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Guy Clark: Old No. 1

In November 1975, “RCA” label released “Old No. 1”, the debut Guy Clark album. It was recorded in 1975, at “RCA Studio B” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was reproduced by Neil Wilburn.

Personnel:

  • Guy Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Pat Carter – guitar, background vocals
  • Steve Gibson – guitar
  • Dick Feller – guitar
  • Jim Colvard – guitar
  • Reggie Young – guitar
  • Hal Rugg – dobro, pedal steel
  • Jack Hicks – dobro
  • David Briggs – piano, background vocals
  • Chuck Cochran – piano
  • Shane Keister – piano
  • Johnny Gimble – fiddle
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • Mike Leach – bass
  • Jerry Kroon – drums
  • Larrie Londin – drums
  • Jerry Carrigan – drums
  • Lea Jane Berinati – background vocals, piano
  • Rodney Crowell – background vocals
  • Emmylou Harris – background vocals
  • Gary B. White – background vocals
  • Florence Warner – background vocals
  • Steve Earle – background vocals
  • Sammi Smith – background vocals
  • Ray Butts – engineer
  • Pat Carter – associate producer
  • Susanna Clark – paintings
  • Paul Brookside – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Guy Clark.

  1. Rita Ballou
  2. L.A. Freeway
  3. She Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
  4. A Nickel for the Fiddler
  5. That Old Time Feeling
  6. Texas – 1947
  7. Desperados Waiting for a Train
  8. Like a Coat from the Cold
  9. Instant Coffee Blues
  10. Let Him Roll

Donovan: 7-Tease

In November 1974, “Epic” label released “7-Tease”, the 14th Donovan studio album. It was recorded September – October 1974, and was produced by Norbert Putnam, Donovan Leitch and Mark Radice.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, harmonica
  • Reggie Young – electric guitar
  • Teddy Erwin – electric guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – rhythm guitar
  • David Briggs – keyboards, string arrangement
  • Norbert Putnam – bass guitar
  • Red Callender – bass guitar
  • Kenneth Buttrey – drums, percussion
  • Mike Melvoin – keyboards
  • Earl Palmer – drums, percussion
  • Ben Cauley, Charlie Rose, Harrison Calloway, Harvey Thompson, Ronnie Eades, Bill Puett, George Tidwell, George Bohanon, Johnny Rotella, Tony Terran – horns
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie, Byron Warner, Florence Warner, Ginger Holladay, Lea Jane Berinati, Mary Holladay – background vocals
  • Sheldon Kurland – concertmaster

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Rock and Roll Souljer
  2. Your Broken Heart
  3. Salvation Stomp
  4. The Ordinary Family
  5. Ride-a-Mile
  6. Sadness
  7. Moon Rok
  8. Love of My Life
  9. The Voice of Protest
  10. How Silly
  11. The Greatest Song of the Sky
  12. The Quest

Kris Kristofferson: Jesus Was a Capricorn

In November 1972, “Monument Records” label released “Jesus Was a Capricorn”, the fourth Kris Kristofferson album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” and “Monument Recording Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Fred Foster.

Personnel:

  • Kris Kristofferson – vocals, guitar
  • Rita Coolidge – backing vocals
  • Chip Young, Dennis Linde, Fred Carter Jr., Grady Martin, Jerry Shook, Jimmy Colvard, John Buck Wilkin, Johnny Christopher, Mac Gayden, Stephen Bruton – guitar
  • “Uncle Josh” Graves – slide dobro
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood, David Briggs, John Harris, Mike Utley – piano, electric piano, organ
  • Brenton Banks, Byron Bach, Carl Gorodetzky, David Darling, George Binkley, Lillian Hunt, Sheldon Kurland, Steven Smith – strings
  • Bill Justis – string arrangements
  • Norbert Putnam, Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar
  • Andrew Newmark, Kenny Buttrey – drums
  • Alan Rush, Benny Whitehead, Billy Swan, Larry Gatlin, Randy Cullers, The Bergenaires, The Joint Venture, The Jordanaires – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Kris Kristofferson except where noted.

  1. Jesus Was a Capricorn (Owed to John Prine)
  2. Nobody Wins
  3. It Sure Was (Love)
  4. Enough for You
  5. Help Me – Larry Gatlin
  6. Jesse Younger
  7. Give It Time to Be Tender – Kris Kristofferson, Donnie Fritts
  8. Out of Mind, Out of Sight – Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Bruton
  9. Sugar Man
  10. Why Me

James Gang: Passin’ Thru

In October 1972, “ABC” label released “Passin’ Thru”, the fifth James Gang studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” in Nashville TN, “Sound City Studios” in Van Nuys, CA, and was produced by Roy Kenner, Domenic Troiano, Dale Peters and Jim Fox.

Personnel:

  • Roy Kenner – lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Domenic Troiano – guitars, backing vocals
  • Dale Peters – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Fox – drums, backing vocals, organ
  • Weldon Myrick – pedal steel guitar
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith – piano, organ, harpsichord
  • David Briggs – piano
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Craig Sapphin – all strings, arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Kenner and Domenic Troiano, except where noted.

  1. Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
  2. One Way Street – Domenic Troiano
  3. Had Enough – Roy Kenner
  4. Up to Yourself – Domenic Troiano
  5. Everybody Needs a Hero
  6. Run Run Run
  7. Things I Want to Say to You
  8. Out of Control
  9. Drifting Girl

On May 26, 1978.

On May 26, 1978, “EMI” label released “Sleeper Catcher”, the fourth Little River Band album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Armstrong Studios” in Melbourne, Australia, and was produced by  John Boylan, Glenn Shorrock, David Briggs, Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble, George McArdle and Derek Pellicci. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Glenn Shorrock – lead vocals
  • David Briggs – lead guitar, Roland synthesizer guitars
  • Beeb Birtles – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Graham Goble – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, vocal arrangements
  • George McArdle – bass
  • Derek Pellicci – drums, percussion
  • Vernon Hill – flute
  • Bob Venier – flugelhorn
  • Pan Raines – harp
  • Peter Sullivan – acoustic and electric pianos
  • Peter Jones – electric piano
  • Mal Logan – Hammond organ
  • Rick Formosa – conductor, orchestral arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Fall from Paradise – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble
  2. Lady – Graham Goble
  3. Red-Headed Wild Flower – Beeb Birtles, Ed Nimmervoll
  4. Light of Day – Beeb Birtles
  5. So Many Paths – Glenn Shorrock, Idris Jones
  6. Reminiscing – Graham Goble
  7. Sanity’s Side – Glenn Shorrock, Chris Dawes
  8. Shut Down Turn Off – Glenn Shorrock
  9. One for the Road – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble

On April 23, 1973.

On April 23, 1973, “Columbia” label released “The Tin Man Was a Dreamer”, the second Nicky Hopkins studio album. It was recorded in 1972 – 1973, at “Apple Studios” in London, “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Briggs and Nicky Hopkins.

Personnel:

  • Nicky Hopkins – vocals, piano, organ
  • Chris Rae – acoustic guitar
  • Mike Egan – acoustic guitar
  • Mick Taylor – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Chris Spedding – electric guitar
  • George Harrison – electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Ray Cooper – congas, percussion
  • Prairie Prince – drums
  • Jerry Lynn Williams – vocals
  • Bobby Keys – saxophones
  • Jim Horn – saxophone
  • Jim Price – trumpet
  • Del Newman – string and brass arrangements

Track listing:

Personnel:

All tracks by Nicky Hopkins, except where noted.

  1. Sundown in Mexico
  2. Waiting for the Band
  3. Edward
  4. Dolly – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  5. Speed On – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  6. The Dreamer
  7. Banana Anna – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  8. Lawyer’s Lament – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  9. Shout It Out – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  10. Pig’s Boogie

On April 8, 1977.

On April 8, 1977, “EMI” and “Capitol” labels released “Diamantina Cocktail” the third Little River Band album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by John Boylan, Glenn Shorrock, Graham Goble, Beeb Birtles, David Briggs, George McArdle and Derek Pellicci.

Personnel:

  • Glenn Shorrock – lead vocals, piano
  • Graham Goble – vocals, guitars
  • Beeb Birtles – vocals, guitars
  • David Briggs – guitars
  • George McArdle – bass guitar
  • Derek Pellicci – drums, percussion
  • Roger McLachlan – bass
  • Eddy Denton – cor anglais
  • Peter Sullivan – piano
  • Ian Mason – piano
  • Tony Buchanan – saxophones
  • Graeme Lyall – flute

Track listing:

  1. Help Is on Its Way – Glenn Shorrock
  2. The Drifter – Graham Goble
  3. L.A. in the Sunshine – David Briggs, Glenn Shorrock
  4. The Inner Light – Graham Goble
  5. Witchery – Beeb Birtles
  6. Home on Monday – Beeb Birtles, Glenn Shorrock
  7. Happy Anniversary – Beeb Birtles, David Briggs
  8. Raelene, Raelene – Beeb Birtles
  9. Changed and Different – Graham Goble

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “Monument” label released “The Silver Tongued Devil and I”, the second Kris Kristofferson studio album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by Fred Foster.

Personnel:

  • Kris Kristofferson – vocals, guitar
  • The Lady (Joan Baez) – vocal
  • Jerry Kennedy, Jerry Shook, Chris Gantry– guitar
  • Norbert Putnam, Bobby Dyson, Billy Swan– bass
  • Jerry Carrigan– drums
  • David Briggs, Donnie Fritts– keyboards
  • Norman Blake– dobro
  • Charlie McCoy– harmonica, vibes, trumpet
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Billy Swan, Donnie Fritts, Rita Coolidge– vocals
  • Bergen White – arrangements
  • Gene Eichelberger – engineer
  • Tommy Strong – engineer
  • Mort Thomasson – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kris Kristofferson, except where noted.

  1. The Silver Tongued Devil and I
  2. Jody and the Kid
  3. Billy Dee
  4. Good Christian Soldier – Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare
  5. Breakdown (A Long Way Home)
  6. Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
  7. The Taker – Kris Kristofferson, Shel Siverstein
  8. When I Loved Her
  9. The Pilgrim, Chapter 33
  10. Epitaph (Black and Blue) – Kris Kristofferson, Donnie Fritts

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Vanguard” label released “Quiet Places”, the ninth Buffy Sainte-Marie album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Norbert Putnam and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Personnel:

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Charlie McCoy, Billy Sanford – guitar
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • David Briggs– keyboards
  • Kenny Buttrey– drums
  • Memphis Horns
  • Sid Sharp Strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Buffy Sainte-Marie, except where noted.

  1. Why You Been Gone So Long – Mickey Newbury
  2. No One Told Me
  3. For Free – Joni Mitchell
  4. She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain When She Comes
  5. Clair Vol’s Young Son
  6. Just That Kind of Man
  7. Quiet Places
  8. Have You Seen My Baby? (Hold On) – Randy Newman
  9. There’s No One in the World Like Caleb
  10. Civilization – Boudleaux Bryant
  11. Eventually – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  12. The Jewels of Hanalei

 

On July 6, 1987.

On July 6, 1987, “Geffen” label released “Life”, the 19th Neil Young album overall, and the eleventh with Crazy Horse. It was recorded November 1986, at “Universal Amphitheatre” in Universal City, and “Record One” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Neil Young, David Briggs and Jack Nitzsche.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young– guitar, harmonica, keyboards
  • Crazy Horse

Poncho Sampedro – guitar, keyboards

Ralph Molina – drums

Billy Talbot – bass

  • Bryan Bell – programming, synth-bank
  • Michael Hoenig– programming
  • Niko Bolas– recording, mixing
  • Coke Johnson – recording, mixing
  • Tim Mulligan, Richard Landers, Brian Soucy – engineering
  • Chris Bellman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young.

  1. Mideast Vacation
  2. Long Walk Home
  3. Around the World
  4. Inca Queen
  5. Too Lonely
  6. Prisoners of Rock ‘N’ Roll
  7. Cryin’ Eyes
  8. When Your Lonely Heart Breaks
  9. We Never Danced