Happy Birthday Burt Bacharach. ‘Anyone Who Has A Burt’

This day (May 12, 1928), in Kansas City, Missouri, is born Burt Bacharach, an American pianist, composer and music producer. Digest Tracklist : That's What Friends Are For (Glastonbury 2015) . Walk On By & A Little Prayer (2009) . Any Day Now (2008) . w/ Adele - Baby It'S You (2008) . w/ Rufus Wainwright - Kentucky bluebird (2005) . w/ Ronald Isley - Alfie (2004) . w/ Dionne Warwick -…

Burt Bacharach et al perform at the 72nd Oscars (2000)

March 26, 2000 - Burt Bacharach, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Ray Charles, Queen Latifah, Isaac Hayes and Dionne Warwick performing a medley of movie themes during the 72nd Academy Awards broadcasted live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on ABC

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…

Mercury publish ‘Painted from Memory’ by Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach (1998)

'Painted from Memory' by Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach is a collaboration alum released on September 29, 1998 by Mercury.Track Listing : 1.In The Darkest Place (Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach) - 04:19 . 2.Toledo (Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach) - 04:35 . 3.I Still Have That Other Girl (Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach) - 02:46 . 4.This House Is Empty Now (Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach) -…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 21/52

Vanessa Paradis & Lenny Kravitz, Dee Dee Bridgewater & Mike Hucknall, Ronald Isley & Burt Bacharach, Haley Reinhart & Tony Bennett, Oleta Adams & Tears For Fears, Little Steven and The Disciples Of Soul & Bruce Springsteen, Noel Gallagher & Paul Weller, George Harrison & Bob Dylan, Jewel & Beyonce, Rihanna & Britney Spears, Madonna & Stevie Wonder, Marc…

Singing With Barbra Streisand

Michael Bublé, Céline Dion, Il Divo, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Neil Diamond, Barry Gibb, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Garland, Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand

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…

RCA publish Elvis Presley’s ‘From Elvis in Memphis’ featuring ‘In the Ghetto’ (1969)

Elvis Presley's 'From Elvis in Memphis' feat. 'In the Ghetto' is his fifteenth studio album released on June 17, 1969 by RCA Records.1 . In The Ghetto (1969) 2 . In The Ghetto Track Listing : 1.Only The strong Survive (Jerry Butler, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff) - 02:42 . 2.I'Ll Hold You In My Heart (Eddy Arnold, Thomas Dilbeck, Vaughan Horton) - 04:34 . 3.Long Black Limousine (Bobby George, Vern…

Atlantic Records release Aretha Franklin’s ‘Aretha Now’ (1968)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha Now' is an album produced by Jerry Wexler and released on June 14, 1968, less than six months after 'Lady Soul' by Atlantic Records.1 . Think (1989) (Official Video) 2 . Respect Think (w/ Sammy Davis Jr., 1968) 3 . I Say A Little Prayer Track Listing : 1.Think (Aretha Franklin, Teddy White) - 02:19 . 2.I Say A Little Prayer (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 03:36 . 3.See…

We remember Ray Charles. ‘Ray Of Light’

This day (June 10, 2004), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ray Charles, an American singer and musician.Tracklist : 1 . Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder - Living For The City 2 . A Song For You (1999) 3 . What' D I Say (1997) 4 . Hit The Road Jack (1982) 5 . America The Beautiful 6 . La Mama (1979) 7 . Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles – It Takes Two To Tango (1975) 8 . Georgia On My Mind 9 .…

This week In Male Balladeers 21/52

Marvin Gaye, Desmond Dekker, Levon Helm, Lenny Kravitz, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller , Morrissey, Bob Dylan, Gil Scott Heron, Thom Yorke, David Crosby, James Blake, Ronald Isley

Happy Birthday Ronald Isley. ‘Brother Ronald’

This day (May 21, 1941), in Cincinnati, Ohio, is born Ronald Isley, an American artist and songwriter.Digest Tracklist : w/ Aretha Franklin & Dennis Edwards - A Song For You (2013) . Dinner And A Movie (2013) . No More (2010) . Just Came Here To Chill (2009) . The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze (2005) . & Burt Bacharach - Raindrops Keep Falling In My Head (2004) . The Isley Brothers…

A&M publish ‘Carpenters,’ their eponymous third album featuring ‘Superstar’ (1971)

'Carpenters' feat. 'Superstar' is their eponymous third studio album released on May 14, 1971 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Rainy Days And Mondays (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) - 03:40 . 2.Saturday (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) - 01:20 . 3.Let Me Be The One (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) - 02:25 . 4.(A Place To) Hideaway (Randy Sparks) - 03:40 . 5.For All We Know (Fred Karlin, Arthur James,…

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…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 19/52

Snoop Dogg & Charlie Wilson, Rick James & The Temptations, Steve Winwood & Stevie Wonder, Carole King & James Taylor, Fergie & Debbie Harry, Bono & Kylie Minogue, Eric Burdon & War, Madonna & Anthony Kiedis, Sheryl Crow & Lyle Lovett, Ben Harper & Ellen Harper, Van Morrison & Chet Baker, Pat Metheny & Antonio Carlos Jobim

The Bad Plus’ ‘Prog’

The Bad Plus' 'Prog' is their fifth studio album released on May 8, 2002 by Heads Up.Track Listing : 1.Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Chris Hughes, Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley) - 05:34 . 2.Physical Cities (Reid Anderson) - 09:08 . 3.Life On Mars? (David Bowie) - 06:02 . 4.Mint (Ethan Iverson) - 05:20 . 5.Giant (Reid Anderson) - 08:44 . 6.Thriftstore Jewelry (David King) - 05:36 . 7.Tom Sawyer…

Beyoncé releases ‘Lemonade,’ her sixth album featuring James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Jack White as guests (2016)

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' is her sixth studio album featuring James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Jack White as guests and released on April 23, 2016 by Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Pray You Catch Me (Beyoncé, Kevin Garrett, James Blake) - 03:15 . 2.Hold Up (Beyoncé, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Ezra Koenig, Emile Haynie, Joshua Tillman, Uzoechi Emenike, Sean Rhoden,…

Columbia publish Andy Williams’ extremely successful album : ‘Born Free’ (1967)

Andy Williams' 'Born Free' is an album (due to remain on Billboard's Top LP's chart for 79 weeks), released on April 10, 1967 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Born Free (John Barry, Don Black) - 02:27 . 2.Somewhere My Love (Maurice Jarre, Paul Francis Webster) - 02:38 . 3.Spanish Eyes (Bert Kaempfert, Charlie Singleton, Eddie Snyder) - 03:04 . 4.Strangers In The Night (Bert Kaempfert,…

The White Stripes release ‘Elephant’, their fourth studio album featuring ‘Seven Nation Army’ (2003)

The White Stripes' 'Elephant' is their fourth studio album featuring 'Seven Nation Army', produced by member Jack White and released on April 1, 2003 by V2, XL and Third Man. Track Listing : 1.Seven Nation Army (Jack White) - 03:52 . 2.Black Math (Jack White) - 03:04 . 3.There'S No Home For You Here (Jack White) - 03:44 . 4.I Just Don'T Know What To Do With Myself (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) -…

Verve publish Diana Krall’s tenth album : ‘Quiet Nights’ co-produced with Tommy Lipuma (2009)

Diana Krall's 'Quiet Nights' is her tenth studio album co-produced with Tommy Lipuma and released on March 31, 2009 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Where Or When (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 04:10 . 2.Too Marvelous For Words (Johnny Mercer, Richard A. Whiting) - 04:05 . 3.I'Ve Grown Accustomed To His Face (Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner) - 04:48 . 4.The Boy From Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim,…

Janet Jackson releases ‘Damita Jo,’ her eighth album (2004)

Janet Jackson's 'Damita Jo' is her eighth studio album released on March 30, 2004 by Virgin.Track Listing : 1.Looking For Love (Intro) (Janet Jackson, David Ritz, Fabrice Dumont, Christophe Hetier, Stephan Haeri) - 01:29 . 2.Damita Jo (Janet Jackson, James Harris, Terry Lewis, Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila) - 02:46 . 3.Sexhibition (Dallas Austin,Gregory "Ruckus" Andres) - 02:29 . 4.Strawberry…

George Duke records ‘A Brazilian Love Affair’ with Flora Purim, Milton Nascimento and Airto Moreira (1979)

George Duke's 'Duke' is an album released on March 29, 2005 by Bizarre Planet Entertainment.Track Listing : 1.Trust (George Duke) - 05:04 . 2.I Wanna Know (George Duke) - 05:32 . 3.Superwoman (Stevie Wonder) - 05:59 . 4.No One (George Duke, Rachelle Ferrell) - 04:58 . 5.T-Jam (George Duke) - 05:47 . 6.Somebody'S Body (George Duke) - 05:01 . 7.Sausalito (George Duke) - 06:16 . 8.Saturday Night…

Parlophone publish ‘Please Please Me,’ The Beatles’ debut album featuring ‘Love Me Do’ (1963)

The Beatles' 'Please Please Me' is their debut studio album produced by George Martin and released on March 22, 1963 by Parlophone.Track Listing : 1.I Saw Her Standing There (Mccartney–Lennon) - 02:55 . 2.Misery (Mccartney–Lennon) - 01:49 . 3.Anna (Go To Him) (Arthur Alexander) - 02:55 . 4.Chains (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 02:23 . 5.Boys (Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell) - 02:24 . 6.Ask Me Why…

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) -…

The Brad Mehldau Trio with Jeff Ballard on drums records ‘Day Is Done’ (2005)

Brad Mehldau Trio's 'Day Is Done' is an album (the first to feature Jeff Ballard on drums) recorded on March 13 & 14, 2005 and released on September 27, 2005 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.Knives Out (Radiohead) - 08:29 . 2.Alfie (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 03:46 . 3.Martha My Dear (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 04:38 . 4.Day Is Done (Nick Drake) - 09:26 . 5.Artis (Brad Mehldau) - 06:21 .…

Stacey Kent records ‘The Boy Next Door’ an album for Candid Records (2003)

Stacey Kent's 'The Boy Next Door' is an album recorded on February 18-22, 2003 and released on August 26, 2003 by Candid Records.Track Listing : 1.The Best Is Yet To Come (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) - 03:24 . 2.The Boy Next Door (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) - 03:38 . 3.The Trolley Song (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) - 04:00 . 4.Say It Isn'T So (Irving Berlin) - 04:39 . 5.Too Darn Hot (Cole Porter) -…

Pat Metheny records ‘What’s It All About’ a solo album for Nonesuch (2011)

Pat Metheny's 'What's It All About' is a solo album of cover versions recorded in February 2011 and released on June 14, 2011 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.The Sound Of Silence (Paul Simon) - 06:33 . 2.Cherish (Terry Kirkman) - 05:28 . 3.Alfie (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 07:46 . 4.Pipeline (Bob Spickard, Brian Carman) - 03:28 . 5.Garota De Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes) -…

Brad Mehldau records ‘Live in Tokyo,’ an album for Nonesuch (2003)

Brad Mehldau's 'Live in Tokyo' is a live solo album recorded on February 15, 2003 at Sumida Triphony Hall and released on September 14, 2004 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.Intro (Brad Mehldau) - 04:37 . 2.50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) - 06:30 . 3.My Heart Stood Still (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 09:32 . 4.Roses Blue (Joni Mitchell) - 08:16 . 5.Intro Ii (Brad Mehldau) - 02:37 .…

Luther Vandross records the album ‘Live Radio City Music Hall 2003’ (2003)

Luther Vandross 'Live Radio City Music Hall 2003' is a live album recorded on February 11 & 12, 2003 (two months before his hospitalization for a serious stroke) and released on October 14, 2003 by J.Track Listing : 1.Never Too Much(Luther Vandross) - 04:02 . 2.Here And Now (David Elliot, David L. Elliott, Terry Steele) - 07:40 . 3.Take You Out (Warryn Campbell, Harold Lilly) - 04:50 . 4.Love…

Kanye West releases his debut album : ‘The College Dropout’ featuring ‘Through the Wire,’ ‘Jesus Walks,’ ‘All Falls Down’ and ‘Slow Jamz’…

Kanye West's 'The College Dropout' is his debut studio album released on February 10, 2004 by Roc-A-Fella Records.Track Listing : 1.Intro (Kanye West) - 00:19 . 2.We Don'T Care (Kanye West, Miri Ben-Ari, Ross Vannelli) - 03:59 . . 3.Graduation Day (Kanye West, John Stephens Miri Ben-Ari) - 01:22 . 4.All Falls Down (Kanye West, Lauryn Hill) - 03:43 . . 5.I'Ll Fly Away (Albert E. Brumley) - 01:09…

Scepter publish Dionne Warwick’s debut album : ‘Presenting Dionne Warwick’ featuring ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ (1963)

'Presenting Dionne Warwick' feat. 'Don't Make Me Over' is her debut album, produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and released on February 10, 1963 by Scepter.Track Listing : 1.This Empty Place (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 02:55 . 2.Wishin' And Hopin' (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 02:55 . 3.I Cry Alone (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 02:37 . 4.Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel) -…

Ella Fitzgerald records with the Duke Ellington Orchestra : ‘The Stockholm Concert, 1966’

Ella Fitzgerald's 'The Stockholm Concert, 1966' is a live album recorded on February 7, 1966 with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and released in 1984 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Imagine My Frustration (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Gerald Wilson) - 05:13 . 2.Duke'S Place (Duke Ellington, Bob Katz, Bob Thiele) - 04:43 . 3.Satin Doll (Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) - 03:08 .…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ (1972)

Aretha Franklin's 'Young, Gifted and Black' is an album (its title being borrowed from the Nina Simone song 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black) released on January 24, 1972 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Oh Me Oh My (I'M A Fool For You Baby) (Jim Doris) - 03:42 . 2.Day Dreaming (Aretha Franklin) - 04:00 . 3.Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin) - 03:15 . 4.Young, Gifted And Black (Nina Simone) - 03:34 . 5.All…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ a studio album with a big band for Verve (1964)

Jimmy Smith's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' is a studio album recorded on January 20-21 & 27, 1964 with a big band and released in March by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Slaughter On Tenth Avenue (Richard Rodgers) - 07:06 . 2.Who'S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 1 (Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox) - 04:29 . 3.Who'S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 2 (Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox) - 05:00 . 4.John…

Atlantic publish Dusty Springfield’s fifth album : ‘Dusty in Memphis’ featuring ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ (1969)

Dusty Springfield's 'Dusty in Memphis' is her fifth studio album produced by Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd, recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis and released on January 18, 1969 by Atlantic Records.Track Listing : 1.Just A Little Lovin' (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 02:18 . 2.So Much Love (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 03:31 . 3.Son Of A Preacher Man (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins) -…