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In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Expansions”, the tenth McCoy Tyner album. It was recorded in August 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Duke Pearson.

Personnel:

  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Gary Bartz – alto saxophone, wooden flute
  •  Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Ron Carter – cello
  • Herbie Lewis – bass
  • Freddie Waits – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by McCoy Tyner, except where noted.

  1. Vision
  2. Song of Happiness
  3. Smitty’s Place
  4. Peresina
  5. I Thought I’d Let You Know – Cal Massey

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Track” label released the self-titled, debut Crazy World of Arthur Brown (The) debut studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Kit Lambert.

Personnel:

  • Arthur Brown – vocals
  • Vincent Crane – keyboards, vibes, arrangements, orchestration
  • Nick Greenwood – bass guitar
  • Drachen Theaker – drums
  • John Marshall – drums
  • David King – design
  • David Montgomery – photography
  • Pete Townshend – associate producer

Track listing:

  1. Prelude/Nightmare – Arthur Brown
  2. Fanfare/Fire Poem – Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane
  3. Fire – Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane, Mike Finesilver, Peter Ker
  4. Come and Buy – Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane
  5. Time/Confusion – Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane
  6. I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  7. Spontaneous Apple Creation – Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane
  8. Rest Cure – Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane
  9. I’ve Got Money – James Brown
  10. Child of My Kingdom – Arthur Brown, Vincent Crane

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Serenade to a Soul Sister”, the 16th Horace Silver album. It was recorded February – March 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Horace Silver – piano
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Tolliver – trumpet
  • Bob Cranshaw – bass, electric bass
  • John Williams – bass
  • Mickey Roker – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums, photography
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Horace Silver.

  1. Psychedelic Sally
  2. Serenade to a Soul Sister
  3. Rain Dance
  4. Jungle Juice
  5. Kindred Spirits
  6. Next Time I Fall in Love

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Stax” label released “Home”, the debut Delaney & Bonnie album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Don Nix and Donald “Duck” Dunn.

Personnel:

  • Delaney Bramlett – vocals, guitar
  • Bonnie Bramlett – vocals
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Leon Russell – keyboards
  • Booker T. Jones – keyboards
  • Isaac Hayes – vocals, keyboards
  • Donald Dunn – bass
  • Carl Radle – bass
  • Al Jackson Jr. – drums
  • Jimmy Karstein – percussion
  • The Memphis Horns :
  • Andrew Love – tenor saxophone
  • Ed Logan – tenor saxophone
  • Jim Terry – saxophone
  • Joe Arnold – saxophone
  • Dick Steff – trumpet
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
  • Jay Pruitt – trumpet
  • John Davis – trumpet
  • Ben Cauley – trumpet
  • William Bell – vocals
  • Phil Forrest – vocals
  • Ron Capone – engineer
  • Jamie Putman – art direction
  • Tom Wilkes – design
  • Barry Feinstein – photography
  • Michael Point – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. It’s Been a Long Time Coming – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett
  2. A Right Now Love – Bonnie Bramlett, Homer Banks
  3. We Can Love – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  4. My Baby Specializes – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  5. Everybody Loves a Winner – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  6. Things Get Better – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wayne Jackson
  7. Just Plain Beautiful – Steve Cropper, Bettye Crutcher
  8. Hard to Say Goodbye – Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle
  9. Pour Your Love on Me – Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett
  10. Piece of My Heart – Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Motor-Cycle”. the debut album Lotti Golden studio album. It was recorded in 1968, at “Atlantic Studios”, “Sound Center”, “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Crewe.

Personnel:

  • Lotti Golden – vocal
  • Billy Suyker, Charley Macey, Everett Barskdale, Hugh McCracken, Ralph Cassales, Vinnie Bell – guitar
  • Ernie Hayes – piano, organ
  • Everett Barksdale, Lou Mauro – bass
  • Bobby Gregg, Buddy Saltzman, Herb Lovelle – drums
  • Jack Jennings, Joie Venuto – percussion
  • Joe Grimm – saxophone
  • Alan Raph – trombone
  • Ernie Royal – trumpet
  • Charles Fox – arrangements
  • Bob Crewe – directed by, arrangements
  • Angel Sandoval – engineer
  • Joe Venneri – mixing
  • Dennis King – mastering
  • Marvin Israel – design
  • Bob Gruen – photography
  • Ellen Blume – photography
  • Stephen Paley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lotti Golden, except where noted.

  1. Motor-cycle Michael
  2. Gonna Fay’s
  3. A Lot Like Lucifer (Celia Said Long Time Loser)
  4. The Space Queens (Silky is Sad)
  5. Who Are Your Friends – Lotti Golden, Bob Crewe
  6. Get Together (With Yourself)
  7. You Can Find Him

In May 1968.

In May 1968, “Cadet” label released “The Bright, the Blue and the Beautiful”, the 24th Ahmad Jamal album. It was recorded in February 1968, at “Fine Recording Studios” in New York, and was produced by Richard Evans.

Personnel:

  • Ahmad Jamal – piano
  • Jamil Sulieman – bass
  • Frank Gant – drums
  • The Howard Roberts Choir – vocals
  • Hale Smith – conductor

Track listing:

  1. Wild Is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  2. Ballad for Beverly – Bob Williams
  3. Of Bass I Love – Ahmad Jamal, Jamil Sulieman
  4. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  5. I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free) – Billy Taylor, Dick Dallas
  6. At Long Last Love – Cole Porter
  7. Never Let Me Go – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
  8. Gypsies in the Wind – Bob Williams
  9. Lover Man – Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, James Sherman
  10. By Myself – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz

In April 1969.

In April 1969, “Fontana” label released “Faintly Blowing”, the second Kaleidoscope studio album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, and was produced by Dick Leahy.

Personnel:

  • Peter Daltrey – vocals, keyboards
  • Eddy Pumer – guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Clark – bass, flute
  • Dan Bridgman – drums, percussion

Track listing:

All lyrics by Peter Daltrey, all music by Eddy Pumer.  

  1. Faintly Blowing
  2. Poem
  3. Snapdragon
  4. Story from Tom Bitz
  5. (Love Song) for Annie
  6. If You So Wish
  7. Opinion
  8. Bless the Executioner
  9. Black Fjord
  10. Feathered Tiger
  11. I’ll Kiss You Once
  12. Music

In March 1968.

In March 1968, “King” label released “I Can’t Stand Myself When You Touch Me”, the eighteenth James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – lead vocal

The Dapps:

  • Tim Hedding – organ
  • “Fat Eddie” Setser – guitar
  • Tim Drummond – bass
  • William “Beau Dollar” Bowman – drums

Track listing:

  1. I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) Pt. 1 – James Brown
  2. There Was a Time – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  3. Get It Together Pt. 1 – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Alfred Ellis
  4. Baby, Baby, Baby – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, James Crawford
  5. Time After Time – Jyle Styne, Sammy Cahn
  6. The Soul of J.B. – James Brown, Bud Hodgood, Gladys Knochelman
  7. I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) Pt. 2 – James Brown
  8. Get It Together Pt. 2 – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Alfred Ellis
  9. Why Did You Take Your Love Away from Me – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  10. Need Your Love So Bad – Little Willie John
  11. You’ve Got to Change Your Mind – James Brown, Bobby Bird, Gene Redd, Ron Lenhoff
  12. Funky Soul #1 – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, James Crawford

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Impulse!” label released “A Monastic Trio”, the first Alice Coltrane album. It was recorded January – June 1968, at John Coltrane home studio in Dix Hills, New York, and was produced by Alice Coltrane. The album is a tribute to her husband, John Coltrane, who had died the year before.

Track listing:

  • Alice Coltrane – harp, piano
  • Pharoah Sanders — tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
  • Jimmy Garrison — bass
  • Ben Riley — drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Alice Coltrane.

  1. Ohnedaruth
  2. Gospel Trane
  3. I Want to See You
  4. Lovely Sky Boat
  5. Oceanic Beloved
  6. Atomic Peace

On December 8, 1968.

On December 8, 1968, “Motown” label released “For Once in My Life”, the ninth studio and the tenth overall Stevie Wonder album. It was recorded December 1967 – August 1968, at “Hitsville U.S.A.” in Detroit, and was produced by Stevoe Wonder, Henry Cosby and Don Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Stevie Wonder – vocals, harmonica, piano, organ, clavinet, drums, percussion
  • Robert White – guitar
  • Earl Van Dyke – piano
  • James Jamerson – bass
  • Uriel Jones – drums
  • The Funk Brothers – various instruments
  • The Originals – backing vocals
  • The Andantes – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. For Once in My Life – Ron Miller, Orlando Murden
  2. Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day – Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  3. You Met Your Match – Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Wonder
  4. I Wanna Make Her Love Me – Henry Cosby, Don Hardaway, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  5. I’m More Than Happy (I’m Satisfied) – Henry Cosby, Cameron Grant, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  6. I Don’t Know Why – Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Paul Riser, Stevie Wonder
  7. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  8. I’d Be a Fool Right Now – Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  9. Ain’t No Lovin’ – Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Paul Riser, Stevie Wonder
  10. God Bless the Child – Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday
  11. Do I Love Her – Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy
  12. The House on the Hill – Lawrence Brown, Berry Gordy, Allen Story