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In November 1979.

In November 1979, “Full Moon” and “Epic” labels released “Phoenix”, the sixth Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded November 1978 – October 1979, at “Northstar Studios” in Boulder; “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” in Nashville; “Bayshore Recording Studios” in Coconut Grove, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and “Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg, Marty Lewisand and Norbert Putnam.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, percussion, Prophet 5, electricand acoustic pianos, bass guitar, orchestral arrangements, cover art
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey– percussion
  • Paul Harris– acoustic piano
  • Jerry Hey– flugelhorn
  • Russ Kunkel– drums, congas
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Marty Lewis – tambourine
  • Jody Linscott– conductor, congas
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Norbert Putnam– bass guitar
  • Tom Scott– saxophone, lyricon
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Glen Spreen – orchestral arrangements
  • Mike Utley– organ
  • Jeff Guercio, Marty Lewis – engineer
  • Joe Walsh – music consultant
  • Design: Kosh – art direction
  • Andy Katz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Daniel Fogelberg.

  1. Tullamore Dew
  2. Phoenix
  3. Gypsy Wind
  4. The Last to Know
  5. Face the Fire
  6. Wishing on the Moon
  7. Heart Hotels
  8. Longer
  9. Beggar’s Game
  10. Along the Road
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On May 18, 2004.

On May 18, 2004, “Maverick” label released “So-Called Chaos”, the sixth Alanis Morissette studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Groovemasters” in Santa Monica, “The Village Recorder”, “Henson Studios”, and “Stage and Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Alanis Morissette, Tim Thorney and John Shanks.

Personnel:

  • Alanis Morissette – vocals, piano, keyboards, art direction
  • Eric Avery– bass
  • Chris Lord-Alge– mixing
  • Kenny Aronoff– drums
  • Paul Bushnell – bass
  • Jamie Muhoberac– keyboards
  • Tim Thorney– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards
  • Zac Rae – piano, keyboards, vibraphone
  • David Levita – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Joel Shearer – acoustic and electric guitar, bouzouki
  • Paul Livingstone– sitar
  • John Shanks – guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Jason Orme – electric guitar
  • Blair Sinta – drums, programming
  • Scott Gordon – programming, engineer, drum programming
  • Jeff Rothschild – programming, engineer
  • Mark Valentine – engineer
  • Bill Lane, Kevin Mills, Errin Familia, Jason Wormer, Rich Tosi – assistant engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Guy Oseary, Danny Strick – A&R
  • Shari Sutcliffe – project coordinator
  • Sheryl Nields – photography
  • Frank Maddocks – art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Alanis Morissette.

  1. Eight Easy Steps
  2. Out Is Trough
  3. Excuses
  4. Doth I Protest Too Much
  5. Knees of My Bees
  6. So-Called Chaos
  7. Not All Me
  8. Spineless
  9. Everything

On April 4, 2006.

On April 4, 2006, “Blue Note” label released “Thunderbird”, the 15th Cassandra Wilson album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, “The Village Recorder”, “Electro Magnetic Studio” and “The Green Room” in Los Angeles, “Dangerous Music” in NY., and was produced by T-Bone Burnett and Keith Ciancia.

Personnel:

  • Cassandra Wilson– vocals, guitar
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • Keith Ciancia – double bass, piano, keyboards, programming, synthesizerstrings
  • Mike Elizondo – bass programming, synthesizer strings
  • Keb’ Mo’– guitar
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Colin Linden – guitar
  • Grégoire Maret– harmonica
  • Bill Maxwell – drums
  • Marc Ribot– guitar
  • Reginald Veal – double bass
  • Mike Piersante – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Go to Mexico – Keith Ciancia, Mike Elizondo, Zigaboo Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr, Cassandra Wilson
  2. Closer to You – Jakob Dylan
  3. Easy Rider – traditional
  4. It Would Be So Easy – Keith Ciancia, Mike Elizondo, Mike Piersante, Cassandra Wilson
  5. Red River Valley – traditional
  6. Poet – Keith Ciancia, Cassandra Wilson
  7. I Want to be Loved – Willie Dixon
  8. Lost – Joseph Henry Burnett
  9. Strike a Match – Joseph Henry Burnett, Ethan Coen
  10. Tarot – Keith Ciancia, Jim Keltner, Cassandra Wilson

 

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “ABC” label released “Can’t Buy a Thrill”, the debut Steely Dan studio album. It was recorded in 1972 at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Gary Katz. The album cover features a photomontage by Robert Lockart.

Personnel:

  • David Palmer – lead and backing vocals
  • Donald Fagen– acoustic and electric pianos, plastic (YC-30) organ, lead and backing vocals
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter– guitar, pedal steel guitar, spoken word
  • Denny Dias– guitar, electric sitar
  • Walter Becker – electric bass, dual lead and backing vocals
  • Jim Hodder– drums, percussion, lead vocal, backing vocals
  • Elliott Randall– lead guitar
  • Jerome Richardson– tenor saxophone
  • Snooky Young– flugelhorn
  • Victor Feldman– percussion
  • Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews– backing vocals
  • Engineer: Roger Nichols
  • Assistant engineer: Tim Weston

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.

  1. Do It Again
  2. Dirty Work
  3. Kings
  4. Midnite Cruiser
  5. Only a Fool Would Say That
  6. Reelin’ in the Years
  7. Fire in the Hole
  8. Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)
  9. Change of the Guard
  10. Turn That Heartbeat Over Again

In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Asylum” label released “No Other”, the fourth Gene Clark studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark – guitar, vocals
  • Chris Hillman- mandolin
  • Jesse Ed Davis- guitar
  • Stephen Bruton- guitar
  • Bill Cuomo – organ
  • Craig Doerge- keyboards
  • Howard “Buzz” Feiten- guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar- guitar
  • Russ Kunkel- drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion
  • Ted Machell – cello
  • Jerry McGee – guitar
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Butch Trucks- drums
  • Michael Utley- keyboards
  • Richard Greene, Beryl Marriott – violin
  • Sherlie Matthews, Cindy Bullens, Ronnie Barron, Clydie King, Claudia Lennear, Venetta Fields, Timothy B. Schmit, Carlena Williams – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. Life’s Greatest Fool
  2. Silver Raven
  3. No Other
  4. Strength of Strings
  5. From a Silver Phial
  6. Some Misunderstanding
  7. The True One
  8. Lady of the North – Gene Clark, Doug Dillard

 

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “A&M” label released “I Can Stand a Little Rain”, the fourth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Price.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Henry McCullough, Cornell Dupree, Jay Graydon, Ralph Hammer, Ray Palmer, Ray Parker, Jr.– guitar
  • Chuck Rainey, Clydie King, Dave McDaniel, Chris Stewart – bass
  • Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Ollie E. Brown, Jeff Porcaro, Denny Seiwell, Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Randy Newman, Nicky Hopkins, Greg Mathieson, Jimmy Webb, Jim Price, David Paich, Richard Tee, Peggy Sandvig – keyboards
  • Jim Horn, Trevor Lawrence – saxophone
  • Stuart Blumberg, Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Mayo Tiana, Jim Price– trombone
  • Merry Clayton, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Daniel Moore- backing vocals
  • Jim Price, Jimmy Webb– arrangements
  • Engineers, recording, mixing – Rob Fraboniand Nat Jeffrey, Joe Tuzen, Mario Aglietti, Rick Heenan, J.J. Jansen, Carlton Lee, Ken Klinger, Zak Zenor
  • Mastered by Kent Duncan
  • Steve Vaughan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Put Out the Light – Daniel Moore
  2. I Can Stand a Little Rain – Jim Price
  3. I Get Mad – Joe Cocker, Jim Price
  4. Sing Me a Song – Henry McCullough
  5. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Jimmy Webb
  6. Don’t Forget Me – Harry Nilsson
  7. You Are So Beautiful – Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
  8. It’s a Sin (When You Love Somebody) – Jimmy Webb
  9. Performance – Allen Toussaint
  10. Guilty – Randy Newman

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Atco/ Polydor” labels released the debut, self-titled Eric Clapton  solo album. It was recorded November 1969 – March 1970, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton – lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Delaney Bramlett – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Stephen Stills– guitar, backing vocals
  • Leon Russell, John Simon– piano
  • Bobby Whitlock– organ, backing vocals
  • Carl Radle– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Jim Price– trumpet
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone
  • Tex Johnson – percussion
  • Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, Sonny Curtis, Jerry Allison– backing vocals
  • Arranged by Delaney Bramlett
  • Engineer – Bill Halverson
  • Album design, photography – Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes

Track listing:

  1. Slunky – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  2. Bad Boy – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  3. Lonesome and a Long Way from Home – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. After Midnight – J. J. Cale
  5. Easy Now – Eric Clapton
  6. Blues Power – Eric Clapton, Leon Russell
  7. Bottle of Red Wine – Eric Clapton
  8. Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  9. Told You For the Last Time – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Steve Cropper
  10. Don’t Know Why – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  11. Let It Rain – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton