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In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Capitol” label released “Big Towne, 2061”, the second and final Paris studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at the “Total Experience Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bob Hughes.

Personnel:

  • Bob Welch – vocals, guitar
  • Glenn Cornick – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Hunt Sales – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Bob Hughes – engineering
  • Steve Pouliot, Meyrick Smith – assistant engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Welch except when noted.

  1. Blue Robin
  2. Big Towne, 2061
  3. Pale Horse, Pale Rider
  4. New Orleans
  5. Outlaw Game – Bob Welch, Hunt Sales
  6. Money Love – Bob Welch, Hunt Sales
  7. Heart of Stone
  8. Slave Trader
  9. 1 in 10
  10. Janie – Bob Welch, Glenn Cornick

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Columbia” label released “Honor Among Thieves”, the second Artful Dodger album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Edward Leonetti and Jack Douglas.

Personnel:

  1. Billy Paliselli- lead vocals
  2. Gary Herrewig – lead guitar, backing vocals
  3. Gary Cox – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  4. Steve Cooper – bass
  5. Steve Brigida – drums, percussion
  6. Eric Troyer – piano
  7. Edward Leonetti – harmonium
  8. John Jansen – engineer
  9. Corky Stasiak – engineer assistant
  10. George Marino – mastering
  11. John Berg – design
  12. Robert Biro – design
  13. Menken-Seltzer – photography
  14. Jack Douglas – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Herrewig and Billy Paliselli, except where note,

  1. Honor Among Thieves
  2. Not Enoughi
  3. Scream
  4. Keep A-Knockin’ – Perry Bradford
  5. Keep Me Happy
  6. Remember
  7. Dandelion – Gary Cox
  8. Hey Boys
  9. Good Fun – Gary Cox

In July 1978.

In July 1978, “Polydor” label released “Get Up Offa That Thing”, the 43rd James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals, arrangements
  • Patricia Dryden – cover illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Deanna Brown, Deirdre Brown and Yamma Brown, except where noted.

  • Get Up Offa That Thing / Release the Pressure
  • You Took My Heart – Deanna Brown, Deirdre Brown, St. Clair Pinckney, Yamma Brown
  • I Refuse to Lose
  • Can’t Take it with You
  • Home Again
  • This Feeling

In july 1976.

In July 1976, “CBS” label released “Aftertones”, the eight Janis Ian album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Brooks Arthur.

Personnel:

  • Janis Ian – vocals, piano, guitar, arranger, conductor
  • Jeff Layton – guitar
  • Bucky Pizzerella – guitar
  • Al Gorgoni – guitar
  • Larry Harlow – piano
  • Stu Woods – bass
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • Barry Lazarowitz – drums, percussion
  • Arthur Jenkins – congas
  • Artie Kaplan – bass clarinet, contractor
  • George Young – tenor saxophone
  • Artie Kaplan – baritone saxophone
  • Larry Spencer, Pete Nater, Bobby Fortunato, Ernie Royal, Joe Shepley – trumpet
  • Wayne Andre, Lewis Kahn, Tom Malone, Mickey Gravine – trombone
  • Gonzalo Fernandez – flute
  • Phil Bodner – oboe, alto flute, English horn 
  • Romeo Pengue – oboe, flute, English horn, piccolo flute
  • Bruce Rogers, Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Kermit Moore, Max Hollander – cello
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Ezra Kliger – violin
  • Manny Vardi – viola
  • David Sackson, Manni Vardi, Eugenie Dengel, George Browne, Selward Clarke – viola
  • Phoebe Snow – solo vocal
  • Brooks Arthur, Claire Bay, Odetta, V. Martin Fink – vocals
  • Claire Bay – 2nd vocals
  • Larry Harlow – arranger
  • Mike Gibson – arranger, conductor
  • Jerry Ragavoy – arranger, conductor
  • Ron Frangipane – arranger, conductor
  • Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • David L’Heureux – design
  • Peter Cunningham – photography
  • Herb Gart – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Janis Ian.

  1. Aftertones
  2. I Would Like to Dance
  3. Love Is Blind
  4. Roses
  5. Belle of the Blues
  6. Goodbye to Morning
  7. Boy, I really Tied One on
  8. This Must be Wrong
  9. Don’t Cry, Old Man
  10. Hymn

In July 1977.

In July 1977, “Trafalgar” label released “Radios Appear”, the debut Radio Birdman album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, at “Trafalgar Studios” in Sydney, and was produced by John Sayers and Charles Fisher. “Radios Appear” was ranked the third best Australian album of all time in a 2008 list compiled by Melbourne newspaper “The Age”. In October 2010, it was ranked No. 13 in the book “100 Best Australian Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Rob Younger – lead vocals
  • Deniz Tek – guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Masuak – guitar; piano, backing vocals
  • Warwick Gilbert – bass
  • Ron Keeley – drums
  • Pip Hoyle – organ, piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Deniz Tek, except where noted.

  1. TV Eye – Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop
  2. Murder City Nights
  3. Anglo Girl Desire
  4. Man with Golden Helmet
  5. Descent into the Maelstrom
  6. Monday Morning Gunk
  7. Do the Pop
  8. Love Kills
  9. Hand of Law
  10. New Race

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 June 1, 1977.

On June 1, 1977, “Arista” label released “I Robot”, the second Alan Parsons Project (The), studio album. It was recorded December 1976 – March 1977, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons. The album cover photo features Storm Thorgerson’s assistants in the escalator tubes of the circular Terminal 1 building of the “Charles de Gaulle Airport” outside of Paris

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – keyboards, vocoder, acoustic guitar, backing vocals, engineer
  • Ian Bairnson – acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar
  • Eric Woolfson – keyboards, vocoder, backing vocals
  • Duncan Mackay – keyboards
  • John Leach – cimbalom, kantele
  • David Paton – bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Stuart Tosh – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Lenny Zakatek, Allan Clarke, Steve Harley, Jack Harris, Peter Straker, Jaki Whitren, Dave Townsend, the English Chorale, the New Philharmonia Chorus – vocals
  • Hilary Western – backing vocals
  • Smokey Parsons – backing vocals
  • Tony Rivers, John Perry and Stu Calver – backing vocals
  • Andrew Powell – choir and orchestra arrangements
  • Eric Woolfson – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, except where noted.

  1. I Robot
  2. I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You
  3. Some Other Time
  4. Breakdown
  5. Don’t Let it Snow
  6. The Voice
  7. Nucleus
  8. Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
  9. Total Eclipse – Andrew Powell
  10. Genesis Ch. 1V. 32

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, “Columbia” label released “Energy to Burn”, the third B.T. Express album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Ultra – Sonic Recording Studios” in Hempstead, New York, and was produced by Jeff Lane.

Personnel:

  • Barbara Joyce – vocals, tambourine
  • Michael Jones – vocals, clavinet, organ, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Richard Thompson – vocal, guitar
  • Sam Taylor – rhythm guitar
  • Carlos Ward – flute, piccolo flute, tenor saxophone
  • Bill Risbrook – flute, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Louis Risbrook – vocal, bass
  • Dennis Rowe – bongos, congas, timbales, percussion
  • Leslie Ming – drums
  • Irving Spice – strings

Track listing:

  1. Depend On Yourself – Bill Risbrook
  2. Can’t Stop Groovin’ Now, Wanna Do It Some More – Billy Nichols
  3. Now That We Found Love – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
  4. Energy To Burn – Sam Taylor, Tash Howard
  5. Time Tunnel – Michael Jones
  6. Make Your Body Move – Carlos Ward
  7. Herbs – Carlos Ward
  8. Energy Level – Carlos Ward

On April 8, 1977.

On April 8, 1977, “EMI” and “Capitol” labels released “Diamantina Cocktail” the third Little River Band album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by John Boylan, Glenn Shorrock, Graham Goble, Beeb Birtles, David Briggs, George McArdle and Derek Pellicci.

Personnel:

  • Glenn Shorrock – lead vocals, piano
  • Graham Goble – vocals, guitars
  • Beeb Birtles – vocals, guitars
  • David Briggs – guitars
  • George McArdle – bass guitar
  • Derek Pellicci – drums, percussion
  • Roger McLachlan – bass
  • Eddy Denton – cor anglais
  • Peter Sullivan – piano
  • Ian Mason – piano
  • Tony Buchanan – saxophones
  • Graeme Lyall – flute

Track listing:

  1. Help Is on Its Way – Glenn Shorrock
  2. The Drifter – Graham Goble
  3. L.A. in the Sunshine – David Briggs, Glenn Shorrock
  4. The Inner Light – Graham Goble
  5. Witchery – Beeb Birtles
  6. Home on Monday – Beeb Birtles, Glenn Shorrock
  7. Happy Anniversary – Beeb Birtles, David Briggs
  8. Raelene, Raelene – Beeb Birtles
  9. Changed and Different – Graham Goble