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On August 12, 1994.

On August 12, 1994, “Strata” label released “Dub Terror Exhaust”, an album by Bill Laswell, the fourth one under the pseudonym Automaton. It was recorded in 1994, at “Greenpoint Studios” in Brooklyn, NY, and was produced by Bill Laswell.


  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar, effects
  • DJ Spooky– turntables
  • Sly Dunbar– drums, percussion
  • Gabriel Katz– bass guitar, effects
  • Layng Martine – assistant engineer
  • Robert Musso– engineering, programming

Track listing:

  1. Astral Altar (The Gateway of Legba) – Bill Laswell
  2. Asyah Dub (Blinding the Starry Eyes of God) – Gabriel Katz, Bill Laswell
  3. The Terran Invasion of Alpha Centauri Year 2794 – DJ Spooky
  4. The Black Meat (Deconstruction of the Bebel Tower of Reason) – Gabriel Katz, Bill Laswell


On June 6, 1989.

On June 6, 1989, “Elektra” label released “World in Motion”, the ninth Jackson Browne album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Groove Masters” in Santa Monica, CA, “The Power Station” in New York City, “Island Studios” in London, “Studio Devout” in  Paris, and was produced by Jackson Browne and Scott Thurston.


  • Jackson Browne – lead vocals, lead, resonator and baritone guitar, piano, baritone guitar, keyboards, drum programming
  • Craig Doerge– keyboards
  • Doug Haywood – keyboards, organ, harmony vocals
  • Ray Lema– keyboards, harmony vocals
  • Jorge Strunz – acoustic gut-string guitar
  • Scott Thurston– bass, keyboards, guitar, harmony vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass guitar, guitar
  • Kevin Dukes– guitar, acoustic and electric guitar
  • David Lindley– lap steel guitar
  • Yves N’Djock – guitar
  • Robbie Shakespeare– bass
  • Sly Dunbar– drums
  • Walfredo Reyes, Jr.– drums
  • Michael Jochum– drums, tom tom
  • Russ Kunkel– drums, drum programming
  • Alex Acuña– percussion
  • Brice Wouassy – percussion
  • Hugo Pedroza – charango, tiple
  • Salif Keita– Malian vocals
  • David Crosby– harmony vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt– harmony vocals
  • Lori B. Williams – harmony vocals
  • Drummie Zeb– harmony vocals
  • Djene Doumbouya – harmony vocals
  • Brinsley Dan Forde– harmony vocals
  • Tony Gad – harmony vocals
  • Bill Irvin – production assistant
  • James Geddes, Paul Smykle – engineer
  • Terry Becker, Jim Nipar, David Tickle, Phillippe Boisse, Roy Hendrickson – additional engineer
  • Scott Blockland, Ingmar Kiang – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax– mastering
  • Ed Wong – technical engineer
  • Dawn Patrol, Jimmy Wachtel – art direction, design
  • Annie Leibovitz – photography
  • Francisco Letelier – paintings

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted:

  1. World in Motion – Jackson Browne, Craig Doerge
  2. Enough of the Night
  3. Chasing You into the Light
  4. How Long
  5. Anything Can Happen
  6. When the Stone Begins to Turn
  7. The Word Justice – Jackson Browne, Scott Thurston
  8. My Personal Revenge – Tomás Borge, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, translation by Jorge Calderón
  9. I Am a Patriot – Steven Van Zandt
  10. Lights and Virtues


On November 21, 1989.

On November 21, 1989, “Virgin” label released “Beauty”, the eighth Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded in 1989, at “Take One Studio”, “Zero Studio”, “Onkio Haus”, “Sound Inn Studio” in Tokyo, “Platinum Island Recording Studio”, “Right Tracks Studio”, “Bear Tracks”, “The Power Station” in New York City, “Complex” in Los Angeles, and was produced by  Ryuichi Sakamoto.


  • Ryuichi Sakamoto– vocals, mixing, engineering, arranger, keyboards, piano
  • Arto Lindsay– vocals, rap
  • Brian Wilson– vocals
  • Kazumi Tamaki, Misako Koja – vocals, shamisen
  • Nicky Holland – vocals
  • Yoriko Ganeko – vocals, shamisen, castanets
  • Youssou N’Dour, Laura Shaheen, Robert Wyatt, Jill Jones– vocals
  • Alex Brown, Angel Rogers, Anita Sherman – backing vocals
  • Kirk Crumpler – keyboards, programmer
  • Carlos Lomas, Bun Itakura, Dali Kimoko-N’Dala, Robbie Robertson– guitar
  • Eddie Martinez– guitar, soloist
  • Pino Palladino, Mark Johnson, Larry White – bass
  • Sly Dunbar– drums
  • Pandit Dinesh– tabla
  • Naná Vasconcelos, Paco Yé, Seidou “Baba” Outtara, Sibiri Outtara – percussion
  • Magatie Fall – talking drum
  • Milton Cardona– shekere
  • Shankar– double violin
  • Sang Won Park– zither
  • Sham Guibbory – string section leader
  • Jiang Jian Huo – erhu
  • Greg Calbi, Jason Corsaro – engineer, mixing
  • Ikuo Honma, Kinji Yoshino, Mark Lynette, Naoto Shibuya, Roger Moutenot, Yutaka Arai – engineer
  • Carmen Rizzo– engineer, mixing, programmer
  • Dan Gellert, Douglas Rose, Gary Solomon, John Herman, Junichi Yamazaki , Michael White, Seiichi Yoritomi, Tetsuya Ishizuka, Yuuki Mizutani, Darin Prindle, Kevin Casey, Sylvia Massy– assistant engineer
  • Masaya Nishida, Jeff Bova, Bill Seery – programming
  • Yuji Suguyama – programming, computer operation
  • Shingo Take – sampling

Track listing (Japanese version):

All tracks by Ryuchi Sakamoto.

  1. Calling from Tokyo
  2. A Rose
  3. Asadoya Yunta
  4. Futique
  5. Amore
  6. We Love You
  7. Diabaram
  8. A Pile of Time
  9. Romance
  10. Chinsagu No Hana
  11. Adagio

In September 1981.

In September 1981, “Polydor” label released “Lord Upminster”, the second Ian Dury studio album. It was recorded April – May 1981, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Chas Jankel, Steven Stanley and Ian Dury.


  • Ian Dury – vocals
  • Chas Jankel- guitars, keyboards
  • Robbie Shakespeare- bass guitars
  • Sly Dunbar- drums
  • Tyrone Downie- clavinets, prophet-5, steinway and sons pianos
  • Chas, Gina, Harold, Laura, Tina, Tyrone – backing vocals
  • Recordedby Steven Stanley, Harold Dorsett
  • Mixedby Steven Stanley
  • Assistant Mixing by Harold Dorsett
  • Cover photography – Paul Kaye

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Dury and Chas Jankel, except where noted.

  1. Funky Disco (Pops)
  2. Red (Letter)
  3. Girls (Watching) – Sly Dunbar
  4. Wait (For Me)
  5. The (Body Song)
  6. Lonely (Town)
  7. Lonely (Town)
  8. Trust (Is A Must)
  9. Spasticus (Autisticus)



In August 1983.

In August 1983, “Columbia” label released “Future Shock”, the thirty-fifth Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in 1983, at “OAO Studios” and “RPM Studios” in New York City, “Garage Sale Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Herbie Hancock and material. The album’s cover art was derived from a work by David Em. In 1984, Herbie Hancock won “Grammy” award for best R&B performance. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Herbie Hancock– piano, synthesizer, Fairlight CMI, keyboards
  • Bill Laswell– electric bass
  • S.T.– turntables, “FX”
  • Pete Cosey– electric guitar
  • Michael Beinhorn– keyboards
  • Daniel Poncé – percussion
  • Sly Dunbar– drums, percussion
  • Dwight Jackson Jr. – lead vocals
  • Lamar Wright – lead vocals
  • Bernard Fowler, S.T., Roger Trilling, Nicky Skopelitis– backing vocals
  • Dominick Maita – engineer
  • Martin Bisi – engineer
  • Dave Jerden – mix
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn and Bill O. Laswell, except where noted.

  1. Rockit
  2. Future Shock – Curtis Mayfield
  3. TFS
  4. Earth Beat
  5. Autodrive
  6. Rough


In July 1980.

In July 1980, “Mango” label released “Sinsemilla”, the third Black Uhuru album. It was recorded in January 1980, at “Channel One Studio” in Kingston, Jamaica, and was produced by Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.


  • Michael Rose- lead vocals
  • Derrick “Duckie” Simpson – harmony vocals
  • Puma Jones- harmony vocals
  • Robbie Shakespeare- bass
  • Sly Dunbar- drums, percussion
  • Ansel Collins- piano, organ
  • Jimmy Becker – harmonica
  • Radcliffe “Dougie” Bryan – guitar
  • Bertram “Ranchie” McLean- guitar
  • Uziah “Sticky” Thompson- percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Rose.

  1. Happiness
  2. World is Africa
  3. Push Push
  4. There Is Fire
  5. No Loafing (Sit and Wonder)
  6. Sinsemilia
  7. Endurance
  8. Vampire

In June 1981.

In June 1981, “EMI America” label released “Wanted Dread & Alive”, the fifth Peter Tosh album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Dynamic Studios” in Kingston, Jamaica, and was produced by Peter Tosh.


  • Peter Tosh – lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • The Tamlins – backing vocals
  • Robbie Shakespeare – bass
  • Sly Dunbar – drums
  • Pee Wee – flute
  • Darryl Thompson – lead guitar
  • Mikey Chung – rhythm guitar
  • Keith Sterling, Robbie Lyn – keyboards
  • Gwen Guthrie – lead vocals
  • Noel “Scully” Simms, Uziah “Sticky” Thompson – percussion
  • Dean Fraser – tenor & alto saxophone
  • Ronald “Nambo” Robinson – trombone
  • Barry Rogers, Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini – horns
  • Geoffrey Chung – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Tosh except where noted.

  1. Coming in Hot
  2. Nothing But Love – Ella Mitchell, Freddie Harris
  3. Reggae-Mylitis
  4. The Poor Man Feel It
  5. Cold Blood
  6. Wanted Dread & Alive
  7. Rastafari Is
  8. That’s What They Will Do
  9. Fools Die

In May 1983.

In May 1983, “EMI” label released “Mama Africa”, the sixth Peter Tosh studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Chris Kimsey and Peter Tosh.


  • Peter Tosh – clavinet
  • Audrey Hall, Betty Wright, Chris Kimsey, Donald Kinsey, Dorriett Myers, Pam Hall, Peter Tosh, Raymond Hall, The Tamlins – backing vocals
  • Leebert “Gibby” Morrison, George “Fully” Fullwood, Robbie Shakespeare – bass
  • Carlton “Santa” Davis, Sly Dunbar – drums
  • Mikey Chung, Steve Golding – rhythm guitar
  • Darryl Thompson, Donald Kinsey – lead guitar
  • Byron Allred, Peter Couch – keyboards
  • Robert Lynn – organ
  • Skully, Uziah “Sticky” Thompson – percussion
  • Keith Sterling – piano
  • Dean Fraser – saxophone
  • Ronald “Nambo” Robinson – trombone
  • Arnold Breckenridge, David Madden, Junior “Chico” Chin – trumpet
  • Jon Paris – harmonica
  • Geoffrey Chung, Lancelot “Maxie” McKenzie – engineer
  • Mixed by – Chris Kimsey, Peter Tosh; John “Jellybean” Benitez

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Tosh; except where noted.

  1. Mama Africa
  2. Glass House
  3. Not Gonna Give It Up
  4. Stop That Train
  5. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  6. Where You Gonna Run – Donald Kinsey
  7. Peace Treaty
  8. Feel No Way
  9. Maga Dog


In May 1981.

In May 1981, “Mango” label released “Red”, the sixth Black Uhuru album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Channel One” in Kingston, Jamaica, and “Compass Point” in Nassau, Bahamas, and was produced by Sly & Robbie.


  • Michael Rose- vocals
  • Derrick “Duckie” Simpson – harmony vocals
  • Puma Jones- harmony vocals
  • Mikey Chung- rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Radcliff “Dougie” Bryan – lead guitar
  • Barry Reynolds- lead guitar
  • Robert Lynn – piano
  • Keith Sterling- piano
  • Sly Dunbar- drums, syndrums
  • Robbie Shakespeare- bass, piano
  • Ranchie McLean- rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Uziah “Sticky” Thompson- percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Rose, except where noted.

  1. Youth of Eglington
  2. Sponji Reggae
  3. Sistren – Michael Rose, Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
  4. Journey – Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
  5. Utterance
  6. Puff She Puff
  7. Rockstone – Michael Rose, Derrick “Duckie” Simpson
  8. Carbine

On November 7, 1982.


On November 7, 1982, “Island” label released “Living My Life”, the sixth Grace Jones studio album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Compass Point Studios” in Bahamas, and was produced by Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin. The album cover art was created by Jean-Paul Goude and Rob O’Connor. The album was certified Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”.


  • Benji Armbrister– assistant engineering
  • Wally Badarou– keyboards
  • Chris Blackwell– production
  • Michael Brauer– mixing
  • Mikey Chung– guitar
  • Sly Dunbar– drums, syndrum
  • Jean-Paul Goude– design, photography
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Grace Jones– vocals
  • Rob O’Connor – design
  • Barry Reynolds– guitar
  • Trevor Rogers – photography
  • Alex Sadkin– organ, engineering, mixing
  • Robbie Shakespeare– bass guitar
  • Steven Stanley– engineering, mixing
  • Uziah Thompson– percussion

Track listing:

  1. My Jamaican Guy- Grace Jones
  2. Nipple to the Bottle – Grace Jones, Sly Dunbar
  3. The Apple Stretching – Melvin Van Peebles
  4. Everybody Hold Still – Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds
  5. Cry Now, Laugh Later – Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds
  6. Inspiration – Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds
  7. Unlimited Capacity for Love – Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds