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In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled Starcastle studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Golden Voice Studios” in Pekin, Illinois, and was produced by Tommy Vicari.

Personnel:

  • Terry Luttrell- lead vocals
  • Gary Strater – vocals, bass, taurus pedals
  • Stephen Tassler – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Herb Schildt- organ, synthesizers, piano
  • Matthew Stewart – guitars, vocals
  • Stephen Hagler – vocals, guitars
  • Engineeredby Norm Kinney, Tommy Vicari
  • Paul Tassler, Irv Zuckerman, Steve Schankman Artistic Vision, Ltd. – personal direction
  • Ed Lee – art direction
  • Alex Ebel – illustration
  • David Gulick – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Terry Luttrell, Gary Strater, Stephen Tassler, Herb Schildt, Matthew Stewart and Stephen Hagler.

  1. Lady of the Lake
  2. Elliptical Seasons
  3. Forces
  4. Stargate
  5. Sunfield
  6. To the Fire Wind
  7. Nova
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In January 1960.

In January 1960, “Checker” label released “Have Guitar Will Travel”, the third Bo Diddley studio album. It was recorded July 1955 – September 1959, in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess, Phil Chess and Bo Diddley.

Personnel:

  • Bo Diddley– vocals, guitar
  • Jerome Green – co-lead vocals, maracas, background vocals
  • Peggy Jones– guitar, background vocals
  • Willie Dixon– bass
  • Clifton James – drums
  • Frank Kirkland – drums
  • Jody Williams– guitar
  • Lafayette Leake– piano
  • Lester Davenport– harmonica

Track listing:

All tracks by Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley), except where noted.

  1. She’s Alright
  2. Cops and Robbers – Kent Harris
  3. Run Diddley Daddy
  4. Mumblin’ Guitar
  5. I Need You Baby
  6. Say Man, Back Again
  7. Nursery Rhyme
  8. I Love You So
  9. Spanish Guitar
  10. Dancing Girl
  11. Come On Baby

 

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Curtom” label released “Got to Find a Way”, the sixth studio Curtis Mayfield  album. It was recorded in “Curtom Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Curtis Mayfield.

Personnel:

  • Richard Tufo – arranger
  • Roger Anfinsen – engineer
  • Milton Sincoff – creative direction
  • William S. Harvey – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Mayfield.

  1. Love Me (Right in the Pocket)
  2. So You Don’t Love Me
  3. Prayer
  4. Mother’s Son
  5. Cannot Find a Way
  6. Ain’t No Love Lost

In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Mercury” label released “Fire”, the sixth Ohio Players studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Paragon Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by James Williams, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce and William Beck,

Personnel:

  • James “Diamond” Williams – drums, chimes, percussion, lead and background vocals
  • Billy Beck– piano, organ, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, ARP, percussion, lead and background vocals
  • Marvin “Merv” Pierce – trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone and background vocals
  • Marshall “Rock” Jones– Fender bass
  • Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner– guitar, percussion, lead and background vocals
  • Ralph “Pee Wee” Middlebrooks – trumpet, trombone and background vocals
  • Clarence “Satch” Satchell – baritone sax, tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, percussion, lead and background vocals
  • Barry Mraz, Lee Hulko – engineers
  • Jim Ladwig – art director
  • Len Willis – designer
  • Stan Malinowski– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by James Williams, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce and William Beck.

  1. Fire
  2. Together
  3. Runnin’ from the Devil
  4. I Want to Be Free
  5. Smoke
  6. It’s All Over
  7. What the Hell
  8. Together (reprise)

In November 1965.

In November 1965, “Chess” label released “Fresh Berry’s”, the ninth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in September 1965, at “Ter Mar Recording Studios”  Chicago,  Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Phil Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – guitar, vocals
  • Chuck Bernhard – bass
  • Mike Bloomfield– guitar
  • Paul Butterfield– harmonica
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Ron Malo– engineer
  • Don S. Bronstein– cover

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. It Wasn’t Me
  2. Run Joe – Louis Jordan, Walter Merrick, Joe Willoughby
  3. Everyday We Rock & Roll
  4. One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  5. Welcome Back Pretty Baby
  6. It’s My Own Business
  7. Right Off Rampart Street
  8. Vaya Con Dios – Buddy Pepper, Carl Hoff, Inez James, Larry Russell
  9. Merrily We Rock & Roll
  10. My Mustang Ford
  11. Ain’t That Just Like a Woman – Claude Demetrius, Fleecie Moore
  12. Wee Hour Blues

In October 1971.

In October 1971, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled R.E.O. Speedwagon  album. It was recorded 1970–1971 at “Connecticut Recording Studios Inc.” and “Columbia Recording Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Paul Leka and Billy Rose II.

Personnel:

  • Terry Luttrell- lead vocals
  • Gary Richrath- guitar
  • Neal Doughty- keyboards
  • Gregg Philbin – bass, backing vocals
  • Alan Gratzer – drums, backing vocals
  • Andre Borly – ondes Martenot
  • Freedom Soul Singers – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Neal Doughty, Alan Gratzer, Terry Luttrell, Gregg Philbin, and Gary Richrath, except where noted.

  1. Gypsy Woman’s Passion
  2. 157 Riverside Avenue
  3. Anti-Establishment Man
  4. Lay Me Down – Gregg Philbin, Gary Richrath
  5. Sophisticated Lady
  6. Five Men Were Killed Today
  7. Prison Women – Gary Richrath
  8. Dead at Last

In August 1975.

In August 1975, “Mercury” label released “Honey”, the seventh Ohio Players studio album. It was recorded February–June, 1975, at “Paragon Recording Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by James Williams, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce, William Beck.

Personnel:

  • James “Diamond” Williams – drums, timbales, congas, percussion, lead and background vocals
  • Billy Beck– piano, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes piano, RMI electric piano, clavinet, ARP Odyssey, ARP string ensemble, percussion, lead and background vocals, source of the “mysterious scream” on Love Rollercoaster
  • Marvin “Merv” Pierce – trumpets, flugelhorn
  • Marshall “Rock” Jones– electric bass
  • Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner– guitars, lead and background vocals
  • Ralph “Pee Wee” Middlebrooks – trumpets
  • Clarence “Satch” Satchell – tenor saxes, bariton sax, flute
  • Barry Mraz, Gilbert Kong – engineers
  • Marty Linke, Steve Kusiciel, Rob Kingsland, Paul Johnson – tape operators
  • Richard Fegley– photography
  • Jim Ladwig – art direction
  • Joe Kotleba – design

Track listing:

All tracks by James Williams, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce and William Beck.

  1. Honey
  2. Fopp
  3. Let’s Love
  4. Ain’t Givin’ Up No Ground
  5. Sweet Sticky Thing
  6. Love Rollercoaster
  7. Alone