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On September 17, 1991.

On September 17, 1991, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Fourplay album. It was recorded 1990 – 1991, at “Ocean Way Recording”, “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Pyramid Studios” in Los Angeles, “Starlight Studios” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason.

Personnel:

  • Bob James– Yamaha C7 MIDI grand piano, keyboards, synthesizers, programming, executive producer
  • Lee Ritenour– electric guitars, classical guitars, guitar synthesizer
  • Nathan East– 5-string bass, 6-string bass, backing vocals
  • Harvey Mason– drums
  • Harvey Mason Jr.– synthesizer programming, computer programming
  • El DeBarge– lead and backing vocals
  • Darryl DeBarge – backing vocals
  • Patti LaBelle– backing vocals, BGV arrangements
  • Philip Bailey– backing vocals
  • Don Murray – recording, mixing
  • Geoff Gillette – additional recording
  • Khaliq Glover – additional recording
  • Femi Jiya – additional recording
  • Mike Kloster – assistant engineer
  • Paul May – assistant engineer
  • Clif Norrell– assistant engineer
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – technical assistance
  • Robert Vosgien – digital editing
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Debra Johnson – production coordinator
  • Kim Champagne – art direction
  • Leslie Wintner – design
  • Stuart Watson – photography
  • O’Brien and Schridde – band photography

Track listing:

  1. Bali Run – Lee Ritenour, Bob James
  2. 101 Eastbound – Nathan East, Marcel East
  3. Fourplay – Lee Ritenour
  4. Moonjogger – Bob James
  5. Max-O-Man – Harvey Mason Sr, Michael Lang
  6. After the Dance – Marvin Gaye, T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware
  7. Quadrille – Bob James
  8. Midnight Stroll – Harvey Mason
  9. October Morning – Lee Ritenour
  10. Wish You Were Here – Lee Ritenour
  11. Rain Forest – Bob James

In September 1980.

In September 1980, “Asylum” label released “Heartattack and Vine” , the sixth Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded June – July 1980, at “Filmways/Heider Studio B” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bones Howe.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits – vocals, electric guitar, piano
  • Bob Alcivar– string arrangement, orchestral arrangement, conductor
  • Ronnie Barron– Hammond organ, piano
  • Roland Bautista– electric guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Greg Cohen– bass
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, chimes, glockenspiel
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Larry Taylor– bass
  • “Big John” Thomassie – drums
  • Jerry Yester– orchestral arrangement, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Heartattack and Vine
  2. In Shades
  3. Saving All My Love for You
  4. Downtown
  5. Jersey Girl
  6. ‘Til the Money Runs Out
  7. On the Nickel
  8. Siegal
  9. Ruby’s Arms

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Reprise” label released the debut, self-titled Randy Newman album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Van Dyke Parks.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano
  • Anthony Terran- trumpet
  • Herb Ellis- guitar
  • Jim Horn- saxophone
  • Plas Johnson- saxophone
  • Larry Knechtel- guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Carol Kaye- bass
  • Al Casey- guitar
  • Milt Bernhart- trombone
  • Mike Deasy, Ron Elliott- guitar
  • Lyle Ritz- bass
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Ray Kelley – cello
  • Ted Nash – saxophone
  • Don Bagley – bass
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Israel Baker- violin
  • Arnold Belnick – violin
  • Harold Bemko – cello
  • Harry Bluestone – violin
  • Samuel Boghossian – viola
  • Gene Cipriano – saxophone
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Jerome Reisler – violin
  • Victor Sazer – cello
  • Ralph Schaeffer – violin
  • Wilbur Schwartz – saxophone
  • Leonard Selic – viola
  • Sid Sharp – violin
  • Tommy Tedesco- guitar
  • Sal Valentino- guitar, vocals
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • Hubert Anderson – percussion
  • Joseph DiFiore – viola
  • William Hinshaw – French horn
  • Thomas Scott – saxophone
  • Harold Ayties – viola
  • Jesse Emrlich – cello
  • Elizabeth Ershoff – harp
  • David Filerman – cello
  • Gene Garf – piano, organ
  • Jan Hlinka – viola
  • Norman Jeffreis – drums
  • Gordon Pope – saxophone
  • James Rowles – piano
  • Joseph Tullio – cello
  • William Weiss – violin
  • Robert Knight – trombone
  • Nick DeCaro – piano, accordion
  • Frank DeCaro – guitar
  • James A. Decker – French horn
  • David Duke – French horn
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Frederick Seykora – cello
  • James Getzoff – flute
  • Joe Gibbons – guitar
  • William Green – saxophone
  • Richard Hyde- trombone
  • Armand Karpoff – cello
  • Louis Kievman – viola
  • William Kurash – violin
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Don Lanier – guitar
  • Gary LeVant – harmonica
  • Tommy LiPuma- engineer
  • Leonard Malarsky – violin
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Jay Migliori – saxophone
  • Sid Miller – saxophone
  • Ollie Mitchell – trumpet
  • Louis Morell – guitar
  • Richard Perissi – French horn
  • William R. Perkins – saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. Love Story (You and Me)
  2. Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad
  3. Living Without You
  4. So Long Dad
  5. I Think He’s Hiding
  6. Linda
  7. Laughing Boy
  8. Cowboy
  9. Beehive State
  10. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
  11. Davy the Fat Boy

 

On November 13, 1977.

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On November 13, 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Death of a Ladies’ Man”, the fifth Leonard Cohen studio album. It was recorded June – July 1977, and was produced by Phil Spector.

Personnel:

  • Leonard Cohen – vocals
  • Art Blaine – guitar
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Ronee Blakley– background vocals
  • Bobby Bruce – fiddle, violin
  • Brenda Bryant – background vocals
  • Conte Candoli– trumpet
  • Ron Coro – design
  • Jesse Ed Davis– guitar
  • Billy Diez – background vocals
  • Steve Douglas– flute, saxophone, wind
  • Oma Drake – background vocals
  • Bob Dylan– background vocals
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Venetta Fields– background vocals
  • Gerald Garrett – background vocals
  • Terry Gibbs– percussion, vibraphone
  • Allen Ginsberg– background vocals
  • Barry Goldberg – keyboards
  • Tom Hensley – keyboards
  • David Isaac – guitar
  • Pete Jolly– keyboards
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Dan Kessel – organ, synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • David Kessel – guitar, background vocals
  • Clydie King– background vocals
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– guitar, pedal steel, slide guitar
  • Michael Lang – keyboards
  • Charles Loper – trombone
  • Sherlie Matthews– background vocals
  • Bill Mays – keyboards
  • Don Menza– flute, saxophone, wind, horn arrangements
  • Jay Migliori – saxophone
  • Art Munson– guitar
  • Ray Neapolitan – electric and upright bass
  • Al Perkins– pedal steel, slide guitar
  • Ray Pohlman – bass, guitar
  • Emil Radocchia – percussion
  • Don Randi– keyboards
  • Jack Redmond – trombone
  • Bob Robitaille – synthesizer, assistant engineer, synthesizer programming
  • Devra Robitaille – synthesizer
  • Stan Ross – assistant engineer
  • Phil Spector– guitar, composer, keyboards, background vocals, vocal arrangement, rhythm arrangements
  • Nino Tempo– arranger
  • Bill Thedford , Julia Tillman Waters, Oren Waters, Lorna Willard – background vocals
  • Robert Zimmitti – percussion
  • Larry Levine– engineer
  • Bruce Gold – engineer, assistant engineer
  • John Cabalka – art direction
  • Bill Naegels – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Leonard Cohen, all music by Phil Spector.

  1. True Love Leaves No Traces
  2. Iodine
  3. Paper Thin Hotel
  4. Memories
  5. I Left a Woman Waiting
  6. Don’t Go Home with Your Hard-On
  7. Fingerprints
  8. Death of a Ladies’ Man

 

On August 7, 1967.

Lumpy Gravy

On August 7, 1967, “Capitol” label released “Lumpy Gravy”, the debut Frank Zappa solo album. It was recorded in February 1967, and was produced by Nick Venet. “Lumpy Gravy” is an album of orchestral, electric and concrete sound, performed by a group of session players Zappa dubbed the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra. Zappa wrote the music and conducted the orchestra but did not perform on the album.

Personnel:

  • Arnold Belnick – strings
  • Harold Bemko – strings
  • Chuck Berghofer – bass
  • Jimmy Carl Black– chorus
  • Jimmy Bond– bass
  • Monica Boscia – chorus
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Frank Capp – drums
  • Donald Christlieb – woodwind
  • Gene Cipriano – woodwind
  • Vincent DeRosa– french horn
  • Joseph DiFiore – strings
  • Jesse Ehrlich – strings
  • Alan Estes – percussion, drums
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Louis “Louie the Turkey” Cuneo – chorus
  • Roy Estrada– bass, chorus
  • Larry Fanoga (Euclid James “Motorhead” Sherwood) – vocals, chorus
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, drums
  • Bunk Gardner – woodwind
  • James Getzoff – strings
  • Philip Goldberg – strings
  • John Guerin – drums
  • Bruce Hampton – chorus
  • Jimmy “Senyah” Haynes – guitar
  • Harry Hyams – strings
  • Jules Jacob – woodwind
  • Pete Jolly – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Harold Kelling – vocals
  • Ray Kelly – strings
  • Jerome Kessler – strings
  • Alexander Koltun – strings
  • Bernard Kundell – strings
  • William Kurasch – strings
  • Michael Lang – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Arthur Maebe – French horn
  • Leonard Malarsky – strings
  • Shelly Manne – drums
  • Lincoln Mayorga – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Ted Nash – woodwind
  • Richard Parissi – French horn
  • Glenn Phillips – vocals
  • Jerome Reisler – strings
  • Emil Richards – percussion
  • Tony Rizzi – guitar
  • John Rotella – percussion, woodwind
  • Joseph Saxon – strings
  • Ralph Schaeffer – strings
  • Leonard Selic – strings
  • Kenny Shroyer – trombone
  • Paul Smith – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Tommy Tedesco – guitar
  • Al Viola – guitar
  • Bob West – bass
  • Tibor Zelig – strings
  • Jimmy Zito – trumpet
  • Frank Zappa – composer, conductor
  • Cal Schenkel – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa.

  1. Sink Trap
  2. Gum Joy
  3. Up and Down
  4. Local Butcher
  5. Gypsy Airs
  6. Hunchy Punchy
  7. Foamy Soaky
  8. Let’s Eat Out
  9. Teenage Grand Finale

On January 24, 1972.

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On January 24, 1972, “RCA” released the self titled, fourth Cass Elliot studio album. It was recorded in 1971 at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lewis Merenstein and Benny Golson. The album cover photography was by George Hurrell.

Personnel:

  • Cass Elliot – vocals
  • William Cat Anderson – trumpet
  • Gino Bozzacco – trumpet
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Clark Burroughs – vocals
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Ed Carter – guitar
  • Al Casey– guitar
  • Benny Colson – vocals
  • Reggie Colson – percussion
  • Venetta Fields– vocals, background Vocals
  • Carl Fortina – keyboards, musette
  • Jan Gassman – vocals, background Vocals
  • Benny Golson– arranger, conductor, background vocals, string section
  • Jules “Stix” Greenberg – background Vocals
  • Ed Greene– drums
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Bruce Johnston– keyboards, vocals, background vocals, Fender rhodes
  • Carol Kaye– bass
  • Clydie King– vocals, background vocals
  • Eddie Kusby – trombone
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Sherlie Matthews– vocals, background vocals
  • Maurice – trombone
  • Marilyn Messina – vocals, background vocals
  • Grover Mitchell – trombone
  • Jack Nimitz – baritone saxophone
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Don Randi– piano
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone
  • Moacir Santos – tenor saxophone
  • Louie Shelton– guitar
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Carl Wilson– vocals
  • Gary Burden– art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Be Home – Randy Newman
  2. Baby I’m Yours – Van McCoy
  3. Jesus Was a Cross Maker – Judee Sill
  4. That Song – Bill Dean
  5.  When It Doesn’t Work Out – Leah Kunkel
  6. I’ll Be There – Bobby Darin
  7. Disney Girls – Bruce Johnston
  8. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Randy Newman
  9. Cherries Jubilee – Marilyn Messina
  10. All in the Game – Carl Sigman, Charles Dawes