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In June 1985.

In June 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “B-Movie Matinee”, the second Nile Rodgers studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “The Power Station” and “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Tommy “Rock” Jymi.

Personnel:

  • Nile Rodgers – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Alfa Anderson – lead and backing vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner, Curtis King – backing vocals
  • Tommy Jymi, Rob Sabino – keyboards
  • Jimmy Bralower – guitars, bass, drums
  • James Farber – recording, mixing
  • Eric Mahler – second engineer
  • Bobby Warner, Malcolm Pollack, Josh Abbey – additional engineers
  • Steve Rinkoff, Dave Greenberg, Ira McLaughlin, Dan Nash – additional second engineers
  • Joe Sidore, Gus “Nan Desuka” Skinas – digital engineering
  • Budd Tunnick, Kevin Jones – production managers
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mick Haggerty – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Nile Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Plan-9 – Nile Rodgers, Jimmy Bralower
  2. State Your Mind – Martin Celay
  3. The Face in The Window – Eric Lowen, Rick Boston, Dan Navarro
  4. Doll Squad
  5. Let’s Go Out Tonight
  6. Groove Master
  7. Wavelength
  8. Stay Out Of The Light

On August 24, 1974.

On August 24, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Verities & Balderdash”, the fourth Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Connecticut Recording Studios” in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and was produced by Paul Leka. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – vocals, guitar
  • John Tropea- acoustic guitar, sitar
  • Don Payne – bass
  • Allan Schwartzberg- drums
  • Don Grolnick- piano, electric piano, harpsichord
  • Ron Bacchiocchi – synthesizer
  • Irving Spice – concertmaster
  • George Simms – background vocals
  • Frank Simms- background vocals
  • Dave Kondziela – background vocals
  • Zizi Roberts – female vocals
  • Ron Bacchiocchi – recording engineer
  • Paul Leka – mixing
  • Fred Kewley – mixing
  • Glen Christensen – art direction
  • Shiah Grumet – design
  • Bill Hofman – illustration
  • Ruth Bernal – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin, except where noted.

  1. Cat’s in the Cradle- Sandy Chapin, Harry Chapin
  2. I Wanna Learn a Love Song
  3. Shooting Star
  4. 000 Pounds of Bananas
  5. She Sings Songs Without Words
  6. What Made America Famous?
  7. Vacancy
  8. Halfway To Heaven
  9. Six String Orchestra

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 September 1, 1984.

On September 1, 1984, “EMI America” label released “Tonight”, the sixteenth David Bowie studio album. It was recorded May – June 1984, at “Le Studio” in Quebec, Canada, and was produced by David Bowie, Derek Bramble and Hugh Padgham.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– vocals
  • Derek Bramble – guitar; guitar synthesizer; bass guitar; synthesiser; backing vocals
  • Carlos Alomar– guitars
  • Omar Hakim– drums
  • Carmine Rojas– bass guitar
  • Guy St. Onge – marimba
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Tina Turner– lead vocals
  • Iggy Pop– backing
  • Robin Clark, George Simms, Curtis King – backing vocals

The Borneo Horns

  • Stanley Harrison– alto saxophone; tenor saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett– tenor saxophone; clarinet
  • Steve Elson – baritone saxophone
  • Arif Mardin– string arrangements; synthesisers

Track listing:

  1. Loving the Alien – David Bowie
  2. Don’t Look Down – Iggy Pop, James Williamson
  3. God Only Knows – Brian Wilson, Tony Asher
  4. Tonight – David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ricky Gardiner
  5. Neighborhood Threat – David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ricky Gardiner
  6. Blue Jean – David Bowie
  7. Tumble and Twirl – David Bowie, Iggy Pop
  8. I Keep Forhettin – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  9. Dancing With the Big Boys – David Bowie, Carlos Alomar

On August 10, 1993.

On August 10, 1993, “Columbia” label released “River of Dreams”, the twelve Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at The Boathouse at the “Island Boatyard” in Shelter Island, NY, “Cove City Sound Studios” in Glen Cove, NY and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Billy Joel, Danny Kortchmar, Joe Nicolo and David Thoener. The album cover was a painting by Christie Brinkley (Joel’s then-wife). The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada; Platinum in Germany by “BMVI”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”; and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel: lead vocals, clavinet, Hammond organ, background vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Zachary Alford: – drums
  • Phillip Ballou, Katreese Barnes, Dennis Collins, Will Downing, Frank Floyd, Diane Garisto, Stephanie James, Devora Johnson, Corliss Stafford, Brenda White-King – choir vocals
  • Tommy Byrnes: guitar
  • Richie Cannata: tenor sax
  • Schuyler Deale: bass
  • Lewis Del Gatto: orchestra manager
  • Liberty DeVitto: drums
  • Laurence Etkin: trumpet
  • Wrecia Ford: background vocals
  • Arno Hecht: baritone sax
  • Lonnie Hillyer: bass
  • Jeff Jacobs: synthesizer, additional programming
  • Color Me Badd: backing vocals
  • Jeff Lee Johnson: bass
  • Steve Jordan: drums
  • Curtis Rance King, Jr.: choir conductor and contractor
  • Danny Kortchmar: guitar
  • Andy Kravitz: percussion
  • Osvaldo Melindez: trombone
  • Ira Newborn: orchestration
  • Jim Saporito: percussion
  • Marlon Saunders: choir vocals, background vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms: background vocals
  • M. Stevens: bass
  • Crystal Taliefero: vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Chuck Treece: bass
  • Mike Tyler: guitar
  • Leslie West: guitat
  • David Witworth: background vocals
  • A&R – Don DeVito
  • Art, commerce – Jeff Schock
  • Art direction – Christopher Austopchuk
  • Design – Sara Rotman
  • Engineers – Carl Glanville, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo, Dick Grobelny
  • Engineer – Dan Hetzel
  • Engineer – Brian Vibberts
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Mixed by Niko Bolas, David Thoener, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo
  • Photography – Glen Erler
  • Production coordinator – Bill Zampino
  • Recorded by Bob Thrasher, Bradshaw Leigh, Dave Wilkerson, Jay Healy.
  • Technical Support – Andrew Baker*, Artie Smith, Courtney Spencer, Dave Hofbauer, David Hewitt, Doug Kleeger, Greg Garland, Howie Mendelson, Jon “J.D.” Dworkow*, Larry DeMarco, Laura Delia, Lester Baylinson, Peter Goodrich, Steve Bramberg.

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. No Man’s Land
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. Blonde Over Blue
  4. A Minor Variation
  5. Shades of Grey
  6. All About Soul
  7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  8. The River of Dreams
  9. Two Thousand Years
  10. Famous Last Words

In July 1985.

In July 1985, “Epic” label released “Flash”, the fourth Jeff Beck studio album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas, Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker. At the 1986 “Grammy Awards” Jeff Beck won the award for “Best Rock Instrumental Performance”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Beck– lead vocals, guitar
  • Jimmy Hall– lead vocals, background vocals
  • Rod Stewart– lead vocals
  • Karen Lawrence– lead vocals
  • Jan Hammer– Fairlight CMI
  • Tony Hymas, Duane Hitchings, Robert Sabino– keyboard
  • Carmine Appice, Jay Burnett, Jimmy Bralower, Barry DeSouza, Tony “Thunder” Smith– drums
  • Doug Wimbish– bass
  • Tina B, Curtis King, David Simms, Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner – background vocals
  • David Charles, Jason Corsaro, Eddie DeLena, Rob Eaton, Chris Lord-Alge, Tom Lord-Alge, Eric Mohler, Tony Tavener, Nigel Walker, Andy Wallace – engineering

Track listing:

  1. Ambitious – Nile Rodgers
  2. Gets Us All in the End – Arthur Baker, Tina B
  3. Escape – Jan Hammer
  4. People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield
  5. Stop Look and Listen – Nile Rodgers
  6. Get Workin’ – Nile Rodgers
  7. Ecstasy – David Bendeth, Simon Climie
  8. Night After Night – Nile Rodgers
  9. You Know We Know – Tony Hymas

In March 1987.

In March 1987, “EMI America” label released “Come as You Are”, the second Peter Wolf solo album. It was recorded 1986-1987, at “Syncro Sound” in Boston, and was produced by Peter Wolf and Eric Thorngren.

Personnel:

  • Peter Wolf – vocals, background vocals
  • Bobby Chouinard – drums
  • Jeff Golub- guitar
  • Jim Gregory – bass
  • Lonnie Groves – background vocals
  • Arno Hecht – horn
  • Victor LeComer – keyboard
  • Tom Mandel- keyboard
  • Skip McDonald- guitar
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Frank Simms- background vocals
  • George Simms – background vocals
  • John Songdahl – keyboards
  • Bird Taylor – background vocals
  • Buck Taylor – background vocals
  • John Turi – horn
  • Doug Wimbish– bass
  • Engineer: Eric “ET” Thorngren
  • Mixing: Eric “ET” Thorngren
  • Mixing assistant: Marc Cobrin
  • Mastering: Jack Skinner
  • Studio assistant: Gary Wright
  • Art direction: Henry Marquez, Janet Perr
  • Album design: Janet Perr
  • Photography: Annie Leibovitz

Track listing:

  1. Can’t Get Started – Peter Wolf
  2. Love on Ice – Peter Wolf, Timothy S. Mayer
  3. Thick as Thieves – Peter Wolf, Timothy S.Mayer
  4. Blue Avenue – Peter Wolf, Timothy S.Mayer, Carin Goldberg
  5. Wind Me Up – Peter Wolf
  6. Come as You Are – Peter Wolf, Timothy S.Mayer
  7. Flame of Love – Peter Wolf
  8. Mamma Said – Peter Wolf, Michael Jonzun
  9. Magic Moon – Peter Wolf
  10. 2 Lane – Peter Wolf
  11. Run Silent Run Deep – Peter Wolf, Timothy S.Mayer

 

 

On April 14, 1983.

David Bowie-Lets dance

On April 14, 1983, “EMI” label released “Let’s Dance”, the eighteen David Bowie studio album. It was recorded at “Power Station” in New York, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and David Bowie.  With sale of more than 11 million copies, “Let’s Dance” became Bowie’s best sold album ever.  In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked the album at number 296 in its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– lead vocals, horn arrangements
  • Carmine Rojas– bass guitar
  • Omar Hakim, Tony Thompson– drums
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar, horn arrangements
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan– lead guitar
  • Rob Sabino– keyboards
  • Mac Gollehon – trumpet
  • Stan Harrison– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Robert Aaron– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Elson– baritone saxophone, flute
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner – backing vocals
  • Bernard Edwards– bass guitar
  • Bob Clearmountain, Nile Rodgers, David Bowie – engineering, mixing
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  1. Modern Love
  2. China Girl – Iggy Pop, David Bowie
  3. Let’s Dance
  4. Without You
  5. Ricochet
  6. Criminal World – Peter Godwin, Duncan Browne, Sean Lyons
  7. Cat People (Putting Out fire) – David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder
  8. Shake It