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On May 10, 2020.

On May 10, 2020, John Michael McKenzie died aged 64. He was musician (bass, guitar, backing vocals), member of the bands Global Village Trucking Company and Man. He recorded and performed with Eurythmics, The Pretenders, Alison Moyet, Lionel Richie, Dr. John, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Annette Peacock, Steve Hillage, Noel McCalla, Bob Young, Shusha Guppy, Wham!, Deke Leonard, Morrissey-Mullen, Claire Hamill, Space Monkey, Jim Diamond, Bob Dylan, Al Corley, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Microdisney, Five Star, Endgames, John Mizarolli, Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Jaki Graham, Don Airey, Richard Bailey, Peter Auty, Billy Bremner, Terry Stannard, Simon Kirke, Earl Slick, Graham Lyle, Chris Thompson, Patti Austin, Latin Quarter, Phil Manzanera, Matt Bianco, Pete Brown, Helen Watson, Kevin Rowland, Shakira, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Eric Burdon, Kajagoogoo, Johnny Mathis, Everything But The Girl, Todd Sharpville, Branford Marsalis, Rui Veloso, Tim Finn, Ive Mendes, Tom Scott, David Dundas, Danny Tenaglia, The Christians, Phenix Horns, Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor, Jimmy Iovine, Dave Stewart, Wild, Leon Ware, Eternal, James Ingram, Francis Rossi, Karl Jenkins, Albert Lee, Barbara Dickson, Davy Spillane, Charles Aznavour, Raw Stylus, Linda Taylor, Blair Cunningham, Andy Newmark, Teresa Teng, Annabel Lamb, Nadirah X, Bob Clearmountain, Mitchell Froom, Arthur Louis, and Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.

On March 17, 1979.

On March 17, 1979, “Swan Song” label released “Desolation Angels” the fifth Bad Company studio album. It was recorded August – September 1978, at “Ridge Farm Studio” in Surrey, UK, and was produced by Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Boz Burrell and Simon Kirke.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers – vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizers
  • Mick Ralphs – guitar, keyboards
  • Boz Burrell – bass
  • Simon Kirke – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Rodgers except where noted.

  1. Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy
  2. Crazy Circles
  3. Gone Gone Gone – Boz Burrell
  4. Evil Wind
  5. Early in the Morning
  6. Lonely for Your Love – Mick Ralphs
  7. Oh, Atlanta – Mick Ralphs
  8. Take the Time – Mick Ralphs
  9. Rhythm Machine – Simon Kirke, Boz Burrell
  10. She Brings Me Love

On October 22, 1986.

On October 22, 1986, “Atlantic” label released “Fame and Fortune”, the seventh Bad Company studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “The Sol Berkshire”, and was produced by Keith Olsen.

Personnel:

  • Brian Howe– vocals, saxophone
  • Mick Ralphs– guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Price – bass
  • Simon Kirke– drums
  • Gregg Dechert– keyboards, guitar
  • Mick Jones – mixing, executive producer
  • Stuart Epps, Brian Foraker, Jay Healy – engineer
  • Frank Filipetti – mixing
  • Sid Pryce – technician

Track listing:

  1. Burning Up – Mick Ralph, Mick Jones
  2. This Love – Brian Howe, Andy Andy Fretwell
  3. Fame and Fortune – Mick Ralph
  4. That Girl – Brian Howe, Mick Ralphs
  5. Tell It Like It Is – Brian Howe, Mick Ralphs
  6. Long Walk – Brian Howe, Gregg Dechert
  7. Hold on My Heart – Brian Howe, Gregg Dechert, Mick Jones
  8. Valerie – Brian Howe, Mick Ralphs
  9. When We Made Love – Brian Howe, Simon Kirke, John Bettis
  10. If I’m Sleeping – Brian Howe, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke, Gregg Dechert

On June 27, 1995.

On June 27, 1995, “Relativity Records” label released the self-titled, debut Gov’t Mule studio album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by Michael Barbiero.

Personnel:

  • Warren Haynes- vocals, guitar
  • Matt Abts- drums
  • Allen Woody- bass
  • John Popper- harmonica
  • Hook Herrera – harmonica

Track listing:

  1. Grinnin’ In Your Face – Eddie “Son” House
  2. Mother Earth – Peter Chatman, Louis Simpkins
  3. Rockin’ Horse – Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, Jack Pearson
  4. Monkey Hill – Warren Haynes, Allen Woody
  5. Temporary Saint – Warren Haynes
  6. Trane – Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, Matt Abts
  7. Mule – Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, Matt Abts
  8. Dolphineus – Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, Matt Abts
  9. Painted Silver Light – Warren Haynes
  10. Big – Paul Rodgers, Andy Fraser, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff
  11. Left Coast Groovies (For FZ) – Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, Matt Abts
  12. World Of Difference – Warren Haynes

In October 1969.

In October 1969, “Island” label released the self-titled, second Free album. It was recorded January – June 1969, at “Morgan Studios” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by the head of “Island” label Chris Blackwell.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals
  • Paul Kossoff– lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Andy Fraser– bass guitar, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Simon Kirke– drums, percussion
  • Chris Wood– flute

Track listing:

All tracks by Andy Fraser and Paul Rodgers, except where noted.

  1. I’ll Be Creepin’
  2. Songs of Yesterday
  3. Lying in the Sunshine
  4. Trouble on Double Time – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, Paul Kossoff
  5. Mouthful of Grass
  6. Woman
  7. Free Me
  8. Broad Daylight
  9. Mourning Sad Morning

 

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Swan Song” label released “Rough Diamonds”, the sixth Bad Company studio album. It was recorded March – April 1981, at “Ridge Farm Studios” in Surrey, UK, and was produced by Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke and Boz Burrell. It was the last band’s album with the original line-up.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals, guitar, piano
  • Mick Ralphs– guitar, slide guitar, keyboards
  • Simon Kirke– drums
  • Boz Burrell– bass
  • John Cook – piano, synthesizer
  • Mel Collins– saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Electricland – Paul Rodgers
  2. Untie the Knot – Paul Rodgers; Simon Kirke
  3. Nuthin’ on the TV – Boz Burrell
  4. Painted Face – Paul Rodgers
  5. Kickdown – Mick Ralphs
  6. Ballad of the Band – Boz Burrell
  7. Cross Country Boy – Paul Rodgers
  8. Old Mexico – Mick Ralphs
  9. Downhill Ryder – Paul Rodgers
  10. Racetrack

On June 20, 2006.

On June 20, 2006, “Back Porch” label released “Fast Man Raider Man”, the thirteen Frank Black album. It was recorded in 2000, in Nashville, Pasadena and Chicago, and was produced by Jon Tiven.

Personnel:

  • Frank Black- lead vocals, guitar, ukulele
  • Bob Babbitt- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bobby Bare Jr.- backing vocals
  • Billy Block- drums, backing vocals
  • Marty Brown- bass guitar, backing vocals, duet vocal
  • Violet Clark-Thompson- backing vocals
  • Jack Clement- dobro, backing vocals
  • Steve Cropper- guitar
  • Rick Duvall- backing vocals
  • Steve Ferrone- drums
  • Rich Gilbert- pedal steel guitar
  • James Griffin – backing vocals
  • Levon Helm- drums, percussion
  • David Hood- bass guitar
  • Ellis Hooks- backing vocals
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet, trombone, fluegelhorn
  • Duane Jarvis- guitar
  • Mark Jordan – keyboards
  • Carol Kaye- guitar, bass guitar
  • Jim Keltner- drums, percussion
  • Simon Kirke- drums, percussion
  • Jack Kidney- harmonica, tenor saxophone
  • Al Kooper- organ
  • Ian McLagan- keyboards
  • Buddy Miller- guitar, mandoguitar, backing vocals
  • Spooner Oldham- keyboards, backing vocals
  • Tom Petersson- bass guitar
  • Dave Phillips- pedal steel guitar
  • F. Sloan- piano, backing vocals
  • Billy Swan- backing vocals
  • Planet Swan- backing vocals
  • Sierra Swan- backing vocals
  • Akil Thompson- drums
  • Chester Thompson- drums
  • Jon Tiven- alto saxophone, guitar, percussion, piano, backing vocals
  • Brooks Watson- backing vocals
  • Lyle Workman- guitar, arrangements
  • Reggie Young– guitar
  • Lyle Workman – arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Black, except where noted.

  1. If Your Poison Gets You
  2. Johnny Barleycorn
  3. Fast Man
  4. You Can’t Crucify Yourself
  5. Dirty Old Town – Ewan MacColl
  6. Wanderlust
  7. Seven Days
  8. Raider Man
  9. The End of the Summer – music adapted from Gabriel Fauré’s Sicilienne, Op. 78,
  10. Dog Sleep – co-written by Reid Paley
  11. When the Paint Grows Darker Still
  12. I’m Not Dead (I’m in Pittsburgh) – co-written by Reid Paley
  13. Golden Shore – co-written byReid Paley
  14. In the Time of My Ruin
  15. Down to You – co-written byReid Paley
  16. Highway to Lowdown
  17. Kiss My Ring
  18. My Terrible Ways
  19. Fitzgerald
  20. Elijah
  21. It’s Just Not Your Moment
  22. The Real El Rey
  23. Where the Wind Is Going
  24. Holland Town
  25. Sad Old World
  26. Don’t Cry That Way
  27. Fare Thee Well

In June 1972.

In June 1972, “Island” label released “Free at Last”, the fifth Free studio album. It was recorded January – March 1972, and was produced by Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Andy Fraser and Simon Kirke.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals, piano
  • Paul Kossoff– lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Andy Fraser– bass guitar
  • Simon Kirke– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Andy Fraser and Simon Kirke, except where noted.

  1. Catch a Train
  2. Soldier Boy
  3. Magic Ship
  4. Sail On
  5. Travellin; Man
  6. Little Bit of Love
  7. Guardian of the Universe
  8. Child
  9. Goodbye

On June 12, 1990.

On June 12, 1990, “Atco” label released “Holy Water”, the ninth Bad Company studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, and was produced by Tony Harris, Andrew Scarth and Terry Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Brian Howe– lead vocals, saxophone
  • Mick Ralphs– guitar
  • Felix Krish – bass guitar
  • Simon Kirke– drums, backing and lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Terry Thomas- guitar, keyboards, background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Howe and Terry Thomas, except where noted.

  1. Holy Water
  2. Walk Through Fire
  3. Stranger Stranger – Brian Howe, Simon Kirke, Terry Thomas
  4. If You Needed Somebody
  5. Fearless
  6. Lay Your Love on Me – Mick Ralphs
  7. Boys Cry Tough
  8. With You in a Heartbeat
  9. I Don’t Care
  10. Never Too Late – Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas
  11. Dead of the Night – Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas
  12. I Can’t Live Without You – Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas
  13. 100 Miles – Simon Kirke

In April 1979.

In April 1979, “Atco” label released “Strikes”, the third Blackfoot studio album. It was recorded 1978-1979, at “Subterranean Studio”, Ann Arbor, Michigan; “Sound Suite Studios” in Detroit, “Bee Jay Studios” in Orlando, Florida, and was produced by Al Nalli and Henry Weck. In 1986 the album was certified Platinum in the U.S. by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Rickey Medlocke- lead vocals, guitar
  • Charlie Hargrett – guitar
  • Greg T. Walker- bass guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Jakson Spires – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Pat McCaffrey – keyboards
  • Shorty Medlocke- harmonica
  • Cub Koda- harmonica
  • Donna D. Davis – backing vocals
  • Pamela T. Vincent – backing vocals
  • Cynthia M. Douglas – backing vocals
  • Henry “H-Bomb” Weck – percussion, recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. Road Fever – Rickey Medlocke
  2. I Got a Line on You– Randy California
  3. Left Turn on a Red Light – Rickey Medlocke, Jakson Spires
  4. Pay My Blues – Blues Image
  5. Baby Blue – Rickey Medlocke, Charlie Hargrett, Jakson Spires
  6. Wishing Well – Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Tetsu Yamauchi, John Bundrick, Simon Kirke
  7. Run and Hide – Rickey Medlocke, Jakson Spires
  8. Train Train (prelude) – Shorty Medlocke
  9. Train Train – Shorty Medlocke
  10. Highway Song – Rickey Medlocke, Jakson Spires