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In October 1980.

In October 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “Borderline”, the ninth Ry Cooder studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Ry Cooder.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – guitar, vibes, vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • George “Baboo” Pierre – percussion
  • Tim Drummond– bass
  • Reggie McBride – bass
  • William D. Smith– piano, organ, vocals
  • John Hiatt– guitar, vocals
  • Jesse Harms– synthesizer
  • Bobby King– vocals
  • Willie Greene, Jr. – vocals
  • Leslie Morris – production assistant
  • Lee Herschberg – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. 634-5789 – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  2. Speedo – Esther Navarro
  3. Why Don’t You Try Me – Billy Young
  4. Down in the Boondocks – Joe South
  5. Johnny Porter – Bobby Ray Appleberry
  6. The Way We Make a Broken Heart – John Hiatt
  7. Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile – Billy Emerson
  8. The Girls from Texas – Cliff Chambers, Jimmy Holiday, James Lewis
  9. Borderline – John Hiatt
  10. Never Make Your Move Too Soon – Stix Hooper, Will Jennings
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In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Warner Bros” label released “If That’s What It Takes”, the debut Michael McDonald studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio”; “Sunset Sound Recorders” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Lead vocals: Michael McDonald
  • Bass: Willie Weeks, Louis Johnson, Mike Porcaro
  • Drums: Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro
  • Guitar: Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Robben Ford
  • Saxophone: Edgar Winter, Tom Scott
  • Percussion: Lenny Castro, Bobby LaKind, Paulinho Da Costa, Ted Templeman
  • Piano: Greg Phillinganes, Michael McDonald
  • Clavinet: Greg Phillinganes
  • Organ: Greg Phillinganes
  • Fender Rhodes: Michael McDonald, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian
  • Synthesizer: Michael McDonald, Michael Boddicker
  • Lyricon: Tom Scott
  • Background vocals: Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Maureen McDonald,  Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Brenda Russell, Kathy Walker, Amy Holland
  • Engineers: Ken Deane, Bobby Hata, Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett, Steve McManus
  • Overdub engineers: Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett
  • Mixing: Lee Herschberg
  • Mastering: Bobby Hata
  • Horn arrangements: Jerry Hey
  • String arrangements: Marty Paich
  • Keyboard technician: Paul Mederios
  • Production coordinators: Joan Parker, Kathy Walker and Vicki Fortson
  • Art direction and Design: Jeff Adamoff
  • Photography: Jim Shea
  • Direction: Irving Azoff

Track listing:

  1. Playin’ by the Rules – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford
  2. I Keep Forgetting – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Lies – Michael McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  4. I Gotta Try – Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
  5. I Can Let Go Now – Michael McDonald
  6. That’s Why – McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  7. If That’s What It Takes – Michael McDonald, Jackie De Shannon
  8. No Such Luck – Michael McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield
  9. Losin’ End – Michael McDonald
  10. Believe in It – Michael McDonald

In July 1979.

In July 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Bop till You Drop”, the eight Ry Cooder album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Warner Brothers Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ry Cooder. It was the first digitally recorded major-label album in popular music, recorded on a digital 32-track machine built by 3M.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – guitars, mandolin, vocals
  • Jimmy Adams – vocals
  • David Alexander – photography
  • Ronnie Barron– organ, guitar, keyboards
  • Loyd Clifft – assistant engineer
  • Tim Drummond– bass
  • Vicki Fortson – production coordination
  • Cliff Givens – vocals, backing vocals
  • Patrick Henderson– organ, keyboards
  • Lee Herschberg – engineer
  • David Kraai – Technical support
  • Milt Holland– percussion, drums
  • Bill Johnson – backing vocals
  • Herman E. Johnson – vocals, backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Chaka Khan– vocals
  • Bobby King– vocals, backing vocals
  • David Lindley– guitar, mandolin
  • Randy Lorenzo – vocals, backing vocals
  • George “Biggie” McFadden – vocals, backing vocals
  • Simon Pico Payne – vocals
  • Greg Prestopino – vocals, backing vocals
  • Penny Ringwood – production coordination
  • Mike Salisbury – design

Track listing:

  1. Little Sister – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  2. Go Home Girl – Arthur Alexander
  3. The Very Thing That Makes You Rich (Makes Me Poor) – Sidney Bailey
  4. I Think It’s Going to Work Out Fine – Rose Marie McCoy, Sylvia McKinney
  5. Down in Hollywood – Ry Cooder, Tim Drummond
  6. Look at Granny Run Run – Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman
  7. Trouble, You Can’t Fool Me – Frederick Knight, Aaron Varnell
  8. Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing – Oliver Sain
  9. I Can’t Win – Lester Johnson, Clifton Knight, Dave Richardson

On July 1, 1972.

On July 1, 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Toulouse Street”, the second Doobie Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Warner Bros. Studios” in Hollywood, “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Tom Johnston– guitars, vocals
  • Patrick Simmons– guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Tiran Porter– bass, vocals
  • John (Little John) Hartman– drums, percussion
  • Michael Hossack– drums
  • Jerry Jumonville – tenor saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Joe Lane Davis – baritone saxophone
  • Sherman Marshall Cyr – trumpet
  • Jon Robert Smith – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Payne– piano, organ, keyboards
  • Dave Shogren – bass, guitar; vocals
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • Associate producers – Stephen Barncard, Marty Cohn
  • Engineer: Stephen Barncard, Marty Cohn, Donn Landee
  • Production coordination: Benita Brazier
  • Design: Barbara Casado, John Casado
  • Photography: Jill Maggid, Michael Maggid
  • Art direction: Ed Thrasher
  • Remastering: Lee Herschberg

Track listing:

  1. Listen to the Music – Tom Johnston
  2. Rockin’ Down the Highway – Tom Johnston
  3. Mamaloi – Patrick Simmons
  4. Toulouse Street – Patrick Simmons
  5. Cotton Mouth – Jimmy Seals, Dash Crofts
  6. Don’t Start Me to Talkin’ – Sonny Boy Williamson
  7. Jesus Is Just Alright – Arthur Reid Reynolds
  8. White Sun – Tom Johnston
  9. Disciple – Tom Johnston
  10. Snake Man – Tom Johnston

On June 18, 1991.

On June 18, 1991, “Warner Bros” label released “For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge”  (known as F.U.C.K.), the ninth Van Halen studio album. It was recorded March 1990 – April 1991, at “5150 Studios” and “Studio City”, in California, and was produced by Andy Johns, Ted Templeman, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and 3 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Van Halen– lead guitar, keyboards, electric drill, backing vocals
  • Alex Van Halen– drums, percussion
  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Michael Anthony– bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitars, backing vocals
  • Andy Johns – engineer, mixing
  • Ted Templeman – mixing
  • Lee Herschberg – engineer
  • Michael Scott – engineer, mixing
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction
  • David Seltzer – photography
  • Glen Wexler – photograph

.Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar and Alex Van Halen.

  1. Poundcake
  2. Judgement Day
  3. Spanked
  4. Runaround
  5. Pleasure Dome
  6. In ‘n’ Out
  7. Man on a Mission
  8. The Dream Is Over
  9. Right Now
  10. 316
  11. Top of the World

In April 1971.

In April 1971, “Warner Bros” label released the debut, self-titled Doobie Brothers album. It was recorded November-December 1970, at “Pacific Recording Studios” in San Mateo, California, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Tom Johnston– guitar, harmonica, piano, harp, vocals
  • Patrick Simmons– guitar, vocals
  • Dave Shogren – bass guitar, organ, keyboards, vocals
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Executive Producers – Marty Cohn, Paul Curcio
  • Engineer – Marty Cohn
  • Mastering – Lee Herschberg
  • Photography – Jim Marshall
  • Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
  • Arrangers – Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simons, Dave Shogren, John Hartman

Track listing:

  1. Nobody – Tom Johnston
  2. Slippery St. Paul – Patrick Simmons
  3. Greenwood Creek – Tom Johnston
  4. It Won’t Be Right – Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons
  5. Travelin’ Man – Tom Johnston
  6. Feelin’ Down Farther – Tom Johnston
  7. The Master – Tom Johnston
  8. Growin’ a Little Each Day – Tom Johnston
  9. Beehive State – Randy Newman
  10. Closer Every Day – Patrick Simmons
  11. Chicago – trad., arr. by Patrick Simmons

In April 1970.

In April 1970, “Reprise” label released “12 Songs”, the second Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano
  • Clarence White– B-Bender electric guitar
  • Ron Elliott– rhythm guitar
  • Ry Cooder– slide guitar
  • Lyle Ritz– double bass
  • Gene Parsons– drums
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Roy Harte– percussion
  • Al McKibbon– double bass
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Douglas Botnick – engineer
  • Lee Herschberg – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman except where noted.

  1. Have You Seen My Baby?
  2. Let’s Burn Down the Cornfield
  3. Mama Told Me Not to Come
  4. Suzanne
  5. Lover’s Prayer
  6. Lucinda
  7. Underneath the Harlem Moon – Mack Gordon, Harry Revel
  8. Yellow Man
  9. Old Kentucky Home
  10. Rosemary
  11. If You Need Oil
  12. Uncle Bob’s Midnight Blues