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Mark Almond: Mark Almond II

In November 1971, “Blue Thumb” label released “Mark Almond II”, the second Mark Almond album. It was recorded in 1971, in San Francisco, Sausalito, London, and Los Angeles and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Jon Mark – lead vocals, classical and 12-string guitars, electric guitar, percussion
  • Tommy Eyre – harmony vocals, concert piano, electric piano, flute, percussion 
  • Johnnie Almond – harmony vocals, soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, vibraphone, flute, percussion
  • Roger Sutton – second and harmony vocals, bass, cello, percussion
  • Dannie Richmond – harmony vocals, drums, percussion
  • Bruce Botnick – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Mark, except where noted.

The Sausalito Bay Suite

  1. The Bridge
  2. The Bay
  3. Solitude
  4. Friends

Journey Through England

  • One Way Sunday
  • Sunset – Roger Sutton
  • Ballad of a Man

Paul Kantner: Blows Against the Empire

In November 1970, “RCA Victor” label released “Blows Against the Empire”, the debut Paul Kantner album. It was released under the name Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship, and was the first album to use the “Starship” moniker. It was recorded in 1970, at “Pacific High” and “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Paul Kantner,

Personnel:

  • Paul Kantner – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, bass machine, design
  • Grace Slick – vocals, piano
  • Jerry Garcia – vocals, banjo, lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, sound effects
  • David Crosby – lead and backing vocals, guitar, engineer
  • Peter Kaukonen – lead guitar
  • Jack Casady – bass
  • Harvey Brooks – bass
  • Joey Covington – vocals, drums, congas
  • Bill Kreutzmann – drums
  • Graham Nash – congas, sound effects, backing vocals, engineer
  • Mickey Hart – vocals, percussion, sound effects
  • David Freiberg – backing vocals
  • Phill Sawyer – sound effects
  • Allen Zentz, Pat Leraci, Phill Sawyer, Bob Shoemaker – engineer
  • CCCP – cover
  • Patti Landres – books
  • Jim Goldberg – space, design
  • Tony Nagamuma – title

Track listing:

  1. Mau Mau (Amerikon) – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Joey Covington
  2. The Baby Tree – Rosalie Sorrels
  3. Let’s Go Together – Paul Kantner
  4. A Child Is Coming – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, David Crosby
  5. Sunrise – Grace Slick
  6. Hijack – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Marty Balin, Gary Blackman
  7. Home – Paul Kantner, Phil Sawyer, Graham Nash
  8. Have You Seen the Stars Tonight? – Paul Kantner, David Crosby
  9. XM – Paul Kantner, Phil Sawyer, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart
  10. Starship – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick. Marty Balin, Gary Blackman

Blue Öyster Cult: The Revolution by Night

On November 8, 1983, “Columbia” label released “The Revölution by Night”, the ninth Blue Öyster Cult studio album. It was recorded in May 1983, at “Boogie Hotel Studios” in Port Jefferson, “Kingdom Sound Studios” in Long Island, New York, “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Bruce Fairbairn.

Personnel:

  • Eric Bloom – vocals, guitar
  • Donald ‘Buck Dharma’ Roeser – lead guitar, keyboards, vocals, mixing
  • Allen Lanier – piano, keyboards
  • Joe Bouchard – vocals, bass, acoustic and electric guitars, vocoder
  • Rick Downey – drums
  • Aldo Nova – guitar, synthesizers
  • Larry Fast – synthesizers, programming
  • Randy Jackson – bass
  • Marc Baum – saxophone
  • Gregg Winter – backing vocals
  • Dave Wittman – engineer
  • George Geranios, Ken Kessie – additional engineering
  • Chris Isca, Ron Coté, Ray Pyle – engineer assistant
  • Bruce Fairbairn – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Take Me Away – Eric Bloom, Aldo Nova
  2. Eyes on Fire – Gregg Winter
  3. Shooting Shark – Donald Roeser, Patti Smith
  4. Veins – Donald Roeser, Richard Meltzer
  5. Shadow of California – Joe Bouchard, Sandy Perelman, Neal Smith
  6. Feel the Thunder – Eric Bloom
  7. Let Go – Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser, Ian Hunter
  8. Dragon Lady – Donald Roeser, Broadway Blotto
  9. Light Years of Love – Joe Bouchard, Helen Wheels

Starship: Love Among the Cannibals

On August 15, 1989, “RCA” label released “Love Among the Cannibals”, the third Starship album. It was recorded 1988 – 1989, at “ Studio 55” in Hollywood, “Record Plant Studios” and “Studio D” in Sausalito, “Different Fur” in San Francisco, “The Kiva” and “Soundcastle” in Los Angeles, “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, and “Maison Rouge” in London, and was produced by Mike Shipley, Larry Klein, Phil Galdston, Tom Lord-Alge, Mickey Thomas, Arne Frager, Craig Chaquico, Mark Morgan, Brett Bloomfield and Donny Baldwin.

Personnel:

  • Mickey Thomas – vocals
  • Craig Chaquico – guitars
  • Mark Morgan – keyboards
  • Brett Bloomfield – bass, backing vocals
  • Donny Baldwin – drums, backing vocals
  • Greg Shaw – electronics, trumpet
  • Pete Woodroffe – electronics
  • Sammy Merendino – electronics
  • Collyer Spreen – electronics
  • Michael Landau – additional rhythm guitar
  • Larry Klein – Fairlight programming
  • Robert John “Mutt” Lange – backing vocals
  • Tommy Funderburk – additional backing vocals
  • Chris Thompson – additional backing vocals
  • Jeff Pescetto – additional backing vocals
  • Tom Lord-Alge – additional backing vocals, engineer, mixing
  • Larry Klein – arrangements
  • Robert John “Mutt” Lange – arrangements
  • Mike Shipley – engineer, mixing
  • Arne Frager – engineer
  • Stephan Benben – engineer
  • Pete Woodroffe – additional engineering
  • Rob Beaton – additional engineering, assistant engineer
  • Tony Phillips – additional engineering
  • Mark Slagle – engineer assistant
  • Julie Last – engineer assistant
  • Randy Wine – engineer assistant
  • Greg Laney – engineer assistant
  • Tom Sadzeck – engineer assistant
  • Michael Semanick – engineer assistant
  • Greg Wilkinson – engineer assistant
  • Paula “Max” Garcia – engineer assistant
  • Jim “Watts” Vereecke – engineer assistant
  • Tom Size – engineer assistant
  • Michael Rosen – engineer assistant
  • Paul Lani – mixing
  • Joe Fiorello – mixing assistant
  • Ria Lewerke – creative director
  • Norman Moore – art direction, design
  • Taylor King – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Burn – Martin Page, Bernie Taupin
  2. It’s Not Enough – Martin Page, Tommy Funderburk
  3. Trouble in Mind – Joel Feeny, Tim Thorney, Rachel Oldfield
  4. I Didn’t Mean to Stay All Night – Robert John Lange
  5. Send a Message – Mickey Thomas, Mark Morgan, Steve Diamond
  6. Wild Again – John Bettis, Michael Clark
  7. Love Among the Cannibals – Mickey Thomas, Mark Morgan
  8. Dream Sequence / We Dream in Color – Mark Morgan, Mickey Thomas, Phil Galdston
  9. Healing Waters – Martin Page
  10. Blaze of Love – Chris Thompson, John Van Tongeren, Phil Galdston
  11. I’ll Be There – Mickey Thomas, Craig Chaquico, Steve Diamond

Ray Lynch: No Blue Thing

On August 15, 1989, “Music West” label released “No Blue Thing”, the fourth Ray Lynch studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1989, at “Ray Lynch Production Studio” and “Different Fur” in San Francisco, and was produced by Ray Lynch.

Personnel:

  • Ray Lynch – keyboards, classical guitar, arrangements, mixing
  • Tom Canning – keyboards
  • Timothy Day – flute
  • Julie Ann Giacobassi – oboe, English horn
  • Amy Hiraga – violin
  • Basil Vendryes, Geraldine Walther – viola
  • David Kadarauch, Peter Wyrick – cello
  • Howard Johnson – engineer
  • Daniel Ryman – mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Lynch.

  1. No Blue Thing
  2. Clouds Below Your Knees
  3. Here and Never Found
  4. Drifted in Deeper Land
  5. Homeward at Last
  6. Evening, Yes
  7. The True Spirit of Mom & Dad

Graham Central Station: Mirror

In May 1976, “Warner Bros” label released “Mirror”, the fourth Graham Central Station album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Larry Graham.

Personnel:

  • Larry Graham – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer
  • David “Dynamite” Vega – vocals, guitar
  • Robert “Butch” Sam – vocals, organ, piano
  • Hershall “Happiness” Kennedy – vocals, clavinet
  • Gaylord “Flash” Birch – vocals, drums
  • Patryce “Choc’Let” Banks – vocals, drum programming, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Graham.

  1. Entrow
  2. Love (Covers a Multitude of Sin)
  3. Mirror
  4. Do Yah
  5. Save Me
  6. I Got a Reason
  7. Priscilla
  8. Forever

Carlos Santana: Oneness: Silver Dreams-Golden Reality

In March 1970, “Columbia” label released “Oneness: Silver Dreams – Golden Reality”, the third Carlos Santana album.  It was recorded December 1977 – January at “Osaka Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan” in Osaka (live recordings), and at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Carlos Santana.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana – vocals, electric guitar
  • Greg Walker – vocals
  • Deborah Santana – vocals
  • Saunders King – vocals, guitar
  • Chris Solberg – guitar, Hammond organ
  • Tom Coster – vocals, keyboards
  • Narada Michael Walden – piano, Hammond organ
  • Chris Rhyne – keyboards 
  • Bob Levy – strings, synthesizer
  • Clare Fischer – piano, string arrangements, conductor
  • David Margen – bass guitar
  • Graham Lear – drums
  • Armando Peraza – vocals, percussion
  • Pete Escovedo – timbales

Track listing:

All tracks by Carlos Santana, except where noted.

  1. The Chosen Hour
  2. Arise Awake
  3. Light Versus Darkness
  4. Jim Jeannie – Chico Hamilton
  5. Transformation Day – Alan Hovhaness, Carlos Santana
  6. Victory
  7. Silver Dreams Golden Smiles – Tom Coster, Carlos Santana, Greg Walker
  8. Cry of the Wikderness
  9. Guru’s Song – Sri Chinmoy
  10. Oneness
  11. Life Is Just a Passing Parade
  12. Golden Dawn
  13. Free As the Morning Sun
  14. I Am Free – Sri Chinmoy, Carlos Santana
  15. Song for Devadip – Narada Michael Walden

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Columbia” label released “Marrying Maiden”, the second It’s a Beautiful Day studio album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Pacific High Recording Studios” and “Wally Heider Recording” in San Francisco, and was produced by Brent Dangerfield, David LaFlamme, Hal Wagenet, Fred Webb, Mitchell Holman, Val Fuentes and Pattie Santos.

Personnel:

  • David LaFlamme – lead vocals, violin, guitar, flute
  • Hal Wagenet – guitar
  • Fred Webb – vocals, keyboards, French horn
  • Mitchell Holman – bass, jew’s harp, backing vocals
  • Val Fuentes – drums, backing vocals
  • Pattie Santos – vocals, percussion
  • Jerry Garcia – pedal steel guitar, banjo
  • Richard Olsen – clarinet
  • David Brown, John Fiore – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Don And Dewey – David LaFlamme
  2. The Dolphins – Fred Neil
  3. Essence Of Now – Mitchell Holman
  4. Hoedown – David LaFlamme
  5. Soapstone Mountain – David LaFlamme
  6. Waiting For The Song – Hal Wagenet
  7. Let A Woman Flow – David LaFlamme, Pattie Santos
  8. It Comes Right Down To You – Fred Webb, Robert Lewis
  9. Good Lovin’ – Fred Webb, Mitchell Holman
  10. Galileo – Hal Wagenet
  11. Do You Remember The Sun? – Fred Webb, Robert Lewis

On April 13, 1990.

On April 13, 1990, “Lookout Records” label released “39/Smooth” the debut Green Day studio album. It was recorded December 1989 – January 1990, at “Art of Ears” in San Francisco, and was produced by Andy Ernst, Billie Joe Armstring, Mike Sirnt and John Kiffmeyer.

  • Billie Joe Armstrong – lead vocals, guitar
  • Mike Dirnt – bass, backing vocals
  • John Kiffmeyer – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Andy Ernst –  engineer
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Susie Grant – front cover photo
  • Jesse Michaels – artwork
  • Pat Hynes – artwork, graphic design, layout design
  • Chris Appelgren, Aaron Cometbus, Rich Gargano; David Hayes – artwork
  • Murray Bowles; Arica Pelino – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and John Kiffmeyer except when noted.

  1. At the Library
  2. Don’t Leave Me
  3. I Was There – lyrics by John Kiffmeyer
  4. Disappearing Boy
  5. Green Day
  6. Going to Pasalacqu
  7. 16
  8. Road to Acceptance
  9. Rest
  10. The Judge’s Daughter

On March 31, 2008.

On March 31, 2008, “Epic” label released “Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock”, the twelfth Joe Satriani studio album. It was recorded October 2007 – 2008 at “The Plant” in Sausalito, California, “Studio 21” in San Francisco, and was produced by Joe Satriani and John Cuniberti.

  • Joe Satriani – vocals, guitar, keyboard, piano, organ, bass, talk box, hand claps, engineering, mixing
  • Jeff Campitelli – drums, percussion ,bongos, shaker, tambourine, cowbell, hand claps
  • John Cuniberti – tambourine, hand claps, engineering, mixing
  • Matt Bissonette – bass
  • ZZ Satriani – saxophone
  • Eric Caudieux – digital editing, sound design
  • Mike Boden – hand claps, digital editing, engineering assistance
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Satriani.

  1. Musterion
  2. Overdriver
  3. I Just Wanna Rock
  4. Professor Satchafunkilus
  5. Revelation
  6. Come on Baby
  7. Out of the Sunshine
  8. Diddle-Y-A-Doo-Dat
  9. Asik Vaysel
  10. Andalusia