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Michael Franks (born 18 September 1944 in La Jolla, California) is a smooth jazz singer and songwriter from the United States. He has recorded with a variety of well-known artists, such as Patti Austin, Brenda Russell, Art Garfunkel, and David Sanborn. His songs have been recorded by The Manhattan Transfer, Patti Labelle, Carmen McRae, Diana Krall, Shirley Bassey and The Carpenters

Biography
Franks grew up in southern California with his father Gerald, his mother Betty and younger sister Christine who is the mother of Connor Sullivan (The lead singer of The Royal Nonesuch). Although no one in his family played music, his parents loved swing music and his early influences included Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer. At age 14 Franks bought his first guitar, a Japanese Marco Polo for $29.95 with six private lessons included - the only music education that he received.
At University High in Irvine, Franks discovered the poetry of Theodore Roethke with his off-rhymes and hidden meter. In high school, he began singing folk-rock, accompanying himself on guitar. Studying English at UCLA Michael discovered Dave Brubeck, Patti Page, Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Miles Davis. He never studied music in college or later, but earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in comparative literature in 1966 and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oregon in 1968. He had a teaching assistantship in a Ph.D. program in American literature at the University of Montreal before returning to teach part-time at UCLA.
During this time Franks started writing songs, starting with the antiwar musical Anthems in E-flat starring Mark Hamill. He also composed music for the films Count Your Bullets, Cockfighter, and Zandy's Bride, starring Liv Ullmann and Gene Hackman. Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee recorded three of his songs, including "White Boy Lost in the Blues" on their album Sonny & Brownie. Franks played guitar, banjo and mandolin on the album and joined them in touring. In 1973, he recorded an eponymous album, later reissued as Previously Unavailable, which included the minor hit "Can't Seem to Shake This Rock 'n Roll".
In 1975 Franks released his second album The Art of Tea, beginning a long relationship with Warner Brothers Music. The Art of Tea featured Joe Sample, Larry Carlton and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders and included the hit song "Popsicle Toes". His third album, Sleeping Gypsy (1977), which includes the song "The Lady Wants to Know", was partially recorded in Brazil. Around this time, percussionist Ray Armando gave Franks a cabasa, which became a signature instrument for him to play on stage when he was not playing guitar. Burchfield Nines (1978), which includes the song "When the Cookie Jar Is Empty", reflects his move to New York City and features more of an East Coast sound. Since then, Franks has recorded more than 15 albums.
His best known works include "When I Give My Love to You", "Popsicle Toes", "Monkey See, Monkey Do", "Tiger in the Rain", "Rainy Night in Tokyo", and "Tell Me All About It". His biggest hit came in 1983 with "When Sly Calls (Don't Touch That Phone)" from the album Passionfruit. Radio hits include "Your Secret's Safe With Me" from 1985's Skin Dive, and "Island Life" from 1987s The Camera Never Lies.

Discography
• 1973 Michael Franks (Brut) = 1983 Previously Unavailable (DRG; reissue of 1973's Michael Franks)
• 1975 The Art of Tea (Reprise)
• 1977 Sleeping Gypsy (Warner Bros.)
• 1978 Burchfield Nines (Warner Bros.)
• 1979 Tiger in the Rain (Warner Bros.)
• 1980 Michael Franks with Crossfire: Live (Warner Bros.)
• 1980 One Bad Habit (Warner Bros.)
• 1982 Objects of Desire (Warner Bros.)
• 1983 Passionfruit (Warner Bros.)
• 1983 Previously Unavailable (DRG; reissue of 1973's Michael Franks)
• 1985 Skin Dive (Warner Bros.)
• 1987 The Camera Never Lies (Warner Bros.)
• 1988 Indispensable-The Best Of(Warner Bros. 1988 - Import only)
• 1990 Blue Pacific (Reprise)
• 1991 Antonio´s Song (Korean release)
• 1993 Dragonfly Summer (Warner Bros.)
• 1995 Abandoned Garden (Warner Bros.)
• 1998 The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance (Warner Bros.; compilation)
• 1999 Barefoot on the Beach (Windham Hill)
• 2001 Michael Franks With Crossfire Live(re-released)
• 2003 The Michael Franks Anthology: The Art of Love (Warner Bros; compilation)
• 2003 Watching the Snow (Rhino; rereleased in 2007 on Koch Records)
• 2004 Love Songs (Warner Bros.; compilation)
• 2006 Rendezvous in Rio (Koch Records)
• 2011 Time Together (12 Between Us)
• 2012 Dream 1973-2011-five CD anthology (Warner Bros)
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Micheal Franks Tour Schedule 2017


 Tour Schedule - 2017

Saturday July 8 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival

Saturday July 22 - Dallas, TX - Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

Sunday July 23 - Houston, TX - Brown Theater

Saturday August 5 - Trenton, MI - 23rd Annual Jazz on the River

Saturday October 14 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club


Since I'm working on a new recording, I won't be on the Road much. It makes each gig even more special to me. Can't wait to see you guys - Michael

Michael's performances are always announced here as soon as they are confirmed.

2012-Michael Franks - ''Dream 1973-2011''

Michael Franks - ''Dream 1973-2011''
 "Dream 1973-2011" album by Michael Franks was released Apr 03, 2012 on the Warner Bros. label. EU five CD anthology from the Smooth Jazz/Pop singer/songwriter. Dream 1973-2011 songs Together with Steely Dan, James Taylor and Christopher Cross, Michael Franks is one of the original sculptors of the West Coast/California sound. Dream 1973-2011 album His musical alchemy is unique: Jazz, Pop, Funk, Bossa,
Soft Rock and Fusion. Dream 1973-2011 CD music In 38 years and 18 albums, he has collaborated with the greatest Jazz and Pop musicians and has created some of the most memorable West Coast in the process. Dream 1973-2011 music CDs This box set offers the best of Franks' output on five CDs. The first four disc are separated into different themes. The fifth CD contains the rare live recording from Michael Franks with Australian band Crossfire. This 73 track box set contains hits, fan favorites, rarities and so much more. Rhino Recording information: The Capitol Theatre, Sydney; The St. James Tavern, Sydney; The Town Hall, Auckland, NZ. Photographers: Christian Rose; Vincent Isola.



Track listing

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Can't Seem to Shake This Rock 'N' Roll" (from Michael Franks, 1973) Michael Franks 4:17
2. "Born with the Moon in Vergo" (from Michael Franks, 1973) Michael Franks 6:12
3. "Monkey See, Monkey do" (from The Art of Tea, 1976) Michael Franks 3:31
4. "B'wana-He No Home" (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) Michael Franks 4:54
5. "When the Cookie Jar is Empty" (from Burchfield Nines, 1978) Michael Franks 5:08
6. "All Dressed Up (With Nowhere to Go)" (from The Art of Tea, 1976) Michael Franks 3:46
7. "Jealousy" (from Objects of Desire, 1983) Michael Franks 3:33
8. "Laughing Gas" (from Objects of Desire, 1983) Michael Franks 3:22
9. "Alone at Night" (from Passionfruit, 1983) Michael Franks 4:27
10. "When Sly Calls (Don't Touch That Phone)" (from Passionfruit, 1983) Michael Franks 5:47
11. "Your Secret's Safe with Me" (from Skin Dive, 1985) Michael Franks 5:57
12. "Woman in the Waves" (from Blue Pacific, 1990) Michael Franks
13. "Barefoot on the Beach" (from Barefoot on the Beach, 1999) Michael Franks 5:02
14. "Somehow Our Love Survives" (from Abandoned Garden, 1995) Michael Franks, Joe Sample 4:56
15. "Practice Makes Perfect" (from Dragonfly Summer, 1993) Michael Franks 4:52
16. "Now That Your Joystick's Broke" (from Passionfruit, 1983) Michael Franks 2:48
17. "The Dream" (from Dragonfly Summer, 1993) Russell Ferrante, Michael Franks, Jimmy Haslip, Marc Russo 5:15
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Monk's New Tune" (from Dragonfly Summer, 1993) Michael Franks 5:41
2. "Hearing Take Five" (from Rendezvous in Rio, 2006) Michael Franks 5:38
3. "Don't Be Blue" (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) Michael Franks 3:28
4. "When You Smiled at Me" (from Barefoot on the Beach, 1999) Michael Franks 5:02
5. "Popsicle Toes" (from The Art of Tea, 1976) Michael Franks 4:30
6. "Sanpaku" (from Tiger in the Rain, 1976) Michael Franks 4:11
7. "Eggplant" (from The Art of Tea, 1976) Michael Franks 3:36
8. "Sometimes I Just Forget to Smile" (from The Art of Tea, 1976) Michael Franks 3:47
9. "Mice" (from Time Together, 2011) Michael Franks 5:24
10. "Rendezvous in Rio" (from Rendezvous in Rio, 2006) Michael Franks 5:32
11. "The Way We Celebrate New Years" (from Watching the Snow, 2004) Michael Franks 6:21
12. "Under the Sun" (from Rendezvous in Rio, 2006) Michael Franks 5:22
13. "Tell Me About It" (from Passionfruit, 1983) Michael Franks 4:27
14. "Tahitian Moon" (from Objects of Desire, 1983) Michael Franks 4:33
15. "Like Water, Like Wind" (from Abandoned Garden, 1995) Michael Franks 5:18
16. "The Art of Love" (from Blue Pacific, 1990) Michael Franks 4:10
Disc three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dragonfly Summer" (from Dragonfly Summer, 1993) Michael Franks 5:00
2. "Nightmoves" (from The Art of Tea, 1976) Michael Franks 3:59
3. "Lotus Blossom" (from One Bad Habit, 1980) Michael Franks 4:15
4. "The Lady Wants to Know" (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) Michael Franks 4:41
5. "On My Way Home to You" (from One Bad Habit, 1980) Michael Franks 4:49
6. "Living on the Inside" (from Tiger in the Rain, 1976) Michael Franks 5:36
7. "String of Pearls" (from Dragonfly Summer, 1993) Michael Franks 4:31
8. "One Day in St. Tropez" (from Time Together, 2011) Michael Franks 5:18
9. "Hourglass" (from Abandoned Garden, 1995) Michael Franks 4:42
10. "Rainy Night in Tokyo" (from Passionfruit, 1983) Michael Franks 4:36
11. "Never Say Die" (from Passionfruit, 1983) Michael Franks 3:35
12. "All I Need" (from Blue Pacific, 1990) Michael Franks 4:45
13. "Like Moon Behind a Cloud" (from Barefoot on the Beach, 1999) Michael Franks 6:20
14. "Blue Pacific" (from Blue Pacific, 1990) Michael Franks 4:54
15. "Still Life" (from One Bad Habit, 1980) Michael Franks 4:12
16. "The Cool School" (from Rendezvous in Rio, 2006) Michael Franks 5:42
Disc four, previously unreleased tracks or versions
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Coming Home to You" (From the movie "Author, Author") Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Dave Grusin 4:01
2. "Jealousy" (Geyser Remix) Michael Franks 4:20
3. "Blue Pacific" (Alternate version) Michael Franks 4:54
4. "This Will Never Do" (From the musical "Noa Noa") Michael Franks 5:29
5. "Somewhere in the Rain"   Yumi Arai, Charles Blenzig, Michael Franks 5:47
6. "I Bought You a Plastic Star for Your Aluminum Tree" (from Watching the Snow, 2004) Michael Franks 4:56
7. "Foolish Heart"   Ned Washington, Vicor Young, Bob Mintzer 5:19
8. "Antonio's Song/The Rainbow" (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) Michael Franks 5:24
9. "Leading Me Back to You"   Michael Franks 5:02
10. "(Think...) Where Are You Goin?"   Michael Franks 4:29
11. "Ladies' Nite" (from Objects of Desire, 1983) Michael Franks 4:09
12. "When I Give My Love To You" (from Barefoot on the Beach, 1999) Michael Franks 4:20
13. "Now Love Has No End" (from Barefoot on the Beach, 1999) Michael Franks 6:09
14. "Island Christmas" (from Watching the Snow, 2004) Michael Franks 5:41
15. "Popsicle Toes" (from The Art of Tea, 1976) Michael Franks, The Manhatten Transfer 4:15
16. "Nightmoves" (from The Art of Tea, 1976) Michael Franks 3:13
Disc five
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Be Blue" (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) Michael Franks, John Guerin
2. "When the Cookie Jar is Empty" (from Burchfield Nines, 1978) Michael Franks 6:35
3. "The Lady Wants to Know" (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) Michael Franks 6:05
4. "B'Wana-He No Home" (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) Michael Franks 4:59
5. "Chain Reaction" (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) Michael Franks, Joe Sample 4:28
6. "Antoni's Song" (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) Michael Franks 4:43
7. "Monkey See, Monkey Do" (from The Art of Tea, 1976) Michael Franks 6:22
8. "Popsicle Toes" (from The Art of Tea, 1976) Michael Franks 5:02

2011-Michael Franks - ''Time Together''(17)





''Time Together'' is a seventeenth studio album of American singer-songwriter and musician Michael Franks, released in 2011.

Tracklist
01.Now That The Summer's Here 5:27
02.One Day In St. Tropez 5:19
03.Summer In New York 5:57
04.Mice 5:26
05.Charlie Chan In Egypt 5:29
06.I'd Rather Be Happy Than Right 4:41
07.Time Together 3:37
08.Samba Blue 4:45
09.My Heart Said Wow 2:47
10.If I Could Make September Stay 5:23
11.Feathers From An Angel's Wings 8:01

Musicians
Michael Franks - vocals
Chuck Loeb - guitars,keyboards,drum and percussion programming
Mike Mainieri - vibraphone
Mark Egan - bass
Will Lee - bass,background vocals
Wolfgang Haffner - drums
Eric Marienthal - alto sax
Till Bronner - trumpet
Carmen Cuesta - background vocals
Gil Goldstein - piano
Romero Lubambo - guitar
Shawn Pelton - drums,percussion
Rogerio Boccato - percussion
Lizzy Loeb - background vocals
Veronica Nunn - lead and background vocals
Scott Petito - bass
Jerry Marotta - drums
David Spinoza - guitar
Beth Nielsen Chapman - background vocals
Charles Blenzig - piano,keyboards
Jay Anderson - bass
Billy Kilson - drums
David Mann - sax
Alex Sipiagin - trumpet
Tim LeFebvre - bass
Greg Cohen - bass
Joe Banadio - drums,percussion
Clifford Carter – keyboards

All songs written and composed by Michael Franks
Producers - Charles Blenzig, Gil Goldstein, Chuck Loeb, Scott Petito, Mark Egan
Shanachie Records 2011

1973-Michael Franks - "Michael Franks"(01)


"Michael Franks" is a smooth vocal jazz album, and the eponymous debut studio album of American singer-songwriter and musician Michael Franks. Released in 1973 with Brut, the album was re-released in 1983 under the title Previously Unavailable.

Tracklist
1.King Of Oklahoma 3:10
2.Dobro Ladies 2:46
3.Three Today 4:02
4.Little Sparrow 3:02
5.Born With The Moon In Virgo 6:13
6.Just Like Key Largo 3:32
7.Can't Seem To Shake This Rock And Roll 4:18
8.When Blackbirds Fly 3:15
9.Lovesick Lizzie 3:07
10.Life's Little Highway 4:18



Musicians on the ''Michael Franks'' 1973 album:
Vocals – Michael Franks, Wendy Waldman
Dulcimer – Wendy Waldman
Violin – Bobby Bruce
Autoharp - Richard Markowitz
Bass – Max Bennett, Carol Kaye, Steve La Fever
Trombone – Kenny Shroyer, Lloyd Ulyate, Chauncey Welsch
Piano – Larry Muhoberac, David Paich, Maurice Rodgers
Drums – Larry Bunker, Ed Greene, Paul Humphrey
Horn – Gene Cipriano
Guitar – Jerry McGee, Louie Shelton, Tommy Tedesco
Banjo – Michael Franks
Mandolin – Michael Franks
Trumpet – Ollie Mitchell, Michael Price, Tony Terran
Saxophone – Tom Scott
Producer – Richard Markowitz / Mixed By – Bart Chiate
Brut Records 1973







Michael Franks – ''Previously Unavailable'' 1973
Artist's debut album originally released in 1973
Different title and inverted tracklist than the original issue

Tracklist
1.Can't Seem To Shake This Rock and Roll
2.Just Like Key Largo
3.When Blackbirds Fly
4.Lovesick Lizzie
5.Life's Little Highway
6.King of Oklahoma
7.Dobro Ladies
8.Three Today
9.Little Sparrow
10.Born With The Moon In Virgo
John Hammond Records 1973




Michael Franks - ''Born With The Moon In Virgo'' 1973
Artist's debut album originally released in 1973
Different title and inverted tracklist than the original issue

Tracklist
1.Can't Seem To Shake This Rock and Roll
2.Just Like Key Largo
3.When Blackbirds Fly
4.Lovesick Lizzie
5.Life's Little Highway
6.King of Oklahoma
7.Dobro Ladies
8.Three Today
9.Little Sparrow
10.Born With The Moon In Virgo
Vinyl Lovers 2010

1976-Michael Franks - "The Art Of Tea''(02)


''The Art of Tea'' is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in February 1976. After his eponymous album with Brut in 1973, The Art of Tea was Franks' breakout album on a major record label, and his first release with Frank Sinatra's Reprise. It was Franks' second studio album, prior to Sleeping Gypsy.



Tracklist
 

Side A
A1-Nightmoves 4:03(Lyrics by Michael Franks; Music by Michael Small)
A2-Eggplant 3:34
A3-Monkey See-Monkey Do 3:33(Alto Saxophone by David Sanborn)
A4-St. Elmo's Fire 3:58
A5-I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad 4:16

Side B
B1-Jive 3:16(Tenor Saxophone by Michael Brecker)
B2-Popsicle Toes 4:35
B3-Sometimes I Just Forget To Smile 3:45
B4-Mr. Blue 4:03(Alto Saxophone by David Sanborn)


Musicians
Strings Arranged By – Nick De Caro
Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
Bass – Wilton Felder
Congas – Jerry Steinholtz
Drums, Percussion – John Guerin
Guitar – Larry Carlton
Keyboards – Joe Sample
Diasc Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Al Schmitt
Photography By – Linda Levine
Producer – Tommy LiPuma
Recording Engineers – Al Schmitt, Bruce Botnick, Lee Hershberg
Vibraphone – Larry Bunker
Written-By – Michael Franks (tracks: A2 to B4)
Recorded live in May 22, 1975, May 27, 1975 and June 9, 1975
Reprise Records 1976







1977-Michael Franks - "Sleeping Gypsy"(03)



''Sleeping Gypsy'' is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1977 with Warner Bros. Records. It was Franks' third studio album after The Art of Tea and prior to Burchfield Nines.



Tracklist 

Side A
A1-The Lady Wants To Know 4:45
A2-I Really Hope It's You 4:54
A3-In The Eye Of The Storm 5:55
A4-B'wana - He No Home 4:57

Side B
B1-Don't Be Blue 3:28(Written by John Guerin)
B2-Antonio's Song / The Rainbow 5:03
B3-Chain Reaction 5:14(Written by Joe Sample)
B4-Down In Brazil 4:33

Musicians
Arranged By, Conductor – Claus Ogerman
Bass – Wilton Felder
Drums – John Guerin (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B3), Joao Palma (tracks: A4, B4)
Guitar – Helio Delmiro (tracks: A4, B4), Larry Carlton
Percussion – Ray Armando (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B2, B4)
Performer – Larry Bunker
Piano – Joe Sample (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B3), Joao Donato*(tracks: A4, B4)
Producer – Tommy LiPuma
Recorded By, Mixed By – Al Schmitt
Saxophone – David Sanborn (tracks: A3, B1 to B3), Michael Brecker (tracks: A1, A2, A4)
Written-By – Michael Franks
Warner Bros. 1977

 
 

1978-Michael Franks - "Burchfield Nine"(04)



''Burchfield Nines'' is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1978 by Warner Bros. Records. It was Franks' fourth studio album after Sleeping Gypsy and prior to Tiger in the Rain.


Tracklist 

Side A
A1-When The Cookie Jar Is Empty 5:09
A2-A Robinsong 3:48
Saxophone – Ernie Watts
A3-Wrestle A Live Nude Girl 4:30
A4-Burchfield Nines 4:38
Trumpet – Oscar Brashear

Side B
B1-Meet Me In The Deerpark 5:59
Saxophone – Ernie Watts
B2-Dear Little Nightingale 5:00
B3-In Search Of The Perfect Shampoo 4:04
B4-Vivaldi's Song 4:13


Musicians
Arranged  and Conductor Orchestra – Eumir Deodato
 Acoustic Guitar – Michael Franks
Bass – Chuck Domanico
Cello – Ed Lustgarten
Flute – Bud Shank
Bass – Will Lee
Concertmaster – Israel Baker
Conductor Orchestra – Frank DeCaro
Drums – Steve Gadd
Guitar – John Tropea
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Percussion – Ralph MacDonald
Piano – Leon Pendarvis
Producer – Tommy LiPuma
Recorded By – Jeffrey Kawalek
Recorded By, Mixed By – Al Schmitt
Written-By – Michael Franks
Recorded at House of Music, West Orange, New Jersey
Warner Bros. 1978

1979-Michael Franks - "Tiger In The Rain"(05)


 "Tiger In The Rain" is a fifth studio album of American singer-songwriter and musician Michael Franks, released in 1979 on Warner Bros. Records. It is the first album he made that did not use the producing team of Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt and Lee Hershberg. The album features lots of horns, strings, vocals and includes a large rhythm section all arranged and produced by John Simon. Franks, who is best known for his unique vocal style lends a hand not only on guitar, but also on banjo and mandolin. Also present here are some celebrated jazz figures.


Tracklist 

Side A
A1-Sanpaku 4:10
Backing Vocals – Flora Purim, Hilda Harris, Maeretha Stewart
Bass – Herb Bushler
Congas – Crusher Bennett
Drums – Rick Marotta
Electric Guitar – Joe Caro
Organ – Paul Griffin
Percussion – Rubens Bassini
Piano – Kenny Barron


A2-When It's Over 3:03
Backing Vocals – Flora Purim
Bass – Herb Bushler
Drums – Buddy Williams
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Joe Caro
Organ – Bob Leinbach
Percussion – Rubens Bassini

A3-Living On The Inside 5:36
Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter
Acoustic Guitar – Bucky Pizzarelli
Cello – Abdul Wadud
Drums – Ben Riley
Piano – Kenny Barron
Vibraphone – Mike Mainieri
Viola – Harold Coletta
Violin [1st] – Harry Lookofsky
Violin [2nd] – Charles Libove

A4-Hideaway 4:09
Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Ben Riley
Electric Guitar – Bucky Pizzarelli
Percussion – John Simon, Rubens Bassini
Piano – Kenny Barron
Tenor Saxophone – Seldon Powell
Vibraphone – Mike Mainieri

A5-Jardin Botanico 3:32
Acoustic Guitar – Joe Caro
Bass – Herb Bushle
Congas – Crusher Bennett
Drums – Rick Marotta
Flute, Soloist – Dave Liebman
Percussion – Rubens Bassini
Piano – Kenny Barron

Side B
B1-Underneath The Apple Tree 5:52
Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter
Acoustic Guitar – Bucky Pizzarelli
Drums – Ben Riley
Flute [1st Solo] – Dave Liebman
Flute [2nd Solo] – George Young
Horns – Claudio Roditi, George Young, John Clark, Lew Delgatto, Lou Marini, Tom Malone
Piano – Kenny Barron
Tenor Saxophone [Solo] – George Young

B2-Tiger In The Rain 4:17
Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter
Acoustic Guitar – Bucky Pizzarelli
Drums – Ben Riley
Percussion – Rubens Bassini
Piano – Kenny Barron
Soprano Saxophone – Seldon Powell
Vibraphone – Mike Mainieri

B3-Satisfaction Guaranteed 3:39
Alto Saxophone – Dave Sanborn
Bass – Herb Bushler
Drums – Rick Marotta
Electric Guitar – Joe Caro
Horns – Dave Sanborn, John Clark, Lou Marini, Randy Brecker, Tom Malone
Organ – Paul Griffin

B4-Lifeline 6:10
Backing Vocals – Flora Purim, Hilda Harris, Maeretha Stewart
Bass – Herb Bushler
Concertina – Dominic Cortese
Drums – Rick Marotta
Electric Guitar – Joe Caro
Organ – Paul Griffin
Percussion – Rubens Bassini
Piano – Kenny Barron
Trumpet Piccolo – Lou Soloff

Musicians
Arranged By – John Simon
Art Direction – John Cabalka
Composed By, Liner Notes – Michael Franks
Concertmaster [Strings] – Harry Lookofsky
Design,Photography By – Claudia Franks
Engineer [2nd] – Howie Silberberg
Flute – Dave Liebman, George Young, Howard Leshaw
Management [Personal Managment] – Fred Heller
Other [Production Assistant] – Bob Kuttruf
Painting [Cover] – Henri Rousseau
Producer – John Simon
Recorded By, Mixed By – Glenn Berger
Strings – Alan Shulman, Charles Libove, Charles McCracken, Emanuel Vardi, Guy Lumia, Harold Coletta, Harry Urbont, Jesse Levy, Joe Malin, Lewis Eley, Richard Maximoff, Richard Sortomme, Anthony Posk

Recorded and mixed at A&R Studios, New York City
Warner Bros 1979

1980-Michael Franks - "Michael Franks With Crossfire Live''

 
 "Michael Franks With Crossfire Live'' is a first live album of American singer-songwriter and musician Michael Franks  featuring the Australian band "Crossfire", released in 1980.
The album was officially released in Australia and New Zealand.

Tracklist
Side A
A1-Don't Be Blue (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977)  3:43
Lyrics By – Michael Franks; Music By – John Guerin

A2-When The Cookie Jar Is Empty (from Burchfield Nines, 1978) 6:35

A3-The Lady Wants To Know (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) 5:50

A4-"B'wana He No Home" (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977)  4:35


Side B
B1-Chain Reaction (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) 4:20
Lyrics By – Michael Franks; Music By – Joe Sample

B2-Antonio's Song (from Sleeping Gypsy, 1977) 4:38

B3-Monkey See - Monkey Do (from The Art of Tea, 1976) 6:10

B4-Popsicle Toes (from The Art of Tea, 1976) 4:35


Musicians
Art Direction – Ken Smith
Band – Crossfire
Composed By – Michael Franks
Engineer [Assistant] – Mark McKenna
Executive Producer – Bruce Berg
Mixed By – Martin Benge
Photography By [Cover] – Ken Middleton, Patrick Jones
Producer – Michael Franks
Recorded By – Martin Benge

Recorded over a series of three concerts in Australia and New Zealand in September 1980; at the Capitol Theater in Sydney on the 25th, St James Tavern in Sydney on the 27th and The Town Hall in Auckland on the 29th.

1980-Michael Franks - "One Bad Habit"(06)




"One Bad Habit" is a sixth studio album of American singer-songwriter and musician Michael Franks, released in 1980.



Tracklist 

Side A

A1-Baseball 3:50
Arranged By [Horns], Conductor – Jerry Hey
Backing Vocals – Petsye Powell, Sylvia Shemwell, Yolande Howard
Bass – Neil Jason
Drums – Rick Marotta
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Don Grolnick
Guitar – David Spinozza
Percussion – Ray Armando


A2-Inside You 4:11
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – David Spinozza
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor – Clare Fischer
Bass – Dennis Belfield
Drums – Rick Marotta
Percussion – André Fischer, Lenny Castro
Piano – Tennyson Stephens

A3-All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go 3:47
Arranged By [Horns], Conductor – Jerry Hey
Bass – Dennis Belfield
Drums – Rick Marotta
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet – Tennyson Stephens
Guitar – Hugh McCracken, Rick Zunigar
Percussion, Congas – Ray Armando

A4-Lotus Blossom 4:15
Acoustic Guitar – Rick Zunigar
Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Larry Williams
Bass – Dennis Belfield
Drums – Rick Marotta
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Tennyson Stephens
Guitar – Eric Gale
Rhythm Guitar, Electric Guitar – George Sopuch
Synthesizer – Larry Williams
Tambourine – André Fischer

A5-On My Way Home To You 4:52
Arranged By [Horns And Strings], Conductor – Jerry Hey
Bass – Dennis Belfield
Drums, Percussion – André Fischer
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Tennyson Stephens
Guitar – George Sopuch
Percussion – Lenny Castro


Side B

B1-One Bad Habit 4:06
Arranged By [Horns], Conductor – Bill Reichenbach (2), Larry Williams
Bass – Dennis Belfield
Drums, Percussion – André Fischer
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Tennyson Stephens
Guitar – Eric Gale
Rhythm Guitar – David Spinozza
Synthesizer – Larry Williams

B2-Loving You More And More 3:44
Arranged By [Horns], Conductor – Larry Williams
Bass – Neil Jason
Drums – Rick Marotta
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet – Don Grolnick
Flugelhorn [Solo] – Jerry Hey
Guitar – David Spinozza
Percussion – Lenny Castro

B3-Still Life 4:12
Acoustic Bass – Eddie Gomez
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – David Spinozza
Drums – André Fischer
Piano – Don Grolnick

B4-He Tells Himself He's Happy 5:11
Arranged By [Horns], Conductor – Larry Williams
Backing Vocals – Petsye Powell, Sylvia Shemwell, Yolande Howard
Bass – Dennis Belfield
Drums, Percussion – André Fischer
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano – Tennyson Stephens
Guitar – Eric Gale

Musicians
Art Direction – Peter Whorf
Composed By – Don Grolnick (tracks: A4), Michael Franks
Horn [Section] – Bill Reichenbach (2), Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Hall, Larry Williams
Photography – Fred Valentine
Producer – André Fischer, Tommy Lipuma
Recorded By, Mixed By – Al Schmitt
Recorded and mixed at The Power Station, N. Y. C. and Capitol Records, Hollywood
Warner Bros. 1980