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On March 30, 2020.

On March 30, 2020, William Harrison Withers Jr. aka Bill Withers died aged 81. He was singer-songwriter and musician (guitar, keyboards), active from 1970 until 1985. He composed and recorded several major hits, including “Ain’t No Sunshine” (1971), “Grandma’s Hands” (1971), “Use Me” (1972), “Lean on Me” (1972), “Lovely Day” (1977), and “Just the Two of Us” (1980). Withers won three “Grammy Awards” (1971, 1981, 1987), “ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage” award (2006), was inducted into “West Virginia Music Hall of Fame” (2007), was inducted into “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame(2015), and received honorary degree from West Virginia University.

On February 9, 1971.

On February 9, 1971, “Elektra” label released the self-titled, debut Carly Simon album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Eddie Kramer.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Jeff Baxter– pedal steel guitar
  • David Bromberg– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – guitar
  • Ed Freeman – string arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Mark “Moogy” Klingman – keyboards
  • Billy Mernit – keyboards
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Jim Wilkins – bass guitar
  • Pat Rebillot– string arrangements
  • Harvey Shapiro – cello
  • Eddie Kramer, Dave Palmer – mixing
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction, design
  • Peter Simon – cover photography
  • Joel Brodsky – back cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Alone
  3. One More Time
  4. The Best Thing
  5. Just a Sinner – Mark “Moogy” Klingman
  6. Dan, My Fling – Jacob Brackman, Freddy Gardner
  7. Another Door
  8. Reunions – Carly Simon, Bill Mernit, Eddie Kramer
  9. Rolling Down the Hills
  10. The Love’s Still Growing – Buzzy Linhart

 

On February 2, 1971.

On February 2, 1971, “Blue Note” label released “The Song of Singing”, the fifth Chick Corea album. It was recorded in April 1970, at “A & R Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Sonny Lester.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea– piano, keyboards
  • Dave Holland– bass
  • Barry Altschul– drums

Track listing:

  1. Toy Room – Dave Holland
  2. Ballad I – Barry Altschul, Chick Corea, Dave Holland
  3. Rhymes – Chick Corea
  4. Flesh – Chick Corea
  5. Ballad III – Barry Altschul, Chick Corea, Dave Holland
  6. Nefertiti – Wayne Shorter

In January 1973.

In January 1973, “Ariola” label released “Roadmaster”, the fourth Gene Clark album. It was compiled from various unreleased recordings for” A&M Records” made in 1970 through 1972, produced by Jim Dickson and Chris Hinshaw.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Chris Hillman– vocals, bass guitar
  • David Crosby – vocals, guitars
  • Roger McGuinn– vocals, guitars
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • Bud Shank– flute
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel guitar
  • Bernie Leadon, Rick Roberts– guitars, vocals
  • Clarence White– electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Spooner Oldham– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chris Ethridge– bass guitar
  • Byron Berline– fiddle
  • Chris Hinshaw – recording engineer
  • Henry Diltz – photography
  • Barry Ballard – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark except where noted.

  1. She’s the Kind of Girl
  2. One in a Hundred
  3. Here Tonight
  4. Full Circle Song
  5. In a Misty Morning
  6. Rough and Rocky – Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs
  7. Roadmaster – Freddy Weller, Spooner Oldham
  8. I Really Don’t Want to Know – Howard Barnes, Don Robertson
  9. I Remember the Railroad
  10. She Don’t Care About Time
  11. Shooting Star

In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Reprise” label released the debut, self – titled Ry Cooder album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Van Dyke Parks and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder– vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass guitar
  • Van Dyke Parks– piano, arranger
  • Chris Ethridge – bass guitar
  • Richie Hayward – drums guitar
  • Roy Estrada – bass guitar
  • Milt Holland – drums, percussion
  • John Barbata – drums
  • Max Bennett – bass guitar
  • Bobby Bruce – violin
  • Gloria Jones- backing vocals
  • Judy Betz – production assistant
  • Lee Herschberg – engineer, mixing
  • Doug Botnick – engineer
  • Thaddeus James Lowe – engineer
  • Rudy Hill – engineer
  • Bob Kovach – engineer
  • Kirby Johnson – conductor, orchestrator
  • Airstream– photograph of the 1937 trailer pictured on the front of the album sleeve
  • Frank Bez – photograph of the Airstream trailer
  • Susan Titelman – Ry Cooder photograph on the back of the album sleeve
  • Ed Thrasher- art direction

Track listing:

  1. Alimony – Brenda Jones, Welton Young, Robert Higginbotham
  2. France Chance – Joe Callicott
  3. One Meat Ball – Louis Singer, Hy Zaret
  4. Do Re Mi – Woody Guthrie
  5. My Old Kentucky Home (Turpentine & Dandelion Wine) – Randy Newman
  6. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? – Alfred Reed
  7. Available Space – Ry Cooder
  8. Pigmeat – Huddie Ledbetter
  9. Police Dog Blues – Arthur Blake
  10. Goin’ to Brownsville – John Estes
  11. Dark Is the Night – Blind Willie Johnson

On November 28, 1970.

On November 28, 1970, “Polydor” label released “Play It Loud”, the second Slade studio album. It was recorded in 1970 and was produced by Chas Chandler.

Personnel:

  • Noddy Holder- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Hill- lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Lea- bass, violin, backing vocals
  • Don Powell– drums
  • George Chkiantz– engineer
  • Anton Mathews – mixing engineer
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography
  • Hamish and Gustav – sleeve design

Track listing:

  1. Raven – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  2. See Us Here – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  3. Dapple Rose – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  4. Could I – Jimmy Griffin, Robb Royer
  5. One Way Hotel – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  6. The Shape of Things to Come – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  7. Know Who You Are – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell, Dave Hill
  8. I Remember – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  9. Pouk Hill – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  10. Angelina – Neil Innes
  11. Dirty Joker – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  12. Sweet Box – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell

 

On November 25, 1970.

On November 25, 1970, “Columbia” label released “Christmas and the Beads of Sweat”, the fourth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in May 1970, in New York City, and was produced by Felix Cavaliere and Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, arrangements
  • Barry Beckett– vibraphone
  • Felix Cavaliere– organ, bells
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Eddie Hinton– electric guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Jack Jennings – percussion
  • Stuart Scharf– acoustic guitar
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Alice Coltrane– harp
  • Dino Danelli– drums
  • Cornell Dupree– electric guitar
  • Joe Farrell– woodwinds
  • Ashod Garabedian – oud
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Michael Szittai – cimbalin
  • Arif Mardin– arrangements, conductor
  • Roy Segal, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jerry Lee Smith, Doug Pomeroy -assistant engineer
  • Beth O’Brien – cover portrait

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Brown Earth
  2. When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag
  3. Blackpatch
  4. Been on a Train
  5. Up on the Roof – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  6. Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp
  7. Map to the Treasure
  8. Beads of Sweat
  9. Christmas in My Soul