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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

On August 5, 2008.

On August 5, 2008, “Nonesuch” label released “Harps and Angels”, the tenth Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded 2003 – 2008, at “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, “The Newman Stage”, “Twentieth Century Fox Studios” in Beverly Hills, and was produced by Mitchell Froom and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano, bandleader
  • Greg Cohen- bass
  • Steve Donnelly – guitar
  • Pete Thomas- drums
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel and acoustic slide guitar
  • Mitchell Froom– keyboard, organ
  • Roger Wilkie (concertmaster), Eun-Mee Ahn, Jacqueline Brand, Kevin Connolly, Joel Derouin, Julie Ann Gigante, Natalie Leggett, Helen Nightengale, Alyssa Park, Sara Parkins, Katia Popov, Rafael Rishik, Anatoly Rosinsky, Marc Sazer, Tereza Stanislav, Lisa M. Sutton, Sarah Thornblade, Irina Voloshina – violin
  • Brian Dembow (first viola), Robert Berg, Thomas Diener, Steven Gordon, Roland Kato, Darrin McCann, Victoria Miskolczy, Michael Nowak, Shanti Randall, David Walther – viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn (first cello), Antony Cooke, Steve Erdody, Christine Ermacoff, Armen Ksajikian, Andrew Shulman, David Speltz, Cecelia Tsan – cello
  • Michael Valerio (first bass violin), Drew Dembowski, Edward Meares, Susan Ranney – bass violin
  • James Walker, Norda Mullen, Geraldine Rotella, David Shostac – flute
  • Gary Boyver, Stuart Clark, Donald Foster, Marty Krystall – clarinet
  • Daniel Higgins, Gary Foster, Greg Huckins, Bill Liston, Brian Scanlon – saxophone
  • Thomas Boyd, Leslie Reed – oboe
  • Kenneth Munday, Michael O’Donovan, Judith Farmer – bassoons
  • James Thatcher, Mark Adams, Richard Todd – French horns
  • Warren Luening, Malcolm McNab, Daniel Fornero, Jon Lewis, Timothy Morrison – trumpets
  • William Booth, Bruce Fowler, Alesander Iles, William Reichenbach, George Thatcher – trombones
  • Doug Tornquist – tuba
  • Alan Estes, Gregory Goodall – percussion
  • Jo Ann Turovsky, Allison Allport – harps
  • Frank Marocco – accordion
  • Carmen Carter, Tim Davis, Luana Jackman, Steve Jackson, Rick Logan, Susan Stevens Logan, Fletcher Sheridan, Oren Waters, Terry Woods – background vocals
  • David Boucher – engineer
  • Robert C. Ludwig – mastering
  • Kathie Van Kerckhoven, Jeremy Altervain – “angry Belgians”
  • Los Amigos Locos del Este – “happy immigrants”
  • Autumn De Wilde – album photography
  • Barbara De Wilde – art direction, design
  • Robert Hurwitz – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman

  1. Harps and Angels
  2. Losing You
  3. Laugh and Be Happy
  4. A Few Words in Defense of Our Country
  5. A Piece of the Pie
  6. Easy Street
  7. Korean Parents
  8. Only a Girl
  9. Potholes
  10. Feels Like Home

On August 4, 2017.

On August 4, 2017, “Nonesuch” label released “Dark Matter”, the 11th Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 2017 and was produced by David Boucher, Mitchell Froom, and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman– vocals, piano
  • Blake Mills– guitar
  • David Piltch– bass
  • Matt Chamberlain– drums
  • Mitchell Froom– additional keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. The Great Debate
  2. Brothers
  3. Putin
  4. Lost Without You
  5. Sonny Boy
  6. It’s a Jungle Out There
  7. She Chose Me
  8. On the Beach
  9. Wandering Boy

On July 15, 1981.

On July 15, 1981,”Warner Bros” label released “Pirates”, the second Rickie Lee Jones. It was recorded January 1980 – April 1981, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman.

Personnel:

  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, vocals, and horn arrangements
  • Donald Fagen– synthesizer
  • Victor Feldman– drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Tom Scott– baritone & tenor saxophone
  • Ralph Burns– orchestral arrangements
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Sal Bernardi – harmonica, vocals
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Nick DeCaro – orchestral arrangements
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Russell Ferrante– keyboards
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet, flugelhorn, horn
  • David Kalish – guitar
  • Randy Kerber– keyboards
  • Neil Larsen– keyboards
  • Arno Lucas– background vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Clarence McDonald– keyboards
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Art Rodriguez – drums
  • Leslie Smith – background vocals
  • Joe Turano – background vocals
  • Loyd Clifft, Mark Linett– engineer
  • Mike Salisbury – cover design
  • Brassaï– front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rickie Lee Jones, except where noted.

  1. We Belong Together
  2. Living It Up
  3. Skeletons
  4. Woody and Dutch on the Slow Train to Peking – Rickie Lee Jones, David Kalish
  5. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)
  6. A Lucky Guy
  7. Traces of the Western Slopes – Sal Bernardi, Rickie Lee Jones
  8. The Returns

In July 1967.

In July 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Triangle”, the fourth Beau Brummels studio album. It was recorded in 1967 and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Ron Elliott – vocals, guitar, arranger
  • Ron Meagher – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Sal Valentino – vocals, vocal arranger
  • Van Dyke Parks– harpsichord, keyboards
  • Carol Kaye– bass
  • James Burton– guitar
  • Donnie Lanier – guitar
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • The Blossoms– backing vocals
  • Gene Garf – accordion
  • Lou Klass – violin
  • Shari Zippert – violin
  • David Duke – French horn
  • George Hyde – French horn
  • Gale Robinson – French horn
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Raymond Kelley– cello
  • Dick Hyde– trombone

Track listing:

  1. Are You Happy – Bob Durand, Ron Elliot
  2. Only Dreaming Now – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  3. Painter of Women – Bob Durand, Ron Elliot
  4. The Keeper of Time – Bob Durand, Ron Elliot
  5. It Won’t Get Better – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  6. Nine Pound Hammer – Merle Travis
  7. Magic Hollow – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  8. And I’ve Seen Her – Bob Durand, Ron Elliot
  9. Triangle – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  10. The Wolf of Velvet Fortune – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  11. Old Kentucky Home – Randy Newman

In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Reprise” label released the debut, self – titled Ry Cooder album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Van Dyke Parks and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder– vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass guitar
  • Van Dyke Parks– piano, arranger
  • Chris Ethridge – bass guitar
  • Richie Hayward – drums guitar
  • Roy Estrada – bass guitar
  • Milt Holland – drums, percussion
  • John Barbata – drums
  • Max Bennett – bass guitar
  • Bobby Bruce – violin
  • Gloria Jones- backing vocals
  • Judy Betz – production assistant
  • Lee Herschberg – engineer, mixing
  • Doug Botnick – engineer
  • Thaddeus James Lowe – engineer
  • Rudy Hill – engineer
  • Bob Kovach – engineer
  • Kirby Johnson – conductor, orchestrator
  • Airstream– photograph of the 1937 trailer pictured on the front of the album sleeve
  • Frank Bez – photograph of the Airstream trailer
  • Susan Titelman – Ry Cooder photograph on the back of the album sleeve
  • Ed Thrasher- art direction

Track listing:

  1. Alimony – Brenda Jones, Welton Young, Robert Higginbotham
  2. France Chance – Joe Callicott
  3. One Meat Ball – Louis Singer, Hy Zaret
  4. Do Re Mi – Woody Guthrie
  5. My Old Kentucky Home (Turpentine & Dandelion Wine) – Randy Newman
  6. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? – Alfred Reed
  7. Available Space – Ry Cooder
  8. Pigmeat – Huddie Ledbetter
  9. Police Dog Blues – Arthur Blake
  10. Goin’ to Brownsville – John Estes
  11. Dark Is the Night – Blind Willie Johnson

In January 1978.

In January 1978, “Warner Bros” label released “Endless Wire” the thirteenth Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded in November 1978, at “Eastern Sound Studios” in Toronto, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Gordon Lightfoot.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot- vocals, six and twelve-string guitar, high-string guitar, electric guitar
  • Terry Clements – lead guitar
  • Rick Haynes – bass guitar
  • Tom Szczesniak – bass guitar
  • Pee Wee Charles – steel guitar
  • Red Shea – guitar
  • Barry Keane – drums, percussion
  • Doug Riley- orchestration, piano
  • Jack Zaza – saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Daylight Katy
  2. Sweet Guinevere
  3. Hangdog Hotel Room
  4. If There’s a Reason
  5. Endless Wire
  6. Dreamland
  7. Songs the Minstrel Sang
  8. Sometimes I Don’t Mind
  9. If Children Had Wings
  10. The Circle Is Small

 

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Song Cycle”, the debut Van Dyke Parks album. It, was recorded in 1967 at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Van Dyke Parks– main performer, vocals
  • Ron Elliott, Dick Rosmini– guitar
  • Misha Goodatieff – violin
  • Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Nicolai Bolin, Vasil Crlenica, William Nadel, Alan Reuss, Leon Stewart, Thomas Tedesco– balalaika
  • Don Bagley, Gregory Bemko, Chuck Berghofer, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Dennis Budimir, Joseph Ditullio, Jesse Ehrlich, Nathan Gershman, Philip Goldberg, Armand Kaproff, William Kurasch, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Orville Rhodes, Trefoni Rizzi, Lyle Ritz, Joseph Saxon, Ralph Schaffer, Leonard Selic, Frederick Seykora, Darrel Terwilliger, Bob West – strings
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Norman Benno, Arthur Briegleb, Vincent DeRosa, George Fields, William Green, James Horn, Richard Hyde, Jay Migliori, Thomas Morgan, Ted Nash, Richard Perissi, Thomas Scott, Thomas Shepard– woodwind
  • Billie J. Barnum, Gerri Engeman, Karen Gunderson, James and Vanessa Hendricks, Durrie and Gaile Parks, Julia E. Rinker, Paul Jay Robbins, Nik Woods – choir
  • Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman, James Gordon, Earl Palmer– percussion
  • Steve Young– folk (“Vine Street” introduction tape)

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Dyke Parks, except where noted.

  1. Vine Street – Randy Newman
  2. Palm Desert
  3. Widow’s Talk
  4. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  5. The All Golden
  6. Van Dyke Parks (Public Domain)
  7. Public Domain
  8. Donovan’s Colours – Donovan Leitch
  9. The Attic
  10. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  11. By the People
  12. Pot Pourri

 

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Reprise” label released “Old Dan’s Records”, the ninth Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Lenny Waronker. The album won the 1974 “Juno Award” for “Folk Album of the Year”, and Gordon Lightfoot won the same award as “Folk Singer of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – guitar, vibes
  • Rick Haynes – bass
  • Terry Clements – guitar
  • Red Shea – guitar, classical guitar, dobro
  • Barry Keane – drums, percussion
  • Dave Brown – percussion
  • Bruce Good – autoharp
  • Larry Good – 5-string banjo
  • David Bromberg- slide dobro
  • Nick De Caro – piano, orchestral arrangements
  • Ollie Strong – steel

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Farewell to Annabel
  2. That Same Old Obsession
  3. Old Dan’s Records
  4. Lazy Mornin’
  5. You Are What I Am
  6. Can’t Depend on Love
  7. My Pony Won’t Go
  8. It’s Worth Believin’
  9. Mother of a Miner’s Child
  10. Hi’way Songs

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Reprise” label released “Boomer’s Story”, the third Ry Cooder studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Amigo Studios” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Jim Dickinson and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – guitars, mandolin, bottleneck guitar, vocals
  • Tommy McClure – bass
  • Charles Lawing – clarinet
  • Jim Keltner, Roger Hawkins- drums
  • Sleepy John Estes- guitar, vocals
  • Gene Finney – harmonica
  • George Bohanon- horns
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Randy Newman- piano
  • Jim Dickinson- piano, bass, vocals
  • Dan Penn- vocals

Track listing:

  1. Boomer’s Story – traditional
  2. Cherry Ball Blues – Skip James
  3. Crow Black Chicken – Lawrence Wilson
  4. Ax Sweet Mama – Sleepy John Estes
  5. Maria Elena – Bob Russell, Lorenzo Barcelata
  6. The Dark End of the Street – Dan Penn, Chips Moman
  7. Rally ‘Round the Flag – George F. Root
  8. Comin’ in on a Wing and a Prayer – Jimmy McHugh, Harold Adamson
  9. President Kennedy – Sleepy John Estes
  10. Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man – traditional