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In November 1975.

In November 1975,  “Island” label released “Pressure Drop”, the second Robert Palmer studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Blue Seas Studio” in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and was produced by Steve Smith.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals, percussion
  • Lowell George– guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Paul Barrere– guitar, backing vocals
  • Richie Hayward– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Kenny Gradney, James Jamerson– bass
  • Ed Greene– drums, percussion
  • Jean Alain Roussel– clavinet, keyboards, Hammond B-3
  • Gordon DeWitty – clavinet
  • Gene Page– strings
  • The Muscle Shoals Horns– horns
  • Mel Collins– saxophones, flute
  • Mongezi Feza– trumpet, flageolet
  • Ray Allen – trombone
  • Vicki Brown, Fran Tate, Sam Clayton – backing vocals
  • David Snell – harp
  • Joe Brown– banjo
  • Steve York – harmonica
  • Martin Frye – tuba
  • Phill Brown– engineering
  • Graham Hughes – cover concept, design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Give Me an Inch
  2. Work to Make It Work
  3. Back in My Arms
  4. River Boat – Allen Toussaint
  5. Pressure Drop – Frederick Hibbert
  6. Here with You Tonight – Robert Palmer, Pete Gage
  7. Trouble – Lowell George
  8. Fine Time
  9. Which of Us Is the Fool
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In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Stax” label released “And Now!”, the third Booker T. & the M.G.’s studio album. It was recorded in 1966, at “Stax Recording Studio” in  Memphis, and was produced by Jim Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Steve Cropper– guitar, “strum”, bass
  • Booker T. Jones– organ, guitar, piano, “plunk”
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– electric bass, “thump”, claves
  • Al Jackson, Jr. – drums, “boom”
  • Ronnie Stoots – cover design

Track listing:

  1. My Sweet Potato – Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, Jr.
  2. Jericho – traditional
  3. No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) – Granville Burland
  4. One Mint Julep – Rudy Toombs
  5. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  6. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward
  7. Working in the Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey, Allen Toussaint
  8. Don’t Mess up a Good Thing – Oliver Sain
  9. Think – Lowman Pauling
  10. Taboo – Bob Russell, Margarita Lecuona
  11. Soul Jam – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson
  12. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer

In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Island” label released “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley”, the debut Robert Palmer solo album. It was recorded in 1974, in New York, New Orleans and at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, and was produced by Steve Smith.

  • Robert Palmer – vocals
  • Vicki Brown– backing vocals
  • Mongezi Feza – flageolet, horns
  • Art Neville– keyboards
  • Leo Nocentelli– guitar
  • George Porter, Jr.– bass
  • Joseph Modeliste– drums
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Lowell George– slide guitar, guitar
  • Cornell Dupree– guitar
  • Richard Tee– piano
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Bernard Purdie– drums
  • Jim Mullen– guitar
  • Jody Linscott– percussion
  • Steve York – harmonica solo
  • Steve Winwood– piano
  • Phill Brown– engineering, mixing
  • Ken Laxton – engineering
  • Alan Varner – engineering
  • Rhett Davies– engineering
  • Graham Hughes – artwork, cover photography

Track listing:

All songs by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Sailing Shoes – Lowell George
  2. Hey Julia
  3. Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley – Allen Toussaint
  4. Get Outside
  5. Blackmail – Robert Palmer, Lowell George
  6. How Much Fun
  7. From a Whisper to a Scream – Allen Toussaint
  8. Through It All There’s You

 

In September 1972.

In September 1972, “Columbia” label released “My Time”, the fifth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, Alabama, and “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Rot Halee and Boz Scaggs.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – vocals, electric guitar
  • Barry Beckett– piano
  • Pete Carr – electric guitar
  • Charles Chalmers– saxophone, background vocals
  • Sandra Chalmers – background vocals
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Eddie Hinton– acoustic guitar
  • David Hood– bass guitar
  • Clayton Ivey – organ, keyboards
  • Jimmy Johnson– electric guitar
  • Donna Rhodes – background vocals
  • David Brown– bass guitar
  • Dorothy Morrison – background vocals
  • George Rains – drums
  • Linda Tillery– background vocals
  • Joachim Young – keyboards
  • Muscle Shoals Horns, Bob Ferreira, Tom Harrell, Mel Martin, Jim Rothermel, Jack Scherer, Jules Broussard – horns
  • Anne Garner – graphics
  • Ethan A. Russell – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. Dinah Flo
  2. Slowly in the West – David Brown
  3. Full-Lock Power Slide
  4. Old Time Lovin’ – Al Green
  5. Might Have to Cry
  6. Hello My Lover – Allen Toussaint
  7. Freedom for the Stallion – Allen Toussaint
  8. He’s a Fool for You
  9. We’re Gonna Roll
  10. My Time

In September 1972.

In September 1972, “United Artists” label released “Nervous on the Road”, the fourth Brinsley Schwarz studio album. It was recorded April – May 1972, at “Rockfield Studios” in Wales, and was produced by Dave Robinson.

Personnel:

  • Brinsley Schwarz- guitar, alto and tenor saxophone, vocals
  • Ian Gomm- guitars, vocals
  • Billy Rankin- drums
  • Bob Andrews- keyboards, alto saxophone, vocals
  • Nick Lowe- bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Ralph Down, Kingsley “Magic Fingers” Ward – engineers
  • Jet Power – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Lowe; except where noted.

  1. It’s Been So Long – Ian Gomm
  2. Happy Doing What We’re Doing – Nick Lowe, Bob Andrews
  3. Surrender to the Rhythm
  4. Don’t Lose Your Grip On Love
  5. Nervous On The Road (But Can’t Stay At Home)
  6. Feel A Little Funky
  7. I Like It Like That – Chris Kenner, Allen Toussaint
  8. Brand New You, Brand New Me
  9. Home In My Hand – Ronnie Self
  10. Why, Why, Why, Why, Why

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “A&M” label released “I Can Stand a Little Rain”, the fourth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Price.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Henry McCullough, Cornell Dupree, Jay Graydon, Ralph Hammer, Ray Palmer, Ray Parker, Jr.– guitar
  • Chuck Rainey, Clydie King, Dave McDaniel, Chris Stewart – bass
  • Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Ollie E. Brown, Jeff Porcaro, Denny Seiwell, Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Randy Newman, Nicky Hopkins, Greg Mathieson, Jimmy Webb, Jim Price, David Paich, Richard Tee, Peggy Sandvig – keyboards
  • Jim Horn, Trevor Lawrence – saxophone
  • Stuart Blumberg, Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Mayo Tiana, Jim Price– trombone
  • Merry Clayton, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Daniel Moore- backing vocals
  • Jim Price, Jimmy Webb– arrangements
  • Engineers, recording, mixing – Rob Fraboniand Nat Jeffrey, Joe Tuzen, Mario Aglietti, Rick Heenan, J.J. Jansen, Carlton Lee, Ken Klinger, Zak Zenor
  • Mastered by Kent Duncan
  • Steve Vaughan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Put Out the Light – Daniel Moore
  2. I Can Stand a Little Rain – Jim Price
  3. I Get Mad – Joe Cocker, Jim Price
  4. Sing Me a Song – Henry McCullough
  5. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Jimmy Webb
  6. Don’t Forget Me – Harry Nilsson
  7. You Are So Beautiful – Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
  8. It’s a Sin (When You Love Somebody) – Jimmy Webb
  9. Performance – Allen Toussaint
  10. Guilty – Randy Newman

On August 19, 1975.

On August 19, 1975, “Epic” label released “Phoenix” is the fifth Labelle album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Allen Toussaint.

Personnel:

  • Nona Hendryx, Patti Labelle, Sarah Dash- vocals
  • Edward Batts – electric and acoustic guitar
  • Carmine “Pee Wee” Rojas- bass
  • James Ellison – keyboards
  • Larry Davis – drums
  • Jeffrey Shannon – percussion
  • George Porter, Jr.– bass
  • Herman Ernest III – drums
  • Leo Nocentelli, Steve Hughes, Teddy Royal- guitar
  • Allen Toussaint- Fender Rhodes, arrangements
  • James Booker– organ
  • Carl Blouin – baritone saxophone
  • Jim Moore – tenor & alto saxophone, flute
  • Lon Price – tenor saxophone
  • Lester Caliste – trombone
  • John Longo – trumpet
  • Steve Howard – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Vicki Wickham- executive producer
  • Don Puluse, Ken Laxton – engineers
  • Tom Huetis – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Nona Hendryx; except where noted.

  1. Phoenix (The Amazing Flight of a Lone Star)
  2. Slow Burn
  3. Black Holes in the Sky
  4. Good Intentions
  5. Far As We Felt Like Goin’ – Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan
  6. Messin’ with My Mind
  7. Chances Go Round – Nona Hendryx, Edward Levone Batts, James Budd Ellison
  8. Cosmic Dancer
  9. Take the Night Off
  10. Action Time – Edward Levone Batts, James Ellison; with additional lyrics by Nona Hendryx