Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Six Million Dollar Man





















Richard "Groove" Holmes - Six Million Dollar Man
Flying Dutchman Records BDL-1-1146 (1975)

1. Disc-O-Mite
2. Salsa De Alma
3. Once Is Not Enough
4. Dumpy Mama
5. Six Million Dollar Man
6. Double Scale
7. 125th St. And 7th Ave.
8. Mama's Groove

Personnel:
Richard "Groove" Holmes - organ
Oscar Brashear - trumpet
Bobby Bryant - trumpet
Chuck Findley - trumpet
Garnett Brown - trombone
Maurice Spears - trombone
Lloyd Ulyate - trombone
Tom Scott - tenor saxophone
Jerome Richardson - saxophone
Bud Shank - saxophone
Gene Cipriano - saxophone
Jack Nimitz - saxophone
David T. Walker - guitar
Mike Wofford - piano
Larry Bunker - percussion
Malito Correa - percussion
Jim Gordon - drums
Shelly Manne - drums
Chuck Domanico - bass
Chuck Rainey - bass

Bob Ray - Initiation Of A Mystic





















Bob Ray - Initiation Of A Mystic
Liberty Records (1968)

1. (Girl With The) Cameo Ring
2. Live Today
3. City Of Toys
4. Green Green (Big Big River)
5. Smog Song
6. Resurrection 
7. Money Tree
8. Personal Movie
9. Woman Of The Highlands
10. Right Relations
11. Islands (Poem)

Personnel:
Bob Ray - vocals, bass
Hal Blaine - drums
Jim Gordon - drums
Jim Horn - flute, saxophone
Larry Knechtel - bass, keyboards
Joe Osborn - bass

John Sebastian - Tarzana Kid




















John Sebastian - Tarzana Kid
Reprise Records MS-2187 (1974)

1. Sitting In Limbo
2. Friends Again
3. Dixie Chicken
4. Sportin' Life
5. Face Of Appalachia
6. Wildwood Flower
7. Wild About My Lovin'
8. Singing The Blues
9. Stories We Could Tell
10. Harpoon

Personnel:
John Sebastian - guitar, banjo, marimba, dulcimer, vocals, autoharp, harmonica
Milt Holland - percussion
Jim Gordon - drums
Kelly Shanahan - drums
Russell Dashiell - guitar
Amos Garrett - guitar
Jerry McKuen - guitar
Ron Koss - guitar
Lowell George - guitar, vocals
Buddy Emmons - pedal steel guitar
Ry Cooder - guitar, mandolin
David Lindley - violin
David Grisman - mandolin
Kenny Altman - bass
Richie Olson - clarinet
Bobbye Hall - congas
The Pointer Sisters - vocals
Emmylou Harris - vocals
Phil Everly - vocals

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Richard Carpenter - Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor





















Richard Carpenter - Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor
A&M Records 540703 (1998)


1. Prelude
2. Yesterday Once More
3. Medley: Sing / Goodbye To Love / Eve / Rainy Days & Mondays / Look To Your Dreams / Superstar / Someday
4. I Need To Be In Love
5. Sandy
6. Time
7. For All We Know
8. One Love
9. Bless The Beasts And Children
10. Flat Baroque
11. All Those Years Ago
12. Top Of The World
13. We've Only Just Begun
14. Karen's Theme


Personnel:
Richard Carpenter - keyboards, vocals
Jim Kanter - clarinet
Earle Dumler - oboe, english horn
Joe Osborn - bass
Harvey Mason - drums
Tim May - guitar, banjo
Tommy Morgan - harmonica
The O.K. Chorale - vocals
Sheridon Stokes - recorder, flute
Tony Peluso - guitar
Jim Gordon - drums
Karen Carpenter - vocals, drums
Paul Liem - drums
John Phillips - tenor saxophone
Jeffrey Vanston - synthesizer
Norm Herzberg - bassoon

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Everly Brothers - Roots





















The Everly Brothers - Roots
Warner Bros. WS-1752 (1968)


1. The Introduction: The Everly Family (1952)
2. Mama Tried
3. Less Of Me
4. Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas)
5. I Wonder If I Care As Much
6. Ventura Boulevard
7. Shady Grove
8. Illinois
9. Living Too Close To The Ground
10. You Done Me Wrong
11. Turn Around
12. Sing Me Back Home
13. Montage: Everly Family (1952)/Shady Grove/Kentucky


Personnel:
Don Everly - guitar, vocals
Phil Everly - guitar, vocals
James Burton - guitar, dobro
Ron Elliott - guitar
Louis Morell - guitar
Terry Slater - bass
Bob West - bass
Jim Gordon - drums
Tommy Morgan - harmonica
Van Dyke Parks - keyboards
John Bambridge - brass
Hal Blaine - drums
Tony Terran - trumpet
Bobby Bruce - fiddle
David Cohen - guitar
Joe Osborn - bass
Larry Knechtel - keyboards
Earl Palmer - drums
Sam McCue - guitar
Buddy Emmons - pedal steel guitar
Ray Pohlman - bass
Randy Newman - piano
Justin DiTullio - cello
Emmet Sargeant - cello
Allan Harshman - viola
Robert Ostrowsky - viola
Herman Clebanoff - violin
James Getzoff - violin
Anatol Kaminsky - violin
Nathan Kaproff - violin
Alex Murray - violin
Erno Neufeld - violin
Ambrose Russo - violin
Dorothy Wade - violin

The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers Sing





















The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers Sing
Warner Bros. WS-1708 (1967)


Side One
1. Bowling Green
2. A Voice Within
3. I Don't Want To Love You
4. It's All Over
5. Deliver Me
6. Talking To The Flower


Side Two
1. Mary Jane
2. I'm Finding It Rough
3. Do You
4. Somebody Help Me
5. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
6. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy


Personnel:
Don Everly - guitar, vocals
Phil Everly - guitar, vocals
Jay Lacey - guitar
Jack Sargeant - drums, percussion
Terry Slater - bass
Al Casey - guitar
Glen Hardin - keyboards
Glen Campbell - guitar
JJ Cale - guitar
Don Randi - keyboards
Don Lanier - guitar
Gary Coleman - percussion
Jim Gordon - drums
Larry Knechtel - keyboards
Mike Melvoin - keyboards
James Burton - guitar
Louis Morell - guitar
Hal Blaine - drums
Donald Bagley - bass
Chuck Berghofer - bass
Jules Jacob - reeds
Jay Migliori - reeds
Jim Horn - reeds
Bernard Fleischer - reeds
Lew McCreary - trombone
Ollie Mitchell - trumpet
Carol Kaye - bass
Frank Capp - percussion
Jack Kelso - saxophone
Sidney Miller - reeds
Victor Feldman - percussion
Lincoln Mayorga - percussion
David Duke - french horn
Gene Cipriano - reeds
Norman Bennon - reeds
Norman Jeffries - percussion
Champ Webb - reeds
Billy Strange - guitar

The Everly Brothers - The Hit Sound Of The Everly Brothers






















The Everly Brothers - The Hit Sound Of The Everly Brothers
Warner Bros. WS-1676 (1967)


Side One
1. Blueberry Hill
2. I'm Movin' On
3. Devil's Child
4. Trains And Boats And Planes
5. Sea Of Heartbreak
6. Oh, Boy!


Side Two
1. (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
2. Let's Go Get Stoned
3. Sticks And Stones
4. The House Of The Rising Sun
5. She Never Smiles Anymore
6. Good Golly Miss Molly


Personnel:
Don Everly - guitar, vocals
Phil Everly - guitar, vocals
Glen Campbell - guitar
JJ Cale - guitar
Don Randi - keyboards
Ray Pohlman - bass
Gary Coleman - percussion
Jim Gordon - drums
Larry Knechtel - keyboards
Myron Sandler - viola
Gary Nuttycombe - viola
Emil Briano - violin
John DeVoogt - violin
Jack Schulman - violin
Darrel Terwilliger - violin
John Vidor - violin
Al Casey - guitar
Ken Watson - percussion
John Gallie - keyboards
Mike Melvoin - keyboards
Hoyt Bohanon - trombone
Dick Hyde - trombone
Thomas Sheoard - trombone
Irving Weinper - viola
Frank Green - violin
Walter Wiemeyer - violin
James Burton - guitar
Don Lanier - guitar
Louis Morell - guitar
Hal Blaine - drums
Don Bagley - bass
Chuck Berghofer - bass
Terry Slater - bass

The Everly Brothers - Two Yanks In England





















The Everly Brothers - Two Yanks In England
Warner Bros. WS-1646 (1966)


Side One
1. Somebody Help Me
2. So Lonely
3. Kiss Your Man Goodbye
4. Signs That Will Never Change
5. Like Everytime Before
6. Pretty Flamingo


Side Two
1. I've Been Wrong Before
2. Have You Ever Loved Somebody
3. The Collector
4. Don't Run And Hide
5. Fifi The Flea
6. Hard Hard Year


Personnel:
Don Everly - guitar, vocals
Phil Everly - guitar, vocals
James Burton - guitar
Sonny Curtis - guitar
Terry Slater - bass
Jimmy Page - guitar
Jim Gordon - drums
Don Randi - keyboards
Larry Knechtel - keyboards
John Paul Jones - bass
Andy White - drums
Arthur Greenslade - keyboards
Glen Campbell - guitar
Al Casey - guitar
Jay Lacy - guitar
Don Lanier - guitar
Leslie Milton - drums
Bud Coleman - guitar
Billy Liebert - organ

The Everly Brothers - In Our Image




















The Everly Brothers - In Our Image
Warner Bros. Records W-1620 (1966)


Side One
1. Leave My Girl Alone
2. (Why Am I) Chained To A Memory
3. I'll Never Get Over You
4. The Doll House Is Empty
5. Glitter And Gold
6. (You Got) The Power Of Love


Side Two
1. The Price Of Love
2. It's All Over
3. I Used To Love You
4. Lovey Kravezit
5. June Is As Cold As December
6. It Only Costs A Dime


Personnel:
Don Everly - guitar, vocals
Phil Everly - guitar, vocals
James Burton - guitar
Sonny Curtis - guitar
Glen Campbell - guitar
Al Casey - guitar
Don Lanier - guitar
Ken Bloom - guitar
Bill Pitman - guitar
Dale Hallcorn - bass
Jerry Allison - drums
Jim Gordon - drums
Hal Blaine - drums
Don Randi - harpsichord
Larry Knechtel - keyboards
Don Bagley - bass
Lyle Ritz - bass
Gene Estes - percussion
Don Abney - keyboards

The Everly Brothers - Gone Gone Gone





















The Everly Brothers - Gone Gone Gone
Warner Bros. Records W-1585 (1964)


Side One
1. Donna, Donna
2. Lonely Island
3. The Facts Of Life
4. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
5. Love Is All I Need
6. Torture


Side Two
1. The Drop Out
2. Radio And TV
3. Honolulu
4. It's Been A Long Dry Spell
5. The Ferris Wheel
6. Gone, Gone, Gone


Personnel:
Don Everly - guitar, vocals
Phil Everly - guitar, vocals
Glen Campbell - guitar
Billy Strange - guitar
Sonny Curtis - guitar
Ray Pohlman - bass
Hal Blaine - drums
Jerry Allison - drums
Leon Russell - keyboards
Harold Diner - trombone
Kenny Shroyer - trombone
John Audino - trumpet
Tony Terran - trumpet
James Burton - guitar
Bobby Gibbons - guitar
Don Peake - guitar
Lyle Ritz - bass
Ritchie Frost - drums
Jim W. Gordon - saxophone, keyboards
Marshall Cram - trombone
Tom Sheppard - trombone
Ollie Mitchell - trumpet
Tommy Allsup - guitar
Jim Gordon - drums
Harky Hall - drums
Ray Johnson - piano

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Partridge Family - Come On Get Happy!: The Very Best of The Partridge Family





















The Partridge Family - Come On Get Happy!: The Very Best Of The Partridge Family
Arista Records 68199 (2005)


1. Come On Get Happy
2. I Think I Love You
3. I Woke Up In Love This Morning
4. Baby I Love, Love, I Love You
5. Point Me In The Direction Of Albuquerque
6. I Can Feel Your Heartbeat
7. Echo Valley 2-6809
8. Sunshine
9. I'll Meet You Halfway
10. Stephanie
11. I'll Meet You Halfway
12. Together (Havin' A Ball)
13. Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
14. Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
15. It's One Of Those Nights (Yes Love)
16. Roller Coaster
17. Together We're Better


Personnel:
David Cassidy - vocals
Shirley Jones - vocals
Dean Parks - guitar
Dennis Budimir - guitar
Don Peake - guitar
Al Casey - guitar
Brendan Cahill - guitar
Larry Carlton - guitar
Louie Shelton - guitar
Mike Anthony - guitar
Richard Bennett - guitar
Tommy Tedesco - guitar
Ben Benay - guitar
Bob Hardaway - saxophone
Jackie Kelso - saxophone
Bill Perkins - saxophone
George Bohanon - trombone
Lew McCreary - trombone
Tom Bahler - vocals, horn
Chuck Findley - trumpet
Larry Knechtel - piano
Mike Melvoin - piano
Lincoln Mayorga - keyboards
Michael Omartian - keyboards
Larry Muhoberac - keyboards
Hal Blaine - drums
Jim Gordon - drums
Joe Porcaro - percussion
Gary Coleman - percussion
Jackie Ward - vocals
Stan Ferber - vocals
John Bahler - vocals
Ron Hicklin - vocals

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Nancy Sinatra - Boots





















Nancy Sinatra - Boots
Reprise Records RS-6202 (1966)


Side One
1. As Tears Go By
2. Day Tripper
3. I Move Around
4. It Ain't Me Babe
5. These Boots Are Made For Walkin'


Side Two
1. In My Room
2. Lies
3. So Long, Babe
4. Flowers On The Wall
5. If He'd Love Me
6. Run For Your Life


Personnel:
Nancy Sinatra - vocals
Billy Strange - guitar
William Miller
Don Lanier
Al Casey - guitar
Lou Morell - guitar
Jerry Cole - guitar
Bill Pitman - guitar
Don Randi - keyboards
Richard Perissi - french horn
Ollie Mitchell - trumpet
Plas Johnson - saxophone
Nick Bonney
Don Frost
Chuck Berghofer - bass
Eddie Brackett 
Emil Richards - percussion
Roy Caton - trumpet
Jim Gordon - drums

The Crickets - Rockin' 50's Rock 'n' Roll





















The Crickets - Rockin' 50's Rock 'n' Roll
Barnaby Records Z-30268 (1971)


Side One
1. Rockin' 50's Rock 'n' Roll
2. That'll Be The Day
3. True Love Ways
4. Well All Right
5. Peggy Sue


Side Two
1. Oh Boy
2. Raining In My Heart
3. It's So Easy
4. Everyday/Think It Over/Maybe Baby


Personnel:
Jerry Allison - drums, vocals
Joe Mauldin - bass
Sonny Curtis - guitar, vocals
Eric Clapton - guitar
Delaney Bramlett - guitar, vocals
Jim Gordon - drums
Carl Radle - bass
Bobby Whitlock - organ
Leon Russell - piano
Jim Price - trumpet
Bobby Keys - saxophone

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Beach Boys - 20/20





















The Beach Boys - 20/20
Capitol Records SKAO-133 (1969)


Side One
1. Do It Again
2. I Can Hear Music
3. Bluebirds Over The Mountains
4. Be With Me
5. All I Want To Do
6. The Nearest Faraway Place


Side Two
1. Cotton Fields
2. I Went To Sleep
3. Time To Get Alone
4. Never Learn Not To Love
5. Our Prayer
6. Cabinessence


Personnel:
Brian Wilson - vocals
Carl Wilson - vocals, guitar
Mike Love - vocals
Al Jardine - vocals
Bruce Johnston - vocals
Dennis Wilson - vocals
Jimmy Bond - bass
James Burton - guitar
Jesse Ehrlich - cello
Carl Fontina - accordion
Jim Gordon - drums, percussion
Armand Kaproff - cello
Carol Kaye - bass
Jay Migliori - saxophone
Ollie Mitchell - trumpet
Tommy Morgan - harmonica
Van Dyke Parks - harmonium
Bill Pitman - guitar
Lyle Ritz - bass
Tommy Tedesco - guitar
Ed Carter - guitar

Barbara Keith - Barbara Keith





















Barbara Keith - Barbara Keith
Reprise Records MS-2087 (1972)


Side One
1. All Along The Watchtower
2. Rolling Water
3. The Bramble And The Rose
4. Burn The Midnight Oil No More
5. Free The People


Side Two
1. Detroit Or Buffalo
2. The Road I Took To You
3. Shining All Along
4. Rainy Nights Are All The Same
5. A Stone's Throw Away


Personnel:
Barbara Keith - vocals, guitar, piano
Leland Sklar - bass
Emory Gordy - bass
Max Bennett - bass
Jim Keltner - drums
Russ Kunkel - drums
Dennis St. John - drums
Ron Tutt - drums
Jim Gordon - drums
John Brennan - guitar
David Cohen - guitar
Tony Peluso - guitar
Danny Kortchmar - guitar
Lowell George - guitar
Richard Bennett - pedal steel guitar
Sneaky Pete Kleinow - pedal steel guitar
Craig Doerge - piano
Spooner Oldham - piano
Clarence MacDonald - piano
Mike Utley - organ
Milt Holland - percussion

Renee Armand - I Can't See You Anymore (single)





















Renee Armand - I Can't See You Anymore (single)
A&M Records K-5386 (1973)


Side One
1. I Can't See You Anymore


Side Two
1. Dirt Sisters


Personnel:
Renee Armand
Jim Gordon
other personnel unknown

Renee Armand - California Lady (single)





















Renee Armand - California Lady (single)
A&M Records 1424 (1973)


Side One
1. California Lady (stereo mix)


Side Two
1. California Lady (mono mix)


Personnel:
Renee Armand 
Jim Gordon
other personnel unknown

Mike Post - Railhead Overture






















Mike Post - Railhead Overture
MGM Records 5005 (1975)

1. Railhead Overture
2. Manhattan Spiritual
3. Georgia On My Mind
4. Wouldn't It Be Nice
5. Pictures At An Exhibition
6. The Rockford Files
7. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
8. Blade
9. Lay Back Lafayette
10. Viking

Personnel:
Mike Post - keyboards
Arthur Maebe - horn
Mike Melvoin - piano
Tommy Morgan - harmonica
Barrett O'Hara - trombone
Herb Pedersen - banjo
Bill Peterson - trumpet
George Roberts - trombone
Ray Triscari - trumpet
Vincent DeRosa - horn
Chuck Findley - trumpet
Paul Hubinon - trumpet
Marty Tryon - bass
Joe Howard - trombone
Lyle Ritz - bass
Jim Gordon - drums
Steve Geyer - guitar
Gary Coleman - percussion
David Duke - french horn
Dan Ferguson - guitar
Jerry Hyman - trombone

Burton Cummings - Burton Cummings




















Burton Cummings - Burton Cummings 
Portrait Records PR-34261 (1976)


Side One
1. I'm Scared
2. Your Back Yard
3. Nothing Rhymed
4. That's Enough
5. Is It Really Right


Side Two
1. Stand Tall
2. Niki Hokey
3. Sugartime Flashback Joys
4. Burch Magic
5. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet


Personnel:
Burton Cummings - vocals, harmonica, keyboards
Randy Strom - guitar
Auburn Burrell - guitar
Greg Poree - guitar
Jim Horn - saxophone
Jim Phillips - keyboards
Ian Gardiner - bass
Jim Keltner - drums
Jim Gordon - drums
Bobbye Hall - percussion
Clydie King - vocals
Venetta Fields - vocals
Shirley Matthews - vocals
Maxine Willard - vocals
Julia Tillman - vocals

Albert Hammond - Albert Hammond





















Albert Hammond - Albert Hammond
Mums Records KZ-32834 (1974)


Side One
1. Half A Million Miles From Home
2. I Don't Wanna Die In An Air Disaster
3. Dime Queen Of Nevada
4. New York City Here I Come
5. The Girl They Call The Cool Breeze


Side Two
1. I'm A Train
2. Names, Tags, Numbers & Labels
3. Fountain Avenue
4. We're Running Out
5. Candle Light, Sweet Candle Light
6. Mary Hot Lips Arizona


Personnel:
Albert Hammond - guitar, vocals
Tommy Tedesco - banjo
Joe Osborn - bass
Armando Peraza - bongos
Hal Blaine - drums
Jim Gordon - drums
Jay Lewis - guitar
Larry Carlton - guitar
Neal Schon - guitar
Jack Schroer - horns
Jim Hobson - keyboards
Larry Knechtel - piano
Michael Omartian - piano
Andy Narell - steel drums
Sid Sharp - strings
Bernie Krause - Moog synthesizer
Victor Feldman - vibraphone
Edwin Hawkins Singers - vocals