On September 23, 2016, “Cooking Viny;” label released “Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad”, an album of field recordings made by Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, as they performed in waiting rooms and trackside at railway stations on a journey between Chicago and Los Angeles in March 2016. The album was produced by Billy Brag and Joe Henry.
Billy Bragg – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
Joe Henry – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica
Ryan Freeland – engineer, mixing
Rock Island Line – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
The L&N Don’t Stop Here Any More – Jean Ritchie
Midnight Special – Huddie Ledbetter
Railroad Bill – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
Lonesome Whistle – Hank Williams; Jimmie Davis
KC Moan – Tewee Blackman
Waiting for a Train – Jimmie Rodgers
In the Pines – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
Gentle on My Mind – John Hartford
Hobo’s Lullaby – Goebel Reeves
Railroading on the Great Divide – Sara Carter
John Henry – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
In March 1974, “Chess” label released “Unk in Funk”, the eleventh Muddy Waters album. It was recorded in January 1974, at “Ter Mar Recording Studios” in Chicago, IL, and was produced by Ralph Bass and Muddy Waters.
Muddy Waters – vocals, guitar
Bob Margolin, Luther Johnson – guitar
Pinetop Perkins – piano, harpsichord
Carey Bell Harrington, George Buford, Paul Oscher – harmonica
Calvin Jones – bass
Willie Smith – drums
All track by McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters), except where noted.
Rollin’ and Tumblin’
Just to Be with You – Berney Roth
Electric Man – Amelia Cooper, Terry Abrahamson
Trouble No More
Unk in Funk – Amelia Cooper, Terry Abrahamson, Ted Kerland
On March 16, 2004, “Delmark” label released “Up Jumped Spring”, the 24th Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded in August 2003, at “Riverside Studio” in Chicago, and was produced by Robert G. Koester and Jacey Falk.
Curtis Fuller – trombone
Brad Goode – trumpet
Karl Montzka – piano
Larry Gray – bass
Stewart Miller – bass
Tim Davis – drums
Jacey Falk – vocals
Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
Up Jumped Spring – Freddie Hubbard
In a Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler
God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
On January 24, 2006, “Fearless Records” label released “Waiter: “You Vultures!”, the debut Portugal. The Man studio album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Johnny Cab Studios” in Shoreline, WA, and was produced by Casey Bates and John Gourley.
On November 10, 2014, “Roswell” label released “Sonic Highways”, the eighth Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded September 2013 – July 2014, at “Electrical Audio” in Chicago, “Inner Ear” in Arlington County, Virginia, “Southern Ground” in Nashville, “6A” in Austin, “Rancho De La Luna” in Joshua Tree, California, “Preservation Hall” in New Orleans, “Robert Lang” in Seattle, “The Magic Shop” in New York City, and was produced by Butch Vig, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hwakins and Chris Shiflett.
Dave Grohl – lead and backing vocals, rhythm and acousticguitar, cymbals, EBow
Pat Smear – rhythm and lead guitar
Chris Shiflett – lead guitar, devil pickin’, backing vocals
Nate Mendel – bass guitar
Taylor Hawkins – drums, backing vocals
Joe Walsh – lead guitar
Gary Clark, Jr. – lead guitar
Rick Nielsen – baritone guitar
Rami Jaffee – clavinet; organ; mellotron; piano; Wurlitzer electric piano; backing vocals, space keys
On October 23, 2020, “dBpm Records” label released “Love Is the King”, the fourth Jeff Tweedy studio album. It was recorded in April 2020, at “The Loft” in Chicago, IL, and was produced by Jeff Tweedy and Tom Schick.
Jeff Tweedy – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, whistling, design
In October 1970, “RCA” label released “Share the Land”, the seventh Guess Who (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1970, at “RCA’s Mid-America Recording Center” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Jack Richardson.
Burton Cummings – lead vocals, keyboards, flute
Kurt Winter – lead guitar, backing vocals
Greg Leskiw – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Jim Kale – bass, backing vocals
Garry Peterson – drums, backing vocals
Brian Christian – engineer
All tracks by Burton Cummings and Kurt Winter except noted.
Bus Rider – Kurt Winter
Do You Miss Me Darlin ?
Hand Me Down World – Kurt Winter
Moan for You Joe – Burton Cummings, Greg Leskiw
Share the Land – Burton Cummings
Hang On to Your Life
Coming Down Off the Money Bag / Song of the Dog – Greg Leskiw, Burton Cummings
On July 12, 2019, “Drag City” label released the self-titled, only Purple Mountains album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Jamdek” in Chicago, Illinois, “Thump” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Jarvis Taveniere and Jeremy Earl.