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On September 6, 1977.

On September 6, 1977, “Arista” label released “Singin’…” the sixth Melissa Manchester album. It was recorded in 1977, at “A&R Studios”, “Sound Labs” in Hollywood, and was produced by Vini Poncia.

Personnel:

  • Melissa Manchester – lead vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • James Newton Howard– Oberheim synthesizer, string arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • Sid McGinnis– guitar
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Tom Saviano – woodwind arrangements, flute, horn arrangements, tenor saxophone
  • Mike Carnahan – flute
  • Leo Potts – flute
  • Andy Macintosh – baritone saxophone
  • Stanley Schwartz – tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Richard Felts – trumpet, flugelhorn solo
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Vini Poncia– backing vocals
  • Claudia Cagan – backing vocals
  • Wendy Haas – backing vocals
  • Brie Howard – backing vocals
  • Gail Kantor – backing vocals
  • The Faragher Brothers– backing vocals
  • Bob Schaper – engineer
  • Tom Bush – second engineer
  • Galen Senogles – mixing
  • Ron Hitchcock – mastering
  • Anne Streer – production coordinator
  • Kay Steele – cover coordinator
  • John Kosh – art direction, desiign
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Sad Eyes – David Spinozza
  2. I Wanna Be Where You Are – Arthur Ross, Leon Ware
  3. A Love Of Your Own – Ned Doheny
  4. No One’s Ever Seen This Side Of Me – Melissa Manchester
  5. You Make It Easy – James Taylor
  6. Stand – Melissa Manchester
  7. My Love Is All I Know – Wendy Waldman
  8. Time – Robert Marshall, John Miles
  9. Let Me Serenade You – John Finley
  10. The Warmth Of The Sun – Brian Wilson

On August 27, 2013.

On August 27, 2013, “Heads Up Records”, and “Concord Records” labels released “Hacienda”, the eighth Jeff Lorber Fusion studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “JHL Sound”, “Gong Vibe Mobile”, “Cocoa Butt Inc.”, “Studio 107”, and was produced by Jeff Lorber and Jimmy Haslip

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber – guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, recording, mixing
  • Jean-Luc Ponty – violin
  • Jimmy Haslip – bass
  • David Mann – brass, flute, saxophone, horn arrangements, recording
  • Eric Marienthal – alto saxophone
  • Larry Koonse – guitar
  • Ed Mann – marimba, recording
  • Vinnie Coaliuta – drums
  • Dave Weckl – drums
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Michael Thompson – recording
  • Michael Brauer – mixing
  • Rich Breen – mastering
  • Raffi Minasian – cover
  • Janet Wolsborn – design
  • Greg Allen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lorber, except where noted.

  1. Corinaldo
  2. Solar Wind
  3. King Kong – Frank Zappa
  4. The Steppe
  5. Hacienda
  6. Fab Gear
  7. Raptor
  8. Everlast – Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip
  9. Playa del Falco
  10. Escapade
  11. Dragonfly – Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip

 

In July 1986.

In July 1986, “Warner Bros” label released “East of Midnight”, the 17th Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded January 1985 – March 1986, at “Eastern Sound” in Toronto, and was produced by Gordon Lightfoot and David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – main vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • Vern Dorge – alto and tenor saxophone
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards
  • Mike Heffernan – keyboards
  • James Newton Howard- synthesizer, percussion, keyboards
  • Sheree Jeacocke – harmony vocals
  • Barry Keane – percussion, drums
  • Michael Landau- guitar
  • Bob Mann – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Richard Marx- harmony vocals
  • Lou Pomanti – Hammond organ
  • Tom Szczesniak – synthesizer, bass, keyboards
  • Vesta Williams- harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot except where noted.

  1. Stay Loose
  2. Morning Glory
  3. East of Midnight
  4. A Lesson in Love
  5. Anything for Love – Gordon Lightfoot, David Foster
  6. Let it Ride
  7. Ecstasy Made Easy
  8. You Just Gotta Be
  9. A Passing Ship
  10. I’ll Tag Along

On July 15, 1981.

On July 15, 1981,”Warner Bros” label released “Pirates”, the second Rickie Lee Jones. It was recorded January 1980 – April 1981, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman.

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, vocals, and horn arrangements
  • Donald Fagen– synthesizer
  • Victor Feldman– drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Tom Scott– baritone & tenor saxophone
  • Ralph Burns– orchestral arrangements
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Sal Bernardi – harmonica, vocals
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Nick DeCaro – orchestral arrangements
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Russell Ferrante– keyboards
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet, flugelhorn, horn
  • David Kalish – guitar
  • Randy Kerber– keyboards
  • Neil Larsen– keyboards
  • Arno Lucas– background vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Clarence McDonald– keyboards
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Art Rodriguez – drums
  • Leslie Smith – background vocals
  • Joe Turano – background vocals
  • Loyd Clifft, Mark Linett– engineer
  • Mike Salisbury – cover design
  • Brassaï– front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rickie Lee Jones, except where noted.

  1. We Belong Together
  2. Living It Up
  3. Skeletons
  4. Woody and Dutch on the Slow Train to Peking – Rickie Lee Jones, David Kalish
  5. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)
  6. A Lucky Guy
  7. Traces of the Western Slopes – Sal Bernardi, Rickie Lee Jones
  8. The Returns

On June 14, 2019.

On June 14, 2019, “Columbia” label released “Western Stars”, the nineteenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Stone Hill” in New Jersey, and was produced by Ron Aniello.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen – vocals, acoustic, twelve-string and electric guitar, glockenspiel, synth, strings, banjo, percussion, organ, piano, sampler, celesta, organ solo, mellotron
  • Ron Anielo – electric upright bass, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion, vibraphone, bass, synth, sampler, drums, organ, celesta, loops, backing vocal
  • Marc Muller – lap steel guitar
  • Jon Brion– electric guitar
  • Rob Lebert – electric and baritone guitar
  • Greg Leisz, Marc Muller, Marty Rifkin– pedal steel guitar
  • David Sancious– organ
  • Charlie Giordano, David Sancious, Matt Rollings- piano
  • Lenny Castro – congas
  • Gunnar Olsen, Jon Brion, Matt Chamberlain– drums
  • Charlie Giordano- accordion
  • Andrew Sterman– alto flute
  • Alden Banta – bassoon
  • Curt Ramm – flugelhorn
  • Charles Pillow- oboe
  • Leelanee Sterrett– French horn
  • Rachel Drehmann– French horn
  • Jon Brion– celesta
  • Ed Manion- saxophone
  • Lenny Castro- shaker
  • Jon Brion– Farfisa synthesizer
  • Jon Brion– Moog synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro- tambourine
  • Jon Brion- timpani
  • Clark Gayton, Dan Levine- trombone
  • Barry Danielian, Curt Ramm- trumpet
  • Avatar Strings – Desiree Elsevier, Robert Reinhart, Vivek Kamath- viola
  • Stone Hill Strings – Rebecca Young, Shmuel Katz- viola
  • Luis Villalobos, Soozie Tyrell- violin
  • Avatar Strings – Annaliesa Place, Liz Lim, Emily Popham, Hyunju Lee, Joanna Maurer, Jung Sun Yoo, Lisa Kim, Sharon Yamada, Suzanne Ornstein- violin
  • Stone Hill Strings – Hyunju Lee, Joanna Maurer, Lisa Kim- viola
  • Avatar Strings – Alan Stepansky, Nathan Vickery- cello
  • Stone Hill Strings – Alan Stepansky- cello
  • Lisa Kim – concertmaster
  • Rob Mathes – conductor, arrangements Avatar Strings
  • Scott Tibbs – conductor Stone Hill Stringa, production coordinator
  • Cindy Mizelle, Curtis King, Matthew Koma, Michelle Moore, Soozie Tyrell– backing vocals
  • Patti Scialfa – vocal, vocal arrangements
  • Tobby Scott – loops, programming
  • Rob Lebret, Ron Aniello, Ross Petersen, Toby Scott – engineer
  • Alec Dixon, Brett Rouche, Chris Steffen, Greg Koller – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwigm- mastering
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant
  • Kevin Buell – technician
  • Michelle Holme – artwork, design
  • Danny Clinch – photography
  • Kalle Gustafsson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. Hitch Hikin’
  2. The Wayfarer
  3. Tucson Train
  4. Western Stars
  5. Sleepy Joe’s Cafe
  6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
  7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
  8. Sundown
  9. Somewhere North of Nashville
  10. Stones
  11. There Goes My Miracle
  12. Hello Sunshine
  13. Moonlight Motel

On June 1, 2010.

On June 1, 2010, “Heads Up” label released “Now Is the Time”, the sixth Jeff Lorber Fusion album. It was recorded in 2010, and was produced by Jeff Lorber, Bobby Colomby and Jimmy Haslip.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber– guitar, keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Jimmy Haslip– bass, percussion, producer
  • Paul Jackson, Jr.– guitar
  • Larry Koonse – guitar
  • Tony Maiden – guitar
  • Lil’ John Roberts – drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta- drums
  • Dave Weckl– drums
  • IreneB – vocals
  • Frankie Biggz– backing vocals
  • Jimmy Branly – drums, percussion
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Eric Marienthal– alto sax, tenor sax, soprano sax
  • Randy Brecker– flugelhorn
  • Steve Jankowski – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Teddy Mulet – trumpet
  • Tom Timko – flute, saxophone
  • Jens Wendelboe – trombone
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • Ada Rovatti – engineer
  • Allen Sides – mixing
  • Derek Jones – tracking engineer
  • Lori Stoll – photography
  • Janet Wolsborn – package design

Track listing:

  1. Rain Dance/Wanna Fly – Irene Bauza, Frankie Biggz, Jeff Lorber
  2. Moy – Bobby Colomby, Steve Dubin, Jeff Lorber
  3. Pixel – Bobby Colomby, Jimmy Haslip, Jeff Lorber
  4. Sugar Free – Irene Bauza, Frankie Biggz, Jeff Lorber
  5. Mysterious Traveller – Wayne Shorter
  6. Curtains/Before We Go – Irene Bauza, Frankie Biggz, Jeff Lorber
  7. Black Ice – Jeff Lorber
  8. Las Rosas – Bobby Colomby, Jeff Lorber
  9. Chinese Medicinal Herbs – Jeff Lorber
  10. Water Sign – Irene Bauza, Frankie Biggz, Jeff Lorber
  11. Sumatra – Jeff Lorber

On May 11, 1993.

On May 11, 1993, “Relativity” label released “Kingdom of Desire”, the eighth Toto studio album. It was recorded in 1992 at “A&M Studios”, “Skywalker Studios”, Schnee Studios”, “Devonshire Sound Studios”, “Record One”, “Rumbo Recorders”, “Castle Oak Studios”, “Track Record”, “Mad Hatter Studios”, “Pacifique Recording Studios”, “Enterprise Studios” and “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Danny Kortchmar, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro.

Personnel:

  • Steve Lukather– lead and backing vocals, guitars
  • David Paich– piano, organ, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizers
  • John Jessel – synthesizer programming
  • J. Vanston– synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Jim Keltner– percussion
  • Chris Trujillo – percussion
  • Joe Porcaro– percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Don Menza– saxophone
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • John Elefante– backing vocals
  • Alex Brown – backing vocals
  • Phillip Ingram– backing vocals
  • Angel Rogers – backing vocals
  • Fred White – backing vocals
  • Steve George– backing vocals
  • Richard Page– backing vocals
  • Bobby Womack– backing vocals
  • John Fogerty– backing vocals
  • Kevin Dorsey – backing vocals
  • Arnold McCuller– backing vocals
  • Billy Sherwood– backing vocals
  • Stan Lynch– backing vocals
  • Jenny Douglas-McRae – backing vocals
  • Jackie McGhee – backing vocals
  • Phil Perry– backing vocals
  • Jess Sutcliffe – production coordination, engineer
  • Niko Bolas, John Jessel, Greg Ladanyi – engineer
  • Anas Allaf, Mike Arvold, Shawn Berman, Kyle Bess, Ken Deranteriasian, Bob Edwards, Jeff Graham, Rob Jaczko, Dick Kaneshiro, Fred Kelly Jr., Ed Korengo, Keith Kresge, Tim Larber, Randy Long, Jeff Lorenzen, Rick Plant, Chris Rich, Rail Rogut, Thom Russo, Darian Sahanaja, M.T. Silva, Mick Stern, Bart Stevens, Randy Wine – recording engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering
  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Rick Patrick – illustration, logo design
  • Dennis Keeley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro, except where noted.

  1. Gypsy Train
  2. Don’t Chain My Heart
  3. Never Enough – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Mike Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro, Fee Waybill
  4. How Many Times
  5. 2 Hearts
  6. Wing of Time
  7. She Knows the Devil
  8. The Other Side – David Paich, Billy Sherwood, Rory Kaplan
  9. Only You
  10. Kick Down the Walls – Danny Kortchmar, Stan Lynch
  11. Kingdom of Desire – Danny Kortchmar
  12. Jake to the Bone

On April 3, 2007.

On April 3, 2007, “Blue Note” label released “He Had a Hat”, the twelve Jeff Lorber album. It was recorded 2006 – 2007 and was produced by Bobby Colomby.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber– piano, keyboards
  • Eric Benet– vocals
  • Paula Cole– vocals
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Gerald Albright – alto saxophone
  • Bob Sheppard– tenor saxophone
  • Kirk Whalum– tenor saxophone
  • Ada Rovatti– tenor saxophone
  • Tom Timko– tenor saxophone
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears– horns
  • Steve Jankowski– trumpet
  • Hernan Mulet– trumpet
  • Jens Wendelboe– bass and tenor trombone
  • The Lair Studio Brass Ensemble
  • The Krim Symphonic Orchestra– Orchestrated by Jeremy Lubbock
  • Chris Botti– trumpet
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, horn arrangement
  • Jacques Voyemant– trombone
  • Tom Scott– horns, horn arrangement
  • Paul Jackson Jr.– guitar
  • Paul Brown– guitar
  • Russell Malone– guitar
  • Brian Bromberg– bass
  • Alex Al– bass
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Dave Weckl– drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lorber, except where noted.

  1. Anthem For a New America
  2. He Had a Hat
  3. Grandma’s Hands  – Bill Withers
  4. Surreptitious
  5. All Most Blues
  6. Orchid
  7. BC Bop
  8. The Other Side of the Heart
  9. Hudson
  10. Super Fusion Unit
  11. Eye Tunes
  12. Requiem For Gandalf
  13. Burn Brightly
  14. Deep Night – bonus track

On February 15, 2005.

On February 15, 2005, “Narada” label released “Flipside”, the twelfth Jeff Lorber studio album. It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Jeff Lorber and Steve Dubin.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lorber – Fender Rhodes, guitar, keyboards, piano, Wah Wah guitar, Wurlitzer
  • Steve Dubin – bass, drum programming
  • Eric Wall – guitar
  • Robbie Nevil – guitar
  • Andrea Martin – background vocals
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Nelson Jackson – horn, keyboards, synthesizer bass
  • Gary Meek – flute, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Alex Al – bass
  • John Roberts – drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion, congas
  • Ron King – trumpet
  • David Mann – saxophones, horn arrangements
  • Victor Lawrence – cello
  • Connie Cage – design

Track listing:

  1. Ooh la La
  2. Everybody Knows That
  3. By My Side
  4. Flipside
  5. Santa Monica Triangle
  6. Sun Ra
  7. Angel in Paris
  8. Bombay café
  9. Tune 88
  10. Enchanted Way

On January 28, 1997.

On January 28, 1997, “Hip-O” label released “In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy”, album by Pat Boone. It was recorded in 1996, at “Ocean Way Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Michael Lloyd and Jeffrey Weber.

Personnel:

  • Pat Boone, Ronnie James Dio, Clydene Jackson Edwards, Merry Clayton, Carmen Twillie- vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore, Mitch Holder, Dawayne Bailey, Dweezil Zappa, Dan Ferguson, Michael Thompson- electric guitar
  • Doug Cameron, Bruce Dukov, Michelle Richards – violin
  • Evan Wilson – viola
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Tom Scott, Gary Herbig, Don Menza, Pete Christlieb, Terry Harrington, Plas Johnson, Jeol Peskin – woodwinds
  • Frank Szabo, Chuck Findley, Wayne Bergeron, Rick Baptist, Chris Tedesco – trumpet
  • Dick “Slide” Hyde, Lew McCreary, Alan Kaplan, Bruce Otto, Dana Hughes – trombone
  • Dave Siebels – organ, keyboards
  • Andy Simpkins- acoustic bass
  • Marco Mendoza- electric bass
  • Gregg Bissonette- drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Sheila E.- timbales

Track listing:

  1. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ – original by Judas Priest
  2. Smoke on the Water – original by Deep Purple
  3. It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) – original by AC/DC
  4. Panama – original by Van Halen
  5. No More Mr. Nice Guy – original by Alice Cooper
  6. Love Hurts – original by Everly Brothers, composed by Boudleaux Bryant
  7. Enter Sandman – original by Metallica
  8. Holy Diver – original by Dio
  9. Paradise City – original by Guns N’ Roses
  10. The Wind Cries Mary – original by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  11. Crazy Train – original by Ozzy Osbourne
  12. Stairway to Heaven – original by Led Zeppelin