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In June 1967.

In June 1967, “ABC/Tangerine” labels released “Ray Charles Invites You to Listen”, the 28th Ray Charles album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Joe Adams.

Track listing:

  1. She’s Funny That Way (I Got a Woman Crazy for Me) – Neil Moret, Richard Whiting
  2. How Deep Is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky) – Irving Berlin
  3. You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Wanna Do It) – James V. Monaco, Joseph McCarthy
  4. Yesterday – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. I’ll Be Seeing You – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain
  6. Here We Go Again – Don Lanier, Red Steagall
  7. All for You – Robert Scherman
  8. Love Walked In – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  9. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You – Andy Razaf, Don Redman
  10. People – Bob Merrill, Jule Styne

In March 1965.


In March 1965, “Decca” label released “Begin Here”, the debut Zombies album. It was recorded June-November 1964, and was produced by Ken Jones.


  • Colin Blunstone- lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Rod Argent- piano, organ, lead vocals, backing vocals, harmonica
  • Paul Atkinson- guitar
  • Chris White- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Hugh Grundy- drums
  • Ken Jones- piano, tambourine
  • Dezo Hoffmann- cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Road Runner – Bo Diddley
  2. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
  3. I Can’t Make Up My Mind – Chris White
  4. The Way I Feel Inside – Rod Argent
  5. Work’n’Play – Ken Jones
  6. You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me/Bring It On Home to Me – Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke
  7. She’s Not There – Rod Argent
  8. Stick and Stones – Henry Glover, Titus Turner
  9. Can’t Nobody Love You – Phillip Mitchell
  10. Woman – Rod Argent
  11. I Don’t Want to Know – Chris White
  12. I Remember When I Loved Her – Rod Argent
  13. What More Can I Do – Chris White
  14. I Got My Mojo Working – Preston Foster, McKinley Morganfield

On September 12, 2000.


On September 12, 2000, “Artemis” label released “It’s Like This”, the tenth Rickie Lee Jones album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Rickie Lee Jones and Bruce Brody.


  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, organ
  • Bruce Brody– organ
  • John Pizzarelli– acoustic guitar
  • Alex Foster– saxophone
  • Jeff Dellisanti– bass clarinet
  • Conrad Herwig– trombone
  • Richard Davis- acoustic bass
  • Paul Nowinski- acoustic bass
  • Michael Elizondo- acoustic bass
  • Peter Erskine– drums
  • Carl Allen– drums
  • Rick Marotta– drums
  • Bashiri Johnson– percussion

Track listing:

  1. Show Biz Kids – Donald Fagen, Walter Becker
  2. Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye
  3. For No One – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Smile – Charlie Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner
  5. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  6. On the Street Where You Live – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
  7. I Can’t Get Started – Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin
  8. Up a Lazy River – Hoagy Carmichael, Sidney Arodin
  9. Someone to Watch Over Me – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  10. Cycles – G. Caldwell
  11. One Hand, One Heart – Leonard Bernstein


On August 26, 1966.


On August 26, 1966, “Philips” label released “Portrait”, the second Walker Brothers album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by John Franz. The sleeve notes were written by Keith Altham, photography by Dezo Hoffman.


  • Gary Walker– drums, vocals
  • John Walker– guitar, vocals
  • Scott Walker- vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Ivor Raymonde- music director

Track listing:

  1. In My Room – Joaquin Prieto, Paul Vance, Lee Pockriss
  2. Saturday’s Child – Scott Engel
  3. Just for a Thrill – Lil Armstrong, Don Raye
  4. Hurting Each Other – Peter Udell, Gary Geld
  5. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  6. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward
  7. People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield
  8. I Can See It Now – Scott Engel, John Franz
  9. Where’s the Girl – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  10. Living Above Your Head – Kenny Vance, Mark D. Sanders, J.A. Black
  11. Take It Like a Man – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  12. No Sad Songs for Me – Tom Springfield

On April 15, 1969.

Green Is Blues

On April 15, 1969, “Hi-Records” released “Green Is Blues”, album by Al Green. It was recorded in 1968 – 1969, and was produced by Willie Mitchell.

Track listing:

  1. One Woman – Charles Chalmers, Sandra Rhodes
  2. Talk to Me – Joe SenecaJoe Seneca, Smokey Robinson, Ronald White,
  3. My Girl – Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
  4. The Letter – Wayne Carson Thompson
  5. I Stand Accused – Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Billy Butler
  6. Gotta Find a New World – Richard Smith, Doc Oliver
  7. What Am I Gonna Do With Myself?” – Willie Mitchell, Marshall “Rock” Jones
  8. Tomorrow’s Dream – Al Green, Willie Mitchell
  9. Get Back Baby – Al Green
  10. Get Back – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  11. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward

On March 12, 2013.

Old sock

On March 12, 2013, “Polydor” label release “Old Sock” the twenty first Eric Clapton studio album. “Old Sock” was recorded in 2012, and was produced by Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II,Justin Stanley and Simon Climie.


  • Eric Clapton– vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, dobro, mandolin
  • Doyle Bramhall II– electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Willie Weeks– bass guitar, upright bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Walt Richmond– upright piano, keyboards
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel, mandolin
  • Chris Stainton– clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3 organ
  • Taj Mahal– harmonica, banjo
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Steve Winwood– Hammond B3 organ
  • J.J. Cale– guitar, vocals on “Angel”
  • Paul McCartney– upright bass, vocals
  • Abe Laboriel Jr– drums
  • Tim Carmon– Hammond B3 organ, chord organ
  • Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Justin Stanley– clavinet, mellotron, drums
  • Matt Chamberlain– drums
  • Matt Rollings– keyboards
  • Simon Climie– percussion, piano
  • Frank Marocco– accordion
  • Gabe Witcher– fiddle
  • Stephen “Doc” Kupka– baritone saxophone
  • Joseph Sublett –tenor saxophone
  • Nicholas Lane –trombone
  • Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • Sharon White – backing vocals
  • Michelle John – backing vocals
  • Chaka Khan– guest vocals on “Gotta Get Over”
  • Julie Clapton – guest vocals
  • Ella Clapton – guest vocals
  • Sophie Clapton – guest vocals
  • Nikka Costa– guest vocals
  • Wendy Moten– guest vocals
  • Lisa Vaughan – guest vocals
  • Nick Ingman– string arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Further on Down the Road – Taj Mahal and Jesse E. Davis
  2. Angel – J.J. Cale
  3. The Folks Who Live on the Hill – Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern
  4. Gotta Get Over – Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley and Nikka Costa
  5. Till Your Well Runs Dry – Peter Tosh
  6. All of Me – Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons
  7. Born to Lose -Ted Daffan
  8. Still Got the Blues – Gary Moore
  9. Goodnight Irene – Huddie Ledbetter,John A. Lomax, Sr.
  10. Your One and Only Man -Otis Redding
  11. Every Little Thing – Doyle Bramhall II,Justin Stanley and Nikka Costa
  12. Our Love Is Here to Stay – George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
  13. No Sympathy – Peter Tosh


On August 12, 1968.


On August 12, 1968, label “Columbia” released the album “Cheap thrills”by Big Brother and the Holding Company. This is band’s first album with Janis Joplin as lead singer. The album material was recorded in the period between March and May 1968 and was produced by John Simon, who incorporated recordings of crowd noise to give the impression of a live album, but only the last song, band’s cover of “Ball and chain”, had been recorded live at “The Fillmore” in San Francisco.

“Cheap thrills” was ranked #338 on the “Rolling Stone” magazine’s list of the “500 greatest albums of all time”.


  • Janis Joplin– vocals
  • Sam Andrew– lead guitar, bass, vocals
  • James Gurley– guitar
  • Peter Albin – bass, guitar
  • Dave Getz – drums

Track listing:

  1. Combination of the two – Sam Andrew
  2. I need a man to love – Sam Andrew and Janis Joplin
  3. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward
  4. Piece of my heart – Bert Berns and Jerry Ragovy
  5. Turtle blues – Janis Joplin
  6. Oh, sweet Mary – Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, David Getz, James Gurley and Janis Joplin
  7. Ball and chain – Big Mama Thorton