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On August 13, 1971.

On August 13, 1971, Curtis Ousley (born Curtis Montgomery) aka King Curtis died aged 37. He was music director, record producer, and musician (soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet), worked in various music genres, rhythm, and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk, and soul-jazz. He performed and recorded with numerous musicians and bands including Aretha Franklin, Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, ]Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Andy Williams, The Coasters, LaVern Baker, Joe South, John Lennon, the Rimshots, Champion Jack Dupree, Jerry Jemmott, Oliver Jackson, King Pins, Bernard Purdie, The Shirelles, The Noble Band, Cornell Dupree, and  Duane Allman. At the 1970 “Grammy Awards”, Curtis won the “Best R&B Instrumental Performance Grammy” for “Games People Play”. In March 2000, he was posthumously inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

On November 25, 1970.

On November 25, 1970, “Columbia” label released “Christmas and the Beads of Sweat”, the fourth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in May 1970, in New York City, and was produced by Felix Cavaliere and Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, arrangements
  • Barry Beckett– vibraphone
  • Felix Cavaliere– organ, bells
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Eddie Hinton– electric guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Jack Jennings – percussion
  • Stuart Scharf– acoustic guitar
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Alice Coltrane– harp
  • Dino Danelli– drums
  • Cornell Dupree– electric guitar
  • Joe Farrell– woodwinds
  • Ashod Garabedian – oud
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Michael Szittai – cimbalin
  • Arif Mardin– arrangements, conductor
  • Roy Segal, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jerry Lee Smith, Doug Pomeroy -assistant engineer
  • Beth O’Brien – cover portrait

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Brown Earth
  2. When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag
  3. Blackpatch
  4. Been on a Train
  5. Up on the Roof – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  6. Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp
  7. Map to the Treasure
  8. Beads of Sweat
  9. Christmas in My Soul

On August 24, 1970.

On August 24, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Spirit in the Dark”, the seventeenth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded May – October 1969, March 1970, and was produced by Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, piano
  • Dave Crawford– organ
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Jimmy O’Rourke – guitar
  • Charlie Freeman – guitar
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Cornell Dupree– guitar
  • Eddie Hinton– guitar
  • Tommy McClure – bass guitar
  • Harold “Hog” Cowart – bass guitar
  • David Hood– bass guitar
  • Sammy Creason– drums
  • Ron Ziegler – drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Ray Lucas – drums
  • The Sweet Inspirations– background vocals
  • Wylene Ivy – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Almeda Lattimore – background vocals
  • Pat Lewis– background vocals
  • Evelyn Green – background vocals
  • Brenda Bryant – background vocals
  • Jim Dickinson– additional keyboards
  • Michael Utley– additional keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– additional keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Play That Song – Ahmet Ertegün, Betty Nelson
  2. The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday’s Kiss) – Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins
  3. Pullin’ – Carolyn Franklin, Jimmy Radcliffe
  4. You and Me – Aretha Franklin
  5. Honest I Do – Jimmy Reed, Ewart Abner
  6. Spirit in the Dark – Aretha Franklin
  7. When the Battle Is Over- Jessie Hill,  John
  8. One Way Ticket – Jessie Hill,  John
  9. Try Matty’s – Aretha Franklin
  10. That’s All I Want from You – Fritz Rotter
  11. Oh No Not My Baby – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  12. Why I Sing the Blues – B. King, Dave Clark

On January 15, 1970.

On January 15, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “This Girl’s in Love with You”, the sixteenth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded January 8 – 9, and October 3, 1969, and was produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin– vocals, piano
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Barry Beckett– keyboards
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Eddie Hinton– guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Jerry Weaver – guitar
  • Robert Honablue – engineering
  • King Curtis– tenor saxophone, horns

Track listing:

  1. Son of a Preacher Man – John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins
  2. Share Your Love with Me – Al Braggs, Deadric Malone
  3. The Dark End of the Street – Chips Moman, Dan Penn
  4. Let It Be – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. This Girl’s in Love with You – Burt Bacharach,  Hal David
  7. It Ain’t Fair – Ronnie Miller
  8. The Weight – Robbie Robertson
  9. Call Me – Aretha Franklin
  10. Sit Down and Cry – Clyde Otis, Lou Stallman

On May 30, 1980.

On May 30, 1980, Carl Dean Radle died aged 37. He was musician (bass, guitar) and music producer, best known as the bass player with Derek and the Dominoes. Radle has worked with many influential artists including  Gary Lewis & the Playboys, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Dave Mason, Delaney and Bonnie, Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Duane Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson. J. J. Cale, Leon Russell, and Buddy Guy. In 2006, he was posthumously inducted to the “Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame”.

On January 2, 2018.

On January 2, 2018, Roe Erister “Rick” Hall died aged 85. He was musician, music producer, songwriter, music publisher, best known as the owner and proprietor of “FAME Studios” in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He had recorded and promoted names like Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Duane Allman, Etta James, Osmonds, Paul Anka and Tom Jones. In 1985, Hall was inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall of Fame”, received the “John Herbert Orr Pioneer Award”, and In 2014, he won the “Grammy Trustees Award”.

In July 1972.

In July 1972, “Capricorn” label released the debut, self-titled Captain Beyond album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rod Evans, Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt, Lee Dorman and Bobby Caldwell. The album was dedicated to the memory of Duane Allman.

Personnel:

  • Rod Evans– lead vocals
  • Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt– guitars
  • Lee Dorman– bass guitar, backing vocals, piano
  • Bobby Caldwell– drums, all percussion instruments (including bells and vibraphone), backing vocals, piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Bobby Caldwell and Rod Evans.

  1. Dancing Madly Backwards (on a Sea of Air)
  2. Armworth
  3. Myopic Void
  4. Mesmerization Eclipse
  5. Raging River of Fear
  6. Thousand Days of Yesterdays (Intro)
  7. Frozen Over
  8. Thousand Days of Yesterdays (Time Since Come and Gone)
  9. I Can’t Feel Nothin’ (Part 1)
  10. As the Moon Speaks (to the Waves of the Sea)
  11. Astral Lady
  12. As the Moon Speaks (Return)
  13. I Can’t Feel Nothin’ (Part 2)

In March 1972.

In March 1972, “Columbia” label released “D&B Together”, the sixth Delaney & Bonnie and Friends album. It was recorded 1969-1971, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett.

Personnel:

  • Delaney Bramlett- guitar, vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Eric Clapton- guitar, vocals
  • Leon Russell- piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Duane Allman- guitar, vocals
  • Dave Mason- guitar, vocals
  • Carl Radle- bass, vocals
  • John Hartford- banjo, vocals
  • Steve Cropper- guitar, vocals
  • Jim Gordon- drums, vocals
  • Red Rhodes- steel guitar, vocals
  • Jaimoe- drums, vocals
  • Billy Preston- keyboards, piano, vocals
  • Charlie Freeman- guitar, vocals
  • Kenny Gradney- bass, vocals
  • Bobby Whitlock- keyboards, vocals
  • Bobby Keys- saxophone, vocals
  • James Jamerson- bass, vocals
  • Jerry Jumonville- saxophone, vocals
  • King Curtis- saxophone, vocals
  • Larry Knechtel- bass, vocals
  • Darrell Leonard- trumpet, vocals
  • Jim Price- horns, vocals
  • Chuck Rainey- bass, vocals
  • Larry Savoie- trombone, vocals
  • Rita Coolidge- vocals
  • Tina Turner- vocals
  • Venetta Fields- vocals
  • Merry Clayton- vocals
  • Eddie Kendricks- vocals
  • Sam Clayton- vocals
  • Joe Hicks- vocals
  • Patrice Holloway- vocals
  • Tex Johnson- vocals
  • Clydie King- vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews- vocals
  • Gordon De Witty- vocals
  • Jay York- vocals
  • Recording Engineer: Tom Dowd, James Greene
  • Art Direction: Howard Fritzson
  • Photography: David Gahr, Beverly Parker, Sandy Speiser

Track listing:

  1. Only You Know and I Know – Dave Mason
  2. Wade in the River of Jordan – traditional, arr. Delaney Bramlett
  3. Sound of the City – Delaney Bramlett, Joe Hicks
  4. Well, Well – Delaney Bramlett
  5. I Know How It Feels to Be Lonely- Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Ware
  6. Comin’ Home – Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  7. Move ‘Em Out – Steve Cropper, Bettye Crutcher
  8. Big Change Comin – Delaney Bramlett
  9. A Good Thing (I’m on Fire) – Delaney Bramlett, Gordon DeWitty
  10. Groupie (Superstar) – Delaney Bramlett, Leon Russell
  11. I Know Something Good About You – Delaney Bramlett, Joe Hicks
  12. Country Life – Delaney Bramlett, Bobby Whitlock

In March 1971.

In March 1971, “Atco” label released “Motel Shot”, the fourth Delaney & Bonnie and Friends album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett.

Personnel:

  • Delaney Bramlett- guitar, vocals, arranger
  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Duane Allman- slide guitar
  • Ben Benay- guitar
  • Kenny Gradney- bass guitar
  • John Hartford- banjo, fiddle
  • Eddie James – guitar
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Bobby Keys- saxophone
  • Dave Mason- guitar
  • Gram Parsons- guitar, vocals
  • Carl Radle- bass guitar
  • Joe Cocker- backing vocals
  • Leon Russell- piano, vocals
  • Clarence White- guitar, vocals
  • Bobby Whitlock- vocals
  • Jay York – backing vocals
  • Recording engineers: Bruce Botnick, Richard Moore, Lewis Peters
  • Photography: Barry Feinstein
  • Liner notes: Tom Wilkes

Track listing:

  1. Where the Soul Never Dies – traditional
  2. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – P. Carter
  3. Rock of Ages – traditional
  4. Long Road Ahead Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle
  5. Faded Love – Bob Wills, Johnnie Wills
  6. Talkin’ about Jesus – traditional
  7. Come On In My Kitchen – Payne (Robert Johnson)
  8. Don’t Deceive Me (Please Don’t Go) – Chuck Willis
  9. Never Ending Song of Love – Delaney Bramlett
  10. Sing My Way Home – Delaney Bramlett
  11. Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad – traditional, Delaney Bramlett
  12. Lonesome and a Long Way from Home – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell

On September 23, 1970.

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On September 23, 1970, “Atco” label released “Idlewild South”, the second Allman Brothers Band studio album. It was recorded February–July 1970, at “Capricorn Sound Studios” in Macon; “Criteria Studios” in Miami; “Regent Sound Studios” in
New York City, and was produced by Tom Dowd and Joel Dorn.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman– vocals, organ, piano
  • Duane Allman– slide guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Dickey Betts– lead guitar
  • Berry Oakley– bass guitar, vocals, harmony vocals
  • Jai Johanny Johanson– drums, congas, timbales, percussion
  • Butch Trucks– drums, timpani
  • Thom Doucette– harmonica, percussion
  • Tom Dowd– engineer
  • Frank Fenter – supervision
  • Bob Liftin – engineer
  • Chuck Kirkpatrick – engineer
  • Howie Albert – engineer
  • Jim Hawkins – engineer
  • Ron Albert – engineer
  • Jimm Roberts – artwork, photography
  • Suha Gur – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Gregg Allman, except where noted.

  1. Revival – Dickey Betts
  2. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
  3. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Payne
  4. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed – Dickey Betts
  5. Hoochie Coochie Man – Willie Dixon
  6. Please Come Home
  7. Leave My Blues at Home