In April 1957, “Blue Note” label released the self-titled, second Kenny Burrell studio album. It was recorded March – May 1956, at “Audio-Video Studios” in New York City and “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, NJ, and was produced by Alfred Lion.
Kenny Burrell – guitar
Tommy Flanagan – piano
Frank Foster – tenor saxophone
Paul Chambers – bass
Oscar Pettiford – bass
Kenny Clarke – drums
Shadow Wilson – drums
Candido – conga
Andy Warhol – cover art
All tracks by Kenny Burrell except where noted.
Get Happy – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
But Not for Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Moten Swing – Bennie Moten
Now See How You Are – Woody Harris, Oscar Pettiford
In October 1967, “Verve” label released “Chelsea Girl”, the debut Nico solo album. It was recorded April – May 1967, at “Mayfair Recording Studios” in Manhattan, and was produced by Tom Wilson. The album name is a reference to Andy Warhol’s 1966 movie “Chelsea Girls”, in which Nico starred.
Christa “Nico” Päffgen– vocals
Jackson Browne– electric guitar
Lou Reed– electric guitar
John Cale– viola, organ, guitar
Sterling Morrison– electric guitar
Val Valentin- director of engineering
Gary Kellgren- recording and remix engineer
Larry Fallon– string and flute arrangements
Paul Morrissey- photography
The Fairest of the Seasons – Jackson Browne, Gregory Copeland
These Days – Jackson Browne
Little Sister – John Cale, Lou Reed
Winter Song – John Cale
It Was a Pleasure Then – Lou Reed, John Cale, Christa Päffgen
In July 1972, “Reprise” label released “The Academy in Peril”, the second John cale album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Shipton Manor” in Oxfordshire, “St. Giles Church” in Cripplegate, UK, and was produced by John Cale. The cover concept and art was by Andy Warhol.
In March 1981, “A&M” label released “Honi Soit” the seventh John Cale studio album. It was recorded 1980-1981, at “CBS Studios” and “St. & Media Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Mike Thorne and John Cale. The album cover art was by Andy Warhol.
John Cale – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, viola
John Gatchell– trumpet
Jim Goodwin – keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals
Peter Muny – bass guitar, backing vocals
Robert Medici – drums, backing vocals
Sturgis Nikides – guitar, backing vocals
Bomberettes – Mo-dettes – backing vocals
Harvey Goldberg – recording, mixing
Carl Beatty – engineering
Harold Tarowsky – assistant engineering
Jane Friedman – management
John Vogel – graphic design
Fred Lorey – photography
Warren Frank – flight engineer
Louis Tropia – logistics
All tracks by John Cale; except where noted.
Dead or Alive
Strange Times in Casablanca
Streets of Laredo – traditional, arr. by John Cale
On April 11, 1990, “Sire” label released “Songs for Drella”, album by Lou Reed and John Cale, dedicated to the memory of Andy Warhol. Drella was a nickname for Warhol coined by Warhol superstar Ondine. The album was recorded December 1989 and January 1990, at “Sigma Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Lou Reed and John Cale.
On December 17, 1971, “RCA” label released “Hunky Dory”, the fourth David Bowie album. It was recorded June – August 1971, at the “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by David Bowie and Ken Scott. In 2010, “Time” magazine placed the album on its list of “100 best albums of all time”.
David Bowie– vocals, guitar, alto and tenor saxophone, piano
On July 18, 1988, Christa Päffgen aka Nico died aged 49. German born singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model and actress Nico was promoted in the 60’s by Andy Warhol and had few roles in movies including Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita” (1960) and Andy Warhol’s “Chelsea Girls” (1966), but she is best known by her vocals on the Velvet Underground’s album from 1967 “The Velvet Underground & Nico”.
On March 12, 1967, “Verve” label released “Velvet Underground & Nico”, the debut Velvet Underground album. It was recorded in 1966 during Andy Warhol’s “Exploding Plastic Inevitable Multimedia” event tour, and was produced by Andy Warhol and Tom Wilson. Thanks to inventing experimental performances sensibility in the music and controversial subjects in the songs lyrics including drug abuse, prostitution, sadism, masochism and sexual deviancy, the album gained status of one of the most influential and critically acclaimed albums in history in the modern music. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 13 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.
Lou Reed– lead and backing vocals, lead and ostrich guitar
Sterling Morrison– rhythm and lead guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
John Cale– electric viola, piano, bass guitar, backing vocals, celesta, hissing, sound effects
On February 22, 1987, Andrew Warhola (Andy Warhol) died aged 58. Being the main figure in the art movement known as “Pop art” he explored the relation between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. He founded “Interview Magazine” and managed and produced the “Velvet Underground”, one of the most influential bands in the history of the modern music. His studio, “The Factory”, was gathering place for distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights,Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The “Andy Warhol Museum” in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds hige collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.