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On July 3, 2020.

On July 3, 2020, “Legacy Recordings” label released “First Rose of Spring”, the seventieth Willie Nelson studio album. It was recorded in 2019 at “The Tracking Room”, UMG Studios”, “Blackbird Studios” and “The Tone Dock” Nashville, “Pedernales Studios” in Austin, and was produced by Buddy Cannon.

Personnel:

  • Willie Nelson – Trigger, vocals
  • Buddy Cannon – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Bobby Terry – acoustic and electric guitar, steel guitar
  • Mike Johnson – steel guitar
  • Catherine Marx – piano, B3 organ, Wurlitzer, Rhodes
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • Kevin “Swine” Grantt – upright bass
  • Larry Paxton – upright bass
  • Chad Cromwell – drums
  • Lonnie Wilson – drums
  • Sari Reist – strings
  • Kristin Wilkinson – strings
  • David Davidson – strings
  • Connie Ellisor – strings
  • Alicia Enstrom – strings
  • Anthony La Marchina – strings
  • Dave Angell – strings
  • Monisa Angell – strings
  • Jerry Bifano – strings
  • Karen Winkelmann – strings
  • Kristin Wilkinson – string arrangements
  • Melodie Cannon – background vocals
  • Ward Davis – background vocals
  • Tony Castle – recording, mixing
  • Steve Chadie – recording
  • Andrew Mendelson – mastering
  • Luke Armentrout – mastering assistant
  • Kevin Boettger – assistant engineer
  • Michelle Freetley – assistant engineer
  • Matt Leigh – assistant engineer
  • Steve Mazur – assistant engineer
  • Nick Molino – assistant engineer
  • Bryce Roberts – assistant engineer
  • Bobby Terry – additional engineer
  • Bobbi Giel – mastering assistant
  • Andrew Darby – mastering assistant
  • Shannon Finnegan – production coordinator
  • Steven Lamb – copyist
  • Micah Nelson – artwork
  • Alexandra Dascalu Nelson – back cover photo

Track listing:

  1. First Rose of Spring – Randy Houser, Allen Shamblin, Mark Beeson
  2. Blue Star – Willie Nelson, Buddy Cannon
  3. I’ll Break Out Again – Sanger D. Shafer, A. L. “Doodle” Owens
  4. Don’t let the Old Man In – Toby Keith
  5. Just Burnin’ Around – Pete Graves
  6. Our Song – Chris Stapleton
  7. We Are the Cowboys – Billy Joe Shaver
  8. Stealing Home – Maria Cannon-Goodman, Casey Beathard, Don Sampson
  9. I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised – Wayne Kemp, Bobby Borchers, Mack Vickery
  10. Love Just Laughed – Willie Nelson, Buddy Cannon
  11. Yesterday When I Was Young – Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “Monument” label released “The Silver Tongued Devil and I”, the second Kris Kristofferson studio album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by Fred Foster.

Personnel:

  • Kris Kristofferson – vocals, guitar
  • The Lady (Joan Baez) – vocal
  • Jerry Kennedy, Jerry Shook, Chris Gantry– guitar
  • Norbert Putnam, Bobby Dyson, Billy Swan– bass
  • Jerry Carrigan– drums
  • David Briggs, Donnie Fritts– keyboards
  • Norman Blake– dobro
  • Charlie McCoy– harmonica, vibes, trumpet
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Billy Swan, Donnie Fritts, Rita Coolidge– vocals
  • Bergen White – arrangements
  • Gene Eichelberger – engineer
  • Tommy Strong – engineer
  • Mort Thomasson – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kris Kristofferson, except where noted.

  1. The Silver Tongued Devil and I
  2. Jody and the Kid
  3. Billy Dee
  4. Good Christian Soldier – Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare
  5. Breakdown (A Long Way Home)
  6. Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
  7. The Taker – Kris Kristofferson, Shel Siverstein
  8. When I Loved Her
  9. The Pilgrim, Chapter 33
  10. Epitaph (Black and Blue) – Kris Kristofferson, Donnie Fritts

In August 1975.

In August 1975, “Capricorn” label released “Win, Lose or Draw”, the fifth Allman Brothers Band studio album. It was recorded February – July 1975, at “Capricorn Sound Studios” in Macon, and “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Johnny Sandlin, Gregg Allman, Richard Betts, Jaimoe, Chuck Leavell, Butch Trucks and Lamar Williams. The cover art was by Twiggs Lyndon.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman— lead vocals, organ, clavinet and acoustic guitar
  • Richard Betts— lead guitar, slide guitar, lead vocals and acoustic guitar
  • Jaimoe— drums and percussion
  • Chuck Leavell— piano, electric piano, Moog synthesizer, clavinet and background vocals
  • Butch Trucks— drums, congas, percussion and timpani
  • Lamar Williams— electric bass
  • Johnny Sandlin — acoustic guitar, drums, percussion
  • Bill Stewart — drums
  • Engineered by Sam Whiteside
  • Assistant Engineer – Carolyn Harriss
  • Remixed by Johnny Sandlin, Sam Whiteside, Carolyn Harriss

Track listing:

  1. Can’t Lose What You Never Had – Muddy Waters
  2. Just Another Love Song- Dickey Betts
  3. Nevertheless – Gregg Allman
  4. Win, Lose or Draw – Gregg Allman
  5. Louisiana Lou and Three Card Monty John – Dickey Betts
  6. High Falls – Dickey Betts
  7. Sweet Mama – Billy Joe Shaver

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Columbia” label released “We Had It All”, the tenth Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, at “Nova Studios” in Marble Arch, and was produced by Del Newman.

Personnel:

  • Scott Walker – vocals
  • Del Newman – arrangements
  • Roslav Szaybo – artwork
  • Joseph – photography

Track listing:

  1. Low Down Freedom – Billy Joe Shaver
  2. We Had It All – Donnie Frits, Troy Seals
  3. Black Rose – Billy Joe Shaver
  4. Ride Me Down Easy – Billy Joe Shaver
  5. You’re Young and You’ll Forget – Jerry Reed
  6. The House Song – Robert H. Bannard, Paul Stookey
  7. What Ever Happened to Saturday Night – Randy Meisner, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon
  8. Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot
  9. Old Five and Dimers Like Me – Billy Joe Shaver
  10. Delta Dawn – Alex Harvey

On January 8, 1975.

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On January 8, 1975, “RCA” label released “Promised Land”, the twenty first Elvis Presley album. It was recorded in December 1973, at “Stax Records” studios in Memphis and  was produced by Felton Jarvis.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley- vocals, guitar
  • David Briggs- piano, organ
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Doug Bartenfeld – guitar
  • Jeannie Green – backing vocals
  • Per Erik Hallin – piano, organ
  • Mary and Ginger Holladay – backing vocals
  • Susan Pilkington – backing vocals
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Ronnie Tutt- drums
  • Voice (Donnie Sumner; Sherrill Nielsen; Tim Baty; Per Eric “Pete” Hallin) – backing vocals
  • JD Sumner& The Stamps (Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; David Rowland) – backing vocals
  • Kathy Westmoreland- backing vocals
  • Per Eric “Pete” Hallin – clavinet
  • Mike Moran, Dick Baxter – engineers

Track listing:

  1. Promised Land – Chuck Berry
  2. There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (Who’ll Take Me Back In) – Troy Seals, Denny Rice
  3. Help me – Larry Gatlin
  4. Songman – Donnie Sumner
  5. Love Song of the Year – Chris Christian
  6. It’s Midnight – Billy Edd Wheeler,Jerry Chesnut
  7. Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming – Rory Bourke
  8. If You Talk in Your Sleep – Red West, Johnny Christopher
  9. Thinking About You – Tim Baty
  10. You Asked Me To – Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver