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In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Columbia” label released “Smile”, the sixth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in 1975, at “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Charlie Calello.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, guitar, wood block
  • John Tropea, Hugh McCracken, Joe Beck, Jeff Mironov, Jerry Friedman, Greg Bennett – guitar
  • Will Lee, Richard Davis, Bob Babbitt- bass
  • Chris Parker, Allan Schwartzberg, Rick Marotta- drums
  • Jimmy Maelen- tambourine, wood block
  • Nydia Mata, Carter C.C. Collins – congas
  • Rubens Bassini- shaker
  • David Friedman – vibraphone
  • Joe Farrell, Michael Brecker, George Young – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • Paul Messing – triangle
  • Nisako Yoshida, Reiko Kamota – koto
  • Don Puluse, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jay Messina, Lou Waxman, Stan Tonkel – assistant engineer
  • Ed Lee – artwork
  • Patty Newport – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Sexy Mama – Al Goodman, Sylvia Robinson, Harry Ray
  2. Children of the Junks
  3. Money
  4. I Am the Blues
  5. Stormy Love
  6. The Cat Song
  7. Midnite Blue
  8. Smile
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In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Atlantic” label released “New and Improved”, the fifth Spinners album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Thom Bell.

Personnel:

  • Billy Henderson, Bobby Smith, Philippé Wynne, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson– vocals
  • Dionne Warwick– vocals
  • Linda Creed, Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette Benton – backing vocals
  • Tony Bell, Bobby Eli, Don Murray – guitars
  • Thom Bell– keyboards
  • Walter Pfeil – harp
  • Bob Babbitt– bass guitar
  • Don Renaldo – strings
  • Andrew Smith – drums
  • Larry Washington – congas, bongos
  • Jack Faith – alto saxophone, flute
  • Rocco Bene, Bobby Hartzell – trumpet
  • Joe DeAngelis, Milt Phibbs, Danny Davis – French horn
  • Freddie Joiner, Bobby Moore, Richie Genevese, Ed Cascarella – trombone

Track listing:

  1. Sitting on Top of the World – Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons
  2. Smile, We Have Each Other – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes, Joseph B. Jefferson
  3. Then Came You – Sherman Marshall, Phillip Pugh
  4. There’s No One Like You – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes
  5. Living a Little, Laughing a Little – Thom Bell, Linda Creed
  6. Sadie – Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons
  7. Lazy Susan – Linda Creed, Thom Bell
  8. I’ve Got to Make It on My Own – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Atco” label released “The Magic of the Blue”, the second Blue Magic album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Norman Harris and Bobby Eli.

Personnel:

  • Blue Magic – Vernon Sawyer, Richard Pratt, Keith Beaton, Wendell Sawyer, Ted Mills
  • Bobby Eli, Roland Chambers, Norman Harris, Tony Bell – guitar
  • Ted Mills, Ron Kersey, Cotton Kent – pianos
  • Rusty Jackmon, Ron Baker, Bob Babbitt– bass
  • Earl Young, Charles Collins, John Nero – drums
  • Larry Washington – congas
  • Vince Montana– vibraphone
  • Life – harmonica solo
  • Don Renaldo and his Strings and Horns – strings and horns accompaniment
  • Ted Mills – sound effects
  • Norman Harris, Bobby Eli– arrangement
  • Alan Rubens, Steven Bernstein, Bruce Gable – executive producers
  • Carl Paruolo, Joe Tarsia, Kenny Present, Don Murray, Jay Mark – recording engineers
  • Ron Kersey, Vince Montana, Jack Faith – arrangement
  • Carl Helm, Phil Hurtt, Bunny Sigler, Barbara Ingram, Evette Benton, Carla Benson, Ted Mills, Wendall Sawyer, Darryl Grant – vocal arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Three Ring Circus – Bobby Eli, Vinnie Barrett
  2. Stringin’ Me Along – Norman Harris, Pat Cooper, Ronnie Tyson
  3. You Don’t Have to Tell Me Goodbye – Norman Harris, Vinnie Barrett, James Hendricks
  4. Never Get Over You – Norman Harris, Allan Felder
  5. Talking to Myself – Bobby Eli, Vinnie Barrett
  6. Let Me Be the One – Norman Harris, Allan Felder, Chuck Brooks
  7. Maybe Just Maybe (We Can Fall in Love Again) – Morris Bailey, Jr., Edward Green
  8. Love Has Found Its Way to Me – Bobby Eli, Allan Waldman
  9. When Ya Coming Home – Ted Mills, Allan Felder
  10. Looking for a Friend – Ted Mills

In October 1971.

In October 1971, “Rare Earth” label released “Stoney and Meatloaf”, the debut Meat Loaf album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Ralph Terrana, Russ Terrana, Mike Valvano, Nick Zesses and Dino Fekaris.

Personnel:

  • Lead vocals: Meat Loaf, Stoney Murphy
  • Backing vocals: Mike Campbell, Telma Hopkins, Joyce Vincent
  • Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers, Bob Babbitt, Mike Campbell, Ray Monette and Andrew Smith, Ralph Terrana, Charlie Irwin, Richard Ponte, Jim Simmons and Scott Strong.
  • Arrangers: Tom Baird, David Van De Pitte
  • Remix engineer: Glen Jordan
  • Mastering engineer: Jack Andrews

Track listing:

  1. (I’d Love to Be) As Heavy as Jesus – Patti Jerome, Ralph Terrana, Mike Valvano
  2. She Waits by the Window – Mike Campbell, Ray Monette
  3. It Takes All Kinds of People – Patti Jerome, Mike Valvano
  4. Game of Love – Ike Turner
  5. Kiss Me Again – Mike Campbell, Ray Monette
  6. What You See Is What You Get – Patti Jerome, Mike Valvano
  7. Sunshine (Where’s Heaven?) – Ralph Terrana, Mike Valvano
  8. Jimmy Bell – traditional
  9. Lady Be Mine – Mike Campbell, Ray Monette
  10. Jessica White – Mike Campbell, Ray Monette

In August 1975.

In August 1975, “Atlantic” label released “Pick of the Litter”, the sixth Spinners studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Thom Bell.

Personnel:

  • Billy Henderson, Bobby Smith, Philippé Wynne, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson– vocals
  • Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette Benton – backing vocals
  • MFSB– strings, horns
  • Tony Bell, Bobby Eli, Don Murray – guitars
  • Thom Bell– keyboards
  • Bob Babbitt– bass guitar
  • Andrew Smith – drums
  • Larry Washington – congas, bongos

Track listing:

  1. Honest I Do – Sherman Marshall, Philip Pugh, Thom Bell
  2. I Don’t Want to Lose You – Linda Creed, Thom Bell
  3. Love or Leave – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes, Joseph B. Jefferson
  4. Sweet Love of Mine – Vinnie Barrett, Bobby Eli
  5. All That Glitters Ain’t Gold – Philip Terry, Theodore Life, Talmadge Conway
  6. You Made a Promise to Me – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes, Joseph B. Jefferson
  7. Games People Play – Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons
  8. Just as Long as We Have Love – Vinnie Barrett, Bruce Hawes

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

In March 1978.

In March 1978, “Island” label released “Double Fun” the fourth Robert Palmer album. It was recorded 1977-1978,  at “The Hit Factory”, “Media Sound Recordings” in New York and “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, and was produced by Robert Palmer and Tom Moulton.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Bob Babbitt– bass
  • Paul Barrere– guitar, backing vocals
  • Keith Errol Benson – drums
  • Harry Bluestone – concertmaster
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Pierre Brock – bass
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Gene Davis – string arrangements
  • John Davis – string arrangements
  • Louis John Davis – keyboards
  • Robert Greenidge– percussion
  • Freddie Harris – guitar
  • Richie Hayward– drums
  • Neil Hubbard– guitar
  • Ron Kersey– keyboards
  • James Mahoney – guitar
  • Donovan McKitty – guitar
  • Chris Parker– drums
  • Bill Payne– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Edward Putmon – keyboards
  • Don Renaldo – concertmaster
  • Steve Robbins – keyboards
  • Brenda Russell– backing vocals
  • Brian Russell – backing vocals
  • Allan Schwartzberg– percussion, drums
  • James Allen Smith – keyboards
  • J. Tindall– guitar
  • Jimmy Williams – bass
  • Executive Producer – Chris Blackwell
  • Engineers – Phill Brown, Arthur Stoppe, Tom Moulton
  • Mastered by Jose Rodriguez
  • Art Direction – Tina Bossidy and Robert Palmer
  • Phorography – Hiro (51)

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Every Kinda People- Andy Fraser
  2. Best of Both Worlds
  3. Come Over
  4. Where Can It Go?
  5. Night People – Allen Toussaint
  6. Love Can Run Faster
  7. You Overwhelm Me
  8. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  9. You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming