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In January 1971.

In January 1971, “Cotillion” label released “Sister Kate”, the debut Kate Taylor album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Sunset Sound” and “Crystal Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • Kate Taylor — vocals, clapping
  • Peter Asher— vocals, background vocals, clapping
  • John Beland, Bernie Leadon, James Taylor – guitar
  • Merry Clayton— vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Sandra Crouch — [ercussion, tambourine
  • Oma Drake — vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Abigale Haness — vocals
  • Gail Haness — background vocals, background music
  • John Hartford— banjo
  • Wayne Jackson— horn, horn arrangements
  • Carole King— piano, vocals, background vocals, string arrangements
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar— guitar, percussion, conga, background vocals
  • Russ Kunkel, Joel O’Brian — drums
  • Charles Larkey, Leland Sklar— bass
  • Andrew Love, The Memphis Horns — horn, horn arrangements
  • Donna Prater — vocals, background vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt— vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Ralph Schuckett — organ, piano, accordion, keyboards
  • D. Souther— guitar, vocals, clapping
  • John Tartaglia — strings, string arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Home Again – Carole King
  2. Ballad of a Well Known Gun – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  3. Be That Way – Livingston Taylor
  4. Handbags and Gladrags – Mike d’Abo
  5. You Can Close Your Eyes – James Taylor
  6. Look at Granny Run, Run – Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman
  7. Where You Lead – Carole King, Toni Stern
  8. White Lightning – Jape Richardson
  9. Country Comfort – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  10. Lo and Behold/Jesus Is Just All Right – James Taylor, A. Reid Reynolds
  11. Do I Still Figure in Your Life – Pete Dello
  12. Sweet Honesty – Beverley Martyn
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In December 1971.

In December 1971, “Ode” label released “Music”, the third Carole King album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, piano, electric piano, electric celeste, backing vocals
  • Ralph Schuckett– organ, electric piano, electric celeste
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • James Taylor– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Charles Larkey – electricand acoustic bass guitar
  • Joel O’Brien, Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Bobbye Hall– congas, bongos, tambourine
  • Teresa Calderon – congas
  • Curtis Amy– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Oscar Brashear– flugelhorn
  • William Green, William Collette, Ernest Watts, Plas Johnson, Mike Altschul – woodwind, flute, saxophone
  • Abigale Haness, Merry Clayton– backing vocals
  • Hank Cicalo– engineer
  • Norm Kinney – assistant engineer
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Chuck Beeson – design
  • Jim McCrary– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Brother, Brother
  2. It’s Going to Take Some Time – Carole King, Toni Stern
  3. Sweet Seasons – Carole King, Toni Stern
  4. Some Kind of Wonderful – Carole King, Gerry Goffin
  5. Surely
  6. Carry Your Load
  7. Music
  8. Song of Long Ago
  9. Brighter
  10. Growing Away from Me
  11. Too Much Rain – Carole King, Toni Stern
  12. Back to California

In October 1974.

In October 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Todd Rundgren’s Utopia”, the debut Todd Rundgren’s Utopia album.  It was recorded on April 25, 1974, at “The Secret Sound” and “The Fox Theater” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren– guitar, engineer
  • Mark “Moogy” Klingman– keyboards
  • Ralph Schuckett– keyboards
  • Jean Yves “M. Frog” Labat – synthesizers
  • John Siegler – bassand cello
  • Kevin Ellman – percussion
  • David Le Sage – assistant engineer
  • Maruo Miyauchi – design, illustration at Push Pin Studios

Track listing:

  1. Utopia (live) – Mason, Todd Rundgren
  2. Freak Parade – Mark Klingman, Todd Rundgren, John Siegler
  3. Freedom Fighters – Todd Rundgren
  4. The Ikon – Mark Klingman, Todd Rundgren, Ralph Schuckett, John Siegler

In May 1979.

In May 1979, “Columbia” label released “Flag”, the ninth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded January-March 1979, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor — guitar, vocals
  • Peter Asher— timbales, vocals
  • Dan Dugmore— pedal steel guitar
  • Steve Forman — percussion
  • Don Grolnick— keyboards
  • Danny Kortchmar— guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums, percussion
  • David Lasley— backing vocals
  • Jesse Levy — cello
  • Arif Mardin— strings
  • Arnold McCuller— backing vocals
  • Graham Nash— vocals
  • David Sanborn— saxophone
  • Ralph Schuckett— keyboards
  • Louise Schulmann — viola
  • Carly Simon— vocals
  • Leland Sklar— bass
  • David Spinozza— guitar, strings
  • Alex Taylor— backing vocals
  • Waddy Wachtel— acoustic, electric and slide guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Company Man Johnnie Comes Back
  2. Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. I Will Not Lie for You
  4. Brother Trucker
  5. Is That the Way You Look?
  6. S.U.R. (S.U.C.S.I.M.I.M.)
  7. Rainy Day Man – James Taylor, Zach Wiesner
  8. Millworker
  9. Up on the Roof – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  10. Chanson Française
  11. Sleep Come Free Me

In May 1970.

In May 1970, “Ode” label released “Writer”, the debut Carole King album. It was recorded March-April 1970, at “Crystal Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by John Fischbach.

Personnel:

  • Carole King- piano, vocals, backing vocals, and arrangements
  • Ralph Schuckett- organ
  • John Fischbach – Moog synthesizer
  • James Taylor- acoustic guitar and backing vocals
  • Daniel Kortchmar- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, conga
  • Charles Larkey – Fender bass
  • Joel O’Brien – drums, percussion, vibes
  • Abigale Haness and Delores Hall – backing vocals
  • Andrew Berliner – engineer
  • Gerry Goffin – mixing
  • Guy Webster – cover photograph
  • Tom Neuwirth – liner photographs
  • Rod Dyer, Paul Bruhwiler – layout, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Spaceship Races
  2. No Easy Way Down
  3. Child of Mine
  4. Goin’ Back
  5. To Love
  6. What Have You Got to Lose – lyrics by Toni Stern
  7. Eventually
  8. Raspberry Jam – lyrics by Toni Stern
  9. Can’t You be Real
  10. I Can’t Hear You No More
  11. Sweet Sweetheart
  12. Up on the Roof

In February 1974.

todd

In February 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Todd”, the fifth Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Secret Sound Studio” and “Wollman Rink”, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren– guitars, vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, bass, drums, drum machine, percussion, other instruments
  • Mark “Moogy” Klingman– keyboards, organ, piano, electric piano
  • Ralph Schuckett– bass, clavinet, organ
  • John Siegler – bass,cello
  • Bill Gelber –bass
  • John Miller – bass
  • Kevin Ellman –drums, percussion
  • Wells Kelly – drums
  • Chris Parker – drums
  • Peter Ponzol –soprano sax
  • Michael Brecker– horn, saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– horn, saxophone, trumpet
  • Barry Rogers –trombone
  • “Legs” Larry Smith- tap-dancing
  • Steve Hammonds – project coordinator
  • Paul Lester – sleeve notes
  • Alen MacWeeney – cover photo, photography
  • Andrew Pearce – mastering
  • Sarah Southin – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.

  1. How About a Little Fanfare?
  2. I Think You Know
  3. The Spark of Life
  4. An Elpee’s Worth of Toons
  5. A Dream Goes On Forever
  6. Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare Song – S. Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan
  7. Drunken Blue Rooster
  8. The Last Ride
  9. Everybody’s Going to Heaven / King Kong Reggae
  10. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
  11. Useless Begging
  12. Sidewalk Cafe
  13. Izzat Love?
  14. Heavy Metal Kids
  15. In and Out the Chakras We Go (Formerly: Shaft Goes to Outer Space)
  16. Don’t You Ever Learn?
  17. Sons of 1984

On June 14, 1975.

Initiation

On June 14,1975. “Bearsville” label released “Initiation” the sixth Todd Rundgren, solo studio album. It was recorded in 1975 at “Secret Sound Studio”, “Media Sound Studio” and
”Bearsville Sound Studio”, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren: vocals, Guitars, sitar, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, ARP string ensemble, string arrangements
  • Roger Powell: keyboards, synthesizers, synthesizer programmingnose flute, trumpet
  • Mark Klingman: keyboards, synthesizers
  • John Siegler,Dan Hartman, John Miller: bass
  • Ralph Schuckett:clavinet
  • Kevin Ellman, John “Willie” Wilcox, Barry Lazarowitz, Roy Markowitz,Rick Marotta, Chris Parker, Bernard Purdie: drums
  • Bob Rose: rhythm guitars
  • Rick Derringer: bass, guitars
  • Edgar Winter,David Sanborn: saxophone
  • Barbara Burton, Lee Pastora: percussion
  • Arranged Todd Rundgren
  • Recorded & Engineered By Jack Malken

Track lsiting:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren.

  1. Real Man
  2. Born to Synthesize
  3. The Death of Rock and Roll
  4. Eastern Intrigue
  5. Initiation
  6. Fair Warning
  7. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
    • Intro -Prana
    • The Fire of Mind – or: Solar Fire
    • The Fire of Spirit – or: Electric Fire
    • The Internal Fire – or: Fire by Friction
      1. Mûlâdhâra: The Dance of Kundalini
      2. Svâdhishthâna: Bam, Bham, Mam, Yam, Ram, Lam, Thank You, Mahm
      3. Manipûra: Seat of Fire
      4. Anâhata: The Halls of Air
      5. Vishudda: Sounds Beyond Ears
      6. Ajnâ: Sights Beyond Eyes
      7. Brahmarandhra: Nirvana Shakri
    • “Outro – Prana”