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On May 30, 2006.

On May 30, 2006, “Eagle” label released “The Hard Stuff”, the thirteenth George Thorogood and the Destroyers studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Jim Gaines, Jim Suhler, Bill Blough, George Thorogood, Jeff Simon, Buddy Leach and  Tom Hambridge.

Personnel:

  • George Thorogood– guitar, vocals
  • Jim Suhler– guitar
  • Bill Blough – bass
  • Jeff Simon – drums
  • Buddy Leach – saxophone
  • Rick Steff– accordion, piano
  • Shawn Berman – engineer
  • Leon Zervos– mastering
  • Joshua Blanchard, Jason Gillespie, Jay Goin, Adam Hill – assistant engineers
  • Henry Marquez – art direction
  • Chris Cuffaro – photography
  • Steve Morse– liner notes

Track listing:

  1. The Hard Stuff – George Thorogood, Jim Suhler, Tom Hambridge
  2. Hello Josephine – Dave Bartholomew, Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr.
  3. Moving – Chester Arthur Burnett
  4. I Got My Eyes On You – Mike Morgan
  5. I Didn’t Know – George Thorogood, Tom Hambridge
  6. Any Town U.S.A. – George Thorogood, Jim Suhler, Tom Hambridge
  7. Little Rain – Ewart Abner, Jimmy Reed
  8. Cool It! – Jim Suhler
  9. Love Doctor – Richard Fleming, Tom Hambridge
  10. Dynaflow Blues – Johnny Shines
  11. Rock Party – Holland K. Smith
  12. Drifter’s Escape – Bob Dylan
  13. Give Me Back My Wig – Theodore Roosevelt “Hound Dog” Taylor
  14. Takin’ Care Of Business – Rudy Toombs
  15. Huckle Up Baby – Bernard Besman, John Lee Hooker
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On February 3, 2018.

On February 3, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler died aged 65. He was drummer, composer, producer and university professor, best known as sideman in jazz, blues, and pop music. He recorded and performed with many famous musicians including Willie Bobo, Harold Johnson Sextet, Gerald Wilson Big Band, Herbie Hancock, and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, George Benson,  Stanley Clarke, The Crusaders, George Duke,  John Lee Hooker, Hubert Laws, Thelonious Monk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Patrice Rushen, Santana, Frank Sinatra, Dazz Band, Donna Summer, The Temptations,  Tina Turner, Michael Jackson and Weather Report.

In January 1975.

In January 1975, “United Artists” label released “Down by the Jetty”, the debut Dr. Feelgood album. It was recorded June – November 1974, and was produced by Vic Maile.

Personnel:

  • Lee Brilleaux- lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, slide guitar
  • Wilko Johnson- guitar, piano, backing and lead vocals
  • John B. Sparks – bass
  • The Big Figure – drums
  • Bob Andrews- organ, saxophone
  • Brinsley Schwarz- saxophone
  • Dave Charles, Kingsley Ward, Pat Moran – engineers

Track listing:

All tracks by Wilko Johnson; except where noted.

  1. She Does It Right
  2. Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker
  3. The More I Give
  4. Roxette
  5. One Weekend
  6. That Ain’t the Way to Behave
  7. I Don’t Mind
  8. Twenty Yards Behind
  9. Keep It Out of Sight
  10. All Through the City
  11. Cheque Book – Mickey Jupp
  12. Oyeh! – Mick Green
  13. Bony Moronie / Tequila – Larry Williams, Danny Flores- live recording

On January 13, 2006.

On January 13, 2006, “SPV” label released “Soul of a Man”, album by Eric Burdon, dedicated to Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker and the city of New Orleans. It was recorded in 2005, and was produced by Tony Braunagel.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon – vocals
  • Carl Carlton- guitar, slide guitar
  • Johnny Lee Schell- guitar, slide guitar, background vocals
  • Jon Cleary- piano
  • James Hutchinson- bass
  • Reggie McBride – bass
  • Les Lovett – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Nick Love – trombone
  • John Sublett- saxophone
  • Rod Piazza- harmonica
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • Tony Braunagel- drums

Track listing:

  1. Soul of a Man – Blind Willie Johnson
  2. Kingsize Jones – Jimmy Wood, J.J. Holliday
  3. Red Cross Store – Fred McDowell
  4. Como Se Llama Mama – Gregg Sutton, John Heron
  5. Forty Days and Forty Nights – Bernard Roth
  6. Feeling Blue – Eric Bibb, Fredrik Boström
  7. Never Give Up Blues – David Munyon
  8. GTO – Munyon
  9. Forty-Four – Roosevelt Sykes, Eurreal Wilford Montgomery
  10. Slow Moving Train – John Keller
  11. Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down – Charlotte Hoglund, Eric Bibb
  12. Devil Run – John Bundrick
  13. I Don’t Mind – John Bundrick
  14. Circuit Rider – Billy Watts, David Raven, Pete Anderson, Taras Prodaniuk

 

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Blue Horizon” label released “40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve”, the debut Chicken Shack studio album. It was recorded February 1968, at “CBS Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon.

Personnel:

  • Stan Webb– guitar, vocals
  • Christine Perfect– organ, vocals, piano
  • Andy Silvester– bass
  • Dave Bidwell – drums
  • Alan Ellis – trumpet
  • Dick Heckstall-Smith– tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Almond– alto saxophone
  • Engineer – Mike Ross
  • Photography, design – Terence Ibbott

Track listing:

  1. The Letter – Jules Taub, B. B. King
  2. Lonesome Whistle Blues – Rudolph Toombs
  3. When the Train Comes Back – Christine Perfect
  4. San-Ho-Zay – Freddie King, Sonny Thompson
  5. King of the World – John Lee Hooker
  6. See See Baby – Freddie King, Sonny Thompson
  7. First Time I Met the Blues – Eurreal (Little Brother Montgomery) Montgomery
  8. Webbed Feet – Stan Webb
  9. You Ain’t No Good – Christine Perfect
  10. What You Did Last Night – Stan Webb

In April 1975.

In April 1975, “Columbia” label released “New City”, the eighth Blood, Sweat & Tears album. It was produced by was recorded 1974-1975, and Jimmy Ienner.

Personnel:

  • David Clayton-Thomas– vocals
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone, tuba, baritone horn, bass trumpet
  • Bobby Colomby– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Joe Giorgianni – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Tony Klatka – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
  • Ron McClure– bass
  • Bill Tillman – saxophone, background vocals
  • Georg Wadenius– guitar, background vocals
  • Larry Willis– keyboards
  • Mike Corbett – background vocals
  • Greg Calbi– engineer
  • Tom Dwyer – assistant
  • Rod O’Brien – assistant engineer
  • Carmine Rubino – engineer
  • Shelly Yakus– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Ride Captain Ride – Skip Konte, Franke Konte, Mike Pinera, Carlos Pinera
  2. Life – Allen Toussaint
  3. No Show – Ron McClure
  4. I Was a Witness to a War – Danny Meehan, Bobby Scott
  5. One Room Country Shack – John Lee Hooker, traditional
  6. Applause – Janis Ian
  7. Yesterday’s Music – Clayton-Thomas, William Smith
  8. Naked Man – Randy Newman
  9. Got to Get You into My Life – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  10. Takin’ It Home – Bobby Colomby

 

In March 1969.

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In March 1969, “Decca” label released “Blue Matter”, the third Savoy Brown album. It was recorded December / March 1968 – January 1969, and was produced by Mike Vernon. The album is mix of live and studio recordings.
Personnel:

  • Chris Youlden– lead vocal, guitar, piano
  • Kim Simmonds– lead guitar, harmonica, piano
  • “Lonesome” Dave Peverett– rhythm guitar, vocal
  • Tone Stevens– bass
  • Roger Earl– drums, percussion
  • Bob Hall– piano
  • Rivers Jobe– bass
  • Terry Flannery, Keith Martin, Alan Moore, Brian Perrin, Derek Wadsworth– trombones
  • Track one arranged by Terry Noonan, Savoy Brown & Mike Vernon
  • Recorded & Engineered by Roy Thomas Baker
  • Assistant Recording Engineers: Colin Freeman, Michael Mailes, John Punter, Mike Vernon
  • David Anstey – cover design
  • David Wedgbury – photography

Track listing:

  1. Train to Nowhere – Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden
  2. Tolling Bells – Kim Simmonds, Chris Youlden
  3. She’s Got a Ring in His Nose and a Ring on Her Hand – Chris Youlden
  4. Vicksburg Blues – Bob Hall, Chris Youlden
  5. Don’t Turn Me from Your Door – John Lee Hooker
  6. Grits Ain’t Groceries (All Around the World) – Titus Turner
  7. May Be Wrong – Dave Peverett
  8. Louisiana Blues – Muddy Waters
  9. It Hurts Me Too – Mel London