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Donovan: 7-Tease

In November 1974, “Epic” label released “7-Tease”, the 14th Donovan studio album. It was recorded September – October 1974, and was produced by Norbert Putnam, Donovan Leitch and Mark Radice.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, harmonica
  • Reggie Young – electric guitar
  • Teddy Erwin – electric guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – rhythm guitar
  • David Briggs – keyboards, string arrangement
  • Norbert Putnam – bass guitar
  • Red Callender – bass guitar
  • Kenneth Buttrey – drums, percussion
  • Mike Melvoin – keyboards
  • Earl Palmer – drums, percussion
  • Ben Cauley, Charlie Rose, Harrison Calloway, Harvey Thompson, Ronnie Eades, Bill Puett, George Tidwell, George Bohanon, Johnny Rotella, Tony Terran – horns
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie, Byron Warner, Florence Warner, Ginger Holladay, Lea Jane Berinati, Mary Holladay – background vocals
  • Sheldon Kurland – concertmaster

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Rock and Roll Souljer
  2. Your Broken Heart
  3. Salvation Stomp
  4. The Ordinary Family
  5. Ride-a-Mile
  6. Sadness
  7. Moon Rok
  8. Love of My Life
  9. The Voice of Protest
  10. How Silly
  11. The Greatest Song of the Sky
  12. The Quest

Kris Kristofferson: Jesus Was a Capricorn

In November 1972, “Monument Records” label released “Jesus Was a Capricorn”, the fourth Kris Kristofferson album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” and “Monument Recording Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Fred Foster.

Personnel:

  • Kris Kristofferson – vocals, guitar
  • Rita Coolidge – backing vocals
  • Chip Young, Dennis Linde, Fred Carter Jr., Grady Martin, Jerry Shook, Jimmy Colvard, John Buck Wilkin, Johnny Christopher, Mac Gayden, Stephen Bruton – guitar
  • “Uncle Josh” Graves – slide dobro
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood, David Briggs, John Harris, Mike Utley – piano, electric piano, organ
  • Brenton Banks, Byron Bach, Carl Gorodetzky, David Darling, George Binkley, Lillian Hunt, Sheldon Kurland, Steven Smith – strings
  • Bill Justis – string arrangements
  • Norbert Putnam, Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar
  • Andrew Newmark, Kenny Buttrey – drums
  • Alan Rush, Benny Whitehead, Billy Swan, Larry Gatlin, Randy Cullers, The Bergenaires, The Joint Venture, The Jordanaires – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Kris Kristofferson except where noted.

  1. Jesus Was a Capricorn (Owed to John Prine)
  2. Nobody Wins
  3. It Sure Was (Love)
  4. Enough for You
  5. Help Me – Larry Gatlin
  6. Jesse Younger
  7. Give It Time to Be Tender – Kris Kristofferson, Donnie Fritts
  8. Out of Mind, Out of Sight – Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Bruton
  9. Sugar Man
  10. Why Me

On October 3, 1978.

On October 3, 1978, “Mercury” label released “Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin’”, the 34th Jerry Lee Lewis studio album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978, in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Jerry Kennedy.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis – lead vocals
  • Jimmy Capps, Johnny Christopher, Ray Edenton, Duke Faglier, Jerry Kennedy, Grady Martin, Jerry Shook, Pete Wade, Chip Young – guitar
  • Pete Drake, Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Harold Bradley – six-string bass guitar 
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Bob Moore – upright bass
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Jerry Carrigan, Buddy Harman – drums
  • Kenny Lovelace – fiddle
  • George Binkley III, Marvin Chantry, Carl Gorodetzky, Lennie Haight, Sheldon Kurland, Christian Teal, Samuel Terranova, Stephanie Woolf – strings
  • Janie Fricke, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires, Bergen White, Trish Williams – backing vocals
  • Bergen White – strings arrangements

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Find It Where I Can – Michael Clark, Zack Van Arsdale
  2. Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes – Slim Willet
  3. Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
  4. Last Cheaters Waltz – Sonny Throckmorton
  5. Wild and Wooly Ways – Bob Morrison, Alan Rush
  6. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  7. I Hate You – Leroy Daniels, Dan Penn
  8. Arkansas Seesaw – Michael Bacon, Thomas Cain
  9. Lucille – Albert Collins, Richard Penniman
  10. Pee Wee’s Place – Duke Faglier
  11. Before the Night Is Over – Ben Peters

In October 1975.

In October 1975, “Columbia” label released “Flying Again”, the fourth Flying Burrito Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Norbert Putnam and Glen Spreen.

Personnel:

  • Joel Scott Hill – vocals, guitar
  • Gib Guilbeau- vocals, fiddle, guitar
  • “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar
  • Spooner Oldham- piano, organ
  • Chris Ethridge- bass
  • Gene Parsons- vocals, drums, guitar, harmonica

Track listing:

  1. Easy to Get On – Bob Brown, Joel Scott Hill
  2. Wind and Rain – Gene Parsons, Gib Guilbeau
  3. Why Baby Why – George Jones, Darrell Edwards
  4. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke – And Loud, Loud Music – Max Fidler, Joe Maphis, Rose Lee Maphis
  5. You Left the Water Running – Dan Penn, Oscar Frank, Rick Hall
  6. Building Fires – Dan Penn, Johnny Christopher, Jim Dickinson
  7. Sweet Desert Childhood – Gene Parsons
  8. Bon Soir Blues – Gib Guilbeau, Thad Maxwell
  9. River Road – Gib Guilbeau
  10. Hot Burrito #3 – Chris Ethridge, Gib Guilbeau, Joel Scott Hill, Pete Kleinow, Gene Parsons

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Sweet Revenge”, the third John Prine album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • John Prine – vocals, guitar
  • Steve Goodman- guitar, backing vocals
  • Grady Martin- guitar, dobro
  • Steve Burgh, Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Judy Clay – steel guitar, backing vocals
  • Doyle Grisham – steel guitar
  • Leo LeBlanc – guitar, steel guitar
  • Raun MacKinnon – gut string guitar, harmony vocals
  • Dave Prine – guitar, banjo, dobro, fiddle
  • Reggie Young- guitar
  • David Briggs- organ, piano
  • Bobby Wood, Kenny Ascher- keyboards, piano
  • Jerry Shook – harmonica
  • Mike Leech – bass, upright bass
  • Hugh McDonald – bass, percussion
  • Bill Slater – bass
  • Kenny Malone– drums
  • Steve Mosley – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald- percussion
  • Cissy Houston- backing vocals
  • Deirdre Tuck Corley – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin- horn arrangement
  • Brad Davis, Jimmy Douglass, Steve Ham, Frank Hubach, Bob Liftin – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by John Prine, except where noted.

  1. Sweet Revenge
  2. Please Don’t Bury Me
  3. Christmas in Prison
  4. Dear Abby
  5. Blue Umbrella
  6. Often is a Word I Seldom Use
  7. Onomatopoeia
  8. Grandpa Was a Carpenter
  9. The Accident (Things Could Be Worse)
  10. Mexican Home
  11. A Good Time
  12. Nine Pound Hammer – traditional

In April 1972.

In April 1972, “Warner Bros” label released the second, self-titled Arthur Alexander album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Tommy  Cogbill.

Personnel:

  • Arthur Alexander– vocals
  • Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Eddie Hinton- guitar
  • Reggie Young- guitar
  • Bobby Wood – piano
  • Thomas Cain – piano
  • Shane Keister- keyboards
  • Bobby Emmons – keyboards
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Tommy Cogbill- bass
  • Kenny Malone- drums
  • Hayword Bishop – drums
  • Gene Chrisman – drums

Track listing:

  1. I’m Comin’ Home – Dennis Linde
  2. It Hurts to Want It So Bad – Steve Smith, Tim Smith, Charles Veldman
  3. Go on Home Girl – Arthur Alexander
  4. In the Middle of It All – Arthur Alexander
  5. Burning Love – Arthur Alexander, Dennis Linde
  6. Rainbow Road – Donnie Fritts, Dan Penn
  7. Love’s Where Life Begins – Arthur Alexander, Dale Ward
  8. Down the Back Roads – Jackie Cook, Steve Cropper, Mary V. Williams
  9. Call Me Honey – Dennis Linde
  10. Come Along With Me – Arthur Alexander, Donnie Fritts
  11. Call Me in Tahiti – Dennis Linde
  12. Thank God He Came – Arthur Alexander, Donnie Fritts

On January 8, 1975.

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On January 8, 1975, “RCA” label released “Promised Land”, the twenty first Elvis Presley album. It was recorded in December 1973, at “Stax Records” studios in Memphis and  was produced by Felton Jarvis.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley- vocals, guitar
  • David Briggs- piano, organ
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Doug Bartenfeld – guitar
  • Per Erik Hallin – piano, organ
  • Per Eric “Pete” Hallin – clavinet
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Ronnie Tutt- drums
  • Voice (Donnie Sumner; Sherrill Nielsen; Tim Baty; Per Eric “Pete” Hallin) – backing vocals
  • Jeannie Green – backing vocals
  • Mary and Ginger Holladay – backing vocals
  • Susan Pilkington – backing vocals
  • JD Sumner& The Stamps (Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; David Rowland) – backing vocals
  • Kathy Westmoreland- backing vocals
  • Mike Moran, Dick Baxter – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Promised Land – Chuck Berry
  2. There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (Who’ll Take Me Back In) – Troy Seals, Denny Rice
  3. Help me – Larry Gatlin
  4. Songman – Donnie Sumner
  5. Love Song of the Year – Chris Christian
  6. It’s Midnight – Billy Edd Wheeler,Jerry Chesnut
  7. Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming – Rory Bourke
  8. If You Talk in Your Sleep – Red West, Johnny Christopher
  9. Thinking About You – Tim Baty
  10. You Asked Me To – Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver

On August 12, 1985.

Old ways

On August 12, 1985,  “Geffen” label released “Old ways”, the fourteenth studio Neil Young album. It was recorded January 1983  – April 1985 at “House Of David”, in Nashville, “The Castle” in Franklin TN,  “Pedernales Recording Studio” in Spicewood, TX , and live at “The Opry” in  Austin TX, and was produced by Neil Young, David Briggs, Ben Keith, and Elliot Mazer.

Personnel:

  • Neil Young – vocal, guitar, banjo, harmonica
  • Waylon Jennings – vocal, guitar
  • Willie Nelson – vocal, guitar
  • David Kirby – guitar
  • Grant Boatwright – guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Ray Edenton – guitar
  • Ben Keith – pedal steel guitar, dobro
  • Ralph Mooney – pedal steel guitar
  • Béla Fleck – banjo
  • Bobby Thompson – banjo
  • Anthony Crawford: vocal, mandolin
  • Marty Stuart: mandolin
  • Rufus Thibodeaux – fiddle
  • Gordon Terry – fiddle
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Spooner Oldham – piano
  • Tim Drummond – bass
  • Joe Osborn – bass
  • Joe Allen – upright ad electric bass
  • Karl Himmel – drums
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Terry McMillan: harmonica, jew’s harp
  • Gove Scrivenor: autoharp
  • Carl Gorodetzky: violin
  • Larry Byrom: vocal
  • Rick Palombi: vocal
  • Doana Cooper: vocal
  • Denise Draper: vocal
  • Gail Davies: vocal
  • Betsy Hammer: vocal
  • Pam Rose: vocal
  • Janis Oliver-Gill: vocal
  • Mary Ann Kennedy: vocal
  • Kristine Oliver-Arnold: vocal
  • Leona Williams: vocal
  • Strings:
    • Carl Gorodetsky, leader
    • George Binkley
    • John Borg
    • Roy Christensen
    • Virginia Christensen
    • Charles Everett
    • Larry Harvin
    • Mark Hembree
    • Lee Larrison
    • Betty McDonald
    • Dennis Molchan
    • Pamela Sixfin
    • Mark Tanner
    • David Vanderkooi
    • Gary Vanosdale
    • Carol Walker
    • Stephanie Woolf

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Young; except where noted.

  1. The Wayward Wind – Herb Newman, Stanley Lebowsky
  2. Get Back to the Country
  3. Are There Any More Real Cowboys?
  4. Once an Angle
  5. Misfits
  6. California Sunset
  7. Old Ways
  8. My Boy
  9. Bound to Glory
  10. Where Is the Highway Tonight