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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

In January 1961.

In January 1961, “Time Records” label released “Showboat”, the twelve Kenny Dorham album. It was recorded in December 1960, and was produced by Bob Shad.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Dorham – trumpet
  • Jimmy Heath – tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Drew – piano
  • Jimmy Garrison – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jerome Kern.

  1. Why Do I Love You?
  2. Nobody Else But Me
  3. Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
  4. Make Believe
  5. Ol’ Man River
  6. Bill

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Jazzland” label released “Tough Tenors”, an album by Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. It was recorded in November 1960, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – tenor saxophone 
  • Junior Mance – piano
  • Larry Gales – bass
  • Ben Riley – drums

Track listing:

  1. Tickle Toe – Lester Young
  2. Save Your Love for Me – Buddy Johnson
  3. Twins – Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Johnny Griffin
  4. Funky Fluke – Bennie Green
  5. Imagination – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Soft Winds – Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson

In October 1961.

In October 1961, “Atlantic” label released “The Genius Sings the Blues”, the ninth Ray Charles album. It was recorded 1952 – 1960, and was produced by Ahmet Ertegün and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles – vocals, piano, organ
  • Marcus Belgrave – trumpet
  • Joe Bridgewater – trumpet
  • Riley Webb – trumpet
  • John Hunt – trumpet 
  • David Newman – alto, baritone and tenor saxophone 
  • Bennie Crawford – baritone saxophone
  • Don Wilkerson – tenor saxophone
  • Edgar Willis – bass 
  • Roosevelt Sheffield – bass
  • Teagle Fleming – drums
  • William Peeples – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Charles, except where noted.

  1. Early in the Mornin’ – Dallas Bartley, Leo Hickman, Louis Jordan
  2. Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
  3. The Midnight Hour – Sam Sweet
  4. (Night Time Is) The Right Time – Napoleon Brown, Ozzie Cadena, Lew Herman
  5. Feelin’ Sad – Guitar Slim
  6. Ray’s Blues
  7. I’m Movin’ On – Hank Snow
  8. I Believe to My Soul
  9. Nobody Cares
  10. Mr. Charles’ Blues
  11. Some Day Baby
  12. I Wonder Who

In September 1961.

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In September 1961, “Mercury” label released “Pre-Bird”, the 18th Charles Mingus album. It was recorded in May 1960, and was produced by Leonard Feather.

Personnel:

  • Charles Mingus – bass
  • Paul Bley – piano
  • Roland Hanna – piano
  • Gunther Schuller – conductor
  • Marcus Belgrave – trumpet
  • Ted Curson – trumpet
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Hobart Dotson – trumpet
  • Richard Williams – trumpet
  • Robert Di Domenica – flute
  • Eric Dolphy – alto saxophone, flute
  • Booker Ervin – saxophone
  • Yusuf Lateef – saxophone, flute
  • John LaPorta – saxophone
  • Danny Bank – saxophone
  • Bill Barron – saxophone
  • Joe Farrell – saxophone
  • Eddie Bert – trombone
  • Slide Hampton – trombone
  • Jimmy Knepper – trombone
  • Charles “Majeed” Greenlee – trombone
  • George Scott – drums
  • Dannie Richmond – drums
  • Sticks Evans – drums
  • Max Roach – drums
  • Lorraine Cusson – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Mingus, except where noted.

  1. Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn / Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  2. Prayer For Passive Resistance
  3. Eclipse
  4. Mingus Fingus No. 2
  5. Weird Nightmare
  6. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me – Duke Ellington, Bob Russell / I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, John Redmond
  7. Bemoanable Lady
  8. Half-Mast Inhibition

On August 21, 2021.

On August 21, 2021, Don Everly died aged 84. He was musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, member of the Everly Brothers (with his brother Phil). Regarded as pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll, they began recording music in 1956, and had the first hit “Bye Bye Love” in 1957. In the period from 1958 to 1960, Everly Brothers had number of hits including “Wake Up Little Susie”, “All I Have to Do Is Dream”, and “Problems”. In the 1960s their vocal harmonies influenced many musicians and bands including the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. In 1986, Everly Brothers were the first group to be inaugurated in the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” (together with Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis).

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 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 1961.

In May 1961, “Blue Note” label released “Goin’ Up”, the second Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded in November 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Hank Mobley – tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones – drums

Track listing:

  1. Asiatic Raes – Kenny Dorham
  2. The Changing Scene – Hank Mobley
  3. Karioka – Kenny Dorham
  4. A Peck a Sec – Hank Mobley
  5. I Wished I Knew – Bill Smith
  6. Blues for Brenda – Freddie Hubbard

In April 1961.

In April 1961, “Columbia” label released “Listen to Cliff!”, the third Cliff Richard studio album. It was recorded in 1960, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Norrie Paramor.

Personnel:

  • Cliff Richard – lead vocals
  • Hank Marvin – lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch – rhythm guitar
  • Jet Harris – bass guitar
  • Tony Meehan – drums
  • Malcolm Addey – engineer

Track listing:                                                       

  1. What’d I Say – Ray Charles
  2. Blue Moon – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  3. True Love Will Come to You – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  4. Lover – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  5. Unchained Melody – Alex North, Hy Zaret
  6. Idle Gossip – Floyd Huddleston, Joseph Meyer
  7. First Lesson in Love – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  8. Almost Like Being in Love – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
  9. Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Dream – Georges Bizet, Oscar Hammerstein II
  10. Memories Linger On – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  11. Temptation – Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed
  12. I Live for You – Peter Chester, Bruce Welch
  13. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer
  14. I Want You to Know – Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino
  15. We Kiss in a Shadow – Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers