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In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Epic” label released “7-Tease”, the 14th Donovan studio album. It was recorded September – October 1974, and was produced by Norbert Putnam, Donovan Leitch and Mark Radice.


  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, harmonica
  • Reggie Young – electric guitar
  • Teddy Erwin – electric guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – rhythm guitar
  • David Briggs – keyboards, string arrangement
  • Norbert Putnam – bass guitar
  • Red Callender – bass guitar
  • Kenneth Buttrey – drums, percussion
  • Mike Melvoin – keyboards
  • Earl Palmer – drums, percussion
  • Ben Cauley, Charlie Rose, Harrison Calloway, Harvey Thompson, Ronnie Eades, Bill Puett, George Tidwell, George Bohanon, Johnny Rotella, Tony Terran – horns
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie, Byron Warner, Florence Warner, Ginger Holladay, Lea Jane Berinati, Mary Holladay – background vocals
  • Sheldon Kurland – concertmaster

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Rock and Roll Souljer
  2. Your Broken Heart
  3. Salvation Stomp
  4. The Ordinary Family
  5. Ride-a-Mile
  6. Sadness
  7. Moon Rok
  8. Love of My Life
  9. The Voice of Protest
  10. How Silly
  11. The Greatest Song of the Sky
  12. The Quest

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.


  • 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 July 1971.

In July 1971, “Monument” label released “The Silver Tongued Devil and I”, the second Kris Kristofferson studio album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by Fred Foster.


  • Kris Kristofferson – vocals, guitar
  • The Lady (Joan Baez) – vocal
  • Jerry Kennedy, Jerry Shook, Chris Gantry– guitar
  • Norbert Putnam, Bobby Dyson, Billy Swan– bass
  • Jerry Carrigan– drums
  • David Briggs, Donnie Fritts– keyboards
  • Norman Blake– dobro
  • Charlie McCoy– harmonica, vibes, trumpet
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Billy Swan, Donnie Fritts, Rita Coolidge– vocals
  • Bergen White – arrangements
  • Gene Eichelberger – engineer
  • Tommy Strong – engineer
  • Mort Thomasson – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kris Kristofferson, except where noted.

  1. The Silver Tongued Devil and I
  2. Jody and the Kid
  3. Billy Dee
  4. Good Christian Soldier – Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare
  5. Breakdown (A Long Way Home)
  6. Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
  7. The Taker – Kris Kristofferson, Shel Siverstein
  8. When I Loved Her
  9. The Pilgrim, Chapter 33
  10. Epitaph (Black and Blue) – Kris Kristofferson, Donnie Fritts

On May 22, 1984.

On May 22, 1984, “Full Moon” label released “Windows and Walls”, the eighth Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg and Marty Lewis.


  • Dan Fogelberg – lead and backing vocals, synthesizer; electric, acoustic, and rhythm guitars; bass guitar; percussion; electricand acoustic pianos, tambourine, string arrangements
  • Gary Burden – pedal steel
  • Katharine Burden – violin, cello
  • Dave Falkenberry – lap steel, dobro
  • Charlie Fernandez – acoustic bass
  • Max Gronenthal – background vocals
  • Michael Hanna – organ, synthesizer, electric and acoustic pianos, chimes
  • Russ Kunkel– castanets, drums, loop
  • Joe Lala– percussion, conga, tambourine, triangle, cowbell
  • Kenny Passarelli– bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, tambourine
  • Mike Porcaro– bass
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Timothy B. Schmit– background vocals
  • Tom Scott– clarinet
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Michael Hanna, Glen Spreen – string arrangements
  • Joe Vitale– drums
  • Rhubarb by Gary and Katherine Burden, Charlie and Dave on Tucson,
  • Marty Lewis – engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Kosh, Ron Larson – design
  • Andy Katz – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Fogelberg

  1. The Language of Love
  2. Windows and Walls
  3. The Loving Cup
  4. Tucson, Arizona (Gazette)
  5. Let Her Go
  6. Sweet Magnolia (And the Traveling Salesman)
  7. Believe in Me
  8. Gone Too Far

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.


  • 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 1973.

In November 1973, “Vanguard” label released “Quiet Places”, the ninth Buffy Sainte-Marie album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Norbert Putnam and Buffy Sainte-Marie.


  • Buffy Sainte-Marie – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Charlie McCoy, Billy Sanford – guitar
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • David Briggs– keyboards
  • Kenny Buttrey– drums
  • Memphis Horns
  • Sid Sharp Strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Buffy Sainte-Marie, except where noted.

  1. Why You Been Gone So Long – Mickey Newbury
  2. No One Told Me
  3. For Free – Joni Mitchell
  4. She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain When She Comes
  5. Clair Vol’s Young Son
  6. Just That Kind of Man
  7. Quiet Places
  8. Have You Seen My Baby? (Hold On) – Randy Newman
  9. There’s No One in the World Like Caleb
  10. Civilization – Boudleaux Bryant
  11. Eventually – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  12. The Jewels of Hanalei


In October 1975.

In October 1975, “Columbia” label released “Flying Again”, the fourth Flying Burrito Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Norbert Putnam and Glen Spreen.


  • Joel Scott Hill – vocals, guitar
  • Gib Guilbeau- vocals, fiddle, guitar
  • “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar
  • Spooner Oldham- piano, organ
  • Chris Ethridge- bass
  • Gene Parsons- vocals, drums, guitar, harmonica

Track listing:

  1. Easy to Get On – Bob Brown, Joel Scott Hill
  2. Wind and Rain – Gene Parsons, Gib Guilbeau
  3. Why Baby Why – George Jones, Darrell Edwards
  4. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke – And Loud, Loud Music – Max Fidler, Joe Maphis, Rose Lee Maphis
  5. You Left the Water Running – Dan Penn, Oscar Frank, Rick Hall
  6. Building Fires – Dan Penn, Johnny Christopher, Jim Dickinson
  7. Sweet Desert Childhood – Gene Parsons
  8. Bon Soir Blues – Gib Guilbeau, Thad Maxwell
  9. River Road – Gib Guilbeau
  10. Hot Burrito #3 – Chris Ethridge, Gib Guilbeau, Joel Scott Hill, Pete Kleinow, Gene Parsons

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Columbia” label released “The Adventures of Panama Red”, the fourth New Riders of the Purple Sage album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by Norbert Putnam


  • John Dawson – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • David Nelson – lead and backing vocals, electric guitar
  • Dave Torbert – lead and backing vocals, bass, guitar
  • Buddy Cage– pedal steel guitar
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, percussion
  • Donna Jean Godchaux– vocals
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie– vocals
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • The Memphis Horns, arranged by Norbert Putnam and the Memphis Horns
  • Tom Flye – recording
  • Tom Anderson, Phil Brown, Bob Edwards – engineer
  • John Stronach, Bobby Hughes – engineer assistant
  • Norbert Putnam – remix
  • Lore and Chris – cover art

Track listing:

  1. Panama Red – Peter Rowan
  2. It’s Alright With Me – Dave Torbert
  3. Lonesome L.A. Cowboy – Peter Rowan
  4. Important Exportin Man – Tim Hovey, Dave Torbert
  5. One Too Many Stories – John Dawson
  6. Kick in the Head – Robert Hunter
  7. You Should Have Seen Me Runnin – John Dawson
  8. Teardrops in My Eyes – Red Allen, Tommy Sutton
  9. A. Lady – Troy Seals, Don Goodman, Will Jennings
  10. Thank the Day – Dave Torbert
  11. Cement, Clay and Glass – Spencer Dryden, David Nelson

In October 1968.

In October 1968, “Warner Bros” label released “Bradley’s Barn”, the fifth Beau Brummels studio album. It was recorded in 1968, at “Bradley’s Barn”, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.


  • David Briggs– keyboards
  • Kenny Buttrey– drums
  • Ron Elliott – guitar, vocals
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Jerry Reed– guitar
  • Sal Valentino – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Turn Around – Bob Durand, Ron Elliot
  2. An Added Attraction (Come and See Me) – Sal Valentino
  3. Deep Water – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  4. Long Walking Down to Misery – Ron Elliot
  5. Little Bird – Ron Elliot
  6. Cherokee Girl – Bob Durand, Ron Elliot
  7. I’m a Sleeper – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  8. Loneliest Man in Town – Ron Elliot
  9. Love Can Fall a Long Way Down – Bob Durand, Ron Elliot
  10. Jessica – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  11. Bless You California – Randy Newman

In September 1975.

In September 1975, “Full Moon” label released “Captured Angel”, the third Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Golden Voice Studios” in South Pekin, “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “Record Plant” in Sausalito, .and was produced by Dan Fogelberg.


  • Dan Fogelberg – lead and backing vocals, banjo, bass guitar,  guitar,  harmonica,  percussion, keyboards, ARP synthesizer, cover artwork
  • Al Perkins– pedal steel guitar
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Russ Kunkel– drums, percussion
  • David Lindley– fiddle
  • Hot Damn Brothers – backing vocals
  • D. Souther– backing vocals
  • Glen Spreen – string arrangements
  • Tom Byler, Jeff Guercio, Terry Jamison, Gary Ladinsky and John Stronach – engineer
  • John Stronach – mixing
  • Rick Collins – mastering
  • Ron Coro – design
  • Photography: Henry Diltz

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Fogelberg.

  1. Aspen/These Days
  2. Comes and Goes
  3. Captured Angel
  4. Old Tennessee
  5. Next Time
  6. Man in the Mirror/ Below the Surface
  7. Crow
  8. The Last Nail