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In October 1970.

In October 1970, “Reprise” label released “Washington County”, the third Arlo Guthrie studio album. It was recorded in August 1970, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and John Pilla.

Personnel:

  • Arlo Guthrie – vocals, banjo, guitar, piano, autoharp, harp
  • Ry Cooder – bottleneck guitar
  • John Pilla – guitar, autoharp, harmony vocals
  • Clarence White – electric guitar
  • Doug Dillard – banjo
  • Hoyt Axton – vocals, bass
  • Chris Ethridge – bass guitar
  • Gary Walters – bass guitar
  • Richie Hayward – drums
  • Barry Feldman – executive producer
  • Van Dyke Parks – co-producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Arlo Guthrie, except where noted.

  1. Introduction
  2. Fencepost Blues
  3. Gabriel’s Mother’s Hiway Ballad #16 Blues
  4. Washington County
  5. Valley to Pray – Doc Coutson, John Pilla, Arlo Guthrie
  6. Lay Down Little Doggies – Woody Guthrie
  7. I Could Be Singing
  8. If You Would Just Drop By
  9. Percy’s Song – Bob Dylan
  10. I Want to Be Around

In July 1979.


In July 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Circles & Seasons”, the 49th Pete Seeger album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Fred Hellerman.

Personnel:

  • Pete Seeger – lead vocals, guitar, banjo, maracas, slapstick, recording
  • Fred Hellerman – guitar, bass, keyboards, glockenspiel, xylophone, percussion, background vocals
  • John Cutrone – drums, bongos
  • Robert Fortunato – brass
  • Ronnie Gilbert – vocals
  • Ron Bacchiochi – mixing
  • George Whiteman – art direction
  • Emilio Rodriquez – photography
  • John Pilla – photography
  • Harold Leventhal – project coordinator

Track listing:

  1. Garbage
  2. Sailing Down This Golden River
  3. Mexican Blues
  4. The Photographers
  5. I’m Gonna Be an Engineer
  6. Seneca Canoe Song
  7. Maple Syrup Time
  8. Viva La Quince Brigada
  9. As the Sun Rose
  10. Sour Cream
  11. Tarantella
  12. Golden Song
  13. Harry Sims
  14. Allelulia / Joy Upon This Earth

In October 1970.

In October 1970, “Rising Son” label released “Washington County”, the fifth Arlo Guthrie album. It was recorded in August 1970, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and John Pilla.

Personnel:

  • Arlo Guthrie – banjo, guitar, piano, autoharp, harp, vocals
  • Hoyt Axton- bass vocals
  • Ry Cooder- bottleneck guitar
  • Doug Dillard- banjo
  • Chris Ethridge- bass
  • Richard Hayward- drums
  • John Pilla – guitar, autoharp, harmony vocals
  • Gary Walters – bass
  • Clarence White- electric guitar
  • Barry Feldman – executive producer
  • Van Dyke Parks- co-producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Arlo Guthrie; except where noted.

  1. Introduction
  2. Fencepost Blues
  3. Gabriel’s Mother’s Highway Ballad #16 Blues
  4. Washington County
  5. Valley to Pray
  6. Lay Down Little Doggies – Woody Guthrie
  7. I Could Be Singing
  8. If You Would Just Drop By
  9. Percy’s Song – Bob Dylan
  10. I Want to Be Around

In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Reprise” label released “Amigo”, the seventh Arlo Guthrie album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by John Pilla and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Arlo Guthrie– vocals, guitar
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Nick DeCaro – strings, accordion
  • Bill Green – guitar
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Rick Jaeger – drums
  • Leah Kunkel – keyboards, electric piano, vocals
  • Russ Kunkel– percussion, drums
  • Gayle LeVant – harp, harmonica
  • Linda Ronstadt– vocals
  • Dan Velika – bass
  • Waddy Wachtel– guitar
  • Jai Winding – keyboards
  • Lloyd Cliff, Donn Landee – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Arlo Guthrie; except where noted.

  1. Guabi Guabi
  2. Darkest Hour
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Victor Jara
  5. Patriots’ Dream
  6. Grocery Blues
  7. Walking Song – Leah Kunkel
  8. My Love
  9. Manzanillo Bay – Rob “Rabbit” Mackay
  10. Ocean Crossing
  11. Connection – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

 

In April 1973.

In April 1973, “Warner Bros” label released “Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys”, the seventh Arlo Guthrie album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and John Pilla.

Personnel:

  • Arlo Guthrie – vocals, guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica
  • Doug Dillard– banjo
  • Clarence White– guitar
  • Kevin Burke– fiddle
  • Ry Cooder– guitar
  • Buddy Collette– clarinet
  • Ed Shaughnessy– drums, tabla
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Stan Free– piano, harpsichord
  • Jesse Ed Davis– guitar
  • Gene Parsons– drums
  • Clydie King– background vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Grady Martin– guitar
  • Buddy Alan – guitar
  • Bob Arkin – bass
  • George Bohanon– horn
  • Jerry Brightman– steel guitar
  • Donald Christlieb – woodwind
  • Gene Coe – horn
  • Nick DeCaro – accordion
  • Barry Feldman – Executive Producer
  • Venetta Fields– background vocals
  • Gib Guilbeau – fiddle
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • William Green – oboe
  • Richard Hayward– drums
  • Richard Hyde– trombone
  • Thad Maxwell – bass
  • Gene Merlino – background vocals
  • Bob Morris – guitar
  • John Pilla – guitar
  • Thurl Ravenscroft– background vocals
  • Don Rich – fiddle, guitar
  • Jim Shaw – organ, piano
  • Doyle Curtsinger – bass, mandolin
  • Jessica Smith – vocals
  • Robert Tebow – background vocals
  • Mike Utley– organ
  • Ernie Watts– flute
  • Jerry Wiggins – drums
  • Dick Hyde – horn
  • Jesse Smith – background vocals
  • Jim Gordon– piano
  • Leland Sklar– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Arlo Guthrie; except where noted

  1. Farrell O’Gara – traditional
  2. Gypsy Davy – traditional, Woody Guthrie
  3. This Troubled Mind of Mine – Ernest Tubb, Johnny Tyler
  4. Week on the Rag
  5. Miss the Mississippi and You – Bill Halley
  6. Lovesick Blues – Irving Mills, Cliff Friend
  7. Uncle Jeff
  8. Gates of Eden – Bob Dylan
  9. Last Train
  10. Cowboy Song
  11. Sailor’s Bonnett – traditional
  12. Cooper’s Lament
  13. Ramblin’ ‘Round – Woody Guthrie

In April 1972.

In April 1972, “Rising Sun” label released “Hobo’s Lullaby”, the sixth Arlo Guthrie album. It was recorded October-December 1971, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and John Pilla.

Personnel:

  • Arlo Guthrie- vocals, guitar

Track listing:

  1. Anytime – Herbert Lawson
  2. City of New Orleans – Steve Goodman
  3. Lightning Bar Blues – Hoyt Axton
  4. Shackles and Chains – Jimmie Davis
  5. 1913 Massacre – Woody Guthrie
  6. Somebody Turned on the Light – Hoyt Axton
  7. Ukulele Lady – Richard A. Whiting, Gus Kahn
  8. When the Ship Comes In – Bob Dylan
  9. Mapleview (20%) Rag – Arlo Guthrie
  10. Days Are Short – Arlo Guthrie
  11. Hobo’s Lullaby – Goebel Reeves