Happy Birthday Valerie Simpson. ‘Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Valerie’

This day (August 26, 1946), in Bronx, New York, is born Valerie Simpson, one half of the songwriter/producers and performers couple Ashford & Simpson Digest Tracklist : Send Me To the 'Lectric Chair (2019) . Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ (2018) . It’s My House (2017) . I’m Every Woman (2014) . w/ Clayton – Street Corner (2012) . w/ Usher & Mike Stoller – You’re All I Need To Get By /…

The Temptations release ‘All Directions’ featuring ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’ and produced by Norman Whitfield (1972)

The Temptations 'All Directions' is their fifteenth album featuring 'Papa Was a Rollin' Stone,' produced by Norman Whitfield and released on July 27, 1972 by Gordy1 . Papa Was A Rolling Stone (1972) 2 . Love woke me up this morning 3 . Love Woke Me Up This Morning (Paris, 1973) 4 . The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Paris, 1973) Track Listing : 1.Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On (Barrett…

Teddy Pendergrass releases his fifth album : ‘TP’ featuring ‘Can’t We Try’ and ‘Love T.K.O.’ (1980)

Teddy Pendergrass ' 'TP' feat. 'Can't We Try' & 'Love T.K.O.' is his fifth album released on July 25, 1980 by Philadelphia International Records.1 . Love TKO (London 1982) Track Listing : 1.Is It Still Good To Ya? (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 04:36 . 2.Take Me In Your Arms Tonight (Duet With Stephanie Mills) (Dexter Wansel, Cynthia Biggs) - 05:28 . 3.I Just Called To Say (Cecil…

On TV today, watch Live Aid from Philadelphia (1985)

July 13, 1985 - Pat Metheny, Carlos Santana, Teddy Pendergrass, Ashford & Simpson, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger , etc.more than 60 artists gather at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. This is the American leg of the "Live Aid" concert coming after its London equivalent.

Motown release ‘Diana Ross,’ her self-titled debut solo album featuring ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ (1970)

Diana Ross' feat. 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' is her eponymous debut solo album released on June 19, 1970 by Motown.1 . Reach Out And Touch 2 . Ain't No Mountain High Enough 3 . Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Dick Clark Live Wednesday, 1978) 4 . Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand) (1979) Track Listing : 1.Reach Out And Touch (Somebody'S Hand) (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 03:02 .…

Miriam, Joe, Sting et al get together for Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday (1988)

June 11, 1988 - Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Sting, George Michael, Eurythmics, Graham Chapman, Lenny Henry, Al Green, Joe Cocker, Jonathan Butler, Freddie Jackson, Ashford & Simpson, Fry and Laurie, Wet Wet Wet,Joan Armatrading, Paul Carrack, Fish, Paul Young, Curt Smith, Tears For Fears, Bryan Adams, Bee Gees, Jackson Browne, Aswad, Sly & Robbie, Peter Gabriel, Maxi Priest,UB40, Tracy…

Verve release ‘That’s What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles’ (2005)

‘That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles' is a tribute album released on June 7, 2005 by Verve Records.1 . Busted (w/ Marcus Belgrave, Berklee) 2 . I Got a Woman (w/ Ricky Skaggs, Berklee) 3 . You Don't Know Me (Berklee) Track Listing : 1.Busted (Harlan Howard) - 06:31 . 2.What'D I Say (Ray Charles) - 06:18 . 3.Sticks And Stones (Henry Glover, Titus Turner) - 03:44 . 4.I…

We Remember Robin Gibb

May 20, 2012 - Mr.Robin Gibb, English singer, member of the Bee Gees passed away aged 62. He is remembered. 'Bee Gees' 1st' feat. 'Holiday' & 'New York Mining Disaster 1941' is their third studio album released on July 14, 1967 on Polydor / ATCO >> Released in September 1968, "Idea" is the fifth studio (sold over a million copies worldwide) album by the Bee Gees. >> Recorded…

Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder. ‘Wonder Day In Wonderland’

This day (May 13, 1950), in Saginaw, Michigan, is born Stevland Hardaway Morris a.k.a Stevie Wonder, an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.Digest Tracklist : Lean On Me, Love's In Need of Love Today (2020) . Easy like Sunday Morning (Lionel Richie Tribute Kennedy Center Honors, 2019 ) . Isn’t She Lovely ( Global Citizen 2017 New York) . Faith (w/ Ariana Grande, 2016) . w/ Sting…

Gordy publish ‘Wish It Would Rain,’ an album by The Temptations (1968)

The Temptations' 'Wish It Would Rain' is an album (the final from the group's 'Classic-5' era) released on April 29, 1968 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) (Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) - 03:33 . 2.Cindy (Smokey Robinson) - 03:08 . 3.I Wish It Would Rain (Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) - 02:48 . 4.Please Return Your…

Happy Birthday to Al Green. ‘Al(leluia) Green’

This day (April 13, 1946), in Forrest City, Arkansas, is born Albert Greene a.k.a. Al Green, an American gospel and soul music singer.Digest Tracklist : Simply Beautiful (2019) . I'm still in love with you . How Can You Mend A Broken Heart . w/ Ann Nesby - Put It On Paper . Lets Stay Together (2010) . w/ Ben E. King, Teddy Pendergrass, Chuck Jackson, Brian Mcknight - Stand By Me (1993) . w/…

Happy Birthday Tracy Chapman

March 30, 19** - Miss Tracy Chapman, an American singer-songwriter is @)_!. Happy Birthday Tracy"Tracy Chapman" is the self-titled debut album by Tracy Chapman, released on April 15, 1988. >>Released on October 3, 1989, "Crossroads" is the second album by Tracy Chapman. >> Released on November 14, 1995, "New Beginning" is the fourth album by Tracy Chapman >> is held in…

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…

Warner Bros. release Chaka Khan’s second solo album : ‘Naughty’ produced By Arif Mardin (1980)

Chaka Khan's 'Naughty' is her second solo album produced By Arif Mardin and released on March 26, 1980 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Clouds (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 04:28 . 2.Get Ready, Get Set (Kathy Anderson, Ellison Chase, Bill Haberman, Art Jacobson) - 03:42 . 3.Move Me No Mountain (Jerry Ragovoy, Aaron Schroeder) - 04:14 . 4.Nothing'S Gonna Take You Away (Deborah Ash, Bill…

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,…

Aretha Franklin, backed by King Curtis & the Kingpins, tapes ‘Aretha Live at Fillmore West’ (1971)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha Live at Fillmore West' is her second live album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 and released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 03:53 . 2.Love The One You'Re With (Stephen Stills) - 04:15 . 3.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - 05:55 . 4.Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 02:33 . 5.Make It With You (David Gates) - 04:33 .…

‘Let Me in Your Life’ is Aretha Franklin’s twenty-second studio album, co-produced with Jerry Wexler (1974)

Aretha Franklin's 'Let Me in Your Life' is her twenty-second studio album (and one of her top-selling) released on February 25, 1974 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Let Me In Your Life (Bill Withers) - 03:29 . 2.Every Natural Thing (Eddie Hinton) - 02:37 . 3.Ain'T Nothing Like The Real Thing (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 03:49 . 4.I'M In Love (Joan Griffin, Kashif, Bobby Womack) - 02:51 .…

‘L’Amour Toujours’ N°105 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

Ashford . Simpson, Huey Lewis . The News, Rick Astley, Londonbeat, Earth, Wind . Fire, Luther Vandross, Mica Paris, Simple Minds, Bryan Adams, Will To Power, Tina Turner, Jermaine JacksonThey are the performers of the twelve vintage love songs that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (06/52) BUT ... in the Eighties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!For…

We remember Hugh Masekela. ‘Just Hugh’

This day (January 23, 2018), in Johannesburg, died Hugh Ramopolo Masekela, a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer. Tracklist : Musicport Festival (2011) . Makoti . Melafestivalen (2010) . Hugh Masekela & Jabu Nkosi Ashiko - Sa Jazz Maestros . Conversations With Felicia . w/ Miriam Makeba - South Africa Freedom Song . Mandela (Bring Him Back Home)…

We remember Teddy Pendergrass. ‘For Every Lady, Teddy’

This day (January 13, 2010), in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, died Theodore DeReese Teddy Pendergrass, an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter.Tracklist : Lady . Close The Door . Joy (2009) . W/ Harold Melvin The Blue Notes - Wake Up Everybody . The Whole Town'S Laughing At Me (1982) . If You Don'T Know Me By Now . Is It Still Good To Ya? (1980) . Love Tko . Tracklist : Close The Door . Love…

We Remember Maurice Gibb

January 12, 2003 - Mr.Maurice Gibb, English singer, member of the Bee Gees passed away aged 53. He is remembered. 'Bee Gees' 1st' feat. 'Holiday' & 'New York Mining Disaster 1941' is their third studio album released on July 14, 1967 on Polydor / ATCO >> Released in September 1968, "Idea" is the fifth studio (sold over a million copies worldwide) album by the Bee Gees. >>…

As we wish John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin bassist, a Happy Birthday, the day is perfect for a ‘Led Zeppelin at their bests’ post

As we wish, today, English bassist John Paul Jones a 'Happy Birthday,' here is the perfect time to list the 'BESTS' of his band : Led Zeppelin CREDITSPhoto : vinylmeisterAudio : Stairway to Heaven . Immigrant Song . Whole Lotta Love . Black Dog . Rock and Roll . Kashmir . Good Times Bad Times . Dazed and Confused . Ramble On . Babe I'm Gonna Leave You . Video : Whole Lotta Love (1997) . Immigrant…

Motown Records publish Edwin Starr’s album : ‘War & Peace’ featuring ‘War’ (1970)

Edwin Starr's 'War & Peace' is an album featuring the hit 'War,' produced By Norman Whitfield and released on January 1, 1970 by Motown Records.Track Listing : 1.War (Barrett strong, Norman Whitfield) - 03:12 . 2.Running Back And Forth (Richard Wylie, Edwin Starr) - 02:50 . 3.Adios Senorita (Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby) - 02:31 . 4.All Around The World (Titus Turner) - 02:56 . 5.I Can'T Escape…

Happy Birthday Annie Lennox

December 25, 19** - Miss Annie Lennox, Scottish singer & songwriter, one half of Eurythmics with David A. Stewart is @)_!. Happy Birthday MissEurythmics' 'Be Yourself Tonight' feat. "Would I Lie to You?" is their fifth album released on April 29, 1985 by RCA >>Released on March 6, 1995, "Medusa" is the second solo album by Annie Lennox. >> Eurythmics' 'We Too Are One' is their…

We remember Joe Cocker. ‘The Soul Shouter’

This day (December 22, 2014), in Crawford, Colorado, United States, died John Robert Joe Cocker an English rock and blues singer.Tracklist : You Are So Beautiful -(2013) . I Put A Spell On You (2007) . Many rivers to cross . w/ Eros Ramazzotti - That's All I Need To Know (1998) . Feelin' Alright (1992) . You Can Leave Your Hat On (1986) . Jennifer Warnes - Up where we belong (1983) . Hitchcock…

Happy Birthday Joan Armatrading. ‘She Herself And Us’

This day (December 9, 1950), in Basseterre, Saint Kitts, is born Joan Armatrading, a British singer and songwriter.Tracklist : I Like It When We're Together (2018) . Down To Zero (2016) . Me Myself I (2015) . Willow . Woman in love (2012) . Love And Affection (2007) . All Shapes And Sizes (1995) . Love and Affection (1988) . I'm Lucky . Call Me Names (1987) . Down To Zero . Tracklist :…

Happy Birthday Tina Turner. ‘Head Turner’

This day (November 26, 1939), in Nutbush, Tennessee, is born Anna Mae Bullock a.k.a Tina Turner, an American singer.Digest Tracklist : The Best (2009) . Let's Stay Together (1999) . Golden Eye (1996) . w/ Rod Stewart - Get Back & Hot Legs (1981) . w/ Ike Turner - Baby Get It On (1975) . w/ Ike Turner - Proud Mary (1973) . w/ Ike Turner - I Wanna Take you Higher, Come Together and Proud Mary…

We Remember Miriam Makeba ‘We Remember Mama Africa’

This day (November 9, 2008), in Castel Volturno, Italy, died Miriam Makeba, a South African singer and civil rights activistDigest Tracklist : Khawuleza 1966 . Pata Pata ( 1967 ) . Africa Is Where My Heart Lies.. . w/ Paul Simon - Under African Skies . w/ Hugh Masakela- Nelson Mandela 70Th Concert . Malaika (1969) . Miriam Makeba Top 10 : Pata Pata . The Click Song . Saduva . Ha Po Zamani .…

Quincy Jones releases ‘Q’s Jook Joint,’ an album featuring Stevie Wonder, Bono and Ray Charles among other famous guests (1995)

Quincy Jones' 'Q's Jook Joint' is an album (his first in six years) released on November 7, 1995 by Qwest.Track Listing : 1.Jook Joint Intro (Quincy Jones) - 01:32 . 2.Let The Good Times Roll (Fleecie Moore, Sam Theard) - 02:55 . 3.Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) (Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifah) - 07:32 . 4.You Put A Move On My Heart (Rod Temperton) - 06:13 . 5.Rock With You (Rod…

Happy Birthday Bryan Adams

November 5, 1959 - Bryan Guy Adams simply known as Bryan Adams, Canadian singer & songwriter is 62. Happy Birthday SirBryan Adams' 'Cuts Like a Knife' is his third studio album recorded in Vancouver during 1982 fall and released on 18 January 1983 by A&M Records. >> Bryan Adams takes part in The JUNO Awards 2016 held at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Canada >> 4 MINUTES…

Island publish Amy Winehouse’s second album : ‘Back to Black’ featuring ‘Rehab’ and ‘You Know I’m No Good’ (2006)

Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' is her second (and the last released in her lifetime) studio album released on October 27, 2006 by Island Records.Track Listing : 1.Rehab (Amy Winehouse) - 03:35 . 2.You Know I'M No Good (Amy Winehouse) - 04:17 . 3.Me & Mr Jones (Amy Winehouse) - 02:33 . 4.Just Friends (Amy Winehouse) - 03:13 . 5.Back To Black (Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) - 04:01 . 6.Love Is A…

Motown publish ‘Diana & Marvin’ by Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye featuring ‘You’re a Special Part of Me’ (1973)

'Diana & Marvin' by Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye is a duets album released on October 26, 1973 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.You Are Everything (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) - 03:10 . 2.Love Twins (Mel Bolton, Marilyn Mcleod) - 03:28 . 3.Don'T Knock My Love (Wilson Pickett, Brad Shapiro) - 02:20 . 4.You'Re A Special Part Of Me (Harold Johnsonandrew Porter, Gregg Wright) - 03:35 . 5.Pledging My…

RCA publish ‘Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,’ her thirty eigth album (2014)

'Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics' is her thirty eigth studio album featuring ten covers of songs made famous by female artists and released on October 17, 2014 by Rca.Track Listing : 1.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 03:53 . 2.Rolling In The Deep (Adele Adkins, Nickolas Ashford, Paul Epworth, Valerie Simpson) - 04:00 . 3.Midnight Train To Georgia (James Weatherly) - 04:21 .…

Warner Bros. publish Chaka Khan’s debut solo album : ‘Chaka’ featuring ‘I’m Every Woman’ (1978)

Chaka Khan's 'Chaka' is her debut solo album released on October 12, 1978.Track Listing : 1.I'M Every Woman (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 04:05 . 2.Love Has Fallen On Me (Lloyd Webber, Charles Stepney) - 04:52 . 3.Roll Me Through The Rushes (David Lasley, Lana Marrano) - 04:42 . 4.Sleep On It (Andrew Kastner, Larry John Mcnally) - 04:21 . 5.Life Is A Dance (Gavin Christopher) - 04:20 .…

Happy Birthday Jackson Browne

October 9, 1948 - Jackson Browne, American singer, songwriter & musician is 72. Happy Birthday SirJackson Browne 's 'Running on Empty' is his fifth album released on December 6, 1977 by Asylum. >> 'Jackson Browne' is his eponymous debut album produced by Richard Sanford Orshoff and released in January 1972 by Asylum. >> Jackson Browne' s 'For Everyman' is his second album…

Happy Birthday Barry Gibb. ‘BG like Bee Gee’

This day (September 1, 1946), in Douglas, Isle of Man, is born Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, simply known as Barry Gibb, singer and songwriter, one of The Bee GeesDigest Tracklist : Holiday (w/ Bee Gees, 1967) . Blowing In The Wind (1963) – . Then You Left Me (1970) . Run To Me (w/ Bee Gees, 1972) . Medley (w/ Bee Gees, Melbourne Australia, 1974) . Nights On Broadway (w/ Bee Gees,The Midnight…

Tamla publish ‘United’ by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell featuring ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ (1967)

'United' by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell is a studio album released on August 29, 1967.Track Listing : 1.Ain'T No Mountain High Enough (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 02:32 . 2.You Got What It Takes (Berry Gordy, Jr., Gwen Gordy, Tyran Carlo) - 02:59 . 3.If I Could Build My Whole World Around You (Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock) - 02:26 . 4.Somethin' Stupid (C. Carson…

Who Are You?

From 'How Am I To Know' to 'I Am A Nigerian', we have mixed 16 'Jazz With a Slice Of Rock' tunes around the theme of 'Identity'. It has Kai Winding, Sally Norvell, Barbara Lynn, Blossom Dearie and many more.