On June 11, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Beautiful Noise”, the tenth Neil Diamond album. It was recorded 1975 – 1976, at “Shangri La Studio”, “Kendun Recorders” and “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Robbie Robertson.
Neil Diamond – vocals, acoustic and rhythm guitar, dobro
On May 29, 1976, “ABC” label released “Rose of Cimarron”, the ninth Poco studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mark Henry Harman, Rusty Young, Paul Cotton, Timothy B. Schmit and George Grantham.
Rusty Young – acoustic and 12-string electric guitars, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, handclaps
Paul Cotton – vocals, electric, acoustic and Spanish guitars, handclaps
Timothy B. Schmit – vocals, bass, Spanish bass, harmonica, handclaps
George Grantham – vocals, drums, timpani, handclaps
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, “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.
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
Ponta de Areia – Milton Nascimento
Beauty and the Beast – Wayne Shorter
Tarde – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
Miracle of the Fishes – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
Diana – Wayne Shorter
From the Lonely Afternoons – Fernando Brant, Milton Nascimento
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.
Idris Muhammad – drums
Will Lee, Wilbur Bascomb – bass
Eric Gale – guitar
Joe Beck – guitar
Leon Pendarvis – piano
Don Grolnick – piano
Roland Hanna – piano
David Sanborn – alto saxophone
George Young – tenor saxophone
Bob Berg – tenor saxophone
Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
George Devens – percussion
Tom Harrell- trumpet
Barry Rogers – trombone
Unknown members of the ensemble
All compositions arranged, adapted and conducted by David Matthews, except for “Sudan”, arranged by Tom Harrell.
House of the Rising Sun – traditional
Baia (Boogie Bump) – Ary Barroso, Ray Gilbert
Hard to Face the Music – Ashford & Simpson
Theme for New York City (based on prelude No. 41) – Frédéric Chopin
Sudan – Idris Muhammad, Tom Harrell
Hey Pock A-Way – Aaron Neville, Greg Porter, Joseph Modelliste, Leo Nocentelli
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”.
Fela Kuti – vocals, alto and tenor saxophone, piano, arrangement
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.
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
The Grind – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook, Stanley Sheldon, John Tesar
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.