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In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Elektra” label released “Valley Hi”, the fourth Ian Matthews album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Countryside Studio”, and was produced by Michael Nesmith.

Personnel:

  • Ian Matthews – vocals, guitar, arranger
  • David Barry – keyboards
  • Jay Lacy – guitar
  • Michael Nesmith – guitar, steel guitar
  • Bobby Warford – guitar
  • Orville J. Rhodes – steel guitar
  • Byron Berline – fiddle
  • Billy Graham – bass, fiddle
  • Danny Lane – drums
  • Fritz Richmond – engineer 
  • Terry Dunavan – engineer
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction
  • Bruce Atkins – artwork
  • Paul Slaughter – photography
  • John Paul Endress – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Matthews, except where noted.

  1. Keep On Sailing
  2. Old Man at the Mill – traditional
  3. Shady Lies – Richard Thompson
  4. These Days – Jackson Browne
  5. Leaving Alone
  6. 7 Bridges Road – Steve Young
  7. Save Your Sorrows
  8. What Are You Waiting For – Randy Newman
  9. Propinquity – Michael Nesmith
  10. Blue Blue Day – Don Gibson

On June 4, 1973.

On June 4, 1973, “Dunhill” label released “A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean”, the third Jimmy Buffett studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Glaser Sound” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Don Gant.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Buffett – lead vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar
  • Steve Goodman – acoustic lead guitar
  • Reggie Young – electric lead guitar
  • Doyle Grisham – pedal Steel guitar
  • Mike Utley – piano
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor – harmonica
  • Shane Keister – Moog synthesizer
  • Vassar Clements – fiddle
  • Ed “Lump” Williams – bass guitar
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Phil Royster – congas
  • Johnny Gimble – fiddle
  • Ferrell Morris – percussion
  • Marvin Gardens – maracas, beer cans
  • Sand Key Chorale (Jimmy Buffett, Don Gant, Buzz Cason) – background voices
  • The Buffets; Carol Montgomery, Diane Harris – background voices

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Buffett, except where noted.

  1. The Great Filling Station Holdup
  2. Railroad Lady – Jimmy Buffett, Jerry Jeff Walker
  3. He Went to Paris
  4. Grapefruit—Juicy Fruit
  5. Cuban Crime of Passion – Jimmy Buffett, Tom Corcoran
  6. Why Don’t We Get Drunk – Marvin Gardens
  7. Peanut Butter Conspiracy
  8. They Don’t Dance Like Carmen No More
  9. I Have Found Me a Home
  10. My Lovely Lady
  11. Death of an Unpopular Poet

In May 1975.

In May 1975, “Milestone” label released “Canyon Lady”, the 17th Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in October 1973, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, US, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Mark Levine – acoustic piano
  • George Duke – electric piano
  • John Heard – double bass
  • Eric Gravatt – drums
  • Carmelo Garcia – timbales
  • Victor Pantoja – congas
  • Francisco Aguabella – congas
  • Julian Priester – trombone
  • Nicholas Tenbroek – trombone
  • Luis Gasca – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Oscar Brashear – trumpet
  • John Hunt – trumpet
  • Hadley Caliman – flute, tenor sax
  • Ray Pizzi – flute
  • Vincent Denham – flute
  • Jim Stern – recording engineer
  • Tony Lane – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Tres Palabras – Osvaldo Farres
  2. Las Palmas – Joe Henderson
  3. Canyon Lady – Mark Levine
  4. All Things Considered – Mark Levine

On May 27, 2016.

On May 27, 2016, “ANTI” label released “Kidsticks”, the seventh Beth Orton album. It was recorded in 2016 and was produced by Andrew Hung and Beth Orton.

Personnel:

  • Beth Orton – vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, mixing
  • Dustin O’Halloran – piano
  • George Lewis Jr. – electric guitar
  • Bram Inscore – bass
  • Chris Taylor – bass, backing vocals
  • Shahzad Ismaily – bass, Moog synthesizer
  • Guillermo E. Brown – drums
  • Lucky Paul Taylor – drums, percussion
  • Szela Thompson – backing vocals
  • Dustin O’Halloran – string arrangements
  • Andrew Hung – drum programming, engineer, mixing
  • David Wrench – mixing
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Trevor Hernandez – design
  • Tierney Gearon – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Beth Orton, music by Andrew Hung and Beth Orton.

  1. Snow
  2. Moon
  3. Petals
  4. 1973
  5. Wave
  6. Dawnstar
  7. Falling
  8. Corduroy Legs
  9. Flesh and Blood
  10. Kidsticks

In May 1974.

In May 1974, “Milestone” label released “The Elements”, the 16th Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in October 1973, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor sax, flute, alto flute
  • Alice Coltrane – piano, harp, tanpura, harmonium
  • Michael White – violin
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler – drums
  • Kenneth Nash – congas, North African Sakara Drum, bells, gong, percussion, flute (3), narrator
  • Baba Duru Oshun – percussion, tabla

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson.

  1. Fire
  2. Air
  3. Water
  4. Earth

On April 23, 1973.

On April 23, 1973, “Columbia” label released “The Tin Man Was a Dreamer”, the second Nicky Hopkins studio album. It was recorded in 1972 – 1973, at “Apple Studios” in London, “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Briggs and Nicky Hopkins.

Personnel:

  • Nicky Hopkins – vocals, piano, organ
  • Chris Rae – acoustic guitar
  • Mike Egan – acoustic guitar
  • Mick Taylor – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Chris Spedding – electric guitar
  • George Harrison – electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Ray Cooper – congas, percussion
  • Prairie Prince – drums
  • Jerry Lynn Williams – vocals
  • Bobby Keys – saxophones
  • Jim Horn – saxophone
  • Jim Price – trumpet
  • Del Newman – string and brass arrangements

Track listing:

Personnel:

All tracks by Nicky Hopkins, except where noted.

  1. Sundown in Mexico
  2. Waiting for the Band
  3. Edward
  4. Dolly – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  5. Speed On – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  6. The Dreamer
  7. Banana Anna – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  8. Lawyer’s Lament – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  9. Shout It Out – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  10. Pig’s Boogie

On March 2, 1973.

On March 2, 1973, “Harvest” label released “ELO 2”, the second  Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) studio album. It was recorded May – October 1972, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Lynne.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne – lead vocals, guitars, Moog synthesizer
  • Bev Bevan – drums, percussion
  • Richard Tandy – piano, harmonium, Moog synthesizer, guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike de Albuquerque – bass, backing vocals
  • Mike Edwards – cello
  • Wilf Gibson – violin
  • Colin Walker – cello
  • Roy Wood – bass, cello
  • Marc Bolan – guitar
  • Carl Wayne – lead vocals
  • Mike Salisbury – art direction
  • Lloyd Ziff – design
  • Marty Evans – photograhpy
  • Al Vandenburg – photograhpy

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne, except where noted.

  1. In Old England Town (Boogie No. 2)
  2. Momma
  3. Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry, Ludwig Van Beethoven
  4. From the Sun to the World (Boogie No. 1)
  5. Kuiama

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