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On August 28, 1984.

On August 28, 1984, “Epic” label released “Time Exposure”, the ninth Stanley Clarke album. It was recorded in 1984 and was produced by Stanley Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Clarke– vocals, bass guitar, piccolo bass, tenor bass, bass box, talk box, keyboards, drums, percussion
  • Todd Cochran– keyboards
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Craig Harris– vocals, keyboards, synclavier, vocoder
  • Denzil Miller – keyboards
  • Jeff Beck– guitar, talkbox, guitar synth
  • Ray Gomez – rhythm guitar
  • Greg Boyer– horn
  • Bennie Cowan – horn
  • Gregory Thomas – horn
  • Ernie Watts– tenor saxophone
  • Howard Hewett– vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass, vocals
  • John Gilston – drums
  • John Robinson– drums
  • Jim Gilstrap– background vocals
  • Darryl Phinnessee – background vocals
  • Howard Smith – background vocals
  • Erik Zobler – engineer
  • Steve Schmidt – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Silver – assistant engineer
  • Toni Green – assistant engineer
  • David Coleman – artwork
  • Randee Saint Nicholas – photography
  • Donald Lane – art direction
  • Brian Gardner – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke except where noted.

  1. Play The Bass
  2. Are You Ready (For The Future) – Stanley Clarke, Denzil Miller
  3. Speedball
  4. Heaven Sent You – Denzil Miller, Howard Hewett
  5. Time Exposure
  6. Future Shock – Stanley Clarke, Darryl Phinnessee, Howard Smith
  7. Future – Stanley Clarke, Louis Johnson
  8. Spacerunner
  9. I Know Just How You Feel

On July 28, 1992.

On July 28, 1992, “Verve” label released “Haunted Heart”, the fourth Charlie Haden’s Quartet West album. It was recorded in October 1991, at “Studio Plateforme” in Sète, and was produced by Charlie Haden and Hans Wendl.

Personnel:

  • Charlie Haden– bass
  • Ernie Watts- tenor saxophone
  • Alan Broadbent- piano
  • Larance Marable- drums
  • Billie Holiday(track 12), Jo Stafford (track 3), Jeri Southern (track 8) – vocals

Track listing:

  1.  Introduction- Max Steiner, Adolph Deutsch
  2. Hello My Lovely – Charlie Haden
  3. Haunted Heart – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  4. Dance of the Infidels – Bud Powell
  5. The Long Goodbye – Alan Broadbent
  6. Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish
  7. Lennie’s Pennies – Lennie Tristano
  8. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
  9. Lady in the Lake – Alan Broadbent
  10. Segment – Charlie Parker
  11. The Bad and the Beautiful – David Raksin
  12. Deep Song – Douglass Cross, George Cory

 

In June 1973.

In June 1973, “Ode” and “A&M” labels released “Fantasy”, the fifth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1973, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – lead and backing vocals, piano, arrangements
  • David T. Walker- guitar
  • Charles Larkey – bass guitar
  • Susan Ranney – bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason- drums
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion
  • Eddie Kendricks- backing vocals
  • Tom Scott, Curtis Amy, Ernie Watts, Mike Altschul – saxophone
  • Chuck Findley, Ollie Mitchell, Al Aarons – trumpet
  • Charles Loper, George Bohanon, Dick Hyde- trombone
  • Ken Yerke, Barry Socher, Sheldon Sanov, Haim Shtrum, Kathleen Lenski, Miwako Watanabe, Glen Dicterow, Polly Sweeney, Robert Lipsett, Gordon Marron Strings – violin
  • Denyse Buffum, David Campbell, Alan DeVeritch, Ronald Folsom – viola
  • Jeffrey Solow, Judith Perett – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King.

  1. Fantasy Beginning
  2. You’ve Been Around Too Long
  3. Being at War With Each Other
  4. Directions
  5. That’s How Things Go Down
  6. Weekdays
  7. Haywood
  8. A Quiet Place to Live
  9. Welfare Symphony
  10. You Light Up My Life
  11. Corazón
  12. Believe in Humanity
  13. Fantasy End

On April 13, 1982.

On April 13, 1982, “Epic” label released “Let Me Know You”, the eighth Stanley Clarke studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Larrabee Sound Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Stanley Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Clarke– vocals, bass, piccolo bass, tenor bass, electric bass, solo bass, electric bass solo, guitar, sitar, Roland bass synthesizer
  • Darlene Love– backing vocals
  • David Lasley– backing vocals
  • Marcy Levy– backing vocals
  • Denzil A. Miller Jr. – acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Moog synthesizer, mini moog
  • Greg Phillinganes– Fender Rhodes electric piano, mini moog
  • Todd Cochran– Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Michael Sembello– guitar
  • Carlos Santana– guitar solo
  • Roger Linn– drums
  • Gordon Peeke – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa– drums, percussion
  • Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler– drums
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Steven Lederman – additional vocals effects
  • Armand Kaproff – cello
  • Douglas L. Davis – cello
  • Earl S. Madison – cello
  • Paula Hochhalter – cello
  • Dorothy Remsen – harp
  • Charles C. Loper – trombone
  • Dick Hyde– trombone
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Lewis Melvin McCreary – trombone
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Gary E. Grant – trumpet
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Larry G. Hall – trumpet
  • Allan Harshman – viola
  • Janet Lakatos – viola
  • Joel Soultanian – viola
  • Roland Kato – viola
  • Rollice E. Dale – viola
  • Samuel Boghossian – viola
  • Alfred C. Brewning – violin
  • Charles Veal Jr. – violin
  • Daniel Shindaryov – violin
  • Endre Granat– violin
  • Gordon Howard Marron – violin
  • Harry Bluestone– violin
  • Ilkka Talvi– violin
  • Joy Lyle – violin
  • Nathan Kaproff – violin
  • Nathan Ross – violin
  • Paul Shure – violin
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • Vicky Sylvester – violin
  • Don Menza– woodwind
  • Ernie Watts– woodwind
  • Gary Lee Herbig – woodwind
  • Jim Horn– woodwind
  • Erik Zobler – recording, mixing
  • Danny Kopelson – assistant mixing engineer
  • Wally Buck – assistant mixing engineer
  • Judy Clapp – assistant recording engineer
  • Nyya Lark – assistant recording engineer
  • Sabrina Buchanek – assistant recording engineer
  • George Horn – mastering
  • Bob Seidemann– photography

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke, except where noted.

  1. Straight to the Top
  2. Let Me Know You
  3. You Are the One for Me – lyrics by June Christopher
  4. I Just Want to Be Your Brother
  5. The Force of Love
  6. Play the Bass
  7. Secret to My Heart – Todd Cochran
  8. New York City

 

On December 13, 1978.

On December 13, 1978, “Jasrac” label released “Friendship”, the fifth Lee Ritenour album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Filmays/Heider Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Toshi Endo.

Personnel:

  • Lee Ritenour – guitar
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Dave Grusin – piano
  • Don Grusin – keyboards
  • Abraham Laboriel – bass
  • Ernie Watts – saxophones

Track listing:

  1. Sea Dance – Don Grusin
  2. Crystal Morning – Lee Ritenour
  3. Samurai Night Fever – Dave Grusin
  4. Life is the Song We Sing- Ernie Watts
  5. Woody Creek – Dave Grusin
  6. It’s a Natural Thing – Ernie Watts

On March 28, 1974.

On March 28, 1974, “Mercury” label released “The Golden Scarab”, the debut Ray Manzarek solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Botnick and Bob Brown.

Personnel:

  • Ray Manzarek – lead vocals, keyboards, piano, organ, synthesizer, kalimba
  • Larry Carlton- guitar
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Patti Smith – vocals
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet
  • Mayuto Correa- wood block, bongos, congas
  • Milt Holland- pandeiro, cabasa, quica, African cowbell
  • Jerry Scheff- bass
  • Ernie Watts- tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Steve Forman – tuned cowbells, whistles, guiro, tuned wood blocks

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Manzarek except where noted.

  1. He Can’t Come Today
  2. Solar Boat
  3. Downbound Train – Chuck Berry
  4. The Golden Scarab
  5. The Purpose of Existence Is?
  6. The Moorish Idol
  7. Choose Up and Choose Off
  8. Oh Thou Precious Nectar Filled Form (or) A Little Fart

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “Columbia” label released “Down Two Then Left”, the eighth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Hollywood Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – lead and background vocals, guitar solo
  • Ray Parker, Jr.– guitar
  • Steve Lukather– guitar solo
  • Jay Graydon– guitar, guitar solo
  • David Hungate, Scott Edwards – bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, timbales
  • Bobbye Hall– bongos, congas
  • Alan Estes – congas
  • Victor Feldman– claves, vibraphone
  • Michael Omartian– keyboards, accordion, marimba, horn arrangements, string arrangements, conductor
  • Jai Winding – acoustic piano
  • Dana Hughes – trombone
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet, flugelhorn solo
  • Barbara Korn, David Duke – French horn
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Don Menza, Ernie Watts– saxophone
  • Fred Selden – saxophone, flute
  • Sidney Sharp – concertmaster
  • Carolyn Willis, Jim Gilstrap, John Lehman, Zedric Turnbough, Venetta Fields, Roy Galloway, Phyllis Saint James, Terry Evans, Bobby King, Eldridge King, Julia Tillman Waters, Myrna Matthews, Stan Farber, Jim Haas– background vocals
  • Engineer – Tom Perry
  • Mastered by Mike Reese
  • Design – Nancy Donald
  • Photography – Guy Bourdin

 

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs; except where noted.

  1. Still Falling for You
  2. Hard Times
  3. A Clue
  4. Whatcha Gonna Tell Your Man – Boz Scaggs, Jai Winding
  5. We’re Waiting- Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  6. Hollywood – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  7. Then She Walked Away – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  8. Gimme the Goods – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  9. 1993 – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  10. Tomorrow Never Came/Tomorrow Never Came (reprise)

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Ode” label released “Rhymes & Reasons”, the fourth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, piano, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Charles Larkey – electricand string bass
  • Harvey Mason– drums, vibraphone
  • Bobbye Hall– tambourine, shaker, bells, bongo drum, conga drum
  • Daniel Kortchmar– electric guitar
  • David T. Walker– electric guitar
  • Red Rhodes– steel guitar
  • Harry “Sweets” Edison, Robert “Bobby” Bryant – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Ernie Watts– flute
  • Conducted and arranged by David Campbell, Norman Kurban
  • David Campbell, Carole S. Mukogawa – viola
  • Terry King , Nathaniel Rosen – cellos
  • Charles Larkey – string bass
  • Barry Socher, Eliot Chapo, Marcy E. Dicterow, Gorden H. Marron, Sheldon Sanov, Polly Sweeney – violin
  • Hank Cicalo– engineer
  • Steve Mitchell – assistant engineer
  • Chuck Beeson – graphic concept, design
  • Jim McCrary- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Come Down Easy – Carole King, Toni Stern
  2. My My She Cries – Carole King, Toni Stern
  3. Peace in the Valley – Carole King, Toni Stern
  4. Feeling Sad Tonight – Carole King, Toni Stern
  5. The First Day in August – Carole King, Charles Larkey
  6. Bitter with the Sweet
  7. Goodbye Don’t Mean I’m Gone
  8. Stand Behind Me
  9. Gotta Get Through Another Day
  10. I Think I Can Hear You
  11. Ferguson Road – Gerry Goffin, Carole King

In July 1977.

In July 1976, “Avatar” label released “Simple Things”, the ninth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Carole King and Norm Kinney.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – piano, vocals, background vocals
  • Rick Evers – guitar
  • Robert McEntee – guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Rivera – percussion
  • Rob Galloway – bass
  • Mark Hallman- guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Wooten – drums
  • Louise Goffin, Sherry Goffin – background vocals
  • Nolan Smith– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Terry Harrington – baritone saxophone
  • Oscar Brashear– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Ernie Watts– tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon– trombone, horn arrangement
  • Robert Dubow, Charles Veal, Ken Yerke – violin
  • David Campbell– viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Engineered by Norm Kinney and Milt Calice
  • Steve Katz – assistant engineer
  • James Tuttle – sound assistance
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Roy Reynolds – illustrations, photography
  • Rick Evers – label design
  • Terry Kruger – label art
  • Roy Kohara, Roy Reynolds – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Simple Things – Carole King, Rick Evers
  2. Hold On – Carole King, Rick Evers
  3. In the Name of Love
  4. Labyrinth
  5. You’re the One Who Knows
  6. Hard Rock Cafe
  7. Time Alone
  8. God Only Knows
  9. To Know That I Love You – Carole King, Rick Evers
  10. One

 

In July 1973.

In July 1973, “ABC” label released “Countdown to Ecstasy”, the second Steely Dan studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Gary Katz. The cover painting was by Dorothy White.

Personnel:

  • Donald Fagen– acoustic and electric pianos, synthesizer, lead vocals
  • Walter Becker– electric bass, harmonica, background vocals
  • Denny Dias– electric guitar, mixing
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter– electric and pedal steel guitars
  • Jim Hodder– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Ray Brown– string bass
  • Ben Benay– acoustic guitar
  • Rick Derringer– slide guitar
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone, marimba, percussion
  • Ernie Watts, Johnny Rotella, Lanny Morgan, Bill Perkins– saxophones
  • Sherlie Matthews, Myrna Matthews, Patricia Hall, David Palmer, James Rolleston, Michael Fennelly– background vocals
  • Engineer: Roger Nichols
  • Assistant engineer: Miss Natalie
  • Album design: Dotty of Hollywood
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.

  1. Bodhisattva
  2. Razor Boy
  3. The Boston Rag
  4. Your Gold Teeth
  5. Show Biz Kids
  6. My Old School
  7. Pearl of the Quarter
  8. King of the World