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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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In November 1987.

In November 1987, “Sire” label released “Love”, the third Aztec Camera studio album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma, Russ Titelman, Roddy Frame, David Frank, Michael Jonzun and Rob Mounsey.

Personnel:

  • Roddy Frame – vocals, guitar
  • Rob Mounsey- bass, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Marcus Miller, Kent Wagner, Will Lee– bass
  • Peter Beckett – keyboards
  • David Frank – keyboards, programming
  • Robbie Kilgore – bass synthesizer
  • Dave Weckl, Steve Jordan, Steve Gadd– drums
  • Carole Steele – percussion
  • Dan Hartman, Jill Dell’Abate, Lani Groves, Tawatha Agee, Gordon Grody, Robin Clark, Scott Parker, Loria Jonzun, Michael Jonzun, Carroll Thompson- backing vocals
  • Jimmy Bralower – drums, drum programming
  • Jeff Bova– programming
  • Soni Jonzun – saxophone
  • Peter Saville Associates– design, art direction

Track listing:

All tracks written Roddy Frame.

  1. Deep & Wide & Tall
  2. How Men Are
  3. Everybody Is A Number One
  4. More Than A Law
  5. Somewhere In My Heart
  6. Working In A Goldmine
  7. One & One
  8. Paradise
  9. Killermont Street

 

 

On June 1, 1999.

On June 1, 1999, “Windham Hill” label released “Barefoot on the Beach”, the fourteenth Michael Franks studio album. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Chuck Loeb and Jimmy Haslip.

Personnel:

  • Michael Franks, Valerie Simpson – vocals
  • Carmen Cuesta, Lani Groves, Tawatha Agee – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Haslip, Will Lee – bass
  • John Patitucci – double bass
  • Brian Dunne, Shawn Pelton, Steve Gadd, Wolfgang Haffner – drums
  • James Hynes – flugelhorn
  • David Mann, Chris Hunter – flute
  • Chuck Loeb, Jay Azzolina, Jeff Mironov, Steve Khan – guitar
  • Charles Blenzig, Jimmy Haslip, Chris Palmaro, Mike Ricchiuti – keyboards
  • Bashiri Johnson, David Charles, Wolfgang Haffner – percussion
  • Bob James – piano
  • Chris Hunter, Andy Snitzer, Bob Mintzer, Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Jim Beard – strings
  • Birch Johnson – trombone
  • Larry Lunetta, Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Dave Samuels – vibraphone

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Franks, except where noted.

  1. Barefoot on the Beach – Charles Blenzig, Michael Franks
  2. Heart Like an Open Book
  3. Now Love Has No End
  4. The Fountain of Youth
  5. When You Smiled at Me
  6. Double Talk
  7. Every Time She Whispers
  8. Why Spring Ain’t Here
  9. A Walk in the Rain
  10. Smooth
  11. Like Moon Behind a Cloud

In January 1988.

In January 1988, “Columbia / Legacy” label released “Never Die Young”, the twelfth James Taylor album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Don Grolnick.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Rosemary Butler– vocals
  • Dan Dugmore– banjo, pedal steel guitar
  • Don Grolnick– piano
  • Lani Groves– backing vocals
  • David Lasley– vocals
  • Jay Leonhart– bass
  • Bob Mann– guitar
  • Arnold McCuller– vocals
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Mark O’Connor– violin
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor– harmonica
  • Carlos Vega– drums, percussion
  • James Farber – recording and mix engineer
  • Don Rodenbach – assistant engineer
  • Edd Kolakowski – guitar and piano technician, production assistant
  • Rhonda Schoen – digital editing
  • Greg Calbi– mastering engineer
  • Robby Kilgore and Clifford Carter – synthesizer programming
  • Jim Brandenburg– wolf photos
  • Rudy Molacek – James Taylor photo
  • Marc Balet – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Never Die Young
  2. T-Bone – Bill Payne, James Taylor
  3. Baby Boom Baby – James Taylor, Zachary Wiesner
  4. Runaway Boy
  5. Valentine’s Day
  6. Sun on the Moon
  7. Sweet Potato Pie
  8. Home by Another Way – Timothy Mayer, James Taylor
  9. Letter in the Mail
  10. First of May

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “MCA” label released “Friends and Legends”, the second  Michael Stanley album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Applewood Studios” in Golden, Colorado, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk.

Personnel:

  • Michael Stanley- lead vocals, guitars
  • Joe Walsh- lead guitars, synthesizer
  • Joe Vitale- drums, flute, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Kenny Passarelli- bass
  • Paul Harris- piano, organ, clavinette
  • Al Perkins- pedal steel guitar
  • Joe Lala- congas, timbales, percussion
  • Jon Bendis – acoustic guitar
  • David Sanborn- alto saxophone
  • Bill Szymczyk- percussion
  • Tasha Thomas – backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Carla Hall – backing vocals
  • Richie Furay- backing vocals
  • Dan Fogelberg- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Stanley; except where noted.

  1. Among My Friends Again
  2. Help! – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Yours for a Song
  4. Let’s Get the Show on the Road
  5. Just Keep Playing Your Radio
  6. Roll On
  7. Bad Habits
  8. Funky Is the Drummer – Michael Stanley, Joe Walsh, Paul Harris, Joe Vitale, Kenny Passarelli, Bigby, Lawson
  9. Poets’ Day

 

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Blue Sky” label released “All American Boy”, the debut Rick Derringer solo studio album. It was recorded in 1973 at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk and Rick Derringer.

Personnel:

  • Rick Derringer- lead vocals, guitar, organ
  • David Bromberg- guitar, dobro
  • Joe Walsh- electric guitar
  • Bobby Caldwell, Joe Vitale- drums
  • Kenny Passarelli- bass guitar
  • Tasha Thomas, Lani Groves, Carl Hall – backing vocals
  • Edgar Winter- keyboards
  • Suzi Quatro- bass guitar
  • Paul Harris- keyboards
  • Joe Lala- percussion
  • Toots Thielemans- harmonica

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Derringer; except where noted.

  1. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
  2. Joy Ride
  3. Teenage Queen
  4. Cheap Tequila
  5. Uncomplicated
  6. Hold – Rick Derringer, Patti Smith
  7. The Airport Giveth (The Airport Taketh Away)
  8. Teenage Love Affair
  9. It’s Raining
  10. Time Warp
  11. Slide On Over Slinky
  12. Jump, Jump, Jump

 

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “One-Trick Pony”, the fifth Paul Simon studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “A&R Studios” in New York City and  “Agora Club” in Cleveland, Ohio, and was produced by Paul Simon and Phil Ramone. The album was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Paul Simon also starred.

Personnel:

  • Paul Simon – vocals, nylon string guitar, electric guitar, percussion, horn and string arrangements
  • John Tropea– acoustic guitar
  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Joe Beck– electric guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric slide guitar
  • Jon Faddis– flugelhorn
  • Don Grolnick– string synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Grusin– horn and string arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums on all songs
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin– bass
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz – trumpet
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – electric guitar
  • Richard Tee– Fender Rhodes electric piano, tambourine, background vocals and co-lead vocal
  • Bob Friedman – horn and string arrangements
  • Jim Boyer – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon.

  1. Late in the Evening
  2. That’s Why God Made the Movies
  3. One-Trick Pony
  4. How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
  5. Oh, Marion
  6. Ace in the Hole
  7. Nobody
  8. Jonah
  9. God Bless the Absentee
  10. Long, Long Day