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On March 19, 1962.

On March 19, 1962, “Columbia” label released “The Electrifying Aretha Franklin”, the second Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded July – December 1961, January 1962, at “Columbia Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by John H. Hammond.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin– vocals, piano
  • John H. Hammond– personal supervisor
  • Richard Wess – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. You Made Me Love You – Joe McCarthy, James Vincent Monaco
  2. I Told You So – John Leslie McFarland
  3. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody – Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young
  4. Nobody Like You – James Cleveland
  5. Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  6. It’s So Heartbreakin’ – John Leslie McFarland
  7. Rough Lover – John Leslie McFarland
  8. Blue Holiday – Willie Denson, Luther Dixon
  9. Just for You – Bailey, John Leslie McFarland
  10. That Lucky Old Sun(Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) – Haven Gillespie, Harry Beasley Smith
  11. I Surrender, Dear – Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford
  12. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Polydor” label released “Van Ronk”, the tenth Dave Van Ronk album. It was recorded December 1970 – May 1971, at “Sound Exchange Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Dave Woods.

Personnel:

  • Dave Van Ronk – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Dave Woods – arrangements
  • Engineered by Steve Katz
  • Cover Art by Anne Friedman
  • Morale by Joanne Grace
  • Spiritual – John Jameson

Track listing:

  1. Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen
  2. Fox’s Minstrel Show – Michael Small
  3. Port of Amsterdam – Jacques Brel, Eric Blau, Mort Shuman
  4. Fat Old John – Peter Stampfel
  5. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  6. Random Canyon – Peter Stampfel
  7. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Randy Newman
  8. Gaslight Rag -Dave Van Ronk
  9. Honey Hair – Dave Van Ronk
  10. Legend of the Dead Soldier – Bertolt Brecht, Eric Bentley
  11. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen

On February 6, 2012.

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On February 6, 2012, “Hear Music Label” released “Kisses on the Bottom”, the fifteenth Paul McCartney studio album. It was recorded in March 2010, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma. The album won a “Grammy” award for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Personnel:

  • Paul McCartney– vocals, acoustic guitar, whistling
  • Diana Krall– piano, rhythm arrangements
  • Karriem Riggins– drums
  • Robert Hurst– bass
  • John Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Mike Mainieri– vibraphone
  • London Symphony Orchestra:
    • Alan Broadbent– orchestra conductor, orchestra arrangement
    • Roman Simovic – concertmaster
  • Bucky Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Andy Stein– violin
  • Eddie Karam – orchestra conductor
  • Assa Drori – concertmaster
  • Johnny Mandel– orchestra arrangement, orchestra conductor, rhythm arrangement
  • John Clayton– bass
  • Jeff Hamilton– drums
  • Anthony Wilson– guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Joe Walsh– guitar
  • Eric Clapton– guitar
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Christian McBride– bass
  • Chloe Arzy, Evyn Johnson, Makiah Johnson, Michael Johnson, Delany Meyer, Ilsey Moon, Sabrina Walden, Sasha Walden – children’s choir
  • Scottie Haskell – children’s choir conductor
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Chuck Berghofer– bass
  • John Chiodini – guitar
  • Tamir Hendelman– piano
  • Mary McCartney– cover photo
  • MJ Kim – additional photographer
  • John Hammel– images
  • Jonathan Schofield – art conception
  • Matthew Cooper – design

Track listing:

  1. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter – Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young
  2. Home (When Shadows Fall) – Peter van Steeden, Jeff Clarkson, Harry Clarkson
  3. It’s Only a Paper Moon – Harold Arlen,  Y. Harburg, Billy Rose
  4. More I Cannot Wish You – Frank Loesser
  5. The Glory of Love – Billy Hill
  6. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) – Sammy Mysels, Dick Robertson, Nelson Cogane
  7. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  8. My Valentine – Paul McCartney
  9. Always – Irving Berlin
  10. My Very Good Friend the Milkman – Harold Spina, Johnny Burke
  11. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  12. Get Yourself Another Fool – Haywood Henry, Monroe Tucker
  13. The Inch Worm – Frank Loesser
  14. Only Our Hearts – Paul McCartney