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In August 1966.

In August 1966, “Atlantic” label released “The Exciting Wilson Pickett”, the third Wilson Pickett album. It was recorded May 1965 – May 1966, in Memphis, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Jerry Wexler, Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart, Rick Hall, and Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • Wilson Pickett– vocals
  • Tommy Cogbill, Donald Dunn– bass guitar
  • Steve Cropper, Jimmy Johnson, Chips Moman– guitar
  • Joe Hall, Isaac Hayes, Spooner Oldham– keyboards, piano
  • Roger Hawkins, Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trumpet
  • Charles “Packy” Axton, Andrew Love, Charles Chalmers– tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Cropper – supervisor
  • Tom Dowd– engineer, supervisor
  • Rick Hall – engineer, supervisor
  • Jim Stewart– engineer, supervisor
  • Haig Adishian – cover design
  • Bob Rolontz– liner notes
  • Scott Galloway – liner notes
  • Nick Samardge – photography
  • Jerry Wexler– supervisor

Track listing:

  1. Land of 1000 Dances – Chris Kenner
  2. Something You Got – Chris Kenner
  3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  4. Barefootin’ – Robert Parker
  5. Mercy Mercy – Don Covay, Ronald Dean Miller
  6. You’re So Fine – Lance Finney, Willie Schofield, Bob West
  7. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  8. Ninety-nine and a Half (Won’t Do) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett
  9. Danger Zone – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  10. I’m Drifting – Homer Banks, Pickett, David Porter
  11. It’s All Over – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  12. She’s So Good to Me – Bobby Womack

On April 13, 1993.

On April 13, 1993, “Virgin” label released “Taxi”, the eighth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded 1988 – 1993, at “Matrix Studios” in London, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Robin Trower.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– lead vocals, piano, organ, witch, synthesizer, strings, art direction
  • Robin Trower– pin guitar, theme guitar, wah wah, pocket guitar, space guitar
  • Neil Hubbard– guitar, probe guitar, trace guitar, lead guitar, licks guitar, rhythm guitar
  • David E. Williams– rhythm guitar, hook, cat
  • Michael Brook– atmos guitar, lead guitar, infinite guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Michael Giles– drums
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Steve Pearce – bass guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes– vibraphones, strings, synthesizer, harp
  • Chris Stainton– Hammond organ
  • David Sancious– Hammond organ
  • Andy Mackay– alto saxophone
  • Maceo Parker– alto saxophone
  • Mel Collins– tenor saxophone
  • Flaco Jiménez– accordion
  • Luís Jardim– percussion
  • Carleen Anderson– backing vocals
  • Richard T. Norris – programming
  • Richard T. Norris, Sven Taits – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Nick de Ville – art direction
  • Anton Corbijn- photography

Track listing:

  1. I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  2. Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King, Gerry Goffin
  3. Answer Me – Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler, Fred Rauch
  4. Just One Look – Doris Payne, Gregory Carroll
  5. Rescue Me – Carl Smith, Raynard Miner
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – Lou Reed
  7. Girl of My Best Friend – Sam Bobrick, Ross Butler
  8. Amazing Grace – John Newton
  9. Taxi – Homer Banks, Charles Brooks
  10. Because You’re Mine – Bryan Ferry

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Elektra” label released “The Original Delaney & Bonnie”, the second   Delaney & Bonnie studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Elektra Sound Recorders Studios”, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett and David Anderle.

Personnel:

  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Delaney Bramlett- guitars, vocals, arrangements
  • Leon Russell- guitars, piano, arrangements
  • Jerry McGee – guitars
  • Carl Radle- bass guitar
  • Bobby Whitlock- organ, keyboards, vocals
  • Bobby Keys- saxophone
  • Jim Price- trombone, trumpet, horns
  • Rita Coolidge- backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon- drums, percussion
  • Jimmie Haskell – string arrangements
  • John Haeny: engineer
  • Barry Feinstein: photography

Track listing:

  1. Get Ourselves Together – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle
  2. Someday – Delaney Bramlett, Jerry Allison, Bonnie Bramlett, Doug Gilmore
  3. Ghetto – Delaney Bramlett, Bettye Crutcher, Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett
  4. When the Battle Is Over – Mac Rebennack, Jessie Hill
  5. Dirty Old Man – Delaney Bramlett, Mac Davis
  6. Love Me a Little Longer – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett
  7. I Can’t Take It Much Longer – Delaney Bramlett, Joey Cooper
  8. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man – Dan Penn, Chips Moman
  9. Soldiers of the Cross – traditional
  10. Gift of Love – Delaney Bramlett, Mac Davis

On March 15, 1977.

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On March 15, 1977, “Capitol” label released “Islands”, the seventh Band studio album. It was recorded December 1976 – January 1977, at ”Shangri-la Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson.

Personnel:

  • Rick Danko– bass guitar, vocals
  • Levon Helm– drums, vocals
  • Garth Hudson– organ, synthesizer, accordion, piccolo, tenor, alto, and baritone saxophones
  • Richard Manuel– acoustic and electric pianos, vocals
  • Robbie Robertson– guitars, vocals
  • James Gordon– flute
  • Tom Malone– trombone
  • John Simon– alto saxophone
  • Larry Packer– violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Robbie Robertson, except where noted.

  1. Right as Rain
  2. Street Walker – Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson
  3. Let the Night Fall
  4. Ain’t That a Lot of Love – Homer Banks, Willia Dean Parker
  5. Christmas Must Be Tonight
  6. Islands – Rick Danko, Gart Hudson, Robbie Robertson
  7. The Saga of Pepote Rouge
  8. Georgia on My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  9. Knockin’ Lost John
  10. Livin’ in a Dream

On February 15, 1980.

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On February 15, 1980, “F-Beat” label released “Get Happy!!”, the fourth Elvis Costello album, third one with the Attractions. It was recorded in October 1979, and was produced by Nick Lowe. Album sleeve was designed by “F-Beat” art director Barney Bubbles. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Get Happy” at number 11 of its list of the “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”. In 2012, “Slant”  magazine ranked the album at number 68 on its list of “Best Albums of the 1980s.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Costello– vocals, guitar, organ, all instruments on “New Amsterdam”
  • Steve Nieve– piano, organ
  • Bruce Thomas– bass, harmonica
  • Pete Thomas– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello except where noted.

  1. Love for Tender
  2. Opportunity
  3. The Imposter
  4. Secondary Modern
  5. King Horse
  6. Possession
  7. Man Called Uncle
  8. Clowntime Is Over
  9. New Amsterdam
  10. High Fidelity
  11. I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down – Homer Banks, Allen Jones
  12. Black & White World
  13. 5ive Gears in Reverse
  14. B Movie
  15. Motel Matches
  16. Human Touch
  17. Beaten to the Punch
  18. Temptation
  19. I Stand Accused – Tony Colton, Ray Smith
  20. Riot Act

On December 23, 1968.

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On December 23, 1968, “Columbia” label released “The Natch’l Blues”, the second Taj Mahal studio album. It was recorded May – October 1968, and was produced by David Rubinson.

Personnel:

  • Taj Mahal – vocals, harmonica, Miss “National” steel bodied guitar
  • Jesse Ed Davis- guitar, piano, brass arrangements
  • Gary Gilmore – bass
  • Chuck Blackwell – drums
  • Al Kooper- piano
  • Earl Palmer- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Taj Mahal, except where noted.

  1. Good Morning Miss Brown
  2. Corinna – Taj Mahal, Jesse Ed Davis
  3. Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll
  4. Going Up to the Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
  5. Done Changed My Way of Living
  6. She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride – Taj Mahal, Yank Rachell
  7. The Cuckoo – traditional
  8. You Don’t Miss Your Water(‘Til Your Well Runs Dry) – William Bell
  9. Ain’t That a Lot of Love – Homer Banks, Deanie Parker

On October 26, 1967.

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On October 26, 1967,”Stax” label released “Soul Men”, the third Sam & Dave album.  It was recorded August – October 1967, and was produced by Isaac Hayes and David Porter. The album featured the single “Soul Man” that became one of the R&B classics and won  Sam & Dave a “Grammy” in 1967 for” Best R&B Group, Vocal or Instrumental”.

Personnel:

  • Sam Moore- vocals
  • Dave Prater- vocals
  • Booker T. & the MG’sand the Mar-Key Horns – instrumentation
  • Booker T. Jones- keyboards
  • Steve Cropper- guitar
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • Charles “Packy” Axton- tenor saxophone
  • Don Nix- saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson- trombone, trumpet
  • Isaac Hayes- organ
  • Loring Eutemey – design
  • Jean-Pierre Leloir – photography
  1. Soul Man – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  2. May I Baby – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  3. Broke Down Piece of Man – Steve Cropper, Joe Shamwell
  4. Let It Be Me – Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoé
  5. Hold It Baby – Bonnie “Mack” Rice
  6. I’m With You – Lowman Pauling
  7. Don’t Knock It – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  8. Just Keep Holding On – Alvertis Isbell, Booker T. Jones
  9. The Good Runs the Bad Away – Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love
  10. Rich Kind of Poverty – Isaac Hayes, Paul Selph
  11. I’ve Seen What Loneliness Can Do – Homer Banks, Allen Jones