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In April 1967.

In April 1967, “Verve Forecast” label released “Tim Hardin 2”, the second Tim Hardin studio album. It was recorded November 1964 – August 1966, and was produced by Charles Koppelman and Don Rubin

Personnel:

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Don Peake – arranger
  • David Cohen – finger picking acoustic guitar
  • Jerry Schoenbaum – production supervision
  • Val Valentin– director of engineering
  • Engineered by Doc Siegel
  • David Krieger – cover design
  • Marshall Harmon – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hardin.

  1. If I Were a Carpenter
  2. Red Balloon
  3. Black Sheep Boy
  4. The Lady Came from Baltimore
  5. Baby Close Its Eyes
  6. You Upset the Grace of Living When You Lie
  7. Speak Like a Child
  8. See Where You Are and Get Out
  9. It’s Hard to Believe in Love for Long
  10. Tribute to Hank Williams
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In March 1967.

In March 1967, “MGM” label released “Eric Is Here”, album by Eric Burdon & The Animals. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Tom Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon- vocals
  • Barry Jenkins- drums
  • The Horace Ott and Benny Golson Orchestras
  • Val Valentin– direction
  • Benny Golson– arranger, conductor
  • Horace Ott– arranger, conductor
  • Nancy Reiner- cover art
  • Acy Lehman- cover design
  • Bill McMeehan- recording engineer
  • Gene Radice- sound mixer

Track listing:

  1. In the Night – Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart
  2. Mama Told Me Not to Come – Randy Newman
  3. I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today – Randy Newman
  4. This Side of Goodbye – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. That Ain’t Where It’s At – Martin Siegel
  6. True Love (Comes Only Once in a Lifetime) – Bob Haley, Nevel Nader
  7. Help Me Girl – Scott English, Larry Weiss
  8. Wait Till Next Year – Randy Newman
  9. Losin’ Control – Carl D’Errico, Roger Atkins
  10. It’s Not Easy – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  11. The Biggest Bundle of Them All – Ritchie Cordell, Sol Trimachi
  12. It’s Been a Long Time Comin’ – Jimmy Radcliffe, Joey Brooks

In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” album by Jimmy Smith. It was recorded in January 1974,at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs NJ, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Oliver Nelson– arranger
  • Claus Ogerman– arranger, conductor
  • Val Valentin, Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Acy Lehman – design
  • Roy De Carava – photography
  • Daddio Daylie – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue – Richard Rodgers
  2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 1 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  3. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 2 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  4. John Brown’s Body – traditional
  5. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Women of the World – Riziero Ortolani
  7. Bluesette – Toots Thielemans

In November 1967.

In November 1967, “Verve” label released “The Blues Is Now”, the twenty-eight Jimmy Witherspoon album. It was recorded on June 1, 1967, and was produced by Ken Druker and Lew Futterman.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Witherspoon- vocals
  • Jack McDuff- arranger, organ
  • Leo Johnson, Danny Turner – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
  • Melvin Sparks- guitar
  • Jymie Merritt- bass guitar
  • Ray Appleton- drums
  • Hollis King- art direction
  • Nancy Reiner- cover art
  • Acy Lehman- cover design
  • Val Valentin– engineer
  • Ken Druker- executive producer
  • Bob Irwin, Jayme Pieruzzi– mastering
  • Raymond Ross- photography

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Slumber – Lucky Millinder, Al J. Neiburg, Henri Woode
  2. I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town – Andy Razaf, Will Weldon
  3. Past Forty Blues – Robert Lee Roach, Jimmy Witherspoon
  4. K. Blues – Saunders King
  5. Late One Evening – Jimmy Witherspoon
  6. Part Time Woman – Jimmy Witherspoon
  7. Good Rocking Tonight – Roy Brown
  8. I Won’t Tell a Soul (I Love You) – Hughie Clark, Ross Parker
  9. My Baby’s Quit Me – Doc Pomus
  10. My Money’s Long This Morning, Baby – David Parker

In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Verve” label released “Projections”, the second Blues Project album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Tom Wilson and Marcus James.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper– keyboards, vocals
  • Danny Kalb– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Katz– guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Andy Kulberg– bass, flute
  • Roy Blumenfeld – drums
  • Val Valentin– engineer
  • Ken Kendall – design
  • Jim Marshall– photography

Track listing:

  1. I Can’t Keep From Crying
  2. Steve’s Song – Steve Katz
  3. You Can’t Catch Me – Chuck Berry
  4. Two Trains Running – McKinley Morganfield
  5. Wake Me, Shake Me
  6. Cheryl’s Going Home – Bob Lind
  7. Flute Thing – Al Kooper
  8. Caress Me Baby – Jimmy Reed
  9. Fly Away – Al Kooper

In October 1967.

In October 1967, “Verve” label released “Chelsea Girl”, the debut Nico solo album. It was recorded April – May 1967, at “Mayfair Recording Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Tom Wilson. The album name is a reference to Andy Warhol’s 1966 movie “Chelsea Girls”, in which Nico starred.

Personnel:

  • Christa “Nico” Päffgen– vocals
  • Jackson Browne– electric guitar
  • Lou Reed– electric guitar
  • John Cale– viola, organ, guitar
  • Sterling Morrison– electric guitar
  • Val Valentin- director of engineering
  • Gary Kellgren- recording and remix engineer
  • Larry Fallon– string and flute arrangements
  • Paul Morrissey- photography

Track listing:

  1. The Fairest of the Seasons – Jackson Browne, Gregory Copeland
  2. These Days – Jackson Browne
  3. Little Sister – John Cale, Lou Reed
  4. Winter Song – John Cale
  5. It Was a Pleasure Then – Lou Reed, John Cale, Christa Päffgen
  6. Chelsea Girls – Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison
  7. I’ll Keep It With Mine – Bob Dylan
  8. Somewhere There’s a Feather – Jackson Browne
  9. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams – Lou Reed
  10. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce – Tim Hardin

 

In September 1963.

In September 1963, “Verve” label released “Ella and Basie!”, studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie and his orchestra. It was recorded in July 1963, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Norman Ganz.

Personnel:

  • Ella Fitzgerald– vocals
  • The Count Basie Orchestra:
  • Count Basie– piano
  • Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Joe Newman, Don Rader– trumpet
  • Eric Dixon– flute, tenor saxophone
  • Frank Foster, Frank Wess– flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes– baritone saxophone
  • Freddie Green– guitar
  • Benny Powell, Urbie Green, Henry Coker, Grover Mitchell– trombone
  • Flip Ricard– trombone, trumpet
  • Marshal Royal– clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Buddy Catlett– double bass
  • Sonny Payne– drums
  • Quincy Jones– arranger
  • Val Valentin – recording engineer
  • Jay Thompson – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Honeysuckle Rose – Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  2. Deed I Do – Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose
  3. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts
  4. Them There Eyes – Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey
  5. Dream a Little Dream of Me – Fabian Andre, Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt
  6. Tea for Two – Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans
  7. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  8. I’m Beginning to See the Light – Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James
  9. Shiny Stockings – Frank Foster, Ella Fitzgerald
  10. This Is My Last Affair – Haven Johnson
  11. Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Harry Brooks, Razaf, Waller
  12. On the Sunny Side of the Street – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh