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On January 29, 1968.

On January 29, 1968, “ABC Dunhill” label released the self-titled, debut Steppenwolf album. It was released in 1967, at “American Recording Co. Studio” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Gabriel Mekler.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– lead vocals, guitars, harmonica
  • Michael Monarch– guitars, backing vocals
  • Goldy McJohn– Hammond organ, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Rushton Moreve– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerry Edmonton– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Bill Cooper – engineer
  • Richard Podolor– engineer
  • Gary Burden– art direction, cover design
  • Tom Gundelfinger – photography
  • Henry Diltz– photography

Track listing:

  1. Sookie Sookie – Don Convay, Steve Cropper
  2. Everybody’s Next One – John Kay, Gabriel Mekler
  3. Berry Rides Again – John Kay
  4. Hootchie Kootchie Man – Willie Dixon
  5. Born to Be Wild – Mars Bonfire
  6. Your Wall’s Too High – John Kay
  7. Desperation – John Kay
  8. The Pusher – Hoyt Axton
  9. A Girl I Knew – John Kay, Morgan Cavett
  10. Take What You Need – John Kay, Gabriel Mekler
  11. The Ostrich – John Kay

In January 1968.

In January 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Mr. Shing-A-Ling”, the 29th Lou Donaldson album. It was recorded in October 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Lou Donaldson – alto saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell- trumpet
  • Lonnie Smith- organ
  • Jimmy Ponder– guitar
  • Leo Morris- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Donaldson except where noted.

  1. Ode to Billie Joe – Bobby Gentry
  2. The Humpback
  3. The Shadow of Your Smile – Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster
  4. Peepin’ – Lonnie Smith
  5. The Kid – Harold Ousley

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Verve” label released “Further Conversations with Myself”, the 33th Bill Evans album. It was recorded on August 9, 1967, at “Webster Hall” in New York City, and was produced by Helen Keane.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans- piano
  • Ray Hall – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Emily – Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer
  2. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  3. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
  4. Funny Man – Bill Evans
  5. The Shadow of Your Smile(Love Theme from “The Sandpiper”) – Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster
  6. Little Lulu – Buddy Kaye, Sidney Lippman, Fred Wise
  7. Quiet Now – Denny Zeitlin

 

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Blue Note” label released “Heads Up!”, the 14th Blue Mitchell album. It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Burt Collins- trumpet
  • Jerry Dodgion- flute, alto saxophone
  • Junior Cook- tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams- baritone saxophone
  • Julian Priester- trombone
  • McCoy Tyner- piano
  • Gene Taylor- bass
  • Al Foster- drums
  • Jimmy Heath, Melba Liston, Duke Pearson, Don Pickett – arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Blue Mitchell except where noted.

  1. Heads Up! Feet Down! – Jimmy Heath
  2. Togetherness – Jimmy Heath
  3. The Folks Who Live On the Hill – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. Good Humour Man
  5. Len Sirrah – Melba Liston
  6. The People in Nassau

On November 27, 1967.

On November 27, 1967, “Motown” label released “The Temptations in a Mellow Mood”, the sixth Temptations studio album. It was recorded 1966 – 1967, and was produced by Frank Wilson and Jeffrey Bowen.

Personnel:

  • David Ruffin– vocals
  • Eddie Kendricks– vocals
  • Paul Williams– vocals
  • Melvin Franklin– vocals
  • Otis Williams– vocals
  • Frank Wilson– executive producer
  • B. Barnum– arrangements
  • Oliver Nelson– arrangements
  • Don Costa– arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Hello Young Lovers – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. A Taste of Honey – Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott
  3. For Once in My Life – Ron Miller, Orlando Murden
  4. Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  5. Ol’ Man River – Hammerstein, Jerome Kern
  6. I’m Ready for Love – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland
  7. Try to Remember – Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt
  8. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) – Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
  9. What Now My Love? – Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Carl Sigman
  10. That’s Life – Dean Kay, Kelly Gordon
  11. With These Hands – Benny Davis, Abner Silver
  12. The Impossible Dream – Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh

 

On November 20, 1967.

On November 20, 1967, “Blue Note” label released “A New Conception”, the third Sam Rivers studio album. It was recorded on October 11, 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Sam Rivers – soprano and tenor saxophone, flute
  • Hal Galper– piano
  • Herbie Lewis– bass
  • Steve Ellington– drums

Track listing:

  1. When I Fall in Love – Heyman, Young
  2. I’ll Never Smile Again – Lowe
  3. Detour Ahead – Lou Carter, Ellis, John Freigo
  4. That’s All – Alan Brandt, Haymes
  5. What a Diff’rence a Day Made – Adams, Grever
  6. Temptation – Brown, Freed
  7. Secret Love – Fain, Webster

On November 15, 1971.

On November 15, 1971, “Shelter” label released “Asylum Choir II”, the second and final  Leon Russell and Marc Benno album. It was recorded February 1967 – April 1969, at “Skyhill Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Leon Russell and Marc Benno.

Personnel:

  • Marc Benno– vocals, guitars
  • Leon Russell– bass, guitar, keyboards, piano, vocals
  • Jesse Ed Davis– guitars
  • Chuck Blackwell– drums
  • Carl Radle– bass
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell and Marc Benno except where noted.

  1. Sweet Home Chicago
  2. Down on the Base
  3. Hello, Little Friend – Leon Russell
  4. Salty Candy
  5. Tryin’ to Stay ‘Live
  6. Intro to Rita
  7. Straight Brother
  8. Learn How to Boogie
  9. Ballad for a Soldier – Leon Russell
  10. When You Wish upon a Fag – Leon Russell
  11. Lady in Waiting – Leon Russell