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On December 13, 1977.

On December 13, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Blue Lights in the Basement”, the sixth Roberta Flack studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Rubina Flake, Joe Ferla and Gene McDaniels.

Personnel:

  • Roberta Flack– vocals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Ronnie Foster– keyboards, background vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– keyboards
  • Leon Pendarvis– keyboards, background vocals, musical arrangements
  • Harry Whitaker – keyboards, musical arrangements
  • Reggie Lucas– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar, musical arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • John Tropea– guitar
  • Michael Kamen– oboe solo, musical arrangements
  • Anthony Jackson– bass guitar
  • Basil Fearrington – bass
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Gary King– bass, musical arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Jimmy Wong – drums
  • Howard King – drums
  • Idris Muhammad– drums
  • Crusher Bennett – percussion
  • David Carey – percussion
  • Jimmy Maelen– percussion
  • James Mtume– percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Yvonne Lewis, Gene McDaniels, Zach Sanders, Brenda White, Deniece Williams– background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Why Don’t You Move in with Me – Gene McDaniels
  2. The Closer I Get to You – Reggie Lucas, James Mtume
  3. Fine, Fine Day – Rachel Perry
  4. This Time I’ll Be Sweeter – Pat Grant, Gwen Guthrie
  5. 25th of Last December – Gene McDaniels
  6. After You – Michael Masser, Ron Miller
  7. I’d Like to Be Baby to You – Morgan Ames
  8. Soul Deep – Wayne Carson
  9. Love is the Healing – Gene McDaniels
  10. Where I’ll Find You – David McHugh
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On December 13, 1971.

On December 13, 1971, “Apple” label released “Straight Up”, the third Badfinger album. It was recorded May – October 1971, at “Abbey Road Studios”, “AIR Studios” and “Command Studios” in London, and was produced by Todd Rundgren and George Harrison.

Personnel:

  • Pete Ham– lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, piano, organ, harmonica
  • Tom Evans– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, twelve string guitar
  • Joey Molland– lead and backing vocals, rhythm and lead guitar
  • Mike Gibbins– drums, percussion
  • George Harrison– slide guitar, guitar
  • Leon Russell– piano, guitar
  • Bobby Diebold – bass guitar
  • Klaus Voormann– electric piano
  • Bill Collins – accordion
  • Gene Mahon – design
  • Richard DiLello– design, photography
  • Peter Mew, Mike Jarratt – engineer
  • Marcia McGovern – pre-production director
  • Roberta Ballard – production manager

Track listing:

  1. Take It All – Pete Ham
  2. Baby Blue – Pete Ham
  3. Money – Tom Evans
  4. Flying – Tom Evans, Joey Molland
  5. I’d Die Babe – Joey Molland
  6. Name of the Game – Pete Ham
  7. Suitcase – Joey Molland
  8. Sweet Tuesday Morning – Jeoy Molland
  9. Day After Day – Pete Ham
  10. Sometimes – Joey Molland
  11. Perfection – Pete Ham
  12. It’s Over – Tom Evans

On December 13, 1977.

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On December 13, 1977, “Asylum” released “Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter”, the ninth Joni Mitchell studio album.  It was recorded in 1977, at the “A&M Studios” in Hollywood; orchestra recorded at “Columbia Studio C” in New York; additional recording at “Basing Street Studio” in London, and was produced by Joni Mitchell.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell– guitar, vocals and backing , piano
  • Alejandro Acuña– congas,cowbell, backing vocals, shakers, ankle bells
  • AirtoMoreira – surdo
  • Don Alias– bongos, congos, clave, backing vocals, snaredrum, sandpaper blocks, shaker
  • Manolo Badrena– congas, coffee cans, lead vocal, congas
  • El Bwyd – the split-tongued spirit
  • Larry Carlton– electric guitar
  • Michel Colombier– piano
  • Glenn Frey– backing vocals
  • Michael Gibbs– orchestral arrangements, conductor
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Bobbye Hall– credited in spirit
  • Chaka Khan– backing vocals
  • Jaco Pastorius– bass; bongos; cowbells
  • Wayne Shorter– soprano saxophone
  • D. Souther– backing vocals

Track listing:

All track by Joni Mitchell, except where noted.

  1. Overture – Cotton Avenue
  2. Talk to Me
  3. Jericho
  4. Paprika Plains
  5. Otis and Marlena
  6. The Tenth World – Joni Mitchell, Don Alias, Manolo Badrena, Alex Acuña, Airto Moreira, Jaco Pastorius
  7. Dreamland
  8. Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter
  9. Off Night Backstreet
  10. The Silky Veils of Ardor

On December 13, 1975.

Patti Smith - Horses

On December 13, 1975, “Arista” label released “Horses”, the debut Patti Smith  studio album.  It was recorded in 1975, at the “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by John Cale.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, bass guitar, vocals
  • Ivan Kral– bass guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards
  • Tom Verlaine– guitar
  • Allen Lanier– guitar, keyboards
  • Richard Aaron – photography
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Chuck Krall – photography
  • Danny Fields– photography
  • Bob Gruen– photography
  • Bob Heimall – design
  • Sherri Whitmarsh – design

Track listing:

  1. Gloria – Part I: “In Excelsis Deo”; Part II: “Gloria –  Patti Smith (Part I), Van Morrison (Part II)
  2. Redondo Beach – Patti Smith, Richard Sohl, Lenny Kaye
  3. Birdland – Patti Smith, Richard Sohi, Lenny Kaye, Ivan Kral
  4. Free Money – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  5. Kimberly – Patti Smith, Allen Lanier, Ivan Kral
  6. Break It Up – Patti Smith, Tom Verrlaine
  7. Land – Part I: “Horses”; Part II: “Land of a Thousand Dances”; Part III: “La Mer(de) – Patti Smith (Parts I and III), Chris Kenner (Part II), Fats Domino (Part II)
  8. Elegie – Patti Smith, Allen Lanier