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Frank Sinatra: All Alone

In October 1962, “Reprise” label released “All Alone”, the 28th Frank Sinatra album. It was recorded in January 1962, in Los Angeles. 

Personnel:

  • Frank Sinatra – vocals
  • Gordon Jenkins – arranger, conductor
  • Merle Shore – art direction
  • Edward Jablonski – liner notes

Track listing:

  • All Alone – Irving Berlin
  • The Girl Next Door – Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
  • Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Roy Turk, Lou Handman
  • Charmaine – Erno Rapee, Lew Pollack
  • What’ll I Do? – Irving Berlin
  • When I Lost You – Irving Berlin
  • Oh, How I Miss You Tonight – Benny Davis, Joe Burke, Mark Fisher
  • Indiscreet – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  • Remember – Irving Berlin
  • Together – B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson, Stephen Ballantine
  • The Song is Ended (but the Melody Lingers On) – Irving Berlin

John Hicks: Piece for My Peace

On August 8, 1995, “Landmark” label released “Piece for My Peace”, the 27th John Hicks album.

Personnel:

  • John Hicks – piano
  • Vincent Herring – tenor sax, alto sax
  • Bobby Watson – alto sax
  • Elise Wood – flute
  • Curtis Lundy – bass
  • Cecil Brooks III – drums
  • Annalee Valencia – art direction, design
  • Paul Anthony – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Faith – Bobby Watson
  2. Piece for My Peace – John Hicks
  3. Mood Swings – Cecil Brooks III
  4. Diane – Charles Mingus
  5. Mudd’s Mode – Mickey Bass
  6. Don’t Let It Go – Vincent Herring
  7. So in Love – Cole Porter
  8. I Should Care – Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston
  9. My Shining Hours – Harrold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  10. Star-Crossed Lovers – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn

Jimmy Smith: Plain Talk

In April 1968, “Blue Note” label released “Plain Talk”, the 47th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1960, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
  • Ike Quebec – tenor saxophone
  • Blue Mitchell – trumpet
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
  • Photomedia – photography
  • Nat Hentoff – liner notes

Track listings:

  1. Big Fat Mama – Lucky Millinder, Stafford Simon
  2. My One and Only Love – Robert Melvin, Guy Wood
  3. Plain Talk – Jimmy Smith
  4. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne

J. J. Johnson & Kai Winding: Jay & Kai

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Jay and Kai”, album by J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding. It was recorded in November 1955, July – December 17, 1956, and January 1957 in New York City.

Personnel:

  • J. J. Johnson – trombone, trombonium 
  • Kai Winding – trombone, trombonium
  • Wayne Andre, Carl Fontana – trombone
  • Dick Leib – bass trombone 
  • Bobby Jaspar – tenor saxophone
  • Roy Frazee, Hank Jones, Dick Katz – piano
  • Bill Crow, Percy Heath, Milt Hinton, Kenny O’Brien – bass
  • Kenny Clarke, Jack Franklin, Elvin Jones, Shadow Wilson – drums
  • Candido Camero – bongos

Track listing:

  1. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To – Cole Porter
  2. Caribe – Kai Winding
  3. Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg
  4. The Song Is You – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  5. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning – David Mann, Bob Hilliard
  6. Yes, You – Dick Leib
  7. Tromboniums in Motion – J. J. Johnson
  8. How High the Moon – Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton
  9. Violets for Your Furs – Matt Dennis, Tom Adair
  10. Too Close for Comfort – Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Larry Holofcener
  11. ‘S Wonderful – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  12. I Should Care – Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston, Sammy Cahn

James Brown: I Can’t Stand Myself When You Touch Me

In March 1968, “King” label released “I Can’t Stand Myself When You Touch Me”, the eighteenth James Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by James Brown.

Personnel:

  • James Brown – lead vocal

The Dapps:

  • Tim Hedding – organ
  • “Fat Eddie” Setser – guitar
  • Tim Drummond – bass
  • William “Beau Dollar” Bowman – drums

Track listing:

  1. I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) Pt. 1 – James Brown
  2. There Was a Time – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  3. Get It Together Pt. 1 – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Alfred Ellis
  4. Baby, Baby, Baby – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, James Crawford
  5. Time After Time – Jyle Styne, Sammy Cahn
  6. The Soul of J.B. – James Brown, Bud Hodgood, Gladys Knochelman
  7. I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) Pt. 2 – James Brown
  8. Get It Together Pt. 2 – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, Alfred Ellis
  9. Why Did You Take Your Love Away from Me – James Brown, Bud Hobgood
  10. Need Your Love So Bad – Little Willie John
  11. You’ve Got to Change Your Mind – James Brown, Bobby Bird, Gene Redd, Ron Lenhoff
  12. Funky Soul #1 – James Brown, Bud Hobgood, James Crawford

Coleman Hawkins: Soul

In March 1959, “Prestige” label released “Soul”, the 20th Coleman Hawkins album. It was recorded in November 1958, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
  • Ray Bryant – piano
  • Kenny Burrell – guitar
  • Wendell Marshall – bass
  • Osie Johnson – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Coleman Hawkins except where noted.

  1. Soul Blues
  2. I Hadn’t Anyone till You – Ray Noble
  3. Groovin’ – Kenny Burrell
  4. Greensleeves – traditional
  5. Sunday Mornin – Kenny Burrell
  6. Until the Real Thing Comes Along – Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, L. E. Freeman, Mann Holiner, Alberta Nichols
  7. Sweetnin’

Johnny Griffin: The Congregation

In March 1958, “Blue Note” label released “The Congregation”, the fourth Johnny Griffin album. It was recorded in October 1957, and was produced by Alfred Lion.

Personnel:

  • Johnny Griffin – tenor saxophone
  • Sonny Clark – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Kenny Dennis – drums
  • Andy Warhol, Reid Miles – cover art

Track listing:

 All tracks by Johnny Griffin, except where noted.

  1. The Congregation
  2. Latin Quarter – John Jenkins
  3. I’m Glad There Is You – Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz
  4. Main Spring
  5. It’s You or No One – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  6. I Remember You – Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger

James Taylor: American Standard

On February 28, 2020, “Fantasy” label released “American Standard”, the twentieth James Taylor studio album. It was recorded at “The Barn” in Washington, MA, “United Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, “Treasure Isle Studios” and “Blackbird Studios” in Nashville, TN, and was produced by Dave O’Donnell, John Pizzarelli and James Taylor. “American Standard” won “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” at the 63rd “Annual Grammy Awards”.

Personnel:

  • James Taylor – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Kate Markowitz – vocals
  • Arnold McCuller – vocals
  • Caroline Taylor – vocals
  • John Pizzarelli – rhythm guitar
  • Michael Landau – lead guitar
  • Larry Goldings – piano, keyboards
  • Jimmy Johnson – bass
  • Viktor Krauss – double bass
  • Steve Gadd – drums
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Dorian Holley – vocals
  • Louis Marini, Jr. – saxophones, flute, clarinet
  • Walter Fowler – trumpets, flügelhorn
  • Andrea Zonn – vocals, violin
  • Stuart Duncan – violin
  • Jerry Douglas – dobro, engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Justin Shturtz – mastering assistant

Track listing:

  1. My Blue Heaven – Walter Donaldson, George A. Whiting
  2. Moon River – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
  3. Teach Me Tonight – Gene de Paul,, Sammy Cahn
  4. As Easy as Rolling Off a Log – M.K. Jerome, Jack Scholl
  5. Almost Like Being in Love – Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner
  6. Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat – Frank Loesser
  7. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  8. You’ve Got to be carefully Taught – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  9. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  10. Pennies from Heaven – Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke
  11. My Heart Stood Still – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  12. Ol’ Man River – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  13.  It’s Only a Paper Moon – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose
  14. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

Harpers Bizarre: Anything Goes

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Anything Goes”, the second Harpers Bizarre album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Eddie James – guitar
  • Dick Scoppettone – vocals, guitar, bass, vocal arrangements
  • Dick Yount – vocals, bass
  • Ted Templeman – vocals, guitar, drums, vocal arrangements
  • John Petersen vocals, drums, percussion
  • Jack Glaser – sound effects
  • Ami Hadini, Eddie Brackett, Joe Sidore, Lee Herschberg, Mike Sheilds – engineer
  • Lee Herschberg – editing
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction
  • Stan Cornyn – sleeve notes

Track listing:

  1. (Intro) This Is Only the Beginning – Ted Koehler, Harold Arlen
  2. Anything Goes – Cole Porter
  3. Two Little Babes in the Wood – Cole Porter
  4. The Biggest Night of Her Life – Randy Newman
  5. Pocketful of Miracles – Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen
  6. Snow – Randy Newman
  7. Chattanooga Choo Choo – Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
  8. Hey You in the Crowd – Dick Scoppettone, Ted Templeman
  9. Louisiana Man – Doug Kershaw
  10. Milord – Georges Moustaki, Marguerite Monnot
  11. Virginia City – Dick Scoppettone, Ted Templeman
  12. Jessie – Mike Gordon, Jimmy Griffin
  13. You Need a Change – David Blue
  14. High Coin – Van Dyke Parks

She & Him: Classics

On December 2, 2014, “Columbia” label released “Classics”, the fifth She & Him studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by M.Ward.

Personnel:

  • Zooey Deschanel – lead vocals and backing vocals, piano, Wurlitzer
  • M. Ward – vocals, guitar
  • Boo Reiners – banjo
  • Nate Walcott – piano
  • Chapin Sisters – vocals
  • Tyler Tornfelt – bass
  • Tim Luntzel – bass
  • Pierre de Reeder – bass, drums, percussion, engineer
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Charlie Pillow – alto saxophone, flute, oboe, backing vocals
  • Doug Wieselman – tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, backing vocals
  • Trombone Shorty – trombone
  • Curtis Hasselbring – trombone
  • Art Baron – trombone, backing vocals
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, backing vocals
  • Tom Hagerman – violin
  • Amanda Lawrence – viola
  • Tom Schick – engineer, mixing
  • Larry Crane – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Stars Fell on Alabama – Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins
  2. Oh No, Not My Baby – Gerry Goffin, Carole King
  3. It’s Not for Me to Say – Robert Allen, Al Stillman
  4. Stay Awhile – Mike Hawker, Ivor Raymonde
  5. This Girl’s in Love with You – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Time After Time – Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
  7. She – Charles Aznavour. Herbert Kretzmer
  8. Teach Me Tonight – Sammy Cahn, Gene de Paul
  9. It’s Always You – Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
  10. Unchained Melody – Alex North, Hy Zaret
  11. I’ll Never Be Free – Bennie Benjamin, George Davis Weiss
  12. Would You Like to Take a Walk – Mort Dixon, Billy Rose, Harry Warren
  13. We’’ll Meet Again – Hugh Charles, Ross Parker