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In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Electric Funk”, the 20th Jimmy McGriff album. It was recorded in September 1969, in New York City, and was produced by Sonny Lester.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy McGriff– electronic organ
  • Blue Mitchell– trumpet
  • Stanley Turrentine– tenor saxophone
  • Horace Ott– electric piano, arranger
  • Unknown – guitar
  • Chuck Rainey– electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy McGriff except where noted

  1. Back on the Track – Horace Ott
  2. Chris Cross – Horace Ott
  3. Miss Poopie – Horace Ott
  4. The Bird Wave
  5. Spear for Moondog Part 1
  6. Spear for Moondog Part 2
  7. Tight Times – Horace Ott
  8. Spinning Wheel – David Clayton-Thomas
  9. Funky Junk – Horace Ott

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “King” label released “The Popcorn”, the 25th James Brown. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals, piano, organ, drums, conductor
  • Alfred Ellis – arrangements, music director
  • Dave Harrison, Ron Lenhoff – recording engineer
  • Bud Hobgood – production manager
  • Hal Neely – sleeve notes
  • Dan Quest – cover art
  • Mahew Studios – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Popcorn – James Brown
  2. Why Am I Treated So Bad – Roebuck Staples
  3. In the Middle, Pt. 1 & 2 – Alfred Ellis, Bud Hobgood
  4. Soul Pride, Pt. 1 & 2 – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  5. A New Shift – Alfred Ellis
  6. Sudsy – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  7. The Chicken – Alfred Ellis
  8. The Chase – James Brown, Bud Hobgood

 

On August 15, 1969.

On August 15, 1969, “Polydor” label released the self-titled, debut Fat Mattress album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Neil Landon, Noel Redding, Jimmy Leverton, and Eric Dillon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Landon– vocals
  • Noel Redding– guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Leverton– bass, vocals, harpsichord, organ
  • Eric Dillon – drums, tuned percussion
  • Mitch Mitchell– drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood– flute
  • Jimi Hendrix– percussion
  • George Chkiantz– engineering
  • Paragon Publicity – sleeve design
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography
  • Adrian Morgan – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. All Night Drinker – Neil Landon, Jim Leverton
  2. I Don’t Mind – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  3. Bright New Way – Neil Landon, Jim Leverton
  4. Petrol Pump Assistant – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  5. Moonshine – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  6. Magic Forest – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  7. She Came in the Morning – Neil Landon
  8. Everything’s Blue – Noel Redding
  9. Walking Through a Garden – Noel Redding
  10. How Can I Live – Neil Landon, Noel Redding

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Atco” label released the self-titled, debut Blues Image album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Bill Halverson.

Personnel:

  • Mike Pinera– lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Skip Konte– piano, organ; backing vocals
  • Malcolm Jones – bass
  • Manuel Bertematti – drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion; lead and backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Pinera, Skip Konte, Malcolm Jones, Mauel Bertematti and Joe Lala.

  1. Take Me to the Sunrise
  2. Leaving My Troubles Behind
  3. Outside Was Night
  4. In Front Behind You
  5. Lay Your Sweet Love on Me
  6. (Do You Have) Somethin’ to Say
  7. Lazy Day Blues
  8. Yesterday Could Be Today
  9. Reality Does Not Inspire

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Atlantic” label released “The House of Blue Lights”, the third Don Covay (and the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band) album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Herb Abramson’s A-1 Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Don Covay.

Personnel:

  • Don Covay– vocals, arranger
  • John Hammond, Jr.- guitar, harmonica
  • Jerry Jemmott- bass
  • Daniel Jones- drums
  • Charles “Honeyman” Otis- drums
  • Joe Richardson – vocals, guitar
  • Butch Valentine- bass
  • uncredited – Hammond organ
  • Herb Abramson– engineer
  • David Cheppa– mastering

Track listing:

  1. Key to the Highway – Big Bill Broonzy, Charles Segar
  2. Mad Dog Blues – Don Covay, Joe Richardson
  3. The Blues Don’t Knock – John Denioa, Sidney Wyche
  4. Blues Ain’t Nothin’ but a Good Woman on Your Mind – Don Covay, Joe Richardson
  5. The House of Blue Lights, Pt. 1 – Don Covay
  6. Four Women – Don Covay
  7. Steady Roller – Don Covay, John Hammond Jr.
  8. Homemade Love – Don Covay
  9. But I Forgive You Blues – Hudson Whittaker
  10. Shut Your Mouth – Dave Clowney
  11. The House of Blue Lights, Pt. 2 – Don Covay

 

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Marmalade” label released “If Only for a Moment”, the second Blossom Toes album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Giorgio Gomelsky, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding, “Big” Brian Belshaw, and Barry Reeves.

Personnel:

  • Jim Cregan– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
  • Brian Godding– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, organ, piano
  • “Big” Brian Belshaw – lead vocals, bass
  • Barry Reeves – drums, percussion, congas
  • John “Poli” Palmer– drums
  • Shawn Phillips- 12-string acoustic guitar, sitar
  • Giorgio Gomelsky- backing vocals
  • Paragon Publicity – design
  • Reggie King – assistant producer

Track listing:

  1. Peace Loving Man – Brian Godding
  2. Kiss of Confusion – Brian Godding
  3. Listen to the Silence – Jim Cregan
  4. Love Bomb – Brian Godding
  5. Billy Boo the Gunman – Brian Godding
  6. Indian Summer – Jim Cregan
  7. Just Above My Hobby Horse’s Head – Richie Havens
  8. Wait A Minute – Jim Cregan

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Dunhill” label released “A Group Called Smith”, the debut Smith album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Steve Barri and Joel Sill.

Personnel:

  • Gayle McCormick– lead vocals
  • Rich Cliburn – lead guitar
  • Alan Parker – guitar
  • Larry Moss – organ
  • Jerry Carter – bass
  • Robert Evans – drums
  • John Horrigan – drums

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Get Together – Chet Powers
  2. I Don’t Believe (I Believe) – Jeffrey Thomas
  3. Tell Him No – Rod Argent
  4. Who Do You Love – Bo Diddley
  5. Baby, It’s You – Burt Bacharach, Mack David, Luther Dixon
  6. Last Time – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. I Just Want to Make Love to You – Willie Dixon
  8. Mojalesky Ridge – Harvey Price, Joel Sill, Dan Walsh
  9. Let’s Spend the Night Together – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  10. I’ll Hold Out My Hand – Al Gorgoni, Chip Taylor

 

On June 30, 1969.

On June 30, 1969, “Solid State” label released “Is”, the third Chick Corea studio album. It was recorded in May 1969, at “Bell Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Sonny Lester.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea – piano, electric piano
  • Woody Shaw– trumpet
  • Bennie Maupin– tenor saxophone
  • Hubert Laws– flute, piccolo flute
  • Dave Holland– double bass
  • Jack DeJohnette– drums
  • Horace Arnold– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Chick Corea.

  1. Is
  2. Jamala
  3. This
  4. It

On June 25, 1969.

On June 25, 1969, “Straight Records” label released “Pretties for You”, the debut Alice Cooper studio album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, at “Whitney Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Alice Cooper.

Personnel:

  • Alice Cooper– lead vocals, harmonica
  • Glen Buxton– lead guitar
  • Michael Bruce– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Dennis Dunaway– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Neal Smith– drums, backing vocals
  • Edward Beardsley – cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.

  1. Titanic Overture
  2. 10 Minutes Before the Worm
  3. Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio
  4. Today Mueller
  5. Living
  6. Fields of Regret
  7. No Longer Umpire
  8. Levity Ball
  9. B. on Mars
  10. Reflected
  11. Apple Bush
  12. Earwigs to Eternity
  13. Changing Arranging

 

On June 16, 1969.

On June 16, 1969, “Capitol” label released “Brave New World”, the third Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Glyn Johns and Steve Miller.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Glyn Johns– guitar, percussion, backing vocals, recording engineer
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar, guitar, backing vocals
  • Ben Sidran– keyboards
  • Tim Davis– lead vocals, drums
  • Paul McCartney(as Paul Ramon) – bass guitar, drums, guitar, backing vocals
  • Ivan Nagy – photography
  • Lockhart – design

 Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Miller, except where noted.

  1. Brave New World
  2. Celebration Song – Steve Miller, Ben Sidran
  3. Can’t You Hear Your Daddy’s Heartbeat – Tim Davis
  4. Got Love ‘Cause You Need It – Steve Miller, Ben Sidran
  5. Kow Kow
  6. Seasons – Steve Miller, Ben Sidran
  7. Space Cowboy – Steve Miller, Ben Sidran
  8. LT’s Midnight Dream – Lonnie Turner
  9. My Dark Hour