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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

 

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In April 1986.

In April 1986, “Capitol” label released “Cocker”, the tenth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Richie Zito, Terry Manning, Ron Nevison, Albert Hammond and Diane Warren and Bernard Edwards. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, and Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon, Richie Zito, Eddie Martinez, Cliff Goodwin, Dann Huff – guitars
  • Vito San Filippo, Bernard Edwards, Randy Jackson, Arthur Barrow, Mike Moran – bass
  • Mike Moran, Arthur Barrow, Jeff Lorber, Larry Marshall, Jeff Bova, Michael Boddicker, Howard Hersh – keyboards
  • Michael Baird, Anton Fig, Eric Parker – drums
  • Mel Collins, Andrew Love – saxophone
  • Dick Hyde, Steve Madaio, Joel Peskin – horns
  • Albert Hammond, Diane Warren, Curtis King, Maxine Green, Julia Tillman Waters, Leslie Smith, Joe Turano, Elesecia Wright, Maxine Waters – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Shelter Me – Nick DiStefano
  2. A to Z – Tom Kimmel
  3. Don’t You Love Me Anymore – Albert Hammond, Diane Warren
  4. Living Without Your Love – Michael Bolton, Doug James
  5. Don’t Drink The Water – Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson
  6. You Can Leave Your Hat On – Randy Newman
  7. Heart of the Matter – Ronald Miller, Billy Aerts
  8. Inner City Blues – Marvin Gaye, James Nyx Jr.
  9. Love Is on a Fade – Stephen Allen Davis, Dennis Morgan
  10. Heaven -Terry Manning

 

On May 30, 1988.

Bob_Dylan_-_Down_in_the_Groove

On May 30, 1988, “Columbia” label released “Down in the Groove”, the twenty-fifth Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded 1983–1987, and was produced by Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan – guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
  • Mark Knopfler – guitar
  • Michael Baird– drums
  • Peggie Blu– background vocals
  • Alexandra Brown – background vocals
  • Eric Clapton– guitar
  • Alan Clark– keyboards
  • Carolyn Dennis– background vocals
  • Sly Dunbar– drums
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Mitchell Froom– keyboards
  • Full Force – background vocals
  • Jerry Garcia– vocals
  • Willie Green, Jr. – background vocals
  • Beau Hill – keyboards
  • Randy “The Emperor” Jackson– bass guitar
  • Steve Jones– guitar
  • Steve Jordan– drums
  • Danny Kortchmar– guitar
  • Bobby King– background vocals
  • Clydie King – background vocals
  • Pamela Quinlan – background vocals
  • Larry Klein– bass guitar
  • Brent Mydland– vocals
  • Madelyn Quebec – keyboards, background vocals
  • Robbie Shakespeare– bass guitar
  • Stephen Shelton – drums, keyboards, engineering, mixing
  • Paul Simonon– bass guitar
  • Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Bob Weir– vocals
  • Kip Winger– bass guitar
  • Ronnie Wood– bass guitar
  • Coke Johnson – engineering
  • Mike Kloster – assistant engineering
  • Jeff Musel – assistant engineering
  • Jim Preziosi – assistant engineering
  • Brian Saucy – assistant engineering

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Stick Together – Wilbert Harrison
  2. When Did You Leave Heaven? – Walter Bullock, Richard Whiting
  3. Sally Sue Brown – Arthur June Alexander, Earl Montgomery, Tom Stafford
  4. Death Is Not the End – Bob Dylan
  5. Had a Dream About You, Baby – Bob Dylan
  6. Ugliest Girl in the World – Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter
  7. Silvio – Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter
  8. Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street) – Hal Blair, Don Robertson
  9. Shenandoah – traditional, arr. by Bob Dylan
  10. Rank Strangers to Me – Albert E. Brumley

On March 15, 1979.

Fate for Breakfast

On March 15, 1979, “Columbia” label released “Fate for Breakfast” the fourth Art Garfunkel solo album. It was recorded January – February 1979, and was produced by Louie Shelton and Mike Batt.

Personnel:

  • Art Garfunkel – vocals, harmony vocals
  • Penny Nichols – background vocals
  • Stephen Bishop– guitar, background vocals
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Oberheim
  • Tom Scott– tenor saxophone
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Leah Kunkel– background vocals
  • Gene Page– arranger
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Louie Shelton– electric guitar
  • Billy Alessi – background vocals
  • Bobby Alessi – background vocals
  • Maxine Anderson – background vocals
  • Michael Baird– drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Carolyn Dennis– background vocals
  • Alan Estes – percussion
  • Lyle Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Jim Gilstrap – background vocals
  • Roland Harker – guitar
  • DeLisle Harper – bass
  • Lyle Harper, Les Hurdle, Neil Jason, Neil Johnson – bass
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Hugh McCracken– electric guitar
  • Roy J. Morgan – drums
  • Del Newman – string arrangement
  • Lee Ritenour– electric guitar
  • Larry Rolando – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Edwin Roxburgh – bass
  • Jeffrey Staton – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Richard Tee– electric piano
  • Richie Zito– electric guitar

Track listing:

  1. In a Little While (I’ll Be on My Way) – Dennis Belfield
  2. Since I Don’t Have You – Joseph Rock, Jimmy Beaumont, Lenny Martin
  3. And I Know – Michael Sembello,David Batteau
  4. Sail on a Rainbow – Stephen Bishop
  5. Miss You Nights – Dave Townsend
  6. Bright Eyes – Mike Batt
  7. Finally Found a Reason – Michael Sembello, David Batteau, Craig Bickhardt, Rick Bell
  8. Beyond the Tears – Jeffrey Comanor, Robert Gundry
  9. Oh How Happy – Charles Hatcher
  10. When Someone Doesn’t Want You – Jeffrey Staton
  11. Take Me Away – Grant Gullickson, Lance Gullickson