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On September 23, 2019.

On September 23, 2019, Robert C. Hunter died aged 78. He was lyricist, singer-songwriter, musician (guitar, mandolin), translator and poet. He has cooperated with various artists, such as  Bob Dylan, Little Feat, Jim Lauderdale, Elvis Costello, Cesar Rosas, Bruce Hornsby and New Riders of the Purple Sage , but was best known by his work with Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead. In 2013, Hunter received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the “Americana Music Association”. Hunter  has released 14 solo albums.

On September 13, 2011.

On September 13, 2011, “Proper” label released “The Old Magic”, the thirteen Nick Lowe studio album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Nick Lowe. Neil Brockbank and Robert Treherne.


  • Nick Lowe- rhythm guitar
  • Robert Treherne – drums
  • Geraint Watkins- organ, piano
  • Steve Donnelly – lead guitar
  • Neil Brockbank – vibraphone, mixing
  • Johnny Scott – guitar
  • Matt Radford – double bass
  • Paul Carrack- backing vocals
  • Anna Harvey – backing vocals
  • Matt Holland – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bob Loveday – violin, viola, recorder
  • Rory McLeod – bass harmonica
  • Nick Payne- baritone saxophone
  • Ron Sexsmith- backing vocals
  • Kate St. John – string synthesizer
  • Linnea Svensson – backing vocals
  • Jimmie Vaughan – guitar
  • Annie Whitehead– trombone
  • Martin Winning – tenor saxophone
  • Norman Bergen- the gift of the string chart

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe except where noted.

  1. Stoplight Roses
  2. Checkout Time
  3. House for Sale
  4. Sensitive Man
  5. I Read a Lot
  6. Shame on the Rain – Tom T. Hall
  7. Restless Feeling
  8. The Poisoned Rose – Elvis Costello
  9. Somebody Cares for Me- Nick Lowe, Geraint Watkins
  10. You Don’t Know Me at All – Jeff West
  11. ‘Til the Real Thing Comes Along

On May 18, 1989.

On May 18, 1989, “Warner Bros” label released “Nearly Human”, the twelve Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded June 1988 – February 1989, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley and “The Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.


  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, arranger, artwork, typography
  • Brent Bourgeois– keyboards
  • Larry Tagg – bass guitar
  • Jimmy Pugh – Hammond organ
  • Roger Powell – synthesizer
  • Lyle Workman– guitar
  • Scott Mathews– vocals
  • Bobby Womack- vocals
  • Narada Michael Walden– choirmaster
  • Clarence Clemons- backing vocals
  • Byron Allred – keyboards
  • Michael Pluznick- congas, shekere and percussion
  • Paul Shaghoian – trumpet
  • Mike Rose – trumpet
  • John Tenney – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren, except where noted.

  1. The Want of a Nail
  2. The Waiting Game
  3. Parallel Lines
  4. Two Little Hitlers – Elvis Costello
  5. Can’t Stop Running
  6. Unloved Children
  7. Fidelity
  8. Feel It – Todd Rundgren, The Tubes, Vince Welnick
  9. Hawking
  10. I Love my Life


On March 9, 1999.

On March 9, 1999, “ECM” label released “Voice in the Night”, the 30th Charles Lloyd album. It was recorded in May 1998, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.


  • Charles Lloyd- tenor saxophone
  • John Abercrombie- guitar
  • Dave Holland- double bass
  • Billy Higgins- drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Lloyd except where noted.

  1. Voice in the Night
  2. God Give Me Strength – Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello
  3. Dorothea’s Studio
  4. Requiem
  5. Pocket Full of Blues
  6. Homage
  7. Forest Flower: Sunrise/Sunset
  8. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing – Billy Strayhorn


On October 2, 2018.

On October 2, 2018, Geoffrey Emerick died aged 72. He was recording studio audio engineer and producer, worked with America, Elvis Costello, Badfinger, Art Garfunkel, Jeff Beck, Gino Vannelli, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Chris Bell, Split Enz, Trevor Rabin, Nick Heyward, Big Country, Gentle Giant, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ultravox, Matthew Fisher, Kate Bush, Nellie McKay and Robin Trower, but he was best known for his work with The Beatles, on their albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles and Abbey Road. For his work in the music recording field, Emerick won “European Edison Award” and four “Grammy Awards”.

On October 2, 2012..

On October 2, 2012, “Verve” label released “Glad Rag Doll”, the eleventh Diana Krall studio album. It was recorded in 2012, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Diana Krall and T-Bone Burnett.


  • Diana Krall – vocals, piano
  • Marc Ribot – electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, 6 string bass
  • Colin Linden – electric guitar, dobro
  • Bryan Sutton – electric, acoustic and baritone guitar
  • Howard Coward (Elvis Costello) – tenor guitar, ukulele, mandola, background vocals
  • Keefus Ciancia – keyboards
  • Dennis Crouch – acoustic guitar, bass
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • T Bone Burnett – electric guitar
  • Mike Piersante – recording, editing
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Bob Mallory, Vanessa Parr – 2nd engineer
  • Tom Perme – technician
  • Zachary Dawes – mixing assistant
  • Ivy Skoff – production coordination
  • Edwin Fotheringham – illustrations
  • Mark Seliger, Ruth Levy – photographer
  • Colleen Atwood – stylist
  • Christine Cantella – style assistant
  • Danilo – hair stylist
  • Patti Dubroff – make-up

Track listing

  1. We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye – Harry M. Woods
  2. There Ain’t No Sweet Man That’s Worth the Salt of My Tears – Fred Fishe
  3. Just Like a Butterfly That’s Caught in the Rain – Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods
  4. You Know – I Know Ev’rything’s Made for Love – Howard E. Johnson, Al Sherman, Charles Tobias
  5. Glad Rag Doll – Milton Ager, Dan Dougherty, Jack Yellen
  6. I’m a Little Mixed Up – Betty James, Edward Johnson
  7. Prairie Lullaby – Billy Hil
  8. Here Lies Love – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  9. I Used to Love You But It’s All Over Now – Lew Brown, Albert Von Tilzer
  10. Let It Rain – Hal Dyson, James Kendis
  11. Lonely Avenue – Doc Pomus
  12. Wide River to Cross – Julie Miller, Steven P. Miller
  13. When the Curtain Comes Down – Carl Hoefle, Al Lewis, Al Sherman

On September 17, 2013.

On September 17, 2013, “Blue Note” label released “Wise Up Ghost”, a collaborative album by Elvis Costello and the band The Roots. It was recorded 2012 – 2013, and was produced by Elvis Costello, Questlove and Steven Mandel.


  • Elvis Costello – vocals, Ampeg Baby bass, baritone, distortion, wah wah and rhythm guitar, horn arrangements, melodica, organ, piano, Wurlitzer piano
  • The Roots
  • Questlove – drums
  • Ray Angry – bells, clavinet, Farfisa organ, keyboards, organ, piano
  • Kirk Douglas – vocals, acoustic, electric and rhythm guitar
  • Drew Dembowski, Mark Kelley, Pino Palladino, Ken Wild – bass
  • Robert Berg, Roland Kato, Kazi Pitelka – viola
  • Sally Berman, Mark Cargill, Sam Fischer, Alex Gorlovsky, Anna Kostyuchek, Mike Ferrill, Elizabeth Wilson – violin
  • Diane Birch– background vocals
  • Damon Bryson – sousaphone
  • Alex Budman– bass clarinet
  • Matt Cappy – flugelhorn, horn arrangements, trumpet
  • Bob Carr – bassoon, contrabassoon
  • Chris Farr – flute, horn arrangements, saxophone
  • Miguel Martinez, Kevan Torfeh, Cecilia Tsan – cello
  • Colin Nairne – session coordinator
  • James Poyser- keyboards, piano
  • Frank “Knuckles” Walker – bells, chimes, percussion, tambourine
  • Bill Reichenbach- contrabass trombone, euphonium, tuba
  • Korey Riker – horn arrangements, baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Marisol “La Marisoul” Hernandez – vocals, translation
  • Steven Mandel – engineer, horn arrangements, mixing
  • Brent Fischer- conductor, orchestration
  • Assa Drori – concert master, contractor
  • The Brent Fischer Orchestra
  • Mike Cashin – assistant engineer
  • Eric Eylands, Keith Horn, Frank Rodriguez, Felix Romero, Claris Sayadian-Dodge – production assistant
  • Sebastián Krys, Richard Stolz – vocal engineer
  • Dave Kutch – mastering
  • Coco Shinomiya – art direction
  • Nicole Frantz – creative director
  • Ben Greenman – liner notes
  • Danny Clinch- photography
  • Zach Hochkeppel – product manager
  • Steve Hughes – euphonium
  • Guadalupe Jolicoeur – translation
  • Brendan Steele – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello, Ahmir Thompson and Steven Mandel, except where noted

  1. Walk Us Uptown
  2. Sugar Won’t Work
  3. Refuse To Be Saved
  4. Wake Me Up
  5. Tripwire
  6. Stick Out Your Tongue
  7. Come the Meantimes – Elvis Costello, Ahmir Thompson, Steven Mande, Ronald Dunbar, Daphne Ann Dozier, Edythe Vernelle Craighead
  8. (She Might Be A) Grenade
  9. Cinco Minutos Con Vos
  10. Viceroy’s Row
  11. Wise Up Ghost
  12. If I Could Believe – Elvis Costello