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In January 1965.

In January 1965, “Decca” label released “Folk, Blues and Beyond”, the second Davey Graham studio album. It was recorded in 1964, and was produced by Ray Horricks.

Personnel:

  • Davey Graham – vocals, guitar, classical guitar
  • Gus Dudgeon – engineer
  • Edley Odowd – design
  • Crispian Woodgate – cover photography
  • David Fricke – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Leavin’ Blues – Lead Belly
  2. Cocaine – Reverend Gary Davis
  3. Sally Free and Easy – Cyril Tawney
  4. Black Is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair – traditional
  5. Rock Me Baby – Big Bill Broonzy
  6. Seven Gypsies –traditional
  7. Ballad of the Sad Young Men – Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf
  8. Moanin’ – Bobby Timmons
  9. Skillet (Good’n’greasy) – Davey Graham
  10. Ain’t Nobody’s Business What I Do – Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins
  11. Maajun (A Taste of Tangier) – Davey Graham
  12. I Can’t Keep from Cryin’ Sometimes – Blind Willie Johnson
  13. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Bob Dylan
  14. My Babe – Willie Dixon
  15. Goin’ Down Slow – Oden
  16. Better Get Hit in Yo’ Soul – Charles Mingus

On December 19, 1955.

On December 19, 1955, “Decca” label released “Rock Around the Clock”, the third Bill Haley and His Comets album. Like his two previous albums it is compilation of previously issued singles. It was recorded April 1954–September 1955, at “Pythian Temple Studios” in New York City, and was produced Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Danny Cedrone, Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Marshall Lytle– double bass
  • Billy Gussak– drums on
  • Joey d’Ambrosio– tenor saxophone
  • Panama Francisor Billy Gussak – drums
  • Al Rex– double bass
  • Cliff Leeman– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli– tenor saxophone
  • Dick Richards – triangle, tom toms, backing vocals
  1. Rock Around the Clock – James E. Myers, Max C. Freedman
  2. Shake, Rattle and Roll – Jesse Stone
  3. A.B.C. Boogie – Al Russel, Max Spickol
  4. Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town) – Dickie Thompson
  5. Razzle-Dazzle – Charles E. Calhoun
  6. Two Hound Dogs – Bill Haley, Frank Pingatore
  7. Dim, Dim the Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere) – Beverly Ross, Julius Dixon
  8. Happy Baby – Frank Pingatore
  9. Birth Of The Boogie – Bill Haley, Billy Williamson, Johnny Grande
  10. Mambo Rock – Bix Reichner, Mildred Phillips and Jimmy Ayre
  11. Burn That Candle – Winfield Scott
  12. Rock-A-Beatin’ Boogie – Bill Haley

 

On August 13, 1956.

On August 13, 1956, “Decca” label released “Rock ‘n Roll Stage Show”, the fourth Bill Haley and His Comets album. It was recorded in March 1956, in New York City, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– vocal, rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– vocal, lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– vocal, steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano, accordion
  • Al Rex– vocal, double bass
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli- tenor saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Calling All Comets – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rudy Pompilli
  2. Rockin’ Thru the Rye – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  3. A Rockin’ Little Tune – Johnny Grande, Billy Williamson
  4. Hide and Seek – Paul Winley, Ethel Byrd
  5. Hey Then, There Now – Rudy Pompilli, Ralph Jones
  6. Goofin’ Around – Franny Beecher, Johnny Grande
  7. Hook, Line and Sinker – Bill Haley, Edward A. Khoury, Ronnie Bonner
  8. Rudy’s Rock – Bill Haley, Rudy Pompilli
  9. Choo Choo Ch’Boogie – Milt Gabler, Denver Darling, Vaughn Horton
  10. Blue Comet Blues – Franny Beecher, Al Rex
  11. Hot Dog Buddy Buddy – Bill Haley
  12. Tonight’s the Night – Bill Haley, Catherine Cafra

 

On August 12, 1957.

On August 12, 1957, “Decca” label released “Rockin’ the Oldies”, the fifth Bill Haley and His Comets album. It was recorded March – April, 1957, in New York, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Al Rex– double bass
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Frankie Scott- tenor saxophone

Track listing:

  1. The Dipsy Doodle – Larry Clinton
  2. You Can’t Stop Me from Dreaming – Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin
  3. Apple Blossom Time- Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson
  4. Moon Over Miami- Joe Burke, Edgar Leslie
  5. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
  6. Carolina in the Morning- Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  7. Miss You- Charles Tobias, Henry Tobias, Harry Tobias
  8. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone- Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare
  9. Ain’t Misbehavin’- Harry Brooks, Fats Waller, Andy Razaf
  10. One Sweet Letter from You – Harry Warren, Lew Brown, Sidney Clare
  11. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter- Joe Young, Fred E. Ahlert
  12. Somebody Else is Taking My Place – Dick Howard, Bob Ellsworth, Russ Morgan

 

On July 11, 1975.

On July 11, 1975, “Threshold” and “Decca” labels released “From Mighty Oaks” the debut Ray Thomas album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by Ray Thomas and Derek Varnals.

Personnel:

  •  Ray Thomas – lead and backing vocals, flute, bass flute, harmonica
  • Richard Hewson– orchestral arranger, conductor
  • J. Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Nicky James – backing vocals, percussion
  • John Jones – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Trevor Jones – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Moran– keyboards
  • Dave Potts – drums, percussion
  • Mike Silver– acoustic guitar, backing vocal
  • Derek Varnals – recording engineer
  • Dave Baker – 2nd engineer
  • Phil Travers – illustration, design
  • Graham Hughes – photography
  • Mike Pulland – photography

Track listing:

  1. From Mighty Oaks – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  2. Hey Mama Life – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  3. Play It Again – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  4. Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues – Nicky James
  5. High Above My Head – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  6. Love Is the Key – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  7. You Make Me Feel Alright – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  8. Adam and I – Ray Thomas, Nicky James
  9. I Wish We Could Fly – Ray Thomas

 

On June 13,1980.

On June 13, 1980, “Decca” label released “Night Flight”, the third Justin Hayward studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Jeff Wayne.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hayward – vocals, guitars; bass, drums
  • Jeff Wayne – piano, arrangements, conducting
  • Jo Partridge – guitars
  • Ken Freeman- keyboards
  • Herbie Flowers– bass
  • Dave Holland- drums
  • Barry de Souza – drums
  • Stuart Elliott- drums
  • Roy Jones – percussion
  • Tony Carr – percussion
  • Doreen Chanter- vocals
  • Irene Chanter- vocals
  • Steve Gray – arrangements
  • Geoff Young– engineer
  • Paul Taylor, Craig Thompson, Norman Goodman.- engineer assistant
  • Graham Meek – technical assistance

Track listing:

  1. Night Flight – Jeff Wayne, Paul Vigrass
  2. Maybe It’s Just Love – Mike Silver
  3. Crazy Lovers – Justin Hayward
  4. Penumbra Moon – Billy Nicholls
  5. Nearer to You – Justin Hayward
  6. A Face in the Crowd – Justin Hayward
  7. Suitcase – Justin Hayward
  8. I’m Sorry – Daryl Hall, John Oates
  9. It’s Not On – Jeff Wayne, Gary Osborne
  10. Bedtime Stories – Colin Still

On March 19, 1971.

On March 19, 1971, “Decca” label released “Green Bullfrog”, album by an ad-hoc band of musicians lead by Derek Lawrence. It was recorded in 1970, at “De Lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Derek Lawrence.

Personnel:

  • Earl Jordan – vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
  • Albert Lee – guitar
  • Big Jim Sullivan – guitar
  • Rod Alexander – guitar
  • Tony Ashton – piano, organ
  • Matthew Fisher – piano
  • Ian Paice – drums
  • Chas Hodges – bass
  • Martin Birch– engineer

Track listing:

  1. My Baby Left Me – Arthur Crudup
  2. Makin’ Time – Eddie Phillips, Kenny Pickett
  3. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
  4. Bullfrog – Derek Lawrence, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice
  5. I Want You – Tony Joe White
  6. I’m a Free Man – Mark “Moogy” Klingman
  7. Walk a Mile in My Shoes – Joe South
  8. Lovin’ You is Good for Me Baby – Derek Lawrence, Corlett, Hutton