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On January 18, 1975.

On January 18, 1975, “Columbia” label released “Native Dancer”, the fifteenth Wayne Shorter album. It was recorded in September 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Price and Rob Fraboni.

Personnel:

  • Wayne Shorter – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Milton Nascimento – vocals, guitar
  • David Amaro – guitar
  • Jay Graydon – guitar
  • Herbie Hancock – piano, keyboards
  • Wagner Tiso – organ, piano
  • Dave McDaniel – bass
  • Robertinho Silva – drums
  • Airto Moreira – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Ponta de Areia – Milton Nascimento
  2. Beauty and the Beast – Wayne Shorter
  3. Tarde – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  4. Miracle of the Fishes – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  5. Diana – Wayne Shorter
  6. From the Lonely Afternoons – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
  7. Ana Maria – Wayne Shorter
  8. Lilia – Milton Nascimento
  9. Joanna’s Theme – Herbie Hancock

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 November 29, 2001.

On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died aged 58. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, and music and movie producer, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beatles. His interest in folk music and especially in Indian music had serious influence on the band’s Hindu-aligned spirituality in the later years. Some of his songs composed for the band include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. After The Beatles broke-up in 1970, Harrison released the album “All Things Must Pass” which included the track “My Sweet Lord”, his most successful single, and the first solo single by any member of The Beatles that sold over million copies. In 1971, together with Ravi Shankar he organized “Concert for Bangladesh”, the first big benefit concert in the music history. In 1974, Harrison founded the music label “Dark Horse Records”, and co-founded movie label “Hand Made Films” in 1978. In 1988, with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, he co-founded the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. As a guitarist he recorded for Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, and Tom Petty. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Harrison at number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 1988, as a member of The Beatles he was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2004, posthumously for his solo career. As a solo artist, Harrison released twelve studio and two live albums.

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Scepter Records” label released “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)”, the debut B.T. Express album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Jeff Lane and Trade Martin.

Personnel:

  • Barbara Joyce – lead vocals
  • Bill Risbrook – saxophone
  • Billy Nichols – guitar
  • Carlos Ward – saxophone, flute
  • Dennis Rowe – percussion
  • Leslie Ming – drummer
  • Louis Risbrook – lead vocal
  • Terrell Woods – drums
  • Wesley Hall Jr.- lead guitar, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Express
  2. If It Don’t Turn You On
  3. Once You Get It
  4. Everything Good To You
  5. Mental Telepathy
  6. Do It (Till You’re Satisfied)
  7. Do You Like It
  8. That’s What I Want For You Baby
  9. This House Is Smokin’

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Caroline” label released “Lady June’s Linguistic Leprosy”, the debut Lady June (June Campbell Cramer) album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by David Vorhaus.

Personnel:

  • Lady June – vocals
  • Kevin Ayers – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Brian Eno – vocals, electronic guitar, bass, imminent, linearment, lunar lollipops
  • Pip Pyle – drums
  • Martha – vocals
  • David Vorhaus – kaleidophone, mix
  • Jakob Klasse – piano
  • Kim Solomon – piano

Track listing:

All music by June Campbell Cramer, all music by Kevin Ayers except where noted.

  1. Some Day Silly Twenty Three
  2. Reflections
  3. Am I? – Kim Solomon
  4. Everythingsnothing
  5. Tunion
  6. The Tourist
  7. Bars
  8. The Letter
  9. Mangel/Wurzel
  10. To Whom It May Not Concern
  11. Optimism – Brian Eno
  12. Touch Downer

On November 18, 1974.

On November 18, 1974, “Purple” label released “The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast”, the second Roger Glover album. It is a concept album based on the children’s poem of a similar title. It was recorded in 1974, at “Kingsway Recorders” in London, and was produced by Roger Glover, and Alan G. Rainer.

Personnel:

  • Roger Glover – bass guitar, synthesizer, piano, guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Ian Gillan – vocals
  • Tony Ashton – vocals
  • Helen Chappelle – vocals
  • David Coverdale – vocals
  • Ronnie James Dio – vocals
  • John Goodison – vocals
  • John Gustafson – vocals
  • Jimmy Helms – vocals
  • Glenn Hughes – vocals
  • Judi Kuhl – vocals, backing vocals
  • Neil Lancaster – vocals
  • John Lawton – vocals
  • Micky Lee Soule – vocals
  • Barry St. John – vocals
  • Liza Strike – vocals
  • Kay Garner – backing vocals
  • Joanne Williams – backing vocals
  • Jon Lord – piano
  • Mike Moran – piano
  • Ann Odell – piano
  • Eddie Hardin – vocals, background vocals, keyboards
  • Ray Fenwick – guitar
  • Eddie Jobson – violin
  • Chris Karan – tabla
  • Robin Thompson – bassoon
  • Nigel Watson – saw
  • Jack Emblow – accordion
  • Michael Giles – drums
  • Les Binks – drums
  • The Mountain Fjord Orchestra led by David Woodcock and conducted by Martin Ford, John Bell and Del Newman
  • The album cover design is from Alan Aldridge‘s design for a 1973 book based on the poem “The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast”

Track listing:

All tracks by Roger Glover, except where noted.

  1. Dawn
  2. Get Ready
  3. Saffron Dormouse and Lizzy Bee
  4. Harlequin Hare – Roger Glover, Ronnie James Dio, Micky Lee Soule
  5. Old Blind Mole
  6. Magician Moth
  7. No Solution
  8. Behind the Smile
  9. Fly Away
  10. Aranea
  11. Sitting in a Dream
  12. Waiting
  13. Sir Maximus Mouse
  14. Dreams of Sir Bedivere
  15. Together Ahain – Roger Glover, Ronnie James Dio, Micky Lee Soule
  16.  Watch Out for the Bat
  17. The Feast
  18. Love is All – Roger Glover, Eddie Hardin, Ronnie James Dio
  19. Homeward – Roger Glover, Eddie Hardin

On November 14, 2000.

On November 14, 2000, “Snapper” label released “Head First”, the tenth and final Badfinger studio album. It was recorded December 1974–January 1975, at “Apple Studios” in London, and was produced by Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise.

Personnel:

  • Pete Ham – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Tom Evans – vocals, bass, synthesizer
  • Bob Jackson – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mike Gibbins – vocals, drums, percussion

Personnel

  1. Lay Me Down
  2. Turn Around
  3. Keep Believing
  4. Rockin’ Machine
  5. Passed Fast
  6. Saville Row
  7. Moonshine
  8. Rock and Roll Contract
  9. Back Again
  10. Hey, Mr. Manager

On November 9, 1974.

On November 9, 1974, “Dawn” label released “The Prince of Heaven’s Eyes”, the third Fruupp studio album. It was recorded August – September 1974, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Farrelly, Stephen Houston, Vincent McCusker, and Martin Foye.

Personnel:

  • Peter Farrelly – lead vocals, bass guitar, flute
  • Stephen Houston – vocals, keyboards, oboe
  • Vincent McCusker – vocals, guitars
  • Martin Foye – drums, percussion
  • Roger Quested – engineer
  • Paul Charles – story
  • Martin Cropper – art direction
  • Graham Marsh – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephen Houston, except where noted.

  1. It’s All Up Now
  2. Prince of Darkness
  3. Jaunting Car
  4. Annie Austere
  5. Knowing You – Vincent McCusker
  6. Crystal Brook – Vincent McCusker
  7. Seaward Sunset
  8. The Perfect Wish

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 13, 1974.

On October 13, 1974, “CTI” label released “Bad Benson”, the twelve George Benson album. It was recorded April – June 1974, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – guitar
  • Phil Upchurch – guitar, electric bass, percussion, musical concept
  • Kenny Barron – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Garnett Brown, Warren Covington, Wayne Andre – trombone
  • Paul Faulise – bass trombone
  • Alan Rubin, Joe Shepley, John Frosk – trumpet
  • Phil Bodner – English horn, clarinet, alto flute
  • George Marge – English horn, flute, piccolo flute
  • Ray Beckenstein – flute
  • Al Regni – flute, clarinet
  • Brooks Tillotson, Jim Buffington – French horn
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken, Frank Levy, Jesse Levy, Paul Tobias, Seymour Barab – cello
  • Don Sebesky – arrangements, conductor
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer, mastering
  • Bob Ciano – album’s design
  • Ben Rose – cover photography
  • Pete Turner – liner photography

Track listing:

  1. Take Five – Paul Desmond
  2. Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams – Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Johnny Mandel
  3. My Latin Brother – George Benson
  4. No Sooner Said Than Done – Phil Upchurch
  5. Full Compass – Phil Upchurch
  6. The Changing World – George Benson, Art Gore