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On July 28, 1979.

On July 28, 1979, “Virgin” label released the self-titled, debut Flying Lizards album. It was recorded 1978 – 1979, at “Berry Street Studio”, “Brixton Academy” in London, and in New York City, Munich, and Maidstone, and was produced by David Cunningham.

Personnel:

  • David Cunningham – engineer
  • Steve Beresford – guitar, bass, keyboards
  • David Toop
  • Michael Upton
  • Julian Marshall
  • Dave Hunt – engineer
  • Laurie Rae Chamberlain – sleeve art
  • Richard Rayner-Canham – sleeve art, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Cunningham except where noted

  1. Der Song von Mandelay (Mandelay Song) – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  2. Her Story – Dave Solomon, David Cunningham, General-Strike, Vivien Goldman
  3. TV – David Cunningham, Deborah Evans-Stickland, General-Strike
  4. Russia
  5. Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
  6. Money (That’s What I Want) – Berry Gordy, Janie Bradford
  7. The Flood
  8. Trouble
  9. Events During Flood
  10. The Window – Vivien Goldman

On November 19, 1977.

On November 19, 1977, “Chrysalis” label released “Storm Force Ten”, the tenth  Steeleye Span album. It was recorded in September 1977, at “Phonogram Studios” in Hiversum, Holland, and was produced by Mike Thompson, Maddy Prior, Tim Hart, Martin Carthy, Rick Kemp, John Kirkpatrick and Nigel Pegrum.

Personnel:

  • Maddy Prior– vocals
  • Tim Hart- vocals, guitar
  • Martin Carthy- vocals, guitar
  • Rick Kemp– vocals, bass guitar
  • John Kirkpatrick- vocals, accordion
  • Nigel Pegrum- drums

Track listing:

  1. Awake, Awake – traditional
  2. Sweep, Chimney Sweep – traditional
  3. The Wife of The Soldier – Bertolt Brecht, Scott
  4. The Victory – traditional
  5. The Black Freighter – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  6. Some Rival – traditional
  7. Treadmill Song – traditional
  8. Seventeen Come Sunday – traditional

On September 30, 1997.

On September 30, 1997, “Verve” label released “Dear Ella”, the eleventh Dee Dee Bridgewater studio album. It was recorded January – February 1997.  At the 40th Grammy Awards, the album won Bridgewater the “Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album” and Slide Hampton the “Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist”, for the arrangement of “Cotton Tail”.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater– vocals
  • Cecil Bridgewater– trumpet, arranger, conductor
  • Virgil Jones – trumpet, horn, soloist
  • Byron Stripling– trumpet
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Diego Urcola – trumpet
  • Slide Hampton– trombone, arranger, conductor
  • Clarence Banks – trombone, horn, soloist
  • Benny Powell– trombone
  • Robert Trowers– trombone
  • Douglas Purviance– bass trombone
  • Robert Lloyd – horn
  • Anderson – tuba
  • Antonio Hart– alto saxophone, soloist
  • Jeff Clayton– alto saxophone
  • Teodross Avery– tenor saxophone
  • Bill Easley– tenor saxophone
  • Patience Higgins – baritone saxophone
  • Taylor – flute
  • Jowitt – clarinet
  • Wallbank – bass clarinet
  • J. Morgan – oboe
  • Lou Levy– piano, arranger
  • Milt Jackson– vibraphone
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar, arranger
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • André Ceccarelli– drums
  • Hakin – percussion
  • Boguslaw Kostecki, A. Noland, T. Williams, R. Wilson – violin
  • Graham and G. Jackson – viola
  • Peter Willison – cello
  • John Clayton – big band arranger, conductor
  • Rob Eaton, Keith Grant, Al Schmitt– engineer
  • Peter Doell, Koji Egawa, Brian Garten, Alex Marcou – assistant engineer
  • Jean Luc Barilla – design
  • Philippe Pierangeli – photography

Track listing:

  1. A-Tisket, A-Tasket – Van Alexander, Ella Fitzgerald
  2. Mack the Knife – Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  3. Undecided – Leo Robin, Charlie Shavers
  4. Midnight Sun – Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer
  5. Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love – Cole Porter
  6. How High the Moon – Morgan Hamilton, Nancy Lewis
  7. (If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini) – Sam Coslow
  8. Cotton Tail – Duke Ellington
  9. My Heart Belongs to Daddy – Cole Porter
  10. (I’d Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China – Frank Loesser
  11. Oh, Lady be Good! – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. Stairway to the Stars — Matty Malneck, Mitchell Parish, Frank Signorelli
  13. Dear Ella – Kenny Burrell

On May 21, 2002.

On May 21, 2002, “Verve” label released “This is New”, the 14th Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded November – December 2001, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, “Plus XXX Studios” in Paris, and was produced by Dee Dee Bridgewater. The album was dedicated to Kurt Weill’s music.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals
  • André Ceccarelli – drums
  • Ira Coleman- double bass
  • Thierry Eliez – Hammond organ, piano
  • Minino Garay – percussion
  • Antonio Hart- flute, alto saxophone
  • Daniele Scannapieco – saxophone
  • Denis Leloup – trombone
  • Juan José Mosalini – bandoneon
  • Louis Winsberg – guitar
  • Bernie Arcadio – string Arrangements
  • Cecil Bridgewater – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

All music by Kurt Weill.

  1. This Is New – lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  2. Lost in the Stars – lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
  3. The Bilbao Song – lyrics by Michael Feingold, Frank McGuinness
  4. My Ship – lyrics by Ira Gershwin
  5. Alabama Song – lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
  6. The Saga of Jenny – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  7. Youkali – lyrics by Roger Fernay
  8. I’m a Stranger Here Myself – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  9. Speak Low – lyrics by Ogden Nash
  10. September Song – lyrics by Maxwell Anderson
  11. Here I’ll Stay – lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

 

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

 

On August 1, 2000.

On August 1, 2000, “Interscope” label released “Vavoom!”, the fourth Brian Setzer Orchestra studio album. It was recorded in 2000,, and was produced by Glen Ballard, Peter Collins and Dave Darling.

Personnel:

  • Brian Setzer – vocals, guitar
  • Bernie Dresel – drums, percussion
  • Ray Hermann – saxophone
  • George McMullen, Robbie Hioki – trombone
  • Tim Misica – saxophone
  • Mark Winchester – bass
  • Kevin Norton – trumpet
  • Mike Himelstein – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Setzer, except where noted.

  1. Pennsylvania 6-5000 – Brian Setzer, Bill Finegan, Jerry Gray, Carl Sigman, Mike Himelstein
  2. Jumpin’ East of Java
  3. Americano – Brian Setzer, Renato Carosone
  4. If You Can’t Rock Me
  5. Gettin’ In the Mood – Mike Himelstein
  6. Drive Like Lightning (Crash Like Thunder) – Brian Setzer, Mark Winchester
  7. Mack the Knife – Marc Blitzstein, Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht
  8. Caravan – Irving Mills, Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol
  9. The Footloose Doll
  10. From Here to Eternity – Brian Setzer, Rick Bell
  11. That’s the Kind of Sugar Papa Likes
  12. 49 Mercury Blues
  13. Jukebox
  14. Gloria – Esther Navarro

 

 

 

 

 

 

On October 1, 1964.

On October 1, 1964, “Mercury” label released “Oscar Peterson Trio + One”, album by  Oscar Peterson with Clark Terry. It was recorded on August 17, 1964, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Oscar Peterson– piano
  • Clark Terry– trumpet, flugelhorn, vocal
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Ed Thigpen– drums

Track listing:

  1. Brotherhood of Man – Frank Loesser
  2. Jim – Caesar Petrillo, Milton Samuels, Nelson Shawn
  3. Blues for Smedley – Oscar Peterson
  4. Roundalay – Oscar Peterson
  5. Mumbles – Clark Terry
  6. Mack the Knife – Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  7. They Didn’t Believe Me -Jerome Kern, Herbert Reynolds
  8. Squeaky’s Blues – Oscar Peterson
  9. I Want a Little Girl – Murray Mencher, Billy Moll
  10. Incoherent Blues – Clark Terry

 

In August 1971.

In August 1971, “Polydor” label released “Van Ronk”, the tenth Dave Van Ronk album. It was recorded December 1970 – May 1971, at “Sound Exchange Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Dave Woods.

Personnel:

  • Dave Van Ronk – vocals, guitar, arrangements
  • Dave Woods – arrangements
  • Engineered by Steve Katz
  • Cover Art by Anne Friedman
  • Morale by Joanne Grace
  • Spiritual – John Jameson

Track listing:

  1. Bird on the Wire – Leonard Cohen
  2. Fox’s Minstrel Show – Michael Small
  3. Port of Amsterdam – Jacques Brel, Eric Blau, Mort Shuman
  4. Fat Old John – Peter Stampfel
  5. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  6. Random Canyon – Peter Stampfel
  7. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today – Randy Newman
  8. Gaslight Rag -Dave Van Ronk
  9. Honey Hair – Dave Van Ronk
  10. Legend of the Dead Soldier – Bertolt Brecht, Eric Bentley
  11. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen

On March 27, 2000.

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On March 27, 2000, “Decca” label released “Punishing Kiss”, studio album by Ute Lemper. It was recorded in 1999, at “The Town House” in London, and “Right Track Studios” in New York, and was produced by Jon Jacobs, Scott Walker and Hal Willner. The album is product of collaboration between Ute Lemper and The Divine Comedy.

Track listing:

  1. Little Water Song – Bruno Pisek and Nick Cave
  2. The Case Continues – Neil Hannon and Joby Talbot
  3. Passionate Fight – Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve
  4. Tango Ballad – Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
  5. Couldn’t You Keep That to Yourself – Elvis Costello
  6. Streets of Berlin – Martin Sherman and Philip Glass
  7. The Part You Throw Away – Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
  8. Split – Neil Hannon and Joby Talbot
  9. Punishing Kiss – Elvis Costello and Cait O’Riordan
  10. Purple Avenue – Tom Waits
  11. You Were Meant For Me – Neil Hannon and Joby Talbot
  12. Scope J – Scott Walker

On January 4, 1967.

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On January 4, 1967, “Elektra” label released the self titled debut Doors album. It was recorded in August, 1966, at the “Sunset Sound  Recorders”, in Hollywood, and was produced by  Paul A. Rothchild. It was originally released in different mono and stereo mixes, and features the breakthrough single “Light My Fire”. The album was huge commercial success, it has sold 25 million copies worldwide and became Doors best sold album. Both the album and the song “Light My Fire” were inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked the album on number 42, on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2015,  based on its cultural, artistic or historical significance, the “Library of Congress” selected “The Doors” for inclusion in the “National Recording Registry”.

Personnel:

  • Jim Morrison– lead vocals
  • Ray Manzarek– Vox Continental organ, piano, keyboard bass, marxophone
  • Robby Krieger– guitar, bass overdubs
  • John Densmore– drums
  • Larry Knechtel – bass guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore, except where noted.

  1. Break On Through
  2. Soul Kitchen
  3. The Crystal Ship
  4. Twentieth Century Fox
  5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  6. Light My Fire
  7. Back Door man – Willie Dixon, Chester Burnett
  8. I Looked at You
  9. End of the Night
  10. Take It as it Comes
  11. The End