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On April 8, 1976.

On April 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released the self-titled, debut Firefall album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Jim Mason. This album became the fastest record to achieve gold status in “Atlantic” label history, and was certified Platinum by “RIAA” in the US.

Personnel:

  • Rick Roberts– vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Larry Burnett– vocals, acoustic, rhythm and electric guitars
  • Mark Andes- bass guitar
  • Jock Bartley- lead electric and slide guitars, Bigsby Palm Pedal guitar, cover concept
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • David Muse – piano, clavinet, synthesizer, flute, tenor sax, harmonica
  • Joe Lala – congas, timbales, shakers, tambourine, finger cymbals, sand blocks
  • Peter Graves – trombone
  • Ken Faulk – trumpet
  • Whit Sidener – baritone sax
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Karl Richardson – engineer
  • Michael Laskow – engineer assistant
  • Ralph Wernli – front cover design

Track listing:

  1. It Doesn’t Matter – Chris Hillman, Rick Roberts, Stephen Stills
  2. Love Isn’t All – Larry Burnett
  3. Livin’ Ain’t Livin’ – Rick Roberts
  4. No Way Out – Larry Burnett
  5. Dolphin’s Lullaby – Rick Roberts
  6. Cinderella – Larry Burnett
  7. Sad Ol’ Love Song – Larry Burnett
  8. You Are the Woman – Rick Roberts
  9. Mexico – Rick Roberts
  10. Do What You Want – Larry Burnett

 

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On April 8, 1975.

On April 8, 1975, “Casablanca” label released “Chocolate City”, the third Parliament studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • George Clinton– vocals, arrangements
  • Bootsy Collins– bass, guitar, drums, arrangements
  • Bernie Worrell– synthesizer, arrangements, keyboards
  • Eddie Hazel– vocals, guitar
  • Raymond Davis– vocals
  • Calvin Simon– vocals
  • Grady Thomas– vocals
  • Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins– vocals
  • Mallia Franklin- vocals
  • Gary “Mudbone” Cooper– vocals
  • Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood– drums
  • Prakash John– bass
  • Tyrone Lampkin – drums
  • Man In The Box – drums
  • Cordell Mosson– bass, guitar
  • Billy “Bass” Nelson– bass
  • Lucius Tawl Ross – rhythm guitar
  • Gary Shider– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jim Callon – engineer
  • Jim Vitti – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Chocolate City – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  2. Ride On – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  3. Together – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  4. Side Effects – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Ahneua Hilson
  5. What Comes Funky – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  6. Let Me Be – George Clinton, Vivian Lewis
  7. If It Don’t Fit (Don’t Force It) – George Clinton, Gary Shider, Bernie Worrell
  8. I Misjudged You – George Clinton, Ernie Harris, Fuzzy Haskins
  9. Big Footin’ – George Clinton, Fuzzy Haskins, Gary Shider

 

On April 7, 1975.

On April 7, 1975, “Shelter” label released “Will O’ the Wisp”, the sixth Leon Russell studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Denny Cordell and Leon Russell.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizer, clavinet, percussion
  • Steve Cropper, Bobby Manuel, J. Cale, Tommy Allsup, Don Preston – guitar
  • Donald Dunn, Carl Radle– bass guitar
  • Patrick Henderson– organ
  • Teddy Jack Eddy, Richard “Moon” Calhoun, Al Jackson Jr., Ambrose Adekoya Campbell, Jim Keltner, Carl Himmel – drums
  • Mary McCreary – background vocals
  • Jim Horn– alto saxophone
  • Masako Hirayama – biwa
  • Minoru Muraoka – flute
  • Roger Linn– synthesizer, programming
  • Gailard Sartain – illustrations, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell

  1. Will O’ the Wisp
  2. Little Hideaway
  3. Make You Feel Good
  4. Can’t Get Over Losing You
  5. My Father’s Shoes
  6. Stay Away from Sad Songs
  7. Back to the Island
  8. Down on Deep River
  9. Blue Bird
  10. Laying Right Here in Heaven
  11. Lady Blue

On March 22, 1975.

On March 22, 1975, “Harvest” label released “Bundles”, the eighth Soft Machine  album. It was recorded in July 1974 at “CBS Whitfield St Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Babbington, Allan Holdsworth, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall and Mike Ratledge.

Personnel:

  • Allan Holdsworth– acoustic, 12-string and electric guitars
  • Roy Babbington– bass guitar
  • Karl Jenkins– oboe, piano, electric piano, soprano saxophone
  • John Marshall– drums, percussion
  • Mike Ratledge– Lowrey Holiday Deluxe organ, Fender Rhodes electric piano, AKS synthesizer
  • Ray Warleigh– alto and bass flute

Track listing

All tracks by Karl Jenkins except where noted.

  1. Hazard Profile Part One
  2. Hazard Profile Part Two (Toccatina)
  3. Hazard Profile Part Three
  4. Hazard Profile Part Four
  5. Hazard Profile Part Five
  6. Gone Sailing – Allan Holdsworth
  7. Bundles
  8. Land of the Bag Snake – Allan Holdsworth
  9. The Man Who Waved at Trains – Mike Ratledge
  10. Peff – Mike Ratledge
  11. Four Gongs Two Drums – John Marshall
  12. The Floating World

On March 21, 1975.

On March 21, 1975, “Horo” label released “Jazz a Confronto 21”, the fourth Don Pullen album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Titania Studios” in Rome, Italy, and was produced by Aldo Sinesio.

Personnel:

  • Don Pullen— piano
  • George Adams— tenor saxophone, flute, percussion
  • David Williams — bass, percussion
  • Dannie Richmond— drums, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Pullen except where noted.

  1. Calypso in Roma
  2. Sploogie Doo – Dannie Richmond
  3. Dee Arr
  4. Traceys Of Daniel

 

On January 30, 1976.

On January 30, 1976, “Warner Bros” label released “Stretchin’ Out in Bootsy’s Rubber Band”, the debut Bootsy’s Rubber Band album. It was recorded 1975 – 197, at “United Sound Systems” in Detroit, Michigan, and was produced by George Clinton and William “Bootsy” Colins.

Personnel:

  • William “Bootsy” Collins– vocals, bass, guitar, drums, cowbell
  • Phelps Collins– guitar
  • Garry Shider– guitar
  • Michael Hampton– guitar
  • Gary Cooper – vocals, drums, tambourine
  • Cordell Mosson– drums
  • Frank Waddy – drums
  • Fred Wesley– trombone
  • Maceo Parker– saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Rick Gardner – trumpet
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Bernie Worrell– keyboards; melodica
  • Sonny Talbert – keyboards
  • Frederick Allen – keyboards
  • Leslyn Bailey – vocals
  • Robert Johnson – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Stretchin’ Out (In a Rubber Band) – William Collins, George Clinton
  2. Psychoticbumpschool – William Collins, George Clinton, Bernard Worrell, Phelps Collins
  3. Another Point of View – William Collins, George Clinton, Phelps Collins
  4. I’d Rather Be With You – William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper
  5. Love Vibes – William Collins, Leslyn Bailey
  6. Physical Love – William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper, Garry Shider
  7. Vanish in Our Sleep – William Collins, George Clinton

 

On January 4, 1975.

On January 4, 1975, “Atco” and “Vertigo” labels released “Elysian Encounter”, the second Baker Gurvitz Army studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Ramport Studios” in London, and was produced by Eddy Offord.

Personnel:

  • Adrian Gurvitz– lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Peter Lemer – keyboards
  • Paul Gurvitz – bass, backing vocals
  • Ginger Baker- drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Snips- lead vocals

Track listing:

  1. People – Ginger Baker, Adrian Gurvitz
  2. The Key – Ginger Baker, Adrian Gurvitz
  3. Time – Adrian Gurvitz
  4. The Gambler – Adrian Gurvitz
  5. The Dreamer – Adrian Gurvitz
  6. Remember – Ginger Baker, Adrian Gurvitz
  7. The Artist – Adrian Gurvitz
  8. The Hustler – Ginger Baker, Adrian Gurvitz, Paul Gurvitz