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On September 26, 1974.

On September 26, 1974, “Apple” label released “Walls and Bridges”, the fifth John Lennon studio album. It was recorded July – August 1974, at “Record Plant East” in New York City, and was produced by John Lennon.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm, acoustic and lead guitar, piano, whistling, percussion, arrangements
  • Ken Ascher– piano, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, mellotron
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Arthur Jenkins– percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Klaus Voormann– bass guitar
  • Bobby Keys– tenor saxophone
  • Jesse Ed Davis– lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Eddie Mottau– acoustic guitar
  • The Philharmonic Orchestrange– arranged and conducted by Ken Ascher
  • Little Big Horns – Ron Aprea(alto saxophone), Bobby Keys (tenor saxophone), Frank Vicari (tenor saxophone), Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone), Steve Madaio (trumpet)
  • Julian Lennon– drums
  • Elton John– piano, Hammond organ, harmony background vocals
  • Harry Nilsson– backing vocals
  • The 44th Street Fairies: Joey Dambra, Lori Burton, May Pang – background vocals
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer
  • Jimmy Iovine– overdub engineer
  • Roy Cicala– remix engineer
  • May Pang – production coordinator
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • Bob Gruen– photography

Track listing:

All by John Lennon, except where noted.

 Going Down on Love

  1. Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
  2. Old Dirt Road – John Lennon, Harry Nilsson
  3. What You Got
  4. Bless You
  5. Scare
  6. #9 Dream
  7. Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)
  8. Steel and Glass
  9. Beef Jerky
  10. Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down and Out)
  11. Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy

 

On June 9, 1997.

On June 9, 1977, “Atlantic” label released “Monkey Island”, the seventh J. Geils Band album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Peter Wolf, J. Geils, Magic Dick, Seth Justan, Danny Klein and Stephen Bladd.

Personnel:

  • Peter Wolf- lead vocals
  • Geils- guitar
  • Magic Dick- harmonica
  • Seth Justman- keyboards
  • Danny Klein- bass
  • Stephen Bladd – drums
  • Michelle Cobbs – background vocals
  • Evette Benton – background vocals
  • Cissy Houston- background vocals
  • Barbara Ingram- background vocals
  • Theresa Reed – background vocals
  • Diane Sumler – background vocals
  • Harriet Tharpe – background vocals
  • Luther Vandross- background vocals
  • Michael Brecker- tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Ronnie Cuber– saxophone
  • Lew Del Gatto – saxophone
  • Arif Mardin- strings conductor
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Frank Vicari– saxophone
  • David Thoener – engineer
  • Jay Krugman, Rod O’Brien, Corky Stasiak – assistant engineer
  • David Thoener – mixing
  • George Marino – remastering
  • Peter Corriston – design
  • Alen MacWeeney – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Wolf and Seth Justman except where noted.

  1. Surrender
  2. You’re the Only One
  3. I Do – Melvin Mason, Johnny Paden, Frank Paden, Alfred Smith, Willie Stephenson
  4. Somebody
  5. I’m Falling
  6. Monkey Island
  7. I’m Not Rough
  8. So Good
  9. Wreckage

 

On April 2, 1975.

On April 2, 1975, “Atlantic” label released the self – titled, second Manhattan Transfer studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Ahmet Ertegün and Tim Hauser.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hauser– vocals, vocal arrangements, arrangements
  • Laurel Massé– vocals, vocal arrangements, tambourine
  • Alan Paul– vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Janis Siegel– vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Michael Brecker– tenor sax solo
  • Mike Rod – tenor sax solo
  • Zoot Sims– tenor sax solo
  • Don Grolnick– piano, electric piano, clavinet
  • Richard Tee– organ, electric piano
  • Murray Weinstock – organ
  • Jerry Friedman – guitar
  • Ira Newborn– guitar, musical director, conductor, arrangements
  • Andy Muson – bass guitar
  • Roy Markowitz – drums
  • Daniel Ben Zebulon – congas
  • Phil Bodner, Wally Kane, Seldon Powell – clarinet
  • Phil Bodner, Jerry Dodgion, George Dorsey, Harvey Estrin, David Sanborn, George Young – alto saxophone
  • Lew Del Gatto, Wally Kane – baritone saxophone
  • Michael Brecker, Seldon Powell, Mike Rod, Frank Vicari – tenor saxophone
  • Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown, Paul Favlise, Mickey Gravine, Quentin Jackson, Alan Raph – trombone
  • Randy Brecker, Mel Davis, Jon Faddis, Marky Markowitz, Bob McCoy, Alan Rubin, Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Lew Hahn – recording and remix engineer
  • Geoffrey Haslsmm Gene Paul – engineers

Track listing:

  1. Tuxedo Junction – Erskine Hawkins, William Johnson, Buddy Feyne, Julian Dash
  2. Sweet Talking Guy – Doug Morris, Elliot Greenberg
  3. Operator – William Spivery- (derived from “Operator, Operator” by Sister Wynona Carr)
  4. Candy – Mack David, Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer
  5. Gloria – Esther Navarro
  6. Clap Your Hands – Ira Newborn, The Manhattan Transfer
  7. That Cat Is High – M. Williams
  8. You Can Depend on Me – Earl Hines, Charles Carpenter
  9. Blue Champagne – Frank Ryerson, Grady Watts, Jimmy Eaton
  10. Java Jive – Milton Drake, Ben Oakland
  11. Occapella – Allen Toussaint
  12. Heart’s Desire – Hugh X. Lewis, George Cox, James Dozier, Ralph Ingram, Bernard Purdie

In September 1978.

In September 1978, “Asylum” label released “Blue Valentine”, the fifth Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded July – August 1978, at “Filmways/Heider Recording” in San Francisco, and was produced by Bones Howe. The girl pictured with Waits on the back cover was Rickie Lee Jones.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits – vocals, electric guitar, piano
  • Ray Crawford, Roland Bautista, Alvin “Shine” Robinson- electric guitar
  • Scott Edwards, Jim Hughart, Byron Miller – bass
  • Da Willie Gonga (George Duke), Harold Battiste- piano
  • Charles Kynard – organ
  • Herbert Hardesty, Frank Vicari- tenor saxophone
  • Rick Lawson, Earl Palmer, Chip White- drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter- congas
  • Bob Alcivar- orchestra

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits, except where noted.

  1. Somewhere” (From West Side Story) – music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
  2. Red Shoes by the Drugstore
  3. Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
  4. Romeo Is Bleeding
  5. $29.00
  6. Wrong Side of the Road
  7. Kentucky Avenue
  8. A Sweet Little Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun
  9. Blue Valentines

 

In September 1977.

In September 1977, “Asylum” label released “Foreign Affairs”, the fourth Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded July – August 1977, and was produced by Bones Howe.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits – piano, vocals
  • Gene Cipriano – clarinetsolos
  • Jim Hughart– bass
  • Shelly Manne– drums
  • Bette Midler– vocals
  • Jack Sheldon– trumpet solos
  • Frank Vicari– tenor saxophone solos

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits, except where noted.

  1. Cinny’s Waltz
  2. Muriel
  3. I Never Talk to Strangers
  4. Medley: Jack & Neal/California, Here I Come – California, Here I Come” by Joseph Meyer, Al Jolsonand Buddy De Sylva
  5. A Sight for Sore Eyes
  6. Potter’s Field – lyrics by Tom Waits, music by Bob Alcivar
  7. Burma-Shave
  8. Barber Shop
  9. Foreign Affair

On June 28, 1974.

James Brown - Hell

On June 28, 1974, “Polydor” label released “Hell”, the 41st James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown: vocal, piano, arranger
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Bob Both – percussion
  • Charlie Brown – guitar
  • Sam T. Brown – guitar
  • Joe Belt – artwork
  • James Buffington – French horn
  • Lyn Collins – vocals
  • Eddie Daniels – reeds
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Pee Wee Ellis – baritone sax
  • Sue Evans – percussion
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Joe Farrell – tenor sax
  • Michael Gipson – trombone
  • Johnny Griggs – congas
  • Tom Harrell – trombone
  • Hilda Harris – background vocals
  • Martha Harvin – background vocals
  • Norman Hunter – photography
  • Alan Leeds – linear notes
  • Ralph McDonald – percussion
  • James Madison – drums
  • Hearlon “Cheese” Martin – guitar
  • Harvey Mason, Sr. – drums
  • David Matthews – arranger, piano
  • Deborah McDuffie – background vocals
  • John Morgan – drums
  • Jimmy Nolen – guitar
  • Isiah “Ike” Oakley – trumpet
  • Jim Parker – alto sax
  • Maceo Parker – alto sax
  • Ted Pettus – art direction
  • Clair Pinckney – tenor sax
  • Chuck Rainey – bass
  • David Sanborn – alto sax
  • Johnny Scotton – background vocals
  • Maretha Stewart – background vocals
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • John Starks – drums
  • Fred Thomas – bass
  • David Tofani – reeds
  • Frank Vicari – tenor sax
  • Fred Wesley – percussion, tambourine, trombone, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown, except where noted.

  1. Coldblooded – James Brown, Pee Wee Ellis
  2. Hell
  3. My Thang
  4. Sayn’ It and Doin’ It
  5. Please, Please, Please (remake) – James Brown, John Terry
  6. When the Saints Go Marchin’ In – traditional
  7. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) – Harry Link, Hot Marvell, Jack Strachey
  8. Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker
  9. A Man Has to Go Back to the Cross Road Before He Finds Himself
  10. Sometime – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  11. I Can’t Stand It ’76′” (Remake of “I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
  12. Lost Someone (remake) – James Brown, Bobby Bird, Lloyd Stallworth
  13. Don’t Tell a Lie about Me and I Won’t Tell the Truth on You – James Brown, J. Maloy Roach
  14. Papa Don’t Take No Mess – Charles Bobbit, James Brown, John Starks, Fred Wesley

On February 17, 1975.

John Lennon-rocknroll

On February 17, 1975, “Apple” label released “Rock ‘n’ Roll”, the sixth John Lennon studio album.  It was recorded October 1973 – October 1974, at “A&M Studios” and “Record Plant Studios”, and was produced by Phil Spector and John Lennon. it is an album of late 1950s and early 1960s songs as covered by John Lennon.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon – guitars, vocals
  • Jesse Ed Davis – guitar
  • Jim Calvert – guitar
  • Eddie Mottau – acoustic guitar
  • José Feliciano – acoustic guitar
  • Michael Hazelwood – acoustic guitar
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar, vocal
  • Leon Russell – keyboards
  • Ken Ascher – keyboards
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Hal Blaine – drums
  • Gary Mallaber – drums
  • Arthur Jenkins – percussion
  • Nino Tempo – saxophone
  • Jeff Barry – horn
  • Barry Mann – horn
  • Bobby Keys – horn
  • Peter Jameson – horn
  • Joseph Temperley – horn
  • Dennis Morouse – horn
  • Frank Vicari – horn

All tracks produced and arranged by John Lennon, except * produced by Phil Spector, and arranged by Spector and Lennon.

  1. Be-Bop-A-Lula – Tex Davis, Gene Vincent
  2. Stand by Me – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King
  3. Medley: Rip It Up/Ready Teddy – Robert ‘Bumps’ Blackwell, John Marascalco
  4. You Can’t Catch Me * – Chuck Berry
  5. Ain’t That a Shame – Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew
  6. Do You Wanna Dance? – Bobby Freeman
  7. Sweet Little Sixteen* – Chuck Berry
  8. Slippin’ and Slidin – Eddie Bocage, Albert Collins, Richard Wayne Penniman, James H. Smith
  9. Peggy Sue – Jerry Allison, Norman Petty, Buddy Holly
  10. Medley: Bring It On Home to Me/Send Me Some Lovin’ – Sam Cooke, John Marascalco, Leo Price
  11. Bony Moronie * – Larry Williams
  12. Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy
  13. Just Because * – Lloyd Price