We remember Allen Toussaint. ‘Oh When Toussaint…’

This day (November 10, 2015), in Madrid, Spain, died Allen Toussaint, an American musician, composer, record producer and influential figure in New Orleans Tracklist : 1 . Medley (2011) 2 . It’S Raining (2011) 3 . Southern Nights 4 . w/ Etta James, Dr. John – Something’S Got A Hold On Me 5 . w/ Elvis Costello – Yes We Can (2005) 6 . Plays Prof Longhair (1980) Allen Toussaint Top 10 : St. James…

Dr. John releases ‘In the Right Place’ co-produced by Allen Toussaint (1973)

Dr. John's 'In the Right Place' is a studio (and his biggest selling) album co-produced by Allen Toussaint and released on February 25, 1973 by ATCO. Track Listing : 1.Right Place Wrong Time (Mac Rebennack) - 02:50 . 2.Same Old Same Old (Mac Rebennack) - 02:39 . 3.Just The Same (Mac Rebennack) - 02:49 . 4.Qualified (Jessie Hill, Mac Rebennack) - 04:46 . 5.Traveling Mood (James Waynes) - 03:03 .…

The Meters release their second album ‘Look-Ka Py Py’ produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn (1969)

The Meters' 'Look-Ka Py Py' is their instrumental and second studio album produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn and released in December 1969 by JosieTrack Listing : 1.Look-Ka Py Py (Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr.) - 03:20 . 2.Rigor Mortis (Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter Jr.) - 02:38 . 3.Pungee (Art Neville, Ziggy Modeliste,…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 45/52

Oscar Peterson & Count Basie, Etta James, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Bob Dylan & Susan Tedeschi, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting, Joss Stone & Beverley Knight, Alicia Keys & Kathleen Battle, Rihanna & Bon Jovi, Amanda Palmer & Jason Webley, Eminem & Rihanna, U2 & Jay Z, PFM & Ian Anderson, Lou Reed & Metallica

This week In Soul Artists 45/52

Aretha Franklin, Ronald Isley, Dennis Edwards, Isaac Hayes, Earth Wind and Fire, Whitney Houston, Etta James, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Les Mccann, Eddie Harris, Narada Michael Walden, Parliament Funkadelic , The Pointer Sisters, Snoop Dogg, Wu Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest

This week In One-Off Collaborations 22/52

Corinne Bailey Rae & Herbie Hancock, The Corrs & Brian Wilson, John Legend & Lindsey Stirling, Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue, Sam Moore & Deniece Williams, Rihanna & Justin Timberlake, Carole King & James Taylor, Hugh Jackman & Robbie Williams, Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint, James Hetfield & Alice In Chains, Billy Joel & Joe Elliott, David Crosby, Graham…

This week In Soul Artists 15/52

Percy Sledge, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Tracy Chapman, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Sister Sledge, Rihanna, Bunny Wailer, Allen Toussaint, Ben E. King

The Band record ‘The Last Waltz’ with Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and more guests (1976)

The Band's 'The Last Waltz' is a triple live album recorded on November 25, 1976 at Winterland Arena, San Francisco and released on April 7, 1978 by Warner Bros. Records 1 . Caravan (w/ Van Morrison, 11/25/1976, Winterland) 2 . The Weight (11/25/1976, Winterland) 3 . Everyone Comes Onstage (11/25/1976, Winterland) 4 . Chest Fever (11/25/1976, Winterland) 5 . The Lord's Prayer (Lawrence…

Apple publish Ringo Starr’s fourth album : ‘Goodnight Vienna’ (1974)

Ringo Starr's 'Goodnight Vienna' is his fourth studio album featuring among others Billy Preston, Robbie Robertson, Harry Nilsson and released on November 15 , 1974 by Apple.1 . Only You Track Listing : 1. Goodnight Vienna (John Lennon) - 02:35 . 2.Occapella (Allen Toussaint) - 02:55 . 3.Oo-Wee (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia) - 03:45 . 4.Husbands And Wives (Roger Miller) - 03:34 . 5.Snookeroo…

For his twenty fifth album, Elvis Costello has recruited ex-collaborators The Imposters and Burt Bacharach, he has added Carole King for the female touch. Sounds like the return of Ocean 11!

Elvis Costello's 'Look Now' is his twenty fifth album recorded with The Imposters, co-produced with Sebastian Krys, featuring songs by Carole King and Burt Bacharach and released on October 12, 2018 by Concord Records(Source Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Look Now | Official Site)Consequence of Sound ...Costello’s first record of new music in five years is an intricately detailed and…

Eric Clapton releases his twentieth album : ‘Clapton’ (2010)

Eric Clapton's 'Clapton' is his twentieth (and his first in four years) studio album released on September 27, 2010 by Duck / Reprise.1 . Rocking Chair (Prince's Trust Rock Gala, 2010) 2 . If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day 3 . If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day 4 . Everything's Gonna Be Alright 5 . When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful Track Listing : 1.Travelin' Alone (Lil' Son…

Jamie Cullum releases his fourth album : ‘Catching Tales’ (2005)

Jamie Cullum's 'Catching Tales' is his fourth (following 'Twentysomething') album released on September 26, 2005 by Ucj, Candid Records.1 . Get Your Way (44 Festival De San Sebastian, 26.07.09) 2 . Get Your Way (w/ The Heritage Orchestra) 3 . Photograph ("Totp") 4 . Photograph (Live) 5 . Mind Trick 6 . Mind Trick (2010, Germany ) 7 . I'm Glad There Is You 8 . Oh God 9 . My Yard Track Listing :…

Verve publish Madeleine Peyroux’s eighth album : ‘Secular Hymns’ recorded at an English church (2016)

Madeleine Peyroux's 'Secular Hymns' is her eighth album recorded live at a 12th-century church in Oxfordshire, England and released on September 16, 2016 by Verve.1 . Got You On My Mind 2 . Tango Till They'Re Sore (The Crown, 2015) 3 . Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky (From Now On) Track Listing : 1.Got You On My Mind (Howard Biggs, Joe "Cornbread" Thomas) - 04:30 . 2.Tango Till They’Re Sore (Thomas…

Epic Records publish Labelle’s ‘Nightbirds’ featuring ‘Lady Marmalade’ (1974)

Labelle's 'Nightbirds' is an album (featuring their biggest hit 'Lady Marmalade') released on September 13, 1974 by Epic Records.1 . Lady Marmalade (1975) 2 . What Can I Do For You (w/ Cher ) 3 . Nightbirds (Beacon Theater, 02/26/09) Track Listing : 1.Lady Marmalade (Bob Crewe, Kenny Nolan) - 03:56 . 2.Somebody Somewhere (Nona Hendryx) - 03:25 . 3.Are You Lonely? (Nona Hendryx) - 03:12 . 4.It…

Happy Birthday Elvis Costello. ‘About Costello’

This day (August 25, 1954), in Paddington, London is born Declan Patrick MacManus simply known as Elvis Costello, English singer and songwriterTracklist : 1 . Red Shoes (1977) 2 . The Beat (1978) 3 . Oliver's Army 4 . High Fidelity 5 . Watch Your Step (1981) 6 . I Wanna Be Loved (1984) 7 . You Little Fool 8 . Everyday I Write The Book 9 . I Wanna Be Loved (1984) 10 . Little Palaces (1987) 11 .…

Hidden Beach Records publish ‘Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1,’ her debut album (2000)

'Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1' is her debut album released on July 18, 2000 by Hidden Beach.1 . Gettin In The Way 2 . Gettin' in the Way (Live) 3 . A Long Walk / Golden (Live) 4 . He Loves Me (Live, 2001) 5 . The Way / Whenever You're Around (Live) 6 . Love Rain (Live) Track Listing : 1.Jilltro (Andre Harris, Darren Henson) - 01:03 . 2.Do You Remember (Jill Scottandre Harris) -…

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…

This week In Male Balladeers 22/52

Bryan Ferry, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Dan Auerbach, Elvis Costello, Country Joe McDonald, Pokey LaFarge, Chris Cornell, John Hiatt, Kevin Godley, Graham Gouldman, Jeff Buckley, Bill Withers

Paul Simon releases his second solo album : ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’ featuring ‘Kodachrome’ (1973)

Paul Simon's 'There Goes Rhymin' Simon' feat. 'Kodachrome' is his second solo studio album released on May 5, 1973 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Kodachrome (Paul Simon) - 03:32 . 2.Tenderness (Paul Simon) - 02:53 . 3.Take Me To The Mardi Gras (Paul Simon) - 03:27 . 4.Something So Right (Paul Simon) - 04:33 . 5.One Man'S Ceiling Is Another Man'S Floor (Paul Simon) - 03:44 . 6.American Tune (Paul…

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…

Boz Scaggs releases his immensely successful album : ‘Silk Degrees’ (1976)

Boz Scaggs' 'Silk Degrees' is his seventh album (that will eventually spend 115 weeks on the Billboard 200) released in March 1976 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.What Can I Say (Boz Scaggs, David David Paich) - 03:01 . 2.Georgia (Boz Scaggs) - 03:57 . 3.Jump Street (Boz Scaggs, David David Paich) - 05:14 . 4.What Do You Want The Girl To Do (Allen Toussaint) - 03:53 . 5.Harbor Lights (Boz…

Geffen release Macy Gray’s fouth album : ‘Big’ featuring Natalie Cole and Justin Timberlake among other guests (2007)

Macy Gray's 'Big' is her fourth studio album featuring Natalie Cole, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, Will.I.Am as guests and released on March 21, 2007 by Geffen.Track Listing : 1.Finally Made Me Happy (Natalie Hinds, Teedra Moses, Cassandra O'Neil, Justin Meldal-Johnson, Victor Indrizzo) - 04:02 . 2.Shoo Be Doo (Natalie Hinds, Jared Gosselin, Phillip White, Meldal-Johnson, Printz Board, Mary Brown,…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 08/52

Dr. John . Eric Clapton, Joey Blake . Bobby Mcferrin, Lady Gaga . Bradley Cooper, Rihanna . Ne Yo, Heidi Klum . Seal, Daryl Hall . Smokey Robinson, Carlos Santana . Gato Barbieri, Massive Attack . Portishead, David Sylvian . Robert Fripp, Paco De Lucia, John Mclaughlin . Larry Coryell, Ali Farka Toure . Toumani Diabate, Brad Mehldau . Mark GuilianaThey are the 12 one-off collaborations selected…

This week In ’70s Throwback’ 08/52

The Police, Neil Young, Tower Of Power, Sweet, Dr. John, The New Seekers, The Temptations, George Harrison, Yes, Queen, The Tubes, Status Quo They are the '70s Throwback' artists selected among the 297 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . The Police . Can't Stand Losing You Lifted from : BBC tapes Police at . English college (1979)2…

This week In ’80s Throwback’ 08/52

Huey Lewis . The News, Jennifer Rush, Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Stranglers, Lou Reed, Japan, The Smiths, Robin Trower, Black Sabbath, George Thorogood, Dr. John, Manhattan TransferThey are the '80s Throwback' artists selected among the 297 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Huey Lewis . The News . The Power of Love Lifted…

The Rolling Stones release their third American album : ‘Now!’ featuring ‘Heart of Stone’ and ‘Little Red Rooster’ (1965)

The The Rolling Stones 'Now!' feat. 'Heart of Stone' and 'Little Red Rooster' is their third American studio album released on February 13, 1965 by London Records.Track Listing : 1.Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Solomon Burke, Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler) - 03:00 . 2.Down Home Girl (Jerry Leiber, Arthur Butler) - 04:13 . 3.You Can'T Catch Me (Chuck Berry) - 03:40 . 4.Heart Of Stone (Mick Jagger,…

Harry Connick, Jr releases his seventeenth album : ‘Only You’ (2004)

Harry Connick, Jr.s 'Only You' is his seventeenth album consisting of versions of songs from the 1920s to the 1960s and released on February 3, 2004 by Sony/Columbia. Track Listing : 1.More (Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero, Norman Newell) - 04:12 . 2.The Very Thought Of You (Ray Noble) - 03:39 . 3.Save The Last Dance For Me (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman) - 04:50 . 4.My Blue Heaven (Walter Donaldson, George…

Madeleine Peyroux records her sixth album : ‘Standing on the Rooftop’ for Decca (2011)

Madeleine Peyroux' 'Standing on the Rooftop' is her sixth studio album recorded in February, 2011 and released on June 14, 2011 by Decca.Track Listing : 1.Martha My Dear (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 02:32 . 2.The Kind You Can'T Afford (Madeleine Peyroux, Bill Wyman) - 03:59 . 3.Leaving Home Again (Madeleine Peyroux, Bill Wyman) - 03:35 . 4.The Things I’Ve Seen Today (Madeleine Peyroux, Jenny…

Sony/Columbia publish Harry Connick, Jr’s concept album about New Orleans : ‘Oh, My NOLA’ (2007)

Harry Connick, Jr's 'Oh, My NOLA' is an album containing well-known songs associated with New Orleans, recorded with a his big band and released on January 30, 2007 by Sony/Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Working In The Coal Mine (Allen Toussaint) - 03:36 . 2.Won'T You Come Home, Bill Bailey? (Hughie Cannon) - 03:56 . 3.Something You Got (Chris Kenner) - 03:24 . 4.Let Them Talk (Harry Carlson, Lew…

Warner Bros. publish Little Feat’s third album : ‘Dixie Chicken’ (1972)

Little Feat's 'Dixie Chicken' is their third studio album produced by lead vocalist Lowell George, recorded late 1972 and released on January 25, 1973 by Warner Bros. Track Listing : 1.Dixie Chicken (Lowell George, Fred Martin) - 03:55 . 2.Two Trains (Lowell George) - 03:06 . 3.Roll Um Easy (Lowell George) - 02:30 . 4.On Your Way Down (Allen Toussaint) - 05:31 . 5.Kiss It Off (Lowell George) -…

Happy Birthday Aaron Neville. ‘Brother Aaron’

This day (January 24, 1941), is born Aaron Neville, an American soul and R&B, country singer alone or with his brothers Art, Charles and Cyril as The Neville Brothers. Tracklist : Amazing Grace (2019) . Don't Know Much (2017) . w/ The Rolling Stones - Under The Boardwalk (2013) . Don't Know Much (Tribute to Linda Ronstadt, 2016) . The Neville Brothers - Amazing Grace . I Am a Pilgrim…

“Illmatic” by Nas

"Illmatic" by Nas is his debut studio album released on April 19, 1994.Track 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 (Nasir Jones,…

Robben Ford’s ‘Bringing it Back Home’

Robben Ford's 'Bringing it Back Home' is his nineteenth album released by February 19, 2013 by Provogue.Track Listing : 1.Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (Allen Toussaint) - 04:55 . 2.Birds Nest Bound (Big Joe Williams) - 05:51 . 3.Fair Child (Allen Toussaint) - 04:24 . 4.Oh, Virginia (Robben Ford) - 04:18 . 5.Slick Capers Blues (Charlie Doyle) - 03:50 . 6.On That Morning (Traditional) - 07:14 .…

Ben Harper releases ‘The Will to Live,’ his second album recorded with the Innocent Criminals (1997)

Ben Harper's 'The Will to Live' is his second album recorded with the Innocent Criminals and released on June 17, 1997 by Virgin America.1 . Faded 2 . Faded (Live) 3 . Homeless Child (w/ Charlie Musselwhite, NYC) 4 . Roses from my friends (Firenze, Teatro Verdi, May 10th 2014) 5 . Jah Work (acoustic) 6 . Jah Work (Eurockéennes, Belfort, 2008) 7 . Jah Work (w/ The Innocent Criminals, A Lewis…