Chicago

Chicago are an American band formed in 1967; noted as one of the first rock acts with an integrated three-piece brass section. Between 1969 and 1980, they released twelve studio albums on Columbia, followed by five albums on Warner. For eleven years, they maintained the same seven members: keyboardist–singer Robert Lamm, guitarist–singer Terry Kath, bassist–singer […]

Airplay

Airplay were an American studio-based melodic-rock combo that released a self-titled album on RCA in 1980. The project was headed by writer/producers David Foster and Jay Graydon, both successful with other acts at the time. Members: David Foster (keyboards, vocals), Tommy Funderburk (vocals), Jay Graydon (guitars) David Foster, Jay Graydon Credits Airplay was assembled by […]

Airplay ‎– Airplay (1980)

Airplay is the sole album by the namesake project of producers/composers Jay Graydon and David Foster, recorded with assorted LA studio musicians. Released in 1980 on RCA, the album consists of 10 collaborative originals, two of which had recently been cut by associated acts Earth, Wind & Fire (“After the Love Is Gone”) and the […]

Eric Tagg – Smilin’ Memories (1975)

Smilin’ Memories is the debut solo album by American blue-eyed soul singer Eric Tagg, released in 1975 on EMI. Tracklist: A1. “Tell-Tale Eyes” (2:56) A2. “Love to Love You” (3:02) A3. “Castle of Loneliness” (4:28) A4. “Steamboat” (4:08) A5. “Sandman (Bring Me a Dream)” (4:12) B1. “The Only Thing You Said” (4:09) B2. “A Fantasy” […]

Chicago ‎– Chicago 17 (1984)

Chicago 17 is the fourteenth studio album by American melodic-rock band Chicago, released in 1984 on Full Moon/Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. Stay the Night (3:48) A2. We Can Stop the Hurtin‘ (4:11) A3. Hard Habit to Break (4:43) A4. Only You (3:53) A5. Remember the Feeling (4:28) B1. Along Comes a Woman (4:14) B2. You’re […]

Leon Ware ‎– Leon Ware (1982)

Leon Ware is the fifth album by the namesake American R&B/soul vocalist/composer/producer, released in 1982 on Elektra. This is be the artist’s second eponymous release after his 1972 self-titled debut album. Tracklist: A1. “Slippin’ Away” (4:14) A2. “Lost In Love With You” (3:52) A3. “Shelter” (3:56) A4. “Why I Came to California” (4:11) A5. “Deeper […]

Kenny Loggins ‎– High Adventure (1982)

High Adventure is the fourth solo album by West Coast pop/rock vocalist/songwriter Kenny Loggins, released in 1982 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Don’t Fight It” (3:36) A2. “Heartlight” (3:55) A3. “I Gotta Try” (3:50) A4. “Swear Your Love” (5:01) A5. “The More We Try” (3:59) B1. “Heart to Heart” (5:30) B2. “If It’s Not What You’re […]

Chicago ‎– Chicago 16 (1982)

Chicago 16 is the thirteenth studio album by American melodic-rock band Chicago, released in 1982 on Full Moon/Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. What You’re Missing (4:09) A2. Waiting for You to Decide (4:05) A3. Bad Advice (2:57) A4. Chains (3:22) A5. Hard to Say I’m Sorry / Get Away (5:06) B1. Follow Me (4:52) B2. Sonny […]

David Roberts

David Roberts (born Sept. 13, 1958) is a Boston-born/Canadian-raised musician and songwriter who released the album All Dressed Up on Elektra in 1982. The album was produced by Jay Graydon and features appearances by Bill Champlin, David Foster, and members of Toto. Discography: All Dressed Up (1982) Better Late Than Never (2008) The Missing Years […]

Al Jarreau ‎– Breakin’ Away (1981)

Breakin’ Away is the fifth album by American jazz-pop/soul vocalist Al Jarreau, released in 1981 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Closer to Your Love” (3:57) A2. “My Old Friend” (4:29) A3. “We’re in This Love Together” (3:47) A4. “Easy” (5:26) A5. “Our Love” (3:53) B1. “Breakin’ Away” (4:13) B2. “Roof Garden” (6:21) B3. “(Round, Round, […]

Carole Bayer Sager ‎– Sometimes Late at Night (1981)

Sometimes Late at Night is the third album by American industry songwriter/balladeer Carole Bayer Sager, co-produced by her then-fiancé Burt Bacharach and released in 1981 on Boardwalk. The couple co-wrote most of the songs with additional input on select cuts by Bruce Roberts, Neil Diamond, and Peter Allen. Tracklist: Prologue (0:30) A1. “I Won’t Break” […]

Dwayne Ford ‎– Needless Freaking (1981)

Needless Freaking is an album by Canadian singer/songwriter Dwayne Ford, released in 1981 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Lovin’ and Losin’ You” (3:20) A2. “Am I Ever Gonna Find Your Love” (3:31) A3. “Stranger in Paradise” (3:25) A4. “The Hurricane” (3:54) B1. “Midnight Ride” (4:13) B2. “There’s a Life in Me” (4:32) B3. “The American Blues” […]

The Tubes ‎– The Completion Backward Principle (1981)

The Completion Backward Principle is the fifth solo album by American melodic-rock band The Tubes, released in 1981 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “Talk to Ya Later” (4:41) A2. “Sushi Girl” (3:28) A3. “Amnesia” (4:25) A4. “Mr. Hate” (3:35) A5. “Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman” (4:30) B1. “Think About Me” (3:16) B2. “A Matter of […]

Bill Champlin ‎– Runaway (1981)

Runaway is the second solo album by West Coast musician/vocalist/songwriter Bill Champlin, released in 1981 on Elektra. Tracklist: A1. “Runaway” (3:58) A2. “One Way Ticket” (3:03) A3. “Sara” (3:15) A4. “Tonight Tonight” (3:47) A5. “Runaway Reprise” (0:47) A6. “Take It Uptown” (4:24) B1. “Satisfaction” (3:42) B2. “Stop Knockin’ on My Door” (4:16) B3. “Gotta Get Back […]

Lee Ritenour ‎– Rit (1981)

Rit is an album by West Coast jazz/pop guitarist Lee Ritenour, released in 1981 on Elektra. Vocalist Eric Tagg is featured on the first for tracks, including the hits “Mr. Briefcase” and “Is It You.” Tracklist: A1. “Mr. Briefcase” (3:20) A2. “(Just) Tell Me Pretty Lies” (4:13) A3. “No Sympathy” (4:43) A4. “Is It You?” (4:25) […]

Daryl Hall & John Oates ‎– X-Static (1979)

X-Static is the eighth studio album by the American rock–soul duo Daryl Hall & John Oates, released in September 1979 on RCA. Stephen Holden in Rolling Stone wrote “It’s not music for clumping around in a loft (like Ian Dury, say), but for scanning the street from a high-rise with binoculars.” — Rolling Stone, January […]

Cheryl Lynn ‎– In Love (1979)

In Love is the second album by American soul/funk vocalist Cheryl Lynn, released in 1979 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “I’ve Got Faith in You” (4:39) A2. “Hide It Away” (4:33) A3. “Feel It” (5:04) A4. “In Love” (5:56) B1. “Keep It Hot” (5:24) B2. “I’ve Got Just What You Need” (3:52) B3. “Love Bomb” (4:08) […]

Steve Kipner ‎– Knock the Walls Down (1979)

Knock the Walls Down is a pop/vocal album by Aussie music vet and industry songwriter Steve Kipner. Recorded with a veritable who’s who of West Coast studio musicians, the album was released in 1979 on Elektra. Tracklist: A1. “The Beginning” (2:30) A2. “Knock the Walls Down” (4:11) A3. “Lovemaker” (3:12) A4. “School of Broken Hearts” […]

Sherbet ‎– Sherbet (1978)

Sherbet is the seventh album by the namesake Australian pop/rock/soul band, released in 1978 on Festival Records. The album was issued stateside the following year on RSO with the title Highway 1. This would be the band’s final release before their temporary disbandment and reformation as The Sherbs. Tracklist: A1. “(Feels Like) Slippin’ Away” (3:29) A2. […]

Daryl Hall & John Oates ‎– Along the Red Ledge (1978)

Along the Red Ledge is the seventh album by American rock/soul duo Daryl Hall & John Oates, released in 1978 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. It’s a Laugh (3:49) A2. Melody for a Memory (4:50) A3. The Last Time (2:47) A4. I Don’t Wanna Lose You (3:45) A5. Have I Been Away Too Long (4:19) B1. […]

Diana Ross – Baby It’s Me (1977)

Baby It’s Me is the seventh solo album by American soul/pop vocalist Diana Ross, produced by Richard Perry and released in 1977 on Motown. Tracklist: A1. “Gettin’ Ready for Love” (2:45) A2. “You Got It” (3:55) A3. “Baby It’s Me” (3:09) A4. “Too Shy to Say” (3:15) A5. “Your Love Is So Good for Me” […]

Gary Wright ‎– The Light of Smiles (1977)

The Light of Smiles is the fourth solo album by American keyboardist/songwriter Gary Wright, released in 1977 on Warner Bros. Musically, the album expands on the pioneering electronic-balladry first unveiled on his prior effort, Dream Weaver (1975). Tracklist: A1. “Water Sign” (4:32) A2. “Time Machine” (3:40) A3. “I Am the Sky” (0:40) A4. “Who Am […]

Skylark

Skylark were a Canadian soul-pop band from Vancouver that released two albums on Capitol between 1972 and 1974. Keyboardist/composer David Foster soon rose to industry prominence behind the console, producing albums for Chicago, Hall & Oates, Earth Wind & Fire, Olivia Newton-John, and numerous other artists. Members: B.J. Cook (vocals), Donny Gerrard (vocals), Doug Edwards […]

Al Jarreau ‎– This Time (1980)

This Time is the fourth studio album by American jazz-pop/soul singer Al Jarreau, released in 1980 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Never Givin’ Up” (3:58) A2. “Gimme What You Got” (3:45) A3. “Love Is Real” (4:26) A4. “Alonzo” (5:26) A5. “(If I Could Only) Change Your Mind” (4:17) B1. “Spain (I Can Recall)” (6:32) B2. […]

Boz Scaggs ‎– Middle Man (1980)

Middle Man is the ninth solo studio album by American R&B/rock vocalist/songwriter Boz Scaggs, released in 1980 on Columbia/CBS. The album was produced by Bill Schnee with a lion’s share of keyboard credits and co-writes claimed by industry hand David Foster, whose concurrent Airplay project showed a similar soulful sheen. Tracklist: A1. “Jojo” (5:51) A2. “Breakdown […]