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On January 26, 1988.

On January 26, 1988, “Warner Bros” label released “Skyscraper”, the second David Lee Roth studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, “Stucco Blue Studios” in Sylmar, “Smoketree Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Lee Roth and Steve Vai.

Personnel:

  • David Lee Roth – vocals, concept, cover design
  • Steve Vai – guitar, horn, engineer
  • Billy Sheehan – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Gregg Bissonette – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Brett Tuggle – keyboards, programming, backing vocals
  • Gary Falcone – backing vocals
  • Joe Pizzulo – backing vocals
  • Tommy Funderburk – backing vocals
  • Tom Kelly – backing vocals
  • John Batdorf – backing vocals
  • Magic Moreno – backing vocals
  • Dr. Funk, PhD – bass synthesizer
  • Todd Grace, Richie Raposa – programming, keyboard programming
  • Magic Moreno – engineer, mixing
  • Gary Wagner – engineer
  • Doug Parry – engineer
  • Paul Levy – engineer
  • Steve Holroyd – engineer
  • Marnie Riley – engineer
  • Stephen Shelton – engineer
  • Bob Cats – mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Pete Angelus – concept, cover design
  • Vigon Seireeni – artwork
  • Gina Vivona – artwork
  • Galen Rowell – photography
  • Eddie Anderson – personal assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by David Lee Roth and Steve Vai, except where noted.

  1. Knucklebones – Gregg Bissonette, Matt Bissonette, David Lee Roth
  2. Just Like Paradise – David Lee Roth, Brett Tuggle
  3. The Bottom Line
  4. Skyscraper
  5. Damn Good
  6. \Hot Dog and a Shake
  7. Stand Up – David Lee Roth, Brett Tuggle
  8. Hina
  9. Perfect Timing – David Lee Roth, Brett Tuggle
  10. Two Fools a Minute

On January 26, 1979.

On January 26, 1979, “Gordy” label released “Bustin’ Out of L Seven”, the second Rick James album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Sigma Sound Recording Studio” in New York City, “Magic Wand Recording Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick James and Art Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Rick James – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Oscar Alston – bass
  • Richard Shaw – bass
  • Levi Ruffin – synthesizer, percussion
  • Clarence Sims – keyboards, percussion
  • Bobby Nunn – keyboards
  • Freddie Rappilo – guitar
  • Wally Ali – guitar
  • Dorothy Ashby – harp
  • Ernie Fields, Jr. – saxophone
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Fernando Harkness – tenor saxophone
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Oscar Brashear – trombone
  • George Bohanon – trombone
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Fred Jackson, Jr. – alto saxophone, alto flute
  • Al Szymanski – guitar
  • Lanise Hughes – drums, percussion
  • Lorenzo Shaw – drums, percussion
  • Jackie Ruffin – percussion
  • Shondra Akiem – percussion
  • Teena Marie – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Bobby Nunn, Billy Nunn, Sascha Meeks, Richard Shaw, Jackie Ruffin – background vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – background vocals
  • Clydene Jackson – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick James.

  1. Bustin’ Out (On Funk)
  2. High on Your Love Suite/One Mo Hit (Of Your Love)
  3. Love Interlude
  4. Spacey Love
  5. Cop N Blow
  6. Jefferson Ball
  7. Fool on the Street

On January 10, 1995.

On January 10, 1995, “Epitaph” label released “The Hard Stuff”, the debut Wayne Kramer album. It was recorded in 1994, at “Westbeach Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Wayne Kramer.

Personnel:

  • Wayne Kramer – vocals, bass, guitar, mixing
  • Sweet Pea Atkinson – vocals
  • Mick Farren – vocals
  • King Buzzo – vocals
  • Kim Shattuck – vocals
  • Keith Morris – vocals
  • Brett Gurewitz – vocals, guitar, mixing
  • Jon Wahl – guitar, harmonica
  • Chris Bagarozzi – guitar
  • Randy Bradbury – bass
  • Mark Deutrom – bass
  • James Jamerson, Jr. – bass
  • Bruce Duff – bass
  • Matt Freeman – bass
  • Rob Walther – bass
  • Dale Crover – drums, percussion
  • Brett Reed – drums
  • Josh Freese – drums
  • Bob Lee – drums
  • Sally Browder – engineer, mixing
  • Tony Rambo – assistant engineer
  • Steve Kravac – assistant engineer
  • Greg Cathcart – assistant engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Mackie Osborne – art direction
  • Dan Winters – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Wayne Kramer; except where noted.

  1. Crack in the Universe
  2. Junkie Romance – Wayne Kramer, Mick Farren
  3. Bad Seed – Wayne Kramer, Mick Farren
  4. Poison
  5. Realm of Pirate Kings – Wayne Kramer, Mick Farren
  6. Incident On Stock Island
  7. Pillar of Fire – Wayne Kramer, Mick Farren
  8. Hope for Sale – Wayne Kramer, Mick Farren
  9. Edge of the Switchblade
  10. Sharkskin Suit
  11. So Long Hank – hidden track

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “RCA Victor” label released “Pandemonium Shadow Show”, the second Harry Nilsson studio album. It was recorded in 1967, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick Jarrard.

Personnel:

  • Harry Nilsson – vocal
  • Dr. John – vocal, piano
  • Lyle Ritz – bass, ukulele
  • Mike Deasy – guitar
  • Milt Holland – drums, percussion
  • Dick “Knobbs” Bogert – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Nilsson, except where noted.             

  1. Ten Little Indians
  2. 1941
  3. Cuddly Toy
  4. She Sang Hymns Out of Tune – Jesse Lee Kincaid
  5. You Can’t Do That – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend
  7. She’s Leaving Home – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. There Will Never Be – Perry Botkin Jr., Gil Garfield
  9. Without Her
  10. Freckles – Cliff Hess, Howard Johnson, Milton Ager
  11. It’s Been So Long
  12. River Deep – Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich

On December 16, 2017.

On December 16, 2017, “Concord” label released “Exposure”, the sixth Esperanza Spalding studio album. It was recorded in September 2017, at “NRG Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Esperanza Spalding, Ray Angry, Matthew Stevens, Justin Tyson, and Rob Schwimmer.

Personnel:

  • Esperanza Spalding – vocals, acoustic bass, electric bass, kalimba
  • Robert Glasper – piano
  • Lalah Hathaway – vocals
  • Rob Schwimmer – continuum
  • Tivona Miller – backing vocals
  • Starr Busby – backing vocals
  • Andrew Bird – vocals, violin
  • Ray Angry – keyboard
  • Matthew Stevens – guitar
  • Justin Tyson – drums
  • Fernando Lodeiro – recording, mixing
  • Zach Brown – recording
  • Paul Blakemore – mastering
  • Rich Costey – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Esperanza Spalding except where noted.

Exposure

  1. Swimming Toward the Black Dot
  2. Public Trance It
  3. Heaven in Pennies – Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding
  4. Colonial Fire
  5. Coming to Life – Lalah Hathaway, Esperanza Spalding
  6. Geriment
  7. I Am Telling You
  8. The Way You Got the Love – Andrew Bird, Esperanza Spalding
  9. I Do
  10. Double Jointed Canyon – Justin Tyson, Matthew Stevens, Esperanza Spalding

Undeveloped (Pre-Exposure Practice)

  1. Helluva
  2. Tangerine
  3. Word Jungle
  4. Chelsea Mercy
  5. Work of Art
  6. Winning Machines
  7. Trouble
  8. 4th Grade
  9. Whisper
  10. Fittest

On December 13, 1988.

On December 13, 1988, “Columbia” label released “The Best Years of Our Lives”, the eighteenth Neil Diamond studio album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Chartmaker Studios”, “Lion Share Recording Studios”, “Village Recorders”, “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Omnisound Recording Studios” in Nashville, “Seacost Sound” in Victoria, British Columbia, and was produced by David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – lead vocals
  • Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Renée Geyer, Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Richard Bennett – acoustic guitar
  • Dean Parks – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Michael Landau, Steve Lukather – electric guitar
  • Mike Brignardello, Reinie Press – bass guitar
  • Tris Imboden, Paul Leim, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Michael Boddicker, Robbie Buchanan, David Foster, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren, Michael Omartian, David Paich – keyboards
  • Rick Bowen, Rhett Lawrence, Kevin Maloney – synthesizer programming
  • Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Larry Williams – horns
  • David Foster, Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Jeremy Lubbock – string arrangements
  • David Foster – arranger
  • Sam Cole, Chris Earthy – production coordination
  • Ned Brown, Barry Cardinale, Larry E. Williams, Alison Zanetos – production assistant
  • Jeffrey Woodruff – engineer
  • Jesse Kanner, Ray Pyle, Dave Reitzas – engineer assistant
  • Humberto Gatica – mixing
  • Mauricio Guerrero, Laura Livingston – mixing assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • David Kirschner – art direction, design
  • Beverley Lazor-Bahr – additional design
  • Matthew Rolston – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

  1. The Best Years of Our Lives
  2. Hard Times for Lovers
  3. This Time – Neil Diamond, David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock
  4. Everything’s Gonna Be Fine – Neil Diamond, Weldon Dean Parks
  5. Hooked on the Memory of You
  6. Take Care of Me – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  7. Baby Can I Hold You – Tracy Chapman
  8. Carmelita’s Eyes – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  9. Courtin’ Disaster – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  10. If I Couldn’t See You Again
  11. Long Hard Climb – Neil Diamond, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren

In December 1955.

In December 1955, “Norgran” label released “Pres and Sweets”, an album by Lester Young and Harry Edison, It was recorded in November 1955, at “Radio Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Lester Young – tenor saxophone
  • Harry Edison – trumpet
  • Oscar Peterson – piano
  • Herb Ellis – guitar
  • Ray Brown – bass
  • Buddy Rich – drums

Track listing:

  1.  Mean to Me – Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk
  2. Red Boy Blues – Lester Young
  3. Pennies from Heaven – Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke
  4. That’s All – Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes
  5. One O’Clock Jump – Count Basie
  6. She’s Funny That Way – Neil Moret, Richard A. Whiting

On december 1, 2008.

On December 1, 2008, “New West” labl released “Ready for the Flood”, an album by Mark Olson and Gary Louris. It was recorded in 2008, at “Sage & Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Chris Robinson.

Personnel:

  • Mark Olson – vocals, acoustic guitar, Fender Rhodes, Melodeon
  • Gary Louris – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica
  • George Reiff – bass
  • Jimi Hey – drums
  • Chris Robinson – harmonica, backing vocals
  • Jason Yates – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Ben Peeler – banjo, dobro
  • Michael Nieves – executive producer
  • David Gorman – executive producer
  • Beau Raymond – engineer
  • Joe Gastwirst – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Olson and Gary Louris

  1. Rose Society
  2. Bicycle
  3. Turn Your Pretty Name Around
  4. Saturday Morning on Sunday Street
  5. Kick the Wood
  6. Chamberlain, SD
  7. Black Eyes, Doves And Stones,
  8. My Gospel Song for You
  9. When the Wind Comes Up
  10. Bloody Hands
  11. Life’s Warm Sheets
  12. Trap’s Been Set

On November 29, 1993.

On November 29, 1993, “ZYX Music” label released “Bastards”, the eleventh Motörhead studio album. It was recorded in 1993, at “A&M Studios” and “Prime Time Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Howard Benson.

Personnel:

  • Lemmy (Ian Kilmister) – lead vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
  • Phil “Zööm” Campbell – rhythm and lead guitar
  • Michael “Würzel” Burston – rhythm and lead guitar
  • Mikkey Dee – drums
  • Howard Benson – keyboards, mixing
  • Ryan Dorn – engineer, mixing
  • John Aguto – assistant engineer
  • Randy Wine – assistant engineer
  • Darrin Mann – assistant engineer
  • John Gaudesi – assistant engineer
  • Gregg Barrett – assistant engineer
  • Devin Foutz – assistant engineer
  • Eddy Schreyer – mastering
  • Lisa Lake – art design, layout
  • Connie Williamson – art design, layout
  • Joe Petagno Snaggletooth – album cover
  • Henri Clausei – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Kilmister, Phil Campbell, Michael Burston, Mikkey Dee except where noted.

  1. On Your Feet or on Your Knees
  2. Burner
  3. Death of Glory
  4. I Am the Sword
  5. Born to raise hell – Ian Kilmister
  6. Don’t Let Daddy Kiss Me – Ian Kilmister
  7. Bad Woman
  8. Liar
  9. Lost in the Ozone
  10. I’m Your Man
  11. We Bring the Shake
  12. Devils

On November 20, 1973.

On November 20, 1973, “Warner Bros” label released “Muscle of Love”, the seventh and final Alice Cooper band studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Record Plant” in New York, “The Cooper Mansion” in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Personnel:

  • Alice Cooper – vocals
  • Glen Buxton – lead guitar
  • Michael Bruce – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Dennis Dunaway – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Neal Smith – drums, backing vocals
  • Mick Mashbir – guitar
  • Dick Wagner – guitar
  • Bob Dolin – keyboards, background vocals
  • Paul Prestopino – banjo
  • Dave Libert, Dolly, Stu Daye, Dennis Ferrante, Joe Gannon, The Big Cheese, Liza Minnelli, Labelle, Ronnie Spector, The Pointer Sisters – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo) – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
  2. Never Been Sold Before – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
  3. Head Hearted Alice – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  4. Crazy Little Child – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  5. Working Up a Sweat – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  6. Muscle of Love – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  7. Man With the Golden Gun – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
  8. Teenage lament ’74 – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  9. Woman Machine – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith