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On February 18, 2013.

On February 18, 2013, Otis Robert Harris Jr. aka Damon Harris died aged 62. He was singer, founding member of the Temptations tribute band The Young Tempts (a.k.a. The Young Vandals), later performed under the name Impact, but was best known as member of The Temptations from 1971 to 1975.

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 14, 1976.

On January 14, 1976, “Kudu Records” label released “House of the Rising Sun”, the fourth Idris Muhammad album. it was recorded May – October 1975, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  1. Idris Muhammad – drums
  2. Will Lee, Wilbur Bascomb – bass
  3. Eric Gale – guitar  
  4. Joe Beck – guitar
  5. Leon Pendarvis – piano   
  6. Don Grolnick – piano 
  7. Roland Hanna – piano
  8. David Sanborn – alto saxophone
  9. George Young – tenor saxophone
  10. Bob Berg – tenor saxophone
  11. Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
  12. George Devens – percussion
  13. Tom Harrell- trumpet
  14. Barry Rogers – trombone
  15. Unknown members of the ensemble
  16. Unknown vocalists

Track listing:

All compositions arranged, adapted and conducted by David Matthews, except for “Sudan”, arranged by Tom Harrell.

  1. House of the Rising Sun – traditional
  2. Baia (Boogie Bump) – Ary Barroso, Ray Gilbert
  3. Hard to Face the Music – Ashford & Simpson
  4. Theme for New York City (based on prelude No. 41) – Frédéric Chopin
  5. Sudan – Idris Muhammad, Tom Harrell
  6. Hey Pock A-Way – Aaron Neville, Greg Porter, Joseph Modelliste, Leo Nocentelli

On January 1, 1975

On January 1, 1975, “A&M” label released the self-titled, debut Hummingbird album. It was recorded July 1973 – October 1974, and was produced by Ian “Sammy” Samwell.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Tench – vocals, guitar
  • Bernie Holland – guitar
  • Clive Chaman – bass
  • Max Middleton – keyboards
  • Conrad Isidore – drums
  • Linda Lewis – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Conrad Isidore, except where noted.

  1. Music Flowing
  2. You Can Keep the Money
  3. Such a Long Ways
  4. Horrors – Bernie Holland
  5. I Don’t Know Why I Love You – Hardaway, Hunter, Riser, Wonder
  6. Maybe – Clive Chaman, Finesilver, Max Middleton, Bobby Tench
  7. For the Children’s Sake
  8. Ocean Blues
  9. Island of Dreams

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On December 12, 1975.

On December 12, 1975, “Sounds Workshop” label released “Expensive Shit”, the twelfth Fela Kuti album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Arc Studio”, and was produced by Fela Kuti. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Expensive Shit” at number 402 on its list of the “500 Best Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Fela Kuti – vocals, alto and tenor saxophone, piano, arrangement
  • Ogene Kologbo – tenor guitar
  • Leke Benson – rhythm guitar
  • Franco Aboddy – bass guitar
  • Tony Allen – lead drums
  • Henry Kofi – lead congas
  • Nicholas Addo – additional congas
  • Issac Olaleye – maracas
  • James Abayomi – sticks
  • Christopher Uwaifor – tenor saxophone
  • Lekan Animashaun – baritone saxophone
  • Tunde Williams – trumpet, solo
  • Ukem Stephen – 2nd trumpet
  • Demola Odebiyi – engineer
  • Roland Francis – executive producer
  • Remi Olowookere – artwork, graphics
  • Peter Obe Photo Agency – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Fela Kuti.

  1. Expensive Shit
  2. Water No Get Enemy

On November 17, 1975.

On November 17, 1975, “Nemperor Records” label released “Teaser”, the debut Tommy Bolin album. It was recorded in July 1975 at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Tommy Bolin and Lee Kiefer.

Personnel:

  • Tommy Bolin – lead vocals, guitar
  • Stanley Sheldon – bass
  • Paul Stallworth – bass
  • Dave Foster – piano, synthesizer
  • Jan Hammer – synthesizer, drums
  • Ron Fransen – piano
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Prairie Prince – drums
  • Michael Walden – drums
  • Bobbie Berge – drums
  • Phil Collins – percussion
  • Sammy Figueroa – percussion
  • Rafael Cruz – percussion
  • Dave Brown – background vocals
  • Lee Kiefer – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Grind – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook, Stanley Sheldon, John Tesar
  2. Homeward Strut – Tommy Bolin
  3. Dreamer – Jeff Cook
  4. Savannah Woman – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  5. Teaser – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  6. People, People – Tommy Bolin
  7. Marching Powder – Tommy Bolin
  8. Wild Dogs –  Tommy Bolin, John Tesar
  9. Lotus – Tommy Bolin, John Tesar

On November 14, 2000.

On November 14, 2000, “Snapper” label released “Head First”, the tenth and final Badfinger studio album. It was recorded December 1974–January 1975, at “Apple Studios” in London, and was produced by Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise.

Personnel:

  • Pete Ham – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Tom Evans – vocals, bass, synthesizer
  • Bob Jackson – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mike Gibbins – vocals, drums, percussion

Personnel

  1. Lay Me Down
  2. Turn Around
  3. Keep Believing
  4. Rockin’ Machine
  5. Passed Fast
  6. Saville Row
  7. Moonshine
  8. Rock and Roll Contract
  9. Back Again
  10. Hey, Mr. Manager

On November 14, 1975.

On November 14, 1975, “Pye” label released “Modern Masquerades”, the fourth and final Fruupp studio album. It was recorded August – September 1975, at “Basing Street Studios” in London, and was produced by Ian McDonald.

Personnel:

  • Peter Farrelly – lead vocals, bass guitar
  • John Mason – vocals, keyboards, vibes, French horn arrangements
  • Vincent McCusker – vocals, lead guitars
  • Martin Foye – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Ian McDonald – alto saxophone, percussion, French horn arrangements
  • Greg Bowen – trumpet
  • Terry Johnes – French horns
  • Barry Castle – French horns
  • Frank Ryecroft – French horns
  • Peter Civil – French horns
  • Chris Kimsey – engineer
  • Dave Hutchins – assistant engineer
  • Martin Cropper – art direction
  • Richard Strong – art direction
  • Robert Howe – illustration
  • Martin Goddard – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Vincent McCusker, except where noted.

  1. Misty Morning Way
  2. Masquerading with Dawn
  3. Gormenghast – John Mason
  4. Mystery Might
  5. Why
  6. Janet Planet – Paul Charles
  7. Sheba’s Song – Paul Charles

On September 20, 1975.

On September 20, 1975, “Kirshner” label released “Masque”, the third Kansas studio album. It was recorded in 1975 and was produced by Jeff Glixman.

Personnel:

  • Steve Walsh– lead and backing vocals, organ, piano, clavinet, Moog synthesizer, congas
  • Kerry Livgren– lead and rhythm guitars, acoustic guitar, piano, clavinet, Moog and ARP synthesizers
  • Robby Steinhardt– lead and backing vocals, violin
  • Rich Williams– lead and rhythm guitars
  • Dave Hope– bass guitar
  • Phil Ehart– drums, percussion
  • Earl Lon Price – saxophone
  • Lee Peterzell – engineer
  • Jimmy Stroud – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Walsh, except where noted.

  1. It Takes a Woman’s Love (To Make a Man)
  2. Two Cents Worth – Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
  3. Icarus – Borne on Wings of Steel – Kerry Livgren
  4. All the World – Steve Walsh, Robby Steinhardt
  5. Child of Innocence – Kerry Livgren
  6. It’s You
  7. Mysteries and Mayhem – Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
  8. The Pinnacle – Kerry Livgren

On September 19, 1991.

On September 19, 1991, “Strata-East” label released “Steadfast”, the second John Hicks studio album. It was recorded in May 1975, in London.

Personnel:

  • John Hicks – piano
  • Ulrich Hofmann – design
  • Malcolm Addey – digital mastering
  • Duncan Stanbury – digital transfer
  • Manfred Rinderspacher – photography

Track listing:

  1. One for John Mixon – John Hicks
  2. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  3. Pensativa – Clare Fischer
  4. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  5. Hamp’s Dance – John Hicks
  6. My One and Only Love – R. Guy
  7. Steadfast – John Hicks
  8. Serenade – J. Walters
  9. Without a Song – Vincent Youmans
  10. In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz
  11. Soul Eyes – Mal Waldron
  12. A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square – Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin
  13. The Bright Eyes – John Hicks