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In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Ode” label released “Rhymes & Reasons”, the fourth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, piano, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Charles Larkey – electricand string bass
  • Harvey Mason– drums, vibraphone
  • Bobbye Hall– tambourine, shaker, bells, bongo drum, conga drum
  • Daniel Kortchmar– electric guitar
  • David T. Walker– electric guitar
  • Red Rhodes– steel guitar
  • Harry “Sweets” Edison, Robert “Bobby” Bryant – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Ernie Watts– flute
  • Conducted and arranged by David Campbell, Norman Kurban
  • David Campbell, Carole S. Mukogawa – viola
  • Terry King , Nathaniel Rosen – cellos
  • Charles Larkey – string bass
  • Barry Socher, Eliot Chapo, Marcy E. Dicterow, Gorden H. Marron, Sheldon Sanov, Polly Sweeney – violin
  • Hank Cicalo– engineer
  • Steve Mitchell – assistant engineer
  • Chuck Beeson – graphic concept, design
  • Jim McCrary- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Come Down Easy – Carole King, Toni Stern
  2. My My She Cries – Carole King, Toni Stern
  3. Peace in the Valley – Carole King, Toni Stern
  4. Feeling Sad Tonight – Carole King, Toni Stern
  5. The First Day in August – Carole King, Charles Larkey
  6. Bitter with the Sweet
  7. Goodbye Don’t Mean I’m Gone
  8. Stand Behind Me
  9. Gotta Get Through Another Day
  10. I Think I Can Hear You
  11. Ferguson Road – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
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In July 1977.

In July 1976, “Avatar” label released “Simple Things”, the ninth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Carole King and Norm Kinney.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – piano, vocals, background vocals
  • Rick Evers – guitar
  • Robert McEntee – guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Rivera – percussion
  • Rob Galloway – bass
  • Mark Hallman- guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Wooten – drums
  • Louise Goffin, Sherry Goffin – background vocals
  • Nolan Smith– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Terry Harrington – baritone saxophone
  • Oscar Brashear– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Ernie Watts– tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon– trombone, horn arrangement
  • Robert Dubow, Charles Veal, Ken Yerke – violin
  • David Campbell– viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Engineered by Norm Kinney and Milt Calice
  • Steve Katz – assistant engineer
  • James Tuttle – sound assistance
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Roy Reynolds – illustrations, photography
  • Rick Evers – label design
  • Terry Kruger – label art
  • Roy Kohara, Roy Reynolds – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Simple Things – Carole King, Rick Evers
  2. Hold On – Carole King, Rick Evers
  3. In the Name of Love
  4. Labyrinth
  5. You’re the One Who Knows
  6. Hard Rock Cafe
  7. Time Alone
  8. God Only Knows
  9. To Know That I Love You – Carole King, Rick Evers
  10. One

 

In July 1973.

In July 1973, “ABC” label released “Countdown to Ecstasy”, the second Steely Dan studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Gary Katz. The cover painting was by Dorothy White.

Personnel:

  • Donald Fagen– acoustic and electric pianos, synthesizer, lead vocals
  • Walter Becker– electric bass, harmonica, background vocals
  • Denny Dias– electric guitar, mixing
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter– electric and pedal steel guitars
  • Jim Hodder– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Ray Brown– string bass
  • Ben Benay– acoustic guitar
  • Rick Derringer– slide guitar
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone, marimba, percussion
  • Ernie Watts, Johnny Rotella, Lanny Morgan, Bill Perkins– saxophones
  • Sherlie Matthews, Myrna Matthews, Patricia Hall, David Palmer, James Rolleston, Michael Fennelly– background vocals
  • Engineer: Roger Nichols
  • Assistant engineer: Miss Natalie
  • Album design: Dotty of Hollywood
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.

  1. Bodhisattva
  2. Razor Boy
  3. The Boston Rag
  4. Your Gold Teeth
  5. Show Biz Kids
  6. My Old School
  7. Pearl of the Quarter
  8. King of the World

In June 1978.

In June 1978, “Elektra” label released “Living Room Suite”, the eighth Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Secret Sound”, “The Sound Factory”,  “Record Plant” and  “Clover Studios” and was produced by Chuck Plotkin.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – guitar, vocals
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • David Burgen – harmonica
  • Stephen Chapin- keyboards
  • Tom Chapin- banjo, guitar
  • The Cowsills- vocals
  • Bob Cowsill – guitar
  • Dixie Hummingbirds- vocals
  • Howie Fields – drums, percussion
  • Chuck Findley- trumpet
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Dennis Frick – bassoon
  • Richard Hyde- trombone
  • Neil Jason- bass
  • Jackie Kelso – baritone saxophone
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Andy Newmark- drums
  • Bill Payne- organ
  • Herbert Rhoad – vocals
  • Joe Russell – vocals
  • Kim Scholes – cello
  • Lou Volpe – guitar
  • Doug Walker – guitar
  • John Wallace- bass, vocals
  • Ernie Watts- clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin

  1. Dancing Boy
  2. If You Want to Feel
  3. Poor Damned Fool
  4. I Wonder What Would Happen to This World
  5. Jenny
  6. It Seems You Only Love Me When It Rains
  7. Why Do Little Girls
  8. Flowers Are Red
  9. Somebody Said

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Warner Bros” label released “In the Pocket”, the seventh James Taylor studio album. It was recorded 1975 – 1976, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “The Burbank Studios” in Burbank, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet
  • Michael Brecker- saxophone
  • Red Callender- double bass, tuba
  • Malcolm Cecil- Moog synthesizer
  • David Crosby- vocals
  • Nick DeCaro – voiceorgan, hornorgan, string and horn arrangements, accordion, ARP String Ensemblesynthesizer
  • Craig Doerge- keyboards
  • Victor Feldman- percussion, marimba, bass marimba, vibraphone, orchestra bells
  • Art Garfunkel- vocals
  • David Grisman- mandolin, mandocello
  • Bobbye Hall- bongos, shaker, triangle
  • Milt Holland- chimes, wind chimes
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Danny Kortchmar- electric guitar, mandolin
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, percussion
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • David Lindley- dobro
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Clarence McDonald- Hammond organ, piano, Moog synthesizer, Fender Rhodes electric piano, hornorgan
  • Graham Nash- vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- banjo, vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt- vocals
  • Carter Robertson – vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt- vocals
  • Carly Simon- vocals
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Alex Taylor- vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel- electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Kenny Watson – cimbalom
  • Ernie Watts- saxophone
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Stevie Wonder- harmonica, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Shower the People
  2. A Junkie’s Lament
  3. Money Machine
  4. Slow Burning Love
  5. Everybody Has the Blues
  6. Daddy’s All Gone
  7. Woman’s Gotta Have It – Bobby Womack, Darryl Carter, Linda Cooke Womack
  8. Captain Jim’s Drunken Dream
  9. Don’t Be Sad ‘Cause Your Sun Is Down – James Taylor, Stevie Wonder
  10. Nothing Like a Hundred Miles
  11. Family Man
  12. Golden Moments

 

In June 1976.

In June 1976, “Mercury” label released “Farther Along”, the eight Spirit album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Al Schmitt and Randy California.

Personnel:

  • Mark Andes- bass, vocals
  • Randy California- bass, guitar, vocals
  • Ed Cassidy- percussion, drums
  • John Locke- keyboards
  • Matt Andes – guitar, vocals
  • Ian Underwood– synthesizer
  • Ernie Watts– saxophone
  • Robert Lee – keyboards, vocals
  • Michael Temple – mandolin
  • Steve Larrence – percussion
  • David Blumberg – horn
  • Nick DeCaro – horn
  • Bob Hughes – engineer
  • Jay Kauffman – engineer
  • Marc Piscitelli – engineer
  • Allen Sides – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy California except where noted.

  1. Father Along – Mark Andes, Randy California, Ed Cassidy
  2. Atomic Boogie – Mark Andes, Randy California, Ed Cassidy, John Locke
  3. World Eat World Dog – Randy California, Ed Cassidy, John Locke
  4. Stoney Night
  5. Pineapple – John Locke
  6. Colossus
  7. Mega Star – Randy California, John Locke
  8. Phoebe – Mark Andes
  9. Don’t Lock Up Your Door – Mark Andes, Randy California, Ed Cassidy
  10. Once With You – Randy California, John Locke
  11. Diamond Spirit – Mark Andes, Randy California
  12. Nature’s Way

In May 1978.

In May 1978, “Capitol” label released “Welcome Home”, the tenth Carole King album. It was recorded in January 1978 at “Sound Labs” in Hollywood, and was produced by Carole King and Norm Kinney.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, background vocals, string arrangements
  • Robert McEntee – guitar, background vocals
  • Mark Hallman- guitars, background vocals
  • Rob Galloway – bass, background vocals
  • Michael Wooten – drums
  • Miguel Rivera – congas, percussion
  • Richard Hardy – flute, saxophone, clarinet, vocals
  • George Bohanon- trombone, horn arrangement
  • Dick “Slyde” Hyde- trombone
  • Ernie Watts- saxophone
  • Nolan Andrew Smith, Jr – trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Charles Veal, Jr. – concertmaster, violin
  • Israel Baker- violin
  • Frank Foster – violin
  • William H. Henderson – violin
  • Marcia Van Dyke – violin
  • Dorothy Wade – violin
  • John Wittenberg – violin
  • Kenneth Yerke – violin
  • Rollice Dale – viola
  • Denyse Buffum – viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Ronald Cooper – cello
  • The Trio on “Changes” was played by Charles Veal, Rollice Dale, Dennis Karmazyn
  • Bob Harrington – hammer dulcimer
  • Anne Golia – tamboura
  • Georgia Kelly – harp
  • Rick Evers – cowbell
  • Carole King, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Richard Hardy, Stephanie Spruill, Alexandra Brown, Ann White – choir
  • Engineered by Norm Kinney, Linda Tyler and Steve Katz
  • Roy Reynolds – photography
  • Roy Kohara and Roy Reynolds – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King except where noted.

  1. Main Street Saturday Night
  2. Sunbird – Carole King, Rick Evers
  3. Venusian Diamond – Carole King, Rick Evers, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Robb Galloway, Miguel Rivera, Richard Hardy, Michael Wooten
  4. Changes
  5. Morning Sun
  6. Disco Tech – Carole King, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Robb Galloway, Miguel Rivera, Michael Wooten, Richard Hardy
  7. Wings of Love – Carole King, Rick Evers
  8. Ride the Music
  9. Everybody’s Got the Spirit
  10. Welcome Home