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Natural Woman: The Ode Collection (1968-1976)


Carole King: Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Electric Celeste, Composer, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer Organ, String & Horn Arrangements
Ralph Schuckett: Organ, Electric Piano
John Fischbach: Moog Synthesizer, Producer
Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Conga
James Taylor: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Grandfalloon
Dean Parks: Guitar
Red Rhodes: Steel Guitar
Robert "Waddy" Wachtel: Guitar
David T. Walker: Guitar
Charles Larkey: Bass, Electric Bass
Richard Feves: Bass
Susan Ranney: Bass
Leland Sklar: Bass
Perry Steinberg: Bass
Jim Gordon: Drums
Russ Kunkel: Drums, Percussion
Andy Newmark: Drums
Harvey Mason, Sr.: Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone
Joel O'Brien: Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone
Ralph MacDonald: Percussion
Bobbye Hall: Bongos, Congas, Tambourine, Shaker, Bells
Teresa Calderon: Congas
Curtis Amy: Baritone Sax, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Flute
Tom Scott: Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax
Mike Altschul: Saxophone, Woodwind
Jim Horn: Saxophone
Dick Hyde: Trombone
Charles Loper: Trombone
George Bohannon: Trombone, Euphonium
Oscar Brashear: Flugelhorn
Al Aarons: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Robert Bryant: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Chuck Findley: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ollie Mitchell: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Harry "Sweets" Edison: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Gene Goe: Horn
Fred Jackson, Jr.: Horn
William "Buddy" Collette: Woodwind
William Green: Woodwind
Plas Johnson: Woodwind
Ernie Watts: Woodwind, Flute, Saxophone
Denis Brott: Cello
Nina DeVeritch: Cello
Gottfried Hoogeveen: Cello
Dennis Karmazyn: Cello
Terry King: Cello
Judith Perett: Cello
Nathaniel Rosen: Cello
Fred Seykora: Cello
Jeff Solow: Cello
David Campbell: Viola, Arranger, Conductor
Denyse Buffum: Viola
Alan DeVeritch: Viola
Carole Mukogawa: Viola
Dan Neufeld: Viola
Paul Polivnik: Viola
Thomas Buffum: Violin
Eliot Chapo: Violin
Glen Dicterow: Violin
Marcy Dicterow: Violin
Maurice Dicterow: Violin
Bobby DuBow: Violin
Ronald Folsom: Violin
Richard Kaufman: Violin
Kathleen Lenski: Violin
Robert Lipsett: Violin
Gordon Marron: Violin
Jay Rosen: Violin
Sheldon Sanov: Violin
Haim Shtrum: Violin
Barry Socher: Violin
Lya Stern: Violin
Polly Sweeney: Violin
Hari Tsumura: Violin
Miwako Watanabe: Violin
Kenneth Yerke: Violin
Norman Kurban: Arranger, Conductor
Louise Goffin: Backing Vocals
Sherry Goffin: Backing Vocals
Delores Hall: Backing Vocals
Merry Clayton: Backing Vocals
Julia Tillman: Backing Vocals
Abigale Haness: Backing Vocals
The Eddie Kendricks Singers: Backing Vocals
The Mitchell/Taylor Boy-and-Girl Choir: Backing Vocals (courtesy of Warner Bros. Records and Reprise Records)

Andrew Berliner: Engineer
Hank Cicalo: Engineer
Eric Wienbang: Engineer
Norm Kinney: Assistant Engineer, Engineer
Milt Calice: Assistant Engineer
Steve Mitchell: Assistant Engineer
Gerry Goffin: Mixing

Lou Adler: Compilation Producer
Reissue Producer: Bob Irwin
Vic Anesini: Digital Mastering at Sony Music Studios, New York
Jerry Shulman & Gary Pacheco: Executive Directors
Penny Armstrong: Project Director
Howard Frank: Project Manager for Ode Records
Stephen K. Peeples: Liner Notes & Discographical Information
Dave Burle: Art Direction & Design, Coastal Services Company
Ode Sounds & Visuals: Photos
Julie Baker: Project Assistance

© 1994 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

Originally Recorded 1971 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.

Originally Released 1968, 1970, 1971 Ode Records

P 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1994 Ode Records

Manufactured by Epic, A Division of Sony Music