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In February 1969.

In February 1969, “Columbia” label released “I Stand Alone”, the debut Al Kooper album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Al Kooper.


  • Al Kooper – vocals, piano, organ, ondioline, guitars, orchestrations
  • Wayne Moss– guitar
  • Jerry Kennedy– guitar
  • “Big” Charlie Daniels– guitar
  • Charlie McCoy– electric bass, orchestrations
  • Ken Buttrey– drums
  • The Blossoms– backing vocal
  • Charlie Calello– orchestrations
  • Don Ellis– orchestrations
  • Jimmy Wisner– orchestrations
  • Brian Ross-Myring, Charlie Bragg, Don Puluse, Fred Catero, Glen Kolotkin, Neil Wilburn – engineers

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Kooper, except where noted.

  1. Overture
  2. I Stand Alone
  3. Camille – Al Kooper, Tony Powers
  4. One – Harry Nilsson
  5. Coloured Rain – Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  6. Soft Landing on the Moon
  7. I Can Love a Woman
  8. Blue Moon of Kentucky – Bill Monroe
  9. Toe Hold – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  10. Right Now for You
  11. Hey, Western Union Man – Jerry Butler, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff
  12. Song and Dance for the Unborn, Frightened Child


In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Stax” label released “Black Moses”, the fifth Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded March – October 1971, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.


  • Isaac Hayes – lead and background vocals
  • Hot Buttered Soul – backing vocals
  • The Bar-Kays – instrumentation:
  • The Isaac Hayes Movement:
  • Isaac Hayes – piano, vibraphone, organ, electric piano
  • Ronnie Hudson – bass
  • Gary Jones – bongos, congas
  • Willie Hall – drums, tambourine
  • Lester Snell – electric piano
  • Charles “Skip” Pitts – guitar
  • Sidney Kirk – piano
  • Isaac Hayes, Johnny Allen, Dale Warren – arrangements
  • Ron Capone, William Brown, Henry Bush, Eddie Marion, Dave Purple – engineers
  • Ron Capone, Dave Purple, Isaac Hayes – remix engineers

Track listing:

  1. Never Can Say Goodbye – Clifton Davis
  2. (They Long to Be) Close to You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. Nothing Takes the Place of You – Toussaint McCall, Alan Robinson
  4. Man’s Temptation – Curtis Mayfield
  5. Never Gonna Give You Up – Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Butler
  6. Medley: Ike’s Rap II /  Help Me Love – Isaac Hayes, Johnny Baylor, Mickey Gregory, Luther Ingram, Tommy Tate
  7. Need to Belong to Someone – Curtis Mayfield
  8. Good Love – Mickey Gregory, Isaac Hayes
  9. Medley: Ike’s Rap III / Your Love is So Doggone Good – Isaac Hayes, Difosco Ervin, Rudy Love
  10. For the Good Times – Kris Kristofferson
  11. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  12. Part-Time Love – Clay Hammond
  13. Medley: Ike’s Rap IV / A Brand New Me – Isaac Hayes, Kenneth Gamble, Thom Bell, Jerry Butler
  14. Going in Circles – Jerry Peters, Anita Poree


On February 4, 2014.

On February 4, 2014, “429 Records” label released “The Royal Sessions”, the twelve Paul Rodgers solo album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Royal Studios” in Memphis, and was produced by Perry A. Margouleff.


  • Paul Rodgers– vocals
  • Michael Toles– guitar
  • Leroy Hodges– bass
  • Michael Barar– viola
  • Roy Brewer – violin
  • Marc Franklin– trumpet
  • Charles Hodges– Hammond B3
  • Wesley Hovanec– assistant engineer, electric bongos, videography
  • Jonathan Kirkscey– cello
  • Beth Luscombe– viola
  • Perry Margouleff– guitar, mixing
  • Lannie McMillan– tenor saxophone
  • Susanna Perry-Gilmore, Jessie Munson– violin
  • Royal horns– horn
  • Lester Snell– piano
  • Gary Topper– tenor saxophone
  • Archie Turner– Wurlitzer
  • Mark Wallace – cello
  • The Royal Singers– strings
  • James L. Spake– baritone sax
  • James Robertson, Steve Potts, Daniel Bean– assistant engineer
  • Ryan Smith– mastering
  • William Wittman– engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. I Thank You – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  2. Down Don’t Bother Me – Albert King
  3. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Don Bryant, Bernard Miller, Ann Peebles
  4. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) – Jerry Butler, Otis Redding
  5. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  6. Walk On By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  7. Any Ole Way – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  8. It’s Growing – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson
  9. Born Under a Bad Sign – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  10. I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding

In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Mercury” label released “The Ice Man Cometh”, the eleventh Jerry Butler. It was recorded September 1967 – September 1968, and was produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.


  • Jerry Butler – vocal
  • Bobby Martin – arranger
  • Thom Bell- arranger
  • Roland Chambers – arranger
  • Joe Tarsia – engineer
  • Jay Thompson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; except where noted.

  1. Hey, Western Union Man
  2. Can’t Forget About You, Baby – Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble
  3. Only the Strong Survive
  4. How Can I Get in Touch With You
  5. Just Because I Really Love You
  6. Lost
  7. Never Give You Up
  8. Are You Happy – Kenneth Gamble, Thom Bell, Jerry Butler
  9. (Strange) I Still Love You – Jerry Butler, Mikki Farrow, Harris
  10. Go Away – Find Yourself
  11. I Stop by Heaven

On April 10, 2000.

On April 10, 2000, “Burning Heart Records” label released “Veni Vidi Vicious”, the second Hives album. It was recorded in 1989, and was produced by Pelle Gunderfelt. Magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Veni Vidi Vicious” at number 91 on its list of the “Top 100 Albums of the Decade”. In 2005, Veni Vidi Vicious was ranked at number 399 in “Rock Hard” magazine’s book of “The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time”.


  • Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist- vocals
  • Nicholaus Arson- lead guitar/backing vocals
  • Vigilante Carlstroem– rhythm guitar/backing vocals
  • Matt Destruction- bass guitar
  • Chris Dangerous– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Fitzsimmons, except where noted.

  1. The Hives – Declare Guerre Nucleaire
  2. Die, All Right
  3. A Get Together to Tear it Apart
  4. Main Offender
  5. Outsmarted
  6. Hate to Say I Told You So
  7. The Hives – Introduce the Metric System in Time
  8. Find Another Girl – Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield
  9. Statecontrol
  10. Inspection Wise 1999
  11. Knock Knock
  12. Supply and Demand


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 January 24, 1972.


On January 24, 1972, “Atlantic” label released “Young, Gifted and Black”, the nineteenth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded August 1970 – February 1971, and was produced by Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler. In 1972, the album won Aretha Franklin “Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance”. In 2003, the TV network “VH1” ranked it the 76th greatest album of all time.


  • John- percussion
  • Aretha Franklin – acoustic piano, celesta, electric piano, lead vocals
  • Donny Hathaway- organ, electric piano
  • Billy Preston- organ
  • Sammy Turner – background vocals
  • Hubert Laws- flute
  • Chuck Rainey- bass
  • R. Bailey – background vocals
  • Carolyn Franklin- background vocals
  • Erma Franklin- background vocals
  • The Memphis Horns- horn section
  • The Sweet Inspirations- background vocals
  • Don Arnone – acoustic guitar
  • Margaret Branch – background vocals
  • Ann S. Clark – background vocals
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • Tom Dowd- horn arranger
  • Eric Gale- bass
  • Wayne Jacksonof the Memphis Horns – trumpet
  • Andrew Love of the Memphis Horns – tenor saxophone
  • Ray Lucas – drums
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar
  • Robert Popwell- bass, percussion
  • Bernard “Pretty” Purdie- drums
  • Neal Rosengarden – rumpet, vibraphone
  • Pat Smith – background vocals
  • Ronald Bright – background vocals
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • David Nathan – liner notes
  • Stanislaw Zagorski – cover design

Track listing:

  1. Oh Me Oh My (I’m a Fool for You Baby) – Jim Doris
  2. Day Dreaming – Aretha Franklin
  3. Rock Steady – Aretha Franklin
  4. Young, Gifted and Black – Weldon Irvine, Nina Simone
  5. All the King’s Horses – Aretha Franklin
  6. A Brand New Me – Theresa Bell, Jerry Butler, Kenny Gamble
  7. April Fools – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  8. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Jerry Butler, Otis Redding
  9. First Snow in Kokomo – Aretha Franklin
  10. The Long and Winding Road – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  11. Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) – Thom Bell, William Hart
  12. Border Song (Holy Moses) – Bernie Taupin, Elton John


On September 15, 1965.

Otis blue

On September 15, 1965, “Stax Records” released “Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul”, the third Otis Redding studio album . It was recorded from April – July 1965, at the “Stax Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee and was produced by Jim Stewart, Isaac Hayes and David Porter. Redding was backed by house band Booker T. & the M.G.’s, a horn section of members of The Mar-Keys and The Memphis Horns, and Isaac Hayes as pianist.  “Rolling Stone” magazine raked “Otis Blue” at number 74 on its list of the“500 Greatest Albums of All Time”,


  • Otis Redding– vocals
  • Booker T. Jones– keyboards, piano
  • Isaac Hayes– keyboards, piano, producer
  • Steve Cropper– guitar, producer
  • Donald Dunn– bass
  • Al Jackson, Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Gene Miller – trumpet
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman– baritone saxophone
  • William Bell – backing vocals
  • Earl Sims – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Ole Man Trouble – Otis Redding
  2. Respect – Otis Redding
  3. Change Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
  4. Down in the Valley – Bert Berns, Solomon Burke, Babe Chivian, Joe Martin
  5. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Otis Redding, Jerry Butler
  6. Shake – Sam Cooke
  7. My Girl – Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
  8. Wonderful World – Sam Cooke, Lou Adler, Herb Alpert
  9. Rock Me Baby – B.B. King
  10. Satisfaction – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  11. You Don’t Miss Your Water – William Bell