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In August 1971.


In August 1971, “DJM” label released “Nigel Olsson’s Drum Orchestra and Chorus”, the debut Nigel Olsson album. It was recorded in 1971, at “Dick James Studio”, and was produced by Nigel Olsson.

Personnel:

  • Nigel Olsson – vocal, drums, percussion
  • B.J. Cole – steel guitar, dobro
  • Caleb Quaye – guitar, keyboards
  • Mick Grabham – guitar, percussion
  • Dee Murray – bass guitar
  • Jeff Titmus, Stuart Epps – percussion
  • Katrhi McDonald – lead and backing vocals
  • Claudia Linnear, Doris Troy, Liza Strike – backing vocals
  • Clive Franks – engineer
  • Barry Sherlock – tape operator
  • David Larkham – art direction, design
  • Ian Digby Ovens – photography

Track listing:

  1. Sunshine Looks Like Rain – Caleb Quaye, Mick Grabham, Nigel Olsson
  2. I’m Coming Home – Caleb Quaye, Mick Grabham, Nigel Olsson
  3. Nature’s Way – Randy California
  4. Hummingbird – Leon Russell
  5. Some Sweet Day – Caleb Quaye, Mick Grabham, Nigel Olsson
  6. I Can’t Go Home Again – Gary Wright, Kristina Uppstrom
  7. And I Know in My Heart – Caleb Quaye, Mick Grabham, Nigel Olsson
  8. We’ve Got a Long Way To Go – Ricky Nelson
  9. Wierdhouse – Nigel Olsson
  10. China – Mick Grabham

In July 1976.

In July 1976, “Shelter Records” label released “Sincerely”, the debut Dwight Twilley Band album. It was recorded 1974 – 1976, and was produced by Dwight Twilley and Phil Seymour.

Personnel:

  • Dwight Twilley – lead and harmony vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica
  • Phil Seymour – lead and harmony vocals, bass, drums, percussion
  • Bill Pitcock IV – lead guitar
  • Roger Linn – lead guitar, bass
  • Leon Russell – piano, bass
  • Johnny Johnson – bass
  • Jerry Naifeh – drums
  • Jim Barth, Roger Harris, Roger Linn, Robin Cable, Ted Sharp, Bob Schaper, John Harkin – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Dwight Twilley.

  1. I’m on Fire
  2. Could Be Love
  3. Feeling in the Dark
  4. You Were So Warm
  5. I’m Losing You
  6. Sincerely
  7. TV
  8. Release Me
  9. Three Persons
  10. Baby Let’s Cruise
  11. England
  12. Just Like the Sun

In June 1979.

In June 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Life and Love”, the 16th Leon Russell album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produces by Leon Russell.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – vocal, guitar, piano
  • Jody Pein – guitar
  • Marty Greeb – guitar, saxophone
  • Roger Linn – guitar
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • Roger Linn – drums, engineer
  • Bernetta Rand, Frances Pye, Lena Luckey, Wornell Jones, Joe Chemay – backing vocals
  • Tom Kemp – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell.

  1. One More Love Song
  2. You Girl
  3. Struck By Lightning
  4. Strange Love
  5. Life and Love
  6. On the First Day
  7. High Horse
  8. Sweet Mystery
  9. On the Borderline

In May 1969.

In May 1969, “Stax” label released “Home”, the debut Delaney & Bonnie album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Don Nix and Donald “Duck” Dunn.

Personnel:

  • Delaney Bramlett – vocals, guitar
  • Bonnie Bramlett – vocals
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Leon Russell – keyboards
  • Booker T. Jones – keyboards
  • Isaac Hayes – vocals, keyboards
  • Donald Dunn – bass
  • Carl Radle – bass
  • Al Jackson Jr. – drums
  • Jimmy Karstein – percussion
  • The Memphis Horns :
  • Andrew Love – tenor saxophone
  • Ed Logan – tenor saxophone
  • Jim Terry – saxophone
  • Joe Arnold – saxophone
  • Dick Steff – trumpet
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
  • Jay Pruitt – trumpet
  • John Davis – trumpet
  • Ben Cauley – trumpet
  • William Bell – vocals
  • Phil Forrest – vocals
  • Ron Capone – engineer
  • Jamie Putman – art direction
  • Tom Wilkes – design
  • Barry Feinstein – photography
  • Michael Point – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. It’s Been a Long Time Coming – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett
  2. A Right Now Love – Bonnie Bramlett, Homer Banks
  3. We Can Love – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  4. My Baby Specializes – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  5. Everybody Loves a Winner – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  6. Things Get Better – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wayne Jackson
  7. Just Plain Beautiful – Steve Cropper, Bettye Crutcher
  8. Hard to Say Goodbye – Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle
  9. Pour Your Love on Me – Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett
  10. Piece of My Heart – Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy

In JUly 1978.

In July 1978, “Paradise Records” label released “Americana”, the fourteen Leon Russel album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Leon Russell.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – lead vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, bass instrument
  • Joe Chemay – lead and background vocals, bass, bass instrument
  • Jon Woodhead – guitar
  • Marty Grebb – guitar, saxophone, trumpet
  • Mike Meros – keyboards, organ, synthesizer
  • Brent Nelson – drums, background vocals
  • Wornell Jones – lead and background vocals
  • Scott Goddard – vocals
  • Joe Chemay – background vocals
  • Lee Loughnane – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • James Pankow – trombone
  • Walter Parazaider – tenor saxophone
  • Mark Peters -orchestral arrangements
  • Gene Meros, Steve Ripley – recording engineer
  • Frank Latouf – technician
  • Mike Johnstone – technician
  • Steve Marr – technician
  • Tom Kemp – technician
  • Paul Hodara – photography

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Get Started – Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  2. Elvis and Marilyn – Dyan Diamond, Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  3. From Maine to Mexico – Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  4. When A Man Loves A Woman – A. Wright, C. Lewis
  5. It’s Only Me – Dyan Diamond, Leon Russell
  6. Midnight Lover – Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  7. Housewife – Dyan Diamond, Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  8. Ladies of the Night – Kim Fowley, Leon Russell
  9. Shadow And Me – Leon Russell
  10. Jesus On My Side – Kim Fowley, Leon Russell

On May 3, 2019.

On May 3, 2019, “ABC” label released “Tryst”, album by Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky. It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Paul Grabowsky and Mal Stanley. In 2019, at the “ARIA Music Awards” it won “Best Jazz Album” award. At the “AIR Awards” of 2020, “Tryst” won “Best Independent Jazz Album or EP” award.

Personnel:

  • Kate Ceberano – vocal
  • Paul Grabowsky – piano
  • Mal Stanley – engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Peter Barrett – design
  • Natasha Curato – photography

Track listing:

  1. Wild Is the Wind – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
  2. A Song for You – Leon Russell
  3. For Cilla (medley)
  4. Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan
  5. Suzanne
  6. Melange D’Amour (medley)
  7. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Ewan MacColl
  8.  I Touch Myself – Christina Amphlett, Tom Kelly, Mark McEntee, Billy Steinberg
  9. Forever Young – Bob Dylan
  10. Skylark – Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael

On December 3, 2001.

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”.

On November 10, 1997.

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.

In October 1970.

In October 1970, “ABC” label released “Indianola Mississippi Seeds”, the eighteenth    B. B. King studio album. It was recorded January 1969 – May / June 1970, at “The Record Plant” in Los Angeles, the “Hit Factory”, in New York City, and was produced by Bill Szymczyk. “Indianola Mississippi Seeds” is one of the most highly regarded blues crossover albums of all time.

Personnel: as

  • B.B. King – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Joe Walsh, Hugh McCracken – guitar
  • Carole King – piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Leon Russell – piano
  • Paul Harris – piano
  • Bryan Garofalo, Jerry Jemmott – bass guitar
  • Russ Kunkel, Herbie Lovelle – drums
  • Jimmie Haskell – string and horn arrangements
  • Bill Szymczyk, Gary Kellgren – engineer
  • Llyllianne Douma, Mike D. Stone, John Henning – assistant engineer
  • Bob Macleod – mastering
  • Robert Lockart – cover design
  • Ivan Nagy – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by B. B. King, except where noted.

  1. Nobody Loves Me But My Mother
  2. You’re Still My Woman – B. B. King, Dave Clark
  3. Until I’m Dead and Cold
  4. King’s Special
  5. Ain’t Gonna Worry My Life Anymore
  6. Chains and Things – B. B. King, Dave Clark
  7. Go Underground – B. B. King, Dave Clark
  8. Hummingbird – Leon Russell

On September 22, 2017.

On September 22, 2017, “Palmetto Records” label released “On a Distant Shore”, the 40th Leon Russell album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Thirty Seventeen Studio” in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Mark Lambert and Leon Russell.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Russ Pahl – steel guitar
  • Andre Reiss – guitar
  • Mark Lambert  – guitar, liner notes, engineer, mixing
  • Chris Leuzinger – guitar
  • Larry Hall  – guitar, horn, keyboards, orchestral arrangements, strings
  • Drew Lambert – bass
  • Mike Brignardello – bass
  • Greg Morrow – drums
  • Coco Bridges – vocal, cover painting
  • Ray Goren – various instruments
  • Tony Harrell – keyboards
  • Sugaree Noel Bridges – vocals
  • Eddie Kramer – engineer, mixing
  • Shawn Davies – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell.

  1. On a Distant Shore
  2. Love This Way
  3. Here Without You by Matt Harris and Leon
  4. This Masquerade
  5. Black and Blue
  6. Just Leaves and Grass
  7. On the Waterfront
  8. Easy to Love
  9. Hummingbird
  10. The One I Love Is Wrong
  11. Where Do We Go From Here
  12. A Song for You