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In december 1957.

In January 1957, “Prestige” label released “A Garland of Red”, the debut Red Garland album. It was recorded in August 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Red Garland – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – recording engineer
  • Bob Weinstock – supervision
  • Ira Gitler – liner notes
  • Hannan, Edwards – design, photography

Track listing:

  1. A Foggy Day – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  2. My Romance – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  3. What Is This Thing Called Love? – Cole Porter
  4. Makin’ Whoopee – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  5. September in the Rain – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  6. Little Girl Blue – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  7. Constellation – Charlie Parker
  8. Blue Red – Red Garland

In December 1957.

In December 1957, “Prestige” label released “Groovy”, the fourth Red Garland album. It was recorded in December 1956, May – August 1957, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Red Garland – piano
  • Paul Chambers – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. C-Jam Blues – Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington
  2. Gone Again – Curtis Lewis, Curley Hamner, Gladys Hampton
  3. Will You Still Be Mine? – Matt Dennis, Tom Adair
  4. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  5. What Can I Say, Dear – Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman
  6. Hey Now – Red Garland

In June 1956.

In June 1956, “Atlantic” label released “The Boss of the Blues”, the fourth Big Joe Turner album. It was recorded in 1956 and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Big Joe Turner– vocals
  • Walter Page– double bass
  • Lawrence Brown– trombone
  • Pete Brown– alto saxophone
  • Freddie Green– guitar
  • Pete Johnson– piano
  • Cliff Leeman– drums
  • Joe Newman– trumpet
  • Jimmy Nottingham– trumpet
  • Seldon Powell– tenor saxophone
  • Frank Wess– tenor saxophone
  • Ernie Wilkins– arrangements
  • Nesuhi Ertegun– supervision
  • Jerry Wexler– supervision
  • Len Frank – engineering
  • Whitney Balliett– liner notes
  • Bob Defrin – art direction, design
  • Marvin Israel – artwork
  • Curtice Taylor – hand coloring

Track listing:

All tracks by Pete Johnson and Big Joe Turner, except where noted.

  1. Cherry Red
  2. Roll ‘Em Pete
  3. I Want a Little Girl – Murray Mencher, Billy Moll
  4. Low Down Dog – Big Joe Turner
  5. Wee Baby Blues
  6. You’re Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?) – Walter Donaldson
  7. How Long Blues – traditional
  8. Morning Glories – traditional
  9. Louis Blues – W. C. Handy
  10. Piney Brown Blues

 

On April 27, 2018..

On April 27, 2018, “Sony Legacy” label released “You’re Driving Me Crazy”, album by Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco (39th Van Morrison album overall).

Personnel:

  • Van Morrison– vocals, saxophone
  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond organ, trumpet
  • Dan Wilson – guitar
  • Michael Ode – drums
  • Troy Roberts – saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Miss Otis Regrets – Cole Porter
  2. Hold It Right There – Clark Terry, William Grey, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
  3. All Saints Day – Van Morrison
  4. The Way Young Lovers Do – Van Morrison
  5. The Things That I Used to Do – Guitar Slim
  6. Travellin’ Light – Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer
  7. Close Enough for Jazz – Van Morrison
  8. Goldfish Bowl – Van Morrison
  9. Evening Shadows – Van Morrison, Acker Bilk
  10. Magic Time – Van Morrison
  11. You’re Driving Me Crazy – Walter Donaldson
  12. Everyday I Have the Blues – Peter Chatman
  13. Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  14. Stick and Stones – Titus Turner
  15. Celtic Swing – Van Morrison

In February 1959.

In February 1959, “Bethlehem Records” label released “Little Girl Blue”, the debut Nina Simone album. It was recorded in December 1957, in New York City.

Personnel:

  • Nina Simone– vocals, piano, arrangements
  • Jimmy Bond– double bass
  • Albert “Tootie” Heath– drums
  • Joseph Muranyi– liner notes

Track listing:

  1. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills
  2. Don’t Smoke in Bed – Willard Robison
  3. He Needs Me – Arthur Hamilton
  4. Little Girl Blue – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  5. Love Me or Leave Me – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  6. My Baby Just Cares for Me – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  7. Good Bait – Count Basie, Tadd Dameron
  8. Plain Gold Ring – George Stone (aka Earl Burroughs)
  9. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
  10. I Loves You, Porgy – DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  11. Central Park Blues – Nina Simone

In December 1965.

In December 1965, “Limelight” label released “With Respect to Nat”, Oscar Peterson tribute album to Nat King Cole, who had died earlier that year. It was recorded October – November 1965, and was produced by Jack Tracy.

Personnel:

  • Oscar Peterson— vocals, piano
  • Hank Jones— piano
  • Ray Brown, Richard Davis— double bass
  • Herb Ellis, Barry Galbraith— guitar
  • Mel Lewis— drums
  • Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland,  J. Johnson— trombone
  • Tony Studd — bass trombone
  • Seldon Powell— alto flute, tenor flute
  • Jerome Richardson— bass flute, tenor flute
  • John Frosk, Joe Newman— trumpet
  • Ernie Royal, Danny Stiles — trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Phil Woods— alto saxophone
  • Manny Albam— arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street – Gene Austin, Jimmy McHugh, Irving Mills
  2. It’s Only a Paper Moon – Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Billy Rose
  3. Walkin’ My Baby Back Home – Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk
  4. Sweet Lorraine – Cliff Burwell, Mitchell Parish
  5. Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
  6. Little Girl – Francis Henry, Matt Hyde
  7. Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You – Andy Razaf, Don Redman
  8. Orange Colored Sky – Milton DeLugg, William Stein
  9. Straighten Up and Fly Right – Nat King Cole, Irving Mills
  10. Calypso Blues – Clifford Carmen, Cole, Don George
  11. What Can I Say After I Say I’m Sorry? – Walter Donaldson, Abe Lyman
  12. Easy Listening Blues – Nadine Robinson

 

On October 25, 1999.

On October 25, 1999, “Virgin” label released “As Time Goes By”, the tenth Bryan Ferry album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – lead vocals, synthesizer, arrangements, art direction
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Alan Barnes- clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Nicholas Bucknail – clarinet
  • Wilfred Gibson – violin
  • Bob Hunt – trombone
  • Chris Laurence – bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Anthony Pleeth – cello
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • John Sutton – drums
  • Enrico Tomasso – trumpet
  • Hugh Webb – harp
  • Gavyn Wright– violin
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Boguslaw Kostecki – violin
  • Jose Libertella – bandoneon
  • Luis Stazo – bandoneon
  • Paul Clarvis – drums
  • Philip Dukes – viola
  • Colin Good – piano, musical director, arrangements
  • Anthony Pike – clarinet
  • Jim Tomlinson – clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Richard Jeffries – bass guitar
  • Malcolm Earle Smith – trombone
  • Abraham Leborovich – violin
  • Robert Fowler – clarinet
  • Martin Wheatley – banjo
  • Timothy Lines – clarinet
  • David White – clarinet
  • Nils Solberg – guitar
  • David Woodcock – violin
  • Cynthia Millar – ondes Martenot
  • James Sanger – programming
  • Mark Tucker – engineer
  • Steve Pelluet – assistant engineer
  • Chris Dibble, Sven Taits – additional engineering
  • Robin Trower- associate producer
  • Nick de Ville – art direction
  • Bogdan Zarkowski – artwork
  • Mike Owen – photography

Track listing:

  1. As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
  2. The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
  3. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  4. I’m in the Mood for Love – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  5. Where or When – Rodgers and Hart
  6. When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful – Harry Woods
  7. Sweet and Lovely – Charles Daniels, Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias
  8. Miss Otis Regrets – Cole Porter
  9. Time on My Hands – Vincent Youmans, Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon
  10. Lover, Come Back to Me – Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein
  11. Falling in Love Again – Friedrich Hollaender, Sammy Lerner
  12. Love Me or Leave Me – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  13. You Do Something to Me – Cole Porter
  14. Just One of Those Things – Cole Porter
  15. September Song – Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson

 

On October 14, 1961.

On October 14, 1961, “EMI Columbia Records” label released “21 Today”, the fourth Cliff Richard studio album. It was recorded September 1960 – July 1961, and was produced by Norrie Paramor.

Personnel:

Cliff Richard and The Shadows.

  • Cliff Richard– lead vocals
  • Hank Marvin– lead guitar
  • Bruce Welch– rhythm guitar
  • Jet Harris– bass guitar
  • Tony Meehan– drums

Track listing:

  1. Happy Birthday to You – Mildred J. Hill
  2. Forty Days (To Come Back Home) – Chuck Berry
  3. Catch Me – Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett
  4. How Wonderful to Know – Salvatore D’Esposito, Kermit Goell
  5. Tough Enough – Johnny Otis
  6. Fifty Years for Every Kiss – Sammy Bella
  7. The Night Is So Lonely – Gene Vincent, Clifton Simmons
  8. Poor Boy – Vern McEntire
  9. Y’Arriva – Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin
  10. Outsider – Sid Tepper, Roy C.Bennett
  11. Tea For Two – Vincent Youmans, Irving Ceasar
  12. To Prove My Love for You – Don Wolf, Ben Raleigh
  13. Without You – Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch
  14. A mighty lonely Man – Eddie Curtis
  15. My Blue Heaven – George A. Whiting, Walter Donaldson
  16. Shame on You – Bruce Welch, Hank Marvin, Kevin Jacobson

On August 12, 1957.

On August 12, 1957, “Decca” label released “Rockin’ the Oldies”, the fifth Bill Haley and His Comets album. It was recorded March – April, 1957, in New York, and was produced by Milt Gabler.

Personnel:

  • Bill Haley– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Franny Beecher– lead guitar
  • Billy Williamson– steel guitar
  • Johnny Grande– piano
  • Al Rex– double bass
  • Ralph Jones– drums
  • Frankie Scott- tenor saxophone

Track listing:

  1. The Dipsy Doodle – Larry Clinton
  2. You Can’t Stop Me from Dreaming – Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin
  3. Apple Blossom Time- Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson
  4. Moon Over Miami- Joe Burke, Edgar Leslie
  5. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
  6. Carolina in the Morning- Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  7. Miss You- Charles Tobias, Henry Tobias, Harry Tobias
  8. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone- Sam H. Stept, Sidney Clare
  9. Ain’t Misbehavin’- Harry Brooks, Fats Waller, Andy Razaf
  10. One Sweet Letter from You – Harry Warren, Lew Brown, Sidney Clare
  11. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter- Joe Young, Fred E. Ahlert
  12. Somebody Else is Taking My Place – Dick Howard, Bob Ellsworth, Russ Morgan

 

In May 1964.

In May 1964, “Motown” label released “Mary Wells Sings My Guy”, the fourth studio Mary Wells album. It was recorded 1963-1964, and was produced by Smokey Robinson.

Personnel:

  • Mary Wells- lead vocals
  • The Andantes- backing vocals
  • The Love-Tones – backing vocals
  • Eddie Holland- backing vocals
  • The Funk Brothers- instrumentation
  • Dezo Hoffmann- front cover photography
  • Lee Ivory – sleeve notes.

Track listing:

  1. He’s The One I Love – Smokey Robinson
  2. Whisper You Love Me Boy – Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier
  3. My Guy – Smokey Robinson
  4. Does He Love Me – William “Mickey” Stevenson
  5. How? (When My Heart Belongs To You) – Smokey Robinson
  6. He Holds His Own – Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier
  7. My Baby Just Cares for Me – Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson
  8. I Only Have Eyes for You – Al Dubin, Harry Warren
  9. You Do Something to Me – Cole Porter
  10. It Had to Be You – Gus Kahn, Isham Jones
  11. If You Love Me (Really Love Me) – Geoffrey Parsons, Marguerite Monnot
  12. At Last – Harry Warren, Mack Gordon