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In May 1962.

In May 1962, “Verve” label released “Bashin’: The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith”, the 20th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1962, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Cred Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
  • Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone
  • Bob Ashton, Babe Clarke – tenor saxophone
  • George Barrow – baritone saxophone
  • Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Joe Wilder – trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Tom Mitchell – bass trombone
  • Barry Galbraith – guitar
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • George Duvivier – bass
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Walk on the Wild Side – Elmer Bernstein, Mack David
  2. Ol’ Man River – Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
  3. In a Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler
  4. Step Right Up – Oliver Nelson
  5. Beggar for the Blues – Ray Rasch, Dotty Wayne
  6. Bashin’ – Jimmy Smith
  7. I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) – Johnny Mercer

On March 16, 2004.

On March 16, 2004, “Delmark” label released “Up Jumped Spring”, the 23rd Curtis Fuller album. It was recorded August – September 2003, at “Riverside Studio” in Chicago, and was produced by Robert G. Koester and Jacey Falk.

Personnel:

  • Curtis Fuller – trombone
  • Brad Goode – trumpet
  • Karl Montzka – piano
  • Larry Gray – bass
  • Stewart Miller– bass
  • Tim Davis – drums
  • Jacey Falk – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
  2. Up Jumped Spring – Freddie Hubbard
  3. In a Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler
  4. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  5. “Bags’ Groove – Milt Jackson
  6. Equinox – John Coltrane
  7. I’m Old Fashioned – Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
  8. Alone Together – Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz
  9. Whisper Not – Benny Golson
  10. Black Night – Jessie Mae Robinson
  11. Star Eyes – Gene de Paul, Don Raye

On May 11, 1983.

On May 11, 1983, “Bearsville” label released “Zig-Zag Walk”, the twelfth Foghat studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Nick Jameson (as Franz Leipkin).

Personnel:

  1. Erik Cartwright – lead and slide guitar
  2. Lonesome Dave – lead and backing vocals, guitar, illustration
  3. Eli Jenkins – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  4. Roger (Itemard) Earl – drums
  5. Kurt Wenzler – mastering
  6. John Heiden – design

Track listing:

  1. That’s What Love Can Do – Dave Peverett
  2. Zig-Zag Walk – Dave Peverett
  3. Choo Choo Ch’Boogie – Denver Darling, Milt Gabler, Vaughn Horton
  4. Jenny Don’t Mind – Erik Cartwright
  5. Three Wheel Cadillac – Dave Peverett
  6. It’ll Be Me – Jack Clement
  7. Silent Treatment – Dave Peverett
  8. Down the Road a Piece – Don Raye
  9. Seven Day Weekend – Dave Peverett
  10. Linda Lou – Jon Jelmer

On December 19, 1955.

On December 19, 1955, “Decca” label released “Rock Around the Clock”, the third Bill Haley and His Comets album. Like his two previous albums it is compilation of previously issued singles. It was recorded April 1954–September 1955, at “Pythian Temple Studios” in New York City, and was produced Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Danny Cedrone, Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Marshall Lytle– double bass
  • Billy Gussak– drums on
  • Joey d’Ambrosio– tenor saxophone
  • Panama Francisor Billy Gussak – drums
  • Al Rex– double bass
  • Cliff Leeman– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli– tenor saxophone
  • Dick Richards – triangle, tom toms, backing vocals
  1. Rock Around the Clock – James E. Myers, Max C. Freedman
  2. Shake, Rattle and Roll – Jesse Stone
  3. A.B.C. Boogie – Al Russel, Max Spickol
  4. Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town) – Dickie Thompson
  5. Razzle-Dazzle – Charles E. Calhoun
  6. Two Hound Dogs – Bill Haley, Frank Pingatore
  7. Dim, Dim the Lights (I Want Some Atmosphere) – Beverly Ross, Julius Dixon
  8. Happy Baby – Frank Pingatore
  9. Birth Of The Boogie – Bill Haley, Billy Williamson, Johnny Grande
  10. Mambo Rock – Bix Reichner, Mildred Phillips and Jimmy Ayre
  11. Burn That Candle – Winfield Scott
  12. Rock-A-Beatin’ Boogie – Bill Haley

 

On August 13, 1956.

On August 13, 1956, “Decca” label released “Rock ‘n Roll Stage Show”, the fourth Bill Haley and His Comets album. It was recorded in March 1956, in New York City, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– vocal, rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– vocal, lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– vocal, steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano, accordion
  • Al Rex– vocal, double bass
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli- tenor saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Calling All Comets – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rudy Pompilli
  2. Rockin’ Thru the Rye – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  3. A Rockin’ Little Tune – Johnny Grande, Billy Williamson
  4. Hide and Seek – Paul Winley, Ethel Byrd
  5. Hey Then, There Now – Rudy Pompilli, Ralph Jones
  6. Goofin’ Around – Franny Beecher, Johnny Grande
  7. Hook, Line and Sinker – Bill Haley, Edward A. Khoury, Ronnie Bonner
  8. Rudy’s Rock – Bill Haley, Rudy Pompilli
  9. Choo Choo Ch’Boogie – Milt Gabler, Denver Darling, Vaughn Horton
  10. Blue Comet Blues – Franny Beecher, Al Rex
  11. Hot Dog Buddy Buddy – Bill Haley
  12. Tonight’s the Night – Bill Haley, Catherine Cafra

 

On August 12, 1957.

On August 12, 1957, “Decca” label released “Rockin’ the Oldies”, the fifth Bill Haley and His Comets album. It was recorded March – April, 1957, in New York, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Al Rex– double bass
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Frankie Scott- tenor saxophone

Track listing:

  1. The Dipsy Doodle – Larry Clinton
  2. You Can’t Stop Me from Dreaming – Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin
  3. Apple Blossom Time- Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson
  4. Moon Over Miami- Joe Burke, Edgar Leslie
  5. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
  6. Carolina in the Morning- Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  7. Miss You- Charles Tobias, Henry Tobias, Harry Tobias
  8. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone- Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare
  9. Ain’t Misbehavin’- Harry Brooks, Fats Waller, Andy Razaf
  10. One Sweet Letter from You – Harry Warren, Lew Brown, Sidney Clare
  11. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter- Joe Young, Fred E. Ahlert
  12. Somebody Else is Taking My Place – Dick Howard, Bob Ellsworth, Russ Morgan

 

On January 5, 1969.

On January 5, 1959, “Decca” label released “Bill Haley’s Chicks”, the eight Bill Haley & His Comets album. It was recorded February – June, 1958, in New York City, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– vocal, steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Al Rex– bass guitar
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli- tenor saxophone, clarinet

Track listing:

  1. Whoa Mabel! – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  2. Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider – Eddie Leonard, Eddie Munson
  3. Eloise – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  4. Dinah – Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, Harry Akst
  5. Skinny Minnie – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  6. Mary Mary Lou – Cayet Mangiaracina
  7. Sweet Sue, Just You – Will J. Harris, Victor Young
  8. B. Betty – Bill Haley, Milt Gabler, Rusty Keefer, Catherine Cafra
  9. Charmaine – Erno Rapee, Lew Pollack
  10. Corrine, Corrina – Bo Chatmon, Mitchell Parish,  Mayo Williams
  11. Marie – Irving Berlin
  12. Lean Jean – Stella Lee, Johnny Grande, Ralph Jones, Rudy Pompilli

On December 14, 1959.

On December 14, 1959, “Decca” label released “Strictly Instrumental, the ninth Bill Haley & His Comets album. It was recorded June 1958 – September 1959, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Rudy Pompilli- tenor saxophone
  • Al Rex– bass guitar
  • Al Pompilli- bass guitar
  • Al Rappa- bass guitar

 Track listing:

  1. Joey’s Song- Joe Reisman
  2. Music! Music! Music!- Bernie Baum, Stephen Weiss
  3. Mack the Knife – Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Marc Blitzstein
  4. In a Little Spanish Town- Mabel Wayne, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young
  5. Two Shadows – Johnny Grande, Billy Williamson
  6. Shaky – Franny Beecher, Billy Williamson
  7. Strictly Instrumental – Bennie Benjamin, Edgar Battle, Sol Marcus, Eddie Seiler
  8. Skokiaan- Tom Glazer, August Msarurgwa
  9. Puerto Rican Peddler – Johnny Brandon
  10. Drowsy Waters – Jack Ailau
  11. Chiquita Linda (Un Poquito de tu Amor) – Julio Gutierrez
  12. The Catwalk – Franny Beecher, Billy Williamson

 

On October 27, 2017.

On October 27, 2017, “Blue Note” label released “Nat King Cole & Me”, the fifth Gregory Porter studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Air Studios” in London, “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles and “Esplande Studios” in New Orleans.

Personnel:

  • Gregory Porter– vocals
  • Terence Blanchard – trumpet
  • Christian Sands– piano
  • Reuben Rogers – bass
  • Ulysses Owens – drums
  • Vince Mendoza– arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Mona Lisa – Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
  2. Smile – Charles Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner
  3. Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
  4. L-O-V-E – Bert Kaempfert, Milt Gabler
  5. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas – Farres Osvaldo
  6. Miss Otis Regrets – Cole Porter
  7. Pick Yourself Up – Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern
  8. When Love Was King – Gregory Porter
  9. The Lonely One – Lenny Hambro, Roberta Helelr
  10. Ballenna – Bob Russell, Carl Sigman
  11. I Wonder Who My Daddy Is – Gladys Shelley
  12. The Christmas Song – Mel Tormé, Robert Wells