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On February 13, 1976.

On February 13, 1976, “Virgin” label released “Shamal”, the sixth Gong studio album. It was recorded in December 1975, at “Basing Street Studios” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Nick Mason.

Personnel:

  • Mike Howlett– bass guitar, vocals
  • Didier Malherbe– tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, bansuri, gongs
  • Mireille Bauer– marimba, glockenspiel, xylophone, percussion, gongs
  • Pierre Moerlen– drums, vibraphone, tubular bells
  • Patrice Lemoine – organ, piano, synthesizer
  • Steve Hillage– acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Miquette Giraudy, Sandy Colley – vocals
  • Jorge Pinchevsky – violin
  • Phil Ault, Dave Hutchins, Ben Tavera King, Rick Curtain, Ben King: engineer
  • Clive Arrowsmith: artwork, photography

Track listing:

  1. Wingful of Eyes – Mike Howlett
  2. Chandra – Patrice Lemoine
  3. Bambooji – Didier Malherbe
  4. Cat in Clark’s Shoes – Didier Malherbe
  5. Mandrake – Pierre Moerlen
  6. Shamal – Mike Howlett, Didier Malherbe, Patrice Lemoine, Mireille Bauer
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In February 1965.

In February 1965, “Columbia” label released “Orange Blossom Special”, the 21st Johnny Cash album. It was recorded August – December 1964, and was produced by Don Law and Frank Jones.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • June Carter- vocals
  • Luther Perkins, Norman Blake, Ray Edenton- guitar
  • Marshall Grant- bass
  • S. Holland- drums
  • Bill Pursell- piano
  • Charlie McCoy- harmonica
  • Bill McElhiney, Karl Garvin – trumpet
  • Boots Randolph- saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Orange Blossom Special – Ervin T. Rouse, Gordon Rouse
  2. The Long Black Veil – Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill
  3. It Ain’t Me Babe – Bob Dylan
  4. The Wall – Harland Howard
  5. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Bob Dylan
  6. You Wild Colorado – Johnny Cash
  7. Mama, You’ve Been on My Mind – Bob Dylan
  8. When It’s Springtime in Alaska – Tillman Franks
  9. All of God’s Children Ain’t Free – Johnny Cash
  10. Danny Boy – Frederick Weatherly
  11. Wildwood Flower – P. Carter
  12. Amen – Jester Hairston

 

In February 1963.

In February 1963, “RCA Victor” label released “Mr. Soul”, the eleventh Sam Cooke studio album. It was recorded in August; November and December, 1962, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World”, and was produced by Hugo & Luigi.

Personnel:

  • Sam Cooke – vocals
  • Horace Ott, René Hall– arrangement, conductor
  • Clifton White, Bill Pitman,Tommy Tedesco– guitar
  • Ray Pohlman, Clifford Hils, Red Callender– bass guitar
  • Earl Palmer– drums
  • Ron Rich – percussion
  • Edward Beal, Ernie Freeman, Al Pellegrini, Ernie Freeman– piano
  • Nathan Griffin – organ
  • Sharky Hall – drums
  • Ray Johnson – piano
  • Bill Green, Plas Johnson– saxophone
  • John Ewing – trombone
  • Israel Baker, Robert Barene, Leonard Malarsky, Myron Sandler, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp, Arnold Belnick, Autrey McKissack, Ralph Schaeffer, Robert Barene, Jermoe Reisler – violin
  • Harry Hyams, Alexander Neiman – viola
  • Jesse Ehrlich, Irving Lipschultz, George Neikrug, Emmet Sergeant – cello
  • William Hinshaw – French horn
  • Dave Hassinger– recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. I Wish You Love – Charles Trenet, Lee Wilson, Albert Beach
  2. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  3. Chains of Love- Ahmet Ertegun, under the pseudonym Nugetre
  4. Smoke Rings – Ned Washington, H. Eugene Gifford
  5. All the Way – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Send Me Some Lovin’ – Leo Price, John Marascalco
  7. Cry Me a River – Arthur Hamilton
  8. Driftin’ Blues – Johnny Moore, Charles Brown, Eddie Williams
  9. For Sentimental Reasons – Deek Watson, William Best
  10. Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke
  11. Little Girl – Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry
  12. These Foolish Things – Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey, Harry Link

On January 18, 2011.

On January 18, 2011, “Latent” label released “Demons”, the 14th Cowboy Junkies, “Volume Two” of the “Nomad Series”. It was band’s tribute to Vic Chesnutt, who died on December 25, 2009, at age of 45. The album was produced by Michael Timmins.

Personnel:

  • Margo Timmins– vocals
  • Michael Timmins – guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Anton – bass
  • Peter Timmins – drums, percussion
  • Jeff Bird – mandolin
  • Joby Baker – organ, piano, Wurlitzer, horn arrangement
  • Aaron Goldstein- guitar
  • Tania Elizabeth – fiddle
  • Dave Henry – cello
  • Henry Kucharzyk – woodwind arrangement
  • Alfons Fear, Nick Lariviere, Roy Styffe – horn
  • Bob Stevenson – clarinet
  • Andy Maize – backing vocals
  • Michael Timmins – engineer, mixed by
  • Peter J. Moore– mastered at the E Room
  • Peter Timmins – assistant
  • Joby Baker – engineer, mixing
  • Dave Henry – engineer
  • Alice Phieu – graphics design
  • Enrique Martinez Celaya– cover image

Track listing:

All tracks by Vic Chesnutt.

  1. Wrong Piano
  2. Flirted with You All My Life
  3. See You Around
  4. Betty Lonely
  5. Square Room
  6. Ladle
  7. Supernatural
  8. West of Rome
  9. Strange Language
  10. We Hovered with Short Wings
  11. When the Bottom Fell Out

On January 14, 2014.

On January 14, 2014, “Columbia” label released “High Hopes” the eighteenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded December 2012 – 2013, at “Thrill Hill” in Thrill Hill West; “Stone Hill Studi”; “Southern Tracks Recording Studio”, “Studios 301”, and was produced by Ron Aniello, Brendan O’Brien and Bruce Springsteen. The album was certified Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”.

Personnel:

  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, guitar, percussion, bass, percussion loop, organ, synthesizers, piano, banjo, mandolin, vibraphone, drums, harmonium
  • Roy Bittan– piano, organ
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Danny Federici– organ
  • Nils Lofgren– guitar, background vocals
  • Patti Scialfa– background vocals
  • Garry Tallent– bass
  • Steven Van Zandt– guitar, background vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Ron Aniello – drum loops, percussion loops, bass, synthesizers, guitar, 12–string guitar, farfisa organ, accordion, vibraphone
  • Tom Morello– guitar, lead vocals
  • Jake Clemons– saxophone
  • Charles Giordano– organ, accordion
  • Ed Manion– saxophone
  • Soozie Tyrell– violin, background vocals
  • Sam Bardfeld – violin
  • Everett Bradley – background vocals, percussion
  • Barry Danielian – trumpet
  • Josh Freese– drums
  • Clark Gayton– trombone, tuba
  • Stan Harrison– saxophone
  • Curtis King, Cindy Mizelle, Michelle Moore, Evan Springsteen, Jessica Springsteen, Samuel Springsteen – background vocals
  • Curt Ramm – trumpet, cornet
  • Cillian Vallely- uilleann pipes, low whistle, tin whistle

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. High Hopes – Tim Scott McConnell
  2. Harry’s Place
  3. American Skin (41 Shots)
  4. Just Like Fire Would – Chris Bailey
  5. Down in the Hole
  6. Heaven’s Wall
  7. Frankie Fell in Love
  8. This Is Your Sword
  9. Hunter of Invisible Game
  10. The Ghost of Tom Joad
  11. The Wall
  12. Dream Baby Dream – Martin Rev, Alan Vega

 

In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Philips” label released “Just Another Diamond Day”, the debut Vashti Bunyan album. It was recorded November – December 1969, at “Sound Techniques” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  1. Vashti Bunyan- vocals, acoustic guitar
  2. Christopher Sykes – piano, organ
  3. John James – dulcitone
  4. Robin Williamson- fiddle, whistle, Celtic harp
  5. Dave Swarbrick- fiddle, mandolin
  6. Simon Nicol – banjo
  7. Mike Crowther – guitar
  8. Robert Kirby- string and recorder arrangements
  9. Joe Boyd- liner notes
  10. Jerry Boys – engineer
  11. John James – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Vashti Bunyan, except where noted.

  1. Diamond Day
  2. Glow Worms
  3. Lily Pond
  4. Timothy Grub
  5. Where I Like to Stand – Vashti Bunyan, John James
  6. Swallow Song
  7. Window Over the Bay – Vashti Bunyan, Robert Lewis
  8. Rose Hip November
  9. Come Wind Come Rain
  10. Hebridean Sun – Vashti Bunyan, Robert Lewis
  11. Rainbow River
  12. Trawlerman’s Song – Vashti Bunyan, Robert Lewis
  13. Jog Along Bess
  14. Iris’s Song for Us – Vashti Bunyan, Wally Dix, Iris Macfarlane

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