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On November 14, 1979.

On November 14, 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Down on the Farm”, the seventh Little Feat studio album. The album was completed and released shortly after the death of the band’s founder and leader, Lowell George. It was recorded in 1979, at “Wally Heider Studios” in Los Angeles, and Lowell George’s house in Topanga Canyon, The Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, and was produced by Lowell George.

Personnel:

  • Lowell George– vocals, guitar
  • Paul Barrère– vocals, guitar
  • Sam Clayton– vocals, congas
  • Kenny Gradney- bass
  • Richie Hayward– vocals, drums
  • Bill Payne– vocals, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Gordon DeWitty– keyboards
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Jerry Jumonville- saxophone
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow- pedal steel guitar
  • David Lindley– guitar
  • Earl Palmer- drums
  • Fred Tackett- guitar
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet, trombone
  • Julia Waters- backing vocals
  • Luther Waters- backing vocals
  • Oren Waters- backing vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – backing vocals
  • Fran Payne- backing vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt- backing vocals
  • Dan Smith – backing vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Down on the Farm – Paul Barrère
  2. Six Feet of Snow – Lowell George, Keith Godchaux
  3. Perfect Imperfection – Paul Barrère, Tom Snow
  4. Kokomo – Lowell George
  5. Be One Now – Lowell George, Fred Tackett
  6. Straight from the Heart – Lowell George, Bill Payne
  7. Front Page News – Lowell George, Bill Payne
  8. Wake up Dreaming – Bill Payne, Fran Payne
  9. Feel the Groove – Sam Clayton, Gordon DeWitty

 

On October 17, 1973.

On October 17, 1973, “Warner Bros” label released the debut, self titled Montrose album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios”, and “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Ted Templeman, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose, Bill Church and Denny Carmassi.

Personnel:

  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals
  • Ronnie Montrose– guitar
  • Bill Church– bass guitar
  • Denny Carmassi– drums
  • Donn Landee– engineer
  • Stephen Jarvis – engineer
  • Steve Hoffman– mastering

Track listing:

  1. Rock the Nation – Ronnie Montrose
  2. Bad Motor Scooter – Sammy Hagar
  3. Space Station #5 – Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose
  4. I Don’t Want It – Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose
  5. Good Rockin’ Tonight – Roy Brown
  6. Rock Candy – Denny Carmassi, Bill Church, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose
  7. One Thing on My Mind – Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose, J. Sanchez
  8. Make It Last – Sammy Hagar

In December 1969.

In December 1969, “Capitol” label released “Shady Grove”, the second Quicksilver Messenger Service studio album. It was recorded July – September 199, at “Wally Heider Studios” and “Pacific High Recorders” in San Francisco, and was produced by John Palladino.

Personnel:

  • John Cipollina– vocals, guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano, organ, celeste, harpsichord, cello
  • David Freiberg– vocals, bass, guitar, viola
  • Greg Elmore– drums, percussion
  • Dan Healy, Bob Shumaker, Dave Brown, Mike Leary – engineer
  • Dan Healy, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Snarly Grumble – mixing
  • John Palladino – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Shady Grove – O. Wands
  2. Flute Song – Denise Jewkes
  3. Three or Four Feet from Home – John Cipollina
  4. Too Far – David Freiberg
  5. Holy Moly – Nick Gravenites
  6. Joseph’s Coat – John Cipollina, Nick Gravenites
  7. Flashing Lonesome – David Freiberg, Denise Jewkes
  8. Words Can’t Say – David Freiberg, Denise Jewkes
  9. Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder – Nicky Hopkins

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Grunt”, “RCA” labels released “Sunfighter”, album by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick.

Personnel:

  • Paul Kantner– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Grace Slick– vocals, piano, booklet libretto
  • Jack Traylor – vocals, guitar
  • Jerry Garcia– guitar
  • Papa John Creach– electric violin
  • Craig Chaquico– lead guitar
  • Bill Laudner – vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Spencer Dryden– drums
  • David Crosby– vocals, tambourine
  • Jorma Kaukonen– lead guitar
  • Graham Nash– ARP synthesizer
  • Chris Wing – drums
  • Pat Gleeson – moog, piano
  • John Vierra – synthesizer, keyboards
  • Phill Sawyer – sound effects
  • Peter Kaukonen– guitar, mandolin
  • Shelley Silverman, Joey Covington– drums
  • Edwin Hawkins Singers (Edwin Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, Tramaine Davis Hawkins, Elaine Kelley, Norma J. King, Barbara Gill, Ruth Wyons, Daphne Henderson, Shirley Miller, Eddie Bayers) – vocals
  • Steven Schuster – flute, saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Tower of Power(Greg Adams, Mic Gillette) – horns
  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice the Miracle Man), Phill Sawyer – engineer
  • Acy Lehman – cover, assistant on libretto booklet
  • Heavy Water Lights (Mary Ann Mayer, Joan Chase) – lights inside
  • Gary Blackman – assistant on libretto booklet

Track listing:

  1. Silver Spoon – Grace Slick
  2. Diana – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  3. Sunfighter – Paul Kantner
  4. Titanic -Phill Sawyer
  5. Look at the Wood – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner
  6. When I Was a Boy I Watched the Wolves – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  7. Million – Paul Kantner
  8. China – Grace Slick
  9. Earth Mother – Jack Taylor
  10. Diana 2 – Paul Kantner, Grace Slick
  11. Universal Copernican Mumbles – Pat Gleeson, John Vierra, Paul Kantner
  12. Holding Together – Grace Slick, Paul Kantner

 

In January 1972.

In January 1972, “Spindizzy” label released “1+1”, the second Grin album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by David Briggs.

Personnel:

  • Nils Lofgren– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Bob Berberich – vocals, drums
  • Bob Gordon – vocals, bass
  • Graham Nash– vocals
  • David Blumberg – orchestration
  • Ed Caraeff – photography
  • Wayne Kimbell – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Nils Lofgren.

  1. White Lies
  2. Please Don’t Hide
  3. Slippery Fingers
  4. Moon Tears
  5. End Unkind
  6. Sometimes
  7. Lost a Number
  8. Hi, Hello Home
  9. Just a Poem
  10. Soft Fun

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

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