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In December 1969.

In December 1969, “Prestige” label released “The Boss Is Back!”, the 25th Gene Ammons album. It was recorded in November 1969, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Porter.

Personnel:

  • Gene Ammons – tenor saxophone
  • Prince James, Houston Person – tenor saxophone
  • Junior Mance – piano 
  • Sonny Phillips organ 
  • Buster Williams – bass 
  • Bob Bushnell – electric bass 
  • Frankie Jones, Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Candido – congas 

Track listing:

All tarcks by Gene Ammons except where noted.

  1. The Jungle Boss – Gene Ammons, Junior Mance
  2. I Wonder – Cecil Gant, Raymond Leveen
  3. Feeling Good – Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
  4. Tastin’ the Jug
  5. Here’s That Rainy Day – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Madame Queen

On October 29, 2002.

On October 29, 2002, “Milestone” label released “McGriff Avenue”, the 61st Jimmy McGriff album. It was recorded in October 2001, at “Van Gelder Studio”, in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Porter.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy McGriff – Hammond X-B3 organ
  • Gordon Beadle, Bill Easley – tenor saxophone
  • Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
  • Rodney Jones, Melvin Sparks-Hassan – guitar
  • Wilbur Bascomb – bass
  • Bernard Purdie, Don Williams − drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Rodney Jones except where noted..

  1. All About My Girl – Jimmy McGriff
  2. McGriff Avenue
  3. Soul Street – Jimmy Forrest
  4. The Answer Is in the Blues
  5. The Great Unknown – Jimmy McGriff, Ronnie Cuber
  6. Dissertation on the Blues
  7. The Worm – Jimmy McGriff, Sonny Lester, Fats Theus
  8. America the Beautiful – Samuel A. Ward, Katharine Lee Bates

In August 1970.

In August 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Electric Funk”, the 20th Jimmy McGriff album. It was recorded in September 1969, in New York City, and was produced by Sonny Lester.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy McGriff– electronic organ
  • Blue Mitchell– trumpet
  • Stanley Turrentine– tenor saxophone
  • Horace Ott– electric piano, arranger
  • Unknown – guitar
  • Chuck Rainey– electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy McGriff except where noted

  1. Back on the Track – Horace Ott
  2. Chris Cross – Horace Ott
  3. Miss Poopie – Horace Ott
  4. The Bird Wave
  5. Spear for Moondog Part 1
  6. Spear for Moondog Part 2
  7. Tight Times – Horace Ott
  8. Spinning Wheel – David Clayton-Thomas
  9. Funky Junk – Horace Ott

On August 17, 1993.

On August 17, 1993, “Columbia” label released “Walk the Dog and Light the Light”, the ninth Laura Nyro studio album. It was recorded in 1993, in New York City, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Gary Katz.

Personnel:

  • Laura Nyro – lead vocals, harmonies, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Bernard Purdie- drums
  • Freddie Washington, Jerry Jemmott- bass guitar
  • Elliott Randall, Michael Landau, Ira Siegal – guitar
  • Bashiri Johnson, Eric McKain – percussion
  • Ellen Uryevick – harp
  • Juliet Haffner, Sue Pray, Julie Green, Jeanne Le Blanc, Marilyn Wright, Belinda Whitney Barat, Joyce Hammann, Beryl Diamond, Rani Vaz, Laura Seaton, Gene Orloff, Sanford Allen, Mindy Jostyn – strings
  • Lou Marini, Roger Rosenberg, Randy Brecker, Lawrence Feldman – horns
  • Michael Brecker- saxophone solo
  • Lou Marini – flute solo
  • Carlos Franzetti – string arrangements
  • David Frank- horn and flute arrangements, additional production assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro; except where noted.

  1. Oh Yeah Maybe Baby (The Heebie Jeebies) – Hank Hunter, Phil Spector
  2. A Woman of the World
  3. The Descent of Luna Rose
  4. Art of Love
  5. Lite a Flame (The Animal Rights Song)
  6. Louise’s Church
  7. Broken Rainbow
  8. Walk the Dog and Light the Light (Song of the Road)
  9. To a Child
  10. I’m So Proud/Dedicated to the One I Love – Curtis Mayfield, Ralph Bass, Lowman Pauling

On August 13, 1971.

On August 13, 1971, Curtis Ousley (born Curtis Montgomery) aka King Curtis died aged 37. He was music director, record producer, and musician (soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet), worked in various music genres, rhythm, and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk, and soul-jazz. He performed and recorded with numerous musicians and bands including Aretha Franklin, Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, ]Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Andy Williams, The Coasters, LaVern Baker, Joe South, John Lennon, the Rimshots, Champion Jack Dupree, Jerry Jemmott, Oliver Jackson, King Pins, Bernard Purdie, The Shirelles, The Noble Band, Cornell Dupree, and  Duane Allman. At the 1970 “Grammy Awards”, Curtis won the “Best R&B Instrumental Performance Grammy” for “Games People Play”. In March 2000, he was posthumously inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

On July 1, 1997.

On July 1, 1997, “Savant” label released “The Opening Round”, subtitled “The Groove Masters Series Vol. 1”, the 43rd Houston Person album. It was recorded in February 1997, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Houston Person.

Personnel:

  • Houston Person– tenor saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond B3 organ
  • Rodney Jones– guitar
  • Tracy Wormworth– electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie– drums

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Sucker – Johnny Griffin
  2. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green, Al Jackson Jr., Willie Mitchell
  3. Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  4. What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland
  5. When a Man Loves a Woman – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
  6. Blue Spring – Rodney Jones
  7. Song for a Rainbow – Rodney Jones
  8. Shenandoah – traditional

 

On July 1, 1971.

On July 1, 1971, “Embryo Records” label released “Push Push”, the 56th Herbie Mann album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Mann – flute, saxophone
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • David Spinozza- guitar
  • Gene Bianca – harp
  • Richard Tee- piano, electric piano, organ
  • Chuck Rainey – bass
  • Jerry Jemmott – bass
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass
  • Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • Ralph MacDonald- percussion

Track listing:

  1. Push Push – Herbie Mann
  2. What’s Going On – Renaldo Benson, Alfred Cleveland, Marvin Gaye
  3. Spirit in the Dark – Aretha Franklin
  4. Man’s Hope – traditional, arrangement by Herbie Mann, based on “Hatikvah”
  5. If – David Gates
  6. Never Can Say Goodbye – Clifton Davis
  7. What’d I Say – Ray Charles

 

 

In June 1970.

 

In June 1970, ‘King” label released “It’s a New Day – Let a Man Come In”, the 29th James Brown studio album. It was recorded 1969 – 1970, at “King Studios” in Cincinnati, Ohio, “Paramount Studios” in Los Angels, “Galo Studios” in NY, “Criteria Studios” in Miami, “Harmony Studios” in Los Angels, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocal
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • Pee Wee Ellis – alto saxophone
  • Fred Wesley – trombone
  • Eldee Williams – trumpet
  • Joe Davis – trumpet
  • Allen De Rienzo – trumpet
  • Conte Candoli – trumpet
  • Paula Hibbs-Rines – trumpet
  • Richard Griffith – trumpet
  • Waymon Reed – trumpet
  • Henry Sigismonti – French horn
  • William Hinshaw – French horn
  • Don Rand – organ
  • Nat Jones – piano, drums
  • James Vaughan – piano
  • St – Clair Pinckney – bass
  • Bob West – bass
  • ‘Sweet’ Charles Sherrell – electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie – drums
  • John Starks – drums
  • Clyde Stubbelfield – drums
  • Melvin Parker – drums
  • Ben Barrett – drums
  • Beau Dollar – drums
  • Wallace Richardson – guitar
  • Alfonzo Kellum – guitar
  • Kenny Poole – guitar
  • Jimmy Nolen – guitar
  • Sammy Lowe – arranger, conductor
  • Nat Jones – conductor
  • David K. Mathews – orchestration
  • Ron Lenhoff – engineer
  • Bud Hobgood – editing
  • Ron Lenhoff – editing
  • Dan Quest Studio – design

Track listing:

All tracks by James Brown, except where noted.

  1. It’s a New Day, Pts. 1 & 2
  2. Let a Man Come In and Do the Popcorn Pts. 1 & 2
  3. World Pts. 1 & 2
  4. Georgia On My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  5. It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
  6. Give It Up or Turn It a Loose – Charles Bobbit
  7. If I Ruled the World – Cyril Ornadel, Leslie Bricusse
  8. The Man in the Glass Pt. 1 – Bub Hobgood
  9. I’m Not Demanding Pt. 1 – James Brown, Bub Hobgood

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Atlantic” label released “A Soul Experiment”, the 17th Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded December 1968 – January 1969, at “A&R Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Gil Fuller and Joel Dorn.

Personnel:

  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Carlos Garnett– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Gary Illingworth – organ
  • Billy Butler– guitar
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Bernard Purdie- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard, except where noted.

  1. Clap Your Hands – Don Pickett
  2. Wichita Lineman – Jimmy Webb
  3. South Street Stroll – Kenny Barron
  4. Lonely Soul
  5. No Time to Lose – Carlos Garnett
  6. Hang ‘Em Up – Carlos Garnett
  7. Good Humor Man – Don Pickett
  8. Midnite Soul
  9. Soul Turn Around – Walter Bishop, Jr.
  10. A Soul Experiment

On April 18, 2000.

On April 18, 2000, “Milestone” label released “McGriff’s House Party”, the 58th Jimmy McGriff album. It was recorded in September 1999, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englwood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Porter.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy McGriff– Hammond X-B3 organ
  • Kenny Rampton – trumpet
  • Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Easley– tenor saxophone
  • Lonnie Smith– organ
  • Rodney Jones – guitar
  • Bernard Purdie− drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Rodney Jones except where noted

  1. Neckbones a la Carte
  2. Blues for Stitt – Bill Easley
  3. Red Roses for a Blue Lady – Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett
  4. Red Cadillac Boogaloo – George Benson
  5. That’s All – Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes
  6. McGriff’s House Party
  7. Grits, Gravy and Groove
  8. Dishin’ the Dirt – Lonnie Smith