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Oliver Nelson: The Sound of Feeling

In November 1968, “Verve” label released “The Sound of Feeling” (Leonard Feather Presents the Sound of Feeling and The Sound of Oliver Nelson), the 19th Oliver Nelson album.It was recorded in November 1967, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs and in Los Angeles, and was produced by Creed Taylor and Jesse Kaye.

Personnel:

The Sound of Feeling(tracks 1-5)

  • Oliver Nelson – soprano saxophone
  • Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece – vocals
  • Gary David – vocals, piano, marxophone, arranger
  • Chuck Domanico, Ray Neapolitan – bass
  • Dick Wilson – drums

The Oliver Nelson Orchestra (tracks 6-9)

  • Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
  • Al Dailey, Hank Jones – piano
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Grady Tate – drums
  • Phil Kraus, Bobby Rosengarden – mallets, additional percussion
  • Jerome Richardson – soprano saxophone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods – clarinets, alto saxophones
  • Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims – tenor saxophones
  • Danny Bank – baritone saxophone
  • Burt Collins, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder, Snooky Young, Nat Adderley – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, J. J. Johnson – additional trombones
  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Jerome Richardson – flutes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. Waltz Without Words – Gary David
  3. Who Knows What Love Is? – Gary David
  4. Phrases – Alyce Andrece, Rhae Andrece
  5. Circe Revisited – Gary David, Bob Fylling
  6. Ricardo’s Dilemma – Roy Ayers
  7. Patterns for Orchestra – Oliver Nelson
  8. The Sidewalks of New York – Charles B. Lawlor, James W. Blake
  9. Greensleeves – traditional

On February 9, 1970.

The_Doors_-_Morrison_Hotel

On February 9, 1970, “Elektra” label released “Morrison Hotel”, the fifth Doors studio album. It was recorded August 1966, March 1968 and November 1969, at “Elektra Sound Recorders”, and was produced by Paul Rothchild.

Personnel:

  • Jim Morrison– lead vocals, maracas, tambourine
  • Ray Manzarek– tack piano , Gibson G-101 organ , Vox Continental organ , piano Wurlitzer electric piano , Fender Rhodes Piano Basson, Hammond C-3 organ, Rocksichord , Moog modular synthesizer
  • Robby Krieger– guitar
  • John Densmore– drums
  • Lonnie Mack– bass guitar
  • Ray Neapolitan – bass guitar
  • John Sebastian (G. Puglese) – harmonica
  • Gary Burden– sleeve design
  • Henry Diltz– sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. Roadhouse Blues – Jim Morrison
  2. Waiting for the Sun – Jim Morrison
  3. You Make Me Real – Jim Morrison
  4. Peace Frog – Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger
  5. Blue Sunday – Jim Morrison
  6. Ship of Fools – Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger
  7. Land Ho! – Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger
  8. The Spy – Jim Morrison
  9. Queen of the Highway – Jim Morrison
  10. Indian Summer – Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger
  11. Maggie M’Gill – Jim Morrison

On October 18, 1971.

The_Doors_-_Other_Voices

On October 18, 1971, “Elektra” label released “Other Voices”, the seventh Doors studio album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by Bruce Botnick, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore. “Other Voices” was the first Doors album released following the death of Jim Morrison. The three remaining Doors members released the album in October, three months after Morrison’s death.

Personnel:

  • Ray Manzarek– vocals, keyboards
  • Robby Krieger– vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • John Densmore– drums
  • Jack Conrad – bass
  • Jerry Scheff– bass
  • Wolfgang Melz – bass
  • Ray Neapolitan – bass
  • Willie Ruff– acoustic bass
  • Francisco Aguabella– percussion
  • Emil Richards– marimba, kickshaws and whimwhams

Track listing:

  1. In the Eye of the Sun – Ray Manzarek
  2. Variety is the Spice of Life – Robby Krieger
  3. Ships / Sails – Robby Krieger, John Densmore
  4. Tightrope Ride – Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger
  5. Down on the Farm – Robby Krieger
  6. I’m Horny, I’m Stoned – Robby Krieger
  7. Wandering Musician – Robby Krieger
  8. Hang on to Your Life – Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger