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On January 27, 1960.

On January 27, 1960, “Atlantic” label released “Giant Steps”, the fifth John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded May 4 – 5, 1959, December 2, 1959, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– tenor saxophone
  • Tommy Flanagan– piano
  • Wynton Kelly– piano
  • Paul Chambers– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Jimmy Cobb– drums
  • Cedar Walton– piano
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle – engineering
  • Lee Friedlander– photography
  • Marvin Israel– cover design
  • Nat Hentoff– liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by John Coltrane.

  1. Giant Steps
  2. Cousin Mary
  3. Countdown
  4. Spiral
  5. Syeeda’s Song Flute
  6. Naima
  7. P.C.

 

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On January 17, 1969.

On January 17, 1969, “Atlantic” label released “Soul ’69”, the fourteen Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April 17–18 and September 24, 1968, at “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Junior Mance– piano
  • Spooner Oldham– organ
  • Joe Zawinul– organ, piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Kenny Burrell– guitar
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Ron Carter– bass guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott– bass guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill– bass guitar
  • Bruno Carr – drums
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Grady Tate– drums
  • Jack Jennings – vibraphone
  • Louie Goicdecha, Manuel Gonzales – percussion
  • David Newman– tenor saxophone, flute
  • King Curtis, Seldon Powell– tenor saxophone
  • George Dorsey, Frank Wess– alto saxophone
  • Pepper Adams– baritone saxophone
  • Joe Newman, Bernie Glow, Richard Williams, Snook Young,  Ernie Royal– trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Benny Powell, Thomas Mitchell – trombone
  • Evelyn Greene, Wyline Ivy – backing vocals
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Ramblin’ – Big Maybelle
  2. Today I Sing the Blues – Curtis Reginald Lewis
  3. River’s Invitation – Percy Mayfield
  4. Pitiful – Rosie Marie McCoy, Charlie Singleton
  5. Crazy He Calls Me – Bob Russell, Carl Sigman
  6. Bring It On Home to Me – Sam Cooke
  7. Tracks of My Tears – Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin
  8. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody – Rudy Clark
  9. Gentle on My Mind – John Hartford
  10. So Long – Russ Morgan, Remus Harris, Irving Melsher
  11. I’ll Never Be Free – Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss
  12. Elusive Butterfly – Bob Lind

On January 15, 1970.

On January 15, 1970, “Atlantic” label released “This Girl’s in Love with You”, the sixteenth Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded January 8 – 9, and October 3, 1969, and was produced by Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin– vocals, piano
  • Duane Allman– guitar
  • Barry Beckett– keyboards
  • Roger Hawkins– drums
  • Eddie Hinton– guitar
  • David Hood– bass
  • Jimmy Johnson– guitar
  • Jerry Weaver – guitar
  • Robert Honablue – engineering
  • King Curtis– tenor saxophone, horns

Track listing:

  1. Son of a Preacher Man – John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins
  2. Share Your Love with Me – Al Braggs, Deadric Malone
  3. The Dark End of the Street – Chips Moman, Dan Penn
  4. Let It Be – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  5. Eleanor Rigby – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  6. This Girl’s in Love with You – Burt Bacharach,  Hal David
  7. It Ain’t Fair – Ronnie Miller
  8. The Weight – Robbie Robertson
  9. Call Me – Aretha Franklin
  10. Sit Down and Cry – Clyde Otis, Lou Stallman

In July 1956.

In July 1956, “Atlantic” label released “Pithecanthropus Erectus”, the tenth Charles Mingus album. It was recorded on January 30, 1956, at “Audio Video Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun.

Personnel:

  • Charles Mingus– bass
  • Jackie McLean– alto saxophone
  • J.R. Monterose– tenor saxophone
  • Mal Waldron– piano
  • Willie Jones– drums
  • Tom Dowd, Hal Lustig – recording engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Mingus except where noted.

  1. Pithecanthropus Erectus
  2. A Foggy Day – George Gershwin
  3. Profile of Jackie
  4. Love Chant

In March 1961.

In March 1961, “Atlantic” label released “My Favorite Things”, the seventh John Coltrane studio album. It was recorded in October 1960, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegün. In 1998, the album received “Grammy Hall of Fame” award.

Personnel:

  • John Coltrane– soprano and tenor saxophones
  • McCoy Tyner– piano
  • Steve Davis– double bass
  • Elvin Jones– drums
  • Tom Dowd, Phil Iehle — engineering
  • Lee Friedlander— photography
  • Loring Eutemey — cover design
  • Bill Coss — liner notes

Track listing:

  1. My Favorite Things – Oscar Hammerstein II,, Richard Rodgers
  2. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
  3. Summertime – Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin
  4. But Not for Me – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Atco” label released “Miami”, the seventh James Gang album.  It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Tom Dowd, Roy Kenner, Tommy Bolin, Albhy Galuten, Dale Peters and Jimmy “Jim” Fox.

Personnel:

  • Roy Kenner– lead and backing vocals
  • Tommy Bolin– guitars, lead vocals
  • Tom Dowd– keyboards, piano
  • Albhy Galuten– keyboards, piano, synthesizer
  • Dale Peters– bass guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • Jimmy “Jim” Fox– drums, backing vocals, percussion, keyboards, organ

Track listing:

All tracks by Tommy Bolin, except where noted.

  1. Cruisin’ Down The Highway – Tommy Bolin, Dale Peters
  2. Do It – Tommy Bolin, Roy Kenner
  3. Wildfire – Tommy Bolin, John Tesar
  4. Sleepwalker – Tommy Bolin, John Tesar
  5. Miami Two-Step – Tommy Bolin, Dale Peters, Jim Fox
  6. Praylude
  7. Red Skies
  8. Spanish Lover – Tommy Bolin, Jeff Cook
  9. Summer Breezes
  10. Head Above The Water – Tommy Bolin, Dale Peters

 

 

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “RSO” label released “461 Ocean Boulevard”, the second Eric Clapton solo album. It was recorded April – May 1974, at “Criteria Studios” in Miami, and was produced by Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • Eric Clapton – vocals · guitar, dobro, arrangement
  • Yvonne Elliman– vocals
  • Dick Sims – keyboards
  • George Terry– guitar, vocals
  • Carl Radle– bass, arrangement
  • Jamie Oldaker– drums, percussion
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Albhy Galuten– synthesizer, piano · clavichord
  • Tom Bernfield – background vocals
  • Marcy Levy– harmonica , background vocals
  • Ron Fawcus – engineer
  • Andy Knight – engineer
  • Karl Richardson – engineer
  • Suha Gur – mastering
  • Darcy Proper – mastering
  • Bob Defrin – art direction
  • David Gahr– photography
  • Ryan Null – photo co-ordination

Track listing:

  1. Motherless Children – traditional, arranged by Eric Clapton, Carl Radle
  2. Give Me Strength – Eric Clapton
  3. Willie and the Hand Jive – Johnny Otis
  4. Get Ready – Eric Clapton, Yvonne Elliman
  5. I Shot the Sheriff – Bob Marley
  6. I Can’t Hold Out – Elmore James
  7. Please Be With Me – Charles Scott Boyer
  8. Let It Grow – Eric Clapton
  9. Steady Rollin’ Man – Robert Johnson
  10. Mainline Florida – George Terry