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On March 23, 1956.

On March 23, 1956, “RCA Victor” label released the self-titled, debut Elvis Presley album. It was recorded July 1954 – January 1956, at “”RCA Victor Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, “RCA Victor Studios” in New York City, “Sun Studio” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Sam Phillips (Sun recordings) and Steve Sholes (RCA recordings). “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album cover at number 40, on its list of the “100 Greatest Album Covers”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Elvis Presley– vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Scotty Moore– electric guitar
  • Chet Atkins– acoustic guitar
  • Floyd Cramer– piano
  • Shorty Long– piano
  • Bill Black– bass
  • Doug Poindexter– percussion, guitar
  • J. Fontana– drums
  • Johnny Bernero – drums
  • Gordon Stoker– backing vocals
  • Ben Speer– backing vocals
  • Brock Speer– backing vocals

 Track listing:

  1. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  2. I’m Counting On You – Don Robertson
  3. I Got a Woman – Ray Charles, Renald Richard
  4. One Sided Love Affair – Bill Campbell
  5. I Love You Because – Leon Payne
  6. Just Because – Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin
  7. Tutti Frutti – Dorothy LaBostrie, Richard Wayne Penniman
  8. Tryin’ to Get You – Rose Marie McCoy, Charles Singleton
  9. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) – Howard Biggs, Joe Thomas
  10. I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’) – Jimmy Wakely
  11. Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  12. Money Honey – Jesse Stone

 

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On October 21, 1961.

On October 21, 1961, “Sun” label released “Now Here’s Johnny Cash”, the tenth Johnny Cash album. It was recorded September 1954 – July 17, 1958, and was produced by Sam Phillips and Jack Clement.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocal, guitar
  • Al Casey- guitar
  • Bill Pitzonka – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Sugartime – Odis Echols, Charlie Phillips
  2. Down the Street to 301 – Jack Clement
  3. Life Goes On – Johnny Cash, Jack Clement
  4. Port of Lonely Hearts – Johnny Cash
  5. Cry! Cry! Cry! – Johnny Cash
  6. My Treasure – Johnny Cash
  7. Oh Lonesome Me – Don Gibson
  8. So Doggone Lonesome – Don Gibson
  9. You’re the Nearest Thing to Heaven – Jim Atkins, Johnny Cash, Hoyt Johnson
  10. The Story of a Broken Heart – Sam Phillips
  11. Hey Porter – Johnny Cash
  12. Home of the Blues – Johnny Cash, Glen Douglas, Vic McAlpin

On October 11, 1957.

On October 11, 1957, “Sun” label released “Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar”, the debut Johnny Cash album. It was recorded  September 1954 – August 4, 1957, and was produced by Sam Phillips.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar
  • Luther Perkins- electric guitar
  • Marshall Grant– bass
  • Bill Pitzonka – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Cash, except where noted.

  1. The Rock Island Line – unknown author
  2. I Heard That Lonesome Whistle – Jimmie Davis, Hank Williams
  3. Country Boy
  4. If the Good Lord’s Willing – Jerry Reed
  5. Cry! Cry! Cry!
  6. Remember Me – Stuart Hamblen
  7. So Doggone Lonesome
  8. I Was There When It Happened – Jimmie Davis, Fern Jones
  9. I Walk the Line
  10. The Wreck of the Old ’97 – traditional, arranged by Johnny Cash
  11. Folsom Prison Blues
  12. Doin’ My Time – Jimmie Skinner

 

In February 1959.

In February 1959, “RCA Victor” label released “For LP Fans Only”, the seventh Elvis Presley album. It was recorded in August 1956 at “20th Century Fox Stage One”,  September 1956 at “Radio Recorders” in Hollywood, January 10 and 11 at the “RCA Victor Studios” in Nashville, “RCA Victor Studios” in New York, and “Sun Studio”.

Personnel:

  1. Elvis Presley– vocals, guitar
  2. Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins– guitar
  3. Floyd Cramer, Shorty Long– piano
  4. Gordon Stoker– piano, backing vocals
  5. Bill Black– bass
  6. J. Fontana, Jimmie Lott, Johnny Bernero – drums
  7. The Jordanaires, Ben Speer, Brock Speer– backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. That’s All Right – Arthur Crudup
  2. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
  3. Mystery Train – Herman Parker Jr., Sam Phillips
  4. Playing for Keeps – Stan Kesler
  5. Poor Boy – Vera Matson, Elvis Presley
  6. My Baby Left Me – Arthur Crudup
  7. I Was The One – Aaron Schroeder, Claude Demetrius, Hal Blair, Bill Peppers
  8. Shake, Rattle And Roll – Charles Calhoun
  9. I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone – Stan Kesler, William E. Taylor
  10. You’re a Heartbreaker – Jack Sallee

In October 1965.

In October 1965, “Elektra” label released “The Paul Butterfield Blues Band”, the debut Paul Butterfield album. It was recorded in September 1965, and was produced by Paul Rothchild and Mark Abramson. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 468 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. “Down Beat” magazine ranked it at number 11 on its list of the “Top 50 Blues Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Paul Butterfield– lead vocals, harmonica
  • Mike Bloomfield– guitars
  • Elvin Bishop– guitars
  • Mark Naftalin– organ
  • Jerome Arnold– bass
  • Sam Lay– drums, lead vocals

Track listing:

  1. Born in Chicago – Nick Gravenites
  2. Shake Your Money-Maker – Elmore James
  3. Blues with a Feeling – Walter Jacobs
  4. Thank You Mr. Poobah – Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Mark Naftalin
  5. Mellow Down Easy – Willie Dixon
  6. Screamin – Mike Bloomfield
  7. Our Love Is Drifting – Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop
  8. Mystery Train – Junior Parker, Sam Phillips
  9. Last Night – Walter Jacobs
  10. Look Over Yonders Wall – James Clark

 

On August 13, 2013.

On August 13, 2013, “Littlebox” label released “Push Any Button”, the 10th Sam Phillips album.

Personnel:

  • Sam Phillips – guitar, vocals
  • Jay Bellerose- drums
  • Jennifer Condos- bass
  • Benmont Tench- piano
  • Eric Gorfain- guitar, violin
  • The Section Quartet- strings
  • Dave Palmer– piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Sam Phillips.

  1. Pretty Time Bomb
  2. All Over Me
  3. When I’m Alone
  4. See You in Dreams
  5. Going
  6. Things I Shouldn’t Have Told You
  7. Speaking in Pictures
  8. You Know I Won’t
  9. No Time Like Now
  10. Can’t See Straight

On October 23, 2007.

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On October 23. 2007, “Rounder” label released “Raising Sand”, album by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. It was recorded in 2007, at “Sound Emporium” in  Nashville; “Electro Magnetic Studios” and “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles; “Sage & Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by T Bone Burnett. The album was certified Platinum in UK by “BPI”; Platinum in the US by “RIIA”, and Platinum in Sweden by “IFPI”.

Personnel:

  • Robert Plant– vocals
  • Alison Krauss– vocals, fiddle
  • Riley Baugus– banjo
  • Jay Bellerose– drums
  • Norman Blake– acoustic guitar
  • T Bone Burnett– acoustic and electric guitar, six-string bass guitar
  • Dennis Crouch – acoustic bass
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel guitar
  • Marc Ribot– acoustic guitar, banjo, dobro, electric guitar
  • Mike Seeger– autoharp
  • Patrick Warren– Keyboards, pump organ, toy piano
  • Gavin Lurssen– mastering engineering
  • Stacy Parrish– audio engineering
  • Mike Piersante– audio engineering, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Rich Woman – Dorothy LaBostrie, McKinley Millet
  2. Killing the Blues – Roly Jon Salley
  3. Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us – Sam Phillips
  4. Polly Come Home – Gene Clark
  5. Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) – The Everly Brothers
  6. Through the Morning, Through the Night – Gene Clark
  7. Please Read the Letter – Charlie Jones, Michael Lee, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
  8. Trampled Rose – Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits
  9. Fortune Teller – Allen Toussaint
  10. Stick With Me Baby – Mel Tillis
  11. Nothin – Townes Van Zandt
  12. Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson – Milton Campbell
  13. Your Long Journey – Doc Watson, Rosa Lee Watson