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On November 8, 2011.

On November 8, 2011, “Mack Avenue” label released “Conversations with Christian”,  the tenth Christian McBride album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Avatar Studios”, and “MSR Studios” in New York City, “Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago, “LeGonks”  in Los Angeles, and was produced by Christian McBride.

Personnel:

  • Christian McBride – upright bass
  • Angélique Kidjo – vocal
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocal
  • Sting – vocal
  • Gina Gershon – vocal
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • Roy Hargrove – trumpet
  • George Duke – keyboards
  • Regina Carter – violin
  • Ron Blake – saxophone
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Billy Taylor – piano
  • Russell Malone – guitar
  • Randall Kennedy – creative directo
  • André Kimo – associate producer
  • Mat Lejeune – engineer
  • Fernando Lodeiro – assistant engineer
  • Anna Webber – photography

Track listing:

  1. Afrika – Jean Hébrail, Angélique Kidjo
  2. Fat Bach and Greens – Johann Sebastian Bach, traditional
  3. Consider Me Gone – Sting
  4. Guajeo y Tumbao – Eddie Palmieri
  5. Baubles, Bangles and Beads – George Forrest, Robert Wright
  6. Spiritual – Billy Taylor
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  9. McDukey Blues – Christian McBride
  10. Tango Improvisation #1 – Chick Corea, Christian McBride
  11. Sister Rosa – Christian McBride
  12. Shake ‘n Blake – Christian McBride
  13. Chitlins and Gefiltefish – Christian McBride
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In July 1982.

In July 1982, “Arista” label released “Jump To It”, the thirty-first Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Mediasound Studios” in New York City, “Record Plant” and “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, “Soundsuite” in Detroit, and was produced by Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin. The album received the “American Music Award” for “Best Soul Album”.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Love – guitar solo
  • Marcus Miller– bass, synthesizer, synthesizer and rhythm arrangements, keyboards
  • Francisco Centeno, Louis Johnson– bass
  • Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams– drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – congas, percussion
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Nat Adderley, Jr.– keyboards, rhythm arrangements
  • Luther Vandross– backing vocals, keyboards, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • George Duke– acoustic piano solo
  • Sonny Burke– keyboards
  • Paul Riser, Leon Pendarvis, Jr., Jerry Hey– horn and string arrangements
  • George Young – soprano sax solo
  • Erma Franklin, Pam Vincent, Sandra Dance, Brenda White, Cissy Houston, Fonzi Thornton, Michelle Cobbs, Phillip Ballou, Tawatha Agee, Norma Jean Wright, Alexandra Brown, Darlene Love, Paulette McWilliams, Stephanie Spruill, Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Four Tops– backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Levi Stubbs – lead vocals
  • Production coordination – Sephra Herman
  • Recorded and mixed by Michael Brauer
  • Additional engineers – Carl Beatty, Lee Keifer
  • Assistant engineers – Michael Christopher, Karat Faye, John Hanlon, Harry Spiridakis, Don Wershba, Warren Woods
  • Music contractors – Sephra Herma, Trevor Veitch
  • Art Direction, design – Ria Lewerke-Shapiro
  • Photography – Harry Langdon
  • Lettering – Sue Reilly

Track listing:

  1. Jump to It – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  2. Love Me Right – Luther Vandross
  3. If She Don’t Want Your Lovin’ – Sam Dees
  4. This Is for Real – Luther Vandross
  5. (It’s Just) Your Love – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  6. I Wanna Make It Up to You – Aretha Franklin
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Just My Daydream – Smokey Robinson

On September 23, 1969.

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On September 23, 1969, “Gordy” label released “Puzzle People”,the eleventh  Temptations studio album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Norman Whitfield.

Personnel:

  • Dennis Edwards: vocals
  • Eddie Kendricks: vocals
  • Paul Williams: vocalsBobby Russell,
  • Melvin Franklin: vocals
  • Otis Williams: vocals
  • Barrett Strong: lyricist
  • The Funk Brothers: instrumentation

Track listing:

  1. I Can’t Get Next to You – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  2. Hey Jude – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Don’t Let The Joneses Get You Down – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  4. Message From A Black Man – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  5. It’s Your Thing – Ronald Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley
  6. Little Green Apples – Bobby Russell
  7. You Don’t Love Me No More – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, Roger Penzabene
  8. Since I’ve Lost You – Norman Whitfield
  9. Running Away (Ain’t Gonna Help You) – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  10. That’s the Way Love Is – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  11. Slave – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong