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On December 18, 2011.

On December 18, 2011, Ralph Anthony MacDonald died aged 67. He was musician (percussion, steelpan), songwriter, arranger, record producer, and philanthropist. His best known compositions are “Where Is the Love”, a “Grammy Award” winner for Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway duet), “Just the Two of Us” (recorded by Bill Withers and Grover Washington Jr.), and “Mister Magic” (recorded by Grover Washington Jr.). MacDonald was member of the bands Desperadoes Steel Orchestra,  Steelband Panorama, and Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. He recorded with many famous musicians including David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Miriam Makeba, David Sanborn, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Luther Vandross, Amy Winehouse, Bob James, Ashford and Simpson, and The Brothers Johnson. As a leader MacDonald released ten albums.

In December 1972.

In December 1972, “Kudu” label released “The Prophet”, the 28th Johnny Hammond album. It was recorded in November 1972, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Hammond Smith – organ
  • John Eckert, Jon Faddis, Marvin Stamm – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Wayne Andre, Dick Griffin – trombone
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Maceo Parker – tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne – baritone saxophone
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Airto Moreira – percussion
  • Andrew Primus – steel drum
  • Pee Wee Ellis – arranger, conductor, electric piano, melodica
  • Carl Carldwell, Lani Groves, Tasha Thomas – vocals 
  • Buddy Lucas – harmonica 
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny “Hammond” Smith except where noted

  1. Prophet – Alfred Ellis
  2. Tomorrow Belongs to the Children – Bob Gundry
  3. Witchy Woman – Bernie Leadon, Don Henley
  4. Thunder and Lightning – Chi Coltrane
  5. Stand Behind Me – Carole King
  6. Corner of the Sky – Stephen Schwartz

In October 1970.

In October 1970, “ABC” label released “Indianola Mississippi Seeds”, the eighteenth    B. B. King studio album. It was recorded January 1969 – May / June 1970, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, the “Hit Factory”, in New York City, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk. “Indianola Mississippi Seeds” is one of the most highly regarded blues crossover albums of all time.

Personnel: as

  • B.B. King – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Joe Walsh, Hugh McCracken – guitar
  • Carole King – piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Leon Russell – piano
  • Paul Harris – piano
  • Bryan Garofalo, Jerry Jemmott – bass guitar
  • Russ Kunkel, Herbie Lovelle – drums
  • Jimmie Haskell – string and horn arrangements
  • Bill Szymczyk, Gary Kellgren – engineer
  • Llyllianne Douma, Mike D. Stone, John Henning – assistant engineer
  • Bob Macleod – mastering
  • Robert Lockart – cover design
  • Ivan Nagy – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by B. B. King, except where noted.

  1. Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
  2. You’re Still My Woman – B. B. King, Dave Clark
  3. Until I’m Dead and Cold
  4. King’s Special
  5. Ain’t Gonna Worry My Life Anymore
  6. Chains and Things – B. B. King, Dave Clark
  7. Go Underground – B. B. King, Dave Clark
  8. Hummingbird – Leon Russell

On July 20, 1977.

On July 20, 1977, Gary Kellgren died aged 38. He was an audio engineer and co-founder of “The Record Plant” recording studios (with Chris Stone). He worked with musicians John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Bobby Goldsboro, The Animals, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Frank Zappa, Sly, and the Family Stone, Velvet Underground, Rod Stewart, Ravi Shankar, Keith Moon, CSNY, Barbra Streisand, and Neil Diamond. He also worked with producers Chas Chandler, Jack Douglas, Robert Margouleff, Phil SpectorWes Farrell, Tom Wilson, and Bill Szymczyk.

In June 1979.

In June 1979, “Capitol” label released “Touch the Sky”, the twelve Carole King album. It was recorded in March 1979, at “Pecan Street Studios” in Austin, TX, and was produced by Carole King and Mark Hallman.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – lead vocals, background vocals, guitar, piano
  • Reese Wynans– piano, keyboards
  • Dave Perkins – guitar, background vocals
  • Ron Cobb – bass, saxophone, flute, background vocals
  • Bobby Rambo – guitar, background vocals
  • Mark Hallman– guitar, mandolin, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Leo LeBlanc – pedal steel guitar, background vocals
  • Fred Krc – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Miguel Rivera – congas, percussion
  • Tomas Ramirez – saxophone, flute, recorder, background vocals
  • Richard Hardy – saxophone
  • Chet Himes – engineer
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Jim McGuire – photography
  • James Flournoy/Wonder Graphics – art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King.

  1. Time Gone By
  2. Move Lightly
  3. Dreamlike I Wander
  4. Walk With Me
  5. Good Mountain People
  6. You Still Want Her
  7. Passing of the Days
  8. Crazy
  9. Eagle
  10. Seeing Red

 

In June 1973.

In June 1973, “Ode” and “A&M” labels released “Fantasy”, the fifth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1973, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – lead and backing vocals, piano, arrangements
  • David T. Walker- guitar
  • Charles Larkey – bass guitar
  • Susan Ranney – bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason- drums
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion
  • Eddie Kendricks- backing vocals
  • Tom Scott, Curtis Amy, Ernie Watts, Mike Altschul – saxophone
  • Chuck Findley, Ollie Mitchell, Al Aarons – trumpet
  • Charles Loper, George Bohanon, Dick Hyde- trombone
  • Ken Yerke, Barry Socher, Sheldon Sanov, Haim Shtrum, Kathleen Lenski, Miwako Watanabe, Glen Dicterow, Polly Sweeney, Robert Lipsett, Gordon Marron Strings – violin
  • Denyse Buffum, David Campbell, Alan DeVeritch, Ronald Folsom – viola
  • Jeffrey Solow, Judith Perett – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King.

  1. Fantasy Beginning
  2. You’ve Been Around Too Long
  3. Being at War With Each Other
  4. Directions
  5. That’s How Things Go Down
  6. Weekdays
  7. Haywood
  8. A Quiet Place to Live
  9. Welfare Symphony
  10. You Light Up My Life
  11. Corazón
  12. Believe in Humanity
  13. Fantasy End

On November 25, 1970.

On November 25, 1970, “Columbia” label released “Christmas and the Beads of Sweat”, the fourth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in May 1970, in New York City, and was produced by Felix Cavaliere and Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, arrangements
  • Barry Beckett– vibraphone
  • Felix Cavaliere– organ, bells
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Eddie Hinton– electric guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Jack Jennings – percussion
  • Stuart Scharf– acoustic guitar
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Alice Coltrane– harp
  • Dino Danelli– drums
  • Cornell Dupree– electric guitar
  • Joe Farrell– woodwinds
  • Ashod Garabedian – oud
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Michael Szittai – cimbalin
  • Arif Mardin– arrangements, conductor
  • Roy Segal, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jerry Lee Smith, Doug Pomeroy -assistant engineer
  • Beth O’Brien – cover portrait

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Brown Earth
  2. When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag
  3. Blackpatch
  4. Been on a Train
  5. Up on the Roof – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  6. Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp
  7. Map to the Treasure
  8. Beads of Sweat
  9. Christmas in My Soul

On September 13, 2010.

On September 13, 2010, “Atlantic” label released “Going Back”, the eighth solo Phil Collins studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2010, at Phil Collins studio in Geneva, and was produced by Phil Collins.

Personnel:

  • Phil Collins– lead  and backing vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, bass, glockenspiel, acoustic and electric piano, harp, handclaps, footstomps, guitar, organ, fingersnaps, mixing
  • Ray Monette– guitar, wah-wah guitar
  • Eddie Willis– guitar
  • Bob Babbitt– bass guitar
  • Ronnie Caryl– acoustic guitar
  • Connie Jackson-Comegys – backing vocals
  • Lynne Fiddmont-Linsey – backing vocals
  • Jason Rebello– vibraphone, acoustic and electric piano
  • John Aram – trombone, handclaps , fingersnaps, horn arrangements and transcriptions
  • Guy Barker– trumpet
  • Tom Rees-Roberts – trumpet
  • Phil Todd – baritone saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Graeme Blevins – tenor saxophone
  • Celeste-Marie Roy – bassoon
  • Steve Jones – handclaps, fingersnaps
  • Nicholas and Matthew Collins – handclaps, fingersnaps, footstomps, backing vocals
  • Scott Stroman – string arrangements and transcriptions, conductor
  • Menhuin Academy – strings
  • Yvan Bing – engineer
  • Thoraya Binzagar, Thierry Chaunay – assistant engineer
  • Yvan Bing – mixing
  • Kevin Reeves – mastering
  • Mike Hosey – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) – Norman Whitfield, Edward Holland, Jr.
  2. (Love Is Like a) Heatwave – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  3. Uptight (Everything’s Alright) – Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby
  4. Some of Your Lovin’ – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. In My Lonely Room – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  6. Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me for a Little While) – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  7. Blame It on the Sun – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
  8. Papa Was a Rolling Stone – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  9. Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
  10. Standing in the Shadows of Love – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  11. Do I Love You – Peter Anders, Phil Spector, Vincent Poncia Jr.
  12. Jimmy Mack – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  13. Something About You – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  14. Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  15. Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever – Ivy Jo Hunter, Stevie Wonder
  16. Going to a Go-Go – Warren Moore, William Robinson, Jr., Robert Rogers, Marvin Tarplin
  17. Talkin’ About My Baby – Curtis Mayfield
  18. Going Back – Goffin, King