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On April 13, 1978.

On April 13, 1978, “Atlantic” label released “Almighty Fire”, the twenty-fourth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded January – March 1978, at “Curtom Studios” in Chicago, IL, “ABC Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, CA, “Whitney Recording Studios” in Glendale, CA, and was produced by Curtis Mayfield.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, cover art concept
  • Curtis Mayfield– guitar
  • Gary Thompson – guitar
  • Joseph “Lucky” Scott – bass guitar
  • Donnell Hagan – drums
  • Henry Gibson– congas
  • Rich Tufo – keyboards, arrangements
  • Lenard Druss – horns contractor
  • Sol Bobrov – strings contractor
  • Alfonzo Surrett – background vocals
  • Mattie Butler – background vocals
  • Ricki Linton – background vocals
  • Denese Heard and the Jones Girls– background vocals
  • Roger Anfinsen, Fred Breitberg – engineers
  • Roger Anfinsen – remix
  • Dennis King – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Mayfield, except where noted.

  1. Almighty Fire (Woman of the Future)
  2. Lady, Lady
  3. More Than Just a Joy
  4. Keep On Loving You
  5. I Needed You Baby
  6. Close to You
  7. No Matter Who You Love
  8. This You Can Believe
  9. I’m Your Speed – Aretha Franklin, Glynn Turman

 

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On March 31, 2017.

On March 31, 2017, “Columbia” label released “Triplicate”, the 38th Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jack Frost.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan – vocals
  • Charlie Sexton, Dean Parks – guitar
  • Donnie Herron – steel guitar
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • Geoff Gans – drums
  • George Receli – drums
  • James Harper – conductor, arrangements
  • Al Schmitt – recording, mixing
  • Steve Genewick – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Tom Piazza – linear notes
  • John Shearer – photography

Track listing:

Disc 1 – ‘Til the Sun Goes Down

  1. I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plans – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  2. September of My Years – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  3. I Could Have Told You – Carl Sigman, Jimmy Van Heusen
  4. Once Upon a Time – Charles Strouse, Lee Adams
  5. Stormy Weather – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  6. This Nearly Was Mine – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  7. That Old Feeling – Sammy Fain, Lew Brown
  8. It Gets Lonely Early – Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  9. My One and Only Love – Guy Wood, Robert Mellin
  10. Trade Winds – Cliff Friend, Charles Tobias

Disc 2 – Devil Dolls

  1. Braggin – Jimmy Shirl, Robert Marko, Henry Katzman
  2. As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
  3. Imagination – Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  4. How Deep Is the Ocean? – Irving Berlin
  5. S. I Love You – Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer
  6. The Best Is Yet to Come – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  7. But Beautiful – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  8. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  9. Where Is the One – Alec Wilder, Edwin Finckel
  10. There’s a Flaw in My Flue – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke

Disc 3 – Comin’ Home Late

  1. Day In, Day Out – Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer
  2. I Couldn’t Sleep a Wink Last Night – Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh
  3. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Ben Homer, Bud Green
  4. Somewhere Along the Way – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Gallop
  5. When the World Was Young – Philippe-Gérard, Angèle Vannier, Johnny Mercer
  6. These Foolish Things – Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey
  7. You Go to My Head – John Frederick Coots, Haven Gillespie
  8. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish
  9. It’s Funny to Everyone But Me – Jack Lawrence
  10. Why Was I Born? – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II

On March 28, 1974.

On March 28, 1974, “Mercury” label released “The Golden Scarab”, the debut Ray Manzarek solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Botnick and Bob Brown.

Personnel:

  • Ray Manzarek – lead vocals, keyboards, piano, organ, synthesizer, kalimba
  • Larry Carlton- guitar
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Patti Smith – vocals
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet
  • Mayuto Correa- wood block, bongos, congas
  • Milt Holland- pandeiro, cabasa, quica, African cowbell
  • Jerry Scheff- bass
  • Ernie Watts- tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Steve Forman – tuned cowbells, whistles, guiro, tuned wood blocks

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Manzarek except where noted.

  1. He Can’t Come Today
  2. Solar Boat
  3. Downbound Train – Chuck Berry
  4. The Golden Scarab
  5. The Purpose of Existence Is?
  6. The Moorish Idol
  7. Choose Up and Choose Off
  8. Oh Thou Precious Nectar Filled Form (or) A Little Fart

On March 17, 2017.

On March 17, 2017, “Matador Records” label released “Hot Thoughts”, the ninth Spoon studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Tarbox Road Studios” in Cassadaga, New York, “Public Hi-Fi” in Austin, Texas, “Catacomb Recording Company” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Dave Fridmann, Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Alex Fischel and Rob Pope.

Personnel:

  • Britt Daniel– vocals, guitars, keys, piano, percussion, bass, design
  • Jim Eno– drums, percussion, keys
  • Alex Fischel – keyboards, piano, guitars, percussion
  • Rob Pope– bass, percussion
  • Stephen Patterson – extra drums
  • Brad Shenfeld – darbuka, saz
  • Ted Taforo – saxophone
  • Sharon Van Etten– vocals
  • Sabrina Ellis – vocals
  • Sara Houser – vocals
  • Blair Robbins – vocals
  • Dave Fridmann– recording, mixing
  • Brad Bell – engineering
  • Matt Gerhard – engineering
  • Mike Fridmann – engineering
  • Max Lorenzen – engineering
  • Grant Eppley – engineering
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Gentry Studer – mastering
  • Janet Weiss– song sequencing
  • Christine Messersmith – cover image
  • Alan Hynes – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Britt Daniel, except  where noted.

  1. Hot Thoughts – Britt Daniel, Sean Dineen
  2. WhisperI’lllistentohearit
  3. Do I Have to Talk You Into It
  4. First Caress – Britt Daniel, Alex Fischel
  5. Pink Up
  6. Can I Sit Next to You
  7. I Ain’t the One
  8. Tear It Down – Britt Daniel, Laura Pergolizzi
  9. Shotgun – Britt Daniel, Sean Dineen
  10. Us – Britt Daniel, Ted Taforo

On March 7, 2000.

On March 7, 2000, “Tone Center” label released the self-titled, debut CAB album. It was recorded in 1999, at “B&W Studios” in Woodland Hills” and “MI Studios” in  Hollywood, Los Angeles, and was produced by Bunny Brunel.

Personnel:

  • Bunny Brunel– keyboard, bass, engineering, mixing
  • Tony MacAlpine– guitar, keyboard
  • Dennis Chambers– drums
  • Brian Auger– organ
  • Barry Rudolph – engineering, mixing
  • Dallan Beck – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bunny Brunel, except where noted.

  1. Night Splash
  2. CAB
  3. So There Is Love – Tony MacAlpine
  4. Just Perfect
  5. One for Stern
  6. The Watcher – Tony MacAlpine
  7. Atamanashi – Bunny Brunel, Kazumi Watanabe
  8. Boogie Me
  9. Elastic Man – Tony MacAlpine
  10. Bernard

 

On March 2, 1979.

On March 2, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Thanks I’ll Eat It Here”, the only Lowell George solo album. It was recorded in 1078, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lowell George. The cover art, painted by Neon Park, is a version of Édouard Manet’s painting “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” with Marlene Dietrich, Fidel Castro and Bob Dylan as the diners.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George – vocals, guitar
  • Bonnie Raitt- vocals
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • Denny Christianson – keyboards, horns
  • David Foster- keyboards
  • Chilli Charles – drums
  • Nicky Hopkins- keyboards
  • Jim Price- horns
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Michael Baird- drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Bobby Bruce – violin, guitar
  • Turner Stephen Bruton- guitar
  • Luis Damian – guitar, keyboards
  • Gordon DeWitty – keyboards, piano
  • Maxine Dixon – piano
  • Arthur Gerst – piano
  • Jimmy Greenspoon – guitar, piano
  • Roberto Gutierrez – vocals, guitar, drums
  • Richie Hayward- drums
  • Jerry Jumonville – saxophone, guitar
  • Ron Koss – guitar, engineering
  • Darrell Leonard – horn, vocals
  • Maxayn Lewis- vocals
  • David Paich- keyboards
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Dean Parks- guitar, keyboards
  • Bruce Paulson – keyboards
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- vocals
  • Joel Peskin – vocals, saxophone
  • John Phillips- saxophone, drums
  • Peggy Sandvig – piano
  • James Self – tuba
  • Steve Madaio – horns
  • Floyd Sneed – drums, vocals
  • D. Souther- bass, vocals
  • Paul Stallworth – bass, guitar
  • Fred Tackett- guitar, vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – vocals
  • Donn Landee, George Massenburg– engineering
  • Billy Youdelman, Bruce Botnick, Doug Botnick – assistant engineer
  • Michael Ward – truck driver, drum tech
  • Brad Kanawyer, Michael Hollyfield – design
  • Elizabeth George, Bob Marks, Nancy Goldfarb – photography

Track listing:

  1. What Do You Want the Girl to Do – Allen Toussaint
  2. Honest Man – Lowell George, Fred Tackett
  3. Two Trains – Lowell George
  4. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernie Miller
  5. Cheek to Cheek – Lowell George, Van Dyke Parks, Martin Kibbee (aka Fred Martin))
  6. Easy Money – Rickie Lee Jones
  7. Twenty Million Things – Lowell George, Jed Levy
  8. Find a River – Fred Tackett
  9. Himmler’s Ring – Jimmy Webb

 

On February 25, 2003.

On February 25, 2003, “Bar / None” label released “Baby I’m Bored”, the debut Evan Dando album. It was recorded in 2002, at “Trout Recording” in Brooklyn, “Sage & Sound” in Los Angeles, “Wavelab Studio” in Tucson, AZ, and was produced by Jon Brion and Bryce Goggin.

Personnel:

  • Evan Dando – vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine, organ, snare drums, drums, handclaps, effects, artwork
  • Bryce Goggin – piano
  • Jon Brion – vocals, various instruments
  • Joey Burns – double bass
  • Howe Gelb – guitar
  • Royston Langdon – vocals, bass, handclaps
  • Chris Brokaw – guitar, organ, drums, percussion
  • Arthur Johnson – drums
  • John Convertino – drums
  • Sim Cain – drums
  • Errin Familia- engineer
  • Craig Schumacher, Nick Luca- recording
  • Doug Sax, Robert Hadley – mastering
  • Nicholas Marantz – mixing
  • Mike Kelly – artwork
  • Elisabeth Moses – photography

Track listing:

  1. Repeat – Jon Brion, Evan Dando
  2. My Idea – Chris Brokaw, Tom Morgan
  3. Rancho Santa Fe – Evan Dando, Patrick Doyle
  4. Waking Up – Evan Dando, Royston Langdon
  5. Hard Drive – Ben Lee
  6. Shots Is Fired – Jon Brion, Evan Dando
  7. It Looks Like You – Jon Brion, Evan Dando
  8. The Same Thing You Thought Hard About Is the Same Part I Can Live Without – Evan Dando, Ben Lee, Tom Morgan
  9. Why Do You Do This to Yourself? – Jon Brion, Evan Dando
  10. All My Life – Ben Lee
  11. Stop My Head – Jon Brion, Evan Dando
  12. In the Grass All Wine Colored – Evan Dando