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Jamie Cullum: Interlude

On October 6, 2014, “Island” label released “Interlude”, the seventh Jamie Cullum album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Benedic Lamdin.


  • Jamie Cullum – vocal, piano, organ, photography
  • Gregory Porter – vocal
  • Laura Mvula – vocal
  • Rob Updegraff – guitar
  • Ross Stanley – piano
  • Rian Vosloo – bass, arranger
  • Tim Giles – drums, arranger
  • Tom Richards – saxophone, reeds, arrangements
  • Tomas Challenger – tenor saxophone
  • Edgar Jones – tenor saxophone, reeds
  • Fulvio Sigurta – trumpet
  • Mike Lovett – trumpet
  • Rory Simmons – trumpet, arranger
  • Percy Pursglove – trumpet
  • Neil Sidwell, Nichol Thomson, Natalie Wilts, Trevor Mires – trombone
  • James Allsopp – clarinet, reeds
  • Howard McGill – clarinet
  • Aisha Orazbeveva, Emma Smith – violin
  • Vince Sipprell – viola
  • Lucy Railton – cello
  • Amy Stanford, Anna Giddey, Kit Massey, Mary Martin, Natalie Rozario, Paloma Deike, Rachel Steadman, Ruth Elder – strings
  • Benedic Lamdin – engineer, mixing
  • Alex Bonney – engineer assistant
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Jeremy Lubsey – mastering assistant
  • Matk James – artwork, design
  • Michael Agel, Andrew Corrigan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Interlude – Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Raymond Leven
  2. Don’t You Know – Ray Charles
  3. The Seer’s Tower – Sufjan Stevens
  4. Walkin’ – Richard Carpenter
  5. Good Morning Heartache – Dan Fisher, Ervin Drake, Irene Higginbotham
  6. Sack O’Woe – Jon Hendricks, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
  7. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
  8. My One and Only Love – Guy B. Wood, Robert Mellin
  9. Lovesick Blues – Cliff Friend, Irving Mills
  10. Losing You – Randy Newman
  11. Out of This World – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  12. Make Someone Happy – Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Jule Styne

Randy Newman: Bad Love

On June 1, 1999, “Dreamworks” label released “Bad Love”, the ninth Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1999, at “Sunset Sound”, “Sound Factory”, “Capitol” in Hollywood, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake.


  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano, arranger, conductor
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • Mitchell Froom – keyboards
  • Greg Cohen – bass
  • Pete Thomas – drums
  • Brandon Fields – saxophone
  • Martin Krystall – saxophone
  • Jack Nimitz – saxophone
  • Brian Scanlon – saxophone
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Stu Blumberg – trumpet
  • Oscar Brashear – trumpet
  • Bruce Fowler – trombone
  • George Thatcher – trombone
  • James Self – tuba
  • Carmen Carter, Donna Davidson, Linda Harmon, Scottie Haskell, Luana Jackman, Teresa James, Melissa Mackay, Kate Markowitz, Bobbi Page, Sally Stevens-Eskew, Carmen Twillie, Terry Wood, Herb Pedersen – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. My Country
  2. Shame
  3. I’m Dead (But I Don’t Know It)
  4. Every Time It Rains
  5. The Great Nations of Europe
  6. The One You Love
  7. The World Isn’t Fair
  8. Big Hat, No Cattle
  9. Better Off Dead
  10. I Miss You
  11. Going Home
  12. I Want Everyone to Like Me

Harpers Bizarre: Anything Goes

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Anything Goes”, the second Harpers Bizarre album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.


  • Eddie James – guitar
  • Dick Scoppettone – vocals, guitar, bass, vocal arrangements
  • Dick Yount – vocals, bass
  • Ted Templeman – vocals, guitar, drums, vocal arrangements
  • John Petersen vocals, drums, percussion
  • Jack Glaser – sound effects
  • Ami Hadini, Eddie Brackett, Joe Sidore, Lee Herschberg, Mike Sheilds – engineer
  • Lee Herschberg – editing
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction
  • Stan Cornyn – sleeve notes

Track listing:

  1. (Intro) This Is Only the Beginning – Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen
  2. Anything Goes – Cole Porter
  3. Two Little Babes in the Wood – Cole Porter
  4. The Biggest Night of Her Life – Randy Newman
  5. Pocketful of Miracles – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Snow – Randy Newman
  7. Chattanooga Choo Choo – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  8. Hey You in the Crowd – Dick Scoppettone, Ted Templeman
  9. Louisiana Man – Doug Kershaw
  10. Milord – Georges Moustaki, Marguerite Monnot
  11. Virginia City – Dick Scoppettone, Ted Templeman
  12. Jessie – Mike Gordon, Jimmy Griffin
  13. You Need a Change – David Blue
  14. High Coin – Van Dyke Parks

Scott Walker: Stretch

In November 1973, “Columbia” label released “Stretch”, the ninth Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Nova Studios” in London, and was produced by Dal Newman.


  • Scott Walker – vocal
  • Brian Daily, Colin Greene – acoustic guitar
  • BJ Cole – steel guitar, dobro 
  • Paul Keogh – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jim Ryan – electric guitar
  • Mike Moran, Ronnie Leahy – keyboards
  • Bruce Lynch, Dave Wintow – bass guitar
  • Chris Lawrence – bass
  • Barry Desouza, Terry Cox – drums
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Del Newman – arranger
  • Richard Dodd – engineer
  • Roslav Szaybo – art direction, design
  • Mike Fowler back cover
  • John Brown photography

Track listing:

  1. Sunshine – Mickey Newbury
  2. Just One Smile – Randy Newman
  3. A Woman Left Lonely – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  4. No Easy Way Down – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. That’s How I Got to Memphis – Tom T.Hall
  6. Use Me – Bill Withers
  7. Frisco Depot – Mickey Newbury
  8. Someone Who Cared – Del Newman
  9. Where Does Brown Begin – Jimmy Webb
  10. Where Love Has Died – Jim Owen
  11. I’ll Be Home – Randy Newman

Ian Matthews: Valley Hi

In August 1973, “Elektra” label released “Valley Hi”, the fourth Ian Matthews album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Countryside Studio”, and was produced by Michael Nesmith.


  • Ian Matthews – vocals, guitar, arranger
  • David Barry – keyboards
  • Jay Lacy – guitar
  • Michael Nesmith – guitar, steel guitar
  • Bobby Warford – guitar
  • Orville J. Rhodes – steel guitar
  • Byron Berline – fiddle
  • Billy Graham – bass, fiddle
  • Danny Lane – drums
  • Fritz Richmond – engineer 
  • Terry Dunavan – engineer
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction
  • Bruce Atkins – artwork
  • Paul Slaughter – photography
  • John Paul Endress – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Matthews, except where noted.

  1. Keep On Sailing
  2. Old Man at the Mill – traditional
  3. Shady Lies – Richard Thompson
  4. These Days – Jackson Browne
  5. Leaving Alone
  6. 7 Bridges Road – Steve Young
  7. Save Your Sorrows
  8. What Are You Waiting For – Randy Newman
  9. Propinquity – Michael Nesmith
  10. Blue Blue Day – Don Gibson

Mark Karan: Walk Through the Fire

On June 30, 2009, “Quacktone Records” label released “Walk Through the Fire”, the debut Mark Karan album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Mark Karan.


  • Mark Karan – vocals, guitar
  • Peter Rowan – vocals, guitar
  • Chris Rowan – vocals, guitar
  • Lorin Rowan – vocals, guitar
  • Delaney Bramlett – vocals, guitar
  • JT Thomas – keyboards
  • Mike Finnigan – keyboards
  • Pete Sears – keyboards
  • Bill Payne – keyboards
  • Glenn Hartman – accordion
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson – bass
  • Bob Gross – bass
  • John Molo – drums
  • Jimmy Sanchez – drums
  • Wally Ingram – percussion
  • Jackie LaBranch – vocals
  • Gloria Jones – vocals
  • Amber Morris – vocals
  • April Grisman – vocals
  • Joe Russell – vocals
  • Ray Sanders – vocals
  • Jayotis Washington – vocals
  • Reggie Moore – vocals
  • Jimmy Hayes – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Annie Don’t Lie – Alex Call
  2. Leave a Light On – Mark Karan
  3. Bait the Hook – Mark Karan
  4. Walk Through the Fire – Mark Karan
  5. Love in Vain – Robert Johnson
  6. Rock Your Papa – Mark Karan
  7. Memphis Radio – Susan Sheller
  8. Time Will Tell – Mark Karan
  9. Love Song – Mark Karan
  10. Think It’s Gonna Rain – Randy Newman
  11. Fools in Love – Joe Jackson
  12. Easy Wind – Robert Hunter

George Harrison

On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died aged 58. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, and music and movie producer, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beatles. His interest in folk music and especially in Indian music had serious influence on the band’s Hindu-aligned spirituality in the later years. Some of his songs composed for the band include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. After The Beatles broke-up in 1970, Harrison released the album “All Things Must Pass” which included the track “My Sweet Lord”, his most successful single, and the first solo single by any member of The Beatles that sold over million copies. In 1971, together with Ravi Shankar he organized “Concert for Bangladesh”, the first big benefit concert in the music history. In 1974, Harrison founded the music label “Dark Horse Records”, and co-founded movie label “Hand Made Films” in 1978. In 1988, with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, he co-founded the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. As a guitarist he recorded for Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, and Tom Petty. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Harrison at number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 1988, as a member of The Beatles he was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2004, posthumously for his solo career. As leader, Harrison released twelve studio and two live albums.

On November 19, 1994.

On November 19, 1984, “Geffen” label released “Building the Perfect Beast”, the second Don Henley studio album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, at “Record One”, “Bill Schnee Studio”, “The Villa” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Greg Ladanyi and Mike Campbell.


  • Don Henley – lead and harmony vocals, chant voices, drums, percussion, keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements, art direction
  • Danny Kortchmar – synthesizers, organ, guitar, horns, omnichord, percussion, guitar synthesizer solo, horn solo, synthesizer arrangements, keyboards, arrangements
  • Mike Campbell – synthesizers, guitar, percussion
  • Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, programming
  • Benmont Tench – keyboards, acoustic piano, synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements
  • David Paich – acoustic piano, synthesizers , synthesizer arrangements
  • Michael Boddicker – programming, sequencing, synthesizers, E-mu Emulator, synthesizer arrangements
  • Albhy Galuten – synclavier
  • Randy Newman – synthesizers, synthesizer arrangements
  • Bill Cuomo – synthesizers, programming, percussion
  • Lindsey Buckingham – guitar, harmony vocals
  • Charlie Sexton – guitar
  • Larry Klein – bass
  • Pino Palladino – bass
  • Tim Drummond – bass
  • Ian Wallace – drums
  • Kevin McCormick – African drums
  • Jim Keltner – additional drums
  • Maren Jensen – intro and interlude composer
  • Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Belinda Carlisle – harmony vocals
  • Sam Moore – harmony vocals
  • Martha Davis – chant voices, harmony vocals
  • Michael O’Donahue – chant voices
  • Carla Olson – chant voices
  • Patty Smyth – chant voices, harmony vocals
  • J. D. Souther – chant voices
  • Waddy Wachtel – chant voices
  • Marie-Pascale Elfman – the French Girls ensemble
  • Dominique Mancinelli – the French Girls ensemble
  • Niko Bolas – recording, mixing
  • Greg Ladanyi – recording, mixing
  • Richard Bosworth, Tom Knox.- additional engineer
  • Richard Bosworth, Dan Garcia, David Schober, Duane Seykora – assistant engineer
  • Allen Sides – horns recording
  • Mark Ettel – horns recording assistant.
  • Mike Reese, Doug Sax – mastering
  • Jeri McManus –graphic coordinator, art direction
  • DiMaren Jensen – art direction.
  • Herb Ritts – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Boys of Summer – Don Henley, Mike Campbell
  2. You Can’t Make Love – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar
  3. Man With a Mission – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, J.D. Souther
  4. You’re Not Drinking Enough – Danny Kortchmar
  5. Not Enough Love in the World – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Benmont Tench
  6. Building the Perfect Beast – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar
  7. All She Wants to Do Is Dance – Danny Kortchmar
  8. Sunset Girl – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Benmont Tench
  9. Drivin’ with Your Eyes Closed – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Stan Lynch
  10. Land of Living – Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar

Thomas Tedesco

On November 10, 1997, Thomas J. Tedesco died aged 67. He was a musician (guitar), part of the loose collective of Los Angeles area’s session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew. As he played on hundreds studio recordings, “Guitar Player” magazine described him as “the most recorded guitarist in music history”. He recorded with the Beach Boys, Chet Baker, the Mamas & the Papas, the Everly Brothers, the Association, Bobby Darrin, Barbra Streisand, Jan and Dean, the 5th Dimension, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, Ricky Nelson, Cher, Neil Diamond, Van Dyke Parks, Michael Franks, Nancy and Frank Sinatra, Richard Harris, Peggy Lee, Johnny Rivers, Al Kooper, Michael Nesmith, Paul Anka, Don Ellis, Minnie Riperton, Maria Muldaur, Leon Russell, Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, J.J. Cale, Quincy Jones, Stephen Bishop, Kenny Loggins, Jack Nitzsche, Sarah Vaughan, Lalo Schifrin, Randy Newman, Hugh Masakela, and Joan Baez. Tedesco performed on soundtracks including The French Connection, Jaws, The Godfather, Field of Dreams, and The Deer Hunter. As a leader he released ten albums.

Jeff Porcaro

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.