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In September 1973.


In September 1973, “RCA Victor” label released “Where My Heart Is”, the second Ronnie Milsap studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “RCA Victor Studios” in Nashville, and was produced by Tom Collins and Jack Johnson.

Personnel:

  • Ronnie Milsap – vocal, piano
  • The Jordanaires – vocals
  • The Nashville Edition – vocals
  • Al Pachucki, Leslie Ladd – recording
  • Chuck Seitz, Mike Shockley – recording technicians
  • Craig DeCamps – design
  • John Donegan – photography

Track listing:

  1. That Girl That Waits on Tables
  2. I Hate You
  3. You’re Stronger Than Me
  4. Branded Man
  5. Where Love Goes When It Dies
  6. Brothers, Strangers and Friends
  7. (All Together Now) Let’s Fall Apart
  8. Comin’ Down with Love
  9. Pass Me By
  10. You’re Drivin’ Me Out of Your Mind

On September 15, 1971.

On September 15, 1971, “United Artists” label released “Communication”, the third Bobby Womack studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “United Artists Recording Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bobby Womack.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Womack – vocals, guitar, organ, string and horn arrangements
  • Barry Beckett – piano, clavichord, harpsichord, electric piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Jimmy Johnson, Tippy Armstrong – guitar
  • Truman Thomas, Clayton Ivey – keyboards
  • David Hood – bass
  • Roger Hawkins – drums, percussion
  • Ronnie Eades – baritone saxophone
  • Harvey Thompson – tenor saxophone
  • Harrison Calloway – trumpet
  • Dale Quillen – trombone
  • Friendly Womack, Jr., Curtis Womack, Harry Womack, Cecil Womack, Patrice Holloway, Pam Grier, Janice Singleton – backing vocals
  • René Hall – string arrangements
  • John Van Hamersveld – art direction
  • Norman Seeff – photography

Track listing:

  1. Communication – Bobby Womack
  2. Come l’ amore – Bob Hillard, Leon Ware
  3. Fire and Rain – James Taylor
  4. (If You Don’t Want My Love) Give It Back – Bobby Womack
  5. Medley: Monologue / (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Everything is Beautiful – Ray Stevens
  7. That’s the Way I Feel About You – Jimmy Grisby, Joe Hicks, Bobby Womack
  8. Yield Not to Temptation – Horatio Palmer

In August 1971.


In August 1971, “DJM” label released “Nigel Olsson’s Drum Orchestra and Chorus”, the debut Nigel Olsson album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Dick James Studio”, and was produced by Nigel Olsson.

Personnel:

  • Nigel Olsson – vocal, drums, percussion
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar, dobro
  • Caleb Quaye – guitar, keyboards
  • Mick Grabham – guitar, percussion
  • Dee Murray – bass guitar
  • Jeff Titmus, Stuart Epps – percussion
  • Katrhi McDonald – lead and backing vocals
  • Claudia Linnear, Doris Troy, Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Clive Franks – engineer
  • Barry Sherlock – tape operator
  • David Larkham – art direction, design
  • Ian Digby Ovens – photography

Track listing:

  1. Sunshine Looks Like Rain – Caleb Quaye, Mick Grabham, Nigel Olsson
  2. I’m Coming Home – Caleb Quaye, Mick Grabham, Nigel Olsson
  3. Nature’s Way – Randy California
  4. Hummingbird – Leon Russell
  5. Some Sweet Day – Caleb Quaye, Mick Grabham, Nigel Olsson
  6. I Can’t Go Home Again – Gary Wright, Kristina Uppstrom
  7. And I Know in My Heart – Caleb Quaye, Mick Grabham, Nigel Olsson
  8. We’ve Got a Long Way To Go – Ricky Nelson
  9. Wierdhouse – Nigel Olsson
  10. China – Mick Grabham

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “MAM Records” label released “Himself”, the debut Gilbert O’Sullivan album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Audio International Studios” in London, and was produced by Gordon Mills. In 2009, “Hot Press” ranked “Himself” at number 100 on its list of the “250 Greatest Irish Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – vocals, piano
  • Chris Spedding – guitar
  • Herbie Flowers – bass
  • Johnnie Spence – arrangements
  • Peter Rynston – engineer
  • Don Bax – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Gilbert O’Sullivan.

  1. Intro
  2. January Git
  3. Bye-Bye
  4. Permissive Twit
  5. Matrimony
  6. Independent Air
  7. Nothing Rhymed
  8. Too Much Attention
  9. Susan Van Heusen
  10. If I Don’t Get You (Back Again)
  11. Thunder and Lightning
  12. Houdini Said
  13. Doing the Best I Can
  14. Outro

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Stop Your Motor”, the sixth Associations (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Jules Alexander, Larry Ramos, Jim Yester, Richard Thompson, Terry Kirkman, Brian Cole, Ted Bluechel Jr, John Tartaglia, Randy Steirling and Ray Pohlman.

Personnel:

  • Jules Alexander – vocals, lead guitar
  • Larry Ramos – vocals, lead guitar
  • Jim Yester – vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Richard Thompson – keyboards
  • Terry Kirkman – vocals, wind instruments, percussion
  • Brian Cole – vocals, bass, woodwinds
  • Ted Bluechel Jr. – drums, rhythm guitar, bass
  • Michael Shields – engineer
  • Stan Ross – engineer
  • James Metropole – photography
  • Patrick Colecchio – album coordinator

Track listing:

  1. Bring Yourself Home – Ted Bluechel
  2. Funny Kind of Song – Jules Alexander
  3. That’s Racin’ – Terry Kirkman
  4. P.F. Sloan – Jimmy Webb
  5. Silver Morning – Terry Kirkman
  6. It’s Gonna Be Real – Larry Ramos
  7. The First Sound – Terry Kirkman, Richard Thompson
  8. Along the Way – Jim Yester
  9. Traveller’s Guide (Spanish Flyer) – Brian Cole
  10. Seven Virgins – Jimmie Spheeris

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Chrysalis” label released the self-titled, debut Mick Abrahams album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Chris Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Mick Abrahams – vocal, guitar, pedal steel guitar, steel guitar
  • Bob Sargeant – vocal, guitar, piano, organ
  • Walt Monaghan – vocals, bass guitar
  • Ritchie Dharma – drums, percussion, congas
  • John Punter – engineer
  • CCS Associates – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Mick Abrahams, except where noted.

  1. Greyhound Bus
  2. Awake
  3. Winds of Change
  4. Why Do You Do Me This Way – Bob Sargeant
  5. Big Queen
  6. Not To Rearrange – Bob Sargeant
  7. Seasons

In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Reprise” label released “Summer Side of Life”, the seventh Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded December 1970 – April 1971, at “Woodland Sound Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Joseph Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Red Shea – guitar
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Rick Haynes – bass guitar
  • Roy M. “Junior” Huskey – acoustic bass
  • James Rolleston – bass guitar
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass guitar
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey – drums
  • Buddy Harman – drums
  • Jim Isbell – drums
  • David Brown – percussion
  • Farrel Morris – percussion
  • Vassar Clements – violin
  • The Jordanaires (Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews, Hoyt Hawkins, Ray Walker) – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. 10 Degrees and Getting Colder
  2. Miguel
  3. Go My Way
  4. Summer Side of Life
  5. Cotton Jenny
  6. Talking in Your Sleep
  7. Nous Vivons Ensemble
  8. Same Old Loverman
  9. Redwood Hill
  10. Love and Maple Syrup
  11. Cabaret

In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Dunhill” label released the self-titled, debut Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Steve Barri.

Personnel:

  • Dan Hamilton – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Joe Frank Carollo – lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Tom Reynolds – lead and backing vocals, flute solo, vibe solo, keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Goin’ Down – Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter, Arthur Butler
  2. Annabella – Christian Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow
  3. Sweet Pain – Christian Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow
  4. It Takes the Best – Tom Reynolds, Dan Hamilton
  5. Don’t Refuse My Love – Tom Reynolds, Joe Frank Carollo
  6. Long Road – Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter
  7. Don’t Pull Your Love Out – Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter
  8. What Can You Say – Tom Reynolds
  9. Behold – Campbell, James
  10. Young, Wild and Free – Tom Reynolds
  11. Nora – Tom Reynolds

In April 1974.

In April 1974, “Purple Records” label released “First of the Big Bands”, album by Tony Ashton and Jon Lord. It was recorded in November 1971 – late 1973, at “Air Studios” and “Apple Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Ashton and Jon Lord.

Personnel:

  • Tony Ashton – lead vocals, Hammond organ, piano
  • Jon Lord – Hammond organ, piano
  • Mick Clarke – guitars
  • Jim Cregan – guitars
  • Jerry Donahue – guitars
  • Peter Frampton – guitars
  • Pat Donaldson – bass
  • Carmine Appice – drums
  • Terry Cox – drums
  • Ian Paice – drums
  • Cozy Powell – drums
  • Frank Ricotti – percussion, vibraphone
  • Dick Parry – saxophone
  • Howie Casey – saxophone
  • Dave Caswell – trumpet
  • Mike Davis – trumpet
  • John Mumford – trombone
  • Madeline Bell – backing vocals
  • Tony Ferguson – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Helms – backing vocals
  • Kenny Rowe – backing vocals
  • Graham White – backing vocals
  • Jo Ann Williams – backing vocals
  • Roger Willis – backing vocals
  • Martin Birch, Geoffrey Emerick, Alan Harris, John Middleton, John Mills, Bill Price – engineer
  • John Kosh – design
  • Peter Howe – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Ashton and Jon Lord, except where noted.

  1. We’re Gonna Make It
  2. Downside Upside Down
  3. Band of the Salvation Army (including Bringing in the Sheaves)
  4. Silly Boy
  5. Surrender Me – Tony Ashton
  6. Celebration
  7. I Been Lonely – Tony Ashton
  8. Shut Up
  9. Ballad of Mr. Giver – (including a reprise of Celebration)