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On November 18, 1976.

On November 18, 1976, “United Artists” label released “Act Like Nothing’s Wrong”, the seventh Al Kooper studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “Record Plant” in Sausalito, CA, “TK Studios” in Hialeah, FL, “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” in Nashville, TN, “Sound Ideas Studios” in New York City, “Studio One” in Doraville, GA, and was produced by Al Kooper, and John Simon.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, clavinet, arranger, horn arrangements, engineer
  • Bobby Wood – organ, piano, electric piano
  • Joe Walsh – slide guitar
  • Reggie Young – vocals, guitar
  • Robert Ferguson – drums, vocals
  • Dominic Frontiere – horn arrangements
  • Steve Gibson – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Willie “Little Beaver” Hale – guitar
  • Hilda Harris – backing vocals
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Tower of Power – horns
  • Ron Bogdon – bass
  • J. R. Cobb – bass
  • George “Chocolate” Perry – bass
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Wendy Waldman – backing vocals
  • Ron Hicklin Singers – backing vocals
  • Tubby Zeigler – drums
  • Larrie Londin – drums
  • Gary Coleman – percussion, bongos, conga
  • John Simon – arranger
  • Steve Alaimo – engineer
  • Bob Edwards – engineer
  • Gene Eichelberger – engineer
  • John Henning – engineer
  • Bruce Hensal – engineer
  • Linda Hoxit – engineer
  • Denis King – engineer
  • Kelly Kotera – engineer
  • Bobby Langford – engineer
  • Tim Sadler – engineer
  • Rick Sanchez – engineer
  • Rick Smith – engineer
  • Steve Smith – engineer
  • Alan Robinson – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Kooper; except where noted.

  1. Is We on the Downbeat
  2. This Diamond Ring – Al Kooper, Bob Brass, Irwin Levine
  3. She Don’t Ever Lose Her Groove – Willie Hale
  4. I Forgot to Be Your Lover – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  5. Missing You
  6. Out of Left Field – Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham
  7. (Please Not) One More Time
  8. In My Own Sweet Way
  9. Turn My Head Towards Home – Al Kooper, John Simon
  10. A Visit to the Rainbow Bar and Grill
  11. Hollywood Vampire

On November 16, 1976.

On November 16, 1976, “CBS” label released “L’Heptade”, the third and final Harmonium album. It was recorded June – October 1976.

Personnel:

  • Serge Fiori – lead and background vocals, guitar, flute, percussion
  • Neil Chotem – electric piano, keyboards, celeste, arranger
  • Michel Normandeau – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, accordion
  • Serge Locat – piano, electric piano, organ, keyboards, mellotron, synthesizer
  • Monique Fauteux – lead and background vocals, keyboards
  • Louis Valois – vocals, piano, electric piano, bass, musical director
  • Robert Stanley – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Denis Farmer – drums, percussion, noise
  • Libert Subirana – alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, wind
  • Pierre Bertrand – vocals, background vocals
  • Estelle St. Croix – vocals, background vocals
  • Richard Séguin – vocals, background vocals
  • Anthony Chotem – guitar, classical guitar
  • Mike LaChance – percussion
  • Peter Bowman – oboe
  • Nelson Vipond – engineer
  • John Williams – art direction

All interludes by Neil Chotem. All music by Serge Fiori except where noted. All lyrics by Serge Fiori and Michel Normandeau except where noted.

  1. Prologue (interlude)
  2. Comme un fou – music by Serge Fiori, Michel Normandeau
  3. Sommeil sans rêves (interlude)
  4. Chanson noire
    1. A. Le Bien, le Mal – lyrics by Serge Fiori
    1. B. Pour une blanche cérémonie – music by Serge Fiori, Serge Locat

5. Le Premier Ciel

  • L’Appel (Interlude)
    • Le Premier Ciel

6. L’Exil

  • Sur une corde raide (Interlude)
    • L’Exil – lyrics by Serge Fiori

7. Le Corridor

  • Le Corridor
    • Les Premières Lumières (Interlude)

8. Lumières de vie

  • A. Lumières de nuit
    • B. Éclipse – music by Neil Chotem
    • C. Lumière de jour – music by Serge Locat
    • D. Lumière de vie – music by Serge Fiori, Serge Locat, Louis Valois

9. Comme un sage

  • Prélude d’amour (Interlude)
    • Comme un sage – lyrics by Serge Fiori
    • Épilogue (interlude)

On November 6, 1998.

On November 6, 1998, “Ark 21” label released “Seven Worlds”, the fourth Eric Johnson album. It was recorded 1976 – 1978, at “Odyssey Sound” and “Pecan Street” in Austin, Texas, and was produced by Jay Aaron Podolnick.

Personnel:

  • Eric Johnson – lead vocals, guitar, Fender Rhodes electric piano, piano, lap steel guitar
  • Jay Aaron – vocals
  • Christopher Cross – vocals
  • Liza Farrow – vocals
  • Kim Wilson – harmonica
  • Nick Phelps – trumpet
  • Jimmy Martin – guitar
  • Steve Barber – synthesizers
  • Roscoe Beck – bass guitar
  • Kyle Brock – bass guitar
  • David Dennard – bass
  • Bill Maddox – drums
  • Mark Singer – drums
  • Linda Wetherby – viola da gamba

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric Johnson, except where noted.

  1. Zap
  2. Emerald Eyes – Eric Johnson, Jay Aaron Podolnick
  3. Showdown – Eric Johnson, Jay Aaron Podolnick
  4. Missing Key
  5. Alone with You
  6. I Promise I Will Try
  7. Winter Came
  8. Turn the Page
  9. A Song for Life
  10. By Your Side

On October 23, 1976.

On October 23, 1976, “Elektra” label released “On the Road to Kingdom Come”, the sixth Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by Stephen Chapin and Harry Chapin.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – vocals, guitar
  • Stephen Chapin – vocals, keyboards
  • Muffy Hendrix – vocals
  • Sharon Hendrix – vocals
  • Doug Walker – guitar, vocals
  • John Wallace – bass, vocals
  • Carolyn Dennis – vocals
  • Ron Evanuik – cello
  • Donna Fein – vocals
  • Howie Fields – drums, percussion
  • Bobbye Hall – percussion
  • Buzz Brauner – recorder
  • Robert Ludwig – mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin.

  1. On the Road to Kingdom Come
  2. The Parade’s Still Passing By
  3. The Mayor of Candor Lied
  4. Laugh Man
  5. Corey’s Coming
  6. If My Mary Were Here
  7. Fall in Love With Him
  8. Caroline
  9. Roll Down the River

On October 1, 1976.

On October 1, 1976, “Polydor” label released “Octoberon”, the seventh Barclay James Harvest studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Strawberry Studios”, “Marquee Studios”, and was produced by John Lees, Wolly Wolstenholme, Les Holroyd, and Mel Pritchard.

Personnel:

  • John Lees – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonies
  • Wolly Wolstenholme – vocals, keyboards
  • Les Holroyd – vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, harmonies
  • Mel Pritchard – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. The World Goes On – Les Holroyd
  2. May Day – John Lees
  3. Ra – Woolly Wolstenholme
  4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star – Les Holroyd
  5. Polk Street Rag – John Lees
  6. Believe in Me – Les Holroyd
  7. Suicide? – John Lees

 

On September 21, 1987.

On September 21, 1987, John Francis Anthony “Jaco” Pastorius III died aged 35. He was a musician (bass), a member of Weather Report (1976 – 1981). Regarded as one of the best world bass players, he worked and recorded with Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Randy Bernsen, Little Beaver, Ira Sullivan,  Albert Mangelsdorff, Ian Hunter, Airto Moreira, Tom Scott, Flora Purim,  Cockrell & Santos, Michel Colombier, Manolo Badrena, Michel Polnareff, Bob Mintzer, Brian Melvin, Jimmy Cliff, Brian Melvin Trio, and Mike Stern. In 2006 Pastorius was voted “The Greatest Bass Player Who Has Ever Lived” by readers in Bass Guitar magazine, and was inducted in the Down Beat “Hall of Fame”. During his lifetime Pastorius released four albums as a leader.

On September 21, 1976.

On September 21, 1976, “A&M” label released “The Gist of the Gemini”, the fourth Gino Vannelli studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli, and Geoff Emerick.

Personnel:

  • Gino Vannelli – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, clavinet, arrangements
  • Joe Vannelli– acoustic and electric pianos, clavinet, synthesizers, string, and brass arrangements
  • Richard Baker – organ, synthesizers, synth bass, string, and brass arrangements
  • Jay Graydon– electric guitar
  • Ross Vannelli – guitar, backing vocals
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • John J. Mandell – timpani, percussion
  • Dido Morris – congas, cuica, timbales
  • Dianne Brooks– backing vocals
  • Brenda Russell– backing vocals
  • The John McCarthy Choir – backing vocals
  • Geoff Emmerick – engineer
  • Jon Kelly, Steve Prestage – assistant engineer
  • Norm Kinney – remixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Fabio Nicola – art direction
  • Clive Arrowsmith, Gered Mankowitz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gino Vannelli.

  1. Love of My Life
  2. Ugly Man
  3. A New Fix for ’76
  4. Omens of Love
  5. Fly into This Night
  6. War Suite
  7. Prelude to the War
  8. The Battle Cry
  9. To the War
  10. Carnal Question
  11. After the Last Battle
  12. To the War (Reflection)
  13. Summers of My Life

 

On September 10, 1977.

On September 10, 1977, “Elektra” label released “Dance Band on the Titanic”, the seventh Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977 and was produced by Harry Chapin.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – vocals, guitar
  • Buzz Brauner – tenor saxophone
  • Barbara Carr– vocals
  • Stephen Chapin– vocals, piano
  • Tom Chapin– vocals, guitar, banjo
  • Harry DiVito – trombone
  • Howie Fields – drums
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Marsh Lynn Goldberg – vocals
  • Jeff Gross – vocals
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Arthur Jenkins – percussion
  • Bernie Keising – bass, vocals
  • Mike Solomon – vocals
  • Chris Waite – percussion
  • Doug Walker – guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • John Wallace– bass, vocals
  • Art Krahulek – vocals
  • Barbara Lindquist – vocals
  • Theodore Marnel – vocals
  • Craig Mitchell – vocals
  • Nancy Newman – vocals
  • Ronald Palmer – guitar, vocals
  • John Quayle – vocals
  • Elliott Randall– guitar
  • Steve Randall – vocals
  • Donna D. Reilly – vocals
  • Kim Scholes – cello
  • Tim Scott – cello
  • Gus Skinas – programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin, except where noted.

  1. Dance Band on the Titanic
  2. Why Should People Stay the Same
  3. My Old Lady
  4. We Grew up a Little Bit
  5. Bluesman
  6. Country Dreams
  7. I Do It For You, Jane – Harry Chapin, Sandy Chapin
  8. I Wonder What Happened to Him
  9. Paint a Picture of Yourself – Michael
  10. Mismatch
  11. Mercenaries
  12. Manhood
  13. One Light in a Dark Valley (An Imitation Spiritual) – Kenneth Burke
  14. There Only Was One Choice

On June 25, 1976.

On June 25, 1976, “ABC” label released “Whistling Down the Wire”, the third Crosby & Nash album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by David Crosby and Graham Nash.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby— vocals, guitar
  • Graham Nash— vocals, acoustic and aelectric guitar, harmonica
  • David Lindley— electric, pedal steel and slide guitar, violin, viola
  • Danny Kortchmar— electric guitar, dobro
  • Laura Allan — zither
  • Craig Doerge— piano, electric piano, organ, glass harmonica
  • Tim Drummond— bass
  • Russ Kunkel— drums, percussion
  • Lee Holdridge— string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp — orchestra leader
  • Stephen Barncard, Don Gooch — engineer
  • Gary Burden— art direction
  • Joel Bernstein — photography

Track listing:

  1. Spotlight – Graham Nash, Danny Kortchmar
  2. Broken Bird – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  3. Time After Time – David Crosby
  4. Dancer – David Crosby
  5. Mutiny – Graham Nash
  6. B. s’ Blues – Graham Nash
  7. Marguerite – Graham Nash
  8. Take at All – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  9. Foolish Man – David Crosby
  10. Out of the Darkness – David Crosby, Graham Nash, Craig Doerge

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Pablo” label released “I Told You So”, album by Count Basie and his Orchestra (his sixth album for “Pablo). It was recorded in January 1976, at “RCA Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Count Basie- piano
  • Sonny Cohn- trumpet
  • Pete Minger- trumpet
  • Bobby Mitchell – trumpet
  • John Thomas – trumpet
  • Jack Feierman – trumpet
  • Al Grey- trombone
  • Curtis Fuller- trombone
  • Bill Hughes- trombone
  • Mel Wanzo- trombone
  • Bobby Plater- alto saxophone
  • Danny Turner – alto saxophone
  • Jimmy Forrest- tenor saxophone
  • Eric Dixon- tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes- baritone saxophone
  • John Duke – double bass
  • Freddie Green- guitar
  • Butch Miles- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Holman, except where noted.

  1. Tree Frog
  2. Flirt
  3. Blues for Alfy
  4. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  5. Plain Brown Wrapper
  6. Swee’Pea
  7. Ticker
  8. Too Close for Comfort – Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcener
  9. Told You So
  10. The Git