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On January 29, 1979.

On January 29, 1979, “Xanadu” label released “Skate Board Park”, the eleventh Joe Farrell album. It was recorded in January 1979, and was produced by Don Schlitten.


  • Joe Farrell– tenor sax
  • Chick Corea– piano, electric piano
  • Bob Magnusson– bass
  • Larance Marable– drums
  • Arne Frager – engineer
  • Paul Goodman– mixing
  • Joe Farrell – liner notes
  • Don Schlitten– design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Skate Board Park – Joe Farrell
  2. Cliche Romance – Joe Farrell
  3. High Wire – The Aerialist – Chick Corea
  4. Speak Low – Nash, Kurt Weill
  5. You Go to My Head – F. Coots, H. Gillespie
  6. Bara-Bara – Joe Farrell

In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Columbia” label released “Smile”, the sixth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in 1975, at “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Charlie Calello.


  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, guitar, wood block
  • John Tropea, Hugh McCracken, Joe Beck, Jeff Mironov, Jerry Friedman, Greg Bennett – guitar
  • Will Lee, Richard Davis, Bob Babbitt- bass
  • Chris Parker, Allan Schwartzberg, Rick Marotta- drums
  • Jimmy Maelen- tambourine, wood block
  • Nydia Mata, Carter C.C. Collins – congas
  • Rubens Bassini- shaker
  • David Friedman – vibraphone
  • Joe Farrell, Michael Brecker, George Young – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • Paul Messing – triangle
  • Nisako Yoshida, Reiko Kamota – koto
  • Don Puluse, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jay Messina, Lou Waxman, Stan Tonkel – assistant engineer
  • Ed Lee – artwork
  • Patty Newport – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Sexy Mama – Al Goodman, Sylvia Robinson, Harry Ray
  2. Children of the Junks
  3. Money
  4. I Am the Blues
  5. Stormy Love
  6. The Cat Song
  7. Midnite Blue
  8. Smile

In April 1978.

In April 1978, “Elektra” label released “Boys in the Trees”, the seventh Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Arif Mardin. The album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Album Package”.


  • Carly Simon – guitar, piano, vocals
  • James Taylor- guitar, background vocals
  • Luther Vandross- background vocals
  • Eddie Bert – trombone
  • Phil Bodner – oboe
  • Michael Brecker- tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber- baritone saxophone
  • Don Grolnick- keyboards
  • David Sanborn- alto saxophone
  • George Young – alto saxophone
  • John Hall – guitar, background vocals
  • Gloria Agostini – harp
  • Rubens Bassini- percussion
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Ken Bichel- keyboards
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • James Buffington – French horn
  • David Carey – marimba
  • Cissy Houston- background vocals
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Harvey Estrin – recorder
  • Joe Farrell- flute
  • Steve Gadd- drums
  • Eric Gale- guitar
  • Jaroslav Jakubovic- baritone saxophone
  • Will Lee- bass
  • Tony Levin- bass
  • Alex Ligertwood- background vocals
  • George Marge – recorder
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar
  • Onnie McIntyre – guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Barry Rogers- trombone
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Stuart Scharf – guitar
  • Lucy Simon- background vocals
  • Hamish Stuart- guitar, background vocals
  • Richard Tee- keyboards
  • Brooks Tillotson – French horn
  • Steven Dickson, Marc Embree, Ruderick George, Alyia Orme, Joanna Simon, Ken Williams – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon except where noted.

  1. You Belong to Me – Carly Simon, Michael McDonald
  2. Boys in the Trees
  3. Back Down to Earth
  4. Devoted to You – Boudleaux Bryant
  5. De Bat (Fly in Me Face)
  6. Haunting
  7. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart) – Carly Simon, James Taylor, Arif Mardin
  8. You’re the One
  9. In a Small Moment
  10. One Man Woman – James Taylor
  11. For Old Times Sake – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman

On December 29, 2008.


On December 29, 2008, Frederick Dewayne “Freddie” Hubbard died aged 70. He was trumpeter, known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post bop styles. He has performed and recorded with many famous musicians including George Benson, Walter Benton, Art Blakey, Tina Brooks, Kenny Burrell, George Cables, Betty Carter, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Richard Davis, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Drew, Charles Earland, Bill Evan,  Joe Farrell, Curtis Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson, Benny Golson, Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John, J.J. Johnson, Quincy Jones, John Lewis, Kirk Lightsey, Ronnie Mathews, Jackie McLean, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Wes Montgomery, Hank Mobley, Alphonse Mouzon, Oliver Nelson, Duke Pearson, Sam Rivers, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Rufus, Poncho Sanchez, Don Sebesky, Wayne Shorter, Leon Thomas, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton and Randy Weston.

On June 28, 1974.

James Brown - Hell

On June 28, 1974, “Polydor” label released “Hell”, the 41st James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by James Brown.


  • James Brown: vocal, piano, arranger
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Bob Both – percussion
  • Charlie Brown – guitar
  • Sam T. Brown – guitar
  • Joe Belt – artwork
  • James Buffington – French horn
  • Lyn Collins – vocals
  • Eddie Daniels – reeds
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Pee Wee Ellis – baritone sax
  • Sue Evans – percussion
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Joe Farrell – tenor sax
  • Michael Gipson – trombone
  • Johnny Griggs – congas
  • Tom Harrell – trombone
  • Hilda Harris – background vocals
  • Martha Harvin – background vocals
  • Norman Hunter – photography
  • Alan Leeds – linear notes
  • Ralph McDonald – percussion
  • James Madison – drums
  • Hearlon “Cheese” Martin – guitar
  • Harvey Mason, Sr. – drums
  • David Matthews – arranger, piano
  • Deborah McDuffie – background vocals
  • John Morgan – drums
  • Jimmy Nolen – guitar
  • Isiah “Ike” Oakley – trumpet
  • Jim Parker – alto sax
  • Maceo Parker – alto sax
  • Ted Pettus – art direction
  • Clair Pinckney – tenor sax
  • Chuck Rainey – bass
  • David Sanborn – alto sax
  • Johnny Scotton – background vocals
  • Maretha Stewart – background vocals
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • John Starks – drums
  • Fred Thomas – bass
  • David Tofani – reeds
  • Frank Vicari – tenor sax
  • Fred Wesley – percussion, tambourine, trombone, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown, except where noted.

  1. Coldblooded – James Brown, Pee Wee Ellis
  2. Hell
  3. My Thang
  4. Sayn’ It and Doin’ It
  5. Please, Please, Please (remake) – James Brown, John Terry
  6. When the Saints Go Marchin’ In – traditional
  7. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) – Harry Link, Hot Marvell, Jack Strachey
  8. Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker
  9. A Man Has to Go Back to the Cross Road Before He Finds Himself
  10. Sometime – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  11. I Can’t Stand It ’76′” (Remake of “I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
  12. Lost Someone (remake) – James Brown, Bobby Bird, Lloyd Stallworth
  13. Don’t Tell a Lie about Me and I Won’t Tell the Truth on You – James Brown, J. Maloy Roach
  14. Papa Don’t Take No Mess – Charles Bobbit, James Brown, John Starks, Fred Wesley

On May 25, 1984.

Eric Gale

On May 25, 1984, Eric J. Gale died aged 55. Being jazz and session guitarist, as a leader he recorded twelve albums, and has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names of the music scene, including Clark Terry, Oliver Nelson, Jimmy McGriff, Benny Golson, Van Morrison, Bernard Purdie, Herbie Mann, Yusuf Lateef, Chico Hamilton, Sonny Stitt, Quincy Jones, Al Kooper, Lena Horn, Gabor Szabo, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Esther Philips, Chuck Rainey, Johnny Hammond, Stanley Turrentine,  David Newman, Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr., Roberta Flack, Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws, Bob James, Joe Higgs, Van McCoy, Ron Carter, George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Tom Scott, Idris Muhammad, Ashford & Simpson, Cedar Walton, Stanley Turrentine, Blood, Sweat & Tears,  Paul Butterfield, Joe Cocker, Lalo Schifrin, Randy Crawford, Rainbow, Lalo Schifrin, Patti Austin, Maynard Ferguson, Ralph MacDonald, Essra Mohawk, Carla Bley, Pee Wee Ellis, Art Farmer, Tom Scott, Jeremy Steig, Joe Farrell, Kenny Loggins, David Matthews and David Ruffin.

On February 25, 1974.


On February 25, 1974, “Atlantic” label released “Let Me in Your Life”, the twenty-first Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April – September 1973, at the “Whitney Studios” in Glendale, and was produced by Jerry Wexler and Aretha Franklin.


  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, acoustic and electric piano
  • Gwen Guthrie- background vocals
  • Donny Hathaway- acoustic and electric piano
  • Bob James- organ, keyboards
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • Ernie Royal- trumpet
  • Deodato- arranger, electric piano
  • Ralph MacDonald- percussion
  • Kenneth Bichel- synthesizer
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Cissy Houston- background vocals
  • Ann S. Clark – background vocals
  • Stanley Clarke– bass
  • Judy Clay- background vocals
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Joe Farrell- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Arif Mardin- string arranger
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Pancho Morales – percussion
  • Gene Orloff- concert master
  • Bernard “Pretty” Purdie- drums
  • Sylvia Shemwell – background vocals
  • Myrna Smith- background vocals
  • David Spinozza- guitar
  • Richard Tee- keyboards
  • Deirdre Tuck Corley – background vocals
  • Willie Weeks- bass

Track listing:

  1. Let Me in Your Life – Bill Withers
  2. Every Natural Thing – Eddie Hinton
  3. Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
  4. I’m in Love – Bobby Womack
  5. Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) – Clarence Paul,Stevie Wonder, Morris Broadnax
  6. The Masquerade is Over – Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel
  7. With Pen in Hand – Bobby Goldsboro
  8. Oh Baby – Aretha Franklin
  9. Eight Days On the Road – Michael Gayle, Jerry Ragovoy
  10. If You Don’t Think – Aretha Franklin
  11. A Song for You – Leon Russell