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In June 1974.

In July 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Learn to Love It”, the third Jesse Winchester album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Jesse Winchester.

Personnel:

  • Jesse Winchester – vocals
  • Amos Garrett – guitar
  • John Rigby – strings
  • Chuck Gray – engineer
  • Robert L. Heimall – design
  • Leslie Winchester – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jesse Winchester, except where noted.

  1. Wake Me
  2. Every Word You Say
  3. How Far to the Horizon?
  4. L’Air De La Louisiane
  5. Mississippi, You’re on My Mind
  6. Third Rate Romance – Russell Smith
  7. Defying Gravity
  8. Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt – traditional
  9. Pharoah’s Army
  10. Laisse Les Bons Temps Rouler
  11. The End Is Not in Sight – Russell Smith
  12. I Can’t Stand Up Alone – Martha Carson

In February 1974.

In February 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Todd”, the fifth Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded July – August 1973, at “Wollman Rink” and “Griffin Park” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – lead and backing vocals, guitars, synthesizers, acoustic and electric pianos, organ, bass, drums, harpsichord, drum machine, percussion, arrangements, engineering
  • Moogy Klingman – organ, grand piano, electric piano, harpsichord
  • Ralph Schuckett – clavinet, organ
  • Buffalo Bill Gelber – bass
  • John Siegler – bass
  • John Miller – bass
  • Kevin Ellman – drums
  • Wells Kelly – drums
  • Peter Ponzol – soprano saxophone
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Andrew Pearce – mastering
  • Steve Hammonds – project coordination
  • Paul Lester – sleeve notes
  • Alen MacWeeney – cover photo
  • Bill Klein, Jr. – photography
  • Joel Shapiro – photography
  • Sarah Southin – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.  

  1. How About a Little Fanfare
  2. I Think You Know
  3. The Spark of Life
  4. An Elpee’s Worth of Toons
  5. A Dream Goes on Forever
  6. Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song – Gilbert and Sullivan
  7. Drunken Blue Rooster
  8. The Last Ride
  9. Everybody’s Going to Heaven/King Kong Reggae
  10. No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
  11. Useless Begging
  12. Sidewalk Café
  13. Izzat Love?
  14. Heavy Metal Kids
  15. In and Out the Chakras We Go (Formerly: Shaft Goes to Outer Space)
  16. Don’t You Ever Learn
  17. Sons of 1984

On February 16, 1972.

On February 16, 1972, “Bearsville” label released “Something/Anything?” the third Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded in 1971 at “I.D. Sound Studios” and “Runt Recorders” in Los Angeles, “The Record Plant” in New York City, “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Rick Valente – lead vocals
  • Mark Klingman – piano, organ
  • Charlie Schoning – piano
  • Mark Klingman – organ
  • Rick Derringer – guitar
  • Ralph Walsh – guitar
  • Robbie Kogale – guitar
  • Amos Garrett – guitar
  • Ben Keith – pedal steel
  • Randy Read – rhythm guitar
  • Tony Sales – bass
  • Stu Woods – bass
  • Bugsy Maugh – bass
  • Collie Read – bass
  • Jim Colgrove – bass
  • Stockman – drums
  • Billy Mundi – drums
  • Hunt Sales – drums
  • John Siomos – drums
  • Hope Ruff, Richard Corey, Brook Baxes, Anthony Carrubba, Henry Fanton, Edward Olmos, Vicki Robinson, Dennis Cooley, Cecilia Norfleet  – backing vocals
  • Serge Katzen – conga
  • Gene Dinwiddie – tenor sax
  • Jim Horn – tenor sax
  • John Kelson – tenor sax
  • Mike Brecker – tenor sax
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.

Side One: A Bouquet of Ear-catching Melodies

  1. I Saw the Light
  2. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
  3. Wolfman Jack
  4. Cold Morning Light
  5. It Takes Two for Tango (This Is fort the Girls)
  6. Sweeter Memories

Side Two: The Cerebral Side

  1. Intro
  2. Breathless
  3. The Night the Carousel Burnt Down
  4. Saving Grace
  5. Marlene
  6. Song of the Viking
  7. I Went to the Mirror

Side Three: The Kid Gets Heavy

  1. Black Maria
  2. One More Day (No Word)
  3. Couldn’t I Just Tell You
  4. Torch Song
  5. Little Red Lights

Side Four: Baby Needs a New Pair of Snakeskin Boots (A Pop Operetta)

  1. Overture–My Roots
  2. Money (That’s What I Want) – Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy, Jr.
  3. Messin’ with the Kid – Mel London
  4. Dust in the Wind – Mark Klingman
  5. Piss Aaron
  6. Hello It’s Me
  7. Some Folks Is Even Whiter Than Me
  8. You Left Me Sore
  9. Slut

On September 30, 1997.

On September 30, 1997, “Windham Hill” label released “Hunger”, the fifteenth Janis Ian studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, New York, “The Congress House” in Austin, Texas, “Music Mill”, “Ocean Way”, “Quad & Woodland Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Jeff Balding, Janis Ian, and Ani DiFranco.

Personnel:

  • Janis Ian – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Cyro Baptista- percussion
  • Kevin Breit – electric and National Steel guitars, bouzouki
  • Andrew Gilchrist – electric guitar
  • Dan Huff- electric guitar
  • Randy Leago – accordion
  • Glenn Worf – upright bass
  • David Piltch- upright bass
  • Ani DiFranco- bass, sampling, background vocals
  • Andy Stochansky – drums, percussion
  • Steve Brewster – drums
  • Terry McMillian – percussion
  • Ron Huff – arranger
  • Jeff Balding – mixing
  • Andrew Gilehrist – mixing
  • Sonny Mediana – art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Janis Ian, except where noted.

  1. Black & White
  2. On the Dark Side of Town
  3. Might As Well Be Monday
  4. Getting Over You – Janis Ian, Gary Burr
  5. Searching for America
  6. Hunger
  7. Welcome to Acousticville
  8. Honor Them All
  9. Empty
  10. House Without a Heart
  11. Shadow
  12. Getting Over You (with strings) – Janis Ian, Gary Burr

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Bearsville” label released “Girls to Chat & Boys to Bounce”, the tenth Foghat studio album. It was recorded in 1981 and was produced by Nick Jameson.

Personnel:

  • “Lonesome” Dave Peverett – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Erik Cartwright – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Craig MacGregor – bass
  • Roger Earl – drums, percussion
  • Nick Jameson – keyboards, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Peverett except where noted.

  1. Wide Boy
  2. Let Me Get Close to You – Nick Jameson
  3. Live Now – Pay Later
  4. Love Zone
  5. Delayed Reaction
  6. Second Childhood
  7. Weekend Driver
  8. Sing About Love (live) – Nick Jameson

 

On June 20, 1995.

On June 20, 1995, “Elektra” label released “Tigerlily”, the debut Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded December 1994 – March 1995, at “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, NY, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant– vocals, piano, organ, vibraphone
  • Jennifer Turner– acoustic and electric guitar, background vocals
  • Peter Yanowitz– percussion, drums
  • Barrie Maguire – bass, 12 string guitar
  • John Holbrook – organ, electric guitar, engineer
  • Adrián López Guevarra – percussion
  • Matt Henderson – bass, electric guitar
  • Jay Ungar– violin
  • Katell Keineg– background vocals
  • Michelle Kinney – cello
  • Eric Schenkman – electric guitar
  • Randy Grant – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant except where noted.

  1. San Andreas Fault
  2. Wonder
  3. Beloved Wife
  4. River
  5. Carnival
  6. I May Know the Word
  7. The Letter
  8. Cowboy Romance
  9. Jealousy
  10. Where I Go
  11. Seven Years

On June 10, 2003.

On June 10, 2003, “Reprise” label released “Everything Must Go”, the ninth Steely Dan studio album. It was recorded 2001 – 2003, at “Sear Sound”, “Skyline Studios” and “River Sound” in  New York City, “Hyperbolic Sound” in Maui, “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, and was produced by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. It was the last studio album with founding member Walter Becker before his death in 2017.

Personnel:

  • Donald Fagen– lead vocals, organ, synthesizer, piano, Hohner Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, solo synth, percussion, horn arrangements, arrangements
  • Walter Becker– lead vocals, bass, solo guitar, percussion, arrangements
  • Ted Baker – piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Bill Charlap– piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Jon Herington– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Keith Carlock– drums
  • Gordon Gottlieb – percussion
  • Ken Hitchcock – clarinet
  • Walt Weiskopf– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Chris Potter– tenor saxophone
  • Roger Rosenberg – baritone saxophone
  • Tony Kadleck – trumpet
  • Michael Leonhart– trumpet
  • Jim Pugh– trombone
  • Tawatha Agee– background vocals
  • Ada Dyer – background vocals
  • Michael Harvey – background vocals
  • Carolyn Leonhart– background vocals
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals
  • Catherine Russell– background vocals
  • Brenda White-King – background vocals
  • Sam Berd – technician
  • Art Smith – drum technician
  • Sam Berd – piano tuner
  • Tom Doherty, Roger Nichols, Dave Russell, Elliot Scheiner – engineer
  • Suzy Barrows, Tom Doherty, Steve Mazur, Keith Nelson, Todd Parker, Matt Scheiner – assistant engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner – mixing
  • Joe Peccerillo – mixing assistant
  • Darcy Proper – mastering
  • Larry Alexander – editing

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.

  1. The Last Mall
  2. Things I Miss the Most
  3. Blues Beach
  4. Godwhacker
  5. Slang of Ages
  6. Green Book
  7. Pixeleen
  8. Lunch With Gina
  9. Everything Must Go

 

On May 11, 1983.

On May 11, 1983, “Bearsville” label released “Zig-Zag Walk”, the twelfth Foghat studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Nick Jameson (as Franz Leipkin).

Personnel:

  1. Erik Cartwright – lead and slide guitar
  2. Lonesome Dave – lead and backing vocals, guitar, illustration
  3. Eli Jenkins – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  4. Roger (Itemard) Earl – drums
  5. Kurt Wenzler – mastering
  6. John Heiden – design

Track listing:

  1. That’s What Love Can Do – Dave Peverett
  2. Zig-Zag Walk – Dave Peverett
  3. Choo Choo Ch’Boogie – Denver Darling, Milt Gabler, Vaughn Horton
  4. Jenny Don’t Mind – Erik Cartwright
  5. Three Wheel Cadillac – Dave Peverett
  6. It’ll Be Me – Jack Clement
  7. Silent Treatment – Dave Peverett
  8. Down the Road a Piece – Don Raye
  9. Seven Day Weekend – Dave Peverett
  10. Linda Lou – Jon Jelmer

On January 25, 1973.

On January 25, 1973, “Bearsville” in 1972, label released “A Woofer in Tweeter’s Clothing”, the second Sparks studio album. It was recorded at “ID Sound at La Brea” and “Walley Heider Studios” and was produced by Thaddeus James Lowe.

Personnel:

  • Russell Mael – vocals
  • Ron Mael – keyboards
  • Earle Mankey – guitar
  • Jim Mankey – bass
  • Harley Feinstein – drums

Track listing:

  1. Girl from Germany – Russell Mael, Ron Mael
  2. Beaver O’Lindy – Ron Mael, Russsell Mael, Earle Mankey, Jim Mankey, Harley Feinstein
  3. Nothing is Sacred – Ron Mael
  4. Here Comes Bob – Ron Mael, Russell Mael
  5. Moon Over Kentucky – lyrics by Jim Mankey, music by Ron Mael
  6. Do Re Mi – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  7. Angus Desire – Ron Mael, Russell Mael
  8. Underground – Earle Mankey
  9. The Louvre – Ron Mael, French translation by Josée Becker
  10. Batteries Not Included – Ron Mael
  11. Whippings and Apologies – Ron Mael

 

On June 24, 1971.

On June 24, 1971,”Ampex” label released “Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren”, the second Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded in 1971 at “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, NY, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – vocals, piano, organ, pump organ, Clavinet, Wurlitzer electric piano, EMS VCS 3, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, tenor and baritone saxophones, talk box, vibraphone, percussion
  • Tony Sales– bass, conga, tambourine, vibraphone
  • D. Smart– drums, timbales, maracas
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Hunt Sales– drums, conga
  • Jerry Scheff– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren.

 Long Flowing Robe

  1. The Ballad (Denny & Jean)
  2. Bleeding
  3. Wailing Wall
  4. The Range War
  5. Chain Letter
  6. A Long Time, A Long Way to Go
  7. Boat on the Charles
  8. Be Nice to Me
  9. Hope I’m Around
  10. Parole
  11. Remember Me