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In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Getz/Gilberto”,album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto.It was recorded in March 1963, at “A&R Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Creed Taylor. The artwork was by artist Olga Albizu. In 1965, “Getz/Gilberto” received “Grammy Awards” for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album”, “Individual or Group and Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical;” and “Album of the Year”. It is considered to be the album that popularized bossa nova worldwide. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 447 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Stan Getz– tenor saxophone
  • João Gilberto– vocals, guitar
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim– piano
  • Astrud Gilberto – vocals
  • Sebastião Neto – double bass
  • Milton Banana– drums, pandeiro

Track listing:

  1. The Girl from Ipanema – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel
  2. Doralice – Antônio Almeida, Dorival Caymmi
  3. Para Machucar Meu Coração – Ary Barroso
  4. Desafinado – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça
  5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  6. Só Danço Samba – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  7. O Grande Amor – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  8. Vivo Sonhando – Antônio Carlos Jobim




On February 16, 2004.

On February 16, 2004, Doris Elaine Higginsen aka Doris Troy died aged 67. She was singer and songwriter, known by the nick name “Mama Soul”. She had solo career (her biggest hit was “Just One Look” in 1963), but was best known as back-up vocalist for many famous acts including Pink Floyd, Dionne Warwick, The Rolling Stones,  Humble Pie, Nick Drake, Kevin Ayers, Edgar Broughton, George Harrison, Johnny Hallyday, Carly Simon, Vivian Stanshall, Dusty Springfield and Junior Campbell.

In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Capitol” label released “Time to Think”, the seventeenth  Kingston Trio album. It was recorded in 1963, in San Francisco, and was produced by Voyle Gilmore.


  • Bob Shane– vocals, guitar
  • Nick Reynolds– vocals, tenor guitar
  • John Stewart– vocals, banjo, guitar
  • Dean Reilly – bass
  • John Staubard – guitar

Track listing:

  1. Patriot Game – Dominic Behan
  2. Coal Tattoo – Billy Edd Wheeler
  3. Hobo’s Lullaby – Goebel Reeves
  4. Seasons in the Sun – Rod McKuen, Jacques Brel
  5. These Seven Men -John Stewart
  6. Ally Ally Oxen Free – McKuen, Sammy Yates
  7. Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) – Woody Guthrie, Martin Hoffman
  8. No One to Talk My Troubles To – Dick Weissman
  9. If You Don t Look Around – John Stewart
  10. Turn Around – Harry Belafonte, Alan Greene, Nick Reynolds
  11. Song for a Friend – John Stewart
  12. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream – Ed McCurdy

On October 1, 1963.

On October 1, 1963, “Warner Bros” label released “In the Wind”, the third Peter, Paul and Mary album. It was recorded in 1963, and was produced by Albert Grossman and
Milt Okun. At the “Grammy Awards” of 1964, Peter, Paul and Mary cover of “Blowin’ in the Wind” won the “Best Folk Recording” and “Best Performance by a Vocal Group”.


  • Peter Yarrow– vocals, guitar
  • Noel “Paul” Stookey– vocals, guitar
  • Mary Travers– vocals
  • Edgar O. DeHaas – bass
  • Bill Schwartau – recording engineer
  • Barry Feinstein- cover photography
  • Bob Dylan- liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Very Last Day – Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey
  2. Hush-A-Bye – traditional; arranged by Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey
  3. Long Chain On – Jimmy Driftwood
  4. Rocky Road – Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey
  5. Tell It on the Mountain – arranged by Mary Travers, Peter Yarrow, Milt Okun, Noel Stookey
  6. Polly Von” a.k.a. Polly Vaughn and Molly BawnMary Travers, Peter Yarrow, Noel Stookey
  7. Stewball – Mary Travers, Milton Okun, Noel Stookey, Elena Mezzetti
  8. All My Trials – traditional; arranged by Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Mary Travers
  9. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Bob Dylan
  10. Freight Train – Elizabeth Cotten
  11. Quit Your Low Down Ways – Bob Dylan
  12. Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan

In September 1963.

In September 1963, “Verve” label released “Ella and Basie!”, studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie and his orchestra. It was recorded in July 1963, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Norman Ganz.


  • Ella Fitzgerald– vocals
  • The Count Basie Orchestra:
  • Count Basie– piano
  • Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Joe Newman, Don Rader– trumpet
  • Eric Dixon– flute, tenor saxophone
  • Frank Foster, Frank Wess– flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes– baritone saxophone
  • Freddie Green– guitar
  • Benny Powell, Urbie Green, Henry Coker, Grover Mitchell– trombone
  • Flip Ricard– trombone, trumpet
  • Marshal Royal– clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Buddy Catlett– double bass
  • Sonny Payne– drums
  • Quincy Jones– arranger
  • Val Valentin – recording engineer
  • Jay Thompson – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Honeysuckle Rose – Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  2. Deed I Do – Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose
  3. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts
  4. Them There Eyes – Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey
  5. Dream a Little Dream of Me – Fabian Andre, Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt
  6. Tea for Two – Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans
  7. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  8. I’m Beginning to See the Light – Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James
  9. Shiny Stockings – Frank Foster, Ella Fitzgerald
  10. This Is My Last Affair – Haven Johnson
  11. Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Harry Brooks, Razaf, Waller
  12. On the Sunny Side of the Street – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh


In July 1964.

In July 1964, “Impulse” label released ‘The Body & the Soul’, the eighth Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded March –  May, 1963 at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, “Capitol Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Bob Thiele.


  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Wayne Shorter- tenor saxophone, arranger, conductor
  • Curtis Fuller– trombone
  • Eric Dolphy- alto saxophone, flute
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Reggie Workman– bass
  • Louis Hayes– drums
  • Clark Terry, Ed Armour, Richard Williams, Ernie Royal, Al DeRisi – trumpet
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Richardson- tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Charles Davis- baritone saxophone
  • Curtis Fuller, Melba Liston– trombone
  • Robert Powell – tuba
  • Bob Northern- French horn
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums
  • Bob Northern, Julius Watkins- French horns
  • Harry Cykman, Morris Stonzek, Arnold Eidus, Sol Shapiro, Charles McCracken, Harry Katzman, Harry Lookofsky, Gene Orloff, Julius Held, Raoul Poliakin – strings

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard except where noted.

  1. Body and Soul” (Heyman, Sour, Eyton, Green
  2. Carnival (Manha de Carnaval) – Bonfá, Creatore, Peretti, Weiss
  3. Chocolate Shake – Ellington, Webster
  4. Dedicated to You – Cahn, Chaplin, Zaret
  5. Clarence’s Place
  6. Aries
  7. Skylark – Carmichael, Mercer
  8. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) – Ellington, Webster
  9. Thermo

In May 1964.

In May 1964, “Motown” label released “Mary Wells Sings My Guy”, the fourth studio Mary Wells album. It was recorded 1963-1964, and was produced by Smokey Robinson.


  • Mary Wells- lead vocals
  • The Andantes- backing vocals
  • The Love-Tones – backing vocals
  • Eddie Holland- backing vocals
  • The Funk Brothers- instrumentation
  • Dezo Hoffmann- front cover photography
  • Lee Ivory – sleeve notes.

Track listing:

  1. He’s The One I Love – Smokey Robinson
  2. Whisper You Love Me Boy – Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier
  3. My Guy – Smokey Robinson
  4. Does He Love Me – William “Mickey” Stevenson
  5. How? (When My Heart Belongs To You) – Smokey Robinson
  6. He Holds His Own – Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier
  7. My Baby Just Cares for Me – Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson
  8. I Only Have Eyes for You – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  9. You Do Something to Me – Cole Porter
  10. It Had to Be You – Gus Kahn, Isham Jones
  11. If You Love Me (Really Love Me) – Geoffrey Parsons, Marguerite Monnot
  12. At Last – Harry Warren, Mack Gordon