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On June 18, 1984.

On June 18, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released “Camouflage”, the 13th Rod Stewart studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Michael Omartian.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – lead vocals
  • Jeff Beck– guitar solos
  • Jim Cregan– guitar
  • Robin LeMesurier – guitar
  • Michael Landau– guitar
  • Jay Davis – bass guitar
  • Tony Brock– drums
  • Kevin Savigar– keyboards
  • Michael Omartian– keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Zavala– harmonica
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Kim Hutchcroft, Charlie Loper, Gary Grant – horns
  • John Guess – engineering and mixing
  • Tom Fouce – second engineer

Track listing:

  1. Infatuation – Rod Stewart, Duane Hitchings, Rowland Robinson
  2. All Right Now – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers
  3. Some Guys Have All the Luck – Jeff Fortang
  4. Can We Still Be Friends – Todd Rundgren
  5. Bad For You – Rod Stewart, Kevin Savigar, Jim Cregan
  6. Heart Is on the Line – Rod Stewart, Jay Davis
  7. Camouflage – Rod Stewart, Kevin Savigar, Michael Omartian
  8. Trouble – Rod Stewart, Michael Omartian

 

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In January 1972.

In January 1972, “Columbia” label released “I’ve Found Someone of My Own”, the only Free Movement album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Michael Omartian, Bill Straw, Joe Porter and Toxey French.

Personnel:

  • Adrian Jefferson, Cheryl Conley, Claude Jefferson, Godoy Colbert, Jennifer Gates, Josephine Brown – vocals
  • Ben Benay, Jerry McGhee – guitar
  • Jerry Scheff, Bobby West – bass
  • Gene Pello – drums
  • Milt Holland, Victor Feldman– percussion
  • Bobbye Hall, King Erison – congas
  • Bill Straw – executive producer
  • Michael Omartian– arranger, piano
  • Toxey French, Jimmie Haskell– arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank F. Robinson except where noted.

  1. I’ve Found Someone of My Own
  2. Land Where I Live – Hilton, William Flemister
  3. Son of the Zulu King – Chick Carlton
  4. If Only You Believe – Brian Potter, Dennis Lambert
  5. Love the One You’re With – Stephen Stills
  6. The Harder I Try (The Bluer I Get)
  7. Comin’ Home
  8. I Know I Could Love You Better (The Second Time Around) – Bobby Arvon
  9. Your Love Has Grown Cold – Michael Omartian
  10. Could You Believe in a Dream – Al Jarreau
  11. Where Do We Go from Here – Mike Settle

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “Columbia” label released “Down Two Then Left”, the eighth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Hollywood Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – lead and background vocals, guitar solo
  • Ray Parker, Jr.– guitar
  • Steve Lukather– guitar solo
  • Jay Graydon– guitar, guitar solo
  • David Hungate, Scott Edwards – bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, timbales
  • Bobbye Hall– bongos, congas
  • Alan Estes – congas
  • Victor Feldman– claves, vibraphone
  • Michael Omartian– keyboards, accordion, marimba, horn arrangements, string arrangements, conductor
  • Jai Winding – acoustic piano
  • Dana Hughes – trombone
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet, flugelhorn solo
  • Barbara Korn, David Duke – French horn
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Don Menza, Ernie Watts– saxophone
  • Fred Selden – saxophone, flute
  • Sidney Sharp – concertmaster
  • Carolyn Willis, Jim Gilstrap, John Lehman, Zedric Turnbough, Venetta Fields, Roy Galloway, Phyllis Saint James, Terry Evans, Bobby King, Eldridge King, Julia Tillman Waters, Myrna Matthews, Stan Farber, Jim Haas– background vocals
  • Engineer – Tom Perry
  • Mastered by Mike Reese
  • Design – Nancy Donald
  • Photography – Guy Bourdin

 

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs; except where noted.

  1. Still Falling for You
  2. Hard Times
  3. A Clue
  4. Whatcha Gonna Tell Your Man – Boz Scaggs, Jai Winding
  5. We’re Waiting- Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  6. Hollywood – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  7. Then She Walked Away – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  8. Gimme the Goods – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  9. 1993 – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  10. Tomorrow Never Came/Tomorrow Never Came (reprise)

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Columbia” label released “Full Sail”, the third Loggins and Messina album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Wally Heider Studios” Hollywood, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Loggins– vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Jim Messina– vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin
  • Jon Clarke – oboe, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, alto flute, bass flute, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, English horn
  • Al Garth – violin, bass clarinet, recorder, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Larry Sims – bass, backing vocals
  • Merel Bregante – drums, timbales, backing vocals
  • Michael Omartian– piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, tack piano, Lowrey organ, Moog synthesizer, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Vince Charles – steel drums
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Art Direction: Ron Coro
  • Illustrations: Joe Garnett
  • Engineers: Jim Messina, Alex Kazanegras
  • Quadraphonic mix: Larry Keys, Alex Kazanegras
  • Quadraphonic mix Supervision: Al Lawrence, Alex Kazanegras

Track listing:

  1. Lahaina – Jim Messina
  2. Travelin’ Blues – Jim Messina
  3. My Music – Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina
  4. A Love Song – Kenny Loggins, Dona Lyn George
  5. You Need a Man/Coming to You – Jim Messina
  6. Watching the River Run – Jim Messina, Kenny Loggins
  7. Pathway to Glory – Jim Messina
  8. Didn’t I Know You When – Kenny Loggins, Michael Omartian
  9. Sailin’ the Wind – Daniel Loggins, Dann Lottermoser

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Columbia” label released the second, self-titled Loggins and Messina album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Columbia Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Messina and Kenny Loggins.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Loggins- vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, acoustic guitar
  • Jim Messina- vocals, lead guitar, electric mandolin, acoustic guitar
  • Merel Bregante – backing vocals, drums
  • Lester “Al” Garth – violin, recorder, alto and tenor saxophone
  • Jon Clarke – flute, oboe, recorder, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Larry Sims – backing vocals, bass
  • Michael Omartian- Hammond organ, piano, harmonium, clavinet, tack piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Rusty Young- dobro
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Engineer: John Fiore
  • Photography: Jim Marshall, Marsha Reed

Track listing:

  1. Good Friend – Jim Messina
  2. Whiskey – Kenny Loggins
  3. Your Mama Don’t Dance – Jim Loggins, Kenny Messina
  4. Long Tail Cat – Jim Loggins
  5. Golden Ribbons – Kenny Messina
  6. Thinking of You – Jim Messina
  7. Just Before the News – Jim Messina
  8. Till the Ends Meet – Kenny Loggins
  9. Holiday Hotel – Jim Messina, Al Garth
  10. Lady of My Heart – Kenny Loggins
  11. Angry Eyes – Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Warner Bros” label released “If That’s What It Takes”, the debut Michael McDonald studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio”; “Sunset Sound Recorders” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Lead vocals: Michael McDonald
  • Bass: Willie Weeks, Louis Johnson, Mike Porcaro
  • Drums: Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro
  • Guitar: Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Robben Ford
  • Saxophone: Edgar Winter, Tom Scott
  • Percussion: Lenny Castro, Bobby LaKind, Paulinho Da Costa, Ted Templeman
  • Piano: Greg Phillinganes, Michael McDonald
  • Clavinet: Greg Phillinganes
  • Organ: Greg Phillinganes
  • Fender Rhodes: Michael McDonald, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian
  • Synthesizer: Michael McDonald, Michael Boddicker
  • Lyricon: Tom Scott
  • Background vocals: Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Maureen McDonald,  Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Brenda Russell, Kathy Walker, Amy Holland
  • Engineers: Ken Deane, Bobby Hata, Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett, Steve McManus
  • Overdub engineers: Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett
  • Mixing: Lee Herschberg
  • Mastering: Bobby Hata
  • Horn arrangements: Jerry Hey
  • String arrangements: Marty Paich
  • Keyboard technician: Paul Mederios
  • Production coordinators: Joan Parker, Kathy Walker and Vicki Fortson
  • Art direction and Design: Jeff Adamoff
  • Photography: Jim Shea
  • Direction: Irving Azoff

Track listing:

  1. Playin’ by the Rules – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford
  2. I Keep Forgetting – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Lies – Michael McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  4. I Gotta Try – Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
  5. I Can Let Go Now – Michael McDonald
  6. That’s Why – McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  7. If That’s What It Takes – Michael McDonald, Jackie De Shannon
  8. No Such Luck – Michael McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield
  9. Losin’ End – Michael McDonald
  10. Believe in It – Michael McDonald

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Round Records” label released “Compliments” (known as Garcia), the second Jerry Garcia solo album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by John Kahn.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Garcia – guitar, vocals, classical guitar
  • Arthur Adams – guitar
  • Michael Omartian- piano, tack piano, Fender Rhodes
  • John Kahn – bass, horn arrangement, string arrangement
  • Ron Tutt – drums
  • Merl Saunders- organ
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion
  • Melvin Moore – trumpet
  • Gene Connors – trombone, horn arrangement
  • Jackie Kelso – saxophones
  • Amos Garrett– trombone
  • Joel Tepp- clarinet
  • Richard Greene – violin
  • Merry Clayton- background vocals
  • Maria Muldaur, Clydie King, Patty- background vocals
  • Geoff Muldaur– clarinet
  • Ben Benay – rhythm guitar
  • Tom Rose – clarinet
  • John Rotella – e flat clarinet
  • Willie Green – b flat clarinet
  • Gary Ray – b flat clarinet
  • Julian Sheer – bass clarinet
  • Sid Page– violin
  • Carl Pedersen – violin
  • Nathan Rubin – violin
  • Emily van Valkenburg – violin
  • Miriam Dye – viola
  • Nancy Ellis – viola
  • Terry Adams – cello
  • Judiyaba – cello
  • Arnie Egilsson, Ray Siegal – string bass
  • Sid Sharp – contractor
  • David Nichtern – guitar
  • David Grisman- mandolin
  • Vassar Clements– violin
  • Engineer – Ron Malo
  • Production assistants – Richard Loren, Joshua Blardo
  • Equipment – Ramrod, Steve Parrish
  • Cover art – Victor Moscoso

Track listing:

  1. Let It Rock – Chuck Berry
  2. When The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game – Smokey Robinson
  3. That’s What Love Will Make You Do – Henderson Thigpen, James Banks, Eddy Marion
  4. Russian Lullaby – Irving Berlin
  5. Turn On The Bright Lights – Albert Washington
  6. He Ain’t Give You None – Van Morrison
  7. What Goes Around – Mac Rebbenack
  8. Let’s Spend The Night Together – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  9. Mississippi Moon – Peter Rowan
  10. Midnight Town – Robert Hunter, John Kahn