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In February 1977.

In February 1977, “Harvest” label released “The Prospect Before Us”, the debut Albion Dance Band (as The Albion Dance Band) album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Sound Techniques” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Ashley Hutchings and Simon Nicol.


  • Ashley Hutchings– vocals, electric bass guitar
  • Simon Nicol- electric and acoustic guitars, piano
  • Michael Gregory – drums, nakers, percussion
  • Philip Pickett- curtals, shawms, recorders, crumhorns, bagpipes, rackets, chalumeux, synthesizer
  • John Sothcott, – vielle, citole, crumhorn
  • Graeme Taylor- electric guitar, piano
  • Shirley Collins- vocals.
  • Eddie Upton – vocals, caller
  • John Tams- vocals, melodeon
  • John Rodd – vocals, concertina, tambourine
  • Dave Mattacks- drums, piano, electric piano

Track listing:

  1. Uncle Berhard’s / Jenny Lind
  2. The Hunt Is Up
  3. Varsoviana
  4. Masque
  5. Huntsman’s Chorus
  6. Minuet
  7. Wassail Song
  8. Picking of Sticks / The Old Mole
  9. Merry Sherwood Rangers (live version)
  10. La Sextie Estampe Real
  11. I Wish I was Single Again
  12. The Whim
  13. Hopping Down in Kent
  14. Horse’s Brawl
  15. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing (The Sussex Carol)
  16. Merry Sherwood Rangers (studio version)

In January 1977.

In January 1977, “Columbia” label released “Musicmagic” the seventh and final Return to Forever studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Gayle Moran and Gerry Brown. Beside the conventional stereo version the album was also released by “Columbia” in a four channel quadraphonic version.


  • Chick Corea– vocals, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Hohner clavinet, synthesizers (ARP Odyssey, Minimoog, Polymoog, Moog 15 modular)
  • Gayle Moran– vocals, acoustic piano, Hammond B3 organ, Polymoog
  • Stanley Clarke– vocals, electric bass, acoustic bass
  • Gerry Brown – drums
  • Joe Farrell– piccolo flute, flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • James Tinsley– piccolo trumpet, trumpet
  • John Thomas – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • James E. Pugh– tenor trombone
  • Harold Garret– tenor trombone, bass trombone, baritone horn

Track listing:

  1. The Musician – Chick Corea
  2. Hello Again – Stanley Clarke
  3. Musicmagic – Chick Corea, Gayle Moran
  4. So Long Mickey Mouse – Stanley Clarke
  5. Do You Ever – Gayle Moran
  6. The Endless Night – Chick Corea, Gayle Moran

On December 18, 1976.

On December 18, 1976, “Epic/CBS” labels released “Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I’m Back”, the eighth Sly and the Family Stone album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Sly Stone.


  • Sly Stone: vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, various instruments, string arrangements
  • Cynthia Robinson: vocals, trumpet
  • Joe Baker: vocals, guitar
  • Dwight Hogan: vocals, bass
  • John Colla: vocals, alto and soprano saxophone
  • Steve Schuster: tenor saxophone, flute
  • John Farey: keyboards, percussion
  • Virginia Ayers: vocals, percussion
  • Anthony Warren: drums
  • Lady Bianca: lead and background vocals, clavinet
  • Vicki Blackwell: violin
  • Ed Bogas: string arrangements
  • Armando Peraza: timbales, congas
  • Peter Frampton: guitar
  • Sister Vet& Cousin Tiny: vocals
  • Karat Faye: Engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Sly Stone.

  1. Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I’m Back
  2. What Was I Thinkin’ in My Head
  3. Nothing Less Than Happiness
  4. Sexy Situation
  5. Blessing in Disguise
  6. Everything in You
  7. Mother Is a Hippie
  8. Let’s Be Together
  9. The Thing
  10. Family Again

On September 3, 1976.

On September 3, 1976, “Harvest” label released “Modern Music”, the fourth Be-Bop Deluxe studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Bill Nelson and John Leckie.


  • Bill Nelson- lead vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Andrew Clark- keyboards, percussion
  • Charlie Tumahai- bass, backing vocals, percussion
  • Simon Fox- drums, percussion

 Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson.

  1. Orphans of Babylon
  2. Twilight Capers
  3. Kiss of Light
  4. The Bird Charmer’s Destiny
  5. The Gold at the End of My Rainbow
  6. Bring Back the Spark
  7. Modern Music
  8. Dancing in the Moonlight (All Alone)
  9. Honeymoon on Mars
  10. Lost in the Neon World
  11. Dance of the Uncle Sam Humanoids
  12. Modern Music (reprise)
  13. Forbidden Lovers
  14. Down on Terminal Street
  15. Make the Music Magic


On August 6, 1976.

On August 6, 1976, “CTI” label released “End of a Rainbow”, the debut Patti Austin album. It was recorded April – June 1976, at  “Mediasound Studios” in New York City, “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.


  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Michael Brecker, Joe Farrell– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Richard Tee– clavinet
  • Michael Abene – piano
  • Barry Miles– synthesizer
  • Eric Gale, Steve Khan– guitar
  • Jeff Berlin, Will Lee, Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd, Andy Newmark– drums
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Vivian Cherry, Frank Floyd, Gwen Guthrie, Zachary Sanders – background vocals
  • Harry Cykman, Max Ellen, Barry Finclair, Paul Gershman, Harry Glickman, Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Guy Lumia, Joe Malin, David Nadien, Max Pollikoff, Matthew Raimondi, Richard Sortomme – violin
  • Al Brown, Ted Israel, Manny Vardi– viola
  • Charles McCracken, Alan Shulman– cello
  • Chuck Israels– arco bass
  • Gloria Agostini – harp
  • David Matthews– arranger
  • Bob James- conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Patti Austin except where noted

  1. Say You Love Me
  2. In My Life
  3. You Don’t Have To Say You’re Sorry
  4. More Today Than Yesterday – Pat Upton
  5. Give It Time
  6. There Is No Time
  7. What’s at the End of a Rainbow
  8. This Side of Heaven
  9. Sweet Sadie the Savior

On June 25, 1976.

On June 25, 1976, “Warner Bros” label released “Alice Cooper Goes to Hell”, the second Alice Cooper solo album. It was recorded in 1076, at “Soundstage” in Toronto, “Record Plant East” in New York City, “RCA Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bob Ezrin.


  • Alice Cooper – vocals
  • Dick Wagner– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Steve Hunter– guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Bob Babbitt– bass
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • Jim Gordon– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner and Bob Ezrin, except where noted.

  1. Go to Hell
  2. You Gotta Dance
  3. I’m the Coolest
  4. Didn’t We Meet
  5. I Never Cry
  6. Give the Kid a Break
  7. Guilty
  8. Wake Me Gently
  9. Wish You Were Here
  10. I’m Always Chasing Records
  11. Going Home

On June 18, 1976.

On June 18, 1976, “Riva” label released “A Night on the Town”, the seventh Rod Stewart album. It was recorded December 1975 – April 1976, at “Cherokee Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Muscle Shoals Sound” in Sheffield, “Criteria” in  Miami” in Nederland, CO, and was produced by Tom Dowd. The cover art is based on Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s painting “Bal du moulin de la Galette”.


  • Rod Stewart – vocals
  • Donald Dunn, Bob Glaub, David Hood, Willie Weeks, Lee Sklar– bass guitar
  • Steve Cropper, Billy Peek, Joe Walsh, Jesse Ed Davis, David Lindley, Fred Tackett– guitar
  • John Barlow Jarvis, David Foster, Barry Beckett, J. Smith – keyboards
  • Roger Hawkins, Andy Newmark, Al Jackson Jr., Rick Shlosser– drums
  • Tommy Vig, Joe Lala– percussion
  • Jimmy Horowitz, Mel Lewis, Arif Mardin– string arrangements
  • Tower of Power Horn section – French horn
  • Jerry Jumonville, Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Stewart, except where noted.

Slow Side

  1. Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  2. The First Cut Is the Deepest – Cat Stevens
  3. Fool for You
  4. The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)

Fast Side

  1. The Balltrap
  2. Pretty Flamingo – Mark Barkan
  3. Big Bayou – Gib Guilbeau
  4. The Wild Side of Life – Arlie Carter, William Warren
  5. Trade Winds – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter