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In July 1970.

In July 1970, “ABC” label released “James Gang Rides Again”, the second James Gang studio album. It was recorded in November 1969 at “The Record Plant”, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk.

Personnel:

  • Joe Walsh– guitars, vocals, keyboards, piano, percussion
  • Dale Peters – bass guitars, vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
  • Jim Fox– drums, vocals, percussion, keyboards, organ, piano
  • Rusty Young– pedal steel guitar
  • Engineer: Bill Szymczyk
  • Remastering: Bill Szymczyk, Ted Jensen
  • Liner notes: Dale Peters, Jim Fox and Joe Walsh
  • Photography: Tom Wright

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Walsh, except where noted.

  1. Funk #49 – Jim Fox, Dale Peters, Joe Walsh
  2. Asshtonpark – Jim Fox, Dale Peters, Joe Walsh
  3. Woman – Jim Fox, Dale Peters, Joe Walsh
  4. The Bomber: Closet Queen/ Boléro/ Cast Your Fate to the Wind – Jim Fox, Dale Peters, Joe Walsh, Maurice Ravel, Vince Guaraldi
  5. Tend My Garden
  6. Garden Gate
  7. There I Go Again
  8. Thanks
  9. Ashes, the Rain and I
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In June 1972.

In June 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “School’s Out”, the fifth Alice Cooper studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Ezrin. The album cover was by Craig Braun.

Personnel:

  • Alice Cooper– vocals
  • Glen Buxton– lead guitar
  • Michael Bruce– rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Dennis Dunaway– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Neal Smith– drums, backing vocals
  • Bob Ezrin– keyboards
  • Dick Wagner– lead guitar
  • Rockin’ Reggie Vincent – guitar, backing vocals
  • Wayne Andre– trombone

Track listing:

  1. School’s Out – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
  2. Luney Tune – Alice Cooper, Dennis Dunaway
  3. Gutter Cat vs. the Jets – Glen Buton, Dennis Dunway, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  4. Street Fight – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
  5. Blue Turk – Alice cooper, Michael Bruce
  6. My Stars – Alice Cooper, Bob Ezrin
  7. Public Animal #9 – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  8. Alma Mater – Neal Smith
  9. Grand Finale – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Bob Ezrin, Neal Smith, Mack David, Leonard Bernstein

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “A&M” label released “Now”, the third Tubes album. It was recorded in 1976, at “His Masters Wheels” and “Funky Features” in San Francisco, “The Record Plant” in  Los Angeles; “The Record Plant” in  Sausalito,  and was produced by John Anthony.

Personnel:

  • Fee Waybill- vocals
  • Bill “The Swami” Spooner- guitar, vocals
  • Michael Cotten – synthesizer
  • Mingo Lewis – drums, percussion
  • Prairie Prince- drums
  • Roger Steen – guitar, vocals
  • Re Styles – vocals
  • Vince Welnick- keyboards
  • Rick Anderson – bass
  • Bud Scoppa – voices
  • Don Van Vliet- soprano saxophone
  • Harry Duncan – harmonica
  • Roberta Burger – violin
  • Don Wood – engineer, production assistance
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Michael Cotten, Prairie Prince – design

Track listing:

  1. Smoke (La Vie en Fumér) – Bill Spooner, Michael Cotten, Vince Welnick
  2. Hit Parade – Bill Spooner, Vince Welnick
  3. Strung Out on Strings – Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Michael Evans
  4. Golden Boy – Bill Spooner, Michael Evans
  5. My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains – Don Van Vliet
  6. God-Bird-Change – Mingo Lewis
  7. I’m Just a Mess – Bill Spooner, Roger Steen
  8. Cathy’s Clone – Fee Waybill, Bill “The Swami” Spooner, Michael Cotton, Mingo Lewis, Prairie Prince, Roger Steen, Re Styles, Vince Welnick, Rick Anderson
  9. This Town – Lee Hazlewood
  10. Pound of Flesh – Ron Nagle, Scott Mathews
  11. You’re No Fun – Michael Cotten, Vince Welnick

 

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Full Moon” label released “Nether Lands”, the fourth Dan Fogelberg album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, Colorado, “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles and Sausalito, “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” in  Nashville and “North Star Studio” in Boulder, Colorado, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg and Norbert Putnam.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – acoustic & electric guitars, piano, electric piano, organ, keyboards, vocals, 12 string guitar, slide guitar, painting
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey- drums
  • Dominic Frontiere, Dan Fogelberg, Norbert Putnam – orchestral arrangements
  • Don Henley- backing vocals, harmony vocals
  • Russ Kunkel- conga, drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion, conga
  • Frank Marocco – accordion
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • D. Souther- backing vocals, harmony vocals
  • John Stronach – percussion, maracas, tambourine
  • Al Perkins- pedal steel, dobro
  • Joe Walsh- guitar, electric guitar
  • Tim Weisberg- flute
  • Mix down Engineer: Marty Lewis
  • Assistant Engineers: Jeff Guercio, Mark Guercio, John Henning, Marty Lewis, Bruce Hensal, Gary Landinsky.
  • Mastered by: Glenn Meadows
  • Photography by: Andy Katz
  • Design by: Kosh

Track listing:

All songs written by Dan Fogelberg.

  1. Nether Lands
  2. Once upon a Time
  3. Dancing Shoes
  4. Lessons Learned
  5. Loose Ends
  6. Love Gone By
  7. Promises Made
  8. Give Me Some Time
  9. Scarecrow’s Dream
  10. Sketches
  11. False Faces

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Capitol” label released “Nine on a Ten Scale”, the first Sammy Hagar solo album. It was recorded in 1976, at “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by John Carter.

Personnel:

  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, guitar
  • Bill Church– bass guitar
  • Scott Quick – guitars
  • John Blakely – guitars
  • Alan Fitzgerald– keyboards
  • Joe Crane – keyboards
  • Stan – keyboards
  • Wizard – keyboards
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums
  • Jim Hodder– drums
  • Jerry Shirley– drums
  • Dallas Taylor– drums
  • Venetta Fields– backing vocals
  • MaxaynLewis – backing vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews– backing vocals
  • Bob Welch– backing vocals
  • Greg Adams– horns
  • Emilio Castillo– horns
  • Mic Gillette– horns
  • Steve Kupka– horns
  • Lenny Pickett– horns
  • Rich E.– engineer
  • Tom Flye– engineer
  • John Henning – engineer
  • Gary Kellgren– engineer
  • Cris Morris– engineer
  • Deke Richards– engineer
  • Jimmy Robinson– engineer
  • John Stronack– engineer
  • Roy Kohara– original art direction
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Keep On Rockin – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  2. Urban Guerilla – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  3. Flamingos Fly – Van Morrison
  4. China – Bob Welch
  5. Silver Lights – Sammy Hagar
  6. All American – Sammy Hagar
  7. Confession (Please Come Back) – Ronald Nagle
  8. Young Girl Blues – Donovan
  9. Rock ‘N’ Roll Romeo – John Carter, Sammy Hagar

In May 1972.

In May 1972, “Sussex” label released “Still Bill”, the second Bill Withers studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Benorce Blackmon, Bill Withers, James Gadson, Melvin Dunlap and Ray Jackson. The album includes the single “Lean on Me”, which is number 205 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Personnel:

  • Bill Withers – guitar, piano, vocals
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion
  • Benorce Blackmon – guitar
  • Melvin Dunlap – bass
  • James Gadson- drums, percussion
  • Raymond Jackson – piano, clavinet, electric piano, horn and string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Withers, except where noted.

  1. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
  2. Let Me in Your Life
  3. Who Is He (And What Is He to You)? – Bill Withers, Stanley McKenny
  4. Use Me
  5. Lean On Me
  6. Kissing My Love
  7. I Don’t Know
  8. Another day to Run – Bill Withers, Benorce Blackmon
  9. I Don’t Want You on My Mind
  10. Take It All In and Check It All Out