We remember Barry White. ‘Just The Way Barry Was’

This day (July 4, 2003), in Los Angeles, California, died Barry Eugene Carter a.k.a. Barry White, an American composer and ass-voice singer.Tracklist : 1 . Let The Music Play 2 . w/ Lisa Stansfield - All Around The World 3 . Just The Way You Are (1990) 4 . Never Never Gonna Give You Up (1987) 5 . Love'S Theme (1976) 6 . You'Re The First, The Last, My Everything 7 . Can'T Get Enough Of Your Love…

We All remember Ella Fitzgerald. ‘Hello Ella’

This day (June 15, 1996), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ella Fitzgerald, an American jazz and song vocalist, also known as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella, who had a vocal range spanning three octaves and was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a horn-like improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.Tracklist : 1 .…

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 .…

Happy Birthday El Debarge. ‘DeBarge’

This day (June 4, 1961), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Eldra Patrick a.k.a. El DeBarge, an American R&B/pop singer& songwriter.Tracklist : 1 . Rhythm Of The Night (1985) 2 . Lay with you (w/ Faith Evans, 2011) 3 . Slide 4 . All This Love (1999) 5 . My Heart Belongs to You 6 . EL Debarge (1989) 7 . Time Will Reveal Tracklist : Lay With You . Where Is My Love? . Dindi . Can't Get Enough .…

Def Jam publish Public Enemy’s third album : ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’ (1990)

Public Enemy's 'Fear of a Black Planet' is their third studio album featuring 'Fight the Power' and produced by The Bomb Squad and released on April 10, 1990, by Def Jam / ColumbiaTrack Listing : 1.Contract On The World Love Jam (Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour) - 01:44 . 2.Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour) - 05:07 . 3.911 Is A Joke (William…

We remember Sarah Vaughan. ‘Define The Divine’

This day (April 3, 1990), in Hidden Hills, California, died Sarah Lois Vaughan a.k.a. Sarah Vaughan, an American singer, nicknamed 'Sailor Sassy' and 'The Divine One'Digest Tracklist : George Gershwin Medley . On A Clear Day (1990) . Round Midnight (1987) . Chelsea Bridge (1983) . Send In The Clowns (1981) . Once In A While ( 1978) . w/ Bill Bailey - Won'T You Please Come Home (1964) . Lover Man…

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,…

Happy Birthday George Benson. ‘(Bens)On Birthday’

This day (March 22, 1943), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is born George Benson, an American guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Turn Your Love Around -(2019) . Lady (2019) . Affirmation (Capitol Florida 2016) . Don't Know Why (Glasgow 2014) . Love X Love (North Sea Jazz 2012) . At The Mambo Inn (2011) . Ibanez Lbg300 . On Broadway (2008) . w/ Lee Ritenour - Tribute Wew Montgomery . This Masquarade…

Tommy Boy publish Digital Underground’s debut album : ‘Sex Packets’ (1990)

Digital Underground's 'Sex Packets' is their debut studio album released on March 20, 1990 by Tommy BoyTrack Listing : 1.The Humpty Dance - 06:30 . . 2.The Way We Swing - 06:48 . . 3.Rhymin' On The Funk - 06:16 . . 4.The New Jazz - 00:37 . 5.Underwater Rimes - 04:23 . . 6.Gutfest '89 - 05:50 . . 7.The Danger Zone - 05:31 . . 8.Freaks Of The Industry - 05:38 . . 9.Doowutchyalike - 08:51 .…

Happy Birthday Quincy Jones. ‘Today is ‘Super Q’s Day”

This day (March 14, 1933), in Seattle, Washington, is born Quincy Delightt Jones a.k.a. Quincy Jones, an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, ..Tracklist : w/ Big Band - Moanin' . The 75Th Birthday Celebration Live At Montreux (2008) . w/ Toots Thielemans, Patti Austin - Setembro (1996) . Back On Block Live (1991) . w/ Tamia & Babyface - Slow Jams . w/ Miles Davis -…

Happy Birthday Bobby McFerrin. ‘Bobby Sings One More Note’

This day (March 11, 1950), in Manhattan, New York, is born Robert 'Bobby' McFerrin, a virtuoso American vocalist.Tracklist : w/ Ranky Tanky - All For You (2019) . @Salle Pleyel Paris (2018) . w/ MozART Group (2017) . @ Gstaad Menuhin Festival (2014) . 25:15 (2013) . w/ Boy Singing - Route 66 (Live In Kaunas) . Concert À Cappella . w/ Chick Corea - Duet Live (2012) . The Power Of The…

‘Music For The Dancers’ N°128 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

Big Daddy Kane, Maze, Richard 'Dimples' Fields, Was , Will to Power, Tyree, Paul Hardcastle, Prince, S~Express, Kissing The Pink . Mel . Kim, SpaceThey are the performers of the twelve vintage dance tunes that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (10/52) BUT ... in the EIghties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!For TWELVE more 'Music For The Dancers' .…

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…

We remember Al Jarreau. ‘Al Is For Always’

This day (February 12, 2017), in Los Angeles, died Alwin 'Al' Lopez Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy Award winning American jazz singer.Tracklist : w/ Alita Moses - Summertime (Montreux Jazz Festival, 2015) . Take Five / Blue Rondo a la Turk / Jazz Day 2013 . w/ Mattia Bazar - San Remo Festival (2012) . Spain (2011) . High Crime (2000) . w/ Kurt Elling - Take 5 . Don'T You Worry (1995) . w/ Miki…

We remember Dizzy Gillespie. ‘Dizzy Pieces’

This day (January 6, 1993), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Dizzy Gillespie, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.Tracklist : w/ Stan Getz: - A Night In Tunisia (1978) . w/ Lalo Schifrin – Here it tis (1992) . w/ Miriam Makeba - Live The Future . w Bernard Purdie (1982) . w/ James Moody/Gene Harris/Ray Brown/Grady Tate - Ow! (1985) . w/ Charlie Parker - Hot…

Happy Birthday Dionne Warwick. ‘Don’t Make You Over’

This day (December 12, 1940), in East Orange, New Jersey, is born Marie Dionne Warrick a.k.a. Dionne Warwick, an American singer, actress and TV show host.Tracklist : What The World Needs Now Is Love (2019) . I'll Never Love This Way Again (2018) . Alfie (2015) . Say a little prayer (2013) . Night & Day (2012) . All In Love Is Fair (1975) . Aquarela Do Brasil (2009) . w/ Stevie Wonder,…

We remember Miles Davis. ‘Last Miles’

This day (September 28, 1991), in Santa Monica, California, died Miles Dewey Davis III a.k.a. Miles Davis, a America trumpeter.Digest Tracklist : w/ Chaka Khan – Human Nature (Montreux 1989) . DonT Stop Me Now (Paris 1989) . Time After Time (1985) . Bitches Brew (1970) . Perfect Way . Joshua (1964) . w/ Marcus Miller – Mr Pastorius . Gingerbread Boy (1967) . Round About Midnight (1967) . Autumn…

Bad Boy Records publish The Notorious B.I.G.’s first album : ‘Ready To Die’ (1994)

The Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die' is his debut studio album produced by Sean 'Puffy' Combs among others and released on September 13, 1994, by Bad Boy / Arista RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Intro (Christopher Wallace, Sean Combs) - 03:24 . . 2.Things Done Changed (Christopher Wallace, Dominic Owen, Kevin Scott) - 03:58 . . 3.Gimme The Loot (Christopher Wallace, Osten Harvey) - 05:04 . .…

We remember Joe Zawinul. ‘Syndicative’

This day (September 11, 2007), in Vienna, Austria, died Joe Zawinul, an Austrian-American jazz keyboardist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Zawinul Syndicate – Orient Express (2007) . Weather Report – Birdland (1978) . Tower of Silence . Zawinul Syndicate – Zansa (1997) . Live in Hamburg (1996) . w/ Trilok Gurtu – Live in Frankfurt . w/ Friedrich Gulda (1986) . Miles Davis – Live in Berlin (1969)…

Quincy Jones releases ‘Back on the Block’ recorded with famous jazz, soul and hip-hop artists (1989)

Quincy Jones's 'Back on the Block' is a studio album released on August 8, 1989 by Qwest and featuring many famous artists : Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Take 6, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Ray Charles and more.Track…

N.W.A. release their debut album : ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (1988)

N.W.A's 'Straight Outta Compton' is their debut studio album produced by Dr. Dre with DJ Yella and released August 8, 1988 by Ruthless Records.Track Listing : 1.Straight Outta Compton (Ice Cube, Mc Ren, The D.O.C., Eazy-E) - 04:18 . {Samples : "Funky Drummer" By James Brown; "You'Ll Like It Too" By Funkadelic; "West Coast Poplock" By Ronnie Hudson And The Street People; "Get Me Back On Time,…

This week In ‘2000s Throwback’ 28/52

Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, Bon Jovi, Coldplay, The White Stripes, Adele, Heather Nova, The Roots, Jamiroquai, Avril Lavigne, Garbage, Macy Gray They are the '2000s Throwback' artists selected among the 411 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Red Hot Chili Peppers . By The Way Lifted from : Red Hot Chili Peppers release 'By the…

Eminem releases his third album : ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ featuring ‘The Real Slim Shady’ & ‘Stan’ (2000)

Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" feat. "The Real Slim Shady" & "Stan" is his third studio album co-produced mostly by Dr. Dre. and released on May 23, 2000 by Aftermath Shady.Track Listing : 1.Public Service Announcement 2000 (Jeff Bass, Marshall Mathers) - 00:02 . 2.Kill You (Melvin Bradford, Marshall Mathers, Andre Young) - 04:24 . . 3.Stan (Dido Armstrong, P. Herman, Paul Herman,…

Andra Day releases ‘Cheers To the Fall,’ her first album produced by Adrian Gurvitz and Raphael Saadiq (2015)

Andra Day's 'Cheers To the Fall' is her first album produced by Adrian Gurvitz and Raphael Saadiq and released on August 28, 2015 by Buskin / Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Forever Mine (Andra Day, Rob Kleiner) - 03:19 . 2.Only Love (Andra Day, Adrian Gurvitz) - 03:24 . 3.Gold (Andra Day, Chris Seefried) - 03:45 . 4.Not Today (Andra Day, Adrian Gurvitz) - 03:53 . 5.Mistakes (Andra Day, Adrian…