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On january 6, 1969.

On January 6, 1969, “Columbia” label released “The Holy Land” the 20th Johnny Cash album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Bob Johnston.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Carl Perkins, Luther Perkins – electric guitar
  • The Carter Family, Jan Howard, The Statler Brothers – backing vocals
  • Marshall Grant – bass guitar
  • W.S. Holland – drums
  • Charlie Bragg – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Cash, except where noted.

  1. Prologue (narrative)
  2. Land of Israel
  3. Mother’s Love (narrative)
  4. This is Nazareth (narrative)
  5. Nazarene
  6. Town of Cana (narrative)
  7. He Turned Water into Wine
  8. My Wife June at the Sea of Galilee (narrative by June Carter Cash)
  9. Beautiful Words (narrative with sung interjection by Johnny Cash)
  10. Our Guide to Jacob at Mount Tabor (narrative interview)
  11. The Ten Commandments – Lew DeWitt
  12. Daddy Sang Bass – Carl Perkins
  13. At the Wailing Wall (narrative)
  14. Come to the Wailing Wall
  15. In Bethlehem (narrative)
  16. In Garden of Gethsemane (narrative)
  17. The Fourth Man – Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith
  18. On the Via Delorosa (narrative)
  19. Church of the Holy Sepulchre (narrative)
  20. At Calvary (narrative)
  21. God is Not Dead

In December 1969.

In December 1969, “Prestige” label released “The Boss Is Back!”, the 25th Gene Ammons album. It was recorded in November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Porter.

Personnel:

  • Gene Ammons – tenor saxophone
  • Prince James, Houston Person – tenor saxophone
  • Junior Mance – piano 
  • Sonny Phillips organ 
  • Buster Williams – bass 
  • Bob Bushnell – electric bass 
  • Frankie Jones, Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Candido – congas 

Track listing:

All tarcks by Gene Ammons except where noted.

  1. The Jungle Boss – Gene Ammons, Junior Mance
  2. I Wonder – Cecil Gant, Raymond Leveen
  3. Feeling Good – Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
  4. Tastin’ the Jug
  5. Here’s That Rainy Day – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Madame Queen

On December 10, 2019.

On December 10, 2019, Götz Gustav Ksinski aka Gershon Kingsley died aged 97. He was composer, a pioneer of the Moog synthesizer, and electronic music. He composed music for film and TV shows, classical chamber works, conducted and arranged the music for Broadway musicals (“The Entertainer”, “La Plume de Ma Tante”, “Vintage ’60”, “Josephine Baker”, “Cafe Crown”, “I’m Solomon”). He was part of the electronic duo Perrey and Kingsley, founded the “First Moog Quartet”, but got world recognition and fame with his 1969 track “Popcorn”. This track was covered by Hot Butter, Aphex Twin, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Jean Michelle Jarre, Marsheaux, Muse, Crazy Frog and The Muppets. Kingsley received “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the “Bob Moog Foundation”.

On October 16, 1969.

On October 16, 1969, Lejzor Szmuel Czyż aka Leonard Chess died aged 52. He was a record company executive and the co-founder of Chess Records, home to John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, Jimmy Reed, and Sonny Boy Williamson. He was influential in the development of rock and roll, electric blues, and the Chicago blues scene.

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Electric Funk”, the 20th Jimmy McGriff album. It was recorded in September 1969, in New York City, and was produced by Sonny Lester.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy McGriff– electronic organ
  • Blue Mitchell– trumpet
  • Stanley Turrentine– tenor saxophone
  • Horace Ott– electric piano, arranger
  • Unknown – guitar
  • Chuck Rainey– electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy McGriff except where noted

  1. Back on the Track – Horace Ott
  2. Chris Cross – Horace Ott
  3. Miss Poopie – Horace Ott
  4. The Bird Wave
  5. Spear for Moondog Part 1
  6. Spear for Moondog Part 2
  7. Tight Times – Horace Ott
  8. Spinning Wheel – David Clayton-Thomas
  9. Funky Junk – Horace Ott

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “King” label released “The Popcorn”, the 25th James Brown. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals, piano, organ, drums, conductor
  • Alfred Ellis – arrangements, music director
  • Dave Harrison, Ron Lenhoff – recording engineer
  • Bud Hobgood – production manager
  • Hal Neely – sleeve notes
  • Dan Quest – cover art
  • Mahew Studios – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Popcorn – James Brown
  2. Why Am I Treated So Bad – Roebuck Staples
  3. In the Middle, Pt. 1 & 2 – Alfred Ellis, Bud Hobgood
  4. Soul Pride, Pt. 1 & 2 – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  5. A New Shift – Alfred Ellis
  6. Sudsy – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  7. The Chicken – Alfred Ellis
  8. The Chase – James Brown, Bud Hobgood

 

On August 15, 1969.

On August 15, 1969, “Polydor” label released the self-titled, debut Fat Mattress album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Neil Landon, Noel Redding, Jimmy Leverton, and Eric Dillon.

Personnel:

  • Neil Landon– vocals
  • Noel Redding– guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Leverton– bass, vocals, harpsichord, organ
  • Eric Dillon – drums, tuned percussion
  • Mitch Mitchell– drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood– flute
  • Jimi Hendrix– percussion
  • George Chkiantz– engineering
  • Paragon Publicity – sleeve design
  • Gered Mankowitz– photography
  • Adrian Morgan – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. All Night Drinker – Neil Landon, Jim Leverton
  2. I Don’t Mind – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  3. Bright New Way – Neil Landon, Jim Leverton
  4. Petrol Pump Assistant – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  5. Moonshine – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  6. Magic Forest – Neil Landon, Noel Redding
  7. She Came in the Morning – Neil Landon
  8. Everything’s Blue – Noel Redding
  9. Walking Through a Garden – Noel Redding
  10. How Can I Live – Neil Landon, Noel Redding

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Atco” label released the self-titled, debut Blues Image album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Bill Halverson.

Personnel:

  • Mike Pinera– lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Skip Konte– piano, organ; backing vocals
  • Malcolm Jones – bass
  • Manuel Bertematti – drums
  • Joe Lala- percussion; lead and backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Pinera, Skip Konte, Malcolm Jones, Mauel Bertematti and Joe Lala.

  1. Take Me to the Sunrise
  2. Leaving My Troubles Behind
  3. Outside Was Night
  4. In Front Behind You
  5. Lay Your Sweet Love on Me
  6. (Do You Have) Somethin’ to Say
  7. Lazy Day Blues
  8. Yesterday Could Be Today
  9. Reality Does Not Inspire

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Atlantic” label released “The House of Blue Lights”, the third Don Covay (and the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band) album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Herb Abramson’s A-1 Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Don Covay.

Personnel:

  • Don Covay– vocals, arranger
  • John Hammond, Jr.- guitar, harmonica
  • Jerry Jemmott- bass
  • Daniel Jones- drums
  • Charles “Honeyman” Otis- drums
  • Joe Richardson – vocals, guitar
  • Butch Valentine- bass
  • uncredited – Hammond organ
  • Herb Abramson– engineer
  • David Cheppa– mastering

Track listing:

  1. Key to the Highway – Big Bill Broonzy, Charles Segar
  2. Mad Dog Blues – Don Covay, Joe Richardson
  3. The Blues Don’t Knock – John Denioa, Sidney Wyche
  4. Blues Ain’t Nothin’ but a Good Woman on Your Mind – Don Covay, Joe Richardson
  5. The House of Blue Lights, Pt. 1 – Don Covay
  6. Four Women – Don Covay
  7. Steady Roller – Don Covay, John Hammond Jr.
  8. Homemade Love – Don Covay
  9. But I Forgive You Blues – Hudson Whittaker
  10. Shut Your Mouth – Dave Clowney
  11. The House of Blue Lights, Pt. 2 – Don Covay

 

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Marmalade” label released “If Only for a Moment”, the second Blossom Toes album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Giorgio Gomelsky, Jim Cregan, Brian Godding, “Big” Brian Belshaw, and Barry Reeves.

Personnel:

  • Jim Cregan– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
  • Brian Godding– lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, organ, piano
  • “Big” Brian Belshaw – lead vocals, bass
  • Barry Reeves – drums, percussion, congas
  • John “Poli” Palmer– drums
  • Shawn Phillips- 12-string acoustic guitar, sitar
  • Giorgio Gomelsky- backing vocals
  • Paragon Publicity – design
  • Reggie King – assistant producer

Track listing:

  1. Peace Loving Man – Brian Godding
  2. Kiss of Confusion – Brian Godding
  3. Listen to the Silence – Jim Cregan
  4. Love Bomb – Brian Godding
  5. Billy Boo the Gunman – Brian Godding
  6. Indian Summer – Jim Cregan
  7. Just Above My Hobby Horse’s Head – Richie Havens
  8. Wait A Minute – Jim Cregan