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On May 14, 2016.

On May 14, 2016, Anthony F. J. “Tony” Barrow died aged 80. He was press officer, best known for his work with the Beatles between 1962 and 1968. He coined the term “The Fab Four”, wrote the sleeve notes for the band’s early albums and the strip cartoon for the “Magical Mystery Tour” booklet.

 

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In March 1969.

In March 1969, “King” label released “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud”, the 27th James Brown studio album. It was recorded August 1967 – October 1968, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals, organ
  • Bobby Byrd – vocals, organ
  • Ernie Hayes – piano
  • Timothy Hedding – organ, piano
  • Carl Lynch, Jimmy Nolen, Wallace Richardson, Troy Seals, Eddie Setser – guitar
  • Alphonso “Country” Kellum – guitar, bass
  • Tim Drummond, Al Lucas, Bernard Odum, Sweet Charles Sherrell, Ken Tibbets – bass
  • Beau Dollar Bowman, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, John Starks, Clyde Stubblefield – drums
  • Maceo Parker, Eldee Williams – tenor saxophone
  • Pee Wee Ellis – alto and tenor saxophone, organ
  • Les Asch, Dave Parkinson, St. Clair Pinckney – baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Dud Bascomb, Joe Dupars, Richard “Kush” Griffith, Johnny Grimes, Waymon Reed – trumpet
  • Fred Wesley, Dicky Hardone, Levi Rasbury – trombone
  • Selwart Clarke, Winston Collymore, Sidney Edwards, Nick Hardone, Harry Katzman, Harry Malnikoff, Matthew Raimondi – strings
  • Sammy Lowe – conductor, arranger
  • Mitchell Kanner – design
  • Alan Leeds, Harry Weinger – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  2. I Guess I’ll Have to Cry Cry Cry – James Brown
  3. Goodbye My Love, Pts. 1 & 2 – James Brown
  4. Shades of Brown – Bud Hobgood
  5. Licking Stick, Pt. 1 – James Brown
  6. I Love You – James Brown, Clyde Stubblefield, Alfonzo Kellum
  7. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – John D. Loudermilk
  8. Let Them Talk – Sonny Thompson
  9. Maybe I’ll Understand – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  10. I’ll Lose My Mind – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Bobby Byrd

In March 1968.

In March 1968, “International Artists” label released “Bull of the Woods”, the fourth and the last 13th Floor Elevators album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Ray Rush.

Personnel:

  • Roky Erickson– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Stacy Sutherland– vocals, lead guitar
  • Tommy Hall– electric jug
  • Ronnie Leatherman, Duke Davis – bass
  • Danny Thomas– drums, horn arrangements, Fred Carroll, Jim Duff, Hank Poole – engineer
  • Lloyd Sepulveda – cover

Track listing:

  1. Livin’ On – Stacy Sutherland, Tommy Hall
  2. Barnyard Blues – Stacy Sutherland
  3. Til Then – Stacy Sutherland, Tommy Hall
  4. Never Another – Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall
  5. Rose and the Thorn – Stacy Sutherland
  6. Down by the River – Stacy Sutherland
  7. Scarlet and Gold – Stacy Sutherland
  8. Street Song – Stacy Sutherland
  9. Doom – Stacy Sutherland, Tommy Hall
  10. With You – Ronnie Leatherman
  11. May the Circle Remain Unbroken – Roky Erickson

In March 1968.

In March 1968, “ABC / Tangerine” label released “A Portrait of Ray”, album by Ray Charles. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Joe Adams.

Personnel:

  • Ray Charles– vocals, keyboard, piano
  • Bryon Clark – engineering, remixing

Track listing:

  1. Never Say Naw – Percy Mayfield
  2. The Sun Died – Ray Charles, Ann Grégory, Hubert Giraud, Pierre Delanoë
  3. Am I Blue? – Harry Akst, Grant Clarke
  4. Yesterdays – Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach
  5. When I Stop Dreaming’ – Ira Louvin, Charlie Louvin
  6. I Won’t Leave – Lou Courtney, Luther Ingram, Robert Bateman
  7. A Sweet Young Thing Like You – Dee Ervin
  8. The Bright Lights and You Girl – Sayde Shepherd
  9. Understanding – Jimmy Holiday, Ray Charles
  10. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney

On January 23, 2018.

On January 23, 2018, Hugh Ramopolo Masekela died aged 78. He was musician (trumpeter, flugelhornist, and cornetist), composer and singer, known as “Father of South African Jazz.” He has recorded 49 albums, and received many awards, including:

  • 1968 – Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Pop Performance – instrumental
  • 2002 – BBC Radio Jazz Awards: International Award of the Year
  • 2005 – Channel O Music Video Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2007 – Ghana Music Awards: 2007 African Music Legend Award
  • 2010 – Order of Ikhamanga:South African National Orders Ceremony
  • 2014 – University of York Honorary Doctorate in Music
  • 2015 – Rhodes University: Doctor of Music

On January 5, 1969.

On January 5, 1969, “Fantasy” label released “Bayou Country”, the second  Creedence Clearwater Revival studio album. It was recorded in 1968, at “RCA Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by John Fogerty.

Personnel:

  • John Fogerty– lead guitar, lead and background vocals, harmonica, percussion, arranger
  • Tom Fogerty– backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Stu Cook– bass guitar
  • Doug Clifford– drums
  • George Horn – remastering
  • Basul Parik – cover art
  • Hank McGill – engineer
  • Tamaki Beck – mastering supervisor
  • Kevin Gray, Steve Hoffman, Shigeo Miyamoto – mastering
  • Joel Selvin– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Fogerty, except where noted.

  1. Born on the Bayou
  2. Bootleg
  3. Graveyard Train
  4. Good Golly, Miss Molly – Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco
  5. Penthouse Pauper
  6. Proud Mary
  7. Keep on Chooglin’

On January 2, 1968.

On January 2, 1968, “Capitol” label released “Sing Me Back Home”, the fifth Merle Haggard studio album. It was recorded April, July, September, November 1967, at “Capitol Records” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ken Nelson.

Personnel:

  • Merle Haggard – vocals, guitar
  • Roy Nichols– guitar
  • Glen Campbell– guitar
  • Billy Mize– guitar
  • Lewis Talley – guitar
  • George French – piano
  • Jerry Ward – bass
  • Eddie Burns – drums
  • Bonnie Owens– harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Merle Haggard; except where noted.

  1. Sing Me Back Home
  2. Look Over Me
  3. Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp – Dallas Frazier
  4. Wine Take Me Away – Tommy Collins, Merle Haggard
  5. If You See My Baby – Eddie Miller, Bob Morris
  6. Where Does the Good Times Go – Buck Owens
  7. I’ll Leave the Bottle on the Bar
  8. My Past Is Present – Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart
  9. Home Is Where a Kid Grows Up – Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart, Bob Wills
  10. Mom and Dad’s Waltz – Lefty Frizzell
  11. Good Times
  12. Seeing Eye Dog