Tag Archives: November 1971

Mark Almond: Mark Almond II

In November 1971, “Blue Thumb” label released “Mark Almond II”, the second Mark Almond album. It was recorded in 1971, in San Francisco, Sausalito, London, and Los Angeles and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Jon Mark – lead vocals, classical and 12-string guitars, electric guitar, percussion
  • Tommy Eyre – harmony vocals, concert piano, electric piano, flute, percussion 
  • Johnnie Almond – harmony vocals, soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, vibraphone, flute, percussion
  • Roger Sutton – second and harmony vocals, bass, cello, percussion
  • Dannie Richmond – harmony vocals, drums, percussion
  • Bruce Botnick – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Mark, except where noted.

The Sausalito Bay Suite

  1. The Bridge
  2. The Bay
  3. Solitude
  4. Friends

Journey Through England

  • One Way Sunday
  • Sunset – Roger Sutton
  • Ballad of a Man

Mott the Hopple: Brian Capers

In November 1971, “Island” label released “Brain Capers”, the fourth Mott the Hopple studio album. It was recorded August – September 1971, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mick Ralphs – lead guitar
  • Pete Watts – vocals, bass
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – vocals, drums
  • Verden Allen – vocals, keyboards
  • Jim Price – trumpet 
  • Guy Stevens – piano
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Death May Be Your Santa Claus – Ian Hunter, Verden Allen
  2. Your Own Backyard – Dion DiMucci, Tony Fasce
  3. Darkness, Darkness – Jesse Colin Young
  4. The Journey – Ian Hunter
  5. Sweet Angeline – Ian Hunter
  6. Second Love – Verden Allen
  7. The Moon Upstairs – Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs
  8. The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception – Ian Hunter, Guy Stevens

Joe Henderson: In the Pursuit of Blackness

In November 1971, “Milestone” label released “In Pursuit of Blackness”, the 13th Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in September 1970 at “Lighthouse Café” in Hermosa Beach, May 1971, at “Decca Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Pete Yellin – alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
  • George Cables – electric piano
  • Ron McClure, Stanley Clarke – bass
  • Lenny White – drums
  • Tony Waters – congas

Track listing:

 All tracks by Joe Henderson, except where noted.

  1. No Me Esqueca
  2. Invitation – Bronisław Kaper
  3. A Shade of Jade
  4. Gazelle
  5. Mind Over Matter

Seals and Crofts: Year of Sunday

In November 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Year of Sunday”, the third Seals and Crofts album. It was recorded in 1971, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood and “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Louie Shelton.

Personnel:

  • Jim Seals – vocals, guitar, fiddle
  • Dash Crofts – vocals, mandolin
  • Louie Shelton – guitar
  • Larry Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Bobby Lichtig – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Victor Feldman – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Seals and Dash Crofts, except where noted.

  1. When I Meet Them
  2. ‘Cause You Love – Jim Seals
  3. Antoinette
  4. High on a Mountain – Bobby Lichtig, Jim Seals
  5. Year of Sunday
  6. Paper Airplanes
  7. Irish Linen
  8. Springfield Mill – Jim Seals, Vince Clark
  9. Ancient of the Old
  10. Sudan Village

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “The Lonesome Picker Rides Again”, the fourth John Stewart album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Western Recorders” and “Crystal Sound” in Hollywood, except tracks 6 and 7, which were recorded live at “Chuck’s Cellar” in Los Altos, California, on 29 May 1971, and was produced by Michael Stewart.

Personnel:

  • John Stewart– vocals, guitar
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Peter Asher– vocals
  • Bryan Garofalo – bass
  • Michael Stewart, Jennifer Warnes, Buffy Ford– vocals
  • Chris Darrow– banjo, electric dobro
  • Fred Carter, Jr.– guitar
  • Henry Diltz– harmonica
  • Buddy Emmons– steel guitar
  • Glen D. Hardin– piano
  • King Errisson – conga
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Ron Malo- production engineer, mixdown engineer
  • Wally Heider – recording engineer
  • Richard Sanford Orshoff – production engineer
  • Jimmie Haskell– orchestration
  • Henry Diltz– photography
  • David Clarke – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by John Stewart.

  1. Just an Old Love Song
  2. The Road Shines Bright
  3. Touch of the Sun
  4. Bolinas
  5. Freeway Pleasure
  6. Wolves in the Kitchen
  7. Little Road and a Stone to Roll
  8. Daydream Believer
  9. Crazy
  10. Wild Horse Road
  11. All the Brave Horses

 

 

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Stax” label released “Black Moses”, the fifth Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded March – October 1971, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Hayes – lead and background vocals
  • Hot Buttered Soul – backing vocals
  • The Bar-Kays – instrumentation:
  • The Isaac Hayes Movement:
  • Isaac Hayes – piano, vibraphone, organ, electric piano
  • Ronnie Hudson – bass
  • Gary Jones – bongos, congas
  • Willie Hall – drums, tambourine
  • Lester Snell – electric piano
  • Charles “Skip” Pitts – guitar
  • Sidney Kirk – piano
  • Isaac Hayes, Johnny Allen, Dale Warren – arrangements
  • Ron Capone, William Brown, Henry Bush, Eddie Marion, Dave Purple – engineers
  • Ron Capone, Dave Purple, Isaac Hayes – remix engineers

Track listing:

  1. Never Can Say Goodbye – Clifton Davis
  2. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Nothing Takes the Place of You – Toussaint McCall, Alan Robinson
  4. Man’s Temptation – Curtis Mayfield
  5. Never Gonna Give You Up – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Butler
  6. Medley: Ike’s Rap II /  Help Me Love – Isaac Hayes, Johnny Baylor, Mickey Gregory, Luther Ingram, Tommy Tate
  7. Need to Belong to Someone – Curtis Mayfield
  8. Good Love – Mickey Gregory, Isaac Hayes
  9. Medley: Ike’s Rap III / Your Love is So Doggone Good – Isaac Hayes, Difosco Ervin, Rudy Love
  10. For the Good Times – Kris Kristofferson
  11. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  12. Part-Time Love – Clay Hammond
  13. Medley: Ike’s Rap IV / A Brand New Me – Isaac Hayes, Kenneth Gamble, Thom Bell, Jerry Butler
  14. Going in Circles – Jerry Peters, Anita Poree

 

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Reprise” label released “… Beautiful Lies You Could Live In”, the sixth Pearls Before Swine album. It was recorded in 1971, at “A&R Studios” and “Aura Sound” in New York, “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock and was produced by Peter H. Edmiston.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rapp – vocals, guitar
  • Morrie E. Brown – bass
  • Steve Alan Grable – piano, organ
  • Jon Tooker – guitar
  • Elisabeth Rapp – vocals
  • Gordon Hayes, Gerry Jermott – bass
  • Michael Krawitz – piano
  • Billy Mundi, Grady Tate, Herb Lovell – drums
  • Bob Dorough – piano
  • Stu Scharf, Amos Garrett – electric guitar
  • Charles R. Rothschild – executive producer
  • Mark Harman – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Rapp, except where noted.

  1. Snow Queen
  2. A Life
  3. Butterflies
  4. Simple Things
  5. Everybody’s Got Pain
  6. Bird On A Wire
  7. Island Lady
  8. Come To Me
  9. Freedom
  10. She’s Gone
  11. Epitaph – Housman, Elisabeth Rapp

 

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “island” label released “Babbacombe Lee”, the seventh Fairport Convention studio album. It was recorded August – September 1971, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by John Wood and Simon Nicol.

  • Sandy Denny– vocals
  • Simon Nicol– vocals, guitar, dulcimer
  • Jerry Donahue- lead guitar
  • Trevor Lucas- rhythm guitar
  • Dave Swarbrick– vocals, fiddle, mandolin
  • Dave Pegg– vocals, bass, mandolin
  • Dave Mattacks– drums, electric piano, harmonium

Track listing:

All tracks by Simon Nicol, Dave Mattacks, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg, Trevor Lucas and Jerry Donahue.

The album story is about the life of John “Babbacombe” Lee, murderer who was condemned to death but reprieved after the gallows failed on three occasions to work properly.

The tracks are listed episodically rather than as discrete tracks, reflecting the structure of the narrative.

  1. John’s reflection on his boyhood, his introduction to Miss Keyes and The Glen, his restlessness, and his struggles with his family, finally successful, to join the navy
  2. This was the happiest period in his life. All locked set fair for a career until he was stricken with sickness and invalided out of his chosen niche in life. Reluctantly and unhappily he turned to a number of menial occupations and finally returned to the services of Miss Keyes
  3. Tragedy now strikes hard. The world’s imagination is caught by the brutal senseless[ness] of the apparent criminal who slays his kind old mistress
  4. John was hardly more than a bewildered observer at his own trial, not being allowed to say more than a few words. The tides of fate wash him to the condemned cell where he waits three sad weeks for his last night on earth
  5. When it comes, he cannot sleep, but when he does, a strange, prophetic dream comes to him, and helps him to bear the strain of his next day’s ordeal as scaffold and its crew try in vain three times to take his life

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Grunt”, “RCA” labels released “Sunfighter”, album by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick.

Personnel:

  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, booklet libretto
  • Jack Traylor – vocals, guitar
  • Jerry Garcia– guitar
  • Papa John Creach– electric violin
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar
  • Bill Laudner – vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Spencer Dryden– drums
  • David Crosby– vocals, tambourine
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar
  • Graham Nash– ARP synthesizer
  • Chris Wing – drums
  • Pat Gleeson – moog, piano
  • John Vierra – synthesizer, keyboards
  • Phill Sawyer – sound effects
  • Peter Kaukonen– guitar, mandolin
  • Shelley Silverman, Joey Covington– drums
  • Edwin Hawkins Singers (Edwin Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, Tramaine Davis Hawkins, Elaine Kelley, Norma J. King, Barbara Gill, Ruth Wyons, Daphne Henderson, Shirley Miller, Eddie Bayers) – vocals
  • Steven Schuster – flute, saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Tower of Power(Greg Adams, Mic Gillette) – horns
  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice the Miracle Man), Phill Sawyer – engineer
  • Acy Lehman – cover, assistant on libretto booklet
  • Heavy Water Lights (Mary Ann Mayer, Joan Chase) – lights inside
  • Gary Blackman – assistant on libretto booklet

Track listing:

  1. Silver Spoon – Grace Slick
  2. Diana – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  3. Sunfighter – Paul Kantner
  4. Titanic -Phill Sawyer
  5. Look at the Wood – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  6. When I Was a Boy I Watched the Wolves – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  7. Million – Paul Kantner
  8. China – Grace Slick
  9. Earth Mother – Jack Taylor
  10. Diana 2 – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  11. Universal Copernican Mumbles – Pat Gleeson, John Vierra, Paul Kantner
  12. Holding Together – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner

 

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Epic” label released “One Year”, the debut Colin Blunstone studio album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, and was produced by Rod Argent and Chris White.

Personnel:

  • Colin Blunstone– vocals, guitar
  • Rod Argent– keyboards
  • Russ Ballard– guitar
  • Jim Rodford– bass guitar
  • Robert Henrit– drums
  • Alan Crosthwaite – guitar
  • Rod Argent– arrangement
  • Tony Visconti, John Fiddy, Chris Gunning– arrangements
  • Peter Vince, Jerry Boys – engineering
  • Paul Ostrer – photography

Track listing:

  1. She Loves the Way They Love Her – Rod Argent, Chris White
  2. Misty Roses – Tim Hardin
  3. Smokey Day – Rod Argent, Chris White
  4. Caroline Goodbye – Colin Blunstone
  5. Though You Are Far Away – Colin Blunstone
  6. Mary Won’t You Warm My Bed – Mike d’Abo
  7. Her Song – Rod Argent, Chris White
  8. I Can’t Live Without You – Colin Blunstone
  9. Let Me Come Closer to You – Colin Blunstone
  10. Say You Don’t Mind – Denny Laine