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In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Mercury” label released “Deceptive Bends”, the fifth 10cc studio album. It was recorded October 1976 – March 1977, at “Strawberry Studios South” in Dorking, Surrey, UK, and was produced by Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman and Paul Burgess.

Personnel:

  • Eric Stewart – lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, keyboards, percussion
  • Graham Gouldman – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, lead and rhythm guitars, organ, percussion, autoharp
  • Paul Burgess – drums, percussion
  • Jean Alain Roussel – electric piano, organ
  • Tony Spath – piano, oboe
  • Del Newman – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman.

  1. Good Morning Judge
  2. The Things We Do for Love
  3. Marriage Bureau Rendezvous
  4. People in Love
  5. Modern Man Blues
  6. Honeymoon with B Troop
  7. I Bought a Flat Guitar Tutor
  8. You’ve Got a Cold
  9. Feel the Benefit

I: Reminisce and Speculate

II: A Latin Break

III: Feel the Benefit

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Capitol” label released “Sky High!”, the fourth Tavares studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Total Experience Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Freddie Perren.

Personnel:

  • Antone Tavares – vocal
  • Arthur Tavares – vocal
  • Feliciano Tavares – vocal
  • Perry Tavares – vocal
  • Vierra Tavares – vocal
  • Bob “Boogie” Bowles, Melvin “Wah Wah” Ragin – guitar
  • John Barnes – piano
  • Electric Ivory Experience (John Barnes, Bob Robitaille) – synthesizers, synthesizers arrangements
  • Scott Edwards – bass
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Bob Zimmitti, Paulinho Magalhaes, Paulinho da Costa, Freddie Perren – percussion
  • Freddie Perren – rhythm arrangements
  • Larry Miles – engineer
  • Tyrone Williams – engineer
  • Ron Alvarez – engineer assistant
  • Wally Traugott – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Mighty Power of Love – Keni St. Lewis, Freddie Perren
  2. Ridin’ High – Feliciano Tavres, Keni St. Lewis
  3. To the Other Man – Luther Ingram, Randall Stewart, Johnny Northern, Johnny Baylor
  4. Heaven Must be Missing an Angel – Keni St. Lewis, Freddie Perren
  5. Bein’ with You – Keni St. Lewis, Freddie Perren
  6. Wonderful – Homer Banks, Carl Hampton
  7. Guiding Star – Keni St. Lewis, Freddie Perren
  8. Don’t Take Away the Music – Keni St. Lewis, Freddie Perren, Christine Yarian

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Warner Bros” label released “Mirror”, the fourth Graham Central Station album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Larry Graham.

Personnel:

  • Larry Graham – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer
  • David “Dynamite” Vega – vocals, guitar
  • Robert “Butch” Sam – vocals, organ, piano
  • Hershall “Happiness” Kennedy – vocals, clavinet
  • Gaylord “Flash” Birch – vocals, drums
  • Patryce “Choc’Let” Banks – vocals, drum programming, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Graham.

  1. Entrow
  2. Love (Covers a Multitude of Sin)
  3. Mirror
  4. Do Yah
  5. Save Me
  6. I Got a Reason
  7. Priscilla
  8. Forever

In April 1976.

In April 1976, “Atco” label released “2nd Street”, the second Back Street Crawler studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Terry Wilson Slesser, Paul Kossoff, Terry Wilson, John “Rabbit” Bundrick and Tony Braunagel.

Personnel:

  • Terry Wilson Slesser – lead vocals
  • Paul Kossoff – lead guitar
  • John “Rabbit” Bundrick – vocals, keyboard
  • Terry Wilson – bass, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Tony Braunagel – vocals, drums
  • Richard Digby Smith – engineer
  • Glyn Johns – mixing
  • Abie Sussman, Bob Defrin – art direction
  • Sam Emerson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Selfish Lover – John “Rabbit” Bundrick
  2. Blue Soul – Terry Wilson
  3. Stop Doing What You’re Doing – Terry Wilson Slesser, Paul Kossoff, Terry Wilson, John “Rabbit” Bundrick, Tony Braunagel
  4. Raging River – Terry Wilson
  5. Some Kind of Happy – Terry Wilson
  6. Sweet, Sweet Beauty – Terry Wilson
  7. Just for You – John “Rabbit” Bundrick, Dean Rutherford
  8. On Your Life – John “Rabbit” Bundrick
  9. Leaves in the Wind – John “Rabbit” Bundrick, Dean Rutherford

In April 1975.

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

In March 1977.

In March 1977, “Virgin” label released “Kew. Rhone.”, album by John Greaves and Peter Blegvad. It was recorded in October 1976, in Woodstock, New York, and was produced by John Greaves and Peter Blegvad. Interactive multimedia track “Kew. Rom.” produced by Les Corsaires and Voiceprint

Personnel:

  • John Greaves – vocals, piano, organ, bass guitar, percussion
  • Peter Blegvad – vocals, guitars, tenor saxophone, artistic contribution
  • Lisa Herman – vocals
  • Andrew Cyrille – drum, percussion
  • Carla Bley – vocals, tenor saxophone
  • Vito Rendace – alto and tenor saxophones, flute
  • Michael Mantler – trumpet, trombone, engineer
  • Michael A. Levine – vocals, violin, viola
  • April Lang – vocals
  • Dana Johnson – vocals
  • Boris Kinberg – claves
  • Denis Thiriar – programming
  • François Ducat – concept, coordination
  • Serge G. – image manipulation

Track listing:

All lyrics by Peter Blegvad, all music by John Greaves.

  1. Good Evening
  2. Twenty Two Proverbs
  3. Seven Scenes from the Painting ‘Exhuming the First American Mastodon’ by C. W. Peale
  4. Kew. Rhone.
  5. Catalogue of Fifteen Objects and Their Titles
  6. One Footnote (to Kew. Rhone.)
  7. Three Tenses Onanism
  8. Nine Mineral Emblems
  9. Apricot
  10. Gegenstant

On February 17, 1976.

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

In February 1977.

In February 1977, “RSO” label released “Two Sides to Every Story”, the sixth Gene Clark album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Fidelity Recording Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Jerry McGee – guitar
  • Al Perkins – guitar
  • Jeff Baxter – guitar
  • Doug Dillard – banjo
  • Byron Berline – fiddle
  • Jim Fielder – bass
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • John Hartford – backing vocals
  • Emmylou Harris – backing vocals
  • Steven Soles – backing vocals
  • Thomas Jefferson Kaye – backing vocals
  • Daniel Moore – backing vocals
  • Matthew Moore – backing vocals
  • Pepper Watkins – backing vocals
  • Joel Soifer – engineer
  • Ed Caraeff – art direction, photography
  • David Larkham – design
  • Gary Legon – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. Home Run King
  2. Lonely Saturday
  3. In the Pines – traditional, arranged by Gene Clark
  4. Kansas City Southern
  5. Give My Love to Marie – James Talley
  6. Sister Moon
  7. Marylou – Obie Jessie, Sam Ling
  8. Hear the Wind
  9. Past Addresses
  10. Silent Crusade

In November 1976.

In November 1976, “Monument Records” label released “Regeneration”, the twentieth Roy Orbison album. It was recorded January – August 1976, and was produced by Fred Foster.

Personnel:

  • Roy Orbison – vocals
  • Grady Martin, John Christopher, Reggie Young, Steve Gibson – guitar
  • Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood, Shane Keister – keyboards
  • Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar
  • Gene Chrisman, Jerry Carrigan – drums
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Charles Rose, Harrison Calloway, Harvey Thompson, Billy Puett, Dennis Good, George Tidwell – horns
  • Bergen White, Buzz Cason, Dennis Linde, Diane Tidwell, Ginger Holladay, Janie Fricke, Laverna Moore, Lisa Silver, Sheri Kramer, The Cherry Sisters, Tom Brannon – backing vocals
  • Brenton Banks, Byron Bach, Carl Gorodetzky, Christian Teal, Gary Vanosdale, George Binkley, Lennie Haight, Martha McCrory, Martin Katahn, Marvin Chantry, Pam Sixfin, Roy Christensen, Sheldon Kurland, Stephanie Woolf, Steven Smith, Virginia Christensen – strings
  • Bill Justis – arranger
  • Bergen White – arranger

Track listing:

  1. I’m a Southern Man – Tony Joe White
  2. No Chain at All – Bob Morrison
  3. Old Love Song – Bob Morrison, Alice Kiester
  4. Can’t Wait – Alan Rush, Dennis Linde
  5. Born to Love Me – Bob Morrison
  6. Blues in My Mind – Fred Rose
  7. Something They Can’t Take Away – Kris Kristofferson
  8. Under Suspicion – Alan Rush, Dennis Linde
  9. I Don’t Really Want You – Dennis Linde
  10. Belinda – Dennis Linde

On October 24, 2018.

On October 24, 2018, Melvin M. Ragin aka Wah Wah Watson died aged 67. He was musician (guitar), famous for his unique skills with wah-wah pedal. He was member of The Funk Brothers, the studio band for “Motown Records”, recorded and performed with Dizzy Gillespie, John Lee Hooker, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Vanessa Williams, Thelma Houston, The Four Tops, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Michael Jackson, Maxwell, The Beach Boys, George Benson, Bobbi Humphrey, Janet Jackson, Yung Berg, Blondie, Norman Whitfield, The Undisputed Truth, Donald Byrd, Labelle, Love Unlimited, Cher, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gloria Gaynor, The Temptations (his guitar work on “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”), Pointer Sisters, Martha Reeves, Rose Royce, Bob Scaggs and Herbie Hancock. As leader, Wah Wah Watson released one solo album (Elementary, 1976).