Tag Archives: 1976

Barry White: Let the Music Play

On January2, 1976, “20th Century” label released “Let the Music Play”, the fifth Barry White album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Barry White.

Personnel:

  • Barry White – lead vocals, arranger, conductor, design concept
  • Don Peake – orchestration
  • Barney Perkins – engineer
  • Frank Kejmar – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Barry White, except where noted.

  1. I Don’t Know Where Love Has Gone
  2. If You Know, Won’t You Tell Me
  3. I’m So Blue and You Are Too
  4. Baby, We Better Try to Get It Together
  5. You See the Trouble with Me
  6. Let the Music Play

Ted Curson: Jubilant Power

In December 1976, “Inner City” label released “Jubilant Power”, the eleventh Ted Curson album. It was recorded in October 1976, the live recordings were made at “Rittenhouse Square” in Philadelphia and the studio recordings were made at “Downtown Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Irv Kratka.

Personnel:

  • Ted Curson – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, cowbells
  • Chris Woods – flute, alto saxophone
  • Nick Brignola – baritone saxophone, saxello
  • Andy LaVerne – piano 
  • Jim McNeely – piano
  • David Friesen – bass
  • Steve McCall -drums
  • Bob Merigliano – drums
  • Sam Jacobs – congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Ted Curson.

  1. Reava’s Waltz
  2. Ted’s Tempo
  3. Song of the Lonely
  4. Airi’s Tune
  5. Searchin’ for the Blues
  6. Marjo

Daryl Hall & John Oates: Bigger Than Both of Us

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

The Angels: Same

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

Dwight Twilley Band: Sincerely

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

The Beach Boys: 15 Big Ones

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

10cc: Deceptive Bends

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

Tavares: Sky High

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

Graham Central Station: Mirror

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

Back Street Crawler: 2nd Street

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