Tag Archives: ed Freeman

In December 1977.

In December 1977, “Arista” label released “Prime Time” the sixth Don McLean album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by John Peters.

Personnel:

  • Don McLean – vocals, guitar, banjo
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Rob Stoner – bass, background vocals
  • Dom Cortese – accordion
  • Kenny Asher – organ, piano, clavinet, arranger
  • Rubens Bassini – percussion
  • Christine Faith – background vocals
  • John Farrell – guitar
  • Ed Freeman – piano
  • Angela Howell – background vocals
  • Gene Orloff – concertmaster
  • Pat Rebillot – keyboards
  • Howie Wyeth – drums, marimba, keyboards, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Don McLean, except where noted.

  1. Prime Time
  2. The Statue
  3. Jump
  4. Red Wing
  5. The Wrong Thing to Do
  6. The Pattern Is Broken
  7. When Love Begins
  8. Color TV Blues
  9. Building My Body
  10. Down the Road/Sally Ann
  11. When a Good Thing Goes Bad
  12. South of the Border – Michael Carr, Jimmy Kennedy
  13. If You Can Dream

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Columbia” label released “Bird on a Wire”, the sixth Tim Hardin album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Ed Freeman and Bob Devere.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Joe Zawinul– keyboards
  • Warren Bernhardt– keyboards
  • Sam T. Brown – guitar
  • Bill Chelf – keyboards
  • Ed Freeman – guitar, string and horn arrangements
  • Monte Dunn – guitar
  • Steve Haas – drums, percussion
  • Paul Hornsby– keyboards
  • Bill Keith– pedal steel guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • Glen Moore– bass
  • Richard Bock – cello
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Ralph MacDonald– drums, percussion
  • Natoga – drums, percussion
  • Alphonse Mouzon– drums, percussion
  • Mike Mainieri– vibraphone, background vocals
  • Canby Singers – background vocals
  • Robert Popwell– bass
  • Rob Rothstein– bass
  • Joe Rudd – guitar
  • Bill Stewart – drums, percussion
  • Gilles Malkine – guitar
  • Ralph Towner– guitar
  • Miroslav Vitouš– bass
  • Collin Walcott– vibraphone, background vocals
  • Jim Greene, Lacy O’Neal, Doug Pomeroy – engineer
  • Lous Schlossberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hardin, except where noted.

  1. Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen
  2. Moonshiner – traditional
  3. Southern Butterfly
  4. A Satisfied Mind – Joe Hayes, Jack Rhodes
  5. Soft Summer Breeze
  6. Hoboin’ – John Lee Hooker, Joe Josea
  7. Georgia on My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  8. Andre Johray
  9. If I Knew
  10. Love Hymn

 

On February 9, 1971.

On February 9, 1971, “Elektra” label released the self-titled, debut Carly Simon album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Eddie Kramer.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Jeff Baxter– pedal steel guitar
  • David Bromberg– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – guitar
  • Ed Freeman – string arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Mark “Moogy” Klingman – keyboards
  • Billy Mernit – keyboards
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Jim Wilkins – bass guitar
  • Pat Rebillot– string arrangements
  • Harvey Shapiro – cello
  • Eddie Kramer, Dave Palmer – mixing
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction, design
  • Peter Simon – cover photography
  • Joel Brodsky – back cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Alone
  3. One More Time
  4. The Best Thing
  5. Just a Sinner – Mark “Moogy” Klingman
  6. Dan, My Fling – Jacob Brackman, Freddy Gardner
  7. Another Door
  8. Reunions – Carly Simon, Bill Mernit, Eddie Kramer
  9. Rolling Down the Hills
  10. The Love’s Still Growing – Buzzy Linhart

 

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Columbia” label released “Brujo”, the fifth New Riders of the Purple Sage studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Ed Freeman.

Personnel:

  • John Dawson- guitar, vocals
  • David Nelson- guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Spencer Dryden- drums, vocals
  • Skip Battin- bass, vocals
  • Buddy Cage- steel guitar
  • Neil Larson, Mark Naftalin– keyboards
  • Ed Freeman – mellotron
  • Dan Patiris – English horn
  • Armando Peraza– bongos
  • Bob Edwards, Kurt Kinzel – recording engineer
  • Urve Kuusikn – photography
  • Gage Taylor – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Old Man Noll – John Dawson
  2. Ashes of Love – Jack Anglin, Johnnie Wright
  3. You Angel You – Bob Dylan
  4. Instant Armadillo Blues – John Dawson
  5. Workingman’s Woman – Troy Seals, Will Jennings, Don Goodman
  6. On the Amazon – Skip Battin, Kim Fowley
  7. Big Wheels – Skip Battin, Kim Fowley
  8. Singing Cowboy – Skip Battin, Kim Fowley
  9. Crooked Judge – Robert Hunter, David Nelson
  10. Parson Brown – John Dawson
  11. Neon Rose – Skip Battin, Kim Fowley

 

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Capricorn” label released “Laid Back”, the debut Gregg Allman solo studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and “Capricorn Sound Studios” in Macon, Georgia, and was produced by Johnny Sandlin and Gregg Allman.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman – vocals, organ, acoustic guitar
  • Bill Stewart – drums
  • Chuck Leavell– acoustic and electric pianos, vibes
  • Tommy Talton – acoustic, electric and slide guitars, dobro and tambourine
  • Scott Boyer – acoustic, electric and steel guitars, electric piano
  • David Brown – bass
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Charlie Hayward– bass
  • Paul Hornsby– organ, keyboards, clavinet
  • Jai Johanny Johanson– percussion, conga
  • Carl Hall, Linda November, Hilda Harris, Cissy Houston, Emily Houston, June McGruder, Helene Miles, Eileen Gilbert, Maretha Stewart, Albertine Robinson – background vocals
  • Jim Nalls – guitar
  • David “Fathead” Newman– saxophone
  • Johnny Sandlin – bass
  • Butch Trucks– percussion, cabasa
  • Ed Freeman – strings and horn arrangements, conductor
  • Max Cahn, Tony Posk – violin
  • Johnny Sandlin – arranger, engineer
  • Ovie Sparks, Buddy Thornton, Jim Reeves – engineer
  • George Marino– engineer, mastering
  • Abdul Mati Klarwein– album cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Gregg Allman; except where noted.

  1. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Kim Payne
  2. Queen of Hearts
  3. Please Call Home
  4. Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing – Oliver Sain
  5. These Days – Jackson Browne
  6. Multi-Colored Lady
  7. All My Friends – Scott Boyer
  8. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – traditional; arranged by Gregg Allman and Johnny Sandlin

On March 1970.

tom-rush

In March 1970, “Columbia” label released the seventh, self-titled Tom Rush album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Ed Freeman.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rush – guitar, vocals
  • Trevor Veitch- guitar, mandolin, mandocello
  • David Bromberg- dobro
  • Ed Freeman – 12-string guitar
  • Red Rhodes- steel guitar
  • Warren Bernhardt- organ, piano
  • Paul Griffin- organ
  • Duke Bardwell – bass
  • Ron Carter- bass
  • Herb Lovelle- drums
  • Julie Held – orchestra assembly
  • Jim Reeves – recording engineer
  • Ed Freeman – arranger
  • Don Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

  1. Driving Wheel – David Wiffen
  2. Rainy Day Man – James Taylor, Zachary Wiesner
  3. Drop Down Mama – Sleepy John Estes
  4. Old Man’s Song – Murray McLauchlan
  5. Lullaby – Jesse Colin Young
  6. These Days – Jackson Browne
  7. Wild Child – Fred Neil
  8. Colors of the Sun – Jackson Browne
  9. Livin’ in the Country – Day, W. Winsted
  10. Child’s Song – Murray McLauchlan

On October 24, 1971.

Don McLean - American Pie

On October 24, 1971, “United Artists” label released “American Pie”, the second Don McLean studio album. It was recorded May – June 1971, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York and was produced by Ed Freeman. The album featured McLean’s two best known songs “American Pie” and “Vincent”.

Personnel:

  • Don McLean – vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo
  • Warren Bernhardt– piano
  • Ray Colcord– electric piano
  • Tom Flye – drums
  • Ed Freeman – string arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– piano
  • Lee Hays– arranger
  • Mike Mainieri– marimba, vibraphone
  • Roy Markowitz – drums, percussion
  • Gene Orloff – concert master
  • Bob Rothstein– bass, vocals
  • David Spinozza– electric guitar
  • West Forty Fourth Street Rhythm and Noise Choir – chorus

Track listing:

All tracks by Don McLean except where noted.

  1. American Pie
  2. Till Tomorrow
  3. Vincent
  4. Crossroads
  5. Winterwood
  6. Empty Chairs
  7. Everybody Loves Me Baby
  8. Sister Fatima
  9. The Grave
  10. Babylon – Trad. arr. by Lee Hays and Don McLean