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On August 4, 1967.

On August 4, 1967, “Atlantic” label released “Aretha Arrives”, the eleventh Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in June 1967 at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jerry Wexler.


  • Aretha Franklin – lead and background vocals, piano
  • Jimmy Johnson, Joe South– guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass guitar
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Ted Somers – vibraphone
  • Spooner Oldham, Truman Thomas – piano, organ, Fender Rhodes
  • Charles Chalmers, King Curtis– tenor saxophone
  • Tony Studd – bass trombone
  • Melvin Lastie– trumpet
  • Gene Orloff– director of string section
  • The Sweet Inspirations– background vocals
  • Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin– background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Satisfaction – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  2. You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell
  3. Never Let Me Go – Joe Scott
  4. 96 Tears – Rudy Martinez
  5. Prove It – Randy Evretts, Horace Ott
  6. Night Life – Willie Nelson, Walt Breeland,Paul Buskirk
  7. That’s Life – Dean Kay, Kelly Gordon
  8. I Wonder – Cecil Gant, Raymond Leveen
  9. Ain’t Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around) – Carolyn Franklin
  10. Going Down Slow – Louis Jimmy Oden
  11. Baby, I Love You – Ronnie Shannon



On January 11, 1974.

On January 11, 1974, “United Artists” label released “Lookin’ for a Love Again”, the sixth Bobby Womack studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studios” in  Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Bobby Womack.


  • Bobby Womack – vocals, guitar, string arrangements
  • Pete Carr, Rhino Rheinardt, Tippy Armstrong – guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson- rhythm guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Barry Beckett, Clayton Ivey, Truman Thomas – keyboards
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Friendly Womack, Jr., Curtis Womack, Cecil Womack, Harry Womack- background vocals
  • René Hall- string arrangements
  • Gregg Hamm, Jerry Masters, Karat Faye – engineer
  • John Kehe, Ria Lewerke – design

Track listing

All tracks by Bobby Womack; except where noted.

  1. Lookin’ for a Love – James Alexander, Zelda Samuels
  2. I Don’t Wanna Be Hurt by Ya Love Again
  3. Doing it My Way
  4. Let it Hang Out
  5. Point of No Return – Jim Ford
  6. You’re Welcome, Stop on By – Bobby Womack, Truman Thomas
  7. You’re Messing Up a Good Thing – Clayton Ivey, Frank Johnson, Terry Woodford
  8. Don’t Let me Down – Truman Thomas
  9. Copper Kettle – Albert Frank Beddoe
  10. There’s One Thing That Beats Failing – Bobby Womack, Truman Thomas

In April 1976.

In April 1976, “Paradise” label released “Wedding Album”, album by Leon and Mary Russell ( Mary McCreary). It was recorded in 1976, in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Encino, California, and was produced by Leon Russell, Mary Russell and Bobby Womack.


  • Leon Russell- lead and background vocals, synthesizer, piano, bass, RMI Electra Piano, guitar, percussion, vibes, electronic pipe organ
  • Mary Russell- lead and background vocals, synthesizer, percussion, piano
  • Teddy Jack Eddy- drums, handclaps
  • Steve Douglas- flute ensemble
  • Dennis Mansfield – drums
  • Richard Torrance -acoustic guitar
  • Roger Linn- electric, acousitic and slide guitars
  • David Miner -bass guitar
  • Robert Wilson- bass guitar
  • Jim Horn- saxophone
  • Marty Grebb- saxophone
  • Julius Wechter- marimba ensemble, piano
  • Gregg Thomas -bird of paradise mating call, drums
  • Ambrose Campbell- congas, Nigerian folklore
  • Willie Weeks- bass guitar
  • Nigel Olsson- drums
  • Gary Rowles – guitar
  • Truman Thomas -electric piano
  • Bobby Womack- electric and acoustic guitars

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell except where noted.

  1. Rainbow in Your Eyes
  2. Like a Dream Come True
  3. Love’s Supposed To Be that Way – Leon Russell, Mary Russell
  4. Fantasy
  5. Satisfy You
  6. You Are on My Mind
  7. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) – Eliot Daniel, Larry Morey
  8. Quiet Nights – Leon Russell,Julius Wechter
  9. Windsong
  10. Daylight – Bobby Womack


On August 7, 1973.


On August 7, 1973, “Epic” label released “3 + 3”, the eleventh Isley Brothers album. It was recorded in 1973, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ronald Isley and Rudolph Isley. It was first time the family group officially included six members instead of the standard three. The album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Ronald Isley: lead vocals
  • Rudolph Isley: background vocals, lead vocals
  • O’Kelly Isley, Jr.: background vocals, lead vocals
  • Ernie Isley: guitars
  • Marvin Isley: bass guitar
  • Chris Jasper: piano, electric piano, clavinet, ARP synthesizer
  • George Moreland: drums
  • Truman Thomas: organ

Track listing:

All tracks by The Isley Brothers, except where noted.

  1. That Lady
  2. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight – James Taylor
  3. If You Were There
  4. You Walk Your Way
  5. Listen to the Music – Tom Johnston
  6. What It Comes Down To
  7. Sunshine (Go Away Today) – Jonathan Edwards
  8. Summer Breeze – Jim Seals, Dash Crofts
  9. The Highways of My Life