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On January 14, 1976.

On January 14, 1976, “Kudu Records” label released “House of the Rising Sun”, the fourth Idris Muhammad album. it was recorded May – October 1975, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  1. Idris Muhammad – drums
  2. Will Lee, Wilbur Bascomb – bass
  3. Eric Gale – guitar  
  4. Joe Beck – guitar
  5. Leon Pendarvis – piano   
  6. Don Grolnick – piano 
  7. Roland Hanna – piano
  8. David Sanborn – alto saxophone
  9. George Young – tenor saxophone
  10. Bob Berg – tenor saxophone
  11. Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
  12. George Devens – percussion
  13. Tom Harrell- trumpet
  14. Barry Rogers – trombone
  15. Unknown members of the ensemble
  16. Unknown vocalists

Track listing:

All compositions arranged, adapted and conducted by David Matthews, except for “Sudan”, arranged by Tom Harrell.

  1. House of the Rising Sun – traditional
  2. Baia (Boogie Bump) – Ary Barroso, Ray Gilbert
  3. Hard to Face the Music – Ashford & Simpson
  4. Theme for New York City (based on prelude No. 41) – Frédéric Chopin
  5. Sudan – Idris Muhammad, Tom Harrell
  6. Hey Pock A-Way – Aaron Neville, Greg Porter, Joseph Modelliste, Leo Nocentelli

On April 4, 2006.

On April 4, 2006, “Blue Note” label released “Thunderbird”, the 15th Cassandra Wilson album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, “The Village Recorder”, “Electro Magnetic Studio” and “The Green Room” in Los Angeles, “Dangerous Music” in NY., and was produced by T-Bone Burnett and Keith Ciancia.

Personnel:

  • Cassandra Wilson– vocals, guitar
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • Keith Ciancia – double bass, piano, keyboards, programming, synthesizerstrings
  • Mike Elizondo – bass programming, synthesizer strings
  • Keb’ Mo’– guitar
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Colin Linden – guitar
  • Grégoire Maret– harmonica
  • Bill Maxwell – drums
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • Reginald Veal – double bass
  • Mike Piersante – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Go to Mexico – Keith Ciancia, Mike Elizondo, Zigaboo Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr, Cassandra Wilson
  2. Closer to You – Jakob Dylan
  3. Easy Rider – traditional
  4. It Would Be So Easy – Keith Ciancia, Mike Elizondo, Mike Piersante, Cassandra Wilson
  5. Red River Valley – traditional
  6. Poet – Keith Ciancia, Cassandra Wilson
  7. I Want to be Loved – Willie Dixon
  8. Lost – Joseph Henry Burnett
  9. Strike a Match – Joseph Henry Burnett, Ethan Coen
  10. Tarot – Keith Ciancia, Jim Keltner, Cassandra Wilson

 

In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Island” label released “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley”, the debut Robert Palmer solo album. It was recorded in 1974, in New York, New Orleans and at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, and was produced by Steve Smith.

  • Robert Palmer – vocals
  • Vicki Brown– backing vocals
  • Mongezi Feza – flageolet, horns
  • Art Neville– keyboards
  • Leo Nocentelli– guitar
  • George Porter, Jr.– bass
  • Joseph Modeliste– drums
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Lowell George– slide guitar, guitar
  • Cornell Dupree– guitar
  • Richard Tee– piano
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Bernard Purdie– drums
  • Jim Mullen– guitar
  • Jody Linscott– percussion
  • Steve York – harmonica solo
  • Steve Winwood– piano
  • Phill Brown– engineering, mixing
  • Ken Laxton – engineering
  • Alan Varner – engineering
  • Rhett Davies– engineering
  • Graham Hughes – artwork, cover photography

Track listing:

All songs by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Sailing Shoes – Lowell George
  2. Hey Julia
  3. Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley – Allen Toussaint
  4. Get Outside
  5. Blackmail – Robert Palmer, Lowell George
  6. How Much Fun
  7. From a Whisper to a Scream – Allen Toussaint
  8. Through It All There’s You

 

On August 19, 1975.

On August 19, 1975, “Epic” label released “Phoenix” is the fifth Labelle album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Allen Toussaint.

Personnel:

  • Nona Hendryx, Patti Labelle, Sarah Dash- vocals
  • Edward Batts – electric and acoustic guitar
  • Carmine “Pee Wee” Rojas- bass
  • James Ellison – keyboards
  • Larry Davis – drums
  • Jeffrey Shannon – percussion
  • George Porter, Jr.– bass
  • Herman Ernest III – drums
  • Leo Nocentelli, Steve Hughes, Teddy Royal- guitar
  • Allen Toussaint- Fender Rhodes, arrangements
  • James Booker– organ
  • Carl Blouin – baritone saxophone
  • Jim Moore – tenor & alto saxophone, flute
  • Lon Price – tenor saxophone
  • Lester Caliste – trombone
  • John Longo – trumpet
  • Steve Howard – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Vicki Wickham- executive producer
  • Don Puluse, Ken Laxton – engineers
  • Tom Huetis – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Nona Hendryx; except where noted.

  1. Phoenix (The Amazing Flight of a Lone Star)
  2. Slow Burn
  3. Black Holes in the Sky
  4. Good Intentions
  5. Far As We Felt Like Goin’ – Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan
  6. Messin’ with My Mind
  7. Chances Go Round – Nona Hendryx, Edward Levone Batts, James Budd Ellison
  8. Cosmic Dancer
  9. Take the Night Off
  10. Action Time – Edward Levone Batts, James Ellison; with additional lyrics by Nona Hendryx

 

In July 1976.

In July 1976, “Reprise” label released “Trick Bag”, the seventh Meters studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Allen Toussaint, Ziggy Modeliste, Art Neville, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr. and Kenneth “Afro” Williams..

Personnel:

  • Ziggy Modeliste– drums
  • Art Neville– keyboards, vocals
  • Cyril Neville– congas, percussion, vocals
  • Leo Nocentelli– guitar, vocals
  • George Porter, Jr.– bass guitar
  • Kenneth “Afro” Williams – percussion
  • Tony Owens – background vocals
  • Terry Smith – background vocals
  • Earl King– vocals
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Bill Dahl – liner notes
  • Rich Russell – design
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction
  • Michael P. Smith – photography
  • Tom Copi – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ziggy Modeliste, Art Neville, Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr. and Kenneth “Afro” Williams, except where noted.

  1. Disco Is the Thing Today
  2. Find Yourself
  3. All These Things – Naomi Neville
  4. I Want to Be Loved by You
  5. Suite for 20 G – James Taylor
  6. (Doodle Loop) The World Is a Little Bit Under the Weather – Leo Nocentelli, Vincent Toussaint
  7. Trick Bag – Earl King
  8. Mister Moon
  9. Chug-A-Lug
  10. Hang ‘Em High – Dominic Frontiere
  11. Honky Tonk Women – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Reprise” label released “Fire on the Bayou”, the sixth Meters studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sea-Saint Studios”, and was produced by Allen Toussaint, Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, Cyril Neville and George Porter, Jr.

Personnel:

  • George Porter, Jr.– bass guitar
  • Joseph Modeliste– drums, graphic design
  • Leo Nocentelli– guitar, vocals
  • Art Neville– keyboards
  • Cyril Neville– congas, percussion
  • Wardell Quezergue– horn arrangements
  • Russ Ballard– composer
  • Marshall Sehorn– executive producer, remixing
  • Efram Turchick – project manager
  • Tim Livingston – project manager
  • Roberta Grace – engineer
  • Ken Laxton – engineer, remixing
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Al Quaglieri – mastering
  • Bunny Matthews– liner notes
  • Rich Russell – design
  • Paul Howrilla (aka Paul Andrew) – graphic design

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr. except where noted.

  1. Out in the Country
  2. Fire on the Bayou – by Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr., Cyril Neville
  3. Love Slip Upon Ya
  4. Talkin’ ‘Bout New Orleans – Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr., Cyril Neville
  5. They All Ask’d for You
  6. Can You Do Without?
  7. Liar – Russ Ballard
  8. You’re a Friend of Mine
  9. Middle of the Road
  10. Running Fast
  11. Mardi Gras Mambo – Frankie Adams, Lou Welsch, Ken Elliot

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Reprise” label released “Rejuvenation”, the fifth Meters studio album.It was recorded in 1974, at “Sea-Saint Studios”, and was produced by Allen Toussaint, Ziggy Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr. and Lowell George.

Personnel:

  • Ziggy Modeliste– drums, vocals
  • Art Neville– keyboards, vocals
  • Leo Nocentelli– guitar, background vocals
  • George Porter, Jr.– bass, background vocals
  • Lowell George– slide guitar
  • Tim Livingston – project manager
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Al Quaglieri – mastering
  • Ken Laxton – engineer
  • Rich Russell – design
  • Bunny Matthews– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Ziggy Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter, Jr.

  1. People Say
  2. Love Is for Me
  3. Just Kissed My Baby
  4. What’cha Say
  5. Jungle Man
  6. Hey Pocky A-Way
  7. It Ain’t No Use
  8. Loving You Is on My Mind
  9. Africa

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Josie” label released “Struttin’”, the third Meters studio album. It was recorded in 1970 and was produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn.

Personnel:

  • Art Neville– organ, keyboards, vocals
  • Leo Nocentelli– guitar
  • George Porter, Jr.– bass guitar
  • Ziggy Modeliste– drums, percussion
  • Tim Livingston – project manager
  • David Smith – recording and mixing engineer
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Rich Russell – package design

Track listing:

  1. Chicken Strut
  2. Liver Splash
  3. Wichita Lineman – Jimmy Webb
  4. Joog
  5. Go for Yourself
  6. Same Old Thing
  7. Handclapping Song
  8. Darling Darling Darling – Roquel Davis
  9. Tippi-Toes
  10. Britches
  11. Hey! Last Minute
  12. Ride Your Pony – Naomi Neville

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Josie” label released the debut, self-titled Meters album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn.

Personnel:

  • Art Neville– organ, keyboards, composer
  • Ziggy Modeliste– drums, composer
  • Leo Nocentelli– guitar, composer
  • George Porter Jr.– bass guitar, composer
  • Janie Gans – art supervisor
  • Jake Kennedy – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter, Jr., except where noted.

  1. Cissy Strut
  2. Here Comes the Meter Man
  3. Cardova
  4. Live Wire
  5. Art
  6. Sophisticated Cissy
  7. Ease Back
  8. 6V6 LA
  9. Sehorn’s Farm
  10. Ann
  11. Stormy – Buddy Buie, R. Cobb
  12. Sing a Simple Song – Sly Stone

On May 22, 1982.

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On May 22, 1982, “Island” label released “Sheffield Steel”, the eighth Joe Cocker studio album.It was recorded at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas,  and was produced by Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Adrian Belew,Barry Reynolds, Mikey Chung – guitars
  • Robbie Shakespeare – bass
  • Wally Badarou – keyboards
  • Sly Dunbar – drums
  • Uziah “Sticky” Thompson – percussion
  • Robert Palmer,Jimmy Cliff – backing vocals
  • Ted Jensen– mastering at Sterling Sound, NYC

Track listing:

  1. Look What You’ve Done – Leo Nocentelli
  2. Shocked – Ira Ingber, Greg Sutton
  3. Sweet Little Woman – Andy Fraser
  4. Seven Days – Bob Dylan
  5. Marie – Randy Newman
  6. Ruby Lee – Bill Withers, Melvin Dunlap
  7. Many Rivers to Cross – Jimmy Cliff
  8. So Good, So Right – Brenda Russell
  9. Talking Back to the Night – Steve Winwood,Will Jennings
  10. Just Like Always – Jimmy Webb