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Horslips: The Táin

In December 1973, “Horslips Records” label released “The Táin”, the second Horslips studio album. It was recorded in November 1973, at” Escape Studios”, “Manor Studios”, and was produced by Alan O’Duffy, Jim Lockhart, John Fean, Charles O’Connor, Barry Devlin and Eamon Carr.

Personnel:

  • Jim Lockhart – keyboards, flute, tin whistles, uilleann pipes, backing vocals
  • John Fean – lead and backing vocals, guitars, banjo
  • Charles O’Connor – lead and backing vocals, fiddle, mandolin, concertina
  • Barry Devlin – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Eamon Carr – drums, bodhrán, percussions

Track listing:

  1. Setanta
  2. Maeve’s Court
  3. Charolais
  4. The March
  5. You Can’t Fool the Beast
  6. Dearg Doom
  7. Ferdia’s Song
  8. Gae Bolga
  9. Cú Chulainn’s Lament
  10. Faster Than the Hound
  11. Silver Spear
  12. More Than You Can Chew
  13. The Morrigan’s Dream
  14. Time to Kill

Tir na nOg: Strong in the Sun

On October 26, 1973, “Chrysalis” label released “Strong in the Sun”, the third Tír na nÓg studio album. It was recorded June – August 1973, and was produced by Matthew Fisher.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Condell – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, pottery drums, jaw harp
  • Leo O’Kelly – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, dulcimer, violin
  • Brian Odgers, Dave Markee, Jim Ryan – bass
  • Barry De Souza, Ace Follington, Jeff Jones – drums
  • Matthew Fisher – keyboards, production
  • Geoff Emerick – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Free Ride – Nick Drake
  2. Whitestone Bridge – Sonny Condell
  3. Teesside – Sonny Condell
  4. Cinema – Leo O’Kelly
  5. Strong in the Sun – Leo O’Kelly
  6. The Wind Was High – Leo O’Kelly
  7. In the Morning – Sonny Condell
  8. Love Lost – Leo O’Kelly
  9. Most Magical – Sonny Condell
  10. Fall of Day – Sonny Condell

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and Manuel De Sica: Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis and Manuel De Sica and the Jazz Orschetra

In September 1974, “Pausa” label released “Thad Jones/Mel Lewis and Manuel De Sica and the Jazz Orchestra”, album by Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and Manuel De Sica. It was recorded in September 1973 in London and in July 1974 in Perugia, Italy.

Personnel:

  • Manuel De Sica – composer
  • Thad Jones – flugelhorn
  • Mel Lewis – drums
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals
  • Roland Hanna – piano
  • George Mraz – bass
  • Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone, flute
  • Eddie Xiques – alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Billy Harper – tenor saxophone
  • Ron Bridgewater – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Jim Bossy – trumpet
  • Steve Furtado – trumpet
  • Cecil Bridgewater – trumpet
  • Jimmy Knepper – trombone
  • Quentin Jackson – trombone
  • Billy Campbell – trombone
  • Cliff Heather – trombone

Track listing:

  1. First Jazz Suite – Manuel De Sica
  2. Brasserie
  3. Father
  4. Sing
  5. Ballade
  6. For Life
  7. Little Pixie – Thad Jones

Brownsville Station: Yeah!

In August 1973, “Big Tree” label released “Yeah!”, the third studio Brownsville Station studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Mediasound” in New York City, and was produced by Doug Morris and Eric Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Cub Koda – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Lutz – vocals, bass
  • Henry “H Bomb” Weck – drums
  • Michael Delugg – engineer
  • Beverly Weinstein – art direction
  • Rob Nalli – photography

Track listing:

  1. Question of Temperature – Mike Appel, Ed Schnug, Don Henny
  2. Lightnin’ Bar Blues – Hoyt Axton
  3. Take It or Leave It – H. Cardell
  4. All Night Long – Mike Lutz, Cub Koda
  5. Let Your Yeah Be Yeah – Jimmy Cliff
  6. Sweet Jane – Lou Reed
  7. Love, Love, Love – Terry Knight
  8. Go Out and Get Her – Doug Morris
  9. Barefootin’ – Robert Parker
  10. Smokin’ in the Boy’s Room – Mike Lutz, Cub Koda

Maria Muldaur: Same

In August 1973, “Reprise” label released the self-titled, debut Maria Muldaur album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Warner Bros Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  • Maria Muldaur – vocals
  • Ry Cooder – acoustic guitar
  • Andrew Gold – acoustic guitar
  • David Nichtern – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Clarence White – acoustic guitar
  • David Lindley – Hawaiian guitar
  • Bill Keith – banjo, steel guitar
  • David Grisman – mandolin
  • Dr. John – keyboards, horn arrangements
  • Jim Dickinson – piano
  • Mark T. Jordan – piano
  • Spooner Oldham – piano
  • Greg Prestopino – vocal and background vocals, piano
  • James Gordon – organ, clarinet
  • Chris Ethridge – bass
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Ray Brown – bass
  • Dave Holland – bowed bass
  • Jimmy Calhoun – bass
  • Tommy McClure – bass
  • Freebo – bass
  • Amos Garrett – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • John Boudreaux – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Chris Parker – drums
  • Nick DeCaro – accordion, string arrangements
  • Jerry Jumonville – alto horn, horn arrangements
  • Artie Butler – alto horn, horn arrangements
  • Richard Greene – violin
  • Beryl Marriott – violin
  • Larry Packer – violin, viola
  • Karen Alexander – backing vocals
  • Gloria Jones – backing vocals
  • Ellen Kearney – backing vocals
  • Bettye LaVette – backing vocals
  • Jessica Smith – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Any Old Time – Jimmie Rodgers
  2. Midnight at the Oasis – David Nichtern
  3. My Tennessee Mountain Home – Dolly Parton
  4. I Never Did Sing You a Love Song – David Nichtern
  5. The Work Song – Kate McGarrigle
  6. Don’t You Feel My Leg (Don’t You Get Me High) – Blue Lu Barker, Danny Barker, J. Mayo Williams
  7. Walkin’ One and Only – Dan Hicks
  8. Long Hard Climb – Ron Davies
  9. Three Dollar Bill – Mac Rebennack
  10. Vaudeville Man – Wendy Waldman
  11. Mad Mad Me – Wendy Waldman

Buffalo: Volcanic Rock

In August 1973, “Vertigo” label released “Volcanic Rock”, the second Buffalo studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “United Sound” in Sydney, and was produced by Spencer Lee.

Personnel:

  • Davic Tice – lead vocals
  • John Baxter – guitar
  • Peter Wells – bass
  • Jimmy Economou – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by David John Tice and John Allan Baxter, except where noted.

  1. Sunrise (Come My Way)
  2. Freedom
  3. Till My Death
  4. The Prophet
  5. Intro: Pound of Flesh / Shylock – John Baxter, Pete Wells

George Benson: Body Talk

On August 23, 1973, “CTI” label released “Body Talk”, the eleventh George Benson. It was recorded in July 1973, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead guitar
  • Earl Klugh – rhythm guitar
  • Harold Mabern – electric piano
  • Ron Carter – acoustic bass
  • Gary King – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums
  • Mobutu – percussion, congas
  • Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Gerald Chamberlain – trombone
  • Dick Griffin – trombone
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • John Gatchell – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Waymon Reed – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Pee Wee Ellis – arrangements, conductor
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Bob Ciano – design
  • Pete Turner – photography
  • Steve Salmieri – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Benson, except where noted.

  1. Dance – George Benson, Pee Wee Ellis
  2. When Love Has Grown – Donny Hathaway, Gene McDaniels
  3. Plum
  4. Body Talk
  5. Top of the World

Labelle: Pressure Cookin’

On August 7, 1973, “RCA” label released “Pressure Cookin’”, the third Labelle studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “RCA Studio D” in New York City, and was produced by Vicki Vickham and Stevie Wonder.

Personnel:

  • Patti LaBelle – vocals
  • Nona Hendryx – vocals
  • Sarah Dash – vocals
  • Buzz Feiten, Eddie Martinez, Hank Redd – guitars
  • Leroi Conley – guitars, percussion 
  • Andre Lewis – organ, electric piano, clavinet, bass guitar, drums, percussion, arrangements
  • Luther Eaddy – organ
  • Carmine Rojas – bass guitar
  • Larry Davis, Emry Thomas – drums
  • Daniel Ben Zebulon – percussion
  • Mike Moran, Tom Brown – engineer
  • Roger Williams – artwork, design
  • Bob Gruen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Nona Hendryx, except where noted.

  1. Pressure Cookin’
  2. Medley: Something in the Air / The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Speedy Keen / Gil-Scott Heron
  3. Sunshine (Woke Me Up This Morning)
  4. (Can I Speak Before You Go To) Hollywood
  5. Mr. Music Man
  6. Goin’ On a Holiday
  7. Let Me See You in the Light
  8. Open Up Your Heart – Stevie Wonder
  9. Last Dance

Bobby Womack: Facts of Life

On June 8, 1973, “United Artists” label released “Facts of Life”, the fifth Bobby Womack studio album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Bobby Womack.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Womack – vocals, guitar, string and horn arrangements
  • Dave Turner, Jimmy Johnson, Pete Carr – guitar
  • Barry Beckett, Clayton Ivey – keyboards
  • David Hood, Jerry Masters – bass
  • Roger Hawkins – drums
  • Jerry Masters, Kerry McNab, Christina Hersch, Steve Melton – engineer
  • Mike Salisbury – art direction, design
  • Philip Hays – illustration

Track listing:

  1. Nobody Wants You When You’re Down and Out – James Cox
  2. I’m Through Trying to Prove My Love to You – Bobby Womack
  3. If You Can’t Give Her Love – Clayton Ivey, Phillip Mitchell
  4. That’s Heaven to Me – Sam Cooke
  5. Medley: Holdin’ on to My baby’s Love / Nobody – Bobby Womack, George Jackson, Raymond Moore
  6. Medley: Fact of Life/He’ll Be There When the Sun Goes Down – Bobby Womack
  7. Can’t Stop a Man in Love – George Soulé, Terry Woodford
  8. The Look of Love – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Natural Man – Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Jerry Wexler
  10. All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan