Tag Archives: Fonzi Thornton

On June 25, 1991.

On June 25, 1991, “Arista” label released “What You See Is What You Sweat”, the thirty-third Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, David “Pic” Conley, Aretha Franklin, Michel Legrand, Oliver Leiber, Gene Lennon, Bruce Roberts, Joshua Thompson, David Townsend, Luther Vandross, Narada Michael Walden and Elliot Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead and background vocals, piano
  • Rick Iantosca – acoustic guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Vernon Black – guitar
  • David Townsend – guitar
  • Jean-Marc Benais – guitar
  • Teddy F. White – guitar
  • Al Turner – bass guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar
  • Dominique Bertram – bass guitar
  • Rudolph Stansfield – piano
  • Thierry Eliez – piano
  • Skip Anderson – keyboards
  • Burt Bacharach – keyboards
  • Oliver Leiber – keyboards, drum programming, guitar
  • Jason Miles – keyboards
  • Louis Biancaniello – keyboards, programming
  • David Foster – keyboards, programming
  • Nat Adderley Jr. – keyboards
  • Bobby Wooten – keyboards, electric piano, drum programming, synthesizer
  • Michael Boddicker – keyboards, programming
  • Hubert Eaves III – keyboards, drum programming
  • Elliot Wolff – keyboards, drum programming
  • Joshua Thompson – keyboards, guitar, synthesizer
  • Peter Schwartz – additional keyboards
  • Charles Scales – synthesizer
  • Michel Legrand – synthesizer
  • Guy Vaughn – drum programming
  • Narada Michael Walden – drums, programming
  • Buster Marbury – drums
  • André Ceccarelli – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Larry Fratangelo – percussion
  • Larry Williams – programming
  • Franck Thore – Pan pipes
  • Onita Sanders – harp
  • Candy Dulfer – saxophone
  • David Boruff – saxophone
  • Gene Lennon – programming
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals
  • Jesse Richardson – background vocals
  • Sandra Feva – background vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton – background vocals
  • Diane Green – background vocals
  • Sherry Fox – background vocals
  • Portia Griffin – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Jarvis Barker – background vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – background vocals
  • Skyler Jett – background vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – background vocals
  • Tony Lindsay – background vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie – background vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – background vocals
  • Donna Davis – background vocals
  • Marj Harber – background vocals
  • Esther Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gloria Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gracie Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Clive Davis – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Everyday people – Sly Stone
  2. Ever Changing Times – Burt Bacharach, Bill Conti, Carole Bayer Sager
  3. What You See Is What You Sweat – David Conley, Derrick Culler, Gene Lennon, Joshua Thompson
  4. Mary Goes Round – Elliot Wolff, Oliver Leiber
  5. I Dreamed a Dream – Alain Boubill, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean Marc Natel, Claude Michel Schonberg
  6. Someone’s Else’s Eyes – Bruce Roberts, Burt Bacharach, Bayer Sager
  7. Doctor’s Orders – Luther Vandross, Hubert Eaves III
  8. You Can’t Take Me for Granted – Aretha Franklin
  9. What You Give – Aretha Franklin
  10. Everyday People (Shep Pettibone Remix) – Sly Stone

On November 17, 2014.

On November 17, 2014, “BMG Rights Management” label released “Avonmore”, the fifteenth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies, Johnson Somerset, and Todd Terje.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards
  • Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers, Neil Hubbard, Oliver Thompson, Chris Spedding, David Williams, Steve Jones, Jacob Quistgaard – guitar
  • Colin Good – piano
  • Paul Beard – keyboards
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • Iain Dixon, Robert Fowler, Richard White – saxophone
  • Marcus Miller, Guy Pratt, Flea, Neil Jason – bass
  • Tara Ferry, Andy Newmark, Cherisse Osei – drums
  • Cherisse Osei – percussion
  • Frank Ricotti – percussions
  • John Moody – oboe
  • Richard White – saxophone
  • Enrico Tomass –  trumpet
  • Fonzi Thornton, Laura Mann, Emily Panic, Hannah Khemoh, Jodie Scantlebury, Bobbie Gordon – backing vocals
  • Todd Terje –  programming, synth

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry, except where noted.

  1. Loop De Li
  2. Midnight Train
  3. Soldier of Fortune – Brian Ferry, Johnny Marr
  4. Drivig Me Wild
  5. A Special Kind of Guy
  6. Avonmore – Bryan Ferry, Oliver Thompson
  7. Lost
  8. One Night Stand
  9. Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
  10. Johnny and Mary – Robert Palmer

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

 

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 June 3, 1985.

Boys_and_Girls

On June 3, 1985, “E.G” label released “Boys and Girls”, the sixth Bryan Ferry studio solo album. It was recorded 1983 – 1985, at “AIR Studios”, “Sarm West Studios” in London, “Compass Point Studios” in New Providence, The Bahamas, “Effanel Mobile”, “RPM Studios”, “The Power Station” in New York, “The White House”in New South Wales,Australia, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies. “Boys and Girls” was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– lead vocals, keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher– keyboards
  • David Gilmour– lead guitar
  • Omar Hakim– drums
  • Neil Hubbard– lead guitar
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Chester Kamen– lead guitar
  • Mark Knopfler– lead guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Martin McCarrick– cello
  • Marcus Miller– bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Nile Rodgers– lead guitar
  • David Sanborn– saxophone
  • Keith Scott– lead guitar
  • Alan Spenner– bass guitar
  • Anne Stephenson – strings
  • Jon Carin– keyboards
  • Virginia Hewes – backing vocals
  • Ednah Holt – backing vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton– backing vocals
  • Ruby Turner– backing vocals
  • Alfa Anderson – backing vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals
  • Yanick Etienne– backing vocals
  • Colleen Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Lisa Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Simone Fitz-Charles – backing vocals
  • Rhett Davies– recording engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman– recording engineer
  • Femi Jiya – recording engineer
  • Dominick Maita – recording engineer
  • Brian McGee – recording engineer
  • Andy Lydon – recording engineer
  • Benjamin Armbrister – assistant engineer
  • Carb – assistant engineer
  • Steve Churchyard – assistant engineer
  • Randy Ezratty – assistant engineer
  • Dave Greenberg – assistant engineer
  • Kevin Killen – assistant engineer
  • Heff Moraes – assistant engineer
  • Peter Revill – assistant engineer
  • Kendal Stubbs – assistant engineer
  • Robert Ludwig– mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry.

  1. Sensation
  2. Slave to Love
  3. Don’t Stop the Dance – Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies
  4. A waste Land
  5. Windsept
  6. The Chosen One
  7. Valentine
  8. Stone Woman
  9. Boys and Girls

On May 25, 1993.

Kamakiriad

On May 25, 1993, “Reprise” label released “Kamakiriad”, the second Donald Fagen solo album. It was recorded 1990 – 1993, and was produced by Walter Becker.

Personnel:

  • Donald Fagen – vocals, keyboards, horn and rhythm arrangements, liner notes
  • Walter Becker- bass, lead guitar
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar
  • Paul Griffin- Hammond organ
  • David Tofani- flute, tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber- baritone saxophone
  • Lawrence Feldman – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Lou Marini- clarinet, flute, alto saxophone
  • Birch Johnson – trombone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Cornelius Bumpus- tenor saxophone
  • Amy Helm – background vocals
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Mindy Jostyn – background vocals
  • Brenda King – background vocals
  • Curtis King – background vocals
  • Angela Clemmons-Patrick – background vocals
  • Frank “Harmonica Frank” Floyd – background vocals
  • Diane Garisto – background vocals
  • Leroy Clouden – percussion, drums
  • Dennis McDermott – drums
  • Jenni Muldaur – background vocals
  • Christopher Parker – drums
  • Jim Pugh – trombone
  • Tim Ries – tenor saxophone
  • Roger Rosenberg – baritone saxophone
  • Alan Rubin – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Catherine Russell- background vocals
  • Dian Sorel – background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton- background vocals
  • Phil Burnett, David Michael Dill, Tom Fritze, Andy Grassi, Troy Halderson, Bob Mitchel, John Neff, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell, Jay A. Ryan, Tony Volante, Wayne Yurgelun – engineer
  • Scott Hull, Glenn Meadows – mastering
  • Craig Siegal – sample editing
  • Phil Burnett – digital technician
  • Craig Siegal – digital delay
  • Carol Bobolts – design
  • James Hamilton – photography
  • Tim White – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Trans-Island Skyway – Donald Fagen
  2. Countermoon – Donald Fagen
  3. Springtime – Donald Fagen
  4. Snowbound – Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
  5. Tomorrow’s Girls – Donald Fagen
  6. Florida Room – Donald Fagen, Libby Titus
  7. On the Dunes – Donald Fagen
  8. Teahouse on the Tracks – Donald Fagen

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