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In September 1964.

In September 1964, “MGM” label released the self-titled, debut Animals (The) album. It was recorded January – July 1964, and was produced by Mickie Most.

Personnel:

  • Eric Burdon – vocals
  • Hilton Valentine – guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Price – organ, vibraphone, guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Chas Chandler – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Steel – drums
  • Val Valentin – engineer

Track listing:

  1. The House of the Rising Sun – traditional, arranged by Alan Price
  2. The Girl Can’t Help It – Bobby Troup
  3. Blue Feeling – Jimmy Henshaw
  4. Baby Let Me Take You Home – Wes Farrell, Bert Russell
  5. The Right Time – Lew Herman
  6. Talkin’ Bout You – Ray Charles
  7. Around and Around – Chuck Berry
  8. I’m in Love Again – Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino
  9. Gonna Send You Back to Walker – Johnnie Mae Matthews
  10. Memphis, Tennessee – Chuck Berry
  11. I’m Mad Again – John Lee Hooker
  12. I’ve Been Around – Fats Domino

On August 4, 2017.

On August 4, 2017, “Rounder Records” label released “Party of One”, the debut George Thorogood album. It was recorded in 2017, at “House of Blues Studios” in Encino, Los Angeles, and was produced by Jim Gaines.

Personnel:

  • George Thorogood – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Scott Billington – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. I’m a Steady Rollin’ Man – Robert Johnson
  2. Soft Spot – Alen Shamblin, Gary Nicholson
  3. Tallahassee Women – Tallahassee Tight
  4. Wang Dang Doodle – Willie Dixon
  5. Boogie Chillin’ – Bernard Besman, John Lee Hooker
  6. No Expectations – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. Bad News – John D. Loudermilk
  8. Down the Highway – Bob Dylan
  9. Got to Move – Elmore James, Marshall E. Sehorn
  10. Born with the Blues – Brownie McGhee
  11. The Sky is Crying – Morgan Robinson, Clarence Lewis, Elmore James
  12. The Hookers – John Lee Hooker
  13. Pictures from Life’s Other Side – traditional, Hank Williams
  14. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – John Lee Hooker
  15. Dynaflow Blues – John Ned Shines

On May 14, 2021.

On May 14, 2021, “Easy Eye Sound” and “Nonesuch” labels released “Delta Kream”,  tenth Black Keys (The) studio album. It was recorded in December 2019, at “Easy Eye Sound” in Nashville, and was produced by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

Personnel:

  • Dan Auerbach – lead vocals, electric guitar
  • Patrick Carney – drums, percussion
  • Kenny Brown – electric guitar
  • Eric Deaton – bass
  • Sam Bacco – additional percussion
  • Tchad Blake – mixing
  • Ryan Smith – mastering
  • M. Allen Parker – engineer
  • Caleb Van Buskirk – additional engineering
  • Michael Deano – engineer assistant
  • Mickey Smay – engineer assistant

Track list

  1. Crawling Kingsnake – John Lee Hooker, Bernard Besman
  2. Louise – Mississippi Fred McDowell
  3. Poor Boy a Long Way from Home – R. L. Burnside
  4. Stay All Night – Junior Kimbrough
  5. Going Down South – R. L. Burnside
  6. Coal Black Mattie – Ranre Burnette
  7. Do the Romp – Junior Kimbrough
  8. Sad Days, Lonely Nights – Junior Kimbrough
  9. Walk with Me – Junior Kimbrough
  10. Mellow Peaches – Big Joe Williams
  11. Come On and Go with Me – Junior Kimbrough

In March 1971.

In March 1971, “Liberty” label released “Split”, the fourth Groundhogs (The) album. It was recorded in November 1970, at “De Lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony McPhee.

Personnel:

  • Tony McPhee – vocals, guitars
  • Peter Cruikshank – bass guitar
  • Ken Pustelnik – drums
  • Martin Birch – engineer
  • Chris Richardson – design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony McPhee

  1. Split – Part One
  2. Split – Part Two
  3. Split – Part Three
  4. Split – Part Four
  5. Cherry Red
  6. A Year in the Life
  7. Junkman
  8. Groundhog (based on “Ground Hog Blues” by John Lee Hooker)

On October 24, 2018.

On October 24, 2018, Melvin M. Ragin aka Wah Wah Watson died aged 67. He was musician (guitar), famous for his unique skills with wah-wah pedal. He was member of The Funk Brothers, the studio band for “Motown Records”, recorded and performed with Dizzy Gillespie, John Lee Hooker, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Vanessa Williams, Thelma Houston, The Four Tops, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Michael Jackson, Maxwell, The Beach Boys, George Benson, Bobbi Humphrey, Janet Jackson, Yung Berg, Blondie, Norman Whitfield, The Undisputed Truth, Donald Byrd, Labelle, Love Unlimited, Cher, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gloria Gaynor, The Temptations (his guitar work on “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”), Pointer Sisters, Martha Reeves, Rose Royce, Bob Scaggs and Herbie Hancock. As leader, Wah Wah Watson released one solo album (Elementary, 1976).

In September 1967.

In September 1967, “Decca” label released “Shake Down”, the debut Savoy Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1967, at “Decca Studios” in West Hampstead, North West, and was produced by Mike Vernon.

Personnel:

  • Brice Portius – vocals
  • Kim Simmonds – lead and rhythm guitar
  • Martin Stone – lead and rhythm guitar
  • Ray Chappell – bass
  • Leo Mannings – drums, percussion
  • Bob Hall – piano
  • Gus Dudgeon – recording
  • Guy Fletcher – mastering
  • Neil Slaven – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. I Ain’t Superstitious – Willie Dixon
  2. Let Me Love You Baby – Willie Dixon
  3. Black Night – Jessie Mae Robinson
  4. High Rise – Beverly Bridge, Sonny Thompson, Freddie King
  5. Rock Me Baby – B.B. King, Joe Josea
  6. I Smell Trouble – Deadric Malone
  7. Oh! Pretty Woman – Albert King
  8. Little Girl – Willie Dixon
  9. The Doormouse Rides the Rails – Martin Stone
  10. It’s My Own Fault – John Lee Hooker
  11. Shake ‘Em On Down – traditional, arranged by Bob Hall

On September 4, 2001.

On September 4, 2001, “Hyena” label released “Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions”, the 19th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded in April 2001, at “Sun Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Vernon Reid.

Personnel:

  • James Blood Ulmer – vocals, guitar
  • Vernon Reid – guitar
  • Charles Burnham – violin
  • Rick Steff – piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond B3 organ
  • David Barnes – harmonica
  • Mark Peterson – bass
  • Aubrey Dayle – drums

Track listing:

  1. Spoonful – Willie Dixon
  2. I Want to Be Loved – Willie Dixon
  3. Little Red Rooster – Willie Dixon
  4. Dimples – James Bracken, John Lee Hooker
  5. I Just Want to Make Love to You – Willie Dixon
  6. Evil – Willy Dixon
  7. Death Letter – Son House
  8. Fattening Frogs for Snakes – Willie Williamson
  9. Money – John Lee Hooker
  10. I Love the Life I Live, I Live the Life I Love – Willie Dixon
  11. Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal – Daylie Holmes, Marl H. Young
  12. Double Trouble – Otis Rush
  13. I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) – Chester Burnett
  14. Back Door Man – Willie Dixon

On February 18, 2003.

On February 18, 2003, “Matador” label released “You Are Free”, the sixth Cat Power album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Chan Marshall.

Personnel:

  • Chan Marshall – vocals, guitars, piano
  • Warren Ellis – violin
  • Dave Grohl – bass, drums
  • Eddie Vedder – vocals
  • David Campbell – string arrangement
  • Maggie & Emma – vocals
  • Adam Kasper – recording, mixing
  • Rick Fisher – mastering
  • Mark Borthwick – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Chan Marshall, except where noted.

  1. I Don’t Blame You
  2. Free
  3. Good Woman
  4. Speak for me
  5. Werewoll – Michael Hurley
  6. Fool
  7. He War
  8. Shaking paper
  9. Babydoll
  10. Maybe Not
  11. Names
  12. Half of You
  13. Keep on Runin’ – John Lee Hooker
  14. Evolution

On February 3, 2018.

On February 3, 2018, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler died aged 65. He was musician (drums, percussion), composer, music producer and university professor. He recorded and performed with numerous famous artists including Mile Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson,  Eddie Harris, Patti LaBelle, John Lee Hooker, Donna Summer, George Benson, Robbie Robertson, Syreeta Wright, Hampton Hawes, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, George Duke, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, Joe Henderson, Lionel Richie, Cheryl Lynn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tina Turner, Patrice Rushen, Jennifer Holliday, Harold Land, Minnie Riperton, Azar Lawrence, Santana, Lalo Schifrin, Julian Priester, Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock.

On November 30, 1999.

On November 30, 1999, Don Francis Bowman “Sugarcane” Harris died aged 61. He was musician (violin, guitar), a pioneer in amplification of the violin. He was member of the doo-wop band The Squires, the duo Don and Dewey, Pure Food and Drug Act, performed with Little Richard, recorded and performed with John Mayall & the Bluesbrakers, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, John Lee Hooker, Harvey Mandel, Tupelo Chain Sex, Johnny Otis, Billy Bang, Freddie Roulette, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. As leader Harris released nine albums.wnie McGhee,