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On August 20, 1991.

On August 20, 1991, “Epic” label released “Pocket Full of Kryptonite”, the debut Spin Doctors studio album. It was recorded July – December 1990, at “The Power Station”, “RPM Studios” and “ACME Recording Studios” in New York, and was produced by Frank Aversa, Peter Denenberg, Frankie LaRocka, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess. The album was certified 5 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Chris Barron – lead vocals
  • Eric Schenkman – guitar; lead vocals; piano
  • Mark White– bass
  • Aaron Comess – drums, percussion, Hammond organ; backing vocals; congas
  • John Popper– harmonica; backing vocals
  • John Bush – tambourine; congas
  • Engineers: Frank Aversa, Peter Denenberg, Marc Schwartz, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess
  • Assistant engineers: Jeff Lippay, Motley
  • Mixing: Peter Denenberg, Frankie La Rocka, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Production coordination: Jason J. Richardson
  • Guitar technician: Joseph Miselis
  • Equipment manager: John Darren Greene
  • Art direction: Francesca Restrepo
  • Photography: Paul Aresu, Paul LaRaia
  • Cover art: Darren Greene, Chris Gross, Nicky Lindeman
  • Liner notes: Cree McCree

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess except where noted.

  1. Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
  2. What Time Is It?
  3. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
  4. Forty or Fifty
  5. Refrigerator Car
  6. More Than She Knows – Eric Schenkman, Simon Lambert, Graham Clark, J.P. Fitting
  7. Two Princes
  8. Off My Line – John David Bell, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess
  9. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)
  10. Shinbone Alley/Hard to Exist – John Popper, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess

 

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In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Capricorn” label released “Brothers and Sisters”, the fourth Allman Brothers Band album. It was recorded October–December 1972, at “Capricorn Sound Studios”, and was produced by Johnny Sandlin, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Jai Johanny Johanson, Butch Trucks, Chuck Leavell and Lamar Williams.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman– vocals, organ, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Dickey Betts– lead and slide guitar, vocals
  • Berry Oakley– bass guitar
  • Jai Johanny Johanson– drums, congas
  • Butch Trucks– drums, percussion, timpani, congas
  • Chuck Leavell– piano, backing vocals, electric piano
  • Lamar Williams – bass guitar
  • Les Dudek– co-lead and acoustic guitar
  • Tommy Talton – acoustic guitar
  • Johnny Sandlin, Ovie Sparks – engineer, remix
  • Buddy Thornton – engineer
  • George Marino– mastering engineer
  • Judi Reeve – graphic content
  • Dan Hudson, Jr, Bo Meriwether – photography
  • Barry Feinstein, Vicki Hodgett – layout, design 

    Track listing:

    1. Wasted Words – Gregg Allman
    2. Ramblin’ Man – Dickey Bets
    3. Come and Go Blues – Gregg Allman
    4. Jelly Jelly – Gregg Allman
    5. Southbound – Dickey Betts
    6. Jessica – Dickey Betts
    7. Pony Boy – Dickey Betts

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Columbia” label released the debut, self-titled New Riders of the Purple Sage album. It is the only band’s studio album to feature co-founder Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead.It was recorded December 1970 – January 1971, at “Wally Heider Recording” in San Francisco, and was produced by John Dawson , David Nelson, Dave Torbert, Jerry Garcia and Spencer Dryden.

Personnel:

  • John Dawson– acoustic guitar, vocals
  • David Nelson– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Dave Torbert– bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Garcia– pedal steel guitar, banjo
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, percussion
  • Mickey Hart– drums, percussion
  • Commander Cody– piano
  • Stephen Barncard– engineering, executive production
  • Phil Lesh– executive production
  • Ellen Burke – technician
  • Michael Ferguson, Alton Kelly– cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by John Dawson.

  1. I Don’t Know You
  2. Whatcha Gonna Do
  3. Portland Woman
  4. Henry
  5. Dirty Business
  6. Glendale Train
  7. Garden of Eden
  8. All I Ever Wanted
  9. Last Lonely Eagle
  10. Louisiana Lady

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Polydor” label released “Van Ronk”, the tenth Dave Van Ronk album. It was recorded December 1970 – May 1971, at “Sound Exchange Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Dave Woods.

Personnel:

  • Dave Van Ronk – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Dave Woods – arrangements
  • Engineered by Steve Katz
  • Cover Art by Anne Friedman
  • Morale by Joanne Grace
  • Spiritual – John Jameson

Track listing:

  1. Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen
  2. Fox’s Minstrel Show – Michael Small
  3. Port of Amsterdam – Jacques Brel, Eric Blau, Mort Shuman
  4. Fat Old John – Peter Stampfel
  5. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  6. Random Canyon – Peter Stampfel
  7. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Randy Newman
  8. Gaslight Rag -Dave Van Ronk
  9. Honey Hair – Dave Van Ronk
  10. Legend of the Dead Soldier – Bertolt Brecht, Eric Bentley
  11. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen

In August 1967.

In August 1967, “Mainstream” label released “Big Brother & the Holding Company”, the debut Big Brother and the Holding Company album. It was recorded in December 1966, and was produced by Bob Shad.

Personnel:

  • Janis Joplin- vocals
  • Peter Albin – bass guitar
  • Sam Andrew- guitar, vocals
  • David Getz – drums
  • James Gurley- guitar, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Bye, Bye Baby – Powell St. John
  2. Easy Rider – James Gurley
  3. Intruder – Janis Joplin
  4. Light is Faster Than Sound – Peter Albin
  5. Call On Me – Sam Andrew
  6. Women is Losers – Janis Joplin
  7. Blindman – Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, David Getz, James Gurley, Janis Joplin
  8. Down on Me – traditional, arr, by Janis Joplin
  9. Caterpillar – Peter Albin
  10. All is Loneliness – Moondog

In July 1984.

In July 1984, “SST” label released “Zen Arcade”, the second Hüsker Dü studio album. It was recorded in October 1983, at “Total Access Recording” in Redondo Beach, California, except “Standing By the Sea” recorded in December 1982, during the Metal Circus sessions, and was produced by Spot, Grant Hart, Bob Mould and Greg Norton.

Personnel:

  • Grant Hart– drums; lead and background vocals; percussion; piano
  • Bob Mould– lead and background vocals; electric guitar; acoustic guitar; percussion; piano, bass
  • Greg Norton– bass; background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Something I Learned Today – Bob Mould
  2. Broken Home, Broken Heart – Bob Mould
  3. Never Talking to You Again – Grant Hart
  4. Chartered Trips – Bob Mould
  5. Dreams Reoccurring – Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Greg Norton
  6. Indecision Time – Bob Mould
  7. Hare Krsna – Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Greg Norton
  8. Beyond the Threshold – Bob Mould
  9. Pride – Bob Mould
  10. I’ll Never Forget You – Bob Mould
  11. The Biggest Lie – Bob Mould
  12. What’s Going – Grant Hart
  13. Masochism World – Grant Hart, Bob Mould
  14. Standing by the Sea – Grant Hart
  15. Somewhere – Grant Hart, Bob Mould
  16. One Step at a Time – Grant Hart, Bob Mould
  17. Pink Turns to Blue – Grant Hart
  18. Newest Industry – Bob Mould
  19. Monday Will Never Be the Same – Bob Mould
  20. Whatever – Bob Mould
  21. The Tooth Fairy and the Princess – Bob Mould
  22. Turn on the News – Grant Hart
  23. Reoccurring Dreams – Grant Hart, Bob Mould, Greg Norton

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