Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Ringo Starr: Ringo 2012

On January 30, 2012, “Hip-O” and “UM” labels released “Ringo 2012”, the 17th Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Roccabella West” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Sugar and Ringo Starr.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion,  keyboards, guitar, mixing
  • Steve Dudas – guitar, bass
  • Joe Walsh – guitar
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd – guitar
  • David A. Stewart – guitar, keyboards
  • Matt Cartsonis – mandolin
  • Bruce Sugar – keyboards, piano, horn, arrangement, organ, synth horns, mixing
  • Van Dyke Parks – keyboards, accordion, string arrangement
  • Benmont Tench – organ
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Don Was – bass
  • Michael Bradford – bass
  • Edgar Winter – sax, organ
  • Ann Marie Calhoun – violin
  • Amy Keys – backing vocals
  • Kelly Moneymaker – backing vocals
  • Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Ned Douglas – recording assistant
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • Vartan – art direction
  • Mike Fink, Philip Manning, Meire Murakami – design
  • Rob Shanahan – photography
  • Christine Telleck – production manager
  • Adam Starr – product manager

Track listing:

  1. Anthem – Richard Starkey, Glen Ballard
  2. Wings – Rickard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  3. Think It Over – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  4. Samba – Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks
  5. Rock Island Line – traditional, arranged by Richard Starkey
  6. Step Lightly – Richard Starkey
  7. Wonderful – Richard Starkey, Gary Nicholson
  8. In Liverpool – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  9. Slow Down – Richard Starkey, Joe Walsh

Baio: Dead Hand Control

On January 29, 2020, “Glassnote” label released “Dead Hand Control”, the third Baio (Chris Baio) studio album. It was recorded June 2018- January 2020, at “13 Studios” in London, “Heavy Duty Studios” in Burbank, “C+C Music Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Chris Baio.

  • Chris Baio − vocals, bass, guitar, piano, engineer
  • George Hume – guitar
  • Robby Sinclair – drums
  • Ezra Koenig – backing vocals
  • Greta Morgan – backing vocals
  • Buzzy Lee – backing vocals
  • Jasmine Chen – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer
  • John Foyle – engineer
  • Lars Stalfors – mixing
  • Emily Lazar – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Baio.

  1. Dead Hand Control
  2. Endless Me, Endlessly
  3. What Do You Say When I’m Not There
  4. Dead Hand
  5. Take it from Me
  6. Caisse Noire
  7. Never Never Never
  8. O.M.W.

Ray Charles: Jazz Number II

In January 1973, “Tangerine” label released “Jazz Number II”, the 35th Ray Charles album. It was recorded in “Charles’ Tangerine / RPM Studios” in Los Angeles and was produced by Ray Charles.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles – piano, engineer
  • Ray Charles Big Band
  • Alf Clausen, Jimmy Heath, Roger Neumann, Teddy Edwards – arrangements
  • David Braithwaite – engineer
  • Steve Swain – cover concept
  • Don Niehaus – design
  • Joe Adams – photography

Track listing:

  1. Our Suite – Ray Charles, Roger Neumann
  2. A Pair of Threes – Alf Clausen
  3. Morning of Carnival – Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria
  4. Going Home – Teddy Edwards
  5. Kids Are Pretty People – Thad Jones
  6. Togetherness – Jimmy Heath
  7. Brazilian Skies – Teddy Edwards

One Ok Rock: Ambitions

On January 11, 2017, “A-Sketch” label released “Ambitions”, the eighth One Ok Rock. It was recorded in 2016, at “Foxy Studios” in Los Angeles, “The Hideout Studios” in Las Vegas, and was produced by Colin Brittain, John Feldmann, Dan Lancaster, Andrew Goldstein, Kane Churko, CJ Baran, Takahiro Moriuchi, Toru Yamashita, Ryota Kohama and Tomoya Kanki.

Personnel:

  • Takahiro “Taka” Moriuchi – vocals
  • Toru Yamashita – guitar
  • Ryota Kohama – bass
  • Tomoya Kanki – drums
  • Avril Lavigne – vocal
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Ben Sabin – piano, additional engineering, digital editing
  • Nolan Sipe – additional vocals
  • Aimer – backing vocals
  • Nick Long – backing vocals, additional instruments
  • Colin Brittain – programming, recording, mixing, engineer, editing 
  • John Feldmann – recording
  • Dan Lancaster – engineer, mixing
  • Jonathan Gerring – programming, additional production
  • Neil Avron – mixing
  • Zakk Cervini – programming, engineer, mixing, editing, additional production
  • Matt Pauling – programming, engineer, editing, additional production
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Mitch McCarthy – mixing
  • John Hanes – mixing
  • Kane Churko – engineer, mixing, mastering 
  • Mike Shinoda – additional production
  • Florian Ammon – additional vocal recording, engineer
  • Tyler Carter – vocal direction
  • Chris Baseford – vocal production
  • Phil Threlfall – vocal recording
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Bruno Agra – drum tech
  • Kazuaki Seki – art direction
  • Daichi Shiono – design

Track listing:

  1. Ambitions (introduction) – Takahiro Moriuchi, Colin Brittain, Bruno Agra
  2. Bombs Away – Takahiro Moriuchi, Colin Brittain, Bruno Agra
  3. Taking Off – Takahiro Moriuchi, Dan Lancaster, Nick Long
  4. We Are – Toru Yamashita, Takahiro Moriuchi, Colin Brittain, Nick Long
  5. 20/20 – Takahiro Moriuchi, Colin Brittain, Nick Long
  6. Always Coming Back – Takahiro Moriuchi, Totu Yamashita, John Feldmann
  7. Bedroom Warfare – Takahiro Moriuchi, Nolan Sipe, Andrew Goldstein
  8. Lost in Tonight – Takahiro Moriuchi, Kame Churko
  9. I Was King – Takahiro Moriuchi, John Feldmann, Simon Wilcox, Colin Brittain
  10. Listen – Takahiro Moriuchi, Colin Brittain, Nick Long
  11. One Way Ticket – Takahiro Moriuchi, CJ Baran, Nick Long
  12. Bon Voyage – Toru Yamashita, Takahiro Moriuchi, Colin Brittain
  13. Start Again – Takahiro Moriuchi, Colin Brittain, Nick Long
  14. Take What You Want – Takahiro Moriuchi, Colin Brittain, Nick Long

Moby: Live Ambient – Improvised Recordings Vo. 1

On December 24, 2020, “Mobyambient” label released “Live Ambient – Improvised Recordings Vol. 1”, the eighteenth Moby studio album. It was recorded in 2020, at Moby’s home studio in Los Angeles, and was produced by Moby.

Personnel:

  • Moby – all instruments, electronics

Track listing:

All tracks by Moby.

  1. Live Ambient 1
  2. Live Ambient 2
  3. Live Ambient 3
  4. Live Ambient 4
  5. Live Ambient 5
  6. Live Ambient 6
  7. Live Ambient 7
  8. Live Ambient 8
  9. Live Ambient 9
  10. Live Ambient 10

Mr. Big: What If…

On December 15, 2010, “WHD / Victor” label released in Japan “What If…”, the seventh Mr. Big studio album. It was recorded September – October 2010, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Kevin Shirley.

Personnel:

  • Eric Martin – lead vocals
  • Paul Gilbert – guitar, backing vocals
  • Billy Sheehan – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Pat Torpey – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Vanessa Parr – engineer
  • Jared Kvitka – engineer
  • Kevin Shirley – mixing
  • Steve Hall – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey and Kevin Dotson, except where noted.

  1. Undertow
  2. American Beauty – Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey
  3. Stranger in My Life – Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey, André Pessis
  4. Nobody Left to Blame – Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey
  5. Still Ain’t Enough for Me – Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey
  6. Once Upon a Time – Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey
  7. As Far as I Can See Now
  8. All the Way Up
  9. I Won’t Get in My Way – Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, PatTorpey, André Pessis
  10. Around the World
  11. I Get the Feeling
  12. Kill Me with a Kiss – Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, Pat Torpey, André Pessis

The White Stripes: Walking With a Ghost

On December 12, 2005, “Third Man Records” label released “Walking with a Ghost”, the first White Stripes (The) EP. It was recorded in 2005, at “Ultrasuede Studio” in Cincinnati, OH, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jack White and Ariana Morgenstern.

Personnel:

  • Jack White – vocals, guitar, piano, mixing
  • Meg White – drums, bongos, percussion
  • John Curley – recording, engineer
  • Greg Jackman – recording
  • Jason Wormer – engineer, mixing
  • Matt Lawrence – mixing
  • Matthew Kettle – mixing
  • Rohan Onraet – mixing assistant
  • Jared Nugent – engineer assistant, mixing assistant
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Kevin Metcalfe – mastering
  • Mario Diaz – editing

Track listing:

  1. Walking with a Ghost – Sara Quin, Tegan Quin
  2. Same Boy You’ve Always Known (live) – Jack White
  3. As Ugly as I Seem (live) – Jack White
  4. The Denial Twist (live) – Jack White
  5. Screwdriver (live) – Jack White

Taylor Swift: Evermore

On December 11, 2020, “Republic Records” label released “Evermore”, the ninth Taylor Swift studio album. It was recorded August – December 2020, at “Long Pond Studio” in Hudson Valley, “Kitty Committee” and Ariel Rechtshaid house in Los Angeles, “Scarlet Pimpernel” in London, and was produced by Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and Bryce Dessner.

Personnel:

  • Taylor Swift – lead vocals, executive producer
  • Aaron Dessner – acoustic and electric guitar, rubber bridge guitar, high string guitar, banjo, bass guitar, synth bass, tambourine, mandolin, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, drum kit, percussion, drum machine programming, field recording, recording, drone
  • Haim
  • The National
  • Bon Iver
  • Bryce Dessner – electric guitar, piano, orchestration, pulse
  • Josh Kaufman – acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel, mandolin, organ, harmonium, harmonica
  • Justin Vernon – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, bass, synthesizer, triangle, drum kit, Prophet X, Messina, field recording, vocal recording
  • Josh Kaufman – acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel, mandolin, harmonium, organ, harmonica
  • Jack Antonoff – acoustic and electric guitar, slide guitar, bass, piano, Mellotron, drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mikey Freedom Hart – nylon and electric guitar, DX7, electric guitar, nylon guitar, Rhodes, celeste
  • James McAlister – keyboards, synthesizers, drum kit, percussion, drum machine programming, Vermona pulse
  • Thomas Bartlett – piano, keyboard, synthesizers
  • William Bowery – piano
  • Nick Lloyd – Hammond B3 Organ
  • Patrik Berger – OP-1
  • Scott Devendorf – bass guitar, pocket piano
  • Logan Coale – upright bass
  • Sean Hutchinson – drums
  • Michael Riddleberger – drums
  • Sean Hutchinson – drums 
  • Michael Riddleberger – drums
  • JT Bates – drum kit, percussion
  • Jason Treuting – glockenspiel, drum kit, percussion, crotales, metal percussion, chord stick
  • Bryan Devendorf – drum kit, percussion, drum machine programming
  • Jonathan Low – drum machine programming
  • Evan Smith – horns
  • Trever Hagen – trumpet, no-input mixer
  • Kyle Resnick – trumpet
  • Dave Nelson – trombone 
  • Benjamin Lanz – trombone, modular synthesizer, horn arrangements
  • Stuart Bogie – alto and contrabass clarinet, flute
  • Alex Sopp – flute
  • CJ Camerieri – French horn
  • Bobby Hawk – violin
  • Yuki Numata Resnick – violin
  • Clarice Jensen – cello
  • Gabriel Cabezas – cello
  • Danielle Haim – vocals
  • Este Haim – vocals
  • Matt Berninger – vocals
  • Marcus Mumford – backing vocals
  • Marjorie Finlay – backing vocals
  • Ryan Olson – Allovers Hi-Hat Generator
  • Jonathan Low – recording, mixing
  • Laura Sisk – recording, vocal recording
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – vocal recording
  • Matt DiMona – vocal recording
  • Robin Baynton – vocal recording
  • Sean O’Brien – vocal recording
  • John Rooney – engineer assistant
  • Jon Sher – engineer assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Steve Fallone – mastering
  • Beth Garrabrant – photography
  •  BJ Burton – additional production
  • James McAlister – additional production

Track listing:

All tracks by Taylor Swift and Aaron Dessner, except where noted.

  1. Willow
  2. Champagne Problems – Taylor Swift, William Bowery
  3. Gold Rush – Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
  4. Tis the Damn Season
  5. Tolerate It
  6. No Body, No Crime – Taylor Swift
  7. Happiness
  8. Dorothea
  9. Coney Island – Taylor Swift, William Bowery, Aaron Dessner
  10. Ivy – Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff
  11. Cowboy Like Me
  12. Long Story Short
  13. Marjorie
  14. Closure – Taylor Swift, BJ Burton, James McAlister
  15. Evermore – Taylor Swift, William Bowery, Justin Vernon

Fanny: Same

In December 1970, “Reprise” label released the self-titled, debut Fanny album. It was recorded in 1970, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • June Millington – vocals, guitar
  • Nickey Barclay – vocals, piano, organ
  • Jean Millington – vocals, bass
  • Alice de Buhr – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Richard Moore – engineer
  • Don Lewis – photography
  • Roy Silver – associate producer

Track listing:

  1. Come and Hold Me – June Millington, Jean Millington
  2. I Just Realized – Nickey Barclay, June Millington
  3. Candlelighter Man – June Millington, Jean Millington
  4. Conversation with a Cop – Nickey Barclay
  5. Badge – Eric Clapton, George Harrison
  6. Changing Horses – Nickey Barclay
  7. Bitter Wine – Nickey Barclay
  8. Take a Message to the Captain – Nickey Barclay
  9. It Takes a Lot of Good Lovin’ – Alvertis Isbell, Booker T. Jones
  10. Shade Me – Nickey Barclay
  11. Seven Roads – June Millington, Jean Millington, Alice de Buhr

Mark Almond: Mark Almond II

In November 1971, “Blue Thumb” label released “Mark Almond II”, the second Mark Almond album. It was recorded in 1971, in San Francisco, Sausalito, London, and Los Angeles and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Jon Mark – lead vocals, classical and 12-string guitars, electric guitar, percussion
  • Tommy Eyre – harmony vocals, concert piano, electric piano, flute, percussion 
  • Johnnie Almond – harmony vocals, soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, vibraphone, flute, percussion
  • Roger Sutton – second and harmony vocals, bass, cello, percussion
  • Dannie Richmond – harmony vocals, drums, percussion
  • Bruce Botnick – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Mark, except where noted.

The Sausalito Bay Suite

  1. The Bridge
  2. The Bay
  3. Solitude
  4. Friends

Journey Through England

  • One Way Sunday
  • Sunset – Roger Sutton
  • Ballad of a Man