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Mountain: Nantucket Sleighride

In January 1971, “Windfall” label released “Nantucket Sleighride”, the second Mountain studio album. It was recorded in 1970, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi.  


  • Leslie West – vocals, guitar
  • Steve Knight – keyboards
  • Felix Pappalardi – vocals, bass
  • Corky Laing – drums, percussion
  • Bob d’Orleans – engineer
  • Tom Cachetta – assistant engineer
  • Dave Ragno – assistant engineer
  • Beverly Weinstein – art direction
  • Gail Collins – visual director, design, painting, photography, calligraphy
  • Mick Brigden – calligraphy
  • Bud Prager – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Look Around – Leslie West, Sue Palmer,, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  2. Taunta (Sammy’s Tune) – Felix Pappalardi
  3. Nantucket Sleighride (to Owen Coffin) – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  4. You Can’t Get Away – Leslie West, Gail Collins, Corky Laing
  5. Tired Angels (to J.M.H.) – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Colliins
  6. The Animal Trainer and the Toad – Leslie West, Sue Palmer
  7. My Lady – Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  8. Travellin’ in the Dark (to E.M.P.) – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  9. The Great Train Robbery – Leslie West, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins

Bill Withers: Menagerie

In December 1977, “Columbia” label released “Menagerie”, the sixth Bill Withers studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “A&R Recording” in New York City, and was produced by Bill Withers, Keni Burke, Clarence McDonald and Clifford Coulter.


  • Bill Withers – lead and backing vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Ray Parker Jr. – guitar
  • Clarence McDonald – keyboards, string arrangements, horn arrangements, arrangements
  • Dean Gant – keyboards
  • Clifford Coulter – keyboards, synthesizer solo
  • Mike Jones – synthesizers
  • Jerry Knight – bass
  • Keni Burke – bass
  • Russ Kunkel – drums, shaker
  • Alvin Taylor – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion
  • Paul Riser – horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Charles Veal – concertmaster
  • Pat Hodges – backing vocals
  • Denita James – backing vocals
  • Jessica Smith – backing vocals
  • Phil Jantaas – assistant engineer
  • Roger Carpenter – design
  • Lou Beach – illustration
  • Elliot Gilbert – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Withers, except where noted.

  1. Lovely Day – Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough
  2. I Want to Spend the Night
  3. Lovely Night for Dancing
  4. Then You Smile at Me – Bill Withers, Clarence McDonald
  5. She Wants To (Get on Down) – Bill Withers, Larry Nash
  6. It Ain’t because of Me Baby – Bill Withers, Michael Jones
  7. Tender Things
  8. Wintertime – Cliff Coulter
  9. Let Me Be the One You Need – Bill Withers, Skip Scarborough

Peter Frampton: Where I Should Be

On May 30, 1979, “A&M” label released “Where I Should Be”, the sixth Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded November 1978 – May 1979, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Frampton.


  • Peter Frampton – vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Bob Mayo – keyboards
  • Eddie N. Watkins, Jr. – bass
  • Stanley Sheldon – bass
  • Donald Dunn – bass
  • Tower of Power – horn section
  • Gary Mallaber – drums
  • Jamie Oldaker – drums
  • Steve Forman – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton, except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Stand It No More
  2. Got My Feet Back on the Ground – Peter Frampton, Rodney Eckerman
  3. Where I Should Be (Monkey Song)
  4. Everything I Need – Peter Frampton, Bob Mayo
  5. May I Baby – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  6. You Don’t Know Like I Know – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  7. She Don’t Reply
  8. We’ve Just Begun – Peter Frampton, Bob Mayo
  9. It’s a Sad Affair

On February 16, 1972.

On February 16, 1972, “Bearsville” label released “Something/Anything?” the third Todd Rundgren album. It was recorded in 1971 at “I.D. Sound Studios” and “Runt Recorders” in Los Angeles, “The Record Plant” in New York City, “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.


  • Todd Rundgren – lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Rick Valente – lead vocals
  • Mark Klingman – piano, organ
  • Charlie Schoning – piano
  • Mark Klingman – organ
  • Rick Derringer – guitar
  • Ralph Walsh – guitar
  • Robbie Kogale – guitar
  • Amos Garrett – guitar
  • Ben Keith – pedal steel
  • Randy Read – rhythm guitar
  • Tony Sales – bass
  • Stu Woods – bass
  • Bugsy Maugh – bass
  • Collie Read – bass
  • Jim Colgrove – bass
  • Stockman – drums
  • Billy Mundi – drums
  • Hunt Sales – drums
  • John Siomos – drums
  • Hope Ruff, Richard Corey, Brook Baxes, Anthony Carrubba, Henry Fanton, Edward Olmos, Vicki Robinson, Dennis Cooley, Cecilia Norfleet  – backing vocals
  • Serge Katzen – conga
  • Gene Dinwiddie – tenor sax
  • Jim Horn – tenor sax
  • John Kelson – tenor sax
  • Mike Brecker – tenor sax
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet
  • Barry Rogers – trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Todd Rundgren except where noted.

Side One: A Bouquet of Ear-catching Melodies

  1. I Saw the Light
  2. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference
  3. Wolfman Jack
  4. Cold Morning Light
  5. It Takes Two for Tango (This Is fort the Girls)
  6. Sweeter Memories

Side Two: The Cerebral Side

  1. Intro
  2. Breathless
  3. The Night the Carousel Burnt Down
  4. Saving Grace
  5. Marlene
  6. Song of the Viking
  7. I Went to the Mirror

Side Three: The Kid Gets Heavy

  1. Black Maria
  2. One More Day (No Word)
  3. Couldn’t I Just Tell You
  4. Torch Song
  5. Little Red Lights

Side Four: Baby Needs a New Pair of Snakeskin Boots (A Pop Operetta)

  1. Overture–My Roots
  2. Money (That’s What I Want) – Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy, Jr.
  3. Messin’ with the Kid – Mel London
  4. Dust in the Wind – Mark Klingman
  5. Piss Aaron
  6. Hello It’s Me
  7. Some Folks Is Even Whiter Than Me
  8. You Left Me Sore
  9. Slut

On November 17, 1975.

On November 17, 1975, “Nemperor Records” label released “Teaser”, the debut Tommy Bolin album. It was recorded in July 1975 at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Tommy Bolin and Lee Kiefer.


  • Tommy Bolin – lead vocals, guitar
  • Stanley Sheldon – bass
  • Paul Stallworth – bass
  • Dave Foster – piano, synthesizer
  • Jan Hammer – synthesizer, drums
  • Ron Fransen – piano
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Prairie Prince – drums
  • Michael Walden – drums
  • Bobbie Berge – drums
  • Phil Collins – percussion
  • Sammy Figueroa – percussion
  • Rafael Cruz – percussion
  • Dave Brown – background vocals
  • Lee Kiefer – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Grind – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook, Stanley Sheldon, John Tesar
  2. Homeward Strut – Tommy Bolin
  3. Dreamer – Jeff Cook
  4. Savannah Woman – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  5. Teaser – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  6. People, People – Tommy Bolin
  7. Marching Powder – Tommy Bolin
  8. Wild Dogs –  Tommy Bolin, John Tesar
  9. Lotus – Tommy Bolin, John Tesar

Gary Kellgren

On July 20, 1977, Gary Kellgren died aged 38. He was an audio engineer and co-founder of “The Record Plant” recording studios (with Chris Stone). He worked with musicians John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Bobby Goldsboro, The Animals, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Frank Zappa, Sly, and the Family Stone, Velvet Underground, Rod Stewart, Ravi Shankar, Keith Moon, CSNY, Barbra Streisand, and Neil Diamond. He also worked with producers Chas Chandler, Jack Douglas, Robert Margouleff, Phil Spector, Wes Farrell, Tom Wilson, and Bill Szymczyk.

After the Fire: Batteries Not Included

On March 19, 1982, “CBS” label released “Batteries Not Included”, the fourth and final After the Fire album. It was recorded in 1981, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Mack.


  • Andy Piercy – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Peter Banks – keyboards
  • John Russell – guitar
  • Pete King – drums

All tracks by Andy Piercy and Peter Banks, except where noted.

  1. Short Change
  2. Frozen Rivers
  3. Sometimes – Andy Piercy, Peter Banks, John Russell
  4. Sailing Ship
  5. I Don’t Understand Your Love
  6. The Stranger
  7. Rich Boys
  8. Carry Me Home
  9. Dancing in the Shadows
  10. Space Walking
  11. Gina
  12. Stuck in Paris (Nowhere To Go)
  13. Bright Lights

Blue Oyster Cult: Spectres

On November 18, 1977, “Columbia” label released “Spectres”, the fifth Blue Öyster Cult studio album. It was recorded July – September 1977, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Murray Krugman, Sandy Pearlman, David Lucas, Eric Bloom, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser, Allen Lanier, Joe Bouchard and Albert Boucchard.


  • Eric Bloom– vocals, stun guitar
  • Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser– vocals, lead guitar
  • Allen Lanier– vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Joe Bouchard– vocals, bass
  • Albert Bouchard– drums, harmonica, percussion
  • NewarkBoys Chorus – vocals
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer, mixing
  • John Jansen, Corky Stasiak, Thom Panunzio, Andy Abrams – engineer
  • Gray Russell, Dave Thoener, Jay Krugman, Rod O’Brien, Sam Ginsberg – engineer assustant
  • Joe Brescio – mastering
  • Roni Hoffman – design
  • Eric Meola– photography
  • David Infante – laser effects, photography assistance

Track listing:

  1. Godzilla – Donald Roeser
  2. Golden Age of Leather – Donald Roeser, Bruce Abbott
  3. Death Valley Nights – Albert Bouchard, Richard Meltzer
  4. Searchin’ for Celine – Allen Lanier
  5. Fireworks – Albert Bouchard
  6. U. Ready 2 Rock – Albert Bouchard, Sandy Pearlman
  7. Celestial the Queen – Joe Bouchard, Helen Wheels
  8. Goin’ Through the Motions – Eric Bloom, Ian Hunter
  9. I Love the Night – Donald Roeser
  10. Nosferatu – Joe Bouchard, Helen Wheels

On May 28, 1977.

On May 28, 1977, “A&M” label released “I’m in You”, the fifth Peter Frampton album. It was recorded November 1976 – April 1977, at “Electric Lady Studios” in Greenwich Village, in New York, “The Record Plant” and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Frampton, Chris Kimsey, Bob Mayo and Frankie D’Augusta. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.


  • Peter Frampton – vocal, acoustic, electric and slide guitar, bass guitar, piano, organ, Moog synthesizer, minimoog, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP Axxe, clavinet, harmonica, drums, percussion, vocals, talk box, engineer, mixing
  • Bob Mayo– organ, Hammond B-3, synthesizer, Moog synthesizer, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP Axxe, clavinet, melodica, electric piano, piano, Fender Rhodes, accordion, electric and acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • Stanley Sheldon– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Siomos– drums, percussion, tambourine
  • Richie Hayward– drums, percussion, congas
  • Ringo Starr– drums, percussion
  • Mick Jagger– backing vocals
  • Mike Finnigan– backing vocals
  • Chris Kimsey, Bob Mayo, Frankie D’Augusta – engineer, mixing
  • George Marino, Doug Sax, Arnie Acosta – mastering
  • Vartan, Roland Young, Ryan Rogers – art direction
  • Neal Preston, Irving Penn – photography
  • Beth Stempel, Bill Levenson – supervisor, coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton; except where noted:

  1. I’m in You
  2. (Putting My) Heart on the Line
  3. Thomas (Don’t You Know How I Feel)
  4. Won’t You Be My Friend
  5. You Don’t Have to Worry
  6. Tried to Love
  7. Rocky’s Hot Club
  8. (I’m a) Road Runner – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.
  9. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Lee Garrett, Lula Mae Hardaway, Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright

In January 1971.

In January 1971, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, debut Little Feat album. It was recorded August – September 1970,  at “United Western Recorders” and “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Russ Titelman.


  • Lowell George– lead and backing vocals, alead, rhythm and slide guitars, harmonica
  • Bill Payne– lead and backing, keyboards, piano
  • Roy Estrada– bass, backing vocals
  • Richard Hayward– drums, backing vocals
  • Russ Titelman– percussion, backing vocals, piano
  • Ry Cooder– slide guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • Kirby Johnson – string and horn arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Snakes on Everything – Bill Payne
  2. Strawberry Flats – Bill Payne, Lowell George
  3. Truck Stop Girl – Bill Payne, Lowell George
  4. Brides of Jesus – Bill Payne, Lowell George
  5. Willin’ – Lowel George
  6. Hamburger Midnight – Lowell George, Roy Estrada
  7. Forty-Four Blues/ How Many More Years – Roosevelt Sykes, Chester Burnett
  8. Crack in Your Door – Lowell George
  9. I’ve Been the One – Lowell George
  10. Takin’ My Time – Bill Payne
  11. Crazy Captain Gunboat Willie – Bill Payne, Lowell George