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Etta James: Call My Name

On January 27, 1967, “Cadet” label released “Call My Name”, the sixth Etta James studio album. It was recorded in December 1966, at “Ter Mar Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Leonard Chess.

Personnel:

  • Etta James – vocal
  • Doug Brand – engineer
  • Don S. Bronstein – design photography
  • Bob Terry – sleeve notes

Track listing:

  1. Happiness – Vee Pea Smith, Morris Dollison
  2. That’s All I Want from You – M. Rotha
  3. Have a Little Faith in Me – Monk Higgins, Joyce Wrencher
  4. I’m So Glad (I Found Love in You) – Vee Pea Smith, Morris Dollison
  5. You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell
  6. It Must Be Your Love – Monk Higgins, Chuck Bernard, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  7. 842-3089 (Call My Name) – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  8. Don’t Pick Me for Your Fool – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  9. I Prefer You – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison
  10. Nobody Loves Me – Monk Higgins, Joyce Wrencher
  11. It’s All Right – Curtis Mayfield
  12. Nobody Like You – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison

Billy Bragg & Joe henry: Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad

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.

Personnel:

  • Billy Bragg – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Joe Henry – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica
  • Ryan Freeland – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Rock Island Line – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
  2. The L&N Don’t Stop Here Any More – Jean Ritchie
  3. Midnight Special – Huddie Ledbetter
  4. Railroad Bill – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
  5. Lonesome Whistle – Hank Williams; Jimmie Davis
  6. KC Moan – Tewee Blackman
  7. Waiting for a Train – Jimmie Rodgers
  8. In the Pines – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
  9. Gentle on My Mind – John Hartford
  10. Hobo’s Lullaby – Goebel Reeves
  11. Railroading on the Great Divide – Sara Carter
  12. John Henry – traditional, arranged by Billy Bragg, Joe Henry
  13. Early Morning Rain – Gordon Lightfoot

Muddy Waters: Unk in Funk

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.

Personnel:

  • 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

Track listing:

All track by McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters), except where noted.

  1. Rollin’ and Tumblin’
  2. Just to Be with You – Berney Roth
  3. Electric Man – Amelia Cooper, Terry Abrahamson
  4. Trouble No More
  5. Unk in Funk – Amelia Cooper, Terry Abrahamson, Ted Kerland
  6. Drive My Blues Away
  7. Katie
  8. Waterboy Waterboy
  9. Everything Gonna Be Alright – Walter Jacobs

Curtis Fuller: Up Jumped Spring

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.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Brad Goode – trumpet
  • Karl Montzka – piano
  • Larry Gray – bass
  • Stewart Miller – bass
  • Tim Davis – drums
  • Jacey Falk – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
  2. Up Jumped Spring – Freddie Hubbard
  3. In a Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler
  4. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  5. Bags’ Groove – Milt Jackson
  6. Equinox – John Coltrane
  7. I’m Old Fashioned – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
  8. Alone Together – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  9. Whisper Not – Benny Golson
  10. Black Night – Jessie Mae Robinson
  11. Star Eyes – Gene de Paul, Don Raye

Portugal. The Man: You Vultures!

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.

Personnel:

  • John Baldwin Gourley – vocals, guitar
  • Wesley James Hubbard – vocals, keyboard
  • Zachary Scott Carothers – vocals, bass
  • Jason Sechrist – drums
  • Justin Baiers – percussion
  • A. William Bentley – guitar, additional vocals
  • Thunderball Fist – keyboards, additional vocals
  • Nic Newsham – additional vocals
  • Casey Bates – engineer
  • Austin Sousa – additional engineer
  • Ed Brooks – mastering
  • John Gourley – illustration
  • Wesley Hubbard – illustration
  • Austin Sellers – design, photography, illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by John Baldwin Gourley.

  1. How the Leopard Got Its Spots
  2. Gold Fronts
  3. Stables and Chairs
  4. AKA M80 the Wolf
  5. Marching with 6
  6. Elephants
  7. Waiter
  8. Chicago
  9. Bad Bad Levi Brown
  10. Kill Me, The King
  11. Tommy
  12. Horse Warming Party
  13. Guns, Guns…Guns

Chuck Berry: Back Home

In November 1970, “Chess” label released “Back Home”, the fourteenth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded 1969 – 1970, at “Ter Mar Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Chuck Berry.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – vocals, guitar
  • Bob Baldori – harmonica, piano
  • Lafayette Leake – piano
  • Phil Upchurch – bass guitar
  • Malcolm Chisholm – engineer
  • Peter Amft – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. Tulane
  2. Have Mercy Judge
  3. Instrumental
  4. Christmas
  5. Gun
  6. I’m a Rocker
  7. Flyin’ Home
  8. Fish and Chips
  9. Some People

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

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.

Personnel:

  • Dave Grohl – lead and backing vocals, rhythm and acoustic guitar, 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
  • Charlie Gabriel – clarinet
  • Mark Braud – trumpet
  • Ben Jaffe – tuba 
  • Ronell Johnson – tuba, backing vocals
  • Freddie Lonzo – trombone 
  • Clint Maedgen – saxophone, backing vocals
  • Zac Brown – devil pickin’, backing vocals
  • Drew Hester – percussion; tambourine
  • Barrett Jones – EBow
  • Los Angeles Youth Orchestra – strings 
  • Tony Visconti – string arrangement
  • Ben Gibbard – backing vocals
  • Chris Goss – backing vocals
  • Jim Rota – backing vocals
  • Peter Stahl – backing vocals
  • Skeeter Thompson – backing vocals
  • Kristeen Young – backing vocals
  • Justin Armstrong – studio assistance
  • Brandon Bell – studio assistance
  • Charlie Bolois – studio assistance
  • Dakota Bowman – studio assistance
  • Marcel Fernandez – studio assistance
  • Kabir Hermon – studio assistance
  • John Lousteau – studio assistance
  • Matt Mangano – studio assistance
  • Greg Norman – studio assistance
  • Jon San Paolo – studio assistance
  • Matthias Schneeberger – studio assistance
  • Chris Shurtleff – studio assistance
  • Ben Simoneti – studio assistance
  • Don Zientara – studio assistance
  • James Brown – recording, mixing
  • Reuben Cohen – mastering
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Gersh Gershunoff – drums technician
  • Morning Breath, Inc. – art direction, design
  • Stephan Martiniere – cover illustration
  • Ringo – photography
  • Andrew Stuart – photography

Track listing:

  1. Something from Nothing
  2. The Feast and the Famine
  3. Congregation
  4. What Did I Do/God as My Witness
  5. Outside
  6. In the Clear
  7. Subterranean
  8. I am a River

Jeff Tweedy: Love is the King

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.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Tweedy – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar, whistling, design
  • Spencer Tweedy – drums, percussion, organ, tambourine, harmony vocals, design
  • Sammy Tweedy – harmony vocals
  • Tom Schick – engineering
  • Mark Greenberg – assistant engineering
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Sheila Sachs – design
  • Robert Capa – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Tweedy, except where noted. 

  1. Love is the King
  2. Opaline
  3. A Robin or a Wren – George Saunders
  4. Gwendolyn
  5. Bad Day Lately
  6. Even I Can See
  7. Natural Disaster
  8. Save It for Me
  9. Guess Again
  10. Troubled
  11. Half Asleep

The Guess Who: Share the Land

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.

Personnel:

  • 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

Track listing:

All tracks by Burton Cummings and Kurt Winter except noted.

  1. Bus Rider – Kurt Winter
  2. Do You Miss Me Darlin ?
  3. Hand Me Down World – Kurt Winter
  4. Moan for You Joe – Burton Cummings, Greg Leskiw
  5. Share the Land – Burton Cummings
  6. Hang On to Your Life
  7. Coming Down Off the Money Bag / Song of the Dog – Greg Leskiw, Burton Cummings
  8. Three More Days

Purple Mountains: Same

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.

Personnel:

  • David Berman – vocals, guitar
  • Aaron Neveu – guitar, bass, drums
  • Kyle Forester – piano, organ, Mellotron, harmonica, melodica 
  • Jarvis Taveniere – bass, guitars
  • Jeremy Earl – vocals, drums, percussion, guitar, Mellotron
  • Haley Fohr– vocals
  • Anna St. Louis – vocals
  • Cole Kamen-Green – trumpet
  • Justin Brown – pedal steel 
  • John Andrews – organ, vocals
  • Chris Stroffolino – Hammond
  • Jarvis Taveniere – engineer, mixing
  • Cooper Crain – auxiliary recording
  • Peyton Pinkerton – auxiliary recording
  • Carl Saff – lacquer cut
  • Christian Patterson – center photo
  • Cassie Berman – dog photos
  • Dan Koretzky – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by David Berman, except where noted.

  1. That’s Just the Way That I Feel
  2. All My Happiness Is Gone
  3. Darkness and Cold
  4. Snow Is Falling in Manhattan
  5. Margaritas at the Mall
  6. She’s Making Friends, I’m Turning Stranger
  7. I Loved Being My Mother’s Son
  8. Nights That Won’t Happen
  9. Storyline Fever
  10. Maybe I’m the Only One for Me – David Berman, Dan Auerbach, Gate Pratt