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In April 1973.

In April 1973, “Hi” label released “Call Me”, the sixth Al Green album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Royal Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Willie Mitchell and Al Green. In 2003, “VH1” TV network ranked it at number 70 on the list of the  “Greatest Albums of All Time”; the same year “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 289 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Donna Rhodes – background vocals
  • Sandra Rhodes – background vocals
  • Archie Turner – piano
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Charles Chalmers – background vocals, horn arrangements
  • Howard Grimes– drums
  • Jack Hale, Sr. – trombone
  • Charles Hodges– organ, piano
  • Leroy Hodges– bass
  • Mabon “Teenie” Hodges– guitar
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Ed Logan – tenor saxophone
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • The Memphis Strings – strings
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Bud O’Shea – executive producer
  • Willie Mitchell– engineer
  • Eli Okun – executive producer
  • Cheryl Pawelski– assistant producer
  • Kathy Kinslow – assistant producer
  • Charles Levan – assistant producer
  • Margaret Goldfarb – assistant producer
  • Robert Gordon – liner notes
  • Jim Cummins – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green; except where noted.

  1. Call Me (Come Back Home) – Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. Willie Mitchell
  2. Have You Been Making Out O.K.
  3. Stand Up
  4. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams
  5. Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun
  6. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) – Al Green, Teenie Hodges
  7. Funny How Time Slips Away – Willie Nelson
  8. You Ought to Be With Me – Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. Willie Mitchell
  9. Jesus Is Waiting

 

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In February 1970.

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In February 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “Sweet Baby James”, the second James Taylor studio album. It was recorded in December 1969, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Sweet Baby James” at number 103 on its list of the “Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2003 the TV network “VH1” named  the album the 77th greatest album of all time. “Sweet Baby James” was certified 3 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor— guitar, vocals
  • Jack Bielan —brass
  • Chris Darrow —fiddle, violin
  • Carole King— piano, vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar— guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums
  • John London— bass
  • Randy Meisner— bass
  • Red Rhodes— steel guitar
  • Bobby West —double bass

Tracks listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Sweet Baby James
  2. Lo and Behold
  3. Sunny Skies
  4. Steamroller
  5. Country Road
  6. Oh, Susanna – Stephen Foster
  7. Fire and Rain
  8. Blossom
  9. Anywhere Like Heaven
  10. Oh Baby, Don’t You Loose Your Lip on Me
  11. Suite for 20 G

 

On September 19, 1970.

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On September 19, 1970, “Reprise” label released “After the Gold Rush”, the third Neil Young studio album. It was recorded 1969 – June 1970, at “Sunset Sound” in Hollywood; “Sound City”; “Van Nuys” in Los Angeles, and “Redwood Studios” in Topanga, California, and was produced by Neil Young, David Briggs and Kendall Pacios. In 1998, “Q”  magazine readers voted “After the Gold Rush” the 89th greatest album of all time. In 2003, Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 71 on its list of the “500 Greatest Album of All Time”. In 2003, “NME” magazine ranked “After the Gold Rush” at number 80 of the list of the “Greatest Albums of All Time. In 1986, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”, and 2 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI” in 2004.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young— guitar, piano, harmonica, vibes, lead vocals
  • Danny Whitten— guitar, vocals
  • Nils Lofgren— guitar, piano, vocals
  • Jack Nitzsche— piano
  • Billy Talbot— bass
  • Greg Reeves— bass
  • Ralph Molina— drums, vocals
  • Stephen Stills— vocals
  • Bill Peterson — flugelhorn

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young except where noted.

  1. Tell Me Why
  2. After the Gold Rush
  3. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  4. Southern Man
  5. Till the Morning Comes
  6. Oh, Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
  7. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
  8. Birds
  9. When You Dance I Can Really Love
  10. I Believe in You
  11. Cripple Creek Ferry

 

On June 4, 1984.

Born in the USA

On June 4, 1984, “Columbia” label released “Born in the U.S.A.”, the seventh Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded January 1982 – March 1984, at “The Power Station” and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt. With total sale of over 30 million copies worldwide, “Born in the U.S.A.” is Springsteen commercially most successful album and one of the highest-selling albums ever. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 85 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”. In 2013, “NME” magazine ranked it at number 428 on its list album of the “Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Roy Bittan– piano, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone, percussion, background vocals
  • Danny Federici– organ, glockenspiel, piano
  • Garry Tallent– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Steven Van Zandt– acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmony vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums, background vocals
  • Richie “La Bamba” Rosenberg– background vocals
  • Ruth Davis – background vocals

Track listing

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. Born in the U.S.A.
  2. Cover Me
  3. Darlington Country
  4. Working on the Highway
  5. Downbound Train
  6. I’m on Fire
  7. No Surrender
  8. Bobby Jean
  9. I’m goin’ Down
  10. Glory Days
  11. Dancing in the Dark
  12. My Hometown