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On July 5, 1969.

On July 5, 1969, “Dunhill” label released “Bubblegum, Lemonade and… Something for Mama”, the second Cass Elliot album under the billing “Mama Cass”. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Steve Barri.

Personnel:

  • Mama Cass – vocals
  • Mike Deasy– guitar
  • Red Rhodes– steel guitar
  • Hal Blaine– drums, percussion
  • Steve Barri– percussion
  • Ben Benay – guitar, harmonica
  • Jimmie Haskell– accordion, arranger, conductor
  • Phil Kaye – percussion, engineer
  • Larry Knechtel– organ, piano
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Gary Burden- art direction, design
  • Henry Diltz- photography

Track listing

  1. It’s Getting Better – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  2. Blow Me a Kiss – Jack Carone
  3. Sour Grapes -Tom Ghent
  4. Easy Come, Easy Go – Diane Hildebrand, Jack Keller
  5. I Can Dream, Can’t I? – Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
  6. Welcome To the World – Martin Eagle Siegel, Scott English
  7. Lady Love – Delaney Bramlett
  8. He’s a Runner – Laura Nyro
  9. Move in a Little Closer, Baby – Robert O’Connor, Arnold Jay Capitanelli
  10. When I Just Wear My Smile – Tom V. Lane, Sharyn Pulley
  11. Who’s To Blame – Leah Kunkel

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 January 1977.

In January 1977, “Elektra” label released “Lost Without Your Love”, the sixth and final Bread studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by David Gates, James Griffin, Larry Knetchel and Mike Botts.

Personnel:

  • David Gates- vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • James Griffin- vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards, bass, guitar
  • Mike Botts– drums
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizers
  • Tom Scott- saxophone, woodwinds

Track listing:

  1. Hooked on You – David Gates
  2. She’s the Only One – James Griffin, Royer
  3. Lost Without Your Love – David Gates
  4. Change of Heart – David Gates, James Griffin
  5. Belonging – David Gates
  6. Fly Away – James Griffin, Royer
  7. Lay Your Money Down – David Gates
  8. The Chosen One – David Gates
  9. Today’s the First Day – James Griffin, Royer
  10. Hold Tight – David Gates
  11. Our Lady of Sorrow – James Griffin, Royer

 

In November 1976.

In November 1976, “A&M” label released “Gulf Winds”, the sixteen Joan Baez album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by David Kershenbaum.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Ray Kelly – cello
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Sid Sharp – violin
  • Malcolm Cecil– synthesizer

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Baez

  1. Sweeter for Me
  2. Seabirds
  3. Caruso
  4. Still Waters at Night
  5. Kingdom of Childhood
  6. O Brother!
  7. Time Is Passing Us By
  8. Stephanie’s Room
  9. Gulf Winds

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Elektra” label released “Guitar Man”, the fifth Bread album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by David Gates, James Griffin, Larry Knechtel and Mike Botts.

Personnel:

  • David Gates- vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, violin
  • James Griffin- vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards, bass, guitar, harmonica
  • Mike Botts- drums

Track listing:

  1. Welcome to the Music – David Gates
  2. The Guitar Man – David Gates
  3. Make It by Yourself – David Gates, John Griffin
  4. Aubrey – David Gates
  5. Fancy Dancer – James Griffin, Mike Botts
  6. Sweet Surrender – David Gates
  7. Tecolote – David Gates
  8. Let Me Go – James Griffin, Royer
  9. Yours For Life – David Gates
  10. Picture in Your Mind – Larry Knechtel
  11. Don’t Tell Me No – James Griffin, Royer
  12. Didn’t Even Know Her Name – David Gates, James Griffin

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

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Columbia” label released “Easy Does It”, the third Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Al Kooper.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper – piano, organ, guitars, ondioline, sitar, vibraphone, prepared guitar, electronic effects, vocals
  • Stu Woods – electric bass, backing vocal
  • Rick Marotta– drums, backing vocal
  • David Bromberg– pedal steel, guitar
  • Tom Cosgrove, Louie Shelton, Stu Scharf, Joe Beck, Tommy Tedesco, Keith Allison, Freddie Weller, Wayne Moss, Charlie Daniels– guitar
  • Lyle Ritz, John Miller, Joe Osborn, Charlie McCoy– electric bass
  • Earl Palmer, Joe Corero, Jr, Ken Buttrey, Al Rogers – drums
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Fred Lipisus – tenor saxophone
  • Peter Ivers– harmonica
  • George Devens – percussion
  • Milt Holland– tabla
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel
  • The Blossoms– backing vocal
  • Bobby Colomby– congas
  • Charlie Calello– string and horn arrangements
  • Jackson Marlie – vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell– arrangements and conductor
  • Don Puluse, Neil Wilburn, Stan Tonkel, Sy Mitchell, Tim Geelan – engineers
  • Mike Ruschack – mastering engineer
  • Stan Weiss – remix engineer

Track listing:

  1. Brand New Day – Al Kooper
  2. Piano Solo Introduction to I Got a Woman
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. Country Road – James Taylor
  5. I Bought You the Shoes (You’re Walking Away In) – Bob Brass, Irwin Levine, Kooper
  6. Introduction
  7. Easy Does It – Al Kooper
  8. Buckskin Boy – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello
  9. Love Theme from The Landlord – Al Kooper
  10. Sad, Sad Sunshine – Al Kooper
  11. Let the Duchess No – John Gregory, Jim Roberts
  12. She Gets Me Where I Live – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello
  13. A Rose and a Baby Ruth – D. Loudermilk
  14. Baby, Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
  15. God Sheds His Grace on Thee – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello

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 August 1965.

In August 1965, “Warner Bros” label released “Beat & Soul”, the eleventh Everly Brothers album. It was recorded in June 1965, and was produced by Dick Glasser.

Personnel:

  • Don Everly – vocals, guitar
  • Phil Everly – vocals guitar
  • James Burton, Glen Campbell, Sonny Curtis– guitar
  • Larry Knechtel– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Leon Russell, Billy Preston– piano

Track listing:

  1. Love Is Strange – Mickey Baker, Sylvia Robinson, Ellas McDaniel
  2. Money – Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy
  3. What Am I Living For? – Art Harris, Fred Jay
  4. Hi-Heel Sneakers – Robert Higginbotham
  5. C. Rider – Gertrude “Ma” Rainey
  6. Lonely Avenue – Doc Pomus
  7. Man With Money – Don Everly, Phil Everly
  8. People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield
  9. My Babe – Willie Dixon
  10. Walking the Dog – Rufus Thomas
  11. I Almost Lost My Mind – Ivory Joe Hunter
  12. The Girl Can’t Help It – Bobby Troup