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On November 25, 1970.

On November 25, 1970, “Columbia” label released “Christmas and the Beads of Sweat”, the fourth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in May 1970, in New York City, and was produced by Felix Cavaliere and Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, arrangements
  • Barry Beckett– vibraphone
  • Felix Cavaliere– organ, bells
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Eddie Hinton– electric guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Jack Jennings – percussion
  • Stuart Scharf– acoustic guitar
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Richard Davis– bass
  • Alice Coltrane– harp
  • Dino Danelli– drums
  • Cornell Dupree– electric guitar
  • Joe Farrell– woodwinds
  • Ashod Garabedian – oud
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Michael Szittai – cimbalin
  • Arif Mardin– arrangements, conductor
  • Roy Segal, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jerry Lee Smith, Doug Pomeroy -assistant engineer
  • Beth O’Brien – cover portrait

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Brown Earth
  2. When I Was a Freeport and You Were the Main Drag
  3. Blackpatch
  4. Been on a Train
  5. Up on the Roof – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  6. Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp
  7. Map to the Treasure
  8. Beads of Sweat
  9. Christmas in My Soul

On January 17, 1969.

On January 17, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Soul ’69”, the fourteen Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April 17–18 and September 24, 1968, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Junior Mance– piano
  • Spooner Oldham– organ
  • Joe Zawinul– organ, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass guitar
  • Bruno Carr – drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Jack Jennings – vibraphone
  • Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales – percussion
  • David Newman– tenor saxophone, flute
  • King Curtis, Seldon Powell– tenor saxophone
  • George Dorsey, Frank Wess– alto saxophone
  • Pepper Adams– baritone saxophone
  • Joe Newman, Bernie Glow, Richard Williams, Snook Young,  Ernie Royal– trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Benny Powell, Thomas Mitchell – trombone
  • Evelyn Greene, Wyline Ivy – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Ramblin’ – Big Maybelle
  2. Today I Sing the Blues – Curtis Reginald Lewis
  3. River’s Invitation – Percy Mayfield
  4. Pitiful – Rosie Marie McCoy, Charlie Singleton
  5. Crazy He Calls Me – Bob Russell, Carl Sigman
  6. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke
  7. Tracks of My Tears – Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin
  8. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody – Rudy Clark
  9. Gentle on My Mind – John Hartford
  10. So Long – Russ Morgan, Remus Harris, Irving Melsher
  11. I’ll Never Be Free – Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss
  12. Elusive Butterfly – Bob Lind

On April 2, 1971.

Donny Hathaway same

On April 2, 1971, “Atco” label released the second self-titled Donny Hathaway album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, and was produced by Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Donny Hathaway.

Personnel:

  • Donny Hathaway – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Myrna Summers- background vocals
  • Sammy Turner – background vocals
  • King Curtis- tenor saxophone solo
  • Joe Newman – trumpet solo
  • Chuck Rainey- bass guitar
  • Phil Upchurch- bass guitar
  • R. Bailey – background vocals
  • John Littlejohn – guitar, vocals
  • Cissy Houston- background vocals
  • Judy Clay – background vocals
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Interdenominational singers – background vocals
  • Jack Jennings – percussion
  • Morris Jennings – drums
  • Steve Novosel – bass guitar
  • Sylvia Shemwell – background vocals
  • Myrna Smith- background vocals
  • Ivory Stone – background vocals
  • Deirdre Tuck Corley – background vocals
  • Lillian Tynes – background vocals
  • Ronald Bright – background vocals
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums

Track listing:

  1. Giving Up – Van McCoy
  2. A Song for You – Leon Russell
  3. Little Girl – Billy Preston
  4. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – Bob Russell and Bobby Scott
  5. Magnificent Sanctuary Band – Dorsey Burnette
  6. She Is My Lady – George S. Clinton
  7. I Believe in Music – Mac Davis
  8. Take a Love Song – Donny Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor
  9. Put Your Hand in the Hand – Gene MacLellan