We remember Billy Preston. ‘Billy the Fith’

This day (June 6, 2006), in Scottsdale, Arizona, died William Everett Billy Preston a.k.a Billy Preston, a musician whose work often nicknamed The Fifth BeatleTracklist : 1 . w/ Michael McDonald - I Was Made to Love Her (2005) 2 . w/ Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty - My sweet lord (2002) 3 . Nothing From Nothing (1987) 4 . w/ Patti LaBelle, Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful…

Eric Clapton releases ‘Reptile,’ his fifteenth studio album featuring Billy Preston (2001)

Eric Clapton's 'Reptile' is the fifteenth studio album featuring Billy Preston and The Impressions and released on March 13, 2001 by Duck / Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Reptile (Eric Clapton) - 03:26 . 2.Got You On My Mind (Joe Thomas, Howard Briggs) - 04:30 . 3.Travelin' Light (J. J. Cale) - 04:17 . 4.Believe In Life (Eric Clapton) - 05:05 . 5.Come Back Baby (Ray Charles) - 03:55 . 6.Broken Down…

Sam Cooke records ‘Night Beat’ with Barney Kessell on guitar & Billy Preston on organ (1963)

Sam Cooke's 'Night Beat' is his twelfth studio album recorded on February 22, 23 & 25, 1963 and released in August 1963 By Rca Victor.Track Listing : 1.Nobody Knows The Trouble I'Ve Seen (Traditional, Sam Cooke) - 03:22 . 2.Lost And Lookin' (James W. Alexander, Lowell Jordan) - 02:09 . 3.Mean Old World (Sam Cooke) - 03:44 . 4.Please Don'T Drive Me Away (Charles Brown, Jesse Ervin) - 02:12 .…

Eric, Paul, Billy et al celebrate George Harrison (2002)

November 29, 2002 - a year after George Harrison's death, his friends and family - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar and many more - will gather to play his songs at Royal Albert Hall in London

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Billy Preston, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Gloria Gaynor, Rufus, Funkadelic, Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue, Destiny's Child, Earth, Wind & Fire, Macy Gray, The Jackson 5, Kool and The Gang

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Bruce Springsteen & Neil Young, Paul Simon & Bette Midler, Michael Stipe & Radiohead, Billy Joel & Paul Mccartney, Etta James & John Mayall Bluesbreakers, King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree, Clarence Clemons & Billy Preston, Rory Gallagher & Jack Bruce, Larry Graham & Prince, B.B. King & Eric Clapton, Santana & Dave Matthews, Stevie Ray Vaughan &…

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Michael McDonald, Billy Preston, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Sharon Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sheila E, Prince, Earth, Wind, Fire, Candi Staton, Joss Stone, Alicia Keys, Luther Vandross, Beyonce, El DeBarge, Faith Evans, Brandy

Singing George Harrison

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George Harrison releases his first solo album : ‘All Things Must Pass’ featuring ‘My Sweet Lord’ (1970)

George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' feat. 'My Sweet Lord' is his first solo (triple) album released on November 27, 1970 by Apple.1 . I'd Have You Anytime 2 . What Is Life Track Listing : 1.I'D Have You Anytime (George Harrison, Bob Dylan) - 02:56 . 2.My Sweet Lord (George Harrison) - 04:38 . 3.Wah-Wah (George Harrison) - 05:35 . 4.Isn'T It A Pity (George Harrison) - 07:10 . 5.What Is Life…

Columbia publish Miles Davis’ album : ‘Get Up with It’ (1974)

Miles Davis' 'Get Up with It' is an album (his last before a five years retirement) collecting tracks recorded between 1970 and 1974 and released on November 22, 1974 by Columbia.1 . Honky Tonk (Oslo, 1971) 2 . Honky Tonk (Philadelphia 1970) 3 . Calypso Frelimo 4 . Calypso Frelimo (10/27/73, Stockholm) 5 . Electric 73 Track Listing : 1.He Loved Him Madly (Miles Davis) - 32:05 . 2.Maiysha…

Epic publish ‘There’s a Riot Goin’ On’ by Sly and the Family Stone featuring ‘Family Affair’ and ‘Runnin’ Away’ (1971)

'There's a Riot Goin' On' by Sly and the Family Stone is their fifth studio album released on November 20, 1971 by Epic Records.1 . Family Affair (1972) 2 . Family Affair Track Listing : 1.Luv N' Haight (Sylvester Stewart) - 04:01 . 2.Just Like A Baby (Sylvester Stewart) - 05:12 . 3.Poet (Sylvester Stewart) - 03:01 . 4.Family Affair (Sylvester Stewart) - 03:06 . 5.Africa Talks To You 'The…

George Harrison releases his seventh album : ‘Thirty Three & ⅓’ (1976)

George Harrison's 'Thirty Three & ⅓' is his seventh studio album recorded at his home studio and released on November 19, 1976 by Dark Horse, his own label1 . This Song 2 . This Song 3 . Crackerbox Palace Track Listing : 1.Woman Don'T You Cry For Me (George Harrison) - 03:18 . 2.Dear One (George Harrison) - 05:08 . 3.Beautiful Girl (George Harrison) - 03:39 . 4.This Song (George…

Nonesuch publish Joni Mitchell’s ‘Travelogue,’ an album featuring orchestral re-recordings of her previous songs (2002)

Joni Mitchell's 'Travelogue' is a double album featuring orchestral re-recordings of her previous songs, released on November 19, 2002 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.Otis And Marlena (Joni Mitchell) - 03:54 . 2.Amelia (Joni Mitchell) - 06:48 . 3.You Dream Flat Tires (Joni Mitchell) - 03:48 . 4.Love (Joni Mitchell) - 05:40 . 5.Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) - 05:56 . 6.Slouching Toward Bethlehem (Joni…

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…

Ringo Starr releases his third album : ‘Ringo’ featuring ‘Photograph’ and ‘You’re Sixteen’ (1973)

Ringo Starr's 'Ringo' is his third studio album produced by Richard Perry and released on November 2 1973 by Apple.1 . Photograph 2 . Oh My My (The Greek Theatre) Track Listing : 1.I'M The Greatest (John Lennon) - 03:21 . 2.Have You Seen My Baby (Randy Newman) - 03:44 . 3.Photograph (Richard Starkey, George Harrison) - 03:56 . 4.Sunshine Life For Me (George Harrison) - 02:45 . 5.You'Re Sixteen…

The Rolling Stones release their twelfth album : ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll’ featuring the title track and ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’ (1974)

The Rolling Stones' 'It's Only Rock 'n Roll' is their twelfth studio album (their last with Mick Taylor) released on October 18 , 1974 by Rolling Stones Records.1 . If You Can't Rock Me (MSG) 2 . Ain't Too Proud To Beg 3 . Ain't Too Proud To Beg (Zilker Park, Austin, Texas) 4 . It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, But I Like It 5 . It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (Live) 6 . Till The Next Goodbye 7 . Fingerprint…

Happy Birthday Sam Moore. ‘Soul Sam’

This day (October 12, 1935), in Miami, Florida, is born Sam Moore, an American Southern soul and rhythm & blues (R&B) singer. Tracklist : 1 . I Can’t Stop Loving You (2016) 2 . w/ Bruce Springsteen – Soul Man (2009) 3 . w/ Wynona – I Can’t Stand The Rain (2006) 4 . When something is wrong with my babe 5 . Soul Man (2000) 6 . w/ The Funk Brothers – Higher And Higher (2004) 7 . You Are So…

The Rolling Stones release their twenty first album : ‘Bridges to Babylon’ (1997)

The Rolling Stones' 'Bridges to Babylon' is their twenty first studio album co-produced with Don Was and released on September 29, 1997 by Virgin Records.1 . Flip The Switch 2 . Anybody Seen My Baby 3 . Already Over Me (Live, 1997) 4 . You Don't Have To Mean It 5 . Out Of Control (Live, 1997) 6 . Out Of Control (1998) 7 . Saint Of Me 8 . Saint Of Me (Live) Track Listing : 1.Flip The Switch (Mick…

The Beatles release their eleventh album : ‘Abbey Road’ featuring ‘Come Together,’ ‘Here Comes The Sun, ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’ and more (1969)

The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' feat. 'Come Together' 'Here Comes The Sun', etc is their eleventh studio album released on September 26 , 1969 by Apple Records. 1 . octopus's Garden (w/ Ringo Starr, Live, 2005) 2 . Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End Track Listing : 1.Come Together (Lennon–Mccartney) - 04:20 . 2.Something (George Harrison) - 03:03 . 3.Maxwell'S Silver Hammer (Lennon–Mccartney)…

George Harrison releases his sixth album : ‘Extra Texture (Read All About It)’ featuring ‘You’ (1975)

George Harrison's 'Extra Texture (Read All About It)' feat. 'You' is his sixth studio album released on September 22, 1975 by Apple. Track Listing : 1.You (George Harrison) - 03:41 . 2.The Answer'S At The End (George Harrison) - 05:32 . 3.This Guitar (George Harrison) - 04:11 . 4.Ooh Baby (You Know That I Love You) (George Harrison) - 03:59 . 5.World Of Stone (George Harrison) - 04:40 . 6.A Bit…

Epic publish Macy Gray’s second album : ‘The Id’ featuring ‘Sexual Revolution’ (2001)

Macy Gray's 'The Id' is her second studio album released on September 18, 2001 by Epic. 1 . Relating To A Psychopath (Subculture, NYC, 6/19/13) 2 . Sexual Revolution 3 . Sexual Revolution ("Top Of The Pops", Friday 7th December, 2001) 4 . Sweet Baby (Las Vegas) 5 . The Zodiac Showmacy Grayfreak Like Me/Finale 6 . Oblivion (Nissan, "Live Sets On Yahoo! Music") 7 . Oblivion (North Sea Jazz Festival,…

Def Jam publish LL Cool J’s fourth album : ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ featuring ‘Around the Way Girl’ (1990)

LL Cool J's 'Mama Said Knock You Out' is his fourth studio album produced mostly by Marley Marl and released on September 14, 1990 by Def Jam.1 . Around The Way Girl ("Yahoo! Live Sets") 2 . Mama Said Knock You Out (Official Video) 3 . Jingling Baby 4 . 6 Minutes Of Pleasure Track Listing : 1.The Boomin' System (Ll Cool J, James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams) - 03:41 . . 2.Around The Way Girl (Ll…

Ringo Starr & All Starr Band rock LA (1989)

September 3, 1989 - Ringo Starr and his First All Starr Band - that is Clarence Clemons, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Billy Preston, Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Jim Keltner - share the stage at Greek Theatre in Los Angeles

Concord publish Ray Charles’ posthumous and final album : ‘Genius Loves Company’ recorded with Norah Jones, James Taylor, Diana Krall and more famous guests (2004)

Ray Charles' 'Genius Loves Company' is his final studio album posthumously released on August 31, 2004 by Concord/Hear Music.1 . (w/ Norah Jones, Elton John, Bb King 2 . (w/ Michael Mcdonald, Willie Nelson & Van Morrison Track listing : 1.Here We Go Again (Don Lanier, Red Steagall) - 03:59 . 2.Sweet Potato Pie (James Taylor) - 03:47 . 3.You Don't Know Me (Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker) - 03:55 .…

Eric Clapton releases his eighteenth album : ‘Back Home’ (2005)

Eric Clapton's 'Back Home' is his eighteenth studio album released on August 29, 2005 by Duck / Reprise.1 . Lost And Found (RAH, 2006 2 . Back Home (Sheffield Arena, 2006 Track Listing : 1.So Tired (Eric Clapton, Simon Climie) - 04:47 . 2.Say What You Will (Eric Clapton, Simon Climie) - 04:35 . 3.I'M Going Left (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) - 04:03 . 4.Love Don'T Love Nobody (Joseph Jefferson,…

The Rolling Stones release’Tattoo You,’ their sixteentth studio album featuring ‘Start Me Up’ and ‘Waiting on a Friend’ (1981)

The Rolling Stones' 'Tattoo You' feat. 'Start Me Up' is their sixteentth studio album released on August 24,1981 by Rolling Stones Records. 1 . Start Me Up 2 . Hang Fire (Live East Rutherford, New Jersey, '81) 3 . Neighbours 4 . Worried About You 5 . Waiting On A Friend 6 . Start Me Up 7 . Hang Fire 8 . Black Limousine (Hampton, 1981) 9 . Neighbours (Tempe, Arizona '81) 10 . Worried About You…

Columbia publish Barbra Streisand’s ‘Barbra Joan Streisand’ (1971)

Barbra Streisand's 'Barbra Joan Streisand' is an album released in August 1971 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Beautiful (Carole King) - 02:15 . 2.Love (John Lennon) - 03:06 . 3.Where You Lead (Carole King, Toni Stern) - 02:58 . 4.I Never Meant To Hurt You (Laura Nyro) - 03:51 . 5.Medley: One Less Bell To Answer/A House Is Not A Home (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 06:33 . 6.Space Captain (Matthew…

Eric Clapton records ‘One More Car, One More Rider,’ live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (2001)

Eric Clapton's 'One More Car, One More Rider' is a double live album recorded on August 18 & 19, 2001 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and released on November 5, 2002 by Duck / Reprise.1 . Reptile (Official Live Video) 2 . Got You On My Mind (2001, Japan) 3 . Tears In Heaven 4 . Change The World (Live) 5 . My Father's Eyes (Official Video) 6 . Goin' Down Slow (Budokan; 1997) 7 . She's…

Eric Clapton visits Los Angeles (2001)

August 18, 2001 - and tomorrow, Eric Clapton is with Andy Fairweather-Low, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Billy Preston and David Sancious at Staples Center in Los Angeles

Maverick Records publish Me’shell Ndegeocello’s ‘Peace Beyond Passion’ (1996)

Me'shell Ndegeocello's 'Peace Beyond Passion' is an album produced by David Gamson and released on June 25, 1996 by Maverick Records.1 . Leviticus Faggot 2 . Leviticus Faggot Track Listing : 1.The Womb (Me'Shell Ndegeocello) - 01:25 . 2.The Way (Me'Shell Ndegeocello) - 04:58 . 3.Deuteronomy: Niggerman (Me'Shell Ndegeocello) - 04:01 . 4.Ecclesiastes: Free My Heart (Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Torri…

We remember Clarence Clemons. ‘Big Man Clarence’

This day (June 18, 2011), in West Palm Beach, Florida, died Clarence Anicholas Clemons, Jr. A.k.a The Big Man, an American saxophonist and prominent member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Billy Preston - You'Re A Friend Of Mine (1989) 2 . Documentary (2009) 3 . Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Hard Times (2009) 4 . w/ Brenda Lee - That'S All You Gotta Do 5 . w/…