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On March 11, 1983.

On March 11, 1983, “Mirage Music” label released “Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove”, the first Nile Rodgers solo album. It was recorded in 1983, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Nile Rodgers.

Personnel:

  • Nile Rodgers– lead and backing vocals, drums, guitar, keyboards
  • Sarah Dash– lead vocals
  • Carmine Rojas, Curtis King, David Spinner, Eddie Martinez, Fonzi Thornton, Frank Simms, George Simms, John Wright, Kenny Williams, Phillip Balou, Rachel Sweet– backing vocals
  • Bernard Edwards– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Tony Thompson– drums, backing vocals
  • Jeremy Steele – guitar
  • Raymond Jones – piano, keyboards
  • Rob Sabino– keyboards
  • Jason Corsaro – sound engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Nile Rodgers.

  1. The Land of the Good Groove
  2. Yum-Yum
  3. Beet
  4. Get Her Crazy
  5. It’s All In Your Hands
  6. Rock Bottom
  7. My Love Song fort You
  8. Most Down

 

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On November 14, 1983.

On November 14, 1983, “Atlantic” label released “Believer”, the seventh Chic studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Nile Rodgers- lead vocals, rap, guitar
  • Bernard Edwards- vocals, bass guitar
  • Tony Thompson- drums
  • Alfa Anderson – lead vocals
  • Luci Martin – lead vocals
  • Brenda White, Fonzi Thornton, Curtis King – vocals
  • Rob Sabino- keyboards
  • Jason Corsaro – sound engineer
  • Lynn Dreese Breslin – art direction
  • Pater Sato- illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

  1. Believer
  2. You Are Beautiful
  3. Take a Closer Look
  4. Give Me the Lovin’
  5. Show Me Your Light
  6. You Got Some Love For Me
  7. In Love With Music
  8. Party Everybody

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 June 1988.

In June 1988, “Virgin” label released “Provision”, the third Scritti Politti album. It recorded 1987–1988 at “Minot Sound” in Atlantic, “Hit Factory”, “Right Track”, “Sorcerer Sound” in New York; “Britannia Row”, “AIR, Townhouse”, “Sarm West”, “Swan Yard” in London, and was produced by Green Gartside, David Gamson and John Potoker.

Personnel:

  • Green Gartside– vocals
  • David Gamson– Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX816, Yamaha QX1, Oberheim Matrix 12, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Roland MKS-80, Roland MKS 50, Synclavier
  • Fred Maher– drums, Oberheim DMX, LinnDrum
  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Bashiri Johnson– percussion
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Dann Huff– guitar
  • John Mahoney – Synclavier
  • Joe Mennonna – saxophones
  • Jason Miles – keyboard programming
  • Marcus Miller– bass
  • Nick Moroch – guitar
  • Raymond Niznik – Synclavier
  • Kent Smith – horn
  • Andy Snitzer – saxophones
  • Roger Troutman– talk box
  • Mitch Corn – horn
  • Mark Stevens, B.J. Nelson, Fonzi Thornton, Tawatha Agee, Rory Dodd, Diva Gray, Yogi Lee, Eric Troyer– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Green Gartside and David Gamson; except where noted.

  1. Boom! There She Was
  2. Overnite
  3. First Boy in This Town (Lovesick)
  4. All That We Are
  5. Best Thing Ever – Green Gartside, David Gamson, John Potoker
  6. Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry for Loverboy)
  7. Bam Salute
  8. Sugar and Spice
  9. Philosophy Now

On May 22, 1980.

On May 22, 1980, “Motown” label released “Diana”, the tenth Diana Ross album. It was recorded December 1979-March 1980, at “Power Station”, and “Electric Lady” in New York City, “Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Studios” in Hollywood and was produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Diana Ross –lead vocals
  • Alfa Anderson –background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton– background vocals
  • Luci Martin – background vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – background vocals
  • Bernard Edwards– bass guitar
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar
  • Tony Thompson– drums
  • Andy Barrett (Schwartz) –piano
  • Raymond Jones – keyboards
  • Eddie Daniels –saxophone
  • Meco Monardo– trombone
  • Bob Milliken –trumpet
  • Valerie Haywood (The Chic Strings) –strings
  • Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings
  • Gene Orloff– conductor
  • Bob Clearmountain– engineer
  • Bill Scheniman – engineer
  • James Farber – engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman– engineer
  • Ralph Osborn – engineer
  • Abdoulaye Soumare – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Hendrickson – assistant engineer
  • Lucy Laurie – assistant engineer
  • Peter Robbins – assistant engineer
  • Dennis King –mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

  1. Upside Down
  2. Tenderness
  3. Friend to Friend
  4. I’m Coming Out
  5. Have Fun (Again)
  6. My Old Piano
  7. Now That You’re Gone
  8. Give Up

 

On March 25, 1985.

Power Station

On March 25, 1985, “Capitol” label released the debut self-titled Power Station album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Power Station Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bernard Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals
  • Andy Taylor– guitars
  • John Taylor– bass
  • Tony Thompson– drums
  • Curtis King Jr, Fonzi Thornton, B.J. Nelson, Charmaine Burch – additional vocals
  • Mars Williams– brass
  • Roger Taylor, Jimmy Bralower – percussive effects
  • Robert Sabino, Rupert Hine– keyboards
  • Recorded and engineered by Jason Corsaro, Steve Rinkoff & Rob Eaton
  • Mixed by Jason Corsaro
  • Mastered by Howie Weinbergat Masterdisk, New York

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, and John Taylor; except where noted

  1. Some Like It Hot
  2. Murderess
  3. Lonely Tonight – Bernard Edwards and Robert Palmer
  4. Communication – Derek Bramble, Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor and John Taylor
  5. Get It On (Bang a Gong) – Marc Bolan
  6. Go to Zero – Guy Pratt and Robert Palmer
  7. Harvest for the World – Isley Brothers
  8. Still in Your Heart

 

On February 19, 1983.

Shestheboss

On February 19, 1983, “CBS” label released “She’s the Boss”, the debut Mick Jagger solo album. It was recorded May – November 1984, and was produced by Mick Jagger, Bill Laswell and Nile Rodgers.

Personnel:

  • Mick Jagger – lead and backing vocals
  • Wally Badarou– synthesizer
  • Jeff Beck– guitar
  • Paul Buckmaster– strings arrangement on “Hard Woman”
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick– synthesizer
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Aïyb Dieng– shaker
  • Sly Dunbar– drums
  • Bernard Edwards– bass guitar
  • Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Anton Fier– percussion
  • Anton Fig– drums
  • Guy Fletcher– synthesizer
  • Bernard Fowler– backing vocals
  • Jan Hammer– piano
  • Herbie Hancock– organ, synthesizer
  • Colin Hodgkinson – bass guitar
  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar, synthesizer
  • Chuck Leavell– organ
  • Ron Magness – synthesizer
  • Eddie Martinez– guitar
  • Alfa Pickett – rapping
  • Lenny Pickett– saxophone
  • Daniel Ponce – percussion, bata drum
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar
  • Robert Sabino– keyboards, piano, synthesizer
  • Robbie Shakespeare– bass guitar
  • Michael Shrieve – drums
  • E. Smith– guitar
  • Tony Thompson– drums
  • Fonzi Thornton– backing vocals
  • Pete Townshend– guitar

Track listing:

  1. Lonely at the Top – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
  2. 1/2 a Loaf – Mick Jagger
  3. Running Out of Luck – Mick Jagger
  4. Turn the Girl Loose – Mick Jagger
  5. Hard Woman – Mick Jagger
  6. Just Another Night – Mick Jagger
  7. Lucky in Love – Mick Jagger and Carlos Alomar
  8. Secrets – Mick Jagger
  9. She’s the Boss – Mick Jagger and Carlos Alomar