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On September 1, 2012.

On September 1, 2012, Harold Lane David died aged 91. He was lyricist best known for his collaborations with composer Burt Bacharach. Together they wrote and composed for Marty Robbins, Dionne Warwick, The Carpenters, Dusty Springfield, B. J. Thomas, Gene Pitney, Tom Jones and Jackie DeShannon. Some of their best known compositions are “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, “We Have All the Time in the World”, “This Guy’s in Love with You”, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose”, “Walk On By”, “What the World Needs Now Is Love”, “I Say a Little Prayer”, “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me”, “One Less Bell to Answer”, “Alfie” and “Anyone Who Had a Heart”. David and Bacharach worked on soundtracks for movies “What’s New Pussycat?”, “Alfie”, “Casino Royale” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. Their compositions “Don’t Make Me Over”, “(They Long to Be) Close to You” and “Walk On By” have been inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. David contributed lyrics for three James Bond movies, and wrote lyrics for other composers including Morty Nevins, Albert Hammond, Sherman Edwards and Paul Hampton.

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “King” label released “It’s a Mother”, the twenty sixth James Brown album. It was recorded in 1969, at “King Studios”, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocal, arranger
  • Dave Harrison – engineer
  • Dan Quest Studio – photography
  • Hal Neely – liner notes
  • Bud Hobgood – production coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown, except where noted.

  1. Mother Popcorn Pt. 1 – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  2. Mother Popcorn Pt. 2 – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  3. Mashed Potato Popcorn Pt. 1
  4. Mashed Potato Popcorn Pt. 2
  5. I’m Shook
  6. Popcorn With a Feeling – James Brown, Alfonzo Kellum, Clyde Stubblefield, Jimmy Nolen, St. Clair Pinckney
  7. The Little Groove Maker Me Pt. 1 – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  8. The Little Groove Maker Me Pt. 2 – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  9. Any Day Now – Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard
  10. If I Ruled the World – Cyril Ornadel, Leslie Bricusse
  11. You’re Still Out of Sight
  12. Top of the Stack – James Brown, Alfred Brown

On June 25, 1991.

On June 25, 1991, “Arista” label released “What You See Is What You Sweat”, the thirty-third Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, David “Pic” Conley, Aretha Franklin, Michel Legrand, Oliver Leiber, Gene Lennon, Bruce Roberts, Joshua Thompson, David Townsend, Luther Vandross, Narada Michael Walden and Elliot Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead and background vocals, piano
  • Rick Iantosca – acoustic guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Vernon Black – guitar
  • David Townsend – guitar
  • Jean-Marc Benais – guitar
  • Teddy F. White – guitar
  • Al Turner – bass guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar
  • Dominique Bertram – bass guitar
  • Rudolph Stansfield – piano
  • Thierry Eliez – piano
  • Skip Anderson – keyboards
  • Burt Bacharach – keyboards
  • Oliver Leiber – keyboards, drum programming, guitar
  • Jason Miles – keyboards
  • Louis Biancaniello – keyboards, programming
  • David Foster – keyboards, programming
  • Nat Adderley Jr. – keyboards
  • Bobby Wooten – keyboards, electric piano, drum programming, synthesizer
  • Michael Boddicker – keyboards, programming
  • Hubert Eaves III – keyboards, drum programming
  • Elliot Wolff – keyboards, drum programming
  • Joshua Thompson – keyboards, guitar, synthesizer
  • Peter Schwartz – additional keyboards
  • Charles Scales – synthesizer
  • Michel Legrand – synthesizer
  • Guy Vaughn – drum programming
  • Narada Michael Walden – drums, programming
  • Buster Marbury – drums
  • André Ceccarelli – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Larry Fratangelo – percussion
  • Larry Williams – programming
  • Franck Thore – Pan pipes
  • Onita Sanders – harp
  • Candy Dulfer – saxophone
  • David Boruff – saxophone
  • Gene Lennon – programming
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals
  • Jesse Richardson – background vocals
  • Sandra Feva – background vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton – background vocals
  • Diane Green – background vocals
  • Sherry Fox – background vocals
  • Portia Griffin – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Jarvis Barker – background vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – background vocals
  • Skyler Jett – background vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – background vocals
  • Tony Lindsay – background vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie – background vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – background vocals
  • Donna Davis – background vocals
  • Marj Harber – background vocals
  • Esther Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gloria Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gracie Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Clive Davis – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Everyday people – Sly Stone
  2. Ever Changing Times – Burt Bacharach, Bill Conti, Carole Bayer Sager
  3. What You See Is What You Sweat – David Conley, Derrick Culler, Gene Lennon, Joshua Thompson
  4. Mary Goes Round – Elliot Wolff, Oliver Leiber
  5. I Dreamed a Dream – Alain Boubill, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean Marc Natel, Claude Michel Schonberg
  6. Someone’s Else’s Eyes – Bruce Roberts, Burt Bacharach, Bayer Sager
  7. Doctor’s Orders – Luther Vandross, Hubert Eaves III
  8. You Can’t Take Me for Granted – Aretha Franklin
  9. What You Give – Aretha Franklin
  10. Everyday People (Shep Pettibone Remix) – Sly Stone

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Pacific Jazz” label released “Powerhouse” the 15th Jazz Crusaders (The) album. It was recorded in July 1968, and was produced by Richard Bock.

Personnel:

  • Wayne Henderson – trombone
  • Wilton Felder – saxophone
  • Joe Sample – keyboards
  • Charles “Buster” Williams – bass
  • Stix Hooper – drums

Track listing:

  1. Promises, Promises – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  2. Love and Peace – Arthur Adams
  3. Hey Jude – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Sting Ray – Wayne Henderson
  5. Fancy Dance – Joe Sample
  6. Love is Blue – André Popp, Blackburn, Pierre Cour
  7. Cookie Man – Wayne Henderson
  8. Upstairs – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Fire Water – Charles Williams

On March 1, 1994.

On March 1, 1994, “Mapleshade” label released “Masters from Different Worlds”, the 32nd Clifford Jordan album. It was recorded in December 1989, at “Mapleshade Studios” in Upper Marlboro, MD, and was produced by Fred Kaplan and Pierre Sprey.

Personnel:

  • Clifford Jordan – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Ran Blake – piano
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Claudia Polley – vocals
  • Windmill Saxophone Quartet:
  • Jesse Meman – alto saxophone
  • Tom Monroe, Ken Plant – tenor saxophone
  • Clayton Englar – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Williams – drums
  • Alfredo Mojica – congas

Track listing:

  1. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  2. A Touch of Evil – Ran Blake
  3. Arline – Ran Blake
  4. Laura – David Raksin, Jihnny Mercer
  5. Short Life of Barbara Monk – Ran Blake
  6. Vanguard – Ran Blake
  7. Julia – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Doug’s Prelude – Clifford Jordan
  10. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Milestone” label released “Do You Know the Way?” the 18th and the final Bobby Timmons album.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Bob Cranshaw – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bobby Timmons except where noted.

  1. The Spanish Count
  2. I Won’t Be Back – Joe Beck
  3. Last Night When We Were Young – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  4. Do You Know the Way to San Jose – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  5. Come Together
  6. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  7. Soul Time
  8. This Guy’s in Love With You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David

In December 1976.

In December 1976, “Polydor” label released “Bodyheat”, the 44th James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “810 Seventh Avenue” in New Yorjk City, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown, vocals, arranger
  • Virginia Team – cover art, design

Track listing:

  1. Bodyheat – Deanna Brown, Deidra Brown, Yamma Brown
  2. Woman – James Brown
  3. Kiss in 99’ – “Sweet” Charles Sgerrell
  4. I’m Satisfied – Deanna Brown, Deidra Brown, Yamma Brown
  5. What the World Needs Now Is Love – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Wake Up and Give Yourself a Chance – Deanna Brown, Deidra Brown, Yamma Brown
  7. Don’t Tell It – Deanna Brown, Deidra Brown, Yamma Brown

In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Enterprise” label released “…To Be Continued” is, the fourth Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Hayes – vocals, piano, electric piano, bongos, timpani, vibraphone, arranger
  • Dale Warren – arranger
  • Pat Lewis – backing vocal arranger
  • The Bar-Kays: instrumentation
    • James Alexander – bass guitar
    • Cliff Acred – bass guitar
    • Ben Cauley – trumpet
    • Michael Toles – guitar
    • Ronnie Gordon – keyboards
    • Harvey Henderson – saxophone
    • Roy Cunningham – drums
    • Willie Hall – drums
  • Hot Buttered Soul Unlimited – backing vocals

The Memphis Horns and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra: instrumentation

  • Richard “Johnny” Davis – trumpet
  • Bill Bell – trombone
  • Ernie Bernhardt – trumpet
  • Jackie Thomas – trombone
  • Edwin Hubbard – flute
  • Robert Snyder – violin
  • Ann Spurbeck – violin
  • James Terry – flute
  • Nick Vergos – English horn, oboe
  • John Wehlan – violin
  • Vincent de Frank – cello
  • Joe De’Gerolamo – French horn
  • Ed Freudberg – violin
  • Gloria Hendricks – violin
  • Nino Ravarino – viola
  • Hal Saunders – violin
  • Joan Gilbert – violin
  • John Davis – trumpet
  • Jack Fonville – flute
  • D’Gerolamo – French horn
  • Richard Dolph – French horn
  • Noel Gilbert – violin
  • William Brown, Henry Bush, Ron Capone – engineers
  • Joe Tarantino – mastering
  • David Krieger – art direction
  • Herb Kole – art supervisor
  • Joel Brodsky – photography

Track listing:

  1. Ike’s Rap I – Isaac Hayes
  2. Our Day Will Come – Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson
  3. The Look of Love – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  4. Medley: Ike’s Mood/You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling – Isaac Hayes, Phil Spector, Barry Man, Cynthia Weil
  5. Runnin’ out of Fools – Kay Rodgers, Richard Ahiert

On September 27, 2005.

On September 27, 2005, “Nonesuch” label released “Day Is Done”, the 18th Brad Mehldau album (credited to Brad Mehldau Trio). It was recorded in March 2005, at “Avatar Studios” in New York, NY, and was produced by Brad Mehldau.

Personnel:

  • Brad Mehldau- piano
  • Larry Grenadier- bass
  • Jeff Ballard- drums
  • James Farber – engineer
  • Mark Wilder – mastering
  • Doyle Partners – design
  • Diane Cook, Len Jenshel, Roberto Masotti – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Brad Mehldau except where noted.

  1. Knives Out – Radiohead
  2. Alfie – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Martha My Dear – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Day Is Done – Nick Drake
  5. Artis
  6. Turtle Town
  7. She’s Leaving Home – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. Granada – Chris Cheek
  9. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
  10. No Moon at All – Redd Evans, David Mann

On July 29, 1996.

On July 29, 1996, “Columbia” label released “A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular”, the debut Hooverphonic studio album. It was recorded in 1996 and was produced by Liesje Sadonius, Raymond Geerts, Frank Duchêne, and Alex Callier.

Personnel:

  • Liesje Sadonius– vocals
  • Raymond Geerts – guitars, breaths
  • Frank Duchêne – engineering, keyboards
  • Alex Callier– programming, keyboards
  • Eric Bosteels – drums
  • Stefan Bracoval – flute solo
  • Ursi Vanderherten – French parlando
  • Charlotte Van de Perre – Spanish parlando
  • Sven Muller – single note bass

Track listing:

  1. Inhaler – Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts
  2. 2Wicky – Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Pierre Henry
  3. Wardrope – Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts
  4. Plus Profond – Alex Callier
  5. Barabas – Alex Callier
  6. Cinderella – Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts, Frank Duchêne, Liesje Sadonius
  7. 9 – Alex Callier
  8. Sarangi – Alex Callier
  9. Someone – Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts, Frank Duchêne, Liesje Sadonius
  10. Revolver – Alex Callier
  11. Innervoice – Alex Callier, Raymond Geerts