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 .…

Happy Birthday Bob James. ‘One, Two, Three, Fourplay’

This day (December 25, 1939), in Marshall, Missouri, is born Bob James, a keyboardist, arranger and producer.Tracklist : Mister Magic (2019) . Submarine (2018) . Westchester Lady (2016) . w/ Fourplay & New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra – Westchester Lady (2013) . The Fourplay – Sonnymoon (2012) . Angela . w/ Angels of Shanghai – Celebration (2006) . Westchester Lady . Mind Games (1999) . w/…

Bob James brings his Band to Tokyo Jazz (2007)

September 22, 2007 - the Bob James Band - that is Bob James (p, kb), Dave McMurray (s), Rob Swift (DJ), Perry Hughes (g), Al Turner (b), Ron Otis (d) and Keiko Matsui (p, kb) - performs at "Tokyo Jazz Festival" in Tokyo, Japan More Info

Warner Bros. publish ‘Fourplay,’ their debut album Harvey Mason, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East & Bob James (1991)

'Fourplay' is their eponymous debut album (featuring Harvey Mason, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East & Bob James) released on September 17, 1991 by Warner Bros. Records.Track listing : 1.Bali Run (Lee Ritenour, Bob James) - 05:32 . 2.101 Eastbound (Nathan East, Marcel East) - 05:57 . 3.Foreplay (Lee Ritenour) - 05:26 . 4.Moonjogger (Bob James) - 06:16 . 5.Max-O-Man (Harvey Mason, Sr., Michael Lang)…

Bob James & David Sanborn – Quartette Humaine

Released on May 21, 2013, 'Quartette Humaine' is the first collaboration between Bob James and David Sanborn since their 1986 Platinum-Selling album'Double Vision.Track listing1.You Better Not Go to College (Bob James) - 7:152.Geste Humain (Alice Soyer) - 7:483.Sofia (David Sanborn) - 5:314.Follow Me (Bob James) - 5:215.My Old Flame (Sam Coslow / Arthur Johnston) - 5:386.Another Time, Another…

James Brown starts the recording of ‘Live At The Apollo, Volume II’ (1967)

James Brown's 'Live At The Apollo, Volume II' is a live double album (follow-up to his 1963 'Live at the Apollo') recorded on June 24–25, 1967 and released in August 1968 by King.1 . Cold Sweat (Apollo Theater, March 1968) 2 . Kansas City (Apollo Theater, March 1968) Track Listing : 1.Introduction To The James Brown Show (James Brown) - 00:31 . 2.Think (Lowman Pauling) - 02:55 . 3.I Wanna Be…

We remember Bobby Blue Bland. ‘A Bland Blue Day’

This day (June 23, 2013), in Memphis, Tennessee, died Bobby Blue Bland, a;k.a. the Lion of the Blues an American singer of blues and soul.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Bobby Rush, Johnnie Taylor - Medley 2 . Greenville (2011) 3 . w/ Kenny Neal - Medley Vista Lounge 4 . Ain'T No Sunshine When She'S Gone 5 . Live Pt. 1 6 . I'Ll Take Care Of You 7 . w/ Wyne Bennet And Mel Brown - Chicago (1981) 8 . w/ BB King…

Bobby Hutcherson records ‘Components’ with Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock et al (1965)

Bobby Hutcherson's 'Components' is an album mixing hard bop on one side and avant-garde on the other, recorded on June 10, 1965 and released the same year by Blue Note.1 . Little B's Poem (w/ Cedar Walton) Track Listing : 1.Components (Bobby Hutcherson) - 06:25 . 2.Tranquillity (Bobby Hutcherson) - 05:03 . 3.Little B'S Poem (Bobby Hutcherson) - 05:11 . 4.West 22Nd Street Theme (Bobby Hutcherson)…

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan. ‘We Do Look Back’

This day (May 24, 1941), in Duluth, Minnesota is born Robert Allen Zimmerman better known as Bob Dylan, American singer, poet & songwriter and Nobel prizeDigest Tracklist : Blowing In The Wind (1963) . Mr. Tambourine Man (Newport Folk Festival, 1964) . Like a Rolling Stone (1966) . I Threw It All Away (The Johnny Cash Show, 1969) . Soundcheck in NYC (w/ George Harrison, 1971) . Knockin' on…

We remember Bob Marley. ‘Leaving Babylon’

This day (May 11, 1981), in Miami, Florida, died Robert Nesta Marley a.k.a Bob Marley, a Jamaican singer and songwriter.Digest Tracklist : w/ The Wailers - Coming In From The Cold (1980) . War (1979) . w/ The Wailers - Exodus (1977) . The Roots Rock Reggae (1976) . w/ The Wailers - Kinky Reggae (1975) . Lively Up Yourself (1974) . w/ The Wailers - Get up Stand up (1973) . Bob Marley and Peter…

RCA publish Etta James’ ‘Burnin’ Down the House: Live at the House of Blues’ (2002)

Etta James' 'Burnin' Down the House: Live at the House of Blues' is her twenty-eighth album recorded in West Hollywood and released on May 7, 2002 y Rca Victor.Track Listing : 1.Introduction - 0:50 . 2.Come To Mama (Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle) - 05:13 . 3.I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) - 05:21 . 4.Born To Be Wild (Mars Bonfire) - 06:20 . 5.I'D Rather Go Blind (Billy Foster,…

Rick James releases his fifth album : ‘Street Songs’ featuring ‘Super Freak’ (1981)

Rick James' 'Street Songs' feat. 'Super Freak is his fifth album released on April 7, 1981 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.Give It To Me Baby (Rick James) - 04:08 . 2.Ghetto Life (Rick James) - 04:20 . 3.Make Love To Me (Rick James) - 04:48 . 4.Mr. Policeman (Rick James) - 04:17 . 5.Super Freak (Rick James, Alonzo Miller) - 03:24 . 6.Fire And Desire (Rick James) - 07:17 . 7.Call Me Up (Rick James) -…

Island publish ‘Kaya’ recorded in London by Bob Marley and the Wailers (1978)

'Kaya' by Bob Marley and the Wailers is an album recorded in London and released on March 23, 1978 by IslandTrack Listing : 1.Easy Skanking (Bob Marley) - 02:53 . 2.Kaya (Bob Marley) - 03:15 . 3.Is This Love (Bob Marley) - 03:52 . 4.Sun Is Shining (Bob Marley) - 04:58 . 5.Satisfy My Soul (Bob Marley) - 04:30 . 6.She'S Gone (Bob Marley) - 02:25 . 7.Misty Morning (Bob Marley) - 03:32 . 8.Crisis…

Starting today, Bobby McFerrin tours Germany where he will record ‘The Voice,’ a live album (1984)

Bobby McFerrin's 'The Voice' is a live album recorded between March 17 & 26, 1984 in Germany and released the same year by Elektra.Track Listing : 1.Blackbird (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 03:07 . 2.The Jump (Bobby Mcferrin) - 04:48 . 3.El Brujo (Bobby Mcferrin) - 04:11 . 4.I Feel Good (James Brown) - 03:19 . 5.I'M My Own Walkman (Bobby Mcferrin) - 04:02 . 6.Music Box (Bobby Mcferrin) -…

Etta James records ‘Heart of a Woman’ for RCA (1999)

Etta James' 'Heart of a Woman' is an album recorded between March 15 & 23, 1999 and released on June 29, 1999 by RCA.Track Listing : 1.You Don'T Know What Love Is (Gene De Paul, Don Raye) - 05:28 . 2.Good Morning Heartache (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higgenbotham) - 05:28 . 3.My Old Flame (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) - 06:20 . 4.Say It Isn'T So (Irving Berlin) - 04:55 . 5.At Last (Mack…

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…

James Brown records ‘Love Power Peace,’ live at the Olympia in Paris (1971)

James Brown's 'Love Power Peace' is a live album recorded on March 8, 1971 at the Olympia, Paris with the original J.B.'s featuring Bootsy and Catfish Collins and released on August 23, 1992 by Polydor.Track Listing : 1.Intro (James Brown) - 00:00 . 2.Brother Rapp (James Brown) - 03:03 . 3.Ain'T It Funky Now (James Brown) - 05:36 . 4.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 06:12 .…

James Taylor releases his second album : ‘Sweet Baby James’ on Warner Bros (1970)

James Taylor's 'Sweet Baby James' is his second studio album released in February 1970 by Warner Bros. Track Listing : 1.Sweet Baby James (James Taylor) - 02:54 . 2.Lo And Behold (James Taylor) - 02:37 . 3.Sunny Skies (James Taylor) - 02:21 . 4.Steamroller (James Taylor) - 02:57 . 5.Country Road (James Taylor) - 03:22 . 6.Oh, Susanna (Stephen Foster) (James Taylor) - 01:58 . 7.Fire And Rain (James…

James Brown & The Famous Flames work on his first album ‘Please Please Please’ (1956)

James Brown's 'Please Please Please' is his debut studio album recorded between February 24, 1956 and September 18, 1958, with the Famous Flames and released in 1959 by King. Track Listing : 1.Please, Please, Please (James Brown, John Terry) - 02:47 . 2.Chonnie-On-Chon (James Brown, Bobby Byrd) - 02:13 . 3.Hold My Baby'S Hand (James Brown, Trevor Smith) - 02:14 . 4.I Feel That Old Feeling Coming…

United Artists Records publish Bobby Womack’s ‘Lookin’ For A Love Again’ featuring ‘Lookin’ for a Love’ (1974)

Bobby Womack's 'Lookin’ For A Love Again' is an album released on January 11, 1974 by United Artists Records.Track Listing : 1.Lookin' For A Love (James Alexander, Zelda Samuels) - 02:37 . 2.I Don'T Wanna Be Hurt By Ya Love Again (Bobby Womack) - 03:26 . 3.Doing It My Way (Bobby Womack) - 05:36 . 4.Let It Hang Out (Bobby Womack) - 02:22 . 5.Point Of No Return (Jim Ford) - 02:44 . 6.You'Re Welcome,…

King publish James Brown’s album : ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ (1966)

James Brown's 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' is a studio album released on January 1, 1966 by King.Track Listing : 1.I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown) - 02:44 . 2.Lost Someone (James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Lloyd Stallworth) - 03:32 . 3.Night Train (Jimmy Forrest, Lewis Simpkins, Oscar Washington) - 03:37 . 4.You'Ve Got The Power (James Brown, Johnny Terry) - 02:20 . 5.Love Don'T Love Nobody (James…

Bobby Bland releases his debut album : ‘Two Steps from the Blues’ (1961)

Bobby Bland's 'Two Steps from the Blues' is his debut album released on January 1, 1961 by Duke.Track Listing : 1.Two Steps From The Blues (Deadric Malone, John Riley Brown) - 02:34 . 2.Cry Cry Cry (Deadric Malone) - 02:43 . 3.I'M Not Ashamed (Don Robey, Joseph Scott) - 02:36 . 4.Don'T Cry No More (Don Robey) - 02:28 . 5.Lead Me On (Deadric Malone) - 02:06 . 6.I Pity The Fool (Deadric Malone) -…

We remember James Brown. ‘Mr. Feelgood’

This day (December 25, 2006), in Atlanta, Georgia, died James Brownan American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist who is one of the founding fathers of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance.Tracklist : Sex Machine (1971) . Make it Funky (2003) . I Feel Good (1989) . Its A Mans World (1981) . Nature (1979) . The Payback (1974) . Sunny (1971)…

Polydor publish James Brown’s ‘Revolution of the Mind : Recorded Live at the Apollo, Vol. III’ (1971)

James Brown's 'Revolution of the Mind : Recorded Live at the Apollo, Vol. III' is a live double album released in December 1971 by Polydor.Track Listing : 1.It'S A New Day So Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn (Intro) (James Brown) - 03:47 . 2.Bewildered (Teddy Powell, Leonard Whitcup) - 07:55 . 3.Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ron Lenhoff) - 05:05 .…

Polydor publish James Brown’s fortieth album : ‘The Payback’ (1973)

James Brown's 'The Payback' is his fortieth studio (and only album to be certified gold) album released in December 1973.Track Listing : 1.The Payback (James Brown, Fred Wesley, John "Jabo" Starks) - 07:39 . 2.Doing The Best I Can (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) - 07:42 . 3.Take Some...Leave Some (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Charles Bobbit) - 08:33 . 4.Shoot Your Shot (James Brown) -…

The Band record ‘The Last Waltz’ with Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and more guests (1976)

The Band's 'The Last Waltz' is a triple live album recorded on November 25, 1976 at Winterland Arena, San Francisco and released on April 7, 1978 by Warner Bros. Records Track Listing : 1.Theme From The Last Waltz (Robbie Robertson) - 03:28 . 2.Up On Cripple Creek (Robbie Robertson) - 04:44 . 3.Who Do You Love? (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 04:16 . 4.Helpless (Neil Young) - 05:47 . 5.Stage Fright (Robbie…

Polydor release James Brown’s album : ‘Get On the Good Foot’ featuring ‘Cold Sweat’ and ‘Please, Please, Please’ (1972)

James Brown's 'Get On the Good Foot' feat. 'Cold Sweat' & 'Please, Please, Please' is a double album released on November 20, 1972 by Polydor.Track Listing : 1.Get On The Good Foot, Pts. 1& 2 (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Joe Mims) - 05:44 . 2.The Whole World Needs Liberation (James Brown, Bobby Byrd) - 03:41 . 3.Your Love Was Good For Me (J. J. Barnes, Whiz Whisenhut) - 03:20 . 4.Cold…

Etta James releases her debut album : ‘At Last!’ featuring next to the title track : ‘I Just Want to Make Love to You’ (1960)

Etta James' 'At Last!' is her debut studio album released on November 15, 1960 by Argo.Track Listing : 1.Anything To Say You'Re Mine (Sonny Thompson) - 02:37 . 2.My Dearest Darling (Eddie Bocage, Paul Gayten) - 03:05 . 3.Trust In Me (Milton Ager, Jean Schwartz, Ned Weaver) - 03:01 . 4.A Sunday Kind Of Love (Louis Prima, Barbara Belle, Anita Leonard, Stan Rhodes) - 03:18 . 5.Tough Mary (Lorenzo…

James Brown records ‘Soul on Top’ with conductor Oliver Nelson and Louie Bellson & his orchestra (1969)

James Brown's 'Soul on Top' is an album recorded on November 10–11, 1969, with conductor Oliver Nelson and Louie Bellson & his orchestra and released in 1970 By King.Track Listing : 1.That'S My Desire (Helmy Kressa, Carroll Loveday) - 04:10 . 2.Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams) - 02:59 . 3.What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 03:06 . 4.It'S A Man'S, Man'S, Man'S…

James Brown records ‘Live at the Apollo’ with the Famous Flames (1962)

James Brown's 'Live at the Apollo' is a live album recorded on October 24, 1962 with the Famous Flames and released iIn May 1963 by King.Track Listing : 1.Introduction To James Brown And The Famous Flames (Fats Gonder) - 01:49 . 2.I'Ll Go Crazy (James Brown) - 02:05 . 3.Try Me (James Brown) - 02:27 . 4.Think (Lowman Pauling) - 01:58 . 5.I Don’T Mind (James Brown) - 02:28 . 6.Lost Someone (James…

Chuck Berry records ‘Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ a live album with Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Etta James and more (1986)

Chuck Berry's 'Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is a live album recorded on October 6 and 16, 1986 with Keith Richards, Eric Clapton', Robert Cray, Etta James and many more guests and released in October, 1987 by Mca.Track Listing : 1.Maybellene (Chuck Berry) - 02:37 . 2.Around And Around (Chuck Berry) - 02:24 . 3.Sweet Little Sixteen (Chuck Berry) - 02:42 . 4.Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Chuck Berry) -…

James Brown records ‘Sex Machine,’ a double live album with the original J.B.’s (1969)

James Brown's 'Sex Machine' is a double live album recorded on October 14, 1969, with the original J.B.'s featuring Bootsy Collins and Catfish Collins and released In 1970 By King.Track Listing : 1.Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ron Lenhoff) - 10:48 . 2.Brother Rapp (Part I & Part Ii) - (James Brown) - 05:09 . 3.Medley: - 13:42 . - Bewildered (Teddy…

United Artists publish Bobby Womack’s album ‘Communication’ featuring ‘That’s The Way I Feel About Cha’ (1971)

Bobby Womack's, 'Communication' is an album (including the hit 'That's The Way I Feel About Cha') released on September 15, 1971 by United Artists Records.Track Listing : 1.Communication (Bobby Womack) - 04:30 . 2.Come L'Amore (Bob Hilliard, Leon Ware) - 03:00 . 3.Fire And Rain (James Taylor) - 04:30 . 4.(If You Don'T Want My Love) - 0Give It Back (Bobby Womack) - 02:50 . 5.Medley:…

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.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 . 4.Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 03:59 . 5.Fever (Eddie Cooley,…

James Van Heusen Goes All The Way

From 'Polka Dots And Moonbeams' to 'Darn That Dream' , we have mixed 21 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'James Van Heusen'. It has Bobby Darin, Chico Hamilton, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson and many more.

This week In Jazz Legends 21/52

Christian Scott, Quintet, Bob James, David Sanborn, George Benson, Southside Aces, Evan Christopher, Irvin Mayfield, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Camilo, Tomatito, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ben Sidran, Archie Shepp

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…

Stanley Turrentine records ‘Don’t Mess With Mister T.’ for CTI (1973)

Stanley Turrentine's 'Don't Mess With Mister T.' is an album arranged by Bob James and recorded on June 7–8, 1973 by CTI.1 . Don't Mess With Mr. T (Live) Track Listing : 1.Don'T Mess With Mister T. (Marvin Gaye) - 09:51 . 2.Two For T. (Stanley Turrentine) - 07:06 . 3.Too Blue (Stanley Turrentine) - 07:21 . 4.I Could Never Repay Your Love (Bruce Hawes) - 08:22 Alen MacweeneyALSO READOfficial…

Ice Cube releases ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted,’ his first album after his split from N.W.A. (1990)

Ice Cube's 'AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted' is his solo debut studio album released on May 16, 1990 after his split from N.W.A. by Priority.Track Listing : 1.Better Off Dead (Sir Jinx) - 01:03 . 2.The Nigga Ya Love To Hate (Ice Cube, E. Sadler) - 03:15 . . 3.Amerikkka'S Most Wanted (Ice Cube, E. Sadler, Keith Shocklee) - 04:05 . . 4.What They Hittin' Foe? (The Average White Band, Ice Cube) - 01:20 .…

Happy Birthday Steve Gadd. ‘He Is So Gadd’

This day (April 9, 1945), in Irondequoit, New York, is born Steve Gadd, an American session and studio drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Hermine Deurloo (2020) . w/ Blicher & Hemmer - Up Close (2019) . Can't turn you loose (2018) . w/ Chick Corea (Blue note NYC 2016) . Way Back Home (2015) . w/ Buddy Rich Big Band - Unknown . w/ James Taylor - Your Smiling Face (2012) . w/ Friends - Caravan…