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In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Warner Bros” label released “If That’s What It Takes”, the debut Michael McDonald studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio”; “Sunset Sound Recorders” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Lead vocals: Michael McDonald
  • Bass: Willie Weeks, Louis Johnson, Mike Porcaro
  • Drums: Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro
  • Guitar: Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Robben Ford
  • Saxophone: Edgar Winter, Tom Scott
  • Percussion: Lenny Castro, Bobby LaKind, Paulinho Da Costa, Ted Templeman
  • Piano: Greg Phillinganes, Michael McDonald
  • Clavinet: Greg Phillinganes
  • Organ: Greg Phillinganes
  • Fender Rhodes: Michael McDonald, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian
  • Synthesizer: Michael McDonald, Michael Boddicker
  • Lyricon: Tom Scott
  • Background vocals: Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Maureen McDonald,  Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Brenda Russell, Kathy Walker, Amy Holland
  • Engineers: Ken Deane, Bobby Hata, Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett, Steve McManus
  • Overdub engineers: Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett
  • Mixing: Lee Herschberg
  • Mastering: Bobby Hata
  • Horn arrangements: Jerry Hey
  • String arrangements: Marty Paich
  • Keyboard technician: Paul Mederios
  • Production coordinators: Joan Parker, Kathy Walker and Vicki Fortson
  • Art direction and Design: Jeff Adamoff
  • Photography: Jim Shea
  • Direction: Irving Azoff

Track listing:

  1. Playin’ by the Rules – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford
  2. I Keep Forgetting – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Lies – Michael McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  4. I Gotta Try – Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
  5. I Can Let Go Now – Michael McDonald
  6. That’s Why – McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  7. If That’s What It Takes – Michael McDonald, Jackie De Shannon
  8. No Such Luck – Michael McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield
  9. Losin’ End – Michael McDonald
  10. Believe in It – Michael McDonald
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In July 1983.

In July 1983, “Warner Bros” label released “Salute”, the sixteenth Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded December 1982-February 1983 at “Eastern Sound” in Toronto, and was produced by Dean Parks and Gordon Lightfoot.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Terry Clements – lead guitar
  • Rick Haynes – bass guitar
  • Dean Parks- lead guitar, synthesizer
  • Barry Keane – drums, percussion
  • Hadley Hockensmith – bass guitar, hi-string bass
  • Mike Heffernan – piano, electric piano
  • Pee Wee Charles – steel guitar
  • Harlan Rodgers – piano
  • Carol Parks – harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Salute (A Lot More Livin’ to Do)
  2. Gotta Get Away
  3. Whispers of the North
  4. Someone to Believe In
  5. Romance
  6. Knotty Pine
  7. Biscuit City
  8. Without You
  9. Tattoo
  10. Broken Dreams

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.

Personnel:

  • 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 June 1974.

In June 1974, “Asylum” label released “Land’s End”, the fifth Jimmy Webb album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Jimmy Webb.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Webb – vocals, keyboards
  • Jim Ryan – guitar
  • Paul Keogh – guitar
  • Fred Tackett– guitar
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • J. Cole– steel guitar
  • Davey Johnstone– mandolin
  • Phillip Goodhand-Tait– keyboards
  • David Hentschel– synthesizer
  • Tom Scott– saxophone
  • Brian Hodges – bass
  • Dee Murray– bass
  • Barry DeSouza – drums
  • Nigel Olsson– drums
  • Ringo Starr– drums
  • Susan Webb – vocals
  • Joni Mitchell– vocals
  • Bob Fisher – mastering
  • Richie Unterberger – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Webb.

  1. Ocean in His Eyes
  2. Feet in the Sunshine
  3. Cloudman
  4. Lady Fits Her Blue Jeans
  5. Just This One Time
  6. Crying in My Sleep
  7. It’s a Sin
  8. Alyce Blue Gown
  9. Land’s End/ Asleep on the Wind

On May 23, 2000.

On May 23, 2000, “Warner Bros” label released “Inside Job”, the fourth Don Henley solo studio album. It was recorded 1999-2000, and was produced by Don Henley and Stan Lynch.

Personnel:

  • Don Henley– drums, guitar, piano, lead vocals, keyboards
  • Jana Anderson – background vocals
  • Gregg Bissonette– drums
  • Stuart Brawley– songwriter, musician, engineer, programmer
  • Jebin Bruni – musician
  • Valerie Carter– background vocals
  • John Corey– musician
  • Kevin Dorsey – background vocals
  • Timothy Drury– musician
  • Don Felder– lead guitar, vocals
  • Michael Fisher – musician
  • Glenn Frey– guitar, vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Stevie Gurr – musician
  • Dorian Holley– background vocals
  • Larry Klein– guitars
  • Kipp Lennon– background vocals
  • Mark Lennon – background vocals
  • Michael Lennon– background vocals
  • Joseph Powell – background vocals
  • Frank Simes– guitars
  • Steuart Smith– guitars
  • Benmont Tench– keyboards, organ, piano
  • Carmen Twillie– background vocals
  • Jimmie Vaughan– harmonica, vocals
  • Mervyn Warren– background vocals
  • Julia Waters – background vocals
  • Luther Waters – background vocals
  • Maxine Waters– background vocals
  • Oren Waters– background vocals
  • Jai Winding – bass
  • Stevie Wonder– keyboards, background vocals
  • Monalisa Young – background vocals
  • Terry Young – background vocals
  • Pat Lennon– background vocals
  • Michael Mishaw– background vocals
  • Lance Morrison – musician
  • Engineers: Stuart Brawley, Rob Jacobs
  • Assistant engineers: Charlie Bouis, Andy Haller, Daniel Mendez, Roger Sommers, Jeff Thomas, Ken Villeneuve, Ted Barela, Steve Griffen
  • Mixing: Rob Jacobs
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • Digital editing: Stewart Whitmore
  • Technical support: Dave Hecht, Art Kelm
  • String arrangements: Randy Newman
  • Randy Newman– conductor
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Dean Parks– guitars
  • Darryl Phinnessee – background vocals
  • Tim Pierce– guitars
  • Randy Jackson– musician

Track listing:

  1. Nobody Else in the World But You – Don Henley, Stan Lynch, Jai Winding
  2. Taking You Home – Stuart Brawley, Don Henley, Stan Lynch
  3. For My Wedding – Larry John McNally
  4. Everything Is Different Now – Don Henley, Scott F. Crago, Timothy Drury
  5. Workin’ It – Don Henley, Frank Simes, Stan Lynch
  6. Goodbye to a River – Don Henley, Stan Lynch, Jai Winding, Frank Simes
  7. Inside Job – Don Henley, Mike Campbell
  8. They’re Not Here, They’re Not Coming – Don Henley, Stan Lynch
  9. Damn It Rose – Don Henley, Stan Lynch
  10. Miss Ghost – Don Henley, Stan Lynch, Jai Winding
  11. The Genie – Don Henley, Stan Lynch, Stuart Brawley
  12. Annabel – Don Henley, John Corey
  13. My Thanksgiving – Don Henley, Stan Lynch, Jai Winding

On May 20, 2016.

On May 20, 2016, “Columbia” label released “Fallen Angels”, the thirty-seventh Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded February 2015-March 2016, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jack Frost. The album features covers of twelve classic American songs.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan – vocals
  • Charlie Sexton – guitar
  • Donnie Herron – steel guitar, viola
  • Tony Garnier – bass guitar
  • George Recile – drums
  • Stu Kimball – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Al Schmitt – mixing, engineering
  • Steve Genewick – assistant engineering
  • James Harper – horn arrangements, conducting
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Geoff Gans – album artwork

Track listing:

  1. Young at Heart – Johnny Richards, Carolyn Leigh
  2. Maybe You’ll Be There – Rube Bloom, Sammy Gallop
  3. Polka Dots and Moonbeams – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  4. All the Way – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  5. Skylark – Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer
  6. Nevertheless – Harry Ruby, Bert Kalmar
  7. All or Nothing at All – Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence
  8. On a Little Street in Singapore- Peter DeRose, Billy Hill
  9. It Had to Be You – Isham Jones, Gus Kahn
  10. Melancholy Mood – Walter Schumann, Vick R. Knight, Sr.
  11. That Old Black Magic – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  12. Come Rain or Come Shine – Arlen, Johnny Mercer