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On August 11, 2009.

On August 11, 2009, “Vanguard” and “Nozzle Records” labels released “This Time”, the 18th Robert Cray album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Santa Barbara Sound Design” in Santa Barbara, California, and was produced by Robert Cray.

Personnel:

• Robert Cray – vocals, guitar
• Jim Pugh – keyboards
• Richard Cousins – bass guitar
• Tony Braunagel – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Cray, except where noted.

1. Chicken In The Kitchen
2. I Can’t Fail
3. Love 2009 – Jim Pugh
4. That’s What Keeps Me Rockin’ – Tony Braungel, Schell
5. This Time
6. To Be True – Jim Pugh, Richard Cousins
7. Forever Goodbye – Robert Cray, Sue Turner-Cray
8. Trouble and Pain
9. Truce – Richard Cousins, Hendrix Ackle

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On June 3, 1996.

On June 2, 1996, “Grapevine” label released “Soft Vengeance”, the 14th Manfred Mann’s Earth Band album. It was recorded 1992 – 1996, at Workhouse Studios” in  London, and was produced by Manfred Mann and  Richard James Burgess.

Personnel:

  • Manfred Mann- keyboards, programming
  • Chris Thompson- vocals
  • Mick Rogers- guitars
  • Dave Farmer – drums
  • Clive Bunker- drums
  • Steve Kinch- bass
  • Noel McCalla– vocals
  • Russell Hoban- speech
  • Richard Marcangelo– drums
  • Richard James Burgess– drums
  • Gavin Harrison– drums
  • Andy Pask– bass
  • Tony Patler – bass
  • Gary Farmer – guitar
  • Clem Clempson– guitar
  • Mitch Dalton – guitar
  • Tony Patler – guitar
  • Gary Sanctuary- Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Linda Taylor – backing vocals
  • Maggie Ryder- backing vocals
  • Carol Kenyon- backing vocals
  • Janice Hoyte – backing vocals
  • Diane Byrch – backing vocals
  • Stevie Lange – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Pleasure and Pain – Mike Chapman, Holly Knight
  2. Play with Fire – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  3. Nothing Ever Happens – Justin Currie
  4. Shelter from The Storm – Bob Dylan
  5. Tumbling Ball – Mark Spiro
  6. The Price I Pay – Robert Cray, Dennis Walker
  7. Lose The Touch – Cyril Schumann
  8. Adults Only – Manfred Mann
  9. Wherever Love Drops — Part One – Manfred Mann, Russell Hoban
  10. The Complete History Of Sexual Jealousy – Nick Currie
  11. 99 lb – Dannie Bryant
  12. Miss You – Cyril Schumann
  13. Nature Of The Beast – Doc Neeson, Geoffrey Leib
  14. Wherever Love Drops — Part Two – Manfred Mann, Russell Hoban, Anthony Moore

On June 21, 2016.

On June 21, 2016, Wayne Lamar Jackson died aged 74. He was musician, song writer and producer, playing trumpet in the “Stax Records” house band The Mar – Keys, but best known as co-founder, together with Andrew Love, and member of The Memphis Horns, regarded as  “arguably the greatest soul horn section ever”. Jackson and Love played together on 52 No. 1 songs, and recorded and toured with many famous names, including Elvis Presley, Otis Reding, Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, The Doobie Brothers, Al Green, Dusty Springfield, Jimmy Buffet, Robert Cray, Sam & Dave and many others. In 2012, the Memphis Horns received a “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” for outstanding artistic significance in music.

On April 12, 2012.

On April 12, 2012, Andrew Love died aged 70. He was saxophone player best known for being a member of The Memphis Horns. He was session musician at “Stax Records”, and together with trumpet player Wayne Jackson, he created the signature of Stax horn sound. Love has recorded and toured with many famous artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Buffett and Robert Cray.

On August 8, 1986.

On August 8, 1986, “Mercury” label released “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”, the sixth Robert Cray album. It was recorded in 1986, and was produced by Bruce Bromberg and Dennis Walker.

Personnel:

  • Robert Cray – guitar, vocals
  • Peter Boe – keyboards
  • Charlie Brocco – mixing assistant
  • Richard Cousins – bass
  • Jeff Hendrickson – mixing
  • Wayne Jackson– trombone, trumpet
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • The Memphis Horns– arranger, horn, horn arrangements
  • Dave Olson – drums
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Bill Dashiell – engineer
  • Deborah Feingold – photography
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering
  • Mike Kloster, Fidel Bell – assistant engineer
  • Chris Thompson – design

Personnel:

  1. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – Robert Cray, Dennis Walker
  2. Don’t You Even Care? – Robert Cray
  3. Your Secret’s Safe with Me – Peter Boe, Dennis Walker
  4. I Can’t Go Home – Robert Cray
  5. Night Patrol – David Amy
  6. Acting This Way – Peter Boe, Richard Cousins
  7. Gotta Change the Rules – Robert Cray
  8. Across the Line – David Amy, Peter Boe, Robert Cray, David Olson
  9. At Last – Robert Cray, Patsy Sermersheim
  10. Laugh Out Loud – Dennis Walker

 

On November 24, 1986.

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On November 24, 1986, “Duck / Warner Bros” labels released “August”, the tenth Eric Clapton studio album. It was recorded April – May 1986, and was produced by Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Tom Dowd. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton– guitar, vocals
  • Phil Collins– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Tina Turner– vocals, backing vocals
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Henry Spinetti– drums
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Jon Faddis– trumpet
  • Gary Brooker– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Leon Pendarvis – horn arrangements
  • Greg Phillinganes– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Richard Feldman – keyboards
  • Laurence Cottle– bass guitar
  • Dave Bargeron– trombone
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Richard Cottle – synthesizer
  • Larry Williams– synthesizer programming
  • Katie Kissoon– backing vocals
  • Magic Moreno – backing vocals, engineering
  • Tessa Niles– backing vocals
  • Steve Chase, John Jacobs, Paul Gommersall, Peter Hefter – engineering
  • Terry O’Neill– photography

Track listing:

  1. It’s in the Way That You Use It – Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson
  2. Run – Lamont Dozier
  3. Tearing Us Apart – Eric Clapton, Greg Phillinganes
  4. Bad Influence – Robert Cray, Michael Vannice
  5. Walk Away – Richard Feldman, Marcella Detroit
  6. Hung Up on Your Love – Lamont Dozier
  7. Take a Chance – Eric Clapton, Nathan East, Greg Phillinganes
  8. Hold On – Eric Clapton, Phil Collins
  9. Miss You – Eric Clapton, Bobby Columby, Greg Phillinganes
  10. Holy Mother – Stephen Bishop, Eric Clapton
  11. Behind the Mask – Chris Mosdell, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Michael Jackson
  12. Grand Illusion – Bob Farrell, Dave Robbins, Wesly Stephenson

 

 

 

On April 27, 1999.

Take Your Shoes Off

On April 27, 1999, “Rykodisc” label released “Take Your Shoes Off”, album by Robert Cray. It was recorded in 1999, and was produced by Steve Jordan. The album won the 2000 “Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album”.

Personnel:

  • Robert Cray – vocals, guitar, bajo sexto
  • Steve Jordan– guitar, bajo sexto, keyboards, bass, drums, snare drum, percussion, background vocals
  • Jo-El Sonnier– accordion
  • Jim Horn– tenor & baritone saxophones
  • Bobby Keys, Jim Spake, Doug Moffet – tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone
  • Scott Thompson – trumpet
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • Jim Pugh – keyboards
  • Karl Sevareid – bass
  • Kevin Hayes – drums
  • The Nashelles – background vocals
  • The Memphis Horns– Andrew Love – tenor saxophone; Wayne Jackson – trumpet

Track listing:

  1. Love Gone to Waste – Tom Bingham, Willie Mitchell
  2. That Wasn’t Me – Robert Cray
  3. All the Way – Robert Cray, Sue Turner-Cray
  4. There’s Nothing Wrong – Robert Cray
  5. 24-7 Man – Mack Rice, Jon Tiven
  6. Pardon – Robert Cray
  7. Let Me Know – Robert Cray
  8. It’s All Gone – Steve Jordan, Meegan Voss
  9. Won’t You Give Him (One More Chance) – Joseph Martin, Winfield Scott
  10. Living Proof – Jim Pugh
  11. What About Me – Robert Cray
  12. Tollin’ Bells – Willie Dixon