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In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Song Cycle”, the debut Van Dyke Parks album. It, was recorded in 1967 at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Van Dyke Parks– main performer, vocals
  • Ron Elliott, Dick Rosmini– guitar
  • Misha Goodatieff – violin
  • Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Nicolai Bolin, Vasil Crlenica, William Nadel, Alan Reuss, Leon Stewart, Thomas Tedesco– balalaika
  • Don Bagley, Gregory Bemko, Chuck Berghofer, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Dennis Budimir, Joseph Ditullio, Jesse Ehrlich, Nathan Gershman, Philip Goldberg, Armand Kaproff, William Kurasch, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Orville Rhodes, Trefoni Rizzi, Lyle Ritz, Joseph Saxon, Ralph Schaffer, Leonard Selic, Frederick Seykora, Darrel Terwilliger, Bob West – strings
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Norman Benno, Arthur Briegleb, Vincent DeRosa, George Fields, William Green, James Horn, Richard Hyde, Jay Migliori, Thomas Morgan, Ted Nash, Richard Perissi, Thomas Scott, Thomas Shepard– woodwind
  • Billie J. Barnum, Gerri Engeman, Karen Gunderson, James and Vanessa Hendricks, Durrie and Gaile Parks, Julia E. Rinker, Paul Jay Robbins, Nik Woods – choir
  • Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman, James Gordon, Earl Palmer– percussion
  • Steve Young– folk (“Vine Street” introduction tape)

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Dyke Parks, except where noted.

  1. Vine Street – Randy Newman
  2. Palm Desert
  3. Widow’s Talk
  4. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  5. The All Golden
  6. Van Dyke Parks (Public Domain)
  7. Public Domain
  8. Donovan’s Colours – Donovan Leitch
  9. The Attic
  10. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  11. By the People
  12. Pot Pourri

 

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In August 1978.

In August 1978, “Full Moon” label released “Twin Sons of Different Mothers”, the first of two collaborations albums by Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg. It was recorded in 1978, at “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, California; “Village Recorders”,  “Wally Heider Studios”, “United Studios”, “A&M Studios” and “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg.

Personnel:

  • Dan Fogelberg – synthesizer, acoustic guitar, bass, guitar, mandolin, percussion, piano, electric guitar, keyboard, vocals, background vocals, voices, slide guitar, classical guitar
  • Tim Weisberg- flute, percussion, oboe, piccolo
  • David Breinenthal – bassoon
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Vincent DeRosa – French horn
  • Earl Dumler – English horn
  • John Ellis – organ, oboe
  • Bobbye Hall- percussion, conga, cowbell
  • Don Henley- vocals, harmony vocals
  • John Leslie Hug – guitar, harp
  • Jim Keltner- drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion, conga
  • Neil Larsen – piano, keyboard, electric piano
  • Andy Newmark- synthesizer, drums
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Ann Mason Stockton – harp
  • Florence Warner- vocals, background vocals
  • Willie Weeks– bass
  • Engineer: Marty Lewis
  • Vinyl mastering engineer: Glenn Meadows

Track listing:

All tracks by Dan Fogelberg, except where noted.

  1. Twins Theme
  2. Intimidation
  3. Lazy Susan
  4. Guitar Etude No. 3
  5. Tell Me to My Face – Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks, Graham Nash
  6. Hurtwood Alley
  7. Lahaina Luna
  8. Paris Nocturne
  9. Since You’ve Asked – Judy Collins
  10. The Power of Gold

In March 1976.

In March 1976, “Columbia” label released “Silk Degrees” the seventh Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded September 1975, at “Davien Sound Studios”, and “Hollywood Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Joe Wissert. It was certified 5 x Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs –vocals, guitar
  • Louis Shelton,Fred Tackett – guitars
  • David Paich– keyboards
  • David Hungate– bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • Vincent DeRosa,Jim Horn, Paul Hubinon, Dick Hyde, Tom Scott – horns
  • Chuck Findley– flugelhorn
  • Tony Terran– trumpet
  • Bud Shank,Plas Johnson – saxophones
  • Jim Gilstrap, Maxine Green, Augie Johnson, Marty McCall, Pepper Swenson, Carolyn Willis –backing vocals
  • Joe Porcaro– percussion
  • Les Dudek– slide guitar
  • Tom Perry –engineer
  • Doug Sax– mastering
  • Sid Sharp –arrangements

Track listing:

  1. What Can I Say – Boz Scaggs, David Paich
  2. Georgia – Boz Scaggs
  3. Jump Street – Boz Scaggs, David Paich
  4. What Do You Want the Girl to Do – Allen Toussaint
  5. Harbor Lights – Boz Scaggs
  6. Lowdown – Boz Scaggs, David Paich
  7. It’s Over – Boz Scaggs, David Paich
  8. Love Me Tomorrow – David Paich
  9. Lido Shuffle – Boz Scaggs
  10. We’re All Alone – Boz Scaggs

 

On August 7, 1967.

Lumpy Gravy

On August 7, 1967, “Capitol” label released “Lumpy Gravy”, the debut Frank Zappa solo album. It was recorded in February 1967, and was produced by Nick Venet. “Lumpy Gravy” is an album of orchestral, electric and concrete sound, performed by a group of session players Zappa dubbed the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra. Zappa wrote the music and conducted the orchestra but did not perform on the album.

Personnel:

  • Arnold Belnick – strings
  • Harold Bemko – strings
  • Chuck Berghofer – bass
  • Jimmy Carl Black– chorus
  • Jimmy Bond– bass
  • Monica Boscia – chorus
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Frank Capp – drums
  • Donald Christlieb – woodwind
  • Gene Cipriano – woodwind
  • Vincent DeRosa– french horn
  • Joseph DiFiore – strings
  • Jesse Ehrlich – strings
  • Alan Estes – percussion, drums
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Louis “Louie the Turkey” Cuneo – chorus
  • Roy Estrada– bass, chorus
  • Larry Fanoga (Euclid James “Motorhead” Sherwood) – vocals, chorus
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, drums
  • Bunk Gardner – woodwind
  • James Getzoff – strings
  • Philip Goldberg – strings
  • John Guerin – drums
  • Bruce Hampton – chorus
  • Jimmy “Senyah” Haynes – guitar
  • Harry Hyams – strings
  • Jules Jacob – woodwind
  • Pete Jolly – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Harold Kelling – vocals
  • Ray Kelly – strings
  • Jerome Kessler – strings
  • Alexander Koltun – strings
  • Bernard Kundell – strings
  • William Kurasch – strings
  • Michael Lang – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Arthur Maebe – French horn
  • Leonard Malarsky – strings
  • Shelly Manne – drums
  • Lincoln Mayorga – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Ted Nash – woodwind
  • Richard Parissi – French horn
  • Glenn Phillips – vocals
  • Jerome Reisler – strings
  • Emil Richards – percussion
  • Tony Rizzi – guitar
  • John Rotella – percussion, woodwind
  • Joseph Saxon – strings
  • Ralph Schaeffer – strings
  • Leonard Selic – strings
  • Kenny Shroyer – trombone
  • Paul Smith – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Tommy Tedesco – guitar
  • Al Viola – guitar
  • Bob West – bass
  • Tibor Zelig – strings
  • Jimmy Zito – trumpet
  • Frank Zappa – composer, conductor
  • Cal Schenkel – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa.

  1. Sink Trap
  2. Gum Joy
  3. Up and Down
  4. Local Butcher
  5. Gypsy Airs
  6. Hunchy Punchy
  7. Foamy Soaky
  8. Let’s Eat Out
  9. Teenage Grand Finale