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In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Avco” label released “Round 2” is the second Stylistics (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, and was produced by Thom Bell.

Personnel:

  • Russell Thompkins, Jr. – lead vocals
  • Airrion Love, James Smith, Herb Murrell, James Dunn – backing vocals
  • Linda Creed, Barbara Ingram – additional backing vocals
  • Norman Harris, Roland Chambers, Tony Bell, Eli Tartarsky – guitar
  • Thom Bell – piano, harpsichord
  • Joe DeAngelis, Stephanie Fauber, Robert Martin – French horn
  • Rocco Bene, Bobby Hartzell – trumpet
  • Jack Faith – alto saxophone, flute
  • George Shaw – flute
  • Vincent Forchetti, Bob Moore, Richard Genevese – trombone
  • Don Renaldo, Tony Sinagoga, Albert Berone, Rudy Malizia, Angelo Pretrella, Romeo Di Stefano, Charles Apollonia, Davis Barnett, Richard Jones, Herschel Wise – strings
  • Mary Gale – harp
  • Fredric Cohen – oboe
  • Ronnie Baker – bass
  • Earl Young – drums
  • Larry Washington – congas
  • Vince Montana – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Thom Bell and Linda Creed, except where noted.

  1. I’m Stone in Love with You – Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Anthony Bell
  2. If You Don’t Watch Out
  3. You and Me
  4. It’s Too Late – Carole King, Toni Stern
  5. Children of the Night
  6. You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  7. Break Up to Make Up – Thom Bell, Linda Creed, Kenneth Gamble
  8. Peek-a-Boo – Gregory Guess, Norman Knox
  9. You’re asd Right as Rain
  10. Pieces

In May 1959.

In May 1959, “Argo” label released “Red Rodney Returns”, the third Red Rodney album. It was recorded in February 1959, at “Reco Art Studios” in Philadelphia, PA, and was produced by Dave Usher.

Personnel:

  • Red Rodney – trumpet
  • Billy Root – tenor saxophone
  • Danny Kent – piano
  • Jay Cave – double bass
  • Frank Young – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Danny Kent except where noted.

  1. Shaw ‘Nuff – Ray Brown, Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie
  2. Red, Hot and Blue
  3. I Remember You – Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer
  4. 5709
  5. Whirlwind
  6. Jordu – Duke Jordan
  7. Shelley
  8. Two by Two – Jay Cave

On February 7, 2012.

On February 7, 2012, “Jagjaguwar” label released “Tramp”, the third Sharon Van Etten studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Tarquin Studios” in Bridgeport, Connecticut, “Miner Street Recordings” in Philadelphia, and was produced by Aaron Dessner and Sharon Van Etten.

Personnel:

  • Sharon Van Etten – vocals, guitar, ukulele, organ, harmonium, glockenspiel, percussion ,
  • Aaron Dessner – guitar, slide guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums, drum machine, shaker, recording
  • Bryce Dessner – bowed guitar, orchestration
  • Thomas Bartlett – piano, keyboards
  • Doug Keith – guitar, bass
  • Logan Coale – double bass
  • Matt Barrick – drums
  • Bryan Devendorf – drums
  • Ben Lord – drums
  • Benjamin Lanz – trombone
  • Clarice Jensen – cello
  • Jenn Wasner – vocals
  • Julianna Barwick – vocals
  • Zach Condon – vocals
  • Rob Moose – violin, viola, mandolin, orchestration

Track listing:

All tracks by Sharon Van Etten.

  1. Warsaw
  2. Give Out
  3. Serpents
  4. Kevin’s
  5. Leonard
  6. In Line
  7. All I Can
  8. We Are Fine
  9. Magic Chords
  10. Ask
  11. I’m Wrong
  12. Joke or a Lie

On August 7, 2007.

On August 7, 2007, “Controlled Substance Sound Labs” label released “Chronchitis”, the fifth Slightly Stoopid studio album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Total Access Recording” in Redondo Beach, CA, “Wire Recording” in Austin, TX, “Kingsize Soundlabs” in Eagle Rock, CA, “Philadelphonic Studio” in Philadelphia, PA, and was produced by Miguel, Paul Leary, Mario C. And Chris DiBeneditto.

Personnel:

  • Miles Doughty – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Kyle McDonald – vocals, bass, guitar, engineer
  • Ryan Moran (RyMo) – drums
  • Oguer Ocon – harmonica, percussion
  • Money Mark – synthesizer, piano, vibraphone
  • C-Money – trumpet, keyboards
  • Dela – saxophone
  • DJ Hell Naw – turntables
  • Paul Leary – electric piano, Wurlitzer, engineer, mixing
  • Angelo Moore, Toko Tasi – performer
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Chris DiBeneditto, Mario Caldato, Jr. – engineer, mixing
  • Michael “Miguel” Happoldt – engineer, mixing, tracking
  • Oscar Monsalve, Solaar – engineer
  • Stuart Sullivan – engineer, mixing
  • Brad Bell – assistant engineer
  • Mike Sutherland – engineer, assistant engineer
  • Jeffrey Lamont Brown – photography
  • Stuart MacKay Smith – artwork, layout design

Track listing:

All tracks by Miles Doughty,  Kyle McDonald, Ryan Moran and Oguer Ocon, except where noted

  1. Anywhere I Go
  2. The Otherside
  3. Hold on to the One
  4. 2am
  5. Blood of My Blood
  6. Nobody Knows
  7. Above the Clouds
  8. Digital
  9. Round the World
  10. Baby I Like It
  11. Ocean
  12. Jimi
  13. Breakbeat
  14. Mind on Your Music
  15. Ever Really Wanted
  16. Girl U So Fine / Girl U So Fine, Pt. 2
  17. Reward for Me – Joe Higgs

On July 14, 2017.

On July 14, 2017, “Merge” label released “Out in the Storm”, the fourth  Waxahatchee studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Miner Street Recordings” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by John Agnello and Katie Crutchfield.

Personnel:

  • Katie Crutchfield – vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Ashley Arnwine – drums
  • Allison Crutchfield– keyboards, percussion
  • Joey Doubek – percussion
  • Katie Harkin – vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion, piano
  • Katherine Simonetti – bass
  • John Agnello– engineer
  • Daniel Murphy – design
  • Daniel Shea – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Katie Crutchfield.

  1. Never Been Wrong
  2. 8 Ball
  3. Silver
  4. Recite Remorse
  5. Sparks Fly
  6. Brass Beam
  7. Hear You
  8. A Little More
  9. No Question
  10. Fade

 

In January 1974.

In January 1974, “Atco” label released the debut, self-titled Blue Magic album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Norman Harris, Alan Rubens and Steven Bernstein.

Personnel:

  • Blue Magic – Vernon Sawyer, Richard Pratt, Wendell Sawyer, Keith Beaton, Ted Mills – vocals
  • Bobby Eli, Norman Harris, Ted Cohen, Roland Chambers – guitar
  • Ted Mills, Ron Kersey, Cotton Kent – piano
  • Ronnie Baker, Jimmy Grant, Lee Smith, Jimmy DeJulio – bass
  • Earl Young, Larry James – drums
  • Larry Washington – percussion
  • Vince Montana– vibes
  • Don Renaldo and his Strings and Horns – strings and horns accompaniment
  • Norman Harris– remixing, arrangement
  • Alan Rubens, Steven Bernstein – pexecutive producers
  • Bruce Gable – executive producer
  • Joe Tarsia, Kenny Present, Don Murray, Jay Mark, Carl Paruolo – recording engineers
  • Vince Montana– arrangement
  • Carl Helm – vocal arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Sideshow – Bobby Eli, Vinny Barrett
  2. Look Me Up – Norman Harris, Allan Felder
  3. What’s Come Over Me – Ted Mills
  4. Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely – Bobby Eli, Vinny Barrett, John Freeman
  5. Stop to Start – Jimmy Grant, Allan Felder
  6. Welcome to the Club – Norman Harris, Allan Felder
  7. Spell – Ted Mills
  8. Answer to My Prayer – Norman Harris, Allan Felder
  9. Tear it Down – Ted Mills, Allan Felder

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Atlantic” label released “New and Improved”, the fifth Spinners album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Thom Bell.

Personnel:

  • Billy Henderson, Bobby Smith, Philippé Wynne, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson– vocals
  • Dionne Warwick– vocals
  • Linda Creed, Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Evette Benton – backing vocals
  • Tony Bell, Bobby Eli, Don Murray – guitars
  • Thom Bell– keyboards
  • Walter Pfeil – harp
  • Bob Babbitt– bass guitar
  • Don Renaldo – strings
  • Andrew Smith – drums
  • Larry Washington – congas, bongos
  • Jack Faith – alto saxophone, flute
  • Rocco Bene, Bobby Hartzell – trumpet
  • Joe DeAngelis, Milt Phibbs, Danny Davis – French horn
  • Freddie Joiner, Bobby Moore, Richie Genevese, Ed Cascarella – trombone

Track listing:

  1. Sitting on Top of the World – Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons
  2. Smile, We Have Each Other – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes, Joseph B. Jefferson
  3. Then Came You – Sherman Marshall, Phillip Pugh
  4. There’s No One Like You – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes
  5. Living a Little, Laughing a Little – Thom Bell, Linda Creed
  6. Sadie – Joseph B. Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons
  7. Lazy Susan – Linda Creed, Thom Bell
  8. I’ve Got to Make It on My Own – Charles Simmons, Bruce Hawes

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Atco” label released “The Magic of the Blue”, the second Blue Magic album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was produced by Norman Harris and Bobby Eli.

Personnel:

  • Blue Magic – Vernon Sawyer, Richard Pratt, Keith Beaton, Wendell Sawyer, Ted Mills
  • Bobby Eli, Roland Chambers, Norman Harris, Tony Bell – guitar
  • Ted Mills, Ron Kersey, Cotton Kent – pianos
  • Rusty Jackmon, Ron Baker, Bob Babbitt– bass
  • Earl Young, Charles Collins, John Nero – drums
  • Larry Washington – congas
  • Vince Montana– vibraphone
  • Life – harmonica solo
  • Don Renaldo and his Strings and Horns – strings and horns accompaniment
  • Ted Mills – sound effects
  • Norman Harris, Bobby Eli– arrangement
  • Alan Rubens, Steven Bernstein, Bruce Gable – executive producers
  • Carl Paruolo, Joe Tarsia, Kenny Present, Don Murray, Jay Mark – recording engineers
  • Ron Kersey, Vince Montana, Jack Faith – arrangement
  • Carl Helm, Phil Hurtt, Bunny Sigler, Barbara Ingram, Evette Benton, Carla Benson, Ted Mills, Wendall Sawyer, Darryl Grant – vocal arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Three Ring Circus – Bobby Eli, Vinnie Barrett
  2. Stringin’ Me Along – Norman Harris, Pat Cooper, Ronnie Tyson
  3. You Don’t Have to Tell Me Goodbye – Norman Harris, Vinnie Barrett, James Hendricks
  4. Never Get Over You – Norman Harris, Allan Felder
  5. Talking to Myself – Bobby Eli, Vinnie Barrett
  6. Let Me Be the One – Norman Harris, Allan Felder, Chuck Brooks
  7. Maybe Just Maybe (We Can Fall in Love Again) – Morris Bailey, Jr., Edward Green
  8. Love Has Found Its Way to Me – Bobby Eli, Allan Waldman
  9. When Ya Coming Home – Ted Mills, Allan Felder
  10. Looking for a Friend – Ted Mills

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Capitol” label released “The Joker”, the eighth Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Steve Miller. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller– guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Gerald Johnson – bass guitar, vocals
  • Dick Thompson – organ, clavinet
  • John King – drums
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar
  • “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow– pedal steel guitar
  • John Van Hamersveld, Norman Seeff– album cover design
  • Norman Seeff – photography

Track listing:

  1. Sugar Babe – Steve Miller
  2. Mary Lou – Obie Jessie, Sam Ling
  3. Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma – Steve Miller
  4. Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ but Trash – Chuck Calhoun
  5. The Joker – Steve Miller, Eddie Curtis, Ahmet Ertegün
  6. The Lovin’ Cup – Steve Miller
  7. Come On in My Kitchen ( recorded live at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia) – Robert Johnson
  8. Evil (live) – Steve Miller
  9. Something to Believe In – Steve Miller

In September 1975.

In September 1975, “Atco” label released “Thirteen Blue Magic Lane”, the third Blue Magic album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, and was produced by Norman Harris and Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Eli, Norman Harris, Roland Chambers – guitars
  • Ron Kersey, Cotton Kent, Dexter Wansel, Ted Mills – keyboards
  • Vince Montana– vibraphone
  • Ronald Baker, Michael Foreman, Rusty Jackmon, Larry LaBes – bass
  • Earl Young, Charles Collins – drums
  • Larry Washington, Robert Cupit, Bunny Harris – percussion
  • Don Renaldo and his Strings and Horns – strings and horns accompaniment
  • Norman Harris, Ron “Have Mercy” Kersey– arrangement
  • Alan Rubens, Steven Bernstein, Bruce Gable – executive producers
  • Carl Paruolo, Kenny Present, Jay Mark – recording engineers
  • Dirk Devlin, Mike Huchinson, James Gallagher – assistant engineers
  • Nimitr Sarikananda, Wayne Wilfong – mastering
  • Richard Rome – arrangement
  • Ted “Wizard” Mills – rhythm arrangement

Track listing:

  1. The Loneliest House on the Block – Norman Harris, Allan Felder
  2. Chasing Rainbows – Ted Mills
  3. Born on Halloween – Norman Harris, Allan Felder, Tanya Jones
  4. Haunted (By Your Love) – Ron Tyson, Allan Felder, Bruce Hawes
  5. I Like You – Ted Mills
  6. Magic of the Blue – Ron Kersey, Norman Harris, Allan Felder
  7. We’re on the Right Track – Norman Harris, Allan Felder
  8. Stop and Get a Hold of Yourself – Pat Cooper, Ron Kersey
  9. What’s Come Over Me – Ted Mills