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On January 8, 1970.

On January 8, 1970, “Tamla” label released “That’s the Way Love Is”, the tenth Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Hitsville U.S.A.” in Detroit, and was produced by Norman Whitfield.


  • Marvin Gaye- lead vocals
  • The Andantes, The Originals- background vocals
  • The Funk Brothers- instrumentation

Track listing:

  1. Gonna Give Her All The Love I’ve Got – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  2. Yesterday – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Groovin’ – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  4. I Wish It Would Rain – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  5. That’s The Way Love Is – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  6. How Can I Forget? – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  7. Abraham, Martin & John – Dick Holler
  8. Gonna Keep On Tryin’ Till I Win Your Love – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  9. No Time for Tears – Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield
  10. Cloud Nine – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  11. Don’t You Miss Me A Little Bit, Baby? – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  12. So Long – Eddie Holland,  Dean Taylor, Norman Whitfield

In September 1971.

In September 1971, “Parrot” label released “Street Corner Talking”, the seventh Savoy Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Olympic Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Neil Slaven.


  • Kim Simmonds– lead guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Paul Raymond– keyboards, guitar, vocals
  • Andy Silvester– bass guitar
  • Dave Walker– vocals
  • Dave Bidwell – drums
  • George Chkiantz– engineer
  • Rod Thear – assistant engineer
  • David Anstey – cover illustration

Track listing:

  1. Tell Mama – Paul Raymond, Kim Simmonds
  2. I Can’t Get Next To You – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  3. Let It Rock – Paul Raymond, Kim Simmonds
  4. Time Does Tell – Kim Simmonds
  5. Street Corner Talking – Kim Simmonds
  6. All I Can Do – Billy Davis, Gwen Gordy Fuqua, Berry Gordy, Jr.
  7. Wang Dang Doodle – Willie Dixon

In September 1967.

In September 1967, “Soul Imprint” label released “Everybody Needs Love”, the debut Gladys Knight & the Pips album. It was recorded 1966 – 1967, at “Hitsville U.S.A.” in Detroit, and was produced by Norman Whitfield, Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol and Smokey Robinson.


  • Gladys Knight: lead vocals
  • Merald “Bubba” Knight, William Guest, Edward Patten: background vocals
  • The Funk Brothers: instrumentation

Track listing:

  1. Everybody Needs Love – Norman Whitfield, Edward Holland, Jr.
  2. I’ll Be Standing By – Valerie Simpson, Nickolas Ashford
  3. Since I’ve Lost You – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  4. I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  5. You Don’t Love Me No More – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, Roger Penzabene
  6. Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone – Norman Whitfield, Sylvia Moy, Cornelius Grant
  7. Take Me in Your Arms and Love Me – Barrett Strong, Roger Penzabene, Cornelius Grant
  8. He’s My Kind of Fella – Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol
  9. Yes, I’m Ready – Barbara Mason
  10. My Bed of Thorns – William “Smokey” Robinson
  11. Do You Love Me Just a Little, Honey – Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock, Gladys Knight
  12. Just Walk in My Shoes – Helen Lewis Mastor, Kay Lewis Miller

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “Brunswick” label released “Give It Away”, the debut Chi-Lites album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Carl Davis, Eugene Record and Gerald Sims.


  • Eugene Record, Marshall Thompson, Robert “Squirrel” Lester, Creadel “Red” Jones– vocals
  • Willie Henderson– director
  • Sonny Sanders – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Give It Away – Eugene Record, Carl Davis
  2. Let Me Be the Man My Daddy Was – Eugene Record, Barbara Acklin
  3. My Whole World Ended – Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, Pamela Joan Sawyer, Jimmy Roach
  4. I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong
  5. What Do I Wish For – Eugene Record, Carl Davis
  6. That’s My Baby for You – Eugene Record, Carl Davis
  7. I’m Gonna Make You Love Me – Kenneth Gamble, Jerry Ross, Jerry Williams
  8. You’re No Longer Part of My Heart – Eugene Record
  9. 24 Hours of Sadness – Eugene Record, Carl Davis
  10. To Change My Love – Eugene Record
  11. The Twelfth of Never – Jerry Livingston, Paul Francis Webster


In July 1978.

In July 1978, “EMI” label released “Hobo with a Grin”, the debut Steve Harley album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Steve Harley and Michael James Jackson.


  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jo Partridge – electric and acoustic guitar, electric lead solo
  • Fred Tackett- acoustic guitar
  • Marc Bolan- guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan, Ian Bairnson- acoustic guitar, electric guitars
  • Tom Moncrieff- electric guitar solo
  • Greg Porée – electric guitar, classical guitar
  • Bill Payne- acoustic piano, organ
  • Duncan Mackay- electric piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, keyboards, piano, Hammond organ
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone
  • Bob Glaub, Alan Jones, George Ford, Reggie McBride – bass
  • Herbie Flowers- acoustic bass
  • Rick Shlosser, Ricky Fataar, Stuart Elliott, Paul Humphrey- drums
  • Simon Morton, Chris Caron, Luís Jardim- percussion
  • Lindsey Elliott, King Errisson – congas
  • Michael McDonald, Bill Champlin, Rosemary Butler, Bobby Kimball, Tom Kelley, Yvonne Keeley, John Townsend, Roy Kenner, Gloria Jones, Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Horowitz – string arrangement, horn arrangement
  • Michael J. Jackson – additional production, mixing, percussion, intro piano
  • James Isaacson – remix engineer, additional recording , engineer, tambourine, drums
  • John Haeny, Tony Clark, Peter James, Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Paul Black, Haydn Bendall- assistant engineer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Jim Shea – photography
  • Kosh – design

Track listing:

  1. Roll the Dice – Steve Harley, Jo Partridge
  2. Amerika the Brave – Steve Harley
  3. Living in a Rhapsody – Jim Cregan, Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  4. I Wish It Would Rain – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  5. Riding the Waves (For Virginia Woolf) – Steve Harley
  6. Someone’s Coming – Jo Partridge
  7. Hot Youth – Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  8. (I Don’t Believe) God is an Anarchist – Steve Harley
  9. Faith, Hope and Charity – Steve Harley

On July 17, 1967.

On July 17, 1967, “Gordy” label released “The Temptations with a Lot o’ Soul”, the fifth Temptations studio album. It was recorded 1966 – 1967, in Hitsville, Detroit, and was produced by Norman Whitfield, Smokey Robinson, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Frank Wilson

and Ivy Jo Hunter.


  • David Ruffin– vocals (baritone/tenor)
  • Eddie Kendricks– vocals (tenor/falsetto)
  • Paul Williams– vocals (baritone)
  • Melvin Franklin– vocals (bass)
  • Otis Williams– vocals (tenor/baritone)

Track listing:

  1. (I Know) I’m Losing You – Cornelius Grant, Edward Holland, Jr., Norman Whitfield
  2. Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone – Cornelius Grant, Sylvia Moy, Norman Whitfield
  3. All I Need – Frank Wilson, E. Holland,  Dean Taylor
  4. (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need – Holland, Norman Whitfield
  5. No More Water in the Well – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers
  6. Save My Love for a Rainy Day – Roger Penzabene, Norman Whitfield
  7. Just One Last Look – Holland–Dozier–Holland
  8. Sorry is a Sorry Word – Holland, Ivy Jo Hunter
  9. You’re My Everything – Cornelius Grant, Roger Penzabene, Norman Whitfield
  10. Now That You’ve Won Me – Smokey Robinson
  11. Two Sides to Love – Sylvia Moy, Norman Whitfield
  12. Don’t Send Me Away – Eddie Kendricks, Smokey Robinson

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Rare Earth Records” label released “Ecology”, the third Rare Earth album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Norman Whitfield and Tom Baird.


  • Gil Bridges –flute, saxophone, tabla, vocals
  • Eddie Guzman –conga
  • Kenny James –organ, keyboards
  • John Persh –bass, tambourine, vocals
  • Rod Richards –guitar, vocals
  • Ping:ete Rivera –drums, vocals

Track list

  1. Born To Wander – Tom Baird
  2. Long Time Leavin’ – Tom Baird
  3. (I Know) I’m Losing You – Cornelius Grant, Eddie Holland, Norman Whitfield
  4. Satisfaction Guaranteed – Tom Baird
  5. Nice Place To Visit – John Persh
  6. 1 Man – Tom Baird
  7. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon,Paul McCartney