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On September 8, 2017.

On September 8, 2017, “Megaforce Records” label released “Shade”, the sixth Living Colour studio album. It was recorded 2013 – 2017, and was produced by Andre Betts.

Personnel:

  • Vernon Reid– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Corey Glover– vocals
  • Will Calhoun– vocals, drums, photography
  • Doug Wimbish– bass
  • Andre Betts – keyboards, arranger, engineer,programming, remixing, band photography
  • Roosevelt Collier – lap steel guitar
  • Marc Cary – organ
  • George Clinton – vocals
  • Bernard Fowler – vocals
  • Jason Craig – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Freedom of Expression (F.O.X.) – Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  2. Preachin’ Blues – Robert Johnson
  3. Come On – Andre Betts, Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  4. Program – Andre Betts, Bernard Hawkins, Kendra Jones
  5. Who Shot Ya? – Christopher Wallace
  6. Always Wrong – Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  7. Blak Out – Andre Betts, Kendra Jones, Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  8. Pattern in Time – Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  9. Who’s That – Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  10. Glass Teeth – Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  11. Invisible – Andre Betts, Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  12. Inner City Blues – Marvin Gaye
  13. Two Sides – Andre Betts, Kendra Jones, Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
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In April 1986.

In April 1986, “Capitol” label released “Cocker”, the tenth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Richie Zito, Terry Manning, Ron Nevison, Albert Hammond and Diane Warren and Bernard Edwards. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, and Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon, Richie Zito, Eddie Martinez, Cliff Goodwin, Dann Huff – guitars
  • Vito San Filippo, Bernard Edwards, Randy Jackson, Arthur Barrow, Mike Moran – bass
  • Mike Moran, Arthur Barrow, Jeff Lorber, Larry Marshall, Jeff Bova, Michael Boddicker, Howard Hersh – keyboards
  • Michael Baird, Anton Fig, Eric Parker – drums
  • Mel Collins, Andrew Love – saxophone
  • Dick Hyde, Steve Madaio, Joel Peskin – horns
  • Albert Hammond, Diane Warren, Curtis King, Maxine Green, Julia Tillman Waters, Leslie Smith, Joe Turano, Elesecia Wright, Maxine Waters – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Shelter Me – Nick DiStefano
  2. A to Z – Tom Kimmel
  3. Don’t You Love Me Anymore – Albert Hammond, Diane Warren
  4. Living Without Your Love – Michael Bolton, Doug James
  5. Don’t Drink The Water – Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson
  6. You Can Leave Your Hat On – Randy Newman
  7. Heart of the Matter – Ronald Miller, Billy Aerts
  8. Inner City Blues – Marvin Gaye, James Nyx Jr.
  9. Love Is on a Fade – Stephen Allen Davis, Dennis Morgan
  10. Heaven -Terry Manning

 

On December 17, 1999.

Grover Washington Jr

On December 17, 1999, Grover Washington, Jr. died aged 56. Being saxophonist, composer and arranger, he is considered to be one of the founders of the smooth jazz genre. Some of his most popular works feature his own compositions and covers of “Mister Magic”, “Take Five”, “Soulful Strut”, “Reed Seed”, “Black Frost”, “Winelight”, “Inner City Blues” and “The Best is Yet to Come”.  In his career he has performed and recorded with many famous musicians, including Kathleen Battle, Kenny Burrell, Hank Crawford, Charles Earland, Dexter Gordon, Urbie Green, Eddie Henderson, Masaru Imada, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Idris Muhammad, Gerry Mulligan, Don Sebesky, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, Mal Waldron, Randy Weston, Bill Withers and Patti LaBelle.