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On October 16, 1969.

On October 16, 1969, Lejzor Szmuel Czyż aka Leonard Chess died aged 52. He was a record company executive and the co-founder of Chess Records, home to John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, Jimmy Reed, and Sonny Boy Williamson. He was influential in the development of rock and roll, electric blues, and the Chicago blues scene.

On July 25, 2006.

On July 25, 2006, “Roadrunner Records” label released “One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This”, the third New York Dolls studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “The Sound House”, “The Shed”, and was produced by Jack Douglas.

Personnel:

  • Steve Conte– guitar
  • Brian Delaney – drums
  • David Johansen– vocals, harmonica
  • Brian Koonin – piano
  • Sylvain Sylvain– guitar
  • Sami Yaffa– bass
  • Bo Diddley– guitar
  • Colin Douglas – percussion, congas
  • Laura Jane Grace– vocals
  • Iggy Pop– vocals
  • Andy Snitzer – saxophone
  • Michael Stipe– vocals
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Sebastian Cotron – assistant engineering
  • Blake Douglas – Pro Toolsengineering
  • Jack Douglas– mixing
  • Jay Messina – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain, except where noted.

  1. We’re All in Love – David Johansen, Sami Yaffa
  2. Runnin’ Around
  3. Plenty of Music
  4. Dance Like a Memory
  5. Punishing World – David Johansen, Steve Conte
  6. Maimed Happiness
  7. Fishnets and Cigarettes
  8. Gotta Get Away from Tommy – David Johansen, Steve Conte
  9. Dancing on the Lip of a Volcano
  10. I Ain’t Got Nothing – David Johansen, Brian Koonin
  11. Rainbow Store – David Johansen, Steve Conte
  12. Gimme Luv and Turn on the Light
  13. Take a Good Look at My Good Looks – David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain, Steve Conte
  14. Seventeen (bonus track)

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Dunhill” label released “A Group Called Smith”, the debut Smith album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Steve Barri and Joel Sill.

Personnel:

  • Gayle McCormick– lead vocals
  • Rich Cliburn – lead guitar
  • Alan Parker – guitar
  • Larry Moss – organ
  • Jerry Carter – bass
  • Robert Evans – drums
  • John Horrigan – drums

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Get Together – Chet Powers
  2. I Don’t Believe (I Believe) – Jeffrey Thomas
  3. Tell Him No – Rod Argent
  4. Who Do You Love – Bo Diddley
  5. Baby, It’s You – Burt Bacharach, Mack David, Luther Dixon
  6. Last Time – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. I Just Want to Make Love to You – Willie Dixon
  8. Mojalesky Ridge – Harvey Price, Joel Sill, Dan Walsh
  9. Let’s Spend the Night Together – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  10. I’ll Hold Out My Hand – Al Gorgoni, Chip Taylor

 

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Checker Records” label released “Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger”, the fifth Bo Diddley studio album. It was recorded October 1959 – February 1960, and was produced by Leonard Chess, Phil Chess and Bo Diddley.

Personnel:

  • Bo Diddley(Ellas McDaniel) – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Jerome Green – maracas, backing vocals
  • Willie Dixon, Bobby Baskerville – bass
  • Jesse James Johnson – electric bass
  • Billy Downing, Clifton James – drums
  • Lafayette Leake, Otis Spann, Billy Stewart– piano
  • Peggy Jones – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Gene Barge– tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Carter, Harvey Fuqua, Lily “Bee Bee” Jamieson, Gloria Morgan, Nate Nelson – backing vocals
  • Vartan – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Ellas McDaniel, except where noted.

  1. Gunslinger
  2. Ride on Josephine
  3. Doing the Craw-Daddy
  4. Cadillac
  5. Somewhere
  6. Cheyenne
  7. Sixteen Tons – Merle Travis, arranged byEllas McDaniel
  8. Whoa Mule (Shine)
  9. No More Lovin’
  10. Diddling

In July 1959.

In July 1959, “Chess” label released “Chuck Berry Is on Top”, the third Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded 1955–1959, in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Phil Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry– vocals, guitars
  • Bo Diddley– electric guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson, Lafayette Leake– piano
  • Willie Dixon– double bass
  • George Smith – bass
  • Fred Below, Ebbie Hardy, Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Jerome Green – maracas
  • The Moonglows– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. Almost Grown
  2. Carol
  3. Maybellene
  4. Sweet Little Rock & Roller
  5. Anthony Boy
  6. Johnny B. Goode
  7. Little Queenie
  8. Jo Jo Gunne
  9. Roll Over Beethoven
  10. Around and Around
  11. Hey Pedro
  12. Blues for Hawaiians

In July 1959.

In July 1959, “Checker Records” label released “Go Bo Diddley”, the second Bo Diddley album. It was recorded on March 2, 1955, and in September 1958, and was produced by Leonard Chess, Phil Chess and Bo Diddley. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 214 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

 Personnel:

 Bo Diddley (Ellas McDaniel) – vocals, guitar; violin

  • Peggy Jones– guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerome Green – co-lead vocals, maracas
  • Willie Dixon– bass
  • Clifton James – drums
  • Frank Kirkland – drums
  • Billy Boy Arnold– harmonica
  • Lafayette Leake– piano
  • Otis Spann– piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley), except where noted.

  1. Crackin’ Up
  2. I’m Sorry – Ellas McDaniel, Alan Freed, Harvey Fuqua
  3. Bo’s Guitar
  4. Willie and Lillie
  5. You Don’t Love Me (You Don’t Care)
  6. Say Man
  7. The Great Grandfather
  8. Oh Yea
  9. Don’t Let It Go
  10. Little Girl
  11. Dearest Darling
  12. The Clock Strikes Twelve

 

In January 1980.

In January 1980, “Crammed Discs” label released “Un Peu de l’Âme des Bandits” (English: A Little of the Bandit Spirit), the second Aksak Maboul studio album. It was recorded February – August 1979, at “Sunrise Studio” in Kirchberg, Switzerland, and was produced by Marc Hollander, Frank Wuyts, Michael Berckmans, Denis van Hecke, Catherine Jauniaux, Fred Frith and Chris Cutler.

Personnel:

  • Marc Hollander– organ, piano, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, drum machine, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, dumbeg, samples, xylophone, percussion
  • Frank Wuyts– drums, pinball machine flipper, recorder, piano, synthesizer, percussion, choir
  • Michel Berckmans– bassoon, oboe, choir
  • Denis van Hecke– acoustic cello, electric cello, voice, rhythm guitar
  • Catherine Jauniaux– voice, pinball machine flipper
  • Fred Frith– guitar, violin, viola, bass guitar, prepared guitar
  • Chris Cutler– drums, percussion, radio
  • Mixed by Etienne Conod, Fred Frith, assisted by Aksak Maboul
  • Pat Andrea – front cover design
  • M.C. Octave – back cover design, layout

Track listing:

  1. A Modern Lesson- Bo Diddley – Marc Hollander, arr. Fred Frith, Marc Hollander, Catherine Jauniaux
  2. Palmiers en Pots
  • Trio (from Nuits D’Argentine) – Verchuren
  • Tango – Frank Wuyts, Marc Hollander
  1. Geistige Nacht (Rondo) – Fred Frith, arr. Fred Frith
  2. I Viaggi Formano la Gioventú (Truc Turc) – Turkish folk song arr. Kenis, Aksak Maboul
  3. Inoculating Rabies (Pogo) – Dennis van Hecke, Frank Wuyts
  4. Cinema (Knokke)
  • Ce Qu’On Peut Voir Avec Un Bon Microscope – Marc Hollander, Frank Wuyts, Aksak Maboul
  • Alluvions – Marc Hollander, Frank Wuyts, arr. Kenis, Aksak Maboul
  • Azinou Crapules – Marc Hollander, Frank Wuyts
  • Age Route Brra! (Radio Sofia) – Aksak Maboul

In January 1960.

In January 1960, “Checker” label released “Have Guitar Will Travel”, the third Bo Diddley studio album. It was recorded July 1955 – September 1959, in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess, Phil Chess and Bo Diddley.

Personnel:

  • Bo Diddley– vocals, guitar
  • Jerome Green – co-lead vocals, maracas, background vocals
  • Peggy Jones– guitar, background vocals
  • Willie Dixon– bass
  • Clifton James – drums
  • Frank Kirkland – drums
  • Jody Williams– guitar
  • Lafayette Leake– piano
  • Lester Davenport– harmonica

Track listing:

All tracks by Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley), except where noted.

  1. She’s Alright
  2. Cops and Robbers – Kent Harris
  3. Run Diddley Daddy
  4. Mumblin’ Guitar
  5. I Need You Baby
  6. Say Man, Back Again
  7. Nursery Rhyme
  8. I Love You So
  9. Spanish Guitar
  10. Dancing Girl
  11. Come On Baby

 

In December 1981.

In December 1981, “Slash” label released the self-titled, second Blasters album. It was recorded in 1981, at “United Western Studios”, and was produced by Phil Alvin, Dane Alvin, Gene Taylor, John Bazz and Bill Baterman.

Personnel:

  • Phil Alvin – vocals, guitar
  • Dave Alvin – guitar
  • John Bazz – bass
  • Bill Bateman – drums
  • Gene Taylor – piano
  • Lee Allen– tenor saxophone
  • Steve Berlin- baritone sax
  • Roger Harris, Pat Burnette – engineers
  • David Ahlert – second engineer
  • Steve Bartel – art direction
  • Gustav Alsina – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Alvin, except where noted.

  1. Marie Marie
  2. No Other Girl
  3. I’m Shakin’ – Rudy Toombs
  4. Border Radio
  5. American Music
  6. So Long Baby Goodbye
  7. Hollywood Bed
  8. Never No Mo’ Blues – Elsie McWilliams, Jimmie Rodgers
  9. This is It
  10. Highway 61 – Albert Laundrew
  11. I Love You So – Bo Diddley
  12. Stop the Clock – Bob Ehret, Damon Robertson

In August 1972.

In August 1972, “Palladium” label released “Smokin’ O.P.’s”, the fifth Bob Seger studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Pampa Studios” in Warren, Michigan, and was produced by Punch Andrews.The album cover design was by Thomas Leroy Weschler.

Personnel:

  • Bob Seger – guitar, piano, vocals
  • Jack Ashford- percussion, tambourine
  • Eddie Bongo – percussion, conga
  • Mike Bruce – guitar
  • Jim Bruzzese – tambourine
  • Crystal Jenkins – vocals, background vocals
  • Skip Knape – organ, bass, piano, keyboard
  • David Teegarden- drums, maracas, marimba
  • Pam Todd – vocals, background vocals
  • Engineer: Jim Bruzzese
  • Assistant engineer: Greg Miller
  • Mixing: Jim Cassily, Mabel Louise Smith, Thomas Weschler
  • Photography: Thomas Weschler, Peter Lumetta

Track listing:

  1. Bo Diddley/Who Do You Love? – Bo Diddley(Ellas McDaniel)
  2. Love the One You’re With – Stephen Stills
  3. If I Were a carpenter – Tim Hardin
  4. Hummin’ Bird – Leon Russell
  5. Let It Rock – Chuck Berry (E. Anderson)
  6. Turn on Your Love Light – Don Robey(Deadric Malone), Joseph Wade Scott
  7. Jesse James – traditional
  8. Someday – Bob Seger
  9. Heavy Music – Bob Seger