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In February 1980.

In February 1980, “Arista” label released the debut, self-titled Willie Nile album. It was recorded in 1979, at ”Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Roy Halee. “Stereo Review” magazine voted it (together with The Clash “London Calling”) record of the year for 1980.

Personnel:

  • Willie Nile– vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, piano
  • Clay Barnes – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Peter Hoffman – rlectric guitar
  • Tom Ethridge – bass
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion
  • Mark Johnson – background vocals
  • Roy Halee – engineer
  • Phil Jamtaas – remix
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Ron Kellum – art direction
  • Christine Olympia Rodin – cover photo
  • John Noonan, Ron Kellum – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Willie Nile.

  1. Vagabond Moon
  2. Dear Lord
  3. It’s All Over
  4. Across the River
  5. She’s So Cold
  6. I’m Not Waiting
  7. That’s the Reason
  8. They’ll Build a Statue of You
  9. Old Men Sleeping on the Bowery
  10. Behind the Cathedral
  11. Sing Me a Song
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In August 1974.

In August 1974, “A&M” label released “I Can Stand a Little Rain”, the fourth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Price.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Henry McCullough, Cornell Dupree, Jay Graydon, Ralph Hammer, Ray Palmer, Ray Parker, Jr.– guitar
  • Chuck Rainey, Clydie King, Dave McDaniel, Chris Stewart – bass
  • Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Ollie E. Brown, Jeff Porcaro, Denny Seiwell, Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Randy Newman, Nicky Hopkins, Greg Mathieson, Jimmy Webb, Jim Price, David Paich, Richard Tee, Peggy Sandvig – keyboards
  • Jim Horn, Trevor Lawrence – saxophone
  • Stuart Blumberg, Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Mayo Tiana, Jim Price– trombone
  • Merry Clayton, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Daniel Moore- backing vocals
  • Jim Price, Jimmy Webb– arrangements
  • Engineers, recording, mixing – Rob Fraboniand Nat Jeffrey, Joe Tuzen, Mario Aglietti, Rick Heenan, J.J. Jansen, Carlton Lee, Ken Klinger, Zak Zenor
  • Mastered by Kent Duncan
  • Steve Vaughan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Put Out the Light – Daniel Moore
  2. I Can Stand a Little Rain – Jim Price
  3. I Get Mad – Joe Cocker, Jim Price
  4. Sing Me a Song – Henry McCullough
  5. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Jimmy Webb
  6. Don’t Forget Me – Harry Nilsson
  7. You Are So Beautiful – Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
  8. It’s a Sin (When You Love Somebody) – Jimmy Webb
  9. Performance – Allen Toussaint
  10. Guilty – Randy Newman