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In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Impulse!” label released “A Monastic Trio”, the first Alice Coltrane album. It was recorded January – June 1968, at John Coltrane home studio in Dix Hills, New York, and was produced by Alice Coltrane. The album is a tribute to her husband, John Coltrane, who had died the year before.

Track listing:

  • Alice Coltrane – harp, piano
  • Pharoah Sanders — tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
  • Jimmy Garrison — bass
  • Ben Riley — drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Alice Coltrane.

  1. Ohnedaruth
  2. Gospel Trane
  3. I Want to See You
  4. Lovely Sky Boat
  5. Oceanic Beloved
  6. Atomic Peace

On December 8, 1968.

On December 8, 1968, “Motown” label released “For Once in My Life”, the ninth studio and the tenth overall Stevie Wonder album. It was recorded December 1967 – August 1968, at “Hitsville U.S.A.” in Detroit, and was produced by Stevoe Wonder, Henry Cosby and Don Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Stevie Wonder – vocals, harmonica, piano, organ, clavinet, drums, percussion
  • Robert White – guitar
  • Earl Van Dyke – piano
  • James Jamerson – bass
  • Uriel Jones – drums
  • The Funk Brothers – various instruments
  • The Originals – backing vocals
  • The Andantes – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. For Once in My Life – Ron Miller, Orlando Murden
  2. Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day – Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  3. You Met Your Match – Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Wonder
  4. I Wanna Make Her Love Me – Henry Cosby, Don Hardaway, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  5. I’m More Than Happy (I’m Satisfied) – Henry Cosby, Cameron Grant, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  6. I Don’t Know Why – Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Paul Riser, Stevie Wonder
  7. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  8. I’d Be a Fool Right Now – Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder
  9. Ain’t No Lovin’ – Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Paul Riser, Stevie Wonder
  10. God Bless the Child – Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday
  11. Do I Love Her – Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy
  12. The House on the Hill – Lawrence Brown, Berry Gordy, Allen Story

On September 11, 2020.

On September 11, 2020, Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert, died aged 77. He was musician (guitar, Hammond organ), singer and songwriter, regarded as reggae pioneer, with six decades long career. He had major influence on popularizing reggae music with songs like “Monkey Man”, “Funky Kingston” and “Pressure Drop”. Even the genre’s name is credited as genesis from his 1968’s song “Do the Reggay”. With his band Toots and the Maytals, he won “Grammy Award” in 2006, for his album “True Love”.

On July 4, 1968.

On July 4, 1968, “Elektra” label released “In My Own Dream”, the fourth Butterfield Blues Band (The) album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by John Court.

Personnel:

  • Paul Butterfield – vocals, harmonica, guitar
  • Elvin Bishop – vocals, guitar
  • Mark Naftalin (credited as Naffy Markham) – keyboards
  • Bugsy Maugh – vocals, bass
  • Phil Wilson – drums, conga
  • Gene Dinwiddie – tenor saxophone, flute, tambourine, mandolin
  • David Sanborn – soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Keith Johnson – trumpet, piano
  • Al Kooper – organ
  • The Icebag Four (Bugsy Maugh, Gene Dinwiddie, Phil Wilson, John Court) – backing vocals
  • William S. Harvey – art direction
  • Gene Szafran – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Last Hope’s Gone – Paul Butterfield, Jim Hayne, David Sanborn
  2. Mine to Love – Bugsy Maugh
  3. Get Yourself Together – Bugsy Maugh
  4. Just to Be with You – Bernie Roth
  5. Morning Blues – Bugsy Maugh
  6. Drunk Again – Elvin Bishop
  7. In My Own Dream – Paul Butterfield

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Pacific Jazz” label released “Powerhouse” the 15th Jazz Crusaders (The) album. It was recorded in July 1968, and was produced by Richard Bock.

Personnel:

  • Wayne Henderson – trombone
  • Wilton Felder – saxophone
  • Joe Sample – keyboards
  • Charles “Buster” Williams – bass
  • Stix Hooper – drums

Track listing:

  1. Promises, Promises – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  2. Love and Peace – Arthur Adams
  3. Hey Jude – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Sting Ray – Wayne Henderson
  5. Fancy Dance – Joe Sample
  6. Love is Blue – André Popp, Blackburn, Pierre Cour
  7. Cookie Man – Wayne Henderson
  8. Upstairs – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  9. Fire Water – Charles Williams

On April 28, 1969.

On April 28, 1969, “Bizarre” label released “An Evening with Wild Man Fischer”, the debut Wild Man Fischer album (Larry Fischer). It was recorded 1968 – 1969, at “Sunset Sound” and “The Log Cabin” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Frank Zappa.

Personnel:

  • Larry Fischer – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Frank Zappa – guitar, various instruments, liner notes
  • The Mothers of Invention – piano, bass, drums
  • Art Tripp – percussion
  • Kim Fowley – recitation
  • Rodney Bingenheimer – recitation
  • The GTOs – recitation
  • Jerry Hansen – engineer
  • Cal Schenkel – art direction
  • Ed Caraeff – photography
  • Henry Diltz – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Fischer.

  1. Merry Go Round
  2. New Kind of Songs for Sale
  3. I’m Not Shy Anymore
  4. The Madness & Ecstasy – introduction by Kim Fowley and Rodney Bingenheimer
  5. Which Way Did the Freaks Go?
  6. I’m Working for the Federal Bureau of Narcotics
  7. The Leaves Are Falling
  8. 85 Times
  9. Cops & Robbers
  10. Monkey Versus Donkeys
  11. Start Life Over Again
  12. The Mope
  13. The Brand New
  14. Who Did It Johnny?
  15. Think of Me When Your Clothes Are Off
  16. Taggy Lee
  17. Rhonda
  18. I Looked Around You
  19. Jennifer Jones
  20. The Taster (fancy version)
  21. The Story of the Taster
  22. The Rocket Rock
  23. The Rocket Rock Explanation & Dialog
  24. Dream Girl
  25. Dream Girl Explanation
  26. Serrano (Sorrento?) Beach
  27. Success Will Not Make Me Happy
  28. Wild Man on the Strip Again
  29. Why I Am Normal
  30. The Wild Man Fischer Story
  31. Balling Isn’t Everything
  32. Ugly Beautiful Girl
  33. Larry & His Guitar
  34. Circle
  35. Larry Under Pressure

On April 4, 1969.

On April 4, 1969, “Uni” label released “Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show”, the fourth Neil Diamond album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Tom Catalano, Chips Moman, Tommy Cogbill and Neil Diamond.

Personnel:

  • Neil Diamond – vocal
  • Gene Brownell – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Diamond.

  1. Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show
  2. Dig In
  3. River Runs, Newgrown Plums
  4. Juliet
  5. Long Gone
  6. And the Grass Won’t Paid No Mind
  7. Glory Road
  8. Deep in the Morning
  9. If I Never Knew Your Name
  10. Memphis Streets
  11. You’re So Sweet, Horseflies Keep Hangin’ Round Your Face
  12. Hurtin’ You Don’t Come Easy

On March 17, 1969.

On March 17, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Freedom Suite” the fifth Rascals studio album. It was recorded May – December 1968, and was produced by Arif Mardin, Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli.

Personnel:

  • Felix Cavaliere – lead and backing vocals, organ, piano
  • Gene Cornish – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Eddie Brigati – lead and backing vocals, conga drums, tambourine
  • Dino Danelli – drums
  • Chuck Rainey – bass guitar
  • Richard Davis – bass guitar
  • Gerald Jemmott – bass guitar
  • King Curtis – tenor saxophone
  • David Newman – tenor saxophone
  • David Brigati – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements
  • Charles Morrow – arrangements
  • Adrian Barber – recording engineer
  • Tom Dowd – recording engineer
  • Don Casale – recording engineers

Track listing:

  1. America the Beautiful – Felix Cavaliere
  2. Me and My Friends – Gene Cornish
  3. Any Dance’ll Do – Felix Cavaliere
  4. Look Around – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  5. A Ray of Hope – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  6. Island of Love – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  7. Of Course – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  8. Love Was So Easy to Give – Gene Cornish
  9. People Got to Be Free – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  10. Baby I’m Blue – Felix Cavaliere
  11. Heaven – Felix Cavaliere
  12. Adrian’s Birthday – Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Dino Danelli
  13. Boom – Dino Danelli
  14. Cute – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Dino Danelli

ON February 23, 2015.

On February 23, 2015, “Test Card Recordings” label released “The Race for Space”, the second Public Service Broadcasting studio album. It was recorded in 2014, at “Jacamar Studios”, “The Pool Studios” and “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by J Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth.

Personnel:

  • J Willgoose, Esq. – guitars, synths, bass, banjo, percussion, sampling
  • Wrigglesworth – drums, vibraphone, handclaps
  • Richard Andrews – piano
  • Mircea Belei – viola
  • Leah Evans – cello
  • Clementine Vale – cello
  • Thomas Greed – violin
  • David Larkin – violin
  • Iain Maxwell – trombone
  • Christopher Smith – trombone 
  • John Moore – baritone saxophone
  • Guy Passey – alto saxophone
  • Sebastian Philpott – trumpet
  • Katherine Blamire – vocals
  • Jessica Davies – vocals
  • Kate Bishop – alto
  • Ruth Kiang – alto
  • Eleanor Minney – alto
  • Helen Parker – alto
  • Emma Brain-Gabbott – soprano
  • Joanna Forbes L’Estrange – soprano, chorus master
  • Chloë Morgan – soprano
  • Ann De Renais – soprano
  • Ben Fleetwood Smyth – tenor
  • Paul Grier – bass
  • James Mawson – bass
  • Joe Stoddart – bass
  • Lawrence Wallington – bass
  • Lawrence White – bass
  • Alex Parish – handclaps, “and tea”
  • Jonathan Sagis – handclaps
  • Sam Wheat – recorder, engineer
  • Joe Rubel – engineer
  • Matt Mysko – assistant engineer
  • Stefano Civetta – second assistant engineer
  • Jonathan Sagis – assistant engineer
  • Tim Young – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Race for Space – John F. Kennedy’s September 1962 Speech (inspiring event)
  2. Sputnik – Sputnik 1 1957 – First satellite (inspiring event)
  3. Gagarin – Vostok 1 1961 – First human in space (inspiring event)
  4. Fire in the Cockpit – Apollo 1 disaster 1967 – First planned Apollo mission (inspiring event)
  5. E.V.A. – Voskhod 2 -1965 – First spacewalk (inspiring event)
  6. The Other Side – Apollo 8 – 1968 – First human orbit of the Moon (inspiring event)
  7. Valentina – Vostok 6 – 1963 – First woman and first civilian in space (inspiring event)
  8. Go! – Apollo 11 (1969 – First Moon landing by a crewed spacecraft (inspiring event)
  9. Tomorrow – Apollo 17 – 1972 – Final Apollo mission (inspiring event)

In February 1969.

In February 1969, “Blue Note” label released “Total Eclipse”, the eight Bobby Hutcherson album. It was recorded in July 1968, at “Plaza Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Duke Pearson and Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Hutcherson – vibraphone
  • Harold Land – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Reggie Johnson – bass
  • Joe Chambers – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Hutcherson except where noted.

  1. Herzog
  2. Total Eclipse
  3. Matrix – Chick Corea
  4. Same Shame
  5. Pompeian