In January 1968.

In January 1968, “Milestone” label released “The Kicker”, the debut Joe Henderson album. It was recorded in August 1967, at “Plaza Sound Studio” in New York City and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Mike Lawrence – trumpet
  • Grachan Moncur III – trombone
  • Kenny Barron – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Henderson except where noted.

  1. Mamacita
  2. The Kicker
  3. Chelsea Bridge – Billy Strayhorn
  4. If
  5. Nardis – Miles Davis
  6. Without a Song – Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans
  7. O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved) – Vinicius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim
  8. Mo’ Joe

In January 1968.

In January 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Open House”, the 45th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography
  • Leonard Feather – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Open House – Jimmy Smith
  2. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  3. Sista Rebecca – Jimmy Smith
  4. Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

On January 8, 2021.

On January 8, 2021, “Mailboat Records” label released “Lockdown 2020”, the second Sammy Hagar & The Circle album.

Personnel:

  • Sammy Hagar – lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, recording, liner notes
  • Vic Johnson – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals, recording, photography
  • Michael Anthony – bass guitar, backing vocals, recording
  • Jason Bonham – drums, percussion, backing vocals, recording
  • Jamieson Durr – recording, editing, mixing, photography, liner notes
  • Justin Weiss – mastering
  • Jesse Bale, Kari Hagar, Michele Johnson, Sue Anthony – photography

Track listing:

  1. Funky Feng Shui
  2. Won’t Get Fooled Again
  3. Good Enough
  4. Three Little Birds
  5. Whole Lotta Rosie
  6. For What It’s Worth
  7. Keep A – Knockin’
  8. Right Now
  9. Don’t Tell Me What Love Can Do
  10. Sympathy for the Human
  11. Heroes

On January 7, 1985.

On January 7, 1985, “Warner Bros” label released “20/20”, the 22nd George Benson studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Amigo Studios”, “Devonshire Sound Studios”, “Bill Schnee Studios” in Hollywood, “Atlantic Studios”, “A&R Recording”, “Automated Sound Studios”, “Rosebud Recording”, “The Hit Factory”, “the Review Room”, “Avatar Studios”, “Sigma Sound Studios” in New York City, “Grand Slam Studios” in New Jersey, “House of Music” in Orange, NJ, “Bossa Nova Hotel”, “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Russ Titelman, Michael Masser, Daniel Sembello and Michael Sembello.

Personnel:

  • George Benson – lead and harmony vocals, guitar
  • Michael Sembello – guitars, drum programming, backing vocals
  • Dann Huff – guitar
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar
  • Cecil Womack – guitar, backing vocals
  • David Williams – rhythm guitar
  • Freddie Green – rhythm guitar
  • Joe Sample – acoustic piano
  • Wells Christie – Synclavier programming
  • Randy Waldman – keyboards, synthesizers, arrangements
  • James Newton Howard – acoustic piano, synthesizers, string arrangements
  • Clifford Carter – keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming
  • Rob Mounsey – Synclavier, vocoder, synthesizer bass
  • Richard Tee – Fender Rhodes, synthesizer bass
  • Daniel Sembello – DX7 Rhodes, synthesizer bass, synthesizers, drum programming, ride cymbal
  • Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, synthesizer programming, arrangements
  • Randy Goodrum – synthesizer programming, Oberheim DMX, Oberheim DSX sequencer
  • Barnaby Finch – DX7 Rhodes
  • Dave Grusin – string synthesizer, flute
  • Neil Larsen – synthesizers
  • Randy Kerber – keyboards
  • Marcus Miller – bass
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Earl May – bass
  • Anthony Jackson – bass
  • Neil Stubenhaus – bass
  • Clif Magness – drum programming, track arrangements
  • Russ Titelman – drum programming
  • Steve Ferrone – additional drums
  • Dave Weckl – additional drums, additional cymbals
  • Bryan Lee Janszen – Simmons drum programming
  • Carlos Vega – drums
  • John Robinson – drums
  • Steve Kipner – Oberheim DMX, Oberheim DSX sequencer
  • Rick Shlosser – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – finger cymbals
  • Ralph MacDonald – triangle, percussion
  • Gary Herbig – saxophone
  • Kim Hutchcroft – saxophone
  • Frank Wess – alto saxophone
  • Charles Williams – alto saxophone
  • Robert Eldridge – baritone saxophone
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Robin Eubanks – trombone
  • Slide Hampton – trombone
  • Benny Powell – trombone
  • Dave Taylor – trombone
  • Gary Grant – trumpet
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet
  • Earl Gardner – trumpet
  • Joe Newman – trumpet
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • Felix Vega – trumpet
  • George Young – flute
  • Frank Foster – horn arrangements, conductor
  • Ralph Burns – string arrangements, conductor
  • Michael Masser – rhythm track arrangements
  • Gene Page – rhythm track and string arrangements
  • Roberta Flack – lead vocals
  • Patti Austin – backing and harmony vocals
  • Gordon Grody – backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Richard Marx – backing vocals
  • Deborah Thomas – backing vocals
  • James Taylor – backing and harmony vocals
  • Linda Womack – backing vocals
  • David Cochrane – backing vocals
  • Darryl Phinnessee – backing vocals
  • Russ Titelman – executive producer
  • Mary Melia – production coordinator
  • Jim Boyer, Lee Herschberg, Gary Ladinsky, Michael Mancini, Elliot Scheiner, Russell Schmitt, Thom Wilson – engineer
  • Dick Bogart, Kendal Brown, Dean Burt, John Convertino, Jim Gallagher, Josiah Gluck, Cliff Hodson, John Rollo, Nicholas Spigel – additional engineering
  • Michael Abbott, Mike Allaire, Nelson Ayers, Mike Birnholz, Paul Brown, Ollie Cotton, Nick Delre, Paul Higgins, Steve Hirsch, Cliff Jones, Barbara Ivone, Leslie Klein, Robin Laine, Bruce Lampcov, James Nichols, Bobby Warner, Jay Willis – engineer assistant
  • Jim Boyer, Ed Rak, Elliot Scheiner, Russ Titelman – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Simon Levy – art direction
  • Kav DeLuxe – design
  • Richard Bomersheim – photography

Track listing:

  1. No One Emotion – Cliff Magness, Mark Mueller, Tom Keane
  2. Please Don’t Walk Away – James Newton Howard, Steve Lukather
  3. I Just Wanna Hang Around You – Chuz Sembello, Daniel Sembello, Jon Sembello, Michael Sembello
  4. Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You – Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin
  5. Beyond the Sea (la Mer) – Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence
  6. 20/20 – Randy Goodrum, Steve Kipner
  7. New Day – Cecil Womack, Linda Womack
  8. Hold Me – Michael Sembello, Daniel Sembello
  9. Stand Up – Neil Larsen
  10. You Are the Love of My Love – Linda Creed, Michael Masser

In January 1964.

In January 1964, “Blue Note” label released “Una Mas”, the 17th Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded in April 1963, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet, voice
  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Tony Williams – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Dorham, except where noted

  1. Una Mas (One More Time)
  2. Straight Ahead
  3. Sao Paulo
  4. If Ever I Would Leave You – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe

In January 1964.

In January 1964, “Blue Note” label released “One Step Beyond”, the 27th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in April 1963, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Grachan Moncur III – trombone
  • Bobby Hutcherson – vibes
  • Eddie Khan – bass
  • Tony Williams – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean, except where noted.

  1. Saturday and Sunday
  2. Frankenstein – Grachan Moncur III
  3. Blue Rondo
  4. Ghost Town – Grachan Moncur III

On January 4, 2021.

On January 4, 2021, “New West Records” label released “J.T.”, the 19th Steve Earl album. It was recorded with his band The Dukes, in 2020, at Electric Ladyland Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Steve Earle. The album is a tribute to Earle’s oldest son, Justin Townes Earle, who died in August, 2020.

Personnel:

  • Steve Earle – vocals, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, harmonica
  • Chris Masterson – vocals, guitar, mandolin, one finger piano
  • Eleanor Whitmore – vocals, fiddle, mandolin, organ
  • Ricky Ray Jackson – vocals, pedal steel guitar, dobro
  • Jeff Hill – vocals, acoustic and electric bass, cello
  • Brad Pemberton – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Ian Dublin Earle – associate producer
  • Ray Kennedy – recording, mixing, mastering
  • John Rooney – assistant recording
  • Laurence Kern – guitar tech
  • Tom Bejgrowicz – package design, layout
  • Tony Fitzpatrick – cover art
  • Danny Clinch – photography
  • Shervin Lainez – photography
  • Sara Sharpe – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Justin Townes Earle, except where noted.

  1. I Don’t Care
  2. Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving
  3. Maria
  4. Far Away in Another Town – Justin Townes Earle, Scotty Melton
  5. They Killed John Henry
  6. Turn Out My Lights – Justin Townes Earle, Scotty Melton
  7. Lone Pine Hill
  8. Champagne Corolla
  9. The Saint of Lost Causes
  10. Harlem River Blues
  11. Last Words – Steve Earle

In January 1962.

In January 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Dexter Calling…”, the 16th Dexter Gordon album. It was recorded in May 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs. NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Dexter Gordon – tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums

Personnel:

All tracks by Dexter Gordon except where noted.

  1. Soul Sister
  2. Modal Mood – Kenny Drew
  3. I Want More
  4. The End of a Love Affair – Edward Redding
  5. Clear the Dex – Kenny Drew
  6. Ernie’s Tune
  7. Smile – Charlie Chaplin

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