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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

Steve Young: Seven Bridges Road

In January 1972, “Reprise” label released “Seven Bridges Road”, the second Steve Young album. It was recorded in 1971, at ”Fred F. Carter Jr. Studios” in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and was produced by David Briggs.

Personnel:

  • Steve Young – vocals, guitar
  • Pete Drake – steel guitar
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Bobby Thompson – guitar
  • Junior Brown – guitar
  • Ray Edenton – guitar
  • Bob Moore – guitar
  • John Goldthwaite – guitar
  • Dale Sellers – guitar
  • Pete Wade – guitar
  • Jerry Smith – keyboards
  • Josh Graves – dobro
  • Buddy Spicher – fiddle
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • David Briggs – keyboards
  • Fred Carter, Jr. – bass
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass
  • D.J. Fontana – drums
  • William Ackerman – drums
  • Jerry Carrigan – drums
  • Paul Tannen – vocals
  • Ginger Holladay – vocals
  • Mary Holladay – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Young, except where noted.

  1. Seven Bridges Road
  2. My Oklahoma – Cheryl A. Young
  3. The White Trash Song
  4. I Can’t Hold Myself in Line – Merle Haggard
  5. I Begin to See Design – Steve Young, Cheryl A. Young
  6. Long Way to Hollywood
  7. Many Rivers
  8. Lonesome, On’ry and Mean
  9. Come Sit by My Side – Fred Carter Jr.
  10. True Note
  11. Ragtime Blue Guitar
  12. Montgomery in the Rain

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: All the Good Times

In January 1972, “United Artists” label released “All the Good Times”, the sixth Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (The) album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by William E. McEuen.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Hanna – vocals, arranger, arranger
  • Jimmie Fadden – vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums, arranger
  • John McEuen – vocals, guitar, steel guitar, arranger
  • Les Thompson – vocals, bass, guitar, arranger
  • Jim Ibbotson – vocals, drums, guitar, keyboards
  • Randy Scruggs – acoustic guitar
  • Norman Blake – dobro
  • Ellis Padgett – acoustic bass

Track listing:

  1. Sixteen Tracks – Jeff Hanna, Jim Ibbotson
  2. Fish Song – Jimmie Fadden
  3. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) – Hank Williams
  4. Down in Texas – Eddie Hinton
  5. Creepin’ Round Your Back Door – Jimmie Fadden
  6. Daisy – Jim Ibbotson
  7. Slim Carter – Kenny O’Dell
  8. Hoping to Say – David Hanna
  9. Baltimore – Jim Ibbotson
  10. Jamaica Say You Will – Jackson Browne
  11. Do You Feel It Too – Richie Furay
  12. Civil War Trilogy – Walter McEuen
  13. Diggy Liggy Lo – J.D. Miller

The Undisputed Truth: Face to Face With the Truth

In January 1972, “Gordy” label released “Face to Face with the Truth”, the second Undisputed Truth (The) album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Norman Whitfield.

Personnel:

  • Joe “Pep” Harris – lead vocals
  • Billie Rae Calvin – additional lead and backing vocals
  • Brenda Joyce Evans – additional lead and backing vocals
  • Dennis Coffey – lead guitar
  • Melvin Ragin, Robert White, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina – guitar
  • Earl Van Dyke – piano
  • Johnny Griffin – organ
  • James Jamerson – bass
  • Aaron Smith, Richard Allen, Andrew Smith – drums
  • Eddie Brown – bongos, congas
  • Jack Ashford – tambourine, maracas, percussion
  • Jack Brokensha – timpani, vibraphone, bells
  • Norman Whitfield – engineer, mastering, art concept

Track listing:

  1. You Make Your Own Heaven and Hell Right Here on Earth
  2. What It Is
  3. Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World) / Friendship Train
  4. Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
  5. Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me
  6. Don’t Let Him take Your Love from Me
  7. What’s Going On

John Denver: Aerie

On November 28, 1971, “RCA” label released “Aerie”, the fifth John Denver studio album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Milton Okun.

Personnel:

  • John Denver – vocals, 6 and 12-string guitar, arrangements
  • Mike Taylor – guitar, dobro, arrangements
  • Paul Prestopino – banjo, dobro, guitar
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, fiddle, pedal steel guitar
  • Paul Griffin – piano, organ
  • Toots Thielemans – harmonica
  • Richard Kniss – bass, arrangements
  • Gary Chester – drums, percussion
  • Al Rogers – percussion
  • George Marge – woodwind
  • Kenneth Boaz – vocals
  • Paula Ballan – vocals
  • Diane Kniss – vocals
  • Turnpike Tom – vocals
  • Alec White – vocals
  • Mary Angela White – vocals
  • Barbara Carlson – vocals
  • Andromeda Quasar – vocals
  • Bill Danoff – vocals
  • Keith Lane – vocals
  • Candy Ledbetter – vocals
  • Ron Ledbetter – vocals
  • Elizabeth Lindsay – vocals
  • Steve Mandell – vocals
  • Anne Denver – vocals
  • Taffy Nivert – vocals
  • Jim Crotty – recording
  • Ray Hall – recording, mixing
  • Pat Martin – recording technician
  • Gus Mossler – recording technician
  • Tom Brown – recording technician
  • Joe Stelmach – design
  • Pat Benson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Starwood in Aspen – John Denver
  2. Everyday – Buddy Holly, Norman Perry
  3. Casey Last Ride – Kris Kristofferson
  4. City of New Orleans – Steve Goodman
  5. Friends with You – Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert
  6. 60 Second Song for a Bank, with the Phrase “May We Help You Today” – John Denver
  7. Blow Up Your TV (Spanish Pipe Dream) – John Prine
  8. All of My Memories – John Denver
  9. She Won’t Let Me Fly Away – Bill Danoff
  10. Readjustment Blues – Bill Danoff
  11. The Eagle and the Hawk – John Denver, Mike Taylor
  12. Tools – John Denver

Mark Almond: Mark Almond II

In November 1971, “Blue Thumb” label released “Mark Almond II”, the second Mark Almond album. It was recorded in 1971, in San Francisco, Sausalito, London, and Los Angeles and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Jon Mark – lead vocals, classical and 12-string guitars, electric guitar, percussion
  • Tommy Eyre – harmony vocals, concert piano, electric piano, flute, percussion 
  • Johnnie Almond – harmony vocals, soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, vibraphone, flute, percussion
  • Roger Sutton – second and harmony vocals, bass, cello, percussion
  • Dannie Richmond – harmony vocals, drums, percussion
  • Bruce Botnick – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Mark, except where noted.

The Sausalito Bay Suite

  1. The Bridge
  2. The Bay
  3. Solitude
  4. Friends

Journey Through England

  • One Way Sunday
  • Sunset – Roger Sutton
  • Ballad of a Man

Mott the Hopple: Brian Capers

In November 1971, “Island” label released “Brain Capers”, the fourth Mott the Hopple studio album. It was recorded August – September 1971, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mick Ralphs – lead guitar
  • Pete Watts – vocals, bass
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – vocals, drums
  • Verden Allen – vocals, keyboards
  • Jim Price – trumpet 
  • Guy Stevens – piano
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Death May Be Your Santa Claus – Ian Hunter, Verden Allen
  2. Your Own Backyard – Dion DiMucci, Tony Fasce
  3. Darkness, Darkness – Jesse Colin Young
  4. The Journey – Ian Hunter
  5. Sweet Angeline – Ian Hunter
  6. Second Love – Verden Allen
  7. The Moon Upstairs – Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs
  8. The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception – Ian Hunter, Guy Stevens

Jerry Garcia: Garcia

On November 20, 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Garcia”, the debur Jerry Garcia album. It was recorded in July 1971, and was produced by Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Matthews and Betty Cantor.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Garcia – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, piano, organ, samples, vocals, mixing
  • Bill Kreutzmann – drums
  • Bob Matthews – engineer, mixing
  • Betty Cantor – engineer, mixing
  • Ramrod – engineer, mixing, production assistant
  • Bob Seidemann – design, cover photography
  • Herb Greene – Jerry Garcia photography

Track listing:

  1. Deal – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  2. Bird Song – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  3. Sugaree – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  4. Loser – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  5. Late for Supper – Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann
  6. Spidergawd – Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann
  7. Eep Hour – Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann
  8. To Lay Me Down – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia
  9. An Odd Little Place – Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann
  10. The Wheel – Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann

Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

On November 7, 1972, “Atlantic” label released “The Divine Miss M”, the debut Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Ahmet Ertegun, Barry Manilow. Geoffrey Haslam and Joel Dorn. The album was certified Platinum in US and Canada.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead vocals
  • Dickie Frank – guitar
  • David Spinozza – guitars
  • Don Arnone – guitar
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • Barry Manilow – piano
  • Pat Rebillot – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass guitar
  • Michael Federal – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Milt Hinton – bass
  • Ted Sommer – drums
  • Ray Lucas – drums
  • Kevin Ellman – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion instruments
  • Cissy Houston – backing vocals
  • Tender Loving Care (Renelle Broxton, Diedre Tuck, Beverly McKenzie) – backing vocals
  • Gail Kantor – backing vocals
  • Melissa Manchester – backing vocals
  • Merle Miller – backing vocals
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Thom Bell – horn and string arrangements
  • Barry Manilow – arranger, conductor
  • William S. Fischer – string arrangement
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements
  • Lew Hahn – engineer
  • Richard Amsel – illustration
  • Richard Mantel – art direction, design
  • Kenn Duncan – photography
  • Geoffrey Haslam, Lew Hahn, Bob Liftin – remix

Track listing:

  1. Do You Want to Dance – Bobby Freeman
  2. Chapel of Love – Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
  3. Superstar – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. Daytime Hustler – Jeff Kent
  5. Am I Blue – Harry Akst, Grant Clarke
  6. Friends (Session 1) – Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart
  7. Hello in There – John Prine
  8. Leader of the Pack – George Morton, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  9. Delta Dawn – Larry Collins, Alex Harvey
  10. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Don Raye, Hughie Prince
  11. Friends (Session 2) – Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart

Crabby Appleton: Rotten to the Core!

In October 1971, “Elektra” label released “Rotten to the Core!”, the second Crabby Appleton studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Elektra Sound Recorders”, and was produced by Robert W. Zachary Jr.

Personnel:

  • Michael Fennelly – vocals, guitar
  • Casey Foutz – keyboards
  • Hank Harvey – bass
  • Phil Jones – drums
  • Flaco Falcon – congas, timbales
  • David Grisman – mandolin
  • Byron Berline – fiddle
  • The Blackberries – backing vocals
  • Bruce Morgan – engineer, mixing
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction, design
  • Peter Read Miller – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Fennelly.

  1. Smokin’ in the Mornin’
  2. Tomorrow’s a New Day
  3. It’s so Hard
  4. Makes No Difference
  5. You Make Me Hot
  6. One More Time
  7. Lucy
  8. Paper To Write On
  9. Lookin’ for Love
  10. Love Can Change Everything
  11. Gonna Save You (From That)