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On October 1, 1991.

On October 1, 1991, “MCA” label released “There Is Always One More Time”, the thirty-second B.B. King album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Conway Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Stewart Levine.

Personnel:

  • B. King – vocals, guitar
  • Arthur Adams – guitar
  • Michael Landau– guitar
  • Freddie Washington– bass guitar
  • Joe Sample– piano
  • Neal Larson – keyboards, Hammond organ
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Bunny Hull, Paulette Brown, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Sample and Will Jennings; except where noted.

  1. I’m Moving On
  2. Back in L.A.
  3. The Blues Come over Me
  4. Fool Me Once
  5. The Lowdown
  6. Mean and Evil – Arthur Adams
  7. Something up My Sleeve – Arthur Adams
  8. Roll, Roll, Roll
  9. There Is Always One More Time – Doc Pomus, Ken Hirsch

 

On August 26, 2008.

On August 26, 2008, “Geffen” label released “One Kind Favor”, the 42nd and the final B.B. King album. It was recorded in 2008, at “The Village Recorder”, and “Electro Magnetic Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by T- Bone Burnett.

Personnel:

  • B. B. King- vocals, guitar
  • John- piano
  • Neil Larsen – Hammond organ
  • Johnny Lee Schell- guitar
  • Nathan East- bass guitar
  • Mike Elizondo- bass guitar, double bass
  • Jim Keltner- drums, percussion
  • Jay Bellerose- drums, percussion
  • Snooky Young- trumpet
  • Ricky Woodard – tenor sax
  • Ernie Fields Jr.- baritone saxophone
  • Jeffrey Clayton – alto saxophone
  • Darrell Leonard- trumpet, arranger, horn Arrangements
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Charles Owens II – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

  1. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean – Blind Lemon Jefferson
  2. I Get So Weary – T-Bone Walker
  3. Get These Blues Off Me – Lee Vida Walker
  4. How Many More Years – Chester Burnett
  5. Waiting for Your Call – Oscar Lollie
  6. My Love Is Down – Lonnie Johnson
  7. The World Is Gone Wrong – Waletr Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon
  8. Blues Before Sunrise – Leroy Carr
  9. Midnight Blues – John Willie “Shifty” Henry
  10. Backwater Blues – Big Bill Broonzy
  11. Sitting on Top of the World – Vinson Chaatmon
  12. Tomorrow Night – Lonnie Johnson

On August 15, 2012.

On August 15, 2012, Bob Birch died aged 56. He was a singer and musician (bass, bassoon, and saxophone), a member of Warpipes. He recorded and performed with Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, Bryan Adams, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Phil Collins, Keith Emerson, Joseph Williams, Jose Feliciano, and Edgar Winter.

On July 25, 2020.

On July 25, 2020, Peter Allen Greenbaum aka Peter Green died aged 73. He was singer, songwriter, and musician (guitar), member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, member of Katmandu, and founder of Peter Green Splinter Group. Green was one of the most important figures of the British blues movement, praised by famous guitarists like B.B. King and Eric Clapton. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked him at number 58 in its list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Magazine “Guitar Player” rated his tone on “The Super-Natural” as one of the “50 Greatest of All Time. Magazine “Mojo” rated Green In June 1996, Green was voted the third-best guitarist of all time. In 1998, as a member of Fleetwood Mac he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. Green recorded six solo albums:

  • The End of the Game(1970)
  • In the Skies(1979)
  • Little Dreamer(1980)
  • Whatcha Gonna Do?(1981)
  • White Sky(1982)
  • Kolors(1983)

On July 20, 1977.

On July 20, 1977, Gary Kellgren died aged 38. He was an audio engineer and co-founder of “The Record Plant” recording studios (with Chris Stone). He worked with musicians John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Bobby Goldsboro, The Animals, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Frank Zappa, Sly, and the Family Stone, Velvet Underground, Rod Stewart, Ravi Shankar, Keith Moon, CSNY, Barbra Streisand, and Neil Diamond. He also worked with producers Chas Chandler, Jack Douglas, Robert Margouleff, Phil SpectorWes Farrell, Tom Wilson, and Bill Szymczyk.

On August 24, 1970.

On August 24, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Spirit in the Dark”, the seventeenth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded May – October 1969, March 1970, and was produced by Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, piano
  • Dave Crawford– organ
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Jimmy O’Rourke – guitar
  • Charlie Freeman – guitar
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Cornell Dupree– guitar
  • Eddie Hinton– guitar
  • Tommy McClure – bass guitar
  • Harold “Hog” Cowart – bass guitar
  • David Hood– bass guitar
  • Sammy Creason– drums
  • Ron Ziegler – drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Ray Lucas – drums
  • The Sweet Inspirations– background vocals
  • Wylene Ivy – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Almeda Lattimore – background vocals
  • Pat Lewis– background vocals
  • Evelyn Green – background vocals
  • Brenda Bryant – background vocals
  • Jim Dickinson– additional keyboards
  • Michael Utley– additional keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– additional keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Play That Song – Ahmet Ertegün, Betty Nelson
  2. The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday’s Kiss) – Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins
  3. Pullin’ – Carolyn Franklin, Jimmy Radcliffe
  4. You and Me – Aretha Franklin
  5. Honest I Do – Jimmy Reed, Ewart Abner
  6. Spirit in the Dark – Aretha Franklin
  7. When the Battle Is Over- Jessie Hill,  John
  8. One Way Ticket – Jessie Hill,  John
  9. Try Matty’s – Aretha Franklin
  10. That’s All I Want from You – Fritz Rotter
  11. Oh No Not My Baby – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  12. Why I Sing the Blues – B. King, Dave Clark

On June 6, 2019.

On June 6, 2019, Malcolm John Rebennack aka Dr. John, died aged 77. He was singer – songwriter and musician (piano, keyboards and guitar), regarded as one of the greatest New Orleans music icons. He had successful solo career and performed and recorded with many famous musicians and bands, including Art Blakey, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Van Morrison, Dan Auerbach, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Joe Walsh, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, Mike Bloomfield, Spiritualized, David Newman, Ray Anderson, Levon Helm, John Hammond, Gregg Allman, Papa John Creach, Bennie Wallace, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Harry Connick Jr., Hank Crawford, Jimmy Smith, Jools Holland, Steve Tyrell, B. B. King and Marcus Miller. Dr. John won six “Grammy Awards”, and was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” in 2011. In May 2013, he received honorary doctorate of fine arts from “Tulane University.

On March 10, 1982.

On March 10, 1982, “Charisma” label released “After Hours”, the ninth Gary Moore studio album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Gary Moore and Ian Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Gary Moore– vocals, guitar
  • Will Lee, Bob Daisley, Johnny B. Gaydon – bass
  • Graham Walker, Anton Fig– drums
  • Tommy Eyre– keyboards
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Frank Mead, Nick Pentelow, Nick Payn – saxophone
  • Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson– The Memphis Horns
  • Carol Kenyon, Linda Taylor – vocals
  • Richard Morgan – oboe
  • B. King– vocals, guitar
  • Albert Collins – vocals, guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Moore, except  where noted.

  1. Cold Day in Hell – Gary Moore
  2. Don’t You Lie to Me (I Get Evil) – Hudson Whittaker
  3. Story of the Blues
  4. Since I Met You Baby
  5. Separate Ways
  6. Only Fool in Town
  7. Key to Love – John Mayall
  8. Jumpin’ at Shadows – Duster Bennett
  9. The Blues is Alright – Milton Campbell
  10. The Hurt Inside
  11. Nothing’s the Same

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Chess” label released “New Juke Box Hits”, the fifth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in 1960, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry– vocals, guitars
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Reggie Boyd – bass
  • Fred Below, Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Leroy C. Davis – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. I’m Talking About You
  2. Diploma for Two
  3. Thirteen Question Method
  4. Away from You
  5. Don’t You Lie to Me – Hudson Whittaker
  6. The Way It Was Before
  7. Little Star
  8. Route 66 – Bobby Troup
  9. Sweet Sixteen – Joe Josea, B. King
  10. Run Around
  11. Stop and Listen
  12. Rip It Up – John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell

 

 

 

On December 21, 1992.

On December 21, 1992, Albert Nelson aka Albert King died aged 69. He was musician (guitar, drums) and singer, one of the most influential blues guitarists, one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with B.B. King and Freddie King). Because of his smooth singing and his large size, he was given the nick name “The Velvet Bulldozer”. In 2013, he was posthumously inducted in the “Rock and Roll of Fame”. King has recorded sixteen studio albums.