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In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Reprise” label released “Ring-a-Ding-Ding!”, album by Frank Sinatra. It was recorded December 1960, in Los Angeles.

Personnel:

  • Frank Sinatra- vocals
  • Johnny Mandel- arranger, conductor
  • Felix Slatkin- conductor
  • Don Fagerquist, John Anderson – trumpet
  • Frank Rosolino- trombone
  • Bud Shank- flute
  • Bill Miller – piano
  • Emil Richards- vibraphone

Track listing:

  1. Ring-a-Ding Ding! – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  2. Let’s Fall in Love – Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
  3. Be Careful, It’s My Heart – Irving Berlin
  4. A Foggy Day – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  5. A Fine Romance – Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
  6. In the Still of the Night – Cole Porter
  7. The Coffee Song – Bob Hilliard, Dick Miles
  8. When I Take My Sugar to Tea – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain, Pierre Norman
  9. Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Irving Berlin
  10. You’d Be So Easy to Love – Cole Porter
  11. You and the Night and the Music – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  12. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Irving Berlin
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On February 3, 2018.

On February 3, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler died aged 65. He was drummer, composer, producer and university professor, best known as sideman in jazz, blues, and pop music. He recorded and performed with many famous musicians including Willie Bobo, Harold Johnson Sextet, Gerald Wilson Big Band, Herbie Hancock, and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, George Benson,  Stanley Clarke, The Crusaders, George Duke,  John Lee Hooker, Hubert Laws, Thelonious Monk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Patrice Rushen, Santana, Frank Sinatra, Dazz Band, Donna Summer, The Temptations,  Tina Turner, Michael Jackson and Weather Report.

In November 1965.

In November 1965, “Impulse” label released “Dear John C.” the fourth Elvin Jones album. It was recorded in February 1965, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Charlie Mariano- alto saxophone
  • Roland Hanna,Hank Jones – piano
  • Richard Davis– bass

Track listing:

  1. Dear John C.- Hammer, Bob Thiele
  2. Smoke Rings – Gifford, Washington
  3. Love Bird – Charlie Mingus
  4. Feeling Good – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  5. Anthropology – Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker
  6. This Love of Mine – Sol Parker, Hank Sanicola, Frank Sinatra
  7. Fantazm – Duke Ellington
  8. Ballade – Hammer
  9. Everything Happens to Me – Tom Adair, Matt Dennis

In November 1964.

In November 1964, “Reprise” label released “Softly, as I Leave You”, album by Frank Sinatra. It was recorded August 1962 – October 1964, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jimmy Bowen and Sonny Burke.

Personnel:

  • Frank Sinatra- vocals
  • Neal Hefti- conductor
  • Nelson Riddle- arranger, conductor
  • Marty Paich- arranger
  • Ernie Freeman- arranger
  • Billy May- arranger

Track listing:

  1. Emily – Johnny Mandel, Johnny Mercer
  2. Here’s to the Losers – Robert Wells, Jack Segal
  3. Dear Heart – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Henry Mancini
  4. Come Blow Your Horn – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  5. Love Isn’t Just for the Young – Bernard Knee
  6. I Can’t Believe I’m Losing You – Don Costa, Phil Zeller
  7. Pass Me By – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  8. Softly, as I Leave You – Hal Shaper, Antonio DeVito, Giorgio Calabrese
  9. Then Suddenly Love – Ray Alfred, Paul Vance
  10. Available – Sammy Cahn, Ned Wynn, L.B. Marks
  11. Talk to Me Baby – Robert E. Dolan, Johnny Mercer
  12. The Look of Love – Sammy Cahn, Van Heusen

In September 1965.

In September 1965, “Reprise” label released “September of My Years”, the 38th Frank Sinatra album. It was recorded April – May 1965, in Hollywood, and was produced by Sonny Burke.

Personnel:

  • Frank Sinatra– vocals
  • Gordon Jenkins– arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. The September of My Years – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  2. How Old Am I? – Gordon Jenkins
  3. Don’t Wait Too Long – Sunny Skylar
  4. It Gets Lonely Early – Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  5. This Is All I Ask – Gordon Jenkins
  6. Last Night When We Were Young – Harold Arlen, Y. Harburg
  7. The Man in the Looking Glass – Bart Howard
  8. It Was a Very Good Year – Ervin Drake
  9. When the Wind Was Green – Henry Stinson
  10. Hello, Young Lovers – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  11. I See It Now – Alec Wilder, William Engvick
  12. Once Upon a Time – Charles Strouse, Lee Adams
  13. September Song – Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson

On September 2, 2001.

On September 2, 2001, Jay Migliori died aged 70. He was saxophonist, best known as a founding member of Supersax, a tribute band to Charlie Parker. In his five decades long career, he has performed and recorded with many famous jazz and rock musicians and bands, including Woody Herman,Frank Sinatra, Onzy Matthews, Maynard Ferguson, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Nat Adderley, Gene Ammons, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Dick Dale, Neil Diamond, Hampton Hawes, Harry Nilsson, Van Dyke Parks, Neil Young and Frank Zappa.

On August 8, 2017.

On August 8, 2017, Glen Travis Campbell died aged 81. He was country and rock singer, musician, songwriter, television host, and actor. Campbell released more than 70 albums; sold 45 million records and won 12 “RIAA” Gold albums, four Platinum and one double-Platinum album. In 1967 Campbell won four “Grammy Awards” in the country and pop categories. In 2000, 2004 and 2009, Campbell won “Grammy Hall of Fame Awards and in 2012, he won the “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”. He also won awards for “Male Vocalist of the Year” the “Country Music Association (CMA)” and the “Academy of Country Music (ACM)”, and took the “CMA’s” top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In his 50 years long career, Campbell has recorded and performed with many famous musicians including Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Merle Haggard,  Jan and Dean, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Phil Spector, Ricky Nelson and The Beach Boys.