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In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Columbia” label released “Smile”, the sixth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in 1975, at “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Charlie Calello.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, guitar, wood block
  • John Tropea, Hugh McCracken, Joe Beck, Jeff Mironov, Jerry Friedman, Greg Bennett – guitar
  • Will Lee, Richard Davis, Bob Babbitt- bass
  • Chris Parker, Allan Schwartzberg, Rick Marotta- drums
  • Jimmy Maelen- tambourine, wood block
  • Nydia Mata, Carter C.C. Collins – congas
  • Rubens Bassini- shaker
  • David Friedman – vibraphone
  • Joe Farrell, Michael Brecker, George Young – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • Paul Messing – triangle
  • Nisako Yoshida, Reiko Kamota – koto
  • Don Puluse, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jay Messina, Lou Waxman, Stan Tonkel – assistant engineer
  • Ed Lee – artwork
  • Patty Newport – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Sexy Mama – Al Goodman, Sylvia Robinson, Harry Ray
  2. Children of the Junks
  3. Money
  4. I Am the Blues
  5. Stormy Love
  6. The Cat Song
  7. Midnite Blue
  8. Smile
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On December 8, 1987.

On December 8, 1987, “Atlantic” label released “Inside Information”, the sixth Foreigner studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Right Track Recording” in New York City.and was produced by Frank Filipetti and Mick Jones. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Lou Gramm– vocals
  • Mick Jones– guitar, keyboards such as the Roland D-50 and Yamaha DX7, background vocals
  • Rick Wills– bass, background vocals
  • Dennis Elliott– drums
  • Tom Bailey– additional keyboards
  • Kevin Jones – Synclavier
  • Ian Lloyd, Mark Rivera – background vocals
  • Hugh McCracken– Spanish guitar
  • Sammy Merendino – electronic percussion
  • Peter-John Vettese– keyboards
  • Frank Filipetti – mixing
  • Billy Miranda – engineering assistant
  • Ted Jensen- mastering.
  • Kevin Jones – technical support
  • Warren Austerer – pre-production assistant
  • Bob Defrin – art direction
  • J. Camp – band photography
  • Roger Corbeau – front, back photography

Track listing:

 

  1. Can’t Wait – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  2. Say You Will – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  3. I Don’t Want to Live Without You – Mick Jones
  4. Counting Every Minute – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  5. Inside Information – Mick Jones
  6. The Beat of My Heart – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  7. Face to Face – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm
  8. Out of the Blue – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm, Rick Wills, Dennis Elliott
  9. A Night to Remember – Mick Jones, Lou Gramm

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Elektra” label released “The Circle Game”, the sixth Tom Rush album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Arthur Gorson.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rush– guitar, vocals
  • Hugh McCracken, Don Thomas, Eric Gale – electric guitar
  • Jonathan Raskin – acoustic guitar, bass
  • Bruce Langhorne– acoustic guitar
  • Joe Grimm – saxophone
  • Joe Mack, Bob Bushnell– bass
  • Paul Harris– keyboards
  • Buddy Lucas– saxophone
  • Herb Lovelle, Bernard Purdie, Richie Ritz – drums
  • Paul Harris– arrangements
  • Bruce Botnick, Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • Jac Holzman– production supervisor
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Linda Eastman (McCartney) – photography
  • William S. Harvey – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Tin Angel – Joni Mitchell
  2. Something in the Way She Moves – James Taylor
  3. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  4. Sunshine, Sunshine – James Taylor
  5. The Glory of Love – Billy Hill
  6. Shadow Dream Song – Jackson Browne
  7. The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
  8. So Long – Charlie Rich
  9. Rockport Sunday – Tom Rush
  10. No Regrets – Tom Rush

In October 1970.

In October 1970, “ABC” label released “Indianola Mississippi Seeds”, the eighteenth B. B. King studio album. It was recorded January 1969 – June 1970, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles and “Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk.

Personnel:

  • B. King– guitar, piano, vocals
  • Joe Walsh– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Carole King– piano, electric piano
  • Leon Russell– piano
  • Paul Harris– piano
  • Bryan Garofalo, Gerald Jemmott– bass
  • Russ Kunkel, Herb Lovelle– drums
  • Sherlie Matthews, Merry Clayton, Clydie King, Venetta Fields- Angelic chorus
  • Joe Zagarino— engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by B. B. King, except where noted.

  1. Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
  2. You’re Still My Woman – B. King, Dave Clark
  3. Ask Me No Questions
  4. Until I’m Dead and Cold
  5. King’s Special
  6. Ain’t Gonna Worry My Life Anymore
  7. Chains and Things – B. King, Dave Clark
  8. Go Underground – B. King, Dave Clark
  9. Hummingbird – Leon Russell

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “One-Trick Pony”, the fifth Paul Simon studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “A&R Studios” in New York City and  “Agora Club” in Cleveland, Ohio, and was produced by Paul Simon and Phil Ramone. The album was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Paul Simon also starred.

Personnel:

  • Paul Simon – vocals, nylon string guitar, electric guitar, percussion, horn and string arrangements
  • John Tropea– acoustic guitar
  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Joe Beck– electric guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric slide guitar
  • Jon Faddis– flugelhorn
  • Don Grolnick– string synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Grusin– horn and string arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums on all songs
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin– bass
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz – trumpet
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – electric guitar
  • Richard Tee– Fender Rhodes electric piano, tambourine, background vocals and co-lead vocal
  • Bob Friedman – horn and string arrangements
  • Jim Boyer – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon.

  1. Late in the Evening
  2. That’s Why God Made the Movies
  3. One-Trick Pony
  4. How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
  5. Oh, Marion
  6. Ace in the Hole
  7. Nobody
  8. Jonah
  9. God Bless the Absentee
  10. Long, Long Day

In July 1970.

In July 1970, “Island” label released “The Last Puff” (credited as Spooky Tooth featuring Mike Harrison), the fifth Spooky Tooth studio album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Stainton and Chris Blackwell.

Personnel:

  • Mike Harrison– vocals
  • Luther Grosvenor– guitar
  • Henry McCullough– guitar
  • Chris Stainton– bass guitar, piano, organ, guitar
  • Alan Spenner– bass guitar
  • Mike Kellie– drums

Track listing:

  1. I Am the Walrus – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. The Wrong Time – Gary Wright, Hugh McCracken
  3. Something to Say – Joe Cocker, Peter Nichols
  4. Nobody There At All – Mike Post, Timothy Martin
  5. Down River – David Ackles
  6. Son of Your Father – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  7. The Last Puff – Chris Stainton

 

 

In April 1978.

In April 1978, “Elektra” label released “Boys in the Trees”, the seventh Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Arif Mardin. The album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Album Package”.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – guitar, piano, vocals
  • James Taylor- guitar, background vocals
  • Luther Vandross- background vocals
  • Eddie Bert – trombone
  • Phil Bodner – oboe
  • Michael Brecker- tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber- baritone saxophone
  • Don Grolnick- keyboards
  • David Sanborn- alto saxophone
  • George Young – alto saxophone
  • John Hall – guitar, background vocals
  • Gloria Agostini – harp
  • Rubens Bassini- percussion
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Ken Bichel- keyboards
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • James Buffington – French horn
  • David Carey – marimba
  • Cissy Houston- background vocals
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Harvey Estrin – recorder
  • Joe Farrell- flute
  • Steve Gadd- drums
  • Eric Gale- guitar
  • Jaroslav Jakubovic- baritone saxophone
  • Will Lee- bass
  • Tony Levin- bass
  • Alex Ligertwood- background vocals
  • George Marge – recorder
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar
  • Onnie McIntyre – guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • Barry Rogers- trombone
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Stuart Scharf – guitar
  • Lucy Simon- background vocals
  • Hamish Stuart- guitar, background vocals
  • Richard Tee- keyboards
  • Brooks Tillotson – French horn
  • Steven Dickson, Marc Embree, Ruderick George, Alyia Orme, Joanna Simon, Ken Williams – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon except where noted.

  1. You Belong to Me – Carly Simon, Michael McDonald
  2. Boys in the Trees
  3. Back Down to Earth
  4. Devoted to You – Boudleaux Bryant
  5. De Bat (Fly in Me Face)
  6. Haunting
  7. Tranquillo (Melt My Heart) – Carly Simon, James Taylor, Arif Mardin
  8. You’re the One
  9. In a Small Moment
  10. One Man Woman – James Taylor
  11. For Old Times Sake – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman