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On March 20, 2020.

On March 20, 2020, “Mack Avenue Records” label released “Step Up”, the 22nd Tower of Power album. It was recorded over the course of the 2010s, at “Blue Moon” in Los Angeles, “Track Shack” in Sacramento, and was produced by Joe Vannelli and Emilio Castillo.

Personnel:

  • Emilio Castillo – lead and backing vocals, tenor saxophone
  • Roger Smith – lead vocals, keyboards, Hammond B3 organ
  • Jerry Cortez – guitars, electric sitar, backing vocals
  • Marcus Scott – lead and backing vocals
  • Ray Greene – lead and backing vocals, trombone
  • Joe Vannelli – keyboards, auxiliary percussion, vibes, marimba
  • Tom E. Politzer – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka – baritone saxophone
  • Chuck Hansen – bass saxophone
  • Adolfo Acosta – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Francis Rocco Prestia – bass guitar
  • David Garibaldi – drums
  • Leah Meux – backing vocals
  • Tiwana Porter – backing vocals
  • Melanie Jackson – backing vocals
  • Dave Eskridge – horn and string arrangements

Track listing:

  1. East Bay, All the Way! – David Garibaldi, Francis Rocco Prestia, Roger Smith, Jerry Cortez
  2. Step Up – Emilio Castillo, Roger Smith
  3. The Story of You and I – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
  4. Who Would Have Thought – Stephen Kupka, Nick Lane, Lamont Van Hook
  5. Addicted to You – Emilio Castillo, Sydney Justin
  6. Look in My Eyes – Francis Rocco Prestia, Thomas William Schuman, Kevin Henry Whalum
  7. You da One – Francis Rocco Prestia, Thomas William Schuman, Sennie Rudolph Martin
  8. Sleeping with You Baby – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka
  9. If It’s Tea Give Me Coffee – Stephen Kupka, William Ross
  10. Beyond My Wildest Dreams – Bruce Conte
  11. Any Excuse Will Do – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka, Lenny Pickett
  12. If You Wanna Be a Winner – Emilio Castillo, David Garibaldi, Francis Rocco Prestia, Roger Smith, Jerry Cortez
  13. Let’s Celebrate Our Love – Emilio Castillo, Mark Dolin
  14. East Bay! Oaktown All the Way! – David Garibaldi, Francis Rocco Prestia, Roger Smith, Jerry Cortez

In November 1981.

In November 1981, “Epic” label released “Take No Prisoners” the fourth Molly Hatchet studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas, “Record Plant Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tom Werman.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Farrar – vocals
  • Dave Hlubek – electris and slide guitar
  • Steve Holland – guitar
  • Duane Roland – electric and slide guitar
  • Banner Thomas – bass
  • Bruce Crump – drums
  • Jai Winding – keyboard
  • Paulinho da Costa – congas
  • Tom Werman – percussion
  • Tower of Power horn section – horns
  • Mindy Sterling, Laurie Bono, Katey Sagal – backing vocals
  • Joyce ‘Baby Jean’ Kennedy – additional vocals
  • Gary Ladinsky – engineer, mixing
  • Cary Pritkin – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Bloody Reunion – Jimmy Farrar, Dave Hlubek, Duane Roland, Banner Thomas
  2. Respect Me in the Morning – Jimmy Farrar, Duane Roland
  3. Long Tall Sally – Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman
  4. Loss of Control – Bruce Crump, Duane Roland, Banner Thomas
  5. All Mine – Banner Thomas
  6. Lady Luck – Dave Hlubek
  7. Power Play – Steve Holland
  8. Don’t Mess Around – Duane Roland, Banner Thomas
  9. Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Bruce Crump, Steve Holland
  10. Dead Giveaway – Dave Hlubek

On May 30, 1979.

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.

Personnel:

  • 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 March 31, 2019.

On March 31, 2019, “Blue Élan Records” label released “1000 Hands: Chapter One”, the fifteenth Jon Anderson studio album. It was recorded March 2019 – July 2020, at “Solar Studios” in Orlando, Florida, and was produced by Michael Franklin.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – vocals, various instruments
  • Steve Howe – guitar
  • Larry Coryell – guitar
  • Rick Derringer – guitar
  • Chris Squire – bass guitar
  • Tim Franklin – bass guitar, ukulele, backing vocals
  • Stuart Hamm – bass guitar
  • Brian Chatton – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Chick Corea – keyboards
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards
  • Michael Franklin – keyboards, ukulele, backing vocals
  • Alan White – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Matt Brown – drums, backing vocals
  • Jerry Goodman – violin
  • Jean-Luc Ponty – violin
  • Robby Steinhardt – violin
  • Charlie Bisharat – violin
  • Olga Kopakova – violin
  • Dariusz Grabowski – accordion
  • Ian Anderson – flute
  • Brian Snapp – saxophone, flute
  • Charlie DeChant – saxophone, flute
  • Tower of Power – horn section
  • Zap Mama – backing vocals
  • Bobby Kimball – backing vocals
  • Solar Choir – choir
  • Voices of Lindahl – choir
  • Crossover
  • Vioelectric
  • Orlando Symphony Orchestra – strings and horns
  • Matt Brown – mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson and Brian Chatton, except where noted.

  1. Now
  2. Ramalama – Jon Anderson, Michael Franklin
  3. First Born Leaders
  4. Activate
  5. Makes Me Happy – Jon Anderson
  6. Now Variations
  7. I Found Myself – Jon Anderson
  8. Twice in a Lifetime
  9. Where Does Music Come From (WDMCF) – Jon Anderson, Michael Franklin
  10. 1000 Hands (Come Up)
  11. Now and Again

On November 18, 1976.

On November 18, 1976, “United Artists” label released “Act Like Nothing’s Wrong”, the seventh Al Kooper studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, “Record Plant” in Sausalito, CA, “TK Studios” in Hialeah, FL, “Quadraphonic Sound Studios” in Nashville, TN, “Sound Ideas Studios” in New York City, “Studio One” in Doraville, GA, and was produced by Al Kooper, and John Simon.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, clavinet, arranger, horn arrangements, engineer
  • Bobby Wood – organ, piano, electric piano
  • Joe Walsh – slide guitar
  • Reggie Young – vocals, guitar
  • Robert Ferguson – drums, vocals
  • Dominic Frontiere – horn arrangements
  • Steve Gibson – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Willie “Little Beaver” Hale – guitar
  • Hilda Harris – backing vocals
  • Marvin Stamm – trumpet
  • Tower of Power – horns
  • Ron Bogdon – bass
  • J. R. Cobb – bass
  • George “Chocolate” Perry – bass
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Wendy Waldman – backing vocals
  • Ron Hicklin Singers – backing vocals
  • Tubby Zeigler – drums
  • Larrie Londin – drums
  • Gary Coleman – percussion, bongos, conga
  • John Simon – arranger
  • Steve Alaimo – engineer
  • Bob Edwards – engineer
  • Gene Eichelberger – engineer
  • John Henning – engineer
  • Bruce Hensal – engineer
  • Linda Hoxit – engineer
  • Denis King – engineer
  • Kelly Kotera – engineer
  • Bobby Langford – engineer
  • Tim Sadler – engineer
  • Rick Sanchez – engineer
  • Rick Smith – engineer
  • Steve Smith – engineer
  • Alan Robinson – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Kooper; except where noted.

  1. Is We on the Downbeat
  2. This Diamond Ring – Al Kooper, Bob Brass, Irwin Levine
  3. She Don’t Ever Lose Her Groove – Willie Hale
  4. I Forgot to Be Your Lover – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  5. Missing You
  6. Out of Left Field – Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham
  7. (Please Not) One More Time
  8. In My Own Sweet Way
  9. Turn My Head Towards Home – Al Kooper, John Simon
  10. A Visit to the Rainbow Bar and Grill
  11. Hollywood Vampire

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Grunt”, “RCA” labels released “Sunfighter”, album by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick.

Personnel:

  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, booklet libretto
  • Jack Traylor – vocals, guitar
  • Jerry Garcia– guitar
  • Papa John Creach– electric violin
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar
  • Bill Laudner – vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Spencer Dryden– drums
  • David Crosby– vocals, tambourine
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar
  • Graham Nash– ARP synthesizer
  • Chris Wing – drums
  • Pat Gleeson – moog, piano
  • John Vierra – synthesizer, keyboards
  • Phill Sawyer – sound effects
  • Peter Kaukonen– guitar, mandolin
  • Shelley Silverman, Joey Covington– drums
  • Edwin Hawkins Singers (Edwin Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, Tramaine Davis Hawkins, Elaine Kelley, Norma J. King, Barbara Gill, Ruth Wyons, Daphne Henderson, Shirley Miller, Eddie Bayers) – vocals
  • Steven Schuster – flute, saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Tower of Power(Greg Adams, Mic Gillette) – horns
  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice the Miracle Man), Phill Sawyer – engineer
  • Acy Lehman – cover, assistant on libretto booklet
  • Heavy Water Lights (Mary Ann Mayer, Joan Chase) – lights inside
  • Gary Blackman – assistant on libretto booklet

Track listing:

  1. Silver Spoon – Grace Slick
  2. Diana – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  3. Sunfighter – Paul Kantner
  4. Titanic -Phill Sawyer
  5. Look at the Wood – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  6. When I Was a Boy I Watched the Wolves – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  7. Million – Paul Kantner
  8. China – Grace Slick
  9. Earth Mother – Jack Taylor
  10. Diana 2 – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  11. Universal Copernican Mumbles – Pat Gleeson, John Vierra, Paul Kantner
  12. Holding Together – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner

 

In September 1975.

In September 1975, “Warner Bros” label released “In the Slot”, the sixth Tower of Power studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Emilio Castillo, Hubert Tubss, Bruce Conte, Chester Thompson, Francis Rocco Prestia, David Garibaldi, Lenny Pickett, Emilio Castillo, Steve Kupka, Mic Gillette and Greg Adams.

Personnel:

  • Hubert Tubbs- lead vocals
  • Bruce Conte – guitar, backing vocals
  • Chester Thompson – organ, bass pedals, acoustic piano, clavinet, ARP String Ensemble, backing vocals
  • Francis Rocco Prestia – bass guitar
  • David Garibaldi- drums
  • Lenny Pickett- soprano, alto and tenor  saxophone, piccolo, clarinet, contrabass clarinet, lyricon
  • Emilio Castillo – tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Steve Kupka- baritone saxophone
  • Mic Gillette- trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet, bass trombone, backing vocals
  • Greg Adams- trumpet, flugelhorn, string arrangements, conductor
  • Bootche Anderson, Marilyn Scott, Pepper Watkins, David Bartlett, Ron Beck, Frank Biner, Roger Rifkind – backing vocals
  • Tom Flye, Alan Chinowsky – engineer
  • Cris Morris – engineer assistant
  • Bruce Steinberg – design, photography
  • Ellie Oberzil – design assistant

Track listing:

  1. Just Enough and Too Much – Emilio Castillo, Stephen Kupka, Frank Biner
  2. Treat Me Like Your Man – Lenny Williams, Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka
  3. If I Play My Cards Right – Frank Biner, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Emilio Castillo
  4. As Surely as I Stand Here – Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Chester Thompson, Emilio Castillo
  5. Fanfare-Matanuska – Greg Adams
  6. On the Serious Side – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka
  7. Ebony Jam – Chester Thompson
  8. You’re So Wonderful, So Marvelous – Frank Biner, Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Emilio Castillo
  9. Vuela Por Noche – David Garibaldi, Bruce Conte, Greg Adams, Francis Rocco Prestia
  10. Essence of Innocence – Chester Thompson
  11. The Soul of a Child – Stephen “Doc” Kupka, Bruce Conte, Emilio Castillo
  12. Drop It in the Slot – Emilio Castillo, Stephen “Doc” Kupka

In September 1972.

In September 1972, Warner Bros label released “Rolling Thunder”, the first Mickey Hart solo album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Mickey’s Barn” in Marin County, California.The cover art was created by Alton Kelly and Stanley Mouse’s Kelly/Mouse Studios.

Personnel:

  • Mickey Hart– drums, percussion, field drum, timpani
  • John Cipollina– guitar
  • Bob Weir– guitar, vocals
  • Tower of Power– horn section
  • Stephen Stills– bass
  • Carmelo Garcia – timbales, congas
  • Mike and Nancy Hinton – marimba
  • Alla Rakha– rain
  • Sam Andrew, Robbie Stokes – guitar
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, piano
  • Steven Schuster – flute
  • Zakir Hussain – rain, table
  • Jerry Garcia – guitar, insect fear
  • Grace Slick– piano, vocals
  • Greg Errico– drums
  • Barry Melton– acoustic guitar, vocals
  • David Freiberg – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Paul Kantner– vocals
  • Barry Melton – guitar
  • Robbie Stokes – guitar, bass
  • David Freiberg – bass, piano, viola, vocals, water pump
  • Terry Haggerty – guitar
  • Bill Champlin– organ
  • Phil Lesh – bass
  • Dan Healy, Rick Davis, John Wollman, David Freiberg, Mickey Hart– engineers
  • Phil Lesh, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, David Freiberg, Dan Healy, Stephen Stills– mixdown
  • Rock Scully– direction
  • Ed Thrasher– art direction
  • Ron Rakow, Bruce Baxter – photography

Track listing:

  1. Rolling Thunder/Shoshone Invocation” (Rolling Thunder)
  2. The Main Ten (Playing in the Band) – Mickey Hart, Bon Weir, Hunter
  3. Fletcher Carnaby – Mickey Hart, Hunter
  4. The Chase (Progress) – Mickey Hart
  5. Blind John – J. Stetson, Peter Monk
  6. Young Man – Mickey Hart, Peter Monk
  7. Deep, Wide and Frequent – Mickey Hart
  8. Pump Song – Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Hunter
  9. Granma’s Cookies – Mickey Hart
  10. Hangin’ On – Stetson, Peter Monk; arranged by Mickey Hart

 

In September 1971.

In September 1971, “Columbia” label released the self-titled, third Santana studio album. It was recorded January – July 1971, at “Columbia Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, David Brown, Michael Shrieve, José “Chepito” Areas and Mike Carabello. It was the band last album by the Woodstock-era lineup.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, vocals
  • Gregg Rolie– lead vocals, keyboards, piano
  • Neal Schon– guitar
  • David Brown– bass, engineer
  • Michael Shrieve– drums, percussion
  • José “Chepito” Areas– percussion, conga, timbales, drums
  • Mike Carabello– percussion, conga, tambourine, vocals
  • Rico Reyes – percussion, vocals, lead vocals
  • Thomas “Coke” Escovedo– percussion, vocals
  • Luis Gasca – trumpet
  • Mario Ochoa – piano solo
  • Tower of Power– horn section
  • Linda Tillery– background vocals
  • Greg Errico– tambourine
  • John Fiore – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Batuka – José Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve
  2. No One to Depend On – Michael Carabello, Coke Escovedo, Gregg Rolie
  3. Taboo – José Areas, Gregg Rolie
  4. Toussaint L’Overture – José Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve
  5. Everybody’s Everything – Milton Brown, Tyrone Moss, Carlos Santana
  6. Guajira – José Areas, David Brown, Rico Reyes
  7. Jungle Strut – Gene Ammons
  8. Everything’s Coming Our Way – Carlos Santana
  9. Para los Rumberos – Tito Puente

 

 

 

 

In August 1974.

In August 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”, the fourth Little Feat studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Blue Seas Recording Studio” in Hunt Valley, Maryland; “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles”; “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” and Sunset Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lowell George and Van Dyke Parks.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George- vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrère- guitar, vocals
  • Sam Clayton- percussion, vocals
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richie Hayward- drums, vocals
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, vocals
  • Gordon DeWitty – clavinet
  • Fred White- drums
  • Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Fran Tate – backing vocals
  • Tower Of Power- horns

Track listing:

  1. Rock & Roll Doctor – Lowell George, Fred Martin
  2. Oh Atlanta – Bill Payne
  3. Skin it Back – Paul Barrère
  4. Down the Road – Lowell George
  5. Spanish Moon – Lowell George
  6. Feats Don’t Fail Me Now – Paul Barrère, Lowell George, Martin Kibbee
  7. The Fan – Lowell George, Bill Payne
  8. Medley: Cold Cold Cold/Tripe Face Boogie – Lowell George, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne