Tag Archives: 1978

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

The Bar Keys: Light of Live

In December 1978, “Mercury” label released “Light of Life”, the night Bar Keys (The) album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Ardent Recording Studios” in Memphis, and was produced by Allen Jones.

Personnel:

  • Charles Allen – trumpet
  • Frank Thompson – trombone
  • Harvey Henderson – saxophone
  • Lloyd Smith – guitar
  • Winson Stewart – keyboards
  • James Alexander – bass
  • Michael Beard – drums
  • Jim Schubert – art direction, design
  • John Youssi – illustration
  • Fred Toma – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Allen Jones, Charles Allen, Frank Thompson, Harvey Henderson, James Alexander, Lloyd Smith, Michael Beard, Winson Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Get Up ‘N Do It
  2. Shine
  3. I Lean on You (You Lean on Me)
  4. Give It Up
  5. Love’s Is What It’s All About
  6. I’ll Dance
  7. We’re The Happiest People in The World – Lewis Collins, Michael Toles
  8. Are You Being Real
  9. Angel Eyes

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

Charlie Haden & Christian Escoude: Gitane

On September 22, 1978, “All Life” label released “Gitane”, an album by Charlie Haden and Christian Escoudé. It was recorded in September 1978, at “Studio Des Champs Elysees” in Paris, and was produced by Alain Boucanus and Eymeric Adam.

Personnel:

  • Charlie Haden – double bass
  • Christian Escoudé – guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Django Reinhardt except where noted.

  1. Django – John Lewis
  2. Bolero
  3. Manoir de Mes Reves
  4. Gitane – Charlie Haden
  5. Nuages
  6. Dinette
  7. Improvisation – Christian Escoudé

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

Robin Trower: Caravan to Midnight

In August 1978, “Chrysalis” label released “Caravan to Midnight”, the sixth Robin Trower studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Wally Heider Recording Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Don Davis.

Personnel:

  • Robin Trower – guitar
  • James Dewar – vocals
  • Rustee Allen – bass
  • Bill Lordan – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Pete Ellis Bishop – engineer
  • Chris Desmond, Ralph Osborn – engineer assistant
  • Hipgnosis – art direction
  • George Hardie – illustration, design

Track listing:

All tracks by James Dewar and Robin Trower except where noted

  1. My Love (Burning Love)
  2. Caravan to Midnight – Robin Trower
  3. I’m Out to Get You
  4. Lost in Love
  5. Fool
  6. It’s for You
  7. Birthday Boy
  8. King of the Dance
  9. Sail On

John Mellencamp: John Cougar

On July 27, 1979, “Riva Records” label released “John Cougar”, the third John Mellencamp studio album. It was recorded in 1978 at “AIR Studios” in London, and in 1979, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Ron Albert, Howard Albert and John Punter.

Personnel:

  • John Mellencamp – vocal, guitar
  • Larry Crane – guitars, backing vocals
  • Mike “Chief” Wanchic – guitars, backing vocals
  • Brian Bec Var – piano, keyboards
  • Robert “Ferd” Frank – bass
  • Tom Knowles – drums
  • Don Gehman – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mellencamp, except where noted.

  1. A Little Night Dancin’
  2. Small Paradise
  3. Miami
  4. Great Mid-West
  5. Do You Think That’s Fair
  6. I Need a Lover
  7. Welcome to Chinatown
  8. Sugar Marie
  9. Pray for Me – John Mellencamp, Brian Bec Var
  10. Taxi Dancer

Derringer: If I Weren’t So Romantic, I’d Shoot You

In June 1978, “Blue Sky” label released “If I Weren’t So Romantic, I’d Shoot You”, the fifth Derringer album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Mike Chapman.

Personnel:

  • Rick Derringer – vocals, guitar
  • Kenny Aaronson – vocals, bass
  • Myron Grombacher – vocals, drums
  • Paul Coleman – engineer
  • Elena Pavlov – design
  • John Paul Endress – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Derringer.

  1. It Ain’t Funny
  2. Midnight Road
  3. If I Weren’t So Romantic, I’d Shoot You
  4. Ez Action
  5. Lawyers, Guns and Money
  6. Power of Love
  7. Sleepless
  8. Tonight
  9. Rocka Rolla
  10. Attitude
  11. Monomania