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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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On July 9, 1969.

Tim_Buckley_-_Happy_Sad

On July 9, 1969, “Elektra” label released “Happy Sad”, the third Tim Buckley album. It was recorded in December 1968, at “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Zal Yanovsky, Jerry Yester.

Personnel:

  • Tim Buckley– guitars, vocals
  • Lee Underwood– guitar, keyboards
  • John Miller– acoustic bass
  • Carter Collins– congas, conductor
  • David Friedman– percussion, marimba, vibraphone
  • Jac Holzman- production supervisor
  • Bruce Botnick- engineer
  • Ed Caraeff- photography
  • William S. Harvey – art direction
  • Robert L. Heimall – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Buckley.

  1. Strange Feelin’
  2. Buzzin’ Fly
  3. Love from Room 109 at the Islander (On Pacific Coast Highway)
  4. Dream Letter
  5. Gypsy Woman
  6. Sing a Song for You

 

On November 24, 1969.

Tim Buckley - Blue Afternoon

On November 24, 1969, “Straight Records” label released “Blue Afternoon”, Tim Buckley’s fourth studio album.  It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Tim Buckley.

Personnel:

  • Tim Buckley– 12 string guitar, vocals
  • Lee Underwood– guitar, piano
  • David Friedman– vibes
  • John Miller – acoustic and electric Bass
  • Jimmy Madison – drums
  • Carter C.C. Collins- congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Buckley.

  1. Happy Time
  2. Chase the Blues Away
  3. I Must Have Been Blind
  4. The River
  5. So Lonely
  6. Café
  7. Blue Melody
  8. The Train

 

On October 13, 1978.

Billy_Joel_52nd_Street

On October 13, 1978, “Family Productions” label released “52nd Street”, the sixth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded July – August 1978, at the  “A&R Recording, Inc”., 799 7th Avenue at 52nd Street, New York City. The album won 1979 “Grammy for Album of the Year”. In 2003, “52nd Street” was ranked by the magazine “Rolling Stone” number 352 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– acoustic piano, Yamaha CP-70 electric grand piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, vocals
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass, backing vocals
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums
  • Richie Cannata– saxophones, organ, clarinet
  • Steve Khan– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Freddie Hubbard– flugelhorn and trumpet
  • Mike Mainieri– vibes and marimba
  • David Spinozza– acoustic guitar
  • Donnie Dacus& Peter Cetera – background vocals
  • David Friedman – orchestral chimesand percussion
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar
  • Frank Floyd, Babi Floyd, Zack Sanders, Milt Grayson, & Ray Simpson – background vocals
  • George Marge – sopranino recorder
  • Hugh McCracken– nylon string guitar
  • Robert Freedman – horn and string orchestration
  • Dave Grusin– horn orchestration
  • David Nadien – concertmaster

Track listing:

All compositions by Billy Joel, except where noted.

  1. Big Shot
  2. Honesty
  3. My Life
  4. Zanzibar
  5. Stiletto
  6. Rosalinda’s Eyes
  7. Half a Mile Away
  8. Until the Night
  9. 52nd Street