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In August 1966.

In August 1966, “Atlantic” label released “The Exciting Wilson Pickett”, the third Wilson Pickett album. It was recorded May 1965 – May 1966, in Memphis, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Jerry Wexler, Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart, Rick Hall, and Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • Wilson Pickett– vocals
  • Tommy Cogbill, Donald Dunn– bass guitar
  • Steve Cropper, Jimmy Johnson, Chips Moman– guitar
  • Joe Hall, Isaac Hayes, Spooner Oldham– keyboards, piano
  • Roger Hawkins, Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trumpet
  • Charles “Packy” Axton, Andrew Love, Charles Chalmers– tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Cropper – supervisor
  • Tom Dowd– engineer, supervisor
  • Rick Hall – engineer, supervisor
  • Jim Stewart– engineer, supervisor
  • Haig Adishian – cover design
  • Bob Rolontz– liner notes
  • Scott Galloway – liner notes
  • Nick Samardge – photography
  • Jerry Wexler– supervisor

Track listing:

  1. Land of 1000 Dances – Chris Kenner
  2. Something You Got – Chris Kenner
  3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  4. Barefootin’ – Robert Parker
  5. Mercy Mercy – Don Covay, Ronald Dean Miller
  6. You’re So Fine – Lance Finney, Willie Schofield, Bob West
  7. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  8. Ninety-nine and a Half (Won’t Do) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett
  9. Danger Zone – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  10. I’m Drifting – Homer Banks, Pickett, David Porter
  11. It’s All Over – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  12. She’s So Good to Me – Bobby Womack

In June 1974.

In June 1974, “Stax” label released “I Wanna Get Funky”, the eighth Albert King studio album. It was recorded in 1972 and was produced by Henry Bush and Allen Jines.

Personnel:

  • Albert King– vocals, electric guitar
  • Donald Kanzie (Donald Kinsey)– rhythm guitar
  • Memphis Symphony Orchestra– strings
  • The Memphis Horns– horns
  • The Bar-Kays& The Movement – rhythm section
  • Hot Buttered Soul, Henry Bush – background vocal

Track listing:

  1. I Wanna Get Funky – Clifton William Smith
  2. Playing on Me – Sir Mack Rice
  3. Walking the Back Streets and Crying – Sandy Jones
  4. ‘Til My Back Ain’t Got No Bone – Eddie Floyd, Alvertis Isbell
  5. Flat Tire – Henry Bush, Booker T. Jones, Albert King
  6. I Can’t Hear Nothing But the Blues – Henry Bush, Dave Clark
  7. Travelin’ Man – Albert King
  8. Crosscut Saw – R.G. Ford
  9. That’s What the Blues Is All About – Bobby Patterson, Jerry Strickland

On October 19, 1980.

In October 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “Borderline”, the ninth Ry Cooder album. It was recorded 1980 at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Ry Cooder.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – vocals, guitar, vibes
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • George “Baboo” Pierre – percussion
  • Tim Drummond, Reggie McBride – bass
  • William D. Smith– vocals, piano, organ
  • John Hiatt– vocals, guitar
  • Jesse Harms– synthesizer
  • Bobby King, Willie Greene, Jr. – vocals
  • Leslie Morris – production assistant
  • Lee Herschberg – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. 634-5789 – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  2. Speedo – Esther Navarro
  3. Why Don’t You Try Me – Billy Young
  4. Down in the Boondocks – Joe South
  5. Johnny Porter – Bobby Ray Appleberry
  6. The Way We Make a Broken Heart – John Hiatt
  7. Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile – Billy Emerson
  8. The Girls from Texas – Cliff Chambers, Jimmy Holiday, James Lewis
  9. Borderline – John Hiatt
  10. Never Make Your Move Too Soon – Stix Hooper, Will Jennings

In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Smash” label released “Handful of Soul”, the eighteenth James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by James Brown.

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Go Get Stoned – Jo Armstead, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
  2. Hold On, I’m Comin – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  3. Our Day Will Come – Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson
  4. A Message to Michael – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  5. The King – James Brown, Nat Jones
  6. 634-5789 – Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper
  7. When a Man Loves a Woman – Andrew Wright, Calvin Lewis
  8. Hot Mix – McKinley Johnson, Ted Wright
  9. Oh! Henry – James Brown, Nat Jones
  10. Get Loose – James Brown, Nat Jones

In October 1980.

In October 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “Borderline”, the ninth Ry Cooder studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Ry Cooder.

Personnel:

  • Ry Cooder – guitar, vibes, vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • George “Baboo” Pierre – percussion
  • Tim Drummond– bass
  • Reggie McBride – bass
  • William D. Smith– piano, organ, vocals
  • John Hiatt– guitar, vocals
  • Jesse Harms– synthesizer
  • Bobby King– vocals
  • Willie Greene, Jr. – vocals
  • Leslie Morris – production assistant
  • Lee Herschberg – recording, mixing

Track listing:

  1. 634-5789 – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  2. Speedo – Esther Navarro
  3. Why Don’t You Try Me – Billy Young
  4. Down in the Boondocks – Joe South
  5. Johnny Porter – Bobby Ray Appleberry
  6. The Way We Make a Broken Heart – John Hiatt
  7. Crazy ‘Bout an Automobile – Billy Emerson
  8. The Girls from Texas – Cliff Chambers, Jimmy Holiday, James Lewis
  9. Borderline – John Hiatt
  10. Never Make Your Move Too Soon – Stix Hooper, Will Jennings

On May 13, 2012.

On May 13, 2012, Donald “Duck” Dunn died aged 70. He was bass guitarist, session musician, record producer, and songwriter, best known  for his 1960’s recordings with Booker T. & the M.G.’s and as a session bassist for “Stax Records”.  He has performed and recorded with big number of famous musicians including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and The Blues Brothers Band. In 1992, Dunn was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.’s. “Bass Player” magazine ranked him at number  40 on its list of “The 100 Greatest Bass Players of All Time”.

On March 11, 1985.

Behind the Sun

On March 11, 1985, “Duck” label released “Behind the Sun”, the ninth Eric Clapton, studio album. It was recorded in 1984, and was produced by Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton – guitars, vocals, Roland guitar synthesizer
  • Lindsey Buckingham– guitar
  • Phil Collins– synthesizer, percussion, drums, background vocals, Fender Rhodes, Simmons drums
  • James Newton Howard– synthesizer
  • Marcy Levy, Jerry Lynn Williams– background vocals
  • Lenny Castro, Ray Cooper– percussion
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass
  • Nathan East– bass, background vocals
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Shaun Murphy– background vocals
  • Michael Omartian– synthesizer
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums, background vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums
  • Greg Phillinganes – synthesizer, background vocals
  • John “J.R.” Robinson– drums
  • Peter Robinson– synthesizer
  • Chris Stainton– synthesizer, piano, organ, Fender Rhodes
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • Lee Herschberg, Nick Launay– engineer

Track listing:

  1. She’s Waiting – Eric Clapton, Peter Robinson
  2. See What Love Can Do – Jerry Lynn Williams
  3. Same Old Blues – Eric Clapton
  4. Knock on Wood – Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper
  5. Something’s Happening – Jerry Lynn Williams
  6. Forever Man – Jerry Lynn Williams
  7. It All Depends – Eric Clapton
  8. Tangled in Love – Marcy Levy, Richard Feldman
  9. Never Make You Cry – Eric Clapton, Phil Collins
  10. Just Like a Prisoner – Eric Clapton
  11. Behind the Sun – Eric Clapton

On February 23, 1968.

Dock of the bay

On February 23, 1968, “Volt” label released “The Dock of the Bay”, the first Otis Redding posthumously released album.  It was recorded July 1965 – December 1967, and was produced by Steve Cropper. It contains a number of singles and B-sides dating back to 1965. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “The Dock of the Bay” at number 161 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Track listing:

  1. (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  2. I Love You More Than Words Can Say – Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones
  3. Let Me Come on Home – Al Jacobson, Jr., Jones, Otis Redding
  4. Open the Door – Otis Redding
  5. Don’t Mess with Cupid – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Deanie Parker
  6. The Glory of Love – Billy Hill
  7. I’m Coming Home to See About You – Otis Redding
  8. Tramp – Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin
  9. The Huckle-Buck – Roy Alfred, Andy Gibson
  10. Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out) – Jimmy Cox
  11. Old Man Trouble – Otis Redding