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Styx: Cornerstone

On October 19, 1979, “A&M” label released “Cornerstone”, the ninth Styx studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Pumpkin Studios” in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and was produced by Dennis DeYoung, James Young, Tommy Shaw, Chuck Panozzo and John Panozzo. The album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group”.

Personnel:

  • Dennis DeYoung – vocals, keyboards, accordion
  • James “JY” Young – vocals, electric guitars, guitar synthesizer, autoharp
  • Tommy Shaw – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, autoharp
  • Chuck Panozzo – vocals, bass guitar, string bass
  • John Panozzo – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Steve Eisen – saxophone
  • Arnie Roth – strings, string arrangements
  • Ed Tossing – horns, horn arrangements
  • Rob Kingsland – engineer
  • Gary Loizzo – engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Mick Haggerty – design
  • Aaron Rapoport – photography

Track listing:

  1. Lights – Tommy Shaw, Dennis DeYoung
  2. Why Me – Dennis DeYoung
  3. Babe – Dennis DeYoung
  4. Never Say Never – Tommy Shaw
  5. Boat on the River – Tommy Shaw
  6. Borrowed Time – Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw
  7. First Time – Dennis DeYoung
  8. Eddie – James Young
  9. Love in the Midnight – Tommy Shaw

Jacob Collier: Djesse Vol. 3

On August 14, 2020, “Hajanga” label released “Djesse Vol. 3”, the fourth Jacob Collier album, and the third in “Djesse” series. It was recorded in 2020, and was produced by Jacob Collier. The album track “He Won’t Hold You” won “Grammy Award” for “Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals”.

Personnel:

  • Jacob Collier – vocals, instruments, arrangements, engineer, mixing
  • Tarriona “Tank” Ball – vocals
  • Erin Bentlage – vocals
  • Daniel Caesar – vocals 
  • Tori Kelly – vocals
  • Kimbra – vocals 
  • Kiana Ledé – vocals 
  • Mahalia – vocals 
  • Rapsody – vocals
  • T-Pain – vocals 
  • Ty Dolla Sign – vocals
  • Jessie Reyez – vocals 
  • MonoNeon – electric bass
  • James Copus – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Ben Bloomberg – backing vocals
  • Ella Collier – backing vocals
  • Sophie Collier – backing vocals
  • Suzie Collier – backing vocals 
  • Julia Easterlin – backing vocals
  • Michael Mayo – backing vocals 
  • Michael Peha – backing vocals
  • Nathan Schram – backing vocals 
  • Becca Stevens – backing vocals
  • Chelsea Stevens – backing vocals 
  • Malika Tirolien – backing vocals
  • JoJo – additional vocals
  • Kristen Sing – spoken word 
  • Marlanna Evans – vocal engineer
  • DJ Fai – vocal engineer
  • Wissam Ghorayeb – vocal engineer
  • Matthew Maroulakos – engineer assistant
  • Kerry Pompeo – engineer assistant 
  • Ben Bloomberg – mixing, programming, synthesizer programming, co-producer
  • Chris Allgood – mastering
  • Emily Lazar – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Clarity – Jacob Collier
  2. Count the People – Jacob Collier, Jessie Reyez
  3. In My Bones – Jacob Collier, Kimbra Johnson, Tarriona Ball
  4. Time Alone with You – Jacob Collier, Daniel Caesar
  5.  All I Need – Jacob Collier, Michael Peha, Tyrone William Griffin Jr.
  6. In Too Deep – Jacob Collier
  7. Butterflies – Jacob Collier
  8. Sleeping on My Dreams – Jacob Collier
  9. Running Outta Love – Jacob Collier, Tori Kelly
  10. Light It Up on Me – Jacob Collier
  11. He Won’t Hold You – Jacob Collier, Marlanna Evans
  12. To Sleep – Jacob Collier

Los Lobos: Native Sons

On July 30, 2021, “New West” label released “Native Sons”, the 17th Los Lobos album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Nest Recorders” in Los Angeles. and was produced by Steve Berlin. The album won a 2022 “Grammy Award” in the “Best Americana Album” category.

Personnel:

  • David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Jr. – vocals, guitar
  • Little Willie G. – lead and backing vocals
  • Cesar Rosas – vocals, guitar, bass, Hammond B3 organ
  • Conrad Lozano – vocals, bass
  • Phil Parlapiano – keyboards
  • Aaron Ballesteros, David Hidalgo Jr., Jason Lozano – drums
  • Camilo Quinones – percussion
  • Steve Berlin – saxophone, midi saxophone, keyboards
  • Dannie Ramirez – trombone
  • Barrence Whitfield, Enrique González, Jacob G. – backing vocals
  • Chris Sorem – recording, mixing
  • Ruairi O’Flaherty – mastering
  • Mando Tavares – production manager

Track listing:

  1. Love Special Delivery
  2. Misery
  3. Bluebird / For What It’s Worth
  4. Los Chucos Suaves
  5. Jamaica Say You Will
  6. Never No More
  7. Native Son
  8. Farmer John
  9. Dichoso
  10. Sail On, Sailor
  11. The World Is a Ghetto
  12. Flat Top Joint
  13. Where Lovers Go

Ethel Nagy Gabriel

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.

Wynton Marsalis: Hot House Flowers

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

Michael Nesmith

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”.

Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert

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”.

Nanci Caroline Griffith

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