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On June 30, 1979.

On June 30, 1979, “Elektra” label released “Spy”, the eight Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded December 1978 – April 1979, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano
  • Ian McLagan– acoustic piano
  • Don Grolnick– acoustic piano, clavinet
  • Warren Bernhardt– keyboards, acoustic piano, electric piano
  • Richard Tee– clavinet, electric piano
  • Ken Bichel– Polymoog, synthesizer
  • Cliff Carter – synthesizer
  • Billy Mernit – acoustic piano
  • Joe Caro – acoustic and electric guitar
  • John Hall – electric guitar
  • David Spinozza– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Frank Carillo– guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Will Lee– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion, congas
  • Raphael Cruz – cowbell, congas, percussion
  • Mike Mainieri– vibraphone
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone, tenor sax solo
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Peter Ballin – alto saxophone
  • Lew Del Gatto – baritone saxophone
  • Tom Malone– trombone
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Arif Mardin– horn, string and choir arrangement
  • Gene Orloff– concertmaster
  • Tim Curry– backing vocals
  • Ullanda McCullough – backing vocals
  • James Taylor– backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals
  • Jonathan Abramowitz, Lamar Alsop, Julien Barber, Phil Bodner, James Buffington, Frederick Buldrini, Jean R. Dane, Eddie Daniels, Peter Dimitriades, Lewis Eley, Gerald Tarack, Paul Gershman, Ted Hoyle, Regis Iandiorio, Teddy Israel, Harold Kohon, Jesse Levy, Guy Lumia, Joseph Malin, Richard Maximoff, Kermit Moore, Eugene J. Moye, Gene Orloff, Tony Posk, Alan Shulmanand Mitsue Takayama – strings
  • Lew Hahn – recording, mixing
  • Mike O’Malley – assistant engineer
  • George Piros – mastering
  • Robert Heimall – art direction, design
  • Pam Frank – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Vengeance
  2. Just Like You Do
  3. We’re So Close
  4. Coming to Get You
  5. Never Been Gone – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  6. Pure Sin – Carly Simon, Frank Carillo
  7. Love You By Heart – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman, Libby Titus
  8. Spy – Carly Simon, James Taylor, Arif Mardin
  9. Memorial Day

On September 29, 1980.

On September 29, 1980, “MCA” label released “Carnaval”, the fourth Spyro Gyra album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Secret Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Jay Beckenstein and Richard Calandra.

Personnel:

  • Jay Beckenstein – saxophones, piano
  • Tom Schuman, Jeremy Wall – keyboards
  • Dave Samuels – marimba, vibraphone
  • Chet Catallo, Hiram Bullock, Rick Strauss, John Tropea – guitar
  • Jim Kurzdorfer – bass
  • Eli Konikoff – drums
  • Gerardo Velez – percussion
  • Michael Brecker – flute
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Tom Malone – trombone, trumpet
  • Rob Mounsey – synthesizer
  • Will Lee – bass guitar
  • David Darling – cello
  • Steve Jordan – drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion, congas
  • Steve Kroon, Richard Calandra – percussion
  • Jeremy Wall – assistant producer, conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Tom Schuman – conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Neil Dorfsman, Jack Malken – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Cafe Amore – Chet Catallo
  2. Dizzy – Tom Schuman, Eli Konikoff
  3. Awakening – Jeremy Wall
  4. Cachaca – Jay Beckenstein
  5. Fox Trot – Jay Beckenstein
  6. Sweet ‘n’ Savvy – Tom Schuman
  7. Bittersweet – Jay Beckenstein
  8. Carnaval – Jeremy Wall

In July 1982.

In July 1982, “Arista” label released “Jump To It”, the thirty-first Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Mediasound Studios” in New York City, “Record Plant” and “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, “Soundsuite” in Detroit, and was produced by Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin. The album received the “American Music Award” for “Best Soul Album”.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Love – guitar solo
  • Marcus Miller– bass, synthesizer, synthesizer and rhythm arrangements, keyboards
  • Francisco Centeno, Louis Johnson– bass
  • Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams– drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – congas, percussion
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Nat Adderley, Jr.– keyboards, rhythm arrangements
  • Luther Vandross– backing vocals, keyboards, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • George Duke– acoustic piano solo
  • Sonny Burke– keyboards
  • Paul Riser, Leon Pendarvis, Jr., Jerry Hey– horn and string arrangements
  • George Young – soprano sax solo
  • Erma Franklin, Pam Vincent, Sandra Dance, Brenda White, Cissy Houston, Fonzi Thornton, Michelle Cobbs, Phillip Ballou, Tawatha Agee, Norma Jean Wright, Alexandra Brown, Darlene Love, Paulette McWilliams, Stephanie Spruill, Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Four Tops– backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Levi Stubbs – lead vocals
  • Production coordination – Sephra Herman
  • Recorded and mixed by Michael Brauer
  • Additional engineers – Carl Beatty, Lee Keifer
  • Assistant engineers – Michael Christopher, Karat Faye, John Hanlon, Harry Spiridakis, Don Wershba, Warren Woods
  • Music contractors – Sephra Herma, Trevor Veitch
  • Art Direction, design – Ria Lewerke-Shapiro
  • Photography – Harry Langdon
  • Lettering – Sue Reilly

Track listing:

  1. Jump to It – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  2. Love Me Right – Luther Vandross
  3. If She Don’t Want Your Lovin’ – Sam Dees
  4. This Is for Real – Luther Vandross
  5. (It’s Just) Your Love – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  6. I Wanna Make It Up to You – Aretha Franklin
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Just My Daydream – Smokey Robinson

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “MCA” label released “Freetime”, the fifth Spyro Gyra album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Jay Beckenstein and Richard Calandra.

Personnel:

  • Jay Beckenstein– saxophones, clay flute, percussion
  • Tom Schuman– keyboards
  • Jeremy Wall– keyboards
  • Chet Catallo– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Dave Samuels– vibraphone, marimba
  • Eli Konikoff – drums
  • Gerardo Velez– percussion
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Richard Tee– keyboards
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Will Lee– bass, backing vocals
  • David Darling– cello
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Valerie Simpson, Casey Cysick– backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Freetime – Tom Schuman, Eli Konikoff
  2. Telluride – Jay Beckenstein
  3. Summer Strut – Jeremy Wall
  4. Elegy for Trane – Jeremy Wall
  5. Pacific Sunrise – Tom Schuman
  6. Amber Dream – Jay Beckenstein
  7. String Soup – Jim Kurzdorfer

 

In June 1987.

In June 1988, “Arista” label released “Dream of Life”, the fifth Patti Smith studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Fred Smith and Jimmy Iovine.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith– guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, keyboards, consultant
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards
  • Andi Ostrowe – backing vocals
  • Bill-Dog Dooley – assistant engineer
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Dave McNair – assistant engineer
  • Gary Rasmussen – bass
  • Hearn Gadbois – percussion
  • Jay Healey – engineering
  • Jesse Levy – cello
  • Jim Michewicz – engineering
  • Kasim Sulton– bass
  • Kevin Killen – engineering
  • Malcolm West – bass
  • Marc DeSisto – assistant engineer
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Maude Gilman – design
  • Richard Travali – assistant engineer
  • Rob Jacobs – assistant engineer
  • Robert DeLaGarza – assistant engineer
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Robin Nash – backing vocals
  • Roger Talkov – assistant engineer
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Scott Litt– associate producer, mixing, assistant producer
  • Shelly Yakus– mixing
  • Thom Panunzio– engineering
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Patti Smith and Fred “Sonic” Smith.

  1. People Have the Power
  2. Going Under
  3. Up There Down There
  4. Paths That Cross
  5. Dream of Life
  6. Where Duty Calls
  7. Looking for You (I Was)
  8. The Jackson Song

In April 1978.

In April 1978, “Elektra” label released “Boys in the Trees”, the seventh Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Arif Mardin. The album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Album Package”.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – guitar, piano, vocals
  • James Taylor- guitar, background vocals
  • Luther Vandross- background vocals
  • Eddie Bert – trombone
  • Phil Bodner – oboe
  • Michael Brecker- tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber- baritone saxophone
  • Don Grolnick- keyboards
  • David Sanborn- alto saxophone
  • George Young – alto saxophone
  • John Hall – guitar, background vocals
  • Gloria Agostini – harp
  • Rubens Bassini- percussion
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Ken Bichel- keyboards
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • James Buffington – French horn
  • David Carey – marimba
  • Cissy Houston- background vocals
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Harvey Estrin – recorder
  • Joe Farrell- flute
  • Steve Gadd- drums
  • Eric Gale- guitar
  • Jaroslav Jakubovic- baritone saxophone
  • Will Lee- bass
  • Tony Levin- bass
  • Alex Ligertwood- background vocals
  • George Marge – recorder
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar
  • Onnie McIntyre – guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Barry Rogers- trombone
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Stuart Scharf – guitar
  • Lucy Simon- background vocals
  • Hamish Stuart- guitar, background vocals
  • Richard Tee- keyboards
  • Brooks Tillotson – French horn
  • Steven Dickson, Marc Embree, Ruderick George, Alyia Orme, Joanna Simon, Ken Williams – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon except where noted.

  1. You Belong to Me – Carly Simon, Michael McDonald
  2. Boys in the Trees
  3. Back Down to Earth
  4. Devoted to You – Boudleaux Bryant
  5. De Bat (Fly in Me Face)
  6. Haunting
  7. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart) – Carly Simon, James Taylor, Arif Mardin
  8. You’re the One
  9. In a Small Moment
  10. One Man Woman – James Taylor
  11. For Old Times Sake – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman

On August 16, 1994.

Edie_Brickell_-_Picture_Perfect_Morning

On August 16, 1994, “Geffen” label released “Picture Perfect Morning”, the debut Edie Brickell solo album. It was recorded in 1994, and was produced by David Bromberg, Roy Halee, and Paul Simon.

Personnel:

  • Edie Brickell- acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Butch Amiot -bass
  • Mingo Araujo -percussion
  • Cyro Baptista- percussion
  • Michael Bearden -synthesizer
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Herb Besson -trombone
  • Phyllis Bethel -background vocals
  • Michael Brecker- ewi
  • David Bromberg – guitar,slide guitar
  • John Bush -triangle
  • Larry Campbell- guitar, pedal steel, violin
  • Vivian Cherry – background vocals
  • Victor Cook – background vocals
  • Richard Crooks -drums
  • Michael Davis -trombone
  • Joel Diamond -organ
  • Bill Dillon – guitar,electric guitar
  • The Dixie Cups – background vocals
  • John- synthesizer, piano
  • Jerry Douglas- dobro
  • Charles Elam III – background vocals
  • Steve Gadd- drums
  • Nelson Gonzalez – guitar
  • Willie Green – drums
  • Tony Hall – bass
  • Brad Houser- bass
  • Bashiri Johnson- percussion, conga
  • Bakithi Khumalo – bass
  • Dennis King – background vocals
  • Skip LaPlante – percussion
  • Maurice Lauchner – background vocals
  • John Leventhal – acoustic guitar, guitar
  • Terry Manuel – background vocals
  • Madeleine Yayodele Nelson – background vocals,chekere
  • Art Neville- organ, keyboard
  • Cyril Neville- percussion
  • Keith O’Quinn – trombone
  • Shawn Pelton – drums
  • Leon Pendarvis – synthesizer
  • James Pugh – trombone
  • Steve Riley -accordion
  • Dave Samuels -vibraphone
  • Paul Simon- acoustic guitar, guitar
  • Brian Stoltz – guitar, electric guitar
  • Barry White- voices
  • Kenny Withrow – guitar, electric guitar
  • Engineers: David Bromberg, Malcolm Burn, Roy Halee, Andy Smith
  • Assistant engineer: Dave Wittman
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi
  • Session coordinators: Jimmy Corona, Marc Silag
  • Project coordinator: Dolores Lusitana
  • Horn arrangements: Shari Feder
  • Art direction: Tom Zutaut
  • Photography: Michael Halsband, Vaughn Hazell, Kevin Mazur

Track listing:

All tracks by Edie Brickell.

  1. Tomorrow Comes
  2. Green
  3. When the Lights Go Down
  4. Good Times
  5. Another Woman’s Dream
  6. Stay Awhile
  7. Hard Times
  8. Olivia
  9. In the Bath
  10. Picture Perfect Morning
  11. Lost in the Moment

On April 27, 1987.

Never-Let-Me-Down

On April 27, 1987, “EMI” label released “Never Let Me Down”, the seventeenth David Bowie studio album. It was recorded 1986 – 1987, and was produced by David Bowie and David Richards.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie – vocals, guitar, keyboards, tambourine, background vocals
  • Carlos Alomar– guitar, guitar synthesizer, tambourine, background vocals
  • Erdal Kızılçay– keyboards, drums, bass, trumpet, background vocals, violins
  • Peter Frampton– lead guitar
  • Philippe Saisse– piano, keyboards
  • Carmine Rojas– bass
  • Earl Gardner– flugelhorn
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Stan Harrison– alto saxophone
  • Laurie Frink – trumpet
  • Steve Elson– baritone saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett– tenor saxophone
  • Robin Clark, Lani Groves, Diva Gray, Gordon Grodie – background vocals
  • Sid McGinnis– lead guitar
  • Mickey Rourke– mid-song rap

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Day-In Day-Out
  2. Time Will Crawl
  3. Beat of Your Drum
  4. Never Let Me Down – lyrics by David Bowie, music by David Bowie and Carlos Alomar
  5. Zeroes
  6. Glass Spider
  7. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)
  8. New York’s in Love
  9. 87 and Cry
  10. Too Dizzy – Iggy Pop, Ivan Kral

On March 15, 1979.

Fate for Breakfast

On March 15, 1979, “Columbia” label released “Fate for Breakfast” the fourth Art Garfunkel solo album. It was recorded January – February 1979, and was produced by Louie Shelton and Mike Batt.

Personnel:

  • Art Garfunkel – vocals, harmony vocals
  • Penny Nichols – background vocals
  • Stephen Bishop– guitar, background vocals
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Oberheim
  • Tom Scott– tenor saxophone
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Leah Kunkel– background vocals
  • Gene Page– arranger
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Louie Shelton– electric guitar
  • Billy Alessi – background vocals
  • Bobby Alessi – background vocals
  • Maxine Anderson – background vocals
  • Michael Baird– drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Carolyn Dennis– background vocals
  • Alan Estes – percussion
  • Lyle Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Jim Gilstrap – background vocals
  • Roland Harker – guitar
  • DeLisle Harper – bass
  • Lyle Harper, Les Hurdle, Neil Jason, Neil Johnson – bass
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Hugh McCracken– electric guitar
  • Roy J. Morgan – drums
  • Del Newman – string arrangement
  • Lee Ritenour– electric guitar
  • Larry Rolando – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Edwin Roxburgh – bass
  • Jeffrey Staton – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Richard Tee– electric piano
  • Richie Zito– electric guitar

Track listing:

  1. In a Little While (I’ll Be on My Way) – Dennis Belfield
  2. Since I Don’t Have You – Joseph Rock, Jimmy Beaumont, Lenny Martin
  3. And I Know – Michael Sembello,David Batteau
  4. Sail on a Rainbow – Stephen Bishop
  5. Miss You Nights – Dave Townsend
  6. Bright Eyes – Mike Batt
  7. Finally Found a Reason – Michael Sembello, David Batteau, Craig Bickhardt, Rick Bell
  8. Beyond the Tears – Jeffrey Comanor, Robert Gundry
  9. Oh How Happy – Charles Hatcher
  10. When Someone Doesn’t Want You – Jeffrey Staton
  11. Take Me Away – Grant Gullickson, Lance Gullickson