‘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.