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In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” album by Jimmy Smith. It was recorded in January 1974,at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs NJ, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Oliver Nelson– arranger
  • Claus Ogerman– arranger, conductor
  • Val Valentin, Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Acy Lehman – design
  • Roy De Carava – photography
  • Daddio Daylie – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue – Richard Rodgers
  2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 1 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  3. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 2 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  4. John Brown’s Body – traditional
  5. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Women of the World – Riziero Ortolani
  7. Bluesette – Toots Thielemans
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In January 1975.

In January 1975, “RCA” label released “Play Don’t Worry”, the second Mick Ronson album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Trident Studios”, “Scorpio Sound” and “Sundragon Studios” in London, “Strawberry Studios” in Juan La Pins, France, and was produced by Mick Ronson.

Personnel:

  • Mick Ronson– vocals, guitar, bass, drums, harmonica, piano, clavinet, synthesizer, arrangements, mixing
  • Trevor Bolder– bass, horn
  • Mike Garson– piano
  • Ritchie Dharma, Aynsley Dunbar, Tony Newman– drums
  • Jeff Daly – saxophone, flutes
  • Neil Kernon– ARP synthesizer
  • Paul Francis – drums
  • John Mealing– piano
  • Ian Hunter– backing vocals
  • Vicky Silva, Miquel Brown, Beverly Baxton – backing vocals
  • Sid Sax – string conductor
  • Dennis Mackay, Peter Fielder, Ted Sharp, Ray Hendrickson, Ian Major – engineers
  • Clive Arrowsmith- photography

Track listing:

  1. Billy Porter – Mick Ronson
  2. Angel No. 9 – Craig Fuller
  3. This Is for You – Laurie Heath
  4. White Light/White Heat – Lou Reed
  5. Play Don’t Worry – Mick Ronson, Bob Sargeant
  6. Hazy Days – Mick Ronson
  7. Girl Can’t Help It – Bobby Troup
  8. Empty Bed (Io Me Ne Andrei) – Claudio Baglioni, Antonio Coggio, Mick Ronson
  9. Woman – Adam Taylor

In January 1975.

In January 1975, “United Artists” label released “Down by the Jetty”, the debut Dr. Feelgood album. It was recorded June – November 1974, and was produced by Vic Maile.

Personnel:

  • Lee Brilleaux- lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, slide guitar
  • Wilko Johnson- guitar, piano, backing and lead vocals
  • John B. Sparks – bass
  • The Big Figure – drums
  • Bob Andrews- organ, saxophone
  • Brinsley Schwarz- saxophone
  • Dave Charles, Kingsley Ward, Pat Moran – engineers

Track listing:

All tracks by Wilko Johnson; except where noted.

  1. She Does It Right
  2. Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker
  3. The More I Give
  4. Roxette
  5. One Weekend
  6. That Ain’t the Way to Behave
  7. I Don’t Mind
  8. Twenty Yards Behind
  9. Keep It Out of Sight
  10. All Through the City
  11. Cheque Book – Mickey Jupp
  12. Oyeh! – Mick Green
  13. Bony Moronie / Tequila – Larry Williams, Danny Flores- live recording

In January 1975.

In January 1975, “MCA” label released “Scorching Beauty”, the fifth Iron Butterfly studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Denny Randell.

Personnel:

  • Erik Brann– lead vocals, guitars
  • Howard Reitzes – keyboards, backing vocals, co-lead vocal
  • Philip Taylor Kramer– bass, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Ron Bushy– drums, backing vocals
  • Ernie Cefalu– design
  • Drew Struzan – illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Erik Brann, except where noted.

  1. 1975 Overture – Erik Brann, Ron Bushy, Philip Kramer, Howard Reitzes
  2. Hard Miseree
  3. High on a Mountain Top – Philip Kramer
  4. Am I Down
  5. People of the World
  6. Searchin’ Circles
  7. Pearly Gates – Ron Bushy, Jon Anderson
  8. Lonely Hearts
  9. Before You Go – Erik Brann, Howard Reitzes

In December 1975.

In December 1975, “Island” label released “Evening Star”, the second Robert Fripp and Brian Eno studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno. The album’s cover was a painting by Peter Schmidt.

Personnel:

  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Brian Eno– tape loops, synthesizer, piano
  • Peter Schmidt– cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, except where noted.

  1. Wind on Water
  2. Evening Star
  3. Evensong
  4. Wind on Wind – Brian Eno
  5. An Index of Metals

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Atlantic” label released “New and Improved”, the fifth Spinners album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Thom Bell.

Personnel:

  • Billy Henderson, Bobby Smith, Philippé Wynne, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson– vocals
  • Dionne Warwick– vocals
  • Linda Creed, Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette Benton – backing vocals
  • Tony Bell, Bobby Eli, Don Murray – guitars
  • Thom Bell– keyboards
  • Walter Pfeil – harp
  • Bob Babbitt– bass guitar
  • Don Renaldo – strings
  • Andrew Smith – drums
  • Larry Washington – congas, bongos
  • Jack Faith – alto saxophone, flute
  • Rocco Bene, Bobby Hartzell – trumpet
  • Joe DeAngelis, Milt Phibbs, Danny Davis – French horn
  • Freddie Joiner, Bobby Moore, Richie Genevese, Ed Cascarella – trombone

Track listing:

  1. Sitting on Top of the World – Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons
  2. Smile, We Have Each Other – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes, Joseph B. Jefferson
  3. Then Came You – Sherman Marshall, Phillip Pugh
  4. There’s No One Like You – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes
  5. Living a Little, Laughing a Little – Thom Bell, Linda Creed
  6. Sadie – Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons
  7. Lazy Susan – Linda Creed, Thom Bell
  8. I’ve Got to Make It on My Own – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Transatlantic” label released “Red Queen to Gryphon Three”, the third Gryphon studio album. It was recorded in August 1974, at “Chipping Norton Studios”, and was produced by Dave Grinsted, Graeme Taylor, Richard Harvey, Philip Nestor and David Oberlé.

Personnel:

  • Graeme Taylor– guitars, arranger
  • Richard Harvey– keyboards, recorders, krumhorn, arranger
  • Philip Nestor – bass guitar, arranger
  • David Oberlé– drums, percussion, tympani, arranger

Track listing:

  1. Opening Move – Richard Harvey, Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland, David Oberlé
  2. Second Spasm – Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland
  3. Lament – Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland, Philip Nestor
  4. Checkmate – Richard Harvey, Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland, David Oberlé