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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

 

 

 

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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.

In October 1970.

In October 1970, “ABC” label released “Indianola Mississippi Seeds”, the eighteenth B. B. King studio album. It was recorded January 1969 – June 1970, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles and “Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk.

Personnel:

  • B. King– guitar, piano, vocals
  • Joe Walsh– guitar
  • Hugh McCracken– guitar
  • Carole King– piano, electric piano
  • Leon Russell– piano
  • Paul Harris– piano
  • Bryan Garofalo, Gerald Jemmott– bass
  • Russ Kunkel, Herb Lovelle– drums
  • Sherlie Matthews, Merry Clayton, Clydie King, Venetta Fields- Angelic chorus
  • Joe Zagarino— engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by B. B. King, except where noted.

  1. Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
  2. You’re Still My Woman – B. King, Dave Clark
  3. Ask Me No Questions
  4. Until I’m Dead and Cold
  5. King’s Special
  6. Ain’t Gonna Worry My Life Anymore
  7. Chains and Things – B. King, Dave Clark
  8. Go Underground – B. King, Dave Clark
  9. Hummingbird – Leon Russell

On September 26, 2006.

On September 26, 2006, “Artists First“label released “Last Man Standing”, the 39th studio Jerry Lee Lewis album. It was recorded in “Phillips Studio” and “Sun Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Jimmy Ripp and Steve Bing. The album consists of duets between Jerry Lee Lewis and some of the biggest names in rock and country music.

Track listing:

  1. Rock and Roll – John Paul Jones, John Bonham, James Patrick Page, Robert Plant / duet with Jimmy Page
  2. Before the Night Is Over – Benjamin Peters / duet with B.B. King
  3. Pink Cadillac – Bruce Springsteen / duet with Bruce Springsteen
  4. Evening Gown – Mick Jagger / duet with Mick Jagger and Ron Wood
  5. You Don’t Have to Go – James Matcher Reed / duet with Neil Young
  6. Twilight – Robbie Robertson, David Campbell / duet with Robbie Robertson
  7. Travelin’ Band – John Fogerty / duet with John Fogerty
  8. That Kind of Fool – Mack Vickery / duet with Keith Richards
  9. Sweet Little 16 – Chuck Berry / duet with Ringo Starr
  10. Just a Bummin’ Around – Pete Graves / duet with Merle Haggard
  11. Honky Tonk Woman – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards / duet with Kid Rock
  12. What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me) – Glenn Sutton – duet with Rod Stewart
  13. Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Age – Cindy Walker, Bob Wills / duet with George Jones
  14. Couple More Years – Dennis Locorriere, Shel Silverstein / duet with Willie Nelson
  15. Old Glory – Paul Roberts, Shelby Darnell, Jerry Lee Lewis / duet with Toby Keith
  16. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones / duel with Eric Clapton
  17. I Saw Her Standing There – John Lennon, Paul McCartney / duet with Little Richard
  18. Lost Highway – Leon Payne / duet with Delaney Bramlett
  19. Hadacohl Boogie – Bill Nettles / duet with Buddy Guy
  20. What Makes the Irish Heart Beat – Van Morrison / duet with Don Henley
  21. The Pilgrim Ch. 33 – Kris Kristofferson / duet with Kris Kristofferson

 

On June 13, 2000.

On June 13, 2000, “Duck” label released “Riding with the King”, album by Eric Clapton and B.B. King. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Eric Clapton and Simon Climie. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Greece by “IFPI Greece”, Italy by “FIMI”, Japan by “RIAJ”, New Zealand by “RMNZ” and 2 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • B. King– guitar, co-lead vocals
  • Eric Clapton– guitar, co-lead vocals
  • Doyle Bramhall II– guitar, background vocals
  • Andy Fairweather Low– guitar
  • Jimmie Vaughan– guitar
  • Joe Sample– piano, Wurlitzer piano
  • Tim Carmon– organ
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Arif Mardin– string arrangements
  • Susannah Melvoin– background vocals
  • Wendy Melvoin– background vocals
  • Paul Waller – programming
  • Alan Douglas – engineer, mixer
  • Tom Sweeney – engineering assistant
  • Mick Guzauski– mixer
  • Robert Sebree – artwork photography
  • Don Paulsen – artwork photography
  • Wherefore Art?– artwork design
  • Stephen Walker – artwork direction

Track listing:

  1. Riding With the King – John Hiatt
  2. Ten Long Years – Jules Taub,B. King
  3. Key to the Highway – Big Bill Broonzy,Charlie Segar
  4. Marry You – Doyle Bramhall II,Susannah Melvoin, Craig Ross
  5. Three O’Clock Blues – Lowell Fulson
  6. Help the Poor – Charles Singleton
  7. I Wanna Be – Doyle Bramhall II,Charlie Sexton
  8. Worried Life Blues – Sam Hopkins,Big Maceo Merriweather
  9. Days of Old – Jules Taub, B.B. King
  10. When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer – B. King, Jules Taub
  11. Hold On, I’m Comin – Isaac Hayes,David Porter
  12. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen,Johnny Mercer

 

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Columbia” label released the second, self-titled Johnny Winter studio album. It was recorded February-March 1969 in Nashville, and was produced by Johnny Winter.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Winter – lead guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Uncle John Turner – percussion
  • Tommy Shannon– bass
  • Edgar Winter– keyboards, alto saxophone
  • Elsie Senter – backing vocals
  • Carrie Hossel – backing vocals
  • Peggy Bowers – backing vocals
  • Stephen Ralph Sefsik – alto saxophone
  • Norman Ray – baritone saxophone
  • Walter “Shakey” Horton– harmonica
  • Willie Dixon– acoustic bass
  • Karl Garin – trumpet
  • Wynn Butler – tenor saxophone
  • Eddie Kramer– production consultant
  • Marvin Devonish – production assistant
  • Steve Paul– spiritual producer

Track listing:

  1. I’m Yours & I’m Hers – Johnny Winter
  2. Be Careful with a Fool – Joe Josea, B. King
  3. Dallas – Johnny Winter
  4. Mean Mistreater – James Gordon
  5. Leland Mississippi Blues – Johnny Winter
  6. Good Morning Little School Girl – Sonny Boy Williamson
  7. When You Got a Good Friend – Robert Johnson
  8. I’ll Drown in My Tears – Henry Glover
  9. Back Door Friend – Lightnin’ Hopkins, Stan Lewis

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Blue Horizon” label released “40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve”, the debut Chicken Shack studio album. It was recorded February 1968, at “CBS Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon.

Personnel:

  • Stan Webb– guitar, vocals
  • Christine Perfect– organ, vocals, piano
  • Andy Silvester– bass
  • Dave Bidwell – drums
  • Alan Ellis – trumpet
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith– tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Almond– alto saxophone
  • Engineer – Mike Ross
  • Photography, design – Terence Ibbott

Track listing:

  1. The Letter – Jules Taub, B. B. King
  2. Lonesome Whistle Blues – Rudolph Toombs
  3. When the Train Comes Back – Christine Perfect
  4. San-Ho-Zay – Freddie King, Sonny Thompson
  5. King of the World – John Lee Hooker
  6. See See Baby – Freddie King, Sonny Thompson
  7. First Time I Met the Blues – Eurreal (Little Brother Montgomery) Montgomery
  8. Webbed Feet – Stan Webb
  9. You Ain’t No Good – Christine Perfect
  10. What You Did Last Night – Stan Webb