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On November 16, 1972.

On November 16, 1972, “Elektra” label released “No Secrets”, the third Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded September – October 1972, at “Trident Studio” in London, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, string arrangements, ARP synthesizer arrangements
  • David Hentschel – ARP synthesizer
  • Peter Robinson – acoustic piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – acoustic piano
  • Bill Payne – organ
  • Paul Keough – acoustic guitar
  • Lowell George – slide guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – bass, acoustic, electric and lead guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Ray Cooper – congas
  • Richard Perry – percussion
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone
  • Kirby Johnson – electric piano, string arrangements, horn arrangements, woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Paul Buckmaster – orchestration, synthesizers; orchestra, synthesizer and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Vicki Brown – backing vocals
  • Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Mick Jagger – backing vocals
  • James Taylor – backing vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals
  • Linda McCartney – backing vocals
  • Paul McCartney – backing vocals
  • Doris Troy – backing vocals
  • Robin Geoffrey Cable – engineer, recording, remixing
  • Mark Berry – recording
  • Bill Schnee – engineer, remixing
  • Doug Sax – disc cutting
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction, design
  • Ed Caraeff – cover photography
  • Peter Simon – inner sleeve photography
  • David Katz – musicians contractor

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. The Right Thing to Do
  2. The Carter Family – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  3. You’re So Vain
  4. His Friends Are More Than Fond of Robin
  5. We Have No Secrets
  6. Embrace Me, Tour Child
  7. Waited So Long
  8. It Was So Easy – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  9. Night Owl – James Taylor
  10. When You Close Your Eyes – Carly Simon, Bill Mernit

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Columbia” label released “Stretch”, the ninth Scott Walker studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Nova Studios” in London, and was produced by Dal Newman.

Personnel:

  • Scott Walker – vocal
  • Brian Daily, Colin Greene – acoustic guitar
  • BJ Cole – Steel Guitar, Dobro 
  • Paul Keogh – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jim Ryan – electric guitar
  • Mike Moran, Ronnie Leahy – keyboards
  • Bruce Lynch, Dave Wintow – bass guitar
  • Chris Lawrence – bass
  • Barry Desouza, Terry Cox – drums
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Del Newman – arranger
  • Richard Dodd – engineer
  • Roslav Szaybo – art direction, design
  • Mike Fowler back cover
  • John Brown photography

Track listing:

  1. Sunshine – Mickey Newbury
  2. Just One Smile – Randy Newman
  3. A Woman Left Lonely – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  4. No Easy Way Down – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. That’s How I Got to Memphis – Tom T.Hall
  6. Use Me – Bill Withers
  7. Frisco Depot – Mickey Newbury
  8. Someone Who Cared – Del Newman
  9. Where Does Brown Begin – Jimmy Webb
  10. Where Love Has Died – Jim Owen
  11. I’ll Be Home – Randy Newman

In May 1972.

In May 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Everything Stops for Tea”, the seventh John Baldry album. It was recorded January – February 1972, at “I.B.C.” and “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Elton John and Rod Stewart.

Personnel:

  • John Baldry – vocals, guitar
  • Elton John – piano, backing vocals
  • Rod Stewart – banjo, backing vocals
  • Madeline Bell – vocals
  • Doris Troy – vocals
  • Liza Strike – vocals
  • Barry St. John – vocals
  • James Litherland – guitar
  • Bob Weston – guitar
  • Davey Johnstone – guitar
  • Sam Mitchell – steel guitar
  • Ian Armit – keyboards
  • Jimmy Horowitz – keyboards
  • Stefan Delft – viola
  • Richard Brown – bass guitar
  • Bill Smith – bass guitar
  • John Porter – bass guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • John Dentith – drums
  • Nigel Olsson – drums
  • Terry Stannard – drums
  • Micky Waller – percussion
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Ronnie Wood – cover drawing

Track listing:

  1. Intro: Come Back Again – Ross Wilson
  2. Seventh Son – Willie Dixon
  3. Wild Mountain Thyme – traditional; arranged by John Baldry, Davey Johnstone
  4. Iko Iko – Sharon Jones, Jesse Thomas, Joe Jones, Mary Lynn Jones
  5. Jubilee Cloud – John Kongos, Peter Leroy
  6. Everything Stops for Tea – Al Goodhart, Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler
  7. You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover – Willie Dixon
  8. Mother Ain’t Dead – traditional
  9. Hambone – Sam Mitchell
  10. Lord Remember Me – Myrtle Jackson
  11. Armit’s Trousers – Ian Armit

On April 23, 1973.

On April 23, 1973, “Columbia” label released “The Tin Man Was a Dreamer”, the second Nicky Hopkins studio album. It was recorded in 1972 – 1973, at “Apple Studios” in London, “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Briggs and Nicky Hopkins.

Personnel:

  • Nicky Hopkins – vocals, piano, organ
  • Chris Rae – acoustic guitar
  • Mike Egan – acoustic guitar
  • Mick Taylor – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Chris Spedding – electric guitar
  • George Harrison – electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • Ray Cooper – congas, percussion
  • Prairie Prince – drums
  • Jerry Lynn Williams – vocals
  • Bobby Keys – saxophones
  • Jim Horn – saxophone
  • Jim Price – trumpet
  • Del Newman – string and brass arrangements

Track listing:

Personnel:

All tracks by Nicky Hopkins, except where noted.

  1. Sundown in Mexico
  2. Waiting for the Band
  3. Edward
  4. Dolly – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  5. Speed On – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  6. The Dreamer
  7. Banana Anna – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  8. Lawyer’s Lament – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  9. Shout It Out – Nicky Hopkins, Jerry Lynn Williams
  10. Pig’s Boogie

On May 30, 2000.

On May 30, 2000, “Roadrunner” label released “Groovin’”, the third Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2000, and was produced by Bill Wyman and Terry Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Bill Wyman– bass, arrangements
  • Terry Taylor– lead, rhythm and acoustic guitar
  • Graham Broad– drums
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Albert Lee– lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Martin Taylor–lead guitar
  • Mick Taylor– lead and slide guitar
  • Andy Fairweather Low– lead-guitar
  • Tommy Emmanuel– lead, slide, acoustic and rhythm guitar
  • Georgie Fame– lead vocals, organ, piano
  • Dave Hartley – piano lead vocals,
  • Nick Payn – harmonica, horns
  • Frank Mead – horns
  • Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Jerry Portnoy– harmonica
  • Chris Hall – accordion
  • Gerry Hogan – pedal steel guitar
  • Anthony Kerr– vibraphone
  • Eddie Hession – accordion
  • Beverley Skeete – lead and backing vocals
  • Adrian Byron Burns – lead vocals
  • Anita Kelsey, Sara Skeete, Janice Hoyte, Keeley Coburn, Melanie Redmond, Susie Webb, Zoe Nicholas – backing vocals
  • Nick Payn – horn arrangements
  • Brian Tench – mixing
  • Stuart Epps – engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering
  • Russ Kane – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Tell You a Secret – Bill Wyman, Terry Taylor
  2. Groovin’ – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  3. Rough Cut Diamond – Bill Wyman, Terry Taylor
  4. Mood Swing – Keith Sewell, Nial Toner, Wendy Buckner
  5. Hole in the Wall – Bull Wyman, Terry Taylor
  6. Can’t Get My Rest at Night – J. David Ray
  7. I Put a Spell on You – Jay Hawkins
  8. Tomorrow Night – Bill Wyman
  9. I Want to Be Evil – Judson, Taylor
  10. Rhythm King – Georgie Fame
  11. Daydream – John Sebastian
  12. Oh! Baby – Barbara Linda Ozen
  13. Streamline Woman – Bill Wyman, Terry Taylor
  14. Yesterdays – Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach

On January 27, 1984.

On January 27, 1984, “Polydor” label released “4,000 Weeks’ Holiday”, album by Ian Dury & The Music Students. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Adam Kidron.

Personnel:

  • Ian Dury– vocals (credited by the pseudonym ‘D. Poundcake’)
  • Michael McEvoy;– bass, keyboards, synthesizers, brass arranger
  • Merlin Rhys-Jones – guitar
  • Tag Lamche – drums
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Jamie Talbot– saxophones
  • Steve Sidwell– trumpet, clarinet
  • Neil Sidwell – trombone
  • Geoff Castle – synthesisers
  • Chaz Jankel– lead guitar
  • Ed Speight – lead guitar
  • Chris Taylor – drums
  • Rico Rodriguez– trombone
  • Davey Payne– saxophones
  • Jackie Challenor, Lorenza Johnson, Mae McKenna, Humphrey Dorsett, Andy Fairweather-Low- backing vocals
  • Alan Douglas – engineer
  • Keith Nixon – assistant engineer
  • Barney Bubbles- design

Track listing:

  1. (You’re My) Inspiration – Ian Dury, Michael McEvoy
  2. Friends – Ian Dury, Russell Hardy
  3. Tell Your Daddy – Ian Dury, Roderick Melvin
  4. Peter the Painter – Ian Dury, Michael McEvoy
  5. Ban the Bomb – Ian Dury, Russell Hardy
  6. Percy the Poet – Ian Dury, Michael McEvoy
  7. Very Personal – Ian Dury, Russell Hardy
  8. Take Me To The Cleaners – Ian Dury, Michael McEvoy
  9. The Man With No Face – Ian Dury, Russell Hardy
  10. Really Glad You Came – Ian Dury, Michael McEvoy

In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Epic” label released “Essence to Essence”, the eleventh Donovan studio album. It was recorded September – October 1973, at “Morgan Studios”, and was produced by Donovan Leitch and Andrew Loog Oldham.

Personnel:

  • Donovan – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Henry McCullough, Danny Kortchmar, Doug Schlink, Neil Hubbard, Peter Frampton- electric guitar
  • Alan Spenner, Carl Radle, Leland Sklar, Paul Ossola – bass
  • Danny Thompson- double bass
  • Carole King, Craig Doerge, Jean Roussel, Nicky Hopkins- piano
  • Nicky Hopkins – electric piano
  • Bobby Whitlock- organ
  • Bruce Rowland, Denny Seiwell, Jim Gordon, Russell Kunkel- drums
  • Ray Cooper- percussion
  • Tom Scott- woodwind
  • Jack Emblow – accordion
  • Chris Nicholls – bass flute
  • Simon Jeffes- koto
  • The Scratch Band – background vocals
  • Andrew Powell, Del Newman, Nicky Harrison – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Donovan Leitch.

  1. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
  2. Lazy Daze
  3. Life Goes On
  4. There is an Ocean
  5. Dignity of Man
  6. Yellow Star
  7. Divine Daze of Deathless Delight
  8. Boy for Every Girl
  9. Saint Valentine’s Angel
  10. Life is a Merry-Go-Round
  11. Sailing Homeward

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “A&M” label released “Whatever’s for Us”, the debut Joan Armatrading album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Château d’Hérouville” in France, “Trident Studios” and “Marquee Studios” in London, and was produced by Gus Dudgeon. The album was collaboration between Joan Armatrading and singer-songwriter Pam Nestor.

Personnel:

  • Joan Armatrading – vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, harmonium
  • Davey Johnstone- guitars, sitar
  • Larry Steele – bass guitar
  • Chris Hughes – saxophone
  • Gerry Conway, Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Ray Cooper– percussion, vibes
  • Robin Geoffrey Cable, Ken Scott, Roy Baker, Phil Dunne – engineers
  • Del Newman – string, horns arrangements
  • Chris Hughes – brass arrangements
  • John Hays – art direction
  • Sumiko Davies – cover design
  • Derek Davies – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Armatrading and Pam Nestor, except where noted.

  1. My Family
  2. City Girl – Joan Armatrading
  3. Spend a Little Time – Joan Armatrading
  4. Whatever’s for Us, for Us
  5. Child Star
  6. Visionary Mountains
  7. It Could Have Been Better
  8. Head of the Table
  9. Mister Remember Me
  10. Gave It a Try
  11. Alice
  12. Conversation – Joan Armatrading
  13. Mean Old Man
  14. All the King’s Gardens

 

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Edsel Records” label released “Sing Children Sing”, the debut Lesley Duncan album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Jimmy Horowitz.

Personnel:

  • Lesley Duncan – vocals, guitar, mandolin
  • Jimmy Horowitz – organ, piano, celeste, keyboards
  • Toni Campo – bass
  • Terry Cox– drums
  • Elton John– piano
  • Tristan Fry– percussion
  • Joe Moretti – guitar
  • Chris Spedding– guitar, bouzouki
  • Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Engineered by Andy Knight, Mike Claydon
  • Art direction by John Hays
  • David Katz – string arrangements

Track listing:

All songs by Lesley Duncan unless otherwise noted.

  1. Chain Of Love – Lesley Duncan, Jimmy Horowitz
  2. Lullaby
  3. Help Me Jesus
  4. Rubin
  5. Rainbow Games
  6. Love Song
  7. Sunshine (Send Them Away)
  8. Crying In The Sun- Lesley Duncan, Jimmy Horowitz
  9. Emma – Lesley Duncan, Jimmy Horowitz
  10. If You Won’t Be Mine
  11. Sing Children Sing