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On October 12, 1999.

On October 12, 1999, “Volcano Entertainment” label released “In Reverse”, the seventh Matthew Sweet album. It was recorded May – June 1999, and was produced by Matthew Sweet, Greg Leisz, Fred Maher and Jim Scott. The album cover features artists Margaret Keane painting.


  • Matthew Sweet – vocals, guitar, bass, organ, synthesizer, percussion
  • Bruce Fowler- trombone
  • Walt Fowler – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Rick Cunha – acoustic guitar
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Victor Bisetti, Don Heffington- percussion
  • Carol Kaye- bass
  • Greg Kurstin – piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Greg Leisz- guitar, pedal steel
  • Fred Maher- drums, percussion
  • Tony Marsico- acoustic bass
  • Ric Menck – drums, percussion
  • Jamie Muhoberac- organ, piano
  • Paul Chastain – acoustic guitar
  • John Ginty – organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Brian Kehew – organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Pamelia Kurstin- theremin

Track listing:

All tracks by Matthew Sweet.

  1. Millennium Blues
  2. If Time Permits
  3. Beware My Love
  4. Faith in You
  5. Hide
  6. Future Shock
  7. Split Personality
  8. I Should Never Have Let You Know
  9. Trade Places
  10. What Matters
  11. Write Your Own Song
  12. Worse to Live
  13. Untitled
  14. Thunderstorm



On August 5, 2008.

On August 5, 2008, “Nonesuch” label released “Harps and Angels”, the eleventh  Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, “The Newman Stage”, “Twentieth Century Fox Studios” in Beverly Hills, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker.

Track listing:

  • Randy Newman – pianist, bandleader
  • Greg Cohen- bass
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Pete Thomas- drums
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel and acoustic slide guitar
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboard and organ
  • Violins: Roger Wilkie (concertmaster), Eun-Mee Ahn, Jacqueline Brand, Kevin Connolly, Joel Derouin, Julie Ann Gigante, Natalie Leggett, Helen Nightengale, Alyssa Park, Sara Parkins, Katia Popov, Rafael Rishik, Anatoly Rosinsky, Marc Sazer, Tereza Stanislav, Lisa M. Sutton, Sarah Thornblade, Irina Voloshina
  • Violas: Brian Dembow (first viola), Robert Berg, Thomas Diener, Steven Gordon, Roland Kato, Darrin McCann, Victoria Miskolczy, Michael Nowak, Shanti Randall, David Walther
  • Violoncelli: Dennis Karmazyn (first cello), Antony Cooke, Steve Erdody, Christine Ermacoff, Armen Ksajikian, Andrew Shulman, David Speltz, Cecelia Tsan
  • Bass violins: Michael Valerio (first bass violin), Drew Dembowski, Edward Meares, Susan Ranney
  • Flutes: James Walker, Norda Mullen, Geraldine Rotella, David Shostac
  • Clarinets: Gary Boyver, Stuart Clark, Donald Foster, Marty Krystall
  • Saxophones: Daniel Higgins, Gary Foster, Greg Huckins, Bill Liston, Brian Scanlon
  • Oboes: Thomas Boyd, Leslie Reed
  • Bassoons: Kenneth Munday, Michael O’Donovan, Judith Farmer
  • French horns: James Thatcher, Mark Adams, Richard Todd
  • Trumpets: Warren Luening, Malcolm McNab, Daniel Fornero, Jon Lewis, Timothy Morrison
  • Trombones: William Booth, Bruce Fowler, Alesander Iles, William Reichenbach, George Thatcher
  • Tuba: Doug Tornquist
  • Percussion (including mallets): Alan Estes, Gregory Goodall
  • Harps: Jo Ann Turovsky, Allison Allport
  • Accordion: Frank Marocco
  • Background vocals: Carmen Carter, Tim Davis, Luana Jackman, Steve Jackson, Rick Logan, Susan Stevens Logan, Fletcher Sheridan, Oren Waters, Terry Woods
  • Engineered by David Boucher
  • Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
  • Angry Belgians on “A Piece of the Pie”: Kathie Van Kerckhoven and Jeremy Altervain
  • Happy immigrants on “Laugh and Be Happy”: Los Amigos Locos del Este
  • Orchestral contractor: Sandy DeCrescent
  • Music preparation: Jo Ann Kane Music Services
  • Vocal contractor: Luana Jackman
  • Album photography: Autumn De Wilde
  • Stock photography for booklet by Jupiterimages, Perry Mastrovito, and Photo 24
  • Art direction and design: Barbara De Wilde
  • Production manager for Nonesuch Records: Eli Cane
  • Editorial coordinator for Nonesuch Records: Ronen Givony
  • Executive in charge of production for Nonesuch Records: Karina Beznicki
  • Executive producer: Robert Hurwitz

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman

  1. Harps and Angels
  2. Losing You
  3. Laugh and Be Happy
  4. A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
  5. A Piece of the Pie
  6. Easy Street
  7. Korean Parents
  8. Only a Girl
  9. Potholes
  10. Feels Like Home

On November 7, 2006.


On November 7, 2006, “Duck” label released “The Road to Escondido”, album by J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton and Simon Climie. It was recorded in August 2005, and was produced by J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton. The album features the final Billy Preston recordings, to whom the “The Road to Escondido” Is dedicated. In 2008, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Contemporary Blues Album”. “The Road to Escondido” was certified Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; 2 x Platinum in Greece by “IFPI Greece”, and 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”.


  • JJ Cale: guitars, keyboards, vocals.
  • Eric Clapton: guitars, vocals, concept.
  • Derek Trucks: guitar
  • Jim Karstein: drums, percussion.
  • James Cruce: drums, Percussion.
  • Pino Palladino: bass guitar
  • Steve Jordan: drums
  • Abe Laboriel, Jr: drums
  • Gary Gilmore: bass guitar.
  • Willie Weeks: bass guitar.
  • John Mayer: guitar
  • Albert Lee: guitar
  • Billy Preston: Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer.
  • Walt Richmond: piano
  • Doyle Bramhall II: guitar
  • Nathan East: Bass guitar.
  • Christine Lakeland: guitar, vocals.
  • Simon Climie: piano
  • David Teegarden: piano
  • Taj Mahal: harmonica
  • Dennis Caplinger: fiddle
  • Bruce Fowler: horns
  • Marty Grebb: horns
  • Steve Madaio: horns
  • Jerry Peterson: horns
  • Simon Climie: programming, digital editing
  • Alan Douglas: engineer
  • Bob Ludwig: mastering
  • Lee Dickson: guitar techician
  • Catherine Roylance: art direction
  • Joel Evenden: digital editing

Track listing:

All tracks by J.J. Cale except where noted.

  1. Danger
  2. Heads in Georgia
  3. Missing Person
  4. When This War Is Over
  5. Sporting Life Blues – Brownie McGhee
  6. Dead End Road
  7. It’s Easy
  8. Hard to Thrill – Eric Clapton,John Mayer
  9. Anyway the Wind Blows
  10. Three Little Girls – Eric Clapton
  11. Don’t Cry Sister
  12. Last Will and Testament
  13. Who Am I Telling You?
  14. Ride the River

On October 20, 1976.


On October 20, 1976, “Warner Bros” label released “Zoot Allures”, the twenty-second Frank Zappa album. It was recorded May–June, 1976, at “Record Plant Studios” in Los Angeles, and live in Osaka, Japan, February 3, 1976, and was produced by Frank Zappa.


  • Frank Zappa– guitar, bass, lead vocals, synthesizer, keyboards, director of recreational activities
  • Terry Bozzio– drums , backing vocals
  • Davey Moiré – lead vocals, backing vocals, engineer
  • Andre Lewis– organ, vocals, backing vocals
  • Roy Estrada– bass, vocals, backing vocals, drone bass
  • Napoleon Murphy Brock– vocals
  • Ruth Underwood– synthesizer, marimba
  • Captain Beefheart– harmonica (credited as “Donnie Vliet”)
  • Ruben Ladron de Guevara – backing vocals
  • Ian Underwood– saxophone
  • Bruce Fowler– trombone
  • Sal Marquez – trumpet
  • Dave Parlato – bass
  • Lu Ann Neil –harp
  • Sparky Parker – backing vocals
  • Arnie Acosta – mastering
  • Amy Bernstein – layout design
  • Michael Braunstein – engineer
  • Gary Heery – photography
  • Cal Schenkel– design

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa, except where noted.

  1. Wind Up Workin’ in a Gas Station
  2. Black Napkins
  3. The Torture Never Stops
  4. Pinky
  5. Find Her Finer
  6. Friendly Little Finger
  7. Wonderful Wino – Simmons, Frank Zappa
  8. Zoot Allures
  9. Disco Boy

On May 4, 1979.


On May 4, 1979, “DiscReet Records” label released “Orchestral Favorites”, the twenty seventh Frank Zappa album. It was recorded in September 1975, at “Rotce Hall”, UCLA, and was produced by Frank Zappa. The album features instrumental music performed by the 37-piece Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra.


  • Frank Zappa– guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Mike Altschul – flute and clarinet
  • Terry Bozzio– drums
  • Bobby Dubow – violin
  • David Duke – French horn
  • Earle Dumler – oboe
  • Bruce Fowler– trombone
  • Pamela Goldsmith – viola
  • Dana Hughes – bass trombone
  • Jerry Kessler – cello
  • Mike Lang – keyboards
  • Joann McNab – bassoon
  • Malcolm McNab– trumpet
  • Dave Parlato – bass
  • Ray Reed – flute
  • Emil Richards– percussion
  • David Shostac – flute
  • John Wittenberg – violin

Track listing:

All tracks ny Frank Zappa.

  1. Strictly Genteel
  2. Pedro’s Dowry
  3. Naval Aviation in Art
  4. Duke of Prunes
  5. Bogus Pomp

On January 19, 1979.

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On January 19, 1979, “DiscReet Records” label released “Sleep Dirt”, the 25th Frank Zappa album . It  was recorded in December 1974 and in 1976, at the “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and “Caribou Studios” in Nederland, Colorado, and was produced by Frank Zappa.


  • Frank Zappa – guitar, percussion, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Patrick O’Hearn– bass guitar
  • Terry Bozzio– drums
  • George Duke– keyboards, vocals
  • Bruce Fowler– brass
  • Stephen Marcussen –mastering, equalization
  • Gary Panter – art director
  • Dave Parlato – bass guitar
  • Bob Stone – mastering, remastering, equalization
  • Chester Thompson– drums
  • Ruth Underwood– percussion, keyboards
  • James “Bird Legs” Youman – bass guitar,rhythm guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa.

  1. Filthy Habits
  2. Flambay
  3. Spider of Destiny
  4. Regyptian Strut
  5. Time is Money
  6. Sleep Dirt
  7. The Ocean is the Ultimate Solution

On September 15, 1978.


On September 15, 1978, “DiscReet” label released “Studio Tan”, the twenty – fourth Frank Zappa album. It was recorded from 1969, 1974 – 1976 at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles; “Royce Hall”, “UCLA” and “Caribou Studios” in Nederland, Colorado and was produced by Frank Zappa.


  • Frank Zappa – guitar, vocals, percussion
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • John Berkman – piano
  • Tom Fowler– bass guitar
  • Terry Bozzio– drums
  • Davey Moire – vocals
  • Eddie Jobson– keyboards, yodeling
  • Max Bennett– bass guitar
  • Paul Humphrey– drums
  • Don Brewer– bongos
  • James “Bird Legs” Youmans – bass guitar
  • Ruth Underwood– percussion, synthesizer
  • Michael Zearott– conductor
  • Pamela Goldsmith – viola
  • Murray Adler – violin
  • Sheldon Sanov – violin
  • Jerry Kessler – cello
  • Edward Meares – upright bass
  • Bruce Fowler– trombone
  • Don Waldrop – trombone
  • Jock Ellis – trombone
  • Dana Hughes – bass trombone
  • Earle Dumler – oboe
  • JoAnn Caldwell McNab – bassoon
  • Mike Altschul – flute
  • Graham Young – trumpet
  • Jay Daversa – trumpet
  • Malcolm McNab– trumpet
  • Ray Reed – flute
  • Victor Morosco – saxophone
  • John Rotella – woodwind instruments
  • Alan Estes – percussion
  • Emil Richards– percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa.

  1. Greggery Peccary
  2. Let Me Take You to the Beach
  3. Revised Music for Guitar & Low-Budget Orchestra