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In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Atlantic” label released “One to One”, the thirteen Carole King album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Studio South” in Austin, Texas and “Kendun Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Mark Hallman and Carole King. The album was accompanied by concert video featuring on-camera comments by Carole King, live performances from “One to One” studio album, and some of her best-known songs from previous LP’s.


  • Carole King – vocals, piano
  • Mark Hallman- guitar, harmonica, background vocals
  • Reese Wynans- keyboards
  • Danny Kortchmar- guitar
  • Robert McEntee – guitar
  • Eric Johnson- guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Charles Larkey – bass
  • Steve Meador – drums
  • Christopher Dennis – percussion
  • Richard Hardy – flute, saxophone
  • Louise Goffin- background vocals
  • Engineered by Chet Himes, James Tuttle

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King except where noted.

  1. One to One – Carole King, Cynthia Weil
  2. It’s a War
  3. Lookin’ Out for Number One
  4. Life Without Love – Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin, Warren Pash
  5. Golden Man
  6. Read Between the Lines
  7. (Love Is Like A) Boomerang
  8. Goat Annie
  9. Someone You Never Met Before – Louise Goffin, Carole King
  10. Little Prince



In March 1968.


In March 1968, “Columbia” label released “A Long Time Comin’”, the debut Electric Flag album. It was recorded June 1967 – January 1968, and was produced by John Court and Joe Church.


  • Mike Bloomfield– lead guitar, vocals
  • Buddy Miles– drums, vocals
  • Barry Goldberg– keyboards
  • Harvey Brooks– bass
  • Nick Gravenites– vocals, guitar
  • Herb Rich –organ, vocals, baritone saxophone, guitar
  • Michael Fonfara– keyboards
  • Marcus Doubleday –trumpet
  • Peter Strazza –tenor saxophone
  • Stemsy Hunter– alto saxophone
  • Richie Havens– percussion, sitar
  • Sivuca– guitar, percussion
  • Paul Beaver– keyboards, Moog synthesizer
  • Leo Daruczek – strings
  • Charles McCracken – strings
  • Bobby Notkoff– strings
  • Julius Held – strings
  • Roy Segal – engineer
  • Jim Marshall– cover photo
  • Joe Church – percussion, producer
  • John Court – percussion, vocals, producer
  • Cass Elliot- vocal

Track listing:

  1. Killing Floor – Chester “Howlin’ Wolf” Burnett
  2. Groovin’ Is Easy – Nick Gravenites
  3. Over-Lovin’ You – Mike Bloomfield,Barry Goldberg
  4. She Should Have Just – Ron Polte
  5. Wine – Traditional
  6. Texas – Mike Bloomfield,Buddy Miles
  7. Sittin’ in Circles – Barry Goldberg
  8. You Don’t Realize – Mike Bloomfield
  9. Another Country – Ron Polte
  10. Easy Rider – Mike Bloomfield



On February 25, 2014.


On February 25, 2014, “Loma Vista” label released the fourth, self-titled St. Vincent studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Elmwood Studios” in Dallas, Texas, and was produced by John Congleton. The album won “Grammy” for Best Alternative Music Album, and was voted “Best Album of 2014” in the following medias:  “NME”, “Guardian”, “Gigwise”, “musicOMH”, “Slant Magazine” and “Entertainment Weekly”.


  • Annie Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Homer Steinweiss – drums
  • Bobby Sparks – Minimoog
  • Daniel Mintseris – synthesizer, piano; harpsichord
  • Ralph Carney – horns
  • McKenzie Smith – drums
  • Adam Pickrell – keyboards
  • John Congleton– engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Willo Perron – creative director
  • Brian Roettinger – design
  • Renata Raksha – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Clark.

  1. Rattlesnake
  2. Birth in Reverse
  3. Prince Johnny
  4. Huey Newton
  5. Digital Witness
  6. I Prefer Your Love
  7. Regret
  8. Bring Me Your Loves
  9. Psychopath
  10. Every Tear Disappears
  11. Severed Crossed Fingers

On October 17, 1966.


On October 17, 1966, “International Artists” label released “The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators” the debut 13th Floor Elevators studio album. It was recorded January – October 1966, at “Sumet Sound Studios” In Dallas, Texas, and was produced by Lelan Rogers and Gordon Bynum..The album back cover credits the words “the psychedelic sounds of: The 13th Floor Elevators”, which is purported to be the first use of the word “psychedelic” in reference to the music within.


  • Roky Erickson – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Stacy Sutherland – lead guitar
  • Tommy Hall – amplified jug
  • Benny Thurman – bass
  • Ronnie Leatherman – bass
  • John Ike Walton – drums, percussion
  • Recorded, engineered & mixed by Bob Sullivan

Track listing:

  1. You Don’t Know (How Young You Are) – Powell St. John
  2. Through the Rhythm – Tommy Hall, Stacy Sutherland
  3. Monkey Island – Powell St. John
  4. Roller Coaster – Tommy Hall, Roky Erickson
  5. Fire Engine – Tommy Hall, Stacy Sutherland, Roky Erickson
  6. Reverberation – Tommy Hall, Stacy Roky Erickson
  7. Tried to Hide – Tommy Hall, Stacy Sutherland
  8. You’re Gonna Miss Me – Roky Erickson
  9. I’ve Seen Your Face Before (Splash 1) – Tommy Hall, Roky Erickson
  10. Don’t Fall Down – Tommy Hall, Roky Erickson
  11. The Kingdom of Heaven (Is Within You) – Powell St. John

On May 12, 2014.


On May 12, 2014, “Young God” label released “To Be Kind”, the thirteenth Swans studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Sonic Ranch”  in Tornillo, Texas, and was produced by Michael Gira.


  • Michael Gira– vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, production
  • Christoph Hahn –lap steel guitars, electric guitar, vocals
  • Thor Harris– drums, percussion, vibes and bells, wind instruments, handmade viola, vocals
  • Christopher Pravdica– bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Phil Puleo– drums, percussion, dulcimer, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Norman Westberg– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jennifer Church – background vocals
  • John Congleton– piano
  • Rex Emerson –mandolin
  • Daniel Hart– violin
  • Julia Kent– strings and string arrangement
  • Sean Kirkpatrick– piano, harpsichord, synthesizer
  • Little Annie– vocals
  • Bill Rieflin– additional drums and percussion, synthesizer, piano, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Al Spx– background vocals
  • Vincent– background vocals
  • David Pierce –trombone
  • Evan Weiss –trumpet
  • John Congleton –recording, mixing
  • Bob Biggs – artwork
  • Doug Henderson– mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Michael Gira.

  1. Screen Shot – Michael Gira
  2. Just a Little Boy (forChester Burnett) – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg
  3. A Little God in My Hands – Michael Gira
  4. Bring the Sun / Toussaint L’Ouverture – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg
  5. Some Things We Do – Michael Gira
  6. She Loves Us – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg
  7. Kristen Supine – Michael Gira
  8. Oxygen – Michael Gira
  9. Nathalie Neal – Michael Gira
  10. To Be Kind – Michael Gira, Christoph Hahn, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg

On April 11, 1988.


On April 11, 1988, “Touch and Go” label released “Hairway to Steven”, the fourth Butthole Surfers studio album. It was recorded January 1988, in Dallas, Texas, and was produced by Butthole Surfers and Ric Wallace.


  • Gibby Haynes– lead vocals
  • Paul Leary– guitar
  • Jeff Pinkus– bass
  • King Coffey– drums
  • Teresa Nervosa– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Butthole Surfers.

  1. Jimi/Cartoon Song
  2. Ricky
  3. I Saw an X-Ray of a Girl Passing Gas
  4. John E. Smoke
  5. Rocky
  6. Julio Iglesias
  7. Backass
  8. Fast” (a.k.a. “Fart Song)

On April 4, 1972.


On April 4, 1972, “London” label released “Rio Grande Mud”, the second ZZ Top album. It was recorded 1971–1972, at “Robin Hood Studios” in Tyler, Texas, and was produced by Bill Ham.


  • Billy Gibbons– guitar, vocals
  • Dusty Hill– bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Frank Beard– drums, percussion
  • Pete Tickle – acoustic guitar
  • Robin Brian – engineering

Track listing:

  1. Francine – Billy Gibbons, Marty Cordray
  2. Just Got Paid – Billy Gibbons, Bill Ham
  3. Mushmouth Shoutin’ – Billy Gibbons, Bill Ham
  4. Ko Ko Blue – Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard
  5. Chevrolet – Billy Gibbons
  6. Apologies to Pearly – Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Beard, Bill Ham
  7. Bar-B-Q – Billy Gibbons, Bill Ham
  8. Sure Got Cold After the Rain Fell – Billy Gibbons
  9. Whiskey’n Mama – Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, Bill Ham
  10. Down Brownie – Billy Gibbons