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On January 8, 1976.

On January 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Songs for the New Depression”, the third Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1972 – 1976, at “Secret Sound Studio” New York, N.Y., “Electric Lady” and “Media Sound Studios” in New York, N.Y., “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York, N.Y., and was produced by Bette Midler, Joel Dorn, Ahmet Ertegün, Arif Mardin, Mark “Moogy” Klingman, and Jack Malken.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead and backing vocals, assistant engineer
  • Glaswegians Orchestra – arranged and conducted by Arif Mardin
  • Moogy Klingman – piano, electric piano, RMI Computer keyboard, Mini Korg synthesizer, harmonica, arranger and conductor
  • Ralph Schuckett – acoustic piano, clavinet, organ, Sound City piano, harmonium, string ensemble, arranger, conductor
  • Bob Dylan – vocals 
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • David Spinozza – guitar
  • Jerry Friedman – guitar
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Webster – slide guitar 
  • Rick Derringer – pedal steel guitar
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, mandolin
  • Don Brooks – harmonica
  • Sivuca – accordion
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Boris Matusewitch – concertina
  • John Siegler – bass guitar 
  • Milt Hinton – acoustic bass, bass guitar
  • John Miller – acoustic bass
  • Teddy Sommer – drums, percussion
  • Mark Rosengarden – drums, percussion
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • John Wilcox – drums 
  • Barbara Burton – percussion
  • Angel Allende – percussion
  • Jack Malken – additional percussion
  • Norman Pride – conga
  • Randy Brecker – horns, trumpet solo
  • Michael Brecker – horns
  • Barry Rogers – horns
  • Mel Davis – trumpet
  • William Siapin – flute
  • John Lissauer – saxophone, chimes, arranger, conductor
  • David Nadien – strings
  • Barry Finclair – strings
  • Raul Poliakin – strings
  • Tony Posk – strings
  • Gene Orloff – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – strings
  • Charles McCracken – strings
  • Jessy Levy – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Kenny Kosek – fiddle
  • Luther Vandross – arranger, backing vocals
  • Dianne Sumler – backing vocals
  • David Lasley – backing vocals
  • Erin Dickins – backing vocals
  • Annie Sutton – backing vocals
  • Donny Beard – backing vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – backing vocals
  • Leata Galloway – backing vocals
  • Ben Harney – backing vocals
  • Rhetta Hughes – backing vocals
  • Thomas Moore – backing vocals
  • Ula Hedwig – backing vocals
  • Sharon Redd – backing vocals
  • Ramona Stubblefield – backing vocals
  • Clifford Townsend – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Rosie – backing vocals
  • Gotham – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arranger, conductor, backing vocals, remix
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Jan Rathbun – engineer
  • Jack Malken – recording and remix engineer
  • Lew Hahn – recording and remix engineer
  • Gerry Block – assistant engineer
  • Dave Wittman – assistant engineer
  • Deborah Turbville – photography
  • Michaele Vollbracht – shopping bag
  • Kenn Duncan – poster photos
  • Richard Amsel – inner sleeve illustration

Track listing:

  1. Strangers in the Night – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  2. I Don’t Want the Night to End – Phoebe Snow
  3. Mr. Rockefeller – Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler
  4. Old Cape Cod – Claire Rothrock, Allan Jeffrey, Milton Yakus
  5. Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan
  6. Love Says It’s Waiting – Nick Holmes
  7. Shiver Me Timbers / Samedi et Vendredi – Tom Waits, Bette Midler, Moogy Klingman
  8. No Jestering – Carlton Malcolm
  9. Tragedy – Gerald Nelson, Fred Burch
  10. Marahuana – Arthur Jonston, Sam Coslow
  11. Let Me Just Follow Behind – Moogy Klingman

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Parrot Records” label released “Defrosted”, the second Frijid Pink studio album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Media Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Pink Unlimited.

Personnel:

  • Kelly Green (Tom Beaudry) – vocals, cowbell
  • Gary Ray Thompson – lead and rhythm guitars
  • Tom Harris – bass
  • Richard Stevers – drums, tympani
  • Larry Zelanka – keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Ray Thompson and Tom Beaudry, except where noted.

  1. Black Lace
  2. Sing A Song For Freedom – Gary Ray Thompson, Tom Beaudry, Richard Stevers
  3. I’ll Never Be Lonely – Gary Ray Thompson, Tom Beaudry, Tom Harris
  4. Bye Bye Blues
  5. Pain In My Heart
  6. Sloony – Gary Ray Thompson, Tom Harris, Richard Stevers
  7. I’m Movin’
  8. I Haven’t Got The Time

 

In August 1975.

In August 1975, “De-Lite” label released “Spirit of the Boogie”, the sixth Kool & the Gang studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Media Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce and George “Funky” Brown.

Personnel:

  • Amir-Salaam Bayyan – guitar
  • Khalis Bayyan- piano, arranger, tenor sax, vocals, clavinet, kalimba, arp
  • Robert “Kool” Bell- bass, vocals
  • Donal Boyce – vocals
  • George “Funky” Brown- percussion, piano, drums, vocals
  • Godfrey Diamond – engineer, mixing
  • Ron Saint Germain – Engineer
  • Harvey Goldberg – engineer, mixing
  • Alec Head, Ray Janos – engineer
  • Robert “Spike” Mickens – percussion, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • Otha Nash – trombone, vocals
  • Terry Rosiello – engineer
  • Dennis “D.T.” Thomas – flute, alto sax, vocals
  • Ricky West – vocals, clavinet
  • Henry Arvinger – photography
  • Claydes E.X. Smith– guitar
  • Something Sweet – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Spirit of the Boogie – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  2. Ride the Rhythm – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  3. Jungle Jazz – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  4. Sunshine and Love – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  5. Ancestral Ceremony – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  6. Mother Earth – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  7. Winter Sadness – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Smith, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  8. Caribbean Festival – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown

 

On November 4, 1977.

ramones_-_rocket_to_russia

On November 4, 1977, “Sire” label released “Rocket to Russia”, the third Ramones studio album. It was recorded August – September 1977, at “Media Sound Studios” in Midtown Manhattan, and was produced by Tony Bongiovi and Tommy Ramone. The album’s cover art concept was by John Gillespie, with John Holmstrom and Johnny Ramone work on the illustration. In 2012, “rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Rocket to Russia” at number 106 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Joey Ramone– lead vocals
  • Johnny Ramone– lead guitar
  • Dee Dee Ramone– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Tommy Ramone– drums
  • Ed Stasium– engineer
  • Don Berman – assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Danny Fields– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ramones, except where noted.

  1. Cretin Hop
  2. Rockaway Beach
  3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  4. Locket Love
  5. I Don’t Care
  6. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
  7. We’re a Happy Family
  8. Teenage Lobotomy
  9. Do You Wanna Dance? – Bobby Freeman
  10. I Wanna Be Well
  11. I Can’t Give you Anything
  12. Ramona
  13. Surfin’ Bird – Carl White, Alfred Frazier, John Harris, Turner Wilson
  14. Why Is It Always This Way?

On August 3, 1973.

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

On August 3, 1973, “Tamla” label released “Innervisions”, the sixteen Stevie Wonder studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles; “Media Sound Studios” in New York, and was produced by Stevie Wonder, Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil.

Personnel:
Personnel:

  • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes, harmonica, drums, Moog bass, Hohner clavinet , handclaps
  • Lani Groves – background vocal
  • Tasha Thomas– background vocal
  • Jim Gilstrap– background vocal
  • Malcolm Cecil– upright bass
  • Dean Parks– acoustic guitar
  • David T. Walker– electric guitar
  • Clarence Bell – Hammond organ
  • Ralph Hammer – acoustic guitar
  • Larry “Nastyee” Latimer – congas
  • Scott Edwards – electric bass
  • Yusuf Roahman – shaker
  • Sheila Wilkerson – bongos, Latin gourd
  • Willie Weeks– electric bass
  • Robert Margouleff, Malcolm Cecil – synthesizer programming
  • Efram Wolff – album art

Track listing:

All tracks by Stevie Wonder.

  1. Too High
  2. Visions
  3. Living for the City
  4. Golden Lady
  5. Higher Ground
  6. Jesus Children of America
  7. All in Love Is Fair
  8. Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing
  9. He’s Misstra Know-It-All

 

On September 24, 1971.

Electric warrior

On September 24, 1971, “Fly” label released “Electric Warrior”, the sixth T. Rex studio album. It was recorded March–June 1971 at “Trident Studios” and “Advision Studios” in  London,  “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles and “Media Sound Studios” in New York, and was produced by Tony Visconti. The cover artwork was designed by art design group Hipgnosis, based on a photograph taken by Kieron “Spud” Murphy at concert at the “Albert Hall”, Nottingham on May 14, 1971.

Personnel:

  • Marc Bolan– vocals, guitar
  • Mickey Finn– conga drums, bongos
  • Steve Currie– bass guitar
  • Bill Legend– drums
  • Howard Kaylan– backing vocals
  • Mark Volman– backing vocals
  • Rick Wakeman– keyboards
  • Ian McDonald– saxophone
  • Burt Collins – flugelhorn

All tracks by Marc Bolan.

  1. Mambo Sun
  2. Cosmic Dancer
  3. Jeepster
  4. Monolith
  5. Lean Woman Blues
  6. Get It On
  7. Planet Queen
  8. Girl
  9. The Motivator
  10. Life’s a Gas
  11. Rip Off