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In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Song Cycle”, the debut Van Dyke Parks album. It, was recorded in 1967 at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Van Dyke Parks– main performer, vocals
  • Ron Elliott, Dick Rosmini– guitar
  • Misha Goodatieff – violin
  • Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Nicolai Bolin, Vasil Crlenica, William Nadel, Alan Reuss, Leon Stewart, Thomas Tedesco– balalaika
  • Don Bagley, Gregory Bemko, Chuck Berghofer, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Dennis Budimir, Joseph Ditullio, Jesse Ehrlich, Nathan Gershman, Philip Goldberg, Armand Kaproff, William Kurasch, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Orville Rhodes, Trefoni Rizzi, Lyle Ritz, Joseph Saxon, Ralph Schaffer, Leonard Selic, Frederick Seykora, Darrel Terwilliger, Bob West – strings
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Norman Benno, Arthur Briegleb, Vincent DeRosa, George Fields, William Green, James Horn, Richard Hyde, Jay Migliori, Thomas Morgan, Ted Nash, Richard Perissi, Thomas Scott, Thomas Shepard– woodwind
  • Billie J. Barnum, Gerri Engeman, Karen Gunderson, James and Vanessa Hendricks, Durrie and Gaile Parks, Julia E. Rinker, Paul Jay Robbins, Nik Woods – choir
  • Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman, James Gordon, Earl Palmer– percussion
  • Steve Young– folk (“Vine Street” introduction tape)

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Dyke Parks, except where noted.

  1. Vine Street – Randy Newman
  2. Palm Desert
  3. Widow’s Talk
  4. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  5. The All Golden
  6. Van Dyke Parks (Public Domain)
  7. Public Domain
  8. Donovan’s Colours – Donovan Leitch
  9. The Attic
  10. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  11. By the People
  12. Pot Pourri

 

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In November 1969.

In November 1969, “A&M” label released “Rock Salt & Nails”, the debut Steve Young album. It was recorded in 1969, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Steve Young – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • James Burton– dobro, guitar
  • Gram Parsons– organ, unverified guitar
  • Gene Clark– harmonica, unverified guitar
  • David Jackson – bass
  • Chris Ethridge– bass
  • Richard Greene– fiddle
  • Meyer Sniffin – fiddle
  • Don Beck – guitar
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Bernie Leadon– unverified guitar
  • Recording engineer: Dick Bogert
  • Art direction: Tom Wilkes
  • Photography (front cover): Barry Feinstein
  • Photography (back cover): Jim McCrary
  • Liner notes: Jim McCrary, Steve Young
  • Strings arranged by: Bob Thompson

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Young; except where noted:

  1. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  2. Rock Salt and Nails – Utah Phillips
  3. I’m a One-Woman Man – Johnny Horton, Tillman Franks
  4. Coyote – Peter La Farge
  5. Gonna Find Me a Bluebird – Marvin Rainwater
  6. Love in My Time
  7. Seven Bridges Road
  8. Kenny’s Song – Kenny Austin
  9. Holler in the Swamp
  10. Hoboin’ – traditional, arranged by Steve Young
  11. My Sweet Love Ain’t Around – Hank Williams

On August 1973.

In August 1973, “Elektra” label released “Valley Hi”, the fifth Ian Matthews album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Michael Nesmith.

Personnel:

  • Ian Matthews- guitar, vocals
  • Michael Nesmith- guitar
  • Red Rhodes- steel guitar
  • Byron Berline- fiddle, violin
  • David Barry- keyboards
  • Billy Graham- bass, fiddle
  • Danny Lane- drums
  • Robert Warford- guitar
  • Jay Lacy– guitar
  • Recording engineer: Terry Dunavan, Fritz Richmond
  • Art direction: Robert Heimall
  • Photography, cover art: Paul Slaughter, Bruce Atkins

Track listing:

  1. Keep On Sailing – Ian Matthews
  2. Old Man at the Mill – traditional
  3. Shady Lies – Richard Thompson
  4. These Days – Jackson Browne
  5. Leaving Alone – Ian Matthews
  6. Seven Bridges Road – Steve Young
  7. Save Your Sorrows -Ian Matthews
  8. What Are You Waiting For – Randy Newman
  9. Propinquity – Michael Nesmith
  10. Blue Blue Day – Don Gibson