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In August 1967.

In August 1967, “Reprise” label released “Underground”, the second Electric Prunes studio album. It was recorded in 1967, at “American Recording Co”, and was produced by Dave Hassinger.

Personnel:

  • James Lowe – vocals, autoharp, harmonica
  • Ken Williams – lead guitar, effects
  • James “Weasel” Spagnola – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Mark Tulin – bass, organ, piano
  • Michael “Quint” Weakley – drums
  • Dave Hassinger– liner notes
  • Richie Podolor, Bill Cooper – engineer
  • Ed Thrasher– art director
  • Tom Tucker– photography

Track listing:

  1. The Great Banana Hoax – James Lowe, Mark Tulin
  2. Children of Rain – Goodie Williams, Ken Williams
  3. Wind-Up Toys – James Lowe, Mark Tulin
  4. Antique Doll – Nancy Mantz, Annette Tucker
  5. It’s Not Fair – James Lowe, Mark Tulin
  6. I Happen to Love You – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  7. Do-Good – Mantz, Tucker
  8. I – Mantz, Tucker
  9. Hideaway – James Lowe, Mark Tulin
  10. Big City – Johnny Walsh, Dan Walsh
  11. Captain Glory – James Lowe
  12. Long Day’s Flight – Michael “Quint” Weakley, Don Yorty

 

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In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Columbia” label released “Blood, Sweat & Tears 3”, the third Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Bobby Colomby and Roy Halee.

Personnel:

  • David Clayton-Thomas- lead vocals
  • Fred Lipsius- alto saxophone, piano, backing vocals, electric piano, music box
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Chuck Winfield- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jerry Hyman- trombone, bass trombone, recorder
  • Steve Katz- guitar, lead vocals, harmonica
  • Dick Halligan- organ, backing vocals, piano, electric piano, harpsichord, celeste, trombone, flute, alto flute, baritone horn
  • Jim Fielder- bass
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Engineers: Roy Halee, Lou Waxman, Robert Honablue
  • Arrangers: David Clayton-Thomas, Bobby Colomby, Jim Fielder, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius
  • Design: John Berg
  • Photography: Lee Friedlander, Melissa Katz, Fred Lombardi

Track listing:

  1. Hi-De-Ho – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  2. The Battle – Dick Halligan, Steve Katz
  3. Lucretia MacEvil – David Clayton-Thomas
  4. Lucretia’s Reprise – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  5. Fire and Rain – James Taylor
  6. Lonesome Suzie – Richard Manuel
  7. Symphony for the Devil – Dick Halligan / Sympathy for the Devil – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  8. He’s a Runner – Laura Nyro
  9. Somethin’ Comin’ On – Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton
  10. 40,000 Headmen – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “Columbia” label released “Flag”, the ninth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded January-March 1979, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor — guitar, vocals
  • Peter Asher— timbales, vocals
  • Dan Dugmore— pedal steel guitar
  • Steve Forman — percussion
  • Don Grolnick— keyboards
  • Danny Kortchmar— guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums, percussion
  • David Lasley— backing vocals
  • Jesse Levy — cello
  • Arif Mardin— strings
  • Arnold McCuller— backing vocals
  • Graham Nash— vocals
  • David Sanborn— saxophone
  • Ralph Schuckett— keyboards
  • Louise Schulmann — viola
  • Carly Simon— vocals
  • Leland Sklar— bass
  • David Spinozza— guitar, strings
  • Alex Taylor— backing vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel— acoustic, electric and slide guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Company Man Johnnie Comes Back
  2. Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. I Will Not Lie for You
  4. Brother Trucker
  5. Is That the Way You Look?
  6. S.U.R. (S.U.C.S.I.M.I.M.)
  7. Rainy Day Man – James Taylor, Zach Wiesner
  8. Millworker
  9. Up on the Roof – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  10. Chanson Française
  11. Sleep Come Free Me

In May 1970.

In May 1970, “Ode” label released “Writer”, the debut Carole King album. It was recorded March-April 1970, at “Crystal Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by John Fischbach.

Personnel:

  • Carole King- piano, vocals, backing vocals, and arrangements
  • Ralph Schuckett- organ
  • John Fischbach – Moog synthesizer
  • James Taylor- acoustic guitar and backing vocals
  • Daniel Kortchmar- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, conga
  • Charles Larkey – Fender bass
  • Joel O’Brien – drums, percussion, vibes
  • Abigale Haness and Delores Hall – backing vocals
  • Andrew Berliner – engineer
  • Gerry Goffin – mixing
  • Guy Webster – cover photograph
  • Tom Neuwirth – liner photographs
  • Rod Dyer, Paul Bruhwiler – layout, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Spaceship Races
  2. No Easy Way Down
  3. Child of Mine
  4. Goin’ Back
  5. To Love
  6. What Have You Got to Lose – lyrics by Toni Stern
  7. Eventually
  8. Raspberry Jam – lyrics by Toni Stern
  9. Can’t You be Real
  10. I Can’t Hear You No More
  11. Sweet Sweetheart
  12. Up on the Roof

In March 1982.

In March 1982, “Atlantic” label released “One to One”, the thirteen Carole King album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Studio South” in Austin, Texas and “Kendun Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Mark Hallman and Carole King. The album was accompanied by concert video featuring on-camera comments by Carole King, live performances from “One to One” studio album, and some of her best-known songs from previous LP’s.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, piano
  • Mark Hallman- guitar, harmonica, background vocals
  • Reese Wynans- keyboards
  • Danny Kortchmar- guitar
  • Robert McEntee – guitar
  • Eric Johnson- guitar, Fender Rhodes
  • Charles Larkey – bass
  • Steve Meador – drums
  • Christopher Dennis – percussion
  • Richard Hardy – flute, saxophone
  • Louise Goffin- background vocals
  • Engineered by Chet Himes, James Tuttle

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King except where noted.

  1. One to One – Carole King, Cynthia Weil
  2. It’s a War
  3. Lookin’ Out for Number One
  4. Life Without Love – Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin, Warren Pash
  5. Golden Man
  6. Read Between the Lines
  7. (Love Is Like A) Boomerang
  8. Goat Annie
  9. Someone You Never Met Before – Louise Goffin, Carole King
  10. Little Prince

 

On August 15, 1975.

Atlantic Crossing

On August 15, 1975, “Riva” label released “Atlantic Crossing”, the sixth Rod Stewart album. It was recorded .April-June 1975, at “A&R” in New York; “Criteria” in Miami; “Wally Heider” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Dowd. The album was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart – vocals
  • Pete Carr- acoustic guitar and electric guitar
  • Jesse Ed Davis- guitars
  • Steve Cropper- guitars
  • Fred Tackett, guitars
  • Jimmy Johnson- guitars
  • Barry Beckett- keyboards
  • Albhy Galuten- keyboards
  • Booker T. Jones- Hammond organ
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass
  • Lee Sklar- bass
  • Bob Glaub- bass
  • David Hood- bass
  • David Lindley- mandolin, violin
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • Roger Hawkins- drums
  • Nigel Olsson- drums
  • Willie Correa- drums
  • The Memphis Horns- trumpet, trombone, saxophone
  • Cindy & Bob Singers, The Pets & The Clappers – backing vocals
  • String arrangements byArif Mardin and James Mitchell

Track listing:

  1. Three Time Loser – Rod Stewart
  2. Alright for an Hour – Rod Stewart, Jesse Ed Davis
  3. All in the Name of Rock ‘N’ Roll – Rod Stewart
  4. Drift Away – Mentor Williams
  5. Stone Cold Sober – Rod Stewart, Steve Cropper
  6. I Don’t Want to Talk About It – Danny Whitten
  7. It’s Not The Spotlight – Barry Goldberg, Gerry Goffin
  8. This Old Heart of Mine – Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, Sylvia Moy
  9. Still Love You – Rod Stewart
  10. Sailing – Gavin Sutherland

On March 22, 1963.

Please_please_me

On March 22, 1963, “Parlaphone” label released “Please Please Me”, the debut Beatles studio album.It was recorded 11 September, 26 November 1962, 11, 20 February 1963, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin.The album was released as a mono LP, the stereo version was released on April 26, same year. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Please Please Me” at number 39 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” “Rolling Stone” also ranked two songs from the album on its list of “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” – No. 140, “I Saw Her Standing There”, and No. 186, “Please Please Me”.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon– lead vocals, background vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, hand claps
  • Paul McCartney– lead vocals, background vocals, bass guitar, hand claps
  • George Harrison– background vocals, lead vocals on “Chains” and “Do You Want to Know a Secret”, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, hand claps
  • Ringo Starr– drums, tambourine, maracas, hand claps, lead vocals on “Boys”
  • George Martin– producer, mixer, additional arrangements, piano on “Misery”, celesta
  • Norman Smith– audio engineer, mixer
  • Andy White– drums on “Love Me Do”, percussion on “P.S. I Love You”

Track listing:

All tracks by McCartney–Lennon, except where noted.

  1. I Saw Her Standing There
  2. Misery
  3. Anna (Go to Him) – Arthur Alexander
  4. Chains – Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  5. Boys – Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell
  6. Ask Me Why
  7. Please Please Me
  8. Love Me Do
  9. P. S. I Love You
  10. Baby It’s You – Mack David, Barney Williams, Burt Bacharach
  11. Do You Want to Know a Secret?
  12. A Taste of Honey – Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow
  13. There’s a Place
  14. Twist and Shout – Phil Medley, Bert Russell