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In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Song Cycle”, the debut Van Dyke Parks album. It, was recorded in 1967 at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Van Dyke Parks– main performer, vocals
  • Ron Elliott, Dick Rosmini– guitar
  • Misha Goodatieff – violin
  • Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Nicolai Bolin, Vasil Crlenica, William Nadel, Alan Reuss, Leon Stewart, Thomas Tedesco– balalaika
  • Don Bagley, Gregory Bemko, Chuck Berghofer, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Dennis Budimir, Joseph Ditullio, Jesse Ehrlich, Nathan Gershman, Philip Goldberg, Armand Kaproff, William Kurasch, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Orville Rhodes, Trefoni Rizzi, Lyle Ritz, Joseph Saxon, Ralph Schaffer, Leonard Selic, Frederick Seykora, Darrel Terwilliger, Bob West – strings
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Norman Benno, Arthur Briegleb, Vincent DeRosa, George Fields, William Green, James Horn, Richard Hyde, Jay Migliori, Thomas Morgan, Ted Nash, Richard Perissi, Thomas Scott, Thomas Shepard– woodwind
  • Billie J. Barnum, Gerri Engeman, Karen Gunderson, James and Vanessa Hendricks, Durrie and Gaile Parks, Julia E. Rinker, Paul Jay Robbins, Nik Woods – choir
  • Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman, James Gordon, Earl Palmer– percussion
  • Steve Young– folk (“Vine Street” introduction tape)

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Dyke Parks, except where noted.

  1. Vine Street – Randy Newman
  2. Palm Desert
  3. Widow’s Talk
  4. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  5. The All Golden
  6. Van Dyke Parks (Public Domain)
  7. Public Domain
  8. Donovan’s Colours – Donovan Leitch
  9. The Attic
  10. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  11. By the People
  12. Pot Pourri

 

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In August 1975.

In August 1975, “A&M” label released “Mellow Madness”, the twenty – fifth Quincy Jones album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” and “Westlake Audio” and was produced by Quincy Jones.

Personnel:

  • Quincy Jones- arranger, keyboards, trumpet, vocals, background vocals
  • Toots Thielemans- guitar, harmonica
  • Dave Grusin, Don Grusin, Mike Melvoin, Jerry Peters– keyboards
  • Ian Underwood– synthesizer
  • Louis Johnson, Max Bennett, Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Grady Tate, Harvey Mason– drums
  • Wah Wah Watson, George Johnson, Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Ralph MacDonald- conga, drums, percussion
  • Hubert Laws– flute
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Ernie Krivda, Sahib Shihab– saxophone
  • Bill Lamb, Chuck Findley, Tom Bahler – trumpet
  • Frank Rosolino- trombone, trumpet
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Jerome Richardson– wind
  • Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Jesse Kirkland, Myrna Matthews, Paulette McWilliams, Joseph Greene, Jim Gilstrap, Paulette Williams, Carolyn Willis, Watts Prophets, George Johnson – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Quincy Jones, except where noted.

  1. Is It Love That We’re Missing? – George Johnson, Debbie Smith
  2. Paranoid
  3. Mellow Madness – Tom Bahler, Al Ciner, Quincy Jones, Paulette McWilliams
  4. Beautiful Black Girl – Quincy Jones, Otis Smith
  5. Listen (What It Is)
  6. Just a Little Taste of Me
  7. My Cherie Amour – Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  8. Tryin’ to Find Out About You
  9. Cry Baby
  10. Bluesette – Norman Gimbel, Toots Thielemans

In April 1970.

In April 1970, “Bell Records” label released “Portrait”, the fifth 5th Dimension album.  It was recorded August 1969-March 1970, at Wally Heider Studios in Hollywood, and was produced by Bones Howe. The album  cover features an impressionistic portrait by the artist LeRoy Neiman.

Personnel:

  • Billy Davis, Jr.- lead vocals, background vocals
  • Florence LaRue- lead vocals, background vocals
  • Marilyn McCoo- lead vocals, background vocals
  • Lamonte McLemore- background vocals
  • Ron Townson- lead vocals, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony- electric guitar
  • Mike Deasy- electric guitar
  • Dennis Budimir – rhythm guitar
  • Tommy Tedesco- rhythm guitar
  • Fred Tackett- finger pickin’ guitar
  • Joe Osborn- bass
  • Hal Blaine- drums, percussion
  • Larry Bunker- congas, mallets, percussion, drums
  • Gary Coleman – mallets, percussion
  • Larry Knechtel- piano, organ, tack piano
  • Jimmy Rowles– piano
  • Gary Illingworth – electric piano
  • Bob Alcivar– arranger
  • Engineer: Bones Howe
  • Mastering: Elliot Federman
  • Digital transfers: Mike Hartry
  • Production coordination: Jeremy Holiday
  • Production assistant: Bones Howe, Ann McClelland, Tom Tierney, Russ Wapensky
  • Product manager: Mandana Eidgah
  • Project coordinator: Arlessa Barnes, Glenn Delgado, Christina DeSimone, Karyn Friedland, Felicia Gearhart, Laura Gregory, Robin Manning, Brooke Nochomson, Ed Osborne, Larry Parra, Dana Renert, Bill Stafford, Steve Strauss
  • Archivist: Joanne Feltman, Glenn Korman
  • Research: Joel Whitburn
  • Assistants: Larry Cox, Johnny Golden, Rik Pekkonen
  • Arranger: Bob Alcivar, Bill Hollman, Bones Howe
  • Art direction: Beverly Weinstein
  • Design: Mathieu Bitton
  • Liner notes: Mike Ragogna

Track listing:

  1. Puppet Man – Howard Greenfield, Neil Sedaka
  2. One Less Bell to Answer – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Feelin’ Alright – Dave Mason
  4. This Is Your Life – Jimmy Webb
  5. A Love Like Ours – Bob Alcivar, Lamonte McLemore
  6. Save the Country – Laura Nyro
  7. Medley
  • The Declaration – Julianne Johnson, René DeKnight
  • A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
  • People Gotta Be Free – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  1. Dimension 5ive – Bob Alcivar

On the Beach (In the Summertime) – McNeil

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “RCA Victor” label released “Duit on Mon Dei”, the eleventh Harry Nilsson album. It was recorded 1974-1975, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Harry Nilson.

Personnel:

  • Jesse Ed Davis– guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar– guitar
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Ringo Starr– drums
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Robert Greenidge – drums
  • Klaus Voormann– bass
  • Van Dyke Parks– piano
  • Jane Getz – piano
  • Perry Botkin, Jr.– arranger, orchestra
  • Fredric Nyrow – arranger
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone
  • Gene Cipriano – saxophone
  • Charles Dinwiddie – saxophone
  • Martin M. Drystall – saxophone
  • Jerry Jumonville – saxophone
  • Trevor Lawrence – saxophone
  • John Rotella – saxophone
  • Clifford Shank – saxophone
  • Tommy Shepard – trombon
  • Tony Terran– trumpet
  • Malcolm McNabb – trumpet
  • Joey Deaguero – marimba
  • John Bergamo – marimba
  • Doug Dillard – banjo
  • John– banjo
  • Gene Estes– percussion, Tympani
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Emmett Kennedy – percussion
  • Pat Murphy – percussion, conga
  • Denzil Lauchton – harp
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Gordon Howard Marrow – violin
  • Fredric Myrow – organ
  • Harry Nilsson – vocals
  • Gloria Jones– vocals
  • Zodiac Singers – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Nilsson, except where noted

  1. Jesus Christ You’re Tall
  2. It’s a Jungle Out There
  3. Down by the Sea
  4. Kojak Columbo
  5. Easier for Me
  6. Turn Out the Light
  7. Salmon Falls – Harry Nilsson, Klaus VoormannPuget Sound
  8. What’s Your Sign” (featuring Gloria Jonesand the Zodiac Singers
  9. Home
  10. Good for God

 

 

On September 10, 1974.

good-old-boys

On September 10, 1974, “Reprise” label released “Good Old Boys”, the fifth Randy Newman album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Warner Bros. Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 393 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman- arranger, conductor, acoustic and electric pianos, synthesizer, vocals
  • Ry Cooder- bottleneck guitar
  • John Platania- electric guitar
  • Ron Elliott- acoustic guitar
  • Dennis Budimir- acoustic guitar
  • Al Perkins- pedal steel guitar
  • Russ Titelman- bass
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Red Callender- bass
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Andy Newmark- drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter- percussion
  • Milt Holland- drums, percussion
  • Glenn Frey- background vocals
  • Don Henley- background vocals
  • Bernie Leadon- background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman except where noted.

  1. Rednecks
  2. Birmingham
  3. Marie
  4. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)
  5. Guilty
  6. Louisiana 1927
  7. Every Man a King – Huey Long, Castro Carazo
  8. Kingfish
  9. Naked Man
  10. Wedding in Cherokee County
  11. Back on My Feet Again
  12. Rollin’

 

On August 7, 1967.

Lumpy Gravy

On August 7, 1967, “Capitol” label released “Lumpy Gravy”, the debut Frank Zappa solo album. It was recorded in February 1967, and was produced by Nick Venet. “Lumpy Gravy” is an album of orchestral, electric and concrete sound, performed by a group of session players Zappa dubbed the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra. Zappa wrote the music and conducted the orchestra but did not perform on the album.

Personnel:

  • Arnold Belnick – strings
  • Harold Bemko – strings
  • Chuck Berghofer – bass
  • Jimmy Carl Black– chorus
  • Jimmy Bond– bass
  • Monica Boscia – chorus
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Frank Capp – drums
  • Donald Christlieb – woodwind
  • Gene Cipriano – woodwind
  • Vincent DeRosa– french horn
  • Joseph DiFiore – strings
  • Jesse Ehrlich – strings
  • Alan Estes – percussion, drums
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Louis “Louie the Turkey” Cuneo – chorus
  • Roy Estrada– bass, chorus
  • Larry Fanoga (Euclid James “Motorhead” Sherwood) – vocals, chorus
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, drums
  • Bunk Gardner – woodwind
  • James Getzoff – strings
  • Philip Goldberg – strings
  • John Guerin – drums
  • Bruce Hampton – chorus
  • Jimmy “Senyah” Haynes – guitar
  • Harry Hyams – strings
  • Jules Jacob – woodwind
  • Pete Jolly – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Harold Kelling – vocals
  • Ray Kelly – strings
  • Jerome Kessler – strings
  • Alexander Koltun – strings
  • Bernard Kundell – strings
  • William Kurasch – strings
  • Michael Lang – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Arthur Maebe – French horn
  • Leonard Malarsky – strings
  • Shelly Manne – drums
  • Lincoln Mayorga – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Ted Nash – woodwind
  • Richard Parissi – French horn
  • Glenn Phillips – vocals
  • Jerome Reisler – strings
  • Emil Richards – percussion
  • Tony Rizzi – guitar
  • John Rotella – percussion, woodwind
  • Joseph Saxon – strings
  • Ralph Schaeffer – strings
  • Leonard Selic – strings
  • Kenny Shroyer – trombone
  • Paul Smith – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Tommy Tedesco – guitar
  • Al Viola – guitar
  • Bob West – bass
  • Tibor Zelig – strings
  • Jimmy Zito – trumpet
  • Frank Zappa – composer, conductor
  • Cal Schenkel – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa.

  1. Sink Trap
  2. Gum Joy
  3. Up and Down
  4. Local Butcher
  5. Gypsy Airs
  6. Hunchy Punchy
  7. Foamy Soaky
  8. Let’s Eat Out
  9. Teenage Grand Finale

On January 1, 1974.

Court and spark

On January 1, 1974, “Asylum” label released “Court and Spark”, the sixth Joni Mitchell studio album.  It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Joni Mitchell. The album was big commercial success; it received a Double Platinum certification in the US by the “RIAA” and was voted the best album of the year for 1974 in “The Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.” In 2003, the album was ranked at number 113 in “Rolling Stone” magazine list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell– vocals, including background; acoustic guitar; piano; clavinet
  • John Guerin– drums and percussion
  • Wilton Felder– bass
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • Milt Holland– chimes
  • Tom Scott– woodwinds and reeds
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Joe Sample– electric piano, clavinet
  • David Crosby– background vocals
  • Graham Nash– background vocals
  • Susan Webb – background vocals
  • Larry Carlton– electric guitar
  • Wayne Perkins– electric guitar
  • Dennis Budimir – electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson– electric guitar
  • José Feliciano– electric guitar
  • Cheech Marin– background voice
  • Tommy Chong– background voice

Track listing:

All track by Joni Mitchell, except where noted.

  1. Court and Spark
  2. Help me
  3. Free Man in Paris
  4. People’s Parties
  5. Same Situation
  6. Car on a Hill
  7. Down to You
  8. Just Like This Train
  9. Raise on Robbery
  10. Trouble Child
  11. Twisted – Annie Rose and Wardell Gray