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On March 25, 1997.

On March 25, 1997, “Alligator” label released “Reckless”, the 22nd Luther Allison album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Jim Gaines.


  • Luther Allison – vocals, guitar
  • Marla Glen – vocal

Track listing:

All tracks by Luther Allison and James Solberg, except where noted.

  1. Low Down and Dirty – Bernard Allison
  2. You Can Run but You Can’t Hide – Paul Butterfield, Henry Glover
  3. Living in the House of the Blues – Jerry Williams
  4. You Can, You Can
  5. Will It Ever Change?
  6. Just As I Am
  7. There Comes a Time
  8. Drowning at the Bottom
  9. Playin’ a Losin’ Game – Bernard Allison, Luther Allison
  10. It’s a Blues Thing
  11. Cancel My Check
  12. Pain in the Streets
  13. You’re Gonna Make Me Cry – Deadric Malone
  14. I’m Back

In November 1965.

In November 1965, “Chess” label released “Fresh Berry’s”, the ninth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in September 1965, at “Ter Mar Recording Studios”  Chicago,  Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Phil Chess.


  • Chuck Berry – guitar, vocals
  • Chuck Bernhard – bass
  • Mike Bloomfield– guitar
  • Paul Butterfield– harmonica
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Ron Malo– engineer
  • Don S. Bronstein– cover

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. It Wasn’t Me
  2. Run Joe – Louis Jordan, Walter Merrick, Joe Willoughby
  3. Everyday We Rock & Roll
  4. One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  5. Welcome Back Pretty Baby
  6. It’s My Own Business
  7. Right Off Rampart Street
  8. Vaya Con Dios – Buddy Pepper, Carl Hoff, Inez James, Larry Russell
  9. Merrily We Rock & Roll
  10. My Mustang Ford
  11. Ain’t That Just Like a Woman – Claude Demetrius, Fleecie Moore
  12. Wee Hour Blues

In October 1965.

In October 1965, “Elektra” label released “The Paul Butterfield Blues Band”, the debut Paul Butterfield album. It was recorded in September 1965, and was produced by Paul Rothchild and Mark Abramson. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 468 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Down Beat” magazine ranked it at number 11 on its list of the “Top 50 Blues Albums”.


  • Paul Butterfield– lead vocals, harmonica
  • Mike Bloomfield– guitars
  • Elvin Bishop– guitars
  • Mark Naftalin– organ
  • Jerome Arnold– bass
  • Sam Lay– drums, lead vocals

Track listing:

  1. Born in Chicago – Nick Gravenites
  2. Shake Your Money-Maker – Elmore James
  3. Blues with a Feeling – Walter Jacobs
  4. Thank You Mr. Poobah – Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Mark Naftalin
  5. Mellow Down Easy – Willie Dixon
  6. Screamin – Mike Bloomfield
  7. Our Love Is Drifting – Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop
  8. Mystery Train – Junior Parker, Sam Phillips
  9. Last Night – Walter Jacobs
  10. Look Over Yonders Wall – James Clark


In August 1969.

In August 1969, “Chess” label released “Fathers and Sons”, the seventh Muddy Waters studio album. The album features both studio and live recordings. The studio tracks were recorded in April 21–23, 1969 at “Ter Mar Studios” in Chicago, April 24, 1969 at the “Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree” in Chicago. Producer on all tracks was Norman Dayron.The cover illustration was by Don Wilson and was based on Michelangelo’s design on the Sistine Chapel.


  • Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) – vocals, guitar
  • Otis Spann– piano
  • Michael Bloomfield– guitar
  • Paul Butterfield– harmonica
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass guitar
  • Sam Lay– drums
  • Paul Asbell – rhythm guitar
  • Buddy Miles– drums
  • Jeff Carp – chromatic harmonica
  • Phil Upchurch– bass guitar
  • Ron Malo– engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by McKinley Morganfield, except where noted.

  1. All Aboard
  2. Mean Disposition
  3. Blow Wind Blow
  4. Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had
  5. Walkin’ Thru The Park
  6. Forty Days and Forty Nights – Bernard Roth
  7. Standin’ Round Crying
  8. I’m Ready – Willie Dixon
  9. Twenty Four Hours – Eddie Boyd
  10. Sugar Sweet – Mel London
  11. Long Distance Call
  12. Baby, Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams
  13. Honey Bee
  14. The Same Thing – Willie Dixon
  15. Got My Mojo Working, Part 1 – Preston Foster, McKinley Morganfield
  16. Got My Mojo Working, Part 2 – Preston Foster, McKinley Morganfield


On March 16, 2017.

On March 16, 2017, James Henry Cotton died aged 81. Being blues  harmonica  player, singer and songwriter, he had successful solo career, recording albums under his own name, and recording and performing with number of great blues and rock musicians including Gregg Allman, William “Billy Boy” Arnold, Elvin Bishop, Mike Bloomfield, Joe Bonamassa, Paul Butterfield, Grateful Dead, Pat Hare, Howlin’ Wolf, Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Freddie King, Alexis Korner, Steve Miller, Charlie Musselwhite, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Keith Richards, Todd Rundgren, Santana, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Otis Spann, Taj Mahal, Big Mama Thornton, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Louis Walker, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Johnny Winter.

On June 27, 1966.

Freak Out!

On June 27, 1966, “Verve” label released “Freak Out!” the debut Mothers of Invention album. It was recorded in March 1996, at “Sunset-Highland Studios of T.T.G. Inc” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tom Wilson. In 1999, “Freak Out” was honored with the “Grammy Hall of Fame Award”. In 2003, “Rolling Stone ranked it at number 246 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Frank Zappa– vocals, guitar, orchestration, arrangements, conductor, musical director
  • Jimmy Carl Black– vocals, percussion, drums
  • Ray Collins– vocals, harmonica, cymbals, sound effects, tambourine, finger cymbals, bobby pin, weezers
  • Roy Estrada– bass, guitarron, boy soprano
  • Elliot Ingber– alternate lead and rhythm guitar
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Eugene Di Novi – piano
  • Kurt Reher – cello
  • Raymond Kelley– cello
  • Paul Bergstrom – cello
  • Emmet Sargeant – cello
  • Joseph Saxon – cello
  • Edwin V. Beach – cello
  • Arthur Maebe – French horn, tuba
  • Motorhead Sherwood– noises
  • Kim Fowley– hypophone
  • Mac Rebennack– piano
  • Paul Butterfield– vocals
  • Les McCann– piano
  • Neil Le Vang– guitar
  • John Rotella – clarinet, sax
  • Carol Kaye– 12-string guitar
  • Jeannie Vassoir– the voice of Cheese
  • Val Valentin – engineering, director, engineer
  • Ami, Tom – engineer
  • Eugene Dinovi, Neil Levang, Vito, Ken Watson = assistant engineer
  • Jack Anesh – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa, except where noted.

  1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
  2. I Ain’t Got No Heart
  3. Who Are the Brain Police?
  4. Go Cry on Somebody Else’s Shoulder – Frank Zappa, Ray Collins
  5. Motherly Love
  6. How Could I Be Such a Fool
  7. Wowie Zowie
  8. You Didn’t Try to Call Me
  9. Anyway, the Wind Blows
  10. I’m Not Satisfied
  11. You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here
  12. Trouble Every Day
  13. Help, I’m a Rock (Suite in Three Movements)
  • Okay to Tap Dance
  • In Memoriam, Edgard Varèse
  • It Can’t Happen Here
  1. The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet (Unfinished Ballet in Two Tableaux)
  • Ritual Dance of the Child-Killer
  • Nullis Pretii (No Commercial Potential)

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.

On February 12, 1974.

Bottom Line Club

On February 12, 1974, “The Bottom Line” club opened in New York City. Owned by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowsky, during the 70’s and 80’s, the club was a major space for small-scale music performances. The club stoped working in 2004. Some of the artists who performed in the club were Miles Davis, Gato Barbieri, Bill Evans, Charles Mingus, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Ray Barretto, Peter Gabriel, Al Kooper, Tom Waits, Melvin Van Peebles, Neil Sedaka, Billy Joel, Suzi Quatro, Patti Smith, Flo & Eddie, Toots and the Maytals, Cheech & Chong, Tower of Power, Tim Hardin, Roger McGuinn, JJ Cale, The Meters, Greg Kihn Band, Ry Cooder,Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Sam & Dave, Asım Can Gündüz, The Ronettes, John Cale, Gong, Peter Bardens, The Violent Femmes, Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins, Linda Ronstadt,The Police, Richard Marx, Prince, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Van Morrison, The Stone Poneys, Chuck Mangione, Emmylou Harris, Clinn Rippy, Neil Young, Barry Manilow, Laura Nyro, Loudon Wainwright III, New York Dolls, Lyle Lovett, The Electric Flag, Pat Martino, Todd Rundgren, Graham Parker, Grayson Hugh, Stan Ridgway, Horslips, Dire Straits,Chris Hillman, Hawkwind, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Tracy Nelson, The Pointer Sisters, Betty Carter, Ravi Shankar, Ramones and Michael Hedges.

On August 30, 1966.


On August 30, 1966, “Elektra” released “East West”, the second Butterfield Blues Band studio album. It was recorded in 1966, at the “Chess Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Mark Abramson and Paul Rothchild.


  • Paul Butterfield— vocals, harmonica
  • Mike Bloomfield— electric guitar
  • Elvin Bishop— lead vocals, electric guitar
  • Mark Naftalin— piano, organ
  • Jerome Arnold— bass
  • Billy Davenport— drums

Track listing:

  1. Walking Blues – Robert Johnson
  2. Get Out of my Life Woman – Allen Toussaint
  3. I Got a Mind to Give up Living – traditional
  4. All These Blues – traditional
  5. Work Song – Nat Adderley
  6. Mary, Mary – Michael Nesmith
  7. Two Trains Running – Muddy Waters
  8. Never Say No – traditional
  9. East – West – Mike Bloomfield, Nick Graventies