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On April 11, 1976.

On April 11, 1976, “Treshold” label released “The Promise”, the debut Mike Pinder album. It was recorded 1974 – 1976, at Pinder’s studio at Malibu, Indigo Ranch, and was produced by Mike Pinder and Bob Margouleff.

Personnel:

  • Mike Pinder– vocals, synthesizer, acoustic guitar and 12 string guitar, piano, mellotron
  • Jim Dillon – vocals, acoustic, electric andslide guitar, sitar
  • Steve Beckmeier – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Fred Beckmeier – bass guitar
  • Joel DiBartolo – bass guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– bass guitar
  • Bill Berg– drums, percussion
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith – organ
  • Jeanne King – vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – vocals
  • Bobby Keys– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Madalo – trumpet
  • Susan McDonald – harp
  • Dean Olch – flute, shakuhachi
  • Tom Peterson – flute, tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Pinder except where noted.

  1. Free As A Dove
  2. You’ll Make It Through – Mike Pinder, Jim Dillon
  3. I Only Want To Love You
  4. Someone To Believe In
  5. Carry On
  6. Air
  7. Message
  8. The Seed
  9. The Promise
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In October 1972.

In October 1972, “ABC” label released “Passin’ Thru”, the fifth James Gang studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Keith Olsen.

Personnel:

  • Roy Kenner- lead vocals, harmonica, percussion
  • Domenic Troiano- guitars, backing vocals
  • Dale Peters- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Fox- drums, backing vocals, organ
  • David Briggs- piano
  • Charlie McCoy– harmonica
  • Weldon Myrick- pedal steel guitar
  • Craig Sapphin- all strings, arrangements
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith- piano, organ, harpsichord

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Kenner & Domenic Troiano, except where noted.

  1. Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
  2. One Way Street – Domenic Troiano
  3. Had Enough – Roy Kenner
  4. Up to Yourself – Domenic Troiano
  5. Everybody Needs a Hero
  6. Run Run Run
  7. Things I Want to Say to You
  8. Out of Control
  9. Drifting Girl

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Asylum” label released “El Rayo-X”, the debut David Lindley album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Record One” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jackson Browne and Greg Ladanyi.

Personnel:

  • David Lindley – bass, fiddle, guitar, violin, guitars, vocals, whistle, bandurria, divan saz
  • Curt Bouterse – hammer dulcimer
  • Jackson Browne- vocals
  • Jorge Calderón- vocals
  • Bob Glaub- bass
  • Garth Hudson- horn, keyboards
  • Greg Ladanyi- engineer
  • Reggie McBride – bass
  • Bill Payne- organ, keyboards
  • Doug Sax- mastering
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith- organ, keyboards
  • Gloria Von Jansky – lettering
  • Jimmy Wachtel- art direction, design
  • Ian Wallace- drums
  • George Ybara – assistant
  • George “Ras Baboo” Pierre – percussion, timbales, vocals, accordion

Track listing:

  1. She Took Off My Romeos – Bob “Frizz” Fuller
  2. Bye Bye Love – Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant
  3. Mercury Blues – C. Douglas, Bob Geddins
  4. Quarter of a Man – Bob “Frizz” Fuller
  5. Ain’t No Way – Bob “Frizz” Fuller
  6. Twist and Shout – Phil Medley, Bert Russell
  7. El Rayo-X – Jorge Calderón, David Lindley
  8. Your Old Lady – Elmo Glick, O’Kelly Isley, King Curtis
  9. Don’t Look Back – Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
  10. Petit Fleur – Solomon Feldthouse, Nancy Lindley
  11. Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas and the Sinus Blues – Huey “Piano” Smith
  12. Pay the Man – David Lindley, George “Baboo” Pierre

On August 10, 1981.

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On August 10, 1981, “Columbia” label released “Shot of Love”, the twenty-first Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded March – May 1981, and was produced by Chuck Plotkin, Bob Dylan and Bumps Blackwell.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan – guitar,  harmonica,  percussion,  piano,  keyboards, vocals,
  • Carolyn Dennis– vocals, background vocals
  • Steve Douglas– saxophone
  • Tim Drummond– bass guitar
  • Madelyn Quebec – vocals, background vocals
  • Steve Ripley– guitar
  • William D. “Smitty” Smith– organ
  • Ringo Starr– drums, tom-tom
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass guitar
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Clydie King– vocals, background vocals
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– guitar, electric guitar
  • Regina McCrory – vocals, background vocals
  • Carl Pickhardt – piano
  • Fred Tackett– guitar
  • Benmont Tench– keyboards
  • Ronnie Wood– guitar
  • Monalisa Young – vocal
  • Vic Anesini – Compact Disc mastering
  • Dana Bisbee – assistant engineering
  • Ken Perry – original LP mastering
  • Toby Scott– engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Dylan.

  1. Shot of Love
  2. Heart of Mine
  3. Property of Jesus
  4. Lenny Bruce
  5. Watered Down Love
  6. The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar
  7. Dead Man, Dead Man
  8. In the Summertime
  9. Trouble
  10. Every Grain of Sand