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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 1964.

In August 1964, “Reprise” label released “It Might as Well Be Swing”, studio album by Frank Sinatra, accompanied by Count Basie and his orchestra. It was recorded June 9–12, 1964, Hollywood, and was produced by Sony Burke.

Personnel:

  • Frank Sinatra- vocals
  • Count Basie- piano
  • Quincy Jones- arranger, conductor
  • Al Porcino, Don Rader, Wallace Davenport, Al Aarons, George Cohn and Harry “Sweets” Edison- trumpets
  • Henry Coker, Grover Mitchell, Bill Hughes, Henderson Chambers and Kenny Shroyer – trombones
  • Frank Foster, Charles Fowlkes, Marshal Royal, Frank Wessand Eric Dixon – reeds
  • Emil Richards – vibraphone
  • George Catlett – double bass
  • Freddie Green- guitar
  • Sonny Payne- drums
  • Gerald Vinci, Israel Baker, Jacques Gasselin, Thelma Beach, Bonnie Douglas, Marshall Sosson, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Paul Shure and James Getzoff – violins
  • Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn, Alvin Dinkin and Stan Harris –
  • violasEdgar Lustgarten and Ann Goodman – cellos
  • Lowell Frank – engineer
  • Ted Allen – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard
  2. I Wish You Love – Léo Chauliac, Charles Trenet, Albert Beach
  3. I Believe in You – Frank Loesser
  4. More (Theme from Mondo Cane) – Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero, Marcello Ciorciolini, Norman Newell
  5. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Don Gibson
  6. Hello Dolly – Jerry Herman
  7. I Wanna Be Around – Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstedt
  8. The Best Is Yet to Come – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  9. The Good Life – Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon
  10. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David

 

In April 1976.

In April 1976, “A&M” label released “Young and Rich”, the second Tubes album. It was recorded in 1976 at “A&M Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ken Scott.

Personnel:

  • Fee Waybill- vocals
  • Bill “Sputnik” Spooner- guitar, vocals
  • Roger Steen – guitar, harp, vocals
  • Rick “Gator” Anderson – bass, vocals
  • Vince Welnick- keyboards, synthesizer
  • Michael Cotten – synthesizer
  • “Preposterous” Prairie Prince- percussion
  • Re Styles (Shirley MacLeod) – “funky-pretty” vocals
  • David Paich, Jack Nitzsche– arrangements
  • Chuck Domanico– bass
  • Don Randi– piano
  • Alan Estes, Julius Wechter– percussion
  • Jay Migliori, Steve Douglas– saxophone
  • Bobby Shew– trumpet
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Deniece Williams, Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Williard Waters, The Ron Hicklin Singers – backing vocals
  • Allan Harshman, Assa Drori, Harry Bluestone, Herschel Wise, James Getzoff, Jesse Ehrlich, Leonard Malarsky, Lou Klass, Marshall Sosson, Marvin Limonick, Murray Adler, Nathan Ross, Ray Kelley, Samuel Boghossian, Virginia Majewski, William Kurasch – strings
  • Armand Kaproff, David Speltz – cello
  • Ed Thacker – engineer
  • Michael Cotten, Prairie Prince – album design
  • Harry Mittman, Norman Seeff– photography

Track listing:

  1. Tubes World Tour – Bill Spooner, Roger Steen, Fee Waybill
  2. Brighter Day – Roger Steen
  3. Pimp – Bill Spooner
  4. Stand Up and Shout – Ray Trainer, Mike Condello
  5. Don’t Touch Me There – Ron Nagle, Jane Dornacker
  6. Slipped My Disco – Bill Spooner, Roger Steen
  7. Proud to Be an American – Bill Spooner
  8. Poland Whole/Madam I’m Adam – Roger Steen, Bill Spooner
  9. Young and Rich – Bill Spooner

On November 14, 1981.

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On November 14, 1981, “CBS” label released “Raise!”, the eleventh Earth, Wind & Fire album. It was recorded May 1981, at “ARC/George Massenburg Studio” in Los Angeles and “Sunset Sounds Recording Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Maurice White. The album art was designed by Roger Carpenter and was illustrated by Shusei Nagaoka. The album was certified Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Maurice White – drums, kalimba, lead & backing vocals
  • Billy Meyers, Jerry Hey – horns arrangements
  • David Foster, Billy Meyers – string arrangements
  • Mick Guzauski – design, art conception, engineer
  • Ken Fowler, Ron Pendragon, Tom Perry – engineers
  • Stephen McManus – assistant engineer
  • Mick Guzauski & Tom Perry – mixing
  • Verdine White – bass, production assistant
  • Frederick Seykora, Jerome Kessler, Larry Corbett, Mary Louise Zeyen, Paula Hochhalter, Selene Burford – cello
  • Phillip Bailey – co-producer, lead & backing vocals, percussion
  • Assa Drori, James Getzoff – concertmaster
  • Fred White – drums, percussion
  • Johnny Graham, Roland Bautista – guitar
  • Billy Meyers, David Foster, Wayne Vaughn – keyboards
  • Larry Dunn – piano, synthesizer, production assistant
  • Tom Saviano – saxophone
  • Don Myrick – alto & tenor saxophones
  • Andrew Woolfolk – tenor saxophone
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizer, vocoder
  • Bill Reichenbach, Charles Loper, Dick Hyde, George Bohanon, Lew McCreary, Louis Satterfield – trombone
  • Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Larry G. Hall, Michael Harris, Oscar Brashear, Rahmlee Michael Davis – trumpet
  • Alan DeVeritch, Allan Harshman, Gareth Nuttycombe, Pamela Goldsmith, Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Anton Sen, Arkady Shindelman, Arnold Belnick, Betty LaMagna, Brian Leonard, Denyse Buffum, Endre Granat, Haim Shtrum, Henry Ferber, Irving Geller, Jerome Reisler, John Wittenbert, Mari Tsumura Botnick, Marvin Limonick, Myra Kestenbaum, Nathan Ross, Norman Leonard, Reginald Hill, Ronald Folsom, Sheldon Sanov, Thomas Buffum, William Hymanson, William Kurasch – violin
  • Pluto, Beloyd Taylor, Ralph Johnson – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Groove – Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White
  2. Lady Sun – Beloyd Taylor
  3. My Love – Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White
  4. Evolution Orange – David Foster, O’Byrne, Maurice White
  5. Kalimba Tree – Maurice White
  6. You Are a Winner – Beloyd Taylor
  7. I’ve Had Enough – Philip Bailey, Greg Phillinganes, Brenda Russell
  8. Wanna Be With You – Wayne Vaughn, Maurice White
  9. The Changing Times – Beloyd Taylor