On August 8, 2022, Darryl Gatwick Hunt died aged 72. He was musician (bass guitar), singer and songwriter, member of bands The Brothel Creepers (later Plummet Airlines) and The Favourites, but was best known as bass player of The Pogues.
On August 5, 2022, Michael Anthony Lang died aged 80. He was musician (piano, keyboards, organ, synthesizer) and composer, recorded more than 2500 film scores, and worked with some of the biggest names of modern music such as Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Vince Gill, Milt Jackson, Lee Konitz, Diana Krall, Arturo Sandoval, Josh Groban, Frank Zappa, Lee Ritenour, Oliver Nelson, Bud Shank, Kenny Rogers, Barbra Streisand, Solomon Burke, Tom Waits, Peggy Lee, Vanessa Williams, Jose Feliciano, Bette Midler, Russell Watson, Michael Bolton, Don Ellis, Robbie Williams, Paul Anka, Sarah Vaughan, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Natalie Cole, Dusty Springfield, Melissa Manchester, Neil Diamond, Shelly Manne and Stan Kenton.
On August 2, 2022, Nicholas Charles ‘Nicky’ Moore died aged 75. He singer, founding member of the band Hackensack, member of the bands Tiger and Mammoth, participated in the project From Behind, founding member and leader of the band Nicky Moore and the Blues Corporation, but was best known as member and singer of Samson.
On July 30, 2021, “New West” label released “Native Sons”, the 17th Los Lobos album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Nest Recorders” in Los Angeles. and was produced by Steve Berlin. The album won a 2022 “Grammy Award” in the “Best Americana Album” category.
- David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Jr. – vocals, guitar
- Little Willie G. – lead and backing vocals
- Cesar Rosas – vocals, guitar, bass, Hammond B3 organ
- Conrad Lozano – vocals, bass
- Phil Parlapiano – keyboards
- Aaron Ballesteros, David Hidalgo Jr., Jason Lozano – drums
- Camilo Quinones – percussion
- Steve Berlin – saxophone, midi saxophone, keyboards
- Dannie Ramirez – trombone
- Barrence Whitfield, Enrique González, Jacob G. – backing vocals
- Chris Sorem – recording, mixing
- Ruairi O’Flaherty – mastering
- Mando Tavares – production manager
- Love Special Delivery
- Bluebird / For What It’s Worth
- Los Chucos Suaves
- Jamaica Say You Will
- Never No More
- Native Son
- Farmer John
- Sail On, Sailor
- The World Is a Ghetto
- Flat Top Joint
- Where Lovers Go
On July 23, 2021, “Alligator” label released “662”, the second Christone “Kingfish” Ingram studio album. It was recorded in 2021, at “Ocean Way Studios” in Nashville, and was produced by Tom Hambridge. At the 2022 Grammys, “662” won the “Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album”.
- Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – vocals, guitar
- Kenny Greenberg – guitar
- Bob Britt – guitar
- Marty Sammon – piano, Hammond B3 organ, Wurlitzer piano
- Glenn Worf – bass
- Tommy MacDonald – bass
- Tom Hambridge – drums, chimes, backing vocals, mixing, mastering
- Max Abrams – saxophone
- Julio Diaz – trumpet
- Zach Allen – engineer
- Ryan Yount – engineer assistant
- Michael Saint-Leon – additional recording, mixing, mastering
- Ric Whitney – executive producer
- Kevin Niemiec – design
- Justin Hardiman – photography
All tracks by Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and Tom Hambridge, except where noted.
- She Calls Me Kingfish
- Long Distance Woman
- Another Life Goes By
- Not Gonna Lie – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
- Too Young to Remember – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
- You’re Already Gone
- My Bad – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
- That’s All It Takes
- I Got to See You – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
- Your Time Is Gonna Come
- That’s What You Do
- Something in the Dirt – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
- Rock & Roll – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Ashely Ray, Sean McConell
On July 9, 2022, Barbara Gracey Thompson MBE died aged 77. She was musician (saxophone) and composer, founding member of United Jazz and Rock Ensemble, Barbara Thompson’s Jubiaba, and Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia, but was best known as member of Colosseum. She recorded with The She Trinity, Howard Riley Trio, Michael Gibbs, Keef Hartley Band, Jon Hiseman, Manfred Mann’s Eart Band, Neil Ardley, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Marti Webb, Rod Argent, Jeff Wohlgenannt, Kate Westbrook and Mike Westbrook.
On May 29, 2022, Steve Broughton died aged 72. He was musician (drums), member of bands Sleepthief and Radio Actors, played drums on Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells”, but was best known as member and drummer of Edgar Broughton Band.
On May 29, 2022, Ronald Hawkins died aged 87. He was singer, song-writer, talent scout and musician’s mentor, known as “Rompin’ Ronnie”, “Mr. Dynamo” or “The Hawk”. He was founding member and leader of the band The Hawks. As leader he released 21 albums.
On May 26, 2022, Alan White died aged 72. He was musician (drums, percussion), performed and recorded with John Lennon, George Harrison, Terry Reid, Donovan, The Ventures, Joe Cocker, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Gary Wright, Jesse Davis, Paul Kossoff, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, Eddie Harris, Gary Wright, Chris Squire, Johnny Harris and Alan Price, but was best known as drummer of Yes. As leader, he released one album. In 2017, White was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, as a member of Yes.
On May 26, 2022, Andrew John Leonard Fletcher died aged 60. He was musician (keyboards, synthesizers, bass, samplers), DJ and manager, member of the band No Romance, but was best known as founding member of Depeche Mode. In 2020, Fletcher was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” as a member of Depeche Mode.