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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

 

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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

On January 5, 1969.

On January 5, 1959, “Decca” label released “Bill Haley’s Chicks”, the eight Bill Haley & His Comets album. It was recorded February – June, 1958, in New York City, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

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

Track listing:

  1. Whoa Mabel! – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  2. Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider – Eddie Leonard, Eddie Munson
  3. Eloise – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  4. Dinah – Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, Harry Akst
  5. Skinny Minnie – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  6. Mary Mary Lou – Cayet Mangiaracina
  7. Sweet Sue, Just You – Will J. Harris, Victor Young
  8. B. Betty – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  9. Charmaine – Erno Rapee, Lew Pollack
  10. Corrine, Corrina – Bo Chatmon, Mitchell Parish,  Mayo Williams
  11. Marie – Irving Berlin
  12. Lean Jean – Stella Lee, Johnny Grande, Ralph Jones, Rudy Pompilli

On December 14, 1959.

On December 14, 1959, “Decca” label released “Strictly Instrumental, the ninth Bill Haley & His Comets album. It was recorded June 1958 – September 1959, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

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

 Track listing:

  1. Joey’s Song- Joe Reisman
  2. Music! Music! Music!- Bernie Baum, Stephen Weiss
  3. Mack the Knife – Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein
  4. In a Little Spanish Town- Mabel Wayne, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young
  5. Two Shadows – Johnny Grande, Billy Williamson
  6. Shaky – Franny Beecher, Billy Williamson
  7. Strictly Instrumental – Bennie Benjamin, Edgar Battle, Sol Marcus, Eddie Seiler
  8. Skokiaan- Tom Glazer, August Msarurgwa
  9. Puerto Rican Peddler – Johnny Brandon
  10. Drowsy Waters – Jack Ailau
  11. Chiquita Linda (Un Poquito de tu Amor) – Julio Gutierrez
  12. The Catwalk – Franny Beecher, Billy Williamson

 

In November 1962.

In November 1962, “Decca” label released “R&B from the Marquee”, the debut Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated album. It was recorded on June 8, 1962, at “West Hampstead Studios” in London, and was produced by Jack Good.

Personnel:

  • Alexis Korner – acoustic guitar
  • Cyril Davies – vocal, harmonica
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith – tenor saxophone, vocal chorus
  • Keith Scott – piano
  • Spike Heatley – string bass
  • Graham Burbidge – drums
  • Long John Baldry – vocal, vocal chorus
  • Teddy Wadmore – bass guitar
  • Big Jim Sullivan – vocal chorus
  • Jack Clegg – recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. Gotta Move – Alexis Korner
  2. Rain is Such a Lonesome Sound – Jimmy Witherspoon, Rachel Witherspoon
  3. I Got My Brand On You – Willie Dixon
  4. Spooky But Nice – Cyril Davies
  5. Keep Your Hands Off – Cyril Davies
  6. I Wanna Put a Tiger in Your Tank – Willie Dixon
  7. I Got My Mojo Working – Preston Foster
  8. Finkle’s Café – Alexis Korner
  9. Hoochie Coochie – Willie Dixon
  10. Down Town – Alexis Korner
  11. How Long, How Long Blues – Leroy Carr
  12. I Thought I Heard That Train Whistle Blow – Long John Baldry

 

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Decca” label released “Blues from Laurel Canyon”, the ninth  John Mayall album. It was recorded in August 1968, at “Decca Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon and John Mayall. It was his first album after the breakup of his band the Bluesbreakers in July 1968.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall– guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
  • Mick Taylor– guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Colin Allen– drums, tabla
  • Steve Thompson – bass guitar
  • Peter Green– guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by John Mayall.

  1. Vacation
  2. Walking on Sunset
  3. Laurel Canyon Home
  4. 2401
  5. Ready to Ride
  6. Medicine Man
  7. Somebody’s Acting Like a Child
  8. The Bear
  9. Miss James
  10. First Time Alone
  11. Long Gone Midnight
  12. Fly Tomorrow