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In February 1970.

In February 1970, “Regal Zonophone” label released “Shazam”, the second Move studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Advision Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Wood, Carl Wayne, Rick Price and Gerald Chevin.

Personnel:

  1. Roy Wood- lead vocals, guitars; keyboards.
  2. Bev Bevan- drums, percussion.
  3. Carl Wayne- lead vocals; guitars.
  4. Rick Price- vocals, bass.
  5. Trevor Burton, Tony Visconti- bass

Track listing:

  1. Hello Susie – Roy Wood
  2. Beautiful Daughter – Roy Wood
  3. Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited – Roy Wood
  4. Fields of People – Wyatt Day, Jon Pierson
  5. Don’t Make My Baby Blue – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  6. The Last Thing on My Mind – Tom Paxton
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In February 1970.

In February 1970, “Liberty” label released “Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy”, the fourth Nitty Gritty Dirt Band studio album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by William McEuen.

Personnel:

  • Les Thompson – electric bass, mandolin, electric guitar, vocals
  • Jimmie Fadden – lead acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica, washtub bass, vocals
  • Jeff Hanna- rhythm acoustic and electric guitar, drums, washboard, percussion, vocals
  • Jimmy Ibbotson – rhythm acoustic guitar, lead electric guitar, electric piano, drums, conga, accordion, vocals
  • John McEuen- banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, accordion
  • Maurice Manceau – guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Jim Gordon- horns, keyboards
  • John London- bass
  • Byron Berline- violin
  • Russ Kunkel- drums
  • Woody Woodward – recording engineer
  • John McEuen, Jimmy Hoyson – mixing
  • Dean Torrence/ Kittyhawk Graphics – art direction
  • William McEuen – photography

Track listing:

  1. Some of Shelly’s Blues – Michael Nesmith
  2. Prodigal’s Return – Kenny Loggins, Dann Lottermoser
  3. The Cure – Jeff Hanna
  4. Travelin’ Mood – James Waynes
  5. Chicken Reel – traditional
  6. Yukon Railroad – Kenny Loggins, Dann Lottermoser
  7. Livin’ Without You – Randy Newman
  8. Clinch Mountain Backstep – Ruby Rakes
  9. Rave On – Norman Petty, Bill Tilghman, Sonny West
  10. Billy in the Low Ground – Les Thompson
  11. Jesse James – traditional
  12. Uncle Charlie Interview – Uncle Charlie
  13. Bojangles – Jerry Jeff Walker
  14. Opus 36, Clementi – Muzio Clementi
  15. Santa Rosa – Kenny Loggins
  16. Propinquity – Michael Nesmith
  17. Uncle Charlie – Jimmie Fadden
  18. Randy Lynn Rag – Earl Scruggs
  19. House at Pooh Corner – Kenny Loggins
  20. Swanee River – Stephen Foster
  21. Uncle Charlie Interview #2 / Spanish Fandango – traditional

On January 25, 1996.

On January 25, 1996, Albert Bernard Grossman died aged 58. He was entrepreneur and manager, best known as manager of Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band, Todd Rundgren, Odetta, Gordon Lightfoot and Ian & Sylvia. In 1969 he built the “Bearsville Recording Studio” near Woodstock, and in 1970 he founded “Bearsville Records”.

On January 8, 1970.

On January 8, 1970, “Tamla” label released “That’s the Way Love Is”, the tenth Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Hitsville U.S.A.” in Detroit, and was produced by Norman Whitfield.

Personnel:

  • Marvin Gaye- lead vocals
  • The Andantes, The Originals- background vocals
  • The Funk Brothers- instrumentation

Track listing:

  1. Gonna Give Her All The Love I’ve Got – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  2. Yesterday – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Groovin’ – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  4. I Wish It Would Rain – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  5. That’s The Way Love Is – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  6. How Can I Forget? – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  7. Abraham, Martin & John – Dick Holler
  8. Gonna Keep On Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  9. No Time for Tears – Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield
  10. Cloud Nine – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  11. Don’t You Miss Me A Little Bit, Baby? – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  12. So Long – Eddie Holland,  Dean Taylor, Norman Whitfield

On January 5, 1969.

On January 5, 1969, “Fantasy” label released “Bayou Country”, the second  Creedence Clearwater Revival studio album. It was recorded in 1968, at “RCA Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by John Fogerty.

Personnel:

  • John Fogerty– lead guitar, lead and background vocals, harmonica, percussion, arranger
  • Tom Fogerty– backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Stu Cook– bass guitar
  • Doug Clifford– drums
  • George Horn – remastering
  • Basul Parik – cover art
  • Hank McGill – engineer
  • Tamaki Beck – mastering supervisor
  • Kevin Gray, Steve Hoffman, Shigeo Miyamoto – mastering
  • Joel Selvin– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Fogerty, except where noted.

  1. Born on the Bayou
  2. Bootleg
  3. Graveyard Train
  4. Good Golly, Miss Molly – Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco
  5. Penthouse Pauper
  6. Proud Mary
  7. Keep on Chooglin’

On December 22, 2014.

On December 22, 2014, John Robert “Joe” Cocker, died aged 70. He was singer and musician, with unique gritty voice and stage movements. He gained world popularity with his performance of the Beatles song “With a Little Help from My Friends” at  “Woodstock”  and “Isle of Wight” festivals in 1969. Cocker has received several awards, including a 1983 “Grammy Award” for his song “Up Where We Belong”;  2007 a bronze “Sheffield Legends” plaque in his hometown and in 2008 “OBE” at Buckingham Palace for services to music. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked him at number 97 on its list of the “100 Greatest Singers”.

 

In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Philips” label released “Just Another Diamond Day”, the debut Vashti Bunyan album. It was recorded November – December 1969, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  1. Vashti Bunyan- vocals, acoustic guitar
  2. Christopher Sykes – piano, organ
  3. John James – dulcitone
  4. Robin Williamson- fiddle, whistle, Celtic harp
  5. Dave Swarbrick- fiddle, mandolin
  6. Simon Nicol – banjo
  7. Mike Crowther – guitar
  8. Robert Kirby- string and recorder arrangements
  9. Joe Boyd- liner notes
  10. Jerry Boys – engineer
  11. John James – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Vashti Bunyan, except where noted.

  1. Diamond Day
  2. Glow Worms
  3. Lily Pond
  4. Timothy Grub
  5. Where I Like to Stand – Vashti Bunyan, John James
  6. Swallow Song
  7. Window Over the Bay – Vashti Bunyan, Robert Lewis
  8. Rose Hip November
  9. Come Wind Come Rain
  10. Hebridean Sun – Vashti Bunyan, Robert Lewis
  11. Rainbow River
  12. Trawlerman’s Song – Vashti Bunyan, Robert Lewis
  13. Jog Along Bess
  14. Iris’s Song for Us – Vashti Bunyan, Wally Dix, Iris Macfarlane