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In July 1975.

In July 1975, “ABC” label released “Head Over Heels”, the ninth Poco studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Mark Henry Harman, Paul Cotton, Rusty Young, Timothy B. Schmit and George Grantham.


  • Paul Cotton- guitar, vocals
  • Rusty Young- steel guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Timothy B. Schmit- bass, vocals
  • George Grantham- drums, vocals
  • Donald Fagen– synthesizer
  • Victor Feldman– percussion
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Al Garth– violin
  • Mark Henry Harman– keyboards, piano, cello, recording engineer
  • Jimmie Haskell– strings
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Garth Hudson– keyboards
  • Michael Von Verdick– vocals

Track listing:

  1. Keep on Tryin’ -Timothy B. Schmit
  2. Lovin’ Arms – Rusty Young
  3. Let Me Turn Back to You – Paul Cotton
  4. Makin’ Love – Rusty Young
  5. Down in the Quarter – Paul Cotton
  6. Sittin’ on a Fence – Rusty Young
  7. Georgia, Bind My Ties – Paul Cotton
  8. Us – Rusty Young
  9. Flyin’ Solo – Timothy B. Schmit, Jacob Otis Brennan
  10. Dallas – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
  11. I’ll Be Back Again – Timothy B. Schmit

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Asylum” label released “El Rayo-X”, the debut David Lindley album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Record One” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jackson Browne and Greg Ladanyi.


  • David Lindley – bass, fiddle, guitar, violin, guitars, vocals, whistle, bandurria, divan saz
  • Curt Bouterse – hammer dulcimer
  • Jackson Browne- vocals
  • Jorge Calderón- vocals
  • Bob Glaub- bass
  • Garth Hudson- horn, keyboards
  • Greg Ladanyi- engineer
  • Reggie McBride – bass
  • Bill Payne- organ, keyboards
  • Doug Sax- mastering
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith- organ, keyboards
  • Gloria Von Jansky – lettering
  • Jimmy Wachtel- art direction, design
  • Ian Wallace- drums
  • George Ybara – assistant
  • George “Ras Baboo” Pierre – percussion, timbales, vocals, accordion

Track listing:

  1. She Took Off My Romeos – Bob “Frizz” Fuller
  2. Bye Bye Love – Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant
  3. Mercury Blues – C. Douglas, Bob Geddins
  4. Quarter of a Man – Bob “Frizz” Fuller
  5. Ain’t No Way – Bob “Frizz” Fuller
  6. Twist and Shout – Phil Medley, Bert Russell
  7. El Rayo-X – Jorge Calderón, David Lindley
  8. Your Old Lady – Elmo Glick, O’Kelly Isley, King Curtis
  9. Don’t Look Back – Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
  10. Petit Fleur – Solomon Feldthouse, Nancy Lindley
  11. Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas and the Sinus Blues – Huey “Piano” Smith
  12. Pay the Man – David Lindley, George “Baboo” Pierre

On October 15, 1973.


On October 15, 1973, “Capitol” label released “Moondog Matinee” the fifth The Band studio album. It was recorded March–June 1973, at “Bearsville Sound Studios” in Bearsville, New York; “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by The Band. The album consists entirely of cover songs.


  • Rick Danko- bass guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Levon Helm- drums, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Garth Hudson- organ, piano, accordion, synthesizer, clavinet,  tenor saxophone
  • Richard Manuel- acoustic and electric piano, drums, vocals
  • Robbie Robertson– guitars
  • Billy Mundi- drums
  • Ben Keith- pedal steel guitar
  • Mark Harman – engineer
  • Jay Ranellucci – engineer
  • John Wilson – engineer
  • Edward Kasper – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Ain’t Got No Home – Clarence “Frogman” Henry
  2. Holy Cow – Allen Toussaint
  3. Share Your Love (With Me) – Deadric Malone, Alfred Braggs
  4. Mystery Train – Junior Parker, Sam Phillips
  5. Third Man Theme – Anton Karas
  6. Promised Land – Chuck Berry
  7. The Great Pretender – Buck Ram
  8. I’m Ready – Fats Domino, Al Lewis, Sylvester Bradford
  9. Saved – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  10. A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke

On September 29, 1998.


On September 29, 1998, “V2” label released “Deserter’s Songs” the fourth Mercury Rev studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Tarbox Road Studios”; “NRS Studios”’ “Six Hours Studios”, and was produced by Dave Fridmann and Jonathan Donahue. In 1998, “NME” magazine named “Deserter’s Songs” album of the year.


  • Jonathan Donahue– vocals, acoustic guitar, chamberlin strings
  • Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiak– guitar reels, vocals, woodwinds
  • Jimy Chambers – clavinet, harpsichord, drums
  • Dave Fridmann– piano, bass, mellotron, backing vocals
  • Suzanne Thorpe – flutes
  • Adam Snyder – B3, Mellotron, wurlitzer
  • Levon Helm– drums
  • Garth Hudson– tenor & alto sax
  • Amy Helm & Marie Spinosa – female vox and whistling
  • Mary Gavazzi Fridmann – female soprano
  • Jeff Mercel – drums
  • Joel Eckhouse – Musical saw
  • Rachel Handman – violins
  • Matt Jordan – flugelhorns
  • Jim Burgess – trombones
  • Aaron Hurwitz – piano
  • Scott Petito – upright electric bass
  • Garrett Uhlenbrock– slide guitar

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jonathan Donahue, except “Hudson Line” by Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiak, and “Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp” by Jimy Chambers. All music by Jonathan Donahue and Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiak.

  1. Holes
  2. Tonite It Shows
  3. Endlessly
  4. I Collect Coins
  5. Opus 40
  6. Hudson Line
  7. The Happy End (The Drunk Room)
  8. Goddess on a Hiway
  9. The Funny Bird
  10. Pick Up If You’re There
  11. Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp


On August 17, 1970.

Stage Fright

On August 17, 1970, “Capitol” label released “Stage Fright”, the third Band studio album. It was recorded May–June 1970, at “Woodstock Playhouse” in Woodstock, New York, and was produced by The Band.


  • Rick Danko– bass, fiddle, vocals
  • Levon Helm– drums, guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Garth Hudson– organ, electric piano, accordion, tenor saxophone
  • Richard Manuel– piano, organ, drums, clavinet, vocals
  • Robbie Robertson– guitars, autoharp
  • John Simon– baritone saxophone
  • Todd Rundgren– mixing, recording engineer
  • Glyn Johns– mixing engineer

Track listing:

  1. Strawberry Wine – Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson
  2. Sleeping – Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel
  3. Time to Kill – Robbie Robertson
  4. Just Another Whistle Stop – Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel
  5. All La Glory – Robbie Robertson
  6. The Shape I’m In – Robbie Robertson
  7. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show – Robbie Robertson
  8. Daniel and the Sacred Harp – Robbie Robertson
  9. Stage Fright – Robbie Robertson
  10. The Rumor – Robbie Robertson

On July 1, 1968.

Music from Big Pink

On July 1, 1968, “Capitol” label released “Music from Big Pink”, the debut Band studio album. It was recorded in 1968, in Los Angeles and New York, and was produced by John Simon. The album cover illustration was by Bob Dylan.


  • Rick Danko— bass guitar, fiddle, vocals
  • Levon Helm— drums, tambourine, vocals
  • Garth Hudson— electronic organ, piano, clavinet, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Richard Manuel— piano, organ, drums, vocals
  • Jaime Robbie Robertson— electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
  • John Simon— baritone horn, tenor saxophone, piano

Track listing

  1. Tears of Rage – Bob Dylan, Richard Manuel
  2. To Kingdom Come – Robbie Robertson
  3. In a Station – Richard Manuel
  4. Caledonia Mission – Robbie Robertson
  5. The Weight – Robbie Robertson
  6. We Can Talk – Richard Manuel
  7. Long Black Veil – Marijohn Wilki, Danny Dill
  8. Chest Fever – Robbie Robertson
  9. Lonesome Suzie – Richard Manuel
  10. This Wheels of Fire – Bob Dylan, Rick Danko
  11. I Shall be Released – Bob Dylan


On February 27, 1996.


On February 27, 1996, “Rhino” label released “High on the Hog”, the ninth Band studio album. “High on the Hog” was recorded in 1995; except “Ramble Jungle”, 1990/1991 and 1995, and “She Knows”, January 19, 1986, and was produced by  Aaron Hurwitz and Garth Hudson.


  • Rick Danko– acoustic and electric bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Levon Helm– drums, bass guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Garth Hudson– keyboards, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass saxophone, accordion, organ, trumpet, vocals
  • Richard Manuel– piano and vocals
  • Jim Weider– guitars, bass guitar
  • Randy Ciarlante– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Richard Bell– piano, keyboards, keyboard bass, horns
  • Tom Malone– trombone, trumpet and baritone saxophone
  • Ron Finck– tenor saxophone and flute
  • Howard Johnson– baritone saxophone
  • Blondie Chaplin– acoustic guitar and vocals
  • Colin Linden– acoustic guitar
  • Larry Packer– violin and viola
  • Frank Luther– string bass
  • Jason Myles– harp emulation and programming
  • Champion Jack Dupree– vocals
  • Kenn Lending– guitar
  • Rob Leon– bass guitar
  • Maud Hudson– backing vocals
  • Marie Spinosa– backing vocals
  • Ian Kimmett– backing vocals
  • Horns arranged by Garth Hudson, Richard Bell, Levon Helm, Aaron Hurwitzand Tom Malone

Track listing:

  1. Stand Up – Bruce Channel, Sonny Throckmorton and Ricky Ray Rector
  2. Back to Memphis – Johnnie Johnson,  Kenney, M. Orr, G. Martin, F. Young, R. Young
  3. Where I Should Always Be – Blondie Chapin
  4. Free Your Mind – Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy
  5. Forever Young – Bob Dylan
  6. The High Price of Love – Jules Shear and Stan Szelest
  7. Crazy Mama – J.J. Cale
  8. I Must Love You Too Much – Bob Dylan and Helena Springs
  9. She Knows – James Griffin and Robb Royer
  10. Ramble Jungle – Randy Ciarlante, Jack Dupree, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Rob Leon and Jim Weider