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In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” album by Jimmy Smith. It was recorded in January 1974,at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs NJ, and was produced by Creed Taylor.


  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Oliver Nelson– arranger
  • Claus Ogerman– arranger, conductor
  • Val Valentin, Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Acy Lehman – design
  • Roy De Carava – photography
  • Daddio Daylie – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue – Richard Rodgers
  2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 1 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  3. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 2 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  4. John Brown’s Body – traditional
  5. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Women of the World – Riziero Ortolani
  7. Bluesette – Toots Thielemans

On May 6, 2004.

On May 6, 2004, Barney Kessel died aged 80. He was jazz guitarist, noted for his inversions and chord-based melodies. In his successful solo career he has recorded 31 album as a leader, was member of the group of session musicians  The Wrecking Crew, and has performed with many famous musicians including Georgie Auld, Chet Baker, Louis Bellson, Benny Carter, Buddy Collette, Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Hampton Hawes, Woody Herman, Billie Holiday, Milt Jackson, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Oliver Nelson, Anita O’Day, Art Pepper, Zoot Sims, Shorty Rogers, Sonny Rollins and Pete Rugolo.


In April 1970.

In April 1970, “King” label released “Soul on Top”, the 32nd James Brown studio album. It was recorded November 1969, and was produced by James Brown.


  • James Brown- vocal
  • Oliver Nelson- arranger and conductor
  • Ernie Watts- alto saxophone
  • Joe Romano – alto saxophone
  • Maceo Parker- tenor saxophone
  • Buddy Collette- tenor saxophone
  • Pete Christlieb- tenor saxophone
  • Jim Mulidore – baritone saxophone
  • Al Aarons- trumpet
  • Chuck Findley- trumpet
  • John Audino – trumpet
  • Tom Porello – trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland- trombone
  • Nick DiMaio – trombone
  • Kenny Shroyer – trombone
  • Bill Tole – trombone
  • Frank Vincent – piano
  • Bill Pitman- guitar
  • Louis Shelton- guitar
  • Ray Brown- bass
  • Louis Bellson- drums, bandleader
  • Jack Arnold – percussion

Track listing:

  1. That’s My Desire – Helmy Kressa, Caroll Loveday
  2. Your Cheatin’ Heart – Hank Williams
  3. What Kind of Fool Am I – Leslie Bircusse, Anthony Newley
  4. It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World – James Brown, Betty Jean Newsome
  5. The Man in the Glass – Bud Hobgood
  6. It’s magic – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  7. September Song – Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill
  8. For Once in My Life – Ron Miller, Orlando Murden
  9. Every Day I Have the Blues – Memphis Slim
  10. I Need Your Key (To Turn Me On) – Louie Bellson
  11. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – James Brown

On December 29, 2008.


On December 29, 2008, Frederick Dewayne “Freddie” Hubbard died aged 70. He was trumpeter, known primarily for playing in the bebop, hard bop and post bop styles. He has performed and recorded with many famous musicians including George Benson, Walter Benton, Art Blakey, Tina Brooks, Kenny Burrell, George Cables, Betty Carter, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Richard Davis, Eric Dolphy, Kenny Drew, Charles Earland, Bill Evan,  Joe Farrell, Curtis Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson, Benny Golson, Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, Milt Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John, J.J. Johnson, Quincy Jones, John Lewis, Kirk Lightsey, Ronnie Mathews, Jackie McLean, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Wes Montgomery, Hank Mobley, Alphonse Mouzon, Oliver Nelson, Duke Pearson, Sam Rivers, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Rufus, Poncho Sanchez, Don Sebesky, Wayne Shorter, Leon Thomas, Stanley Turrentine, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton and Randy Weston.

On May 25, 1984.

Eric Gale

On May 25, 1984, Eric J. Gale died aged 55. Being jazz and session guitarist, as a leader he recorded twelve albums, and has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names of the music scene, including Clark Terry, Oliver Nelson, Jimmy McGriff, Benny Golson, Van Morrison, Bernard Purdie, Herbie Mann, Yusuf Lateef, Chico Hamilton, Sonny Stitt, Quincy Jones, Al Kooper, Lena Horn, Gabor Szabo, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Esther Philips, Chuck Rainey, Johnny Hammond, Stanley Turrentine,  David Newman, Hank Crawford, Grover Washington, Jr., Roberta Flack, Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws, Bob James, Joe Higgs, Van McCoy, Ron Carter, George Benson, Phil Upchurch, Tom Scott, Idris Muhammad, Ashford & Simpson, Cedar Walton, Stanley Turrentine, Blood, Sweat & Tears,  Paul Butterfield, Joe Cocker, Lalo Schifrin, Randy Crawford, Rainbow, Lalo Schifrin, Patti Austin, Maynard Ferguson, Ralph MacDonald, Essra Mohawk, Carla Bley, Pee Wee Ellis, Art Farmer, Tom Scott, Jeremy Steig, Joe Farrell, Kenny Loggins, David Matthews and David Ruffin.