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Buffy Sainte-Marie: She Used to Wanna Be a Balerina

In March 1971, “Vanguard” label released “She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina” the seventh Buffy Sainte-Marie album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Jack Nitzsche and Buffy Sainte-Marie.


  • Buffy Sainte-Marie – vocals
  • Jesse Ed Davis – guitar
  • Neil Young – guitar 
  • Ry Cooder – guitar
  • Jack Nitzsche – piano
  • Merry Clayton – backing vocals
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Crazy Horse

Track listing:

All tracks by Buffy Sainte-Marie, except where noted.

  1. Rollin’ Mill Man – Gerry Goffin, Russ Titelman
  2. Smack Water Jack – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  3. Sweet September Morning
  4. She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina
  5. Bells – Leonard Cohen
  6. Helpless – Neil Young
  7. Moratorium
  8. The Surfer – Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ariel Gonzales, Carlos Pardeiro
  9. Song of the French Partisan – Anna Marly, Hy Zaret
  10. Soldier Blue
  11. Now You’ve Been Gone for a Long Time

Neil Young & Crazy Horses: Barn

On December 10, 2021, “Reprise” label released “Barn” the 14th Neil Young & Crazy Horse album, and the 41st Neil Young album overall. It was recorded 2020- 2021, at “Studio in the Clouds” in Rocky Mountains, Colorado, and was produced by Neil Young and Niko Bolas.


  • Neil Young – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, mixing
  • Nils Lofgren – vocals, guitar, accordion
  • Billy Talbot – vocal, bass
  • Ralph Molina – vocals, drums
  • Guy Charbonneau – engineer
  • Anthony Catalano – engineer, editing
  • Niko Bolas – mixing
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • dhlovelife – art direction, photography
  • Jenice Heo – art direction
  • Adam CK Vollick, Larry Cragg – photography
  • Cindi Peters – production coordinator
  • Sreve Drymalski – production manager

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young.

  1. Song of the Seasons
  2. Heading West
  3. Change Ain’t Never Gonna
  4. Canerican
  5. Shape of You
  6. They Might Be Lost
  7. Human Race
  8. Tumblin’ Thru the Years
  9. Welcome Back
  10. Don’t Forget Love

Tindersticks: Distractions

On February 19, 2021, “Lucky Dog” and “City Slang” labels released “Distractions”, the 13th Tindersticks album. It was recorded in 2020, at “Le Chien Chanceux” and “RAK”, and was produced by Stuart Staples.


  • Stuart Staples – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitars, drums, loops, programming, field recording, mixing
  • Dan McKinna – Wurlitzer piano, electric piano, bass guitar, string arrangements
  • David Boulter – keyboards
  • Neil Fraser – E-Bow, electric guitars
  • Earl Harvin – keyboards, snare drum, percussion
  • David Coulter – musical saw
  • David Kitt – additional guitar
  • Calina De La Mare, Lucy Wilkins, Rob Spriggs, Sarah Wilson – strings
  • Gina Foster – vocal
  • Côme Jalibert – storm recording, mixing
  • George Murphy – recording
  • Jason Mitchell – mastering
  • Sidonie Osborne Staples – front cover image
  • Ian Youngs – layout

Track listing:

  1. Man Alone (Can’t Stop Fadin’) – Stuart Staple
  2. I Imagine You – Stuart Staples, Dan McKinna
  3. A Man Needs a Maid – Neil Young
  4. Lady With the Braid – Dory Previn
  5. You’ll Have to Scream Louder – Daniel Treacy
  6. Tue-Moi – Dan McKinna, Stuart Staoles
  7. The Bough Bends – Stuart Staple

Puss n Boots: No Fools, No Fun

On July 15, 2014, “Blue Note” label released “No Fools, No Fun”, the debut Puss n Boots studio album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Studio G”, “The Bell House” in Brooklyn, New York.


  • Norah Jones – vocals, electric guitar, fiddle
  • Catherine Popper – vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
  • Sasha Dobson – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, drums
  • Joel Hamilton – engineer, mixing
  • Matt Labozza – engineer assistant
  • Mike Jinno – engineer assistant
  • Francisco Botero – engineer assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering  
  • Nicole Frantz – creative direction
  • Frank Harkins – art direction, design
  • Richard Ballard – photography

Track listing:

  1. Leaving London – Tom Paxton
  2. Bull Rider – Rodney Crowell
  3. Twilight – Robbie Robertson
  4. Sex Degrees of Separation – Sasha Dobson
  5. Don’t Know What It Means – Norah Jones
  6. Down by the River – Neil Young
  7. Tarnished Angel – Roger Miller
  8. Jesus, Etc – Jeff Tweedy
  9. Always – Catherine Popper
  10. GTO – Jeb Loy Nichols
  11. Pines – Catherine Popper
  12. You’ll Forget Me – Sasha Dobson

Joe Lala

On March 18, 2014, Joseph Anthony Lala died aged 66. He was musician (percussion), singer and actor, worked with many musicians and bands including The Byrds, Ringo Starr, Bill Wyman, Stephen Stills, Barbra Streisand, Dan Fogelberg, Manassas, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Neil Young, Dione Warwick, The Stills-Young Band, Rod Stewart, Graham Nash, The Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, Jackson Browne, Whitney Houston and Joe Walsh, but was best known as founding member and leader of the band Blues Image.

On February 25, 1997.

On February 25, 1997, “Thirsty Ear” label released “Slush”, the debut OP8 album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Wavelab” in Tucson, Arizona, and was produced by Lisa Germano, Howe Gelb, Joey Burns and John Corventino.


  • Lisa Germano – vocals, guitar, piano, accordion
  • Howe Gelb – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Joey Burns – bass, cello, guitar, mandolin, vocals, accordion
  • John Corventino –  drums, vibes, marimba, guitar, accordion

Track listing:

  1. Sand – Lee Hazlewood
  2. Lost In Space – Joey Burns
  3. If I Think Of Love – Lisa Germano
  4. Leather – Howe Gelb
  5. It’s A Rainbow – Lisa Germano
  6. OP8 – Howe Gelb, John Convertino, Joey Burns
  7. Cracklin’ Water – Howe Gelb
  8. Never See It Coming – Joey Burns, Howe Gelb
  9. Tom, Dick & Harry – Lisa Germano
  10. The Devil Loves L.A. – Howe Gelb
  11. Round And Round – Neil Young

Nicolette Larson

On December 16, 1997, Nicolette Larson died aged 45. She was songwriter and singer, recorded and performed with The Doobie Brothers, Marcia Ball, Rodney Crowell, Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson, Commander Cody, Steve Wariner, Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, but was best known for her work with Neil Young. As a leader she released 13 albums.

Joseph Osborn

On December 14, 2018, Joseph Osborn died aged 81. He was musician (bass), known for his work as a session musician, member of the Wrecking Crew in Los Angeles, and the A-Team in Nashville. He recorded and performed with Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers, the Mamas & the Papas, The Association, The 5th Dimension, Simon & Garfunkel, The Carpenters, Don Francisco, The Grass Roots, America, Glen Campbell, Thelma Houston, Al Kooper, Billy Joel, Michael Nesmith, Barbra Streisand, Lulu, Paul Simon, David Clayton-Thomas, Art Garfunkel, J. J. Cale, Olivia Newton-John, Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, Neil Young, Tanya Tucker, and Jackie Lomax. In 2010, Osborn was inducted into the “Louisiana Music Hall of Fame”.

Rick Rosas

On November 6, 2014, Rick Rosas aka “Rick the Bass Player” died aged 65. He was musician (bass), one of the most south after studio session musicians in California. He performed and recorded with Neil Young, Ron Wood, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Rivers, Etta James, Buffalo Springfield, Joe Walsh, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

Jay Migliori

On September 2, 2001, Jay Migliori died aged 70. He was a musician (saxophone), a founding member of Supersax, a Charlie Parker tribute band. Some artists he performed and recorded with include Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson, The 5th Dimension, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Gene Ammons, Paul Anka, David Axelrod, Hoyt Axton, The Byrds, Captain & Tennille, Harry Chapin, Leonard Cohen, Albert Collins, Dick Dale, Neil Diamond, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, The Manhattan Transfer, Harry Nilsson, Van Dyke Parks, Esther Phillips, Helen Reddy, The Righteous Brothers, The Tubes, Loudon Wainwright III, Joe Williams, Brian Wilson, and Neil Young. As a leader, Migliori released three albums.