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On September 12, 2006.

On September 12, 2006, “Rounder/Universal” labels released “Half the Perfect World”, the fourth Madeleine Peyroux studio album. It was recorded in April 2006, and was produced by Larry Klein.


  • Madeleine Peyroux – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sam Yahel– piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ, Estey organ
  • d. lang -vocal
  • Larry Goldings– celeste
  • Till Brönner– trumpet
  • Gary Foster– alto saxophone
  • Dean Parks– guitars, ukulele
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitarDavid Piltch
  • Scott Amendola– drums
  • Jay Bellerose– drums, additional cymbals
  • String quartet arranged by Mark Orton
  • Carla Kihlstedt– violin
  • Graeme Jennings– violin
  • Charith Premawardhana – viola
  • Sam Bass – cello

Track listing:

  1. I’m All Right – Walter Becker, Madeleine Peyroux, Larry Klein
  2. The Summer Wind – Hans Bradtke, Henry Mayer, Johnny Mercer
  3. Blue Alert – Leonard Cohen, Anjani Thomas
  4. Everybody’s Talkin’ – Fred Neil
  5. River – Joni Mitchell
  6. A Little Bit – Jesse Harris, Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
  7. Once in a While – Jesse Harris, Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
  8. (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night – Tom Waits
  9. Half the Perfect World – Leonard Cohen, Anjani Thomas
  10. La Javanaise – Serge Gainsbourg
  11. California Rain – Jesse Harris, Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
  12. Smile – Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner

In November 1965.

In November 1965, “Kama Sutra” label released “Do You Believe in Magic”, the debut  Lovin’ Spoonful album. It was recorded June – September, and was produced Erik Jacobsen.


  • John Sebastian– vocals, guitar, autoharp, harmonica, organ
  • Steve Boone– bass, vocals
  • Joe Butler– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Zal Yanovsky– electric and acoustic guitar, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Do You Believe in Magic – John Sebastian
  2. Blues in the Bottle – traditional
  3. Sportin’ Life – traditional
  4. My Gal – traditional
  5. You Baby – Barry Mann, Phil Spector, Cynthia Weil
  6. Fishin’ Blues – traditional
  7. Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? – John Sebastian
  8. Wild About My Lovin’ – traditional
  9. Other Side of This Life – Fred Neil
  10. Younger Girl – John Sebastian
  11. On the Road Again – John Sebastian
  12. Night Owl Blues – Steve Boone, Joe Butler, Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky

In August 1965.

In August 1965, “Elektra” label released “Bleecker & MacDougal” the debut Fred Neil album. It was recorded in 1965, and was produced by Gordon Anderson.


  • Fred Neil – guitar, vocals
  • Pete Childs – dobro, guitar, baritone guitar
  • Felix Pappalardi- bass
  • Douglas Hatfield – bass
  • John Sebastian– harmonica
  • Production supervisor: Jac Holzman
  • Recording engineer: Paul Rothchild
  • Art direction: William S. Harvey
  • Photography: Mort Schuman
  • Liner notes: Skip Weshner

Track listing:

All tracks by Fred Neil; except where noted.

  1. Bleecker & MacDougal
  2. Blues on the Ceiling
  3. Sweet Mama
  4. Little Bit of Rain
  5. Country Boy
  6. Other Side to This Life
  7. Mississippi Train
  8. Travelin’ Shoes
  9. The Water is Wide
  10. Yonder Comes the Blues
  11. Candy Man – Fred Neil, Beverly “Ruby” Ross
  12. Handful of Gimme
  13. Gone Again


In June 1968.

In June 1968, “RCA” label released “Feliciano!”, the fourth José Feliciano album. It was recorded in 1968, at “RCA Victor’s Music Center of the World” in Hollywood, and was produced by Rick Jarrard.  Jose Feliciano won the “Best New Artist” award, and “Best Pop Male Song of the Year” award for the song “Light My Fire” of the album. The album cover illustration was by George Bartell.


  • José Feliciano – guitar, vocals, arrangements
  • Ray Brown- double bass
  • Milt Holland- percussion
  • Jim Horn- alto flute, recorder
  • George Tipton- orchestration, string and woodwind arrangements
  • Perry Botkin Jr.– arrangements
  • Dick Bogert – recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. California Dreamin’ – John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  2. Light My Fire – Robbie Krieger, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore
  3. Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying – Gerry Marsden
  4. In My Life – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. And I Love Her – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. Nena Na Na – Jorge Ben
  7. Always Something There to Remind Me – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  8. Just a Little Bit of Rain – Fred Neil
  9. Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  10. Here, There and Everywhere – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  11. The Last Thing on My Mind – Tom Paxton

In May 1971.

In May 1971, “Sussex” label released “Just As I Am”, the debut Bill Withers studio album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Sunset Sound”, “Wally Heider Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Booker T. Jones.The album song “Ain’t No Sunshine”, was ranked at number 280 on “Rolling Stone’s” magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.


  • Bill Withers – guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Stills– guitar
  • Chris Ethridge- bass
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Booker T. Jones– guitar, keyboards
  • Bobbye Hall– percussion
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums

Track listing:.

All tracks by Bill Withers; except where noted.

  1. Harlem
  2. Ain’t No Sunshine
  3. Grandma’s Hands
  4. Sweet Wanomi
  5. Everybody’s Talkin’ – Fred Neil
  6. Do it Good
  7. Hope She’ll Be Happier
  8. Let it Be – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  9. I’m Her Daddy
  10. In My Heart
  11. Moanin’ and Groanin’
  12. Better Off Dead

On March 1970.


In March 1970, “Columbia” label released the seventh, self-titled Tom Rush album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Ed Freeman.


  • Tom Rush – guitar, vocals
  • Trevor Veitch- guitar, mandolin, mandocello
  • David Bromberg- dobro
  • Ed Freeman – 12-string guitar
  • Red Rhodes- steel guitar
  • Warren Bernhardt- organ, piano
  • Paul Griffin- organ
  • Duke Bardwell – bass
  • Ron Carter- bass
  • Herb Lovelle- drums
  • Julie Held – orchestra assembly
  • Jim Reeves – recording engineer
  • Ed Freeman – arranger
  • Don Hunstein – photography

Track listing:

  1. Driving Wheel – David Wiffen
  2. Rainy Day Man – James Taylor, Zachary Wiesner
  3. Drop Down Mama – Sleepy John Estes
  4. Old Man’s Song – Murray McLauchlan
  5. Lullaby – Jesse Colin Young
  6. These Days – Jackson Browne
  7. Wild Child – Fred Neil
  8. Colors of the Sun – Jackson Browne
  9. Livin’ in the Country – Day, W. Winsted
  10. Child’s Song – Murray McLauchlan

In December 1966.


In December 1966, “Capitol” label released the self-titled, second Fred Neil album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Nick Venet.


  • Fred Neil– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, finger snapping, linear notes
  • Pete Childs – acoustic and electric guitar
  • John T. Forsha – acoustic and 12-string guitar
  • Cyrus Faryar– acoustic guitar, bouzouki
  • Rusty Faryar – finger cymbals
  • Jimmy Bond – bass
  • Billy Mundi– drums, cymbals, tambourine
  • Alan Wilson– harmonica
  • Nick Venet– sound effects
  • Norma Sharp – production coordinator
  • Peter Abbott, John Kraus – engineer
  • Nick Venet – art direction
  • Jim Marshall, Edward Simpson – photography
  • Jerry Hopkins, Bob Mehr – linear notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Fred Neil, except where noted

  1. The Dolphins
  2. I’ve Got a Secret (Didn’t We Shake Sugaree) – Elizabeth Cotten
  3. That’s the Bag I’m In
  4. Badi-Da
  5. Faretheewell (Fred’s Tune)
  6. Everybody’s Talkin’
  7. Everything Happens
  8. Sweet Cocaine
  9. Green Rocky Road
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