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On August 1, 1973.

On August 1, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Killing Me Softly”, the fifth Roberta Flack album. It was recorded 1972 – 1973, and was produced by Joel Dorn. “Killing Me Softly” won the 1974 “Grammy Award for Record of the Year”. In 2006, the album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Roberta Flack – arranger, piano, vocals
  • Deodato– conductor, string arrangements
  • William Eaton – brass arrangement
  • Alfred Ellis – brass arrangement, conductor
  • Kermit Moore – arranger, cello
  • Don Sebesky– conductor, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Ralph MacDonald– congas, percussion, tambourine
  • Bob Liftin, Gene Paul– engineer
  • Barry Diament – mastering
  • Rod Dyer – design
  • Burt Goldblatt – photography
  • David Redfern – inside photo
  • Jack Shaw – associate producer

Track listing:

  1. Killing Me Softly with His Song – Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel
  2. Jesse – Janis Ian
  3. No Tears (In the End) – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter
  4. I’m the Girl – James Alan Shelton
  5. River – Gene McDaniels
  6. Conversation Love – Terry Plumeri, Bill Seighman
  7. When You Smile – Ralph MacDonald, William Salter
  8. Suzanne – Leonard Cohen

 

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In July 1979.

In July 1979, “CBS” label released “Honest Lullaby”, the 18th Joan Baez album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Barry Beckett. Cover photos were by photographer Yousuf Karsh  Joan Baez dedicated the album to the memory of journalist John L. Wasserman.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez- lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Larry Byrom- acoustic guitar
  • Pete Carr – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson – electric guitar
  • Barry Beckett- keyboards
  • David Hood- bass guitar
  • Roger Hawkins – drums
  • Hill Abrahams – violin
  • Janes Crozier – cello
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Ava Aldridge, George Jackson, Lenny LeBlanc, Mac McAnally, Cindy Richardson, George Soulé, Eddie Struzick, Marie Tomlinson – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. .Let Your Love Flow – Larry E. Williams
  2. No Woman No Cry – Vincent Ford
  3. Light a Light – Janis Ian
  4. Song at the End of the Movie – Pierce Pettis
  5. Before the Deluge – Jackson Browne
  6. Honest Lullaby – Joan Baez
  7. Michael – Joan Baez
  8. For Sasha – Joan Baez
  9. For All We Know – Sam M. Lewis,  Fred Coots
  10. Free at Last – Joan Baez, George Jackson

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Island” label released “It’s All About” the debut Spooky Tooth album. It was recorded in 1968, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Jimmy Miller.

Personnel:

  • Mike Harrison– vocals, keyboards, harpsichord
  • Gary Wright– vocals, keyboards, organ
  • Luther Grosvenor– guitar
  • Greg Ridley– bass guitar
  • Mike Kellie– drums and percussion
  • Engineer: Glyn Johns
  • Liner notes: Alan Robinson
  • Album photography: Gered Mankowitz

Track listing:

  1. Society’s Child – Janis Ian
  2. Love Really Changed Me – Luther Grosvenor, Jimmy Miller, Gary Wright
  3. Here I Lived So Well – Gary Wright, Luther Grosvenor, Mike Harrison, Jimmy Miller
  4. Too Much of Nothing – Bob Dylan
  5. Sunshine Help Me – Gary Wright
  6. It’s All About a Roundabout – Jimmy Miller, Gary Wright
  7. Tobacco Road – D. Loudermilk
  8. It Hurts You So – Jimmy Miller, Gary Wright
  9. Forget It, I Got It – Jimmy Miller, Gary Wright
  10. Bubbles – Luther Grosvenor, Gary Wright

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Columbia” label released “New City”, the eighth Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was produced by was recorded 1974-1975, and Jimmy Ienner.

Personnel:

  • David Clayton-Thomas– vocals
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone, tuba, baritone horn, bass trumpet
  • Bobby Colomby– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Joe Giorgianni – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Ron McClure– bass
  • Bill Tillman – saxophone, background vocals
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar, background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Mike Corbett – background vocals
  • Greg Calbi– engineer
  • Tom Dwyer – assistant
  • Rod O’Brien – assistant engineer
  • Carmine Rubino – engineer
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Ride Captain Ride – Skip Konte, Franke Konte, Mike Pinera, Carlos Pinera
  2. Life – Allen Toussaint
  3. No Show – Ron McClure
  4. I Was a Witness to a War – Danny Meehan, Bobby Scott
  5. One Room Country Shack – John Lee Hooker, traditional
  6. Applause – Janis Ian
  7. Yesterday’s Music – Clayton-Thomas, William Smith
  8. Naked Man – Randy Newman
  9. Got to Get You into My Life – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  10. Takin’ It Home – Bobby Colomby

 

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “A&M” label released “Diamonds & Rust”, the seventeenth Joan Baez album. It was recorded in January 1975, and was produced by Larry Carlton, David Kershenbaum and Joan Baez.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, acoustic guitar, synthesisers, arranger
  • Larry Carlton– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, arranger
  • Dean Parks– electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Wilton Felder– bass
  • Reinie Press – bass
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Joe Sample– electric piano, Hammond organ
  • Hampton Hawes– piano
  • David Paich– piano, electric harpsichord
  • Red Rhodes– pedal steel guitar
  • Malcolm Cecil– synthesisers
  • Tom Scott– flute, saxophone, arranger
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Joni Mitchell– vocal improvisation
  • Rick Lo Tempio – electric guitar
  • Ollie Mitchell – trumpet
  • Buck Monari – trumpet
  • Rick Riggieri – engineer
  • Henry Lewy – engineer
  • Ellis Sorkin – assistant engineer
  • Bob Cato – design

Track listing:

  1. Diamonds & Rust – Joan Baez
  2. Fountain of Sorrow – Jackson Browne
  3. Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
  4. Children and All That Jazz – Joan Baez
  5. Simple Twist of Fate – Bob Dylan
  6. Blue Sky – Dickey Betts
  7. Hello in There – John Prine
  8. Jesse – Janis Ian
  9. Winds of the Old Days – Joan Baez
  10. Dida – Joan Baez – duet with Joni Mitchell
  11. Medley: I Dream of Jeannie – Stephen Foster / Danny Boy – Frederick Weatherly

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Columbia” label released “Between the Lines” the seventh Janis Ian studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “914 Sound Studios” in Blauvelt, New York, and was produced by Brooks Arthur.

Personnel:

  • Al Gorgoni, Janis Ian, Sal DiTroia, Dave Snider, Dickie Frank – guitar
  • Don Payne, Richard Davis, George Duvivier – bass
  • Barry Lazarowitz – drums, percussion
  • Larry Alexander – percussion
  • Kenny Kosek, Russell George – fiddle
  • Violins: Arianna Bronne, Lewis Cley, Peter Dimitriades, Marie Hence, Max Hollander, Kathryn Kienke, Ezra Kliger, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, David Sackson, Julius Schachter, Ora Shiran, Harry Urbont, Masako Yanagita
  • Violas: Seymour Berman, George Brown, Eugenie Dengel, Patty Kopec, Richard Maximoff, David Sackson, Emanuel Vardi
  • Celli: Seymour Barab, Gloria Lanzarone, Beverly Lauridsen, Jesse Levy, Charles McCracken, George Ricci
  • Trumpets: Ray Crisara, Burt Collins, Jimmy Sedlar, Joe Shepley
  • Trombones: Eddie Bert, Mickey Gravine, Alan Raph, Bill Watrous
  • French Horn: Jim Buffington
  • Flutes: Romeo Penque, Phil Bodner
  • Flugelhorn: Burt Collins
  • Tenor saxophone: Joe Grimm, Seldon Powell
  • String and horn arrangements: Ron Frangipane
  • Orchestral Contractor: Artie Kaplan
  • Engineered by Brooks Arthur, Larry Alexander, Russ Payne
  • Art Direction and Design: John Berg, Paul Perlow
  • Photography: Peter Cunningham
  • Production Coordinator: Herb Gart

Track listing:

All tracks by Janis Ian.

  1. When the Party’s Over
  2. At Seventeen
  3. From Me to You
  4. Bright Lights and Promises
  5. In the Winter
  6. Water Colors
  7. Between the Lines
  8. The Come On
  9. Light a Light
  10. Tea and Sympathy
  11. Lover’s Lullaby

On August 11, 1974.

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On August 11, 1974, “Columbia” label released “New Skin for the Old Ceremony”, the fourth Leonard Cohen studio album. It was recorded February 1974, at “Sound Ideas Studio” in New York, and was produced by Leonard Cohen and John Lissauer.

Personnel:

  • Leonard Cohen – guitar, vocals, producer
  • John Lissauer– woodwinds, keyboards, backup vocals, producer, arranger
  • Ralph Gibson– guitar
  • Armen Halburian – percussion
  • Janis Ian– vocals
  • Gail Kantor – backup vocals
  • Jeff Layton – banjo, mandolin, guitar, trumpet
  • Barry Lazarowitz – percussion
  • Roy Markowitz – drums
  • Emily Bindiger– backup vocals
  • Gerald Chamberlain – trombones
  • Erin Dickins – backup vocals
  • Lewis Furey– viola
  • John Miller – bass
  • Don Payne – bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Leonard Cohen.

  1. Is This What You Wanted
  2. Chelsea Hotel #2
  3. Lover Lover Lover
  4. Field Commander Cohen
  5. Why Don’t You Try
  6. There Is a War
  7. A Singer Must Die
  8. I Tried to Leave You
  9. Who by Fire
  10. Take This Longing
  11. Leaving Green Sleeves