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on january 23, 2001.

On January 23, 2001, “HighNote” label released “Keep the Spirits Singing”, the 30th David “Fathead” Newman album. It was recorded in March 2000, at “M&I Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by David “Fathead” Newman and Houston Person.


  • David “Fathead” Newman – alto and tenor saxophone, flute
  • Steve Turre – trombone 
  • John Hicks – piano
  • Steve Novosel – bass
  • Winard Harper – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion 

Track listing:

  1. Keep the Spirits Singing – O’Donel Levy
  2. Mellow-D for Mr. C – Steve Turre
  3. Cousin Esau – David “Fathead” Newman
  4. Karen My Love – Davod “Fathead” Newman
  5. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  6. Life – John Hicks
  7. Asia Beat – O’Donel Levy

On January 22, 2002.

On January 22, 2002, “Jagjaguwar” label released “Don’t Fall in Love with Everyone You See”, the debut Okkervil River studio album. It was recorded in 2001, and was produced by Will Sheff, Jonathan Meiburg, and Brian Beattie.


  • Will Sheff – vocals, guitar, mellotron, harmonica, organ, design
  • Jonathan Meiburg – bass, accordion, tambourine, Wurlitzer
  • Brian Beattie – organ, Hammond organ
  • Zachary Thomas – vocals, mandolin, electric and string bass
  • Gary Newcomb – pedal steel
  • Ethan Azarian – banjo
  • Daniel Johnston – vocals
  • Alice Spencer – vocals
  • Seth Warren – vocals, drums, spoons, taragat
  • Alex Arcone – saxophone
  • Channing Lewis – saxophone
  • Michael Crow – trumpet
  • Peter Elliot – trumpet
  • Scott Blesner – violin
  • Ashley Rath – violin
  • June Rhee – violin
  • Brian Standefer – cello
  • Brian Beattie – engineer, mixing
  • Billy Stull – mastering
  • Mark Pedini – design
  • William Schaff – artwork, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Will Sheff.

  1. Red
  2. Kansas City
  3. Lady Liberty
  4. My Bad Days
  5. Westfall
  6. Happy Hearts
  7. Dead Dog Song
  8. Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas
  9. Okkervil River Song

on january 22, 2002.

On January 22, 2002, “High Note” label released “Davey Blue”, the 31st David “Fathead” Newman album. . It was recorded in May 2001, at “M&I Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by David “Fathead” Newman, Houston Person.


  • David “Fathead” Newman – alto and tenor saxophone, flute
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Bryan Carrott – vibraphone
  • David Williams – bass
  • Kenny Washington – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by David “Fathead” Newman except where noted

  1. Cellar Groove – Norris Austin
  2. Cristo Redentor – Duke Pearson
  3. For Stanley
  4. A Child Is Born – Thad Jones
  5. Black – Cedar Walton
  6. Amandla
  7. Davey Blue
  8. Freedom Jazz Dance – Eddie Harris

On January 15, 2002.

On January 15, 2002, “Manifesto” label released “Group Therapy”, the seventh Concrete Blonde album. It was recorded in 2001, at “Cherokee Studios”, “The House” in Thousand oaks, California, and was produced by Harry Rushakoff, James A. Mankey, and Johnette Napolitan.


  • Johnette Napolitano – vocals, bass, mixing, design concept
  • Jim Mankey – bass, guitar, mixing
  • Harry Rushakoff – drums, mixing
  • Earle Mankey – recording, mixing
  • The Robb Brothers – recording
  • Valente Torrez – recording assistant
  • David Schultz – mastering
  • Lisa Sutton – art direction
  • Sunshine Day Design – art direction
  • Edward Colver – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Rushakoff, James A. Mankey, and Johnette Napolitan.

  1. Roxy
  2. Violent
  3. When I Was a Fool
  4. True, Pt. 3
  5. Tonight
  6. Valentine
  7. Your Llprona
  8. Take Me Home
  9. Inside/Outside
  10. Fried
  11. Angel
  12. Memory

On December 5, 2017.

On December 5, 2017, Jean-Philippe Léo Smet aka Johnny Hallyday died aged 74. He was musician (piano, guitar), singer and actor, the pioneer of the French rock and roll scene. He was called “The French Elvis”, and described as “The biggest rock star you’ve never heard of in English-speaking countries”. In 1997, he was made “Chevalier of the Legion of Honour”, and in 2001, Officer of the “Order of the Crown” in Belgium. In his more than four decades long career he worked with many famous musicians including Mick Jones, Jimmy Page, Tony Joe White, Dalida, Bon Jovi, Michael Bolton, Sylvie Vartan, Bono, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tommy Brown, Connie Francis, and Laura Pausini. In his lifetime Hallyday released 81 studio and live albums.  

On December 3, 2001.

On December 3, 2001, Thomas Grady Martin died aged 72. He was musician (guitar), founder and leader of the band Grady Martin and Slew Foot Five (later Grady Martin and his Winging Strings). As a session guitarist he was member of the Nashville A-team, and in his 50-year career he recorded and performed with Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Leon Russell, Patsy Cline, J. J. Cale, Woody Guthrie, Johnny Horton, Conway Twitty, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson,  Arlo Guthrie, Brenda Lee, Don Woody, Sammi Smith, Marty Robbins, and Johnny Burnette. In March 2015, Martin was inducted in the “Country Music Hall of Fame”.

On November 29, 2001.

On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died aged 58. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, and music and movie producer, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beatles. His interest in folk music and especially in Indian music had serious influence on the band’s Hindu-aligned spirituality in the later years. Some of his songs composed for the band include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. After The Beatles broke-up in 1970, Harrison released the album “All Things Must Pass” which included the track “My Sweet Lord”, his most successful single, and the first solo single by any member of The Beatles that sold over million copies. In 1971, together with Ravi Shankar he organized “Concert for Bangladesh”, the first big benefit concert in the music history. In 1974, Harrison founded the music label “Dark Horse Records”, and co-founded movie label “Hand Made Films” in 1978. In 1988, with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, he co-founded the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. As a guitarist he recorded for Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, and Tom Petty. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Harrison at number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 1988, as a member of The Beatles he was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2004, posthumously for his solo career. As a solo artist, Harrison released twelve studio and two live albums.

On November 19, 2001.

On November 19, 2001, “SPV” label released “Not for Beginners”, the sixth Ronnie Wood album. It was recorded in 2001, and was produced by Ronnie Wood, Mark Wells, and Martin Wright.


  • Ronnie Wood – vocals, guitar
  • Mark Wells – vocals, guitar, bass, drums
  • Bob Dylan – guitar
  • Scotty Moore – guitar
  • Jesse Wood – guitar
  • Willie Weeks – bass
  • Ian Jenning – double bass
  • Mick Jones – guitar, keyboards
  • Ian McLagan – piano
  • D.J. Fontana – drums
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Martin Wright – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Kelly Jones – vocals
  • Leah Wood – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ronnie Wood; except where noted.

  1. Wayside
  2. Rock ‘n Roll Star – Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn
  3. Whadd’ya Think
  4. This Little Heart
  5. Leaving Here – Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland
  6. Hypershine
  7. R U Behaving Yourself?
  8. Be Beautiful
  9. Wake Up You Beauty
  10. Interfere
  11. Real Hard Rocker
  12. Heart, Soul and Body
  13. King of Kings – Bob Dylan

On November 12, 2001.

On November 12, 2001, “Andmoresound” label released “Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi”, the debut Camera Obscura album. It was recorded in 2001, and was produced by Stuart Murdoch.


  • Tracyanne Campbell – vocals, guitar, arranger
  • Gavin Dunbar – bass, arranger
  • John Henderson – vocals, percussion, arranger
  • Kenny Mckeeve – arranger, guitar, mandolin
  • Lee Thomson – drums, arranger
  • Lindsay Boyd – keyboards, arranger
  • Cheryll Crockett, Elin Edwards, Greg Lawson, Lisa Webb, Lorna Leitch, Murray Ferguson – strings
  • Nigel Baillie – trumpet
  • Geoff Allan – bells, engineer
  • Anne Maclean – design, layout
  • Frank Arkwright – mastering
  • Stuart Murdoch – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Tracyanne Campbell.

  1. Happy New Year
  2. Eighties Fan
  3. Houseboat
  4. Pen and Notebook
  5. Swimming Pool
  6. Anti-Western
  7. I Don’t Do Crowds
  8. The Sun on His Back
  9. Arrangements of Shapes and Space