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On December 13, 1971.

On December 13, 1971, “Apple” label released “Straight Up”, the third Badfinger album. It was recorded May – October 1971, at “Abbey Road Studios”, “AIR Studios” and “Command Studios” in London, and was produced by Todd Rundgren and George Harrison.

Personnel:

  • Pete Ham– lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, piano, organ, harmonica
  • Tom Evans– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, twelve string guitar
  • Joey Molland– lead and backing vocals, rhythm and lead guitar
  • Mike Gibbins– drums, percussion
  • George Harrison– slide guitar, guitar
  • Leon Russell– piano, guitar
  • Bobby Diebold – bass guitar
  • Klaus Voormann– electric piano
  • Bill Collins – accordion
  • Gene Mahon – design
  • Richard DiLello– design, photography
  • Peter Mew, Mike Jarratt – engineer
  • Marcia McGovern – pre-production director
  • Roberta Ballard – production manager

Track listing:

  1. Take It All – Pete Ham
  2. Baby Blue – Pete Ham
  3. Money – Tom Evans
  4. Flying – Tom Evans, Joey Molland
  5. I’d Die Babe – Joey Molland
  6. Name of the Game – Pete Ham
  7. Suitcase – Joey Molland
  8. Sweet Tuesday Morning – Jeoy Molland
  9. Day After Day – Pete Ham
  10. Sometimes – Joey Molland
  11. Perfection – Pete Ham
  12. It’s Over – Tom Evans
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In December 1971.

In December 1971, “MGM” label released “Guilty!” album by Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon. It was recorded  July – September, 1971 at “MGM Studios”, “Wally Heider Studios”, “John Phillips Studio” and with the “Far Out Mobile Unit”, and was produced by  Jerry Goldstein and Eric Burdon.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon – vocals, design
  • Jimmy Witherspoon – vocals
  • Howard Scott, John Sterling – guitar
  • B. Dickerson, Kim Kesterson – bass
  • Lonnie Jordan, Terry Ryan – piano, organ
  • George Suranovich, Harold Brown – drums
  • Papa Dee Allen – congas
  • Bob Mercereau, Lee Oskar – harmonica
  • Charles Miller – tenor saxophone
  • Chris Huston, George Koch, Richard Moore, Stan Agol – engineers

Track listing:

  1. I’ve Been Driftin’ / Once Upon a Time – Jimmy Witherspoon, Eric Burdon
  2. Steam Roller – James Taylor
  3. The Laws Must Change – John Mayall
  4. Have Mercy Judge – Chuck Berry
  5. Going Down Slow – Louis Jimmy Oden
  6. Soledad – Eric Burdon, John Sterling
  7. Home Dream – Eric Burdon
  8. Wicked, Wicked Man – Eric Burdon
  9. Headin’ for Home – Eric Burdon, John Sterling, Kim Kesterson
  10. The Time Has Come – Jimmy Witherspoon, Teddy Edwards

In December 1971.

In December 1971, “Grunt” label released the debut, self-titled Papa John Creach  album. It was recorded in 1971 at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Papa John Creach and Mike Lipskin.

Personnel:

  • Papa John Creach– electric violin, vocals, arranger
  • Greg Adams– trumpet
  • Rufus Anderson – guitar
  • Jack Bonus – saxophone
  • Nick Buck – piano
  • Dave Brown, Jack Casady– bass
  • John Cipollina, Bruce Conte – guitar
  • Joey Covington– drums, congas
  • Jerry Garcia– guitar
  • Mic Gillette– trombone
  • Bobby Haynes – bass
  • Art Hillery – piano, organ
  • Paul Kantner– rhythm guitar
  • Jorma Kaukonen– guitar
  • Mike Lipskin– organ, piano
  • Stan Monteiro – clarinet
  • Skip Olsen – bass
  • Sammy Piazza – drums
  • Douglas Rauch– bass
  • Gregg Rolie– organ
  • Carlos Santana– guitar
  • Peter Sears– bass
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • Tony Smith– drums
  • Bob Wilson – guitar
  • Los Angeles String Section – strings
  • Los Angeles Brass Section – brass
  • Roger Hamilton Spotts – arranger
  • Ken Hopkins – engineer, mixing engineer
  • Peter Granet – engineer
  • Bruce Steinberg – photography
  • Bill Thompson, Acy Lehman – design, concept

Track listing:

  1. The Janitor Drives a Cadillac – Joey Covington
  2. Louis Blues – W.C. Handy
  3. Papa John’s Down Home Blues – Papa John Creach, Roger Spotts
  4. Plunk a Little Funk – Papa John Creach
  5. Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen, Y. Harburg
  6. String Jet Rock – Papa John Creach
  7. Danny Boy – traditional
  8. Human Spring – James Reese, Roger Spotts
  9. Soul Fever – Miles Grayson
  10. Every Time I Hear Her Name – Roger Spotts

In December 1971.

In December 1971, “Ode” label released “Music”, the third Carole King album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, piano, electric piano, electric celeste, backing vocals
  • Ralph Schuckett– organ, electric piano, electric celeste
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • James Taylor– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Charles Larkey – electricand acoustic bass guitar
  • Joel O’Brien, Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Bobbye Hall– congas, bongos, tambourine
  • Teresa Calderon – congas
  • Curtis Amy– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Oscar Brashear– flugelhorn
  • William Green, William Collette, Ernest Watts, Plas Johnson, Mike Altschul – woodwind, flute, saxophone
  • Abigale Haness, Merry Clayton– backing vocals
  • Hank Cicalo– engineer
  • Norm Kinney – assistant engineer
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Chuck Beeson – design
  • Jim McCrary– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Brother, Brother
  2. It’s Going to Take Some Time – Carole King, Toni Stern
  3. Sweet Seasons – Carole King, Toni Stern
  4. Some Kind of Wonderful – Carole King, Gerry Goffin
  5. Surely
  6. Carry Your Load
  7. Music
  8. Song of Long Ago
  9. Brighter
  10. Growing Away from Me
  11. Too Much Rain – Carole King, Toni Stern
  12. Back to California

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Cube” label released “Something To Say”, the third Joe Cocker  studio album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, and was produced by Denny Cordell and Nigel Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Neil Hubbard – guitar
  • Allan Spenner – bass
  • Chris Stainton – piano, organ
  • Jim Keltner, Alan White, Conrad Isidore – drums
  • Felix Falcon – percussion
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah- congas
  • Rick (Alphonso) Alfonso – trumpet
  • Fred Scerbo, Milton Sloane, Jim Horn- saxophone
  • Gloria Jones, Viola Wills, Virginia Ayers, Beverly Gardner – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Cocker and Chris Stainton, except where noted.

  1. Pardon Me Sir
  2. High Time We Went
  3. She Don’t Mind
  4. Black-Eyed Blues
  5. Something to Say – Joe Cocker, Peter Nicholls
  6. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Payne
  7. Do Right Woman (live)- Dan Penn, Chips Moman
  8. Woman to Woman
  9. James Infirmary (live)– Frey Assunto

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Capricorn” label released “Liv”, the second Livingston Taylor studio album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Jon Landau.

Personnel:

  • Livingston Taylor — acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Greg Prestopino — vocals, backing vocals
  • Robert Popwell— bass, guitar
  • Walter Robinson — bass, acoustic bass
  • Johnny Sandlin — bass, guitar
  • Bill Stewart — drums
  • Tommy Talton — acoustic guitar, guitar
  • David Woodford — flute, tenor saxophone, wind
  • George Marino- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Livingston Taylor; except where noted.

  1. Get Out of Bed
  2. May I Stay Around
  3. Open Up Your Eyes
  4. Gentleman
  5. Easy Prey
  6. Be That Way
  7. Truck Driving Man
  8. Mom, Dad
  9. On Broadway – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  10. Caroline
  11. I Just Can’t Be Lonesome No More

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Island” label released “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys”, the fifth Traffic studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Winwood. In 1996, the album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Winwood– lead vocals, guitar, piano, organ
  • Jim Capaldi– lead vocals and backing vocals, percussion
  • Chris Wood– saxophone, flute
  • Ric Grech– bass, violin
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah– percussion
  • Mike Kellie– drums
  • Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Tony Wright– cover art
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Hidden Treasure – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  2. The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi
  3. Light Up or Leave Me Alone – Jim Capaldi
  4. Rock & Roll Stew – Ric Grech, Jim Gordon
  5. Many a Mile to Freedom – Steve Winwood, Anna Capaldi
  6. Rainmaker – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi