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In June 1975.

In June 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “The Dream Weaver”, the fourth Gary Wright album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Gary Wright.

Personnel:

  • Gary Wright- Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes, Moog synthesizers, ARP String Ensemble, vocals, arranger
  • David Foster- Hammond Organ, Fender Rhodes, ARP String Ensemble
  • Bobby Lyle- synthesizers
  • Ronnie Montrose- electric guitar
  • Andy Newmark- drums
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Betty Sweet, David Pomeranz, Lorna Wright – backing vocals
  • Recorded and engineered by Jay Lewis
  • Mastered by Doug Sax
  • Mick Haggerty, Ed Scarsbrick – illustrations
  • Norman Seeff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Wright except where noted.

  1. Love Is Alive
  2. Let It Out – Gary Wright, Jamie Quinn
  3. Can’t Find the Judge
  4. Made to Love You
  5. Power of Love
  6. Dream Weaver
  7. Blind Feeling
  8. Much Higher
  9. Feel for Me – Gary Wright, Tina Wright
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In May 1989.

In May 1989, “Arista” label released “Through the Storm”, the thirty-fifth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Narada Michael Walden, Walter Afanasieff, Arif Mardin, Joe Mardin and Aretha Franklin.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin– lead and backing vocals, vocal engineer, acoustic piano
  • James Brown – lead vocals
  • Walter Afanasieff– keyboards, synth bass, drum programming
  • Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Lincoln Clapp – engineer
  • Marlene Cohen – art direction
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Mike Davis – trombone
  • George Devens – percussion
  • David Foster– electric piano, synthesizer
  • Four Tops– vocals
  • David Frazer – engineer
  • Siedah Garrett– backing vocals
  • Kenny G– saxophone
  • Greg “Gigi” Gonaway – cymbal
  • Reggie Griffin – guitar
  • Kenneth Hitchcock – baritone saxophone
  • Yogi Horton– drums
  • Whitney Houston– lead vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • John Robinson– drums
  • Marc Russo– saxophone solo
  • Corrado Rustici – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • “Bongo” Bob Smith – drum programming
  • Kent Smith – trumpet
  • Andy Snitzer – tenor saxophone
  • Narada Michael Walden– arrangements, Simmons drums, synthesizer
  • Aaron Zigman– keyboards, bass vocals
  • Rod Hui – recording, mixing
  • Mike Iacopelli – recording , vocal recording
  • Liz Jackson – backing vocals
  • Skyler Jett – backing vocals
  • Elton John– lead vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Melisa Kary – backing vocals
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Darren Klein – engineer, mixing
  • Ren Klyce– Fairlight CMI programming, additional keyboards
  • Jerry Knight – bass guitar
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer, acoustic piano
  • Steve Kroon – percussion
  • Edie Lehman – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin– arrangements
  • Joe Mardin – programming, sequencing, recording, mixing
  • Peter Max – cover art
  • Marti McCall – backing vocals
  • Sammy Merendino – additional drum samples
  • David Paich– acoustic piano
  • Claytoven Richardson– backing vocals
  • Norman Parkinson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Gimme Your Love – Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen
  2. Mercy – Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard
  3. He’s the Boy – Aretha Franklin
  4. It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be – Albert Hammond, Diane Warren
  5. Through the Storm – Albert Hammond, Diane Warren
  6. Think – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
  7. Come to Me – Willard Eugene Price
  8. If Ever a Love There Was – Pamela Phillips Oland, Todd Cerney

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Epic” label released “Slow Down World”, the thirteenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded August 1975-March 1976, at “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Donovan Leitch.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Philip Donnelly – guitar
  • David Hungate,Klaus Voormann, Leland Sklar, Wilton Felder – bass
  • David Foster- keyboards
  • Jay Graydon- synthesizer
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Bobbye Hall,Emil Richards – percussion
  • Tom Scott- saxophone
  • Chuck Findley- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Douglas Davis – cello
  • Al DeLory, B.J. Cook, Donny Gerrard, Ed Whitting, Jeanette Clinger, Jennifer Hicklin, John Merlino, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Ron Hicklin, Stacy Jo Clinger, Susie Ives – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch, except where noted.

  1. Dark-Eyed Blue Jean Angel
  2. Cryin’ Shame
  3. The Mountain – Derroll Adams
  4. Children of the World
  5. My Love Is True (Love Song) – Derroll Adams
  6. A Well Known Has-Been
  7. Black Widow
  8. Slow Down World
  9. Liberation Rag

In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Columbia” label released “Middle Man”, the ninth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Bill Schnee.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – guitars, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Carlos Santana- guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Don Grolnick- piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale- drums
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards, clavinet
  • David Hungate- bass
  • Steve Lukather- guitars
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • David Paich- organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Ray Parker, Jr.- guitars
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Adrian Tapia – saxophone
  • Bill Thedford – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Oren Waters- background vocals
  • Paulette Brown – background vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- background vocals
  • Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – background vocals
  • David Lasley- background vocals
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – background vocals
  • Venetta Fields- background vocals
  • Sharon Redd- background vocals
  • Larry Fast, Michael Boddicker, Steve Porcaro- synthesizer programming

Track listing:

All tracks by David Foster and Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. Jojo – David Foster, David Lasley, Boz Scaggs
  2. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  3. Simone
  4. You Can Have Me Anytime
  5. Middle Man
  6. Do Like You Do in New York – Boz Scaggs
  7. Angel You
  8. Isn’t It Time – Boz Scaggs
  9. You Got Some Imagination – Steve Lukather, Scaggs, Bill Schnee

 

In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Columbia” label released “Celebrate Me Home”, the debut Kenny Loggins solo album. It was recorded 1975-1976, and was produced by Phil Ramone and Bob James.

Personnel:

  • Patti Austin– backing vocals
  • Hiram Bullock– guitar
  • Jon Clarke – percussion, woodwinds
  • Vince Denham – backing vocals, woodwinds
  • Laudir de Oliveira– percussion
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Lani Groves– backing vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie– backing vocals
  • George Hawkins – bass, backing vocals
  • Bob James– keyboards, producer
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Kenny Loggins – guitar, keyboards, lead & backing vocals
  • Ralph MacDonald– drums
  • Harvey Mason, Sr.– drums
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Lee Ritenour– guitar
  • Tommy Tedesco– mandolin
  • Richard Tee– keyboards
  • Ed Caraeff- photography

Track listing:

  1. Lady Luck – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: John Townsend
  2. If You Be Wise – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: Jimmy Webb
  3. I Believe in Love – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
  4. Set It Free – Eva Ein, Kenny Loggins
  5. Why Do People Lie – Eva Ein, Kenny Loggins
  6. Enter My Dream – Kenny Loggins
  7. I’ve Got the Melody (Deep in My Heart) – Patti Austin
  8. Celebrate Me Home – Bob James, Kenny Loggins
  9. Daddy’s Back – Eva Ein, David Foster, Kenny Loggins
  10. You Don’t Know Me – Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker

 

 

In March 1983.

In March 1983, “Capitol” label released “Outside Inside” the sixth Tubes studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by David Foster, Prairie Prince and Stacy Baird.

Personnel:

  • Rick Anderson – bass
  • Michael Cotten – synthesizer
  • Mingo Lewis – percussion
  • Prairie Prince- drums, art direction
  • Bill Spooner- guitar, vocals
  • Roger Steen – guitar, vocals
  • Fee Waybill- vocals, mixing
  • Vince Welnick– keyboards
  • Maurice White – vocals
  • Patti Austin- background vocals
  • Bill Burks – contribution
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Martha Davis– vocals
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Chuck Finley– horn
  • David Foster– keyboards
  • Gary Grant – horn
  • Jay Graydon – horn
  • Gary Herbig – horn
  • Jerry Hey- arranger, horn
  • James Newton Howard– keyboards
  • Bobby Kimball- background vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • George Massenburg – mixing
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Steve Porcaro– keyboards
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr.– horn
  • Freddy Washington – guitar
  • Jim Welch – contribution
  • David Williams – bass
  • Larry Williams – horn
  • Greg Ladanyi– mixing
  • Tom Fouce – assistant engineer
  • Humberto Gatica – engineer, mixing
  • Larry Ferguson – assistant engineer
  • Jack Leahy – engineer
  • Gene Wooley – assistant engineer
  • Barbara Rooney – assistant engineer
  • Marnie Moore – assistant engineer
  • Gregg Jampol – assistant engineer
  • Howard Johnston – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Kliment – assistant engineer
  • Dennis Kirk – engineer
  • Ken Kessie – engineer
  • Stacy Baird – engineer
  • David Cole – engineer
  • Bob Bullock – assistant engineer
  • Paul Knotter – collaboration
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • Jim McCrary – photography

Track listing:

  1. She’s a Beauty – David Foster, Fee Waybill, Steve Lukather
  2. No Not Again – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  3. Out of the Business – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  4. The Monkey Time – Curtis Mayfield, Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  5. Glass House – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  6. Wild Women of Wongo – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  7. Tip of My Tongue – Maurice White, M. Snyder
  8. Fantastic Delusion – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  9. Drums – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  10. Theme Park – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  11. Outside Lookin’ Inside – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick

 

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “MCA” label released “Two Sides of the Moon”, the only Keith Moon. solo album. It was recorded August-December 1974, at “record Plant Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Keith Moon, Mal Evans, Skip Taylor, John Stronach and Steve Cropper.

Personnel:

  • Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Gerald Garrett, Jim Gilstrap, Ira Hawkins, Ron Hicklin, Augie Johnson, Howard Kaylan, Clydie King, Dennis Larden, Gregory Matta, Sherlie Matthews, Ricky Nelson, Harry Nilsson, Irma Routen, Julia Tillman Waters, Mark Volman, Jay DeWitt White, Andrea Wills, Carolyn Wills, David Bowie – vocals
  • Joe Walsh, John Sebastian, Jesse Ed Davis, Ronnie Wood, Spencer Davis, Mike Condello, Beau Guss, Paul Lenart, Patti Quatro, Al Staehely, John Staehely, Skip Edwards, Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar – guitars.
  • Klaus Voormann, David Birkett, Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, Ronnie Wood, Jean Millington, Jimmie Randall, Paul Stallworth – bass guitar
  • Jay Ferguson, Blair Aaronson, Nickey Barclay, Skip Edwards, David Foster, Norman Kurban – piano, keyboards, Hammond organ
  • Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Kenney Jones, Jim Keltner, Cam Davis, Miguel Ferrer, Ron Grinel, James Ed Haymer, Mickey McGee, Curly Smith – drums, percussion
  • Joe Walsh, Blair Aaronson – synthesizers
  • Steve Douglas, Ollie Mitchell – horns
  • Bobby Keys – saxophones

Track listing:

  1. Crazy Like A Fox – Al Staehely
  2. Solid Gold – Nickey Barclay
  3. Don’t Worry Baby – Brian Wilson, Roger Christian
  4. One Night Stand – Dennis Larden
  5. The Kids Are Alright – Pete Townshend
  6. Move Over Ms. L – John Lennon
  7. Teen Age Idol – Jack Lewis
  8. Back Door Sally – John Marascalco
  9. In My Life – John Lennon-Paul McCartney
  10. Together – Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, Richard Starkey