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In November 1976.

In November 1976, “Asylum” label released “Hejira”, the eighth Joni Mitchell studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joni Mitchell. In 1991, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 11 on its list of the “Greatest Album Covers of all Time”. In 2000, “Spex” magazine critics voted it the 55th greatest album of the 20th century.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Larry Carlton– electric and acoustic guitar
  • Jaco Pastorius– bass guitar
  • Max Bennett– bass guitar
  • Chuck Domanico– double bass
  • John Guerin– drums
  • Bobbye Hall– percussion
  • Victor Feldman– vibraphone
  • Neil Young– harmonica
  • Abe Most– clarinet
  • Chuck Findley, Tom Scott– horns
  • Henry Lewy– production, recording, mixing
  • Steve Katz– assistant production, mixing
  • Keith Williamson – art direction
  • Joel Bernstein, Norman Seeff– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Joni Mitchell.

  1. Coyote
  2. Amelia
  3. Furry Sings the Blues
  4. Hejira
  5. Song for Sharon
  6. Black Crow
  7. Blue Motel Room
  8. Refugee of the Roads
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In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Verve” label released “Projections”, the second Blues Project album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Tom Wilson and Marcus James.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper– keyboards, vocals
  • Danny Kalb– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Katz– guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Andy Kulberg– bass, flute
  • Roy Blumenfeld – drums
  • Val Valentin– engineer
  • Ken Kendall – design
  • Jim Marshall– photography

Track listing:

  1. I Can’t Keep From Crying
  2. Steve’s Song – Steve Katz
  3. You Can’t Catch Me – Chuck Berry
  4. Two Trains Running – McKinley Morganfield
  5. Wake Me, Shake Me
  6. Cheryl’s Going Home – Bob Lind
  7. Flute Thing – Al Kooper
  8. Caress Me Baby – Jimmy Reed
  9. Fly Away – Al Kooper

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Columbia” label released “New Blood”, the fifth Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Columbia Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bobby Colomby.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Fisher– vocals
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba, bass trombone, baritone horn, background vocals
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Fielder- bass, background vocals
  • Steve Katz- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead vocal
  • Lou Marini- woodwinds
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Chuck Winfield- trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn, background vocals
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar,background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Bobby Doyle– piano

Track listing:

  1. Down in the Flood – Bob Dylan
  2. Touch Me – Victoria Pike, Teddy Randazzo
  3. Alone – Lou Marini
  4. Velvet -Jeff Kent
  5. I Can’t Move No Mountains – Michael Gately, Robert John
  6. Over the Hill – Dave Bargeron
  7. So Long Dixie – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  8. Snow Queen – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  9. Maiden Voyage – Herbie Hancock

 

 

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “RCA” label released “Sally Can’t Dance”, the fourth Lou Reed solo album. It was recorded March – April 1974, at “Electric Lady Studios” in Greenwich Village, and was produced by Steve Katz and Lou Reed.

Personnel:

  • Lou Reed– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Danny Weis– guitar, tambourine, background vocals, horn arrangement
  • Paul Fleisher – saxophone
  • David Taylor, Lou Marini, Trevor Koehler, Jon Faddis, Alan Rubin, Alex Foster, Lew Soloff– horns
  • Steve Katz– harmonica, horn arrangement
  • Michael Fonfara– piano, keyboards, mellotron
  • Prakash John– bass, background vocals
  • Doug Yule– bass
  • Ritchie Dharma, Pentti “Whitey” Glan– drums
  • Doug Bartenfeld – guitar
  • Michael Wendroff, Joanne Vent – background vocals
  • Horn arrangements: Lew Soloff, Martin Sheller
  • Mike Stone – recording engineer
  • Ralph Moss – remix engineer
  • Dennis Katz – cover concept
  • Acy Lehman – art direction
  • David Byrd – artwork
  • Mick Rock- front cover illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed.

  1. Ride Sally Ride
  2. Animal Language
  3. Baby Face
  4. Y. Stars
  5. Kill Your Sons
  6. Ennui
  7. Sally Can’t Dance
  8. Billy

In August 1973.

In August 1973, “Columbia” label released “No Sweat”, the sixth Blood, Sweat & Tears studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City and “Trident Studios”in London, and was produced by Steve Tyrell.

  • Personnel:
    Jerry Fisher – vocals
  • Dave Bargeron- trombone, tuba, bass trombone, baritone horn, background vocals
  • Bobby Colomby- drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jim Fielder- bass, background vocals
  • Lou Marini- woodwinds
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet
  • Tom Malone– trumpet, ARP, 12-String fiddle
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar, background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Paul Buckmaster– synthesizer, ARP, horn arrangements, string arrangements, string conductor
  • David Hentschel– synthesizer, ARP
  • Steve Katz– guitar
  • Chuck Winfield – trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn
  • Jimmy Maelen, Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Joshie Armstead, Valerie Simpson, Maretha Stewart – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Roller Coaster – Mark James
  2. Save Our Ship – Georg Wadenius, Cynthia Weil
  3. Django (An Excerpt) – John Lewis
  4. Rosemary – Randy Newman
  5. Song for John – Lou Marini
  6. Almost Sorry – Jeff Kent, Doug Lubahn
  7. Back Up Against the Wall – Buddy Buie, James Cobb
  8. Hip Pickles – Lou Marini
  9. My Old Lady – Georg Wadenius, Cynthia Weil
  10. Empty Pages – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  11. Mary Miles – Michael Rabon
  12. Inner Crisis – Larry Willis

 

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Polydor” label released “Van Ronk”, the tenth Dave Van Ronk album. It was recorded December 1970 – May 1971, at “Sound Exchange Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Dave Woods.

Personnel:

  • Dave Van Ronk – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Dave Woods – arrangements
  • Engineered by Steve Katz
  • Cover Art by Anne Friedman
  • Morale by Joanne Grace
  • Spiritual – John Jameson

Track listing:

  1. Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen
  2. Fox’s Minstrel Show – Michael Small
  3. Port of Amsterdam – Jacques Brel, Eric Blau, Mort Shuman
  4. Fat Old John – Peter Stampfel
  5. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  6. Random Canyon – Peter Stampfel
  7. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Randy Newman
  8. Gaslight Rag -Dave Van Ronk
  9. Honey Hair – Dave Van Ronk
  10. Legend of the Dead Soldier – Bertolt Brecht, Eric Bentley
  11. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen

In July 1977.

In July 1976, “Avatar” label released “Simple Things”, the ninth Carole King album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Carole King and Norm Kinney.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – piano, vocals, background vocals
  • Rick Evers – guitar
  • Robert McEntee – guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Rivera – percussion
  • Rob Galloway – bass
  • Mark Hallman- guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Wooten – drums
  • Louise Goffin, Sherry Goffin – background vocals
  • Nolan Smith– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Terry Harrington – baritone saxophone
  • Oscar Brashear– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Ernie Watts– tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon– trombone, horn arrangement
  • Robert Dubow, Charles Veal, Ken Yerke – violin
  • David Campbell– viola
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Engineered by Norm Kinney and Milt Calice
  • Steve Katz – assistant engineer
  • James Tuttle – sound assistance
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Roy Reynolds – illustrations, photography
  • Rick Evers – label design
  • Terry Kruger – label art
  • Roy Kohara, Roy Reynolds – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Simple Things – Carole King, Rick Evers
  2. Hold On – Carole King, Rick Evers
  3. In the Name of Love
  4. Labyrinth
  5. You’re the One Who Knows
  6. Hard Rock Cafe
  7. Time Alone
  8. God Only Knows
  9. To Know That I Love You – Carole King, Rick Evers
  10. One