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on December 2, 1957.

On December 2, 1957, “World Pacific” label released “The King and I”, (A Jazz Interpretation by the Mastersounds), the second Mastersounds album. It was recorded in September 1957 and was produced by Richard Bock.

Personnel:

  • Buddy Montgomery- vibraphone
  • Richie Crabtree – piano
  • Monk Montgomery- electric bass
  • Benny Barth- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

  1. Medley: I Have Dreamed/The Puzzlement/Something Wonderful
  2. Dance of the Siamese Children
  3. Getting to Know You
  4. My Lord and Master
  5. Medley: Hello, Young Lovers/Whistle a Happy Tune
  6. We Kiss in the Shadows
  7. Shall We Dance
  8. Epilogue

 

On December 2, 1956.

On December 2, 1956, “Pacific Jazz” label released “Playboys”, album by Chet Baker and Art Pepper. It was recorded in October 1956, at “Radio Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Richard Bock.

Personnel:

  • Chet Baker— trumpet
  • Art Pepper— alto saxophone
  • Phil Urso— tenor saxophone
  • Carl Perkins— piano
  • Curtis Counce— bass
  • Larance Marable— drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Jimmy Heath except where noted.

  1. For Minors Only
  2. Minor-Yours – Art Pepper
  3. Resonant Emotions
  4. Tynan Tyme – Art Pepper
  5. Picture of Heath
  6. For Miles and Miles
  7. T.A.

On January 27, 1960.

On January 27, 1960, “Atlantic” label released “Giant Steps”, the fifth John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded May 4 – 5, 1959, December 2, 1959, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan– piano
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle – engineering
  • Lee Friedlander– photography
  • Marvin Israel– cover design
  • Nat Hentoff– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Coltrane.

  1. Giant Steps
  2. Cousin Mary
  3. Countdown
  4. Spiral
  5. Syeeda’s Song Flute
  6. Naima
  7. P.C.

 

On December 2, 2016.

On December 2, 2016, “Polydor” label released “Blue & Lonesome”, the 23rd Rolling Stones album. It was recorded in December 2015, at “British Grove Studios” and was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins. It is the band’s first album to feature only cover songs. The album won “Album of the Year” at the “2017 Jazz FM Awards”. “Blue & Lonesome” was certified Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; 2 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, and Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Mick Jagger– vocals, harmonica
  • Keith Richards– electric guitar
  • Ronnie Wood– electric guitar
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Eric Clapton– slide guitar; lead electric guitar
  • Darryl Jones– bass
  • Matt Clifford, Chuck Leavell– keyboards
  • Jim Keltner– percussion
  • Andy Cook, Jason Elliott, Derrick Stockwell – assistant enginer
  • Richard Havers – liner notes
  • Stephen Marcussen, Ron McMaster – mastering
  • Krish Sharma – engineer, mixer
  • Pierre de Beauport – crew chief
  • Don McAulay – drum technician

Track listing:

  1. Just Your Fool – Buddy Johnson
  2. Commit a Crime – Howlin’ Wolf
  3. Blue and Lonesome – Little Walter
  4. All of Your Love – Magic Sam
  5. I Gotta Go – Little Walter
  6. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing – Miles Grayson, Lermon Horton
  7. Ride ‘Em on Down – Eddie Taylor
  8. Hate to See You Go – Little Walter
  9. Hoo Doo Blues – Otis Hicks, Jerry West
  10. Little Rain – Ewart G.Abner Jr., Jimmy Reed
  11. Just Like I Treat You – Willie Dixon
  12. I Can’t Quit You Baby – Willie Dixon

 

On December 2, 2016.

On December 2, 2016, “Columbia” label released “Oxygène 3”, the nineteenth Jean-Michel Jarre album. It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Jean-Michel Jarre. The album was released on 2 December 2016, on the 40th anniversary of the original Oxygène album.

Track listing:

All tracks by Jean-Michel Jarre.

  1. Oxygène Part 14
  2. Oxygène Part 15
  3. Oxygène Part 16
  4. Oxygène Part 17
  5. Oxygène Part 18
  6. Oxygène Part 19
  7. Oxygène Part 20

On January 2, 1971.

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On January 2, 1971, “RCA” label released “Elvis Country (I’m 10,000 Years Old)”, the eleventh Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded June – September 1970, at “RCA Studio B” in Nashville, and was produced by Felton Jarvis. In 1977, the album was certified Gold in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– vocals, guitar
  • James Burton– guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Eddie Hinton– guitar
  • Harold Bradley– guitar
  • David Briggs– keyboards
  • Norbert Putnam– bass
  • Jerry Carrigan– drums
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Weldon Myrick – pedal steel guitar
  • Bobby Thompson – banjo
  • Buddy Spicher– fiddle
  • The Imperials Quartet– backing vocals
  • The Jordanaires– backing vocals
  • Joe Babcock – backing vocals
  • Millie Kirkham– backing vocals
  • Mary Holladay – backing vocals
  • Ginger Holladay – backing vocals
  • June Page – backing vocals
  • Sonja Montgomery – backing vocals
  • Dolores Edgin – backing vocals
  • Mary Greene – backing vocals
  • Temple Riser – backing vocals
  • Cam Mullins – string arrangements
  • Don Tweedy – string arrangements
  • Bergen White – horn arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Snowbird – Gene MacLellan
  2. Tomorrow Never Comes – Johnny Bond, Ernest Tubb
  3. Little Cabin on the Hill – Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt
  4. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Dave “Curly” Williams, Sunny David
  5. Funny How Time Slips – Willie Nelson
  6. I Really Don’t Want to Know – Howard Barnes, Don Robertson
  7. There Goes My Everything – Dallas Frazier
  8. It’s Your Baby, You Rock It – Shirl Milete, Nora Fowler
  9. The Fool – Naomi Ford, Lee Hazlewood
  10. Faded Love – Bob Wills, Johnnie Lee Wills
  11. I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water – Joe Babcock
  12. Make the World Go Away – Hank Cochran

On December 2, 2014.

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On December 2, 2014, Robert Henry “Bobby” Keys died aged 70. Being saxophonist he has recorded and performed with many famous musicians and bands, among them: The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, George Harrison, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, B.B. King, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Delaney, Bonnie, Donovan, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Faces, Harry Nilsson, Warren Zevon, Humble Pie, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Keith Moon, Leo Sayer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul McCartney, Marvin Gaye, Sheryl Crow, Yoko Ono, Jim Carroll and Graham Nash.