Tag Archives: The Power Station

Diana Krall: Only Trust Your Heart

On February 14, 1995, “GRP” label released “Only Trust Your Heart”, the second Diana Krall studio album. It was recorded in September 1994, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.


  • Diana Krall – vocals, piano
  • Ray Brown – bass
  • Christian McBride – bass
  • Lewis Nash – drums
  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone 
  • Al Schmitt – recording, mixing
  • Rich Lamb – engineer assistant
  • Scott Austin – engineer assistant
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Michael Landy – post-production
  • Joseph Doughney – post-production
  • Cara Bridgins – production coordination
  • Joseph Moore – production coordination assistant
  • Hollis King – art direction
  • Freddie Paloma – graphic design
  • Carol Weinberg – photography
  • Sonny Mediana – studio photos
  • Michael Bourne – liner notes
  • Carl Griffin – executive production

Track listing:

  1. Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Billy Austin, Louis Jordan
  2. Only Trust Your Heart – Benny Carter, Sammy Cahn
  3. I Love Being Here with You – Peggy Lee, Bill Schluger
  4. Broadway – Bill Byrd, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode
  5. Folks Who Live on the Hill – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  6. I’ve Got the World on a String – Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen
  7. Squeeze Me – Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines
  8. All Night Long – Curtis Lewis
  9. CES Craft – Ray Brown

Ian Gillan & Roger Glover: Accidentally on Purpose

In February 1988, “Virgin” label released “Accidentally on Purpose”, an album Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. It was recorded in 1988, at “Air Studio” in Monserrat, “Minot Studio” and The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover.


  • Ian Gillan – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Roger Glover – bass, keyboards, guitars, programming
  • Ira Siegel, Nick Maroch – guitars
  • Lloyd Landesman – keyboards
  • Dr. John – piano
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • George Young, Joe Mennonna – saxophones
  • Randy Brecker – flugelhorn
  • Vaneese Thomas, Christine Faith, Lydia Mann, Bette Sussmann – backing vocals
  • Nick Blagona – engineer
  • Frank Oglethorpe, Carl Lever, Ken Blair – engineer assistant
  • Bruce Robbins – engineer assistant
  • Dave O’Donnell – engineer assistant
  • Peter Hodgson – engineer assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, except where noted.

  1. Clouds and Rain
  2. Evil Eye
  3. She Took My Breath Away
  4. Dislocated
  5. Via Miami
  6. I Can’t Dance to That
  7. Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave – Richard Penniman
  8. Lonely Avenue – Doc Pomus
  9. Telephone Box
  10. I Thought No

John Abercrombie: Night

On November 20, 1984, “ECM” label released “Night”, the eleventh John Abercrombie album. It was recorded in April 1984, at “The Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.


  • John Abercrombie – guitar
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Jan Hammer – keyboards
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Abercrombie except where noted.

  1. Ethereggae – Jan Hammer
  2. Night
  3. 3 East
  4. Look Around
  5. Believe You Me
  6. Four On One

Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Sky Is Crying

On November 5, 1991, “Epic” label released “The Sky Is Crying”, the fifth and final Stevie Ray Vaughan studio album. It was recorded January 1984 – May 1989, at “Kiva Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, “The Dallas Sound Lab” in Dallas, Texas, “The Power Station” in New York City, “Sound Castle Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jimmie Vaughan, Jim Gaines, Richard Mullen, Reese Wynans, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton, Jim Capfer, Stevie Ray Vaughan


  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – vocals, guitars
  • Reese Wynans – keyboards
  • Tommy Shannon – bass guitar
  • Chris Layton – drums
  • Jim Gaines – engineer
  • Robe Eaton – engineer
  • Richard Mullen – engineer, mixing
  • Evan Rush – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Powell – assistant engineer
  • Ron Cote – assistant engineer
  • Danny Jones – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Arnold Levine – art direction
  • Mark Burdett – art direction
  • William Snyder – photography
  • Stephanie Chernakowski – inside photography
  • Alan Messer – band photography
  • Mark Proct – production coordinator
  • Mark Rutledge – production coordinator
  • Roger Klein – production coordinator

Track listing:

  1. Boot Hill – unknown author
  2. The Sky Is Crying – Elmore James, Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis
  3. Empty Arms – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  4. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
  5. Wham – Lonnie Mack
  6. May I Have a Talk with You – Chester Burnette (Howlin’ Wolf)
  7. Close to You – Willie Dixon
  8. Chitlins con Carne – Kenny Burrell
  9. So Excited – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  10. Life by the Drop – Doyle Bramhall, Barbara Logan

Robert Palmer

On September 26, 2003, Robert Allen Palmer died aged 54. He was musician (guitar),singer, songwriter and music producer, member of bands Joe Vinegar and The Power Station. He had powerful, distinctive, gritty, soulful voice and sartorial elegance, his music combined soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues elements. Palmer had successful solo career, received a number of awards, including “ASCAP Pop Music Award” for “Most Performed Songs” (1986 and 1990), two “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” (1989), “MTV Video Music Award” (1986), “Pollstar Concert Industry Awards” for “Small Hall Tour Of The Year” (1987). As leader, Palmer released 15 albums.

Nile Rodgers: B-Movie Matinee

In June 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “B-Movie Matinee”, the second Nile Rodgers studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “The Power Station” and “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Nile Rodgers and Tommy “Rock” Jymi.


  • Nile Rodgers – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Alfa Anderson – lead and backing vocals
  • Tommy Jymi, Rob Sabino – keyboards
  • Jimmy Bralower – guitars, bass, drums
  • Frank Simms, George Simms, David Spinner, Curtis King – backing vocals
  • James Farber – recording, mixing
  • Eric Mahler – second engineer
  • Bobby Warner, Malcolm Pollack, Josh Abbey – additional engineer
  • Steve Rinkoff, Dave Greenberg, Ira McLaughlin, Dan Nash – additional second engineer
  • Joe Sidore, Gus “Nan Desuka” Skinas – digital engineering
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mick Haggerty – design
  • Budd Tunnick, Kevin Jones – production manager

Track listing:

All tracks by Nile Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. Plan-9 – Nile Rodgers, Jimmy Bralower
  2. State Your Mind – Martin Celay
  3. The Face in The Window – Eric Lowen, Rick Boston, Dan Navarro
  4. Doll Squad
  5. Let’s Go Out Tonight
  6. Groove Master
  7. Wavelength
  8. Stay Out Of The Light

Bernard Edwards

On April 18, 1996, Bernard Edwards died aged 43. He was musician (bass), singer, songwriter and record producer, co-founder of the band Chic. As musician and producer he worked with David Bowie, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, Madonna, The Power Station, Duran Duran, Norma Jean Wright, Mick Jagger, Joe Cocker, Paul Simon, Sheila and B. Devotion, Nona Hendryx, Robert Palmer, Belouis Some, Air Supply, Rod Stewart, Adam Ant and James Freud. As leader Edwards released one album. In 2017, “Bass Player” magazine placed Edwards at number 53 on its list of the “Greatest Bassist of All Time”.

On January 27, 1986.

On January 27, 1986, “Virgin” label released “Album”, the fifth Public Image Ltd. album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Electric Lady Studios”, “The Power Station”, “Quadrasonic Sound Studios”, and “RPM Sound Studios” in  New York City, and was produced by Bill Laswell.


  • John Lydon – lead vocals
  • Bill Laswell – bass 
  • Steve Vai – guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis – guitar 
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Fairlight CMI
  • Bernie Worrell – organ, Yamaha DX7 
  • Malachi Favors – acoustic bass
  • Jonas Hellborg – bass
  • Ginger Baker – drums 
  • Tony Williams – drums 
  • Bernard Fowler – backing vocals
  • Shankar – electric violin
  • Steve Turre – didgeridoo
  • Aïyb Dieng – chatan pot drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lydon and Bill Laswell except where noted.

  1. F.F.F.
  2. Rise
  3. Fishing – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni, Mark Schulz
  4. Round – John Lydon, Mark Schulz
  5. Bags – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni, Mark Schulz
  6. Home
  7. Ease – John Lydon, Jebin Bruni

Anthony Thompson

On November 12, 2003, Anthony Terrence Thompson died aged 48. He was musician (drums), member of bands the Distance, That Hideous Strength, Labelle, The Power Station, and Chic, has performed and recorded with Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Jody Walley, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Crown of Thorns, and Rod Stewart.