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In July 1968.

In July 1968, “Polydor” label released “Wheels of Fire”, the third Cream album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi. The album artwork was by Martin Sharp and the photography was by Jim Marshall. It was also released as two single long-players, Wheels of Fire – In the Studio,  and Wheels of Fire – Live at the Fillmore. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Wheels of Fire” at number 205 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jack Bruce– vocals, lead vocals, bass, cello, harmonica, calliope, acoustic guitar, recorder
  • Ginger Baker– drums, percussion, bells, glockenspiel, timpani, spoken word
  • Eric Clapton– guitar, vocals
  • Felix Pappalardi– viola, bells, organ, trumpet, tonette
  • Tom Dowd– recording engineer
  • Adrian Barber– recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. White Room – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  2. Sitting on Top of the World – Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon; Chester Burnett
  3. Passing the Time – Ginger Baker, Mike Taylor
  4. As You Said – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  5. Pressed Rat and Warthog – Ginger Baker, Mick Taylor
  6. Politician – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  7. Those Were the Days – Ginger Baker, Mick Taylor
  8. Born Under a Bad Sign – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  9. Deserted Cities of the Heart – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
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In July 1968.

In July 1968, “Decca” label released “Getting to the Point”, the second Savoy Brown studio album. It was recorded in March 1968 at “Decca Studios” in West Hampstead,   London, and was produced by Mike Vernon.

Personnel:

  • Chris Youlden– vocal
  • Bob Hall– piano
  • Kim Simmonds– lead guitar
  • Dave Peverett– rhythm guitar
  • Rivers Jobe– bass guitar
  • Roger Earl– drums
  • Bob Brunning– bass guitar
  • Hughie Flint– drums
  • Roy Thomas Baker- recording enginer

Track listing:

  1. Flood in Houston – Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden
  2. Stay with Me Baby – Dave Peverett, Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden
  3. Honey Bee – Muddy Waters
  4. The Incredible Gnome Meets Jaxman – Kim Simmonds
  5. Give Me a Penny – traditional arr. Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden
  6. Downchild – Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden
  7. Getting to the Point – Kim Simmonds
  8. Big City Lights – Bob Hall, Chris Youlden
  9. You Need Love – Willie Dixon

 

 

In July 1968.

In July 1968, “Columbia” label released “Begin”, the only Millennium studio album. It was recorded in 1968, at “Columbia Studios”, and was produced by Curt Boettcher and Keith Olsen.

Personnel:

  • Curt Boettcher– performer
  • Ron Edgar – performer
  • Lee Mallory– performer
  • Joey Stec– performer
  • Doug Rhodes– performer
  • Mike Fennelly– performer
  • Sandy Salisbury– performer
  • Gary Usher– executive coordination
  • Geller and Butler Advertising – album design

Track listing:

  1. Prelude – Ron Edgar. Doug Rhodes
  2. To Claudia on Thursday – Michael Fennelly, Joey Stec
  3. I Just Want to Be Your Friend – Curt Boettcher
  4. 5 A.M – Sandy Salisbury
  5. I’m With You – Lee Mallory
  6. The Island – Curt Boettcher
  7. Sing to Me – Lee Mallory
  8. It’s You – Michael Fennelly, Joey Stec
  9. Some Sunny Day – Lee Mallory
  10. It Won’t Always Be the Same – Michael Fennelly, Joey Stec
  11. The Know It All – Curt Boettcher
  12. Karmic Dream Sequence #1 – Curt Boettcher, Lee Mallory
  13. There is Nothing More to Say – Curt Boettcher, Lee Mallory, Michael Fennelly
  14. Anthem (Begin) – Curt Boettcher, Lee Mallory

 

In July 1968.

In July 1968, “A&M” label released “Tape from California”, the fifth Phil Ochs album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Larry Marks.

Personnel:

  • Phil Ochs – guitar, vocals
  • Joe Osborn- bass guitar
  • Lincoln Mayorga- piano, keyboards
  • Van Dyke Parks- piano, keyboards
  • Ramblin’ Jack Elliott- flat-picked guitar
  • Ian Freebairn-Smith – arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Ochs.

  1. Tape From California
  2. White Boots Marching in a Yellow Land
  3. Half A Century High
  4. Joe Hill
  5. The War Is Over
  6. The Harder They Fall
  7. When In Rome
  8. Floods of Florence