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Etta James: Call My Name

On January 27, 1967, “Cadet” label released “Call My Name”, the sixth Etta James studio album. It was recorded in December 1966, at “Ter Mar Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Leonard Chess.

Personnel:

  • Etta James – vocal
  • Doug Brand – engineer
  • Don S. Bronstein – design photography
  • Bob Terry – sleeve notes

Track listing:

  1. Happiness – Vee Pea Smith, Morris Dollison
  2. That’s All I Want from You – M. Rotha
  3. Have a Little Faith in Me – Monk Higgins, Joyce Wrencher
  4. I’m So Glad (I Found Love in You) – Vee Pea Smith, Morris Dollison
  5. You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell
  6. It Must Be Your Love – Monk Higgins, Chuck Bernard, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  7. 842-3089 (Call My Name) – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  8. Don’t Pick Me for Your Fool – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  9. I Prefer You – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison
  10. Nobody Loves Me – Monk Higgins, Joyce Wrencher
  11. It’s All Right – Curtis Mayfield
  12. Nobody Like You – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison

The Isley Brothers: Soul on the Rocks

On January 24, 1967, “Tamla” label released “Soul on the Rocks”, the fifth studio album by Isley Brothers (The). It was recorded in 1966, at “Studio A”, Hitsville, Detroit, and was produced by Norman Whitfield, Smokey Robinson and Ivy Jo Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Ronald Isley – vocals
  • Rudolph Isley – vocals
  • O’Kelly Isley Jr. – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Got to have You Back – Ivy Jo Hunter, Leon ware, Stephen Bowden
  2. That’s the Way Love Is – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  3. Whispers (Getting’ Louder) – David Scott, Barbara Acklin
  4. Tell Me It’s Just a Rumor baby – Harvey Fugua, Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock
  5. One Too Many Heartaches – Ivy Jo Hunter
  6. It’s Out of the Question – William “Smokey” Robinson, Berry Gordy
  7. Why When Love Is Gone – Ivy Jo Hunter
  8. Save Me from This Misery – Norman Whitfield, Roger Penzabene, Stephen Bowden
  9. Little Miss Sweetness – William “Smokey” Robinson
  10. Good Things – Robert Bruce, Leroy Kirkland
  11. Catching Up on Time – Clarence Paul, Leon Ware, Morris Broadnax
  12. Behind a Painted Smile – Ivy Jo Hunter, Beatrice Verdi

The Three Sounds: Vibrations

In January 1967, “Blue Note” label released “Vibrations”, the 25th Three Sounds (The) album. It was recorded in October 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Personnel:

  • Gene Harris – piano, organ
  • Andrew Simpkins – bass
  • Kalil Madi – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording
  • Reid Miles – design, photography
  • Leonard Feather – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. The Frown – Gene Harris
  2. Fever – Eddie Cooley, Otis Blackwell
  3. Let’s Go Get Stoned – Joey Armstead, Nicholas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
  4. Something You Got – Chris Kenner
  5. Yeh Yeh – Rogers Grant, Pat Patrick
  6. It Was a Very Good Year – Ervin Drake
  7. The Lamp Is Low – Peter de Rose, Bert Shefter
  8. Yours Is My Heart Alone – Ludwig Herzer, Franz Lehár, Fritz Löhner-Beda
  9. Django – John Lewis
  10. Charade – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer

Roy Orbison: Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson

In January 1967, “MGM” label released “Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson”, the tenth Roy Orbison album. It was recorded June – October 1966, and was produced by Wesley Rise and Jim Vienneau.

Personnel:

  • Roy Orbison – vocal
  • Bill McElhiney – arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Gibson.

  1. (I’d Be) A Legend in My Time
  2. (Yes) I’m Hurting
  3. The Same Street
  4. Far, Far Away
  5. Bug Hearted Me
  6. Sweet Dreams
  7. Oh, Such a Stranger
  8. Blue Blue Day
  9. What About Me?
  10. Give Myself a Party
  11. Too Soon to Know
  12. Lonesome Numner One

Richie Havens: Mixed Bag

In December 1966, “Verve” label released “Mixed Bag”, the debut Richie Havens studio album. It was recorded July – September 1966, and was produced by John Court.

Personnel:

  • Richie Havens – vocals, guitar, sitar
  • Paul Harris – organ, piano, keyboards
  • Paul “Dino” Williams – acoustic guitar
  • Howard Collins – guitar
  • Joe Price – tabla
  • Harvey Brooks – bass
  • Bill LaVorgna – drums
  • Bruce Langhorne – arrangements
  • Felix Pappalardi – arrangements
  • Val Valentin – director of engineering
  • Barry Feinstein – cover photography
  • Jerry Schoenbaum – production supervisor

Track listing:

  1. High Flyin’ Bird – Billy Edd Wheeler
  2. I Can’t Make It Anymore – Gordon Lightfoot
  3. Morning, Morning – Tuli Kupferberg
  4. Adam – Richie Havens
  5. Follow – Jerry Merrick
  6. Three Day Eternity – Richie Havens
  7. Sandy – Jean Pierre Cousineau
  8. Handsome Johnny – Louis Gossett Jr., Richie Havens
  9. San Francisco Bay Blues – Jesse Fuller
  10. Just Like a Woman – Bob Dylan
  11. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Tages!: Extra Extra

On November 28, 1966, “Platina” label released “Extra Extra”, the third Tages! studio album. It was recorded in November 1966, at “Europafilm Studios” in Stockholm, Sweden, and was produced by Anders Henriksson, Björn Almstedt, Göran Lagerberg, Tommy Blom, Anders Töpel, Danne Larsson and Tommy Tausis.

Personnel:

  • Göran Lagerberg – vocals, bass guitar
  • Danne Larsson – vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards
  • Anders Töpel – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Tommy Tausis – vocals, drums
  • Tommy Blom – vocals, percussion
  • Anders “Henkan” Henriksson – vocals, keyboards
  • Lasse Samuelsson’s Orchestra – wind instruments

Track listing:

  1. Mohair Sam – Dallas Frazier
  2. Secret Room – Tommy Blom
  3. Gone Too Far – Göran Lagerberg
  4. Get Up An’ Get Goin’ – Anders Henriksson, Thorstein Bergman
  5. Mustang Sally – Bonny “Mack” Rice
  6. Howlin’ for My Baby – Chester Burnett, Willie Dixon
  7. Friday on My Mind – George Young, Harry Vanda
  8. True Fine Woman – Göran Lagerberg
  9. Ride Your Pony – Naomi Neville
  10. One Red, One Yellow, One Blue – Tommy Blom, Anders Töpel
  11. Understanding – Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane
  12. Extra – Anders Henriksson, Danne Larsson

Joan Baez: Noël

On November 21, 1966, “Vanguard” label released “Noël”, the sixth Joan Baez studio album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Maynard Solomon.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • Peter Schickele – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Come, O Come, Emmanuel – traditional
  2. Coventry Carol – traditional
  3. Good King Wenceslas – traditional
  4. The Little Drummer Boy – Katherine Kennicott Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone
  5. I Wonder as I Wander – John Jacob Niles
  6. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella – traditional
  7. Down in Yon Forest – traditional
  8. The Carol of the Birds – traditional
  9. Angels We Have Heard on High – traditional
  10. Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
  11. Mary’s Wandering – traditional
  12. Deck the Halls – traditional
  13. Away in a Manger – James Ramsey Murray
  14. Adeste Fideles – traditional
  15. Cantique de Noël – Adolphe Adam
  16. What Child Is This – traditional
  17. Silent Night – Franz Xaver Gruber

Johnny Cash: Happiness Is You

On October 10, 1966, “Columbia” label released “Happiness Is You”, the 24th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded June 1962 – December 1965, and was produced by Don Law and Frank Jones.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Luther Perkins – guitar
  • Norman Blake – guitar, dobro
  • Bob Johnson – guitar, flute
  • Bill Pursell – piano
  • Maybelle Carter – autoharp
  • Marshall Grant – bass
  • W.S. Holland – drums
  • The Carter Family, The Statler Brothers – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Happiness Is You – Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash
  2. Guess Things Happen That Way – Jake Clement
  3. Ancient History – Wayne P. Walker, Irene Stanton
  4. You Comb Her Hair – Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran
  5. She Came from the Mountain – Peter La Farge
  6. For Lovin’ Me – Gordon Lightfoot
  7. No One Will Ever Know – Fred Rose, Mel Force
  8. Is This My Destiny – Helen Carter
  9. A Wound Time Can’t Erase – Bill D. Johnson
  10. Happy to Be with You – Merle Kilgore, June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash
  11.  Wabash Cannonball – A.P. Carter

The Association: And Then…Along Comes

In July 1966, “Valiant Records” label released “And Then… Along Comes”, the debut Association (The) album. It was recorded March – May 1966, at “Homewood Studios”, “GSP Studios” and “Columbia Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Curt Boettcher.

Personnel:

  • Terry Kirkman – vocals, wind instruments, percussion
  • Jules Alexander – vocals, lead guitar
  • Jim Yester – vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Russ Giguere – vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion
  • Brian Cole – bass, vocals, woodwinds
  • Ted Bluechel, Jr. – vocals, drums, rhythm guitar, bass
  • Mike Deasy, Lee Mallory, Ben Benay – guitars
  • Jim Henderson – piano
  • Jerry Scheff – bass guitar
  • Jim Troxel – drums
  • Doug Rhodes or Butch Parker – celesta
  • Toxey French – vibraphone
  • Curt Boettcher – backing vocals
  • Gary Paxton, Pete Romano – engineer
  • Peter Whorf Graphics – design
  • Fred Poore – photography
  • Phyllis Burgess – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Enter the Young – Terry Kirkman
  2. Your Own Love – Jules Alexander, Jim Yester
  3. Don’t Blame It on Me – Don Addrisi, Dick Addrisi
  4. Blistered – Billy Ed Wheeler
  5. Along Comes Mary – Tandyn Almer
  6. Cherish – Terry Kirkman
  7. Standing Still – Ted Bluechel
  8. Message of Our Love – Tandyn Almer, Curt Boettcher
  9. Round Again – Jules Alexander
  10. Remember – Jules Alexander
  11. Changes – Jules Alexander

Marvin Gaye: Moods of Marvin Gaye

On May 23, 1966, “Tamla” label released “Moods of Marvin Gaye”, the seventh Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded 1965 – 1966, at “Hitsville” in Detroit, US, and was produced by Smokey Robinson, Brian Holland, Clarence Paul and Lamont Dozier.

Personnel:

  • Marvin Gaye – lead vocals
  • Marv Tarplin – guitar
  • The Funk Brothers – instrumentation
  • The Andantes – backing vocals
  • The Miracles – backing vocals
  • The Spinners – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Be Doggone – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarpin
  2. Little Darling (I Need You) – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  3. Take This Heart of Mine – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin
  4. Hey Diddle Diddle – Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fugua, Marvin Gaye
  5. One More Heartache – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Tarplin, Ronald White
  6. Ain’t That Peculiar – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Tarplin
  7. Night Life – Walt Breeland, Paul Buskrik, Willie Nelson
  8. You’ve Been a Long Time Coming – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  9. Your Unchanging Love – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  10. You’re the One for Me – Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder
  11. I Worry ‘Bout You – Norman Mapp
  12. One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer