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On January 7, 1985.

On January 7, 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “20/20”, the 22nd George Benson studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Amigo Studios”, “Devonshire Sound Studios”, “Bill Schnee Studios” in Hollywood, “Atlantic Studios”, “A&R Recording”, “Automated Sound Studios”, “Rosebud Recording”, “The Hit Factory”, “the Review Room”, “Avatar Studios”, “Sigma Sound Studios” in New York City, “Grand Slam Studios” in New Jersey, “House of Music” in Orange, NJ, “Bossa Nova Hotel”, “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Russ Titelman, Michael Masser, Daniel Sembello and Michael Sembello.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead and harmony vocals, guitar
  • Michael Sembello – guitars, drum programming, backing vocals
  • Dann Huff – guitar
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar
  • Cecil Womack – guitar, backing vocals
  • David Williams – rhythm guitar
  • Freddie Green – rhythm guitar
  • Joe Sample – acoustic piano
  • Wells Christie – Synclavier programming
  • Randy Waldman – keyboards, synthesizers, arrangements
  • James Newton Howard – acoustic piano, synthesizers, string arrangements
  • Clifford Carter – keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming
  • Rob Mounsey – Synclavier, vocoder, synthesizer bass
  • Richard Tee – Fender Rhodes, synthesizer bass
  • Daniel Sembello – DX7 Rhodes, synthesizer bass, synthesizers, drum programming, ride cymbal
  • Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, synthesizer programming, arrangements
  • Randy Goodrum – synthesizer programming, Oberheim DMX, Oberheim DSX sequencer
  • Barnaby Finch – DX7 Rhodes
  • Dave Grusin – string synthesizer, flute
  • Neil Larsen – synthesizers
  • Randy Kerber – keyboards
  • Marcus Miller – bass
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Earl May – bass
  • Anthony Jackson – bass
  • Neil Stubenhaus – bass
  • Clif Magness – drum programming, track arrangements
  • Russ Titelman – drum programming
  • Steve Ferrone – additional drums
  • Dave Weckl – additional drums, additional cymbals
  • Bryan Lee Janszen – Simmons drum programming
  • Carlos Vega – drums
  • John Robinson – drums
  • Steve Kipner – Oberheim DMX, Oberheim DSX sequencer
  • Rick Shlosser – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – finger cymbals
  • Ralph MacDonald – triangle, percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Kim Hutchcroft – saxophone
  • Frank Wess – alto saxophone
  • Charles Williams – alto saxophone
  • Robert Eldridge – baritone saxophone
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Robin Eubanks – trombone
  • Slide Hampton – trombone
  • Benny Powell – trombone
  • Dave Taylor – trombone
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Earl Gardner – trumpet
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • Felix Vega – trumpet
  • George Young – flute
  • Frank Foster – horn arrangements, conductor
  • Ralph Burns – string arrangements, conductor
  • Michael Masser – rhythm track arrangements
  • Gene Page – rhythm track and string arrangements
  • Roberta Flack – lead vocals
  • Patti Austin – backing and harmony vocals
  • Gordon Grody – backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Richard Marx – backing vocals
  • Deborah Thomas – backing vocals
  • James Taylor – backing and harmony vocals
  • Linda Womack – backing vocals
  • David Cochrane – backing vocals
  • Darryl Phinnessee – backing vocals
  • Russ Titelman – executive producer
  • Mary Melia – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer, Lee Herschberg, Gary Ladinsky, Michael Mancini, Elliot Scheiner, Russell Schmitt, Thom Wilson – engineer
  • Dick Bogart, Kendal Brown, Dean Burt, John Convertino, Jim Gallagher, Josiah Gluck, Cliff Hodson, John Rollo, Nicholas Spigel – additional engineering
  • Michael Abbott, Mike Allaire, Nelson Ayers, Mike Birnholz, Paul Brown, Ollie Cotton, Nick Delre, Paul Higgins, Steve Hirsch, Cliff Jones, Barbara Ivone, Leslie Klein, Robin Laine, Bruce Lampcov, James Nichols, Bobby Warner, Jay Willis – engineer assistant
  • Jim Boyer, Ed Rak, Elliot Scheiner, Russ Titelman – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Simon Levy – art direction
  • Kav DeLuxe – design
  • Richard Bomersheim – photography

Track listing:

  1. No One Emotion – Cliff Magness, Mark Mueller, Tom Keane
  2. Please Don’t Walk Away – James Newton Howard, Steve Lukather
  3. I Just Wanna Hang Around You – Chuz Sembello, Daniel Sembello, Jon Sembello, Michael Sembello
  4. Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You – Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin
  5. Beyond the Sea (la Mer) – Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence
  6. 20/20 – Randy Goodrum, Steve Kipner
  7. New Day – Cecil Womack, Linda Womack
  8. Hold Me – Michael Sembello, Daniel Sembello
  9. Stand Up – Neil Larsen
  10. You Are the Love of My Love – Linda Creed, Michael Masser

In December 1982.

In December 1982, “Casablanca” label released “White Heat”, the twelfth Dusty Springfield studio album. It was recorded November 1981 – June 1982, at “Conway Recording Studios”, “Kendun Recorders” and “Group IV Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Howard Steele, Dusty Springfield and Andre Sischer.

Personnel:

  • Dusty Springfield – lead and background vocals
  • George Nauful – guitar
  • David Plehn – guitar
  • Jean Roussel – synthesizer, piano
  • Robbie Buchanan – piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Tommy Faragher – synthesizer, percussion, background vocals, Wurlitzer electric piano, Casio
  • Nicky Hopkins – piano
  • James Newton Howard – Prophet-5 synthesizer, string arrangements
  • Caleb Quaye – synthesizer, bass, guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano, Minimoog
  • Kevan Staples – clarinet, guitar, Minimoog
  • Steve Sykes – guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano, Minimoog
  • Nathan East – bass guitar
  • Davey Faragher – bass
  • Marlo Henderson – bass
  • Mark Leonard – bass
  • Kenny Lee Lewis – bass
  • André Fischer – drums
  • Casey Scheuerell – drums
  • Linn Drums – drums
  • Steve Zaretsky – percussion
  • Max Gronenthal – background vocals
  • Eddy Keating – background vocals
  • John Townsend – background vocals
  • Danny Ironstone – background vocals
  • Barbara Busa Cilla – background vocals
  • Nick DeCaro – arranger, conductor
  • Howard Steele – engineer, mixing
  • Steve Zaretsky – assistant engineer
  • Lindy Griffin – assistant engineer
  • Philip Moores – assistant engineer
  • Karen Chamberlain – assistant engineer
  • Les D. Cooper – assistant engineer
  • Debra Courier – production assistant
  • Jackie Krost – executive producer
  • Glen Christensen – art direction
  • Bret Lopez – photography
  • Mac James – paintings

Track listing:

  1. Donnez Moi – Jean-Alain Roussel, Paul Northfield, Luc Plamondon, Christiane Robichaud
  2. I Don’t Think We Could Ever Be Friends – Jean-Alain Roussel, Sting
  3. Blind Sheep – Daniel Ironstone, Tommy Faragher, Dusty Springfield, Mary Unobsky
  4. Don’t Call It Love – Dean Pitchford, Tom Snow
  5. Time and Time Again – Paul Buchanan, Jay Gruska
  6. I Am Curious – Carole Pope, Kevan Staples
  7. Sooner or Later – Tommy Faragher, Daniel Ironstone
  8. Losing You (Just a Memory) – Elvis Costello
  9. Gotta Get Used to You – Jean-Alain Roussel
  10. Soft Core – Carole Pope, Kevan Staples

In Decenber 1969.

In December 1969, “Warner Bros” label released “Alma-Ville”, the 12th and final Vince Guaraldi studio album. It was recorded in October 1969, at “Amigo Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Shorty Rogers.

Personnel:

  • Vince Guaraldi – piano, guitar
  • Eddie Duran – guitar
  • Herb Ellis – guitar
  • Kelly Bryan – bass
  • Monty Budwig – bass
  • Sebastião Neto – electric bass
  • Dom Um Romão – drums
  • Al Coster – drums
  • Colin Bailey – drums
  • Rubens Bassini – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Vince Guaraldi, except where noted.

  1. The Masked Marvel
  2. Cristo Redentor – Suke Pearson
  3. Detained in San Ysidro
  4. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. Uno Y Uno
  6. Alma-Ville
  7. Rio From the Air
  8. Watch Whart Happens – Norman Gabriel, Antoine Le Grand
  9. Jambo’s

On December 5, 2000.

On December 5, 2000, “Epic” label released “Renegades”, the fourth Rage Against the Machine studio album. It was recorded April – September 2000, at “Cello Studios” in Hollywood, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien, Rick Rubin, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk.The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA” and in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Zack de la Rocha – vocals, art direction
  • Tom Morello – guitar, art direction
  • Tim Commerford – bass, backing vocals, art direction
  • Brad Wilk – drums, art direction
  • Jim Scott – engineer
  • David Schiffman – engineer
  • Katie Teasdale – assistant engineer
  • Darren Mora – assistant engineer
  • Matt Marin – assistant engineer
  • Mike Scotella – assistant engineer
  • Geoof Walcha – assistant engineer
  • Rich Veltrop – assistant engineer
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • D. Sardy – mixing
  • Greg Fidelman – digital editing
  • Mark Moreau – digital editing
  • Aimee Macauley – art director
  • Lindsay Chase – production coordination
  • Jake Sexton – political coordinator
  • Jake Koppell – inside booklet

Track listing:

  1. Microphone Friend – Eric Barrier, Rakim Allah
  2. Pistol Grip Pump – Roger Troutman, Dino Hawkins, Adrian  Miller, Eric Vidal, Nick Vidal
  3.  Kick Out the Jams – Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Rob Tyner, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson
  4. Renegades of Funk – Lance Taylor, Arthur Baker, John Miller, John Robie
  5. Beautiful World – Mark Motherbaugh, Gerald Casale
  6. I’m Housin – Erick Sermon, Parish Smith
  7. In My Eyes – Ian MacKaye, Jeff Nelson, Brian Haker, Lyle Preslar
  8. How I Could Just Kill a Man – Louis Freese, Senen Reyes, Lawrence Muggerud
  9. The Ghost of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen
  10. Down on the Street – Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander
  11. Street Fighting Man – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  12. Maggie’s Farm – Robert Zimmerman

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Year of Sunday”, the third Seals and Crofts album. It was recorded in 1971, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood and “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Louie Shelton.

Personnel:

  • Jim Seals – vocals, guitar, fiddle
  • Dash Crofts – vocals, mandolin
  • Louie Shelton – guitar
  • Larry Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Bobby Lichtig – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Victor Feldman – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Seals and Dash Crofts, except where noted.

  1. When I Meet Them
  2. ‘Cause You Love – Jim Seals
  3. Antoinette
  4. High on a Mountain – Bobby Lichtig, Jim Seals
  5. Year of Sunday
  6. Paper Airplanes
  7. Irish Linen
  8. Springfield Mill – Jim Seals, Vince Clark
  9. Ancient of the Old
  10. Sudan Village

In November 1959.

In November 1959, “Atlantic” label released “The Shape of Jazz to Come”, the third Ornette Coleman album. It was recorded in May 1959, at “Radio Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun. In 2012, the “Library of Congress” added the album to the “National Recording Registry”. Magazine “Rolling Stone” included the album in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2015, the album was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”.

Personnel:

  • Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone
  • Don Cherry – cornet
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ornette Coleman.

  1. Lonely Woman
  2. Eventually
  3. Peace
  4. Focus on Sanity
  5. Congeniality
  6. Chronology

On November 2, 1999.

On November 2, 1999, “Shrapnel Records” label released “Master of Paradise”, the eighth Tony MacAlpine studio album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Clear Lake Audio” in Hollywood, “Allen Street Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Tony MacAlpine.

Personnel:

  • Tony MacAlpine – vocals, guitar, keyboard, engineer
  • Larry Dennison – bass
  • Atma Anur – drums
  • Brian Levi – engineer, mixing
  • Albert Law – editing, mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony MacAlpine, except where noted.

  1. Maker is King
  2. Tears of Darkness
  3. Live to Die
  4. Circus
  5. Still
  6. Master of Paradise
  7. Time
  8. Imagination
  9. Final Hour
  10. Au bord d’une source – Franz List

On September 3, 1996.

On September 3, 1996, “Capitol” label released “Venus Isle”, the third Eric Johnson studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Saucer One Studio” and “Arlyn Studios” in Austin, Texas, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Digital Services Recording”, “Rocket Ranch Studios” in Houston, “Reelsound Recording Company” in Buda, Texas, and was produced by Eric Johnson and Richard Mullen.

Personnel:

  • Eric Johnson – lead vocals, guitar, guitar synthesizer, synthesizer, piano, electric sitar, arrangements, engineer
  • Amit Chatterjee – vocals
  • Christopher Cross – vocals
  • Jimmie Vaughan – additional guitar
  • Steve Barber – synthesizer, Hammond B3, arrangements
  • Kyle Brock – bass, arrangements
  • Roscoe Beck – bass, engineering
  • Chris Maresh – bass
  • Tommy Taylor – drums, percussion, arrangements
  • Bill Maddox – drums, engineer
  • James Fenner – percussion
  • Chris Searles – percussion
  • Richard Kilmer – strings
  • Bruce Williams – strings
  • Jennifer Bourianoff – strings
  • Anthony Stogner – strings
  • Scott McIntosh – trumpet

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Venus Isle
  2. Battle We Have Won
  3. All About You
  4. S.R.V.
  5. Lonely in the Night – Vince Mariani
  6. Manhattan
  7. Camel’s Night Out – Kyle Brock, Mark Younger-Smith
  8. Song for Lynette
  9. When the Sun Meets the Sky – Johnson, Steve Barber
  10. Pavilion
  11. Venus Reprise

On August 24, 1992.

On August 24, 1992, “Virgin” label released the self-titled, debut Wallflowers (The) album. It was recorded 1991 -1992, and was produced by  Paul Fox, Andrew Slater, Jakob Dylan, Rami Jaffee, Tobi Miller, Barrie Maquire and Peter Yanowitz.

Personnel:

  • Jakob Dylan – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Rami Jaffee – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tobi Miller – lead guitar
  • Barrie Maguire – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Yanowitz – drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Jakob Dylan, except where noted.

  1. Shy of the Moon
  2. Sugarfoot
  3. Sidewalk Annie
  4. Hollywood
  5. Be Your Own Girl
  6. Another One in the Dark
  7. Ashes to Ashes
  8. After the Blackbird Sings – Jakob Dylan, Peter Yanowitz, Tobi Miller, Barrie Maguire, Rami Jaffee
  9. Somebody Else’s Money
  10. Asleep at the Wheel
  11. Honeybee
  12. For the Life of Me

On August 24, 1988.

On August 24, 1988, “Enigma” label released “Last Days of the Century”, the eleventh Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded March – April 1988, at “Capitol Studio B” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.

Personnel:

  • Al Stewart – vocals
  • Peter White – acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, accordion
  • Tim Renwick – electric guitar
  • Steve Farris – electric guitar
  • Steve Recker – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Tim Landers – bass
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Steve Chapman – drums, percussion
  • Dave Camp – flute, saxophones
  • Phil Kenzie – saxophones
  • Lee R. Thornburg – trumpet
  • Robin Lamble – background vocals
  • Tori Amos – background vocals
  • Carroll Sue Hill – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Last Days of the Century – Al Stewart, Peter White
  2. Real and Unreal – Al Stewart
  3. King of Portugal – Al Stewart, Peter White
  4. Red Toupée – Al Stewart, Peter White
  5. Where Are They Now – Al Stewart, Peter White
  6. Bad Reputation – Al Stewart, Peter White
  7. Josephine Baker – Al Stewart, Peter White
  8. License to Steal – Al Stewart
  9. Fields of France – Al Stewart
  10. Antarctica – Al Stewart, Peter White
  11. Ghostly Horses of the Plain – Al Stewart, Steve Recker