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On March 11, 2019.

On March 11, 2019, Harold Simon Belsky aka Hal Blaine died aged 90. He was musician (drums) regarded to be one of the most recorded studio drummers in the history of the modern music. He had more than 35,000 recording sessions in various music genres including big number of film and TV soundtracks. He worked with Shelley Fabares, The Crystals, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Byrds, Sonny & Cher, Barry McGuire, Petula Clark, Nancy Sinatra, The Mamas & the Papas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers, The Supremes, The Association, Simon & Garfunkel, Tommy Roe, The 5th Dimension, Henry Mancini, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, The Partridge Family, The Raiders, Barbra Streisand, John Denver, Captain & Tennille, Diana Ross, Sam Cooke, Van Dyke Parks, John Lennon, Lulu, Dennis Wilson, Paul Simon, Richard Harris, Glen Campbell, Emitt Rhodes, Art Garfunkel, Juice Newton, Michael Nesmith, Cher, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, J.J. Cale, José Feliciano, Bobby Darin, Rosanne Cash, Cass Elliot, Rodney Crowell, Dion DiMucci, Paul Anka, Barry Mann, Emmylou Harris, Jackie Lomax, Elkie Brooks, Helen Reddy, John Philips, Thelma Houston and Leonard Cohen. As leader Blaine released five albums.

In January 1965.

In January 1965, “Parrot” label released the self-titled, debut The Zombies album. It was recorded in 1964, and was produced by Rod Argent and Ken Jones.

Personnel:

  • Colin Blunstone – lead and backing vocals, tambourine
  • Chris White – bass, backing vocals
  • Paul Atkinson – electric guitar
  • Rod Argent – lead and backing vocals, electric piano, organ
  • Hugh Grundy – drums

Track listing:

  1. She’s Not There – Rod Argent
  2. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward
  3. It’s Alright With Me – Rod Argent
  4. You’ve Really Got a Hold Me / Bring It On Home to Me – Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke
  5. Sometimes – Rod Argent
  6. Woman – Rod Argent
  7. Tell Her No – Rod Argent
  8. I Don’t Want to Know – Chris White
  9. Work ’n’ Play – Ken Jones
  10. Can’t Nobody Love You – Phillips Mitchell
  11. What More Can I Do – Chris White
  12. I Got My Mojo Working – Preston Foster, McKinley Morganfield

On October 24, 2006.

On October 24, 2006, “Concord” label released “Givin’ It Up”, an album by Al Jarreau and George Benson. It was recorded in April 2006, at “Henson Recording Studios”, “NRG Studios”, and “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood; “G Studio Digital” in Studio City, CA; “LAFX Studios”, “The Pass”, “Willyworld”, and “Revelation Studios” in Los Angeles; “White Lightning Studios” in Sylmar, CA; “Porcupine Studios” in Chandler, AZ; “The B Hive” in Phoenix, AZ; “East Bay Studios” in Tarrytown, NY, and was produced by John Burk, Michael Broening, Marcus Miller, Patti Austin, Freddie Ravel, Larry Williams and Chris Dunn. In 2007, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” (Al Jarreau), and “Best Pop Instrumental Performance” (George Benson).

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead and backing vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Al Jarreau – lead and backing vocals, vocal percussion, arrangements
  • Paul McCartney – lead vocals
  • Ray Fuller – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Freddie Fox – guitar
  • Michael O’Neill – rhythm guitar
  • Michael Thompson – guitar
  • Larry Williams – keyboards, acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Michael Broening – keyboards, organ, programming, arrangements, organ
  • Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano
  • Patrice Rushen – keyboards, Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Rex Rideout – acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Barry Eastmond – keyboards, arrangements
  • Freddie Ravel – Fender Rhodes, clavinet, organ, synthesizer, Moog bass, drums, percussion programming, arrangements, BGV arrangements
  • Joe Turano – Wurlitzer, Hammond B3 organ, arrangements
  • Randy Waldman – acoustic piano, arrangements
  • Abraham Laboriel – electric bass
  • Mel Brown – bass guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar, arrangements
  • Stanley Clarke – bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Michael White – drums
  • Gregg Field – drums
  • Ricky Lawson – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion
  • Marion Meadows – saxophone
  • Chris Botti – trumpet
  • John Burk – arrangements
  • Jill Scott – lead vocals
  • Patti Austin – lead and backing vocals, BGV arrangements
  • Maxi Anderson – backing vocals
  • Valerie Pinkston – backing vocals
  • Sharon Perry – backing vocals
  • Darlene Perry – backing vocals
  • Lorraine Perry – backing vocals
  • Sandra Simmons Williams – backing vocals
  • De’Ante Duckett – backing vocals
  • Alethea Mills – backing vocals
  • Chavonne Morris – backing vocals
  • Fred Martin – BGV arrangements
  • Barry Eastmond, Gregg Field – additional production
  • Glen Barros, Kevin Lee, Noel Lee – executive producer
  • Michael Broening, Myron Chandler, Jeff Harris, Don Murray, Charlie Paakkari, Seth Presan, Bill Smith – recording engineer
  • Kevin Becka, Barry Eastmond, Eric Ferguson, Carlos Martinez, Dennis Moody, John Wroble – additional engineering
  • Phillip Broussard, Keith Gretlein, Casey Lewis, Paul Smith – assistant engineer
  • Seth Presant, Bill Smith, German Villacorta – Pro Tools engineer, editing
  • Alex Pavlides – additional Pro Tools engineer
  • Al Schmitt – mixing
  • Steve Genewick – mixing assistant
  • Doug Sax, Sangwook Nam – mastering
  • Abbey Anna – art direction
  • Andrew Pham – art direction, design
  • Randee St. Nicholas – photography

Track listing:

  1. Breezin’ – Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau
  2. Mornin’ – Al jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon
  3. Long Come Tutu – Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau
  4. God Bless the Child – Billie Holliday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  5. Summer Breeze – Jim Seals, Dash Crofts
  6. All I Am – Rex Rideout, Phillip “Taj” Jackson
  7. Ordinary People – John Legend, will.i.am
  8. Let It Rain – Barry Eastmond, Al Jarreau
  9. Givin’ It Up for Love – Freddie Ravel, Al Jarreau
  10. Every Time You Go Away – Daryl Hall
  11. Four – Miles Davis, Jon Hendricks
  12. Don’t Start No Schtuff – Joe Turano, Al Jarreau
  13. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke

On July 21, 1972.

On July 21, 1972, “Mercury” label released “Never a Dull Moment”, the fourth Rod Stewart studio album. It was recorded March – May 1972, at “Morgan  Studios”, “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Ronnie Wood– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass guitar
  • Ronnie Lane– bass guitar
  • Micky Waller– drums
  • Kenney Jones– drums
  • Ian McLagan– Hammond organ, piano
  • Neemoi “Speedy” Aquaye – congas
  • Pete Sears– piano, bass guitar
  • Brian – piano
  • Spike Heatley– upright bass
  • Dick Powell – violin
  • Martin Quittenton– acoustic guitar
  • Gordon Huntley – steel guitar
  • Lindsay Raymond Jackson– mandolin
  • Jimmy Horowitz – arrangeable

Track listing:

  1. True Blue – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  2. Lost Paraguayos – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  3. Mama, You Been on My Mind – Bob Dylan
  4. Italian Girls – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
  5. Angel – Jimi Hendrix
  6. Interluding – Art Wood
  7. You Wear It Well – Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton
  8. I’d Rather Go Blind – Billy Foster, Ellington Jordan
  9. Twistin’ the Night Away – Sam Cooke

On November 22, 1978.

On November 22, 1978, “Island” label released “Teenage Depression”, the debut Eddie and the Hot Rods album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Jackson Studios” in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and was produced by Ed Hollis and Vic Maile.

Personnel:

  • Barrie Masters – vocals
  • Paul Gray– bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Nicol – drums, backing vocals
  • Dave Higgs – guitar, backing vocals, piano
  • Michael Beal – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Higgs, except where noted.

  1. Get Across to You
  2. Why Can’t It Be?
  3. Show Me – Joe Tex
  4. All I Need Is Money
  5. Double Checkin’ Woman
  6. The Kids Are Alright – Pete Townshend
  7. Teenage Depression
  8. Horseplay (Wearier of the Schmaltz)
  9. Been So Long
  10. Shake – Sam Cooke
  11. On the Run

On September 22, 2017.

On September 22, 2017, “Caroline” label released “Roll with the Punches”, the 37th Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Van Morrison.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison– vocals, electric guitar, harmonica, percussion, saxophone
  • Jeff Beck– electric guitar
  • Mez Clough – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Laurence Cottle– electric bass, trombone
  • Ned Edwards – electric guitar, harmonica, background vocals
  • Dan Ellis– percussion
  • Georgie Fame– Hammond organ, vocals
  • Chris Farlowe– vocals
  • Colin Griffin, James Powell – drums
  • Chris Hill – double bass
  • Pete Hurley, Paul Moore – electric bass
  • Sumudu Jayatilaka, Dana Masters, Elizabeth Williams – background vocals
  • Paul Jones– harmonica, vocals
  • Dave Keary – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals
  • Stuart McIlroy, Jason Rebello– piano
  • Paul Moran – Hammond organ, trumpet
  • Dick Beetham – mastering
  • Poppy Kavanagh, Rowan McIntosh, Phil Parsons, Patrick Phillips – assistant engineer
  • Gerry McLernon, Tristan Powell, Matt Tait, Enda Walsh – engineer, mixing
  • Will Purton – assistant, assistant engineer, engineer, mixing
  • Richard Wade – photography

Track listing:

  1. Roll With the Punches – Van Morrison, Don Black
  2. Transformation – Van Morrison
  3. I Can Tell – Ellas McDaniel, Samuel Smith
  4. Stormy Monday/ Lonely Avenue – T-Bone Walker / Doc Pomus
  5. Goin’ to Chicago – Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing
  6. Fame – Van Morrison
  7. Too Much Trouble – Van Morrison
  8. Bring It on Home to Me – Sam Cooke
  9. Ordinary People – Van Morrison
  10. How Far From God – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  11. Teardrops from My Eyes – Rudy Toombs
  12. Automobile Blues – Samuel Hopkins
  13. Benediction – Mose Allison
  14. Mean Old World – T-Bone Walker
  15. Ride on Josephine – Ellas McDaniel

In February 1963.

In February 1963, “RCA Victor” label released “Mr. Soul”, the eleventh Sam Cooke studio album. It was recorded in August; November and December, 1962, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World”, and was produced by Hugo & Luigi.

Personnel:

  • Sam Cooke – vocals
  • Horace Ott, René Hall– arrangement, conductor
  • Clifton White, Bill Pitman,Tommy Tedesco– guitar
  • Ray Pohlman, Clifford Hils, Red Callender– bass guitar
  • Earl Palmer– drums
  • Ron Rich – percussion
  • Edward Beal, Ernie Freeman, Al Pellegrini, Ernie Freeman– piano
  • Nathan Griffin – organ
  • Sharky Hall – drums
  • Ray Johnson – piano
  • Bill Green, Plas Johnson– saxophone
  • John Ewing – trombone
  • Israel Baker, Robert Barene, Leonard Malarsky, Myron Sandler, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp, Arnold Belnick, Autrey McKissack, Ralph Schaeffer, Robert Barene, Jermoe Reisler – violin
  • Harry Hyams, Alexander Neiman – viola
  • Jesse Ehrlich, Irving Lipschultz, George Neikrug, Emmet Sergeant – cello
  • William Hinshaw – French horn
  • Dave Hassinger– recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. I Wish You Love – Charles Trenet, Lee Wilson, Albert Beach
  2. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  3. Chains of Love- Ahmet Ertegun, under the pseudonym Nugetre
  4. Smoke Rings – Ned Washington, H. Eugene Gifford
  5. All the Way – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Send Me Some Lovin’ – Leo Price, John Marascalco
  7. Cry Me a River – Arthur Hamilton
  8. Driftin’ Blues – Johnny Moore, Charles Brown, Eddie Williams
  9. For Sentimental Reasons – Deek Watson, William Best
  10. Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke
  11. Little Girl – Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry
  12. These Foolish Things – Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey, Harry Link

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 May 1976.

In May 1976, “Capitol” label released “Fly Like an Eagle”, the ninth Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded 1975-1976, at “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Steve Miller. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Fly Like an Eagle” at number 445 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller– vocals, guitar, keyboards, sitar, ARP Odyssey
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar
  • Gary Mallaber– drums, percussion
  • James Cotton– harmonica
  • Curley Cooke – guitar
  • Les Dudek– guitar
  • Charles Calamise – bass guitar
  • Kenny Johnson – drums
  • Joe (JD) D’Andrea – percussion
  • John McFee– dobro
  • Joachim Young – B3 organ
  • John Palladino – executive producer
  • Mike Fusaro – recording engineer
  • Jim Gains – mastering
  • Susan McCardle – photography
  • David Stahl – photography

Track listing:

  1. Space Intro – Steve Miller
  2. Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller
  3. Wild Mountain Honey – Steve McCarty
  4. Serenade – Steve Miller, Chris McCart
  5. Dance, Dance, Dance – Steve Miller, Joseph Cooper, Brenda Cooper
  6. Mercury Blues – C. Douglas
  7. Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller
  8. Rock’n Me – Steve Miller
  9. You Send Me – Sam Cooke
  10. Blue Odyssey – Steve Miller
  11. Sweet Maree – Steve Miller
  12. The Window – Steve Miller, Jason Cooper