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In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Pablo” label released “The Giants” an album by Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, and Ray Brown. It was recorded on December 7, 1974, at “MGM Studios” and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Oscar Peterson – piano, organ
  • Joe Pass – guitar
  • Ray Brown – double bass
  • Norman Granz – layout, design
  • Phil Stern – photography

Track listing:

  1. Riff Blues – Oscar Peterson
  2. Who Cares? – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  3. Jobim – Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson
  4. Blues for Dennis – Oscar Peterson
  5. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  6. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – George Bassman, Ned Washington
  7. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  8. Eyes of Love – Quincy Jones, Bob Russell

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Tasty”, the second Good Rats album. It was recorded in 1974, at “House of Music” in New Jersey, and was produced by Stephan Galfas.

Personnel:

  • Peppi Marchello – lead vocals, harmonica, bats, arrangements
  • Mickey Marchello – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • John “The Cat” Gatto – guitar, arrangements
  • Lenny Kotke – vocals, bass, arrangements
  • Joe Franco – drums, arrangements
  • George Marino – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Peppi Marchello.

  1. Back To My Music
  2. Injun Joe
  3. Tasty
  4. Papa Poppa
  5. Klash-Ka-Bob
  6. Fireball Express
  7. Fred Upstairs & Ginger Snappers
  8. 300 Boys
  9. Phil Fleish
  10. Songwriter

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Epic” label released “7-Tease”, the 14th Donovan studio album. It was recorded September – October 1974, and was produced by Norbert Putnam, Donovan Leitch and Mark Radice.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, harmonica
  • Reggie Young – electric guitar
  • Teddy Erwin – electric guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – rhythm guitar
  • David Briggs – keyboards, string arrangement
  • Norbert Putnam – bass guitar
  • Red Callender – bass guitar
  • Kenneth Buttrey – drums, percussion
  • Mike Melvoin – keyboards
  • Earl Palmer – drums, percussion
  • Ben Cauley, Charlie Rose, Harrison Calloway, Harvey Thompson, Ronnie Eades, Bill Puett, George Tidwell, George Bohanon, Johnny Rotella, Tony Terran – horns
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie, Byron Warner, Florence Warner, Ginger Holladay, Lea Jane Berinati, Mary Holladay – background vocals
  • Sheldon Kurland – concertmaster

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Rock and Roll Souljer
  2. Your Broken Heart
  3. Salvation Stomp
  4. The Ordinary Family
  5. Ride-a-Mile
  6. Sadness
  7. Moon Rok
  8. Love of My Life
  9. The Voice of Protest
  10. How Silly
  11. The Greatest Song of the Sky
  12. The Quest

In October 1974.

In October 1974, “Epic” label released “Beaded Dreams Through Turquoise Eyes”, the sixth Redbone studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Pat Vegas and Lolly Vegas.

Personnel:

  1. Lolly Vegas – lead vocals, lead guitar
  2. Tony Bellamy – rhythm guitar, congas, background vocals
  3. Pat Vegas – lead vocals, Fender bass, Roto-bass
  4. Butch Rillera – drums, percussion, background vocals
  5. Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals
  6. Merry Clayton – backing vocals
  7. Clydie King – backing vocals
  8. Gene Page – string arrangements
  9. Dave Blumberg – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Lolly Vegas, except where noted.

  1. One More Time
  2. Suzi Girl
  3. Only You and Rock and Roll – Pat Vegas, Lolly Vegas
  4. Blood Sweat and Tears – Pat Vegas
  5. Cookin’ with D’Redbone
  6. (Beaded Dreams Through) Turquoise Eyes – Pat Vegas
  7. Beautiful Illusion
  8. Interstate Highway 101 – Pat Vegas
  9. I’ll Never Stop Loving You – Pat Vegas, Lolly Vegas
  10. Moon When Four Eclipse

In September 1976.

In September 1976, “Pausa” label released “Thad Jones/Mel Lewis and Manuel De Sica and the Jazz Orchestra”, album by Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. It was recorded in September 1973, and in July 1974, in Perugia, Italy.

Personnel:

  • Thad Jones – flugelhorn
  • Mel Lewis – drums
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals
  • Roland Hanna – piano
  • George Mraz – bass
  • Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone, flute
  • Eddie Xiques – alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Billy Harper – tenor saxophone
  • Ron Bridgewater – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Jim Bossy – trumpet
  • Steve Furtado – trumpet
  • Cecil Bridgewater – trumpet
  • Jimmy Knepper – trombone
  • Quentin Jackson – trombone
  • Billy Campbell – trombone
  • Cliff Heather – trombone

Track listing:

  1. First Jazz Suite – Manuel De Sica
  2. Brasserie
  3. Father
  4. Sing
  5. Ballade
  6. For Life
  7. Little Pixie – Thad Jones

On September 25, 1974.

On September 25, 1974, “Atlantic” label released “Nightmares…and Other Tales from the Vinyl Jungle”, the fifth J. Geils Band (The) album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Record Plant Studios” and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by  Bill Szymczyk.

Personnel:

  • Peter Wolf – lead vocals
  • J. Geils – guitar
  • Magic Dick – harmonica
  • Seth Justman – keyboards
  • Danny Klein – bass
  • Stephen Bladd – drums
  • George Jessel – spoken word vocals
  • Allan Blazek, Kevin Herron, Bill Szymczyk – engineer
  • Juke Joint Jimmy – assistance
  • Peter Himmelman – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Wolf and Seth Justman, except where noted.

  1. Detroit Breakdown
  2. Givin’ It All Up
  3. Must if Gost Lost
  4. Look Me in the Eye
  5. Nightmares
  6. Stop Down #39
  7. I’ll Be Coming Home
  8. Funky Judge – Andre Williams, Leo Hutton
  9. Getting’ Out

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Reprise” label released “Tarzana Kid”, the sixth John Sebastian album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Erik Jacobsen and John Sebastian.

Personnel:

  1. John Sebastian – vocals, acoustic, electric and rhythm guitar, banjo, marimba, harmonica, autoharp, dulcimer, arranger
  2. Ry Cooder – mandolin, slide guitar
  3. Lowell George – vocal, harmony vocals, guitar
  4. Amos Garrett – guitar
  5. Russell Dushiell – guitar
  6. Jerry McKuen – guitar
  7. Ron Koss – guitar
  8. Buddy Emmons – steel guitar
  9. David Grisman – mandolin
  10. Kenny Altman – bass
  11. Milt Holland – drums
  12. Jim Gordon – drums
  13. Kelly Shanahan – drums
  14. Bobbye Hall – congas
  15. David Lindley – fiddle
  16. Richie Olson – clarinet
  17. Pinter Sisters – vocals
  18. Emmylou Harris – vocal
  19. Phil Everly – backing vocals
  20. Donn Landee, John Boyd, Peter Granet, Steve Jarvis – engineer
  21. Basin St. Graphics – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Sebastian, except where noted.

  1. Sitting In Limbo – Guilly Bright, Jimmy Cliff
  2. Friends Again
  3. Dixie Chicken – Fred Martin, Lowell George
  4. Stories We Could Tell
  5. Face Of Appalachia – John Sebastian, Lowell George
  6. Wild Wood Flowers – traditional
  7. Wild About My Lovin’ – traditional
  8. Singing The Blues – Melvin Endsley
  9. Sportin’ Life – Joe Butler, Steve Boone, Zal Yanovsky
  10. Harpoon – E. Jacobsen, K. Shanahan, K. Altman, Neopolitan, R. Koss

In June 1974.

In July 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Learn to Love It”, the third Jesse Winchester album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Jesse Winchester.

Personnel:

  • Jesse Winchester – vocals
  • Amos Garrett – guitar
  • John Rigby – strings
  • Chuck Gray – engineer
  • Robert L. Heimall – design
  • Leslie Winchester – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jesse Winchester, except where noted.

  1. Wake Me
  2. Every Word You Say
  3. How Far to the Horizon?
  4. L’Air De La Louisiane
  5. Mississippi, You’re on My Mind
  6. Third Rate Romance – Russell Smith
  7. Defying Gravity
  8. Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt – traditional
  9. Pharoah’s Army
  10. Laisse Les Bons Temps Rouler
  11. The End Is Not in Sight – Russell Smith
  12. I Can’t Stand Up Alone – Martha Carson

On June 7, 2012.

On June 7, 2012, Robert Lawrence Welch Jr. died aged 66. He was musician (vocal, guitar, bass guitar) and songwriter, member of the bands Seven Souls, Head West and Paris, but was best known as vocalist and guitarist of Fleetwood Mac (1971 – 1974). As leader Welch released seven studio albums.

In February 1974.

In February 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Todd”, the fifth Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded July – August 1973, at “Wollman Rink” and “Griffin Park” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – lead and backing vocals, guitars, synthesizers, acoustic and electric pianos, organ, bass, drums, harpsichord, drum machine, percussion, arrangements, engineering
  • Moogy Klingman – organ, grand piano, electric piano, harpsichord
  • Ralph Schuckett – clavinet, organ
  • Buffalo Bill Gelber – bass
  • John Siegler – bass
  • John Miller – bass
  • Kevin Ellman – drums
  • Wells Kelly – drums
  • Peter Ponzol – soprano saxophone
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Andrew Pearce – mastering
  • Steve Hammonds – project coordination
  • Paul Lester – sleeve notes
  • Alen MacWeeney – cover photo
  • Bill Klein, Jr. – photography
  • Joel Shapiro – photography
  • Sarah Southin – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.  

  1. How About a Little Fanfare
  2. I Think You Know
  3. The Spark of Life
  4. An Elpee’s Worth of Toons
  5. A Dream Goes on Forever
  6. Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song – Gilbert and Sullivan
  7. Drunken Blue Rooster
  8. The Last Ride
  9. Everybody’s Going to Heaven/King Kong Reggae
  10. No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
  11. Useless Begging
  12. Sidewalk Café
  13. Izzat Love?
  14. Heavy Metal Kids
  15. In and Out the Chakras We Go (Formerly: Shaft Goes to Outer Space)
  16. Don’t You Ever Learn
  17. Sons of 1984