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In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Atlantic” label released “My Favorite Things”, the seventh John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded in October 1960, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün. In 1998, the album received “Grammy Hall of Fame” award.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– soprano and tenor saxophones
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Steve Davis– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle — engineering
  • Lee Friedlander— photography
  • Loring Eutemey — cover design
  • Bill Coss — liner notes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Oscar Hammerstein II,, Richard Rodgers
  2. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
  3. Summertime – Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin
  4. But Not for Me – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin
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In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Atco” label released “Miami”, the seventh James Gang album.  It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Tom Dowd, Roy Kenner, Tommy Bolin, Albhy Galuten, Dale Peters and Jimmy “Jim” Fox.

Personnel:

  • Roy Kenner– lead and backing vocals
  • Tommy Bolin– guitars, lead vocals
  • Tom Dowd– keyboards, piano
  • Albhy Galuten– keyboards, piano, synthesizer
  • Dale Peters– bass guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • Jimmy “Jim” Fox– drums, backing vocals, percussion, keyboards, organ

Track listing:

All tracks by Tommy Bolin, except where noted.

  1. Cruisin’ Down The Highway – Tommy Bolin, Dale Peters
  2. Do It – Tommy Bolin, Roy Kenner
  3. Wildfire – Tommy Bolin, John Tesar
  4. Sleepwalker – Tommy Bolin, John Tesar
  5. Miami Two-Step – Tommy Bolin, Dale Peters, Jim Fox
  6. Praylude
  7. Red Skies
  8. Spanish Lover – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  9. Summer Breezes
  10. Head Above The Water – Tommy Bolin, Dale Peters

 

 

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “RSO” label released “461 Ocean Boulevard”, the second Eric Clapton solo album. It was recorded April – May 1974, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton – vocals · guitar, dobro, arrangement
  • Yvonne Elliman– vocals
  • Dick Sims – keyboards
  • George Terry– guitar, vocals
  • Carl Radle– bass, arrangement
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums, percussion
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Albhy Galuten– synthesizer, piano · clavichord
  • Tom Bernfield – background vocals
  • Marcy Levy– harmonica , background vocals
  • Ron Fawcus – engineer
  • Andy Knight – engineer
  • Karl Richardson – engineer
  • Suha Gur – mastering
  • Darcy Proper – mastering
  • Bob Defrin – art direction
  • David Gahr– photography
  • Ryan Null – photo co-ordination

Track listing:

  1. Motherless Children – traditional, arranged by Eric Clapton, Carl Radle
  2. Give Me Strength – Eric Clapton
  3. Willie and the Hand Jive – Johnny Otis
  4. Get Ready – Eric Clapton, Yvonne Elliman
  5. I Shot the Sheriff – Bob Marley
  6. I Can’t Hold Out – Elmore James
  7. Please Be With Me – Charles Scott Boyer
  8. Let It Grow – Eric Clapton
  9. Steady Rollin’ Man – Robert Johnson
  10. Mainline Florida – George Terry

 

In July 1968.

In July 1968, “Polydor” label released “Wheels of Fire”, the third Cream album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi. The album artwork was by Martin Sharp and the photography was by Jim Marshall. It was also released as two single long-players, Wheels of Fire – In the Studio,  and Wheels of Fire – Live at the Fillmore. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Wheels of Fire” at number 205 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jack Bruce– vocals, lead vocals, bass, cello, harmonica, calliope, acoustic guitar, recorder
  • Ginger Baker– drums, percussion, bells, glockenspiel, timpani, spoken word
  • Eric Clapton– guitar, vocals
  • Felix Pappalardi– viola, bells, organ, trumpet, tonette
  • Tom Dowd– recording engineer
  • Adrian Barber– recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. White Room – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  2. Sitting on Top of the World – Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon; Chester Burnett
  3. Passing the Time – Ginger Baker, Mike Taylor
  4. As You Said – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  5. Pressed Rat and Warthog – Ginger Baker, Mick Taylor
  6. Politician – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  7. Those Were the Days – Ginger Baker, Mick Taylor
  8. Born Under a Bad Sign – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  9. Deserted Cities of the Heart – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown

In July 1967.

In July 1967, “Atlantic” label released “The Sound of Wilson Pickett”, the sixth Wilson Pickett album. It was recorded in 1967 at “Fame Studios” in Alabama, and was produced by Rick Hall, Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Wilson Pickett – vocals
  • Tommy Cogbill- bass
  • Chips Moman- guitar
  • Junior Lake – bass
  • Roger Hawkins- drums
  • Spooner Oldham- piano. organ
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet
  • Gene Miller – trumpet
  • Andrew Love- tenor saxophone
  • Charles Chalmers – tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman- baritone saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Soul Dance Number Three – Wilson Pickett, Jerry Wexler
  2. Funky Broadway – Arlester “Dyke” Christian
  3. I Need a Lot of Loving Every Day – Dan Penn, Lindon Oldham
  4. I Found A Love, Part I – Wilson Pickett, Willie Schofield, Robert West
  5. I Found A Love, Part II – Wilson Pickett, Willie Schofield, Robert West
  6. You Can’t Stand Alone – Rudy Clark
  7. Mojo Mamma – Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler
  8. I Found The One – Bobby Womack
  9. Something Within Me – Bobby Womack
  10. I’m Sorry About That – Bobby Womack
  11. Love Is a Beautiful Thing – Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati

 

In June 1981.

In July 1981, “A&M” label released “Reflector”, the sixth Pablo Cruise studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Record Plant Studios” in Sausalito, California and “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • David Jenkins – guitars, vocals
  • Steve Price – percussion, drums
  • John Pierce – bass, vocals
  • Cory Lerios – piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Angelo Rossi – guitar, vocals
  • Tom Dowd – engineer
  • Steve Klein – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. This Time – Cory Lerios
  2. Cool Love – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios, John Pierce
  3. Don’t Let the Magic Disappear – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios
  4. One More Night – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios, John Pierce
  5. Jenny – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios
  6. Slip Away – David Jenkins, Lutz, John Pierce
  7. That’s When – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios
  8. Inside/Outside – Cory Lerios, John Pierce
  9. Paradise (Let Me Take You Into) – David Jenkins, John Pierce
  10. Drums in the Night – David Jenkins, Cory Lerios

 

In March 1976.

In March 1976, “MCA” label released “Locked In” the sixth Wishbone Ash studio album. It was recorded 1975-1976, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • Martin Turner– bass, vocals
  • Andy Powell– guitars, vocals
  • Laurie Wisefield– guitars, vocals
  • Steve Upton– drums
  • Pete Wood – keyboards
  • Cissy Houston, Sylvia Shemwell, Eunice Peterson – backing vocals
  • Recordists: Geogg Daking, Jay Borden
  • Mixdown: Geoff Daking, Jay Borden, Bobby Warner
  • Art direction: Alan Sussman, Bob Defrin
  • Cover illustration: Chris Corey
  • Backliner photography: David Gahr

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin Turner, Andy Powell, Laurie Wisefield and Steve Upton, except where noted

  1. Rest in Peace
  2. No Water in the Well – Laurie Wisefield
  3. Moonshine
  4. She Was My Best Friend – Martin Turner
  5. It Started in Heaven – Laurie Wisefield, Steve Upton
  6. Half Past Lovin’
  7. Trust in You
  8. Say Goodbye – Martin Turner, Laurie Wisefield