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On April 8, 2016.

On April 8, 2016, “Stax” label released “Call It What It Is”, the thirteenth Ben Harper studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ben Harper, Ethan Allen, Juan Nelson, Leon Mobley, Oliver Charles, Jason Yates and Michael Ward.

Personnel:

  1. Ben Harper – vocals, guitar, slide guitar
  2. Leon Mobley – percussion, bongos, cabasa, claves, congas, djembe, flexitone, music stand, shekere, tambourine, triangle, viber flab, wind chimes, whirly tube, backing vocals
  3. Michael Ward – guitar, backing vocals
  4. Jason Yates – Hammond B3, piano, Fender Rhodes], Wurlitzers], clavinet, guitar, backing vocals
  5. Juan Nelson – bass, backing vocals
  6. Oliver Charles – drums, Djun Djun percussion, backing vocals
  7. Gabriel Burch, Matt Dyson, Will Wetzel – engineer assistant
  8. Ethan Allen – mixing
  9. Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  10. Tom Dolan – design
  11. Danny Clinch – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper, except where noted.

  1. When Sex Was Dirty
  2. Deeper and Deeper – Ben Harper, Michel Ward
  3. Call What It Is
  4. How Dark Is Gone – Ben Harper, Jason Yates, Leon Mobley
  5. Shine
  6. All That Has Grown
  7. Pink Balloon – Ben Harper, Jaclyn Harper
  8. Finding Our Way – Ben Harper, Oliver Charles
  9. Bones

On March 21, 2005.

On March 21, 2005, “Virgin” label released “Both Sides of the Gun”, the seventh Ben Harper album. It was recorded in 2004, at “The Boat Studios” in Silver Lake, California, and was produced by Ben Harper.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper- vocals, slide guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, Weissenborn, bass guitar, drums, percussion, piano, vibes,
  • Juan Nelson- bass
  • Oliver Francis Charles- drums
  • Leon Mobley- percussion
  • Jason Yates – keys
  • Matt Cory- bass
  • Michael Ward- guitar, bass
  • JP Plunier- drums
  • Charlie Musselwhite- backing vocals
  • David Lindley- tambura
  • Greg Kurstin- Hammond B3
  • Marc Ford- guitar
  • Alyssa Park, Joel Pargman, Patrick Rosalez, Brett Banducci, Timothy Loo – strings
  • David Palmer- keys
  • Danny Kalb- guitar, sound engineer
  • Jan Ghazi- electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Nick Sandro- bass, backing vocals
  • Jason Mozersky- guitar
  • Jose Medeles- drums
  • Jesse Ingulls – bass
  • Jordan Richardson – drums
  • William Gus Seyffert – bass
  • Scott Thomas, Ellen Harper, Sue Chase, Michelle Griepentrog, Jennifer Ohrstrom, Natasha Cockrell – backing vocals
  • Danny Kalb – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper, except where noted.

White

  1. Morning Yearning
  2. Waiting for You – Ben Harper, Michael Ward
  3. Picture in a Frame – Ben Harper, Michael Ward, Juan Nelson, Oliver Charles, Jason Yates, Leon Mobley
  4. Never Leave Lonely Alone
  5. Sweet Nothing Serenade
  6. Reason to Mourn
  7. More Than Sorry – Ben Harper, Danny Kalb
  8. Cryin’ Won’t Help You Now
  9. Happy Everafter in Your Eyes

Black

  1. Better Way
  2. Both Sides of the Gun
  3. Engraved Invitation
  4. Black Rain – Ben Harper, Jason Yates
  5. Gather ‘Round the Stone
  6. Please Don’t Talk About Murder While I’m Eating
  7. Get It Like You Like It
  8. The Way You Found Me
  9. Serve Your Soul

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

 

On June 21, 2005.

On June 21, 2005, “Zoë Records” label released “Blink the Brightest”, the third Tracy Bonham album. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by Tracy Bonham, Greg Collins, Ken Rich and Joey Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Tracy Bonham – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, violin, electric guitar, claves, vibraphone, pump organ, fender rhodes, wurlitzer
  • Matt Beck- electric guitar
  • Greg Collins – acoustic guitar, clarinet, piano, bass guitar, Hammond organ, slide guitar
  • Davey Faragher- bass guitar
  • Mitchell Froom- piano, vibraphone
  • David Levita – bass guitar, electric, slide guitar and 12 string electric guitar, electric baritone guitar
  • Ryan MacMillan- drums
  • Dan Rothchild- bass guitar
  • Sebastian Steinberg- electric guitar, double bass
  • Michael Ward- acoustic and electric guitar
  • Joey Waronker- percussion, drums

Track listing:

  1. Something Beautiful – Tracy Bonham, Marc Copely, Greg Wells
  2. I Was Born Without You – Tracy Bonham
  3. And The World Has The Nerve To Keep Turning – Tracy Bonham
  4. Eyes – Tracy Bonham
  5. Take Your Love Out On Me – Tracy Bonham
  6. Whether You Fall – Tracy Bonham
  7. Dumbo Sun – Tracy Bonham, Martin Hynes
  8. All Thumbs – Tracy Bonham, Greg Wells
  9. Naked – Tracy Bonham
  10. Shine – Tracy Bonham
  11. Wilting Flower – Tracy Bonham
  12. Did I Sleep Through It All? – Tracy Bonham, Greg Wells

 

 

On April 6, 1987.

On April 6, 1987, “CBS” label released “Raindancing”, the second Alison Moyet studio album. It was recorded 1986 – 1987, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine, Jess Bailey, Alison Moyet, Joseph Hughes, David Freeman and Jean Guiot.

Personnel:

  • Alison Moyet – vocals, mixing
  • Dave Freeman – vocals
  • Mike Shipley – associate producer
  • Joe Chiccarelli, John Fryer, Robert de la Garza, Mark Desisto – recording engineer
  • Jess Bailey, Scott Litt, Mike Shipley, Humberto Gatica – mixing
  • Vladimir “Vlado” Meller – mastering
  • Richard Houghton – sleeve photography
  • Rob O’Connor (Stylorouge) – design, art direction

Track listing:

  1. Weak in the Presence of Beauty – Michael Ward, Rob Clarke
  2. Ordinary Girl – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll
  3. You Got me Wrong – Alison Moyet
  4. Without You – Alison Moyet
  5. Sleep Like Breathing – David Freeman, Joseph Hughes
  6. Is This Love – Alison Moyet, Jean Guiot
  7. Blow Wind Blow – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey
  8. Glorious Love – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll
  9. When I Say (No Giveaway) – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll
  10. Stay – Alison Moyet, Jess Bailey, Rick Driscoll