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On January 15, 2002.

On January 15, 2002, “Manifesto” label released “Group Therapy”, the seventh Concrete Blonde album. It was recorded in 2001, at “Cherokee Studios”, “The House” in Thousand oaks, California, and was produced by Harry Rushakoff, James A. Mankey, and Johnette Napolitan.


  • Johnette Napolitano – vocals, bass, mixing, design concept
  • Jim Mankey – bass, guitar, mixing
  • Harry Rushakoff – drums, mixing
  • Earle Mankey – recording, mixing
  • The Robb Brothers – recording
  • Valente Torrez – recording assistant
  • David Schultz – mastering
  • Lisa Sutton – art direction
  • Sunshine Day Design – art direction
  • Edward Colver – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Rushakoff, James A. Mankey, and Johnette Napolitan.

  1. Roxy
  2. Violent
  3. When I Was a Fool
  4. True, Pt. 3
  5. Tonight
  6. Valentine
  7. Your Llprona
  8. Take Me Home
  9. Inside/Outside
  10. Fried
  11. Angel
  12. Memory

On September 24, 1993.

On September 24, 1993, “Epic” label released “East River Drive”, the 15th Stanley Clarke album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Cherokee Studios”, “Contemporary Artist”, “Le Gonks West Studio”, “Rumba Recorders”, “Universal Scoring Stage”, and was produced by Stanley Clarke.


  • Stanley Clarke– bass, tenor bass, background vocals
  • Gerald Albright– alto and soprano saxophones
  • George Howard– bass, soprano saxophone
  • Doug Webb– soprano saxophone
  • Todd Cochran– keyboards
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Steve Hunt– keyboards
  • Deron Johnson– keyboards
  • Kenny Kirkland– piano
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr.– guitar
  • Armand Sabal-Lecco– guitar, piccolo bass, background vocals
  • Michael Thompson– guitar
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin
  • Poncho Sanchez– conga
  • Alphonso Johnson– bass
  • Abraham Laboriel– bass
  • Charles Fambrough– double bass
  • Jimmy Earl– bass
  • Ramon Banda – percussion
  • Darryl Jackson – percussion
  • Munyungo Jackson – percussion
  • Bill Summers– percussion
  • Gerry Brown– drums
  • Dennis Chambers– drums
  • John Robinson– drums
  • Carlos Vega– drums
  • Howard Hewett– vocals
  • Alexis England – background vocals
  • Laura Robinson – background vocals
  • Anjani Thomas– background vocals
  • George DelBarrio – conductor, string arrangements
  • Brian Gardner– mastering
  • Dan Humann – engineer, mixing
  • Allen Sides – engineer
  • Steve Sykes – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke except where noted.

  1. Justice’s Groove
  2. Fantasy Love – Stanley Clarke, Howard Hewett
  3. Zabadoobeedé? (Yabadoobeeda)
  4. East River Drive
  5. I’m Home Africa – Stanley Clarke, Jimmy Earl, Steve Hunt
  6. Theme from Boyz ‘n the Hood
  7. Christmas in Rio
  8. What If I Forget the Champagne
  9. Never Lose Your Heart/There Lies the Passion
  10. Illegal
  11. Lord of the Low Frequencies
  12. Funk Is Its Own Reward

On July 3, 1984.

On July 3, 1984, “Reprise” label released “Go Insane”, the second Lindsey Buckingham album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Cherokee Studios” in “L. B’s Garage”, and was produced by Lindsey Buckingham and Gordon Fordyce.


  • Lindsey Buckingham– vocals, guitar, bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion, Fairlight CMI, LinnDrum, pump organ, lap harp
  • Gordon Fordyce – keyboards, cowbell, howling
  • Bryant Simpson – bass guitar

 Track listing:

All tracks by Lindsey Buckingham, except where noted.

  1. I Want You – Lindsey Buckingham, Gordon Fordyce
  2. Go Insane
  3. I Must Go
  4. Play in the Rain
  5. Play in the Rain (continued)
  6. Loving Cup
  7. Bang the Drum
  8. W. Suite


On February 26, 1976.

On February 26, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Aurora”, the 13th Jean-Luc Ponty album. It was recorded in December 1975, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jean-Luc Ponty.


  • Jean-Luc Ponty– acoustic and electric violin, violectra, autoharp, keyboards
  • Daryl Stuermer– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Patrice Rushen– acoustic and electric piano, synthesizer
  • Tom Fowler– electric bass
  • Norman Fearrington – drums, percussion
  • Larry Hirsch – engineer, mixing
  • George Putko – engineer, studio assistant
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Jim Marshall– photography
  • Jean-Paul Oren – photography
  • Phil A. Ceccola – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Jean-Luc Ponty.

  1. Is Once Enough?
  2. Renaissance
  3. Aurora, Pt. 1
  4. Aurora, Pt. 2
  5. Passenger of the Dark
  6. Lost Forest
  7. Between You and Me
  8. Waking Dream

On January 20, 1978.

On January 20, 1978, “Columbia” label released “Infinity”, the fourth Journey studio album. It was recorded October–December 1977 at “His Master’s Wheels Studio” in San Francisco  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.


  • Steve Perry– lead vocals
  • Neal Schon– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie– lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Ross Valory– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums, percussion
  • Roy Thomas Baker– mixing
  • Geoff Workman – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Lights – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  2. Feeling That Way – Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Aynsley Dunbar
  3. Anytime – Gregg Rolie, Roger Silver, Robert Fleischman, Neal Schon, Ross Valory
  4. Lă Do Dā – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  5. Patiently – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  6. Wheel in the Sky – Neal Schon, Robert Fleischman, Diane Valory
  7. Somethin’ to Hide – Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  8. Winds of March – Matt Schin, Neal Schon, Robert Fleischman, Gregg Rolie, Steve Perry
  9. Can Do – Steve Perry, Ross Valory
  10. Opened the Door – Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon

In January 1981.

In January 1981, “Columbia” label released “Turn Back”, the third Toto studio album. It was recorded March–November 1980, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by   Geoff Workman.David Hungate, Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Porcaro.


  • David Hungate: bass, acoustic guitar
  • Bobby Kimball: lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather: guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • David Paich: keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro: drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro: keyboards, electronics
  • Engineer, mix – Geoff Workman
  • John Weaver – recording
  • Leo Bonamy – live mix
  • Mastered by George Marino, Nestor Lencenella
  • Ralph Dyck, Roger Linn, Guy Moore, Bruce Heigh, Paul Jamieson, Shep Lonsdale – technicians
  • Chris Littleton – crew
  • Sam Emerson, John Cosgrove – photography

Track listing:

  1. Gift with a Golden Gun – David Paich, Bobby Kimball
  2. English Eyes – David Paich, Bobby Kimball, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Porcaro
  3. Live for Today – Steve Lukather
  4. A Million Miles Away – David Paich
  5. Goodbye Elenore – David Paich
  6. I Think I Could Stand You Forever – David Paich
  7. Turn Back – Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather
  8. If It’s the Last Night – David Paich


On October 12, 2004.

On October 12, 2004, “Universal” label released “Scenic”, the debut Denver Harbor album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mark Trombino.


  • Dennis Hill – guitar
  • Chris Lewis – guitar
  • Aaron Rubin – bass
  • Ilan Rubin– drums
  • Will Salazar – vocals, guitar
  • Mark Trombino– percussion, programming

Track listing:

  1. Xenophobia
  2. Picture Perfect Wannabe
  3. Outta My Head
  4. Satisfied
  5. All I Want
  6. The Ride
  7. Move On
  8. Way Back Home
  9. Twenty Six
  10. Twenty Seven
  11. My Holiday (Save Me)
  12. Let You Go



In September 1976.

In September 1976, “Columbia” label released “Private Eyes”, the second and the last Tommy Bolin album. It was recorded in June 1976, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles,and ”Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Dennis MacKay, Tommy Bolin.


  • Tommy Bolin– guitars, keyboards, vocals, piano
  • Reggie McBride – bass, vocals
  • Mark Stein– keyboards, vocals
  • Carmine Appice– drums
  • Bobby Berge – percussion, drums
  • Bobbye Hall– percussion
  • Norma Jean Bell – percussion, vocals, saxophone
  • Del Newman – string arrangements
  • Engineered by Thomas La Tonore, Stephen W Tayler
  • Jimmy Wachtel – design

Track listing:

  1. Bustin’ Out for Rosey – Tommy Bolin
  2. Sweet Burgundy – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  3. Post Toastee – Tommy Bolin
  4. Shake the Devil – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  5. Gypsy Soul – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  6. Someday We’ll Bring Our Love Home – Tommy Bolin, John Tesar
  7. Hello, Again – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  8. You Told Me That You Loved Me –Tommy Bolin


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 May 5, 1981.

Tom Petty - Hard Promises

On May 5, 1981, “Backstreet” label released “Hard Promises”, the fourth Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album. It was recorded 1980–1981, at “Sound City”, “Van Nuys”, “Cherokee Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine and Tom Petty.


  • Tom Petty– lead vocals, 12 & 6 string guitar electric & acoustic guitars, bass guitar & electric piano
  • Mike Campbell– 12 & 6 string guitar electric guitars, auto-harp, accordion, harmonium, bass guitar
  • Benmont Tench– organ, piano, background vocals
  • Ron Blair– bass guitar
  • Stan Lynch– drums, background vocals
  • Phil Jones – percussion
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass guitar
  • Alan “Bugs” Weidel – piano
  • Stevie Nicks– harmony vocal, background vocal
  • Lori Nicks – background vocal
  • Sharon Celani – background vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Petty, except where noted.

  1. The Waiting
  2. A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me) – Tom Petty, Mike Campbell
  3. Nightwatchman – Tom Petty, Mike Campbel
  4. Something Big
  5. Kings Road
  6. Letting You Go
  7. A Thing About You
  8. Insider
  9. The Criminal Kind
  10. You Can Still Change Your Mind – Tom Petty, Mike Campbell