On May 29, 1976, “ABC” label released “Rose of Cimarron”, the ninth Poco studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mark Henry Harman, Rusty Young, Paul Cotton, Timothy B. Schmit and George Grantham.
Rusty Young – acoustic and 12-string electric guitars, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, handclaps
Paul Cotton – vocals, electric, acoustic and Spanish guitars, handclaps
Timothy B. Schmit – vocals, bass, Spanish bass, harmonica, handclaps
George Grantham – vocals, drums, timpani, handclaps
In December 1967, “RCA Victor” label released “Pandemonium Shadow Show”, the second Harry Nilsson studio album. It was recorded in 1967, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick Jarrard.
Harry Nilsson – vocal
Dr. John – vocal, piano
Lyle Ritz – bass, ukulele
Mike Deasy – guitar
Milt Holland – drums, percussion
Dick “Knobbs” Bogert – engineer
All tracks by Harry Nilsson, except where noted.
Ten Little Indians
She Sang Hymns Out of Tune – Jesse Lee Kincaid
You Can’t Do That – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Sleep Late, My Lady Friend
She’s Leaving Home – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
There Will Never Be – Perry Botkin Jr., Gil Garfield
Freckles – Cliff Hess, Howard Johnson, Milton Ager
It’s Been So Long
River Deep – Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
In July 1975, “ABC” label released “Head over Heels”, the eighth Poco studio album. It was recorded in 1975 and was produced by Mark Henry Harman, Paul Cotton, Rusty Young, Timothy B. Schmit, and George Grantham.
On March 28, 1974, “Mercury” label released “The Golden Scarab”, the debut Ray Manzarek solo album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Botnick and Bob Brown.
Ray Manzarek – lead vocals, keyboards, piano, organ, synthesizer, kalimba
On January 1, 1961, “Fantasy” label released “West Side Story”, the 27th Cal Tjader album. It was recorded on October 18, 1960, and consists of musical numbers from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” in jazz arrangements.
Cal Tjader- vibraphone
Clare Fischer- piano, celeste, musical director
Lonnie Hewitt – piano
George Roberts- trombone
Red Callender- tuba
Vincent D’Rosa, James Decker, Richard Perissi – French horns
Paul Horn- flute
Gerald Vinci, Marshall Sosson, Herman Clebanoff, Amerigo Merino, Leonard Malarsky, Robert Barene, Jack L. Pepper, Henry Sugar, Alvin Dinkin – violins
Virginia Majewski – viola, VIctor Gottlieb – cello
Carol Gotthoffer – harp
Red Mitchell, Victor Venegas – bass
Shelly Manne, Milt Holland- drums
Mongo Santamaria- conga
Willie Bobo- drums, timbales
All tracks by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, except where noted.
On October 8, 1976, “Nemperor” label released “School Days”, the fourth Stanley Clarke studio album. It was recorded in June 1976, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York Cty, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Stanley Clarke and Ken Scott.
Stanley Clarke – vocals, electric, piccolo and acoustic bass guitar, handbells, acoustic piano, humming, gong, chimes, arranger, ctic andonductor
George Duke– keyboards
Ray Gomez – electric and, rhythm guitar
Icarus Johnson– acoustic and electric guitar
John McLaughlin– acoustic guitar
David Sancious– keyboards, Minimoog, organ, electric guitar
Gerry Brown– drums, handbells
Billy Cobham– drums, Moog 1500
Steve Gadd– drums
Milt Holland– percussion, triangls
Tom Malone, Dave Taylor– trombone
Jon Faddis, Alan Rubin,Lew Soloff – trumpet
Earl Chapin, John Clark, Peter Gordon, Wilmer Wise – horns
Al Aarons, Stewart Blumberg, George Bohanon, Buddy Childers, Robert Findley, Gary Grant, Lew McCreary, Jack Nimitz, William Peterson, Dalton Smith – brass
Marilyn Baker, Thomas Buffum, David Campbell, Rollice Dale, Robert Dubow, Janice Gower, Karen Jones, Dennis Karmazyn, Gordon Marron, Lya Stern, Ron Strauss, Marcia Van Dyke& John Wittenberg – strings
Lynn Dreese Breslin, Bob Defrin – art direction
Ken Scott – engineer, remixing
Jerry Solomon, Ed Thacker, Michael Frondelli – assistant engineer
In January 1972, “Columbia” label released “I’ve Found Someone of My Own”, the only Free Movement album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Michael Omartian, Bill Straw, Joe Porter and Toxey French.
Adrian Jefferson, Cheryl Conley, Claude Jefferson, Godoy Colbert, Jennifer Gates, Josephine Brown – vocals
Ben Benay, Jerry McGhee – guitar
Jerry Scheff, Bobby West – bass
Gene Pello – drums
Milt Holland, Victor Feldman– percussion
Bobbye Hall, King Erison – congas
Bill Straw – executive producer
Michael Omartian– arranger, piano
Toxey French, Jimmie Haskell– arranger
All tracks by Frank F. Robinson except where noted.
I’ve Found Someone of My Own
Land Where I Live – Hilton, William Flemister
Son of the Zulu King – Chick Carlton
If Only You Believe – Brian Potter, Dennis Lambert
Love the One You’re With – Stephen Stills
The Harder I Try (The Bluer I Get)
I Know I Could Love You Better (The Second Time Around) – Bobby Arvon