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On August 5, 1992.

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”.

On July 15, 1981.

On July 15, 1981,”Warner Bros” label released “Pirates”, the second Rickie Lee Jones. It was recorded January 1980 – April 1981, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman.

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, vocals, and horn arrangements
  • Donald Fagen– synthesizer
  • Victor Feldman– drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Tom Scott– baritone & tenor saxophone
  • Ralph Burns– orchestral arrangements
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Sal Bernardi – harmonica, vocals
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Nick DeCaro – orchestral arrangements
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Russell Ferrante– keyboards
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet, flugelhorn, horn
  • David Kalish – guitar
  • Randy Kerber– keyboards
  • Neil Larsen– keyboards
  • Arno Lucas– background vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Clarence McDonald– keyboards
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Art Rodriguez – drums
  • Leslie Smith – background vocals
  • Joe Turano – background vocals
  • Loyd Clifft, Mark Linett– engineer
  • Mike Salisbury – cover design
  • Brassaï– front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rickie Lee Jones, except where noted.

  1. We Belong Together
  2. Living It Up
  3. Skeletons
  4. Woody and Dutch on the Slow Train to Peking – Rickie Lee Jones, David Kalish
  5. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)
  6. A Lucky Guy
  7. Traces of the Western Slopes – Sal Bernardi, Rickie Lee Jones
  8. The Returns

On September 24, 1991.

On September 24, 1991, “Geffen” label released “Pop Pop”, the sixth Rickie Lee Jones album. It was recorded in 1989, at “Skyline Recording” in Topanga, California, and was produced by Rickie Lee Jones and David Was.

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones, vocals; acoustic guitar
  • Robben Ford- acoustic guitar
  • Charlie Haden – acoustic bass
  • John Leftwich – acoustic bass
  • Walfredo Reyes, Jr.- bongos, shakers
  • Bob Sheppard- clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Joe Henderson- tenor saxophone
  • Dino Saluzzi– bandoneon
  • Charlie Shoemake– vibraphone
  • Steven Kindler – violin
  • Michael O’Neill – acoustic guitar
  • Michael Greiner – hurdy-gurdy
  • April Gay, Arnold McCuller, David Was, Donny Gerrard, Terry Bradford – backing vocals
  • Pascal Nabet Meyer – executive producer
  • Greg Penny, John Eden, Jon Ingoldsby – engineer
  • Kevin Reagan – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. My One and Only Love – Guy Wood, Robert Mellin
  2. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most – Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf
  3. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo – Bronisław Kaper, Helen Deutsch
  4. Up from the Skies – Jimi Hendrix
  5. The Second Time Around – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  6. Dat Dere – Bobby Timmons, Oscar Brown, Jr.
  7. I’ll Be Seeing You – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain
  8. Bye Bye Blackbird – Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson
  9. The Ballad of the Sad Young Men – Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf
  10. I Won’t Grow Up – Carolyn Leigh, Mark Charlap
  11. Love Junkyard – David Weiss, John Keller
  12. Comin’ Back to Me – Marty Balin

On March 2, 1979.

On March 2, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Thanks I’ll Eat It Here”, the only Lowell George solo album. It was recorded in 1078, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lowell George. The cover art, painted by Neon Park, is a version of Édouard Manet’s painting “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” with Marlene Dietrich, Fidel Castro and Bob Dylan as the diners.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George – vocals, guitar
  • Bonnie Raitt- vocals
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • Denny Christianson – keyboards, horns
  • David Foster- keyboards
  • Chilli Charles – drums
  • Nicky Hopkins- keyboards
  • Jim Price- horns
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Michael Baird- drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Bobby Bruce – violin, guitar
  • Turner Stephen Bruton- guitar
  • Luis Damian – guitar, keyboards
  • Gordon DeWitty – keyboards, piano
  • Maxine Dixon – piano
  • Arthur Gerst – piano
  • Jimmy Greenspoon – guitar, piano
  • Roberto Gutierrez – vocals, guitar, drums
  • Richie Hayward- drums
  • Jerry Jumonville – saxophone, guitar
  • Ron Koss – guitar, engineering
  • Darrell Leonard – horn, vocals
  • Maxayn Lewis- vocals
  • David Paich- keyboards
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Dean Parks- guitar, keyboards
  • Bruce Paulson – keyboards
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- vocals
  • Joel Peskin – vocals, saxophone
  • John Phillips- saxophone, drums
  • Peggy Sandvig – piano
  • James Self – tuba
  • Steve Madaio – horns
  • Floyd Sneed – drums, vocals
  • D. Souther- bass, vocals
  • Paul Stallworth – bass, guitar
  • Fred Tackett- guitar, vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – vocals
  • Donn Landee, George Massenburg– engineering
  • Billy Youdelman, Bruce Botnick, Doug Botnick – assistant engineer
  • Michael Ward – truck driver, drum tech
  • Brad Kanawyer, Michael Hollyfield – design
  • Elizabeth George, Bob Marks, Nancy Goldfarb – photography

Track listing:

  1. What Do You Want the Girl to Do – Allen Toussaint
  2. Honest Man – Lowell George, Fred Tackett
  3. Two Trains – Lowell George
  4. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernie Miller
  5. Cheek to Cheek – Lowell George, Van Dyke Parks, Martin Kibbee (aka Fred Martin))
  6. Easy Money – Rickie Lee Jones
  7. Twenty Million Things – Lowell George, Jed Levy
  8. Find a River – Fred Tackett
  9. Himmler’s Ring – Jimmy Webb

 

In September 1978.

In September 1978, “Asylum” label released “Blue Valentine”, the fifth Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded July – August 1978, at “Filmways/Heider Recording” in San Francisco, and was produced by Bones Howe. The girl pictured with Waits on the back cover was Rickie Lee Jones.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits – vocals, electric guitar, piano
  • Ray Crawford, Roland Bautista, Alvin “Shine” Robinson- electric guitar
  • Scott Edwards, Jim Hughart, Byron Miller – bass
  • Da Willie Gonga (George Duke), Harold Battiste- piano
  • Charles Kynard – organ
  • Herbert Hardesty, Frank Vicari- tenor saxophone
  • Rick Lawson, Earl Palmer, Chip White- drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter- congas
  • Bob Alcivar- orchestra

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits, except where noted.

  1. Somewhere” (From West Side Story) – music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  2. Red Shoes by the Drugstore
  3. Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
  4. Romeo Is Bleeding
  5. $29.00
  6. Wrong Side of the Road
  7. Kentucky Avenue
  8. A Sweet Little Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun
  9. Blue Valentines

 

On September 14, 1993.

traffic

On September 14, 1993, “Geffen” label released “Traffic from Paradise”, the seventh Rickie Lee Jones album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Conway Recording Studios”; “Oceanway Studios” and “Signet Sound Studios”, and was produced by Rickie Lee Jones.

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones– vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, keyboards, bowed dulcimer,backing vocals
  • John Leftwich – bass, cello, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sal Bernardi – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Leo Kottke– six-string, twelve-string, slide acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • David Hidalgo– eight-string electric guitar
  • Brian Setzer– electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Dean Parks– electric guitar
  • David Baerwald– electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Alex Acuña– drums, congas
  • Brad Dutz – percussion, marima, tarkas, bodhran, udu, mixing
  • Efrain Toro – percussion
  • Bobby Bruce – violin
  • Doug Lyons – French horn
  • Syd Straw– backing vocals
  • Teresa Tudbury – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rickie Lee Jones, except where noted.

  1. Pink Flamingos
  2. Altar Boy
  3. Stewart’s Coat
  4. Beat Angels – Sal Bernardi
  5. Tigers
  6. Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
  7. Jolie Jolie
  8. Running from Mercy – Rickie Lee Jones, Leo Kottke
  9. A Stranger’s Car
  10. The Albatross – Rickie Jones, Leo Kottke, John Leftwich

On September 12, 2000.

its-like-this

On September 12, 2000, “Artemis” label released “It’s Like This”, the tenth Rickie Lee Jones album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Rickie Lee Jones and Bruce Brody.

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, organ
  • Bruce Brody– organ
  • John Pizzarelli– acoustic guitar
  • Alex Foster– saxophone
  • Jeff Dellisanti– bass clarinet
  • Conrad Herwig– trombone
  • Richard Davis- acoustic bass
  • Paul Nowinski- acoustic bass
  • Michael Elizondo- acoustic bass
  • Peter Erskine– drums
  • Carl Allen– drums
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Bashiri Johnson– percussion

Track listing:

  1. Show Biz Kids – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
  2. Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye
  3. For No One – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Smile – Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner
  5. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  6. On the Street Where You Live – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
  7. I Can’t Get Started – Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin
  8. Up a Lazy River – Hoagy Carmichael, Sidney Arodin
  9. Someone to Watch Over Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  10. Cycles – G. Caldwell
  11. One Hand, One Heart – Leonard Bernstein

 

On June 17, 1997.

Ghostyhead

On June 17, 1997, “Reprise” label released “Ghostyhead”, the eight Rickie Lee Jones album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Rickie Lee Jones and Rick Boston.

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, organ, piano
  • Rick Boston- guitar, bass, percussion, organ, piano, loops, programming
  • Boss Doctor – programming
  • Robert Devery – rhythm, Korg
  • John Leftwich – upright bass
  • Gerry Sutyak – cello
  • David Zeller – sheet metal
  • Jay Lane – foot trunk, cymbals
  • Josh Freese- live drums
  • Janeen Rae Heller – saw
  • Carol Es- live drums
  • Ronnje Siago – live drums
  • Lee Cantelon – backward guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Rickie Lee Jones.

  1. Little Yellow Town
  2. Road Kill
  3. Matters
  4. Firewalker
  5. Howard
  6. Ghostyhead
  7. Sunny Afternoon
  8. Scary Chinese Movie
  9. Cloud of Unknowing
  10. Vessel of Light

 

On February 28, 1979.

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On February 28, 1979, “Warner Bros” released the self-titled, debut Rickie Lee Jones album. It  was recorded in 1978, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” and “The Burbank Studios”, and was produced by Lenny Waronker  and  Russ Titelman. In 1980, the album won Rickie Lee Jones “Grammy” for “Best New Artist.”

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion, horn arrangements, drums, bass
  • Dr. John- keyboards
  • Michael McDonald- vocals
  • Randy Newman- synthesizer
  • Victor Feldman- percussion, drums, keyboards
  • Tom Scott- horns
  • Ralph Grierson – keyboards
  • Michael Boddicker- synthesizer
  • Red Callender- bass
  • Nick DeCaro – accordion, orchestral arrangements
  • Buzz Feiten- guitar
  • Chuck Findley- horns
  • Steve Gadd- drums
  • Randy Kerber- keyboards
  • Neil Larsen – keyboards
  • Arno Lucas- background vocals
  • Johnny Mandel- orchestral arrangements
  • Andy Newmark- drums
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Leslie Smith – background vocals
  • Mark Stevens – drums, percussion
  • Fred Tackett- guitar, mandolin
  • Joe Turano – background vocals
  • Ernie Watts- horns
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Matthew Weiner- background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rickie Lee Jones, except where noted.

  1. Chuck E.’s in Love
  2. On Saturday Afternoons in 1963
  3. Night Train
  4. Young Blood
  5. Easy Money
  6. The Last Chance Texaco
  7. Danny’s All-Star Joint
  8. Coolsville
  9. Weasel and the White Boys Cool – Rickie Lee Jones, Alfred Johnson
  10. Company – Rickie Lee Jones, Alfred Johnson
  11. After Hours (Twelve Bars Past Goodnight)

 

On January 17, 1983.

Trouble in Paradise

On January 17, 1983, “Warner Bros.”, released “Trouble in Paradise”, the seventh Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at the “Warner Brothers Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Trouble in Paradise” at number 67 on its list of “100 Greatest Albums of the 80”.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman- vocals, piano
  • Jennifer Warnes- vocals
  • Don Henley- vocals
  • Steve Lukather- guitar
  • Larry Williams, Steve Madaio, Ernie Watts, Jerry Hey, Jim Horn, Jon Smith – horns
  • Ralph Grierson, Neil Larson – piano
  • David Paich, Michael Boddicker- keyboards
  • Nathan East- bass
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • Paulinho Da Costa- percussion
  • Christine McVie, Wendy Waldman, Lindsey Buckingham, Bob Seger, Linda Ronstadt, Rickie Lee Jones, Paul Simon- vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel– guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. I Love L.A.
  2. Christmas in Capetown
  3. The Blues
  4. Same Girl
  5. Mikey’s
  6. My Life Is Good
  7. Miami
  8. Real Emotional Girl
  9. Take Me Back
  10. There’s a Party at My House
  11. I’m Different
  12. Song for the Dead