On June 22, 2004, “Vapors Records” label released “Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love”, the eleventh Jonathan Richman solo album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Mobius Studio” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jonathan Richman.
Jonathan Richman – vocals, guitar
Greg Keranen, Miles Montalbano – bass
Tommy Larkins – drums
Ralph Carney- brass, woodwind, percussion
Alison Faith-Levy, Chuck Prophet, Dave Sorrenson, Jenny Rae Richman, Liz Zoria, Nicole Montalbano, Roger Montalbano, Stephanie Finch, Susan Hertzfeld – backing vocals
On February 25, 2014, “Loma Vista” label released the fourth, self-titled St. Vincent studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Elmwood Studios” in Dallas, Texas, and was produced by John Congleton. The album won “Grammy” for Best Alternative Music Album, and was voted “Best Album of 2014” in the following medias: “NME”, “Guardian”, “Gigwise”, “musicOMH”, “Slant Magazine” and “Entertainment Weekly”.
Annie Clark – vocals, guitar
Homer Steinweiss – drums
Bobby Sparks – Minimoog
Daniel Mintseris – synthesizer, piano; harpsichord
On September 8, 1992, “Island” label released “Bone Machine”, the eleventh Tom Waits album. It was recorded in 1992, at “Prairie Sun Recording” in Cotati, California, and was produced by Tom Waits. It won “Grammy Award” for “Best Alternative Music Album”. The cover photo was taken by Jesse Dylan, the son of Bob Dylan.
On April 27, 1983, “Warner Bros” label released “Whammy!”, the third B-52’s studio album. It was recorded in December 1982, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Steven Stanley.
Kate Pierson– lead vocals
Fred Schneider– lead vocals
Keith Strickland– lead vocals, drums, guitar,synthesizer
Cindy Wilson– lead vocals
Ricky Wilson– lead vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer
On April 1, 2008, “Nonesuch” label released “Attack & Release”, the fifth Black Keys studio album. It was recorded August 9–23, 2007, at “Suma Recording Studio” in Painesville, Ohio, and was produced by Danger Mouse.
Dan Auerbach – vocals, guitars, etc.
Patrick Carney – drums, percussion, etc.
Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) – Hohner bass 3, Korg and Moog synthesizers, piano, organ
Carla Monday – harmony vocals
Jessica Lea Mayfield– harmony vocals
Ralph Carney– jaw harp, contra bass clarinet, clarinet , flute and concert bass harmonica
Marc Ribot– guitar
All tracks by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, except “Things Ain’t Like They Used to Be” by Dan Auerbach.
On February 21, 1986, “F-Beat” label released “King of America”, the tenth Elvis Costello studio album. “King of America” was recorded in 1985 and 1986, at “Ocean Way” and “Sunset Sound & Sound Factory Studio”, and was produced by J. Henry (T-Bone) Burnett and Declan MacManus.
Elvis Costello – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, lead vocal
T-Bone Burnett- guitars, backing vocals
Mitchell Froom– Hammond organ, harpsichord, organ, doctored piano
Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– electric guitar, piano accordion, electric bass
Jerry Scheff– string bass, electric bass
Mickey Curry– brushes, drums, sticks
Michael Blair –marimba
James Burton– electric guitar, Dobro, acoustic guitar
Tom Canning– piano
Ralph Carney- saxophone
Jim Keltner– sticks, drums, brushes
Earl Palmer– brushes, drums
Ron Tutt– brushes, drums
Ray Brown– double bass
David Hidalgo– harmony vocal
Jo-El Sonnier– French accordion
Steve Nieve– piano, Hammond organ
Bruce Thomas– electric bass
Pete Thomas– sticks, drums
All tracks by Declan MacManus except where noted.
Lovable – Declan MacManus and Cait O’Riordan
Our Little Angel
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus and Gloria Caldwell
On January 27, 1982, “Warner Bros” released “Mesopotamia”, the third B-52’s album. It was recorded in September 1981 at “Blank Tape Studios” in New York, and was produced by David Byrne. Due to conflicts with Byrne and record label pressure, recording sessions were aborted prematurely and only six of ten songs to be completed were released as an shorter than originally intended LP.
Ricky Wilson– guitars, bass, keyboards, organ
Keith Strickland– drums, guitar, keyboards, marimba, organ, piano, bass
Kate Pierson– vocals, keyboards, organ, bass, bird calls, synthesizers
Fred Schneider– vocals, cowbell
Cindy Wilson– vocals, guitar
David Byrne– fretless bass, guitar, percussion, synthesizers
Steve Scales – percussion
Yogi Horton – drums
Charles Rocket– accordion
Ralph Carney– saxophones
David Buck– trumpet
Roberto Arron – saxophone
Loveland – Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson, Fred Schneide, Cindy Wilson
Deep Sleep – Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson
Mesopotamia – Robert Waldrop, Ricky Wilson
Cake – Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson
Throw That Beat in the Garbage Can – Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson
Nip in the Bud – Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson
On September 30, 1985, “Island Records” released “Rain Dogs” , the eighth Tom Waits album. The middle album of the trilogy that includes “Swordfishtrombones” and “Franks Wild Years”, was recorded at the “RCA Studios” and was produced by Tom Waits. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Rain Dogs” at number 397 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
Tom Waits– vocals , guitar, organ, piano ,pump organ, harmonium, banjo