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In May 1978.

In May 1978, “Capitol” label released “Welcome Home”, the tenth Carole King album. It was recorded in January 1978 at “Sound Labs” in Hollywood, and was produced by Carole King and Norm Kinney.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, background vocals, string arrangements
  • Robert McEntee – guitar, background vocals
  • Mark Hallman- guitars, background vocals
  • Rob Galloway – bass, background vocals
  • Michael Wooten – drums
  • Miguel Rivera – congas, percussion
  • Richard Hardy – flute, saxophone, clarinet, vocals
  • George Bohanon- trombone, horn arrangement
  • Dick “Slyde” Hyde- trombone
  • Ernie Watts- saxophone
  • Nolan Andrew Smith, Jr – trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Oscar Brashear- trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Charles Veal, Jr. – concertmaster, violin
  • Israel Baker- violin
  • Frank Foster – violin
  • William H. Henderson – violin
  • Marcia Van Dyke – violin
  • Dorothy Wade – violin
  • John Wittenberg – violin
  • Kenneth Yerke – violin
  • Rollice Dale – viola
  • Denyse Buffum – viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Ronald Cooper – cello
  • The Trio on “Changes” was played by Charles Veal, Rollice Dale, Dennis Karmazyn
  • Bob Harrington – hammer dulcimer
  • Anne Golia – tamboura
  • Georgia Kelly – harp
  • Rick Evers – cowbell
  • Carole King, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Richard Hardy, Stephanie Spruill, Alexandra Brown, Ann White – choir
  • Engineered by Norm Kinney, Linda Tyler and Steve Katz
  • Roy Reynolds – photography
  • Roy Kohara and Roy Reynolds – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King except where noted.

  1. Main Street Saturday Night
  2. Sunbird – Carole King, Rick Evers
  3. Venusian Diamond – Carole King, Rick Evers, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Robb Galloway, Miguel Rivera, Richard Hardy, Michael Wooten
  4. Changes
  5. Morning Sun
  6. Disco Tech – Carole King, Mark Hallman, Robert McEntee, Robb Galloway, Miguel Rivera, Michael Wooten, Richard Hardy
  7. Wings of Love – Carole King, Rick Evers
  8. Ride the Music
  9. Everybody’s Got the Spirit
  10. Welcome Home

 

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In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Elektra” label released “Playing Possum”, the fifth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in 1975 at “Sound Labs”, “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Crystal Sound”, “ A&M Studios” and “Burbank Studios” in California, and was produced by Richard Perry.In 1991, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 20 on its  list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon — acoustic guitar, guitar, piano, arrangements, vocals, background vocals
  • Jeff Baxter— guitar
  • Eddie Bongo — conga
  • Rita Coolidge— vocals, background vocals
  • Irving Cottler— drums
  • John— guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Alan Estes — percussion
  • Andrew Gold— guitar, drums, tambourine
  • Jim Gordon— drums
  • Abigale Haness — vocals, background vocals
  • James Newton Howard— arp Synthesizer, keyboards, electric piano
  • Carole King— vocals, background vocals
  • Clydie King— vocals, background vocals
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow— pedal steel guitar
  • Russ Kunkel— drums
  • Trevor Lawrence — saxophone, alto saxophone
  • Billy Mernit — piano
  • Joe Mondragon — bass
  • Ken Moore — vocals, background vocals
  • Tommy Morgan — harmonica
  • Andy Newmark— percussion, drums
  • Richard Perry— tambourine
  • Vini Poncia— vocals, background vocals
  • Emil Richards— percussion
  • Rodney Richmond — vocals, background vocals
  • Lee Ritenour— guitar, mandolin, electric guitar
  • Alvin Robinson— guitar
  • Leland Sklar— bass, drums
  • Fred Staehle — percussion
  • Ringo Starr— drums
  • Liza Strike — vocals
  • James Taylor— acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals, background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters — vocals, background vocals
  • Derrek Van Eaton — fiddle, flute
  • Lon Van Eaton — clarinet, flute, sitar
  • Klaus Voormann— bass
  • Willie Weeks— bass
  • Maxine Willard — background vocals
  • Carolyn Willis — vocals, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon; except where noted.

  1. After the Storm
  2. Love Out in the Street
  3. Look Me in the Eyes
  4. More and More – Mac Rebennack, Alvin Robinson
  5. Slave – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  6. Attitude Dancing – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  7. Sons of Summer – Bill Mernit
  8. Waterfall
  9. Are You Ticklish
  10. Playing Possum

On September 15, 1975.

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On September 15, 1975, “ABC Records” label released “Wind on the Water”, the second Crosby & Nash album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Rudy Records” in San Francisco, “Sound Labs” and “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Crosby, Graham Nash and Stephen Barncard.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby— vocals; electric guitar; twelve-string guitar;guitar; piano
  • Graham Nash— vocals; electric guitar; piano, organ; congas
  • Craig Doerge— electric piano, piano, organ
  • Carole King— organ; vocals, piano
  • Stan Szelest— electric piano
  • David Lindley— slide guitar; fiddle
  • Danny Kortchmar— electric guitar
  • Joel Bernstein— guitar; backing vocals
  • James Taylor— guitar, backing vocals
  • Ben Keith— slide guitar
  • Tim Drummond— bass
  • Leland Sklar— bass
  • Russell Kunkel— drums; percussion
  • Levon Helm— drums
  • Jackson Browne— backing vocals
  • Jimmie Haskell— string arrangements
  • Sid Sharp — orchestra leader
  • Stephen Barncard, Don Gooch —engineers
  • Stanley Johnston — assistant engineer
  • Gary Burden— art direction
  • Joel Bernstein — photography
  • Stephen Barncard, Mike Ragonga — reissue producers
  • Erick Labson —remastering engineer

Track listing:

  1. Carry Me – David Crosby
  2. Mama Lion – Graham Nash
  3. Bittersweet – David Crosby
  4. Take the Money and Run – Graham Nash
  5. Naked in the Rain – David Crosby, Graham Nash
  6. Love Work Out – Graham Nash
  7. Low Down Payment – David Crosby
  8. Cowboy of Dreams – Graham Nash
  9. Homeward Through the Haze – David Crosby
  10. Fieldworker – Graham Nash
  11. To the Last Whale…(A. Critical Mass B. Wind on the Water) – David Crosby, Graham Nash