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On May 3, 2019.

On May 3, 2019, “ABC” label released “Tryst”, album by Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky. It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Paul Grabowsky and Mal Stanley. In 2019, at the “ARIA Music Awards” it won “Best Jazz Album” award. At the “AIR Awards” of 2020, “Tryst” won “Best Independent Jazz Album or EP” award.


  • Kate Ceberano – vocal
  • Paul Grabowsky – piano
  • Mal Stanley – engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Peter Barrett – design
  • Natasha Curato – photography

Track listing:

  1. Wild Is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  2. A Song for You – Leon Russell
  3. For Cilla (medley)
  4. Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
  5. Suzanne
  6. Melange D’Amour (medley)
  7. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Ewan MacColl
  8.  I Touch Myself – Christina Amphlett, Tom Kelly, Mark McEntee, Billy Steinberg
  9. Forever Young – Bob Dylan
  10. Skylark – Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael

On September 22, 2017.

On September 22, 2017, “Palmetto Records” label released “On a Distant Shore”, the 40th Leon Russell album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Thirty Seventeen Studio” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Mark Lambert and Leon Russell.


  • Leon Russell – vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Coco Bridges – vocal, cover painting
  • Sugaree Noel Bridges – vocals
  • Mike Brignardello – bass
  • Ray Goren – various instruments
  • Larry Hall  – guitar, horn, keyboards, orchestral arrangements, strings
  • Tony Harrell – keyboards
  • Drew Lambert – bass
  • Mark Lambert  – guitar, liner notes, engineer, mixing
  • Chris Leuzinger – guitar
  • Greg Morrow – drums
  • Russ Pahl – steel guitar
  • Andre Reiss – guitar
  • Eddie Kramer – engineer, mixing
  • Shawn Davies – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell.

  1. On a Distant Shore
  2. Love This Way
  3. Here Without You by Matt Harris and Leon
  4. This Masquerade
  5. Black and Blue
  6. Just Leaves and Grass
  7. On the Waterfront
  8. Easy to Love
  9. Hummingbird
  10. The One I Love Is Wrong
  11. Where Do We Go From Here
  12. A Song for You

In January 1973.

In January 1973, “Reprise” label released “GP”, the debut Gram Parsons solo album. It was recorded September – October 1972, at “Wally Heider Studio 4” in Hollywood, and was produced by Gram Parsons and Ric Grech.


  • Gram Parsons– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Emmylou Harris– vocals
  • Barry Tashian– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Ric Grech– bass guitar
  • John Conrad – bass
  • Ronnie Tutt, John Guerin, Sam Goldstein – drums
  • Glen D. Hardin– piano, organ, bandleader
  • James Burton– electric guitar, Dobro
  • Al Perkins, Buddy Emmons– pedal steel guitar
  • Byron Berline– fiddle
  • Alan Munde– banjo
  • Ron Hicklin, Tom Bahler, Mitch Gordon, Lewis Morford – backing vocals
  • Hal Battiste – baritone saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Gram Parsons, except where noted.

  1. Still Feeling Blue
  2. We’ll Sweep Out the Ashes in the Morning – Joyce Allsup
  3. A Song for You
  4. Streets of Baltimore – Tompall Glaser, Harlan Howard
  5. She – Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge
  6. That’s All It Took – Darrell Edwards, Charlotte Grier, George Jones
  7. The New Soft Shoe
  8. Kiss the Children – Ric Grech
  9. Cry One More Time – Peter Wolf, Seth Justman
  10. How Much I’ve Lied – Gram Parsons
  11. Big Mouth Blues

In April 1976.

In April 1976, “A&M” label released “Stingray”, the sixth Joe Cocker studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Rob Fraboni.


  • Joe Cocker – lead vocals
  • Cornell Dupree, Eric Gale, Albert Lee, Eric Clapton- guitar
  • Gordon Edwards – bass
  • Steve Gadd- drums, percussion
  • Richard Tee- keyboards, organ
  • Sam Rivers- soprano saxophone
  • Felix “Flaco” Falcon – percussion, congas
  • Patti Austin, Bonnie Bramlett, Lani Groves, Gwen Guthrie, Phylliss Lindsey, Brenda White, Maxine Willard Waters, Deniece Williams- backing vocals
  • Tyrone Downie, Peter Tosh, Eric Gale, Richard Tee- arrangements
  • Mark Aglietti, Richard Tee – associate producers
  • Baker Bigsby, Neil Case, Rob Fraboni – engineer

Track listing:

  1. The Jealous Kind – Bobby Charles
  2. I Broke Down – Matthew Moore
  3. You Came Along – Bobby Charles
  4. Catfish – Bob Dylan, Jacques Levy
  5. Moon Dew – Matthew Moore
  6. The Man in Me – Bob Dylan
  7. She Is My Lady – George Clinton
  8. Worrier – Matthew Moore
  9. Born Thru Indifference – Joe Cocker, Richard Tee
  10. A Song for You – Leon Russell


On November 13, 2016.


On November 13, 2016, Claude Russell Bridges aka Leon Russell died aged 74. He was renowned songwriter and musician, with successful solo career. His best known track “A Song for You”,has been recorded and performed by more than 100 music acts. Russell has recorded and performed with many famous musicians including  The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, John Lennon, Ringo Starr ,George Harrison, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Ike & Tina Turner, and the Rolling Stones. In 2011, Russell was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”



On 23 March , 1970.

Leon Russell

On March 23, 1970, “Shelter Records” released Leon Russell self-titled debut solo album. It was recorded September 1969 – January 1970, and was produced by Leon Russell.


  • Leon Russell- piano, guitar, bass guitar, vocals
  • Buddy Harman- drums
  • Klaus Voormann- bass guitar
  • Mick Jagger- vocals
  • George Harrison- guitar
  • Ringo Starr- drums
  • Alan Spenner- bass guitar
  • Charlie Watts- drums
  • Bill Wyman- bass guitar
  • Glyn Johns- engineer, mixing
  • Delaney Bramlett- guitar
  • Eric Clapton- guitar
  • Jim Horn- saxophone
  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Steve Winwood- keyboards
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Chris Stainton- keyboards
  • J. Wilson- drums
  • Joe Cocker- vocals
  • Merry Clayton- vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell, except where noted.

  1. A Song for You
  2. Dixie Lullaby – Leon Russell, Chris Stainton
  3. I Put a Spell on You
  4. Shoot Out on the Plantation
  5. Hummingbird
  6. Delta Lady
  7. Prince of Peace – Leon Russell, Greg Dempsey
  8. Give Peace a Chance – Leon Russell, Bonnie Bramlett
  9. Hurtsome Body
  10. Pisces Apple Lady
  11. Roll Away the Stone – Leon Russell, Greg Dempsey

On February 25, 1974.


On February 25, 1974, “Atlantic” label released “Let Me in Your Life”, the twenty-first Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April – September 1973, at the “Whitney Studios” in Glendale, and was produced by Jerry Wexler and Aretha Franklin.


  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, acoustic and electric piano
  • Gwen Guthrie- background vocals
  • Donny Hathaway- acoustic and electric piano
  • Bob James- organ, keyboards
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • Ernie Royal- trumpet
  • Deodato- arranger, electric piano
  • Ralph MacDonald- percussion
  • Kenneth Bichel- synthesizer
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Cissy Houston- background vocals
  • Ann S. Clark – background vocals
  • Stanley Clarke– bass
  • Judy Clay- background vocals
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Joe Farrell- tenor saxophone, flute
  • Arif Mardin- string arranger
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Pancho Morales – percussion
  • Gene Orloff- concert master
  • Bernard “Pretty” Purdie- drums
  • Sylvia Shemwell – background vocals
  • Myrna Smith- background vocals
  • David Spinozza- guitar
  • Richard Tee- keyboards
  • Deirdre Tuck Corley – background vocals
  • Willie Weeks- bass

Track listing:

  1. Let Me in Your Life – Bill Withers
  2. Every Natural Thing – Eddie Hinton
  3. Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
  4. I’m in Love – Bobby Womack
  5. Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) – Clarence Paul,Stevie Wonder, Morris Broadnax
  6. The Masquerade is Over – Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel
  7. With Pen in Hand – Bobby Goldsboro
  8. Oh Baby – Aretha Franklin
  9. Eight Days On the Road – Michael Gayle, Jerry Ragovoy
  10. If You Don’t Think – Aretha Franklin
  11. A Song for You – Leon Russell