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On August 20, 2009.

On August 20, 2009, Lawrence William Knechtel died aged 69. He was a musician (keyboards, bass), a member of the Wrecking Crew, a collection of Los Angeles-based session musicians, and the band Bread. He recorded with big number of renowned artists including Elvis Presley, The Byrds, Barbra Streisand, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Cher, Simon & Garfunkel, Duane Eddy, The Mamas & the Papas, The Monkees, the Partridge Family, Paul Simon, Chet Baker, Jerry Garcia, Dave mason, Nancy Sinatra, Howard Roberts, Thelma Houston, Glen Campbell, Peter Allen, Barry Mann, Lalo Schifrin, Jimmy Webb, José Feliciano, Jackie DeShannon, Brian Cadd, Bobby Darin, Art Garfunkel, Stephen Bishop, David Clayton-Thomas, Billy Joel, Barry McGuire, Paul Young, Dolly Parton, Al Kooper, Johnny Rivers, John Denver, Chet Atkins, Helen Reddy, Joan Baez, Alen Roth, and Neil Diamond. Knechtel released two solo albums.

On August 5, 1992.

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.

On June 15, 1980.

On June 15, 1980, “Columbia” label released “Old Crest on a New Wave”, the ninth Dave Mason studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Hollywood Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Dave Mason and Joe Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Dave Mason – lead vocals, guitar
  • Michael Jackson – vocals
  • Jim Krueger – guitar
  • Bob Glaub- bass
  • Mark Stein – organ, synthesizer
  • Mike Finnigan- organ, piano
  • Rick Jaeger – drums
  • Ray Revis – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Paralyzed
  2. You’re a Friend of Mine
  3. I’m Missing You
  4. Talk To Me
  5. Gotta Be on My Way
  6. Save Me
  7. Life is a Ladder
  8. Tryin’ to Get Back to You
  9. Get it Right
  10. Old Crest on a New Wave

On May 13, 2014.

On May 13, 2014, “Something Music” label released “Future’s Past”, the 13th Dave Mason album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, and was produced by Dave Mason.

Personnel:

  • Dave Mason – vocals, guitar, bass guitar
  • John McEuen- guitar, backing vocals
  • John Sambataro – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jason Roller – guitar, backing vocals
  • Joe Bonamassa- guitar
  • Alex Drizos – bass guitar
  • George Hawkins- bass guitar
  • Gerald Johnson – bass guitar
  • Bill Reynolds – bass guitar
  • Carmine Rojas- bass guitar
  • Renato Neto – bass guitar, keyboards, organ
  • Tony Patler – bass guitar, keyboards, organ, backing vocals
  • Bill Mason- keyboards, organ
  • Dave Palmer- keyboards, organ
  • Mike Finnigan- keyboards, organ, backing vocals
  • Alvino Bennett – drums
  • Tal Bergman -drums
  • Ken Eros – drums
  • J. Russell – drums, backing vocals
  • Bob Corritore- harmonica
  • Warren Hill – saxophone
  • Suzanne Paris – backing vocals
  • J. Russell, Matt Linesch, Ken Eros – engineering, mixing
  • Reuben Cohen – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Mason, except where noted.

  1. Dear Mr. Fantasy – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood
  2. World in Changes
  3. You Can All Join In
  4. As Sad and Deep As You
  5. Good 2 U
  6. El Toro (Spanish Blues)
  7. Come On in My Kitchen
  8. How Do I Get To Heaven – Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason
  9. That’s Freedom

On October 29, 1973.

On October 29, 1973, “CBS” label released “It’s Like You Never Left”, the fourth  Dave Mason studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Dave Mason.

Personnel:

  • Dave Mason – vocals, guitar, synthesizers, arrangements
  • Graham Nash, John Batdorf– vocals
  • Clydie King, Julia Tillman Waters, Kathleen Saroyan, Maxine Willard Waters – backing vocals
  • Mark Jordan – piano, organ
  • Chuck Rainey, Carl Radle, Charles Fletcher, Greg Reeves, Lonnie Turner – bass
  • Jim Keltner, Rick Jaeger – drums
  • Rocky, Nastyee – congas
  • Denny Morouse, Norma Jean Bell, Steve Madaio – horns
  • Stevie Wonder – harmonica
  • Malcolm Cecil, Malcolm Cecil – co-producer, programming, recording
  • Al Schmitt – recording, mixing
  • Glen Kolotkin – recording

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Mason, except where noted.

  1. Baby…Please
  2. Every Woman
  3. If You Got Love
  4. Maybe
  5. Headkeeper
  6. Misty Morning Stranger
  7. Silent Partner
  8. Side Tracked – Dave Mason, Rick Jaeger, Lonnie Turner, Mark Jordan
  9. The Lonely One
  10. It’s Like You Never Left

 

 

On May 30, 1980.

On May 30, 1980, Carl Dean Radle died aged 37. He was musician (bass, guitar) and music producer, best known as the bass player with Derek and the Dominoes. Radle has worked with many influential artists including  Gary Lewis & the Playboys, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Dave Mason, Delaney and Bonnie, Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Duane Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson. J. J. Cale, Leon Russell, and Buddy Guy. In 2006, he was posthumously inducted to the “Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame”.

In October 1968.

In October 1968, “Island” label released the self-titled, second studio Traffic album. It was recorded January – May 1968, at “Olympic Studios” in London, “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.

Personnel:

  • Dave Mason– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, Hammond organ
  • Steve Winwood– electric guitar, bass, lead and backing vocals, Hammond organ, piano, harpsichord
  • Chris Wood– tenor and soprano saxophone, flute, Coke tin, sleigh bells
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Terry Brown, Eddie Kramer, Glyn Johns, Brian Humphries – sound engineers
  • Richard Polak, Gered Mankowitz– photography

Track listing:

  1. You Can All Join In – Dave Mason
  2. Pearly Queen – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  3. Don’t Be Sad – Dave Mason
  4. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood
  5. Feelin’ Alright? – Dave Mason
  6. Vagabond Virgin – Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason
  7. Forty Thousand Headmen – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  8. Cryin’ to Be Heard – Dave Mason
  9. No Time to Live – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  10. Means to an End – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood

 

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Shelter Records” label released the debut, self – titled Phoebe Snow album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Dino Airali,
Denny Cordell and Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Phoebe Snow – acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals
  • David Bromberg– acoustic guitar, dobro, guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Burgh – electric guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Chuck Domanico– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Chuck Israels– bass, acoustic bass
  • Bob James– organ, keyboard
  • Hilary James – organ
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Mason– guitar
  • Hugh McDonald– bass, electric bass, electric guitar
  • Steve McDonald – electric guitar
  • Steve Mosley – percussion, drums
  • The Persuasions– vocals, background vocals
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Zoot Sims– saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Teddy Wilson– piano
  • Engineers: Tom Baker, Glenn Berger, Steve Hoffman, Phil Ramone, Bob Schaper
  • Mixing: Phil Ramone
  • Mastering: Steve Hoffman
  • Production manager: Roberta Ballard
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Cover art: Mick Haggerty

Track listing:

All tracks by Phoebe Snow, except where noted

  1. Good Times -Sam Cooke
  2. Harpo’s Blues
  3. Poetry Man
  4. Either or Both
  5. San Francisco Bay Blues – Jesse Fuller
  6. I Don’t Want the Night to End
  7. Take Your Children Home
  8. It Must Be Sunday
  9. No Show Tonight

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Blue Thumb” label released “Alone Together”, the debut Dave Mason solo album. It was recorded in1970, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood; “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Dave Mason and Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Dave Mason- guitar, vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Leon Russell- keyboards
  • Carl Radle- bass
  • Chris Ethridge- bass
  • Larry Knechtel- bass
  • Jim Capaldi- drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Michael DeTemple- guitar
  • Don Preston- keyboards
  • John Simon- keyboards
  • John Barbata- drums
  • Rita Coolidge- vocals
  • Mike Coolidge – vocals
  • Claudia Lennear- vocals
  • Lou Cooper – vocals
  • Bob Norwood – vocals
  • Jack Storti – vocals
  • Bruce Botnick, Douglas Botnick – recording engineer
  • Al Schmitt– mixing
  • Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes – photography, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Mason, except where noted.

  1. Only You Know and I Know
  2. Can’t Stop Worrying, Can’t Stop Loving
  3. Waitin’ on You
  4. Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave
  5. World in Changes
  6. Sad and Deep as You
  7. Just a Song
  8. Look at You Look at Me – Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Island” label released “Last Exit”, the third Traffic album. The first half of the album consists of studio recordings, recorded in 1968, at “Morgan Studios” in London, the second half was recorded live on March 14, 1968 at the “Fillmore West”, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood – organ, lead vocals, piano, bass, guitar
  • Dave Mason– guitar, lead vocals
  • Chris Wood– flute, saxophone, organ
  • Jim Capaldi– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Guy Stevens, Mike Sida – art direction
  • Francine Winham, Raymond Ross, Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Just for You – Dave Mason
  2. Shanghai Noodle Factory – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, Jimmy Miller, Larry Fallon
  3. Something’s Got a Hold of My Toe – Stevie Winwood, Dave Mason, Jimmy Miller
  4. Withering Tree – Stevie Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  5. Medicated Goo – Stevie Winwood, Jimmy Miller
  6. Feelin’ Good (live at Fillmore West) – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  7. Blind Man (live at Fillmore West) – Deadric Malone, Joseph Scott