On May 24, 2023, Anna Mae Bullock aka Tina Turner died aged 83. She was singer, author, dancer and actress, referred to as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, began her career with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1957. In 1958, under the name Little Ann, she released her first record, “Boxtop”. In 1960, she debuted as Tina Turner with the duet single “A Fool in Love”. The duo Ike & Tina Turner became “one of the most formidable live acts in history”. In the 1980s, Turner made a great comeback, and in the decades that followed she sold over 100 million records worldwide, and became one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. She won twelve “Grammy Awards”, three “Grammy Hall of Fame” awards and a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked her among the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” and the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”. She was twice inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, with Ike Turner in 1991 and as a solo artist in 2021. In 2005, she was recipient of the “Kennedy Center Honors” and “Women of the Year” award. As leader Tina Turner released nine albums.
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On November 30, 2022, Christine Anne McVie née Perfect, died aged 79. She was musician (keyboards), singer and songwriter, member of the bands Sounds of Blue and Chicken Shack, but was best known as vocalist and keyboardist of Fleetwood Mac. In 1998, as a member of Fleetwood Mac, McVie was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” and received the “Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music”.In 2006, McVie received a “Gold Badge of Merit Award from BASCA”, in 2014, she received the “Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement” from the “British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors” and was honored with the “Trailblazer Award at the UK Americana Awards” in 2021. McVie also won two “Grammy Awards”. As leader, McVie released four albums (one with Lindsey Buckingham).
Jerry Lee Lewis
On October 28, 2022, Jerry Lee Lewis died aged 87. He was musician (piano), singer and songwriter, nicknamed “the Killer”, He was a pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, described as “Rock and roll’s first great wild man and one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century. Lewis won four “Grammy Awards”, including a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” and two “Grammy Hall of Fame Awards”. He was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, the “Rockabilly Hall of Fame”, “Memphis Music Hall of Fame” and “Country Music Hall of Fame”. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked his box set “All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology”, at number 242 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, in 2004, the same magazine ranked him at number 24 of its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. A movie about his life, “Great Balls of Fire”, was released in 1989, starring Dennis Quaid. As leader, Lewis released 40 studio and 8 live albums.
On September 26, 2003, Robert Allen Palmer died aged 54. He was musician (guitar),singer, songwriter and music producer, member of bands Joe Vinegar and The Power Station. He had powerful, distinctive, gritty, soulful voice and sartorial elegance, his music combined soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues elements. Palmer had successful solo career, received a number of awards, including “ASCAP Pop Music Award” for “Most Performed Songs” (1986 and 1990), two “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” (1989), “MTV Video Music Award” (1986), “Pollstar Concert Industry Awards” for “Small Hall Tour Of The Year” (1987). As leader, Palmer released 15 albums.
Bella Fleck and The Flecktones: Outbound
On July 25, 2000, “Columbia” label released “Outbound”, the eighth Béla Fleck and the Flecktones studio album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Bella Fleck, Jeff Coffin, Future Man and Victor Wooten. At the 43rd annual “Grammy Awards”, “Outbound” won “Best Contemporary Jazz Album”.
- Béla Fleck – Gibson-style 75 banjo, Gibson-style 18 acoustic banjo, gut string banjo, Deering Crossfire electric banjo, electric sitar banjo, synth, National steel guitar, Paradis stereo guitar with VG8
- Jeff Coffin – soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, alto flute, clarinet
- Victor Wooten – vocals, Fodera 4 string bass, Fodera tenor bass, stereo effect, Compito 5 string fretless bass
- Future Man – vocals, Synth-Axe Drumitar, acoustic percussion, X-Drum acoustic kick drum, Zendrum, Pear tall cajons, Roland S-760 samplers
- Jon Anderson – vocals
- Shawn Colvin – vocals
- Rita Sahai – vocals
- David Angell – violin
- David Davidson – violin
- Mark Feldman – violin
- Kristin Wilkinson – viola
- John Catchings – cello
- Adrian Belew – electric guitar
- Sandip Burman – tabla
- Paul Hanson – bassoon, harmonizer, synth, tenor saxophone
- Paul McCandless – Soprano saxophone, pennywhistle, oboe, English horn
- John Medeski – Hammond B-3 organ
- Edgar Meyer – arco and pizzicato acoustic basses
- Andy Narell – steelpans
- Kongar-ol Ondar – Tuvan throat singing
All tracks by Béla Fleck except where noted.
- Hoedown – Aaron Copland
- A Moment So Close
- Zona Mona – Bella Fleck, Jeff Coffin
- Hall Of Mirrors
- Earth Jam – Bella Fleck, Future Man, Victor Wooten
- Something She Said
- Ovombo Summit – Future Man
- Aimum – Bella Fleck, The Future Man, Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin
- Lover’s Leap
- Scratch & Sniff – Bella Fleck, Victor Wooten
- Shuba Yatra
- That Old Thing
On March 8, 2019.
On March 8, 2019, “PGM Recordings” label released the self-titled, tenth Patty Griffin studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2019, and was produced by Craig Frost and Patty Griffin. At the 62nd “Grammy Awards”, “Patty Griffin” won the “Best Folk Album”.
- Patty Griffin – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, mandolin
- Craig Ross – baritone guitar, lap steel guitar, bass, organ, percussion, engineer
- Robert Plant – backing vocals
- Stephen Barber – piano
- David Pulkingham – guitar, piano
- Conrad Choucroun – drums, percussion
- Peggy Ghorbani – marimba
- Thor Harris – marimba
- Eddie Lehwald – trombone
- Lindsey Verrill – cello
- David Boyle – engineer
- Mike Poole – engineering, mixing
- Joe Gastwirt – mastering
- Mishka Westell – artwork
- Michael Wilson – photography
- Emma Watts – photography
- Cindi Peters – production co-ordinations
All tracks by Patty Griffin.
- Mama’s Worried
- Where I Come From
- Had a Good Reason
- What Now
- Luminous Places
- Boys from Tralee
- The Wheel
- What I Remember
- Just the Same
On February 22, 2019.
On February 22, 2019, “Warner Bros” label released “This Land”, the third Gary Clark Jr. studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Arlyn Studios”, and was produced by Gary Clark Jr. ,Jacob Sciba, Joseph Angel, Lab Ox, Scooter Weintraub and Mike Elizondo. At the 2020 “Grammy Awards” it won “Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album”, and the title track won “Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance”.
- Gary Clark Jr. – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, programming, engineer
- Doyle Bramhall II – lute
- Jon Deas – keyboards, Hammond organ
- Mike Elizondo – bass, synth bass
- Alex Peterson – bass
- Brannen Temple – drums
- J.J. Johnson – drums
- Sheila E. – percussion
- Keyon Harrold – horn
- Gabe Burch – backing vocals
- Scooter Weinbtraub – backing vocals
- Jacob Sciba – backing vocals
- Gaston Jouany – backing vocals
- Joseph Holguin – backing vocals
- Branko Presley – backing vocals
- Katelyn O’Neal – backing vocals
- Lazaro Zarate – backing vocals
- Mikayla Mundy – backing vocals
- Pam Adams – backing vocals
- Gabe Burch – engineer
- Jacob Sciba – engineer
- Joseph Holguin – engineer
- Adam Hawkins – engineer
- Howie Weinberg – mastering
All tracks by Gary Clark Jr., except where noted.
- This Land – Woody Guthrie
- What About Us
- I Got My Eyes on You (Locked & Loaded)
- I Walk Alone
- Feelin’ Like a Million
- Gotta Get into Something
- Got to Get Up
- Feed the Babies
- Pearl Cadillac
- When I’m Gone
- The Guitar Man
- Low Down Rolling Stone
- The Governor
- Don’t Wait ‘till Tomorrow
- Dirty Dishes Blues
On August 13, 1971, Curtis Ousley (born Curtis Montgomery) aka King Curtis died aged 37. He was music director, record producer, and musician (soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet), worked in various music genres, rhythm, and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk, and soul-jazz. He performed and recorded with numerous musicians and bands including Aretha Franklin, Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, ]Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Andy Williams, The Coasters, LaVern Baker, Joe South, John Lennon, the Rimshots, Champion Jack Dupree, Jerry Jemmott, Oliver Jackson, King Pins, Bernard Purdie, The Shirelles, The Noble Band, Cornell Dupree, and Duane Allman. At the 1970 “Grammy Awards”, Curtis won the “Best R&B Instrumental Performance Grammy” for “Games People Play”. In March 2000, he was posthumously inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.
Luther Vandross Jr.
On July 1, 2005, Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. died aged 54. He was a singer, songwriter, and record producer who worked as a background vocalist for different artists including Todd Rundgren, Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He was a member and lead singer of the band Change, and had a successful solo career, recorded sixteen albums and won four “Grammy Awards”.
On May 10, 1999, Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein died aged 57. He was writer of children books, cartooninst and songwriter. His songs were recorded by many artists including Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Marianne Faithful, Belinda Carlisle, Doyle Holly, Judy Collins and Emmylou Harris. His best known songs are “Sylvia’s Mother” and “The Cover of Rolling Stone” recorded by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show, and “A Boy Named Sue” recorded by Johnny Cash. Silverstein won two “Grammy Awards” and a “Golden Globe Award”.