B. J. Thomas was an American singer best known for interpreting the song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”, a song written by by Hal David and Burt Bacharach.
Roger Hawkins was an American drummer.
He played drums on countless well-known soul, disco, and r&b songs.
He was a co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section in Alabama, a house band like the Compass Point All Stars, Booker T. & the M.G.’s and the Salsoul Orchestra.
Hawkins played drums on “Love Sensation” (1980) by Loleatta Holloway.
This escaped my attention seven years ago.
Jimmy Scott was an American vocalist known for his high natural contralto voice and his sensitivity on ballads and love songs.
He covered “Nothing Compares 2 U” on his album Holding Back The Years (1998).
Curtis Fuller was an American trombonist known for his work on the American jazz scene between the years 1957 and c. 1980.
Trombonists I admire include Rico Rodriguez, Peter Zummo, Vin Gordon, Don Drummond, Fred Wesley and Willie Colón.
Tawny Kitaen was an American actress and model.
She first came to my attention as the lead to The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak (1984).
To the world at large she is probably best-known for her parts in the Whitesnake videos, especially in the 1987 clip for the song “Here I Go Again” (1982). In that clip, she is seen cartwheeling across the hoods of two Jaguars XJ dressed in a white negligee.
Jim Steinman was an American composer best known for his work with Meat Loaf.
In general I find his music unbearably swollen kitsch. Bombast is the word. Steinman himself called it Wagnerian rock.
However, I admit that I have soft spot for “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (1983), a song interpreted by Bonnie Tyler.
That song happens to be in the Jahsonic top 1000 (part 2).
Paul Jackson was an American bassist famous for his contributions to The Headhunters, Azteca and Santana.
Chick Corea was a legendary American composer working in jazz, mainly playing keyboards.
He is a celebrated name in jazz fusion, but he never actively appeared on my radar.
So, I give you “Was Dog a Doughnut?” (1977) by Cat Stevens on which Chick plays keyboards. This did came to my attention in the period when I was researching late 20th century nightclub music.