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On December 13, 1977.

On December 13, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Blue Lights in the Basement”, the sixth Roberta Flack studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Rubina Flake, Joe Ferla and Gene McDaniels.

Personnel:

  • Roberta Flack– vocals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Ronnie Foster– keyboards, background vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– keyboards
  • Leon Pendarvis– keyboards, background vocals, musical arrangements
  • Harry Whitaker – keyboards, musical arrangements
  • Reggie Lucas– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar, musical arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Michael Kamen– oboe solo, musical arrangements
  • Anthony Jackson– bass guitar
  • Basil Fearrington – bass
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Gary King– bass, musical arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Jimmy Wong – drums
  • Howard King – drums
  • Idris Muhammad– drums
  • Crusher Bennett – percussion
  • David Carey – percussion
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • James Mtume– percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Yvonne Lewis, Gene McDaniels, Zach Sanders, Brenda White, Deniece Williams– background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Why Don’t You Move in with Me – Gene McDaniels
  2. The Closer I Get to You – Reggie Lucas, James Mtume
  3. Fine, Fine Day – Rachel Perry
  4. This Time I’ll Be Sweeter – Pat Grant, Gwen Guthrie
  5. 25th of Last December – Gene McDaniels
  6. After You – Michael Masser, Ron Miller
  7. I’d Like to Be Baby to You – Morgan Ames
  8. Soul Deep – Wayne Carson
  9. Love is the Healing – Gene McDaniels
  10. Where I’ll Find You – David McHugh
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In September 1967.

In September 1967, “Bang” label released “Blowin’ Your Mind!, the debut Van Morrison studio album.  It was recorded in March 1967, and was produced by Bert Berns. “Rolling Stone” magazine included it in its list of the “40 Essential Albums of 1967”.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison – guitar, vocals
  • Eric Gale– bass
  • Gary Chester– drums
  • Al Gorgoniand Hugh McCracken – guitars
  • Paul Griffin- piano
  • Garry Sherman – conductor, organ, actual arranger, musical supervisor
  • Vic Anesini – mastering
  • Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • Bert Berns– arranger, director, liner notes
  • Adam Block – project director
  • Garry Sherman – music supervisor

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison, except where noted.

  1. Brown Eyed Girl
  2. He Ain’t Give You None
  3. B. Sheets
  4. Spanish Rose
  5. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye) – Wes Farrell, Bert Russell
  6. Ro Ro Rosey
  7. Who Drove the Red Sports Car?
  8. Midnight Special – traditional

On August 19, 1976.

On August 19, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Coming Out”, the third Manhattan Transfer album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hauser– vocals, arranger
  • Laurel Massé– vocals, arranger
  • Alan Paul– vocals, arranger
  • Janis Siegel– vocals, arranger
  • Michael Brecker– soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Jackie Kelso– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Jay Migliori– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Ira Newborn– autoharp, guitar, arranger
  • Ben Benay, Robert Bowles – guitar
  • Andy Muson – double bass, bass guitar
  • Dave Frishberg– Clavinet, keyboards, piano
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards, organ, synthesizer
  • John– piano, keyboards
  • John Barnes, Clarence McDonald– piano
  • Arthur Jenkins– piano, arranger
  • Mike Melvoin– piano
  • Tim Hauser– assistant producer
  • Douglas Botnick, Lewis Hahn, Rick Rowe – engineer
  • Bill Payne, Roger Steinman – piano
  • Steve Paietta – accordion
  • Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, David Kemper, Roy Markowitz, Jim Nelson, Rick Shlosser, Ringo Starr– drums
  • Ralph MacDonald– congas, percussion
  • Nicky Marrero – percussion, timbales
  • Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez Jr– bongos, percussion
  • Bobbye Hall, Doug Thorngren – percussion
  • Tim Hauser– assistant producer
  • Douglas Botnick, Lewis Hahn, Rick Rowe – engineer
  • Howard Steele – engineer, remixing
  • Dennis Devlin, Dan Latham, Tim Sadler – assistant engineer
  • Allen Zentz – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Let Go – Jesse Stone
  2. Zindy Lou – Johnny Moore, Eddie Smith
  3. Chanson D’Amour – Wayne Shanklin
  4. Helpless – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  5. Scotch and Soda – Dave Guard
  6. The Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame) – Al Castellanos
  7. Poinciana(The Song Of The Tree) Nat Simon, Buddy Bernier
  8. O.S – Ron Roker, Gerry Shury, Phil Swern
  9. Popsicle Toes – Michael Franks
  10. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference – Todd Rundgren
  11. The Thought of Loving You – David White

On March 1970.

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In March 1970, “Columbia” label released the seventh, self-titled Tom Rush album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Ed Freeman.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rush – guitar, vocals
  • Trevor Veitch- guitar, mandolin, mandocello
  • David Bromberg- dobro
  • Ed Freeman – 12-string guitar
  • Red Rhodes- steel guitar
  • Warren Bernhardt- organ, piano
  • Paul Griffin- organ
  • Duke Bardwell – bass
  • Ron Carter- bass
  • Herb Lovelle- drums
  • Julie Held – orchestra assembly
  • Jim Reeves – recording engineer
  • Ed Freeman – arranger
  • Don Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

  1. Driving Wheel – David Wiffen
  2. Rainy Day Man – James Taylor, Zachary Wiesner
  3. Drop Down Mama – Sleepy John Estes
  4. Old Man’s Song – Murray McLauchlan
  5. Lullaby – Jesse Colin Young
  6. These Days – Jackson Browne
  7. Wild Child – Fred Neil
  8. Colors of the Sun – Jackson Browne
  9. Livin’ in the Country – Day, W. Winsted
  10. Child’s Song – Murray McLauchlan

On May 25, 1993.

Kamakiriad

On May 25, 1993, “Reprise” label released “Kamakiriad”, the second Donald Fagen solo album. It was recorded 1990 – 1993, and was produced by Walter Becker.

Personnel:

  • Donald Fagen- keyboards, vocals
  • Walter Becker- bass, lead guitar
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Cornelius Bumpus- tenor saxophone
  • Frank “Harmonica Frank” Floyd – background vocals
  • Diane Garisto – background vocals
  • Paul Griffin- Hammond organ
  • Amy Helm – background vocals
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Birch Johnson – trombone
  • Mindy Jostyn – background vocals
  • Brenda King – background vocals
  • Curtis King – background vocals
  • Angela Clemmons-Patrick – background vocals
  • Leroy Clouden – percussion, drums
  • Ronnie Cuber- baritone saxophone
  • Lawrence Feldman – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Lou Marini- clarinet, flute, alto saxophone
  • Dennis McDermott – drums
  • Jenni Muldaur – background vocals
  • Christopher Parker – drums
  • Jim Pugh – trombone
  • Tim Ries – tenor saxophone
  • Roger Rosenberg – baritone saxophone
  • Alan Rubin – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Catherine Russell- background vocals
  • Dian Sorel – background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton- background vocals
  • David Tofani- flute, tenor saxophone
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar
  • Engineers: Phil Burnett, David Michael Dill, Tom Fritze, Andy Grassi, Troy Halderson, Bob Mitchel, John Neff, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell, Jay A. Ryan, Tony Volante, Wayne Yurgelun
  • Mastering: Scott Hull, Glenn Meadows
  • Sample editing: Craig Siegal
  • Digital technician: Phil Burnett
  • Digital delay: Craig Siegal
  • Horn arrangements, rhythm arrangements: Donald Fagen
  • Design: Carol Bobolts
  • Photography: James Hamilton
  • Liner notes: Donald Fagen, Tim White

Track listing:

  1. Trans-Island Skyway – Donald Fagen
  2. Countermoon – Donald Fagen
  3. Springtime – Donald Fagen
  4. Snowbound – Walter Becker, Donald Fagen
  5. Tomorrow’s Girls – Donald Fagen
  6. Florida Room – Donald Fagen, Libby Titus
  7. On the Dunes – Donald Fagen
  8. Teahouse on the Tracks – Donald Fagen

 

On May 16, 1966.

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On May 16, 1966, “Columbia” label released “Blonde on Blonde”, the seventh Bob Dylan studio. It was recorded October 5, 1965; November 30, 1965; and January 25, 1966, at “Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios” in New York; February 14–17 and March 8–10, 1966, at “Columbia Studio B” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Bob Johnston. “Blonde on Blonde” completed Dylan’s trilogy of albums that he recorded in 1965 and 1966 (Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited).  In 1974, “NME” magazine ranked “Blonde on Blonde” at number 2 on its list of “The Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 9 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personne

  • Bob Dylan– vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Bill Aikins– keyboards
  • Wayne Butler– trombone
  • Kenneth Buttrey– drums
  • Rick Dankoor Bill Lee – bass guitar
  • Bobby Gregg– drums
  • Paul Griffin– piano
  • Jerry Kennedy– guitar
  • Al Kooper– organ, guitar
  • Charlie McCoy– bass guitar, guitar, harmonica, trumpet
  • Wayne Moss– guitar, vocals
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins– piano, keyboards
  • Robbie Robertson– guitar, vocals
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass guitar
  • Joe South– bass guitar, guitar

Track listing

All tracks by Bob Dylan

  1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  2. Pledging My Time
  3. Visions of Johanna
  4. One of us Must Know
  5. Most Likely You Go Away
  6. Temporary Like Achilles
  7. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  8. 4thAround
  9. Obviously 5 Believers