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On May 6, 2014.

On May 6, 2014, “Nonesuch” label released the self-titled, sixth Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Clubhouse Recording Studios”, “Electric Lady Studios”, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.


  • Natalie Merchant – vocals
  • Uri Sharlin – grand piano, electric piano, upright piano
  • John Medeski – organ, keyboards
  • Jonathan Dreyden – organ
  • Gabriel Gordon – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Erik Della Penna – electric guitar
  • Jeremy McCoy – double bass
  • John Patitucci – double bass
  • Kurt Muroki – double bass
  • Jesse Murphy – electric bass
  • Marc Friedman – electric bass
  • Shawn Pelton – drums
  • Andrew Barr – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion
  • Stephen Barber – string arrangements
  • Nadége Foofat – string arrangements
  • Tony Finno – string arrangements
  • Liz Lim – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin 
  • Lisa Kim – violin 
  • Quan Ge – violin 
  • Sein Ryu – violin 
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Robert Rinehart – viola
  • Vivek Kamath – viola
  • Alan Stepansky – cello
  • Wei Yu – cello
  • Ru Pie Yeh – cello
  • Eddie Allen – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Clark Gayton – tuba, trombone, horn arrangements
  • Steve Elson – clarinet, saxophones
  • Anthony McGill – clarinet
  • Mindy Kaufmann – flute
  • Johanna Warren, Simi Stone, Tamar-kali, Elizabeth Mitchell – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. Ladybird
  2. Maggie Said
  3. Texas
  4. Go Down Moses
  5. Seven Deadly Sins
  6. Giving Up Everything
  7. Black Sheep
  8. It’s a Coming
  9. Lulu (introduction)
  10. Lulu
  11. The End

On March 11, 2019.

On March 11, 2019, Harold Simon Belsky aka Hal Blaine died aged 90. He was musician (drums) regarded to be one of the most recorded studio drummers in the history of the modern music. He had more than 35,000 recording sessions in various music genres including big number of film and TV soundtracks. He worked with Shelley Fabares, The Crystals, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Byrds, Sonny & Cher, Barry McGuire, Petula Clark, Nancy Sinatra, The Mamas & the Papas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers, The Supremes, The Association, Simon & Garfunkel, Tommy Roe, The 5th Dimension, Henry Mancini, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, The Partridge Family, The Raiders, Barbra Streisand, John Denver, Captain & Tennille, Diana Ross, Sam Cooke, Van Dyke Parks, John Lennon, Lulu, Dennis Wilson, Paul Simon, Richard Harris, Glen Campbell, Emitt Rhodes, Art Garfunkel, Juice Newton, Michael Nesmith, Cher, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, J.J. Cale, José Feliciano, Bobby Darin, Rosanne Cash, Cass Elliot, Rodney Crowell, Dion DiMucci, Paul Anka, Barry Mann, Emmylou Harris, Jackie Lomax, Elkie Brooks, Helen Reddy, John Philips, Thelma Houston and Leonard Cohen. As leader Blaine released five albums.

On December 14, 2018.

On December 14, 2018, Joseph Osborn died aged 81. He was musician (bass), known for his work as a session musician, member of the Wrecking Crew in Los Angeles, and the A-Team in Nashville. He recorded and performed with Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers, the Mamas & the Papas, The Association, The 5th Dimension, Simon & Garfunkel, The Carpenters, Don Francisco, The Grass Roots, America, Glen Campbell, Thelma Houston, Al Kooper, Billy Joel, Michael Nesmith, Barbra Streisand, Lulu, Paul Simon, David Clayton-Thomas, Art Garfunkel, J. J. Cale, Olivia Newton-John, Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, Neil Young, Tanya Tucker, and Jackie Lomax. In 2010, Osborn was inducted into the “Louisiana Music Hall of Fame”.

On October 21, 1991.

On October 21, 1991, “Virgin” label released “Heartbeat”, the ninth Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded in 1991, and was produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, and Satoshi Tomiie.


  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – lead vocals, keyboards, piano
  • John Cage – voice
  • David Sylvian – vocals
  •  Arto Lindsay – vocals
  • Houria Aichi – vocals
  • Youssou N’Dour – vocals
  • Ingrid Chavez – vocals
  • Marco Prince – vocals
  • Dee Dee Brave – vocals
  • Bill Frisell – guitar
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet
  • Satoshi Tomiie – percussion
  • Magic Dick – harmonica
  • John Lurie – sax
  • Debra Barsha – backing vocals
  • Lolly Grodner – engineer
  • Patrick Dillett – engineer
  • Yoshifumi Iio – engineer
  • Jungle DJ Towa Towa – co-producer
  • Axel Niehaus – assistant engineer
  • Fernando Aponte – assistant engineer
  • Jim Caruana – assistant engineer
  • Koichiro Nagao – assistant engineer
  • Wes Naprstek – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. Heartbeat – Ryuichi Sakamoto, Satoshi Tomiie, Jeffrey Cohen
  2. Rap the World – Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jungle DJ Towa Towa, Super DJ Dmitry
  3. Triste – Ryuichi Sakamoto, FFF, Marco Prince
  4. Lulu – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  5. High Tide – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  6. Song Lines – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  7. Nuages – traditional
  8. Sayonara – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  9. Borom Gal – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  10. Epilogue – Ryuichi Sakamoto
  11. Tainai Kaiki II – Ryuichi Sakamoto, Art Lindsay

On October 31, 2011.

On October 31, 2011, “Warner Bros” and “Vertigo” labels released “Lulu”, a collaboration album between Lou Reed and Metallica. It was recorded April – June 2011, at Metallica’s HQ in San Rafael, CA, and was produced by Greg Fidelman, Lou Reed, Hal Willner, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich.The album is based on the two “Lulu Plays” by the German playwright Frank Wedekind.


  • Lou Reed– lead vocals, continuum, acoustic guitar
  • James Hetfield– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Kirk Hammett– lead guitar
  • Robert Trujillo– bass
  • Lars Ulrich– drums
  • Sarth Calhoun– electronics
  • Jenny Scheinman– violin, viola, string arrangements
  • Gabe Witcher– violin
  • Megan Gould – violin
  • Ron Lawrence – viola
  • Jessica Troy – viola
  • Marika Hughes – cello
  • Ulrich Maiss – cello
  • Rob Wasserman– stand up electric bass
  • Greg Fidelman– mixing, engineering
  • Vlado Meller– mastering
  • Anton Corbijn– photographs for album packaging
  • Stan Musilek– photographs for album cover and packaging

Track listing:

All lyrics by Lou Reed, all music by Lou Reed, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich.

  1. Brandenburg Gate
  2. The View
  3. Pumping Blood
  4. Mistress Dread
  5. Iced Honey
  6. Cheat on Me
  7. Frustration
  8. Little Dog
  9. Dragon
  10. Junior Dad

On April 16, 2012.

On April 16, 2012, “RacecarLOTTA Records” label released “Look Out Now!”, the second Gaddabouts album. It was recorded April – July 2011, and was produced by Steve Gadd.


  • Edie Brickell– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Gadd– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Andy Fairweather Low– vocals, guitars, bass harmonica
  • Pino Palladino– vocals, bass, tres, guitars
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
  • Larry Goldings– piano, keyboards, organ, accordion
  • Pedro Martínez – batá, bongos, congas, timbales, güiro, vocals
  • Axle Tosca – piano, vocals
  • Andrea Zahn – violin
  • Mike Mainieri– marimba, orchestra bells, vibraphone
  • Bob Mallory, Roy Hendrickson, Kirk Imamura, Tyler Hartman – ambient sounds, mumblings
  • Ingrid Ingrate, Greta Kline, Lulu, Bob Mallory, Pedro Martinez, Axle Tosca, Andy Fairweather Low – vocals
  • Andy Smith – engineer, mixing, recording
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Bob Mallory, David Rowland – second engineers
  • Mike Burns – instrument technician
  • Amy Beth McNeely – art direction, design
  • Jennifer Delilah – cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Edie Brickel.

  1. Meat on Your Bones
  2. Look Out Now
  3. Wicked William
  4. House on Fire
  5. I’m a Van
  6. River Rises
  7. The Horse’s Mouth
  8. Blessed Days
  9. Devil’s Story
  10. Down
  11. Free
  12. The Mountain
  13. Don’t Take All Day
  14. How I Love You
  15. Can You Feel It
  16. Younger Woman
  17. Corruption

On February 23, 2017.


On February 23, 2017, Leon Ware died aged 77. Being songwriter and composer, he released eleven albums as a performer, but he was best known for producing and writing music for other musicians and bands including: The Isley Brothers,  Donny Hathaway, The Miracles, Teena Marie, Jeffrey Osborne, Loose Ends, James Ingram, Melissa Manchester, Krystol, Bobby Womack, Lulu,  Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Maxwell, Minnie Riperton and Marvin Gaye.


On May 30, 2003.


On May 30, 2003, Michael Peter Hayes aka Mickie Most died aged 64. During the late 50’s he was member of The Most Brothers and Mickie Most and the Playboys, but he is best known as music producer of big number of hits for The Animals, Hermans Hermits, The Nashville Teens, Donovan, Lulu, Arrows, Racey, Jeff Beck and Kim Wilde. In the 70’s Most formed his own record label “RAK” having hits with Hot Chocolate, Suzi Quatro and Mud.

On October 24, 2002.

Tom Dowd

On October 24, 2002, Thomas John “Tom” Dowd died aged 77. He was recording engineer and producer for Atlantic Records. He was credited with innovating the multi-track recording method. Tom Dowd recorded albums for number of famous artists including: Eric Clapton, Derek and the Dominos, Rod Stewart, Aretha Franklin, The Drifters, Cream, Lulu, Chicago, The Allman Brothers Band, The J. Geils Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meat Loaf, Sonny & Cher, The Rascals, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Kenny Loggins, Dusty Springfield and Otis Redding.