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On May 31, 2005.

On May 31, 2005, “Verve” label released “Rock Swings”, album  by Paul Anka. It was recorded in November 2004, and was produced by Paul Anka.

Personnel:

  • Paul Anka – vocal, executive producer
  • Jon Bon Jovi – guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Randy Kerber – piano
  • Mike Lang – piano
  • Jon Crosse – tenor saxophone
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Mike Valerio – bass
  • Larry Koonse – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Emil Richards – vibes
  • Gary Grant, Charles Davis, Larry Hall, Warren Luening, Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • Steve Holtman, Andrew Martin, Alex Iles, Bill Reichenbach, Bob McChesney, Bryant Byers – trombone
  • Gene Cipriano – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Dan Higgins, Greg Huckins – alto saxophone, flute
  • Bill Liston – tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Joel Peskin – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Joel Derouin, Bruce Dukov – concert-master, violin
  • Rebecca Bunnell, Mario De Leon, Tiffany Yi Hu, Patricia Johnson, Peter Kent, Miran Kojian, Haim Shtrum, Mari Tsumura, Shari Zippert, Kirstin Fife, Razdan Kuyumjian, Dennis Molchan, Les Terry, Jennifer Munday, Anatoly Rosinsky, Charles Everett, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Darius Campo – violin
  • Marilyn Baker, Jorge Moraga, James Ross, Harry Shirinian, Karie Prescott, Evan Wilson, Simon Oswell, Pam Goldsmith – viola
  • Larry Corbett, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Miguel Martinez, Steve Richards, Andrew Shulman, Anne Karam, Ernie Ehrhardt – cello
  • Peter Doubrovsky, Frances Liu-Wu – bass
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Brad Warnaar, Jim Atkinson, Kurt Snyder: French horn
  • Alex Christensen – session producer
  • Al Schmitt – session engineer
  • Jon Crosse – conductor
  • Patrick Williams, Randy Kerber, John Clayton – session arrangers, conductors

Track listing:

  1. Eye of the Tiger
  2. Jump
  3. Everybody Hurts
  4. Wonderwall
  5. Black Hole Sun
  6. It’s My Life
  7. It’s a Sin
  8. True
  9. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  10. Hello
  11. Eyes Without a Face
  12. Lovecats
  13. The Way You Make Me Feel
  14. Tears in Heaven
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In April 1963.

In April 1963, “Verve” label released “Jazz Samba Encore!”, album by Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfá. It was recorded in February 1963, in “Webster Hall” in New York City, and was produced by Creed Taylor. The album cover painting was by  Olga Albizu.

Personnel:

  • Stan Getz– tenor saxophone
  • Luiz Bonfá– guitar
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim– guitar, piano
  • George Duvivier, Tommy Williams, Don Payne – bass
  • Paulo Ferreira, Jose Carlos, Dave Bailey– drums
  • Maria Toledo – vocals, brief vocalise

Track listing:

  1. Sambalero – Luiz Bonfá
  2. Só Danço Samba(I Only Dance Samba) – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  3. Insensatez(How Insensitive)  Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  4. O Morro Não Tem Vez (Favela) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  5. Samba de Duas Notas (Two Note Samba) – Luiz Bonfá – reference to Jobim’s One Note Samba
  6. Menina Flor – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  7. Mania de Maria – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  8. Saudade Vem Correndo – Luiz Bonfá, Maria Toledo
  9. Um Abração no Getz (A Tribute to Getz) – Luiz Bonfá
  10. Ebony Samba – second version – Luiz Bonfá
  11. Ebony Samba – first version – Luiz Bonfá

In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Getz/Gilberto”,album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto.It was recorded in March 1963, at “A&R Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Creed Taylor. The artwork was by artist Olga Albizu. In 1965, “Getz/Gilberto” received “Grammy Awards” for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album”, “Individual or Group and Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical;” and “Album of the Year”. It is considered to be the album that popularized bossa nova worldwide. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 447 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Stan Getz– tenor saxophone
  • João Gilberto– vocals, guitar
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim– piano
  • Astrud Gilberto – vocals
  • Sebastião Neto – double bass
  • Milton Banana– drums, pandeiro

Track listing:

  1. The Girl from Ipanema – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel
  2. Doralice – Antônio Almeida, Dorival Caymmi
  3. Para Machucar Meu Coração – Ary Barroso
  4. Desafinado – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça
  5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  6. Só Danço Samba – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  7. O Grande Amor – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  8. Vivo Sonhando – Antônio Carlos Jobim

 

 

In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” album by Jimmy Smith. It was recorded in January 1974,at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs NJ, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith– organ
  • Oliver Nelson– arranger
  • Claus Ogerman– arranger, conductor
  • Val Valentin, Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Acy Lehman – design
  • Roy De Carava – photography
  • Daddio Daylie – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue – Richard Rodgers
  2. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 1 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  3. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 2 – Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox
  4. John Brown’s Body – traditional
  5. Wives and Lovers – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  6. Women of the World – Riziero Ortolani
  7. Bluesette – Toots Thielemans

In March 1962.

In March 1962, “Verve” label released “Rhythm Is My Business”, album by Ella Fitzgerald. It was recorded on January 30 and 31, 1962, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Ella Fitzgerald- vocals
  • Taft Jordan, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder – trumpet
  • Melba Liston, Kai Winding, Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Carl Davis, Jerry Dodgion, William Shakesnider, Les Taylor, Phil Woods – reeds
  • Hank Jones- piano
  • Mundell Lowe- guitar
  • Lucille Dixon, George Duvivier – double bass
  • Gus Johnson- drums
  • Bill Doggett- arranger, conductor, organ

Track listing:

  1. Rough Ridin’ – Ella Fitzgerald, Hank Jones, William Tennyson
  2. Broadway – Billy Bird, Teddy McRae, Henri Woode
  3. You Can Depend On Me – Charles Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines
  4. Runnin’ Wild – Arthur Gibbs, Joe Grey, Leo Wood
  5. Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World ‘Cause That’s Where Everything Is – Les Clark, Matt Dennis
  6. I’ll Always Be In Love With You – Bud Green, Herman Ruby, Sam H. Stept
  7. Hallelujah, I Love Him So – Ray Charles
  8. I Can’t Face the Music – Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler
  9. No Moon at All – Redd Evans, Dave Mann
  10. Laughin’ on the Outside – Ben Raleigh, Bernie Wayne
  11. After You’ve Gone – Henry Creamer, Turner Layton

In November 1967.

In November 1967, “Verve” label released “The Blues Is Now”, the twenty-eight Jimmy Witherspoon album. It was recorded on June 1, 1967, and was produced by Ken Druker and Lew Futterman.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Witherspoon- vocals
  • Jack McDuff- arranger, organ
  • Leo Johnson, Danny Turner – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute
  • Melvin Sparks- guitar
  • Jymie Merritt- bass guitar
  • Ray Appleton- drums
  • Hollis King- art direction
  • Nancy Reiner- cover art
  • Acy Lehman- cover design
  • Val Valentin– engineer
  • Ken Druker- executive producer
  • Bob Irwin, Jayme Pieruzzi– mastering
  • Raymond Ross- photography

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Slumber – Lucky Millinder, Al J. Neiburg, Henri Woode
  2. I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town – Andy Razaf, Will Weldon
  3. Past Forty Blues – Robert Lee Roach, Jimmy Witherspoon
  4. K. Blues – Saunders King
  5. Late One Evening – Jimmy Witherspoon
  6. Part Time Woman – Jimmy Witherspoon
  7. Good Rocking Tonight – Roy Brown
  8. I Won’t Tell a Soul (I Love You) – Hughie Clark, Ross Parker
  9. My Baby’s Quit Me – Doc Pomus
  10. My Money’s Long This Morning, Baby – David Parker

In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Verve” label released “Projections”, the second Blues Project album. It was recorded in 1966, and was produced by Tom Wilson and Marcus James.

Personnel:

  • Al Kooper– keyboards, vocals
  • Danny Kalb– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Katz– guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Andy Kulberg– bass, flute
  • Roy Blumenfeld – drums
  • Val Valentin– engineer
  • Ken Kendall – design
  • Jim Marshall– photography

Track listing:

  1. I Can’t Keep From Crying
  2. Steve’s Song – Steve Katz
  3. You Can’t Catch Me – Chuck Berry
  4. Two Trains Running – McKinley Morganfield
  5. Wake Me, Shake Me
  6. Cheryl’s Going Home – Bob Lind
  7. Flute Thing – Al Kooper
  8. Caress Me Baby – Jimmy Reed
  9. Fly Away – Al Kooper