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In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Song Cycle”, the debut Van Dyke Parks album. It, was recorded in 1967 at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Van Dyke Parks– main performer, vocals
  • Ron Elliott, Dick Rosmini– guitar
  • Misha Goodatieff – violin
  • Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Nicolai Bolin, Vasil Crlenica, William Nadel, Alan Reuss, Leon Stewart, Thomas Tedesco– balalaika
  • Don Bagley, Gregory Bemko, Chuck Berghofer, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Dennis Budimir, Joseph Ditullio, Jesse Ehrlich, Nathan Gershman, Philip Goldberg, Armand Kaproff, William Kurasch, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Orville Rhodes, Trefoni Rizzi, Lyle Ritz, Joseph Saxon, Ralph Schaffer, Leonard Selic, Frederick Seykora, Darrel Terwilliger, Bob West – strings
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Norman Benno, Arthur Briegleb, Vincent DeRosa, George Fields, William Green, James Horn, Richard Hyde, Jay Migliori, Thomas Morgan, Ted Nash, Richard Perissi, Thomas Scott, Thomas Shepard– woodwind
  • Billie J. Barnum, Gerri Engeman, Karen Gunderson, James and Vanessa Hendricks, Durrie and Gaile Parks, Julia E. Rinker, Paul Jay Robbins, Nik Woods – choir
  • Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman, James Gordon, Earl Palmer– percussion
  • Steve Young– folk (“Vine Street” introduction tape)

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Dyke Parks, except where noted.

  1. Vine Street – Randy Newman
  2. Palm Desert
  3. Widow’s Talk
  4. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  5. The All Golden
  6. Van Dyke Parks (Public Domain)
  7. Public Domain
  8. Donovan’s Colours – Donovan Leitch
  9. The Attic
  10. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  11. By the People
  12. Pot Pourri

 

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In September 1976.

In September 1976, “Asylum” label released “Small Change”, the third Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded in July 1976, at “Wally Heider Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bones Howe.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits– vocals, piano
  • Harry Bluestone– violin, concertmaster strings
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • Ed Lustgarten – cello, orchestra manager strings
  • Shelly Manne– drums
  • Lew Tabackin– tenor saxophone
  • Jerry Yester– arranger and conductor of string section

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits.

  1. Tom Traubert’s Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen)
  2. Step Right Up
  3. Jitterbug Boy (Sharing a Curbstone with Chuck E. Weiss, Robert Marchese, Paul Body and The Mug and Artie)
  4. I Wish I Was in New Orleans (In the Ninth Ward)
  5. The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) (An Evening with Pete King)
  6. Invitation to the Blues
  7. Pasties and a G-String (At the Two O’Clock Club)
  8. Bad Liver and a Broken Heart (In Lowell)
  9. The One That Got Away
  10. Small Change (Got Rained on with His Own .38)
  11. I Can’t Wait to Get Off Work (And See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue)

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Reprise” label released the debut, self-titled Randy Newman album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Van Dyke Parks.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano
  • Anthony Terran- trumpet
  • Herb Ellis- guitar
  • Jim Horn- saxophone
  • Plas Johnson- saxophone
  • Larry Knechtel- guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Carol Kaye- bass
  • Al Casey- guitar
  • Milt Bernhart- trombone
  • Mike Deasy- guitar
  • Ron Elliott- guitar
  • Lyle Ritz- bass
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Ray Kelley – cello
  • Ted Nash – saxophone
  • Don Bagley – bass
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Israel Baker- violin
  • Arnold Belnick – violin
  • Harold Bemko – cello
  • Harry Bluestone – violin
  • Samuel Boghossian – viola
  • Gene Cipriano – saxophone
  • Gary Coleman – percussion (including mallets)
  • Jerome Reisler – violin
  • Victor Sazer – cello
  • Ralph Schaeffer – violin
  • Wilbur Schwartz – saxophone
  • Leonard Selic – viola
  • Sid Sharp – violin
  • Tommy Tedesco- guitar
  • Sal Valentino- guitar, vocals
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • Hubert Anderson – percussion (including mallets)
  • Joseph DiFiore – viola
  • William Hinshaw – French horn
  • Thomas Scott – saxophone
  • Harold Ayties – viola? Será?
  • Jesse Emrlich – cello
  • Elizabeth Ershoff – harp
  • David Filerman – cello
  • Gene Garf – piano, organ
  • Jan Hlinka – viola
  • Norman Jeffreis – drums
  • Gordon Pope – saxophone
  • James Rowles – piano
  • Joseph Tullio – cello
  • William Weiss – violin
  • Robert Knight – trombone
  • Nick DeCaro – piano, accordion
  • Frank DeCaro – guitar
  • James A. Decker – French horn
  • David Duke – French horn
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Frederick Seykora – cello
  • James Getzoff – flute
  • Joe Gibbons – guitar
  • William Green – saxophone
  • Richard Hyde- trombone
  • Armand Karpoff – cello
  • Louis Kievman – viola
  • William Kurash – violin
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Don Lanier – guitar
  • Gary LeVant – harmonica
  • Tommy LiPuma- engineer
  • Leonard Malarsky – violin
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Jay Migliori – saxophone
  • Sid Miller – saxophone
  • Ollie Mitchell – trumpet
  • Louis Morell – guitar
  • Richard Perissi – French horn
  • William R. Perkins – saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. Love Story (You and Me)
  2. Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad
  3. Living Without You
  4. So Long Dad
  5. I Think He’s Hiding
  6. Linda
  7. Laughing Boy
  8. Cowboy
  9. Beehive State
  10. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
  11. Davy the Fat Boy

 

In April 1976.

In April 1976, “A&M” label released “Young and Rich”, the second Tubes album. It was recorded in 1976 at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ken Scott.

Personnel:

  • Fee Waybill- vocals
  • Bill “Sputnik” Spooner- guitar, vocals
  • Roger Steen – guitar, harp, vocals
  • Rick “Gator” Anderson – bass, vocals
  • Vince Welnick- keyboards, synthesizer
  • Michael Cotten – synthesizer
  • “Preposterous” Prairie Prince- percussion
  • Re Styles (Shirley MacLeod) – “funky-pretty” vocals
  • David Paich, Jack Nitzsche– arrangements
  • Chuck Domanico– bass
  • Don Randi– piano
  • Alan Estes, Julius Wechter– percussion
  • Jay Migliori, Steve Douglas– saxophone
  • Bobby Shew– trumpet
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Deniece Williams, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Williard Waters, The Ron Hicklin Singers – backing vocals
  • Allan Harshman, Assa Drori, Harry Bluestone, Herschel Wise, James Getzoff, Jesse Ehrlich, Leonard Malarsky, Lou Klass, Marshall Sosson, Marvin Limonick, Murray Adler, Nathan Ross, Ray Kelley, Samuel Boghossian, Virginia Majewski, William Kurasch – strings
  • Armand Kaproff, David Speltz – cello
  • Ed Thacker – engineer
  • Michael Cotten, Prairie Prince – album design
  • Harry Mittman, Norman Seeff– photography

Track listing:

  1. Tubes World Tour – Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill
  2. Brighter Day – Roger Steen
  3. Pimp – Bill Spooner
  4. Stand Up and Shout – Ray Trainer, Mike Condello
  5. Don’t Touch Me There – Ron Nagle, Jane Dornacker
  6. Slipped My Disco – Bill Spooner, Roger Steen
  7. Proud to Be an American – Bill Spooner
  8. Poland Whole/Madam I’m Adam – Roger Steen, Bill Spooner
  9. Young and Rich – Bill Spooner

In March 1978.

In March 1978, “Island” label released “Double Fun” the fourth Robert Palmer album. It was recorded 1977-1978,  at “The Hit Factory”, “Media Sound Recordings” in New York and “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, and was produced by Robert Palmer and Tom Moulton.

Personnel:

  • Robert Palmer– vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Bob Babbitt– bass
  • Paul Barrere– guitar, backing vocals
  • Keith Errol Benson – drums
  • Harry Bluestone – concertmaster
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Pierre Brock – bass
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Gene Davis – string arrangements
  • John Davis – string arrangements
  • Louis John Davis – keyboards
  • Robert Greenidge– percussion
  • Freddie Harris – guitar
  • Richie Hayward– drums
  • Neil Hubbard– guitar
  • Ron Kersey– keyboards
  • James Mahoney – guitar
  • Donovan McKitty – guitar
  • Chris Parker– drums
  • Bill Payne– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Edward Putmon – keyboards
  • Don Renaldo – concertmaster
  • Steve Robbins – keyboards
  • Brenda Russell– backing vocals
  • Brian Russell – backing vocals
  • Allan Schwartzberg– percussion, drums
  • James Allen Smith – keyboards
  • J. Tindall– guitar
  • Jimmy Williams – bass
  • Executive Producer – Chris Blackwell
  • Engineers – Phill Brown, Arthur Stoppe, Tom Moulton
  • Mastered by Jose Rodriguez
  • Art Direction – Tina Bossidy and Robert Palmer
  • Phorography – Hiro (51)

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. Every Kinda People- Andy Fraser
  2. Best of Both Worlds
  3. Come Over
  4. Where Can It Go?
  5. Night People – Allen Toussaint
  6. Love Can Run Faster
  7. You Overwhelm Me
  8. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  9. You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming