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On October 16, 1969.

On October 16, 1969, Lejzor Szmuel Czyż aka Leonard Chess died aged 52. He was a record company executive and the co-founder of Chess Records, home to John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, Jimmy Reed, and Sonny Boy Williamson. He was influential in the development of rock and roll, electric blues, and the Chicago blues scene.

On May 29, 2019.

On May 29, 2019, David Curtis Glover aka Tony “Little Sun” Glover died aged 79. He was singer, musician (harmonica) and music critic. In 1963, together with John Koerner and Dave Ray he formed the blues trio Koerner, Ray & Glover. In the late sixties, Glover was disc jockey on “KDWB-AM” radio in Minneapolis where he formed the band Nine Below Zero. He was a music critic, writing articles for “Rolling Stone”, “Sign Out”, “Hit Parader”, “Creem”, and other music magazines. Glover wrote liner notes for albums by John Lee Hooker, John Hammond, Sonny Terry, Michael Lessac, Sonny & Brownie, Willie & the Bees and the Jayhawks, and for “The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966”, “The Royal Albert Hall Concert”. Glover was the author of several blues harp songbooks and along with Ward Gaines and Scott Dirks, a co-author, of Little Walter biography “Blues with a Feeling: The Little Walter Story”. He taught harmonica playing Mick Jagger and David Johansen.

 

On December 2, 2016.

On December 2, 2016, “Polydor” label released “Blue & Lonesome”, the 23rd Rolling Stones album. It was recorded in December 2015, at “British Grove Studios” and was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins. It is the band’s first album to feature only cover songs. The album won “Album of the Year” at the “2017 Jazz FM Awards”. “Blue & Lonesome” was certified Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; 2 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, and Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Mick Jagger– vocals, harmonica
  • Keith Richards– electric guitar
  • Ronnie Wood– electric guitar
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Eric Clapton– slide guitar; lead electric guitar
  • Darryl Jones– bass
  • Matt Clifford, Chuck Leavell– keyboards
  • Jim Keltner– percussion
  • Andy Cook, Jason Elliott, Derrick Stockwell – assistant enginer
  • Richard Havers – liner notes
  • Stephen Marcussen, Ron McMaster – mastering
  • Krish Sharma – engineer, mixer
  • Pierre de Beauport – crew chief
  • Don McAulay – drum technician

Track listing:

  1. Just Your Fool – Buddy Johnson
  2. Commit a Crime – Howlin’ Wolf
  3. Blue and Lonesome – Little Walter
  4. All of Your Love – Magic Sam
  5. I Gotta Go – Little Walter
  6. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing – Miles Grayson, Lermon Horton
  7. Ride ‘Em on Down – Eddie Taylor
  8. Hate to See You Go – Little Walter
  9. Hoo Doo Blues – Otis Hicks, Jerry West
  10. Little Rain – Ewart G.Abner Jr., Jimmy Reed
  11. Just Like I Treat You – Willie Dixon
  12. I Can’t Quit You Baby – Willie Dixon

 

On July 22, 1966.

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On July 22, 1966, “Decca” label released “Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton”, an album by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. It was recorded in April 1966, at “Decca Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 195 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • John Mayall– lead vocals, piano, Hammond B3 organ, harmonica
  • Eric Clapton– lead vocals, lead guitar,
  • John McVie– bass guitar
  • Hughie Flint– drums
  • Alan Skidmore– tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Almond– baritone saxophone
  • Derek Healey – trumpet
  • Gus Dudgeon– engineer

Track listing:

  1. All Your Love – Otis Rush
  2. Hideaway – Freddie King, Sonny Thompson
  3. Little Girl – John Mayall
  4. Another Man – John Mayall
  5. Double Crossing Time – Eric Clapton, John Mayall
  6. What’d I Say – Ray Charles
  7. Key to Love – John Mayall
  8. Parchman Farm – Mose Allison
  9. Have You Heard – John Mayall
  10. Ramblin’ on My Mind – Robert Johnson
  11. Steppin’ Out – C. Frazier
  12. It Ain’t Right – Little Walter