Antonio Carlos Jobim records his debut ‘American’ album : ‘The Composer of Desafinado Plays’ (1963)

Antonio Carlos Jobim's 'The Composer of Desafinado Plays' is his debut US album recorded May 9 and 10, 1963 and released the same year in 1963 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.The Girl From Ipanema (Vinicius De Moraes, Norman Gimbel / Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 02:42 . 2.Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved) (Vinicius De Moraes / Antonio Carlos Jobim) - 03:36 . 3.Agua De Beber (Vinicius De Moraes, Norman Gimbel /…

Walt Disney Records publish ‘Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin,’ his ninth solo album (2010)

'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin' is his ninth album (including two new songs completed from unfinished Gershwin fragments) released on August 17, 2010 by Walt Disney Records.1 . Rhapsody In Blue (2004) 2 . (@ The Sage, Gateshead, 2011) 3 . The Like In I Love You 4 . Summertime (Brussels, 2011) 5 . They Can't Take That Away From Me (Paradiso, Amsterdam) 6 . I'Ve Got Rhythm (2011, Soundcheck)…

This week In Soul Artists 32/52 [encore]

George Benson, Rick James, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, The Boston Pops, Morcheeba, Lisa Fischer, Dianne Reeves, Ledisi, Chaka Khan, Siedah Garrett, Usher, Wilson Pickett

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Live at Mister Kelly’s’ in Chicago with the Lou Levy Trio (1958)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Live at Mister Kelly's' is an album recorded on August 10, 1958 in Chicago and released in 2007 by Verve.1 . Cameo In "St. Louis Blues" (1958) 2 . I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (1958) 3 . Bewitched , Bothered & Bewildered (Nat King Cole Show1) Track listing : 1.Your Red Wagon (Gene de Paul, Richard M. Jones, Don Raye) - 02:59 . 2.Nice Work If You Can Get It (George…

Tab, Samantha et al rock Delaware (2016)

August 7, 2016 - Tab Benoit (g, voc), Samantha Fish (g), Selwyn Birchwood (g), Corey Duplechin (b), Terence Higgins (d) and Regi Oliver (s) share the stage at the Riverfront Blues Festival in Wilmington, DE

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 32/52

The Edge, Tom Morello, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish, Selwyn Birchwood, Luther Allison, B.B. King, Pat Metheny, Joe Walsh, Joe Bonamassa, Jack White, Billy Gibbons , Eric Johnson

Motown publish Michael Jackson’s second solo album : ‘Ben’ featuring ‘I Wanna Be Where You Are’ (1972)

Michael Jackson's 'Ben' is his second studio album recorded while he was still a member of The Jackson 5 and released on August 4, 1972 by Motown.1 . Shoo-be-doo-be-doo-da-day (w/ Jackson 5) 2 . Ben Track listing : 1.Ben (Walter Scharf, Don Black) - 02:44 . 2.Greatest Show on Earth (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) - 02:48 . 3.People Make the World Go 'Round (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) - 03:15 .…

As we wish Happy Birthday to James Hetfield, we celebrate ‘Metallica At Their Best’

As we wish, today, American singer and musician, James Hetfield a Happy 59th Birthday, the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Metallica Video Tracklist : 1 . Nothing Else Matters 2 . Enter Sandman 3 . The Unforgiven 4 . One 5 . Whiskey In The Jar 6 . Wherever I May Roam 7 . Hardwired 8 . Welcome home (Sanitarium) 9 . Sad But True 10 . Master Of Puppets 11 . Atlas, Rise! 12 . St.…

Virgin release Ben Harper’s second album : ‘Fight for Your Mind’ (1995)

Ben Harper's 'Fight for Your Mind' is his second (and last before adding the Innocent Criminals to his line-up) album released on August 1, 1995 by Virgin.1 . Ground On Down 2 . Ground On Down 3 . Another lonely day 4 . Please Me Like You Want To (w/ Jack Johnson) 5 . Gold to Me 6 . Burn One Down 7 . Excuse Me Mr 8 . Excuse Me Mr (Eurockéennes, 2008) 9 . Fight For Your Mind (Rockpalast, 1998) 10…

Ella Fitzgerald starts the recording of ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook’ (1960)

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook' is an album recorded between August 1, 1960 and January 14, 1961 with conductor Billy May and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Blues In The Night (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 07:14 . 2.Let'S Fall In Love (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 04:05 . 3.Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 05:17 . 4.Between The Devil And The Deep…

Gillian Welch releases ‘Time [The Revelator] ,’ her third album produced by co-author David Rawlings (2001)

Gillian Welch's Time is her third studio album produced by co-author David Rawlings and released on July 31, 2001 by Acony1 . Revelator (BBC Concert) 2 . Time (The Revelator) 3 . My First Lover (w/ David Rawlings, 8/3/2008, Newport Folk Festival) 4 . My First Lover (Mystic Theater, Petaluma, 5-31-11) 5 . My Dear Someone (w/ David Rawlings) 6 . Dear Someone (2/18/2017) 7 . Red Clay Halo (w/ David…

We remember Laurindo Almeida. ‘Brazilliant’

This day (July 26, 1995), in Van Nuys, California, died Laurindo Almeida, a Brazilian guitarist and composer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ The Modern Jazz Quartet - In the Heart to Loronix 2 . Voce E Eu 3 . Dear Heart 4 . Leverkusener Jazztage(1992) Tracklist : Girl From Ipanema Manha De Carnaval . Atabaque . Recado Bossa Nova . You Needed Me . Speak Low . Copacabana . Late Last Night . Desafinado .…

This week In Singing Ladies 30/52 [encore]

Alison Krauss, Katie Shore, Annie Ross, Samantha Fish, Stevie Nicks, Chaka Khan & Mary J Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Margo Timmins, Suzanne Vega, Lauren Mayberry, Beth Gibbons, Lisa Gerrard

Samantha Fish sings and plays in NYC (2017)

July 25, 2017 - Samantha Fish plus Chris Alexander (b), Kenny Tudrick (d), Mark Levron (tp), Travis Blotsky (s) and Phil Breen (kb) will perform at The Cutting Room in New-York City

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong record ‘Ella and Louis Again’ for Verve (1957)

'Ella and Louis Again' by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong is a studio (sequel to their 1956 'Ella and Louis') album recorded on July 23 & 31 and August 13, 1957 In 1957 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) - 05:01 . 2.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 03:59 . 3.They All Laughed (George…

Sonic Youth release their seventh album : ‘Dirty’ co-produced with Butch Vig (1992)

Sonic Youth's 'Dirty' is their seventh studio album co-produced with Butch Vig and released on July 21, 1992 by DGC. 1 . Theresa's Sound World (1992/11/20) 2 . Drunken Butterfly (2004/08/27) 3 . Shoot (Palace Theater, New Haven, CT, 10/22/1992) 4 . Sugar Kane 5 . Orange Rolls, Angel's Spit (1992/11/20) 6 . Youth Against Fascism 7 . Chapel Hill (Palace Theater, New Haven, CT, 10/22/1992) 8 . Purr…

Thelonious Monk records ‘Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington’ for Riverside (1955)

'Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington' is an album by Monk playing well-known songs by Ellington, recorded July 21 and 27, 1955 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Sophisticated lady (Berliner Jazztage 1969) 2 . Solitude (Berliner Jazztage 1969) 3 . Satin Doll (Berliner Jazztage 1969) 4 . Blues for Duke (Berliner Jazztage 1969) Track listing : . 1.It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't…

As we remember Chris Cornell on his Birthday, the day is perfect for a ‘Soundgarden at their bests’ post

As we remember, today, Christopher John Cornell better known as Chris Cornell on his 58th Birthday, the time is well chosen to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Soundgarden Video Tracklist : 1 . Black Hole Sun 2 . Fell On Black Days 3 . Spoonman 4 . Burden In My Hand 5 . Live to Rise 6 . Rusty Cage 7 . The Day I Tried To Live 8 . Blow Up The Outside World 9 . Outshined 10 . Pretty Noose 11 .…

Ella Fitzgerald records in studio ‘Whisper Not’ with the Marty Paich Orchestra (1966)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Whisper Not' is a studio album recorded on July 20, 1966 with the Marty Paich Orchestra and released in 1967 by Verve. 1 . Sweet Georgia Brown (w/ Duke Ellington) 2 . Old McDonald 3 . Lover Man Track listing : . 1.Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) - 03:30 . 2.Whisper Not (Benny Golson, Leonard Feather) - 02:59 . 3.I Said No (Frank Loesser, Jule…

Charles Mingus records ‘Tijuana Moods’ for RCA (1957)

Charles Mingus' 'Tijuana Moods' is an album recorded on July 18 and August 6, 1957 and released in 1962 By Rca.Track Listing : 1.Dizzy Moods (Charles Mingus) - 05:52 . 2.Ysabel'S Table Dance (Charles Mingus) - 10:28 . 3.Tijuana Gift Shop (Charles Mingus) - 03:48 . 4.Los Mariachis (The Street Musicians) (Charles Mingus) - 10:22 . 5.Flamingo (Ted Grouya) - 05:35 Chuck Stewart ALSO…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Montreux ’77’ with the Tommy Flanagan Trio at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1977)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Montreux '77' is a live album recorded on July 17, 1977 with the Tommy Flanagan Trio and released In 1977 by Pablo1 . My Man (Montreux Jazz Festival, 1977) 2 . You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 3 . I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues (Montreux Jazz Festival, 1977) Track Listing : 1.Too Close For Comfort (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss) - 03:27 . 2.I Ain'T Got…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella and Basie!’ her first studio album with Count Basie and his Orchestra arranged by Quincy Jones (1963)

'Ella and Basie!' is the first studio album (recorded on July 16–17, 1963) by Ella Fitzgerald with the Count Basie Orchestra playing arrangements by Quincy Jones and released in September 1963 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Honeysuckle Rose (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) - 02:42 . 2.'Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) - 02:40 . 3.Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts) - 03:20…

Sire publish Ministry(s fifth album : ‘ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ’ (1992)

Ministry's 'ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ' is their fifth studio album produced by members Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker and released on July 14, 1992 by Sire1 . Just One Fix (Official Video) 2 . Just One Fix (Sphinctour, 1996) 3 . Just One Fix 4 . Hero (Hamburg, 1996) 5 . Hero (Sphinctour) 6 . Jesus Built My Hotrod (Official Video) 7 . Jesus Built My Hotrod 8 . Scarecrow (Sphinctour) 9 . Psalm 69 (Sphinctour, 1996)…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘A Perfect Match’ with the Count Basie Orchestra at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1979)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'A Perfect Match' is a live album recorded on July 12, 1979 at the Montreux Jazz Festival, with the Count Basie Orchestra and released the same year by PabloTrack Listing : 1.Please Don'T Talk About Me When I'M Gone (Sidney Clare, Sam H. Stept) - 02:02 . 2.Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) - 03:07 . 3.Some Other Spring (Arthur Herzog Jr., Irene…

Feliz cumpleaños Oscar D Leon. ‘Oscar Del Mejor Sonero’

This day (July 11, 1943), in Caracas, Venezuela, is born Oscar D'León, a Venezuelan salsa musician.Tracklist : 1 . Guede Zaina (2018) 2 . Que Se Sienta (2017) 3 . Sonero (Yo Soy La Salsa) 4 . w/ Jorge Celedón - El Paran Pan Pan (2013) 5 . w/ Huáscar Barradas - Jonronero (2012) 6 . Ven Morena 7 . Lloraras 8 . w/ Johnny Pacheco - La Esencia Del Guaguanco 9 . Lluvia Con Nieve 10 . w/ Celia Cruz 11…

Ella Fitzgerald ends the recording of ‘Get Happy!’ with various studio orchestras (1959)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Get Happy!' is an album recorded from July 24, 1957 till July 11, 1959 with various studio Orchestras and released in 1959 By Verve.1 . Like Young (1959) 2 . Cool Breeze (1983) 3 . Goodie Goodie 4 . You Turned The Tables On Me (w/ Joe Pass, Hannover, 1975) Track Listing : 1.Somebody Loves Me (Buddy Desylva, George Gershwin, Ballard Macdonald) - 02:36 . 2.Cheerful Little Earful…

As we wish, today, Neil Tennant a Happy Birthday, the time has come to playlist the ‘BESTS’ of his group : Pet Shop Boys

As we wish, today, English musician and singer, Neil Tennant a Happy Birthday, the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Pet Shop Boys Video Tracklist : 1 . It's A Sin 2 . West End Girls 3 . Domino Dancing 4 . Go West 5 . Always On My Mind 6 . What Have I Done To Deserve This 7 . New York City Boy 8 . Suburbia 9 . Love etc. 10 . Heart 11 . Being Boring 12 . Love Comes Quickly 13 .…

We remember Ennio Morricone. ‘Arrivederci Maestro’

This day (July 6, 2020), in Roma, Italy, died Ennio Morriconean Italian conductor and composer of symphonies, choral pieces and music for more than 400 motion picturesTracklist : 1 . Giù la Testa ( Live In Venice 2007 ). 2 . Le Professionnel (2017) 3 . Documentary 4 . L'Ultima Diligenza per Red Rock (2016) 5 . The ecstacy of Gold (2014) 6 . Oscars 79Th (Parte 1) 7 . Mission (2013) 8 . Oscars 79Th…

We remember Joao Gilberto. ‘Hey João’

This day (July 6, 2019), in Rio de Janeiro died João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira a.ka. Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer and guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . Eu Vim da Bahia 2 . Não vou pra casa (2008) 3 . w/ Caetano Veloso - Garota De Ipanema (2000) 4 . Pra Que Discutir Com Madame (2000) 5 . w/ Antonio Carlos Jobim - Chega De Saudade 6 . Desafinado (1994) 7 . Carinhoso 8 . Louco (1983) 9 . Live…

EMI publish D’Angelo’s debut album : ‘Brown Sugar’ featuring ‘Lady’ (1995)

D'Angelo's 'Brown Sugar' is his debut album (that was going to spend 65 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart) released on July 3, 1995 by EMI.1 . Brown Sugar (Official Video) 2 . Jonz In My Bonz (Paris Zénith, 2012) 3 . Me And Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine (Official Video) 4 . Cruisin' (Official Video) 5 . Lady (Official Video) 6 . Lady (w/ Spanky, Saadiq, Ali Shaheed & ?uestlove) 7 . Higher…

Feliz Aniversário Gilberto Gil. ‘Gil Tónico’

This day (June 26, 1942), in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, is born Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira a.k.a Gilberto Gil, a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political commitment. Tracklist : 1 . Pai e Mãe (2019) 2 . Bastidores do álbum OK OK OK 3 . w/ Refavela40 - Música Refavela (2018) 4 . w/ Caetano Veloso - Toda Menina Baiana (2015) 5 . Meio de Campo…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book’ with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book' is a studio album recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on June 25 and October 17, 1957 and released the same year By Verve Records.1 . Côte d'Azur - I 2 . Côte d'Azur - II 3 . w/ Duke Ellington (1968) 4 . I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So 5 . sings In a Mellow Tone (w/ Oscar Peterson) 6 . It Don't Mean a thing (1974) 7 . Just a sittin…

Eliane Elias releases ‘Bossa Nova Stories,’ her nineteenth album featuring some famous bossa-nova standards (2008)

Eliane Elias' 'Bossa Nova Stories' is her nineteenth studio album released (in time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of bossa nova) on June 24, 2008 by Blue Note.1 . Chega de Saudade (Live) 2 . They cant take that away from me (Live) 3 . Desafinado (Heineken Concerts, 1996) 4 . Bossa Nova Stories (EPK) 5 . A RA (Marseille) Track Listing : 1.The Girl From Ipanema (Norman Gimbel) - 05:22 .…

Ed Sheeran releases his second album : ‘x’ featuring ‘Sing’, ‘Don’t’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ (2014)

Ed Sheeran's 'x' feat. 'Sing', 'Don't' & 'Thinking Out Loud' is his second studio album released on June 23, 2014 by Asylum / Atlantic Records.Track Listing : 1.One (Ed Sheeran) - 04:12 . 2.I'M A Mess (Ed Sheeran) - 04:04 . 3.Sing (Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams) - 03:55 . 4.Don'T (Ed Sheeran, Benjamin Levin) - 03:39 . 5.Nina (Ed Sheeran, Johnny Mcdaid) - 03:45 . 6.Photograph (Ed Sheeran,…

Epic release Jamiroquai’s sixth album : ‘Dynamite’ (2005)

Jamiroquai's 'Dynamite' is their sixth studio album produced by Mike Spencer & leader Jay Kay and released on June 20, 2005 by Epic.1 . Feels Just Like It Should (Official Video) 2 . Seven Days In Sunny June 3 . 7 Days In Sunny June (Electric Proms) 4 . Electric Mistress 5 . Starchild (London 2005) 6 . Talullah (Chile 2013) 7 . (Don't) Give Hate a Chance 8 . Hot Tequila Brown (Sao Paulo,…