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In July 1971.

In July 1971, “A&M” label released “From the Witchwood”, the fourth Strawbs album. It was recorded February – March 1971, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Personnel:

  • Dave Cousins– lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, dulcimer, banjo, recorder
  • Tony Hooper– lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, autoharp, tambourine
  • Rick Wakeman– piano, organ, celeste, mellotron, Moog synthesizer, clavinet, harpsichord
  • John Ford– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Richard Hudson– lead and backing vocals, drums, sitar
  • Bill Price– engineer
  • Alan Harris – engineer
  • John Punter– engineer
  • Chris Michie – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Cousins, except where noted.

  1. A Glimpse of Heaven
  2. Witchwood
  3. Thirty Days – John Ford
  4. Flight – Richard Hudson
  5. The Hangman and the Papist
  6. Sheep
  7. Cannon Dale – Richard Hudson
  8. The Shepherd’s Song
  9. In Amongst the Roses
  10. I’ll Carry On beside You

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “Monument” label released “The Silver Tongued Devil and I”, the second Kris Kristofferson studio album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by Fred Foster.

Personnel:

  • Kris Kristofferson – vocals, guitar
  • The Lady (Joan Baez) – vocal
  • Jerry Kennedy, Jerry Shook, Chris Gantry– guitar
  • Norbert Putnam, Bobby Dyson, Billy Swan– bass
  • Jerry Carrigan– drums
  • David Briggs, Donnie Fritts– keyboards
  • Norman Blake– dobro
  • Charlie McCoy– harmonica, vibes, trumpet
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Billy Swan, Donnie Fritts, Rita Coolidge– vocals
  • Bergen White – arrangements
  • Gene Eichelberger – engineer
  • Tommy Strong – engineer
  • Mort Thomasson – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kris Kristofferson, except where noted.

  1. The Silver Tongued Devil and I
  2. Jody and the Kid
  3. Billy Dee
  4. Good Christian Soldier – Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare
  5. Breakdown (A Long Way Home)
  6. Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
  7. The Taker – Kris Kristofferson, Shel Siverstein
  8. When I Loved Her
  9. The Pilgrim, Chapter 33
  10. Epitaph (Black and Blue) – Kris Kristofferson, Donnie Fritts

On July 1, 2005.

On July 1, 2005, Renaldo “Obie” Benson died aged 69. He was singer and songwriter, best known as a founding member and the bass singer of the Four Tops, a band that sold over 50 million records and had hits including “Reach Out (I’ll be There)” and “I Can’t Help Myself”. In 1971 Benson co-wrote “What’s Going On” for Marvin Gaye and song that “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked at no. 4 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

On July 1, 1971.

On July 1, 1971, “Embryo Records” label released “Push Push”, the 56th Herbie Mann album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Mann – flute, saxophone
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • David Spinozza- guitar
  • Gene Bianca – harp
  • Richard Tee- piano, electric piano, organ
  • Chuck Rainey – bass
  • Jerry Jemmott – bass
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass
  • Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • Ralph MacDonald- percussion

Track listing:

  1. Push Push – Herbie Mann
  2. What’s Going On – Renaldo Benson, Alfred Cleveland, Marvin Gaye
  3. Spirit in the Dark – Aretha Franklin
  4. Man’s Hope – traditional, arrangement by Herbie Mann, based on “Hatikvah”
  5. If – David Gates
  6. Never Can Say Goodbye – Clifton Davis
  7. What’d I Say – Ray Charles

 

 

In June 1972.

In June 1972, “United Artists” label released “Blues Roots”, the fourth Ike Turner album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Bolic Sound” in Inglewood, California, and was produced by Gerhard Augustin and Ike Turner.

Personnel:

  • Ike Turner – vocals, guitar, arranger, engineer
  • Berry Keene – engineer
  • John Mills – engineer
  • Jim Saunders – engineer
  • Steve Waldman – engineer
  • Jon Echevarrieta – design
  • Mike Salisbury – design
  • Norman Seeff – art direction, photography
  • T. Vinson – cover illustration
  • Frederic Valentine – cover photography
  • John Tobler – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. You’re Still My Baby – Chuck Willis
  2. Tacks in My Shoes – Ike Turner
  3. The Things I Used To Do (I Don’t Do Anymore) – Eddie Jones
  4. Goin’ Home – L. Jennings, J.L. Lattaker
  5. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
  6. Right On – Ike Turner
  7. Think – Ike Turner
  8. Rockin’ Blues – Booker Lee
  9. That’s Alright
  10. My Babe – Willie Dixon
  11. Broken Hearted – Jean Tucker
  12. If You Love Me Like You Say – Ike Turner

 

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Columbia” label released “Bird on a Wire”, the sixth Tim Hardin album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Ed Freeman and Bob Devere.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Joe Zawinul– keyboards
  • Warren Bernhardt– keyboards
  • Sam T. Brown – guitar
  • Bill Chelf – keyboards
  • Ed Freeman – guitar, string and horn arrangements
  • Monte Dunn – guitar
  • Steve Haas – drums, percussion
  • Paul Hornsby– keyboards
  • Bill Keith– pedal steel guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Glen Moore– bass
  • Richard Bock – cello
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Ralph MacDonald– drums, percussion
  • Natoga – drums, percussion
  • Alphonse Mouzon– drums, percussion
  • Mike Mainieri– vibraphone, background vocals
  • Canby Singers – background vocals
  • Robert Popwell– bass
  • Rob Rothstein– bass
  • Joe Rudd – guitar
  • Bill Stewart – drums, percussion
  • Gilles Malkine – guitar
  • Ralph Towner– guitar
  • Miroslav Vitouš– bass
  • Collin Walcott– vibraphone, background vocals
  • Jim Greene, Lacy O’Neal, Doug Pomeroy – engineer
  • Lous Schlossberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hardin, except where noted.

  1. Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen
  2. Moonshiner – traditional
  3. Southern Butterfly
  4. A Satisfied Mind – Joe Hayes, Jack Rhodes
  5. Soft Summer Breeze
  6. Hoboin’ – John Lee Hooker, Joe Josea
  7. Georgia on My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  8. Andre Johray
  9. If I Knew
  10. Love Hymn

 

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Atlantic” label released “Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata”, the 19th Rahsaan Roland Kirk album. It was recorded January – February 1971, at “Regent Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joel Dorn.

Personnel:

  • Roland Kirk – tenor saxophone,  manzello,  stritch,  clarinet, flute, black mystery pipes, harmonium, piccolo, bass drum, thundersheet, cymbals, bells, music box, palms, timpani, gong, bird sounds
  • Maurice McKinley – drums, congas
  • Joe Habad Texidor – tambourine, triangle, washboard, thundersheet
  • Sonelius Smith – piano
  • Bob Liftin – engineer
  • Lewis Hahn – engineer, mixing
  • Joel Dorn – liner notes
  • Prince Givens – artwork
  • Loring Eutemey – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Rahsaan Roland Kirk except where noted.

  1. Something for Trane That Trane Could Have Said
  2. Island Cry
  3. Runnin’ from the Trash
  4. Day Dream – Duke Ellington, John Latouche, Billy Strayhorn
  5. The Ragman and the Junkman Ran from the Businessman They Laughed and He Cried
  6. Breath-A-Thon
  7. Rahsaanica
  8. Raped Voices
  9. Haunted Feelings
  10. Prelude Back Home
  11. Dance of the Lobes
  12. Harder and Harder Spiritual
  13. Black Root (Back to the Root)

On June 11, 1971.

On June 11, 1971, “Chrysalis” label released “Broken Barricades”, the fifth Procol Harum studio album. It was recorded February – March 1971, at “AIR” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Gary Brooker– vocals, piano
  • Robin Trower– lead vocals, guitar
  • Chris Copping– bass, organ
  • J. Wilson– drums
  • John Punter– engineer
  • C.S. Associates – artwork, design
  • Pete Sanders – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Keith Reid, all music as noted.

  1. Simple Sister – Gary Brooker
  2. Broken Barricades – Gary Brooker
  3. Memorial Drive – Robin Trower
  4. Luskus Delph – Gary Brooker
  5. Power Failure – Gary Brooker
  6. Song for a Dreamer – Robin Trower
  7. Playmate of the Moon – Gary Brooker
  8. Poor Mohammed – Robin Trower

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Warner Music” label released “It Ain’t Easy”, the fifth Long John Baldry album. It was recorded December 1970 – February 1971, at “Morgan Studios” and “IBC Studios” in London, and was produced by Elton John and Rod Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Long John Baldry – vocals, 12-string guitar
  • Maggie Bell– vocals
  • Elton John– organ, piano
  • Ron Wood– guitar, 12-string guitar
  • Alan Skidmore– tenor saxophone
  • Lesley Duncan, Tony Hazzard, Doris Troy, Tony Burrows, Kay Garner, Liza Strike – background vocals
  • Sam Mitchell – dobro, guitar, slide guitar
  • Caleb Quaye– guitar
  • Joshua M’Bopo – guitar
  • Ray Jackson– mandolin
  • Madelene Bell – tambourine
  • Ian Armitt – piano
  • Ricky Brown – bass guitar
  • Dave Glover – bass guitar
  • Mick Waller– drums
  • Roger Pope – drums
  • Lesley Duncan – chorus caster
  • Jimi Horowitz – executive producer
  • Ed Thrasher– art director
  • Judith Sims – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Intro: Conditional Discharge – Long John Baldry, Ian Armitt
  2. Don’t Try to Lay No Boogie-Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll – Jeff Thomas
  3. Black Girl – traditional, Lead Belly
  4. It Ain’t Easy – Ron Davies
  5. Morning, Morning – Tuli Kupferberg
  6. I’m Ready – Willie Dixon
  7. Let’s Burn Down the Cornfield – Randy Newman
  8. Rubin – Lesley Duncan
  9. Rock Me When He’s Gone – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  10. Flying – Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Ohr” label released self – titled, debut Ash Ra Tempel album. It was recorded in March 1971 and was produced by Conny Plank.

Personnel:

  • Manuel Göttsching- vocals, electric guitar, electronics
  • Hartmut Enke- bass guitar
  • Klaus Schulze- drums, percussion, electronics

Track listing:

  1. Amboss
  2. Traummaschine