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In January 1970.

In January 1970, “Vanguard” label released “One Day at a Time”, the 13th Joan Baez album. It was recorded in October 1969, at “Bradleys’ Barn” in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and was produced by Maynard Solomon.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • Jeffrey Shurtleff – vocal
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Pete Drake – pedal steel guitar
  • Tommy Jackson – fiddle
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Jerry Reed – guitar
  • Harold Bradley – guitar
  • Harold Rugg – steel guitar, dobro
  • Grady Martin – guitar, dobro, sitar
  • Roy Huskey, Jr. – bass guitar

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Sir Galahad – Joan Baez
  2. No Expectations – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  3. Long Black Veil – Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill
  4. Ghetto – Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett, Bettye Crutcher
  5. Carry It On – Pete Seeger, Gil Turner
  6. Take Me Back to the Sweet Sunny South – traditional
  7. Seven Bridges Road – Steve Young
  8. Jolie Blonde – traditional
  9. Joe Hill – Alfred Hayes, Earl Robinson
  10. A Song for David – Joan Baez
  11. (I Live) One Day at a Time – Willie Nelson

On October 3, 1978.

On October 3, 1978, “Mercury” label released “Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin’”, the 34th Jerry Lee Lewis studio album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978, in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Jerry Kennedy.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis – lead vocals
  • Janie Fricke, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires, Bergen White, Trish Williams – background vocals
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Jimmy Capps, Johnny Christopher, Ray Edenton, Duke Faglier, Jerry Kennedy, Grady Martin, Jerry Shook, Pete Wade, Chip Young – guitar
  • Pete Drake, Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Harold Bradley – six-string bass guitar 
  • Bob Moore – upright bass
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Jerry Carrigan, Buddy Harman – drums
  • Kenny Lovelace – fiddle
  • George Binkley III, Marvin Chantry, Carl Gorodetzky, Lennie Haight, Sheldon Kurland, Christian Teal, Samuel Terranova, Stephanie Woolf – strings
  • Bergen White – strings arrangements

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Find It Where I Can – Michael Clark, Zack Van Arsdale
  2. Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes – Slim Willet
  3. Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
  4. Last Cheaters Waltz – Sonny Throckmorton
  5. Wild and Wooly Ways – Bob Morrison, Alan Rush
  6. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  7. I Hate You – Leroy Daniels, Dan Penn
  8. Arkansas Seesaw – Michael Bacon, Thomas Cain
  9. Lucille – Albert Collins, Richard Penniman
  10. Pee Wee’s Place – Duke Faglier
  11. Before the Night Is Over – Ben Peters

On July 29, 1988.

On July 29, 1988, Roddis Franklin Drake aka Pete Drake, died aged 55. He was a record producer and musician (pedal steel guitar). He worked with Lynn Anderson, Charlie Rich, Bob Dylan, Tammy Wynette, Jerry Reed, Doug Kershaw, Roger Miller, Jack Greene, Joe South, Don Gibson, Marty Robbins. Bill Anderson, Joan Baez, and George Harrison. Drake founded “Stop Records” and “First Generation Records. In 1970 he was inducted into the “Country Music Hall of Fame’s Walkway of Stars”, in 1987 in the “Steel Guitar Hall of Fame”, in 1987 into the “Georgia Music Hall of Fame”.

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Columbia” label released “Easy Does It”, the third Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Al Kooper.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper – piano, organ, guitars, ondioline, sitar, vibraphone, prepared guitar, electronic effects, vocals
  • Stu Woods – electric bass, backing vocal
  • Rick Marotta– drums, backing vocal
  • David Bromberg– pedal steel, guitar
  • Tom Cosgrove, Louie Shelton, Stu Scharf, Joe Beck, Tommy Tedesco, Keith Allison, Freddie Weller, Wayne Moss, Charlie Daniels– guitar
  • Lyle Ritz, John Miller, Joe Osborn, Charlie McCoy– electric bass
  • Earl Palmer, Joe Corero, Jr, Ken Buttrey, Al Rogers – drums
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Fred Lipisus – tenor saxophone
  • Peter Ivers– harmonica
  • George Devens – percussion
  • Milt Holland– tabla
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel
  • The Blossoms– backing vocal
  • Bobby Colomby– congas
  • Charlie Calello– string and horn arrangements
  • Jackson Marlie – vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell– arrangements and conductor
  • Don Puluse, Neil Wilburn, Stan Tonkel, Sy Mitchell, Tim Geelan – engineers
  • Mike Ruschack – mastering engineer
  • Stan Weiss – remix engineer

Track listing:

  1. Brand New Day – Al Kooper
  2. Piano Solo Introduction to I Got a Woman
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. Country Road – James Taylor
  5. I Bought You the Shoes (You’re Walking Away In) – Bob Brass, Irwin Levine, Kooper
  6. Introduction
  7. Easy Does It – Al Kooper
  8. Buckskin Boy – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello
  9. Love Theme from The Landlord – Al Kooper
  10. Sad, Sad Sunshine – Al Kooper
  11. Let the Duchess No – John Gregory, Jim Roberts
  12. She Gets Me Where I Live – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello
  13. A Rose and a Baby Ruth – D. Loudermilk
  14. Baby, Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
  15. God Sheds His Grace on Thee – Al Kooper, Charlie Calello

In June 1981.

In June 1981, “Columbia” label released “I’ve Got Something to Say”, the fifteen  David Allan Coe. It was recorded in 1976 at Columbia Studios, Pete’s Place in Nashville, and was produced by Billy Sherrill.

Personnel:

  • David Allan Coe, Guy Clark, Bill Anderson, Dickey Betts, Kris Kristofferson, Larry Jon Wilson, George Jones– vocals
  • Reggie Young, Ken Bell, Dick Betts, Boomer Castleman – guitar
  • Pete Drake, Dale Seigfreid – steel guitar
  • Henry Strzelecki, Ron Bledsoe, Ralph Ezell – bass
  • Kenny Malone, Owen Hale – drums
  • Buddy Spicher– fiddle
  • Steve Nathan, Chalmer Davis – piano, keyboards
  • Jimmy English – banjo

Track listing:

Alltracks by David Allan Coe except where noted.

  1. I’ve Got Something to Say
  2. Back to Atlanta
  3. I Could Never Give You Up (For Someone Else)
  4. Take It Easy Rider
  5. The Great Nashville Railroad Disaster (A True Story) – Bobby Braddock, Rafe VanHoy
  6. Hank Williams Junior-Junior – Dickey Betts, Bonnie Bramlett
  7. Get a Little Dirt on Your Hands – Bill Anderson
  8. If You’ll Hold the Ladder (I’ll Climb to the Top) – Buzz Rabin, Sara Busby
  9. This Bottle (In My Hand)
  10. Take This Job and Shove It Too
  11. Lovin’ You Comes So Natural – David Allan Coe, Curtis Buck, Jimmy Lancaster

 

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Vanguard” label released “David’s Album”, the eleventh Joan Baez album. It was recorded in September 1968, at “CBS Studios: in Nashville, and was produced by Maynard Solomon.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • Fred Carter, Jr.– mandolin
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel guitar
  • Johnny Gimble– fiddle
  • Roy Huskey, Jr.– bass
  • Tommy Jackson– fiddle
  • Jerry Kennedy– guitar
  • Jerry Reed– guitar
  • Harold Bradley– guitar, dobro
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins– piano
  • Harold Rugg – guitar, dobro
  • Grady Martin– guitar
  • Buddy Spicher– fiddle
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Kenny Buttrey– drums

Track listing:

  1. If I Knew – Nina Dusheck, Pauline Marden
  2. Rock Salt and Nails – Bruce Utah Phillips
  3. Glad Bluebird of Happiness – Darryl Skrabak
  4. Green, Green Grass of Home – Curly Putman
  5. Will the Circle be Unbroken – traditional
  6. The Tramp on the Street – traditional
  7. Poor Wayfaring Stranger – Traditional
  8. Just a Closer Walk With Thee – Traditional
  9. Hickory Wind – Gram Parsons, Bob Buchanan
  10. My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains – P. Carter, Tom Ashley

 

On March 25, 2014.

On March 25, 2014, “Legacy Recordings” label released “Out Among the Stars” the posthumous Johnny Cash studio album. The album materials come from the lost 1980s sessions with producer Billy Sherrill, shelved by “Columbia Records”, and discovered and compiled by Cash’s son John Carter Cash in 2012. The materials were recorded 1981-1984, at “Columbia Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and “1111 Sound Studios” in Los Angeles, and were produced by Billy Sherrill, John Carter Cash and Steve Berkowitz.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Pete Bordonali – guitar
  • Jerry Carrigan – guitar
  • June Carter Cash– duet
  • Pete Drake– steel guitar
  • Jerry Kennedy– guitar
  • Waylon Jennings– duet
  • Kenny Malone– drums
  • Terry McMillan– harmonica
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Minnie Pearl– vocals
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins– piano
  • Billy Sanford – guitar
  • Dale Sellers – guitar
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass guitar
  • Marty Stuart– guitar, mandolin
  • John C. Williams – bass guitar
  • Bobby Wood – piano
  • Robert Wray – guitar
  • Niko Bolas– percussion
  • Sam Bush– mandolin
  • Carlene Carter– background vocals
  • Laura Cash – fiddle
  • Jerry Douglas– Dobro
  • Mark Fain – upright bass
  • Tony Harrell – keyboards
  • Rick Lonow – percussion
  • Buddy Miller– guitar
  • Pat McLaughlin – guitar
  • Marty Stuart – guitar, mandolin
  • Bryan Sutton– acoustic guitar, banjo
  • Blade – percussion
  • Cash Cabin Vocal Group” and the full student body of Sumner Academy of Gallatin, Tennessee – additional vocals
  • Niko Bolas – mixing
  • Lou Robin – executive production
  • Joseph M. Palmaccio– mastering
  • Chuck Turner – engineering
  • Nathan Yarborough – additional mixing

Track listing:

  1. Out Among the Stars – Adam Mitchell
  2. Baby Ride Easy – Richard Dobson
  3. She Used to Love Me a Lot – Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan, Charles Quillen
  4. After All – Charles Cochran, Sandy Mason
  5. I’m Movin’ On – Hank Snow
  6. If I Told You Who It Was – Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman
  7. Call Your Mother – Johnny Cash
  8. I Drove Her Out of My Mind – Gary Gentry, Hillman Hall
  9. Tennessee – Rick Scott
  10. Rock and Roll Shoes – Paul Kennerley, Graham Lyle
  11. Don’t You Think It’s Come Our Time – Tommy Collins
  12. I Came to Believe – Johnny Cash
  13. She Used to Love Me a Lot (JC/ECVersion) – Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan, Charles Quillen

In December 1968.

any-day-now

In December 1968, “Vanguard” label released “Any Day Now”, the tenth Joan Baez  album. The double LP contained exclusively Bob Dylan songs was recorded September in 1968, at “CBS Studios” in Nashville, and was produced by Maynard Solomon.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • Stephen Stills– guitar
  • Harold Rugg – guitar, dobro
  • Grady Martin– guitar
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel guitar
  • Jerry Kennedy– guitar
  • Jerry Reed– guitar
  • Harold Bradley– guitar, dobro
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins– piano
  • Fred Carter– mandolin
  • Johnny Gimble– fiddle
  • Tommy Jackson– fiddle
  • Buddy Spicher– fiddle
  • Roy Huskey, Jr.– bass
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Kenny Buttrey– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Dylan, except where noted.

  1. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
  2. North Country Blues
  3. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
  4. Drifter’s Escape
  5. I Pity the Poor Immigrant
  6. Tears of Rage – Bob Dylan, Richard Manuel
  7. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
  8. Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word
  9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
  10. Walls of Red Wing
  11. Dear Landlord
  12. One Too Many Mornings
  13. I Shall Be Released
  14. Boots of Spanish Leather
  15. Walkin’ Down the Line
  16. Restless Farewell”

 

On June 8, 1970.

Bob_Dylan_-_Self_Portrait

On June 8, 1970, “Columbia” label released “Self Portrait”, the tenth Bob Dylan studio album.  It was recorded April 1969 – March 1970, and was produced by Bob Johnston. “Self Portrait” features both cover versions of pop and folk songs and original compositions.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan– vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
  • Charlie McCoy – guitar, bass guitar, harmonica, vibes
  • Norman Blake– guitar
  • Fred Carter, Jr. – guitar
  • Fred Foster– guitar
  • Bubba Fowler– guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – vocals, guitar
  • Joe Osborn – guitar, bass guitar
  • Al Kooper – guitar, horn, keyboards
  • David Bromberg– guitar, dobro, bass guitar
  • Ron Cornelius– guitar
  • Pete Drake– steel guitar
  • Bob Wilson – organ, piano
  • Bill Pursell – piano
  • Richard Manuel – vocals, piano
  • Garth Hudson– keyboards
  • Charlie Daniels– bass guitar, guitar
  • Rick Danko– bass guitar, vocals
  • Bob Moore – bass guitar
  • Stu Woods – bass guitar
  • Levon Helm– vocals, mandolin, drums
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey– drums, percussion
  • Al Rogers – drums
  • Albert Wynn Butler – clarinet, saxophone
  • Freddie Hill – trumpet
  • Ollie Mitchell – trumpet
  • Karl Himmel – clarinet, saxophone, trombone
  • Dennis Good – trombone
  • Rex Peer – trombone
  • Frank Smith – trombone
  • Gene A. Mullins – baritone horn
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Lilian Hunt – violin
  • Martin Katahn – violin
  • Doug Kershaw – violin
  • Sheldon Kurland – violin
  • Barry McDonald – violin
  • Brenton Banks – violin
  • George Binkley III – violin
  • Solie Fott – violin, viola
  • Marvin Chantry – viola
  • Gary Van Osdale – viola
  • Byron Bach – cello
  • Martha McCrory – cello
  • Delores Edgin – vocals
  • Hilda Harris – vocals
  • Carol Montgomery – vocals
  • June Page – vocals
  • Albertine Robinson – vocals
  • Maretha Stewart – vocals
  • Bill Walker – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. All the Tired Horses – Bob Dylan
  2. Alberta #1 – Bob Dylan
  3. I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know – Cecil A. Null
  4. Days of 49 – Alan Lomax, John Lomax, Frank Warner
  5. Early Morning Rain – Gordon Lightfoot
  6. In Search of Little Sadie – traditional
  7. Let It Be Me – Gilbert Becaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoe
  8. Woogie Boogie – Bob Dylan
  9. Belle Isle – traditional
  10. Living the Blues – Bob Dylan
  11. Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan (recorded live August 31, 1969, at the “Isle of Wight Festival”)
  12. Cooper Kettle – Alfred Frank Beddoe
  13. Gotta Travel On – Paul Clayton, Larry Ehrlich, David Lazar, Tom Six
  14. Blue Moon – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  15. The Boxer – Paul Simon
  16. The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) – Bob Dylan (recorded live August 31, 1969 at the “Isle of Wight Festival”)
  17. Take Me as I Am (Or let Me Go) – Boudleaux Bryant
  18. Take a Message to Mary – Felice Brtant, Boudleaux Bryant
  19. It Hurts me Too – traditional
  20. Minstrel Boy –Bob Dylan (recorded live August 31, 1969 at the “Isle of Wight Festival”)
  21. She Belongs to Me – Bob Dylan (recorded live August 31, 1969 at the” Isle of Wight Festival”)
  22. Wigwam – Bob Dylan
  23. Alberta # 2 – Bob Dylan

On April 9, 1969.

Bob_Dylan_-_Nashville_Skyline

On April 9, 1969, “Columbia” label released “Nashville Skyline”, the ninth Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded in February 12–21, 1969, and was produced by Bob Johnston.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan– guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
  • Norman Blake– guitar, Dobro
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey– drums
  • Johnny Cash– vocals
  • Fred Carter, Jr.- guitar
  • Charlie Daniels– bass guitar, guitar
  • Pete Drake– pedal steel guitar
  • Marshall Grant– bass guitar
  • S. Holland– drums
  • Charlie McCoy– guitar, harmonica
  • Bob Wilson –organ, piano
  • Bob Wootton– electric guitar
  • Charlie Bragg –engineering
  • Neil Wilburn – engineering

Track listing:

  1. Girl from the North Country
  2. Nashville Skyline Rag
  3. To Be Alone With You
  4. I Threw It All Away
  5. Peggy Day
  6. Lady Lady Lay
  7. One More Night
  8. Tell Me That Isn’t True
  9. Country Pie
  10. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You