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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

 

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In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Atlantic” label released “AWB”, the second Average White Band studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York City and “Cand Criteria Sound Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Alan Gorrie– lead and co-lead vocals, background vocals, bass, guitar
  • Hamish Stuart– lead and background vocals, guitar, bass
  • Roger Ball– keyboards, alto and baritone saxophones, horns arrangements
  • Molly Duncan– tenor saxophone
  • Onnie McIntyre – background vocals, guitar
  • Robbie McIntosh– drums, percussion
  • Ralph MacDonald– congas, percussion
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker, Marvin Stamm, Mel Davis – trumpet
  • Glenn Ferris– trombone
  • Ken Bichel– mellotron
  • Gene Paul- mixing, engineering
  • Lewis Hahn, Karl Richardson, Steve Klein, Ron Albert, Howard Albert, Jimmy Douglass, Bobby Warner – engineering
  • Dennis King – masteringengineer
  • Arif Mardin– mixing
  • Alan Pariser – direction
  • Alan Gorrie – logo concept
  • Tim Bruckner – front cover drawing
  • Barry Feinstein- design, photography

Track listing:

  1. You Got It – Roger Ball, Hamish Stuart, Alan Gorrie
  2. Got the Love – Hamish Stuart, Roger Ball, Robbie McIntosh
  3. Pick Up the Pieces – Alan Gorrie, Hamish Stuart, Roger Ball, Molly Duncan, Onnie McIntyre, Robbie McIntosh, Ralph MacDonald
  4. Person to Person – Alan Gorrie, Hamish Stuart, Roger Ball, Molly Duncan, Onnie McIntyre, Robbie McIntosh, Ralph MacDonald
  5. Work to Do – O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
  6. Nothing You Can Do – Alan Gorrie, Hamish Stuart, Roger Ball
  7. Just Wanna Love You Tonight – Roger Ball, Alan Gorrie
  8. Keepin’ It to Myself – Alan Gorrie
  9. I Just Can’t Give You Up – Hamish Stuart
  10. There’s Always Someone Waiting – Alan Gorrie

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Columbia” label released “No Sweat”, the sixth Blood, Sweat & Tears studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City and “Trident Studios”in London, and was produced by Steve Tyrell.

  • Personnel:
    Jerry Fisher – vocals
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba, bass trombone, baritone horn, background vocals
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Fielder- bass, background vocals
  • Lou Marini- woodwinds
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet
  • Tom Malone– trumpet, ARP, 12-String fiddle
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar, background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Paul Buckmaster– synthesizer, ARP, horn arrangements, string arrangements, string conductor
  • David Hentschel– synthesizer, ARP
  • Steve Katz– guitar
  • Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn
  • Jimmy Maelen, Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Joshie Armstead, Valerie Simpson, Maretha Stewart – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Roller Coaster – Mark James
  2. Save Our Ship – Georg Wadenius, Cynthia Weil
  3. Django (An Excerpt) – John Lewis
  4. Rosemary – Randy Newman
  5. Song for John – Lou Marini
  6. Almost Sorry – Jeff Kent, Doug Lubahn
  7. Back Up Against the Wall – Buddy Buie, James Cobb
  8. Hip Pickles – Lou Marini
  9. My Old Lady – Georg Wadenius, Cynthia Weil
  10. Empty Pages – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  11. Mary Miles – Michael Rabon
  12. Inner Crisis – Larry Willis

 

On August 17, 2009.

On August 17, 2009, “Evil Office” label released “No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away”, the fifth Mew studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Brooklyn Recording”, “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “Evil Office” in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was produced by Rich Costey, Jonas Bjerre, Silas Utke Graae Jørgensen and Bo Madsen.

Personnel:

  • Jonas Bjerre– electric guitars, synthesizers, harmonium, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Bo Madsen – electric guitars, acoustic guitar
  • Silas Graae – drums, percussion, African percussion, drum programming
  • Steve Coleman– alto saxophone
  • Sellasi Dewornu – African percussion
  • Marthisa Friis-Hansen – percussion, Kalimba, marimba
  • Mari Helgerlikova – additional vocals
  • Bastian Juel – bass
  • Nico Muhly– string, piano, piccolo, flute arrangements
  • Damon Tutunjian – bass
  • Nick Watts – additional keyboards
  • Choir
    • Anne Berggren
    • Anni Mogensen
    • Nanna Larsch
    • Lianna Quarshie
  • Children’s choir
    • Mia-Marie Olesen
    • Maria Bruun
    • Fannie Klint
    • Solveig Honore
    • Mathilde Lerentzen
    • Emily Piercy
    • Roselil Hansen
    • Fritjof Nørretranders
    • Sally Risell
    • Vera Kwederis
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering
  • Ari Marcopoulos- photography
  • Vlado Meller- mastering
  • M/M Paris- album cover, design
  • Charlie Stavish – engineering, mixing
  • Mark Santangelo – recording assistant
  • Alan Mintz, Will Botwin- management
  • Noah Goldstein, Ben Liscio – mixing

Track listing:

  1. New Terrain
  2. Introducing Palace Players
  3. Beach
  4. Repeaterbeater
  5. Intermezzo 1
  6. Silas the Magic Car
  7. Cartoons and Macramé Wounds
  8. Hawaii Dream
  9. Hawaii
  10. Vaccine
  11. Tricks of the Trade
  12. Intermezzo 2
  13. Sometimes Life Isn’t Easy
  14. Reprise
  15. Nervous

 

In August 1972.

In August 1972, “Flying Dutchman” label released “Free Will”, the second Gil Scott-Heron studio album. It was recorded in March 1972, at “RCA Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Gil Scott-Heron– vocals
  • Horace Ott– conductor, arranger
  • Brian Jackson– acoustic and electric pianos, vocals, flute, bells
  • Gerald Jemmott– bass
  • Pretty Purdie– drums
  • Eddie Knowles, Charles Saunders – percussion
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • Hubert Laws– flute, piccolo
  • Bob Simpson – mixing
  • Charles Stewart – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Free Will – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson
  2. The Middle of Your Day – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson
  3. The Get Out of the Ghetto Blues – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson
  4. Speed Kills – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson
  5. Did You Hear What They Said? – Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson
  6. The King Alfred Plan – Gil Scott-Heron
  7. No Knock – Gil Scott-Heron
  8. Wiggy – Gil Scott-Heron
  9. Ain’t No New Thing – Gil Scott-Heron
  10. Billy Green Is Dead – Gil Scott-Heron
  11. Sex Education: Ghetto Style – Gil Scott-Heron
  12. … And Then He Wrote Meditations – Gil Scott-Heron

In August 1972.

In August 1972, “Polydor” label released the self-titled, second Roy Buchanan album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Record Plant East” in New York City, and was produced by Peter K. Siegel.

Personnel:

  • Roy Buchanan – guitar, vocals
  • Chuck Tilley– vocals
  • Teddy Irwin – rhythm guitar
  • Pete Van Allen – bass
  • Dick Heintze – keyboards
  • Ned Davis – drums
  • Shelly Yakus- engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Buchanan except where noted.

  1. Sweet Dreams -Don Gibson
  2. I am a Lonesome Fugitive – Casey Anderson, Liz Anderson
  3. Cajun
  4. John’s Blues
  5. Haunted House – Bob Geddins
  6. Pete’s Blues
  7. The Messiah Will Come Again
  8. Hey Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams

 

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Polydor” label released “Van Ronk”, the tenth Dave Van Ronk album. It was recorded December 1970 – May 1971, at “Sound Exchange Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Dave Woods.

Personnel:

  • Dave Van Ronk – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Dave Woods – arrangements
  • Engineered by Steve Katz
  • Cover Art by Anne Friedman
  • Morale by Joanne Grace
  • Spiritual – John Jameson

Track listing:

  1. Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen
  2. Fox’s Minstrel Show – Michael Small
  3. Port of Amsterdam – Jacques Brel, Eric Blau, Mort Shuman
  4. Fat Old John – Peter Stampfel
  5. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  6. Random Canyon – Peter Stampfel
  7. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Randy Newman
  8. Gaslight Rag -Dave Van Ronk
  9. Honey Hair – Dave Van Ronk
  10. Legend of the Dead Soldier – Bertolt Brecht, Eric Bentley
  11. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen