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Jimmy Cliff: House of Exile

In December 1974, “EMI” label released “House of Exile”, album by Jimmy Cliff. It was recorded in 1974, at “Dynamic Sounds Studios” and “Dimensional Sound Studios” in New York, and was produced by Jimmy Cliff.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Cliff – vocal, arranger
  • Dad Bryan – lead guitar, bottleneck and rhythm guitar
  • Hux Brown – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Gladstone Anderson – piano
  • Winston Wright – organ, Moog synthesizer, clavinet
  • Jackie Jackson – bass
  • Tommy McCook – saxophone, flute
  • Bobby Ellis – trumpet
  • Bob Howsall – engineer
  • Carl Piterson – engineer
  • Val Wright – illustration
  • Cream – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Cliff.

  1. Brother
  2. I Want to Know
  3. You Can’t Be Wrong and Get Right
  4. House of Exile
  5. Foolish Pride
  6. No. 1 Rip-Off Man
  7. Long Time No See
  8. I’ve Been Dead 400 Years
  9. Look What You Done to My Life, Devil Woman
  10. Music Maker
  11.  My Love Is Solid as a Rock
  12. Money Won’t Save You

Jimmy Buffett: A1A

In December 1974, “Dunhill” label released “A1A”, the fifth Jimmy Buffett studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Don Gant.

Personnel:

The Third Coral Reefer Band

  • Jimmy Buffett – vocals, guitar
  • Roger Bartlett – acoustic lead guitar
  • Steve Goodman – acoustic lead guitar
  • Reggie Young – electric lead guitar
  • Doyle Gresham – pedal steel
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor – harmonica
  • Tommy Cogbill – bass
  • Mike Utley – piano, organ
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Buzz Cason, Bergen White, Don Gant – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Making Music for Money – Alex Harvey
  2. Door Number Three – Jimmy Buffett, Steve Goodman
  3. Dallas – Roger Bartlett
  4. Presents to Send You – Jimmy Buffett
  5. Stories We Could Tell – John B. Sebastian
  6. Life Is Just a Tire Swing – Jimmy Buffett
  7. A Pirate Looks at Forty – Jimmy Buffett
  8. Migration – Jimmy Buffett
  9. Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season – Jimmy Buffett
  10. Nautical Wheelers – Jimmy Buffett
  11. Tin Cup Chalice – Jimmy Buffett

Grand Funk Railroad: All the Girls in the World Beware

In December 1974, “Capitol” label released “All the Girls in the World Beware!!!”, the ninth Grand Funk Railroad studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “The Swamp” in Parshallvillem and was produced by Jimmy Lenner.

Personnel:

  • Mark Farner – vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Craig Frost – organ, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mel Schacher – bass
  • Don Brewer – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Tony Camillo – string and horn arrangements
  • Shelly Yakus – recording
  • Kevin Ayers – engineer assistant
  • Rod O’Brien –engineer assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Farner, except where noted.

  1. Responsibility
  2. Runnin’ – Don Brewer, Craig Frost
  3. Life
  4. Look at the Granny Run – Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman
  5. Memories
  6. All the Girls in the World Beware
  7. Wild
  8. Good & Evil
  9. Bad Time
  10. Some Kind of Wonderful – John Ellison

Charlie Daniels Band: Fire on the Mountain

On November 29, 1974, “Kama Sutra” label released “Fire on the Mountain”, the second Charlie Daniels Band album, and the fifth Charlie Daniels studio album overall. Seven studio tracks were recorded in 1974, at “Capricorn Studios” in Macon, Georgia, and two live tracks were recorded at “The War Memorial Auditorium” in Nashville, Tennessee. The album was produced by Paul Hornsby. In 1992, it was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”. 

Track listing:

  • Charlie Daniels – lead vocals, acoustic, electric, slide guitars, banjo
  • Barry Barnes – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Joel “Taz” DiGregorio – vocals, keyboards
  • Mark Fitzgerald – bass guitar
  • Gary Allen – drums, percussion
  • Fred Edwards – drums
  • Richard Betts – dobro
  • Jaimie Nichol – congas
  • Ovie Sparks – engineer
  • Tony Humphreys – engineer assistant
  • Roslav Szaybo, Simon Cantwell – design
  • James Flournoy Holmes, Kent Griggs – cover art, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Charlie Daniels, except where noted.

  1. Caballo Diablo
  2. Long Haired Country Boy
  3. Trudy
  4. Georgia
  5. Feeling Free – Barry Barnes
  6. The South’s Gonna Do It
  7. New York City, King Size Rosewood Bed
  8. No Place to Go (live)
  9. Orange Blossom Special (live) – Ervin T. Rouse

Ringo Starr: Goodnight Vienna

On November 15, 1974, “Apple” label released “Goodnight Vienna”, the fourth Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded in August 1974, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr – lead vocals, drums, percussion
  • John Lennon – piano, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Vini Poncia – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Richard Bennett – electric guitar
  • Dennis Coffey – guitars
  • Steve Cropper – electric guitar
  • Jesse Ed Davis – electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – guitars
  • Alvin Robinson – guitar
  • Lon Van Eaton – guitars
  • Dr. John – piano, backing vocals
  • Elton John – piano
  • David Foster – piano
  • Tom Hensley – electric piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – electric piano
  • Lincoln Mayorga – piano
  • Billy Preston – electric piano, clavinet
  • James Newton Howard – synthesizer
  • Gary Wright – keyboards
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar
  • Richard Perry – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Chuck Findley – horns
  • Bobby Keys – horns
  • Trevor Lawrence – horns
  • Lew McCreary – horns
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Madeline Bell – backing vocals
  • Lesley Duncan – backing vocals
  • Jean Gilbert – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Gilstrap – backing vocals
  • Joe Greene – backing vocals
  • Ira Hawkins – backing vocals
  • Clydie King – backing vocals
  • Linda Lawrence – backing vocals
  • Harry Nilsson – backing vocals
  • May Pang – backing vocals
  • Masst Alberts – backing vocals
  • Derrek Van Eaton – backing vocals
  • Cynthia Webb – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. (It’s All Down to) Goodnight Vienna – John Lennon
  2. Occapella – Allen Toussaint
  3. Oo-Wee – Vini Poncia, Richard Starkey
  4. Husbands and Wives – Roger Miller
  5. Snookeroo – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  6. All by Myself – Vini Poncia, Richard Starkey
  7. Call Me – Richard Starkey
  8. No No Song – Hoyt Axton, David Jackson
  9. Only You – Buck Ram
  10. Easy for Me – Harry Nilsson
  11. Goodnight Vienna (reprise) – John Lennon

Return to Forever: Where Have I Known You Before

In September 1974, “Polydor” label released “Where Have I Known You Before”, the fourth Return to Forever album. It was recorded July – August 1974, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Chick Corea.

Personnel:                                                                                                                          

  • Chick Corea – acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner clavinet, Yamaha electric organ, synthesizers (ARP Odyssey, Minimoog), percussion
  • Al Di Meola – electric guitar, acoustic twelve-string guitar
  • Stanley Clarke – electric bass guitar, Yamaha electric organ, bell tree, chimes
  • Lenny White – drums, congas, bongos, percussion
  • Shelly Yakus – engineer
  • Tom Rabstenek – mastering
  • Herb Dreiwitz – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chick Corea except where noted.

  1. Vulcan Worlds – Stanley Clarke
  2. Where Have I Loved You Before?
  3. The Shadows of Lo – Lenny White
  4. Where Have I Danced with You Before?
  5. Beyond the Seventh Galaxy
  6. Earth Juice – Chick Corea, Lenny White, Al Di Meola
  7. Where Have I Known You Before?
  8. Song to the Pharaoh Kings

Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and Manuel De Sica: Thad Jones/ Mel Lewis and Manuel De Sica and the Jazz Orschetra

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

Personnel:

  • Manuel De Sica – composer
  • 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

Neil Diamond: Serenade

On September 27, 1974, “Columbia” label released “Serenade”, the ninth Neil Diamond studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Tom Catalano.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – vocals
  • Richard Bennett – guitar
  • Alan Lindgren, David Paich – keyboards
  • Emory Gordy, Jr. – bass guitar
  • Dennis St. John – drums
  • Jimmie Haskell – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond.

  1. I’ve Been This Way Before
  2. Rosemary’s Wine
  3. Lady Magdelene
  4. The Last Picasso
  5. Longfellow Serenade
  6. Yes I Will
  7. Reggae Strut
  8. The Gift of Song

Raspberries: Starting Over

On September 16, 1974, “Capitol” label released “Starting Over”, the fourth and final Raspberries studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jimmy Lenner.

Personnel:

  • Eric Carmen — vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Wally Bryson — vocals, lead guitar
  • Scott McCarl — vocals, bass
  • Michael McBride — drums

Track listing:

  1. Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) – Eric Carmen
  2. Play On – Eric Carmen, Scott McCarl
  3. Party’s Over – Wally Bryson
  4. I Don’t Know What I Want – Eric Carmen
  5. Rose Coloured Glasses – Scott McCarl
  6. All Through the Night – Eric Carmen, Scott McBride
  7. Cruisin Music – Eric Carmen
  8. I Can Hardly Believe You’re Mine – Eric Carmen, Scott McCarl
  9. Cry – Eric Carmen, Scott McCarl
  10. Hands on You – Wally Bryson, Scott McCarl
  11. Starting Over – Eric Carmen

Cold Blood: Lydia

In July 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Lydia”, the fifth Cold Blood album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Trans-Maxiumus Sound Studios, Inc.” in Memphis, and “Clover Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Steve Cropper.

Personnel:

  • David Luell – alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, arranger
  • Jim Horn – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Fon Menza – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Peter Christlieb – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Bobby Shew – trumpet
  • Chuck Findley – trumpet
  • Paul Hubinon – trombone
  • Chuck Bennett – trombone
  • Max Haskett – trombone
  • Raul Matute – clavinet, electric piano, organ
  • Lydia Pense – lead and backing vocals
  • Michael Sasaki – guitar
  • Danny Kotch – guitar
  • Paul Vannon – guitar
  • Steve Cropper – guitar, arranger
  • Rod Ellicott – bass
  • Tommy Cathey – bass
  • Gaylord Birch – drums
  • Joe Williams – drums
  • Bobbye Hall – congas, percussion
  • The Memphis Horns
  • Brenda Gordon – backing vocals
  • Brooks Hunnicutt – backing vocals
  • Gwen Edwards – backing vocals
  • Tish Smith – backing vocals
  • Smith Dobson – backing vocals
  • Pat Coulter – backing vocals
  • Max Haskett – backing vocals
  • Eaul Malute – string and horn arrangements
  • Robert Appere – engineer, remix
  • Ron Capone – engineer
  • Herb Greene – photography

Track listing:

  1. Ready to Live
  2. Simple Love Life
  3. Under Pressure
  4. When My Love Hand Comes Down
  5. When It’s Over
  6. Considerations
  7. I Only Wanted Someone to Hear Me
  8. You’re Free Lovin’ Me
  9. Come Back into My Love Again
  10. Just Like Sunshine