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In February 1971.

In February 1971, “Euphoria” label released “James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine”,  archival release of 1966 recordings of James Taylor’s band The Flying Machine. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Al Gorgoni, and Chip Taylor.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor— guitar, vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar— guitar, vocals
  • Joel O’Brien — drums
  • Zachary Wiesner — bass
  • Al Gorgoni— harpsichord
  • Wally Sheffey, Eddie Youngblood – engineers

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted

  1. Night Owl
  2. Brighten Your Night With My Day
  3. Kootch’s Song – Danny Kortchmar
  4. Knocking ‘Round the Zoo
  5. Rainy Day Man – James Taylor, Zach Wiesner
  6. Knocking ‘Round the Zoo
  7. Something’s Wrong
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In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Epic” label released “Essence to Essence”, the eleventh Donovan studio album. It was recorded September – October 1973, at “Morgan Studios”, and was produced by Donovan Leitch and Andrew Loog Oldham.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Henry McCullough, Danny Kortchmar, Doug Schlink, Neil Hubbard, Peter Frampton- electric guitar
  • Alan Spenner, Carl Radle, Leland Sklar, Paul Ossola – bass
  • Danny Thompson- double bass
  • Carole King, Craig Doerge, Jean Roussel, Nicky Hopkins- piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – electric piano
  • Bobby Whitlock- organ
  • Bruce Rowland, Denny Seiwell, Jim Gordon, Russell Kunkel- drums
  • Ray Cooper- percussion
  • Tom Scott- woodwind
  • Jack Emblow – accordion
  • Chris Nicholls – bass flute
  • Simon Jeffes- koto
  • The Scratch Band – background vocals
  • Andrew Powell, Del Newman, Nicky Harrison – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
  2. Lazy Daze
  3. Life Goes On
  4. There is an Ocean
  5. Dignity of Man
  6. Yellow Star
  7. Divine Daze of Deathless Delight
  8. Boy for Every Girl
  9. Saint Valentine’s Angel
  10. Life is a Merry-Go-Round
  11. Sailing Homeward

In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Asylum” label released “No Other”, the fourth Gene Clark studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark – guitar, vocals
  • Chris Hillman- mandolin
  • Jesse Ed Davis- guitar
  • Stephen Bruton- guitar
  • Bill Cuomo – organ
  • Craig Doerge- keyboards
  • Howard “Buzz” Feiten- guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar- guitar
  • Russ Kunkel- drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion
  • Ted Machell – cello
  • Jerry McGee – guitar
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Butch Trucks- drums
  • Michael Utley- keyboards
  • Richard Greene, Beryl Marriott – violin
  • Sherlie Matthews, Cindy Bullens, Ronnie Barron, Clydie King, Claudia Lennear, Venetta Fields, Timothy B. Schmit, Carlena Williams – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. Life’s Greatest Fool
  2. Silver Raven
  3. No Other
  4. Strength of Strings
  5. From a Silver Phial
  6. Some Misunderstanding
  7. The True One
  8. Lady of the North – Gene Clark, Doug Dillard

 

On August 10, 1993.

On August 10, 1993, “Columbia” label released “River of Dreams”, the twelve Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at The Boathouse at the “Island Boatyard” in Shelter Island, NY, “Cove City Sound Studios” in Glen Cove, NY and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Billy Joel, Danny Kortchmar, Joe Nicolo and David Thoener. The album cover was a painting by Christie Brinkley (Joel’s then-wife). The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada; Platinum in Germany by “BMVI”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”; and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel: lead vocals, clavinet, Hammond organ, background vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Zachary Alford: – drums
  • Phillip Ballou, Katreese Barnes, Dennis Collins, Will Downing, Frank Floyd, Diane Garisto, Stephanie James, Devora Johnson, Corliss Stafford, Brenda White-King – choir vocals
  • Tommy Byrnes: guitar
  • Richie Cannata: tenor sax
  • Schuyler Deale: bass
  • Lewis Del Gatto: orchestra manager
  • Liberty DeVitto: drums
  • Laurence Etkin: trumpet
  • Wrecia Ford: background vocals
  • Arno Hecht: baritone sax
  • Lonnie Hillyer: bass
  • Jeff Jacobs: synthesizer, additional programming
  • Color Me Badd: backing vocals
  • Jeff Lee Johnson: bass
  • Steve Jordan: drums
  • Curtis Rance King, Jr.: choir conductor and contractor
  • Danny Kortchmar: guitar
  • Andy Kravitz: percussion
  • Osvaldo Melindez: trombone
  • Ira Newborn: orchestration
  • Jim Saporito: percussion
  • Marlon Saunders: choir vocals, background vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms: background vocals
  • M. Stevens: bass
  • Crystal Taliefero: vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Chuck Treece: bass
  • Mike Tyler: guitar
  • Leslie West: guitat
  • David Witworth: background vocals
  • A&R – Don DeVito
  • Art, commerce – Jeff Schock
  • Art direction – Christopher Austopchuk
  • Design – Sara Rotman
  • Engineers – Carl Glanville, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo, Dick Grobelny
  • Engineer – Dan Hetzel
  • Engineer – Brian Vibberts
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Mixed by Niko Bolas, David Thoener, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo
  • Photography – Glen Erler
  • Production coordinator – Bill Zampino
  • Recorded by Bob Thrasher, Bradshaw Leigh, Dave Wilkerson, Jay Healy.
  • Technical Support – Andrew Baker*, Artie Smith, Courtney Spencer, Dave Hofbauer, David Hewitt, Doug Kleeger, Greg Garland, Howie Mendelson, Jon “J.D.” Dworkow*, Larry DeMarco, Laura Delia, Lester Baylinson, Peter Goodrich, Steve Bramberg.

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. No Man’s Land
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. Blonde Over Blue
  4. A Minor Variation
  5. Shades of Grey
  6. All About Soul
  7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  8. The River of Dreams
  9. Two Thousand Years
  10. Famous Last Words

On August 9, 1982.

On August 9, 1982, “Asylum”label released “I Can’t Stand Still”, the debut Don Henley solo studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, and was produced byDon Henley and Greg Ladanyi.

Personnel:

  • Don Henley– drums, keyboards, vocals, background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Ras Baboo – percussion, timbales
  • Derek Bell– harp
  • Kenny Edwards– bass, guitar, electric guitar
  • Steve Foreman – percussion
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Louise Goffin– background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Andrew Gold– keyboards
  • Max Gronenthal– background vocals, gut string guitar
  • George Gruel – background vocals
  • Garth Hudson– synthesizer
  • Maren Jensen– background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– synthesizer, bass, guitar, electric guitar, rhythm guitar, keyboards, background vocals,  Synclavier  baritone guitar
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Paddy Moloney– whistle, Uilleann pipes
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, maracas
  • Steve Porcaro– synthesizer
  • Timothy B. Schmit– bass guitar, background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • D. Souther– acoustic guitar, background vocals, gut string guitar
  • Benmont Tench– keyboards
  • Waddy Wachtel, Joe Walsh– electric guitar
  • Ian Wallace, Mark Williams– drums
  • Bill Withers, Warren Zevon– background vocals, gut string guit
  • Engineer, Mixing: Greg Ladanyi

Track listing:

All tracks by Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar, except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Stand Still
  2. You Better Hang Up – Danny Kortchmar
  3. Long Way Home
  4. Nobody’s Business – Don Henley, Bob Seger, D. Souther
  5. Talking to the Moon – Don Henley, D. Souther
  6. Dirty Laundry
  7. Johnny Can’t Read
  8. Them and Us
  9. La Eile – Paddy Moloney
  10. Lilah
  11. The Unclouded Day – Josiah K. Alwood, J.F. Kinsey

On August 7, 1990.

On August 7, 1990, “Mercury” label released “Blaze of Glory”, the debut Jon Bon Jovi solo studio album. It includes songs from and inspired by the movie Young Guns II. It was recorded April – June 1990, and was produced by Jon Bon Jovi and Danny Kortchmar.

Personnel:

  • Jon Bon Jovi – vocals, backing vocals, guitars, piano, harmonica
  • Kenny Aronoff– drums, percussion
  • Jeff Beck– electric guitar
  • Robbin Crosby– guitar
  • Bob Glaub, Randy Jackson– bass
  • Elton John– piano, backing vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar– guitar
  • Dale Lavi, The Runners – hand claps
  • Myrna Matthews, Camilla Lento – backing vocals
  • Aldo Nova– guitars, keyboards, piano, tambourine
  • Phil Parlapiano – accordion
  • Lou Diamond Phillips– vocals
  • Little Richard– piano, vocals
  • Brian Scheuble, Ron Jacobs – engineer
  • Alan Silvestri– arranger
  • Benmont Tench– organ, piano
  • Julia Waters, Maxine Waters – backing vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel– guitar, slide guitar
  • Brian Scheuble, Rob Jacobs: engineering
  • JD Dworkow: production coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Bon Jovi, except where noted.

  1. Billy Get Your Guns
  2. Miracle
  3. Blaze of Glory
  4. Blood Money
  5. Santa Fe
  6. Justice in the Barrel
  7. Never Say Die
  8. You Really Got Me Now
  9. Bang a Drum
  10. Dyin’ Ain’t Much of a Livin’
  11. Guano City – Alan Silvestri

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Warner Bros” label released “In the Pocket”, the seventh James Taylor studio album. It was recorded 1975 – 1976, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “The Burbank Studios” in Burbank, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet
  • Michael Brecker- saxophone
  • Red Callender- double bass, tuba
  • Malcolm Cecil- Moog synthesizer
  • David Crosby- vocals
  • Nick DeCaro – voiceorgan, hornorgan, string and horn arrangements, accordion, ARP String Ensemblesynthesizer
  • Craig Doerge- keyboards
  • Victor Feldman- percussion, marimba, bass marimba, vibraphone, orchestra bells
  • Art Garfunkel- vocals
  • David Grisman- mandolin, mandocello
  • Bobbye Hall- bongos, shaker, triangle
  • Milt Holland- chimes, wind chimes
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Danny Kortchmar- electric guitar, mandolin
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, percussion
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • David Lindley- dobro
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Clarence McDonald- Hammond organ, piano, Moog synthesizer, Fender Rhodes electric piano, hornorgan
  • Graham Nash- vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- banjo, vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt- vocals
  • Carter Robertson – vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt- vocals
  • Carly Simon- vocals
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Alex Taylor- vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel- electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Kenny Watson – cimbalom
  • Ernie Watts- saxophone
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Stevie Wonder- harmonica, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Shower the People
  2. A Junkie’s Lament
  3. Money Machine
  4. Slow Burning Love
  5. Everybody Has the Blues
  6. Daddy’s All Gone
  7. Woman’s Gotta Have It – Bobby Womack, Darryl Carter, Linda Cooke Womack
  8. Captain Jim’s Drunken Dream
  9. Don’t Be Sad ‘Cause Your Sun Is Down – James Taylor, Stevie Wonder
  10. Nothing Like a Hundred Miles
  11. Family Man
  12. Golden Moments