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On June 30, 2009.

On June 30, 2009, “Dirt Farmer” label released “Electric Dirt”, the sixth and the final Levon Helm album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Levon Helm Studio” in Woodstock, New York, and was produced by Larry Campbell.

Personnel:

  • Levon Helm – vocals, drums, mandolin
  • Larry Campbell – acoustic, electric and resonator guitar, fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer, harmony vocals
  • Brian Mitchell – piano, organ, harmonium, accordion
  • Jimmy Vivino – organ. acoustic and electric guitar
  • Byron Isaacs – bass, backing vocals
  • Steven Bernstein – alto horn, horn arrangements
  • Erik Lawrence – soprano saxophone
  • Jay Collins – tenor saxophone
  • Clark Gayton – trombone
  • Howard Johnson – tuba
  • Teresa Williams – acoustic guitar, autoharp, harmony vocals
  • Any Helm – mandolin, bass drum, harmony vocals
  • George Receli – backing vocals
  • Jay Collins – backing vocals
  • Allen Toussaint – horn arrangements
  • Justin Guip – recording, mixing
  • Chris Edwards, James Smith, Rocky Talent – engineer assistant
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Sangwook “Sunny” Nam – mastering
  • Levon Helm – artwork
  • Michael DuBois – artwork
  • Carrie Smith – layout, design
  • Ahron R. Foster – photography
  • Georgette Cartwright – creative director

Track listing:

  1. Tennessee Jed – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
  2. Move Along Train – Roebuck Staples
  3. Growin’ Trade – Levon Helm, Larry Campbell
  4. Golden Bird – Happy Traum
  5. Stuff You Gotta Watch – Muddy Waters
  6. White Dove – Carter Stanley
  7. Kingfish – Randy Newman
  8. You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had – Muddy Waters
  9. When I Go Away – Larry Campbell
  10. Heaven’s Pearls – Anthony Leone, Byron Isaacs, Fiona McBain, Amy Helm, Glenn Patscha
  11. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free – Richard Carroll Lamp, Willy E. Taylor

 

On October 23, 2015.

On October 23, 2015, “Drag City” label released “Divers”, the fourth Joanna Newsom studio album. It was recorded in 2015, and was produced by Joanna Newsom and Noah Georgeson.

Personnel:

  • Joanna Newsom – vocals, harp, piano, Roland Juno-106, Minimoog, Schiedmayer celesta,  Marxophone, Mellotron(MK II and M400), Wurlitzer electric piano, Neupert clavichord, Fender Rhodes piano with bass,  Baldwin  electric  harpsichord, Baldwin Discoverer electronic organ, Estey pump organ, guitaret,harp, piano, keyboard and vocal arrangements
  • Dan Cantrell – Hammond organ, piano accordion, Andes recorder-keyboard, musical saw
  • Ryan Francesconi – electric guitar, electric bass, bouzouki, bağlama
  • Kevin Barker – electric guitar, banjo
  • Judith Linsenberg – alto, tenor and bass recorder
  • Logan Coale – double bass
  • David Nelson – trombone
  • Andy Strain – trombone
  • Ben Russell – violin
  • Rob Moose – violin
  • Matthew Slemela – violin
  • Naidia Sirota – viola
  • Hideaki Adomori – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • James Smith – English horn
  • Peter Newsom – drums, drum and percussion arrangements
  • Neal Morgan– drums
  • Nico Muhly– orchestral arrangements
  • David Longstreth– orchestral arrangements
  • Ryan Francesconi – arrangements, conductor
  • Dan Cantrell – additional arrangements
  • Noah Georgeson – additional arrangements
  • Kevin Barker – additional arrangements
  • Neal Morgan – drum and percussion arrangements
  • Steve Albini– engineer
  • Samur Khouja – engineer
  • Justin Rice – engineer
  • Sadaharu Yagi – engineer
  • Noah Georgeson– engineer, mixing
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Kim Keever – cover art
  • Dan Osborn – layout designer
  • Annabel Mehran – photographer
  • Paul Thomas Anderson– photographer

Track listing:

All tracks by Joanna Newsom, except where noted.

  1. Anecdotes
  2. Sapokanikan
  3. Leaving the City
  4. Goose Eggs
  5. Waltz of the 101st Lightborne
  6. The Things I Say
  7. Divers
  8. Same Old Man – traditional
  9. You Will Not Take My Heart Alive
  10. A Pin-Light Bent
  11. Time, As a Symptom

On November 6, 1971.

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On November 6, 1971, “Avco” label released the debut, self titled The Stylistics album. It was recorded 1970-1971, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an d was produced by Thom Bell. The album has been called “a sweet soul landmark…”

Personnel:

  • Russell Thompkins, Jr.– lead vocals
  • Airrion Love, James Smith, Herb Murrell, James Dunn – background vocals
  • Linda Creed, Barbara Ingram– additional background vocals
  • Norman Harris, Roland Chambers – guitar
  • Ronnie Baker– bass
  • Earl Young– drums
  • Larry Washington – congas
  • Vince Montana– percussion
  • Lenny Pakula – piano, organ
  • Joe DeAngelis, Stephanie Fauber, Robert Martin – French horn
  • Rocco Bene, Bobby Hartzell – trumpet
  • Jack Faith – alto saxophone, flute
  • George Shaw – flute
  • Vincent Forchetti, Bob Moore, Richard Genevese – trombone
  • Don Renaldo, Tony Sinagoga, Albert Berone, Rudy Malizia, Angelo Pretrella, Romeo Di Stefano, Charles Apollonia, Davis Barnett, Richard Jones, Herschel Wise – strings
  • Mary Gale – harp
  • Fredric Cohen – oboe

Track listing:

All tracks by Thom Bell and Linda Creed, except where noted.

  1. Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
  2. Point of No Return
  3. Betcha by Golly, Wow
  4. Country Living
  5. You’re a Big Girl Now – Marty Bryant, Robert Douglas
  6. You Are Everything
  7. People Make the World Go Round
  8. Ebony Eyes
  9. If I Love You

 

On October 27, 1969.

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On October 27, 1969, “Columbia” label released “Second Winter”, the third Johnny Winter studio album. It was recorded July – August 1969, in Nashville, and was produced by Johnny Winter. The plan was to release one album with the songs from the recording session, but it was later decided that all the recordings were good enough to be released, and the album was released as a “three-sided” LP, with a blank fourth side.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Winter- guitar, mandolin, vocals
  • Edgar Winter- keyboards, alto saxophone, vocals
  • Uncle John Turner- percussion
  • Tommy Shannon- bass
  • Dennis Collins – bass
  • Cover photography – Richard Avedon

Track listing:

  1. Memory Pain – Percy Mayfield
  2. I’m Not Sure – Johnny Winter
  3. The Good Love – Dennis Collins
  4. Slippin’ and Slidin – Eddie Bocage, Albert Collins, Little Richard, James Smith
  5. Miss Ann – Enotris Johnson, Little Richard
  6. Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  7. Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
  8. I Love Everybody – Johnny Winter
  9. Hustled Down In Texas – Johnny Winter
  10. I Hate Everybody – Johnny Winter
  11. Fast Life Rider – Johnny Winter