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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
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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

 

In February 1968.

In February 1968, “Parlaphone” label released the self-titled, debut Tomorrow album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Mark P. Wirtz.

Personnel:

  • Keith West– vocals
  • Steve Howe– guitar
  • John “Junior” Wood– bass
  • John “Twink” Alder– percussion
  • Mark P. Wirtz– keyboard
  • Geoff Emerick, Peter Bown – engineer

Track listing:

  1. My White Bicycle – Keith West, Ken Burgess
  2. Colonel Brown – Keith West , Ken Burgess
  3. Real Life Permanent Dream – Keith West
  4. Shy Boy – Keith West, Ken Burgess
  5. Revolution – Keith West , Steve Howe
  6. The Incredible Journey of Timothy Chase – Keith West
  7. Auntie Mary’s Dress Shop – Keith West, Ken Burgess
  8. Strawberry Fields Forever – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. Three Jolly Little Dwarfs – Keith West, Ken Burgess
  10. Now Your Time Has Come – Keith West
  11. Hallucinations – Keith West, Ken Burgess

In February 1968.

In February 1968, “Enterprise” and “Atlantic” labels released “Presenting Isaac Hayes”, the debut Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded in January 1968, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Alvertis Isbell, Al Jackson, Jr. and Donald “Duck” Dunn.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Hayes- vocals, piano
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass guitar
  • Al Jackson Jr.- drums
  • Arif Mardin, Steve Cropper– mixing
  • Alvertis Isbell– supervision
  • Bill Kington, API Photographers – photography
  • Loring Eutemey – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Precious, Precious – Isaac Hayes
  2. When I Fall in Love – Edward Heyman, Victor Young
  3. Medley: I Just Want to Make Love to You / Rock Me Baby – Willie Dixon, Riley B. King, Joe Josea
  4. Medley: I’m Going to Chicago Blues / Misty – Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke
  5. You Don’t Know Like I Know – Isaac Hayes, David Porter

On January 17, 1969.

On January 17, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Soul ’69”, the fourteen Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April 17–18 and September 24, 1968, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Junior Mance– piano
  • Spooner Oldham– organ
  • Joe Zawinul– organ, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass guitar
  • Bruno Carr – drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Jack Jennings – vibraphone
  • Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales – percussion
  • David Newman– tenor saxophone, flute
  • King Curtis, Seldon Powell– tenor saxophone
  • George Dorsey, Frank Wess– alto saxophone
  • Pepper Adams– baritone saxophone
  • Joe Newman, Bernie Glow, Richard Williams, Snook Young,  Ernie Royal– trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Benny Powell, Thomas Mitchell – trombone
  • Evelyn Greene, Wyline Ivy – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Ramblin’ – Big Maybelle
  2. Today I Sing the Blues – Curtis Reginald Lewis
  3. River’s Invitation – Percy Mayfield
  4. Pitiful – Rosie Marie McCoy, Charlie Singleton
  5. Crazy He Calls Me – Bob Russell, Carl Sigman
  6. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke
  7. Tracks of My Tears – Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin
  8. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody – Rudy Clark
  9. Gentle on My Mind – John Hartford
  10. So Long – Russ Morgan, Remus Harris, Irving Melsher
  11. I’ll Never Be Free – Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss
  12. Elusive Butterfly – Bob Lind

In January 1969.

In January 1969, “Transatlantic” label released “Birthday Blues”, the sixth Bert Jansch album. It was recorded October – November 1968, at “IBC Studios” in London, and was produced by Shel Talmy.

Personnel:

  • Bert Jansch – vocals, guitars
  • Danny Thompson- bass
  • Terry Cox- drums
  • Ray Warleigh- alto saxophone, flute
  • Duffy Power– harmonica
  • Damon Lyon-Shaw – engineer
  • Hans Feurer- cover photography
  • Heather Jansch – cover design
  • Gordon House – graphics

Track listing:

All tracks by Bert Jansch except where noted.

  1. Come Sing Me a Happy Song to Prove We All Can Get Along the Lumpy, Bumpy, Long and Dusty Road
  2. The Bright New Year
  3. Tree Song
  4. Poison
  5. Miss Heather Rosemary Sewell
  6. I’ve Got a Woman
  7. A Woman Like You
  8. I Am Lonely
  9. Promised Land
  10. Birthday Blues
  11. Wishing Well – Bert Jansch, Anne Briggs
  12. Blues

 

In January 1969.

In January 1969, “Pye” label released “Revelation”, the debut Man studio album. It was recorded in December 1968, at “Pye Studios” in London, and at “Langland Hotel” in Swansea, and was produced by John Schroeder.

Personnel:

  • Mike “Micky” Jones – vocals, lead guitar
  • Deke Leonard(credited as Roger Leonard) – vocals, guitar, harp, piano, percussion
  • Clive John – vocals, organ, piano, guitar
  • Jeff Jones – drums, percussion
  • Ray Williams – bass
  • John Schroeder – supervision
  • Alan Florence – engineer
  • Malcolm Eade – sound effects

Track listing:

  1. And in the Beginning….. – Roger Leonard
  2. Sudden Life – Roger Leonard, Clive John
  3. Empty Room – Clive John, Ray Williams
  4. Puella! Puella! (Woman! Woman!) – Mike Jones
  5. Love – Roger Leonard
  6. Erotica – Roger Leonard, Clive John, Mike Jones, Jeff Jones, Ray Williams
  7. Blind Man – Roger Leonard
  8. And Castles Rise in Children’s Eyes – Mike Jones
  9. Don’t Just Stand There (Come in Out of the Rain) – Mike Jones
  10. The Missing Pieces – Roger Leonard, Clive John, Martin Ace, Clive Reynolds
  11. The Future Hides its Face – Roger Leonard