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In February 1976.

In February 1976, “Columbia” label released “Smile”, the sixth Laura Nyro album. It was recorded in 1975, at “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Charlie Calello.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – vocals, piano, guitar, wood block
  • John Tropea, Hugh McCracken, Joe Beck, Jeff Mironov, Jerry Friedman, Greg Bennett – guitar
  • Will Lee, Richard Davis, Bob Babbitt- bass
  • Chris Parker, Allan Schwartzberg, Rick Marotta- drums
  • Jimmy Maelen- tambourine, wood block
  • Nydia Mata, Carter C.C. Collins – congas
  • Rubens Bassini- shaker
  • David Friedman – vibraphone
  • Joe Farrell, Michael Brecker, George Young – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • Paul Messing – triangle
  • Nisako Yoshida, Reiko Kamota – koto
  • Don Puluse, Tim Geelan – engineer
  • Jay Messina, Lou Waxman, Stan Tonkel – assistant engineer
  • Ed Lee – artwork
  • Patty Newport – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro, except where noted.

  1. Sexy Mama – Al Goodman, Sylvia Robinson, Harry Ray
  2. Children of the Junks
  3. Money
  4. I Am the Blues
  5. Stormy Love
  6. The Cat Song
  7. Midnite Blue
  8. Smile
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In October 1976.

In October 1976, “Arista” label released “Radio Ethiopia”, the second Patti Smith Group studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jack Douglas.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar, design
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, bass, vocals, mixing
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion, mixing, consultant
  • Ivan Kral– bass, guitar
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards, synthesizer, piano
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Jay Messina – mixing, engineer
  • Lynn Goldsmith– photography
  • Nancy Greenberg – design
  • Rod O’Brien, Sam Ginsberg – assistant engineer
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Ask the Angels – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  2. Ain’t It Strange – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  3. Poppies – Patti Smith, Richard Sohl
  4. Pissing in a River – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  5. Pumping (My Heart) – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral, Jay Dee Daugherty
  6. Distant Fingers – Patti Smith, Allen Lanier
  7. Radio Ethiopia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  8. Abyssinia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Richard Sohl

 

In April 1972.

In April 1972, “Columbia” label released “Merrimack County”, the tenth Tom Rush album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Tom Rush.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rush- guitar, lead vocals
  • Trevor Veitch- guitar, mandolin, background vocals
  • James Rolleston – bass, background vocals
  • Gary Mallaber- drums, percussion, vibraphone
  • Paul Armia – fiddle
  • Erik Robertson – organ, piano
  • Bill Stevenson- piano
  • Kathryn Moses – flute
  • John Savage – drums
  • Recording engineer: Jay Messina

Track listing:

  1. Kids These Days – Tom Rush, Trevor Veitch
  2. Mink Julip – Tom Rush
  3. Mother Earth – Eric Kaz
  4. Jamaica, Say You Will – Jackson Browne
  5. Merrimack County II – Tom Rush, Trevor Veitch
  6. Gypsy Boy – Bob Carpenter
  7. Wind on the Water – Tom Rush
  8. Roll Away the Grey – Bob Carpenter
  9. Seems the Songs – Tom Rush
  10. Gone Down River – Tom Rush

In February 1977.

cheap-trick

In February 1977, “Epic” label released the debut, self-titled Cheap Trick album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Jack Douglas.

Personnel:

  • Robin Zander– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Rick Nielsen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Tom Petersson– bass guitar, vocals
  • Bun E. Carlos– drums
  • Jay Messina– engineer
  • Sam Ginsberg – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Nielsen except where noted.

  1. Hot Love
  2. Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace – Terry Reid
  3. He’s a Whore
  4. Mandocello
  5. The Ballad of T.V. Violence (I’m Not the Only Boy)
  6. Elo Kiddies
  7. Daddy Should Have Stayed in High School
  8. Taxman, Mr. Thief
  9. Cry, Cry – Robin Zander, Nielsen,Tom Petersson
  10. Oh, Candy

On September 14, 1975.

crisis

On September 14, 1975, “A&M” label released “Crisis? What Crisis?”, the fourth Supertramp album. It was recorded 1975, at “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles; “Ramport Studios” and “Scorpio Studios” in London, and was produced by Ken Scott and Supertramp.

Personnel:

  • Rick Davies– vocals, keyboards, harmonica
  • Roger Hodgson– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • John Anthony Helliwell– wind instruments, vocals
  • Dougie Thomson– bass
  • Bob C. Benberg– drums, percussion
  • Remastering: Greg Calbi, Jay Messina
  • Assistants: John Jansen, Ed Thacker
  • Arranger: Richard Anthony Hewson
  • Cover design: Fabio Nicoli, Paul Wakefield, Dick Ward

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson.

  1. Easy Does It
  2. Sister Moonshine
  3. Ain’t Nobody But Me
  4. A Soapbox Opera
  5. Another Man’s Woman
  6. LadyPoor Boy
  7. Just a Normal Day
  8. The Meaning
  9. Two of Us

 

On May 3, 1976.

Aerosmith_-_Rocks

On May 3, 1976, “Columbia” released “Rocks”, the fourth Aerosmith studio album. It was recorded February–March 1976, at “Wherehouse” and “The Record Plant”, and was produced by Jack Douglas and Aerosmith. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Rocks” at number 176 at its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Times”. The album has been quadruple Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Tom Hamilton – bass, guitar
  • Joey Kramer– drums, percussion
  • Joe Perry– guitars, backing vocals, six-string bass, electric bass
  • Steven Tyler– lead vocals, keyboards, electric bass, harmonica
  • Brad Whitford– guitars
  • Paul Prestopino – banjo
  • Jack Douglas– arrangement, backing vocals
  • Aerosmith – arrangement
  • Jay Messina – engineering
  • Rod O’Brien – assistant engineering
  • Sam Ginsburg – assistant engineering
  • David Krebs & Steve Leber (for Leber-Krebs, Inc.) –direction
  • Pacific Eye & Ear– album design

Track listing:

  1. Back in the Saddle – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  2. Last Child – Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford
  3. Rats in the Cellar – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  4. Combination – Joe Perry
  5. Sick as a Dog – Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton
  6. Nobody’s Fault – Steven Ttler, Brad Whitford
  7. Get the Lead Out – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  8. Lick and a Promise – Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
  9. Home Tonight – Steven Tyler