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The Dave Clark Five: Coast to Coast

In December 1964, “Epic” label released “Coast to Coast”, the fourth US Dave Clark Five (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1964, and was produced by Adrian Clark.

Personnel:

  • Lenny Davidson – guitars, backing and harmony vocals
  • Mike Smith – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Rick Huxley – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Clark – drums, backing vocals
  • Denis Payton – saxophone, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Any Way You Want It – Ron Ryan
  2. Give Me Love – Dave Clark, Denny Payton
  3. I Can’t Stand It – Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson
  4. I’m Left Without You – Dave Clark, Denny Payton
  5. Everybody Knows – Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson
  6. Crying Over You – Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson
  7. Say You Want Me – Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson
  8. When – Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson
  9. Don’t You Know – Dave Clark, Denny Payton
  10. To Me – Dave Clark, Denny Payton
  11. It’s Not True – Dave Clark, Mike Smith

Charlie Daniels Band: Fire on the Mountain

On November 29, 1974, “Kama Sutra” label released “Fire on the Mountain”, the second Charlie Daniels Band album, and the fifth Charlie Daniels studio album overall. Seven studio tracks were recorded in 1974, at “Capricorn Studios” in Macon, Georgia, and two live tracks were recorded at “The War Memorial Auditorium” in Nashville, Tennessee. The album was produced by Paul Hornsby. In 1992, it was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. 

Track listing:

  • Charlie Daniels – lead vocals, acoustic, electric, slide guitars, banjo
  • Barry Barnes – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Joel “Taz” DiGregorio – vocals, keyboards
  • Mark Fitzgerald – bass guitar
  • Gary Allen – drums, percussion
  • Fred Edwards – drums
  • Richard Betts – dobro
  • Jaimie Nichol – congas
  • Ovie Sparks – engineer
  • Tony Humphreys – engineer assistant
  • Roslav Szaybo, Simon Cantwell – design
  • James Flournoy Holmes, Kent Griggs – cover art, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Charlie Daniels, except where noted.

  1. Caballo Diablo
  2. Long Haired Country Boy
  3. Trudy
  4. Georgia
  5. Feeling Free – Barry Barnes
  6. The South’s Gonna Do It
  7. New York City, King Size Rosewood Bed
  8. No Place to Go (live)
  9. Orange Blossom Special (live) – Ervin T. Rouse

Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

On November 7, 1972, “Atlantic” label released “The Divine Miss M”, the debut Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Ahmet Ertegun, Barry Manilow. Geoffrey Haslam and Joel Dorn. The album was certified Platinum in US and Canada.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead vocals
  • Dickie Frank – guitar
  • David Spinozza – guitars
  • Don Arnone – guitar
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • Barry Manilow – piano
  • Pat Rebillot – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass guitar
  • Michael Federal – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Milt Hinton – bass
  • Ted Sommer – drums
  • Ray Lucas – drums
  • Kevin Ellman – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion instruments
  • Cissy Houston – backing vocals
  • Tender Loving Care (Renelle Broxton, Diedre Tuck, Beverly McKenzie) – backing vocals
  • Gail Kantor – backing vocals
  • Melissa Manchester – backing vocals
  • Merle Miller – backing vocals
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Thom Bell – horn and string arrangements
  • Barry Manilow – arranger, conductor
  • William S. Fischer – string arrangement
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements
  • Lew Hahn – engineer
  • Richard Amsel – illustration
  • Richard Mantel – art direction, design
  • Kenn Duncan – photography
  • Geoffrey Haslam, Lew Hahn, Bob Liftin – remix

Track listing:

  1. Do You Want to Dance – Bobby Freeman
  2. Chapel of Love – Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
  3. Superstar – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. Daytime Hustler – Jeff Kent
  5. Am I Blue – Harry Akst, Grant Clarke
  6. Friends (Session 1) – Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart
  7. Hello in There – John Prine
  8. Leader of the Pack – George Morton, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  9. Delta Dawn – Larry Collins, Alex Harvey
  10. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Don Raye, Hughie Prince
  11. Friends (Session 2) – Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart

Marvin Gaye: Moods of Marvin Gaye

On May 23, 1966, “Tamla” label released “Moods of Marvin Gaye”, the seventh Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded 1965 – 1966, at “Hitsville” in Detroit, US, and was produced by Smokey Robinson, Brian Holland, Clarence Paul and Lamont Dozier.

Personnel:

  • Marvin Gaye – lead vocals
  • Marv Tarplin – guitar
  • The Funk Brothers – instrumentation
  • The Andantes – backing vocals
  • The Miracles – backing vocals
  • The Spinners – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Be Doggone – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarpin
  2. Little Darling (I Need You) – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  3. Take This Heart of Mine – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin
  4. Hey Diddle Diddle – Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fugua, Marvin Gaye
  5. One More Heartache – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Tarplin, Ronald White
  6. Ain’t That Peculiar – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Tarplin
  7. Night Life – Walt Breeland, Paul Buskrik, Willie Nelson
  8. You’ve Been a Long Time Coming – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  9. Your Unchanging Love – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  10. You’re the One for Me – Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder
  11. I Worry ‘Bout You – Norman Mapp
  12. One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

The Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea

On April 18, 2006, “Fat Possum” label released “Bitter Tea”, the fifth Fiery Furnaces (The) album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, at “Key Club Recording” in Benton, Harbor, US, and was produced by Matthew Friedberger.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Friedberger – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Eleanor Friedberg – vocals, drums
  • Andy Knowles – drums
  • Bill Skibbe – noises, recording, mixing
  • Michael Parker – human beatbox, engineer assistant
  • Joe Lambert – mastering
  • Mike Reddy – design
  • Michael Lavine – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Eleanor Friedberg and Matthew Friedberg.

  1. In My Little Thatched Hut
  2. I’m in No Mood
  3. Black-Hearted Boy
  4. Bitter Tea
  5. Teach Me Sweetheart
  6. I’m Waiting to Know You
  7. The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry
  8. Oh Sweet Woods
  9. Borneo
  10. Police Sweater Blood Vow
  11. Nevers
  12. Benton Harbor Blues
  13. Whistle Rhapsody
  14. Nevers (Reprise) (unlisted)
  15. Benton Harbor Blues (Reprise) (unlisted)

James Brown: Sho Is Funky Down Here

In April 1971, “King” label released “Sho Is Funky Down Here”, the 31st James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “King Studios” in Cincinnati, US, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – organ, harpsichord
  • David Matthews – organ
  • Kenny Poole – guitar
  • Michael Moore – bass
  • Jimmy Madison – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown and David Matthews.

  1. Sho Is Fynky Down Here
  2. Don’t Mind
  3. Bob Scoward
  4. Just Enough Room for Storage
  5. You Mother You
  6. Cab Mind

Annie Lenox: Diva

On April 6, 1992, “RCA Records” label released “Diva”, the debut Annie Lennox album. It was recorded 1991 – 1992, at “Mayfair” and “The Church” in London, and was produced by Stephen Lipson. In 1993 “Brit Awards”, “Diva” won the “British Album of the Year”. It was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Annie Lennox – all vocals, keyboards
  • Stephen Lipson – guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Kenji Suzuki – guitar
  • Ed Shearmur – piano
  • Paul Moore – keyboards
  • Peter-John Vettese – keyboards, programming, recorder
  • Marius de Vries – keyboards, programming
  • Doug Wimbish – bass
  • Keith LeBlanc – drums
  • Luís Jardim – percussion
  • Steve Jansen – drum programming
  • Dave DeFries – trumpet
  • Gavyn Wright – violin
  • Heff Moraes – engineer, MIDI management
  • William O’Donovan – mixing assistance
  • Ian Silvester – digital technician
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Laurence Stevens – designs
  • Satoshi – photography (front cover)
  • Anton Corbijn – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Lennox, except where noted.

  1. Why
  2. Walking on Broken Glass
  3. Precious
  4. Legend in My Living Room – Annie Lennox, Peter John Vettese
  5. Cold
  6. Money Can’t Buy It
  7. Little Bird
  8. Primitive
  9. Stay By Me
  10. The Gift – Annie Lennox, The Blue Nile

The Big Moon: Walking Like We Do

On January 10, 2020, “Fiction Records” label released “Walking Like We Do”, the second Big Moon (The) studio album. It was recorded in2019, at “Studio BTS” in Atlanta, US, and was produced by Ben H. Allen III.

Personnel:

  • Juliette Jackson – vocals, guitars, keyboards, flute, piano
  • Soph Nathan – vocals, guitars, bass
  • Celia Archer – vocals, keyboards, piano, bass
  • Fern Ford – vocals, keyboards, drums, trumpet
  • Ben H. Allen III – additional keyboards, percussion, mixing
  • Richard Sherrington – horns
  • Rob Opitz – horns
  • Ben Etter – engineer, mixing
  • Billy Halliday – additional engineer
  • Duncan Albert Jr. – engineer assistant
  • Ian Horrocks – engineer assistant
  • Parker Bradford – engineer assistant
  • Rafael Rojas – engineer assistant
  • Spencer Poole – engineer assistant
  • Trae Young – engineer assistant
  • Pooneh Ghana – photography

Track listing:

  1. It’s Easy Then
  2. Your Light
  3. Dog Eat Dog
  4. Why
  5. Don’t Think
  6. Waves
  7. Holy Roller
  8. Take a Piece
  9. Barcelona
  10. A Hundred Ways to Land
  11. ADHD

Rage Against the Machine: Renegades

On December 5, 2000, “Epic” label released “Renegades”, the fourth Rage Against the Machine studio album. It was recorded April – September 2000, at “Cello Studios” in Hollywood, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien, Rick Rubin, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk.The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA” and in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Zack de la Rocha – vocals, art direction
  • Tom Morello – guitar, art direction
  • Tim Commerford – bass, backing vocals, art direction
  • Brad Wilk – drums, art direction
  • Jim Scott – engineer
  • David Schiffman – engineer
  • Katie Teasdale – engineer assistant
  • Darren Mora – engineer assistant
  • Matt Marin – engineer assistant
  • Mike Scotella – engineer assistant
  • Geoof Walcha – engineer assistant
  • Rich Veltrop – engineer assistant
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • D. Sardy – mixing
  • Greg Fidelman – digital editing
  • Mark Moreau – digital editing
  • Aimee Macauley – art director
  • Lindsay Chase – production coordination
  • Jake Sexton – political coordinator
  • Jake Koppell – inside booklet

Track listing:

  1. Microphone Friend – Eric Barrier, Rakim Allah
  2. Pistol Grip Pump – Roger Troutman, Dino Hawkins, Adrian  Miller, Eric Vidal, Nick Vidal
  3.  Kick Out the Jams – Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Rob Tyner, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson
  4. Renegades of Funk – Lance Taylor, Arthur Baker, John Miller, John Robie
  5. Beautiful World – Mark Motherbaugh, Gerald Casale
  6. I’m Housin – Erick Sermon, Parish Smith
  7. In My Eyes – Ian MacKaye, Jeff Nelson, Brian Haker, Lyle Preslar
  8. How I Could Just Kill a Man – Louis Freese, Senen Reyes, Lawrence Muggerud
  9. The Ghost of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen
  10. Down on the Street – Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander
  11. Street Fighting Man – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  12. Maggie’s Farm – Robert Zimmerman

Bonnie Prince Billy: Made a Place

On November 15, 2019, “Drag City” label released “Made a Place”, the 23rd Bonnie “Prince” Billy (Will Oldham) album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Downtown Recording” in Louisville, Kentucky, US, and was produced by Mark Nevers.

Personnel:

  • Bonnie “Prince” Billy – vocals, guitar
  • Jacob Duncan – woodwind, keyboards
  • Chris Rodahaffer – banjo, pedal steel guitar
  • Nathan Salsburg – guitar
  • Joan Shelley – vocals
  • Danny Kiely – bass guitar
  • Mike Hyman – drums
  • Cheyenne Mize – fiddle
  • Chris Greenwell – recording
  • Carl Saff – mastering
  • Dan Osborn – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

  1. New Memory Box
  2. Dream Awhile
  3. The Devil’s Throat
  4. Look Backward on Your Future, Look Forward to Your Past
  5. I Have Made a Place
  6. Squid Eye
  7. You Know the One
  8. This Is Far from Over
  9. Nothing Is Busted
  10. Mama Mama
  11. The Glow, Pt. 3
  12. Thick Air
  13. Building a Fire