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On August 15, 2008.

On August 15, 2008, Gerald “Jerry” Wexler died aged 91. He was music journalist and producer, one of the main music industry personalities in the period from the 50s through the 80s. He played significant role in signing and producing many of most famous music acts of that period, including Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers, Chris Connor, Wilson Pickett, Dire Straits and Dusty Springfield. Wexler coined the term “Rhythm and Blues” while writing for “Billboard” magazine in the late 1940s. In 1987, Wexler was inducted to the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2017 to the “National Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame”.

On June 14, 2000.

On June 14, 2000, Paul Griffin died aged 62. He was musician (piano, keyboards), performed and recorded with hundreds of musicians including: King Curtis, Bob Dylan, Steely Dan, Don McLean, the Isley Brothers, Van Morrison, the Shirelles, Dionne Warwick. Dion DiMucci, George Benson, Tom Rush, Wilson Pickett, Michael Franks, John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary, David Clayton-Thomas, Gloria Loring, Melba Moore, LaVern Baker, Janis Siegel, Solomon Burke, Jackie Lomax, Marlena Shaw, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Don Mclean, Carly Simon, Juddy Collins, Cheryl Lynn, Gloria Gaynor, Stephanie Mills, Donald Fagen,  Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Garland Jeffreys, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt and Laura Nyro.

On October 29, 1971.

On October 29, 1971, Howard Duane Allman died aged 24. He was singer, musician (guitar, slide guitar, dobro), recorded and performed with The Hour Glass, Allman Joys, Derek and the Dominos, Wilson Pickett, Johnny Jenkins, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Mann, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, and Eric Clapton, but was best known as founder, guitarist, and leader of The Allman Brothers Band.

In August 1966.

In August 1966, “Atlantic” label released “The Exciting Wilson Pickett”, the third Wilson Pickett album. It was recorded May 1965 – May 1966, in Memphis, Tennessee, and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and was produced by Jerry Wexler, Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart, Rick Hall, and Tom Dowd.

Personnel:

  • Wilson Pickett– vocals
  • Tommy Cogbill, Donald Dunn– bass guitar
  • Steve Cropper, Jimmy Johnson, Chips Moman– guitar
  • Joe Hall, Isaac Hayes, Spooner Oldham– keyboards, piano
  • Roger Hawkins, Al Jackson Jr.– drums
  • Wayne Jackson, Gene “Bowlegs” Miller– trumpet
  • Charles “Packy” Axton, Andrew Love, Charles Chalmers– tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Cropper – supervisor
  • Tom Dowd– engineer, supervisor
  • Rick Hall – engineer, supervisor
  • Jim Stewart– engineer, supervisor
  • Haig Adishian – cover design
  • Bob Rolontz– liner notes
  • Scott Galloway – liner notes
  • Nick Samardge – photography
  • Jerry Wexler– supervisor

Track listing:

  1. Land of 1000 Dances – Chris Kenner
  2. Something You Got – Chris Kenner
  3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd
  4. Barefootin’ – Robert Parker
  5. Mercy Mercy – Don Covay, Ronald Dean Miller
  6. You’re So Fine – Lance Finney, Willie Schofield, Bob West
  7. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  8. Ninety-nine and a Half (Won’t Do) – Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett
  9. Danger Zone – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  10. I’m Drifting – Homer Banks, Pickett, David Porter
  11. It’s All Over – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  12. She’s So Good to Me – Bobby Womack

On July 19, 2001.

On July 19, 2001, Judy Clay died aged 62. She was a singer (soul, gospel),  member of Drinkard Singers, who later became better known as The Sweet Inspirations, and teamed with singer-songwriter Billy Vera. As a background vocalist, she worked with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Donny Hathaway, and Wilson Pickett.

On June 25, 2006.

On June 25, 2006, Arif Mardin died aged 74. He was music arranger and producer, worked at Atlantic Records for over 30 years, before moving to EMI. Mardin worked with many famous artists including Aretha Franklin, Queen, Anita Baker, Dionne Warwick, Bette Midler, Roberta Flack, Wilson Pickett, Average White Band, The Bee Gees, Chaka Khan, Laura Nyro, Hall & Oates, Phil Collins, Barbra Streisand and Norah Jones.  Mardin won eleven “Grammy Awards”.

In November 1966.

In November 1966, “Stax” label released “And Now!”, the third Booker T. & the M.G.’s studio album. It was recorded in 1966, at “Stax Recording Studio” in  Memphis, and was produced by Jim Stewart.

Personnel:

  • Steve Cropper– guitar, “strum”, bass
  • Booker T. Jones– organ, guitar, piano, “plunk”
  • Donald “Duck” Dunn– electric bass, “thump”, claves
  • Al Jackson, Jr. – drums, “boom”
  • Ronnie Stoots – cover design

Track listing:

  1. My Sweet Potato – Steve Cropper, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, Jr.
  2. Jericho – traditional
  3. No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach’s In) – Granville Burland
  4. One Mint Julep – Rudy Toombs
  5. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
  6. Summertime – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward
  7. Working in the Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey, Allen Toussaint
  8. Don’t Mess up a Good Thing – Oliver Sain
  9. Think – Lowman Pauling
  10. Taboo – Bob Russell, Margarita Lecuona
  11. Soul Jam – Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson
  12. Sentimental Journey – Les Brown, Bud Green, Ben Homer

In July 1967.

In July 1967, “Atlantic” label released “The Sound of Wilson Pickett”, the sixth Wilson Pickett album. It was recorded in 1967 at “Fame Studios” in Alabama, and was produced by Rick Hall, Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Wilson Pickett – vocals
  • Tommy Cogbill- bass
  • Chips Moman- guitar
  • Junior Lake – bass
  • Roger Hawkins- drums
  • Spooner Oldham- piano. organ
  • Wayne Jackson- trumpet
  • Gene Miller – trumpet
  • Andrew Love- tenor saxophone
  • Charles Chalmers – tenor saxophone
  • Floyd Newman- baritone saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Soul Dance Number Three – Wilson Pickett, Jerry Wexler
  2. Funky Broadway – Arlester “Dyke” Christian
  3. I Need a Lot of Loving Every Day – Dan Penn, Lindon Oldham
  4. I Found A Love, Part I – Wilson Pickett, Willie Schofield, Robert West
  5. I Found A Love, Part II – Wilson Pickett, Willie Schofield, Robert West
  6. You Can’t Stand Alone – Rudy Clark
  7. Mojo Mamma – Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler
  8. I Found The One – Bobby Womack
  9. Something Within Me – Bobby Womack
  10. I’m Sorry About That – Bobby Womack
  11. Love Is a Beautiful Thing – Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati

 

On November 18, 1977.

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On November 18, 1977, “Polydor” label released “This Is the Modern World”, the second Jam studio album. It was recorded in 1977, and was produced by Chris Parry and Vic Smith. The front cover photography was by Gered Mankowitz.

Personnel:

  1. Paul Weller – guitar, keyboards, vocals
  2. Bruce Foxton – bass, vocals
  3. Rick Buckler – drums
  4. Bill Airey Smith – art direction, design, original sleeve design

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Weller, except where noted.

  1. The Modern World
  2. London Traffic – Bruce Foxton
  3. Standards
  4. Life from a Window
  5. The Combine
  6. Don’t Tell Them You’re Sane – Bruce Foxton
  7. In the Street Today – Paul Weller, Dave Waller
  8. London Girl
  9. I Need You (For Someone)
  10. Here Comes the Weekend
  11. Tonight at Noon
  12. In the Midnight Hour – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett

On August 14, 1964.

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On August 14, 1964, “Decca” label released “Five by Five”, the second Rolling Stones EP. It was recorded June 11, 1964, at “Chess Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham.

Personnel:

  • Mick Jagger– lead vocals, tambourine
  • Brian Jones– guitar, backing vocals,harmonica, organ
  • Keith Richards– guitar, backing vocals
  • Charlie Watts– drums
  • Bill Wyman– bass guitar
  • Ian Stewart– organ, piano

Track listing:

  1. If You Need Me – Wilson Pickett, Robert Bateman
  2. Empty Heart – Nanker Phelge
  3. 2120 South Michigan Avenue – Nanker Phelge
  4. Confessin’ the Blues – Jay McShann, Walter Brown
  5. Around and Around – Chuck Berry