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In December 1968.

In December 1968, “MGM” label released “Love Is”, the third Eric Burdon and The Animals album. It was recorded in October 1968, at “TTG” and “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Eric Burdon, Zoot Money, Andy Summers, John Weider and Barry Jenkins.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon— lead vocals, spoken word
  • Zoot Money— bass, backing and co-lead (3, 8a) vocals, organ, piano, spoken word (8a)
  • Andy Summers— guitar, backing vocals
  • John Weider— guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Barry Jenkins— drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Robert Wyatt- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. River Deep, Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  2. I’m an Animal – Sylvester Stewart
  3. I’m Dying (Or Am I?) – Eric Burdon
  4. Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
  5. Colored Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. To Love Somebody – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  7. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  8. Gemini – Steve Hammond / Madman – Zoot Money, Andy Summers
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In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Elektra” label released “The Circle Game”, the sixth Tom Rush album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Arthur Gorson.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rush– guitar, vocals
  • Hugh McCracken, Don Thomas, Eric Gale – electric guitar
  • Jonathan Raskin – acoustic guitar, bass
  • Bruce Langhorne– acoustic guitar
  • Joe Grimm – saxophone
  • Joe Mack, Bob Bushnell– bass
  • Paul Harris– keyboards
  • Buddy Lucas– saxophone
  • Herb Lovelle, Bernard Purdie, Richie Ritz – drums
  • Paul Harris– arrangements
  • Bruce Botnick, Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • Jac Holzman– production supervisor
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Linda Eastman (McCartney) – photography
  • William S. Harvey – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Tin Angel – Joni Mitchell
  2. Something in the Way She Moves – James Taylor
  3. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  4. Sunshine, Sunshine – James Taylor
  5. The Glory of Love – Billy Hill
  6. Shadow Dream Song – Jackson Browne
  7. The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
  8. So Long – Charlie Rich
  9. Rockport Sunday – Tom Rush
  10. No Regrets – Tom Rush

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “King” label released “Gettin’ Down To It”, the 28th James Brown studio album. It was recorded December 1968 – March 1969, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals
  • Marva Whitney – vocal
  • Dee Felice Trio:
  • Lee Tucker – bass
  • Dee Felice – drums
  • Frank Vincent – piano
  • Kenny Poole – guitar
  • Lee Garrett – guitar

Track listing:

  1. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  2. That’s Life – Kelly Gordon, Dean Kay
  3. Strangers in the Night – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  4. Willow Keep Me – Ann Ronell
  5. Cold Sweat – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  6. There Was a Time – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  7. Chicago – Fred Fisher
  8. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons – William Best, Deek Watson
  9. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  10. All the Way – Sammy Cahn
  11. It Had to Be You – Isham Jones, Gus Kahn
  12. Uncle – Frank Vincent