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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

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