On May 25, 1970, “World Pacific” and “Liberty” labels released “King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa”, the sixth Jean-Luc Ponty album. It was recorded in October 1969, at “Whitney Studios” in Glendale, California, and was produced by Richard Bock.
Jean-Luc Ponty – electric violin, baritone violectra
Frank Zappa – electric guitar, arrangements, conductor
George Duke – acoustic and electric piano
Buell Neidlinger – double bass
Wilton Felder – Fender Precision electric bass
John Guerin – drums
Arthur Dyer Tripp III – drums
Gene Estes – vibraphone, percussion
Ernie Watts – alto and tenor saxophone
Ian Underwood – tenor saxophone, orchestra conductor
Gene Cipriano – oboe, English horn
Arthur Maebe – French horn, tuba
Vincent DeRosa – descant recorder, French horn, descant
Jonathan Meyer – flute
Donald Christlieb – bassoon
Milton Thomas – viola
Harold Bemko – cello
Gerald Wilson – conductor
Ian Underwood – conductor
Dick Kunc – engineer
Ron Wolin – art direction, design
Leonard Feather – liner notes
All tracks by Frank Zappa, except where noted.
Idiot Bastard Son
Twenty Small Cigars
How Would You Like to Have a Head Like That – Jean-Luc Ponty
Music for Electric Violin and Low-Budget Orchestra
In May 1971, “Blue Note” label released “San Francisco”, album by Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land. It was recorded in July 1970, at “United Artists Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Duke Pearson.
Bobby Hutcherson – vibraphone, marimba, percussion
Harold Land – tenor saxophone, flute, oboe
Joe Sample – piano, electric piano
John Williams – bass, Fender bass
Mickey Roker – drums
All tracks by Bobby Hutcherson, except where noted.
On April 5, 1971, “Atlantic” label released “Satori”, the second Flower Travellin’ Band studio album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Yuya Uchida and Ikuzo Prita. In 2007, “Rolling Stone Japan” magazine rated Satori #71 on their list of the “100 Greatest Japanese Rock Albums of All Time”.
Joe Yamanaka – vocals, arrangements
Hideki Ishima – guitar, arrangements
Jun Kozuki – bass, arrangements
George Wada – drums, arrangements
Norio Yoshizawa – mixing
Shinobu Ishimaru – cover art
All tracks by Joe Yamanaka, Hideki Ishima, Jun Kozuki and George Wada.
In March 1971, “Island” label released “Dive Deep”, the third Quintessence studio album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by John Barham, Sambhu Babaji, Allan Mostert, Maha Dev, Shiva Shankar Jones, Raja Ram and Jake Milton.
Sambhu Babaji – acoustic guitar, bass guitar, Jew’s harp
Allan Mostert – lead guitar, veena
Maha Dev – rhythm guitar
Shiva Shankar Jones – vocals, keyboards, percussion
Raja Ram – flute, chimes
Jake Milton – drums, percussion
All tracks by Sambhu Babaji, Allan Mostert, Maha Dev, Shiva Shankar Jones, Raja Ram and Jake Milton, except where noted.
Dance for the One – lyrics by Stanley Barr, music by Sambhu Babaji, Allan Mostert, Maha Dev, Shiva Shankar Jones, Raja Ram and Jake Milton.
Epitaph for Tomorrow – lyrics by Stanley Barr, music by Sambhu Babaji, Allan Mostert, Maha Dev, Shiva Shankar Jones, Raja Ram and Jake Milton.
On March 9, 1971, “Straight” label released “Love It to Death”, the third Alice Cooper studio album. It was recorded November – December 1970, at “RCA Mid-American Recording Center” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Jack Richardson and Bob Ezrin.
Alice Cooper – vocals, harmonica
Glen Buxton – lead guitar
Michael Bruce – rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Dennis Dunaway – bass guitar, backing vocals
Neal Smith – drums, backing vocals
Bob Ezrin – (credited as Toronto Bob Ezrin) – keyboards
Brian Christian – session engineer
Randy Kring – mastering engineer
Bill Conners – recording technician
Jack Richardson – executive producer
Caught in a Dream – Michael Bruce
I’m Eighteen – Michael Bruce, Alice Cooper, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith, Glen Buxton
Long Way to Go – Michael Bruce
Black Juju – Dennis Dunaway
Is It My Body – Michael Bruce, Alice Cooper, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith, Glen Buxton
Hallowed Be My Name – Neal Smith
Second Coming – Alice Cooper
Ballad of Dwight Fry – Michael Bruce, Alice Cooper
On March 8, 1970, “T-Neck” label released “Get into Something”, the eight Isley Brothers (The) album. It was recorded in 1969, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley.
Ronald Isley – lead and backing vocals, horn arrangements
O’Kelly Isley Jr. – lead and backing vocals, horn arrangements
Rudolph Isley – lead and backing vocals, horn arrangements
Ernie Isley – bass guitar
Charles “Skip” Pitts – guitars
Truman Thomas – organ
Everett Collins – keyboards
George Moreland – drums
George Patterson – arrangements
All tracks by O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley and Rudolph Isley, except where noted.
Get into Something
Keep on Doin’
Girls Will Be Girls
I Need You So
If He Can You Can – Johnny Brantly, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley