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In November 1973.

In November 1973, “Island” label released “Witness”, the seventh Spooky Tooth studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Olympic Studios” and “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Harrison, Gary Wright, Mick Jones, Chris Stewart and Mike Kellie.

Personnel:

  • Mike Harrison– lead and backing vocals, percussion
  • Gary Wright– keyboards, backing and lead vocals, synthesizer
  • Mick Jones– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Chris Stewart – bass
  • Mike Kellie– drums, percussion
  • Bryson Graham– drums
  • Brian Humphries – engineer
  • Takeo Komatsuzaki, Chris Welch– liner notes
  • Tom Wilkes– photography, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Wright, except where noted.

  1. Ocean of Power
  2. Wings on My Heart
  3. As Long as the World Keeps Turning
  4. Don’t Ever Stray Away – Chris Stewart, Gary Wright
  5. Things Change
  6. All Sewn Up – Mick Jones, Gary Wright
  7. Dream Me a Mountain
  8. Sunlight of My Mind
  9. Pyramids – Mike Kellie, Gary Wright
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In November 1969.

In November 1969, “A&M” label released “Rock Salt & Nails”, the debut Steve Young album. It was recorded in 1969, at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Steve Young – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • James Burton– dobro, guitar
  • Gram Parsons– organ, unverified guitar
  • Gene Clark– harmonica, unverified guitar
  • David Jackson – bass
  • Chris Ethridge– bass
  • Richard Greene– fiddle
  • Meyer Sniffin – fiddle
  • Don Beck – guitar
  • Hal Blaine– drums
  • Bernie Leadon– unverified guitar
  • Recording engineer: Dick Bogert
  • Art direction: Tom Wilkes
  • Photography (front cover): Barry Feinstein
  • Photography (back cover): Jim McCrary
  • Liner notes: Jim McCrary, Steve Young
  • Strings arranged by: Bob Thompson

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Young; except where noted:

  1. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  2. Rock Salt and Nails – Utah Phillips
  3. I’m a One-Woman Man – Johnny Horton, Tillman Franks
  4. Coyote – Peter La Farge
  5. Gonna Find Me a Bluebird – Marvin Rainwater
  6. Love in My Time
  7. Seven Bridges Road
  8. Kenny’s Song – Kenny Austin
  9. Holler in the Swamp
  10. Hoboin’ – traditional, arranged by Steve Young
  11. My Sweet Love Ain’t Around – Hank Williams

In October 1969.

In October 1969, “Ode” label released “Clear”, the third Spirit album. It was recorded February – August 1969, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Jay Ferguson– lead and backing vocals, percussion
  • Randy California– guitars, backing and lead vocals
  • John Locke– keyboards
  • Mark Andes– bass, backing vocals
  • Ed Cassidy– drums, percussion
  • Vic Anesini – mastering, mixing
  • Stachowaik, Steiner, Weinbang – engineer
  • Adam Block – project director
  • Jeff Smith, Tom Wilkes – design
  • Guy Webster – photography

Track listing:

  1. Dark Eyed Woman – Randy California, Jay Ferguson
  2. Apple Orchard – Mark Andes, Randy California, Ed Cassidy
  3. So Little Time to Fly – Randy California, John Locke
  4. Ground Hog – Jay Ferguson
  5. Cold Wind – Jay Ferguson
  6. Policeman’s Ball- Jay Ferguson
  7. Ice – John Locke
  8. Give a Life, Take a Life – Adler, Randy California
  9. I’m Truckin’ – John Locke
  10. Clear – Randy California, Jay Ferguson
  11. Caught – John Locke
  12. New Dope in Town – Mark Andes, Randy California, Jack Cassidy, Jay Ferguson, John Locke

In October 1968.

In October 1968, “A&M” label released “The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark”  album by Doug Dillard and Gene Clark. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Larry Marks.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark- guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Doug Dillard- banjo, fiddle, guitar
  • Bernie Leadon- banjo, guitar
  • David Jackson – double bass
  • Donald Beck – mandolin, fretted dobro
  • Andy Belling – electric harpsichord
  • Chris Hillman- mandolin
  • Joel Larson– drums
  • Dick Bogert – recording engineer
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction
  • Guy Webster – photography
  • Bob Garcia – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Out on the Side – Gene Clark
  2. She Darked the Sun – Gene Clark, Bernie Leadon
  3. Don’t Come Rollin’ – Gene Clark, Douglas Dillard, Bernie Leadon
  4. Train Leaves Here This Morning – Gene Clark, Bernie Leadon
  5. With Care from Someone – Gene Clark, Douglas Dillard, Bernie Leadon
  6. The Radio Song – Gene Clark, Bernie Leadon
  7. Git It on Brother – Lester Flatt
  8. In the Plan – Gene Clark, Douglas Dillard, Bernie Leadon
  9. Something’s Wrong – Gene Clark, Douglas Dillard

In September 1968.

In September 1968, “Regal Zonophone” label released “Shine On Brightly”, the second Procol Harum studio album. It was recorded 1967 – 1968, at “Advision Studios”; “De Lane Lea Studios” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Denny Cordell.

Personnel:

  • Gary Brooker– lead vocals, piano
  • Robin Trower– guitar, co-lead vocals
  • Matthew Fisher– organ, lead vocals, piano
  • Dave Knights– bass guitar
  • J. Wilson– drums
  • Tony Visconti- assistant producer
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction
  • George Underwood– front cover art design

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Brooker and Keith Reid, except where noted.

  1. Quite Rightly So – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  2. Shine On Brightly
  3. Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)
  4. Wish Me Well
  5. Rambling On
  6. Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)
  7. In Held ‘Twas in I – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  8. a)  Glimpses of Nirvana
  9. b)  ‘Twas Teatime at the Circus
  10. c)  In the Autumn of My Madness
  11. d)  Look to Your Soul
  12. e)  Grand Finale

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “A&M” label released “Come Saturday Morning”, the eight Sandpipers album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Bob Alcivar and Allen Stanton.

Personnel:

  • Michael Piano, Jim Brady and Richard Shoff – vocals
  • Hal Blaine: drums
  • Joe Osborn: bass
  • Larry Knechtel: piano, organ
  • Jimmy Rowles: piano
  • Dennis Budimer: electric guitar
  • Mike Anthony, Tommy Tedesco: rhythm guitar
  • Larry Bunker: percussion
  • The Bill HolmanOrchestra
  • Patrice Holloway, Carolyn Willis, Susan Tallman – vocals
  • Ray Gerhardt – engineer
  • Shelley Gordon, Jill Sheridan, Ruth – production assistants
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction
  • Jim McCrary – photography

Track listing:

  1. Santo Domingo – Rudi Lindt, Peter Poll, Michael Piano
  2. The Long and Winding Road – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Free to Carry On – Jim Brady, Dale Bobbitt
  4. A Song of Joy – Miguel Ríos
  5. Where There’s a Heartache – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. (He’s Got the) Whole World In His Hands – traditional, a by Bob Alcivar
  7. The Drifter – Paul Williams, Roger Nichols
  8. Sound of Love – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  9. Autumn Afternoon – Dick and Don Addrisi
  10. Come Saturday Morning – Fred Karlin, Dory Previn
  11. The Wonder of You – Baker Knight
  12. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls – Stu Phillips, Bob Stone

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Atco/ Polydor” labels released the debut, self-titled Eric Clapton  solo album. It was recorded November 1969 – March 1970, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton – lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Delaney Bramlett – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Stephen Stills– guitar, backing vocals
  • Leon Russell, John Simon– piano
  • Bobby Whitlock– organ, backing vocals
  • Carl Radle– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Jim Price– trumpet
  • Bobby Keys– saxophone
  • Tex Johnson – percussion
  • Bonnie Bramlett, Rita Coolidge, Sonny Curtis, Jerry Allison– backing vocals
  • Arranged by Delaney Bramlett
  • Engineer – Bill Halverson
  • Album design, photography – Barry Feinstein, Tom Wilkes

Track listing:

  1. Slunky – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  2. Bad Boy – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  3. Lonesome and a Long Way from Home – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. After Midnight – J. J. Cale
  5. Easy Now – Eric Clapton
  6. Blues Power – Eric Clapton, Leon Russell
  7. Bottle of Red Wine – Eric Clapton
  8. Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  9. Told You For the Last Time – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Steve Cropper
  10. Don’t Know Why – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton
  11. Let It Rain – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Clapton