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On January 11, 1974.

On January 11, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Hotcakes”, the fourth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in September 1973, at “Producers Workshop” in Los Angeles, and October – November 1973, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, whistle
  • James Taylor – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, horn arrangements and conductor
  • Kenny Ascher – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • Dr. John – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • David Spinozza – electric guitar
  • Bucky Pizzarelli – electric guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – electric guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar
  • Richard Davis – string bass
  • Larry Brean – slap bass 
  • Rick Marotta – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – congas, percussion
  • George Devens – cabasa
  • Paul Buckmaster – string and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Howard Johnson – baritone saxophone, tuba 
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Barry Rogers – trombone 
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Carl Hall – backing vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – backing vocals
  • Todd Graff – backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals
  • Benny Diggs – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Richard Perry – backing vocals
  • Harry Maslin – engineer, remix
  • Bill Schnee – engineer, remix
  • Blasie Castellano – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Vincent Cesi (Push Pin Studios) – art direction, design
  • Ed Caraeff – cover photography
  • Vieri Salvadori – centerfold pgotography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Safe and Sound – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Mind on my Man
  3. Think I’m Gonna Have a Baby
  4. Older Sister
  5. Just Not True
  6. Hotcakes – James Taylor
  7. Misfit
  8. Forever My Love – Carly Simon, James Taylor
  9. Mockingbird – Inez Foxx, Charlie Foxx, James Taylor
  10. Grownup – Carly Simon
  11. Haven’t Got Time for the Pain – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “RCA Victor” label released “Pandemonium Shadow Show”, the second Harry Nilsson studio album. It was recorded in 1967, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick Jarrard.

Personnel:

  • Harry Nilsson – vocal
  • Dr. John – vocal, piano
  • Lyle Ritz – bass, ukulele
  • Mike Deasy – guitar
  • Milt Holland – drums, percussion
  • Dick “Knobbs” Bogert – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Nilsson, except where noted.             

  1. Ten Little Indians
  2. 1941
  3. Cuddly Toy
  4. She Sang Hymns Out of Tune – Jesse Lee Kincaid
  5. You Can’t Do That – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend
  7. She’s Leaving Home – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. There Will Never Be – Perry Botkin Jr., Gil Garfield
  9. Without Her
  10. Freckles – Cliff Hess, Howard Johnson, Milton Ager
  11. It’s Been So Long
  12. River Deep – Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich

On September 26, 1974.

On September 26, 1974, “Apple” label released “Walls and Bridges”, the fifth John Lennon studio album. It was recorded July – August 1974, at “Record Plant East” in New York City, and was produced by John Lennon.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and backing vocals, rhythm, acoustic and lead guitar, piano, whistling, percussion, arrangements
  • Ken Ascher– piano, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, mellotron
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Arthur Jenkins– percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Klaus Voormann– bass guitar
  • Bobby Keys– tenor saxophone
  • Jesse Ed Davis– lead guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Eddie Mottau– acoustic guitar
  • The Philharmonic Orchestrange– arranged and conducted by Ken Ascher
  • Little Big Horns – Ron Aprea(alto saxophone), Bobby Keys (tenor saxophone), Frank Vicari (tenor saxophone), Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone), Steve Madaio (trumpet)
  • Julian Lennon– drums
  • Elton John– piano, Hammond organ, harmony background vocals
  • Harry Nilsson– backing vocals
  • The 44th Street Fairies: Joey Dambra, Lori Burton, May Pang – background vocals
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer
  • Jimmy Iovine– overdub engineer
  • Roy Cicala– remix engineer
  • May Pang – production coordinator
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • Bob Gruen– photography

Track listing:

All by John Lennon, except where noted.

 Going Down on Love

  1. Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
  2. Old Dirt Road – John Lennon, Harry Nilsson
  3. What You Got
  4. Bless You
  5. Scare
  6. #9 Dream
  7. Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird of Paradox)
  8. Steel and Glass
  9. Beef Jerky
  10. Nobody Loves You (When You’re Down and Out)
  11. Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy

 

On June 30, 2009.

On June 30, 2009, “Dirt Farmer” label released “Electric Dirt”, the sixth and the final Levon Helm album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Levon Helm Studio” in Woodstock, New York, and was produced by Larry Campbell.

Personnel:

  • Levon Helm – vocals, drums, mandolin
  • Larry Campbell – acoustic, electric and resonator guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer, harmony vocals
  • Brian Mitchell – piano, organ, harmonium, accordion
  • Jimmy Vivino – organ. acoustic and electric guitar
  • Byron Isaacs – bass, backing vocals
  • Steven Bernstein – alto horn, horn arrangements
  • Erik Lawrence – soprano saxophone
  • Jay Collins – tenor saxophone
  • Clark Gayton – trombone
  • Howard Johnson – tuba
  • Teresa Williams – acoustic guitar, autoharp, harmony vocals
  • Any Helm – mandolin, bass drum, harmony vocals
  • George Receli – backing vocals
  • Jay Collins – backing vocals
  • Allen Toussaint – horn arrangements
  • Justin Guip – recording, mixing
  • Chris Edwards, James Smith, Rocky Talent – engineer assistant
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Sangwook “Sunny” Nam – mastering
  • Levon Helm – artwork
  • Michael DuBois – artwork
  • Carrie Smith – layout, design
  • Ahron R. Foster – photography
  • Georgette Cartwright – creative director

Track listing:

  1. Tennessee Jed – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
  2. Move Along Train – Roebuck Staples
  3. Growin’ Trade – Levon Helm, Larry Campbell
  4. Golden Bird – Happy Traum
  5. Stuff You Gotta Watch – Muddy Waters
  6. White Dove – Carter Stanley
  7. Kingfish – Randy Newman
  8. You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had – Muddy Waters
  9. When I Go Away – Larry Campbell
  10. Heaven’s Pearls – Anthony Leone, Byron Isaacs, Fiona McBain, Amy Helm, Glenn Patscha
  11. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free – Richard Carroll Lamp, Willy E. Taylor

 

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled Jaco Pastorius album. It was recorded in October 1975, at “Camp Colomby Studios”; “Columbia Recording Studios C&B” in New York City and was produced by Bobby Colomby.

Personnel:

  • Jaco Pastorius – electric bass
  • Don Alias– congas, bongos, percussion, okonkoko iya, afuche
  • Herbie Hancock- clavinet, Fender Rhodes, electric piano, piano
  • Narada Michael Walden– drums
  • Sam Moore, Dave Prater– vocals
  • Randy Brecker, Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Peter Graves – bass trombone
  • David Sanborn- alto sax
  • Michael Brecker- tenor sax
  • Howard Johnson- baritone sax
  • Alex Darqui – Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Lenny White, Bobby Economou – drums
  • David Nadien, Harry Lookofsky, Paul Gershman, Joe Malin, Harry Cykman, Harold Kohon, Matthew Raimondi, Max Pollinkoff, Arnold Black – violin
  • Stewart Clarke, Manny Vardi, Julian Barber, Al Brown – viola
  • Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, Beverly Lauridsen, Alan Shulman– cello
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangement
  • Wayne Shorter- soprano sax
  • Othello Molineaux – steel drums
  • Leroy Williams – steel drums
  • Peter Gordon – French horn
  • Hubert Laws- piccolo, flute
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Homer Mensch– bass
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangement, conductor

Track listing:
All tracks by Jaco Pastorius, except where noted.

  1. Donna Lee – Miles Davis
  2. Come On, Come Over – Jaco Pastorius, Bob Herzog
  3. Continuum
  4. Kuru/Speak Like a Child – Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock
  5. Portrait of Tracy
  6. Opus Pocus
  7. Okonkolé Y Trompa – Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias
  8. (Used to Be a) Cha-Cha
  9. Forgotten Love

 

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Warner Bros” label released “Word of Mouth”, the second Jaco Pastorius album. It was 1980 – 1981, and was produced by Jaco Pastorius.

Personnel:

  • Jaco Pastorius– electric bass, double bass, organ, piano, synthesizer, autoharp, percussion, vocals, drums
  • Herbie Hancock– keyboards, synthesizers, piano
  • Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, Tom Scott, Mario Cruz– saxophone
  • Toots Thielemans– harmonica
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • John Clark– French horn
  • Howard Johnson– tuba
  • Don Alias, Robert Thomas, Jr.– percussion
  • Peter Erskine, Jack DeJohnette– drums
  • Paul Horn-Muller – steel pans
  • Othello Molineaux– steel pan
  • John F. Pastorius IV – vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Jaco Pastorius except where noted.

  1. Crisis
  2. Three Views of a Secret
  3. Liberty City
  4. Chromatic Fantasy – Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. Blackbird – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Word of Mouth
  7. John and Mary

 

On June 7, 2005.

On June 7, 2005, “Verve” label released “That’s What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles”, the 35th John Scofield album. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by Steve Jordan.

Personnel:

  • John Scofield – guitar, finger snapping
  • Dr. John- piano, vocals
  • Aaron Neville- vocals
  • Larry Goldings- Hammond organ, vibes, Wurlitzer
  • Howard Johnson- baritone saxophone
  • Alex Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Vaneese Thomas- background vocals, hand clapping
  • Lisa Fischer- background vocals, hand clapping
  • Warren Haynes- vocals, slide guitar
  • Manolo Badrena- percussion, tambourine, timbales, Spanish vocals
  • Earl Gardner- trumpet
  • David Newman- tenor saxophone
  • Keith O’Quinn- trombone
  • Mavis Staples- vocals
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • John Mayer- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • Meegan Voss- background vocals
  • Steven “Steven J.” Jordan- drums, tambourine, background vocals, hand clapping, finger snapping

Track listing:

  1. Busted
  2. What’d I Say
  3. Sticks And Stones
  4. I Don’t Need No Doctor
  5. Cryin’ Time
  6. I Can’t Stop Loving You
  7. Hit The Road Jack
  8. Talkin’ ‘Bout You/I Got A Woman
  9. Unchain My Heart (Part 1)
  10. Let’s Go Get Stoned
  11. Night Time Is the Right Time
  12. You Don’t Know Me
  13. Georgia On My Mind

 

On June 1, 1974.

Walking Man

On June 1, 1974, “Warner Bros” released “Walking Man”, the fifth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded January–April 1974, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by David Spinozza.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor –acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Kenny Ascher– Fender Rhodes electric piano, piano
  • Kenny Berger – baritonesaxophone
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Peter Gordon– French horn
  • Don Grolnick– piano, Hammond organ, Vox humana,
  • Howard Johnson– tuba
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • George Marge –oboe
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Linda McCartney– vocals
  • Paul McCartney– backing vocals
  • Hugh McCracken– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, backing vocals
  • Andy Muson – bass
  • Gene Orloff– strings
  • Barry Rogers– trombone
  • Alan Rubin– trumpet
  • Ralph Schuckett– clavinet
  • Carly Simon– vocals
  • David Spinozza– electric guitar, acoustic electric guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • George Young – alto saxophone
  • Harry Maslin – Recording and Mixing Engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. Walking Man
  2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Music Now
  3. Let It All Fall Down
  4. Me and My Guitar
  5. Daddy’s Baby
  6. Ain’t No Song – Joey Levine,David Spinozza
  7. Hello Old Friend
  8. Migration
  9. The Promised Land – Chuck Berry
  10. Fading Away

 

 

 

 

On February 27, 1996.

High_on_the_Hog

On February 27, 1996, “Rhino” label released “High on the Hog”, the ninth Band studio album. Iy was recorded in 1995; except “Ramble Jungle”, 1990/1991 and 1995, and “She Knows”, January 19, 1986, and was produced by  Aaron Hurwitz and Garth Hudson.

Personnel:

  • Rick Danko– vocals, acoustic and electric bass, acoustic guitar
  • Levon Helm– vocals, drums, bass guitar, harmonica
  • Garth Hudson– vocals, keyboards, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass saxophone, accordion, organ, trumpet
  • Richard Manuel– vocals, piano
  • Jim Weider– guitars, bass guitar
  • Randy Ciarlante– vocals, drums, percussion
  • Richard Bell– piano, keyboards, keyboard bass, horns
  • Tom Malone– trombone, trumpet and baritone saxophone
  • Ron Finck– tenor saxophone and flute
  • Howard Johnson– baritone saxophone
  • Blondie Chaplin– acoustic guitar and vocals
  • Colin Linden– acoustic guitar
  • Larry Packer– violin and viola
  • Frank Luther– string bass
  • Jason Myles– harp emulation and programming
  • Champion Jack Dupree– vocals
  • Kenn Lending– guitar
  • Rob Leon– bass guitar
  • Maud Hudson, Marie Spinosa, Ian Kimmett– backing vocals
  • Garth Hudson, Richard Bell, Levon Helm, Aaron Hurwitz, Tom Malone – horns arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Stand Up – Bruce Channel, Sonny Throckmorton, Ricky Ray Rector
  2. Back to Memphis – Johnnie Johnson,  Kenney, M. Orr, G. Martin, F. Young, R. Young
  3. Where I Should Always Be – Blondie Chalpin
  4. Free Your Mind – Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy
  5. Forever Young – Bob Dylan
  6. The High Price of Love – Jules Shear, Stan Szelest
  7. Crazy Mama – J.J. Cale
  8. I Must Love You Too Much – Bob Dylan, Helena Springs
  9. She Knows – James Griffin, Robb Royer
  10. Ramble Jungle – Randy Ciarlante, Jack Dupree, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Rob Leon, Jim Weider

 

On November 17, 1980.

JohnLennon-double fantasy

On November 17, 1980, “Geffen” label released “Double Fantasy”, album by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.  It was the seventh and final studio album released by Lennon in his lifetime, three weeks after its release, Lennon was murdered. The album was recorded from August 7 to September 22, 1980, at the “The Hit Factory” in New York, and was produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas. In 1981, “Double Fantasy” won “Grammy” for “Album of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and background vocals; rhythm and acoustic guitars,  piano, keyboards, arranger
  • Yoko Ono– lead and background vocals; arranger
  • Earl Slick, Hugh McCracken– lead guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass
  • George Small– keyboards
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Arthur Jenkins– percussion
  • Ed Walsh – Oberheim synthesizer
  • Robert Greenidge– steel drum
  • Matthew Cunningham – hammer dulcimer
  • Randy Stein – English concertina
  • Howard Johnson, Grant Hungerford, John Parran, Seldon Powell, George “Young” Opalisky, Roger Rosenberg, David Tofani, Ronald Tooley – horns
  • Tony Davillo – hornarrangements and musical associate
  • Michelle Simpson, Cassandra Wooten, Cheryl Mason Jacks, Eric Troyer, Benny Cummings Singers, The Kings Temple Choir – background vocals
  • Kishin Shinoyama– cover photo, photography

Track listing:

  1. (Just Like) Starting Over – John Lennon
  2. Kiss Kiss Kiss – Yoko Ono
  3. Cleanup Time – John Lennon
  4. Give Me Something – Yoko Ono
  5. I’m Losing You – John Lennon
  6. I’m Moving On – Yoko Ono
  7. Beautiful Boy – John Lennon
  8. Watching the Wheels – John Lennon
  9. Yes, I’m Your Angel – Yoko Ono
  10. Woman – John Lennon
  11. Beautiful Boys – Yoko Ono
  12. Dear Yoko – John Lennon
  13. Every Man Has a Woman Who loves Him – Yoko Ono
  14. Hard Times Are Over – Yoko Ono