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On March 8, 2005.

On March 8, 2005, “Koch” label released “Silver Rain”, the sixth Marcus Miller studio album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Absolut Beats” in Dallas, TX, “Camel Island Studios” in Los Angeles, “Hannibal Studios” in Santa Monica, CA, “HIt Factory”, “The Dormitory” in New York City, “Vertical Sound Studios” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Marcus Miller and David Isaac.

Personnel:

  • Marcus Miller – bass, acoustic bass, fretles bass, tambourine, organ, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, piano, keyboards, bass clarinet, woodwind, drums, percussion, scratching, arranger, background vocals, engineer, executive producer, beat box, rhythm box, synthesizer strings, synthesizer orchestration, finger snapping, udu
  • Bruce Flowers – organ, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer bass
  • Bernard Wright – keyboards
  • Dean Brown – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Roger Byam – tenor saxophone
  • Patches Stewart – trumpet
  • Poogie Bell – drums
  • Macy Gray – vocals
  • Lalah Hathaway – vocals
  • Kenny Hicks – operatic tenor
  • Eric Clapton – vocals, guitar solo
  • Lucky Peterson – guitar
  • Gregoire Maret – harmonica
  • Kirk Whalum – tenor saxophone
  • Gerald Albright – alto saxophone
  • Kenny Garrett – alto saxophone
  • Ronald Bruner – drums
  • Craig J “The Count” – percussion
  • Munyungo Jackson – percussion
  • Jessica Celious – background vocals
  • Joey Kibble – background vocals
  • Mark Kibble – background vocals
  • Eartha Kitt – vocal sample
  • DJ Efx (Mocean Worker) – effects
  • Adam Dorn – engineer
  • Dropper – engineer
  • Takamasa Honda – engineer, mixing, technical supervisor
  • David Isaac – engineer, mixing
  • Dennis Thompson – engineer, mixing
  • Mark Kibble – engineer
  • Kaori Kinoshita – assistant engineer
  • Zach McNees – assistant engineer
  • Bryan Russell – assistant engineer
  • Dave Huston – assistant engineer
  • Goh Hotoda – mixing
  • Louie Teran – mastering
  • Jack Frisch – art direction, design, photography
  • Kumiko Higo – photography
  • Reuben Jackson – liner notes
  • Hank Martin – executive producer
  • Harold Goode – executive producer
  • Bibi Green – production coordination
  • Gretchen ONeal – coordination

Track listing:

All tracks by Marcus Miller, except where noted.

  1. Intro Duction
  2. Bruce Lee
  3. La Villette – Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway
  4. Behind the Smile
  5. Frankenstein – Edgar Winter
  6. Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. Boogie on Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder
  8. Paris (Interlude)
  9. Silver Rain – Marcus Miller, Eric Clapton, Joey Kibble, Bill Withers
  10. Make Up My Mind
  11. Girls and Boys – Prince
  12. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  13. Power of Soul – Jimi Hendrix
  14. Outro Duction
  15. If Only For One Night – Brenda Russell) – Silver Rain (reprise)

On July 6, 1971.

High Time

On July 6, 1971, “Atlantic” label released “High Time”, the second MC5 studio album. It was recorded September–October 1970,  at “Artie Fields Studios” in Detroit, ”Lansdowne Studios” and “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by MC5 and Geoffrey Haslam.

Personnel:

  • Fred “Sonic” Smith– guitar, vocals, harmonica, organ, sandpaper
  • Michael Davis– bass, vocals
  • Wayne Kramer– guitar, vocals, piano
  • Dennis Thompson– drums, vocals, tambourine, tamboes, acme scraper, percussion
  • Rob Tyner– vocals, harmonica, maracas, rockas, castanets, conga
  • Pete Kelly – piano
  • Dan Bullock – trombone
  • Ellis Dee – percussion
  • Bobby Wayne Derminer – wizzer
  • Marlene Driscoll – vocals
  • Rick Ferretti – trumpet
  • Dave Heller – percussion
  • Leon Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Joanne Hill – vocals
  • Larry Horton – trombone
  • Skip Knapp – organ
  • Brenda Knight – vocals
  • Kinki Lepew – percussion
  • Charles Moore – flugelhorn & vocals
  • Dave Morgan – percussion
  • Scott Morgan– percussion
  • Butch O’Brien – bass drum
  • David Oversteak – tuba
  • Bob Seger– percussion on “Skunk”

Track listing:

  1. Sister Anne – Fred “Sonic” Smith
  2. Baby Won’t Ya – Fred “Sonic” Smith
  3. Miss X – Wayne Kramer
  4. Gotta Keep Movin’ – Dennis Thompson
  5. Future Now – Rob Tyner
  6. Poison – Wayne Kramer
  7. Over and Over – Fred “Sonic” Smith
  8. Skunk (Sonicly Speaking) – Fred “Sonic” Smith

 

On January 15, 1969.

Back_in_the_USA

On January 15, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Back in the USA”, the debut MC5 studio album, and second album overall, following 1969’s live album “Kick out the Jams”. It was recorded in 1969, at the “GM Studios” in Detroit, and was produced by Jon Landau.

Personnel:

  • Rob Tyner – vocals
  • Wayne Kramer– guitar, backing vocals
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith– lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Michael Davis– bass
  • Dennis Thompson– drums
  • Danny Jordan – keyboards
  • Pete Kelly – keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer , Fred Smith, Michael Davis, and Dennis Thompson except where noted.

  1. Tutti Frutti – Dorothy LaBostrie, Joe Lubin, Richard Penniman
  2. Tonight
  3. Teenage Lust
  4. Let Me Try
  5. Looking at You
  6. High School
  7. Call Me Animal
  8. The American Ruse
  9. Shakin’ Street
  10. The Human Being Lawnmower
  11. Back in the U.S.A.