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In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Prestige” label released “Bags’ Groove”, the 23rd Miles Davis album. It was recorded June 29 – December 24, 1954, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Sonny Rollins– tenor saxophone
  • Horace Silver– piano
  • Percy Heath– bass
  • Kenny Clarke– drums
  • Milt Jackson– vibraphone
  • Thelonious Monk– piano

Track listing:

  1. Bags’ Groove (Take 1) – Milt Jackson
  2. Bags’ Groove” (Take 2) – Milt Jackson
  3. Airegin – Sonny Rollins
  4. Oleo – Sonny Rollins
  5. But Not for Me (take 2) – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  6. Doxy – Sonny Rollins
  7. But Not for me (Take 2)  – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
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On October 21, 1961.

On October 21, 1961, “Sun” label released “Now Here’s Johnny Cash”, the tenth Johnny Cash album. It was recorded September 1954 – July 17, 1958, and was produced by Sam Phillips and Jack Clement.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocal, guitar
  • Al Casey- guitar
  • Bill Pitzonka – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Sugartime – Odis Echols, Charlie Phillips
  2. Down the Street to 301 – Jack Clement
  3. Life Goes On – Johnny Cash, Jack Clement
  4. Port of Lonely Hearts – Johnny Cash
  5. Cry! Cry! Cry! – Johnny Cash
  6. My Treasure – Johnny Cash
  7. Oh Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
  8. So Doggone Lonesome – Don Gibson
  9. You’re the Nearest Thing to Heaven – Jim Atkins, Johnny Cash, Hoyt Johnson
  10. The Story of a Broken Heart – Sam Phillips
  11. Hey Porter – Johnny Cash
  12. Home of the Blues – Johnny Cash, Glen Douglas, Vic McAlpin

On October 11, 1957.

On October 11, 1957, “Sun” label released “Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar”, the debut Johnny Cash album. It was recorded  September 1954 – August 4, 1957, and was produced by Sam Phillips.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Luther Perkins- electric guitar
  • Marshall Grant– bass
  • Bill Pitzonka – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Cash, except where noted.

  1. The Rock Island Line – unknown author
  2. I Heard That Lonesome Whistle – Jimmie Davis, Hank Williams
  3. Country Boy
  4. If the Good Lord’s Willing – Jerry Reed
  5. Cry! Cry! Cry!
  6. Remember Me – Stuart Hamblen
  7. So Doggone Lonesome
  8. I Was There When It Happened – Jimmie Davis, Fern Jones
  9. I Walk the Line
  10. The Wreck of the Old ’97 – traditional, arranged by Johnny Cash
  11. Folsom Prison Blues
  12. Doin’ My Time – Jimmie Skinner

 

In April 1954.

In April 1954, “Pacific Jazz” label released “Chet Baker Sings”, the ninth Chet Baker album and his debut vocal album. It was recorded on February 15, 1954, and was produced by Richard Bock.

Personnel:

  • Chet Baker- vocals, trumpet
  • Russ Freeman- piano, celesta
  • Carson Smith- double bass
  • Joe Mondragon- double bass
  • Bob Neel – drums
  • Jimmy Bond – double bass
  • Larance Marable- drums
  • Peter Littman – drums
  • Gerald Heard – liner notes
  • William Claxton– photography

Track listing:

  1. But Not for Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  2. Time After Time – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  3. My Funny Valentine – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  4. I Fall in Love Too Easily – Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  5. There Will Never Be Another You – Harry Warren, Mack Gordon
  6. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes) – Hoagy Carmichael
  7. The Thrill is Gone – Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
  8. Look for the Silver Lining – Jerome Kern, Buddy DeSylva

 

In March 1954.

In March 1954, “Philips” label released “Grand Jacques”, the début Jacques Brel album. It was recorded on February 15, 1954.

Personnel:

  • Jacques Brel– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • André Grassi, Glen Powell – arrangements
  • Michel Legrand, André Popp, François Rauber– orchestra conductor
  • Jean-Marie Guérin – mastering
  • Henri Guilbaud – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jacques Brel, except where noted.

  1. La haine
  2. Grand Jacques (C’est trop facile)
  3. Il pleut (Les carreaux)
  4. Le diable (Ça va)
  5. Il peut pleuvoir – Jacques Brel, Glen Powell
  6. Il nous faut regarder
  7. Le fou du roi
  8. C’est comme ça
  9. Sur la place

In February 1981.

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In February 1981, “Sire” label released “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts”, album by Brian Eno and David Byrne. It was recorded August 1979 – October 1980, and was produced by Brian Eno and David Byrne. The album is named after Amos Tutuola’s 1954 novel of the same name. The album cover design was by Peter Saville.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne, Brian Eno– guitars, bass guitars, synthesizers, drums, percussion, found objects
  • John Cooksey – drums
  • Chris Frantz– drums
  • Robert Fripp– Frippertronics
  • Michael “Busta Cherry” Jones – bass
  • Dennis Keeley – bodhrán
  • Bill Laswell– bass
  • Mingo Lewis – batá, sticks
  • Prairie Prince– can, bass drum
  • José Rossy – congas, agong-gong
  • Steve Scales – congas, metals
  • David Van Tieghem– drums, percussion, scrap metal, found objects
  • Tim Wright– click bass
  • Rookson “Help Me Somebody” courtesy of April Potts, recorded at Eglingham Hall

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno and David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. America is Waiting
  2. Mea Culpa
  3. Regiment – Brian Eno, David Byrne, Michael “Busta Cherry”Jones
  4. Help Me Somebody
  5. The Jezebel Spirit
  6. Qu’ran
  7. Moonlight in Glory
  8. The Carrier
  9. A Secret Life
  10. Come With Us

Sampled voices:

  1. America Is Waiting” – Unidentified indignant radio host (Ray Taliaferroof KGO NEWSTALK AM 810), San Francisco, April 1980.
  2. “Mea Culpa” – Inflamed caller and smooth politician replying, both unidentified. Radio call-in show, New York, July 1979″
  3. Regiment” – Dunya Yunis [sic], Lebanesemountain singer, from The Human Voice in the World of Islam (Tangent Records TGS131)
  4. “Help Me Somebody” – Reverend Paul Morton, broadcast sermon, New Orleans, June 1980.
  5. “The Jezebel Spirit” – Unidentified exorcist, New York, September 1980.
  6. “Qu’ran” – Algerian Muslims chanting the Qur’an.
  7. “Moonlight in Glory” – The Moving Star Hall Singers, Sea Island, Georgia. (From The Moving Star Hall Singers, FolkwaysFS 3841), produced by Guy Carawan
  8. “The Carrier” – Dunya Yunis
  9. “A Secret Life” – Samira Tewfik, Lebanese popular singer. (from Les Plus Grandes Artistes du Monde Arabe, EMI)
  10. “Come with Us” – Unidentified radio evangelist, San Francisco, April 1980