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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

On December 2, 1995.

On December 2, 1995, “DIW” label released “The Tip”, the 71st David Murray album. It was recorded in May 1994, at “Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Kanzunori Sugiyama.


  • David Murray – tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Robert Irving III – synthesizer, organ
  • Bobby Broom – guitar
  • Daryl Thompson – guitar
  • Darryl Jones – bass
  • Toby Williams – drums
  • Kahil El’Zabar – vocal, percussion
  • Olu Dara – cornet
  • G’Ra – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Sex Machine – Sly Stone
  2. Flowers for Albert – David Murray
  3. Removen Veil – Darryl Jones
  4. M.D. – Robert Irving III
  5. Kahari Romare – Kahil El’Zabar
  6. The Tip – Darryl Jones
  7. Mailinda – Robert Irving III
  8. One World Family – Kahil El’Zabar, David Murray

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 August 29, 2005.

On August 29, 2005, “Honey Milk Records” label released the self-titled, debut Serena Maneesh album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Electrical Audio Recordings” in Chicago, various facilities in Oslo and New York City, and was produced by Emil Nikolaisen and Daniel Smith.


  • Emil Nikolaisen: vocals, guitar, bass, samples, organ, vibes, drums, piano, harmonium, mellotron, mandolin
  • Anders Møller: percussion
  • David Wallumrød: organ
  • Anders Salomon Lidal: flute, analog synth
  • Sondre Tristan Midttun: guitar
  • Lina Holmström: vocals
  • Eivind Schou: violin
  • Hilma Nikolaisen: vocals
  • Håvard Krogedal: cello, organ
  • Harald Frøland: guitar
  • Sufjan Stevens: flute, marimba
  • Inge Svege: harmonica
  • Hilde Bialach: cello
  • Samuel Durling: Indian vibes
  • Dag Stiberg: sax
  • Daniel Smith: backing vocals
  • Asle Eikrem: tamburin
  • Tommy Akerholdt: drums, co-arranger
  • Christian Engfelt: mixing
  • Marius Bodin: mixing
  • Morten Lund: mastering
  • Ingar Hunskaar: pre-mastering
  • Björn Engelmann: mastering
  • Martin Bisi: samples, mixing
  • Espen Høydalsvik: percussion, engineer
  • Greg Norman: sound engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Emil Nikolaisen.

  1. Drain Cosmetics
  2. Selina’s Melodie Fountain
  3. Un-Deux
  4. Candlelighted
  5. Beehiver II
  6. Her Name Is Suicide
  7. Sapphire Eyes
  8. Don’t Come Down Here
  9. Chorale Lick
  10. Simplicity
  11. Your Blood in Mine


On August 26, 2003.

On August 26, 2003, “ECM” label released “Tribute to Lester”, the 42nd Art Ensemble of Chicago album. It was recorded in September 2001, in Chicago, and was produced by Manfred Eicher. The album was dedicated to the band’s founding member Lester Bowie.


  • Malachi Favors Maghostut: bass, percussion instruments
  • Roscoe Mitchell: saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion instruments
  • Don Moye: drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Sangaredi – Don Moye
  2. Suite for Lester – Roscoe Mitchell
  3. Zero/Alternate Line – Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell
  4. Tutankhamun – Malachi Favors Maghostut
  5. As Clear as the Sun – Malachi Favors Maghostut, Roscoe Mitchell, Don Moye
  6. He Speaks to Me Often in Dreams – Malachi Favors Maghostut, Roscoe Mitchell, Don Moye


On August 5, 1992.

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.

In June 1986.

In June 1986, “Alligator” label released “Dancing on the Edge”, the eleventh Roy Buchanan album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Streeterville Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Roy Buchanan, Dick Shurman, and Bruce Iglauer.


  • Roy Buchanan – vocals, guitar
  • Larry Exum – bass guitar
  • Morris Jennings– drums
  • Stan Szelest– keyboards
  • Donald Kinsey– guitar
  • Delbert McClinton– vocals
  • Justin Niebank – mixing
  • Tom Coyne – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks Roy Buchanan; except where noted.

  1. Peter Gunn – Henry Mancini
  2. The Chokin’ Kind – Harlan Howard
  3. Jungle Gym
  4. Drowning on Dry Land — Mickey Gregory, Alan Jones
  5. Petal to the Metal
  6. You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover – Willie Dixon
  7. Cream of the Crop
  8. Beer Drinking Woman – Peter Chatman
  9. Whiplash
  10. Baby, Baby, Baby – Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin
  11. Matthew

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “King” label released “Gettin’ Down to It”, the 24th James Brown studio album. It was recorded December 1968 – March 1969, and was produced by James Brown.


  • James Brown – vocals
  • Dee Felice Trio:
    • Frank Vincent – piano
    • Lee Tucker – bass
    • Dee Felice – drums

Track listing:

  1. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  2. That’s Life – Kelly Gordon, Dean kay
  3. Strangers in the Might – Bert kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  4. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  5. Cold Sweat – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  6. There Was a Time – Kenny Poole, Lee Garrett
  7. Chicago – Fred Fisher
  8. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons – William Best, Derek Watson
  9. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  10. All the Way – Sammy Cahn
  11. It Had to Be You – Isham Jines, Gus Kahn
  12. Uncle – Frank Vincent


On May 10, 2002.

On May 10, 2002, “4AD” label released “Title TK”, the third Breeders studio album. It was recorded 1999 – 2001, at “Electrical Audio” in Chicago and “Grandmaster Recording Ltd.” in Hollywood.


  • Kim Deal– vocals, guitar, organ, drums, bass
  • Kelley Deal– vocals, guitar, bass
  • Richard Presley – guitar
  • Mando Lopez – bass, guitar
  • Jose Medeles– drums
  • John McEntire– drum roll
  • Steve Albini– engineering, mastering
  • Mark Arnold – engineering
  • Andrew Alekel – engineering
  • Steve Rook – mastering
  • Vaughan Oliver– art design
  • Chris Bigg – art design
  • Onie M. Montes – additional photography

 Track listing:

All tracks by Kim Deal, except where noted.

  1. Little Fury – Jose Medeles, Kelley Deal, Mando Lopez, Richard Presley, Kim Deal
  2. London Song
  3. Off You
  4. The She
  5. Too Alive
  6. Son of Three
  7. Put on a Side
  8. Full on Idle
  9. Sinister Foxx – Jose Medeles, Kelley Deal, Mando Lopez, Richard Presley, Kim Deal
  10. Forced to Drive
  11. T and T
  12. Huffer