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In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Reprise” label released “Boomer’s Story”, the third Ry Cooder studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Amigo Studios” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Jim Dickinson and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – guitars, mandolin, bottleneck guitar, vocals
  • Tommy McClure – bass
  • Charles Lawing – clarinet
  • Jim Keltner, Roger Hawkins- drums
  • Sleepy John Estes- guitar, vocals
  • Gene Finney – harmonica
  • George Bohanon- horns
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Randy Newman- piano
  • Jim Dickinson- piano, bass, vocals
  • Dan Penn- vocals

Track listing:

  1. Boomer’s Story – traditional
  2. Cherry Ball Blues – Skip James
  3. Crow Black Chicken – Lawrence Wilson
  4. Ax Sweet Mama – Sleepy John Estes
  5. Maria Elena – Bob Russell, Lorenzo Barcelata
  6. The Dark End of the Street – Dan Penn, Chips Moman
  7. Rally ‘Round the Flag – George F. Root
  8. Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer – Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson
  9. President Kennedy – Sleepy John Estes
  10. Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man – traditional
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In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Dunhill” label released “For Ladies Only”, the sixth Steppenwolf studio album. It was recorded November 1970 – May 1971, at “American Recording Studios” in Studio City, California, and was produced by Richard Podolor.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– vocals, guitar
  • Kent Henry– lead guitar
  • George Biondo– vocals, bass guitar
  • Goldy McJohn– keyboards
  • Jerry Edmonton– drums
  • Bill Cooper – engineer
  • Tom Gundelfinger – photography, design

Track listing:

  1. For Ladies Only – Jerry Edmonton, Kent Henry, John Kay, Goldy McJohn
  2. I’m Asking – Jerry Edmonton, Goldy McJohn
  3. Shackles and Chains – John Kay
  4. Tenderness – Mars Bonfire
  5. The Night Time’s for You – Mars Bonfire, Morgan Cavett
  6. Jaded Strumpet – Jerry Edmonton
  7. Sparkle Eyes – George Biondo, John Kay
  8. Black Pit – Kent Henry, Goldy McJohn
  9. Ride With Me –Mars  Bonfire
  10. In Hopes of a Garden – George Biondo

 

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Paramount” label released “Lost in the Ozone”, the debut  Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen album. The studio selections were recorded April – July 1971 at “Pacific High Recording Studios” in Ann Arbor, Michigan , “Long Branch Saloon” and “New Monk” in Berkeley, California, and the live selections were recorded in July 1971, at the “Long Branch Saloon” and “New Monk” in Berkeley. The album was produced by Bob Cohen and George Frayne.

Personnel:

  • George Frayne (Commander Cody) – piano, vocals
  • John Tichy– rhythm guitar, lead and harmony vocals
  • Andy Stein– fiddle, saxophone
  • Lance Dickerson – drums
  • “Buffalo” Bruce Barlow – Fender bass, acoustic bass, harmony vocals
  • Bill Kirchen– lead guitar, trombone, lead and harmony vocals
  • Billy C. Farlow – lead vocals, harmonica
  • West Virginia Creeper (Steve Davis) – pedal steel guitar
  • Jack Black- backing vocals, guitar
  • Bob Cohen – engineer
  • Phil Sawyer – mixer
  • Chris Frayne – front cover
  • Dennis Anderson – rear cover photograph

Track listing:

All tracks by George Frayne and Billy C. Farlow; except where noted.

  1. Back to Tennessee
  2. Wine Do Yer Stuff
  3. Seeds and Stems (Again)
  4. Daddy’s Gonna Treat You Right – Billy C. Farlow
  5. Family Bible – Walt Breeland, Paul Buskirk, Claude Gray
  6. Home in My Hand – Ronnie Self
  7. Lost in the Ozone – Billy C. Farlow
  8. Midnight Shift – Jimmie Ainsworth, Earl Bud Lee
  9. Hot Rod Lincoln – S. Stevenson, Charlie Ryan
  10. What’s the Matter Now? (live) – Billy C. Farlow
  11. Twenty Flight Rock – (live) – Eddie Cochran, Ned Fairchild
  12. Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar (live) – Hughie Prince, Don Raye, Eleanore Sheehy

 

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “ABC Dunhill” label released “Monster”, the fourth Steppenwolf album. It was recorded in 1969, at “American Recording Co. Studio”, in California, and was produced by Gabriel Mekler.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– vocals, harmonica, guitar
  • Jerry Edmonton– drums
  • Goldy McJohn– keyboards
  • Nick St. Nicholas– bass
  • Larry Byrom– lead guitar
  • Bill Cooper – engineer
  • Richard Podolor– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Monster/Suicide/America – John Kay, Jerry Edmonton, Nick St. Nicholas, Larry Byrom
  2. Draft Resister – John Kay, Goldy McJohn, Larry Byrom
  3. Power Play – John Kay
  4. Move Over – John Kay, Gabriel Mekler
  5. Fag – Larry Byrom, Jerry Edmonton, Nick Nicholas
  6. What Would You Do (If I Did That to You) – Francen, Porter
  7. From Here to There Eventually – John Kay, Goldy McJohn, Jerry Edmonton

In October 1980.

In October 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “Borderline”, the ninth Ry Cooder studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Ry Cooder.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – guitar, vibes, vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • George “Baboo” Pierre – percussion
  • Tim Drummond– bass
  • Reggie McBride – bass
  • William D. Smith– piano, organ, vocals
  • John Hiatt– guitar, vocals
  • Jesse Harms– synthesizer
  • Bobby King– vocals
  • Willie Greene, Jr. – vocals
  • Leslie Morris – production assistant
  • Lee Herschberg – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. 634-5789 – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  2. Speedo – Esther Navarro
  3. Why Don’t You Try Me – Billy Young
  4. Down in the Boondocks – Joe South
  5. Johnny Porter – Bobby Ray Appleberry
  6. The Way We Make a Broken Heart – John Hiatt
  7. Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile – Billy Emerson
  8. The Girls from Texas – Cliff Chambers, Jimmy Holiday, James Lewis
  9. Borderline – John Hiatt
  10. Never Make Your Move Too Soon – Stix Hooper, Will Jennings

In October 1974.

In October 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Veedon Fleece”, the eighth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, at “Caledonia Studios” California and “Mercury Studios” in New York, and was produced by Van Morrison.The album cover photography was by Tom Collins.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison – vocal, guitar
  • Ralph Walsh, John Tropea- guitar
  • David Hayes, Joe Macho – bass
  • Dahaud Shaar (David Shaw) – drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg- drums Nathan Rubin – violin
  • Terry Adams – viola
  • James Rothermel – flute, recorder
  • Jack Schroer- soprano saxophone
  • James Trumbo, Jef Labes- piano
  • Engineers: Jim Stern, Dahaud Shaar (David Shaw), Jean Shaar, Elvin Campbell
  • Art Direction: Ed Caraeff
  • Arrangements: Van Morrison, Jef Labes (stringand woodwind)
  • Remastering: Ian Cooper, Walter Samuel

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison

  1. Fair Play
  2. Linden Arden Stole the Highlights
  3. Who Was That Masked Man
  4. Streets of Arklow
  5. You Don’t Pull No Punches, But You Don’t Push the River
  6. Bulbs
  7. Cul de Sac
  8. Comfort You
  9. Come Here My Love
  10. Country Fair

On October 15, 2002.

On October 15, 2002, “Elektra” label released “Let It Rain”, the sixth Tracy Chapman album. It was recorded in 2002, at “The Plant Studios” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Tracy Chapman and John Parish.

Personnel:

  • Tracy Chapman – acoustic guitar, bass guitar, clarinet, electric guitar, lead vocals, handclapping, electric banjo
  • Bill Bennet – oboe
  • Matthew Brubeck – cello
  • Jeremy Cohen – violin
  • Linda Ghidossi de Luca – viola
  • Joe Gore – acoustic guitar, piano, electric guitar, keyboard, ukulele, bazouki, gourd, lap steel guitar
  • Steve Hunter– electric guitar
  • Carla Kihlstedt – violin
  • Greg Leisz– dobro, pedal steel, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, mando-guitar, baritone guitar
  • John Parish– acoustic guitar, bass guitar, percussion, background vocals
  • Andy Stoller – bass
  • Larry Taylor– upright bass
  • Jeanie Tracy – background vocals
  • Joey Waronker– percussion, drums, tambourine, handclapping, cajon, shaker
  • Patrick Warren – organ, piano, accordion, keyboard, bells, tack piano
  • Paul DuGre – engineer
  • Paul DuGre – mixing
  • John Cuniberti – mastering
  • Jay Blakesberg – photography
  • Jim Herrington – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracy Chapman.

  1. Let It Rain
  2. Another Sun
  3. You’re the One
  4. In the Dark
  5. Almost
  6. Hard Wired
  7. Say Hallelujah
  8. Broken
  9. Happy
  10. Goodbye
  11. Over in Love
  12. I Am Yours