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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.

Personnel:

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

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  • 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

In November 1975.

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

In August 1975.

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

In July 1976.

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
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet
  • Forest Buchtell – trumpet
  • Dave Bargeron – trombone, tuba
  • Bill Tillman – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Arnie Lawrence – alto saxophone
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Dave Taylor – trombone
  • Sid Weinberg – oboe
  • Dave Freidman – xylophone, marimba, vibes
  • Patti Austin, Vivian Cherry, Lani Groves, Gwendolyn Guthrie, Yolanda McCullough, Frank Lloyd, William Eaton, Zachery Sanders

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

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Columbia” label released “Liquid Love”, the 32nd Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded March – April 1975, at “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Freddie Hubbard.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • George Cables – keyboards
  • Ian Underwood – Moog synthesizer
  • Ray Parker, Jr. – guitar
  • Johnny “Guitar” Watson – guitar 
  • Henry Franklin – bass
  • Chuck Rainey – Fender bass
  • Carl Burnett – drums
  • Spider Webb – drums
  • Myuto Correa – percussion
  • Buck Clark – congas, cowbell
  • Al Hall, Jr. – trombone
  • Carl Randall, Jr. – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Fundi – sound consultant

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard, except where noted.

  1. Midnight at the Oasis – David Nichtern
  2. Put it in the Pocket
  3. Lost Dreams – George Cables
  4. Liquid Love
  5. Yesterday’s Thoughts – Benny Golson
  6. Kuntu

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Mushroom” label released “Ego Is Not a Dirty Word”, the second Skyhooks studio album. It was recorded January – May 1975, at “TCS Studios” in Melbourne, and was produced by Duke Wilson. In 1975, at the Australian “King of Pop Awards”, “Ego Is Not a Dirty Word”, was voted the “Most Popular Australian Album”.

Personnel:

  • Shirley Strachan – lead vocals
  • Red Symons – guitar, backing vocals
  • Bob “Bongo” Starkie – guitar, backing vocals
  • Greg Macainsh – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Imants Alfred Strauks – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Peter Jones – Fender Rhodes piano, marimba and vibes, chimes, boobams
  • Greg Sneddon – Arp synthesizer
  • Ross Wilson – Yamaha synthesiser, vocal harmonies
  • Andy Cowan – Mini Moog
  • Col Loughnan – tenor and baritone saxophones
  • Pat Wilson – finger cymbals
  • Ian Mason – harmony vocals
  • Jenny Keath – harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Greg Macainsh, except where noted.

  1. Ego Is Not a Dirty Word
  2. Love on the Radio – Greg Macainsh, Steve Hill
  3. Saturday Night
  4. Love’s Not Good Enough
  5. The Other Side
  6. Smartarse Songwriters
  7. Mercedes Ladies
  8. All My Friends Are Getting Married
  9. Every Chase a Steeple – Red Symons

On June 27, 1995.

On June 27, 1995, “Avex” label released “Mirror Mirror”, the eleventh and final 10cc album. It was recorded 1975, 1985, 1981, and was produced by Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Adrian Lee and Rod Gammons.

Personnel:

  • Eric Stewart — lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Graham Gouldman — lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass guitar, percussion, mandolin
  • Rick Fenn — lead guitar
  • Steve Pigott — keyboard, drum programming
  • Gary Wallis — drums, percussion
  • Kevin Godley — bass drum, musical box, backing vocals
  • Lol Creme — grand piano, backing vocals
  • Adrian Lee — bass, programming, arrangements, keyboard, brass section, percussion, accordion, vibes, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul McCartney — rhythm guitar, strings, electric piano, frogs, crickets, percussion
  • Andrew Gold — lead and backing vocals
  • Ian Thomas — drums
  • Gary Barnacle — saxophone
  • Peter Thoms — trombone
  • Lise Aferiat, Nicola Burton – violin
  • Chris Goldscheider – viola
  • Patrick Jones – cello
  • Andrew Hines – cello

Track listing:

  1. Yvonne’s the One – Paul McCartney, Eric Stewart
  2. Code of Silence – Eric Stewart
  3. Blue Bird – Graham Gouldman
  4. Age of Consent – Eric Stewart
  5. Take This Woman – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldon
  6. The Monkey and the Onion – Graham Gouldman, Tim Rice
  7. Everything Is Not Enough – Eric Stewart
  8. Ready to Go Home – Andrew Gold, Graham Gouldman
  9. Grow Old with Me – Graham Gouldman
  10. Margo Wants the Mustard – Eric Stewart
  11. Peace in Our Time – Graham Gouldman, Steve Pigott
  12. Why Did I Break Your Heart – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  13. Now You’re Gone – Graham Gouldman
  14. I’m Not in Love (acoustic version 95’) – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman

On June 11, 1976.

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.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – vocals, acoustic and rhythm guitar, dobro
  • Robbie Robertson – guitar
  • Richard Bennett – guitar 
  • Jesse Ed Davis – guitar
  • Larry Knechtel – piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Alan Lindgren – piano, synthesizer
  • David Paich – Fender Rhodes, piano
  • Garth Hudson – Hammond organ, Lowrey organ
  • James Newton Howard – ARP, synthesizer
  • Dr. John – Hammond organ
  • Bob James – piano, arrangement, Fender Rhodes
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Bob Boucher – bass guitar, ARP
  • Dennis St. John – drums, percussion
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums, congas, harmony vocals
  • Joe Lala – percussion, tambourine, congas
  • Bob Findley – trumpet
  • Jerome Richardson – flute, clarinet
  • Linda Press – backing vocals
  • Nick DeCaro – arrangements, accordion

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

  1. Beautiful Noise
  2. Stargazer
  3. Lady Oh
  4. Don’t Think…Feel
  5. Surviving the Life
  6. If You Know What I Mean
  7. Street Life
  8. Home Is a Wounded Heart
  9. Jungletime
  10. Signs
  11. Dry Your Eyes – Neil Diamond, Robbie Robertson

On May 29, 1976.

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.

Personnel:

  • 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
  • Steve Ferguson – acoustic piano
  • John Logan – banjo
  • Al Garth – fiddle, violin, alto saxophone
  • Mitt Holland – washboard, marimba, percussion
  • Annie Emery, Jenny Grantham, Jennifer O’Keefe, Doug Rider, Jeddrah Schmit, Noreen Schmit – handclaps
  • Mark Henry Harman – celesta
  • Milt Holland – percussion
  • Tom Sellers – grand piano, string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Mark Henry Harman – engineer
  • Doug Rider – engineer
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Phil Hartman – art direction, design
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction, design
  • Sandy Sussman – color reproduction
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rusty Young, except where noted.

  1. Rose of Cimarron
  2. Stealaway
  3. Just Like Me – Timothy B. Schmit
  4. Company’s Comin’
  5. Slow Poke
  6. Too Many Nights Too Long – Paul Cotton
  7. P.N.S. (When You Come Around) – Paul Cotton
  8. Starin’ at the Sky – Timothy B. Schmit, Johnny Logan
  9. All Alone Together – Paul Cotton
  10. Tulsa Turnaround – Paul Cotton

IN May 1976.

In May 1976, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.

Personnel:

  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, guitar, banjo, bells
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • Jon Cobert – piano
  • Charles Brown III – electric guitar
  • Elliott Randall – electric guitar
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Richard Crooks – drums, spoons
  • Jimmy Maelen – congas
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Kenny Kosek – violin
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm – cornet, trumpet
  • David Taylor – bass trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged and adapted by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)