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On January 11, 1974.

On January 11, 1974, “Elektra” label released “Hotcakes”, the fourth Carly Simon studio album. It was recorded in September 1973, at “Producers Workshop” in Los Angeles, and October – November 1973, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, whistle
  • James Taylor – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, horn arrangements and conductor
  • Kenny Ascher – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • Dr. John – acoustic piano, Hammond organ
  • David Spinozza – electric guitar
  • Bucky Pizzarelli – electric guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Robbie Robertson – electric guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass guitar
  • Richard Davis – string bass
  • Larry Brean – slap bass 
  • Rick Marotta – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Billy Cobham – drums
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Russ Kunkel – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – congas, percussion
  • George Devens – cabasa
  • Paul Buckmaster – string and woodwind arrangements, conductor
  • Howard Johnson – baritone saxophone, tuba 
  • Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Barry Rogers – trombone 
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals
  • Carl Hall – backing vocals
  • Tasha Thomas – backing vocals
  • Todd Graff – backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon – backing vocals
  • Benny Diggs – backing vocals
  • Revelation – backing vocals
  • Richard Perry – backing vocals
  • Harry Maslin – engineer, remix
  • Bill Schnee – engineer, remix
  • Blasie Castellano – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Vincent Cesi (Push Pin Studios) – art direction, design
  • Ed Caraeff – cover photography
  • Vieri Salvadori – centerfold pgotography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Safe and Sound – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Mind on my Man
  3. Think I’m Gonna Have a Baby
  4. Older Sister
  5. Just Not True
  6. Hotcakes – James Taylor
  7. Misfit
  8. Forever My Love – Carly Simon, James Taylor
  9. Mockingbird – Inez Foxx, Charlie Foxx, James Taylor
  10. Grownup – Carly Simon
  11. Haven’t Got Time for the Pain – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman

In December 1967.

In December 1967, “RCA Victor” label released “Pandemonium Shadow Show”, the second Harry Nilsson studio album. It was recorded in 1967, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick Jarrard.

Personnel:

  • Harry Nilsson – vocal
  • Dr. John – vocal, piano
  • Lyle Ritz – bass, ukulele
  • Mike Deasy – guitar
  • Milt Holland – drums, percussion
  • Dick “Knobbs” Bogert – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Nilsson, except where noted.             

  1. Ten Little Indians
  2. 1941
  3. Cuddly Toy
  4. She Sang Hymns Out of Tune – Jesse Lee Kincaid
  5. You Can’t Do That – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Sleep Late, My Lady Friend
  7. She’s Leaving Home – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. There Will Never Be – Perry Botkin Jr., Gil Garfield
  9. Without Her
  10. Freckles – Cliff Hess, Howard Johnson, Milton Ager
  11. It’s Been So Long
  12. River Deep – Mountain High – Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich

On November 10, 2015.

On November 10, 2015, Allen Toussaint died aged 77. He was musician (vocal, piano), songwriter, arranger, and record producer, an influential figure in New Orleans rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the end of the century. His compositions were recorded by many musicians, and he was producer of hundreds of recordings. Toussaint recorded and performed with many musicians including Irma Thomas, Lee Dorsey, The Meters, Ernie K Doe, Rosemary Butler, Merry Clayton, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Venetta Fields, Etta James, Labelle, John Mayall, Paul McCartney, The Meters, Bonnie Raitt, and The Band. As leader Toussaint released eleven studio albums.

On October 5, 1999.

On October 5, 1999, “MCA” label released “Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan”, the thirty seventh B. B. King studio album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Cello Recording” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Stewart Levine.

Personnel:

  • B.B. King – lead vocals, lead guitar
  • Dr. John – piano, additional vocals
  • Neil Larsen – Hammond organ, piano
  • Hank Crawford – alto saxophone
  • David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone
  • Marcus Belgrave – trumpet
  • Russell Malone – rhythm guitar
  • John Heard – bass guitar
  • Earl Palmer – drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Joan Whitney Kramer, Alex Kramer
  2. Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Billy Austin, Louis Jordan
  3. Beware, Brother, Beware – Dick Adams, Morry Lasco, Fleecie Moore
  4. Somebody Done Changed the Lock on My Door – Casey Bill Weldon , Will Weldon
  5. Ain’t That Just Like a Woman (They’ll Do It Every Time) – Claude Demetrius, Fleecie Moore
  6. Choo Choo Ch’Boogie – Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling, Milt Gabler
  7. Buzz Me – Danny Baxter, Fleecie Moore
  8. Early in the Mornin’ – Joe Josea, B.B. King, traditional
  9. I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town – Andy Razaf, Will Weldon
  10. Jack, You’re Dead
  11. Knock Me a Kiss
  12. Let the Good Times Roll
  13. Caldonia
  14. It’s a Great, Great Pleasure
  15. Rusty Dusty Blues
  16. Sure Had a Wonderful Time Last Night
  17. Saturday Night Fish Fry
  18. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

On August 26, 2008.

On August 26, 2008, “Geffen” label released “One Kind Favor”, the 42nd and the final B.B. King album. It was recorded in 2008, at “The Village Recorder”, and “Electro Magnetic Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by T- Bone Burnett.

Personnel:

  • B. B. King- vocals, guitar
  • John- piano
  • Neil Larsen – Hammond organ
  • Johnny Lee Schell- guitar
  • Nathan East- bass guitar
  • Mike Elizondo- bass guitar, double bass
  • Jim Keltner- drums, percussion
  • Jay Bellerose- drums, percussion
  • Snooky Young- trumpet
  • Ricky Woodard – tenor sax
  • Ernie Fields Jr.- baritone saxophone
  • Jeffrey Clayton – alto saxophone
  • Darrell Leonard- trumpet, arranger, horn Arrangements
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Charles Owens II – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

  1. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean – Blind Lemon Jefferson
  2. I Get So Weary – T-Bone Walker
  3. Get These Blues Off Me – Lee Vida Walker
  4. How Many More Years – Chester Burnett
  5. Waiting for Your Call – Oscar Lollie
  6. My Love Is Down – Lonnie Johnson
  7. The World Is Gone Wrong – Waletr Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon
  8. Blues Before Sunrise – Leroy Carr
  9. Midnight Blues – John Willie “Shifty” Henry
  10. Backwater Blues – Big Bill Broonzy
  11. Sitting on Top of the World – Vinson Chaatmon
  12. Tomorrow Night – Lonnie Johnson

On August 14, 2015.

On August 14, 2015, “Masterworks” and “OKeh” labels released “Dee Dee’s Feathers”, the 19th Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded in March 2014, at “Esplanade Studios”, and was produced by Irvin Mayfield.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – lead vocals
  • John – vocals
  • Glen David Andrews – vocals
  • Victor Atkins – piano
  • Don Vappie – guitar, banjo
  • Jasen Weaver – bass
  • Peter Harris – bass
  • Adonis Rose – drums
  • Bill Summers – percussion
  • Khari Allen Lee – alto saxophone
  • Rex Gregory – alto saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Jason Marshall – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Derek Douget – tenor saxophone
  • Edward Petersen – tenor saxophone
  • David Harris – trombone
  • Emily Fredrickson – trombone
  • Michael Watson – vocals, trombone
  • Bernard Floyd – trumpet
  • Branden Lewis – trumpet
  • Eric Lucero – trumpet
  • Leon Brown – alto vocals, trumpet
  • Ashlin Parker – vocals, trumpet
  • Irvin Mayfield – vocals, trumpet
  • Ronald Markham – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. One Fine Thing – Harry Connick Jr.
  2. What a Wonderful World – Bob Thiele, George David Weiss
  3. Big Chief – Earl King Johnson
  4. Saint James Infirmary – Joe Primrose (Irving Mills)
  5. Dee Dee’s Feathers – Dee Dee Bridgewater
  6. New Orleans – Hoagy Carmichael
  7. Theme Song / Do Whatcha Wanna – John Boutte
  8. Come Sunday – Duke Ellington
  9. Congo Square – Bill Summers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield
  10. C’est Ici Que Je T’aime – Irvin Mayfield
  11. Do You Know What It Means – Eddie DeLange, Louis Alter
  12. Whoopin’ Blues – Benny Jones, Bruce Christian Brackman, Craig Klein, Julius McKee, Lionel Batiste, Roger Hayward Lewis

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 August 5, 1992.

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.

On June 5, 1976.

On June 5, 1976, “Elektra” label released “Another Passenger”, the seventh Carly Simon album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Carly Simon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, celesta, guitar, acoustic and electric piano
  • Michael McDonald– acoustic piano, keyboards, electric piano, backing vocals
  • Bill Payne– keyboards, organ
  • Van Dyke Parks– acoustic and electric pianos, accordion, marimba, arrangements
  • Mark T. Jordan – acoustic piano
  • Nick DeCaro – accordion
  • Jeff Baxter– electric, slide and steel guitar
  • Andrew Gold– electric guitar
  • Patrick Simmons– electric guitar
  • James Taylor– guitars, backing vocals, guitar
  • Tom Johnston– acoustic guitar
  • Paul Barrere– electric and slide guitars
  • Laurindo Almeida – guitar
  • Stephen Bruton– electric guitar
  • Lowell George– slide guitar
  • Fred Tackett– mandocellos
  • John– electric rhythm guitar
  • Glenn Frey– guitar
  • Tiran Porter– bass
  • Klaus Voormann– bass, electric and acoustic basses
  • Kenny Gradney – bass
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Keith Knudsen– drums
  • Richie Hayward– drums, backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Rick Jaeger – drums
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, marimba
  • Milt Holland– percussion, congas
  • Robert Greenidge– steel drums
  • Andrew Love– saxophone solo
  • Bud Shank – flute
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, viola, woodwind arrangements
  • Novi Novog– viola
  • Kirby Johnson – string arrangements
  • Ellen Kearney – backing vocals
  • Leah Kunkel – backing vocals
  • Linda Ronstadt– backing vocals
  • The Doobie Brothers– backing vocals
  • Jackson Browne– backing vocals
  • Libby Titus– backing vocals
  • Lucy Simon– backing vocals
  • Alex Taylor– backing vocals
  • Donn Landee – engineer
  • Glen Christiensen – art direction
  • Anne Gardner – design
  • Mary Ellen Mark – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. Half a Chance – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. It Keeps You Runnin’ – Michael McDonald
  3. Fairweather Father
  4. Cow Town
  5. He Likes to Roll
  6. In Times When My Head
  7. One Love Stand – Paul Barrere, Bill Payne, Kenny Gradney
  8. Riverboat Gambler – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  9. Darkness ‘Til Dawn – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  10. Dishonest Modesty – Carly Simon, Zach Wiesner
  11. Libby
  12. Be With Me – Carly Simon, Zach Wiesner

On April 16, 2012.

On April 16, 2012, “Double Six” label released “Sweet Heart Sweet Light”, the seventh Spiritualized studio album. It was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Jason Pierce.

Personnel:

  • Spaceman (Jason Pierce) – vocals, Fender Thinline, Fender Jaguar, Fender Jazzmaster, Vox Starstream, Farfisa, melodica, harmonica, glockenspiel, Gibson L/00 acoustic, mixing
  • Tony ‘Doggen’ Foster – Gibson Les PaulGoldtop, Fender Jazzmaster, Fender Precision Bass, Fender VI
  • Kevin Bales – Gretch Round Badge, HaymanVibrasonic, Zildjian cymbals
  • Tom Edwards: piano, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, Farfisa Compact, Vox Continental, Elkaorgan, percussion, timpani
  • Poppy Spaceman: vocals
  • John Coxon – Gibson Firebird
  • Romeo Stodart – vocals, banjo, Gibson 335
  • SJ Selby, Laura Dickenson, Melanie Nyema – vocals
  • Claudia Smith – vocals
  • Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Hildur Ársælsdóttir, Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir – string quartet (Iceland)
  • Emily Pringle, Sali-Wyn Ryan, Henrietta Ridgeon, Laura Anstee – string quartet (London)
  • Hildur Ársælsdóttir – saw
  • Ben Edwards – trumpet
  • James Adams – trombone, bass trombone
  • Finn Peters – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Evan Parker – alto saxophone
  • Tony Bevan – tenor saxophone
  • Osnat Schmool (director), Rathi Kumar (assistant director), Ashleigh Thompson, Bukky Abdul, Cathy Manning, Deborah Wilkes, Ian Jeanes, James Dee, Jeanette Bossman, Karyma Ellis, Kat Koch, Lauren Dyer, Louise Murphy, Lucy Bryant, Monika Pomeroy, Nicola Simpson, Phoenix Martins, Pippasha Khan, Rosie Blissett, Sandra Townsend, Sarah Dean, Sarah Wright, Simon Prag, Stefan Vitalis, Stuart Homer-Wright, Victoria Owusu, Usman Saidu – Roundhouse Choir
  • James Aparicio – mixing
  • Rupert Clervaux – post production
  • Tim Lewis, Scott Hackwith, Héctor Espinosa, Birgir Jón Birgisson, Anthony Leung, James Aparicio – recording engineers
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jason Pierce except where noted.

  1. Huh? (Intro)
  2. Hey Jane
  3. Little Girl
  4. Get What You Deserve
  5. Too Late
  6. Headin’ for the Top Now
  7. Freedom
  8. I Am What I Am – Jason Pierce,  John
  9. Mary
  10. Life Is a Problem
  11. So Long You Pretty Thing – Jasn Pierce, Poppy Spaceman