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In May 1957.

In May 1957, “Chess” label released “After School Session”, the debut Chuck Berry album. It was recorded May 1955 – January 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – vocals, guitar, steel guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson – piano
  • Otis Spann – piano
  • Jimmy Rogers – guitar
  • L. C. Davis – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Green – maracas
  • Willie Dixon – bass
  • Fred Below – drums
  • Jasper Thomas – drums
  • Ebby Hardy – drums
  • Vartan – art direction
  • Don Snowden – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. School Days
  2. Deep Feeling
  3. Too Much Monkey Business
  4. Wee Wee Hours
  5. Roly Poly
  6. No Money Down
  7. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  8. Berry Pickin’
  9. Together (We Will Always Be)
  10. Havana Moon
  11. Downbound Train
  12. Drifting Heart

On March 2, 1973.

On March 2, 1973, “Harvest” label released “ELO 2”, the second  Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) studio album. It was recorded May – October 1972, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Jeff Lynne.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne – lead vocals, guitars, Moog synthesizer
  • Bev Bevan – drums, percussion
  • Richard Tandy – piano, harmonium, Moog synthesizer, guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike de Albuquerque – bass, backing vocals
  • Mike Edwards – cello
  • Wilf Gibson – violin
  • Colin Walker – cello
  • Roy Wood – bass, cello
  • Marc Bolan – guitar
  • Carl Wayne – lead vocals
  • Mike Salisbury – art direction
  • Lloyd Ziff – design
  • Marty Evans – photograhpy
  • Al Vandenburg – photograhpy

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne, except where noted.

  1. In Old England Town (Boogie No. 2)
  2. Momma
  3. Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry, Ludwig Van Beethoven
  4. From the Sun to the World (Boogie No. 1)
  5. Kuiama

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 October 3, 1978.

On October 3, 1978, “Mercury” label released “Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin’”, the 34th Jerry Lee Lewis studio album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978, in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Jerry Kennedy.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis – lead vocals
  • Janie Fricke, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires, Bergen White, Trish Williams – background vocals
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Jimmy Capps, Johnny Christopher, Ray Edenton, Duke Faglier, Jerry Kennedy, Grady Martin, Jerry Shook, Pete Wade, Chip Young – guitar
  • Pete Drake, Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Harold Bradley – six-string bass guitar 
  • Bob Moore – upright bass
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Jerry Carrigan, Buddy Harman – drums
  • Kenny Lovelace – fiddle
  • George Binkley III, Marvin Chantry, Carl Gorodetzky, Lennie Haight, Sheldon Kurland, Christian Teal, Samuel Terranova, Stephanie Woolf – strings
  • Bergen White – strings arrangements

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Find It Where I Can – Michael Clark, Zack Van Arsdale
  2. Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes – Slim Willet
  3. Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
  4. Last Cheaters Waltz – Sonny Throckmorton
  5. Wild and Wooly Ways – Bob Morrison, Alan Rush
  6. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  7. I Hate You – Leroy Daniels, Dan Penn
  8. Arkansas Seesaw – Michael Bacon, Thomas Cain
  9. Lucille – Albert Collins, Richard Penniman
  10. Pee Wee’s Place – Duke Faglier
  11. Before the Night Is Over – Ben Peters

On September 8, 1978.

On September 8, 1978, “Swan Song” label released “Tracks on Wax 4”, the fourth Dave Edmunds album. It was recorded in March 1978, at “Eden Studios” in London, and was produced by Dave Edmunds.

Personnel:

  • Dave Edmunds– guitar, piano, vocals
  • Billy Bremner– guitar
  • Terry Williams– drums
  • Nick Lowe– bass
  • Gerry Hogan – pedal steel guitar
  • Pete Kelly – piano

Track listing:

  1. Trouble Boys – Billy Murray
  2. Never Been in Love – Nick Lowe, Rockpile
  3. Not a Woman, Not a Child – Billy Murray, Ray Peters
  4. Television – Nick Lowe
  5. What Looks Best on You – Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds
  6. Readers Wives – Noel Brown
  7. Deborah – Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds
  8. Thread Your Needle – Brenda Lee Jones, Welton Young
  9. 1. On the Jukebox – Dave Edmunds, Will Birch
  10. It’s My Own Business – Chuck Berry
  11. Heart of the City – Nick Lowe

On October 14, 1961.

On October 14, 1961, “EMI Columbia Records” label released “21 Today”, the fourth Cliff Richard studio album. It was recorded September 1960 – July 1961, and was produced by Norrie Paramor.

Personnel:

Cliff Richard and The Shadows.

  • Cliff Richard– lead vocals
  • Hank Marvin– lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch– rhythm guitar
  • Jet Harris– bass guitar
  • Tony Meehan– drums

Track listing:

  1. Happy Birthday to You – Mildred J. Hill
  2. Forty Days (To Come Back Home) – Chuck Berry
  3. Catch Me – Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett
  4. How Wonderful to Know – Salvatore D’Esposito, Kermit Goell
  5. Tough Enough – Johnny Otis
  6. Fifty Years for Every Kiss – Sammy Bella
  7. The Night Is So Lonely – Gene Vincent, Clifton Simmons
  8. Poor Boy – Vern McEntire
  9. Y’Arriva – Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin
  10. Outsider – Sid Tepper, Roy C.Bennett
  11. Tea For Two – Vincent Youmans, Irving Ceasar
  12. To Prove My Love for You – Don Wolf, Ben Raleigh
  13. Without You – Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  14. A mighty lonely Man – Eddie Curtis
  15. My Blue Heaven – George A. Whiting, Walter Donaldson
  16. Shame on You – Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin, Kevin Jacobson

On August 2, 1994.

On August 2, 1994, “Arista” label released the self-titled, debut Tractors album. It was recorded 1993 – 1994, and was produced by Steve Ripley and Walt Richmond. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Ripley– lead vocals, electric guitar, drums, engineer, original art, design
  • Ron Getman – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, Dobro, mandolin, high harmony vocals
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums, “groove snares”, tambourine, percussion
  • Walt Richmond – Steinway piano, Hammond B–3 organ, accordion, Wurlitzer, clavinet, drums, horns, bassvocals
  • Casey van Beek – bass guitar, low harmony vocals
  • J. Cale– guitar
  • Joe Davis – saxophones
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Glen Mitchell – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Bonnie Raitt– slide guitar
  • Angelene Ripley – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Elvis Ripley – tremologuitar
  • Leon Russell– synthesizer, MIDI
  • Ed Richmond – fiddle
  • Joe Davis – saxophones
  • Ron Morgan – upright bass
  • Debbie Campbell – background vocal
  • John Crowder – background vocals
  • Jim Sweney – background vocals
  • Steve Collier – steel guitar
  • Gene Crownaver – steel guitar
  • Curly Lewis – fiddles
  • Waddy Pass – steel guitar
  • Rick Morton – fiddle
  • Jim Pulte – bass vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt – slide guitar
  • Angelene Ripley – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Elvis Ripley – tremolo guitar, engineer
  • James Burton– “Master of the Telecaster”
  • Steve Bagsby – steel guitar
  • Curly Lewis – fiddle
  • Ry Cooder– slide guitar
  • Eldon Shamblin– guitar
  • Joe Davis – horns
  • Junior Markham & the Tulsa All-Stars
  • Jimmy “Junior” Markham – harmonica
  • Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Chuck Blackwell – drums
  • Chuck Browning – drums
  • David Teegarden – drums
  • Steve Hickerson – guitar
  • Tommy Tripplehorn – guitar
  • Glen Mitchell, Larry Bell, Carl Bickhardt, Dick Sims, Angelene Ripley, Ed Robinson – Hammond B-3 organs
  • Steve Allen, Rick Beilke, Mike Bruce, Mark Bruner, Jim Byfield, Robert Coggins, Jon Crowder, Gary Cundiff, Jim Edwards, Richard Feldman, Huey Flannery, Ron Flynt, Michael Garrett, Gary Gilmore, Doc James, Roger Linn, Steve Pryor, Jim Pulte, Gordon Shryock, “Skee”, Roger Tillison, Don White – guitar
  • Chuck DeWalt, Bill Belknap, Rich Brown, Jim Keltner – additional drums
  • Stacey Grant – trombone
  • Danny Mayo– life observations and noises
  • Ron Morgan – bass guitar riffs
  • Bonnie Raitt – slide guitar
  • Charlene Ripley – trumpet
  • Pat “Taco” Ryan – saxophone
  • Jim Strader – bass guitar licks
  • Spencer Sutton – piano
  • Ron Getman – engineer
  • Walt Richmond – engineering, photography
  • Angelene Ripley – engineering
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Maude Gilman – art direction
  • Señor McGuire – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Tulsa Shuffle – Steve Ripley
  2. Fallin’ Apart – Steve Ripley, Ron Getman
  3. Thirty Days – Chuck Berry
  4. I’ve Had Enough – Steve Ripley
  5. The Little Man — Jim Pulte, Ripley, Tim DuBois
  6. Baby Likes to Rock It – Steve Ripley, Walt Richmond
  7. Badly Bent – Steve Ripley, Richmond, Martha Ellis
  8. The Blue Collar Rock – Steve Ripley
  9. Doreen – Steve Ripley
  10. Settin’ the Woods on Fire – Fred Rose, Ed G. Nelson
  11. Tryin’ to Get to New Orleans – Steve Ripley, Richmond, DuBois
  12. The Tulsa Shuffle (revisited) – Steve Ripley

On July 28, 2009.

On July 28, 2009, “Capitol” label released “The Dirty Dozen”, the fourteenth George Thorogood and the Destroyers studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Glenwood Place Studios” in Burbank, CA, and was produced by Jim Gaines  and Delaware Destroyers.

Personnel:

  • George Thorogood – vocals, guitar
  • Jim Suhler– guitar
  • Bill Blough – bass
  • Jeff Simon – drums
  • Buddy Leach – saxophone
  • Hank Carter – saxophone
  • Steve Chrismar – guitar
  • Ian Stewart– piano
  • Jake Vest – backing vocals
  • Mike Donahue – executive producer
  • Shawn Berman – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Tail Dragger – Willie Dixon
  2. Drop Down Mama – John Adam Estes
  3. Run Myself Out of Town – Wendell Holmes
  4. Born Lover – McKinley Morganfield
  5. Twenty Dollar Gig – Mickey Bones
  6. Let Me Pass – Ellas McDaniel
  7. Howlin’ for My Baby – Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf
  8. Highway 49 – Big Joe Williams
  9. Six Days on The Road – Earl Green, Carl Montgomery
  10. Treat Her Right – Roy Head, Gene Kurtz
  11. Hello Little Girl – Chuck Berry
  12. Blue Highway – Nick Gravenites, David Getz

On April 1, 1983.

On April 1, 1983, “CBS” label released “Havana Moon”, the fifth Carlos Santana album. It was recorded in 1982, at “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett.

Personnel:

  • Carlos Santana– guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Roberto Moreno – vocals
  • Willie Nelson– vocals
  • Greg Walker – vocals
  • Candelario Lopez – vocals
  • Jose Santana – vocals, violin
  • Chris Solberg – vocals, keyboards, guitar
  • Jimmie Vaughan– guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Richard Baker – keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– keyboards
  • Alan Pasqua– vocals, keyboards
  • Flaco Jiménez– accordion
  • Orestes Vilató– flute, percussion, timbales, backing vocals
  • Kim Wilson– harmonica, backing vocals
  • Greg Adams– strings, horn
  • Jose Salcedo – trombone, trumpet
  • Oscar Chavez– trombone, trumpet
  • Mic Gillette– trumpet, horn
  • Lanette Stevens – horn
  • Emilio Castillo– horn, backing vocals
  • Marc Russo– horn
  • Tramaine Hawkins– horn
  • Stephen Kupka– horn
  • Gabriel Arias – violin
  • Francisco Coronado – violin
  • Raymundo Coronado – violin
  • Keith Ferguson– bass
  • Luis Gonsalez – bass
  • David Hood– bass
  • David Margen – bass, percussion
  • Fran Christina – drums
  • Armando Peraza– vocals, percussion, bongos
  • Graham Lear– percussion, drums
  • Raul Rékow – percussion, conga, backing vocals
  • Alex Ligertwood– vocals, percussion
  • Cherline Hall – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Watch Your Step – Phil Belmonte, Bobby Parker
  2. Lightnin’ – Booker T. Jones, Carlos Santana
  3. Who Do You Love? – Ellas McDaniel
  4. Mudbone – Carlos Santana
  5. One with You – Booker T. Jones
  6. Ecuador – Carlos Santana
  7. Tales of Kilimanjaro – Alan Pasqua, Armando Peraza, Raul Rekow, Carlos Santana
  8. Havana Moon – Chuck Berry
  9. Daughter of the Night – Hasse Huss, Mikael Rickfors
  10. They All Went to Mexico – Greg Brown
  11. Vereda Tropical – Gonzalo Curiel