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On June 25, 1991.

On June 25, 1991, “Arista” label released “What You See Is What You Sweat”, the thirty-third Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, David “Pic” Conley, Aretha Franklin, Michel Legrand, Oliver Leiber, Gene Lennon, Bruce Roberts, Joshua Thompson, David Townsend, Luther Vandross, Narada Michael Walden and Elliot Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead and background vocals, piano
  • Rick Iantosca – acoustic guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Vernon Black – guitar
  • David Townsend – guitar
  • Jean-Marc Benais – guitar
  • Teddy F. White – guitar
  • Al Turner – bass guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar
  • Dominique Bertram – bass guitar
  • Rudolph Stansfield – piano
  • Thierry Eliez – piano
  • Skip Anderson – keyboards
  • Burt Bacharach – keyboards
  • Oliver Leiber – keyboards, drum programming, guitar
  • Jason Miles – keyboards
  • Louis Biancaniello – keyboards, programming
  • David Foster – keyboards, programming
  • Nat Adderley Jr. – keyboards
  • Bobby Wooten – keyboards, electric piano, drum programming, synthesizer
  • Michael Boddicker – keyboards, programming
  • Hubert Eaves III – keyboards, drum programming
  • Elliot Wolff – keyboards, drum programming
  • Joshua Thompson – keyboards, guitar, synthesizer
  • Peter Schwartz – additional keyboards
  • Charles Scales – synthesizer
  • Michel Legrand – synthesizer
  • Guy Vaughn – drum programming
  • Narada Michael Walden – drums, programming
  • Buster Marbury – drums
  • André Ceccarelli – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Larry Fratangelo – percussion
  • Larry Williams – programming
  • Franck Thore – Pan pipes
  • Onita Sanders – harp
  • Candy Dulfer – saxophone
  • David Boruff – saxophone
  • Gene Lennon – programming
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals
  • Jesse Richardson – background vocals
  • Sandra Feva – background vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton – background vocals
  • Diane Green – background vocals
  • Sherry Fox – background vocals
  • Portia Griffin – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Jarvis Barker – background vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – background vocals
  • Skyler Jett – background vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – background vocals
  • Tony Lindsay – background vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie – background vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – background vocals
  • Donna Davis – background vocals
  • Marj Harber – background vocals
  • Esther Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gloria Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gracie Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Clive Davis – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Everyday people – Sly Stone
  2. Ever Changing Times – Burt Bacharach, Bill Conti, Carole Bayer Sager
  3. What You See Is What You Sweat – David Conley, Derrick Culler, Gene Lennon, Joshua Thompson
  4. Mary Goes Round – Elliot Wolff, Oliver Leiber
  5. I Dreamed a Dream – Alain Boubill, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean Marc Natel, Claude Michel Schonberg
  6. Someone’s Else’s Eyes – Bruce Roberts, Burt Bacharach, Bayer Sager
  7. Doctor’s Orders – Luther Vandross, Hubert Eaves III
  8. You Can’t Take Me for Granted – Aretha Franklin
  9. What You Give – Aretha Franklin
  10. Everyday People (Shep Pettibone Remix) – Sly Stone

On July 9, 1995.

On July 9, 1995, “Arista” label “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”, the thirtieth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – May 1995,at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, “The Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, “United Sound Systems” in Detroit, “Right Track Recording” and “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, David A. Stewart and  Narada Michael Walden.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals
  • Walter Afanasieff– keyboards
  • Preston Glass– backing vocals, keyboards, keyboard vibes
  • Peter Wolf– lead vocals
  • Nat Adderley Jr.– keyboards
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer
  • Annie Lennox– lead vocals, keyboards
  • David A. Stewart– keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ
  • Corrado Rustici– guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Ray Gomez – guitar solo
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Mike Campbell– lead guitar
  • Carlos Santana– guitar solo
  • Randy Jackson– synth bass, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums, percussion, acoustic piano, keyboards
  • Yogi Horton– drums
  • Stan Lynch– drums
  • Shelly Yakus – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion
  • Gigi Gonaway– tambourine
  • The Santana Rhythm Section– percussion
  • Andy Narell – steel drums
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Paul Riser– string arrangements
  • Dizzy Gillespie– trumpet solo
  • Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals
  • Carolyn Franklin– backing vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap– backing vocals
  • Vicki Randle– backing vocals
  • Sylvester– backing vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – backing vocals
  • Martha Wash– backing vocals
  • Laundon Von Hendricks – backing vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – backing vocals
  • The Charles Williams Singers – choir
  • Craig Thomas – backing vocals
  • Karen Benington – backing vocals
  • Sandra Feva – backing vocals
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Sephra Herman – production coordination
  • Clive Davis– executive producer
  • Don Smith – engineer, mixing
  • Josh Abbey – engineer
  • David Frazer – engineer
  • Adam Williams – engineer
  • Jay Willis – assistant engineer
  • Moira Marquis – second engineer
  • Ray Pyle – second engineer
  • Paul Hamingson – second engineer
  • Gordon Logan – second engineer
  • Dominick Celani – assistant engineer
  • Dana Chappelle – second engineer
  • Tim Crich – second engineer
  • Maureen Droney – second engineer
  • Michael Brauer – additional mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Stephen Marcussen– original mastering
  • David A. Stewart – mixing
  • John Pinderhughes – photography
  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • Artis Lane – painting

Track listing:

  1. Freeway of Love – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  2. Another Night – Beppe Cantarelli, Roy Freeland
  3. Sweet Bitter Love – Van McCoy
  4. Who’s Zoomin’ Who – Aretha Franklin, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  5. Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  6. Until You Say You Love Me – Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  7. Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  8. Push – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  9. Integrity – Aretha Franklin

On June 3, 1997.

On June 3, 1997, “Virgin” label released “Junction Seven”, the seventh Steve Winwood studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Netherturkdonic Studios” in Gloucestershire, England, “Tarpan Studios” in San Raphael, California, “Le Crib” in New York City, “A&M Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Steve Winwood and Narada Michael Walden.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood– vocals, guitars, Hammond B-3 organ, synth sax solo,  clavinet, organ, acoustic piano, claves, keyboards, horn arrangement, percussion
  • Michael McEvoy – keyboards, synth vibes, acoustic piano, bass guitar, dobro, drum programming, bass programming, synth strings
  • Narada Michael Walden– bass guitar, drums, keyboards, drum programming, percussion, Hammond B-3 bass, synthesizer, organ, cymbals, synth bass
  • Frank Martin – keyboards, programming, bass
  • Jimi Fischer – wah wah guitar, drum programming, bass guitar, guitar
  • Vernon “Ice” Black – guitar
  • Lenny Kravitz– guitar
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar
  • José Neto– acoustic & nylon electric guitars
  • Gary Brown – bass guitar
  • Marc Van Wageningen – bass guitar
  • Myron Dove – bass guitar
  • Greg “Gigi” Gonaway – percussion, MIDIdrums
  • Walfredo Reyes, Jr.– percussion, drums
  • Walfredo Reyes, Sr.– percussion, timbales
  • Daniel Reyes– congas
  • Jerry Hey– string arrangements, conductor, trumpet, horn arrangement
  • Nathan Rubin – concertmaster
  • Marc Russo– saxophone
  • Wayne Wallace – trombone
  • Rebeca Mauleón-Santana – acoustic piano, horn arrangement
  • Melecio Magdaluyo – saxophone
  • Louis Fasman – trumpet
  • Bill Ortiz – trumpet
  • Jeff Cressman – trombone
  • Eugenia Winwood – spoken word
  • Des’ree– vocals
  • Background vocals – Tony Lindsey, Nikita Germaine, Skyler Jett, Tina Gibson, Annie Stocking, Claytoven Richardson, Sandy Griffith, Simone Sauphanor, Ruby Turner
  • Party people – Tony Lindsey, Nikita Germaine, Skyler Jett, Annie Stocking, Tina Gibson
  • Production administrator – Tony DeFranco
  • Production coordinators – Janice Lee, Cherice Miller, Shiloh Hobel, Kulan Kevin Walden.
  • Recorded and mixed by David Frazer
  • Second Engineer – Mick Dolan
  • MIDIand assistant engineer – Jeff Gray
  • Additional engineers – Jim Labinski, Marc “Elvis” Reyburn, Gary Tole, Andy Davies
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Creative director, project manager – Eugenia Winwood
  • Photography – Annie Leibovitz

Track listing:

  1. Spy in the House of Love – Stevie Winwood, Narada Michael Walden, Jim Capaldi
  2. Angel of Mercy – Stevie Winwood, Narada Michael Walden, Jim Capaldi
  3. Just Wanna Have Some Fun – Stevie Winwood, Narada Michael Walden
  4. Let Your Love Come Down – Stevie Winwood, Narada Michael Walden, Eugenia Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  5. Real Love – Stevie Winwood, Narada Michael Walden, Eugenia Winwood
  6. Fill Me Up – Stevie Winwood, Eugenia Winwood
  7. Gotta Get Back to My Baby – Stevie Winwood, Eugenia Winwood
  8. Someone Like You – Stevie Winwood, Narada Michael Walden, Eugenia Winwood
  9. Family Affair – Sylvester Stewart
  10. Plenty Lovin – Stevie Winwood, Narada Michael Walden
  11. Lord of the Street – Stevie Winwood, Narada Michael Walden, Jim Capaldi