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In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Columbia” label released “Mirror Image”, the seventh Blood, Sweat & Tears studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Henry Cosby.


  • Jerry Fisher – vocals
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet
  • Ron McClure– bass
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar, lead and background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Jerry LaCroix – saxophone, vocals
  • Bill Tillman – saxophone
  • Robert Mason – synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dom Um Romão– percussion
  • Warren Smith – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Tell Me That I’m Wrong – Patricia Cosby
  2. Look Up to the Sky – Anthony Klatka, Jerry LaCroix, Julian LaCroix
  3. Love Looks Good on You (You’re Candy Sweet) – Sharon Brown, Patricia Cosby
  4. Hold on to Me – Dave Bargeron
  5. Thinking of You – Tony Klatka, Jerry LaCroix
  6. Are You Satisfied – Dave Bargeron, Jerry Fisher, Jerry Lacroix, Georg Wadenius
  7. Movement I-Maglomania – Larry Willis
  8. Movement II-Mirror Image – Ron McClure
  9. Movement III-South Mountain Shuffle – Tony Klatka
  10. Movement IV-Rock Reprise – Dave Bargeron, Jerry Fisher, Jerry LaCroix, Georg Wadenius
  11. She’s Coming Home – Jerry Fisher, Georg Wadenius


In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Blue Thumb” label released the debut, self-titled Pointer Sisters album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.


  • Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, June Pointer– vocals
  • Gaylord Birch– drums
  • Tom Salisbury– piano
  • Ron McClure– acoustic bass, electric bass
  • Willie Fulton– electric guitar
  • Ed Marshall– drums Rod Ellicott – bass
  • Norman Landsberg– piano
  • The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils– backing band
  • David Rubinson& Friends, Inc. mix-down engineer
  • Norman Landsberg – associate producer
  • Fred Catero, Jeremy Zatkin– recording engineers, mix-down engineers
  • George Horne– mastering engineer
  • B. Greene– portraiture, design

Track listing:

  1. Yes We Can Can – Allen Toussaint
  2. Cloudburst – Leroy Kirkland, Jimmy Harris
  3. Jada – Pointer Sisters, Bruce Good, Jeff Cohen
  4. River Boulevard – Barbara Mauritz
  5. Old Songs – John Shine, Bruce Good
  6. That’s How I Feel – Wilton Felder
  7. Sugar – Pointer Sisters
  8. Pains and Tears – Norman Landsberg
  9. Naked Foot – Neal Tate
  10. Wang Dang Doodle – Willie Dixon

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Columbia” label released “New City”, the eighth Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was produced by was recorded 1974-1975, and Jimmy Ienner.


  • David Clayton-Thomas– vocals
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone, tuba, baritone horn, bass trumpet
  • Bobby Colomby– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Joe Giorgianni – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Ron McClure– bass
  • Bill Tillman – saxophone, background vocals
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar, background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Mike Corbett – background vocals
  • Greg Calbi– engineer
  • Tom Dwyer – assistant
  • Rod O’Brien – assistant engineer
  • Carmine Rubino – engineer
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Ride Captain Ride – Skip Konte, Franke Konte, Mike Pinera, Carlos Pinera
  2. Life – Allen Toussaint
  3. No Show – Ron McClure
  4. I Was a Witness to a War – Danny Meehan, Bobby Scott
  5. One Room Country Shack – John Lee Hooker, traditional
  6. Applause – Janis Ian
  7. Yesterday’s Music – Clayton-Thomas, William Smith
  8. Naked Man – Randy Newman
  9. Got to Get You into My Life – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  10. Takin’ It Home – Bobby Colomby


In February 1974.


In February 1974, “Blue Thumb” label released “That’s a Plenty”, the second Pointer Sisters album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Frabcisco; “Quadraphonic Studios” in Nashville, and “Western Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.


  • Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Bonnie Pointer, June Pointer– vocals
  • Gaylord Birch– drums
  • John Neumann – bass
  • Tom Salisbury – keyboards, silverton accordion
  • David Grisman– mandolin
  • Herbie Hancock– piano, electric piano, clavinet, arp synthesizer
  • Ron McClure– bass
  • Bonnie Raitt– slide guitar
  • Jack Viertell, Jesse Ed Davis– electric guitar
  • Paul Jackson– bass
  • Harry “Sweets” Edison– trumpet
  • Britt Woodman– trombone
  • John Shine – guitar
  • Jim Rothermel – clarinet
  • Floyd Cooley – tuba
  • Gordon Messick – trombone
  • James Goodwin – trumpet
  • David Briggs– piano
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Weldon Myrick – pedal steel guitar
  • Ken Buttrey– drums
  • Robert Thompson – acoustic guitar
  • Norman Spicher – fiddle
  • Bill Summers– African talking drum, shekere, congas
  • Tom Salisbury, Jeffrey Cohen, Bruce Good – associate producers
  • Jeremy Zatkin, Fred Catero, David Rubinson – recording engineers
  • George Horn, Phil Brown – mastering engineers
  • David Rubinson – arrangements
  • Norman Landsberg, Jeffrey Cohen, Bruce Good – vocal arrangement
  • Randy Tuten – cover art
  • Herb Greene– art direction, photography

Track listing:

  1. Bangin’ on the Pipes / Steam Heat (Medley) – Bruce Good, Jeffrey Cohen, Richard Adler, Jerry Ross
  2. Salt Peanuts – Bruce Good, Jeffrey Cohen, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke
  3. Grinning in Your Face – Son House
  4. Shaky Flat Blues – June Pointer, Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer
  5. That’s a Plenty”/ Surfeit, U.S.A. (Medley) – Ray Gilbert, Lew Pollack/ Good, Cohen
  6. Little Pony – Neal Hefti, Jon Hendricks, Dave Lambert
  7. Fairytale – A.Pointer, B.Pointer
  8. Black Coffee – Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke
  9. Love in Them There Hills – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Roland Chambers

On January 3, 2016.


On January 3, 2016, Hyman Paul Bley died aged 83. He was pianist best known as one of the most important figures of the free jazz movement of the 60s and for his innovations and influence on trio playing. He has recorded and performed with many famous musicians, including: Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Percy Heath, Al Levitt, Dave Pike, Charlie Haden, Lennie McBrowne, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins, Steve Swallow, Pete LaRoca, Dewey Johnson,  Marshall Allen, Eddie Gómez, Milford Graves, Kent Carter, Barry Altschul, Mark Levinson, Paul Motian, Billy Elgart, John Gilmore, Annette Peacock, Dick Youngstein, Glen Moore, Frank Tusa, Steve Hass, Bobby Moses, Han Bennink, Dave Holland, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Bruce Ditmas, Jimmy Giuffre, Bill Connors, Lee Konitz, George Cross McDonald, Chet Baker, John Scofield, Jesper Lundgaard, Aage Tanggaard, John Surman, Bill Frisell, Ron McClure, John Abercrombie, Red Mitchell, Michal Urbaniak, Bob Cranshaw,  Keith Copeland, Hans Koch, Franz Koglmann, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Tony Oxley, Jane Bunnett, Herbie Spanier, Geordie McDonald, Evan Parker, Barre Phillips, Furio Di Castri, David Eyges, Bruce Ditmas, Sonny Greenwich, Rich Perry, Jay Anderson, Victor Lewis, Masahiko Togashi, Jakob Bro, Don Ellis, Sonny Rollins and Andreas Willers.