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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.

Personnel:

  • 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
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In November 1975.

In November 1975, “A&M” label released “It’s Only Love”, the fifth Rita Coolidge studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sunset Sound Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Anderle.

Personnel:

  • Rita Coolidge – vocals
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Jerry McGee, Dean Parks, Fred Tackett – guitars
  • Lee Sklar – bass
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Bobbye Hall – percussion
  • Al Perkins, Jr – pedal steel guitar
  • Booker T. Jones – organ
  • Barbara Carroll – piano
  • Chuck Domanico – bass
  • Colin Bailey – drums
  • Venetta Fields, Clyde King, Sherlie Matthews, Brooks Hunniutt, Jennifer Warnes, Petsye Powell – singers
  • David Campbell – Orchestral Arrangements
  • Jim Horn – horn arrangements
  • John Haeny, Kent Nebergall – recording engineers
  • Marty Lewis – re-mix engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Junie Osaki – design
  • Bob Jenkins – photography

Track listing:

  1. Born To Love Me – Bob Morrison
  2. I Wanted It All – Jackie De Shannon, John Bettis
  3. Keep The Candle Burning – Bennie Gallagher, Graham Lyle
  4. Don’t Let Love Pass You By – Donnie Fritts, Eddie Hinton
  5. It’s Only Love – Bob Morrison
  6. Star – Donna Weiss
  7. Late Again – Kris Kristofferson
  8. My Rock and Roll Man – Troy Seals, Mentor Williams, Eddie Setser
  9. Mean to Me – Roy Turk, Fred Ahlert
  10. Am I Blue – Grant Clarke, Harry Akst

On November 11, 2008.

On November 11, 2008, “Elektra” label released “Our Bright Future”, the eight Tracy Chapman studio album. It was recorded in 2008, and was produced by Tracy Chapman and Larry Klein.
Personnel:

  • Tracy Chapman – acoustic and electric guitar, vocals
  • Larry Goldings – keyboards
  • Jared Faw – piano
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Joe Gore – acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Klein– bass, organ
  • Dean Parks– guitar, clarinet, mandolin, pedal steel
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion
  • Rock Deadrick – background vocals
  • Carla Kihlstedt – violin, nyckelharpa
  • Michael Webster, Rob Burger – keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Sing for You
  2. I Did It All
  3. Save Us All
  4. Our Bright Future
  5. For a Dream
  6. Thinking of You
  7. A Theory
  8. Conditional
  9. Something to See
  10. The First Person on Earth
  11. Spring

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

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