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In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Roost” label released “Stitt Goes Latin”, the 48th Sonny Stitt album.It was recorded in November 1963, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Teddy Reig.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Stitt – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Thad Jones – trumpet
  • Chick Corea – piano
  • Larry Gales – bass
  • Willie Bobo – drums
  • Carlos “Patato” Valdes – congas, bongos
  • Osvaldo “Chihuahua” Martinez – cowbell, maracas, jawbone

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Stitt except where noted.

  1. Are You Listening
  2. Amigos
  3. My Little Suede Shoes – Charlie Parker
  4. Ritmo Bobo
  5. I Told You So
  6. Chic
  7. Senor Jones
  8. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer

On October 4, 1971.

On October 4, 1971, “Atlantic” label released “Twins”, the tenth Ornette Coleman album. It was recorded 1959 – 1961, assembled without Coleman’s input, comprising outtakes from recording sessions of 1959 to 1961 for “The Shape of Jazz to Come”, “This Is Our Music”, “Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation”, and “Ornette!”. Sessions for “Monk and the Nun” took place at “Radio Recorders” in Hollywood, for “First Take” at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and all others at “Atlantic Studios” in Manhattan. The album was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün.

Personnel:

  • Ornette Coleman – alto saxophone
  • Don Cherry – pocket trumpet; cornet on “Monk and the Nun”
  • Charlie Haden – bass on 1959 and 1960 tracks
  • Scott LaFaro – bass on “First Take” and “Check Up”
  • Billy Higgins – drums on “First Take” and “Monk and the Nun”
  • Ed Blackwell – drums on 1960 and 1961 tracks
  • Freddie Hubbard – trumpet on “First Take”
  • Eric Dolphy – bass clarinet on “First Take”

Track listing:

All tracks by Ornette Coleman.

  1. First Take – December 21, 1960
  2. Little Symphony – July 19, 1960
  3. Monk and the Nun – May 22, 1959
  4. Check Up – January 31, 1961
  5. Joy of a Toy – July 26, 1960

On September 6, 1977.

On September 6, 1977, “Arista” label released “Singin’…” the sixth Melissa Manchester album. It was recorded in 1977, at “A&R Studios”, “Sound Labs” in Hollywood, and was produced by Vini Poncia.

Personnel:

  • Melissa Manchester – lead vocals
  • Don Grolnick– keyboards
  • James Newton Howard– Oberheim synthesizer, string arrangements
  • Jeff Mironov – guitar
  • David Spinozza– guitar
  • Sid McGinnis– guitar
  • Will Lee– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Tom Saviano – woodwind arrangements, flute, horn arrangements, tenor saxophone
  • Mike Carnahan – flute
  • Leo Potts – flute
  • Andy Macintosh – baritone saxophone
  • Stanley Schwartz – tenor saxophone
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Richard Felts – trumpet, flugelhorn solo
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Vini Poncia– backing vocals
  • Claudia Cagan – backing vocals
  • Wendy Haas – backing vocals
  • Brie Howard – backing vocals
  • Gail Kantor – backing vocals
  • The Faragher Brothers– backing vocals
  • Bob Schaper – engineer
  • Tom Bush – second engineer
  • Galen Senogles – mixing
  • Ron Hitchcock – mastering
  • Anne Streer – production coordinator
  • Kay Steele – cover coordinator
  • John Kosh – art direction, desiign
  • David Alexander – photography

Track listing:

  1. Sad Eyes – David Spinozza
  2. I Wanna Be Where You Are – Arthur Ross, Leon Ware
  3. A Love Of Your Own – Ned Doheny
  4. No One’s Ever Seen This Side Of Me – Melissa Manchester
  5. You Make It Easy – James Taylor
  6. Stand – Melissa Manchester
  7. My Love Is All I Know – Wendy Waldman
  8. Time – Robert Marshall, John Miles
  9. Let Me Serenade You – John Finley
  10. The Warmth Of The Sun – Brian Wilson

In December 1963.

In December 1963, “Verve” label released “These are the Blues”, the 30th Ella Fitzgerald album. It was recorded October 28 – 29, 1963, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Ella Fitzgerald- vocals
  • Roy Eldridge- trumpet
  • Wild Bill Davis- electronic organ
  • Herb Ellis- guitar
  • Ray Brown- double bass
  • Gus Johnson- drums

Track listing:

  1. Jailhouse Blues – Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams
  2. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) – Leroy Carr, Don Raye
  3. See See Rider – Ma Rainey
  4. You Don’t Know My Mind – Gray, Virginia Liston, Williams
  5. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones
  6. How Long, How Long Blues – Leroy Carr
  7. Cherry Red – Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner
  8. Downhearted Blues – Lovie Austin, Alberta Hunter
  9. Louis Blues – W. C. Handy
  10. Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya – Louis Armstrong

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Reprise” label released “… Beautiful Lies You Could Live In”, the sixth Pearls Before Swine album. It was recorded in 1971, at “A&R Studios” and “Aura Sound” in New York, “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock and was produced by Peter H. Edmiston.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rapp – vocals, guitar
  • Morrie E. Brown – bass
  • Steve Alan Grable – piano, organ
  • Jon Tooker – guitar
  • Elisabeth Rapp – vocals
  • Gordon Hayes, Gerry Jermott – bass
  • Michael Krawitz – piano
  • Billy Mundi, Grady Tate, Herb Lovell – drums
  • Bob Dorough – piano
  • Stu Scharf, Amos Garrett – electric guitar
  • Charles R. Rothschild – executive producer
  • Mark Harman – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom Rapp, except where noted.

  1. Snow Queen
  2. A Life
  3. Butterflies
  4. Simple Things
  5. Everybody’s Got Pain
  6. Bird On A Wire
  7. Island Lady
  8. Come To Me
  9. Freedom
  10. She’s Gone
  11. Epitaph – Housman, Elisabeth Rapp

 

In November 1971.

In November 1871, “Reprise” label released”.. Beautiful Lies You Could Live In” the sixth Pearls Before Swine album. It was recorded in 1971, at “A&R Studios” and “Aura Sound” in New York City, “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock and was produced by Peter H. Edmiston.

  • Tom Rapp – vocals, guitar
  • Morrie E. Brown, Gerry Jermott, Gordon Hayes: bass
  • Steve Alan Grable – piano, organ
  • Jon Tooker – guitar
  • Elisabeth Rapp – vocals
  • Michael Krawitz – piano
  • Billy Mundi, Herb Lovell, Grady Tate – drums
  • Bob Dorough – piano
  • Stu Scharf, Amos Garrett – electric guitar
  • Executive producer – Charles R. Rothschild
  • Engineered by Mark Harman

Track listing:

Personnel:

  1. Snow Queen – Tom Rapp
  2. A Life – Tom Rapp
  3. Butterflies – Tom Rapp
  4. Simple Things – Tom Rapp
  5. Everybody’s Got Pain – Tom Rapp
  6. Bird On A Wire – Leonard Cohen
  7. Island Lady – Tom Rapp
  8. Come To Me – Tom Rapp
  9. Freedom – Tom Rapp
  10. She’s Gone – Tom Rapp
  11. Epitaph – Housman, Elisabeth Rapp

 

In September 1963.

In September 1963, “Verve” label released “Ella and Basie!”, studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie and his orchestra. It was recorded in July 1963, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Norman Ganz.

Personnel:

  • Ella Fitzgerald– vocals
  • The Count Basie Orchestra:
  • Count Basie– piano
  • Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Joe Newman, Don Rader– trumpet
  • Eric Dixon– flute, tenor saxophone
  • Frank Foster, Frank Wess– flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes– baritone saxophone
  • Freddie Green– guitar
  • Benny Powell, Urbie Green, Henry Coker, Grover Mitchell– trombone
  • Flip Ricard– trombone, trumpet
  • Marshal Royal– clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Buddy Catlett– double bass
  • Sonny Payne– drums
  • Quincy Jones– arranger
  • Val Valentin – recording engineer
  • Jay Thompson – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Honeysuckle Rose – Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  2. Deed I Do – Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose
  3. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts
  4. Them There Eyes – Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey
  5. Dream a Little Dream of Me – Fabian Andre, Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt
  6. Tea for Two – Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans
  7. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  8. I’m Beginning to See the Light – Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James
  9. Shiny Stockings – Frank Foster, Ella Fitzgerald
  10. This Is My Last Affair – Haven Johnson
  11. Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Harry Brooks, Razaf, Waller
  12. On the Sunny Side of the Street – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh

 

In August 1980.

In August 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “One-Trick Pony”, the fifth Paul Simon studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, at “A&R Studios” in New York City and  “Agora Club” in Cleveland, Ohio, and was produced by Paul Simon and Phil Ramone. The album was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Paul Simon also starred.

Personnel:

  • Paul Simon – vocals, nylon string guitar, electric guitar, percussion, horn and string arrangements
  • John Tropea– acoustic guitar
  • Patti Austin– vocals
  • Joe Beck– electric guitar
  • Hiram Bullock– electric slide guitar
  • Jon Faddis– flugelhorn
  • Don Grolnick– string synthesizer
  • Ralph MacDonald– percussion
  • Dave Grusin– horn and string arrangements
  • Steve Gadd– drums on all songs
  • Eric Gale– electric guitar, nylon string guitar
  • Lani Groves – background vocals
  • Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin– bass
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz – trumpet
  • Hugh McCracken– acoustic guitar
  • Jeff Mironov – electric guitar
  • Richard Tee– Fender Rhodes electric piano, tambourine, background vocals and co-lead vocal
  • Bob Friedman – horn and string arrangements
  • Jim Boyer – recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Ted Jensen- mastering engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Simon.

  1. Late in the Evening
  2. That’s Why God Made the Movies
  3. One-Trick Pony
  4. How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
  5. Oh, Marion
  6. Ace in the Hole
  7. Nobody
  8. Jonah
  9. God Bless the Absentee
  10. Long, Long Day