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On May 14, 2001.

On May 14, 2001, “Mute” label released “Exciter”, the tenth Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded June 2000 – February 2001, at “RAK Studios”, “Sarm West Studios” in London; “Sound Design” in Santa Barbara; “Electric Lady Studios”, “Sony Music Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Mark Bell and LFO.


  • Dave Gahan – lead vocals
  • Martin Gore- keyboards, guitar
  • Andy Fletcher-
  • Airto Moreira– percussion
  • Knox Chandler– solo cello, string arrangement
  • Natalie Cenovia Cummins, Ralph H. Farris, Leo Grinhauz, Joyce Hammann, Todd C. Reynolds– strings
  • Christian Eigner– drums
  • Steve Fitzmaurice– mixing
  • Paul Freegard – additional production, pre-production
  • Andrew Griffiths, Jonathan Adler, Boris Aldridge, Lisa Butterworth, James Chang,  Andrew Davies, Alissa Myhowich – assistant engineering
  • Gareth Jones– additional production, engineering, pre-production
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Nick Sevilla – assistant engineering
  • Form – design
  • Anton Corbijn– art direction, cover art, photography

Track listing:

 All tracks by Martin Gore.

  1. Dream On
  2. Shine
  3. The Sweetest Condition
  4. When the Body Speaks
  5. The Dead of Night
  6. Lovetheme
  7. Freelove
  8. Comatose
  9. I Feel Loved
  10. Breathe
  11. Easy Tiger
  12. I Am You
  13. Goodnight Lovers

On May 6, 2016.

On May 6, 2016, “Nonesuch” label released “Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny”, album by Cuong Vu and Pat Metheny. It was recorded February 4 – 6, 2015, at “Avatar Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Cuong Vu.


  • Pat Metheny– guitar
  • Cuong Vu– trumpet
  • Stomu Takeishi– bass guitar
  • Ted Poor – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Cuong Vu except where noted.

  1. Acid Kiss
  2. Not Crazy (Just Giddy Upping) (For Vina)
  3. Seeds of Doubt
  4. Tiny Little Pieces
  5. Telescope – Pat Metheny
  6. Let’s Get Back (For Liduvina)
  7. Tune Blues – Andrew D’Angelo

In April 1963.

In April 1963, “Verve” label released “Jazz Samba Encore!”, album by Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfá. It was recorded in February 1963, in “Webster Hall” in New York City, and was produced by Creed Taylor. The album cover painting was by  Olga Albizu.


  • Stan Getz– tenor saxophone
  • Luiz Bonfá– guitar
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim– guitar, piano
  • George Duvivier, Tommy Williams, Don Payne – bass
  • Paulo Ferreira, Jose Carlos, Dave Bailey– drums
  • Maria Toledo – vocals, brief vocalise

Track listing:

  1. Sambalero – Luiz Bonfá
  2. Só Danço Samba(I Only Dance Samba) – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  3. Insensatez(How Insensitive)  Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  4. O Morro Não Tem Vez (Favela) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  5. Samba de Duas Notas (Two Note Samba) – Luiz Bonfá – reference to Jobim’s One Note Samba
  6. Menina Flor – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  7. Mania de Maria – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  8. Saudade Vem Correndo – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  9. Um Abração no Getz (A Tribute to Getz) – Luiz Bonfá
  10. Ebony Samba – second version – Luiz Bonfá
  11. Ebony Samba – first version – Luiz Bonfá

In April 1962.

In April 1962, “ABC-Paramount” label released “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music”, the 19th Ray Charles album. It was recorded in February 1962, at “Capitol Studios” in New York City and “United Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Sid Feller, Ray Charles and Joe Adams. In 1999, the album was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. In 2001, the album track “I Can’t Stop Loving You” was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. in 2001,  the album was cited by “The Recording Academy” as a recording of “historical significance. “I Can’t Stop Loving You” was ranked number 49 on “Country Music Television’s” list of the “100 Greatest Songs of Country Music”  In 2001, “VH1” channel listed the album in its list of “The 100 Greatest Albums of R ‘N’ R”. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 104 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Ray Charles– vocals, piano
  • Hank Crawford– alto saxophone
  • Gil Fuller, Gerald Wilson– big band arrangements
  • Marty Paich– string arrangements
  • Todd Everett – liner notes
  • Bill Inglot, Ken Perry – remastering
  • Michael Ochs Archives, Hugh Bell – photography
  • Bill Putnam, Gene Thompson, Johnny Cue.Bob Arnold, Frank Abbey – engineering

Track listing:

  1. Bye Bye Love – Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant
  2. You Don’t Know Me – Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker
  3. Half As Much – Curley Williams
  4. I Love You So Much It Hurts – Floyd Tillman
  5. Just a Little Lovin’ (Will Go a Long Way) – Eddy Arnold, Zeke Clements
  6. Born To Lose – Frankie Brown, (Ted Daffan)
  7. Worried Mind – Ted Daffan, Jimmie Davis
  8. It Makes No Difference Now – Floyd Tillman, Jimmie Davis
  9. You Win Again – Hank Williams
  10. Careless Love – traditional, arranged by Ray Charles
  11. I Can’t Stop Loving You – Don Gibson
  12. Hey, Good Lookin’ – Hank Williams


On April 7, 2017.

On April 7, 2017, “Modern Harmonic” label released “Thunder of the Gods”, album by Sun Ra and His Arkestra, featuring unreleased live and studio tracks. It was recorded 1966 – 1971, at “Slug’s Saloon” in New York City.


  • Sun Ra– Moog, Intergalactic space organ, Lightening drum, strings
  • Marshall Allen– alto saxophone, oboe, piccolo flute, strings
  • Ronnie Boykins– bass, viola, dutar
  • Robert Cummings – strings
  • Danny Davis – alto saxophone, clarinet, strings
  • Akh Tal Ebar, Kwami Hadi – trumpet
  • John Gilmore– tenor saxophone, strings
  • Ali Hassan – trombone, strings
  • Lex Humphries– drums
  • James Jacson – oboe, flute, log drums, strings
  • Clifford Jarvis– percussion
  • Art Jenkins, Carl Nimrod – strings
  • Eloe Omoe – bass clarinet, strings
  • Pat Patrick– baritone saxophone, strings
  • Danny Ray Thompson – baritone saxophone, flute
  • Charles Stevens – trombone
  • June Tyson– vocals
  • Alzo Wright – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Sun Ra

  1. Calling Planet Earth – We’ll Wait for You
  2. Moonshots Across the Sky
  3. Thunder of the Gods

In April 1960.

In April 1960, “Warner Bros” label released the self-titled, tenth Bill Haley and His Comets album. It was recorded in January 1960, in New York City, and was produced by George Avakian.


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


  1. Crazy Man Crazy – Bill Haley
  2. Kansas City- Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Letters in the Sand- Fred Coots, Nick Kenny, Charles Kenny
  4. Shake, Rattle and Roll- Charles Calhoun
  5. I’m in Love Again- Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino
  6. Stagger Lee– traditional, arranged by Lloyd Price
  7. Rock Around the Clock- Jimmy DeKnight, Max Freedman
  8. I Almost Lost My Mind- Ivory Joe Hunter
  9. Blue Suede Shoes- Carl Perkins
  10. My Special Angel- Jimmy Duncan
  11. Blueberry Hill- Vincent Rose, Larry Stock, Al Lewis
  12. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On- Dave “Curlee” Williams

On April 5, 1988.

On April 5, 1988, “Virgin” label released “Conscious Party”, the third Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, at “Sigma Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. In 1989, “Conscious Party” won “Grammy Award” for Best Reggae album.


  • Ziggy Marley- buitar, lead and background vocals
  • Rita Marley- background Vocals
  • Jerry Harrison- Hammond organ
  • Cedella Marley – background vocals
  • Mulu Gessesse – guitar
  • Zeleke Gessesse – bass
  • Stephen Marley– lead and background vocals
  • Dereje Makonnen – keyboards
  • Sharon Marley Pendergast – background vocals
  • Lenny Pickett- clarinet, piccolo, saxophone, contrabass
  • Gary Pozner – keyboards
  • Melaku Retta – keyboards
  • Keith Richards- lead guitar
  • Mark Roule – tambourine
  • Asrat Aemro Selassie – percussion, bongos, conga, tambourine, background vocals, vibraslap, cabassa, wood block
  • Earl “Chinna” Smith- guitar
  • Raphael W’Mariam – drums, timbales
  • Franklyn “Bubbler” Waul – keyboards
  • Laura Weymouth – background vocals
  • Tina Weymouth- background vocals
  • Glenn Rosenstein – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ziggy Marley except where noted

  1. Conscious Party
  2. Lee and Molly
  3. Tomorrow People
  4. New Love
  5. Tumblin’ Down – Tyrone Downie, Ziggy Marley
  6. We a Guh Some Weh
  7. A Who a Say – Ziggy Marley, Steve Marley
  8. Have You Ever Been to Hell
  9. We Propose
  10. What’s True
  11. Dreams of Home