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On April 1, 2014.

On April 1, 2014, “Universal Records” label released “Life Journey”, the 37th Leon Russell album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – lead and background vocals, piano, liner notes
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • John Clayton- bass, conductor, arranger
  • Dixieland Band
  • William Cantos – background vocals
  • Alvin Chea– background vocals
  • Perry Morgan – background vocals
  • Louis Price– background vocals
  • Graham Dechter – acoustic guitar
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Anthony Wilson– guitar
  • Chris Simmons- slide guitar
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel, pedal steel guitar
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar, soloist
  • Larry Goldings- Hammond B3
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Lee Callet – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Owens – tenor saxophone
  • Rickey Woodard– tenor saxophone
  • Keith Fiddmont – alto saxophone
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Ryan Porter – trombone
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Bijon Watson – trumpet
  • Gilbert Castellanos– trumpet
  • Clay Jenkins – trumpet
  • Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • James Ford – trumpet
  • Darrell Leonard- flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Jeff Clayton- clarinet, alto saxophone
  • James Gordon – clarinet
  • Christoph Luty – bass
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Jeff Hamilton- drums
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Elena Barere – concert master
  • Alan Broadbent- string arrangements
  • Jill Dell’Abate – string contractor
  • Elton John- executive producer
  • Shari Sutcliffe – music contractor, production coordination
  • Chandler Harrod – engineer, Pro-Tools
  • Mark Lambert – piano engineer, vocal engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner- string engineer
  • Al Schmitt- engineer, mixing
  • Doug Saks – mastering
  • Ryan Roth – design, photography
  • Mike Diehl – design

Track listing:

  1. Come On in My Kitchen – Robert Johnson
  2. Big Lips – Leon Russell
  3. Georgia on My Mind- Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  4. That Lucky Old Sun- Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith 4:09
  5. Fever- Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
  6. Think of Me – Mike Reid
  7. I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)- Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  8. The Masquerade Is Over – Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel
  9. I Really Miss You – Paul Anka
  10. New York State of Mind- Billy Joel
  11. Fool’s Paradise -Johnny Fuller, Bob Geddins, Dr. David Rosenbaum
  12. Down in Dixieland – Leon Russell

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Song Cycle”, the debut Van Dyke Parks album. It, was recorded in 1967 at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Van Dyke Parks– main performer, vocals
  • Ron Elliott, Dick Rosmini– guitar
  • Misha Goodatieff – violin
  • Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Nicolai Bolin, Vasil Crlenica, William Nadel, Alan Reuss, Leon Stewart, Thomas Tedesco– balalaika
  • Don Bagley, Gregory Bemko, Chuck Berghofer, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Dennis Budimir, Joseph Ditullio, Jesse Ehrlich, Nathan Gershman, Philip Goldberg, Armand Kaproff, William Kurasch, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Orville Rhodes, Trefoni Rizzi, Lyle Ritz, Joseph Saxon, Ralph Schaffer, Leonard Selic, Frederick Seykora, Darrel Terwilliger, Bob West – strings
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Norman Benno, Arthur Briegleb, Vincent DeRosa, George Fields, William Green, James Horn, Richard Hyde, Jay Migliori, Thomas Morgan, Ted Nash, Richard Perissi, Thomas Scott, Thomas Shepard– woodwind
  • Billie J. Barnum, Gerri Engeman, Karen Gunderson, James and Vanessa Hendricks, Durrie and Gaile Parks, Julia E. Rinker, Paul Jay Robbins, Nik Woods – choir
  • Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman, James Gordon, Earl Palmer– percussion
  • Steve Young– folk (“Vine Street” introduction tape)

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Dyke Parks, except where noted.

  1. Vine Street – Randy Newman
  2. Palm Desert
  3. Widow’s Talk
  4. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  5. The All Golden
  6. Van Dyke Parks (Public Domain)
  7. Public Domain
  8. Donovan’s Colours – Donovan Leitch
  9. The Attic
  10. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  11. By the People
  12. Pot Pourri

 

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Columbia” label released the second, self-titled Johnny Winter studio album. It was recorded February-March 1969 in Nashville, and was produced by Johnny Winter.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Winter – lead guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Uncle John Turner – percussion
  • Tommy Shannon– bass
  • Edgar Winter– keyboards, alto saxophone
  • Elsie Senter – backing vocals
  • Carrie Hossel – backing vocals
  • Peggy Bowers – backing vocals
  • Stephen Ralph Sefsik – alto saxophone
  • Norman Ray – baritone saxophone
  • Walter “Shakey” Horton– harmonica
  • Willie Dixon– acoustic bass
  • Karl Garin – trumpet
  • Wynn Butler – tenor saxophone
  • Eddie Kramer– production consultant
  • Marvin Devonish – production assistant
  • Steve Paul– spiritual producer

Track listing:

  1. I’m Yours & I’m Hers – Johnny Winter
  2. Be Careful with a Fool – Joe Josea, B. King
  3. Dallas – Johnny Winter
  4. Mean Mistreater – James Gordon
  5. Leland Mississippi Blues – Johnny Winter
  6. Good Morning Little School Girl – Sonny Boy Williamson
  7. When You Got a Good Friend – Robert Johnson
  8. I’ll Drown in My Tears – Henry Glover
  9. Back Door Friend – Lightnin’ Hopkins, Stan Lewis

On March 15, 1977.

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On March 15, 1977, “Capitol” label released “Islands”, the seventh Band studio album. It was recorded December 1976 – January 1977, at ”Shangri-la Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson.

Personnel:

  • Rick Danko– bass guitar, vocals
  • Levon Helm– drums, vocals
  • Garth Hudson– organ, synthesizer, accordion, piccolo, tenor, alto, and baritone saxophones
  • Richard Manuel– acoustic and electric pianos, vocals
  • Robbie Robertson– guitars, vocals
  • James Gordon– flute
  • Tom Malone– trombone
  • John Simon– alto saxophone
  • Larry Packer– violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Robbie Robertson, except where noted.

  1. Right as Rain
  2. Street Walker – Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson
  3. Let the Night Fall
  4. Ain’t That a Lot of Love – Homer Banks, Willia Dean Parker
  5. Christmas Must Be Tonight
  6. Islands – Rick Danko, Gart Hudson, Robbie Robertson
  7. The Saga of Pepote Rouge
  8. Georgia on My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  9. Knockin’ Lost John
  10. Livin’ in a Dream