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In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Nemperor” and “Atlantic” labels released the self-titled, second Stanley Clarke studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Stanley Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Clarke – vocals, bass guitar, double bass, guitar, piano
  • Jan Hammer– keyboards
  • Bill Connors– guitar
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Airto Moreira– percussion
  • David Taylor – trombone, brasses
  • Jon Faddis, James Buffington, Lew Soloff, Garnett Brown, Peter Gordon – brasses
  • David Nadien, Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Carol Buck, Beverly Lauridsen, Harry Cykman, Harold Kohon, Paul Gershman, Harry Lookofsky, Emanuel Green – string section
  • Michael Gibbs– string and brass arrangement
  • Ken Scott– engineer
  • Brian Gardner– mastering engineer
  • Dave Whitman – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke; except where noted.

  1. Vulcan Princess
  2. Yesterday Princess – Stanley Clarke, Carolyn Clarke
  3. Lopsy Lu
  4. Power
  5. Spanish Phases for Strings & Bass – Michael Gibbs
  6. Life Suite
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Part III
  • Part IV
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In December 1975.

In December 1975, “Island” label released “Short Cut Draw Blood”, the third Jim Capaldi studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Smith, Jim Capaldi and Chris Blackwell.

Personnel:

  • Jim Capaldi- vocals, drums, percussion, drum machine
  • Jess Roden – guitar
  • Paul Kossoff – guitar
  • Chris Spedding – guitar
  • Pete Carr – guitar
  • Ray Allen – saxophone, percussion
  • Steve Winwood- guitar, organ, piano, bass, Mellotron, harpsichord
  • Chris Wood- flute
  • Remi Kabaka– drums, percussion
  • Rebop Kwaku Baah– percussion
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick- piano, clavinet
  • Phil Chen– bass
  • Rosko Gee – bass
  • Jean Roussel – piano
  • Gerry Conway – drums
  • Jimmy Johnson- guitar, horn arrangements
  • Peter Yarrow- acoustic guitar
  • Barry Beckett- piano, organ
  • Rico Rodriguez – trombone
  • David Hood– bass
  • Roger Hawkins- drums, spoons
  • Muscle Shoals Horns- horns
  • Harry Robinson – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Capaldi, except where noted.

  1. Goodbye Love
  2. It’s All Up to You
  3. Love Hurts – Boudleaux Bryant
  4. Johnny Too Bad – The Slickers
  5. Short Cut Draw Blood
  6. Living on a Marble
  7. Boy With A Problem
  8. Keep On Trying
  9. Seagull

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “ABC” label released “Rufusized”, the third Rufus studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bob Monaco.

Personnel:

  • Chaka Khan– lead vocals, background vocals
  • Tony Maiden – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Kevin Murphy– organ, clavinet, background vocals, acoustic piano, ARP synthesizer
  • Bobby Watson – bass, background vocals
  • André Fischer – drums, percussion
  • Clare Fischer, Kevin Murphy – string and horn arrangements
  • Gerald Vinci – concertmaster
  • Gary Olazabal, Austin Godsey, Mike Braunstein – engineers

Track listing:

  1. Once You Get Started – Gavin Christopher
  2. Somebody’s Watching You – Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan, Bobby Watson
  3. Pack’d My Bags – Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan
  4. Your Smile – Lalomie Washburn
  5. Rufusized (Instrumental) – Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Bobby Watson, Kevin Murphy, André Fischer
  6. I’m a Woman (I’m a Backbone) – Lalomie Washburn
  7. Right is Right – Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, Chaka Khan
  8. Half Moon – John Hall
  9. Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me of a Friend) – Brenda Gordon, Brian Russell
  10. Stop on By – Bobby Womack, Pete Thomas

 

On December 1, 1974.

On December 1, 1974, “Blue Note” label released “Satin Doll”, the fourth Bobbi Humphrey studio album. It was recorded June – August 1974, at “Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Larry Mizell.

Personnel:

  • Bobbi Humphrey– vocals, flute
  • Fonce Mizell– vocals, clavinet, trumpet
  • Jerry Peters- piano, clavinet
  • Larry Mizell– vocals, electric piano synthesizer, clavinet, arranger, conductor
  • Phil Davis, Don Preston– synthesizer
  • Melvin “Wah Wah Watson” Ragin, John Rowin- guitar
  • Wayne Tweed, Chuck Rainey- electric bass
  • Harvey Mason- drums
  • King Errison- conga
  • Roger Sainte, Stephanie Spruill- percussion
  • Chuck Davis, Samantha Harris, Freddie Perren- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Mizell except where noted.

  1. New York Times
  2. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  3. San Francisco Lights – Chuck Davis
  4. Ladies Day
  5. Fun House – Terry McFaddin, Melvin “Wah-Wah Watson” Ragin
  6. My Little Girl
  7. Rain Again
  8. You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

 

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Island” label released “Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)”, the second Brian Eno album. It was recorded in September 1974, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Brian Eno.

Personnel:

  • Brian Eno– vocals, electronics, snake guitar, keyboards
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar, production assistance
  • Brian Turrington – bass guitar, piano
  • Freddie Smith – drums
  • Robert Wyatt– percussion, backing vocals
  • Portsmouth Sinfonia– strings
  • Randi and the Pyramids – chorus
  • The Simplistics – chorus
  • Andy Mackay– brass
  • Phil Collins– drums
  • Polly Eltes – vocals
  • Peter Schmidt– oblique strategies, album cover art
  • Rhett Davies– engineering
  • Robert Ash – engineering assistance
  • Denny Bridges (AIR) – audio engineering
  • Jon Walls (AIR) – engineering assistance
  • Nicholas Pearson – special aide
  • Bill Kelsey – special equipment
  • Simon Heyworth – mastering
  • David Hill – Ampex ATR 2Ch Tape playback with ARIA electronics
  • John Bonis – typography, lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno, except where noted.

  1. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
  2. Back in Judy’s Jungle
  3. The Fat Lady of Limbourg
  4. Mother Whale Eyeless
  5. The Great Pretender
  6. Third Uncle – Brian Eno, arranged by Brian Turrington
  7. Put a Straw Under Baby
  8. The True Wheel – Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera
  9. China My China
  10. Taking Tiger Mountain

On October 24, 2006.

On October 24, 2006, “Record Collection” label released “Pussy Cats Starring the Walkmen”, the fourth Walkmen studio album. It is song cover of the 1974 Harry Nilsson album “Pussy Cats” which was produced by John Lennon.

Personnel:

  • Matt Barrick– conga, drums, maracas, tambourine, cowbell, wood block
  • Peter Bauer– organ, farfisa organ, Vox Continental
  • Hamilton Leithauser– vocals, acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, electric guitar, handwriting
  • Walter Martin– acoustic guitar, bass, kazoo, maracas, organ, piano, tambourine, triangle, vibraslap, cowbell, fuzz bass, slide whistle
  • Quentin Stoltzfus– vocals
  • Alex Waterman– cello, string arrangements
  • Dana Lyn– viola
  • Rob Moose – violin
  • Paul Maroon– piano, electric guitar
  • Chris Colbert, Kevin McMahon– engineer, mixing
  • Elijah Thomson– assistant engineer, mixing assistant

Track listing:

  1. Many Rivers to Cross – Jimmy Cliff
  2. Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan
  3. Don’t Forget Me – Harry Nilsson
  4. All My Life – Harry Nilsson
  5. Old Forgotten Soldier- Harry Nilsson
  6. Save the Last Dance – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  7. Mucho Mungo/Mt. Elga – John Lennon, Harry Nilsson
  8. Loop De Loop – Ted Vann
  9. Black Sails – Harry Nilsson
  10. Rock Around the Clock – Jimmy DeKnight, Max C. Freedman

 

On October 19, 1974.

In October 1974, “Caroline” label released “Guitar Solos”, the debut Fred Frith solo album. It was recorded July 1974, at “Kalediophon Studios” in London, and was produced by Fred Frith.

Personnel:

  • Fred Frith– prepared guitars
  • David Vorhaus– recording engineer
  • Ray Smith– album sleeve, design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Fred Frith.

  1. Hello Music
  2. Glass c/w Steel
  3. Ghosts
  4. Out of Their Heads (On Locoweed)
  5. Not Forgotten
  6. Hollow Music
  7. Heat c/w Moment
  8. No Birds