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In March 1962.

In March 1962, “Verve” label released “Rhythm Is My Business”, album by Ella Fitzgerald. It was recorded on January 30 and 31, 1962, and was produced by Norman Granz.


  • Ella Fitzgerald- vocals
  • Taft Jordan, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder – trumpet
  • Melba Liston, Kai Winding, Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Carl Davis, Jerry Dodgion, William Shakesnider, Les Taylor, Phil Woods – reeds
  • Hank Jones- piano
  • Mundell Lowe- guitar
  • Lucille Dixon, George Duvivier – double bass
  • Gus Johnson- drums
  • Bill Doggett- arranger, conductor, organ

Track listing:

  1. Rough Ridin’ – Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Jones, William Tennyson
  2. Broadway – Billy Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode
  3. You Can Depend On Me – Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines
  4. Runnin’ Wild – Arthur Gibbs, Joe Grey, Leo Wood
  5. Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World ‘Cause That’s Where Everything Is – Les Clark, Matt Dennis
  6. I’ll Always Be In Love With You – Bud Green, Herman Ruby, Sam H. Stept
  7. Hallelujah, I Love Him So – Ray Charles
  8. I Can’t Face the Music – Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler
  9. No Moon at All – Redd Evans, Dave Mann
  10. Laughin’ on the Outside – Ben Raleigh, Bernie Wayne
  11. After You’ve Gone – Henry Creamer, Turner Layton

On July 5, 2005.

On July 5, 2005, “Asthmatic Kitty” label released “Illinois” (Sufjan Stevens Invites You To: Come On Feel the Illinoise), the fifth Sufjan Stevens studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2005, at “The Buddy Project” in New York City, and various locations in New York City, and was produced by Sufjan Stevens. The album artwork was by Divya Srinivasan.


  • Sufjan Stevens– acoustic guitar, piano, Wurlitzer, bass guitar,  drums, electric guitar, oboe, alto saxophone,  flute,  banjo,  glockenspiel, accordion, vibraphone, alto, sopranino, soprano, and tenor recorders, Casiotone MT-70, sleigh bells,  shaker,  tambourine, triangle, electronic organ,  vocals,  arrangement,  engineering, recording
  • Julianne Carney – violin
  • Alan Douches – mastering
  • Jon Galloway – remixing
  • Marla Hansen – viola
  • The Illinoisemaker Choir – backing vocals, clapping
  • Tom Eaton
  • Jennifer Hoover
  • Katrina Kerns
  • Beccy Lock
  • Tara McDonnel
  • Maria Bella Jeffers – cello
  • Katrina Kerns – backing vocals
  • Shara Worden– backing vocals
  • James McAlister – drums, drum engineering
  • Craig Montoro – trumpet, backing vocals
  • Rob Moose – violin
  • Matt Morgan – backing vocals
  • Daniel and Elin Smith– backing vocals, clapping
  • Divya Srinivasan – artworkTrack listing:

    All tracks by Sufjan Stevens.

    1. Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois
    2. The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You’re Going to Have to Leave Now, or, ‘I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!
    3. Come On! Feel the Illinoise!” (Part I: The World’s Columbian Exposition – Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream)
    4. John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
    5. Jacksonville
    6. A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, but for Very Good Reasons
    7. Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step Mother!
    8. One Last ‘Whoo-Hoo!’ for the Pullman!!
    9. Go! Chicago! Go! Yeah!
    10. Casimir Pulaski Day
    11. To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament, and It Involves Tube Socks, a Paper Airplane, and Twenty-Two Able-Bodied Men
    12. The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
    13. Prairie Fire That Wanders About
    14. A Conjunction of Drones Simulating the Way in Which Sufjan Stevens Has an Existential Crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
    15. The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
    16. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
    17. Let’s Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don’t Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bloomington–Normal
    18. In This Temple as in the Hearts of Man for Whom He Saved the Earth
    19. The Seer’s Tower
    20. The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders” (Part I: The Great Frontier – Part II: Come to Me Only with Playthings Now)
    21. Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
    22. Out of Egypt, into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run

In May 1974.

In May 1974, “Reprise” label released “Paradise and Lunch”, the fourth Ry Cooder album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Warner Brothers Studios” in Hollywood and
“The Burbank Studios” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker.


  • Ry Cooder- guitars, mandolin, vocals
  • Milt Holland– drums, percussion
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Russ Titelman, Chris Ethridge– electric bass
  • Ronnie Barron– piano, organ
  • Red Callender, John Duke – bass
  • Plas Johnson– alto saxophone
  • Oscar Brashear– cornet
  • Bobby King, Gene Mumford, Bill Johnson, George McCurn, Walter Cook, Richard Jones, Russ Titelman, Karl Russell – voices
  • Earl Hines- piano
  • George Bohanon- horn arrangement
  • Nick DeCaro – string arrangement
  • Susan Titleman– cover paintings, photography

Track listing:

  1. Tattler – Washington Phillips, Ry Cooder, Russ Titelman
  2. Married Man’s a Fool – Blind Willie McTell
  3. Jesus on the Mainline – traditional
  4. It’s All Over Now – Bobby Womack, Shirley Womack
  5. Fool for a Cigarette/Feelin’ Good – Sidney Bailey,  B. Lenoir, Jim Dickinson (medley)
  6. If Walls Could Talk – Bobby Miller
  7. Mexican Divorce – Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard
  8. Ditty Wah Ditty – Arthur Blake

On July 12, 2003.


On July 12, 2003, Bennett Lester “Benny” Carter, died aged 96. Being alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader, Carter is regarded a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s. In his career the “King” performed with Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Miles Davis,  Django Reinhardt, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Phil Woods, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Ben Webster, Billy Eckstine, Pearl Bailey, Lou Rawls, Louis Armstrong, Freddie Slack and Mel Torme.

For his work Benny Carter received big number of awards including: “The NEA Jazz Masters Award by The National Endowment for the Arts”, “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” , “Grammy Award” for his solo “Prelude to a Kiss”, “A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame”, “National Endowment for the Arts”, “National Medal of Arts”.