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In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Nemperor” and “Atlantic” labels released the self-titled, second Stanley Clarke studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Stanley Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Clarke – vocals, bass guitar, double bass, guitar, piano
  • Jan Hammer– keyboards
  • Bill Connors– guitar
  • Tony Williams– drums
  • Airto Moreira– percussion
  • David Taylor – trombone, brasses
  • Jon Faddis, James Buffington, Lew Soloff, Garnett Brown, Peter Gordon – brasses
  • David Nadien, Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Carol Buck, Beverly Lauridsen, Harry Cykman, Harold Kohon, Paul Gershman, Harry Lookofsky, Emanuel Green – string section
  • Michael Gibbs– string and brass arrangement
  • Ken Scott– engineer
  • Brian Gardner– mastering engineer
  • Dave Whitman – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Stanley Clarke; except where noted.

  1. Vulcan Princess
  2. Yesterday Princess – Stanley Clarke, Carolyn Clarke
  3. Lopsy Lu
  4. Power
  5. Spanish Phases for Strings & Bass – Michael Gibbs
  6. Life Suite
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Part III
  • Part IV
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In December 1974.

In December 1974, “ABC” label released “Rufusized”, the third Rufus studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bob Monaco.

Personnel:

  • Chaka Khan– lead vocals, background vocals
  • Tony Maiden – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Kevin Murphy– organ, clavinet, background vocals, acoustic piano, ARP synthesizer
  • Bobby Watson – bass, background vocals
  • André Fischer – drums, percussion
  • Clare Fischer, Kevin Murphy – string and horn arrangements
  • Gerald Vinci – concertmaster
  • Gary Olazabal, Austin Godsey, Mike Braunstein – engineers

Track listing:

  1. Once You Get Started – Gavin Christopher
  2. Somebody’s Watching You – Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan, Bobby Watson
  3. Pack’d My Bags – Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan
  4. Your Smile – Lalomie Washburn
  5. Rufusized (Instrumental) – Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Bobby Watson, Kevin Murphy, André Fischer
  6. I’m a Woman (I’m a Backbone) – Lalomie Washburn
  7. Right is Right – Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, Chaka Khan
  8. Half Moon – John Hall
  9. Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me of a Friend) – Brenda Gordon, Brian Russell
  10. Stop on By – Bobby Womack, Pete Thomas

 

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Atlantic” label released “New and Improved”, the fifth Spinners album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Thom Bell.

Personnel:

  • Billy Henderson, Bobby Smith, Philippé Wynne, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson– vocals
  • Dionne Warwick– vocals
  • Linda Creed, Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette Benton – backing vocals
  • Tony Bell, Bobby Eli, Don Murray – guitars
  • Thom Bell– keyboards
  • Walter Pfeil – harp
  • Bob Babbitt– bass guitar
  • Don Renaldo – strings
  • Andrew Smith – drums
  • Larry Washington – congas, bongos
  • Jack Faith – alto saxophone, flute
  • Rocco Bene, Bobby Hartzell – trumpet
  • Joe DeAngelis, Milt Phibbs, Danny Davis – French horn
  • Freddie Joiner, Bobby Moore, Richie Genevese, Ed Cascarella – trombone

Track listing:

  1. Sitting on Top of the World – Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons
  2. Smile, We Have Each Other – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes, Joseph B. Jefferson
  3. Then Came You – Sherman Marshall, Phillip Pugh
  4. There’s No One Like You – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes
  5. Living a Little, Laughing a Little – Thom Bell, Linda Creed
  6. Sadie – Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons
  7. Lazy Susan – Linda Creed, Thom Bell
  8. I’ve Got to Make It on My Own – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Capitol” label released “Sun Secrets”, the first Eric Burdon Band album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon – vocals
  • Aalon Butler – guitar
  • Randy Rice – bass
  • Alvin Taylor- drums
  • Ed Barton – engineer
  • Norman Seeff- photography

Track listing:

  1. It’s My Life – Roger Atkins, Carl D’Errico
  2. Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
  3. Medley: When I Was Young / War Child – Eric Burdon, Aalon Butler
  4. The Real Me – Eric Burdon, Aalon Butler
  5. Medley:Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood / Nina’s School – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus, Gloria Caldwell, Eric Burdon, Aalon Butler
  6. Letter from the County Farm – Eric Burdon, Rosco Gordon
  7. Sun Secrets – Aalon Butler

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Transatlantic” label released “Red Queen to Gryphon Three”, the third Gryphon studio album. It was recorded in August 1974, at “Chipping Norton Studios”, and was produced by Dave Grinsted, Graeme Taylor, Richard Harvey, Philip Nestor and David Oberlé.

Personnel:

  • Graeme Taylor– guitars, arranger
  • Richard Harvey– keyboards, recorders, krumhorn, arranger
  • Philip Nestor – bass guitar, arranger
  • David Oberlé– drums, percussion, tympani, arranger

Track listing:

  1. Opening Move – Richard Harvey, Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland, David Oberlé
  2. Second Spasm – Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland
  3. Lament – Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland, Philip Nestor
  4. Checkmate – Richard Harvey, Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland, David Oberlé

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Pablo” label released “Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie”, an album by Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie. It was recorded in November 1974, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Oscar Peterson – piano
  • Dizzy Gillespie– trumpet

Track listing:

  1. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  2. Mozambique – Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson
  3. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert
  4. Close Your Eyes – Bernice Petkere
  5. Blues for Bird – Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson
  6. Dizzy Atmosphere – Dizzy Gillespie
  7. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  8. Con Alma – Dizzy Gillespie

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Atco” label released “The Magic of the Blue”, the second Blue Magic album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Norman Harris and Bobby Eli.

Personnel:

  • Blue Magic – Vernon Sawyer, Richard Pratt, Keith Beaton, Wendell Sawyer, Ted Mills
  • Bobby Eli, Roland Chambers, Norman Harris, Tony Bell – guitar
  • Ted Mills, Ron Kersey, Cotton Kent – pianos
  • Rusty Jackmon, Ron Baker, Bob Babbitt– bass
  • Earl Young, Charles Collins, John Nero – drums
  • Larry Washington – congas
  • Vince Montana– vibraphone
  • Life – harmonica solo
  • Don Renaldo and his Strings and Horns – strings and horns accompaniment
  • Ted Mills – sound effects
  • Norman Harris, Bobby Eli– arrangement
  • Alan Rubens, Steven Bernstein, Bruce Gable – executive producers
  • Carl Paruolo, Joe Tarsia, Kenny Present, Don Murray, Jay Mark – recording engineers
  • Ron Kersey, Vince Montana, Jack Faith – arrangement
  • Carl Helm, Phil Hurtt, Bunny Sigler, Barbara Ingram, Evette Benton, Carla Benson, Ted Mills, Wendall Sawyer, Darryl Grant – vocal arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Three Ring Circus – Bobby Eli, Vinnie Barrett
  2. Stringin’ Me Along – Norman Harris, Pat Cooper, Ronnie Tyson
  3. You Don’t Have to Tell Me Goodbye – Norman Harris, Vinnie Barrett, James Hendricks
  4. Never Get Over You – Norman Harris, Allan Felder
  5. Talking to Myself – Bobby Eli, Vinnie Barrett
  6. Let Me Be the One – Norman Harris, Allan Felder, Chuck Brooks
  7. Maybe Just Maybe (We Can Fall in Love Again) – Morris Bailey, Jr., Edward Green
  8. Love Has Found Its Way to Me – Bobby Eli, Allan Waldman
  9. When Ya Coming Home – Ted Mills, Allan Felder
  10. Looking for a Friend – Ted Mills