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On June 30, 1979.

On June 30, 1979, “Elektra” label released “Spy”, the eight Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded December 1978 – April 1979, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano
  • Ian McLagan– acoustic piano
  • Don Grolnick– acoustic piano, clavinet
  • Warren Bernhardt– keyboards, acoustic piano, electric piano
  • Richard Tee– clavinet, electric piano
  • Ken Bichel– Polymoog, synthesizer
  • Cliff Carter – synthesizer
  • Billy Mernit – acoustic piano
  • Joe Caro – acoustic and electric guitar
  • John Hall – electric guitar
  • David Spinozza– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Frank Carillo– guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Will Lee– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion, congas
  • Raphael Cruz – cowbell, congas, percussion
  • Mike Mainieri– vibraphone
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone, tenor sax solo
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Peter Ballin – alto saxophone
  • Lew Del Gatto – baritone saxophone
  • Tom Malone– trombone
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Arif Mardin– horn, string and choir arrangement
  • Gene Orloff– concertmaster
  • Tim Curry– backing vocals
  • Ullanda McCullough – backing vocals
  • James Taylor– backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals
  • Jonathan Abramowitz, Lamar Alsop, Julien Barber, Phil Bodner, James Buffington, Frederick Buldrini, Jean R. Dane, Eddie Daniels, Peter Dimitriades, Lewis Eley, Gerald Tarack, Paul Gershman, Ted Hoyle, Regis Iandiorio, Teddy Israel, Harold Kohon, Jesse Levy, Guy Lumia, Joseph Malin, Richard Maximoff, Kermit Moore, Eugene J. Moye, Gene Orloff, Tony Posk, Alan Shulmanand Mitsue Takayama – strings
  • Lew Hahn – recording, mixing
  • Mike O’Malley – assistant engineer
  • George Piros – mastering
  • Robert Heimall – art direction, design
  • Pam Frank – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Vengeance
  2. Just Like You Do
  3. We’re So Close
  4. Coming to Get You
  5. Never Been Gone – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  6. Pure Sin – Carly Simon, Frank Carillo
  7. Love You By Heart – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman, Libby Titus
  8. Spy – Carly Simon, James Taylor, Arif Mardin
  9. Memorial Day

On August 6, 1976.

On August 6, 1976, “CTI” label released “End of a Rainbow”, the debut Patti Austin album. It was recorded April – June 1976, at  “Mediasound Studios” in New York City, “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Richard Tee– clavinet
  • Michael Abene – piano
  • Barry Miles– synthesizer
  • Eric Gale, Steve Khan– guitar
  • Jeff Berlin, Will Lee, Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd, Andy Newmark– drums
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Vivian Cherry, Frank Floyd, Gwen Guthrie, Zachary Sanders – background vocals
  • Harry Cykman, Max Ellen, Barry Finclair, Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Guy Lumia, Joe Malin, David Nadien, Max Pollikoff, Matthew Raimondi, Richard Sortomme – violin
  • Al Brown, Ted Israel, Manny Vardi– viola
  • Charles McCracken, Alan Shulman– cello
  • Chuck Israels– arco bass
  • Gloria Agostini – harp
  • David Matthews– arranger
  • Bob James- conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Patti Austin except where noted

  1. Say You Love Me
  2. In My Life
  3. You Don’t Have To Say You’re Sorry
  4. More Today Than Yesterday – Pat Upton
  5. Give It Time
  6. There Is No Time
  7. What’s at the End of a Rainbow
  8. This Side of Heaven
  9. Sweet Sadie the Savior

On June 14, 2011.

On June 14, 2011, “Shanachie Records” label released “Time Together”, the 17th Michael Franks album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Charles Blenzig, Gil Goldstein, Chuck Loeb, Scott Petito and Mark Egan.

Personnel:

  • Michael Franks – vocals, back cover photo
  • Mark Egan – bass, feetless bass, arranger, mixing’
  • Chuck Loeb – guitar, keyboards, percussion, drum programming, arranger, engineer
  • Romero Lubambo – guitar
  • David Spinozza – guitar
  • Charles Blenzig – piano, keyboards, arranger
  • Clifford Carter – keyboards
  • Gil Goldstein – piano, arranger
  • Jay Anderson – bass
  • Greg Cohen – bass
  • Tim Lefebvre – bass
  • Will Lee – bass, background vocals
  • Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion
  • Wolfgang Haffner – drums, percussion
  • Shawn Pelton – drums, percussion
  • Billy Kilson – drums
  • Jerry Marotta – drums
  • Rogerio Boccato – percussion
  • Mike Mainieri – vibraphone
  • Veronica Nunn – vocals, background vocals
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman, Carmen Cuesta, Lizzy Loeb – background vocals
  • Till Brönner – trumpet
  • Alex Sipiagin – trumpet
  • Eric Marienthal – alto saxophone
  • David Mann – saxophone
  • Scott Petito – bass, arranger, assembly, engineer, executive producer mastering, mixing
  • Hal Winer – engineer
  • Phil Magnotti – mixing
  • Dennis Wall – mixing
  • Alysabeth Beesmer – art direction, design
  • Kristina Swarner – cover painting
  • Dion Ogust – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Franks.

  1. Now That the Summer’s Here
  2. One Day in St. Tropez
  3. Summer in New York
  4. Mice
  5. Charlie Chan in Egypt
  6. I’d Rather Be Happy Than Right
  7. Time Together
  8. Samba Blue
  9. My Heart Said Wow
  10. If I Could Make September Stay
  11. Feathers from an Angel’s Wing

On March 10, 1982.

On March 10, 1982, “Charisma” label released “After Hours”, the ninth Gary Moore studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Gary Moore and Ian Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Gary Moore– vocals, guitar
  • Will Lee, Bob Daisley, Johnny B. Gaydon – bass
  • Graham Walker, Anton Fig– drums
  • Tommy Eyre– keyboards
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Frank Mead, Nick Pentelow, Nick Payn – saxophone
  • Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson– The Memphis Horns
  • Carol Kenyon, Linda Taylor – vocals
  • Richard Morgan – oboe
  • B. King– vocals, guitar
  • Albert Collins – vocals, guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Moore, except  where noted.

  1. Cold Day in Hell – Gary Moore
  2. Don’t You Lie to Me (I Get Evil) – Hudson Whittaker
  3. Story of the Blues
  4. Since I Met You Baby
  5. Separate Ways
  6. Only Fool in Town
  7. Key to Love – John Mayall
  8. Jumpin’ at Shadows – Duster Bennett
  9. The Blues is Alright – Milton Campbell
  10. The Hurt Inside
  11. Nothing’s the Same

On January 23, 1990.

On January 23, 1990, “GRP” label released “Reunion”, the 41st Gary Burton album. It was recorded May 6 – 10, 1989, at “Studio A – Power Station” in New York City, and was produced by Gary Burton.

Personnel:

  • Gary Burton– vibraphone, marimba
  • Pat Metheny– guitar
  • Mitchel Forman– piano, keyboards
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Peter Erskine– drums, percussion
  • Dan Gellert – assistant engineer
  • Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen– executive producers
  • Rob Eaton – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Autumn – Polo Orti
  2. Reunion – Mitchel Forman
  3. Origin – Mitchel Forman
  4. Will You Say You Will – Vince Mendoza
  5. House on the Hill – Pat Metheny
  6. Panama – Paul Meyers
  7. Chairs and Children – Vince Mendoza
  8. Wasn’t Always Easy – Pat Metheny
  9. The Chief – Pat Metheny
  10. Tiempos Felice – Polo Orti
  11. Quick and Running – Polo Orti

On December 13, 1977.

On December 13, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Blue Lights in the Basement”, the sixth Roberta Flack studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Rubina Flake, Joe Ferla and Gene McDaniels.

Personnel:

  • Roberta Flack– vocals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Ronnie Foster– keyboards, background vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– keyboards
  • Leon Pendarvis– keyboards, background vocals, musical arrangements
  • Harry Whitaker – keyboards, musical arrangements
  • Reggie Lucas– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar, musical arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Michael Kamen– oboe solo, musical arrangements
  • Anthony Jackson– bass guitar
  • Basil Fearrington – bass
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Gary King– bass, musical arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Jimmy Wong – drums
  • Howard King – drums
  • Idris Muhammad– drums
  • Crusher Bennett – percussion
  • David Carey – percussion
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • James Mtume– percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Yvonne Lewis, Gene McDaniels, Zach Sanders, Brenda White, Deniece Williams– background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Why Don’t You Move in with Me – Gene McDaniels
  2. The Closer I Get to You – Reggie Lucas, James Mtume
  3. Fine, Fine Day – Rachel Perry
  4. This Time I’ll Be Sweeter – Pat Grant, Gwen Guthrie
  5. 25th of Last December – Gene McDaniels
  6. After You – Michael Masser, Ron Miller
  7. I’d Like to Be Baby to You – Morgan Ames
  8. Soul Deep – Wayne Carson
  9. Love is the Healing – Gene McDaniels
  10. Where I’ll Find You – David McHugh

In November 1987.

In November 1987, “Sire” label released “Love”, the third Aztec Camera studio album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma, Russ Titelman, Roddy Frame, David Frank, Michael Jonzun and Rob Mounsey.

Personnel:

  • Roddy Frame – vocals, guitar
  • Rob Mounsey- bass, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • Marcus Miller, Kent Wagner, Will Lee– bass
  • Peter Beckett – keyboards
  • David Frank – keyboards, programming
  • Robbie Kilgore – bass synthesizer
  • Dave Weckl, Steve Jordan, Steve Gadd– drums
  • Carole Steele – percussion
  • Dan Hartman, Jill Dell’Abate, Lani Groves, Tawatha Agee, Gordon Grody, Robin Clark, Scott Parker, Loria Jonzun, Michael Jonzun, Carroll Thompson- backing vocals
  • Jimmy Bralower – drums, drum programming
  • Jeff Bova– programming
  • Soni Jonzun – saxophone
  • Peter Saville Associates– design, art direction

Track listing:

All tracks written Roddy Frame.

  1. Deep & Wide & Tall
  2. How Men Are
  3. Everybody Is A Number One
  4. More Than A Law
  5. Somewhere In My Heart
  6. Working In A Goldmine
  7. One & One
  8. Paradise
  9. Killermont Street

 

 

On September 29, 1980.

On September 29, 1980, “MCA” label released “Carnaval”, the fourth Spyro Gyra album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Secret Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Jay Beckenstein and Richard Calandra.

Personnel:

  • Jay Beckenstein – saxophones, piano
  • Tom Schuman, Jeremy Wall – keyboards
  • Dave Samuels – marimba, vibraphone
  • Chet Catallo, Hiram Bullock, Rick Strauss, John Tropea – guitar
  • Jim Kurzdorfer – bass
  • Eli Konikoff – drums
  • Gerardo Velez – percussion
  • Michael Brecker – flute
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Tom Malone – trombone, trumpet
  • Rob Mounsey – synthesizer
  • Will Lee – bass guitar
  • David Darling – cello
  • Steve Jordan – drums
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion, congas
  • Steve Kroon, Richard Calandra – percussion
  • Jeremy Wall – assistant producer, conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Tom Schuman – conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Neil Dorfsman, Jack Malken – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Cafe Amore – Chet Catallo
  2. Dizzy – Tom Schuman, Eli Konikoff
  3. Awakening – Jeremy Wall
  4. Cachaca – Jay Beckenstein
  5. Fox Trot – Jay Beckenstein
  6. Sweet ‘n’ Savvy – Tom Schuman
  7. Bittersweet – Jay Beckenstein
  8. Carnaval – Jeremy Wall

On June 1, 1999.

On June 1, 1999, “Windham Hill” label released “Barefoot on the Beach”, the fourteenth Michael Franks studio album. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Chuck Loeb and Jimmy Haslip.

Personnel:

  • Michael Franks, Valerie Simpson – vocals
  • Carmen Cuesta, Lani Groves, Tawatha Agee – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Haslip, Will Lee – bass
  • John Patitucci – double bass
  • Brian Dunne, Shawn Pelton, Steve Gadd, Wolfgang Haffner – drums
  • James Hynes – flugelhorn
  • David Mann, Chris Hunter – flute
  • Chuck Loeb, Jay Azzolina, Jeff Mironov, Steve Khan – guitar
  • Charles Blenzig, Jimmy Haslip, Chris Palmaro, Mike Ricchiuti – keyboards
  • Bashiri Johnson, David Charles, Wolfgang Haffner – percussion
  • Bob James – piano
  • Chris Hunter, Andy Snitzer, Bob Mintzer, Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Jim Beard – strings
  • Birch Johnson – trombone
  • Larry Lunetta, Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Dave Samuels – vibraphone

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Franks, except where noted.

  1. Barefoot on the Beach – Charles Blenzig, Michael Franks
  2. Heart Like an Open Book
  3. Now Love Has No End
  4. The Fountain of Youth
  5. When You Smiled at Me
  6. Double Talk
  7. Every Time She Whispers
  8. Why Spring Ain’t Here
  9. A Walk in the Rain
  10. Smooth
  11. Like Moon Behind a Cloud

In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Columbia” label released “Smile”, the sixth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in 1975, at “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Charlie Calello.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, guitar, wood block
  • John Tropea, Hugh McCracken, Joe Beck, Jeff Mironov, Jerry Friedman, Greg Bennett – guitar
  • Will Lee, Richard Davis, Bob Babbitt- bass
  • Chris Parker, Allan Schwartzberg, Rick Marotta- drums
  • Jimmy Maelen- tambourine, wood block
  • Nydia Mata, Carter C.C. Collins – congas
  • Rubens Bassini- shaker
  • David Friedman – vibraphone
  • Joe Farrell, Michael Brecker, George Young – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • Paul Messing – triangle
  • Nisako Yoshida, Reiko Kamota – koto
  • Don Puluse, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jay Messina, Lou Waxman, Stan Tonkel – assistant engineer
  • Ed Lee – artwork
  • Patty Newport – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Sexy Mama – Al Goodman, Sylvia Robinson, Harry Ray
  2. Children of the Junks
  3. Money
  4. I Am the Blues
  5. Stormy Love
  6. The Cat Song
  7. Midnite Blue
  8. Smile