On December 8, 1978.

On December 8, 1978, “Virgin” label released “Public Image: First Issue”, the debut  Public Image Ltd, album. It was recorded July – November 1978, at “The Manor Studio”, “Shipton-on-Cherwell”, “Wessex Studios”, “Gooseberry Sound Studios”, “Townhouse Studios” and “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by John Lydon, Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and Jim Walker.

Personnel:

  • John Lydon– vocals, piano
  • Keith Levene– guitar
  • Jah Wobble– vocals, bass, fire extinguisher
  • Jim Walker– vocals, drums

Track listing:

All lyrics by John Lydon, all music by John Lydon, Keith Levene, Jah Wobble and Jim Walker.

  1. Theme
  2. Religion I
  3. Religion II
  4. Annalisa
  5. Public Image
  6. Low Life
  7. Attack
  8. Fodderstompf

On December 8, 1977.

On December 8, 1977, “A&M” label released “Feels So Good”, the 14th Chuck Mangione album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Chuck Mangione.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Mangione: flugelhorn, electric piano
  • Chris Vadala: soprano, alto and baritone saxes; piccolo, flute and alto flute
  • Grant Geissman: electric, acoustic, 12-string and classical guitars
  • Charles Meeks: bass
  • James Bradley, Jr.: drums, congas, timbales

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Mangione.

  1. Feels So Good
  2. Maui-Waui
  3. Theme from Side Street
  4. Hide & Seek (Ready or Not Here I Come)
  5. Last Dance
  6. The XIth Commandment

 

In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Verve” label released “These are the Blues”, the 30th Ella Fitzgerald album. It was recorded October 28 – 29, 1963, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Ella Fitzgerald- vocals
  • Roy Eldridge- trumpet
  • Wild Bill Davis- electronic organ
  • Herb Ellis- guitar
  • Ray Brown- double bass
  • Gus Johnson- drums

Track listing:

  1. Jailhouse Blues – Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams
  2. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) – Leroy Carr, Don Raye
  3. See See Rider – Ma Rainey
  4. You Don’t Know My Mind – Gray, Virginia Liston, Williams
  5. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones
  6. How Long, How Long Blues – Leroy Carr
  7. Cherry Red – Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner
  8. Downhearted Blues – Lovie Austin, Alberta Hunter
  9. Louis Blues – W. C. Handy
  10. Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya – Louis Armstrong

In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Argo” label released “Here’s Love”, the eleventh Hank Jones album. It was recorded on October 19, 1963, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Hank Jones- piano
  • Kenny Burrell- guitar
  • Milt Hinton- bass
  • Elvin Jones- drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Meredith Wilson

  1. Here’s Love
  2. My Wish
  3. You Don’t Know
  4. Dear Mister Santa Claus
  5. That Man Over There
  6. Arm in Arm
  7. The Big Clown Balloons
  8. Love, Come Take Me Again
  9. Pine Cones and Holly Berries
  10. My State, My Kansas, My Home

On December 6, 1977.

On December 6, 1977, “Hi” label released “The Belle Album”, the 12th Al Green studio album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Al Green.

Personnel:

  • Al Green– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Reuben Fairfax, Jr.– bass guitar, bell lyre
  • James Bass– electric guitar
  • Margaret Foxworth, Linda Jones, Harvey Jones – background vocals
  • Purvis Leon Thomas – clavinet, Fender Rhodes piano
  • Johnny Brown– acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes piano
  • Fred Jordan – Fender Rhodes piano, RolandString Ensemble, Polyphonic Orchestration, trumpet, flugelhorn
  • John Toney– drums, Syndrum
  • Rob Payne – Syndrum
  • Ardis Hardin– drums
  • Buddy Jarrett– alto sax
  • Darryl Neely– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Ron Echols– tenor and baritone sax

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green, Fred Jordan and Reuben Fairfax, Jr.

  1. Belle
  2. Loving You
  3. Feels Like Summer
  4. Georgia Boy
  5. I Feel Good
  6. All N All
  7. Chariots of Fire
  8. Dream

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Blue Note” label released “True Blue”, the second Tina Brooks  studio album. It was recorded in June 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Tina Brooks- tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Duke Jordan– piano
  • Sam Jones– bass
  • Art Taylor- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tina Brooks except where noted.

  1. Good Old Soul
  2. Up Tight’s Creek
  3. Theme for Doris
  4. True Blue
  5. Miss Hazel
  6. Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You – Jack Segal, Marvin Fisher

 

On December 5, 1995.

On December 5, 1995, “Epic” label released “Merkin Ball”, a two-song single  by Pearl Jam. The single features Neil Young and is a companion to his 1995 album, “Mirror Ball”. It was recorded February 7 – 10, 1995, at “Bad Animals” in Seattle, Washington, and was produced by Brett Eliason.

Personnel:

  • Eddie Vedder– vocals, guitar
  • Jeff Ament– bass guitar
  • Jack Irons– percussion, drums
  • Neil Young– vocals, guitar, pump organ
  • Brendan O’Brien– bass guitar
  • Joel Bernstein– portraits
  • Brett Eliason – engineering, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Eddie Vedder.

  1. I Got Id
  2. Long Road