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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.


  • 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

On April 7, 1992.

On April 7, 1992, “Blue Note” label released “Grace Under Pressure”, the 17th John Scofield album. It was recorded in December 1991, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Steve Swallow.


  • John Scofield – electric guitar
  • Bill Frisell – electric andacoustic guitars
  • Charlie Haden- bass
  • Joey Baron- drums
  • Randy Brecker- flugelhorn
  • Jim Pugh- trombone
  • John Clark- French horn

Track listing:

All tracks by John Scofield

  1. You Bet
  2. Grace Under Pressure
  3. Honest I Do
  4. Scenes from a Marriage
  5. Twang
  6. Pat Me
  7. Pretty Out
  8. Bill Me
  9. Same Axe
  10. Unique New York


On April 5, 1994.

On April 5, 1994, “Blue Note” label released “I Can See Your House from Here”,  album by John Scofield and Pat Metheny. It was recorded in December 1993, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Lee Townsend.


  • John Scofield – electric and acoustic guitar (left stereo channel)
  • Pat Metheny – electric guitar, nylon-string acoustic guitar, guitar synthesizer(right stereo channel)
  • Steve Swallow– bass guitar
  • Bill Stewart– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Pat Metheny except where noted.

  1. I Can See Your House from Here – John Scofield
  2. The Red One
  3. No Matter What – John Scofield
  4. Everybody’s party – John Scofield
  5. Message to My Friend
  6. No Way Jose – John Scofield
  7. Say the Brother’s Name
  8. Quiet Rising
  9. One Way to Be
  10. You Speak My Language – John Scofield

On March 11, 1983.

On March 11, 1983, “Mirage Music” label released “Adventures in the Land of the Good Groove”, the first Nile Rodgers solo album. It was recorded in 1983, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Nile Rodgers.


  • Nile Rodgers– lead and backing vocals, drums, guitar, keyboards
  • Sarah Dash– lead vocals
  • Carmine Rojas, Curtis King, David Spinner, Eddie Martinez, Fonzi Thornton, Frank Simms, George Simms, John Wright, Kenny Williams, Phillip Balou, Rachel Sweet– backing vocals
  • Bernard Edwards– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Tony Thompson– drums, backing vocals
  • Jeremy Steele – guitar
  • Raymond Jones – piano, keyboards
  • Rob Sabino– keyboards
  • Jason Corsaro – sound engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Nile Rodgers.

  1. The Land of the Good Groove
  2. Yum-Yum
  3. Beet
  4. Get Her Crazy
  5. It’s All In Your Hands
  6. Rock Bottom
  7. My Love Song fort You
  8. Most Down


On February 9, 1993.

On February 9, 1993, “Blue Note” label released “What We Do”, the second John Scofield Quartet studio album. It was recorded in May 1992, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by John Scofield.


  • John Scofield – guitar
  • Joe Lovano- saxophone
  • Dennis Irwin- bass
  • Bill Stewart- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Scofield.

  1. Little Walk
  2. Camp Out
  3. Big Sky
  4. Easy for You
  5. Call 911
  6. Imaginary Time
  7. Say the Word
  8. Why Nogales?
  9. What They Did


On November 21, 1989.

On November 21, 1989, “Virgin” label released “Beauty”, the eighth Ryuichi Sakamoto studio album. It was recorded in 1989, at “Take One Studio”, “Zero Studio”, “Onkio Haus”, “Sound Inn Studio” in Tokyo, “Platinum Island Recording Studio”, “Right Tracks Studio”, “Bear Tracks”, “The Power Station” in New York City, “Complex” in Los Angeles, and was produced by  Ryuichi Sakamoto.


  • Ryuichi Sakamoto– vocals, mixing, engineering, arranger, keyboards, piano
  • Arto Lindsay– vocals, rap
  • Brian Wilson– vocals
  • Kazumi Tamaki, Misako Koja – vocals, shamisen
  • Nicky Holland – vocals
  • Yoriko Ganeko – vocals, shamisen, castanets
  • Youssou N’Dour, Laura Shaheen, Robert Wyatt, Jill Jones– vocals
  • Alex Brown, Angel Rogers, Anita Sherman – backing vocals
  • Kirk Crumpler – keyboards, programmer
  • Carlos Lomas, Bun Itakura, Dali Kimoko-N’Dala, Robbie Robertson– guitar
  • Eddie Martinez– guitar, soloist
  • Pino Palladino, Mark Johnson, Larry White – bass
  • Sly Dunbar– drums
  • Pandit Dinesh– tabla
  • Naná Vasconcelos, Paco Yé, Seidou “Baba” Outtara, Sibiri Outtara – percussion
  • Magatie Fall – talking drum
  • Milton Cardona– shekere
  • Shankar– double violin
  • Sang Won Park– zither
  • Sham Guibbory – string section leader
  • Jiang Jian Huo – erhu
  • Greg Calbi, Jason Corsaro – engineer, mixing
  • Ikuo Honma, Kinji Yoshino, Mark Lynette, Naoto Shibuya, Roger Moutenot, Yutaka Arai – engineer
  • Carmen Rizzo– engineer, mixing, programmer
  • Dan Gellert, Douglas Rose, Gary Solomon, John Herman, Junichi Yamazaki , Michael White, Seiichi Yoritomi, Tetsuya Ishizuka, Yuuki Mizutani, Darin Prindle, Kevin Casey, Sylvia Massy– assistant engineer
  • Masaya Nishida, Jeff Bova, Bill Seery – programming
  • Yuji Suguyama – programming, computer operation
  • Shingo Take – sampling

Track listing (Japanese version):

All tracks by Ryuchi Sakamoto.

  1. Calling from Tokyo
  2. A Rose
  3. Asadoya Yunta
  4. Futique
  5. Amore
  6. We Love You
  7. Diabaram
  8. A Pile of Time
  9. Romance
  10. Chinsagu No Hana
  11. Adagio

On August 20, 1991.

On August 20, 1991, “Epic” label released “Pocket Full of Kryptonite”, the debut Spin Doctors studio album. It was recorded July – December 1990, at “The Power Station”, “RPM Studios” and “ACME Recording Studios” in New York, and was produced by Frank Aversa, Peter Denenberg, Frankie LaRocka, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess. The album was certified 5 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Chris Barron – lead vocals
  • Eric Schenkman – guitar; lead vocals; piano
  • Mark White– bass
  • Aaron Comess – drums, percussion, Hammond organ; backing vocals; congas
  • John Popper– harmonica; backing vocals
  • John Bush – tambourine; congas
  • Engineers: Frank Aversa, Peter Denenberg, Marc Schwartz, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess
  • Assistant engineers: Jeff Lippay, Motley
  • Mixing: Peter Denenberg, Frankie La Rocka, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Production coordination: Jason J. Richardson
  • Guitar technician: Joseph Miselis
  • Equipment manager: John Darren Greene
  • Art direction: Francesca Restrepo
  • Photography: Paul Aresu, Paul LaRaia
  • Cover art: Darren Greene, Chris Gross, Nicky Lindeman
  • Liner notes: Cree McCree

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite and Aaron Comess except where noted.

  1. Jimmy Olsen’s Blues
  2. What Time Is It?
  3. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
  4. Forty or Fifty
  5. Refrigerator Car
  6. More Than She Knows – Eric Schenkman, Simon Lambert, Graham Clark, J.P. Fitting
  7. Two Princes
  8. Off My Line – John David Bell, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess
  9. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)
  10. Shinbone Alley/Hard to Exist – John Popper, Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Mark Wjite, Aaron Comess