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Potliquor: Louisiana Rock & Roll

In January 1973, “Janus” label released “Louisiana Rock & Roll”, the third Potliquor album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Deep South Recording Studio” in New Orleans, and was produced by Jim Brown.

Personnel:

  • Les Wallace – vocals, guitars
  • George Ratzlaff – vocals, keyboards
  • Guy Schaeffer – vocals, bass guitar
  • Leon Medica – vocals, bass guitar
  • Jerry Amoroso – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Cy Frost – piano, clavinet, Moog synthesizer, horn and string arrangements
  • Glenn Spreen – horn and string arrangements
  • Lee Fortier – horns
  • Art DeCesare – horns
  • Bud Brasher – horns
  • Pete Verbois – horns
  • Bill Ludwig – horns
  • Nick Rousse – horns
  • Charlie Depuy – horns
  • Uncle Buck Wood – fiddle
  • Gail and David Amoroso – handclaps
  • Strings on “For You” – a combined section of the New Orleans Symphony and Baton Rouge Symphony
  • Cy Frost – recording, production consultant
  • Peter Granet – remix
  • F. Alessandrini – artwork
  • Dawn Studios – album cover design
  • Mia Krinsky – album coordination
  • J. W. deBuys – photography
  • Bob Scerbo – production coordinator

Track listing:

  1. You Can’t Get There from Here – Casey Kelly
  2. Waitin’ for Me at the River – George Ratzlaff
  3. Taj and Jimmy’s Blues – Taj Mahal, Al Smith, Jimmy Reed
  4. Rip It Up – Marascalco Blackwell
  5. H – Lee Wallace, Lauretta Wallace
  6. Louisiana Rock ’n’ Roll – George Ratzlaff
  7. St. Jude’s Blues – Jerry Amoroso
  8. Born Under a Bad Sign – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  9. Guitar Boogie – George Ratzlaff
  10. For You – Les Wallace

Orange Juice: Rip It Up

In November 1982, “Polydor” label released “Rip It Up”, the second Orange Juice album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Berwick Street Studios” in London, and was produced by Martin Hayles.

Personnel:

  • Edwyn Collins – vocals, guitar, violin
  • Malcolm Ross – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • David McClymont – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Zeke Manyika – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Martin Hayles – piano, synthesizer
  • Gavyn Wright – violin
  • Paul Quinn – vocals
  • Dick Morrissey – saxophone
  • Martin Drover – flugelhorn
  • Mel Gaynor – percussion
  • Louise Waddle – handclaps
  • Danny Cummings – percussion
  • Gwyn Mathias – additional engineering
  • Orange Juice – sleeve design
  • Eric Watson – photography

Track listing:

  1. Rip It Up – Edwyn Collins, David McClymont, Malcolm Ross, Zeke Manyika
  2. A Million Pleading Faces – Zeke Manyika
  3. Mud in Your Eye – Edwyn Collins
  4. Turn Away – Malcolm Ross
  5. Breakfast Time – Edwyn Collins
  6. I Can’t Help Myself – Edwyn Collins, David McClymont
  7. Flesh of My Flesh – Edwyn Collins
  8. Louise Louise – Edwyn Collins
  9. Hokoyo – Edwyn Collins, David McClymont, Malcolm Ross, Zeke Manyika, Zop Cormorant
  10. Tenterhook – Edwyn Collins

Little Richard: Here’s Little Richard

On March 4, 1957, “Specialty” label released “Here’s Little Richard”, the debut Little Richard album. It was recorded September 1955 – October 1956. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 50 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and ranked the track “Tutti Frutti” at number 43 on its list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Little Richard (Richard Penniman) – vocals, piano
  • Edgar Blanchard – guitar
  • Frank Fields – bass
  • Earl Palmer – drums
  • Lee Allen – tenor saxophone
  • Alvin “Red” Tyler – baritone saxophone
  • Huey Smith – piano
  • Justin Adams – guitar
  • William “Frosty” Pyles – guitar
  • Roy Montrell – guitar
  • Nathaniel Douglas – guitar
  • Lloyd Lambert – bass
  • Olsie Richard Robinson – bass
  • Oscar Moore – drums
  • Charles Connor – drums
  • Renald Richard – trumpet
  • Clarence Ford – tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Wilbert Smith – tenor saxophone
  • Grady Gaines – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Tillman – tenor saxophone
  • Clifford Burks – tenor saxophone
  • Jewell Grant – baritone saxohone

Track listing:

  1. Tutti Frutti – Richard Penniman, Dorothy LaBostrie, Joe Lubin
  2. True, Fine Mama – Richard Penniman
  3. Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave – Leo Price
  4. Ready Teddy – Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco
  5. Baby – Richard Penniman
  6. Slippin’ and Slidin’ – Richard Penniman, Eddie Bocage, Al Collins, James Smith
  7. Long Tall Sally – Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell, Richard Penniman
  8. Miss Ann – Richard Penniman, Enotris Johnson
  9. Oh Why? – Winfield Scott
  10. Rip It Up – Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco
  11. Jenny, Jenny – Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman
  12. She’s Got It – John Marascalco, Richard Penniman

On October 19, 1956.

On October 19, 1956, “RCA Victor” label released “Elvis” (also known as Elvis Presley No. 2), the second Elvis Presley studio album. It was recorded January – September 1956, at “RCA Studio 1” in New York City, “Radio Recorders Studio 1” in Hollywood, and was produced by Steve Sholes.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Scotty Moore – electric guitar
  • Shorty Long – piano
  • Gordon Stoker – piano
  • Bill Black – double bass
  • D. J. Fontana – drums
  • The Jordanaires – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Rip It Up – Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco
  2. Love Me – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again – Gene Sullivan, Wiley Walker
  4. Long Tall Sally – Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman
  5. First in Line – Aaron Schroeder, Ben Weisman
  6. Paralyzed – Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
  7. So Glad You’re Mine – Arthur Crudup
  8. Old Shep – Red Foley
  9. Ready Teddy – Robert Blackwell, John Marascalo
  10. Any Place in Paradise – Joe Thomas
  11. How’s the World Treating You – Chet Atkins, Boudleaux Bryant
  12. How Do You Think I Feel – Webb Pierce, Wayne Walker

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Chess” label released “New Juke Box Hits”, the fifth Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded in 1960, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry– vocals, guitars
  • Johnnie Johnson– piano
  • Reggie Boyd – bass
  • Fred Below, Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Leroy C. Davis – tenor saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry except where noted.

  1. I’m Talking About You
  2. Diploma for Two
  3. Thirteen Question Method
  4. Away from You
  5. Don’t You Lie to Me – Hudson Whittaker
  6. The Way It Was Before
  7. Little Star
  8. Route 66 – Bobby Troup
  9. Sweet Sixteen – Joe Josea, B. King
  10. Run Around
  11. Stop and Listen
  12. Rip It Up – John Marascalco, Robert Blackwell