Tag Archives: 1961

Joan Baez: Joan Baez Vol 2

In September 1961, “Vanguard” label released “Joan Baez Vol. 2”, the second Joan Baez studio album. It was recorded in 1961, at “Vanguard Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Maynard Solomon.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • The Greenbriar Boys – vocals, accompaniment

Track listing:

All tracks traditional, except where noted.

  1. Wagoner’s Lad
  2. The Trees They Do Grow High
  3. Lily of the West
  4. Silkie (Child no. 113)
  5. Engine 143
  6. Once I Knew a Pretty Girl
  7. Lonesome Road
  8. Banks of the Ohio
  9. Pal of Mine
  10. Barbara Allen (Child no. 84)
  11. The Cherry Tree Carol (Child no. 54)
  12. Old Blue
  13. Railroad Boy
  14. Plaisir d’Amour – Jean-Paul-Égide Martini

The Shadows: Same

In September 1961, “Columbia” label released the self-titled, debut Shadows (The) album. It was recorded October 1960 – June 1961, at “EMI Abbey Road” in London, and was produced by Norrie Paramor.

Personnel:

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

Track listing:

  1. Shadoogie – Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris, Tony Meehan
  2. Blue Star – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  3. Nivram – Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin, Jet Harris
  4. Baby My Heart – Sonny Curtis
  5. See You in My Drums – Tony Meehan
  6. All My Sorrows – Dave Guard, Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds
  7. Stand Up and Say That – Hank Marvin
  8. Gonzales – Jet Harris, Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin
  9. Find Me a Golden Street – Norman Petty
  10. Theme from a Filleted Place – Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris
  11. That’s My Desire – Helmy Kresa, Carroll Loveday
  12. My Resistance Is Low – Hoagy Carmichael
  13. Sleepwalk – Ann Farina, Santo Farina, Johnny Farina, Don Wolf
  14. Big Boy – Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin

Phineas Newborn Jr.: A World of Piano

In June 1962, “Contemporary” label released “A World of Piano!”, the eleventh Phineas Newborn Jr. album. It was recorded October – November 1961, at “Contemporary Records Studio” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lester Koenig.

Personnel:

  • Phineas Newborn Jr. – piano
  • Paul Chambers, Sam Jones – bass
  • Philly Joe Jones, Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

  1. Cheryl – Charlie Parker
  2. Manteca – Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo
  3. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  4. Daahoud – Clifford Brown
  5. Oleo – Sonny Rollins
  6. Juicy Lucy – Horace Silver
  7. For Carl – Leroy Vinnegar
  8. Cabu – Roland Alexander

Andre Previn & J. J. Johnson: Same

In March 1962, “Columbia” label released “André Previn and J. J. Johnson” (subtitled Play Kurt Weill’s Mack the Knife & Bilbao-Song and Other Music from The Three Penny Opera, Happy End, Mahagonny), album by André Previn and J. J. Johnson.It was recorded in December 1961, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Irving Townsend.

Personnel:

  • André Previn – piano
  • J. J. Johnson – trombone
  • Red Mitchell – bass
  • Frank Capp – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Kurt Weill.

  1. Bilbao Song – (from Happy End)
  2. Barbara Song – (from The Three Penny Opera)
  3. Overture – (from The Three Penny Opera)
  4. Seeräuberjenny – (from The Three Penny Opera)
  5. Mack the Knife (Moritat)
  6. Surabaya Johnny – (from Happy End)
  7. Wie man sich bettet – (Meine Herren, meine Mutter prägte from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)
  8. Unzulänglichkeit – (from The ThreePenny Opera)

Ike Quebec: Heavy Soul

In March 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Heavy Soul”, the debut Ike Quebec album. It was recorded in November 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Freddie Roach – organ
  • Milt Hinton – bass
  • Al Harewood – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Ike Quebec, except where noted.

  1. Acquitted
  2. Just One More Chance – Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston
  3. Que’s Dilemma
  4. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? – Jay Gorney, Yip Harburg
  5. The Man I Love – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  6. Heavy Soul
  7. I Want a Little Girl – Murray Mencher, Billy Moll
  8. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez

J. J. Johnson Quartet: A Touch of Satin

In February 1962, “Columbia” label released “A Touch of Satin”, album by J.J. Johnson Quartet (the 21st J.J. Johnson album overall). It was recorded in December 1960 and January 1961, at “Columbia 30th Street Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.

Personnel:

  • J. J. Johnson – trombone
  • Victor Feldman – piano, vibraphone, celeste
  • Sam Jones – bass
  • Louis Hayes – drums

Track listing:

  1. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
  2. Flat Black – J. J. Johnson
  3. Gigi – Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner
  4. Bloozineff – J. J. Johnson
  5. Jackie-ing – Thelonious Monk
  6. Goodbye – Gordon Jenkins
  7. Full Moon and Empty Arms – Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman
  8. Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  9. When the Saints Go Marching In – traditional

Stanley Turrentine: Dearly Beloved

In February 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Dearly Beloved”, the sixth Stanley Turrentine album. It was recorded in June 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Shirley Scott – organ
  • Roy Brooks – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Reid Miles – design
  • Francis Wolff – photography

Track listing:

  1. Baia – Ary Barroso
  2. Wee Hour Theme – Stanley Turrentine
  3. My Shining Hour – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  4. Troubles of the World – traditional
  5. Dearly Beloved – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
  6. Nothing Ever Changes My Love for You – Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal

Dexter Gordon: Dexter Calling…

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

Donald Byrd: Free Form

In October 1966, “Blue Note” label released “Free Form”, the 20th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in December 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Pentecostal Feelin’
  2. Night Flower – Herbie Hancock
  3. Nai Nai
  4. French Spice
  5. Free Form

Donald Byrd: Royal Flush

In September 1962, “Blue Note” label released “Royal Flush”, the 19th Donald Byrd album. It was recorded in September 1961, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone 
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Butch Warren – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Donald Byrd except where noted.

  1. Hush
  2. I’m a Fool to Want You – Joel Herron, Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf
  3. Jorgie’s
  4. Shangri-La
  5. 6M’s
  6. Requiem – Herbie Hancock