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On May 23, 1986.

On May 23, 1986, “Big Time Records” label released “Out of the Grey”, the third Dream Syndicate studio album. It was recorded 1985 – 1986, and was produced by Paul B. Cutler.

Personnel:

  • Steve Wynn– vocals, guitar
  • Paul B. Cutler – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Mark Walton – bass
  • Dennis Duck – drums
  • Johnette Napolitano– vocals

Track listing:

All tracks Steve Wynn except where noted.

  1. Out of the Grey
  2. Forest for the Trees
  3. 50 in a 25 Zone – Steve Wynn, Dennis Duck, Mark Walton, Paul B. Cutler
  4. Boston
  5. Blood Money
  6. Slide Away
  7. Dying Embers – Steve Wynn, Mark Walton, Scott Walton
  8. Now I Ride Alone
  9. Drinking Problem
  10. Dancing Blind
  11. You Can’t Forget
  12. Let it Rain – Eric Clapton, Bonnie Bramlett

On April 20, 2012.

On April 20, 2012, Herbert Maurice William ‘Bert’ Weedon died aged 91. He was musician (guitar), whose style of playing was popular and influential during the 50s and 60s. Weedon was the first British guitarist to have a hit record in the “UK Singles Chart”, in 1959. His “Play in a Day” guitar guide influenced some of the biggest names in rock and roll such as Eric Clapton, Brian May, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Dave Davies, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page. For his “services to music”, in 2001, Weedon was awarded an OBE.

On October 6, 2019.

On October 6, 2019, Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker died aged 80. He was drummer, credited as pioneer of drumming in rock, jazz fusion and world music, with reputation of “rock’s first superstar drummer”. He was member of Blues Incorporated and Graham Bond Organisation, but he achieved worldwide success as co-founder and drummer of super group Cream, together with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce. After Cream he was member of Blind Faith and founded Ginger Baker’s Air Force and Ginger Baker’s Energy. He has worked with big number of musicians and music acts such as Gary Moore, Masters of Reality, Public Image Ltd, Hawkwind, Atomic Rooster, Bill Laswell, Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell. Baker has released 18 solo albums.

 

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 May 20, 2016.

On May 20, 2016, “Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records” label released “I Still Do”, the 22nd Eric Clapton album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “British Grove Studios”, and was produced by Glyn Johns.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton– lead vocals, guitar, tambourine
  • Paul Brady– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Andy Fairweather Low– acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Angelo Mysterioso – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon Climie– acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards
  • Walt Richmond– keyboards
  • Chris Stainton– keyboards
  • Paul Carrack– Hammond organ, backing vocals
  • Dirk Powell– accordion, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Dave Bronze– bass guitar, double bass
  • Henry Spinetti– drums, percussion
  • Ethan Johns– percussion
  • Michelle John– backing vocals
  • Sharon White– backing vocals
  • Glyn Johns – engineer, mixing
  • Martin Hollis – engineer
  • Rowan McIntosh – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Catherine Roylance – art direction, design
  • Brice Beckham – layout
  • Matthew Gordon – artwork technician
  • Sir Peter Blake – cover painting
  • Catherine Roylance, Nick Roylance, Craig Stecyk, Simon Whitehead, Getty Images – photography

Track listing:

  1. Alabama Woman Blues – Leroy Carr
  2. Can’t Let You Do – J. J. Cale
  3. I Will Be There – Paul Brady, John O’Kane
  4. Spiral – Eric Clapton, Andy Fairweather Low, Simon Climie
  5. Catch the Blues – Eric Clapton
  6. Cypress Grove – Skip James
  7. Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day – Maurice Sigler, Mabel Wayne, Al Hoffman
  8. Stones in My Passway – Robert Johnson
  9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine – Bob Dylan
  10. I’ll Be Alright – traditional
  11. Somebody’s Knockin – J. J. Cale
  12. I’ll Be Seeing You – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain

On February 23, 1993.

On February 23, 1993, “CMP” label released “Somethin Els”, the tenth Jack Bruce studio album. It was recorded 1986 – 1992, and was produced by Jack Bruce, Kurt Renker and Walter Quintus.

Personnel:

  • Jack Bruce – vocals, bass, piano, keyboards, cello, drums, percussion
  • Eric Clapton, Clem Clempson, Peter Weihe, Ray Gomez – guitar
  • Stuart Elliott, Anton Fier- drums
  • Trilok Gurtu, Mark Nauseef- percussion
  • Dave Liebman, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Uli Lask, Gerd Dudek – saxophone
  • Bruce Fowler- trombone
  • Walt Fowler – trumpet
  • Maggie Reilly- backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Waiting on a Word
  2. Willpower
  3. Ships in the Night
  4. Peaces of the East
  5. Close Enough for Love
  6. B. Dawn Blues
  7. Criminality
  8. Child song
  9. FM

On December 26, 2017.

On December 26, 2017, James Burns died aged 65. He was television producer and writer, best known as co-creator  (with Robert Small) of “MTV Unplugged”. The show originally aired on “MTV” from 1989 to 1999, featured well-known musicians performing acoustic versions of their songs, among the others Elton John,  Aerosmith, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Nirvana, Mariah Carey, Eric Clapton, LL Cool J, and 10,000 Maniacs.