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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.

On November 20, 1989.

On November 20, 1989,”Virgin” label released “…But Seriously”, the fourth Phil Collins studio album. It was recorded April – October 1989, at “The Farm” in Chiddingfold, Surrey, UK, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Phil Collins and Hugh Padgham. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, 5 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 7 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Diamond in France by “SNEP”, 6 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Hong Kong by “IFPI Hong Kong”, 3 x Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”, Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, 2 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”, Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, 2 x Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”,  7 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, 5 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, 9 x Platinum in UK by “BPI and 4 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Phil Collins– vocals, drums, percussion, tambourine, keyboards, mixing
  • Daryl Stuermer– guitar
  • Leland Sklar– bass guitar
  • David Crosby– vocals
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Pino Palladino– bass guitar
  • Stephen Bishop– vocals
  • Eric Clapton– guitar
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond organ
  • Dominic Miller- guitar
  • The Phenix Horns:
    • Don Myrick– saxophone
    • Louis Satterfield– trombone
    • Harry Kim– trumpet
    • Rhamlee Michael Davis – trumpet
  • Alex Brown, Marva King, Lynne Fiddmont – backing vocals
  • Hugh Padgham – mixing, engineer
  • Ed Goodreau, Simon Osbourne – assistant engineer
  • Tom Tom 84 – horn arrangements
  • Maurice Spears – music preparation
  • Trevor Key– photography

 

Track listing:

All tracks by Phil Collins, except where noted.

 

  1. Hang in Long Enough
  2. That’s Just the Way It Is
  3. Find a Way to My Heart
  4. Colours
  5. Father to Son
  6. Another Day in Paradise
  7. All of My Life
  8. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
  9. Do You Remember?
  10. I Wish It Would Rain Down

On September 29, 2018.

On September 29, 2018, Otis Rush died aged 84. He was singer, guitarist and songwriter, together with Magic Sam and Buddy Guy, regarded as creator of the West Side Chicago blues style. In 1984, Rush was elected to the “Blues Hall of Fame”; in 2015, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked him at number 53 on its list of “100 Greatest Guitarists”; in 2018, “Jazz Foundation of America” honored Rush with a “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Rush influenced many musicians, including Peter Green, Michael Bloomfield and Eric Clapton.