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On April 1, 1983.

On April 1, 1983, “CBS” label released “Havana Moon”, the fifth Carlos Santana album. It was recorded in 1982, at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Roberto Moreno – vocals
  • Willie Nelson– vocals
  • Greg Walker – vocals
  • Candelario Lopez – vocals
  • Jose Santana – vocals, violin
  • Chris Solberg – vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Jimmie Vaughan– guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Richard Baker – keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– keyboards
  • Alan Pasqua– vocals, keyboards
  • Flaco Jiménez– accordion
  • Orestes Vilató– flute, percussion, timbales, backing vocals
  • Kim Wilson– harmonica, backing vocals
  • Greg Adams– strings, horn
  • Jose Salcedo – trombone, trumpet
  • Oscar Chavez– trombone, trumpet
  • Mic Gillette– trumpet, horn
  • Lanette Stevens – horn
  • Emilio Castillo– horn, backing vocals
  • Marc Russo– horn
  • Tramaine Hawkins– horn
  • Stephen Kupka– horn
  • Gabriel Arias – violin
  • Francisco Coronado – violin
  • Raymundo Coronado – violin
  • Keith Ferguson– bass
  • Luis Gonsalez – bass
  • David Hood– bass
  • David Margen – bass, percussion
  • Fran Christina – drums
  • Armando Peraza– vocals, percussion, bongos
  • Graham Lear– percussion, drums
  • Raul Rékow – percussion, conga, backing vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, percussion
  • Cherline Hall – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Watch Your Step – Phil Belmonte, Bobby Parker
  2. Lightnin’ – Booker T. Jones, Carlos Santana
  3. Who Do You Love? – Ellas McDaniel
  4. Mudbone – Carlos Santana
  5. One with You – Booker T. Jones
  6. Ecuador – Carlos Santana
  7. Tales of Kilimanjaro – Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Carlos Santana
  8. Havana Moon – Chuck Berry
  9. Daughter of the Night – Hasse Huss, Mikael Rickfors
  10. They All Went to Mexico – Greg Brown
  11. Vereda Tropical – Gonzalo Curiel
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In September 1975.

In September 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “In the Slot”, the sixth Tower of Power studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Emilio Castillo, Hubert Tubss, Bruce Conte, Chester Thompson, Francis Rocco Prestia, David Garibaldi, Lenny Pickett, Emilio Castillo, Steve Kupka, Mic Gillette and Greg Adams.

Personnel:

  • Hubert Tubbs- lead vocals
  • Bruce Conte – guitar, background vocals
  • Chester Thompson – organ, bass pedals, acoustic piano, clavinet, ARP String Ensemble, background vocals
  • Francis Rocco Prestia – bass guitar
  • David Garibaldi- drums
  • Lenny Pickett- 1st tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, all sax solos, piccolo, clarinet, contrabass clarinet, lyricon
  • Emilio Castillo- 2nd tenor sax, background vocals
  • Steve Kupka- baritone sax
  • Mic Gillette- trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, bass trombone, background vocals
  • Greg Adams- trumpet, flugelhorn, string arrangements, conductor
  • Additional background vocals: Bootche Anderson, Marilyn Scott, Pepper Watkins, David Bartlett, Ron Beck, Frank Biner and Roger Rifkind
  • Engineers: Tom Flye, Alan Chinowsky
  • Assistant Engineer: Cris Morris
  • Album design, photography: Bruce Steinberg
  • Design assistant: Ellie Oberzil

Track listing:

  1. Just Enough and Too Much – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka, Frank Biner
  2. Treat Me Like Your Man – Lenny Williams, Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka
  3. If I Play My Cards Right – Frank Biner, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Emilio Castillo
  4. As Surely as I Stand Here – Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Chester Thompson, Emilio Castillo
  5. Fanfare-Matanuska – Greg Adams
  6. On the Serious Side – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka
  7. Ebony Jam – Chester Thompson
  8. You’re So Wonderful, So Marvelous – Frank Biner, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Emilio Castillo
  9. Vuela Por Noche – David Garibaldi, Bruce Conte, Greg Adams, Francis Rocco Prestia
  10. Essence of Innocence – Chester Thompson
  11. The Soul of a Child – Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Bruce Conte, Emilio Castillo
  12. Drop It in the Slot – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka

 

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Time Loves a Hero”, the sixth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded 1976-1977, at “Sunset Sound Studios”, “Warner Bros. Studios”, and “Western Recorders” in Hollywood, “Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Paul Barrère- guitar, vocals
  • Sam Clayton- congas, percussion, vocals
  • Lowell George- vocals, guitar
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richie Hayward- drums, percussion, vocals
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, synthesizer, marimba, vocals
  • Greg Adams- trumpet
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter- dobro
  • Emilio Castillo- tenor saxophone
  • Mic Gillette- trombone, trumpet
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka- baritone saxophone
  • Michael McDonald– vocals
  • Lenny Pickett– alto and tenor saxophone
  • Patrick Simmons- guitar, vocals
  • Fred Tackett- mandocello and guitar

Track listing:

  1. Hi Roller – Paul Barrère
  2. Time Loves a Hero – Paul Barrère,Kenny Gradney, Bill Payne
  3. Rocket in My Pocket – Lowell George
  4. Day at the Dog Races – Paul Barrère,Sam Clayton, Kenny Gradney, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne
  5. Old Folks Boogie – Paul Barrère
  6. Red Streamliner – Bill Payne, Fran Tate
  7. New Delhi Freight Train – Terry Allen
  8. Keepin’ Up with the Joneses – Paul Barrère, Lowell George
  9. Missin’ You – Paul Barrère

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Capitol” label released “Nine on a Ten Scale”, the first Sammy Hagar solo album. It was recorded in 1976, at “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by John Carter.

Personnel:

  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, guitar
  • Bill Church– bass guitar
  • Scott Quick – guitars
  • John Blakely – guitars
  • Alan Fitzgerald– keyboards
  • Joe Crane – keyboards
  • Stan – keyboards
  • Wizard – keyboards
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums
  • Jim Hodder– drums
  • Jerry Shirley– drums
  • Dallas Taylor– drums
  • Venetta Fields– backing vocals
  • MaxaynLewis – backing vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews– backing vocals
  • Bob Welch– backing vocals
  • Greg Adams– horns
  • Emilio Castillo– horns
  • Mic Gillette– horns
  • Steve Kupka– horns
  • Lenny Pickett– horns
  • Rich E.– engineer
  • Tom Flye– engineer
  • John Henning – engineer
  • Gary Kellgren– engineer
  • Cris Morris– engineer
  • Deke Richards– engineer
  • Jimmy Robinson– engineer
  • John Stronack– engineer
  • Roy Kohara– original art direction
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Keep On Rockin – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  2. Urban Guerilla – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  3. Flamingos Fly – Van Morrison
  4. China – Bob Welch
  5. Silver Lights – Sammy Hagar
  6. All American – Sammy Hagar
  7. Confession (Please Come Back) – Ronald Nagle
  8. Young Girl Blues – Donovan
  9. Rock ‘N’ Roll Romeo – John Carter, Sammy Hagar

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Warner Bros” label released the third, self-titled Tower of Power album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Greg Adams, Brent Byars, Emilio Castillo, Bruce Conte, David Garibaldi, Mic Gillette, Stephen” Doc” Kupka, Lenny Pickett, Francis ”Rocco” Prestia, Jay Spell, Bruce Steinberg, Chester Thompson and Lenny Williams.

Personnel:

  • Greg Adams– trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals, string arrangements and conductor
  • Brent Byars – bongos, conga
  • Emilio Castillo– tenor saxophone, backing vocals, production supervisor
  • Bruce Conte– guitar, backing vocals
  • David Garibaldi– drums
  • Mic Gillette– trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn, baritone, backing vocals
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka– oboe, baritone saxophone, backing vocals
  • Lenny Pickett– clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Francis “Rocco” Prestia– bass guitar
  • Jay Spell – acoustic piano
  • Bruce Steinberg – harmonica, art direction, design, photography, illustrations, cover design
  • Chester Thompson – organ, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Lenny Williams– lead vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Emilio Castillo and Stephen “Doc” Kupka except when noted.

  1. What Is Hip? – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, David Garibaldi
  2. Clever Girl – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Willie Fulton
  3. This Time It’s Real – David Bartlett, Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka
  4. Will I Ever Find a Love?
  5. Get Yo’ Feet Back on the Ground – Willie Fulton
  6. So Very Hard to Go
  7. Soul Vaccination
  8. Both Sorry Over Nothin’ – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Lenny Williams
  9. Clean Slate – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Willie Fulton
  10. Just Another Day – Bruce Conte

In January 1975.

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In January 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “Urban Renewal”, the fifth Tower of Power album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito in California, and was produced by Emilio Castillo. It was the last album to feature lead singer Lenny Williams.

Personnel:

  • Lenny Williams: lead vocals
  • Bruce Conte: guitars, backing vocals
  • Chester Thompson: keyboards, organ, acoustic piano, clavinet, backing vocals, bass pedals
  • Francis “Rocco” Prestia: bass guitar
  • David Bartlett: drums
  • David Garibaldi: drums
  • Carter Collins: congas, percussion
  • Greg Adams: trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Emilio Castillo: tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Mic Gillette: trumpet, trombone, backing vocals
  • Stephen Kupka: baritone saxophone
  • Lenny Pickett: clarinet, bass clarinet, alto flute, baritone, tenor & soprano saxophones
  • Bootche Anderson: vocals
  • Marilyn Scott: vocals
  • Pepper Watkins: vocals
  • Greg Adams, Chester Thompson – arrangements
  • Alan Chinowsky, Tom Flye – engineer
  • Lee Herschberg – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Only So Much Oil in the Ground – Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Emilio Castillo
  2. Come Back, Baby – Bruce Conte, Lenny Williams
  3. It’s Not the Crime – Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Emilio Castillo
  4. I Won’t Leave Unless You Want Me To – Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Emilio Castillo, Greg Adams
  5. Maybe It’ll Rub Off – Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Emilio Castillo, Chester Thompson
  6. (To Say the Least) You’re the Most – Johnny “Guitar” Watson
  7. Willing to Learn – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka
  8. Give Me the Proof – David Bartlett
  9. It Can Never Be the Same – Bruce Conte, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Emilio Castillo
  10. I Believe in Myself – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka
  11. Walkin’ Up Hip Street – Chester Thompson