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In October 1972.

In October 1972, “A&M” label released “The Lady’s Not for Sale”, the third Rita Coolidge studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Wally Heider Studios” and “Sunset Sound “ in Los Angeles   and was produced by David Anderle.

Personnel:

  • Rita Coolidge – vocals
  • Marc Benno – guitar
  • Al Kooper – lead guitar
  • John Sebastian – harmonica
  • Jerry McGee – acoustic guitar
  • Bernie Leadon – guitar
  • Al Perkins Jr. – pedal steel and National slide guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Booker T. Jones – flute, background vocals
  • Carl Radle – bass
  • Lee Sklar – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums, percussion

The Dixie Flyers

  • Charlie Freeman – guitar
  • Marc Benno – guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar
  • Al Perkins Jr. – pedal steel guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Tommy McClure – bass
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Marc Benno – arrangements                                                                                
  • Kris Kristofferson – backing vocals, arrangement
  • Priscilla Jones, Donna Weiss, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Maxine Willard – backing vocals
  • Glyn Johns, John Haeny, Richie Moore – recording engineer
  • David Anderle – mixing
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Chuck Beeson – design
  • Bob Jenkins – front and back cover photography

Track listing:

  1. My Crew – Priscilla Jones, Booker T. Jones
  2. Fever – Johnny Davenport, Eddie Cooley
  3. Bird on a Wire – Leonard Cohen
  4. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Bob Dylan
  5. A Woman Left Lonely – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  6. Whiskey Whiskey – Tom Ghent
  7. Everybody Loves a Winner – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  8. Donut Man – Marc Benno, Irvin Benno
  9. Inside of Me – Marc Benno, Irvin Benno, Mike Utley
  10. The Lady’s Not for Sale – Kris Kristofferson, Carol Pugh

On November 15, 1971.

On November 15, 1971, “Shelter” label released “Asylum Choir II”, the second and final  Leon Russell and Marc Benno album. It was recorded February 1967 – April 1969, at “Skyhill Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Leon Russell and Marc Benno.

Personnel:

  • Marc Benno– vocals, guitars
  • Leon Russell– bass, guitar, keyboards, piano, vocals
  • Jesse Ed Davis– guitars
  • Chuck Blackwell– drums
  • Carl Radle– bass
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell and Marc Benno except where noted.

  1. Sweet Home Chicago
  2. Down on the Base
  3. Hello, Little Friend – Leon Russell
  4. Salty Candy
  5. Tryin’ to Stay ‘Live
  6. Intro to Rita
  7. Straight Brother
  8. Learn How to Boogie
  9. Ballad for a Soldier – Leon Russell
  10. When You Wish upon a Fag – Leon Russell
  11. Lady in Waiting – Leon Russell

 

 

On April 19, 1971.

The Doors - LA Woman

On April 19, 1971, “Elektra” label released “L.A. Woman”, the sixth Doors studio album.  It was recorded December 1970 – January 1971, at “The Doors Workshop” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Botnick and The Doors. This was band’s last album to feature Jim Morrison, who died three months after the album’s release. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “L.A. Woman” at number 364 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jim Morrison– lead vocals, percussion, piano
  • Ray Manzarek– Hammond organ on tracks, tack piano, Vox Continental, rhythm guitar, Gibson G-101, Wurlitzer electric piano , Rhodes piano, lead vocals
  • Robby Krieger– guitar
  • John Densmore– drums
  • Jerry Scheff– bass guitar
  • Marc Benno– rhythm guitar
  • Bruce Botnick– production engineering
  • Doug Sax– mastering engineer
  • Carl Cossick – sleeve art concept, design
  • Wendell Hamick – sleeve photography, visual effects

Track listing:

  1. The Changeling – Jim Morrison
  2. Love Her Madly – Robby Krieger
  3. Been Down So Long – Jim Morrison
  4. Cars Hiss by My Window – Jim Morrison
  5. L.A. Woman – Jim Morrison
  6. L’America – Jim Morrison
  7. Hyacinth House – Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison
  8. Crawling King Size – anon. arr. John Lee Hooker
  9. The WASP – Jim Morrison
  10. Riders on the Storm – Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger,John Densmore