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In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Reprise” label released “Summer Side of Life”, the seventh Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded December 1970 – April 1971, at “Woodland Sound Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Joseph Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – guitar, piano
  • Red Shea – guitar
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Rick Haynes – bass guitar
  • Roy M. “Junior” Huskey – acoustic bass
  • James Rolleston – bass guitar
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass guitar
  • Kenneth A. Buttrey – drums
  • Buddy Harman – drums
  • Jim Isbell – drums
  • David Brown – percussion
  • Farrel Morris – percussion
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Vassar Clements – violin
  • The Jordanaires (Gordon Stoker, Neal Matthews, Hoyt Hawkins, Ray Walker) – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. 10 Degrees and Getting Colder
  2. Miguel
  3. Go My Way
  4. Summer Side of Life
  5. Cotton Jenny
  6. Talking in Your Sleep
  7. Nous Vivons Ensemble
  8. Same Old Loverman
  9. Redwood Hill
  10. Love and Maple Syrup
  11. Cabaret

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “United Artists” label released “Will the Circle be Unbroken”, the seventh Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (The) album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by William McEuen.

Pertsonnel:

  • Jimmy Martin – lead vocal, guitar 
  • John McEuen – banjo, mandolin
  • Randy Scruggs – autoharp, guitar, background vocals
  • Jim Ibbotson – guitar, drums, snare, background vocals
  • Roy Acuff – lead vocal
  • Merle Travis – lead and background vocals
  • Vassar Clements – fiddle
  • Les Thompson – mandolin, background vocals
  • Jimmie Fadden – harmonica
  • Roy “Junior” Huskey – bass 
  • Elis Padget – bass
  • Jeff Hanna – washboard, background vocals
  • Gary Scruggs, Ray Martin, Timmy Martin, Betty Travis, Fred Cross, Gloria Belle, Louise Scruggs, Steve Scruggs, Chet Flippo, Martha Flippo, Larry Murray, Mike Carr, Alice McEuen – background vocals
  • Mother Maybelle Carter – lead vocal, guitar 
  • Doc Watson – guitar, background vocals 
  • Pete “Oswald” Kirby – dobro
  • Norman Blake – dobro
  • Earl Scruggs – banjo 
  • Rex Collier, Rick Horton – recording
  • Dino Lappas – engineer
  • Garry Mullen – mixing
  • Arnie Acosta, Douglas Sax – mastering
  • William E. McEuen – art direction, design, photography
  • Kittyhawk Graphics – graphics
  • Dean O. Torrence – graphics, design
  • Jack Hurst liner notes
  • Chet Flippo – liner notes
  • Alice McEuen – producer assistant

Track listing:

  1. Grand Ole Opry Song – Hylo Brown
  2. Keep on the Sunny Side – A.P. Carter, Gary Garett
  3. Nashville Blues – Earl Scruggs
  4. You Are My Flower – A.P. Carter
  5. The Precious Jewel – Roy Acuff
  6. Dark as a Dungeon – Merle Travis
  7. Tennessee Stud – Jimmie Driftwood
  8. Black Mountain Rag – traditional
  9. Wreck on the Highway – Dorsey Dixon
  10. The End of the World – Fred Rose
  11. I Saw the Light – Hank Williams
  12. Sunny Side of the Mountain – Byron Gregory, Harry McAuliffe
  13. Nine-Pound Hammer – Merle Travis
  14. Losin’ You (Might Be the Best Thing Yet) – Edria A. Humphrey, Jimmy Martin
  15. Honky Tonkin’ – Hank Williams
  16. You Don’t Know My Mind – Jimmie Skinner
  17. My Walkin’ Shoes – Jimmy Martin, Paul Williams
  18. Lonesome Fiddle Blues – Vassar Clements
  19. Cannonball Rag – Merle Travis
  20. Avalanche – Millie Clements
  21. Flint Hill Special – Earl Scruggs
  22. Togary Mountain – Walter McEuen
  23. Earl’s Breakdown – Earl Scruggs
  24. Orange Blossom Special – Ervin T. Rouse
  25. Wabash Cannonball – A.P. Carter
  26. Lost Highway – Leon Payne
  27. Doc Watson & Merle Travis First Meeting (Dialogue)
  28. Way Downtown – traditional, Doc Watson
  29. Down Yonder – arr. Doc Watson
  30. Pins and Needles (In My Heart) – Floyd Jenkins
  31. Honky Tonk Blues – Hank Williams
  32. Sailin’ on to Hawaii – Beecher Kirby
  33. I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes – A.P. Carter
  34. I am a Pilgrim – traditional
  35. Wildwood Flower – A.P. Carter
  36. Soldier’s Joy – John McEuen, Earl Scruggs
  37. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – A.P. Carter
  38. Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell

On June 4, 1973.

On June 4, 1973, “Dunhill” label released “A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean”, the third Jimmy Buffett studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Glaser Sound” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Don Gant.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Buffett – lead vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar
  • Steve Goodman – acoustic lead guitar
  • Reggie Young – electric lead guitar
  • Doyle Grisham – pedal Steel guitar
  • Mike Utley – piano
  • Greg “Fingers” Taylor – harmonica
  • Shane Keister – Moog synthesizer
  • Vassar Clements – fiddle
  • Ed “Lump” Williams – bass guitar
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Phil Royster – congas
  • Johnny Gimble – fiddle
  • Ferrell Morris – percussion
  • Marvin Gardens – maracas, beer cans
  • Sand Key Chorale (Jimmy Buffett, Don Gant, Buzz Cason) – background voices
  • The Buffets; Carol Montgomery, Diane Harris – background voices

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Buffett, except where noted.

  1. The Great Filling Station Holdup
  2. Railroad Lady – Jimmy Buffett, Jerry Jeff Walker
  3. He Went to Paris
  4. Grapefruit—Juicy Fruit
  5. Cuban Crime of Passion – Jimmy Buffett, Tom Corcoran
  6. Why Don’t We Get Drunk – Marvin Gardens
  7. Peanut Butter Conspiracy
  8. They Don’t Dance Like Carmen No More
  9. I Have Found Me a Home
  10. My Lovely Lady
  11. Death of an Unpopular Poet

On August 19, 2003.

On August 19, 2003, “JEMP” label released “Inside In”, the debut Mike Gordon album. It was recorded 1999 – 2002 and was produced by Mike Gordon.

Personnel:

  • Mike Gordon – vocals, banjo, bass, guitar, percussion, pedal steel, accordion, keyboards, sound effects, tubular bells, bass harmonica
  • Elizabeth Combs Beglin – vocals, spoken word
  • Buddy Cage– pedal steel guitar
  • Vassar Clements– fiddle
  • Jeff Coffin– clarinet
  • Jon Fishman– drums
  • Béla Fleck– banjo
  • Future Man– percussion
  • Bruce Hampton– vocals, guitar
  • James Harvey – piano, trombone, keyboards, clavinet
  • Ida James – spoken word
  • Gabe Jarrett – drums
  • Craig Johnson – trumpet
  • Jeff Lawson – drums
  • Russ Lawton– drums
  • Stuart Paton – percussion
  • Jared Slomoff – trumpet, background vocals
  • Gordon Stone – pedal steel guitar
  • Jimi Stout – spoken word
  • Heloise Williams – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Gordon except where noted.

  1. Take Me Out
  2. Bone Delay
  3. Admoop
  4. Outside Out
  5. The Beltless Buckler
  6. Soulfood Man
  7. The Teacher
  8. Gatekeeper
  9. Couch Lady
  10. Major Minor
  11. The Lesson
  12. Exit Wound – Mike Gordon, Amy Echo, Scott Ellism, Jeff Schartoff, Mike Tempesta
  13. Steel Bones – Mike Gordon, Bernie Green
  14. Take Me Out II
  15. Take Me Outro

In September 1971.

In September 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Aereo-Plain”, the eight John Hartford studio album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by David Bromberg.

Personnel:

  • John Hartford– banjo, guitar, violin, vocals
  • Norman Blake– guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Vassar Clements– violin, cello, viola, vocals
  • Tut Taylor– dobro, vocals
  • Randy Scruggs– electric bass, vocals
  • Warren Dewey, Claude Hill – engineer
  • Toby Mountain – mixing
  • Peter Amft – photography
  • Sam Bush– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Hartford; except where noted.

  1. Turn Your Radio On – Albert E. Brumley
  2. Steamboat Whistle Blues
  3. Back in the Goodle Days
  4. Up on the Hill Where They Do the Boogie
  5. Boogie
  6. First Girl I Loved
  7. Presbyterian Guitar
  8. With a Vamp in the Middle
  9. Symphony Hall Rag
  10. Because of You
  11. Steam Powered Aereo Plane
  12. Holding
  13. Tear Down The Grand Ole Opry – John Hartford, Robert Taylor
  14. Leather Britches – traditional
  15. Station Break
  16. Turn Your Radio On

 

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Round Records” label released “Compliments” (known as Garcia), the second Jerry Garcia solo album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by John Kahn.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Garcia – vocals, guitar, classical guitar
  • Arthur Adams – guitar
  • Larry Carlton– guitar
  • David Nichtern – guitar
  • Ben Benay – rhythm guitar
  • David Grisman- mandolin
  • Michael Omartian- piano, tack piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Merl Saunders- organ
  • Arnie Egilsson, Ray Siegal – string bass
  • John Kahn – bass, horn arrangement, string arrangement
  • Ron Tutt – drums
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion
  • Melvin Moore – trumpet
  • Gene Connors – trombone, horn arrangement
  • Jackie Kelso – saxophones
  • Amos Garrett– trombone
  • Joel Tepp- clarinet
  • Geoff Muldaur– clarinet
  • Tom Rose – clarinet
  • John Rotella – e flat clarinet
  • Willie Green – b flat clarinet
  • Gary Ray – b flat clarinet
  • Julian Sheer – bass clarinet
  • Sid Page– violin
  • Richard Greene – violin
  • Carl Pedersen – violin
  • Nathan Rubin – violin
  • Emily van Valkenburg – violin
  • Miriam Dye – viola
  • Nancy Ellis – viola
  • Terry Adams – cello
  • Judiyaba – cello
  • Vassar Clements– violin
  • Merry Clayton- backing vocals
  • Maria Muldaur, Clydie King, Patty- backing vocals
  • Ron Malo – engineer
  • Richard Loren, Joshua Blardo – production assistant
  • Victor Moscoso – cover art

Track listing:

  1. Let It Rock – Chuck Berry
  2. When The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game – Smokey Robinson
  3. That’s What Love Will Make You Do – Henderson Thigpen, James Banks, Eddy Marion
  4. Russian Lullaby – Irving Berlin
  5. Turn On The Bright Lights – Albert Washington
  6. He Ain’t Give You None – Van Morrison
  7. What Goes Around – Mac Rebbenack
  8. Let’s Spend The Night Together – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  9. Mississippi Moon – Peter Rowan
  10. Midnight Town – Robert Hunter, John Kahn

On October 15, 1973.

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On October 15, 1973, “Grateful Dead” label released “Wake of the Flood”, the sixth Grateful Dead studio album. It was recorded August 4–15, 1973, and was produced by Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman and Bob Weir..

Personnel:

  • Jerry Garcia– vocals, guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Donna Jean Godchaux– vocals
  • Keith Godchaux– vocals, keyboards
  • Phil Lesh– bass guitar
  • Bill Kreutzmann– drums
  • Bob Weir– guitar, vocals
  • Bill Atwood– trumpet
  • Vassar Clements– violin
  • Joe Ellis – trumpet
  • Martín Fierro– saxophone (alto, tenor)
  • Sarah Fulcher – vocals
  • Matthew Kelly– harmonica
  • Frank Morin – saxophone (tenor)
  • Pat O’Hara – trombone
  • Doug Sahm– bajo sexto
  • Benny Velarde –timbales

Track listing:

All tracks by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter,except where noted.

  1. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
  2. Let Me Sing Your Blues Away – Keith Godchaux, Robert Hunter
  3. Row Jimmy
  4. Stella Blue
  5. Here Comes Sunshine
  6. Eyes of the World
  7. Weather Report Suite
  • Prelude – Bob Weir
  • Part I – Eric Andersen, Bob Weir
  • Part II (Let It Grow) – John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir