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On March 2, 1979.

On March 2, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Thanks I’ll Eat It Here”, the only Lowell George solo album. It was recorded in 1078, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lowell George. The cover art, painted by Neon Park, is a version of Édouard Manet’s painting “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” with Marlene Dietrich, Fidel Castro and Bob Dylan as the diners.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George – vocals, guitar
  • Bonnie Raitt- vocals
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • Denny Christianson – keyboards, horns
  • David Foster- keyboards
  • Chilli Charles – drums
  • Nicky Hopkins- keyboards
  • Jim Price- horns
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Michael Baird- drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Bobby Bruce – violin, guitar
  • Turner Stephen Bruton- guitar
  • Luis Damian – guitar, keyboards
  • Gordon DeWitty – keyboards, piano
  • Maxine Dixon – piano
  • Arthur Gerst – piano
  • Jimmy Greenspoon – guitar, piano
  • Roberto Gutierrez – vocals, guitar, drums
  • Richie Hayward- drums
  • Jerry Jumonville – saxophone, guitar
  • Ron Koss – guitar, engineering
  • Darrell Leonard – horn, vocals
  • Maxayn Lewis- vocals
  • David Paich- keyboards
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Dean Parks- guitar, keyboards
  • Bruce Paulson – keyboards
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- vocals
  • Joel Peskin – vocals, saxophone
  • John Phillips- saxophone, drums
  • Peggy Sandvig – piano
  • James Self – tuba
  • Steve Madaio – horns
  • Floyd Sneed – drums, vocals
  • D. Souther- bass, vocals
  • Paul Stallworth – bass, guitar
  • Fred Tackett- guitar, vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – vocals
  • Donn Landee, George Massenburg– engineering
  • Billy Youdelman, Bruce Botnick, Doug Botnick – assistant engineer
  • Michael Ward – truck driver, drum tech
  • Brad Kanawyer, Michael Hollyfield – design
  • Elizabeth George, Bob Marks, Nancy Goldfarb – photography

Track listing:

  1. What Do You Want the Girl to Do – Allen Toussaint
  2. Honest Man – Lowell George, Fred Tackett
  3. Two Trains – Lowell George
  4. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernie Miller
  5. Cheek to Cheek – Lowell George, Van Dyke Parks, Martin Kibbee (aka Fred Martin))
  6. Easy Money – Rickie Lee Jones
  7. Twenty Million Things – Lowell George, Jed Levy
  8. Find a River – Fred Tackett
  9. Himmler’s Ring – Jimmy Webb

 

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In March 1966.

In March 1966, “Dunhill” label released “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears”, the debut Mamas & the Papas album. It was recorded 1965 – 1966, and was produce by Lou Adler. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 127 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Denny Doherty– vocals
  • Cass Elliot– vocals
  • John Phillips– vocals, guitar
  • Michelle Phillips– vocals
  • F. Sloan– guitars, additional vocals
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Joe Osborn– bass guitar
  • Bud Shank– flute
  • Peter Pilafian – electric violin
  • Bones Howe– engineer
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

  1. Monday, Monday – John Phillips
  2. Straight Shooter – John Phillips
  3. Got a Feelin’ – John Phillips, Denny Doherty
  4. I Call Your Name – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. Do You Wanna Dance – Bobby Freeman
  6. Go Where You Wanna Go – John Phillips
  7. California Dreamin’ – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  8. Spanish Harlem – Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector
  9. Somebody Groovy – John Phillips
  10. Hey Girl – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  11. You Baby – Steve Barri,  F. Sloan
  12. The ‘In’ Crowd – Billy Page

In February 1967.

In February 1967, “Dunhill” label released “The Mamas & The Papas Deliver”, the third Mamas & the Papas album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Denny Doherty- vocals
  • Cass Elliot- vocals
  • John Phillips- vocals, guitar
  • Michelle Phillips- vocals
  • Hal Blaine- drums, percussion
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards
  • Jim Horn- flute, saxophone
  • Joe Osborn- bass guitar
  • “Doctor” Eric Hord – guitar
  • F. Sloan- guitar
  • Gary Coleman – percussion, bells, marimba

Track listing:

All tracks by John Phillips except where noted.

  1. Dedicated to the One I Love – Ralph Bass, Lowman Pauling
  2. My Girl – Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
  3. Creeque Alley – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  4. Sing for Your Supper – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  5. Twist and Shout – Phil Medley, Bert Russell
  6. Free Advice – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  7. Look Through My Window
  8. Boys and Girls Together
  9. String Man – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  10. Frustration
  11. Did You Ever Want to Cry
  12. John’s Music Box

 

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Dunhill” label released “People Like Us”, the fifth and the final  Mamas & the Papas studio album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by John Philips.

Personnel:

  • John Phillips– vocals, guitar
  • Michelle Phillips– vocals
  • Denny Doherty– vocals
  • Cass Elliot– vocals
  • Gary Coleman – drums, tambourine, bells, vibraphone, shaker
  • Ed Greene– drums
  • Bobbye Hall– conga, tambourine, shaker, cabasa
  • Jim Horn– flute, saxophone
  • Clarence McDonald– keyboards
  • Tony Newton– bass guitar
  • Earl Palmer– drums
  • Donald Peake, Louie Shelton, David T. Walker– guitar
  • Joe Sample– keyboards
  • Gene Page- orchestral arrangement
  • Dave Hassinger– engineer
  • Rick Heenan, Val Garay- assistant engineer
  • Henry Diltz- cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Phillips, except where noted.

  1. People Like Us
  2. Pacific Coast Highway
  3. Snowqueen of Texas
  4. Shooting Star
  5. Step Out
  6. Lady Genevieve
  7. No Dough
  8. European Blueboy
  9. Pearl
  10. I Wanna Be a Star – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  11. Grasshopper
  12. Blueberries for Breakfast

 

On July 2, 1966.

On July 2, 1966, “Warner Bros” label released “Beau Brummels ’66”, the third Beau Brummels studio album. It was recorded in 1965, at “Mira Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Mutchell and Tom Donahue.

Track listing:

  1. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  2. Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
  3. Louie Louie – Chuck Berry
  4. Homeward Bound – Paul Simon
  5. These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ – Lee Hazlewood
  6. Yesterday – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. Bang Bang – Sonny Bono
  8. Hang On Sloopy – Wes Farrell, Bert Russell
  9. Play with Fire – Mick Jagger, Keith Richard
  10. Woman – Bernard Webb (Paul McCartney pseudonym)
  11. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter – Trevor Peacock
  12. Monday, Monday – John Phillips

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “RCA” label released “Feliciano!”, the fourth José Feliciano album. It was recorded in 1968, at “RCA Victor’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick Jarrard.  Jose Feliciano won the “Best New Artist” award, and “Best Pop Male Song of the Year” award for the song “Light My Fire” of the album. The album cover illustration was by George Bartell.

Personnel:

  • José Feliciano – guitar, vocals, arrangements
  • Ray Brown- double bass
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Jim Horn- alto flute, recorder
  • George Tipton- orchestration, string and woodwind arrangements
  • Perry Botkin Jr.– arrangements
  • Dick Bogert – recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. California Dreamin’ – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  2. Light My Fire – Robbie Krieger, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore
  3. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – Gerry Marsden
  4. In My Life – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. And I Love Her – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Nena Na Na – Jorge Ben
  7. Always Something There to Remind Me – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  8. Just a Little Bit of Rain – Fred Neil
  9. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  10. Here, There and Everywhere – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  11. The Last Thing on My Mind – Tom Paxton

In May 1968.

In May 1968, “Dunhill” label released “The Papas & the Mamas”, the fourth The Mamas & the Papas album. It was recorded 1967-1968, at the home of John  and Michelle Phillips, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Denny Doherty- lead and background vocals
  • Cass Elliot- lead and background vocals
  • John Phillips- guitar, lead anbackground vocals
  • Michelle Phillips- lead and background vocals
  • “Doctor” Eric Hord – guitar
  • Hal Blaine- percussions
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards
  • Joe Osborn- bass guitar
  • Paul Downing – guitar
  • John York- bass guitar
  • Peter Pilafian -engineer
  • Tad Diltz- album photos
  • Gary Burden- art direction, package design

Track listing:

All tracks by John Phillips, except where noted.

  1. The Right Somebody to Love – Jack Yellen,Lew Pollack
  2. Safe in My Garden
  3. Meditation Mama (Transcendental Woman Travels) – John Phillips,Lou Adler –
  4. For the Love of Ivy – John Phillips,Denny Doherty
  5. Dream a Little Dream of Me – Fabian Andre,Wilbur Schwandt, Gus Kahn
  6. Mansions
  7. Gemini Childe
  8. Nothing’s Too Good for My Little Girl – Ned Wynn
  9. Too Late
  10. Twelve Thirty
  11. Rooms
  12. Midnight Voyage