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Nina Simone: Broadway – Blues Ballads

In November 1964, “Philips” label released “Broadway-Blues-Ballads”, the eleventh Nina Simone album. It was recorded in 1964, in New York City, and was produced by Hal Mooney.

Personnel:

  • Nina Simone – vocals, piano, arranger
  • Bobby Hamilton – drums
  • Lisle Atkinson – percussion
  • Rudy Stevenson – flute
  • Horace Ott – arranger, conductor
  • Hal Mooney – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
  2. Night Song – Lee Adams, Charles Strouse
  3. The Laziest Gal in Town – Cole Porter
  4. Something Wonderful – Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers
  5. Don’t Take All Night – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  6. Nobody – Alex Rogers, Bert Williams
  7. I Am Blessed – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  8. Of This I’m Sure – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  9. See-Line Woman – traditional, George Bass, Nina Simone
  10. Our Love (Will See Us Through) – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  11. How Can I? – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  12. The Last Rose of Summer – Thomas Moore, Richard Alfred Milliken, Nina Simone

Jamie Cullum: Interlude

On October 6, 2014, “Island” label released “Interlude”, the seventh Jamie Cullum album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Benedic Lamdin.

Personnel:

  • Jamie Cullum – vocal, piano, organ, photography
  • Gregory Porter – vocal
  • Laura Mvula – vocal
  • Rob Updegraff – guitar
  • Ross Stanley – piano
  • Rian Vosloo – bass, arranger
  • Tim Giles – drums, arranger
  • Tom Richards – saxophone, reeds, arrangements
  • Tomas Challenger – tenor saxophone
  • Edgar Jones – tenor saxophone, reeds
  • Fulvio Sigurta – trumpet
  • Mike Lovett – trumpet
  • Rory Simmons – trumpet, arranger
  • Percy Pursglove – trumpet
  • Neil Sidwell, Nichol Thomson, Natalie Wilts, Trevor Mires – trombone
  • James Allsopp – clarinet, reeds
  • Howard McGill – clarinet
  • Aisha Orazbeveva, Emma Smith – violin
  • Vince Sipprell – viola
  • Lucy Railton – cello
  • Amy Stanford, Anna Giddey, Kit Massey, Mary Martin, Natalie Rozario, Paloma Deike, Rachel Steadman, Ruth Elder – strings
  • Benedic Lamdin – engineer, mixing
  • Alex Bonney – engineer assistant
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Jeremy Lubsey – mastering assistant
  • Matk James – artwork, design
  • Michael Agel, Andrew Corrigan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Interlude – Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli, Raymond Leven
  2. Don’t You Know – Ray Charles
  3. The Seer’s Tower – Sufjan Stevens
  4. Walkin’ – Richard Carpenter
  5. Good Morning Heartache – Dan Fisher, Ervin Drake, Irene Higginbotham
  6. Sack O’Woe – Jon Hendricks, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
  7. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus
  8. My One and Only Love – Guy B. Wood, Robert Mellin
  9. Lovesick Blues – Cliff Friend, Irving Mills
  10. Losing You – Randy Newman
  11. Out of This World – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  12. Make Someone Happy – Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Jule Styne

She & Him: Classics

On December 2, 2014, “Columbia” label released “Classics”, the fifth She & Him studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by M.Ward.

Personnel:

  • Zooey Deschanel – lead vocals and backing vocals, piano, Wurlitzer
  • M. Ward – vocals, guitar
  • Boo Reiners – banjo
  • Nate Walcott – piano
  • Chapin Sisters – vocals
  • Tyler Tornfelt – bass
  • Tim Luntzel – bass
  • Pierre de Reeder – bass, drums, percussion, engineer
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Charlie Pillow – alto saxophone, flute, oboe, backing vocals
  • Doug Wieselman – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, backing vocals
  • Trombone Shorty – trombone
  • Curtis Hasselbring – trombone
  • Art Baron – trombone, backing vocals
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, backing vocals
  • Tom Hagerman – violin
  • Amanda Lawrence – viola
  • Tom Schick – engineer, mixing
  • Larry Crane – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Stars Fell on Alabama – Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins
  2. Oh No, Not My Baby – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  3. It’s Not for Me to Say – Robert Allen, Al Stillman
  4. Stay Awhile – Mike Hawker, Ivor Raymonde
  5. This Girl’s in Love with You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  7. She – Charles Aznavour. Herbert Kretzmer
  8. Teach Me Tonight – Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul
  9. It’s Always You – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  10. Unchained Melody – Alex North, Hy Zaret
  11. I’ll Never Be Free – Bennie Benjamin, George Davis Weiss
  12. Would You Like to Take a Walk – Mort Dixon, Billy Rose, Harry Warren
  13. We’’ll Meet Again – Hugh Charles, Ross Parker

Nina Simone: Wild is the Wind

In September 1966, “Phillips” label released “Wild Is the Wind”, the sixth Nina Simone studio album. It was recorded 1964 – 1965, in New York City, and was produced by Hal Mooney. In 2020, it was ranked 212 on “Rolling Stone’s” list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Nina Simone – vocals, piano, arranger
  • Horace Ott – arranger
  • Sid Mark – liner notes
  1. I Love Your Lovin’ Ways – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  2. Four Woman – Nina Simone
  3. What More Can I Say – Horace Ott, Wade Brown Jr.
  4. Lilac Wine – James Shelton
  5. That’s All I Ask – Horace Ott
  6. Break Down and Let It All Out – Van McCoy
  7. Why keep On Breaking My Heart – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus
  8. Wild is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  9. Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair – traditional
  10. If I Should Lose You – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  11. Either Way I Lose – Van McCoy

On July 21, 1983.

On July 21, 1983, “Jet” label released “Dirty Fingers”, the third Gary Moore studio album. It was recorded in 1981 and was produced by Chris Tsangarides.

Personnel:

  • Gary Moore– co-lead and backing vocals, guitars
  • Charlie Huhn– lead vocals
  • Don Airey– organ, keyboards
  • Jimmy Bain– bass
  • Tommy Aldridge– drums
  • Chris Tsangarides– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Moore, except where noted.

  1. Hiroshima
  2. Dirty Fingers
  3. Bad News
  4. Don’t Let Me be Misunderstood – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus, Gloria Caaldwell
  5. Run to Your Mama
  6. Nuclear Attack
  7. Kidnapped
  8. Really Gonna Rock Tonight
  9. Lonely Nights
  10. Rest in Peace

On May 29, 2012.

On May 29, 2012, “Sire” label released “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats”, the sixth Regina Spektor studio album. It was recorded in 2011, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mike Elizondo and Regina Spektor.

Personnel:

  • Regina Spektor – vocals, piano, keyboards, marimba
  • Mike Elizondo – bass, upright bass, acoustic and electric guitars, programming
  • Jack Dishel: vocals
  • Aaron Sterling – drums, percussion, marimba
  • Jay Bellerose – drums, percussion, bongos
  • Danny T. Levin – trumpet
  • David Moyer – baritone and tenor saxophone
  • John Daversa: trumpet
  • Adam Hawkins – engineer
  • Brent Arrowood – engineer assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Stephen Walker – art direction, design
  • Shervin Lainez – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Regina Spektor except where noted.

  1. Small Town Moon
  2. Oh Marcello – Regina Spektor with interpolation by Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus, and Gloria Caldwell (Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood)
  3. Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
  4. Firewood
  5. Patron Saint
  6. How
  7. All the Rowboats
  8. Ballad of a Politician
  9. Open
  10. The Party
  11. Jessica

On January 17, 1969.

On January 17, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Soul ’69”, the fourteen Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April 17–18 and September 24, 1968, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Junior Mance– piano
  • Spooner Oldham– organ
  • Joe Zawinul– organ, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass guitar
  • Bruno Carr – drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Jack Jennings – vibraphone
  • Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales – percussion
  • David Newman– tenor saxophone, flute
  • King Curtis, Seldon Powell– tenor saxophone
  • George Dorsey, Frank Wess– alto saxophone
  • Pepper Adams– baritone saxophone
  • Joe Newman, Bernie Glow, Richard Williams, Snook Young,  Ernie Royal– trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Benny Powell, Thomas Mitchell – trombone
  • Evelyn Greene, Wyline Ivy – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Ramblin’ – Big Maybelle
  2. Today I Sing the Blues – Curtis Reginald Lewis
  3. River’s Invitation – Percy Mayfield
  4. Pitiful – Rosie Marie McCoy, Charlie Singleton
  5. Crazy He Calls Me – Bob Russell, Carl Sigman
  6. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke
  7. Tracks of My Tears – Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin
  8. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody – Rudy Clark
  9. Gentle on My Mind – John Hartford
  10. So Long – Russ Morgan, Remus Harris, Irving Melsher
  11. I’ll Never Be Free – Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss
  12. Elusive Butterfly – Bob Lind

On December 14, 1959.

On December 14, 1959, “Decca” label released “Strictly Instrumental, the ninth Bill Haley & His Comets album. It was recorded June 1958 – September 1959, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli- tenor saxophone
  • Al Rex– bass guitar
  • Al Pompilli- bass guitar
  • Al Rappa- bass guitar

 Track listing:

  1. Joey’s Song- Joe Reisman
  2. Music! Music! Music!- Bernie Baum, Stephen Weiss
  3. Mack the Knife – Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein
  4. In a Little Spanish Town- Mabel Wayne, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young
  5. Two Shadows – Johnny Grande, Billy Williamson
  6. Shaky – Franny Beecher, Billy Williamson
  7. Strictly Instrumental – Bennie Benjamin, Edgar Battle, Sol Marcus, Eddie Seiler
  8. Skokiaan- Tom Glazer, August Msarurgwa
  9. Puerto Rican Peddler – Johnny Brandon
  10. Drowsy Waters – Jack Ailau
  11. Chiquita Linda (Un Poquito de tu Amor) – Julio Gutierrez
  12. The Catwalk – Franny Beecher, Billy Williamson

 

In December 1974.

In December 1974, “Capitol” label released “Sun Secrets”, the first Eric Burdon Band album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon – vocals
  • Aalon Butler – guitar
  • Randy Rice – bass
  • Alvin Taylor- drums
  • Ed Barton – engineer
  • Norman Seeff- photography

Track listing:

  1. It’s My Life – Roger Atkins, Carl D’Errico
  2. Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
  3. Medley: When I Was Young / War Child – Eric Burdon, Aalon Butler
  4. The Real Me – Eric Burdon, Aalon Butler
  5. Medley:Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood / Nina’s School – Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus, Gloria Caldwell, Eric Burdon, Aalon Butler
  6. Letter from the County Farm – Eric Burdon, Rosco Gordon
  7. Sun Secrets – Aalon Butler

On June 1, 1999.

On June 1, 1999, “Uptown / Universal” labels released “Here Comes the Bride”, the fourth Spin Doctors studio. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Aaron Comess.

Personnel:

  • Chris Barron – vocals, guitar
  • Eran Tabib – guitar
  • Ivan Neville– vocals, keyboards
  • Mark White – bass
  • Aaron Comess –drums, bass, guitar, accordion, keyboards
  • Joe Bonadio –tambourine, hand drums
  • Todd Horton –trumpet
  • Arnie Lawrence –saxophone
  • Andrew Lippman –trombone
  • Judith Talvi –cello
  • Catherine Russell– backing vocals
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Peter Denenberg, Tom Fritze – engineer
  • Aaron Comess, Peter Denenberg – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Barron and Aaron Comess except where noted.

  1. Here Comes the Bride
  2. Vampires in the Sun
  3. Waiting for the Blow – Chris Barron, Aaron Comess, Bennie Benjamin, Eddie Durham, Sol Marcus, Eddie Seiler
  4. The Man
  5. Gone Mad
  6. Wow
  7. Siren Dress
  8. Gorilla Boy
  9. Key to the Kingdom
  10. Fisherman’s Delight
  11. The Bigger I Laugh, the Harder I Cry
  12. Dodging Assassins
  13. Diamond
  14. Tomorrow Can Pay the Rent – Chris Barron
  15. Let´s Try Again