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On August 5, 2022.

On August 5, 2022, Michael Anthony Lang died aged 80. He was musician (piano, keyboards, organ, synthesizer) and composer, recorded more than 2500 film scores, and worked with some of the biggest names of modern music such as Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, Vince Gill, Milt Jackson, Lee Konitz, Diana Krall, Arturo Sandoval, Josh Groban, Frank Zappa, Lee Ritenour, Oliver Nelson, Bud Shank, Kenny Rogers, Barbra Streisand, Solomon Burke, Tom Waits, Peggy Lee, Vanessa Williams, Jose Feliciano, Bette Midler, Russell Watson, Michael Bolton, Don Ellis, Robbie Williams, Paul Anka, Sarah Vaughan, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Natalie Cole, Dusty Springfield, Melissa Manchester, Neil Diamond, Shelly Manne and Stan Kenton.  

On May 23, 1966.

On May 23, 1966, “Tamla” label released “Moods of Marvin Gaye”, the seventh Marvin Gaye studio album. It was recorded 1965 – 1966, at “Hitsville” in Detroit, US, and was produced by Smokey Robinson, Brian Holland, Clarence Paul and Lamont Dozier.

Personnel:

  • Marvin Gaye – lead vocals
  • Marv Tarplin – guitar
  • The Funk Brothers – instrumentation
  • The Andantes – backing vocals
  • The Miracles – backing vocals
  • The Spinners – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. I’ll Be Doggone – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarpin
  2. Little Darling (I Need You) – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  3. Take This Heart of Mine – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin
  4. Hey Diddle Diddle – Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fugua, Marvin Gaye
  5. One More Heartache – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Tarplin, Ronald White
  6. Ain’t That Peculiar – Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Tarplin
  7. Night Life – Walt Breeland, Paul Buskrik, Willie Nelson
  8. You’ve Been a Long Time Coming – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  9. Your Unchanging Love – Holland – Dozier – Holland
  10. You’re the One for Me – Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder
  11. I Worry ‘Bout You – Norman Mapp
  12. One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer

In January 1970.

In January 1970, “Vanguard” label released “One Day at a Time”, the 13th Joan Baez album. It was recorded in October 1969, at “Bradleys’ Barn” in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and was produced by Maynard Solomon.

Personnel:

  • Joan Baez – vocals, guitar
  • Jeffrey Shurtleff – vocal
  • Hargus “Pig” Robbins – piano
  • Pete Drake – pedal steel guitar
  • Tommy Jackson – fiddle
  • Jerry Shook – guitar
  • Jerry Reed – guitar
  • Harold Bradley – guitar
  • Harold Rugg – steel guitar, dobro
  • Grady Martin – guitar, dobro, sitar
  • Roy Huskey, Jr. – bass guitar

Track listing:

  1. Sweet Sir Galahad – Joan Baez
  2. No Expectations – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  3. Long Black Veil – Marijohn Wilkin, Danny Dill
  4. Ghetto – Homer Banks, Bonnie Bramlett, Bettye Crutcher
  5. Carry It On – Pete Seeger, Gil Turner
  6. Take Me Back to the Sweet Sunny South – traditional
  7. Seven Bridges Road – Steve Young
  8. Jolie Blonde – traditional
  9. Joe Hill – Alfred Hayes, Earl Robinson
  10. A Song for David – Joan Baez
  11. (I Live) One Day at a Time – Willie Nelson

On August 13, 2021.

On August 13, 2021, Nanci Caroline Griffith died aged 68. She was musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, toured and recorded with The Crickets, John Prine, Iris DeMent, Suzy Bogguss, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, John Prine, Don McLean, Jimmy Buffett, Dolores Keane, Willie Nelson, Adam Duritz, The Chieftains, John Stewart, Darius Rucker and Buddy Holly’s band. In 1994, Griffith won “Grammy Award” for “Best Contemporary Folk Album”, in 1995, she was awarded the “Kate Wolf Memorial Award” by the “World Folk Music Association”, and in 2008, the “Americana Music Association” awarded her its “Americana Trailblazer Award”. Griffith released 18th studio and 2 live albums.

On July 3, 2020.

On July 3, 2020, “Legacy Recordings” label released “First Rose of Spring”, the seventieth Willie Nelson studio album. It was recorded in 2019 at “The Tracking Room”, UMG Studios”, “Blackbird Studios” and “The Tone Dock” Nashville, “Pedernales Studios” in Austin, and was produced by Buddy Cannon.

Personnel:

  • Willie Nelson – Trigger, vocals
  • Buddy Cannon – acoustic guitar, background vocals
  • Bobby Terry – acoustic and electric guitar, steel guitar
  • Mike Johnson – steel guitar
  • Catherine Marx – piano, B3 organ, Wurlitzer, Rhodes
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • Kevin “Swine” Grantt – upright bass
  • Larry Paxton – upright bass
  • Chad Cromwell – drums
  • Lonnie Wilson – drums
  • Sari Reist – strings
  • Kristin Wilkinson – strings
  • David Davidson – strings
  • Connie Ellisor – strings
  • Alicia Enstrom – strings
  • Anthony La Marchina – strings
  • Dave Angell – strings
  • Monisa Angell – strings
  • Jerry Bifano – strings
  • Karen Winkelmann – strings
  • Kristin Wilkinson – string arrangements
  • Melodie Cannon – background vocals
  • Ward Davis – background vocals
  • Tony Castle – recording, mixing
  • Steve Chadie – recording
  • Andrew Mendelson – mastering
  • Luke Armentrout – mastering assistant
  • Kevin Boettger – assistant engineer
  • Michelle Freetley – assistant engineer
  • Matt Leigh – assistant engineer
  • Steve Mazur – assistant engineer
  • Nick Molino – assistant engineer
  • Bryce Roberts – assistant engineer
  • Bobby Terry – additional engineer
  • Bobbi Giel – mastering assistant
  • Andrew Darby – mastering assistant
  • Shannon Finnegan – production coordinator
  • Steven Lamb – copyist
  • Micah Nelson – artwork
  • Alexandra Dascalu Nelson – back cover photo

Track listing:

  1. First Rose of Spring – Randy Houser, Allen Shamblin, Mark Beeson
  2. Blue Star – Willie Nelson, Buddy Cannon
  3. I’ll Break Out Again – Sanger D. Shafer, A. L. “Doodle” Owens
  4. Don’t let the Old Man In – Toby Keith
  5. Just Burnin’ Around – Pete Graves
  6. Our Song – Chris Stapleton
  7. We Are the Cowboys – Billy Joe Shaver
  8. Stealing Home – Maria Cannon-Goodman, Casey Beathard, Don Sampson
  9. I’m the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised – Wayne Kemp, Bobby Borchers, Mack Vickery
  10. Love Just Laughed – Willie Nelson, Buddy Cannon
  11. Yesterday When I Was Young – Charles Aznavour, Herbert Kretzmer

On January 31, 2019.

On January 31, 2019, Harold Ray Bradley died aged 93. He was musician (guitar) and music producer, part of the Nashville A-Team of session players. He recorded and performed with numerous musicians including Ernest Tubb, Red Foley, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Bill Chinnock, The Everly Brothers, Slim Whitman, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson. Bradley is regarded as one of the most recorded guitarists in the history of music. As leader he released five albums.

On January 11, 2017.

On January 11, 2017, Thomas Douglas Allsup died aged 85. He was musician (guitar) and music producer, working in western swing, rock and roll, and rockabilly genres. He recorded, performed and produced with Buddy Holly, Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “the Big Bopper “Richardson, The Ventures, Ronnie Smith, Willie Nelson, Zager & Evans, Waylon Jennings, and Roy Orbison.

On December 16, 1997.

On December 16, 1997, Nicolette Larson died aged 45. She was songwriter and singer, recorded and performed with The Doobie Brothers, Marcia Ball, Rodney Crowell, Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson, Commander Cody, Steve Wariner, Jimmy Buffett, The Beach Boys, but was best known for his work with Neil Young. As a leader she released 13 albums.

On November 4, 1997.

On November 4, 1997, “MCA” label released “Deuces Wild”, the thirty fifth B.B. King studio album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by John Porter and Chris Lord-Alge.

Personnel:

  • B.B. King – vocals, guitar
  • Keith Richards – guitar
  • Eric Clapton – guitar
  • Ronnie Wood – guitar
  • David Gilmour – guitar
  • Bonnie Raitt – guitar
  • Michael Landau – guitar
  • Marty Stuart – guitar
  • Hugh McCracken – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Neil Hubbard – guitar
  • Chris Stainton – piano, keyboards
  • C. J. Vanston – Hammond B3 organ
  • Paul Carrack – Hammond B3 organ, keyboards
  • Bill Payne – keyboards
  • D’Angelo – keyboards
  • Leon Pendarvis – organ
  • Jon Cleary – piano
  • Jools Holland – piano
  • Tommy Eyre – piano, Wurlitzer
  • Darryl Jones – bass guitar
  • Pino Palladino – bass guitar
  • Reggie McBride – bass guitar
  • James “Hutch” Hutchinson – bass guitar
  • Mick Jagger – vocals, harmonica
  • Mickey Raphael – harmonica
  • Tony Braunagel – drums
  • Charlie Watts – drums
  • Steve Jordan – drums
  • Kenny Aronoff – drums
  • Andy Newmark – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Jamil Sharif – trumpet
  • Brian Murray – trumpet
  • Darrell Leonard – trumpet
  • Joe Sublett – tenor saxophone
  • Carl Blouin – tenor saxophone
  • Greg Smith – baritone saxophone
  • Daniel P. Kelley – French horn
  • Yvonne S. Moriarty – French horn
  • Andrea Byers – violin
  • Sid Page – violin
  • Armen Garabedian – violin
  • Berj Garabedian – violin
  • Norman Hughes – violin
  • Tamara Hatwan – violin
  • Bruce Dukov – violin, viola
  • Larry Colbert – cello
  • Martin Tillman – cello
  • Miles Tackett – cello
  • Dane Little – cello
  • Marston Smith – cello
  • Kenneth Yerke – viola
  • Robert Becker – viola
  • Paul Waller – programming
  • Simon Climie – programming
  • Harry Bowens – background vocals
  • Terence Forsythe – background vocals
  • Vincent Bonham – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. If You Love Me – with Van Morrison
  2. The Thrill Is Gone – with Tracy Chapman
  3. Rock Me Baby – with Eric Clapton
  4. Please Send Me Someone to Love – with Mick Hucknall
  5. Baby I Love You – with Bonnie Raitt
  6. Ain’t Nobody Home – with D’Angelo
  7. Pauly’s Birthday Boogie – with Jools Holland
  8. Confessin’ the Blues – with Marty Stuart
  9. Hummingbird – with Dionne Warwick
  10. Let the Good Times Roll – with Zucchero
  11. Keep It Coming – with Heavy D
  12. Cryin’ Won’t Help You Babe – with David Gilmour and Paul Carrack
  13. Night Life – with Willie Nelson

On August 21, 2008.

On August 21, 2008, Murrey Mizell “Buddy” Harman, Jr. died aged 79. He was a musician (drums), as the first house drummer for “The Grand Ole Opry” can be heard on over 18,000 recordings. He recorded for artists such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Martha Carson, Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Connie Francis, Chet Atkins, Marty Robbins, Ray Price, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Eddy Arnold, Perry Como, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, and Gillian Welch.