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In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Checker Records” label released “Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger”, the fifth Bo Diddley studio album. It was recorded October 1959 – February 1960, and was produced by Leonard Chess, Phil Chess and Bo Diddley.

Personnel:

  • Bo Diddley(Ellas McDaniel) – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Jerome Green – maracas, backing vocals
  • Willie Dixon, Bobby Baskerville – bass
  • Jesse James Johnson – electric bass
  • Billy Downing, Clifton James – drums
  • Lafayette Leake, Otis Spann, Billy Stewart– piano
  • Peggy Jones – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Gene Barge– tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Carter, Harvey Fuqua, Lily “Bee Bee” Jamieson, Gloria Morgan, Nate Nelson – backing vocals
  • Vartan – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Ellas McDaniel, except where noted.

  1. Gunslinger
  2. Ride on Josephine
  3. Doing the Craw-Daddy
  4. Cadillac
  5. Somewhere
  6. Cheyenne
  7. Sixteen Tons – Merle Travis, arranged byEllas McDaniel
  8. Whoa Mule (Shine)
  9. No More Lovin’
  10. Diddling
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In November 1960.

In November 1960, “New Jazz” label released “Forrest Fire”, the fourth Jimmy Forrest album. It was recorded in August 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Forrest- tenor saxophone
  • Larry Young- organ
  • Thornel Schwartz- guitar
  • Jimmie Smith- drums
  • Unknown – congas
  • Esmond Edwards – supervisor
  • Rudy Van Gelder- engineer

Track listing:

  1. Remember – Irving Berlin
  2. Dexter’s Deck – Dexter Gordon
  3. Jim’s Jam – Jimmy Forest
  4. Bags’ Groove – Milt Jackson
  5. When Your Lover Has Gone – Einar Aaron Swan
  6. Help! – Doug Watkins

 

In April 1960.

In April 1960, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, tenth Bill Haley and His Comets album. It was recorded in January 1960, in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli- tenor saxophone
  • Al Rappa- bass guitar

Personnel:

  1. Crazy Man Crazy – Bill Haley
  2. Kansas City- Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Letters in the Sand- Fred Coots, Nick Kenny, Charles Kenny
  4. Shake, Rattle and Roll- Charles Calhoun
  5. I’m in Love Again- Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino
  6. Stagger Lee– traditional, arranged by Lloyd Price
  7. Rock Around the Clock- Jimmy DeKnight, Max Freedman
  8. I Almost Lost My Mind- Ivory Joe Hunter
  9. Blue Suede Shoes- Carl Perkins
  10. My Special Angel- Jimmy Duncan
  11. Blueberry Hill- Vincent Rose, Larry Stock, Al Lewis
  12. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On- Dave “Curlee” Williams

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Atlantic” label released “My Favorite Things”, the seventh John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded in October 1960, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün. In 1998, the album received “Grammy Hall of Fame” award.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– soprano and tenor saxophones
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Steve Davis– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle — engineering
  • Lee Friedlander— photography
  • Loring Eutemey — cover design
  • Bill Coss — liner notes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Oscar Hammerstein II,, Richard Rodgers
  2. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
  3. Summertime – Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin
  4. But Not for Me – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Chess” label released “New Juke Box Hits”, the fifth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in 1960, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry– vocals, guitars
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Reggie Boyd – bass
  • Fred Below, Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Leroy C. Davis – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. I’m Talking About You
  2. Diploma for Two
  3. Thirteen Question Method
  4. Away from You
  5. Don’t You Lie to Me – Hudson Whittaker
  6. The Way It Was Before
  7. Little Star
  8. Route 66 – Bobby Troup
  9. Sweet Sixteen – Joe Josea, B. King
  10. Run Around
  11. Stop and Listen
  12. Rip It Up – John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell

 

 

 

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Reprise” label released “Ring-a-Ding-Ding!”, album by Frank Sinatra. It was recorded December 1960, in Los Angeles.

Personnel:

  • Frank Sinatra- vocals
  • Johnny Mandel- arranger, conductor
  • Felix Slatkin- conductor
  • Don Fagerquist, John Anderson – trumpet
  • Frank Rosolino- trombone
  • Bud Shank- flute
  • Bill Miller – piano
  • Emil Richards- vibraphone

Track listing:

  1. Ring-a-Ding Ding! – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  2. Let’s Fall in Love – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  3. Be Careful, It’s My Heart – Irving Berlin
  4. A Foggy Day – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  5. A Fine Romance – Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
  6. In the Still of the Night – Cole Porter
  7. The Coffee Song – Bob Hilliard, Dick Miles
  8. When I Take My Sugar to Tea – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain, Pierre Norman
  9. Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Irving Berlin
  10. You’d Be So Easy to Love – Cole Porter
  11. You and the Night and the Music – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  12. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Irving Berlin

On October 24, 2017.

On October 24, 2017, Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. died aged 89. Being pianist, singer and song-writer, he is regarded as one of the Rock and Roll pioneers and most important artists in the popularization of the early rock and roll. He had 11 top 10 hits between 1955 and 1960, and 35 records in the U.S. Billboard Top 40. His best known songs are “Ain’t That a Shame” and “Blueberry Hill”, and he has sold more than 65 million records worldwide. Fats Domino was one the first musicians inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.