Thursday, March 7, 2013

Helen Reddy

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Helen Reddy - Helen Reddy
Capitol ST-857 (1971) - US LP

Side One

1 - Time*
2 - How?
3 - Come On John
4 - Summer Of ‘71
5 - I Don’t Remember My Childhood

Side Two

6 - No Sad Song
7 - I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
8 - Tulsa Turnaround
9 - More Than You Could Take
10 - New Year’s Resovolution*

Notes: 1) This is Helen Reddy’s 2nd US album. 2) Album was reissued in 2005 for the Australian market by Raven Records as a 2-album single CD on Raven RVCD-211. Reissue also contains Ms. Reddy’s 1st US album “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” and three previously released bonus tracks: “Go”, “The Junkman’s Serenade” and “Medley (I Don’t Know How To Love Him/I Believe In Music/Crazy Love)”. 3) Australian CD reissue does not come with musician credits.

Helen Reddy - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (1, 10)*
Jerry Scheff - Bass
Jack Conrad - Bass
Joe Osborn - Bass
Russ Kunkel - Drums (10)
Ron Tutt - Drums (1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9)
John Guerin - Drums
John Brennan - Guitar
David Cohen - Guitar
Larry Carlton - Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Dennis Budimir - Guitar
Dean Parks - Guitar
“Sneaky” Pete Kleinow - Steel Guitar (as Sneeky Pete Kleinow)
Craig Doerge - Piano, Electric Piano
Thomas Hensley - Piano (as Tom Hensley)
Larry Knechtel - Piano
Paul Parrish - Piano
Nick De Caro - Accordion (as Nick DeCaro)
Milt Holland - Percussion (10)

Produced by Larry Marks

Nick DeCaro - String Arrangements (2, 5)
Bob Thompson - Arrangement (7)

Hugh Davies - Engineer

Recording Studio:
Capitol Records, Hollywood, California

Management Direction: DeBlasio & Wald, Inc.

Don Peterson - Cover Photo
John Hoernle - Art Director

“Special Thanks to Artie Mogull”.

“Dedicated to Jeff & Traci Wald”.

Songwriters:
Helen Reddy
David Blue
Larry Collins
Jack Conrad
Alex Harvey
Carole King
Donovan Leitch
John Lennon
Randy Newman
Paul Parrish
Leon Russell
Toni Stern



“I Don’t Know How To Love Him/Helen Reddy” - AUS CD reissue - front inlay



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Helen Reddy - I Am Woman
Capitol ST-11068 (1972) - US LP

Side One

1 - Peaceful
2 - I Am Woman*
3 - This Masquerade
4 - I Didn’t Mean To Love You
5 - Where Is My Friend

Side Two

6 - And I Love You So
7 - What Would They Say
8 - Where Is The Love
9 - Hit The Road, Jack
10 - The Last Blues Song

Notes: 1) Album does not come with musician credits. However, in an interview at www.musiciansfriend.com Lee himself mentions how he was the bass player on the #1 title track single. 2) On the May 5, 1973 issue of Billboard magazine, editor Nat Freedland interviews producer Jay Senter and keyboardist Mike Melvoin about the session musicians on the “I Am Woman” single. Lee is mentioned as the bass player on the track. You can find the interview, which appeared on the “Creative Trends” column, searching for Billboard magazine at books.google.com. 3) The 2002 6-CD Anthology box-set “Capitol Records Sixtieth Anniversary - 1942-2002” (Capitol CDP 7243 5 39302 2) includes the single “I Am Woman” and a list of musician credits for the same track, which you can find below. The notes in the anthology define the track as “Original short version from the Columbia motion picture “Stand Up And Be Counted” (1972)”. Please note that the version in question is exactly the same as included in the “I Am Woman” record album. Also, anthology notes mention previous version of same song, which was included on the Helen Reddy album “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” (1971): no personnel credits for this latter album are available, neither from original vinyl release nor from Australian CD reissue (see Helen Reddy entry above). 4) Album was reissued in 2005 for the Australian market by Raven Records as a 2-album single CD on Raven RVCD-168. Reissue also contains Ms. Reddy’s subsequent album “Long Hard Climb” and two previously released bonus tracks from the “Live In London” album, “This Masquerade” and “The West Wind Circus”. 5) Australian CD reissue does not come with musician credits.

Additional Track 2 Credits From The “Capitol Records Sixtieth Anniversary - 1942-2002” Anthology

Helen Reddy - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (2)*
Sherman Hayes - Bass
David Kemper - Drums
Jim Gordon - Drums (as James Beck Gordon)
Craig Doerge - Keyboards
Michael Melvoin - Piano

Other musicians probably included:
Dick “Slyde” Hyde - Trombone (as Dick Hyde)
Plas Johnson - Tenor Saxophone
Jack Kelson - Alto Saxophone (as John Kelson, Jr.)
Chuck Findley - Trumpet
Oliver Mitchell - Trumpet
Allen DeRienzo - Trumpet
Sid Sharp - Violin
William Kurasch - Violin
Ronald Folsom - Violin
Sal Crimi - Violin
Tibor Zelig - Violin
Wilbert Nuttycombe - Violin
Gareth Nuttycombe - Viola
Harry Hyams - Viola
Anne Goodman - Cello
Armand Kaproff - Cello
Raymond Kelley - Cello
Jesse Ehrlich - Cello

Recording Studio:
Sun West Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA (4/16-5/1/72)

“Single no. 3350 (released 5/72)”.

“Original version appeared on LP No. 762 “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” (1971); this re-recorded hit version from LP No. 11068, “I Am Woman” (1972)”.

“Highest Billboard Chart Position: Pop No. 1, Adult Contemporary No. 2”.

Original LP Credits

Produced by Tom Catalano (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Produced by Jay Senter (2)

Artie Butler - Arrangements (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), Conduction (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Jim Horn - String Arrangement (2), Horn Arrangement (2)

Armin Steiner - Engineer (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Buck Herring - Engineer (2)

Management: Jeff Wald

Songwriters:
Helen Reddy
Ray Burton
Artie Butler
Ralph MacDonald
Barry Mann
Percy Mayfield
Don McLean
Daniel Meehan
Karen Philipp
Kenny Rankin
Leon Russell
William Salter
Robert W. Scott (as B. Scott)
Cynthia Weil
Paul Williams



“I Am Woman/Long Hard Climb” - AUS CD reissue - front inlay



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Helen Reddy - Long Hard Climb
Capitol SMAS-11213 (1973) - US LP

Side One

1 - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
2 - Lovin’ You
3 - A Bit O.K.
4 - Don’t Mess With A Woman*
5 - Delta Dawn

Side Two

6 - The West Wind Circus
7 - If We Could Still Be Friends
8 - Long Hard Climb
9 - Until It’s Time For You To Go
10 - The Old Fashioned Way

Notes: 1) Album does not come with musician credits. In the following wikipedia article it is however described how track 4 was recorded during the same “I Am Woman” tracking session. No source for this info is clearly mentioned so make of it what you will. It remains to be seen whether the whole description is a matter of inference given the sharing of same producer (Jay Senter) on both tracks. 2) Album was reissued in 2005 for the Australian market by Raven Records as a 2-album single CD on Raven RVCD-168. Reissue also contains Ms. Reddy’s previous album “I Am Woman” and two previously released bonus tracks from the “Live In London” album, “This Masquerade” and “The West Wind Circus”. 3) Australian CD reissue does not come with musician credits.

Helen Reddy - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (4?)*

Produced by Tom Catalano (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Produced by Jay Senter (4)

Al Capps - Arrangements (1, 5, 8), Conduction (1, 5, 8)
Lee Holdridge - Arrangements (6, 7, 10), Conduction (6, 7, 10)
Jim Horn - Horn Arrangement (4)

Armin Steiner - Engineer
Doug Sax - Cutting Engineer

Management: Jeff Wald

Norman Seeff - Photography
John Hoernle - Art Direction
Neumarket Design Associates - Title Graphics

Songwriters:
Peter Allen
Carole Bayer-Sager (as C. Sager)
Larry Collins
Michael Curtis
Richard Curtis
Ron Davies
Georges Garvarentz
Alex Harvey
Joel Hirschhorn
Al Kasha
Linda Laurie
Adam Miller
Patty Moan
Buffy Sainte-Marie
John Sebastian
Paul Williams



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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spider



Spider - Labyrinths
Capitol ST-11046 (1972) - US LP


Side One

1 - May 16th
2 - Alice In Wonderland
3 - It’s Alright
4 - Little Love Song
5 - Tell Me That You Love Me
6 - Southwind

Side Two

7 - Pass It On
8 - Can’t Let You Go
9 - Puppets
10 - Revival
11 - Burnin’

Notes: 1) Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 2) Album sleeve only lists the names of the players involved. Following credit attributions are presumptive and based on previous knowledge of these musicians’ history.

Karen Brian - Vocals
Michael Clough - Vocals
Rusty Cope - Bass
Michael Crowley - Piano, Vocals

Lee Sklar - Bass
Max Bennett - Bass (as Max Bennet)
Carl Radle - Bass
Jim Gordon - Drums
Jim Keltner - Drums
Mike Deasy - Guitar (as Michael Deasy)
Alan Parker - Guitar
Red Rhodes - Steel Guitar
Larry Knechtel - Keyboards
Allan Beutler - Sax
Jim Horn - Sax
Jack Kelson - Sax (as Jack Kelso)
Chuck Findley - Trumpet
Ollie Mitchell - Trumpet
Dick “Slyde” Hyde - Trombone (as Dick Hyde)
Gary Coleman - Percussion
King Errisson - Congas (as King Errison)
Rita Jean Bodine - Background Vocals
Kathy Deasy - Background Vocals
Venetta Fields - Background Vocals (as Vanetta Fields)
Gwen Johnson - Background Vocals
Clydie King - Background Vocals

Produced by Jay Senter for Barking Spyder Productions

Dee Barton - String Arrangements
Jim Horn - Horn Arrangements

Pete Abbott - Engineer
Steve Francisco - Technician

Tony Cook - Artist Direction

Charles Senter - Album Art Direction
Stanley Moss - Design
Crystal Design Studios - Design Studios
John Hoernle - Art Director

“Special Thanks To: Bill Warner, Jeff Thomas, Janis, Judy, John, Gail, Jan, Tommy Wallace, Mauri Lathower”.

Songwriters:
Hoyt Axton
Michael Clough
Mike Deasy (as Michael Deasy)
Larry Knechtel
Dan Moore
Alan Parker
Jeff Thomas




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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sherman Hayes

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Sherman Hayes - Vagabonds Roost
Capitol ST-11212 (1973) - US LP


Side One

1 - Tennessee Jack
2 - Pumpkin Patch Mountain
3 - Sweet Music
4 - Slide Up My Shoulder
5 - Jenny

Side Two

6 - Shut My Mouth
7 - Hand Me Down Way Of Life
8 - Don’t Put No Sticks In My Bones
9 - Looks Like The Creek’s Run Dry
10 - Winter’s Just Like Coming Home

Notes: 1) Album does not come with track-by-track musician credits. 2) April, 2013 update - According to web sources, album is going to be reissued on April 25, 2013 by Korean label Big Pink Music in a 24-bit remastered edition CD with no additional bonus tracks. Cat #: Big Pink 249.

Sherman Hayes - Vocals, Guitar
Leland Sklar - Bass
Mike Been - Bass
Jim Gordon - Drums
Ron Tutt - Drums
Ed Greene - Drums (as Ed Green)
Mike Deasy - Guitar
Art Munson - Guitar
Arthur Richards - Guitar
Dean Parks - Guitar
Larry Knechtel - Keyboards
Mike Melvoin - Keyboards
Danny Timms - Keyboards
Jim Horn - Horns
Dick “Slyde” Hyde - Horns (as Slyde Hyde)
Chuck Findley - Horns
Ollie Mitchell - Horns
Jack Kelson - Horns (as Jack Kelso)
Michael Omartian - Accordion (as Michael O’Martian)
Ben Benay - Harmonica
Gary Coleman - Percussion
Venetta Fields - Background Vocals
Clydie King - Background Vocals
Shirley Matthews - Background Vocals
Ron Hicklin - Background Vocals
Tom Bahler - Background Vocals
Gene Morford - Background Vocals

Produced by Jay Senter for Captain Crystal Records

Jim Horn - String Arrangements, Horn Arrangements
David Katz - Concert Master

Buck Herring - Engineer
Wally Duguid - Engineer

Recording Studios:
Sunwest Studios
Trident Studios

John Hoernle - Art Director
David Alexander - Photography
Ignacio Gomez - Illustration

Songwriter:
Sherman Hayes




“Vagabonds Roost” - US LP - inner sleeve picture



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reissue cat #: the web

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Laurie Kaye Cohen



Laurie Kaye Cohen - Under The Skunk
Playboy PB 111 (1973) - US LP


Side One

1 - Don’t Cry
2 - Whitney
3 - Father
4 - The Big Boy In The Sky
5 - Delilah
6 - The No. 2 Tub

Side Two

7 - Weekend Woman
8 - Would You Like To Make A New Friend Today
9 - The Road To Heaven
10 - Boogie
11 - Ain’t Nobody Ever Satisfied With A Dream
12 - Shall Be Saved

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

Laurie Kaye Cohen - Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass
Larry Knechtel - Bass, Keyboard
Jim Gordon - Drums
Mike Deasy - Guitar
Dean Parks - Guitar
Art Munson - Guitar
Mike Melvoin - Keyboard
Jim Horn - Flute, Horn Section
Don Menza - Horn Section
Plas Johnson - Horn Section
Dick “Slyde” Hyde - Horn Section (as Slyde Hyde)
Ollie Mitchell - Horn Section
Lou McCreary - Horn Section
Warren Leuning - Horn Section
Paul Hubinon - Horn Section
Billie Armstrong - Fiddle
John Hartford - Fiddle
Gary Coleman - Percussion
Venetta Fields - Vocals
Clydie King - Vocals
Shirley Matthews - Vocals

Produced by Jay Senter

Mike Melvoin - Arrangements, Conduction

Buck Herring - Engineer (Sunwest Studios)
David Henshaw - Engineer (Trident Studios)

Recording Studios:
Sunwest Studios, Hollywood
Trident Studios, London

Management: Jack Kellman
Agency: Heller-Fischell

Rod Dyer, Inc. - Design
Ave Pildas - Photography

“Special Thanks to: // Jerry Heller // David Schaeffer // David Katz, Orchestral Contractor”.

“Most trees after growing to a certain height divide as if creating a partner to share the beauty of being a tree growing old. The tallest straightest trees in the forest grow alone. I am cultivating a love with a universal high romance in a sky forest where no love is wasted. This non-security of living alone then creates the courting of my real lover…”.

Songwriter:
Laurie Kaye Cohen




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Friday, March 1, 2013

Michael Clark



Michael Clark - Free As A Breeze
Capitol ST-11680 (1977) - US LP

Side One

1 - Sweet Gypsy Eyes*
2 - The Little Girl Dances On
3 - Drinkin’ Man's Blues*
4 - Hold Tight*
5 - Sand Castles*

Side Two

6 - Loving Arms*
7 - Come A Little Bit Closer*
8 - Someone Should Have Warned Me*
9 - The Magician
10 - Free As A Breeze*

Notes: 1) This is the debut album of songwriter Michael Clark (not to be confused with drummer Michael Clarke of the Byrds). 2) Credits contain a somewhat nebulous piece of info reading as follows: “Associate Producers on “The Little Girl Dances On” by Michael Clark & Rodd Smarr, American Recording Studios, Nashville.”. I took this to be a typo about the recording location for track 2. 3) No photographer is credited for inner sleeve portrait.

Michael Clark - Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitars, Background Vocals
Lee Sklar - Bass (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)*
Randy Hillman - Bass
Mike Baird - Drums (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Clay Caire - Drums
Lee Ritenour - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
James Burton - Electric Guitar, Dobro
Steve Lukather - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Rodd Smarr - Electric Guitar, Guitars
Greg Leisz (as Greg Leitz) - Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Jai Winding - Electric Piano
Mike Melvoin (also as Michael Melvoin) - Electric Piano, Acoustic Piano
Larry Williams - Electric Piano
Jeff Tweel - Piano
Terry Smith - Percussions
Gary Coleman - Percussions
Charles Merriam - Background Vocals
Kathy Ward - Background Vocals
Tricia Johns - Background Vocals

Produced by Jay Senter
Co-Produced by Michael Clark & Rodd Smarr (2)

Mike Melvoin - All String Arrangements

Recording Studios:
Conway Studio
American Recording Studios, Nashville (2?)
Paramount Studios (Vocals)

Mixing Studio:
Conway Studios

Roy Kohara - Art Direction
Michael Bryan - Illustrations

Songwriters:
Michael Clark
Tommy Boyce
Wes Farrell
David Gates
Bobby Hart
Tom Jans
Marcia Routh



“Free As A Breeze” - US LP - inner sleeve portrait



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