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In February 1977.

In February 1977, “RSO” label released “Two Sides to Every Story”, the sixth Gene Clark album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Fidelity Recording Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Jerry McGee – guitar
  • Al Perkins – guitar
  • Jeff Baxter – guitar
  • Doug Dillard – banjo
  • Byron Berline – fiddle
  • Jim Fielder – bass
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • John Hartford – backing vocals
  • Emmylou Harris – backing vocals
  • Steven Soles – backing vocals
  • Thomas Jefferson Kaye – backing vocals
  • Daniel Moore – backing vocals
  • Matthew Moore – backing vocals
  • Pepper Watkins – backing vocals
  • Joel Soifer – engineer
  • Ed Caraeff – art direction, photography
  • David Larkham – design
  • Gary Legon – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. Home Run King
  2. Lonely Saturday
  3. In the Pines – traditional, arranged by Gene Clark
  4. Kansas City Southern
  5. Give My Love to Marie – James Talley
  6. Sister Moon
  7. Marylou – Obie Jessie, Sam Ling
  8. Hear the Wind
  9. Past Addresses
  10. Silent Crusade

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Monument Records” label released “Jesus Was a Capricorn”, the fourth Kris Kristofferson album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” and “Monument Recording Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Fred Foster.

Personnel:

  • Kris Kristofferson – vocals, guitar
  • Rita Coolidge – backing vocals
  • Chip Young, Dennis Linde, Fred Carter Jr., Grady Martin, Jerry Shook, Jimmy Colvard, John Buck Wilkin, Johnny Christopher, Mac Gayden, Stephen Bruton – guitar
  • “Uncle Josh” Graves – slide dobro
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood, David Briggs, John Harris, Mike Utley – piano, electric piano, organ
  • Brenton Banks, Byron Bach, Carl Gorodetzky, David Darling, George Binkley, Lillian Hunt, Sheldon Kurland, Steven Smith – strings
  • Bill Justis – string arrangements
  • Norbert Putnam, Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar
  • Andrew Newmark, Kenny Buttrey – drums
  • Alan Rush, Benny Whitehead, Billy Swan, Larry Gatlin, Randy Cullers, The Bergenaires, The Joint Venture, The Jordanaires – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Kris Kristofferson except where noted.

  1. Jesus Was a Capricorn (Owed to John Prine)
  2. Nobody Wins
  3. It Sure Was (Love)
  4. Enough for You
  5. Help Me – Larry Gatlin
  6. Jesse Younger
  7. Give It Time to Be Tender – Kris Kristofferson, Donnie Fritts
  8. Out of Mind, Out of Sight – Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Bruton
  9. Sugar Man
  10. Why Me

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “A&M” label released “The Lady’s Not for Sale”, the third Rita Coolidge studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Wally Heider Studios” and “Sunset Sound “ in Los Angeles   and was produced by David Anderle.

Personnel:

  • Rita Coolidge – vocals
  • Marc Benno – guitar
  • Al Kooper – lead guitar
  • John Sebastian – harmonica
  • Jerry McGee – acoustic guitar
  • Bernie Leadon – guitar
  • Al Perkins Jr. – pedal steel and National slide guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Booker T. Jones – flute, background vocals
  • Carl Radle – bass
  • Lee Sklar – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums, percussion

The Dixie Flyers

  • Charlie Freeman – guitar
  • Marc Benno – guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar
  • Al Perkins Jr. – pedal steel guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Tommy McClure – bass
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Marc Benno – arrangements                                                                                
  • Kris Kristofferson – backing vocals, arrangement
  • Priscilla Jones, Donna Weiss, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Maxine Willard – backing vocals
  • Glyn Johns, John Haeny, Richie Moore – recording engineer
  • David Anderle – mixing
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Chuck Beeson – design
  • Bob Jenkins – front and back cover photography

Track listing:

  1. My Crew – Priscilla Jones, Booker T. Jones
  2. Fever – Johnny Davenport, Eddie Cooley
  3. Bird on a Wire – Leonard Cohen
  4. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Bob Dylan
  5. A Woman Left Lonely – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  6. Whiskey Whiskey – Tom Ghent
  7. Everybody Loves a Winner – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  8. Donut Man – Marc Benno, Irvin Benno
  9. Inside of Me – Marc Benno, Irvin Benno, Mike Utley
  10. The Lady’s Not for Sale – Kris Kristofferson, Carol Pugh

IN August 1981.

In August 1981, “Fool Moon” and “Epic” labels released “The Innocent Age”, the seventh Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Northstar Studios” in Boulder, CO, “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, CO, “Rudy Records” and “Wally Heider Studios” in Hollywood, “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, “Record Plant” in Sausalito, CA,  and was produced by Dan Fogelberg and Marty Lewis.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, tambourine, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, bass, sitar, percussion, bells, arranger, photography
  • Al Perkins – pedal steel guitars
  • Marty Lewis – tambourine
  • Mike Utley – piano
  • Joni Mitchell – vocals
  • Emmylou Harris – vocals
  • Heart Of Darkness Chorale – vocals
  • Richie Furay – harmony vocals
  • Mike Brewer – harmony vocals
  • Kenny Passarelli – bass
  • Norbert Putnam – basss
  • Jimmie Fadden – harmonica
  • Don Alias – African drums, Quido, congas, shaker, cowbell
  • Russ Kinkel – drums, percussion, cymbal
  • Motor City Marty – percussion
  • Joe Lala – congas, cymbal
  • Michael Brecker – soprano and tenor saxophone
  • Tom Scott – tenor saxophone
  • Jerry Hey – piccolo flute, trumpet 
  • David Duke – French horn
  • The UCLA Band – orchestra
  • Sid Sharp – violin
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Glen Spreen – brass arrangements
  • Lawrence Fogelberg – arrangements
  • Marty Lewis – engineer, mixing
  • Kosh – design
  • Andy Katz – photography
  • David Awells – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Fogelberg, except where noted.

  1. Nexus
  2. The Innocent Age
  3. The Sand and the Foam
  4. In the Passage
  5. Lost in the Sun
  6. Run for the Roses
  7. Leader of the Band
  8. Same Old Lang Syne
  9. Stolen Moments
  10. The Lion’s Share
  11. Only the Heart May Know
  12. The Reach
  13. Aireshire Lament
  14. Times Like These
  15. Hard to Say
  16. Empty Cages – Dan Fogelberg, Russ Kinkel, Norbert Putham, Michael Utley
  17. Ghost

On June 4, 1973.

On June 4, 1973, “Dunhill” label released “A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean”, the third Jimmy Buffett studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Glaser Sound” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Don Gant.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Buffett – lead vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar
  • Steve Goodman – acoustic lead guitar
  • Reggie Young – electric lead guitar
  • Doyle Grisham – pedal Steel guitar
  • Mike Utley – piano
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor – harmonica
  • Shane Keister – Moog synthesizer
  • Vassar Clements – fiddle
  • Ed “Lump” Williams – bass guitar
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Phil Royster – congas
  • Johnny Gimble – fiddle
  • Ferrell Morris – percussion
  • Marvin Gardens – maracas, beer cans
  • Sand Key Chorale (Jimmy Buffett, Don Gant, Buzz Cason) – background voices
  • The Buffets; Carol Montgomery, Diane Harris – background voices

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Buffett, except where noted.

  1. The Great Filling Station Holdup
  2. Railroad Lady – Jimmy Buffett, Jerry Jeff Walker
  3. He Went to Paris
  4. Grapefruit—Juicy Fruit
  5. Cuban Crime of Passion – Jimmy Buffett, Tom Corcoran
  6. Why Don’t We Get Drunk – Marvin Gardens
  7. Peanut Butter Conspiracy
  8. They Don’t Dance Like Carmen No More
  9. I Have Found Me a Home
  10. My Lovely Lady
  11. Death of an Unpopular Poet

In November 1979.

In November 1979, “Full Moon” and “Epic” labels released “Phoenix”, the sixth Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded November 1978 – October 1979, at “Northstar Studios” in Boulder; “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” in Nashville; “Bayshore Recording Studios” in Coconut Grove, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and “Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg, Marty Lewisand and Norbert Putnam.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, percussion, Prophet 5, electricand acoustic pianos, bass guitar, orchestral arrangements, cover art
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey– percussion
  • Paul Harris– acoustic piano
  • Jerry Hey– flugelhorn
  • Russ Kunkel– drums, congas
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Marty Lewis – tambourine
  • Jody Linscott– conductor, congas
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Norbert Putnam– bass guitar
  • Tom Scott– saxophone, lyricon
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Glen Spreen – orchestral arrangements
  • Mike Utley– organ
  • Jeff Guercio, Marty Lewis – engineer
  • Joe Walsh – music consultant
  • Design: Kosh – art direction
  • Andy Katz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Daniel Fogelberg.

  1. Tullamore Dew
  2. Phoenix
  3. Gypsy Wind
  4. The Last to Know
  5. Face the Fire
  6. Wishing on the Moon
  7. Heart Hotels
  8. Longer
  9. Beggar’s Game
  10. Along the Road

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “A&M” label released “It’s Only Love”, the fifth Rita Coolidge studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sunset Sound Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Anderle.

Personnel:

  • Rita Coolidge – vocals
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Jerry McGee, Dean Parks, Fred Tackett – guitars
  • Lee Sklar – bass
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Bobbye Hall – percussion
  • Al Perkins, Jr – pedal steel guitar
  • Booker T. Jones – organ
  • Barbara Carroll – piano
  • Chuck Domanico – bass
  • Colin Bailey – drums
  • Venetta Fields, Clyde King, Sherlie Matthews, Brooks Hunniutt, Jennifer Warnes, Petsye Powell – singers
  • David Campbell – Orchestral Arrangements
  • Jim Horn – horn arrangements
  • John Haeny, Kent Nebergall – recording engineers
  • Marty Lewis – re-mix engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Junie Osaki – design
  • Bob Jenkins – photography

Track listing:

  1. Born To Love Me – Bob Morrison
  2. I Wanted It All – Jackie De Shannon, John Bettis
  3. Keep The Candle Burning – Bennie Gallagher, Graham Lyle
  4. Don’t Let Love Pass You By – Donnie Fritts, Eddie Hinton
  5. It’s Only Love – Bob Morrison
  6. Star – Donna Weiss
  7. Late Again – Kris Kristofferson
  8. My Rock and Roll Man – Troy Seals, Mentor Williams, Eddie Setser
  9. Mean to Me – Roy Turk, Fred Ahlert
  10. Am I Blue – Grant Clarke, Harry Akst

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Asylum” label released “For Everyman”, the second Jackson Browne studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” and “Studio One” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jackson Browne. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number at 457 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – vocals, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, piano
  • David Lindley– acoustic guitar, electric fiddle, electric guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • Rockaday Johnnie (Elton John) – piano
  • Joni Mitchell– electric piano
  • David Paich– piano
  • Bill Payne– piano
  • Craig Doerge– piano
  • Spooner Oldham– organ
  • Mike Utley– organ
  • Wilton Felder– bass guitar
  • Doug Haywood – bass, harmony vocals
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Gary Mallaber– drums
  • Mickey McGee– drums
  • David Crosby– harmony vocals
  • Glenn Frey– harmony vocals
  • Don Henley– harmony vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt– harmony vocals
  • John Haeny– engineer
  • Al Schmitt– engineer, mixing
  • Kent Nebergall, Rick Tarantini – engineer assistant
  • Greg Ladanyi– mastering
  • Anthony Hudson – art direction, design
  • Alan F. Blumenthal – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted:

  1. Take It Easy – Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey
  2. Our Lady of the Well
  3. Colors of the Sun
  4. I Thought I Was a Child
  5. These Days
  6. Redneck Friend
  7. The Times You’ve Come
  8. Ready or Not
  9. Sing My Songs to Me
  10. For Everyman

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “A&M” label released “White Light”, the second Gene Clark solo album. It was recorded in 1971, at “A&M Studios” and “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jesse Ed Davis.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jesse Ed Davis– electric guitar
  • Chris Ethridge– bass
  • Gary Mallaber– drums
  • Mike Utley– organ
  • Ben Sidran– piano
  • Joe Zagarino – engineer
  • Baker Bigsby – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. The Virgin
  2. With Tomorrow – Gene Clark, Jesse Ed Davis
  3. White Light
  4. Because of You
  5. One in a Hundred
  6. For a Spanish Guitar
  7. Where My Love Lies Asleep
  8. Tears of Rage – Bob Dylan, Richard Manuel
  9. 1975