Tag Archives: 1968

Eric Burdon & the Animals: Love Is

In December 1968, “MGM” label released “Love Is”, the third Eric Burdon and the Animals album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Eric Burdon, Andy Summers, John Weider, Zoot Money and Barry Jenkins.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon — lead vocals, spoken word
  • Andy Summers — guitar, backing vocals
  • John Weider — guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Zoot Money — co – lead and backing vocals, spoken word, bass, piano, organ
  • Barry Jenkins — drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Robert Wyatt – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. River Deep, Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  2. I’m an Animal – Sylvester Stewart
  3. I’m Dying (Or Am I?) – Eric Burdon
  4. Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
  5. Colored Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. To Love Somebody – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  7. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  8. Gemini – Steve Hammond / Madman Running Through the Fields (listed as The Madman) – Zoot Money, Andy Summers

Modern Jazz Quartet: Under the Jasmin Tree

On December 6, 1968, “Apple” label released “Under the Jasmin Tree”, the 29th Modern Jazz Quartet. It was recorded in December 1967, and was produced by John Lewis.

Personnel:

  • Milt Jackson – vibraphone
  • John Lewis – piano
  • Percy Heath – double bass
  • Connie Kay – drums, percussion
  • Mike Jarratt – engineer
  • Bob Dawbarn – sleeve notes
  • Alan Aldridge, Ink Studios – design

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lewis.

  1. The Blue Necklace
  2. Three Little Feelings (Part I)
  3. Three Little Feelings (Part II)
  4. Three Little Feelings (Part III)
  5. Exposure
  6. The Jasmin Tree

Waylon Jennings: Jewels

In December 1968, “RCA Victor” label released “Jewels”, the tenth Waylon Jennings album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Chet Atkins.

Personnel:

  • Waylon Jennings – vocals, guitar

Track listing:

  1. New York City, RFD – Larry Collins, Alice Joy
  2. Today I Started Loving You Again – Merle Haggard, Bonnie Owens
  3. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  4. If You Were Mine to Lose – Mickey Jaco
  5. See You Around (On Your Way Down) – Harlan Howard
  6. Six Strings Away – Waylon Jennings
  7. Yours Love – Harlan Howard
  8. How Much Rain Can One Man Stand – Dallas Frazier
  9. Mental Revenge – Mel Tillis
  10. I’m Doing This for You – Hank Cochran
  11. You Love the Ground I Walk On – Harlan Howard, Don McHan
  12. My Ramona – Merle Haggard

The Impressions: This Is My Country

In November 1968, “Curtom Records” label released “This Is My Country”, the tenth Impressions (The) album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Curtis Mayfield.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Mayfield
  • Sam Gooden
  • Fred Cash

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Mayfield, except where noted.

  1. They Don’t Know
  2. Stay Close to Me
  3. I’m Loving Nothing
  4. Loves Happening
  5. Gone Away – Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Leroy Hutson
  6. You Want Somebody Else – Billy Griffin, Donny Hathaway
  7. So Unusual
  8. My Woman’s Love
  9. Fool for You
  10. This Is My Country

Ultimate Spinach: Behold & See

On August 11, 1968, “MGM” label released “Behold & See”, the second Ultimate Spinach studio album. It was recorded in April 1968, at “Mayfair Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Alan Lorber.

Personnel:

  • Ian Bruce-Douglas – lead vocals, electric piano, organ, vibraphone, lead guitar, recording
  • Barbara Jean Hudson – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Geoffrey Winthrop – rhythm guitar
  • Richard Nese – bass guitar
  • Russell Levine – drums, percussion
  • Carol Lee Brit – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Bruce-Douglas.

  1. Gilded Lamp of the Cosmos
  2. Visions of Your Reality
  3. Jazz Thing
  4. Mind Flowers
  5. Where You’re At
  6. Suite: Genesis of Beauty (In Four Parts)
  7. Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse
  8. Fragmentary March of Green

McCoy Tyner: Expansions

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

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown: Same

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

The Horace Silver Quintet: Serenade to Soul Sister

In June 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Serenade to a Soul Sister”, the 16th Horace Silver album (credited to The Horace Silver Quintet). 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

Delaney & Bonnie: Home

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

Lotti Golden: Motor-Cycle

In May 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Motor-Cycle”. the debut 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