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On February 4, 2014.

On February 4, 2014, “429 Records” label released “The Royal Sessions”, the twelve Paul Rodgers solo album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Royal Studios” in Memphis, and was produced by Perry A. Margouleff.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals
  • Michael Toles– guitar
  • Leroy Hodges– bass
  • Michael Barar– viola
  • Roy Brewer – violin
  • Marc Franklin– trumpet
  • Charles Hodges– Hammond B3
  • Wesley Hovanec– assistant engineer, electric bongos, videography
  • Jonathan Kirkscey– cello
  • Beth Luscombe– viola
  • Perry Margouleff– guitar, mixing
  • Lannie McMillan– tenor saxophone
  • Susanna Perry-Gilmore, Jessie Munson– violin
  • Royal horns– horn
  • Lester Snell– piano
  • Gary Topper– tenor saxophone
  • Archie Turner– Wurlitzer
  • Mark Wallace – cello
  • The Royal Singers– strings
  • James L. Spake– baritone sax
  • James Robertson, Steve Potts, Daniel Bean– assistant engineer
  • Ryan Smith– mastering
  • William Wittman– engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. I Thank You – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  2. Down Don’t Bother Me – Albert King
  3. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Don Bryant, Bernard Miller, Ann Peebles
  4. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) – Jerry Butler, Otis Redding
  5. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  6. Walk On By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David
  7. Any Ole Way – Steve Cropper, Otis Redding
  8. It’s Growing – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson
  9. Born Under a Bad Sign – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  10. I’ve Got Dreams to Remember – Otis Redding
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In August 1967.

In August 1967, “Stax” label released “Born Under a Bad Sign”, the second Albert King studio album. It was recorded March 1966 – June 1967, at “Stax Studios” in Memphis Tennessee, and was produced by Jim Stewart. In 1985, “Born Under a Bad Sign” was inducted into the “Blues Foundation Hall of Fame” in the “Classics of Blues Recordings” category In 1999, the album received a “Grammy Hall of Fame Award”; in 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 491 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Albert King– lead guitar and vocals
  • Steve Cropper– rhythm guitar
  • Booker T. Jones– organ, piano
  • Isaac Hayes– piano
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– bass guitar
  • Al Jackson, Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • Joe Arnold – baritone saxophone, flute

Track listing:

  1. Born Under a Bad Sign – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  2. Crosscut Saw – R. G. Ford
  3. Kansas City – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  4. Oh, Pretty Woman – C. Williams
  5. Down Don’t Bother Me – Albert King
  6. The Hunter – Booker T. Jones, Carl Wells, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.
  7. I Almost Lost My Mind – Ivory Joe Hunter
  8. Personal Manager – Albert King, David Porter
  9. Laundromat Blues – Sandy Jones
  10. As the Years Go Passing By – Deadric Malone
  11. The Very Thought of You – Ray Noble

In July 1968.

In July 1968, “Polydor” label released “Wheels of Fire”, the third Cream album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi. The album artwork was by Martin Sharp and the photography was by Jim Marshall. It was also released as two single long-players, Wheels of Fire – In the Studio,  and Wheels of Fire – Live at the Fillmore. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Wheels of Fire” at number 205 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jack Bruce– vocals, lead vocals, bass, cello, harmonica, calliope, acoustic guitar, recorder
  • Ginger Baker– drums, percussion, bells, glockenspiel, timpani, spoken word
  • Eric Clapton– guitar, vocals
  • Felix Pappalardi– viola, bells, organ, trumpet, tonette
  • Tom Dowd– recording engineer
  • Adrian Barber– recording engineer

Track listing:

  1. White Room – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  2. Sitting on Top of the World – Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon; Chester Burnett
  3. Passing the Time – Ginger Baker, Mike Taylor
  4. As You Said – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  5. Pressed Rat and Warthog – Ginger Baker, Mick Taylor
  6. Politician – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
  7. Those Were the Days – Ginger Baker, Mick Taylor
  8. Born Under a Bad Sign – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
  9. Deserted Cities of the Heart – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown

On May 13, 2012.

On May 13, 2012, Donald “Duck” Dunn died aged 70. He was bass guitarist, session musician, record producer, and songwriter, best known  for his 1960’s recordings with Booker T. & the M.G.’s and as a session bassist for “Stax Records”.  He has performed and recorded with big number of famous musicians including Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and The Blues Brothers Band. In 1992, Dunn was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” as a member of Booker T. & the M.G.’s. “Bass Player” magazine ranked him at number  40 on its list of “The 100 Greatest Bass Players of All Time”.

In December 1967.

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In December 1967, “Elektra” label released “The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw”, the third Butterfield Blues Band album. It was recorded in 1967, and was produced by John Court.

Personnel:

  • Paul Butterfield– vocals, harmonica
  • Elvin Bishop– guitar
  • Mark Naftalin– keyboards
  • Bugsy Maugh – bass, vocalon “Driving Wheel”
  • Phil Wilson– drums
  • Gene Dinwiddie– tenor saxophone
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Keith Johnson – trumpet

Track listing:

  1. One More Heartache – Smokey Robinson, The Miracles
  2. Driftin’ and Driftin’ – Charles Brown, Johnny Moore, Eddie Williams
  3. I Pity the Fool – Deadric Malone
  4. Born Under a Bad Sign – William Bell, Booker T. Jones
  5. Run Out of Time – Paul Butterfield, Gene Dinwiddie
  6. Double Trouble – Otis Rush
  7. Drivin’ Wheel – Roosevelt Sykes
  8. Droppin’ Out – Paul Butterfield, Tucker Zimmerman
  9. Tollin’ Bells – traditional, arranged by The Butterfield Blues Band

On December 23, 1968.

Natchl blues

On December 23, 1968, “Columbia” label released “The Natch’l Blues”, the second Taj Mahal studio album. It was recorded from May to October 1968, and was produced by David Rubinson.

Personnel:

  • Taj Mahal- harmonica, Miss “National” steel bodied guitar, vocals
  • Jesse Ed Davis- guitar, piano, brass arrangements
  • Gary Gilmore – bass
  • Chuck Blackwell – drums
  • Al Kooper- piano
  • Earl Palmer- drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Taj Mahal, except where noted.

  1. Good Morning Miss Brown
  2. Corinna – Taj Mahal, Jesse Ed Davis
  3. Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll
  4. Going Up to the Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
  5. Done Changed My Way of Living
  6. She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride – Taj Mahal, Yank Rachell
  7. The Cuckoo – traditional
  8. You Don’t Miss Your Water(‘Til Your Well Runs Dry) – William Bell
  9. Ain’t That a Lot of Love – Homer Banks, Deanie Parker

On September 15, 1965.

Otis blue

On September 15, 1965, “Stax Records” released “Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul”, the third Otis Redding studio album . It was recorded from April – July 1965, at the “Stax Recording Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee and was produced by Jim Stewart, Isaac Hayes and David Porter. Redding was backed by house band Booker T. & the M.G.’s, a horn section of members of The Mar-Keys and The Memphis Horns, and Isaac Hayes as pianist.  “Rolling Stone” magazine raked “Otis Blue” at number 74 on its list of the“500 Greatest Albums of All Time”,

Personnel:

  • Otis Redding– vocals
  • Booker T. Jones– keyboards, piano
  • Isaac Hayes– keyboards, piano, producer
  • Steve Cropper– guitar, producer
  • Donald Dunn– bass
  • Al Jackson, Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson– trumpet
  • Gene Miller – trumpet
  • Andrew Love– tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman– baritone saxophone
  • William Bell – backing vocals
  • Earl Sims – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Ole Man Trouble – Otis Redding
  2. Respect – Otis Redding
  3. Change Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
  4. Down in the Valley – Bert Berns, Solomon Burke, Babe Chivian, Joe Martin
  5. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Otis Redding, Jerry Butler
  6. Shake – Sam Cooke
  7. My Girl – Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
  8. Wonderful World – Sam Cooke, Lou Adler, Herb Alpert
  9. Rock Me Baby – B.B. King
  10. Satisfaction – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  11. You Don’t Miss Your Water – William Bell