Saturday, December 31, 2011

T.S. Bonniwell - Close






















T.S. Bonniwell - Close 
Capitol Records ST-277 (1969)


Side One
1. Where Am I To Go
2. Love Is Such A Simple Word
3. Who Remembers
4. Something To Me
5. Black Snow


Side Two
1. She Is
2. Temporary Knife
3. Continue
4. Where It Belongs
5. But Not With My Heart
6. Sleep


Personnel:
Sean Bonniwell - vocals, guitar
Jim Gordon - drums, congas
Jack Libeu - vibraphone
Lyle Ritz - bass
Sharon Hicks - bass
Bill Hinshaw - french horn
Virgil Evans - trumpet
Steve Lester - guitar
Fleetfoot - guitar
Vic Briggs - guitar

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Peggy Lee - Bridge Over Troubled Water






















Peggy Lee - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Capitol Records ST-463 (1970)


Side One
1. You'll Remember Me
2. Bridge Over Troubled Water
3. The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday's Kiss)
4. Something Strange
5. Have You Seen My Baby


Side Two
1. He Used Me
2. (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me
3. I See Your Face Before Me
4. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
5. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?


Personnel:
Peggy Lee - vocals
Jim Gordon - drums, percussion
Max Bennett - bass
Gary Coleman - percussion
Milt Holland - percussion
Dennis Budimir - guitar
Louie Shelton - guitar
Larry Knechtel - keyboards
Lou Levy - keyboards
Joe Sample - keyboards
Jim Horn - saxophone
Chuck Findley - trumpet
Buddy Childers - trumpet
Don Menza - saxophone
Ollie Mitchell - trumpet
Pete Woodford - guitar

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Sunshine Company - The Sunshine Company






















The Sunshine Company - The Sunshine Company
Imperial Records LP-12368 (1968)


Side One
1. Look, Here Come The Sun
2. Reflections On An Angel
3. Love, That's Where It Is
4. Sunday Brought The Rain
5. I Can't Help But Wonder
6. I, To We, And Back Again


Side Two
1. It's Sunday
2. You Don't Know Her Like I Do
3. Your Heart Is Free Just Like The Wind
4. If You Only Knew
5. Darcy Farrow
6. Without Really Thinking


Personnel:
Jim Gordon - drums
Mike Melvoin - keyboards
other personnel unknown

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter






















Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter
Atlantic Records SD-8135 (1966)


Side One
1. If I Were A Carpenter
2. Reason To Believe
3. Sittin' Here Lovin' You
4. Misty Roses
5. Until It's Time For You To Go
6. For Baby


Side Two
1. The Girl That Stood Beside Me
2. Red Balloon
3. Amy
4. Don't Make Promises
5. Day Dream


Personnel:
Bobby Darin - vocals
Don Peake - guitar
Hal Blaine - drums
Dennis Budimir - guitar
Al Casey - guitar
David Cohen - guitar
Gary Coleman - percussion, vibraphone
Mike Deasy - guitar
Jesse Ehrlich - cello
Jim Gordon - drums, percussion
Harry Hyams - strings
Larry Knechtel - keyboards
Leonard Malarsky - strings
Sid Sharp - strings
Robert West - bass

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions (Box Set)
























The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions (Box Set)
Capitol Records T-27664/T-27665 (2011)


Disc One
1. Our Prayer
2. Gee
3. Heroes And Villains
4. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
5. I'm In Great Shape
6. Barnyard
7. My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine)
8. Cabin Essence
9. Wonderful
10. Look (Song For Children)
11. Child Is Father Of The Man
12. Surf's Up
13. I Wanna Be Around/Workshop
14. Vega-tables
15. Holidays
16. Wind Chimes
17. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
18. Love To Say Dada
19. Good Vibrations
20. You're Welcome
21. Heroes And Villains (Stereo Mix)
22. Heroes And Villains Sections (Stereo Mix)
23. Vega-Tables Demo
24. He Gives Speeches
25. Smile Backing Vocals Montage
26. Surf's Up 1967 (Solo version)
27. Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Piano


Disc Two
1. Our Prayer "Dialog"
2. Our Prayer
3. Heroes And Villains: Verse (Master Take)
4. Heroes And Villains: Barnyard (Master Take)
5. Heroes And Villains: I'm In Great Shape
6. Heroes And Villains Intro (Early Version)
7. Heroes And Villains: Do A Lot
8. Heroes And Villains: Bag Of Tricks
9. Heroes And Villains: Mission Pak
10. Heroes And Villains: Bridge To Indians
11. Heroes And Villains: Part 1 Tag
12. Heroes And Villains: Pickup To 3rd Verse
13. Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised
14. Heroes And Villains: Part 2 (Cantina Track)
15. Heroes And Villains: Whistling Bridge
16. Heroes And Villains: Cantina
17. Heroes And Villains: All Day
18. Heroes And Villains: Verse Edit Experiment
19. Heroes And Villains: Prelude To Fade
20. Heroes And Villains: Piano Theme
21. Heroes And Villains: Part 2
22. Heroes And Villains: Part 2 (Gee) (Master Take)
23. Heroes And Villains: Part 2 Revised
24. Heroes And Villains: Part 2 Revised (Master Take)
25. Heroes And Villains: Part 3 (Animals) (Master Take)
26. Heroes And Villains: Part 4
27. Heroes And Villains: Part Two (Master Take)
28. Heroes And Villains: Fade
29. Heroes And Villains: Verse remake
30. Heroes And Villains: Organ Waltz/Intro
31. Heroes And Villains: Chorus Vocals
32. Heroes And Villains: Barbershop
33. Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised (Remake)
34. Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised (Master Take Overdubs Mix 1)
35. Heroes And Villains: Children Were Raised (Master Take A Capella)
36. Heroes And Villains Piano Demo
37. Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Microphone
38. Psycodelic Sounds: Moaning Laughing


Disc 3
1. Do You Like Worms: Part 1
2. Do You Like Worms: Part 2 (Bicycle Rider)
3. Do You Like Worms: Part 3
4. Do You Like Worms: Part 4 (Bicycle Rider)
5. Do You Like Worms: Bicycle Rider Overdubs (Heroes And Villains Part 2)
6. My Only Sunshine: Parts 1 & 2
7. My Only Sunshine: Part 2 (Master Take With Vocal Overdubs)
8. Cabin Essence: Verse
9. Cabin Essence: Chorus
10. Cabin Essence: Tag
11. Wonderful (Version 1)
12. Wonderful (Version 2)
13. Wonderful (Version 2 Tag)
14. Wonderful (Version 3)
15. Look
16. Child Is Father Of The Man (Version 1)
17. Child Is Father Of The Man (Version 2)
18. Surf's Up: 1st Movement
19. Surf's Up: Talking Horns
20. Surf's Up: Piano Demo (Master Take)
21. I Wanna Be Around
22. Vegetables: Verse (Master Take Track)
23. Vegetables: Sleep A Lot (Chorus)
24. Vegetables: Chorus 1 (Master Take)
25. Vegetables: 2nd Chorus (Master Take Track And Backing Vocals)
26. Vegetables: Insert (Part 4) (Master Take)


Disc 4
1. Vegetables: Fade
2. Vegetables: Ballad Insert
3. Holidays
4. Wind Chimes (Version 1)
5. Wind Chimes (Version 2)
6. Wind Chimes (Version 2 Tag)
7. The Elements: Fire
8. Da Da (Taped Piano Strings)
9. Da Da (Fender Rhodes)
10. Love To Say Dada: Part 1
11. Love To Say Dada: Part 2
12. Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (Master Take)
13. Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (Second Day)
14. Cool, Cool Water (Version 1)
15. Cool, Cool Water (Version 2)
16. You're Welcome
17. You're With Me Tonight
18. Tune X
19. I Don't Know
20. Three Blind Mice
21. Teeter TOtter Love
22. Psycodelic Sounds: Underwater Chant
23. Hal Blaine Vega-Tables Promo Session
24. Heroes And Villians: Early Version Outtake Sessions


Disc 5
1. Good Vibrations: Gold Star (The Pet Sounds Session)
2. Good Vibrations: Gold Star
3. Good Vibrations: Western (First Chorus)
4. Good Vibrations: Western (Second Chorus And Fade)
5. Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound (Part 1)
6. Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound (Parts 2 & 3)
7. Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound (Part 4)
8. Good Vibrations: Western (Part C)
9. Good Vibrations: Western (Chorus)
10. Good Vibrations: Western (Fade Sequence)
11. Good Vibrations (Inspiration) (Part 1)
12. Good Vibrations (Inspiration) (Part 3)
13. Good Vibrations (Inspiration) (Part 4)
14. Good Vibrations: Western (Part 1)
15. Good Vibrations: Western (Part 2 & verse)
16. Good Vibrations: Western (Part 2 continued)
17. Good Vibrations: Western (Part 1)
18. Good Vibrations: Western (Part 2)
19. Good Vibrations (Persuasion): Western
20. Good Vibrations: Western (new bridge)
21. Good Vibrations: Session Masters
22. Good Vibrations single version stereo track
23. Good Good Good Vibration (first version with overdubs)
24. Good Vibrations: Alternate Edit


Personnel:
Brian Wilson - vocals, bass, piano, organ, percussion, harpsichord, guitar
Dennis Wilson - vocals, percussion, drums, organ
Carl Wilson - vocals, percussion, guitar, baritone guitar, bass, ukulele
Mike Love - vocals
Al Jardine - vocals, percussion, guitar
Bruce Johnston - vocals, piano, organ
Carol Kaye - guitar, bass, banjo
Bill Pitman - baritone guitar, whistle, guitar, vibraphone, ukulele
Lyle Ritz - bass, ukulele
Van Dyke Parks - piano, celeste, percussion, guitar, organ, vocals
Jim Gordon - drums, percussion
Gene Estes - percussion, piano, organ
George Hyde - french horn
Tommy Morgan - harmonica
Dorothy Victor - harp
Jay Migliori - saxophone, flute, clarinet
Gene Gaddy - vocals
Tommy Tedesco - mandolin, guitar, bouzouki
Ray Pohlman - bass, mandolin
Hal Blaine - drums, percussion
Sid Sharp - violin
William Kurasch - violin
Jerome Reisler - violin
Ralph Schaeffer - violin
John Vidusich - violin
Walter Wiemeyer - violin
Norman Botnick - viola
Alexander Neiman - viola
Jesse Ehrlich - cello
Joseph DiTullio - cello
Nick Pellico - drums, percussion
Joseph DiFiore - viola
Ronald Benson - ukulele
Chuck Berghofer - bass
Diane Rovell - whistles
Billy Hinsche - vocals
Jerry Cole - guitar
Raymond Kelly - cello
Joe Saxon - cello
James Burton - dobro, guitar
Carl Fontina - accordion
Larry Knechtel - piano, harpsichord, organ
Alan Weight - trumpet
Barney Kessel - guitar
Jimmy Bond - bass
Al de Lory - piano
Frank Capp - percussion, vibraphone, drums
Roy Caton - trumpet
Dick Hyde - tuba
Ollie Mitchell - trumpet
Al Casey - baritone guitar, guitar
David Duke - tuben horn, french horn
Claude Sherry - french horn
Arthur Briegleb - french horn
David Oppenheim - hammer & saw
Samuel Boghossian - viola
Gary Coleman - percussion
Chet Ricard - percussion
Jim Horn - clarinet, flute
Bill Green - clarinet, flute
Sam Glenn, Jr. - clarinet, saxophone
Don Randi - celeste, piano, harpsichord
Plas Johnson - flute
Leonard Malarsky - violin
Mike Rubini - piano
Mel Pollan - bass
Frank DeVito - percussion
Jerome Kessler - violin
Irving Lipschultz - violin
Eugene DiNovi - piano
Al Viola - guitar
Cliff Hils - bass
Richard Perissi - french horn
Arthur Maebe - french horn
Henry Laubach - trumpet
Al Porcino - trumpet
Virgil Evans - trumpet
Dick Nash - trombone
Urbie Green - trombone
Lew McCreary - trombone
George Callender - tuba
Wibur Schwartz - saxophone
Gene Cipriano - saxophone
Robert Jung - saxophone
Dorothy Remsen - harp
Benjamin Barrett - violin
James Getzoff - violin
Bernard Kundell - violin
Robert Barene - violin
Arnold Belnick - violin
Darrel Terwilliger - violin
Henry Roth - violin
Aldred Lustgarten - violin
Harry Bluestone - violin
Lou Raderman - violin
Marshall Sossan - violin
Paul Shure - violin
Frederick Seykora - cello
Armand Kaproff - cello
Jasper Dailey - vocals
Chet Ricord - marimba
Frank Messina - accordion
Billy Strange - guitar
Terry Melcher - percussion
Tony Asher - percussion
Paul Tanner - theramin
Steve Douglas - flute
Mike Melvoin - piano, organ
Arthur Smith - piccolo, ocarina
Abe Most - clarinet
Arthur Herfurt - clarinet
Arthur Wright - bass
Emil Richards - vibraphone

Friday, November 4, 2011

Chuck Girard - Glow In The Dark






















Chuck Girard - Glow In The Dark
Myrrh Records MYR-1050 (1976)


Side One
1. Anthem
2. Callin' You
3. I Remember
4. Return
5. I Know A Lady
6. No, No You're Not Afraid


Side Two
1. Somethin' Supernatural
2. When I Was Ready To Listen
3. So Thankful
4. Old Dan Cotton


Personnel:
Chuck Girard - keyboards, vocals
Dan Ferguson - guitar
John Linn - guitar
Larry Myers - guitar, vocals
Al Perkins - guitar
John Talbot - guitar
Reinie Press - bass
Joe Puerta - bass, vocals
Lee Sklar - bass
Klaus Voormann - bass
Gabriel Katona - keyboards
Burleigh Drummond - drums
Jim Gordon - drums
Jim Keltner - drums
Russ Kunkel - drums
Bob Cooper - horns
Cliff Wooley - harmonica
Dennis Correll - vocals
Jay Traux - vocals
Bob Wall - vocals

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Maxine Nightingale - Night Life






















Maxine Nightingale - Night Life
United Artists Records UAS-30105 (1977)


Side One
1. Will You Be My Love
2. You Are Everything
3. Love Hit Me
4. You
5. Get It Up For Love


Side Two
1. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
2. Love Or Let Me Be Lonely
3. I Wonder Who's Waiting Up For You Tonight
4. How Much Love
5. Right Now


Personnel:
Maxine Nightingale - vocals
Larry Carlton - guitar
Jay Graydon - guitar
Lee Ritenour - guitar
Wilton Felder - bass
Anthony Jackson - bass
Michel Colombier - keyboards
Larry Muhoberac - keyboards
Jim Gordon - drums
Ed Greene - drums
Ron Tutt - drums
Milt Holland - percussion
Tom Scott - saxophone
Chuck Findley - trumpet
Gayle Levant - harp
Lew McCreary - trombone
Steve Madaio - trumpet
Ollie Mitchell - trumpet
Jack Redmond - trombone
George Thatcher - trombone
Denny Diante - vocals
Julia Tillman Waters - vocals
Oren Waters - vocals
Maxine Willard Waters - vocals

Tim Buckley - Goodbye And Hello






















Tim Buckley - Goodbye And Hello
Elektra Records EKS-74028 (1967)


Side One
1. No Man Can Find The War
2. Carnival Song
3. Pleasant Street
4. Hallucinations
5. I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain


Side Two
1. Once I Was
2. Phantasmagoria In Two
3. Knight-Errant
4. Goodbye And Hello
5. Morning Glory


Personnel:
Tim Buckley - guitar, vocals
Jim Fielder - bass
Jimmy Bond - bass
Carter Collins - percussion
Eddie Hoh - drums
Brian Hartzler - guitar
John Forsha - guitar
Lee Underwood - guitar
Don Randi - piano
Jerry Yester - piano
Ray Pohlman - guitar
Jim Gordon - drums

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ronnie Spector - Try Some Buy Some (45)






















Ronnie Spector - Try Some, Buy Some (45)
Apple Records 1832 (1971)


Side One
1. Try Some, Buy Some


Side Two
1. Tandoori Chicken


Personnel:
Ronnie Spector - vocals
George Harrison - guitar
Bobby Whitlock - pump organ
Jim Gordon - drums
Klaus Voormann - bass

The Archers - Keep Singin' That Love Song






















The Archers - Keep Singin' That Love Song
Impact Records (1974)


Side One
1. Keep Singin' That Love Song
2. Truth, Peace And Joy
3. He Washed My Sins Away
4. Children
5. Jesus (He Is The Son Of God)


Side Two
1. Thank You, Lord Jesus
2. Little Flowers
3. Soul Down
4. He Loves You
5. There Is A Light


Personnel unknown

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Richochet






















The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Richochet
Liberty Records LRP-3516 (1967)


Side One
1. Shadow Dream Song
2. Ooh Po Pe Do Girl
3. Coney Island Washboard
4. Put A Bar In My Car
5. It's Raining Here In Long Beach
6. I'll Search The Sky


Side Two
1. Truly Right
2. Tide Of Love
3. Happy Fat Annie
4. I'll Never Forget What's Her Name
5. Call Again
6. The Teddy Bear's Picnic


Personnel:
Jeff Hanna - guitar, vocals
Bruce Kunkel - vocals, guitar
Ralph Barr - guitar
Mike Melvoin - harpsichord
Jerry Scheff - bass
Jim Gordon - drums
other personnel unknown...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Revolution!




















Paul Revere & The Raiders - Revolution!
Columbia Records CS-9521 (1967)

Side One
1. Him Or Me-What's It Gonna Be?
2. Reno
3. Upon Your Leaving
4. Mo'Reen
5. Wanting You
6. Gone-Movin' On

Side Two
1. I Had A Dream
2. Tighter
3. Make It With Me
4. Ain't Nobody Who Can Do It Like Leslie Can
5. I Hear A Voice

Personnel:
Terry Melcher - keyboards
Van Dyke Parks - keyboards
Jerry Cole - guitar
Ry Cooder - guitar
Charlie Coe - guitar
Freddy Weller - guitar
Drake Levin - guitar
Hal Blaine - drums
Jim Gordon - drums
Phil Volk - bass

Les Baxter - African Blue





















Les Baxter - African Blue
Crescendo Records GNPS-2047 (1967)

Side One
1. Yellow Sun
2. Flame Tree
3. Zebra
4. Dark River
5. Topaz
6. Tree Of Life

Side Two
1. Girl From Uganda
2. Magenta Mountain
3. Johannesburg Blues
4. Jalaba
5. Azure Sands
6. Kalahari

Personnel:
Ray Pohlman - bass
Chuck Berghofer - bass
Carol Kaye - bass
Jim Gordon - drums
Milt Holland - drums
Paulinho Magalhaes - drums
Mike Pacheco - congas
King Errison - congas
Frank Guerrero - drums
David Duke - french horn
Harry Klee - flute
Plas Johnson - flute
David Cohen - guitar
Al Hendrickson - guitar
Larry Bunker - mallets
Clare Fischer - piano, organ

Future - Down That Country Road





















Future - Down That Country Road
Shamley Records SS703 (1969)

1. Raggedy Jack
2. Love Is All You've Got
3. Bittersweet
4. Grabbers And Takers
5. Silver Chalice
6. Down That Country Road
7. Girls Around The World
8. Away With Women
9. Thank You Father, Thank You Mother
10. And Have Not Charity

Personnel:
Jim Bunnell - vocals
Jim Burdine - vocals
Jim Odom - vocals
James Burton - guitar
Jim Gordon - drums
Mac Rebennack - piano
Red Rhodes - pedal steel guitar
Other Personnel Unknown...

Michael McGinnis - Hobo's Holiday





















Michael McGinnis - Hobo's Holiday
Chelsea Records CHL-503 (1974)

1. Memphis
2. I Can't Get It On
3. High Ridge Riders
4. Love You In Slow Motion
5. Hobo's Holiday
6. You Drive Me Crazy
7. Happy Time
8. Cajun Lady
9. Our Love Has Turned To Sand
10. Doodle-E-Doo-Doo

Personnel:
Michael McGinnis - guitar, vocals
Jim Gordon - drums
Hal Blaine - drums
Max Bennett - bass
Jim Hughart - bass
Dean Parks - guitar
Ben Benay - guitar
Richard Bennett - guitar
Michael Omartian - keyboards
Tom Hensley - keyboards
Gary Coleman - percussion
Tom Scott - saxophone
Daniel Moore - vocals
Clydie King - vocals
Carolyn Willis - vocals
Denise Williams - vocals
Lani Groves - vocals

Friday, October 7, 2011

Maffitt/Davies - The Rise And Fall Of Honesty





















Maffitt/Davies - The Rise And Fall Of Honesty
Capitol Records ST-2999 (1968)


Side One
1. Just Like A Woman
2. Landscape Grown Cold
3. Big Time Man
4. Kingswood Manor
5. Time Of Towns


Side Two
1. Forest Lawn
2. Tom Thumb's Blues
3. City Sidewalks
4. You'll Never Know
5. Lungi Del Caro Beni


Personnel:
Clark Maffitt - guitar, vocals
Brian Davies - guitar, vocals
Michael Lang - piano
Jimmy Bond - bass
Joe Osborn - bass
Jim Gordon - drums
Milt Holland - tabla

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Al Wilson - Searching For The Dolphins





















Al Wilson - Searching For The Dolphins
Soul City Records SCS-92006 (1968)


Side One
1. The Dolphins
2. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
3. I Stand Accused
4. Summer Rain
5. Do What You Got To Do


Side Two
1. The Snake
2. Who Could Be Lovin' You (Other Than Me)
3. Poor Side Of Town
4. Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)
5. This Guy's In Love With You
6. Brother, Where Are You


Personnel:
Al Wilson - vocals
Jim Gordon - drums, percussion
Hal Blaine - drums, percussion
Joe Osborn - bass
Larry Knechtel - keyboards
James Burton - guitar
Jim Horn - flute

Monday, September 5, 2011

Peggy Lipton - Peggy Lipton





















Peggy Lipton - Peggy Lipton
Ode Records Z12-44006 (1968)


Side One
1. Let Me Pass By
2. Natural Woman
3. Memories Of A Golden Weekend
4. San Francisco Glide
5. Stoney End
6. Who Needs It


Side Two
1. Hands Off The Man (Flim Flam Man)
2. It Might As Well Rain Until September
3. Wasn't It You?
4. Lady Of The Lake
5. Honey Won't Let Me


Personnel:
Peggy Lipton - vocals
Hal Blaine - drums
Joe Osborn - bass
Larry Knechtel - keyboards, bass
Mike Deasy - guitar
Gary Coleman - percussion
Lou Morell - gutiar
Charlie Larkey - bass
Jim Gordon - drums
Jim Horn - horns
The Blossoms - background vocals

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Theo Bikel - A New Day





















Theo Bikel - A New Day
Reprise Records 6348 (1969)


Side One
1. Urge For Goin'
2. Jennier Juniper
3. Lady Jane
4. I Love My Dog
5. For No One
6. Amsterdam


Side Two
1. Piggies
2. Mother Nature's Son
3. The Great Mandala (The Wheel Of Life)
4. The Lady Is Waiting
5. I Hear The Laughter


Personnel:
Theodore Bikel - vocals
Jim Gordon - drums
Larry Knechtel - bass, keyboards
Louie Shelton - guitar
Eric Weissberg - banjo
Sid Sharp - strings
Donnie Gallucci
Joey Newman
Paul Beaver - synthesizer