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On February 19, 2016.

On February 19, 2016, “Epitaph” label released “Livin’ on a High Note”, the Mavis Staples studio album. It was recorded in August 2015, at “Agoura Borealis” in Agoura Hills, California, “Kingsize” in Los Angeles, and “CRC” in Chicago, and was produced by Matthew Ward.

Personnel:

  • Mavis Staples – vocals
  • Donny Gerrard – vocals
  • Vicki Randle – background vocals
  • Rick Holmstrom – guitar
  • Matthew Ward – background vocals, guitars, organ, synthesizer
  • Jeff Turmes – bass
  • Sean Billings – trumpet
  • Alex Budman – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Humberto Ruiz – trombone
  • Nathaniel Walcott – trumpet, clavinet, horn arrangements
  • Stephen Hodges – drums
  • Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews – trumpet, trombone
  • David Moyer – baritone saxophone
  • Tucker Martine – tambourine, mixing
  • Pierre de Reeder, Josh Kvale, Mat Lejeune – engineer
  • Adam Ayan – mastering
  • Masaki Koike – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Take Us Back – Benjamin Booker
  2. Love and Trust – Ben Harper
  3. If It’s a Light – Charity Rose Thielen
  4. Action – Merrill Garbus
  5. High Note – Valerie June
  6. Don’t Cry – Matthew Ward
  7. Tomorrow – Jon Batiste, Aloe Blacc
  8. Dedicated – Justine Vernon, Matthew Ward
  9. History Now – Neko Case, Donny Gerrard, Laura Veirs
  10. One Love – Aaron Livingston
  11. Jesus Lay Down Beside Me – Nick Cave
  12. MLK Song – Martin Luther King Jr., Matthew Ward
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On February 16, 2010.

On February 16, 2010, “Frenchkiss” label released “Gorilla Manor”, the debut Local Natives album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Red Rockets Glare Studio” in Los Angeles, “Hot Pie Studios” in Pasadena, California, and was produced by Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, Matthew Frazier and Andy Hamm.

Personnel:

  • Taylor Rice — vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Kelcey Ayer — vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Ryan Hahn — vocals, lead guitar
  • Matthew Frazier — vocals, drums
  • Andy Hamm — vocals, bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, Matthew Frazier and Andy Hamm,  except “Warning Sign” by David Byrne and Chris Frantz.

  1. Wide Eyes
  2. Airplanes
  3. Sun Hands
  4. World News
  5. Shape Shifter
  6. Camera Talk
  7. Cards & Quarters
  8. Warning Sign
  9. Who Knows Who cares
  10. Cubism Dream
  11. Stranger Things
  12. Sticky Thread

On January 31, 2014.

On January 31, 2014, “Columbia” label released “After the Disco”, the second  Broken Bells studio album. It was recorded October 2012 – November 2013, at “Mondo Studio” and “Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, Glenwood Place Studios” in Burbank, California, “Firehouse Studios” in Pasadena, California, and was produced by Danger Mouse (Brian Burton).

Personnel:

  • Brian Burton– drums, organ, piano, synthesizer, percussion, bass, guitar
  • James Mercer– vocals, guitar, bass, organ, synthesizer, percussion
  • Elizabeth Berg, Heather Porcaro, Myla Balugay, Rebecca Ann Stark- backing vocals

Orchestra

  • The Angel City String Orchestra – strings

Daniele Luppi – conductor, string arrangement

Anton Riehl – score

Peter Kent – concertmaster, violin

Chris Tedesco – contractor

  • Carolyn Osborn – violin
  • Erika Walczak – violin
  • Jennifer Walton – violin
  • Judy Yoo – violin
  • Julie Beavers – violin
  • Norman Hughes – violin
  • Shari Zippert – violin
  • Sharon Jackson – violin
  • Susan Chatman – violin
  • Vladimir Polimatidi – violin
  • Alisha Bauer – cello
  • Stefanie Fife – cello
  • Vanessa Freebairn-Smith – cello
  • Adrianna Zoppo – viola
  • Brianna Bandy – viola
  • Jessica Van Velzen – viola

 

  • Kamasi Washington – tenor saxophone
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Nathaniel Walcott- trumpet
  • Brian Burton – programmer
  • Kennie Takahashi – programmer, mixing, recording, engineer
  • Todd Monfalcone – recording
  • Jeff Peters – recording strings
  • Jacob Dennis – assistant mixing, assistant engineer
  • Michele Harrison – management
  • Chris Kahn – assistant mixing, assistant engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Todd Monfalcone – mixing, second engineer
  • Ian Montone – management
  • Geoff Neal – assistant mixing
  • Amy Schmalz – management
  • Laura Sisk – second engineer
  • Jeremy Underwood – assistant engineer strings
  • Jacob Escobedo – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by James Mercer and Brian Burton.

  1. Perfect World
  2. After the Disco
  3. Holding On for Life
  4. Leave it Alone
  5. The Changing Lights
  6. Control
  7. Lazy Wonderland
  8. Medicine
  9. No Matter What You’re Told
  10. The Angel and the Fool

In January 1972.

In January 1972, “Warner Bros” label released the debut, self-titled Malo album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Pacific Recording Studios” in San Mateo, California, and was produced by David Rubinson.

Personnel:

  • Arcelio García, Jr. – vocals, percussion.
  • Jorge Santana – vocals, guitar
  • Abel Zarate – vocals, guitar
  • Pablo Tellez – bass guitar, percussion.
  • Richard Kermode – keyboards, electric piano, Hammond organ, piano.
  • Richard Spremich – drums, percussion.
  • Coke Escovedo – timbales, Percussion.
  • Victor Pantoja – conga, bongos, percussion.
  • Luis Gasca – trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals.
  • Roy Murray – flute, trombone, trumpet, soprano sax.
  • Richard Bean – vocals, percussion, timbales.
  • David Rubinson – engineer, mixing
  • Fred Catero, Jeremy Zatkin – assistant engineer.
  • Chris Whorf – art direction
  • John & Barbara Casado – design
  • Victor Alemán – photography
  • Jesus Helguera – front cover

Track listing:

  1. Pana – Arcelio García Jr., Abel Zarate
  2. Just Say Goodbye – Rodgers Grant, Luis Gasca
  3. Café – Jorge Santana, Arcelio García Jr., Pablo Tellez
  4. Nena – Arcelio García Jr., Pablo Tellez, Abel Zarate
  5. Suavecito – Richard Bean, Pablo Tellez, Abel Zarate
  6. Peace – Arcelio Garcia Jr., Pablo Tellez, Ismael Versoza, Abel Zarate

 

On January 14, 2014.

On January 14, 2014, “Atlantic” label released “Fading West”, the ninth Switchfoot studio album. It was recorded 2012 – 2013, at “Spot X Studio” in San Diego, California, and was produced by Neal Avron, Jon Foreman and Tim Foreman.

Personnel:

  • Jon Foreman– guitar, lead vocals, programming
  • Tim Foreman– bass, backing vocals, cover design, programming
  • Chad Butler– drums, percussion, programming
  • Jerome Fontamillas– keyboard, guitar, backing vocals, programming
  • Drew Shirley– guitar, backing vocals, programming
  • Mike Elizondo, Eric Owyoung – programming, additional instrumentation
  • Josh Silverberg, Jared Fox, Blain Stark, John Painter, Drew Pearson, Sarah Masen– additional instrumentation
  • Brandon Zedaker – additional instrumentation, engineering
  • Neal Avron– programming, engineering, mixing
  • Tanner Sparks, Adam Hawkins, Eric Robinson – engineering
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Chris Burkard, Brian Nevins, Alan Van Gysen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Foreman and Tim Foreman, except where noted.

  1. Love Alone Is Worth the Fight
  2. Who We Are
  3. When We Come Alive – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Drew Pearson, David Hodges
  4. Say It Like You Mean It – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Chad Butler
  5. The World You Want
  6. Slipping Away
  7. Ba55
  8. Let It Out – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Drew Pearson
  9. All or Nothing at All – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Tim Pagnotta
  10. Saltwater Heart
  11. Back to the Beginning Again

 

On January 9, 1984.

On January 9, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released 1984 (stylized as MCMLXXXIV on the album’s cover), sixth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “5150 Studios” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Ted Templeman. The album cover art was by Margo Nahas.  The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada’, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, and Diamond in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth– vocals
  • Eddie Van Halen– guitars, keyboards, background vocals
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Ken Deane, Donn Landee– engineering
  • Chris Bellman, Gregg Geller – mastering
  • Jo Motta – project coordination
  • Joan Parker – production coordination
  • Pete Angelus, Richard Seireeni – art direction
  • Margo Nahas – cover art
  • Pete Angelus – lighting

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth, except where noted.

  1. 1984
  2. Jump
  3. Panama
  4. Top Jimmy
  5. Drop Dead Legs
  6. Hot for Teacher
  7. I’ll Wait – Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, David Lee Roth, Michael McDonald
  8. Girl Gone Bad
  9. House of Pain

On January 8, 1973.

On January 8, 1973, “Brother” label released “Holland”, the nineteenth Beach Boys studio album. It was recorded June – October 1972, at “BBC 2 Studio” in  Baambrugge, Utrecht, Netherlands, and “Village Recorders” in California, and was produced by Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Blondie Chapin, Ricky Fataar, Alan Jardine and Mike Love. In 2007, the Netherland magazine “OOR Magazine” ranked the album among “100 Best Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Brian Wilson– vocals, narration
  • Carl Wilson– vocals, guitar, piano, electric piano
  • Dennis Wilson– vocals, piano
  • Blondie Chaplin– vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Ricky Fataar– vocals, drums, slide guitar
  • Alan Jardine– vocals, guitar
  • Mike Love– vocals
  • Daryl Dragon– Moog bass
  • Bruce Johnston– backup vocals
  • Jack Rieley – narration

Track listing:

  1. Sail On Sailor – Brian Wilson, Tandyn Almer, Ray Kennedy, Jack Rieley, Van Dyke Parks
  2. Steamboat – Dennis Wilson, Jack Rieley
  3. California Saga: Big Sur – Mike Love
  4. California Saga: The Beaks of Eagles – Robinson Jeffers, Al Jardine, Lynda Jardine
  5. California Saga: California – Al Jardine
  6. The Trader – Carl Wilson, Jack Rieley
  7. Leaving This Town – Ricky Fataar, Blondie Chapin, Carl Wilson
  8. Only With You – Dennis Wilson, Mike Love
  9. Funky Pretty – Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Jack Rieley