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Big Brother and the Holding Company: Be a Brother

In October 1970, “Columbia” label released “Be a Brother”, the third Big Brother and the Holding Company album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Nick Gravenites.


  • Nick Gravenites – lead and backing vocals
  • Sam Andrew – guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • David Schallock – guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Albin – guitar
  • James Gurley – bass, guitar
  • David Getz – drums, piano
  • Kathi McDonald – vocals
  • Richard Greene – violin
  • Mike Finnigan – keyboard
  • Tower of Power – horn section
  • Ira Kamin
  • Mark Naftalin
  • David Brown, Jerry Hochman, Sy Mitchell – engineer
  • John Van Hamersveld – design concept
  • Bob Seidemann – design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Keep On – Sam Andrew , Peter Albin, David Getz, James Gurley, David Schallock
  2. Joseph’s Coat – Nick Gravenites, John Cipollina
  3. Home on the Strange – Peter Albin, Sam Andrew
  4. Someday – Sam Andrew
  5. Heartache People – Nick Gravenites
  6. Sunshine Baby – Sam Andrew, Peter Albin, David Getz, James Gurley, David Shallock
  7. Mr. Natural – Sam Andrew
  8. Funkie Jim – Sam Andrew, Peter Albin, David Getz, James Gurley, David Shallock, Nick Gravenites
  9. I’ll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle – Nick Gravenites
  10. Be a Brother – Nick Gravenites

Gordon Lightfoot: Summer Side of Life

In May 1971, “Reprise” label released “Summer Side of Life”, the seventh Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded December 1970 – April 1971, at “Woodland Sound Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Joseph Wissert.


  • Gordon Lightfoot – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Red Shea – guitar
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Rick Haynes – bass guitar
  • Roy M. “Junior” Huskey – acoustic bass
  • James Rolleston – bass guitar
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass guitar
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey – drums
  • Buddy Harman – drums
  • Jim Isbell – drums
  • David Brown – percussion
  • Farrel Morris – percussion
  • Vassar Clements – violin
  • The Jordanaires (Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews, Hoyt Hawkins, Ray Walker) – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. 10 Degrees and Getting Colder
  2. Miguel
  3. Go My Way
  4. Summer Side of Life
  5. Cotton Jenny
  6. Talking in Your Sleep
  7. Nous Vivons Ensemble
  8. Same Old Loverman
  9. Redwood Hill
  10. Love and Maple Syrup
  11. Cabaret

Marrying Maiden: It’s a Beautiful Day

In June 1970, “Columbia” label released “Marrying Maiden”, the second It’s a Beautiful Day studio album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Pacific High Recording Studios” and “Wally Heider Recording” in San Francisco, and was produced by Brent Dangerfield, David LaFlamme, Hal Wagenet, Fred Webb, Mitchell Holman, Val Fuentes and Pattie Santos.


  • David LaFlamme – lead vocals, violin, guitar, flute
  • Hal Wagenet – guitar
  • Fred Webb – vocals, keyboards, French horn
  • Mitchell Holman – bass, jew’s harp, backing vocals
  • Val Fuentes – drums, backing vocals
  • Pattie Santos – vocals, percussion
  • Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar, banjo
  • Richard Olsen – clarinet
  • David Brown, John Fiore – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Don And Dewey – David LaFlamme
  2. The Dolphins – Fred Neil
  3. Essence Of Now – Mitchell Holman
  4. Hoedown – David LaFlamme
  5. Soapstone Mountain – David LaFlamme
  6. Waiting For The Song – Hal Wagenet
  7. Let A Woman Flow – David LaFlamme, Pattie Santos
  8. It Comes Right Down To You – Fred Webb, Robert Lewis
  9. Good Lovin’ – Fred Webb, Mitchell Holman
  10. Galileo – Hal Wagenet
  11. Do You Remember The Sun? – Fred Webb, Robert Lewis

On July 29, 1986.

On July 29, 1986, “Family Productions” and “Columbia” labels released “The Bridge”, the tenth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, at “The Power Station”, “Chelsea Sound”, “RCA Studios”, in New York City and “Evergreen Studios”, in Burbank, California, and was produced by Phil Ramone. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.


  • Billy Joel– lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Ray Charles– acoustic piano, lead vocals
  • David Brown – guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Russell Javors– guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums, percussion
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Mark Rivera– tenor and alto saxophone
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Jeff Bova– synthesizer, orchestration
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond B3 organ
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • John McCurry– guitar
  • Neil Stubenhaus– bass guitar
  • Ron Carter– acoustic bass
  • Neil Jason– bass guitar
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Jimmy Bralower – percussion
  • Eddie Daniels– alto saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Marvin Stamm– trumpet
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Don Brooks– harmonica
  • Patrick Williams– arrangements
  • Philippe Saisse– orchestration
  • Peter Hewlett – backing vocals
  • Cyndi Lauper– harmony vocals
  • Joseph D’Ambrosio – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer – engineer
  • Steve Boyer, David Dickson, Bradshaw Leigh, Fred Tenny – engineer assistant
  • Ricki Begin, Peter Bergren, Mark Betts, Steve Buller, Cary Butler, Gary Ciuzio, Ed Evans, Bruce Howell, Joe Lopes, Frank Rodriguez, Billy Rothschild, Joe Salvatto, Audrey Tanaka, Phil Vachon – technical support
  • Ted Jensen– mixing
  • Mark Larson – design
  • Brad Holland – cover painting
  • Patrick Demarchelier – photography
  • Larry Busacca, Phil Ramone, Charles Reilly – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except where noted.

  1. Running on Ice
  2. This Is the Time
  3. A Matter of Trust
  4. Modern Woman
  5. Baby Grand
  6. Big Man on Mulberry Street
  7. Temptation
  8. Code of Silence – Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper
  9. Getting Closer

Graham Parker: Another Grey Area

On March 15, 1982, “RCA” label released “Another Grey Area”, the sixth Graham Parker album, his first solo album without his regular band, The Rumour. It was recorded in 1981, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Jack Douglas and Graham Parker.


  • Graham Parker – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Nicky Hopkins– acoustic piano
  • George Small – keyboards, ondioline
  • Hugh McCracken– electric guitars, harmonica
  • David Brown – electric guitars
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass
  • Michael Braun – drums
  • Kurt McGettric – flute, baritone saxophone
  • Jim Clouse – saxophones
  • Paul Prestopino – banjo
  • Jack Douglas– percussion
  • Krystal Davis, Karen Lawrence, Eric Troyer, Fred Hostetler – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker.

  1. Temporary Beauty
  2. Another Grey Area
  3. No More Excuses
  4. Dark Side of the Bright Lights
  5. Can’t Waste a Minute
  6. Big Fat Zero
  7. You Hit the Spot
  8. It’s All Worth Nothing Alone
  9. Crying for Attention
  10. Thankless Task
  11. Fear Not

Ian Brown: Ripples

On February 1, 2019, “Polydor” label released “Ripples”, the seventh Ian Brown studio album. It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Ian Brown.


  • Ian Brown – vocals, guitars, tambourine, bongos, cabassa, congas,  cymbals, drums, glockenspiel, guiro, maracas, rainstick, shaker, stick, triangle, artwork, design, cover photo
  • Casey Brown – guitars, tambourine, bass, bongos, drums, glockenspiel, keyboards, piano, electric piano, Tibetan bowls, triangle, sleeve photo
  • Frankie Brown – guitars, percussion
  • David Brown – piano, sleeve photo
  • Darren Heelis – engineer
  • Steve Fitzmaurice – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Brown, excepted where noted.

  1. First World Problems
  2. Black Roses – Barrington Levy
  3. Breathe and Breath Easy (The Everness of Now)
  4. The Dream and the Dreamer
  5. From Chaos to Harmony
  6. It’s Raining Diamonds
  7. Ripples
  8. Blue Sky Day
  9. Soul Satisfaction
  10. Break Down the Walls (Warm-Up Jams) – Michael Campbell

In November 1978.

In November 1978, “EMI” label released “Sanctuary”, the eighth J. Geils Band studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Longview Farms” in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Seth Justman and Joseph Wissert.


  • Peter Wolf– vocals
  • John Geils– guitar
  • Magic Dick– harmonica
  • Seth Justman– vocals, keyboards
  • Danny Klein– bass
  • Stephen Bladd – vocals, drums
  • Paula Bisacca – layout design
  • David Brown, David Hewitt, Jon Mathias, Kooster McAllister, Frank Pavlich, David Thoener – engineer
  • Jesse Henderson, Jon Mathias – assistant engineer
  • David Thoener – mixing
  • Joe Brescio, Elliot Federman – mastering
  • Mike Ragogna – project director
  • David Richman – production coordionator
  • Seth Justman – arranger
  • Alen MacWeeney, Rob Van Petten – photography
  • John Tobler – linear notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Seth Justman and Peter Wolf, except where noted.

  1. I Could Hurt You
  2. One Last Kiss
  3. Take it Back
  4. Sanctuary
  5. Teresa
  6. Wild Man
  7. I Can’t Believe You
  8. I Don’t Hang Around Much Anymore
  9. Just Can’t Stop Me

Santana: Borboletta

In October 1974, “CBS” label released “Borboletta”, the sixth Santana studio album.  It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve and Tom Coster.


  • Carlos Santana– vocals, guitar, percussion, congas, gong
  • Leon Patillo– vocals, piano, electric piano, organ
  • Flora Purim– vocals
  • Jules Broussard – soprano and tenor saxophones
  • Tom Coster– piano, Hammond organ, electric piano, organ, Moog synthesizer
  • Stanley Clarke– bass guitar
  • David Brown– bass guitar
  • Michael Shrieve– drums
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler– drums
  • Airto Moreira– drums, percussion, sound effects, triangle, vocals
  • Armando Peraza– percussion, congas, bongos, soprano saxophone
  • José Areas– timbales, congas
  • Michael Carpenter – echoplex

Track listing:

  1. Spring Manifestations – Airto Moreira, Flora Purim
  2. Canto de los Flores – Tom Coster, Santana Band
  3. Life is Anew – Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve
  4. Give and Take – Carlos Santana, Tom Coster, Michael Shrieve
  5. One With the Sun – Earlyrin Martini, Jerry Martini
  6. Aspirations – Tom Coster, Carlos Santana
  7. Practice What You Preach – Carlos Santana
  8. Mirage – Leon Patillo
  9. Here and Now – Armando Peraza, Carlos Santana
  10. Flor de Canela – Carlos Santana, Doug Rauch
  11. Promise of a Fisherman – Dorival Caymmi
  12. Borboletta – Airto Moreira

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Capricorn” label released “Laid Back”, the debut Gregg Allman solo studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and “Capricorn Sound Studios” in Macon, Georgia, and was produced by Johnny Sandlin and Gregg Allman.


  • Gregg Allman – vocals, organ, acoustic guitar
  • Tommy Talton – acoustic, electric and slide guitars, dobro, tambourine
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Jim Nalls – guitar
  • Scott Boyer – acoustic, electric and steel guitars, electric piano
  • Chuck Leavell– acoustic and electric pianos, vibes
  • Paul Hornsby– organ, keyboards, clavinet
  • Charlie Hayward– bass
  • David Brown – bass
  • Johnny Sandlin – bass
  • Bill Stewart – drums
  • Jai Johanny Johanson– percussion, conga
  • Butch Trucks– percussion, cabasa
  • David “Fathead” Newman– saxophone
  • Max Cahn, Tony Posk – violin
  • Ed Freeman – strings and horn arrangements, conductor
  • Carl Hall, Linda November, Hilda Harris, Cissy Houston, Emily Houston, June McGruder, Helene Miles, Eileen Gilbert, Maretha Stewart, Albertine Robinson – backing vocals
  • Johnny Sandlin – arranger, engineer
  • Ovie Sparks, Buddy Thornton, Jim Reeves – engineer
  • George Marino – engineer, mastering
  • Abdul Mati Klarwein – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Gregg Allman; except where noted.

  1. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Kim Payne
  2. Queen of Hearts
  3. Please Call Home
  4. Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing – Oliver Sain
  5. These Days – Jackson Browne
  6. Multi-Colored Lady
  7. All My Friends – Scott Boyer
  8. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – traditional; arranged by Gregg Allman and Johnny Sandlin

In September 1972.

In September 1972, “Columbia” label released “My Time”, the fifth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, Alabama, and “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Rot Halee and Boz Scaggs.


  • Boz Scaggs – vocals, electric guitar
  • Eddie Hinton– acoustic guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– electric guitar
  • Pete Carr – electric guitar
  • Barry Beckett– piano
  • Clayton Ivey – organ, keyboards
  • Joachim Young – keyboards
  • David Hood– bass guitar
  • David Brown– bass guitar
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • George Rains – drums
  • Charles Chalmers– saxophone, backing vocals
  • Muscle Shoals Horns, Bob Ferreira, Tom Harrell, Mel Martin, Jim Rothermel, Jack Scherer, Jules Broussard – horns
  • Sandra Chalmers – backing vocals
  • Donna Rhodes – backing vocals
  • Dorothy Morrison – backing vocals
  • Linda Tillery– backing vocals
  • Anne Garner – graphics
  • Ethan A. Russell – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. Dinah Flo
  2. Slowly in the West – David Brown
  3. Full-Lock Power Slide
  4. Old Time Lovin’ – Al Green
  5. Might Have to Cry
  6. Hello My Lover – Allen Toussaint
  7. Freedom for the Stallion – Allen Toussaint
  8. He’s a Fool for You
  9. We’re Gonna Roll
  10. My Time