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On June 29, 2018.

On June 29, 2018, “Virgin EMI” label released “High as Hope”, the fourth Florence and the Machine studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2018, at “Beacon House” in Los Angeles, “123” in London, and was produced by Emile Haynie, Florence Welch, Brett Shaw, Thomas Bartlett, and Tobias Jesso Jr.


  • Florence Welch– vocals, drums, percussion, piano, additional synths, drawing
  • Emile Haynie– synths, drums
  • Brett Shaw – Rhodes, synths, programming, bass, additional drums, additional percussion
  • Thomas Bartlett– piano, Mellotron, organ, synths, bass, keyboards
  • Andrew Wyatt– bass, piano, Mellotron, additional synths
  • Jonathan Wilson– guitars, additional drums
  • Rob Ackroyd – guitars, ukelele
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar
  • Carla Azar– drums
  • Tom Monger – harp
  • Kamasi Washington– tenor saxophone, horns arrangement
  • Jamie xx– drums, synths
  • James Gadson– additional drums
  • Jasper Randall – vocal contracting
  • Angela Parrish – backing vocals
  • Leslie Stevens – backing vocals
  • Sampha Sisay– piano
  • Tobias Jesso Jr.– additional keyboards, piano
  • Josh Tillman– additional guitar
  • Nathan Willett– backing vocals
  • Lu Lu McJunkins – cello
  • Emile Haynie – recording
  • Brett Shaw – recording
  • Tim Montague – additional recording
  • Morgan Stratton – additional recording
  • Michael Harris – additional recording
  • Keith Gretlein – additional recordingZachary Zajdel – assistant engineering
  • Christopher Cerullo – assistant engineering
  • Derrick Stockwell – assistant engineering
  • Matt Mysko – assistant engineering
  • Tom Elmhirst– mixing
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Sally Herbert – arrangements, conducting
  • Tom Bailey – recording
  • John Prestage – assistant engineering
  • Olli Cunningham – score supervision
  • Isobel Griffiths – contracting
  • Amy Stewart – assistant contracting
  • Everton Nelson – leading
  • Brian Roettinger – art direction
  • Tom Beard – photography 

Track listing:

All tracks by Florence Welch, except where noted.

  1. June
  2. Hunger – Florence Welch, Tobias Jesso Jr., Emile Haynie
  3. South London Forever – Florence Welch, Brett Shaw
  4. Big God – Florence Welch, Jamie Smith
  5. Sky Full of Song – Florence Welch, Emilie Hayine, Thomas Bartlett
  6. Grace – Florence Welch, Emile Haynie, Tobias Jesso Jr.
  7. Patricia – Florence Welch, Emile Haynie, Thomas Bartlett
  8. 100 Years
  9. The End of Love – Florence Welch, Tobias Jesso Jr.
  10. No Choir – Florence Welch, Emile Hayine, Andrew Wyatt

On May 19, 1977.

On May 19, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Sweet Passion”, the twenty-third Aretha Franklin album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, at “ABC Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, “Whitney Recording Studios” in Glendale, CA, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, Lamont Dozier, Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager.


  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, keyboards
  • B. Barnum– rhythm arrangements, horn arrangements, string arrangements, keyboards
  • Ray Brown – bass guitar
  • Sonny Burke– keyboards
  • Joe Clayton – congas, percussion
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Ronald Coleman – keyboards
  • Lamont Dozier– rhythm arrangements
  • Scott Edwards – bass guitar
  • James Gadson– drums
  • McKinley Jackson – rhythm arrangements, horn arrangements
  • Harold Mason – drums
  • Craig McMillian – guitar
  • Mike Morgan – guitar
  • Gene Page– horn and string arrangements
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Ray Parker Jr.– guitar
  • Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Lee Ritenour– guitar
  • Sylvester Rivers– keyboards
  • Bob Zimmitti – percussion
  • David Paich, Marty Paich – co-producers
  • Frank Kemjar, Reginald Dozier, Barney Perkins – engineer
  • Reginald Dozier, Barney Perkins – mixing.
  • Dennis King – mastering
  • Bob Defrin – photography
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Break It To Me Gently – Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager
  2. When I Think About You – Aretha Franklin
  3. What I Did for Love – Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban
  4. No One Could Ever Love You More – Lamont Dozier
  5. A Tender Touch – Aretha Franklin
  6. Touch Me Up – Lamont Dozier
  7. Sunshine Will Never Be The Same – Lamont Dozier
  8. Meadows of Springtime – Aretha Franklin
  9. Mumbles / I’ve Got the Music in Me – Clark Terry, Aretha Franklin, Bias Boshell
  10. Sweet Passion – Aretha Franklin

On November 24, 1992.

On November 24, 1992, “Columbia” label released “The Future”, the ninth Leonard Cohen studio album. It was recorded January – June 1992, and was produced by Leonard Cohen, Steve Lindsey, Bill Ginn, Leanne Ungar, Rebecca De Mornay and Yoav Goren. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”.


  • Leonard Cohen – vocals, programming, saxophone, violin
  • Bob Metzger, Paul Jackson Jr., Dean Parks, Dennis Herring – guitar
  • Freddie Washington, Bob Glaub, Lee Sklar– bass
  • Steve Lindsey, Greg Phillinganes, Jeff Fisher, Randy Kerber, John Barnes, James Cox, Mike Finnigan, Stephen Croes – keyboards
  • Steve Meador, James Gadson, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ed Greene– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Brandon Fields, Lon Price – tenor saxophone
  • Greg Smith – baritone saxophone
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet, trombone
  • Bob Furgo – violin
  • Anjani Thomas, Jacquelyn Gouche-Farris, Tony Warren, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo, Julie Christensen, Perla Batalla, David Morgan, Jennifer Warnes, Edna Wright, Jean Johnson, Peggi Blu – backing vocals
  • The A. Mass Choir– choir; directed by Donald Taylor
  • David Campbell – orchestral and background vocal arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Leonard Cohen, except where noted.

  1. The Future
  2. Waiting for the Miracle – Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson
  3. Be for Real – Frederick Knight
  4. Closing Time
  5. Anthem
  6. Democracy
  7. Light as the Breeze
  8. Always – Irving Berlin
  9. Tacoma Trailer

On October 3, 2006.

On October 3, 2006, “Interscope” label released “The Information”, the seventh Beck studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, and was produced by Nigel Godrich.


  • Beck– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, melodica,  piano,  organ,  keyboards, programming, effects, scratching, sitar, bass guitar,  harmonica, kalimba, percussion, drums, drum effects, glockenspiel, Game Boy
  • Nigel Godrich– mixing, keyboards, programming, effects, scratching,  tambourine, percussion, background vocals, Speak ‘n Spell, whistle, Tote-A-Tune, kalimba, drums, Game Boy
  • Jason Falkner– bass guitars, electric and acoustic guitar, African bass, Moog synthesizer bass, background vocals, percussion, drums
  • James Gadson– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Roger Manning Jr.– intro sounds
  • Alex Acuña– percussion, background vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Brian LeBarton– Speak ‘n Spell
  • Justin Stanley– electric and acoustic guitar, background vocals, percussion, flute
  • Greg Kurstin– keyboards, berimbau, piano, bass keyboard, synthesizer, background vocals, acoustic guitar
  • DJ Z-Trip– scratching
  • Stevie Black – cello, percussion, background vocals
  • Lucia Ribisi – girl on “Cellphone’s Dead”
  • Cosimo Hansen – talking
  • Sean Davis – bass guitars
  • Rachel Shelley– shipping forecast
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, conductor
  • Suzie Katayama, Charlie Bisharat– strings
  • Spike Jonze, Dave Eggers– talking on “Exoskeleton”

Track listing:

All tracks by Beck Hansen, except where noted.

  1. Elevator Music
  2. Think I’m in Love
  3. Cellphone’s Dead
  4. Strange Apparition
  5. Soldier Jane – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  6. Nausea
  7. New Round
  8. Dark Star
  9. We Dance Alone
  10. No Complaints
  11. 1000 BPM
  12. Motorcade – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  13. The Information
  14. Movie Theme – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
  15. The Horrible Fanfare/Landslide/Exoskeleton – Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich


  • “The Horrible Fanfare” section uses a sample of “Cellphone’s Dead”.
  • “The Landslide” section uses a sample from the song “Requiem pour un con” by the French singer Serge Gainsbourg.
  • “The Exoskeleton” section contains dialogue spoken by Dave Eggersand Spike Jonze


In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Columbia” label released “Secrets”, the 16th Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded in 1976, in San Francisco, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock.


  • Herbie Hancock– acoustic piano, Rhodes electric piano, electric grand piano, ARP Odyssey, ARP String Ensemble,  Hohner D6 Clavinet,  Micromoog, Oberheim 4 Voice, Echoplex
  • Bennie Maupin– soprano sax, tenor sax, saxello, lyricon, bass clarinet
  • Ray Parker Jr.– guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Jackson– bass
  • James Gadson, James Levi– drums
  • Kenneth Nash– percussion
  • Wah Wah Watson– guitar, Maestro universal synthesiser system / sample and hold unit, voice bag; vocals, bass

Track listing:

  1. Doin’ It – Melvin Ragin, Ray Parker, Jr.
  2. People Music – Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin, Paul Jackson
  3. Cantelope Island – Herbie Hancock
  4. Spider – Melvin Ragin, Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson
  5. Gentle Thoughts – Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin
  6. Swamp Rat – Paul Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin
  7. Sansho Shima – Bennie Maupin

In May 1972.

In May 1972, “Sussex” label released “Still Bill”, the second Bill Withers studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Benorce Blackmon, Bill Withers, James Gadson, Melvin Dunlap and Ray Jackson. The album includes the single “Lean on Me”, which is number 205 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


  • Bill Withers – guitar, piano, vocals
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion
  • Benorce Blackmon – guitar
  • Melvin Dunlap – bass
  • James Gadson- drums, percussion
  • Raymond Jackson – piano, clavinet, electric piano, horn and string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Withers, except where noted.

  1. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
  2. Let Me in Your Life
  3. Who Is He (And What Is He to You)? – Bill Withers, Stanley McKenny
  4. Use Me
  5. Lean On Me
  6. Kissing My Love
  7. I Don’t Know
  8. Another day to Run – Bill Withers, Benorce Blackmon
  9. I Don’t Want You on My Mind
  10. Take It All In and Check It All Out


In March 1974.

In March 1974, “Columbia” label released “Slow Dancer”, the sixth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Johnny Bristol.


  • Boz Scaggs – vocals, guitar
  • David Cohen, David T. Walker, Dennis Coffee, Greg Poree, Jay Graydon, Wah Wah Watson, Orville “Red” Rhodes- guitars
  • Clarence McDonald, Jerry Peters, Joe Sample, Michael Melvoin, Russell Turner – keyboards
  • James Jamerson, James Hughart – bass
  • Ernie Watts, Fred Jackson, John Kelson – saxophone
  • George Bohanon, Lon Norman – trombone
  • Chuck Findley, Jack Laubach, Paul Hubinon, Warren Roche – trumpet, flugehorn
  • Gene Estes, John Arnold – percussion, vibraphone
  • Ed Greene, James Gadson- drums
  • Joe Clayton, King Errison – congas
  • Carolyn Willis, Julia Tillman, Lorna Willard, Myrna Matthews, Pat Henderson – background vocals
  • Arranged by B. Barnum
  • Engineer – Greg Venable
  • Remix – Al Schmitt
  • Photography – Ethan Russell
  • Artwork by Tony Lane

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs; except where noted.

  1. You Make It So Hard (To Say No)
  2. Slow Dancer – George Daly, Boz Scaggs
  3. Angel Lady (Come Just In Time) – Johnny Bristol, Jack McDonough, Boz Scaggs
  4. There Is Someone Else
  5. Hercules – Allen Toussaint
  6. Pain of Love – Johnny Bristol
  7. Sail on White Moon – Johnny Bristol
  8. Let It Happen – Johnny Bristol, Boz Scaggs
  9. I Got Your Number – Johnny Bristol, Eddie Reeves
  10. Take It for Granted

On October 29, 1982.


On October 29, 1982, “Warner Bros” label released “The Nightfly”, the first Donald Fagen solo album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Soundworks Digital Audio/Video Recording Studios”, “Automated Sound” in N.Y; “Village Recorders” in L.A., and was produced by Gary Katz. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”. The album cover design was by Gale Sasson and Vern Yenor, George Delmerico was art director, and the picture was taken by James Hamilton.

  • Donald Fagen- lead vocals, organ, synthesizer, synth blues harp, electric piano, piano, background vocals, horn arrangements, linear notes
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, euphonium
  • Michael Brecker- tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Larry Carlton- lead guitar, guitar
  • Ronnie Cuber- baritone saxophone
  • Rick Derringer- guitar
  • Frank “Harmonica Frank” Floyd- background vocals
  • James Gadson- drums, additional drums
  • Ed Greene- drums
  • Gordon Grody – background vocals
  • Anthony Jackson- bass
  • Steve Jordan- drums
  • Steve Khan- acoustic guitar
  • Abraham Laboriel- bass
  • Daniel Lazerus – background vocals
  • Will Lee- bass
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar, harmonica
  • Leslie Miller – background vocals
  • Marcus Miller- bass
  • Rob Mounsey- synthesizer, horn arrangements
  • Roger Nichols- percussion, special effects
  • Michael Omartian– piano, electric piano
  • Dean Parks- guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes- synthesizer, piano, piano solo, electric piano ,  clavinet, synthesizer bass
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums, additional drums
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • Zachary Sanders – background vocals
  • Valerie Simpson- background vocals
  • David Tofani -alto saxophone
  • Starz Vanderlocket- percussion, background vocals
  • Engineers: Daniel Lazerus,Roger Nichols, Elliot Scheiner
  • Assistant engineers: Robin Lane, Mike Morongell, Cheryl Smith, Wayne Yurgelun
  • Mixing:Elliot Scheiner
  • Mastering:Bob Ludwig
  • Digital editing assistant: Mike Morongell, Wayne Yurgelun
  • Project assistant: Ginger Dettman, Steve Pokorny, Steve Woolard
  • Tracking:Elliot Scheiner
  • Authoring: David Dieckmann, George Lydecker
  • Sequencing:Roger Nichols
  • Overdub engineer: Daniel Lazerus
  • Design: Greg Allen
  • Editorial supervision: Cory Frye
  • Screen design: Andrew Thomas

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Fagen, except where noted

  1. G.Y.
  2. Green Flower Street
  3. Ruby Baby – Jerry Leiberand Mike Stoller, arranged by Donald Fagen
  4. Maxine
  5. New Frontier
  6. The Nightfly
  7. The Goodbye Look
  8. Walk Between Raindrops

On August 22, 1975.

Man Child

On August 22, 1975, “Columbia” label released “Man-Child”, the seventeenth Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, at “Wally Heider Studios”; “Funky Features” in San Francisco, “Village Recorders”; “Crystal Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock.


  • Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, acoustic piano, electric piano, ARP Odyssey, ARP Pro Soloist, Oberheim 4 Voice, Fender Rhodes, clavinet
  • Wayne Shorter– alto and soprano saxophones
  • Jay DaVersa, Bud Brisbois– trumpet
  • Bennie Maupin– bass clarinet, alto flute, saxello, bass flute, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, percussion
  • Dick “Slide” Hyde– tuba and bass trombone
  • Garnett Brown– trombone
  • Henry E. Davis, Paul Jackson, Louis Johnson– electric bass
  • Harvey Mason, James Gadson, Mike Clark– drums
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • Bill Summers– percussion
  • Ernie Watts, Jim Horn– flute and saxophone
  • Dewayne McKnight, David T. Walker– electric guitar
  • Wah Wah Watson– synthesizer, voice bag, electric guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Herbie Hancock, except where noted.

  1. Hang Up Your Hang Ups – Herbie Hancock, Ragin, Paul Jackson
  2. Sun Touch
  3. The Traitor – Herbie Hancock, Ragin, Louis Johnson, Wayne Shorter
  4. Bubbles – Herbie Hancock, Ragin
  5. Steppin’ in It
  6. Heartbeat – Herbie Hancock, Ragin, Paul Jackson




On March 16, 1976.

Marvin Gaye - I want you

On March 16, 1976, “Tamla” label released “I Want You”, the fourteenth Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded in 1975 and 1976, at “Marvin’s Room” and “Hitsville West” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware and Arthur “T-Boy” Ross.


  • Marvin Gaye – vocals
  • Coleridge- Taylor Perkinson – arranger
  • Chuck Rainey, Henry Davis, Ron Brown,Wilton Felder – bass
  • Bobbye Hall Porter,Eddie “Bongo” Brown – bongos, congas
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Jerry Peters, John Barnes,Sonny Burke – electric piano (Fender Rhodes), piano
  • David T. Walker,Dennis Coffey, Jay Graydon, Melvin “Wah Wah” Watson, Ray Parker, Jr. – guitar
  • Gary Coleman, Jack Arnold – percussion
  • Ernie Barnes, Frank Mulvey – artwork

Track listing:

  1. I Want You (vocal) – Arthur “T-Boy” Ross, Leon Ware
  2. Come Live with Me Angel – Jacqueline Hilliard, Leon Ware
  3. After the Dance – Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware
  4. Feel All My Love Inside – Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware
  5. I Wanna Be Where You Are – Arthur “T-Boy” Ross, Leon Ware
  6. I Want You (Intro Jam) –  Arthur “T-Boy” Ross, Leon Ware
  7. All the Way Round – Arthur “T-Boy” Ross, Leon Ware
  8. Since I Had You – Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware
  9. Soon I’ll Be Loving You Again – Maring Gaye, Arthur “T-Boy” Ross, Leon Ware
  10. I Want You (Jam) – Arthur “T-Boy” Ross, Leon Ware
  11. After the Dance (Vocal) – Marvin Gaye, Leon Ware