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In February 1963.

In February 1963, “RCA Victor” label released “Mr. Soul”, the eleventh Sam Cooke studio album. It was recorded in August; November and December, 1962, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World”, and was produced by Hugo & Luigi.

Personnel:

  • Sam Cooke – vocals
  • Horace Ott, René Hall– arrangement, conductor
  • Clifton White, Bill Pitman,Tommy Tedesco– guitar
  • Ray Pohlman, Clifford Hils, Red Callender– bass guitar
  • Earl Palmer– drums
  • Ron Rich – percussion
  • Edward Beal, Ernie Freeman, Al Pellegrini, Ernie Freeman– piano
  • Nathan Griffin – organ
  • Sharky Hall – drums
  • Ray Johnson – piano
  • Bill Green, Plas Johnson– saxophone
  • John Ewing – trombone
  • Israel Baker, Robert Barene, Leonard Malarsky, Myron Sandler, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp, Arnold Belnick, Autrey McKissack, Ralph Schaeffer, Robert Barene, Jermoe Reisler – violin
  • Harry Hyams, Alexander Neiman – viola
  • Jesse Ehrlich, Irving Lipschultz, George Neikrug, Emmet Sergeant – cello
  • William Hinshaw – French horn
  • Dave Hassinger– recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. I Wish You Love – Charles Trenet, Lee Wilson, Albert Beach
  2. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  3. Chains of Love- Ahmet Ertegun, under the pseudonym Nugetre
  4. Smoke Rings – Ned Washington, H. Eugene Gifford
  5. All the Way – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Send Me Some Lovin’ – Leo Price, John Marascalco
  7. Cry Me a River – Arthur Hamilton
  8. Driftin’ Blues – Johnny Moore, Charles Brown, Eddie Williams
  9. For Sentimental Reasons – Deek Watson, William Best
  10. Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke
  11. Little Girl – Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry
  12. These Foolish Things – Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey, Harry Link
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In January 1973.

In January 1973, “Nimbus 9” label released “Artificial Paradise”, the eleventh Guess Who studio album. It was recorded in 1972 at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood,  and was produced by Jack Richardson.

Personnel:

  • Burton Cummings- lead vocals, keyboards, flute
  • Kurt Winter- lead guitar
  • Donnie McDougall – rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Bill Wallace- bass, lead and backing vocals
  • Garry Peterson- drums
  • Stanley Winistock – fiddle
  • Vic Anesini – mastering
  • Ralph Chapman – liner notes
  • Brian Christian – engineer
  • Pacific Eye & Ear – concept
  • Marty Slick – liner notes
  • Dennis Smith – technician
  • Lorrie Sullivan – photography
  • Ron Thompson – writer

Track listing:

  1. Bye Bye Babe – Kurt Winter, Bill Wallace
  2. Samantha’s Living Room – Donnie McDougall
  3. Rock and Roller Steam – Kurt Winter, Bill Wallace
  4. Follow Your Daughter Home – Burton Cummings, Kurt Winter, Donnie McDougall, Bill Wallace, Garry Peterson, Stanley Winistock
  5. Those Show Biz Shoes – Burton Cummings
  6. All Hashed Out – Bill Wallace, Kurt Winter, Burton Cummings
  7. Orly – Burton Cummings
  8. Lost and Found Town – Donnie McDougall
  9. Hamba Gahle-Usalang Gahle – Burton Cummings, Kurt Winter, Bill Wallace
  10. The Watcher – Bill Wallace, Burton Cummings

In March 1975.

In March 1975, “RCA Victor” label released “Duit on Mon Dei”, the eleventh Harry Nilsson album. It was recorded 1974-1975, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Harry Nilson.

Personnel:

  • Jesse Ed Davis– guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar– guitar
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Ringo Starr– drums
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Robert Greenidge – drums
  • Klaus Voormann– bass
  • Van Dyke Parks– piano
  • Jane Getz – piano
  • Perry Botkin, Jr.– arranger, orchestra
  • Fredric Nyrow – arranger
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone
  • Gene Cipriano – saxophone
  • Charles Dinwiddie – saxophone
  • Martin M. Drystall – saxophone
  • Jerry Jumonville – saxophone
  • Trevor Lawrence – saxophone
  • John Rotella – saxophone
  • Clifford Shank – saxophone
  • Tommy Shepard – trombon
  • Tony Terran– trumpet
  • Malcolm McNabb – trumpet
  • Joey Deaguero – marimba
  • John Bergamo – marimba
  • Doug Dillard – banjo
  • John– banjo
  • Gene Estes– percussion, Tympani
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Emmett Kennedy – percussion
  • Pat Murphy – percussion, conga
  • Denzil Lauchton – harp
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Gordon Howard Marrow – violin
  • Fredric Myrow – organ
  • Harry Nilsson – vocals
  • Gloria Jones– vocals
  • Zodiac Singers – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Nilsson, except where noted

  1. Jesus Christ You’re Tall
  2. It’s a Jungle Out There
  3. Down by the Sea
  4. Kojak Columbo
  5. Easier for Me
  6. Turn Out the Light
  7. Salmon Falls – Harry Nilsson, Klaus VoormannPuget Sound
  8. What’s Your Sign” (featuring Gloria Jonesand the Zodiac Singers
  9. Home
  10. Good for God

 

 

In February 1972.

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In February 1972, “RCA Victor” label released “Rockin’”, the tenth Guess Who studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jack Richardson. “Rockin’” was the last album to feature Greg Leskiw on guitar.

Personnel:

  • Burton Cummings- lead vocals, piano, keyboards, harmonica
  • Jim Kale- bass, backing vocals
  • Greg Leskiw- rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Kurt Winter- lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Garry Peterson- drums, backing vocals
  • The Guess Who – arrangers
  • Brian Christian – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Heartbroken Bopper – Burton Cummings, Kurt Winter
  2. Get Your Ribbons On – Burton Cummings, Kurt Winter
  3. Smoke Big Factory – Burton Cummings, Kurt Winter, Jim Kale
  4. Arrivederci Girl – Burton Cummings
  5. Guns, Guns, Guns – Burton Cummings
  6. Running Bear – P. Richardson
  7. Back to the City – Burton Cummings, Kurt Winter
  8. Your Nashville Sneakers – Burton Cummings
  9. Herbert’s a Loser – Greg Leskiw, Kurt Winter
  10. Hi Rockers!
  • Sea of Love – Phil Phillips, George Khoury
  • Heaven Only Moved Once Yesterday – Kurt Winter
  • Don’t You Want Me – Burton Cummings

On January 24, 1972.

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On January 24, 1972, “RCA” released the self titled, fourth Cass Elliot studio album. It was recorded in 1971 at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lewis Merenstein and Benny Golson. The album cover photography was by George Hurrell.

Personnel:

  • Cass Elliot – vocals
  • William Cat Anderson – trumpet
  • Gino Bozzacco – trumpet
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Clark Burroughs – vocals
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • Ed Carter – guitar
  • Al Casey– guitar
  • Benny Colson – vocals
  • Reggie Colson – percussion
  • Venetta Fields– vocals, background Vocals
  • Carl Fortina – keyboards, musette
  • Jan Gassman – vocals, background Vocals
  • Benny Golson– arranger, conductor, background vocals, string section
  • Jules “Stix” Greenberg – background Vocals
  • Ed Greene– drums
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Bruce Johnston– keyboards, vocals, background vocals, Fender rhodes
  • Carol Kaye– bass
  • Clydie King– vocals, background vocals
  • Eddie Kusby – trombone
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Sherlie Matthews– vocals, background vocals
  • Maurice – trombone
  • Marilyn Messina – vocals, background vocals
  • Grover Mitchell – trombone
  • Jack Nimitz – baritone saxophone
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Don Randi– piano
  • Jerome Richardson – tenor saxophone
  • Moacir Santos – tenor saxophone
  • Louie Shelton– guitar
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Carl Wilson– vocals
  • Gary Burden– art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Be Home – Randy Newman
  2. Baby I’m Yours – Van McCoy
  3. Jesus Was a Cross Maker – Judee Sill
  4. That Song – Bill Dean
  5.  When It Doesn’t Work Out – Leah Kunkel
  6. I’ll Be There – Bobby Darin
  7. Disney Girls – Bruce Johnston
  8. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Randy Newman
  9. Cherries Jubilee – Marilyn Messina
  10. All in the Game – Carl Sigman, Charles Dawes