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In December 1974.

In December 1974, “ABC” label released “Rufusized”, the third Rufus studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bob Monaco.

Personnel:

  • Chaka Khan– lead vocals, background vocals
  • Tony Maiden – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Kevin Murphy– organ, clavinet, background vocals, acoustic piano, ARP synthesizer
  • Bobby Watson – bass, background vocals
  • André Fischer – drums, percussion
  • Clare Fischer, Kevin Murphy – string and horn arrangements
  • Gerald Vinci – concertmaster
  • Gary Olazabal, Austin Godsey, Mike Braunstein – engineers

Track listing:

  1. Once You Get Started – Gavin Christopher
  2. Somebody’s Watching You – Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan, Bobby Watson
  3. Pack’d My Bags – Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan
  4. Your Smile – Lalomie Washburn
  5. Rufusized (Instrumental) – Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Bobby Watson, Kevin Murphy, André Fischer
  6. I’m a Woman (I’m a Backbone) – Lalomie Washburn
  7. Right is Right – Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, Chaka Khan
  8. Half Moon – John Hall
  9. Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me of a Friend) – Brenda Gordon, Brian Russell
  10. Stop on By – Bobby Womack, Pete Thomas

 

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In November 1978.

In November 1978, “ABC” label released “Legend”, the eleventh Poco studio  album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Richard Sanford Orshoff,

Personnel:

  • Paul Cotton– vocals, guitar
  • Rusty Young– vocals, steel guitar, guitar
  • Charlie Harrison – vocals, bass
  • Steve Chapman – drums
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Tom Stephenson, Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Phil Kenzie – saxophone
  • David Campbell– string arrangements
  • Joe Chiccarelli, David Henson – engineer
  • Jom Hill – engineer assistant
  • Phil Hartman – cover art

Track listing:

  1. Boomerang – Paul Cotton
  2. Spellbound – Rusty Young
  3. Barbados – Paul Cotton
  4. Little Darlin’ – Rusty Young
  5. Love Comes Love Goes – Rusty Young
  6. Heart of the Night – Paul Cotton
  7. Crazy Love – Rusty Young
  8. The Last Goodbye – Rusty Young
  9. Legend – Rusty Young

 

In March 1968.

In March 1968, “ABC / Tangerine” label released “A Portrait of Ray”, album by Ray Charles. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Joe Adams.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles– vocals, keyboard, piano
  • Bryon Clark – engineering, remixing

Track listing:

  1. Never Say Naw – Percy Mayfield
  2. The Sun Died – Ray Charles, Ann Grégory, Hubert Giraud, Pierre Delanoë
  3. Am I Blue? – Harry Akst, Grant Clarke
  4. Yesterdays – Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach
  5. When I Stop Dreaming’ – Ira Louvin, Charlie Louvin
  6. I Won’t Leave – Lou Courtney, Luther Ingram, Robert Bateman
  7. A Sweet Young Thing Like You – Dee Ervin
  8. The Bright Lights and You Girl – Sayde Shepherd
  9. Understanding – Jimmy Holiday, Ray Charles
  10. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

In January 1978.

In January 1978, “ABC” label released “Street Player”, the sixth Rufus studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Dawnbreaker Recording Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Roy Halee, Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, Bobby Watson, David Wolinski and Richard Calhoun.

Personnel:

  • Chaka Khan– lead and background vocals
  • Tony Maiden – guitar, percussion, lead vocals, background vocals
  • Kevin Murphy– keyboards
  • Bobby Watson – bass, percussion
  • David “Hawk” Wolinski– keyboards, background vocals
  • Richard “Moon” Calhoun – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Seawind– horns
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Kim Hutchcroft – saxophone, flute
  • William Reichenbach– trombone
  • Larry Williams– saxophone, flute, piccolo
  • Helen Lowe – additional background vocals
  • Everett Bryson, Jr. – percussion
  • Roy Halee, George Belle – engineers
  • Clare Fischer– string arrangements, conductor
  • Seawind, Rufus – horn arrangements
  • Brian Gardner – audio mastering

Track listing:

  1. Street Player – David Wolinski, Danny Seraphine
  2. Stay – Richard Calhoun, Chaka Khan
  3. Turn – Bobby Watson, David Wolinski
  4. Best of Your Heart – Bobby Watson, David Wolinski
  5. Finale – Bobby Watson, David Wolinski
  6. Blue Love – Richard Calhoun, David Wolinski
  7. Stranger to Love – David Wolinski
  8. Take Time – Tony Maiden
  9. Destiny – David Batteau, Richard Holland
  10. Change Your Ways – Tony Maiden, Traude Sapik

 

In November 1976.

In November 1976, “ABC” label released “Love Is All Around” studio album War featuring Eric Burdon album. It was recorded 1969 – 1970, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein, Lonnie Jordan and Howard Scott.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon– vocals, percussion
  • Papa Dee Allen– conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Harold Brown– drums, percussion, vocals
  • B. Dickerson– bass, vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan– organ, piano, vocals
  • Charles Miller– tenor, baritone, and alto saxes, percussion, vocals, flute
  • Lee Oskar– harmonica, percussion, vocals
  • Howard Scott– guitar, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, Eric Burdon, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott, except where noted.

  1. Love Is All Around
  2. Tobacco Road – John D. Loudermilk
  3. Home Dream – Eric Burdon
  4. Magic Mountain – Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, Eric Burdon, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott, Jerry Goldstein
  5. A Day in the Life – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Paint It Black Medley – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “ABC” label released “Can’t Buy a Thrill”, the debut Steely Dan studio album. It was recorded in 1972 at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Gary Katz. The album cover features a photomontage by Robert Lockart.

Personnel:

  • David Palmer – lead and backing vocals
  • Donald Fagen– acoustic and electric pianos, plastic (YC-30) organ, lead and backing vocals
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter– guitar, pedal steel guitar, spoken word
  • Denny Dias– guitar, electric sitar
  • Walter Becker – electric bass, dual lead and backing vocals
  • Jim Hodder– drums, percussion, lead vocal, backing vocals
  • Elliott Randall– lead guitar
  • Jerome Richardson– tenor saxophone
  • Snooky Young– flugelhorn
  • Victor Feldman– percussion
  • Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews– backing vocals
  • Engineer: Roger Nichols
  • Assistant engineer: Tim Weston

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.

  1. Do It Again
  2. Dirty Work
  3. Kings
  4. Midnite Cruiser
  5. Only a Fool Would Say That
  6. Reelin’ in the Years
  7. Fire in the Hole
  8. Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)
  9. Change of the Guard
  10. Turn That Heartbeat Over Again

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “ABC” label released “Passin’ Thru”, the fifth James Gang studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Keith Olsen.

Personnel:

  • Roy Kenner- lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Domenic Troiano- guitars, backing vocals
  • Dale Peters- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Fox- drums, backing vocals, organ
  • David Briggs- piano
  • Charlie McCoy– harmonica
  • Weldon Myrick- pedal steel guitar
  • Craig Sapphin- all strings, arrangements
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith- piano, organ, harpsichord

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Kenner & Domenic Troiano, except where noted.

  1. Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
  2. One Way Street – Domenic Troiano
  3. Had Enough – Roy Kenner
  4. Up to Yourself – Domenic Troiano
  5. Everybody Needs a Hero
  6. Run Run Run
  7. Things I Want to Say to You
  8. Out of Control
  9. Drifting Girl