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In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Capitol” label released “Book of Dreams”, the tenth Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded 1976-1977, at “CBS Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Steve Miller. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller– vocals, guitar, synthesizer, sitar, producer
  • David Denny– guitar
  • Greg Douglass– slide guitar
  • Byron Allred – piano, synthesizer
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar
  • Gary Mallaber– drums, percussion
  • Norton Buffalo– harmonica
  • Les Dudek– lead guitar
  • Kenny Johnson – drums
  • Jachym Young – piano
  • Charles Calamise – bass
  • Curley Cooke – acoustic guitar
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Steven (Sticks Douglas) Moore – drums, background vocals
  • John Palladino – executive producer
  • Mike Fusaro – recording engineer
  • Jim Gains – mixing
  • Win Kutz – assistant mixer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • Alton Kelly– illustration
  • Stanley Mouse– illustration

Track listing:

  1. Threshold – Steve Miller
  2. Jet Airliner – Paul Pena
  3. Winter Time – Steve Miller
  4. Swingtown – Steve Miller, Chris McCarty
  5. True Fine Love – Steve Miller
  6. Wish Upon a Star – Steve Miller
  7. Jungle Love – Lonnie Turner, Greg Douglass
  8. Electro Lux Imbroglio – Steve Miller
  9. Sacrifice – Curley Cooke, Les Dudek
  10. The Stake – David Denny
  11. My Own Space – Jason Cooper, Bobby Winkelman
  12. Babes in the Wood – Steve Miller

 

In May 1977.

On May 1977, “GRT” label released the debut, self-titled Prism album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Bruce Fairbairn and Rodney Higgs. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”.

Personnel:

  • Lindsay Mitchell– vocals, guitar
  • Ron Tabak– vocals
  • John Hall– keyboards
  • Ab Bryant– bass
  • Rodney Higgs– drums, keyboards
  • Tom Lavin– guitar, vocals
  • Bruce Fairbairn– horn
  • Tom Keenlyside– horn

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Vallance by the pseudonym Rodney Higgs, except where noted.

  1. Spaceship Superstar
  2. Open Soul Surgery – Rodney Higgs, H. Knight
  3. It’s Over
  4. Take Me to the Kaptin
  5. Vladivostok
  6. Amelia
  7. Freewill – Tom Lavin
  8. Julie
  9. I Ain’t Lookin’ Anymore – Lindsay Mitchell

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “United Artists” label released “Sneakin’ Suspicion”, the fourth Dr. Feelgood album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Rockfield Studios” and was produced by Bert de Coteaux.

Personnel:

  • Lee Brilleaux – vocals, guitar, harmonica, slide guitar
  • Wilko Johnson- guitar, backing vocals
  • John B. Sparks – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • The Big Figure – drums, percusison, backing vocals
  • Tim Hinkley- keyboards
  • Pat Moran – audio engineer
  • John Dent – mastering
  • Paul Henry – design
  • Gered Mankowitz- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Wilko Johnson; except where noted.

  1. Sneakin’ Suspicion
  2. Paradise
  3. Nothin’ Shakin’ (But the Leaves on the Trees) – Cirino Colacrai, Eddie Fontaine, Johnny Gluck, Diane Lampert
  4. Time and the Devil
  5. Lights Out – Seth David, Mac Rebennack
  6. Lucky Seven – Lew Lewis
  7. All My Love
  8. You’ll Be Mine – Willie Dixon)
  9. Walking on the Edge
  10. Hey Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut – Ellas McDaniel

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Chrysalis” label released “Lights Out”, the sixth UFO studio album. It was recorded February-March 1977, at “Air Studios” in London and was produced by Ron Nevison. Magazine “Kerrang!” ranked “Lights Out” at number 28 on the list of the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Phil Mogg- vocals
  • Michael Schenker- lead guitar
  • Paul Raymond- rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Pete Way- bass
  • Andy Parker– drums
  • Alan McMillan – horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Hipgnosis- cover art

Track listing:

  1. Too Hot to Handle – Pete Way, Phil Moog
  2. Just Another Suicide – Phil Moog
  3. Try Me – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog
  4. Lights Out – Michael Schenker, Andy Parker, Phil Moog, Pete Way
  5. Getting’ Ready – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog
  6. Alone Again Or – Bryan MacLean
  7. Electric Phase – Pete Way, Phil Moog, Michael Schenker
  8. Love to Love – Michael Schenker, Phil Moog

 

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “A&M” label released “Now”, the third Tubes album. It was recorded in 1976, at “His Masters Wheels” and “Funky Features” in San Francisco, “The Record Plant” in  Los Angeles; “The Record Plant” in  Sausalito,  and was produced by John Anthony.

Personnel:

  • Fee Waybill- vocals
  • Bill “The Swami” Spooner- guitar, vocals
  • Michael Cotten – synthesizer
  • Mingo Lewis – drums, percussion
  • Prairie Prince- drums
  • Roger Steen – guitar, vocals
  • Re Styles – vocals
  • Vince Welnick- keyboards
  • Rick Anderson – bass
  • Bud Scoppa – voices
  • Don Van Vliet- soprano saxophone
  • Harry Duncan – harmonica
  • Roberta Burger – violin
  • Don Wood – engineer, production assistance
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Michael Cotten, Prairie Prince – design

Track listing:

  1. Smoke (La Vie en Fumér) – Bill Spooner, Michael Cotten, Vince Welnick
  2. Hit Parade – Bill Spooner, Vince Welnick
  3. Strung Out on Strings – Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Michael Evans
  4. Golden Boy – Bill Spooner, Michael Evans
  5. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains – Don Van Vliet
  6. God-Bird-Change – Mingo Lewis
  7. I’m Just a Mess – Bill Spooner, Roger Steen
  8. Cathy’s Clone – Fee Waybill, Bill “The Swami” Spooner, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Roger Steen, Re Styles, Vince Welnick, Rick Anderson
  9. This Town – Lee Hazlewood
  10. Pound of Flesh – Ron Nagle, Scott Mathews
  11. You’re No Fun – Michael Cotten, Vince Welnick

 

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Full Moon” label released “Nether Lands”, the fourth Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, Colorado, “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles and Sausalito, “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” in  Nashville and “North Star Studio” in Boulder, Colorado, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg and Norbert Putnam.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – acoustic & electric guitars, piano, electric piano, organ, keyboards, vocals, 12 string guitar, slide guitar, painting
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey- drums
  • Dominic Frontiere, Dan Fogelberg, Norbert Putnam – orchestral arrangements
  • Don Henley- backing vocals, harmony vocals
  • Russ Kunkel- conga, drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion, conga
  • Frank Marocco – accordion
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • D. Souther- backing vocals, harmony vocals
  • John Stronach – percussion, maracas, tambourine
  • Al Perkins- pedal steel, dobro
  • Joe Walsh- guitar, electric guitar
  • Tim Weisberg- flute
  • Mix down Engineer: Marty Lewis
  • Assistant Engineers: Jeff Guercio, Mark Guercio, John Henning, Marty Lewis, Bruce Hensal, Gary Landinsky.
  • Mastered by: Glenn Meadows
  • Photography by: Andy Katz
  • Design by: Kosh

Track listing:

All songs written by Dan Fogelberg.

  1. Nether Lands
  2. Once upon a Time
  3. Dancing Shoes
  4. Lessons Learned
  5. Loose Ends
  6. Love Gone By
  7. Promises Made
  8. Give Me Some Time
  9. Scarecrow’s Dream
  10. Sketches
  11. False Faces

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Capricorn” label released “Playin’ Up a Storm”, the third Gregg Allman Band studio album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman– vocals, organ, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Willie Weeks– bass, Fender Rhodes
  • Steve Beckmeier – guitar
  • Ricky Hirsch – guitar, slide guitar
  • John Leslie Hug – guitar
  • Neil Larsen – synthesizer, piano, keyboards, Fender Rhodes, horn arrangements
  • Bill Stewart – drums
  • David Luell – horn, saxophone
  • Steve Madaio – horn
  • Pat Rizzo – horn
  • Sherlie Matthews– background vocals
  • Bill Payne– synthesizer, keyboards
  • Fred Beckmeier – bass
  • Red Callender– bass
  • John– keyboards
  • Victor Feldman– percussion
  • Venetta Fields– background vocals
  • Clydie King– background vocals
  • Milt Holland– percussion

Track listing:

  1. Come and Go Blues – Gregg Allman
  2. Let This Be a Lesson to Ya – Gregg Allman, Malcolm Rebennack
  3. Brightest Smile in Town – Ray Charles, Barry De Vorzon, Bob Sherman
  4. Bring It on Back – Gregg Allman
  5. Cryin’ Shame – Malcolm Beckmeier, Steve Berlin
  6. Sweet Feelin’ – Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel, Rick Hall, Candi Staton
  7. It Ain’t No Use – Bernie Baum, Bill Giant, Florence Kaye
  8. Matthew’s Arrival – Neil Larsen
  9. One More Try – Gregg Allman