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Stray Cats: 40

On May 24, 2019, “Surfdog Records” label released “40”, the ninth Stray Cats studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Blackbird Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Peter Collins.


  • Brian Setzer – lead vocals, guitars
  • Lee Rocker – vocals, bass guitar
  • Slim Jim Phantom – vocals, drums
  • Vance Powell – engineer, mixing
  • Mike Fahey – engineer assistant
  • Sean Badum – engineer assistant
  • Pete Lyman – mastering
  • Daniel Bacigalupi – mastering assistant
  • Scrojo Designs – art direction, layout, design
  • Russ Harrington – photography
  • Suzie Kaplan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Cat Fight (Over a Dog Like Me) – Brian Setzer, Mike Himelstein
  2. Rock It Off – Brian Setzer, Mike Himelstein
  3. I’ve Got Love If You Want It
  4. Cry Danger – Brian Setzer, Mike Himelstein, Mike Campbell
  5. I Attract Trouble – Brian Setzer, Mike Himelstein
  6. Three Time’s a Charm – Brian Setzer, Mike Himelstein
  7. That’s Messed Up – Brian Setzer, Mike Himelstein
  8. When Nothing’s Going Right – Lee Rocker as Leon Drucker
  9. Desperado – Brian Setzer
  10. Mean Pickin’ Mama – Brian Setzer
  11. I’ll Be Looking Out for You – Brian Setzer
  12. Devil Train – Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer: Rockabilly Riot: All Original

On August 12, 2014, “Surfdog” label released “Rockabilly Riot!: All Original”, the ninth Brian Setzer studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “RCA Studio A” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Collins.


  • Brian Setzer – vocals, guitar
  • Paul Franklin – pedal steel guitar
  • Kevin McKendree – piano
  • Chris Pelcer – organ
  • Mark W. Winchester – bass
  • Noah Levy – drums
  • Joey Nardone – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Shake
  2. Rockabilly Blues
  3. Vinyl Records
  4. Lemme Slide
  5. Nothing’s is a Sure Thing
  6. What’s Her Name?
  7. Calamity Jane
  8. The Girl with the Blues in Her Eyes
  9. Stiletto Cool
  10. I Should’a Had a V-8
  11. Blue Lights, Big City
  12. Cock-a-doodle Don’t

Bob Geldof: Deep in the Heart of Nowhere

On November 28, 1986, “Mercury” label released “Deep in the Heart of Nowhere”, the debut Bob Geldof album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Rupert Hine, Jimmy Iovine and The Brothers of Doom


  • Bob Geldof – vocals, arranger
  • David A. Stewart – guitars, keyboards
  • Eric Clapton – guitar
  • Brian Setzer – guitar
  • Jamie West-Oram – guitar
  • Alison Moyet – vocals
  • Maria McKee – vocals
  • Annie Lennox – vocals
  • Midge Ure
  • Omar Hakim
  • Suzie O’List
  • Clem Burke
  • Pat Seymour
  • Gill O’Donovan
  • Mint Julep
  • Jools Holland
  • Sonny Southern
  • Maria Albert
  • Lianne Davis
  • T.M. Stevens
  • Bono
  • Rupert Hine – arranger
  • Stephen W Tayler – recording, mixing
  • Andrew Scarth, Jon Bavin, Joe Chiccarelli – engineer
  • Mike Storey – art direction
  • Brian Aris – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Geldof, except where noted.

  1. This Is the World Calling – Bob Geldof, Raymond Doom
  2. In the Pouring Rain
  3. August Was a Heavy Month
  4. Love Like a Rocket – Bob Geldof, Raymond Doom
  5. I Cry Too
  6. When I Was Young
  7. This Heartless Heart
  8. The Beat of the Night
  9. Truly, True Blue
  10. Pulled Apart by Horses
  11. Words from Heaven
  12. Good Boys in the Wrong
  13. Night Turns to Day
  14. Deep in the Heart of Nowhere

On August 29, 1987.

On August 29, 1987, “Virgin” label released “Sentimental Hygiene”, the sixth Warren Zevon studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Record One” in Los Angeles, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Cheshire Sound Studios” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Warren Zevon, Niko Bolas, and Andrew Slater.


  • Warren Zevon – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, emulator
  • Bob Dylan– harmonica
  • Neil Young– lead guitar
  • Mike Campbell– guitar
  • Peter Buck– guitar
  • Rick Richards– guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel– acoustic guitar
  • Brian Setzer– lead guitar
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Leland Sklar– bass guitar
  • Mike Mills– bass guitar
  • Jorge Calderón– bass guitar, harmony
  • Flea– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Darius Degher – sitar
  • Amp Fiddler– keyboards
  • DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight– guitar
  • David Lindley– lap steel guitar, bowed saz
  • Stan Lynch– harmony
  • Don Henley– harmony
  • Michael Stipe– harmony
  • Jennifer Warnes– harmony
  • Bill Berry– drums
  • Craig Krampf– drums
  • Will Alexander, Brian Bell – computer programming
  • Niko Bolas, George Clinton, Larry Ferguson – arranger
  • Willie Alexander, Brian Bell – programming, computers
  • Duncan Aldrich, Niko Bolas, Richard Bosworth – engineer
  • Richard Cottrell, Richard Landers, Bob Levy, Mark McKenna, Dan Nash, Bob Vogt – assistant engineer
  • Niko Bolas, Larry Ferguson, Shelly Yakus – mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Margo Chase – art direction
  • Herb Ritts – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Zevon, except where noted.

  1. Sentimental Hygiene
  2. Boom Boom Mancini
  3. The Factory
  4. Trouble Waiting to Happen – J. D. Southe, Warren Zevon
  5. Reconsider Me
  6. Detox Mansion – Jorge Calderon, Warren Zevon
  7. Bad Karma
  8. Even a Dog Can Shake Hands – Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Warren Zevon
  9. The Heartache
  10. Leave My Monkey Alone

On August 1, 2000.

On August 1, 2000, “Interscope” label released “Vavoom!”, the fourth Brian Setzer Orchestra studio album. It was recorded in 2000,, and was produced by Glen Ballard, Peter Collins and Dave Darling.


  • Brian Setzer – vocals, guitar
  • Mark Winchester – bass
  • Bernie Dresel – drums, percussion
  • Ray Hermann – saxophone
  • Tim Misica – saxophone
  • George McMullen, Robbie Hioki – trombone
  • Kevin Norton – trumpet
  • Mike Himelstein – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Setzer, except where noted.

  1. Pennsylvania 6-5000 – Brian Setzer, Bill Finegan, Jerry Gray, Carl Sigman, Mike Himelstein
  2. Jumpin’ East of Java
  3. Americano – Brian Setzer, Renato Carosone
  4. If You Can’t Rock Me
  5. Gettin’ In the Mood – Mike Himelstein
  6. Drive Like Lightning (Crash Like Thunder) – Brian Setzer, Mark Winchester
  7. Mack the Knife – Marc Blitzstein, Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht
  8. Caravan – Irving Mills, Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol
  9. The Footloose Doll
  10. From Here to Eternity – Brian Setzer, Rick Bell
  11. That’s the Kind of Sugar Papa Likes
  12. 49 Mercury Blues
  13. Jukebox
  14. Gloria – Esther Navarro






On September 14, 1993.


On September 14, 1993, “Geffen” label released “Traffic from Paradise”, the seventh Rickie Lee Jones album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Conway Recording Studios”; “Oceanway Studios” and “Signet Sound Studios”, and was produced by Rickie Lee Jones.


  • Rickie Lee Jones– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, keyboards, bowed dulcimer
  • Sal Bernardi – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Leo Kottke– six-string, twelve-string, slide and acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • David Hidalgo– eight-string electric guitar
  • Brian Setzer– electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Dean Parks– electric guitar
  • David Baerwald– electric guitar, backing vocals
  • John Leftwich – bass, cello, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Alex Acuña– drums, congas
  • Brad Dutz – percussion, marimba, tarkas, bodhran, udu, mixing
  • Efrain Toro – percussion
  • Doug Lyons – French horn
  • Bobby Bruce – violin
  • Syd Straw– backing vocals
  • Teresa Tudbury – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rickie Lee Jones, except where noted.

  1. Pink Flamingos
  2. Altar Boy
  3. Stewart’s Coat
  4. Beat Angels – Sal Bernardi
  5. Tigers
  6. Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
  7. Jolie Jolie
  8. Running from Mercy – Rickie Lee Jones, Leo Kottke
  9. A Stranger’s Car
  10. The Albatross – Rickie Jones, Leo Kottke, John Leftwich

On June 4, 1942.

Capitol Records

On June 4, 1942, “Capitol Records” was founded by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn Wallichs. Over the decades, the label became home to artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bobby Darin, Glen Campbell, Steve Miller, Dr. Hook, Bob Seger, Tina Turner, Heart,  Nat King Cole, the Four Knights, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Stan Kenton, June Christy, Louis Prima, Keely Smith, the Louvin Brothers, Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters, Harry James, Andy Griffith, Shirley Bassey, the Kingston Trio, Dean Martin, The Four Freshmen, Helen Reddy, Anne Murray, April Wine, Blondie, Bloodrock, Burning Spear, Buzzcocks, David Bowie, Kim Carnes, Rosanne Cash, Max Webster, Lee Clayton, Natalie Cole, The Goose Creek Symphony, Sammy Hagar, The Knack, Maze, Mink DeVille, Juice Newton, Raspberries, Minnie Riperton, Diana Ross, Sweet, The Specials, The Sylvers, Ten Wheel Drive, The Stranglers, Tavares, George Thorogood, Triumvirate, Little River Band, Wings, The Persuasions, Richard Marx, The Motels, Billy Squier, Crowded House, Peter Blakeley, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, The Doobie Brothers, Willie Dixon, Glass Tiger, Katrina & The Waves, Grace Jones, Lloyd Cole, Pet Shop Boys, Sawyer Brown, Queen, Roxette, Brian Setzer,The Smithereens, Spandau Ballet, The Tubes, Paul Westerberg, Butthole Surfers, Concrete Blonde, Billy Idol, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth, Exodus, W.A.S.P., Poison, Iron Maiden, Queensrÿche,  Beastie Boys, King Tee, Mantronix, Mellow Man Ace, Robbie Robertson, Dave Koz, Ashford and Simpson, Freddie Jackson, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Skinny Puppy and others.