4th & B’way Records publish Eric B. & Rakim’s debut album : ‘Paid In Full’ (1987)

Eric B. & Rakim's 'Paid in Full' is their debut album released on July 7, 1987 by 4th & B'way Records. 1 . I Ain't No Joke 2 . My Melody (Dirty Music Video) 3 . I Know You Got Soul (Soul Train, 1987) 4 . Move The Crowd 5 . Paid In Full 6 . As The Rhyme Goes On (Music Video) Track Listing : 1.I Ain'T No Joke (Eric B. & Rakim) - 03:54 . . 2.Eric B. Is On The Cut (Eric B. & Rakim) -…

As we wish, today, Eicca Toppinen a Happy Birthday, the time has come to playlist the ‘BESTS’ of his band : Apocalyptica

As we wish, today, Finnish cellist, Eino Matti Eicca Toppinen a Happy Birthday, the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Apocalyptica Video Tracklist : 1 . Not Strong Enough (w/ Brent Smith) 2 . One 3 . Fade to Black 4 . I Don't Care (w/ Adam Gontier) 5 . Bittersweet (w/ Lauri Ylönen & Ville Valo) 6 . Nothing Else Matters 7 . Broken Pieces (w/ Lacey) 8 . Hall of The Mountain…

Lana Del Rey releases her fifth album : ‘Lust for Life’ featuring The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Stevie Nicks, Sean Lennon & Playboi Carti (2017)

Lana Del Rey' s 'Lust for Life' is her fifth studio album featuring The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Stevie Nicks, Sean Lennon & Playboi Carti as guests and released on July 21, 2017 by Polydor Interscope.1 . Love 2 . Love (O2 Academy Brixton, 24.07.17 3 . Lust For Life (Official Video, w/ The Weeknd) 4 . Lust For Life (Radio 1's Big Weekend, 2017) 5 . 13 Beaches Live (Lollapalooza Brazil, 2018) 6 .…

Columbia publish Tyler, The Creator’s fourth album : ‘Flower Boy’ featuring Frank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy, Estelle, Jaden Smith among other guests (2017)

Tyler, The Creator's 'Flower Boy' is his fourth studio album featuring Frank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Anna of the North, Lil Wayne, Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy, Estelle, Jaden Smith and Rex Orange County as guests and released on July 21, 2017 by Columbia Records1 . See You Again (w/ Kali Uchis) 2 . NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert 3 . Foreword + Boredom (Atlanta, Ga 2/10/18) 4 . Who Dat Boy 5 . Boredom (Panorama…

World Circuit release Ali Farka Touré’s final solo album : ‘Savane’ (2006)

Ali Farka Touré's 'Savane' is his final solo (and the third and final part of the 'Hôtel Mandé Sessions') album, released on July 17, 2006 by World Circuit.1 . Savane Track Listing : 1.Erdi (Ali Farka Touré) - 04:42 . 2.Yer Bounda Fara (Ali Farka Touré) - 04:18 . 3.Beto (Ali Farka Touré) - 04:49 . 4.Savane (Ali Farka Touré) - 07:43 . 5.Soya (Ali Farka Touré) - 04:38 . 6.Penda Yoro (Ali Farka…

This week In Soul Artists 27/52

Maxwell, Marvin Gaye, Aaron Neville, D'Angelo, Barry White, Eric B. & Rakim, Bill Withers, Jimmy Cliff, Muddy Waters, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Michael Jackson

Akon releases his debut album : ‘Trouble’ featuring ‘Lonely’ (2004)

Akon's 'Trouble' feat. 'Lonely' is his debut album released on June 29, 2004 by UpFront / SRC / Universal.1 . Locked Up (Official Video, w/ Styles P) 2 . Locked Up (AOL Sessions) 3 . Trouble Nobody / Bananza (Official Video) 4 . Bananza (Belly Dancer) 5 . Ghetto (Official Video) 6 . Pot Of Gold (Official Video) 7 . Pot Of Gold 8 . Lonely (Official Video) 9 . Lonely (AOL Sessions) 10 . Journey (AOL…

Jay-Z releases his debut album : ‘ Reasonable Doubt’ featuring Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. (1996)

Jay-Z' 'Reasonable Doubt' is his debut studio album featuring Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. among others and released on June 25, 1996 by Roc-A-Fella / Priority1 . Can't Knock the Hustle (w/ Mary j. Blige) 2 . Can't Knock the Hustle (w/ Mary j. Blige, at David Letterman 04.04.2008) 3 . The Making of Reasonable Doubt: Brooklyns Finest 4 . Dead Presidents (Official Video) 5 . Dead…

Happy Birthday Marcus Miller. ‘Marcus Imperator’

This day (June 14, 1959), in Brooklyn, New York, is born Marcus Miller, an American bass player, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.Tracklist : 1 . Trip Trap & Bitches Brew (2020) 2 . Laid Black (2019) 3 . w/ Kinga Glyck - Blast (2018) 4 . w/ Tom Ibarra - Tutu (2016) 5 . Solo (2013) 6 . Tightrope (2012) 7 . Blast (2008) 8 . Jean Pierre (2008) 9 . Come Together (2007) 10 . Bruce Lee…

Columbia publish ‘Mariah Carey,’ her eponymous debut album featuring ‘Vision of Love’ (1990)

'Mariah Carey' feat. 'Vision of Love' is her eponymous debut studio album, released on June 12, 1990 by Columbia.1 . Vision Of Love 2 . Vision of Love (Madison Square Garden) 3 . Vision of Love (MTV Unplugged) 4 . There's Got to Be a Way (Official Video) 5 . I Don't Wanna Cry (Official Video) 6 . Someday (Official Video) 7 . Someday (Live) 8 . Love Takes Time (Live) 9 . Love Takes Time (#1 to…

XL Recordings publish Bobby Womack’s twenty-seventh and final album : ‘The Bravest Man in the Universe’ (2012)

Bobby Womack's 'The Bravest Man in the Universe' is his twenty-seventh and final studio album produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell and released in June 12, 2012 by XL Recordings1 . The Bravest Man In The Universe (w/ Damon Albarn) 2 . The bravest man in the Universe 3 . The Making Of The Bravest Man In The Universe 4 . Please Forgive My Heart (Glastonbury 2013) 5 . Please Forgive My Heart…

Bryan Ferry releases ‘Boys and Girls,’ his sixth solo album featuring ‘Slave To Love’ (1985)

Bryan Ferry's 'Boys and Girls' feat. 'Slave To Love' is his sixth (and most successful) solo album released on June 3, 1985 by Eg Records.1 . Slave To Love 2 . Slave To Love (Gorbachev 80's Birthday Royal Albert Hall London) 3 . Don't Stop the Dance (2007-02-10, London) 4 . Windswept 5 . Boys And Girls Track Listing : 1.Sensation (Bryan Ferry) - 05:07 . 2.Slave To Love (Bryan Ferry) - 04:26 .…

Sting releases his first solo album : ‘The Dream of the Blue Turtles’ featuring ‘If You Love Somebody Set Them Free and ‘Russians’ (1985)

Sting's 'The Dream of the Blue Turtles' is his first solo album released on June 1, 1985 by A&M, excatly two years after the final Police album. 1 . If You Love Somebody Set Them Free (Official Music Video) 2 . If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 3 . Love Is The Seventh Wave (Official Music Video) 4 . Love is the 7th Wave / Mother & Child Reunion (w/ Paul Simon, Feb 8 2014) 5 . Russians…

Warner Bros. publish Miles Davis’ ‘Amandla,’ his third (and final) collaboration with Marcus Miller (1989)

Miles Davis' 'Amandla' is his third (and final) collaboration with Marcus Miller, released on May 18, 1989 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Catémbe (Marcus Miller) - 05:35 . 2.Cobra (George Duke) – 5:15 . 3.Big Time (Marcus Miller) - 05:40 . 4.Hannibal (Marcus Miller) - 05:49 . 5.Jo-Jo (Marcus Miller) - 04:51 . 6.Amandla (Marcus Miller) - 05:20 . 7.Jilli (John Bigham) – 5:05 . 8.Mr. Pastorius…

Daft Punk release ‘Random Access Memories,’ their fourth album featuring ‘Get Lucky’ (2013)

Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' incl. 'Get Lucky' is their fourth studio album released on May 17, 2013 by Daft Life.Track Listing : 1.Give Life Back To Music (Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, Paul Jackson, Jr., Nile Rodgers) - 04:34 . 2.The Game Of Love (Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo) - 05:21 . 3.Giorgio By Moroder (Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo,…

We Remember Hank Jones. ‘So Long Mr. Jones’

This day (May 16, 2010), in Manhattan, New York, died Hank Jones, an American jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight (2010) . Nica’S Dream (2008) . w/ Joe Lovano – Monk’S Mood (2006) . Recordame (1993) . w/ John Lewis - All The Things You Are . w/ Lester Young Septet, Ella Fitzgerald – Blues For Greasy (1950) . Hank Jones Trio (1950) . Tracklist : ‘Round Midnight . Blue Monk…

Dire Straits release their fifth album : ‘Brothers in Arms’ including ‘Money for Nothing’ (1985)

Dire Straits' 'Brothers in Arms' feat. 'Money for Nothing' is their fifth studio album released on May 13, 1985 by Vertigo Records.Track Listing : 1.So Far Away (Mark Knopfler) - 05:12 . 2.Money For Nothing(Mark Knopfler, Sting) - 08:26 . 3.Walk Of Life (Mark Knopfler) - 04:12 . 4.Your Latest Trick (Mark Knopfler) - 06:33 . 5.Why Worry (Mark Knopfler) - 08:31 . 6.Ride Across The River (Mark…

Columbia publish Nas debut album : ‘Illmatic’ (1994)

Nas 'Illmatic' is his debut studio album released on April 19, 1994 by Columbia RecordsTrack Listing : 1.The Genesis (Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, F. Braithwaite) - 01:45 . . 2.N.Y. State Of Mind (Nasir Jones, C.F. Martin) - 04:53 . . 3.Life'S A Bitch (Nasir Jones, A. Cruz, Olu Dara, Ronnie Wilson, Oliver Scott) - 03:30 . . 4.The World Is Yours (Nasir Jones, Pete Rock) - 04:50 . . 5.Halftime…

Chic record ‘Live at the Budokan’ featuring the very last performance by Bernard Edwards (1996)

Chic's 'Live at the Budokan' is a live album (featuring the very last performance by Bernard Edwards who died the following day) recorded on April 17, 1996 and released on February 23, 1999 By Sumthing Else.Track Listing : 1.Le Freak (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) - 05:14 . 2.Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) (Bernard Edwards, Kenny Lehman, Nile Rodgers) - 07:35 . 3.I Want Your Love…

David Bowie releases ‘Let’s Dance’ co-produced with Nile Rodgers and featuring ‘China Girl’ (1983)

David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' is his fifteenth studio album (featuring "Let's Dance" "Modern Love" and "China Girl"), co-produced with Nile Rodgers and released on April 14, 1983 by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Modern Love (David Bowie) - 04:46 . 2.China Girl (David Bowie, Iggy Pop) - 05:32 . 3.Let'S Dance (David Bowie) - 07:37 . 4.Without You (David Bowie) - 03:08 . 5.Ricochet (David Bowie) - 05:14 .…

This week In Jazz Legends 15/52

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, George Shearing, Joey Defrancesco, Bobby Hutcherson, Jean Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Eddie Louiss, Daniel Humair, Kenny Garrett, Candy Dulfer, Charles Lloyd, Bernard Purdie, George Freeman, Steve Gadd, John Zorn, Peter Brötzmann, Brad Mehldau

Happy Birthday Hiromi Uehara. ‘Super Hiromi’

This day (March 26, 1979), in Hamamatsu, Japan, is born Hiromi Uehara, a Japanese jazz composer and pianist.Digest Tracklist : Kaleidoscope (2020) . Seeker (2018) . w/ Edmar Castaneda – Fire (2017) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips – @ Nave de Vero in Jazz (2016) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips – Desire (2015) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Steve Smith – Labyrinth (2013) . Teatro…

Miles Davis records ‘Tutu’ in tribute to Desmond Tutu (1986)

Miles Davis' 'Tutu' is an album (in tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu) recorded on March 25, 1986 and released in December 1986 By Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Tutu (Marcus Miller) - 05:15 . 2.Tomaas (Miles Davis, Marcus Miller) - 05:38 . 3.Portia (Marcus Miller) - 06:18 . 4.Splatch (Marcus Miller) - 04:46 . 5.Backyard Ritual(George Duke) -4:49 . 6.Perfect Way (David Gamson, Green…

Happy Birthday Chaka Khan. ‘Ain’t Nobody Like Chaka’

This day (March 23, 1953), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Yvette Marie Stevens a.k.a. Chaka Khan, an American singer.Tracklist : Like Sugar (2019) . A'nt Nobody (Jools Holland 2016/2017) . Live Medley (Tokyo 2014) . Ain't nobody (2012) . Edisons (2010) . w/ Stevie Wonder - Tell me Something Good 2003 . Im Every Woman (2002) . hrough The Fire (1995) . w/ Fourplay - Between The Sheets . w/ Bb King,…

2Pac’s ‘Me Against the World’ is his third album on Interscope (1995)

2Pac's 'Me Against the World' is his third studio album recorded in 1994 and released on March 14, 1995 by Interscope. Track Listing : 1.Intro (2Pac) - 00:00 . 2.If I Die 2Nite (2Pac, Easy Mo Bee) - 04:02 . . 3.Me Against The World (2Pac, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Leon Ware) - 04:38 . . 4.So Many Tears (2Pac, E. Baker, Eric Baker, Greg Jacobs, Stevie Wonder) -…

Island publish Chaka Khan’s twelfth album ‘Hello Happiness’ featuring ‘Like Sugar’ (2019)

Chaka Khan's 'Hello Happiness' is her twelfth album (her first in 12 years) produced by Dave ‘Switch’ Taylor & Sarah Ruba and released on February 15, 2019 by Island(Source Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness | Official Site)The Guardian Its sound is based on an intricate knowledge of her back catalogue – the vivid funk she recorded with Rufus 40 years ago The Arts Desk it is the soundtrack to the…

‘Music For The Dancers’ N°115 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

Kool . The Gang, Adeva, Eric B.& Rakim, The Whispers, Mick Jagger, Mandy Smith, Altered Images, Yarbrough and Peoples, Billy Ocean, Afrika Bambaataa . UB40, Phil Collins, That Petrol EmotionThey are the performers of the twelve vintage dance tunes that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (07/52) BUT ... in the EIghties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

Happy Birthday Sadao Watanabe. ‘Tanjoubi Omedetou, Mister’

This day (February 1, 1933), in Utsunomiya, Japan, is born Sadao Watanabe,a Japanese jazz alto & sopranino saxophonist and flutist.Tracklist : Chega De Saudade (2017) . Kaze no yukue(Where the wind goes) / Share the world . w/ Kids - Kuroi Hitomi(Black Eyes) . w/ Gordon Goodwin - Get In Line . w/ Don Grusin & La All Stars - The Chaser . Chega De Saudade (2001) . Orange Express (1986) .…

Archie Shepp begins the recording of ‘Attica Blues,’ an album for Impulse! (1972)

Archie Shepp's 'Attica Blues' is an album (in direct reference to the Attica Prison riots) recorded on January 24–26, 1972 at A&R Recording, NYC and released the same year by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) - 04:49 . 2.Invocation: Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) - 00:18 . 3.Steam, Part 1 (Archie Shepp) - 5:08 . 4.Invocation To Mr. Parker…

Sun Ra records ‘Horizon’ with his Astro-Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra (1971)

'Horizon' by Sun Ra and his Astro-Intergalactic-Infinity Arkestra is an album recorded on December 17, 1971 and documenting their first visit to Egypt.Track Listing : 1.Theme Of The Star Gazers (Sun Ra) - 01:21 . 2.Discipline #2 (Sun Ra) - 05:28 . 3.The Shadow World (Sun Ra) - 16:42 . 4.Enlightenment (Sun Ra) - 02:36 . 5.Love In Outer Space (Sun Ra) - 07:12 . 6.Third Planet (Sun Ra) - 06:44 .…

Happy Birthday Robben Ford. ‘Model Blue’

This day (December 16, 1951), in Woodlake, California, is born Robben Ford , an American blues, jazz and rock guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Ciprian Leu (2020) . What I Haven’t Done (2019) . at GuitarTown (2018) . Good Times (2017) . High Heels And Throwing Things (2016) . w/ hr-Bigband – Different People (2015) . 12 Bar Blues Improvisation (2014) . w/ Omar Hakim, Joey DeFrancesco & Rick Margitza –…

Tommy Boy publish Queen Latifah’s debut album : ‘All Hail The Queen’ featuring ‘Ladies First’ (1989)

Queen Latifah's 'All Hail the Queen' is her debut album featuring 'Ladies First' and released on November 28, 1989 by Tommy BoyTrack Listing : 1.Dance For Me (Mark James, Dana Elaine Owens, Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart) - 03:41 . 2.Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children (Dana Elaine Owens) - 04:25 . 3.Come Into My House (Dana Elaine Owens) - 04:14 . 4.Latifah'S Law (Dana Elaine Owens, Little Louie…

Weather Report record ‘Live and Unreleased’ (1975)

Weather Report's 'Live and Unreleased' is their third official live album recorded in November 1975, 1977 & 1978,Track Listing : 1.Freezing Fire (Wayne Shorter) - 08:14 . 2.Plaza Real (Wayne Shorter) - 07:04 . 3.Fast City (Josef Zawinul) - 06:49 . 4.Portrait Of Tracy (Jaco Pastoriusl) - 05:57 . 5.Elegant People (Wayne Shorter) - 04:28 . 6.Cucumber Slumber (Alphonso Johnson, Josef Zawinul) -…

Warner Bros. publish Chaka Khan’s seventh album : ‘CK’ (1988)

Chaka Khan's 'CK' is her seventh (the first without Arif Mardin) studio album released on November 22, 1988 by Warner Bros. Records.Track Listing : 1.Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'M Yours) (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright, Lula Mae Hardaway, Lee Garrett) - 04:45 . 2.Soul Talkin' (Brenda Russell) - 04:15 . 3.It'S My Party (Womack & Womack) - 05:11 . 4.Eternity (Prince) - 04:03 . 5.Sticky Wicked…

‘Music For The Dancers’ N°282 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

Kool . The Gang, Janet Jackson, Information Society, David Bowie, Ottawan, Daryl Hall . John Oates, Kym Mazelle, Eurythmics, Kim Wilde, Tears For Fears, Huey Lewis And The News, Eric B. . RakimThey are the performers of the twelve vintage dance tunes that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (47/52) BUT ... in the EIghties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

Akon releases his second album : ‘Konvicted’ featuring ‘Smack That,’ ‘I Wanna Love You’ and ‘Don’t Matter’ (2006)

Akon's 'Konvicted' is his second studio album featuring Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Styles P and T-Pain as guests and released on November 14, 2006 by Universal.Track Listing : 1.Shake Down (Akon, Giorgio Tuinfort) - 03:52 . 2.Blown Away (Akon, Giorgio Tuinfort, David "Styles P" Styles) - 03:29 . 3.Smack That (Akon, Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto, Mike Strange) - 03:33 . 4.I Wanna Love You (Akon, Cordozar…

‘Music For The Dancers’ N°273 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

Gloria Estefan, Eric B. . Rakim, The Real Roxanne, Shalamar, Matt Bianco, Wally Badarou, Jellybean, Geraldine Hunt, Kaoma, DJ Jazzy Jeff . The Fresh Prince, Kylie Minogue, The Style CouncilThey are the performers of the twelve vintage dance tunes that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (45/52) BUT ... in the EIghties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…