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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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On August 19, 1977.

On August 19, 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Livin’ on the Fault Line”, the seventh Doobie Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Western Recorders” and “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Patrick Simmons– guitar, vocals
  • Jeff Baxter– guitar, steel guitar
  • Michael McDonald– keyboards, vocals
  • Tiran Porter– bass, vocals
  • Keith Knudsen– drums, vocals
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Bobby LaKind– congas, vocals
  • Dan Armstrong – electric sitar
  • Norton Buffalo– harmonica
  • Victor Feldman– vibes
  • Rosemary Butler, Maureen McDonald – backing vocals
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • David Paich– horn and string arrangements
  • Production coordination – Beth Naranjo
  • Engineer – Donn Landee
  • Second Engineer – Kent Nebergall
  • Artwork – Kristin Sundbom
  • Cover photography, cover design – Bruce Steinberg
  • Inner sleeve photo – Michael Zagaris
  • Aerial photo pilot – Roger Glenn

Track listing:

  1. You’re Made That Way – Michael McDonald, Jeff Baxter, Keith Knudsen
  2. Echoes of Love – Patrick Simmons, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  3. Little Darling (I Need You) – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  4. You Belong to Me – Carly Simon, Michael McDonald
  5. Livin’ on the Fault Line – Patrick Simmons
  6. Nothin’ But a Heartache – Michael McDonald
  7. Chinatown – Patrick Simmons
  8. There’s a Light – Michael McDonald
  9. Need a Lady – Tiran Porter
  10. Larry the Logger Two-Step – Patrick Simmons

 

In July 1972.

In July 1972, “Capricorn” label released the debut, self-titled Captain Beyond album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rod Evans, Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt, Lee Dorman and Bobby Caldwell. The album was dedicated to the memory of Duane Allman.

Personnel:

  • Rod Evans– lead vocals
  • Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt– guitars
  • Lee Dorman– bass guitar, backing vocals, piano
  • Bobby Caldwell– drums, all percussion instruments (including bells and vibraphone), backing vocals, piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Bobby Caldwell and Rod Evans.

  1. Dancing Madly Backwards (on a Sea of Air)
  2. Armworth
  3. Myopic Void
  4. Mesmerization Eclipse
  5. Raging River of Fear
  6. Thousand Days of Yesterdays (Intro)
  7. Frozen Over
  8. Thousand Days of Yesterdays (Time Since Come and Gone)
  9. I Can’t Feel Nothin’ (Part 1)
  10. As the Moon Speaks (to the Waves of the Sea)
  11. Astral Lady
  12. As the Moon Speaks (Return)
  13. I Can’t Feel Nothin’ (Part 2)

On June 19, 2001.

On June 19, 2001, “Capitol” label released “Trust No One”, the debut Dave Navarro solo album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Mad Hatter Studios”, “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “NRG Recording Studios” in Los Angeles, “Media Vortex” in Burbank, California, “Southern Tracks” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Dave Navarro, Rich Costey, Andrew Slater and Jimmy Boyle.
Personnel:
• Dave Navarro – lead vocals, acoustic and guitars, bass, synthesizer, keyboards, sampling
• Matt Chamberlain – drums
• Rich Costey – programming, additional guitar, synth programming, chorus guitar, , vibraphone
• Mike Elizondo – bass
• Roy Mayorga – drums, percussion
• Holly Palmer – vocals
• DJ Numark – additional production, drum programming
• Jon Brion – intro voice, slide bass, additional guitar, ring modulator guitar
• Pinky Villandry – backing vocals
• Eugene – strings
• Twiggy Ramirez – bass
• Stephen Perkins – drums
• Monet Mazur – background scream
• Danny Saber – additional production, programming, bass
• Brendan O’Brien – bass and keyboards
• Andrew Slater – executive producer
• Brendan O’Brien – mixer
• Rich Costey – mixer
• Jimmy Boyle – engineer
• Dale Lawton – assistant engineer
• Geoff Walcha – assistant engineer
• Ryan Williams – assistant engineer
• Dave Ahlert – assistant engineer
• Steve Mixdorf – assistant engineer
• Mark Plati, Dave Schiffman, Danny Saber – additional engineering
• Mastered by Eddy Schreyer and Gene Grimaldi
Track listing:
All tracks by Dave Navarro, except where noted.

1. Rexall
2. Hungry
3. Sunny Day
4. Mourning Son
5. Everything
6. Not for Nothing
7. Avoiding the Angel
8. Very Little Daylight
9. Venus in Furs – Lou Reed
10. Slow Motion Sickness

 

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

In March 1973.

In March 1973, “Asylum” label released “Closing Time”, the debut Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” and “United Western Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jerry Yester.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits– vocals, piano, guitar, harmonium, harpsichord, celeste
  • Delbert Bennett – trumpet
  • Shep Cooke – guitar; backing vocals
  • Peter Klimes – guitar; pedal steel guitar
  • Bill Plummer – double bass
  • John Seiter– drums; backing vocals
  • Arni Egilsson – bass guitar
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Tony Terran– trumpet
  • Ed Caraeff– photography
  • Richie Moore – additional engineering
  • Cal Schenkel– design, artwork
  • Jerry Yester– engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Waits.

  1. Ol’ 55
  2. I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love With You
  3. Virginia Avenue
  4. Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)
  5. Midnight Lullaby
  6. Martha
  7. Rosie
  8. Lonely
  9. Ice Cream Man
  10. Little Trip Heaven (On the Wings of Your Love)
  11. Grapefruit Moon
  12. Closing Time