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In December 1968.

In December 1968, “CTI” label released “Calling Out Loud”, the 16th Nat Adderley album. It was recorded November – December 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Nat Adderley – cornet
  • Paul Ingraham – french horn
  • Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Richard Henderson – saxophones
  • Hubert Laws – flute, piccolo
  • Don MacCourt – bassoon
  • George Marge – clarinet, english horn, saxophone
  • Romeo Penque – bass clarinet
  • Joe Zawinul – electric piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Leo Morris – drums
  • Bill Fischer – arranger, conductor

All tracks by Nat Adderley except where noted

  1. Biafra
  2. Haifa
  3. St. M – William S. Fischer
  4. Grey Moss – Joe Zawinul
  5. Nobody Knows – William S. Fischer
  6. Comin’ Out the Shadows
  7. Ivan’s Holiday – Joe Zawinul
  8. Calling Out Loud – Nat Adderley, William S. Fischer

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Caramba!” the 29th Lee Morgan album. It was recorded in May 1968, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Francis Wolff.

Personnel:

  • Lee Morgan – trumpet
  • Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone
  • Cedar Walton – piano
  • Reggie Workman – bass
  • Billy Higgins – drums
  • Cal Massey – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Lee Morgan except where noted.

  1. Caramba
  2. Suicide City
  3. Cunning Lee
  4. Soulita
  5. Helen’s Ritual

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Milestone” label released “Do You Know the Way?” the 18th and the final Bobby Timmons album.

Personnel:

  • Bobby Timmons – piano
  • Joe Beck – guitar
  • Bob Cranshaw – electric bass
  • Jack DeJohnette – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bobby Timmons except where noted.

  1. The Spanish Count
  2. I Won’t Be Back – Joe Beck
  3. Last Night When We Were Young – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  4. Do You Know the Way to San Jose – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  5. Come Together
  6. Something to Live For – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
  7. Soul Time
  8. This Guy’s in Love With You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Columbia” label released “An American Music Band”, the second Electric Flag studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by John Simon.

Personnel:

  • Harvey Brooks — vocals, bass, guitar
  • Herbie Rich — vocals, organ, tenor saxophone
  • John Simon — piano
  • Hoshal Wright — guitar
  • Buddy Miles — vocals, drums, guitar
  • Terry Clements — tenor saxophone
  • Marcus Doubleday — trumpet
  • Virgil Gonsalves — baritone saxophone, flute
  • Nick Gravenites — vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion
  • Stemsy Hunter — vocals, alto saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Soul Searchin’ – Buddy Miles
  2. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  3. With Time There Is Change
  4. Nothing To Do – Harvey Brooks, Nick Gravenitess
  5. See To Your Neighbor – Nick Gravenites
  6. Qualified
  7. Hey, Little Girl – Nick Gravenites
  8. Mystery – Buddy Miles
  9. My Woman That Hangs Around the House

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “King Records” released “Thinking About Little Willie John and a Few Nice Things”, the 21st James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by James Brown. The album was tribute to Little Willie John, R&B singer from the mid-1950s to the 1960s, who died earlier same year.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals
  • The Dapps
  • New York Studio Orchestra
  • Ron Lenhoff – engineer
  • W. Hughes – design
  • E. Speedy Brown – photography
  • Bud Hobgood – production manager

Track listing:

  1. Talk to Me, Talk to Me – Joe Seneca
  2. Suffering With the Blues – Lloyd Pemberton, Teddy Conyers
  3. Cottage for Sale – Larry Conley, Willard Robison
  4. Billy Bailey – traditional
  5. Home at Least – Rudy Toombs
  6. Heart Break (It’s Hurtin’ Me) – Jon Thomas, Carlee Hoyle
  7. What Kind of Man – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Eddie Setser, Troy Seals
  8. A Note or Two Pt. I – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  9. I’ll lose My Mind – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Bobby Byrd
  10. Fat Eddie – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Ron Lenhoff
  11. You gave My Heart a Song to Sing – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Bobby Byrd
  12. A Note Or Two Pt. II – James Brown, Bud Hobgood

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “MGM” label released “Love Is”, the third Eric Burdon and The Animals album. It was recorded in October 1968, at “TTG” and “Sunset Sound Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Eric Burdon, Zoot Money, Andy Summers, John Weider and Barry Jenkins.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon— lead vocals, spoken word
  • Zoot Money— bass, backing and co-lead (3, 8a) vocals, organ, piano, spoken word (8a)
  • Andy Summers— guitar, backing vocals
  • John Weider— guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Barry Jenkins— drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Robert Wyatt- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. River Deep, Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  2. I’m an Animal – Sylvester Stewart
  3. I’m Dying (Or Am I?) – Eric Burdon
  4. Ring of Fire – June Carter, Merle Kilgore
  5. Colored Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. To Love Somebody – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
  7. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  8. Gemini – Steve Hammond / Madman – Zoot Money, Andy Summers

In December 1968.

In December 1968, “Elektra” label released “The Circle Game”, the sixth Tom Rush album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Arthur Gorson.

Personnel:

  • Tom Rush– guitar, vocals
  • Hugh McCracken, Don Thomas, Eric Gale – electric guitar
  • Jonathan Raskin – acoustic guitar, bass
  • Bruce Langhorne– acoustic guitar
  • Joe Grimm – saxophone
  • Joe Mack, Bob Bushnell– bass
  • Paul Harris– keyboards
  • Buddy Lucas– saxophone
  • Herb Lovelle, Bernard Purdie, Richie Ritz – drums
  • Paul Harris– arrangements
  • Bruce Botnick, Brooks Arthur – engineer
  • Jac Holzman– production supervisor
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Linda Eastman (McCartney) – photography
  • William S. Harvey – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Tin Angel – Joni Mitchell
  2. Something in the Way She Moves – James Taylor
  3. Urge for Going – Joni Mitchell
  4. Sunshine, Sunshine – James Taylor
  5. The Glory of Love – Billy Hill
  6. Shadow Dream Song – Jackson Browne
  7. The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
  8. So Long – Charlie Rich
  9. Rockport Sunday – Tom Rush
  10. No Regrets – Tom Rush

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “King” label released “Gettin’ Down To It”, the 28th James Brown studio album. It was recorded December 1968 – March 1969, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – vocals
  • Marva Whitney – vocal
  • Dee Felice Trio:
  • Lee Tucker – bass
  • Dee Felice – drums
  • Frank Vincent – piano
  • Kenny Poole – guitar
  • Lee Garrett – guitar

Track listing:

  1. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  2. That’s Life – Kelly Gordon, Dean Kay
  3. Strangers in the Night – Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
  4. Willow Keep Me – Ann Ronell
  5. Cold Sweat – James Brown, Alfred Ellis
  6. There Was a Time – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  7. Chicago – Fred Fisher
  8. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons – William Best, Deek Watson
  9. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  10. All the Way – Sammy Cahn
  11. It Had to Be You – Isham Jones, Gus Kahn
  12. Uncle – Frank Vincent