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In January 1973.

In January 1973, “Palladium” label released “Back in ’72”, the sixth Bob Seger studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Paradise Studios” in Tijuana, Oklahoma, “Pampa Studios” in Warren, Michigan, and “Muscle Shoals Sound” in Sheffield, Alabama, and was produced by Punch Andrews and Bob Seger.


  • Bob Seger – guitar, vocals, mixing, design
  • Jack Ashford– maracas, marimba, tambourine
  • Barry Beckett– organ, piano, electric piano
  • Philip Bliss – steel guitar, vocals
  • “Bonzo Eddie” Brown– conga
  • J. Cale, Pete Carr, Bill Mueller – guitar
  • Tommy Cartmell – flute, saxophone
  • Roger Hawkins, Jamie Oldaker– drums
  • David Hood– bass guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– rhythm guitar
  • Sergio Pastora – conga, tambourine, timbales
  • Scherrie Payne, Luke Smith, Marcy Levy– background vocals
  • Dick Sims – organ, piano, keyboard, clavinet, pedal bass
  • Jim Bruzzese, John LeMay, Jerry Masters, Greg Miller – engineers
  • Punch Andrews, Jim Bruzzese – mixing
  • Thomas Weschler, Christopher Wharf – design
  • Thomas Weschler – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Seger, except where noted.

  1. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman, Robert Payne
  2. So I Wrote You a Song
  3. Stealer – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff
  4. Rosalie
  5. Turn the Page
  6. Back in ‘72
  7. Neon Sky
  8. I’ve Been Working – Van Morrison
  9. I’ve Got Time

In August 1972.

In August 1972, “Palladium” label released “Smokin’ O.P.’s”, the fifth Bob Seger studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Pampa Studios” in Warren, Michigan, and was produced by Punch Andrews.The album cover design was by Thomas Leroy Weschler.


  • Bob Seger – guitar, piano, vocals
  • Jack Ashford- percussion, tambourine
  • Eddie Bongo – percussion, conga
  • Mike Bruce – guitar
  • Jim Bruzzese – tambourine
  • Crystal Jenkins – vocals, background vocals
  • Skip Knape – organ, bass, piano, keyboard
  • David Teegarden- drums, maracas, marimba
  • Pam Todd – vocals, background vocals
  • Engineer: Jim Bruzzese
  • Assistant engineer: Greg Miller
  • Mixing: Jim Cassily, Mabel Louise Smith, Thomas Weschler
  • Photography: Thomas Weschler, Peter Lumetta

Track listing:

  1. Bo Diddley/Who Do You Love? – Bo Diddley(Ellas McDaniel)
  2. Love the One You’re With – Stephen Stills
  3. If I Were a carpenter – Tim Hardin
  4. Hummin’ Bird – Leon Russell
  5. Let It Rock – Chuck Berry (E. Anderson)
  6. Turn on Your Love Light – Don Robey(Deadric Malone), Joseph Wade Scott
  7. Jesse James – traditional
  8. Someday – Bob Seger
  9. Heavy Music – Bob Seger