Tag Archives: 1972

Potliquor: Louisiana Rock & Roll

In January 1973, “Janus” label released “Louisiana Rock & Roll”, the third Potliquor album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Deep South Recording Studio” in New Orleans, and was produced by Jim Brown.

Personnel:

  • Les Wallace – vocals, guitars
  • George Ratzlaff – vocals, keyboards
  • Guy Schaeffer – vocals, bass guitar
  • Leon Medica – vocals, bass guitar
  • Jerry Amoroso – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Cy Frost – piano, clavinet, Moog synthesizer, horn and string arrangements
  • Glenn Spreen – horn and string arrangements
  • Lee Fortier – horns
  • Art DeCesare – horns
  • Bud Brasher – horns
  • Pete Verbois – horns
  • Bill Ludwig – horns
  • Nick Rousse – horns
  • Charlie Depuy – horns
  • Uncle Buck Wood – fiddle
  • Gail and David Amoroso – handclaps
  • Strings on “For You” – a combined section of the New Orleans Symphony and Baton Rouge Symphony
  • Cy Frost – recording, production consultant
  • Peter Granet – remix
  • F. Alessandrini – artwork
  • Dawn Studios – album cover design
  • Mia Krinsky – album coordination
  • J. W. deBuys – photography
  • Bob Scerbo – production coordinator

Track listing:

  1. You Can’t Get There from Here – Casey Kelly
  2. Waitin’ for Me at the River – George Ratzlaff
  3. Taj and Jimmy’s Blues – Taj Mahal, Al Smith, Jimmy Reed
  4. Rip It Up – Marascalco Blackwell
  5. H – Lee Wallace, Lauretta Wallace
  6. Louisiana Rock ’n’ Roll – George Ratzlaff
  7. St. Jude’s Blues – Jerry Amoroso
  8. Born Under a Bad Sign – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  9. Guitar Boogie – George Ratzlaff
  10. For You – Les Wallace

Quintessence: Indweller

In December 1972, “RCA” label released “Indweller”, the fifth and final studio Quintessence studio album. It was recorded in July 1972, at “Morgan” in London, and was produced by Allan Mostert, Raja Ram, Sambhu Babaji and Jake Milton.

Personnel:

  • Allan Mostert – lead guitar
  • Raja Ram – flute
  • Sambhu Babaji – bass guitar
  • Jake Milton – drums

Track listing:

  1. Jesus My Life
  2. Butterfly Music
  3. It’s All the Same
  4. Indweller
  5. Holy Roller
  6. Portable Realm
  7. Sai Baba
  8. On the Other Side of the Wall
  9. Dedication
  10. Bliss Trip
  11. Mother of the Universe

Ronnie Foster: Sweet Revival

In December 1972, “Blue Note” label released “Sweet Revival”, the second Ronnie Foster studio album. It was recorded in December 1972, at “Generation Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Horace Ott.

Personnel:

  • Ronnie Foster – organ
  • David Spinozza, John Tropea – electric guitar
  • Wilbur Bascomb Jr. – electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Ernie Hayes – electric piano
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Horace Ott – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Ronnie Foster, except where noted.

  1. Sweet Revival – Joe Sample
  2. Lisa’s Love
  3. Back Stabbers – Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead
  4. Me and Mrs. Jones – Kenny Hamble, Cary Gilbert, Leon Huff
  5. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  6. Where Is the Love – Ralph McDonald, William Salter
  7. Some Neck
  8. It’s Just Gotta Be That Way – Wayne Henderson
  9. Superwoman – Stevie Wonder
  10. Inot

Black Ivory: Baby, Won’t You Change Your Mind

In December 1972, “Today Records” and “Perception Records” labels released “Baby, Won’t You Change Your Mind”, the second Black Ivory studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Patrick Adams and David Jordan.

Personnel:

  • Leroy Burgess – vocals
  • Stuart Bascombe – vocals
  • Russell Patterson – vocals
  • Patrick Adams – arranger, mixing
  • Eddie Korvin – engineer, mixing
  • David Jordan – mixing
  • Fred Stark – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Patrick Adams and David Jordan, except where noted.

  1. Baby Won’t You Change Your Mind
  2. Just Leave Me Some
  3. Push Come to Shove
  4. Time Is Love
  5. Spinning Around – David Jordan, June Anderson, Patrick Adams
  6. If I Could Be a Mirror
  7. It’s Time to Say Goodbye
  8. One Way Ticket to Loveland
  9. No It’s And’s or But’s
  10. Wishful Thinking

Ides of March: World Woven

In December 1972, “RCA Victor” label released “World Woven”, the third Ides Of March studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Bob Destocki and Frank Rand.

Personnel:

  • Jim Peterik – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Larry Millas – guitar, mandolin
  • Dave Arellano – keyboards, flute, strings
  • Bob Bergland – vocals, bass
  • Mike Borch – vocals, drums
  • Chuck Soumar – vocals, trumpet, harp, percussion
  • Brian Christian – recording
  • Richie Schmitt – recording
  • Kinuko Craft – cover illustration
  • Marc Hauser – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Peterik.

  1. Mother America
  2. Baby’s Gonna Grow
  3. Diamond Fire
  4. Children
  5. Mellow Your Soul
  6. Landlady
  7. Flip Side
  8. Colorado Morrow
  9. All Join Hands

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

The Bar Keys: Money Talks

In October 1976, “Stax” label released “Money Talks”, the eighth Bar Key (The) album. It was recorded 1972 – 1975, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Allen Jones.

Personnel:

  • Larry Dodson – lead vocals
  • Llyod Smith – guitar
  • Winston Stewart – keyboards, synthesizer
  • James Alexander – bass
  • Michael Beard – drums
  • Bill Summers – percussion, congas
  • Ralph McDonald – percussion
  • Harvey Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Allen – trumpet
  • Dale Warren – arrangements
  • Robert Jackson, William C. Brown III – engineer
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Phil Carroll – art direction 
  • Dennis Gassner – design
  • Brian Zick – illustration
  • William R. Eastabrook – photography

Track listing:

  1. Holy Ghost
  2. Feelin’ Alright
  3. Monster
  4. Money Talks
  5. Mean Mistreater
  6. Holy Ghost (Reborn)

Stanley Turrentine: Cherry

In September 1972, “CTI” label released “Cherry”, the 36th Stanley Turrentine album. It was recorded in May 1972, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Milt Jackson – vibraphone
  • Cornell Dupree – guitar
  • Bob James – piano, electric piano, arranger
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Weldon Irvine Jr. – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Speedball – Lee Morgan
  2. I Remember You – Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger
  3. The Revs – Milt Jackson
  4. Sister Sanctified – Weldon Irvine
  5. Cherry – Ray Gilbert, Don Redman
  6. Introspective – Weldon Irvine