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In September 1967.

In September 1967, “Decca” label released “Shake Down”, the debut Savoy Brown studio album. It was recorded in 1967, at “Decca Studios” in West Hampstead, North West, and was produced by Mike Vernon.

Personnel:

  • Brice Portius – vocals
  • Kim Simmonds – lead and rhythm guitar
  • Martin Stone – lead and rhythm guitar
  • Ray Chappell – bass
  • Leo Mannings – drums, percussion
  • Bob Hall – piano
  • Gus Dudgeon – recording
  • Guy Fletcher – mastering
  • Neil Slaven – liner notes

Track listing:

  1. I Ain’t Superstitious – Willie Dixon
  2. Let Me Love You Baby – Willie Dixon
  3. Black Night – Jessie Mae Robinson
  4. High Rise – Beverly Bridge, Sonny Thompson, Freddie King
  5. Rock Me Baby – B.B. King, Joe Josea
  6. I Smell Trouble – Deadric Malone
  7. Oh! Pretty Woman – Albert King
  8. Little Girl – Willie Dixon
  9. The Doormouse Rides the Rails – Martin Stone
  10. It’s My Own Fault – John Lee Hooker
  11. Shake ‘Em On Down – traditional, arranged by Bob Hall

On September 4, 2001.

On September 4, 2001, “Hyena” label released “Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions”, the 19th James Blood Ulmer album. It was recorded in April 2001, at “Sun Studios” in Memphis, Tennessee, and was produced by Vernon Reid.

Personnel:

  • James Blood Ulmer – vocals, guitar
  • Vernon Reid – guitar
  • Charles Burnham – violin
  • Rick Steff – piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond B3 organ
  • David Barnes – harmonica
  • Mark Peterson – bass
  • Aubrey Dayle – drums

Track listing:

  1. Spoonful – Willie Dixon
  2. I Want to Be Loved – Willie Dixon
  3. Little Red Rooster – Willie Dixon
  4. Dimples – James Bracken, John Lee Hooker
  5. I Just Want to Make Love to You – Willie Dixon
  6. Evil – Willy Dixon
  7. Death Letter – Son House
  8. Fattening Frogs for Snakes – Willie Williamson
  9. Money – John Lee Hooker
  10. I Love the Life I Live, I Live the Life I Love – Willie Dixon
  11. Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal – Daylie Holmes, Marl H. Young
  12. Double Trouble – Otis Rush
  13. I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) – Chester Burnett
  14. Back Door Man – Willie Dixon

In May 1972.

In May 1972, “Warner Bros” label released “Everything Stops for Tea”, the seventh John Baldry album. It was recorded January – February 1972, at “I.B.C.” and “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Elton John and Rod Stewart.

Personnel:

  • John Baldry – vocals, guitar
  • Elton John – piano, backing vocals
  • Rod Stewart – banjo, backing vocals
  • Madeline Bell – vocals
  • Doris Troy – vocals
  • Liza Strike – vocals
  • Barry St. John – vocals
  • James Litherland – guitar
  • Bob Weston – guitar
  • Davey Johnstone – guitar
  • Sam Mitchell – steel guitar
  • Ian Armit – keyboards
  • Jimmy Horowitz – keyboards
  • Stefan Delft – viola
  • Richard Brown – bass guitar
  • Bill Smith – bass guitar
  • John Porter – bass guitar
  • Klaus Voormann – bass
  • John Dentith – drums
  • Nigel Olsson – drums
  • Terry Stannard – drums
  • Micky Waller – percussion
  • Ray Cooper – percussion
  • Ronnie Wood – cover drawing

Track listing:

  1. Intro: Come Back Again – Ross Wilson
  2. Seventh Son – Willie Dixon
  3. Wild Mountain Thyme – traditional; arranged by John Baldry, Davey Johnstone
  4. Iko Iko – Sharon Jones, Jesse Thomas, Joe Jones, Mary Lynn Jones
  5. Jubilee Cloud – John Kongos, Peter Leroy
  6. Everything Stops for Tea – Al Goodhart, Al Hoffman, Maurice Sigler
  7. You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover – Willie Dixon
  8. Mother Ain’t Dead – traditional
  9. Hambone – Sam Mitchell
  10. Lord Remember Me – Myrtle Jackson
  11. Armit’s Trousers – Ian Armit

In May 1957.

In May 1957, “Chess” label released “After School Session”, the debut Chuck Berry album. It was recorded May 1955 – January 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Philip Chess.

Personnel:

  • Chuck Berry – vocals, guitar, steel guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson – piano
  • Otis Spann – piano
  • Jimmy Rogers – guitar
  • L. C. Davis – tenor saxophone
  • Jerome Green – maracas
  • Willie Dixon – bass
  • Fred Below – drums
  • Jasper Thomas – drums
  • Ebby Hardy – drums
  • Vartan – art direction
  • Don Snowden – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. School Days
  2. Deep Feeling
  3. Too Much Monkey Business
  4. Wee Wee Hours
  5. Roly Poly
  6. No Money Down
  7. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  8. Berry Pickin’
  9. Together (We Will Always Be)
  10. Havana Moon
  11. Downbound Train
  12. Drifting Heart

In february 1969.

In February 1969, “Verve” label released “Tim Hardin 4”, the fourth Tim Hardin album. It was recorded in July 1964, and was produced by Erik Jacobsen.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar
  • John Sebastian – harmonica
  • Bob Bushnell – bass
  • Sticks Evans – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hardin except where noted.

  1. Airmobile
  2. Whiskey, Whiskey
  3. Seventh Son – Willie Dixon
  4. How Long
  5. Danville Dame
  6. Ain’t Gonna Do Without (Part I)
  7. Ain’t Gonna Do Without (Part II)
  8. House of the Rising Sun – traditional
  9. Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
  10. I Can’t Slow Down
  11. Hello Baby

In january 1966.

In January 1966, “Chess” label released “The Real Folk Blues”, the sixth Sonny Boy Williamson II album. It was recorded September 1957 – April 1964, in Chicago, and was produced by Marshall Chess.

Personnel:

  • Sonny Boy Williamson – vocals, harmonica
  • Buddy Guy, Robert Lockwood Jr., Eddie King, Matt Murphy, Luther Tucker – guitar
  • Otis Spann – piano
  • Lafayette Leake – piano, organ
  • Willie Dixon, Jack Meyers, Milton Rector – bass
  • Fred Below, Al Duncan, Odie Payne – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Sonny Boy Williamson except where noted

  1. One Way Out
  2. Too Young to Die
  3. Trust My Baby
  4. Checkin’ Up on My Baby
  5. Sad to Be Alone
  6. Got to Move
  7. Bring It On Home – Willie Dixon
  8. Down Child
  9. Peach Tree
  10. Dissatisfied
  11. That’s All I Want – Willie Dixon
  12. Too Old to Think

In December 1959.

In December 1959, “Prestige Bluesville” label released “Willie’s Blues” the debut is Willie Dixon album. It was recorded in December 1959, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Esmond Edwards.

Personnel:

  • Willie Dixon – vocals, double bass
  • Memphis Slim – piano
  • Gus Johnson – drums
  • Wally Richardson – guitar
  • Al Ashby – tenor saxophone
  • Harold Ashby – tenor saxophone
  • Esmond Edwards – supervisor
  • Dale Wright – liner notes[

Track listing:

  • All tracks by Willie Dixon, except where noted.
  • Nervous
  • Good Understanding
  • That’s My Baby
  • Slim’s Thing – Memphis Slim
  • That’s All I Want Baby
  • Don’t You Tell Nobody
  • Youth to You
  • Sittin’ and Cryin’ the Blues
  • Built for Comfort
  • I Got a Razor
  • Go Easy – Memphis Slim
  • Move Me

On December 8, 1981.

On December 8, 1981, Walter Horton aka Big Walter Horton or Walter “Shakey” Horton died aged 60. He was musician (harmonica), regarded as one of the best harmonica players in the blues history. Willie Dixon said about Horton “the best harmonica player I ever heard”, and Robert Palmer named him as “one of the three great harmonica soloists of modern blues”. In 1982, Horton was posthumously inducted into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Dunhill” label released “A Group Called Smith”, the debut Smith album. It was recorded in 1969 and was produced by Steve Barri and Joel Sill.

Personnel:

  • Gayle McCormick– lead vocals
  • Rich Cliburn – lead guitar
  • Alan Parker – guitar
  • Larry Moss – organ
  • Jerry Carter – bass
  • Robert Evans – drums
  • John Horrigan – drums

Track listing:

  1. Let’s Get Together – Chet Powers
  2. I Don’t Believe (I Believe) – Jeffrey Thomas
  3. Tell Him No – Rod Argent
  4. Who Do You Love – Bo Diddley
  5. Baby, It’s You – Burt Bacharach, Mack David, Luther Dixon
  6. Last Time – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  7. I Just Want to Make Love to You – Willie Dixon
  8. Mojalesky Ridge – Harvey Price, Joel Sill, Dan Walsh
  9. Let’s Spend the Night Together – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  10. I’ll Hold Out My Hand – Al Gorgoni, Chip Taylor