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In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Spin” label released “Spicks and Specks”, the second Bee Gees studio album. It was recorded April – June 1966, at “St. Clair Studios” in Hurstville, and was produced by Nat Kipner.

Personnel:

  • Barry Gibb– lead, harmony and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Robin Gibb– lead, harmony and backing vocals, harmonica
  • Maurice Gibb– lead, harmony and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, piano
  • John Robinson – bass guitar
  • Steve Kipner– harmony and backing vocals
  • Colin Petersen, Russell Barnsley – drums
  • Geoff Grant – trumpet
  • Ossie Byrne– sound engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Barry Gibb except where noted.

  1. Monday’s Rain
  2. How Many Birds
  3. Playdown
  4. Second Hand People
  5. I Don’t Know Why I Bother With Myself – Robin Gibb
  6. Big Chance
  7. Spicks and Specks
  8. Jingle Jangle
  9. Tint of Blue – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  10. Where Are You – Maurice Gibb
  11. Born a Man
  12. Glass House – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
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On October 15, 1966.

On October 15, 1966, “Stax” label released “Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul”, the fifth Otis Redding studio album, and his last solo studio album released before his death. It was recorded May – September 1966, and was produced by Jim Stewart, Booker T. & the MG’s, Isaac Hayes and David Porter.

Personnel:

  • Otis Redding – vocals
  • Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes- keyboards, piano, organ
  • Steve Cropper– guitar
  • Donald Dunn– bass guitar
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson, Sammy Coleman, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trumpet
  • Gil Caple, Andrew Love, Joe Arnold – tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman– baritone saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  2. I’m Sick Y’all – Steve Cropper, David Porter, Otis Redding
  3. Tennessee Waltz – Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart
  4. Sweet Lorene – Isaac Hayes, Alvertis Isbell, Otis Redding
  5. Try a Little Tenderness – Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods
  6. Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. My Lover’s Prayer – Otis Redding
  8. She Put the Hurt on Me – Otis Redding
  9. Ton of Joy – Otis Redding
  10. You’re Still My Baby – Chuck Willis
  11. Hawg for You – Otis Redding
  12. Love Have Mercy – Isaac Hayes, David Porter

In April 1967.

In April 1967, “Verve Forecast” label released “Tim Hardin 2”, the second Tim Hardin studio album. It was recorded November 1964 – August 1966, and was produced by Charles Koppelman and Don Rubin

Personnel:

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Don Peake – arranger
  • David Cohen – finger picking acoustic guitar
  • Jerry Schoenbaum – production supervision
  • Val Valentin– director of engineering
  • Engineered by Doc Siegel
  • David Krieger – cover design
  • Marshall Harmon – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hardin.

  1. If I Were a Carpenter
  2. Red Balloon
  3. Black Sheep Boy
  4. The Lady Came from Baltimore
  5. Baby Close Its Eyes
  6. You Upset the Grace of Living When You Lie
  7. Speak Like a Child
  8. See Where You Are and Get Out
  9. It’s Hard to Believe in Love for Long
  10. Tribute to Hank Williams

On April 7, 2017.

On April 7, 2017, “Modern Harmonic” label released “Thunder of the Gods”, album by Sun Ra and His Arkestra, featuring unreleased live and studio tracks. It was recorded 1966 – 1971, at “Slug’s Saloon” in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Sun Ra– Moog, Intergalactic space organ, Lightening drum, strings
  • Marshall Allen– alto saxophone, oboe, piccolo flute, strings
  • Ronnie Boykins– bass, viola, dutar
  • Robert Cummings – strings
  • Danny Davis – alto saxophone, clarinet, strings
  • Akh Tal Ebar, Kwami Hadi – trumpet
  • John Gilmore– tenor saxophone, strings
  • Ali Hassan – trombone, strings
  • Lex Humphries– drums
  • James Jacson – oboe, flute, log drums, strings
  • Clifford Jarvis– percussion
  • Art Jenkins, Carl Nimrod – strings
  • Eloe Omoe – bass clarinet, strings
  • Pat Patrick– baritone saxophone, strings
  • Danny Ray Thompson – baritone saxophone, flute
  • Charles Stevens – trombone
  • June Tyson– vocals
  • Alzo Wright – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Sun Ra

  1. Calling Planet Earth – We’ll Wait for You
  2. Moonshots Across the Sky
  3. Thunder of the Gods

In March 1967.

In March 1967, “MGM” label released “Eric Is Here”, album by Eric Burdon & The Animals. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Tom Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon- vocals
  • Barry Jenkins- drums
  • The Horace Ott and Benny Golson Orchestras
  • Val Valentin– direction
  • Benny Golson– arranger, conductor
  • Horace Ott– arranger, conductor
  • Nancy Reiner- cover art
  • Acy Lehman- cover design
  • Bill McMeehan- recording engineer
  • Gene Radice- sound mixer

Track listing:

  1. In the Night – Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart
  2. Mama Told Me Not to Come – Randy Newman
  3. I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today – Randy Newman
  4. This Side of Goodbye – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. That Ain’t Where It’s At – Martin Siegel
  6. True Love (Comes Only Once in a Lifetime) – Bob Haley, Nevel Nader
  7. Help Me Girl – Scott English, Larry Weiss
  8. Wait Till Next Year – Randy Newman
  9. Losin’ Control – Carl D’Errico, Roger Atkins
  10. It’s Not Easy – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  11. The Biggest Bundle of Them All – Ritchie Cordell, Sol Trimachi
  12. It’s Been a Long Time Comin’ – Jimmy Radcliffe, Joey Brooks

In March 1967.

In March 1967, “Epic” label released “Mellow Yellow”, the fourth Donovan album.  It was recorded September – October 1966, at “Abbey Road Studio” and “Landsowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Mickie Most.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • John Cameron – piano, harpsichord, organ, celesta, arrangements
  • John Paul Jones– bass, arrangement
  • Danny Thompson– bass
  • Spike Heatley– bass
  • Phil Seamon, Bobby Orr– drums
  • John McLaughlin, Joe Moretti – rhythm guitar
  • Danny Moss, Ronnie Ross– saxophone
  • Big Jim Sullivan, Eric Ford – electric guitar
  • Shawn Phillips– sitar
  • Pat Halling – violin
  • Harold McNair – flute

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch. .

  1. Mellow Yellow
  2. Writer in the Sun
  3. Sand and Foam
  4. The Observation
  5. Bleak City Woman
  6. House of Jansch
  7. Young Girl Blues
  8. Museum
  9. Hampstead Incident
  10. Sunny South Kensington

In March 1966.

In March 1966, “ESP-Disc” label released the debut, self-titled Fugs album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Ed Sanders and Richard Alderson.

Personnel:

  • John Anderson – bass guitar, vocals
  • Lee Crabtree – piano, celeste, bells
  • Pete Kearney – guitar
  • Betsy Klein – vocals
  • Tuli Kupferberg– maracas, tambourine, vocals
  • Vinny Leary – bass, guitar
  • Ed Sanders– vocals
  • Ken Weaver– conga, drums, vocals
  • Richard Alderson – engineer
  • Bill Beckman – cover design
  • Allen Ginsberg– liner notes
  • Jim Nelson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Frenzy – Ed Sanders
  2. I Want to Know – Charles Olson, Ed Sanders
  3. Skin Flowers – Pete Kearney, Ed Sanders
  4. Group Grope – Ed Sanders
  5. Coming Down – Ed Sanders
  6. Dirty Old Man – Goldbart, Ed Sanders
  7. Kill for Peace – Tuli Kupferberg
  8. Morning, Morning – Tuli Kupferberg
  9. Doin’ All Right – Richard Alderson, Ted Berrigan, Lee Crabtree
  10. Virgin Forest – Richard Alderson, Lee Crabtree, Ed Sanders