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In August 1960.

In August 1960, “Crown” label released “My Kind of Blues”, the seventh B. B. King studio album. It was recorded 1959 – 1960, at “Chess Records Studios” in Chicago.

Personnel:

  • B.B. King – vocals, guitar
  • Lloyd Glenn – piano
  • Ralph Hamilton – bass
  • Jessie Sailes – drums
  • Hobco Arts – design
  • Joseph Tauber – photography
  • John Marlo – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now – B.B. King, Joe Josea
  2. Mr. Pawnbroker – B.B. King, Jules Taub
  3. Understand – Cecil Gant
  4. Someday Baby – Lightnin’ Hopkins
  5.  Driving Wheel – Roosevelt Sykes
  6. Walking Dr. Bill – Doctor Clayton
  7. My Own Fault – B.B. King
  8. Catfish Blues – Robert Petway, Joe Josea, B.B. King
  9. Hold That Train – Doctor Clayton
  10. Please Set a Date – Minnie McCoy

In August 1959.

In August 1959, “Blue Note” label released “New Soil”, the fifteen Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in May 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Walter Davis Jr. – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Pete LaRoca – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Walter Davis Jr. except where noted.

  1. Hip Strut – Jackie McLean
  2. Minor Apprehension – Jackie McLean
  3. Greasy
  4. Sweet Cakes
  5. Davis Cup

In July 1960.

In July 1960, “Blue Note” label released “Fuego”, the 17th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in October 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs”, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Duke Pearson – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Lex Humphries – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd.

  1. Fuego
  2. Bup a Loup
  3. Funky Mama
  4. Low Life
  5. Lament
  6. Amen

In June 1961.

In June 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Jackie’s Bag”, the 17th Jackie McLean album. It was recorded January 1959 – September 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Tina Brooks – tenor saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet

Track listing:

All tracks by Jackie McLean except where noted.

  1. Quadrangle
  2. Blues Inn
  3. Fidel
  4. Appointment in Ghana
  5. A Ballad for Doll
  6. Isle of Java – Tina Brooks

In May 1959.

In May 1959, “Argo” label released “Red Rodney Returns”, the third Red Rodney album. It was recorded in February 1959, at “Reco Art Studios” in Philadelphia, PA, and was produced by Dave Usher.

Personnel:

  • Red Rodney – trumpet
  • Billy Root – tenor saxophone
  • Danny Kent – piano
  • Jay Cave – double bass
  • Frank Young – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Danny Kent except where noted.

  1. Shaw ‘Nuff – Ray Brown, Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie
  2. Red, Hot and Blue
  3. I Remember You – Victor Schertzinger, Johnny Mercer
  4. 5709
  5. Whirlwind
  6. Jordu – Duke Jordan
  7. Shelley
  8. Two by Two – Jay Cave

In April 1961.

In April 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Home Cookin’”, the 17th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded July 1958 – June 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Percy France – tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes

Track tracks by Jimmy Smith except where noted.

  1. See See Rider – Ma Rainey
  2. Sugar Hill – Kenny Burrell
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. Messin’ Around
  5. Gracie
  6. Come on Baby – Kenny Burrell
  7. Motorin’ Along – Jimmy McGriff

In February 1960.

In February 1960, “Savoy” label released “Blues-ette”, the twelve Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in May 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Benny Golson – tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Jimmy Garrison – bass
  • Al Harewood – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Curtis Fuller except where noted.

  1. Five Spot After Dark – Benny Golson
  2. Undecided – Sydney Robin, Charlie Shavers
  3. Blues-ette
  4. Minor Vamp – Benny Golson
  5. Love Your Spell Is Everywhere – Edmund Goulding, Elsie Janis
  6. Twelve-Inch

In February 1960.

In February 1960, “New Jazz Label” released “Quiet Kenny”, the ninth Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded in November 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Tommy Flanagan – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. Lotus Blossom – Kenny Dorham
  2. My Ideal – Newell Chase, Robin, Whiting
  3. Blue Friday – Kenny Dorham
  4. Alone Together – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  5. Blue Spring Shuffle – Kenny Dorham
  6. I Had the Craziest Dream – Gordon, Warren
  7. Old Folks – Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robison

In january 1961.

In January 1961, “Monument Records” label released “Lonely and Blue”, the second Roy Orbison studio album. It was recorded September 1959, March, August, and September 1960, at “RCA Victor Studios” in Nashville, and was produced by Fred Foster.

Personnel:

  • Roy Orbison – vocal, guitar
  • Bill Porter – engineer
  • Kevin Boutote – mastering
  • Tommy Strong – technician
  • Boudleaux Bryant – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Only the Lonely – Roy Orbison, Joe Melson
  2. Bye Bye Love – Felice & Boudleaux Bryant
  3. Cry – Churchill Kohlman
  4. Blue Avenue – Roy Orbison, Joe Melson
  5. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Don Gibson
  6. Come Back to Me (My Love) – Roy Orbison,, Joe Melson
  7. Blue Angel – Roy Orbison, Joe Melson
  8. Raindrops – Joe Melson
  9. (I’d Be) A Legend in My Time – Don Gibson
  10. I’m Hurtin’ – Roy Orbison, Joe Melson
  11. Twenty-two Days – Gene Pitney
  12. I’ll Say It’s My Fault – Roy Orbison, Fred Foster

In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Prestige Bluesville” label released “Willie’s Blues” the debut is Willie Dixon album. It was recorded in December 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Willie Dixon – vocals, double bass
  • Memphis Slim – piano
  • Gus Johnson – drums
  • Wally Richardson – guitar
  • Al Ashby – tenor saxophone
  • Harold Ashby – tenor saxophone
  • Esmond Edwards – supervisor
  • Dale Wright – liner notes[

Track listing:

  • All tracks by Willie Dixon, except where noted.
  • Nervous
  • Good Understanding
  • That’s My Baby
  • Slim’s Thing – Memphis Slim
  • That’s All I Want Baby
  • Don’t You Tell Nobody
  • Youth to You
  • Sittin’ and Cryin’ the Blues
  • Built for Comfort
  • I Got a Razor
  • Go Easy – Memphis Slim
  • Move Me