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In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Columbia” label released “Smile”, the sixth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in 1975, at “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Charlie Calello.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, guitar, wood block
  • John Tropea, Hugh McCracken, Joe Beck, Jeff Mironov, Jerry Friedman, Greg Bennett – guitar
  • Will Lee, Richard Davis, Bob Babbitt- bass
  • Chris Parker, Allan Schwartzberg, Rick Marotta- drums
  • Jimmy Maelen- tambourine, wood block
  • Nydia Mata, Carter C.C. Collins – congas
  • Rubens Bassini- shaker
  • David Friedman – vibraphone
  • Joe Farrell, Michael Brecker, George Young – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • Paul Messing – triangle
  • Nisako Yoshida, Reiko Kamota – koto
  • Don Puluse, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jay Messina, Lou Waxman, Stan Tonkel – assistant engineer
  • Ed Lee – artwork
  • Patty Newport – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Sexy Mama – Al Goodman, Sylvia Robinson, Harry Ray
  2. Children of the Junks
  3. Money
  4. I Am the Blues
  5. Stormy Love
  6. The Cat Song
  7. Midnite Blue
  8. Smile
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In March 1978.

In March 1978, “Island” label released “Double Fun” the fourth Robert Palmer album. It was recorded 1977-1978,  at “The Hit Factory”, “Media Sound Recordings” in New York and “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, and was produced by Robert Palmer and Tom Moulton.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Bob Babbitt– bass
  • Paul Barrere– guitar, backing vocals
  • Keith Errol Benson – drums
  • Harry Bluestone – concertmaster
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Pierre Brock – bass
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Gene Davis – string arrangements
  • John Davis – string arrangements
  • Louis John Davis – keyboards
  • Robert Greenidge– percussion
  • Freddie Harris – guitar
  • Richie Hayward– drums
  • Neil Hubbard– guitar
  • Ron Kersey– keyboards
  • James Mahoney – guitar
  • Donovan McKitty – guitar
  • Chris Parker– drums
  • Bill Payne– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Edward Putmon – keyboards
  • Don Renaldo – concertmaster
  • Steve Robbins – keyboards
  • Brenda Russell– backing vocals
  • Brian Russell – backing vocals
  • Allan Schwartzberg– percussion, drums
  • James Allen Smith – keyboards
  • J. Tindall– guitar
  • Jimmy Williams – bass
  • Executive Producer – Chris Blackwell
  • Engineers – Phill Brown, Arthur Stoppe, Tom Moulton
  • Mastered by Jose Rodriguez
  • Art Direction – Tina Bossidy and Robert Palmer
  • Phorography – Hiro (51)

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Every Kinda People- Andy Fraser
  2. Best of Both Worlds
  3. Come Over
  4. Where Can It Go?
  5. Night People – Allen Toussaint
  6. Love Can Run Faster
  7. You Overwhelm Me
  8. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  9. You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming

In February 1974.

todd

In February 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Todd”, the fifth Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Secret Sound Studio” and “Wollman Rink”, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren– guitars, vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, bass, drums, drum machine, percussion, other instruments
  • Mark “Moogy” Klingman– keyboards, organ, piano, electric piano
  • Ralph Schuckett– bass, clavinet, organ
  • John Siegler – bass,cello
  • Bill Gelber –bass
  • John Miller – bass
  • Kevin Ellman –drums, percussion
  • Wells Kelly – drums
  • Chris Parker – drums
  • Peter Ponzol –soprano sax
  • Michael Brecker– horn, saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– horn, saxophone, trumpet
  • Barry Rogers –trombone
  • “Legs” Larry Smith- tap-dancing
  • Steve Hammonds – project coordinator
  • Paul Lester – sleeve notes
  • Alen MacWeeney – cover photo, photography
  • Andrew Pearce – mastering
  • Sarah Southin – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.

  1. How About a Little Fanfare?
  2. I Think You Know
  3. The Spark of Life
  4. An Elpee’s Worth of Toons
  5. A Dream Goes On Forever
  6. Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song – S. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan
  7. Drunken Blue Rooster
  8. The Last Ride
  9. Everybody’s Going to Heaven / King Kong Reggae
  10. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
  11. Useless Begging
  12. Sidewalk Cafe
  13. Izzat Love?
  14. Heavy Metal Kids
  15. In and Out the Chakras We Go (Formerly: Shaft Goes to Outer Space)
  16. Don’t You Ever Learn?
  17. Sons of 1984

On June 14, 1975.

Initiation

On June 14,1975. “Bearsville” label released “Initiation” the sixth Todd Rundgren, solo studio album. It was recorded in 1975 at “Secret Sound Studio”, “Media Sound Studio” and
”Bearsville Sound Studio”, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren: vocals, Guitars, sitar, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, ARP string ensemble, string arrangements
  • Roger Powell: keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer programmingnose flute, trumpet
  • Mark Klingman: keyboards, synthesizers
  • John Siegler,Dan Hartman, John Miller: bass
  • Ralph Schuckett:clavinet
  • Kevin Ellman, John “Willie” Wilcox, Barry Lazarowitz, Roy Markowitz,Rick Marotta, Chris Parker, Bernard Purdie: drums
  • Bob Rose: rhythm guitars
  • Rick Derringer: bass, guitars
  • Edgar Winter,David Sanborn: saxophone
  • Barbara Burton, Lee Pastora: percussion
  • Arranged Todd Rundgren
  • Recorded & Engineered By Jack Malken

Track lsiting:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren.

  1. Real Man
  2. Born to Synthesize
  3. The Death of Rock and Roll
  4. Eastern Intrigue
  5. Initiation
  6. Fair Warning
  7. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
    • Intro -Prana
    • The Fire of Mind – or: Solar Fire
    • The Fire of Spirit – or: Electric Fire
    • The Internal Fire – or: Fire by Friction
      1. Mûlâdhâra: The Dance of Kundalini
      2. Svâdhishthâna: Bam, Bham, Mam, Yam, Ram, Lam, Thank You, Mahm
      3. Manipûra: Seat of Fire
      4. Anâhata: The Halls of Air
      5. Vishudda: Sounds Beyond Ears
      6. Ajnâ: Sights Beyond Eyes
      7. Brahmarandhra: Nirvana Shakri
    • “Outro – Prana”