John McLaughlin records with L. Shankar, Zakir Hussain, Ramnad Raghavan and T. H. ‘Vikku’ Vinayakram’ ‘Shakti with John McLaughlin’ (1975)
‘Shakti with John McLaughlin’ is the first album (recorded on July 5, 1975) by a group gathering John McLaughlin with L. Shankar on violin, Zakir Hussain on tabla, Ramnad Raghavan on the Mridangam and T. H. ‘Vikku’ Vinayakram on Ghatam; released in 1976 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Joy (John Mclaughlin, Lakshminarayana Shankar) – 18:13 . 2.Lotus Feet (John Mclaughlin) – 4:44 . 3.What Need Have I For This–What Need Have I For That–I Am Dancing At The Feet Of My Lord–All Is Bliss–All Is Bliss (John Mclaughlin, Lakshminarayana Shankar) – 29:03
Musicians : John Mclaughlin – Guitar . L. Shankar – Violin . Ramnad Raghavan – Mridangam . T. H. Vinayakaram – Ghatam And Mridangam . Zakir Hussain – Tabla
Production : Produced By John Mclaughlin . Joseph D’Anna – Engineer . Stan Tonkel – Engineer
Package : Pranavanada – Photography . Danny Wong – Lettering . Marie De Oro – Design
Recorded On July 5, 1975 At Southampton College, Long Island.
Released In 1976 By Columbia.