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In December 1971.

In December 1971, “Grunt” label released the debut, self-titled Papa John Creach  album. It was recorded in 1971 at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Papa John Creach and Mike Lipskin.


  • Papa John Creach– electric violin, vocals, arranger
  • Greg Adams– trumpet
  • Rufus Anderson – guitar
  • Jack Bonus – saxophone
  • Nick Buck – piano
  • Dave Brown, Jack Casady– bass
  • John Cipollina, Bruce Conte – guitar
  • Joey Covington– drums, congas
  • Jerry Garcia– guitar
  • Mic Gillette– trombone
  • Bobby Haynes – bass
  • Art Hillery – piano, organ
  • Paul Kantner– rhythm guitar
  • Jorma Kaukonen– guitar
  • Mike Lipskin– organ, piano
  • Stan Monteiro – clarinet
  • Skip Olsen – bass
  • Sammy Piazza – drums
  • Douglas Rauch– bass
  • Gregg Rolie– organ
  • Carlos Santana– guitar
  • Peter Sears– bass
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • Tony Smith– drums
  • Bob Wilson – guitar
  • Los Angeles String Section – strings
  • Los Angeles Brass Section – brass
  • Roger Hamilton Spotts – arranger
  • Ken Hopkins – engineer, mixing engineer
  • Peter Granet – engineer
  • Bruce Steinberg – photography
  • Bill Thompson, Acy Lehman – design, concept

Track listing:

  1. The Janitor Drives a Cadillac – Joey Covington
  2. Louis Blues – W.C. Handy
  3. Papa John’s Down Home Blues – Papa John Creach, Roger Spotts
  4. Plunk a Little Funk – Papa John Creach
  5. Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen, Y. Harburg
  6. String Jet Rock – Papa John Creach
  7. Danny Boy – traditional
  8. Human Spring – James Reese, Roger Spotts
  9. Soul Fever – Miles Grayson
  10. Every Time I Hear Her Name – Roger Spotts

In September 1975.

In September 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “In the Slot”, the sixth Tower of Power studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Emilio Castillo, Hubert Tubss, Bruce Conte, Chester Thompson, Francis Rocco Prestia, David Garibaldi, Lenny Pickett, Emilio Castillo, Steve Kupka, Mic Gillette and Greg Adams.


  • Hubert Tubbs- lead vocals
  • Bruce Conte – guitar, background vocals
  • Chester Thompson – organ, bass pedals, acoustic piano, clavinet, ARP String Ensemble, background vocals
  • Francis Rocco Prestia – bass guitar
  • David Garibaldi- drums
  • Lenny Pickett- 1st tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, all sax solos, piccolo, clarinet, contrabass clarinet, lyricon
  • Emilio Castillo- 2nd tenor sax, background vocals
  • Steve Kupka- baritone sax
  • Mic Gillette- trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, bass trombone, background vocals
  • Greg Adams- trumpet, flugelhorn, string arrangements, conductor
  • Additional background vocals: Bootche Anderson, Marilyn Scott, Pepper Watkins, David Bartlett, Ron Beck, Frank Biner and Roger Rifkind
  • Engineers: Tom Flye, Alan Chinowsky
  • Assistant Engineer: Cris Morris
  • Album design, photography: Bruce Steinberg
  • Design assistant: Ellie Oberzil

Track listing:

  1. Just Enough and Too Much – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka, Frank Biner
  2. Treat Me Like Your Man – Lenny Williams, Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka
  3. If I Play My Cards Right – Frank Biner, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Emilio Castillo
  4. As Surely as I Stand Here – Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Chester Thompson, Emilio Castillo
  5. Fanfare-Matanuska – Greg Adams
  6. On the Serious Side – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka
  7. Ebony Jam – Chester Thompson
  8. You’re So Wonderful, So Marvelous – Frank Biner, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Emilio Castillo
  9. Vuela Por Noche – David Garibaldi, Bruce Conte, Greg Adams, Francis Rocco Prestia
  10. Essence of Innocence – Chester Thompson
  11. The Soul of a Child – Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Bruce Conte, Emilio Castillo
  12. Drop It in the Slot – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka


On August 19, 1977.

On August 19, 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Livin’ on the Fault Line”, the seventh Doobie Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Western Recorders” and “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman.


  • Patrick Simmons– guitar, vocals
  • Jeff Baxter– guitar, steel guitar
  • Michael McDonald– keyboards, vocals
  • Tiran Porter– bass, vocals
  • Keith Knudsen– drums, vocals
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Bobby LaKind– congas, vocals
  • Dan Armstrong – electric sitar
  • Norton Buffalo– harmonica
  • Victor Feldman– vibes
  • Rosemary Butler, Maureen McDonald – backing vocals
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • David Paich– horn and string arrangements
  • Production coordination – Beth Naranjo
  • Engineer – Donn Landee
  • Second Engineer – Kent Nebergall
  • Artwork – Kristin Sundbom
  • Cover photography, cover design – Bruce Steinberg
  • Inner sleeve photo – Michael Zagaris
  • Aerial photo pilot – Roger Glenn

Track listing:

  1. You’re Made That Way – Michael McDonald, Jeff Baxter, Keith Knudsen
  2. Echoes of Love – Patrick Simmons, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  3. Little Darling (I Need You) – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  4. You Belong to Me – Carly Simon, Michael McDonald
  5. Livin’ on the Fault Line – Patrick Simmons
  6. Nothin’ But a Heartache – Michael McDonald
  7. Chinatown – Patrick Simmons
  8. There’s a Light – Michael McDonald
  9. Need a Lady – Tiran Porter
  10. Larry the Logger Two-Step – Patrick Simmons


In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Warner Bros” label released the third, self-titled Tower of Power album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Greg Adams, Brent Byars, Emilio Castillo, Bruce Conte, David Garibaldi, Mic Gillette, Stephen” Doc” Kupka, Lenny Pickett, Francis ”Rocco” Prestia, Jay Spell, Bruce Steinberg, Chester Thompson and Lenny Williams.


  • Greg Adams– trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals, string arrangements and conductor
  • Brent Byars – bongos, conga
  • Emilio Castillo– tenor saxophone, backing vocals, production supervisor
  • Bruce Conte– guitar, backing vocals
  • David Garibaldi– drums
  • Mic Gillette– trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn, baritone, backing vocals
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka– oboe, baritone saxophone, backing vocals
  • Lenny Pickett– clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Francis “Rocco” Prestia– bass guitar
  • Jay Spell – acoustic piano
  • Bruce Steinberg – harmonica, art direction, design, photography, illustrations, cover design
  • Chester Thompson – organ, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Lenny Williams– lead vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Emilio Castillo and Stephen “Doc” Kupka except when noted.

  1. What Is Hip? – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, David Garibaldi
  2. Clever Girl – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Willie Fulton
  3. This Time It’s Real – David Bartlett, Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka
  4. Will I Ever Find a Love?
  5. Get Yo’ Feet Back on the Ground – Willie Fulton
  6. So Very Hard to Go
  7. Soul Vaccination
  8. Both Sorry Over Nothin’ – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Lenny Williams
  9. Clean Slate – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Willie Fulton
  10. Just Another Day – Bruce Conte

In February 1977.


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.


  • 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

In February 1972.


In February 1972, “Grunt” label released “Burgers”, the third Hot Tuna album. It was recorded November – December 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jorma Kaukonen.


  • Jorma Kaukonen– guitars, lead vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass, vocals, eyebrow
  • Papa John Creach– violin, vocals
  • Sammy Piazza – drums, tympani, other percussion, vocals
  • Nick Buck – organ, piano
  • Richmond Talbott – vocals, slide guitar
  • David Crosby– vocals
  • The Unknown Engineer (Joe Lopes) – recording engineer
  • The Masked Mixer – mixer
  • Betty Cantor – mixer
  • Bruce Steinberg – design, photography
  • Allen Zentz – assistant engineer
  • The Mighty Maurice (Pat Ieraci) – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. True Religion – Jorma Kaukonen
  2. Highway Song – Jorma kaukonen
  3. 99 Year Blues – Julius Daniels
  4. Sea Child – Jorma Kaukonen
  5. Keep on Truckin’ – Bob Carleton
  6. Water Song – Jorma Kaukonen
  7. Ode for Billy Dean – Jorma Kaukonen
  8. Let Us Get Together Right Down Here – Rev. Gary Davies
  9. Sunny day Strut – Jorma Kaukonen