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In july 1976.

In July 1976, “CBS” label released “Aftertones”, the eight Janis Ian album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Brooks Arthur.

Personnel:

  • Janis Ian – vocals, piano, guitar, arranger, conductor
  • Jeff Layton – guitar
  • Bucky Pizzerella – guitar
  • Al Gorgoni – guitar
  • Larry Harlow – piano
  • Stu Woods – bass
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • Barry Lazarowitz – drums, percussion
  • Arthur Jenkins – congas
  • Artie Kaplan – bass clarinet, contractor
  • George Young – tenor saxophone
  • Artie Kaplan – baritone saxophone
  • Larry Spencer, Pete Nater, Bobby Fortunato, Ernie Royal, Joe Shepley – trumpet
  • Wayne Andre, Lewis Kahn, Tom Malone, Mickey Gravine – trombone
  • Gonzalo Fernandez – flute
  • Phil Bodner – oboe, alto flute, English horn 
  • Romeo Pengue – oboe, flute, English horn, piccolo flute
  • Bruce Rogers, Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Kermit Moore, Max Hollander – cello
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Ezra Kliger – violin
  • Manny Vardi – viola
  • David Sackson, Manni Vardi, Eugenie Dengel, George Browne, Selward Clarke – viola
  • Phoebe Snow – solo vocal
  • Brooks Arthur, Claire Bay, Odetta, V. Martin Fink – vocals
  • Claire Bay – 2nd vocals
  • Larry Harlow – arranger
  • Mike Gibson – arranger, conductor
  • Jerry Ragavoy – arranger, conductor
  • Ron Frangipane – arranger, conductor
  • Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • David L’Heureux – design
  • Peter Cunningham – photography
  • Herb Gart – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Janis Ian.

  1. Aftertones
  2. I Would Like to Dance
  3. Love Is Blind
  4. Roses
  5. Belle of the Blues
  6. Goodbye to Morning
  7. Boy, I really Tied One on
  8. This Must be Wrong
  9. Don’t Cry, Old Man
  10. Hymn

On April 2, 1975.

On April 2, 1975, “Atlantic” label released the self – titled, second Manhattan Transfer studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Ahmet Ertegün and Tim Hauser.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hauser– vocals, vocal arrangements, arrangements
  • Laurel Massé– vocals, vocal arrangements, tambourine
  • Alan Paul– vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Janis Siegel– vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Michael Brecker– tenor sax solo
  • Mike Rod – tenor sax solo
  • Zoot Sims– tenor sax solo
  • Don Grolnick– piano, electric piano, clavinet
  • Richard Tee– organ, electric piano
  • Murray Weinstock – organ
  • Jerry Friedman – guitar
  • Ira Newborn– guitar, musical director, conductor, arrangements
  • Andy Muson – bass guitar
  • Roy Markowitz – drums
  • Daniel Ben Zebulon – congas
  • Phil Bodner, Wally Kane, Seldon Powell – clarinet
  • Phil Bodner, Jerry Dodgion, George Dorsey, Harvey Estrin, David Sanborn, George Young – alto saxophone
  • Lew Del Gatto, Wally Kane – baritone saxophone
  • Michael Brecker, Seldon Powell, Mike Rod, Frank Vicari – tenor saxophone
  • Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown, Paul Favlise, Mickey Gravine, Quentin Jackson, Alan Raph – trombone
  • Randy Brecker, Mel Davis, Jon Faddis, Marky Markowitz, Bob McCoy, Alan Rubin, Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Lew Hahn – recording and remix engineer
  • Geoffrey Haslsmm Gene Paul – engineers

Track listing:

  1. Tuxedo Junction – Erskine Hawkins, William Johnson, Buddy Feyne, Julian Dash
  2. Sweet Talking Guy – Doug Morris, Elliot Greenberg
  3. Operator – William Spivery- (derived from “Operator, Operator” by Sister Wynona Carr)
  4. Candy – Mack David, Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer
  5. Gloria – Esther Navarro
  6. Clap Your Hands – Ira Newborn, The Manhattan Transfer
  7. That Cat Is High – M. Williams
  8. You Can Depend on Me – Earl Hines, Charles Carpenter
  9. Blue Champagne – Frank Ryerson, Grady Watts, Jimmy Eaton
  10. Java Jive – Milton Drake, Ben Oakland
  11. Occapella – Allen Toussaint
  12. Heart’s Desire – Hugh X. Lewis, George Cox, James Dozier, Ralph Ingram, Bernard Purdie

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “Columbia” label released “Between the Lines” the seventh Janis Ian studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “914 Sound Studios” in Blauvelt, New York, and was produced by Brooks Arthur.

Personnel:

  • Al Gorgoni, Janis Ian, Sal DiTroia, Dave Snider, Dickie Frank – guitar
  • Don Payne, Richard Davis, George Duvivier – bass
  • Barry Lazarowitz – drums, percussion
  • Larry Alexander – percussion
  • Kenny Kosek, Russell George – fiddle
  • Violins: Arianna Bronne, Lewis Cley, Peter Dimitriades, Marie Hence, Max Hollander, Kathryn Kienke, Ezra Kliger, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, David Sackson, Julius Schachter, Ora Shiran, Harry Urbont, Masako Yanagita
  • Violas: Seymour Berman, George Brown, Eugenie Dengel, Patty Kopec, Richard Maximoff, David Sackson, Emanuel Vardi
  • Celli: Seymour Barab, Gloria Lanzarone, Beverly Lauridsen, Jesse Levy, Charles McCracken, George Ricci
  • Trumpets: Ray Crisara, Burt Collins, Jimmy Sedlar, Joe Shepley
  • Trombones: Eddie Bert, Mickey Gravine, Alan Raph, Bill Watrous
  • French Horn: Jim Buffington
  • Flutes: Romeo Penque, Phil Bodner
  • Flugelhorn: Burt Collins
  • Tenor saxophone: Joe Grimm, Seldon Powell
  • String and horn arrangements: Ron Frangipane
  • Orchestral Contractor: Artie Kaplan
  • Engineered by Brooks Arthur, Larry Alexander, Russ Payne
  • Art Direction and Design: John Berg, Paul Perlow
  • Photography: Peter Cunningham
  • Production Coordinator: Herb Gart

Track listing:

All tracks by Janis Ian.

  1. When the Party’s Over
  2. At Seventeen
  3. From Me to You
  4. Bright Lights and Promises
  5. In the Winter
  6. Water Colors
  7. Between the Lines
  8. The Come On
  9. Light a Light
  10. Tea and Sympathy
  11. Lover’s Lullaby