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In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Capitol” label released “Big Towne, 2061”, the second and final Paris studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at the “Total Experience Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bob Hughes.

Personnel:

  • Bob Welch – vocals, guitar
  • Glenn Cornick – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Hunt Sales – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Bob Hughes – engineering
  • Steve Pouliot, Meyrick Smith – assistant engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Welch except when noted.

  1. Blue Robin
  2. Big Towne, 2061
  3. Pale Horse, Pale Rider
  4. New Orleans
  5. Outlaw Game – Bob Welch, Hunt Sales
  6. Money Love – Bob Welch, Hunt Sales
  7. Heart of Stone
  8. Slave Trader
  9. 1 in 10
  10. Janie – Bob Welch, Glenn Cornick

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Columbia” label released “Honor Among Thieves”, the second Artful Dodger album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Edward Leonetti and Jack Douglas.

Personnel:

  1. Billy Paliselli- lead vocals
  2. Gary Herrewig – lead guitar, backing vocals
  3. Gary Cox – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  4. Steve Cooper – bass
  5. Steve Brigida – drums, percussion
  6. Eric Troyer – piano
  7. Edward Leonetti – harmonium
  8. John Jansen – engineer
  9. Corky Stasiak – engineer assistant
  10. George Marino – mastering
  11. John Berg – design
  12. Robert Biro – design
  13. Menken-Seltzer – photography
  14. Jack Douglas – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Herrewig and Billy Paliselli, except where note,

  1. Honor Among Thieves
  2. Not Enoughi
  3. Scream
  4. Keep A-Knockin’ – Perry Bradford
  5. Keep Me Happy
  6. Remember
  7. Dandelion – Gary Cox
  8. Hey Boys
  9. Good Fun – Gary Cox

In August 1977.

In August 1977, “Barn Records” label released “Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted”, the eleventh Animals album. It was a reunion album from The Animals, billed The Original Animals.It was recorded in 1977, at “Rolling Stones Mobile Studio” in Goulds Farm, and was produced by Chas Chandler.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon– vocals
  • Hilton Valentine– guitar
  • Alan Price– keyboards
  • Chas Chandler– bass
  • Alan O’Duffy – engineer
  • Paul Hardiman – mixing
  • Jo Mirowski – design
  • Terry O’Neill- photography

Track listing:

  1. Brother Bill (The Last Clean Shirt) – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Clyde Otis
  2. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue – Bob Dylan
  3. Fire on the Sun – Shaky Jake aka James D. Harris
  4. As the Crow Flies – Jimmy Reed
  5. Please Send Me Someone to Love – Percy Mayfield
  6. Many Rivers to Cross – Jimmy Cliff
  7. Just a Little Bit – John Thornton, Ralph Bass, Earl Washington, Piney Brown
  8. Riverside County – Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Hilton Valentine, Chas Chandler, John Steel
  9. Lonely Avenue – Doc Pomus
  10. The Fool – Lee Hazlewood

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Columbia” label released “Secrets”, the 16th Herbie Hancock studio album. It was recorded in 1976, in San Francisco, and was produced by David Rubinson and Herbie Hancock.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– acoustic piano, Rhodes electric piano, electric grand piano, ARP Odyssey, ARP String Ensemble,  Hohner D6 Clavinet,  Micromoog, Oberheim 4 Voice, Echoplex
  • Bennie Maupin– soprano sax, tenor sax, saxello, lyricon, bass clarinet
  • Ray Parker Jr.– guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Jackson– bass
  • James Gadson, James Levi– drums
  • Kenneth Nash– percussion
  • Wah Wah Watson– guitar, Maestro universal synthesiser system / sample and hold unit, voice bag; vocals, bass

Track listing:

  1. Doin’ It – Melvin Ragin, Ray Parker, Jr.
  2. People Music – Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin, Paul Jackson
  3. Cantelope Island – Herbie Hancock
  4. Spider – Melvin Ragin, Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson
  5. Gentle Thoughts – Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin
  6. Swamp Rat – Paul Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin
  7. Sansho Shima – Bennie Maupin

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Beserkley” label released the debut, self-titled Modern Lovers  album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by John Cale, Robert Appere, Kim Fowley and Alan Mason. In 2003, the album was ranked at number 381 on “Rolling Stone”  magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jonathan Richman– vocals, electric guitars
  • Jerry Harrison– piano, organ, backing vocals
  • Ernie Brooks – bass, backing vocals
  • David Robinson– drums, backing vocals
  • John Cale– additional keyboards
  • Jim Blodgett – co-ordination
  • Lubin – assistance
  • Horn – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jonathan Richman.

  1. Roadrunner
  2. Astral Plane
  3. Old World
  4. Pablo Picasso
  5. She Cracked
  6. Hospital
  7. Someone I Care About
  8. Girlfriend
  9. Modern World

 

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Asylum” label released “Hasten Down the Wind”, the seventh Linda Ronstadt  studio album. It was recorded May – July 1976, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher. In 1977, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Linda Ronstadt – lead and backing vocals, handclaps
  • Andrew Gold- vocals, backing vocals, organ, keyboards, ARP String Ensemble, finger cymbals, sleigh bells, handclaps, clavinet, acoustic and electric piano, electric, rhythm and acoustic guitar, clavichord
  • Dan Dugmore – electric and steel guitar
  • Wendy Waldman – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Peter Asher- guitar, wood block, shaker, handclaps, vocals, tambourine, percussion
  • Clarence McDonald- piano, keyboards
  • Kenny Edwards- bass guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Richard Feves – bass guitar, double bass
  • Russ Kunkel, Michael Botts– drums
  • Don Henley – drums, lead and harmony vocals
  • Paul Polivnick – viola
  • Bill Thedford – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Ken Yerke – violin, viola
  • David Campbell – viola, conductor, string arrangements
  • Charles Veal – violin, concertmaster
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Ron Hickland, Gerry Garrett – choir, chorus
  • Clydie King- vocals, choir, chorus
  • Gerald Garrett, Jim Gilstrap – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Pat Henderson – vocals, choir, chorus, backing vocals
  • Ron Hicklin – vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews- backing vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- backing vocals
  • Wendy Waldman- backing vocals
  • Becky Louis, Karla Bonoff- backing vocals
  • John Kosh – design
  • Ethan Russell, Jim Shea – photography

Track listing:

  1. Lose Again – Karla Bonoff
  2. The Tattler – Ry Cooder, Russ Titelman, Washington Phillips
  3. If He’s Ever Near – Karla Bonoff
  4. That’ll Be the Day – Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  5. Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty – Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, Gilbert Ronstadt
  6. Hasten Down the Wind – Warren Zevon
  7. Rivers of Babylon – Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton
  8. Give One Heart – John Hall, Johanna Hall
  9. Try Me Again – Linda Ronstadt, Andrew Gold
  10. Crazy – Willie Nelson
  11. Down So Low – Tracy Nelson
  12. Someone to Lay Down Beside Me – Karla Bonoff

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled Jaco Pastorius album. It was recorded in October 1975, at “Camp Colomby Studios”; “Columbia Recording Studios C&B” in New York City and was produced by Bobby Colomby.

Personnel:

  • Jaco Pastorius – electric bass
  • Sam Moore, Dave Prater– vocals
  • Herbie Hancock- clavinet, Fender Rhodes, electric piano, piano
  • Alex Darqui – Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Homer Mensch– bass
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums
  • Lenny White, Bobby Economou – drums
  • Othello Molineaux – steel drums
  • Leroy Williams – steel drums
  • Don Alias– congas, bongos, percussion, okonkoko iya, afuche
  • David Sanborn- alto sax
  • Michael Brecker- tenor sax
  • Howard Johnson- baritone sax
  • Wayne Shorter- soprano sax
  • Peter Gordon – French horn
  • Hubert Laws- piccolo, flute
  • Randy Brecker, Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Peter Graves – bass trombone
  • David Nadien, Harry Lookofsky, Paul Gershman, Joe Malin, Harry Cykman, Harold Kohon, Matthew Raimondi, Max Pollinkoff, Arnold Black – violin
  • Stewart Clarke, Manny Vardi, Julian Barber, Al Brown – viola
  • Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, Beverly Lauridsen, Alan Shulman– cello
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangement
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangement, conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Jaco Pastorius, except where noted.

  1. Donna Lee – Miles Davis
  2. Come On, Come Over – Jaco Pastorius, Bob Herzog
  3. Continuum
  4. Kuru/Speak Like a Child – Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock
  5. Portrait of Tracy
  6. Opus Pocus
  7. Okonkolé Y Trompa – Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias
  8. (Used to Be a) Cha-Cha
  9. Forgotten Love

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Mushroom” label released “Second Thoughts”, the second Split Enz studio album. It was recorded April – May 1976, at “Basing Street Studios” in London, and was produced by Phil Manzanera.

Personnel:

  • Tim Finn– vocals, piano
  • Phil Judd– vocals, guitars, mandolin
  • Jonathan Michael Chunn– bass, piano
  • Emlyn Crowther– drums
  • Noel Crombie– percussion
  • Edward Rayner– keyboards
  • Robert Gillies– saxophone, trumpet
  • Miles Golding – violin
  • Ian Sharp – cello
  • Rhett Davies, Guy Bidmead – recording
  • Rhett Davies – mixing
  • John Prew – photography

Track listing:

  1. Late Last Night – Phil Judd
  2. Walking Down a Road – Tim Finn, Phil Judd
  3. Titus – Phil Judd
  4. Lovely Dovey – Tim Finn, Phil Judd
  5. Sweet Dreams – Phil Judd
  6. Stranger Than Fiction – Tim Finn, Phil Judd
  7. Time for a Change – Phil Judd
  8. Matinee Idyll – Tim Finn, Phil Judd
  9. The Woman Who Loves You – Tim Finn, Phil Judd

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Island” label released “Super Ape”, the twelve Upsetters album. It was recorded in 1976 at “Black Ark” in Kingston, Jamaica, and was produced by Lee “Scratch” Perry.

Personnel:

  • Lee Perry – percussion, conga
  • Michael “Mikey Boo” Richards – drums
  • Anthony “Benbow” Creary – drums
  • Noel “Skully” Simms– conga
  • Boris Gardiner– bass
  • Earl “Chinna” Smith– guitar
  • Keith Sterling– piano
  • Bobby Ellis– horns
  • “Dirty” Harry Hall, Herman Marquis– horns
  • Vin Gordon– trombone
  • Egbert Evans – flute
  • Prince Jazzbo– toasting
  • Barry Llewellyn, Earl Morgan– backing vocals
  • Tony Wright– cover art

Track listing:

All track by Lee “Scratch” Perry.

  1. Zion’s Blood
  2. Croaking Lizard
  3. Black Vest
  4. Underground
  5. Curly Dub
  6. Dread Lion
  7. Three in One
  8. Patience
  9. Dub Along
  10. Super Ape

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Reprise” label released “Amigo”, the seventh Arlo Guthrie album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by John Pilla and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Arlo Guthrie– vocals, guitar
  • Linda Ronstadt– vocals
  • Bill Green – guitar
  • Waddy Wachtel– guitar
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Leah Kunkel – vocals, keyboards, electric piano
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Dan Velika – bass
  • Rick Jaeger – drums
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Russ Kunkel– percussion, drums
  • Nick DeCaro – strings, accordion
  • Gayle LeVant – harp, harmonica
  • Lloyd Cliff, Donn Landee – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Arlo Guthrie; except where noted.

  1. Guabi Guabi
  2. Darkest Hour
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Victor Jara
  5. Patriots’ Dream
  6. Grocery Blues
  7. Walking Song – Leah Kunkel
  8. My Love
  9. Manzanillo Bay – Rob “Rabbit” Mackay
  10. Ocean Crossing
  11. Connection – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards