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On January 16, 2021.

On January 16, 2021, Julian Clifford Mance, Jr. aka Junior Mance died aged 92. He was musician (piano) and composer, one of the main figures of the Hard bop jazz scene. He recorded and performed with some of the biggest names of jazz, blues and soul music including Gene Amons, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Sonny Stitt, Dinah Washington, Wynton Kelly, Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Nat Adderley, Joe Gordon, Bennie Green, Al Grey, Ernie Andrews, Johnny Griffin, Art Blakey, Cliford Brown, Benny Carter, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Cleveland, Arnett Cobb, Red Holloway, Jose James, Ray Crawford, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Eddie Jefferson, Aretha Franklin, Etta Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Irene Kral, Jay Leonhart, Les McCann, Paul Gonsalves, Howard McGhee, The Metronomes, Virgil Gonsalves, James Moody, Wild Bill Moore, Barbara Morrison, Sandy Mosse, Leo Parker, Ken Peplowski, Billie Poole, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Alvin Queen, Jimmy Scott, Arnold Sterling, Sonny Stitt, Clark Terry, Frank Vignola, Wilbur Ware, Ben Webster, Joe Williams, Marion Williams, and Leo Wright. As leader, Monce released 56 albums (live and studio). In 2007, Mance and his wife Gloria started their own record label “JunGlo”.

ON January 15, 1998.

On January 15, 1998, Amos Wells Blakemore Jr. aka Junior Wells died aged 63. He was musician (harmonica) and vocalist, one of the pioneers of the Chicago amplified blues harp style. He recorded and performed with Buddy Guy, The Aces, Earl Hooke, Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones. His composition “Messin’ with the Kid” became one of the all-time blues classics.

In january 1966.

In January 1966, “Chess” label released “The Real Folk Blues”, the sixth Sonny Boy Williamson II album. It was recorded September 1957 – April 1964, in Chicago, and was produced by Marshall Chess.


  • Sonny Boy Williamson – vocals, harmonica
  • Buddy Guy, Robert Lockwood Jr., Eddie King, Matt Murphy, Luther Tucker – guitar
  • Otis Spann – piano
  • Lafayette Leake – piano, organ
  • Willie Dixon, Jack Meyers, Milton Rector – bass
  • Fred Below, Al Duncan, Odie Payne – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Boy Williamson except where noted

  1. One Way Out
  2. Too Young to Die
  3. Trust My Baby
  4. Checkin’ Up on My Baby
  5. Sad to Be Alone
  6. Got to Move
  7. Bring It On Home – Willie Dixon
  8. Down Child
  9. Peach Tree
  10. Dissatisfied
  11. That’s All I Want – Willie Dixon
  12. Too Old to Think

In December 1980.

In December 1980, “JSP” label released “Breaking Out”, the fifth Buddy Guy studio album. It was recorded in September 1980, at “Sound Studio” in Chicago, and was produced by John Stedman and Buddy Guy.


  • Buddy Guy – vocals, guitar
  • Phil Guy – vocals, guitar
  • William McDonald – guitar
  • Nick Charles – bass
  • Jene Pickett – keyboards
  • Merle Perkins – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Buddy Guy except where noted.

  1. I Didn’t Know My Mother Had a Son Like Me
  2. Have You Ever Been Lonesome
  3. She Winked At Me
  4. Boogie Family Style
  5. Break Out All Over You
  6. You Called Me in My Dream
  7. Me and My Guitar – Fredie King
  8. You Can Make It If You Try – Ted Jarrett

On October 7, 2019.

On October 7, 2019, Malcolm “Molly” Duncan died aged 74. He was a musician (saxophone), recorded and performed with Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Buddy Guy, Ben E. King, Dire Straits, Bryan Ferry, Chaka Khan, and Eric Clapton, but was best known as a founding member of Average White Band.

On August 19, 2019.

On August 19, 2019, Samuel Lawrence Taylor aka Larry Taylor died aged 77. He was a musician (bass), best known as a member of Canned Heat. He recorded and performed with a big number of musicians and bands, including The Gamblers, The Monkees, Jerry Lee Lewis, Boyce & Hart, Sunnyland Slim, Don “Sugarcane” Harris, Albert King, Leo Kotke, The Ventures, Shakey Jake Harris, Free Creek, Louis Myers, Mike “Hollywood Fats” Mann, The Grandmothers, Colin Winski, Chuck E. Weiss, John Lee Hooker, John Hammond Jr., Ry Cooder, Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, Sam Phillips, Terry Evans, JJ Cale, Randy Resnick, Al Blake, Dale Hawkins, Kelly Joe Phelps, Tracy Chapman, Wanda Jackson, Buddy Guy, Chris Murphy, Solomon Burke, Harvey Mandel, John Mayall, and Tom Waits.


On August 12, 2010.

On August 12, 2010, Richard “Richie” Hayward died aged 64. He was a musician (drums), best known as the drummer of Little Feat. Hayward recorded and performed with many artists including Paul Rodgers, The Doobie Brothers, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton, Buddy Guy, Arlo Guthrie, Al Kooper, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Seger, Carly Simon, Nancy Sinatra, Stephen Stills, Tom Waits, John Cale, Warren Zevon, Warren HaynesJoan Armatrading, Delaney Bramlett, Kim Carnes, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, James Cotton,  Jonny Lang, Barbra Streisand, Eric Lynn, Nils Lofgren, Taj Mahal, Coco Montoya, Robert Palmer, Van Dyke Parks, Robert Plant, Helen Watson, and Jimmy Herring.

On July 30, 2013.

On July 30, 2013, “RCA” label released “Rhythm & Blues”, the 16th Buddy Guy studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Blackbird Studio” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Tom Hambridge.


  • Buddy Guy – lead vocals, guitar
  • Tom Hambridge- drums, tambourine, elephant bells, background vocals
  • Reese Wynans- piano, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer
  • Kevin McKendree- piano, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer
  • Michael Rhodes– bass
  • Tommy McDonald – bass
  • David Grissom– guitar
  • Rob McNelley – guitar, slide guitar
  • Keith Urban– vocals, guitar
  • Beth Hart– vocals
  • Steven Tyler– vocals
  • Joe Perry– guitar
  • Brad Whitford– guitar
  • Gary Clark, Jr.– vocals, guitar
  • The McCrary Sisters- background vocals
  • Jessica Wagner-Cowan, Herschel Boone, Shannon Kurfmann – background vocals
  • Wendy Moten – background vocals
  • Muscle Shoals Horns
  • Charles Rose – trombone, horn arrangements
  • Steve Herrman – trumpet
  • Jim Horn- baritone saxophone
  • Harvey Thompson – tenor saxophone
  • Chris Carmichael– strings, string arrangement
  • Ducky Carlisle – recording engineer

Track listing:

Disc One – Rhythm

  1. Best in Town – Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
  2. Justifyin – Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge
  3. I Go by Feel – Tom Hambridge, Gary Nicholson
  4. Messin’ with the Kid – Mel London
  5. What’s Up with That Woman –Tom Hambridge
  6. One Day Away – Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming, Scott Holt
  7. Well I Done Got Over It – Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones
  8. What You Gonna Do About – Tom Hambridge, Lee Roy Parnell, Gary Nicholson
  9. The Devil’s Daughter – Buddy Guy, To Hambridge
  10. Whiskey Ghost – Tom Hambridge, Gary Nicholson
  11. Rhythm Inner Groove – Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge

Disc Two – Blues

  1. Meet Me in Chicago – Tom Hambridge, Robert Randolph
  2. Too Damn Bad – Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
  3. Evil Twin – Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
  4. I Could Die Happy – Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
  5. Never Gonna Change – Tom Hambridge, David Gogo
  6. All That Makes Me Happy Is the Blues – Tom Hambridge, Gary Nicholson
  7. My Mama Loved Me – Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
  8. Blues Don’t Care – Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
  9. I Came Up Hard – Buddy Guy, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
  10. Poison Ivey – Mel London


On March 27, 2013.

On March 27, 2013, “AristeXclusive” label released “Can You Stand the Heat”, the sixth Ana Popović studio album. It was recorded April – October 2012, January 2013, at “Ardent Recording Studio” in Memphis, TN., “Lyricanvas Studios” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Ana Popović, Tony Coleman and Tommy Sims.


  • Ana Popović – vocals, lead, slide and acoustic guitar
  • John Williams – bass
  • Frank Ray, Jr. – keys
  • Harold Smith – rhythm guitar
  • Tony Coleman – drums

Tauris Turner – drums

  • Marc Franklin – trumpet
  • Kirk Smothers – saxophone
  • Lucky Peterson– vocals, guitar, organ
  • Tommy Sims – bass, vocals
  • Felix Hernandez – percussion
  • Javier Solis – drums, percussion
  • Sherry Williams, John Williams – background vocals
  • Stephanie Bolton, Sharisse Norman – backing vocals
  • John Williams, Frank Ray, Jr. – backing vocals
  • Jerard Woods, Jovaun Woods – backing vocals
  • Children choir – Jovanni Ramirez, Jerard Woods II, Justin Woods, Sarah-Clayton McBrayer, EmmyLayne Myers, Noelle Jamison, Nori Jamiso
  • Pete Matthews – engineering, mixing
  • James Waddell – engineering, mixing
  • Brad Blackwood – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Can You Stand the Heat – Ana Popović
  2. Can’t You See What You’re Doing to Me – Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert
  3. Mo’ Better Love – Ana Popović, Tommy Sims
  4. Object of Obsession – Ana Popović, John Williams
  5. Boys’ Night Out – Ana Popović, Mark van Meurs, Tony Coleman
  6. Hot Southern Night – Ana Popović, Mark van Meurs
  7. Every Kind of People – Andy Fraser
  8. Anna’s Shuffle – Ana Popović, Tony Coleman
  9. Blues for Mrs. Pauline / Leave My Boy Alone – Ana Popović, Tony Coleman, Buddy Guy
  10. Leave Well Enough (aka High Maintenance You – Ana Popović, Mark van Meurs, Tony Coleman
  11. Tribe – Ana Popović, Tony Coleman
  12. Rain Fall Down – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  13. Growing Up Too Soon (bonus tracks) – Ana Popović
  14. Mo’ Better Love (bonus track) – Ana Popović, Tommy Sims