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In August 1974.

In August 1974, “A&M” label released “I Can Stand a Little Rain”, the fourth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Price.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Henry McCullough, Cornell Dupree, Jay Graydon, Ralph Hammer, Ray Palmer, Ray Parker, Jr.– guitar
  • Chuck Rainey, Clydie King, Dave McDaniel, Chris Stewart – bass
  • Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Ollie E. Brown, Jeff Porcaro, Denny Seiwell, Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Randy Newman, Nicky Hopkins, Greg Mathieson, Jimmy Webb, Jim Price, David Paich, Richard Tee, Peggy Sandvig – keyboards
  • Jim Horn, Trevor Lawrence – saxophone
  • Stuart Blumberg, Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Mayo Tiana, Jim Price– trombone
  • Merry Clayton, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Daniel Moore- backing vocals
  • Jim Price, Jimmy Webb– arrangements
  • Engineers, recording, mixing – Rob Fraboniand Nat Jeffrey, Joe Tuzen, Mario Aglietti, Rick Heenan, J.J. Jansen, Carlton Lee, Ken Klinger, Zak Zenor
  • Mastered by Kent Duncan
  • Steve Vaughan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Put Out the Light – Daniel Moore
  2. I Can Stand a Little Rain – Jim Price
  3. I Get Mad – Joe Cocker, Jim Price
  4. Sing Me a Song – Henry McCullough
  5. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Jimmy Webb
  6. Don’t Forget Me – Harry Nilsson
  7. You Are So Beautiful – Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
  8. It’s a Sin (When You Love Somebody) – Jimmy Webb
  9. Performance – Allen Toussaint
  10. Guilty – Randy Newman
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In August 1973.

In August 1973, “United Artists” label released “Deliver the Word”, the sixth War album. It was recorded in 1973 at “Crystal Industries” and “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, “Caribou Studios” in Nederland, Colorado, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein, Lonnie Jordan and Howard Scott. The album design and photo was by Gary Sato.

Personnel:

  • Howard Scott– guitar, percussion, vocals
  • B. Dickerson– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan– organ, piano, ARP violins, synthesizer, timbales, percussion, vocals
  • Harold Brown– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Papa Dee Allen– conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Charles Miller– clarinet, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, percussion, vocals
  • Lee Oskar– harmonica, percussion, vocals, cover concept

Track listing:

All tracks by Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott, except where noted.

  1. H2Overture
  2. In Your Eyes
  3. Gypsy Man
  4. Me and Baby Brother
  5. Deliver the Word
  6. Southern Part of Texas – Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott , Jerry Goldstein
  7. Blisters

 

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “A&M” label released “White Light”, the second Gene Clark solo album. It was recorded in 1971, at “A&M Studios” and “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jesse Ed Davis.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jesse Ed Davis– electric guitar
  • Chris Ethridge– bass
  • Gary Mallaber– drums
  • Mike Utley– organ
  • Ben Sidran– piano
  • Joe Zagarino – engineer
  • Baker Bigsby – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. The Virgin
  2. With Tomorrow – Gene Clark, Jesse Ed Davis
  3. White Light
  4. Because of You
  5. One in a Hundred
  6. For a Spanish Guitar
  7. Where My Love Lies Asleep
  8. Tears of Rage – Bob Dylan, Richard Manuel
  9. 1975

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Atco/ Polydor” labels released the debut, self-titled Eric Clapton  solo album. It was recorded November 1969 – March 1970, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton – lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Delaney Bramlett – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Stephen Stills– guitar, backing vocals
  • Leon Russell, John Simon– piano
  • Bobby Whitlock– organ, backing vocals
  • Carl Radle– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Jim Price– trumpet
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone
  • Tex Johnson – percussion
  • Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, Sonny Curtis, Jerry Allison– backing vocals
  • Arranged by Delaney Bramlett
  • Engineer – Bill Halverson
  • Album design, photography – Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes

Track listing:

  1. Slunky – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  2. Bad Boy – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  3. Lonesome and a Long Way from Home – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. After Midnight – J. J. Cale
  5. Easy Now – Eric Clapton
  6. Blues Power – Eric Clapton, Leon Russell
  7. Bottle of Red Wine – Eric Clapton
  8. Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  9. Told You For the Last Time – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Steve Cropper
  10. Don’t Know Why – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  11. Let It Rain – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton

On August 9, 1980.

On August 9, 1980, “Qwest Records” label released “Give Me The Night”, the 18th George Benson album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Kendun Recorders” in Burbank,  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones. in 1981 Benson won “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”, the track “Moody’s Mood” won “Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male” and track “Off Broadway” won “Best R&B Instrumental Performance”. Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the “Grammy Award” for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for the song “Dinorah, Dinorah”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • George Benson– lead and backing vocals, guitar and lead guitar, scat
  • Lee Ritenour– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel– bass guitar
  • John Robinson, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards, synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Richard Tee– synthesizer bass, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Clare Fischer– Yamaha CS30, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams– saxophone, flute
  • Marty Paich– string arrangements, conductor
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Patti Austin– backing and lead vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen, Tom Bahler– backing vocals
  • Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien
  • Assistant engineers – Sheridan Eldridge, Ralph Osbourne, Mark Sackett.
  • Mastered by Jim Sintetos, Kent Duncan
  • Liner notes by Quincy Jones
  • Art direction – Richard Seireeni
  • Illustration – Paul Jasmin
  • Cover photography – Norman Seeff
  • Sleeve photography – Peter Brill
  • Typography – Anderson Typographics

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Temperton except where indicated.

  1. Love X Love
  2. Off Broadway
  3. Moody’s Mood – Eddie Jefferson, James Moody
  4. Give Me the Night
  5. What’s On Your Mind – Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater
  6. Dinorah, Dinorah – Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins
  7. Love Dance – ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams
  8. Star of a Story (X)
  9. Midnight Love Affair – David “Hawk” Wolinski
  10. Turn Out the Lamplight

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 1977.

In August 1967, “Elektra” label released “Goodbye and Hello”, the second Tim Buckley album. It was recorded in June 1967 in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jerry Yester and Jac Holzman.

Personnel:

  • Tim Buckley– 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, vocals, bottleneck guitar, kalimba, vibraphone
  • Lee Underwood– lead guitar
  • John Farsha– guitar
  • Brian Hartzler– guitar
  • Jim Fielder– bass guitar
  • Jimmy Bond– double bass
  • Don Randi– piano, harmonium, harpsichord
  • Henry Diltz– harmonica
  • Jerry Yester– piano, organ, harmonium
  • Carter Collins– congas, percussion
  • Dave Guard– kalimba, tambourine
  • Eddie Hoh– drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Buckley, except where noted.

  1. No Man Can FIt in the War – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  2. Carnival Song
  3. Pleasant Street
  4. Hallucinations – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  5. I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain
  6. Once I Was
  7. Phantasmagoria in Two
  8. Knight-Errant – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  9. Goodbye and Hello – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  10. Morning Glory – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley