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On July 10, 1987.

On July 10, 1987, John Henry Hammond II died aged 76. He was record producer, music critics, civil rights activist, and music scout, one of the most influential figures in 20th-century modern music. As “Columbia Records” company executive and as a record producer, he supported numerous musical careers, including those of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Freddie Green, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Russell, Harry James, Charlie Christian, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Big Joe Turner, Pete Seeger, Babatunde Olatunji, Jim Copp, Asha Puthli, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Mike Bloomfield. He also initiated the revival of delta blues legend Robert Johnson’s music. He is the father of blues musician John P. Hammond.

On April 1, 2014.

On April 1, 2014, “Universal Records” label released “Life Journey”, the 37th Leon Russell album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Capitol Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tommy LiPuma.

Personnel:

  • Leon Russell – lead and background vocals, piano, liner notes
  • Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
  • John Clayton- bass, conductor, arranger
  • Dixieland Band
  • William Cantos – background vocals
  • Alvin Chea– background vocals
  • Perry Morgan – background vocals
  • Louis Price– background vocals
  • Graham Dechter – acoustic guitar
  • Robben Ford– guitar
  • Anthony Wilson– guitar
  • Chris Simmons- slide guitar
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel, pedal steel guitar
  • Hugh McCracken- guitar, soloist
  • Larry Goldings- Hammond B3
  • George Bohanon– trombone
  • Lee Callet – tenor saxophone
  • Charles Owens – tenor saxophone
  • Rickey Woodard– tenor saxophone
  • Keith Fiddmont – alto saxophone
  • Ira Nepus – trombone
  • Ryan Porter – trombone
  • Maurice Spears – bass trombone
  • Bijon Watson – trumpet
  • Gilbert Castellanos– trumpet
  • Clay Jenkins – trumpet
  • Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • James Ford – trumpet
  • Darrell Leonard- flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Jeff Clayton- clarinet, alto saxophone
  • James Gordon – clarinet
  • Christoph Luty – bass
  • Willie Weeks- bass
  • Jeff Hamilton- drums
  • Abe Laboriel Jr.– drums
  • Elena Barere – concert master
  • Alan Broadbent- string arrangements
  • Jill Dell’Abate – string contractor
  • Elton John- executive producer
  • Shari Sutcliffe – music contractor, production coordination
  • Chandler Harrod – engineer, Pro-Tools
  • Mark Lambert – piano engineer, vocal engineer
  • Elliot Scheiner- string engineer
  • Al Schmitt- engineer, mixing
  • Doug Saks – mastering
  • Ryan Roth – design, photography
  • Mike Diehl – design

Track listing:

  1. Come On in My Kitchen – Robert Johnson
  2. Big Lips – Leon Russell
  3. Georgia on My Mind- Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
  4. That Lucky Old Sun- Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith 4:09
  5. Fever- Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
  6. Think of Me – Mike Reid
  7. I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)- Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster
  8. The Masquerade Is Over – Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel
  9. I Really Miss You – Paul Anka
  10. New York State of Mind- Billy Joel
  11. Fool’s Paradise -Johnny Fuller, Bob Geddins, Dr. David Rosenbaum
  12. Down in Dixieland – Leon Russell

On February 8, 2010.

On February 8, 2010, “XL Recordings” label released “I’m New Here”, the 13th and final Gil Scott-Heron studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “XL Studio” in London, and was produced by Richard Russell.

Personnel:

  • Gil Scott-Heron– vocals, piano
  • Damon Albarn– keyboards
  • Pat Sullivan – guitar
  • Chris Cunningham– guitar, synthesizer
  • Kim Jordan – piano, backing vocals
  • Tiona Hall – backing vocals
  • Michelle Hutcherson – backing vocals
  • Tyria Stokes – backing vocals
  • Christiana Liberis – strings
  • Mary Jo Stilp – strings
  • Mike Block – strings
  • Una Tone – strings
  • Lawson White – engineer, string arrangements
  • Ichiho Nishiki – engineer
  • Rodaidh McDonald – mixing
  • Phil Lee – artwork
  • Mischa Richter– artwork
  • Richard Russell– cover photo

Track listing:

  1. On Coming from a Broken Home (Part 1) – Gil Scott – Heron
  2. Me and the Devil – Robert Johnson
  3. I’m New Here – Bill Callahan
  4. Tour Soul and Mine – Richard Russell, Gil Scott – Heron
  5. Parents (interlude) – Gill Scot – Heron
  6. I’ll Take care of You – Brook Benton
  7. Being Blessed (interlude) – Gill Scott – Heron
  8. Where Did the Night Go – Gill Scott – Heron
  9. I Was Guided (interlude) – Gill Scott – Heron
  10. New York Is Killing Me – Gill Scott – Heron
  11. Certain Things (interlude) – Gill Scott – Heron
  12. Running – Richard Russell, Gill Scott – Heron
  13. The Crutch – Richard Russell, Gill Scott – Heron
  14. I’ve Been Me (interlude) – Gill Scott – Heron
  15. On Coming from a Broken Home – Gill Scott – Heron

On November 12, 1980.

On November 12, 1980, “Warner Bros” label released “Ultra Wave”, the fifth Bootsy Collins studio album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by Bootsy Collins and George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • Bootsy Collins – vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion
  • Phelps Collins, Rick Evans – guitar
  • Joel Johnson, David Lee Chong, Mark Johnson – keyboards
  • Jerry Jones – drums
  • Carl Small – percussion
  • Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Richard Griffith, Larry Hatcher – horns
  • David McMurray – lyricon solo
  • Godmoma, Brandy, Parlet, Brides of Funkenstein, Robert Johnson – vocals

Track listing

  1. Mug Push – Phelps Collins, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton
  2. F-Encounter – Bootsy Collins, Rick Evans, Ron Ford, George Clinton
  3. Is That My Song? – Bootsy Collins, David Spradley
  4. It’s a Musical – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Carl Small
  5. Fat Cat – Phelps Collins, Bootsy Collins
  6. Sacred Flower – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton
  7. Sound Crack – Bootsy Collins

 

On September 8, 2017.

On September 8, 2017, “Megaforce Records” label released “Shade”, the sixth Living Colour studio album. It was recorded 2013 – 2017, and was produced by Andre Betts.

Personnel:

  • Vernon Reid– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Corey Glover– vocals
  • Will Calhoun– vocals, drums, photography
  • Doug Wimbish– bass
  • Andre Betts – keyboards, arranger, engineer,programming, remixing, band photography
  • Roosevelt Collier – lap steel guitar
  • Marc Cary – organ
  • George Clinton – vocals
  • Bernard Fowler – vocals
  • Jason Craig – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Freedom of Expression (F.O.X.) – Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  2. Preachin’ Blues – Robert Johnson
  3. Come On – Andre Betts, Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  4. Program – Andre Betts, Bernard Hawkins, Kendra Jones
  5. Who Shot Ya? – Christopher Wallace
  6. Always Wrong – Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  7. Blak Out – Andre Betts, Kendra Jones, Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  8. Pattern in Time – Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  9. Who’s That – Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  10. Glass Teeth – Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  11. Invisible – Andre Betts, Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish
  12. Inner City Blues – Marvin Gaye
  13. Two Sides – Andre Betts, Kendra Jones, Vernon Reid, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Doug Wimbish

On June 30, 1980.

On June 30, 1980, “Red Eye Records” label released “The Krazy Kong Album”, the fourth Wild Willy Barrett album. It was recorded in 1971, 1973 and 1979, and was produced by Wild Willy Barrett and Tony Atkins.

Personnel:

  • Wild Willy Barrett – vocals, guitar, violin, bass, banjo, keyboards, percussion
  • Adam Francis – guitar
  • Lol Coxhill – saxophone
  • Mark Freeman – drums

All tracks by Wild Willy Barrett and Adam Francis, except where noted.

  1. Krazy Kong
  2. Return og Kong
  3. I’m a Dog
  4. Bus Shelter Reagge
  5. Kong and the Soup Dragon
  6. Me and the Devil – Robert Johnson
  7. The Lambeth Trot – Douglas Furber, Noel Gay
  8. Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes – Wild Willy Barrett
  9. One Leg Blues – Wild Willy Barrett
  10. Shot of Redeye – Wild Willy Barrett

 

On May 20, 2016.

On May 20, 2016, “Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records” label released “I Still Do”, the 22nd Eric Clapton album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at “British Grove Studios”, and was produced by Glyn Johns.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton– lead vocals, guitar, tambourine
  • Paul Brady– acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Andy Fairweather Low– acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Angelo Mysterioso – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Simon Climie– acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards
  • Walt Richmond– keyboards
  • Chris Stainton– keyboards
  • Paul Carrack– Hammond organ, backing vocals
  • Dirk Powell– accordion, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Dave Bronze– bass guitar, double bass
  • Henry Spinetti– drums, percussion
  • Ethan Johns– percussion
  • Michelle John– backing vocals
  • Sharon White– backing vocals
  • Glyn Johns – engineer, mixing
  • Martin Hollis – engineer
  • Rowan McIntosh – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Catherine Roylance – art direction, design
  • Brice Beckham – layout
  • Matthew Gordon – artwork technician
  • Sir Peter Blake – cover painting
  • Catherine Roylance, Nick Roylance, Craig Stecyk, Simon Whitehead, Getty Images – photography

Track listing:

  1. Alabama Woman Blues – Leroy Carr
  2. Can’t Let You Do – J. J. Cale
  3. I Will Be There – Paul Brady, John O’Kane
  4. Spiral – Eric Clapton, Andy Fairweather Low, Simon Climie
  5. Catch the Blues – Eric Clapton
  6. Cypress Grove – Skip James
  7. Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day – Maurice Sigler, Mabel Wayne, Al Hoffman
  8. Stones in My Passway – Robert Johnson
  9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine – Bob Dylan
  10. I’ll Be Alright – traditional
  11. Somebody’s Knockin – J. J. Cale
  12. I’ll Be Seeing You – Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain

On January 30, 1976.

On January 30, 1976, “Warner Bros” label released “Stretchin’ Out in Bootsy’s Rubber Band”, the debut Bootsy’s Rubber Band album. It was recorded 1975 – 197, at “United Sound Systems” in Detroit, Michigan, and was produced by George Clinton and William “Bootsy” Colins.

Personnel:

  • William “Bootsy” Collins– vocals, bass, guitar, drums, cowbell
  • Phelps Collins– guitar
  • Garry Shider– guitar
  • Michael Hampton– guitar
  • Gary Cooper – vocals, drums, tambourine
  • Cordell Mosson– drums
  • Frank Waddy – drums
  • Fred Wesley– trombone
  • Maceo Parker– saxophone
  • Michael Brecker– saxophone
  • Rick Gardner – trumpet
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet
  • Bernie Worrell– keyboards; melodica
  • Sonny Talbert – keyboards
  • Frederick Allen – keyboards
  • Leslyn Bailey – vocals
  • Robert Johnson – vocals

Track listing:

  1. Stretchin’ Out (In a Rubber Band) – William Collins, George Clinton
  2. Psychoticbumpschool – William Collins, George Clinton, Bernard Worrell, Phelps Collins
  3. Another Point of View – William Collins, George Clinton, Phelps Collins
  4. I’d Rather Be With You – William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper
  5. Love Vibes – William Collins, Leslyn Bailey
  6. Physical Love – William Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper, Garry Shider
  7. Vanish in Our Sleep – William Collins, George Clinton

 

On November 20, 1979.

On November 20, 1979, “Casablanca” label released “Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin the Tale on the Funky)”, the eight Parliament studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • Michael Hampton, Garry Shider, William Collins, Phelps Collins, Gordon Carlton, DeWayne McKnight, Walter Morrison – guitars
  • Rodney Curtis, Donnie Sterling, William Collins, DeWayne McKnight, Walter Morrison – bass
  • Bernie Worrell, Walter Morrison, David Lee Chong – keyboards
  • Dennis Chambers, Kenny Colton, Tyrone Lampkin, William Collins, DeWayne McKnight – drums
  • Larry Fratangelo, Carl “Butch” Small – percussion
  • Greg Thomas, Greg Boyer, Bennie Cowens, Larry Hatcher, Maceo Parker, Sam Peakes – horns
  • Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, P-Funk Horns (The Baltimore Connection Horn Section), Sam Peakes – horn arrangements
  • Ray Davis, Garry Shider, Ron Ford, Larry Heckstall, Michael “Clip” Payne, Tracey “Lewd” Lewis, Linda Shider, Dawn Silva, Sheila Horne, Jeanette Washington, Jeanette McGruder, Shirley Hayden, Janice Evans, Greg Thomas, Robert Johnson, Ron Dunbar, Jessica Cleaves, Philippe Wynne, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper, Joel Johnson, Wellington Wigout, Star Child – choir
  • Jerome Rogers, Tony Davis, Andre Williams, Larry Hackett, Walter Morrison, Rod – additional backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Prologue
  2. (Gloryhallastoopid) Pin the Tail on the Funky – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton
  3. Party People – Bootsy Collins , George Clinton, Garry Shider
  4. The Big Bang Theory – Donnie Sterling, Ron Dunbar, George Clinton
  5. The Freeze (Sizzaleenmean) – DeWayne McKnight, George Clinton
  6. Colour Me Funky – Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon), George Clinton
  7. Theme from the Black Hole – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon)
  8. May We Bang You? – George Clinton, William Collins, Bootsy Collins, Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon)

In November 1979.

In November 1979, “Warner Bros” label released “Degüello”, the sixth ZZ Top studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Bill Ham.

Personnel:

  • Billy Gibbons– vocals, guitar, baritone saxophone
  • Dusty Hill– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, tenor saxophone
  • Frank Beard– drums, percussion, alto saxophone
  • Terry Manning – engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, except where noted.

  1. I Thank You – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  2. She Loves My Automobile
  3. I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide
  4. A Fool for Your Stockings
  5. Manic Mechanic
  6. Dust My Broom – Robert Johnson
  7. Lowdown in the Street
  8. Hi Fi Mama
  9. Cheap Sunglasses
  10. Esther Be the One