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In October 1970.

In October 1970, “Reprise” label released “Washington County”, the third Arlo Guthrie studio album. It was recorded in August 1970, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and John Pilla.

Personnel:

  • Arlo Guthrie – vocals, banjo, guitar, piano, autoharp, harp
  • Ry Cooder – bottleneck guitar
  • John Pilla – guitar, autoharp, harmony vocals
  • Clarence White – electric guitar
  • Doug Dillard – banjo
  • Hoyt Axton – vocals, bass
  • Chris Ethridge – bass guitar
  • Gary Walters – bass guitar
  • Richie Hayward – drums
  • Barry Feldman – executive producer
  • Van Dyke Parks – co-producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Arlo Guthrie, except where noted.

  1. Introduction
  2. Fencepost Blues
  3. Gabriel’s Mother’s Hiway Ballad #16 Blues
  4. Washington County
  5. Valley to Pray – Doc Coutson, John Pilla, Arlo Guthrie
  6. Lay Down Little Doggies – Woody Guthrie
  7. I Could Be Singing
  8. If You Would Just Drop By
  9. Percy’s Song – Bob Dylan
  10. I Want to Be Around

On March 11, 2019.

On March 11, 2019, Harold Simon Belsky aka Hal Blaine died aged 90. He was musician (drums) regarded to be one of the most recorded studio drummers in the history of the modern music. He had more than 35,000 recording sessions in various music genres including big number of film and TV soundtracks. He worked with Shelley Fabares, The Crystals, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Dean Martin, Lorne Greene, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, The Byrds, Sonny & Cher, Barry McGuire, Petula Clark, Nancy Sinatra, The Mamas & the Papas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers, The Supremes, The Association, Simon & Garfunkel, Tommy Roe, The 5th Dimension, Henry Mancini, The Carpenters, Neil Diamond, The Partridge Family, The Raiders, Barbra Streisand, John Denver, Captain & Tennille, Diana Ross, Sam Cooke, Van Dyke Parks, John Lennon, Lulu, Dennis Wilson, Paul Simon, Richard Harris, Glen Campbell, Emitt Rhodes, Art Garfunkel, Juice Newton, Michael Nesmith, Cher, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, J.J. Cale, José Feliciano, Bobby Darin, Rosanne Cash, Cass Elliot, Rodney Crowell, Dion DiMucci, Paul Anka, Barry Mann, Emmylou Harris, Jackie Lomax, Elkie Brooks, Helen Reddy, John Philips, Thelma Houston and Leonard Cohen. As leader Blaine released five albums.

on January12, 2010.

On January 12, 2010, “Hip-O” and “UMe” labels released “Y Not”, the 16th Ringo Starr album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Bruce Sugar and Ringo Starr.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) – lead and backing vocals, drums, keyboards, piano, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Steve Dudas – guitar
  • Benmont Tench – Hammond organ, piano
  • Michael Bradford – bass guitar
  • Bruce Sugar – keyboards, engineer
  • Keith Allison – guitar, backing vocals
  • Don Was – bass guitar, upright bass
  • Joe Walsh – guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • David A. Stewart – guitar
  • Billy Squier – guitar
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, additional vocals
  • Edgar Winter – horns, tenor and alto saxophones, backing vocals
  • Ann Marie Calhoun – violin
  • Tina Sugandh – tabla and chanting
  • Joss Stone – lead vocals
  • Ben Harper – backing vocals
  • Richard Marx – backing vocals
  • Cindy Gomez – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Fill in the Blanks – Richard Starkey, Joe Walsh
  2. Peace Dream – Richard Starkey, Gary Wright, Gary Nicholson
  3. The Other Side of Liverpool – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  4. Walk With You – Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks
  5. Time – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  6. Everyone Wins – Richard Starkey, Johnny Warman
  7. Mystery in the Night – Richard Starkey, Richard Marx
  8. Can’t Do It Wrong – Richard Starkey, Gary Burr
  9. Y Not – Richard Starkey, Glen Ballard
  10. Who’s Your Daddy – Richard Starkey, Joss Stone

On November 10, 1997.

On November 10, 1997, Thomas J. Tedesco died aged 67. He was a musician (guitar), part of the loose collective of Los Angeles area’s session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew. As he played on hundreds studio recordings, “Guitar Player” magazine described him as “the most recorded guitarist in music history”. He recorded with the Beach Boys, Chet Baker, the Mamas & the Papas, the Everly Brothers, the Association, Bobby Darrin, Barbra Streisand, Jan and Dean, the 5th Dimension, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, Ricky Nelson, Cher, Neil Diamond, Van Dyke Parks, Michael Franks, Nancy and Frank Sinatra, Richard Harris, Peggy Lee, Johnny Rivers, Al Kooper, Michael Nesmith, Paul Anka, Don Ellis, Minnie Riperton, Maria Muldaur, Leon Russell, Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, J.J. Cale, Quincy Jones, Stephen Bishop, Kenny Loggins, Jack Nitzsche, Sarah Vaughan, Lalo Schifrin, Randy Newman, Hugh Masakela, and Joan Baez. Tedesco performed on soundtracks including The French Connection, Jaws, The Godfather, Field of Dreams, and The Deer Hunter. As a leader he released ten albums.

On September 2, 2001.

On September 2, 2001, Jay Migliori died aged 70. He was a musician (saxophone), a founding member of Supersax, a Charlie Parker tribute band. Some artists he performed and recorded with include Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson, The 5th Dimension, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Gene Ammons, Paul Anka, David Axelrod, Hoyt Axton, The Byrds, Captain & Tennille, Harry Chapin, Leonard Cohen, Albert Collins, Dick Dale, Neil Diamond, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, The Manhattan Transfer, Harry Nilsson, Van Dyke Parks, Esther Phillips, Helen Reddy, The Righteous Brothers, The Tubes, Loudon Wainwright III, Joe Williams, Brian Wilson, and Neil Young. As a leader, Migliori released three albums.

 

On August 12, 2010.

On August 12, 2010, Richard “Richie” Hayward died aged 64. He was a musician (drums), best known as the drummer of Little Feat. Hayward recorded and performed with many artists including Paul Rodgers, The Doobie Brothers, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Arlo Guthrie, Al Kooper, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Seger, Carly Simon, Nancy Sinatra, Stephen Stills, Tom Waits, John Cale, Warren Zevon, Warren HaynesJoan Armatrading, Delaney Bramlett, Kim Carnes, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, James Cotton,  Jonny Lang, Barbra Streisand, Eric Lynn, Nils Lofgren, Taj Mahal, Coco Montoya, Robert Palmer, Van Dyke Parks, Robert Plant, Helen Watson, and Jimmy Herring.

In July 1967.

In July 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Triangle”, the fourth Beau Brummels studio album. It was recorded in 1967 and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Ron Elliott – vocals, guitar, arranger
  • Ron Meagher – vocals, bass, guitar
  • Sal Valentino – vocals, vocal arranger
  • Van Dyke Parks– harpsichord, keyboards
  • Carol Kaye– bass
  • James Burton– guitar
  • Donnie Lanier – guitar
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • The Blossoms– backing vocals
  • Gene Garf – accordion
  • Lou Klass – violin
  • Shari Zippert – violin
  • David Duke – French horn
  • George Hyde – French horn
  • Gale Robinson – French horn
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Raymond Kelley– cello
  • Dick Hyde– trombone

Track listing:

  1. Are You Happy – Bob Durand, Ron Elliot
  2. Only Dreaming Now – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  3. Painter of Women – Bob Durand, Ron Elliot
  4. The Keeper of Time – Bob Durand, Ron Elliot
  5. It Won’t Get Better – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  6. Nine Pound Hammer – Merle Travis
  7. Magic Hollow – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  8. And I’ve Seen Her – Bob Durand, Ron Elliot
  9. Triangle – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  10. The Wolf of Velvet Fortune – Ron Elliot, Sal Valentino
  11. Old Kentucky Home – Randy Newman

On June 5, 1976.

On June 5, 1976, “Elektra” label released “Another Passenger”, the seventh Carly Simon album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, celesta, guitar, acoustic and electric piano
  • Michael McDonald– acoustic piano, keyboards, electric piano, backing vocals
  • Bill Payne– keyboards, organ
  • Van Dyke Parks– acoustic and electric pianos, accordion, marimba, arrangements
  • Mark T. Jordan – acoustic piano
  • Nick DeCaro – accordion
  • Jeff Baxter– electric, slide and steel guitar
  • Andrew Gold– electric guitar
  • Patrick Simmons– electric guitar
  • James Taylor– guitars, backing vocals, guitar
  • Tom Johnston– acoustic guitar
  • Paul Barrere– electric and slide guitars
  • Laurindo Almeida – guitar
  • Stephen Bruton– electric guitar
  • Lowell George– slide guitar
  • Fred Tackett– mandocellos
  • John– electric rhythm guitar
  • Glenn Frey– guitar
  • Tiran Porter– bass
  • Klaus Voormann– bass, electric and acoustic basses
  • Kenny Gradney – bass
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Keith Knudsen– drums
  • Richie Hayward– drums, backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Rick Jaeger – drums
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, marimba
  • Milt Holland– percussion, congas
  • Robert Greenidge– steel drums
  • Andrew Love– saxophone solo
  • Bud Shank – flute
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, viola, woodwind arrangements
  • Novi Novog– viola
  • Kirby Johnson – string arrangements
  • Ellen Kearney – backing vocals
  • Leah Kunkel – backing vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt– backing vocals
  • The Doobie Brothers– backing vocals
  • Jackson Browne– backing vocals
  • Libby Titus– backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon– backing vocals
  • Alex Taylor– backing vocals
  • Donn Landee – engineer
  • Glen Christiensen – art direction
  • Anne Gardner – design
  • Mary Ellen Mark – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Half a Chance – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. It Keeps You Runnin’ – Michael McDonald
  3. Fairweather Father
  4. Cow Town
  5. He Likes to Roll
  6. In Times When My Head
  7. One Love Stand – Paul Barrere, Bill Payne, Kenny Gradney
  8. Riverboat Gambler – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  9. Darkness ‘Til Dawn – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  10. Dishonest Modesty – Carly Simon, Zach Wiesner
  11. Libby
  12. Be With Me – Carly Simon, Zach Wiesner

In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Reprise” label released the debut, self – titled Ry Cooder album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Van Dyke Parks and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder– vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass guitar
  • Van Dyke Parks– piano, arranger
  • Chris Ethridge – bass guitar
  • Richie Hayward – drums guitar
  • Roy Estrada – bass guitar
  • Milt Holland – drums, percussion
  • John Barbata – drums
  • Max Bennett – bass guitar
  • Bobby Bruce – violin
  • Gloria Jones- backing vocals
  • Judy Betz – production assistant
  • Lee Herschberg – engineer, mixing
  • Doug Botnick – engineer
  • Thaddeus James Lowe – engineer
  • Rudy Hill – engineer
  • Bob Kovach – engineer
  • Kirby Johnson – conductor, orchestrator
  • Airstream– photograph of the 1937 trailer pictured on the front of the album sleeve
  • Frank Bez – photograph of the Airstream trailer
  • Susan Titelman – Ry Cooder photograph on the back of the album sleeve
  • Ed Thrasher- art direction

Track listing:

  1. Alimony – Brenda Jones, Welton Young, Robert Higginbotham
  2. France Chance – Joe Callicott
  3. One Meat Ball – Louis Singer, Hy Zaret
  4. Do Re Mi – Woody Guthrie
  5. My Old Kentucky Home (Turpentine & Dandelion Wine) – Randy Newman
  6. How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? – Alfred Reed
  7. Available Space – Ry Cooder
  8. Pigmeat – Huddie Ledbetter
  9. Police Dog Blues – Arthur Blake
  10. Goin’ to Brownsville – John Estes
  11. Dark Is the Night – Blind Willie Johnson

On March 2, 1979.

On March 2, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Thanks I’ll Eat It Here”, the only Lowell George solo album. It was recorded in 1078, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Lowell George. The cover art, painted by Neon Park, is a version of Édouard Manet’s painting “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” with Marlene Dietrich, Fidel Castro and Bob Dylan as the diners.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George – vocals, guitar
  • Bonnie Raitt- vocals
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • Denny Christianson – keyboards, horns
  • David Foster- keyboards
  • Chilli Charles – drums
  • Nicky Hopkins- keyboards
  • Jim Price- horns
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Michael Baird- drums
  • Dennis Belfield – bass
  • Bobby Bruce – violin, guitar
  • Turner Stephen Bruton- guitar
  • Luis Damian – guitar, keyboards
  • Gordon DeWitty – keyboards, piano
  • Maxine Dixon – piano
  • Arthur Gerst – piano
  • Jimmy Greenspoon – guitar, piano
  • Roberto Gutierrez – vocals, guitar, drums
  • Richie Hayward- drums
  • Jerry Jumonville – saxophone, guitar
  • Ron Koss – guitar, engineering
  • Darrell Leonard – horn, vocals
  • Maxayn Lewis- vocals
  • David Paich- keyboards
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Dean Parks- guitar, keyboards
  • Bruce Paulson – keyboards
  • Bill Payne- keyboards, vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- vocals
  • Joel Peskin – vocals, saxophone
  • John Phillips- saxophone, drums
  • Peggy Sandvig – piano
  • James Self – tuba
  • Steve Madaio – horns
  • Floyd Sneed – drums, vocals
  • D. Souther- bass, vocals
  • Paul Stallworth – bass, guitar
  • Fred Tackett- guitar, vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – vocals
  • Donn Landee, George Massenburg– engineering
  • Billy Youdelman, Bruce Botnick, Doug Botnick – assistant engineer
  • Michael Ward – truck driver, drum tech
  • Brad Kanawyer, Michael Hollyfield – design
  • Elizabeth George, Bob Marks, Nancy Goldfarb – photography

Track listing:

  1. What Do You Want the Girl to Do – Allen Toussaint
  2. Honest Man – Lowell George, Fred Tackett
  3. Two Trains – Lowell George
  4. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernie Miller
  5. Cheek to Cheek – Lowell George, Van Dyke Parks, Martin Kibbee (aka Fred Martin))
  6. Easy Money – Rickie Lee Jones
  7. Twenty Million Things – Lowell George, Jed Levy
  8. Find a River – Fred Tackett
  9. Himmler’s Ring – Jimmy Webb