Tag Archives: 1975

Barry White: Let the Music Play

On January2, 1976, “20th Century” label released “Let the Music Play”, the fifth Barry White album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Barry White.

Personnel:

  • Barry White – lead vocals, arranger, conductor, design concept
  • Don Peake – orchestration
  • Barney Perkins – engineer
  • Frank Kejmar – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Barry White, except where noted.

  1. I Don’t Know Where Love Has Gone
  2. If You Know, Won’t You Tell Me
  3. I’m So Blue and You Are Too
  4. Baby, We Better Try to Get It Together
  5. You See the Trouble with Me
  6. Let the Music Play

The Bar Keys: Money Talks

In October 1976, “Stax” label released “Money Talks”, the eighth Bar Key (The) album. It was recorded 1972 – 1975, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Allen Jones.

Personnel:

  • Larry Dodson – lead vocals
  • Llyod Smith – guitar
  • Winston Stewart – keyboards, synthesizer
  • James Alexander – bass
  • Michael Beard – drums
  • Bill Summers – percussion, congas
  • Ralph McDonald – percussion
  • Harvey Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Allen – trumpet
  • Dale Warren – arrangements
  • Robert Jackson, William C. Brown III – engineer
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Phil Carroll – art direction 
  • Dennis Gassner – design
  • Brian Zick – illustration
  • William R. Eastabrook – photography

Track listing:

  1. Holy Ghost
  2. Feelin’ Alright
  3. Monster
  4. Money Talks
  5. Mean Mistreater
  6. Holy Ghost (Reborn)

Steeleye Span: All Around My Hat

In October 1975, “Chrysalis” label released “All Around My Hat”, the eight Steely Span album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Batt.

Personnel:

  • Maddy Prior – vocals
  • Tim Hart – guitar, vocals, dulcimer
  • Bob Johnson – vocals, guitar
  • Rick Kemp – vocals, bass guitar
  • Peter Knight – vocals, violin, mandolin
  • Nigel Pegrum – drums, flute

Track listing:

All tracks traditional, arranged by Tim Hart, Maddy Prior, Peter Knight, Bob Johnson and Rick Kemp.

  1. Black Jack Davy
  2. Hard Times of Old England
  3. Cadgwith Anthem
  4. Sum Waves
  5. The Wife of Ushers Well
  6. Gamble Gold (Robin Hood)
  7. All Around My Hat
  8. Dance With Me
  9. Batchelors Hall

Muddy Waters: The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album

In April 1975, “Chess” label released “The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album”, the twelve Muddy Waters album. It was recorded in February 1975, at “Levon Helm Studio” in Woodstock, New York, and was produced by Henry Glover. In 1976, the album won “Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording”.

Personnel:

  • Muddy Waters – vocals, guitar
  • Bob Margolin – guitar
  • Pinetop Perkins – piano
  • Garth Hudson – organ, accordion, saxophone
  • Paul Butterfield – harmonica
  • Howard Johnson – saxophone
  • Fred Carter Jr. – bass, guitar
  • Levon Helm – drums, bass

Track listing:

All tracks by McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters), except where noted.

  1. Why Are People Like That – Bobby Charles
  2. Going Down to Main Street
  3. Born with Nothing
  4. Caledonia – Fleecie Moore
  5. Funny Sounds
  6. Love, Deep as the Ocean
  7. Let the Good Times Roll – Fleecie Moore, Sam Theard
  8. Kansas City – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

Dave Holland & Sam Rivers: Dave Holland/Sam Rivers

On February 17, 1976, “Improvising Artists” label released “Dave Holland / Sam Rivers”, an album by Dave Holland and Sam Rivers. It was recorded in December 1975, at “Big Apple Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Paul Bley.

Personnel:

  • Sam Rivers – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Dave Holland – bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Sam Rivers.

  1. Waterfall
  2. Cascade

Michael Franks: The Art of Tea

In February 1976, “Reprise” label released “The Art of Tea”, the second Michael Franks album. It was recorded May – June 1975, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Michael Franks – vocals
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Joe Sample – keyboards
  • Larry Bunker – vibraphone
  • Larry Carlton – guitar
  • Wilton Felder – bass
  • John Guerin – drums
  • Jerry Steinholtz – congas
  • Al Schmitt – recording, mixing
  • Lee Hershbrook, Bruce Botnick – recording
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Franks, except where noted.

  1. Nightmoves – Michael Franks, Michael Small
  2. Eggplant
  3. Monkey See – Monkey Do
  4. St. Elmo’s Fire
  5. I Don’t Know Why I’m So Happy I’m Sad
  6. Jive
  7. Popsicle Toes
  8. Sometimes I Just Forget To Smile
  9. Mr. Blue

Fela Kuti: Expensive Shit

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.

Personnel:

  • Fela Kuti – vocals, alto and tenor saxophone, piano, arranger

Africa 70

  • Christopher Uwaifor – tenor saxophone
  • Lekan Animashaun – baritone saxophone
  • Tunde Williams – trumpet, solo
  • Ukem Stephen – 2nd trumpet
  • 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
  • Demola Odebiyi – engineer
  • Remi Olowookere – artwork, graphics
  • Peter Obe Photo Agency – photography
  • Roland Francis – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Fela Kuti.

  1. Expensive Shit
  2. Water No Get Enemy

Guy Clark: Old No. 1

In November 1975, “RCA” label released “Old No. 1”, the debut Guy Clark album. It was recorded in 1975, at “RCA Studio B” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was reproduced by Neil Wilburn.

Personnel:

  • Guy Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Pat Carter – guitar, background vocals
  • Steve Gibson – guitar
  • Dick Feller – guitar
  • Jim Colvard – guitar
  • Reggie Young – guitar
  • Hal Rugg – dobro, pedal steel
  • Jack Hicks – dobro
  • David Briggs – piano, background vocals
  • Chuck Cochran – piano
  • Shane Keister – piano
  • Johnny Gimble – fiddle
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • Mike Leach – bass
  • Jerry Kroon – drums
  • Larrie Londin – drums
  • Jerry Carrigan – drums
  • Lea Jane Berinati – background vocals, piano
  • Rodney Crowell – background vocals
  • Emmylou Harris – background vocals
  • Gary B. White – background vocals
  • Florence Warner – background vocals
  • Steve Earle – background vocals
  • Sammi Smith – background vocals
  • Ray Butts – engineer
  • Pat Carter – associate producer
  • Susanna Clark – paintings
  • Paul Brookside – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Guy Clark.

  1. Rita Ballou
  2. L.A. Freeway
  3. She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
  4. A Nickel for the Fiddler
  5. That Old Time Feeling
  6. Texas – 1947
  7. Desperados Waiting for a Train
  8. Like a Coat from the Cold
  9. Instant Coffee Blues
  10. Let Him Roll

Climax Blues Band: Stamp Album

In August 1975, “Sire” label released “Stamp Album”, the eight Climax Blues Band album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Peter Haycock, Richard Jones, Colin Cooper, Derek Holt and John Cuffley.

Personnel:

  • Peter Haycock – vocals, acoustic, slide and lead guitar, mixing
  • Richard Jones – vocals, bass, piano, electric piano, grand piano, Hammond Organ, clavinet, acoustic guitar, mixing
  • Derek Holt – vocals, bass, fretless bass, vibraphone, mixing
  • John Cuffley – vocals, drums, percussion, mixing
  • Colin Cooper – vocals, soprano and alto saxophone, flute, clarinet, mixing
  • Alan Varner, Geoff Emerick, Godfrey Diamond – engineer
  • Clearmountain – engineer, mixing
  • James Flournoy Holmes – design
  • Lee Marshall – photography
  • Richard Gottehrer – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Haycock, Richard Jones, Colin Cooper, Derek Holt and John Cuffley.

  1. Using the Power
  2. Mr. Goodtime
  3. I Am Constant
  4. Running Out of Time
  5. Sky High
  6. Rusty Nail / The Devil Knows
  7. Loosen Up
  8. Spirit Returning
  9. Cobra

Blood, Sweat & Tears: More Than Ever

In July 1976, “Columbia” label released “More Than Ever”, the ninth Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Bob James.

Personnel:

  • David Clayton-Thomas – vocals
  • Mike Stern – guitar
  • Steve Khan – guitar
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Larry Willis – keyboards
  • Bob James – keyboards
  • Richard Tee – keyboards
  • Hugh McCracken – guitar
  • Danny Trifan – bass
  • Gary King – bass
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, dobro
  • Bobby Colomby – drums
  • Don Alias – percussion
  • Dave Freidman – xylophone, marimba, vibes
  • Arnie Lawrence – alto saxophone
  • Bill Tillman – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet
  • Forest Buchtell – trumpet
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Dave Taylor – trombone
  • Dave Bargeron – trombone, tuba
  • Sid Weinberg – oboe
  • Patti Austin, Vivian Cherry, Lani Groves, Gwendolyn Guthrie, Yolanda McCullough, Frank Lloyd, William Eaton, Zachery Sanders – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. They – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  2. I Love You More Than Ever – Allan Langdon, Douglas Lenier
  3. Katy Bell – Stephen C. Foster, Bob James
  4. Sweet Sadie the Savior – Patti Austin
  5. Hollywood – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  6. You’re the One – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  7. Heavy Blue – Larry Willis
  8. Saved By the Grace Of Your Love – William Daniel Smith, David Palmer