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On December 13, 1988.

On December 13, 1988, “Columbia” label released “The Best Years of Our Lives”, the eighteenth Neil Diamond studio album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Chartmaker Studios”, “Lion Share Recording Studios”, “Village Recorders”, “Ocean Way Recording” in Los Angeles, “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, “Omnisound Recording Studios” in Nashville, “Seacost Sound” in Victoria, British Columbia, and was produced by David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – lead vocals
  • Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Renée Geyer, Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Richard Bennett – acoustic guitar
  • Dean Parks – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Michael Landau, Steve Lukather – electric guitar
  • Mike Brignardello, Reinie Press – bass guitar
  • Tris Imboden, Paul Leim, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Michael Boddicker, Robbie Buchanan, David Foster, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren, Michael Omartian, David Paich – keyboards
  • Rick Bowen, Rhett Lawrence, Kevin Maloney – synthesizer programming
  • Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Larry Williams – horns
  • David Foster, Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Jeremy Lubbock – string arrangements
  • David Foster – arranger
  • Sam Cole, Chris Earthy – production coordination
  • Ned Brown, Barry Cardinale, Larry E. Williams, Alison Zanetos – production assistant
  • Jeffrey Woodruff – engineer
  • Jesse Kanner, Ray Pyle, Dave Reitzas – engineer assistant
  • Humberto Gatica – mixing
  • Mauricio Guerrero, Laura Livingston – mixing assistant
  • George Marino – mastering
  • David Kirschner – art direction, design
  • Beverley Lazor-Bahr – additional design
  • Matthew Rolston – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

  1. The Best Years of Our Lives
  2. Hard Times for Lovers
  3. This Time – Neil Diamond, David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock
  4. Everything’s Gonna Be Fine – Neil Diamond, Weldon Dean Parks
  5. Hooked on the Memory of You
  6. Take Care of Me – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  7. Baby Can I Hold You – Tracy Chapman
  8. Carmelita’s Eyes – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  9. Courtin’ Disaster – Neil Diamond, David Foster
  10. If I Couldn’t See You Again
  11. Long Hard Climb – Neil Diamond, Tom Hensley, Alan Lindgren

On November 4, 1997.

On November 4, 1997, “MCA” label released “Deuces Wild”, the thirty fifth B.B. King studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by John Porter and Chris Lord-Alge.

Personnel:

  • B.B. King – vocals, guitar
  • Keith Richards – guitar
  • Eric Clapton – guitar
  • Ronnie Wood – guitar
  • David Gilmour – guitar
  • Bonnie Raitt – guitar
  • Michael Landau – guitar
  • Marty Stuart – guitar
  • Hugh McCracken – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Neil Hubbard – guitar
  • Chris Stainton – piano, keyboards
  • C. J. Vanston – Hammond B3 organ
  • Paul Carrack – Hammond B3 organ, keyboards
  • Bill Payne – keyboards
  • D’Angelo – keyboards
  • Leon Pendarvis – organ
  • Jon Cleary – piano
  • Jools Holland – piano
  • Tommy Eyre – piano, Wurlitzer
  • Darryl Jones – bass guitar
  • Pino Palladino – bass guitar
  • Reggie McBride – bass guitar
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson – bass guitar
  • Mick Jagger – vocals, harmonica
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • Tony Braunagel – drums
  • Charlie Watts – drums
  • Steve Jordan – drums
  • Kenny Aronoff – drums
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Jamil Sharif – trumpet
  • Brian Murray – trumpet
  • Darrell Leonard – trumpet
  • Joe Sublett – tenor saxophone
  • Carl Blouin – tenor saxophone
  • Greg Smith – baritone saxophone
  • Daniel P. Kelley – French horn
  • Yvonne S. Moriarty – French horn
  • Andrea Byers – violin
  • Sid Page – violin
  • Armen Garabedian – violin
  • Berj Garabedian – violin
  • Norman Hughes – violin
  • Tamara Hatwan – violin
  • Bruce Dukov – violin, viola
  • Larry Colbert – cello
  • Martin Tillman – cello
  • Miles Tackett – cello
  • Dane Little – cello
  • Marston Smith – cello
  • Kenneth Yerke – viola
  • Robert Becker – viola
  • Paul Waller – programming
  • Simon Climie – programming
  • Harry Bowens – background vocals
  • Terence Forsythe – background vocals
  • Vincent Bonham – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. If You Love Me – with Van Morrison
  2. The Thrill Is Gone – with Tracy Chapman
  3. Rock Me Baby – with Eric Clapton
  4. Please Send Me Someone to Love – with Mick Hucknall
  5. Baby I Love You – with Bonnie Raitt
  6. Ain’t Nobody Home – with D’Angelo
  7. Pauly’s Birthday Boogie – with Jools Holland
  8. Confessin’ the Blues – with Marty Stuart
  9. Hummingbird – with Dionne Warwick
  10. Let the Good Times Roll – with Zucchero
  11. Keep It Coming – with Heavy D
  12. Cryin’ Won’t Help You Babe – with David Gilmour and Paul Carrack
  13. Night Life – with Willie Nelson

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 June 21, 2019.

On June 21, 2019, Elliot Rabinowitz aka Elliot Roberts died aged 76. He was a music manager and record executive, managing Tom Petty, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan, and The Cars, best known for helping to start and develop the careers of Neil Young (whom he managed for over fifty years) and Joni Mitchell.

On November 11, 2008.

On November 11, 2008, “Elektra” label released “Our Bright Future”, the eight Tracy Chapman studio album. It was recorded in 2008, and was produced by Tracy Chapman and Larry Klein.
Personnel:

  • Tracy Chapman – acoustic and electric guitar, vocals
  • Larry Goldings – keyboards
  • Jared Faw – piano
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Joe Gore – acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Klein– bass, organ
  • Dean Parks– guitar, clarinet, mandolin, pedal steel
  • Joey Waronker– drums, percussion
  • Rock Deadrick – background vocals
  • Carla Kihlstedt – violin, nyckelharpa
  • Michael Webster, Rob Burger – keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Sing for You
  2. I Did It All
  3. Save Us All
  4. Our Bright Future
  5. For a Dream
  6. Thinking of You
  7. A Theory
  8. Conditional
  9. Something to See
  10. The First Person on Earth
  11. Spring

On October 15, 2002.

On October 15, 2002, “Elektra” label released “Let It Rain”, the sixth Tracy Chapman album. It was recorded in 2002, at “The Plant Studios” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Tracy Chapman and John Parish.

Personnel:

  • Tracy Chapman – acoustic guitar, bass guitar, clarinet, electric guitar, lead vocals, handclapping, electric banjo
  • Bill Bennet – oboe
  • Matthew Brubeck – cello
  • Jeremy Cohen – violin
  • Linda Ghidossi de Luca – viola
  • Joe Gore – acoustic guitar, piano, electric guitar, keyboard, ukulele, bazouki, gourd, lap steel guitar
  • Steve Hunter– electric guitar
  • Carla Kihlstedt – violin
  • Greg Leisz– dobro, pedal steel, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, mando-guitar, baritone guitar
  • John Parish– acoustic guitar, bass guitar, percussion, background vocals
  • Andy Stoller – bass
  • Larry Taylor– upright bass
  • Jeanie Tracy – background vocals
  • Joey Waronker– percussion, drums, tambourine, handclapping, cajon, shaker
  • Patrick Warren – organ, piano, accordion, keyboard, bells, tack piano
  • Paul DuGre – engineer
  • Paul DuGre – mixing
  • John Cuniberti – mastering
  • Jay Blakesberg – photography
  • Jim Herrington – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Let It Rain
  2. Another Sun
  3. You’re the One
  4. In the Dark
  5. Almost
  6. Hard Wired
  7. Say Hallelujah
  8. Broken
  9. Happy
  10. Goodbye
  11. Over in Love
  12. I Am Yours

On November 14, 1995.

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On November 14, 1995, “Elektra” label released “New Beginning”, the fourth Tracy Chapman album. It was recorded 1994 – 1995, and was produced by Tracy Chapman and Don Gehman. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 7 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and 5 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Tracy Chapman – organ, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, background vocals
  • Rock Deadrick – percussion, drums, background vocals
  • Lili Haydn– violin
  • Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Adam Levy – electric guitar, background vocals
  • Eric Rigler – Tin whistle, Uilleann pipes
  • Scott Roewe – didgeridoo
  • Glenys Rogers – percussion, background vocals
  • John Philip Shenale– keyboard
  • Andy Stoller – bass, background vocals, tamboura
  • Cameron Stone – cello
  • John Thomas– piano
  • Engineer: Don Gehman
  • Assistant engineers: John Ewing, Jr., Kevin Scott, Doug Trantow
  • Mixing: Don Gehman
  • Mastering: Eddy Schreyer
  • Production coordination: Diane Medak
  • Art direction: Lee Cantelon
  • Design: Lee Cantelon
  • Graphic layout: Lavonne Murlowski
  • Photography: Christine Alicino

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Heaven’s Here on Earth
  2. Start All Over
  3. Smoke and Ashes
  4. Cold Feet
  5. At This Point in My Life
  6. The Promise
  7. The Rape of the World
  8. Tell It Like It Is
  9. Give Me One Reason
  10. Remember the Tinman
  11. I’m Ready
  12. Save a Place For Me

On October 3, 1989.

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On October 3, 1989, “Elektra” label released “Crossroads” the second Tracy Chapman album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Tracy Chapman and David Kershenbaum. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; 2 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Tracy Chapman – acoustic guitar, harmonica, electric guitar, vocals, background vocals, 12 string guitar
  • Charlie Bisharat– violin, viola, electric violin, pizzicato violin
  • Peggie Blu– background vocals
  • Marc Cohn– piano
  • Paulinho da Costa– tambourine
  • Carolyn Dennis– background vocals
  • Denny Fongheiser – drums
  • Bobbye Hall– percussion, conga
  • Jack Holder – banjo, piano
  • Larry Klein– bass
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– electric guitar
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Jim Lacefield – cello
  • Tim Landers– bass
  • Steve Lindley – electric piano
  • Bob Marlette – keyboard
  • Frank Marocco – accordion
  • Sheila Minard – background vocals
  • Scarlet Rivera– violin
  • Roz Seay – background vocals
  • E. Smith– acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric guitar
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith– organ
  • John X. Volaitis – piano
  • Elesecia Wright – background vocals
  • Snooky Young– trumpet
  • Neil Young– acoustic guitar, piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Crossroads
  2. Bridges
  3. Freedom Now
  4. Material World
  5. Be Careful of My Heart
  6. Subcity
  7. Born to Fight
  8. A Hundred Years
  9. This Time
  10. All That You Have Is Your Soul

 

On April 28, 1992.

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On April 28, 1992, “Elektra” label released “Matters of the Heart”, the third Tracy Chapman album. It was recorded 1990 – 1992, and was produced by Tracy Chapman and Jimmy Iovine.

Personnel:

  • Tracy Chapman –acoustic guitar, vocals, art direction
  • Manu Katché– drums
  • Omar Hakim– drums
  • Alejandro “Alex” Acuña– percussion
  • Mino Cinelu& Steve Thornton – percussion
  • Michael Fisher– percussion
  • Nellee Hooper– percussion
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Randy “The Emperor” Jackson– bass
  • Larry Klein– bass
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Roy Bittan– accordion, keyboard
  • Charles Judge &Larry Williams – keyboard
  • Mike Campbell– bouzouki, mandolin, electric guitar
  • Vernon Reid– electric guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel– electric guitar
  • Bobby Womack– acoustic Guitar
  • Engineers: David Bianco,Niko Bolas, Nellee Hooper, Femi Jiya, Bradshaw Leigh, Thom Panunzio, Mark “Spike” Stent
  • Assistant engineers: Chad Blinman, Greg Goldman, Ed Korengo, Chad Munsey, Joe Pirrera, Rick Plank
  • Mixing:Bob Clearmountain, Femi Jiya
  • Mastering:Bob Ludwig
  • Coordination:Susie Tallman

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Bang Bang Bang
  2. So
  3. I Used to Be a Sailor
  4. The Love That You Had
  5. Woman’s Work
  6. If These Are the Things
  7. Short Supply (Jigten; For Richmond)
  8. Dreaming on a World
  9. Open Arms
  10. Matters of the Heart

 

On April 15, 1988.

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On April 15, 1988, “Elektra” label released the self-titled Tracy Chapman debut album. It was recorded at the “Powertrax” in Hollywood, and was produced by David Kershenbaum. The album was certified six-times platinum by the “Recording Industry Association of America”.

Personnel:

  • Tracy Chapman – acoustic guitar, percussion, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Ed Black – steel guitar
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Denny Fongheiser – percussion, drums
  • Jack Holder – organ, dulcimer, dobro, piano, electric guitar, Hammond organ, sitar
  • Steve Kaplan– harmonica, keyboard
  • Larry Klein– bass guitar
  • David LaFlamme – electric violin
  • Bob Marlette – keyboard
  • Carol Bobolts – art direction
  • Brian Koppelman– executive production
  • Matt Mahurin – photography
  • Don Rubin – executive production
  • Kevin Smith – engineering, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
  2. Fast Car
  3. Across the Lines
  4. Behind the Wall
  5. Baby Can I Hold You
  6. Mountains o’ Things
  7. She’s Got Her Ticket
  8. Why
  9. For My Lover
  10. If Not Now…
  11. For you