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On June 13, 1970.

On June 13, 1970, “Vertigo” label released “…Very ‘Eavy …Very ‘Umble”, the debut Uriah Heep album. It was recorded July 1969 – April 1970, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London and was produced by Gerry Bron.

Personnel:

  • David Byron – lead vocals
  • Ken Hensley – piano, organ, mellotron, backing vocals
  • Mick Box – lead and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Paul Newton – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Alex Napier – drums
  • Nigel Olsson – drums
  • Keith Baker – drums
  • Colin Wood – keyboards and backing vocals
  • Peter Gallen – engineer, mixing
  • Peter Olliff – mixing

Track listing:

  1. Gypsy – Mick Box, David Byron
  2. Walking in Your Shadow – David Byron, Paul Newton
  3. Come Away Melinda – Fred Hellerman, Fran Minkoff
  4. Lucy Blues – Mick Box, David Byron
  5. Dreammare – Paul Newton
  6. Real Turned On – Mick Box, David Byron, Paul Newton
  7. I’ll Keep on Trying – Mick Box, David Byron
  8. Wake Up (Set Your Sights) – Mick Box, David Byron

In June 1970,

In June 1970, “A&M” label released “The Other Side of Abbey Road”, the eight George Benson album. It was recorded October – November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – vocals, guitar
  • Bob James – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ernie Hayes – acoustic piano, organ, harpsichord
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Jerry Jemmott – bass
  • Idris Muhammad – drums
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • Ray Barretto – percussion
  • Andy Gonzalez – percussion
  • Sonny Fortune – alto saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Don Ashworth – baritone saxophone
  • Phil Bodner – flute, oboe
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Wayne Andre – trombone, euphonium
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Mel Davis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bernie Glow – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Raoul Poliakin – violin
  • Max Pollikoff – violin
  • Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Don Sebesky – arrangements
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Sam Antupit – design
  • Eric Meola – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Golden Slumbers / You Never Give Me Your Money
  2. Because / Come Together
  3. Oh! Darling
  4. Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison / I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  5. Something – George Harrisons / Octopus’s Garden – Richard Starkey / The End

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 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 January 1970.

In January 1970, “Vanguard” label released “One Day at a Time”, the 13th Joan Baez album. It was recorded in October 1969, at “Bradleys’ Barn” in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and was produced by Maynard Solomon.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • Jeffrey Shurtleff – vocal
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Pete Drake – pedal steel guitar
  • Tommy Jackson – fiddle
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Jerry Reed – guitar
  • Harold Bradley – guitar
  • Harold Rugg – steel guitar, dobro
  • Grady Martin – guitar, dobro, sitar
  • Roy Huskey, Jr. – bass guitar

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Sir Galahad – Joan Baez
  2. No Expectations – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  3. Long Black Veil – Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill
  4. Ghetto – Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett, Bettye Crutcher
  5. Carry It On – Pete Seeger, Gil Turner
  6. Take Me Back to the Sweet Sunny South – traditional
  7. Seven Bridges Road – Steve Young
  8. Jolie Blonde – traditional
  9. Joe Hill – Alfred Hayes, Earl Robinson
  10. A Song for David – Joan Baez
  11. (I Live) One Day at a Time – Willie Nelson

In Decenber 1969.

In December 1969, “Warner Bros” label released “Alma-Ville”, the 12th and final Vince Guaraldi studio album. It was recorded in October 1969, at “Amigo Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Shorty Rogers.

Personnel:

  • Vince Guaraldi – piano, guitar
  • Eddie Duran – guitar
  • Herb Ellis – guitar
  • Kelly Bryan – bass
  • Monty Budwig – bass
  • Sebastião Neto – electric bass
  • Dom Um Romão – drums
  • Al Coster – drums
  • Colin Bailey – drums
  • Rubens Bassini – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Vince Guaraldi, except where noted.

  1. The Masked Marvel
  2. Cristo Redentor – Suke Pearson
  3. Detained in San Ysidro
  4. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. Uno Y Uno
  6. Alma-Ville
  7. Rio From the Air
  8. Watch Whart Happens – Norman Gabriel, Antoine Le Grand
  9. Jambo’s

In December 1969.

In December 1969, “CBS” label released “Birthday”, the third Peddlers (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “IBC Studios” in London, and was produced by Cyril Smith.

Personnel:

  • Roy Phillips – vocals, acoustic guitar, organ, piano, arranger
  • Tab Martin – electric bass, arranger
  • Trevor Morais – percussion, arranger
  • Ted Sharp – engineer
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • Mike Claydon – engineer
  • John Hays – design
  • Terence Donovan – cover artwork, photography
  • Chris Hopper – inner photography

Track listing:

  1. Where Have All the Flowers Gone – Pete Seeger
  2. Little Red Rooster – Willie Dixon
  3. Southern Woman – Roy Philips
  4. By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Jimmy Webb
  5. Girlie P.S. I Love You Girlie – Roy Philips
  6. Day In Day Out – Johnny Mercer, Rube Bloom
  7. City Living – Anthony Richard
  8. Lockshen Pudding – Roy Philips, Tab Martin, Trevor Morais
  9. Birth – Roy Philips

On December 5, 1969.

On December 5, 1969, “Blues Way” label released “Completely Well”, the 17th B.B. King album. It was recorded in June 1969, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk.

Personnel:

  • B.B. King – vocals, lead guitar
  • Hugh McCracken – rhythm guitar
  • Paul Harris – organ, acoustic and Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Jerry Jemmott – bass
  • Herbie Lovelle – drums
  • Bert “Super Charts” DeCoteaux – string and horn arrangements

Track listing:

  1. So Excited – B.B. King, Gerald Jemmott
  2. No Good – Ferdinand Washington, B.B. King
  3. You’re Losin’ Me – Ferdinand Washington, B.B. King
  4. What Happened – B.B. King
  5. Confessin’ the Blues – Jay McShann, Walter Brown
  6. Key to My Kingdom – Maxwell Davis, Joe Josea, Claude Baum
  7. Cryin’ Won’t Help You Now – Sam Ling, Jules Taub
  8. You’re Mean – B.B. King, Gerald Jemmott, Hugh McCracken, Paul Harris, Herbie Lovelle
  9. The Thrill Is Gone – Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins

In October 1970.

In November 1970, “Chess” label released “Back Home”, the fourteenth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded 1969 – 1970, at “Ter Mar Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Chuck Berry.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – vocals, guitar
  • Bob Baldori – harmonica, piano
  • Lafayette Leake – piano
  • Phil Upchurch – bass guitar
  • Malcolm Chisholm – engineer
  • Peter Amft – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. Tulane
  2. Have Mercy Judge
  3. Instrumental
  4. Christmas
  5. Gun
  6. I’m a Rocker
  7. Flyin’ Home
  8. Fish and Chips
  9. Some People

In October 1969.

In October 1969, “Buddah” label released “Affectionately Melanie”, second Melanie Safka album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Wessex Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Schekeryk.

Personnel:

  • Melanie – vocals, guitar
  • John Cameron – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Melanie Safka; except where noted.

  1. I’m Back in Town
  2. Tuning My Guitar
  3. Soul Sister Annie – Thomas Jefferson Kaye; adapted by Melanie
  4. Any Guy
  5. Uptown Down
  6. Again
  7. Beautiful People
  8. Johnny Boy
  9. Baby Guitar
  10. Deep Down Low
  11. For My Father
  12. Take Me Home