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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 15, 1978.

On June 15, 1978, “Columbia” label released “Sunlight”, the 19th Herbie Hancock album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock – lead and background vocals (vocoder), keyboards, synthesizers, string, brass and woodwind arrangements
  • Patrick Gleeson – additional synthesizers
  • Bennie Maupin – soprano saxophone solo
  • Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Jr. – guitar
  • Byron Miller, Paul Jackson, Jaco Pastorius – electric bass
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler, James Levi, Harvey Mason, Sr., Tony Williams – drums
  • Raul Rekow, Bill Summers – percussion
  • Baba Duru – table
  • Bobby Shew, Maurice Spears, Robert O’Bryant, Garnett Brown – brass
  • Ernest J. Watts, Fred Jackson, Jr., Jack Nimitz, David Willard Riddles – woodwind
  • Terry Adams, Roy Malan, Nathan Rubin, Linda Wood, Emily VanValkenburgh – strings
  • David Rubinson, Fred Catero, Chris Minto, Cheryl Ward – engineers
  • Steve Mantoani – engineer
  • Terry Becker – assistant engineer
  • Phill Brown – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks composed by Herbie Hancock, except where noted.

  1. I Thought It Was You – Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin, Jeffrey Cohen
  2. Come Running to Me – lyrics by Allee Willis
  3. Sunlight
  4. No Means Yes
  5. Good Question

On June 15, 1977.

On June 15, 1977, “Chrysalis” label released “In City Dreams”, the fifth Robin Trower studio album. It was recorded in “Criteria Studios” in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Don Davis.

Personnel:

  • James Dewar – vocals
  • Robin Trower – guitar
  • Rustee Allen – bass
  • Bill Lordan – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Robin Trower and James Dewar, except where noted.

  1. Somebody Calling
  2. Sweet Wine of Love
  3. Bluebird
  4. Falling Star
  5. Farther On Up the Road – Don Robey, Joe Veasey
  6. Smile
  7. Little Girl
  8. Love’s Gonna Bring You Round
  9. In City Dreams

On June 4, 1977.

In June 1977, “Gryphone Records” label released “Tormé: A New Album”, the 15th Mel Tormé album. It was recorded in June 1977, in London.

Personnel:

  • Mel Tormé – vocals, arranger
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone
  • Gordon Beck – keyboards
  • Barry Miles – piano
  • Vic Juris – guitar
  • Brian Hodges – electric bass
  • Terry Silverlight – drums
  • Christopher Gunning – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. All in Love Is Fair – Stevie Wonder
  2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Ewan MacColl
  3. New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
  4. Stars – Janis Ian
  5. Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
  6. Ordinary Fool – Paul Williams
  7. Medley
  8. (Ah, the Apple Trees) When the World Was Young -M. Philippe Gerard, Angela Vannier, Johnny Mercer
  9. Yesterday When I was Young – Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer
  10. Bye Bye Blackbird – Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson

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

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Columbia” label released “Function at the Junction”, the fourth B.T. Express album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Ultra-Sonic Recording Studios” in Hempstead, New York, and was produced by Jeff Lane.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson – vocals, guitar
  • Michael Jones – vocals, keyboards
  • Carlos Ward – flute, piccolo flute, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Bill Risbrook – flute, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Jamal Rasool – vocals, bass
  • Dennis Rowe – bongos, congas, timbales, percussion
  • Leslie Ming – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Irving Spice – strings

Track listing:

  1. Funky Music – Bill Risbrook
  2. Expose Yourself – Emanuel Johnson, Michael Stokes, Tash Howard
  3. Scratch My Itch – Sam Taylor, Tash Howard
  4. Eyes – Carlos Ward
  5. We Got It Together – Carlos Ward
  6. Sunshine – Michael Jones
  7. The Door to My Mind – Gloria Risbrook, Louis Risbrook
  8. Star Gazer – Ken Williams, Rudy Clark
  9. How Big Can You Dream – Bill Risbrook

On May 26, 1978.

On May 26, 1978, “EMI” label released “Sleeper Catcher”, the fourth Little River Band album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Armstrong Studios” in Melbourne, Australia, and was produced by  John Boylan, Glenn Shorrock, David Briggs, Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble, George McArdle and Derek Pellicci. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Glenn Shorrock – lead vocals
  • David Briggs – lead guitar, Roland synthesizer guitars
  • Beeb Birtles – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Graham Goble – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, vocal arrangements
  • George McArdle – bass
  • Derek Pellicci – drums, percussion
  • Vernon Hill – flute
  • Bob Venier – flugelhorn
  • Pan Raines – harp
  • Peter Sullivan – acoustic and electric pianos
  • Peter Jones – electric piano
  • Mal Logan – Hammond organ
  • Rick Formosa – conductor, orchestral arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Fall from Paradise – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble
  2. Lady – Graham Goble
  3. Red-Headed Wild Flower – Beeb Birtles, Ed Nimmervoll
  4. Light of Day – Beeb Birtles
  5. So Many Paths – Glenn Shorrock, Idris Jones
  6. Reminiscing – Graham Goble
  7. Sanity’s Side – Glenn Shorrock, Chris Dawes
  8. Shut Down Turn Off – Glenn Shorrock
  9. One for the Road – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble

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

On April 1, 1977.

On April 1, 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Now Do U Wanta Dance” the fifth Graham Central Station album.

Personnel:

  • Larry Graham – lead and backing vocals, bass, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Hershall “Happiness” Kennedy – keyboards, synthesizer, clavinet, trumpet
  • David “Dynamite” Vega – guitar
  • Gail “Baby Face” Muldrow – vocals, guitar
  • Robert “Butch” Sam – vocals, keyboards, organ, piano
  • Tina Graham, Natalie Neilson, Shelia McKinney – vocals
  • Gaylord “Flash” Birch – drums
  • Dennis Marcellino, Jerry Martini, Max Haskett, Mic Gillette – horns

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Graham except where noted.

  1. Happ-E-2-C-U-A-Ginn
  2. Now Do-U-Wanta Dance
  3. Last Train
  4. Love and Happiness – Al Green, Mabon Hodges
  5. Earthquake
  6. Crazy Chicken
  7. Stomped Beat-Up and Whooped
  8. Lead Me On – Deadric Malone
  9. Saving My Love For You
  10. Have Faith in Me

on january 22, 1977.

On January 22, 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Sleeping Gypsy”, the third Michael Franks album.  It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Michael Franks – vocals
  • Joe Sample – keyboards, piano
  • João Donato – piano
  • Larry Carlton – guitar
  • Hélio Delmiro – guitar
  • Wilton Felder – bass, saxophone
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Larry Bunker – vibraphone, drums, percussion
  • Ray Armando – congas, percussion
  • João Palma – drums
  • John Guerin – percussion
  • Claus Ogerman – orchestra arrangements, conductor
  • Al Schmitt – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Franks, except where noted.

  1. The Lady Wants to Know
  2. I Really Hope It’s You
  3. In The Eye Of The Storm
  4. B’wana-He No Home
  5. Don’t Be Blue – Michael Franks, John Guerin
  6. Antonio’s Song (The Rainbow)
  7. Chain Reaction – Michael Franks, Joe Sample
  8. Down In Brazil