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On February 11, 1977.

On February 11, 1977, “Deram” label released “Songwriter”, the second Justin Hayward album. It was recorded June – December 1976, at “Threshold” in London, and was produced by Tony Clarke, Justin Hayward and Martin Wyatt.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hayward – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, bass, violin, cello, flute, tambourine
  • Jim Cockey – violin
  • Tom Tompkins – viola
  • Tim Tompkins – cello
  • Mel Galley– bass
  • Terry Rowley – guitar
  • Dave Holland– drums
  • Ken Freeman– keyboards
  • Doremi Hayward – backing vocals
  • Peter Knight- strings arranger, conductor
  • Tony Clarke, Derek Varnals, Dave Baker – engineer
  • Dean Rod – assistant engineer
  • Gary Ladinkski – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Justin Hayward.

  1. Tightrope
  2. Songwriter Part 1
  3. Songwriter Part 2
  4. Country Girl
  5. One Lonely Room
  6. Lay It on Me
  7. Stage Door
  8. Raised on Love
  9. Doin’ Time
  10. Nostradamus

 

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On February 9, 1977.

On February 9, 1977, “Purple” label released “White Snake”, the first David Coverdale album. It was recorded in August 197, at “Kingsway Recorders” in London, “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Roger Glover.

Personnel:

  • David Coverdale- lead vocals, piano, percussion
  • Micky Moody- guitars, percussion, backing vocals
  • Tim Hinkley– vocals, organ, percussion
  • Ron Aspery- baritone, tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, flute
  • DeLisle Harper – vocals, bass, percussion
  • Roger Glover– vocals, bass, melodica, ARP 2600 synthesizer, percussion
  • Simon Phillips- drums, percussion
  • Liza Strike, Helen Chappelle, Barry St. John – backing vocals

 Track listing:

All tracks by David Coverdale, except where noted.

  1. Lady – David Coverdale, Micky Moody
  2. Blindman
  3. Goldies Place
  4. Whitesnake – David Coverdale, Micky Moody
  5. Time on My Side – David Coverdale, Micky Moody
  6. Peace Lovin’ Man
  7. Sunny Days
  8. Hole in the Sky
  9. Celebration – David Coverdale, Micky Moody

 

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

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