Max Roach: We Insist

On December 1, 1960, “Candid Records” label released “We Insist!” (subtitled Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite), the 21st Max Roach album. It was recorded April – September 1960, at “Nola Penthouse Sound Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Nat Hentoff.


  • Max Roach– drums
  • Abbey Lincoln– vocals
  • Booker Little– trumpet
  • Julian Priester– trombone
  • Walter Benton– tenor saxophone
  • Coleman Hawkins– tenor saxophone
  • James Schenk – bass
  • Michael Olatunji– vocals, congas
  • Raymond Mantilla– percussion
  • Tomas du Vall – percussion

Track listing:

All lyrics by Oscar Brown, all music by Max Roach.

  1. Driva Man
  2. Freedom Day
  3. Triptych: Prayer/Protest/Peace
  4. All Africa
  5. Tears for Johannesburg

Mel Parsons: Glass Heart

On November 30, 2018, “Cape Road Recordings” label released “Glass Heart”, the fourth Mel Parsons album. It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Mitchell Froom.


  • Mel Parsons – vocals, guitars
  • Adam Levy- guitars
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboards
  • Kaveh Rastegar- bass
  • Ted Poor – drums
  • Josh Logan – vocals
  • Jed Parsons – vocals
  • David Boucher – engineer, mixing
  • Oliver Harmer – mastering
  • Barny Bewick – design
  • Lisa MacIntosh – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mel Parsons.

  1. Blame
  2. I Got the Lonely
  3. Glass Heart
  4. Just Cause You Don’t Want Me
  5. Deadwood
  6. Dream Find
  7. Breaking
  8. Come Over Lover
  9. Bottom of the Street
  10. What Would You Change

Sammy Hagar: Three Lock Box

On November 30, 1982, “Geffen” label released “Three Lock Box”, the seventh Sammy Hagar studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Keith Olsen.


  • Sammy Hagar– lead vocals, guitar
  • Gary Pihl– guitar
  • Jonathan Cain– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Alan Pasqua– keyboards
  • Bill Church– bass guitar
  • David Lauser– drums
  • Patrick Gleason – sound effects
  • Mike Reno– vocals
  • Richard Page– additional backing vocals
  • Tom Kelly– additional backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Sammy Hagar, except where noted.

  1. Three Lock Box
  2. Remote Love
  3. Remember the Heroes – Jonathan Cain, Sammy Hagar
  4. Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy
  5. In the Room
  6. Rise of the Animal
  7. I Wouldn’t Change a Thing
  8. Growing Up
  9. Never Give Up – Keith Olsen, Alan Pasqua
  10. I Don’t Need Love – Bill Church, Sammy Hagar, David Lauser, Gary Pihl


Jade Warrior: Released

On November 29, 1971, “Vertigo” label released “Released”, the second Jade Warrior studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Nova Sound’ in London, and was produce by Tony Duhig and Jon Field.


  • Tony Duhig – guitars
  • Glyn Havard – vocals, bass
  • Allan Price – drums
  • Jon Field – flutes, percussion
  • Dave Connors – alto and tenor saxophones
  • Richard Dodd -engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Duhig, Jon Field, and Glyn Havard.

  1. Three-Horned Dragon King
  2. Eyes on You
  3. Bride of Summer
  4. Water Curtain Cave
  5. Minnamoto’s Dream
  6. We Have Reason to Believe
  7. Barazinbar
  8. Yellow Eyes

Almendra: Same

On November 29, 1969, “Vik” (RCA Victor) label released the debut, self-titled Almendra album. It was recorded April – September 1969, at “TNT Studio” in Buenos Aires, and was produced by Luis Alberto Spinetta, Emilio del Guercio,  Edelmiro Molinari and Rodolfo Garcia.


  • Luis Alberto Spinetta- vocals, guitar, rhythm guitar, harmonica, artwork
  • Emilio del Guercio – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, flute
  • Edelmiro Molinari – guitar, bass guitar, organ, backing vocals
  • Rodolfo García – drums, tambourine, jingle bell, whistling, backing vocals, percussiveaddition
  • Papo, Sam and “other Circus people” – backing vocals
  • Santiago Giacobbe – organ
  • Rodolfo Alchourron – guitar, arrangements, conducting
  • Alicia Varadi – harp
  • Simón Zlotnik – viola
  • Bernardo Stalman – violin
  • Tito Mariano – glockenspiel
  • Walter Cironi – bassoon
  • Gustavo Bergalli – flugelhorn
  • Mario Tenreyro – French horn
  • Carlos Pompeyo – flute
  • Alberto Misrahi – bass clarinet
  • José Bragato – cello
  • Rodolfo Mederos – bandoneón
  • Óscar Figueroa – coordination

Track listing:

All tracks by Luis Alberto Spinetta except where noted.

  1. Muchacha (ojos de papel)
  2. Color humano – Edelmiro Molinari
  3. Figuracion
  4. Ana no duerme
  5. Fermín
  6. Plegaria para un niño dormido
  7. A estos hombres tristes
  8. Que el viento borró tus manos – Emilio del Guercio
  9. Laura va


Kansas: Power

On  November 28, 1986, “MCA” label released “Power”, the tenth Kansas studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “ The Castle” in Franklin, Tennessee, “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Andrew Powell and Phil Ehart.


  • Steve Walsh– lead vocals, keyboards
  • Steve Morse– vocals, lead guitar
  • Rich Williams- guitar
  • Billy Greer– vocals, bass guitar
  • Phil Ehart- drums, executive producer
  • The Philarmonia Orchestraarranged and conducted by Andrew Powell
  • Gary Chang- keyboards programming
  • Travis Bradford, Jerome Olds, Rob Henson, Yonrico Scott, Merle McLain, Doug Baker, Solomon Olds, Cliff Jones – backing vocals
  • Nigel Walker – engineer, mixing
  • Mike Sheady – orchestra recordings engineer
  • Humberto Gatica– mixing
  • Keith Odle, Lance Philips, Darrin Goodwin – engineer assistant
  • George Marino- mastering
  • Andy Engel – design, illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Morse and Steve Walsh except where noted.

  1. Silhouettes in Disguise
  2. Power – Randy Goodrum, Steve Morse, Steve Walsh
  3. All I Wanted
  4. Secret Service – John Booth Aclin, Ron Miller, Steve Morse, Steve Walsh
  5. We’re Not Alone Anymore
  6. Musicatto
  7. Taking In the View
  8. Three Pretenders – Billy Greer, Steve  Morse, Steve Walsh
  9. Tomb 19
  10. Can’t Cry Anymore – Tim Smith, Van Temple

Slade: Play It Loud

On November 28, 1970, “Polydor” label released “Play It Loud”, the second Slade studio album. It was recorded in 1970 and was produced by Chas Chandler.


  • Noddy Holder- lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Dave Hill- lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Lea- bass, violin, backing vocals
  • Don Powell– drums
  • George Chkiantz– engineer
  • Anton Mathews – mixing
  • Hamish and Gustav – design
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography

Track listing:

  1. Raven – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  2. See Us Here – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  3. Dapple Rose – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  4. Could I – Jimmy Griffin, Robb Royer
  5. One Way Hotel – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  6. The Shape of Things to Come – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
  7. Know Who You Are – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell, Dave Hill
  8. I Remember – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  9. Pouk Hill – Jimmy Lea, Noddy Holder, Don Powell
  10. Angelina – Neil Innes
  11. Dirty Joker – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell
  12. Sweet Box – Jimmy Lea, Don Powell

10cc: Ten Out of 10

On November 27, 1981, “Warner Bros” label released “Ten Out of 10”, the eighth 10cc studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman.


  • Eric Stewart– lead vocals, synthesiser, guitars, bass, slide guitar, pianos, percussion, synthesiser strings, rock snare
  • Graham Gouldman– lead vocals, bass, guitars, percussion, double bass, sitar
  • Rick Fenn– guitars, fretless bass, backing vocals
  • Vic Emerson– Synclavier, string synthesiser, piano, electric piano, bass
  • Paul Burgess– drums, percussion
  • Marc Jordan– organ, piano, backing vocals, electric piano
  • Lenni Crookes– sax
  • Simon Phillips– drums
  • Keith Bessey– maracas
  • Andrew Gold– vocals, bass, guitar, piano, electric piano, synthesiser,  vocoder, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Ask – Graham Gouldman
  2. Overdraft in Overdrive – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  3. Don’t Turn Me Away – Eric Stewart
  4. Memories – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  5. Notell Hotel – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  6. Les Nouveaux Riches – Eric Stewart
  7. Action Man in a Motown Suit – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  8. Listen With Your Eyes – Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
  9. Lying Here With You – Graham Gouldman
  10. Survivor – Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart

The Temptations: In a Mellow Mood

On November 27, 1967, “Motown” label released “The Temptations in a Mellow Mood”, the sixth Temptations studio album. It was recorded 1966 – 1967, and was produced by Frank Wilson and Jeffrey Bowen.


  • David Ruffin– vocals
  • Eddie Kendricks– vocals
  • Paul Williams– vocals
  • Melvin Franklin– vocals
  • Otis Williams– vocals
  • B. Barnum– arrangements
  • Oliver Nelson– arrangements
  • Don Costa– arrangements
  • Frank Wilson– executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Hello Young Lovers – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  2. A Taste of Honey – Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott
  3. For Once in My Life – Ron Miller, Orlando Murden
  4. Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  5. Ol’ Man River – Hammerstein, Jerome Kern
  6. I’m Ready for Love – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland
  7. Try to Remember – Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt
  8. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) – Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
  9. What Now My Love? – Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Carl Sigman
  10. That’s Life – Dean Kay, Kelly Gordon
  11. With These Hands – Benny Davis, Abner Silver
  12. The Impossible Dream – Joe Darion, Mitch Leigh

Joe Henderson: Mode for Joe

On November 26, 1966, “Blue Note” label released “Mode for Joe”, the fifth Joe Henderson studio album. It was recorded in January 1966, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Engelwood Cliffs.


  • Joe Henderson– tenor saxophone
  • Lee Morgan– trumpet
  • Curtis Fuller– trombone
  • Bobby Hutcherson– vibes
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Joe Chambers– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson except where noted.

  1. A Shade of Jade
  2. Mode for Joe – Cedar Walton
  3. Black – Cedar Walton
  4. Caribbean Fire Dance
  5. Granted
  6. Free Wheelin’ – Lee Morgan