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On July 11, 1975.

On July 11, 1975, “Threshold” and “Decca” labels released “From Mighty Oaks” the debut Ray Thomas album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by Ray Thomas and Derek Varnals.

Personnel:

  •  Ray Thomas – lead and backing vocals, flute, bass flute, harmonica
  • Richard Hewson– orchestral arranger, conductor
  • J. Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Nicky James – backing vocals, percussion
  • John Jones – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Trevor Jones – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Moran– keyboards
  • Dave Potts – drums, percussion
  • Mike Silver– acoustic guitar, backing vocal
  • Derek Varnals – recording engineer
  • Dave Baker – 2nd engineer
  • Phil Travers – illustration, design
  • Graham Hughes – photography
  • Mike Pulland – photography

Track listing:

  1. From Mighty Oaks – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  2. Hey Mama Life – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  3. Play It Again – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  4. Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues – Nicky James
  5. High Above My Head – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  6. Love Is the Key – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  7. You Make Me Feel Alright – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  8. Adam and I – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  9. I Wish We Could Fly – Ray Thomas

 

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On June 3, 1976.

On June 3, 1976, “Threshold” label released “Hopes, Wishes and Dreams”, the second Ray Thomas studio album. It was recorded February – April 1976 at “Threshold Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Thomas and Derek Varnals.

Personnel:

  • Ray Thomas – lead and backing vocals, flute, bass flute, harmonica
  • Nicky James – backing vocals
  • John Jones – acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Trevor Jones – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Moran– keyboards
  • Graham Deakin– drums, percussion
  • Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Helen Chappelle – backing vocals
  • Terry James – orchestral arrangements
  • Derek Varnals – associate producer, recording engineer
  • Dave Baker – recording engineer
  • Phil Travers – illustration, design
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography

Track listing:

  1. In Your Song – Nicky James
  2. Friends – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  3. We Need Love – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  4. Within Your Eyes – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  5. One Night Stand – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  6. Keep On Searching – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  7. Didn’t I – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  8. Migration – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  9. Carousel – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  10. The Last Dream – Ray Thomas

 

In January 1967.

In January 1967, “RCA Victor” label released the self-titled, debut Youngbloods  album. It was recorded in 1966, at “RCA Victor’s Studio B” in New York City, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi.

Personnel:

  • Jesse Colin Young– lead vocals, bass, rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Corbitt– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Lowell “Banana” Levinger – lead guitar, electric piano
  • Joe Bauer – drums, percussion
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Bob Cullen – recording supervision
  • Mike Moran – engineer
  • Mickey Crofford – engineer
  • Ray Hall – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Grizzly Bear – Jerry Corbitt
  2. All Over the World (La-La) – Jerry Corbitt
  3. Statesboro Blues – Blind Willie McTell
  4. Get Together – Chet Powers
  5. One Note Man – Paul Arnoldi
  6. The Other Side of This Life – Fred Neil
  7. Tears Are Falling – Jesse Colin Young
  8. Four in the Morning – George Remailly
  9. Foolin’ Around (The Waltz) – Jesse Colin Young
  10. Ain’t That Lovin’ You – Jimmy Reed
  11. C. Rider – Mississippi John Hurt

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “RCA” label released “The Visitor”, album by Mick Fleetwood. It was recorded January – February 1981, at “Ghana Film Industries, Inc. Studio” in
Accra, Ghanabetween, and was produced by Richard Dashut and Mick Fleetwood.

Personnel:

  • Mick Fleetwood– drums, percussion; water gong
  • George Hawkins – vocals, bass guitar, piano, organ; guitar
  • Todd Sharp – lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Lord Tiki – hand drums
  • Ebaali Gbiko – hand drums, backing vocals
  • Accra Roman Catholic Choir – backing vocals
  • Superbrains – percussion
  • Adjo Group – vocals, percussion
  • The Ghana Folkloric Group – vocals, percussion
  • Peter Green– lead and theme guitar, vocals
  • George Harrison– slide guitar, 12-string guitar and backing vocals
  • Ian Bairnson– lead guitar , rhythm guitar
  • Richard Dashut– additional percussion
  • Sara Fleetwood – backing vocals
  • Mike Moran– Prophet 5 synthesizer
  • Andrew Powell– string arrangement
  • Executive producer – Mickey Shapiro
  • Engineered by Bill Doudelman, Randy Ezratty, and Richard Dashut

Track listing:

  1. Rattlesnake Shake – Peter Green
  2. You Weren’t in Love – Bill Field
  3. O’ Niamali – Nii Amartey
  4. Super Brains – B. Crentsil
  5. Don’t Be Sorry, Just Be Happy – Todd Sharp
  6. Walk a Thin Line – Lindsey Buckingham
  7. Not Fade Away – Charles Hardin, Norman Petty
  8. Cassiopeia Surrender – George Hawkins
  9. The Visitor – K. Ganjo
  10. Amelle (Come on Show Me Your Heart) – Nii Amartey

In July 1976.

In July 1976, “Polydor” label released “Child in Time”, the debut Ian Gillan Band album. It was recorded December 1975 – January 1976, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Roger Glover.

Personnel:

  • Ian Gillan– vocals, harmonica
  • Ray Fenwick– guitars, slide guitar, vocals
  • John Gustafson– bass guitar, vocals
  • Mark Nauseef– drums, percussion
  • Mike Moran– Fender Rhodes, Hohner Clavinet, Hammond organ, ARP 2600, piano, ARP string ensemble
  • Roger Glover– synthesizer (ARP 2600), kalimba, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Lay Me Down – Ian Gillan, Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, John Gustafson
  2. You Make Me Feel So Good – Ian Gillan, Mike Moran, Dave Wintour, Bernie Holland, Andy Steele
  3. Shame – Ian Gillan, Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, John Gustafson
  4. My Baby Loves Me – Ian Gillan, Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, Roger Glover
  5. Down the Road – Ian Gillan, Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, John Gustafson, Roger Glover
  6. Child in Time – Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice
  7. Let It Slide – Ian Gillan, Ray Fenwick, Mark Nauseef, John Gustafson, Mike Moran

 

In April 1986.

In April 1986, “Capitol” label released “Cocker”, the tenth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Richie Zito, Terry Manning, Ron Nevison, Albert Hammond and Diane Warren and Bernard Edwards. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, and Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon, Richie Zito, Eddie Martinez, Cliff Goodwin, Dann Huff – guitars
  • Vito San Filippo, Bernard Edwards, Randy Jackson, Arthur Barrow, Mike Moran – bass
  • Mike Moran, Arthur Barrow, Jeff Lorber, Larry Marshall, Jeff Bova, Michael Boddicker, Howard Hersh – keyboards
  • Michael Baird, Anton Fig, Eric Parker – drums
  • Mel Collins, Andrew Love – saxophone
  • Dick Hyde, Steve Madaio, Joel Peskin – horns
  • Albert Hammond, Diane Warren, Curtis King, Maxine Green, Julia Tillman Waters, Leslie Smith, Joe Turano, Elesecia Wright, Maxine Waters – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Shelter Me – Nick DiStefano
  2. A to Z – Tom Kimmel
  3. Don’t You Love Me Anymore – Albert Hammond, Diane Warren
  4. Living Without Your Love – Michael Bolton, Doug James
  5. Don’t Drink The Water – Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson
  6. You Can Leave Your Hat On – Randy Newman
  7. Heart of the Matter – Ronald Miller, Billy Aerts
  8. Inner City Blues – Marvin Gaye, James Nyx Jr.
  9. Love Is on a Fade – Stephen Allen Davis, Dennis Morgan
  10. Heaven -Terry Manning

 

On January 8, 1975.

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On January 8, 1975, “RCA” label released “Promised Land”, the twenty first Elvis Presley album. It was recorded in December 1973, at “Stax Records” studios in Memphis and  was produced by Felton Jarvis.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley- vocals, guitar
  • David Briggs- piano, organ
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Doug Bartenfeld – guitar
  • Jeannie Green – backing vocals
  • Per Erik Hallin – piano, organ
  • Mary and Ginger Holladay – backing vocals
  • Susan Pilkington – backing vocals
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Ronnie Tutt- drums
  • Voice (Donnie Sumner; Sherrill Nielsen; Tim Baty; Per Eric “Pete” Hallin) – backing vocals
  • JD Sumner& The Stamps (Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; David Rowland) – backing vocals
  • Kathy Westmoreland- backing vocals
  • Per Eric “Pete” Hallin – clavinet
  • Mike Moran, Dick Baxter – engineers

Track listing:

  1. Promised Land – Chuck Berry
  2. There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (Who’ll Take Me Back In) – Troy Seals, Denny Rice
  3. Help me – Larry Gatlin
  4. Songman – Donnie Sumner
  5. Love Song of the Year – Chris Christian
  6. It’s Midnight – Billy Edd Wheeler,Jerry Chesnut
  7. Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming – Rory Bourke
  8. If You Talk in Your Sleep – Red West, Johnny Christopher
  9. Thinking About You – Tim Baty
  10. You Asked Me To – Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver