Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Lee Sklar in concert with Eric Levi’s Era - Oktyabrsky Grand Concert Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia - December 5th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Tomorrow, Eric Levi’s musical project Era will be performing at the Oktyabrsky Grand Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, with Lee as their featured bass player. For more info you may get in touch with the concert hall at the following: Oktyabrsky Grand Concert Hall (BKZ), Ligovsky pr. 6. Phone: (+7) 812 703 40 40. Metro station: Pl. Vosstaniya... Cheers!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lee Sklar in concert with Eric Levi’s Era - State Kremlin Palace, Moscow - December 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Next Monday, Eric Levi’s musical project Era will be performing at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, with Lee as their featured bass player. For more info you may check out the website... Cheers!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November 21st, 2013: Lee Sklar at The Latin Grammy® Awards

Lee is to perform on the 14th Annual Latin Grammy® Awards concert event taking place on November 21st, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. The XIV Annual Latin Grammy® Awards will air live on the Univision Network from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). For a full schedule of this year’s nominees please have a look at the following link: (Spanish, English and Portuguese languages)


21 de Noviembre, 2013: Lee Sklar en el Grammy® Latino

Como algunos de ustedes ya saben, Leland Sklar va a jugar en la próxima ceremonia de los Premios Grammy® Latinos 2013 programada para el 21 de noviembre en el Mandalay Bay Events Center en Las Vegas, NV. La XIV Entrega Anual del Latin Grammy® será transmitida en vivo el Jueves, 21 de noviembre 2013 por la cadena Univision entre las 8 - 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central). Para un programa completo de nominados de este año, por favor eche un vistazo a la página web dedicada: (en Español, Inglés y Portugués)

¡Hasta pronto!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013 - Lee With Lyle Lovett On The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Do not miss Lee performing live with Lyle Lovett on the Monday, November 11, 2013 episode of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on NBC. You may check out the following links for air times, past episodes and more info.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Full Episode - Monday, November 11, 2013 (US territory only)


Friday, November 8, 2013

November 8 to 10, 2013 - Lee Sklar at the Rock’s Rhythm Masters camp 2013 - The MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas

Lee Sklar is one of the musicians participating in the 2013 Rock’s Rhythm Masters Fantasy Camp, taking place November 8-10, 2013 at The MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Other participants are: Hal BlaineJohn “J.R.” Robinson, Jim Keltner, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Danny Kortchmar and many more. You may check out the following link at for more info on how to register, prices and calendar.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Antonio Orozco - New Single “Llegará” Available Today, October 29, 2013

Lee is one of the players on Spanish singer Antonio Orozco’s new album, due for release at the end of the year. In the meanwhile there’s a new single hitting the Spanish market just today. It is called “Llegará”.

You may check out Mr. Orozco’s website for more info, updates, media content and suggestions on how to order by clicking the following link:


Monday, October 7, 2013

Alfie Boe - New Album “Trust” - Pre-order link

Alfie Boe’s new album “Trust”, produced by Larry Klein and available this November on Decca Records, may be pre-ordered at this Amazon link.

Album was recorded in July-August 2013 at the Village Recorders in Los Angeles with the following backing band:

Leland Sklar - Bass
Jay Bellerose - Drums
Dean Parks - Guitar
Fred Tackett - Guitar, Mandolin
Matt Rollings - Keyboards
Booker T. Jones - Organ

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Alfie Boe - New Album “Trust” Available November 2013

Lee is the bass player on Alfie Boe’s new album “Trust”, produced by Larry Klein and available this November on Decca Records. Backing band for the British singer on the album is as follows:

Leland Sklar - Bass
Jay Bellerose - Drums
Dean Parks - Guitar
Fred Tackett - Guitar, Mandolin
Matt Rollings - Keyboards
Booker T. Jones - Organ

Album was recorded in July-August 2013 at the Village Recorders in Los Angeles. Please do check back in some time for the relative detailed entry. You may check out Mr. Boe’s website for more info, updates, media content and suggestions on how to order by clicking the following link:


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mike Oldfield - New Studio Album Out Soon

As some of you might know, Mike Oldfield finished recording his new studio album at the end of June. So far not a title nor a release date have been provided yet.

What is known already is that the album in question has Lee and ace drummer John “J.R.” Robinson playing the rhythm section and that it was recorded in London and Los Angeles (at the Village Recorders) with the inclusion of a gospel choir. Other musicians on the project are Matt Rollings (keyboards) and Michael Thompson (guitar).

The album, produced by Steve Lipson, should be the next Mike Oldfield release after the recent September 2 reissues of his 1982-83 albums “Five Miles Out” (in CD/DVD, Deluxe and box set formats) and “Crises” (a five CD box set).

Please do check back with us for updates and a relative detailed entry. You may check out Mr. Oldfield’s website for more info, updates, media content and suggestions by clicking the following link:

More info on the actual recording session are available on the French website


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Herb Pedersen’s “Southwest” and “Sandman” Albums On One CD

Several months ago John Delgatto’s Sierra Records had news of a possible upcoming compact disc release of Herb Pedersen’s two Epic Records albums from the mid 1970s, “Southwest” and “Sandman”.

Both albums feature Lee as the main bass player and are now being released for the first time on one CD. According to Sierra Records, Herb Pedersen’s 1976 debut album “Southwest” was released on compact disc both in Europe and in Japan some years ago but was only available for a short time, at a rather high price, and sold out fast. Follow up album “Sandman” had an even more limited release on compact disc (South Korea). This double reissue comes now with new liner notes by Herb Pedersen and was transferred from the original master analog tapes using the latest 32 bit/192hz mastering.

“Southwest” and “Sandman” include guest appearances by Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Lowell George, Johnny Rivers, Larry Carlton, David Lindley, Al Perkins and many more.

Sierra Records is exclusively offering this CD on a pre-release, advance order with payment now at a special price until the official release on October 15, 2013. Special offer is good only until October 1, 2013. To place your order directly at the Sierra Records website you may go to the Sierra Records Mail Order website and select the top left side menu “Fall Sale” under “Fall Special”.

...and you may click on the following link for the Herb Pedersen post

Herb Pedersen

Monday, September 16, 2013

We Write the Songs - Lee Sklar performing at the ASCAP Concert on May 14, 2013 - The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

As you may remember, we announced the participation of Lee to the latest annual ASCAP Concert that was held on May 14 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.. The concert has now become available online, and you just have to click on the player below in order to enjoy it! The artists Lee played bass with on this occasion are Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway, Elvin Bishop, Mickey Thomas, Siedah Garrett, Alan Bergman, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jim Weatherly, Charles Strouse, Liz Callaway. Line-up of band is as follows: Lee (bass), Omar Hakim (drums), John Lee Sanders (keyboards, saxophone), Chris Caswell (music director, piano, keyboards), Vaneese Thomas, Jill Dell'Abate, Denise Collins (vocals).

In case you were looking for the video for last year’s concert instead, you may find it available → here. You may learn more about ASCAP’s annual Library of Congress gig at the ASCAP website. Cheerios!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

September 13 to 15, 2013 - Lee Sklar at The Rock’n’Roll Autograph Show in Los Angeles

Lee is one of the musicians participating in The Rock’n’Roll Autograph Show event taking place on September 13-15, 2013 at The Westin Los Angeles Airport, in Los Angeles.

The Rock’n’Roll Autograph Show is a destination event to meet your favorite rock stars in person, combined with contests, giveaways, raffles & unique merchandise. The event is held in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Other confirmed rockers for the show are Artimus Pyle Band – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Barry Bostwick – Rocky Horror Picture Show, Barry Dennen – Jesus Christ Superstar, Bebe Buell, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Billy Hinsche – Dino, Desi & Billy to The Beach Boys, Billy J. Kramer, Black Oak Arkansas, Bo Donaldson – The Heywoods, Bob Burns – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Kulick – Meatloaf & Paul Stanley Band, Carlo Riley – Michael Jackson Tribute Artist, Carmine Appice – Vanilla Fudge, Chris Holmes – W.A.S.P, Chris Sanders – Knight Fury, Chuck Negron – Formerly of Three Dog Night, Dale Bozzio – Missing Persons, Danny Seraphine – Chicago, David Ellefson – Megadeth (Sunday Only), David Shankle – DSG (Formerly of Manowar), Dee Dee Phelps & Deke Detanna – Dick & Dee Dee, Dennis Tufano – The Buckinghams (Sunday Noon – Five Only), Denny Laine, Dick Wagner – Alice Cooper, Donna Loren, Elliot Easton – The Cars, Ex Wives of Rock – Sharise Neil/Bobbie Brown/Athena Kottak, Florence LaRue, Floyd Sneed – Three Dog Night, Gary Lewis – Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Harry Elston – Friends of Distinction, Ike Willis – Frank Zappa, Jean Beauvoir – Plasmatics, Jennifer Batten – Michael Jackson, Jerry Burgan – We Five, Joey Scott & Steffi Scott – Lizzy Borden, John Claude Gummoe – The Cascades, Jon Butcher, Keith Olsen – Engineer/Producer/Musician, London, Lonn Friend – Editor and Chief RIP Magazine, Lou Gramm – Foreigner, Mackenzie Phillips – The New Mamas and The Papas, Mark Farner – Formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, Mark Lindsay – Former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders, Max Wasa, May Pang, Merrilee Rush, Michael Angelo Batio, Micki Free – Shalamar, Neil Turbin – Anthrax, Nick Menza – Megadeth Former Original Drummer (Sunday 1-5), Orleans, Pamela Des Barres, Peter Rivera – Rare Earth, Prescott Niles – The Knack, Raymond Calhoun – The Gap Band, Richie Onori – Sweet, Richie Ramone – The Ramones (Saturday Only), Ron Dante – The Archies, Ron Nevison – Producer Led Zeppelin/The Who/Heart, Ross “the Boss” Friedman, Sal Valentino – The Beau Brummels, Ted Neeley – Jesus Christ Superstar, The Angels – Jiggs, Peggy and Barb, Tim Bogert – Vanilla Fudge, Tommy Tutone, Tony Valentino – The Standells, Trini Lopez, Vinny Martell – Vanilla Fudge, Women of Rock Videos – Cathy St. George, Ava Fabian, Carrie Stevens, Sandra Taylor, Barbara Moore.

Latest update: September 15, 2013

For more details about tickets, calendar, location and participants you may check out the following link:

The Rock’n’Roll Autograph Show

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September 2 to 7, 2013 - Lee Sklar at The Warwick Bass Camp 2013 in Markneukirchen (Germany)

Lee Sklar is one of the musicians participating in The Warwick Bass Camp 2013, taking place September 2 - 7, 2013 at Warwick’s headquarter in Markneukirchen, Saxony (Germany). The event, organized in co-operation with the magazine “Gitarre & Bass”, will host one of the most unique training camps ever to happen in Europe. For four days, about 80 European bassists will be given the opportunity to learn from the best in the business. The Warwick Bass Camp 2013 will include discussions, clinics, lectures and guided factory tours, plus a stay at a comfortable spa hotel. Other participants are:

Victor Wooten
Andy Irvine
John Patitucci
Stuart Hamm
John B. Williams
Jonas Hellborg
Regi Wooten
Steve Bailey
Hellmut Hattler
Wolfgang Schmid
Alphonso Johnson
Günther Gebauer
Antonella Mazza
Dick Lövgren
Victor Brandt
Ove Bosch

Event is sold out but you may check out the following link at
for more info on how to be included in the waiting list. Cheers!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks

Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks - Orange Crate Art
Warner Bros. 9362-45427-2 (1995) - US CD

1 - Orange Crate Art
2 - Sail Away
3 - My Hobo Heart
4 - Wings Of A Dove
5 - Palm Tree And A Moon
6 - Summer In Monterey
7 - San Francisco
8 - Hold Back Time
9 - My Jeanine
10 - Movies Is Magic
11 - This Town Goes Down At Sunset
12 - Lullaby

Notes: 1) CD album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 2) CD album comes with a list of courtesy notes for paintings reproductions. Please see original CD booklet for these. 3) A US advance copy was released on Warner Bros. 2-45427-A (1995). See pictures at bottom of post.

Brian Wilson - Vocals
Lee Sklar - Electric Bass
Carl Sealove - Electric Bass
Bernie Dresel - Drums, Percussion
Chili Charles (as Chili (Darryl Francis) Charles) - Drums, Percussion
Grant Geissman - Guitar, Mandolin
Fred Tackett - Guitar, Mandolin
Ira Ingber - Guitar, Mandolin
Dennis Budimir - Guitar, Mandolin
Brian Otto - Guitar, Mandolin
Richard Greene - Violin Solos
Dan Savant - Trumpet Solos
Tommy Morgan - Harmonica
David McKelvy - Harmonica
Terry Schonig - Hammer Dulcimer
Robert Odin Greenidge - Steel Drums
Danny Hutton - Background Vocals (2, 8, 9, 10)
Doug Lacy - Background Vocals (2, 8, 9, 10)
Donny Gerrard - Background Vocals (2, 8, 9, 10)
Carmen Twillie - Background Vocals (2, 8, 9, 10)
Arnold McCuller - Background Vocals (2, 8, 9, 10)
David Joyce - Background Vocals (2, 8, 9, 10)
Bob Joyce - Background Vocals (2, 8, 9, 10)
Mona Lisa Young - Background Vocals (2, 8, 9, 10)
Johnny Britt - Background Vocals (2, 8, 9, 10)
Jules Greene - Background Vocals (2, 8, 9, 10)
Clementine, “The Scottie Who Knew Too Much” - Bark

Produced and Arranged by Van Dyke Parks
Leonard Waronker - Executive Producer

Bruce Donnelly - Synth Program
Ira Ingber - Synth Program
Marvin Saunders - Synth Program
Mike Watts - Synth Program
Fredric Myrow - Orchestration (10, 12)
Sid Page - Concert Master
Bruce Dukov - Concert Master

David Appelt - Engineer
Britt Bacon - Engineer
Jon Baker - Engineer
Ken Deranteriasian - Engineer
Clark Germain - Engineer
Murray McFadden - Engineer
Brian Soucy - Engineer
Andy Waterman - Engineer
Michael Frondelli - Mixing Engineer
Ed Cherney - Mixing Engineer
Ronnie Rivera - Assistant Mix Engineer

Recording Studios:
The Bakery
Sunset Sound
Ocean Way
Ground Control Pacifique

Mixing Studio:
Brooklyn Recording Studios

Wally Traugott - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood

Shari Girdlestone at Savant Productions Inc., Glendale, Ca. - Production Coordinator
Dan Savant - Line Producer
Hayen Music Services, Burbank - Music Copying
Apples: Levering Orchard, Orchard Gap, Virginia

Tom Recchion - Art Direction, Design
Mark Hanauer - Photography
Sheli Jones - Art Researcher
Liza Gerberding - Editor

“Brian Wilson Info: // Endless Summer Quarterly // P.O. Box 470315 // Charlotte, NC 28247 // Internet Address: //”.

“Van Dyke Parks Info: //”.

“Thanks to Gary Stamler Management”.

“To Sally, who inspired this production”.

“Special thanks to Kevin Starr.”.

“Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us. The Lord hath wrought great glory by them through His great power from the beginning. Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophesies: Leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent in their instructions: Such as found out musical tunes, and recited verses in writing: Rich men furnished with ability living peaceably in their habitations: All these were honored in their generations, and were the glory of their times. There be of them, that have left a name behind them, that their praises might be reported. And some there be which have no memorial; who perished, as though they had never been; and are become as though they had never been born; and their children after them. But these were merciful men, whose righteousness hath not been forgotten. With their seed shall continually remain a good inheritance, and their children are within the covenant. Their seed standeth fast, and their children for their sakes. Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore. // Apocrypha 44-1”.

Van Dyke Parks
George Gershwin
Michael Hazlewood

“Orange Crate Art” - US Advance CD - disc

“Orange Crate Art” - US Advance CD - rear inlay

source/pics: the web (pictorial)/my records

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Carnie & Wendy Wilson

You may click on the following link for the post about Lee’s work with Wilson Phillips:
Wilson Phillips (Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson)

Carnie & Wendy Wilson - Hey Santa!
SBK Records K2-27113 (1993) - US CD

1 - Hey Santa!
2 - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow*
3 - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
4 - Winter Wonderland
5 - The Little Drummer Boy*
6 - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
7 - Jingle Bell Rock*
8 - Silver Bells
9 - Christmas Medley: We Three Kings of Orient Are/Silent Night/The First Noel
10 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Carnie Wilson - Lead Vocals, Vocal, Background Vocals
Wendy Wilson - Lead Vocals, Vocal, Background Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (2, 5, 7)*
Jimmy Johnson - Bass
Chuck Domanico - Bass (as Charles Domanico)
Russell Kunkel - Drums (1, 4, 7, 8)
Mike Baird - Drums (2, 3, 5)
John Guerin - Drums
Joshua Sklair - Guitars
Michael Landau - Guitars (also as Mike Landau)
Tommy Girvin - Guitar
Brett Garsed - Guitar
Dean Parks - Guitars
Carl Bartoles - Additional Guitars
Greg Phillinganes - Piano, Keyboards
Paul Mirkovich - Piano, Keyboards
Robbie Buchanan - Keyboards
Randy Waldman - Keyboards
Brian Wilson - Piano
Jack Kugell - Additional Keyboards
Daniel Higgins - Sax
Tommy Morgan - Harmonica
Nathaniel Kunkel - Percussion
Michael Fisher (also as Mike Fisher and Mike Fischer) - Percussion (2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
Jennifer Gonzalez - Ascension Lutheran Singers Choir
Nanase Imai - Ascension Lutheran Singers Choir
Konomi Irie - Ascension Lutheran Singers Choir
Madoke Irie - Ascension Lutheran Singers Choir
Jon Pelletier - Ascension Lutheran Singers Choir
Joy Pelletier - Ascension Lutheran Singers Choir
Robin Beaman - Choir
Karen Diehl - Choir
Sioux Hart - Choir
Melissa Hood - Choir
Mary Jane Jewell - Choir
Dora Luca - Choir
Sharon Maloney - Choir
Maria Monet - Choir
Donna Casselman - Choir
Yvette Cochran - Choir
Pat Crowder - Choir
Jeannette Douglass - Choir
Jae Duckhorn - Choir
Valerie Fehrenholz - Choir
Carla Kent - Choir
Astria Miller - Choir
Pomm Olsen - Choir
Mary Rezzonico - Choir
Annette Savino - Choir
Robin Alkins - Choir
Doug Johnson - Choir
Dave Miller - Choir
Bill Noon - Choir
Jerry Nanni - Choir
Phil Tucker - Choir
Scott Bradbury - Choir
Rick Orites - Choir
Bill Duckhorn - Choir
Roger Harrison - Choir
Steve Hart - Choir
Ray Korns - Choir
Jim Lutz - Choir
Ron Ross - Choir
John Scott - Choir

String Section:
Assa Drori - Violin (as Assa Dori)
Israel Baker - Violin
Ron Clark - Violin
Joel Derouin - Violin
Henry Ferber - Violin
Juliann French - Violin
Miran Kojian - Violin
Gordon Marron - Violin
Don Palmer - Violin
Haim Shtrum - Violin
Mari Tsumara - Violin
Miwako Watanabe - Violin
Kwihee Shamban - Violin
Shari Zipper - Violin
Ronald Folsom - Violin
Elizabeth Wilson - Violin
Marilyn Baker - Viola
Samuel Boghossian - Viola
Kenneth Burward-Hoy - Viola
James Ross - Viola
Margot Maclaine - Viola
Evan Wilson - Viola
Larry Corbett - Cello
Dennis Karmazyn - Cello
Suzie Katayama - Cello
Raymond Kelley - Cello
Ronald Leonard - Cello
David Shamban - Cello
Daniel Smith - Cello
Edward Meares - Bass
Buell Neidlinger - Bass
Margaret Storer - Bass
Gayle Levant - Harp
David Duke - Flugel Horn

Matthew Jardine - Lead Vocal
Adam Jardine - Lead Vocal
Hailey Love - Lead Vocal
Christian Love - Lead Vocal
Jonah Wilson - Lead Vocal
Justin Wilson - Lead Vocal
Carl Wilson - Background Vocal
Joanna Harwood - Background Vocal
Marilyn Wilson - Background Vocal (as The Honey’s)
Dianne Rovell - Background Vocal (as The Honey’s)
Ginger Blake - Background Vocal (as The Honey’s)
Jeff Pescetto - Background Vocal
Edie Lehman - Background Vocal
Sally Dworsky - Background Vocal
Ricky Nelson - Background Vocal
The Beach Boys - Background Vocals

Produced by Jack Kugell (1, 3, 6)
Produced by Marc Tanner (2, 5)
Produced by Robbie Buchanan for Robbie Buchanan, Inc. (4, 7, 8, 9)
Produced by Alan Jardine (10)
Co-produced by Carnie Wilson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Jay Landers - Executive Producer

Jack Kugell - Arrangements (1, 3, 6), Vocal Arrangements (1, 3, 6)
Marc Tanner - Arrangements (2, 5), Vocal Arrangements (2, 5)
Robbie Buchanan - Arrangements (4, 7, 8, 9), Vocal Arrangements (4, 7, 8, 9)
Jeremy Lubbock - Arrangement (9), String Arrangements (6, 9), String Conduction (6, 9)
Carnie Wilson - Arrangement (9), Vocal Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Wendy Wilson - Arrangement (9), Vocal Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Carla Pelletier - Ascension Lutheran Singers Choir Direction (1)
David Campbell - Choir Arrangement (9), Choir Conduction (9)
Jules Chaiken - Contractor
Assa Drori - Concert Master (as Assa Dori)

Nathaniel Kunkel - Recording Engineer (1), Engineer (3)
Bill Drescher - Tracks Recording Engineer (2, 5), Tracks Mixing Engineer (2, 5)
Mark Green - Engineer (2, 5)
Paul McKenna - Recording Engineer (4, 8)
Frank Wolf - Recording Engineer (4, 8, 9), Additional Recording Engineer (9), Additional Engineering (7)
Jeremy Smith - Recording Engineer (4, 8), Additional Recording Engineer (9), Additional Engineering (7)
Tom Biener - Recording Engineer (4), Engineer (6), Second Engineer (2, 3, 5), Additional Engineering Assistant (4, 7, 8, 9)
Allen Sides (as Alan Sides) - Engineer (6)
George Massenburg (also as George Massenberg) - Recording Engineer (7), Drums Recording Engineer (4, 8)
Mick Guzauski - Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 6)
Bill Schnee - Mixing Engineer (4, 7, 8, 9)
Alex Rodriguez - Second Engineer (1)
Chad Blinman - Second Engineer (1)
Marnie Reilly - Second Engineer (1)
Gil Morales (also as Gil Marales) - Second Engineer (1, 3)
Scott Ralston - Second Engineer (2, 5)
John Jackson - Second Engineer (2, 5)
John Fundingsland - Second Engineer (5)
Jeff Graham - Second Engineer (6), Additional Engineering Assistant (4, 7, 8, 9)
Richard Landers - Second Engineer (6), Assistant Recording Engineer (9)
Kevin A. Scott - Assistant Recording Engineer (4, 7, 8)
Jeff Shannon - Assistant Recording Engineer (9)
John Hendrickson - Assistant Mixing Engineer (4, 9)
Rail Rogut - Assistant Mixing Engineer (7, 8)
Mitch Zelezny - Additional Engineering Assistant (4, 7, 8, 9)

Recording Studios:
Winsonic Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1)
The Complex Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1)
Conway Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA (1)
Studio Ultimo, Los Angeles, CA (2, 3, 5, 6), additional engineering (4), additional recording (7, 8, 9)
Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA (2, 5) (tracks)
The Site, San Rafael, CA (4, 7, 8)
Westlake Studios, Hollywood, CA (5)
O’Henry Studios, N. Hollywood, CA (6)
O’Henry Sound, Hollywood, CA (9)
MIU Institute - Fairfield, Iowa (10) (1976)
Devonshire Studios, N. Hollywood, CA (4) (additional engineering), additional recording (7, 8, 9)

Mixing Studios:
Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (1, 3)
Can-Am Recorders, Tarzana, CA (2, 5)
Schnee Studios, N. Hollywood, CA (4, 9)
Devonshire Studios, N. Hollywood, CA (6)
Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA (7, 8)

Doug Sax - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab, Hollywood CA

Ivy Skoff - Project Coordinator (1, 4, 7, 8, 9)
Patty Nichols - Project Coordinator (1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
Brett Perry - Project Coordinator (4, 7, 8, 9)

Management: Mickey Shapiro and M.R.S. Enterprises, Inc.

Henry Marquez - Art Direction
Larry Vigon - Design
Brian Jackson - Design
Deborah Feingold - Photography
Robert Tran - Background Photography
Julie Miller - Stylist
Paul Starr - Makeup Artist
Lori Fusina - Hair Design

“If every day was Christmas // If we could make believe // If everyone would care a little more // There’d be harmony”.

“Special Thanks To: // Mom & Dad, our Family & Friends, Steven Port, Jack Kugell, Robbie Buchanan, Marc Tanner, Nathaniel Kunkel, Tom Biener, Carl Wilson, Owen Elliot Kugell, Diane Rovell, Ginger Blake, Joanna Harwood and Florence Riggs. // We would like to thank the outstanding creatrive and technical talent that went into the making of this album! // Thank you Jeremy Lubbock for your spectacular arrangements!!”.

“Thanks To: // ERG & SBK, Charles Koppelman & Family, Martin Bandier, Daniel & Deborah Glass, Jay Landers, Jeff and Patti Panzer, Fran Musso, Henry Marquez, Robyn Davids, Mike Alerowitz, Frances Pennington Cherrie Champion, Larry & Karen Katz, Mitchell Schneider & Marcee Rondan, Laura Gross, Deborah Feingold, Paul Starr, Julie Miller, Kim Brakley, Lori & Frank Fusina, Torey Holmquist, Alisa Hodge, Larry Vigon!”.

“Extra Special Thanks: // Mickey Shapiro, Nancy Roof, Karren Brull, Patty Nichols, Mitch Zelezny, Brett Perry, Ivy Skoff, Carla Pelletier, Marcia Powell & David Campbell”.

“Mail for the Wilson Sisters: 13601 Ventura Boulevard, #286, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423”.

Carnie Wilson
Wendy Wilson
Joseph Beal
Felix Bernard
Ralph Blane
James Boothe
Sammy Cahn
Tommie Connor
Katherine K. Davis
Ray Evans
Jack Kugell
Jay Livingston
Johnny Marks
Hugh Martin
Henry V. Onorati
Harry Simeone
Richard Smith
Jule Styne (as Julie Styne)

source/pic: my records

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wilson Phillips (Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson)

You may click on the following link for the post about Lee’s work with Carnie & Wendy Wilson:
Carnie & Wendy Wilson

Wilson Phillips - Shadows And Light
SBK Records CDP-98924 (1992) - US CD

1 - I Hear You (Prelude)
2 - It’s Only Life
3 - You Won’t See Me Cry
4 - Give It Up
5 - This Doesn’t Have To Be Love*
6 - Where Are You
7 - Flesh And Blood
8 - Don’t Take Me Down
9 - All the Way From New York*
10 - Fueled For Houston
11 - Goodbye, Carmen
12 - Alone
13 - I Hear You (Reprise)

Notes: 1) According to web sources, CD album was originally released also as a 12" vinyl on EMI 1P8219 (1992). 2) According to pictorial data on the web track sequence is same as on CD, with track 7 being first song on side two. 3) CD album comes with notes of thanks by Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson. Please see original booklet for these.

Chynna Phillips - Lead Vocals
Carnie Wilson - Lead Vocals, Piano, Tambourine
Wendy Wilson - Lead Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (5, 9)*
Neil Stubenhaus - Bass
John “J.R.” Robinson (as John Robinson) - Drums (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Michael Landau - Guitars
Steve Lukather - Guitar
Basil Fung - Guitars
James Harrah - Guitar
Michael Thompson - Guitar
Bob Marlette - Synthesizers, Bass
Robbie Buchanan - Synthesizers, Bass
Greg Phillinganes - Piano, Bass
Randy Kerber - Synthesizers, Organ, Piano
Glen Ballard - Synthesizers, Bass, Additional Synthesizers, Handclaps
Jerry Hey - Trumpet
Gary Grant - Trumpet
Daniel Higgins - Saxophone
Kim Hutchcroft - Saxophone
Marc Russo - Saxophone
Joshua Trossman - Harmonica

Ralph Morrison - Violin
Ronald Folsom - Violin
Claudia Parducci - Violin
Richard Altenbach - Violin
Helen Nightengale - Violin
Karen Jones - Violin
Lily Chen - Violin
Leslie Katz - Violin
Mari Tsumura-Botnick - Violin (as Mari Tsumura Botnick)
Reg Hill - Violin
Kenneth Wild - Upright Bass
Chuck Domanico - Upright Bass
Roland Kato - Viola
Michael Nowak - Viola
Brian Dembow - Viola
Marlow Fisher - Viola
Dennis Karmazyn - Cello
Christine Ermacoff - Cello
Todd Hemmenway - Cello

Paulinho Da Costa - Percussion (as Paulinho DaCosta)
Chris Fogel - Handclaps
John Dickenson - Handclaps

Produced by Glen Ballard
Executive Producer: Charles Koppelman

Wilson Phillips - Vocal Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Glen Ballard - Vocal Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13), Rhythm Arrangements (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Bob Marlette - Rhythm Arrangements (2, 8)
Chynna Phillips - Rhythm Arrangements (6, 9)
Wendy Wilson - Rhythm Arrangement (12)
Carnie Wilson - Rhythm Arrangement (13)
Jerry Hey - Horn Arrangements (2, 4, 10), String Arrangements (3, 9, 11), String Conduction (3, 9, 11)
Clayton Haslop - Concertmaster
Orion Crawford - Charts Preparation
Doug Dana - Additional Charts Preparation
Jim Surell - Additional Charts Preparation

Francis Buckley - Recording Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13), Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Julie Last - Additional Recording
Ted Blaisdell - Additional Recording
John Dickinson - Assistant Engineer
John Fundingsland - Assistant Engineer
Tom Biener - Assistant Engineer
Peter Doell - Assistant Engineer
Charlie Paakkari - Assistant Engineer
Thomas Hardisti - Assistant Engineer
Judy Kirschner - Assistant Engineer

Recording Studios:
Westlake Audio, Hollywood, CA.
Studio Ultimo, Los Angeles, CA. (Additional Recording)
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA. (Additional Recording)
Soundworks West, Hollywood, CA. (Additional Recording)
Studio 56, Hollywood, CA. (Additional Recording)

Mixing Studio:
Westlake Audio, Hollywood, CA.

Chris Bellman - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA.

Chris Fogel - Technical Director
Steve Harrison - Technical Director
Jolie Levine - Production Coordinator

Management: Trudy Green and Howard Kaufman

Margo Chase Design - Art Direction
Henry Marquez - Art Direction
Herb Ritts - Cover Photography
Sydney Cooper - Still Lifes Photography

“A special thanks to Carnie for outstanding harmonic contributions to this album.”.

“We dedicate this album to our fathers and Irving Rovell, our loving grandfather, and Rosemary Throckmorton.”.

“For Wilson Phillips Fan Club information - Please send Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to: Wilson Phillips Fan Club - Post Office Box 700 - 18653 Ventura Boulevard - Tarzana, CA 91356”.

Wilson Phillips
Chynna Phillips
Carnie Wilson
Wendy Wilson
Glen Ballard
Bob Marlette

source/pic: my records
album side one-two breakdown: the web

Wilson Phillips - California
Columbia COL 517034 2 (2004) - US CD

1 - You’re No Good
2 - Old Man
3 - California
4 - Already Gone*
5 - Go Your Own Way
6 - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
7 - Monday Monday*
8 - Get Together*
9 - Doctor My Eyes*
10 - Dance Dance Dance*
11 - In My Room
12 - Already Gone (acoustic version) - hidden track

Notes: 1) CD album comes with liner notes by Mitchell Cohen. Please see original booklet for these. 2) CD album comes with notes of thanks by Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson. Please see original booklet for these. 3) No credits are available for track 12.

Chynna Phillips - Lead Vocals (also as Wilson Phillips), Dance Party Chorus
Carnie Wilson - Lead Vocals (also as Wilson Phillips), Additional Keyboards, Dance Party Chorus
Wendy Wilson - Lead Vocals (also as Wilson Phillips), Dance Party Chorus
Lee Sklar - Bass (4, 7, 8, 9, 10)*
Larry Klein - Bass
David Rolfe - Fuzz Bass, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Acoustic Hi Strung Guitar
Russ Kunkel - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), Tambourine (1, 4, 10), Cajon, Maracas (7), Congas (9)
Dean Parks - Guitars, Electric Guitars, Lead Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin
Rob Bonfiglio - Electric Guitar Lead, Acoustic 12 String Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Electric Guitar, Dance Party Chorus
Dan Dugmore - Pedal Steel
Roger Manning - Mellotron, Piano, Farfisa, Wurlitzer
Jon Gilutin - Hammond B3
Joel Derouin - String Quartet
Michele Richards - String Quartet
Evan Wilson - String Quartet
Larry Corbett - String Quartet
Peter Asher - Additional Percussion (9), Sleigh Bells (10), Dance Party Chorus
Linda Ronstadt - Special Guest Vocal Sample
Brian Wilson - Special Guest Vocal, Piano
Owen Elliot - Additional Background Vocals
Billy Baldwin - Dance Party Chorus
Jameson Baldwin - Dance Party Chorus
Vance Baldwin - Dance Party Chorus
Maria Carcamo - Dance Party Chorus
Tiffany Miller - Dance Party Chorus
Michelle Phillips - Dance Party Chorus
Jay Ruston - Dance Party Chorus
René Succa - Dance Party Chorus
Dave Way - Dance Party Chorus
Aron Wilson - Dance Party Chorus

Produced by Peter Asher
Executive Producers: Tiffany Miller & Sherratt Reicher
Co-Produced by David Rolfe
All Vocal Arrangements and additional Vocal Production by Wilson Phillips

Wilson Phillips - All Vocal Arrangements, Additional Vocal Production
David Campbell - Orchestra Arrangements (3, 5, 7, 9, 10), Orchestra Conduction (3, 5, 7, 9, 10), String Quartet Arrangements (2, 6, 8)
David Rolfe - Percussion Programming (1, 2, 10)
Peter Asher - Percussion Programming (2, 6, 10)
Jay Ruston - Percussion Programming (6)
Suzie Katayama - Contractor
Betty Ross-Blumer - Copyist

Nathaniel Kunkel - Recording Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Jay Ruston - Recording Engineer (Vocals & Overdubs), Mixing Engineer (3, 5, 8, 11)
George Massenburg - Recording Engineer (Pedal Steel)
Steve Churchyard - Recording Engineer (Strings)
Dave Way - Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
John Morrical - Assistant Recording Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), Assistant Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Tony Rambo - Assistant Recording Engineer (Vocals & Overdubs)
Leslie Richter - Assistant Recording Engineer (Pedal Steel)
Jason Gossman - Assistant Recording Engineer (Strings)

Recording Studios:
Conway Studios, Los Angeles (also Vocals & Overdubs)
The Park Studios, Studio City, CA (Vocals & Overdubs only)
Ocean Way Studios, Nashville (Pedal Steel)
Cello Studios, Hollywood, CA (Strings)

Mixing Studios:
Conway Studios (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
The Park Studios (3, 5, 8, 11)

Doug Sax - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, CA

Mitchell Cohen - Concept & Columbia A&R, Liner Notes (march 2004)
Brandi Whitmore - Production Coordinator
Veronika Bekov - Additional Coordination for Bedrock II, LLC
Mary Hogan - Additional Coordination
Mickey Shapiro - Business Affairs for MRS Enterprises

Management: Winston Simone and David Simoné for Deston Entertainment, Adam Epstein, Maggie Reinhart

Nancy Donald - Art Direction
Mary Maurer - Art Direction, Design
Sheryl Nields - Photography
Kevo Sassouni - Illustrations

“this album is dedicated to the memory of E.J. McGah and his loving wife Barbara”.

Clint Ballard, Jr.
Jackson Browne
Lindsey Buckingham
Mike Love
Joni Mitchell
John Phillips
Chet Powers
Pete Seeger
Roberts Strandlund
Jack Tempchin
Gary Usher
Brian Wilson
Carl Wilson
Neil Young

source/pic: my records

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Josh Doyle Interview (The Telegraph)

UK magazine The Telegraph has just published an interview with singer-songwriter Josh Doyle, whose John Shanks-produced debut album was out in December. You may read about the album, Lee’s contribution to it and a lot more things in the James Lachno piece at the following → link. For more info about the players you may check out the → Josh Doyle post.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

B.B.King ❏

Latest Post Update: August, 2013: do not forget to check out the Scrapbook at the bottom of post!

B.B.King & Friends - 80
Geffen B000526302 (2005) - US CD

1 - Early In The Morning - with Van Morrison
2 - Tired Of Your Jive* - with Billy F. Gibbons
3 - The Thrill Is Gone - with Eric Clapton
4 - Need Your Love So Bad* - with Sheryl Crow
5 - Ain’t Nobody Home - with Daryl Hall
6 - Hummingbird - with John Mayer
7 - All Over Again - with Mark Knopfler
8 - Drivin’ Wheel* - with Glenn Frey
9 - There Must Be A Better World Somewhere - with Gloria Estefan
10 - Never Make Your Move Too Soon - with Roger Daltrey
11 - Funny How Time Slips Away* - with Bobby Bland
12 - Rock This House - with Elton John

Notes: 1) Above picture and following credits were taken from the EU CD release on Geffen 9885355 (2005). 2) CD album was issued in two more editions: EU release comes with bonus track “Early In The Morning (alternate take)”; Japan release comes with bonus track “All Over Again (alternate take)”.

B.B.King - Vocals, Guitar
Bobby Bland - Vocals
Eric Clapton - Guitar
Sheryl Crow - Vocals
Roger Daltrey - Vocals
Gloria Estefan - Vocals
Glenn Frey - Vocals, Guitar
Billy F. Gibbons - Vocals, Guitar
Daryl Hall - Vocals
Elton John - Vocals, Piano
Mark Knopfler - Guitar
John Mayer - Vocals, Guitar
Van Morrison - Vocals, Harmonica

Group on tracks 2, 4, 8, 11:
Leland Sklar - Bass*
Russell Kunkel - Drums
Dean Parks - Guitar
Robbie Buchanan - Keyboards

Other Players:
Yolander Charles - Bass
T-Bone Wolk - Bass (as T Bone Wolk)
Bob Birch - Bass
Ian Thomas - Drums
Billy Ward - Drums
Nigel Olsson - Drums
Clem Clemson - Guitar
Larry Campbell - Guitar
Davey Johnstone - Guitar
Chris Stainton - Keyboard
Luke Smith - Hammond Organ (as Luke “The Duke” Smith)
Brian Mitchell - Keyboards
Guy Babylon - Keyboards
John Mahon - Percussion

Players On Additional Recordings:
Dean Parks - Rhythm Guitar
Robbie Buchanan - Organ
Jerry Hey - Trumpet (2, 5, 8, 10, 12)
Gary Grant - Trumpet (2, 5, 8, 10, 12)
Brandon Fields - Saxophone (2, 5, 8, 10, 12)
William Reichenbach (as William Frank Reichenbach) - Trombone (2, 5, 8, 10, 12)
Nathaniel Kunkel - Shaker

Gary Ashley - Executive Producer
Andy McKaie - Executive Producer
Floyd Lieberman - Executive Producer for Floyd Lieberman Management LLC

Van Morrison - Arrangement (1)
Jerry Hey - Horn Arrangements (2, 5, 8, 10, 12), Horn Conduction (2, 5, 8, 10, 12)
David Campbell - String Arrangements (3, 6), String Conduction (3, 6)

Nathaniel Kunkel for Studio Without Walls, Hollywood, California - Recording Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11), Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12), Mixing Engineer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Matt Still - Engineer (12)
Peter Moshay - Overdub Engineer (5)
Philippe Rose - Assistant Engineer (1, 3, 7, 10)
George Renwick - Assistant Engineer (1, 3, 7, 10)
Adam Olmsted - Assistant Engineer (2, 4, 8, 11)
Joel Poinsett - Assistant Engineer (2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11)
Jason Stasium - Assistant Engineer (5, 6, 9)
John Morrical - Assistant Engineer (5, 6, 9)
Jason Spears - Assistant Engineer (5, 6, 9)

Recording Studios and Locations:
Olympic Studios - London, England - April 14, 2005 (1, 3, 7, 10)
O’Henry Studios - Burbank, California - April 22 & 23, 2005 (2, 4, 8, 11)
Right Track Recording - New York, New York - April 18 & 19, 2005 (5, 6, 9)
Caesar’s Palace Showroom - Las Vegas, Nevada - February 22. 2005 (12)

Overdub Studios:
The Village Recorders - Los Angeles, California - May, 2005 (Sheryl Crow - Vocals on track 4)
A-Pawling Studio - Pawling, N.Y. - April 23, 2005 (Daryl Hall - Vocals on track 5)
British Grove Studios - London - June, 2005 (Mark Knopfler - Guitar on track 7)

Additional Recording Studios:
O’Henry Studios - Burbank - May 19, 2005
Conway Recording Studios - Los Angeles - May 26, 2005
Ocean Way Recording - June 2, 2005
Avatar Studios - New York, N.Y. - May, 2005 (John Mayer - Vocals, Guitar on track 6)

Mixing Studio:
Lucy’s - Hollywood, California

Erik Labson - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Universal Mastering - North Hollywood, CA

Ivy Skoff - Production Coordination U.S.A.
Dee Harrington - Production Coordination U.K.
Lynn Campion - A&R Coordinator
Joann Frederick - A&R Coordinator
Jeanne Venton - A&R Coordinator
Beth Stempel - Production Manager
Andrea Canter - Legal Clearances
Adam Starr - Product Manager

Management: Lieberman Management LLC

Vartan - Art Direction
Andy Engel - Design
Don Miller - “Lucille” Photos
Glenn Barry - Design Production
Meire Murakami - Design Production
Eric Heintz - Digital Imaging
Michael Wilson - Photo (Elton John)
Adrian Boot - Photos (Roger Daltrey, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton)
Fabio Lovino - Photo (Mark Knopfler)
Keith Williamson - Photos (Billy F. Gibbons, Glenn Frey, Bobby Bland)
Sheryl Nields - Photo (Sheryl Crow)
Ovak Arslanian - Photo (John Mayer)
Dorothy Low Courtesy Doyle-Kos Entertainment - Photo (Daryl Hall)
Laura Mejìa Cruz - Photo (Gloria Estefan)

“I’m honored and privileged to be celebrating my 80th birthday by recording this new album with these great artists. We revisit some of my favorite tunes as well as songs that I love but have never recorded before. I renewed old acquaintances and made several new friends. In my humble opinion, there’s a lot of joy captured on these recordings. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do // B.B. King”.

“Wherever there is a guest artist, B.B. King’s guitar is in the right speaker”.

“Thanks to: Frank Amadeo, Irving Azoff, Rod & Willy Bland, Keith Bradley, Patricia Casado, Simon Climie, Paul Crockford, Bill Curbishley, Brian Doyle, Jonathan Eshak, Tina France, John Hurst, Todd Interland, Bob Johnson, Danielle Lazarus, Michael McDonald, Merck Mercuriadis, Cecil Offley, Jim Phelan, Bruce Resnikoff, Robert Rosenberg, Tom Vickers, Bill Waddell, Pam Wertheimer and T Bone Wolk”.

“B.B.King Special Thanks to: Gary Ashley, Andy McKaie, Bruce Resnikoff, John Clark, Norman Matthews, Matt Lieberman, Tina France, and to my manager, Floyd Lieberman”.

Carl B. Adams
Rick Darnell
Janet Despenza
Ray Hawkins
Norbert “Stix” Hooper
Will Jennings
James A. Lane
John Mertis
Willie Nelson
Johnny Pate
Doc Pomus
Jerry Ragovoy
Mac Rebennack
Leon Russell
Roosevelt Sykes

source/pic: my records
US cat #: the web

B.B.King - Scrapbook

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - Marilyn & Billy
Columbia 35603 (1978) - US LP

Side One

1 - Shine On Silver Moon
2 - So Many Things For Free
3 - You Got The Love
4 - I Got The Words, You Got The Music
5 - I Thank You

Side Two

6 - I Thought It Took A Little Time (But Today I Fell In Love)
7 - Stay With Me
8 - I Got Love For You
9 - Saving All My Love For You*
10 - Carry Me

Marilyn McCoo - Vocals
Billy Davis Jr. - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (9)*
James Jamison, Jr. - Bass
Paul Humphreys - Drums
Ronnie Beck - Drums
Harvey Mason - Drums
Russell Kunkel - Drums (9)
Steve Cropper - Guitar
Bobby Gallarza - Guitar
Melvin “Wah-Wah Watson” Ragin - Guitar (as Wah Wah Watson)
Lee Ritenour - Guitar
David T. Walker - Guitar
Gail Dedrick - Electric Piano, Fender Rhodes
Michael Boddicker - Synthesizer (as Michael Doddicker)
Richard Tee - Acoustic Piano
Michael Masser - Acoustic Piano
Tom Malone - Trombone
Urbie Green - Trombone
Wayne Andre - Trombone
Keith O’Quinn - Trombone (as Keith Oquinn)
Alan Rubin - Trumpet (as Allan Rubin)
John Faddis - Trumpet
Randy Brecker - Trumpet
Lou Marini - Saxophone (as Lou Merenie), Sax Solo
Michael Brecker - Saxophone
Lew Del Gatto - Baritone Sax (as Lou DelGatto)
David Sanborn - Sax Solo
King Errisson - Percussion (as King Errison)
Lisa Roberts - Background Vocals
Jean Anne Chapman - Background Vocals
Sherry Pane - Background Vocals

Produced by: Steve Cropper & Billy Davis Jr. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10)
Produced by: Michael Masser & Billy Davis Jr. (6, 7, 9)

Gene Page - Arrangement (6)
Brooks Hunnicutt - Background Arrangements
Larry Kellam - String Arrangements
Tom Malone - Horn Arrangements

Barry Rudolph - Engineer (Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles)
Reggie Dozier - Engineer (ABC Studios, Studio A, Los Angeles)
Bruce Brown - Engineer (ABC Studios, Studio A, Los Angeles)
Vicky Fabray - Engineer (Automatted Sound, New York City)
Allen Chinowsky - Engineer (Kendun Studios, Los Angeles)
Steve Ettinger - 2nd Engineer (Automatted Sound, New York City)
Terry Moore - 2nd Engineer (Kendun Studios, Los Angeles)
Jim Sintetos - 2nd Engineer (Kendun Studios, Los Angeles)

Recording Studios:
Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles
A&M Studios, Los Angeles
ABC Studios, Studio A, Los Angeles
Automatted Sound, New York City
Kendun Studios, Los Angeles

BNB Associates, Ltd./Sherwin Bash

John Berg - Design
Jim Houghton - Photos

“And our very special thanks to: Bruce Lundvall, Sherwin Bash and David Braun.”.

“There is so much good music in the world that one shouldn’t limit his or her enjoyment to just one form. Come have a good time with us - Marilyn & Billy, Steve Cropper, & Michael Masser.”.

Billy Davis Jr.
Marilyn McCoo
Gene Allan
Delores Brown
Don Bryant
Lloyd Chiate
Bobby Gallarza
Lee Garrett
Gerry Goffin
Isaac Hayes
Gary Knight
Michael Masser
Phillip Mitchell
David Porter
Pam Sawyer
Ernie Shelby

source/pics: my records

Regina Belle

Regina Belle - Passion
Columbia CK 48826 (1993) - US CD

1 - a) Interlude - b) Passion
2 - Quiet Time
3 - If I Could*
4 - Do You Wanna Get Serious
5 - Dream In Color
6 - My Man
7 - The Deeper I Love
8 - A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)
9 - Love
10 - Heaven’s Just A Whisper Away
11 - Tango In Paris
12 - One Love

Notes: 1) Above picture and following credits were taken from the US CD release. 2) According to web sources there exists an EU vinyl LP 1993 release (on Columbia 472301 1 or Columbia 230110) and its side one/two track breakdown is as follows. Side One: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Side Two: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. 3) Pictorial web sources show that EU vinyl LP artwork consists of a larger crop of above cover picture. 4) I was not able to find out whether the LP version was released in the US as well. Please check back for further relative updates.

Regina Belle - Vocals, Lead Vocal, Background Vocals
Leland Sklar (as Leeland Sklar) - Bass (3)*
Narada Michael Walden - Bass, Acoustic Drums
Neil Stubenhaus - Bass
Chris Walker - Bass, Background Vocals
Joel Smith - Electric Bass
Ricky Lawson - Drums (3)
John “J.R.” Robinson - Drums (as John Robinson)
Daryl Burgee - Drums
Paul Jackson, Jr. - Guitar
Manny Lopez - Guitar, Rock Guitar Solo
Randy Bowland - Guitar
Tim May - Guitar
Steve Gordon - Rhythm Guitar
Michael Landau - Guitars
Vernon Black (as Vernon “Ice” Black) - Synth Guitar, Synth Bass, Guitar
Michael James Mani - Keyboards (as Mike Mani)
Monty Seward - Keyboards
Greg Phillinganes - Keyboards, Piano, Synthesizer
Lester Mendez - Synthesizers, Keyboards
Odeen Mays - Keyboards
John Barnes - Keyboards, Synthesizer, Synclavier, Additional Percussion
Lloyd Tolbert - Keyboards, Synthesizer, Additional Percussion
James Anthony Carmichael (also as James Carmichael) - Keyboards, Synthesizer
Walter Afanasieff - Keyboards, Synth Bass, Synclavier, Acoustic Guitar
Eddie Montilla - Synthesizers
Frank Martin (as Frank “Killer Bee” Martin) - Keyboards
Ed Calle - Horns
Arturo Sandoval - Horns
Dana Teboe - Horns
Tony Concepcion - Horns
Kirk Whalum - Saxophone Solos
Rafael Solano - Percussion (2, 3, 4, 5, 9)
Allen Varin - Percussion
Marquinho Brasil - Percussion
Peabo Bryson - Lead Vocal
Barry White - Special Guest
Mohandas Dewese - Rap (as Kool Moe Dee)
Tony Lindsay - Spoken Part (as “Lover Man” Tony Lindsay), Background Vocals
Kitty Beethoven - Background Vocals
Claytoven Richardson - Background Vocals
Nikita Germaine - Background Vocals
Cynthia Biggs - Background Vocals
Charlene Holloway - Background Vocals
Marvel Allen - Background Vocals
Betty Wright - Background Vocal
Charles Christopher - Background Vocal
Aisha McKray - Background Vocal
Rita Quintero - Background Vocal
Wendy Peederson - Background Vocal
Jeannette Wright - Background Vocal
Carl Ramsey - Background Vocal
Skyler Jett - Background Vocal
Steve Zegree - Background Vocal
The Gagie School Children’s Choir - Background Vocals

Produced by Narada Michael Walden for Perfection Light Productions (1, 11, 12)
Produced by Nick Martinelli for Watch Out Productions Inc. (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9)
Produced by James Anthony Carmichael (6, 10)
Produced by Walter Afanasieff (8)
Michael James Mani (as Mike Mani) - Associate Producer (1)
Monty Seward - Associate Producer (1)
Jay Landers - Executive Producer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Brenda Dash - Executive Producer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

Narada Michael Walden - Arrangement (1, 11, 12)
John Barnes - Arrangement (6, 10)
Walter Afanasieff - Arrangement (8)
Jack Faith - String Arrangements (3, 5)
Frank Martin (as Frank “Killer Bee” Martin) - String Arrangement (12),
String Conduction (12), Programming (12),
Richard Eddy - Horn Arrangements (4, 9)
Kitty Beethoven - Vocal Arrangement (11)
Robbie Buchanan - Additional Arrangement (8)
Michael James Mani (as Mike Mani) - Programming (1, 11)
Monty Seward - Programming (1)
Lester Mendez - Drum Programming (7)
Walter Afanasieff - Rhythm Programming (8)
Ren Klyce - Akai Programming (8), Synclavier Programming (8)
Gary Cirimelli - Macintosh Programming (8), Synclavier Programming (8)
Dan Shea - Additional Programming (8)
Steve Zegree - Choir Direction (12)

Marc Reyburn (as Marc “Elvis” Reyburn) - Engineer (1, 11, 12)
Bruce Weeden - Engineer (2, 3, 4, 5, 9), Mix Engineer (7)
Jack Perry - Engineer (2)
Barney Perkins - Engineer (6, 10)
Eric Schilling - Engineer (7)
Mark Krieg - Engineer (7), 2nd Engineer (4, 7, 9)
Hal Batt - Engineer (7)
Dana Jon Chappell - Engineer (8)
David Frazer (as David “Frazerman” Frazer) - Vocals Recording
Engineer (1, 11, 12), Vocals Mixing Engineer (1, 11, 12)
Jeff Gray (as Jeff “G” Gray) - 2nd Engineer (1, 11, 12)
Milton Chan - 2nd Engineer (6, 10)
Manny LaCarrubba - 2nd Engineer (8)
Jennifer Monnar - 2nd Engineer (8)
Kyle Bess - 2nd Engineer (8)
Michael Brauer - Mix Engineer (2, 3, 5)

Recording Studios:
Tarpan Studios, San Rafael, CA. (1, 11, 12)
Criteria Studios, Miami, FL. (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9)
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA. (2)
Encore Studios, Los Angeles, CA. (6, 10)
After Hours Studios, Miami, FL. (7)
The Plant Recording Studios, Sausalito, CA. (8)
The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA. (additional recording on track 8)
Right Track Recording Studios, NYC (vocals recording on track 8)

Mixing Studios:
Tarpan Studios, San Rafael, CA. (1, 11, 12)
Quad Recording Studios, NYC (2, 3, 5)
Criteria Studios, Miami, FL. (4, 7, 9)
Encore Studios, Los Angeles, CA. (6, 10)
Right Track Recording Studios, NYC (8)

Vlado Meller - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Sony Music Studio Operations, NY.

Janice Lee - Production Coordinator (1, 11, 12)
Kelly McRae - Production Coordinator (1, 11, 12)
Cynthia Shiloh - Production Coordinator (1, 11, 12)
Kevin Walden - Production Coordinator (1, 11, 12)

Management: Coast To Coast Mgmt., Inc. // Mervyn Dash and Brenda Dash // 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. #200B // NYC. NY 10027

Josephine DiDonato - Art Director
Reisig & Taylor - Photography

“I am about to embark on one of the most important projects of my entire career. And that is to re-introduce you to Regina Belle. You and I are well aware of just who this marvelously talented lady is from music endeavors, but have no idea as to what you’re in store for now! Many thanks to Ma and Pa Belle for creating and nurturing what will become, if not already, one of music’s most complete performers. God-given talent, along with dedication, perseverance, luck, education and, most of all, a PASSION for life is what you are about to hear. Yes, a night spent at Rutgers University with Mtume and hearing a young lady sing about eight bars of “Lift Every Voice And Sing” was enough for my ears. Then a conversation with Blue Lovett (of the Manhattans), who at that time was looking for a female singer to accompany the group on a tour, led to an audition and the hiring of Regina. And the rest is what history is made of. Mtume, Blue and myself, along with many others, may have something to do with Regina’s beginning, but make no mistake - 98% of the credit goes to the lady herself, who spent the time studying the masters of music (Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughn, Johnny Hartman, Donny Hathaway, Bessie Smith, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Nancy Wilson and others). The person who spent many, many nights in clubs honing her craft was at the same time observing the theory of music classics, obviously with an intense PASSION. “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)” (with Peabo Bryson from the motion picture Aladdin). It’s now time for you to experience Regina Belle’s PASSION: PASSION is a feeling; PASSION is a necessity of life; and PASSION is “If I Could”; PASSION is “My Man” (Billie Holliday’s classic); “Dream In Color”; “The Deeper I Love.” Now experience Regina Belle’s PASSION. // Vaughn Harper”.

“PSALMS 44:8 // In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name forever. Selah. // To my husband who has changed my life totally and has filled my greatest gaps to infinite joy and great cheer (I love you). To my children Jaylin and Tiy whom I love dearly, although you are very young and do not fully understand all of my (Mommy’s) responsibilities that may take me away from you, Shukran (Arabic for thanks) for loving me anyway. Grow up to be something wonderful and remember Mommy & Dad are always there to help and guide. // To my Mom and Dad, you are truly the greatest part of my foundation. Thanks for believing in me to do the right thing and trusting me to go all the way with it (the music). // Both my grandmother and grandfather, Fred Belle Sr. & Viola, thank you for the constant and unconditional love that you have always given me. I know that through your eyes I am still and will always (only) be Gina. To my other grandmother, Mama Gracie, you are a spirit not known to man. You are surely the mirror of strength that I could only pray to be. // To my brother, nobody could ever be more proud of you (except Dad & Mom). Remember to take charge of your life in every aspect. I’m very happy to be your big sister. Could I borrow some money? // To my sista Toy, no one knows that when we’re together you are really the star. Thanks for always looking out for me. // To my new family, the Battles and the Jacksons, thank you for your continued support. Winter, continue to strive and I’ll be there to help. Aunt Marva you know you’re my girl. To my entire family, some names I may not have mentioned, I love you dearly. // To my pastor Rev. Fred Belle and my church with the Friendly Heart-Friendship Baptist Church, thanks for instilling in me that Jesus is Worthy and He is surely real. // Mervyn Dash (Unka Merv), you said this is the one. Show me so I won’t give up my day gig! Brenda, Miss In-house, what time is your flight? Are your nails done? Did you wash your hair? And for God’s sake make sure you get enough sleep! You two guys are the hottest ticket in management! // Jeff, Pauly & Sully, nobody does it better. Understanding Sound is the essence of your being. Mark Minchello, Glen Pearson, Mike Hogan, Karl McNeill, Willard Dyson, who make up the “Absolute Truth,” please never divorce me. I am truly grateful to you always for your undisputed loyalty. // Chris Walker, I believe you’re trying to do it! Marc Daniels, I always knew you did hair for the CIA. Donyale McRae, I dub you Mr. Transformation. And to Billy Belle, Battle & Lovett, your triple alias always did and always will have a place in my heart. You too, Craig Starks. // Ruth carson, thank God for you! BET let’s do it again. To Black radio & retail, who loves ya baby? Thanks for staying with me on the last album, don’t leave me now. Oscar Cohen, Jody Wenig & the ABC family, I don’t ever wanna leave you guys and you say you love me, so can I have two million dollars in prove-it-to-me money? // Shirley Murdock, you’ve always made me come to reason with whomever or whatever I was toiling with. Don’t you ever have a problem? Miki Howard, Donna Allen, hang in there girls. Nick Martinelli, I ate the cheese bitch and what a wonderful project it turned out to be. Narada, it’s all about “One Love.” James Carmichael, thanks for the aid in bringing out “My Man.” // To all of the musicians & vocal musicians on this album, what can I say, I only work with the best. To my “Sangers,” the Blackgrounds, Cha-Cha-Sweet Charlene, Marvelous Marvel, P for Paula and Brent the Wonder, thanks for making me look so good. // And also thanks to Donnie Ienner, Tommy Mottola, Jay Landers (my favorite and best fighting partner. We got a lot done!), David Kahne, Randy Jackson, Sandra Trim-DaCosta, Eddie Pugh (not too early please!), Jerry Lembo, Jerry Blair, Ken Wilson (my boy), Peabo Bryson, LeBaron Taylor, Renee Johnson and all my SONY family, Evette Clarke, Mike Ran, Marc Dash (this tea is not hot!), Gil Williams (the protector of my body), Steve and Larry Kauffman, Kevin Long, Josephine DiDonato, Ruby Ruby Baby, You the One Vaughn Harper, Joe McEwen, Gail Peck, Shelley Lucas, Judy Berger (thanks for watching my back), Al B. Sure!, Stevie Wonder (thanks for the DAT!), Don Cornelius, Anita Baker, John P. Kee (thanks for a special inspiration), Arsenio Hall, Jay Leno, Aretha Franklin, Al Haymon (let’s go to work!), Dia and Gee Snowden, Cynthia Lewis, Tina and Maureen and all at Oggis’ Nails, Arlana Arrington, Stephanie Greaves (my island angel, bless you) and you too, Dr. Freeman, I’m counting on you to keep me healthy. // Special thanks to Charles Gray And The Nyere Institute. // To the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Holloway, your memory will forever live within my heart. God bless you both. // Anybody I may have forgotten, charge it to my head and not my heart. // Thanks, // Regina Belle”.

Regina Belle
Laythan Armor
Kitty Beethoven
Vernon Black
Denetria Champ
Jacques Charles
Mohandas Dewese
Keith Diamond
Tyrone Dickerson
Timothy Gant
Steven Grissette
Tony Haynes
Larry Henley
Ken Hirsch
April Lang
Clyde Lieberman
Michael James Mani
Alan Menken
Ron Miller
Shelly Peiken
Channing Pollack
Tim Rice
Brenda Russell
Marti Sharron
Anthony Smith
Phillip Lane Stewart II (as P.L. Stewart III)
Dawn Thomas
Narada Michael Walden
Albert Willemetz
Maurice Yvain

source/pic: my records
side one/two breakdown and EU catalog #s: the web

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Albert Hammond

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Albert Hammond - Your World And My World
Columbia JC 36964 (1981) - US LP

Side One

1 - Your World And My World*
2 - Memories
3 - When I’m Gone
4 - Anyone With Eyes*
5 - World Of Love

Side Two

6 - I Want You Back Here With Me*
7 - Experience
8 - Take Me Sailing
9 - By The Night*
10 - I’m A Camera*

Notes: 1) Album comes with two different cover artworks and designs. 2) Above picture and following credits were taken from the Japan release on CBS Sony 25AP 2025 (1981).

Albert Hammond - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Lee Sklar - Bass (1, 4, 6, 9, 10)*
David Hungate - Bass
Neil Stubenhaus - Bass
Buzz Buchanan - Drums (1)
Michael Botts - Drums (2, 4, 6, 9, 10)
Jeff Porcaro - Drums, Percussion
Matt Andes - Electric Guitars, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Solo, Guitar
Josh Leo - Electric Guitar (also as Josh “Art Pegio” Leo), Guitar Solo, Mandolin
John Leslie Hug - Electric Guitar (as John Hug)
Mike Francis - Electric Guitar (as Mike Pepe Francis)
J.D. Maness - Steel Guitar (as Jay Dee Maness)
Jim Ed Norman - Keyboards, Arp String Ensemble
Thomas Hensley - Keyboards (as Tom Hensley)
Tom Snow - Keyboards, Synthesizer
John Hobbs - Keyboards
Brian Whitcomb - Keyboards
Gene Cipriano - Recorder
M.L. Benoit - Percussion (1, 6, 9)
Peter Krueger - Percussion
Wendy Waldman - Harmony Vocal, Background Vocals
Jennifer Warnes - Background Vocals
Nicolette Larson - Background Vocals
Howard Kaylan - Background Vocal (as part of Flo & Eddie)
Mark Volman - Background Vocal (as part of Flo & Eddie)
Lois Szczesniak - Background Vocal
Judy Tate - Background Vocal

Produced by Jim Ed Norman for Jen Productions, Inc.

Alan Broadbent - String Arrangements (1, 3), String Conduction (1, 3)
John Leslie Hug - String Arrangements (2, 6), String Conduction (2, 6)
Jim Ed Norman - String Arrangements (4, 5), String Conduction (4, 5)

Eric Prestidge - Recording Engineer
Ken Friesen - Mixing Engineer for Friesen-Hall Productions, Ltd.
John Rosenthal - Assistant Recording Engineer (Producers Workshop)
Peter Krueger - Assistant Recording Engineer (Producers Workshop)
Russ Castillo - Assistant Recording Engineer (Producers Workshop)
Ben Rodgers - Assistant Recording Engineer (Producers Workshop)
Richard McKernan - Additional Recording Assistant Engineer (Sunset Sound)
Steve McManus - Additional Recording Assistant Engineer (Sunset Sound)
Peggy McCreary - Additional Recording Assistant Engineer (Sunset Sound)
Kirk Butler - Additional Recording Assistant Engineer (Redwing Sound)
Patrick von Wiegandt - Additional Recording Assistant Engineer (Sound Labs)

Recording Studios:
Producers Workshop
Sunset Sound (additional recording)
Redwing Sound (additional recording)
Sound Labs (additional recording)
Heritage Studios (additional recording)
Eastern Sound Co. Ltd. (additional recording)

Mixing Studio:
Eastern Sound Co. Ltd., Toronto

Ken Perry - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Capitol Records, Hollywood

Management: D&M Management, Inc. // Albert Hammond Enterprises, 22713 Ventura Blvd., Suite F, Woodland Hills, Calif. 91364

Randee St. Nicholas - Photo

“Special Thanks: // Mick Schneider, Dottie Ross, Matt Andes, Kathryn Morris, Robin Mazetta, Debbi Whitson, Phil Bailey and everyone at Columbia Records.”.

Albert Hammond
Eric Kaz
Steve Kipner
Harold Payne
Tom Snow
Wendy Waldman

“Your World And My World” - Japan LP - obi - rear and front

“Your World And My World” - Japan LP - back cover picture

source/pics: my records
US catalog #: the web

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Michael Martin Murphey

Michael Martin Murphey - Michael Martin Murphey
Liberty LT-51120 (1982) - US LP

Side One

1 - Still Taking Chances
2 - The Two-Step Is Easy
3 - What’s Forever For
4 - Take It Like A Man
5 - First Taste Of Freedom

Side Two

6 - Love Affairs
7 - Ring Of Truth
8 - Crystal
9 - Lost River
10 - Hearts In The Right Place

Note: Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits.

Michael Martin Murphey - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Lee Sklar - Bass
Dave McDaniel - Bass
Michael Botts - Drums
Buzz Buchanan - Drums
James Burton - Electric Guitar
Michael Hearne - Electric Guitar
Fred Tackett - Acoustic Guitar
John Hug - Acoustic Guitar
Carmen Acciaioli - Steel Guitar
J.D. Maness - Steel Guitar (as Jay Dee Maness)
Brian Whitcomb - Keyboards
Lance Ong - Synthesizer
Byron Berline - Fiddle
John Hickman - Banjo
Herb Pedersen - Background Vocals
Denny Brooks - Background Vocals
Joey Scarbury - Background Vocals
Jennifer Warnes - Background Vocals
Harry Stinson - Background Vocals
Chris Montan - Background Vocals

Produced by Jim Ed Norman for Hin-Jen Productions

Jim Ed Norman - String Arrangements (3, 6, 7) String Conduction (3, 6, 7)
Nick DeCaro - String Arrangements (8, 9), String Conduction (8, 9)
John Hug - String Arrangements (5, 10), String Conduction (5, 10)
Glenn Grab - Strings Contractor

Eric Prestidge - Engineer, Mixing Engineer
John Rosenthal - Assistant Engineer
Russ Castillo - Assistant Engineer
Richard McKernan - Assistant Mixing Engineer

Recording Studios:
Producers Workshop
Redwing Sound (aditional recording)
Heritage Studios (additional recording)

Mixing Studio:
Sunset Sound

Ken Perry - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Capitol Records

Mary Maciukas for September Image, Inc. - Photography
Bill Burks - Art Direction
Jonathan Louie - Design, Back Cover Illustration

“Special Thanks - Bruce Hinton, Gary Gersh, Bill Burks, Ron Baird, Roy Guzman (for input on the cover), Robin Mazzetta, Judith Haenel, Kathryn Morris, Bob & Mary Ann Burwell, Walter Campbell, Ryan Murphey, Chris Dodson, Michael D’Abo, Donald Reuben, David & Lauren Green, and of course, The P.L. Murpheys.”.

“This album is dedicated to John T. Frankenheimer”.

Michael Martin Murphey (as Michael Murphey)
Michael D’Abo
Rafe VanHoy

source/pic: my records

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Karen Brooks

Karen Brooks - Hearts On Fire
Warner Bros. 25051-1 (1984) - US LP

Side One

1 - Showdown*
2 - Tonight I’m Here With Someone Else
3 - Born To Love You
4 - A Little Common Kindness*
5 - Bull Rider*

Side Two

6 - Hearts On Fire
7 - Give It Up*
8 - The Way We Make A Broken Heart*
9 - On The Boulevard*
10 - A Simple I Love You

Karen Brooks - Vocals, Background Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)*
David Hungate - Bass (as Dave Hungate)
Craig Nelson - Acoustic Bass
Keith Knudsen - Drums (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9)
Larrie Londin - Drums
John McFee - Electric Guitar, Pedal Steel
Tim Goodman - Acoustic Guitar
Laurence Juber - Acoustic Guitar
Paul Worley - Acoustic Guitar
Steve Gibson - Acoustic Guitar
Bill Payne - Electric Piano, Keyboards, Organ
Mitch Humphries - Keyboards
Brian Ahern - Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, 12 String Guitar, Tambourine (5, 7, 9)
Alan Steinberger - Synthesizer
Jim Horn - Saxophone
The Nashville String Machine - Strings
Jeff Bowman - Marimba (8)
Lynn Langham - Background Vocal
Randy Sharp - Background Vocals
Bonnie Bramlett - Background Vocals
Reneé Armand - Background Vocal (as Renee Armand)

Produced by Brian Ahern (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Produced by Jim Ed Norman for Jen Productions, Inc. (2, 3, 6)

John McFee - Arrangements (1, 9)
Randy Sharp - Arrangements (4, 7, 8, 10)
Brian Ahern - Arrangements (5, 10)
Bill Payne - Arrangement (10)
Bergen White - String Arrangements (2, 10), String Conduction (2, 10)
Carl Gorodetzky - Concertmaster (2, 10)

Bradley Hartman - Recording Engineer (Magnolia Sound Studio)
Brian Ahern - Recording Engineer (Magnolia Sound Studio)
Eric Prestidge - Recording Engineer (Emerald Sound Studio, Sound Stage Studios), Mixing Engineer
Alan Vachon - Assistant Recording Engineer (Magnolia Sound Studio)
Russell T. Martin - Assistant Recording Engineer (Emerald Sound Studio)
Keith Odle - Assistant Recording Engineer (Emerald Sound Studio)
Lee Groitzsch - Assistant Recording Engineer (Sound Stage Studios)

Recording Studios:
Magnolia Sound Studio
Emerald Sound Studio
Sound Stage Studios

Mixing Studio:
The Bennett House

Glenn Meadows - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:

Phillip Dixon - Photography

“Special thanks to Franny Parrish, Paige Rowden, Eric Prestidge, Bradley Hartman and Randy Sharp. // Personal thanks to Joe Marley for coining the phrase “I like rodeo but it don’t like me.”, Arnie, Diane and Willie for morale and my attitude on wheels. Manuel for the clothes. // Dedicated to all my family with love. // KB”.

“Originally mastered at Masterfonics by Glenn Meadows.”.

Karen Brooks
Charlie Black
Rodney Crowell
Hank DeVito
John Hiatt
Eric Kaz
Dave Loggins
Jeff Lynne (as Jeffrey Lynne)
Layng Martine, Jr.
Randy Meisner
Randy Sharp

source/pic: my records

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Lyle Swedeen

Lyle Swedeen - Sunshine Inside
Fantasy F-9471 (1974) - US LP
Big Pink Big Pink 25 (2009) - Korea CD - CD reissue with 3 bonus tracks

Side One

1 - Can’t Dance Without Music*
2 - Meadowbird
3 - It’s All Over Now
4 - I’m Never Gonna Be Lonely Again
5 - Sunshine Inside

Side Two

6 - Of Your Precious Time
7 - Easily
8 - If I Were A Rainbow
9 - Horace Greeley*
10 - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

CD reissue bonus tracks

11 - Lovers Fool/Strings
12 - No More Lies
13 - California

Notes: 1) Album was reissued in 2009 by Korean label Big Pink Music as a digital remastered CD. 2) CD reissue was made under license from Lyle Swedeen and comes with 3 bonus tracks. 3) CD reissue comes with lyrics and credits insert. 4) While CD reissue does not provide detailed credits for the players on the three bonus tracks, musician Kevin Louden was so kind as to supply them in a comment at bottom of post. They have been integrated into the additional credits below. 5) Above picture and following credits were taken from the CD reissue.

Original LP Credits

Lyle Swedeen - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocal
Lee Sklar - Bass (1, 9)*
Henry Davis - Bass (as Bad Henry Davis)
Joe Osborn - Bass
Dave Kemper - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Mike Stewart - Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Jefferson Kewley - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Dennis Budimir - Acoustic Guitar (as Dennis Budimer)
Tony Peluso - Electric Guitar
Buddy Emmons - Steel Guitar
Larry Knechtel - Keyboards
Larry Bunker - Percussion
Larrabirds: Carolyn Willis, Julia Tillman Waters (as Julia Tillman), Lorna Willard - Background Vocals
Ronee Blakley - Background Vocals (as Ronnie Blakeley)
Tom Elskes - Background Vocal

Produced by Jackie Mills for Wednesday’s Child Production

Larry Knechtel - Arrangements, Conduction

Barry Randolph - Engineer
Marc Piscitelli - Remix Engineer (3)

Recording Studio:
Larrabee Sound, Hollywood, Ca.

Phil Carroll - Art Direction
Carl Muecki - Cover Illustration
Tony Lane - Back Cover Photo

CD Reissue Additional Credits

Lyle Swedeen - Vocals, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Kevin Louden - Bass Guitar (11, 12, 13), Pedal Steel Guitar (11, 12, 13)
Bryan Bergeron - Drums (11, 12)
Art Marcyan - Drums (13)

Joohyung Lee - Digital Remaster, Reissue Supervisor for Big Pink Music
Youngjun Kim - Reissue Coordinator for Big Pink Music
Design Power Station - CD Package, Art Work
Baek Song - Sleeve Printed by


Lyle Swedeen
Bob Dylan
Sean London

“Sunshine Inside” - Korea CD - obi

“Sunshine Inside” - Korea CD - disc screen print

source/pics: my records

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ted Knight

Ted Knight - Hi Guys
Ranwood R-8149 (1975) - US LP

Side One

1 - Those Oldies But Goodies Remind Me Of You*
2 - May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose*
3 - The Mermaid*
4 - Hi Guys*
5 - Wo Put The Bomp*
6 - The Cover Of The (Rolling Stone)*
7 - Male Chauvinist Pig*

Side Two

8 - A Man Who Used To Be*
9 - Mr. Custer*
10 - Chick-A-Boom*
11 - I’m In Love With Barbara Walters*
12 - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini*
13 - Blueberry Hill*

Notes: 1) This is debut album by comedian Ted Knight. 2) Album comes with liner notes by deejay Charlie Tuna. Please refer to original album cover for these.

Ted Knight - Vocals, Background Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)*
Mike Baird - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Jay Graydon - Guitar
David Foster - Keyboards
Don Randi - Keyboards
The Poops (Al Capps, Marc Piscitelli, Nick Uhrig, Tom McKenzie) - Background Vocals

Produced by Jackie Mills - A Filmation Studios Production - A TelePrompTer Co.
Norm Prescott - Executive Producer
Lou Scheimer - Executive Producer

Al Capps - Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13)
Joe Harnell - Arrangements (4, 7, 11)

Marc Piscitelli - Engineer

Recording Studio:
Larrabee Sound, Los Angeles, California

Marc London - Special Material
Mike Borchetta - Special National Promotion Coordinator

Kissler-Brittenham Design - Cover Design
Studio Five - Cover Photography
Charlie Tuna/KIIS Radio - Liner Notes

“Ted Knight Fan Club // 18107 Sherman Way // Reseda, California 91335”.

Steve Allen
Nick Curinga
Fred Darian
Al DeLory
Jim Friedman
Gerry Goffin
Janis Gwin
Joe Harnell
Fran Landesman
Al Lewis
Barry Mann
Linda Martin
Neal Merritt
Lee Pockriss
Paul Leo Politi
Vincent Rose
Shel Silverstein
Larry Stock
Paul Vance
Joseph Van Winkle

source/pic: my records

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Helen Reddy

Latest update of post: December 2015.

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Helen Reddy - Helen Reddy
Capitol ST-857 (1971) - US LP

Side One

1 - Time*
2 - How?
3 - Come On John
4 - Summer Of ‘71
5 - I Don’t Remember My Childhood

Side Two

6 - No Sad Song
7 - I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
8 - Tulsa Turnaround
9 - More Than You Could Take
10 - New Year’s Resovolution*

Notes: 1) This is Helen Reddy’s 2nd US album. 2) Album was reissued in 2005 for the Australian market by Raven Records as a 2-album single CD on Raven RVCD-211. Reissue also contains Ms. Reddy’s 1st US album “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” and three previously released bonus tracks: “Go”, “The Junkman’s Serenade” and “Medley (I Don’t Know How To Love Him/I Believe In Music/Crazy Love)”. 3) Australian CD reissue does not come with musician credits.

Helen Reddy - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 10)*
Jerry Scheff - Bass
Jack Conrad - Bass
Joe Osborn - Bass
Russ Kunkel - Drums (10)
Ron Tutt - Drums (1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9)
John Guerin - Drums
John Brennan - Guitar
David Cohen - Guitar
Larry Carlton - Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Dennis Budimir - Guitar
Dean Parks - Guitar
“Sneaky” Pete Kleinow - Steel Guitar (as Sneeky Pete Kleinow)
Craig Doerge - Piano, Electric Piano
Thomas Hensley - Piano (as Tom Hensley)
Larry Knechtel - Piano
Paul Parrish - Piano
Nick De Caro - Accordion (as Nick DeCaro)
Milt Holland - Percussion (10)

Produced by Larry Marks

Nick DeCaro - String Arrangements (2, 5)
Bob Thompson - Arrangement (7)

Hugh Davies - Engineer

Recording Studio:
Capitol Records, Hollywood, California

Management Direction: DeBlasio & Wald, Inc.

Don Peterson - Cover Photo
John Hoernle - Art Director

“Special Thanks to Artie Mogull”.

“Dedicated to Jeff & Traci Wald”.

Helen Reddy
David Blue
Larry Collins
Jack Conrad
Alex Harvey
Carole King
Donovan Leitch
John Lennon
Randy Newman
Paul Parrish
Leon Russell
Toni Stern

“I Don’t Know How To Love Him/Helen Reddy” - AUS CD reissue - front inlay

source/pics: my records

Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
Capitol ST-11068 (1972) - US LP

Side One

1 - Peaceful
2 - I Am Woman*
3 - This Masquerade
4 - I Didn’t Mean To Love You
5 - Where Is My Friend

Side Two

6 - And I Love You So
7 - What Would They Say
8 - Where Is The Love
9 - Hit The Road, Jack
10 - The Last Blues Song

Notes: 1) Album does not come with musician credits. However, in an interview at Lee himself mentions how he was the bass player on the #1 title track single. 2) On the May 5, 1973 issue of Billboard magazine, editor Nat Freedland interviews producer Jay Senter and keyboardist Mike Melvoin about the session musicians on the “I Am Woman” single. Lee is mentioned as the bass player on the track. You can find the interview, which appeared on the “Creative Trends” column, searching for Billboard magazine at 3) The 2002 6-CD Anthology box-set “Capitol Records Sixtieth Anniversary - 1942-2002” (Capitol CDP 7243 5 39302 2) includes the single “I Am Woman” and a list of musician credits for the same track, which you can find below. The notes in the anthology define the track as “Original short version from the Columbia motion picture “Stand Up And Be Counted” (1972)”. Please note that the version in question is exactly the same as included in the “I Am Woman” record album. Also, anthology notes mention previous version of same song, which was included on the Helen Reddy album “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” (1971): no personnel credits for this latter album are available, neither from original vinyl release nor from Australian CD reissue (see Helen Reddy entry above). 4) Album was reissued in 2005 for the Australian market by Raven Records as a 2-album single CD on Raven RVCD-168. Reissue also contains Ms. Reddy’s subsequent album “Long Hard Climb” and two previously released bonus tracks from the “Live In London” album, “This Masquerade” and “The West Wind Circus”. 5) Australian CD reissue does not come with musician credits.

Additional Track 2 Credits From The “Capitol Records Sixtieth Anniversary - 1942-2002” Anthology

Helen Reddy - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (2)*
Sherman Hayes - Bass
David Kemper - Drums
Jim Gordon - Drums (as James Beck Gordon)
Craig Doerge - Keyboards
Michael Melvoin - Piano

Other musicians probably included:
Dick “Slyde” Hyde - Trombone (as Dick Hyde)
Plas Johnson - Tenor Saxophone
Jack Kelson - Alto Saxophone (as John Kelson, Jr.)
Chuck Findley - Trumpet
Oliver Mitchell - Trumpet
Allen DeRienzo - Trumpet
Sid Sharp - Violin
William Kurasch - Violin
Ronald Folsom - Violin
Sal Crimi - Violin
Tibor Zelig - Violin
Wilbert Nuttycombe - Violin
Gareth Nuttycombe - Viola
Harry Hyams - Viola
Anne Goodman - Cello
Armand Kaproff - Cello
Raymond Kelley - Cello
Jesse Ehrlich - Cello

Recording Studio:
Sun West Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA (4/16-5/1/72)

“Single no. 3350 (released 5/72)”.

“Original version appeared on LP No. 762 “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” (1971); this re-recorded hit version from LP No. 11068, “I Am Woman” (1972)”.

“Highest Billboard Chart Position: Pop No. 1, Adult Contemporary No. 2”.

Original LP Credits

Produced by Tom Catalano (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Produced by Jay Senter (2)

Artie Butler - Arrangements (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), Conduction (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Jim Horn - String Arrangement (2), Horn Arrangement (2)

Armin Steiner - Engineer (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Buck Herring - Engineer (2)

Management: Jeff Wald

Helen Reddy
Ray Burton
Artie Butler
Ralph MacDonald
Barry Mann
Percy Mayfield
Don McLean
Daniel Meehan
Karen Philipp
Kenny Rankin
Leon Russell
William Salter
Robert W. Scott (as B. Scott)
Cynthia Weil
Paul Williams

“I Am Woman/Long Hard Climb” - AUS CD reissue - front inlay

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Helen Reddy - Long Hard Climb
Capitol SMAS-11213 (1973) - US LP

Side One

1 - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
2 - Lovin’ You
3 - A Bit O.K.
4 - Don’t Mess With A Woman*
5 - Delta Dawn

Side Two

6 - The West Wind Circus
7 - If We Could Still Be Friends
8 - Long Hard Climb
9 - Until It’s Time For You To Go
10 - The Old Fashioned Way

Notes: 1) Album does not come with musician credits. In the following wikipedia article it is however described how track 4 was recorded during the same “I Am Woman” tracking session. No source for this info is clearly mentioned so make of it what you will. It remains to be seen whether the whole description is a matter of inference given the sharing of same producer (Jay Senter) on both tracks. 2) Album was reissued in 2005 for the Australian market by Raven Records as a 2-album single CD on Raven RVCD-168. Reissue also contains Ms. Reddy’s previous album “I Am Woman” and two previously released bonus tracks from the “Live In London” album, “This Masquerade” and “The West Wind Circus”. 3) Australian CD reissue does not come with musician credits.

Helen Reddy - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (4?)*

Produced by Tom Catalano (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Produced by Jay Senter (4)

Al Capps - Arrangements (1, 5, 8), Conduction (1, 5, 8)
Lee Holdridge - Arrangements (6, 7, 10), Conduction (6, 7, 10)
Jim Horn - Horn Arrangement (4)

Armin Steiner - Engineer
Doug Sax - Cutting Engineer

Management: Jeff Wald

Norman Seeff - Photography
John Hoernle - Art Direction
Neumarket Design Associates - Title Graphics

Peter Allen
Carole Bayer-Sager (as C. Sager)
Larry Collins
Michael Curtis
Richard Curtis
Ron Davies
Georges Garvarentz
Alex Harvey
Joel Hirschhorn
Al Kasha
Linda Laurie
Adam Miller
Patty Moan
Buffy Sainte-Marie
John Sebastian
Paul Williams

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