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In August 1974.

In August 1974, “A&M” label released “I Can Stand a Little Rain”, the fourth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Price.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Henry McCullough, Cornell Dupree, Jay Graydon, Ralph Hammer, Ray Palmer, Ray Parker, Jr.– guitar
  • Chuck Rainey, Clydie King, Dave McDaniel, Chris Stewart – bass
  • Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Ollie E. Brown, Jeff Porcaro, Denny Seiwell, Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Randy Newman, Nicky Hopkins, Greg Mathieson, Jimmy Webb, Jim Price, David Paich, Richard Tee, Peggy Sandvig – keyboards
  • Jim Horn, Trevor Lawrence – saxophone
  • Stuart Blumberg, Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Mayo Tiana, Jim Price– trombone
  • Merry Clayton, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Daniel Moore- backing vocals
  • Jim Price, Jimmy Webb– arrangements
  • Engineers, recording, mixing – Rob Fraboniand Nat Jeffrey, Joe Tuzen, Mario Aglietti, Rick Heenan, J.J. Jansen, Carlton Lee, Ken Klinger, Zak Zenor
  • Mastered by Kent Duncan
  • Steve Vaughan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Put Out the Light – Daniel Moore
  2. I Can Stand a Little Rain – Jim Price
  3. I Get Mad – Joe Cocker, Jim Price
  4. Sing Me a Song – Henry McCullough
  5. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Jimmy Webb
  6. Don’t Forget Me – Harry Nilsson
  7. You Are So Beautiful – Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
  8. It’s a Sin (When You Love Somebody) – Jimmy Webb
  9. Performance – Allen Toussaint
  10. Guilty – Randy Newman
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In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “A Period of Transition”, the ninth Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded 1976 – 1977, and was produced by Van Morrison and Dr.John. The album cover photographs were by Ken Mcgowan.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison –acoustic and electric guitars, vocals, harmonica
  • Ollie E. Brown– drums, percussion
  • Marlo Henderson– guitar
  • Jerry Jumonville –tenor and alto saxophones
  • Reggie McBride– bass
  • Joel Peskin –baritone saxophone
  • Mac Rebennack (Dr. John)– piano, electric piano, guitar
  • Mark Underwood –trumpet
  • Robbie Montgomery, Roger Kennerly-Saint, Gregory Wright, Carlena Williams, Paulette Parker, Candy Nash, Toni McVey, Gary Garrett and Joe Powell –backing vocals
  • Engineer: Gary Ladinsky
  • Assistant Engineers: Mike Beiriger, Richard Kaplan, Bart Johnson, Mick Glossop
  • Art Direction/Design: Mike Doud-AGI Hollywood
  • Cover Concept: Van Morrison

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison except where noted.

  1. You Gotta Make It Through the World
  2. It Fills You Up
  3. The Eternal Kansas City
  4. Joyous Sound
  5. Flamingos Fly
  6. Heavy Connection
  7. Cold Wind in August

 

 

On December 7, 1973.

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On December 7, 1973, “Gordy” label released “1990”, album by The Temptations. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Norman Whitfield.  As The Temptations were dissatisfied with Whitfield’s socially conscious message tracks, which were by now failing commercially, ”1990” was the last album written and produced by Norman Whitfield.

Personnel:

  • Dennis Edwards: vocals
  • Damon Harris: vocals
  • Richard Street: vocals
  • Melvin Franklin: vocals
  • Otis Williams: vocals
  • The Funk Brothers and Rose Royce: instrumentation
  • Jack Ashford – tambourine
  • Don Baldwin – keyboards, wind, synthesizer
  • George Bohanon – trombone
  • Kenji Brown – guitar
  • Ollie E. Brown – drums
  • Dennis Coffey – guitar
  • Kenneth Copeland – trumpet
  • Fred Dunn – trumpet
  • Zachary Fraizer – drims
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Henry Gamer Jr. – drums
  • Ed Green – drums
  • Bobbye Hall – congas
  • Eddie Hazel – guitar
  • James Jamerson – bass
  • Leqyeint Jobe – bass
  • Michael Moore – saxophone
  • Billy “Bass” Nelson – bass
  • Victor Nix – keyboards
  • Melvin ”Wah Wah” Ragin – guitar
  • Terral ”Terry” Santiel – congas
  • Earl Van Dyke – keyboards
  • Wah – Wah Watson – guitar
  • Eddie Willis – guitar
  • Jim Britt – photography
  • Don Baldwin – design
  • John Cabalka – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Norman Whitfield.

  1. Let Your Hair Down
  2. I Need You
  3. Heavenly
  4. You’ve Got My Soul on Fire
  5. Ain’t No Justice
  6. 1990
  7. Zoom