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On November 10, 2015.

On November 10, 2015, Allen Toussaint died aged 77. He was musician (vocal, piano), songwriter, arranger, and record producer, an influential figure in New Orleans rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the end of the century. His compositions were recorded by many musicians, and he was producer of hundreds of recordings. Toussaint recorded and performed with many musicians including Irma Thomas, Lee Dorsey, The Meters, Ernie K Doe, Rosemary Butler, Merry Clayton, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Venetta Fields, Etta James, Labelle, John Mayall, Paul McCartney, The Meters, Bonnie Raitt, and The Band. As leader Toussaint released eleven studio albums.

On November 8, 1971.

On November 8, 1971, “A&M” label released “I Wrote a Simple Song”, the sixth Billy Preston studio album. It was recorded February, August and September 1971, at “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Billy Preston.

Personnel:

  • Billy Preston – vocals, piano, Hammond organ, keyboards
  • David T. Walker – electric guitar
  • George Harrison – guitar, dobro
  • Manuel Kellough – drums
  • King Errisson – congas, percussion
  • Rocky Peoples – tenor saxophone
  • Carlos Garnette – trumpet
  • Quincy Jones – string and horn arrangements
  • Clydie King, Douglas Gibbs, Duane Rogers, Eugene Bryant, Jesse Kirkland, Merry Clayton, Myrna Matthews, Patrice Holloway, Sherrell Atwood, Venetta Fields – backing vocals,
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Jim McCrary – photography
  • Tommy Vicari – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Preston and Joe Green, except where noted.

  1. Should Have Known Better
  2. I Wrote a Simple Song
  3. John Henry – Billy Preston, Robert Sam
  4. Without a Song – William Rose, Edward Eliscu, Vincent Youmans
  5. The Bus
  6. Outa-Space
  7. The Looner Tune – Billy Preston, Joe Greene, Jesse Kirkland
  8. You Done Got Older – Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
  9. Swing Down Chariot – traditional; arranged by Billy Preston, Joe Greene
  10. God Is Great
  11. My Country, ‘Tis of Thee – traditional

In July 1981.

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

Personnel:

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

Track listing:

All tracks by Rusty Young, except where noted.

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

 

On June 18, 1973.

On June 18, 1973, “ABC – Dunhill” label released “The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get”, the second Joe Walsh studio album. It was recorded 1972 – 1973 and was produced by Joe Walsh and Bill Szymczyk.

Personnel:

  • Joe Walsh– lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Kenny Passarelli– lead and backing vocals, bass, guitar
  • Joe Vitale– lead and backing, drums, percussion, piano, keyboards, flute
  • Rocke Grace – lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Joe Lala– percussion
  • Venetta Fields– backing vocals
  • Clydie King– backing vocals
  • Bill Szymczyk– engineering, mixing
  • Mike D. Stone– engineering
  • Ronnie Alpert – engineering
  • Al Blazek – engineering
  • Jimmy Wachtel– album design
  • Bob Jenkins– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Walsh, except where noted.

  1. Rocky Mountain Way – Joe Walsh, Joe Vitale, Kenny Passarelli, Rock Grace
  2. Book Ends – Joe Vitale
  3. Wolf
  4. Midnight Moodies – Rocke Grace
  5. Happy Ways – Kenny Passarelli, Bernard Zoloth
  6. Meadows
  7. Dreams
  8. Days Gone By – Joe Vitale
  9. Day Dream (Prayer)

 

On February 27, 1976.

On February 27, 1976, “Rolling Stones Records” released “Stone Alone”, the second Bill Wyman album. It was recorded in 1976 and was produced by Bill Wyman.

Personnel:

  • Bill Wyman – vocals, bass, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, tack piano, keyboards, percussion, horn arrangements, mixing
  • Van Morrison – acoustic guitar, harmonica, alto saxophone
  • John – piano, electric piano, organ, marimba
  • Ruth Pointer – vocals
  • Bonnie Pointer – vocals
  • Venetta Fields – vocals
  • Paula Harrison – vocals
  • Clydie King – vocals
  • Bonnie Pointer – vocals
  • Ron Wood – electric guitar
  • Jackie Clark – electric guitar
  • Danny Kortchmar – electric guitar
  • Bob Welch – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Joe Walsh – electric and slide guitar
  • Terry Taylor – electric and slide guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins – piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale – piano, electric piano, keyboards, drums
  • Mark Naftalin – piano, keyboards
  • Al Kooper – piano, keyboards
  • Paul Harris – organ, keyboards
  • Hubert Heard – organ, keyboards
  • Albhy Galuten – synthesizer
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Hubert Heard – drums, fiddle, pedal steel
  • Greg Errico – drums
  • Robert Greenidge – drums
  • Dallas Taylor – drums, percussion
  • Kwasi “Rocky” Dzidzornu – percussion
  • Guille Garcia – percussion
  • Emilio Castillo – horn, horn arrangements
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka – horn, horn arrangements
  • Lenny Pickett – horn, horn arrangements
  • Mic Gillette – horn, horn arrangements
  • Mark Colby – horn, saxophone
  • Floyd Cooley – tuba
  • Craig Dentweiler – horn
  • Gary Kjellgren – engineer, mixing
  • Howard Albert – engineer
  • Ron Albert – engineer
  • Anita Wexler – mixing
  • Tom Dowd – mixing
  • Tom Moulton – mixing
  • Dennis King – mastering
  • Bill King – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bill Wyman, except where noted.

  1. A Quarter to Three – Gene Barge, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Frank Guida, Joseph Royster
  2. Gimme Just One Chance
  3. Soul Satisfying
  4. Apache Woman
  5. Every Sixty Seconds
  6. Get It On
  7. Feet – Danny Kortchmar
  8. Peanut Butter Time
  9. Wine and Wimmen
  10. If You Wanna Be Happy – Carmela Guida, Frank Guida, Joseph Royster
  11. What’s the Point
  12. No More Foolin’

In November 1977.

In November 1977, “Columbia” label released “Down Two Then Left”, the eighth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Hollywood Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Joseph Wissert.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – lead and background vocals, guitar solo
  • Ray Parker, Jr.– guitar
  • Steve Lukather– guitar solo
  • Jay Graydon– guitar, guitar solo
  • David Hungate, Scott Edwards – bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, timbales
  • Bobbye Hall– bongos, congas
  • Alan Estes – congas
  • Victor Feldman– claves, vibraphone
  • Michael Omartian– keyboards, accordion, marimba, horn arrangements, string arrangements, conductor
  • Jai Winding – acoustic piano
  • Dana Hughes – trombone
  • Chuck Findley– trumpet, flugelhorn solo
  • Barbara Korn, David Duke – French horn
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Don Menza, Ernie Watts– saxophone
  • Fred Selden – saxophone, flute
  • Sidney Sharp – concertmaster
  • Carolyn Willis, Jim Gilstrap, John Lehman, Zedric Turnbough, Venetta Fields, Roy Galloway, Phyllis Saint James, Terry Evans, Bobby King, Eldridge King, Julia Tillman Waters, Myrna Matthews, Stan Farber, Jim Haas– background vocals
  • Engineer – Tom Perry
  • Mastered by Mike Reese
  • Design – Nancy Donald
  • Photography – Guy Bourdin

 

Track listing:

All tracks by Boz Scaggs; except where noted.

  1. Still Falling for You
  2. Hard Times
  3. A Clue
  4. Whatcha Gonna Tell Your Man – Boz Scaggs, Jai Winding
  5. We’re Waiting- Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  6. Hollywood – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  7. Then She Walked Away – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  8. Gimme the Goods – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  9. 1993 – Michael Omartian, Boz Scaggs
  10. Tomorrow Never Came/Tomorrow Never Came (reprise)

In November 1975.

In November 1975, “A&M” label released “It’s Only Love”, the fifth Rita Coolidge studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Sunset Sound Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by David Anderle.

Personnel:

  • Rita Coolidge – vocals
  • Mike Utley – keyboards
  • Jerry McGee, Dean Parks, Fred Tackett – guitars
  • Lee Sklar – bass
  • Sammy Creason – drums
  • Bobbye Hall – percussion
  • Al Perkins, Jr – pedal steel guitar
  • Booker T. Jones – organ
  • Barbara Carroll – piano
  • Chuck Domanico – bass
  • Colin Bailey – drums
  • Venetta Fields, Clyde King, Sherlie Matthews, Brooks Hunniutt, Jennifer Warnes, Petsye Powell – singers
  • David Campbell – Orchestral Arrangements
  • Jim Horn – horn arrangements
  • John Haeny, Kent Nebergall – recording engineers
  • Marty Lewis – re-mix engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Junie Osaki – design
  • Bob Jenkins – photography

Track listing:

  1. Born To Love Me – Bob Morrison
  2. I Wanted It All – Jackie De Shannon, John Bettis
  3. Keep The Candle Burning – Bennie Gallagher, Graham Lyle
  4. Don’t Let Love Pass You By – Donnie Fritts, Eddie Hinton
  5. It’s Only Love – Bob Morrison
  6. Star – Donna Weiss
  7. Late Again – Kris Kristofferson
  8. My Rock and Roll Man – Troy Seals, Mentor Williams, Eddie Setser
  9. Mean to Me – Roy Turk, Fred Ahlert
  10. Am I Blue – Grant Clarke, Harry Akst

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “ABC” label released “Can’t Buy a Thrill”, the debut Steely Dan studio album. It was recorded in 1972 at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Gary Katz. The album cover features a photomontage by Robert Lockart.

Personnel:

  • David Palmer – lead and backing vocals
  • Donald Fagen– acoustic and electric pianos, plastic (YC-30) organ, lead and backing vocals
  • Jeff “Skunk” Baxter– guitar, pedal steel guitar, spoken word
  • Denny Dias– guitar, electric sitar
  • Walter Becker – electric bass, dual lead and backing vocals
  • Jim Hodder– drums, percussion, lead vocal, backing vocals
  • Elliott Randall– lead guitar
  • Jerome Richardson– tenor saxophone
  • Snooky Young– flugelhorn
  • Victor Feldman– percussion
  • Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews– backing vocals
  • Engineer: Roger Nichols
  • Assistant engineer: Tim Weston

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.

  1. Do It Again
  2. Dirty Work
  3. Kings
  4. Midnite Cruiser
  5. Only a Fool Would Say That
  6. Reelin’ in the Years
  7. Fire in the Hole
  8. Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me)
  9. Change of the Guard
  10. Turn That Heartbeat Over Again

In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Straight” label released “Greetings from L.A.”, the seventh  Tim Buckley album. It was recorded in June 1972, at “Far Out Studios” in Hollyood, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein.

Personnel:

  • Tim Buckley – guitar, vocals
  • Chuck Rainey– guitar
  • Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Lorna Willard – vocals
  • Joe Falsia – guitar
  • Reinhold Press, Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Harry Hyams, Ralph Schaffer – viola
  • Louis Kievman – violin
  • Robert Konrad – violin, guitar
  • William Kurasch – violin
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Kevin Kelly – organ, piano
  • Paul Ross Novros, Eugene E. Siegel – saxophone
  • Jerry Goldstein– percussion, arranger, producer
  • Carter C.C. Collins – congas
  • Ed Greene– drums
  • Chris Huston, Stan Agol – engineer
  • Cal Schenkel- album design
  • Bob Gordon – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Buckley, except where noted.

  1. Move With Me – Tim Buckley, Jerry Goldstein
  2. Get on Top
  3. Sweet Surrender
  4. Nighthawkin
  5. Devil Eyes
  6. Hong Kong Bar – Tim Buckley, Joe Falsia
  7. Make It Right – Tim Buckley, Larry Beckett, Joe Falsia, Jerry Goldstein

 

 

In October 1970.

In October 1970, “ABC” label released “Indianola Mississippi Seeds”, the eighteenth B. B. King studio album. It was recorded January 1969 – June 1970, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles and “Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk.

Personnel:

  • B. King– guitar, piano, vocals
  • Joe Walsh– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Carole King– piano, electric piano
  • Leon Russell– piano
  • Paul Harris– piano
  • Bryan Garofalo, Gerald Jemmott– bass
  • Russ Kunkel, Herb Lovelle– drums
  • Sherlie Matthews, Merry Clayton, Clydie King, Venetta Fields- Angelic chorus
  • Joe Zagarino— engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by B. B. King, except where noted.

  1. Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
  2. You’re Still My Woman – B. King, Dave Clark
  3. Ask Me No Questions
  4. Until I’m Dead and Cold
  5. King’s Special
  6. Ain’t Gonna Worry My Life Anymore
  7. Chains and Things – B. King, Dave Clark
  8. Go Underground – B. King, Dave Clark
  9. Hummingbird – Leon Russell