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In August 1977.

In April 1977, “Arista” label released “Boats Against the Current”, the second Eric Carmen studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Crystal Sound” and “Studio 55” in Los Angeles, “Sound Factory” in Hollywood, “Brother Studio” in Santa Monica, and was produced by Eric Carmen.

Personnel:

  • Eric Carmen – lead vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, 12 string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, conductor, electric harpsichord, drums, percussion, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Andrew Gold – electric guitar solo, electric guitar
  • Richard Reising – acoustic and electric guitar, acoustic piano, backing vocals
  • Richie Zito – acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizers
  • Dave Wintour – bass
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Nigel Olsson – drums, backing vocals
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Ollie E. Brown – percussion
  • Jim Horn – saxophone
  • Bobby Keys – saxophone
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangements, conductor
  • Burton Cummings – backing vocals
  • Curt Becher – backing vocals
  • Joe Chemay – backing vocals
  • Bruce Johnston – backing vocals, arrangements
  • Brian Wilson – backing vocals
  • Kevin Beamish – engineer
  • Larry Emerine – engineer
  • David Henson – engineer
  • Mark Howlett – engineer
  • Dennis Kirk – engineer
  • Tim Kramer – engineer
  • Earle Mankey – engineer
  • Howard Steele – engineer
  • Thom Wilson – engineer
  • Val Garay – mixing
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Bob Heimall – art direction
  • Ed Caraeff – design, photography
  • Benno Friedman – inside photography effects
  • Norman Adams – inside artwork
  • Michael Manoogian – calligraphy

All tracks by Eric Carmen:

  1. Boats Against the Current
  2. Marathon Man
  3. Nowhere To Hide
  4. Take It or Leave It
  5. Love Is All That Matters
  6. She Did It
  7. I Think I Found Myself
  8. Run Away

In July 1979.

In July 1979, “Portrait” label released “Dream of a Child”, the third Burton Cummings studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Studio 55”, “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Burton Cummings.

Personnel:

  • Burton Cummings – vocals, grand piano, piano, synthesizer, clavinet, percussion
  • Randy Bachman – acoustic and electric guitars, percussion
  • Trevor Veitch – acoustic guitar
  • Dick Wagner – lead guitar
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Jeff Baxter – electric guitar
  • Norman MacPherson – electric guitar
  • Tom Brumley – pedal steel guitar
  • Jimmy Phillips – organ
  • Bill Payne – synthesizer
  • Ian Gardiner – electric bass
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Rick Shlosser – drums
  • Phyllis St. James – percussion
  • Jim Horn – alto saxophone
  • Plas Johnson – saxophone
  • Becky Lopez, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta Fields – backing vocals
  • The Cherokee Studio All Stars – handclaps
  • Steve Madaio – horns arrangements, horns conductor
  • Bruce Robb – engineer
  • Howard Steele – engineer, mixing
  • Gabe Veltri, Larold Rebhurn, Tim Dennen – engineer assistant
  • Alent Zelen – mastering
  • Pacific Eye & Ear – design
  • Alan Dockery – photography
  • Jim Martin – production coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Burton Cummings, except where noted.

  1. Break It to Them Gently
  2. Hold On, I’m Coming – David Porter, Isaac Hayes
  3. I Will Play a Rhapsody
  4. Wait by the Water – Bobby Darin
  5. When a Man Loves a Woman – Andrew Wright, Calvin Lewis
  6. Shinny Stockings – Frank Foster, Jon Hendricks
  7. Guns, Guns, Guns
  8. Takes a Fool to Love a Fool
  9. Meanin’ So Much
  10. It All Comes Together
  11. Roll with the Punches
  12. Dream of a Child – David Forman

On April 15, 1982.

On April 15, 1982, “Columbia” label released “Lite Me Up”, the 28th Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “George Massenburg Studio” in Los Angeles,  “El Dorado Studios” in Hollywood, “Garden Rake Studios”, and was produced by Herbie Hancock, Jay Graydon and Narada Michael Walden.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock – vocals, clavinet, keyboards, Minimoog, piano, synthesizer, synthesizer drums, vocoder
  • Steve Lukather, David Williams, Jay Graydon – guitar
  • David Foster – piano
  • Michael Boddicker, Corrado Rustici, Frank Martin – synthesizer
  • Louis Johnson, Randy Jackson, Abraham Laboriel, Sr. – bass
  • Narada Michael Walden, Jeff Porcaro, John “J.R.” Robinson – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone, woodwind
  • Jerry Hey – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Chuck Findley – trombone, trumpet
  • William Frank “Bill” Reichenbach, Jr. – trombone
  • Wayne Anthony – lead vocals
  • Patrice Rushen – vocals, vocoder
  • Patti Austin, Paulette Williams, Jim Gilstrap, Venette Gloud, Linda Lawrence, John Lehman, Richard Page – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Lite Me Up! – Rod Temperton
  2. The Bomb – Herbie Hancock, Rod Temperton
  3. Gettin’ to the Good Part – Herbie Hancock, Rod Temperton
  4. Paradise – Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon, Herbie Hancock
  5. Can’t Hide Your Love – Jeffrey Cohen, Herbie Hancock, Narada Michael Walden
  6. The Fun Tracks – Rod Temperton
  7. Motor Mouth – Rod Temperton
  8. Give It All Your Heart – Herbie Hancock, Rod Temperton

On June 17, 1992.

On June 17, 1992, “Elektra” label released “Brasileiro”, the 37th Sérgio Mendes album. It was recorded April – October 1991, and was produced by Sérgio Mendes. In 1993, “Brasileiro” won “Grammy Award” for “Best World Music Album”.

Personnel:

  • Sérgio Mendes – lead and background vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, arranger, liner notes
  • Hermeto Pascoal – keyboards, arranger
  • Alfredo Moura – keyboards, synthesizer, arranger, horn arrangements, background vocals
  • Eric Persing – keyboards, keyboards programming, synthesizer, synthesizer horn, arranger
  • Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Russell Ferrante – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Jovino Santos Neto – keyboards
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Claudio Jorge – acoustic guitar
  • Guinga – acoustic guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson – bass
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Itibere Zwarg – bass
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Tião Neto – lead and background vocals, percussion
  • Vai Quem Vem – percussion, background vocals
  • Michael Shapiro – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Marcio Bahia – drums
  • Carmen Alice – vocals, percussion
  • Sinhô – percussion
  • Zeca – percussion
  • Jair Rodrigues – percussion
  • Beloba – percussion
  • Alexandre Guedes – percussion
  • Meia Noite – percussion
  • Fabio Pascoal – percussion
  • Pernambuco – percussion
  • Mario Conceicao – percussion
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Paulo Dias – percussion
  • Gustavo Di Dalva – percussion
  • Alceu Do Cavaco – cavaquinho
  • Steve Tavaglione – flute, oboe, saxophone
  • Carlos Malta – flute, saxophone
  • Jerry Moore – tenor saxophone
  • Carlinhos Brown – vocals, background vocals, percussion, arranger
  • Francisca Maria Monjardim – vocals, background vocals
  • Leila Monjardim – vocals, background vocals
  • Jurema Silva – vocals, background vocals
  • Jussara Silva – vocals, background vocals
  • Leo Silva – vocals, background vocals
  • Robson Silva – vocals, background vocals
  • Lourenco Olegario – vocals, background vocals
  • Joe Pizzulo – vocals, background vocals
  • Karla Preito – vocals, background vocals
  • Carol Rogers – vocals, background vocals
  • Gracinha Leporace – vocals, background vocals
  • Kevyn Lettau – vocals, background vocals
  • Cláudio Nucci – vocals
  • João Bosco – vocals
  • Kleber Jorge – background vocals
  • Vivian Manso – background vocals
  • Carolina Sabino – background vocals
  • Moogie Canazio – arranger, engineer
  • Luis Quine – assistant engineer
  • Paul Scriver – assistant engineer
  • Michael Aarvold – assistant engineer
  • Elaine Anderson – assistant engineer
  • Ivan Carvalho – assistant engineer
  • Lee Kaiser – assistant engineer
  • Bruce Swedien – arranger, mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • John Heiden – art direction, design
  • David Bither – art direction
  • Heitor Dos Prazeres – paintings
  • George Holz – photography
  • Sonia Ives – photography
  • Chris McGowan – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Fanfarra – Carlinhos Brown
  2. Magalenha – Carlinhos Brown
  3. Indiado – Carlinhos Brown
  4. What Is This? – Carmen Alice
  5. Lua Soberana – Vítor Martins, Ivan Lins
  6. Sambadouro – Vítor Martins, Ivan Lins
  7. Senhoras Do Amazonas – Antonio Carlos Belchior, João Bosco
  8. Kalimba – Vítor Martins, Ivan Lins
  9. Barabare – Paulinho Camafeu, Edmundo Caruso, Carlinhos Brown
  10. Esconjuros – Aldir Blanc, Carlos “Guinga” Escobar
  11. Pipoca – Hermeto Pascoal
  12. Magano – Carlinhos Brown
  13. Chorado – Aldir Blanc, Carlos “Guinga” Escobar
  14. Fanfarra (Despedida) – Carlinhos Brown

On November 17, 1975.

On November 17, 1975, “Nemperor Records” label released “Teaser”, the debut Tommy Bolin album. It was recorded in July 1975 at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Tommy Bolin and Lee Kiefer.

Personnel:

  • Tommy Bolin – lead vocals, guitar
  • Stanley Sheldon – bass
  • Paul Stallworth – bass
  • Dave Foster – piano, synthesizer
  • Jan Hammer – synthesizer, drums
  • Ron Fransen – piano
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Prairie Prince – drums
  • Michael Walden – drums
  • Bobbie Berge – drums
  • Phil Collins – percussion
  • Sammy Figueroa – percussion
  • Rafael Cruz – percussion
  • Dave Brown – background vocals
  • Lee Kiefer – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Grind – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook, Stanley Sheldon, John Tesar
  2. Homeward Strut – Tommy Bolin
  3. Dreamer – Jeff Cook
  4. Savannah Woman – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  5. Teaser – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  6. People, People – Tommy Bolin
  7. Marching Powder – Tommy Bolin
  8. Wild Dogs –  Tommy Bolin, John Tesar
  9. Lotus – Tommy Bolin, John Tesar

On October 15, 1991.

On October 15, 1991, “Giant” label released “Mr. Bad Example”, the eighth Warren Zevon studio album. It was recorded in 1991 and was produced by Waddy Wachtel.

Personnel:

  • Warren Zevon – vocals guitar, keyboards
  • Dan Dugmore – guitar, pedal steel
  • Waddy Wachtel – guitar, harmony vocals
  • David Lindley – fiddle, saz, lap steel guitar, cümbüş
  • Jorge Calderón – bass guitar, harmony vocals
  • Bob Glaub – bass guitar
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Tito Larriva – harmony vocals
  • Kipp Lennon – harmony vocals
  • Mark Lennon – harmony vocals
  • Michael Lennon – harmony vocals
  • Dwight Yoakam – harmony vocals
  • Jordan Zevon – harmony vocals
  • Marc DeSisto – engineer
  • Andrew Ballard, Scott Blockland, Jeffrey Shannon, Brian Soucy – engineer assistant
  • Niko Bolas, John Beverly Jones – mixing
  • Dave Collins – mastering
  • Peggy McAfee, Tom Smyth – technical assistant
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction, design
  • Diego Uchitel, Jimmy Wachtel – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Zevon, except where noted.

  1. Finishing Touches
  2. Suzie Lightning
  3. Model Citizen – LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon
  4. Angel Dressed in Black – Julia Mueller, Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon
  5. Mr. Bad Example – Jorge Calderon, Warren Zevon
  6. Renegade
  7. Heartache Spoken Here
  8. Quite an Ugly One Morning
  9. Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead – LeRoy Marinell, Waddy Wachtel, Warren Zevon
  10. Searching for a Heart

On July 16, 1982.

On July 16, 1982, “Asylum” label released “The Envoy”, the fifth Warren Zevon studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Record One” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Warren Zevon, Greg Ladanyi, and Waddy Wachtel.

Personnel:

  • Warren Zevon– vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer, electric piano
  • Waddy Wachtel– guitar, percussion, harmony vocals
  • David Landau – guitar, backing vocals
  • Leland Sklar– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, log drums, puili sticks
  • Don Henley– harmony vocals
  • Lindsey Buckingham– harmony vocals
  • Jim Horn– recorders, saxophone
  • Jordan Zevon– harmony vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Jorge Calderón– harmony vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar– guitar
  • LeRoy Marinell – guitar
  • Mike Botts– drums
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • D. Souther– backing and harmony vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass guitar
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Kenny Edwards– bass guitar
  • Graham Nash– harmony vocals
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Jamie Ledner, Wayne Tadouye – engineers
  • Jimmy Wachtel– design, cover photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Zevon, except where noted.

  1. The Envoy
  2. The Overdraft – Thomas McGuane, Warren Zevon
  3. The Hula Hula Boys
  4. Jesus Mentioned
  5. Let Nothing Come Between You
  6. Ain’t That Pretty at All – LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon
  7. Charlie’s Medicine
  8. Looking for the Next Best Thing – Kenny Edwards, LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon

On May 21, 1985.

On May 21, 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “The Confessor”, the seventh Joe Walsh studio album. It was recorded in 1984 at “Goodnight L.A Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Keith Olsen and Joe Walsh.

Personnel:

  • Joe Walsh- lead vocals, lead guitar, synthesizer, bass guitar, talk box
  • Waddy Wachtel- guitar
  • Mark Andes- bass guitar
  • Mike Porcaro- bass guitar
  • David Margen – bass guitar
  • Dennis Bellfield – bass guitar
  • Rick Rosas- bass guitar
  • Denny Carmassi- drums
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Chet McCracken – drums
  • Randy Newman- keyboards
  • Alan Pasqua- keyboards
  • Jerry Peterson – saxophone
  • Earl Lon Price – tenor saxophone
  • Kenneth Tussing – trombone
  • Timothy B. Schmit- backing vocals
  • Keith Olsen- engineer
  • Dennis Sager – engineer
  • Greg Fulginiti- mastering
  • Hugh Kent Brown – design, art direction
  • Caspar David Friedrich- paintings

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Walsh, except where noted.

  1. Problems – Joe Walsh, Bill Arbuckle
  2. I Broke My Leg
  3. Bubbles
  4. Slow Dancing – Loz Netto
  5. 15 Years
  6. The Confessor
  7. Rosewood Bitters – Michael Stanley
  8. Good Man Down – Joe Walsh, Waddy Watchel
  9. Dear John

 

 

On May 14, 1981.

On May 14, 1981, “A&M” label released “Breaking All the Rules”, the seventh Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1981, at “The Charlie Chaplin Sound Stage”, “A & M Studios”, and was produced by Peter Frampton, David Kershenbaum, Chris Kimsey and Harvey Goldberg.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Lukather- guitar
  • John Regan- bass guitar
  • Arthur Stead- piano, synthesizer, electric piano, organ, Fender Rhodes
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton except where noted.

  1. Dig What I Say
  2. I Don’t Wanna Let You Go
  3. Rise Up – Alessi Brothers
  4. Wasting the Night Away
  5. Going to L.A.
  6. You Kill Me
  7. Friday on My Mind – George Young, Harry Vanda
  8. Lost a Part of You
  9. Breaking All the Rules – Peter Frampton, Keith Reid

On May 11, 1993.

On May 11, 1993, “Relativity” label released “Kingdom of Desire”, the eighth Toto studio album. It was recorded in 1992 at “A&M Studios”, “Skywalker Studios”, Schnee Studios”, “Devonshire Sound Studios”, “Record One”, “Rumbo Recorders”, “Castle Oak Studios”, “Track Record”, “Mad Hatter Studios”, “Pacifique Recording Studios”, “Enterprise Studios” and “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Danny Kortchmar, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro.

Personnel:

  • Steve Lukather– lead and backing vocals, guitars
  • David Paich– piano, organ, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizers
  • John Jessel – synthesizer programming
  • J. Vanston– synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Jim Keltner– percussion
  • Chris Trujillo – percussion
  • Joe Porcaro– percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Don Menza– saxophone
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • John Elefante– backing vocals
  • Alex Brown – backing vocals
  • Phillip Ingram– backing vocals
  • Angel Rogers – backing vocals
  • Fred White – backing vocals
  • Steve George– backing vocals
  • Richard Page– backing vocals
  • Bobby Womack– backing vocals
  • John Fogerty– backing vocals
  • Kevin Dorsey – backing vocals
  • Arnold McCuller– backing vocals
  • Billy Sherwood– backing vocals
  • Stan Lynch– backing vocals
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae – backing vocals
  • Jackie McGhee – backing vocals
  • Phil Perry– backing vocals
  • Jess Sutcliffe – production coordination, engineer
  • Niko Bolas, John Jessel, Greg Ladanyi – engineer
  • Anas Allaf, Mike Arvold, Shawn Berman, Kyle Bess, Ken Deranteriasian, Bob Edwards, Jeff Graham, Rob Jaczko, Dick Kaneshiro, Fred Kelly Jr., Ed Korengo, Keith Kresge, Tim Larber, Randy Long, Jeff Lorenzen, Rick Plant, Chris Rich, Rail Rogut, Thom Russo, Darian Sahanaja, M.T. Silva, Mick Stern, Bart Stevens, Randy Wine – recording engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering
  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Rick Patrick – illustration, logo design
  • Dennis Keeley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro, except where noted.

  1. Gypsy Train
  2. Don’t Chain My Heart
  3. Never Enough – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro, Fee Waybill
  4. How Many Times
  5. 2 Hearts
  6. Wing of Time
  7. She Knows the Devil
  8. The Other Side – David Paich, Billy Sherwood, Rory Kaplan
  9. Only You
  10. Kick Down the Walls – Danny Kortchmar, Stan Lynch
  11. Kingdom of Desire – Danny Kortchmar
  12. Jake to the Bone