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On April 1, 2014.

On April 1, 2014, “Universal Records” label released “Life Journey”, the 37th Leon Russell album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.


  • Leon Russell – lead and background vocals, piano, liner notes
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • John Clayton- bass, conductor, arranger
  • Dixieland Band
  • William Cantos – background vocals
  • Alvin Chea– background vocals
  • Perry Morgan – background vocals
  • Louis Price– background vocals
  • Graham Dechter – acoustic guitar
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Anthony Wilson– guitar
  • Chris Simmons- slide guitar
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel, pedal steel guitar
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar, soloist
  • Larry Goldings- Hammond B3
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Lee Callet – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Owens – tenor saxophone
  • Rickey Woodard– tenor saxophone
  • Keith Fiddmont – alto saxophone
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Ryan Porter – trombone
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Bijon Watson – trumpet
  • Gilbert Castellanos– trumpet
  • Clay Jenkins – trumpet
  • Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • James Ford – trumpet
  • Darrell Leonard- flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Jeff Clayton- clarinet, alto saxophone
  • James Gordon – clarinet
  • Christoph Luty – bass
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Jeff Hamilton- drums
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Elena Barere – concert master
  • Alan Broadbent- string arrangements
  • Jill Dell’Abate – string contractor
  • Elton John- executive producer
  • Shari Sutcliffe – music contractor, production coordination
  • Chandler Harrod – engineer, Pro-Tools
  • Mark Lambert – piano engineer, vocal engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner- string engineer
  • Al Schmitt- engineer, mixing
  • Doug Saks – mastering
  • Ryan Roth – design, photography
  • Mike Diehl – design

Track listing:

  1. Come On in My Kitchen – Robert Johnson
  2. Big Lips – Leon Russell
  3. Georgia on My Mind- Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  4. That Lucky Old Sun- Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith 4:09
  5. Fever- Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
  6. Think of Me – Mike Reid
  7. I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)- Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  8. The Masquerade Is Over – Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel
  9. I Really Miss You – Paul Anka
  10. New York State of Mind- Billy Joel
  11. Fool’s Paradise -Johnny Fuller, Bob Geddins, Dr. David Rosenbaum
  12. Down in Dixieland – Leon Russell

On June 18, 1976.

On June 18, 1976, “Riva” label released “A Night on the Town”, the seventh Rod Stewart album. It was recorded December 1975 – April 1976, at “Cherokee Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Muscle Shoals Sound” in Sheffield, “Criteria” in  Miami” in Nederland, CO, and was produced by Tom Dowd. The cover art is based on Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting “Bal du moulin de la Galette”.


  • Rod Stewart – vocals
  • Donald Dunn, Bob Glaub, David Hood, Willie Weeks, Lee Sklar– bass guitar
  • Steve Cropper, Billy Peek, Joe Walsh, Jesse Ed Davis, David Lindley, Fred Tackett– guitar
  • John Barlow Jarvis, David Foster, Barry Beckett, J. Smith – keyboards
  • Roger Hawkins, Andy Newmark, Al Jackson Jr., Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Tommy Vig, Joe Lala– percussion
  • Jimmy Horowitz, Mel Lewis, Arif Mardin– string arrangements
  • Tower of Power Horn section – French horn
  • Jerry Jumonville, Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Stewart, except where noted.

Slow Side

  1. Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  2. The First Cut Is the Deepest – Cat Stevens
  3. Fool for You
  4. The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)

Fast Side

  1. The Balltrap
  2. Pretty Flamingo – Mark Barkan
  3. Big Bayou – Gib Guilbeau
  4. The Wild Side of Life – Arlie Carter, William Warren
  5. Trade Winds – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Warner Bros” label released “If That’s What It Takes”, the debut Michael McDonald studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio”; “Sunset Sound Recorders” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker.


  • Michael McDonald – lead vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Willie Weeks, Louis Johnson, Mike Porcaro – bass
  • Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Robben Ford – guitar
  • Edgar Winter, Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Lenny Castro, Bobby LaKind, Paulinho Da Costa, Ted Templeman – percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes – piano, clavinet
  • Greg Phillinganes – organ
  • Michael McDonald, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian – Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizer
  • Tom Scott – lyricon
  • Ed Sanford, Maureen McDonald,  Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Brenda Russell, Kathy Walker, Amy Holland – background vocals
  • Ken Deane, Bobby Hata, Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett, Steve McManus – engineer
  • Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett – overdub engineer
  • Lee Herschberg – mixing
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Jerry Hey – horn arrangements
  • Marty Paich – string arrangements
  • Paul Mederios – keyboard technician
  • Joan Parker, Kathy Walker, Vicki Fortson – production coordinator
  • Jeff Adamoff – art direction, design
  • Jim Shea – photography
  • Irving Azoff – direction

Track listing:

  1. Playin’ by the Rules – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford
  2. I Keep Forgetting – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Lies – Michael McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  4. I Gotta Try – Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
  5. I Can Let Go Now – Michael McDonald
  6. That’s Why – McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  7. If That’s What It Takes – Michael McDonald, Jackie De Shannon
  8. No Such Luck – Michael McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield
  9. Losin’ End – Michael McDonald
  10. Believe in It – Michael McDonald

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.


  • 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

In August 1978.

In August 1978, “Full Moon” label released “Twin Sons of Different Mothers”, the first of two collaborations albums by Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg. It was recorded in 1978, at “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, California; “Village Recorders”,  “Wally Heider Studios”, “United Studios”, “A&M Studios” and “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg.


  • Dan Fogelberg – vocals, voices, background vocals, synthesizer, acoustic, electric, classical and slide guitars,  bass, mandolin, percussion, piano, keyboard
  • Tim Weisberg- flute, percussion, oboe, piccolo
  • David Breinenthal – bassoon
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Vincent DeRosa – French horn
  • Earl Dumler – English horn
  • John Ellis – organ, oboe
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion, conga, cowbell
  • Don Henley- vocals, harmony vocals
  • John Leslie Hug – guitar, harp
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion, conga
  • Neil Larsen – piano, keyboard, electric piano
  • Andy Newmark- synthesizer, drums
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Ann Mason Stockton – harp
  • Florence Warner- vocals, background vocals
  • Willie Weeks– bass
  • Marty Lewis – engineer
  • Glenn Meadows – vinyl mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Fogelberg, except where noted.

  1. Twins Theme
  2. Intimidation
  3. Lazy Susan
  4. Guitar Etude No. 3
  5. Tell Me to My Face – Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash
  6. Hurtwood Alley
  7. Lahaina Luna
  8. Paris Nocturne
  9. Since You’ve Asked – Judy Collins
  10. The Power of Gold

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “Metromedia” label released “In the Garden”, the second Gypsy album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Larrabee Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Clark Burroughs.


  • Enrico Rosenbaum- guitar, vocals
  • James Walsh – keyboards, vocals
  • James Johnson – guitar, vocals
  • Bill Lordan- drums
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Joe Lala– percussion
  • Engineered by Jerry Barnes

Track listing:

  1. Around You
  2. Reach Out Your Hand
  3. As Far As You Can See (As Much As You Can Feel)
  4. Here in the Garden I
  5. Here in the Garden II
  6. Blind Man
  7. Time Will Make It Better – James Walsh


In June 1977.

In June 1977, Island” label released the debut, self-titled Steve Winwood solo studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Steve Winwood, Chris Blackwell and Mark Miller Mundy.


  • Steve Winwood – lead and backing vocals, electric piano, synthesizer, guitars, saxophone, organ, clavinet, harmonium, string synthesizer, harpsichord, drums, percussion
  • Brother James – percussion
  • Willie Weeks– bass
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Nicole Winwood – backing vocal
  • Jim Capaldi– percussion, backing vocal
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah – congas
  • Junior Marvin– guitar
  • John Susswell – drums
  • Alan Spenner– bass guitar
  • Robert Ash – assistant engineer
  • Phill Brown – recording engineer
  • Fin Costello – photography
  • Ray Doyle – assistant engineer
  • Lee Hulko – mastering
  • James Hutcheson – cover design, paintings
  • Mark Miller Mundy – associate producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi, except where noted.

  1. Hold On
  2. ime Is Running Out
  3. Midland Maniac – Stevie Winwood
  4. Vacant Chair – Stevie Winwood,Viv Stanshall
  5. Luck’s In
  6. Let Me Make Something in Your Life

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Warner Bros” label released “In the Pocket”, the seventh James Taylor studio album. It was recorded 1975 – 1976, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “The Burbank Studios” in Burbank, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.


  • James Taylor – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet
  • Michael Brecker- saxophone
  • Red Callender- double bass, tuba
  • Malcolm Cecil- Moog synthesizer
  • David Crosby- vocals
  • Nick DeCaro – voiceorgan, hornorgan, string and horn arrangements, accordion, ARP String Ensemblesynthesizer
  • Craig Doerge- keyboards
  • Victor Feldman- percussion, marimba, bass marimba, vibraphone, orchestra bells
  • Art Garfunkel- vocals
  • David Grisman- mandolin, mandocello
  • Bobbye Hall- bongos, shaker, triangle
  • Milt Holland- chimes, wind chimes
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Danny Kortchmar- electric guitar, mandolin
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, percussion
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • David Lindley- dobro
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Clarence McDonald- Hammond organ, piano, Moog synthesizer, Fender Rhodes electric piano, hornorgan
  • Graham Nash- vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- banjo, vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt- vocals
  • Carter Robertson – vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt- vocals
  • Carly Simon- vocals
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Alex Taylor- vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel- electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Kenny Watson – cimbalom
  • Ernie Watts- saxophone
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Stevie Wonder- harmonica, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Shower the People
  2. A Junkie’s Lament
  3. Money Machine
  4. Slow Burning Love
  5. Everybody Has the Blues
  6. Daddy’s All Gone
  7. Woman’s Gotta Have It – Bobby Womack, Darryl Carter, Linda Cooke Womack
  8. Captain Jim’s Drunken Dream
  9. Don’t Be Sad ‘Cause Your Sun Is Down – James Taylor, Stevie Wonder
  10. Nothing Like a Hundred Miles
  11. Family Man
  12. Golden Moments


On June 7, 2005.

On June 7, 2005, “Verve” label released “That’s What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles”, the 35th John Scofield album. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by Steve Jordan.


  • John Scofield – guitar, finger snapping
  • Dr. John- piano, vocals
  • Aaron Neville- vocals
  • Larry Goldings- Hammond organ, vibes, Wurlitzer
  • Howard Johnson- baritone saxophone
  • Alex Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Vaneese Thomas- background vocals, hand clapping
  • Lisa Fischer- background vocals, hand clapping
  • Warren Haynes- vocals, slide guitar
  • Manolo Badrena- percussion, tambourine, timbales, Spanish vocals
  • Earl Gardner- trumpet
  • David Newman- tenor saxophone
  • Keith O’Quinn- trombone
  • Mavis Staples- vocals
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • John Mayer- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • Meegan Voss- background vocals
  • Steven “Steven J.” Jordan- drums, tambourine, background vocals, hand clapping, finger snapping

Track listing:

  1. Busted
  2. What’d I Say
  3. Sticks And Stones
  4. I Don’t Need No Doctor
  5. Cryin’ Time
  6. I Can’t Stop Loving You
  7. Hit The Road Jack
  8. Talkin’ ‘Bout You/I Got A Woman
  9. Unchain My Heart (Part 1)
  10. Let’s Go Get Stoned
  11. Night Time Is the Right Time
  12. You Don’t Know Me
  13. Georgia On My Mind