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In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Elektra” label released “The Circle Game”, the sixth Tom Rush album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Arthur Gorson.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rush– guitar, vocals
  • Hugh McCracken, Don Thomas, Eric Gale – electric guitar
  • Jonathan Raskin – acoustic guitar, bass
  • Bruce Langhorne– acoustic guitar
  • Joe Grimm – saxophone
  • Joe Mack, Bob Bushnell– bass
  • Paul Harris– keyboards
  • Buddy Lucas– saxophone
  • Herb Lovelle, Bernard Purdie, Richie Ritz – drums
  • Paul Harris– arrangements
  • Bruce Botnick, Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • Jac Holzman– production supervisor
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Linda Eastman (McCartney) – photography
  • William S. Harvey – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Tin Angel – Joni Mitchell
  2. Something in the Way She Moves – James Taylor
  3. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  4. Sunshine, Sunshine – James Taylor
  5. The Glory of Love – Billy Hill
  6. Shadow Dream Song – Jackson Browne
  7. The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
  8. So Long – Charlie Rich
  9. Rockport Sunday – Tom Rush
  10. No Regrets – Tom Rush
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In September 1967.

In September 1967, “Bang” label released “Blowin’ Your Mind!, the debut Van Morrison studio album.  It was recorded in March 1967, and was produced by Bert Berns. “Rolling Stone” magazine included it in its list of the “40 Essential Albums of 1967”.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison – guitar, vocals
  • Eric Gale– bass
  • Gary Chester– drums
  • Al Gorgoniand Hugh McCracken – guitars
  • Paul Griffin- piano
  • Garry Sherman – conductor, organ, actual arranger, musical supervisor
  • Vic Anesini – mastering
  • Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • Bert Berns– arranger, director, liner notes
  • Adam Block – project director
  • Garry Sherman – music supervisor

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison, except where noted.

  1. Brown Eyed Girl
  2. He Ain’t Give You None
  3. B. Sheets
  4. Spanish Rose
  5. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye) – Wes Farrell, Bert Russell
  6. Ro Ro Rosey
  7. Who Drove the Red Sports Car?
  8. Midnight Special – traditional

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “One-Trick Pony”, the fifth Paul Simon studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “A&R Studios” in New York City and  “Agora Club” in Cleveland, Ohio, and was produced by Paul Simon and Phil Ramone. The album was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Paul Simon also starred.

Personnel:

  • Paul Simon – vocals, nylon string guitar, electric guitar, percussion, horn and string arrangements
  • John Tropea– acoustic guitar
  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Joe Beck– electric guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric slide guitar
  • Jon Faddis– flugelhorn
  • Don Grolnick– string synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Grusin– horn and string arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums on all songs
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin– bass
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz – trumpet
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – electric guitar
  • Richard Tee– Fender Rhodes electric piano, tambourine, background vocals and co-lead vocal
  • Bob Friedman – horn and string arrangements
  • Jim Boyer – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon.

  1. Late in the Evening
  2. That’s Why God Made the Movies
  3. One-Trick Pony
  4. How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
  5. Oh, Marion
  6. Ace in the Hole
  7. Nobody
  8. Jonah
  9. God Bless the Absentee
  10. Long, Long Day

On August 8, 1983.

On August 8, 1983, “Family Productions” label released “An Innocent Man”, the ninth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Chelsea Sound” and “A&R Recording, Inc.” in New York, and was produced by Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– Baldwin acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3 organ, lead  and background vocals
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • David Brown – lead electric and acoustic guitars
  • Russell Javors– rhythm electric and acoustic guitars
  • Mark Rivera– alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Leon Pendarvis – Hammond B3 organ
  • Richard Tee– acoustic piano
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar
  • Toots Thielemans– harmonica
  • “String Fever” – strings
  • Ronnie Cuber– baritone saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Joe Shepley – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • John Gatchell – trumpet
  • Tom Bahler, Rory Dodd, Frank Floyd, Lani Groves, Ullanda McCullough, Ron Taylor, Terry Textor, Eric Troyer, Mike Alexander – background vocal
  • Engineers: Jim Boyer, Bradshaw Leigh
  • Assistant engineers: Mike Allaire, Scott James
  • Production coordinator: Laura Loncteaux
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Horn and string arrangements: David Matthews
  • Background vocal arrangements: Tom Bahler
  • Musical advisor: Billy Zampino
  • Photography: Gilles Larrain
  • Cover design: Christopher Austopchuk, Mark Larson

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel, except for the chorus for “This Night,” credited to L. v. Beethoven.

  1. Easy Money
  2. An Innocent Man
  3. The Longest Time
  4. This Night
  5. Tell Her About It
  6. Uptown Girl
  7. Careless Talk
  8. Christie Lee
  9. Leave a Tender Moment Alone
  10. Keeping the Faith

On August 1, 1973.

On August 1, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Killing Me Softly”, the fifth Roberta Flack album. It was recorded 1972 – 1973, and was produced by Joel Dorn. “Killing Me Softly” won the 1974 “Grammy Award for Record of the Year”. In 2006, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Roberta Flack – arranger, piano, vocals
  • Deodato– conductor, string arrangements
  • William Eaton – brass arrangement
  • Alfred Ellis – brass arrangement, conductor
  • Kermit Moore – arranger, cello
  • Don Sebesky– conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Ralph MacDonald– congas, percussion, tambourine
  • Bob Liftin, Gene Paul– engineer
  • Barry Diament – mastering
  • Rod Dyer – design
  • Burt Goldblatt – photography
  • David Redfern – inside photo
  • Jack Shaw – associate producer

Track listing:

  1. Killing Me Softly with His Song – Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel
  2. Jesse – Janis Ian
  3. No Tears (In the End) – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter
  4. I’m the Girl – James Alan Shelton
  5. River – Gene McDaniels
  6. Conversation Love – Terry Plumeri, Bill Seighman
  7. When You Smile – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter
  8. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen

 

In April 1978.

In April 1978, “Elektra” label released “Boys in the Trees”, the seventh Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Arif Mardin. The album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Album Package”.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – guitar, piano, vocals
  • James Taylor- guitar, background vocals
  • Luther Vandross- background vocals
  • Eddie Bert – trombone
  • Phil Bodner – oboe
  • Michael Brecker- tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber- baritone saxophone
  • Don Grolnick- keyboards
  • David Sanborn- alto saxophone
  • George Young – alto saxophone
  • John Hall – guitar, background vocals
  • Gloria Agostini – harp
  • Rubens Bassini- percussion
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Ken Bichel- keyboards
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • James Buffington – French horn
  • David Carey – marimba
  • Cissy Houston- background vocals
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Harvey Estrin – recorder
  • Joe Farrell- flute
  • Steve Gadd- drums
  • Eric Gale- guitar
  • Jaroslav Jakubovic- baritone saxophone
  • Will Lee- bass
  • Tony Levin- bass
  • Alex Ligertwood- background vocals
  • George Marge – recorder
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar
  • Onnie McIntyre – guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Barry Rogers- trombone
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Stuart Scharf – guitar
  • Lucy Simon- background vocals
  • Hamish Stuart- guitar, background vocals
  • Richard Tee- keyboards
  • Brooks Tillotson – French horn
  • Steven Dickson, Marc Embree, Ruderick George, Alyia Orme, Joanna Simon, Ken Williams – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon except where noted.

  1. You Belong to Me – Carly Simon, Michael McDonald
  2. Boys in the Trees
  3. Back Down to Earth
  4. Devoted to You – Boudleaux Bryant
  5. De Bat (Fly in Me Face)
  6. Haunting
  7. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart) – Carly Simon, James Taylor, Arif Mardin
  8. You’re the One
  9. In a Small Moment
  10. One Man Woman – James Taylor
  11. For Old Times Sake – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman

In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Columbia” label released “Celebrate Me Home”, the debut Kenny Loggins solo album. It was recorded 1975-1976, and was produced by Phil Ramone and Bob James.

Personnel:

  • Patti Austin– backing vocals
  • Hiram Bullock– guitar
  • Jon Clarke – percussion, woodwinds
  • Vince Denham – backing vocals, woodwinds
  • Laudir de Oliveira– percussion
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Lani Groves– backing vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie– backing vocals
  • George Hawkins – bass, backing vocals
  • Bob James– keyboards, producer
  • Steve Khan– guitar
  • Kenny Loggins – guitar, keyboards, lead & backing vocals
  • Ralph MacDonald– drums
  • Harvey Mason, Sr.– drums
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Lee Ritenour– guitar
  • Tommy Tedesco– mandolin
  • Richard Tee– keyboards
  • Ed Caraeff- photography

Track listing:

  1. Lady Luck – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: John Townsend
  2. If You Be Wise – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: Jimmy Webb
  3. I Believe in Love – Kenny Loggins, lyrics: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
  4. Set It Free – Eva Ein, Kenny Loggins
  5. Why Do People Lie – Eva Ein, Kenny Loggins
  6. Enter My Dream – Kenny Loggins
  7. I’ve Got the Melody (Deep in My Heart) – Patti Austin
  8. Celebrate Me Home – Bob James, Kenny Loggins
  9. Daddy’s Back – Eva Ein, David Foster, Kenny Loggins
  10. You Don’t Know Me – Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker