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On May 26, 1986.

On May 26, 1986, “America/Smash Records” label released “Class of ’55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming”, album by Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash. it was recorded in September 1985, at “Sun Studio” and “American Studio” in Memphis, and was produced by Chips Moman.


  • Johnny Cash — vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Carl Perkins — vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Jerry Lee Lewis — vocals, piano
  • Roy Orbison — vocals
  • Jack Clement, Marty Stuart — guitar, background vocals
  • Reggie Young, Bob Wootton, Kenneth Lovelace, J.R. Cobb — guitar
  • Memphis Strings — strings
  • Ace Cannon, Wayne Jackson, Jack Hale, Jr., Bob Lewin — horns
  • Bobby Emmons — keyboards, Synclavier
  • Mike Leech, Bob Moore — bass
  • Gene Chrisman, WS Holland, Buddy Harman — drums
  • Toni Wine, Paul Davis, Dan Penn, Rebecca Evans, Chips Moman, Reba Russell – backing vocals
  • Sam Philips, June Carter Cash, John Fogerty, Dave Edmunds, The Judds, Rick Nelson — backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Birth of Rock and Roll – Carl Perkins, Greg Perkins
  2. Sixteen Candles – Luther Dixon, Allyson Khent
  3. Class of ’55 – Chips Moman, Bobby Emmons
  4. Waymore’s Blues – Waylon Jennings, Curtis Buck
  5. We Remember the King – Paul Kennerly
  6. Coming Home – Roy Orbison, Will Jennings, J.D.Souther
  7. Rock and Roll (Fais Do Do) – Michael Smotherman
  8. Keep My Motor Running – Randy Bachman
  9. I Will Rock and Roll with You – Johnny Cash
  10. Big Train (From Memphis) – John Fogerty

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Dunhill” label released “A Group Called Smith”, the debut Smith album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Steve Barri and Joel Sill.


  • Gayle McCormick– lead vocals
  • Rich Cliburn – lead guitar
  • Alan Parker – guitar
  • Larry Moss – organ
  • Jerry Carter – bass
  • Robert Evans – drums
  • John Horrigan – drums

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Get Together – Chet Powers
  2. I Don’t Believe (I Believe) – Jeffrey Thomas
  3. Tell Him No – Rod Argent
  4. Who Do You Love – Bo Diddley
  5. Baby, It’s You – Burt Bacharach, Mack David, Luther Dixon
  6. Last Time – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. I Just Want to Make Love to You – Willie Dixon
  8. Mojalesky Ridge – Harvey Price, Joel Sill, Dan Walsh
  9. Let’s Spend the Night Together – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  10. I’ll Hold Out My Hand – Al Gorgoni, Chip Taylor


March 17, 1998.

On March 17, 1998, “Tzadik” label released “Busy Being Born”, the fourth Gary Lucas album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Gary Lucas and Kazunori Sugiyama.


  • Gary Lucas– vocals, acoustic, electric and steel guitar
  • Greg Cohen– bass guitar
  • Jonathan Kane – drums
  • Larry Fine – vocals
  • John Zorn– saxophone
  • Misako Kano – piano
  • Kenny Hurwitz – vocals
  • Tim Kalliches – engineering
  • Sascha von Oertzen – engineering
  • Irene Trudel – engineering
  • Allan Tucker – mastering
  • Ikue Mori– design
  • André Grossmann – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Lucas, except where noted.

  1. Adon Olom (instrumental) – traditional
  2. Adon Olom – (vocal) – traditional
  3. Shekhinah
  4. Sandman
  5. Sunrise Sunset – Jerry Brock, Sheldon Harnick
  6. Tradition – Jerry Brock, Sheldon Harnick
  7. The Mensch in the Moon – Walter Horn, Gary Lucas
  8. Lydia, The Tattooed Lady – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  9. Crawlspace
  10. Dayenu / Dreidei – traditional
  11. Fleisherei – Green, Lerner, Timberg
  12. A Hundred pounds of Clay – Luther Dixon, Bob Elgin, Kay Rogers
  13. The Seven faces of Dr. Lao – Leigh Haarline
  14. Abie the Fishman
  15. Hinay Ma Tov – traditional
  16. Theme from Exodus – Ernest Gold
  17. Adon olom (acappella) – traditional

On June 5, 2007.

On June 5, 2007, “Blue Note” label released “A Bluish Bag”, album by Stanley Turrentine. It consists of two sessions recorded for the Blue Note label in February and June 1967, and was produced by Alfred Lion.


  • Stanley Turrentine– tenor saxophone
  • Donald Byrd– trumpet
  • Blue Mitchell, Tommy Turrentine– trumpet
  • Julian Priester– trombone
  • Jerry Dodgion– alto saxophone, flute, alto flute
  • Joe Farrell– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Al Gibbons – bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Pepper Adams– baritone saxophone, clarinet
  • Kenny Barron– piano
  • Bucky Pizzarelli– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass
  • Walter Booker– bass
  • Mickey Roker– drums
  • Mickey Roker– drums
  • Duke Pearson – arranger
  • Rudy Van Gelder– engineer

Track listing:

  1. Blues for Del – Stanley Turrentine
  2. She’s a Carioca – Vinicius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antônio Carlos Jobim
  3. Manhã de Carnaval – Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Maria
  4. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  5. What Now My Love – Gilbert Bécaud, Pierre Delanoë, Carl Sigman
  6. Samba do Avião – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  7. Night Song – Lee Adams, Charles Strouse
  8. Days of Wine and Roses – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  9. Come Back to Me – Burton Lane, Alan Jay Lerner
  10. Silver Tears – Henry Mancini
  11. A Bluish Bag – Henry Mancini
  12. With This Ring – Luther Dixon, Anthony Hester, Richard “Popcorn” Wylie

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.


  • 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

On March 22, 1963.


On March 22, 1963, “Parlaphone” label released “Please Please Me”, the debut Beatles studio album.It was recorded September 11,  November 26, 1962, February 11 – 20, 1963, at “EMI Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin. The album was released as a mono LP, the stereo version was released on April 26, same year. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “Please Please Me” at number 39 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” “Rolling Stone” also ranked two songs from the album on its list of “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” – number 140, “I Saw Her Standing There”, and number 186, “Please Please Me”.


  • John Lennon– lead vocals, background vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, hand claps
  • Paul McCartney– lead vocals, background vocals, bass guitar, hand claps
  • George Harrison– background vocals, lead vocals, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, hand claps
  • Ringo Starr– drums, tambourine, maracas, hand claps, lead vocals
  • George Martin– producer, mixer, additional arrangements, piano ,celesta
  • Norman Smith– audio engineer, mixer
  • Andy White– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. I Saw Her Standing There
  2. Misery
  3. Anna (Go to Him) – Arthur Alexander
  4. Chains – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  5. Boys – Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell
  6. Ask Me Why
  7. Please Please Me
  8. Love Me Do
  9. P. S. I Love You
  10. Baby It’s You – Mack David, Barney Williams, Burt Bacharach
  11. Do You Want to Know a Secret?
  12. A Taste of Honey – Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow
  13. There’s a Place
  14. Twist and Shout – Phil Medley, Bert Russell

On March 10, 1967.


On March 10, 1967, “Atlantic” label released “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You”, the eleventh Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded in January and February, 1967 at “Fame Studio”, “Muscle Shoals” and “Atlantic Recording Studios”, in New York, and was produced by Jerry Wexler.  In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 83 ranking on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Chips Moman– guitar
  • Dewey Oldham– keyboards
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass
  • Gene Chrisman – drums
  • Charles Chalmers– tenor saxophone
  • King Curtis– tenor saxophone
  • Charles Chalmers– tenor saxophone
  • Willie Bridges – baritone saxophone
  • Melvin Lastie – trumpet, cornet
  • Carolyn Franklin– background vocals
  • Erma Franklin- background vocals
  • Cissy Houston– background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Respect – Otis Redding
  2. Drown in My Own Tears – Henry Glover
  3. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) – Ronnie Shannon
  4. Soul Serenade – Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon
  5. Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
  6. Baby, Baby, Baby – Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin
  7. Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business – Aretha Franklin, Ted White
  8. Good Times – Sam Cooke
  9. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man – Dan Penn, Chips Moman
  10. Save Me – Curtis Ousley, Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin
  11. A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke