Aretha Franklin – Young, Gifted and Black

“Oh Me Oh My (I’m a Fool for You Baby)” (Jim Doris) – 3:42
“Day Dreaming” (Franklin) – 4:00
“Rock Steady” (Franklin) – 3:15
“Young, Gifted and Black” (Weldon Irvine, Nina Simone) – 3:34
“All the King’s Horses” (Franklin) – 3:56
“A Brand New Me” (Theresa Bell, Jerry Butler, Kenny Gamble) – 4:26
“April Fools” (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 3:29
“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” (Jerry Butler, Otis Redding) – 3:36
“First Snow in Kokomo” (Franklin) – 4:04
“The Long and Winding Road” (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:38
“Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)” (Thom Bell, William Hart) – 3:42
“Border Song (Holy Moses)” (Bernie Taupin, Elton John) – 3:22

Personnel:
Dr. John – Percussion (Track 3)
Aretha Franklin – Acoustic Piano (Tracks 1-4, 6, 8-12), Celesta (5), Electric piano (7), Lead Vocals (All Tracks)
Donny Hathaway – Organ (Tracks 1, 3, 5-6, 8-9), Electric piano (2)
Billy Preston – Organ (Tracks 4, 10, 12)
Sammy Turner – Background Vocals (Track 12)
Hubert Laws – Flute (Tracks 2, 7, 11)
Chuck Rainey – Bass (Tracks 2-5, 7, 9-12)
J.R. Bailey – Background Vocals (Track 12)
Carolyn Franklin – Background Vocals (Tracks 2-3, 5, 8-10)
Erma Franklin – Background Vocals (Tracks 2-3, 5, 8-10)
The Memphis Horns – Horn Section (Tracks 3, 8)
The Sweet Inspirations – Background Vocals (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 12)
Jack Adams – Additional Recording Engineer
Howard Albert – Recording Engineer
Ron Albert – Recording Engineer
Don Arnone – Acoustic Guitar (Track 2)
Margaret Branch – Background Vocals (Tracks 2-3, 5, 7-11)
Ann S. Clark – Background Vocals (Tracks 2-3, 5, 7-9, 11)
Cornell Dupree – Guitar (Tracks 2-5, 7-12)
Jimmy Douglass – Additional Recording Engineer
Tom Dowd – Horn Arranger (Tracks 3, 8), Producer (2-5, 7-12)
Chuck Kirkpatrick – Recording Engineer
Eric Gale – Bass (Tracks 1, 6)
Lewis Hahn – Additional Recording Engineer
Dan Hersch – Remastering
Bill Inglot – Remastering
Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns – Trumpet (Tracks 3, 8)
Andrew Love of the Memphis Horns – Tenor saxophone (Tracks 3, 8)
Ray Lucas – Drums (Tracks 4, 10, 12)
Arif Mardin – Arranger, Producer, Remixing (All Tracks)
Michael Mazzarella – Research
Hugh McCracken – Guitar (Tracks 1, 6)
Gene Orloff – Concert Master
Gene Paul – Recording Engineer
Gary Peterson – Research
Robert Popwell – Bass (Track 8), Percussion (3)
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie – Drums (Tracks 2-3, 5, 7-8, 11)
Neal Rosengarden – Trumpet (Track 9), Vibraphone (5)
Pat Smith – Background Vocals (Tracks 2-3, 5, 7-9, 11)
Jerry Wexler – Producer (All Tracks)
Ronald Bright – Background Vocals (Track 12)
Don Cassale – Additional Recording Engineer
Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums (Tracks 1, 6)
David Nathan – Liner Notes
Geoff Gans – Reissue Art Director
Patrick Milligan – Research
Stanislaw Zagorski – Cover Design

Al Kooper – Naked Songs

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(Be Yourself) Be Real – 3:26
As the Years Go Passing By (Don Robey) – 6:03
Jolie – 3:48
Blind Baby – 3:07
Been and Gone (Annette Peacock) – 2:35
Sam Stone (John Prine) – 4:41
Peacock Lady – 3:22
Touch the Hem of His Garment (Sam Cooke) – 4:04
Where Were You When I Needed You (Irwin Levine, Kooper) – 3:12
Unrequited – 2:52

Personnel:
Al Kooper: piano, organ, guitars, ARP synthesizer, harpsichord, electric bass
John Paul Fetta: electric bass (tracks 1-2, 4-5, 9)
Junior Hanley: drums (tracks 1-2, 4-5, 9)
Charlie Brown: guitar (tracks 2, 4)
Paul Goddard: bass (tracks 3, 6)
Barry Bailey: guitar (tracks 3, 6)
J. R. Cobb: guitar (tracks 3, 6)
Robert Nix (drummer): drums (tracks 3, 6)
Richard Greene: fiddle (track 4)
Dean Daughtry: piano (track 6)
Stuart Scharf: guitar (track 7)
Maruga Booker: percussion (track 7)
Female background vocals: Linda November, Maeretha Stewart, Tasha Thomas, Eileen Gilbert, Patti Austin, Albertine Robinson
Male background vocals: Michael Gately, Robert John
Jimmy Wisner: string arrangements (tracks 7, 9, 10)

Stanley Turrentine – Cherry

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“Speedball” (Lee Morgan) – 6:39
“I Remember You” (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) – 5:10
“The Revs” (Milt Jackson) – 7:46
“Sister Sanctified” (Weldon Irvine) – 6:04
“Cherry” (Ray Gilbert, Don Redman) – 5:10
“Introspective” (Irvine) – 7:00

Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
Milt Jackson – vibraphone
Bob James – piano, electric piano, arranger
Cornell Dupree – guitar
Ron Carter – bass
Billy Cobham – drums
Weldon Irvine Jr. – arranger #6

Sammy Davis Jr – Now

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“The Candy Man” – 3:10 (covered from the film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory)
“This is My Life” – 3:23
“I am Over 25 – But You Can Trust Me” – 3:24
“Have a Little Talk with Myself” – 3:26
“Willoughby Grove” – 3:58
“Take My Hand” – 4:20
“I’ll Begin Again” – 2:35 (from the film Scrooge)
“I Want to Be Happy” – 2:45
“MacArthur Park” – 7:30
“Time to Ride” – 2:28
“John Shaft” – 3:49

McCoy Tyner – Sahara

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Ebony Queen – 8:58
A Prayer For My Family – 4:45
Valley Of Life – 5:17
Rebirth – 5:19
Sahara – 23:28

Personnel:
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Sonny Fortune
Bass – Calvin Hill
Design – Ron Warwell
Drums, Trumpet – Alphonze Mouzon
Engineer – Elvin Campbell
Flute – McCoy Tyner, Sonny Fortune
Mastered By – Ray Hagerty
Percussion – Alphonze Mouzon, Calvin Hill, McCoy Tyner
Photography By [Cover & Liner Photographs] – Clarence Eastmond
Piano, Koto, Composed By – McCoy Tyner
Producer – Orrin Keepnews
Reeds – Alphonze Mouzon, Calvin Hill

Discogs Link

Buddy Rich – Stick It

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Space Shuttle – 4:19
Richard Centalonza – 4:48
Best Coast – 3:58
Wave – 4:15
Something – 3:25
Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey – 8:03
Sassy Strut – 6:06
Bein’ Green – 2:58

Personnel:
Drums – Buddy Rich
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Brian A. Grivna, Joe Romano
Baritone Saxophone – Richard Centalonza
Bass – Joel Di Bartolo
Guitar – Walt Namuth
Piano – George McFetridge
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Pat LaBarbera
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Don Englert
Trombone – Alan Kaplan, Eric Culver
Trombone [Bass] – William Reichenbach
Trumpet – Greg Hopkins, John DeFlon, Lin Biviano, Wayne Naus

Arranged By – John LaBarbera
Producer – Pete Spargo
Engineer [Recording] – Jim Crotty
Art Direction – Acy R. Lehman
Photography By – Nick Sangiamo
Liner Notes – Elliot Horne

Label – Cat #:
RCA Victor ‎– LSP-4802

Discogs Link

Al Green – Call Me

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Call Me (Come Back Home)” (Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr., Willie Mitchell) – 3:03
“Have You Been Making Out O.K.” – 3:42
“Stand Up” – 3:25
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” (Hank Williams) – 3:10
“Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun” – 3:09

“Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” (Green, Teenie Hodges) – 4:14
“Funny How Time Slips Away” (Willie Nelson) – 5:33
“You Ought to Be with Me” (Green, Jackson Jr., Mitchell) – 3:15
“Jesus Is Waiting” – 5:36

Al Green – Vocals, Producer
Willie Mitchell – Producer, Engineer
Charles Chalmers – Background Vocals, Horn Arrangements
Margaret Goldfarb – Assistant Producer
Howard Grimes – Drums
Jack Hale – Trombone
Charles Hodges – Organ, Piano
Leroy Hodges – Bass
Mabon “Teenie” Hodges – Guitar
Wayne Jackson – Trumpet
Kathy Kinslow – Assistant Producer
Charles Levan – Assistant Producer
Ed Logan – Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Love – Tenor Saxophone
The Memphis Strings – Strings
James Mitchell – Baritone Saxophone, Horn Arrangements
Bud O’Shea – Executive Producer
Eli Okun – Executive Producer
Cheryl Pawelski – Assistant Producer
Donna Rhodes – Background Vocals
Sandra Rhodes – Background Vocals
Archie Turner – Piano
Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums
Robert Gordon – Liner Notes

Rod Stewart – Never a Dull Moment

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“True Blue” (Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 3:32
“Lost Paraguayos” (Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 3:57
“Mama You Been on My Mind” (Bob Dylan) – 4:29
“Italian Girls” (Stewart, Ronnie Wood) – 4:54

“Angel” (Jimi Hendrix) – 4:04
“Interludings” (Art Wood) – 0:40
“You Wear It Well” (Stewart, Martin Quittenton) – 4:22
“I’d Rather Go Blind” (Billy Foster, Ellington Jordon) –3:53
“Twisting the Night Away” (Sam Cooke) – 3:13

Rod Stewart – vocals, acoustic guitar
Ronnie Wood – electric, acoustic, slide and pedal steel guitars, bass
Ronnie Lane – bass on “True Blue”, “I’d Rather Go Blind” and “Angel”
Micky Waller – drums
Kenney Jones – drums on “True Blue”, “I’d Rather Go Blind” and “Angel”
Ian “Mac” McLagan – organ, piano
Neemoi “Speedy” Aquaye – congas
Pete Sears – piano, bass
Brian – chest piano
Spike Heatley – upright bass
Dick “Tricky Dicky” Powell – violin
Martin Quittenton – acoustic guitar
Gordon Huntley – steel guitar
Lindsay Raymond Jackson – mandolin
Arrangeables on “Twisting the Night Away” by Jimmy Horowitz

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (DELUXE EDITION REMASTERED)

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“The Song Remains the Same” – 5:32
“The Rain Song” – 7:39
“Over the Hills and Far Away” – 4:50
“The Crunge” – 3:17
“Dancing Days” – 3:43
“D’yer Mak’er” – 4:23
“No Quarter” – 7:00
“The Ocean” – 4:31

Deluxe edition bonus record
“The Song Remains The Same” (Guitar Overdub Reference Mix) – 5:29
“The Rain Song” (Mix Minus Piano) – 7:45
“Over the Hills and Far Away” (Guitar Mix Backing Track) – 4:22
“The Crunge” (Rough Mix – Keys Up) – 3:16
“Dancing Days” (Rough Mix with Vocal) – 3:46
“No Quarter” (Rough Mix with JPJ Keyboard Overdubs – No Vocal) – 7:03
“The Ocean” (Working Mix) – 4:26

John Bonham – drums, backing vocals
John Paul Jones – bass guitar, keyboards, synthesizer bass, backing vocals
Jimmy Page – acoustic, electric and pedal steel guitars, theremin on “No Quarter”, production
Robert Plant – lead vocals

Roxy Music – Roxy Music Reissue

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“Re-Make/Re-Model” – 5:14
“Ladytron” – 4:26
“If There Is Something” – 6:34
“Virginia Plain” – 2:58
“2 H.B.” – 4:30
“The Bob (Medley)” – 5:48
“Chance Meeting” – 3:08
“Would You Believe?” – 3:53
“Sea Breezes” – 7:03
“Bitters End” – 2:03

Bryan Ferry – vocals, piano, Hohner Pianet, Mellotron
Brian Eno – VCS3 synthesizer, tape effects, backing vocals
Andy Mackay – oboe, saxophone, backing vocals
Phil Manzanera – electric guitar
Graham Simpson – bass guitar
Paul Thompson – drums
Rik Kenton – bass guitar on “Virginia Plain”

Roxy Music website

Herbie Hancock – Sextant

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Rain Dance – 9:15
Hidden Shadows – 10:15
Hornets – 19:35

MWANDISHI (Herbie Hancock) – Piano, Fender Rhodes, Hohner D6 Clavinet, Mellotron, ARP 2600, ARP Pro Soloist, Moog
MWILE (Bennie Maupin) – Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo, Afuche, Hum-A-Zoo
MGANGA (Dr. Eddie Henderson) – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
PEPO (Julian Priester) – Bass trombone, Tenor trombone, Alto Trombone, Cowbell
MCHEZAJI (Buster Williams) – Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
JABALI (Billy Hart) – Drums
Dr. Patrick Gleeson – ARP 2600, ARP Pro Soloist
Buck Clarke – Percussion

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Herbie Hancock – Crossings

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“Sleeping Giant” (Herbie Hancock) – 24:50
“Quasar” (Bennie Maupin) – 7:27
“Water Torture” (Maupin)– 14:04

Herbie Hancock – Piano, Electric Piano, Mellotron, Percussion
Eddie Henderson – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion
Billy Hart – Drums, Percussion
Julian Priester – Bass, Tenor and Alto Trombone, Percussion
Buster Williams – Electric Bass, Bass, Percussion
Bennie Maupin – Soprano Saxophone, Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo, Percussion
Patrick Gleeson – Moog Synthesizer
Victor Pontoja – Congas
Voices – Candy Love, Sandra Stevens, Della Horne, Victoria Domagalski, Scott Breach

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Freddie Hubbard – Sky Dive

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Track listing:
“Povo” (Hubbard) – 14:46
“In a Mist” (Beiderbecke) – 7:05
“The Godfather (Theme)” (Rota) – 7:23
“Sky Dive” (Hubbard) – 7:37

Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Alan Rubin, Marvin Stamm – trumpet, flugelhorn
Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown – trombone
Paul Faulise – bass trombone
Tony Price – tuba
Hubert Laws – flute, alto flute, bass flute
Phil Bodner – flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, piccolo
George Marge – alto clarinet, bass clarinet
Wally Kane – bass clarinet, piccolo
Romeo Penque – flute, alto flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn
Keith Jarrett – piano, electric piano
George Benson – guitar
Ron Carter – bass
Billy Cobham – drums
Ray Barretto, Airto Moreira – percussion
Don Sebesky – arranger, conductor

Freddie Hubbard website

Miles Davis – On the Corner

1. On the Corner/New York Girl/Thinkin’ One Thing and Doin’ Another/Vote for Miles (00:00)
2. Black Satin (19:59)
3. One and One (25:19)
4. Helen Butte/ Mr. Freedom X (31:28)

Recorded on June 1 (A1), June 6 (B1-B2) and July 7 (A2), 1972.

Producer Teo Macero

Miles Davis – electric trumpet with wah-wah
Dave Liebman – soprano saxophone (A2)
Carlos Garnett – soprano and tenor saxophone (B1, B2)
Chick Corea – electric piano (A1)
Herbie Hancock – electric piano, synthesizer
Harold I. Williams – organ, synthesizer
Lonnie Liston Smith – organ (B2)
David Creamer (A2, B1, B2), John McLaughlin (A1) – electric guitar
Michael Henderson – electric bass with wah wah
Collin Walcott (A1, B1, B2), Khalil Balakrishna (A2) – electric sitar
Bennie Maupin – bass clarinet (B1)
Badal Roy – tabla
Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham, Al Foster – drums
Jabali Billy Hart – drums, bongos
James “Mtume” Foreman, Don Alias – percussion
Paul Buckmaster – cello, arrangements
Robert Honablue – engineer

Guardian review of the Complete On the Corner Sessions:

The most hated album in jazz
Paul Tingen
The Guardian, Thursday 25 October 2007

At the time, everyone loathed Miles Davis’s On the Corner – even the people who played on it. But now, reports Paul Tingen, some of the coolest names in music are proud to name it as a major influence.

“…It was the first hip-hop/house/drum’n’bass/breakbeat album I’d ever heard,” explains American musician and longtime Village Voice writer Greg Tate…”

“…In addition, producer Teo Macero did his wild cut-and-paste thing, which he had pioneered on Miles Davis’s In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew. Here, he went deeper than before into overdubbing and studio effects territory…”

Miles Davis website