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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.

Personnel:

  • 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 June 4, 2013.

On June 4, 2013, “Concord Jazz” label released “Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole”, the 36 George Benson studio album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by John Burk.

Personnel:

  • George Benson- vocals, guitar
  • Lil’ Georgie Benson- vocals, ukulele
  • Randy Waldman- piano
  • Tim May – guitar
  • Michael O’Neill- baritone guitar, banjo
  • Chuck Berghofer- bass
  • Gregg Field – drums
  • Michael Fisher – percussion
  • Sheila E.- percussion
  • Janey Clewer, Alvin Chea, Don Chelton – background vocals
  • Chris Papastephanou, Randy Waldman- background vocals
  • Wynton Marsalis– trumpet
  • Idina Menzel– vocals
  • Till Brönner– trumpet
  • Judith Hill- vocals

Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra:

  • Trumpets – Ryan Chapman, Chris Burbank, Gilbert Paz, Jared Hall
  • Trombones – Chris Gagne, Kendall Moore, Stephen Szabadi, Major Bailey
  • Alto saxophones – Neil Carson, Kevin McKeown
  • Tenor saxophones – Mark Small, Alex Weitz
  • Baritone saxophone – Derek Smith
  • Flute – Cassandra Eisenreich
  • French horn – Jon Anderson
  • Violin – Steffen Zeichner (Concertmaster & Soloist), Abby Young, Adam Diderrich, Karin O’Keefe, Zack Piper, Michelle Godbee, Patricia Jancova, Tomas Cotik, Victor Colmenares, James Reynolds, Jonah Osawa, * Rob Patrignani, Arianne Urban, Michelle Mlacker, Katrina Schaeffer
  • Viola – Robyn Savitzky, Kathryn Severing, Marcela Fernandez, Lauren Miller
  • Cello – Joy Adams, Cecilia Huerta, Andrew Kromholz, Chia-Li Yu, Sarah Gongaware
  • Bass – Rachel Hershey, Jeff Kipperman, Yen-Ling Lin
  • Harp – Christina Hardister
  • Dean – Shelton Berg
  • Artistic director – Terence Blanchard
  • Artistic coordinator – Scott Flavin
  • Managing director – Stephen Guerra

Track listing:

  1. Mona Lisa – (as Lil’ Georgie Benson)
  2. Just One of Those Things – Cole Porter
  3. Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
  4. Walkin’ My Baby – Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert
  5. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  6. Route 66 – Bobby Troup
  7. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
  8. Ballerina – Carl Sigman, Bob Russell
  9. Smile – Charlie Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons
  10. Straighten Up and Fly Right – Nat King Cole, Irving Mills
  11. Too Young – Sidney Lippman, Sylvia Dee
  12. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter – Joe Young, Fred E. Ahlert
  13. Mona Lisa – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans

On February 6, 2012.

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On February 6, 2012, “Hear Music Label” released “Kisses on the Bottom”, the fifteenth Paul McCartney studio album. It was recorded in March 2010, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma. The album won a “Grammy” award for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Personnel:

  • Paul McCartney– vocals, acoustic guitar, whistling
  • Diana Krall– piano, rhythm arrangements
  • Karriem Riggins– drums
  • Robert Hurst– bass
  • John Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Mike Mainieri– vibraphone
  • London Symphony Orchestra:
    • Alan Broadbent– orchestra conductor, orchestra arrangement
    • Roman Simovic – concertmaster
  • Bucky Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Andy Stein– violin
  • Eddie Karam – orchestra conductor
  • Assa Drori – concertmaster
  • Johnny Mandel– orchestra arrangement, orchestra conductor, rhythm arrangement
  • John Clayton– bass
  • Jeff Hamilton– drums
  • Anthony Wilson– guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Joe Walsh– guitar
  • Eric Clapton– guitar
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Christian McBride– bass
  • Chloe Arzy, Evyn Johnson, Makiah Johnson, Michael Johnson, Delany Meyer, Ilsey Moon, Sabrina Walden, Sasha Walden – children’s choir
  • Scottie Haskell – children’s choir conductor
  • Stevie Wonder– harmonica
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • Chuck Berghofer– bass
  • John Chiodini – guitar
  • Tamir Hendelman– piano
  • Mary McCartney– cover photo
  • MJ Kim – additional photographer
  • John Hammel– images
  • Jonathan Schofield – art conception
  • Matthew Cooper – design

Track listing:

  1. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter – Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young
  2. Home (When Shadows Fall) – Peter van Steeden, Jeff Clarkson, Harry Clarkson
  3. It’s Only a Paper Moon – Harold Arlen,  Y. Harburg, Billy Rose
  4. More I Cannot Wish You – Frank Loesser
  5. The Glory of Love – Billy Hill
  6. We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) – Sammy Mysels, Dick Robertson, Nelson Cogane
  7. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  8. My Valentine – Paul McCartney
  9. Always – Irving Berlin
  10. My Very Good Friend the Milkman – Harold Spina, Johnny Burke
  11. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  12. Get Yourself Another Fool – Haywood Henry, Monroe Tucker
  13. The Inch Worm – Frank Loesser
  14. Only Our Hearts – Paul McCartney