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On December 13, 1977.

On December 13, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Blue Lights in the Basement”, the sixth Roberta Flack studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Rubina Flake, Joe Ferla and Gene McDaniels.

Personnel:

  • Roberta Flack– vocals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Ronnie Foster– keyboards, background vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– keyboards
  • Leon Pendarvis– keyboards, background vocals, musical arrangements
  • Harry Whitaker – keyboards, musical arrangements
  • Reggie Lucas– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar, musical arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Michael Kamen– oboe solo, musical arrangements
  • Anthony Jackson– bass guitar
  • Basil Fearrington – bass
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Gary King– bass, musical arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Jimmy Wong – drums
  • Howard King – drums
  • Idris Muhammad– drums
  • Crusher Bennett – percussion
  • David Carey – percussion
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • James Mtume– percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Yvonne Lewis, Gene McDaniels, Zach Sanders, Brenda White, Deniece Williams– background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Why Don’t You Move in with Me – Gene McDaniels
  2. The Closer I Get to You – Reggie Lucas, James Mtume
  3. Fine, Fine Day – Rachel Perry
  4. This Time I’ll Be Sweeter – Pat Grant, Gwen Guthrie
  5. 25th of Last December – Gene McDaniels
  6. After You – Michael Masser, Ron Miller
  7. I’d Like to Be Baby to You – Morgan Ames
  8. Soul Deep – Wayne Carson
  9. Love is the Healing – Gene McDaniels
  10. Where I’ll Find You – David McHugh
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In June 1981.

In June 1981, “EMI America” label released “Wanted Dread & Alive”, the fifth Peter Tosh album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Dynamic Studios” in Kingston, Jamaica, and was produced by Peter Tosh.

Personnel:

  • Peter Tosh – lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • The Tamlins – backing vocals
  • Robbie Shakespeare – bass
  • Sly Dunbar – drums
  • Pee Wee – flute
  • Darryl Thompson – lead guitar
  • Mikey Chung – rhythm guitar
  • Keith Sterling, Robbie Lyn – keyboards
  • Gwen Guthrie – lead vocals
  • Noel “Scully” Simms, Uziah “Sticky” Thompson – percussion
  • Dean Fraser – tenor & alto saxophone
  • Ronald “Nambo” Robinson – trombone
  • Barry Rogers, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini – horns
  • Geoffrey Chung – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Tosh except where noted.

  1. Coming in Hot
  2. Nothing But Love – Ella Mitchell, Freddie Harris
  3. Reggae-Mylitis
  4. The Poor Man Feel It
  5. Cold Blood
  6. Wanted Dread & Alive
  7. Rastafari Is
  8. That’s What They Will Do
  9. Fools Die

In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Columbia” label released “Celebrate Me Home”, the debut Kenny Loggins solo album. It was recorded 1975-1976, and was produced by Phil Ramone and Bob James.

Personnel:

  • Patti Austin– backing vocals
  • Hiram Bullock– guitar
  • Jon Clarke – percussion, woodwinds
  • Vince Denham – backing vocals, woodwinds
  • Laudir de Oliveira– percussion
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Lani Groves– backing vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie– backing vocals
  • George Hawkins – bass, backing vocals
  • Bob James– keyboards, producer
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Kenny Loggins – guitar, keyboards, lead & backing vocals
  • Ralph MacDonald– drums
  • Harvey Mason, Sr.– drums
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Lee Ritenour– guitar
  • Tommy Tedesco– mandolin
  • Richard Tee– keyboards
  • Ed Caraeff- photography

Track listing:

  1. Lady Luck – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: John Townsend
  2. If You Be Wise – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: Jimmy Webb
  3. I Believe in Love – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
  4. Set It Free – Eva Ein, Kenny Loggins
  5. Why Do People Lie – Eva Ein, Kenny Loggins
  6. Enter My Dream – Kenny Loggins
  7. I’ve Got the Melody (Deep in My Heart) – Patti Austin
  8. Celebrate Me Home – Bob James, Kenny Loggins
  9. Daddy’s Back – Eva Ein, David Foster, Kenny Loggins
  10. You Don’t Know Me – Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker

 

 

In April 1976.

In April 1976, “A&M” label released “Stingray”, the sixth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Rob Fraboni.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Cornell Dupree, Eric Gale, Albert Lee, Eric Clapton- guitar
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Steve Gadd- drums, percussion
  • Richard Tee- keyboards, organ
  • Sam Rivers- soprano saxophone
  • Felix “Flaco” Falcon – percussion, congas
  • Patti Austin, Bonnie Bramlett, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Phylliss Lindsey, Brenda White, Maxine Willard Waters, Deniece Williams- backing vocals
  • Tyrone Downie, Peter Tosh, Eric Gale, Richard Tee- arrangements
  • Mark Aglietti, Richard Tee – associate producers
  • Baker Bigsby, Neil Case, Rob Fraboni – engineer

Track listing:

  1. The Jealous Kind – Bobby Charles
  2. I Broke Down – Matthew Moore
  3. You Came Along – Bobby Charles
  4. Catfish – Bob Dylan, Jacques Levy
  5. Moon Dew – Matthew Moore
  6. The Man in Me – Bob Dylan
  7. She Is My Lady – George Clinton
  8. Worrier – Matthew Moore
  9. Born Thru Indifference – Joe Cocker, Richard Tee
  10. A Song for You – Leon Russell

 

On September 29, 1977.

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On September 29, 1977, “Family Productions” label released “The Stranger” the fifth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded July – August 1977, at “A&R Recording, Inc.” in New York City, and was produced by Phil Ramone. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “The Stranger” at number 70 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.  The album became Joel’s critical and commercial breakthrough, and remains his best-selling non-compilation album to date. The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Hong Kong by “IFPI Hong Kong”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and Diamond in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– vocals, acoustic piano, keyboards, synthesizers, Fender Rhodes
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums
  • Richie Cannata– tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, flute, organ, tuba
  • Steve Khan– six and twelve string electric guitars, acoustic rhythm guitar, high string guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric guitar
  • Patrick Williams– orchestration
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Steve Burgh – acoustic guitar ; electric guitar
  • Phil Woods– alto saxophone
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Richard Tee– organ
  • Phoebe Snow– background vocals
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie– background vocals
  • Patti Austin– background vocals
  • Ted Jensen– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
  2. The Stranger
  3. Just the Way You Are
  4. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  5. Vienna
  6. Only the Good Die Young
  7. She’s Always a Woman
  8. Get It Right the First Time
  9. Everybody Has a Dream/The Stranger (Reprise)

On February 25, 1974.

Let_Me_In_Your_Life

On February 25, 1974, “Atlantic” label released “Let Me in Your Life”, the twenty-first Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April – September 1973, at the “Whitney Studios” in Glendale, and was produced by Jerry Wexler and Aretha Franklin.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, acoustic and electric piano
  • Gwen Guthrie- background vocals
  • Donny Hathaway- acoustic and electric piano
  • Bob James- organ, keyboards
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • Ernie Royal- trumpet
  • Deodato- arranger, electric piano
  • Ralph MacDonald- percussion
  • Kenneth Bichel- synthesizer
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Cissy Houston- background vocals
  • Ann S. Clark – background vocals
  • Stanley Clarke– bass
  • Judy Clay- background vocals
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Joe Farrell- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Arif Mardin- string arranger
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Pancho Morales – percussion
  • Gene Orloff- concert master
  • Bernard “Pretty” Purdie- drums
  • Sylvia Shemwell – background vocals
  • Myrna Smith- background vocals
  • David Spinozza- guitar
  • Richard Tee- keyboards
  • Deirdre Tuck Corley – background vocals
  • Willie Weeks- bass

Track listing:

  1. Let Me in Your Life – Bill Withers
  2. Every Natural Thing – Eddie Hinton
  3. Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
  4. I’m in Love – Bobby Womack
  5. Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) – Clarence Paul,Stevie Wonder, Morris Broadnax
  6. The Masquerade is Over – Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel
  7. With Pen in Hand – Bobby Goldsboro
  8. Oh Baby – Aretha Franklin
  9. Eight Days On the Road – Michael Gayle, Jerry Ragovoy
  10. If You Don’t Think – Aretha Franklin
  11. A Song for You – Leon Russell