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In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Island” label released “You Broke My Heart So… I Busted Your Jaw”, the sixth Spooky Tooth album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Olympic Studios”, “Island Studios” and “Apple Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Harrison, Gary Wright, Mick Jones, Chris Stewart and Bryson Graham.

Personnel:

  • Mike Harrison– lead vocals, piano, harmonica
  • Gary Wright– organ, backing vocals, piano
  • Mick Jones– guitars, backing vocals
  • Chris Stewart –bass
  • Bryson Graham– drums, percussion
  • Val Burke – bass, backing vocals
  • Chris Kimsey– engineer, mixing
  • Phil McDonald – mixing
  • Rod Thear – mixing, tape operator
  • Klaus Voorman– cover drawings

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Wright, except where noted.

  1. Cotton Growing Man
  2. Old as I Was Born
  3. This Time Around – Bryson Graham
  4. Holy Water
  5. Wildfire
  6. Self Seeking Man
  7. Times Have Changed – Mick Jones, Gary Wright
  8. Moriah
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In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Track Records” label released “Rigor Mortis Sets In”, the third John Entwistle solo album. It was recorded October-November 1972, at “Nova Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by John Entwistle and John Alcock.

Personnel:

  • John Entwistle:bass guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, lead vocals
  • Alan Ross:guitars, piano, accordion, trumpet, synthesizer
  • Jim Ryan:lead guitar
  • Tony Ashton:keyboards, Hammond organ, piano
  • Bryan Williams:trombone, organ
  • Howie Casey: saxophone
  • Members ofThe Ladybirds:
    • Gloria George:backing vocals
    • Maggie Stredder:backing vocals
    • Marian Davies:backing vocals
  • Graham Deakin:drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by John Entwistle, except where noted.

  1. Gimme That Rock ‘n’ Roll
  2. Bass Man – Johnny Cymbal
  3. Do the Dangle
  4. Hound Dog – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  5. Made in Japan
  6. My Wife
  7. Roller Skate Kate
  8. Peg Leg Peggy
  9. Lucille – Albert Collins,Richard  Penniman
  10. Big Black Cadillac

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Mooncrest” label released “Razamanaz”, the third Nazareth studio album. It was recorded Dcember 1972-March 1973, at “The Ganghut” in Jamestown, Scotland, mixed at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Roger Glover.

Personnel:

  • Dan McCafferty- lead vocals
  • Darrell Sweet- drums, percussion, backing vocals, liner notes
  • Pete Agnew- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Manny Charlton- electric and acoustic guitars, slide guitar, banjo, backing vocals
  • Roger Glover- bass guitar, percussion
  • Alan Perkins – recording engineer
  • Patrick Watters, Fin Costello – photography
  • Mike Brown – remastering
  • Robert M. Corich – remastering, liner notes
  • Dave Field – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Pete Agnew, Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Darrell Sweet except where noted.

  1. Razamanaz
  2. Alcatraz – Leon Russell
  3. Vigilante Man – Woody Guthrie
  4. Woke Up This Morning
  5. Night Woman
  6. Bad, Bad Boy
  7. Sold My Soul
  8. Too Bad, Too Sad
  9. Broken Down Angel

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Blue Thumb” label released the debut, self-titled Pointer Sisters album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.

Personnel:

  • Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, June Pointer– vocals
  • Gaylord Birch– drums
  • Tom Salisbury– piano
  • Ron McClure– acoustic bass, electric bass
  • Willie Fulton– electric guitar
  • Ed Marshall– drums Rod Ellicott – bass
  • Norman Landsberg– piano
  • The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils– backing band
  • David Rubinson& Friends, Inc. mix-down engineer
  • Norman Landsberg – associate producer
  • Fred Catero, Jeremy Zatkin– recording engineers, mix-down engineers
  • George Horne– mastering engineer
  • B. Greene– portraiture, design

Track listing:

  1. Yes We Can Can – Allen Toussaint
  2. Cloudburst – Leroy Kirkland, Jimmy Harris
  3. Jada – Pointer Sisters, Bruce Good, Jeff Cohen
  4. River Boulevard – Barbara Mauritz
  5. Old Songs – John Shine, Bruce Good
  6. That’s How I Feel – Wilton Felder
  7. Sugar – Pointer Sisters
  8. Pains and Tears – Norman Landsberg
  9. Naked Foot – Neal Tate
  10. Wang Dang Doodle – Willie Dixon

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Columbia” label released “Head to the Sky”, the fourth Earth, Wind & Fire studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Clover Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Wissert. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Verdine White– vocals, bass, percussion
  • Philip Bailey– vocals, congas, percussion
  • Maurice White– vocals, drums, kalimba, leader
  • Jessica Cleaves – vocals
  • Johnny Graham – guitar, percussion
  • Al McKay – guitar, sitar, percussion
  • Larry Dunn– clarinet, piano, organ
  • Ralph Johnson– drums, percussion
  • Andrew Woolfolk– soprano saxophone, flute
  • Oscar Braschear – trumpet
  • Arranged by Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Robert Appère – engineer, mixing
  • Lee Lawrence – cover design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Evil – Phillip Bailey, Maurice White
  2. Keep Your Head to the Sky – Maurice White
  3. Build Your Nest – Maurice White, Verdine White
  4. The World’s a Masquerade – Skip Scarborough
  5. Clover – Larry Dunn, Maurice White
  6. Zanzibar – Edu Lobo

 

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Warner Bros” label released the third, self-titled Tower of Power album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Greg Adams, Brent Byars, Emilio Castillo, Bruce Conte, David Garibaldi, Mic Gillette, Stephen” Doc” Kupka, Lenny Pickett, Francis ”Rocco” Prestia, Jay Spell, Bruce Steinberg, Chester Thompson and Lenny Williams.

Personnel:

  • Greg Adams– trumpet, flugelhorn, backing vocals, string arrangements and conductor
  • Brent Byars – bongos, conga
  • Emilio Castillo– tenor saxophone, backing vocals, production supervisor
  • Bruce Conte– guitar, backing vocals
  • David Garibaldi– drums
  • Mic Gillette– trombone, trumpet, flugelhorn, baritone, backing vocals
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka– oboe, baritone saxophone, backing vocals
  • Lenny Pickett– clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Francis “Rocco” Prestia– bass guitar
  • Jay Spell – acoustic piano
  • Bruce Steinberg – harmonica, art direction, design, photography, illustrations, cover design
  • Chester Thompson – organ, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Lenny Williams– lead vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Emilio Castillo and Stephen “Doc” Kupka except when noted.

  1. What Is Hip? – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, David Garibaldi
  2. Clever Girl – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Willie Fulton
  3. This Time It’s Real – David Bartlett, Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka
  4. Will I Ever Find a Love?
  5. Get Yo’ Feet Back on the Ground – Willie Fulton
  6. So Very Hard to Go
  7. Soul Vaccination
  8. Both Sorry Over Nothin’ – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Lenny Williams
  9. Clean Slate – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Willie Fulton
  10. Just Another Day – Bruce Conte

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Paramount” label released “Country Casanova”, the third Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Stephan Jarvis.

Personnel:

  • Commander Cody (George Frayne) – piano, lead vocal
  • Billy C. Farlow– lead vocals, harmonica
  • Bill Kirchen– lead guitar, banjo, lead vocal
  • John Tichy– rhythm guitar, lead vocal
  • Lance Dickerson– drums
  • Bruce Barlow– bass guitar, stand-up bass
  • Andy Stein– fiddle, saxophone
  • Bobby Black– pedal steel guitar, dobro
  • Jim Marshall – cover photograph

Track listing:

  1. Country Casanova – Billy Farlow, Michael J. Richards
  2. Shall We Meet (Beyond the River) – Billy Farlow, John Tichy, Andy Stein
  3. My Window Faces The South – Jerry Livingston, Mitchell Parish, Abner Silver
  4. One Man’s Meat (Is Another Man’s Poison) – John Tichy, Bruce Barlow, George Frayne, Billy C. Farlow
  5. Everybody’s Doin’ It – George Frayne, Bruce Barlow, Andy Stein, Billy C. Farlow, Bill Kirchen, Lance Dickerson, John Tichy, Bobby Black
  6. Rock That Boogie – George Frayne, Bruce Farlow
  7. Rave On! – Norman Petty, Bill Tilghman, Sonny West
  8. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) – Merle Travis, Tex Williams
  9. Sister Sue – John Tichy, Bruce Barlow, Andy Stein, Billy C. Farlow
  10. Honeysuckle Honey – Michael J. Richards