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On October 24, 2006.

On October 24, 2006, “Concord” label released “Givin’ It Up”, an album by Al Jarreau and George Benson. It was recorded in April 2006, at “Henson Recording Studios”, “NRG Studios”, and “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood; “G Studio Digital” in Studio City, CA; “LAFX Studios”, “The Pass”, “Willyworld”, and “Revelation Studios” in Los Angeles; “White Lightning Studios” in Sylmar, CA; “Porcupine Studios” in Chandler, AZ; “The B Hive” in Phoenix, AZ; “East Bay Studios” in Tarrytown, NY, and was produced by John Burk, Michael Broening, Marcus Miller, Patti Austin, Freddie Ravel, Larry Williams and Chris Dunn. In 2007, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” (Al Jarreau), and “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” (George Benson).

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead and backing vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Al Jarreau – lead and backing vocals, vocal percussion, arrangements
  • Paul McCartney – lead vocals
  • Ray Fuller – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Freddie Fox – guitar
  • Michael O’Neill – rhythm guitar
  • Michael Thompson – guitar
  • Larry Williams – keyboards, acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Michael Broening – keyboards, organ, programming, arrangements, organ
  • Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano
  • Patrice Rushen – keyboards, Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Rex Rideout – acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Barry Eastmond – keyboards, arrangements
  • Freddie Ravel – Fender Rhodes, clavinet, organ, synthesizer, Moog bass, drums, percussion programming, arrangements, BGV arrangements
  • Joe Turano – Wurlitzer, Hammond B3 organ, arrangements
  • Randy Waldman – acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Abraham Laboriel – electric bass
  • Mel Brown – bass guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar, arrangements
  • Stanley Clarke – bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Michael White – drums
  • Gregg Field – drums
  • Ricky Lawson – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Marion Meadows – saxophone
  • Chris Botti – trumpet
  • John Burk – arrangements
  • Jill Scott – lead vocals
  • Patti Austin – lead and backing vocals, BGV arrangements
  • Maxi Anderson – backing vocals
  • Valerie Pinkston – backing vocals
  • Sharon Perry – backing vocals
  • Darlene Perry – backing vocals
  • Lorraine Perry – backing vocals
  • Sandra Simmons Williams – backing vocals
  • De’Ante Duckett – backing vocals
  • Alethea Mills – backing vocals
  • Chavonne Morris – backing vocals
  • Fred Martin – BGV arrangements
  • Barry Eastmond, Gregg Field – additional production
  • Glen Barros, Kevin Lee, Noel Lee – executive producer
  • Michael Broening, Myron Chandler, Jeff Harris, Don Murray, Charlie Paakkari, Seth Presan, Bill Smith – recording engineer
  • Kevin Becka, Barry Eastmond, Eric Ferguson, Carlos Martinez, Dennis Moody, John Wroble – additional engineering
  • Phillip Broussard, Keith Gretlein, Casey Lewis, Paul Smith – assistant engineer
  • Seth Presant, Bill Smith, German Villacorta – Pro Tools engineer, editing
  • Alex Pavlides – additional Pro Tools engineer
  • Al Schmitt – mixing
  • Steve Genewick – mixing assistant
  • Doug Sax, Sangwook Nam – mastering
  • Abbey Anna – art direction
  • Andrew Pham – art direction, design
  • Randee St. Nicholas – photography

Track listing:

  1. Breezin’ – Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau
  2. Mornin’ – Al jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon
  3. Long Come Tutu – Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau
  4. God Bless the Child – Billie Holliday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  5. Summer Breeze – Jim Seals, Dash Crofts
  6. All I Am – Rex Rideout, Phillip “Taj” Jackson
  7. Ordinary People – John Legend, will.i.am
  8. Let It Rain – Barry Eastmond, Al Jarreau
  9. Givin’ It Up for Love – Freddie Ravel, Al Jarreau
  10. Every Time You Go Away – Daryl Hall
  11. Four – Miles Davis, Jon Hendricks
  12. Don’t Start No Schtuff – Joe Turano, Al Jarreau
  13. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke

In September 1970.

In September 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “Down Home”, the second Seals and Crofts studio album. It was recorded in August 1972, and was produced by Louie Shelton.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Seals– vocals, acoustic guitar, violin
  • Dash Crofts– vocals, mandolin
  • John Hall – electric guitar
  • John Simon – piano
  • Paul Harris– organ
  • Eddie Rich, Harvey Brooks, Jim Rolleston – bass
  • Greg Thomas – drums
  • Producer: John Simon
  • Engineers: Mark Harman, Steve Barncard, Tony May
  • Album design: Wayne Kimbell
  • Cover photograph: Richard Edlund
  • Liner photograph: Hillary Herbst

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Seals and Dash Crofts, except where noted.

  1. Ridin’ Thumb
  2. Hand-Me-Down Shoe
  3. Purple Hand
  4. Robin
  5. Hollow Reed
  6. Gabriel Go On Home
  7. Tin Town
  8. Today
  9. Cotton Mouth
  10. Granny Will Your Dog Bite? – traditional, arranged by Jim Seals
  11. Leave – Jim Seals, John Trombatore
  12. See My Life (reprise, secret track) – Jim Seals

On July 1, 1972.

On July 1, 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Toulouse Street”, the second Doobie Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Warner Bros. Studios” in Hollywood, “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Tom Johnston– guitars, vocals
  • Patrick Simmons– guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Tiran Porter– bass, vocals
  • John (Little John) Hartman– drums, percussion
  • Michael Hossack– drums
  • Jerry Jumonville – tenor saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Joe Lane Davis – baritone saxophone
  • Sherman Marshall Cyr – trumpet
  • Jon Robert Smith – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Payne– piano, organ, keyboards
  • Dave Shogren – bass, guitar; vocals
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • Associate producers – Stephen Barncard, Marty Cohn
  • Engineer: Stephen Barncard, Marty Cohn, Donn Landee
  • Production coordination: Benita Brazier
  • Design: Barbara Casado, John Casado
  • Photography: Jill Maggid, Michael Maggid
  • Art direction: Ed Thrasher
  • Remastering: Lee Herschberg

Track listing:

  1. Listen to the Music – Tom Johnston
  2. Rockin’ Down the Highway – Tom Johnston
  3. Mamaloi – Patrick Simmons
  4. Toulouse Street – Patrick Simmons
  5. Cotton Mouth – Jimmy Seals, Dash Crofts
  6. Don’t Start Me to Talkin’ – Sonny Boy Williamson
  7. Jesus Is Just Alright – Arthur Reid Reynolds
  8. White Sun – Tom Johnston
  9. Disciple – Tom Johnston
  10. Snake Man – Tom Johnston

In April 1973.

In April 1973, “Warner Bros” label released “Diamond Girl“, the fifth Seals and Crofts studio album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Louie Shelton.

Personnel:

  • Jim Seals– guitar, alto saxophone, violin, vocals
  • Dash Crofts– mandolins, vocals, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Louie Shelton– guitar, producer
  • David Paich– organ, piano
  • Bobby Lichtig – bass, flute
  • Wilton Felder– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Bobbye Hall– percussion
  • England Dan & John Ford Coley– backing vocals
  • David Hassinger– engineer
  • Steve Waldman– 2nd engineer
  • Joseph Bogan – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Seals and Dash Crofts, except where noted..

  1. Diamond Girl
  2. Ruby Jean and Billie Lee
  3. Intone My Servant
  4. We May Never Pass This Way (Again)
  5. Nine Houses
  6. Standin’ on a Mountain Top – Jim Seals
  7. It’s Gonna Come Down on You
  8. Jessica
  9. Dust on My Saddle – Jim Seals
  10. Wisdom

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “I’ll Play for You” the seventh Seals & Crofts studio album. It was recorded 1974-1975, and was produced by Louie Shelton.

Personnel:

  • Jim Seals– vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Dash Crofts– vocals, acoustic and electric mandolins, mandola
  • Louie Shelton– guitar, banjo
  • Ovid Stevens – slide guitar
  • Jack Lenz – keyboards, flute
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Wilton Felder– bass
  • Mike Porcaro– bass
  • Ed Greene– drums
  • Jim Varley – drums
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Antoine Dearborn – percussion
  • Gene Capriano, Bob Crosby, Jim Horn, Steve Leeds, and Henry Sigismonti – reeds
  • Larry Ford, Paul Hubinon, Ron King, and Bobby Shew– trumpet
  • Dick “Slyde” Hyde, John Leys, and Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Joe Bogan and Tom Knox – engineers
  • Marcus Joseph – 2nd engineer
  • Ivan Nagy – photography
  • Robert Lockart – art direction and design

Track listing:

All tracks by James Seals and Dash Crofts, except where noted.

  1. I’ll Play for You
  2. Golden Rainbow – James Seals, Dash Crofts, Roger Johnson, Bobby Lichtig, Jim Varley
  3. Castles in the Sand
  4. Blue Bonnet Nation
  5. Ugly City
  6. Wayland the Rabbit
  7. Freaks Fret
  8. Truth Is But a Woman
  9. Fire and Vengeance

On November 1, 1972.

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On November 1, 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “One Man Dog”, the fourth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals,  harmonica,  autoharp, bells, cross-cut saw
  • Arthur Baron – bass trombone
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Michael Brecker- flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Dash Crofts- mandolin
  • Craig Doerge- piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion, congas, bongos, tambourine, shaker, bells
  • Abigale Haness – backing vocals
  • Steven Edney – backing vocals
  • John Hartford- banjo, fiddle
  • Carole King- backing vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, timbales
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, congas, tambourine, cabasa
  • John McLaughlin- acoustic guitar
  • Mark Paletier – sound effects, saw
  • Red Rhodes- pedal steel guitar
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Linda Ronstadt- backing vocals
  • Carly Simon- backing vocals
  • Leland Sklar- bass, guitarron mexicano
  • Alex Taylor- backing vocals
  • Hugh Taylor- backing vocals
  • Kate Taylor- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. One Man Parade
  2. Nobody But You
  3. Chili Dog
  4. Fool for You
  5. Instrumental I
  6. New Tune
  7. Back on the Street Again – Danny Kortchmar
  8. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  9. Woh, Don’t You Know – Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, James Taylor
  10. One Morning in May – Traditional
  11. Instrumental II
  12. Someone – John McLaughlin
  13. Hymn
  14. Fanfare
  15. Little David
  16. Mescalito
  17. Dance
  18. Jig

 

On August 7, 1973.

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On August 7, 1973, “Epic” label released “3 + 3”, the eleventh Isley Brothers album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ronald Isley and Rudolph Isley. It was first time the family group officially included six members instead of the standard three. The album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Ronald Isley: lead vocals
  • Rudolph Isley: background vocals, lead vocals
  • O’Kelly Isley, Jr.: background vocals, lead vocals
  • Ernie Isley: guitars
  • Marvin Isley: bass guitar
  • Chris Jasper: piano, electric piano, clavinet, ARP synthesizer
  • George Moreland: drums
  • Truman Thomas: organ

Track listing:

All tracks by The Isley Brothers, except where noted.

  1. That Lady
  2. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight – James Taylor
  3. If You Were There
  4. You Walk Your Way
  5. Listen to the Music – Tom Johnston
  6. What It Comes Down To
  7. Sunshine (Go Away Today) – Jonathan Edwards
  8. Summer Breeze – Jim Seals, Dash Crofts
  9. The Highways of My Life