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On September 15, 2017.

On September 15, 2017, “Okeh” label released “Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready”, the 19th Dee Dee Bridgewater album. It was recorded in September 2016, at “Royal Studios” in  Memphis, TN, and was produced by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tulani Bridgewater Kowalski, Kirk Whalum and Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell.

Personnel:

  • Dee Dee Bridgewater – vocals, linear notes
  • Kirk Whalum– tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Lannie McMillan, Kirk Smothers – tenor saxophone
  • Marc Franklin – trumpet
  • Kameron Whalum – trombone
  • John Stoddart– keyboards, vocal arrangements
  • Charles Hodges– Hammond organ
  • Garry Goin – guitar
  • Jackie Clark – bass
  • James Sexton – drums
  • Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell– cymbals, electric bongos, tambourine
  • Sharisse Norman, Candise Rayborn-Marshall, Kevin Whalum – background vocals
  • Stax Music Academy– background vocals
  • John Stoddart – associate producer
  • Ted Jensen– engineer
  • Tulani Bridgewater Kowalski – art direction, cover art, photography
  • Thomas Brodin – design

Track listing:

  1. Yes, I’m Ready – Barbara Mason
  2. Giving Up – Van McCoy
  3. I Can’t Get Next to You – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  4. Going Down Slow – Louis Jimmy Oden
  5. Why (Am I Treated So Bad) – Roebuck Staples
  6. B-A-B-Y – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  7. The Thrill Is Gone – Rick Ravon Darnell, Roy Hawkins
  8. The Sweeter He Is – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  9. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Donald Maurice Bryant, Bernard Miller, Ann Peebles
  10. Don’t Be Cruel – Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
  11. Hound Dog – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  12. Try a Little Tenderness – James Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry Woods
  13. Take My Hand, Precious Lord – Thomas A. Dorsey, Sobie Frank Frazier, Jeff Majors

On August 13, 1962.

On August 13, 1962, “Columbia” label released “The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin”, the third  Aretha Franklin studio album. It was recorded April 27; May 4–5; May 11, at “Columbia Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Robert Mersey.

Personnel:

  • Aretha Franklin – vocals, piano
  • Robert Mersey- personal supervisor, arrangements, conductor
  • Don Hunstein – cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Cry, Baby – Saul Bernie, James P. Johnson, Stella Unger
  2. Try a Little Tenderness – James Campbell and Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods
  3. I Apologize – Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart, Ed Nelson
  4. Without the One You Love – Aretha Franklin
  5. Look for the Silver Lining – Jerome Kern, B.G. DeSylva
  6. I’m Sitting on Top of the World – Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young
  7. Just for a Thrill – Lil Hardin Armstrong, Don Raye
  8. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.
  9. I’m Wandering – Berry Gordy, Jr., Tyran Carlo
  10. How Deep Is the Ocean – Irving Berlin
  11. I Don’t Know You Anymore – Gary Geld, Peter Udell
  12. Lover Come Back to Me – Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II

 

On October 15, 1966.

On October 15, 1966, “Stax” label released “Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul”, the fifth Otis Redding studio album, and his last solo studio album released before his death. It was recorded May – September 1966, and was produced by Jim Stewart, Booker T. & the MG’s, Isaac Hayes and David Porter.

Personnel:

  • Otis Redding – vocals
  • Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes- keyboards, piano, organ
  • Steve Cropper– guitar
  • Donald Dunn– bass guitar
  • Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson, Sammy Coleman, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trumpet
  • Gil Caple, Andrew Love, Joe Arnold – tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman– baritone saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  2. I’m Sick Y’all – Steve Cropper, David Porter, Otis Redding
  3. Tennessee Waltz – Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart
  4. Sweet Lorene – Isaac Hayes, Alvertis Isbell, Otis Redding
  5. Try a Little Tenderness – Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Harry M. Woods
  6. Day Tripper – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. My Lover’s Prayer – Otis Redding
  8. She Put the Hurt on Me – Otis Redding
  9. Ton of Joy – Otis Redding
  10. You’re Still My Baby – Chuck Willis
  11. Hawg for You – Otis Redding
  12. Love Have Mercy – Isaac Hayes, David Porter