On January 22, 1968.

Neil_Young first album

On January 22, 1968, “Reprise” label released the debut, self-titled Neil Young studio album.  It was recorded August – October 1968, at “Wally Heider Recording”, “Sunset Sound Recording” and “TTG Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Neil Young and David Briggs. “The Old Laughing Lady,” “String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill,” and “I’ve Loved Her So Long” produced by Jack Nitzsche,Ry Cooder and Neil Young.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young— vocals, guitars, piano, synthesizer, harpsichord, pipe organ
  • Ry Cooder— guitar
  • Jack Nitzsche— electric piano
  • Jim Messina,Carol Kaye — bass
  • George Grantham,Earl Palmer — drums
  • Merry Clayton,Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Gloria Richetta Jones, Sherlie Matthews, Gracia Nitzsche — backing vocals
  • Danny Kelly — photography
  • Ed Thrasher— album art direction
  • Roland Deihl — cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young, except where noted

  1. The Emperor of Wyoming
  2. The Loner
  3. If I Could Have Her Tonight
  4. I’ve Been Waiting for You
  5. The Old Laughing Lady
  6. String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill – Jack Nitzche
  7. Here We Are in the Years
  8. What Did You Do to My Life?
  9. I’ve Loved Her So Long
  10. The Last Trip to Tulsa

 

 

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On January 22, 1968.

Spirit first album

On January 22, 1968, “Epic” label released the self-titled, debut Spirit album.  It was recorded August – November 1967, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Jay Ferguson– lead vocals, percussion, keyboards
  • Randy California– guitars, backing vocals, bass
  • John Locke– keyboards
  • Mark Andes– bass, backing vocals
  • Ed Cassidy– drums, percussion
  • Marty Paich- string and horn arrangements
  • Corporate Head – album design
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction
  • Guy Webster – cover photo
  • Jay Thompson – back cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Fresh Garbage – Jay Ferguson
  2. Uncle Jack – Jay Ferguson
  3. Mechanical World – Mark Andes, Jay Ferguson
  4. Taurus – Randy California
  5. Girl in Your Eye – Jay Ferguson
  6. Straight Arrow = Jay Ferguson
  7. Topaga Windows – Jay Ferguson
  8. Gramophone Man – Mark Andes, Randy California, Ed Cassidy, Jay Ferguson, John Locke
  9. Water Woman – Jay Ferguson
  10. The Great Canyon Fire in General – Jay Ferguson
  11. Elijah – John Locke

 

On January 22, 1968.

Heavy

On January 22, 1968, “Atco” label released “Heavy”, the debut Iron Butterfly studio album.  It was recorded in October 1967, and was produced by Charles Greene and Brian Stone.

Personnel:

  • Darryl DeLoach- tambourine, backing and lead vocals
  • Danny Weis- guitar
  • Doug Ingle- organ, lead and backing vocals
  • Jerry Penrod- bass, backing and co-lead vocals
  • Ron Bushy- drums

Track listing:

  1. Possession – Doug Ingle
  2. Unconscious Power – Ron Bushy, Doug Ingle, Danny Weis
  3. Get Out of My Life, Woman – Allen Toussaint
  4. Gentle as It May Seem – Darryl DeLoach, Danny Weis
  5. You Can’t Win – Darryl DeLoach, Danny Weis
  6. So-Lo – Darryl DeLoach, Doug Ingle
  7. Look for the Sun – Darryl DeLoach, Doug Ingle, Danny Weis
  8. Fields of Sun – Darryl DeLoach, Doug Ingle
  9. Stamped Ideas – Darryl DeLoach, Doug Ingle
  10. Iron Butterfly Theme – Doug Ingle

 

On January 22, 1968.

Dr John Night tripper

On January 22, 1968, “Atco” label released “Gris-Gris”, the debut Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) album.  It was recorded in 1967, at the “Gold Star Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Harold Battiste. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Gris-Gris” at number 143 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Harold Battiste- arranger, bass, clarinet, percussion
  • Dr. John- vocals, keyboards, guitar, percussion
  • Richard ‘Didimus’ Washington – guitar, mandolin, percussion
  • Plas Johnson- saxophone
  • Lonnie Boulden – flute
  • Steve Mann – guitar, banjo
  • Ernest McLean- guitar, mandolin
  • Bob West – bass
  • Mo Pedido – congas
  • John Boudreaux – drums
  • Dave Dixon, Jessie Hill, Ronnie Barron- backing vocals, percussion
  • Joni Jonz, Prince Ella Johnson, Shirley Goodman, Sonny Ray Durden, Tami Lynn- backing vocals
  • Marvin Israel– design

Track listing:

  1. Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya – Dr. John Creaux
  2. Danse Kalinda Ba Doom – Dr. John Creaux and Harold Battiste
  3. Mama Roux – Dr. John and Jessie Hill
  4. Danse Fambeaux – Dr. John Creaux
  5. Croker Courtbullion – Harold Battiste
  6. Jump Sturdy – Dr. John Creaux
  7. I Walk on Guilded Splinters – Dr. John Creaux

 

On January 21, 1992.

The Acoustic Motorbike

On January 21, 1992, “Reprise Records” released “The Acoustic Motorbike”, the sixth Luka Bloom album.  It  was recorded in 1991 and was produced by  Paul Barrett.

Personnel:

  • Luka Bloom – vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrett – animal sounds, bass, keyboards, organ
  • Paul Byrne, Gerry Fehily – drums
  • Garvan Gallagher – double bass
  • Frankie Kennedy – flute
  • Christy Moore – bodhran, vocals
  • Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh – fiddle
  • Liam Ó Maonlaí – didjeridu, harmonica
  • Gerry O’Beirne – national steel guitar
  • Gerry O’Connor – banjo
  • Fiachna O’Braondin – electric guitar
  • Peter O’Toole – bass
  • Bob Riley – bodhran, drums, percussion, shaker, tambourine
  • Ed Tomney – electric guitar, bouzouki
  • Amelia Stein – photography

Track Listing

  1. Mary Watches Everything – Luka Bloom
  2. You – Luka Bloom
  3. I Believe In You – Luka Bloom
  4. I Need Love – Robert Ervin, Bobby Erving, Steve Ettinger, Darryl Pierce, David Pierce, Dwayne “Muffla” Simon, James Todd Smith
  5. Exploring the Blue – Luka Bloom
  6. This is Your Country – Luka Bloom
  7. The Acoustic Motorbike – Luka Bloom
  8. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Luka Bloom
  9. Bones – Luka Bloom
  10. Bridge of Sorrow – Luka Bloom
  11. Listen to the Hoofbeat – Luka Bloom
  12. Be Well – Luka Bloom

On January 21, 1968.

Boogie_With_Canned_Heat

On January 21, 1968, “Liberty” label released “Boogie with Canned Heat”, the second Canned Heat album. It was recorded October – November 1967, at the “Liberty Studios” and was produced by Skip Taylor and Dallas Smith.

Personnel:

  • Bob Hite– vocals
  • Alan Wilson– slide guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Henry Vestine– lead guitar
  • Larry Taylor– bass
  • Adolfo de la Parra– drums
  • Dr. John– horn arrangements, piano
  • Sunnyland Slim– piano

Track listing:

  1. Evil Woman – Larry Weiss
  2. My Crime – Canned Heat
  3. On the Road Again – Floyd Jones, Alan Wilson
  4. World in a Jug – Canned Heat
  5. Turpentine Moan – Canned Heat
  6. Whiskey Headed Woman No. 2″ – Bob Hite
  7. Amphetamine Annie – Canned Heat
  8. An Owl Song – Alan Wilson
  9. Marie Laveau – Henry Vestine
  10. Fried Hockey Boogie – Larry Taylor
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