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In August 1974.

In August 1974, “A&M” label released “I Can Stand a Little Rain”, the fourth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Price.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Henry McCullough, Cornell Dupree, Jay Graydon, Ralph Hammer, Ray Palmer, Ray Parker, Jr.– guitar
  • Chuck Rainey, Clydie King, Dave McDaniel, Chris Stewart – bass
  • Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Ollie E. Brown, Jeff Porcaro, Denny Seiwell, Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Randy Newman, Nicky Hopkins, Greg Mathieson, Jimmy Webb, Jim Price, David Paich, Richard Tee, Peggy Sandvig – keyboards
  • Jim Horn, Trevor Lawrence – saxophone
  • Stuart Blumberg, Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Mayo Tiana, Jim Price– trombone
  • Merry Clayton, Venetta Fields, Sherlie Matthews, Daniel Moore- backing vocals
  • Jim Price, Jimmy Webb– arrangements
  • Engineers, recording, mixing – Rob Fraboniand Nat Jeffrey, Joe Tuzen, Mario Aglietti, Rick Heenan, J.J. Jansen, Carlton Lee, Ken Klinger, Zak Zenor
  • Mastered by Kent Duncan
  • Steve Vaughan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Put Out the Light – Daniel Moore
  2. I Can Stand a Little Rain – Jim Price
  3. I Get Mad – Joe Cocker, Jim Price
  4. Sing Me a Song – Henry McCullough
  5. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Jimmy Webb
  6. Don’t Forget Me – Harry Nilsson
  7. You Are So Beautiful – Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
  8. It’s a Sin (When You Love Somebody) – Jimmy Webb
  9. Performance – Allen Toussaint
  10. Guilty – Randy Newman
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In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Epic” label released “Freedom Flight”, the second Shuggie Otis album.  It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Johnny Otis.

Personnel:

  • Shuggie Otis – lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, organ, piano, drums, bells, bottleneck guitar, tack piano
  • Johnny Otis- percussion, backing vocals
  • Wilton Felder- bass
  • George Duke- organ, electric piano, celesta
  • Aynsley Dunbar- drums
  • Mike Kowalski- drums
  • Richard Aplanalp – tenor saxophone, oboe, flute
  • James ‘Supe’ Bradshaw – harmonica, backing vocals
  • Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Shuggie Otis except where noted.

  1. Ice Cold Daydream
  2. Strawberry Letter 23
  3. Sweet Thang – Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis
  4. Me and My Woman – Gene Barge
  5. Someone’s Always Singing – Kenny Kahn, Shuggie Otis
  6. Purple
  7. Freedom Flight

In July 1981.

In July 1981, “MCA” label released “Blue and Gray”, the fifteenth Poco album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Mike Flicker.

Personnel:

  • Paul Cotton- guitar, vocals
  • Rusty Young- steel guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Charlie Harrison- bass, vocals
  • Steve Chapman – drums
  • Kim Bullard– keyboards, vocals
  • Clydie King, Denise DeCaro, Venetta Fields– backing vocals
  • Steve Forman – percussion
  • Recording Engineer: Dave Marquette, John Mills, Joe Chiccarelli with Mitch Gibson

Track listing:

  1. Glorybound – Rusty Young
  2. Blue and Gray – Rusty Young
  3. Streets of Paradise – Paul Cotton
  4. The Writing on the Wall – Rusty Young
  5. Down on the River Again – Paul Cotton
  6. Please Wait for Me – Paul Cotton
  7. Widowmaker – Rusty Young
  8. Here Comes That Girl Again – Rusty Young
  9. Sometimes (We Are All We Got) – Paul Cotton
  10. The Land of Glory – Rusty Young

In June 1971.

In June 1971, “Columbia” label released “New York City (You’re a Woman)”, the fourth Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Al Kooper.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper – piano, organ, guitars, mellotron, harmonium, vocals
  • Paul Humphries– drums
  • Bobbye Hall Porter– percussion
  • Lou Shelton– guitar
  • Terry Kath– guitar solo
  • Carol Kaye, Herbie Flowers– electric bass
  • Bobby West – acoustic andelectric bass
  • Roger Pope – drums
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– pedal steel
  • Caleb Quaye– guitar
  • Rita Coolidge, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Donna Weiss, Julia Tillman Waters, Edna Wright, Maxine Willard Waters, Lorna Willard, Edna Woods, Claudia Lennear, Dorothy Morrison, Robbie Montgomery, Jessie Smith, Robert John, Michael Gately and Jay Siegel – backing vocals
  • Doug Pomeroy, Frank Laico, Ken Scott, Mark Friedman, Sy Mitchell – engineers
  • Richard Avedon– cover photography
  • John Berg – design

Track listing:

  1. New York City (You’re a Woman) – Al Kooper
  2. John the Baptist (Holy John) – Al Kooper, Phyllis Major
  3. Can You Hear It Now (500 Miles) – traditional, arr. by Al Kooper
  4. The Ballad of the Hard Rock Kid – Al Kooper
  5. Going Quietly Mad – Al Kooper
  6. Medley
  • Oo Wee Baby, I Love You – Richard Parker
  • Love Is A Man’s Best Friend – Irwin Levine, Kooper
  1. Back on My Feet – Al Kooper
  2. Come Down in Time – Bernie Taupin, Elton John
  3. Dearest Darling – Bo Diddley
  4. Nightmare #5 – Al Kooper
  5. The Warning (Someone’s on the Cross Again) – Al Kooper, Phyllis Major

In May 1977.

In May 1977, “Capricorn” label released “Playin’ Up a Storm”, the third Gregg Allman Band studio album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Gregg Allman– vocals, organ, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Willie Weeks– bass, Fender Rhodes
  • Steve Beckmeier – guitar
  • Ricky Hirsch – guitar, slide guitar
  • John Leslie Hug – guitar
  • Neil Larsen – synthesizer, piano, keyboards, Fender Rhodes, horn arrangements
  • Bill Stewart – drums
  • David Luell – horn, saxophone
  • Steve Madaio – horn
  • Pat Rizzo – horn
  • Sherlie Matthews– background vocals
  • Bill Payne– synthesizer, keyboards
  • Fred Beckmeier – bass
  • Red Callender– bass
  • John– keyboards
  • Victor Feldman– percussion
  • Venetta Fields– background vocals
  • Clydie King– background vocals
  • Milt Holland– percussion

Track listing:

  1. Come and Go Blues – Gregg Allman
  2. Let This Be a Lesson to Ya – Gregg Allman, Malcolm Rebennack
  3. Brightest Smile in Town – Ray Charles, Barry De Vorzon, Bob Sherman
  4. Bring It on Back – Gregg Allman
  5. Cryin’ Shame – Malcolm Beckmeier, Steve Berlin
  6. Sweet Feelin’ – Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel, Rick Hall, Candi Staton
  7. It Ain’t No Use – Bernie Baum, Bill Giant, Florence Kaye
  8. Matthew’s Arrival – Neil Larsen
  9. One More Try – Gregg Allman

 

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Capitol” label released “Nine on a Ten Scale”, the first Sammy Hagar solo album. It was recorded in 1976, at “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, and was produced by John Carter.

Personnel:

  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, guitar
  • Bill Church– bass guitar
  • Scott Quick – guitars
  • John Blakely – guitars
  • Alan Fitzgerald– keyboards
  • Joe Crane – keyboards
  • Stan – keyboards
  • Wizard – keyboards
  • Aynsley Dunbar– drums
  • Jim Hodder– drums
  • Jerry Shirley– drums
  • Dallas Taylor– drums
  • Venetta Fields– backing vocals
  • MaxaynLewis – backing vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews– backing vocals
  • Bob Welch– backing vocals
  • Greg Adams– horns
  • Emilio Castillo– horns
  • Mic Gillette– horns
  • Steve Kupka– horns
  • Lenny Pickett– horns
  • Rich E.– engineer
  • Tom Flye– engineer
  • John Henning – engineer
  • Gary Kellgren– engineer
  • Cris Morris– engineer
  • Deke Richards– engineer
  • Jimmy Robinson– engineer
  • John Stronack– engineer
  • Roy Kohara– original art direction
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Keep On Rockin – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  2. Urban Guerilla – John Carter, Sammy Hagar
  3. Flamingos Fly – Van Morrison
  4. China – Bob Welch
  5. Silver Lights – Sammy Hagar
  6. All American – Sammy Hagar
  7. Confession (Please Come Back) – Ronald Nagle
  8. Young Girl Blues – Donovan
  9. Rock ‘N’ Roll Romeo – John Carter, Sammy Hagar