Tag Archives: 2018

On June 15, 2018.

On June 15, 2018, Matthew Tyler Murphy aka Matt “Guitar” Murphy died aged 88. He was was guitarist best known as member The Blues Brothers Band and his work with Howlin’ Wolf. Murphy released four solo albums:

  • Way Down South- 1990
  • The Blues Don’t Bother Me- 1996
  • Lucky Charm – 2000
  • Last Call- 2010

 

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On June 13, 2018.

On June 13, 2018, Dominic Joseph Fontana aka D.J. Fontana died aged 87. He was musician best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley. In 14 years Fontana played on over 460 “RCA”cuts with Elvis. He played on all Elvis greatest hits including Heartbreak Hotel / Blue Suede Shoes/ Hound Dog / Don’t Be Cruel / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / Jailhouse Rock / It’s Now or Neve / Are You Lonesome Tonight / Can’t Help Falling in Love / Rock-a-Hula Baby / Good Luck Charm / Return to Sender / (You’re the) Devil in Disguise / Viva Las Vegas and Crying in the Chapel.

On June 12, 2018.

On June 12, 2018, Philip John “Jon” Hiseman died aged 73. He was musician,  recording engineer, record producer and music publisher, regarded as one of the best and most influential drummers in the history of the rock music. He has worked with many famous musicians and bands including Jack Bruce, John Mayall, Tempest, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble, JCM, but was best known as founding member and drummer of Colosseum. Hiseman released two solo albums:

  • A Night in the Sun– 1982
  • About Time Too!– 1991

 

On June 3, 2018.

On June 3, 2018, Clarence Fountain died aged 88. He was a founding member and leader of the gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama. Fountain and the group have worked with many famous musicians including Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Justin Vernon, k.d. Lang and Mavis Staples. Blind Boys of Alabama won five “Grammy Awards”, and received the “Grammy’s Lifetime Achievement Award”, and were inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall of Fame” in 2010.

On March 31, 2017.

On March 31, 2017, “SuperEgo” label released “Mental Illness”, the ninth Aimee Mann studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Paul Bryan. On January 28, 2018, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Folk Album.

Personnel:

  • Aimee Mann– lead vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Ted Leo– background vocals
  • Paul Bryan– bass, background vocals
  • Jonathan Coulton– acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Jay Bellerose– drums, other percussion
  • Jamie Edwards – piano, harmonium, acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar
  • Eric Gorfain, Marisa Kyney, Amy Wickman, Gina Kronstadt, Terry Glenny, Radu Piepta, Susan Chatman – violin
  • Leah Katz Aaron Oltman, Rodney Wirtz – viola
  • Richard Dodd, John Krovoza, Peggy Baldwin – cello

Track listing:

  1. Goose Snow Cone
  2. Stuck in the Past
  3. You Never Loved Me
  4. Rollercoasters
  5. Lies of Summer
  6. Patient Zero
  7. Good for Me
  8. Knock It Off
  9. Philly Sinks
  10. Simple Fix
  11. Poor Judge