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On January 9, 1958.

On January 9, 1958, “Jamie Records” label released “Have ‘Twangy’ Guitar Will Travel”, the debut Duane Eddy album. It was recorded in 1957, at “Audio Recorders” in Phoenix, Arizona, and was produced by Lee Hazlewood and Lester Sill.

Personnel:

  • Duane Eddy – guitar
  • Al Casey– electric bass, piano, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Douglas– saxophone
  • Corki Casey O’Dell – rhythm guitar
  • Buddy Wheeler – electric bass
  • Bob Taylor – drums
  • Mike Bermani – drums
  • Plas Johnson– saxophone
  • Gil Bernal– saxophone
  • Ike Clanton – bass
  • Jimmy Simmons – upright bass
  • Jimmy Wilcox – bass
  • Donnie Owens– rhythm guitar
  • The Sharps– backing vocals
  • Jack Miller – engineer
  • Eddie Brackett – engineer
  • Greg Vaughn – mastering
  • Tom Moulton– mastering
  • Ben Demotto – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Duane Eddy and Lee Hazlewood, except where noted.

  1. Lonesome Road – Gene Austin, Nathaniel Shilkret
  2. I Almost Lost My Mind – Ivory Joe Hunter
  3. Rebel Rouser
  4. Three-30-Blues
  5. Cannonball
  6. The Lonely One
  7. Detour – Paul Westmoreland
  8. Stalkin’
  9. Ramrod – Al Casey
  10. Anytime – Herbert “Happy” Lawson
  11. Moovin’ ‘N’ Groovin’
  12. Loving You – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
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On November 19, 2002.

On November 19, 2002, “Nonesuch” label released “Travelogue”, the 18th Joni Mitchell studio album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein. The album features orchestral recordings of songs from throughout her career. The composer of the orchestral arrangements Vince Mendoza, won a 2004 “Grammy Award” for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist” for the arrangement of the track “Woodstock”.

Personnel:

  • Joni Mitchell – vocals
  • Larry Klein– bass, musical direction
  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Billy Preston– Hammond B3 organ
  • Chuck Berghofer– double bass
  • Paulinho da Costa– percussion
  • Brian Blade– drums
  • Wayne Shorter– soprano saxophone
  • Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Wheeler– flugelhorn
  • Gavyn Wright– orchestra leader
  • Vince Mendoza– conductor, arrangement

Track listing:

All tracks by Joni Mitchell; except where noted.

  1. Otis and Marlena
  2. Amelia
  3. You Dream Flat Tires
  4. Love
  5. Woodstock
  6. Slouching Toward Bethlehem – based on a poem by  B. Yeats
  7. Judgement of the Moon and Stars (Ludwig’s Tune)
  8. The Sire of Sorrow (Job’s Sad Song)
  9. For the Roses
  10. Trouble Child
  11. God Must Be a Boogie Man
  12. Be Cool
  13. Just Like This Train
  14. Sex Kills
  15. Refuge of the Roads
  16. Hejira
  17. Chinese Café / Unchained Melody – Alex North, Hy Zaret
  18. Cherokee Louise
  19. The Dawntreader
  20. The Last Time I Saw Richard
  21. Borderline
  22. The Circle Game

In February 1963.

In February 1963, “RCA Victor” label released “Mr. Soul”, the eleventh Sam Cooke studio album. It was recorded in August; November and December, 1962, at “RCA’s Music Center of the World”, and was produced by Hugo & Luigi.

Personnel:

  • Sam Cooke – vocals
  • Horace Ott, René Hall– arrangement, conductor
  • Clifton White, Bill Pitman,Tommy Tedesco– guitar
  • Ray Pohlman, Clifford Hils, Red Callender– bass guitar
  • Earl Palmer– drums
  • Ron Rich – percussion
  • Edward Beal, Ernie Freeman, Al Pellegrini, Ernie Freeman– piano
  • Nathan Griffin – organ
  • Sharky Hall – drums
  • Ray Johnson – piano
  • Bill Green, Plas Johnson– saxophone
  • John Ewing – trombone
  • Israel Baker, Robert Barene, Leonard Malarsky, Myron Sandler, Ralph Schaeffer, Sid Sharp, Arnold Belnick, Autrey McKissack, Ralph Schaeffer, Robert Barene, Jermoe Reisler – violin
  • Harry Hyams, Alexander Neiman – viola
  • Jesse Ehrlich, Irving Lipschultz, George Neikrug, Emmet Sergeant – cello
  • William Hinshaw – French horn
  • Dave Hassinger– recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. I Wish You Love – Charles Trenet, Lee Wilson, Albert Beach
  2. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  3. Chains of Love- Ahmet Ertegun, under the pseudonym Nugetre
  4. Smoke Rings – Ned Washington, H. Eugene Gifford
  5. All the Way – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Send Me Some Lovin’ – Leo Price, John Marascalco
  7. Cry Me a River – Arthur Hamilton
  8. Driftin’ Blues – Johnny Moore, Charles Brown, Eddie Williams
  9. For Sentimental Reasons – Deek Watson, William Best
  10. Nothing Can Change This Love – Sam Cooke
  11. Little Girl – Madeline Hyde, Francis Henry
  12. These Foolish Things – Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey, Harry Link

In December 1971.

In December 1971, “Ode” label released “Music”, the third Carole King album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Lou Adler.

Personnel:

  • Carole King – vocals, piano, electric piano, electric celeste, backing vocals
  • Ralph Schuckett– organ, electric piano, electric celeste
  • Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar– acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocals
  • James Taylor– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Charles Larkey – electricand acoustic bass guitar
  • Joel O’Brien, Russ Kunkel– drums
  • Bobbye Hall– congas, bongos, tambourine
  • Teresa Calderon – congas
  • Curtis Amy– tenor saxophone, flute
  • Oscar Brashear– flugelhorn
  • William Green, William Collette, Ernest Watts, Plas Johnson, Mike Altschul – woodwind, flute, saxophone
  • Abigale Haness, Merry Clayton– backing vocals
  • Hank Cicalo– engineer
  • Norm Kinney – assistant engineer
  • Roland Young – art direction
  • Chuck Beeson – design
  • Jim McCrary– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Carole King, except where noted.

  1. Brother, Brother
  2. It’s Going to Take Some Time – Carole King, Toni Stern
  3. Sweet Seasons – Carole King, Toni Stern
  4. Some Kind of Wonderful – Carole King, Gerry Goffin
  5. Surely
  6. Carry Your Load
  7. Music
  8. Song of Long Ago
  9. Brighter
  10. Growing Away from Me
  11. Too Much Rain – Carole King, Toni Stern
  12. Back to California

In September 1980.

In September 1980, “Asylum” label released “Heartattack and Vine” , the sixth Tom Waits studio album. It was recorded June – July 1980, at “Filmways/Heider Studio B” in Hollywood, and was produced by Bones Howe.

Personnel:

  • Tom Waits – vocals, electric guitar, piano
  • Bob Alcivar– string arrangement, orchestral arrangement, conductor
  • Ronnie Barron– Hammond organ, piano
  • Roland Bautista– electric guitar, twelve-string guitar
  • Greg Cohen– bass
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, chimes, glockenspiel
  • Jim Hughart – bass
  • Plas Johnson– tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Larry Taylor– bass
  • “Big John” Thomassie – drums
  • Jerry Yester– orchestral arrangement, conductor

Track listing:

  1. Heartattack and Vine
  2. In Shades
  3. Saving All My Love for You
  4. Downtown
  5. Jersey Girl
  6. ‘Til the Money Runs Out
  7. On the Nickel
  8. Siegal
  9. Ruby’s Arms

In June 1968.

In June 1968, “Reprise” label released the debut, self-titled Randy Newman album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Van Dyke Parks.

Personnel:

  • Randy Newman – vocals, piano
  • Anthony Terran- trumpet
  • Herb Ellis- guitar
  • Jim Horn- saxophone
  • Plas Johnson- saxophone
  • Larry Knechtel- guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Carol Kaye- bass
  • Al Casey- guitar
  • Milt Bernhart- trombone
  • Mike Deasy, Ron Elliott- guitar
  • Lyle Ritz- bass
  • Jim Gordon- drums
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica
  • Ray Kelley – cello
  • Ted Nash – saxophone
  • Don Bagley – bass
  • James Burton- guitar
  • Israel Baker- violin
  • Arnold Belnick – violin
  • Harold Bemko – cello
  • Harry Bluestone – violin
  • Samuel Boghossian – viola
  • Gene Cipriano – saxophone
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Jerome Reisler – violin
  • Victor Sazer – cello
  • Ralph Schaeffer – violin
  • Wilbur Schwartz – saxophone
  • Leonard Selic – viola
  • Sid Sharp – violin
  • Tommy Tedesco- guitar
  • Sal Valentino- guitar, vocals
  • Tibor Zelig – violin
  • Hubert Anderson – percussion
  • Joseph DiFiore – viola
  • William Hinshaw – French horn
  • Thomas Scott – saxophone
  • Harold Ayties – viola
  • Jesse Emrlich – cello
  • Elizabeth Ershoff – harp
  • David Filerman – cello
  • Gene Garf – piano, organ
  • Jan Hlinka – viola
  • Norman Jeffreis – drums
  • Gordon Pope – saxophone
  • James Rowles – piano
  • Joseph Tullio – cello
  • William Weiss – violin
  • Robert Knight – trombone
  • Nick DeCaro – piano, accordion
  • Frank DeCaro – guitar
  • James A. Decker – French horn
  • David Duke – French horn
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Frederick Seykora – cello
  • James Getzoff – flute
  • Joe Gibbons – guitar
  • William Green – saxophone
  • Richard Hyde- trombone
  • Armand Karpoff – cello
  • Louis Kievman – viola
  • William Kurash – violin
  • Michael Lang – piano
  • Don Lanier – guitar
  • Gary LeVant – harmonica
  • Tommy LiPuma- engineer
  • Leonard Malarsky – violin
  • Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Jay Migliori – saxophone
  • Sid Miller – saxophone
  • Ollie Mitchell – trumpet
  • Louis Morell – guitar
  • Richard Perissi – French horn
  • William R. Perkins – saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Randy Newman.

  1. Love Story (You and Me)
  2. Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad
  3. Living Without You
  4. So Long Dad
  5. I Think He’s Hiding
  6. Linda
  7. Laughing Boy
  8. Cowboy
  9. Beehive State
  10. I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
  11. Davy the Fat Boy