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In October 1968.

In October 1969, “Deram” label released “The Battle of North West Six”, the second Keef Hartley Band album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Neil Slaven.

Personnel:

  • Keef Hartley– drums, percussion
  • Miller Anderson– vocals, guitars
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet, flugelhorn, violin, brass arrangements
  • Jim Jewell, Chris Mercer– tenor saxophone
  • Gary Thain– bass guitar
  • “Spit James” (Ian Cruickshank) – guitar
  • Mick Weaver– organ, piano, percussion
  • Mike Davis – trumpet
  • Harry Beckett– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lyn Dobson– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Barbara Thompson– baritone saxophone, flute
  • Ray Warleigh– flute
  • Mick Taylor– guitar
  • Derek Varnals – recording engineer
  • Adrian Martins, John Punter– assistant engineer
  • Art Wood– artwork
  • Richard Sacks – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Dansette Kid / Hartley Jam for Bread – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  2. Don’t Give Up – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  3. Me and My Woman – Gene Barge
  4. Hickory – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  5. Don’t Be Afraid – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Peter Dines, Gary Thain
  6. Not Foolish, Not Wise – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  7. Waiting Around – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  8. Tadpole – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  9. Poor Mabel (You’re Just Like Me) – Fiona Hewitson, Spit James, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain
  10. Believe In You – Fiona Hewitson, Keef Hartley, Gary Thain

In September 1976.

In September 1976, “E.G.” label released “Let’s Stick Together”, the third Bryan Ferry album. It was recorded 1973 – 1976, at “AIR” and “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas and Bryan Ferry.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards, harmonica
  • Chris Spedding- guitar
  • Paul Thompson- drums
  • John Wetton- bass
  • Chris Mercer- tenor saxophone
  • Mel Collins- soprano saxophone
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Eddie Jobson- violin, synthesizer
  • Morris Pert- percussion
  • John Gustafson- bass
  • Rick Wills- bass
  • John Porter- bass
  • Phil Manzanera- guitar
  • David O’List- guitar
  • Neil Hubbard- guitar
  • Ann O’Dell – string arrangement
  • Jackie Sullivan, Helen Chappelle, Paddie McHugh, Doreen Chanter, Vicki Brown, Martha Walker – chorus
  • John Punter, Steve Nye– engineers
  • Jon Walls, Nigel Walker – assistant engineers
  • Richard Wallis – photography

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Stick Together – Wilbert Harrison
  2. Casanova – Brian Ferry
  3. Sea Breezed – Brian Ferry
  4. Shame, Shame, Shame – Jimmy Reed
  5. 2HB – Brian Ferry
  6. The Price of Love – Don Everly, Phil Everly
  7. Chance Meeting – Brian Ferry
  8. It’s Only Love – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. You Go to My Head – Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
  10. Re-Make/Re-Model – Brian Ferry
  11. Heart on My Sleeve – Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Deram” label released “Unlucky Boy”, the sixth Chicken Shack studio album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Neil Slaven.

Personnel:

  • Stan Webb– guitar, vocals
  • Bob Daisley– bass guitar
  • Tony Ashton– piano
  • Paul Hancox – drums, percussion
  • Chris Mercer – saxophones
  • Terry Noonan – string arrangements
  • John Burns- engineer, remixing
  • Anton Matthews – engineer
  • Terry Noonan – string arrangements
  • Neil Slaven – liner notes
  • David Wedgbury – photography

Track listing:

  1. You Know You Could Be Right – Stan Webb
  2. Revelation – Stan Webb
  3. Prudence’s Party – Stan Webb
  4. Too Late to Cry – Lonnie Johnson
  5. Stan the Man – Stan Webb
  6. Unlucky Boy – Big Mama Thornton, William Dupree
  7. As Time Goes Passing By – Stan Webb
  8. Jammin’ with Ash – Stan Webb
  9. He Knows the Rules – Jimmy McCracklin

In July 1978.

In July 1978, “EMI” label released “Hobo with a Grin”, the debut Steve Harley album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Steve Harley and Michael James Jackson.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jo Partridge – electric and acoustic guitar, electric lead solo
  • Fred Tackett- acoustic guitar
  • Marc Bolan- guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan, Ian Bairnson- acoustic guitar, electric guitars
  • Tom Moncrieff- electric guitar solo
  • Greg Porée – electric guitar, classical guitar
  • Bill Payne- acoustic piano, organ
  • Duncan Mackay- electric piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, keyboards, piano, Hammond organ
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone
  • Bob Glaub, Alan Jones, George Ford, Reggie McBride – bass
  • Herbie Flowers- acoustic bass
  • Rick Shlosser, Ricky Fataar, Stuart Elliott, Paul Humphrey- drums
  • Simon Morton, Chris Caron, Luís Jardim- percussion
  • Lindsey Elliott, King Errisson – congas
  • Michael McDonald, Bill Champlin, Rosemary Butler, Bobby Kimball, Tom Kelley, Yvonne Keeley, John Townsend, Roy Kenner, Gloria Jones, Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Horowitz – string arrangement, horn arrangement
  • Michael J. Jackson – additional production, mixing, percussion, intro piano
  • James Isaacson – remix engineer, additional recording , engineer, tambourine, drums
  • John Haeny, Tony Clark, Peter James, Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Paul Black, Haydn Bendall- assistant engineer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Jim Shea – photography
  • Kosh – design

Track listing:

  1. Roll the Dice – Steve Harley, Jo Partridge
  2. Amerika the Brave – Steve Harley
  3. Living in a Rhapsody – Jim Cregan, Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  4. I Wish It Would Rain – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  5. Riding the Waves (For Virginia Woolf) – Steve Harley
  6. Someone’s Coming – Jo Partridge
  7. Hot Youth – Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  8. (I Don’t Believe) God is an Anarchist – Steve Harley
  9. Faith, Hope and Charity – Steve Harley

On July 5, 1974.

On July 5, 1974, “island” label released “Another Time, Another Place”, the second Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Island Studios”, “Ramport Studios” and “AIR studios” in London, and was produced by  Bryan Ferry and John Punter.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – lead vocal, harmonica, organ, cover concept
  • Henry Lowther– trumpet
  • Chris Mercer – tenor saxophone
  • David O’List– guitar
  • Ruan O’Lochlainn – alto saxophone
  • John Porter– guitar
  • Chris Pyne– trombone
  • John Wetton– bass guitar, fiddle
  • Tony Carr, Tony Charles, Bruce Rowland– drums
  • Paul Cosh, Martin Drover– trumpet
  • Jeff Daly, Bob Efford, Ronnie Ross– saxophone
  • Malcolm Griffiths – trombone
  • Jimmy Hastings– flute
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • John Punter– bass guitar
  • Peter Robinson – keyboards
  • Bruce Rowland– drums
  • Mark Warner – guitar
  • Chorus: Vicki Brown, Helen Chappelle, Barry St. John, Liza Strike
  • Strings arranged by Ann Odell
  • Brass arranged by Martyn Ford
  • Engineer: John Punter
  • Assistant engineers: Rhett Davies, Mark Dodson, Gary Edwards, Sean Milligan
  • Photography: Eric Boman
  • Design: Nicholas de Ville
  • Artwork: Bob Bowkett
  • Fashion: Antony Price

Track listing:

  1. The ‘In’ Crowd – Billy Page
  2. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach
  3. Walk a Mile in My Shoes – Joe South
  4. Funny How Time Slips Away – Willie Nelson
  5. You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell
  6. (What a) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, Lou Adler
  7. It Ain’t Me Babe – Bob Dylan
  8. Fingerpoppin’ – Ike Turner
  9. Help Me Make It Through the Nigh – Ike Turner
  10. Another Time, Another Place – Brian Ferry

On October 1, 1969.

juicy_lucy

On October 1, 1969, “Vertigo” label released the debut, self-titled Juicy Lucy album. It was recorded in September 1969, at I.B.C. Studios” in London, and was produced by Gerry Bron and Nigel Thomas.

Personnel:

  • Ray Owen – lead vocals
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone, organ, piano
  • Neil Hubbard- electric and acoustic guitars
  • Glenn Ross Campbell- steel guitar, backing vocals, mandolin, marimba
  • Keith Ellis- bass, backing vocals
  • Pete Dobson – drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Mississippi Woman” (Juicy Lucy, Ray Owen
  2. Who Do You Love? – Bo Diddley
  3. She’s Mine – Keith Ellis, Thomas
  4. She’s Yours – Keith Ellis, Thomas
  5. Just One Time – Neil Hubbard, Glenn Ross Campbell
  6. Chicago North-Western – Neil Hubbard, Glenn Ross Campbell
  7. Train – Buddy Miles, Rich
  8. Nadine – Chuck Berry
  9. Are You Satisfied? – Pete Dobson, Chris Mercer, Thomas

 

On August 31, 1971.

Sun Moon Herbs

 

 On August 31, 1971, “Atco” label released “The Sun Moon & Herbs”, the fourth Dr. John album. It was recorded July – October 1970, at “Trident Studios” in London, “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Mac Rebennack and Charles Greene.

Personnel:

  • Dr. John – vocals, piano, organ, guitar, vibes, percussion
  • Eric Clapton- guitar
  • Ronnie Barron- keyboards
  • Graham Bond- alto saxophone
  • Jesse Boyce – bass
  • Carl Radle- bass
  • Walter Davis Jr. – piano
  • Jim Gordon- percussion, conga
  • John Boudreaux – drums
  • Vic Brox- pocket trumpet, organ
  • Tommy Ferrone – rhythm guitar
  • Steve York- bass
  • Ray Draper- tuba, percussion, background vocals
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet, horn
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone
  • Jerry Jumonville – saxophone
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone
  • Ed Logan – tenor saxophone
  • Andrew Love- tenor saxophone
  • Bobby Keys- tenor saxophone
  • Jim Price- trumpet
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • Kenneth Terroade – flute
  • Calvin “Fuzzy” Samuels – percussion
  • Freeman Brown – percussion
  • Fred Staehle – trap drums
  • Mick Jagger, Doris Troy, Shirley Goodman, Tami Lynn,  P. Arnold, Bobby Whitlock- background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Mac Rebennack except where noted.

  1. Black John the Conqueror
  2. Where Ya at Mule
  3. Craney Crow
  4. Familiar Reality (Opening) – Mac Rebennack, Jesse Hill
  5. Pots on Fiyo (Filé Gumbo) / Who I Got to Fall On (If the Pot Get Heavy)
  6. Zu Zu Mamou
  7. Familiar Reality (Reprise)

 

 

On June 21, 1968.

Bare_Wires

On June 21, 1968, “Decca” label released “Bare Wires”, the eight John Mayall’s Bluesbrakers album. It was recorded in April 1968, at “Decca Studios”  in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon and John Mayall. “Bare Wires” was the last John Mayall studio album to feature the name “Bluesbreakers”.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall– vocals,  harmonica,  piano,  harpsichord,  organ, harmonium, guitar
  • Mick Taylor– lead guitar, Hawaiian guitar
  • Chris Mercer –tenor, baritone saxophone
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith– tenor, soprano saxophone
  • Jon Hiseman– drums, percussion
  • Henry Lowther– cornet, violin
  • Tony Reeves– string bass, bass guitar
  • Peter Green– guitar
  • Keef Hartley– drums
  • Derek Varnals – engineer
  • Pete Smith, Jan Persson –photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall, except where noted.

  1. Bare Wires Suite (Medley)
  • Bare Wires
  • Where Did I Belong
  • I Started Walking
  • Open Up A New Door
  • Fire
  • I Know Now
  • Look In The Mirror
  1. I’m a Stranger
  2. No Reply – John Mayall, Mick Taylor
  3. Hartley Quits – Mick Taylor
  4. Killing Time
  5. She’s Too Young
  6. Sandy

 

 

On March 11, 1977.

Dandy_in_the_Underworld

On March 11, 1977, “EMI” label released “Dandy in the Underworld”, the twelfth and the final T. Rex studio album. It was recorded in August 1976, at “MRI Studios” in Los Angeles, “United Decibel Studios”, “AIR Studios” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Marc Bolan.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, maracas, tambourine
  • Steve Harley, Alfalpha, Nick Laird-Clowes, Andy Harley, Sam Harley, Gloria Jones, Colin Jacas  – backing vocals
  • Dino Dines– keyboards
  • Tony Newman– drums
  • Herbie Flowers, Scott Edwards – bass guitar
  • Paul Humphrey– drums
  • Miller Anderson– guitar
  • Steve Currie– bass guitar
  • Davy Lutton – drums
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone
  • Bud Beadle – saxophone, flute
  • B. Long– violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Dandy in the Underworld
  2. Crimson Moon
  3. Universe
  4. I’m a Fool for You Girl
  5. I Love to Boogie
  6. Visions of Domino
  7. Jason B. Sad
  8. Groove a Little
  9. The Soul of My Suit
  10. Hang Ups
  11. Pain and Love
  12. Teen Riot Structure

On February 1, 1978.

in your mind

On February 1, 1978, “E.G.” label released “In Your Mind”, the fourth Bryan Ferry solo studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Steve Nye and Brian Ferry.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– vocals, keyboards
  • Chris Spedding– guitar
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Neil Hubbard– guitar
  • Paul Thompson– drums
  • John Wetton– bass
  • John Porter– bass
  • David Skinner– piano
  • Ann Odell – stringarrangements
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Mel Collins– saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Morris Pert– percussion
  • Preston Heyman– drums
  • Jacquie O’Sullivan, Helen Chappelle, Dyan Birch, Paddie McHugh, Doreen Chanter– background vocals
  • Nick de Ville – design
  • Bob Bowkett (C.C.S.) – artwork
  • Monty Coles – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry except where noted.

  1. This is Tomorrow
  2. All Night Operator
  3. One Kiss
  4. Love Me Madly Again
  5. Tokyo Joe
  6. Party Doll
  7. Rock of Ages – Bryan Ferry, Chris Thomas
  8. In Your Mind