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On July 15, 1963.

On July 15, 1963, “Columbia” label released “Seven Steps to Heaven”, the eighth Miles Davis studio album. It was recorded April – May 1963, at “Columbia Studios” in Los Angeles, “CBS 30th Street Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Teo Macero.

Personnel:

  • Miles Davis – trumpet
  • George Coleman – tenor saxophone
  • Herbie Hancock – piano
  • Victor Feldman – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Frank Butler – drums
  • Tony Williams – drums

Track listing:

  1. Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams
  2. Seven Steps to Heaven – Victor Feldman, Miles Davis
  3. I Fall in Love Too Easy – Jule Styne
  4. So Near, So Far – Tony Crombie, Benny Green
  5. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – Clarence Williams, Charles Warfield
  6. Joshua – Victor Feldman

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “Mushroom” label released “Ego Is Not a Dirty Word”, the second Skyhooks studio album. It was recorded January – May 1975, at “TCS Studios” in Melbourne, and was produced by Duke Wilson. In 1975, at the Australian “King of Pop Awards”, “Ego Is Not a Dirty Word”, was voted the “Most Popular Australian Album”.

Personnel:

  • Shirley Strachan – lead vocals
  • Red Symons – guitar, backing vocals
  • Bob “Bongo” Starkie – guitar, backing vocals
  • Greg Macainsh – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Imants Alfred Strauks – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Peter Jones – Fender Rhodes piano, marimba and vibes, chimes, boobams
  • Greg Sneddon – Arp synthesizer
  • Ross Wilson – Yamaha synthesiser, vocal harmonies
  • Andy Cowan – Mini Moog
  • Col Loughnan – tenor and baritone saxophones
  • Pat Wilson – finger cymbals
  • Ian Mason – harmony vocals
  • Jenny Keath – harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Greg Macainsh, except where noted.

  1. Ego Is Not a Dirty Word
  2. Love on the Radio – Greg Macainsh, Steve Hill
  3. Saturday Night
  4. Love’s Not Good Enough
  5. The Other Side
  6. Smartarse Songwriters
  7. Mercedes Ladies
  8. All My Friends Are Getting Married
  9. Every Chase a Steeple – Red Symons

In June 1970.

In June 1970, “Blue Note” label released “Lift Every Voice”, the twelve Andrew Hill album. It was recorded May 1969 – March 1970, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Francis Volff.

Personnel:

  • Andrew Hill – piano
  • Woody Shaw – trumpet
  • Carlos Garnett – tenor saxophone
  • Richard Davis – bass
  • Freddie Waits – drums
  • Joan Johnson, LaReine LaMar, Gail Nelson, Antenett Goodman Ray – vocals
  • Lawrence Marshall – vocals, conductor

Track listing:

All tracks by Andrew Hill.

  1. Hey Hey
  2. Lift Every Voice
  3. Two Lullabies
  4. Love Chant
  5. Ghetto Lights

On June 3, 1991.

On June 3, 1991, “Kuckuck Schallplatten” label released “Arrow of Time / The Cycle of Time”, the tenth Peter Michael Hamel album. It was recorded in May 1991, at the “Moyes Hall” of the “Slovak Philharmonic” in Bratislava, Slovakia, and was produced by Karol Kopernicky and Eckart Rahn.

Personnel:

  • Cappella Istropolitana – instruments
  • Daniela Ruso – harpsichord
  • Jaroslav Krček – conductor
  • Hubert Geschwandtner – engineer
  • Ulrich Kraus – mastering
  • Benno Hess – illustration
  • Fernando Lippa – illustration
  • Mario Markus – illustration
  • Wolf Huber – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Michael Hamel.

  1. The Arrow of Time: I. Andante
  2. The Arrow of Time: II. Agitato
  3. The Arrow of Time: III. Scherzo
  4. The Arrow of Time: IV. Andante
  5. The Arrow of Time: V. Allegro
  6. The Cycle of Time: I. Allegretto
  7. The Cycle of Time: II. Largo
  8. The Cycle of Time: III. Andante
  9. The Cycle of Time: IV. Vivace

On May 30, 2000.

On May 30, 2000, “Cryptogramophone” label released “The Inkling”, the eleventh Nels Cline album. It was recorded in May 1999, and was produced by Jeff Gauthier.

Personnel:

  1. Nels Cline – acoustic and electric guitar
  2. Mark Dresser – contrabass
  3. Billy Mintz – drum set
  4. Zeena Parkins – harp, electric harp

Track listing:

All tracks by Nels Cline

  1. New Old Hat
  2. Spider Wisdom
  3. Circular
  4. Sunken Song
  5. Shale Bed
  6. Alstromeria
  7. Moth Song
  8. Cork Farm
  9. Queen of Angels
  10. Lullaby for Ian

On May 30, 1979.

On May 30, 1979, “A&M” label released “Where I Should Be”, the sixth Peter Frampton studio album. It was recorded November 1978 – May 1979, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Peter Frampton.

Personnel:

  • Peter Frampton – vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Bob Mayo – keyboards
  • Eddie N. Watkins, Jr. – bass
  • Stanley Sheldon – bass
  • Donald Dunn – bass
  • Tower of Power – horn section
  • Gary Mallaber – drums
  • Jamie Oldaker – drums
  • Steve Forman – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Peter Frampton, except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Stand It No More
  2. Got My Feet Back on the Ground – Peter Frampton, Rodney Eckerman
  3. Where I Should Be (Monkey Song)
  4. Everything I Need – Peter Frampton, Bob Mayo
  5. May I Baby – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  6. You Don’t Know Like I Know – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  7. She Don’t Reply
  8. We’ve Just Begun – Peter Frampton, Bob Mayo
  9. It’s a Sad Affair

On May 25, 2018.

On May 25, 2018, “Inside Out Music” label released “Noise Floor”, the thirteenth Spock’s Beard studio album. It was recorded May 2017 – February 2018, at “The Mouse House” in Altadena, California, “Sweetwater” in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and was produced by John Boegehold and Rich Mouser.

Personnel:

  • Ted Leonard – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Alan Morse – electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals, arranger
  • Ryo Okumoto – keyboards, piano, organ, mellotron
  • Dave Meros – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Nick D’Virgilio – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Eric Gorfain – violin
  • Leah Katz – viola
  • Richard Dodd – cello
  • David Robertson – English horn
  • John Boegehold – arranger
  • Rich Mouser – recording, mixing, mastering
  • Bobby Dellarocco – engineer
  • Markus Riegler – engineer
  • Thomas Ewerhard – design
  • Kat Mueller – photography

Track listing:

  1. To Breathe Another Day – John Boegehold, Ryo Okumoto
  2. What Becomes of Me – John Boegehold
  3. Somebody’s Home – Ted Leonard, Alan Morse
  4. Have We All Gone Crazy Yet – Ted Leonard, Alan Morse
  5. So This Is Life – Stan Ausmus, Alan Morse
  6. One So Wise – Stan Ausmus
  7. Box of Spiders – Ryo Okumoto
  8. Beginnings – Ted Leonard, Ryo Okumoto

On May 21, 1996.

On May 21, 1996, “Warner Music Canada” label released “Open Heart Symphony”, the eight Spirit of the West album. It was recorded in May 1995, at “Orpheum Theatre” and “Mushroom Studios” in Vancouver, Canada, and was produced by Cliff Jones, John Mann, Geoffrey Kelly, Hugh McMillan, Vince Ditrich, Tobin Frank, J. Knutson, Matthew Harder,

Personnel:

  • John Mann – vocals, guitar
  • Geoffrey Kelly – guitars, flutes and bodhran
  • Hugh McMillan – guitars, bass, banjo, trombone, mandolins, Chapman stick, piano, keyboards
  • J. Knutson – vocals
  • Tobin Frank – bass
  • Vince Ditrich – drums
  • George Blondheim – piano
  • The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • George Blondheim – orchestra arrangements
  • Clyde Mitchell – conductor
  • Brian Larson, Cam Wilson – violin, fiddle
  • Charles Inkman – cello
  • Reg Quiring – viola
  • Clyde Mitchell – French horn
  • Rob Nevaleinen – monitor engineer
  • Don Harder, Greg Reely – live recordings engineer
  • Brian Chanpong, Glen Reely, John Henderson – live recordings engineer assistant
  • Pete Wonsiak – recording assistant
  • Greg Reely – recording, mixing
  • Brian K. Lee – mastering
  • John Rummen – artwork, design
  • Petra Erstenuk – violin/heart drawing
  • Dwayne Brown – cover photography
  • David Cooper – live performances photography

Track listing:

All tracks John Mann and Geoffrey Kelly, except where noted.

  1. Williamson’s Garage
  2. Daisy’s Dead
  3. Frankfurt, I’m Sorry
  4. Christmas Eve – traditional
  5. Resurrection
  6. The Miller’s Daughter – Geoffrey Kelly
  7. Bare Branches
  8. Strange Bedfellows
  9. Kiss and Tell
  10. Milk, Tea and Oranges
  11. Let the Ass Bray

On May 19, 1998.

On May 19, 1998, “Elektra” label released “Ophelia”, the second Natalie Merchant studio album. It was recorded July 1996 – May 1997, at “Talking Dwarf Studios” in Little Valley, New York, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals, piano
  • Ken Appollo – organ
  • Craig Ross – acoustic guitar 
  • Karin Peris – acoustic guitar 
  • Lokua Kanza – acoustic guitar
  • Craig Ross – electric guitar
  • Daniel Lanois – electric guitar
  • Don Peris – electric guitar
  • Donnie Ward – electric guitar
  • Todd Vos – electric guitar
  • Graham Maby – bass
  • Jay Brunga – acoustic bass
  • Peter Yanowitz – drums
  • Joakim Lartey – percussion
  • Chris Botti – trumpet
  • Tom Varner – French horn
  • Hector Falcon – violin 
  • Kristof Witek – violin
  • Conroy Kuo – viola 
  • Ralph Farris – viola
  • Garo Yellin – cello 
  • Michelle Kinney – cello
  • Karin Peris – vocals
  • N’Dea Davenport – vocals
  • Karl Berger – string arrangements, conductor
  • John Holbrook – engineer
  • Rupert Coulso – engineer
  • Todd Vos – engineer
  • Ricky Graham – engineer assistant
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Mike Scotella – mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Yungchen Lhamo – translation from Tibetan

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. Ophelia
  2. Life is Sweet
  3. Kind & Generous
  4. Frozen Charlotte
  5. My Skin
  6. Break Your Heart
  7. King of May
  8. Thick as Thieves
  9. Effigy
  10. The Living
  11. When They Ring the Golden Bells 

In May 1957.

In May 1957, “Chess” label released “After School Session”, the debut Chuck Berry album. It was recorded May 1955 – January 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – vocals, guitar, steel guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson – piano
  • Otis Spann – piano
  • Jimmy Rogers – guitar
  • L. C. Davis – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Green – maracas
  • Willie Dixon – bass
  • Fred Below – drums
  • Jasper Thomas – drums
  • Ebby Hardy – drums
  • Vartan – art direction
  • Don Snowden – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. School Days
  2. Deep Feeling
  3. Too Much Monkey Business
  4. Wee Wee Hours
  5. Roly Poly
  6. No Money Down
  7. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  8. Berry Pickin’
  9. Together (We Will Always Be)
  10. Havana Moon
  11. Downbound Train
  12. Drifting Heart