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IN May 1976.

In May 1976, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.

Personnel:

  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, guitar, banjo, bells
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • Jon Cobert – piano
  • Charles Brown III – electric guitar
  • Elliott Randall – electric guitar
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Richard Crooks – drums, spoons
  • Jimmy Maelen – congas
  • Eric Weissberg – banjo
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Kenny Kosek – violin
  • David Sanborn – saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm – cornet, trumpet
  • David Taylor – bass trombone

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged and adapted by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)

On April 19, 2005.

On April 19, 2005, “Sovereign Records” label released “Here Come the Choppers”, the 17th Loudon Wainwright III album. It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Lee Townsend.

Personnel:

  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Bill Frisell – electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz – mandolin, pedal steel, electric and lap steel guitar
  • David Piltch – acoustic and electric bass
  • Coco Love Alcorn – vocals
  • Chris Gestrin – Wurlitzer
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Shawn Pierce – engineer, mixing
  • Steve Vance – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III.

  1. My Biggest Fan
  2. No Sure Way
  3. Had to Be Her
  4. Hank and Fred
  5. Half Fist
  6. To Be on TV
  7. God’s Country
  8. Make Your Mother Mad
  9. When You Leave
  10. Nanny
  11. Here Come the Choppers
  12. Things

On September 2, 2001.

On September 2, 2001, Jay Migliori died aged 70. He was a musician (saxophone), a founding member of Supersax, a Charlie Parker tribute band. Some artists he performed and recorded with include Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Frank Sinatra, Maynard Ferguson, The 5th Dimension, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, Gene Ammons, Paul Anka, David Axelrod, Hoyt Axton, The Byrds, Captain & Tennille, Harry Chapin, Leonard Cohen, Albert Collins, Dick Dale, Neil Diamond, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, The Manhattan Transfer, Harry Nilsson, Van Dyke Parks, Esther Phillips, Helen Reddy, The Righteous Brothers, The Tubes, Loudon Wainwright III, Joe Williams, Brian Wilson, and Neil Young. As a leader, Migliori released three albums.

 

In May 1976.

In May 1976, “Arista” label released “T Shirt”, the sixth Loudon Wainwright III studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Loudon Wainwright III.

Personnel:

  • Loudon Wainwright III – vocals, guitar
  • Richard Davis- bass
  • Hank Jones – keyboards
  • David Sanborn- saxophone
  • Marvin Stamm- horn
  • Jimmy Maelen- conductor
  • Elliott Randall- guitar
  • David Taylor – trombone
  • Eric Weissberg- banjo
  • Charlie Brown – guitar
  • Jeanie Arnold – vocals
  • Jon Cobert – vocals
  • Joe Cocuzzo – drums
  • Kenny Kosek- violin
  • Richard Crooks – drums
  • John Crowder – bass
  • Ron Getman – steel guitar
  • Don Hammond – recorder
  • Peter Labarbera – background vocals
  • John Lissauer- clarinet
  • George Marge – recorder
  • Irwin “Marky” Markowitz- horn
  • Charlie Messing – guitar, vocals
  • Gwynne Michaels – vocals
  • Glen Mitchell – keyboards, vocals
  • Paul Prestopino, Maggie& Terre Roche – vocals
  • Christie Thompson – vocals
  • Stephen Tubin – keyboards
  • Joanne Vent – vocals
  • Jimmy Iovine- engineer, mixing
  • Benno Friedman – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Loudon Wainwright III; except where noted.

  1. Bicentennial
  2. Summer’s Almost Over
  3. Hollywood Hopeful – traditional; arranged by Loudon Wainwright III
  4. Reciprocity
  5. At Both Ends
  6. Wine with Dinner
  7. Hey Packy – George Gerdes
  8. California Prison Blues
  9. Talking Big Apple ’75
  10. Prince Hal’s Dirge
  11. Just Like President Thieu
  12. Wine with Dinner (Night Cap)

 

On March 28, 2013.

On March 28, 2013, Hugh C. McCracken died aged 70. He was guitarist, harmonica player, arranger and producer, best known as session musician who has performed on albums of famous musicians, including Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott, Dr. John, Gary Wright, Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Ron Carter, Rusty Bryant, Marlena Shaw, Deodato, Carly Simon and Andy Gibb. From 1969-1972, McCracken was member of Mike Mainieri’s White Elephant Orchestra.

On June 5, 2001.

Rufus Wainwright - Poses

On June 5, 2001, “DreamWorks” label released “Poses”, the second Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Pierre Marchand, Greg Wells, Alex Gifford, Ethan Johns and Damian LeGassick. In 2002, Wainwright won “Juno Award” for “Best Alternative Album”; at 2002 “GLAAD Media Awards” won “Outstanding Music Album” award. “Poses” was certified Gold in Canada by “CRIA”.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright– vocals, piano, string arrangements, dobro, acoustic guitar, keyboards, guitar
  • Stephanie Allard – violin
  • Carla Antoun – cello
  • Gregg Arreguini – guitar
  • Melissa Auf der Maur– bass, backing vocals
  • Genevieve Beaudry – violin
  • Melanie Belair – violin
  • Jeffrey Bunnell – trumpet
  • Brigid Button – violin
  • Sarah Button – violin
  • Butch Norton– drums, percussion
  • Richard Causon – chamberlin, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3, backing vocals
  • Michael Vincent Chaves – guitar
  • Bernadette Colomine – backing vocals
  • Yves Desrosiers – banjo, guitar, slide guitar, mandolin
  • Julie Dupras – viola
  • Laura Fairhurst – cello
  • Dennis Farias – trumpet
  • Normand Forget – oboe
  • Alex Gifford – bass, guitar, piano, alto flute, bass clarinet
  • Christine Giguere – cello
  • Greg Hay – viola
  • Jeff Hill – bass, backing vocals
  • Wilma Hos – viola
  • Kevin Hupp – drums
  • Victor Indrizzo – drums
  • Ethan Johns – electric guitars, drums, guitar
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Jean-Marc LeBlanc – violin
  • Damian LeGassick – keyboards, drum programming, guitar, string arrangement
  • Jon Lewis – lead trumpetPierre Marchand – string arrangements , bass, piano
  • Ally McErlaine – guitar
  • Jean Paquin – French horn
  • Veronique Potuin – viola
  • Ian Rathbone – viola
  • Julianna Raye – backing vocals
  • Daniel Savant – leader
  • Pierre Savoie – French horn
  • Steve Sidelnyk – drum programming
  • Hilary Skewes – cello
  • Ash Sood – drums
  • Anjana Srinivasan – violin
  • Benmont Tench – Hammond B3 organ
  • Pete Thomas – drums, percussion
  • Teddy Thompson – backing vocals , guitar
  • Martha Wainwright – backing vocals
  • Rebecca Ware – viola
  • Greg Wells – drums, bass, keyboards
  • Pete Wilson – bass guitar

Track listing:

All songs written by Rufus Wainwright, except where noted.

  1. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
  2. Greek Song
  3. Poses
  4. Shadows – Alex Gifford, Rufus Wainwright
  5. California
  6. The Tower of Learning
  7. Grey Gardens
  8. Rebel Prince
  9. The Consort
  10. One Man Guy – Loudon Wainwright III
  11. Evil Angel
  12. In a Graveyard
  13. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” (reprise)

On February 12, 1974.

Bottom Line Club

On February 12, 1974, “The Bottom Line” club opened in New York City. Owned by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowsky, during the 70’s and 80’s, the club was a major space for small-scale music performances. The club stoped working in 2004. Some of the artists who performed in the club were Miles Davis, Gato Barbieri, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Ray Barretto, Peter Gabriel, Al Kooper, Tom Waits, Melvin Van Peebles, Neil Sedaka, Billy Joel, Suzi Quatro, Patti Smith, Flo & Eddie, Toots and the Maytals, Cheech & Chong, Tower of Power, Tim Hardin, Roger McGuinn, JJ Cale, The Meters, Greg Kihn Band, Ry Cooder,Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Sam & Dave, Asım Can Gündüz, The Ronettes, John Cale, Gong, Peter Bardens, The Violent Femmes, Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins, Linda Ronstadt,The Police, Richard Marx, Prince, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Van Morrison, The Stone Poneys, Chuck Mangione, Emmylou Harris, Clinn Rippy, Neil Young, Barry Manilow, Laura Nyro, Loudon Wainwright III, New York Dolls, Lyle Lovett, The Electric Flag, Pat Martino, Todd Rundgren, Graham Parker, Grayson Hugh, Stan Ridgway, Horslips, Dire Straits,Chris Hillman, Hawkwind, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Tracy Nelson, The Pointer Sisters, Betty Carter, Ravi Shankar, Ramones and Michael Hedges.