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On December 13, 1977.

On December 13, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Blue Lights in the Basement”, the sixth Roberta Flack studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Rubina Flake, Joe Ferla and Gene McDaniels.

Personnel:

  • Roberta Flack– vocals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Ronnie Foster– keyboards, background vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– keyboards
  • Leon Pendarvis– keyboards, background vocals, musical arrangements
  • Harry Whitaker – keyboards, musical arrangements
  • Reggie Lucas– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar, musical arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Michael Kamen– oboe solo, musical arrangements
  • Anthony Jackson– bass guitar
  • Basil Fearrington – bass
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Gary King– bass, musical arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Jimmy Wong – drums
  • Howard King – drums
  • Idris Muhammad– drums
  • Crusher Bennett – percussion
  • David Carey – percussion
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • James Mtume– percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Yvonne Lewis, Gene McDaniels, Zach Sanders, Brenda White, Deniece Williams– background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Why Don’t You Move in with Me – Gene McDaniels
  2. The Closer I Get to You – Reggie Lucas, James Mtume
  3. Fine, Fine Day – Rachel Perry
  4. This Time I’ll Be Sweeter – Pat Grant, Gwen Guthrie
  5. 25th of Last December – Gene McDaniels
  6. After You – Michael Masser, Ron Miller
  7. I’d Like to Be Baby to You – Morgan Ames
  8. Soul Deep – Wayne Carson
  9. Love is the Healing – Gene McDaniels
  10. Where I’ll Find You – David McHugh
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In December 1977.

In December 1977, “CBS” label released “Halloween”, the third Pulsar album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Aquarius Studios” in Geneva, Italy, and was produced by Jacques Roman, Victor Bosch, Gilbert Gandil, Roland Richard and Michel Masson.

Personnel:

  • Jacques Roman– synthesizer, keyboard, mellotron
  • Victor Bosch– drums, percussion, vibraphone, cover art
  • Gilbert Gandil– lead vocals, guitars
  • Roland Richard– piano, flute, clarinet, synthesizer
  • Michel Masson– bass
  • Jean Ristori – cello
  • Xavier Dubuc – congas
  • Jean-Louis Rebut, Sylvia Ekström – vocals
  • Jean Ristori – engineer
  • Gérard Trouve – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All music by Jacques Roman, Victor Bosch, Gilbert Gandil, Roland Richard and Michel Masson, all lyrics by Armand Fines.

Halloween Part 1

  1. Halloween Song
  2. Tired Answers
  3. Colours of Childhood
  4. Sorrow in My Dreams

Halloween Part 2

  1. Lone Fantasy
  2. Dawn Over Darkness
  3. Misty garden of Passion
  4. Fear of Frost
  5. Time

In November 1978.

In November 1978, “Ralph” label released “Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen”, the fifth  Residents album. It was recorded October 1977 – August 1978, and was produced by The Residents.

Personnel:

  • The Residents – arranger
  • Snakefinger – vocals, guitar
  • Ruby – vocals
  • Whifler – photography
  • Pore No Graphics – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by The Residents, except where noted.

Duck Stab side

  1. Constantinople
  2. Sinister Exaggerator – The Residents, Snakefinger
  3. The Booker Tease
  4. Blue Rosebuds
  5. Laughing Song
  6. Bach Is Dead
  7. Elvis and His Boss

 

Buster & Glen side

 

  1. Lizard Lady
  2. Semolina
  3. Birthday Boy
  4. Weight-Lifting Lulu
  5. Krafty Cheese
  6. Hello Skinny
  7. The Electrocutioner

On August 1, 1977.

On August 1, 1977, “Columbia” label released “Tasty”, the eleventh Shadows album. It was recorded April – August 1974, March – April 1977, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and “Music Centre” in Wembley, and was produced by Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, John Farrar, Brian Bennett, Dave Richmond and Alan Tarney.

Personnel:

  • Hank Marvin- electric and acoustic guitars
  • Bruce Welch- electric and acoustic guitars
  • John Farrar- electric and acoustic guitars
  • Brian Bennett- drums, percussion, piano
  • Dave Richmond, Alan Tarney- bass guitar
  • Norrie Paramor- orchestral accompaniment
  • Tony Clark and Dick Plant – engineers
  • Gered Mankowitz – back cover photography
  • Cream – artwork, design

Track listing:

  1. Cricket Bat Boogie – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  2. Return to the Alamo – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  4. Another Night – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Alan Tarney, Bruce Welch
  5. Honky Tonk Women – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  6. Montezuma’s Revenge – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  7. Walk, Don’t Run – Johnny Smith
  8. Superstar – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  9. Bermuda Triangle – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  10. The Most Beautiful Girl – Rory Bourke, Billy Sherrill, Norro Wilson
  11. Creole Nights – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch

 

On May 27, 1977.

On May 27, 1977, “Capricorn” label released “Free Fall”, the second Dixie Dregs studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Stuart Levine.

Personnel:

  • Steve Morse– guitar, banjo, keyboards, guitar synth
  • Allen Sloan – strings, Vvolin, viola, electric violin
  • Andy West– bass guitar
  • Stephen Davidowski – keyboards
  • Rod Morgenstein– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Morse.

  1. Free Fall
  2. Holiday
  3. Hand Jig
  4. Moe Down
  5. Refried Funky Chicken
  6. Sleep
  7. Cruise Control
  8. Cosmopolitan Traveler
  9. Dig the Ditch
  10. Wages of Weirdness
  11. Northern Lights

On May 17, 1996.

On May 17, 1996, John Watson Jr. aka Johnny “Guitar” Watson died aged 61. He was guitarist, singer and songwriter, known as the pioneer of guitar feedback and reverb. His recording career spanned forty years, with biggest success in his funk era, with the albums “Ain’t That a Bitch” (1976), “A Real Mother for Ya” (1977), and “Funk Beyond the Call of Duty” (1977). Watson died of a heart attack while on tour in Yokohama, Japan, collapsing mid guitar solo.

In February 1978.

In February 1978, “Harvest” label released “Drastic Plastic”, the fifth and the final Be-Bop Deluxe album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Chateau Saint Georges” in Juan-les-Pins, in France, and was produced by John Leckie and Bill Nelson.

Personnel:

  • Bill Nelson– lead vocals, electric, acoustic and 12-string guitars, mandolin, guitar synthesizer, piano, percussion
  • Andy Clark- keyboards and synthesizers
  • Charlie Tumahai- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon Fox- drums, loops

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Nelson.

  1. Electrical Language
  2. New Precision
  3. New Mysteries
  4. Surreal Estate
  5. Love in Flames
  6. Panic in the World
  7. Dangerous Stranger
  8. Superenigmatix (Lethal Appliances for the Home with Everything)
  9. Visions of Endless Hopes
  10. Possession
  11. Islands of the Dead