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In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Columbia” label released “Function at the Junction”, the fourth B.T. Express album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Ultra-Sonic Recording Studios” in Hempstead, New York, and was produced by Jeff Lane.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson – vocals, guitar
  • Michael Jones – vocals, keyboards
  • Carlos Ward – flute, piccolo flute, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Bill Risbrook – flute, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Jamal Rasool – vocals, bass
  • Dennis Rowe – bongos, congas, timbales, percussion
  • Leslie Ming – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Irving Spice – strings

Track listing:

  1. Funky Music – Bill Risbrook
  2. Expose Yourself – Emanuel Johnson, Michael Stokes, Tash Howard
  3. Scratch My Itch – Sam Taylor, Tash Howard
  4. Eyes – Carlos Ward
  5. We Got It Together – Carlos Ward
  6. Sunshine – Michael Jones
  7. The Door to My Mind – Gloria Risbrook, Louis Risbrook
  8. Star Gazer – Ken Williams, Rudy Clark
  9. How Big Can You Dream – Bill Risbrook

IN May 1976.

In May 1976, “Columbia” label released “Energy to Burn”, the third B.T. Express album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Ultra – Sonic Recording Studios” in Hempstead, New York, and was produced by Jeff Lane.

Personnel:

  • Barbara Joyce – vocals, tambourine
  • Michael Jones – vocals, clavinet, organ, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Richard Thompson – vocal, guitar
  • Sam Taylor – rhythm guitar
  • Carlos Ward – flute, piccolo flute, tenor saxophone
  • Bill Risbrook – flute, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Louis Risbrook – vocal, bass
  • Dennis Rowe – bongos, congas, timbales, percussion
  • Leslie Ming – drums
  • Irving Spice – strings

Track listing:

  1. Depend On Yourself – Bill Risbrook
  2. Can’t Stop Groovin’ Now, Wanna Do It Some More – Billy Nichols
  3. Now That We Found Love – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
  4. Energy To Burn – Sam Taylor, Tash Howard
  5. Time Tunnel – Michael Jones
  6. Make Your Body Move – Carlos Ward
  7. Herbs – Carlos Ward
  8. Energy Level – Carlos Ward

On August 24, 1974.

On August 24, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Verities & Balderdash”, the fourth Harry Chapin studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Connecticut Recording Studios” in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and was produced by Paul Leka. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, and 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin – vocals, guitar
  • John Tropea- acoustic guitar, sitar
  • Don Payne – bass
  • Allan Schwartzberg- drums
  • Don Grolnick- piano, electric piano, harpsichord
  • Ron Bacchiocchi – synthesizer
  • Irving Spice – concertmaster
  • George Simms – background vocals
  • Frank Simms- background vocals
  • Dave Kondziela – background vocals
  • Zizi Roberts – female vocals
  • Ron Bacchiocchi – recording engineer
  • Paul Leka – mixing
  • Fred Kewley – mixing
  • Glen Christensen – art direction
  • Shiah Grumet – design
  • Bill Hofman – illustration
  • Ruth Bernal – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin, except where noted.

  1. Cat’s in the Cradle- Sandy Chapin, Harry Chapin
  2. I Wanna Learn a Love Song
  3. Shooting Star
  4. 000 Pounds of Bananas
  5. She Sings Songs Without Words
  6. What Made America Famous?
  7. Vacancy
  8. Halfway To Heaven
  9. Six String Orchestra

On July 18, 1973.

On July 18, 1973, “CTI” label released “Deodato 2”, the second Eumir Deodato studio album. It was recorded April – May 1973, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Eumir Deodato – keyboards, acoustic and electric piano
  • John Tropea – guitars
  • John Giulino – bass
  • Stanley Clarke – bass
  • Alvin Brehm, Russell Savakus – arco bass
  • Billy Cobham, Rick Marotta – drums
  • Gilmore Degap, Rubens Bassini – congas, percussion
  • David Nadien, Elliot Rosoff, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman, Harry Glickman, Harry Lookofsky, Irving Spice, Joe Malin, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman: violin
  • Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi – viola
  • Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken, George Ricci – cello
  • Joe Temperley – baritone sax
  • George Marge, Hubert Laws, Jerry Dodgion, Romeo Penque – flute
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Garnett Brown, Wayne Andre – trombone
  • Brooks Tillotson, Jim Buffington – French horn
  • Alan Rubin, Marvin Stamm, Jon Faddis – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Burt Collins, Joe Shepley, Victor Paz – trumpet

 Track listing:

  1. Nights in White Satin – Justin Hayward
  2. Pavane for a Dead Princess – Maurice Ravel
  3. Skyscrapers – Eumir Deodato
  4. Super Strut – Eumir Deodato
  5. Rhapsody in Blue – George Gershwin, arrangement and adaptation by Eumir Deodato