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In July 1976.

In July 1976, “Columbia” label released “More Than Ever”, the ninth Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Bob James.

Personnel:

  • David Clayton-Thomas – vocals
  • Mike Stern – guitar
  • Steve Khan – guitar
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Larry Willis – keyboards
  • Bob James – keyboards
  • Richard Tee – keyboards
  • Hugh McCracken – guitar
  • Danny Trifan – bass
  • Gary King – bass
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, dobro
  • Bobby Colomby – drums
  • Don Alias – percussion
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet
  • Forest Buchtell – trumpet
  • Dave Bargeron – trombone, tuba
  • Bill Tillman – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Arnie Lawrence – alto saxophone
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Dave Taylor – trombone
  • Sid Weinberg – oboe
  • Dave Freidman – xylophone, marimba, vibes
  • Patti Austin, Vivian Cherry, Lani Groves, Gwendolyn Guthrie, Yolanda McCullough, Frank Lloyd, William Eaton, Zachery Sanders

Track listing:

  1. They – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  2. I Love You More Than Ever – Allan Langdon, Douglas Lenier
  3. Katy Bell – Stephen C. Foster, Bob James
  4. Sweet Sadie the Savior – Patti Austin
  5. Hollywood – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  6. You’re the One – David Clayton-Thomas, William Daniel Smith
  7. Heavy Blue – Larry Willis
  8. Saved By the Grace Of Your Love – William Daniel Smith, David Palmer

IN May 1976.

In May 1976, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.

Personnel:

  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, guitar, banjo, bells
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • Jon Cobert – piano
  • Charles Brown III – electric guitar
  • Elliott Randall – electric guitar
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Richard Crooks – drums, spoons
  • Jimmy Maelen – congas
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Kenny Kosek – violin
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm – cornet, trumpet
  • David Taylor – bass trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged and adapted by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)

On January 8, 1976.

On January 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Songs for the New Depression”, the third Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1972 – 1976, at “Secret Sound Studio” New York, N.Y., “Electric Lady” and “Media Sound Studios” in New York, N.Y., “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York, N.Y., and was produced by Bette Midler, Joel Dorn, Ahmet Ertegün, Arif Mardin, Mark “Moogy” Klingman, and Jack Malken.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead and backing vocals, assistant engineer
  • Glaswegians Orchestra – arranged and conducted by Arif Mardin
  • Moogy Klingman – piano, electric piano, RMI Computer keyboard, Mini Korg synthesizer, harmonica, arranger and conductor
  • Ralph Schuckett – acoustic piano, clavinet, organ, Sound City piano, harmonium, string ensemble, arranger, conductor
  • Bob Dylan – vocals 
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • David Spinozza – guitar
  • Jerry Friedman – guitar
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Webster – slide guitar 
  • Rick Derringer – pedal steel guitar
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, mandolin
  • Don Brooks – harmonica
  • Sivuca – accordion
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Boris Matusewitch – concertina
  • John Siegler – bass guitar 
  • Milt Hinton – acoustic bass, bass guitar
  • John Miller – acoustic bass
  • Teddy Sommer – drums, percussion
  • Mark Rosengarden – drums, percussion
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • John Wilcox – drums 
  • Barbara Burton – percussion
  • Angel Allende – percussion
  • Jack Malken – additional percussion
  • Norman Pride – conga
  • Randy Brecker – horns, trumpet solo
  • Michael Brecker – horns
  • Barry Rogers – horns
  • Mel Davis – trumpet
  • William Siapin – flute
  • John Lissauer – saxophone, chimes, arranger, conductor
  • David Nadien – strings
  • Barry Finclair – strings
  • Raul Poliakin – strings
  • Tony Posk – strings
  • Gene Orloff – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – strings
  • Charles McCracken – strings
  • Jessy Levy – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Kenny Kosek – fiddle
  • Luther Vandross – arranger, backing vocals
  • Dianne Sumler – backing vocals
  • David Lasley – backing vocals
  • Erin Dickins – backing vocals
  • Annie Sutton – backing vocals
  • Donny Beard – backing vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – backing vocals
  • Leata Galloway – backing vocals
  • Ben Harney – backing vocals
  • Rhetta Hughes – backing vocals
  • Thomas Moore – backing vocals
  • Ula Hedwig – backing vocals
  • Sharon Redd – backing vocals
  • Ramona Stubblefield – backing vocals
  • Clifford Townsend – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Rosie – backing vocals
  • Gotham – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arranger, conductor, backing vocals, remix
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Jan Rathbun – engineer
  • Jack Malken – recording and remix engineer
  • Lew Hahn – recording and remix engineer
  • Gerry Block – assistant engineer
  • Dave Wittman – assistant engineer
  • Deborah Turbville – photography
  • Michaele Vollbracht – shopping bag
  • Kenn Duncan – poster photos
  • Richard Amsel – inner sleeve illustration

Track listing:

  1. Strangers in the Night – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  2. I Don’t Want the Night to End – Phoebe Snow
  3. Mr. Rockefeller – Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler
  4. Old Cape Cod – Claire Rothrock, Allan Jeffrey, Milton Yakus
  5. Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan
  6. Love Says It’s Waiting – Nick Holmes
  7. Shiver Me Timbers / Samedi et Vendredi – Tom Waits, Bette Midler, Moogy Klingman
  8. No Jestering – Carlton Malcolm
  9. Tragedy – Gerald Nelson, Fred Burch
  10. Marahuana – Arthur Jonston, Sam Coslow
  11. Let Me Just Follow Behind – Moogy Klingman

On September 15, 1972.

On September 15, 1972, “RCA” label released “Rocky Mountain High”, the sixth John Denver album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Milton Okun.

Personnel:

  • John Denver – 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, vocals, arrangements
  • Gary Chester– drums, percussion
  • Eric Weissberg– banjo, steel guitar
  • Bill Danoff, Martine Habib, Bruce Innes, Mike Kobluk, Taffy Nivert– backing vocals
  • Richard Kniss – double bass, arranger
  • Frank Owens – piano
  • Paul Prestopino – acoustic guitar, autoharp
  • Mike Taylor – acoustic guitar
  • Pupils of the Whitby School, Greenwich, Connecticut – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Rocky Mountain High – John Denver, Mike Taylor
  2. Mother Nature’s Son – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Paradise – John Prine
  4. For Baby (For Bobbie) – John Denver
  5. Darcy Farrow – Steve Gillette, Tom Campbell
  6. Prisoners – John Denver
  7. Goodbye Again – John Denver
  8. Season Suite: Summer – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  9. Season Suite: Fall – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  10. Season Suite: Winter – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  11. Season Suite: Late Winter, Early Spring (When Everybody Goes To Mexico) – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss
  12. Season Suite: Spring – John Denver, Mike Taylor, Dick Kniss

 

In September 1965.

In September 1965, “Elektra” label released “Fifth Album”, the fourth Judy Collins album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by Mark Abramson.

Personnel:

  • Judy Collins – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Richard Fariña– dulcimer
  • Chuck Israels– bass, cello
  • Danny Kalb – guitar
  • Bill Lee– bass
  • John Sebastian– harmonica
  • Robert Sylvester – cello
  • Bill Takas – bass
  • Eric Weissberg– guitar, background vocals
  • Jerry Dodgion – flute
  • Jac Holzman- production supervisor
  • William S. Harvey – cover design
  • Jim Frawley – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Pack Up Your Sorrows – Richard Fariña
  2. The Coming of the Roads -Billy Edd Wheeler
  3. So Early, Early in the Spring – traditional
  4. Tomorrow is a Long Time -Bob Dylan
  5. Daddy You’ve Been on My Mind – Bob Dylan
  6. Thirsty Boots -Eric Andersen
  7. Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
  8. Lord Gregory – traditional
  9. In the Heat of the Summer – Phil Ochs
  10. Early Morning Rain – Gordon Lightfoot
  11. Carry It On – Gil Turner
  12. It Isn’t Nice  (live) – Malvina Reynolds

On July 1, 1973.

On July 1, 1973, “ABC” label released “Life and Times”, the fourth Jim Croce studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Terry Cashman and Tommy West.

Personnel:

  • Jim Croce – guitar, vocals
  • Kenny Ascher- organ
  • Terry Cashman- vocals
  • Gary Chester- drums
  • Ellie Greenwich- vocals
  • Michael Kamen- synthesizer
  • Joe Macho – bass
  • Maury Muehleisen- guitar, vocals
  • Alan Rolnick – guitar, vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – vocals
  • Eric Weissberg- violin
  • Tommy West – bass, keyboards, vocals
  • Engineer: Bruce Tergesen

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Croce.

  1. One Less Set of Footsteps
  2. Roller Derby Queen
  3. Dreamin’ Again
  4. Careful Man
  5. Alabama Rain
  6. A Good Time Man Like Me Ain’t Got No Business (Singin’ the Blues)
  7. Next Time, This Time
  8. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  9. These Dreams
  10. Speedball Tucker
  11. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

In June 1973.

In June 1973, “RCA” label released “Farewell Andromeda”, the seventh John Denver album. It was recorded at “RCA Studio D” in New York City, and was produced by Milton Okun.

Personnel:

  • John Denver — guitar, vocals
  • Eric Weissberg— banjo, steel guitar
  • Jan Camp Garrett — mandolin, vocals
  • Victor Garrett — bass, vocals
  • Lawrence Gottlieb— steel guitar, vocals
  • Lee Holdridge— string arrangements
  • Michael Holmes — piano
  • Richard Kniss — bass
  • Herb Lovelle— drums
  • George Marge — woodwind
  • Frank Owens — piano
  • Paul Prestopino — guitar, autoharp
  • John Sommers — banjo, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Toots Thielemans— harmonica
  • Don Wardell — Executive Producer
  • Bryan Bowers — autoharp
  • Chip Taylor, Steve Chapin, Bill Danoff, Taffy Danoff, Steve Mandell, Martine Habib, Campden Street Choir — vocals
  • Kris O’Connor – assistant producer
  • Acy R. Lehman – art director
  • Mark English – cover art

Personnel:

All tracks by John Denver; except where noted.

  1. I’d Rather Be a Cowboy (Lady’s Chains)
  2. Berkeley Woman – Bryan Bowers
  3. Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas) – Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert
  4. Angel from Montgomery – John Prine
  5. River of Love – John Sommers
  6. Rocky Mountain Suite (Cold Nights in Canada)
  7. Whiskey Basin Blues
  8. Sweet Misery – Hoyt Axton
  9. Zachary and Jennifer
  10. We Don’t Live Here No More – Bill Danoff
  11. Farewell Andromeda (Welcome To My Morning)

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.

Personnel:

  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, guitar
  • Richard Davis- bass
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm- horn
  • Jimmy Maelen- conductor
  • Elliott Randall- guitar
  • David Taylor – trombone
  • Eric Weissberg- banjo
  • Charlie Brown – guitar
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Jon Cobert – vocals
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Kenny Kosek- violin
  • Richard Crooks – drums
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Ron Getman – steel guitar
  • Don Hammond – recorder
  • Peter Labarbera – background vocals
  • John Lissauer- clarinet
  • George Marge – recorder
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz- horn
  • Charlie Messing – guitar, vocals
  • Gwynne Michaels – vocals
  • Glen Mitchell – keyboards, vocals
  • Paul Prestopino, Maggie& Terre Roche – vocals
  • Christie Thompson – vocals
  • Stephen Tubin – keyboards
  • Joanne Vent – vocals
  • Jimmy Iovine- engineer, mixing
  • Benno Friedman – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)

 

On June 10, 1985.

The Little Creates

On June 10, 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “Little Creatures”, the sixth Talking Heads studio album. It was recorded October 1984 – March 1985, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymoth. “Little Creatures” was voted best album of the year in “The Village Voice Pazz & Jop” critic’s poll, and the cover album, created by artist Howard Finster, was voted album cover of the year by “Rolling Stone” magazine. The album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne– vocals, guitar
  • Chris Frantz– drums
  • Jerry Harrison– keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
  • Tina Weymouth– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Ellen Bernfeld – backing vocals
  • Erin Dickens – backing vocals
  • Diva Gray – backing vocals
  • Gordon Grody – backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Andrew Cader – washboard
  • Jimmy Macdonell – accordion
  • Lenny Pickett– saxophones
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Naná Vasconcelos– percussion
  • Eric Weissberg– steel guitar
  • Kurt Yahijian – backing vocals
  • Jack Skinner – mastering
  • Eric Thorngren – engineer, mixing
  • Melanie West – second engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. And She Was
  2. Give Me Back My Name – David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
  3. Creatures of Love
  4. The Lady Don’t Mind – David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison,Tina  Weymouth
  5. Perfect World – lyrics David Byrne, Chris Frantz
  6. Stay Up Late
  7. Walk It Down
  8. Television Man
  9. Road to Nowhere

On April 6, 1971.

Poems,_Prayers_and_Promises

On April 5, 1971, “RCA” label released “Poems, Prayers & Promises”, the fourth John Denver album. It was recorded in 1970 – 1971, and was produced by Milton Okun and  Susan Ruskin. The album contains contains “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, which would become Denver’s signature song.

Personnel:

  • John Denver – 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, vocals
  • Eric Weissberg– banjo, steel guitars
  • Mike Taylor– acoustic guitar
  • Richard Kniss – double bass
  • Taffy Nivert– vocals (as “Fat City”)
  • Bill Danoff– vocals, guitar (as “Fat City”)
  • Frank Owens – piano
  • Gary Chester– drums, percussion
  • Don Wardell – Executive Producer

Track listing:

  1. Poems, Prayers and Promises – John Denver
  2. Let It be – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  3. My Sweet Lady – John Denver
  4. Wooden Indian – John Denver
  5. Junk – Paul McCartney
  6. Gospel Changes – Jack Williams
  7. Take Me Home Country Roads – Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, John Denver
  8. I Guess He’d Rather Be in Colorado Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert
  9. Sunshine on My Shoulders – John Denver, Richard Kriss, Mike Taylor
  10. Around & Around – John Denver
  11. Fire and Rain – James Taylor
  12. The Box – Kendrew Lascelles