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In August 1976.

In August 1976, “RCA” label released “Bigger Than Both of Us”, the fifth Daryl Hall and John Oates studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Cherokee Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Cristopher Bond.

Personnel:

  • Daryl Hall – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, mandola, synthesizer, arrangements, cover concept, design
  • John Oates – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitars, harmonica, arrangements
  • Christopher Bond – lead guitars, keyboards, synthesizer, arrangements
  • Tom Hensley – acoustic piano
  • Scotty Edwards – bass
  • Leland Sklar – bass
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Ed Greene – drums
  • Slugger Blue – “G kick” drums
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Tom Scott – flute, saxophone, Lyricon
  • Charles DeChant – saxophone
  • James Getzoff – concertmaster, conductor
  • Stephen Dees – co-arrangements
  • John Arrias, John Mills – engineer, mixing
  • Armin Steiner – engineer
  • Allen Zentz – mastering
  • Ron Barry – covert art work
  • Gribbitt Photography – cover photography
  • Kathy Hohl, Sam Emmerson – insert photography

Track listing:

  1. Back Together Again – John Oates
  2. Rich Girl – Daryl Hall
  3. Crazy Eyes – John Oates
  4. Do What You Want, Be What You Are – Daryl Hall, John Oates
  5. Kerry – Stephen Dees, Daryl Hall
  6. London Luck & Love – Sara Allen, Daryl Hall, John Oates
  7. Room to Breathe – Sara Allen, Daryl Hall
  8. You’ll Never Learn – Daryl Hall, John Oates
  9. Falling – Daryl Hall

In August 1977.

In August 1977, “Albert” label released the self-titled, debut Angels (The) album. It was recorded 1976-1977, at “Albert Studios” in Sydney, and was produced by Harry Vanda and George Young.

Personnel:

  • Doc Neeson – lead vocals
  • Rick Brewster – lead guitar
  • John Brewster – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Bailey – bass guitar
  • Buzz Throckman – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by John Brewster, Rick Brewster and Bernard “Doc” Neeson, except where noted.

  1. Take Me Home – John Brewster, Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Graham Bidstrup
  2. You’re a Lady Now
  3. Goin’ Down – William Donald Nix
  4. Shelter from the Rain – John Brewster, Graham Bidstrup
  5. Can’t Get Lucky – John Brewster, Graham Bidstrup
  6. Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again
  7. You Got Me Runnin’
  8. High on You
  9. Hot Lucy
  10. Dreambuilder

In July 1976.

In July 1976, “Shelter Records” label released “Sincerely”, the debut Dwight Twilley Band album. It was recorded 1974 – 1976, and was produced by Dwight Twilley and Phil Seymour.

Personnel:

  • Dwight Twilley – lead and harmony vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica
  • Phil Seymour – lead and harmony vocals, bass, drums, percussion
  • Bill Pitcock IV – lead guitar
  • Roger Linn – lead guitar, bass
  • Leon Russell – piano, bass
  • Johnny Johnson – bass
  • Jerry Naifeh – drums
  • Jim Barth, Roger Harris, Roger Linn, Robin Cable, Ted Sharp, Bob Schaper, John Harkin – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Dwight Twilley.

  1. I’m on Fire
  2. Could Be Love
  3. Feeling in the Dark
  4. You Were So Warm
  5. I’m Losing You
  6. Sincerely
  7. TV
  8. Release Me
  9. Three Persons
  10. Baby Let’s Cruise
  11. England
  12. Just Like the Sun

On July 5, 1976.

On July 5, 1976, “Brother/Reprise” label released “15 Big Ones”, the 20th Beach Boys (The) studio album. It was recorded December 1969 – May 1976, at “Brother” in Santa Monica, “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, and was produced by Brian Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Brian Wilson – lead and backing vocals, organ, piano, Moog bass, ARP synthesizer, ARP String Ensemble, bass guitar, harmonica, chimes, bells
  • Carl Wilson – lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizer, Jew’s harp, percussion
  • Dennis Wilson – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion, vibraphone
  • Al Jardine – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Mike Love – lead and backing vocals, arranger
  • Thomas J. Tedesco – guitar
  • Ben Benay – guitar
  • Jerry Cole – guitar
  • Bruce Johnston – piano, backing vocals
  • Carl L. Fortina – accordion
  • James D. Hughart – string bass
  • Tim Drummond – bass
  • Ray Pohlman – bass
  • Lyle Ritz – bass
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • Dennis Dragon – drums
  • Ricky Fataar – drums, percussion
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Julius Wechter – percussion, bells
  • Roy Wood (credited as “Roy Wood and Wizzard”) – saxophone
  • Mike Altschul – saxophone, clarinet
  • Steve Douglas – saxophone, horns, flute
  • Dennis Dreith – saxophone, clarinet
  • Jay Migliori – saxophone, horns, flute
  • Bobby Shew – trumpet
  • Daryl Dragon – clavinet, vocal arrangements
  • Charles Lloyd – flute
  • Jules Jacobs – clarinet
  • Carol Lee Miller – autoharp
  • Maureen L. West – harp

The Sid Sharp Strings

  • Murray Adler – violin
  • Arnold Belnick – violin
  • Henry Ferber – violin
  • Lou Klass – violin
  • Bernard Kundell – violin
  • William Kurasch – violin
  • James Getzoff – violin
  • Henry L. Roth – violin
  • Sidney Sharp – violin
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • William Kurasch – violin
  • James Getzoff – violin
  • Henry L. Roth – violin
  • Sidney Sharp – violin
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • Toni Tennille – backing vocals
  • Marilyn Wilson – backing vocals
  • Dean Torrence, Jim Evans – album cover, art direction, logo

Track listing:

  1. Rock and Roll Music – Chuck Berry
  2. It’s Ok – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  3. Hard to Phone Ya – Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Diane Rovell
  4. Chapel of Love – Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
  5. Everyone’s in Love with You – Mike Love
  6. Talk to Me – Joe Seneca – includes an interpolation of the track “Tallahassee Lassie” originally performed by Freddy Cannon
  7. That Same Song – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  8. T M Song – Brian Wilson
  9. Palisades Park – Chuck Berry
  10. Susie Cincinnati – Al Jardine
  11. A Casual Look – Ed Wells
  12. Blueberry Hill – Al Lewis, Larry Stock, Vincent Rose
  13. Back Home – Brain Wilson, Bob Norberg
  14. In the Still of the Night – Fred Parris
  15. Just Once in My Life – Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Phil Spector

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