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On April 15, 1971.

On April 15, 1971, “ECM” label released “A.R.C.”, the eight Chick Corea album. It was recorded in January 1971, at “Tonstudio Bauer” in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Chick Corea– piano
  • David Holland– bass
  • Barry Altschul– drums, percussion
  • Kurt Rapp – engineer
  • B & B Wojirsch – design

Tracks listing:

All tracks by Chick Corea except where noted.

  1. Nefertiti – Wayne Shorter
  2. Ballad for Tillie – Barry Altschul, Chick Corea, David Holland
  3. R.C.
  4. Vedana – Dave Holland
  5. Thanatos
  6. Games

 

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 March 11, 1972.

On March 11, 1972, “Elektra” label released “Heads & Tales”, the debut Harry Chapin album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jac Holzman.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Chapin– keyboards
  • Ronald Palmer – vocals, guitar
  • John Wallace– vocals, bass
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, percussion
  • Tim Scott – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin.

  1. Could You Put Your Light On, Please
  2. Greyhound
  3. Everybody’s Lonely
  4. Sometime, Somewhere Wife
  5. Empty
  6. Taxi
  7. Any Old Kind of Day
  8. Dogtown
  9. Same Sad Singer

 

 

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

 

In February 1972.

In February 1972, “Sovereign Records” label released the self-titled, debut Flash studio album. It was recorded in November 1971, at “De lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Derek Lawrence.

Personnel:

  • Peter Banks– electric, acoustic and Spanish guitars, ARP synthesizer, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Colin Carter – lead vocals, percussion, arrangements
  • Ray Bennett – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, arrangements
  • Mike Hough – voice, drums, percussion, cymbals, arrangements
  • Tony Kaye– ARP synthesizer, Hammond organ, piano
  • Martin Birch– engineer
  • Maurice Tate – artwork
  • Barry Wentzell – photography
  • Hipgnosis– design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Small Beginnings – Peter Banks, Colin Carter
  2. Morning Haze – Ray Bennett
  3. Children of the Universe – Ray Bennett
  4. Dreams of Heaven – Peter Banks, Colin Carter
  5. The Time it Takes – Peter Banks, Colin Carter

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

On November 29, 1971.

On November 29, 1971, “Vertigo” label released “Released”, the second Jade Warrior studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Nova Sound’ in London, and was produce by Tony Duhig and Jon Field.

Personnel:

  • Jon Field – flutes, percussion
  • Tony Duhig – guitars
  • Glyn Havard – vocals, bass
  • Allan Price – drums
  • Dave Connors – tenor and alto saxophones
  • Richard Dodd -engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Duhig, Jon Field, and Glyn Havard.

  1. Three-Horned Dragon King
  2. Eyes on You
  3. Bride of Summer
  4. Water Curtain Cave
  5. Minnamoto’s Dream
  6. We Have Reason to Believe
  7. Barazinbar
  8. Yellow Eyes