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On March 28, 1974.

On March 28, 1974, “Mercury” label released “The Golden Scarab”, the debut Ray Manzarek solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Botnick and Bob Brown.

Personnel:

  • Ray Manzarek – lead vocals, keyboards, piano, organ, synthesizer, kalimba
  • Larry Carlton- guitar
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Patti Smith – vocals
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet
  • Mayuto Correa- wood block, bongos, congas
  • Milt Holland- pandeiro, cabasa, quica, African cowbell
  • Jerry Scheff- bass
  • Ernie Watts- tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Steve Forman – tuned cowbells, whistles, guiro, tuned wood blocks

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Manzarek except where noted.

  1. He Can’t Come Today
  2. Solar Boat
  3. Downbound Train – Chuck Berry
  4. The Golden Scarab
  5. The Purpose of Existence Is?
  6. The Moorish Idol
  7. Choose Up and Choose Off
  8. Oh Thou Precious Nectar Filled Form (or) A Little Fart

On March 2, 1979.

On March 2, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Thanks I’ll Eat It Here”, the only Lowell George solo album. It was recorded in 1078, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lowell George. The cover art, painted by Neon Park, is a version of Édouard Manet’s painting “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” with Marlene Dietrich, Fidel Castro and Bob Dylan as the diners.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George – vocals, guitar
  • Bonnie Raitt- vocals
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • Denny Christianson – keyboards, horns
  • David Foster- keyboards
  • Chilli Charles – drums
  • Nicky Hopkins- keyboards
  • Jim Price- horns
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Michael Baird- drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Bobby Bruce – violin, guitar
  • Turner Stephen Bruton- guitar
  • Luis Damian – guitar, keyboards
  • Gordon DeWitty – keyboards, piano
  • Maxine Dixon – piano
  • Arthur Gerst – piano
  • Jimmy Greenspoon – guitar, piano
  • Roberto Gutierrez – vocals, guitar, drums
  • Richie Hayward- drums
  • Jerry Jumonville – saxophone, guitar
  • Ron Koss – guitar, engineering
  • Darrell Leonard – horn, vocals
  • Maxayn Lewis- vocals
  • David Paich- keyboards
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Dean Parks- guitar, keyboards
  • Bruce Paulson – keyboards
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- vocals
  • Joel Peskin – vocals, saxophone
  • John Phillips- saxophone, drums
  • Peggy Sandvig – piano
  • James Self – tuba
  • Steve Madaio – horns
  • Floyd Sneed – drums, vocals
  • D. Souther- bass, vocals
  • Paul Stallworth – bass, guitar
  • Fred Tackett- guitar, vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – vocals
  • Donn Landee, George Massenburg– engineering
  • Billy Youdelman, Bruce Botnick, Doug Botnick – assistant engineer
  • Michael Ward – truck driver, drum tech
  • Brad Kanawyer, Michael Hollyfield – design
  • Elizabeth George, Bob Marks, Nancy Goldfarb – photography

Track listing:

  1. What Do You Want the Girl to Do – Allen Toussaint
  2. Honest Man – Lowell George, Fred Tackett
  3. Two Trains – Lowell George
  4. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernie Miller
  5. Cheek to Cheek – Lowell George, Van Dyke Parks, Martin Kibbee (aka Fred Martin))
  6. Easy Money – Rickie Lee Jones
  7. Twenty Million Things – Lowell George, Jed Levy
  8. Find a River – Fred Tackett
  9. Himmler’s Ring – Jimmy Webb

 

In December 1977.

In December 1977, “Wolfgang” label released the debut, self-titled Eddie Money album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Botnick.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Money– vocals, keyboards, harmonica, saxophone
  • Jimmy Lyon– guitars
  • Gary Mallaber– drums, percussion
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar
  • Gene Pardue – drums
  • Bob “Pops” Popwell– bass guitar
  • Tom Scott– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Alan Pasqua– keyboards
  • Randy Nichols – keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Freddie Webb – keyboards
  • Kevin Calhoun – percussion
  • Jo Baker– second vocal
  • Andy Johns – engineer

 

Track listing:

  1. Two Tickets to Paradise – Eddie Money
  2. You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me – Smokey Robinson
  3. Wanna Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star – Eddie Money, Chris Solberg
  4. Save a Little Room in Your Heart for Me – Eddie Money
  5. So Good to Be in Love Again – Eddie Money, Jimmy Lyon
  6. Baby Hold On – Eddie Money, Jimmy Lyon
  7. Don’t Worry – Eddie Money, Jimmy Lyon
  8. Jealousys – Eddie Money, Jimmy Lyon
  9. Got to Get Another Girl – Eddie Money, Jimmy Lyon
  10. Gamblin’ Man – Eddie Money, Dan Alexander, Jimmy Lyon

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Elektra” label released “The Circle Game”, the sixth Tom Rush album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Arthur Gorson.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rush– guitar, vocals
  • Hugh McCracken, Don Thomas, Eric Gale – electric guitar
  • Jonathan Raskin – acoustic guitar, bass
  • Bruce Langhorne– acoustic guitar
  • Joe Grimm – saxophone
  • Joe Mack, Bob Bushnell– bass
  • Paul Harris– keyboards
  • Buddy Lucas– saxophone
  • Herb Lovelle, Bernard Purdie, Richie Ritz – drums
  • Paul Harris– arrangements
  • Bruce Botnick, Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • Jac Holzman– production supervisor
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Linda Eastman (McCartney) – photography
  • William S. Harvey – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Tin Angel – Joni Mitchell
  2. Something in the Way She Moves – James Taylor
  3. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  4. Sunshine, Sunshine – James Taylor
  5. The Glory of Love – Billy Hill
  6. Shadow Dream Song – Jackson Browne
  7. The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
  8. So Long – Charlie Rich
  9. Rockport Sunday – Tom Rush
  10. No Regrets – Tom Rush

In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Elektra” label released “Da Capo”, the second Love studio album.It was recorded September – October 1966, at “RCA Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Paul Rothchild and Jac Holtzman.

Personnel:

  • Arthur Lee– lead vocals, harmonica, guitar, drums, percussion
  • Bryan MacLean– rhythm guitar, vocal
  • Johnny Echols – lead guitar, lead vocal Ken Forssi – bass
  • Alban “Snoopy” Pfisterer – organ, harpsichord, drums
  • Michael Stuart – drums, percussion
  • Tjay Cantrelli – saxophone, flute, percussion
  • Dave Hassinger, Bruce Botnick– engineer

Track listng:

All tracks by Arthur Lee, except where noted.

  1. Stephanie Knows Who
  2. Orange Skies – Bryan MacLean
  3. Que Vida!
  4. 7 and 7 Is
  5. The Castle
  6. She Comes in Colors
  7. Revelation – Arthur Lee, Bryan MacLean, Johnny Echols, Ken Forssi

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Blue Thumb” label released “Alone Together”, the debut Dave Mason solo album. It was recorded in1970, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood; “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Dave Mason and Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Dave Mason- guitar, vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Leon Russell- keyboards
  • Carl Radle- bass
  • Chris Ethridge- bass
  • Larry Knechtel- bass
  • Jim Capaldi- drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Michael DeTemple- guitar
  • Don Preston- keyboards
  • John Simon- keyboards
  • John Barbata- drums
  • Rita Coolidge- vocals
  • Mike Coolidge – vocals
  • Claudia Lennear- vocals
  • Lou Cooper – vocals
  • Bob Norwood – vocals
  • Jack Storti – vocals
  • Bruce Botnick, Douglas Botnick – recording engineer
  • Al Schmitt– mixing
  • Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes – photography, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Mason, except where noted.

  1. Only You Know and I Know
  2. Can’t Stop Worrying, Can’t Stop Loving
  3. Waitin’ on You
  4. Shouldn’t Have Took More Than You Gave
  5. World in Changes
  6. Sad and Deep as You
  7. Just a Song
  8. Look at You Look at Me – Dave Mason, Jim Capaldi

In May 1975.

In May 1975, “Columbia” label released “Tale Spinnin’”, the sixth Weather Report album. It was recorded February-April 1975, at “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter.

Personnel:

  • Josef Zawinul- Rhodes piano, acoustic piano, melodica, TONTO synthesizer, ARP 2600 synthesizer, organ, steel drums, oud, mzuthra, West African talking drum, xylophone, cymbals, vocals
  • Wayne Shorter- Soprano and tenor saxophones
  • Alphonso Johnson- electric bass
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler- drums, tympani, marching cymbals
  • Alyrio Lima – percussion
  • Bruce Botnick- recording engineer, mixing
  • Wayne Shorter– mixing
  • Teresa Alfieri, John Berg – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Zawinul except where noted.

  1. Man in the Green Shirt
  2. Lusitanos – Wayne Shorter
  3. Between the Thighs
  4. Badia
  5. Freezing Fire – Wayne Shorter
  6. Five Short Stories

In March 1972.

In March 1972, “Capitol” label released “Recall the Beginning…A Journey from Eden”, the seventh Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Ben Sidran.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller– guitar, vocals
  • Gerald Johnson – bass guitar
  • Ben Sidran– keyboards
  • Dick Thompson – keyboards
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Roger Allen Clark – drums
  • Gary Mallaber– drums
  • Jack King – drums
  • Jesse Ed Davis– guitar
  • Nick DeCaro – strings, horns
  • Recorded and balanced by Bruce Botnick
  • Photography – Bill Walker
  • Art direction – John Hoernle
  • Album design & serigraphy – Tom Lunde
  • Album Coordinator – Lester T. Pouncy

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Miller.

  1. Welcome
  2. Enter Maurice
  3. High on You Mama
  4. Heal Your Heart
  5. The Sun Is Going Down
  6. Somebody Somewhere Help Me
  7. Love’s Riddle
  8. Fandango
  9. Nothing Lasts
  10. Journey from Eden

 

In March 1971.

In March 1971, “Atco” label released “Motel Shot”, the fourth Delaney & Bonnie and Friends album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett.

Personnel:

  • Delaney Bramlett- guitar, vocals, arranger
  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Duane Allman- slide guitar
  • Ben Benay- guitar
  • Kenny Gradney- bass guitar
  • John Hartford- banjo, fiddle
  • Eddie James – guitar
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Bobby Keys- saxophone
  • Dave Mason- guitar
  • Gram Parsons- guitar, vocals
  • Carl Radle- bass guitar
  • Joe Cocker- backing vocals
  • Leon Russell- piano, vocals
  • Clarence White- guitar, vocals
  • Bobby Whitlock- vocals
  • Jay York – backing vocals
  • Recording engineers: Bruce Botnick, Richard Moore, Lewis Peters
  • Photography: Barry Feinstein
  • Liner notes: Tom Wilkes

Track listing:

  1. Where the Soul Never Dies – traditional
  2. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – P. Carter
  3. Rock of Ages – traditional
  4. Long Road Ahead Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle
  5. Faded Love – Bob Wills, Johnnie Wills
  6. Talkin’ about Jesus – traditional
  7. Come On In My Kitchen – Payne (Robert Johnson)
  8. Don’t Deceive Me (Please Don’t Go) – Chuck Willis
  9. Never Ending Song of Love – Delaney Bramlett
  10. Sing My Way Home – Delaney Bramlett
  11. Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad – traditional, Delaney Bramlett
  12. Lonesome and a Long Way from Home – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell

In February 1977.

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In February 1977, “Columbia” label released “Next”, the third Journey studio album. It was recorded May – October 1976, at “His Master’s Wheels” in San Francisco, and was produced by Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Ross Valory and Aynsley Dunbar.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Rolie– lead vocals, keyboards
  • Neal Schon– electric and acoustic guitars, lead vocals
  • Ross Valory– bass guitar, backing vocals, piano
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums, percussion,
  • Smiggy –engineer, mixing
  • Bruce Botnick– mastering
  • Herbie Herbert –director
  • Bruce Steinberg –art direction, design, photography, cover design
  • Ellie Oberzil – design
  • Mansfield –sleeve art

Track listing:

  1. Spaceman – Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie
  2. People – Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon
  3. I Would Find You – Tena Austin, Neal Schon
  4. Here We Are – Gregg Rolie
  5. Hustler – Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie
  6. Next – Heidi Cogdell, Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie
  7. Nickel and Dime – Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, George Tickner, Ross Valory
  8. Karma – Aynsley Dunbar, Neal Schon