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In November 1976.

In November 1976, “A&M” label released “Gulf Winds”, the sixteen Joan Baez album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by David Kershenbaum.


  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Ray Kelly – cello
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Sid Sharp – violin
  • Malcolm Cecil– synthesizer

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Baez

  1. Sweeter for Me
  2. Seabirds
  3. Caruso
  4. Still Waters at Night
  5. Kingdom of Childhood
  6. O Brother!
  7. Time Is Passing Us By
  8. Stephanie’s Room
  9. Gulf Winds

In June 1982.

In June 1982, “A&M” label released “Night and Day”, the fifth Joe Jackson album. It was recorded January–February 1982 at “Blue Rock Studio” in Soho, New York City, and was produced by Joe Jackson and David Kershenbaum. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Joe Jackson – piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Yamaha electric piano,  Hammond organ, Gem organ, Prophet-5 and Minimoog synthesizers, alto saxophone, vibes, lead vocals, arrangements, orchestration, mixing
  • Graham Maby– bass, vocals, percussion
  • Larry Tolfree – drums, timbales, percussion
  • Sue Hadjopoulos – conga, bongos, timbales, orchestra bells, xylophone, miscellaneous percussion, fluteand vocals
  • Ricardo Torres – bongos, cowbell, claves
  • Ed Rynesdal – violin
  • Al Weisman – background vocals
  • Grace Millan – background vocals
  • David Kershenbaum– mixing
  • Michael Ewasko – recording engineer
  • Ken Tracht – assistant recording engineer
  • Philip Burke – artwork
  • George Dubose – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Jackson, except where noted.

Night Side

  1. Another World
  2. Chinatown
  3. V. Age – Joe Jackson, Steve Tatler
  4. Target
  5. Steppin’ Out

Day Side

  1. Breaking Us in Two
  2. Cancer
  3. Real Man
  4. A Slow Song

In June 1977.

In June 1977, “Portrait” label released “Blowin’ Away”, the 19th Joan Baez album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by David Kershenbaum and Bernard Gelb.


  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitars, bass
  • Elliot Randall, David Mansfield, Dean Parks – guitars
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn, Wilton Felder – bass
  • Jim Gordon, Mike Botts, Rick Shlosser- drums
  • Joe Sample, Larry Knechtel,Malcolm Cecil – keyboards
  • David Mansfield, Jeff Baxter – steel guitar
  • Larry Knechtel – piano
  • Mike Bots – percussion
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • David Mansfield – violin, mandolin
  • Arranged by – Dean Parks, Elliott Randall, Joe Sample, Larry Knechtel, Wilton Felder, Tom Scott
  • John Berg – design
  • Kin Schilling – photography
  • Michael Gershman – sleeve notes
  • Dee Robb, Mike Stavrou, George Tutko – engineer
  • Mastered by – Alex Kazanegras, Kirby Veach
  • Recorded by – Tom Vacari

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Baez; except where noted

  1. Sailing – Gavin Sutherland
  2. Many a Mile to Freedom – Steve Winwood, Anna Capaldi
  3. Miracles
  4. Yellow Coat – Steve Goodman
  5. Time Rag
  6. A Heartfelt Line or Two
  7. I’m Blowin’ Away – Eric Kaz
  8. Luba the Baroness
  9. Altar Boy and the Thief
  10. Cry Me a River – Arthur Hamilton


In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Island” label released “Izitso”, the tenth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded September 1976 – March 1977, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, Alabama;“Sound 80 Studios” in Minneapolis; “Ardent Studios” in  Memphis, Tennessee; “Le Studio”, “Morin Heights” in Quebec, Canada;  “Sweet Silence Studios” in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was produced by Cat Stevens
and David Kershenbaum.


  • Cat Stevens– electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitar, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki, keyboards, piano, celesta, harpsichord, Wurlitzer electric piano, Fender Rhodes, Polymoog, Moog synthesizer, Minimoog, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP 2600, Yamaha CS-80, Yamaha GX-1, Yamaha  EA5R  electronic organ, music sequencer,[5] drums, percussion, harmonica,  brass,  arrangements, vocals, programming, illustrations, cover design
  • Jean Roussel– Hammond organ, piano, organ, synthesizer, ARP String Synthesizer, Yamaha CS-80, keyboards, flute, glockenspiel, vibraphone, string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • David Campbell– string and brass arrangements
  • Chick Corea– electric piano, keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– piano, electric piano, organ, keyboards
  • Tim Henson– acoustic piano, piano, organ, keyboards
  • Little Brother Montgomery– ARP 2600
  • Broderick Smith– harmonica
  • Marjorie Lagerwall– harp
  • Ray Gomez– guitar
  • Pete Carr– electric and acoustic guitar, steel guitar, ovation guitar, Epiphone Casino, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki
  • Jim Johnson– rhythm guitar
  • Weldon Myrick– steel guitar
  • Reggie Young– electric guitar
  • Bruce Lynch– double bass, electbass, bass synthesizer
  • David Hood– double bass, bass, bass synthesizer
  • Andy Newmark– drums, percussion
  • Bill Berg– drums, percussion
  • Barry Morgan– drums, percussion
  • Roger Hawkins– drums, percussion
  • Elkie Brooks– vocals on
  • Suzanne Lynch– backing vocals
  • Carla Benson– backing vocals
  • Evette Benton– backing vocals
  • Barbara Ingram– backing vocals
  • Gene Page– string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • Engineers – Harvey Goldberg, Mike Stavros, Ian Boughey, Nigel Walker, Flemming Rasmussen, Tom Jung, Paul Martinson, Nick Blagona, Mike Ross, Freddy Hansson, Steve Brandon, Jerry Masters, Gene Eichelberger, Dee Robb, John Kelly, Ken Frieson
  • Mastering – Ted Jensen, Bernie Grundman
  • Mixing – Claude Dupras
  • Design – Mathieu Bitton
  • Programming – Cat Stevens, Claude Dupras
  • Supervisor – Bill Levenson
  • Cover Designs – Eckford Stimpson
  • Photography – Moshe Brakha
  • Coordinator – Beth Stempel

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens, except where noted.

  1. (Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard
  2. Life
  3. Killin’ Time
  4. Kypros
  5. Bonfire
  6. (I Never Wanted) To Be a Star
  7. Crazy
  8. Sweet Jamaica
  9. Was Dog a Doughnut?- Cat Stevens, Bruce Lynch, Jean Roussel
  10. Child for a Day – Paul Travis, David Gordon

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “A&M” label released “Diamonds & Rust”, the seventeenth Joan Baez album. It was recorded in January 1975, and was produced by Larry Carlton, David Kershenbaum and Joan Baez.


  • Joan Baez – vocals, acoustic guitar, synthesisers, arranger
  • Larry Carlton– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, arranger
  • Dean Parks– electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Wilton Felder– bass
  • Reinie Press – bass
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Joe Sample– electric piano, Hammond organ
  • Hampton Hawes– piano
  • David Paich– piano, electric harpsichord
  • Red Rhodes– pedal steel guitar
  • Malcolm Cecil– synthesisers
  • Tom Scott– flute, saxophone, arranger
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Joni Mitchell– vocal improvisation
  • Rick Lo Tempio – electric guitar
  • Ollie Mitchell – trumpet
  • Buck Monari – trumpet
  • Rick Riggieri – engineer
  • Henry Lewy – engineer
  • Ellis Sorkin – assistant engineer
  • Bob Cato – design

Track listing:

  1. Diamonds & Rust – Joan Baez
  2. Fountain of Sorrow – Jackson Browne
  3. Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
  4. Children and All That Jazz – Joan Baez
  5. Simple Twist of Fate – Bob Dylan
  6. Blue Sky – Dickey Betts
  7. Hello in There – John Prine
  8. Jesse – Janis Ian
  9. Winds of the Old Days – Joan Baez
  10. Dida – Joan Baez – duet with Joni Mitchell
  11. Medley: I Dream of Jeannie – Stephen Foster / Danny Boy – Frederick Weatherly

On October 3, 1989.


On October 3, 1989, “Elektra” label released “Crossroads” the second Tracy Chapman album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Tracy Chapman and David Kershenbaum. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 2 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Tracy Chapman – acoustic guitar, harmonica, electric guitar, vocals, background vocals, 12 string guitar
  • Charlie Bisharat– violin, viola, electric violin, pizzicato violin
  • Peggie Blu– background vocals
  • Marc Cohn– piano
  • Paulinho da Costa– tambourine
  • Carolyn Dennis– background vocals
  • Denny Fongheiser – drums
  • Bobbye Hall– percussion, conga
  • Jack Holder – banjo, piano
  • Larry Klein– bass
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– electric guitar
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Jim Lacefield – cello
  • Tim Landers– bass
  • Steve Lindley – electric piano
  • Bob Marlette – keyboard
  • Frank Marocco – accordion
  • Sheila Minard – background vocals
  • Scarlet Rivera– violin
  • Roz Seay – background vocals
  • E. Smith– acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric guitar
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith– organ
  • John X. Volaitis – piano
  • Elesecia Wright – background vocals
  • Snooky Young– trumpet
  • Neil Young– acoustic guitar, piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Crossroads
  2. Bridges
  3. Freedom Now
  4. Material World
  5. Be Careful of My Heart
  6. Subcity
  7. Born to Fight
  8. A Hundred Years
  9. This Time
  10. All That You Have Is Your Soul


On April 15, 1988.


On April 15, 1988, “Elektra” label released the self-titled Tracy Chapman debut album. It was recorded at the “Powertrax” in Hollywood, and was produced by David Kershenbaum. The album was certified six-times platinum by the “Recording Industry Association of America”.


  • Tracy Chapman – acoustic guitar, percussion, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Ed Black – steel guitar
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Denny Fongheiser – percussion, drums
  • Jack Holder – organ, dulcimer, dobro, piano, electric guitar, Hammond organ, sitar
  • Steve Kaplan– harmonica, keyboard
  • Larry Klein– bass guitar
  • David LaFlamme – electric violin
  • Bob Marlette – keyboard
  • Carol Bobolts – art direction
  • Brian Koppelman– executive production
  • Matt Mahurin – photography
  • Don Rubin – executive production
  • Kevin Smith – engineering, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
  2. Fast Car
  3. Across the Lines
  4. Behind the Wall
  5. Baby Can I Hold You
  6. Mountains o’ Things
  7. She’s Got Her Ticket
  8. Why
  9. For My Lover
  10. If Not Now…
  11. For you