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On January 8, 1976.

On January 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Songs for the New Depression”, the third Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1972 – 1976, at “Secret Sound Studio” New York, N.Y., “Electric Lady” and “Media Sound Studios” in New York, N.Y., “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York, N.Y., and was produced by Bette Midler, Joel Dorn, Ahmet Ertegün, Arif Mardin, Mark “Moogy” Klingman, and Jack Malken.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead and backing vocals, assistant engineer
  • Glaswegians Orchestra – arranged and conducted by Arif Mardin
  • Moogy Klingman – piano, electric piano, RMI Computer keyboard, Mini Korg synthesizer, harmonica, arranger and conductor
  • Ralph Schuckett – acoustic piano, clavinet, organ, Sound City piano, harmonium, string ensemble, arranger, conductor
  • Bob Dylan – vocals 
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • David Spinozza – guitar
  • Jerry Friedman – guitar
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Webster – slide guitar 
  • Rick Derringer – pedal steel guitar
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, mandolin
  • Don Brooks – harmonica
  • Sivuca – accordion
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Boris Matusewitch – concertina
  • John Siegler – bass guitar 
  • Milt Hinton – acoustic bass, bass guitar
  • John Miller – acoustic bass
  • Teddy Sommer – drums, percussion
  • Mark Rosengarden – drums, percussion
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • John Wilcox – drums 
  • Barbara Burton – percussion
  • Angel Allende – percussion
  • Jack Malken – additional percussion
  • Norman Pride – conga
  • Randy Brecker – horns, trumpet solo
  • Michael Brecker – horns
  • Barry Rogers – horns
  • Mel Davis – trumpet
  • William Siapin – flute
  • John Lissauer – saxophone, chimes, arranger, conductor
  • David Nadien – strings
  • Barry Finclair – strings
  • Raul Poliakin – strings
  • Tony Posk – strings
  • Gene Orloff – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – strings
  • Charles McCracken – strings
  • Jessy Levy – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Kenny Kosek – fiddle
  • Luther Vandross – arranger, backing vocals
  • Dianne Sumler – backing vocals
  • David Lasley – backing vocals
  • Erin Dickins – backing vocals
  • Annie Sutton – backing vocals
  • Donny Beard – backing vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – backing vocals
  • Leata Galloway – backing vocals
  • Ben Harney – backing vocals
  • Rhetta Hughes – backing vocals
  • Thomas Moore – backing vocals
  • Ula Hedwig – backing vocals
  • Sharon Redd – backing vocals
  • Ramona Stubblefield – backing vocals
  • Clifford Townsend – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Rosie – backing vocals
  • Gotham – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arranger, conductor, backing vocals, remix
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Jan Rathbun – engineer
  • Jack Malken – recording and remix engineer
  • Lew Hahn – recording and remix engineer
  • Gerry Block – assistant engineer
  • Dave Wittman – assistant engineer
  • Deborah Turbville – photography
  • Michaele Vollbracht – shopping bag
  • Kenn Duncan – poster photos
  • Richard Amsel – inner sleeve illustration

Track listing:

  1. Strangers in the Night – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  2. I Don’t Want the Night to End – Phoebe Snow
  3. Mr. Rockefeller – Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler
  4. Old Cape Cod – Claire Rothrock, Allan Jeffrey, Milton Yakus
  5. Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan
  6. Love Says It’s Waiting – Nick Holmes
  7. Shiver Me Timbers / Samedi et Vendredi – Tom Waits, Bette Midler, Moogy Klingman
  8. No Jestering – Carlton Malcolm
  9. Tragedy – Gerald Nelson, Fred Burch
  10. Marahuana – Arthur Jonston, Sam Coslow
  11. Let Me Just Follow Behind – Moogy Klingman

On September 28, 2010.

On September 28, 2010, “Dreyfus Records” label released “You Can Always Turn Around”, the 20th Lucky Peterson album. It was recorded in March 2010, in Woodstock, NY, and was produced by Doug Yoel, Francis Dreyfus, and Lucky Peterson. “You Can Always Turn Around” won “Grand Prix du Disque” (Best Blues Album in 2010 in France).

Personnel:

  • Lucky Peterson– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, national duolian, piano, arranger
  • Larry Campbell – acoustic and pedal steel guitar, mandolin, national duolian, arranger
  • Gary Burke – drums, arranger
  • Scott Petito – bass, octave mandolin, shaker, arranger, engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Tamara Peterson – vocals
  • Doug Yoel- arranger, cover photo, liner notes
  • Beth Reineke – assistant engineer, inside photo
  • Valérie Lefebvre – package coordinator
  • Djémila Boukhlifa – package coordinator

Track listing:

  1. I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom – Robert Johnson
  2. I’m New Here – Bill Callahan
  3. Statesboro Blues – Blind Willie McTell
  4. Trouble – Ray LaMontagne
  5. Trampled Rose – Tom Waits, Katleen Brennan
  6. Atonement – Lucinda Williams
  7. Why Are People Like That – Bobby Charles
  8. Four Little Boys – Lucky Peterson, James Peterson
  9. Death Don’t Have No Mercy – Reverend Gary Davis
  10. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free- Billy Taylor, Dick Dallas
  11. Think – Curtis Mayfield

On August 19, 2019.

On August 19, 2019, Samuel Lawrence Taylor aka Larry Taylor died aged 77. He was a musician (bass), best known as a member of Canned Heat. He recorded and performed with a big number of musicians and bands, including The Gamblers, The Monkees, Jerry Lee Lewis, Boyce & Hart, Sunnyland Slim, Don “Sugarcane” Harris, Albert King, Leo Kotke, The Ventures, Shakey Jake Harris, Free Creek, Louis Myers, Mike “Hollywood Fats” Mann, The Grandmothers, Colin Winski, Chuck E. Weiss, John Lee Hooker, John Hammond Jr., Ry Cooder, Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, Sam Phillips, Terry Evans, JJ Cale, Randy Resnick, Al Blake, Dale Hawkins, Kelly Joe Phelps, Tracy Chapman, Wanda Jackson, Buddy Guy, Chris Murphy, Solomon Burke, Harvey Mandel, John Mayall, and Tom Waits.

 

On August 12, 2010.

On August 12, 2010, Richard “Richie” Hayward died aged 64. He was a musician (drums), best known as the drummer of Little Feat. Hayward recorded and performed with many artists including Paul Rodgers, The Doobie Brothers, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Arlo Guthrie, Al Kooper, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Seger, Carly Simon, Nancy Sinatra, Stephen Stills, Tom Waits, John Cale, Warren Zevon, Warren HaynesJoan Armatrading, Delaney Bramlett, Kim Carnes, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, James Cotton,  Jonny Lang, Barbra Streisand, Eric Lynn, Nils Lofgren, Taj Mahal, Coco Montoya, Robert Palmer, Van Dyke Parks, Robert Plant, Helen Watson, and Jimmy Herring.

On May 2, 2020.

On May 2, 2020, Richie Cole died aged 72. He was composer, arranger and musician (saxophone), began to play alto saxophone when he was ten years old, encouraged by his father, who owned a jazz club in New Jersey. In the 70’ he created his own “alto madness” bebop style. In the 90’s he formed The Alto Madness Orchestra. Cole recorded and performed with many musicians such as Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Doc Severinsen, Eddie Jefferson, Nancy Wilson, Tom Waits, The Manhattan Transfer, Hank Crawford,  Freddie Hubbard, Eric Kloss, Bobby Enriquez, Phil Woods, Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Greg Abate, Les DeMerle, Allan Harris, Jim Holman, Vic Juris, Peter Lauffer, Oliver Nelson, Anita O’Day, Red Rodney, Janine Santana, Mark Murphy, Sonny Stitt and Boots Randolph. In 2005, Cole was awarded the “State of California Congressional Certificate of Lifetime Achievement in Jazz” on behalf of the “Temecula Jazz Society”.

On September 12, 2006.

On September 12, 2006, “Rounder/Universal” labels released “Half the Perfect World”, the fourth Madeleine Peyroux studio album. It was recorded in April 2006, and was produced by Larry Klein.

Personnel:

  • Madeleine Peyroux – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sam Yahel– piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, Estey organ
  • d. lang -vocal
  • Larry Goldings– celeste
  • Till Brönner– trumpet
  • Gary Foster– alto saxophone
  • Dean Parks– guitars, ukulele
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitarDavid Piltch
  • Scott Amendola– drums
  • Jay Bellerose– drums, additional cymbals
  • String quartet arranged by Mark Orton
  • Carla Kihlstedt– violin
  • Graeme Jennings– violin
  • Charith Premawardhana – viola
  • Sam Bass – cello

Track listing:

  1. I’m All Right – Walter Becker, Madeleine Peyroux, Larry Klein
  2. The Summer Wind – Hans Bradtke, Henry Mayer, Johnny Mercer
  3. Blue Alert – Leonard Cohen, Anjani Thomas
  4. Everybody’s Talkin’ – Fred Neil
  5. River – Joni Mitchell
  6. A Little Bit – Jesse Harris, Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
  7. Once in a While – Jesse Harris, Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
  8. (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night – Tom Waits
  9. Half the Perfect World – Leonard Cohen, Anjani Thomas
  10. La Javanaise – Serge Gainsbourg
  11. California Rain – Jesse Harris, Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
  12. Smile – Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner

On June 3, 2018.

On June 3, 2018, Clarence Fountain died aged 88. He was a founding member and leader of the gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama. Fountain and the group have worked with many famous musicians including Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Justin Vernon, k.d. Lang and Mavis Staples. Blind Boys of Alabama won five “Grammy Awards”, and received the “Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award”, and were inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall of Fame” in 2010.

On May 4, 2004.

On May 4, 2004, “Hollywood/Mammoth” labels released “The Ride”, the eleventh Los Lobos album. It was recorded 2003 – 2004, and was produced by David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin. The album contains new material and new versions of earlier bands songs.

Personnel:

  • David Hidalgo- vocals, guitar, accordion, fiddle, requinto jarocho
  • Louie Pérez- vocals, guitar, drums, jarana
  • Cesar Rosas- vocals, guitar, bajo sexto
  • Conrad Lozano- vocals, bass, guitarron
  • Steve Berlin- keyboards, woodwinds
  • Cougar Estrada – drums, percussion
  • Victor Bisetti – additional percussion

Café Tacuba

  • Elfego Buendia – vocals
  • Alejandro Flores – quinta guapanguera, requinto
  • Emmanuel de Real – jarana, keyboards
  • Joselo Rangel – electric guitar
  • Garth Hudson- keyboards
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboards
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel guitar
  • Charles Williams – piano, organ, clavinet
  • Francisco Torres – trombone
  • Alberto Salas – piano
  • Lonnie Jordan – B-3

Track listing:

  1. La Venganza de Los Pelados – featuring Café Tacuba
  2. Rita
  3. Is This All There Is? – featuring Little Willy G.
  4. Charmed
  5. Somewhere in Time – featuring Dave Alvin
  6. Wicked Rain/Across 110th Street – featuring Bobby Womack
  7. Kitate – featuring Tom Waitsand Martha Gonzales
  8. Hurry Tomorrow
  9. Ya Se Va – featuring Rubén Blades
  10. Wreck of the Carlos Rey – featuring Richard Thompson
  11. A Matter of Time – featuring Elvis Costello
  12. Someday – featuring Mavis Staples
  13. Chains of Love

In October 1974.

In October 1974, “Asylum” label released “The Heart of Saturday Night”, the second Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Bones Howe. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 339 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits– vocals, piano, guitar
  • Jim Hughart– double bass
  • Pete Christlieb– tenor saxophone
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Bob Alcivar– arranger
  • Bones Howe– engineer
  • Geoff Howe – engineer
  • Terry Dunavan – mastering
  • Cal Schenkel– art direction
  • Lyn Lascaro – illustrations
  • Scott Smith – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits.

  1. New Coat of Paint
  2. San Diego Serenade
  3. Semi Suite
  4. Shiver Me Timbers
  5. Diamonds on My Windshield
  6. (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night
  7. Fumblin’ with the Blues
  8. Please Call Me, Baby
  9. Depot, Depot
  10. Drunk on the Moon
  11. The Ghosts of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone’s Pizza House)

In September 1980.

In September 1980, “Asylum” label released “Heartattack and Vine” , the sixth Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded June – July 1980, at “Filmways/Heider Studio B” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bones Howe.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits – vocals, electric guitar, piano
  • Bob Alcivar– string arrangement, orchestral arrangement, conductor
  • Ronnie Barron– Hammond organ, piano
  • Roland Bautista– electric guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Greg Cohen– bass
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, chimes, glockenspiel
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Larry Taylor– bass
  • “Big John” Thomassie – drums
  • Jerry Yester– orchestral arrangement, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Heartattack and Vine
  2. In Shades
  3. Saving All My Love for You
  4. Downtown
  5. Jersey Girl
  6. ‘Til the Money Runs Out
  7. On the Nickel
  8. Siegal
  9. Ruby’s Arms