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On August 17, 1993.

On August 17, 1993, “Columbia” label released “Walk the Dog and Light the Light”, the ninth Laura Nyro studio album. It was recorded in 1993, in New York City, and was produced by Laura Nyro and Gary Katz.


  • Laura Nyro – lead vocals, harmonies, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Bernard Purdie- drums
  • Freddie Washington, Jerry Jemmott- bass guitar
  • Elliott Randall, Michael Landau, Ira Siegal – guitar
  • Bashiri Johnson, Eric McKain – percussion
  • Ellen Uryevick – harp
  • Juliet Haffner, Sue Pray, Julie Green, Jeanne Le Blanc, Marilyn Wright, Belinda Whitney Barat, Joyce Hammann, Beryl Diamond, Rani Vaz, Laura Seaton, Gene Orloff, Sanford Allen, Mindy Jostyn – strings
  • Lou Marini, Roger Rosenberg, Randy Brecker, Lawrence Feldman – horns
  • Michael Brecker- saxophone solo
  • Lou Marini – flute solo
  • Carlos Franzetti – string arrangements
  • David Frank- horn and flute arrangements, additional production assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Nyro; except where noted.

  1. Oh Yeah Maybe Baby (The Heebie Jeebies) – Hank Hunter, Phil Spector
  2. A Woman of the World
  3. The Descent of Luna Rose
  4. Art of Love
  5. Lite a Flame (The Animal Rights Song)
  6. Louise’s Church
  7. Broken Rainbow
  8. Walk the Dog and Light the Light (Song of the Road)
  9. To a Child
  10. I’m So Proud/Dedicated to the One I Love – Curtis Mayfield, Ralph Bass, Lowman Pauling

On August 13, 1971.

On August 13, 1971, Curtis Ousley (born Curtis Montgomery) aka King Curtis died aged 37. He was music director, record producer, and musician (soprano, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet), worked in various music genres, rhythm, and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk, and soul-jazz. He performed and recorded with numerous musicians and bands including Aretha Franklin, Nat Adderley, Wynton Kelly, ]Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Andy Williams, The Coasters, LaVern Baker, Joe South, John Lennon, the Rimshots, Champion Jack Dupree, Jerry Jemmott, Oliver Jackson, King Pins, Bernard Purdie, The Shirelles, The Noble Band, Cornell Dupree, and  Duane Allman. At the 1970 “Grammy Awards”, Curtis won the “Best R&B Instrumental Performance Grammy” for “Games People Play”. In March 2000, he was posthumously inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Atlantic” label released “The House of Blue Lights”, the third Don Covay (and the Jefferson Lemon Blues Band) album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Herb Abramson’s A-1 Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Don Covay.


  • Don Covay– vocals, arranger
  • John Hammond, Jr.- guitar, harmonica
  • Jerry Jemmott- bass
  • Daniel Jones- drums
  • Charles “Honeyman” Otis- drums
  • Joe Richardson – vocals, guitar
  • Butch Valentine- bass
  • uncredited – Hammond organ
  • Herb Abramson– engineer
  • David Cheppa– mastering

Track listing:

  1. Key to the Highway – Big Bill Broonzy, Charles Segar
  2. Mad Dog Blues – Don Covay, Joe Richardson
  3. The Blues Don’t Knock – John Denioa, Sidney Wyche
  4. Blues Ain’t Nothin’ but a Good Woman on Your Mind – Don Covay, Joe Richardson
  5. The House of Blue Lights, Pt. 1 – Don Covay
  6. Four Women – Don Covay
  7. Steady Roller – Don Covay, John Hammond Jr.
  8. Homemade Love – Don Covay
  9. But I Forgive You Blues – Hudson Whittaker
  10. Shut Your Mouth – Dave Clowney
  11. The House of Blue Lights, Pt. 2 – Don Covay


On July 1, 1971.

On July 1, 1971, “Embryo Records” label released “Push Push”, the 56th Herbie Mann album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by Arif Mardin.


  • Herbie Mann – flute, saxophone
  • Cornell Dupree- guitar
  • David Spinozza- guitar
  • Gene Bianca – harp
  • Richard Tee- piano, electric piano, organ
  • Chuck Rainey – bass
  • Jerry Jemmott – bass
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn- bass
  • Bernard Purdie – drums
  • Al Jackson, Jr.- drums
  • Ralph MacDonald- percussion

Track listing:

  1. Push Push – Herbie Mann
  2. What’s Going On – Renaldo Benson, Alfred Cleveland, Marvin Gaye
  3. Spirit in the Dark – Aretha Franklin
  4. Man’s Hope – traditional, arrangement by Herbie Mann, based on “Hatikvah”
  5. If – David Gates
  6. Never Can Say Goodbye – Clifton Davis
  7. What’d I Say – Ray Charles



In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Atlantic” label released “A Soul Experiment”, the 17th Freddie Hubbard album. It was recorded December 1968 – January 1969, at “A&R Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Gil Fuller and Joel Dorn.


  • Freddie Hubbard– trumpet
  • Carlos Garnett– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Gary Illingworth – organ
  • Billy Butler– guitar
  • Eric Gale– guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Bernard Purdie- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Freddie Hubbard, except where noted.

  1. Clap Your Hands – Don Pickett
  2. Wichita Lineman – Jimmy Webb
  3. South Street Stroll – Kenny Barron
  4. Lonely Soul
  5. No Time to Lose – Carlos Garnett
  6. Hang ‘Em Up – Carlos Garnett
  7. Good Humor Man – Don Pickett
  8. Midnite Soul
  9. Soul Turn Around – Walter Bishop, Jr.
  10. A Soul Experiment

On February 9, 1971.

On February 9, 1971, “Elektra” label released the self-titled, debut Carly Simon album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Eddie Kramer.


  • Carly Simon – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Jeff Baxter– pedal steel guitar
  • David Bromberg– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Jimmy Ryan – guitar
  • Ed Freeman – string arrangements
  • Paul Griffin– keyboards
  • Mark “Moogy” Klingman – keyboards
  • Billy Mernit – keyboards
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tony Levin– bass guitar
  • Jim Wilkins – bass guitar
  • Pat Rebillot– string arrangements
  • Harvey Shapiro – cello
  • Eddie Kramer, Dave Palmer – mixing
  • Robert L. Heimall – art direction, design
  • Peter Simon – cover photography
  • Joel Brodsky – back cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carly Simon, except where noted.

  1. That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be – Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman
  2. Alone
  3. One More Time
  4. The Best Thing
  5. Just a Sinner – Mark “Moogy” Klingman
  6. Dan, My Fling – Jacob Brackman, Freddy Gardner
  7. Another Door
  8. Reunions – Carly Simon, Bill Mernit, Eddie Kramer
  9. Rolling Down the Hills
  10. The Love’s Still Growing – Buzzy Linhart


On June 25, 1973.

On June 25, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)”, the nineteenth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April – August 1972, at “Record Plant” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones and Aretha Franklin.


  • Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, acoustic piano solo
  • Spooner Oldham– keyboards
  • Billy Preston– acoustic piano solo
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Richie Pratt– drums
  • Phil Woods– alto saxophone
  • Joe Farrell– tenor sax solo, flute solo
  • Willie Bridges – saxophone
  • Charles Chalmers– saxophone
  • Andrew Love– saxophone
  • Floyd Newman– saxophone
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Phil Schier – recording
  • Gene Paul, Quincy Jones, Phil Schier – remixing
  • Ken Cunningham – design
  • Jim Dunn – design, cover illustration

Track listing:

  1. Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) – Aretha Franklin
  2. Somewhere – Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
  3. So Swell When You’re Well – James Booker, Aretha Franklin
  4. Angel – Carolyn Franklin, Sonny Sanders
  5. Sister from Texas – Aretha Franklin
  6. Mister Spain – Carolyn Plummer
  7. That’s The Way I Feel About Cha – Bobby Womack, Jim Grisby, Joe Hicks
  8. Moody’s Mood – James Moody, Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  9. Just Right Tonight – Aretha Franklin, Avery Parrish, Buddy Feyne, Quincy Jones, Robert Bruce


On January 17, 1969.

On January 17, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Soul ’69”, the fourteen Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April 17–18 and September 24, 1968, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler.


  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Junior Mance– piano
  • Spooner Oldham– organ
  • Joe Zawinul– organ, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass guitar
  • Bruno Carr – drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Jack Jennings – vibraphone
  • Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales – percussion
  • David Newman– tenor saxophone, flute
  • King Curtis, Seldon Powell– tenor saxophone
  • George Dorsey, Frank Wess– alto saxophone
  • Pepper Adams– baritone saxophone
  • Joe Newman, Bernie Glow, Richard Williams, Snook Young,  Ernie Royal– trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Benny Powell, Thomas Mitchell – trombone
  • Evelyn Greene, Wyline Ivy – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Ramblin’ – Big Maybelle
  2. Today I Sing the Blues – Curtis Reginald Lewis
  3. River’s Invitation – Percy Mayfield
  4. Pitiful – Rosie Marie McCoy, Charlie Singleton
  5. Crazy He Calls Me – Bob Russell, Carl Sigman
  6. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke
  7. Tracks of My Tears – Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin
  8. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody – Rudy Clark
  9. Gentle on My Mind – John Hartford
  10. So Long – Russ Morgan, Remus Harris, Irving Melsher
  11. I’ll Never Be Free – Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss
  12. Elusive Butterfly – Bob Lind

On March 28, 2013.

On March 28, 2013, Hugh C. McCracken died aged 70. He was guitarist, harmonica player, arranger and producer, best known as session musician who has performed on albums of famous musicians, including Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott, Dr. John, Gary Wright, Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Ron Carter, Rusty Bryant, Marlena Shaw, Deodato, Carly Simon and Andy Gibb. From 1969-1972, McCracken was member of Mike Mainieri’s White Elephant Orchestra.

On June 14, 1968.


On June 14, 1968, “Atlantic” label released “Aretha Now”, the fifteenth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded December 1967 – April 1968 at “Atlantic Studios” in New York, and was produced by Jerry Wexler. The album was certified Gold in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Aretha Franklin: lead vocals, piano
  • Spooner Oldham: organ, electric piano, piano
  • Tommy Cogbill: guitar, bass
  • Jimmy Johnson: guitar
  • Bobby Womack: guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott: bass
  • Roger Hawkins: drums
  • The Sweet Inspirations: background vocals
  • Carolyn Franklin: background vocals Horns:
  • Wayne Jackson: trumpet
  • Charlie Chalmers: tenor saxophone
  • Andrew Love: tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman: baritone saxophone
  • Willie Bridges: baritone saxophone
  • Bernie Glow: trumpet
  • Melvin Lastie: trumpet
  • Joe Newman: trumpet
  • Tony Studd: bass trombone
  • King Curtis: tenor saxophone
  • Seldon Powell: tenor saxophone
  • Frank Wess: tenor saxophone, flute
  • Haywood Henry: baritone saxophone
  • All arrangements by Tom Dowdand Arif Mardin
  • Robert Honablue: engineering

Track listing:

  1. Think – Aretha Franklin, Teddy White
  2. I Say a Little Prayer – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  3. See Saw – Steve Cropper, Don Covay
  4. Night Time Is the Right Time – Big Bill Broonzy
  5. You Send Me – Sam Cooke
  6. You’re a Sweet Sweet Man – Ronnie Shannon
  7. I Take What I Want – Isaac Hayes, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges, David Porter
  8. Hello Sunshine – Jimmy Cliff, King Curtis, Ronald Dean Miller
  9. A Change – Dorian Burton, Clyde Otis
  10. I Can’t See Myself Leaving You – Ronnie Shannon