Tag Archives: 1977

John Zorn: Lacrosse

On January 25, 2000, “Tzadik” label released “Lacrosse”, album by John Zorn. It was recorded June 1977 in San Francisco and New York City in June 1978, and was produced by John Zorn.

Personnel:

  • John Zorn – soprano and alto saxophone, clarinet, liner notes
  • Eugene Chadbourne – acoustic guitar, dobro, electric guitar, twelve string guitar, liner notes, tiple, six string bass, twelve string acoustic guitar
  • Henry Kaiser – electric guitar
  • Davey Williams – banjo, electric guitar, hollow body guitar
  • Bruce Ackley – soprano saxophone, liner notes
  • Polly Bradfield – violin, viola, electric violin
  • LaDonna Smith – violin, viola
  • Mark Abbott – electronics
  • Allen Asaf – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Take 3
  2. Take 4
  3. Take 6
  4. Take 1
  5. Take 2
  6. Take 5
  7. Twins Version

Sweet: Level Headed

On January 3, 1978, “Polydor” label released “Level Headed”, the sixth Sweet studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Château d’Hérouville” in France, “Kingsway Recorders” in London, and was produced by Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott and Mick Tucker.

Personnel:

  • Brian Connolly – lead vocals
  • Steve Priest – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer voice
  • Andy Scott – lead and backing vocals, guitar, synthesizer
  • Mick Tucker – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Geoff Westley – keyboards, string arrangements 
  • Ronnie Asprey – brass
  • Richard Harvey – baroque wind
  • Stevie Lange – vocals
  • Louis Austin – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, and Mick Tucker except where noted.

  1. Dream On – Andy Scott
  2. Love Is Like Oxygen – Andy Scott, Trevor Griffin
  3. California Nights
  4. Strong Love
  5. Fountain
  6. Anthem No. I (Lady of the Lake)
  7. Silverbird
  8. Lettres D’Amour
  9. Anthem No. II
  10. Air on ‘A’ Tape Loop – Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker

Cameo: We All Know Who We Are

On January 2, 1978, “Chocolate City” label released “We All Know Who We Are”, the second Cameo studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Music Farm Studios” in New York City, “Hollywood Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Larry Blackmon.

Personnel:

  • Eric Durham – guitar
  • Charles Sampson – guitar
  • Tomi Jenkins – vocals
  • Gregory Johnson – vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Gary Dow – bass guitar
  • Larry Blackmon – lead vocals, drums, percussion
  • Wayne Cooper – vocals, percussion
  • Arnett Leftenant – saxophone, percussion
  • Nathan Leftenant – trumpet, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Blackmon, except where noted.

  1. Inflation
  2. C On the Funk
  3. Why Have I Lost You
  4. Stand Up – Larry Blackmon, Eric Durham
  5. We All Know Who We Are – Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins
  6. It’s Serious – Larry Blackmon, Greg “Doc” Johnson
  7. It’s Over – Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins, Nathan Leftenant

Vangelis: Spiral

In December 1977, “RCA” label released “Spiral”, the fifth Vangelis studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Nemo Studios” in London, and was produced by Vangelis. In 1978, the Vangelis received “Midem International Instrumental Award” for the album track “To the Unknown Man”,

Personnel:

  • Vangelis — synthesizers, keyboards, various instruments, arranger, design
  • Keith Spencer-Allen — engineer
  • Marlis Duncklau — engineer assistant
  • Jack Wood — art direction
  • Michael Hudson — design
  • Michael Plomer, Veronique Skawinska — photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Vangelis.

  1. Spiral
  2. Ballad
  3. Dervish D
  4. To the Unknown Man
  5. 3 + 3

Happy the Man: Crafty Hands

On September 21, 1978, “Arista” label released “Crafty Hands”, the second Happy the Man studio album. It was recorded December 1977 – January 1978, and was produced by Ken Scott.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Whitaker – vocals, six and twelve string guitars
  • Frank Wyatt – pianos, harpsichord, saxes, flute
  • Kit Watkins – pianos, harpsichord, Moog synthesizer, fake strings, clavinet, recorder
  • Rick Kennell – bass
  • Ron Riddle – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Service with a Smile – Ron Riddle, Greg Hawkes
  2. Morning Sun – Kit Watkins
  3. Ibby It Is – Frank Wyatt
  4. Steaming Pipes – Stanley Whitaker
  5. Wind Up Doll Day Wind – Kit Watkins, Stanley Whitaker, Frank Wyatt
  6. Open Book – Frank Wyatt
  7. I Forgot to Push It – Kit Watkins
  8. The Moon, I Sing – Kit Watkins

Eric Carmen: Boats Against the Current

In April 1977, “Arista” label released “Boats Against the Current”, the second Eric Carmen studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Crystal Sound” and “Studio 55” in Los Angeles, “Sound Factory” in Hollywood, “Brother Studio” in Santa Monica, and was produced by Eric Carmen.

Personnel:

  • Eric Carmen – lead vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, 12 string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, conductor, electric harpsichord, drums, percussion, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Andrew Gold – electric guitar solo, electric guitar
  • Richard Reising – acoustic and electric guitar, acoustic piano, backing vocals
  • Richie Zito – acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizers
  • Dave Wintour – bass
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Nigel Olsson – drums, backing vocals
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Ollie E. Brown – percussion
  • Jim Horn – saxophone
  • Bobby Keys – saxophone
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangements, conductor
  • Burton Cummings – backing vocals
  • Curt Becher – backing vocals
  • Joe Chemay – backing vocals
  • Bruce Johnston – backing vocals, arrangements
  • Brian Wilson – backing vocals
  • Kevin Beamish – engineer
  • Larry Emerine – engineer
  • David Henson – engineer
  • Mark Howlett – engineer
  • Dennis Kirk – engineer
  • Tim Kramer – engineer
  • Earle Mankey – engineer
  • Howard Steele – engineer
  • Thom Wilson – engineer
  • Val Garay – mixing
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Bob Heimall – art direction
  • Ed Caraeff – design, photography
  • Benno Friedman – inside photography effects
  • Norman Adams – inside artwork
  • Michael Manoogian – calligraphy

All tracks by Eric Carmen:

  1. Boats Against the Current
  2. Marathon Man
  3. Nowhere To Hide
  4. Take It or Leave It
  5. Love Is All That Matters
  6. She Did It
  7. I Think I Found Myself
  8. Run Away

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

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

Carlos Santana: Oneness: Silver Dreams-Golden Reality

In March 1970, “Columbia” label released “Oneness: Silver Dreams – Golden Reality”, the third Carlos Santana album.  It was recorded December 1977 – January at “Osaka Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan” in Osaka (live recordings), and at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Carlos Santana.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana – vocals, electric guitar
  • Greg Walker – vocals
  • Deborah Santana – vocals
  • Saunders King – vocals, guitar
  • Chris Solberg – guitar, Hammond organ
  • Tom Coster – vocals, keyboards
  • Narada Michael Walden – piano, Hammond organ
  • Chris Rhyne – keyboards 
  • Bob Levy – strings, synthesizer
  • Clare Fischer – piano, string arrangements, conductor
  • David Margen – bass guitar
  • Graham Lear – drums
  • Armando Peraza – vocals, percussion
  • Pete Escovedo – timbales

Track listing:

All tracks by Carlos Santana, except where noted.

  1. The Chosen Hour
  2. Arise Awake
  3. Light Versus Darkness
  4. Jim Jeannie – Chico Hamilton
  5. Transformation Day – Alan Hovhaness, Carlos Santana
  6. Victory
  7. Silver Dreams Golden Smiles – Tom Coster, Carlos Santana, Greg Walker
  8. Cry of the Wikderness
  9. Guru’s Song – Sri Chinmoy
  10. Oneness
  11. Life Is Just a Passing Parade
  12. Golden Dawn
  13. Free As the Morning Sun
  14. I Am Free – Sri Chinmoy, Carlos Santana
  15. Song for Devadip – Narada Michael Walden

Bill Withers: Menagerie

In December 1977, “Columbia” label released “Menagerie”, the sixth Bill Withers studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “A&R Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Bill Withers, Keni Burke, Clarence McDonald and Clifford Coulter.

Personnel:

  • Bill Withers – lead and backing vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Ray Parker Jr. – guitar
  • Clarence McDonald – keyboards, string arrangements, horn arrangements, arrangements
  • Dean Gant – keyboards
  • Clifford Coulter – keyboards, synthesizer solo
  • Mike Jones – synthesizers
  • Jerry Knight – bass
  • Keni Burke – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums, shaker
  • Alvin Taylor – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion
  • Paul Riser – horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Charles Veal – concertmaster
  • Pat Hodges – backing vocals
  • Denita James – backing vocals
  • Jessica Smith – backing vocals
  • Phil Jantaas – assistant engineer
  • Roger Carpenter – design
  • Lou Beach – illustration
  • Elliot Gilbert – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Withers, except where noted.

  1. Lovely Day – Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough
  2. I Want to Spend the Night
  3. Lovely Night for Dancing
  4. Then You Smile at Me – Bill Withers, Clarence McDonald
  5. She Wants To (Get on Down) – Bill Withers, Larry Nash
  6. It Ain’t because of Me Baby – Bill Withers, Michael Jones
  7. Tender Things
  8. Wintertime – Cliff Coulter
  9. Let Me Be the One You Need – Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough