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On August 2, 1994.

On August 2, 1994, “Arista” label released the self-titled, debut Tractors album. It was recorded 1993 – 1994, and was produced by Steve Ripley and Walt Richmond. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Ripley– lead vocals, electric guitar, drums, engineer, original art, design
  • Ron Getman – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, Dobro, mandolin, high harmony vocals
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums, “groove snares”, tambourine, percussion
  • Walt Richmond – Steinway piano, Hammond B–3 organ, accordion, Wurlitzer, clavinet, drums, horns, bassvocals
  • Casey van Beek – bass guitar, low harmony vocals
  • J. Cale– guitar
  • Joe Davis – saxophones
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Glen Mitchell – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Bonnie Raitt– slide guitar
  • Angelene Ripley – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Elvis Ripley – tremologuitar
  • Leon Russell– synthesizer, MIDI
  • Ed Richmond – fiddle
  • Joe Davis – saxophones
  • Ron Morgan – upright bass
  • Debbie Campbell – background vocal
  • John Crowder – background vocals
  • Jim Sweney – background vocals
  • Steve Collier – steel guitar
  • Gene Crownaver – steel guitar
  • Curly Lewis – fiddles
  • Waddy Pass – steel guitar
  • Rick Morton – fiddle
  • Jim Pulte – bass vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt – slide guitar
  • Angelene Ripley – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Elvis Ripley – tremolo guitar, engineer
  • James Burton– “Master of the Telecaster”
  • Steve Bagsby – steel guitar
  • Curly Lewis – fiddle
  • Ry Cooder– slide guitar
  • Eldon Shamblin– guitar
  • Joe Davis – horns
  • Junior Markham & the Tulsa All-Stars
  • Jimmy “Junior” Markham – harmonica
  • Jimmy Karstein – drums
  • Chuck Blackwell – drums
  • Chuck Browning – drums
  • David Teegarden – drums
  • Steve Hickerson – guitar
  • Tommy Tripplehorn – guitar
  • Glen Mitchell, Larry Bell, Carl Bickhardt, Dick Sims, Angelene Ripley, Ed Robinson – Hammond B-3 organs
  • Steve Allen, Rick Beilke, Mike Bruce, Mark Bruner, Jim Byfield, Robert Coggins, Jon Crowder, Gary Cundiff, Jim Edwards, Richard Feldman, Huey Flannery, Ron Flynt, Michael Garrett, Gary Gilmore, Doc James, Roger Linn, Steve Pryor, Jim Pulte, Gordon Shryock, “Skee”, Roger Tillison, Don White – guitar
  • Chuck DeWalt, Bill Belknap, Rich Brown, Jim Keltner – additional drums
  • Stacey Grant – trombone
  • Danny Mayo– life observations and noises
  • Ron Morgan – bass guitar riffs
  • Bonnie Raitt – slide guitar
  • Charlene Ripley – trumpet
  • Pat “Taco” Ryan – saxophone
  • Jim Strader – bass guitar licks
  • Spencer Sutton – piano
  • Ron Getman – engineer
  • Walt Richmond – engineering, photography
  • Angelene Ripley – engineering
  • Denny Purcell – mastering
  • Maude Gilman – art direction
  • Señor McGuire – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Tulsa Shuffle – Steve Ripley
  2. Fallin’ Apart – Steve Ripley, Ron Getman
  3. Thirty Days – Chuck Berry
  4. I’ve Had Enough – Steve Ripley
  5. The Little Man — Jim Pulte, Ripley, Tim DuBois
  6. Baby Likes to Rock It – Steve Ripley, Walt Richmond
  7. Badly Bent – Steve Ripley, Richmond, Martha Ellis
  8. The Blue Collar Rock – Steve Ripley
  9. Doreen – Steve Ripley
  10. Settin’ the Woods on Fire – Fred Rose, Ed G. Nelson
  11. Tryin’ to Get to New Orleans – Steve Ripley, Richmond, DuBois
  12. The Tulsa Shuffle (revisited) – Steve Ripley
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On April 7, 1975.

On April 7, 1975, “Shelter” label released “Will O’ the Wisp”, the sixth Leon Russell studio album. It was recorded in 1975, and was produced by Denny Cordell and Leon Russell.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesizer, clavinet, percussion
  • Steve Cropper, Bobby Manuel, J. Cale, Tommy Allsup, Don Preston – guitar
  • Donald Dunn, Carl Radle– bass guitar
  • Patrick Henderson– organ
  • Teddy Jack Eddy, Richard “Moon” Calhoun, Al Jackson Jr., Ambrose Adekoya Campbell, Jim Keltner, Carl Himmel – drums
  • Mary McCreary – background vocals
  • Jim Horn– alto saxophone
  • Masako Hirayama – biwa
  • Minoru Muraoka – flute
  • Roger Linn– synthesizer, programming
  • Gailard Sartain – illustrations, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Leon Russell

  1. Will O’ the Wisp
  2. Little Hideaway
  3. Make You Feel Good
  4. Can’t Get Over Losing You
  5. My Father’s Shoes
  6. Stay Away from Sad Songs
  7. Back to the Island
  8. Down on Deep River
  9. Blue Bird
  10. Laying Right Here in Heaven
  11. Lady Blue

In February 1967.

In February 1967, “Columbia” label released “Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers”, the debut Gene Clark album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Larry Marks and Gary Usher.

Personnel:

  • Gene Clark– vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Glen Campbell– electric guitar
  • Jerry Cole– guitars
  • Bill Rinehart– guitars
  • Clarence White– guitar
  • Doug Dillard– electric banjo
  • Leon Russell– piano, harpsichord; string arrangements
  • Van Dyke Parks– keyboards
  • Chris Hillman– bass
  • Jim Gordon– drums
  • Michael Clarke– drums
  • Vern Gosdin– backing vocals
  • Rex Gosdin– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gene Clark, except where noted.

  1. Echoes
  2. Think I’m Gonna Feel Better
  3. Tried So Hard
  4. Is Yours Is Mine
  5. Keep on Pushin’ – Gene Clark, Bill Rinehart
  6. I Found You
  7. So You Say You Lost Your Baby
  8. Elevator Operator – Gene Clark, Bill Rinehart
  9. The Same One
  10. Couldn’t Believe Her
  11. Needing Someone

 

On February 3, 2015.

On February 3, 2015, “Verve” label released “Wallflower”, the twelfth Diana Krall album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Verve Studio” in Santa Monica, “Capitol Studios” and “The Village Studios” in Hollywood, “MSR Studios” in New York City, “Soundtrade Studios” in Sweden, “The Orange Lounge” in Toronto, “Creekside Studio” in Vancouver BC, “Studio Ferber” in Paris, “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Diana Krall – vocals, piano
  • Michael Buble – vocals
  • Brian Adams – vocals
  • Ramon Stagnaro – acoustic guitar
  • Michael Thompson – acoustic guitar
  • David Foster – piano, keyboards, arranger
  • William Ross – arranger
  • Chris Walden – arranger
  • Vince Mendoza – arranger
  • Stephen Stills – electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Graham Nash, Timothy B. Schmit – backing vocals
  • Nathan East – bass
  • Christian McBride, E-Bow – bass
  • Dennis Crouch – bass
  • Michael Thompson – electric guitar
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Karriem Riggins – drums
  • Karriem Riggins – drums
  • Jochem van der Saag – synth, programming, sound designer, mixing, co-producer
  • Andreas Carlsson – co-producer
  • Gavin Greenaway – orchestra conductor
  • Everton Nelson – orchestra leader
  • Chris Potter, Guillaume Dujardin, Jochem van der Saag, Jorge Vivo – engineer
  • Paul Forgues, Daniel Fyfe, Chris Owens, Steve Genewick – engineer assistant
  • Anders Pantzer, Roy Hendrickson, Spencer Sunshine – recording engineer
  • Jorge Vivo, Nuno Fernandes, Steve Price, Hank Linderman – recording
  • Paul Blakemore – mastering
  • Coco Shinomiya – design
  • Fotheringham – illustration

Track listing:

  1. California Dreamin’ – John Philips, Michelle Philips
  2. Desperado – Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  3. Superstar – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  5. Wallflower – Bob Dylan
  6. If I Take You Home Tonight – Paul McCartney
  7. I Can’t Tell You Why – Timothy B. Schmit, Don Henley, Glenn Frey
  8. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word – Elton John, Bernard Taupin
  9. Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels) – Jim Croce
  10. I’m Not in Love – Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart
  11. Feels Like Home – Randy Newman
  12. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Neil Finn

 

On August 1, 1977.

On August 1, 1977, “Columbia” label released “Tasty”, the eleventh Shadows album. It was recorded April – August 1974, March – April 1977, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and “Music Centre” in Wembley, and was produced by Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, John Farrar, Brian Bennett, Dave Richmond and Alan Tarney.

Personnel:

  • Hank Marvin- electric and acoustic guitars
  • Bruce Welch- electric and acoustic guitars
  • John Farrar- electric and acoustic guitars
  • Brian Bennett- drums, percussion, piano
  • Dave Richmond, Alan Tarney- bass guitar
  • Norrie Paramor- orchestral accompaniment
  • Tony Clark and Dick Plant – engineers
  • Gered Mankowitz – back cover photography
  • Cream – artwork, design

Track listing:

  1. Cricket Bat Boogie – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  2. Return to the Alamo – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  4. Another Night – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Alan Tarney, Bruce Welch
  5. Honky Tonk Women – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  6. Montezuma’s Revenge – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  7. Walk, Don’t Run – Johnny Smith
  8. Superstar – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  9. Bermuda Triangle – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  10. The Most Beautiful Girl – Rory Bourke, Billy Sherrill, Norro Wilson
  11. Creole Nights – Brian Bennett, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch

 

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Elektra” label released “The Original Delaney & Bonnie”, the second   Delaney & Bonnie studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Elektra Sound Recorders Studios”, in Los Angeles, and was produced by Delaney Bramlett and David Anderle.

Personnel:

  • Bonnie Bramlett- vocals
  • Delaney Bramlett- guitars, vocals, arrangements
  • Leon Russell- guitars, piano, arrangements
  • Jerry McGee – guitars
  • Carl Radle- bass guitar
  • Bobby Whitlock- organ, keyboards, vocals
  • Bobby Keys- saxophone
  • Jim Price- trombone, trumpet, horns
  • Rita Coolidge- backing vocals
  • Jim Keltner, Jim Gordon- drums, percussion
  • Jimmie Haskell – string arrangements
  • John Haeny: engineer
  • Barry Feinstein: photography

Track listing:

  1. Get Ourselves Together – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Carl Radle
  2. Someday – Delaney Bramlett, Jerry Allison, Bonnie Bramlett, Doug Gilmore
  3. Ghetto – Delaney Bramlett, Bettye Crutcher, Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett
  4. When the Battle Is Over – Mac Rebennack, Jessie Hill
  5. Dirty Old Man – Delaney Bramlett, Mac Davis
  6. Love Me a Little Longer – Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett
  7. I Can’t Take It Much Longer – Delaney Bramlett, Joey Cooper
  8. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man – Dan Penn, Chips Moman
  9. Soldiers of the Cross – traditional
  10. Gift of Love – Delaney Bramlett, Mac Davis

On May 30, 1980.

On May 30, 1980, Carl Dean Radle died aged 37. He was musician (bass, guitar) and music producer, best known as the bass player with Derek and the Dominoes. Radle has worked with many influential artists including  Gary Lewis & the Playboys, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Dave Mason, Delaney and Bonnie, Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon, Duane Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson. J. J. Cale, Leon Russell, and Buddy Guy. In 2006, he was posthumously inducted to the “Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame”.