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In February 1974.

In February 1974, “Bearsville” label released “Todd”, the fifth Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded July – August 1973, at “Wollman Rink” and “Griffin Park” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren – lead and backing vocals, guitars, synthesizers, acoustic and electric pianos, organ, bass, drums, harpsichord, drum machine, percussion, arrangements, engineering
  • Moogy Klingman – organ, grand piano, electric piano, harpsichord
  • Ralph Schuckett – clavinet, organ
  • Buffalo Bill Gelber – bass
  • John Siegler – bass
  • John Miller – bass
  • Kevin Ellman – drums
  • Wells Kelly – drums
  • Peter Ponzol – soprano saxophone
  • Michael Brecker – saxophone
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Andrew Pearce – mastering
  • Steve Hammonds – project coordination
  • Paul Lester – sleeve notes
  • Alen MacWeeney – cover photo
  • Bill Klein, Jr. – photography
  • Joel Shapiro – photography
  • 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 – Gilbert and Sullivan
  7. Drunken Blue Rooster
  8. The Last Ride
  9. Everybody’s Going to Heaven/King Kong Reggae
  10. No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
  11. Useless Begging
  12. Sidewalk Café
  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 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 May 23, 1975.

On May 23, 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 programming, nose 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
  • Jack Malken – recording engineer

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

 

 

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

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 March 2, 1973.

Wizard

On March 2, 1973, “Bearsville” label released “A Wizard, a True Star”, the fourth solo Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded in 1972 and 1973, at “Secret Sound Studio” in New York, and was produced by Todd Rundgren. The cover painting is by Arthur Wood.

Personnel:

  • Todd Rundgren– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– horn
  • Rick Derringer– guitar
  • Mark “Moogy” Klingman– keyboards
  • Jean-Yves “M. Frog” Labat –synthesizer
  • Barry Rogers– trombone
  • David Sanborn– saxophone
  • Ralph Schuckett– keyboards
  • John Siegler –bass guitar, cello
  • John Siomos– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.

  1. International Feel
  2. Never Never Land – Betty Comden,Adolph Green and Jule Styne
  3. Tic Tic Tic It Wears Off
  4. You Need Your Head
  5. Rock and Roll Pussy
  6. Dogfight Giggle
  7. You Don’t Have to Camp Around
  8. Flamingo
  9. Zen Archer
  10. Just Another Onionhead / Da da Dali
  11. When the Shit Hits the Fan/Sunset Blvd.
  12. Le Feel Internacionale
  13. Sometimes I Don’t Know What to Feel
  14. Does Anybody Love You?
  15. Medley
    • I’m So Proud – Curtis Mayfield
    • Ooh Baby Baby – Smokey Robinson and Warren “Pete” Moore
    • La La Means I Love You – William Hart and Thom Bell
    • Cool Jerk – Donald Storball
  16. Hungry for Love
  17. I Don’t Want to Tie You Down
  18. Is It My Name?
  19. Just One Victory