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In December 1978.

In December 1978, “Polydor” label released “Take a Look at Those Cakes”, the 47th James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals, arranger, sleeve notes
  • St. Clair Pinckney – arranger, liner notes
  • Christoph Blumrich – artwork

Track listing:

  1. For Goodness Sakes, Look at Those Cakes – James Brown, Deidre Brown
  2. A Man Understands – James Brown, Deidre Brown
  3. Someone To Talk To – James Brown, St. Clair Pinckney
  4. Spring – James Brown, Deirdre Brown, St. Clair Pinckney
  5. As Long As I Love You – James Brown, Deirdre Brown, St. Clair Pinckney

On November 10, 2014.

On November 10, 2014, “Roswell” label released “Sonic Highways”, the eighth Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded September 2013 – July 2014, at “Electrical Audio” in Chicago, “Inner Ear” in Arlington County, Virginia, “Southern Ground” in Nashville, “6A” in Austin, “Rancho De La Luna” in Joshua Tree, California, “Preservation Hall” in New Orleans, “Robert Lang” in Seattle, “The Magic Shop” in New York City, and was produced by Butch Vig, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hwakins and Chris Shiflett.

Personnel:

  • Dave Grohl – lead and backing vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitar, cymbals, EBow
  • Pat Smear – rhythm and lead guitar
  • Chris Shiflett – lead guitar, devil pickin’, backing vocals
  • Nate Mendel – bass guitar
  • Taylor Hawkins – drums, backing vocals
  • Joe Walsh – lead guitar
  • Gary Clark, Jr. – lead guitar
  • Rick Nielsen – baritone guitar
  • Rami Jaffee – clavinet; organ; mellotron; piano; Wurlitzer electric piano; backing vocals, space keys
  • Charlie Gabriel – clarinet
  • Mark Braud – trumpet
  • Ben Jaffe – tuba 
  • Ronell Johnson – tuba, backing vocals
  • Freddie Lonzo – trombone 
  • Clint Maedgen – saxophone, backing vocals
  • Zac Brown – devil pickin’, backing vocals
  • Drew Hester – percussion; tambourine
  • Barrett Jones – EBow
  • Los Angeles Youth Orchestra – strings 
  • Tony Visconti – string arrangement
  • Ben Gibbard – backing vocals
  • Chris Goss – backing vocals
  • Jim Rota – backing vocals
  • Peter Stahl – backing vocals
  • Skeeter Thompson – backing vocals
  • Kristeen Young – backing vocals
  • Justin Armstrong – studio assistance
  • Brandon Bell – studio assistance
  • Charlie Bolois – studio assistance
  • Dakota Bowman – studio assistance
  • Marcel Fernandez – studio assistance
  • Kabir Hermon – studio assistance
  • John Lousteau – studio assistance
  • Matt Mangano – studio assistance
  • Greg Norman – studio assistance
  • Jon San Paolo – studio assistance
  • Matthias Schneeberger – studio assistance
  • Chris Shurtleff – studio assistance
  • Ben Simoneti – studio assistance
  • Don Zientara – studio assistance
  • James Brown – recording, mixing
  • Reuben Cohen – mastering
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Gersh Gershunoff – drums technician
  • Morning Breath, Inc. – art direction, design
  • Stephan Martiniere – cover illustration
  • Ringo – photography
  • Andrew Stuart – photography

Track listing:

  1. Something from Nothing
  2. The Feast and the Famine
  3. Congregation
  4. What Did I Do/God as My Witness
  5. Outside
  6. In the Clear
  7. Subterranean
  8. I am a River

In November 1965.

In November 1965, “Smash Records” label released “James Brown Plays James Brown Today & Yesterday”, the tenth James Brown album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by James Brown.

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown, except where noted.

  1. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, Pt. 1
  2. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, Pt. 2
  3. Oh Baby Don’t You Weep
  4. Try Me (single version)
  5. Sidewinder – Lee Morgan
  6. Out of Sight – Ted Wright
  7. Maybe the Last Time – Ted Wright
  8. Every Beat of My Heart – Johnny Otis
  9. Hold It – Billy Butler, Clifford Scott
  10.  A Song for My Father Pt.1 – Horace Silver
  11. A Song for My Father Pt. 2 – Horace Silver

On September 29, 1992.

On September 29, 1992, “Elektra” label released “Our Time in Eden”, the fifth 10,000 Maniacs studio album. It was recorded July 1991 – May 1992, at “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, New York, and was produced by Paul Fox.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals, piano
  • Dennis Drew – Hammond organ, piano, keyboards, accordion
  • Robert Buck – acoustic and electric guitars, electric sitar, banjo, pedal and lap steel guitars, mandocello
  • Steven Gustafson – bass guitar
  • Jerome Augustyniak – drums, percussion
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Ralph Morrison – violin
  • Bruce Dukov – violin
  • Mary Ramsey – violin, viola
  • Pamela Goldsmith – viola
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Charles Fleischer – harmonica
  • Kim Laskowski – bassoon
  • Atsuko Sato – bassoon
  • James Brown – horns
  • Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis – tenor saxophone
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • Fred Wesley – trombone
  • Paul Buckmaster – string quartet arranger, conductor
  • Ed Thacker – engineer, mixing
  • Michael Reiter – second engineer
  • Scott Blockland – mixing (second engineer)
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Frank Olinsky, Miss Merchant – package design
  • Rob Marinissen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant except where noted.

  1. Noah’s Dove
  2. These Are Days – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  3. Eden – Jerome Augustyniak, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  4. Few and Far Between
  5. Stockton Gala Days – Jerome Augustyniak, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  6. Gold Rush Brides – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  7. Jezebel
  8. How You’ve Grown
  9. Candy Everybody Wants – Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant
  10. Tolerance
  11. Circle Dream – Jerome Augustyniak, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  12. If You Intend
  13. I’m Not the Man

On September 24, 2021.

On September 24, 2021, Alfred James Ellis aka Pee Wee Ellis died aged 80. He was musician (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, flute, keyboards), arranger and composer, worked as musical director and arranger with George Benson, Hank Crawford and Esther Phillips. Ellis recorded and performed with David Liebman, Jack McDuff, Rebirth Brass Band, Shirley Scott, Sonny Stitt, Leon Thomas, Van Morrison, Ginger Baker’s jazz Confusion, The JB Horns, Maceo Parker, Brass Fever, Ali Farka Touré and The Dapps, but was best known as longtime collaborator of James Brown. He co-wrote and recorded some of Brown’s best-known songs like “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” and “Cold Sweat”. As leader Ellis released 13 albums.

In September 1964.

In September 1964, “Smash Records” label released “Out of Sight”, the ninth James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1964, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals
  • Bobby Byrd – organ, backing vocals
  • Ernie Hayes – piano, organ
  • Les Buie – guitar
  • Billy Butler – guitar
  • Wallace Richardson – guitar
  • Lucas Fats Gonder – organ
  • Bernard Odum – bass
  • Sam Thomas – bass
  • Al Lucas – bass
  • David “Panama” Francis – drums
  • Melvin Parker – drums
  • Nat Kendrick – drums
  • Nat Jones – alto saxophone
  • George Dorsey – alto saxophone
  • Haywood Henry – baritone saxophone
  • Maceo Parker – baritone saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone
  • Sam “The Man” Taylor – tenor saxophone
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Al Brisco Clark – tenor saxophone
  • Eldde Williams – tenor saxophone
  • St. Clair Pinckney – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Dupars – trumpet
  • McKinley Johnson – trumpet
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Teddy Washington – trumpet
  • Richard Harris – trombone
  • Wilmer Milton – trombone
  • New York Studio Orchestra
  • New York Studio Chorus
  • Sammy Lowe – conductor, arranger
  • Eugen “Baby Lloyd” Stallworth, Bobby Bennett – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Out of Sight – Ted Wright
  2. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  3. Good Rockin’ Tonight – Roy Brown
  4. Till Then – Eddie Seiler, Guy Wood, Sol Marcus
  5. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
  6. I Wanna be Around – Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt
  7. I Got You – Ted Wright
  8. Maybe the Last Time – Ted Wright
  9. Mona Lisa – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
  10. I Love You, Porgy – George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  11. Only You – Ande Rand, Buck Ram
  12. Somethin’ Else – Ted Wright

In September 1963.

In September 1963, “King” label released “Prisoner of Love”, the sixth James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1963, and was produced by James Brown.

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown, except where noted.

  1. Prisoner of Love – Clarence Gaskill, Leo Robin, Russ Columbo
  2. Waiting In Vain – Ivory Joe Hunter
  3. Again – Dorcas Cochran, Lionel Newman
  4. Lost Someone – Baby Lloyd Starwort
  5. Bewidered – Leonard Whitcup, Teddy Powell
  6. So Long – Russ Morgan
  7. Signed, Sealed and Delivered – Cowboy Copas, Lois Mann
  8. Try Me
  9. (Can You) Feel It Pt.1
  10. How Long Darling
  11. The Thing in G

In September 1962.

In September 1962, “King” label released “James Brown and His Famous Flames Tour the U.S.A.”, the fifth James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1962, and was produced by James Brown.

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown, except where noted.

  1. Mashed Potatoes U.S.A.
  2. Choo-Choo Locomotion
  3. Three Hearts In a Tangle – Ray Pennington, Sonny Thompson
  4. Doin’ the Limbo
  5. I Don’t Care
  6. Joggin’ Along
  7. I’ve Got Money
  8. Sticky – James Brown, J.C. Davis
  9. Like a Baby – Jesse Stone
  10. Every Beat of My Heart – Johnny Otis
  11. In the Wee Wee Hours (Of the Nite)
  12. Cross Firing

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “King” label released “It’s a Mother”, the twenty sixth James Brown album. It was recorded in 1969, at “King Studios”, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocal, arranger
  • Dave Harrison – engineer
  • Dan Quest Studio – photography
  • Hal Neely – liner notes
  • Bud Hobgood – production coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown, except where noted.

  1. Mother Popcorn Pt. 1 – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  2. Mother Popcorn Pt. 2 – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  3. Mashed Potato Popcorn Pt. 1
  4. Mashed Potato Popcorn Pt. 2
  5. I’m Shook
  6. Popcorn With a Feeling – James Brown, Alfonzo Kellum, Clyde Stubblefield, Jimmy Nolen, St. Clair Pinckney
  7. The Little Groove Maker Me Pt. 1 – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  8. The Little Groove Maker Me Pt. 2 – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  9. Any Day Now – Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard
  10. If I Ruled the World – Cyril Ornadel, Leslie Bricusse
  11. You’re Still Out of Sight
  12. Top of the Stack – James Brown, Alfred Brown

In July 1978.

In July 1978, “Polydor” label released “Get Up Offa That Thing”, the 43rd James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals, arrangements
  • Patricia Dryden – cover illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Deanna Brown, Deirdre Brown and Yamma Brown, except where noted.

  • Get Up Offa That Thing / Release the Pressure
  • You Took My Heart – Deanna Brown, Deirdre Brown, St. Clair Pinckney, Yamma Brown
  • I Refuse to Lose
  • Can’t Take it with You
  • Home Again
  • This Feeling