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In December 1969.

In December 1969, “Capitol” label released “Shady Grove”, the second Quicksilver Messenger Service studio album. It was recorded July – September 199, at “Wally Heider Studios” and “Pacific High Recorders” in San Francisco, and was produced by John Palladino.

Personnel:

  • John Cipollina– vocals, guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano, organ, celeste, harpsichord, cello
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, guitar, viola
  • Greg Elmore– drums, percussion
  • Dan Healy, Bob Shumaker, Dave Brown, Mike Leary – engineer
  • Dan Healy, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Snarly Grumble – mixing
  • John Palladino – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Shady Grove – O. Wands
  2. Flute Song – Denise Jewkes
  3. Three or Four Feet from Home – John Cipollina
  4. Too Far – David Freiberg
  5. Holy Moly – Nick Gravenites
  6. Joseph’s Coat – John Cipollina, Nick Gravenites
  7. Flashing Lonesome – David Freiberg, Denise Jewkes
  8. Words Can’t Say – David Freiberg, Denise Jewkes
  9. Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder – Nicky Hopkins
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In October 1971.

In October 1971, “Capitol” label released “Bloodrock U.S.A.”, the fourth Bloodrock album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Rick Cobb, Ed Grundy, Stephen Hill, Lee Pickens, Nick Taylor, Jim Rutledge and John Palladino.

Personnel:

  • Lee Pickens – guitar, vocals
  • Jim Rutledge – vocals
  • Rick Cobb – drums, percussion
  • Ed Grundy – bass,vocals
  • Nick Taylor – guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Hill – keyboards, vocals
  • John Hoernle – art direction
  • Cecil Jones – engineer
  • Norman Seeff- photography
  • John “Sly” Wilson – engineer

Track listing:

  1. It’s a Sad World – Bill Ham, Warren Ham
  2. Don’t Eat the Children – John Nitzinger
  3. Promises – John Nitzinger
  4. Crazy ‘Bout You Babe – R. Kates, S. Garrett
  5. Hangman’s Dance – John Nitzinger
  6. American Burn – Lee Pickens, Jim Rutledge, Nick Taylor
  7. Rock & Roll Candy Man – Ed Grundy, Jim Rutledge
  8. Abracadaver – Rick Cobb, Lee Pickens, Jim Rutledge, Nick Taylor
  9. Magic Man – Rick Cobb, Lee Pickens, Jim Rutledge

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Capitol” label released “Just for Love”, the fourth Quicksilver Messenger Service album. It was recorded May – June 1970, and was produced by John Palladino.

Personnel:

  • Dino Valenti– guitar, vocals, flute, conga
  • Gary Duncan– guitar, vocals, bass, maracas, wood block
  • John Cipollina– steel, slide and electric guitars, vocals
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards, piano
  • David Freiberg– bass, vocals, guitar
  • Greg Elmore– drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Just for Love (Part 1) – Farrow
  2. Cobra – John Cipollina
  3. The Hat – Farrow
  4. Freeway Flyer – Farrow
  5. Gone Again – Farrow
  6. Fresh Air – Farrow
  7. Just for Love (Part 2) – Farrow
  8. Wolf Run (Part 2) – Farrow

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Capitol” label released “Book of Dreams”, the tenth Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded 1976-1977, at “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Steve Miller. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller– vocals, guitar, synthesizer, sitar, producer
  • David Denny– guitar
  • Greg Douglass– slide guitar
  • Byron Allred – piano, synthesizer
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar
  • Gary Mallaber– drums, percussion
  • Norton Buffalo– harmonica
  • Les Dudek– lead guitar
  • Kenny Johnson – drums
  • Jachym Young – piano
  • Charles Calamise – bass
  • Curley Cooke – acoustic guitar
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Steven (Sticks Douglas) Moore – drums, background vocals
  • John Palladino – executive producer
  • Mike Fusaro – recording engineer
  • Jim Gains – mixing
  • Win Kutz – assistant mixer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • Alton Kelly– illustration
  • Stanley Mouse– illustration

Track listing:

  1. Threshold – Steve Miller
  2. Jet Airliner – Paul Pena
  3. Winter Time – Steve Miller
  4. Swingtown – Steve Miller, Chris McCarty
  5. True Fine Love – Steve Miller
  6. Wish Upon a Star – Steve Miller
  7. Jungle Love – Lonnie Turner, Greg Douglass
  8. Electro Lux Imbroglio – Steve Miller
  9. Sacrifice – Curley Cooke, Les Dudek
  10. The Stake – David Denny
  11. My Own Space – Jason Cooper, Bobby Winkelman
  12. Babes in the Wood – Steve Miller

 

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Capitol” label released “Fly Like an Eagle”, the ninth Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded 1975-1976, at “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Steve Miller. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Fly Like an Eagle” at number 445 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller– vocals, guitar, keyboards, sitar, ARP Odyssey
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar
  • Gary Mallaber– drums, percussion
  • James Cotton– harmonica
  • Curley Cooke – guitar
  • Les Dudek– guitar
  • Charles Calamise – bass guitar
  • Kenny Johnson – drums
  • Joe (JD) D’Andrea – percussion
  • John McFee– dobro
  • Joachim Young – B3 organ
  • John Palladino – executive producer
  • Mike Fusaro – recording engineer
  • Jim Gains – mastering
  • Susan McCardle – photography
  • David Stahl – photography

Track listing:

  1. Space Intro – Steve Miller
  2. Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller
  3. Wild Mountain Honey – Steve McCarty
  4. Serenade – Steve Miller, Chris McCart
  5. Dance, Dance, Dance – Steve Miller, Joseph Cooper, Brenda Cooper
  6. Mercury Blues – C. Douglas
  7. Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller
  8. Rock’n Me – Steve Miller
  9. You Send Me – Sam Cooke
  10. Blue Odyssey – Steve Miller
  11. Sweet Maree – Steve Miller
  12. The Window – Steve Miller, Jason Cooper

 

In December 1970.

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In December 1970, “Capitol” label released “What About Me”, the fifth Quicksilver Messenger Service album. It was recorded May – June 1970, and was produced by John Palladino. “What About Me” the last album to feature pianist Nicky Hopkins.

Personnel:

  • Dino Valenti– lead vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Gary Duncan– guitar, backing vocals, bass, percussion, organ
  • John Cipollina– guitar, percussion
  • David Freiberg– bass, backing vocals, lead vocal, guitar
  • Greg Elmore– drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Mark Naftalin- piano
  • Martin Fierro- tenor and alto saxes, flute
  • Frank Morin – tenor sax
  • Pat O’Hara -trombone
  • Jose Rico Reyes -conga, percussion, backing vocals
  • Ron Taormina -baritone and soprano saxes

Track listing:

  1. What About Me – Jesse Oris Farrow
  2. Local Color – John Cipollina
  3. Baby Baby – Jesse Oris Farrow
  4. Won’t Kill Me – David Freiberg
  5. Long Haired Lady – Jesse Oris Farrow
  6. Subway – Gary Duncan, Jesse Oris Farrow
  7. Spindrifter – Nicky Hopkins
  8. Good Old Rock and Roll – Jesse Oris Farrow
  9. All in My Mind – Gary Duncan, Jesse Oris Farrow
  10. Call on Me – Jesse Oris Farrow