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On December 13, 1977.

On December 13, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Blue Lights in the Basement”, the sixth Roberta Flack studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Rubina Flake, Joe Ferla and Gene McDaniels.

Personnel:

  • Roberta Flack– vocals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Ronnie Foster– keyboards, background vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– keyboards
  • Leon Pendarvis– keyboards, background vocals, musical arrangements
  • Harry Whitaker – keyboards, musical arrangements
  • Reggie Lucas– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar, musical arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Michael Kamen– oboe solo, musical arrangements
  • Anthony Jackson– bass guitar
  • Basil Fearrington – bass
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Gary King– bass, musical arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Jimmy Wong – drums
  • Howard King – drums
  • Idris Muhammad– drums
  • Crusher Bennett – percussion
  • David Carey – percussion
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • James Mtume– percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Yvonne Lewis, Gene McDaniels, Zach Sanders, Brenda White, Deniece Williams– background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Why Don’t You Move in with Me – Gene McDaniels
  2. The Closer I Get to You – Reggie Lucas, James Mtume
  3. Fine, Fine Day – Rachel Perry
  4. This Time I’ll Be Sweeter – Pat Grant, Gwen Guthrie
  5. 25th of Last December – Gene McDaniels
  6. After You – Michael Masser, Ron Miller
  7. I’d Like to Be Baby to You – Morgan Ames
  8. Soul Deep – Wayne Carson
  9. Love is the Healing – Gene McDaniels
  10. Where I’ll Find You – David McHugh
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On December 10, 1993.

On December 10, 1993, “Avant” label released “Absinthe”, the seventh and the final Naked City album. It was recorded in December 1992 at “Electric Lady” in New York City, and was produced by John Zorn.

Personnel:

  • John Zorn- vocals, synthesizer, sampler
  • Bill Frisell- guitar
  • Fred Frith- bass guitar
  • Wayne Horvitz- keyboards, synthesizer, sampler
  • Joey Baron- percussion
  • Disk Union – executive producer
  • Joe Ferla – engineer
  • Hoover Le – assistant engineer
  • Scott Hull – mastering
  • Hans Bellmer”Les Jeux de la Poupée – cover photography
  • Tomoyo T.L. (Karath=Razar) – design
  • Lisa Wells – photography typesetting

Track listing:

All tracks by John Zorn.

  1. Val De Travers
  2. Une Correspondance
  3. La Fée Verte
  4. Fleurs Du Mal
  5. Artemisia Absinthium
  6. Notre Dame De L’oubli (For Olivier Messiaen)
  7. Verlaine: Part I: Un Midi Moins Dix
  8. Verlaine: Part II: La Bleue
  9. …Rend Fou

 

On October 25, 1984.

On October 25, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released “Bright Red”, the fifth Laurie Anderson studio album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “The Lobby” and “Skyline Studios” in New York City and “Westside Studios” in London, and was produced by Brian Eno and Laurie Anderson.

Personnel:

  • Laurie Anderson – vocals, keyboards
  • Brian Eno- treatments, keyboards
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • Lou Reed– vocals, guitar
  • Adrian Belew- guitar
  • Arto Lindsay– vocals
  • Phillip Ballou – background vocals
  • Cyro Baptista– percussion
  • Joey Baron– drums
  • Ben Fenner – bass
  • Guy Klucevsek– accordion
  • Gerry Leonard– guitar
  • Greg Cohen– guitar, bass
  • Jamie West-Oram– guitar
  • Kevin Killen – treatments
  • Neil Conti– shaker
  • Dougie Browne – drums
  • Peter Scherer – keyboards
  • Greg Cohen– music director
  • Kevin Killen – engineer, mixing
  • Joe Ferla – additional basic tracks engineer
  • Ben Fenner – overdubs engineer
  • Alec Head – additional overdubs engineer
  • Hiro Ishihara, Andy Baker, Danton Supple, Miles Green – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Yolanda Cuomo – linear notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Laurie Anderson except where noted

Bright Red

  1. Speechless (the Eagle and the Weasel)
  2. Bright Red – additional lyrics from Isaiah
  3. The Puppet Motel – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno
  4. Speak My Language
  5. World Without End
  6. Freefall
  7. Muddy River – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno

Tightrope

  1. Beautiful Pea Green Boat – additional lyrics from “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear
  2. Love Among the Sailors
  3. Poison – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno
  4. In Our Sleep – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, music by Laurie Anderson
  5. Night in Baghdad
  6. Tightrope – lyrics by Laurie Anderson, music by Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno
  7. Same Time Tomorrow

In July 1987.

In July 1987, “Island” label released “Strange Weather”, the eleventh Marianne Faithfull album. It was recorded in 1987, at “A&R Recording Studios”, “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, New York, and was produced by Hal Willner.

Personnel:

  • Marianne Faithfull – vocals
  • Bill Frisell- guitars
  • Michael Levine- violin
  • Sharon Freeman- piano
  • Fernando Saunders- bass
  • Chris Hunter – alto saxophone, flute
  • Garth Hudson- accordion
  • John- (credited as Mac Rebennack) – piano
  • Robert Quine- guitar
  • T. Lewis – drums, horn arrangements
  • Steve Slagle – alto saxophone
  • William Schimmel- accordion
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangements
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing
  • Tony Wright- cover and sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. Stranger Intro – Bill Frisell
  2. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  3. I Ain’t Goin’ Down To The Well No More – Huddie Ledbetter, Alan Lomax, John Lomax
  4. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  5. Sign of Judgement – Kid Prince Moore
  6. Strange Weather – Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
  7. Love, Life and Money – Julius Dixon, Henry Glover
  8. ll Keep It With Mine – Bob Dylan
  9. Hello Stranger – Doc Pomus, Mac Rebennack (Dr. John)
  10. Penthouse Serenade – Will Jason, Val Burton
  11. As Tears Go By – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Andrew Loog Oldham
  12. A Stranger On Earth – Sid Feller, Rick Ward

On December 7, 1984.

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On December 7, 1984, “Atlantic” label released “Agent Provocateur”, the fifth Foreigner studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Mick Jones and Alex Sadkin. The album was certified Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 3 x Platinum in the U.S. by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Lou Gramm- lead vocals, percussion
  • Mick Jones- guitar, backing vocals, keyboards, synthesizers
  • Rick Wills- bass, backing vocals
  • Dennis Elliott- drums
  • Wally Badarou- analog and digital synthesizers
  • Tom Bailey– vocals
  • Brian Eddolls – synthesizer
  • Larry Fast– synthesizer
  • Don Harper- backing vocals
  • Jennifer Holliday- backing vocals
  • Dave Lebolt – synthesizer
  • Ian Lloyd- backing vocals
  • Bob Mayo- synthesizer, piano, backing vocals
  • New Jersey Mass Choir of the GMWA – backing vocals
  • Mark Rivera- saxophone, backing vocals
  • Jack Waldman– synthesizer
  • Thompson Twins- backing vocals
  • Josh Abbey, Larry Alexander, Joe Ferla, Frank Filipetti, Howie Lindeman – engineers
  • Assistant engineers: Bobby Cohen, Tim Crich, Scott Mabuchi
  • Original mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Art direction, design: Bob Defrin

Track listing:

  1. Tooth and Nail – Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
  2. That Was Yesterday – Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
  3. I Want to Know What Love Is – Mick Jones
  4. Growing Up the Hard Way – Lou Gramm, Mick Jones
  5. Reaction to Action – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  6. Stranger in My Own House – Mick Jones
  7. A Love in Vain – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  8. Down on Love – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  9. Two Different Worlds – Lou Gramm
  10. She’s Too Tough – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm

 

 

On October 3, 1988.

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On October 3, 1988, “Virgin” label released “Talk Is Cheap” the debut Keith Richards solo album. It was recorded August 1987 – May 1988, and was produced by Keith Richards, Steve Jordan.

Personnel:

  • Keith Richards– lead vocals, guitar
  • Steve Jordan– drums, percussion, bass’, backing vocals
  • Sarah Dash– backing vocals, duet
  • Charley Drayton– bass guitar, drums
  • Ivan Neville– piano, keyboards
  • Bobby Keys– tenor saxophone
  • Waddy Wachtel– acoustic, electric, and slide guitar, production consultant
  • Bootsy Collins– bass guitar
  • Michael Doucet– violin
  • Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural –accordion
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Chuck Leavell– organ
  • Maceo Parker– alto saxophone
  • Joey Spampinato– bass guitar
  • Mick Taylor– guitar
  • Bernie Worrell– organ, clavinet
  • Jimmi Kinnard – bass guitar
  • Patti Scialfa– backing vocals
  • The Memphis Horns– horns
  • Willie Mitchell– horn arrangements
  • Engineers: Robert Berry, Joe Blaney, David Dorn ,Richard Ealey, Joe Ferla, David Kennedy, Paul Milner, Julio Pena (also assistant engineer), Don Smith, Roger Talkov
  • Mixing: Joe Blaney, Don Smith
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi

Track listing:

All tracks by Keith Richards and Steve Jordan.

  1. Big Enough
  2. Take It So Hard
  3. Struggle
  4. I Could Have Stood You Up
  5. Make No Mistake
  6. You Don’t Move Me
  7. How I Wish
  8. Rockawhile
  9. Whip It Up
  10. Locked Away
  11. It Means a Lot