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In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Monument Records” label released “Jesus Was a Capricorn”, the fourth Kris Kristofferson album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” and “Monument Recording Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Fred Foster.

Personnel:

  • Kris Kristofferson – vocals, guitar
  • Rita Coolidge – backing vocals
  • Chip Young, Dennis Linde, Fred Carter Jr., Grady Martin, Jerry Shook, Jimmy Colvard, John Buck Wilkin, Johnny Christopher, Mac Gayden, Stephen Bruton – guitar
  • “Uncle Josh” Graves – slide dobro
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood, David Briggs, John Harris, Mike Utley – piano, electric piano, organ
  • Brenton Banks, Byron Bach, Carl Gorodetzky, David Darling, George Binkley, Lillian Hunt, Sheldon Kurland, Steven Smith – strings
  • Bill Justis – string arrangements
  • Norbert Putnam, Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar
  • Andrew Newmark, Kenny Buttrey – drums
  • Alan Rush, Benny Whitehead, Billy Swan, Larry Gatlin, Randy Cullers, The Bergenaires, The Joint Venture, The Jordanaires – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Kris Kristofferson except where noted.

  1. Jesus Was a Capricorn (Owed to John Prine)
  2. Nobody Wins
  3. It Sure Was (Love)
  4. Enough for You
  5. Help Me – Larry Gatlin
  6. Jesse Younger
  7. Give It Time to Be Tender – Kris Kristofferson, Donnie Fritts
  8. Out of Mind, Out of Sight – Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Bruton
  9. Sugar Man
  10. Why Me

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

On June 20, 2006.

On June 20, 2006, “Back Porch” label released “Fast Man Raider Man”, the thirteen Frank Black album. It was recorded in 2000, in Nashville, Pasadena and Chicago, and was produced by Jon Tiven.

Personnel:

  • Frank Black- lead vocals, guitar, ukulele
  • Bob Babbitt- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby Bare Jr.- backing vocals
  • Billy Block- drums, backing vocals
  • Marty Brown- bass guitar, backing vocals, duet vocal
  • Violet Clark-Thompson- backing vocals
  • Jack Clement- dobro, backing vocals
  • Steve Cropper- guitar
  • Rick Duvall- backing vocals
  • Steve Ferrone- drums
  • Rich Gilbert- pedal steel guitar
  • James Griffin – backing vocals
  • Levon Helm- drums, percussion
  • David Hood- bass guitar
  • Ellis Hooks- backing vocals
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet, trombone, fluegelhorn
  • Duane Jarvis- guitar
  • Mark Jordan – keyboards
  • Carol Kaye- guitar, bass guitar
  • Jim Keltner- drums, percussion
  • Simon Kirke- drums, percussion
  • Jack Kidney- harmonica, tenor saxophone
  • Al Kooper- organ
  • Ian McLagan- keyboards
  • Buddy Miller- guitar, mandoguitar, backing vocals
  • Spooner Oldham- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson- bass guitar
  • Dave Phillips- pedal steel guitar
  • F. Sloan- piano, backing vocals
  • Billy Swan- backing vocals
  • Planet Swan- backing vocals
  • Sierra Swan- backing vocals
  • Akil Thompson- drums
  • Chester Thompson- drums
  • Jon Tiven- alto saxophone, guitar, percussion, piano, backing vocals
  • Brooks Watson- backing vocals
  • Lyle Workman- guitar, arrangements
  • Reggie Young– guitar
  • Lyle Workman – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Black, except where noted.

  1. If Your Poison Gets You
  2. Johnny Barleycorn
  3. Fast Man
  4. You Can’t Crucify Yourself
  5. Dirty Old Town – Ewan MacColl
  6. Wanderlust
  7. Seven Days
  8. Raider Man
  9. The End of the Summer – music adapted from Gabriel Fauré’s Sicilienne, Op. 78,
  10. Dog Sleep – co-written by Reid Paley
  11. When the Paint Grows Darker Still
  12. I’m Not Dead (I’m in Pittsburgh) – co-written by Reid Paley
  13. Golden Shore – co-written byReid Paley
  14. In the Time of My Ruin
  15. Down to You – co-written byReid Paley
  16. Highway to Lowdown
  17. Kiss My Ring
  18. My Terrible Ways
  19. Fitzgerald
  20. Elijah
  21. It’s Just Not Your Moment
  22. The Real El Rey
  23. Where the Wind Is Going
  24. Holland Town
  25. Sad Old World
  26. Don’t Cry That Way
  27. Fare Thee Well

On May 7, 1975.

Today

On May 7, 1975, RCA” label released “Today”, album by Elvis Presley. It was recorded March 10–12, 1975, at “RCA Studio C” in Hollywood, and was produced by Felton Jarvis. At the time of the recording, Elvis was 40 years old, and this was his last recording in studio.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley – lead vocals
  • James Burton- guitar
  • David Briggs- keyboards
  • Buddy Spicher- fiddle
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Millie Kirkham- background vocals
  • Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Charlie Hodge- guitar, harmony vocals
  • Glen Hardin- keyboards
  • Jimmy Gordon – keyboards
  • Lea Berinati – background vocals
  • Mary Holladay – background vocals
  • Tony Brown- keyboards
  • Ginger Holladay – background vocals
  • Duke Bardwell – bass
  • Ronnie Tutt- drums

Track listing:

  1. T-R-O-U-B-L-E – Jerry Chesnut
  2. And I Love You So – Don McLean
  3. Susan When She Tried – Don Reid
  4. Woman Without Love – Jerry Chesnut
  5. Shake a Hand – Joe Morris
  6. Pieces of My Life – Troy Seals
  7. Fairytale – Bonnie
  8. I Can Help – Billy Swan
  9. Bringing it Back – Greg Gordon
  10. Green, Green Grass of Home – Curly Putman