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In December 1977.

In December 1977, “Columbia” label released “Menagerie”, the sixth Bill Withers studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “A&R Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Bill Withers, Keni Burke, Clarence McDonald and Clifford Coulter.

Personnel:

  • Bill Withers – lead and backing vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Ray Parker Jr. – guitar
  • Clarence McDonald – keyboards, string arrangements, horn arrangements, arrangements
  • Dean Gant – keyboards
  • Clifford Coulter – keyboards, synthesizer solo
  • Mike Jones – synthesizers
  • Jerry Knight – bass
  • Keni Burke – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums, shaker
  • Alvin Taylor – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion
  • Paul Riser – horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Charles Veal – concertmaster
  • Pat Hodges – backing vocals
  • Denita James – backing vocals
  • Jessica Smith – backing vocals
  • Phil Jantaas – assistant engineer
  • Roger Carpenter – design
  • Lou Beach – illustration
  • Elliot Gilbert – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Withers, except where noted.

  1. Lovely Day – Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough
  2. I Want to Spend the Night
  3. Lovely Night for Dancing
  4. Then You Smile at Me – Bill Withers, Clarence McDonald
  5. She Wants To (Get on Down) – Bill Withers, Larry Nash
  6. It Ain’t because of Me Baby – Bill Withers, Michael Jones
  7. Tender Things
  8. Wintertime – Cliff Coulter
  9. Let Me Be the One You Need – Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Year of Sunday”, the third Seals and Crofts album. It was recorded in 1971, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood and “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Louie Shelton.

Personnel:

  • Jim Seals – vocals, guitar, fiddle
  • Dash Crofts – vocals, mandolin
  • Louie Shelton – guitar
  • Larry Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Bobby Lichtig – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Victor Feldman – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Seals and Dash Crofts, except where noted.

  1. When I Meet Them
  2. ‘Cause You Love – Jim Seals
  3. Antoinette
  4. High on a Mountain – Bobby Lichtig, Jim Seals
  5. Year of Sunday
  6. Paper Airplanes
  7. Irish Linen
  8. Springfield Mill – Jim Seals, Vince Clark
  9. Ancient of the Old
  10. Sudan Village

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “A&M” label released “The Lady’s Not for Sale”, the third Rita Coolidge studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Wally Heider Studios” and “Sunset Sound “ in Los Angeles   and was produced by David Anderle.

Personnel:

  • Rita Coolidge – vocals
  • Marc Benno – guitar
  • Al Kooper – lead guitar
  • John Sebastian – harmonica
  • Jerry McGee – acoustic guitar
  • Bernie Leadon – guitar
  • Al Perkins Jr. – pedal steel and National slide guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Booker T. Jones – flute, background vocals
  • Carl Radle – bass
  • Lee Sklar – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums, percussion

The Dixie Flyers

  • Charlie Freeman – guitar
  • Marc Benno – guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar
  • Al Perkins Jr. – pedal steel guitar
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Tommy McClure – bass
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Marc Benno – arrangements                                                                                
  • Kris Kristofferson – backing vocals, arrangement
  • Priscilla Jones, Donna Weiss, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Maxine Willard – backing vocals
  • Glyn Johns, John Haeny, Richie Moore – recording engineer
  • David Anderle – mixing
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Chuck Beeson – design
  • Bob Jenkins – front and back cover photography

Track listing:

  1. My Crew – Priscilla Jones, Booker T. Jones
  2. Fever – Johnny Davenport, Eddie Cooley
  3. Bird on a Wire – Leonard Cohen
  4. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – Bob Dylan
  5. A Woman Left Lonely – Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn
  6. Whiskey Whiskey – Tom Ghent
  7. Everybody Loves a Winner – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  8. Donut Man – Marc Benno, Irvin Benno
  9. Inside of Me – Marc Benno, Irvin Benno, Mike Utley
  10. The Lady’s Not for Sale – Kris Kristofferson, Carol Pugh

On June 11, 1976.

On June 11, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Beautiful Noise”, the tenth Neil Diamond album. It was recorded 1975 – 1976, at “Shangri La Studio”, “Kendun Recorders” and “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Robbie Robertson.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – vocals, acoustic and rhythm guitar, dobro
  • Robbie Robertson – guitar
  • Richard Bennett – guitar 
  • Jesse Ed Davis – guitar
  • Larry Knechtel – piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Alan Lindgren – piano, synthesizer
  • David Paich – Fender Rhodes, piano
  • Garth Hudson – Hammond organ, Lowrey organ
  • James Newton Howard – ARP, synthesizer
  • Dr. John – Hammond organ
  • Bob James – piano, arrangement, Fender Rhodes
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Bob Boucher – bass guitar, ARP
  • Dennis St. John – drums, percussion
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums, congas, harmony vocals
  • Joe Lala – percussion, tambourine, congas
  • Bob Findley – trumpet
  • Jerome Richardson – flute, clarinet
  • Linda Press – backing vocals
  • Nick DeCaro – arrangements, accordion

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond, except where noted.

  1. Beautiful Noise
  2. Stargazer
  3. Lady Oh
  4. Don’t Think…Feel
  5. Surviving the Life
  6. If You Know What I Mean
  7. Street Life
  8. Home Is a Wounded Heart
  9. Jungletime
  10. Signs
  11. Dry Your Eyes – Neil Diamond, Robbie Robertson

On January 11, 1974.

On January 11, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Hotcakes”, the fourth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in September 1973, at “Producers Workshop” in Los Angeles, and October – November 1973, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, whistle
  • James Taylor – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, horn arrangements and conductor
  • Kenny Ascher – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • Dr. John – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • David Spinozza – electric guitar
  • Bucky Pizzarelli – electric guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – electric guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar
  • Richard Davis – string bass
  • Larry Brean – slap bass 
  • Rick Marotta – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – congas, percussion
  • George Devens – cabasa
  • Paul Buckmaster – string and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Howard Johnson – baritone saxophone, tuba 
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Barry Rogers – trombone 
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Carl Hall – backing vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – backing vocals
  • Todd Graff – backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals
  • Benny Diggs – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Richard Perry – backing vocals
  • Harry Maslin – engineer, remix
  • Bill Schnee – engineer, remix
  • Blasie Castellano – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Vincent Cesi (Push Pin Studios) – art direction, design
  • Ed Caraeff – cover photography
  • Vieri Salvadori – centerfold pgotography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Safe and Sound – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Mind on my Man
  3. Think I’m Gonna Have a Baby
  4. Older Sister
  5. Just Not True
  6. Hotcakes – James Taylor
  7. Misfit
  8. Forever My Love – Carly Simon, James Taylor
  9. Mockingbird – Inez Foxx, Charlie Foxx, James Taylor
  10. Grownup – Carly Simon
  11. Haven’t Got Time for the Pain – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman

On July 16, 1982.

On July 16, 1982, “Asylum” label released “The Envoy”, the fifth Warren Zevon studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Record One” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Warren Zevon, Greg Ladanyi, and Waddy Wachtel.

Personnel:

  • Warren Zevon– vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer, electric piano
  • Waddy Wachtel– guitar, percussion, harmony vocals
  • David Landau – guitar, backing vocals
  • Leland Sklar– bass guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, log drums, puili sticks
  • Don Henley– harmony vocals
  • Lindsey Buckingham– harmony vocals
  • Jim Horn– recorders, saxophone
  • Jordan Zevon– harmony vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Jorge Calderón– harmony vocals
  • Danny Kortchmar– guitar
  • LeRoy Marinell – guitar
  • Mike Botts– drums
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • D. Souther– backing and harmony vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass guitar
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Kenny Edwards– bass guitar
  • Graham Nash– harmony vocals
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Jamie Ledner, Wayne Tadouye – engineers
  • Jimmy Wachtel– design, cover photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Zevon, except where noted.

  1. The Envoy
  2. The Overdraft – Thomas McGuane, Warren Zevon
  3. The Hula Hula Boys
  4. Jesus Mentioned
  5. Let Nothing Come Between You
  6. Ain’t That Pretty at All – LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon
  7. Charlie’s Medicine
  8. Looking for the Next Best Thing – Kenny Edwards, LeRoy Marinell, Warren Zevon

On June 25, 1976.

On June 25, 1976, “ABC” label released “Whistling Down the Wire”, the third Crosby & Nash album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by David Crosby and Graham Nash.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby— vocals, guitar
  • Graham Nash— vocals, acoustic and aelectric guitar, harmonica
  • David Lindley— electric, pedal steel and slide guitar, violin, viola
  • Danny Kortchmar— electric guitar, dobro
  • Laura Allan — zither
  • Craig Doerge— piano, electric piano, organ, glass harmonica
  • Tim Drummond— bass
  • Russ Kunkel— drums, percussion
  • Lee Holdridge— string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp — orchestra leader
  • Stephen Barncard, Don Gooch — engineer
  • Gary Burden— art direction
  • Joel Bernstein — photography

Track listing:

  1. Spotlight – Graham Nash, Danny Kortchmar
  2. Broken Bird – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  3. Time After Time – David Crosby
  4. Dancer – David Crosby
  5. Mutiny – Graham Nash
  6. B. s’ Blues – Graham Nash
  7. Marguerite – Graham Nash
  8. Take at All – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  9. Foolish Man – David Crosby
  10. Out of the Darkness – David Crosby, Graham Nash, Craig Doerge

On June 24, 1980.

On June 24, 1980, “Asylum” label released “Hold Out”, the sixth Jackson Browne album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “The Sound Factory”, “Record One” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jackson Browne and Greg Ladanyi.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – lead vocals, acoustic piano, guitar
  • David Lindley– electric guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Craig Doerge– acoustic piano, Hammond organ, string synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Bill Payne– Hammond organ, string synthesizer
  • Bob Glaub– bass guitar
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Rick Marotta– hi-hat, tom-toms, drums
  • Joe Lala– percussion
  • Danny Kortchmar– maracas
  • Rosemary Butler– background vocals
  • Doug Haywood – background vocals
  • Rusty Conway, Donald Miller – production assistant
  • Greg Ladanyi – engineer
  • Brent Averill, Niko Bolas, James Ledner, Jim Nipar, Sergio Reyes, Karen Siegal, George Ybarra – assistant engineer
  • Buford Jones – mixing
  • Doug Sax– mastering
  • Dawn Patrol – album cover
  • Jimmy Wachtel – design, photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted.

  1. Disco Apocalypse
  2. Hold Out
  3. That Girl Could Sing
  4. Boulevard
  5. Of Missing Persons
  6. Call It a Loan – Jackson Browne, David Lindley
  7. Hold On Hold Out – Jackson Browne, Craig Doerge

On June 6, 1989.

On June 6, 1989, “Elektra” label released “World in Motion”, the ninth Jackson Browne album. It was recorded in 1988, at “Groove Masters” in Santa Monica, CA, “The Power Station” in New York City, “Island Studios” in London, “Studio Devout” in  Paris, and was produced by Jackson Browne and Scott Thurston.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – lead vocals, lead, resonator and baritone guitar, piano, baritone guitar, keyboards, drum programming
  • Craig Doerge– keyboards
  • Doug Haywood – keyboards, organ, harmony vocals
  • Ray Lema– keyboards, harmony vocals
  • Jorge Strunz – acoustic gut-string guitar
  • Scott Thurston– bass, keyboards, guitar, harmony vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass guitar, guitar
  • Kevin Dukes– guitar, acoustic and electric guitar
  • David Lindley– lap steel guitar
  • Yves N’Djock – guitar
  • Robbie Shakespeare– bass
  • Sly Dunbar– drums
  • Walfredo Reyes, Jr.– drums
  • Michael Jochum– drums, tom tom
  • Russ Kunkel– drums, drum programming
  • Alex Acuña– percussion
  • Brice Wouassy – percussion
  • Hugo Pedroza – charango, tiple
  • Salif Keita– Malian vocals
  • David Crosby– harmony vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt– harmony vocals
  • Lori B. Williams – harmony vocals
  • Drummie Zeb– harmony vocals
  • Djene Doumbouya – harmony vocals
  • Brinsley Dan Forde– harmony vocals
  • Tony Gad – harmony vocals
  • Bill Irvin – production assistant
  • James Geddes, Paul Smykle – engineer
  • Terry Becker, Jim Nipar, David Tickle, Phillippe Boisse, Roy Hendrickson – additional engineer
  • Scott Blockland, Ingmar Kiang – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax– mastering
  • Ed Wong – technical engineer
  • Dawn Patrol, Jimmy Wachtel – art direction, design
  • Annie Leibovitz – photography
  • Francisco Letelier – paintings

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted:

  1. World in Motion – Jackson Browne, Craig Doerge
  2. Enough of the Night
  3. Chasing You into the Light
  4. How Long
  5. Anything Can Happen
  6. When the Stone Begins to Turn
  7. The Word Justice – Jackson Browne, Scott Thurston
  8. My Personal Revenge – Tomás Borge, Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, translation by Jorge Calderón
  9. I Am a Patriot – Steven Van Zandt
  10. Lights and Virtues

 

On March 11, 1972.

On March 11, 1972, “Elektra” label released “Heads & Tales”, the debut Harry Chapin album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Elektra Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jac Holzman.

Personnel:

  • Harry Chapin– vocals, guitar
  • Steve Chapin– keyboards
  • Ronald Palmer – vocals, guitar
  • John Wallace– vocals, bass
  • Russ Kunkel- drums, percussion
  • Tim Scott – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Chapin.

  1. Could You Put Your Light On, Please
  2. Greyhound
  3. Everybody’s Lonely
  4. Sometime, Somewhere Wife
  5. Empty
  6. Taxi
  7. Any Old Kind of Day
  8. Dogtown
  9. Same Sad Singer