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Wire: Mind Hive

On January 24, 2020, “Pinkflag” label released “Mind Hive”, the seventeenth Wire studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Wales, “Swim Studios” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.


  • Colin Newman – lead vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, keyboards, stylophone, mixing
  • Matthew Simms – guitar, synths, organ, effects, additional engineering
  • Graham Lewis – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer, effects
  • Robert Grey – drums, cymbals
  • Sean Douglas – organ, engineer
  • Harald Pettersson – hurdy gurdy
  • Denis Blackham – mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft – art direction, photography

Track listing:

  1. Be Like Them
  2. Cactused
  3. Primed and Ready
  4. Off the Beach
  5. Unrepentant
  6. Shadows
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Hung
  9. Humming

The Flaming Lips: American Head

On September 11, 2020, “Warner Bros” label released “American Head”, the sixteenth Flaming Lips (The) studio album. It was recorded December 2019 – January 2020, at “Tarbox Road Studios” in Cassadaga, New York, “Pink Floor Studios” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was produced by Dave Fridmann, Scott Booker, Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, Derek Brown, Jake Ingalls, Matt Kirksey and Nicholas Ley.


  • Wayne Coyne – vocals, guitar, keyboards, recording, mixing, layout, design
  • Steven Drozd – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, recording, mixing
  • Michael Ivins – bass, keyboards, backing vocals, recording, mixing
  • Derek Brown – keyboards, guitar, percussion, recording mixing
  • Jake Ingalls – guitar, recording, mixing
  • Matt Kirksey – drums, percussion, keyboards, recording mixing
  • Nicholas Ley – drums, percussion, recording, mixing
  • Kacey Musgraves – vocal
  • Micah Nelson – additional guitar, additional vocals
  • Kacey Musgraves – additional vocals
  • Dave Fridmann – recording, mixing, mastering
  • Dennis Coyne – recording, mixing
  • George Salisbury – layout, design
  • Kenny Coyne – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by , Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, Derek Brown, Jake Ingalls, Matt Kirksey and Nicholas Ley.

  1. Will You Return / When You Come Down
  2. Watching the Lightbugs Glow
  3. Flowers of Neptune 6
  4. Dinosaurs on the Mountain
  5. At the Movies on Quaaludes
  6. Mother I’ve Taken LSD
  7. Brother Eye
  8. You n Me Sellin’ Weed
  9. Mother Please Don’t Be Sad
  10. When We Die When We’re High
  11. Assassins of Youth
  12. God and the Policeman
  13. My Religion Is You

Keb’ Mo: Oklahoma

On June 14, 2019, “Concord” label released “Oklahoma”, the fourteenth Keb’ Mo’ studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Stu Stu Studio” and was produced by Colin Linden and Keb’ Mo’.


  • Keb’ Mo’ (Kevin Moore) – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, steel guitar, bass, mandolin, harmonica, percussion, shaker
  • Rosanne Cash – vocals
  • Taj Mahal -vocals
  • Robert Randolph – lap steel guitar
  • Jaci Velasquez – vocals
  • Eric Ramey – bass
  • Marcus Finnie – drums
  • Chester Thompson – drums
  • Keio Strouds – drums
  • Colin Linden – electric guitar, mandolin
  • Jim Hoke – Wurlitzer piano, accordion
  • David Rodgers – keyboards
  • Samuel Alexander – keyboards, Hammond organ, electric piano
  • DeMarco Johnson – Hammond organ
  • Jovan Quallo – saxophone
  • Josh Scalf – trombone
  • Scotty Huff – trumpet
  • Corrie Covell, Michael O’Gieblyn – violin
  • Emily Kohavi – viola
  • Cremaine Booker – cello
  • Carter Moore, Dara Tucker, Robbie Brooks Moore, Dara Tucker, Emoni Wilkins, Jason Eskridge, Moiba Mustapha, Nickie Conley- backing vocals
  • Melvin “Maestro” Lightford – string arrangements
  • Zach Allen – recording
  • Alex Jarvis, Dave Hagen, Joe Martino – mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • David Diskin, Lori Lambert – art direction
  • Michele Morgan – artwork
  • Jeremy Cowart – photography
  • Anthony Scarlati, Christy Watkins, Robbie Brooks Moore – additional photography

Track listing:

  1. I Remember You – Bill LaBounty, Kevin Moore
  2. Oklahoma – Dara Tucker, Kevin Moore
  3. Put a Woman in Charge – Beth Nielsen Chapman, John Lewis Parker, Kevin Moore
  4. This Is My Home – John Lewis Parker, Kevin Moore
  5. Don’t Throw It Away – Charles Esten, Colin Linden, Kevin Moore
  6. The Way I – John Lewis Parker, Kevin Moore
  7. Ridin’ on a Train – Jenny Yates, Kevin Moore
  8. I Should’ve – Joseph Alan Wood, Kevin Moore
  9. Cold Outside – Cliff Goldmacher, Kevin Moore 
  10. Beautiful Music – John Lewis Parker, Kevin Moore

James Oldaker

On July 16, 2020, James Oldaker died aged 68. He was musician (drums, percussions), member of Rogues Five, Bob Seger Band, Leon Russell Band, Frehley’s Comet, and The Tractors, but was best known as the drummer for Eric Clapton. Oldaker recorded with musicians and bands such as The Bellamy Brothers, Asleep at the Wheel, Peter Frampton, The Gap Band, Marcy Levy, Stephen Stills, Leon Russell, Ace Frehley, Freddie King, and The Bee Gees. In August 2005, Oldaker released “Mad Dogs & Okies”, a collection celebrating the music and musicians of Oklahoma, with guest musicians Eric Clapton, Vince Gill, J. J. Cale, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, and Bonnie Bramlett.

In January 1973.

In January 1973, “Palladium” label released “Back in ’72”, the sixth Bob Seger studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Paradise Studios” in Tijuana, Oklahoma, “Pampa Studios” in Warren, Michigan, and “Muscle Shoals Sound” in Sheffield, Alabama, and was produced by Punch Andrews and Bob Seger.


  • Bob Seger – vocals, guitar, mixing, design
  • Jack Ashford– maracas, marimba, tambourine
  • Barry Beckett– organ, piano, electric piano
  • Philip Bliss – vocals, steel guitar
  • J. Cale, Pete Carr, Bill Mueller – guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson – rhythm guitar
  • Dick Sims – organ, piano, keyboard, clavinet, pedal bass
  • David Hood – bass guitar
  • “Bonzo Eddie” Brown– conga
  • Roger Hawkins, Jamie Oldaker– drums
  • Sergio Pastora – conga, tambourine, timbales
  • Tommy Cartmell – flute, saxophone
  • Scherrie Payne, Luke Smith, Marcy Levy– backing vocals
  • Jim Bruzzese, John LeMay, Jerry Masters, Greg Miller – engineer
  • Punch Andrews, Jim Bruzzese – mixing
  • Thomas Weschler, Christopher Wharf – design
  • Thomas Weschler – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Seger, except where noted.

  1. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Payne
  2. So I Wrote You a Song
  3. Stealer – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff
  4. Rosalie
  5. Turn the Page
  6. Back in ‘72
  7. Neon Sky
  8. I’ve Been Working – Van Morrison
  9. I’ve Got Time

On January 13, 2017.

On January 13, 2017, “Warner Bros” label released “Oczy Mlody” (The Young Eyes in Polish), the fourteenth Flaming Lips studio album. It was recorded June 2012 – June 2016, at “Pink Floor Studios” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, “Tarbox Road Studios” in Cassadaga, New York, and was produced by Dave Fridmann, Scott Booker, Wayne Coyne, Michael ivins, Steven Drozd, Derek Brown, Jake Ingalls, Matt Duckworth and Nick Ley.


  • Wayne Coyne– lead vocals, keyboards, theremin, guitars, backing vocals
  • Michael Ivins– bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Steven Drozd– guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, backing and lead vocals
  • Derek Brown – guitars, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jake Ingalls – keyboards, guitars
  • Matt Duckworth  – drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Nick Ley – percussion, drums, samples
  • Reggie Watts – vocal
  • Miley Cyrus – vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Wayne Coyne, Michael ivins, Steven Drozd, Derek Brown, Jake Ingalls, Matt Duckworth and Nick Ley.

  1. Oczy Mlody
  2. How??
  3. There Should Be Unicorns
  4. Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)
  5. Nigdy Nie (Never No)
  6. Galaxy I Sink
  7. One Night While Hunting for Faeries and Witches and Wizards to Kill
  8. Do Glowy
  9. Listening to the Frogs With Demon Eyes
  10. The Castle
  11. Almost Home (Blisko Domu)
  12. We a Famly

In April 1976.

In April 1976, “Paradise” label released “Wedding Album”, album by Leon and Mary Russell ( Mary McCreary). It was recorded in 1976, in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Encino, California, and was produced by Leon Russell, Mary Russell and Bobby Womack.


  • Leon Russell- lead and background vocals, synthesizer, piano, bass, RMI Electra Piano, guitar, percussion, vibes, electronic pipe organ
  • Mary Russell- lead and background vocals, synthesizer, percussion, piano
  • Teddy Jack Eddy- drums, handclaps
  • Steve Douglas- flute ensemble
  • Dennis Mansfield – drums
  • Richard Torrance -acoustic guitar
  • Roger Linn- electric, acousitic and slide guitars
  • David Miner -bass guitar
  • Robert Wilson- bass guitar
  • Jim Horn- saxophone
  • Marty Grebb- saxophone
  • Julius Wechter- marimba ensemble, piano
  • Gregg Thomas -bird of paradise mating call, drums
  • Ambrose Campbell- congas, Nigerian folklore
  • Willie Weeks- bass guitar
  • Nigel Olsson- drums
  • Gary Rowles – guitar
  • Truman Thomas -electric piano
  • Bobby Womack- electric and acoustic guitars

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell except where noted.

  1. Rainbow in Your Eyes
  2. Like a Dream Come True
  3. Love’s Supposed To Be that Way – Leon Russell, Mary Russell
  4. Fantasy
  5. Satisfy You
  6. You Are on My Mind
  7. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) – Eliot Daniel, Larry Morey
  8. Quiet Nights – Leon Russell,Julius Wechter
  9. Windsong
  10. Daylight – Bobby Womack


J. J. Cale: Okie


On April 30, 1974, “Shelter” label released “Okie”, the third JJ Cale album. It was recorded May 7 – December 5, 1973, at “Bradley’s Barn”, “Columbia Studio B”, “Woodland Studio B” in Nashville, and Cale’s house in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was produced by Audie Ashworth.


  • JJ Cale – vocals, guitars
  • Jerry Smith – piano
  • Harold Bradley – rhythm guitar
  • Grady Martin – guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill – bass
  • Karl Himmel – drums
  • George Tidwell – trumpet
  • Dennis Goode – trombone
  • Billy Pruett – saxophone
  • Stan Hutto – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by JJ Cale, except where noted.

  1. Crying
  2. I’ll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) – Rusty Gabbard, Ray Price
  3. Starbound
  4. Rock and Roll Circus
  5. The Old Man and Me
  6. Everlovin’ Woman
  7. Cajun Moon
  8. I’d Like to Love You Baby
  9. Anyway the Wind Blows
  10. Precious Memories
  11. Okie
  12. I Got the Same Old Blues