Sunday, July 25, 2010

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Daryl Hall & John Oates
RCA APL1-1144 (1975) - US LP
BMG RCA BVCM-37286 (2000) - Japan CD - Reissue with 2 bonus tracks

Side One

1 - Camellia
2 - Sara Smile
3 - Alone Too Long
4 - Out Of Me, Out Of You
5 - Nothing At All

Side Two

6 - Gino (The Manager)
7 - (You Know) It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
8 - Ennui On The Mountain
9 - Grounds For Separation
10 - Soldering

Japan CD bonus tracks

11 - What’s Important To Me (Demo)
12 - Ice (Demo)

Notes: 1) Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits, except for Mike Baird’s and Sandy Allen’s. However, it is a well-known fact that the bass player on track 2 (“Sara Smile”) is Lee. 2) According to web sources, the US CD reissue is inclusive of the same two above-indicated bonus tracks and was released on Buddha 99754. 3) Original album packaging comes in the shape of a silver-laminated cover with a color lyrics/credits/picture insert. Japanese CD reissue comes instead with a two-tone cardboard sleeve in place of the original silver artwork, plus a two-tone lyrics/credits/discography insert with no photograph. 4) Insert in Japanese reissue includes lyrics for both bonus tracks, yet no musician credits are indicated for these. 5) Above picture is of the original US LP release. See below for the Japanese CD reissue cover artwork. 6) Following credits were taken from the US LP release. 7) According to web sources, a 2009 remix of track 6 “Gino (The Manager)” was included in the quadruple anthology “Do What You Want Be What You Are - The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates” released in the US on RCA Legacy 88697 36974 2 (2009).

Daryl Hall - Vocals, Keyboards
John Oates - Vocals, Guitars
Leland Sklar - Bass
Scott Edwards - Bass (as Scotty Edwards)
Jim Gordon - Drums
Ed Greene - Drums
Mike Baird - Drums (9)
Christopher Bond (as Chris Bond) - Guitar, Synthesizer
Clarence McDonald - Keyboards
Gary Coleman - Percussion
Sandy Allen - Background Vocals

Produced and Arranged by Christopher Bond, Daryl Hall, John Oates

Christopher Bond - Arrangements (1, 6, 8, 9), String Arrangements, Horn Arrangements
Daryl Hall - Arrangements (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10), Adaptation (10)
John Oates - Arrangements (2, 3, 4, 5, 7)

Barry Rudolph - Engineer, Remix Engineer
Armin Steiner - Engineer (as Arman Steiner)

Recording Studios:
Larrabee Studios, L.A.
Western Sound Recorders, L.A.

Mixing Studio:
Sound Labs, L.A.

Marge Meoli - A & R Coordination

Pierre LaRoche - Cover Concept, Make-Up
Bill King - Photography

“Thank you Norm Weiser, Mike Berniker, Ken Glancy // And introducing TOMMY MOTTOLA as “Little Gino””.

“Please send all fan mail inquiries to: Daryl Hall and John Oates c/o Chappell Music 810 7th Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019”.

Daryl Hall
John Oates
Sandy Allen
Stanley Beckford (as Beckford)
Alvin Ranglin (as Ranglin)

“Daryl Hall & John Oates” - Japan CD reissue - front cover artwork

“Daryl Hall & John Oates” - US LP - lyrics/picture insert (picture side)

source/pics: my records

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Bigger Than Both Of Us
RCA APL1-1467 (1976) - US LP

Side One

1 - Back Together Again
2 - Rich Girl
3 - Crazy Eyes
4 - Do What You Want, Be What You Are
5 - Kerry

Side Two

6 - London Luck, & Love
7 - Room To Breathe
8 - You’ll Never Learn
9 - Falling

Note: Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits, except for Slugger Blue’s.

Daryl Hall - Vocals, Keyboards, Mandola, Synthesizer
John Oates - Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica
Leland Sklar - Bass
Scott Edwards - Bass (as Scotty Edwards)
Ed Greene - Drums
Jim Gordon - Drums
Christopher Bond (as C. B.) - Lead Guitars, Keyboard, Synthesizer
Thomas Hensley - Piano (as Tom Hensley)
Tom Scott - Saxophone, Flute, Lyricon
Gary Coleman - Percussion
Slugger Blue - G Kicks (8)

Produced by Christopher Bond

Daryl Hall - Arranger (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
John Oates - Arranger (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Christopher Bond - Arranger (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), String Arrangements
Stephen Dees - Co-arranger (with) (5)
Jimmy Getzoff - Concertmaster

John Mills - Engineer
John Arrias - Engineer
Armin Steiner (as Arman Steiner) - Engineer (strings)

Recording Studios:
Cherokee Studios, L.A.
Sound Labs Studios, L.A.

Mixing Studio:
Sound Labs Studios, L.A.

Candy Van Duser - Secretarial Production Assistance
Tommy Mottola - Management and Direction

Daryl Hall - Cover Concept, Design
Gribbitt - Cover Photography
Sam Emerson - Insert Photography
Kathy Hohl - Insert Photography
Ron Barrey - Illustrator

“Crazy Eyes courtesy Nicolita”.

“Fan Club Information: // Don Tommy Enterprises, Inc./105 West 55th Street/New York, N.Y. 10019”.

“Cocktail table designed and manufactured by G. J. Neville // Ceramic sculpture, “Les Belles” courtesy of Steven Karatzas”.

Daryl Hall
John Oates
Sara Allen
Stephen Dees

“Bigger Than Both Of Us” - US LP - lyrics/picture insert (picture side)

source/pics: my records

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Beauty On A Back Street
RCA AFL1-2300 (1977) - US LP

Side One

1 - Don’t Change*
2 - Why Do Lovers Break Each Other’s Heart?*
3 - You Must Be Good For Something*
4 - The Emptyness*

5 - Love Hurts (Love Heals)

Side Two

6 - Bigger Than Both Of Us*
7 - Bad Habits And Infections*
8 - Winged Bull*
9 - The Girl Who Used To Be*

Daryl Hall - Vocals, Keyboards, Polymoog, Mandolins
John Oates - Vocals, Rhythm Guitars, Mando Guitar, Electric Piano, Dulcimer
Lee Sklar - Bass Guitar (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9)*
Scott Edwards - Bass Guitar (as Scotty Edwards)
James Hughart (as Jimmy Hughart) - 2nd Bass Guitar (4)
Jeff Porcaro - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), Electronic Drums
Christopher Bond - Lead 6 & 12 String Guitars, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Electronic Tonalities, Background Vocals
Tom Scott - Tenor Sax
Gary Coleman - Percussion, Special Effects
Tommy Mottola - Background Vocals

Produced by Christopher Bond

Christopher Bond - Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), Middle Section Arrangement (8), String Arrangements, String Conduction
Daryl Hall - Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
John Oates - Arrangements (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

John Mills - Recording Engineer
Linda Tyler - Assistant Engineer
Armin Steiner - Recording Engineer (strings)

Recording Studio:
Sound Labs Inc.

Mixing Studio:
Sound Labs Inc.

Remixing Studio:
The Hit Factory

Candy Van Duser - Secretarial Production Assistant
Management and Direction - Tommy Mottola

John Bean - Photography
Dick Smith - Art Direction

““Infections And Bad Habits” dedicated to Christopher Bond”.

“One-liners by Nicole”.

“Fan Club // Please send all correspondence to: // Daryl Hall & John Oates Fan Club // P.O. Box 1820 Grand Central Station // New York, N.Y. 10067”.

Daryl Hall
John Oates
Sara Allen

source/pic: my records

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dion (Dion Di Mucci, Dion DiMucci)

Dion - Streetheart
Warner Bros. BS 2954 (1976) - US LP

Side One

1 - The Way You Do The Things You Do*
2 - Runaway Man*
3 - Queen Of ‘59*
4 - If I Can Just Get Through Tonight*
5 - More To You (Than Meets The Eye)*
6 - You Showed Me What Love Is*

Side Two

7 - Hey My Love*
8 - Oh The Night*
9 - I’ll Give You All I’ve Got*
10 - Lover Boy Supreme*
11 - Streetheart*

The Streetheart Players:
Dion Di Mucci - Vocals, Guitars
Lee Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)*
David Kemper - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Dean Parks - Guitars
Ben Benay - Guitars, Harmonica
Michael Omartian - All Keyboards
Victor Feldman - Percussion
Gary Coleman - Percussion
Steve Barri - Percussion

Horn Section:
Chuck Findley - Trumpet
Steve Madaio - Trumpet
Nino Tempo - Woodwinds, Tenor Sax Solos
Ernie Watts - Woodwinds
Steve Douglas - Woodwinds
Dick “Slyde” Hyde - Trombone (as Dick Hyde)

Sid Sharp - String Section Concert Master
Phil Everly - Harmony, Background Vocals
Orin Waters - Background Vocals
Luther Waters - Background Vocals
Stormie Omartian - Background Vocals
Carolyn Willis - Background Vocals
Ann White - Background Vocals
Myrna Matthews - Background Vocals
Jim Haas - Background Vocals
Kerry Chater - Background Vocals
Michael Omartian - Background Vocals

Produced by Steve Barri & Michael Omartian

Michael Omartian - Arranger, Conductor

Tom Vicari - Engineer (Sound Labs, Inc.)
Phil Kaye - Engineer (ABC Recording Studios, Inc.)
Roger Nichols - Assistant Engineer (ABC Recording Studios, Inc.)

Recording Studios:
Sound Labs, Inc. (basic rhythm tracks)
ABC Recording Studios, Inc. (vocals, strings, horns)

Mixing Studio:
ABC Recording Studios, Inc.

Personal Management: Zach Glickman

Richard Price - Title
Sam Emerson - Photography

“Dedicated with love to Susan, Tane, Lark, & August // Thanks to Don Rio, Frankie Valli, Dick Clark, Bobby Vee, and Mark Stevens // Special Thanks to Special Friends Zach Glickman and Jack Butterfield”.

Dion DiMucci
Peter Anders
Thomas Cain
Sam Fox
Tony Fasce
Dan Grenier
Michael Omartian
Stormie Omartian
Mark Radice
Ben Raleigh
William Robinson
Robert Rogers
Bill Tuohy

source/pic: my records

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Alan O'Day

Alan O’Day - Appetizers
Pacific PC 4300 (1977) - US LP

Column A

1 - Soldier Of Fortune
2 - Satisfied
3 - Started Out Dancing, Ended Up Making Love
4 - Gifts
5 - Slot Machine

Column B

6 - Undercover Angel
7 - Do Me Wrong, But Do Me
8 - Catch My Breath
9 - Angie Baby
10 - Caress Me Pretty Music

Notes: 1) Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 2) Packaging concept is after a restaurant menu, hence the “Column A” and “Column B” in place of “Side One” and “Side Two”. 3) Album comes with individual “ingredient” notes for each track. Please refer to original artwork for these. 4) Album was reissued as a CD with added bonus track “Just You” and is available online in this configuration on Mr. O'Day's own website at, also in personalized form. 5) According to web sources a CD reissue with same bonus track addition was also released in Japan on Victor VICP 70137. Please check back for relevant update.

Alan O’Day - Vocals, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass
Scott Edwards - Bass
Jeff Porcaro - Drums
Dean Parks - Guitars
Jay Graydon - Guitars
Michael Omartian - Keyboards, Background Vocals
Tony Terran - Horns
Steve Madaio - Horns
Fred Seldon - Horns
Jim Horn - Horns
David Duke - French Horn
Barbara Korn - French Horn
Sid Sharp - String Section Concertmaster
Victor Feldman - Percussion
Steve Barri - Percussion
Carol Parks - Background Vocals
Jim Haas - Background Vocals

Produced by Steve Barri (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Produced by Steve Barri and Michael Omartian (1, 6)

Michael Omartian - Arrangements
Dean Parks - Rhythm Track Arrangements (3, 4)

Phil Kaye - Engineer

Recording Studio:
Kendun Recorders

Amanda Flick - Art Assistance
Mark Foltz - Art Assistance
Jimmy Wachtel - Album Design, Photography

““We Reserve the Right to Serve Anyone.” The Management”.

“This restaurant gratefully acknowledges the help of - // Ed Silvers, Mel Bly, and Atlantic Records: Original Recipe // Brian Lane: Wine Steward // Frankie Leigh: Reservations // Steve, Karen, Michael, Phil, Dennis, Joe, Rick, Mike & Kelly: In The Kitchen // Arnold Burk: Blueprints // Jimmy Wachtel: Architecture // Carol & Jim: Background Décor // Dr. Carole Bare, Dr. Joseph Barry: Quality Control // Chris Squire: Flavoring Suggestions // All the steady and faithful customers, including: The W B Music Staff, Jeannette, Janet & Milt, Debbie, Dean, Greg, Jerry, Sidney, Sonny, Don, Gamma, Oscar & Janie, Rocky & Sonja, Diane. // And Jane, for keeping it all warm.”.

““Caress Me, Pretty Music” is dedicated to Kenny Davis // The augmented chord in “Satisfied” is dedicated to Snuff Garrett // Rugs by Omar of the Canyon; hair by Ernie of Coachella”.

“Thank you, players. Nice cooking!”.

Alan O’ Day

source/pic: my records
Japan CD catalog #: the web

Alan O’Day - Oh Johnny!
Pacific PC 4301 (1979) - US LP

Side One

1 - How To Pick Up Girls
2 - Tonight You Belong To Me
3 - Oh Johnny!
4 - Skinny Girls
5 - England

Side Two

6 - Love At First Night
7 - Telephone Lovers
8 - People Who Talk To Themselves
9 - Ain’t That Crazy Baby

Note: Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits.

Alan O’Day - Vocals, Keyboards, Additional Percussion, Background Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass Guitar
Mike Porcaro - Bass Guitar (as Michael Porcaro)
Jeff Porcaro - Drums (as Jeffrey Porcaro)
Mike Baird - Drums
Jay Graydon - Guitars
Dean Parks - Guitars
Michael Omartian - Keyboards
Jim Horn - Saxophone
Assa Drori - String Concert Master
Victor Feldman - Percussion
Steve Barri - Additional Percussion
Brooks Hunnicutt - Background Vocals (as Brooks Hunnicut)

Produced by Steve Barri & Alan O’Day

Michael Omartian - Arranger, Conductor

Phil Kaye - Engineer (as Phil Kay)
Gary Goodman - 2nd Engineer

Recording Studio:
Jennifudy Recording Studios

Mixing Studio:
Jennifudy Recording Studios

John Golden - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Kendun Recorders

Karen White - Production Coordinator

Sandi Young - Art Direction
Don Brautigam - Illustration
David Alexander - Photography
Hair by Yoshi

“Mixed with the use of the Aphex Aural Exciter”.

“Special thanks to: Jane, Steve & Karen, Omar, Phil & the Jennifudy people, Mel & Ed and the WB Music people, Myron, Ken, Bruce & Steve from Loeb & Loeb, Darcy, Linda, & Don, the players, and all those who believe in me between hits.”.

““England” is dedicated to Brian, Elaine, & Frankie”.

“This album is dedicated to the memory of Sidney Goldstein, who gave me my start as a songwriter”.

Alan O’Day
Lee David
Billy Rose

source/pic: my records

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kerry Chater

Kerry Chater - Part Time Love
Warner Bros. BS 3008 (1977) - US LP

Side One

1 - Beginning Of The End
2 - No Love On The Black Keys
3 - Part Time Love
4 - One More Time Tonight
5 - Dance To The Rhythm Of Your Love

Side Two

6 - Here Comes The Rain
7 - Even A Fool Would Let Go
8 - Breaking Up (Is Gonna Break Me Down)
9 - Misty Mary
10 - If We Get Together Again

Note: Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits.

Kerry Chater - Vocals, Guitars, Background Vocalist
Lee Sklar - Bass
David Hungate - Bass
Jeff Porcaro - Drums
Dean Parks - Guitars
Michael Omartian - Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist
Jim Horn - Horn Section, Sax & Flute Solos
Nino Tempo - Horn Section
Steve Douglas - Horn Section
Chuck Findley - Horn Section
Steve Madaio - Horn Section (as Steve Medaio)
Sid Sharp - String Section Concertmaster
Victor Feldman - Percussion
Steve Barri - Percussion
Michael Price - Additional Percussion
Dan Walsh - Additional Percussion
Stephanie Spring - Additional Percussion
Sally Stevens - Background Vocalist
Jim Haas - Background Vocalist
Jackie Ward - Background Vocalist
Carole Carmichael Parks - Background Vocalist

A Popcorn Production - Produced by Steve Barri and Michael Omartian

Arranged and Conducted by Michael Omartian

Tommy Vicari - Engineer (Sound Labs)
Phil Kaye - Engineer (ABC Recording Studios, Inc.)
Howard Gale - Engineer (ABC Recording Studios, Inc.)
Linda Taylor - Recordist (Sound Labs)

Recording Studios:
Sound Labs (rhythm tracks)
ABC Recording Studios, Inc. (additional recording)

Mixing Studio:
ABC Recording Studios, Inc.

Kent Duncan - Mastering Engineer
Geoff Sykes - Assistant Engineer

Mastering Studio:
Kendun Recorders

Karen White - Production Coordinator

Lockart - Art Direction
Raùl Vega - Photography
Cabalka Studio - Design

“This album is for Sally, who found the love on the black keys”.

Kerry Chater
John Carter
Doug Foxworthy
Roger Karshner
Michael Omartian
Stormie Omartian
Robbie Patton
Tom Snow
John Sweetland
Ron Willins

source/pic: my records

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Reneé Armand (Renee Armand, Renée Armand)

Renee Armand - The Rain Book
A&M SP 4369 (1972) - US LP

Side One

1 - England*
2 - Elizabeth Rain
3 - I Think You’re Letting Me Go
4 - Does Anybody Love You
5 - Friends

Side Two

6 - You & I
7 - Falling Ladies
8 - Raining In L.A.
9 - Guess I Never Knew You
10 - I’m Going Away

Renee (Reneé) Armand - Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass (1)*
Reinie Press - Bass
Joe Osborn - Bass
Kerry Chater - Bass, Organ, Electric Guitar
Chuck Domanico - Bass
Max Bennett - Bass
Jim Gordon - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10), Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion (1, 3, 5, 6, 8)
Louie Shelton - Guitar (as Louis Shelton)
Danny Kortchmar - Guitar (as Danny Kotchemar)
Larry Carlton - Electric Guitar, Lead Guitar, Guitar
Dennis Budimir - Guitar
Mike Deasy - Guitar (as Mike Deasey)
Dr. John Harris - Piano
Mike Melvoin - Piano
Larry Muhoberac - Piano
Roger Kellaway - Piano
Jim Horn - Flute
Chuck Findley - Flugle Horn
Bud Childers - Flugle Horn
Erno Neufeld - Violin, Concert Master
Jerry Vinci - Violin
Virginia Majewski - Viola
Fred Seykora - Cello
Gayle Levant (as Gayle LaVant) - Irish Harp, Harp
Victor Feldman - Percussion

Produced by: Jim Gordon (1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Barry De Vorzon - Producer (2, 4, 9)

Mike Melvoin - Arrangements (6, 8)
Roger Kellaway - Arrangement (10)

Robert Appére - Engineer (1, 3, 5), Mixing Engineer
Ray Gehrardt - Engineer (2, 4, 9)
Dick Bogert - Engineer (6, 7, 8, 10), Mixing Engineer
Jim Gordon - Mixing (2, 4, 9)
Tommy Vicari - Mixing Engineer (as Tom Vicari)
Norm Kinney - Mixing Engineer
Steve Mitchell - Assistant Engineer
Roger Young - Assistant Engineer
Larry Forkner - Assistant Engineer

Recording Studios:
A&M Studios (2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Clover Recorders (1, 3, 5)

Bernie Grundman - Mastering Engineer

Roland Young - Art Direction
Chuck Beeson - Album Design
David Reneric & Pete Sagara - Front Photography
Jim McCrary - Back Photography

“Special thanks to Jack Daugherty, for his time and care”.

“These songs were written for my beloved friends, Kerry Chater, David Nelson and Jim Gordon”.

Renee Armand
Kerry Chater
Jim Gordon

source/pic: my records

Reneé Armand - In Time
Windsong BXL1-2708 (1978) - US LP

Side One

1 - Love On A Shoestring
2 - (We’re) Dancin’ In The Dark
3 - House Up On The Hill*
4 - Indian Brown
5 - In Time

Side Two

6 - Suite For 3 Poems: Living In The City/Signs/Ashes, Like Us
7 - High Wind Blowin’*
8 - Beggarman*

9 - The Bitter Taste Of Wild Things

Reneé Armand - Vocals, Background Vocals, Harmony Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass (3, 7, 8)*
Reinie Press - Bass
Donald “Duck” Dunn - Bass
Chuck Domanico - Bass
Jeff Porcaro - Drums
Mike Baird - Drums (3, 4)
David Kemper - Drums (8)
Larry Carlton - Lead Electric Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jay Graydon - Electric Guitar, Lead Electric Guitar, Gut String Guitar
Fred Tackett - Acoustic Guitar
Dan Ferguson - Electric Guitar
Danny Kortchmar - Lead Electric Guitar (as Danny Kootch)
Steve Cropper - Electric Guitar
David Foster - Piano, Synthesizer
Kerry Chater - Fender Rhodes
Michael Boddicker - Synthesizer Programmer
Michel Rubini - Piano, Fender Rhodes
William “Smitty” Smith - Organ, Background Vocal, Harmony Vocal
Jim Horn - Bass Flutes, Alto Sax, English Horn, Flutes, Sopranino, Recorders
Chuck Findley - Flugel Horn
Murray Adler - Concertmaster
Ed Lustgarten - Cello
Gary Coleman - Shaker, Percussion
Steve Forman - Bells, Percussion
Venetta Fields - Background Vocals
The Eagle - Background Vocal
Wendy Webb - Background Vocal

Produced by Jim Horn

Reneé Armand - Vocal Arrangement (2)
Venetta Fields - Vocal Arrangement (9)
Lee Holdridge - String Arrangements (1, 3, 6), String Conduction (1, 3, 6), Suite Arranger (6)

Austin Godsey - Engineer (Clover Studios), Mixing Engineer (Sound Labs)
Michael Lietz (as Mike Lietz) - Engineer (Filmways/Heider Studios)
Gene Merros - 2nd Engineer (Clover Studios)
Ira Leslie - 2nd Engineer (Filmways/Heider Studios)
Jim Horn - Mixing Engineer (Sound Labs)
Mickey Crofford - Engineer (6)

Recording Studios:
Clover Studios
Filmways/Heider Studios

Mixing Studio:
Sound Labs

Bernie Grundman - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
A&M Records

Management - Judy Elliott

Bill Burks - Art Direction
Patty Reynolds - Photography

“This album is for Austin, Lady Orange, Miss Dahlstrom, J. D., Kerry, Lolo, Madam Elliott and my dearest Papa, with my love and thanks for the friends and musicians who grace the music and my life”.


source/pic: my records


“California Lady” - US 7” vinyl promo single - stereo mix

“California Lady” - US 7” vinyl promo single - mono mix

Renee Armand
California Lady/California Lady
A&M 1424-S/1424 (1973) - US 7” Vinyl Promo Single

stereo side

1 - California Lady (stereo mix)

mono side

2 - California Lady (mono mix)

Notes: 1) This is a promo single by Reneé Armand released in 1973. Alternate catalog #s are 2448-S for the stereo mix and 2448 for the mono mix. 2) According to web sources, “California Lady” was also released as the b-side of the single “I Think You’re Letting Me Go” from the album “The Rain Book” (see entry above). 3) No musician credits are available for this single: inclusion within this blog might therefore be non-relevant.

Produced by Jim Gordon and Jay Senter

Renee Armand
Jim Gordon
Connie Melvoin

source/pics: my records

“I Can‘t See You Anymore” - AUS 7” vinyl single - a-side

“Dirt Sisters” - AUS 7” vinyl single - b-side

Renee Armand
I Can’t See You Anymore/Dirt Sisters
A&M K-5386 (1973) - AUS 7” Vinyl Single

a side

1 - I Can’t See You Anymore

b side

2 - Dirt Sisters

Notes: 1) This is a single by Reneé Armand released in 1973. Above picture and following credits were taken from an Australian release. 2) According to Billboard Magazine of 24 Nov 1973, US catalog # is 1485. No other net source was available at the moment of this posting. 3) No musician credits are available for this single: inclusion within this blog might therefore be non-relevant.

Produced by John Florez (1, 2)
Arranged by Gene Page (1, 2)

Renee Armand
Kerry Chater
Jim Gordon

source/pics: my records

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bishop & Gwinn (Randy Bishop, Marty Gwinn)

For the Coyote Sisters post you may click on the following link:

The Coyote Sisters (Leah Kunkel, Marty Gwinn Townsend)

Randy Bishop & Marty Gwinn - This Is Our Night
Infinity INF 9019 (1979) - US LP

Side One

1 - This Is Our Night*
2 - In Your Eyes*
3 - Santa Monica Pier*
4 - Spendin’ All My Lovin’ (On You)*

5 - To Daddy

Side Two

6 - Flight # 3
7 - Livin’ In Two Different Cities*
8 - Ancient Egypt*
9 - Delicate Harmony*
10 - You Take Me To Heaven (for Emily)*

Note: Above image and following credits were taken from a Canadian pressing. According to web sources, catalog # for the US edition is the same (INF 9019).

Randy Bishop - Vocals, Fender Rhodes, Vibraphone, Piano, Handclaps
Marty Gwinn - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10)*
Jeff Porcaro (as Jeffrey Porcaro) - Drums (1, 3, 7, 8, 9)
David Kemper - Drums (2, 4, 10)
Steve Lukather - Electric Guitars, Lead Guitar
Tony Berg - Electric Guitar, Electric Sitar
Fred Tackett - Acoustic Guitar
Craig Doerge - Piano, Fender Rhodes
Matthew McCauley - The Big Organ, Synthesizers, Organ
John Jarvis - Piano
David Lewell - Saxophone
David Sanborn - Saxophone
John Klemmer - Saxophone
Fred Mollin - Percussion (1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9), Handclaps, Pelican In Flight, Electric Twelve String, Tambourine (10)
Everyone - Handclap

Produced by Fred Mollin Productions, Inc. and Matthew McCauley, Inc.

Matthew McCauley - Orchestra Arrangement (1, 6, 10), Orchestra Conduction (1, 6, 10), String Arrangement (2, 5, 7), String Conduction (2, 5, 7), Horn Arrangement (8)

Bobby Schaper - Recording Engineer (Basic Tracks, Strings and Horns)
Tim Sadler - Recording Engineer (Vocal Overdubs)
Mark Linett - Recording Engineer (Background Vocals, Instrumental Overdubs, Strings and Horns), Assistant Recording Engineer (Basic Tracks), Assistant Mixing Engineer
Curt Lyon - Assistant Recording Engineer (Vocal Overdubs)
Michael Mancini - Assistant Recording Engineer (Vocal Overdubs)
Eric Prestidge - Mixing Engineer
Larry Weisbeck - Assistant Mixing Engineer
Cory Bailey - Assistant Mixing Engineer
Paul G. Black - Assistant Mixing Engineer

Recording Studios:
Sunset Sound Recorders - Hollywood, California - Basic Tracks (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), Vocal Overdubs, Background Vocals, Instrumental Overdubs
Davlen Sound Studios - Universal City, California - Basic Track (5)
Cherokee Studios - Hollywood, California - Vocal Overdubs
Lyon Recording Studio - Newport Beach, California - Vocal Overdubs
Wally Heider Studios - Hollywood, California - Strings and Horns
Sunset Sound Studios - Hollywood, California - Strings and Horns

Mixing Studio:
Sunset Sound Recorders

Mike Reese - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab

Andrea Farber - Album Coordination

Management: Harvey R. Markowitz

Peter Corriston - Art Coordination
Mike Doud (AGI) - Art Direction
Lisa Powers - Photography
Taki Ono - Design, Illustration

Track 3:
“Thanks to Mr. Bonzai for remote recording”.

“Thanks to Michael Utley for use of his Oberheim Synthesizer; to Martin Life for use of his Prophet Synthesizer // Randy and Marty would like to give special thanks to: John Frankenheimer, Harvey Markowitz, Ron Alexenburg, Tim Sadler, John Simmons, Stuart Gordon, Fred and Matt, Melanie, Emily, Polly Jo, all the Bishops and Gwinns and all our friends.”.

Randy Bishop
Marty Gwinn
Lisa C. Cohen
Stephen Kipner
Matthew McCauley
Fred Mollin

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Leah Kunkel

Latest post update: December 2015. For the Coyote Sisters post you may click on the following link:

The Coyote Sisters (Leah Kunkel, Marty Gwinn Townsend)

Leah Kunkel - Leah Kunkel
Columbia JC 35778 (1979) - US LP

Side One

1 - Step Right Up*
2 - Under The Jamaican Moon*
3 - Souvenir Of The Circus*
4 - If I Could Build My Whole World Around You*

5 - Down The Backstairs Of My Life

Side Two

6 - Losing In Love*
7 - Step Out*
8 - Don’t Leave These Goodbyes*
9 - I’ve Got To Get A Message To You*
10 - Fool At Heart*

Leah Kunkel - Vocals, Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Background Vocals, Additional Harmonies, Chorus Harmony
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)*
Russ Kunkel - Drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), Congas (7, 8), Handclaps (10)
Steve Lukather (as Stephen Lukather) - Guitars, Electric Guitar
Stephen Bishop - Acoustic Guitars, Background Vocals
Dan Dugmore - Electric Guitar
Andrew Gold - Acoustic Guitars
Doug Livingston - Acoustic Guitar
Danny Kortchmar - Electric Guitar
John Jarvis - Electric Piano, Piano
Craig Doerge - Arp String Synthesizer, Yamaha Organ, Piano, Clavinet, Electric Piano, Moog Solo, Organ
Jim Horn - Flutes, Alto Saxophone
William D. Smith (as William D. (Smitty) Smith) - Organ, Piano, Background Vocal, Harmony
James Newton Howard - Electric Piano, Acoustic Piano
Joe Farrell (The Amazing) - Saxophone
The Lee and Russ Orchestra (3)
Lenny Castro - Additional Percussion (2)
Val Garay - Handclaps (10)
Penny Nichols - Background Vocals, “every radio is blaring” Background Vocal (track 2)
Rosemary Butler - Background Vocal
Jackson Browne - Background Vocal
Reneé Armand - Chorus Harmony (as Renee Armand)

Sidney Sharp - Concertmaster
Beull Neidinger - String Bass
Dennis Karmazyn - Cello
Raymond J. Kelley - Cello
Robert Lee Adcock - Cello
Selene Hurford - Cello
Jerome A. Kessler - Cello
Jan R. Kelley - Cello
David Frisina - Violin
Sheldon Sanov - Violin
Harris Goldman - Violin
Sid Sharp - Violin
Murray Adler - Violin
Henry Ferber - Violin
Ronald Folsom - Violin
Jay Rosen - Violin
Alfred C. Breuning - Violin
Tibor Zelig - Violin
William Kurasch - Violin
James Getzoff - Violin
Dan Palmer - Violin
Isabelle Daskoff - Violin
Haim Shtrum - Violin
Joy Lyle - Violin

Produced by Val Garay and Russ Kunkel

Matthew McCauley - Strings (1, 4, 5, 6, 10)

Val Garay - Engineer
George (a personal friend of ours) Ybarra - Assistant Engineer
Tim Dennen - Assistant Engineer
Steve Marcussen - Assistant Engineer
Steve Waldman - Trick Electronics

Recording Studios:
The Sound Factory
Studio 55

Mixing Studio:
The Sound Factory

Doug Sax - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab

Management by: Entertainment National, Inc. 600 New Hampshire Avenue N.W. Washington D.C. 20037

Jimmy Wachtel for Dawn Patrol - Album Design, Photography
Michael Curtis - Album Design Assistant, Photography Assistant

“(The Aphex Aural Exciter used on all songs except, “Step Out”)”.

“Musical instruments lovingly furnished at every hour of the day or night by our good friends Bob, Ray and Judy of R&R Express. // Thanks to Nick Ben Meir and Eric Eisner. Also, to Artie, Sandy, Richard, Stephen, David, and Walter for believing. // Special thanks to Matthew McCauley and to my vocal coach, Mark Forest. // George Ybarra, you’re wild”.

“We would also like to thank the following musicians: // Concertmaster: Sidney Sharp // String Bass: Beull Neidinger // Celli: Dennis Karmazyn, Raymond J. Kelley, Robert Lee Adcock, Selene Hurford, Jerome A. Kessler, Jan R. Kelley // Violins: David Frisina, Sheldon Sanov, Harris Goldman, Sid Sharp, Murray Adler, Henry Ferber, Ronald Folsom, Jay Rosen, Alfred C. Breuning, Tibor Zelig, William Kurasch, James Getzoff, Dan Palmer, Isabelle Daskoff, Haim Shtrum, Joy Lyle”.

Leah Kunkel
Stephen Bishop
Johnny Bristol
Vernon Bullock
Harlan Collins
Harvey Fuqua
Barry Gibb
Maurice Gibb
Robin Gibb
Peter McCann
Eric Mercury
John Phillips
Jules Shear
William D. Smith

source/pic: my records

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Coyote Sisters (Leah Kunkel, Marty Gwinn Townsend)

For Lee’s work with the individual members of the Coyote Sisters you may click on the following links:

Leah Kunkel
Marty Gwinn Townsend
Reneé Armand

The Coyote Sisters - Women And Other Visions
Wannadate 10142 (2001) - US CD

1 - Calling Me Awake
2 - Is Love A Thing You Learn?
3 - I’ll Be There For You*
4 - Emily
5 - The Bath
6 - Women And Other Visions*
7 - Breakdown In The Breakdown Lane
8 - You Will Never Be Mine
9 - Blues For A Snowman
10 - Julia*
11 - Now That Winter’s Gone

Leah Kunkel - Vocals, Piano, Chorus
Marty Gwinn Townsend - Vocals, Piano, Chorus
Leland Sklar - Bass (3, 6, 10)*
Guy DeVito - Bass
Richard Neville - Bass
Russ Kunkel - Drums (3), Percussion (3, 8, 10)
Keith Levereault - Drums, Percussion
Michael Gregory - Guitars, Lead Guitar
Dean Parks - Guitar, Guitar Synthesizer
Pamela Rose - Guitars, Guitar Synthesizer
Max Cohen - Guitar
Joe Boyle - Guitar
Cliff Eberhardt - Acoustic Guitar
Tim Moore - Piano
Jon Gilutin - Piano
Tom McClung - Piano
Steven Schoenberg - Piano
Lawrence Zoernig - Celli
Rick Tiven - Mandolin, Violin
Stevie Converse - Chorus
Silvana Gravini - Chorus
Pamela Kimmel - Chorus
Sue Wiggin - Chorus

Produced and Arranged by Leah Kunkel, with collaborations where noted
Bruce Seifried - Co-production (1)
Nathaniel Kunkel - Producer (3), Co-production (6, 10)
Seth Rosenberg - Executive Producer
Rebecca King Rosenberg - Executive Producer

Leah Kunkel - Cello Solo Score (2)
Matthew McCauley - String Arrangement (2)

Bruce Seifried - Recording Engineer (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11),
Mixing Engineer (1, 4, 7, 9)
Nathaniel Kunkel - Recording Engineer (2, 3, 6, 8, 10), Mixing Engineer (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10)
Leah Kunkel - Mixing Engineer (2, 6, 7, 11)
Alan Douches - Mixing Engineer (7)

Recording Studios:
Son Of Loudville Studios, Florence, MA
The Sex Den, Northampton, MA
Studio Without Walls, Los Angeles, CA
Cello Studios, Hollywood, CA
West West Side Recording Studio, West New York, NJ
Third Stone Recording, N. Hollywood, CA

Gavin Lurssen - Mastering Engineer
Doug Sax - Mastering Engineer

Mastering Studio:
The Mastering Lab

John Gwinn - Cover Painting entitled “Marty’s Dream” used by permission of Karin Coble
Luellyn Latocki - Art Direction
Jerry Joyner - Design for Team Design
M.L. Lincoln - Photograph

Track 2:
“This song is dedicated to all the Elizabeths: Betty, Bess, Elizabeth, and Lisa”.

Track 11:
“For dear Lila”.
“Special thanks to Kim Townsend”.

“Thank you to the following people for taking the time to listen and for giving us the greatest gift of all: your artistry: // Tom McClung, Michael Gregory, Keith Levereault, Matthew McCauley, Dean Parks, Lawrence Zoernig, Max Cohen, Cliff Eberhardt, Guy De Vito, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Richard Neville, Joe Boyle, and Tim Moore. // Special thanks to Bruce Seifried and Nathaniel Kunkel for sharing their brilliant talents; to Norman Blaine for getting us going; to Jennifer Warnes for her ears, spirit, and unerring taste; to Alan Douches and West West Side Music for special engineering services, generosity and belief; to Hampshire Piano Company for providing one of the two pianos; to Melinda Blau for her unreserved support and generosity; to Wesley Seidman; and to Kevin Zoernig and Chris Ryan whose work ended up on the cutting room floor but who contributed none the less. // We want to acknowledge the following people for their special kindnesses and support: Kim and Walter Townsend, Brendan Okrent, Karin Coble, M.L. Lincoln, Steven and Jane Schoenberg, Steven Jarvis, One-Off Titanium Bicycles, Stephen and Ellen Marsh, Julia Huggins, Peter and Jesse Zoernig, Pamela Azar, Kai Geffen, Stephen Bishop, WFCR, and to singer-songwriters everywhere who do it for love and the heart. // To the D.L.: How can we ever express our gratitude for helping us to capture the essence of Coyote without losing your draculean sense of humour? Hope this record affords you the opportunity to acquire ever more submarine parts, blue marbles, and invitations to be serenaded by Igor on the B-3. // Thanks to Team Design for their generosity and creativity, especially Luellyn Latocki and Jerry Joyner. Thank you to our good friend, Virginia Team, who helped us realize our vision, for her kindness and generosity. // Worshipful gratitude to Richard Loomis, piano technician extraordinaire, for making the pianos sing. Thanks to Dr. Fred Bashour for the use of the hot mics. Thank you to Silvana Gravini for web-page design. ( // A lapful of gratitude to our dear friend and original Coyote Sister, Renée Armand, who appears on this recording in spirit and has graciously allowed us to continue to use our name. And to Tony Berg, the honorary Coyote, for his inspiration, musicianship and friendship. We miss you Renée and Tony!”.

“2001 Leah Kunkel & Marty Gwinn Townsend. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of federal law and hurts our feelings.”.

“To order, please visit us at or write to us at Wannadate Records, P.O. Box 1277, Northampton, MA 01061”.

Marty Gwinn Townsend
Leah Kunkel
Reneé Armand (as Renée Armand)
Tony Berg
Tim Moore
Bill Payne (as Billy Payne)
Mary Jo Salter
Steven Schoenberg

source/pic: my records

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Barbi Benton

Barbi Benton - Something New
Playboy PB-411 (1976) - US LP

Side One

1 - Something New
2 - Needing You
3 - In The Winter
4 - #1 With A Heartache
5 - Lucky One
6 - Riding On A Rainbow

Side Two

7 - Staying Power
8 - Ride Baby Ride
9 - San Diego Serenade
10 - He’s A Rebel
11 - Thinking Of You

Note: Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits.

Barbi Benton - Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass
Dee Murray - Bass
Russ Kunkel - Drums
Nigel Olsson - Drums, Insane Primal Scream On “San Diego Serenade”
Ben Benay - Electric Guitar
Steve Cropper - Electric Guitar
Kenny Edwards (as Ken Edwards) - Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Davey Johnstone - Electric Guitar
Danny Kortchmar - Electric Guitar
“Sneaky” Pete Kleinow (as Sneaky Pete) - Pedal Steel Guitar, Solo
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar (as Robert Wachtel)
Richie Zito - Electric Guitar (as Ritchie Zito)
Craig Doerge - Keyboards
Andrew Gold - Acoustic Piano, Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Solo, Tambourine
James Newton Howard - Keyboards
Bill Payne - Keyboards (as Billy Payne)
Billy Schwartz - Keyboards
Chuck Findley - Horns
Jim Horn - Horns
Jack Kelson - Horns (as Jackie Kelson)
Robert H. Keyes - Sax
Jim Price - Trumpet
Gary Coleman - Congas
Eli Bird - Hand Claps
Kathy Collier - Background Vocals
Donny Gerrard - Background Vocals
Vennette Gloud - Background Vocals
Brenda Russell - Background Vocals
Brian Russell - Background Vocals
Carmen Twillie - Background Vocals

Produced by Robert Appère

Jimmy Haskell - String Arrangements

Robert Appère - Engineer
John Arrias - Second Engineer (credited as John Arris)
Mark Howlett - Second Engineer (Sunset Sound Recorders)

Mixing Studio:
Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood

Porche Lottermoser - Production Coordination

Norman Seeff - Photography
Gary Heery - Photography
Rod Dyer - Design

“Special Thanks to Janie Bachrach & Teddy Neely”.

Bernard Bierman
Carol Carmichael
Andrew Gold
Howard Greenfield
Charles Higgins
Janis Ian
Chuck Jackson
Jack Manus
Dean Parks
Gene Pitney
Neil Sedaka
Milt Shaw
Tom Waits
Wendy Waldman
Mentor Williams
Marvin Yancy

“Something New” - US LP - back cover

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