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On March 17, 1969.

On March 17, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Freedom Suite” the fifth Rascals studio album. It was recorded May – December 1968, and was produced by Arif Mardin, Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli.

Personnel:

  • Felix Cavaliere – lead and backing vocals, organ, piano
  • Gene Cornish – lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Eddie Brigati – lead and backing vocals, conga drums, tambourine
  • Dino Danelli – drums
  • Chuck Rainey – bass guitar
  • Richard Davis – bass guitar
  • Gerald Jemmott – bass guitar
  • King Curtis – tenor saxophone
  • David Newman – tenor saxophone
  • David Brigati – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements
  • Charles Morrow – arrangements
  • Adrian Barber – recording engineer
  • Tom Dowd – recording engineer
  • Don Casale – recording engineers

Track listing:

  1. America the Beautiful – Felix Cavaliere
  2. Me and My Friends – Gene Cornish
  3. Any Dance’ll Do – Felix Cavaliere
  4. Look Around – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  5. A Ray of Hope – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  6. Island of Love – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  7. Of Course – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  8. Love Was So Easy to Give – Gene Cornish
  9. People Got to Be Free – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
  10. Baby I’m Blue – Felix Cavaliere
  11. Heaven – Felix Cavaliere
  12. Adrian’s Birthday – Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Dino Danelli
  13. Boom – Dino Danelli
  14. Cute – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Dino Danelli

On June 6, 2019.

On June 6, 2019, Malcolm John Rebennack aka Dr. John, died aged 77. He was singer – songwriter and musician (piano, keyboards and guitar), regarded as one of the greatest New Orleans music icons. He had successful solo career and performed and recorded with many famous musicians and bands, including Art Blakey, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Van Morrison, Dan Auerbach, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Joe Walsh, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, Mike Bloomfield, Spiritualized, David Newman, Ray Anderson, Levon Helm, John Hammond, Gregg Allman, Papa John Creach, Bennie Wallace, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Harry Connick Jr., Hank Crawford, Jimmy Smith, Jools Holland, Steve Tyrell, B. B. King and Marcus Miller. Dr. John won six “Grammy Awards”, and was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” in 2011. In May 2013, he received honorary doctorate of fine arts from “Tulane University.

On January 17, 1969.

On January 17, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Soul ’69”, the fourteen Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April 17–18 and September 24, 1968, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Junior Mance– piano
  • Spooner Oldham– organ
  • Joe Zawinul– organ, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass guitar
  • Bruno Carr – drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Jack Jennings – vibraphone
  • Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales – percussion
  • David Newman– tenor saxophone, flute
  • King Curtis, Seldon Powell– tenor saxophone
  • George Dorsey, Frank Wess– alto saxophone
  • Pepper Adams– baritone saxophone
  • Joe Newman, Bernie Glow, Richard Williams, Snook Young,  Ernie Royal– trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Benny Powell, Thomas Mitchell – trombone
  • Evelyn Greene, Wyline Ivy – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Ramblin’ – Big Maybelle
  2. Today I Sing the Blues – Curtis Reginald Lewis
  3. River’s Invitation – Percy Mayfield
  4. Pitiful – Rosie Marie McCoy, Charlie Singleton
  5. Crazy He Calls Me – Bob Russell, Carl Sigman
  6. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke
  7. Tracks of My Tears – Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin
  8. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody – Rudy Clark
  9. Gentle on My Mind – John Hartford
  10. So Long – Russ Morgan, Remus Harris, Irving Melsher
  11. I’ll Never Be Free – Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss
  12. Elusive Butterfly – Bob Lind

On June 7, 2005.

On June 7, 2005, “Verve” label released “That’s What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles”, the 35th John Scofield album. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by Steve Jordan.

Personnel:

  • John Scofield – guitar, finger snapping
  • Dr. John- piano, vocals
  • Aaron Neville- vocals
  • Larry Goldings- Hammond organ, vibes, Wurlitzer
  • Howard Johnson- baritone saxophone
  • Alex Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Vaneese Thomas- background vocals, hand clapping
  • Lisa Fischer- background vocals, hand clapping
  • Warren Haynes- vocals, slide guitar
  • Manolo Badrena- percussion, tambourine, timbales, Spanish vocals
  • Earl Gardner- trumpet
  • David Newman- tenor saxophone
  • Keith O’Quinn- trombone
  • Mavis Staples- vocals
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • John Mayer- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals
  • Meegan Voss- background vocals
  • Steven “Steven J.” Jordan- drums, tambourine, background vocals, hand clapping, finger snapping

Track listing:

  1. Busted
  2. What’d I Say
  3. Sticks And Stones
  4. I Don’t Need No Doctor
  5. Cryin’ Time
  6. I Can’t Stop Loving You
  7. Hit The Road Jack
  8. Talkin’ ‘Bout You/I Got A Woman
  9. Unchain My Heart (Part 1)
  10. Let’s Go Get Stoned
  11. Night Time Is the Right Time
  12. You Don’t Know Me
  13. Georgia On My Mind

 

On May 25, 1984.

Eric Gale

On May 25, 1984, Eric J. Gale died aged 55. He was musician (guitar) and composer,  as session guitarist has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names of the music scene, including Clark Terry, Oliver Nelson, Jimmy McGriff, Benny Golson, Van Morrison, Bernard Purdie, Herbie Mann, Yusuf Lateef, Chico Hamilton, Sonny Stitt, Quincy Jones, Al Kooper, Lena Horn, Gabor Szabo, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Esther Philips, Chuck Rainey, Johnny Hammond, Stanley Turrentine,  David Newman, Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr., Roberta Flack, Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws, Bob James, Joe Higgs, Van McCoy, Ron Carter, George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Tom Scott, Idris Muhammad, Ashford & Simpson, Cedar Walton, Stanley Turrentine, Blood, Sweat & Tears,  Paul Butterfield, Joe Cocker and David Ruffin. As leader he released twelve albums.