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In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Atlantic” label released “One to One”, the thirteen Carole King album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Studio South” in Austin, Texas and “Kendun Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Mark Hallman and Carole King. The album was accompanied by concert video featuring on-camera comments by Carole King, live performances from “One to One” studio album, and some of her best-known songs from previous LP’s.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, piano
  • Mark Hallman- guitar, harmonica, background vocals
  • Reese Wynans- keyboards
  • Danny Kortchmar- guitar
  • Robert McEntee – guitar
  • Eric Johnson- guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Charles Larkey – bass
  • Steve Meador – drums
  • Christopher Dennis – percussion
  • Richard Hardy – flute, saxophone
  • Louise Goffin- background vocals
  • Engineered by Chet Himes, James Tuttle

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King except where noted.

  1. One to One – Carole King, Cynthia Weil
  2. It’s a War
  3. Lookin’ Out for Number One
  4. Life Without Love – Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin, Warren Pash
  5. Golden Man
  6. Read Between the Lines
  7. (Love Is Like A) Boomerang
  8. Goat Annie
  9. Someone You Never Met Before – Louise Goffin, Carole King
  10. Little Prince

 

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In February 1970.

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In February 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “Sweet Baby James”, the second James Taylor studio album. It was recorded in December 1969, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Sweet Baby James” at number 103 on its list of the “Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2003 the TV network “VH1” named  the album the 77th greatest album of all time. “Sweet Baby James” was certified 3 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor— guitar, vocals
  • Jack Bielan —brass
  • Chris Darrow —fiddle, violin
  • Carole King— piano, vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar— guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums
  • John London— bass
  • Randy Meisner— bass
  • Red Rhodes— steel guitar
  • Bobby West —double bass

Tracks listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Sweet Baby James
  2. Lo and Behold
  3. Sunny Skies
  4. Steamroller
  5. Country Road
  6. Oh, Susanna – Stephen Foster
  7. Fire and Rain
  8. Blossom
  9. Anywhere Like Heaven
  10. Oh Baby, Don’t You Loose Your Lip on Me
  11. Suite for 20 G

 

On November 1, 1972.

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On November 1, 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “One Man Dog”, the fourth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals,  harmonica,  autoharp, bells, cross-cut saw
  • Arthur Baron – bass trombone
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Michael Brecker- flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Dash Crofts- mandolin
  • Craig Doerge- piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion, congas, bongos, tambourine, shaker, bells
  • Abigale Haness – backing vocals
  • Steven Edney – backing vocals
  • John Hartford- banjo, fiddle
  • Carole King- backing vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, timbales
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, congas, tambourine, cabasa
  • John McLaughlin- acoustic guitar
  • Mark Paletier – sound effects, saw
  • Red Rhodes- pedal steel guitar
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Linda Ronstadt- backing vocals
  • Carly Simon- backing vocals
  • Leland Sklar- bass, guitarron mexicano
  • Alex Taylor- backing vocals
  • Hugh Taylor- backing vocals
  • Kate Taylor- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. One Man Parade
  2. Nobody But You
  3. Chili Dog
  4. Fool for You
  5. Instrumental I
  6. New Tune
  7. Back on the Street Again – Danny Kortchmar
  8. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  9. Woh, Don’t You Know – Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, James Taylor
  10. One Morning in May – Traditional
  11. Instrumental II
  12. Someone – John McLaughlin
  13. Hymn
  14. Fanfare
  15. Little David
  16. Mescalito
  17. Dance
  18. Jig

 

On September 15, 1975.

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On September 15, 1975, “ABC Records” label released “Wind on the Water”, the second Crosby & Nash album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Rudy Records” in San Francisco, “Sound Labs” and “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Crosby, Graham Nash and Stephen Barncard.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby— vocals; electric guitar; twelve-string guitar;guitar; piano
  • Graham Nash— vocals; electric guitar; piano, organ; congas
  • Craig Doerge— electric piano, piano, organ
  • Carole King— organ; vocals, piano
  • Stan Szelest— electric piano
  • David Lindley— slide guitar; fiddle
  • Danny Kortchmar— electric guitar
  • Joel Bernstein— guitar; backing vocals
  • James Taylor— guitar, backing vocals
  • Ben Keith— slide guitar
  • Tim Drummond— bass
  • Leland Sklar— bass
  • Russell Kunkel— drums; percussion
  • Levon Helm— drums
  • Jackson Browne— backing vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell— string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp — orchestra leader
  • Stephen Barncard, Don Gooch —engineers
  • Stanley Johnston — assistant engineer
  • Gary Burden— art direction
  • Joel Bernstein — photography
  • Stephen Barncard, Mike Ragonga — reissue producers
  • Erick Labson —remastering engineer

Track listing:

  1. Carry Me – David Crosby
  2. Mama Lion – Graham Nash
  3. Bittersweet – David Crosby
  4. Take the Money and Run – Graham Nash
  5. Naked in the Rain – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  6. Love Work Out – Graham Nash
  7. Low Down Payment – David Crosby
  8. Cowboy of Dreams – Graham Nash
  9. Homeward Through the Haze – David Crosby
  10. Fieldworker – Graham Nash
  11. To the Last Whale…(A. Critical Mass B. Wind on the Water) – David Crosby, Graham Nash

On March 22, 1963.

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On March 22, 1963, “Parlaphone” label released “Please Please Me”, the debut Beatles studio album.It was recorded 11 September, 26 November 1962, 11, 20 February 1963, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin.The album was released as a mono LP, the stereo version was released on April 26, same year. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Please Please Me” at number 39 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” “Rolling Stone” also ranked two songs from the album on its list of “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” – No. 140, “I Saw Her Standing There”, and No. 186, “Please Please Me”.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon– lead vocals, background vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, hand claps
  • Paul McCartney– lead vocals, background vocals, bass guitar, hand claps
  • George Harrison– background vocals, lead vocals on “Chains” and “Do You Want to Know a Secret”, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, hand claps
  • Ringo Starr– drums, tambourine, maracas, hand claps, lead vocals on “Boys”
  • George Martin– producer, mixer, additional arrangements, piano on “Misery”, celesta
  • Norman Smith– audio engineer, mixer
  • Andy White– drums on “Love Me Do”, percussion on “P.S. I Love You”

Track listing:

All tracks by McCartney–Lennon, except where noted.

  1. I Saw Her Standing There
  2. Misery
  3. Anna (Go to Him) – Arthur Alexander
  4. Chains – Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  5. Boys – Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell
  6. Ask Me Why
  7. Please Please Me
  8. Love Me Do
  9. P. S. I Love You
  10. Baby It’s You – Mack David, Barney Williams, Burt Bacharach
  11. Do You Want to Know a Secret?
  12. A Taste of Honey – Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow
  13. There’s a Place
  14. Twist and Shout – Phil Medley, Bert Russell

On March 16, 1971.

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On March 16, 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon”, the third James Taylor studio album. It was recorded in January and February 1971, at “Crystal Sound Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher. In 1972, song “You’ve Got a Friend” received “Grammy Awards” for James Taylor for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” and for Carole King for “Song of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor -acoustic guitar, piano, vocals
  • Peter Asher- tambourine, backing vocals
  • Richard Greene- fiddle
  • Gail Haness – backing vocals
  • John Hartford- banjo
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet
  • Kevin Kelly – piano,accordion
  • Carole King- piano, backing vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, congas
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, congas, tambourine, cabasa, cowbell, small cymbals
  • Andrew Love- tenor saxophone
  • Leland Sklar- bass
  • Steven Edney- backing vocals
  • Joni Mitchell- backing vocals
  • Kate Taylor- backing vocals
  • The Memphis Horns- horns

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Love Has Brought Me Around
  2. You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King
  3. Places in My Past
  4. Riding on a Railroad
  5. Soldiers
  6. Mud Slide Slim
  7. Hey Mister, That’s Me up on the Jukebox
  8. You Can Close Your Eyes
  9. Machine Gun Kelly – Danny Kortchmar
  10. Long Ago and Far Away
  11. Let Me Ride
  12. Highway Song
  13. Isn’t It Nice to Be Home Again

On February 21, 1968.

Child Is

On February 21, 1968, “Columbia” label released “Child Is Father to the Man”, the debut Blood, Sweat & Tears album. “Child Is Father to the Man” was recorded in November and December 1967, and was produced by John Simon.In 2003, the album was ranked number 264 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”.

Personnel:

  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bobby Colomby– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Jim Fielder– bass guitar, fretless bass guitar
  • Dick Halligan– trombone
  • Steve Katz– guitar, lute, vocals
  • Al Kooper– organ, piano, ondioline, vocals
  • Fred Lipsius– piano, alto saxophone
  • Jerry Weiss– trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • Anahid Ajemian– violin
  • Fred Catero – sound effects
  • Harold Coletta – viola
  • Paul Gershman – violin
  • Al Gorgoni– organ, guitar, vocals
  • Manny Green – violin
  • Julie Held – violin
  • Doug James – shaker
  • Harry Katzman – violin
  • Leo Kruczek – violin
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Charles McCracken – cello
  • Melba Moorman– choir, chorus
  • Gene Orloff– violin
  • Valerie Simpson– choir, chorus
  • Alan Schulman – cello
  • John Simon– organ, piano, conductor, cowbell
  • The Manny Vardi Strings
  • Arrangers: Fred Catero, Al Gorgoni, Fred Lipsius, Alan Schulman, John Simon
  • Art direction: Howard Fritzson
  • Photography: Bob Cato, Don Hunstein
  • Packaging: Michael Cimicata

Track Listing:

  1. Overture – Al Kooper
  2. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know – Al Kooper
  3. Morning Glory – Larry Beckett and Tim Buckley
  4. My Days Are Numbered – Al Kooper
  5. Without Her – Harry Nilsson
  6. Just One Smile – Randy Newman
  7. I Can’t Quit Her –  Al Kooper and Irwin Levine
  8. Meagan’s Gypsy Eyes – Steve Katz
  9. Somethin’ Goin’ On – Al Kooper
  10. House in the Country – Al Kooper
  11. The Modern Adventures of Plato, Diogenes and Freud – Al Kooper
  12. So Much Love/Underture – Gerry Goffin and Carole King