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On March 19, 1962.

On March 19, 1962, “Columbia” label released “The Electrifying Aretha Franklin”, the second Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded July – December 1961, January 1962, at “Columbia Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by John H. Hammond.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin– vocals, piano
  • John H. Hammond– personal supervisor
  • Richard Wess – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. You Made Me Love You – Joe McCarthy, James Vincent Monaco
  2. I Told You So – John Leslie McFarland
  3. Rock-a-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody – Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young
  4. Nobody Like You – James Cleveland
  5. Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  6. It’s So Heartbreakin’ – John Leslie McFarland
  7. Rough Lover – John Leslie McFarland
  8. Blue Holiday – Willie Denson, Luther Dixon
  9. Just for You – Bailey, John Leslie McFarland
  10. That Lucky Old Sun(Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) – Haven Gillespie, Harry Beasley Smith
  11. I Surrender, Dear – Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford
  12. Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
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In January 1963.

In January 1963, “Moodsville” label released “Bluesy Burrell”, the 18th Kenny Burrell album. It was recorded on September 14, at ”Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Ozzie Cadena.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Burrell- guitar
  • Coleman Hawkins- tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan- piano
  • Major Holley- bass
  • Eddie Locke- drums
  • Ray Barretto- congas

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Burrell, except where noted.

  1. Tres Palabras – Osvaldo Farrés
  2. No More
  3. Guilty – Harry Akst, Gus Kahn, Richard A. Whiting
  4. Montono Blues
  5. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer
  6. Out of This World – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  7. It’s Getting Dark

In January 1960.

In 1960, “Riverside” label released “Portrait in Jazz”, the sixth Bill Evans. It was recorded in December 1959, at “Reeves Sound Studios” in New York Studios, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Bill Evans– piano
  • Scott LaFaro– bass
  • Paul Motian– drums
  • Jack Higgins – engineer
  • George Horn – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  2. Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer
  3. Witchcraft – Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh
  4. When I Fall in Love – Victor Young, Edward Heyman
  5. Peri’s Scope – Bill Evans
  6. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter
  7. Spring Is Here – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
  9. Blue in Green – Miles Davis, Bill Evans

On December 27, 1981.

On December 27, 1981, Hoagland Howard “Hoagy”  Carmichael  died aged 82. He was composer, pianist, singer, actor, and bandleader. Carmichael composed several hundred songs, including fifty that achieved hit record status. His best known songs are four among the most-recorded American songs of all time: “Stardust”, “Georgia on My Mind” (lyrics by Stuart Gorrell), “The Nearness of You”, and “Heart and Soul” (lyrics by Frank Loesser). His song “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening,” (lyrics by Johnny Mercer, won the “Academy Award for Best Original Song” in 1951. Carmichael’s songs were performed by many famous musicians including Sidney Arodin, Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Bix Beiderbecke, Ray Charles, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Helen Forrest, Harry James, Spike Jones, Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer, Glenn Miller, Dinah Shore, Jack Teagarden and Paul Whiteman.

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Columbia” label released “Someday My Prince Will Come”, the 35th Miles Davis album. It was recorded in March 1961, at “Columbia’s 30th Street Studio” in Manhattan, New York City, and was produced by Teo Mecero.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis– trumpet
  • Hank Mobley– tenor saxophone
  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums
  • Philly Joe Jones– drums
  • Fred Plaut, Frank Laico – engineers
  • Bob Cato– cover design
  • Frances Davis – cover model

Track listing:

  1. Someday My Prince Will Come – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey
  2. Old Folks – Willard Robison, Dedette Lee Hill
  3. Pfrancing – Miles Davis
  4. Drad-Dog – Miles Davis
  5. Teo – Miles Davis
  6. I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer

 

On December 1, 1974.

On December 1, 1974, “Blue Note” label released “Satin Doll”, the fourth Bobbi Humphrey studio album. It was recorded June – August 1974, at “Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Larry Mizell.

Personnel:

  • Bobbi Humphrey– vocals, flute
  • Fonce Mizell– vocals, clavinet, trumpet
  • Jerry Peters- piano, clavinet
  • Larry Mizell– vocals, electric piano synthesizer, clavinet, arranger, conductor
  • Phil Davis, Don Preston– synthesizer
  • Melvin “Wah Wah Watson” Ragin, John Rowin- guitar
  • Wayne Tweed, Chuck Rainey- electric bass
  • Harvey Mason- drums
  • King Errison- conga
  • Roger Sainte, Stephanie Spruill- percussion
  • Chuck Davis, Samantha Harris, Freddie Perren- backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Larry Mizell except where noted.

  1. New York Times
  2. Satin Doll – Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn
  3. San Francisco Lights – Chuck Davis
  4. Ladies Day
  5. Fun House – Terry McFaddin, Melvin “Wah-Wah Watson” Ragin
  6. My Little Girl
  7. Rain Again
  8. You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

 

On September 19, 2006.

On September 19, 2006, “Verve” label released “From This Moment On”, the ninth Diana Krall studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Diana Krall and Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Diana Krall– vocals, piano; arrangements
  • Gil Castellanos, Terell Stafford– trumpet
  • Gerald Clayton, Tamir Hendelman– piano
  • Jeff Clayton– alto and soprano saxophone
  • Anthony Wilson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Rickey Woodard – tenor saxophone
  • John Clayton– bass, arrangements, conducting
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Jeff Hamilton– drums
  • The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • Rick Fernandez, Dan Johnson, Joe Napolitano, Bill Smith, Paul Smith – assistant engineering
  • Steve Genewick – Pro Toolsengineering, recording
  • Al Schmitt– mixing, recording
  • Doug Sax, Sangwook Nam – mastering
  • Hollis King – art direction
  • Coco Shinomiya – design
  • Sam Taylor-Wood– back cover photography
  • Bruce Weber– photography

Track listing:

  1. It Could Happen to You – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  2. Isn’t This a Lovely Day – Irving Berlin
  3. How Insensitive – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel
  4. Exactly Like You – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  5. From This Moment On – Cole Porter
  6. I Was Doing All Right – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  7. Little Blue Girl – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. Day In Day Out – Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer
  9. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  10. Come Dance With Me – Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn
  11. It Was a Beautiful Day in August / You Can Depend on Me – Ray Brown, Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines