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Michael Franks: The Art of Tea

In February 1976, “Reprise” label released “The Art of Tea”, the second Michael Franks album. It was recorded May – June 1975, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Michael Franks – vocals
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Joe Sample – keyboards
  • Larry Bunker – vibraphone
  • Larry Carlton – guitar
  • Wilton Felder – bass
  • John Guerin – drums
  • Jerry Steinholtz – congas
  • Al Schmitt – recording, mixing
  • Lee Hershbrook, Bruce Botnick – recording
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Franks, except where noted.

  1. Nightmoves – Michael Franks, Michael Small
  2. Eggplant
  3. Monkey See – Monkey Do
  4. St. Elmo’s Fire
  5. I Don’t Know Why I’m So Happy I’m Sad
  6. Jive
  7. Popsicle Toes
  8. Sometimes I Just Forget To Smile
  9. Mr. Blue

Harpers Bizarre: Anything Goes

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Anything Goes”, the second Harpers Bizarre album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Eddie James – guitar
  • Dick Scoppettone – vocals, guitar, bass, vocal arrangements
  • Dick Yount – vocals, bass
  • Ted Templeman – vocals, guitar, drums, vocal arrangements
  • John Petersen vocals, drums, percussion
  • Jack Glaser – sound effects
  • Ami Hadini, Eddie Brackett, Joe Sidore, Lee Herschberg, Mike Sheilds – engineer
  • Lee Herschberg – editing
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction
  • Stan Cornyn – sleeve notes

Track listing:

  1. (Intro) This Is Only the Beginning – Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen
  2. Anything Goes – Cole Porter
  3. Two Little Babes in the Wood – Cole Porter
  4. The Biggest Night of Her Life – Randy Newman
  5. Pocketful of Miracles – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Snow – Randy Newman
  7. Chattanooga Choo Choo – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  8. Hey You in the Crowd – Dick Scoppettone, Ted Templeman
  9. Louisiana Man – Doug Kershaw
  10. Milord – Georges Moustaki, Marguerite Monnot
  11. Virginia City – Dick Scoppettone, Ted Templeman
  12. Jessie – Mike Gordon, Jimmy Griffin
  13. You Need a Change – David Blue
  14. High Coin – Van Dyke Parks

Jimmy Webb: Words and Music

In November 1970, “Reprise” label released “Words and Music”, the second Jimmy Webb album. It was recorded in 1970, at “MCA Studios” in Universal City, California, and was produced by Jimmy Webb.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Webb – vocals, piano, organ, accordion, DeWalt FlexVolt 6in angle grinder, vibraphone, psaltery, effects
  • Fred Tackett – drums, timpani, percussion, guitar, bass, trumpet
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Darrell Birch – congas, African drums
  • Susan Webb – vocals
  • Brent Albright – engineer
  • Brian Ingoldsby – console
  • Terry Brown – console
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Webb, except where noted.

  1. Sleepin’ in the Daytime
  2. P.F. Sloan
  3. Love Song
  4. Careless Weed
  5. Psalm One-Five-O
  6. Songseller
  7. Dorothy Chandler Blues
  8. Jerusalem
  9. Let It Be Me – Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë
  10. Never My Love – Don Addrisi, Dick Addrisi
  11. I Wanna Be Free – Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart
  12. Once Before I Die

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Warner Music” label released “It Ain’t Easy”, the fifth Long John Baldry album. It was recorded December 1970 – February 1971, at “Morgan Studios” and “IBC Studios” in London, and was produced by Elton John and Rod Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Long John Baldry – vocals, 12-string guitar
  • Maggie Bell– vocals
  • Elton John– organ, piano
  • Ron Wood– guitar, 12-string guitar
  • Alan Skidmore– tenor saxophone
  • Lesley Duncan, Tony Hazzard, Doris Troy, Tony Burrows, Kay Garner, Liza Strike – background vocals
  • Sam Mitchell – dobro, guitar, slide guitar
  • Caleb Quaye– guitar
  • Joshua M’Bopo – guitar
  • Ray Jackson– mandolin
  • Madelene Bell – tambourine
  • Ian Armitt – piano
  • Ricky Brown – bass guitar
  • Dave Glover – bass guitar
  • Mick Waller– drums
  • Roger Pope – drums
  • Lesley Duncan – chorus caster
  • Jimi Horowitz – executive producer
  • Ed Thrasher– art director
  • Judith Sims – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Intro: Conditional Discharge – Long John Baldry, Ian Armitt
  2. Don’t Try to Lay No Boogie-Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll – Jeff Thomas
  3. Black Girl – traditional, Lead Belly
  4. It Ain’t Easy – Ron Davies
  5. Morning, Morning – Tuli Kupferberg
  6. I’m Ready – Willie Dixon
  7. Let’s Burn Down the Cornfield – Randy Newman
  8. Rubin – Lesley Duncan
  9. Rock Me When He’s Gone – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  10. Flying – Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Reprise” label released “Just Good Old Rock and Roll”, the fifth Electric Prunes studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Hassinger.

Personnel:

  • Ron Morgan – guitar
  • Mark Kincaid – guitar, backing vocals
  • John Herron – organ
  • Brett Wade – bass, flute, backing vocals
  • Dick Whetstone – lead vocals, drums
  • Rick Heenan – engineer
  • Juddy Phillips – engineer
  • Ed Thrasher– art direction
  • Tommy Mitchell – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Sell – M. Herron, John Herron
  2. 14 Year Old Funk – Bill Daffern, Ron Morgan
  3. Love Grows – Bill Daffern, John Fleck, Ron Morgan, Brett Wade
  4. So Many People to Tell – Brett Wade
  5. Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers – Jimmy Holiday, Jimmy Lewis, Cliff Chambers
  6. Giant Sunhorse – Bill Daffern, Ron Morgan, Larry Tamblyn, Brett Wade
  7. Violent Rose – John Herron, Dick Whetstone
  8. Thorjon – Mark Kincaid, Brett Wade, Dick Whetstone
  9. Silver Passion Mine – Brett Wade
  10. Tracks – M. Herron, John Herron
  11. Sing to Me – Brett Wade

 

 

In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Reprise” label released the debut, self – titled Ry Cooder album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Van Dyke Parks and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder– vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass guitar
  • Van Dyke Parks– piano, arranger
  • Chris Ethridge – bass guitar
  • Richie Hayward – drums guitar
  • Roy Estrada – bass guitar
  • Milt Holland – drums, percussion
  • John Barbata – drums
  • Max Bennett – bass guitar
  • Bobby Bruce – violin
  • Gloria Jones- backing vocals
  • Judy Betz – production assistant
  • Lee Herschberg – engineer, mixing
  • Doug Botnick – engineer
  • Thaddeus James Lowe – engineer
  • Rudy Hill – engineer
  • Bob Kovach – engineer
  • Kirby Johnson – conductor, orchestrator
  • Airstream– photograph of the 1937 trailer pictured on the front of the album sleeve
  • Frank Bez – photograph of the Airstream trailer
  • Susan Titelman – Ry Cooder photograph on the back of the album sleeve
  • Ed Thrasher- art direction

Track listing:

  1. Alimony – Brenda Jones, Welton Young, Robert Higginbotham
  2. France Chance – Joe Callicott
  3. One Meat Ball – Louis Singer, Hy Zaret
  4. Do Re Mi – Woody Guthrie
  5. My Old Kentucky Home (Turpentine & Dandelion Wine) – Randy Newman
  6. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? – Alfred Reed
  7. Available Space – Ry Cooder
  8. Pigmeat – Huddie Ledbetter
  9. Police Dog Blues – Arthur Blake
  10. Goin’ to Brownsville – John Estes
  11. Dark Is the Night – Blind Willie Johnson

In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Straight” label released “Starsailor”, the sixth Tim Buckley studio album. It was recorded in September 1970, at “Whitney Studios” in Glendale, and was produced by Tim Buckley.

Personnel:

  • Tim Buckley– guitar, 12-string guitar, vocals
  • John Balkin – double bass, electric bass
  • Lee Underwood– guitar, piano, pipe organ
  • Buzz Gardner – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Maury Baker – percussion
  • Bunk Gardner– alto flute, tenor saxophone
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Larry Beckett, all music by Tim Buckley, except where noted.

  1. Come Here Woman – Tim Buckley
  2. I Woke Up
  3. Monterey
  4. Moulin Rouge
  5. Song to the Siren – Tim Buckley
  6. Jungle Fire – Tim Buckley
  7. Starsailor – John Balkin, Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  8. The Healing Festival – Tim Buckley
  9. Down by the Borderline – Tim Buckley

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Warner Bros” label released “Astral Weeks”, the second Van Morrison studio album.It was recorded September – October at “Century Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lewis Merenstein. In 1995 “Mojo” magazine ranked “Astral Weeks” at number two on its list of the greatest albums of all time; in 1998 it was voted the 9th greatest album of all time in a “Music of the Millennium” poll conducted by “HMV”, “Channel 4” and “The Guardian”; in 2000, “Q” magazine ranked it at number 6 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 19 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and in 2006, “Time” magazine included “Astral Weeks” in its list of the “All-TIME 100 Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison— vocals, acoustic guitar
  • John Payne — flute; soprano saxophone
  • Jay Berliner— classical and steel-string acoustic guitars
  • Richard Davis— double bass
  • Warren Smith, Jr.— percussion, vibraphone
  • Connie Kay— drums
  • Larry Fallon— string arrangements, conductor; harpsichord
  • Barry Kornfeld — acoustic guitar
  • Brooks Arthur — engineer
  • Ed Thrasher— art director
  • Joel Brodsky— photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

Part One: In The Beginning

  1. Astral Weeks
  2. Beside You
  3. Sweet Thing
  4. Cyprus Avenue

Part Two: Afterwards

  1. The Way Young Lovers Do
  2. Madame George
  3. Ballerina
  4. Slim Slow Slider

In September 1972.

In September 1972, Warner Bros label released “Rolling Thunder”, the first Mickey Hart solo album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Mickey’s Barn” in Marin County, California.

Personnel:

  • Mickey Hart– drums, percussion, field drum, timpani
  • Paul Kantner– vocals
  • John Cipollina– guitar
  • Bob Weir– vocals, guitar
  • Sam Andrew, Robbie Stokes – guitar
  • Jerry Garcia – guitar, insect fear
  • Barry Melton – guitar
  • Terry Haggerty – guitar
  • Barry Melton – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • David Freiberg – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Robbie Stokes – guitar, bass
  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano
  • Bill Champlin– organ
  • David Freiberg – bass, piano, viola, vocals, water pump
  • Stephen Stills– bass
  • Phil Lesh – bass
  • Greg Errico– drums
  • Carmelo Garcia – timbales, congas
  • Mike and Nancy Hinton – marimba
  • Tower of Power– horn section
  • Steven Schuster – flute
  • Alla Rakha– rain
  • Zakir Hussain – rain, table
  • Dan Healy, Rick Davis, John Wollman, David Freiberg, Mickey Hart– engineer
  • Phil Lesh, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, David Freiberg, Dan Healy, Stephen Stills– mixing
  • Rock Scully– direction
  • Ed Thrasher– art direction
  • Alton Kelly – cover art
  • Stanley Mouse – cover art
  • Ron Rakow, Bruce Baxter – photography

Track listing:

  1. Rolling Thunder/Shoshone Invocation (Rolling Thunder)
  2. The Main Ten (Playing in the Band) – Mickey Hart, Bon Weir, Hunter
  3. Fletcher Carnaby – Mickey Hart, Hunter
  4. The Chase (Progress) – Mickey Hart
  5. Blind John – J. Stetson, Peter Monk
  6. Young Man – Mickey Hart, Peter Monk
  7. Deep, Wide and Frequent – Mickey Hart
  8. Pump Song – Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter
  9. Granma’s Cookies – Mickey Hart
  10. Hangin’ On – J. Stetson, Peter Monk; arranged by Mickey Hart