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On August 21, 2021.

On August 21, 2021, Don Everly died aged 84. He was musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, member of the Everly Brothers (with his brother Phil). Regarded as pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll, they began recording music in 1956, and had the first hit “Bye Bye Love” in 1957. In the period from 1958 to 1960, Everly Brothers had number of hits including “Wake Up Little Susie”, “All I Have to Do Is Dream”, and “Problems”. In the 1960s their vocal harmonies influenced many musicians and bands including the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. In 1986, Everly Brothers were the first group to be inaugurated in the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” (together with Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis).

On May 26, 1986.

On May 26, 1986, “America/Smash Records” label released “Class of ’55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming”, album by Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash. it was recorded in September 1985, at “Sun Studio” and “American Studio” in Memphis, and was produced by Chips Moman.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash — vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Carl Perkins — vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Lee Lewis — vocals, piano
  • Roy Orbison — vocals
  • Jack Clement, Marty Stuart — guitar, background vocals
  • Reggie Young, Bob Wootton, Kenneth Lovelace, J.R. Cobb — guitar
  • Memphis Strings — strings
  • Ace Cannon, Wayne Jackson, Jack Hale, Jr., Bob Lewin — horns
  • Bobby Emmons — keyboards, Synclavier
  • Mike Leech, Bob Moore — bass
  • Gene Chrisman, WS Holland, Buddy Harman — drums
  • Toni Wine, Paul Davis, Dan Penn, Rebecca Evans, Chips Moman, Reba Russell – backing vocals
  • Sam Philips, June Carter Cash, John Fogerty, Dave Edmunds, The Judds, Rick Nelson — backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Birth of Rock and Roll – Carl Perkins, Greg Perkins
  2. Sixteen Candles – Luther Dixon, Allyson Khent
  3. Class of ’55 – Chips Moman, Bobby Emmons
  4. Waymore’s Blues – Waylon Jennings, Curtis Buck
  5. We Remember the King – Paul Kennerly
  6. Coming Home – Roy Orbison, Will Jennings, J.D.Souther
  7. Rock and Roll (Fais Do Do) – Michael Smotherman
  8. Keep My Motor Running – Randy Bachman
  9. I Will Rock and Roll with You – Johnny Cash
  10. Big Train (From Memphis) – John Fogerty

On November 6, 2014.

On November 6, 2014, Rick Rosas aka “Rick the Bass Player” died aged 65. He was musician (bass), one of the most south after studio session musicians in California. He performed and recorded with Neil Young, Ron Wood, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Rivers, Etta James, Buffalo Springfield, Joe Walsh, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

On October 3, 1978.

On October 3, 1978, “Mercury” label released “Jerry Lee Keeps Rockin’”, the 34th Jerry Lee Lewis studio album. It was recorded 1977 – 1978, in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Jerry Kennedy.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis – lead vocals
  • Janie Fricke, Ginger Holladay, Millie Kirkham, The Jordanaires, Bergen White, Trish Williams – background vocals
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Jimmy Capps, Johnny Christopher, Ray Edenton, Duke Faglier, Jerry Kennedy, Grady Martin, Jerry Shook, Pete Wade, Chip Young – guitar
  • Pete Drake, Weldon Myrick – steel guitar
  • Harold Bradley – six-string bass guitar 
  • Bob Moore – upright bass
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Jerry Carrigan, Buddy Harman – drums
  • Kenny Lovelace – fiddle
  • George Binkley III, Marvin Chantry, Carl Gorodetzky, Lennie Haight, Sheldon Kurland, Christian Teal, Samuel Terranova, Stephanie Woolf – strings
  • Bergen White – strings arrangements

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Find It Where I Can – Michael Clark, Zack Van Arsdale
  2. Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes – Slim Willet
  3. Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
  4. Last Cheaters Waltz – Sonny Throckmorton
  5. Wild and Wooly Ways – Bob Morrison, Alan Rush
  6. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  7. I Hate You – Leroy Daniels, Dan Penn
  8. Arkansas Seesaw – Michael Bacon, Thomas Cain
  9. Lucille – Albert Collins, Richard Penniman
  10. Pee Wee’s Place – Duke Faglier
  11. Before the Night Is Over – Ben Peters

On August 21, 2008.

On August 21, 2008, Murrey Mizell “Buddy” Harman, Jr. died aged 79. He was a musician (drums), as the first house drummer for “The Grand Ole Opry” can be heard on over 18,000 recordings. He recorded for artists such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Martha Carson, Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Chet Atkins, Marty Robbins, Ray Price, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Eddy Arnold, Perry Como, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, and Gillian Welch.

On August 19, 2019.

On August 19, 2019, Samuel Lawrence Taylor aka Larry Taylor died aged 77. He was a musician (bass), best known as a member of Canned Heat. He recorded and performed with a big number of musicians and bands, including The Gamblers, The Monkees, Jerry Lee Lewis, Boyce & Hart, Sunnyland Slim, Don “Sugarcane” Harris, Albert King, Leo Kotke, The Ventures, Shakey Jake Harris, Free Creek, Louis Myers, Mike “Hollywood Fats” Mann, The Grandmothers, Colin Winski, Chuck E. Weiss, John Lee Hooker, John Hammond Jr., Ry Cooder, Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, Sam Phillips, Terry Evans, JJ Cale, Randy Resnick, Al Blake, Dale Hawkins, Kelly Joe Phelps, Tracy Chapman, Wanda Jackson, Buddy Guy, Chris Murphy, Solomon Burke, Harvey Mandel, John Mayall, and Tom Waits.

 

On July 30, 2003.

On July 30, 2003, Samuel Cornelius Phillips died aged 80. He was record producer, radio DJ, and founder of “Sun Records” and “Sun Studio”, in Memphis, Tennessee. In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ for “Muscle Shoals”, Alabama radio station “WLAY”. In 1951, Phillips recorded what is considered to be the first rock and roll record, “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats. He discovered and produced recordings by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Howlin’ Wolf.

On June 22, 2019.

On June 22, 2019, Jerry Kirby Carrigan died aged 75. He was a musician (drums) and record producer. He first achieved widespread recognition as a member of the original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and later as a session musician in Nashville, regarded as one of the creators of the Nashville sound known as “Countrypolitan”. He has recorded with Elvis Presley, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Paul Anka, John Denver, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Ray Stevens, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Levon Helm, Dolly Parton, Leon Russell, Ronnie Hawkins, George Jones, Henry Mancini, Al Hirt, Johnny Mathis, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. In 2009 Carrigan was inducted into the “Nashville Cats”, by the “Country Music Hall of Fame”; in 2010 he was inducted into the “Alabama Music Hall of Fame”, and in 2019 Carrigan was inducted into the “Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum”.

On May 28, 2008.

On May 28, 2008, Jerald Kolbrak aka Jerry Cole died aged 68. He was guitarist, started the career in the bands The Champs (together with Glen Campbell), and Gee Cee’s. He has worked as session musician with many famous musicians and bands including The Byrds, Nancy Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Roger McGuinn, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Aretha Franklin, The Righteous Brothers, Little Richard, Dean Martin, Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Lou Rawls, Johnny Rivers, Gregg Allman, Lee Hazlewood, Blood Sweat & Tears, Kenny Rogers, Neil Diamond, Steely Dan and Isaac Hayes.

On May 23, 1995.

On May 23, 1995, “Sire” label released “Young Blood”, the 38th Jerry Lee Lewis studio album. It was recorded September 1993 – January 1995, at “Blue Jay Recording Studio” in Carlisle, Massachusetts, “House of Blues Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, “Lewis Ranch” in Nesbit, Mississippi, “Sunset Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, California, “Your Place or Mine Studio” in Glendale, California, and was produced by Andy Paley.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis – vocals, piano
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Buddy Harman- drums
  • Kenny Lovelace- guitar, fiddle
  • Andy Paley- drums, backing vocals
  • Joey Spampinato- bass
  • Al Anderson – guitar
  • Don Allen – drums
  • Stuart Aptekar – horns and reeds
  • Tommy Ardonlino – drums
  • Yoshiro Arita – strings
  • Don Baer – guitar
  • Craig Ball – horns and reeds
  • R. Byrd – bass
  • Glen Colson – drums
  • John Curtis – strings
  • Elliot Easton- guitar
  • Bob Efford – horns and reeds
  • Matthew Glaser – strings
  • Bob Glaub- bass
  • Mike Kernan – guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby B. Keyes – guitar
  • Frank Macchia – horns and reeds
  • Frank Marocco- accordion
  • Jonathan Paley – bass
  • Dave Roe Rorick – bass
  • Mike Turk – harmonica
  • Robby Turner- pedal steel guitar
  • Stanley Watkins – horns and reeds
  • Danny Weinstein – horns and reeds
  • Billy West- backing vocals
  • David Whitney – horns and reeds

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive – Fred Rose, Hank Williams
  2. Goosebumps – Al Anderson, Andy Paley
  3. Things – Bobby Darin
  4. Miss The Mississippi And You – William Halley, Eric Schoenberg
  5. Young Blood – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  6. Crown Victoria Custom ’51 – Andy Paley, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Burton, Kenny Lovelace
  7. High Blood Pressure – Huey Piano Smith
  8. Restless Heart – A. Paley, J. Burton, J. Richmond, K. Lovelace
  9. Gotta Travel On – D. Lazer, F. Hollerman, L. Ehrlich, L. Hays, P. Clayton, P. Seeger, R. Gilbert
  10. Down the Road a Piece – Don Raye
  11. It Was The Whiskey Talkin’ (Not Me) – A. Paley, J. Paley, M. Kernan, N. Claflin
  12. Poison Love – Elmer Laird
  13. One of them Old Things – Hoy Lindsey, Joel Sonnier
  14. House of Blue Lights – Don Raye, Freddie Slack