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In February 1988.

In February 1988, “Virgin” label released “Accidentally on Purpose”, an album Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. It was recorded in 1988, at “Air Studio” in Monserrat, “Minot Studio” and The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover.

Personnel:

  • Ian Gillan – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Roger Glover – bass, keyboards, guitars, programming
  • Ira Siegel, Nick Maroch – guitars
  • Lloyd Landesman – keyboards
  • Dr. John – piano
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • George Young, Joe Mennonna – saxophones
  • Randy Brecker – flugelhorn
  • Vaneese Thomas, Christine Faith, Lydia Mann, Bette Sussmann – backing vocals
  • Nick Blagona – engineer
  • Frank Oglethorpe, Carl Lever, Ken Blair – engineer assistant
  • Bruce Robbins – engineer assistant
  • Dave O’Donnell – engineer assistant
  • Peter Hodgson – engineer assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, except where noted.

  1. Clouds and Rain
  2. Evil Eye
  3. She Took My Breath Away
  4. Dislocated
  5. Via Miami
  6. I Can’t Dance to That
  7. Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave – Richard Penniman
  8. Lonely Avenue – Doc Pomus
  9. Telephone Box
  10. I Thought No

In February 1980.

In February 1980, “MCA” label released “Catching the Sun”, the third Spyro Gyra studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Secret Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jay Beckenstein and Richard Calandra.

Personnel:

  • Jay Beckenstein – soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, Fender Rhodes, percussion
  • Tom Schuman – acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, synthesizers programming, effects
  • Jeremy Wall – synthesizers, synthesizer programming, percussion, effects, horn arrangements, assistant producer
  • Hiram Bullock – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Chet Catallo – electric guitar
  • John Tropea – acoustic and electric rhythm guitar
  • Will Lee – bass
  • Jim Kurzdorfer – bass guitar
  • Eli Konikoff – drums
  • Gerardo Velez – percussion, bongos
  • Richard Calandra – tambourine, percussion
  • Dave Samuels – marimba, vibraphone, steel drums
  • Rubens Bassini – congas, percussion
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Tom Malone – trombone
  • Bob Malache – tenor saxophone
  • Steve Nathan – clavinet, synthesizer programming
  • Jeremy Wall – string arrangements, conductor
  • Harry Lookofsky – concertmaster
  • Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Alan Shulman – cello
  • Peter Dimitriades, Lewis Eley, Harold Kohon, Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, David Nadien, Matthew Raimondim Richard Sortomme – violin
  • Michael Barry – engineer
  • Jack Malken – engineer
  • Jason Corsaro – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Peter Corriston – art direction, design
  • David Heffernan – illustration

Track listing:

  1. Catching the Sun – Jay Beckenstein
  2. Cockatoo – Jay Beckenstein, Tom Schuman, Jeremy Wall, Chet Catallo, Jim Kurzdorfer, Eli Konikoff
  3. Autumn of Our Love – Jeremy Wall
  4. Laser Material – Tom Schuman
  5. Percolator – Jay Beckenstein
  6. Philly – Jim Kurzdorfer
  7. Lovin’ You/Lovin’ You (for Christine) – Chet Catallo
  8. Here Again – Jay Beckenstein
  9. Safari – Jeremy Wall

In February 1974.

In February 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Todd”, the fifth Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded July – August 1973, at “Wollman Rink” and “Griffin Park” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – lead and backing vocals, guitars, synthesizers, acoustic and electric pianos, organ, bass, drums, harpsichord, drum machine, percussion, arrangements, engineering
  • Moogy Klingman – organ, grand piano, electric piano, harpsichord
  • Ralph Schuckett – clavinet, organ
  • Buffalo Bill Gelber – bass
  • John Siegler – bass
  • John Miller – bass
  • Kevin Ellman – drums
  • Wells Kelly – drums
  • Peter Ponzol – soprano saxophone
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Andrew Pearce – mastering
  • Steve Hammonds – project coordination
  • Paul Lester – sleeve notes
  • Alen MacWeeney – cover photo
  • Bill Klein, Jr. – photography
  • Joel Shapiro – photography
  • Sarah Southin – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.  

  1. How About a Little Fanfare
  2. I Think You Know
  3. The Spark of Life
  4. An Elpee’s Worth of Toons
  5. A Dream Goes on Forever
  6. Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song – Gilbert and Sullivan
  7. Drunken Blue Rooster
  8. The Last Ride
  9. Everybody’s Going to Heaven/King Kong Reggae
  10. No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
  11. Useless Begging
  12. Sidewalk Café
  13. Izzat Love?
  14. Heavy Metal Kids
  15. In and Out the Chakras We Go (Formerly: Shaft Goes to Outer Space)
  16. Don’t You Ever Learn
  17. Sons of 1984

On February 16, 1972.

On February 16, 1972, “Bearsville” label released “Something/Anything?” the third Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded in 1971 at “I.D. Sound Studios” and “Runt Recorders” in Los Angeles, “The Record Plant” in New York City, “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Rick Valente – lead vocals
  • Mark Klingman – piano, organ
  • Charlie Schoning – piano
  • Mark Klingman – organ
  • Rick Derringer – guitar
  • Ralph Walsh – guitar
  • Robbie Kogale – guitar
  • Amos Garrett – guitar
  • Ben Keith – pedal steel
  • Randy Read – rhythm guitar
  • Tony Sales – bass
  • Stu Woods – bass
  • Bugsy Maugh – bass
  • Collie Read – bass
  • Jim Colgrove – bass
  • Stockman – drums
  • Billy Mundi – drums
  • Hunt Sales – drums
  • John Siomos – drums
  • Hope Ruff, Richard Corey, Brook Baxes, Anthony Carrubba, Henry Fanton, Edward Olmos, Vicki Robinson, Dennis Cooley, Cecilia Norfleet  – backing vocals
  • Serge Katzen – conga
  • Gene Dinwiddie – tenor sax
  • Jim Horn – tenor sax
  • John Kelson – tenor sax
  • Mike Brecker – tenor sax
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.

Side One: A Bouquet of Ear-catching Melodies

  1. I Saw the Light
  2. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
  3. Wolfman Jack
  4. Cold Morning Light
  5. It Takes Two for Tango (This Is fort the Girls)
  6. Sweeter Memories

Side Two: The Cerebral Side

  1. Intro
  2. Breathless
  3. The Night the Carousel Burnt Down
  4. Saving Grace
  5. Marlene
  6. Song of the Viking
  7. I Went to the Mirror

Side Three: The Kid Gets Heavy

  1. Black Maria
  2. One More Day (No Word)
  3. Couldn’t I Just Tell You
  4. Torch Song
  5. Little Red Lights

Side Four: Baby Needs a New Pair of Snakeskin Boots (A Pop Operetta)

  1. Overture–My Roots
  2. Money (That’s What I Want) – Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy, Jr.
  3. Messin’ with the Kid – Mel London
  4. Dust in the Wind – Mark Klingman
  5. Piss Aaron
  6. Hello It’s Me
  7. Some Folks Is Even Whiter Than Me
  8. You Left Me Sore
  9. Slut

On January 26, 1979.

On January 26, 1979, “Gordy” label released “Bustin’ Out of L Seven”, the second Rick James album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Sigma Sound Recording Studio” in New York City, “Magic Wand Recording Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick James and Art Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Rick James – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion
  • Oscar Alston – bass
  • Richard Shaw – bass
  • Levi Ruffin – synthesizer, percussion
  • Clarence Sims – keyboards, percussion
  • Bobby Nunn – keyboards
  • Freddie Rappilo – guitar
  • Wally Ali – guitar
  • Dorothy Ashby – harp
  • Ernie Fields, Jr. – saxophone
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Fernando Harkness – tenor saxophone
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Oscar Brashear – trombone
  • George Bohanon – trombone
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Fred Jackson, Jr. – alto saxophone, alto flute
  • Al Szymanski – guitar
  • Lanise Hughes – drums, percussion
  • Lorenzo Shaw – drums, percussion
  • Jackie Ruffin – percussion
  • Shondra Akiem – percussion
  • Teena Marie – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Bobby Nunn, Billy Nunn, Sascha Meeks, Richard Shaw, Jackie Ruffin – background vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – background vocals
  • Clydene Jackson – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick James.

  1. Bustin’ Out (On Funk)
  2. High on Your Love Suite/One Mo Hit (Of Your Love)
  3. Love Interlude
  4. Spacey Love
  5. Cop N Blow
  6. Jefferson Ball
  7. Fool on the Street

On January 8, 1976.

On January 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Songs for the New Depression”, the third Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1972 – 1976, at “Secret Sound Studio” New York, N.Y., “Electric Lady” and “Media Sound Studios” in New York, N.Y., “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York, N.Y., and was produced by Bette Midler, Joel Dorn, Ahmet Ertegün, Arif Mardin, Mark “Moogy” Klingman, and Jack Malken.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead and backing vocals, assistant engineer
  • Glaswegians Orchestra – arranged and conducted by Arif Mardin
  • Moogy Klingman – piano, electric piano, RMI Computer keyboard, Mini Korg synthesizer, harmonica, arranger and conductor
  • Ralph Schuckett – acoustic piano, clavinet, organ, Sound City piano, harmonium, string ensemble, arranger, conductor
  • Bob Dylan – vocals 
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • David Spinozza – guitar
  • Jerry Friedman – guitar
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Webster – slide guitar 
  • Rick Derringer – pedal steel guitar
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, mandolin
  • Don Brooks – harmonica
  • Sivuca – accordion
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Boris Matusewitch – concertina
  • John Siegler – bass guitar 
  • Milt Hinton – acoustic bass, bass guitar
  • John Miller – acoustic bass
  • Teddy Sommer – drums, percussion
  • Mark Rosengarden – drums, percussion
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • John Wilcox – drums 
  • Barbara Burton – percussion
  • Angel Allende – percussion
  • Jack Malken – additional percussion
  • Norman Pride – conga
  • Randy Brecker – horns, trumpet solo
  • Michael Brecker – horns
  • Barry Rogers – horns
  • Mel Davis – trumpet
  • William Siapin – flute
  • John Lissauer – saxophone, chimes, arranger, conductor
  • David Nadien – strings
  • Barry Finclair – strings
  • Raul Poliakin – strings
  • Tony Posk – strings
  • Gene Orloff – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – strings
  • Charles McCracken – strings
  • Jessy Levy – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Kenny Kosek – fiddle
  • Luther Vandross – arranger, backing vocals
  • Dianne Sumler – backing vocals
  • David Lasley – backing vocals
  • Erin Dickins – backing vocals
  • Annie Sutton – backing vocals
  • Donny Beard – backing vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – backing vocals
  • Leata Galloway – backing vocals
  • Ben Harney – backing vocals
  • Rhetta Hughes – backing vocals
  • Thomas Moore – backing vocals
  • Ula Hedwig – backing vocals
  • Sharon Redd – backing vocals
  • Ramona Stubblefield – backing vocals
  • Clifford Townsend – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Rosie – backing vocals
  • Gotham – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arranger, conductor, backing vocals, remix
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Jan Rathbun – engineer
  • Jack Malken – recording and remix engineer
  • Lew Hahn – recording and remix engineer
  • Gerry Block – assistant engineer
  • Dave Wittman – assistant engineer
  • Deborah Turbville – photography
  • Michaele Vollbracht – shopping bag
  • Kenn Duncan – poster photos
  • Richard Amsel – inner sleeve illustration

Track listing:

  1. Strangers in the Night – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  2. I Don’t Want the Night to End – Phoebe Snow
  3. Mr. Rockefeller – Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler
  4. Old Cape Cod – Claire Rothrock, Allan Jeffrey, Milton Yakus
  5. Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan
  6. Love Says It’s Waiting – Nick Holmes
  7. Shiver Me Timbers / Samedi et Vendredi – Tom Waits, Bette Midler, Moogy Klingman
  8. No Jestering – Carlton Malcolm
  9. Tragedy – Gerald Nelson, Fred Burch
  10. Marahuana – Arthur Jonston, Sam Coslow
  11. Let Me Just Follow Behind – Moogy Klingman

In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Who Knows What Tomorrow’s Gonna Bring?” album by Brother Jack McDuff (his fourth album for Blue Note). It was recorded in December 1970, and was produced by Lew Futterman.

Personnel:

  • Brother Jack McDuff – organ
  • Randy Brecker, Olu Dara – trumpet
  • Dick Griffin, John Pierson – trombone
  • Paul Griffin – piano
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Tony Levin – electric bass
  • Donald McDonald – drums
  • Mike Mainieri – percussion
  • Ray Draper – percussion, vocals, tuba, arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Jack McDuff except where noted.

  1. Who Knows What Tomorrow’s Gonna Bring? – Ray Draper
  2. Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya – Ray Draper
  3. Who’s Pimpin’ Who? – Ray Draper
  4. Classic Funke
  5. Ya’ll Remember Boogie? – Ray Draper
  6. Wank’s Thangnt

On November 13, 2012.

On November 13, 2012, “Pawlik” label released “Night in Calisia”, album by Randy Brecker, the Wlodek Pawlik Trio, the Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra and Adam Klocek. The six-part jazz suite was composed to celebrate the 1850th anniversary of Kalisz (city in Poland). It was recorded in March 2011, at “Polskie Radio Studios”.

Personnel:

  • Randy Brecker – trumpet

Wlodek Pawlik Trio

  • Włodzimierz Pawlik – piano
  • Paweł Pańta – double bass
  • Cezary Konrad – drums

Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Adam Klocek – conducting

Track listing:

All tracks by Włodzimierz Pawlik.

  1. Night in Calisia
  2. Amber Road
  3. Orienthology
  4. Follow the Stars
  5. Quarrel of the Roman Merchants
  6. Forgotten Song

On September 20, 1977.

On September 20, 1977, “Polydor” label released “Ringo the 4th”, the sixth Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded February – June 1977, in Cherokee, Los Angeles, Atlantic, and New York City, and was produced by Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr– lead vocals, drums
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Cornell Dupree– guitar
  • Lon Van Eaton– guitar
  • Dick Fegy – guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar– guitar
  • David Bromberg– guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Hugh McDonald– bass guitar
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • David Foster– keyboards, clavinet, piano
  • Richard Tee– clavinet, piano
  • Jeff Gutcheon – keyboards
  • Ken Bichel– keyboards
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Arnold McCuller – backing vocals
  • Brie Howard– backing vocals
  • David Lasley – backing vocals
  • Debra Gray – backing vocals
  • Duitch Helmer – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Gilstrap – backing vocals
  • Joe Bean – backing vocals
  • Luther Vandross– backing vocals
  • Lynn Pitney – backing vocals
  • Marietta Waters – backing vocals
  • Maxine Anderson – backing vocals
  • Melissa Manchester– backing vocals
  • Rebecca Louis – backing vocals
  • Robin Clark– backing vocals
  • Vini Poncia– backing vocals
  • Bette Midler– backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Drowning in the Sea of Love – Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
  2. Tango All Night – Steve Hague, Tom Seufert
  3. Wings – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  4. Gave It All Up – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  5. Out on the Streets – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  6. Can She Do It Like She Dances – Steve Duboff, Gerry Robinson
  7. Sneaking Sally Through the Alley – Allen Toussaint
  8. It’s No Secret – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  9. Gypsies in the Flight – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  10. Simple Love Song – Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia

 

On August 17, 1993.

On August 17, 1993, “Columbia” label released “Walk the Dog and Light the Light”, the ninth Laura Nyro studio album. It was recorded in 1993, in New York City, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Gary Katz.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – lead vocals, harmonies, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Bernard Purdie- drums
  • Freddie Washington, Jerry Jemmott- bass guitar
  • Elliott Randall, Michael Landau, Ira Siegal – guitar
  • Bashiri Johnson, Eric McKain – percussion
  • Ellen Uryevick – harp
  • Juliet Haffner, Sue Pray, Julie Green, Jeanne Le Blanc, Marilyn Wright, Belinda Whitney Barat, Joyce Hammann, Beryl Diamond, Rani Vaz, Laura Seaton, Gene Orloff, Sanford Allen, Mindy Jostyn – strings
  • Lou Marini, Roger Rosenberg, Randy Brecker, Lawrence Feldman – horns
  • Michael Brecker- saxophone solo
  • Lou Marini – flute solo
  • Carlos Franzetti – string arrangements
  • David Frank- horn and flute arrangements, additional production assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro; except where noted.

  1. Oh Yeah Maybe Baby (The Heebie Jeebies) – Hank Hunter, Phil Spector
  2. A Woman of the World
  3. The Descent of Luna Rose
  4. Art of Love
  5. Lite a Flame (The Animal Rights Song)
  6. Louise’s Church
  7. Broken Rainbow
  8. Walk the Dog and Light the Light (Song of the Road)
  9. To a Child
  10. I’m So Proud/Dedicated to the One I Love – Curtis Mayfield, Ralph Bass, Lowman Pauling