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In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Columbia” label released “New York City (You’re a Woman)”, the fourth Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Al Kooper.


  • Al Kooper – piano, organ, guitars, mellotron, harmonium, vocals
  • Paul Humphries– drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter– percussion
  • Lou Shelton– guitar
  • Terry Kath– guitar solo
  • Carol Kaye, Herbie Flowers– electric bass
  • Bobby West – acoustic andelectric bass
  • Roger Pope – drums
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • Caleb Quaye– guitar
  • Rita Coolidge, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Donna Weiss, Julia Tillman Waters, Edna Wright, Maxine Willard Waters, Lorna Willard, Edna Woods, Claudia Lennear, Dorothy Morrison, Robbie Montgomery, Jessie Smith, Robert John, Michael Gately and Jay Siegel – backing vocals
  • Doug Pomeroy, Frank Laico, Ken Scott, Mark Friedman, Sy Mitchell – engineers
  • Richard Avedon– cover photography
  • John Berg – design

Track listing:

  1. New York City (You’re a Woman) – Al Kooper
  2. John the Baptist (Holy John) – Al Kooper, Phyllis Major
  3. Can You Hear It Now (500 Miles) – traditional, arr. by Al Kooper
  4. The Ballad of the Hard Rock Kid – Al Kooper
  5. Going Quietly Mad – Al Kooper
  6. Medley
  • Oo Wee Baby, I Love You – Richard Parker
  • Love Is A Man’s Best Friend – Irwin Levine, Kooper
  1. Back on My Feet – Al Kooper
  2. Come Down in Time – Bernie Taupin, Elton John
  3. Dearest Darling – Bo Diddley
  4. Nightmare #5 – Al Kooper
  5. The Warning (Someone’s on the Cross Again) – Al Kooper, Phyllis Major

On September 12, 1977.


On September 12, 1977, “Columbia” label released “Chicago XI”, the ninth Chicago studio album. It was recorded April – June 1977, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, Colorado, and was produced by James William Guercio. This was the last Chicago album produced by James William Guercio, and the last one to feature founding member Terry Kath, who died in an gun accident four months later.


  • Peter Cetera– bass, lead & backing vocals
  • Laudir de Oliveira– percussion
  • Terry Kath– electric & acoustic guitars, percussion, lead & backing vocals
  • Robert Lamm– piano, Hammond organ, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, lead & backing vocals
  • Lee Loughnane– trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • James Pankow– trombone, keyboards, percussion, vocals, brass arrangements
  • Walter Parazaider– saxophones, flute, clarinet
  • Danny Seraphine– drums, percussion
  • David “Hawk” Wolinski– ARP synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • James William Guercio – acoustic guitars, bass
  • Tim Cetera – background vocals
  • Carl Wilson– background vocals
  • Chaka Khan– background vocals, incredible preach
  • Dominic Frontiere– orchestral conception & orchestration, orchestration, string and orchestralarrangements
  • The Voices of Inspiration –choir
  • Engineeredby Wayne Tarnowski
  • Assistant engineer – Tom Likes
  • Armin Steiner – strings recording
  • Masteredby Mike Reese
  • John Berg – coverdesign
  • Nick Fasciano – logodesign
  • Reid Miles – insidephotography

Track listing:

  1. Mississippi Delta City Blues – Terry Kath
  2. Baby, What a Big Surprise – Peter Cetera
  3. Till the End of Time – James Pankow
  4. Policeman – Robert Lamm
  5. Take Me Back to Chicago – Danny Seraphine, Hawk Wolinski
  6. Vote for Me – Robert Lamm
  7. Takin’ It on Uptown – Fred Kagan, Terry Kath
  8. This Time – Lee Loughnane
  9. The Inner Struggles of a Man – Dominic Frontiere
  10. Prelude (Little One) – Danny Seraphine, Hawk Wolinski
  11. Little One – Danny Seraphine, Hawk Wolinski

On July 10, 1972.


On July 10, 1972, “Columbia” label released “Chicago V”, the fourth Chicago studio album.This was band’s first single album release and was recorded in September 1971, at “Columbia 30th Street Studios” in New York, and was produced by James William Guercio. In 1986,  “Chicago V” was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Peter Cetera– bass, wah-wah bass, lead & backing vocals
  • Terry Kath– electric & acoustic guitars, lead & backing vocals
  • Robert Lamm– piano, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, Hohner Pianet, lead & backing vocals
  • Lee Loughnane– trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, background vocals
  • James Pankow– trombone, percussion, background vocals, brass arrangements
  • Walter Parazaider– saxophones, flute, percussion, background vocals
  • Danny Seraphine– drums, congas, antique bells, percussion
  • Engineered by Wayne Tarnowski
  • Logo Design – Nick Fasciano
  • Album Design –John Berg
  • Photography – Jim Houghton and Earl Steinbicker
  • Lettering – Beverly Scott
  • Remastering – Joe Gastwirt

Track listing:

  1. A Hit byVarèse – Robert Lamm
  2. All is Well – Robert Lamm
  3. Now That You’ve Gone – James Pankow
  4. Dialogue (Part I) – Robert Lamm
  5. Dialogue (Part II) – Robert Lamm
  6. While the City Sleeps – Robert Lamm
  7. Saturday in the Park – Robert Lamm
  8. State of the Union – Robert Lamm
  9. Goodbye – Robert Lamm
  10. Alma Mater – Terry Kath

On June 25, 1973.


On June 25, 1973, “Columbia” label released “Chicago VI”, the fifth Chicago studio album. It was recorded February 1973, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, CO, and was produced by James William Guercio.


  • Peter Cetera– bass, lead & background vocals, harmonica on “In Terms of Two”
  • Terry Kath– electric & acoustic guitars, slide guitar, lead & background vocals
  • Robert Lamm– piano, Hammond organ, clavinet, Wurlitzer electric piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer, Hohner Pianet, lead & background vocals
  • Lee Loughnane– trumpet, background vocals, percussion
  • James Pankow– trombone, brass arrangements
  • Walter Parazaider– saxophones, flute
  • Danny Seraphine– drums, percussion
  • Laudir de Oliveira– congas
  • Joe Lala– congas
  • G. O’Rafferty– pedal steel
  • Engineered by Wayne Tarnowski
  • Assistant Engineer – Jeff Guercio
  • Mixed by Phil Ramone
  • Mix Assistant – Richard Blakin
  • Cover Design – John Bergand Nick Fasciano
  • Photography by Barry Feinstein

Track listing:

  1. Critics Choice – Robert Lamm
  2. Just You’n’Me – James Pankow
  3. Darlin’ Dear – Robert Lamm
  4. Jenny – Terry Kath
  5. What’s This World Coming To – James Pankow
  6. Something in This City Changes People – Robert Lamm
  7. Hollywood – Robert Lamm
  8. In Terms of Two – Peter Cetera
  9. Rediscovery – Robert Lamm
  10. Feelin’ Stronger Every Day – Peter Cetera, James Pankow

On June 14, 1976.


On June 14, 1976, “Columbia” label released “Chicago X” is the eighth studio and tenth overall Chicago album. It was recorded September 1975, March – April 1976, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, and was produced by James William Guercio.


  • Peter Cetera– bass, lead & backing vocals, possible acoustic guitar
  • Laudir de Oliveira– percussion, vocals
  • Terry Kath– electric & acoustic guitars, lead & backing vocals
  • Robert Lamm– Hammond organ, piano, Fender Rhodes, clavinet, ARP 2600, tack piano, ARP String Ensemble, lead & backing vocals
  • Lee Loughnane– trumpet, vocals, lead vocals
  • James Pankow– trombone, vocals, brass arrangements, lead vocals
  • Walter Parazaider– woodwinds, vocals
  • Danny Seraphine– drums, vocals
  • David J. Wolinski– piano, mellotron
  • James William Guercio– acoustic guitar, bass, guitar
  • Othello Molineaux – steel drums
  • Leroy Williams – steel drums
  • Jimmie Haskell– string and french horn orchestration; string conductor
  • Engineered by Wayne Tarnowski
  • Assistant Engineer – Tom Likes
  • Strings recorded by Armin Steiner at Sound Labs
  • Mastered by Doug Sax
  • Album Cover Concept – John Berg
  • Logo Design – Nick Fasciano
  • Candy Bar Photo – Columbia Records Photo Studio
  • Inside Photography – Reid Miles

Track listing:

  1. Once or Twice – Terry Kath
  2. You Are on My Mind – James Pankow
  3. Skin Tight – James Pankow
  4. If You Leave Me Now – Peter Cetera
  5. Together Again – Lee Loughnane
  6. Another Rainy Day in New York City – Robert Lamm
  7. Mama Mama – Peter Cetera
  8. Scrapbook – Robert Lamm
  9. Gently I’ll Wake You – Robert Lamm
  10. You Get It Up – Robert Lamm
  11. Hope for Love – Terry Kath


On March 24, 1975.


On March 24, 1975, “Columbia” label released “Chicago VIII”, the eighth Chicago studio album. It was recorded August – September 1974, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, CO, and was produced by James William Guercio.


  • Peter Cetera– bass, lead & background vocals
  • Terry Kath– electric & acoustic guitars, lead & background vocals
  • Robert Lamm– keyboards, lead & background vocals
  • Lee Loughnane– trumpet, background vocals
  • James Pankow– trombone, brass arrangements
  • Walter Parazaider– saxophones, flute, clarinet
  • Danny Seraphine– drums
  • Laudir de Oliveira– percussion
  • Caribou Kitchenettes – vocal chorus (John Carsello, Donna Conroy, Laudir de Oliveira, Bob Eberhardt, Steve Fagin, Kristy Ferguson, Linda Greene, Lee Loughnane, Brandy Maitland, Katherine Ogden, James Pankow, Walter Parazaider, Joanne Rocconi, Richard Torres and Angele Warner)
  • Patrick Williams – string orchestrations
  • Engineered by Wayne Tarnowski, Jeff Guercio and Mark Guercio
  • Strings recorded by Armin Steiner at Sound Labs, Hollywood
  • Mixed byPhil Ramone
  • John Berg and Nick Fasciano – cover Design
  • Anthony Maggiore – Artwork/Handwriting

Track listing:

  1. Anyway You Want – Peter Cetera
  2. Brand New Love Affair, Part I & II – James Pankow
  3. Never Been in Love Before – Robert Lamm
  4. Hideaway – Peter Cetera
  5. Till We Meet Again – Terry Kath
  6. Harry Truman – Robert Lamm
  7. Oh, Thank You Great Spirit – Terry Kath
  8. Long Time No See – Robert Lamm
  9. Ain’t It Blue – Robert Lamm
  10. Old Days – James Pankow

On March 11, 1974.


On March 11, 1974, “Columbia” label released “Chicago VII”, the sixth Chicago studio album. It was recorded August – December 1973, at  “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, and was produced by James William Guercio.


  • Peter Cetera – bass, lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Terry Kath– guitars, lead and backing vocals, bass, bells,
  • Robert Lamm– acoustic piano, keyboards, Fender Rhodes,  clavinet, Mellotron, ARP synthesizer, Mini Moog, lead vocals and backing vocals
  • Danny Seraphine– drums, percussion, hi-hat, bass drum
  • Lee Loughnane– trumpet, flugelhorn, lead and  backing vocals
  • James Pankow– trombone, percussion, timbales, backing vocals
  • Walter Parazaider– flute , soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • James Pankow, Robert Lamm – brass arrangements
  • Laudir de Oliveira– percussion, congas
  • David Wolinski– ARP synthesizer, acoustic piano, Mellotron and Fender Rhodes
  • James William Guercio– acoustic guitar, bass, guitar
  • Jimmie Haskell– strings
  • Wayne Tarnowski – acoustic piano
  • Guille Garcia – congas, percussion
  • Bobbi Roen, Camelia Ortiz, Diane Nini, Hank Steiger, Julie Nini – background party noises
  • Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, The Pointer Sisters– backing vocals
  • Ross Salomone – drums
  • John Berg and Nick Fasciano – cover photo
  • Urve Kuusik – photography

 Track listing:

  1. Prelude to Aire – Danny Seraphine
  2. Aire – Danny Seraphine, Walter Parazaider, James Pankow
  3. Devil’s Sweet – Danny Seraphine, Walter Parazaider
  4. Italian from New York – Robert Lamm
  5. Hanky Panky – Robert Lamm
  6. Life Saver – Robert Lamm
  7. Happy Man – Peter Cetera
  8. (I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long – James Pankow
  9. Mongonucleosis – James Pankow
  10. Songs of the Evergreens – Terry Kath
  11. Byblos – Terry Kath
  12. Wishing You Were Here – Peter Cetera
  13. Call on Me – Lee Loughnane
  14. Woman Don’t Want to Love Me – Robert Lamm
  15. Skinny Boy – Robert Lamm