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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

 

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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 June 1968.

In June 1968, “Reprise” label released the debut, self-titled Randy Newman album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Van Dyke Parks.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano
  • Anthony Terran- trumpet
  • Herb Ellis- guitar
  • Jim Horn- saxophone
  • Plas Johnson- saxophone
  • Larry Knechtel- guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Carol Kaye- bass
  • Al Casey- guitar
  • Milt Bernhart- trombone
  • Mike Deasy- guitar
  • Ron Elliott- guitar
  • Lyle Ritz- bass
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Ray Kelley – cello
  • Ted Nash – saxophone
  • Don Bagley – bass
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Israel Baker- violin
  • Arnold Belnick – violin
  • Harold Bemko – cello
  • Harry Bluestone – violin
  • Samuel Boghossian – viola
  • Gene Cipriano – saxophone
  • Gary Coleman – percussion (including mallets)
  • Jerome Reisler – violin
  • Victor Sazer – cello
  • Ralph Schaeffer – violin
  • Wilbur Schwartz – saxophone
  • Leonard Selic – viola
  • Sid Sharp – violin
  • Tommy Tedesco- guitar
  • Sal Valentino- guitar, vocals
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • Hubert Anderson – percussion (including mallets)
  • Joseph DiFiore – viola
  • William Hinshaw – French horn
  • Thomas Scott – saxophone
  • Harold Ayties – viola? Será?
  • Jesse Emrlich – cello
  • Elizabeth Ershoff – harp
  • David Filerman – cello
  • Gene Garf – piano, organ
  • Jan Hlinka – viola
  • Norman Jeffreis – drums
  • Gordon Pope – saxophone
  • James Rowles – piano
  • Joseph Tullio – cello
  • William Weiss – violin
  • Robert Knight – trombone
  • Nick DeCaro – piano, accordion
  • Frank DeCaro – guitar
  • James A. Decker – French horn
  • David Duke – French horn
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Frederick Seykora – cello
  • James Getzoff – flute
  • Joe Gibbons – guitar
  • William Green – saxophone
  • Richard Hyde- trombone
  • Armand Karpoff – cello
  • Louis Kievman – viola
  • William Kurash – violin
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Don Lanier – guitar
  • Gary LeVant – harmonica
  • Tommy LiPuma- engineer
  • Leonard Malarsky – violin
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Jay Migliori – saxophone
  • Sid Miller – saxophone
  • Ollie Mitchell – trumpet
  • Louis Morell – guitar
  • Richard Perissi – French horn
  • William R. Perkins – saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. Love Story (You and Me)
  2. Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad
  3. Living Without You
  4. So Long Dad
  5. I Think He’s Hiding
  6. Linda
  7. Laughing Boy
  8. Cowboy
  9. Beehive State
  10. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
  11. Davy the Fat Boy

 

In April 1970.

In April 1970, “Reprise” label released “12 Songs”, the second Randy Newman studio album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano
  • Clarence White– B-Bender electric guitar
  • Ron Elliott– rhythm guitar
  • Ry Cooder– slide guitar
  • Lyle Ritz– double bass
  • Gene Parsons– drums
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Roy Harte– percussion
  • Al McKibbon– double bass
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Douglas Botnick – engineer
  • Lee Herschberg – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman except where noted.

  1. Have You Seen My Baby?
  2. Let’s Burn Down the Cornfield
  3. Mama Told Me Not to Come
  4. Suzanne
  5. Lover’s Prayer
  6. Lucinda
  7. Underneath the Harlem Moon – Mack Gordon, Harry Revel
  8. Yellow Man
  9. Old Kentucky Home
  10. Rosemary
  11. If You Need Oil
  12. Uncle Bob’s Midnight Blues

In April 1969.

In April 1969, “Tomato” label released “Our Mother the Mountain”, the second Townes Van Zandt studio album. It was recorded in January 1969 in Los Angele and Nashville, and was produced by Kevin Eggers, Jim Malloy and Jack Clement. The album artwork was by Milton Glaser and the album cover photograph was by Allen Vogel.

Personnel:

  • Townes Van Zandt: vocals, guitar
  • Ben Bennay: harmonica
  • James Burton: Dobro, guitar
  • John Clauder: drums
  • David Cohen: guitar
  • Chuck Domanico: bass
  • Jack Clement: guitar
  • Charlie McCoy: bass, guitar, harmonica, organ, recorder
  • Lyle Ritz: bass
  • Don Randi: keyboards
  • Harvey Newmark: bass
  • Mike Deasy: guitar
  • Donald Frost: drums
  • Jules Jacob: flute
  • Bergen White: string arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Be Here to Love Me
  2. Kathleen
  3. She Came and She Touched Me
  4. Like A Summer Thursday
  5. Our Mother The Mountain
  6. Second Lovers Song
  7. John The Gambler
  8. Tecumseh Valley
  9. Snake Mountain Blues
  10. My Proud Mountains
  11. Why She’s Acting This Way