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In November 1981.

In November 1981, “Mercury” label released “Nightcruising”, the twelve Bar Kays (The) album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Ardent Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Allen Jones.

Personnel:

Personnel:

  • James Alexander – vocals, bass
  • Larry Dodson – vocals
  • Mark Bynum – vocals, keyboard
  • Winston Stewart – keyboards
  • Lloyd Smith – guitar
  • Michael Toles – guitar
  • Charles Allen – vocals, trumpet
  • Benjamin Cauley – trumpet
  • Harvey Henderson – saxophone
  • Frank Thompson – trombone
  • Bryan Smith – bass
  • Michael Beard – drums
  • Sherman Guy – vocals, percussion
  • Mervell Thomas – arranger
  • Henry Bush – engineer
  • Allen Jones – engineer, cover concept
  • Bernie Grundman – engineer
  • Mike McCarty – art direction
  • Tom Hill – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by James Alexander, Larry Dodson, Mark Bynum, Winston Stewart, Lloyd Smith, Charles Allen, Benjamin Cauley, Harvey Henderson, Frank Thompson, Bryan Smith, Michael Beard, Sherman Guy and Allen Jones, except where noted.

  1. Nightcruising
  2. Hit and Run
  3. Feels Like I’m Falling in Love
  4. Freaky Behavior – Allen Jones, Howard Redmond, Jr.
  5. Touch Tone
  6. Unforgettable Dream
  7. Traffic Jammer
  8. Backseat Driver

On November 5, 1992.

On November 5, 1991, “Epic” label released “The Sky Is Crying”, the fifth and final Stevie Ray Vaughan studio album. It was recorded January 1984 – May 1989, at “Kiva Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, “The Dallas Sound Lab” in Dallas, Texas, “The Power Station” in New York City, “Sound Castle Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jimmie Vaughan, Jim Gaines, Richard Mullen, Reese Wynans, Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton, Jim Capfer, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Personnel:

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan – vocals, guitars
  • Reese Wynans – keyboards
  • Tommy Shannon – bass guitar
  • Chris Layton – drums
  • Jim Gaines – engineer
  • Robe Eaton – engineer
  • Richard Mullen – engineer, mixing
  • Evan Rush – assistant engineer
  • Jeff Powell – assistant engineer
  • Ron Cote – assistant engineer
  • Danny Jones – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Arnold Levine – art direction
  • Mark Burdett – art direction
  • William Snyder – photography
  • Stephanie Chernakowski – inside photography
  • Alan Messer – band photography
  • Mark Proct – production coordinator
  • Mark Rutledge – production coordinator
  • Roger Klein – production coordinator

Track listing:

  1. Boot Hill – unknown author
  2. The Sky Is Crying – Elmore James, Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis
  3. Empty Arms – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  4. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
  5. Wham – Lonnie Mack
  6. May I Have a Talk with You – Chester Burnette (Howlin’ Wolf)
  7. Close to You – Willie Dixon
  8. Chitlins con Carne – Kenny Burrell
  9. So Excited – Stevie Ray Vaughan
  10. Life by the Drop – Doyle Bramhall, Barbara Logan

On September 4, 2001.

On September 4, 2001, “Hyena” label released “Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions”, the 19th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded in April 2001, at “Sun Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Vernon Reid.

Personnel:

  • James Blood Ulmer – vocals, guitar
  • Vernon Reid – guitar
  • Charles Burnham – violin
  • Rick Steff – piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond B3 organ
  • David Barnes – harmonica
  • Mark Peterson – bass
  • Aubrey Dayle – drums

Track listing:

  1. Spoonful – Willie Dixon
  2. I Want to Be Loved – Willie Dixon
  3. Little Red Rooster – Willie Dixon
  4. Dimples – James Bracken, John Lee Hooker
  5. I Just Want to Make Love to You – Willie Dixon
  6. Evil – Willy Dixon
  7. Death Letter – Son House
  8. Fattening Frogs for Snakes – Willie Williamson
  9. Money – John Lee Hooker
  10. I Love the Life I Live, I Live the Life I Love – Willie Dixon
  11. Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal – Daylie Holmes, Marl H. Young
  12. Double Trouble – Otis Rush
  13. I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) – Chester Burnett
  14. Back Door Man – Willie Dixon

On July 14, 2017.

On July 14, 2017, “Cleopatra Records” label released “Picture Perfect”, the fifth 12 Stones album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Dave Fortman and David Troia.

Personnel:

  • Paul McCoy – lead vocals
  • Eric Weaver – guitar, bass guitar
  • Sean Dunaway – drums, percussion
  • David Troia – engineering
  • Dave Fortman – mixing
  • Fendi Nugroho – design, layout

Track listing:

  1. The Killer – Sean Dunaway, Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  2. Blessing – Sean Dunaway, Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  3. Voodoo Doll – B. Daly, Paul McCoy, S. Mills, J. Rimer, Eric Weaver
  4.  Nothing to Say – Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  5. Time – Sean Dunaway, Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  6. Picture Perfect – Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  7. Save Yourself – Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  8. Lerlene – Paul McCoy, J, Rimer, Eric Weaver
  9. Memphis – Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  10. Hey Man – Sean Dunaway, Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  11. How Long – Paul McCoy, A. Waldeck, Eric Weaver
  12. Hello Suicide – Paul McCoy
  13. Anthem for the Underdog (Picture Perfect Sessions) – A. Gainer, Paul McCoy, Eric Weaver
  14. We Are One (Picture Perfect Sessions) – Paul McCoy, S. Mills, J. Rimer, Eric Weaver

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.

Personnel:

  • 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

On January 8, 1991.

On January 8, 1991, “Island” label released “Fly Me Courageous”, the fourth Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ studio album. It was recorded in 1990, at “Kiva Recording Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Geoff Workman.

Personnel:

  • Buren Fowler – guitar
  • Kevn Kinney – vocals, guitar
  • Tim Nielsen – bass guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Jeff Sullivan – drums, percussion
  • Geoff Workman – engineering
  • Tim “Super Glue” Ray – assistant engineering
  • George Marino – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Buren Fowler, Kevn Kinney, Tim Nielsen, and Jeff Sullivan.

  1. Around the Block Again
  2. Chain Rection
  3. Fly Me Courageous
  4. Look What You’ve Done to Your Brother
  5. For You
  6. Let’s Go Dancing
  7. The Innocent
  8. Together
  9. Lost in the Shuffle
  10. Build a Fire
  11. Rush Hour

On November 10, 1980.

On November 10, 1980, “Mercury” label released “As One”, the eleventh Bar Kays album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Ardent Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Allen Jones.

Personnel:

  • Larry Dodson – vocals
  • Winston Stewart – keyboards
  • Lloyd Smith – guitar
  • James Alexander – bass
  • Mike Beard – drums
  • Charles “Scoops” Allen – trumpet
  • Harvey Henderson – saxophone
  • Frank Thompson – trombone

Track listing:

  1. As One
  2. Say It Through Love
  3. Body Fever
  4. Work It Out
  5. Boogie Body Land
  6. Take The Time To Love Somebody
  7. Open Your Heart
  8. Deliver Us

On August 19, 1995.

On August 19, 1995, “Tim/Kerr” label released “Ray Gun Suitcase”, the tenth Pere Ubu studio album. It was recorded in 1995 and was produced by David Thomas.

Personnel:

  • David Thomas- vocals, melodeon, musette, auto-cans, ray gun
  • Jim Jones- guitar, keyboard bass, keyboards, spike, sleigh bells, backing vocals
  • Robert Wheeler – EML synthesizers, Ensoniq EPS, theremin
  • Michele Temple – bass guitar, slide bass, guitar, lute
  • Scott Benedict – drums
  • Scott Krauss– drums
  • Garo Yellin – electric cello
  • Paul Hamann – bass guitar, swirl bells

 Track listing:

  1. Folly of Youth – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  2. Electricity – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  3. Beach Boys – Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, Garo Yellin
  4. Turquoise Fins – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  5. Vacuum in My Head – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  6. Memphis – Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, Garo Yellin
  7. Three Things – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  8. Horse – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  9. Don’t Worry – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  10. Ray Gun Suitcase – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  11. Surfer Girl – Brian Wilson
  12. Red Sky – Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Robert Wheeler
  13. Montana – Wayne Johnson, Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Garo Yellin
  14. My Friend Is a Stooge for the Media Priests – Paul Hamann, Jim Jones, Michele Temple, David Thomas
  15. Down by the River LL – Jim Jones, Scott Krauss, Michele Temple, David Thomas, Garo Yellin

In August 1966.

In August 1966, “Atlantic” label released “The Exciting Wilson Pickett”, the third Wilson Pickett album. It was recorded May 1965 – May 1966, in Memphis, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Jerry Wexler, Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart, Rick Hall, and Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • Wilson Pickett– vocals
  • Tommy Cogbill, Donald Dunn– bass guitar
  • Steve Cropper, Jimmy Johnson, Chips Moman– guitar
  • Joe Hall, Isaac Hayes, Spooner Oldham– keyboards, piano
  • Roger Hawkins, Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trumpet
  • Charles “Packy” Axton, Andrew Love, Charles Chalmers– tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Cropper – supervisor
  • Tom Dowd– engineer, supervisor
  • Rick Hall – engineer, supervisor
  • Jim Stewart– engineer, supervisor
  • Haig Adishian – cover design
  • Bob Rolontz– liner notes
  • Scott Galloway – liner notes
  • Nick Samardge – photography
  • Jerry Wexler– supervisor

Track listing:

  1. Land of 1000 Dances – Chris Kenner
  2. Something You Got – Chris Kenner
  3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  4. Barefootin’ – Robert Parker
  5. Mercy Mercy – Don Covay, Ronald Dean Miller
  6. You’re So Fine – Lance Finney, Willie Schofield, Bob West
  7. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  8. Ninety-nine and a Half (Won’t Do) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett
  9. Danger Zone – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  10. I’m Drifting – Homer Banks, Pickett, David Porter
  11. It’s All Over – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  12. She’s So Good to Me – Bobby Womack

On July 30, 2003.

On July 30, 2003, Samuel Cornelius Phillips died aged 80. He was record producer, radio DJ, and founder of “Sun Records” and “Sun Studio”, in Memphis, Tennessee. In the 1940s, Phillips worked as a DJ for “Muscle Shoals”, Alabama radio station “WLAY”. In 1951, Phillips recorded what is considered to be the first rock and roll record, “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats. He discovered and produced recordings by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Howlin’ Wolf.