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On July 11, 1975.

On July 11, 1975, “Threshold” and “Decca” labels released “From Mighty Oaks” the debut Ray Thomas album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by Ray Thomas and Derek Varnals.

Personnel:

  •  Ray Thomas – lead and backing vocals, flute, bass flute, harmonica
  • Richard Hewson– orchestral arranger, conductor
  • J. Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Nicky James – backing vocals, percussion
  • John Jones – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Trevor Jones – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Moran– keyboards
  • Dave Potts – drums, percussion
  • Mike Silver– acoustic guitar, backing vocal
  • Derek Varnals – recording engineer
  • Dave Baker – 2nd engineer
  • Phil Travers – illustration, design
  • Graham Hughes – photography
  • Mike Pulland – photography

Track listing:

  1. From Mighty Oaks – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  2. Hey Mama Life – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  3. Play It Again – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  4. Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues – Nicky James
  5. High Above My Head – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  6. Love Is the Key – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  7. You Make Me Feel Alright – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  8. Adam and I – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  9. I Wish We Could Fly – Ray Thomas

 

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In February 1984.

In February 1984, “Atlantic” label released “Parting Should Be Painless”, the fifth Roger Daltrey studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Mike Thorne.

Personnel:

  • Roger Daltrey – leadand background vocals; harmonica
  • Chris Spedding– guitars
  • Mick Gallagher– keyboards
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Norman Watt-Roy– bass guitar
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Mike Thorne– synthesizers
  • Robert Medici – marimba
  • David Tofani – clarinet
  • Billy Nicholls– backing vocals
  • James Biondolillo – string and horn arrangements
  • Harvey Goldberg, John Brand, Don Wershba, Lincoln Clapp – engineer
  • Graham Hughes – photography

Track listing:

  1. Walking in My Sleep – Jack Green, Leslie Adey
  2. Parting Should Be Painless – Kit Hain
  3. Is There Anybody Out There? – Nicky Chinn, Steve Glen
  4. Would a Stranger Do? – Steve Andrews, Simon Climie
  5. Going Strong – Bryan Ferry
  6. Looking for You – Kit Hain
  7. Somebody Told Me – Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
  8. One Day – Gerald Milne
  9. How Does the Cold Wind Cry – Colin Towns
  10. Don’t Wait on the Stairs – Steve Swindells

In November 1975.

In November 1975,  “Island” label released “Pressure Drop”, the second Robert Palmer studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Blue Seas Studio” in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and was produced by Steve Smith.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals, percussion
  • Lowell George– guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Payne– keyboards
  • Paul Barrere– guitar, backing vocals
  • Richie Hayward– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Kenny Gradney, James Jamerson– bass
  • Ed Greene– drums, percussion
  • Jean Alain Roussel– clavinet, keyboards, Hammond B-3
  • Gordon DeWitty – clavinet
  • Gene Page– strings
  • The Muscle Shoals Horns– horns
  • Mel Collins– saxophones, flute
  • Mongezi Feza– trumpet, flageolet
  • Ray Allen – trombone
  • Vicki Brown, Fran Tate, Sam Clayton – backing vocals
  • David Snell – harp
  • Joe Brown– banjo
  • Steve York – harmonica
  • Martin Frye – tuba
  • Phill Brown– engineering
  • Graham Hughes – cover concept, design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Give Me an Inch
  2. Work to Make It Work
  3. Back in My Arms
  4. River Boat – Allen Toussaint
  5. Pressure Drop – Frederick Hibbert
  6. Here with You Tonight – Robert Palmer, Pete Gage
  7. Trouble – Lowell George
  8. Fine Time
  9. Which of Us Is the Fool

In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Island” label released “Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley”, the debut Robert Palmer solo album. It was recorded in 1974, in New York, New Orleans and at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, and was produced by Steve Smith.

  • Robert Palmer – vocals
  • Vicki Brown– backing vocals
  • Mongezi Feza – flageolet, horns
  • Art Neville– keyboards
  • Leo Nocentelli– guitar
  • George Porter, Jr.– bass
  • Joseph Modeliste– drums
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Lowell George– slide guitar, guitar
  • Cornell Dupree– guitar
  • Richard Tee– piano
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Bernard Purdie– drums
  • Jim Mullen– guitar
  • Jody Linscott– percussion
  • Steve York – harmonica solo
  • Steve Winwood– piano
  • Phill Brown– engineering, mixing
  • Ken Laxton – engineering
  • Alan Varner – engineering
  • Rhett Davies– engineering
  • Graham Hughes – artwork, cover photography

Track listing:

All songs by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Sailing Shoes – Lowell George
  2. Hey Julia
  3. Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley – Allen Toussaint
  4. Get Outside
  5. Blackmail – Robert Palmer, Lowell George
  6. How Much Fun
  7. From a Whisper to a Scream – Allen Toussaint
  8. Through It All There’s You

 

In June 1979.

In June 1979, “Island” label released “Secrets”, the fifth Robert Palmer album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Compass Point Studios” in New Providence, Bahamas, and was produced by Robert Palmer.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals
  • Pierre Brock – bass
  • Dony Wynn – drums
  • Kenny Mazur – guitar
  • Steve Robbins – keyboards
  • Jack Waldman– keyboards
  • Karl Pitterson– engineer, mix
  • Benjamin Armbrister, Kendall Stubbs – assistant engineers
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Susan Palmer – cover concept, design
  • Graham Hughes – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) – Moon Martin
  2. Too Good to Be True
  3. Can We Still Be Friends – Todd Rundgren
  4. In Walks Love Again
  5. Mean Ol’ World – Andy Fraser
  6. Love Stop – John David
  7. Jealous – Jo Allen
  8. Under Suspicion – Dennis Linde, Alan Rush
  9. Woman You’re Wonderful – Jo Allen, Robert Palmer
  10. What’s It Take?
  11. Remember to Remember

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Bronze” label released “Wonderworld”, the seventh Uriah Heep album. It was recorded January–March, 1974 at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Gerry Bron.

Personnel:

  • Ken Hensley– organ, guitar, vocals
  • David Byron– vocals
  • Mick Box– lead guitar
  • Gary Thain– bass
  • Lee Kerslake– drums
  • Jose Gabriel – synthetizers
  • Peter Gallen – recording engineer
  • Hans Menzel – engineer
  • Macki– engineer
  • Michael Gibbs- orchestral arrangements
  • Graham Hughes – photography, concept
  • Harry Moss – cutting engineer

Tracks listing:

  1. Wonderworld – Ken Hensley
  2. Suicidal Man – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  3. The Shadows and the Wind – Ken Hensley
  4. So Tired – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  5. The Easy Road – Ken Hensley
  6. Something or Nothing – Mick Box, Ken Hensley, GaryThain
  7. I Won’t Mind – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  8. We Got We – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake, Gary Thain
  9. Dreams – Mick Box, David Byron, Ken Hensley

In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Track” label released “Smash Your Head Against the Wall”, the debut John Entwistle solo album. It was recorded November 1970 – January 1971, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Entwistle. It was the first solo album by any Who member.

Personnel:

  • John Entwistle– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar,  brass,  percussion, piano, keyboards, organ, flugelhorn, cover art concept
  • Neil Innes– percussion, backing vocals
  • Dave “Cyrano” Langston – electricand acoustic guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Keith Moon– percussion, backing vocals
  • Greg Ridley– bass
  • Jerry Shirley– drums, percussion
  • Vivian Stanshall– percussion
  • Graham Hughes – cover art concept, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Entwistle.

  1. My Size
  2. Pick Me Up (Big Chicken)
  3. What Are We Doing Here?
  4. What Kind of People Are They?
  5. Heaven and Hell
  6. Ted End
  7. You’re Mine
  8. 29 (Eternal Youth)
  9. I Believe in Everything