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In November 1961.

In November 1961, “Atlantic” label released “Olé Coltrane”, the eight John Coltrane album. It was recorded in May 1961, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane — soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Hubbard — trumpet
  • Eric Dolphy — flute, alto saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner — piano
  • Reggie Workman — bass
  • Art Davis — bass
  • Elvin Jones — drums
  • Phil Ramone — engineer
  • Jagel & Slutzky Graphics — cover design
  • Ralph J. Gleason — liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Ole – John Coltrane
  2. Dahomey Dance – John Coltrane
  3. Aisha – McCoy Tyner

On January 24, 1972.

On January 24, 1972, “Columbia” label released the self-titled, second Paul Simon album. It was recorded January – March 1971, at “CBS Studios” in san Francisco, “CBS Studios” in Los Angeles, “CBS Studios” in New York City, “Western Recorders” in Los Angeles, “Dynamic Sound Studios”, “Kingston Studio CBE” in Paris, and was produced by Paul Simon and Roy Halee.

Personnel:

  • Paul Simon – vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion,  arranger
  • Stéphane Grappelli – violin
  • Lynford “Hux” Brown – lead guitar
  • David Spinozza – acoustic guitar
  • Wallace Wilson – rhythm guitar 
  • Stefan Grossman – bottleneck guitar 
  • Jerry Hahn – electric guitar
  • Neville Hinds – Hammond organ 
  • Larry Knechtel – piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, harmonium, Hammond organ
  • Fred Lipsius – alto saxophone
  • John Schroer – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Steven Turre – trombone
  • Los Incas – flute, charango, percussion
  • Mike Mainieri – vibes 
  • Charlie McCoy – bass harmonica
  • Jackie Jackson – bass guitar
  • Joe Osborn – bass guitar
  • Ron Carter – double bass
  • Russell George – bass guitar
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • Winston Grennan – drums
  • Denzil Laing – percussion
  • Victor Montanez – congas 
  • Airto Moreira – percussion
  • Cissy Houston, Von Eva Sims, Renelle Stafford and Deirdre Tuck – backing vocals
  • Roy Halee – engineer
  • Bernard Estardy – additional engineer
  • Phil Ramone – engineer
  • John Berg, Ron Coro – design
  • P.A. Harper – photography
  • Leslie Kong – contractor

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon, except where noted. 

  1. Mother and Child Reunion
  2. Duncan
  3. Everything Put Together Falls Apart
  4. Run That Body Down
  5. Armistice Day
  6. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
  7. Peace Like a River
  8. Papa Hobo
  9. Hobo’s Blues – Paul Simon, Stéphane Grappelli
  10. Paranoia Blues
  11. Congratulations

On July 29, 1986.

On July 29, 1986, “Family Productions” and “Columbia” labels released “The Bridge”, the tenth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “The Power Station”, “Chelsea Sound”, “RCA Studios”, in New York City and “Evergreen Studios”, in Burbank, California, and was produced by Phil Ramone. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Ray Charles– acoustic piano, lead vocals
  • David Brown – guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Russell Javors– guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums, percussion
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Mark Rivera– tenor and alto saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond B3 organ
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • John McCurry– guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus– bass guitar
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Jimmy Bralower – percussion
  • Eddie Daniels– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Marvin Stamm– trumpet
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Patrick Williams– arrangements
  • Philippe Saisse– orchestration
  • Peter Hewlett – backing vocals
  • Cyndi Lauper– harmony vocals
  • Joseph D’Ambrosio – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer – engineer
  • Steve Boyer, David Dickson, Bradshaw Leigh, Fred Tenny – engineer assistant
  • Ricki Begin, Peter Bergren, Mark Betts, Steve Buller, Cary Butler, Gary Ciuzio, Ed Evans, Bruce Howell, Joe Lopes, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Rothschild, Joe Salvatto, Audrey Tanaka, Phil Vachon – technical support
  • Ted Jensen– mixing
  • Mark Larson – design
  • Brad Holland – cover painting
  • Patrick Demarchelier – photography
  • Larry Busacca, Phil Ramone, Charles Reilly – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except where noted.

  1. Running on Ice
  2. This Is the Time
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Modern Woman
  5. Baby Grand
  6. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  7. Temptation
  8. Code of Silence – Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper
  9. Getting Closer

On May 22, 1992.

On May 22, 1992, “Private Music” label released “Time Takes Time”, the tenth Ringo Starr album. It was recorded March – September 1991, February 1992, and was produced by Don Was, Jeff Lynne,   Peter Asher and Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr– lead vocals, drums, percussion
  • Jeff Lynne– guitars, bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mark Goldenberg, Waddy Wachtel– guitars
  • Andrew Gold, Roger Manning, Andy Sturmer– guitars, backing vocals
  • Michael Landau, David Grissom, Michael Thompson, Jeff Baxter– guitars
  • Mark Hart– guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Benmont Tench, Robbie Buchanan, Jeffrey Vanston, Jamie Muhoberac– keyboards
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson, Bob Glaub, Neil Stubenhaus– bass
  • Peter Asher– tambourine, backing vocals
  • Mark Hudson– percussion, backing vocals
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Suzie Katayama – cello
  • Harry Nilsson– vocals
  • Raven Kane, Rosemary Butler, Valerie Carter, Terri Wood, Carmen Twillie, Wendy Fraser, Stephanie Spruill, Andrea Robinson, Bobbi Page, Doug Fieger, Berton Averre, Mark Hart, Craig Copeland, Naomi Star, Darlene Koldenhoven, Kathryn Cotter, Mark Warman, Brian Wilson, Doug Fieger, Brian O’Doherty – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Weight of the World – Brian O’Doherty, Fred Velez
  2. Don’t Know a Thing About Love – Richard Feldman, Stan Lynch
  3. Don’t Go Where the Road Don’t Go – Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman, Gary Grainger
  4. Golden Blunders – Jonathan Auer, Kenneth Stringfellow
  5. All in the Name of Love – Jerry Lynn Williams
  6. After All These Years – Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman
  7. I Don’t believe You – Andy Sturmer, Roger Manning
  8. Runaways – Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman
  9. It’s a Heartbeat – Diane Warren
  10. What Goes Around – Rick Suchow

 

 

On January 25, 2011.

On January 25, 2011, “RacecarLOTTA” label released the debut, self-titled Gaddabouts album. It was recorded in 2010, and was produced by Steve Gadd.

Personnel:

  • Edie Brickell– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Gadd– drums, percussion
  • Andy Fairweather Low– vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Pino Palladino– bass, guitar
  • Joey DeFrancesco– piano, organ, Rhodes piano, melodica, trumpet
  • Gil Goldstein– accordion, Hammond B3 organ
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Marcus Rojas– tuba
  • Luisito Quintero – congas
  • Dan Block– clarinet
  • Andy Smith – engineer, mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Phil Ramone – sequencing
  • Christian Baker, Dan Bucchi, Mark Johnson, Craig Luchen, Claudius Mittendorfer, Neo Tanusakdi, Tyler van Dalen – second engineers
  • Mike Burns – instrument technicians
  • Amy Beth McNeely – CD design
  • Jennifer Delilah – cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Edie Brickell.

  1. Never So Far Away
  2. Let It Slide
  3. Remind me
  4. My Heart
  5. They Say Everything
  6. Mad Dog
  7. Gonna Hold On
  8. Good Day
  9. Good for Me
  10. More Than Anybody
  11. Feelin’ Better

 

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “One-Trick Pony”, the fifth Paul Simon studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “A&R Studios” in New York City and  “Agora Club” in Cleveland, Ohio, and was produced by Paul Simon and Phil Ramone. The album was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Paul Simon also starred.

Personnel:

  • Paul Simon – vocals, nylon string guitar, electric guitar, percussion, horn and string arrangements
  • John Tropea– acoustic guitar
  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Joe Beck– electric guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric slide guitar
  • Jon Faddis– flugelhorn
  • Don Grolnick– string synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Grusin– horn and string arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums on all songs
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin– bass
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz – trumpet
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – electric guitar
  • Richard Tee– Fender Rhodes electric piano, tambourine, background vocals and co-lead vocal
  • Bob Friedman – horn and string arrangements
  • Jim Boyer – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon.

  1. Late in the Evening
  2. That’s Why God Made the Movies
  3. One-Trick Pony
  4. How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
  5. Oh, Marion
  6. Ace in the Hole
  7. Nobody
  8. Jonah
  9. God Bless the Absentee
  10. Long, Long Day

On August 8, 1983.

On August 8, 1983, “Family Productions” label released “An Innocent Man”, the ninth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Chelsea Sound” and “A&R Recording, Inc.” in New York, and was produced by Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– Baldwin acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3 organ, lead  and background vocals
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • David Brown – lead electric and acoustic guitars
  • Russell Javors– rhythm electric and acoustic guitars
  • Mark Rivera– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Leon Pendarvis – Hammond B3 organ
  • Richard Tee– acoustic piano
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar
  • Toots Thielemans– harmonica
  • “String Fever” – strings
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Joe Shepley – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • John Gatchell – trumpet
  • Tom Bahler, Rory Dodd, Frank Floyd, Lani Groves, Ullanda McCullough, Ron Taylor, Terry Textor, Eric Troyer, Mike Alexander – background vocal
  • Engineers: Jim Boyer, Bradshaw Leigh
  • Assistant engineers: Mike Allaire, Scott James
  • Production coordinator: Laura Loncteaux
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Horn and string arrangements: David Matthews
  • Background vocal arrangements: Tom Bahler
  • Musical advisor: Billy Zampino
  • Photography: Gilles Larrain
  • Cover design: Christopher Austopchuk, Mark Larson

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except for the chorus for “This Night,” credited to L. v. Beethoven.

  1. Easy Money
  2. An Innocent Man
  3. The Longest Time
  4. This Night
  5. Tell Her About It
  6. Uptown Girl
  7. Careless Talk
  8. Christie Lee
  9. Leave a Tender Moment Alone
  10. Keeping the Faith

In August 1968.

In August 1968, “Soul City” label released “Stoned Soul Picnic”, the third  5th Dimension album. It was recorded March – June 1968, at “United/Western Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bones Howe.

Personnel:

  • Billy Davis, Jr.
  • Florence LaRue
  • Marilyn McCoo
  • Lamonte McLemore
  • Ron Townson
  • Mike Deasy- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Tommy Tedesco- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Joe Osborn- bass
  • Ray Pohlman- guitar, “super-twang” bass
  • Hal Blaine- drums, percussion
  • Larry Bunker- marimba, bells, vibraphone, temple blocks, percussion
  • Larry Knechtel, Jimmy Rowles- piano, organ, keyboard
  • The Sid Sharp Strings – String Section
  • The Bill Holman Brass – Horn Section
  • Engineers: Captain Nemo (Michael Shields), Bones Howe, Alex Kazanegras, Phil Ramone, Joe Sidore, Sol Weiss, Winston Wong, Mary Wood
  • Mastering: Elliot Federman
  • Project coordination: Arlessa Barnes, Glenn Delgado, Christina DeSimone, Robin Diamond, Karyn Friedland, Felicia Gearhart, Marc Gordon, Laura Gregory, Jeremy Holiday, Robin Manning, Brooke Nochomson, Ed Osborne, Larry Parra, Dana Renert, Steve Strauss
  • Product manager: Mandana Eidgah
  • Production assistant: Bones Howe, Tom Tierney, Russ Wapensky
  • Orchestra manager: Hal Blaine
  • Musical director: René DeKnight
  • Vocal coach: Ray Pohlman
  • Realization: Johnny Rivers
  • Horns & Strings arranged by: Bill Holman
  • Vocal arrangements: Bob Alcivar
  • Musical arrangements: Bones Howe
  • Musical arrangements: Ray Pohlman
  • Art direction: Woody Woodward
  • Graphic design: Wayne Kimbell
  • Photography: Rob Santos
  • Liner notes: Mike Ragogna

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Blindness – Laura Nyro
  2. It’ll Never Be the Same Again – Jeff Comanor
  3. The Sailboat Song – Jeff Comanor
  4. It’s a Great Life – Denny McReynolds, Karen O’Hara
  5. Stoned Soul Picnic – Laura Nyro
  6. California Soul – Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
  7. Lovin’ Stew – Jules Alexander, Jeff Comanor
  8. Broken Wing Bird – Bob Alcivar, Kellie McKinney
  9. Good News – Dick Addrisi, Don Addrisi
  10. Bobbie’s Blues (Who Do You Think of?) – Jeff Comanor
  11. The Eleventh Song (What a Groovy Day!) – Jimmy Webb

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Shelter Records” label released the debut, self – titled Phoebe Snow album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Dino Airali,
Denny Cordell and Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Phoebe Snow – acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals
  • David Bromberg– acoustic guitar, dobro, guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Burgh – electric guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Chuck Domanico– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Chuck Israels– bass, acoustic bass
  • Bob James– organ, keyboard
  • Hilary James – organ
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Mason– guitar
  • Hugh McDonald– bass, electric bass, electric guitar
  • Steve McDonald – electric guitar
  • Steve Mosley – percussion, drums
  • The Persuasions– vocals, background vocals
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Zoot Sims– saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Teddy Wilson– piano
  • Engineers: Tom Baker, Glenn Berger, Steve Hoffman, Phil Ramone, Bob Schaper
  • Mixing: Phil Ramone
  • Mastering: Steve Hoffman
  • Production manager: Roberta Ballard
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Cover art: Mick Haggerty

Track listing:

All tracks by Phoebe Snow, except where noted

  1. Good Times -Sam Cooke
  2. Harpo’s Blues
  3. Poetry Man
  4. Either or Both
  5. San Francisco Bay Blues – Jesse Fuller
  6. I Don’t Want the Night to End
  7. Take Your Children Home
  8. It Must Be Sunday
  9. No Show Tonight

In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Columbia” label released “Celebrate Me Home”, the debut Kenny Loggins solo album. It was recorded 1975-1976, and was produced by Phil Ramone and Bob James.

Personnel:

  • Patti Austin– backing vocals
  • Hiram Bullock– guitar
  • Jon Clarke – percussion, woodwinds
  • Vince Denham – backing vocals, woodwinds
  • Laudir de Oliveira– percussion
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Lani Groves– backing vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie– backing vocals
  • George Hawkins – bass, backing vocals
  • Bob James– keyboards, producer
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Kenny Loggins – guitar, keyboards, lead & backing vocals
  • Ralph MacDonald– drums
  • Harvey Mason, Sr.– drums
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Lee Ritenour– guitar
  • Tommy Tedesco– mandolin
  • Richard Tee– keyboards
  • Ed Caraeff- photography

Track listing:

  1. Lady Luck – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: John Townsend
  2. If You Be Wise – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: Jimmy Webb
  3. I Believe in Love – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
  4. Set It Free – Eva Ein, Kenny Loggins
  5. Why Do People Lie – Eva Ein, Kenny Loggins
  6. Enter My Dream – Kenny Loggins
  7. I’ve Got the Melody (Deep in My Heart) – Patti Austin
  8. Celebrate Me Home – Bob James, Kenny Loggins
  9. Daddy’s Back – Eva Ein, David Foster, Kenny Loggins
  10. You Don’t Know Me – Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker