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On July 9, 1995.

On July 9, 1995, “Arista” label “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?”, the thirtieth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – May 1995,at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, “The Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, “United Sound Systems” in Detroit, “Right Track Recording” and “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Aretha Franklin, David A. Stewart and  Narada Michael Walden.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals
  • Walter Afanasieff– keyboards
  • Preston Glass– backing vocals, keyboards, keyboard vibes
  • Peter Wolf– lead vocals
  • Nat Adderley Jr.– keyboards
  • Robbie Kondor – synthesizer
  • Annie Lennox– lead vocals, keyboards
  • David A. Stewart– keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Benmont Tench– Hammond organ
  • Corrado Rustici– guitar, guitar synthesizer
  • Ray Gomez – guitar solo
  • Doc Powell– guitar
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Mike Campbell– lead guitar
  • Carlos Santana– guitar solo
  • Randy Jackson– synth bass, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Louis Johnson– bass guitar
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums, percussion, acoustic piano, keyboards
  • Yogi Horton– drums
  • Stan Lynch– drums
  • Shelly Yakus – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion
  • Gigi Gonaway– tambourine
  • The Santana Rhythm Section– percussion
  • Andy Narell – steel drums
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Paul Riser– string arrangements
  • Dizzy Gillespie– trumpet solo
  • Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals
  • Carolyn Franklin– backing vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap– backing vocals
  • Vicki Randle– backing vocals
  • Sylvester– backing vocals
  • Jeanie Tracy – backing vocals
  • Martha Wash– backing vocals
  • Laundon Von Hendricks – backing vocals
  • Nikita Germaine – backing vocals
  • The Charles Williams Singers – choir
  • Craig Thomas – backing vocals
  • Karen Benington – backing vocals
  • Sandra Feva – backing vocals
  • Margaret Branch – backing vocals
  • Brenda Corbett – backing vocals
  • Sephra Herman – production coordination
  • Clive Davis– executive producer
  • Don Smith – engineer, mixing
  • Josh Abbey – engineer
  • David Frazer – engineer
  • Adam Williams – engineer
  • Jay Willis – assistant engineer
  • Moira Marquis – second engineer
  • Ray Pyle – second engineer
  • Paul Hamingson – second engineer
  • Gordon Logan – second engineer
  • Dominick Celani – assistant engineer
  • Dana Chappelle – second engineer
  • Tim Crich – second engineer
  • Maureen Droney – second engineer
  • Michael Brauer – additional mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Stephen Marcussen– original mastering
  • David A. Stewart – mixing
  • John Pinderhughes – photography
  • Donn Davenport – art direction
  • Artis Lane – painting

Track listing:

  1. Freeway of Love – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  2. Another Night – Beppe Cantarelli, Roy Freeland
  3. Sweet Bitter Love – Van McCoy
  4. Who’s Zoomin’ Who – Aretha Franklin, Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  5. Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  6. Until You Say You Love Me – Preston Glass, Narada Michael Walden
  7. Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  8. Push – Jeffrey E. Cohen, Narada Michael Walden
  9. Integrity – Aretha Franklin
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On April 1, 1983.

On April 1, 1983, “CBS” label released “Havana Moon”, the fifth Carlos Santana album. It was recorded in 1982, at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Roberto Moreno – vocals
  • Willie Nelson– vocals
  • Greg Walker – vocals
  • Candelario Lopez – vocals
  • Jose Santana – vocals, violin
  • Chris Solberg – vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Jimmie Vaughan– guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Richard Baker – keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– keyboards
  • Alan Pasqua– vocals, keyboards
  • Flaco Jiménez– accordion
  • Orestes Vilató– flute, percussion, timbales, backing vocals
  • Kim Wilson– harmonica, backing vocals
  • Greg Adams– strings, horn
  • Jose Salcedo – trombone, trumpet
  • Oscar Chavez– trombone, trumpet
  • Mic Gillette– trumpet, horn
  • Lanette Stevens – horn
  • Emilio Castillo– horn, backing vocals
  • Marc Russo– horn
  • Tramaine Hawkins– horn
  • Stephen Kupka– horn
  • Gabriel Arias – violin
  • Francisco Coronado – violin
  • Raymundo Coronado – violin
  • Keith Ferguson– bass
  • Luis Gonsalez – bass
  • David Hood– bass
  • David Margen – bass, percussion
  • Fran Christina – drums
  • Armando Peraza– vocals, percussion, bongos
  • Graham Lear– percussion, drums
  • Raul Rékow – percussion, conga, backing vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, percussion
  • Cherline Hall – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Watch Your Step – Phil Belmonte, Bobby Parker
  2. Lightnin’ – Booker T. Jones, Carlos Santana
  3. Who Do You Love? – Ellas McDaniel
  4. Mudbone – Carlos Santana
  5. One with You – Booker T. Jones
  6. Ecuador – Carlos Santana
  7. Tales of Kilimanjaro – Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Carlos Santana
  8. Havana Moon – Chuck Berry
  9. Daughter of the Night – Hasse Huss, Mikael Rickfors
  10. They All Went to Mexico – Greg Brown
  11. Vereda Tropical – Gonzalo Curiel

On September 15, 1983.

huey_lewis_and_the_news_-_sports

On September 15, 1983, “Chrysalis” label released “Sports”, the third Huey Lewis and the News album .It was recorded in 1983, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California;“Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by   Huey Lewis and the News. The album cover art features a photo of the band at the “2 A.M. Club”, a bar located in Mill Valley, California, where the band had performed during its early days.The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Diamond in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and 7 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Huey Lewis– lead vocals, harmonica
  • Mario Cipollina –bass
  • Johnny Colla– guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
  • Bill Gibson –drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Chris Hayes –lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Sean Hopper –keyboards, backing vocals
  • John McFee– pedal steel guitar
  • Engineers: Jim Gaines, Jeffrey Norman, Jesse Osborne
  • Assistant engineers: Jeffrey Norman, Jesse Osborne
  • Mixing: Larry Alexander,Bob Clearmountain
  • Mastering:Ted Jensen, Bob Vosgien
  • Remastering:Bob Norberg
  • Art direction: Sam Gay, Lisa Glines
  • Graphic design: Bunny Zaruba
  • Design: Bunny Zaruba
  • Cover photo: 2am Club in Mill Valley

Track listing:

  1. The Heart of Rock & Roll – Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis
  2. Heart & Soul – Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
  3. Bad is Bad – Alex Call, John Ciambotti, Sean Hopper, Huey Lewis, John McFee, Michael Schriener
  4. I Want a New Drug – Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis
  5. Walking on a Thin Line – Andre Pessis, Kevin Wells
  6. Finally Found a Home – Brown, Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis
  7. If This Is It – Johnny Colla, Huey Lewis
  8. You Crack Me Up – Mario Cipollina, Huey Lewis
  9. Honky Tonk Blues – Hank Williams

 

On March 23, 1980.

Journey_Departure

On March 23, 1980, “Columbia” label released “Departure”the sixth Journey studio album. It was recorded in November 1979, at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Geoff Workman and Kevin Elson.

Personnel:

  • Steve Perry- lead vocals
  • Neal Schon- guitars, co-lead vocals on track 4, backing vocals
  • Gregg Rolie- keyboards, harmonica, co-lead vocals on track 3, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory- bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Smith- drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Geoff Workman- producer, engineer, mixing
  • Kevin Elson- producer, live sound
  • Ken Kessie – engineer
  • Jim Welch – art direction

Track listing:

  1. Any Way You Want It – Steve Perry and Neal Schon
  2. Walks Like a Lady – Steve Perry
  3. Someday Soon – Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon
  4. People and Places – Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Ross Valory
  5. Precious Time – Steve Perry and Neal Schon
  6. Where Are You – Steve Perry and Neal Schon
  7. I’m Cryin’ – Steve Perry and Gregg Rolie
  8. Line of Fire – Steve Perry and Steve Schon
  9. Departure – Steve Schon
  10. Good Morning Girl – Steve Perry and Neal Schon
  11. Stay Awhile – Steve Perry and Neal Schon
  12. Homemade Love – Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Steve Smith

 

On November 10, 1978.

The_Clash_-_Give_'Em_Enough_Rope

On November 10, 1978, “CBS” label released “Give ‘Em Enough Rope”, the second Clash studio album. The band’s first album released in US was recorded in March and April 1978, at the “Basing Street Studios” in London, and in August and September 1978, at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Sandy Pearlman.

Personnel

  • Joe Strummer– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Jones– lead guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • Paul Simonon– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Topper Headon– drums
  • Allen Lanier- piano
  • Gene Greif – cover designer
  • Hugh Brown – concept designer, cover photograph

Track listing

All tracks by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, except where noted.

  1. Safe European Home
  2. English Civil War – traditional,  arranged by Joe Strummer, Mick Jones
  3. Tommy Gun
  4. Julie’s Been Working for the Drug Squad
  5. Last Gang in Town
  6. Guns on the Roof – Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Joe Strummer
  7. Drug Stabbing Me
  8. Stay Free
  9. Cheapskates
  10. All the Young Punks