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On January 11, 1974.

On January 11, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Hotcakes”, the fourth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in September 1973, at “Producers Workshop” in Los Angeles, and October – November 1973, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, whistle
  • James Taylor – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, horn arrangements and conductor
  • Kenny Ascher – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • Dr. John – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • David Spinozza – electric guitar
  • Bucky Pizzarelli – electric guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – electric guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar
  • Richard Davis – string bass
  • Larry Brean – slap bass 
  • Rick Marotta – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – congas, percussion
  • George Devens – cabasa
  • Paul Buckmaster – string and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Howard Johnson – baritone saxophone, tuba 
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Barry Rogers – trombone 
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Carl Hall – backing vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – backing vocals
  • Todd Graff – backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals
  • Benny Diggs – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Richard Perry – backing vocals
  • Harry Maslin – engineer, remix
  • Bill Schnee – engineer, remix
  • Blasie Castellano – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Vincent Cesi (Push Pin Studios) – art direction, design
  • Ed Caraeff – cover photography
  • Vieri Salvadori – centerfold pgotography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Safe and Sound – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Mind on my Man
  3. Think I’m Gonna Have a Baby
  4. Older Sister
  5. Just Not True
  6. Hotcakes – James Taylor
  7. Misfit
  8. Forever My Love – Carly Simon, James Taylor
  9. Mockingbird – Inez Foxx, Charlie Foxx, James Taylor
  10. Grownup – Carly Simon
  11. Haven’t Got Time for the Pain – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman

In December 1972.

In December 1972, “Kudu” label released “The Prophet”, the 28th Johnny Hammond album. It was recorded in November 1972, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Hammond Smith – organ
  • John Eckert, Jon Faddis, Marvin Stamm – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Wayne Andre, Dick Griffin – trombone
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion, Maceo Parker – tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne – baritone saxophone
  • Eric Gale – guitar
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Airto Moreira – percussion
  • Andrew Primus – steel drum
  • Pee Wee Ellis – arranger, conductor, electric piano, melodica
  • Carl Carldwell, Lani Groves, Tasha Thomas – vocals 
  • Buddy Lucas – harmonica 
  • Hubert Laws – flute
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny “Hammond” Smith except where noted

  1. Prophet – Alfred Ellis
  2. Tomorrow Belongs to the Children – Bob Gundry
  3. Witchy Woman – Bernie Leadon, Don Henley
  4. Thunder and Lightning – Chi Coltrane
  5. Stand Behind Me – Carole King
  6. Corner of the Sky – Stephen Schwartz

In November 1973.

In November 1973, “MCA” label released “Friends and Legends”, the second  Michael Stanley album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Applewood Studios” in Golden, Colorado, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk.

Personnel:

  • Michael Stanley- lead vocals, guitars
  • Joe Walsh- lead guitars, synthesizer
  • Joe Vitale- drums, flute, synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Kenny Passarelli- bass
  • Paul Harris- piano, organ, clavinette
  • Al Perkins- pedal steel guitar
  • Joe Lala- congas, timbales, percussion
  • Jon Bendis – acoustic guitar
  • David Sanborn- alto saxophone
  • Bill Szymczyk- percussion
  • Tasha Thomas – backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Carla Hall – backing vocals
  • Richie Furay- backing vocals
  • Dan Fogelberg- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Stanley; except where noted.

  1. Among My Friends Again
  2. Help! – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Yours for a Song
  4. Let’s Get the Show on the Road
  5. Just Keep Playing Your Radio
  6. Roll On
  7. Bad Habits
  8. Funky Is the Drummer – Michael Stanley, Joe Walsh, Paul Harris, Joe Vitale, Kenny Passarelli, Bigby, Lawson
  9. Poets’ Day

 

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Blue Sky” label released “All American Boy”, the debut Rick Derringer solo studio album. It was recorded in 1973 at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk and Rick Derringer.

Personnel:

  • Rick Derringer- lead vocals, guitar, organ
  • David Bromberg- guitar, dobro
  • Joe Walsh- electric guitar
  • Bobby Caldwell, Joe Vitale- drums
  • Kenny Passarelli- bass guitar
  • Tasha Thomas, Lani Groves, Carl Hall – backing vocals
  • Edgar Winter- keyboards
  • Suzi Quatro- bass guitar
  • Paul Harris- keyboards
  • Joe Lala- percussion
  • Toots Thielemans- harmonica

Track listing:

All tracks by Rick Derringer; except where noted.

  1. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
  2. Joy Ride
  3. Teenage Queen
  4. Cheap Tequila
  5. Uncomplicated
  6. Hold – Rick Derringer, Patti Smith
  7. The Airport Giveth (The Airport Taketh Away)
  8. Teenage Love Affair
  9. It’s Raining
  10. Time Warp
  11. Slide On Over Slinky
  12. Jump, Jump, Jump

 

On July 1, 1973.

On July 1, 1973, “ABC” label released “Life and Times”, the fourth Jim Croce studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Terry Cashman and Tommy West.

Personnel:

  • Jim Croce – guitar, vocals
  • Kenny Ascher- organ
  • Terry Cashman- vocals
  • Gary Chester- drums
  • Ellie Greenwich- vocals
  • Michael Kamen- synthesizer
  • Joe Macho – bass
  • Maury Muehleisen- guitar, vocals
  • Alan Rolnick – guitar, vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – vocals
  • Eric Weissberg- violin
  • Tommy West – bass, keyboards, vocals
  • Engineer: Bruce Tergesen

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Croce.

  1. One Less Set of Footsteps
  2. Roller Derby Queen
  3. Dreamin’ Again
  4. Careful Man
  5. Alabama Rain
  6. A Good Time Man Like Me Ain’t Got No Business (Singin’ the Blues)
  7. Next Time, This Time
  8. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  9. These Dreams
  10. Speedball Tucker
  11. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

In February 1974.

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In February 1974, “Columbia” label released “Saints & Sinners”, the sixth Johnny Winter studio album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Rick Derringer.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Winter- guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Edgar Winter- synthesiser, keyboards, alto saxophone, vocals
  • Rick Derringer- synthesiser, guitar, bass guitar
  • Bobby Caldwell- percussion
  • Randy Jo Hobbs- bass guitar
  • Randy Brecker- trumpet
  • Louis del Gatto – tenor saxophone
  • Lani Groves – vocals
  • Carl Hall- vocals
  • Dan Hartman- guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals
  • Richard Hughes – drums
  • Barbara Massey – vocals
  • Alan Rubin- trumpet
  • John Smith – saxophone
  • Tasha Thomas – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Stone County – Richard Supa
  2. Blinded by Love – Allen Toussaint
  3. Thirty Days – Chuck Berry
  4. Stray Cat Blues – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  5. Bad Luck Situation – Johnny Winter
  6. Rollin’ ‘Cross the Country – Dan Hartman, Edgar Winter
  7. Riot in Cell Block #9 – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  8. Hurtin’ So Bad – Johnny Winter
  9. Boney Moronie – Larry Williams
  10. Feedback on Highway 101 – Van Morrison

 

In January 1973.

naked_songs

In January 1973, “Columbia” label released “Naked Songs”, the sixth and final Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1972, at “New York City’s Record Plant” in New York City and at “Studio One” in Doraville, Georgia, and was produced by Al Kooper.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper: piano,  organ,  guitars,  ARP synthesizer,  harpsichord,  electric bass
  • John Paul Fetta: electric bass
  • Junior Hanley:drums
  • Charlie Brown: guitar
  • Paul Goddard: bass
  • Barry Bailey: guitar
  • R. Cobb: guitar
  • Robert Nix: drums
  • Richard Greene:fiddle
  • Dean Daughtry: piano
  • Stuart Scharf: guitar
  • Maruga Booker:percussion
  • Linda November, Maeretha Stewart,Tasha Thomas, Eileen Gilbert, Patti Austin, Albertine Robinson, Michael Gately, Robert John – background vocals
  • Jimmy Wisner: string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Kooper; except where noted.

  1. (Be Yourself) Be Real
  2. As the Years Go Passing By – Don Robey
  3. Jolie
  4. Blind Baby
  5. Been and Gone – Annette Peacock
  6. Sam Stone – John Prine
  7. Peacock Lady
  8. Touch the Hem of His Garment – Sam Cooke
  9. Where Were You When I Needed You – Irwin Levine, Al Kooper
  10. Unrequited

 

On November 30, 1975.

numbers

On November 30, 1975, “Island” label released “Numbers”, the ninth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded in October 1975, at “Le Studio Morin Heights” in Quebec, Canada, and was produced by Cat Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Cat Stevens– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, twelve string guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, ARP 2600, ARP 2500, vocals
  • Jean Roussel– piano, Yamaha organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, synthesizer, harpsichord, Hammond organ, string synthesizer, vocals, vibraphone
  • Alun Davies– acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Gerry Conway– drums, vocals
  • Bruce Lynch– bass, double bass
  • Simon Nicol– acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string electric guitar
  • Chico Batera – congas, wind chimes, ganza, triangle, waterphone
  • Gordie Fleming – accordion
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Magic Children of Ottawa – vocals
  • Barbara Massey – vocals
  • Carl Hall – vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – vocals
  • Art Garfunkel– vocals
  • Lewis Furey – vocals
  • Melba Joyce – vocals
  • Carmen Twillie – vocals
  • Brenda Russell – vocals
  • Vennette Gloud – vocals
  • Suzanne Lynch– vocals
  • Anna Peacock – vocals
  • Vincent Beck – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens.

  1. Whistlestar
  2. Novim’s Nightmare
  3. Majik of Majiks
  4. Drywood
  5. Banapple Gas
  6. Land o’ Freelove & Goodbye
  7. Jzero
  8. Home
  9. Monad’s Anthem

 

On August 3, 1973.

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

On August 3, 1973, “Tamla” label released “Innervisions”, the sixteen Stevie Wonder studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles; “Media Sound Studios” in New York, and was produced by Stevie Wonder, Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil.

Personnel:
Personnel:

  • Stevie Wonder – lead vocal, background vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes, harmonica, drums, Moog bass, Hohner clavinet , handclaps
  • Lani Groves – background vocal
  • Tasha Thomas– background vocal
  • Jim Gilstrap– background vocal
  • Malcolm Cecil– upright bass
  • Dean Parks– acoustic guitar
  • David T. Walker– electric guitar
  • Clarence Bell – Hammond organ
  • Ralph Hammer – acoustic guitar
  • Larry “Nastyee” Latimer – congas
  • Scott Edwards – electric bass
  • Yusuf Roahman – shaker
  • Sheila Wilkerson – bongos, Latin gourd
  • Willie Weeks– electric bass
  • Robert Margouleff, Malcolm Cecil – synthesizer programming
  • Efram Wolff – album art

Track listing:

All tracks by Stevie Wonder.

  1. Too High
  2. Visions
  3. Living for the City
  4. Golden Lady
  5. Higher Ground
  6. Jesus Children of America
  7. All in Love Is Fair
  8. Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing
  9. He’s Misstra Know-It-All