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Joan Baez: Noël

On November 21, 1966, “Vanguard” label released “Noël”, the sixth Joan Baez studio album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Maynard Solomon.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • Peter Schickele – arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Come, O Come, Emmanuel – traditional
  2. Coventry Carol – traditional
  3. Good King Wenceslas – traditional
  4. The Little Drummer Boy – Katherine Kennicott Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone
  5. I Wonder as I Wander – John Jacob Niles
  6. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella – traditional
  7. Down in Yon Forest – traditional
  8. The Carol of the Birds – traditional
  9. Angels We Have Heard on High – traditional
  10. Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
  11. Mary’s Wandering – traditional
  12. Deck the Halls – traditional
  13. Away in a Manger – James Ramsey Murray
  14. Adeste Fideles – traditional
  15. Cantique de Noël – Adolphe Adam
  16. What Child Is This – traditional
  17. Silent Night – Franz Xaver Gruber

Joan Baez: Joan Baez Vol 2

In September 1961, “Vanguard” label released “Joan Baez Vol. 2”, the second Joan Baez studio album. It was recorded in 1961, at “Vanguard Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Maynard Solomon.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • The Greenbriar Boys – vocals, accompaniment

Track listing:

All tracks traditional, except where noted.

  1. Wagoner’s Lad
  2. The Trees They Do Grow High
  3. Lily of the West
  4. Silkie (Child no. 113)
  5. Engine 143
  6. Once I Knew a Pretty Girl
  7. Lonesome Road
  8. Banks of the Ohio
  9. Pal of Mine
  10. Barbara Allen (Child no. 84)
  11. The Cherry Tree Carol (Child no. 54)
  12. Old Blue
  13. Railroad Boy
  14. Plaisir d’Amour – Jean-Paul-Égide Martini

In January 1970.

In January 1970, “Vanguard” label released “One Day at a Time”, the 13th Joan Baez album. It was recorded in October 1969, at “Bradleys’ Barn” in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and was produced by Maynard Solomon.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • Jeffrey Shurtleff – vocal
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Pete Drake – pedal steel guitar
  • Tommy Jackson – fiddle
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Jerry Reed – guitar
  • Harold Bradley – guitar
  • Harold Rugg – steel guitar, dobro
  • Grady Martin – guitar, dobro, sitar
  • Roy Huskey, Jr. – bass guitar

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Sir Galahad – Joan Baez
  2. No Expectations – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  3. Long Black Veil – Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill
  4. Ghetto – Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett, Bettye Crutcher
  5. Carry It On – Pete Seeger, Gil Turner
  6. Take Me Back to the Sweet Sunny South – traditional
  7. Seven Bridges Road – Steve Young
  8. Jolie Blonde – traditional
  9. Joe Hill – Alfred Hayes, Earl Robinson
  10. A Song for David – Joan Baez
  11. (I Live) One Day at a Time – Willie Nelson

Grady Martin

On December 3, 2001, Thomas Grady Martin died aged 72. He was musician (guitar), founder and leader of the band Grady Martin and Slew Foot Five (later Grady Martin and his Winging Strings). As a session guitarist he was member of the Nashville A-team, and in his 50-year career he recorded and performed with Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Leon Russell, Patsy Cline, J. J. Cale, Woody Guthrie, Johnny Horton, Conway Twitty, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson,  Arlo Guthrie, Brenda Lee, Don Woody, Sammi Smith, Marty Robbins, and Johnny Burnette. In March 2015, Martin was inducted in the “Country Music Hall of Fame”.

Thomas Tedesco

On November 10, 1997, Thomas J. Tedesco died aged 67. He was a musician (guitar), part of the loose collective of Los Angeles area’s session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew. As he played on hundreds studio recordings, “Guitar Player” magazine described him as “the most recorded guitarist in music history”. He recorded with the Beach Boys, Chet Baker, the Mamas & the Papas, the Everly Brothers, the Association, Bobby Darrin, Barbra Streisand, Jan and Dean, the 5th Dimension, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa, Ricky Nelson, Cher, Neil Diamond, Van Dyke Parks, Michael Franks, Nancy and Frank Sinatra, Richard Harris, Peggy Lee, Johnny Rivers, Al Kooper, Michael Nesmith, Paul Anka, Don Ellis, Minnie Riperton, Maria Muldaur, Leon Russell, Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, J.J. Cale, Quincy Jones, Stephen Bishop, Kenny Loggins, Jack Nitzsche, Sarah Vaughan, Lalo Schifrin, Randy Newman, Hugh Masakela, and Joan Baez. Tedesco performed on soundtracks including The French Connection, Jaws, The Godfather, Field of Dreams, and The Deer Hunter. As a leader he released ten albums.

Lawrence Knechtel

On August 20, 2009, Lawrence William Knechtel died aged 69. He was a musician (keyboards, bass), a member of the Wrecking Crew, a collection of Los Angeles-based session musicians, and the band Bread. He recorded with big number of renowned artists including Elvis Presley, The Byrds, Barbra Streisand, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Cher, Simon & Garfunkel, Duane Eddy, The Mamas & the Papas, The Monkees, the Partridge Family, Paul Simon, Chet Baker, Jerry Garcia, Dave mason, Nancy Sinatra, Howard Roberts, Thelma Houston, Glen Campbell, Peter Allen, Barry Mann, Lalo Schifrin, Jimmy Webb, José Feliciano, Jackie DeShannon, Brian Cadd, Bobby Darin, Art Garfunkel, Stephen Bishop, David Clayton-Thomas, Billy Joel, Barry McGuire, Paul Young, Dolly Parton, Al Kooper, Johnny Rivers, John Denver, Chet Atkins, Helen Reddy, Joan Baez, Alen Roth, and Neil Diamond. Knechtel released two solo albums.

Pete Drake

On July 29, 1988, Roddis Franklin Drake aka Pete Drake, died aged 55. He was a record producer and musician (pedal steel guitar). He worked with Lynn Anderson, Charlie Rich, Bob Dylan, Tammy Wynette, Jerry Reed, Doug Kershaw, Roger Miller, Jack Greene, Joe South, Don Gibson, Marty Robbins. Bill Anderson, Joan Baez, and George Harrison. Drake founded “Stop Records” and “First Generation Records. In 1970 he was inducted into the “Country Music Hall of Fame’s Walkway of Stars”, in 1987 in the “Steel Guitar Hall of Fame”, in 1987 into the “Georgia Music Hall of Fame”.

In July 1971.

In July 1971, “Monument” label released “The Silver Tongued Devil and I”, the second Kris Kristofferson studio album. It was recorded in 1971 and was produced by Fred Foster.

Personnel:

  • Kris Kristofferson – vocals, guitar
  • The Lady (Joan Baez) – vocal
  • Jerry Kennedy, Jerry Shook, Chris Gantry– guitar
  • Norbert Putnam, Bobby Dyson, Billy Swan– bass
  • Jerry Carrigan– drums
  • David Briggs, Donnie Fritts– keyboards
  • Norman Blake– dobro
  • Charlie McCoy– harmonica, vibes, trumpet
  • Farrell Morris – percussion
  • Billy Swan, Donnie Fritts, Rita Coolidge– vocals
  • Bergen White – arrangements
  • Gene Eichelberger – engineer
  • Tommy Strong – engineer
  • Mort Thomasson – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kris Kristofferson, except where noted.

  1. The Silver Tongued Devil and I
  2. Jody and the Kid
  3. Billy Dee
  4. Good Christian Soldier – Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare
  5. Breakdown (A Long Way Home)
  6. Lovin’ Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)
  7. The Taker – Kris Kristofferson, Shel Siverstein
  8. When I Loved Her
  9. The Pilgrim, Chapter 33
  10. Epitaph (Black and Blue) – Kris Kristofferson, Donnie Fritts

Jerry Carrigan

On June 22, 2019, Jerry Kirby Carrigan died aged 75. He was 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”.

Sneaky Pete Kleinow

On January 6, 2007, Peter E. “Sneaky Pete” Kleinow died aged 72. He was musician (pedal steel guitar), songwriter and a motion picture special effects artist, best known as a member of the Flying Burrito Brothers. He worked as a session musician for  Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, Spencer Davis, Linda Ronstadt, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, The Byrds, Joe Cocker, Rita Coolidge, Eagles, The Everly Brothers, George Harrison and The Steve Miller Band.