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Eddie Vedder: Earthling

On February 11, 2022, “Republic” and “Seattle Surf” labels released “Earthling”, the third Eddie Vedder studio album. It was recorded in 2021, and was produced by Andrew Surf.


  • Eddie Vedder – lead and backing vocals, guitar, tenor guitar, piano, keyboards, ukelin, drums, percussion, layout design, typeface
  • Josh Klinghoffer – guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, percussion, backing vocals
  • Stevie Wonder – harmonica
  • Danny Long – piano
  • Elton John – lead and backing vocals, piano
  • Benmont Tench – Hammond organ 
  • Andrew Watt – bass, guitar, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion, drum machine, backing vocals, string arrangements
  • Chad Smith – drums, percussion
  • Ringo Starr – drums, percussion
  • Abe Laboriel Jr. – drums, percussion
  • Joshua Ranz – clarinet
  • Steve Kujala – flute
  • Dylan Hart – French horn
  • Thomas Hooten – piccolo trumpet
  • David Campbell – conductor, string and horn arrangements, strings direction
  • Alyssa Park – violin, concert master
  • Sara Parkins – violin
  • Josefina Vergara – violin
  • Tammy Hatwan – violin
  • Paula Hochhalter – cello
  • Jacob Braun – cello
  • Edward Severson Jr. – vocals
  • Olivia Vedder – backing vocals
  • Harper Vedder – backing vocals
  • Paul Lamalfa – engineer
  • Marco Sonzini – engineer
  • Steve Churchyard – engineer
  • Scott Moore – engineer assistant
  • John Burton –additional engineering
  • Bryce Bordone – mixing
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Randy Merrill – mastering
  • Joe Spix – layout design, typeface
  • Danny Clinch – photography
  • Bettie Ross – production coordination
  • Suzie Katayama – production coordination

Track listing:

All lyrics by Eddie Vedder, all music as noted.

  1. Invincible – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer
  2. Power of Right – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer
  3. Long Way – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  4. Brother the Cloud – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  5. Fallout Today – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  6. The Dark – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  7. The Haves – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer
  8. Good and Evil – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  9. Rose of Jericho – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  10. Try – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  11. Picture – Eddie Vedder, Elton John, Andrew Wotman
  12. Mrs. Mills – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer
  13. On My Way – Eddie Vedder, Andrew Wotman. Josh Klinghoffer

Ronnie Foster: Sweet Revival

In December 1972, “Blue Note” label released “Sweet Revival”, the second Ronnie Foster studio album. It was recorded in December 1972, at “Generation Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Horace Ott.


  • Ronnie Foster – organ
  • David Spinozza, John Tropea – electric guitar
  • Wilbur Bascomb Jr. – electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Ernie Hayes – electric piano
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Horace Ott – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Ronnie Foster, except where noted.

  1. Sweet Revival – Joe Sample
  2. Lisa’s Love
  3. Back Stabbers – Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead
  4. Me and Mrs. Jones – Kenny Hamble, Cary Gilbert, Leon Huff
  5. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  6. Where Is the Love – Ralph McDonald, William Salter
  7. Some Neck
  8. It’s Just Gotta Be That Way – Wayne Henderson
  9. Superwoman – Stevie Wonder
  10. Inot

Labelle: Pressure Cookin’

On August 7, 1973, “RCA” label released “Pressure Cookin’”, the third Labelle studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “RCA Studio D” in New York City, and was produced by Vicki Vickham and Stevie Wonder.


  • Patti LaBelle – vocals
  • Nona Hendryx – vocals
  • Sarah Dash – vocals
  • Buzz Feiten, Eddie Martinez, Hank Redd – guitars
  • Leroi Conley – guitars, percussion 
  • Andre Lewis – organ, electric piano, clavinet, bass guitar, drums, percussion, arrangements
  • Luther Eaddy – organ
  • Carmine Rojas – bass guitar
  • Larry Davis, Emry Thomas – drums
  • Daniel Ben Zebulon – percussion
  • Mike Moran, Tom Brown – engineer
  • Roger Williams – artwork, design
  • Bob Gruen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Nona Hendryx, except where noted.

  1. Pressure Cookin’
  2. Medley: Something in the Air / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Speedy Keen / Gil-Scott Heron
  3. Sunshine (Woke Me Up This Morning)
  4. (Can I Speak Before You Go To) Hollywood
  5. Mr. Music Man
  6. Goin’ On a Holiday
  7. Let Me See You in the Light
  8. Open Up Your Heart – Stevie Wonder
  9. Last Dance

Marvin Gaye: Moods of Marvin Gaye

On May 23, 1966, “Tamla” label released “Moods of Marvin Gaye”, the seventh Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded 1965 – 1966, at “Hitsville” in Detroit, US, and was produced by Smokey Robinson, Brian Holland, Clarence Paul and Lamont Dozier.


  • Marvin Gaye – lead vocals
  • Marv Tarplin – guitar
  • The Funk Brothers – instrumentation
  • The Andantes – backing vocals
  • The Miracles – backing vocals
  • The Spinners – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Be Doggone – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarpin
  2. Little Darling (I Need You) – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  3. Take This Heart of Mine – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin
  4. Hey Diddle Diddle – Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fugua, Marvin Gaye
  5. One More Heartache – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Tarplin, Ronald White
  6. Ain’t That Peculiar – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Tarplin
  7. Night Life – Walt Breeland, Paul Buskrik, Willie Nelson
  8. You’ve Been a Long Time Coming – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  9. Your Unchanging Love – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  10. You’re the One for Me – Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder
  11. I Worry ‘Bout You – Norman Mapp
  12. One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

Stevie Wonder: For Once in My Life

On December 8, 1968, “Motown” label released “For Once in My Life”, the ninth studio and the tenth overall Stevie Wonder album. It was recorded December 1967 – August 1968, at “Hitsville U.S.A.” in Detroit, and was produced by Stevoe Wonder, Henry Cosby and Don Hunter.


  • Stevie Wonder – vocals, harmonica, piano, organ, clavinet, drums, percussion
  • Robert White – guitar
  • Earl Van Dyke – piano
  • James Jamerson – bass
  • Uriel Jones – drums
  • The Funk Brothers – various instruments
  • The Originals – backing vocals
  • The Andantes – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. For Once in My Life – Ron Miller, Orlando Murden
  2. Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day – Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  3. You Met Your Match – Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Wonder
  4. I Wanna Make Her Love Me – Henry Cosby, Don Hardaway, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  5. I’m More Than Happy (I’m Satisfied) – Henry Cosby, Cameron Grant, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  6. I Don’t Know Why – Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Paul Riser, Stevie Wonder
  7. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  8. I’d Be a Fool Right Now – Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  9. Ain’t No Lovin’ – Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Paul Riser, Stevie Wonder
  10. God Bless the Child – Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday
  11. Do I Love Her – Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy
  12. The House on the Hill – Lawrence Brown, Berry Gordy, Allen Story

Melvin Ragin

On October 24, 2018, Melvin M. Ragin aka Wah Wah Watson died aged 67. He was musician (guitar), famous for his unique skills with wah-wah pedal. He was member of The Funk Brothers, the studio band for “Motown Records”, recorded and performed with Dizzy Gillespie, John Lee Hooker, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Vanessa Williams, Thelma Houston, The Four Tops, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Michael Jackson, Maxwell, The Beach Boys, George Benson, Bobbi Humphrey, Janet Jackson, Yung Berg, Blondie, Norman Whitfield, The Undisputed Truth, Donald Byrd, Labelle, Love Unlimited, Cher, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gloria Gaynor, The Temptations (his guitar work on “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”), Pointer Sisters, Martha Reeves, Rose Royce, Bob Scaggs and Herbie Hancock. As leader, Wah Wah Watson released one solo album (Elementary, 1976).

Joshua Redman: Wish

On September 21, 1993, “Warner Bros” label released “Wish”, the second Joshua Redman studio album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Power Station” and “Village Vanguard” in New York City, and was produced by Matt Pierson.


  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Pat Metheny – guitar
  • Charlie Haden – double bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

 Track listing:

  1. Turnaround – Ornette Coleman
  2. Soul Dance – Joshua Redman
  3. Make Sure You’re Sure – Stevie Wonder
  4. The Deserving Many – Joshua Redman
  5. We Had a Sister – Pat Metheny
  6. Moose the Mooche – Charlie Parker
  7. Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
  8. Whittlin – Pat Metheny
  9. Wish (live) – Joshua Redman
  10. Blues for Pat (live) – Charlie Haden

Mel Tormé: Tormé: A New Album

In June 1977, “Gryphone Records” label released “Tormé: A New Album”, the 15th Mel Tormé album. It was recorded in June 1977, in London.


  • Mel Tormé – vocals, arranger
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone
  • Gordon Beck – keyboards
  • Barry Miles – piano
  • Vic Juris – guitar
  • Brian Hodges – electric bass
  • Terry Silverlight – drums
  • Christopher Gunning – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. All in Love Is Fair – Stevie Wonder
  2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Ewan MacColl
  3. New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
  4. Stars – Janis Ian
  5. Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
  6. Ordinary Fool – Paul Williams
  7. Medley
  8. (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young -M. Philippe Gerard, Angela Vannier, Johnny Mercer
  9. Yesterday When I was Young – Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer
  10. Bye Bye Blackbird – Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson