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In January 1971.

In January 1971, “Cotillion” label released “Sister Kate”, the debut Kate Taylor album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Sunset Sound” and “Crystal Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • Kate Taylor — vocals, clapping
  • Peter Asher— vocals, background vocals, clapping
  • John Beland, Bernie Leadon, James Taylor – guitar
  • Merry Clayton— vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Sandra Crouch — [ercussion, tambourine
  • Oma Drake — vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Abigale Haness — vocals
  • Gail Haness — background vocals, background music
  • John Hartford— banjo
  • Wayne Jackson— horn, horn arrangements
  • Carole King— piano, vocals, background vocals, string arrangements
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar— guitar, percussion, conga, background vocals
  • Russ Kunkel, Joel O’Brian — drums
  • Charles Larkey, Leland Sklar— bass
  • Andrew Love, The Memphis Horns — horn, horn arrangements
  • Donna Prater — vocals, background vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt— vocals, background vocals, background music
  • Ralph Schuckett — organ, piano, accordion, keyboards
  • D. Souther— guitar, vocals, clapping
  • John Tartaglia — strings, string arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Home Again – Carole King
  2. Ballad of a Well Known Gun – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  3. Be That Way – Livingston Taylor
  4. Handbags and Gladrags – Mike d’Abo
  5. You Can Close Your Eyes – James Taylor
  6. Look at Granny Run, Run – Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman
  7. Where You Lead – Carole King, Toni Stern
  8. White Lightning – Jape Richardson
  9. Country Comfort – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  10. Lo and Behold/Jesus Is Just All Right – James Taylor, A. Reid Reynolds
  11. Do I Still Figure in Your Life – Pete Dello
  12. Sweet Honesty – Beverley Martyn
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In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Asylum” label released “For Everyman”, the second Jackson Browne studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” and “Studio One” in Hollywood, and was produced by Jackson Browne. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number at 457 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jackson Browne – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, rhythm guitar
  • David Crosby– harmony vocals
  • Craig Doerge– piano
  • Wilton Felder– bass guitar
  • Glenn Frey– harmony vocals
  • Doug Haywood – bass, harmony vocals
  • Don Henley– harmony vocals
  • Rockaday Johnnie (Elton John) – piano
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • Russ Kunkel– drums
  • David Lindley– acoustic guitar, electric fiddle, electric guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Gary Mallaber– drums
  • Mickey McGee– drums
  • Joni Mitchell– electric piano
  • Spooner Oldham– organ
  • David Paich– piano
  • Bill Payne– piano
  • Bonnie Raitt– harmony vocals
  • Leland Sklar– bass
  • Mike Utley– organ
  • John Haeny– engineer
  • Al Schmitt– engineer, mixing
  • Kent Nebergall, Rick Tarantini – assistant engineer
  • Greg Ladanyi– mastering
  • Anthony Hudson – art direction, design
  • Alan F. Blumenthal – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackson Browne except where noted:

  1. Take It Easy – Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey
  2. Our Lady of the Well
  3. Colors of the Sun
  4. I Thought I Was a Child
  5. These Days
  6. Redneck Friend
  7. The Times You’ve Come
  8. Ready or Not
  9. Sing My Songs to Me
  10. For Everyman

 

In October 1966.

In October 1966, “Elektra” label released the debut, self-titled Tim Buckley album. It was recorded in August 1966, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jac Holzman and Paul A. Rothchild.

Personnel:

  • Tim Buckley– guitar, vocals
  • Lee Underwood– guitar
  • Jim Fielder– bass guitar
  • Van Dyke Parks– piano, celesta, harpsichord
  • Billy Mundi– drums, percussion
  • Jack Nitzsche– string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Buckley, except where noted.

  1. I Can’t See You – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  2. Wings
  3. Song of the Magician – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  4. Strange Street Affair Under Blue – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  5. Valentine Melody – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  6. Aren’t You the Girl?
  7. Song Slowly Song – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  8. It Happens Every Time
  9. Song for Jainie
  10. Grief in My Soul – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  11. She Is –Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  12. Understand Your Man

 

In September 1973.

In September 1973, “Polydor” label released “Ten Years Are Gone”, the twenty-second John Mayall album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by John Mayall.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall- piano, guitar, harmonica, vocal
  • Freddy Robinson- guitar, vocal
  • Victor Gaskin- bass
  • Keef Hartley- drums
  • Sugarcane Harris- violin
  • Blue Mitchell– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Red Holloway- alto and tenor saxophone, flute

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall except where noted.

  1. Ten Years Are Gone
  2. Driving Till The Break of Day
  3. Drifting
  4. Better Pass You By
  5. California Campground
  6. Undecided – Freddy Robinson
  7. Good Looking Stranger
  8. I Still Care
  9. Don’t Hang Me Up
  10. Introduction
  11. Sitting Here Thinking
  12. Harmonica Free Form
  13. Burning Sun
  14. Dark of the Night

In August 1978.

In August 1978, “Full Moon” label released “Twin Sons of Different Mothers”, the first of two collaborations albums by Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg. It was recorded in 1978, at “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, California; “Village Recorders”,  “Wally Heider Studios”, “United Studios”, “A&M Studios” and “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – synthesizer, acoustic guitar, bass, guitar, mandolin, percussion, piano, electric guitar, keyboard, vocals, background vocals, voices, slide guitar, classical guitar
  • Tim Weisberg- flute, percussion, oboe, piccolo
  • David Breinenthal – bassoon
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Vincent DeRosa – French horn
  • Earl Dumler – English horn
  • John Ellis – organ, oboe
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion, conga, cowbell
  • Don Henley- vocals, harmony vocals
  • John Leslie Hug – guitar, harp
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion, conga
  • Neil Larsen – piano, keyboard, electric piano
  • Andy Newmark- synthesizer, drums
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Ann Mason Stockton – harp
  • Florence Warner- vocals, background vocals
  • Willie Weeks– bass
  • Engineer: Marty Lewis
  • Vinyl mastering engineer: Glenn Meadows

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Fogelberg, except where noted.

  1. Twins Theme
  2. Intimidation
  3. Lazy Susan
  4. Guitar Etude No. 3
  5. Tell Me to My Face – Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash
  6. Hurtwood Alley
  7. Lahaina Luna
  8. Paris Nocturne
  9. Since You’ve Asked – Judy Collins
  10. The Power of Gold

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”, the fourth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Blue Seas Recording Studio” in Hunt Valley, Maryland; “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles”; “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” and Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lowell George and Van Dyke Parks.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George- vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrère- guitar, vocals
  • Sam Clayton- percussion, vocals
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richie Hayward- drums, vocals
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, vocals
  • Gordon DeWitty – clavinet
  • Fred White- drums
  • Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Fran Tate – backing vocals
  • Tower Of Power- horns

Track listing:

  1. Rock & Roll Doctor – Lowell George, Fred Martin
  2. Oh Atlanta – Bill Payne
  3. Skin it Back – Paul Barrère
  4. Down the Road – Lowell George
  5. Spanish Moon – Lowell George
  6. Feats Don’t Fail Me Now – Paul Barrère, Lowell George, Martin Kibbee
  7. The Fan – Lowell George, Bill Payne
  8. Medley: Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie – Lowell George, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne

 

On July 30, 1968.

On July 30, 1968, “Atco” label released “Last Time Around”, the third and final  Buffalo Springfield album. It was recorded February 1967-April 1968, at “Sunset Sound”, “Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Stephen Stills- guitar, piano, organ, bass, vibes, percussion, handclaps, background vocals, vocals
  • Neil Young- guitar, harmonica, piano,, background vocals, vocals
  • Richie Furay- guitar, vocals
  • Dewey Martin- drums
  • Jim Messina- bass, vocals
  • Bruce Palmer- bass
  • Buddy Miles: drums
  • Jimmy Karstein : drums
  • Gary Marker: bass
  • Jeremy Stuart : harpsichord, calliope, bells
  • Rusty Young: pedal steel guitar
  • Richard Davis: bass
  • Engineers: Adrian Barber, Phil Iehle, Jim Messina

Track listing:

  1. On the Way Home – Neil Young
  2. It’s So Hard to Wait – Richie Furay, Neil Young
  3. Pretty Girl Why – Stephen Stills
  4. Four Days Gone – Stephen Stills
  5. Carefree Country Day – Jim Messina
  6. Special Care – Stephen Stills
  7. The Hour of Not Quite Rain – Callen, Richie Furay
  8. Questions – Stephen Stills
  9. I Am a Child – Neil Young
  10. Merry-Go-Round – Richie Furay
  11. Uno Mundo – Stephen Stills
  12. Kind Woman – Richie Furay