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IN May 1976.

In May 1976, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.

Personnel:

  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, guitar, banjo, bells
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • Jon Cobert – piano
  • Charles Brown III – electric guitar
  • Elliott Randall – electric guitar
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Richard Crooks – drums, spoons
  • Jimmy Maelen – congas
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Kenny Kosek – violin
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm – cornet, trumpet
  • David Taylor – bass trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged and adapted by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)

IN May 1976.

In May 1976, “Columbia” label released “Energy to Burn”, the third B.T. Express album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Ultra – Sonic Recording Studios” in Hempstead, New York, and was produced by Jeff Lane.

Personnel:

  • Barbara Joyce – vocals, tambourine
  • Michael Jones – vocals, clavinet, organ, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Moog synthesizer
  • Richard Thompson – vocal, guitar
  • Sam Taylor – rhythm guitar
  • Carlos Ward – flute, piccolo flute, tenor saxophone
  • Bill Risbrook – flute, soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Louis Risbrook – vocal, bass
  • Dennis Rowe – bongos, congas, timbales, percussion
  • Leslie Ming – drums
  • Irving Spice – strings

Track listing:

  1. Depend On Yourself – Bill Risbrook
  2. Can’t Stop Groovin’ Now, Wanna Do It Some More – Billy Nichols
  3. Now That We Found Love – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
  4. Energy To Burn – Sam Taylor, Tash Howard
  5. Time Tunnel – Michael Jones
  6. Make Your Body Move – Carlos Ward
  7. Herbs – Carlos Ward
  8. Energy Level – Carlos Ward

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Epic” label released “Skullduggery”, the ninth Steppenwolf studio album. It was recorded in January 1976, and was produced by John Kay, Bobby Cochran, George Biondo, Wayne Cook and Jerry Edmonton.

Personnel:

  • John Kay– vocals, guitar
  • Bobby Cochran– vocals, guitar
  • George Biondo– vocals, bass guitar
  • Wayne Cook– keyboards
  • Jerry Edmonton- drums, percussion, backing vocals, art direction
  • Mike Reese – mastering
  • Ed Bannon – engineer
  • Randy Nicklaus – mixing engineer
  • Lorrie Sullivan – design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Skullduggery – Bobby Cochran
  2. (I am a) Road Runner – Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland
  3. Rock and Roll Song – Valdy Horsdal
  4. Train of Thought – Alan O’Day
  5. Life is a Gamble – Bobby Cochran, Harry Garfield
  6. Pass It On – Jean Watt
  7. Sleep – George Biondo
  8. Lip Service – George Biondo, Bobby Cochran, Wayne Cook

 

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “A&M” label released “No Earthly Connection”, the fourth Rick Wakeman solo album. It was recorded January-March 1976, at “Château d’Hérouville” in Herouville, France, and was produced by Rick Wakeman.

Personnel:

  • Rick Wakeman – Mander pipe organ, Hammond C3 organ, 9′ Steinwaygrand piano, RMI Electra piano, Hohner clavinet, Moog synthesizer, Baldwin electric harpsichord, upright honky-tonk piano, Fender Rhodes 88 electric piano,  Mellotron, Godwin organ with Sisme Rotary-Cabinet, Systech effects pedals
  • Ashley Holt – vocals
  • Roger Newell – bass guitar, bass pedals, vocals
  • John Dunsterville – acousticand electric guitars, mandolin, vocals
  • Tony Fernandez– drums, percussion
  • Martyn Shields – trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn, vocals
  • Reg Brooks – trombone, bass trombone, vocals
  • Paul Tregurtha – engineer
  • Didier Utard – assistant engineer
  • Toby Errington – crew in France
  • Jake Berry – crew in France
  • John Cleary – crew in England
  • Tony Merrell – crew in England
  • Tony Powell – crew in England
  • Fabio Nicoli – art direction
  • Mike Doud – concept, design
  • Chris Moore – cover illustrations
  • Geoff Halpin – logo design
  • George Snow – inner sleeve design
  • Mike Putland – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Wakeman.

  1. Music Reincarnate

Part I: The Warning

Part II: The Maker

Part III: The Spaceman

Part IV: The Realisation

  1. Music Reincarnate (Continued)

Part V: The Reaper

  1. The Prisoner
  2. The Lost Cycle

 

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Chrysalis” label released “No Heavy Petting”, the fifth UFO studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Leo Lyons.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg- vocals
  • Michael Schenker- guitar
  • Danny Peyronel- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Pete Way- bass
  • Andy Parker– drums
  • Mike Bobak – engineer
  • Hipgnosis- cover art

Track listing:

  1. Natural Thing – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg, Pete Way
  2. I’m a Loser – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  3. Can You Roll Her – Danny Peyronel, Phil Mogg, Andy Parker
  4. Belladonna – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  5. Reasons Love – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg
  6. Highway Lady – Danny Peyronel
  7. On with the Action – Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg, Danny Peyronel
  8. A Fool in Love – Frankie Miller, Andy Fraser
  9. Martian Landscape – Phil Mogg, Danny Peyronel, Andy Parker

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Capitol” label released “Nine on a Ten Scale”, the first Sammy Hagar solo album. It was recorded in 1976, at “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by John Carter.

Personnel:

  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, guitar
  • Bill Church– bass guitar
  • Scott Quick – guitars
  • John Blakely – guitars
  • Alan Fitzgerald– keyboards
  • Joe Crane – keyboards
  • Stan – keyboards
  • Wizard – keyboards
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums
  • Jim Hodder– drums
  • Jerry Shirley– drums
  • Dallas Taylor– drums
  • Venetta Fields– backing vocals
  • MaxaynLewis – backing vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews– backing vocals
  • Bob Welch– backing vocals
  • Greg Adams– horns
  • Emilio Castillo– horns
  • Mic Gillette– horns
  • Steve Kupka– horns
  • Lenny Pickett– horns
  • Rich E.– engineer
  • Tom Flye– engineer
  • John Henning – engineer
  • Gary Kellgren– engineer
  • Cris Morris– engineer
  • Deke Richards– engineer
  • Jimmy Robinson– engineer
  • John Stronack– engineer
  • Roy Kohara– original art direction
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Keep On Rockin – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  2. Urban Guerilla – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  3. Flamingos Fly – Van Morrison
  4. China – Bob Welch
  5. Silver Lights – Sammy Hagar
  6. All American – Sammy Hagar
  7. Confession (Please Come Back) – Ronald Nagle
  8. Young Girl Blues – Donovan
  9. Rock ‘N’ Roll Romeo – John Carter, Sammy Hagar

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Capitol” label released “Fly Like an Eagle”, the ninth Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded 1975-1976, at “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Steve Miller. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Fly Like an Eagle” at number 445 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller– vocals, guitar, keyboards, sitar, ARP Odyssey
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar
  • Gary Mallaber– drums, percussion
  • James Cotton– harmonica
  • Curley Cooke – guitar
  • Les Dudek– guitar
  • Charles Calamise – bass guitar
  • Kenny Johnson – drums
  • Joe (JD) D’Andrea – percussion
  • John McFee– dobro
  • Joachim Young – B3 organ
  • John Palladino – executive producer
  • Mike Fusaro – recording engineer
  • Jim Gains – mastering
  • Susan McCardle – photography
  • David Stahl – photography

Track listing:

  1. Space Intro – Steve Miller
  2. Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller
  3. Wild Mountain Honey – Steve McCarty
  4. Serenade – Steve Miller, Chris McCart
  5. Dance, Dance, Dance – Steve Miller, Joseph Cooper, Brenda Cooper
  6. Mercury Blues – C. Douglas
  7. Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller
  8. Rock’n Me – Steve Miller
  9. You Send Me – Sam Cooke
  10. Blue Odyssey – Steve Miller
  11. Sweet Maree – Steve Miller
  12. The Window – Steve Miller, Jason Cooper

 

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Epic” label released “Slow Down World”, the thirteenth Donovan studio album. It was recorded August 1975-March 1976, at “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Donovan Leitch.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Philip Donnelly – guitar
  • David Hungate,Klaus Voormann, Leland Sklar, Wilton Felder – bass
  • David Foster- keyboards
  • Jay Graydon- synthesizer
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Bobbye Hall,Emil Richards – percussion
  • Tom Scott- saxophone
  • Chuck Findley- trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Douglas Davis – cello
  • Al DeLory, B.J. Cook, Donny Gerrard, Ed Whitting, Jeanette Clinger, Jennifer Hicklin, John Merlino, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Ron Hicklin, Stacy Jo Clinger, Susie Ives – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch, except where noted.

  1. Dark-Eyed Blue Jean Angel
  2. Cryin’ Shame
  3. The Mountain – Derroll Adams
  4. Children of the World
  5. My Love Is True (Love Song) – Derroll Adams
  6. A Well Known Has-Been
  7. Black Widow
  8. Slow Down World
  9. Liberation Rag