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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 11, 1996.

On June 11, 1996, “Sony 550” label released “T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.”, the eight George Clinton album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • George Clinton – vocals, illustrations, executive producer
  • Steve Boyd – vocals, guitar
  • Michael Hampton, Gary James, Craig Love, Dewayne Blackbyrd McKnight, Garry Shider – guitar
  • Phelps “Catfish” Collins – rhythm guitar
  • Bernie Worrell – keyboards
  • Joseph “Amp” Fidder – vocals, keyboards
  • Clip Payne – vocals, keyboards
  • Junie Morrison – vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Jerome Rodgers – vocals, synthesizer
  • Colin Wolfe – Wurlitzer, keyboards, percussion, drum programming
  • Bootsy Collins – vocals, bass
  • Lige Curry – bass
  • Rodney Curtis – bass
  • Billy “Bass” Nelson – bass
  • Cardell Mosson – bass
  • John Davis – vocals, bass
  • Eli Fountain – drums
  • Charlie Wilson, Kelly Cowan, Lashonda Clinton, Ray Davis, Sheila Brody, Pat Lewis, Olivia Ewing, Diane Fulmar, Paul Hill, Robert “P-Nut” Johnson, Louis “Babbling” Kabbabie, Rob Manzoli, Debra Killings, Kristen Gray, Dawn Knight, Tracey Lewis, Jeff Patterson, William Payne, Grady Thomas, Derrick “Frogg” Rossen, Ann Sheriff, Joi, Belita Woods, Andre Williams – vocals
  • MC Breed – rapping
  • Erick Sermon – rapping, mixing
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Paul Riser – string arrangements
  • Greg Boyer – trombone
  • Bennie Cowan – trumpet
  • Gregory Thomas – saxophone
  • Dwayne “Sa’d Ali” Maultsby – vocals, DJ
  • Gary “Mudbone” Cooper – vocals, drumbeat
  • Chris Baker, Cary Corey, Guy Daniels, Carl Glover, Brian Remenick – engineer
  • Joe Alexander, Mark Bass, Larry Fergusson, David Kennedy, Neil Pogue, Kevin Parker, Greg Reilly – engineer, mixing
  • Roger Lomas – mastering
  • Phil “Digital Dali” Carling – cover art
  • Ronald Edwards – artwork
  • Stozo Da Klown, Toons – assistant art director
  • Over-10 Void – artwork, cover art
  • Artsui Tribe – back cover illustration
  • Overton Lloyd – illustrations
  • Pedro Bell – back cover
  • Richard White – graphics
  • Charlie Pizzarello – photography
  • Jerry Ewing – linear notes

Track listing:

  1. If Anybody Gets Funked Up (It’s Gonna Be You) – George Clinton, Jr.; Belita Woods; Gary “Mudbone” Cooper
  2. Summer Swim – George Clinton, Jr.; Walter “Junni” Morrison
  3. Funky Kind (Gonna Knock It Down) – George Clinton, Jr.; Joseph “Amp” Fiddler; Dwayne “Sa’d Ali” Maultsby; Tracey “Treylewd” Lewis
  4. Mathematics – George Clinton, Jr.; Dewayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight
  5. Hard as Steel – George Clinton, Jr.
  6. New Spaceship – George Clinton, Jr.
  7. Underground Angel – George Clinton, Jr.; Steve “Go Ask Armen” Boyd; Derrick “Frog” Rossen; Mike Wilder
  8. Let’s Get Funky – George Clinton, Jr.; Joseph “Amp” Fiddler
  9. Flatman and Bobbin – George Clinton, Jr.; Ronald Dunbar; Belita Woods; Derrick “Frog” Rossen
  10. Sloppy Seconds – George Clinton, Jr.; William “Bootsy” Collins; Bernie “All The Woo” Worrell; Dewayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight; Belita Woods
  11. Rock the Party – George Clinton, Jr.; Olivia Ewing; Thomas “Bubbs” Fiddler; L. Mathew
  12. Get Your Funk On – George Clinton, Jr.; Belita Woods; David Spradley
  13. A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (Fly Away) – George Clinton, Jr.; Debra Barsha; Dwayne “Sa’d Ali” Maultsby
  14. If Anybody Gets Funked Up (It’s Gonna Be You) [Colin Wolfe Mix) – George Clinton, Jr.; Belita Woods; Gary “Mudbone” Cooper

 

In July 1982.

In July 1982, “Arista” label released “Jump To It”, the thirty-first Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Mediasound Studios” in New York City, “Record Plant” and “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, “Soundsuite” in Detroit, and was produced by Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin. The album received the “American Music Award” for “Best Soul Album”.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Love – guitar solo
  • Marcus Miller– bass, synthesizer, synthesizer and rhythm arrangements, keyboards
  • Francisco Centeno, Louis Johnson– bass
  • Yogi Horton, Buddy Williams– drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – congas, percussion
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Nat Adderley, Jr.– keyboards, rhythm arrangements
  • Luther Vandross– backing vocals, keyboards, rhythm and vocal arrangements
  • George Duke– acoustic piano solo
  • Sonny Burke– keyboards
  • Paul Riser, Leon Pendarvis, Jr., Jerry Hey– horn and string arrangements
  • George Young – soprano sax solo
  • Erma Franklin, Pam Vincent, Sandra Dance, Brenda White, Cissy Houston, Fonzi Thornton, Michelle Cobbs, Phillip Ballou, Tawatha Agee, Norma Jean Wright, Alexandra Brown, Darlene Love, Paulette McWilliams, Stephanie Spruill, Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Four Tops– backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Levi Stubbs – lead vocals
  • Production coordination – Sephra Herman
  • Recorded and mixed by Michael Brauer
  • Additional engineers – Carl Beatty, Lee Keifer
  • Assistant engineers – Michael Christopher, Karat Faye, John Hanlon, Harry Spiridakis, Don Wershba, Warren Woods
  • Music contractors – Sephra Herma, Trevor Veitch
  • Art Direction, design – Ria Lewerke-Shapiro
  • Photography – Harry Langdon
  • Lettering – Sue Reilly

Track listing:

  1. Jump to It – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  2. Love Me Right – Luther Vandross
  3. If She Don’t Want Your Lovin’ – Sam Dees
  4. This Is for Real – Luther Vandross
  5. (It’s Just) Your Love – Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  6. I Wanna Make It Up to You – Aretha Franklin
  7. It’s Your Thing – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  8. Just My Daydream – Smokey Robinson

In May 1972.

In May 1972, “Motown” label released “Floy Joy”, the twenty-fifth Supremes album.  It was recorded 1971-1972, and was produced by Smokey Robinson.

Personnel:

  • Jean Terrell- lead and background vocals
  • Mary Wilson- lead and background vocals
  • Cindy Birdsong- lead and background vocals
  • The Andantes(Louvain Demps, Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow) – additional background vocals
  • Instrumentation byThe Funk Brothers:
    • Jack Ashford- percussion
    • Jack Brokensha- percussion
    • Eddie “Bongo” Brown- percussion
    • Dennis Coffey- guitar
    • Robert White- guitar
    • Eddie Willis- guitar
    • Johnny Griffith- piano, keyboards
    • James Jamerson- bass
    • Zachary Slater – drums
    • Andrew Smith – drums
    • Marvin Tarplin- guitar
    • Earl Van Dyke- piano, keyboards
  • Berry Gordy- executive producer
  • Paul Riser- arranger
  • Jim Britt – photography

Track listing:

  1. Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love – Smokey Robinson
  2. Floy Joy – SmokeyRobinson
  3. A Heart Like Mine – Smokey Robinson,Ronald White
  4. Over and Over – Smokey Robinson
  5. Precious Little Things – Smokey Robinson,Marvin Tarplin, Pam Moffett
  6. Now the Bitter, Now the Sweet – Smokey Robinson, Cecil Franklin
  7. Automatically Sunshine – Smokey Robinson
  8. The Wisdom of Time – Smokey Robinson, Pam Moffett, Clifford Burston
  9. Oh Be My Love – Smokey Robinson,Warren Moore

On September 13, 1976.

rose-royce-car-wash

On September 13, 1976, “MCA” label released “Car Wash”, a soundtrack album by Rose Royce. The Rose Royce debut album was film score to the 1976 comedy “Car Wash” (featured Richard Pryor and George Carlin), and was produced by Norman Whitfield.  The “Car Wash” soundtrack won a 1977 “Grammy Award” for “Best Score Soundtrack Album”.

Personnel:

  • Kenji Brown – guitar
  • Lequeint “Duke” Jobe – bass
  • Victor Nix – keyboards
  • Henry Garner – drums
  • Kenny Copeland, Freddie Dunn – trumpet
  • Michael Moore – sax
  • Terry Santiel – congas
  • Gwen “Rose” Dickey – vocals
  • Mark Davis, Ben Wilber – keyboards
  • Melvin “Wah-Wah Watson” Ragin– guitar
  • Richard Pryor– dialogue on “Richard Pryor Dialogue”
  • The Pointer Sisters– vocals
  • Norman Whitfield– recording engineer
  • Baker Bigsby, Cal Harris, Leanard Jackson – recording engineer
  • Clay McMurray – recording engineer, album coordinator
  • Paul Riser– orchestra direction

Track listing:

  1. Car Wash – Norman Whitfield
  2. 6 O’Clock DJ (Let’s Rock) – Norman Whitfield
  3. I Wanna Get Next to You – Norman Whitfield
  4. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Norman Whitfield
  5. Zig Zag – Rose Royse
  6. You’re on My Mind – Lequeint Jobe, Henry Garner
  7. Mid Day DJ Theme – Norman Whitfield
  8. Born to Love You – Rose Royce
  9. Daddy Rich – Norman Whitfield
  10. Richard PryorDialogue – Norman Whitfield
  11. You Gotta Believe – Norman Whitfield
  12. I’m Going Down – Norman Whitfield
  13. Yo Yo – Rose Royce
  14. Sunrise – Norman Whitfield
  15. Righteous Rhythm – Norman Whitfield
  16. Water – Norman Whitfield
  17. Crying – Norman Whitfield
  18. Doin’ What Comes Naturally – Norman Whitfield
  19. Keep on Keepin’ On – Norman Whitfield

On May 1, 1972.

Jeff Beck Group

On May 1, 1972, “Epic” label released the self-titled, fourth Jeff Beck Group studio album. It was recorded in January 1972, and was produced by Steve Cropper.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Beck: guitar
  • Bobby Tench: vocals
  • Clive Chaman: bass
  • Max Middleton: keyboards
  • Cozy Powell: drums

Track listing:

  1. Ice Cream Cakes – Jeff Beck
  2. Glad All Over – Aaron Schroeder, Sid Tepper, Roy Bennett
  3. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You – Bob Dylan
  4. Sugar Cane – Jeff Beck,Steve Cropper
  5. I Can’t Give Back the Love I Feel For You – Valerie Simpson,Nickolas Ashford, Brian Holland
  6. Going Down – Don Nix
  7. I Got to Have a Song – Stevie Wonder, Don Hunter,Lula Mae Hardaway, Paul Riser
  8. Highways – Jeff Beck
  9. Definitely Maybe – Jeff Beck

 

On February 21, 1973.

Temptations-masterpiece

On February 21, 1973, “Gordy” label released “Masterpiece”, album by The Temptations “Masterpiece” was recorded in 1972 and 1973, and was produced by Norman Whitfield.

Personnel:

  • Dennis Edwards: vocals
  • Damon Harris: vocals
  • Richard Street: vocals
  • Melvin Franklin: vocals
  • Otis Williams: vocals
  • Paul Riser: arranger
  • Des Strobel: design
  • Parvis Sadighian: sculpture (for album cover image)
  • Jim Britt: liner photo
  • Earl Van Dyke: piano, organ
  • Johnny Griffith: organ
  • Robert Ward: guitar
  • Melvin “Wah-Wah Watson” Ragin: guitar
  • Joe Messina: guitar
  • Paul Warren: guitar
  • Robert White: guitar
  • Eddie Willis: guitar
  • Aaron Smith: drums
  • Richard “Pistol” Allen: drums
  • Uriel Jones: drums
  • Andrew Smith: drums
  • Leroy Taylor: bass guitar
  • Bob Babbitt: bass guitar
  • Eddie Watkins: bass guitar
  • Eddie “Bongo” Brown: bongos, congas
  • Jack Ashford: tambourine, maracas, sticks
  • Jack Brokensha: tympani, vibes, bells, gourd
  • Maurice Davis: trumpet
  • Ted Lucas: harmonica

Track listing:

All tracks by Norman Whitfield.

  1. Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)
  2. Masterpiece
  3. Ma
  4. Law of the Land
  5. Plastic Man
  6. Hurry Tomorrow