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On September 17, 1991.

On September 17, 1991, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Fourplay album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, at “Ocean Way Recording”, “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Pyramid Studios” in Los Angeles, “Starlight Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– Yamaha C7 MIDI grand piano, keyboards, synthesizers, programming, executive producer
  • Lee Ritenour– electric guitars, classical guitars, guitar synthesizer
  • Nathan East– 5-string bass, 6-string bass, backing vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Harvey Mason Jr.– synthesizer programming, computer programming
  • El DeBarge– lead and backing vocals
  • Darryl DeBarge – backing vocals
  • Patti LaBelle– backing vocals, BGV arrangements
  • Philip Bailey– backing vocals
  • Don Murray – recording, mixing
  • Geoff Gillette – additional recording
  • Khaliq Glover – additional recording
  • Femi Jiya – additional recording
  • Mike Kloster – assistant engineer
  • Paul May – assistant engineer
  • Clif Norrell– assistant engineer
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – technical assistance
  • Robert Vosgien – digital editing
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Debra Johnson – production coordinator
  • Kim Champagne – art direction
  • Leslie Wintner – design
  • Stuart Watson – photography
  • O’Brien and Schridde – band photography

Track listing:

  1. Bali Run – Lee Ritenour, Bob James
  2. 101 Eastbound – Nathan East, Marcel East
  3. Fourplay – Lee Ritenour
  4. Moonjogger – Bob James
  5. Max-O-Man – Harvey Mason Sr, Michael Lang
  6. After the Dance – Marvin Gaye, T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware
  7. Quadrille – Bob James
  8. Midnight Stroll – Harvey Mason
  9. October Morning – Lee Ritenour
  10. Wish You Were Here – Lee Ritenour
  11. Rain Forest – Bob James

On December 13, 1978.

On December 13, 1978, “Jasrac” label released “Friendship”, the fifth Lee Ritenour album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Filmays/Heider Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Toshi Endo.

Personnel:

  • Lee Ritenour – guitar
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Dave Grusin – piano
  • Don Grusin – keyboards
  • Abraham Laboriel – bass
  • Ernie Watts – saxophones

Track listing:

  1. Sea Dance – Don Grusin
  2. Crystal Morning – Lee Ritenour
  3. Samurai Night Fever – Dave Grusin
  4. Life is the Song We Sing- Ernie Watts
  5. Woody Creek – Dave Grusin
  6. It’s a Natural Thing – Ernie Watts

On August 22, 2000.

On August 22, 2000, “Warner Bros” label released “Yes, Please!”, the sixth  Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Nathan East and Marcel East.

Personnel:

  • Bob James – piano, keyboards
  • Lee Ritenour – guitar
  • Nathan East – bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason – drums
  • Roger Sadowski – guitar
  • Chanté Moore– vocals
  • Dee Fredrix – chant
  • Don Murray – engineer, mixing
  • Ken Freeman – additional engineer
  • Staffan “skar” Karlsson – additional engineer
  • Robert Vosgien – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Free Range – Harvey Mason Sr.
  2. Double Trouble – Nathan East
  3. Once Upon a Love – Nathan East
  4. Robo Bop – Bob James
  5. Blues Force – Bob James, Larry Carlton, Nathan East, Harvey Mason, Sr.
  6. Save Some Love For Me – Nathan East
  7. Fortress – Bob James
  8. Go With Your Heart – Harvey Mason Sr.
  9. Poco A Poco – Harvey Mason Sr.
  10. A Little Fourplay – Marcel East, Nathan East
  11. Lucky – Bob James

 

On August 17, 1993.

On August 17, 1993, “Warner Bros” label released “Between the Sheets”, the second Fourplay studio album. It was recorded in 1993, and was produced by Nathan East, Harvey Mason, Lee Ritenour and Bob James.

Personnel:

  • Bob James – piano, keyboards, arranger, executive producer
  • Lee Ritenour – guitar
  • Nathan East – bass guitar
  • Harvey Mason – drums, programming
  • Chaka Khan– vocals
  • Phillip Bailey– vocals
  • Phil Perry– vocals
  • Dee Fredrix – vocals
  • Neal Avron – engineer
  • Marcel East – engineer
  • Mike Kloster – engineer
  • Mike Piersante – engineer
  • Don Murray – engineer, mixing
  • Robert Vosgien – editing, mastering
  • Wally Traugott – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Chat – Bob James
  2. Monterey – Lee Ritenour
  3. Between the Sheets – Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper
  4. Li’l Darlin – Neal Hefti
  5. Flying East – Marcel East, Nathan East
  6. Once in the A.M. – Lee Ritenour
  7. Gulliver – Bob James
  8. Amoroso – Harvey Mason
  9. A Summer Child – Harvey Mason
  10. Anthem – Harvey Mason
  11. Song for Somalia – Harvey Mason

 

 

 

On May 19, 1977.

On May 19, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Sweet Passion”, the twenty-third Aretha Franklin album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, at “ABC Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, “Whitney Recording Studios” in Glendale, CA, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, Lamont Dozier, Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, keyboards
  • B. Barnum– rhythm arrangements, horn arrangements, string arrangements, keyboards
  • Ray Brown – bass guitar
  • Sonny Burke– keyboards
  • Joe Clayton – congas, percussion
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Ronald Coleman – keyboards
  • Lamont Dozier– rhythm arrangements
  • Scott Edwards – bass guitar
  • James Gadson– drums
  • McKinley Jackson – rhythm arrangements, horn arrangements
  • Harold Mason – drums
  • Craig McMillian – guitar
  • Mike Morgan – guitar
  • Gene Page– horn and string arrangements
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Ray Parker Jr.– guitar
  • Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Lee Ritenour– guitar
  • Sylvester Rivers– keyboards
  • Bob Zimmitti – percussion
  • David Paich, Marty Paich – co-producers
  • Frank Kemjar, Reginald Dozier, Barney Perkins – engineer
  • Reginald Dozier, Barney Perkins – mixing.
  • Dennis King – mastering
  • Bob Defrin – photography
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Break It To Me Gently – Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager
  2. When I Think About You – Aretha Franklin
  3. What I Did for Love – Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban
  4. No One Could Ever Love You More – Lamont Dozier
  5. A Tender Touch – Aretha Franklin
  6. Touch Me Up – Lamont Dozier
  7. Sunshine Will Never Be The Same – Lamont Dozier
  8. Meadows of Springtime – Aretha Franklin
  9. Mumbles / I’ve Got the Music in Me – Clark Terry, Aretha Franklin, Bias Boshell
  10. Sweet Passion – Aretha Franklin

On August 9, 1980.

On August 9, 1980, “Qwest Records” label released “Give Me The Night”, the 18th George Benson album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Kendun Recorders” in Burbank,  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones. in 1981 Benson won “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”, the track “Moody’s Mood” won “Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male” and track “Off Broadway” won “Best R&B Instrumental Performance”. Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the “Grammy Award” for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for the song “Dinorah, Dinorah”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • George Benson– lead and backing vocals, guitar and lead guitar, scat
  • Lee Ritenour– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel– bass guitar
  • John Robinson, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards, synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Richard Tee– synthesizer bass, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Clare Fischer– Yamaha CS30, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams– saxophone, flute
  • Marty Paich– string arrangements, conductor
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Patti Austin– backing and lead vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen, Tom Bahler– backing vocals
  • Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien
  • Assistant engineers – Sheridan Eldridge, Ralph Osbourne, Mark Sackett.
  • Mastered by Jim Sintetos, Kent Duncan
  • Liner notes by Quincy Jones
  • Art direction – Richard Seireeni
  • Illustration – Paul Jasmin
  • Cover photography – Norman Seeff
  • Sleeve photography – Peter Brill
  • Typography – Anderson Typographics

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Temperton except where indicated.

  1. Love X Love
  2. Off Broadway
  3. Moody’s Mood – Eddie Jefferson, James Moody
  4. Give Me the Night
  5. What’s On Your Mind – Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater
  6. Dinorah, Dinorah – Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins
  7. Love Dance – ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams
  8. Star of a Story (X)
  9. Midnight Love Affair – David “Hawk” Wolinski
  10. Turn Out the Lamplight

In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Columbia” label released “Celebrate Me Home”, the debut Kenny Loggins solo album. It was recorded 1975-1976, and was produced by Phil Ramone and Bob James.

Personnel:

  • Patti Austin– backing vocals
  • Hiram Bullock– guitar
  • Jon Clarke – percussion, woodwinds
  • Vince Denham – backing vocals, woodwinds
  • Laudir de Oliveira– percussion
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Lani Groves– backing vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie– backing vocals
  • George Hawkins – bass, backing vocals
  • Bob James– keyboards, producer
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Kenny Loggins – guitar, keyboards, lead & backing vocals
  • Ralph MacDonald– drums
  • Harvey Mason, Sr.– drums
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Lee Ritenour– guitar
  • Tommy Tedesco– mandolin
  • Richard Tee– keyboards
  • Ed Caraeff- photography

Track listing:

  1. Lady Luck – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: John Townsend
  2. If You Be Wise – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: Jimmy Webb
  3. I Believe in Love – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
  4. Set It Free – Eva Ein, Kenny Loggins
  5. Why Do People Lie – Eva Ein, Kenny Loggins
  6. Enter My Dream – Kenny Loggins
  7. I’ve Got the Melody (Deep in My Heart) – Patti Austin
  8. Celebrate Me Home – Bob James, Kenny Loggins
  9. Daddy’s Back – Eva Ein, David Foster, Kenny Loggins
  10. You Don’t Know Me – Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker

 

 

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Elektra” label released “Playing Possum”, the fifth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in 1975 at “Sound Labs”, “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Crystal Sound”, “ A&M Studios” and “Burbank Studios” in California, and was produced by Richard Perry.In 1991, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 20 on its  list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon — acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, arrangements, vocals, background vocals
  • Jeff Baxter— guitar
  • Eddie Bongo — conga
  • Rita Coolidge— vocals, background vocals
  • Irving Cottler— drums
  • John— guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Alan Estes — percussion
  • Andrew Gold— guitar, drums, tambourine
  • Jim Gordon— drums
  • Abigale Haness — vocals, background vocals
  • James Newton Howard— arp Synthesizer, keyboards, electric piano
  • Carole King— vocals, background vocals
  • Clydie King— vocals, background vocals
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow— pedal steel guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums
  • Trevor Lawrence — saxophone, alto saxophone
  • Billy Mernit — piano
  • Joe Mondragon — bass
  • Ken Moore — vocals, background vocals
  • Tommy Morgan — harmonica
  • Andy Newmark— percussion, drums
  • Richard Perry— tambourine
  • Vini Poncia— vocals, background vocals
  • Emil Richards— percussion
  • Rodney Richmond — vocals, background vocals
  • Lee Ritenour— guitar, mandolin, electric guitar
  • Alvin Robinson— guitar
  • Leland Sklar— bass, drums
  • Fred Staehle — percussion
  • Ringo Starr— drums
  • Liza Strike — vocals
  • James Taylor— acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals, background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters — vocals, background vocals
  • Derrek Van Eaton — fiddle, flute
  • Lon Van Eaton — clarinet, flute, sitar
  • Klaus Voormann— bass
  • Willie Weeks— bass
  • Maxine Willard — background vocals
  • Carolyn Willis — vocals, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon; except where noted.

  1. After the Storm
  2. Love Out in the Street
  3. Look Me in the Eyes
  4. More and More – Mac Rebennack, Alvin Robinson
  5. Slave – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  6. Attitude Dancing – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  7. Sons of Summer – Bill Mernit
  8. Waterfall
  9. Are You Ticklish
  10. Playing Possum

On February 12, 2017.

al-jarreau

On February 12, 2017, Alwin Lopez “Al” Jarreau died aged 76. He was jazz singer, with successful solo career, and has recorded and performed with many famous musicians and bands including: Joe Sample, Chick Corea, Kathleen Battle, Miles Davis, David Sanborn Rick Braun, George Benson, Freddie Hubbard, Sister Sledge, Bob James, Shakatak, Lee Ritenour, Benny Golson and Quincy Jones. In 1991 Jarreau was awarded the “Honorary Doctorate of Music” by “Berklee College of Music”; in 2001 he was inducted in the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”; in 2004 he was awarded “Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts” by “University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee”, and in 2012 he was inducted in the “SoulMusic Hall of Fame at SoulMusic.com”. Jarreau won seven “Grammy Awards”.

On March 15, 1979.

Fate for Breakfast

On March 15, 1979, “Columbia” label released “Fate for Breakfast” the fourth Art Garfunkel solo album. It was recorded January – February 1979, and was produced by Louie Shelton and Mike Batt.

Personnel:

  • Art Garfunkel – vocals, harmony vocals
  • Penny Nichols – background vocals
  • Stephen Bishop– guitar, background vocals
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Oberheim
  • Tom Scott– tenor saxophone
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Leah Kunkel– background vocals
  • Gene Page– arranger
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Louie Shelton– electric guitar
  • Billy Alessi – background vocals
  • Bobby Alessi – background vocals
  • Maxine Anderson – background vocals
  • Michael Baird– drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Carolyn Dennis– background vocals
  • Alan Estes – percussion
  • Lyle Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Jim Gilstrap – background vocals
  • Roland Harker – guitar
  • DeLisle Harper – bass
  • Lyle Harper, Les Hurdle, Neil Jason, Neil Johnson – bass
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Hugh McCracken– electric guitar
  • Roy J. Morgan – drums
  • Del Newman – string arrangement
  • Lee Ritenour– electric guitar
  • Larry Rolando – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Edwin Roxburgh – bass
  • Jeffrey Staton – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Richard Tee– electric piano
  • Richie Zito– electric guitar

Track listing:

  1. In a Little While (I’ll Be on My Way) – Dennis Belfield
  2. Since I Don’t Have You – Joseph Rock, Jimmy Beaumont, Lenny Martin
  3. And I Know – Michael Sembello,David Batteau
  4. Sail on a Rainbow – Stephen Bishop
  5. Miss You Nights – Dave Townsend
  6. Bright Eyes – Mike Batt
  7. Finally Found a Reason – Michael Sembello, David Batteau, Craig Bickhardt, Rick Bell
  8. Beyond the Tears – Jeffrey Comanor, Robert Gundry
  9. Oh How Happy – Charles Hatcher
  10. When Someone Doesn’t Want You – Jeffrey Staton
  11. Take Me Away – Grant Gullickson, Lance Gullickson