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On June 2, 2017.

On June 2, 2017, “Easy Eye Sound” label released “Waiting on a Song”, the second Dan Auerbach album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Easy Eye Sound Studios” in Nashville, TN, and “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Dan Auerbach.


  • Dan Auerbach – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, baritone guitar, fuzz bass, Mellotron, percussion, mixing
  • Bobby Wood – piano, electric piano, glockenspiel, chimes, vibraphone, backing vocals
  • Russ Pahl – acoustic and electric guitars, steel guitar, sitar,
  • Duane Eddy – electric guitar
  • Mark Knopfler – electric rhythm guitar
  • Pat McLaughlin – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Kenny Vaughan – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Dave Roe – bass guitar, acoustic bass
  • Jeffrey Clemens – drums, percussion
  • Gene Chrisman – drums
  • Chris St. Hilaire – drums
  • Kenny Malone – percussion, vibraphone, marimba 
  • Dennis Solee – flute, saxophone
  • Roy Agee – trombone
  • Steve Herrman – trumpet
  • Leon Michels – horns
  • Jerry Douglas – dobro
  • Matt Combs – strings
  • Ashley Wilcoxson, Heather Rigdon, Leisa Hans – backing vocals
  • M. Allen Parker – engineer, mixing
  • Austin Atwood, Beatriz Artola, Ernesto Olvera, Josh Ditty – additional engineering
  • Alex Skelton, Shawn Gough – engineer assistant
  • Richard Dodd – mastering
  • Perry Shall – layout, design
  • Alysse Gafkjen – photography
  • Dave “Fergie” Ferguson – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Waiting On A Song – Dan Auerbach, John Prine, Pat McLaughlin, Richard Swift
  2. Malibu Man – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  3. Livin’ in Sin – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  4. Shine on Me – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  5. King of a One Horse Town – Dan Auerbach, Pat McLaughlin
  6. Never in My Wildest Dreams – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  7. Cherrybomb – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  8. Stand By My Girl – Dan Auerbach, David Ferguson, Pat McLaughlin
  9. Undertow – Dan Auerbach
  10. Show Me – Bobby Wood, Dan Auerbach

On November 1, 2016.

On November 1, 2016, Martin Christopher Kennedy aka Bap Kennedy died aged 54. He was songwriter, singer, and musician (guitar, harmonica), member of the band Energy Orchard, best known for his collaborations with Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Shane MacGowan, and Steve Earle.

On August 6, 2009.

On August 6, 2009, William Paul Borsey Jr. aka Willy DeVille died aged 58. He was a singer and songwriter, founder of Mink DeVille, the house band at the New York club “CBGB”. With Mink DeVille, he released six albums and ten by his own name. DeVille collaborated with musicians from various music genres such as Jack Nitzsche, Doc Pomus, Dr. John, Mark Knopfler, Allen Toussaint, Eddie Bo, David Hidalgo, Efrain Toro, Mariachi Los Camperos, Jimmy Zavala, Zachary Richard, Jeff Baxter, Freebo, Jim Gilstrap, and Brian Ray.

On January 24, 1995.

On January 24, 1995, “RCA Victor” label released “The Long Black Veil”, the 31st Chieftains album. It was recorded 1994 – 1995, at “Lake House Studio” in England, “Windmill Lane” and “Westland Studios” in Dublin, “Clinton Recording Studios” in New York City, “Utility Muffin Research Kitchen” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Paddy Moloney, Chris Kimsey and Ry Cooder. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”.


  • Kevin Conneff– vocals, bodhrán
  • Martin Fay– fiddle
  • Seán Keane– fiddle
  • Matt Molloy– flute
  • Paddy Moloney– uilleann pipes, tin whistle
  • Derek Bell– harp, tiompán, keyboards
  • Colin James- guitar, mandolin
  • Dominic Miller, Paul Brady, Arty McGlynn, Foggy Little – guitar
  • Kieran Hanrahan – banjo
  • Terry Tulley – Scottish pipes
  • Carlos Nunez – Galician pipes
  • Brendan Begley, James Keane, Martin O’Connor – accordion
  • Steve Cooney– didgeridoo
  • Wally Minko – piano
  • James Blennerhassett, Ned Mann – acoustic bass
  • Joe Csibi, Darryl Jones, Nicky Scott – bass
  • Noel Eccles, Tommy Igoe, Liam Bradley – drums
  • Jean Butler – foot percussion
  • Anuna Choir, Brian Masterson – background vocals
  • The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Sting, Ry Cooder, Mark Knopfler, Sinead O’Connor, Phil Coulter, Marianne Faithfull, Tom Jones – contributors

Track listing:

  1. Mo Ghile Mear (Our Hero)
  2. The Long Black Veil
  3. The Foggy Dew
  4. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
  5. Changing Your Demeanour
  6. The Lily of the West
  7. Coast of Malabar
  8. Dunmore Lassies
  9. Love Is Teasin’
  10. He Moved through the Fair
  11. Ferny Hill
  12. Tennessee Waltz/Tennessee Mazurka
  13. The Rocky Road to Dublin

On July 29, 2014.

On July 29, 2014, “Bushbranch” label released “The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale”, the twenty-second Eric Clapton studio album. It features covers of songs J. J. Cale songs. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, and was produced by Eric Clapton and Simon Climie.


  • Eric Clapton – vocals, guitars, dobro
  • Tom Petty– vocals
  • Mark Knopfler– guitar, vocals
  • John Mayer– guitar, vocals
  • Willie Nelson– guitar, vocals
  • Don White – guitar, vocals
  • Reggie Young– guitar
  • Derek Trucks– guitar
  • Albert Lee– guitar
  • David Lindley– guitar
  • Don Preston– guitar
  • Christine Lakeland– guitar, vocals
  • Mike Campbell- guitar
  • Doyle Bramhall II – guitar
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar
  • Jimmy Markham – harmonica
  • Mickey Raphael– harmonica
  • Michelle John – background vocals
  • Sharon White– background vocals
  • James Cruce – drums
  • Jim Karstein – drums
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums
  • David Teegarden – drums
  • Satnam Ramgotra – tablas
  • Simon Climie– Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, piano, drum programming, percussion, background vocals
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Walt Richmond– Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, piano
  • Additional production – Buddy Cannon
  • Recorded by Alan Douglas
  • Additional engineering – Tony Castle, Bobby Tis and Ryan Ulyate.
  • Assistant engineers – Jacob Dennis, Joe Kearns, Tim Marchiafava, Derek Parnell and Wendy Seidman.
  • Mixed by Simon Climie
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig
  • Session coordinator – Debbie Johnson
  • Art direction, design – Catherine Roylance
  • Cover image – Michael Putland
  • Cover illustration – Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Track listing:

All tracks by J.J. Cale except where noted.

  1. Call Me the Breeze
  2. Rock and Roll Records
  3. Someday – J.J. Cale, Walt Richmond
  4. Lies
  5. Sensitive Kind
  6. Cajun Moon
  7. Magnolia
  8. I Got the Same Old Blues
  9. Songbird
  10. Since You Said Goodbye
  11. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) – Ray Price, Rusty Gabbard
  12. The Old Man and Me
  13. Train to Nowhere
  14. Starbound
  15. Don’t Wait – J. J. Cale, Christine Lakeland
  16. Crying Eyes



In February 1982.


In February 1982, “Mercury” label released “Beautiful Vision”, the thirteenth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, California.


  • Van Morrison— guitar, electric piano, vocals
  • David Hayes— bass
  • Mark Isham— synthesizer, trumpet
  • Rob Wasserman— bass guitar
  • John Allair — organ
  • Herbie Armstrong — acoustic guitar
  • Pee Wee Ellis— tenor and baritone saxophones, flute
  • Tom Donlinger — drums
  • Sean Fulsom — Uilleann pipes
  • Chris Hayes — guitar
  • Mark Knopfler— guitar
  • Pauline Lozana — backing vocals
  • Gary Mallaber— drums
  • Chris Michie— guitar
  • Michele Segan — percussion
  • Annie Stocking — backing vocals
  • Bianca Thornton— backing vocals
  • Peter Van Hooke— drums
  • Engineers: Jim Stern and Hugh Murphy
  • Assistant Engineer: Ann Fry
  • Business Arrangements: Paul Charles
  • Cover Concept, Photograph and Design: Rudi Legname

Track listing:

  1. Celtic Ray
  2. Northern Muse – Solid Ground
  3. Dweller on the Threshold – music Van Morrison; lyrics Van Morrison, Hugh Murphy
  4. Beautiful Vision
  5. She Gives Me Religion
  6. Cleaning Windows
  7. Vanlose Stairway
  8. Aryan Mist – music Van Morrison; lyrics Van Morrison, Hugh Murphy
  9. Across the Bridge Where Angels Dwell – music Van Morrison; lyrics Van Morrison, Hugh Murphy
  10. Scandinavia

On January 28, 2014.


On January 28, 2014, “Blue Castle Records” label released “Croz”, the fourth David Crosby studio album. The first Crosby’s studio album in 20 years, was recorded 2011 – 2013, and was produced by Daniel Garcia.


  • David Crosby— vocals, electric guitar
  • Todd Caldwell — Hammond B-3 organ
  • Steve DiStanislao— drums, percussion
  • Marcus Eaton — acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric sitar, vocals
  • Shane Fontayne— electric guitar, bass, percussion, vocals
  • Mark Knopfler— lead guitar
  • Wynton Marsalis— trumpet
  • Kevin McCormick — bass
  • James Raymond — piano, keyboards, synthesizer bass, drum programming, vocals
  • Leland Sklar— bass
  • Steve Tavaglione— electronic wind instrument, soprano saxophone

Track listing:

  1. What’s Broken – James Raymond
  2. Time I Have – David Crosby
  3. Holding on to Nothing – David Crosby, Sterling Price
  4. The Clearing – James Raymond
  5. Radio – David Crosby, James Raymond
  6. Slice of Time – David Crosby, Marcus Eaton, James Raymond
  7. Set That Baggage Down – David Crosby, Shane Fontayne
  8. If She Called – David Crosby
  9. Dangerous Night – David Crosby, James Raymond
  10. Morning Falling – David Crosby, James Raymond
  11. Find a Heart – David Crosby, Marcus Eaton, James Raymond

On October 27, 1983.


On October 27, 1983, “Columbia” label released “Infidels”, the twenty-second Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded April–May 1983, at the “Power Station” in New York, and was produced by Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.


  • Bob Dylan– guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
  • Alan Clark– keyboards
  • Sly Dunbar– drums, percussion
  • Clydie King– vocals
  • Mark Knopfler– guitar
  • Robbie Shakespeare– bass guitar
  • Mick Taylor– guitar

Track listing:I and I,

All tracks by Bob Dylan.

  1. Jokerman
  2. Sweetheart Like You
  3. Neighborhood Bully
  4. License to Kill
  5. Man of Peace
  6. Union Sundown
  7. I and I
  8. Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight


On October 17, 1980.


On October 17, 1980, “Vertigo” label released “Making Movies”, the third Dire Straits studio album.It was recorded June – August 1980, at “Power Station: in New York,and was produced by Jimmy Iovine and Mark Knopfler. The album was certified Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; 2 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.


  • Mark Knopfler– vocals, guitar
  • John Illsley– bass, vocals
  • Pick Withers– drums, vocals
  • Roy Bittan– keyboards
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer
  • Jeff Hendrickson – assistant engineer
  • Jon Mathias – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Neil Terk – original design, artwork
  • Brian Griffin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Knopfler, except where noted.

  1. Tunnel of Love – Extract from “The Carousel Waltz” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. Romeo and Juliet
  3. Skateaway
  4. Expresso Love
  5. Hand in Hand
  6. Solid Rock
  7. Les Boys


On September 20, 1982.


On September 20, 1982, “Vertigo” label released “Love over Gold”, the fourth Dire Straits studio album. It was recorded March – June 1982, at “Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Mark Knopfler. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 2 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”; Platinum in Germany by “IFPI”.


  • Mark Knopfler– vocals, guitar
  • Hal Lindes– guitar
  • Alan Clark– keyboards
  • John Illsley– bass
  • Pick Withers– drums
  • Mike Mainieri– vibes, marimba
  • Ed Walsh – synthesizer programming
  • Neil Dorfsman– engineer
  • Barry Bongiovi – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Michae Rowe – sleeve design
  • Alan Lobel – photography
  • Peter Cunningham – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Knopfler.

  1. Telegraph Road
  2. Private Investigations
  3. Industrial Disease
  4. Love over Gold
  5. It Never Rains