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On July 30, 1968.

On July 30, 1968, “Atco” label released “Last Time Around”, the third and final Buffalo Springfield studio album. It was recorded February 1967 – April 1968, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles,”Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Richie Furay– vocals, guitar
  • Dewey Martin- drums
  • Jim Messina– vocals, bass
  • Stephen Stills– lead and background vocals, guitar, piano, B3 organ, bass, clavinet, vibes, percussion, handclaps
  • Neil Young– lead and background vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Bruce Palmer– bass
  • Jim Fielder– bass
  • Buddy Miles– drums
  • Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Gary Marker: bass
  • Jeremy Stuart – harpsichord, calliope, bells
  • Rusty Young- pedal steel guitar
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Adrian Barber, Phil Iehle, Jim Messina – engineer

Track listing:

  1. On the Way Home – Neil Young
  2. It’s So Hard to Wait – Richie Furay, Neil Young
  3. Pretty Girl Why – Stephen Stills
  4. Four Days Gone – Stephen Stills
  5. Carefree Country Day – Jim Messina
  6. Special Care – Stephen Stills
  7. The Hour of Not Quite Rain – Callen, Richie Furay
  8. Questions – Stephen Stills
  9. I Am a Child – Neil Young
  10. Merry-Go-Round – Richie Furay
  11. Uno Mundo – Stephen Stills
  12. Kind Woman – Richie Furay

 

 

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On March 28, 1974.

On March 28, 1974, “Mercury” label released “The Golden Scarab”, the debut Ray Manzarek solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Botnick and Bob Brown.

Personnel:

  • Ray Manzarek – lead vocals, keyboards, piano, organ, synthesizer, kalimba
  • Larry Carlton- guitar
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Patti Smith – vocals
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet
  • Mayuto Correa- wood block, bongos, congas
  • Milt Holland- pandeiro, cabasa, quica, African cowbell
  • Jerry Scheff- bass
  • Ernie Watts- tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Steve Forman – tuned cowbells, whistles, guiro, tuned wood blocks

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Manzarek except where noted.

  1. He Can’t Come Today
  2. Solar Boat
  3. Downbound Train – Chuck Berry
  4. The Golden Scarab
  5. The Purpose of Existence Is?
  6. The Moorish Idol
  7. Choose Up and Choose Off
  8. Oh Thou Precious Nectar Filled Form (or) A Little Fart

On March 2, 1979.

On March 2, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Thanks I’ll Eat It Here”, the only Lowell George solo album. It was recorded in 1078, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lowell George. The cover art, painted by Neon Park, is a version of Édouard Manet’s painting “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” with Marlene Dietrich, Fidel Castro and Bob Dylan as the diners.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George – vocals, guitar
  • Bonnie Raitt- vocals
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • Denny Christianson – keyboards, horns
  • David Foster- keyboards
  • Chilli Charles – drums
  • Nicky Hopkins- keyboards
  • Jim Price- horns
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Michael Baird- drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Bobby Bruce – violin, guitar
  • Turner Stephen Bruton- guitar
  • Luis Damian – guitar, keyboards
  • Gordon DeWitty – keyboards, piano
  • Maxine Dixon – piano
  • Arthur Gerst – piano
  • Jimmy Greenspoon – guitar, piano
  • Roberto Gutierrez – vocals, guitar, drums
  • Richie Hayward- drums
  • Jerry Jumonville – saxophone, guitar
  • Ron Koss – guitar, engineering
  • Darrell Leonard – horn, vocals
  • Maxayn Lewis- vocals
  • David Paich- keyboards
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Dean Parks- guitar, keyboards
  • Bruce Paulson – keyboards
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- vocals
  • Joel Peskin – vocals, saxophone
  • John Phillips- saxophone, drums
  • Peggy Sandvig – piano
  • James Self – tuba
  • Steve Madaio – horns
  • Floyd Sneed – drums, vocals
  • D. Souther- bass, vocals
  • Paul Stallworth – bass, guitar
  • Fred Tackett- guitar, vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – vocals
  • Donn Landee, George Massenburg– engineering
  • Billy Youdelman, Bruce Botnick, Doug Botnick – assistant engineer
  • Michael Ward – truck driver, drum tech
  • Brad Kanawyer, Michael Hollyfield – design
  • Elizabeth George, Bob Marks, Nancy Goldfarb – photography

Track listing:

  1. What Do You Want the Girl to Do – Allen Toussaint
  2. Honest Man – Lowell George, Fred Tackett
  3. Two Trains – Lowell George
  4. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernie Miller
  5. Cheek to Cheek – Lowell George, Van Dyke Parks, Martin Kibbee (aka Fred Martin))
  6. Easy Money – Rickie Lee Jones
  7. Twenty Million Things – Lowell George, Jed Levy
  8. Find a River – Fred Tackett
  9. Himmler’s Ring – Jimmy Webb

 

On January 19, 1987.

On January 19, 1987, “Slash” label released “By the Light of the Moon”, the fourth Los Lobos album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by T-Bone Burnett, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, Louie Pérez and Steve Berlin.

Personnel:

  • David Hidalgo– lead vocals, guitars, accordion, six-string bass, lap steel, violin, hidalguera, percussion
  • Cesar Rosas– lead vocals, guitars, bajo sexto, mandolin, vihuela
  • Conrad Lozano– vocals, Fender electric bass, acoustic bass, guitarrón
  • Louie Pérez– drums, guitars, tenor longneck plecktrum, hidalguera
  • Steve Berlin– tenor and baritone saxophones, harmonica
  • Alex Acuña– percussion
  • T-Bone Burnett– vocals
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • Anton Fier– drums
  • Mitchell Froom– keyboards
  • Ron Tutt– drums
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering
  • Larry Hirsch – recording, mixing
  • David Glover, Mike Kloster, Stephen Shelton, Jimmy Preziosi, Doug Schwartz, Tony Chiappa, Magic Moreno – assistant recording
  • Mark Linett – remixing
  • Jeff Price, Jeri McManus – art direction
  • Lendon Flanagan – photography

Track listing:

  1. One Time One Night – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
  2. Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes – Cesar Rosas, T-Bone Burnett
  3. Is This All There Is? – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
  4. Prenda Del Alma – traditional
  5. All I Wanted to Do Was Dance – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, T-Bone Burnett
  6. Set Me Free (Rosa Lee) – Cesar Rosas
  7. The Hardest Time – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
  8. My Baby’s Gone – Cesar Rosas
  9. River of Fools – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
  10. The Mess We’re In – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
  11. Tears of God – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez

On August 21, 2015.

On August 21, 2015, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied”, the fourth Fratellis album. It was recorded in November 2014, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tony Hoffer.

Personnel:

  • Jon Fratelli– vocals, guitar, piano
  • Barry Fratelli – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mince Fratelli – drums, backing vocals
  • Will Foster- piano, keyboards
  • Tony Hoffer- mixer
  • Cameron Lister – engineer
  • Dave Cooley – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Fratelli and Tony Hoffer.

  1. Me and the Devil
  2. Impostors (Little by Little)
  3. Baby Don’t You Lie to Me
  4. Desperate Guy
  5. Thief
  6. Dogtown
  7. Rosanna
  8. Slow
  9. Getting Surreal
  10. Too Much Wine
  11. Moonshine

On April 14, 2009.

On April 14, 2009, “Dangerbird” label released “Swoon”, the second Silversun Pickups album. It was recorded July 2008 – February 2009, at “Sunset Sound”, “Sound Factory” and “Paramount Studios”, and was produced by Dave Cooley. The album cover uses the artwork “St. Clair”; the inside packing features pieces “Disembodiment” and “Reverberations”, all paintings from the collection entitled “The Flowering”, by Darren Waterston.

Personnel:

  • Brian Aubert – vocals, guitar
  • Nikki Monninger – vocals, bass
  • Chris Guanlao – drums
  • Joe Lester – keys
  • Steven Rhodes, Kristen Riley, Jason Gossman – engineers
  • Tony Hoffer, Jason Gossman – mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Will Canzoneri – string arrangements
  • Steve Gullick – photography
  • Sara Cumings – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Chris Guaniao and Joe Lester.

  1. There’s No Secrets This Year
  2. The Royal We
  3. Growing Old Is Getting Old
  4. It’s Nice to Know You Work Alone
  5. Panic Switch
  6. Draining
  7. Sort Of
  8. Substitution
  9. Catch and Release
  10. Surrounded (or Spiraling)

In February 1971.

In February 1971, “Elektra” label released “Jack-Knife Gypsy”, the second Paul Siebel album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Sunset Sound” and “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Robert W. Zachary.

Personnel:

  • Paul Siebel- guitar, vocals
  • Clarence White, Robert Warford – guitar
  • Buddy Emmons- steel guitar
  • David Grisman- mandolin
  • Jim Buchanan- violin, viola
  • Doug Kershaw- fiddle
  • Billy Wolfe, Gary White – bass
  • Bernie Leadon- guitar
  • Ralph Shuckett – organ, piano
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Bill Lazerus, Fritz Richmond – recording engineers
  • Greg Fulginiti– overdub engineer
  • Bruce Morgan – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction
  • Frank Bez – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Siebel.

  1. Jasper and the Miners
  2. If I Could Stay
  3. Jack-Knife Gypsy
  4. Prayer Song
  5. Legend of the Captain’s Daughter
  6. Chips Are Down
  7. Pinto Pony
  8. Hillbilly Child
  9. Uncle Dudley
  10. Miss Jones
  11. Jeremiah’s Song