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In December 1968.

In November 1968, “Buddah” label released the debut, self-titled Brooklyn Bridge album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Wes Farrell.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Maestro – lead vocals
  • Jimmy Rosica – bass
  • Artie Cantanzarita – drums
  • Richie Macioce – guitar
  • Carolyn Wood – organ
  • Shelly Davis – piano
  • Joe Ruvio – saxophone
  • Shelly Davis – trumpet
  • Fred Ferrara, Les Cauchi, Mike Gregorio – vocals
  • Arranged by – Tom Sullivan
  • Harry Yarmark – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Blessed Is the Rain
  2. Welcome Me Love
  3. Which Way to Nowhere
  4. Free as the Wind
  5. Glad She’s a Woman
  6. Space Odessey-2001 (Thus Spake Zarathustra)
  7. Requiem
  8. I’ve Been Lonely Too Long
  9. The Worst That Could Happen
  10. Piece of My Heart
  11. Your Kite, My Kite
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In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Elektra” label released “Wee Tam and the Big Huge”, the fourth  Incredible String Band album. It was recorded April – August 1968, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  • Robin Williamson– lead vocals; guitar, bass guitar, guimbri, percussion,  sarangi, violin, harpsichord, piano, organ, kazoo, bass drum, whistle, harmonica,  drums
  • Mike Heron– lead vocals, guitar,  bass guitar, sitar, organ, harpsichord, washboard, percussion, harmonica
  • Rose Simpson– violin; percussion, backing vocals
  • Licorice McKechnie– percussion, Irish harp,  backing vocals

Track listing:

Wee Tam

  1. Job’s Tears Robin Williamson
  2. Puppies – Mike Heron
  3. Beyond the Sea – Mike Heron
  4. The Yellow Snake – Robin Williamson
  5. Log Cabin Home in the Sky – Mike Heron
  6. You Get Brighter – Mike Heron
  7. The Half-Remarkable Question – Robin Williamson
  8. Air – Mike Heron
  9. Ducks on a Pond – Robin Williamson

The Big Huge

  1. Maya – Robin Williamson
  2. Greatest Friend – Mike Heron
  3. The Son of Noah’s Brother – Robin Williamson
  4. Lordly Nightshade – Robin Williamson
  5. The Mountain of God – Robin Williamson
  6. Cousin Caterpillar – Mike Heron
  7. The Iron Stone – Robin Williamson
  8. Douglas Traherne Harding – Mike Heron
  9. The Circle Is Unbroken – traditional, arr. by Robin Williamson

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Elektra” label released “The Marble Index”, the second Nico solo album. It was recorded in September 1968, at “Elektra Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Frazier Mohawk and John Cale.

Personnel:

  • Nico – vocal
  • John Cale -arrangements
  • Jac Holzman – production supervisor
  • John Haeny – engineer
  • Guy Webster – photography
  • Robert L. Heimall – design
  • William S. Harvey – art direction
  • David Anderle, Danny Fields – friends

Track listing:

All tracks by Nico.

  1. Prelude
  2. Lawns of Dawns
  3. No One Is There
  4. Ari’s Song
  5. Facing the Wind
  6. Julius Caesar (Memento Hodié)
  7. Frozen Warnings
  8. Evening of Light

 

 

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Mercury” label released “The Ice Man Cometh”, the eleventh Jerry Butler. It was recorded September 1967 – September 1968, and was produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Butler – vocal
  • Bobby Martin – arranger
  • Thom Bell- arranger
  • Roland Chambers – arranger
  • Joe Tarsia – engineer
  • Jay Thompson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; except where noted.

  1. Hey, Western Union Man
  2. Can’t Forget About You, Baby – Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble
  3. Only the Strong Survive
  4. How Can I Get in Touch With You
  5. Just Because I Really Love You
  6. Lost
  7. Never Give You Up
  8. Are You Happy – Kenneth Gamble, Thom Bell, Jerry Butler
  9. (Strange) I Still Love You – Jerry Butler, Mikki Farrow, Harris
  10. Go Away – Find Yourself
  11. I Stop by Heaven

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “United Artists” label released “Back Here On Earth”, the fourth Gordon Lightfoot studio album. It was recorded in September 1968, at “Bradley’s Barn” in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, and was produced by Elliot Mazer.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – 6 & 12 string acoustic guitar
  • Red Shea – lead acoustic guitar
  • John Stockfish – bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Long Way Back Home
  2. Unsettled Ways
  3. Long Thin Dawn
  4. Bitter Green
  5. The Circle Is Small (I Can See It in Your Eyes)
  6. Marie Christine
  7. Cold Hands from New York
  8. Affair on 8th Avenue
  9. Don’t Beat Me Down
  10. The Gypsy
  11. If I Could

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Warner Bros” label released “Astral Weeks”, the second Van Morrison studio album.It was recorded September – October at “Century Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Lewis Merenstein. In 1995 “Mojo” magazine ranked “Astral Weeks” at number two on its list of the greatest albums of all time; in 1998 it was voted the 9th greatest album of all time in a “Music of the Millennium” poll conducted by “HMV”, “Channel 4” and “The Guardian”; in 2000, “Q” magazine ranked it at number 6 on its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”; in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 19 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and in 2006, “Time” magazine included “Astral Weeks” in its list of the “All-TIME 100 Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison— vocals, acoustic guitar
  • John Payne — flute; soprano saxophone
  • Jay Berliner— classical and steel-string acoustic guitars
  • Richard Davis— double bass
  • Warren Smith, Jr.— percussion, vibraphone
  • Connie Kay— drums
  • Larry Fallon— string arrangements, conductor; harpsichord
  • Barry Kornfeld — acoustic guitar
  • Brooks Arthur — engineer
  • Ed Thrasher— art director
  • Joel Brodsky— photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison.

Part One: In The Beginning

  1. Astral Weeks
  2. Beside You
  3. Sweet Thing
  4. Cyprus Avenue

Part Two: Afterwards

  1. The Way Young Lovers Do
  2. Madame George
  3. Ballerina
  4. Slim Slow Slider

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Decca” label released “Blues from Laurel Canyon”, the ninth  John Mayall album. It was recorded in August 1968, at “Decca Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon and John Mayall. It was his first album after the breakup of his band the Bluesbreakers in July 1968.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall– guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
  • Mick Taylor– guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Colin Allen– drums, tabla
  • Steve Thompson – bass guitar
  • Peter Green– guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall.

  1. Vacation
  2. Walking on Sunset
  3. Laurel Canyon Home
  4. 2401
  5. Ready to Ride
  6. Medicine Man
  7. Somebody’s Acting Like a Child
  8. The Bear
  9. Miss James
  10. First Time Alone
  11. Long Gone Midnight
  12. Fly Tomorrow