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On April 24, 2016.

On April 24, 2016, Paul Williams aka Billy Paul died aged 81. He was soul singer, associated with the Philadelphia soul sound, best known for his 1972 “Grammy Awarded” #1 single, “Me and Mrs. Jones”, and the albums “360 Degrees of Billy Paul” (1972) and  “War of Gods” (1973).



In November 1964.

In November 1964, “Chess” label released “St. Louis to Liverpool”, the seventh  Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded December 1957 – August 1964, at “Chess Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Leonard Chess and  Phil Chess.


  • Chuck Berry – vocals, guitars
  • Matt “Guitar” Murphy– electric guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson, Lafayette Leake, Paul Williams – piano
  • Willie Dixon– bass
  • Odie Payne, Fred Below– drums
  • Ebby Hardy or Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Leroy C. Davis – tenor saxophone
  • James Robinson – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. Little Marie
  2. Our Little Rendezvous
  3. No Particular Place to Go
  4. You Two
  5. Promised Land
  6. You Never Can Tell
  7. Go Bobby Soxer
  8. Things I Used to Do – Eddie Jones
  9. Liverpool Drive
  10. Night Beat
  11. Merry Christmas Baby – Lou Baxter, Johnny Moore
  12. Brenda Lee


In August 1970.

In August 1970, “A&M” label released “Come Saturday Morning”, the eight Sandpipers album. It was recorded in 1970, and was produced by Bob Alcivar and Allen Stanton.


  • Michael Piano, Jim Brady and Richard Shoff – vocals
  • Hal Blaine: drums
  • Joe Osborn: bass
  • Larry Knechtel: piano, organ
  • Jimmy Rowles: piano
  • Dennis Budimer: electric guitar
  • Mike Anthony, Tommy Tedesco: rhythm guitar
  • Larry Bunker: percussion
  • The Bill HolmanOrchestra
  • Patrice Holloway, Carolyn Willis, Susan Tallman – vocals
  • Ray Gerhardt – engineer
  • Shelley Gordon, Jill Sheridan, Ruth – production assistants
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction
  • Jim McCrary – photography

Track listing:

  1. Santo Domingo – Rudi Lindt, Peter Poll, Michael Piano
  2. The Long and Winding Road – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  3. Free to Carry On – Jim Brady, Dale Bobbitt
  4. A Song of Joy – Miguel Ríos
  5. Where There’s a Heartache – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. (He’s Got the) Whole World In His Hands – traditional, a by Bob Alcivar
  7. The Drifter – Paul Williams, Roger Nichols
  8. Sound of Love – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb
  9. Autumn Afternoon – Dick and Don Addrisi
  10. Come Saturday Morning – Fred Karlin, Dory Previn
  11. The Wonder of You – Baker Knight
  12. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls – Stu Phillips, Bob Stone

On August 9, 1980.

On August 9, 1980, “Qwest Records” label released “Give Me The Night”, the 18th George Benson album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Kendun Recorders” in Burbank,  and “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Quincy Jones. in 1981 Benson won “Grammy Awards” for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”, the track “Moody’s Mood” won “Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male” and track “Off Broadway” won “Best R&B Instrumental Performance”. Quincy Jones and Jerry Hey also won the “Grammy Award” for “Best Instrumental Arrangement” for the song “Dinorah, Dinorah”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • George Benson– lead and backing vocals, guitar and lead guitar, scat
  • Lee Ritenour– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel– bass guitar
  • John Robinson, Carlos Vega – drums
  • Paulinho Da Costa– percussion
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards, synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Richard Tee– synthesizer bass, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Herbie Hancock– synthesizer, Fender Rhodes
  • Clare Fischer– Yamaha CS30, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes
  • George Duke– keyboards
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams– saxophone, flute
  • Marty Paich– string arrangements, conductor
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Patti Austin– backing and lead vocals
  • Jim Gilstrap, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen, Tom Bahler– backing vocals
  • Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien
  • Assistant engineers – Sheridan Eldridge, Ralph Osbourne, Mark Sackett.
  • Mastered by Jim Sintetos, Kent Duncan
  • Liner notes by Quincy Jones
  • Art direction – Richard Seireeni
  • Illustration – Paul Jasmin
  • Cover photography – Norman Seeff
  • Sleeve photography – Peter Brill
  • Typography – Anderson Typographics

Track listing:

All tracks by Rod Temperton except where indicated.

  1. Love X Love
  2. Off Broadway
  3. Moody’s Mood – Eddie Jefferson, James Moody
  4. Give Me the Night
  5. What’s On Your Mind – Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater
  6. Dinorah, Dinorah – Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins
  7. Love Dance – ivan Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams
  8. Star of a Story (X)
  9. Midnight Love Affair – David “Hawk” Wolinski
  10. Turn Out the Lamplight

On July 17, 1967.

On July 17, 1967, “Gordy” label released “The Temptations with a Lot o’ Soul”, the fifth Temptations studio album. It was recorded 1966 – 1967, in Hitsville, Detroit, and was produced by Norman Whitfield, Smokey Robinson, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Frank Wilson

and Ivy Jo Hunter.


  • David Ruffin– vocals (baritone/tenor)
  • Eddie Kendricks– vocals (tenor/falsetto)
  • Paul Williams– vocals (baritone)
  • Melvin Franklin– vocals (bass)
  • Otis Williams– vocals (tenor/baritone)

Track listing:

  1. (I Know) I’m Losing You – Cornelius Grant, Edward Holland, Jr., Norman Whitfield
  2. Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone – Cornelius Grant, Sylvia Moy, Norman Whitfield
  3. All I Need – Frank Wilson, E. Holland,  Dean Taylor
  4. (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need – Holland, Norman Whitfield
  5. No More Water in the Well – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers
  6. Save My Love for a Rainy Day – Roger Penzabene, Norman Whitfield
  7. Just One Last Look – Holland–Dozier–Holland
  8. Sorry is a Sorry Word – Holland, Ivy Jo Hunter
  9. You’re My Everything – Cornelius Grant, Roger Penzabene, Norman Whitfield
  10. Now That You’ve Won Me – Smokey Robinson
  11. Two Sides to Love – Sylvia Moy, Norman Whitfield
  12. Don’t Send Me Away – Eddie Kendricks, Smokey Robinson

In July 1973.

In July 1973, “20th Century” label released “The Morning After”, the debut Maureen McGovern album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Carl Maduri.


  • Maureen McGovern – vocals
  • Bob Fraser – guitars
  • Bill Severance – drums, percussion
  • Arranged by Joe Hudson, Michel Rubini, Gene Page, Gary Kekel, Bob Hill
  • Conducted by Joe Hudson, Bob Hill
  • Engineered and mixed by Arnie Rosenberg

Track listing:

  1. The Morning After (Song from The Poseidon Adventure)- Al Kasha, Joel Hirschhorn
  2. I Won’t Last a Day Without You – Paul Williams, Roger Nichols
  3. And This I Find Is Beautiful – Mack David, Larry Weiss
  4. Midnight Storm – Maureen McGovern, Jimmy Kennedy
  5. It Might as Well Stay Monday (From Now On) – Bodie Chandler
  6. If I Wrote You a Song – Maureen McGovern, Jimmy Kennedy
  7. Don’t Try to Close a Rose – Ginger Greco
  8. Darlene – Jonathan Cane
  9. Can’t You Hear the Song – Chris Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow
  10. Until It’s Time for You to Go – Buffy Sainte-Marie

In May 1973.

In May 1973, “Philips” label released “Any Day Now”, the eighth Scott Walker studio album.It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by John Franz.


  • Scott Walker- vocals
  • Peter Knight- arrangements, conductor
  • Robert Cornford – arrangements, conductor
  • Peter J. Olliff – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Any Day Now – Bob Hilliard, Burt Bacharach
  2. All My Love’s Laughter – Jimmy Webb
  3. Do I Love You – Albert Pelay, Alain le Govic, Yves Dessca, Maxime Piolot, Paul Anka
  4. Maria Bethania – Caetano Veloso
  5. Cowboy – Randy Newman
  6. When You Get Right Down to It- Barry Mann
  7. If – David Gates
  8. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  9. The me I Never Knew – Don Black, John Barry
  10. If Ships Were Made to Sail – Jimmy Webb
  11. We Could Be Flying – Michel Colombier, Paul Williams