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On March 9, 2009.

On March 9, 2009, “Universal Classics” label released “Piety Street”, the 35th John Scofield album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Piety Street Studios” in New Orleans,  Louisiana, and was produced by John Scofield.


  • John Scofield– guitar
  • Jon Cleary- vocals, organ, piano
  • George Porter, Jr.- bass guitar
  • Ricky Fataar– drums
  • Shannon Powell – drums, percussion
  • John Boutté- vocals

Track listing:

  1. That’s Enough
  2. Motherless Child
  3. It’s a Big Army
  4. His Eye is on the Sparrow
  5. Something’s Got a Hold on Me
  6. The Old Ship of Zion
  7. Ninety Nine and a Half
  8. Just a Little While to Stay Here
  9. Never Turn Back
  10. Walk With Me
  11. But I Like the Message
  12. The Angel of Death
  13. I’ll Fly Away”



On June 9, 2017.

On June 9, 2017, “Righteous Babe” label released “Binary”, the 19th Ani DiFranco studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “The Dugout Esplanade Studios”  in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was produced by Ani DiFranco.


  • Ani DiFranco – vocals, guitar; mellotron, orchestron guitar synth,
  • Todd Sickafoose – bass, celeste, keyboards, shaker, vibraphone, Wurlitzer, bells, prepared piano
  • Terence Higgins – drums, congas, pandiero
  • Ivan Neville – organ, Clavinet, bass, piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Jenny Scheinman – violin, backing vocals
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • Skerik – tenor and baritone saxophones
  • Alonzo Bowens – clarinet
  • Bobby Campo – trumpet
  • Mark Mullins – trombone
  • Justin Vernon – backing vocals
  • Petah Napolitano, Gail Ann Dorsey – backing vocals
  • Tchad Blake – mixing
  • Mike Napolitano – recording engineer
  • Brian Lucey – mastering
  • Todd Sickafoose – horn arrangements
  • David Calderley at graphictherapy – design
  • Ani photographs by GMDThree

Track listing:

All tracks by Ani DiFranco.

  1. Binary
  2. Pacifist’s Lament
  3. Zizzing
  4. Play God
  5. Alrighty
  6. Telepathic
  7. Even More
  8. Spider

On June 2, 2009.

On June 2, 2009, “RCA” label released “Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King”, the seventh Dave Matthews Band studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Haunted Hollow” in Charlottesville, Virginia; “Studio Litho”  and “Studio X” in Seattle, Washington; “Piety Street Studio” in  New Orleans, Louisiana, and was produced by Rob Cavallo.


  • Carter Beauford– drums, vocals
  • Stefan Lessard– bass
  • Dave Matthews– acoustic and electric guitars, lead vocals, illustration, art direction
  • LeRoi Moore– saxophone
  • Boyd Tinsley– electric violin, violin
  • Tim Reynolds– electric guitar
  • Jeff Coffin– saxophone
  • Rashawn Ross– trumpet
  • Danny Barnes- banjo
  • David Campbell- string arranger, conductor
  • Engineer — Doug McKean
  • Mixing Engineer – Chris Lord-Alge
  • Mastering Engineer – Ted Jensen
  • Video — Joe Lawlor
  • Guitar tech — Craig Baker
  • Drum techs — Henry Luniewski, Jerry Johnson
  • Bass and violin tech — Erik Porter

Track listing:

  1. Grux – Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Dave Matthews, LeRoi Moore, Boyd Tinsley
  2. Shake Me Like a Monkey – Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Dave Matthews, LeRoi Moore, Boyd Tinsley, Rashawn Ross
  3. Funny the Way It Is – Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Dave Matthews, LeRoi Moore, Boyd Tinsley, Tim Reynolds
  4. Lying in the Hands of God – Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Dave Matthews, LeRoi Moore, Boyd Tinsley, Tim Reynolds
  5. Why I Am – Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Dave Matthews, LeRoi Moore, Boyd Tinsley, Tim Reynolds
  6. Drive In – Carter Beauford, Dave Matthews
  7. Spaceman – Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Dave Matthews
  8. Squirm – Carter Beauford, Dave Matthews
  9. Alligator Pie – Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Dave Matthews
  10. Seven – Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Dave Matthews, LeRoi Moore, Tim Reynolds
  11. Time Bomb – Dave Matthews
  12. Baby Blue – Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Dave Matthews, LeRoi Moore, Boyd Tinsley, Tim Reynolds
  13. You & Me – Dave Matthews


On October 17, 1977.


On October 17, 1977, “MCA” label released “Street Survivors”, the fifth Lynyrd Skynyrd studio album. It was recorded April – August 1977, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida; “Studio One” in Doraville, Georgia, and “Muscle Shoals Sound Studios” in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Tom Dowd, Jimmy Johnson and Tim Smith. “Street Survivors” was the last Lynyrd Skynyrd album recorded by original members Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins, and is the sole Lynyrd Skynyrd studio recording by guitarist Steve Gaines. Three days after the album’s release, the band’s chartered airplane crashed en route to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing the pilot, co-pilot, the group’s assistant road-manager and three band members (Van Zant, Gaines, and Gaines’ older sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines), and severely injuring most who survived the crash. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Ronnie Van Zant– lead vocals
  • Steve Gaines– guitar, backing vocals, lead vocal, co-lead vocal
  • Allen Collins– guitar
  • Gary Rossington– guitar
  • Billy Powell– keyboards
  • Leon Wilkeson– bass, backing vocals
  • Artimus Pyle– drums
  • The Honkettes(JoJo Billingsley, Cassie Gaines, Leslie Hawkins) – backing vocals
  • Ed King– guitar
  • Greg T. Walker – bass
  • Rickey Medlocke– drums, backing vocals
  • Tim Smith – backing vocals
  • Barry Lee Harwood – dobro

Track listing:

  1. What’s Your Name – Gary Rossington,Ronnie Van Zant
  2. That Smell – Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant
  3. One More Time – Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant
  4. I Know a Little – Steve Gaines
  5. You Got That Right – Steve Gaines, Ronnie Van Zant
  6. I Never Dreamed – Steve Gaines, Ronnie Van Zant
  7. Honky Tonk Night Time Man – Merle Haggard
  8. Ain’t No Good Life – Steve Gaines


On October 11, 1977.


On October 11, 1977, “Kirshner” label released “Point of Know Return”, the fifth Kansas studio album. It was recorded June–July 1977, at “Woodland Sound” in Nashville, Tennessee, and “Studio in the Country” in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and was produced by Jeff Glixman


  • Steve Walsh– organ, synthesizers, vibraphone, piano, lead vocals, backing vocals, additional percussion
  • Robby Steinhardt– violins, viola, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Kerry Livgren– synthesizers, piano, clavinet, electric and acoustic guitars, additional percussion
  • Rich Williams– electric and acoustic guitars, pedals
  • Dave Hope– bass
  • Phil Ehart– drums, timpani, chimes, additional percussion
  • Engineers: Terry Becker, Jeff Glixman
  • Mastering: George Marino
  • Arranger: Kansas
  • Art direction: Tom Drennon
  • Cover artconcept: Kansas
  • Cover design: Rod Dyer
  • Artwork: Peter Lloyd
  • Artwork: Bob Maile

Track listing:

All tracks by Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh except where noted.

  1. Point of Know Return – Phil Ehart, Robby Steinhardt, Steve Walsh
  2. Paradox
  3. The Spider – Steve Walsh
  4. Portrait (He Knew)
  5. Closet Chronicles
  6. Lightning’s Hand
  7. Dust in the Wind – Kerry Livgren
  8. Sparks of the Tempest
  9. Nobody’s Home
  10. Hopelessly Human – Kerry Livgren


On August 27, 1996.

Pearl Jam- No Code

On August 27, 1996, “Epic” label released “No Code”, the fourth Pearl Jam studio album. It was recorded July 1995 – May 1996, at “Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago, Illinois; ”Kingsway Studio” in New Orleans,Louisiana, “Studio Litho” in Seattle,Washington, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien and Pearl Jam. The album became the first Pearl Jam album to not reach multi-platinum status, receiving a single platinum certification by the “RIAA” in the US.


  • Jeff Ament– bass guitar, guitar, Chapman, vocals, Polaroids, black-and-whitephotography
  • Stone Gossard– guitar, vocals, piano, lead vocals
  • Jack Irons– drums
  • Mike McCready– guitar, Polaroids
  • Eddie Vedder– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, Polaroids; credited as “Jerome Turner” for layout, concept of No Code
  • Barry Ament, Chris McGann – Polaroids, layout
  • Matt Bayles, Caram Costanzo, Jeff Lane – assistant engineering
  • Paul J. Bubak, A. Fields – Polaroids
  • Nick DiDia– mixing, recording
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Lancer Mercer – Polaroids, black-and-white photography
  • Brendan O’Brien– mixing, piano

Track listing:

All lyrics by Eddie Vedder, except where noted.

  1. Sometimes – Eddie Vedder
  2. Hail, Hail – Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready
  3. Who You Are – Stone Gossard, Jack Irons, Eddie Vedder
  4. In My Tree – Stone Gossard, Jack Irons, Eddie Vedder
  5. Smile – Jeff Ament
  6. Off He Goes – Eddie Vedder
  7. Habit – Eddie Vedder
  8. Red Mosquito – Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Jack Irons, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder
  9. Lukin – Eddie Vedder
  10. Present Tense – Mike McCready
  11. Mankind – Stone Gossard
  12. I’m Open – Jack Irons, Eddie Vedder
  13. Around the Bend – Eddie Vedder

On August 25, 1986.


On August 25, 1986, “Warner Bros” label released “Graceland”, the seventh Paul Simon solo studio. It was recorded October 1985 – June 1986, in South Africa, New York, Los Angeles, London, and Louisiana, and was produced by Paul Simon. In 1987, “Graceland” won “Grammy Award” for “Album of the Year”. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Graceland” at number 71 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album earned Paul Simon the “Best International Solo Artist” award at “The Brit Awards” in 1987. It was certified 8 x Platinum in Australia by the “ARIA”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Nederlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”;Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”; Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; 7 x Platinum in the UK by the “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Paul Simon– lead vocals, acoustic guitar, guitar, Synclavier, six-string electric bass, background vocals
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, horn arrangement
  • Ray Phiri– guitar
  • Adrian Belew– guitar synthesizer, guitar
  • Demola Adepoju – pedal steelguitar
  • Daniel Xilakazi – lead, rhythm guitar
  • Sherman Robertson– guitar
  • César Rosas– guitar, backing vocals
  • David Hidalgo– guitar, accordion, backing vocals
  • Conrad Lozano– bass
  • Alonzo Johnson – bass
  • Lloyd Lelose – bass
  • Bakithi Kumalo– bass
  • Isaac Mtshali – drums
  • Vusi Khumalo – drums
  • Petrus Manile – drums
  • Alton Rubin, Jr. – drums
  • Louie Pérez– drums
  • Steve Gadd– additional drums
  • Makhaya Mahlangu – percussion
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Youssou N’Dour– percussion
  • Babacar Faye – percussion
  • Assane Thiam – percussion
  • James Guyatt – percussion
  • Lulu Masilela – tambourines
  • David Rubin – washboard
  • Alton Rubin, Sr.– accordion
  • Jonhjon Mkhalali – accordion
  • Forere Motloheloa – accordion
  • Barney Rachabane – saxophone
  • Mike Makhalemele– saxophone
  • Teaspoon Ndela – saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett– tenor saxophone
  • Earl Gardner – trumpet
  • Alex Foster – alto saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– bass and baritone saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Kim Allan Cissel – trombone
  • Morris Goldberg– penny whistle, soprano saxophone
  • Johnny Hoyt – saxophone
  • Steve Berlin– saxophone
  • The Everly Brothers– additional vocals
  • The Gaza Sisters – vocals
  • Diane Garisto – backing vocals
  • Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo– vocals
  • Joseph Shabalala– vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt– additional vocals
  • Roy Halee – engineer

Track listing:

  1. The Boy In the Bubble – Forere Motloheloa, Paul Simon
  2. Graceland – Paul Simon
  3. I Know What I Know – General MD Shirinda, Paul Simon
  4. Gumboots – Lulu Masilela, Jonhjon Mkhalali, Paul Simon
  5. Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes – Joseph Shabalala, Paul Simon
  6. You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
  7. Under African Skies – Paul Simon
  8. Homeless – Joseph Shabalala, Paul Simon
  9. Crazy Love, Vol. II – Paul Simon
  10. That Was Your Mother – Paul Simon
  11. All Around the World Or the Myth of Fingerprints – Paul Simon