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On April 1, 2014.

On April 1, 2014, “Universal Records” label released “Life Journey”, the 37th Leon Russell album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – lead and background vocals, piano, liner notes
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • John Clayton- bass, conductor, arranger
  • Dixieland Band
  • William Cantos – background vocals
  • Alvin Chea– background vocals
  • Perry Morgan – background vocals
  • Louis Price– background vocals
  • Graham Dechter – acoustic guitar
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Anthony Wilson– guitar
  • Chris Simmons- slide guitar
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel, pedal steel guitar
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar, soloist
  • Larry Goldings- Hammond B3
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Lee Callet – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Owens – tenor saxophone
  • Rickey Woodard– tenor saxophone
  • Keith Fiddmont – alto saxophone
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Ryan Porter – trombone
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Bijon Watson – trumpet
  • Gilbert Castellanos– trumpet
  • Clay Jenkins – trumpet
  • Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • James Ford – trumpet
  • Darrell Leonard- flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Jeff Clayton- clarinet, alto saxophone
  • James Gordon – clarinet
  • Christoph Luty – bass
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Jeff Hamilton- drums
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Elena Barere – concert master
  • Alan Broadbent- string arrangements
  • Jill Dell’Abate – string contractor
  • Elton John- executive producer
  • Shari Sutcliffe – music contractor, production coordination
  • Chandler Harrod – engineer, Pro-Tools
  • Mark Lambert – piano engineer, vocal engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner- string engineer
  • Al Schmitt- engineer, mixing
  • Doug Saks – mastering
  • Ryan Roth – design, photography
  • Mike Diehl – design

Track listing:

  1. Come On in My Kitchen – Robert Johnson
  2. Big Lips – Leon Russell
  3. Georgia on My Mind- Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  4. That Lucky Old Sun- Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith 4:09
  5. Fever- Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
  6. Think of Me – Mike Reid
  7. I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)- Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  8. The Masquerade Is Over – Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel
  9. I Really Miss You – Paul Anka
  10. New York State of Mind- Billy Joel
  11. Fool’s Paradise -Johnny Fuller, Bob Geddins, Dr. David Rosenbaum
  12. Down in Dixieland – Leon Russell

On January 30, 1996.

On January 30, 1996, “Merge” label released “How I Quit Smoking”, the second Lambchop studio album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by Your Starry Eyes.

Personnel:

  • Kurt Wagner – vocal, acoustic, classical and electric guitar
  • Paul Niehaus – guitar
  • Steve Goodhue – guitar
  • Deanna Varagona – vocal, alto and baritone saxophone
  • John Delworth – Hammond organ, Farfisa organ
  • Jonathan Marx – vocals, alto saxophone, cornet, clarinet
  • Allen Lowrey – drums
  • Pamela Sixfin – violin
  • Hank Tilbury – banjo
  • Mike Doster – string bass
  • Robb Earls – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kurt Wagner, except where noted.

  1. For Which We Are Truly Thankful
  2. The Man Who Loved Beer – Kurt Wagner, Donald Charles Book “Unknown Egyptian, c. 1990 B.C.”
  3. The Militant
  4. We Never Argue
  5. Life’s Little Tragedy
  6. Suzieju
  7. All Smiles and Mariachi
  8. The Scary Caroler
  9. Smuckers
  10. The Militant (reprise)
  11. Garf
  12. Your Life as a Sequel
  13. Theöne – Kurt Wagner, Elton John, Bernie Taupin

On June 12, 2001.

On June 12, 2001, “Ropeadope Records” label released the self-titled, debut The Philadelphia Experiment album. It was recorded September 25-27, 2000, and was produced by Aaron Levinson and Andy Blackman Hurwitz.

Personnel:

  • Uri Caine– electric piano, acoustic piano, organ
  • Christian McBride– acoustic and electric bass
  • Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson– drums
  • Pat Martino– electric guitar
  • John Swana– trumpet
  • Larry Gold – cello, arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Philadelphia Experiment – Uri Caine
  2. Grover – Uri Caine
  3. Lesson #4 – Uri Caine, Christian McBride, Ahmir Thompson
  4. Call for All Demos – Sun Ra
  5. Trouble Man Theme – Marvin Gaye
  6. Ain’t It the Truth – Uri Caine, Christian McBride, Ahmir Thompson
  7. IIe Ife – Sherman Ferguson
  8. The Miles Hit – Uri Caine, Christian McBride, Ahmir Thompson
  9. (Re) Moved – Uri Caine, Christian McBride, Ahmir Thompson
  10. Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  11. Mister Magic – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter

On April 27, 1989.

On April 27, 1989, “Arista” label released “Through the Storm”, the thirty-second Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in 1988, and was produced by Narada Michael Walden, Walter Afanasieff, Arif Mardin, Joe Mardin and Aretha Franklin.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin– lead and backing vocals, piano, vocal engineer
  • James Brown – lead vocals
  • Elton John– lead vocals
  • Four Tops– lead and backing vocals
  • Whitney Houston– lead vocals
  • Walter Afanasieff– keyboards, synthesizer, programming
  • Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Mike Davis – trombone
  • George Devens – percussion
  • David Foster– piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer
  • Siedah Garrett– backing vocals
  • Kenny G– saxophone
  • Greg Gigi Gonaway– cymbal
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Reggie Griffin – guitar
  • Kenneth Hitchcock – baritone saxophone
  • Yogi Horton– drums
  • Liz Jackson – backing vocals
  • Skyler Jett – backing vocals
  • Melisa Kary – backing vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Edie Lehman – backing vocals
  • Marti McCall – backing vocals
  • Claytoven Richardson– backing vocals
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Ren Klyce– programming, additional keyboards
  • Jerry Knight – bass guitar
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer, piano
  • Steve Kroon – percussion
  • Sammy Merendino – electronic drums
  • David Paich– piano
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • John Robinson– drums
  • Marc Russo– saxophone
  • Corrado Rustici – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • “Bongo” Bob Smith – programming
  • Kent Smith – trumpet
  • Andy Snitzer – tenor saxophone
  • Narada Michael Walden– ,arrangements, electronic drums, sequencer, synthesizer
  • Aaron Zigman– keyboards, bass vocals
  • Lincoln Clapp – engineer
  • David Frazer – engineer
  • Rod Hui – recording, mixing
  • Mike Lacopelli – recording, vocal recording
  • Darren Klein – engineer, mixing
  • Arif Mardin– arrangements
  • Joe Mardin– programming, sequencer, recording, mixing
  • Peter Max – front and back cover art
  • Norman Parkinson – photography
  • Marlene Cohen – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Gimme Your Love – Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen
  2. Mercy – Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard
  3. He’s the Boy – Aretha Franklin
  4. It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be – Albert Hammond, Diane Warren
  5. Through the Storm – Albert Hammond, Diane Warren
  6. Think (1989) – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
  7. Come to Me – Willard Eugene Price
  8. If Ever a Love There Was – Pamela Phillips Oland, Todd Cerney

On February 3, 2015.

On February 3, 2015, “Verve” label released “Wallflower”, the twelfth Diana Krall album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Verve Studio” in Santa Monica, “Capitol Studios” and “The Village Studios” in Hollywood, “MSR Studios” in New York City, “Soundtrade Studios” in Sweden, “The Orange Lounge” in Toronto, “Creekside Studio” in Vancouver BC, “Studio Ferber” in Paris, “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Diana Krall – vocals, piano
  • Michael Buble – vocals
  • Brian Adams – vocals
  • Ramon Stagnaro – acoustic guitar
  • Michael Thompson – acoustic guitar
  • David Foster – piano, keyboards, arranger
  • William Ross – arranger
  • Chris Walden – arranger
  • Vince Mendoza – arranger
  • Stephen Stills – electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Graham Nash, Timothy B. Schmit – backing vocals
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Christian McBride, E-Bow – bass
  • Dennis Crouch – bass
  • Michael Thompson – electric guitar
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Karriem Riggins – drums
  • Karriem Riggins – drums
  • Jochem van der Saag – synth, programming, sound designer, mixing, co-producer
  • Andreas Carlsson – co-producer
  • Gavin Greenaway – orchestra conductor
  • Everton Nelson – orchestra leader
  • Chris Potter, Guillaume Dujardin, Jochem van der Saag, Jorge Vivo – engineer
  • Paul Forgues, Daniel Fyfe, Chris Owens, Steve Genewick – engineer assistant
  • Anders Pantzer, Roy Hendrickson, Spencer Sunshine – recording engineer
  • Jorge Vivo, Nuno Fernandes, Steve Price, Hank Linderman – recording
  • Paul Blakemore – mastering
  • Coco Shinomiya – design
  • Fotheringham – illustration

Track listing:

  1. California Dreamin’ – John Philips, Michelle Philips
  2. Desperado – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  3. Superstar – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  5. Wallflower – Bob Dylan
  6. If I Take You Home Tonight – Paul McCartney
  7. I Can’t Tell You Why – Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  8. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word – Elton John, Bernard Taupin
  9. Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels) – Jim Croce
  10. I’m Not in Love – Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart
  11. Feels Like Home – Randy Newman
  12. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Neil Finn

 

On December 26, 2017.

On December 26, 2017, James Burns died aged 65. He was television producer and writer, best known as co-creator  (with Robert Small) of “MTV Unplugged”. The show originally aired on “MTV” from 1989 to 1999, featured well-known musicians performing acoustic versions of their songs, among the others Elton John,  Aerosmith, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nirvana, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton, LL Cool J, and 10,000 Maniacs.