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On January 16, 2021.

On January 16, 2021, Harvey Phillip Spector died aged 81. He was musician (guitar, piano), vocalist, songwriter and music producer. He developed music production “Wall of Sound”, he described as “Wagnerian approach to rock and roll”. Spector started the music career as member of the band Teddy Bears, at age of 21 he co-founded “Philles Records” and became the youngest ever US label owner to that point. In the 60’s he wrote songs or produced music for The Ronettes, The Crystals, Ike & Tina Turner, produced Beatles album “Let It Be”, and few solo John Lennon and George Harrison recordings. He also worked with Leonard Cohen, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector, The Wrecking Crew, The Righteous Brothers, and The Ramones. In 1973 Spector won “Grammy Award for Album of the Year” for co-producing Harrison’s “Concert for Bangladesh”, in 1989 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 1997 he was inducted into the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at number 63 on their list of “The Greatest Artists in History”.In 2009, he was convicted for the 2003 murder of the actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison, where he died.

On January 11, 1974.

On January 11, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Hotcakes”, the fourth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in September 1973, at “Producers Workshop” in Los Angeles, and October – November 1973, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, whistle
  • James Taylor – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, horn arrangements and conductor
  • Kenny Ascher – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • Dr. John – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • David Spinozza – electric guitar
  • Bucky Pizzarelli – electric guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – electric guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar
  • Richard Davis – string bass
  • Larry Brean – slap bass 
  • Rick Marotta – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – congas, percussion
  • George Devens – cabasa
  • Paul Buckmaster – string and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Howard Johnson – baritone saxophone, tuba 
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Barry Rogers – trombone 
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Carl Hall – backing vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – backing vocals
  • Todd Graff – backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals
  • Benny Diggs – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Richard Perry – backing vocals
  • Harry Maslin – engineer, remix
  • Bill Schnee – engineer, remix
  • Blasie Castellano – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Vincent Cesi (Push Pin Studios) – art direction, design
  • Ed Caraeff – cover photography
  • Vieri Salvadori – centerfold pgotography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Safe and Sound – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Mind on my Man
  3. Think I’m Gonna Have a Baby
  4. Older Sister
  5. Just Not True
  6. Hotcakes – James Taylor
  7. Misfit
  8. Forever My Love – Carly Simon, James Taylor
  9. Mockingbird – Inez Foxx, Charlie Foxx, James Taylor
  10. Grownup – Carly Simon
  11. Haven’t Got Time for the Pain – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman

On December 22, 1973.

On December 22, 1973, “RCA” label released “Comin’ Atcha”, the fourth Madeline Bell studio album. It was recorded in October 1973 at “Morgan Studios” in London, in December 1973 at “Dormouse Studio” in Sussex, and was produced by John Paul Jones.

Personnel:

  • Madeline Bell – vocals
  • John Paul Jones – keyboards, synthesiser, bass guitar, guitars, backing vocals, engineer
  • Jean-Pierre “Rolling” Azoulay – guitar
  • Barry De Souza, Tony Newman – drums
  • Jim Lawless – percussion
  • Barry St. John, Doris Troy, Jacques Ploquin, Liza Strike, Mo Jones – backing vocals
  • David Katz – conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by John Paul Jones and Madeline Bell, except where noted.

  1. Make a Move
  2. Without You (I Know What I’ll Do)
  3. I’m So Glad
  4. Gram
  5. Another Girl
  6. Comin’ Atcha
  7. Little Ones
  8. I Wanna Be Around (You!!)
  9. Things
  10. That’s What It’s All About

In December 1972.

In December 1972, “RCA Victor” label released “World Woven”, the third Ides of March album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Bob Destocki and Frank Rand.

Personnel:

  • Jim Peterik – vocals, guitar
  • Larry Millas – vocals, guitar, mandolin
  • Dave Arellano – keyboards, flute, strings
  • Bob Bergland – vocals, bass
  • Mike Borch – vocals, drums
  • Chuck Soumar – vocals, trumpet, harp, percussion
  • Brian Christian – recording engineer
  • Richie Schmitt – recording assistant
  • Kinuko Craft – illustrations
  • 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

In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Milestone” label released “Butterfly Dreams”, the second Flora Purim studio album. It was recorded in December 1973, at “fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Flora Purim – vocals, arrangements 
  • George Duke – electric piano, ARP synthesizer, clavinet, piano, arrangements
  • David Amaro – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Stanley Clarke – Fender electric bass, acoustic bass, arrangements
  • Ernie Hood – zither
  • Joe Henderson – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Airto Moreira – drums, percussion
  • Jim Stern – engineering
  • Eddie Bill Harris – engineering
  • David Turner – mastering
  • Anthony Samuel Lane – art direction, design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Dr. Jive Pt. I – Stanley Clarke
  2. Butterfly Dreams – lyrics by Neville Potter, music by Stanley Clarke
  3. Dindi – lyrics by Aloisio de Oliveira, music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  4. Summer Night – Harry Warren, Al Dubin
  5. Love Reborn – lyrics by Flora Purim, music by George Duke
  6. Moon Dreams – lyrics by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, music by Egberto Gismonti
  7. Dr. Jive Pt. II – Stanley Clarke
  8. Light as a Feather – lyrics by Flora Purim, music by Stanley Clarke

On November 26, 1973.

On November 26, 1973, “ECM” label released “Diary”, the second Ralph Towner album. It was recorded in April 1973, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Ralph Towner — twelve-string guitar, classical guitar, piano, gong

Track listing:

All tracks by Ralph Towner except where noted.

  1. Dark Spirit
  2. Entry in a Diary
  3. Images Unseen
  4. Icarus
  5. Mon Enfant – traditional
  6. Odgen Road
  7. Erg
  8. Silence of a Candle

On November 20, 1973.

On November 20, 1973, “Warner Bros” label released “Muscle of Love”, the seventh and final Alice Cooper band studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, “Record Plant” in New York, “The Cooper Mansion” in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Personnel:

  • Alice Cooper – vocals
  • Glen Buxton – lead guitar
  • Michael Bruce – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Dennis Dunaway – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Neal Smith – drums, backing vocals
  • Mick Mashbir – guitar
  • Dick Wagner – guitar
  • Bob Dolin – keyboards, background vocals
  • Paul Prestopino – banjo
  • Dave Libert, Dolly, Stu Daye, Dennis Ferrante, Joe Gannon, The Big Cheese, Liza Minnelli, Labelle, Ronnie Spector, The Pointer Sisters – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo) – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
  2. Never Been Sold Before – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
  3. Head Hearted Alice – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  4. Crazy Little Child – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  5. Working Up a Sweat – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  6. Muscle of Love – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  7. Man With the Golden Gun – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
  8. Teenage lament ’74 – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  9. Woman Machine – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith

On November 1, 1974.

On November 1, 1974, “Swan Song” label released “Silk Torpedo”, the seventh Pretty Things album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Norman Smith.

Personnel:

  • Phil May – lead vocals, percussion
  • Pete Tolson – lead and acoustic guitars, bass
  • Jon Povey – keyboards, harmonica, percussion, backing vocals
  • Gordon John Edwards – bass, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
  • Skip Alan – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jack Green – backing vocals
  • Silver Band – brass
  • Keith Harwood – engineer
  • Hipgnosis – cover art

Track listing:

  1. Dream – Jon Povey
  2. Joey – Phil May
  3. Maybe You Tried – Phil May, Pete Tolson
  4. Atlanta – Phil May, Pete Tolson
  5. L.A.N.T.A. – Phil May, Jon Povey, Norman Smith
  6. It’s Only Love
  7. Come Home Momma – Phil May
  8. Bridge of God – Phil May
  9. Singapore Silk Torpedo – Phil May, Pete Tolson
  10. Belfast Cowboys – Phil May, Jon Povey
  11. Bruise in the Sky – Jon Povey

On October 5, 1973.

On October 5, 1973, “Dawn” label released “Future Legends”, the debut Fruupp studio album. It was recorded in July 1973, at “Escape Studios” in Egerton, Kent, and was produced by Denis Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Peter Farrelly – lead vocals, bass guitar; cover painting
  • Stephen Houston – keyboards, oboe, vocals; arrangements
  • Vincent McCusker – vocals, guitars
  • Martin Foye – drums, percussion
  • Tony Taverner – engineer
  • Michael Rennie – strings conductor
  • Paul Charles – cover concept
  • Marie O’Connell – inside photograph

 Track listing:

All tracks by Vincent McCusker, except where noted.

  1. Future legends
  2. Decision
  3. As Day Breaks with Dawn
  4. Graveyard Epistle – Vincent McCusker, Paul Charles
  5. Lord of the Incubus
  6. Olde Tyme Future
  7. Song for a Thought
  8. Future Legends

On August 24, 1974.

On August 24, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Verities & Balderdash”, the fourth Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Connecticut Recording Studios” in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and was produced by Paul Leka. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – vocals, guitar
  • John Tropea- acoustic guitar, sitar
  • Don Payne – bass
  • Allan Schwartzberg- drums
  • Don Grolnick- piano, electric piano, harpsichord
  • Ron Bacchiocchi – synthesizer
  • Irving Spice – concertmaster
  • George Simms – background vocals
  • Frank Simms- background vocals
  • Dave Kondziela – background vocals
  • Zizi Roberts – female vocals
  • Ron Bacchiocchi – recording engineer
  • Paul Leka – mixing
  • Fred Kewley – mixing
  • Glen Christensen – art direction
  • Shiah Grumet – design
  • Bill Hofman – illustration
  • Ruth Bernal – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin, except where noted.

  1. Cat’s in the Cradle- Sandy Chapin, Harry Chapin
  2. I Wanna Learn a Love Song
  3. Shooting Star
  4. 000 Pounds of Bananas
  5. She Sings Songs Without Words
  6. What Made America Famous?
  7. Vacancy
  8. Halfway To Heaven
  9. Six String Orchestra