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On August 24, 1970.

On August 24, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “Spirit in the Dark”, the seventeenth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded May – October 1969, March 1970, and was produced by Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, piano
  • Dave Crawford– organ
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Jimmy O’Rourke – guitar
  • Charlie Freeman – guitar
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Cornell Dupree– guitar
  • Eddie Hinton– guitar
  • Tommy McClure – bass guitar
  • Harold “Hog” Cowart – bass guitar
  • David Hood– bass guitar
  • Sammy Creason– drums
  • Ron Ziegler – drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Ray Lucas – drums
  • The Sweet Inspirations– background vocals
  • Wylene Ivy – background vocals
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Almeda Lattimore – background vocals
  • Pat Lewis– background vocals
  • Evelyn Green – background vocals
  • Brenda Bryant – background vocals
  • Jim Dickinson– additional keyboards
  • Michael Utley– additional keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– additional keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Play That Song – Ahmet Ertegün, Betty Nelson
  2. The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday’s Kiss) – Rick Darnell, Roy Hawkins
  3. Pullin’ – Carolyn Franklin, Jimmy Radcliffe
  4. You and Me – Aretha Franklin
  5. Honest I Do – Jimmy Reed, Ewart Abner
  6. Spirit in the Dark – Aretha Franklin
  7. When the Battle Is Over- Jessie Hill,  John
  8. One Way Ticket – Jessie Hill,  John
  9. Try Matty’s – Aretha Franklin
  10. That’s All I Want from You – Fritz Rotter
  11. Oh No Not My Baby – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  12. Why I Sing the Blues – B. King, Dave Clark
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On June 16, 1997.

On June 16, 1997, “Dedicated” label released “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space”, the third Spiritualized studio album. It was recorded 1995 – 1997, at “Moles Studio” in Bath, “The Church, Rooster and The Strongroom Studios” in London, “House of Blues” in Memphis, “The Hit Factory” in New York, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jason Pierce and John Coxon.

Personnel:

  • Jason Pierce– vocals, guitars, hammered dulcimer, piano, autoharp, arrangement, horn arrangements, string arrangements, choral arrangements, mixing
  • Kate Radley– organs, piano, Roland D-20 synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Sean Cook – Fender Jazz bass guitar, harmonica
  • Damon Reece– drums, percussion, timbales, bells, timpani
  • John Coxon– guitars, melodica, Roland JD-800synthesizer
  • Ed Coxon – violin
  • J. Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Angel Corpus Christi– accordion
  • Andy Davis – Hammond organ
  • John– piano and backing vocals
  • Simon Clarke – flute, baritone saxophone
  • Tim Sanders – tenor saxophone
  • Terry Edwards– tenor saxophone
  • Roddy Lorimer – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Neil Sidwell – trombone
  • Tim Jones – French horn
  • The Balanescu Quartet- Alexander Balanescu, Clare Connors – violins,  Kathy Burgess – viola, Sophie Harris – cello
  • London Community Gospel Choir– choir
  • Darren Allison– engineering, mixing
  • Chad Bamford – engineering, mixing
  • Mads Bjerke – engineering, editing, post-production
  • Trevor Curwen – engineering, mixing
  • John Leckie– engineering, mixing
  • Patrick McCarthy– engineering, mixing
  • Patrick McGovern – engineering, mixing
  • Carl Nappa – engineering
  • Darren Nash – engineering, assistant engineering, assistant mixing
  • Lem Lattimer – assistant engineering
  • Chris Scard – assistant engineering
  • Ray Staff– mastering
  • Simon Clarke – horn arrangements
  • Clare Connors – string arrangements
  • Ed Coxon – horn arrangements
  • Basil Hughes – choral arrangements
  • Tim Sanders – horn arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Jason Pierce, except where noted.

  1. Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space – Jason Pierce, George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore
  2. Come Together
  3. I Think I’m in Love
  4. All of My Thoughts
  5. Stay With Me
  6. Electricity
  7. Home of the Brave
  8. The Individual
  9. Broken Heart
  10. No God Only Religion
  11. Cool Waves
  12. Cop Shoot Cop…

On June 6, 2019.

On June 6, 2019, Malcolm John Rebennack aka Dr. John, died aged 77. He was singer – songwriter and musician (piano, keyboards and guitar), regarded as one of the greatest New Orleans music icons. He had successful solo career and performed and recorded with many famous musicians and bands, including Art Blakey, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Van Morrison, Dan Auerbach, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Joe Walsh, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, Mike Bloomfield, Spiritualized, David Newman, Ray Anderson, Levon Helm, John Hammond, Gregg Allman, Papa John Creach, Bennie Wallace, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Harry Connick Jr., Hank Crawford, Jimmy Smith, Jools Holland, Steve Tyrell, B. B. King and Marcus Miller. Dr. John won six “Grammy Awards”, and was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” in 2011. In May 2013, he received honorary doctorate of fine arts from “Tulane University.

On April 16, 2012.

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

Personnel:

  • Spaceman: vocals, Fender Thinline, Fender Jaguar, Fender Jazzmaster, Vox Starstream, Farfisa, melodica, harmonica, glockenspiel, Gibson L/00 acoustic
  • 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
  • Poppy Spaceman: vocals
  • John Coxon: Gibson Firebird
  • Romeo Stodart: Banjo, Gibson 335, vocals
  • SJ Selby, Laura Dickenson, Melanie Nyema, Claudia Smith: vocals
  • Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Hildur Ársælsdóttir, Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir, Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir: string quartet
  • Emily Pringle, Sali-Wyn Ryan, Henrietta Ridgeon, Laura Anstee: string quartet
  • Hildur Ársælsdóttir: saw
  • Ben Edwards: trumpet
  • James Adams: trombone, bass trombone
  • Finn Peters: tenor saxophone, flute
  • Evan Parker: alto saxophone
  • Tony Bevan: tenor saxophone
  • Roundhouse Choir: 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
  • Spaceman, James Aparicio – mixing
  • Spaceman, Rupert Clervaux – post production
  • Tim Lewis, Scott Hackwith, Héctor Espinosa, Birgir Jón Birgisson, Anthony Leung, James Aparicio – engineers
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jason Pierce except where noted.

  • Huh? (Intro)
  • Hey Jane
  • Little Girl
  • Get What You Deserve
  • Too Late
  • Headin’ for the Top Now
  • Freedom
  • I Am What I Am – Jason Pierce,  John
  • Mary
  • Life Is a Problem
  • So Long You Pretty Thing – Jason Pierce, Poppy Spaceman

On August 19, 1976.

On August 19, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Coming Out”, the third Manhattan Transfer album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Richard Perry.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hauser– vocals, arranger
  • Laurel Massé– vocals, arranger
  • Alan Paul– vocals, arranger
  • Janis Siegel– vocals, arranger
  • Michael Brecker– soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Jackie Kelso– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Jay Migliori– tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Ira Newborn– autoharp, guitar, arranger
  • Ben Benay, Robert Bowles – guitar
  • Andy Muson – double bass, bass guitar
  • Dave Frishberg– Clavinet, keyboards, piano
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards, organ, synthesizer
  • John– piano, keyboards
  • John Barnes, Clarence McDonald– piano
  • Arthur Jenkins– piano, arranger
  • Mike Melvoin– piano
  • Tim Hauser– assistant producer
  • Douglas Botnick, Lewis Hahn, Rick Rowe – engineer
  • Bill Payne, Roger Steinman – piano
  • Steve Paietta – accordion
  • Jim Gordon, Jim Keltner, David Kemper, Roy Markowitz, Jim Nelson, Rick Shlosser, Ringo Starr– drums
  • Ralph MacDonald– congas, percussion
  • Nicky Marrero – percussion, timbales
  • Johnny “Dandy” Rodriguez Jr– bongos, percussion
  • Bobbye Hall, Doug Thorngren – percussion
  • Tim Hauser– assistant producer
  • Douglas Botnick, Lewis Hahn, Rick Rowe – engineer
  • Howard Steele – engineer, remixing
  • Dennis Devlin, Dan Latham, Tim Sadler – assistant engineer
  • Allen Zentz – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Let Go – Jesse Stone
  2. Zindy Lou – Johnny Moore, Eddie Smith
  3. Chanson D’Amour – Wayne Shanklin
  4. Helpless – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  5. Scotch and Soda – Dave Guard
  6. The Speak Up Mambo (Cuentame) – Al Castellanos
  7. Poinciana(The Song Of The Tree) Nat Simon, Buddy Bernier
  8. O.S – Ron Roker, Gerry Shury, Phil Swern
  9. Popsicle Toes – Michael Franks
  10. It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference – Todd Rundgren
  11. The Thought of Loving You – David White

On August 3, 1970.

On August 3, 1970, “Liberty” label released “Future Blues”, the fifth Canned Heat album. It was recorded in 1970, at “Village Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Skip Taylor, Bob Hite, Alan Wilson, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor and Adolfo de la Parra.

Personnel:

  • Bob Hite– vocals
  • Alan Wilson– slide guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Harvey Mandel– lead guitar
  • Larry Taylor– bass
  • Adolfo de la Parra– drums
  • John– piano, horn arrangements
  • Ernest Lane – piano
  • Tommy Oliver – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Sugar Bee – Eddie Shuler
  2. Shake It and Break It – Charlie Patton
  3. That’s All Right (Mama) – Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
  4. My Time Ain’t Long – Alan Wilson
  5. Skat – Alan Wilson
  6. Let’s Work Together – Wilbert Harrison
  7. London Blues – Alan Wilson
  8. So Sad (The World’s in a Tangle) – Bob Hite, Alan Wilson, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor, Adolfo de la Parra.
  9. Future Blues – Bob Hite, Alan Wilson, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor, Adolfo de la Parra.

 

In July 1987.

In July 1987, “Island” label released “Strange Weather”, the eleventh Marianne Faithfull album. It was recorded in 1987, at “A&R Recording Studios”, “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, New York, and was produced by Hal Willner.

Personnel:

  • Marianne Faithfull – vocals
  • Bill Frisell- guitars
  • Michael Levine- violin
  • Sharon Freeman- piano
  • Fernando Saunders- bass
  • Chris Hunter – alto saxophone, flute
  • Garth Hudson- accordion
  • John- (credited as Mac Rebennack) – piano
  • Robert Quine- guitar
  • T. Lewis – drums, horn arrangements
  • Steve Slagle – alto saxophone
  • William Schimmel- accordion
  • Lew Soloff- trumpet
  • Michael Gibbs- string arrangements
  • Joe Ferla – recording, mixing
  • Tony Wright- cover and sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. Stranger Intro – Bill Frisell
  2. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  3. I Ain’t Goin’ Down To The Well No More – Huddie Ledbetter, Alan Lomax, John Lomax
  4. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  5. Sign of Judgement – Kid Prince Moore
  6. Strange Weather – Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
  7. Love, Life and Money – Julius Dixon, Henry Glover
  8. ll Keep It With Mine – Bob Dylan
  9. Hello Stranger – Doc Pomus, Mac Rebennack (Dr. John)
  10. Penthouse Serenade – Will Jason, Val Burton
  11. As Tears Go By – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Andrew Loog Oldham
  12. A Stranger On Earth – Sid Feller, Rick Ward