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Nina Simone: Broadway – Blues Ballads

In November 1964, “Philips” label released “Broadway-Blues-Ballads”, the eleventh Nina Simone album. It was recorded in 1964, in New York City, and was produced by Hal Mooney.

Personnel:

  • Nina Simone – vocals, piano, arranger
  • Bobby Hamilton – drums
  • Lisle Atkinson – percussion
  • Rudy Stevenson – flute
  • Horace Ott – arranger, conductor
  • Hal Mooney – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
  2. Night Song – Lee Adams, Charles Strouse
  3. The Laziest Gal in Town – Cole Porter
  4. Something Wonderful – Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers
  5. Don’t Take All Night – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  6. Nobody – Alex Rogers, Bert Williams
  7. I Am Blessed – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  8. Of This I’m Sure – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  9. See-Line Woman – traditional, George Bass, Nina Simone
  10. Our Love (Will See Us Through) – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  11. How Can I? – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  12. The Last Rose of Summer – Thomas Moore, Richard Alfred Milliken, Nina Simone

Sonny Stitt: Soul People

In September 1965, “Prestige” label released “Soul People”, the 50th Sonny Stitt album. It was recorded in 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena, Bob Porter and Cal Lampley.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Stitt – alto saxophone and tenor saxophone
  • Booker Ervin – tenor saxophone
  • Grant Green – guitar
  • Vinnie Corrao – guitar
  • Don Patterson – organ
  • Billy James – drums

Track listing:

  1. Soul People – Sonny Stitt
  2. Sonny’s Book – Sonny Stitt
  3. “C” Jam Blues – Duke Ellington
  4. Medley: I Can’t Get Started / The Masquerade Is Over – Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin / Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel

The Animals: Same

In September 1964, “MGM” label released the self-titled, debut Animals (The) album. It was recorded January – July 1964, and was produced by Mickie Most.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon – vocals
  • Hilton Valentine – guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Price – organ, vibraphone, guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Chas Chandler – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Steel – drums
  • Val Valentin – engineer

Track listing:

  1. The House of the Rising Sun – traditional, arranged by Alan Price
  2. The Girl Can’t Help It – Bobby Troup
  3. Blue Feeling – Jimmy Henshaw
  4. Baby Let Me Take You Home – Wes Farrell, Bert Russell
  5. The Right Time – Lew Herman
  6. Talkin’ Bout You – Ray Charles
  7. Around and Around – Chuck Berry
  8. I’m in Love Again – Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino
  9. Gonna Send You Back to Walker – Johnnie Mae Matthews
  10. Memphis, Tennessee – Chuck Berry
  11. I’m Mad Again – John Lee Hooker
  12. I’ve Been Around – Fats Domino

Johnny Cash & June Carter: Carryin’ On with Johnny Cash & June Carter

On August 1, 1967, “Columbia” label released “Carryin’ On with Johnny Cash & June Carter” album by Johnny Cash and June Carter. It was recorded August 1964 – May 1967, and was produced by Don Law.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • June Carter – vocals
  • Carl Perkins, Luther Perkins, Bob Johnson – guitar
  • Norman Blake – guitar, dobro
  • Marshall Grant – bass
  • W.S. Holland – drums
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Bill McElhiney, Karl Garvin – trumpet
  • Phil Balsey, Jan Howard, The Carter Family – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Long Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man – Marshall Grant
  2. Shantytown – Johnny Cash, June Carter
  3. It Ain’t Me Babe – Bob Dylan
  4. Fast Boat to Sydney – June Helen Carter, Anita Carter
  5. Pack Up Your Sorrows – Richard Farina, Pauline Marden
  6. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles
  7. Jackson – Billy Ed Wheeler, Jerry Leiber
  8. Oh What a Good Thing We Had – Johnny Cash, June Carter
  9. You’ll Be All Right – Johnny Cash, June Carter
  10. No No No – Johnny Cash
  11. What’d I Say – Ray Charles

Wayne Shorter: JuJu

In July 1965, “Blue Note” label released “JuJu”, the fifth Wayne Shorter album. It was recorded in August 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, in New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone
  • McCoy Tyner – piano
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Elvin Jones – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Wayne Shorter.

  1. JuJu
  2. Deluge
  3. House of Jade
  4. Mahjong
  5. Yes or No
  6. Twelve More Bars to Go

The 4 Seasons: Rag Doll

In July 1964, “Philips” label released “Rag Doll”, the seventh 4 Seasons (The) album. It was recorded in 1964, at “Atlantic Studios” and “Stea-Philips”, and was produced by Bob Crewe.

Personnel:

  • Frankie Valli – lead vocal 
  • Bob Gaudio – vocals, keyboards 
  • Tommy DeVito – vocals, lead guitar 
  • Nick Massi – vocals, bass guitar, vocal arrangements
  • Bob Crewe – arrangements, sleeve notes
  • Denny Randell – arrangements
  • Tom Dowd – engineer
  • Gordon Clark – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Gaudio, except where noted.

  1. Save It for Me – Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
  2. The Touch of You
  3. Danger – Bob Gaudio, Sandy Linzer
  4. Marcie – Bob Gaudio, Sandy Linzer
  5. No One Cares
  6. Rag Doll – Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
  7. An Angel Cried
  8. Funny Face – Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
  9. Huggin’ My Pillow – Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
  10. The Setting Sun
  11. Ronnie – Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
  12. On Broadway Tonight – Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio

Randy Weston: Uhuru Afrika

In April 1961, “Roulette” label released “Uhuru Afrika”, the thirteenth Randy Weston album. It was recorded in November 1960, at “Bell Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Teddy Reig. The album features lyrics and liner notes by the poet Langston Hughes and was banned in South Africa in 1964.

Personnel:

  • Randy Weston – piano
  • Clark Terry – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Benny Bailey, Richard Williams, Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
  • Slide Hampton, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson – trombone
  • Julius Watkins – French horn
  • Gigi Gryce – alto saxophone, flute
  • Yusef Lateef – tenor saxophone, flute, oboe
  • Sahib Shihab – alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Budd Johnson – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Jerome Richardson – baritone saxophone, piccolo
  • Cecil Payne – baritone saxophone
  • Les Spann – guitar, flute
  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • George Duvivier, Ron Carter – bass
  • Max Roach, Charlie Persip – drums, percussion
  • Wilbert Hogan – drums
  • Babatunde Olatunji – percussion
  • Armando Peraza – bongos
  • Candido Camero – congas
  • Martha Flowers, Brock Peters – vocals
  • Tuntemeke Sanga – narrator
  • Melba Liston – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Weston, except where noted.

  1. Introduction: Uhuru Kwanza – Langston Hughes
  2. First Movement: Uhuru Kwanza
  3. Second Movement: African Lady – Randy Weston, Langston Hughes
  4. Third Movement: Bantu
  5. Fourth Movement: Kucheza Blues

Larry Young: Into Somethin’

In March 1965, “Blue Note” label released “Into Somethin’”, the fourth Larry Young album. It was recorded in November 1964, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Larry Young – organ
  • Grant Green – guitar
  • Sam Rivers – tenor saxophone
  • Elvin Jones – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Young, except where noted.

  1. Tyrone
  2. Plaza De Toros – Grant Green
  3. Paris Eyes
  4. Backup
  5. Ritha

Léo Ferré: Verlaine et Rimbaud

In December 1964, “Barclay” label released “Verlaine et Rimbaud”, the thirteenth Léo Ferré album. It was recorded in May 1964, at “Barclay Studio” in Paris. This was one of the first double albums in the history oi the modern music.

Personnel:

  • Léo Ferré – vocals, piano, liner notes
  • Barthélémy Rosso – guitar
  • Lionel Gali – violin
  • Janine de Waleyne – backing vocals
  • Orchestra of session musicians
  • Jean-Michel Defaye – arranger, orchestra conductor
  • Gerhard Lehner – engineer
  • Maurice Frot – artwork
  • Hubert Grooteclaes – photography
  • Jean Fernandez – executive producer

All music by Léo Ferré, all lyrics as noted.

  1. Écoutez la chanson bien douce – Paul Verlaine
  2. Chanson de la plus haute tour – Arthur Rimbaud
  3. Il patinait merveilleusement – Paul Verlaine
  4. Mon rêve familier – Paul Verlaine
  5. Soleils couchants – Paul Verlaine
  6. Les Assis – Arthur Rimbaud
  7. L’espoir luit comme un brin de paille dans l’étable – Paul Verlaine
  8. Art poétique – Paul Verlaine
  9. Pensionnaires – Paul Verlaine
  10. Âme, te souvient-il ? – Paul Verlaine
  11. Le Buffet – Arthur Rimbaud
  12. Les Poètes de sept ans – Arthur Rimbaud
  13. Chanson d’automne – Paul Verlaine
  14. Les Corbeaux – Arthur Eimbaud
  15. Green – Paul Verlaine
  16. Mes Petites Amoureuses – Arthur Rimbaud
  17. Je vous vois encor – Paul Verlaine
  18. L’étoile a pleuré rose – Arthur Rimbaud
  19. Ô triste, triste était mon âme – Paul Verlaine
  20. Rêvé pour l’hiver – Arthur Rimbaud
  21. Clair de lune – Paul Verlaine
  22. Les Chercheuses de poux – Arthur Rimbaud
  23. Ma Bohème – Arthur Rimbaud
  24. Sérénade – Paul Verlaine