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On July 30, 1984.

On July 30, 1984, “Atlantic” label released “Right By You”, the sixth Stephen Stills studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Stephen Stills, Ron Albert and Howard Albert. The album was dedicated to Felix Pappalardi, Marvin Gaye, Dennis Wilson and JC Agajanian.

Personnel:

  • Stephen Stills – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, percussion
  • Bernie Leadon- guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Page- guitar
  • Chris Hillman- mandolin, vocals
  • Tony Concepcion, Al De Gooyer – trumpet
  • John Kricker – trombone
  • Mike Finnigan- keyboards, vocals
  • Kim Bullard, Lawrence Dermer- keyboards
  • Jerry Scheff, George “Chocolate” Perry- bass
  • Joe Galdo, Joe Lala- drums, percussion
  • Graham Nash, John Sambataro, Herb Pedersen- background vocals

Track listing:

  1. 50/50 – Joe Lala, Stephen Stills
  2. Stranger – Stephen Stills, Christopher Stills
  3. Flaming Heart – Ray Arnott
  4. Love Again – Stephen Stills
  5. No Problem – Stephen Stills
  6. Can’t Let Go – Joe Esposito, Ali Willis
  7. Grey to Green – Stephen Stills, James Newton Howard
  8. Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Neil Young, additional lyrics Stephen Stills
  9. No Hiding Place – Louise Cirtain, Gladys Stacey,  P. Carter, additional lyrics Stephen Stills
  10. Right by You – Stephen Stills
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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Columbia” label released “Middle Man”, the ninth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Bill Schnee.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – guitars, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Carlos Santana- guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Don Grolnick- piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale- drums
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards, clavinet
  • David Hungate- bass
  • Steve Lukather- guitars
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • David Paich- organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Ray Parker, Jr.- guitars
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Adrian Tapia – saxophone
  • Bill Thedford – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Oren Waters- background vocals
  • Paulette Brown – background vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- background vocals
  • Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – background vocals
  • David Lasley- background vocals
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – background vocals
  • Venetta Fields- background vocals
  • Sharon Redd- background vocals
  • Larry Fast, Michael Boddicker, Steve Porcaro- synthesizer programming

Track listing:

All tracks by David Foster and Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. Jojo – David Foster, David Lasley, Boz Scaggs
  2. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  3. Simone
  4. You Can Have Me Anytime
  5. Middle Man
  6. Do Like You Do in New York – Boz Scaggs
  7. Angel You
  8. Isn’t It Time – Boz Scaggs
  9. You Got Some Imagination – Steve Lukather, Scaggs, Bill Schnee

 

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Elektra” label released “Playing Possum”, the fifth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in 1975 at “Sound Labs”, “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Crystal Sound”, “ A&M Studios” and “Burbank Studios” in California, and was produced by Richard Perry.In 1991, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 20 on its  list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon — acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, arrangements, vocals, background vocals
  • Jeff Baxter— guitar
  • Eddie Bongo — conga
  • Rita Coolidge— vocals, background vocals
  • Irving Cottler— drums
  • John— guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Alan Estes — percussion
  • Andrew Gold— guitar, drums, tambourine
  • Jim Gordon— drums
  • Abigale Haness — vocals, background vocals
  • James Newton Howard— arp Synthesizer, keyboards, electric piano
  • Carole King— vocals, background vocals
  • Clydie King— vocals, background vocals
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow— pedal steel guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums
  • Trevor Lawrence — saxophone, alto saxophone
  • Billy Mernit — piano
  • Joe Mondragon — bass
  • Ken Moore — vocals, background vocals
  • Tommy Morgan — harmonica
  • Andy Newmark— percussion, drums
  • Richard Perry— tambourine
  • Vini Poncia— vocals, background vocals
  • Emil Richards— percussion
  • Rodney Richmond — vocals, background vocals
  • Lee Ritenour— guitar, mandolin, electric guitar
  • Alvin Robinson— guitar
  • Leland Sklar— bass, drums
  • Fred Staehle — percussion
  • Ringo Starr— drums
  • Liza Strike — vocals
  • James Taylor— acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals, background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters — vocals, background vocals
  • Derrek Van Eaton — fiddle, flute
  • Lon Van Eaton — clarinet, flute, sitar
  • Klaus Voormann— bass
  • Willie Weeks— bass
  • Maxine Willard — background vocals
  • Carolyn Willis — vocals, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon; except where noted.

  1. After the Storm
  2. Love Out in the Street
  3. Look Me in the Eyes
  4. More and More – Mac Rebennack, Alvin Robinson
  5. Slave – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  6. Attitude Dancing – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  7. Sons of Summer – Bill Mernit
  8. Waterfall
  9. Are You Ticklish
  10. Playing Possum

In March 1983.

In March 1983, “Capitol” label released “Outside Inside” the sixth Tubes studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by David Foster, Prairie Prince and Stacy Baird.

Personnel:

  • Rick Anderson – bass
  • Michael Cotten – synthesizer
  • Mingo Lewis – percussion
  • Prairie Prince- drums, art direction
  • Bill Spooner- guitar, vocals
  • Roger Steen – guitar, vocals
  • Fee Waybill- vocals, mixing
  • Vince Welnick– keyboards
  • Maurice White – vocals
  • Patti Austin- background vocals
  • Bill Burks – contribution
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Martha Davis– vocals
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Chuck Finley– horn
  • David Foster– keyboards
  • Gary Grant – horn
  • Jay Graydon – horn
  • Gary Herbig – horn
  • Jerry Hey- arranger, horn
  • James Newton Howard– keyboards
  • Bobby Kimball- background vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • George Massenburg – mixing
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Steve Porcaro– keyboards
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr.– horn
  • Freddy Washington – guitar
  • Jim Welch – contribution
  • David Williams – bass
  • Larry Williams – horn
  • Greg Ladanyi– mixing
  • Tom Fouce – assistant engineer
  • Humberto Gatica – engineer, mixing
  • Larry Ferguson – assistant engineer
  • Jack Leahy – engineer
  • Gene Wooley – assistant engineer
  • Barbara Rooney – assistant engineer
  • Marnie Moore – assistant engineer
  • Gregg Jampol – assistant engineer
  • Howard Johnston – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Kliment – assistant engineer
  • Dennis Kirk – engineer
  • Ken Kessie – engineer
  • Stacy Baird – engineer
  • David Cole – engineer
  • Bob Bullock – assistant engineer
  • Paul Knotter – collaboration
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • Jim McCrary – photography

Track listing:

  1. She’s a Beauty – David Foster, Fee Waybill, Steve Lukather
  2. No Not Again – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  3. Out of the Business – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  4. The Monkey Time – Curtis Mayfield, Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  5. Glass House – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  6. Wild Women of Wongo – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  7. Tip of My Tongue – Maurice White, M. Snyder
  8. Fantastic Delusion – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  9. Drums – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  10. Theme Park – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick
  11. Outside Lookin’ Inside – Rick Anderson, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill, Vince Welnick

 

On May 30, 1983.

Too Low for Zero

On May 30, 1983, “Geffen” label released “Too Low for Zero” the seventeenth Elton John album. It was recorded September 1982 – January 1983 at Montserrat, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Elton John– piano, keyboards, lead and backing vocals
  • Davey Johnstone– guitars, backing vocals
  • Dee Murray– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Nigel Olsson– drums, backing vocals
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Skaila Kanga– harp
  • Kiki Dee– backing vocals
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • James Newton-Howard– string arrangements

Track listing:

All music by Elton John, except where noted; all lyrics by Bernie Taupin.

  1. Cold as Christmas (In the Middle of the Year)
  2. I’m Still Standing
  3. Too Low for Zero
  4. Religion
  5. I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues – nusic by John, Davey Johnstone
  6. Crystal
  7. Kiss the Bride
  8. Whipping Boy
  9. Saint
  10. One More Arrow

On May 20, 1981.

The Fox

On May 20, 1981, “Rocket” label released “The Fox”, the fifteenth Elton John album. It was recorded August 1979; January–June 1980, at “Super Bear Studios” in Nice, France and “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Chris Thomas, Elton John and Clive Franks.

Personnel:

  • Ronald Baker: backing vocals
  • Colette Bertrand: French girl on “Just Like Belgium”
  • Varl Carwell: backing vocals
  • Chuck Cissel: backing vocals
  • Bill Champlin: backing vocals, tambourine
  • James Cleveland: spoken voice and choir director
  • Cornerstone Baptist Church Choir: choir
  • Victor Feldman: percussion
  • Clarence Ford: backing vocals
  • Roy Galloway: backing vocals
  • James Gilstrap: backing vocals
  • Max Gronenthal: backing vocals
  • Jim Horn: alto saxophone
  • Elton John: lead and backing vocals, piano, vocal solo
  • Roger Linn: drum synthesizerprogramming
  • John Lehman: backing vocals
  • Tamara Matoesian now Tamara Champlin: backing vocals
  • Reggie McBride: bass guitar
  • Dee Murray: bass guitar, backing vocals
  • James Newton Howard: synthesizers, vocoder, Fender Rhodes, organ, synthesizer programming, stringarrangement, conductor
  • Jeff Porcaro: drums
  • Nigel Olsson: drums
  • Gary Osborne: backing vocals
  • Mickey Raphael: harmonica
  • Stephanie Spruill: tambourine, backing vocals
  • Alvin Taylor: drums
  • Oren Waters: backing vocals
  • Richie Zito: guitars
  • London Symphony Orchestra: strings

Track listing:

  1. Breaking Down Barriers – Elton John, Gary Osborne
  2. Heart in the Right Place – Elton John, Gary Osborne
  3. Just Like Belgium – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  4. Nobody Wins – Jean-Paul Dreau, Gary Osborne
  5. Fascist Faces – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  6. Carla/Etude – Elton John
  7. Fanfare – Elton John, James Newton Howard
  8. Chloe – Elton John, Gary Osborne
  9. Heels of the Wind – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  10. Elton’s Song – Elton John, Tom Robinson
  11. The Fox – Elton John, Bernie Taupin