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In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Epic” label released “Ennismore”, the second Colin Blunstone studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Argent and Chris White.

Personnel:

  • Colin Blunstone – vocals; guitar
  • Rod Argent – piano; keyboards
  • Russ Ballard – guitar; piano; keyboards
  • Steve Bingham – bass guitar
  • Jim Rodford – bass guitar
  • Robert Henrit – drums
  • Byron Lye Foot – drums
  • Jim Toomey – drums
  • Terry Poole – drums; bass guitar
  • Phil Dennys – piano; keyboards
  • Pete Wingfield – piano; keyboards
  • Derek Griffiths – guitar
  • Michael Snow – guitar; keyboards
  • Chris Gunning – string arrangements
  • Dan Loggins – adviser
  • Peter Vince – engineer
  • Steve Campbell – cover photography
  • David Lowe – photography

Track listing:

  1. I Don’t Believe in Miracles – Russ Ballard
  2. Quartet: Exclusively for Me – Colin Blunstone, David Jones
  3. Quartet: A Sign from Me to You – Colin Blunstone
  4. Quartet: Every Sound I Heard – Colin Blunstone, David Jones
  5. Quartet: How Wrong Can One Man Be – Colin Blunstone
  6. I Want Some More – Colin Blunstone
  7. Pay Me Later – Colin Blunstone, Phil Dennys
  8. Andorra – Rod Argent, Chris White
  9. I’ve Always Had You – Colin Blunstone
  10. Time’s Running Out – Colin Blunstone
  11. How Could We Dare to Be Wrong – Colin Blunstone, Phil Dennys

On August 27, 1991.

On August 27, 1991, “Epic” label released “Backlash”, the second and final Bad English studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Conway Studios”, “Secret Sound” in Los Angeles., “Can-Am Recorders” and “Zoo Studios”, and was produced by Ron Nevison.

Personnel:

  • John Waite- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Neal Schon- lead guitar, background vocals
  • Ricky Phillips- bass, background vocals
  • Jonathan Cain- keyboards, background vocals
  • Deen Castronovo- drums, background vocals
  • Mark Spiro, Tommy Funderburk- background vocals
  • Ron Nevison – engineer
  • Tony Phillips – vocal producer
  • Rand & Rose – mixing
  • Ted Jensen- mastering

Track listing:

  1. So This Is Eden – John Waite, Jonathan Cain, Russ Ballard
  2. Straight to Your Heart – John Waite, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Mark Spiro
  3. Time Stood Still – John Waite, Ricky Phillips, Jesse Harms
  4. The Time Alone with You – John Waite, Diane Warren, Jonathan Cain
  5. Dancing Off the Edge of the World – John Waite, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon
  6. Rebel Say a Prayer – John Waite, Jonathan Cain, Russ Ballard
  7. Savage Blue – John Waite, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon
  8. Pray for Rain – John Waite, Mark Spiro, Jonathan Cain
  9. Make Love Last – John Waite, Jonathan Cain
  10. Life at the Top – John Waite, Jonathan Cain, Mark Spiro, Tim Pierce

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Epic” label released “One Year”, the debut Colin Blunstone studio album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, and was produced by Rod Argent and Chris White.

Personnel:

  • Colin Blunstone– vocals, guitar
  • Rod Argent– keyboards
  • Russ Ballard– guitar
  • Jim Rodford– bass guitar
  • Robert Henrit– drums
  • Alan Crosthwaite – guitar
  • Rod Argent– arrangement
  • Tony Visconti, John Fiddy, Chris Gunning– arrangements
  • Peter Vince, Jerry Boys – engineering
  • Paul Ostrer – photography

Track listing:

  1. She Loves the Way They Love Her – Rod Argent, Chris White
  2. Misty Roses – Tim Hardin
  3. Smokey Day – Rod Argent, Chris White
  4. Caroline Goodbye – Colin Blunstone
  5. Though You Are Far Away – Colin Blunstone
  6. Mary Won’t You Warm My Bed – Mike d’Abo
  7. Her Song – Rod Argent, Chris White
  8. I Can’t Live Without You – Colin Blunstone
  9. Let Me Come Closer to You – Colin Blunstone
  10. Say You Don’t Mind – Denny Laine

On March 27, 1972.

On March 27, 1972, “Dunhill” label released “Seven Separate Fools”, the eighth Three Dog Night album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Richard Podolor.

Personnel:

  • Mike Allsup– guitar
  • Jimmy Greenspoon– keyboards
  • Danny Hutton– lead and background vocals
  • Chuck Negron– lead and background vocals
  • Joe Schermie– bass guitar
  • Floyd Sneed– drums
  • Cory Wells– lead and background vocals
  • Patrick Sullivan – cello
  • Gary Itri – acoustic guitar
  • Ed Caraeff- art direction, photography, design concept
  • David Larkham – graphics, typography, design concept

Track listing:

  1. Black and White – David I. Arkin, Earl Robinson
  2. My Old Kentucky Home (Turpentine and Dandelion Wine) – Randy Newman
  3. Prelude to Morning – Jimmy Greenspoon
  4. Pieces of April – Dave Loggins
  5. Going in Circles – Jaiananda, Ted Myers
  6. Chained – Russ Ballard
  7. Tulsa Turnaround – Larry Collins, Alex Harvey
  8. In Bed – Tom Baird, Lynn Henderson, Wes Henderson
  9. Freedom for the Stallion – Allen Toussaint
  10. The Writing’s on the Wall – Domenic Troiano
  11. Midnight Runaway – Gary Itri

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Epic” label released “Ennismore”, the second Colin Blunstone studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Rod Argent and Chris White.

Personnel:

  • Colin Blunstone– vocals, guitar
  • Rod Argent– piano, keyboards
  • Russ Ballard– guitar; piano, keyboards
  • Steve Bingham, Jim Rodford– bass guitar
  • Robert Henrit, Byron Lye Foot, Jim Toomey – drums
  • Terry Poole – drums; bass guitar
  • Phil Dennys, Pete Wingfield– piano, keyboards
  • Derek Griffiths – guitar
  • Michael Snow– guitar, keyboards
  • Peter Vince– engineer
  • Steve Campbell – cover photography
  • Chris Gunning– string arrangements
  • Dan Loggins – adviser
  • David Lowe – photography

Track listing:

  1. I Don’t Believe in Miracles – Russ Ballard
  2. Quartet: Exclusively for Me – Colin Blunstone, David Jones
  3. Quartet: A Sign from Me to You – Colin Blunstone
  4. Quartet: Every Sound I Heard – Colin Blunstone, David Jones
  5. Quartet: How Wrong Can One Man Be – Colin Blunstone
  6. I Want Some More – Colin Blunstone
  7. Pay Me Later – Colin Blunstone, Phil Dennys
  8. Andorra – Rod Argent, Chris White
  9. I’ve Always Had You – Colin Blunstone
  10. Time’s Running Out – Colin Blunstone
  11. How Could We Dare to Be Wrong – Colin Blunstone, Phil Dennys

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Columbia” label released “Shangó”, the twelfth Santana studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk, John Ryan, Carlos Santana and Gregg Rolie.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Richard Baker – keyboards
  • Gregg Rolie– organ, vocals
  • David Margen – bass
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • Armando Peraza– congas, bongos, vocals
  • Raul Rekow – congas, vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– timbales, vocals
  • Bill Szymczyk– arranger, engineer, mixing
  • John Ryan – arranger
  • Jim Gaines, Will Herold, Ben King – engineer
  • Maureen Droney – assistant engineer
  • Ray Etzler – director
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Richard Stutting – art direction, design
  • Guido Harari – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Nile – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood, Gregg Rolie
  2. Hold On – Ian Thomas
  3. Night Hunting Time – Paul Brady
  4. Nowhere to Run – Russ Ballard
  5. Nueva York- Carlos Santana, Graham Lear, Raul Rekow, Armando Peraza, Alex Ligertwood, Richard Baker, David Margen, Orestes Vilato, Gregg Rolie
  6. Oxun (Oshūn) – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood, Gregg Rolie, Graham Lear, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Orestes Vilato
  7. Body Surfing – Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood
  8. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) – Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock, Harvey Fuqua
  9. Let Me Inside – Carlos Santana, Solberg
  10. Warrior – David Margen, Richard Baker, Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana
  11. Shangó – Raul Rekow, Orestes Vilato, Armand Peraza

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Reprise” label released “Fire on the Bayou”, the sixth Meters studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sea-Saint Studios”, and was produced by Allen Toussaint, Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, Cyril Neville and George Porter, Jr.

Personnel:

  • George Porter, Jr.– bass guitar
  • Joseph Modeliste– drums, graphic design
  • Leo Nocentelli– guitar, vocals
  • Art Neville– keyboards
  • Cyril Neville– congas, percussion
  • Wardell Quezergue– horn arrangements
  • Russ Ballard– composer
  • Marshall Sehorn– executive producer, remixing
  • Efram Turchick – project manager
  • Tim Livingston – project manager
  • Roberta Grace – engineer
  • Ken Laxton – engineer, remixing
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Al Quaglieri – mastering
  • Bunny Matthews– liner notes
  • Rich Russell – design
  • Paul Howrilla (aka Paul Andrew) – graphic design

Track listing:

All tracks by Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr. except where noted.

  1. Out in the Country
  2. Fire on the Bayou – by Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr., Cyril Neville
  3. Love Slip Upon Ya
  4. Talkin’ ‘Bout New Orleans – Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr., Cyril Neville
  5. They All Ask’d for You
  6. Can You Do Without?
  7. Liar – Russ Ballard
  8. You’re a Friend of Mine
  9. Middle of the Road
  10. Running Fast
  11. Mardi Gras Mambo – Frankie Adams, Lou Welsch, Ken Elliot

In July 1972.

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In July 1972, “Epic” label released “All Together Now”, the third Argent album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Abbey Road” studios, and was produced by Rod Argent and Chris White.

Personnel:

  • Rod Argent– organ, electric piano, vocals
  • Russ Ballard– guitar, piano (on track 3), vocals
  • Jim Rodford– bass guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Robert Henrit– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Argent and Chris White except where noted.

  1. Hold Your Head Up
  2. Keep On Rollin’
  3. Tragedy – Russ Ballard
  4. I Am the Dance of Ages
  5. Be My Lover, Be My Friend
  6. He’s a Dynamo – Russ Ballard
  7. Pure Love

a) Fantasia

b) Prelude

c) Pure Love

d) Finale

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Columbia” label released “Zebop!”, the eleventh Santana studio album. It was recorded 1980-1981, and was produced by Carlos Santana and Bill Graham. The album was certified Platinum in the U.S. by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, background vocals
  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, producer, vocals, background vocals
  • Chris Solberg – guitar, keyboards, vocals, background vocals
  • Alan Pasqua– keyboards, vocals, background vocals
  • Richard Baker – keyboards, organ, piano, synthesizer
  • David Margen – bass
  • Graham Lear– drums
  • Armando Peraza– bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Raul Rekow – congas, percussion, background vocals
  • Orestes Vilató– percussion, timbales, background vocals
  • Keith Olsen– engineer
  • Fred Catero– associate producer, engineer

Track listing:

  1. Changes – Cat Stevens
  2. E Papa Ré – Carlos Santana, Richard Baker, David Margen, Orestes Vilató, Alex Ligertwood
  3. Primera Invasion – Graham Lear, David Margen, Alan Pasqua, Carlos Santana
  4. Searchin’ – Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana, Chris Solberg
  5. Over and Over – Rick Meyers
  6. Winning – Russ Ballard
  7. Tales of Kilimanjaro – Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rékow, Carlos Santana
  8. The Sensitive Kind – J. Cale
  9. American Gypsy – Russ Ballard, Graham Lear, Alex Ligertwood
  10. I Love You Much Too Much – Alexander Olshanetsky, Don Raye, Chaim Tauber
  11. Brightest Star – Alex Ligertwood, Carlos Santana
  12. Hannibal – Alex Ligertwood, Alan Pasqua, Raul Rékow, Carlos Santana

 

In March 1973.

In March 1973, “Epic” label released “In Deep”, the fourth Argent studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Chris White and Rod Argent.

Personnel:

  • Rod Argent– organ, electric piano, vocals
  • Russ Ballard– guitar, vocals
  • Jim Rodford– bass guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Robert Henrit– drums, percussion
  • Derek Griffiths – guitar solo

Track listing:

  1. God Gave Rock and Roll to You – Russ Ballard
  2. It’s Only Money, Part I – Russ Ballard
  3. It’s Only Money, Part II – Russ Ballard
  4. Losing Hold – Rod Argent, Chris White
  5. Be Glad – Rod Argent, Chris White
  6. Christmas for the Free – Rod Argent, Chris White
  7. Candles on the River – Rod Argent, Chris White
  8. Rosie – Russ Ballard