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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 September 4, 2001.

On September 4, 2001, “Hyena” label released “Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions”, the 16th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded in April 2001, at “Sun Studio” 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 – Wille 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 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.

In June 1975.

In June 1975, “ABC” label released “Chocolate Chip”, the seventh Isaac Hayes studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Hot Buttered Soul Recording Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Isaac Hayes.

Personnel:

  • Isaac Hayes – vocals, keyboards, arranger
  • Emerson Able – flute, alto saxophone
  • Ben Cauley- trumpet
  • Lewis Collins – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Bill Easley – flute, alto saxophone
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • Willie Hall- drums
  • The Movement – guest artist
  • Floyd Newman – flute, baritone saxophone
  • Darrell Smith – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Lester Snell – Fender Rhodes
  • Errol Thomas – guitar, bass
  • Jackie Thomas – trombone
  • Roosevelt “Head” Green – engineer
  • Fred Valentine – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Isaac Hayes.

  1. That Loving Feeling
  2. Body Language
  3. Chocolate Chip
  4. Chocolate Chip (instrumental)
  5. I Want to Make Love to You So Bad
  6. Come Live With Me
  7. I Can’t Turn Around

On May 23, 1995.

On May 23, 1995, “Sire” label released “Young Blood”, the 38th Jerry Lee Lewis studio album. It was recorded September 1993 – January 1995, at “Blue Jay Recording Studio” in Carlisle, Massachusetts, “House of Blues Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, “Lewis Ranch” in Nesbit, Mississippi, “Sunset Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, California, “Your Place or Mine Studio” in Glendale, California, and was produced by Andy Paley.

Personnel:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis – vocals, piano
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Buddy Harman- drums
  • Kenny Lovelace- guitar, fiddle
  • Andy Paley- drums, backing vocals
  • Joey Spampinato- bass
  • Al Anderson – guitar
  • Don Allen – drums
  • Stuart Aptekar – horns and reeds
  • Tommy Ardonlino – drums
  • Yoshiro Arita – strings
  • Don Baer – guitar
  • Craig Ball – horns and reeds
  • R. Byrd – bass
  • Glen Colson – drums
  • John Curtis – strings
  • Elliot Easton- guitar
  • Bob Efford – horns and reeds
  • Matthew Glaser – strings
  • Bob Glaub- bass
  • Mike Kernan – guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby B. Keyes – guitar
  • Frank Macchia – horns and reeds
  • Frank Marocco- accordion
  • Jonathan Paley – bass
  • Dave Roe Rorick – bass
  • Mike Turk – harmonica
  • Robby Turner- pedal steel guitar
  • Stanley Watkins – horns and reeds
  • Danny Weinstein – horns and reeds
  • Billy West- backing vocals
  • David Whitney – horns and reeds

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive – Fred Rose, Hank Williams
  2. Goosebumps – Al Anderson, Andy Paley
  3. Things – Bobby Darin
  4. Miss The Mississippi And You – William Halley, Eric Schoenberg
  5. Young Blood – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  6. Crown Victoria Custom ’51 – Andy Paley, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Burton, Kenny Lovelace
  7. High Blood Pressure – Huey Piano Smith
  8. Restless Heart – A. Paley, J. Burton, J. Richmond, K. Lovelace
  9. Gotta Travel On – D. Lazer, F. Hollerman, L. Ehrlich, L. Hays, P. Clayton, P. Seeger, R. Gilbert
  10. Down the Road a Piece – Don Raye
  11. It Was The Whiskey Talkin’ (Not Me) – A. Paley, J. Paley, M. Kernan, N. Claflin
  12. Poison Love – Elmer Laird
  13. One of them Old Things – Hoy Lindsey, Joel Sonnier
  14. House of Blue Lights – Don Raye, Freddie Slack

 

On May 15, 2015.

On May 15, 2015, “ArtisteXclusive” label released “Blue Room”, the tenth Ana Popović album. It was recorded November 2014 – January 2015, at “Archer Music” and “Arts Studio” in Memphis, TN, and was produced by Jim Gaines.

Personnel:

  • Ana Popović – vocals, acoustic, rhythm, slide and electric guitar
  • Milutin Popović – vocals, acoustic, rhythm and electric guitar
  • Rick Steff– keyboards
  • Harold Smith – rhythm guitar
  • Steve Potts – drums
  • Dave Smith – bass
  • Donald Hayes – strings
  • Deborah Winey, Susan Marshall– backing vocals
  • Jim Gaines – mixing, recording, engineering
  • Brad Blackwood- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Catfish Blues – Robert Petway
  2. I’m Losing You – John Lennon
  3. Evening Shadows – Van Morrison, Acker Bilk
  4. Grant Spivey – Victoria Spivey
  5. Somebody – John Brannen, Jack Tempchin
  6. Did Somebody Make a Fool Out of You – Tony Joe White
  7. We Used to Know – Ian Anderson
  8. Rainy Night in Georgia – Tony Joe White
  9. Red River Blues – Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry
  10. Baby What’s Wrong – Jimmy Reed
  11. Tupelo – John Lee Hooker

On March 27, 2013.

On March 27, 2013, “AristeXclusive” label released “Can You Stand the Heat”, the sixth Ana Popović studio album. It was recorded April – October 2012, January 2013, at “Ardent Recording Studio” in Memphis, TN., “Lyricanvas Studios” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Ana Popović, Tony Coleman and Tommy Sims.

Personnel:

  • Ana Popović – vocals, lead, slide and acoustic guitar
  • John Williams – bass
  • Frank Ray, Jr. – keys
  • Harold Smith – rhythm guitar
  • Tony Coleman – drums

Tauris Turner – drums

  • Marc Franklin – trumpet
  • Kirk Smothers – saxophone
  • Lucky Peterson– vocals, guitar, organ
  • Tommy Sims – bass, vocals
  • Felix Hernandez – percussion
  • Javier Solis – drums, percussion
  • Sherry Williams, John Williams – background vocals
  • Stephanie Bolton, Sharisse Norman – backing vocals
  • John Williams, Frank Ray, Jr. – backing vocals
  • Jerard Woods, Jovaun Woods – backing vocals
  • Children choir – Jovanni Ramirez, Jerard Woods II, Justin Woods, Sarah-Clayton McBrayer, EmmyLayne Myers, Noelle Jamison, Nori Jamiso
  • Pete Matthews – engineering, mixing
  • James Waddell – engineering, mixing
  • Brad Blackwood – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Can You Stand the Heat – Ana Popović
  2. Can’t You See What You’re Doing to Me – Roy Turk, Fred E. Ahlert
  3. Mo’ Better Love – Ana Popović, Tommy Sims
  4. Object of Obsession – Ana Popović, John Williams
  5. Boys’ Night Out – Ana Popović, Mark van Meurs, Tony Coleman
  6. Hot Southern Night – Ana Popović, Mark van Meurs
  7. Every Kind of People – Andy Fraser
  8. Anna’s Shuffle – Ana Popović, Tony Coleman
  9. Blues for Mrs. Pauline / Leave My Boy Alone – Ana Popović, Tony Coleman, Buddy Guy
  10. Leave Well Enough (aka High Maintenance You – Ana Popović, Mark van Meurs, Tony Coleman
  11. Tribe – Ana Popović, Tony Coleman
  12. Rain Fall Down – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  13. Growing Up Too Soon (bonus tracks) – Ana Popović
  14. Mo’ Better Love (bonus track) – Ana Popović, Tommy Sims