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In January 1988.

In January 1988, “Columbia / Legacy” label released “Never Die Young”, the twelfth James Taylor album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Don Grolnick.


  • James Taylor – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Rosemary Butler– vocals
  • Dan Dugmore– banjo, pedal steel guitar
  • Don Grolnick– piano
  • Lani Groves– backing vocals
  • David Lasley– vocals
  • Jay Leonhart– bass
  • Bob Mann– guitar
  • Arnold McCuller– vocals
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Mark O’Connor– violin
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor– harmonica
  • Carlos Vega– drums, percussion
  • James Farber – recording and mix engineer
  • Don Rodenbach – assistant engineer
  • Edd Kolakowski – guitar and piano technician, production assistant
  • Rhonda Schoen – digital editing
  • Greg Calbi– mastering engineer
  • Robby Kilgore and Clifford Carter – synthesizer programming
  • Jim Brandenburg– wolf photos
  • Rudy Molacek – James Taylor photo
  • Marc Balet – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Never Die Young
  2. T-Bone – Bill Payne, James Taylor
  3. Baby Boom Baby – James Taylor, Zachary Wiesner
  4. Runaway Boy
  5. Valentine’s Day
  6. Sun on the Moon
  7. Sweet Potato Pie
  8. Home by Another Way – Timothy Mayer, James Taylor
  9. Letter in the Mail
  10. First of May

In August 1979.

In August 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Born Again”, the sixth Randy Newman album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Warner Brothers Recording Studios”; “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman.


  • Randy Newman– vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Waddy Wachtel, Buzzy Feiten– guitar
  • Chuck Findley– horns
  • Tom Scott– horns
  • Victor Feldman– Fender Rhodes, drums, percussion
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • David Shields, Willie Weeks– bass
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Lenny Castro, Carlos Vega – percussion
  • Stephen Bishop, Valerie Carter, Arno Lucas– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. It’s Money That I Love
  2. The Story of a Rock and Roll Band
  3. Pretty Boy
  4. Sheep
  5. Ghosts
  6. They Just Got Married
  7. Spies
  8. The Girls in My Life (Part One)
  9. Half a Man
  10. William Brown
  11. Pants

On August 9, 1980.

On August 9, 1980, “Qwest Records” label released “Give Me The Night”, the 18th George Benson album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Kendun Recorders” in Burbank,  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones. in 1981 Benson won “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”, the track “Moody’s Mood” won “Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male” and track “Off Broadway” won “Best R&B Instrumental Performance”. Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the “Grammy Award” for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for the song “Dinorah, Dinorah”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • George Benson– lead and backing vocals, guitar and lead guitar, scat
  • Lee Ritenour– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel– bass guitar
  • John Robinson, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards, synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Richard Tee– synthesizer bass, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Clare Fischer– Yamaha CS30, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams– saxophone, flute
  • Marty Paich– string arrangements, conductor
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Patti Austin– backing and lead vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen, Tom Bahler– backing vocals
  • Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien
  • Assistant engineers – Sheridan Eldridge, Ralph Osbourne, Mark Sackett.
  • Mastered by Jim Sintetos, Kent Duncan
  • Liner notes by Quincy Jones
  • Art direction – Richard Seireeni
  • Illustration – Paul Jasmin
  • Cover photography – Norman Seeff
  • Sleeve photography – Peter Brill
  • Typography – Anderson Typographics

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Temperton except where indicated.

  1. Love X Love
  2. Off Broadway
  3. Moody’s Mood – Eddie Jefferson, James Moody
  4. Give Me the Night
  5. What’s On Your Mind – Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater
  6. Dinorah, Dinorah – Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins
  7. Love Dance – ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams
  8. Star of a Story (X)
  9. Midnight Love Affair – David “Hawk” Wolinski
  10. Turn Out the Lamplight

On October 25, 1994.


On October 25, 1994, “Reprise” label released “Turbulent Indigo”, the fifteenth Joni Mitchell album. It was recorded in 1994, and was produced by Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein. The album won “Grammy Award” for “Pop Album of the Year”.The album takes inspiration from artist Vincent van Gogh, both for Mitchell’s self-portrait on the cover, and the song “Turbulent Indigo”.


  • Joni Mitchell – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Klein- organ, bass
  • Wayne Shorter- soprano saxophone
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Carlos Vega – drums
  • Michael Landau- electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel guitar
  • Steuart Smith- guitar
  • Seal- vocals
  • Bill Dillon – synthesizer
  • Charles Valentino – backing vocals
  • Kris Kello – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Joni Mitchell; except where noted.

  1. Sunny Sunday
  2. Sex Kills
  3. How Do You Stop
  4. Charlie Midnight, Dan Hartman
  5. Turbulent Indigo
  6. Last Chance Lost
  7. The Magdalene Laundries
  8. Not to Blame
  9. Borderline
  10. Yvette in English – Joni Mitchell, David Crosby
  11. The Sire of Sorrow (Job’s Sad Song)

On May 20, 1997.


On May 20, 1997, “Columbia” label released “Hourglass” the fourteenth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded December 1996, at “Chalker’s Creek” in Massachusetts, “Westlake Audio”  in Hollywood,  “Right Track Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Frank Filipetti and James Taylor. The album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Pop Album” in 1998.


  • James Taylor – guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone, EWI
  • Clifford Carter– keyboards
  • Valerie Carter– vocals
  • Shawn Colvin– vocals
  • Luis Conte– percussion
  • Jill Dell’Abate – vocals
  • Dan Dugmore– pedal steel guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– bass
  • David Lasley– vocals
  • Bobby Mann – guitar
  • Kate Markowitz– vocals
  • Yo-Yo Ma– cello
  • Branford Marsalis– soprano and alto saxophones
  • Arnold McCuller– vocals
  • Edgar Meyer – bass
  • Mark O’Connor– fiddle
  • Ed Rockett- penny whistle
  • Sting– vocals
  • Ross Traut – guitar
  • Carlos Vega – drums
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • mastered by Ted Jensen

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Line ‘Em Up
  2. Enough to Be on Your Way
  3. Little More Time with You
  4. Gaia
  5. Ananas
  6. Jump Up Behind Me
  7. Another Day
  8. Up Er Mei
  9. Up from Your Life
  10. Yellow and Rose
  11. Boatman – Livingston Taylor, M. Taylor
  12. Walking My Baby Back Home – Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk
  13. Hangnail

On May 14, 1984.

Chicago 17

On May 14, 1984, “Full Moon / Warner Bros” label released “Chicago 17”, the fourteenth Chicago studio album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, in Vancouver and in Los Angeles,, and was produced by David Foster. This was last band’s album with founding bassist/vocalist Peter Cetera. It was certified six times Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Peter Cetera– bass guitar; lead and background vocals, arrangements; vocal arrangements
  • Bill Champlin– guitars, keyboards, lead and background vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Robert Lamm– keyboards, lead and background vocals, arrangements, vocal arrangements
  • Lee Loughnane– trumpet
  • James Pankow– trombone, horn arrangements, arrangements
  • Walter Parazaider– woodwinds
  • Chris Pinnick– guitar
  • Danny Seraphine– drums
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Carlos Vega – drums
  • Michael Landau– guitar
  • Paul Jackson, Jr.– guitar
  • Mark Goldenberg – guitar, additional arrangements
  • Paulinho da Costa– percussion
  • David Foster– keyboards, synthesizer programming, additional arrangements
  • John Van Tongeren– synthesizer programming
  • Erich Bulling – synthesizer programming
  • Marcus Ryle – synthesizer programming
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Greg Adams– trumpet
  • Kenny Cetera – background vocals
  • Donny Osmond– background vocals
  • Richard Marx– background vocals
  • David Pack– duet vocals

Track listing:

  1. Stay the Night – Peter Cetera, David Foster
  2. We Can Stop the Hurtin – Robert Lamm, Bill Champlin, Deborah Neal
  3. Hard Habit to Break – Steve Kipner, Jin Parker
  4. Only You – James Pankow, David Foster
  5. Remember the Feeling – Peter Cetera, Bill Champlin
  6. Along Comes a Woman – Peter Ceterea, Mark Goldenberg
  7. You’re the Inspiration – Peter Cetera, David Foster
  8. Please Hold On – Bill Champlin, David Foster, Lionel Richie
  9. Prima Dona – Peter Cetera, Mark Goldenberg
  10. Once in a Lifetime – James Pankow