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On June 19, 1978.

On June 19, 1978, “MCA” label released “Thick as Thieves”, the fourth Trooper studio album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Randy Bachman.

Personnel:

  • Ra McGuire – lead vocals
  • Brian Smith – lead guitar
  • Frank Ludwig – vocals, keyboards
  • Doni Underhill – bass guitar
  • Tommy Stewart – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ra McGuire and Brian Smith, except where noted.

  1. Live from the Moon
  2. No Fun Being Alone
  3. Round, Round We Go – Frank Ludwig
  4. Drivin’ Crazy
  5. Roll with It
  6. Say Goodnight
  7. The Moment That It Takes – Tommy Stewart, Doni Underhill
  8. One Good Reason
  9. Gambler
  10. Raise a Little Hell

In February 1980.

In February 1980, “MCA” label released “Catching the Sun”, the third Spyro Gyra studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Secret Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jay Beckenstein and Richard Calandra.

Personnel:

  • Jay Beckenstein – soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, Fender Rhodes, percussion
  • Tom Schuman – acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, synthesizers programming, effects
  • Jeremy Wall – synthesizers, synthesizer programming, percussion, effects, horn arrangements, assistant producer
  • Hiram Bullock – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Chet Catallo – electric guitar
  • John Tropea – acoustic and electric rhythm guitar
  • Will Lee – bass
  • Jim Kurzdorfer – bass guitar
  • Eli Konikoff – drums
  • Gerardo Velez – percussion, bongos
  • Richard Calandra – tambourine, percussion
  • Dave Samuels – marimba, vibraphone, steel drums
  • Rubens Bassini – congas, percussion
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Tom Malone – trombone
  • Bob Malache – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Nathan – clavinet, synthesizer programming
  • Jeremy Wall – string arrangements, conductor
  • Harry Lookofsky – concertmaster
  • Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Alan Shulman – cello
  • Peter Dimitriades, Lewis Eley, Harold Kohon, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, David Nadien, Matthew Raimondim Richard Sortomme – violin
  • Michael Barry – engineer
  • Jack Malken – engineer
  • Jason Corsaro – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Peter Corriston – art direction, design
  • David Heffernan – illustration

Track listing:

  1. Catching the Sun – Jay Beckenstein
  2. Cockatoo – Jay Beckenstein, Tom Schuman, Jeremy Wall, Chet Catallo, Jim Kurzdorfer, Eli Konikoff
  3. Autumn of Our Love – Jeremy Wall
  4. Laser Material – Tom Schuman
  5. Percolator – Jay Beckenstein
  6. Philly – Jim Kurzdorfer
  7. Lovin’ You/Lovin’ You (for Christine) – Chet Catallo
  8. Here Again – Jay Beckenstein
  9. Safari – Jeremy Wall

On September 23, 1986.

On September 23, 1986, “MCA” label released “Third Stage”, the third Boston studio album. It was recorded 1980 – 1986, at “Hideaway Studio”, and was produced by Tom Scholz.

Personnel:

  • Brad Delp – lead and harmony vocals
  • Tom Scholz – guitars, organs, piano, bass guitar, drums, percussion
  • Jim Masdea – drums, percussion
  • Sib Hashian – drums, percussion
  • Gary Pihl – guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Scholz, except where noted.

  1. Amanda
  2. We’re Ready
  3. The Launch
  4. Countdown
  5. Ignition
  6. Third Stage Separation
  7. Cool the Engines – Tom Scholz, Fran Sheehan, Brad Delp
  8. My Destination
  9. A New World – Jim Masdea
  10. To Be a Man
  11. I Think I Like It – Tom Scholz, Jon English (Jon DeBrigard)
  12. Can’tcha Say (You Believe in Me)/Still in Love – Gerry Green, Tom Scholz, Brad Delp
  13. Hollyann

On May 18, 1987.

On May 18, 1987, “MCA” label released “Exit 0”, the second Steve Earle (credited to Steve Earle & The Dukes) studio album. It was recorded in “Emerald Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Tony Brown, Emory Gordy, Jr., and Richard Bennett.

Personnel:

  • Steve Earle – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica
  • Bucky Baxter – vocals, steel guitar
  • Mike McAdam – vocals, six and twelve string electric guitars
  • Ken Moore – vocals, organ, synthesizer
  • Reno Kling – bass guitar
  • Harry Stinson – vocals, drums
  • John Jarvis – piano
  • Emory Gordy, Jr. – mandolin
  • Richard Bennett – acoustic and electric guitar, six string bass
  • K-Meaux Boudin – accordion
  • Chuck Ainlay – recording, mixing
  • Jim DeVault – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Earle unless otherwise noted.

  1. Nowhere Road – Steve Earle, Reno Kling
  2. Sweet Little ’66
  3. No. 29
  4. Angry Young Man – Steve Earle, John Porter McMeans
  5. San Antonio Girl
  6. The Rain Came Down – Steve Earle, Michael Woody
  7. I Ain’t Ever Satisfied
  8. The Week of Living Dangerously
  9. I Love You Too Much
  10. It’s All Up to You – Steve Earle, Harry Stinson

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “MCA” label released “All’s Well That Ends Well”, the 14th Man album. It was recorded in December 1976, at “The Roundhouse”, in Chalk Farm, UK, and was produced by Doug Bennett.

Personnel:

  • Mick Jones – vocals, guitar
  • Deke Leonard – vocals, guitar
  • Phil Ryan – vocals, keyboards
  • John McKenzie – vocals, bass
  • Terry Williams – vocals, drums
  • Doug Bennett, Jeffrey Hooper – mixing

Track listing:

  1. Let the Good Times Roll – Sam Theard, Louis Jordan
  2. The Welsh Connection – Mick Jones, Phil Ryan
  3. The Ride and the View – Deke Leonard
  4. Hard Way to Live – Deke Leonard
  5. Born With a Future – Mick Jones, Deke Leonard, Terry Williams, Phil Ryan
  6. Spunk Rock – Mick Jones, Deke Leonard, Terry Williams, Phil Ryan
  7. Romain – Ace, Mick Jones, Deke Leonard

On October 20, 1998.

On October 20, 1998, “MCA” label released “Blues on the Bayou”, the thirty sixth B.B. King studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Dockside Studio” in Maurice, LA, and was produced by B. B. King. “Blues on the Bayou” won the 2000 “Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album”.

Personnel:

  • B.B. King – vocals, guitar
  • Leon Warren – guitar
  • Michael Doster – bass
  • James Sells Toney – keyboards
  • James Bolden – trumpet, bandleader
  • Walter R. King – contractor
  • Tony Coleman – percussion
  • Calep Emphrey Jr. – drums
  • Melvin Jackson – saxophone
  • Stanley Abernathy – trumpet
  • Phil Marshall – string arrangements
  • Tony Daigle – recording engineer
  • Jim Watts – assistant recording engineer
  • John Porter – mixing
  • Joe McGrath – mixing engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Gary Ashley – A&R
  • Sidney A. Seidenberg – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by B.B. King; except where noted.

  1. Blues Boys Tune
  2. Bad Case of Love
  3. I’ll Survive – B.B. King, Saul Samuel Bihari 
  4. Mean Ole’ World
  5. Blues Man
  6. Broken Promise – B.B. King, Saul Samuel Bihari 
  7. Darlin’ What Happened – B.B. King, Saul Samuel Bihari
  8. Shake It Up and Go – B.B. King, Jules Taub
  9. Blues We Like
  10. Good Man Gone Bad – B.B. King, Jules Taub, Ferdinand Washington
  11. If I Lost You – B.B. King, Jules Taub
  12. Tell Me Baby – B.B. King, Saul Samuel Bihari
  13. I Got Some Outside Help I Don’t Need – B.B. King, David Clark
  14. Blues in G
  15. If That Ain’t It I Quit

On October 5, 1999.

On October 5, 1999, “MCA” label released “Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan”, the thirty seventh B. B. King studio album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Cello Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Stewart Levine.

Personnel:

  • B.B. King – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Dr. John – piano, additional vocals
  • Neil Larsen – Hammond organ, piano
  • Hank Crawford – alto saxophone
  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone
  • Marcus Belgrave – trumpet
  • Russell Malone – rhythm guitar
  • John Heard – bass guitar
  • Earl Palmer – drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Joan Whitney Kramer, Alex Kramer
  2. Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Billy Austin, Louis Jordan
  3. Beware, Brother, Beware – Dick Adams, Morry Lasco, Fleecie Moore
  4. Somebody Done Changed the Lock on My Door – Casey Bill Weldon , Will Weldon
  5. Ain’t That Just Like a Woman (They’ll Do It Every Time) – Claude Demetrius, Fleecie Moore
  6. Choo Choo Ch’Boogie – Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling, Milt Gabler
  7. Buzz Me – Danny Baxter, Fleecie Moore
  8. Early in the Mornin’ – Joe Josea, B.B. King, traditional
  9. I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town – Andy Razaf, Will Weldon
  10. Jack, You’re Dead
  11. Knock Me a Kiss
  12. Let the Good Times Roll
  13. Caldonia
  14. It’s a Great, Great Pleasure
  15. Rusty Dusty Blues
  16. Sure Had a Wonderful Time Last Night
  17. Saturday Night Fish Fry
  18. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

On October 1, 1991.

On October 1, 1991, “MCA” label released “There Is Always One More Time”, the thirty-second B.B. King album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Conway Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Stewart Levine.

Personnel:

  • B. King – vocals, guitar
  • Arthur Adams – guitar
  • Michael Landau– guitar
  • Freddie Washington– bass guitar
  • Joe Sample– piano
  • Neal Larson – keyboards, Hammond organ
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Bunny Hull, Paulette Brown, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Sample and Will Jennings; except where noted.

  1. I’m Moving On
  2. Back in L.A.
  3. The Blues Come over Me
  4. Fool Me Once
  5. The Lowdown
  6. Mean and Evil – Arthur Adams
  7. Something up My Sleeve – Arthur Adams
  8. Roll, Roll, Roll
  9. There Is Always One More Time – Doc Pomus, Ken Hirsch

 

On September 30, 1978.

On September 30, 1978, “MCA” label released “Back on the Streets”, the debut Gary Moore album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Tsangarides and Gary Moore.

Personnel:

  • Gary Moore – lead vocals, guitars, guitar synthesizer, mandolin, bass, accordion
  • Phil Lynott– lead and backing vocals, bass, double bass, acoustic guitar
  • Don Airey– keyboards, piano, organ
  • John Mole– bass guitar
  • Brian Downey– drums, percussion
  • Simon Phillips– drums, percussion
  • Chris Tsangarides– engineer
  • Andrew Warwick, Mark Freguard, Mike Dutton, Mike Hedges, Perry Morgan, Simon Wakefield – assistant engineers

 Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Moore and Donna Campbell, except where noted.

  1. Back on the Streets
  2. Don’t Believe a Word – Phil Lynott
  3. Fanatical Fascists
  4. Fight of the Snow Moose
  5. Hurricane
  6. Song for Donna
  7. What Would You Rather Bee or a Wasp
  8. Parisienne Walkways – Phil Lynott, Gary Moore

 

On August 4, 2005.

On August 4, 2005, James Milton Campbell Jr. aka Little Milton died aged 70. He was a singer and musician (guitar), co-founder of Bobbin Records. He started his recording career in 1853 at “Sun Records”, and also recorded for “Checker Records”, “Meteor, “Stax”, “Glades”, “Golden Ear”, “MCA”, and Malaco. Milton recorded 33 albums, and in 1988 was inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.