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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”.


  • 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.


  • 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”.


  • 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

On April 5, 2019.

On April 5, 2019, “Epic” label released “Amidst the Chaos” the sixth Sara Bareilles studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “The Village” in Los Angeles, “Sound City Studios” in Van Nuys, CA, and was produced by T Bone Burnett. Track “Saint Honesty” earned Bareilles a “Grammy Award” for “Best American Roots Performance” at the 2020 ceremony.


  • Sara Bareilles – vocals, piano, electric guitar, programming
  • Marc Ribot – guitar, ukulele
  • Blake Mills – guitar, mandolin, 6-string bass
  • Joseph Ryan – guitar; vocal harmonies
  • T Bone Burnett – guitar
  • Patrick Warren – keyboards, string arrangements
  • Keefus Ciancia – keyboards
  • Philip Khronengold – piano
  • Dennis Crouch – acoustic and electric bass
  • Zachary Dawes – electric bass, 6-string bass
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Jay Bellerose – drums; percussion
  • Mike Piersante – percussion
  • John Legend – vocals
  • Emily King – vocal harmonies
  • Gabriel Johnson – trumpet
  • Billy Centenaro, Karl Wingate, Joseph Lorge – second engineer
  • Jason Wormer – editing
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Pete Giberga – executive producer
  • Ivy Skoff – contractor, production coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Sara Bareilles, except where noted.

  1. Fire
  2. No Such Thing – Sara Bareilles, Justin Tranter
  3. Amor
  4. If I Can’t Have You – Sara Bareilles, Emily King, Aaron Sterling
  5. Eyes on You
  6. Miss Simone – Sara Bareilles, Lori McKenna
  7. Wicked Love
  8. Orpheus
  9. Poetry by Dead Man – Sara Bareilles, Justin Tranter
  10. Someone Who Loves Me
  11. Saint Honesty – Sara Bareilles, Lori McKenna
  12. A Safe Place to Land – Sara Bareilles, Lori McKenna

On March 2, 2021.

On March 2, 2021, Neville O’Riley Livingston, OM aka Bunny Wailer died aged 73. He was musician (percussion), singer and songwriter, also known as Bunny Livingston and Jah B. Three time “Grammy Award” winner, best known as an founding member of reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. In 2017, Wailer was awarded the prestigious “Order of Merit” by the Jamaican Government, for his contribution for the Jamaican music. The legendary reggae singer whose career reached across seven decades, released 30 albums as leader.

On February 9, 2020.

On February 9, 2020, Armando Anthony “Chick” Corea died aged 79. He was musician (piano, keyboards, percussion), composer and bandleader. He is regarded as one of the major piano players to emerge in jazz during the post-John Coltrane era. Recorded and performed with the most important Jazz musicians including Miles Davis, Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo, Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, Stan Getz, Roy Haunes, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Joe Henderson, Eric Kloss, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Blue Mitchell, John Patitucci, Wayne Shorter, Cal Tjader, Sonny Stitt, Dave Pike, Armando Peraza, Marion Brown, Sadao Watanabe, Larry Coryell, John Surman, Elvin Jones, Rolf Kühn, Airto Moreira, Antony Braxton, Pete La Roca, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron Carter, Gábor Szabó, Donald Byrd, Tete Montoliu, Chaka Khan, Eddie Gomez, Wallace Rooney, Herbie Hancock, Antonio Sanches, Gary Burton and Hiromi Uehara. Corea formed and lead Return to Forever, Circle, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band and Five Peace Band. As leader he released 77 studio and 23 live albums. Corea won 23 “Grammy Awards”.