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In November 1976.

In November 1976, “Asylum” label released “Hejira”, the eighth Joni Mitchell studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joni Mitchell. In 1991, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 11 on its list of the “Greatest Album Covers of all Time”. In 2000, “Spex” magazine critics voted it the 55th greatest album of the 20th century.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Larry Carlton– electric and acoustic guitar
  • Jaco Pastorius– bass guitar
  • Max Bennett– bass guitar
  • Chuck Domanico– double bass
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Bobbye Hall– percussion
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone
  • Neil Young– harmonica
  • Abe Most– clarinet
  • Chuck Findley, Tom Scott– horns
  • Henry Lewy– production, recording, mixing
  • Steve Katz– assistant production, mixing
  • Keith Williamson – art direction
  • Joel Bernstein, Norman Seeff– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Joni Mitchell.

  1. Coyote
  2. Amelia
  3. Furry Sings the Blues
  4. Hejira
  5. Song for Sharon
  6. Black Crow
  7. Blue Motel Room
  8. Refugee of the Roads
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In November 1976.

In November 1976, “De-Lite” label released “Open Sesame”, the eighth Kool & the Gang studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens and Otha Nash.

Personnel:

  • Robert “Kool” Bell – bass, vocals, percussion
  • George Brown – drums
  • Claydes Smith – guitar, percussion
  • Ronald Bell – saxophone, flute, clavinet, synthesizer, vocals, keyboards, percussion, vibraphone, strings
  • Dennis Thomas – saxophone, flute, vocals, percussion, congas
  • Larry Gittens – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Robert Mickens – trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion
  • Otha Nash – vocals, percussion, trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by  Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens and Otha Nash, except where noted.

  1. Open Sesame (Groove with the Genie) – Ronald “Khalis Bayyan, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash.
  2. Gift of Love – Ronald “Khalis Bayyan” Bell, Donna Johnson, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash
  3. Little Children – Claydes Charles Smith, Donna Johnson, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash
  4. All Night Long – Claydes Charles Smith, Donna Johnson, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash
  5. Whisper Softly – Ronald “Khalis Bayyan” Bell, Donna Johnson, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash
  6. Super Band
  7. L-O-V-E – George Brown, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash
  8. Sunshine – Robert “Spike” Mickens, Donna Johnson, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash

 

 

In November 1976.

In November 1976, “A&M” label released “Gulf Winds”, the sixteen Joan Baez album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by David Kershenbaum.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Ray Kelly – cello
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Sid Sharp – violin
  • Malcolm Cecil– synthesizer

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Baez

  1. Sweeter for Me
  2. Seabirds
  3. Caruso
  4. Still Waters at Night
  5. Kingdom of Childhood
  6. O Brother!
  7. Time Is Passing Us By
  8. Stephanie’s Room
  9. Gulf Winds

In November 1976.

In November 1976, “A&M” label released “Play ‘n’ the Game”, the eighth Nazareth studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Manny Charlton,

Personnel:

  • Dan McCafferty- vocals
  • Darrell Sweet- percussion, drums, background vocals
  • Pete Agnew- bass guitar, guitar, background vocals
  • Manny Charlton– guitar
  • Nick Blagona – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Mike Brown – remastering
  • Robert M. Corich – liner notes, remastering
  • Laura Vallis – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Manny Charlton, Dan McCafferty, Pete Agnew, Darrell Sweet, except where noted.

  1. Somebody to Roll
  2. Down Home Girl – Artie Butler, Jerry Leiber
  3. Flying
  4. Waiting for the Man
  5. Born to Love
  6. I Want To (Do Everything for You) – Joe Tex
  7. I Don’t Want to Go On Without You – Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler
  8. Wild Honey – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  9. A. Girls

 

In November 1976.

In November 1976, “ABC” label released “Love Is All Around” studio album War featuring Eric Burdon album. It was recorded 1969 – 1970, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein, Lonnie Jordan and Howard Scott.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon– vocals, percussion
  • Papa Dee Allen– conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Harold Brown– drums, percussion, vocals
  • B. Dickerson– bass, vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan– organ, piano, vocals
  • Charles Miller– tenor, baritone, and alto saxes, percussion, vocals, flute
  • Lee Oskar– harmonica, percussion, vocals
  • Howard Scott– guitar, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, Eric Burdon, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott, except where noted.

  1. Love Is All Around
  2. Tobacco Road – John D. Loudermilk
  3. Home Dream – Eric Burdon
  4. Magic Mountain – Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, Eric Burdon, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott, Jerry Goldstein
  5. A Day in the Life – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Paint It Black Medley – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

In November 1976.

In November 1976, “Asylum” label released “The Pretender”, the fourth Jackson Browne studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “The Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jon Landau. The album was ranked at number 391 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, photography
  • John Hall, Albert Lee, Fred Tackett, Waddy Wachtel– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Luis Damian – acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
  • Lowell George– slide guitar, harmony vocals
  • Roberto Gutierrez – guitarron, violin, backing vocals
  • David Lindley– fiddle, lap steel guitar
  • Roy Bittan, Craig Doerge, Bill Payne, Michael Utley– keyboards
  • Bob Glaub, Chuck Rainey, Leland Sklar– bass
  • Jim Gordon, Russ Kunkel, Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Arthur Gerst – harp, backing vocals, musical arrangements
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet
  • Richard Hyde– trombone
  • Jim Horn, Quitman Dennis – saxophones
  • Rosemary Butler, David Crosby, Don Henley, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, D. Souther– harmony vocals
  • John Haeny, Mark Howlett, Greg Ladanyi – engineers
  • Paul Black – assistant engineer
  • Val Garay, Greg Ladanyi – mixing
  • Dennis Kirk – mixing assistant
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • John Haeny – recorder
  • David Campbell, Arthur Gerst, Jim Horn – arrangers
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Paul Black, Dennis Kirk – assistants
  • Gary Burden – art direction, design
  • Howard Burke – photography
  • Tom Kelley – cover photography
  • Jon Landau – notes editing

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted.

  1. The Fuse
  2. Your Bright Baby Blues
  3. Linda Paloma
  4. Here Come Those Tears Again – Jackson Browne, Nancy Farnsworth
  5. The Only Child
  6. Daddy’s Tune
  7. Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate
  8. The Pretender

 

In November 1976.

In November 1976, “Bearsville” label released “Night Shift”, the sixth Foghat album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Dan Hartman.

Personnel:

  • Lonesome Dave Peverett- lead vocals, guitar, heavy breathing
  • Rod “The Bottle” Price- guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, vocals
  • Roger Earl- drums, percussion
  • Craig MacGregor- bass guitar, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Drivin’ Wheel – Dave Peverett, Rod Price
  2. Don’t Run Me Down – Dave Peverett
  3. Burnin’ the Midnight Oil – Dave Peverett
  4. Night Shift – Dave Peverett, Rod Price
  5. Hot Shot Love – Dave Peverett
  6. Take Me to the River – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  7. I’ll Be Standing By – Dave Peverett, Rod Price