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On January 15, 1968.

On January 15, 1968, “Columbia” label released “From Sea to Shining Sea”, the 26th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded March – April 1967, and was produced by Don Law and Frank Jones.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Carl Perkins – guitar 
  • Luther Perkins – guitar
  • Bob Johnson – guitar, banjo, dobro
  • Norman Blake – dobro
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Marshall Grant – bass
  • W.S. Holland – drums
  • The Carter Family – background vocals
  • Charlie Bragg – engineer
  • Jerry Watson – engineer
  • Bob Cato – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Cash.

  1. From Sea to Shining Sea
  2. The Whirl and the Suck
  3. Call daddy from the Mines
  4. The Frozen Four-Hundred-Pound Fair-to-Middlin’ Cotton Picker
  5. The Walls of a Prison
  6. The Masterpiece
  7. You and Tennessee
  8. Another Song to Sing
  9. The Flint Arrowhead
  10. Cisco Cliffton’s Filling Station
  11. Shrimpin’ Sailin’
  12. From Sea to Shining Sea (Finale)

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “CTI” label released “Calling Out Loud”, the 16th Nat Adderley album. It was recorded November – December 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Paul Ingraham – french horn
  • Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Richard Henderson – saxophones
  • Hubert Laws – flute, piccolo
  • Don MacCourt – bassoon
  • George Marge – clarinet, english horn, saxophone
  • Romeo Penque – bass clarinet
  • Joe Zawinul – electric piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Leo Morris – drums
  • Bill Fischer – arranger, conductor

All tracks by Nat Adderley except where noted

  1. Biafra
  2. Haifa
  3. St. M – William S. Fischer
  4. Grey Moss – Joe Zawinul
  5. Nobody Knows – William S. Fischer
  6. Comin’ Out the Shadows
  7. Ivan’s Holiday – Joe Zawinul
  8. Calling Out Loud – Nat Adderley, William S. Fischer

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Caramba!” the 29th Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in May 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums
  • Cal Massey – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Morgan except where noted.

  1. Caramba
  2. Suicide City
  3. Cunning Lee
  4. Soulita
  5. Helen’s Ritual

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Columbia” label released “An American Music Band”, the second Electric Flag studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by John Simon.

Personnel:

  • Harvey Brooks — vocals, bass, guitar
  • Herbie Rich — vocals, organ, tenor saxophone
  • John Simon — piano
  • Hoshal Wright — guitar
  • Buddy Miles — vocals, drums, guitar
  • Terry Clements — tenor saxophone
  • Marcus Doubleday — trumpet
  • Virgil Gonsalves — baritone saxophone, flute
  • Nick Gravenites — vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion
  • Stemsy Hunter — vocals, alto saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Soul Searchin’ – Buddy Miles
  2. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  3. With Time There Is Change
  4. Nothing To Do – Harvey Brooks, Nick Gravenitess
  5. See To Your Neighbor – Nick Gravenites
  6. Qualified
  7. Hey, Little Girl – Nick Gravenites
  8. Mystery – Buddy Miles
  9. My Woman That Hangs Around the House

On October 17, 1988.

On October 17, 1988, “Harvest” label released “Opel”, and album compiled from Syd Barrett’s recordings made between 1968 and 1970. It features unreleased material and alternate takes of recordings from sessions for Barrett’s solo albums, “The Madcap Laughs”,  and “Barrett”. It was recorded at “Abbey Road Studios” in London and was produced by Syd Barrett, Peter Jenner, Malcolm Jones, Roger Waters, and David Gilmour.

Personnel:

  • Syd Barrett – vocals, guitar
  • Mike Ratledge – organ
  • Robert Wyatt – drums
  • Hugh Hopper – bass
  • Gareth Cousins – mix engineer

Track listing”

All tracks by Syd Barrett, except where noted.

  1. Opel
  2. Clown and Jugglers
  3. Rats
  4. Golden Hair – lyrics based on a poem by James Joyce
  5. Dolly Rocker
  6. Word Song
  7. Wined and Dined
  8. Swan Lee (Silas Lang)
  9. Birdie Hop
  10. Let’s Split
  11. Lanky (Party One)
  12. Wouldn’t You Miss Me (Dark Globe)
  13. Milky Way
  14. Golden Hair (instrumental version)

On June 28, 2016.

On June 28, 2016, Winfield Scott “Scotty” Moore III died aged 84. He was a musician (guitar) and recording engineer, performed with Starlight Wranglers, Ricky Nelson, and Roy Orbison, but was best known as a founding member of The Blue Moon Boys in 1954, Elvis Presley’s backing band, and as studio and touring guitarist for Presley between 1954 and 1968. In its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Moore at number 29. In the year 2000, he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 2007 in the “Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum”, and in 2015, in the “Memphis Music Hall of Fame”.

On June 25, 1969.

On June 25, 1969, “Straight Records” label released “Pretties for You”, the debut Alice Cooper studio album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, at “Whitney Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Alice Cooper.

Personnel:

  • Alice Cooper– lead vocals, harmonica
  • Glen Buxton– lead guitar
  • Michael Bruce– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Dennis Dunaway– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Neal Smith– drums, backing vocals
  • Edward Beardsley – cover painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.

  1. Titanic Overture
  2. 10 Minutes Before the Worm
  3. Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio
  4. Today Mueller
  5. Living
  6. Fields of Regret
  7. No Longer Umpire
  8. Levity Ball
  9. B. on Mars
  10. Reflected
  11. Apple Bush
  12. Earwigs to Eternity
  13. Changing Arranging

 

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Atlantic” label released “A Soul Experiment”, the 17th Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded December 1968 – January 1969, at “A&R Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Gil Fuller and Joel Dorn.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Carlos Garnett– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Gary Illingworth – organ
  • Billy Butler– guitar
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Bernard Purdie- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard, except where noted.

  1. Clap Your Hands – Don Pickett
  2. Wichita Lineman – Jimmy Webb
  3. South Street Stroll – Kenny Barron
  4. Lonely Soul
  5. No Time to Lose – Carlos Garnett
  6. Hang ‘Em Up – Carlos Garnett
  7. Good Humor Man – Don Pickett
  8. Midnite Soul
  9. Soul Turn Around – Walter Bishop, Jr.
  10. A Soul Experiment

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “King” label released “Gettin’ Down to It”, the 24th James Brown studio album. It was recorded December 1968 – March 1969, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals
  • Dee Felice Trio:
    • Frank Vincent – piano
    • Lee Tucker – bass
    • Dee Felice – drums

Track listing:

  1. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  2. That’s Life – Kelly Gordon, Dean kay
  3. Strangers in the Might – Bert kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  4. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  5. Cold Sweat – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  6. There Was a Time – Kenny Poole, Lee Garrett
  7. Chicago – Fred Fisher
  8. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons – William Best, Derek Watson
  9. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  10. All the Way – Sammy Cahn
  11. It Had to Be You – Isham Jines, Gus Kahn
  12. Uncle – Frank Vincent

 

On May 17, 1968.

On May 17, 1968, “Transatlantic” label released the self – titled, debut Pentangle album. It was recorded February – March 1968, at “IBC Studios” and “Olympic Sound Studio” in London, and was produced by Shel Talmy.

Personnel:

  • Jacqui McShee– vocals
  • Bert Jansch– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • John Renbourn– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Danny Thompson– double bass
  • Terry Cox– vocals, drums

Track listing:

  1. Let No Man Steal Your Thyme – traditional
  2. Bells – Jacqui McShee, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox
  3. Hear Mt Call – The Staple Singers
  4. Pentangling – Jacqui McShee, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox
  5. Mirage – Bert Jansch
  6. Way Behind the Sun – traditional
  7. Bruton Town – traditional
  8. Waltz – Jacqui McShee, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Danny Thompson, Terry Cox