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On June 25, 1991.

On June 25, 1991, “Arista” label released “What You See Is What You Sweat”, the thirty-third Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, David “Pic” Conley, Aretha Franklin, Michel Legrand, Oliver Leiber, Gene Lennon, Bruce Roberts, Joshua Thompson, David Townsend, Luther Vandross, Narada Michael Walden and Elliot Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead and background vocals, piano
  • Rick Iantosca – acoustic guitar
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Vernon Black – guitar
  • David Townsend – guitar
  • Jean-Marc Benais – guitar
  • Teddy F. White – guitar
  • Al Turner – bass guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar
  • Dominique Bertram – bass guitar
  • Rudolph Stansfield – piano
  • Thierry Eliez – piano
  • Skip Anderson – keyboards
  • Burt Bacharach – keyboards
  • Oliver Leiber – keyboards, drum programming, guitar
  • Jason Miles – keyboards
  • Louis Biancaniello – keyboards, programming
  • David Foster – keyboards, programming
  • Nat Adderley Jr. – keyboards
  • Bobby Wooten – keyboards, electric piano, drum programming, synthesizer
  • Michael Boddicker – keyboards, programming
  • Hubert Eaves III – keyboards, drum programming
  • Elliot Wolff – keyboards, drum programming
  • Joshua Thompson – keyboards, guitar, synthesizer
  • Peter Schwartz – additional keyboards
  • Charles Scales – synthesizer
  • Michel Legrand – synthesizer
  • Guy Vaughn – drum programming
  • Narada Michael Walden – drums, programming
  • Buster Marbury – drums
  • André Ceccarelli – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Larry Fratangelo – percussion
  • Larry Williams – programming
  • Franck Thore – Pan pipes
  • Onita Sanders – harp
  • Candy Dulfer – saxophone
  • David Boruff – saxophone
  • Gene Lennon – programming
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals
  • Jesse Richardson – background vocals
  • Sandra Feva – background vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – background vocals
  • Fonzi Thornton – background vocals
  • Diane Green – background vocals
  • Sherry Fox – background vocals
  • Portia Griffin – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Jarvis Barker – background vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – background vocals
  • Skyler Jett – background vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – background vocals
  • Tony Lindsay – background vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie – background vocals
  • Tawatha Agee – background vocals
  • Donna Davis – background vocals
  • Marj Harber – background vocals
  • Esther Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gloria Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Gracie Ridgeway – background vocals
  • Clive Davis – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Everyday people – Sly Stone
  2. Ever Changing Times – Burt Bacharach, Bill Conti, Carole Bayer Sager
  3. What You See Is What You Sweat – David Conley, Derrick Culler, Gene Lennon, Joshua Thompson
  4. Mary Goes Round – Elliot Wolff, Oliver Leiber
  5. I Dreamed a Dream – Alain Boubill, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean Marc Natel, Claude Michel Schonberg
  6. Someone’s Else’s Eyes – Bruce Roberts, Burt Bacharach, Bayer Sager
  7. Doctor’s Orders – Luther Vandross, Hubert Eaves III
  8. You Can’t Take Me for Granted – Aretha Franklin
  9. What You Give – Aretha Franklin
  10. Everyday People (Shep Pettibone Remix) – Sly Stone

On December 2, 1995.

On December 2, 1995, “DIW” label released “The Tip”, the 71st David Murray album. It was recorded in May 1994, at “Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Kanzunori Sugiyama.

Personnel:

  • David Murray – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Robert Irving III – synthesizer, organ
  • Bobby Broom – guitar
  • Daryl Thompson – guitar
  • Darryl Jones – bass
  • Toby Williams – drums
  • Kahil El’Zabar – vocal, percussion
  • Olu Dara – cornet
  • G’Ra – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Sex Machine – Sly Stone
  2. Flowers for Albert – David Murray
  3. Removen Veil – Darryl Jones
  4. M.D. – Robert Irving III
  5. Kahari Romare – Kahil El’Zabar
  6. The Tip – Darryl Jones
  7. Mailinda – Robert Irving III
  8. One World Family – Kahil El’Zabar, David Murray

On December 18, 1976.

On December 18, 1976, “Epic/CBS” labels released “Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I’m Back”, the eighth Sly and the Family Stone album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Sly Stone.

Personnel:

  • Sly Stone: vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, various instruments, string arrangements
  • Cynthia Robinson: vocals, trumpet
  • Joe Baker: vocals, guitar
  • Dwight Hogan: vocals, bass
  • John Colla: vocals, alto and soprano saxophone
  • Steve Schuster: tenor saxophone, flute
  • John Farey: keyboards, percussion
  • Virginia Ayers: vocals, percussion
  • Anthony Warren: drums
  • Lady Bianca: lead and background vocals, clavinet
  • Vicki Blackwell: violin
  • Ed Bogas: string arrangements
  • Armando Peraza: timbales, congas
  • Peter Frampton: guitar
  • Sister Vet& Cousin Tiny: vocals
  • Karat Faye: Engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Sly Stone.

  1. Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I’m Back
  2. What Was I Thinkin’ in My Head
  3. Nothing Less Than Happiness
  4. Sexy Situation
  5. Blessing in Disguise
  6. Everything in You
  7. Mother Is a Hippie
  8. Let’s Be Together
  9. The Thing
  10. Family Again

On November 3, 1979.

On November 3, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Back on the Right Track”, the ninth Sly and the Family Stone album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Mark Davis.

Personnel:

  • Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) – vocals, keyboards, harmonica
  • Mark Davis – keyboards
  • Walter Downing – keyboards
  • Alvin Taylor – drums
  • Keni Burke – bass
  • Hamp Banks – guitar
  • Joseph Baker – guitar
  • Roscoe Peterson – guitar
  • Ollie E. Brown – percussion
  • Cynthia Robinson – trumpet
  • Tom DeCourcey – trombone
  • Pat Rizzo – saxophone
  • Steve Madaio, Gary Herbig, Fred Smith – horns
  • Rose Banks, Lisa Banks, Joe Baker, Freddie Stewart – background vocals
  • Karat Faye – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Sly Stone except where noted.

  1. Remember Who You Are – Sly Stone, Hamp Banks
  2. Back On The Right Track
  3. If It’s Not Addin’ Up…
  4. The Same Thing (Makes You Laugh, Makes You Cry)
  5. Shine It On
  6. It Takes All Kinds
  7. Who’s To Say
  8. Sheer Energy

 

In October 1967.

In October 1967, “Epic” label released “A Whole New Thing”, the debut Sly and the Family Stone album. It was recorded in June 1967, and was produced by Sly Stone.

Personnel:

  • Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) – vocals,  organ, guitar, piano, celeste, harmonica
  • Freddie Stone– vocals, guitar
  • Larry Graham– vocals, bass guitar
  • Cynthia Robinson– trumpet, vocal ad-libs
  • Jerry Martini– saxophone
  • Greg Errico– drums
  • Little Sister(Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton) – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks written by Sly Stone.

  1. Underdog
  2. If This Room Could Talk
  3. Run, Run, Run
  4. Turn Me Loose
  5. Let Me Hear It from You
  6. Advice
  7. I Cannot Make It
  8. Trip to Your Heart
  9. I Hate to Love Her
  10. Bad Risk
  11. That Kind of Person
  12. Dog

In September 1968.

In September 1968, “Epic” label released “Life”, the third Sly and the Family Stone studio album. It was recorded in 1968 in San Francisco, and was produced by Sly Stone.

Personnel:

  • Sly Stone– vocals, organ, guitar, piano, harmonica, and more
  • Freddie Stone– vocals, guitar
  • Larry Graham– vocals, bass guitar
  • Rosie Stone– vocals, piano, keyboard
  • Cynthia Robinson– trumpet, vocal ad-libs
  • Jerry Martini– saxophone
  • Greg Errico– drums
  • Little Sister- Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Sylvester Stewart.

  1. Dynamite!
  2. Chicken
  3. Plastic Jim
  4. Fun
  5. Into My Own Thing
  6. Harmony
  7. Life
  8. Love City
  9. I’m an Animal
  10. M’Lady
  11. Jane Is a Groupee

In August 1965.

In August 1965, “Autumn” label released “The Beau Brummels Volume 2”, the second Beau Brummels studio album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by Sylvester Stewart (Sly Stone).

Personnel:

  • Sal Valentino – vocals
  • Ron Elliott – lead guitar
  • Ron Meagher – guitar
  • Declan Mulligan – bass
  • John Petersen – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Elliot, except where noted.

  1. You Tell Me Why
  2. I Want You
  3. Doesn’t Matter
  4. That’s Alright – Sal Valentino
  5. Sometime at Night – Bob Durand, Ron Elliott
  6. Can It Be – Bob Durand, Ron Elliott
  7. Sad Little Girl
  8. Woman – Bob Durand, Ron Elliott
  9. Don’t Talk to Strangers – Bob Durand, Ron Elliott
  10. I’ve Never Known – Bob Durand, Ron Elliott
  11. When It Comes to Your Love
  12. In Good Time

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Epic” label released “Small Talk”, the seventh Sly and the Family Stone album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Sly Stone.

Personnel:

  • Sly Stone– vocals, organ, guitar, piano, harmonica
  • Freddie Stone– background vocals, guitar
  • Rose Stone– background vocals, piano, keyboard
  • Cynthia Robinson– trumpet
  • Jerry Martini– saxophone
  • Pat Rizzo– saxophone
  • Sid Page– violin
  • Rusty Allen– bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark, Bill Lordan– drums
  • Little Sister (Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton) – background vocals
  • Karat Faye– engineer
  • Ed Bogas– string arranger
  • Norman Seeff– cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sylvester Stewart, save for “Small Talk”, written by Sylvester Stewart and W. Silva

  1. Small Talk
  2. Say You Will
  3. Mother Beautiful
  4. Time For Livin’
  5. Can’t Strain My Brain
  6. Loose Booty
  7. Holdin’ On
  8. Wishful Thinkin’
  9. Better Thee Than Me
  10. Livin’ While I’m Livin
  11. This is Love

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Josie” label released the debut, self-titled Meters album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn.

Personnel:

  • Art Neville– organ, keyboards, composer
  • Ziggy Modeliste– drums, composer
  • Leo Nocentelli– guitar, composer
  • George Porter Jr.– bass guitar, composer
  • Janie Gans – art supervisor
  • Jake Kennedy – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli and George Porter, Jr., except where noted.

  1. Cissy Strut
  2. Here Comes the Meter Man
  3. Cardova
  4. Live Wire
  5. Art
  6. Sophisticated Cissy
  7. Ease Back
  8. 6V6 LA
  9. Sehorn’s Farm
  10. Ann
  11. Stormy – Buddy Buie, R. Cobb
  12. Sing a Simple Song – Sly Stone

In April 1965.

In April 1965, “Autumn” label released “Introducing The Beau Brummels”, the debut  Beau Brummels album.  It was recorded 1964-1965, and was produced by Sly Stone.

Personnel:

  • Sal Valentino – vocals
  • Ron Elliott – lead guitar
  • Ron Meagher – guitar
  • Declan Mulligan – bass
  • John Petersen – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Elliot, except where noted.

  1. Laugh, Laugh
  2. Still in Love With You Baby
  3. Just a Little – Bob Durand, Ron Elliott
  4. Just Wait and See
  5. Oh Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
  6. Ain’t That Loving You Baby – Deadric Malone
  7. Stick Like Glue
  8. They’ll Make You Cry
  9. That’s, If You Want Me To
  10. I Want More Loving
  11. I Would Be Happy
  12. Not Too Long Ago