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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
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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