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On February 4, 2014.

On February 4, 2014, “429 Records” label released “The Royal Sessions”, the twelve Paul Rodgers solo album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Royal Studios” in Memphis, and was produced by Perry A. Margouleff.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals
  • Michael Toles– guitar
  • Leroy Hodges– bass
  • Michael Barar– viola
  • Roy Brewer – violin
  • Marc Franklin– trumpet
  • Charles Hodges– Hammond B3
  • Wesley Hovanec– assistant engineer, electric bongos, videography
  • Jonathan Kirkscey– cello
  • Beth Luscombe– viola
  • Perry Margouleff– guitar, mixing
  • Lannie McMillan– tenor saxophone
  • Susanna Perry-Gilmore, Jessie Munson– violin
  • Royal horns– horn
  • Lester Snell– piano
  • Gary Topper– tenor saxophone
  • Archie Turner– Wurlitzer
  • Mark Wallace – cello
  • The Royal Singers– strings
  • James L. Spake– baritone sax
  • James Robertson, Steve Potts, Daniel Bean– assistant engineer
  • Ryan Smith– mastering
  • William Wittman– engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. I Thank You – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  2. Down Don’t Bother Me – Albert King
  3. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Don Bryant, Bernard Miller, Ann Peebles
  4. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) – Jerry Butler, Otis Redding
  5. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  6. Walk On By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  7. Any Ole Way – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  8. It’s Growing – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson
  9. Born Under a Bad Sign – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  10. I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding
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In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Stax” label released “And Now!”, the third Booker T. & the M.G.’s studio album. It was recorded in 1966, at “Stax Recording Studio” in  Memphis, and was produced by Jim Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Steve Cropper– guitar, “strum”, bass
  • Booker T. Jones– organ, guitar, piano, “plunk”
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– electric bass, “thump”, claves
  • Al Jackson, Jr. – drums, “boom”
  • Ronnie Stoots – cover design

Track listing:

  1. My Sweet Potato – Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, Jr.
  2. Jericho – traditional
  3. No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) – Granville Burland
  4. One Mint Julep – Rudy Toombs
  5. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  6. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward
  7. Working in the Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey, Allen Toussaint
  8. Don’t Mess up a Good Thing – Oliver Sain
  9. Think – Lowman Pauling
  10. Taboo – Bob Russell, Margarita Lecuona
  11. Soul Jam – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson
  12. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer

On September 26, 2006.

On September 26, 2006, “Artists First“label released “Last Man Standing”, the 39th studio Jerry Lee Lewis album. It was recorded in “Phillips Studio” and “Sun Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Jimmy Ripp and Steve Bing. The album consists of duets between Jerry Lee Lewis and some of the biggest names in rock and country music.

Track listing:

  1. Rock and Roll – John Paul Jones, John Bonham, James Patrick Page, Robert Plant / duet with Jimmy Page
  2. Before the Night Is Over – Benjamin Peters / duet with B.B. King
  3. Pink Cadillac – Bruce Springsteen / duet with Bruce Springsteen
  4. Evening Gown – Mick Jagger / duet with Mick Jagger and Ron Wood
  5. You Don’t Have to Go – James Matcher Reed / duet with Neil Young
  6. Twilight – Robbie Robertson, David Campbell / duet with Robbie Robertson
  7. Travelin’ Band – John Fogerty / duet with John Fogerty
  8. That Kind of Fool – Mack Vickery / duet with Keith Richards
  9. Sweet Little 16 – Chuck Berry / duet with Ringo Starr
  10. Just a Bummin’ Around – Pete Graves / duet with Merle Haggard
  11. Honky Tonk Woman – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards / duet with Kid Rock
  12. What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me) – Glenn Sutton – duet with Rod Stewart
  13. Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Age – Cindy Walker, Bob Wills / duet with George Jones
  14. Couple More Years – Dennis Locorriere, Shel Silverstein / duet with Willie Nelson
  15. Old Glory – Paul Roberts, Shelby Darnell, Jerry Lee Lewis / duet with Toby Keith
  16. Trouble in Mind – Richard M. Jones / duel with Eric Clapton
  17. I Saw Her Standing There – John Lennon, Paul McCartney / duet with Little Richard
  18. Lost Highway – Leon Payne / duet with Delaney Bramlett
  19. Hadacohl Boogie – Bill Nettles / duet with Buddy Guy
  20. What Makes the Irish Heart Beat – Van Morrison / duet with Don Henley
  21. The Pilgrim Ch. 33 – Kris Kristofferson / duet with Kris Kristofferson

 

In May 1980.

In May 1980, “I.R.S.” label released “Songs the Lord Taught Us”, the debut Cramps album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Phillips Recording” in Memphis, and was produced by Alex Chilton.

Personnel:

  • Lux Interior– vocals, sleeve concept
  • Poison Ivy Rorschach– guitar, sleeve concept
  • Bryan Gregory– guitar, sleeve concept
  • Nick Knox– drums, sleeve concept
  • Booker C– organ
  • John Hampton – engineer
  • Carl Grasso – art direction
  • David Arnoff – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lux Interior and Ivy Rorschach, except where noted.

  1. TV Set
  2. Rock on the Moon – Jimmy Stewart
  3. Garbageman
  4. I Was a Teenage Werewolf
  5. Sunglasses After Dark – Dwight Pullen, L. Wray, Sr., Interior, Rorschach
  6. The Mad Daddy
  7. Mystery Plane
  8. Zombie Dance
  9. What’s Behind the Mask
  10. Strychnine – Gerry Roslie
  11. I’m Cramped – Lux Interior, Poison Ivy Rorschach, Bryan Gregory, Nick Knox and Booker C
  12. Tear It Up – Johnny Burnette, Dorsey Burnette, Paul Burlison
  13. Fever – John Davenport, Eddie Cooley

In April 1977.

In April 1977, “Island” label released “Izitso”, the tenth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded September 1976 – March 1977, at “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio” in Sheffield, Alabama;“Sound 80 Studios” in Minneapolis; “Ardent Studios” in  Memphis, Tennessee; “Le Studio”, “Morin Heights” in Quebec, Canada;  “Sweet Silence Studios” in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was produced by Cat Stevens
and David Kershenbaum.

Personnel:

  • Cat Stevens– electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitar, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki, keyboards, piano, celesta, harpsichord, Wurlitzer electric piano, Fender Rhodes, Polymoog, Moog synthesizer, Minimoog, ARP String Synthesizer, ARP 2600, Yamaha CS-80, Yamaha GX-1, Yamaha  EA5R  electronic organ, music sequencer,[5] drums, percussion, harmonica,  brass,  arrangements, vocals, programming, illustrations, cover design
  • Jean Roussel– Hammond organ, piano, organ, synthesizer, ARP String Synthesizer, Yamaha CS-80, keyboards, flute, glockenspiel, vibraphone, string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • David Campbell– string and brass arrangements
  • Chick Corea– electric piano, keyboards
  • Barry Beckett– piano, electric piano, organ, keyboards
  • Tim Henson– acoustic piano, piano, organ, keyboards
  • Little Brother Montgomery– ARP 2600
  • Broderick Smith– harmonica
  • Marjorie Lagerwall– harp
  • Ray Gomez– guitar
  • Pete Carr– electric and acoustic guitar, steel guitar, ovation guitar, Epiphone Casino, guitar synthesizer, bouzouki
  • Jim Johnson– rhythm guitar
  • Weldon Myrick– steel guitar
  • Reggie Young– electric guitar
  • Bruce Lynch– double bass, electbass, bass synthesizer
  • David Hood– double bass, bass, bass synthesizer
  • Andy Newmark– drums, percussion
  • Bill Berg– drums, percussion
  • Barry Morgan– drums, percussion
  • Roger Hawkins– drums, percussion
  • Elkie Brooks– vocals on
  • Suzanne Lynch– backing vocals
  • Carla Benson– backing vocals
  • Evette Benton– backing vocals
  • Barbara Ingram– backing vocals
  • Gene Page– string instruments, brass instruments, arrangements
  • Engineers – Harvey Goldberg, Mike Stavros, Ian Boughey, Nigel Walker, Flemming Rasmussen, Tom Jung, Paul Martinson, Nick Blagona, Mike Ross, Freddy Hansson, Steve Brandon, Jerry Masters, Gene Eichelberger, Dee Robb, John Kelly, Ken Frieson
  • Mastering – Ted Jensen, Bernie Grundman
  • Mixing – Claude Dupras
  • Design – Mathieu Bitton
  • Programming – Cat Stevens, Claude Dupras
  • Supervisor – Bill Levenson
  • Cover Designs – Eckford Stimpson
  • Photography – Moshe Brakha
  • Coordinator – Beth Stempel

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens, except where noted.

  1. (Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard
  2. Life
  3. Killin’ Time
  4. Kypros
  5. Bonfire
  6. (I Never Wanted) To Be a Star
  7. Crazy
  8. Sweet Jamaica
  9. Was Dog a Doughnut?- Cat Stevens, Bruce Lynch, Jean Roussel
  10. Child for a Day – Paul Travis, David Gordon

In April 1973.

In April 1973, “Hi” label released “Call Me”, the sixth Al Green album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Royal Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Willie Mitchell and Al Green. In 2003, “VH1” TV network ranked it at number 70 on the list of the  “Greatest Albums of All Time”; the same year “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 289 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Al Green – vocals
  • Donna Rhodes – background vocals
  • Sandra Rhodes – background vocals
  • Archie Turner – piano
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Charles Chalmers – background vocals, horn arrangements
  • Howard Grimes– drums
  • Jack Hale, Sr. – trombone
  • Charles Hodges– organ, piano
  • Leroy Hodges– bass
  • Mabon “Teenie” Hodges– guitar
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Ed Logan – tenor saxophone
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • The Memphis Strings – strings
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Bud O’Shea – executive producer
  • Willie Mitchell– engineer
  • Eli Okun – executive producer
  • Cheryl Pawelski– assistant producer
  • Kathy Kinslow – assistant producer
  • Charles Levan – assistant producer
  • Margaret Goldfarb – assistant producer
  • Robert Gordon – liner notes
  • Jim Cummins – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Green; except where noted.

  1. Call Me (Come Back Home) – Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. Willie Mitchell
  2. Have You Been Making Out O.K.
  3. Stand Up
  4. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams
  5. Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun
  6. Here I Am (Come and Take Me) – Al Green, Teenie Hodges
  7. Funny How Time Slips Away – Willie Nelson
  8. You Ought to Be With Me – Al Green, Al Jackson, Jr. Willie Mitchell
  9. Jesus Is Waiting

 

On January 8, 1975.

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On January 8, 1975, “RCA” label released “Promised Land”, the twenty first Elvis Presley album. It was recorded in December 1973, at “Stax Records” studios in Memphis and  was produced by Felton Jarvis.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley- vocals, guitar
  • David Briggs- piano, organ
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Doug Bartenfeld – guitar
  • Jeannie Green – backing vocals
  • Per Erik Hallin – piano, organ
  • Mary and Ginger Holladay – backing vocals
  • Susan Pilkington – backing vocals
  • Norbert Putnam- bass
  • Ronnie Tutt- drums
  • Voice (Donnie Sumner; Sherrill Nielsen; Tim Baty; Per Eric “Pete” Hallin) – backing vocals
  • JD Sumner& The Stamps (Bill Baize; Ed Enoch; David Rowland) – backing vocals
  • Kathy Westmoreland- backing vocals
  • Per Eric “Pete” Hallin – clavinet
  • Mike Moran, Dick Baxter – engineers

Track listing:

  1. Promised Land – Chuck Berry
  2. There’s a Honky Tonk Angel (Who’ll Take Me Back In) – Troy Seals, Denny Rice
  3. Help me – Larry Gatlin
  4. Songman – Donnie Sumner
  5. Love Song of the Year – Chris Christian
  6. It’s Midnight – Billy Edd Wheeler,Jerry Chesnut
  7. Your Love’s Been a Long Time Coming – Rory Bourke
  8. If You Talk in Your Sleep – Red West, Johnny Christopher
  9. Thinking About You – Tim Baty
  10. You Asked Me To – Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver