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In December 1974.

In December 1974, “ABC” label released “Rufusized”, the third Rufus studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bob Monaco.

Personnel:

  • Chaka Khan– lead vocals, background vocals
  • Tony Maiden – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Kevin Murphy– organ, clavinet, background vocals, acoustic piano, ARP synthesizer
  • Bobby Watson – bass, background vocals
  • André Fischer – drums, percussion
  • Clare Fischer, Kevin Murphy – string and horn arrangements
  • Gerald Vinci – concertmaster
  • Gary Olazabal, Austin Godsey, Mike Braunstein – engineers

Track listing:

  1. Once You Get Started – Gavin Christopher
  2. Somebody’s Watching You – Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan, Bobby Watson
  3. Pack’d My Bags – Tony Maiden, Chaka Khan
  4. Your Smile – Lalomie Washburn
  5. Rufusized (Instrumental) – Chaka Khan, Tony Maiden, Bobby Watson, Kevin Murphy, André Fischer
  6. I’m a Woman (I’m a Backbone) – Lalomie Washburn
  7. Right is Right – Tony Maiden, Kevin Murphy, Chaka Khan
  8. Half Moon – John Hall
  9. Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me of a Friend) – Brenda Gordon, Brian Russell
  10. Stop on By – Bobby Womack, Pete Thomas

 

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In November 1976.

In November 1976, “Asylum” label released “The Pretender”, the fourth Jackson Browne studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “The Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jon Landau. The album was ranked at number 391 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, photography
  • John Hall, Albert Lee, Fred Tackett, Waddy Wachtel– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Luis Damian – acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
  • Lowell George– slide guitar, harmony vocals
  • Roberto Gutierrez – guitarron, violin, backing vocals
  • David Lindley– fiddle, lap steel guitar
  • Roy Bittan, Craig Doerge, Bill Payne, Michael Utley– keyboards
  • Bob Glaub, Chuck Rainey, Leland Sklar– bass
  • Jim Gordon, Russ Kunkel, Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Arthur Gerst – harp, backing vocals, musical arrangements
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Richard Hyde– trombone
  • Jim Horn, Quitman Dennis – saxophones
  • Rosemary Butler, David Crosby, Don Henley, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, D. Souther– harmony vocals
  • John Haeny, Mark Howlett, Greg Ladanyi – engineers
  • Paul Black – assistant engineer
  • Val Garay, Greg Ladanyi – mixing
  • Dennis Kirk – mixing assistant
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • John Haeny – recorder
  • David Campbell, Arthur Gerst, Jim Horn – arrangers
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Paul Black, Dennis Kirk – assistants
  • Gary Burden – art direction, design
  • Howard Burke – photography
  • Tom Kelley – cover photography
  • Jon Landau – notes editing

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted.

  1. The Fuse
  2. Your Bright Baby Blues
  3. Linda Paloma
  4. Here Come Those Tears Again – Jackson Browne, Nancy Farnsworth
  5. The Only Child
  6. Daddy’s Tune
  7. Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate
  8. The Pretender

 

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “The Last Record Album”, the fifth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lowell George. The cover art was by Neon Park.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George- vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrère- guitar, vocals
  • Sam Clayton- congas
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richard Hayward- drums, vocals
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, synthesizer, vocals
  • Valerie Carter- backing vocals
  • John Hall- guitar
  • Fran Tate- backing vocals
  • George Massenburg- engineer

Track listing:

  1. Romance Dance – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne
  2. All That You Dream – Paul Barrère, Bill Payne, Floyd
  3. Long Distance Love – Lowell George
  4. Day or Night – Bill Payne, Fran Tate
  5. One Love Stand – Paul Barrère, Kenny Gradney, Bill Payne
  6. Down Below the Borderline – Lowell George
  7. Somebody’s Leavin’ – Bill Payne
  8. Mercenary Territory – Lowell George, Richard Hayward

In September 1974.

In September 1974, “Bearsville” label released the debut, self-titled Felix Cavaliere solo album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Felix Cavaliere – vocals, piano, organ
  • Carman Moore – string arrangements
  • John Siegler, Mervin Bronson – bass
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Paul Fleisher – saxophone, clarinet
  • Antonio Jiminez Arana – congas
  • Jack Scarangella, Kevin Ellman – drums
  • Elliot Randall, John Hall, Todd Rundgren- guitar
  • Gualberto Garcia Perez – flamenco guitar
  • Hank DeVito- pedal steel guitar
  • Jack Jeffers – baritone horns
  • Antonio Jiminez Arana, Pablo Rosario – percussion
  • Kenneth Bichel, Roger Powell- ARP synthesizer
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Al Rubin, Larry Spencer, Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • Alfred Brown, Julien Barber, Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Noel Da Costa, Raymond Kunicki, W. Sanford Allen – violin
  • Cissy Houston, Deidre Tuck, Felix Cavaliere, Judy Clay, Renelle Stafford – background vocals
  • Alex Rutsch – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Felix Cavaliere and Carman Moore

  1. A High Price to Pay
  2. I Am a Gambler
  3. I’ve Got a Solution
  4. Everlasting Love
  5. Summer in El Barrio
  6. Long Times Gone
  7. Future Train
  8. Mountain Man
  9. Funky Friday
  10. It’s Been a Long Long Time
  11. I am Free

In September 1970.

In September 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “Down Home”, the second Seals and Crofts studio album. It was recorded in August 1972, and was produced by Louie Shelton.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Seals– vocals, acoustic guitar, violin
  • Dash Crofts– vocals, mandolin
  • John Hall – electric guitar
  • John Simon – piano
  • Paul Harris– organ
  • Eddie Rich, Harvey Brooks, Jim Rolleston – bass
  • Greg Thomas – drums
  • Producer: John Simon
  • Engineers: Mark Harman, Steve Barncard, Tony May
  • Album design: Wayne Kimbell
  • Cover photograph: Richard Edlund
  • Liner photograph: Hillary Herbst

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Seals and Dash Crofts, except where noted.

  1. Ridin’ Thumb
  2. Hand-Me-Down Shoe
  3. Purple Hand
  4. Robin
  5. Hollow Reed
  6. Gabriel Go On Home
  7. Tin Town
  8. Today
  9. Cotton Mouth
  10. Granny Will Your Dog Bite? – traditional, arranged by Jim Seals
  11. Leave – Jim Seals, John Trombatore
  12. See My Life (reprise, secret track) – Jim Seals

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Asylum” label released “Hasten Down the Wind”, the seventh Linda Ronstadt  studio album. It was recorded May – July 1976, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher. In 1977, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Linda Ronstadt – lead and background vocals, handclaps
  • Andrew Gold- vocals, background vocals, organ, keyboards, ARP String Ensemble, finger cymbals, sleigh bells, handclaps, clavinet, acoustic and electric piano, electric, rhythm and acoustic guitar, clavichord
  • Dan Dugmore- electric and steel guitar
  • Wendy Waldman- electric and acoustic guitar
  • Kenny Edwards- bass guitar, mandolin, background vocals
  • Russ Kunkel, Michael Botts– drums
  • Clarence McDonald- piano, keyboards
  • Herb Pedersen- background vocals
  • Paul Polivnick – viola
  • Bill Thedford – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Ken Yerke – violin, viola
  • Ron Hickland, Gerry Garrett – choir, chorus
  • Sherlie Matthews- background vocals
  • Clydie King- vocals, choir, chorus
  • Wendy Waldman- background vocals
  • Peter Asher- guitar, wood block, shaker, handclaps, vocals, tambourine, percussion
  • David Campbell- conductor, string arrangements, viola
  • Charles Veal – violin, concertmaster
  • Richard Feves – bass guitar, double bass
  • Gerald Garrett, Jim Gilstrap – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Pat Henderson – vocals, choir, chorus, background vocals
  • Ron Hicklin – vocals
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Becky Louis, Karla Bonoff- background vocals
  • Don Henley- drums, lead and harmony vocals
  • John Kosh- cover design
  • Ethan Russell, Jim Shea – photography

Track listing:

  1. Lose Again – Karla Bonoff
  2. The Tattler – Ry Cooder, Russ Titelman, Washington Phillips
  3. If He’s Ever Near – Karla Bonoff
  4. That’ll Be the Day – Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  5. Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty – Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, Gilbert Ronstadt
  6. Hasten Down the Wind – Warren Zevon
  7. Rivers of Babylon – Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton
  8. Give One Heart – John Hall, Johanna Hall
  9. Try Me Again – Linda Ronstadt, Andrew Gold
  10. Crazy – Willie Nelson
  11. Down So Low – Tracy Nelson
  12. Someone to Lay Down Beside Me – Karla Bonoff

In May 1977.

On May 1977, “GRT” label released the debut, self-titled Prism album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Bruce Fairbairn and Rodney Higgs. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”.

Personnel:

  • Lindsay Mitchell– vocals, guitar
  • Ron Tabak– vocals
  • John Hall– keyboards
  • Ab Bryant– bass
  • Rodney Higgs– drums, keyboards
  • Tom Lavin– guitar, vocals
  • Bruce Fairbairn– horn
  • Tom Keenlyside– horn

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Vallance by the pseudonym Rodney Higgs, except where noted.

  1. Spaceship Superstar
  2. Open Soul Surgery – Rodney Higgs, H. Knight
  3. It’s Over
  4. Take Me to the Kaptin
  5. Vladivostok
  6. Amelia
  7. Freewill – Tom Lavin
  8. Julie
  9. I Ain’t Lookin’ Anymore – Lindsay Mitchell