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On March 14, 1991.

On March 14, 1991, Jerome Solon Felder aka Doc Pomus died aged 65. He was singer and songwriter, co-writer (together with Mort Shuman) of big number of hits, many of them became rock and roll standards, including: “A Teenager in Love”, “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Hushabye”, “This Magic Moment”, “Turn Me Loose”, “Sweets For My Sweet”, “Go, Jimmy, Go”, “Little Sister”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”, “Suspicion”, “Surrender” and “His Latest Flame”. He also co-wrote with Phil Spector few successful tracks including “Young Boy Blues”, “Ecstasy”, “First Taste of Love” and “What Am I to Do?” His songs were performed by hundreds of artists including The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Bad Company, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble, Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, John Hiatt, The Beach Boys, B.B. King, Dion, The New York Dolls, Shawn Colvin and Los Lobos. As singer Pomus performed with Milt Jackson, Mickey Baker, and King Curtis. In 1991 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 1992, in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, and in 2012 into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.

On October 1, 1991.

On October 1, 1991, “MCA” label released “There Is Always One More Time”, the thirty-second B.B. King album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Conway Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Stewart Levine.

Personnel:

  • B. King – vocals, guitar
  • Arthur Adams – guitar
  • Michael Landau– guitar
  • Freddie Washington– bass guitar
  • Joe Sample– piano
  • Neal Larson – keyboards, Hammond organ
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • Bunny Hull, Paulette Brown, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo – background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Sample and Will Jennings; except where noted.

  1. I’m Moving On
  2. Back in L.A.
  3. The Blues Come over Me
  4. Fool Me Once
  5. The Lowdown
  6. Mean and Evil – Arthur Adams
  7. Something up My Sleeve – Arthur Adams
  8. Roll, Roll, Roll
  9. There Is Always One More Time – Doc Pomus, Ken Hirsch

 

On August 6, 2009.

On August 6, 2009, William Paul Borsey Jr. aka Willy DeVille died aged 58. He was a singer and songwriter, founder of Mink DeVille, the house band at the New York club “CBGB”. With Mink DeVille, he released six albums and ten by his own name. DeVille collaborated with musicians from various music genres such as Jack Nitzsche, Doc Pomus, Dr. John, Mark Knopfler, Allen Toussaint, Eddie Bo, David Hidalgo, Efrain Toro, Mariachi Los Camperos, Jimmy Zavala, Zachary Richard, Jeff Baxter, Freebo, Jim Gilstrap, and Brian Ray.

On June 5, 1962.

On June 5, 1962, “RCA Victor” label released “Pot Luck with Elvis”, the seventh Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded on March 22, 1961, at “Radio Recorders”  in Hollywood, June 25 and October 15, 1961, March 18 and March 19, 1962, at “RCA Studio B” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Steve Sholes and  Joseph Lilley.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– lead vocals
  • Scotty Moore– rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Kennedy– lead guitar
  • Hank Garland– lead guitar
  • Tiny Timbrell– rhythm guitar
  • Harold Bradley– guitar
  • Grady Martin– guitar, vibes
  • Floyd Cramer– piano, organ
  • Dudley Brooks– piano
  • Gordon Stoker – piano
  • Bob Moore– double bass
  • J. Fontana– drums
  • Buddy Harman– drums
  • Millie Kirkham– backing vocals
  • The Jordanaires– backing vocals
  • Boots Randolph– saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Kiss Me Quick – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  2. Just for Old Time Sake – Roy C. Bennett, Sid Tepper
  3. Gonna Get Back Home Somehow – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  4. (Such an) Easy Question – Otis Blackwelland Winfield Scott
  5. Steppin’ Out of Line – Fred Wise, Ben Weisman, Dolores Fuller
  6. I’m Yours – Hal Blair, Don Robertson
  7. Something Blue – Paul Evans, Al Byron
  8. Suspicion – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  9. I Feel That I’ve Known You Forever – Doc Pomus, Alan Jeffreys
  10. Night Rider – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  11. Fountain of Love – Bill Giant, Jeff Lewis
  12. That’s Someone You Never Forget – Elvis Presley, Red West

In November 1959.

In November 1959, “EMI Columbia” label released “Cliff Sings”, the second Cliff Richard album. It was recorded in September 1959, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Norrie Paramor. The album was released in mono format.

Personnel:

  • Cliff Richard– lead vocals
  • Hank Marvin– lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch- rhythm guitar
  • Jet Harris– bass guitar
  • Tony Meehan– drums
  • Malcolm Addey – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  2. The Snake and the Bookworm – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  3. I Gotta Know – Matt Williams, Paul Evans
  4. Here Comes Summer – Jerry Keller
  5. I’ll String Along With You – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  6. Embraceable You – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  7. As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
  8. The Touch of Your Lips – Ray Noble
  9. Twenty Flight Rock – Ned Fairchild, Eddie Cochran
  10. Pointed Toe Shoes – Carl Perkins
  11. Mean Woman Blues – Claude Demetrius
  12. I’m Walkin’ – Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew
  13. I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do) – Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert
  14. Little Things Mean a Lot – Carl Stutz, Edith Lindeman
  15. Somewhere Along the Way – Sammy Gallop, Kurt Adams
  16. That’s My Desire – Helmy Kresa, Carroll Loveday

On October 24, 2006.

On October 24, 2006, “Record Collection” label released “Pussy Cats Starring the Walkmen”, the fourth Walkmen studio album. It is song cover of the 1974 Harry Nilsson album “Pussy Cats” which was produced by John Lennon.

Personnel:

  • Matt Barrick– conga, drums, maracas, tambourine, cowbell, wood block
  • Peter Bauer– organ, farfisa organ, Vox Continental
  • Hamilton Leithauser– vocals, acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, electric guitar, handwriting
  • Walter Martin– acoustic guitar, bass, kazoo, maracas, organ, piano, tambourine, triangle, vibraslap, cowbell, fuzz bass, slide whistle
  • Quentin Stoltzfus– vocals
  • Alex Waterman– cello, string arrangements
  • Dana Lyn– viola
  • Rob Moose – violin
  • Paul Maroon– piano, electric guitar
  • Chris Colbert, Kevin McMahon– engineer, mixing
  • Elijah Thomson– assistant engineer, mixing assistant

Track listing:

  1. Many Rivers to Cross – Jimmy Cliff
  2. Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bob Dylan
  3. Don’t Forget Me – Harry Nilsson
  4. All My Life – Harry Nilsson
  5. Old Forgotten Soldier- Harry Nilsson
  6. Save the Last Dance – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
  7. Mucho Mungo/Mt. Elga – John Lennon, Harry Nilsson
  8. Loop De Loop – Ted Vann
  9. Black Sails – Harry Nilsson
  10. Rock Around the Clock – Jimmy DeKnight, Max C. Freedman

 

On October 2, 2012.

On October 2, 2012, “Verve” label released “Glad Rag Doll”, the eleventh Diana Krall studio album. It was recorded in 2012, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, “The Village” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Diana Krall and T-Bone Burnett.

Personnel:

  • Diana Krall – vocals, piano
  • Marc Ribot – electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, 6 string bass
  • Colin Linden – electric guitar, dobro
  • Bryan Sutton – electric, acoustic and baritone guitar
  • Howard Coward (Elvis Costello) – tenor guitar, ukulele, mandola, background vocals
  • Keefus Ciancia – keyboards
  • Dennis Crouch – acoustic guitar, bass
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • T Bone Burnett – electric guitar
  • Mike Piersante – recording, editing
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Bob Mallory, Vanessa Parr – 2nd engineer
  • Tom Perme – technician
  • Zachary Dawes – mixing assistant
  • Ivy Skoff – production coordination
  • Edwin Fotheringham – illustrations
  • Mark Seliger, Ruth Levy – photographer
  • Colleen Atwood – stylist
  • Christine Cantella – style assistant
  • Danilo – hair stylist
  • Patti Dubroff – make-up

Track listing

  1. We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye – Harry M. Woods
  2. There Ain’t No Sweet Man That’s Worth the Salt of My Tears – Fred Fishe
  3. Just Like a Butterfly That’s Caught in the Rain – Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods
  4. You Know – I Know Ev’rything’s Made for Love – Howard E. Johnson, Al Sherman, Charles Tobias
  5. Glad Rag Doll – Milton Ager, Dan Dougherty, Jack Yellen
  6. I’m a Little Mixed Up – Betty James, Edward Johnson
  7. Prairie Lullaby – Billy Hil
  8. Here Lies Love – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  9. I Used to Love You But It’s All Over Now – Lew Brown, Albert Von Tilzer
  10. Let It Rain – Hal Dyson, James Kendis
  11. Lonely Avenue – Doc Pomus
  12. Wide River to Cross – Julie Miller, Steven P. Miller
  13. When the Curtain Comes Down – Carl Hoefle, Al Lewis, Al Sherman

On September 28, 2010.

On September 28, 2010, “Nonesuch” label released “Lonely Avenue”, collaboration Ben Folds and Nick Hornby album.

Personnel:

  • Ben Folds – vocals, piano, bass, drums, Roland Juno, Moog, Hammond, clav, acoustic guitars, wind chimes, ARP string ensemble, percussion, handclaps
  • Kate Miller-Heidke- vocals
  • Joe Costa – handclaps
  • Keir Nuttall- primal screams
  • Jared Reynolds – bass, background vocals
  • Sam Smith – drums, background vocals
  • Chad Chapin – acoustic guitar, primal percussion, percussion, glockenspiel, background vocals
  • Andrew Higley – Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes, Roland Jupiter, Roland Juno, Moog, French horn, background vocals
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangement, conductor
  • David Davidson, David Angell – violin
  • Kristin Wilkinson – viola
  • John Catchings – cello

Track listing:

All lyrics by Nick Hornby; all music by Ben Folds.

  1. A Working Day
  2. Picture Window
  3. Levi Johnston’s Blues
  4. Doc Pomus
  5. Your Dogs
  6. Practical Amanda
  7. Claire’s Ninth
  8. Password
  9. From Above
  10. Saskia Hamilton
  11. Belinda

 

On September 22, 2017.

On September 22, 2017, “Caroline” label released “Roll with the Punches”, the 37th Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Van Morrison.

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison– vocals, electric guitar, harmonica, percussion, saxophone
  • Jeff Beck– electric guitar
  • Mez Clough – drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Laurence Cottle– electric bass, trombone
  • Ned Edwards – electric guitar, harmonica, background vocals
  • Dan Ellis– percussion
  • Georgie Fame– Hammond organ, vocals
  • Chris Farlowe– vocals
  • Colin Griffin, James Powell – drums
  • Chris Hill – double bass
  • Pete Hurley, Paul Moore – electric bass
  • Sumudu Jayatilaka, Dana Masters, Elizabeth Williams – background vocals
  • Paul Jones– harmonica, vocals
  • Dave Keary – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals
  • Stuart McIlroy, Jason Rebello– piano
  • Paul Moran – Hammond organ, trumpet
  • Dick Beetham – mastering
  • Poppy Kavanagh, Rowan McIntosh, Phil Parsons, Patrick Phillips – assistant engineer
  • Gerry McLernon, Tristan Powell, Matt Tait, Enda Walsh – engineer, mixing
  • Will Purton – assistant, assistant engineer, engineer, mixing
  • Richard Wade – photography

Track listing:

  1. Roll With the Punches – Van Morrison, Don Black
  2. Transformation – Van Morrison
  3. I Can Tell – Ellas McDaniel, Samuel Smith
  4. Stormy Monday/ Lonely Avenue – T-Bone Walker / Doc Pomus
  5. Goin’ to Chicago – Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing
  6. Fame – Van Morrison
  7. Too Much Trouble – Van Morrison
  8. Bring It on Home to Me – Sam Cooke
  9. Ordinary People – Van Morrison
  10. How Far From God – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  11. Teardrops from My Eyes – Rudy Toombs
  12. Automobile Blues – Samuel Hopkins
  13. Benediction – Mose Allison
  14. Mean Old World – T-Bone Walker
  15. Ride on Josephine – Ellas McDaniel

In November 1967.

In November 1967, “Verve” label released “The Blues Is Now”, the twenty-eight Jimmy Witherspoon album. It was recorded on June 1, 1967, and was produced by Ken Druker and Lew Futterman.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Witherspoon- vocals
  • Jack McDuff- arranger, organ
  • Leo Johnson, Danny Turner – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
  • Melvin Sparks- guitar
  • Jymie Merritt- bass guitar
  • Ray Appleton- drums
  • Hollis King- art direction
  • Nancy Reiner- cover art
  • Acy Lehman- cover design
  • Val Valentin– engineer
  • Ken Druker- executive producer
  • Bob Irwin, Jayme Pieruzzi– mastering
  • Raymond Ross- photography

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Slumber – Lucky Millinder, Al J. Neiburg, Henri Woode
  2. I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town – Andy Razaf, Will Weldon
  3. Past Forty Blues – Robert Lee Roach, Jimmy Witherspoon
  4. K. Blues – Saunders King
  5. Late One Evening – Jimmy Witherspoon
  6. Part Time Woman – Jimmy Witherspoon
  7. Good Rocking Tonight – Roy Brown
  8. I Won’t Tell a Soul (I Love You) – Hughie Clark, Ross Parker
  9. My Baby’s Quit Me – Doc Pomus
  10. My Money’s Long This Morning, Baby – David Parker