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In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Asylum” label released “Hasten Down the Wind”, the seventh Linda Ronstadt  studio album. It was recorded May – July 1976, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher. In 1977, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Linda Ronstadt – leadand background vocals, handclaps
  • Andrew Gold- organ, keyboards, ARP String Ensemble, finger cymbals, sleigh bells, handclaps, clavinet, vocals, background vocals, acoustic and electric piano, electric, rhythm and acoustic guitar, clavichord
  • Dan Dugmore- electric and steel guitar
  • Wendy Waldman- electric and acoustic guitar
  • Kenny Edwards- bass guitar, mandolin, background vocals
  • Russ Kunkel, Michael Botts– drums
  • Clarence McDonald- piano, keyboards
  • Herb Pedersen- background vocals
  • Paul Polivnick – viola
  • Bill Thedford – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Ken Yerke – violin, viola
  • Ron Hickland, Gerry Garrett – choir, chorus
  • Sherlie Matthews- background vocals
  • Clydie King- vocals, choir, chorus
  • Wendy Waldman- background vocals
  • Peter Asher- guitar, wood block, shaker, handclaps, vocals, tambourine, percussion
  • David Campbell- conductor, string arrangements, viola
  • Charles Veal – violin, concertmaster
  • Richard Feves – bass guitar, double bass
  • Gerald Garrett, Jim Gilstrap – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Pat Henderson – vocals, choir, chorus, background vocals
  • Ron Hicklin – vocals
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Becky Louis, Karla Bonoff- background vocals
  • Don Henley- drums, lead and harmony vocals
  • John Kosh- cover design
  • Ethan Russell, Jim Shea – photography

Track listing:

  1. Lose Again – Karla Bonoff
  2. The Tattler – Ry Cooder, Russ Titelman, Washington Phillips
  3. If He’s Ever Near – Karla Bonoff
  4. That’ll Be the Day – Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  5. Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty – Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, Gilbert Ronstadt
  6. Hasten Down the Wind – Warren Zevon
  7. Rivers of Babylon – Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton
  8. Give One Heart – John Hall, Johanna Hall
  9. Try Me Again – Linda Ronstadt, Andrew Gold
  10. Crazy – Willie Nelson
  11. Down So Low – Tracy Nelson
  12. Someone to Lay Down Beside Me – Karla Bonoff
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On August 5, 2008.

On August 5, 2008, “Nonesuch” label released “Harps and Angels”, the eleventh  Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, “The Newman Stage”, “Twentieth Century Fox Studios” in Beverly Hills, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker.

Track listing:

  • Randy Newman – pianist, bandleader
  • Greg Cohen- bass
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Pete Thomas- drums
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel and acoustic slide guitar
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboard and organ
  • Violins: Roger Wilkie (concertmaster), Eun-Mee Ahn, Jacqueline Brand, Kevin Connolly, Joel Derouin, Julie Ann Gigante, Natalie Leggett, Helen Nightengale, Alyssa Park, Sara Parkins, Katia Popov, Rafael Rishik, Anatoly Rosinsky, Marc Sazer, Tereza Stanislav, Lisa M. Sutton, Sarah Thornblade, Irina Voloshina
  • Violas: Brian Dembow (first viola), Robert Berg, Thomas Diener, Steven Gordon, Roland Kato, Darrin McCann, Victoria Miskolczy, Michael Nowak, Shanti Randall, David Walther
  • Violoncelli: Dennis Karmazyn (first cello), Antony Cooke, Steve Erdody, Christine Ermacoff, Armen Ksajikian, Andrew Shulman, David Speltz, Cecelia Tsan
  • Bass violins: Michael Valerio (first bass violin), Drew Dembowski, Edward Meares, Susan Ranney
  • Flutes: James Walker, Norda Mullen, Geraldine Rotella, David Shostac
  • Clarinets: Gary Boyver, Stuart Clark, Donald Foster, Marty Krystall
  • Saxophones: Daniel Higgins, Gary Foster, Greg Huckins, Bill Liston, Brian Scanlon
  • Oboes: Thomas Boyd, Leslie Reed
  • Bassoons: Kenneth Munday, Michael O’Donovan, Judith Farmer
  • French horns: James Thatcher, Mark Adams, Richard Todd
  • Trumpets: Warren Luening, Malcolm McNab, Daniel Fornero, Jon Lewis, Timothy Morrison
  • Trombones: William Booth, Bruce Fowler, Alesander Iles, William Reichenbach, George Thatcher
  • Tuba: Doug Tornquist
  • Percussion (including mallets): Alan Estes, Gregory Goodall
  • Harps: Jo Ann Turovsky, Allison Allport
  • Accordion: Frank Marocco
  • Background vocals: Carmen Carter, Tim Davis, Luana Jackman, Steve Jackson, Rick Logan, Susan Stevens Logan, Fletcher Sheridan, Oren Waters, Terry Woods
  • Engineered by David Boucher
  • Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
  • Angry Belgians on “A Piece of the Pie”: Kathie Van Kerckhoven and Jeremy Altervain
  • Happy immigrants on “Laugh and Be Happy”: Los Amigos Locos del Este
  • Orchestral contractor: Sandy DeCrescent
  • Music preparation: Jo Ann Kane Music Services
  • Vocal contractor: Luana Jackman
  • Album photography: Autumn De Wilde
  • Stock photography for booklet by Jupiterimages, Perry Mastrovito, and Photo 24
  • Art direction and design: Barbara De Wilde
  • Production manager for Nonesuch Records: Eli Cane
  • Editorial coordinator for Nonesuch Records: Ronen Givony
  • Executive in charge of production for Nonesuch Records: Karina Beznicki
  • Executive producer: Robert Hurwitz

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman

  1. Harps and Angels
  2. Losing You
  3. Laugh and Be Happy
  4. A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
  5. A Piece of the Pie
  6. Easy Street
  7. Korean Parents
  8. Only a Girl
  9. Potholes
  10. Feels Like Home

In July 1977.

In July 1976, “Avatar” label released “Simple Things”, the ninth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Carole King and Norm Kinney.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – piano, vocals, background vocals
  • Rick Evers – guitar
  • Robert McEntee – guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Rivera – percussion
  • Rob Galloway – bass
  • Mark Hallman- guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Wooten – drums
  • Louise Goffin, Sherry Goffin – background vocals
  • Nolan Smith– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Terry Harrington – baritone saxophone
  • Oscar Brashear– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Ernie Watts– tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon– trombone, horn arrangement
  • Robert Dubow, Charles Veal, Ken Yerke – violin
  • David Campbell– viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Engineered by Norm Kinney and Milt Calice
  • Steve Katz – assistant engineer
  • James Tuttle – sound assistance
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Roy Reynolds – illustrations, photography
  • Rick Evers – label design
  • Terry Kruger – label art
  • Roy Kohara, Roy Reynolds – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Simple Things – Carole King, Rick Evers
  2. Hold On – Carole King, Rick Evers
  3. In the Name of Love
  4. Labyrinth
  5. You’re the One Who Knows
  6. Hard Rock Cafe
  7. Time Alone
  8. God Only Knows
  9. To Know That I Love You – Carole King, Rick Evers
  10. One

 

In May 1978.

In May 1978, “Capitol” label released “Welcome Home”, the tenth Carole King album. It was recorded in January 1978 at “Sound Labs” in Hollywood, and was produced by Carole King and Norm Kinney.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, background vocals, string arrangements
  • Robert McEntee – guitar, background vocals
  • Mark Hallman- guitars, background vocals
  • Rob Galloway – bass, background vocals
  • Michael Wooten – drums
  • Miguel Rivera – congas, percussion
  • Richard Hardy – flute, saxophone, clarinet, vocals
  • George Bohanon- trombone, horn arrangement
  • Dick “Slyde” Hyde- trombone
  • Ernie Watts- saxophone
  • Nolan Andrew Smith, Jr – trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Charles Veal, Jr. – concertmaster, violin
  • Israel Baker- violin
  • Frank Foster – violin
  • William H. Henderson – violin
  • Marcia Van Dyke – violin
  • Dorothy Wade – violin
  • John Wittenberg – violin
  • Kenneth Yerke – violin
  • Rollice Dale – viola
  • Denyse Buffum – viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Ronald Cooper – cello
  • The Trio on “Changes” was played by Charles Veal, Rollice Dale, Dennis Karmazyn
  • Bob Harrington – hammer dulcimer
  • Anne Golia – tamboura
  • Georgia Kelly – harp
  • Rick Evers – cowbell
  • Carole King, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Richard Hardy, Stephanie Spruill, Alexandra Brown, Ann White – choir
  • Engineered by Norm Kinney, Linda Tyler and Steve Katz
  • Roy Reynolds – photography
  • Roy Kohara and Roy Reynolds – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King except where noted.

  1. Main Street Saturday Night
  2. Sunbird – Carole King, Rick Evers
  3. Venusian Diamond – Carole King, Rick Evers, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Robb Galloway, Miguel Rivera, Richard Hardy, Michael Wooten
  4. Changes
  5. Morning Sun
  6. Disco Tech – Carole King, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Robb Galloway, Miguel Rivera, Michael Wooten, Richard Hardy
  7. Wings of Love – Carole King, Rick Evers
  8. Ride the Music
  9. Everybody’s Got the Spirit
  10. Welcome Home