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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

On July 30, 1968.

On July 30, 1968, “Atco” label released “Last Time Around”, the third and final Buffalo Springfield studio album. It was recorded February 1967 – April 1968, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles,”Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Richie Furay– vocals, guitar
  • Dewey Martin- drums
  • Jim Messina– vocals, bass
  • Stephen Stills– lead and background vocals, guitar, piano, B3 organ, bass, clavinet, vibes, percussion, handclaps
  • Neil Young– lead and background vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Bruce Palmer– bass
  • Jim Fielder– bass
  • Buddy Miles– drums
  • Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Gary Marker: bass
  • Jeremy Stuart – harpsichord, calliope, bells
  • Rusty Young- pedal steel guitar
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Adrian Barber, Phil Iehle, Jim Messina – engineer

Track listing:

  1. On the Way Home – Neil Young
  2. It’s So Hard to Wait – Richie Furay, Neil Young
  3. Pretty Girl Why – Stephen Stills
  4. Four Days Gone – Stephen Stills
  5. Carefree Country Day – Jim Messina
  6. Special Care – Stephen Stills
  7. The Hour of Not Quite Rain – Callen, Richie Furay
  8. Questions – Stephen Stills
  9. I Am a Child – Neil Young
  10. Merry-Go-Round – Richie Furay
  11. Uno Mundo – Stephen Stills
  12. Kind Woman – Richie Furay

 

 

On July 3, 1968.

On July 3, 1968, “Columbia” label released “Present Tense”, the debut Sagittarius  album. It was recorded 1967 – 1968, and was produced by Gary Usher and Curt Boettcher.

Personnel:

  • Glen Campbell – guitar
  • Bruce Johnston – vocals
  • Terry Melcher – vocals
  • Gary Usher – vocals, arranger
  • Curt Boettcher – vocals, arranger
  • Keith Olsen – arranger
  • Roy Halee – engineer
  • Tom May – engineer
  • Bob Irwin – mixing, mastering
  • Tom Wilkes – cover art, design
  • Andy Morten – artwork, design
  • Janet Atkins – design
  • Joe Foster – linear notes
  • Dawn Eden – linear notes, photography
  • Clark Besch – photography
  • Steve Besch – photography
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

  1. Another Time – Curt Boettcher
  2. Song to the Magic Frog (Will You Ever Know) – Curt Boettcher, O’Malley
  3. You Know I’ve Found a Way – Curt Boettcher, Mallory
  4. The Keeper of the Games – Curt Boettcher
  5. Glass – Marks, Sheldon
  6. Would You like to Go – Alexander, Curt Boettcher
  7. My World Fell Down – Carter/Stephens
  8. Hotel Indiscreet – Gordon, Griffin
  9. I’m Not Living Here – Curt Boettcher
  10. Musty Dusty – Curt Boettcher
  11. The Truth Is Not Real – Gary Usher

 

On June 28, 1968.

On June 28, 1968, “Fontana” label released “Mighty Garvey!”, the fifth and final Manfred Mann studio album. It was recorded 1967 – 1968, and was produced by Manfred Mann.

Personnel:

  • Manfred Mann– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tom McGuinness– guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike d’Abo– lead vocals
  • Mike Hugg– drums and percussion
  • Klaus Voormann– bass, woodwind, backing vocals
  • Derek Wadsworth– trombone
  • Keith Altham – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Happy Families – Mike d’Abo
  2. No Better, No Worse – Mike d’Abo
  3. Every Day Another Hair Turns Grey – Mike Hugg
  4. Country Dancing – Mike d’Abo
  5. It’s So Easy Falling – Mike Hugg
  6. Happy Families – Mike d’Abo
  7. Mighty Quinn – Bob Dylan
  8. Big Betty – Huddie Ledbetter
  9. The Vicar’s Daughter – Mike d’Abo
  10. Each and Every Day – Mike Hugg
  11. Cubist Town – Tom McGuinness, Charles Perrot
  12. Ha! Ha! Said the Clown – Tony Hazzard
  13. Harry the One-Man Band – Mike Hugg
  14. Happy families – Mike d’Abo

In February 1969.

In February 1969, “Kapp” label released “Contact”, the second Silver Apples studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Simeon Coxe III, Danny Taylor and Barry Bryan. “Pan Am Airlines” generated a lawsuit against the band, concerning the album cover an inner artwork (cover showing Silver Apples in a plane cockpit with drug paraphernalia, and the inner artwork showing the band among plane wreckage playing banjos). The resulting lawsuit led to the breakup of the band. Magazine “The Wire” placed “Contact” in its list of the “One Hundred Records That Set the World on Fire (While No One Was Listening

Personnel:

  • Danny Taylor – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Simeon Coxe III – vocals, oscillators, banjo
  • Jack Hunt – engineering
  • Charlie Silver – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Simeon Coxe III and Danny Taylor, except where noted.

  1. You and I
  2. Water
  3. Ruby – Joy May Creasy, Simeon Coxe III, Danny Taylor
  4. Gypsy Love – Simeon Coxe III, Stanley Warren, Danny Taylor
  5. You’re Not Foolin’ Me
  6. I Have Known Love – Eileen Lewellen, Simeon Coxe III, Danny Taylor
  7. A Pox On You
  8. Confusion
  9. Fantasies

In February 1969.

In February 1969, “Columbia” label released “I Stand Alone”, the debut Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Al Kooper.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper – vocals, piano, organ, ondioline, guitars, orchestrations
  • Wayne Moss– guitar
  • Jerry Kennedy– guitar
  • “Big” Charlie Daniels– guitar
  • Charlie McCoy– electric bass, orchestrations
  • Ken Buttrey– drums
  • The Blossoms– backing vocal
  • Charlie Calello– orchestrations
  • Don Ellis– orchestrations
  • Jimmy Wisner– orchestrations
  • Brian Ross-Myring, Charlie Bragg, Don Puluse, Fred Catero, Glen Kolotkin, Neil Wilburn – engineers

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Kooper, except where noted.

  1. Overture
  2. I Stand Alone
  3. Camille – Al Kooper, Tony Powers
  4. One – Harry Nilsson
  5. Coloured Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. Soft Landing on the Moon
  7. I Can Love a Woman
  8. Blue Moon of Kentucky – Bill Monroe
  9. Toe Hold – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  10. Right Now for You
  11. Hey, Western Union Man – Jerry Butler, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
  12. Song and Dance for the Unborn, Frightened Child