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In August 1986.

In August 1986, “Columbia” label released “Fahrenheit”, the sixth Toto studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Record One”; “Manor Studio”; “The Complex” in Los Angeles; “Bill Schnee Studios”; “The Villa” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Williams, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Mike Porcaro and Jeff Porcaro .

Personnel:

  • Joseph Williams– lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • David Paich– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizers
  • Mike Porcaro– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Miles Davis- trumpet
  • Amin Bhatia– synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro, Paulinho da Costa, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, Joe Porcaro – percussion
  • Paulette Brown, Michael Sherwood, Tony Walters, Fergie Frederiksen, Don Henley, Michael McDonald – backing vocals
  • Jerry Hey- horn arrangements
  • Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Charles Loper, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Tom Scott, Larry Williams – horns
  • Engineers: Tom Knox , Shep Lonsdale
  • Additional engineering: Dan Garcia, Murray Dvorkin, John Jessel, Julie Last, Doug Linnell, Teruo “Mu” Murakami, Jack Joseph Puig, Mike Ross and Duane Seykora
  • Technicians: Keith Albright, Brent Averill, Bob Bradshaw, Paul Jamieson, John Jessel, Art Kelm, Roger Linn, Roger Nichols, Eli Slawson
  • Mixing: Greg Ladanyi, Tom Knox
  • Production coordination: Chris Littleton
  • Art direction: Tony Lane, Nancy Donald
  • Photography: Michael Going
  • Sleeve photography: Jim Shea

Track listing:

  1. Till the End – David Paich, Joseph Williams
  2. We Can Make It Tonight – Barry Bregman, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  3. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – David Paich
  4. Can’t Stand It Any Longer – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Joseph Williams
  5. I’ll Be Over You – Randy Goodrum, Steve Lukather
  6. Fahrenheit – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Joseph Williams
  7. Somewhere Tonight – Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  8. Could This Be Love – David Paich, Joseph Williams, Fergie Frederiksen
  9. Lea – Steve Porcaro
  10. Don’t Stop Me Now – Steve Lukather, David Paich
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In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Warner Bros” label released “If That’s What It Takes”, the debut Michael McDonald studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio”; “Sunset Sound Recorders” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Lead vocals: Michael McDonald
  • Bass: Willie Weeks, Louis Johnson, Mike Porcaro
  • Drums: Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro
  • Guitar: Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Robben Ford
  • Saxophone: Edgar Winter, Tom Scott
  • Percussion: Lenny Castro, Bobby LaKind, Paulinho Da Costa, Ted Templeman
  • Piano: Greg Phillinganes, Michael McDonald
  • Clavinet: Greg Phillinganes
  • Organ: Greg Phillinganes
  • Fender Rhodes: Michael McDonald, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian
  • Synthesizer: Michael McDonald, Michael Boddicker
  • Lyricon: Tom Scott
  • Background vocals: Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Maureen McDonald,  Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Brenda Russell, Kathy Walker, Amy Holland
  • Engineers: Ken Deane, Bobby Hata, Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett, Steve McManus
  • Overdub engineers: Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett
  • Mixing: Lee Herschberg
  • Mastering: Bobby Hata
  • Horn arrangements: Jerry Hey
  • String arrangements: Marty Paich
  • Keyboard technician: Paul Mederios
  • Production coordinators: Joan Parker, Kathy Walker and Vicki Fortson
  • Art direction and Design: Jeff Adamoff
  • Photography: Jim Shea
  • Direction: Irving Azoff

Track listing:

  1. Playin’ by the Rules – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford
  2. I Keep Forgetting – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Lies – Michael McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  4. I Gotta Try – Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
  5. I Can Let Go Now – Michael McDonald
  6. That’s Why – McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  7. If That’s What It Takes – Michael McDonald, Jackie De Shannon
  8. No Such Luck – Michael McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield
  9. Losin’ End – Michael McDonald
  10. Believe in It – Michael McDonald

On August 9, 1980.

On August 9, 1980, “Qwest Records” label released “Give Me The Night”, the 18th George Benson album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Kendun Recorders” in Burbank,  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones. in 1981 Benson won “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”, the track “Moody’s Mood” won “Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male” and track “Off Broadway” won “Best R&B Instrumental Performance”. Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the “Grammy Award” for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for the song “Dinorah, Dinorah”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • George Benson– lead and backing vocals, guitar and lead guitar, scat
  • Lee Ritenour– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel– bass guitar
  • John Robinson, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards, synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Richard Tee– synthesizer bass, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Clare Fischer– Yamaha CS30, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams– saxophone, flute
  • Marty Paich– string arrangements, conductor
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Patti Austin– backing and lead vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen, Tom Bahler– backing vocals
  • Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien
  • Assistant engineers – Sheridan Eldridge, Ralph Osbourne, Mark Sackett.
  • Mastered by Jim Sintetos, Kent Duncan
  • Liner notes by Quincy Jones
  • Art direction – Richard Seireeni
  • Illustration – Paul Jasmin
  • Cover photography – Norman Seeff
  • Sleeve photography – Peter Brill
  • Typography – Anderson Typographics

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Temperton except where indicated.

  1. Love X Love
  2. Off Broadway
  3. Moody’s Mood – Eddie Jefferson, James Moody
  4. Give Me the Night
  5. What’s On Your Mind – Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater
  6. Dinorah, Dinorah – Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins
  7. Love Dance – ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams
  8. Star of a Story (X)
  9. Midnight Love Affair – David “Hawk” Wolinski
  10. Turn Out the Lamplight

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

On October 3, 1989.

tracy_chapman_-_crossroads

On October 3, 1989, “Elektra” label released “Crossroads” the second Tracy Chapman album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Tracy Chapman and David Kershenbaum. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 2 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Tracy Chapman – acoustic guitar, harmonica, electric guitar, vocals, background vocals, 12 string guitar
  • Charlie Bisharat– violin, viola, electric violin, pizzicato violin
  • Peggie Blu– background vocals
  • Marc Cohn– piano
  • Paulinho da Costa– tambourine
  • Carolyn Dennis– background vocals
  • Denny Fongheiser – drums
  • Bobbye Hall– percussion, conga
  • Jack Holder – banjo, piano
  • Larry Klein– bass
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– electric guitar
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Jim Lacefield – cello
  • Tim Landers– bass
  • Steve Lindley – electric piano
  • Bob Marlette – keyboard
  • Frank Marocco – accordion
  • Sheila Minard – background vocals
  • Scarlet Rivera– violin
  • Roz Seay – background vocals
  • E. Smith– acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric guitar
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith– organ
  • John X. Volaitis – piano
  • Elesecia Wright – background vocals
  • Snooky Young– trumpet
  • Neil Young– acoustic guitar, piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Crossroads
  2. Bridges
  3. Freedom Now
  4. Material World
  5. Be Careful of My Heart
  6. Subcity
  7. Born to Fight
  8. A Hundred Years
  9. This Time
  10. All That You Have Is Your Soul

 

On June 30, 1986.

True_Blue

On June 30, 1986, “Sire” label released “True Blue”, the third Madonna studio album. It was recorded December 1985–April 1986, at “Channel Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Madonna, Stephen Bray and Patrick Leonard. “True Blue” was global commercial success, reaching number one in record-breaking 28 countries worldwide, spending 34 consecutive weeks at the top of the “European Top 100 Albums” chart, longer than any other album in history. It became the world’s top-selling album of 1986,and the best-selling album of the 1980s by a female artist. In 1986, as recognition of her impact on the popular culture, Madonna became the first female artist to receive the “Video Vanguard Award” at the 1986 “MTV Video Music Awards”.

Personnel:

  • Madonna – lead and background vocals
  • Paulinho da Costa– percussion
  • Bruce Gaitsch – guitars
  • Siedah Garrett– background vocals
  • Dann Huff– guitar
  • Jackie Jackson– background vocals
  • Paul Jackson, Jr.– guitar
  • Dave Boroff – saxophone
  • Stephen Bray– music programming, drums, keyboards, drum programming
  • Keithen Carter – background vocals
  • Edie Lehmann – background vocals
  • John Putnam – guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • David Williams – background vocals, guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Fred Zarr – keyboards
  • Patrick Leonard– drum programming, drums, keyboards, programming
  • Richard Marx– background vocals
  • Billy Meyers – string arrangements
  • Jonathan Moffett – background vocals, drums, percussion
  • Dan Nebenzal – mixing, mixing assistant
  • Michael Hutchinson – engineer
  • Michael Verdick – engineer, mixing
  • Ted Jensenat Sterling Sound, NYC – mastering
  • Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff – art direction
  • Jeri McManus – art direction, design
  • Herb Ritts– photography

Track listing:

  1. Papa Don’t Preach – Brain Elliot, Madonna
  2. Open Your Heart – Madonna, Gardner Cole, Peter Rafelson
  3. White Heat – Patrick Leonard, Madonna
  4. Live to Tell – Patrick Leonard, Madonna
  5. Where’s the Party – Madonna, Stephen Bray, Patrick Leonard
  6. True Blue – Madonna, Stephen Bray
  7. La Isla Bonita – Madonna, Patrick Leonard, Bruce Gaitsch
  8. Jimmy Jimmy – Madonna, Stephen Bray
  9. Love Makes the World Go Round – Madonna, Patrick Leonard

 

 

On June 9, 1979.

I Am

On June 9, 1979, “CBS” label released “I Am”, the ninth Earth, Wind & Fire studio album. It was recorded September 1978, at “Hollywood Sound Recorders”, “Sunset Sound Studio”, “Davlen Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Maurice White and Al McKay. “I Am” has been certified 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIAA”, Platinum in the UK by the “BPI”, and in Canada by “Music Canada”.

Personnel:

  • The Emotions- backing vocals
  • Verdine White – bass
  • Daniel Smith, Delores Bing, Jacqueline Lustgarten, Jan Kelley, John Walz, Kevan Torfeh, Larry Corbett, Miguel Martinez – cello
  • Fred White – drums
  • Barbara Korn, Marilyn Robinson, Richard Perissi, Sidney Muldrow – French horn
  • Al McKay, Johnny Graham, Marlo Henderson, Sir Alexander Dutkewych , Steve Lukather – guitars
  • Dorothy Jeanne Ashby – harp
  • Billy Myers, David Foster, Eddie Del Barrio – keyboards
  • Paulinho Da Costa, Ralph Johnson – percussion
  • Larry Dunn – piano, oberheimand Moog synthesizers
  • Fred Jackson, Jr., Herman Riley, Jerome Richardson – saxophone
  • Don Myrick – alto, tenor and baritone saxophones
  • Andrew Woolfolk – tenor saxophone
  • Richard Lepore – timpani
  • Benjamin Powell, William Reichenbach, Garnett Brown, George Bohanon, Louis Satterfield, Maurice Spears – trombone
  • Bobby Bryant, Jerry Hey, Michael Harris, Oscar Brashear, Rahmlee Michael Davis, Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • James Ross, Laurie Woods, Linda Lipsett, Marilyn Baker, Rollice Dale, Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Anton Sen, Sherman Bryana, Carl LaMagna, Cynthia Kovaks, Gina Kronstadt, Haim Shtrum, Harris Goldman, Henry Ferber, Henry Roth, Ilkka Talvi, Jack Gootkin, Jerome Reisler, Jerome Webster, Joseph Goodman, Joseph Livoti, Judith Talvi, Leeana Sherman, Marcy Dicterow, Pamela Gates, Pavel Farkas, Ronald Clarck, Rosmen Torfeh, Sheldon Sanov, William Henderson – violin
  • Philip Bailey – vocals, congas, percussion
  • Maurice White – vocals, drums, kalimba
  • Roger Carpenter – design
  • Shusei Nagaoka – illustration
  • Mastered by Michael Reese
  • Engineer – Tom Perry
  • Assistant Engineers – Craig Widby, Ross Pallone
  • Engineer and Mixed by George Massenburg
  • Synthesizer programming by Steven Porcaro
  • Concertmaster – Janice Gower

Track listing:

  1. In the Stone – Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster
  2. Can’t Let Go – Bill Meyers, Maurice White, Allee Willis
  3. After the Love Has Gone – David Foster, Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin
  4. Let Your Feelings Show – Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster
  5. Boogie Wonderland – Jon Lind, Allee Willis
  6. Star – Eddie Del Barrio, Maurice White, Allee Willis
  7. Wait – Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster
  8. Rock That! – Maurice White, David Foster
  9. You and I – Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster