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In December 1971.

In December 1971, “MGM” label released “Guilty!” album by Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon. It was recorded  July – September, 1971 at “MGM Studios”, “Wally Heider Studios”, “John Phillips Studio” and with the “Far Out Mobile Unit”, and was produced by  Jerry Goldstein and Eric Burdon.


  • Eric Burdon – vocals, design
  • Jimmy Witherspoon – vocals
  • Howard Scott, John Sterling – guitar
  • B. Dickerson, Kim Kesterson – bass
  • Lonnie Jordan, Terry Ryan – piano, organ
  • George Suranovich, Harold Brown – drums
  • Papa Dee Allen – congas
  • Bob Mercereau, Lee Oskar – harmonica
  • Charles Miller – tenor saxophone
  • Chris Huston, George Koch, Richard Moore, Stan Agol – engineers

Track listing:

  1. I’ve Been Driftin’ / Once Upon a Time – Jimmy Witherspoon, Eric Burdon
  2. Steam Roller – James Taylor
  3. The Laws Must Change – John Mayall
  4. Have Mercy Judge – Chuck Berry
  5. Going Down Slow – Louis Jimmy Oden
  6. Soledad – Eric Burdon, John Sterling
  7. Home Dream – Eric Burdon
  8. Wicked, Wicked Man – Eric Burdon
  9. Headin’ for Home – Eric Burdon, John Sterling, Kim Kesterson
  10. The Time Has Come – Jimmy Witherspoon, Teddy Edwards

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Capitol” label released “Stop” the second Eric Burdon Band album. It was recorded 1971-1973, at “Far Out Studios” in San Francisco, and “Dieter Dierks Studios” in Cologne Germany, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein and John Sterling.


  • Eric Burdon – lead vocals
  • Kim Kesterson, Randy Rice – bass
  • John Sterling, Aalon Butler – guitar
  • Terry Ryan – keyboards
  • Alvin Taylor, George Suranovich – drums
  • Moses Wheelock, Alvin Taylor – percussion
  • Recording engineers: Chris Huston, Dieter Dierks
  • Remix engineers: Chris Huston, Ed Barton
  • Album design, design concept: Thomas Warkentin, Jerry Goldstein, Bob Weiner
  • Illustration: Thomas Warkentin (from photo by Jim Newport)

Track listing:

  1. City Boy – Eric Burdon, John Sterling
  2. Gotta Get it On – John Sterling, Peter Hodgson
  3. The Man – John Sterling, Jay Mitthauer, Terry Ryan
  4. I’m Lookin’ Up – John Sterling, Kim Kesterson
  5. Rainbow – Eric Burdon, Kim Kesterson, Billy Ray Morris
  6. All I Do – Eric Burdon, Kim Kesterson, John Sterling
  7. Funky Fever – Terry Ryan, John Sterling
  8. Be Mine – John Sterling
  9. The Way it Should Be – John Sterling
  10. Stop – John Sterling, Kim Kesterson, Robert Haney

In December 1970.


In December 1970, “Blue Thumb Records” released “False Start”, the sixth Love album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Arthur Lee.


  • Arthur Lee: rhythm guitar, piano, harmonica, vocal
  • Gary Rowles: lead guitar
  • Frank Fayad: bass
  • George Suranovich: drums
  • Nooney Rickett: rhythm guitar, backing vocal
  • Jimi Hendrix: lead guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Arthur Lee.

  1. The Everlasting First – arranged by Jimi Hendrix and Arthur Lee
  2. Flying
  3. Gimi a Little Break
  4. Stand Out
  5. Keep On Shining
  6. Anytime
  7. Slick Dick
  8. Love Is Coming
  9. Feel Daddy Feel Good
  10. Ride That Vibration


In December 1969.


In December 1969, “Blue Thumb Records” label released “Out Here”, the fifth Love album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Arthur Lee.


  • Arthur Lee- rhythm guitar, harmonica, piano, organ, vocal
  • Jay Donnellan- lead guitar
  • Frank Fayad- bass
  • George Suranovich- drums
  • Paul Martin- lead guitar
  • Gary Rowles- lead guitar
  • Drachen Theaker– drums
  • Jim Hobson- organ, piano
  • George Gaal, Arthur Lee – engineers
  • Burt Shonberg- album cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Arthur Lee, except where noted.

  1. I’ll Pray for You
  2. Abalony
  3. Signed D.C.
  4. Listen to My Song
  5. I’m Down
  6. Stand Out
  7. Discharged
  8. Doggone
  9. I Still Wonder – Jay Donnellan, Arthur Lee
  10. Love Is More Than Words or Better Late Than Never
  11. Nice to Be
  12. Car Lights On in the Daytime Blues
  13. Run to the Top
  14. Willow Willow
  15. Instra-Mental
  16. You Are Something
  17. Gather ‘Round