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On July 5, 1969.

On July 5, 1969, “Dunhill” label released “Bubblegum, Lemonade and… Something for Mama”, the second Cass Elliot album under the billing “Mama Cass”. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Steve Barri.

Personnel:

  • Mama Cass – vocals
  • Mike Deasy– guitar
  • Red Rhodes– steel guitar
  • Hal Blaine– drums, percussion
  • Steve Barri– percussion
  • Ben Benay – guitar, harmonica
  • Jimmie Haskell– accordion, arranger, conductor
  • Phil Kaye – percussion, engineer
  • Larry Knechtel– organ, piano
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Gary Burden- art direction, design
  • Henry Diltz- photography

Track listing

  1. It’s Getting Better – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  2. Blow Me a Kiss – Jack Carone
  3. Sour Grapes -Tom Ghent
  4. Easy Come, Easy Go – Diane Hildebrand, Jack Keller
  5. I Can Dream, Can’t I? – Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
  6. Welcome To the World – Martin Eagle Siegel, Scott English
  7. Lady Love – Delaney Bramlett
  8. He’s a Runner – Laura Nyro
  9. Move in a Little Closer, Baby – Robert O’Connor, Arnold Jay Capitanelli
  10. When I Just Wear My Smile – Tom V. Lane, Sharyn Pulley
  11. Who’s To Blame – Leah Kunkel

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Ode” label released “Rhymes & Reasons”, the fourth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, piano, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
  • Charles Larkey – electricand string bass
  • Harvey Mason– drums, vibraphone
  • Bobbye Hall– tambourine, shaker, bells, bongo drum, conga drum
  • Daniel Kortchmar– electric guitar
  • David T. Walker– electric guitar
  • Red Rhodes– steel guitar
  • Harry “Sweets” Edison, Robert “Bobby” Bryant – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Ernie Watts– flute
  • Conducted and arranged by David Campbell, Norman Kurban
  • David Campbell, Carole S. Mukogawa – viola
  • Terry King , Nathaniel Rosen – cellos
  • Charles Larkey – string bass
  • Barry Socher, Eliot Chapo, Marcy E. Dicterow, Gorden H. Marron, Sheldon Sanov, Polly Sweeney – violin
  • Hank Cicalo– engineer
  • Steve Mitchell – assistant engineer
  • Chuck Beeson – graphic concept, design
  • Jim McCrary- photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Come Down Easy – Carole King, Toni Stern
  2. My My She Cries – Carole King, Toni Stern
  3. Peace in the Valley – Carole King, Toni Stern
  4. Feeling Sad Tonight – Carole King, Toni Stern
  5. The First Day in August – Carole King, Charles Larkey
  6. Bitter with the Sweet
  7. Goodbye Don’t Mean I’m Gone
  8. Stand Behind Me
  9. Gotta Get Through Another Day
  10. I Think I Can Hear You
  11. Ferguson Road – Gerry Goffin, Carole King

On August 1973.

In August 1973, “Elektra” label released “Valley Hi”, the fifth Ian Matthews album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Michael Nesmith.

Personnel:

  • Ian Matthews- guitar, vocals
  • Michael Nesmith- guitar
  • Red Rhodes- steel guitar
  • Byron Berline- fiddle, violin
  • David Barry- keyboards
  • Billy Graham- bass, fiddle
  • Danny Lane- drums
  • Robert Warford- guitar
  • Jay Lacy– guitar
  • Recording engineer: Terry Dunavan, Fritz Richmond
  • Art direction: Robert Heimall
  • Photography, cover art: Paul Slaughter, Bruce Atkins

Track listing:

  1. Keep On Sailing – Ian Matthews
  2. Old Man at the Mill – traditional
  3. Shady Lies – Richard Thompson
  4. These Days – Jackson Browne
  5. Leaving Alone – Ian Matthews
  6. Seven Bridges Road – Steve Young
  7. Save Your Sorrows -Ian Matthews
  8. What Are You Waiting For – Randy Newman
  9. Propinquity – Michael Nesmith
  10. Blue Blue Day – Don Gibson

 

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “A&M” label released “Diamonds & Rust”, the seventeenth Joan Baez album. It was recorded in January 1975, and was produced by Larry Carlton, David Kershenbaum and Joan Baez.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, acoustic guitar, synthesisers, arranger
  • Larry Carlton– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, arranger
  • Dean Parks– electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Wilton Felder– bass
  • Reinie Press – bass
  • Max Bennett– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Larry Knechtel– piano
  • Joe Sample– electric piano, Hammond organ
  • Hampton Hawes– piano
  • David Paich– piano, electric harpsichord
  • Red Rhodes– pedal steel guitar
  • Malcolm Cecil– synthesisers
  • Tom Scott– flute, saxophone, arranger
  • Jim Horn– saxophone
  • Joni Mitchell– vocal improvisation
  • Rick Lo Tempio – electric guitar
  • Ollie Mitchell – trumpet
  • Buck Monari – trumpet
  • Rick Riggieri – engineer
  • Henry Lewy – engineer
  • Ellis Sorkin – assistant engineer
  • Bob Cato – design

Track listing:

  1. Diamonds & Rust – Joan Baez
  2. Fountain of Sorrow – Jackson Browne
  3. Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer – Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright
  4. Children and All That Jazz – Joan Baez
  5. Simple Twist of Fate – Bob Dylan
  6. Blue Sky – Dickey Betts
  7. Hello in There – John Prine
  8. Jesse – Janis Ian
  9. Winds of the Old Days – Joan Baez
  10. Dida – Joan Baez – duet with Joni Mitchell
  11. Medley: I Dream of Jeannie – Stephen Foster / Danny Boy – Frederick Weatherly

In March 1972.

In March 1972, “Columbia” label released “D&B Together”, the sixth Delaney & Bonnie and Friends album. It was recorded 1969-1971, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett.

Personnel:

  • Delaney Bramlett- guitar, vocals
  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Eric Clapton- guitar, vocals
  • Leon Russell- piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Duane Allman- guitar, vocals
  • Dave Mason- guitar, vocals
  • Carl Radle- bass, vocals
  • John Hartford- banjo, vocals
  • Steve Cropper- guitar, vocals
  • Jim Gordon- drums, vocals
  • Red Rhodes- steel guitar, vocals
  • Jaimoe- drums, vocals
  • Billy Preston- keyboards, piano, vocals
  • Charlie Freeman- guitar, vocals
  • Kenny Gradney- bass, vocals
  • Bobby Whitlock- keyboards, vocals
  • Bobby Keys- saxophone, vocals
  • James Jamerson- bass, vocals
  • Jerry Jumonville- saxophone, vocals
  • King Curtis- saxophone, vocals
  • Larry Knechtel- bass, vocals
  • Darrell Leonard- trumpet, vocals
  • Jim Price- horns, vocals
  • Chuck Rainey- bass, vocals
  • Larry Savoie- trombone, vocals
  • Rita Coolidge- vocals
  • Tina Turner- vocals
  • Venetta Fields- vocals
  • Merry Clayton- vocals
  • Eddie Kendricks- vocals
  • Sam Clayton- vocals
  • Joe Hicks- vocals
  • Patrice Holloway- vocals
  • Tex Johnson- vocals
  • Clydie King- vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews- vocals
  • Gordon De Witty- vocals
  • Jay York- vocals
  • Recording Engineer: Tom Dowd, James Greene
  • Art Direction: Howard Fritzson
  • Photography: David Gahr, Beverly Parker, Sandy Speiser

Track listing:

  1. Only You Know and I Know – Dave Mason
  2. Wade in the River of Jordan – traditional, arr. Delaney Bramlett
  3. Sound of the City – Delaney Bramlett, Joe Hicks
  4. Well, Well – Delaney Bramlett
  5. I Know How It Feels to Be Lonely- Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Ware
  6. Comin’ Home – Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  7. Move ‘Em Out – Steve Cropper, Bettye Crutcher
  8. Big Change Comin – Delaney Bramlett
  9. A Good Thing (I’m on Fire) – Delaney Bramlett, Gordon DeWitty
  10. Groupie (Superstar) – Delaney Bramlett, Leon Russell
  11. I Know Something Good About You – Delaney Bramlett, Joe Hicks
  12. Country Life – Delaney Bramlett, Bobby Whitlock

On March 1970.

tom-rush

In March 1970, “Columbia” label released the seventh, self-titled Tom Rush album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Ed Freeman.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rush – guitar, vocals
  • Trevor Veitch- guitar, mandolin, mandocello
  • David Bromberg- dobro
  • Ed Freeman – 12-string guitar
  • Red Rhodes- steel guitar
  • Warren Bernhardt- organ, piano
  • Paul Griffin- organ
  • Duke Bardwell – bass
  • Ron Carter- bass
  • Herb Lovelle- drums
  • Julie Held – orchestra assembly
  • Jim Reeves – recording engineer
  • Ed Freeman – arranger
  • Don Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

  1. Driving Wheel – David Wiffen
  2. Rainy Day Man – James Taylor, Zachary Wiesner
  3. Drop Down Mama – Sleepy John Estes
  4. Old Man’s Song – Murray McLauchlan
  5. Lullaby – Jesse Colin Young
  6. These Days – Jackson Browne
  7. Wild Child – Fred Neil
  8. Colors of the Sun – Jackson Browne
  9. Livin’ in the Country – Day, W. Winsted
  10. Child’s Song – Murray McLauchlan

In February 1970.

sweet-baby-james

In February 1970, “Warner Bros” label released “Sweet Baby James”, the second James Taylor studio album. It was recorded in December 1969, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Sweet Baby James” at number 103 on its list of the “Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2003 the TV network “VH1” named  the album the 77th greatest album of all time. “Sweet Baby James” was certified 3 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor— guitar, vocals
  • Jack Bielan —brass
  • Chris Darrow —fiddle, violin
  • Carole King— piano, vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar— guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums
  • John London— bass
  • Randy Meisner— bass
  • Red Rhodes— steel guitar
  • Bobby West —double bass

Tracks listing:

All tracks by James Taylor except where noted.

  1. Sweet Baby James
  2. Lo and Behold
  3. Sunny Skies
  4. Steamroller
  5. Country Road
  6. Oh, Susanna – Stephen Foster
  7. Fire and Rain
  8. Blossom
  9. Anywhere Like Heaven
  10. Oh Baby, Don’t You Loose Your Lip on Me
  11. Suite for 20 G

 

On November 1, 1972.

james_taylor_-_one_man_dog

On November 1, 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “One Man Dog”, the fourth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals,  harmonica,  autoharp, bells, cross-cut saw
  • Arthur Baron – bass trombone
  • George Bohanon- trombone
  • Michael Brecker- flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Dash Crofts- mandolin
  • Craig Doerge- piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion, congas, bongos, tambourine, shaker, bells
  • Abigale Haness – backing vocals
  • Steven Edney – backing vocals
  • John Hartford- banjo, fiddle
  • Carole King- backing vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, timbales
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, congas, tambourine, cabasa
  • John McLaughlin- acoustic guitar
  • Mark Paletier – sound effects, saw
  • Red Rhodes- pedal steel guitar
  • Barry Rogers – trombone
  • Linda Ronstadt- backing vocals
  • Carly Simon- backing vocals
  • Leland Sklar- bass, guitarron mexicano
  • Alex Taylor- backing vocals
  • Hugh Taylor- backing vocals
  • Kate Taylor- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by James Taylor, except where noted.

  1. One Man Parade
  2. Nobody But You
  3. Chili Dog
  4. Fool for You
  5. Instrumental I
  6. New Tune
  7. Back on the Street Again – Danny Kortchmar
  8. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  9. Woh, Don’t You Know – Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, James Taylor
  10. One Morning in May – Traditional
  11. Instrumental II
  12. Someone – John McLaughlin
  13. Hymn
  14. Fanfare
  15. Little David
  16. Mescalito
  17. Dance
  18. Jig

 

On January 25, 1970.

John_Phillips_Wolfking_of_L.A.

On January 25, 1970, “Dunhill” label released “John Phillips (John, the Wolf King of L.A.)”, the debut John Phillips solo album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • John Phillips- vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Buddy Emmons- pedal steel
  • James Burton- guitar, dobro
  • Red Rhodes- steel guitar
  • Darlene Love- vocals
  • Fanita James – vocals
  • Jean King – vocals
  • Gordon Terry- fiddle, violin
  • Hal Blaine- drums
  • David Cohen – guitar
  • Eric Hord – guitar
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards
  • Joe Osborn- bass
  • Tom Gundelfinger – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John Phillips, except where noted.

  1. April Anne
  2. Topanga Canyon
  3. Malibu People
  4. Someone’s Sleeping
  5. Drum
  6. Captain
  7. Let It Bleed, Genevieve
  8. Down the Beach
  9. Mississippi
  10. Holland Tunnel

On January 15, 1968.

Notorious Byrd Brothers

On January 15, 1968, “Columbia” label released “The Notorious Byrd Brothers”, the fifth The Byrds studio album. It was recorded June – December, 1967, at the “Columbia Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Gary Usher. In October 1967, in the middle of the recording sessions, David Crosby was fired and  drummer  Michael Clarke left the band , returning briefly before finally being dismissed after completion of the album. Gene Clark, the original band member, who had left the group in early 1966, rejoined for three weeks during the making of the album, before leaving again.

Personnel:

  • Roger McGuinn– lead guitar, Moog synthesizer, vocals
  • David Crosby– rhythm guitar, electric bass, vocals
  • Chris Hillman– electric bass, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • Gene Clark– backing vocal
  • Clarence White, James Burton– guitar
  • Red Rhodes– pedal steel guitar
  • Paul Beaver, Terry Trotter – piano
  • Paul Beaver, Gary Usher– Moog synthesizer
  • Barry Goldberg– organ
  • Dennis McCarthy– celeste
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Lester Harris, Raymond Kelley, Paul Bergstrom, Jacqueline Lustgarten – cello
  • Victor Sazer, Carl West, William Armstrong – violin
  • Alfred McKibbon – double bass
  • Ann Stockton – harp
  • Richard Hyde– trombone
  • Jay Migliori– saxophone
  • Roy Caron, Virgil Fums, Gary Weber – brass
  • Dennis Faust, Gary Usher – percussion
  • Curt Boettcher, Gary Usher – backing vocals
  • Firesign Theatre– sound effects

Track listing:

  1. Artificial Energy – Roger McGuinn,Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke
  2. Goin’ Back – Carole King, Gerry Goffin
  3. Natural Harmony – Chris Hillman
  4. Draft Morning – David Crosby, Chris Hillm, Roger McGuinn
  5. Wasn’t Born to Follow – Carole King, Gerry Goffin
  6. Get to You – Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn
  7. Change Is Now – Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn
  8. Old John Robertson – Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn
  9. Tribal Gathering – David Crosby, Chris Hillma
  10. Dolphin’s Smile – David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn
  11. Space Odyssey – Roger McGuinn, Robert J. Hippard