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On May 29, 1984.

Tina Turner - Private_Dancer

On May 29, 1984, “Capitol” label released “Private Dancer”, the fifth Tina Turner solo studio album. It was recorded 1983-1984, and was produced by Terry Britten, John Carter, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, Wilton Felder, Rupert Hine, Joe Sample, Greg Walsh and Martyn Ware. The album became worldwide commercial success, being certified 7 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 5 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”, 5 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”, Platinum in Spain by PROMUSICAE, and Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”.

Personnel:

  • Tina Turner– lead vocals , background vocals
  • Gary Barnacle– saxophone
  • Jeff Beck– guitar solo
  • Terry Britten– guitar, background vocals
  • Graham Broad– drums
  • Jack Bruno – drums
  • Alan Clark– percussion, keyboards
  • Mel Collins– saxophone
  • Cy Curnin– background vocals
  • David Ervin– synthesizer programming
  • Wilton Felder– bass, saxophone
  • Nick Glennie-Smith– keyboards
  • Glenn Gregory– background vocals
  • Rupert Hine – bass, keyboards, background vocals
  • John Illsley – bass
  • Hal Lindes – guitar
  • Billy Livsey – keyboards
  • Tessa Niles – background vocals
  • Jimmy Philips – keyboards
  • Frank Ricotti – percussion
  • Joe Sample – synthesizer, piano
  • John Trivers- bass
  • David T. Walker – guitar
  • Paul Warren- guitar
  • Martyn Ware – synthesizer, drum machine, background vocals
  • Jamie West-Oram – guitar
  • Terry Williams – drums
  • Nick Plytas – piano, synthesizer
  • Engineers: F. Byron Clark, John Hudson, Walter Samuel, Greg Walsh, Stephen W Tayler
  • Mixing: John Hudson, Stephen W Tayler
  • Remixing: Humberto Gatica
  • Mastering: Alan Yoshida
  • Music programming: David Ervin , Rupert Hine, Greg Walsh
  • David Cullen – string arrangements
  • Greg Walsh, Martyn Ware – arrangers
  • Sam Gay – creative direction
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • John O’Brien – design
  • Peter Ashworth – photography

.  Track listing:

  1. I Might Have Been Queen – Rupert Hine, Obstoj
  2. What’s Love Got to Do with It – Terry Britten, Lyle
  3. Show Some Respect – Terry Britten, Shifrin
  4. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Bryant, Miller, Peebles
  5. Better Be Good to Me – Chapman, Chinn, Knigh
  6. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green, Jackson, Mitchell
  7. 1984 – David Bowie
  8. Steel Claw – Brady
  9. Private Dancer – Mark Knopfler
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On January 31, 1972.

Lets stay together

On January 31, 1972, “Hi” label released “Let’s Stay Together”, album by Al Green. It was recorded in 1971, at “Royal Recording Studio” in Memphis and was produced by Willie Mitchell. Magazine “Q” included “Let’s Stay Together” in its list of “Best Soul Albums of All Time”. in 1994 “Guinness” ranked the album at number 608 in its “1000 album poll” and at number 25 in the “Top 50 Soul Albums list”.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Howard Grimes- drums
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Leroy Hodges- bass
  • Charles Hodges- organ, piano
  • Teenie Hodges- guitar
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet
  • Andrew Love- horn, tenor saxophone
  • Ed Logan – horn, tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell – bass, baritone saxophone, arrangements
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes, Sandra Rhodes – background vocals, arrangements
  • Jools DeVere – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green, except where noted

  1. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green, Wayne Jackson, James Mitchell
  2. La-La for You – Al Green, James Mitchell
  3. So You’re Leaving
  4. What Is This Feeling?
  5. Old Time Lovin
  6. I’ve Never Found a Girl (Who Loves Me Like You Do) – Floyd, Isbell, Jones
  7. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  8. Judy
  9. It Ain’t No Fun to Me