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In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Reprise” label released “Summer Side of Life”, the seventh Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded December 1970 – April 1971, at “Woodland Sound Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Joseph Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – guitar, piano
  • Red Shea – guitar
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Rick Haynes – bass guitar
  • Roy M. “Junior” Huskey – acoustic bass
  • James Rolleston – bass guitar
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass guitar
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey – drums
  • Buddy Harman – drums
  • Jim Isbell – drums
  • David Brown – percussion
  • Farrel Morris – percussion
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Vassar Clements – violin
  • The Jordanaires (Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews, Hoyt Hawkins, Ray Walker) – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. 10 Degrees and Getting Colder
  2. Miguel
  3. Go My Way
  4. Summer Side of Life
  5. Cotton Jenny
  6. Talking in Your Sleep
  7. Nous Vivons Ensemble
  8. Same Old Loverman
  9. Redwood Hill
  10. Love and Maple Syrup
  11. Cabaret

In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Dunhill” label released the self-titled, debut Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Steve Barri.

Personnel:

  • Dan Hamilton – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Joe Frank Carollo – lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Tom Reynolds – lead and backing vocals, flute solo, vibe solo, keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Goin’ Down – Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter, Arthur Butler
  2. Annabella – Christian Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow
  3. Sweet Pain – Christian Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow
  4. It Takes the Best – Tom Reynolds, Dan Hamilton
  5. Don’t Refuse My Love – Tom Reynolds, Joe Frank Carollo
  6. Long Road – Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter
  7. Don’t Pull Your Love Out – Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter
  8. What Can You Say – Tom Reynolds
  9. Behold – Campbell, James
  10. Young, Wild and Free – Tom Reynolds
  11. Nora – Tom Reynolds

In May 1972.

In May 1971, “Columbia” label released “Man in Black”, the 38th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced Johnny Cash. The album’s name eventually became Cash’s nickname, given to him by the public.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Norman Blake– acoustic guitar
  • Carl Perkins– electric guitar
  • Bob Wootton– electric guitar
  • Jerry Shook – rhythm guitar
  • June Carter Cash– vocals
  • Billy Graham– vocals
  • Marshall Grant– bass guitar
  • S. Holland– drums
  • Farrell Morris – percussion

Track listing:

  1. The Preacher Said Jesus Said – Johnny Cash
  2. The Preacher Said Jesus Said – Dick Feller
  3. You’ve Got a New Light Shining in Your Eyes – Johnny Cash
  4. If Not for Love – Glenn D. Tubb, Larry Lee
  5. Man in Black – Johnny Cash
  6. Singin’ in Vietnam Talkin’ Blues – Johnny Cash
  7. Ned Kelly – Johnny Cash
  8. Look at Me – Glen Sherley, Harlan Sanders
  9. Dear Mrs. – Johnny Cash, Andrew J. Arnette
  10. I Talk to Jesus Every Day – Tubb

In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Track” label released “Smash Your Head Against the Wall”, the debut John Entwistle solo album. It was recorded November 1970 – January 1971, at “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by John Entwistle. It was the first solo album by any Who member.

Personnel:

  • John Entwistle– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar,  brass,  percussion, piano, keyboards, organ, flugelhorn, art concept
  • Dave “Cyrano” Langston – acoustic and electric guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Greg Ridley– bass
  • Keith Moon– percussion, backing vocals
  • Jerry Shirley– drums, percussion
  • Neil Innes– percussion, backing vocals
  • Vivian Stanshall– percussion
  • Graham Hughes – art concept, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Entwistle.

  1. My Size
  2. Pick Me Up (Big Chicken)
  3. What Are We Doing Here?
  4. What Kind of People Are They?
  5. Heaven and Hell
  6. Ted End
  7. You’re Mine
  8. 29 (Eternal Youth)
  9. I Believe in Everything

On May 28, 1971.

On May 28, 1971, “Mercury” label released “Every Picture Tells a Story”, the third Rod Stewart album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Rod Stewart. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 172 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Every Picture Tells a Story” was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Rod Stewart- lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Ronnie Wood- electric guitar, 12-string guitar, slide guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass guitar
  • Martell Brandy – acoustic guitar
  • Sam Mitchell – resonator guitar
  • Martin Quittenton- classical guitar
  • Pete Sears- piano, celeste
  • Micky Waller- drums
  • Ian McLagan- organ, piano
  • Danny Thompson- upright bass
  • Andy Pyle- bass guitar
  • Dick Powell – violin
  • Long John Baldry- vocals
  • Maggie Bell- vocal abrasives
  • Madeline Belland friends – vocal abrasives
  • Lindsay Raymond Jackson- mandolin
  • Kenney Jones- drums
  • Ronnie Lane- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Desmond Strobel – art direction
  • John Craig – design, illustration
  • Lisa Margolis – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Every Picture Tells a Story – Rod Stewart,Ronnie Wood
  2. Seems Like a Long Time – Theodore Anderson
  3. That’s All Right – Arthur Crudup
  4. Amazing Grace – traditional, arranged Rod Stewart
  5. Tomorrow Is a Long Time -Bob Dylan
  6. Henry – Martin Quittenton
  7. Maggie May – Rod Stewart
  8. Mandolin Wind – Rod Stewart
  9. (I Know) I’m Losing You – Norman Whitfield,Eddie Holland, Cornelius Grant
  10. Reason to Believe – Tim Hardin

 

In May 1971.

In May 1971, “A&M” label released “5th”, the fifth Lee Michaels  album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Lee Michaels.

Personnel:

  • Lee Michaels– lead vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, organ, piano, producer
  • Jackie Kelso– saxophone
  • Joel Larson– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Michaels except where noted.

  1. Keep the Circle Turning – Joel Christie
  2. You Are What You Do
  3. Willie & the Hand Jive – Johnny Otis
  4. Didn’t Have to Happen
  5. Rock Me Baby – Riley King, Joe Josea
  6. Do You Know What I Mean
  7. Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson, Morris Levy
  8. Can I Get a Witness – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland
  9. Oak Fire
  10. I Don’t Want Her

 

In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Sussex” label released “Just As I Am”, the debut Bill Withers studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Sunset Sound”, “Wally Heider Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Booker T. Jones.The album song “Ain’t No Sunshine”, was ranked at number 280 on “Rolling Stone’s” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Bill Withers – guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Stills– guitar
  • Chris Ethridge- bass
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Booker T. Jones– guitar, keyboards
  • Bobbye Hall– percussion
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums

Track listing:.

All tracks by Bill Withers; except where noted.

  1. Harlem
  2. Ain’t No Sunshine
  3. Grandma’s Hands
  4. Sweet Wanomi
  5. Everybody’s Talkin’ – Fred Neil
  6. Do it Good
  7. Hope She’ll Be Happier
  8. Let it Be – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. I’m Her Daddy
  10. In My Heart
  11. Moanin’ and Groanin’
  12. Better Off Dead