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In March 1969.

In March 1969, “Philips” label released “New! Improved!”, the third Blue Cheer album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Amigo Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Milan Melvin.

Personnel:

  • Dickie Peterson– bass guitar, vocals
  • Paul Whaley– drums
  • Bruce Stephens – guitar
  • Ralph Burns Kellogg– keyboards
  • Randy Holden– guitar

Track listing:

  1. When It All Gets Old – Ralph Burns Kellogg
  2. West Coast Child of Sunshine – Bruce Stephens
  3. I Want My Baby Back – Bruce Stephens
  4. Aces ‘n’ Eights – Ralph Burns Kellogg, Dickie Peterson, Bruce Stephens
  5. As Long as I Live – Dickie Peterson, Bruce Stephens
  6. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – Bob Dylan
  7. Peace of Mind – Randy Holden
  8. Fruit & Icebergs – Randy Holden
  9. Honey Butter Lover – Randy Holden

 

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In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Reprise” label released “Boomer’s Story”, the third Ry Cooder studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Amigo Studios” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Jim Dickinson and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – guitars, mandolin, bottleneck guitar, vocals
  • Tommy McClure – bass
  • Charles Lawing – clarinet
  • Jim Keltner, Roger Hawkins- drums
  • Sleepy John Estes- guitar, vocals
  • Gene Finney – harmonica
  • George Bohanon- horns
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Randy Newman- piano
  • Jim Dickinson- piano, bass, vocals
  • Dan Penn- vocals

Track listing:

  1. Boomer’s Story – traditional
  2. Cherry Ball Blues – Skip James
  3. Crow Black Chicken – Lawrence Wilson
  4. Ax Sweet Mama – Sleepy John Estes
  5. Maria Elena – Bob Russell, Lorenzo Barcelata
  6. The Dark End of the Street – Dan Penn, Chips Moman
  7. Rally ‘Round the Flag – George F. Root
  8. Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer – Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson
  9. President Kennedy – Sleepy John Estes
  10. Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man – traditional

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Reprise” label released “Clear Spot”, the seventh Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band album. It was recorded in1972 at “Amigo Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ted Templeman and Don Van Vliet.

Personnel:
• Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) – vocals, harmonica, “wings on Singabus”
• Zoot Horn Rollo (Bill Harkleroad) – guitar, slide guitar, mandolin
• Rockette Morton (Mark Boston) – guitar, bass
• Ed Marimba (Art Tripp) – drums, percussion
• Roy Estrada – bass
• Milt Holland – percussion
• Russ Titelman – guitar
• The Blackberries – backing vocals

Track listing:

All ltracks by Don Van Vliet.
1. Low Yo Yo Stuff
2. Nowadays a Woman’s Gotta Hit a Man
3. Too Much Time
4. Circumstances
5. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
6. Sun Zoom Spark
7. Clear Spot
8. Crazy Little Thing
9. Long Neck Bottles
10. Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles
11. Big Eyed Beans from Venus
12. Golden Birdies

In May 1972.

In May 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Sailin’ Shoes”, the second Little Feat studio album.It was recorded in 1971, at “Amigo Studios”, “Sunset Studios”, “TTG Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ted Templeman. The album cover art was by Neon Park.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George- guitar, lead and backing vocals, harmonica, baritone saxophone, drum machine
  • Bill Payne- Hammond organ, backing and lead vocals, Wurlitzer electric piano, piano, accordion
  • Roy Estrada- bass, backing vocals
  • Richie Hayward- drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow- pedal steel guitar
  • Debbie Lindsey – backing vocals
  • Ron Elliott- rhythm guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Lowell George, except where noted.

  1. Easy to Slip – Lowell George, Fred Martin
  2. Cold, Cold, Cold
  3. Trouble
  4. Tripe Face Boogie – Richie Hayward, Bill Payne
  5. Willin’
  6. A Apolitical Blues
  7. Sailin’ Shoes
  8. Teenage Nervous Breakdown
  9. Got No Shadow – Bill Payne
  10. Cat Fever – Bill Payne
  11. Texas Rose Café

In May 1972.

In May 1972, “Reprise” label released “Sail Away”, the third Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Amigo Studios”, “Western Studios”, “Poppi Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Sail Away” at number 321 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman- arranger, composer, piano, vocals
  • Ry Cooder- slide guitar
  • Russ Titelman- guitars
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Gene Parsons- drums
  • Earl Palmer- drums
  • Chris Ethridge- bass
  • Wilton Felder- bass
  • Jimmy Bond- bass
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Abe Most- alto saxophone
  • String Section – Warner Bros.’ Burbank recording facility: Amigo Studios

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. Sail Away
  2. Lonely at the Top
  3. He Gives Us All His Love
  4. Last Night I Had a Dream
  5. Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear
  6. Old man
  7. Political Science
  8. Burn On
  9. Memo to My Son
  10. Dayton Ohio-1903
  11. You Can Leave Your Hat On
  12. God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind)

 

In February 1972.

don_quixote

In February 1972, “Reprise” label released “Don Quixote”, the eight Gordon Lightfoot studio album. It was recorded December 1971 – January 1972, at “Amigo Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lighfoot – 6- & 12-string guitar
  • Red Shea – hi-string guitar, classical guitar, dobro
  • Terry Clements – lead acoustic guitar
  • Rick Haynes – bass
  • Ry Cooder- mandolin
  • Bob Thompson – string arrangements
  • Nick DeCaro – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot except where noted.

  1. Don Quixote
  2. Christian Island – Georgian Bay
  3. Alberta Bound
  4. Looking at the Rain
  5. Ordinary Man
  6. Brave Mountaineers
  7. Ode to Big Blue
  8. Second Cup of Coffee
  9. Beautiful
  10. On Susan’s Floor – Shel Silverstein, Vince Matthews
  11. The Patriot’s Dream

On January 16, 1968.

BlueCheer Vincebus Eruptum

On January 16, 1968, “Philips” label released “Vincebum Eruptum”, the debut Blue Cheer studio album.  It was recorded in 1967, at the “Amigo Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Abe “Voco” Kesh.

Personnel:

  • Dickie Peterson– vocals, bass
  • Leigh Stephens– guitar
  • Paul Whaley– drums
  • John Van Hamersveld– photography

Track listing:

  1. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
  2. Rock Me Baby – B.B. King, Joe Josea
  3. Doctor Please – Dickie Peterson
  4. Out of Focus – Dickie Peterson
  5. Parchment Farm – Mouse Allison
  6. Second Time Around – Dickie Peterson