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On December 2, 2014.

On December 2, 2014, “Columbia” label released “Classics”, the fifth She & Him studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by M.Ward.


  • Zooey Deschanel – lead vocals and backing vocals, piano, Wurlitzer
  • M. Ward – vocals, guitar
  • Nate Walcott – piano
  • Chapin Sisters – vocals
  • Boo Reiners – banjo
  • Charlie Pillow – alto saxophone, flute, oboe, backing vocals
  • Doug Wieselman – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, backing vocals
  • Trombone Shorty – trombone
  • Curtis Hasselbring – trombone
  • Art Baron – trombone, backing vocals
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, backing vocals
  • Amanda Lawrence – viola
  • Tom Hagerman – violin
  • Tyler Tornfelt – bass
  • Tim Luntzel – bass
  • Pierre de Reeder – bass, drums, percussion, engineer
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Tom Schick – engineer, mixing
  • Larry Crane – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Stars Fell on Alabama – Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins
  2. Oh No, Not My Baby – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  3. It’s Not for Me to Say – Robert Allen, Al Stillman
  4. Stay Awhile – Mike Hawker, Ivor Raymonde
  5. This Girl’s in Love with You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  7. She – Charles Aznavour. Herbert Kretzmer
  8. Teach Me Tonight – Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul
  9. It’s Always You – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  10. Unchained Melody – Alex North, Hy Zaret
  11. I’ll Never Be Free – Bennie Benjamin, George Davis Weiss
  12. Would You Like to Take a Walk – Mort Dixon, Billy Rose, Harry Warren
  13. We’’ll Meet Again – Hugh Charles, Ross Parker

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Columbia” label released “Stretch”, the ninth Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Nova Studios” in London, and was produced by Dal Newman.


  • Scott Walker – vocal
  • Brian Daily, Colin Greene – acoustic guitar
  • BJ Cole – Steel Guitar, Dobro 
  • Paul Keogh – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jim Ryan – electric guitar
  • Mike Moran, Ronnie Leahy – keyboards
  • Bruce Lynch, Dave Wintow – bass guitar
  • Chris Lawrence – bass
  • Barry Desouza, Terry Cox – drums
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Del Newman – arranger
  • Richard Dodd – engineer
  • Roslav Szaybo – art direction, design
  • Mike Fowler back cover
  • John Brown photography

Track listing:

  1. Sunshine – Mickey Newbury
  2. Just One Smile – Randy Newman
  3. A Woman Left Lonely – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  4. No Easy Way Down – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. That’s How I Got to Memphis – Tom T.Hall
  6. Use Me – Bill Withers
  7. Frisco Depot – Mickey Newbury
  8. Someone Who Cared – Del Newman
  9. Where Does Brown Begin – Jimmy Webb
  10. Where Love Has Died – Jim Owen
  11. I’ll Be Home – Randy Newman

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “United Artists” label released “Please Don’t Ever Change”, the fifth Brinsley Schwarz album. It was recorded in July 1973, and was produced by Vic Maile, Brinsley Schwarz, Ian Gomm, Billy Rankin and Nick Lowe.


  • Brinsley Schwarz – vocals, guitar, alto saxophone, piano
  • Ian Gomm – vocals, guitar
  • Bob Andrews – vocals, piano, organ
  • Nick Lowe – vocals, bass guitar
  • Billy Rankin – drums
  • Kingsley Ward, Len Foster, Vic Maile – engineers
  • Waldo’s Design – sleeve

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe, except where noted.

  1. Hooked on Love – Ian Gomm
  2. Why Do We Hurt the One We Love
  3. I Worry (‘Bout You Baby)
  4. Don’t Ever Change – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. Home in My Hand – Ronnie Self
  6. Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
  7. I Won’t Make It Without You
  8. Down in Mexico
  9. Speedoo – Esther Navarro
  10. The Version (Hypocrite) – Leroy Sibbles

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Avco” label released “Round 2” is the second Stylistics (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, and was produced by Thom Bell.


  • Russell Thompkins, Jr. – lead vocals
  • Airrion Love, James Smith, Herb Murrell, James Dunn – backing vocals
  • Linda Creed, Barbara Ingram – additional backing vocals
  • Norman Harris, Roland Chambers, Tony Bell, Eli Tartarsky – guitar
  • Thom Bell – piano, harpsichord
  • Joe DeAngelis, Stephanie Fauber, Robert Martin – French horn
  • Rocco Bene, Bobby Hartzell – trumpet
  • Jack Faith – alto saxophone, flute
  • George Shaw – flute
  • Vincent Forchetti, Bob Moore, Richard Genevese – trombone
  • Don Renaldo, Tony Sinagoga, Albert Berone, Rudy Malizia, Angelo Pretrella, Romeo Di Stefano, Charles Apollonia, Davis Barnett, Richard Jones, Herschel Wise – strings
  • Mary Gale – harp
  • Fredric Cohen – oboe
  • Ronnie Baker – bass
  • Earl Young – drums
  • Larry Washington – congas
  • Vince Montana – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Thom Bell and Linda Creed, except where noted.

  1. I’m Stone in Love with You – Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Anthony Bell
  2. If You Don’t Watch Out
  3. You and Me
  4. It’s Too Late – Carole King, Toni Stern
  5. Children of the Night
  6. You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  7. Break Up to Make Up – Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Kenneth Gamble
  8. Peek-a-Boo – Gregory Guess, Norman Knox
  9. You’re asd Right as Rain
  10. Pieces

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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