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Etta James: Call My Name

On January 27, 1967, “Cadet” label released “Call My Name”, the sixth Etta James studio album. It was recorded in December 1966, at “Ter Mar Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Leonard Chess.

Personnel:

  • Etta James – vocal
  • Doug Brand – engineer
  • Don S. Bronstein – design photography
  • Bob Terry – sleeve notes

Track listing:

  1. Happiness – Vee Pea Smith, Morris Dollison
  2. That’s All I Want from You – M. Rotha
  3. Have a Little Faith in Me – Monk Higgins, Joyce Wrencher
  4. I’m So Glad (I Found Love in You) – Vee Pea Smith, Morris Dollison
  5. You Are My Sunshine – Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell
  6. It Must Be Your Love – Monk Higgins, Chuck Bernard, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  7. 842-3089 (Call My Name) – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  8. Don’t Pick Me for Your Fool – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison, Billy Foster
  9. I Prefer You – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison
  10. Nobody Loves Me – Monk Higgins, Joyce Wrencher
  11. It’s All Right – Curtis Mayfield
  12. Nobody Like You – Monk Higgins, Morris Dollison

Eeels: End Times

On January 19, 2010, “E-Works” and “Vagrant” label released “End Times”, the eighth Eels studio album. It was recorded December 2008 – August 2009, at “One Hitsville” and “Los Feliz” in California, and was produced by Mark Oliver Everett.

Personnel:

  • E – vocals, guitars, bass guitar, harmonica, piano, Optigan, Hammond B3, banjo, pump organ, Vox Continental, drums, percussion
  • Koool G Murder – bass, guitar, recording, mixing 
  • Butch – drums
  • Wayne Bergeron – French horn, horns
  • Chris Bleth – horns
  • Andy Martin – horns
  • Jim Lang – horn arrangements, recording
  • Ryan Boesch – recording, mixing
  • Robert Carranza – recording, mixing
  • Greg Collins – recording, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by E (Mark Oliver Everett)

  1. The Beginning
  2. Gone Man
  3. In My Younger Days
  4. Mansions of Los Feliz
  5. A Line in the Dirt
  6. End Times
  7. Apple Trees
  8. Paradise Blues
  9. Nowadays
  10. Unhinged
  11. High and Lonesome
  12. I Need a Mother
  13. Little Bird
  14. On My Feet

Ronnie Foster: Sweet Revival

In December 1972, “Blue Note” label released “Sweet Revival”, the second Ronnie Foster studio album. It was recorded in December 1972, at “Generation Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Horace Ott.

Personnel:

  • Ronnie Foster – organ
  • David Spinozza, John Tropea – electric guitar
  • Wilbur Bascomb Jr. – electric bass
  • Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Ernie Hayes – electric piano
  • Garnett Brown – trombone
  • Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
  • Horace Ott – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Ronnie Foster, except where noted.

  1. Sweet Revival – Joe Sample
  2. Lisa’s Love
  3. Back Stabbers – Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead
  4. Me and Mrs. Jones – Kenny Hamble, Cary Gilbert, Leon Huff
  5. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  6. Where Is the Love – Ralph McDonald, William Salter
  7. Some Neck
  8. It’s Just Gotta Be That Way – Wayne Henderson
  9. Superwoman – Stevie Wonder
  10. Inot

Shelly Manne: Daktari

In December 1967, “Atlantic” label released “Daktari”, the 34th Shelly Manne album. It features music from the TV show “Daktari”, and was recorded November – December 1967, at “Annex Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun.

Personnel:

  • Shelly Manne – drums, percussion
  • Justin Gordon, Bud Shank, Arthur C. Smith, Frank Strozier – woodwinds
  • Mike Wofford – piano
  • Bob Bain – guitar
  • Bill Pitman – bass
  • Larry Bunker, Frank Carlsson, Victor Feldman, Emil Richards – percussion
  • Richard Hazard – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Shelly Manne.

  1. Daktari
  2. Out on a Limb
  3. Clarence
  4. Africa
  5. Stay with Me
  6. Elephantime
  7. Wameru
  8. Toto
  9. Galloping Giraffes
  10. Judy Judy
  11. Ivan
  12. Rhino Trot

Taylor Swift: Evermore

On December 11, 2020, “Republic Records” label released “Evermore”, the ninth Taylor Swift studio album. It was recorded August – December 2020, at “Long Pond Studio” in Hudson Valley, “Kitty Committee” and Ariel Rechtshaid house in Los Angeles, “Scarlet Pimpernel” in London, and was produced by Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff and Bryce Dessner.

Personnel:

  • Taylor Swift – lead vocals, executive producer
  • Aaron Dessner – acoustic and electric guitar, rubber bridge guitar, high string guitar, banjo, bass guitar, synth bass, tambourine, mandolin, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, drum kit, percussion, drum machine programming, field recording, recording, drone
  • Haim
  • The National
  • Bon Iver
  • Bryce Dessner – electric guitar, piano, orchestration, pulse
  • Josh Kaufman – acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel, mandolin, organ, harmonium, harmonica
  • Justin Vernon – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, bass, synthesizer, triangle, drum kit, Prophet X, Messina, field recording, vocal recording
  • Josh Kaufman – acoustic and electric guitar, lap steel, mandolin, harmonium, organ, harmonica
  • Jack Antonoff – acoustic and electric guitar, slide guitar, bass, piano, Mellotron, drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mikey Freedom Hart – nylon and electric guitar, DX7, electric guitar, nylon guitar, Rhodes, celeste
  • James McAlister – keyboards, synthesizers, drum kit, percussion, drum machine programming, Vermona pulse
  • Thomas Bartlett – piano, keyboard, synthesizers
  • William Bowery – piano
  • Nick Lloyd – Hammond B3 Organ
  • Patrik Berger – OP-1
  • Scott Devendorf – bass guitar, pocket piano
  • Logan Coale – upright bass
  • Sean Hutchinson – drums
  • Michael Riddleberger – drums
  • Sean Hutchinson – drums 
  • Michael Riddleberger – drums
  • JT Bates – drum kit, percussion
  • Jason Treuting – glockenspiel, drum kit, percussion, crotales, metal percussion, chord stick
  • Bryan Devendorf – drum kit, percussion, drum machine programming
  • Jonathan Low – drum machine programming
  • Evan Smith – horns
  • Trever Hagen – trumpet, no-input mixer
  • Kyle Resnick – trumpet
  • Dave Nelson – trombone 
  • Benjamin Lanz – trombone, modular synthesizer, horn arrangements
  • Stuart Bogie – alto and contrabass clarinet, flute
  • Alex Sopp – flute
  • CJ Camerieri – French horn
  • Bobby Hawk – violin
  • Yuki Numata Resnick – violin
  • Clarice Jensen – cello
  • Gabriel Cabezas – cello
  • Danielle Haim – vocals
  • Este Haim – vocals
  • Matt Berninger – vocals
  • Marcus Mumford – backing vocals
  • Marjorie Finlay – backing vocals
  • Ryan Olson – Allovers Hi-Hat Generator
  • Jonathan Low – recording, mixing
  • Laura Sisk – recording, vocal recording
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – vocal recording
  • Matt DiMona – vocal recording
  • Robin Baynton – vocal recording
  • Sean O’Brien – vocal recording
  • John Rooney – engineer assistant
  • Jon Sher – engineer assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Steve Fallone – mastering
  • Beth Garrabrant – photography
  •  BJ Burton – additional production
  • James McAlister – additional production

Track listing:

All tracks by Taylor Swift and Aaron Dessner, except where noted.

  1. Willow
  2. Champagne Problems – Taylor Swift, William Bowery
  3. Gold Rush – Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
  4. Tis the Damn Season
  5. Tolerate It
  6. No Body, No Crime – Taylor Swift
  7. Happiness
  8. Dorothea
  9. Coney Island – Taylor Swift, William Bowery, Aaron Dessner
  10. Ivy – Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff
  11. Cowboy Like Me
  12. Long Story Short
  13. Marjorie
  14. Closure – Taylor Swift, BJ Burton, James McAlister
  15. Evermore – Taylor Swift, William Bowery, Justin Vernon

Green Day: ¡Tré!

On December 7, 2012, “Reprise” label released “¡Tré!”, the third and final installment in the “¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!” trilogy, a series of studio albums that were released from September to December 2012, and the eleventh Green Day studio album overall. It was recorded February – June 2012, at “Jingletown Studios” in Oakland, California, and was produced by Rob Cavallo, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Jason White.

Personnel:

  • Billie Joe Armstrong – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Jason White – guitar
  • Mike Dirnt – vocals, bass
  • Tré Cool – drums, percussion
  • Tom Kitt – strings and horn arrangements
  • Chris Dugan – engineer
  • Brad Kobylczak – engineer
  • Lee Bothwick – engineer
  • Wesley Seidman – engineer assistant
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Keith Armstrong – mixing assistant
  • Nik Karpen – mixing assistant
  • Brad Townsend – mixing assistant
  • Andrew Schubert – mixing assistant
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Kenny Butler – drum technician
  • Mike Fasano – drum technician
  • Eden Galindo – bass technician
  • Andrew “Hans” Buscher – guitar technician
  • Chris Bilheimer – art direction/design
  • Felisha Tolentino – photography
  • Greg Schneider – stills
  • Chery Jenets – production managing
  • Jaime Neely – production assistant
  • Michelle Rogel – production assistant

Track listing:

All lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, all music by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Jason White, except where noted. 

  1. Brutal Love – Sam Cooke, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Jason White
  2. Missing You
  3. 8th Avenue Serenade
  4. Drama Queen
  5. X-Kid
  6. Sex, Drugs & Violence
  7. A Little Boy Named Train
  8. Amanda
  9. Walk Away
  10. Dirty Rotten Bastards
  11. 99 Revolutions
  12. The Forgotten

Modern Jazz Quartet: Under the Jasmin Tree

On December 6, 1968, “Apple” label released “Under the Jasmin Tree”, the 29th Modern Jazz Quartet. It was recorded in December 1967, and was produced by John Lewis.

Personnel:

  • Milt Jackson – vibraphone
  • John Lewis – piano
  • Percy Heath – double bass
  • Connie Kay – drums, percussion
  • Mike Jarratt – engineer
  • Bob Dawbarn – sleeve notes
  • Alan Aldridge, Ink Studios – design

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lewis.

  1. The Blue Necklace
  2. Three Little Feelings (Part I)
  3. Three Little Feelings (Part II)
  4. Three Little Feelings (Part III)
  5. Exposure
  6. The Jasmin Tree

Midnight Oil: Species Deceases

On November 26, 1985 “CBS” label released “Species Deceases”, the second Midnight Oil EP. It was recorded in September 1985, at “Paradise Studios” in Darlinghurst, Australia, and was produced by Francois Kevorkian, Peter Garrett, Peter Gifford, Rob Hirst, Jim Mogine and Martin Rotsey. “Species Deceases” was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, first time on December 14, 1985, only two weeks after its release.

Personnel:

  • Peter Garrett – lead vocals, harmonica, mixing, artwork concept
  • Jim Moginie – lead guitar, keyboards, mixing, artwork concept
  • Martin Rotsey – lead guitar, mixing, artwork concept
  • Peter Gifford – bass guitar, backing vocals, mixing, artwork concept
  • Rob Hirst – drums, backing vocals, mixing, artwork concept
  • David Price – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Colley – assistant
  • Philip Ellett – artwork concept

Track listing:

  1. Progress – Jim Moginie, Peter Garrett
  2. Hercules – Jim Moginie, Peter Garrett, Rob Hirst
  3. Blossom and Blood – Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie
  4. Pictures – Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie, Peter Garrett, Martin Rotsey, Peter Gifford

Steve Earle: Copperhead Road

On October 17, 1988, “Uni” label released “Copperhead Road”, the third Steve Earle studio album. It was recorded December 1987 – July 1988, at “Ardent Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, “Livingston Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Brown and Steve Earle.  

Personnel:

  • Steve Earle – vocals, guitars, harmonica, 6-string bass, mandolin
  • Donny Roberts – guitars, 6-string bass
  • Bill Lloyd – acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar
  • Bucky Baxter – pedal steel, lap steel, dobro
  • Phil Chevron – guitar, vocals
  • Neil MacColl – mandolin
  • Shane MacGowan – banjo, bodhran
  • Jem Finer – banjo
  • Sam Bush – mandolin
  • Jerry Douglas – dobro
  • Ken Moore – synthesizer, organ
  • John Barlow Jarvis – piano
  • James Fearnley – accordion
  • Kelley Looney – bass
  • Darryl Hunt – bass
  • Andrew Ranken – drums
  • Kurt Custer – drums
  • Terry Woods – cittern
  • Mark O’Connor – violin
  • Edgar Meyer – bass violin
  • Spider Stacy – tin whistle, vocals
  • John Cowan, Maria McKee, Radney Foster – backing vocals
  • Chris Birkett – drum programming
  • Gary Tallent – arrangements
  • The Pogues 
  • Telluride 
  • Joe Hardy – recording, mixing
  • Chris Birkett – recording
  • Simon Levy – art direction
  • Jeff Morris – design
  • June Beard – patch design

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Earle, except where noted.

  1. Copperhead Road
  2. Snake Oil
  3. Back to the Wall
  4. The Devil’s Right Hand – arranged by Garry W. Tallent
  5. Johnny Come Lately
  6. Even When I’m Blue
  7. You Belong to Me
  8. Waiting on You – Steve Earle, Richard Bennett
  9. Once You Love – Steve Earle, Larry Crane
  10. Nothing but a Child