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In February 1969.

In February 1969, “Columbia” label released “I Stand Alone”, the debut Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Al Kooper.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper – vocals, piano, organ, ondioline, guitars, orchestrations
  • Wayne Moss– guitar
  • Jerry Kennedy– guitar
  • “Big” Charlie Daniels– guitar
  • Charlie McCoy– electric bass, orchestrations
  • Ken Buttrey– drums
  • The Blossoms– backing vocal
  • Charlie Calello– orchestrations
  • Don Ellis– orchestrations
  • Jimmy Wisner– orchestrations
  • Brian Ross-Myring, Charlie Bragg, Don Puluse, Fred Catero, Glen Kolotkin, Neil Wilburn – engineers

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Kooper, except where noted.

  1. Overture
  2. I Stand Alone
  3. Camille – Al Kooper, Tony Powers
  4. One – Harry Nilsson
  5. Coloured Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. Soft Landing on the Moon
  7. I Can Love a Woman
  8. Blue Moon of Kentucky – Bill Monroe
  9. Toe Hold – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  10. Right Now for You
  11. Hey, Western Union Man – Jerry Butler, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
  12. Song and Dance for the Unborn, Frightened Child

 

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Stax” label released “Black Moses”, the fifth Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded March – October 1971, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Hayes – lead and background vocals
  • Hot Buttered Soul – backing vocals
  • The Bar-Kays – instrumentation:
  • The Isaac Hayes Movement:
  • Isaac Hayes – piano, vibraphone, organ, electric piano
  • Ronnie Hudson – bass
  • Gary Jones – bongos, congas
  • Willie Hall – drums, tambourine
  • Lester Snell – electric piano
  • Charles “Skip” Pitts – guitar
  • Sidney Kirk – piano
  • Isaac Hayes, Johnny Allen, Dale Warren – arrangements
  • Ron Capone, William Brown, Henry Bush, Eddie Marion, Dave Purple – engineers
  • Ron Capone, Dave Purple, Isaac Hayes – remix engineers

Track listing:

  1. Never Can Say Goodbye – Clifton Davis
  2. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Nothing Takes the Place of You – Toussaint McCall, Alan Robinson
  4. Man’s Temptation – Curtis Mayfield
  5. Never Gonna Give You Up – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Butler
  6. Medley: Ike’s Rap II /  Help Me Love – Isaac Hayes, Johnny Baylor, Mickey Gregory, Luther Ingram, Tommy Tate
  7. Need to Belong to Someone – Curtis Mayfield
  8. Good Love – Mickey Gregory, Isaac Hayes
  9. Medley: Ike’s Rap III / Your Love is So Doggone Good – Isaac Hayes, Difosco Ervin, Rudy Love
  10. For the Good Times – Kris Kristofferson
  11. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  12. Part-Time Love – Clay Hammond
  13. Medley: Ike’s Rap IV / A Brand New Me – Isaac Hayes, Kenneth Gamble, Thom Bell, Jerry Butler
  14. Going in Circles – Jerry Peters, Anita Poree

 

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Mercury” label released “The Ice Man Cometh”, the eleventh Jerry Butler. It was recorded September 1967 – September 1968, and was produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Butler – vocal
  • Bobby Martin – arranger
  • Thom Bell- arranger
  • Roland Chambers – arranger
  • Joe Tarsia – engineer
  • Jay Thompson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; except where noted.

  1. Hey, Western Union Man
  2. Can’t Forget About You, Baby – Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble
  3. Only the Strong Survive
  4. How Can I Get in Touch With You
  5. Just Because I Really Love You
  6. Lost
  7. Never Give You Up
  8. Are You Happy – Kenneth Gamble, Thom Bell, Jerry Butler
  9. (Strange) I Still Love You – Jerry Butler, Mikki Farrow, Harris
  10. Go Away – Find Yourself
  11. I Stop by Heaven

On October 6, 2017.

On October 6, 2017, Walter “Bunny” Sigler died aged 76. He was singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and record producer, best known for his work with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, and creating the “Philly Sound” in the early 70’. Bunny Sigler has recorded thirteen solo albums.

In August 1972.

In August 1972, “Philadelphia International” label released “I Miss You”, the debut Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.

Personnel:

  • Harold Melvin, Teddy Pendergrass, Bernard Wilson, Lawrence Brown, Lloyd Parks– vocals
  • Leon Huff– piano
  • Leonard Pakula – organ
  • Ronnie Baker– bass
  • Earl Young– drums
  • Norman Harris, Roland Chambers, Bobby Eli– guitar
  • Larry Washington – congas, bongos
  • Vince Montana– vibraphone
  • Don Renaldo and his Strings – strings
  • Sam Reed and his Horns – horns

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, except where noted.

  1. I Miss You
  2. Ebony Woman (Morris Bailey)
  3. Yesterday I Had the Blues
  4. If You Don’t Know Me by Now
  5. Be for Real – Leon Huff, Cary Gilbert, Kenneth Gamble
  6. Let Me into Your World – Kenneth Gamble, Norman Harris, Allan Felder
  7. Let It Be You

In August 1972.

In August 1972, “Philadelphia International” label released “Back Stabbers”, the seventh O’Jays studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Bunny Sigler.In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 318 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey, Bill Isles.– vocals
  • Dennis Harris – guitar
  • Bobby Eli– guitar
  • Roland Chambers – guitar
  • Bunny Sigler– guitar, keyboards, piano
  • Norman Harris– arranger, guitar
  • Ronnie Baker– bass
  • Lenny Pakula – keyboards
  • Leon Huff– keyboards, piano
  • Earl Young– drums
  • Don Renaldo – conductor, horn, strings
  • Thom Bell – arranger, strings
  • Larry Washington – bongos, percussion
  • Vincent Montana, Jr.– percussion, vibraphone
  • Tony Martell – executive producer
  • Adam Block – director
  • Joe Tarsia– engineer
  • Lenny Pakula – keyboards
  • Earl Young– drums
  • Tony Sellari – art direction
  • Bobby Martin– arranger

Track listing:

  1. When the World’s at Peace – Kenneth Gamble, Bunny Sigler, Phil Hurtt
  2. Back Stabbers – Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead
  3. Who Am I – Bunny Sigler, Phil Hurtt
  4. (They Call Me) Mr. Lucky – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff,
  5. Time to Get Down – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
  6. 992 Arguments – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
  7. Listen to the Clock on the Wall – Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Kenneth Gamble
  8. Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People – Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Kenneth Gamble
  9. Sunshine – Bunny Sigler, Phil Hurtt
  10. Love Train – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Philadelphia International Records” label released “Survival”, the tenth O’Jays studio. It was recorded in1974, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Kenny Gamble anLeon Huff.

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, except where noted.

  1. Give the People What They Want
  2. Let Me Make Love to You – Bunny Sigler, Allan Felder
  3. Survival
  4. Where Did We Go Wrong
  5. Rich Get Richer
  6. How Time Flies
  7. What Am I Waiting For – Sigler, Ron Tyson
  8. Never Break Us Up – Leon Huff