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In March 1966.

In March 1966, “Dunhill” label released “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears”, the debut Mamas & the Papas album. It was recorded 1965 – 1966, and was produce by Lou Adler. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 127 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Denny Doherty– vocals
  • Cass Elliot– vocals
  • John Phillips– vocals, guitar
  • Michelle Phillips– vocals
  • F. Sloan– guitars, additional vocals
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Joe Osborn– bass guitar
  • Bud Shank– flute
  • Peter Pilafian – electric violin
  • Bones Howe– engineer
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

  1. Monday, Monday – John Phillips
  2. Straight Shooter – John Phillips
  3. Got a Feelin’ – John Phillips, Denny Doherty
  4. I Call Your Name – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. Do You Wanna Dance – Bobby Freeman
  6. Go Where You Wanna Go – John Phillips
  7. California Dreamin’ – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  8. Spanish Harlem – Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector
  9. Somebody Groovy – John Phillips
  10. Hey Girl – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  11. You Baby – Steve Barri,  F. Sloan
  12. The ‘In’ Crowd – Billy Page
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In October 1974.

In October 1974, “Asylum” label released “The Heart of Saturday Night”, the second Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Bones Howe. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 339 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits– vocals, piano, guitar
  • Jim Hughart– double bass
  • Pete Christlieb– tenor saxophone
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Bob Alcivar– arranger
  • Bones Howe– engineer
  • Geoff Howe – engineer
  • Terry Dunavan – mastering
  • Cal Schenkel– art direction
  • Lyn Lascaro – illustrations
  • Scott Smith – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits.

  1. New Coat of Paint
  2. San Diego Serenade
  3. Semi Suite
  4. Shiver Me Timbers
  5. Diamonds on My Windshield
  6. (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night
  7. Fumblin’ with the Blues
  8. Please Call Me, Baby
  9. Depot, Depot
  10. Drunk on the Moon
  11. The Ghosts of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone’s Pizza House)

In October 1965.

In October 1965, “White Whale” label released “It Ain’t Me Babe”, the debut Turtles studio album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by Bones Howe, Lee Lasseff and Ted Feigin.

Personnel:

  • Al Nichol – guitar, keyboards, vocals, bass guitar
  • Mark Volman- guitar, vocals
  • Don Murray- drums
  • Howard Kaylan- keyboards, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Wanderin’ Kind – Howard Kaylan
  2. It Was a Very Good Year – Ervin Drake
  3. Your Maw Said You Cried – Stephen Schlaks, B. Glazer
  4. Eve of Destruction – F. Sloan
  5. Glitter and Gold – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  6. Let Me Be – F. Sloan
  7. Let the Cold Winds Blow – Howard Kaylan
  8. It Ain’t Me Babe – Bob Dylan
  9. A Walk in the Sun – Howard Kaylan
  10. Last Laugh – Howard Kaylan, Nita Garfield
  11. Love Minus Zero/No Limit – Bob Dylan
  12. Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan

In September 1980.

In September 1980, “Asylum” label released “Heartattack and Vine” , the sixth Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded June – July 1980, at “Filmways/Heider Studio B” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bones Howe.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits – vocals, electric guitar, piano
  • Bob Alcivar– string arrangement, orchestral arrangement, conductor
  • Ronnie Barron– Hammond organ, piano
  • Roland Bautista– electric guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Greg Cohen– bass
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, chimes, glockenspiel
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Larry Taylor– bass
  • “Big John” Thomassie – drums
  • Jerry Yester– orchestral arrangement, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Heartattack and Vine
  2. In Shades
  3. Saving All My Love for You
  4. Downtown
  5. Jersey Girl
  6. ‘Til the Money Runs Out
  7. On the Nickel
  8. Siegal
  9. Ruby’s Arms

In September 1978.

In September 1978, “Asylum” label released “Blue Valentine”, the fifth Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded July – August 1978, at “Filmways/Heider Recording” in San Francisco, and was produced by Bones Howe. The girl pictured with Waits on the back cover was Rickie Lee Jones.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits – vocals, electric guitar, piano
  • Ray Crawford, Roland Bautista, Alvin “Shine” Robinson- electric guitar
  • Scott Edwards, Jim Hughart, Byron Miller – bass
  • Da Willie Gonga (George Duke), Harold Battiste- piano
  • Charles Kynard – organ
  • Herbert Hardesty, Frank Vicari- tenor saxophone
  • Rick Lawson, Earl Palmer, Chip White- drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter- congas
  • Bob Alcivar- orchestra

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits, except where noted.

  1. Somewhere” (From West Side Story) – music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  2. Red Shoes by the Drugstore
  3. Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
  4. Romeo Is Bleeding
  5. $29.00
  6. Wrong Side of the Road
  7. Kentucky Avenue
  8. A Sweet Little Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun
  9. Blue Valentines

 

In September 1977.

In September 1977, “Asylum” label released “Foreign Affairs”, the fourth Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded July – August 1977, and was produced by Bones Howe.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits – piano, vocals
  • Gene Cipriano – clarinetsolos
  • Jim Hughart– bass
  • Shelly Manne– drums
  • Bette Midler– vocals
  • Jack Sheldon– trumpet solos
  • Frank Vicari– tenor saxophone solos

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits, except where noted.

  1. Cinny’s Waltz
  2. Muriel
  3. I Never Talk to Strangers
  4. Medley: Jack & Neal/California, Here I Come – California, Here I Come” by Joseph Meyer, Al Jolsonand Buddy De Sylva
  5. A Sight for Sore Eyes
  6. Potter’s Field – lyrics by Tom Waits, music by Bob Alcivar
  7. Burma-Shave
  8. Barber Shop
  9. Foreign Affair

In September 1976.

In September 1976, “Asylum” label released “Small Change”, the third Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded in July 1976, at “Wally Heider Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bones Howe.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits– vocals, piano
  • Harry Bluestone– violin, concertmaster strings
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • Ed Lustgarten – cello, orchestra manager strings
  • Shelly Manne– drums
  • Lew Tabackin– tenor saxophone
  • Jerry Yester– arranger and conductor of string section

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits.

  1. Tom Traubert’s Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen)
  2. Step Right Up
  3. Jitterbug Boy (Sharing a Curbstone with Chuck E. Weiss, Robert Marchese, Paul Body and The Mug and Artie)
  4. I Wish I Was in New Orleans (In the Ninth Ward)
  5. The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) (An Evening with Pete King)
  6. Invitation to the Blues
  7. Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O’Clock Club)
  8. Bad Liver and a Broken Heart (In Lowell)
  9. The One That Got Away
  10. Small Change (Got Rained on with His Own .38)
  11. I Can’t Wait to Get Off Work (And See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue)