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In November 1981.

In November 1981, “Mercury” label released “Nightcruising”, the twelve Bar Kays (The) album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Ardent Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Allen Jones.

Personnel:

Personnel:

  • James Alexander – vocals, bass
  • Larry Dodson – vocals
  • Mark Bynum – vocals, keyboard
  • Winston Stewart – keyboards
  • Lloyd Smith – guitar
  • Michael Toles – guitar
  • Charles Allen – vocals, trumpet
  • Benjamin Cauley – trumpet
  • Harvey Henderson – saxophone
  • Frank Thompson – trombone
  • Bryan Smith – bass
  • Michael Beard – drums
  • Sherman Guy – vocals, percussion
  • Mervell Thomas – arranger
  • Henry Bush – engineer
  • Allen Jones – engineer, cover concept
  • Bernie Grundman – engineer
  • Mike McCarty – art direction
  • Tom Hill – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by James Alexander, Larry Dodson, Mark Bynum, Winston Stewart, Lloyd Smith, Charles Allen, Benjamin Cauley, Harvey Henderson, Frank Thompson, Bryan Smith, Michael Beard, Sherman Guy and Allen Jones, except where noted.

  1. Nightcruising
  2. Hit and Run
  3. Feels Like I’m Falling in Love
  4. Freaky Behavior – Allen Jones, Howard Redmond, Jr.
  5. Touch Tone
  6. Unforgettable Dream
  7. Traffic Jammer
  8. Backseat Driver

On March 7, 2006.

On March 7, 2006, “Reprise” label released “Morph the Cat”, the third Donald Fagen solo album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Donald Fagen.

Personnel:

  • Donald Fagen – Fender Rhodes, backing vocals, organ, piano, melodica
  • Jerry Barnes, Michael Harvey, Amy Helm, Carolyn Leonhart, Cindy Mizelle – backing vocals
  • Freddie Washington – bass
  • Keith Carlock – drums
  • Frank Vignola, Ken Wessel, Ken Emerson, Hugh McCracken, Wayne Krantz, Jon Herington – guitar
  • Walt Weiskopf – tenor saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Phonus Quaver – vibraphone
  • Roger Rosenberg – baritone saxophone
  • Gordon Gottlieb – percussion
  • Ted Baker – piano
  • Mark Patterson – trombone
  • Howard Levy – harmonica
  • Ted Baker – Wurlitzer Electric Piano
  • Phonus Quaver – marimba
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Lawrence Feldman – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Pasaro – percussion
  • Camille Meza, Candice Predham, Eddie Jackson, Jennifer Battista – handclaps
  • Harlan Post, Jr – acoustic bass.
  • Roger Rosenberg – bass clarinet
  • Illinois Elohainu – flute
  • Brian Montgomery – bass
  • Tracking Engineer: Elliot Scheiner
  • Overdub/ProTools Engineers: Brian Montgomery, T. J. Doherty
  • Mix Engineer: Elliott Scheiner
  • Second Mix Engineer: Brian Montgomery
  • Assistant Engineers: Eddie Jackson, Jim Keller, Chad Lupo, Steve Mazur, Brian Montgomery, Matt Scheiner, Bryan Smith, Allan “A.T.” Thomas
  • Piano Technicians: Sam Berd, Wayne Williams
  • Drum/Guitar Tech: Artie Smith
  • Music Copyist: Gary Blu
  • Mastering Engineer: Darcy Proper
  • Additional Mastering: Joseph M. Palmaccio
  • Mastering Assistant: Maria Triana
  • Management: Irving Azoff
  • Production Coordinators: Jill Dell’Abate, Cindy Osborne
  • Production Assistant: Mary Lou Arnold
  • Art Direction: Jeri Heiden
  • Design: Ryan Corey
  • Photography: Danny Clinch

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Fagen.

  1. Morph the Cat
  2. H Gang
  3. What I Do
  4. Brite Nitegown
  5. The Great Pagoda of Funn
  6. Security Joan
  7. The Night Belongs to Mona
  8. Mary Shut the Garden Door
  9. Morph the Cat (Reprise)