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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 August 1980.

In August 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “One-Trick Pony”, the fifth Paul Simon studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “A&R Studios” in New York City and  “Agora Club” in Cleveland, Ohio, and was produced by Paul Simon and Phil Ramone. The album was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Paul Simon also starred.

Personnel:

  • Paul Simon – vocals, nylon string guitar, electric guitar, percussion, horn and string arrangements
  • John Tropea– acoustic guitar
  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Joe Beck– electric guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric slide guitar
  • Jon Faddis– flugelhorn
  • Don Grolnick– string synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Grusin– horn and string arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums on all songs
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin– bass
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz – trumpet
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – electric guitar
  • Richard Tee– Fender Rhodes electric piano, tambourine, background vocals and co-lead vocal
  • Bob Friedman – horn and string arrangements
  • Jim Boyer – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon.

  1. Late in the Evening
  2. That’s Why God Made the Movies
  3. One-Trick Pony
  4. How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
  5. Oh, Marion
  6. Ace in the Hole
  7. Nobody
  8. Jonah
  9. God Bless the Absentee
  10. Long, Long Day

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Columbia” label released “Easy Does It”, the third Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Al Kooper.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper – piano, organ, guitars, ondioline, sitar, vibraphone, prepared guitar, electronic effects, vocals
  • Stu Woods – electric bass, backing vocal
  • Rick Marotta– drums, backing vocal
  • David Bromberg– pedal steel, guitar
  • Tom Cosgrove, Louie Shelton, Stu Scharf, Joe Beck, Tommy Tedesco, Keith Allison, Freddie Weller, Wayne Moss, Charlie Daniels– guitar
  • Lyle Ritz, John Miller, Joe Osborn, Charlie McCoy– electric bass
  • Earl Palmer, Joe Corero, Jr, Ken Buttrey, Al Rogers – drums
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Fred Lipisus – tenor saxophone
  • Peter Ivers– harmonica
  • George Devens – percussion
  • Milt Holland– tabla
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel
  • The Blossoms– backing vocal
  • Bobby Colomby– congas
  • Charlie Calello– string and horn arrangements
  • Jackson Marlie – vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell– arrangements and conductor
  • Don Puluse, Neil Wilburn, Stan Tonkel, Sy Mitchell, Tim Geelan – engineers
  • Mike Ruschack – mastering engineer
  • Stan Weiss – remix engineer

Track listing:

  1. Brand New Day – Al Kooper
  2. Piano Solo Introduction to I Got a Woman
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. Country Road – James Taylor
  5. I Bought You the Shoes (You’re Walking Away In) – Bob Brass, Irwin Levine, Kooper
  6. Introduction
  7. Easy Does It – Al Kooper
  8. Buckskin Boy – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello
  9. Love Theme from The Landlord – Al Kooper
  10. Sad, Sad Sunshine – Al Kooper
  11. Let the Duchess No – John Gregory, Jim Roberts
  12. She Gets Me Where I Live – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello
  13. A Rose and a Baby Ruth – D. Loudermilk
  14. Baby, Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
  15. God Sheds His Grace on Thee – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello

On June 28, 1974.

James Brown - Hell

On June 28, 1974, “Polydor” label released “Hell”, the 41st James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown: vocal, piano, arranger
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Bob Both – percussion
  • Charlie Brown – guitar
  • Sam T. Brown – guitar
  • Joe Belt – artwork
  • James Buffington – French horn
  • Lyn Collins – vocals
  • Eddie Daniels – reeds
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Pee Wee Ellis – baritone sax
  • Sue Evans – percussion
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Joe Farrell – tenor sax
  • Michael Gipson – trombone
  • Johnny Griggs – congas
  • Tom Harrell – trombone
  • Hilda Harris – background vocals
  • Martha Harvin – background vocals
  • Norman Hunter – photography
  • Alan Leeds – linear notes
  • Ralph McDonald – percussion
  • James Madison – drums
  • Hearlon “Cheese” Martin – guitar
  • Harvey Mason, Sr. – drums
  • David Matthews – arranger, piano
  • Deborah McDuffie – background vocals
  • John Morgan – drums
  • Jimmy Nolen – guitar
  • Isiah “Ike” Oakley – trumpet
  • Jim Parker – alto sax
  • Maceo Parker – alto sax
  • Ted Pettus – art direction
  • Clair Pinckney – tenor sax
  • Chuck Rainey – bass
  • David Sanborn – alto sax
  • Johnny Scotton – background vocals
  • Maretha Stewart – background vocals
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • John Starks – drums
  • Fred Thomas – bass
  • David Tofani – reeds
  • Frank Vicari – tenor sax
  • Fred Wesley – percussion, tambourine, trombone, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown, except where noted.

  1. Coldblooded – James Brown, Pee Wee Ellis
  2. Hell
  3. My Thang
  4. Sayn’ It and Doin’ It
  5. Please, Please, Please (remake) – James Brown, John Terry
  6. When the Saints Go Marchin’ In – traditional
  7. These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) – Harry Link, Hot Marvell, Jack Strachey
  8. Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker
  9. A Man Has to Go Back to the Cross Road Before He Finds Himself
  10. Sometime – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  11. I Can’t Stand It ’76′” (Remake of “I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
  12. Lost Someone (remake) – James Brown, Bobby Bird, Lloyd Stallworth
  13. Don’t Tell a Lie about Me and I Won’t Tell the Truth on You – James Brown, J. Maloy Roach
  14. Papa Don’t Take No Mess – Charles Bobbit, James Brown, John Starks, Fred Wesley