Tag Archives: 1969

Johnny Cash: Hello, I’m Johnny Cash

On January 26, 1970, “Columbia” label released “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash”, the 33rd Johnny Cash album. It was recorded February – September 1969, and was produced by Bob Johnston. In 1971, album track “If I Were a Carpenter”, duet with his wife, June Carter Cash, won a “Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal”.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • June Carter Cash – vocal
  • Carl Perkins, Bob Wootton, Jerry Shook, Fred Carter, Jr. – guitar
  • Norman Blake – dobro, guitar
  • Bill Pursell – piano
  • Marshall Grant – bass guitar
  • W.S. Holland – drums
  • George Tidwell, Bob Phillips, William Pippin – trumpet
  • The Carter Family – backing vocals
  • Charlie Bragg – engineer
  • Joel Baldwin – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Southwind – Johnny Cash
  2. Devil to Pay – Merle Travis, Leon Rusk
  3. Cause I Love You – Johnny Cash
  4. See Ruby Fall – Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison
  5. Route No. 1, Box 144 – Johnny Cash
  6. Sing a Travelling Song – Ken Jones
  7. If I Were a Carpenter – Tim Hardin
  8. To Beat the Devil – Kris Kristofferson
  9. Blistered – Billy Ed Wheeler
  10. Wrinkled Crinkled Wadded Dollar Bill – Vincent Matthews
  11. I’ve Got a Thing About Trains – Jack Clement
  12. Jesus Was a Carpenter – Chris Wren

Twink: Think Pink

In December 1970, “Sire” label released “Think Pink”, the debut Twink (John Charles Edward Alder) album. It was recorded in July 1969, at “Sounds Studio” in London, and was produced by Mick Farren.

Personnel:

  • Twink – vocals, drums, acoustic guitar
  • Mick Farren – vocals
  • Paul Rudolph – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, vibraphone, bass guitar, percussion, chimes
  • Steve Peregrin Took – vocals, acoustic guitar, pixie horn, vocals, percussion
  • Victor Unitt – electric guitars
  • Wally Allen – piano
  • John Povey – sitar, mellotron
  • John “Honk” Lodge – bass guitar
  • John “Junior” Wood – bass guitar
  • Viv Prince – drums
  • Dave “Boss” Goodman – vocals, percussion
  • Silver – vocals, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Twink, except where noted.

  1. The Coming of the One
  2. Ten Thousand Words in a Cardboard Box – Twink, John Junior Wood
  3. Dawn of Magic
  4. Tiptoe on the Highest Hill
  5. Fluid
  6. Mexican Grass War
  7. Rock an’ Roll the Joint
  8. Suicide
  9. Three Little Piggies – Steve Peregrin Took, Twink
  10. The Sparrow Is a Sign – Steve Peregrin Took, Twink

Bo Hanson: Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings

In December 1970, “Silence” label released “Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings”, the debut Bo Hansson album. It is a concept album based on author J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel, The Lord of the Rings. It was recorded 1969 – 1970, at “Studio Decibel” in Stockholm, Bo Hanson’s House on Älgö in the Stockholm archipelago, and was produced by Bo Hanson and Anders Lind.

Personnel:

  • Bo Hansson – organ, guitar, Moog synthesizer, bass guitar
  • Rune Carlsson – drums, congas
  • Gunnar Bergsten – saxophone
  • Sten Bergman – flute
  • Peter Lindholm – cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Bo Hansson.

  1. Leaving Shire
  2. The Old Forest & Tom Bombadil
  3. Fog on the Barrow-Downs
  4. The Black Riders & Flight to the Ford
  5. At the House of Elrond & The Ring Goes South
  6. A Journey in the Dark
  7. Lothlórien
  8. Shadowfax
  9. The Horns of Rohan & The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
  10. Dreams in the House of Healing
  11. Homeward Bound & The Scouring of the Shire
  12. The Grey Havens

Rod Stewart: An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down

In November 1969, “Vertigo” label released “An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down”, the debut Rod Stewart album. It was recorded June – August 1969, at “Lansdowne” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Stewart and Lou Reizner.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – vocals, guitars
  • Ronnie Wood – guitars, bass, harmonica
  • Martin Pugh – guitars
  • Martin Quittenton – acoustic guitar
  • Ian McLagan – piano, organ
  • Mike d’Abo – piano
  • Keith Emerson – organ
  • Micky Waller – drums
  • Lou Reizner – vocals
  • Keith “Marcus Keef” MacMillan – design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Street Fighting Man – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  2. Man of Constant Sorrow – traditional arranged by Rod Stewart
  3. Blind Prayer
  4. Handbags and Gladrags – Mike d’Abo
  5. I Wouldn’t Ever Change a Thing
  6. Cindy’s Lament
  7. Dirty Old Town – Ewan MacColl

Mott the Hopple: Same

On November 22, 1969, “Island” label released the self-titled, debut Mott the Hoople album. It was recorded May – July 1969, at “Morgan” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens. 

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – lead vocals, piano, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Ralphs – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Verden Allen – organ, backing vocals
  • Pete “Overend” Watts – bass, backing vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – drums, backing vocals
  • Guy Stevens – piano
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • M. C. Escher – front cover drawing

Track listing:

  1. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  2. At the Crossroads – Doug Sahm
  3. Laugh At Me – Sonny Bono
  4. Backsliding Fearlessly – Ian Hunter
  5. Rock and Roll Queen – Mick Ralphs
  6. Rabbit Foot and Toby Time – Mike Ralphs
  7. Half Moon Bay – Mike Ralphs, Ian Hunter
  8. Wrath and Wroll – Guy Stevens

Andrew Hill: Passing Ships

On October 21, 2003, “Blue Note” label released “Passing Ships”, album by Andrew Hill. It was recorded in November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Dizzy Reece – trumpet
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Joe Farrell – alto flute, English horn, bass clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Howard Johnson – bass clarinet, tuba
  • Robert Northern – French horn
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Lenny White – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill

  1. Sideways
  2. Passing Ships
  3. Plantation Bag
  4. Noon Tide
  5. The Brown Queen
  6. Cascade
  7. Yesterday’s Tomorrow

The Turtles: The Turtle Soup

In October 1969, “White Whale” label released “The Turtle Soup”, the fifth and the final Turtles (The) album. It was recorded April – June 1969, at “United Recording Studio”, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Mark Volman – vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Al Nichol – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Jim Pons – vocals, bass, guitar
  • John Seiter – vocals, drums, piano
  • Howard Kaylan – vocals, percussion, organ
  • Ray Pohlman – horns, strings
  • Chuck Britz – engineer
  • Gary Burden – art direction, design
  • Henry Ditz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Al Nichol, Jim Pons and John Seiter, except where noted.

  1. Come Over
  2. House on the Hill
  3. She Always Leaves Me Laughing
  4. How You Loved Me
  5. Torn Between Temptations
  6. Love in the City
  7. Bachelor Mother
  8. John and Julie
  9. Hot Little Hands
  10. Somewhere Friday Night
  11. Dance This Dance
  12. You Don’t Have to Walk in the Rain

Thunderclap Newman: Hollywood Dream

In September 1970, “Track” label released “Hollywood Dream”, the only Thunderclap Newman studio album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Pete Townshend.

Personnel:

  • John “Speedy” Keen – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, drums, percussion, conga, glockenspiel, gong, maracas
  • Andy Newman – vocals, piano, organ, soprano saxophone, bass saxophone, oboe, tin whistle, glockenspiel, Cor Anglais, Bengali flutes, Japanese battle cymbal, hand bell, Indian finger cymbals, sleigh bells, Chinese temple block
  • Jimmy McCulloch – acoustic and electric guitar, maracas, wood block, backing vocals
  • Pete Townshend (credited as Bijou Drains) – bass
  • Chris Morphet – harmonica 
  • Ian Green – string arrangement
  • Graham Hughes – cover art
  • Chris Morphet – photography
  • Chris Stamp – special thanks

Track listing:

All tracks by Speedy Keen except where noted.

  1. Hollywood #1
  2. The Reason
  3. Open the Door, Homer – Bob Dylan
  4. Look Around
  5. Accidents
  6. Wild Country
  7. When I Think
  8. The Old Cornmill
  9. I Don’t Know
  10. Hollywood Dream – Jack McCulloch, Jimmy McCulloch
  11. Hollywood #2
  12. Something in the Air

The Beach Boys: 15 Big Ones

On July 5, 1976, “Brother/Reprise” label released “15 Big Ones”, the 20th Beach Boys (The) studio album. It was recorded December 1969 – May 1976, at “Brother” in Santa Monica, “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, and was produced by Brian Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Brian Wilson – lead and backing vocals, organ, piano, Moog bass, ARP synthesizer, ARP String Ensemble, bass guitar, harmonica, chimes, bells
  • Carl Wilson – lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, Jew’s harp, percussion
  • Dennis Wilson – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, vibraphone
  • Al Jardine – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Mike Love – lead and backing vocals, arranger
  • Thomas J. Tedesco – guitar
  • Ben Benay – guitar
  • Jerry Cole – guitar
  • Bruce Johnston – piano, backing vocals
  • Carl L. Fortina – accordion
  • James D. Hughart – string bass
  • Tim Drummond – bass
  • Ray Pohlman – bass
  • Lyle Ritz – bass
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • Dennis Dragon – drums
  • Ricky Fataar – drums, percussion
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Julius Wechter – percussion, bells
  • Roy Wood (credited as “Roy Wood and Wizzard”) – saxophone
  • Mike Altschul – saxophone, clarinet
  • Steve Douglas – saxophone, horns, flute
  • Dennis Dreith – saxophone, clarinet
  • Jay Migliori – saxophone, horns, flute
  • Bobby Shew – trumpet
  • Daryl Dragon – clavinet, vocal arrangements
  • Charles Lloyd – flute
  • Jules Jacobs – clarinet
  • Carol Lee Miller – autoharp
  • Maureen L. West – harp

The Sid Sharp Strings

  • Murray Adler – violin
  • Arnold Belnick – violin
  • Henry Ferber – violin
  • Lou Klass – violin
  • Bernard Kundell – violin
  • William Kurasch – violin
  • James Getzoff – violin
  • Henry L. Roth – violin
  • Sidney Sharp – violin
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • William Kurasch – violin
  • James Getzoff – violin
  • Henry L. Roth – violin
  • Sidney Sharp – violin
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • Toni Tennille – backing vocals
  • Marilyn Wilson – backing vocals
  • Dean Torrence, Jim Evans – album cover, art direction, logo

Track listing:

  1. Rock and Roll Music – Chuck Berry
  2. It’s Ok – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  3. Hard to Phone Ya – Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Diane Rovell
  4. Chapel of Love – Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
  5. Everyone’s in Love with You – Mike Love
  6. Talk to Me – Joe Seneca – includes an interpolation of the track “Tallahassee Lassie” originally performed by Freddy Cannon
  7. That Same Song – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  8. T M Song – Brian Wilson
  9. Palisades Park – Chuck Berry
  10. Susie Cincinnati – Al Jardine
  11. A Casual Look – Ed Wells
  12. Blueberry Hill – Al Lewis, Larry Stock, Vincent Rose
  13. Back Home – Brain Wilson, Bob Norberg
  14. In the Still of the Night – Fred Parris
  15. Just Once in My Life – Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Phil Spector

Uriah Heep: …Very ‘Eavy…Very ‘Umble

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