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On March 23, 2021.

On March 23, 2021, Ethel Nagy Gabriel died aged 99. She was music producer and record executive, known as the first female producer in the music industry. She produced more than 2500 albums, winner of “Grammy Award” in 1982, produced six Grammy winning albums, and “15 RIAA Certified Gold Records” hits. Among the others, Gabriel worked with Henry Mancini, Elvis Presley, Al Hirt, Roger Whittaker, Neil Sedaka, Eddie Fisher, Paul Anka, Dolly Parton and Perry Como.

On December 18, 1984.

On December 18, 1984, “Columbia” label released “Hot House Flowers”, the third Wynton Marsalis album. It was recorded in May 1984, at “RCA Studio A” in New York City, and was produced by George Butler and Steven Epstein. The album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Jazz Instrumental Performance Soloist” in 1985.

Personnel:

  • Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
  • Branford Marsalis – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Kent Jordan – alto flute
  • Paul McCandless – oboe, English horn
  • Andrew Schwartz – bassoon
  • Peter Gordon – French horn
  • Tony Price – tuba
  • Kenny Kirkland – piano
  • Ron Carter – double bass
  • Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums
  • Charles Libove (concertmaster), Ingrid Arden, Peter Dimitriades, Gayle Dixon, Guillermo Figueroa, Winterton Garvey, Harry Glickman, Regis Iandiorio, Ray Kunicki, Patmore Lewis, Diane Monroe, Louann Montesi – violin
  • Al Brown, Theodore Israel, Mitsue Takayama, Harry Zaratzian – viola
  • Seymour Barab, Richard Locker, Alvin McCall, Frederick Zlotkin – cello
  • Bob Freedman – arranger, orchestrator, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
  2. Lazy Afternoon – Jerome Moross, John Latouche
  3. For All We Know – John Frederick Coots, Sam M. Lewis
  4. When You Wish upon a Star – Ned Washington, Leigh Harline
  5. Django – John Lewis
  6. Melancholia – Duke Ellington
  7. Hot House Flowers – Wynton Marsalis
  8. I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You) – Al J. Neiburg, Doc Daugherty, Ellis Reynolds

On December 10, 2021.

On December 10, 2021, Robert Michael Nesmith died aged 78. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and novelist. Nesmith was member of the bands The Strangers and The First National Band, but was known as member of The Monkees. In 1981, he won the first “Grammy Award” given for “Video of the Year” for his hour-long television show “Elephant Parts”.

On September 11, 2020.

On September 11, 2020, Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert, died aged 77. He was musician (guitar, Hammond organ), singer and songwriter, regarded as reggae pioneer, with six decades long career. He had major influence on popularizing reggae music with songs like “Monkey Man”, “Funky Kingston” and “Pressure Drop”. Even the genre’s name is credited as genesis from his 1968’s song “Do the Reggay”. With his band Toots and the Maytals, he won “Grammy Award” in 2006, for his album “True Love”.

On August 13, 2021.

On August 13, 2021, Nanci Caroline Griffith died aged 68. She was musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, toured and recorded with The Crickets, John Prine, Iris DeMent, Suzy Bogguss, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, John Prine, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, Dolores Keane, Willie Nelson, Adam Duritz, The Chieftains, John Stewart, Darius Rucker and Buddy Holly’s band. In 1994, Griffith won “Grammy Award” for “Best Contemporary Folk Album”, in 1995, she was awarded the “Kate Wolf Memorial Award” by the “World Folk Music Association”, and in 2008, the “Americana Music Association” awarded her its “Americana Trailblazer Award”. Griffith released 18th studio and 2 live albums.

On June 17, 1992.

On June 17, 1992, “Elektra” label released “Brasileiro”, the 37th Sérgio Mendes album. It was recorded April – October 1991, and was produced by Sérgio Mendes. In 1993, “Brasileiro” won “Grammy Award” for “Best World Music Album”.

Personnel:

  • Sérgio Mendes – lead and background vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, arranger, liner notes
  • Hermeto Pascoal – keyboards, arranger
  • Alfredo Moura – keyboards, synthesizer, arranger, horn arrangements, background vocals
  • Eric Persing – keyboards, keyboards programming, synthesizer, synthesizer horn, arranger
  • Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Russell Ferrante – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Jovino Santos Neto – keyboards
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Claudio Jorge – acoustic guitar
  • Guinga – acoustic guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson – bass
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Itibere Zwarg – bass
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Tião Neto – lead and background vocals, percussion
  • Vai Quem Vem – percussion, background vocals
  • Michael Shapiro – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Marcio Bahia – drums
  • Carmen Alice – vocals, percussion
  • Sinhô – percussion
  • Zeca – percussion
  • Jair Rodrigues – percussion
  • Beloba – percussion
  • Alexandre Guedes – percussion
  • Meia Noite – percussion
  • Fabio Pascoal – percussion
  • Pernambuco – percussion
  • Mario Conceicao – percussion
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Paulo Dias – percussion
  • Gustavo Di Dalva – percussion
  • Alceu Do Cavaco – cavaquinho
  • Steve Tavaglione – flute, oboe, saxophone
  • Carlos Malta – flute, saxophone
  • Jerry Moore – tenor saxophone
  • Carlinhos Brown – vocals, background vocals, percussion, arranger
  • Francisca Maria Monjardim – vocals, background vocals
  • Leila Monjardim – vocals, background vocals
  • Jurema Silva – vocals, background vocals
  • Jussara Silva – vocals, background vocals
  • Leo Silva – vocals, background vocals
  • Robson Silva – vocals, background vocals
  • Lourenco Olegario – vocals, background vocals
  • Joe Pizzulo – vocals, background vocals
  • Karla Preito – vocals, background vocals
  • Carol Rogers – vocals, background vocals
  • Gracinha Leporace – vocals, background vocals
  • Kevyn Lettau – vocals, background vocals
  • Cláudio Nucci – vocals
  • João Bosco – vocals
  • Kleber Jorge – background vocals
  • Vivian Manso – background vocals
  • Carolina Sabino – background vocals
  • Moogie Canazio – arranger, engineer
  • Luis Quine – assistant engineer
  • Paul Scriver – assistant engineer
  • Michael Aarvold – assistant engineer
  • Elaine Anderson – assistant engineer
  • Ivan Carvalho – assistant engineer
  • Lee Kaiser – assistant engineer
  • Bruce Swedien – arranger, mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • John Heiden – art direction, design
  • David Bither – art direction
  • Heitor Dos Prazeres – paintings
  • George Holz – photography
  • Sonia Ives – photography
  • Chris McGowan – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Fanfarra – Carlinhos Brown
  2. Magalenha – Carlinhos Brown
  3. Indiado – Carlinhos Brown
  4. What Is This? – Carmen Alice
  5. Lua Soberana – Vítor Martins, Ivan Lins
  6. Sambadouro – Vítor Martins, Ivan Lins
  7. Senhoras Do Amazonas – Antonio Carlos Belchior, João Bosco
  8. Kalimba – Vítor Martins, Ivan Lins
  9. Barabare – Paulinho Camafeu, Edmundo Caruso, Carlinhos Brown
  10. Esconjuros – Aldir Blanc, Carlos “Guinga” Escobar
  11. Pipoca – Hermeto Pascoal
  12. Magano – Carlinhos Brown
  13. Chorado – Aldir Blanc, Carlos “Guinga” Escobar
  14. Fanfarra (Despedida) – Carlinhos Brown

On May 17, 2012.

On May 17, 2012, LaDonna Adrian Gaines aka Donna Summer died aged 63. She was singer, song-writer and actress, known as the “Queen of Disco”. She won six “American Music Awards”, five “Grammy Awards”, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the hits “Hot Stuff”, “Love to Love You”, and “I Feel Love”.

On May 5, 2019.

On May 5, 2019, “Forever Living Originals” label released “TajMo” album by Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’. It was recorded in 2019, and was produced by Tom Campbell and Inflo. At the 2018 “Grammy Award” it won the award for “Best Contemporary Blues Album”. “TajMo” is the twenty-sixth Taj Mahal studio album and the thirteenth Keb’ Mo’ album.

Personnel:

  • Taj Mahal – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Keb’ Mo’ – vocals, electric guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Billy Branch – harmonica
  • Michael B. Hicks – keyboards
  • Sam Levine – tenor saxophone
  • Roger Bissell – trombone
  • Keith Everette – trumpet
  • Lizz Wright – backing vocals
  • Phillip Moore – bass
  • Thaddeus Witherspoon – drums

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Leave Me Here
  2. She Knows How To Rock Me
  3. All Around The World
  4. That’s Who I Am
  5. Shake Me In Your Arms
  6. Waiting On The World To Change
  7. Ain’t Nobody Talkin’
  8. Diving Duck Blues
  9. Squeeze Box
  10. Soul
  11. Om Sweet Om

On April 30, 1982.

On April 30, 1982, “Jive” label released the self-titled, debut A Flock of Seagulls album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Battery Studios”, and was produced by Mike Howlett and Bill Nelson. In 1983, the album track “D.N.A.” won a “Grammy Award” for “Best Rock Instrumental Performance”.

Personnel:

  • Mike Score – lead vocals, keyboards, additional rhythm guitar
  • Paul Reynolds – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Frank Maudsley – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ali Score – drums, percussion
  • Mark Dearnley – engineer
  • Mike Shipley – engineer
  • “BillBo” – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds.

  1. Modern Love is Automatic
  2. Messages
  3. I Run (So Far Away)
  4. Space Age and Love Song
  5. You Can Run
  6. Telecommunications
  7. Standing in the Doorway
  8. Don’t Ask Me
  9. D.N.A.
  10. Tokyo
  11. Man Made