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In August 1970.

In August 1970, “A&M” label released “Come Saturday Morning”, the eight Sandpipers album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Bob Alcivar and Allen Stanton.

Personnel:

  • Michael Piano, Jim Brady and Richard Shoff – vocals
  • Hal Blaine: drums
  • Joe Osborn: bass
  • Larry Knechtel: piano, organ
  • Jimmy Rowles: piano
  • Dennis Budimer: electric guitar
  • Mike Anthony, Tommy Tedesco: rhythm guitar
  • Larry Bunker: percussion
  • The Bill HolmanOrchestra
  • Patrice Holloway, Carolyn Willis, Susan Tallman – vocals
  • Ray Gerhardt – engineer
  • Shelley Gordon, Jill Sheridan, Ruth – production assistants
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction
  • Jim McCrary – photography

Track listing:

  1. Santo Domingo – Rudi Lindt, Peter Poll, Michael Piano
  2. The Long and Winding Road – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Free to Carry On – Jim Brady, Dale Bobbitt
  4. A Song of Joy – Miguel Ríos
  5. Where There’s a Heartache – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. (He’s Got the) Whole World In His Hands – traditional, a by Bob Alcivar
  7. The Drifter – Paul Williams, Roger Nichols
  8. Sound of Love – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  9. Autumn Afternoon – Dick and Don Addrisi
  10. Come Saturday Morning – Fred Karlin, Dory Previn
  11. The Wonder of You – Baker Knight
  12. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls – Stu Phillips, Bob Stone
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In August 1968.

In August 1968, “Soul City” label released “Stoned Soul Picnic”, the third  5th Dimension album. It was recorded March – June 1968, at “United/Western Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bones Howe.

Personnel:

  • Billy Davis, Jr.
  • Florence LaRue
  • Marilyn McCoo
  • Lamonte McLemore
  • Ron Townson
  • Mike Deasy- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Tommy Tedesco- acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Joe Osborn- bass
  • Ray Pohlman- guitar, “super-twang” bass
  • Hal Blaine- drums, percussion
  • Larry Bunker- marimba, bells, vibraphone, temple blocks, percussion
  • Larry Knechtel, Jimmy Rowles- piano, organ, keyboard
  • The Sid Sharp Strings – String Section
  • The Bill Holman Brass – Horn Section
  • Engineers: Captain Nemo (Michael Shields), Bones Howe, Alex Kazanegras, Phil Ramone, Joe Sidore, Sol Weiss, Winston Wong, Mary Wood
  • Mastering: Elliot Federman
  • Project coordination: Arlessa Barnes, Glenn Delgado, Christina DeSimone, Robin Diamond, Karyn Friedland, Felicia Gearhart, Marc Gordon, Laura Gregory, Jeremy Holiday, Robin Manning, Brooke Nochomson, Ed Osborne, Larry Parra, Dana Renert, Steve Strauss
  • Product manager: Mandana Eidgah
  • Production assistant: Bones Howe, Tom Tierney, Russ Wapensky
  • Orchestra manager: Hal Blaine
  • Musical director: René DeKnight
  • Vocal coach: Ray Pohlman
  • Realization: Johnny Rivers
  • Horns & Strings arranged by: Bill Holman
  • Vocal arrangements: Bob Alcivar
  • Musical arrangements: Bones Howe
  • Musical arrangements: Ray Pohlman
  • Art direction: Woody Woodward
  • Graphic design: Wayne Kimbell
  • Photography: Rob Santos
  • Liner notes: Mike Ragogna

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Blindness – Laura Nyro
  2. It’ll Never Be the Same Again – Jeff Comanor
  3. The Sailboat Song – Jeff Comanor
  4. It’s a Great Life – Denny McReynolds, Karen O’Hara
  5. Stoned Soul Picnic – Laura Nyro
  6. California Soul – Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
  7. Lovin’ Stew – Jules Alexander, Jeff Comanor
  8. Broken Wing Bird – Bob Alcivar, Kellie McKinney
  9. Good News – Dick Addrisi, Don Addrisi
  10. Bobbie’s Blues (Who Do You Think of?) – Jeff Comanor
  11. The Eleventh Song (What a Groovy Day!) – Jimmy Webb

In April 1970.

In April 1970, “Bell Records” label released “Portrait”, the fifth 5th Dimension album.  It was recorded August 1969-March 1970, at Wally Heider Studios in Hollywood, and was produced by Bones Howe. The album  cover features an impressionistic portrait by the artist LeRoy Neiman.

Personnel:

  • Billy Davis, Jr.- lead vocals, background vocals
  • Florence LaRue- lead vocals, background vocals
  • Marilyn McCoo- lead vocals, background vocals
  • Lamonte McLemore- background vocals
  • Ron Townson- lead vocals, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony- electric guitar
  • Mike Deasy- electric guitar
  • Dennis Budimir – rhythm guitar
  • Tommy Tedesco- rhythm guitar
  • Fred Tackett- finger pickin’ guitar
  • Joe Osborn- bass
  • Hal Blaine- drums, percussion
  • Larry Bunker- congas, mallets, percussion, drums
  • Gary Coleman – mallets, percussion
  • Larry Knechtel- piano, organ, tack piano
  • Jimmy Rowles– piano
  • Gary Illingworth – electric piano
  • Bob Alcivar– arranger
  • Engineer: Bones Howe
  • Mastering: Elliot Federman
  • Digital transfers: Mike Hartry
  • Production coordination: Jeremy Holiday
  • Production assistant: Bones Howe, Ann McClelland, Tom Tierney, Russ Wapensky
  • Product manager: Mandana Eidgah
  • Project coordinator: Arlessa Barnes, Glenn Delgado, Christina DeSimone, Karyn Friedland, Felicia Gearhart, Laura Gregory, Robin Manning, Brooke Nochomson, Ed Osborne, Larry Parra, Dana Renert, Bill Stafford, Steve Strauss
  • Archivist: Joanne Feltman, Glenn Korman
  • Research: Joel Whitburn
  • Assistants: Larry Cox, Johnny Golden, Rik Pekkonen
  • Arranger: Bob Alcivar, Bill Hollman, Bones Howe
  • Art direction: Beverly Weinstein
  • Design: Mathieu Bitton
  • Liner notes: Mike Ragogna

Track listing:

  1. Puppet Man – Howard Greenfield, Neil Sedaka
  2. One Less Bell to Answer – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Feelin’ Alright – Dave Mason
  4. This Is Your Life – Jimmy Webb
  5. A Love Like Ours – Bob Alcivar, Lamonte McLemore
  6. Save the Country – Laura Nyro
  7. Medley
  • The Declaration – Julianne Johnson, René DeKnight
  • A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
  • People Gotta Be Free – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  1. Dimension 5ive – Bob Alcivar

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