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In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Blue Sky” label released “If I Weren’t So Romantic, I’d Shoot You”, the fifth Derringer album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Mike Chapman.

Personnel:

  • Rick Derringer – vocals, guitar
  • Kenny Aaronson – vocals, bass
  • Myron Grombacher – vocals, drums
  • Paul Coleman – engineer
  • Elena Pavlov – design
  • John Paul Endress – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Derringer.

  1. It Ain’t Funny
  2. Midnight Road
  3. If I Weren’t So Romantic, I’d Shoot You
  4. Ez Action
  5. Lawyers, Guns and Money
  6. Power of Love
  7. Sleepless
  8. Tonight
  9. Rocka Rolla
  10. Attitude
  11. Monomania

On July 22, 1979.

On July 22, 1979. “ECM” label released “Photo with Blue Sky, White Cloud, Wires, Windows and a Red Roof”, the eleventh Jan Garbarek album. It was recorded in December 1978, at “Talent Studio” in Oslo, and was produced by Manfred Eicher.

Personnel:

  • Jan Garbarek – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • John Taylor – piano
  • Bill Connors – guitar
  • Eberhard Weber – bass
  • Jon Christensen – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jan Garbarek.

  1. Blue Sky
  2. White Cloud
  3. Windows
  4. Red Roof
  5. Wires
  6. The Picture

In August 1978.

In August 1978, “Blue Sky” label released “White, Hot and Blue”, the 9th Johnny Winter album. It was recorded in 1978, at “The Schoolhouse”, and was produced by Johnny Winter.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Winter– vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Edgar Winter– vocals, keyboards, saxophone
  • Bobby Torello- drums
  • Isaac Payton Sweat – bass
  • Pat Rush- guitar
  • Pat Ramsey – harmonica
  • Tom Brock- mandolin

Track listing:

  1. Walkin’ by Myself – James A. Lane (k.a. Jimmy Rogers)
  2. Slidin’ In – Johnny Winter
  3. Divin’ Duck Blues – Sleepy John Estes
  4. One Step at a Time – Johnny Winter
  5. Nickel Blues – Johnny Winter
  6. Z. Rider – traditional
  7. Last Night – Walter Jacobs
  8. Messin’ with the Kid – Mel London
  9. Honest I Do – Jimmy Reed

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Blue Sky” label released “All American Boy”, the debut Rick Derringer solo studio album. It was recorded in 1973 at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk and Rick Derringer.

Personnel:

  • Rick Derringer- lead vocals, guitar, organ
  • David Bromberg- guitar, dobro
  • Joe Walsh- electric guitar
  • Edgar Winter- keyboards
  • Paul Harris- keyboards
  • Toots Thielemans- harmonica
  • Kenny Passarelli- bass guitar
  • Suzi Quatro- bass guitar
  • Bobby Caldwell, Joe Vitale- drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion
  • Tasha Thomas, Lani Groves, Carl Hall – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Derringer, except where noted.

  1. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
  2. Joy Ride
  3. Teenage Queen
  4. Cheap Tequila
  5. Uncomplicated
  6. Hold – Rick Derringer, Patti Smith
  7. The Airport Giveth (The Airport Taketh Away)
  8. Teenage Love Affair
  9. It’s Raining
  10. Time Warp
  11. Slide On Over Slinky
  12. Jump, Jump, Jump

In August 1977.

In August 1977, “Blue Sky” label released “Nothin’ but the Blues”, the eight Johnny Winter studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “The Schoolhouse”, and was produced by Johnny Winter.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Winter – vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums, bass
  • Muddy Waters – vocals, guitar
  • Bob Margolin – guitar
  • Pinetop Perkins – piano
  • James Cotton – harmonica
  • Charles Calmese – bass
  • Willie “Big Eyes” Smith – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Winter, except where noted.

  1. Tired of Tryin’
  2. TV Mama
  3. Sweet Love and Evil Women
  4. Everybody’s Blues
  5. Drinkin’ Blues
  6. Mad Blues
  7. It Was Rainin’
  8. Bladie Mae
  9. Walkin’ thru the Park – Muddy Waters

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “A&M” label released “Diamonds & Rust”, the seventeenth Joan Baez album. It was recorded in January 1975, and was produced by Larry Carlton, David Kershenbaum and Joan Baez.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, acoustic guitar, synthesisers, arranger
  • Larry Carlton– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, arranger
  • Dean Parks– electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Wilton Felder– bass
  • Reinie Press – bass
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Joe Sample– electric piano, Hammond organ
  • Hampton Hawes– piano
  • David Paich– piano, electric harpsichord
  • Red Rhodes– pedal steel guitar
  • Malcolm Cecil– synthesisers
  • Tom Scott– flute, saxophone, arranger
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Joni Mitchell– vocal improvisation
  • Rick Lo Tempio – electric guitar
  • Ollie Mitchell – trumpet
  • Buck Monari – trumpet
  • Rick Riggieri – engineer
  • Henry Lewy – engineer
  • Ellis Sorkin – assistant engineer
  • Bob Cato – design

Track listing:

  1. Diamonds & Rust – Joan Baez
  2. Fountain of Sorrow – Jackson Browne
  3. Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
  4. Children and All That Jazz – Joan Baez
  5. Simple Twist of Fate – Bob Dylan
  6. Blue Sky – Dickey Betts
  7. Hello in There – John Prine
  8. Jesse – Janis Ian
  9. Winds of the Old Days – Joan Baez
  10. Dida – Joan Baez – duet with Joni Mitchell
  11. Medley: I Dream of Jeannie – Stephen Foster / Danny Boy – Frederick Weatherly

On March 11, 2003.

On March 11, 2003, “Virgin” label released “Diamonds on the Inside”, the fifth Ben Harper album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Ben Harper.

Personnel:

  • Ben Harper – vocals, organ, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, drums, synthesizer bass, tongue drum, arranger
  • Greg Kurstin– synthesizer, piano, celeste, Hammond organ, electric piano, clavinet, mellotron, backing vocals, arranger
  • Al Yasha Anderson – guitar
  • Nicky Panicci (a.k.a. Nicky P.) – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Juan Nelson – bass, backing vocals
  • Josef Zimmerman – upright bass
  • Leon Mobley– percussion, sound effects, backing vocals
  • Ron Blake – trumpet
  • Leo Chelyapov – clarinet
  • David Ralicke – trombone
  • Timothy Loo – cello
  • Rebecca Yeh – cello
  • Darrel Sims – viola
  • Amy Wilkins – harp
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo – vocals
  • John Ingram – backing vocals
  • Carla Benson – backing vocals
  • Misty Love – backing vocals
  • Todd Burke, Rick “Soldier” Will – engineer
  • Kevin Dean, June Murakawa – engineer assistant
  • Todd Burke – mixing
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Josh Florian, Rail Jon Rogut – assistant
  • Ben Elder – advisor, research
  • Mike King – design
  • Warren Darius Aftahi, Blue Sky, Jon Shapiro – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ben Harper except where noted.

  1. With My Own Two Hands
  2. When It’s Good
  3. Diamonds On The Inside
  4. Touch from Your Lust
  5. When She Believes
  6. Brown Eyed Blues – Ben Harper, Juan Nelson
  7. Bring the Funk – Charles, Ben Harper, Greg Kurstin, Leon Mobley, Juan Nelson
  8. Everything
  9. Amen Omen
  10. Temporary Remedy
  11. So High So Low
  12. Blessed to Be a Witness
  13. Picture of Jesus
  14. She’s Only Happy in the Sun – Dean Butterworth, Ben Harper

In January 1978.

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In January 1978, “Blue Sky” released “I’m Ready”, the thirteenth Muddy Waters studio album. It was recorded in October – November 1977, in Westport, Connecticut, and was produced by Johnny Winter. In 1978,the album earned Waters a “Grammy Award”.

Personnel:

  • Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield ) – vocal, guitar
  • Jimmy Rogers– guitar
  • Big Walter Horton– acoustic and amplified harmonica
  • Bob Margolin– guitar/bass
  • Pinetop Perkins– piano
  • Willie “Big Eyes” Smith– drums
  • Johnny Winter– guitar
  • Jerry Portnoy– amplified harmonica

Track listing:

All tracks by McKinley Morganfield; except where noted.

  1. I’m Ready – Willie Dixon
  2. 33 Years
  3. Who Do You Trust
  4. Copper Brown
  5. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man – Willie Dixon
  6. Mamie – McKinley Morganfield, Jimmy Rogers
  7. Rock Me
  8. Screamin’ And Cryin
  9. Good Morning, Little School Girl – Sonny Boy Williamson

 

 

On February 12, 1972.

Eat a Peach

On February 12, 1972, “Capricorn Records” label released “Eat a Peach”, the third  Allman Brothers Band studio album. It was mix of studio recordings and recordings from the band’s 1971 “Fillmore East” performances. The live material was recorded on March 12–13 and June 27, 1971, at “Fillmore East” in New York, the studio material was recorded from September to December 1971, at  “Criteria Studios: in Miami. The album was produced by Tom Dowd. The double album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”, and became the best selling release in the band’s discography.

Personnel:

  • Duane Allman– slide guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Dickey Betts– lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Gregg Allman– lead vocals, organ, piano, electric piano, acoustic guitar
  • Berry Oakley– bass guitar
  • Jai Johanny Johanson– drums, congas
  • Butch Trucks– drums, percussion, tympani, gong, vibes, tambourine
  • David Powell – artwork
  • F. Holmes– artwork

Track listing:

  1. Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More – Gregg Allman
  2. Les Brers in A Minor – Dickey Betts
  3. Melissa – Gregg Allman, Steve Alaimo
  4. Mountain Jam – Donovan Leitch, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, Jai Johanny Johanson
  5. One Way Out – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn, Sonny Boy Williamson II
  6. Trouble No More – Muddy Waters
  7. Stand Back – Gregg Allman, Berry Oakley
  8. Blue Sky – Dickey Betts
  9. Little Martha – Duane Allman
  10. Mountain Jam – continued

 

On January 10, 1977.

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On January 10, 1977, “Blue Sky” label released “Hard Again”, the twelfth Muddy Waters studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Johnny Winter.

Personnel:

  • Muddy Waters– vocals, guitar
  • Bob Margolin– guitar
  • Johnny Winter– guitar, miscellaneous screaming
  • Pinetop Perkins– piano
  • James Cotton– harmonica
  • Charles Calmese – bass
  • Willie “Big Eyes” Smith– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters), except where noted.

  1. Mannish Boy – McKinley Morganfield, Ellas McDaniel, Mel London
  2. Bus Driver – McKinley Morganfield, Terry Abrahamson
  3. I Want to Be Loved – Willie Dixon
  4. Jealous Hearted Man
  5. I Can’t Be Satisfied
  6. The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock And Roll, Pt. 2 – McKinley Morganfield, Brownie McGhee
  7. Deep Down in Florida
  8. Crosseyed Cat
  9. Little Girl