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In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Dunhill” label released the self-titled, debut Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Steve Barri.


  • Dan Hamilton – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Joe Frank Carollo – lead and backing vocals, bass
  • Tom Reynolds – lead and backing vocals, flute solo, vibe solo, keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Goin’ Down – Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter, Arthur Butler
  2. Annabella – Christian Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow
  3. Sweet Pain – Christian Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow
  4. It Takes the Best – Tom Reynolds, Dan Hamilton
  5. Don’t Refuse My Love – Tom Reynolds, Joe Frank Carollo
  6. Long Road – Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter
  7. Don’t Pull Your Love Out – Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter
  8. What Can You Say – Tom Reynolds
  9. Behold – Campbell, James
  10. Young, Wild and Free – Tom Reynolds
  11. Nora – Tom Reynolds

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Dunhill” label released “A Group Called Smith”, the debut Smith album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Steve Barri and Joel Sill.


  • Gayle McCormick– lead vocals
  • Rich Cliburn – lead guitar
  • Alan Parker – guitar
  • Larry Moss – organ
  • Jerry Carter – bass
  • Robert Evans – drums
  • John Horrigan – drums

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Get Together – Chet Powers
  2. I Don’t Believe (I Believe) – Jeffrey Thomas
  3. Tell Him No – Rod Argent
  4. Who Do You Love – Bo Diddley
  5. Baby, It’s You – Burt Bacharach, Mack David, Luther Dixon
  6. Last Time – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. I Just Want to Make Love to You – Willie Dixon
  8. Mojalesky Ridge – Harvey Price, Joel Sill, Dan Walsh
  9. Let’s Spend the Night Together – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  10. I’ll Hold Out My Hand – Al Gorgoni, Chip Taylor


On July 5, 1969.

On July 5, 1969, “Dunhill” label released “Bubblegum, Lemonade and… Something for Mama”, the second Cass Elliot album under the billing “Mama Cass”. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Steve Barri.


  • Mama Cass – vocals
  • Mike Deasy– guitar
  • Red Rhodes– steel guitar
  • Hal Blaine– drums, percussion
  • Steve Barri– percussion
  • Ben Benay – guitar, harmonica
  • Jimmie Haskell– accordion, arranger, conductor
  • Phil Kaye – percussion, engineer
  • Larry Knechtel– organ, piano
  • Joe Osborn– bass
  • Gary Burden- art direction, design
  • Henry Diltz- photography

Track listing

  1. It’s Getting Better – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  2. Blow Me a Kiss – Jack Carone
  3. Sour Grapes -Tom Ghent
  4. Easy Come, Easy Go – Diane Hildebrand, Jack Keller
  5. I Can Dream, Can’t I? – Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal
  6. Welcome To the World – Martin Eagle Siegel, Scott English
  7. Lady Love – Delaney Bramlett
  8. He’s a Runner – Laura Nyro
  9. Move in a Little Closer, Baby – Robert O’Connor, Arnold Jay Capitanelli
  10. When I Just Wear My Smile – Tom V. Lane, Sharyn Pulley
  11. Who’s To Blame – Leah Kunkel

In March 1966.

In March 1966, “Dunhill” label released “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears”, the debut Mamas & the Papas album. It was recorded 1965 – 1966, and was produce by Lou Adler. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 127 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Denny Doherty– vocals
  • Cass Elliot– vocals
  • John Phillips– vocals, guitar
  • Michelle Phillips– vocals
  • F. Sloan– guitars, additional vocals
  • Larry Knechtel- keyboards
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Joe Osborn– bass guitar
  • Bud Shank– flute
  • Peter Pilafian – electric violin
  • Bones Howe– engineer
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

  1. Monday, Monday – John Phillips
  2. Straight Shooter – John Phillips
  3. Got a Feelin’ – John Phillips, Denny Doherty
  4. I Call Your Name – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. Do You Wanna Dance – Bobby Freeman
  6. Go Where You Wanna Go – John Phillips
  7. California Dreamin’ – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  8. Spanish Harlem – Jerry Leiber, Phil Spector
  9. Somebody Groovy – John Phillips
  10. Hey Girl – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  11. You Baby – Steve Barri,  F. Sloan
  12. The ‘In’ Crowd – Billy Page

In July 1979.

In July 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Duty Now for the Future”, the second Devo studio album. It was recorded 1978 – 1979, at “Chateau Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ken Scott.


  • Mark Mothersbaugh– lead and background vocals; keyboards; guitar
  • Gerald Casale– lead and background vocals; bass guitar; keyboards
  • Bob Mothersbaugh– lead and background vocals; guitar
  • Bob Casale– guitar; keyboards; backing vocals
  • Alan Myers– drums
  • Ken Scott – engineer
  • Engineer assistant – Brian Leshon, Phil Jost
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Devo Corporate Anthem – Mark Mothersbaugh
  2. Clockout – Gerald Casale
  3. Timing X – Mark Mothersbaugh
  4. Wiggly World – Bob Mothersbaugh, Gerald Casale
  5. Blockhead – Bob Mothersbaugh, Mark Mothersbaugh
  6. Strange Pursuit – Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh
  7. I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) – Mark Mothersbaugh
  8. Triumph of the Will – Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh
  9. The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize – Mark Mothersbaugh
  10. Pink Pussycat – Bob Mothersbaugh, Mark Mothersbaugh
  11. Secret Agent Man – F. Sloan, Steve Barri, arr.M. Mothersbaugh
  12. Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA – Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh
  13. Red Eye – Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh




In July 1967.

In July 1967, “Dunhill” label released “Let’s Live for Today”, the second  Grass Roots studio album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by P. F. Sloan and Steve Barri. The front cover design was by Philip Schwartz.


  • Warren Entner– vocals, guitar, organ
  • Creed Bratton– vocals, guitar
  • Rob Grill– vocals, bass
  • Rick Coonce– drums, percussion
  • Jimmie Haskell– arrangements
  • Sid Feller– arrangements
  • Phil Kaye – engineer
  • Chuck Britz– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, except where noted.

  1. Things I Should Have Said
  2. Wake Up, Wake Up
  3. Tip of My Tongue
  4. Is It Any Wonder
  5. Let’s Live for Today – Michael Julian, Ivan Mogull, David “Shel” Shapiro
  6. Beatin’ Round the Bush – Warren Entner, Creed Bratton
  7. Out of Touch
  8. Won’t You See Me – Warren Entner
  9. Where Were You When I Needed You
  10. No Exit – Warren Entner, Rob Grill, Creed Bratton
  11. This Precious Time
  12. House of Stone – Creed Bratton

In May 1967.

In May 1967, “Soul City” label released “Up, Up and Away” the debut 5th Dimension album. It w was produced byas recorded April 1966-March 1967, and was produced by Marc Gordon, Willie Hutch, Johnny Rivers and Rob Santos. In 1967, “Up, Up and Away” won four “Grammy Award” including “Record of the Year”.


  • Billy Davis, Jr. – lead and background vocals
  • Florence LaRue- background vocals
  • Marilyn McCoo- lead and background vocals
  • Lamonte McLemore- background vocals
  • Ron Townson- background vocals
  • Al Casey- guitar
  • Johnny Rivers– guitar
  • F. Sloan– guitar
  • Tommy Tedesco– guitar
  • Joe Osborn- bass, guitar
  • Hal Blaine- drums, percussion
  • Larry Knechtel- piano, keyboards
  • Jimmy Webb- musical conductor, keyboards
  • Mastering: Elliot Federman
  • Project coordination: Arlessa Barnes, Glenn Delgado, Christina DeSimone, Robin Diamond, Mandana Eidgah, Karyn Friedland, Felicia Gearhart, Laura Gregory, Jeremy Holiday, Robin Manning, Brooke Nochomson, Ed Osborne, Larry Parra, Dana Renert, Bill Stafford, Steve Strauss
  • Production assistants: Bones Howe, Tom Tierney, Russ Wapensky
  • Archivist: Joanna Feltman
  • Transfers: Mike Hartry
  • Music arranged by: Jimmy Webb
  • Horns & Strings arranged by: Marty Paich
  • Art direction: Mathieu Bitton, Wardy Woodward
  • Design: Mathieu Bitton, Wayne Kimbell
  • Cover photo: Bernard Yeszin
  • Photography: Rob Santers
  • Liner notes: Mike Ragehoa

Track listing:

  1. Up, Up and Away – Jimmy Webb
  2. Another Day, Another Heartache – Steve Barri, F. Sloan
  3. Which Way to Nowhere- Jimmy Webb
  4. California My Way – Willie Hutch
  5. Misty Roses – Tim Hardin
  6. Go Where You Wanna Go – John Phillips
  7. Never Gonna Be the Same – Jimmy Webb
  8. Pattern People – Jimmy Webb
  9. Rosecrans Blvd. – Jimmy Webb
  10. Learn How to Fly – Willie Hutch
  11. Poor Side of Town – Lou Adler, Johnny Rivers

On April 19, 1976.

John Sebastian Welcome Back

On April 19, 1976, “Reprise” label released “Welcome Back”, the seventh John Sebastian album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Steve Barri and John Sebastian.


  • John Sebastian– vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, autoharp
  • Reggie Knighton– electric guitar
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter– pedal steel guitar
  • Richard Bell – piano, clavinet
  • Michael Omartian– ARP synthesizer, marimba
  • David Hungate– bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • The Blintzes (Jon Lind, Reggie Knighton) – harmony vocals

All tracks by John Sebastian, except where noted.

  1. Hideaway
  2. She’s Funny
  3. You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine
  4. Didn’t Wanna Have to Do It
  5. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back – John Sebastian, Tom Springfield
  6. Welcome Back
  7. I Needed Her Most When I Told Her to Go
  8. A Song a Day in Nashville
  9. Warm Baby
  10. Let This Be Our Time to Get Along