Happy Birthday James Arthur,

March 2, 1988 - English singer James Arthur is 34. Happy Birthday SirTracklist : Say You Won'T Let Go . Rewrite The Stars (w/ Anne-Marie) . Impossible . Naked . Can I Be Him . Recovery . Falling Like The Stars . Safe Inside . 11:30 PM . You'Re Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You . Quite Miss Home . You Deserve Better . Medicine .

We Remember Arthur Rubinstein

December 20, 1982 - Arthur Rubinstein, Polish American classical pianist. passed away aged 95. He is remembered. Arthur Rubinstein plays Chopin at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory >> 10 MINUTES on RVM >>

Pye publish The Kinks’ seventh album : ‘Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)’ (1969)

The Kinks' 'Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)' is their seventh (and a concept) studio album produced by lead singer Ray Davies and released on October 10, 1969 by Pye / Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Victoria (Ray Davies) - 03:40 . 2.Yes Sir, No Sir (Ray Davies) - 03:46 . 3.Some Mother'S Son (Ray Davies) - 03:25 . 4.Drivin' (Ray Davies) - 03:21 . 5.Brainwashed (Ray Davies) - 02:34…

Julie London begins the recording of her debut album : ‘Julie Is Her Name’ (1955)

Julie London's 'Julie Is Her Name' is her debut album produced by Bobby Troup, recorded on August 8 & 9, 1955 and released in December 1955 by Liberty Records1 . Cry Me A River Track Listing : 1.Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton) - 02:36 . 2.I Should Care (Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl, Sammy Cahn.2:35 . 3.I'M In The Mood For Love (Jimmy Mchugh, Dorothy Fields) - 02:28 . 4.I'M Glad There Is You…

J. J. Johnson records ‘J.J. Inc.’ with Freddie Hubbard and Clifford Jordan (1960)

J. J. Johnson's 'J.J. Inc.' is an album recorded on August 1 & 3, 1960 with Freddie Hubbard and Clifford Jordan and released on April 10, 1961 By Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Mohawk (J.J. Johnson</a) - 09:22 . 2.Minor Mist (J.J. Johnson</a) - 05:08 . 3.In Walked Horace (J.J. Johnson</a) - 05:11 . 4.Fatback (J.J. Johnson</a) - 06:35 . 5.Aquarius (J.J. Johnson</a) - 05:56 .…

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…

A&M / CTI release Quincy Jones’ ‘Walking in Space’ featuring ‘Killer Joe’ (1969)

Quincy Jones' 'Walking in Space' feat. 'Killer Joe' is a studio album recorded on June 18 & 19, 1969 and released in 1969 by A&M/Cti..1 . Killer Joe (Quincy Jones 80th Birtay, 2013) Track Listing : 1.Dead End (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) - 04:05 . 2.Walking In Space (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 12:06 . 3.Killer Joe (Benny Golson) - 05:12 . 4.Love And Peace…

Barbra Streisand records ‘A Happening In Central Park,’ her first live album (1967)

Barbra Streisand's 'A Happening In Central Park' is her first live album recorded on June 17, 1967 in Central Park in New York in front of 135,000 people and released in September, 1968 By Columbia.1 . Natural Sounds (Live) Track Listing : 1.I Can See It (Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt) - 02:58 . 2.Love Is Like A New Born Child (Chris Brown) - 02:55 . 3.Folk Monologue/Value (Jeffrey D. Harris) -…

Columbia record ‘Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall’ (1962)

'Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall' is a live album recorded on June 9, 1962 at Carnegie Hall, New York City and released on July 23, 1962 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Broadway (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 02:10 . 2.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 02:08 . 3.All The Things You Are (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 03:04 . 4.Stranger In Paradise (Alexander Borodin,…

Billie Holiday records ‘Strange Fruit’ and more songs featured on the ‘Lady Sings The Blues’ album (1956)

Billie Holiday's 'Lady Sings the Blues' is an album recorded on June 6, 7, 1956 in New York City and September 3, 1954 in Los Angeles, produced by Norman Granz and released in December 1956 by Clef RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Lady Sings The Blues (Billie Holiday, Herbie Nichols) - 03:46 . 2.Trav'Lin' Light (Trummy Young, Jimmy Mundy, Johnny Mercer) - 03:08 . 3.I Must Have That Man (Dorothy Fields,…

Roy Haynes records ‘Out of the Afternoon’ with Roland Kirk, Tommy Flanagan and Henry Grimes (1962)

Roy Haynes' 'Out of the Afternoon' is an album recorded on May 16, 1962, with Roland Kirk on tenor saxophone, Tommy Flanagan on piano and Henry Grimes on bass and released the same year by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Moon Ray (Roy Haynes) - 06:41 . 2.Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) (Bart Howard) - 06:40 . 3.Raoul (Roy Haynes) - 06:01 . 4.Snap Crackle (Roy Haynes) - 04:11 . 5.If I Should Lose…

AC/DC release ‘High Voltage,’ their first album outside of Australia (1976)

AC/DC 's 'High Voltage' is their first international studio album (containing tracks from their first two Australian albums) released on April 30, 1976 by RSO.Track Listing : 1.It'S A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) (Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott) - 05:01 . 2.Rock 'N' Roll Singer (Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott) - 05:04 . 3.The Jack (Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon…

Verve publish Diana Krall’s seventh album : ‘The Girl in the Other Room’ produced By Tommy Lipuma (2004)

Diana Krall's 'The Girl in the Other Room' is her seventh (and the first to feature songs co-written with her husband Elvis Costello) studio album released on April 27, 2004 by Verve..Track Listing : 1.Stop This World (Mose Allison) - 03:59 . 2.The Girl In The Other Room (Diana Krall, Elvis Costello) - 04:05 . 3.Temptation (Tom Waits) - 04:27 . 4.Almost Blue (Elvis Costello) - 04:04 . 5.I'Ve…

‘Starring Sammy Davis, Jr.’ is his debut album recorded for Decca (1955)

'Starring Sammy Davis, Jr.' is his debut studio album recorded on April 18, 1955 and released the same year by Decca.Track Listing : 1.The Lonesome Road (Gene Austin, Nathaniel Shilkret) - 02:10 . 2.Hey There (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) - 02:48 . 3.And This Is My Beloved (Robert C. Wright, George Forrest) - 02:52 . 4.September Song (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill) - 02:51 . 5.Because Of You…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Natalie,’ her second album featuring ‘Sophisticated Lady (She’s a Different Lady)’ (1976)

Natalie Cole's 'Natalie' is her second studio album released on April 9, 1976 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) - 04:35 . 2.Billie'S Blues (Billie Holiday) - 05:08 . 3.Crazy He Calls Me (Carl Sigman, Bob Russell) - 06:19 . 4.You Go To My Head (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) - 04:08 . 5.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 04:06 . 6.The Way You…

Nonesuch release Caetano Veloso’s second album in English : ‘A Foreign Sound’ (2004)

Caetano Veloso's 'A Foreign Sound' is his twenty ninth (his second in English) studio album, released on April 6, 2004 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.The Carioca (Edward Eliscu, Gus Kahn, Vincent Youmans) - 03:33 . 2.So In Love (Cole Porter) - 05:31 . 3.Always (Irving Berlin) - 03:43 . 4.Come As You Are (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic) - 04:16 . 5.Feelings (Morris Albert, Louis Gasté) -…

Grover Washington Jr. records ‘Soul Box’ arranged by Bob James (1973)

Grover Washington, Jr.'s 'Soul Box' is his third album arranged by Bob James, recorded in March 1973 and released the same year by Kudu Records.Track Listing : 1.Aubrey (David Gates) - 03:44 . 2.Masterpiece (Norman Whitfield) - 013:20 . 3.Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye) - 015:56 . 4.You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder) - 06:03 . 5.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 011:11 .…

Joe Cocker records ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ at Fillmore East with Leon Russell et al (1970)

Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' is a live album recorded on March 27–28, 1970 at Fillmore East, New York City and released in August 1970 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Honky Tonk Women (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 03:47 . 2.Sticks And Stones (Titus Turner, Henry Glover) - 02:37 . 3.Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton) - 04:00 . 4.Bird On The Wire (Leonard Cohen) - 06:37 . 5.Feelin' Alright…

Eric Dolphy records ‘The Illinois Concert’ with Herbie Hancock (1963)

Eric Dolphy's 'The Illinois Concert' is a live album recorded on March 10, 1963 with Herbie Hancock and released in 1999 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Sigmund Romberg) - 20:17 . 2.Something Sweet, Something Tender (Eric Dolphy) - 01:28 . 3.God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday , Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 08:45 . 4.South Street Exit (Eric Dolphy) -…

Bethlehem Records publish Nina Simone’s debut album : ‘Little Girl Blue’ a.k.a. ‘Jazz As Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club’ (1959)

Nina Simone's 'Little Girl Blue' a.k.a. 'Jazz As Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club' is her debut album released in February 1959 by Bethlehem RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) - 04:02 . 2.Don'T Smoke In Bed (Willard Robison) - 03:11 . 3.He Needs Me (Arthur Hamilton) - 02:30 . 4.Little Girl Blue (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 04:18 . 5.Love…

This month In ’60s Throwback’ 02/12

The Who, The Beatles, Bill Haley, His Comets, The Byrds, Dionne Warwick, The Rolling Stones, Peggy Lee, Jefferson Airplane, Beach Boys, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Sam Cooke, Chubby Checker They are the " '60s Throwback' " performers selected among the 1180 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . The Who . My Generation Lifted from…

Dinah Washington records ‘What a Diff’rence a Day Makes!’ (1959)

Dinah Washington's 'What a Diff'rence a Day Makes!' is an album arranged by Belford Hendricks, recorded on February 19 and August 1959 and released the same year by Mercury.Track Listing : 1.I Remember You (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) - 02:42 . 2.I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer) - 02:28 . 3.That'S All There Is To That (Clyde Otis, Kelly Owens) - 02:15 . 4.I Won'T Cry…

Lou Rawls records his debut album : ‘Stormy Monday’ a.k.a. ‘I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water’ with the Les McCann trio (1962)

Lou Rawls' 'Stormy Monday' is his debut album also known as 'I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water' recorded on February 5–12, 1962, with the Les McCann trio and released the same year by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.(They Call It) Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker) - 03:45 . 2.God Bless The Child (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday) - 04:30 . 3.See See Rider (Ma Rainey) - 03:11 . 4.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) -…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s tribute album to Billie Holiday : ‘Tony Bennett on Holiday’ (1997)

'Tony Bennett on Holiday' is a studio album recorded in tribute to Billie Holiday and released on February 4, 1997 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.(In My) Solitude (Eddie Delange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 02:57 . 2.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 01:44 . 3.When A Woman Loves A Man (Bernie Hanighen, Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer) - 03:11 . 4.Me, Myself And I (Irving Gordon, Alan…

Sonny Rollins begins the recording of the album ‘The Bridge’ (1962)

Sonny Rollins' 'The Bridge' is an album recorded on January 30, February 13 & 14, 1962 and released In 1962 by Bluebird/RCA, three years after his unexpected early retirement in 1959.Track Listing : 1.Without A Song (Edward Eliscu, Billy Rose, Vincent Youmans) - 07:28 . 2.Where Are You? (Harold Adamson, Jimmy Mchugh) - 05:10 . 3.John S. (Sonny Rollins) - 07:45 . 4.The Bridge (Sonny Rollins) -…

Barbra Streisand records her debut album : ‘The Barbra Streisand Album’ for Columbia (1963)

'The Barbra Streisand Album' is her debut album (in both mono and stereo) recorded on January 23-25, 1963 and released on February 25, 1963 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton) - 03:37 . 2.My Honey'S Lovin' Arms (Joseph Meyer, Harry Ruby) - 02:14 . 3.I'Ll Tell The Man In The Street (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 03:09 . 4.A Taste Of Honey (Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott) -…

Ella Fitzgerald records the album ‘Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!’ with a quartet led by Lou Levy (1961)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!' is a studio album recorded on January 23, 1961 &June 22-23, 1961 with a jazz quartet led by Lou Levy and released the same year By Verve. Track Listing : 1.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 04:06 . 2.You'Re My Thrill (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) - 03:35 . 3.My Reverie (Larry Clinton, Claude Debussy) - 03:16 . 4.Stella By…

Anita O’Day begins the recording of ‘Trav’lin’ Light’ an album for Verve (1961)

Anita O'Day's 'Trav'lin' Light' is an album (tribute to her idol Billie Holiday) recorded on January 18, 19, 1961 and released in 1961 By Verve.Track Listing : 1.Trav'Lin' Light (Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Mundy, Trummy Young) - 03:36 . 2.The Moon Looks Down And Laughs (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Sid Silvers) - 03:58 . 3.Don'T Explain (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) - 03:12 . 4.Remember (Irving…

Andy Williams records the album ‘The Wonderful World of Andy Williams’ for Columbia Records (1963)

'The Wonderful World of Andy Williams' is an album recorded (partly) on January 13, 1963 with members of his family and released on December 31, 1963 By Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Canadian Sunset (Norman Gimbel, Eddie Heywood) - 02:32 . 2.Sing A Rainbow (Arthur Hamilton) - 02:40 . 3.Dream (Johnny Mercer) - 02:40 . 4.This Is All I Ask (Gordon Jenkins) - 03:19 . 5.Wives And Lovers (Burt…

Barbra Streisand records her fifth live album in Las Vegas : ‘Timeless: Live in Concert’ (1999)

Barbra Streisand's 'Timeless: Live in Concert' is her fifth live album recorded on December 31, 1999 – January 1, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada and released on September 19, 2000 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Opening/You'Ll Never Know (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) - 02:31 . 2.Something'S Coming (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) - 03:41 . 3.The Way We Were (Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn…

Helen Merrill records with Clifford Brown ‘Helen Merrill,’ her eponymous debut album for Emarcy (1955)

'Helen Merrill' is her eponymous debut studio album recorded on December 22-24, 1954, with Clifford Brown and released in 1955 by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Explain (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) - 05:08 . 2.You'D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) - 04:17 . 3.What'S New? (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) - 04:56 . 4.Falling In Love With Love (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 03:52 .…

Tigran Hamasyan Quintet plays in Armenia (2013)

December 14, 2013 - the Tigran Hamasyan Quintet - that is Tigran Hamasyan (p), Chris Tordini (b), Charles Altura (g), Areni Agbabian (voc, synt) and Arthur Hantek (d) - plus Norayr Kartashyan (duduk) as guest performs in Yerevan, Armenia