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In November 1973.

In November 1973, “MCA” label released “Friends and Legends”, the second  Michael Stanley album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Applewood Studios” in Golden, Colorado, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk.


  • Michael Stanley- lead vocals, guitars
  • Joe Walsh- lead guitars, synthesizer
  • Joe Vitale- drums, flute, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Kenny Passarelli- bass
  • Paul Harris- piano, organ, clavinette
  • Al Perkins- pedal steel guitar
  • Joe Lala- congas, timbales, percussion
  • Jon Bendis – acoustic guitar
  • David Sanborn- alto saxophone
  • Bill Szymczyk- percussion
  • Tasha Thomas – backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Carla Hall – backing vocals
  • Richie Furay- backing vocals
  • Dan Fogelberg- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Stanley; except where noted.

  1. Among My Friends Again
  2. Help! – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Yours for a Song
  4. Let’s Get the Show on the Road
  5. Just Keep Playing Your Radio
  6. Roll On
  7. Bad Habits
  8. Funky Is the Drummer – Michael Stanley, Joe Walsh, Paul Harris, Joe Vitale, Kenny Passarelli, Bigby, Lawson
  9. Poets’ Day



In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Blue Sky” label released “All American Boy”, the debut Rick Derringer solo studio album. It was recorded in 1973 at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk and Rick Derringer.


  • Rick Derringer- lead vocals, guitar, organ
  • David Bromberg- guitar, dobro
  • Joe Walsh- electric guitar
  • Bobby Caldwell, Joe Vitale- drums
  • Kenny Passarelli- bass guitar
  • Tasha Thomas, Lani Groves, Carl Hall – backing vocals
  • Edgar Winter- keyboards
  • Suzi Quatro- bass guitar
  • Paul Harris- keyboards
  • Joe Lala- percussion
  • Toots Thielemans- harmonica

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Derringer; except where noted.

  1. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
  2. Joy Ride
  3. Teenage Queen
  4. Cheap Tequila
  5. Uncomplicated
  6. Hold – Rick Derringer, Patti Smith
  7. The Airport Giveth (The Airport Taketh Away)
  8. Teenage Love Affair
  9. It’s Raining
  10. Time Warp
  11. Slide On Over Slinky
  12. Jump, Jump, Jump


In October 1972.

In October 1972, “ABC/Dunhill” labels released “Barnstorm”, the debut Joe Walsh studio solo album. It was recorded in March 1972, at “Caribou Ranch” in Colorado, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk and Joe Walsh.


  • Joe Walsh- lead guitars, keyboards, piano, synthesizer, telegraph key, vocals, engineer
  • Kenny Passarelli- bass guitar, guitarrón, vocals
  • Joe Vitale- drums, percussion, keyboards, electric piano, flute, vocals
  • Paul Harris- piano, vocals
  • Al Perkins- steel guitar
  • Chuck Rainey- bass guitar
  • Bill Szymczyk- backing vocals, engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Walsh, except where noted.

  1. Here We Go
  2. Midnight Visitor
  3. One and One
  4. Giant Bohemoth – Joe Vitale, Joe Walsh
  5. Mother Says – Kenny Passarelli, Joe Vitale, Joe Walsh
  6. Birdcall Morning
  7. Home
  8. I’ll Tell the World – Alan Gordon, Allan Jacob
  9. Turn to Stone – Terry Trebandt, Joe Walsh
  10. Comin’ Down

In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Columbia” label released “Middle Man”, the ninth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Bill Schnee.


  • Boz Scaggs – guitars, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Carlos Santana- guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Don Grolnick- piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale- drums
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards, clavinet
  • David Hungate- bass
  • Steve Lukather- guitars
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • David Paich- organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Ray Parker, Jr.- guitars
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Adrian Tapia – saxophone
  • Bill Thedford – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Oren Waters- background vocals
  • Paulette Brown – background vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- background vocals
  • Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – background vocals
  • David Lasley- background vocals
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – background vocals
  • Venetta Fields- background vocals
  • Sharon Redd- background vocals
  • Larry Fast, Michael Boddicker, Steve Porcaro- synthesizer programming

Track listing:

All tracks by David Foster and Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. Jojo – David Foster, David Lasley, Boz Scaggs
  2. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  3. Simone
  4. You Can Have Me Anytime
  5. Middle Man
  6. Do Like You Do in New York – Boz Scaggs
  7. Angel You
  8. Isn’t It Time – Boz Scaggs
  9. You Got Some Imagination – Steve Lukather, Scaggs, Bill Schnee


In March 1976.

In March 1976, “Columbia” label released “Illegal Stills” the fourth Stephen Stills album. It was recorded 1974-1976, and was produced by Stephen Stills and Don Gehman.


  • Jerry Aiello – keyboards
  • Donnie Dacus- vocals, guitars
  • Howard Kaylan- vocals
  • Joe Lala- percussion
  • George “Chocolate” Perry- bass guitar
  • Stephen Stills – vocals, bass guitar, guitars, keyboards
  • George Terry- guitars
  • Joe Vitale- drums
  • Mark Volman- vocals
  • Tubby Zeigler – drums

Track listing:

  1. Buyin’ Time – Stephen Stills
  2. Midnight in Paris -Donnie Dacus, Véronique Sanson
  3. Different Tongues – Stephen Stills, Donnie Dacus
  4. Soldier – Donnie Dacus, Stephen Stills
  5. The Loner – Neil Young
  6. Stateline Blues – Stephen Stills
  7. Closer to You – Donnie Dacus, Warner Schwebke, Stephen Stills
  8. No Me Niegas – Stephen Stills
  9. Ring of Love – Donnie Dacus, Stephen Stills
  10. Circlin – Kenny Passarelli, Stephen Stills

On December 8, 1980.


On December 8, 1980, “Atlantic” label released “Replay”, the sixth Crosby, Stills & Nash album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Bill Halverson, David Crosby,
Graham Nash and Stephen Stills.


  • David Crosby— vocals; acoustic guitar; string arrangements
  • Stephen Stills— vocals; guitars, bass, keyboards, congas, overdubbed drums, steel drum, percussion
  • Graham Nash— vocals; rhythm guitar, piano, string arrangements, congas
  • Joe Vitale— drums, percussion, organ, electric piano, tympani
  • Craig Doerge— electric piano, piano, synthesizer
  • James Taylor— acoustic guitar
  • Paul Harris— keyboards
  • George “Chocolate” Perry— bass
  • Calvin “Fuzzy” Samuels— bass
  • Tim Drummond— bass
  • Leland Sklar— bass
  • Kenny Passarelli — bass
  • Dallas Taylor— drums
  • Russ Kunkel— drums, congas, percussion
  • Jim Gordon— drums
  • Jeff Whitaker — congas
  • Joe Lala— percussion
  • Rita Coolidge, Priscilla Jones, John Sebastian— backing vocals
  • Fred Neil, Henry Diltz— backing vocals
  • Cass Elliot— backing vocals
  • Mike Lewis, Joel Bernstein— string arrangements
  • Jerry Garcia- pedal steel guitar

Track listing:

  1. Carry On – Stephen Stills
  2. Marrakesh Express – Graham Nash
  3. Just a Song Before I Go – Graham Nash
  4. First Things First – Stephen Stills, Joe Schermie, Jon Smith
  5. Shadow Captain – David Crosby, Craig Doerge
  6. To the Last Whale…- David Crosby, Graham Nash
  7. Love the One You’re With – Stephen Stills
  8. Pre-Road Downs – Graham Nash
  9. Change Partners – Stephen Stills
  10. I Give You Give Blind- Stephen Stills
  11. Cathedral – Graham Nash

On October 26, 1999.


On October 26, 1999, “Reprise” label released “Looking Forward”, the third and final Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 1999, and was produced by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Joe Vitale, Ben Keith and Stanley Johnston.


  • David Crosby— vocals; electric guitar; acoustic guitar
  • Stephen Stills— vocals; guitars; Hammond B-3,  bass,  percussion,  maracas, bass; percussion
  • Graham Nash— vocals; acoustic gutar
  • Neil Young— vocals; guitars; harmonica; tiple; celeste
  • Joe Vitale— drums; Hammond B-3, batas
  • Michael Finnigan— Hammond B-3
  • Spooner Oldham— keyboards; pump organ
  • Ben Keith— pedal steel guitar; Dobro
  • Denny Sarokin, Snuffy Garrett— guitars
  • James Raymond — piano
  • Craig Doerge— keyboards
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn— bass
  • Gerald Johnson— bass
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson— bass
  • Bob Glaub— bass
  • Jim Keltner— drums
  • Luis Conte— congas, jombe bass drum, batas; percussion
  • Alex Acuña— timbales
  • Joe Lala— congas
  • Lenny Castro— percussion
  • Ben Keith — co-producer

Track listing:

  1. Faith in Me – Stephen Stills, Joe Vitale
  2. Looking Forward – Neil Young
  3. Stand and Be Counted – David Crosby, James Raymond
  4. Heratland – Graham Nash
  5. Seen Enough – Stephen Stills
  6. Slowpoke – Neil Young
  7. Dream for Him – David Crosby
  8. No Tears Left – Stephen Stills
  9. Out of Control – Neil Young
  10. Someday Soon – Graham Nash
  11. Queen of Them All – Neil Young
  12. Sanibel – Denny Sarokin