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Steve Young: Seven Bridges Road

In January 1972, “Reprise” label released “Seven Bridges Road”, the second Steve Young album. It was recorded in 1971, at ”Fred F. Carter Jr. Studios” in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and was produced by David Briggs.

Personnel:

  • Steve Young – vocals, guitar
  • Pete Drake – steel guitar
  • Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Bobby Thompson – guitar
  • Junior Brown – guitar
  • Ray Edenton – guitar
  • Bob Moore – guitar
  • John Goldthwaite – guitar
  • Dale Sellers – guitar
  • Pete Wade – guitar
  • Jerry Smith – keyboards
  • Josh Graves – dobro
  • Buddy Spicher – fiddle
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • David Briggs – keyboards
  • Fred Carter, Jr. – bass
  • Henry Strzelecki – bass
  • D.J. Fontana – drums
  • William Ackerman – drums
  • Jerry Carrigan – drums
  • Paul Tannen – vocals
  • Ginger Holladay – vocals
  • Mary Holladay – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Young, except where noted.

  1. Seven Bridges Road
  2. My Oklahoma – Cheryl A. Young
  3. The White Trash Song
  4. I Can’t Hold Myself in Line – Merle Haggard
  5. I Begin to See Design – Steve Young, Cheryl A. Young
  6. Long Way to Hollywood
  7. Many Rivers
  8. Lonesome, On’ry and Mean
  9. Come Sit by My Side – Fred Carter Jr.
  10. True Note
  11. Ragtime Blue Guitar
  12. Montgomery in the Rain

On November 23, 1960.

On November 23, 1960, “RCA Victor” label released “His Hand in Mine”, the fifth Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded in October 1960, and was produced by Steve Sholes.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Scotty Moore – electric guitar
  • Hank Garland – acoustic guitar
  • Floyd Cramer – piano
  • Bob Moore – double bass
  • D.J. Fontana, Buddy Harman – drums
  • Boots Randolph – saxophone
  • The Jordanaires – backing vocals
  • Millie Kirkham – backing vocals
  • Charlie Hodge – harmony and backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. His Hand in Mine – Mosie Lister
  2. I’m Gonna Walk Dem Golden Stairs – Cully Holt
  3. In My Father’s House – Aileene Hanks, arranger by Elvis Presley
  4. Milky White Way – Landers Coleman, arranged by Elvis Presley
  5. Known Only to Him – Stuart Hamblen
  6. I Believe in the man in the Sky – Richard Howard
  7. Joshua Fit the Battle – traditional, arranged by Elvis Presley
  8. Jesus Knows What I Need – Mosie Lister
  9. Swing Down Sweet Chariot – traditional, arranged by Elvis Presley
  10. Mansion Over the Hilltop – Ira Stanphill
  11. If We Never Meet Again – Albert E. Brumley
  12. Working on the Building – Winfried O. Hoyle, Lillian Bowles

On November 19, 2001.

On November 19, 2001, “SPV” label released “Not for Beginners”, the sixth Ronnie Wood album. It was recorded in 2001, and was produced by Ronnie Wood, Mark Wells, and Martin Wright.

Personnel:

  • Ronnie Wood – vocals, guitar
  • Mark Wells – vocals, guitar, bass, drums
  • Bob Dylan – guitar
  • Scotty Moore – guitar
  • Jesse Wood – guitar
  • Willie Weeks – bass
  • Ian Jenning – double bass
  • Mick Jones – guitar, keyboards
  • Ian McLagan – piano
  • D.J. Fontana – drums
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Martin Wright – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Kelly Jones – vocals
  • Leah Wood – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ronnie Wood; except where noted.

  1. Wayside
  2. Rock ‘n Roll Star – Chris Hillman, Roger McGuinn
  3. Whadd’ya Think
  4. This Little Heart
  5. Leaving Here – Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland
  6. Hypershine
  7. R U Behaving Yourself?
  8. Be Beautiful
  9. Wake Up You Beauty
  10. Interfere
  11. Real Hard Rocker
  12. Heart, Soul and Body
  13. King of Kings – Bob Dylan

On June 17, 1961.

On June 17, 1961, “RCA Victor” label released “Something for Everybody”, the sixth Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded on November 8, 1960, at “Radio Recorders” in Hollywood, and on March 12, 1961, at “Studio B” in Nashville, and was produced by Steve Sholes and Urban Thielmann.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley – vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar
  • Millie Kirkham– backing vocals
  • The Jordanaires– backing vocals
  • Boots Randolph– saxophone
  • Scotty Moore– electric guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Hank Garland– electric guitar
  • Tiny Timbrell – lead guitar
  • Dudley Brooks–piano
  • Meyer Rubin – double bass
  • Floyd Cramer– piano
  • Bob Moore– double bass
  • J. Fontana– drums
  • Buddy Harman– drums

Track listing:

  1. There’s Always Me – Don Robertson
  2. Give Me the Right – Fred Wise, Norman Blagman
  3. It’s a Sin – Fred Rose, Zeb Turner
  4. Sentimental Me – James T. Morehead, James Cassin
  5. Starting Today – Don Robertson
  6. Gently – Murray Wisell, Edward Lisbona
  7. I’m Comin’ Home – Charlie Rich
  8. In Your Arms – Aaron Schroeder, Wally Gold
  9. Put the Blame On Me – Fred Wise, Kay Tworney, Norman Blagman
  10. Judy – Teddy Redell
  11. I Want You With Me – Woody Harris
  12. I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell – Fred Wise, Ben Weisman

On June 5, 1962.

On June 5, 1962, “RCA Victor” label released “Pot Luck with Elvis”, the seventh Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded on March 22, 1961, at “Radio Recorders”  in Hollywood, June 25 and October 15, 1961, March 18 and March 19, 1962, at “RCA Studio B” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Steve Sholes and  Joseph Lilley.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– lead vocals
  • Scotty Moore– rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Kennedy– lead guitar
  • Hank Garland– lead guitar
  • Tiny Timbrell– rhythm guitar
  • Harold Bradley– guitar
  • Grady Martin– guitar, vibes
  • Floyd Cramer– piano, organ
  • Dudley Brooks– piano
  • Gordon Stoker – piano
  • Bob Moore– double bass
  • J. Fontana– drums
  • Buddy Harman– drums
  • Millie Kirkham– backing vocals
  • The Jordanaires– backing vocals
  • Boots Randolph– saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Kiss Me Quick – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  2. Just for Old Time Sake – Roy C. Bennett, Sid Tepper
  3. Gonna Get Back Home Somehow – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  4. (Such an) Easy Question – Otis Blackwelland Winfield Scott
  5. Steppin’ Out of Line – Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Dolores Fuller
  6. I’m Yours – Hal Blair, Don Robertson
  7. Something Blue – Paul Evans, Al Byron
  8. Suspicion – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  9. I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever – Doc Pomus, Alan Jeffreys
  10. Night Rider – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  11. Fountain of Love – Bill Giant, Jeff Lewis
  12. That’s Someone You Never Forget – Elvis Presley, Red West

On March 23, 1956.

On March 23, 1956, “RCA Victor” label released the self-titled, debut Elvis Presley album. It was recorded July 1954 – January 1956, at “”RCA Victor Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, “RCA Victor Studios” in New York City, “Sun Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Sam Phillips (Sun recordings) and Steve Sholes (RCA recordings). “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 40, on its list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Scotty Moore– electric guitar
  • Chet Atkins– acoustic guitar
  • Floyd Cramer– piano
  • Shorty Long– piano
  • Bill Black– bass
  • Doug Poindexter– percussion, guitar
  • J. Fontana– drums
  • Johnny Bernero – drums
  • Gordon Stoker– backing vocals
  • Ben Speer– backing vocals
  • Brock Speer– backing vocals

 Track listing:

  1. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  2. I’m Counting On You – Don Robertson
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. One Sided Love Affair – Bill Campbell
  5. I Love You Because – Leon Payne
  6. Just Because – Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin
  7. Tutti Frutti – Dorothy LaBostrie, Richard Wayne Penniman
  8. Tryin’ to Get You – Rose Marie McCoy, Charles Singleton
  9. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) – Howard Biggs, Joe Thomas
  10. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) – Jimmy Wakely
  11. Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  12. Money Honey – Jesse Stone

 

D. J. Fontana

On June 13, 2018, Dominic Joseph Fontana aka D.J. Fontana died aged 87. He was musician (drums, percussion), best known as the drummer for Elvis Presley. In 14 years Fontana played on over 460 “RCA”cuts with Elvis. He played on all Elvis greatest hits including Heartbreak Hotel / Blue Suede Shoes/ Hound Dog / Don’t Be Cruel / Love Me Tender / All Shook Up / Jailhouse Rock / It’s Now or Neve / Are You Lonesome Tonight / Can’t Help Falling in Love / Rock-a-Hula Baby / Good Luck Charm / Return to Sender / (You’re the) Devil in Disguise / Viva Las Vegas and Crying in the Chapel.

In February 1959.

In February 1959, “RCA Victor” label released “For LP Fans Only”, the seventh Elvis Presley album. It was recorded in August 1956 at “20th Century Fox Stage One”,  September 1956 at “Radio Recorders” in Hollywood, January 10 and 11 at the “RCA Victor Studios” in Nashville, “RCA Victor Studios” in New York, and “Sun Studio”.

Personnel:

  1. Elvis Presley– vocals, guitar
  2. Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins– guitar
  3. Floyd Cramer, Shorty Long– piano
  4. Gordon Stoker– piano, backing vocals
  5. Bill Black– bass
  6. J. Fontana, Jimmie Lott, Johnny Bernero – drums
  7. The Jordanaires, Ben Speer, Brock Speer– backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. That’s All Right – Arthur Crudup
  2. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
  3. Mystery Train – Herman Parker Jr., Sam Phillips
  4. Playing for Keeps – Stan Kesler
  5. Poor Boy – Vera Matson, Elvis Presley
  6. My Baby Left Me – Arthur Crudup
  7. I Was The One – Aaron Schroeder, Claude Demetrius, Hal Blair, Bill Peppers
  8. Shake, Rattle And Roll – Charles Calhoun
  9. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone – Stan Kesler, William E. Taylor
  10. You’re a Heartbreaker – Jack Sallee