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on October 11, 1993.

On October 11, 1993, “Elektra” label released “I’m Alive”, the tenth Jackson Browne album. It was recorded in 1992, at “Groove Masters” in Santa Monica, CA, and was produced by Jackson Browne, Scott Thurston, and Don Was. The album was in “Qmagazine list of “The 50 Best Albums Of 1993”.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano
  • Sweet Pea Atkinson – backing vocals
  • Sir Harry Bowens – backing vocals
  • Ryan Browne – backing vocals
  • Katia Cardenal – backing vocals
  • Valerie Carter – backing vocals
  • David Crosby – backing vocals
  • Doug Haywood – backing vocals
  • Don Henley – backing vocals
  • William “Bill” Greene – backing vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – backing vocals
  • Steven Soles – backing vocals
  • Jennifer Warnes – backing vocals
  • David Lindley – guitar, bouzouki, oud
  • John Leventhal – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Scott Thurston – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mike Campbell – guitar
  • Mark Goldenberg – guitar
  • Dean Parks – acoustic guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel – guitar
  • Jai Winding – piano
  • Benmont Tench – Hammond organ 
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson – bass guitar
  • Kevin McCormick – bass guitar
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Mauricio-Fritz Lewak – drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Susann McMahon – assistant producer
  • Paul Dieter; Rik Pekkonen – engineer
  • Steve Onuska, Bob Salcedo, Kathy Yore – assistant engineer
  • Ed Cherney – mixing
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Robin Lynch – art direction, design
  • Alli Truch – design
  • Bruce Weber – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne.

  1. I’m alive
  2. My Problem Is You
  3. Everywhere I Go
  4. I’ll Do Anything
  5. Miles Away
  6. Too Many Angels
  7. Take This Rain
  8. Two of Me, Two of You
  9. Sky Blue and Black
  10. All Good Things

Continue reading on October 11, 1993.

On August 5, 1992.

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.

On October 26, 2019.

On October 26, 2019, Paul Barrere died aged 71. He was musician (guitar) and songwriter. He recorded and performed with Taj Mahal, Jack Bruce, Chicken Legs, Blues Busters, Valerie Carter,  Helen Watson, Chico Hamilton, Robert Palmer, Eikichi Yazawa, and Carly Simon, but was best known as guitarist of Little feat.

 

On September 24, 1991.

On September 24, 1991, “Morgan Creek” label released “Shake Me Up”, the tenth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded in 1991, and was produced by George Massenburg and Bill Payne.

Personnel:

  • Paul Barrère- vocals, guitar, slide guitar
  • Sam Clayton– vocals, percussion
  • Craig Fuller- vocals, guitar
  • Kenny Gradney– bass
  • Richie Hayward– vocals, drums
  • Bill Payne– vocals, keyboards
  • Fred Tackett- guitar, acoustic guitar, trumpet
  • Valerie Carter- backing vocals
  • Shaun Murphy- backing vocals
  • Bonnie Sheridan- backing vocals
  • The Memphis Horns– brass
  • Neon Park – design

Track listing:

  1. Spider’s Blues (Might Need it Sometime) – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett
  2. Shake Me Up – Paul Barrère, Craig Fuller, Martin Kibbee, Bill Payne
  3. Things Happen – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett
  4. Mojo Haiku – Craig Fuller, Bill Payne
  5. Loved and Lied To – Paul Barrère, Craig Fuller, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne
  6. Don’t Try So Hard – Craig Fuller
  7. Boom Box Car – Paul Barrère
  8. Fast & Furious – Paul Barrère, Sam Clayton, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett
  9. Livin’ on Dreams – Paul Barrère, Craig Fuller, Bill Payne, Fred Tackett
  10. Clownin’ – Paul Barrère, Fred Tackett
  11. Down in Flames – Paul Barrère, Craig Fuller, Martin Kibbee, Neon Park, Bill Payne

In December 1979.

In December 1979, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Christopher Cross album. It was recorded in July 1979, at “Warner Bros Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Michael Omartian. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Christopher Cross – lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements
  • Larry Carlton– guitar solo
  • Valerie Carter– lead and background vocals
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Assa Drori – concertmaster
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone, percussion
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jay Graydon– guitar solo
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Eric Johnson– guitar solo
  • Jackie Kelso– saxophone
  • Nicolette Larson, Myrna Matthews, Marty McCall, Michael McDonald, Don HenleyStormie Omartian, D. Souther– background vocals
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Rob Meurer – arrangements, synthesizer, electric piano, celesta, acoustic piano, organ
  • Michael Omartian– arrangements, acoustic piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Tomás Ramírez – saxophone
  • Don Roberts – saxophone
  • Andy Salmon – bass
  • Tommy Taylor – drums
  • Michael Osttin – assistant producer
  • Chet Himes – engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Gitlin – second engineer
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Danny Henderson, James Flournoy Holmes –artwork
  • James Flournoy Holmes, Wonder Graphics – design
  • Jim Newhouse – flamingo concept

Track listing:

All tracks by Christopher Cross.

  1. Say You’ll Be Mine
  2. I Really Don’t Know Anymore
  3. Spinning
  4. Never Be the Same
  5. Poor Shirley
  6. Ride Like the Wind
  7. The Light Is On
  8. Sailing
  9. Minstrel Gigolo

 

On May 22, 1992.

On May 22, 1992, “Private Music” label released “Time Takes Time”, the tenth Ringo Starr album. It was recorded March – September 1991, February 1992, and was produced by Don Was, Jeff Lynne,   Peter Asher and Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr– lead vocals, drums, percussion
  • Jeff Lynne– guitars, bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Mark Goldenberg, Waddy Wachtel– guitars
  • Andrew Gold, Roger Manning, Andy Sturmer– guitars, backing vocals
  • Michael Landau, David Grissom, Michael Thompson, Jeff Baxter– guitars
  • Mark Hart– guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Benmont Tench, Robbie Buchanan, Jeffrey Vanston, Jamie Muhoberac– keyboards
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson, Bob Glaub, Neil Stubenhaus– bass
  • Peter Asher– tambourine, backing vocals
  • Mark Hudson– percussion, backing vocals
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Suzie Katayama – cello
  • Harry Nilsson– vocals
  • Raven Kane, Rosemary Butler, Valerie Carter, Terri Wood, Carmen Twillie, Wendy Fraser, Stephanie Spruill, Andrea Robinson, Bobbi Page, Doug Fieger, Berton Averre, Mark Hart, Craig Copeland, Naomi Star, Darlene Koldenhoven, Kathryn Cotter, Mark Warman, Brian Wilson, Doug Fieger, Brian O’Doherty – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Weight of the World – Brian O’Doherty, Fred Velez
  2. Don’t Know a Thing About Love – Richard Feldman, Stan Lynch
  3. Don’t Go Where the Road Don’t Go – Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman, Gary Grainger
  4. Golden Blunders – Jonathan Auer, Kenneth Stringfellow
  5. All in the Name of Love – Jerry Lynn Williams
  6. After All These Years – Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman
  7. I Don’t believe You – Andy Sturmer, Roger Manning
  8. Runaways – Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman
  9. It’s a Heartbeat – Diane Warren
  10. What Goes Around – Rick Suchow

 

 

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “The Last Record Album”, the fifth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lowell George. The cover art was by Neon Park.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George- vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrère- guitar, vocals
  • Sam Clayton- congas
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richard Hayward- drums, vocals
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, synthesizer, vocals
  • Valerie Carter- backing vocals
  • John Hall- guitar
  • Fran Tate- backing vocals
  • George Massenburg- engineer

Track listing:

  1. Romance Dance – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne
  2. All That You Dream – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne, Floyd
  3. Long Distance Love – Lowell George
  4. Day or Night – Bill Payne, Fran Tate
  5. One Love Stand – Paul Barrère, Kenny Gradney, Bill Payne
  6. Down Below the Borderline – Lowell George
  7. Somebody’s Leavin’ – Bill Payne
  8. Mercenary Territory – Lowell George, Richard Hayward

In August 1979.

In August 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Born Again”, the sixth Randy Newman album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Warner Brothers Recording Studios”; “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman– vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Waddy Wachtel, Buzzy Feiten– guitar
  • Chuck Findley– horns
  • Tom Scott– horns
  • Victor Feldman– Fender Rhodes, drums, percussion
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • David Shields, Willie Weeks– bass
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Lenny Castro, Carlos Vega – percussion
  • Stephen Bishop, Valerie Carter, Arno Lucas– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. It’s Money That I Love
  2. The Story of a Rock and Roll Band
  3. Pretty Boy
  4. Sheep
  5. Ghosts
  6. They Just Got Married
  7. Spies
  8. The Girls in My Life (Part One)
  9. Half a Man
  10. William Brown
  11. Pants

On May 23, 2000.

On May 23, 2000, “Warner Bros” label released “Inside Job”, the fourth Don Henley solo studio album. It was recorded 1999-2000, and was produced by Don Henley and Stan Lynch.

Personnel:

  • Don Henley– drums, guitar, piano, lead vocals, keyboards
  • Jana Anderson – background vocals
  • Gregg Bissonette– drums
  • Stuart Brawley– songwriter, musician, engineer, programmer
  • Jebin Bruni – musician
  • Valerie Carter– background vocals
  • John Corey– musician
  • Kevin Dorsey – background vocals
  • Timothy Drury– musician
  • Don Felder– lead guitar, vocals
  • Michael Fisher – musician
  • Glenn Frey– guitar, vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Stevie Gurr – musician
  • Dorian Holley– background vocals
  • Larry Klein– guitars
  • Kipp Lennon– background vocals
  • Mark Lennon – background vocals
  • Michael Lennon– background vocals
  • Joseph Powell – background vocals
  • Frank Simes– guitars
  • Steuart Smith– guitars
  • Benmont Tench– keyboards, organ, piano
  • Carmen Twillie– background vocals
  • Jimmie Vaughan– harmonica, vocals
  • Mervyn Warren– background vocals
  • Julia Waters – background vocals
  • Luther Waters – background vocals
  • Maxine Waters– background vocals
  • Oren Waters– background vocals
  • Jai Winding – bass
  • Stevie Wonder– keyboards, background vocals
  • Monalisa Young – background vocals
  • Terry Young – background vocals
  • Pat Lennon– background vocals
  • Michael Mishaw– background vocals
  • Lance Morrison – musician
  • Engineers: Stuart Brawley, Rob Jacobs
  • Assistant engineers: Charlie Bouis, Andy Haller, Daniel Mendez, Roger Sommers, Jeff Thomas, Ken Villeneuve, Ted Barela, Steve Griffen
  • Mixing: Rob Jacobs
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • Digital editing: Stewart Whitmore
  • Technical support: Dave Hecht, Art Kelm
  • String arrangements: Randy Newman
  • Randy Newman– conductor
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • Dean Parks– guitars
  • Darryl Phinnessee – background vocals
  • Tim Pierce– guitars
  • Randy Jackson– musician

Track listing:

  1. Nobody Else in the World But You – Don Henley, Stan Lynch, Jai Winding
  2. Taking You Home – Stuart Brawley, Don Henley, Stan Lynch
  3. For My Wedding – Larry John McNally
  4. Everything Is Different Now – Don Henley, Scott F. Crago, Timothy Drury
  5. Workin’ It – Don Henley, Frank Simes, Stan Lynch
  6. Goodbye to a River – Don Henley, Stan Lynch, Jai Winding, Frank Simes
  7. Inside Job – Don Henley, Mike Campbell
  8. They’re Not Here, They’re Not Coming – Don Henley, Stan Lynch
  9. Damn It Rose – Don Henley, Stan Lynch
  10. Miss Ghost – Don Henley, Stan Lynch, Jai Winding
  11. The Genie – Don Henley, Stan Lynch, Stuart Brawley
  12. Annabel – Don Henley, John Corey
  13. My Thanksgiving – Don Henley, Stan Lynch, Jai Winding

On August 13, 2002.

October road

On August 13, 2002, “Columbia” label released “October Road”, the fifteenth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded 2001 – 2002, and was produced by Russ Titelman. In November 2002, the album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – vocals, guitar
  • Harry Allen– tenor saxophone
  • Karen Bakunin – viola
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Clifford Carter– organ, keyboards, piano, synth rhodes, synth organ, string pad
  • Valerie Carter– backing vocals, chorus
  • Chiara Civello– backing vocals, piano
  • Luis Conte– percussion
  • Ry Cooder– guitar
  • Cenovia Cummins – violin
  • Brian Dembow – viola
  • Bruce Dukov – violin
  • Stuart Duncan – violin
  • Michael Eisenstein – chorus
  • Stephen Erdody – cello
  • Walt Fowler – trumpet
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Julie Ann Gigante – violin
  • Larry Goldings – piano
  • Nina Gordon– chorus
  • Alan Grunfeld – violin
  • Kay Hanley – chorus
  • Tamara Hatwan – violin
  • Paula Hochhalter – cello
  • Carrie Holzman-Little – viola
  • Jimmy Johnson– bass
  • Karen Jones – violin
  • Robbie Kilgore – piano
  • Mark Knopfler– vocals, guitar
  • Michael Landau– guitar
  • David Lasley– backing vocals, chorus
  • Josh Lattanzi – chorus
  • Natalie Leggett – violin
  • M Hans Liebert – synth conga, piano, synth percussion
  • Yo-Yo Ma– cello
  • Bobby Mann– guitar
  • Lou Marini– saxophone
  • Kate Markowitz– backing vocals, chorus
  • Liane Mautner – violin
  • Arnold McCuller– backing vocals, chorus
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Rob Mounsey– keyboards, synthesizer, synth bagpipes, penny whistle, percussion, string pad
  • Mark O’Connor– violin
  • Robin Olson – violin
  • John Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards
  • Steve Scully – chorus
  • Richard Sebring – French horn
  • John Sheldon – guitar harmonics
  • Richard Sortomme – violin
  • Caroline Taylor – backing vocals
  • Sally Taylor– backing vocals
  • Donna Tecco – violin
  • Belinda Whitney – violin
  • Margaret Wooten – violin
  • Kenneth Yerke – violin

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. September Grass – John I. Sheldon
  2. October Road
  3. On the 4th of July
  4. Whenever You’re Ready
  5. Belfast to Boston
  6. Mean Old Man
  7. My Traveling Star
  8. Raised Up Family
  9. Carry Me on My Way
  10. Caroline I See You
  11. Baby Buffalo
  12. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Martin, R. Blane