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In November 1984.

In November 1984, “Go! Discs” label released “Brewing Up with Billy Bragg”, the second Billy Bragg album. It was recorded July 1984, at “Berry Street Studio” in London, and was produced by Edward de Bono. In 2000  “Q” magazine ranked the album at number 87 in its list of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Bragg– vocals, guitar
  • Dave Woodhead – trumpet
  • Kenny Craddock– organ
  • Johnny Marr– guitar, vocals, tambourine
  • Kenny Jones – engineer
  • Heeps Willard- cover illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Bragg.

  1. It Says Here
  2. Love Gets Dangerous
  3. The Myth of Trust
  4. From a Vauxhall Velox
  5. The Saturday Boy
  6. Island of No Return
  7. St Swithin’s Day
  8. Like Soldiers Do
  9. This Guitar Says Sorry
  10. Strange Things Happen
  11. A Lover Sings

 

 

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On September 29, 2018.

On September 29, 2018, Otis Rush died aged 84. He was singer, guitarist and songwriter, together with Magic Sam and Buddy Guy, regarded as creator of the West Side Chicago blues style. In 1984, Rush was elected to the “Blues Hall of Fame”; in 2015, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked him at number 53 on its list of “100 Greatest Guitarists”; in 2018, “Jazz Foundation of America” honored Rush with a “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Rush influenced many musicians, including Peter Green, Michael Bloomfield and Eric Clapton.

On July 27, 1993.

On July 27, 1993, “Virgin” label released “Siamese Dream”, the second Smashing Pumpkins studio album. It was recorded December 1992 – March 1993, at “Triclops Sound Studios” in Marietta, Georgia, and was produced by Butch Vig and Billy Corgan. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it number 362 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and 4 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Corgan– lead vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar, Mellotron, string arrangements, mixing
  • James Iha– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • D’arcy Wretzky– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Chamberlin– drums
  • Mike Mills– piano
  • Eric Remschneider– string arrangements, cello
  • David Ragsdale– string arrangements, violin
  • Butch Vig– engineering, mixing, string arrangements
  • Jeff Tomei – engineering
  • Tim Holbrook – special technical engineering
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Len Peltier – sleeve art direction
  • Steve J. Gerdes – sleeve design
  • Melodie McDaniel – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Corgan, except where noted.

  1. Cherub Rock
  2. Quiet
  3. Today
  4. Hummer
  5. Rocket
  6. Disarm
  7. Soma – Billy Corgan, James Iha
  8. Geek U.S.A
  9. Mayonaise – Billy Corgan, James Iha
  10. Spacebot
  11. Silverfuck
  12. Sweet Sweet
  13. Luna

On July 16, 2002.

On July 16, 2002, “Jade Tree” label released “Control”, the third Pedro the Lion album. It was recorded in 2001, and was produced by David Bazan.

Personnel:

  • David Bazan– vocals, drums, guitars, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Casey Foubert– bass guitar, keyboards, guitars, percussion
  • Ryan Clark for “Asterik Studio” – design, illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bazan except where noted.

  1. Options
  2. Rapture
  3. Penetration – David Bazan, Casey Foubert
  4. Indian Summer
  5. Progress
  6. Magazine
  7. Rehearsal
  8. Second Best – David Bazan, Casey Foubert
  9. Priests And Paramedics
  10. Rejoice

In July 1959.

In July 1959, “Checker Records” label released “Go Bo Diddley”, the second Bo Diddley album. It was recorded on March 2, 1955, and in September 1958, and was produced by Leonard Chess, Phil Chess and Bo Diddley. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 214 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

 Personnel:

 Bo Diddley (Ellas McDaniel) – vocals, guitar; violin

  • Peggy Jones– guitar, backing vocals
  • Jerome Green – co-lead vocals, maracas
  • Willie Dixon– bass
  • Clifton James – drums
  • Frank Kirkland – drums
  • Billy Boy Arnold– harmonica
  • Lafayette Leake– piano
  • Otis Spann– piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley), except where noted.

  1. Crackin’ Up
  2. I’m Sorry – Ellas McDaniel, Alan Freed, Harvey Fuqua
  3. Bo’s Guitar
  4. Willie and Lillie
  5. You Don’t Love Me (You Don’t Care)
  6. Say Man
  7. The Great Grandfather
  8. Oh Yea
  9. Don’t Let It Go
  10. Little Girl
  11. Dearest Darling
  12. The Clock Strikes Twelve

 

On May 10, 2010.

On May 10, 2010, “Transgressive Records” label released “Total Life Forever”, the second Foals studio album. It was recorded in September 2009, at “Svenska Grammofon Studios” in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was produced by Luke Smith. The writers and editors, and the readers poll of the UK magazine “The Fly” voted “Total Life Forever” the “Best album of 2010”.

Personnel:

  • Yannis Philippakis– vocals, guitar, drums, art direction
  • Jack Bevan – drums, art direction
  • Jimmy Smith – guitar, art direction
  • Walter Gervers – backing vocals, bass, art direction
  • Edwin Congreave – backing vocals, keyboards, art direction
  • Caroline Wickberg – additional vocals
  • Ferg Peterkin – engineering, programming
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Mike Crossey– recording assistant
  • Daniel Rejmer – engineering
  • Catherine Marks – engineering, mixing
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Big Active, Tinhead – artwork
  • Steve Gullick, Dave Ma – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan, Jimmy Smith, Walter Gervers and Edwin Congreave.

  1. Blue Blood
  2. Miami
  3. Total Life Forever
  4. Black Gold
  5. Spanish Sahara
  6. This Orient
  7. Fugue
  8. After Glow
  9. Alabaster
  10. 2 Trees
  11. What Remains

On April 19, 2012.

On April 19, 2012, Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm died aged 71. He was singer, multi – instrumentalist and actor, best known as drummer and vocalists for The Band. He sang on Band classics including The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Up on Cripple Creek, Rag Mama Rag, and The Weight. In February 2008, his album “Dirt Farmer” won “Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album”, and in November same year, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Helm at number 91 on its list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.