Tag Archives: Sonny Boy Williamson

On October 16, 1969.

On October 16, 1969, Lejzor Szmuel Czyż aka Leonard Chess died aged 52. He was a record company executive and the co-founder of Chess Records, home to John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, Jimmy Reed, and Sonny Boy Williamson. He was influential in the development of rock and roll, electric blues, and the Chicago blues scene.

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “Deram” label released “Ssssh”, the third Ten Years After studio album. It was recorded in June, 1969 at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Wright.


  • Alvin Lee– guitar, vocals
  • Leo Lyons– bass
  • Ric Lee– drums
  • Chick Churchill– organ

Track listing:

All tracks by Alvin Lee, except where noted.

  1. Bad Scene
  2. Two Time Mama
  3. Stoned Woman
  4. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl – Sonny Boy Williamson
  5. If You Should Love Me
  6. I Don’t Know That You Don’t Know My Name
  7. The Stomp
  8. I Woke Up This Morning

On July 1, 1972.

On July 1, 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Toulouse Street”, the second Doobie Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Warner Bros. Studios” in Hollywood, “Wally Heider Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Ted Templeman.


  • Tom Johnston– guitars, vocals
  • Patrick Simmons– guitars, keyboards, vocals
  • Tiran Porter– bass, vocals
  • John (Little John) Hartman– drums, percussion
  • Michael Hossack– drums
  • Jerry Jumonville – tenor saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Joe Lane Davis – baritone saxophone
  • Sherman Marshall Cyr – trumpet
  • Jon Robert Smith – tenor saxophone
  • Bill Payne– piano, organ, keyboards
  • Dave Shogren – bass, guitar; vocals
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • Associate producers – Stephen Barncard, Marty Cohn
  • Engineer: Stephen Barncard, Marty Cohn, Donn Landee
  • Production coordination: Benita Brazier
  • Design: Barbara Casado, John Casado
  • Photography: Jill Maggid, Michael Maggid
  • Art direction: Ed Thrasher
  • Remastering: Lee Herschberg

Track listing:

  1. Listen to the Music – Tom Johnston
  2. Rockin’ Down the Highway – Tom Johnston
  3. Mamaloi – Patrick Simmons
  4. Toulouse Street – Patrick Simmons
  5. Cotton Mouth – Jimmy Seals, Dash Crofts
  6. Don’t Start Me to Talkin’ – Sonny Boy Williamson
  7. Jesus Is Just Alright – Arthur Reid Reynolds
  8. White Sun – Tom Johnston
  9. Disciple – Tom Johnston
  10. Snake Man – Tom Johnston

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Columbia” label released the second, self-titled Johnny Winter studio album. It was recorded February-March 1969 in Nashville, and was produced by Johnny Winter.


  • Johnny Winter – lead guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Uncle John Turner – percussion
  • Tommy Shannon– bass
  • Edgar Winter– keyboards, alto saxophone
  • Elsie Senter – backing vocals
  • Carrie Hossel – backing vocals
  • Peggy Bowers – backing vocals
  • Stephen Ralph Sefsik – alto saxophone
  • Norman Ray – baritone saxophone
  • Walter “Shakey” Horton– harmonica
  • Willie Dixon– acoustic bass
  • Karl Garin – trumpet
  • Wynn Butler – tenor saxophone
  • Eddie Kramer– production consultant
  • Marvin Devonish – production assistant
  • Steve Paul– spiritual producer

Track listing:

  1. I’m Yours & I’m Hers – Johnny Winter
  2. Be Careful with a Fool – Joe Josea, B. King
  3. Dallas – Johnny Winter
  4. Mean Mistreater – James Gordon
  5. Leland Mississippi Blues – Johnny Winter
  6. Good Morning Little School Girl – Sonny Boy Williamson
  7. When You Got a Good Friend – Robert Johnson
  8. I’ll Drown in My Tears – Henry Glover
  9. Back Door Friend – Lightnin’ Hopkins, Stan Lewis

On May 21, 2007.

On May 21, 2007, “Eagle” label released “Close as You Get”, the 19th Gary Moore album. It was recorded in 2007, at “Sarm Hookend”, “Sphere Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Ian Taylor and Gary Moore.


  • Gary Moore – vocals, guitar, dobro
  • Brian Downey- drums
  • Vic Martin – keyboards
  • Pete Rees – bass
  • Mark Feltham- harmonica
  • Ian Taylor – engineer, mixing
  • Assisted by Jonathan Tayler-Webb.
  • Recorded by Franco Cameli
  • Assisted by Joshua Blair.

Track listing:

  1. If the Devil Made Whiskey – Gary Moore
  2. Trouble at Home – Gary Moore
  3. Thirty Days – Chuck Berry
  4. Hard Times – Gary Moore
  5. Have You Heard – John Mayall
  6. Eyesight to the Blind – Sonny Boy Williamson
  7. Evenin’ – Royce Swain
  8. Nowhere Fast – Gary Moore
  9. Checkin’ Up on My Baby – Sonny Boy Williamson
  10. I Had a Dream – Gary Moore
  11. Sundown – Son House

On March 16, 2017.

On March 16, 2017, James Henry Cotton died aged 81. Being blues  harmonica  player, singer and songwriter, he had successful solo career, recording albums under his own name, and recording and performing with number of great blues and rock musicians including Gregg Allman, William “Billy Boy” Arnold, Elvin Bishop, Mike Bloomfield, Joe Bonamassa, Paul Butterfield, Grateful Dead, Pat Hare, Howlin’ Wolf, Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Freddie King, Alexis Korner, Steve Miller, Charlie Musselwhite, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Keith Richards, Todd Rundgren, Santana, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Otis Spann, Taj Mahal, Big Mama Thornton, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Louis Walker, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Johnny Winter.

In January 1978.


In January 1978, “Blue Sky” released “I’m Ready”, the thirteenth Muddy Waters studio album. It was recorded in October – November 1977, in Westport, Connecticut, and was produced by Johnny Winter. In 1978,the album earned Waters a “Grammy Award”.


  • Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield ) – vocal, guitar
  • Jimmy Rogers– guitar
  • Big Walter Horton– acoustic and amplified harmonica
  • Bob Margolin– guitar/bass
  • Pinetop Perkins– piano
  • Willie “Big Eyes” Smith– drums
  • Johnny Winter– guitar
  • Jerry Portnoy– amplified harmonica

Track listing:

All tracks by McKinley Morganfield; except where noted.

  1. I’m Ready – Willie Dixon
  2. 33 Years
  3. Who Do You Trust
  4. Copper Brown
  5. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man – Willie Dixon
  6. Mamie – McKinley Morganfield, Jimmy Rogers
  7. Rock Me
  8. Screamin’ And Cryin
  9. Good Morning, Little School Girl – Sonny Boy Williamson



On October 27, 1967.


On October 27, 1967,”Deram” label released the debut, self titled Ten Years After album. It was recorded September 1967, at “Decca Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Vernon and Gus Dudgeon.


  • Alvin Lee– guitar, vocals
  • Chick Churchill– organ
  • Leo Lyons– bass
  • Ric Lee– drums

Track listing:

  1. I Want to Know – Sheila McLeod as pseudonym Paul Jones
  2. I Can’t Keep from Crying Sometimes – Al Kooper
  3. Adventures of a Young Organ – Alvin Lee, Chick Churchill
  4. Spoonful – Willie Dixon
  5. Losing the Dogs – Alvin Lee, Gus Dudgeon
  6. Feel It for Me – Alvin Lee
  7. Love Until I Die – Alvin Lee
  8. Don’t Want You Woman – Alvin Lee
  9. Help Me – Ralph Bass, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson


On June 8, 1993.

Exile Too Long

On June 8, 1993, “Polydor” label released “Too Long in Exile”, the twenty-second Van Morrison studio album. It was recorded at “The Wool Hall Studios” in Bath and “The Record Plant” in Sausalito, California, and was produced by Van Morrison.


  • Van Morrison– vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, alto saxophone, harmonica
  • John Lee Hooker– vocals, electric guitar
  • Georgie Fame– Hammond organ, backing vocals
  • Ronnie Johnson – electric guitar
  • Nicky Scott –bass guitar
  • Candy Dulfer– alto saxophone
  • Kate St John– tenor saxophone, cor anglais
  • Teena Lyle – backing vocals, Hammond organ,percussion, vibraphone
  • Jonn Savannah– backing vocals, Hammond organ
  • Geoff Dunn– drums
  • Howard Francis – Hammond organ,piano
  • Paul Robinson – drums
  • John Allair – Hammond organ
  • Richard Cousins – bass guitar
  • Kevin Hayes – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Morrison except where noted.

  1. Too Long in Exile
  2. Big Time Operators
  3. Lonely Avenue/You Give Me Nothing but the Blues – Doc Pomus, Van Morrison
  4. Ball & Chain
  5. In the Forest
  6. Till We Get the Healing Done
  7. Gloria
  8. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl – Sonny Boy Williamson
  9. Wasted Years
  10. The Lonesome Road – Nathaniel Shilkret, Gene Austin
  11. Moody’s Mood for Love – James Moody, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
  12. Close Enough for Jazz
  13. Before the World Was Made – lyrics by William Butler Yeats, adapted by Van Morrison, music by Kenny Craddock
  14. I’ll Take Care of You – Brook Benton
  15. Instrumental / Tell Me What You Want

On March 31, 1992.


On March 31, 1992, “Columbia” label released “Human Touch”, the ninth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded September 1989 – March 1991, at “A&M Studios”, and was produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin and Roy Bittan.


  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, guitar, bass
  • Randy Jackson– bass
  • Jeff Porcaro– drums, percussion
  • Roy Bittan– keyboards
  • Sam Moore– backing vocals
  • Patti Scialfa– harmony vocals
  • David Sancious– Hammond organ
  • Bobby King– backing vocals
  • Tim Pierce– second guitar
  • Michael Fisher – percussion
  • Bobby Hatfield– harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. Human Touch
  2. Soul Driver
  3. 57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)
  4. Cross My Heart – Bruce Springsteen, Sonny Boy Williamson
  5. Gloria’s Eyes
  6. With Every Wish
  7. Roll of the Dice – Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan
  8. Real World – Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan
  9. All or Nothin’ at All
  10. Man’s Job
  11. I Wish I Were Blind
  12. The Long Goodbye
  13. Real Man
  14. Pony Boy – traditional