Tag Archives: 1970

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

Loretta Lynn: Here’s Loretta Singing Wings Upon Your Horns

On January 5, 1970, “Decca” label released “Here’s Loretta Singing Wings Upon Your Horns”, the fifteenth Loretta Lynn studio album. It was recorded January – October 1960, at “Bradley’s Barn” in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, and was produced by Owen Bradley.

Personnel:

  • Loretta Lynn – lead vocal
  • Ray Edenton – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Grady Martin – guitar
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Pete Wade – guitar
  • Hal Rugg – steel guitar
  • Hargus Robbins – piano
  • Larry Butler – piano
  • Floyd Cramer – piano
  • Junior Huskey – bass
  • Bob Moore – bass
  • Norbert Putnam – bass
  • Joe Zinkan – bass
  • Harold Bradley – electric bass
  • Buddy Harman – drums
  • James Wilkerson – vibes
  • The Jordanaires – backing vocals
  • Teddy Wilburn – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Wings Upon Your Horns – Loretta Lynn
  2. When I Reach the Bottom (You’d Better be There) – Lorene Allen, Loretta Lynn
  3. This Stranger (My Little Girl) – Ann Burns, Barbara Fairchild, Ruby VanNoy
  4. I Only See the Things I Want to See – Loudilla Johnson, Loretta Lynn
  5. If You Handle the Merchandise – Peggy Sue Wells
  6. I’m Dynamite – Loreta Lynn
  7. Big Ole Hurt – Loreta Lynn
  8. I’d Rather Be Gone – Merle Haggard
  9. You Wouldn’t Know an Angel (If You Saw One) – Loretta Lynn, Frances Rhodes
  10. I’ll Still Be Missing You – Warner McPherson
  11. Let’s Get Back Down to Earth – Loretta Lynn

The Romantics: Same

On January 4, 1980, “Nemperor Records” label released the self-titled, debut Romantics (The) studio album. It was recorded in September 1970, at at “Coconuts Recording” Miami Beach, Florida.

Personnel:

  • Wally Palmar – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Mike Skill – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Rich Cole – lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Jimmy Marinos – lead vocals, drums, percussion
  • Steve Brown – recording, engineer
  • Hal Hansford – engineer assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Wally Palmar, Jimmy Marinos and Mike Skill, except where noted.

  1. When I Look in Your Eyes
  2. Tell it to Carrie
  3. First in Line
  4. Keep in Touch
  5. Girl Next Door
  6. What I Like About You
  7. She’s Got Everything
  8. Till I See You Again
  9. Hung on You
  10. Little White Lies
  11. Gimme One More Chance

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

Fanny: Same

In December 1970, “Reprise” label released the self-titled, debut Fanny album. It was recorded in 1970, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • June Millington – vocals, guitar
  • Nickey Barclay – vocals, piano, organ
  • Jean Millington – vocals, bass
  • Alice de Buhr – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Richard Moore – engineer
  • Don Lewis – photography
  • Roy Silver – associate producer

Track listing:

  1. Come and Hold Me – June Millington, Jean Millington
  2. I Just Realized – Nickey Barclay, June Millington
  3. Candlelighter Man – June Millington, Jean Millington
  4. Conversation with a Cop – Nickey Barclay
  5. Badge – Eric Clapton, George Harrison
  6. Changing Horses – Nickey Barclay
  7. Bitter Wine – Nickey Barclay
  8. Take a Message to the Captain – Nickey Barclay
  9. It Takes a Lot of Good Lovin’ – Alvertis Isbell, Booker T. Jones
  10. Shade Me – Nickey Barclay
  11. Seven Roads – June Millington, Jean Millington, Alice de Buhr

Lindisfarne: Nicely Out of Tune

In November 1970, “Charisma” label released “Nicely Out of Tune”, the debut Lindisfarne album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by John Anthony.

Personnel:

  • Alan Hull – vocals, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, organ, piano, electric piano
  • Ray Jackson – vocals, mandolin, harmonica, flatulette
  • Rod Clements – vocals, electric bass, organ, piano, violin, guitars
  • Simon Cowe – vocals, lead, acoustic and 12-string guitars, mandolin, banjo
  • Ray Laidlaw – drums

Track listing:

  1. Lady Eleanor – Alan Hull
  2. Road to Kingdom Come – Rod Clements
  3. Winter Song – Alan Hull
  4. Turn a Deaf Ear – Rab Noakes
  5. Clear White Light (Pt. 2) – Alan Hull
  6. We Can Swing Together – Alan Hull
  7. Alan in the River with Flowers – Alan Hull
  8. Down – Alan Hull
  9. The Things I Should Have Said – Rod Clements
  10. Jackhammer Blues – Woody Guthrie
  11. Scarecrow Song – Alan Hull

Three Dog Night: Naturally

On November 19, 1970, “Dunhill” label released “Naturally”, the fifth Three Dog Night album. It was recorded January – October 1970, and was produced by Richard Podolor.

Personnel:

  • Cory Wells – lead and backing vocals, arranger
  • Chuck Negron – lead and backing vocals, arranger
  • Danny Hutton – lead and backing vocals, arranger
  • Mike Allsup – guitar, backing vocals, arranger
  • Jimmy Greenspoon – keyboards, backing vocals, arranger
  • Joe Schermie – bass guitar, backing vocals, arranger
  • Floyd Sneed – drums, backing vocals, arranger  
  • Bill Cooper – engineer
  • Ed Caraeff – photograpy

Track listing:

  1. I Can Hear You Calling – Pentti Glan, Roy Kenner, Hugh Sullivan, Domenic Troiano
  2. One Man Band – Billy Fox, January Tyme, Thomas Jefferson Kaye
  3. I’ll Be Creeping – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers
  4. Fire Eater – Mike Allsup, Jimmy Greenspoon, Joe Schermie, Floyd Sneed
  5. Can’t Get Enough of It – Jimmy Miller, Steve Winwood
  6. Sunlight – Jesse Colin Young
  7. Heavy Church – Alan O’Day
  8. Liar – Russ Ballard
  9. I’ve Got Enough Heartache – Mike Kellie, Gary Wright
  10. Joy to the World – Hoyt Axton

The J. Geils Band: Same

On November 16, 1970, “Atlantic” label released the self-title, debut J. Geils Band (The) album. It was recorded in August 1970, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Dave Crawford and Brad Shapiro.

Personnel:

  • Peter Wolf – lead vocals
  • J. Geils – guitar
  • Seth Justman – piano, organ
  • Magic Dick – harmonica
  • Danny Klein – bass
  • Stephen Jo Bladd – drums, backing vocals
  • Jay Messina, Geoffrey Haslam – engineer
  • Lloyd Ziff – design
  • Stephen Paley – photography
  • Fred Lewis – special assistance

Track listing:

  1. Wait – Seth Justman, Peter Wolf
  2. Ice Breaker (For the Big M) – J. Geils
  3. Cruisin’ for Love – Juke Joint Jimmy (Juke Joint Jimmy is a pseudonym used by The J. Geils Band for group compositions
  4. Hard Drivin’ Man – Peter Wolf, J. Geils
  5. Serves You Right to Suffer – John Lee Hooker
  6. Homework – Otis Rush, Al Perkins, Dave Clark
  7. First I Look at the Purse – Robert Rogers, Smokey Robinson
  8. What You Hurry – Peter Wolf, Seth Justman
  9. On Borrowed Time – Peter Wolf, Set Justman
  10. Pack Fair and Square – Big Walter Price
  11. Sho-Cone – Albert Collins

Paul Kantner: Blows Against the Empire

In November 1970, “RCA Victor” label released “Blows Against the Empire”, the debut Paul Kantner album. It was released under the name Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship, and was the first album to use the “Starship” moniker. It was recorded in 1970, at “Pacific High” and “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Paul Kantner,

Personnel:

  • Paul Kantner – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, bass machine, design
  • Grace Slick – vocals, piano
  • Jerry Garcia – vocals, banjo, lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, sound effects
  • David Crosby – lead and backing vocals, guitar, engineer
  • Peter Kaukonen – lead guitar
  • Jack Casady – bass
  • Harvey Brooks – bass
  • Joey Covington – vocals, drums, congas
  • Bill Kreutzmann – drums
  • Graham Nash – congas, sound effects, backing vocals, engineer
  • Mickey Hart – vocals, percussion, sound effects
  • David Freiberg – backing vocals
  • Phill Sawyer – sound effects
  • Allen Zentz, Pat Leraci, Phill Sawyer, Bob Shoemaker – engineer
  • CCCP – cover
  • Patti Landres – books
  • Jim Goldberg – space, design
  • Tony Nagamuma – title

Track listing:

  1. Mau Mau (Amerikon) – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Joey Covington
  2. The Baby Tree – Rosalie Sorrels
  3. Let’s Go Together – Paul Kantner
  4. A Child Is Coming – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, David Crosby
  5. Sunrise – Grace Slick
  6. Hijack – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Gary Blackman
  7. Home – Paul Kantner, Phil Sawyer, Graham Nash
  8. Have You Seen the Stars Tonight? – Paul Kantner, David Crosby
  9. XM – Paul Kantner, Phil Sawyer, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart
  10. Starship – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick. Marty Balin, Gary Blackman

Charles Lloyd: Moon Man

In November 1970, “Kapp” label released “Moon Man”, the 14th Charles Lloyd album. It was recorded in July 1970, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Charles Lloyd.

Personnel:

  • Charles Lloyd – vocals, tenor saxophone, flute, theremin
  • Ned Doheny – vocals, guitar
  • Michael Cohen – keyboards
  • Kenneth “Ken” Jenkins – bass
  • James Zitro – drums
  • Bob Jenkins – vocals
  • Henry Lewy – engineer
  • Eric Sherman – design concept
  • John C. LePrevost – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Lloyd except where noted.

  1. Moonman I
  2. I Don’t Care What You Tell Me
  3. Sermon – additional lyrics by Bob Jenkins
  4. Sweet Juvenia
  5. Heavy Karma – James Zitro
  6. Hejira: Prayer / Exile / Journey / Hurrikit / Forever
  7. Ship
  8. Moonman II
  9. Crank Dat