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On June 18, 1976.

On June 18, 1976, “Riva” label released “A Night on the Town”, the seventh Rod Stewart album. It was recorded December 1975 – April 1976, at “Cherokee Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Muscle Shoals Sound” in Sheffield, “Criteria” in  Miami” in Nederland, CO, and was produced by Tom Dowd. The cover art is based on Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting “Bal du moulin de la Galette”.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – vocals
  • Donald Dunn, Bob Glaub, David Hood, Willie Weeks, Lee Sklar– bass guitar
  • Steve Cropper, Billy Peek, Joe Walsh, Jesse Ed Davis, David Lindley, Fred Tackett– guitar
  • John Barlow Jarvis, David Foster, Barry Beckett, J. Smith – keyboards
  • Roger Hawkins, Andy Newmark, Al Jackson Jr., Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Tommy Vig, Joe Lala– percussion
  • Jimmy Horowitz, Mel Lewis, Arif Mardin– string arrangements
  • Tower of Power Horn section – French horn
  • Jerry Jumonville, Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Stewart, except where noted.

Slow Side

  1. Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  2. The First Cut Is the Deepest – Cat Stevens
  3. Fool for You
  4. The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)

Fast Side

  1. The Balltrap
  2. Pretty Flamingo – Mark Barkan
  3. Big Bayou – Gib Guilbeau
  4. The Wild Side of Life – Arlie Carter, William Warren
  5. Trade Winds – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter
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On June 18, 1976.

On June 18, 1976, “Charisma” label released “Unorthodox Behaviour”, the debut Brand X album. It was recorded September – October 1975, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Dennis MacKay, John Goodsall, Robin Lumley, Percy Jones and Phil Collins.

Personnel:

  • John Goodsall– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Robin Lumley– acoustic and electric pianos, Moog synthesizer, string synthesizer
  • Percy Jones– acoustic and electric basses, marimba
  • Phil Collins– vocals, drums, percussion, vibraphone
  • Jack Lancaster– soprano saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Collins, John Goodsall, Robin Lumley, and Percy Jones.

  1. Nuclear Burn
  2. Euthanasia Waltz
  3. Born Ugly
  4. Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria
  5. Unorthodox Behaviour
  6. Running on Three
  7. Touch Wood

On May 23, 1975.

On May 23, 1975. “Bearsville” label released “Initiation” the sixth Todd Rundgren, solo studio album. It was recorded in 1975 at “Secret Sound Studio”, “Media Sound Studio” and ”Bearsville Sound Studio”, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – vocals, guitars, sitar, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, ARP string ensemble, string arrangements
  • Roger Powell – keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer programming, nose flute, trumpet
  • Mark Klingman – keyboards, synthesizers
  • John Siegler,Dan Hartman, John Miller – bass
  • Ralph Schuckett – clavinet
  • Kevin Ellman, John “Willie” Wilcox, Barry Lazarowitz, Roy Markowitz,Rick Marotta, Chris Parker, Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Bob Rose – rhythm guitars
  • Rick Derringer – bass, guitars
  • Edgar Winter,David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Barbara Burton, Lee Pastora – percussion
  • Jack Malken – recording engineer

Track lsiting:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren.

  1. Real Man
  2. Born to Synthesize
  3. The Death of Rock and Roll
  4. Eastern Intrigue
  5. Initiation
  6. Fair Warning
  7. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
    • Intro -Prana
    • The Fire of Mind – or: Solar Fire
    • The Fire of Spirit – or: Electric Fire
    • The Internal Fire – or: Fire by Friction
      1. Mûlâdhâra: The Dance of Kundalini
      2. Svâdhishthâna: Bam, Bham, Mam, Yam, Ram, Lam, Thank You, Mahm
      3. Manipûra: Seat of Fire
      4. Anâhata: The Halls of Air
      5. Vishudda: Sounds Beyond Ears
      6. Ajnâ: Sights Beyond Eyes
      7. Brahmarandhra: Nirvana Shakri
    • Outro – Prana

 

 

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

 

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