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In December 1971.

In December 1971, “MGM” label released “Guilty!” album by Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon. It was recorded  July – September, 1971 at “MGM Studios”, “Wally Heider Studios”, “John Phillips Studio” and with the “Far Out Mobile Unit”, and was produced by  Jerry Goldstein and Eric Burdon.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon – vocals, design
  • Jimmy Witherspoon – vocals
  • Howard Scott, John Sterling – guitar
  • B. Dickerson, Kim Kesterson – bass
  • Lonnie Jordan, Terry Ryan – piano, organ
  • George Suranovich, Harold Brown – drums
  • Papa Dee Allen – congas
  • Bob Mercereau, Lee Oskar – harmonica
  • Charles Miller – tenor saxophone
  • Chris Huston, George Koch, Richard Moore, Stan Agol – engineers

Track listing:

  1. I’ve Been Driftin’ / Once Upon a Time – Jimmy Witherspoon, Eric Burdon
  2. Steam Roller – James Taylor
  3. The Laws Must Change – John Mayall
  4. Have Mercy Judge – Chuck Berry
  5. Going Down Slow – Louis Jimmy Oden
  6. Soledad – Eric Burdon, John Sterling
  7. Home Dream – Eric Burdon
  8. Wicked, Wicked Man – Eric Burdon
  9. Headin’ for Home – Eric Burdon, John Sterling, Kim Kesterson
  10. The Time Has Come – Jimmy Witherspoon, Teddy Edwards
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In December 1971.

In December 1971, “Grunt” label released the debut, self-titled Papa John Creach  album. It was recorded in 1971 at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Papa John Creach and Mike Lipskin.

Personnel:

  • Papa John Creach– electric violin, vocals, arranger
  • Greg Adams– trumpet
  • Rufus Anderson – guitar
  • Jack Bonus – saxophone
  • Nick Buck – piano
  • Dave Brown, Jack Casady– bass
  • John Cipollina, Bruce Conte – guitar
  • Joey Covington– drums, congas
  • Jerry Garcia– guitar
  • Mic Gillette– trombone
  • Bobby Haynes – bass
  • Art Hillery – piano, organ
  • Paul Kantner– rhythm guitar
  • Jorma Kaukonen– guitar
  • Mike Lipskin– organ, piano
  • Stan Monteiro – clarinet
  • Skip Olsen – bass
  • Sammy Piazza – drums
  • Douglas Rauch– bass
  • Gregg Rolie– organ
  • Carlos Santana– guitar
  • Peter Sears– bass
  • Grace Slick– vocals
  • Tony Smith– drums
  • Bob Wilson – guitar
  • Los Angeles String Section – strings
  • Los Angeles Brass Section – brass
  • Roger Hamilton Spotts – arranger
  • Ken Hopkins – engineer, mixing engineer
  • Peter Granet – engineer
  • Bruce Steinberg – photography
  • Bill Thompson, Acy Lehman – design, concept

Track listing:

  1. The Janitor Drives a Cadillac – Joey Covington
  2. Louis Blues – W.C. Handy
  3. Papa John’s Down Home Blues – Papa John Creach, Roger Spotts
  4. Plunk a Little Funk – Papa John Creach
  5. Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen, Y. Harburg
  6. String Jet Rock – Papa John Creach
  7. Danny Boy – traditional
  8. Human Spring – James Reese, Roger Spotts
  9. Soul Fever – Miles Grayson
  10. Every Time I Hear Her Name – Roger Spotts

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Kama Sutra” label released “Shake off the Demon”, the fourth Brewer & Shipley album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley.

Personnel:

  • Mike Brewer– vocals, guitars, piano, mouth harp, percussion
  • Tom Shipley– vocals, guitars, bass, banjo
  • Mark Naftalin– piano, organ, vibes
  • John Kahn– bass
  • John Cipollina– electric and slide electric guitars
  • Spencer Dryden, “Little John” Harteman III, Glen Walters– drums
  • Jose “Chepito” Areas– congas, bongos, timbales
  • David LaFlamme– electric violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley except where noted.

  1. Shake Off the Demon
  2. Merciful Love
  3. Message from the Mission (Hold On)
  4. One by One
  5. When Everybody Comes Home
  6. Working On the Well
  7. Rock Me On the Water – Jackson Browne
  8. Natural Child
  9. Back to the Farm
  10. Sweet Love

 

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “United Artists” label released “All Day Music”, the fourth War album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, “Crystal Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein, Chris Huston, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott.

Personnel:

  • Howard Scott– guitar, percussion, vocals
  • B. Dickerson– bass, percussion, vocals
  • Lonnie Jordan– organ, piano, percussion, vocals
  • Harold Brown– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Papa Dee Allen– conga, bongos, percussion, vocals
  • Charles Miller– flute, alto, tenor and baritone saxes, percussion, vocals
  • Lee Oskar– harmonica, percussion, vocals
  • Chris Huston and Richard Moore – engineers
  • Bob Gordon – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar and Howard E. Scott, except where noted.

  1. All Day Music – Jerry Goldstein, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
  2. Get Down – Jerry Goldstein, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
  3. That’s What Love Will Do – Milton James, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
  4. There Must Be a Reason
  5. Nappy Head (Theme from Ghetto Man)
  6. Slippin’ Into Darkness
  7. Baby Brother

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “RCA” label released “Volunteers”, the fifth Jefferson Airplane album. It was recorded in April 1969, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Al Schmitt.

Personnel:

  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, organ, recorder
  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Marty Balin– vocals, percussion
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar, vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Spencer Dryden– drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano
  • Stephen Stills– Hammond organ
  • Jerry Garcia– pedal steel guitar
  • Joey Covington– congas, chair
  • David Crosby– sailboat
  • Ace of Cups– vocals
  • Bill Laudner– lead vocals
  • Rich Schmitt – engineer
  • Maurice (Pat Ieraci) – 16-track
  • Gut – album design, ate PB & J
  • Milton Burke, Jefferson Airplane – album design
  • Jim Marshall – cover photo
  • Jim Smircich – back photo
  • Littie Herbie Greene – PB & J photo

Track listing:

  1. We Can Be Together – Paul Kantner
  2. Good Shepherd – traditional, arr. by Jorma Kaukonen
  3. The Farm – Paul Kantner, Gary Blackman
  4. Hey Frederick – Grace Slick
  5. Turn My Life Down – Jorma Kaukonen
  6. Wooden Ships – David Crosby, Paul Kantner, Stephen Stills
  7. Eskimo Blue Day – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  8. A Song for All Seasons – Spencer Drtden
  9. Meadowlands – Lev Knipper
  10. Volunteers – Marty Balin, Paul Kantner

 

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “Capitol” label released “Your Saving Grace”, the fourth Steve Miller Band album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Glyn Johns.

Personnel:

  • Steve Miller– guitar, lead vocals, harmonica
  • Lonnie Turner – bass guitar, backing vocals, guitar
  • Ben Sidran– organ, electric piano
  • Nicky Hopkins– grand piano
  • Tim Davis– drums, backing and lead vocals
  • Glyn Johns– backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Little Girl – Steve Miller
  2. Just a Passin’ Fancy In a Midnite Dream – Steve Miller, Ben Sidran
  3. Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around – Steve Miller
  4. Baby’s House
  5. Motherless Children – traditional, arr. by Steve Miller
  6. The Last Wombat in Mecca – Lonnie Turner
  7. Feel So Glad – Steve Miller
  8. Your Saving Grace – Tim Davis

 

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Columbia” label released “Full Sail”, the third Loggins and Messina album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Wally Heider Studios” Hollywood, and was produced by Jim Messina.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Loggins– vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Jim Messina– vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin
  • Jon Clarke – oboe, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, alto flute, bass flute, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, English horn
  • Al Garth – violin, bass clarinet, recorder, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Larry Sims – bass, backing vocals
  • Merel Bregante – drums, timbales, backing vocals
  • Michael Omartian– piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, tack piano, Lowrey organ, Moog synthesizer, Fender Rhodes electric piano
  • Vince Charles – steel drums
  • Milt Holland– percussion
  • Photography: Ed Caraeff
  • Art Direction: Ron Coro
  • Illustrations: Joe Garnett
  • Engineers: Jim Messina, Alex Kazanegras
  • Quadraphonic mix: Larry Keys, Alex Kazanegras
  • Quadraphonic mix Supervision: Al Lawrence, Alex Kazanegras

Track listing:

  1. Lahaina – Jim Messina
  2. Travelin’ Blues – Jim Messina
  3. My Music – Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina
  4. A Love Song – Kenny Loggins, Dona Lyn George
  5. You Need a Man/Coming to You – Jim Messina
  6. Watching the River Run – Jim Messina, Kenny Loggins
  7. Pathway to Glory – Jim Messina
  8. Didn’t I Know You When – Kenny Loggins, Michael Omartian
  9. Sailin’ the Wind – Daniel Loggins, Dann Lottermoser