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On February 9, 1999.

On February 9, 1999, “Winter & Winter” label released “Blue Wail”, the fifth Uri Caine studio album. It was recorded in December 1998, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Joe Ferla and Stefan Winter.


  • Uri Caine – piano
  • James Genus – bass
  • Ralph Peterson, Jr. – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Uri Caine except where noted.

  1. Honeysuckle Rose – Fats Waller
  2. Loose Trade
  3. The Face of Space
  4. Digature of the Line
  5. Blue Wail
  6. Stain
  7. Sweet Potato
  8. Bones Don’t Cry
  9. Poem for Shulamit
  10. Fireball
  11. Honeysuckle Rose – Fats Waller

On December 14, 1963.

On December 14, 1963, Ruth Lee Jones aka Dinah Washington died aged 39. She was musician (piano) and singer, known as the “the most popular black female recording artist of the ’50s”, and “Queen of the Blues”. Her music was mixture of R&B, and traditional pop, but she was primarily a Jazz singer. She performed and recorded with Fats Waller, Clifford Brown, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Ben Webster, Lionel Hampton, and Nat King Cole. In 1986, Washington was inducted in the “Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame”, and in 1993 was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. In 1959, she won “Grammy Award” for “Best Rhythm & Blues Performance”. As a leader Washington released 17 albums.

In October 1957.

In October 1957, “RCA Victor” label released “Hi-Fi in Focus”, the eighth Chet Atkins studio album.


  • Chet Atkins – vocals, guitar
  • Jacob Deschin – liner notes
  • M. Baunach – photography

Track listing:

  1. El Cumbanchero – Rafael Hernández
  2. Ain’t Misbehavin” – Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  3. Shadow Waltz – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  4. Anna (El Negro Zumbón) – Roman Vatro, Franco Giordano
  5. Yesterdays – Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern
  6. Portuguese Washerwoman – Roger Lucchesi, André Popp
  7. Tiger Rag – Harry DaCosta, Eddie Edwards, Nick LaRocca
  8. Walk, Don’t Run – Johnny Smith
  9. Tara’s Theme – David, Max Steiner
  10. Johnson Rag – Guy Hall, Henry Kleinkauf, Jack Lawrence
  11. Lullaby of the Leaves – Bernice Petkere, Joe Young
  12. Bouree – Bach
  13. Avorada – traditional

In June 1979.

In June 1979, “Pablo” label released “Classy Pair”, the 50th Ella Fitzgerald album. It was recorded in February 1979 and was produced by Norman Granz.


  • Ella Fitzgerald– vocals

The Count Basie Orchestra

  • Count Basie– piano
  • Ray Brown– trumpet
  • Sonny Cohn– trumpet
  • Pete Minger– trumpet
  • Nolan Andrew Smith– trumpet
  • Bill Hughes– trombone
  • Mel Wanzo– trombone
  • Dennis Wilson– trombone
  • Mitchell “Booty” Wood– trombone
  • Bobby Plater– alto saxophone
  • Danny Turner– alto saxophone
  • Eric Dixon– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Hing– tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes– baritone saxophone
  • Freddie Green– guitar
  • John Clayton– double bass
  • Butch Miles– drums
  • Benny Carter– arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Honeysuckle Rose – Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  2. My Kind of Trouble is You – Benny Carter, Paul Vandervoort II
  3. Teach Me Tonight – Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul
  4. Organ Grinder’s Swing – Will Hudson, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish
  5. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me – Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler
  6. I’m Getting Sentimental Over You – George Bassman, Ned Washington
  7. Ain’t Misbehavin – Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  8. Just A-Sittin’ and A-Rockin’ – Duke Ellington, Lee Gaines, Billy Strayhorn
  9. Sweet Lorraine – Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish

On August 12, 1957.

On August 12, 1957, “Decca” label released “Rockin’ the Oldies”, the fifth Bill Haley and His Comets album. It was recorded March – April, 1957, in New York, and was produced by Milt Gabler.


  • Bill Haley– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Al Rex– double bass
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Frankie Scott- tenor saxophone

Track listing:

  1. The Dipsy Doodle – Larry Clinton
  2. You Can’t Stop Me from Dreaming – Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin
  3. Apple Blossom Time- Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson
  4. Moon Over Miami- Joe Burke, Edgar Leslie
  5. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
  6. Carolina in the Morning- Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  7. Miss You- Charles Tobias, Henry Tobias, Harry Tobias
  8. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone- Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare
  9. Ain’t Misbehavin’- Harry Brooks, Fats Waller, Andy Razaf
  10. One Sweet Letter from You – Harry Warren, Lew Brown, Sidney Clare
  11. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter- Joe Young, Fred E. Ahlert
  12. Somebody Else is Taking My Place – Dick Howard, Bob Ellsworth, Russ Morgan


On April 28, 1998.

On April 28, 1998, “Telarc” label released “Oscar and Benny”, album by Oscar Peterson and Benny Green. It was recorded in September 1997, and was produced by Robert Woods and Elaine Marlone.


  • Oscar Peterson– piano
  • Benny Green– piano
  • Ray Brown– double bass
  • Gregory Hutchinson– drums

Track listing:

  1. For All We Know – Fred Coots, Sam M. Lewis
  2. When Lights Are Low – Benny Carter, Spencer Williams
  3. Yours Is My Heart Alone – Ludwig Herzer, Franz Lehár, Beda Fritz Loehner
  4. Here’s That Rainy Day – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  5. The More I See You – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  6. Limehouse Blues – Philip Braham, Douglas Furber
  7. Easy Does It – Sy Oliver, Trummy Young
  8. Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
  9. Scrapple from the Apple – Charlie Parker
  10. Jitterbug Waltz – Richard Maltby, Jr., Fats Waller
  11. Barbara’s Blues – Oscar Peterson

In September 1963.

In September 1963, “Verve” label released “Ella and Basie!”, studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie and his orchestra. It was recorded in July 1963, at “A&R Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Norman Ganz.


  • Ella Fitzgerald– vocals
  • The Count Basie Orchestra:
  • Count Basie– piano
  • Sonny Cohn, Al Aarons, Joe Newman, Don Rader– trumpet
  • Eric Dixon– flute, tenor saxophone
  • Frank Foster, Frank Wess– flute, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Charlie Fowlkes– baritone saxophone
  • Freddie Green– guitar
  • Benny Powell, Urbie Green, Henry Coker, Grover Mitchell– trombone
  • Flip Ricard– trombone, trumpet
  • Marshal Royal– clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Buddy Catlett– double bass
  • Sonny Payne– drums
  • Quincy Jones– arranger
  • Val Valentin – recording engineer
  • Jay Thompson – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Honeysuckle Rose – Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  2. Deed I Do – Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose
  3. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts
  4. Them There Eyes – Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey
  5. Dream a Little Dream of Me – Fabian Andre, Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt
  6. Tea for Two – Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans
  7. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  8. I’m Beginning to See the Light – Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James
  9. Shiny Stockings – Frank Foster, Ella Fitzgerald
  10. This Is My Last Affair – Haven Johnson
  11. Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Harry Brooks, Razaf, Waller
  12. On the Sunny Side of the Street – Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh


On May 17, 2005.

Van Morrison_MagicTime

On May 17, 2005, “Geffen” label released “Magic Time”, the thirty-first Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded November 2000 – 2003, at “The Wool Hall” and “Windmill Lane”, and was produced by Van Morrison.


  • Van Morrison -vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica, alto saxophone
  • Mick Green- guitar
  • Foggy Lyttle- guitar
  • Michael Fields -Spanish guitar, lute
  • Martin Winning -tenor and baritone saxophones
  • Matt Holland -trumpet
  • Paddy Moloney- whistle
  • Myles Drennan -piano, Hammond organ
  • Brian Connor – piano, keyboards
  • Dave Lewis- piano
  • John Allair – Hammond organ
  • Jerome Rimson -bass, backing vocals
  • David Hayes- bass
  • Liam Bradley -drums, backing vocals
  • Noel Bridgeman, Johnathan Mele, Bobby Irwin – drums
  • Johnny Scott, Siobhan Pettit, Olwin Bell, Crawford Bell, Aine Whelan, Karen Hamill – backing vocals
  • Irish Film Orchestra -strings
  • Richard Evans – design and art direction, sleeve photographs
  • Tim Young at Metropolis Mastering, London – mastering
  • Javier Pierini / Getty images – front cover photograph

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison, except where noted.

  1. Stranded
  2. Celtic New Year
  3. Keep Mediocrity at Bay
  4. Evening Train
  5. This Love of Mine – Sol Parker, Henry W. Sanicola, Frank Sinatra
  6. I’m Confessin’ – Doc Daughtery, Al Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds
  7. Just Like Greta
  8. Gypsy in My Soul
  9. Lonely and Blue – Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller
  10. The Lion This Time
  11. Magic Time
  12. They Sold Me Out
  13. Carry On Regardless

On March 27, 1970.

Sentimental Journey

On March 27, 1970, “Apple” label released “Sentimental Journey”, the debut Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded October 27 – December 26 1969 and January 14 –  March 6 1970, at “Abbey Road Studios”, “Trident Studios”, “Wessex Sound Studios”, “Olympic Sound Studios”, “De Lane Lea Studios” , “Morgan Sound Studios” in London, and  “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by George Martin.


  • Ringo Starr – vocals
  • George Martin Orchestra – all instruments

Track listing:

  1. Sentimental Journey – Bud Green, Les Broen and Bon Homer
  2. Night and Day – Cole Porter
  3. Whispering Grass (Don’t Tell the Trees) – Fred Fisher and Doris Fisher
  4. Bye Bye Blackbird – Mort Dixon and Ray Henderson
  5. I’m a Fool to Care – Ted daffan
  6. Stardust – Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish
  7. Blue, Turning Grey Over You – Andy Razaf and Fats Waller
  8. Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing – Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster
  9. Dream – Johnny Mercer
  10. You Always Hurt the One You Love – Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher
  11. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? – Scott Wiseman
  12. Let the Rest of the World Go By – Ernest Ball and Karen Brennan