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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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On August 8, 1983.

On August 8, 1983, “Family Productions” label released “An Innocent Man”, the ninth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Chelsea Sound” and “A&R Recording, Inc.” in New York, and was produced by Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– Baldwin acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3 organ, lead  and background vocals
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • David Brown – lead electric and acoustic guitars
  • Russell Javors– rhythm electric and acoustic guitars
  • Mark Rivera– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Leon Pendarvis – Hammond B3 organ
  • Richard Tee– acoustic piano
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar
  • Toots Thielemans– harmonica
  • “String Fever” – strings
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Joe Shepley – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • John Gatchell – trumpet
  • Tom Bahler, Rory Dodd, Frank Floyd, Lani Groves, Ullanda McCullough, Ron Taylor, Terry Textor, Eric Troyer, Mike Alexander – background vocal
  • Engineers: Jim Boyer, Bradshaw Leigh
  • Assistant engineers: Mike Allaire, Scott James
  • Production coordinator: Laura Loncteaux
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Horn and string arrangements: David Matthews
  • Background vocal arrangements: Tom Bahler
  • Musical advisor: Billy Zampino
  • Photography: Gilles Larrain
  • Cover design: Christopher Austopchuk, Mark Larson

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except for the chorus for “This Night,” credited to L. v. Beethoven.

  1. Easy Money
  2. An Innocent Man
  3. The Longest Time
  4. This Night
  5. Tell Her About It
  6. Uptown Girl
  7. Careless Talk
  8. Christie Lee
  9. Leave a Tender Moment Alone
  10. Keeping the Faith

In July 1982.

In July 1982, “Arista” label released “Jump To It”, the thirty-first Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Mediasound Studios” in New York City, “Record Plant” and “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, “Soundsuite” in Detroit, and was produced by Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin. The album received the “American Music Award” for “Best Soul Album”.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Love – guitar solo
  • Marcus Miller– bass, synthesizer, synthesizer and rhythm arrangements, keyboards
  • Francisco Centeno, Louis Johnson– bass
  • Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams– drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – congas, percussion
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Nat Adderley, Jr.– keyboards, rhythm arrangements
  • Luther Vandross– backing vocals, keyboards, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • George Duke– acoustic piano solo
  • Sonny Burke– keyboards
  • Paul Riser, Leon Pendarvis, Jr., Jerry Hey– horn and string arrangements
  • George Young – soprano sax solo
  • Erma Franklin, Pam Vincent, Sandra Dance, Brenda White, Cissy Houston, Fonzi Thornton, Michelle Cobbs, Phillip Ballou, Tawatha Agee, Norma Jean Wright, Alexandra Brown, Darlene Love, Paulette McWilliams, Stephanie Spruill, Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Four Tops– backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Levi Stubbs – lead vocals
  • Production coordination – Sephra Herman
  • Recorded and mixed by Michael Brauer
  • Additional engineers – Carl Beatty, Lee Keifer
  • Assistant engineers – Michael Christopher, Karat Faye, John Hanlon, Harry Spiridakis, Don Wershba, Warren Woods
  • Music contractors – Sephra Herma, Trevor Veitch
  • Art Direction, design – Ria Lewerke-Shapiro
  • Photography – Harry Langdon
  • Lettering – Sue Reilly

Track listing:

  1. Jump to It – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  2. Love Me Right – Luther Vandross
  3. If She Don’t Want Your Lovin’ – Sam Dees
  4. This Is for Real – Luther Vandross
  5. (It’s Just) Your Love – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  6. I Wanna Make It Up to You – Aretha Franklin
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Just My Daydream – Smokey Robinson

On November 24, 1986.

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On November 24, 1986, “Duck / Warner Bros” labels released “August”, the tenth Eric Clapton studio album. It was recorded April – May 1986, and was produced by Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Tom Dowd. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton– guitar, vocals
  • Phil Collins– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Tina Turner– vocals, backing vocals
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Gary Brooker– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Leon Pendarvis – horn arrangements
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Richard Feldman – keyboards
  • Laurence Cottle– bass guitar
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Richard Cottle – synthesizer
  • Larry Williams– synthesizer programming
  • Katie Kissoon– backing vocals
  • Magic Moreno – backing vocals, engineering
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Steve Chase, John Jacobs, Paul Gommersall, Peter Hefter – engineering
  • Terry O’Neill– photography

Track listing:

  1. It’s in the Way That You Use It – Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson
  2. Run – Lamont Dozier
  3. Tearing Us Apart – Eric Clapton, Greg Phillinganes
  4. Bad Influence – Robert Cray, Michael Vannice
  5. Walk Away – Richard Feldman, Marcella Detroit
  6. Hung Up on Your Love – Lamont Dozier
  7. Take a Chance – Eric Clapton, Nathan East, Greg Phillinganes
  8. Hold On – Eric Clapton, Phil Collins
  9. Miss You – Eric Clapton, Bobby Columby, Greg Phillinganes
  10. Holy Mother – Stephen Bishop, Eric Clapton
  11. Behind the Mask – Chris Mosdell, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Michael Jackson
  12. Grand Illusion – Bob Farrell, Dave Robbins, Wesly Stephenson

 

 

 

On August 16, 1994.

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On August 16, 1994, “Geffen” label released “Picture Perfect Morning”, the debut Edie Brickell solo album. It was recorded in 1994, and was produced by David Bromberg, Roy Halee, and Paul Simon.

Personnel:

  • Edie Brickell- acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Butch Amiot -bass
  • Mingo Araujo -percussion
  • Cyro Baptista- percussion
  • Michael Bearden -synthesizer
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Herb Besson -trombone
  • Phyllis Bethel -background vocals
  • Michael Brecker- ewi
  • David Bromberg – guitar,slide guitar
  • John Bush -triangle
  • Larry Campbell- guitar, pedal steel, violin
  • Vivian Cherry – background vocals
  • Victor Cook – background vocals
  • Richard Crooks -drums
  • Michael Davis -trombone
  • Joel Diamond -organ
  • Bill Dillon – guitar,electric guitar
  • The Dixie Cups – background vocals
  • John- synthesizer, piano
  • Jerry Douglas- dobro
  • Charles Elam III – background vocals
  • Steve Gadd- drums
  • Nelson Gonzalez – guitar
  • Willie Green – drums
  • Tony Hall – bass
  • Brad Houser- bass
  • Bashiri Johnson- percussion, conga
  • Bakithi Khumalo – bass
  • Dennis King – background vocals
  • Skip LaPlante – percussion
  • Maurice Lauchner – background vocals
  • John Leventhal – acoustic guitar, guitar
  • Terry Manuel – background vocals
  • Madeleine Yayodele Nelson – background vocals,chekere
  • Art Neville- organ, keyboard
  • Cyril Neville- percussion
  • Keith O’Quinn – trombone
  • Shawn Pelton – drums
  • Leon Pendarvis – synthesizer
  • James Pugh – trombone
  • Steve Riley -accordion
  • Dave Samuels -vibraphone
  • Paul Simon- acoustic guitar, guitar
  • Brian Stoltz – guitar, electric guitar
  • Barry White- voices
  • Kenny Withrow – guitar, electric guitar
  • Engineers: David Bromberg, Malcolm Burn, Roy Halee, Andy Smith
  • Assistant engineer: Dave Wittman
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi
  • Session coordinators: Jimmy Corona, Marc Silag
  • Project coordinator: Dolores Lusitana
  • Horn arrangements: Shari Feder
  • Art direction: Tom Zutaut
  • Photography: Michael Halsband, Vaughn Hazell, Kevin Mazur

Track listing:

All tracks by Edie Brickell.

  1. Tomorrow Comes
  2. Green
  3. When the Lights Go Down
  4. Good Times
  5. Another Woman’s Dream
  6. Stay Awhile
  7. Hard Times
  8. Olivia
  9. In the Bath
  10. Picture Perfect Morning
  11. Lost in the Moment