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In july 1976.

In July 1976, “CBS” label released “Aftertones”, the eight Janis Ian album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Brooks Arthur.

Personnel:

  • Janis Ian – vocals, piano, guitar, arranger, conductor
  • Jeff Layton – guitar
  • Bucky Pizzerella – guitar
  • Al Gorgoni – guitar
  • Larry Harlow – piano
  • Stu Woods – bass
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • Barry Lazarowitz – drums, percussion
  • Arthur Jenkins – congas
  • Artie Kaplan – bass clarinet, contractor
  • George Young – tenor saxophone
  • Artie Kaplan – baritone saxophone
  • Larry Spencer, Pete Nater, Bobby Fortunato, Ernie Royal, Joe Shepley – trumpet
  • Wayne Andre, Lewis Kahn, Tom Malone, Mickey Gravine – trombone
  • Gonzalo Fernandez – flute
  • Phil Bodner – oboe, alto flute, English horn 
  • Romeo Pengue – oboe, flute, English horn, piccolo flute
  • Bruce Rogers, Charles McCracken, Jesse Levy, Kermit Moore, Max Hollander – cello
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Ezra Kliger – violin
  • Manny Vardi – viola
  • David Sackson, Manni Vardi, Eugenie Dengel, George Browne, Selward Clarke – viola
  • Phoebe Snow – solo vocal
  • Brooks Arthur, Claire Bay, Odetta, V. Martin Fink – vocals
  • Claire Bay – 2nd vocals
  • Larry Harlow – arranger
  • Mike Gibson – arranger, conductor
  • Jerry Ragavoy – arranger, conductor
  • Ron Frangipane – arranger, conductor
  • Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • David L’Heureux – design
  • Peter Cunningham – photography
  • Herb Gart – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Janis Ian.

  1. Aftertones
  2. I Would Like to Dance
  3. Love Is Blind
  4. Roses
  5. Belle of the Blues
  6. Goodbye to Morning
  7. Boy, I really Tied One on
  8. This Must be Wrong
  9. Don’t Cry, Old Man
  10. Hymn

On January 8, 1976.

On January 8, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Songs for the New Depression”, the third Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1972 – 1976, at “Secret Sound Studio” New York, N.Y., “Electric Lady” and “Media Sound Studios” in New York, N.Y., “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York, N.Y., and was produced by Bette Midler, Joel Dorn, Ahmet Ertegün, Arif Mardin, Mark “Moogy” Klingman, and Jack Malken.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead and backing vocals, assistant engineer
  • Glaswegians Orchestra – arranged and conducted by Arif Mardin
  • Moogy Klingman – piano, electric piano, RMI Computer keyboard, Mini Korg synthesizer, harmonica, arranger and conductor
  • Ralph Schuckett – acoustic piano, clavinet, organ, Sound City piano, harmonium, string ensemble, arranger, conductor
  • Bob Dylan – vocals 
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • David Spinozza – guitar
  • Jerry Friedman – guitar
  • Todd Rundgren – guitar, backing vocals
  • Dave Webster – slide guitar 
  • Rick Derringer – pedal steel guitar
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo, mandolin
  • Don Brooks – harmonica
  • Sivuca – accordion
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Boris Matusewitch – concertina
  • John Siegler – bass guitar 
  • Milt Hinton – acoustic bass, bass guitar
  • John Miller – acoustic bass
  • Teddy Sommer – drums, percussion
  • Mark Rosengarden – drums, percussion
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • John Wilcox – drums 
  • Barbara Burton – percussion
  • Angel Allende – percussion
  • Jack Malken – additional percussion
  • Norman Pride – conga
  • Randy Brecker – horns, trumpet solo
  • Michael Brecker – horns
  • Barry Rogers – horns
  • Mel Davis – trumpet
  • William Siapin – flute
  • John Lissauer – saxophone, chimes, arranger, conductor
  • David Nadien – strings
  • Barry Finclair – strings
  • Raul Poliakin – strings
  • Tony Posk – strings
  • Gene Orloff – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – strings
  • Charles McCracken – strings
  • Jessy Levy – strings
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Matthew Raimondi – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Kenny Kosek – fiddle
  • Luther Vandross – arranger, backing vocals
  • Dianne Sumler – backing vocals
  • David Lasley – backing vocals
  • Erin Dickins – backing vocals
  • Annie Sutton – backing vocals
  • Donny Beard – backing vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – backing vocals
  • Leata Galloway – backing vocals
  • Ben Harney – backing vocals
  • Rhetta Hughes – backing vocals
  • Thomas Moore – backing vocals
  • Ula Hedwig – backing vocals
  • Sharon Redd – backing vocals
  • Ramona Stubblefield – backing vocals
  • Clifford Townsend – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Rosie – backing vocals
  • Gotham – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arranger, conductor, backing vocals, remix
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Jan Rathbun – engineer
  • Jack Malken – recording and remix engineer
  • Lew Hahn – recording and remix engineer
  • Gerry Block – assistant engineer
  • Dave Wittman – assistant engineer
  • Deborah Turbville – photography
  • Michaele Vollbracht – shopping bag
  • Kenn Duncan – poster photos
  • Richard Amsel – inner sleeve illustration

Track listing:

  1. Strangers in the Night – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  2. I Don’t Want the Night to End – Phoebe Snow
  3. Mr. Rockefeller – Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler
  4. Old Cape Cod – Claire Rothrock, Allan Jeffrey, Milton Yakus
  5. Buckets of Rain – Bob Dylan
  6. Love Says It’s Waiting – Nick Holmes
  7. Shiver Me Timbers / Samedi et Vendredi – Tom Waits, Bette Midler, Moogy Klingman
  8. No Jestering – Carlton Malcolm
  9. Tragedy – Gerald Nelson, Fred Burch
  10. Marahuana – Arthur Jonston, Sam Coslow
  11. Let Me Just Follow Behind – Moogy Klingman

On July 13, 1999.

On July 13, 1999, “Eagle” label released “Portraits of Bob Dylan”, the ninth Steve Howe album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Langley Studios” in Devon, England, “Dinemec Studios” in Geneva, Switzerland, “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Steve Howe.

Personnel:

  • Steve Howe – lead and backing vocals, guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, piano, organ, keyboards
  • Dylan Howe– drums
  • Geoff Downes– keyboards
  • Anna Palm – violin
  • Nathalie Manser – cello
  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Annie Haslam– lead vocals
  • Max Bacon– lead vocals
  • P. Arnold– lead vocals
  • Dean Dyson – lead vocals
  • Keith West– lead vocals
  • Phoebe Snow– lead vocals
  • Allan Clark– lead vocals
  • Paul Sutin – engineer
  • Christophe Suchet – engineer
  • Dave Richards – engineer
  • Kris Fredriksson – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Dylan, except where noted.

  1. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
  2. Mama, you’ve Been on My Mind
  3. It’s All Over Now Baby Blue
  4. Going, Going, Gone
  5. Just Like a Woman
  6. Well, Well, Well – Bob Dylan, Danny O’Keefe
  7. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  8. Lay Lady Lay
  9. One Too Many Mornings
  10. I Don’t Believe You
  11. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
  12. Buckets of Rain

 

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Shelter Records” label released the debut, self – titled Phoebe Snow album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Dino Airali,
Denny Cordell and Phil Ramone.

Personnel:

  • Phoebe Snow – acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals
  • David Bromberg– acoustic guitar, dobro, guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Burgh – electric guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Chuck Domanico– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Chuck Israels– bass, acoustic bass
  • Bob James– organ, keyboard
  • Hilary James – organ
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Mason– guitar
  • Hugh McDonald– bass, electric bass, electric guitar
  • Steve McDonald – electric guitar
  • Steve Mosley – percussion, drums
  • The Persuasions– vocals, background vocals
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Zoot Sims– saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Teddy Wilson– piano
  • Engineers: Tom Baker, Glenn Berger, Steve Hoffman, Phil Ramone, Bob Schaper
  • Mixing: Phil Ramone
  • Mastering: Steve Hoffman
  • Production manager: Roberta Ballard
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Cover art: Mick Haggerty

Track listing:

All tracks by Phoebe Snow, except where noted

  1. Good Times -Sam Cooke
  2. Harpo’s Blues
  3. Poetry Man
  4. Either or Both
  5. San Francisco Bay Blues – Jesse Fuller
  6. I Don’t Want the Night to End
  7. Take Your Children Home
  8. It Must Be Sunday
  9. No Show Tonight

On March 28, 2013.

On March 28, 2013, Hugh C. McCracken died aged 70. He was guitarist, harmonica player, arranger and producer, best known as session musician who has performed on albums of famous musicians, including Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott, Dr. John, Gary Wright, Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Ron Carter, Rusty Bryant, Marlena Shaw, Deodato, Carly Simon and Andy Gibb. From 1969-1972, McCracken was member of Mike Mainieri’s White Elephant Orchestra.

On September 29, 1977.

the-stranger

On September 29, 1977, “Family Productions” label released “The Stranger” the fifth Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded July – August 1977, at “A&R Recording, Inc.” in New York City, and was produced by Phil Ramone. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “The Stranger” at number 70 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.  The album became Joel’s critical and commercial breakthrough, and remains his best-selling non-compilation album to date. The album was certified 5 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Hong Kong by “IFPI Hong Kong”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and Diamond in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Joel– vocals, acoustic piano, keyboards, synthesizers, Fender Rhodes
  • Doug Stegmeyer– bass guitar
  • Liberty DeVitto– drums
  • Richie Cannata– tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, flute, organ, tuba
  • Steve Khan– six and twelve string electric guitars, acoustic rhythm guitar, high string guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric guitar
  • Patrick Williams– orchestration
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Steve Burgh – acoustic guitar ; electric guitar
  • Phil Woods– alto saxophone
  • Dominic Cortese – accordion
  • Richard Tee– organ
  • Phoebe Snow– background vocals
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Gwen Guthrie– background vocals
  • Patti Austin– background vocals
  • Ted Jensen– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
  2. The Stranger
  3. Just the Way You Are
  4. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
  5. Vienna
  6. Only the Good Die Young
  7. She’s Always a Woman
  8. Get It Right the First Time
  9. Everybody Has a Dream/The Stranger (Reprise)

On February 14, 1984.

Mister_Heartbreak

On February 14, 1984, “Warner Bros” label released “Mister Heartbreak”, the second Laurie Anderson studio album.  It was recorded July – December 1983, at “The Lobby, RCA, A & R” in New York, and was produced by Laurie Anderson, Bill Laswell, Roma Baran  and  Peter Gabriel.

Personnel:

  • Laurie Anderson– vocals, synclavier, violin,  whistle, vocoder, electronic conches, bell, percussion
  • Bill Laswell– bass
  • Adrian Belew– guitar
  • Anton Fier– drums, toms, wood block
  • Peter Gabriel– backing vocals, vocals, synclavier, Linn drum
  • David Van Tieghem– plywood, singing bowls, drums, Simmons, steel drum, gato, bamboo
  • Daniel Ponce– percussion
  • November (Michelle Cobbs, Dolette McDonald, Brenda Nelson) –backing vocals
  • Sang-Won Park– kayagum
  • Connie Harvey and Janet Wright– Japanesechorus
  • Phoebe Snowand Atsuko Yuma– backing vocals
  • Nile Rodgers– guitar
  • Bill Blaber– soprano saxophone
  • William S. Burroughs– vocals

Track listing”

All tracks by Laurie Anderson except where noted.

  1. Sharkey’s Day
  2. Langue d’Amour
  3. Gravity’s Angel
  4. Kokoku
  5. Excellent Birds – Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel
  6. Blue Lagoon
  7. Sharkey’s Night – Laurie Anderson, William S. Burroughs