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On July 17, 2015.

On July 17, 2015, “Brown Records” label released “Sing into My Mouth” a covers album by Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell. It was recorded in 2015, at “Echo Mountain Recording”, in Asheville, North Carolina, and was produced by Sam Beam.

Personnel:

  1. Ben Bridwell – vocals
  2. Sam Beam – vocals, guitar, banjo, piano, percussion, harmonica, bass, art direction, design
  3. Jim Becker – acoustic and electric guitars, violin, harmonica
  4. Rod Burger – piano, organ, mellotron, accordion
  5. Joe Adamik – bass clarinet, drums, percussion
  6. Matt Lux – bass
  7. Paul Niehaus – pedal steel guitar
  8. Todd Bienvenu – cover painting
  9. Dusty Summers – art direction, design
  10. Charles Peterson – back cover photo

Track listing:

  1. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymoth
  2. Done This One Before – Ronnie lane
  3. Any Day Woman – Paul Siebel
  4. You Know More Than I Know – John Cale
  5. Bullet Proof Soul – Andrew Hale, Helen Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  6. No Way Out of Here – Kenneth Baker
  7. God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get) – Sarah Assbring
  8. The Straight and Narrow – Jason Pierce
  9. Magnolia – JJ Cale
  10. Am I a Good Man – Willie Clarke
  11. Ab’s Song – Toy Caldwell
  12. Coyote, My Little Brother – Peter La Farge

 

 

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On April 5, 1988.

On April 5, 1988, “Virgin” label released “Conscious Party”, the third Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. In 1989, “Conscious Party” won “Grammy Award” for Best Reggae album.

Personnel:

  • Ziggy Marley- buitar, lead and background vocals
  • Rita Marley- background Vocals
  • Jerry Harrison- Hammond organ
  • Cedella Marley – background vocals
  • Mulu Gessesse – guitar
  • Zeleke Gessesse – bass
  • Stephen Marley– lead and background vocals
  • Dereje Makonnen – keyboards
  • Sharon Marley Pendergast – background vocals
  • Lenny Pickett- clarinet, piccolo, saxophone, contrabass
  • Gary Pozner – keyboards
  • Melaku Retta – keyboards
  • Keith Richards- lead guitar
  • Mark Roule – tambourine
  • Asrat Aemro Selassie – percussion, bongos, conga, tambourine, background vocals, vibraslap, cabassa, wood block
  • Earl “Chinna” Smith- guitar
  • Raphael W’Mariam – drums, timbales
  • Franklyn “Bubbler” Waul – keyboards
  • Laura Weymouth – background vocals
  • Tina Weymouth- background vocals
  • Glenn Rosenstein – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ziggy Marley except where noted

  1. Conscious Party
  2. Lee and Molly
  3. Tomorrow People
  4. New Love
  5. Tumblin’ Down – Tyrone Downie, Ziggy Marley
  6. We a Guh Some Weh
  7. A Who a Say – Ziggy Marley, Steve Marley
  8. Have You Ever Been to Hell
  9. We Propose
  10. What’s True
  11. Dreams of Home

 

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

In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Sire” label released “Close to the Bone”, the second Tom Tom Club.It was recorded in 1983, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Steven Stanley.

Personnel:

  • Tina Weymouth- bass, vocals
  • Chris Frantz- drums, vocals
  • Alex Weir- guitar
  • Wally Badarou, Tyrone Downie, Raymond Jones – keyboards
  • Rupert Hine- keyboards
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Lani Weymouth, Laura Weymouth – vocals
  • James Rizzi- cover illustration
  • Steven Stanley, Benjamin Armbrister, Frank Hanna, Kendall Stubbs – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Pleasure of Love
  2. On the Line Again
  3. This Is a Foxy World
  4. Bamboo Town
  5. The Man With the 4-Way Hips
  6. Measure Up
  7. Never Took a Penny
  8. Atsababy! (Life Is Great)

On March 10, 1998.

On March 10, 1998, “Sire” label released “The Chinese Album”, the second Spacehog album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Bryce Goggin, Royston Langdon, Antony Langdon, Jonny Cragg and Richard Steel.

Personnel:

  • Royston Langdon – bass guitarand vocals
  • Antony Langdon – guitarand vocals
  • Jonny Cragg – drums
  • Richard Steel – lead guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Royston Langdon except when noted.

  1. One Of These Days – David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Brian Eno, Royston Langdon
  2. Goodbye Violet Race
  3. Lucy’s Shoe
  4. Mungo City
  5. Skylark – Antony Langdon
  6. Sand In Your Eyes
  7. Captain Freeman – Antony Langdon
  8. 2nd Avenue – Royston Langdon, N. Chassler
  9. Almond Kisses (featuring Michael Stipe) – Antony Langdon
  10. Carry On
  11. Anonymous – Royston Langdon, Antony Langdon
  12. Beautiful Girl

 

In February 1981.

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In February 1981, “Sire” label released “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts”, album by Brian Eno and David Byrne. It was recorded August 1979 – October 1980, and was produced by Brian Eno and David Byrne. The album is named after Amos Tutuola’s 1954 novel of the same name. The album cover design was by Peter Saville.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne, Brian Eno– guitars, bass guitars, synthesizers, drums, percussion, found objects
  • John Cooksey – drums
  • Chris Frantz– drums
  • Robert Fripp– Frippertronics
  • Michael “Busta Cherry” Jones – bass
  • Dennis Keeley – bodhrán
  • Bill Laswell– bass
  • Mingo Lewis – batá, sticks
  • Prairie Prince– can, bass drum
  • José Rossy – congas, agong-gong
  • Steve Scales – congas, metals
  • David Van Tieghem– drums, percussion, scrap metal, found objects
  • Tim Wright– click bass
  • Rookson “Help Me Somebody” courtesy of April Potts, recorded at Eglingham Hall

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno and David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. America is Waiting
  2. Mea Culpa
  3. Regiment – Brian Eno, David Byrne, Michael “Busta Cherry”Jones
  4. Help Me Somebody
  5. The Jezebel Spirit
  6. Qu’ran
  7. Moonlight in Glory
  8. The Carrier
  9. A Secret Life
  10. Come With Us

Sampled voices:

  1. America Is Waiting” – Unidentified indignant radio host (Ray Taliaferroof KGO NEWSTALK AM 810), San Francisco, April 1980.
  2. “Mea Culpa” – Inflamed caller and smooth politician replying, both unidentified. Radio call-in show, New York, July 1979″
  3. Regiment” – Dunya Yunis [sic], Lebanesemountain singer, from The Human Voice in the World of Islam (Tangent Records TGS131)
  4. “Help Me Somebody” – Reverend Paul Morton, broadcast sermon, New Orleans, June 1980.
  5. “The Jezebel Spirit” – Unidentified exorcist, New York, September 1980.
  6. “Qu’ran” – Algerian Muslims chanting the Qur’an.
  7. “Moonlight in Glory” – The Moving Star Hall Singers, Sea Island, Georgia. (From The Moving Star Hall Singers, FolkwaysFS 3841), produced by Guy Carawan
  8. “The Carrier” – Dunya Yunis
  9. “A Secret Life” – Samira Tewfik, Lebanese popular singer. (from Les Plus Grandes Artistes du Monde Arabe, EMI)
  10. “Come with Us” – Unidentified radio evangelist, San Francisco, April 1980

 

On August 3, 1979.

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On August 3, 1979, “Sire” label released “Fear of Music”, the third Talking Heads studio album. It was recorded April and May 1979, at Chris Frantz’s and Tina Weymouth’s loft in Long Island City; “The Hit Factory”, “Atlantic Studios”,  “RPM Sound Studios” and “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Brian Eno and Talking Heads.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne – lead vocals, guitar
  • Jerry Harrison – guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Tina Weymouth – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Frantz – drums
  • Brian Eno – electronic treatments, backing vocals
  • The Sweetbreaths – backing vocals
  • Julie Last – backing vocals
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Ari – congas
  • Gene Wilder – congas
  • Hassam Ramzy – surdo
  • Abdou M’Boup – djembe, talking drum
  • Assane Thiam – percussion
  • Joe Barbaria – engineer
  • Rod O’Brian – engineer
  • Neil Teeman – engineer
  • Tom Heid – assistant engineer
  • Julie Last – assistant engineer
  • Chris Martinez – assistant engineer
  • Phil Gitomer – engineering crew
  • Dave Hewitt – engineering crew
  • Booster McAllister – engineering crew
  • Fred Ridder – engineering crew
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Jerry Harrison – cover art, artwork assistant
  • David Byrne – artwork
  • Jimmy Garcia – thermograph photography
  • Philip Strax – thermograph assistant

Track listing:

  1. I Zimbra – David Byrne, Brian Eno, Hugo Ball
  2. Mind
  3. Paper
  4. Cities
  5. Life During Wartime – David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
  6. Memories Can’t Wait – David Byrne, Jerry Harrison
  7. Air
  8. Heaven – David Byrne, Jerry Harriosn
  9. Animals
  10. Electric Guitar
  11. Drugs – David Byrne, Brian Eno