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On January 8, 1976.

On January 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Songs for the New Depression”, the third Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1972 – 1976, at “Secret Sound Studio” New York, N.Y., “Electric Lady” and “Media Sound Studios” in New York, N.Y., “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York, N.Y., and was produced by Bette Midler, Joel Dorn, Ahmet Ertegün, Arif Mardin, Mark “Moogy” Klingman, and Jack Malken.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead and backing vocals, assistant engineer
  • Glaswegians Orchestra – arranged and conducted by Arif Mardin
  • Moogy Klingman – piano, electric piano, RMI Computer keyboard, Mini Korg synthesizer, harmonica, arranger and conductor
  • Ralph Schuckett – acoustic piano, clavinet, organ, Sound City piano, harmonium, string ensemble, arranger, conductor
  • Bob Dylan – vocals 
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • David Spinozza – guitar
  • Jerry Friedman – guitar
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Webster – slide guitar 
  • Rick Derringer – pedal steel guitar
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, mandolin
  • Don Brooks – harmonica
  • Sivuca – accordion
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Boris Matusewitch – concertina
  • John Siegler – bass guitar 
  • Milt Hinton – acoustic bass, bass guitar
  • John Miller – acoustic bass
  • Teddy Sommer – drums, percussion
  • Mark Rosengarden – drums, percussion
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • John Wilcox – drums 
  • Barbara Burton – percussion
  • Angel Allende – percussion
  • Jack Malken – additional percussion
  • Norman Pride – conga
  • Randy Brecker – horns, trumpet solo
  • Michael Brecker – horns
  • Barry Rogers – horns
  • Mel Davis – trumpet
  • William Siapin – flute
  • John Lissauer – saxophone, chimes, arranger, conductor
  • David Nadien – strings
  • Barry Finclair – strings
  • Raul Poliakin – strings
  • Tony Posk – strings
  • Gene Orloff – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – strings
  • Charles McCracken – strings
  • Jessy Levy – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Kenny Kosek – fiddle
  • Luther Vandross – arranger, backing vocals
  • Dianne Sumler – backing vocals
  • David Lasley – backing vocals
  • Erin Dickins – backing vocals
  • Annie Sutton – backing vocals
  • Donny Beard – backing vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – backing vocals
  • Leata Galloway – backing vocals
  • Ben Harney – backing vocals
  • Rhetta Hughes – backing vocals
  • Thomas Moore – backing vocals
  • Ula Hedwig – backing vocals
  • Sharon Redd – backing vocals
  • Ramona Stubblefield – backing vocals
  • Clifford Townsend – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Rosie – backing vocals
  • Gotham – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arranger, conductor, backing vocals, remix
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Jan Rathbun – engineer
  • Jack Malken – recording and remix engineer
  • Lew Hahn – recording and remix engineer
  • Gerry Block – assistant engineer
  • Dave Wittman – assistant engineer
  • Deborah Turbville – photography
  • Michaele Vollbracht – shopping bag
  • Kenn Duncan – poster photos
  • Richard Amsel – inner sleeve illustration

Track listing:

  1. Strangers in the Night – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  2. I Don’t Want the Night to End – Phoebe Snow
  3. Mr. Rockefeller – Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler
  4. Old Cape Cod – Claire Rothrock, Allan Jeffrey, Milton Yakus
  5. Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan
  6. Love Says It’s Waiting – Nick Holmes
  7. Shiver Me Timbers / Samedi et Vendredi – Tom Waits, Bette Midler, Moogy Klingman
  8. No Jestering – Carlton Malcolm
  9. Tragedy – Gerald Nelson, Fred Burch
  10. Marahuana – Arthur Jonston, Sam Coslow
  11. Let Me Just Follow Behind – Moogy Klingman

On September 20, 1977.

On September 20, 1977, “Polydor” label released “Ringo the 4th”, the sixth Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded February – June 1977, in Cherokee, Los Angeles, Atlantic, and New York City, and was produced by Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr– lead vocals, drums
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Cornell Dupree– guitar
  • Lon Van Eaton– guitar
  • Dick Fegy – guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar– guitar
  • David Bromberg– guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Hugh McDonald– bass guitar
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • David Foster– keyboards, clavinet, piano
  • Richard Tee– clavinet, piano
  • Jeff Gutcheon – keyboards
  • Ken Bichel– keyboards
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Arnold McCuller – backing vocals
  • Brie Howard– backing vocals
  • David Lasley – backing vocals
  • Debra Gray – backing vocals
  • Duitch Helmer – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Gilstrap – backing vocals
  • Joe Bean – backing vocals
  • Luther Vandross– backing vocals
  • Lynn Pitney – backing vocals
  • Marietta Waters – backing vocals
  • Maxine Anderson – backing vocals
  • Melissa Manchester– backing vocals
  • Rebecca Louis – backing vocals
  • Robin Clark– backing vocals
  • Vini Poncia– backing vocals
  • Bette Midler– backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Drowning in the Sea of Love – Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
  2. Tango All Night – Steve Hague, Tom Seufert
  3. Wings – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  4. Gave It All Up – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  5. Out on the Streets – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  6. Can She Do It Like She Dances – Steve Duboff, Gerry Robinson
  7. Sneaking Sally Through the Alley – Allen Toussaint
  8. It’s No Secret – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  9. Gypsies in the Flight – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  10. Simple Love Song – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia

 

On April 13, 1982.

On April 13, 1982, “Epic” label released “Let Me Know You”, the eighth Stanley Clarke studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Larrabee Sound Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Stanley Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Clarke– vocals, bass, piccolo bass, tenor bass, electric bass, solo bass, electric bass solo, guitar, sitar, Roland bass synthesizer
  • Darlene Love– backing vocals
  • David Lasley– backing vocals
  • Marcy Levy– backing vocals
  • Denzil A. Miller Jr. – acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Moog synthesizer, mini moog
  • Greg Phillinganes– Fender Rhodes electric piano, mini moog
  • Todd Cochran– Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Michael Sembello– guitar
  • Carlos Santana– guitar solo
  • Roger Linn– drums
  • Gordon Peeke – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa– drums, percussion
  • Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler– drums
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Steven Lederman – additional vocals effects
  • Armand Kaproff – cello
  • Douglas L. Davis – cello
  • Earl S. Madison – cello
  • Paula Hochhalter – cello
  • Dorothy Remsen – harp
  • Charles C. Loper – trombone
  • Dick Hyde– trombone
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Lewis Melvin McCreary – trombone
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Gary E. Grant – trumpet
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Larry G. Hall – trumpet
  • Allan Harshman – viola
  • Janet Lakatos – viola
  • Joel Soultanian – viola
  • Roland Kato – viola
  • Rollice E. Dale – viola
  • Samuel Boghossian – viola
  • Alfred C. Brewning – violin
  • Charles Veal Jr. – violin
  • Daniel Shindaryov – violin
  • Endre Granat– violin
  • Gordon Howard Marron – violin
  • Harry Bluestone– violin
  • Ilkka Talvi– violin
  • Joy Lyle – violin
  • Nathan Kaproff – violin
  • Nathan Ross – violin
  • Paul Shure – violin
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • Vicky Sylvester – violin
  • Don Menza– woodwind
  • Ernie Watts– woodwind
  • Gary Lee Herbig – woodwind
  • Jim Horn– woodwind
  • Erik Zobler – recording, mixing
  • Danny Kopelson – assistant mixing engineer
  • Wally Buck – assistant mixing engineer
  • Judy Clapp – assistant recording engineer
  • Nyya Lark – assistant recording engineer
  • Sabrina Buchanek – assistant recording engineer
  • George Horn – mastering
  • Bob Seidemann– photography

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke, except where noted.

  1. Straight to the Top
  2. Let Me Know You
  3. You Are the One for Me – lyrics by June Christopher
  4. I Just Want to Be Your Brother
  5. The Force of Love
  6. Play the Bass
  7. Secret to My Heart – Todd Cochran
  8. New York City

 

In January 1988.

In January 1988, “Columbia / Legacy” label released “Never Die Young”, the twelfth James Taylor album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Don Grolnick.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Rosemary Butler– vocals
  • Dan Dugmore– banjo, pedal steel guitar
  • Don Grolnick– piano
  • Lani Groves– backing vocals
  • David Lasley– vocals
  • Jay Leonhart– bass
  • Bob Mann– guitar
  • Arnold McCuller– vocals
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Mark O’Connor– violin
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor– harmonica
  • Carlos Vega– drums, percussion
  • James Farber – recording and mix engineer
  • Don Rodenbach – assistant engineer
  • Edd Kolakowski – guitar and piano technician, production assistant
  • Rhonda Schoen – digital editing
  • Greg Calbi– mastering engineer
  • Robby Kilgore and Clifford Carter – synthesizer programming
  • Jim Brandenburg– wolf photos
  • Rudy Molacek – James Taylor photo
  • Marc Balet – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Never Die Young
  2. T-Bone – Bill Payne, James Taylor
  3. Baby Boom Baby – James Taylor, Zachary Wiesner
  4. Runaway Boy
  5. Valentine’s Day
  6. Sun on the Moon
  7. Sweet Potato Pie
  8. Home by Another Way – Timothy Mayer, James Taylor
  9. Letter in the Mail
  10. First of May

On June 15, 2015.

On June 15, 2015, “Concord” label released “Before This World”, the seventeenth James Taylor studio album.It was recorded 2014-2015, and was produced by Dave O’Donnell.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor — guitar, vocals, harmonica, guitar synthesizer
  • Jimmy Johnson – bass
  • Emily Brause, Yo-Yo Ma, Peter Sachon – cello
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Michael Landau – guitars
  • Tony Kadlek – flugelhorn
  • Larry Di Bello, David Peel – French horn
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Larry Goldings – piano, keyboards
  • Walt Fowler, Barry Danielian, Randy Brecker – trumpets
  • David Mann, Lou Marini, Roger Rosenberg – saxophones
  • Randy Andos, Michael Davis – trombones
  • Katharine Kresek, Philip Payton – violas
  • Jonathan Dinklage, Rachel Golub, Hiroko Taguchi, Entcho Todorov, Orlando Wells, Andrea Zonn – violins
  • David Lasley, Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, Andrea Zonn – vocals
  • Rob Mounsey – arranger
  • Ted Jensen- mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Today Today Today
  2. You and I Again
  3. Angels of Fenway
  4. Stretch of the Highway
  5. Montana
  6. Watchin’ Over Me
  7. SnowTime
  8. Before This World / Jolly Springtime
  9. Far Afghanistan
  10. Wild Mountain Thyme – Francis McPeake

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “Columbia” label released “Flag”, the ninth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded January-March 1979, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor — guitar, vocals
  • Peter Asher— timbales, vocals
  • Dan Dugmore— pedal steel guitar
  • Steve Forman — percussion
  • Don Grolnick— keyboards
  • Danny Kortchmar— guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums, percussion
  • David Lasley— backing vocals
  • Jesse Levy — cello
  • Arif Mardin— strings
  • Arnold McCuller— backing vocals
  • Graham Nash— vocals
  • David Sanborn— saxophone
  • Ralph Schuckett— keyboards
  • Louise Schulmann — viola
  • Carly Simon— vocals
  • Leland Sklar— bass
  • David Spinozza— guitar, strings
  • Alex Taylor— backing vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel— acoustic, electric and slide guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Company Man Johnnie Comes Back
  2. Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. I Will Not Lie for You
  4. Brother Trucker
  5. Is That the Way You Look?
  6. S.U.R. (S.U.C.S.I.M.I.M.)
  7. Rainy Day Man – James Taylor, Zach Wiesner
  8. Millworker
  9. Up on the Roof – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  10. Chanson Française
  11. Sleep Come Free Me

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

 

On August 13, 2002.

October road

On August 13, 2002, “Columbia” label released “October Road”, the fifteenth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded 2001 – 2002, and was produced by Russ Titelman. In November 2002, the album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – vocals, guitar
  • Harry Allen– tenor saxophone
  • Karen Bakunin – viola
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Clifford Carter– organ, keyboards, piano, synth rhodes, synth organ, string pad
  • Valerie Carter– backing vocals, chorus
  • Chiara Civello– backing vocals, piano
  • Luis Conte– percussion
  • Ry Cooder– guitar
  • Cenovia Cummins – violin
  • Brian Dembow – viola
  • Bruce Dukov – violin
  • Stuart Duncan – violin
  • Michael Eisenstein – chorus
  • Stephen Erdody – cello
  • Walt Fowler – trumpet
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Julie Ann Gigante – violin
  • Larry Goldings – piano
  • Nina Gordon– chorus
  • Alan Grunfeld – violin
  • Kay Hanley – chorus
  • Tamara Hatwan – violin
  • Paula Hochhalter – cello
  • Carrie Holzman-Little – viola
  • Jimmy Johnson– bass
  • Karen Jones – violin
  • Robbie Kilgore – piano
  • Mark Knopfler– vocals, guitar
  • Michael Landau– guitar
  • David Lasley– backing vocals, chorus
  • Josh Lattanzi – chorus
  • Natalie Leggett – violin
  • M Hans Liebert – synth conga, piano, synth percussion
  • Yo-Yo Ma– cello
  • Bobby Mann– guitar
  • Lou Marini– saxophone
  • Kate Markowitz– backing vocals, chorus
  • Liane Mautner – violin
  • Arnold McCuller– backing vocals, chorus
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Rob Mounsey– keyboards, synthesizer, synth bagpipes, penny whistle, percussion, string pad
  • Mark O’Connor– violin
  • Robin Olson – violin
  • John Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards
  • Steve Scully – chorus
  • Richard Sebring – French horn
  • John Sheldon – guitar harmonics
  • Richard Sortomme – violin
  • Caroline Taylor – backing vocals
  • Sally Taylor– backing vocals
  • Donna Tecco – violin
  • Belinda Whitney – violin
  • Margaret Wooten – violin
  • Kenneth Yerke – violin

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. September Grass – John I. Sheldon
  2. October Road
  3. On the 4th of July
  4. Whenever You’re Ready
  5. Belfast to Boston
  6. Mean Old Man
  7. My Traveling Star
  8. Raised Up Family
  9. Carry Me on My Way
  10. Caroline I See You
  11. Baby Buffalo
  12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Martin, R. Blane

On August 11, 1978.

C'est_Chic

On August 11, 1978, “Atlantic” label released “C’est Chic”, the second Chic studio album. It was recorded in 1978 and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Alfa Anderson – lead vocals
  • Luci Martin – vocals
  • Bernard Edwards- lead vocals, bass guitar
  • Nile Rodgers- guitar, vocals
  • Tony Thompson- drums
  • Diva Gray – lead vocals
  • David Lasley– vocals
  • Luther Vandross– vocals
  • Robert Sabino– clavinet, acoustic piano, electric piano
  • Andy Schwartz – clavinet, acoustic piano, electric piano
  • Raymond Jones – Fender Rhodes
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Jose Rossy – tubular bells
  • Marianne Carroll (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Ellen Seeling – trumpet
  • Alex Foster – saxophone
  • Jean Fineberg – saxophone
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Gene Orloff– concert master

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers; except where noted.

  1. Chic Cheer
  2. Le Freak
  3. Savoir Faire
  4. Happy Man
  5. I Want Your Love
  6. At Last I Am Free
  7. Sometimes You Win
  8. (Funny) Bone