The Isley Brothers release ‘Body Kiss,’ their twenty ninth album written, arranged and produced by R. Kelly (2003)

The Isley Brothers' 'Body Kiss' is their twenty ninth studio album written, arranged and produced by R. Kelly and released on May 6, 2003 by T-Neck / Dreamworks.Track Listing : 1.Superstar (R. Kelly) - 03:54 . 2.Lucky Charm (R. Kelly) - 04:31 . 3.What Would You Do? (R. Kelly) - 03:47 . 4.Body Kiss (R. Kelly, Lil' Kim) - 04:02 . 5.Busted (R. Kelly) - 03:58 . 6.Showdown, Vol. 1 (R. Kelly) - 04:59 .…

The Isley Brothers release their fifteenth album ‘Go for Your Guns’ (1977)

The Isley Brothers's 'Go for Your Guns' is their fifteenth album released on March 8, 1977 by T-Neck Records.Track Listing : 1.The Pride (Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper) - 05:33 . 2.Footsteps In The Dark (Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper) - 05:07 . 3.Tell Me When You Need It Again (Rudolph…

Neville Brothers open for The Dead (1985)

December 31, 1985 - The Neville Brothers - that is Aaron Neville (voc), Art Neville (kb), Charles Neville (ss, as), Cyril Neville (perc), Brian Stoltz (g), Daryl Johnson (b) and William Green (d) will open for The Grateful Dead at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland

Atlantic publish The Blues Brothers’ first album : ‘Briefcase Full of Blues,’ recorded live in Los Angeles (1978)

The Blues Brothers' 'Briefcase Full of Blues' is their first album released on November 28, 1978 by Atlantic Records.Track Listing : 1.Opening: I Can'T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) - 01:50 . 2.Hey Bartender (Floyd Dixon) - 03:01 . 3.Messin' With The Kid (Mel London) - 03:35 . 4.(I Got Everything I Need) Almost (Donnie Walsh) - 02:50 . 5.Rubber Biscuit (Charles Johnson, Adam R. Levy) - 02:57 .…

This week In Soul Artists 17/52

The Neville Brothers, James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, Narada Michael Walden, The Brothers Johnson, George Benson, Zapp Band, The Temptations, Luther Vandross, Billy Paul, Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton

Happy Birthday Narada Michael Walden. ‘Mas Que Narada’

This day (April 23, 1952), in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is born Narada Michael Walden, an American producer, drummer, singer and songwriter. Digest Tracklist : Sizzle Reel (2013) . 40 Days & 40 Nights (2012) . Shake The House . w/ Jeff Beck - Drum Solo, Sheffield (2010) . Freeway Of Love (2008) . w/ Joe Zawinul, Alphonso Johnson & Alex Acuna - Black Market (1995) . Interview (1988) . The Real…

Tamla publish Marvin Gaye’s sixteenth album : ‘In Our Lifetime’ (1981)

Marvin Gaye's 'In Our Lifetime' is his sixteenth (and final for Motown) studio album released on January 15, 1981 by Tamla. Track Listing : 1.Praise (Marvin Gaye) - 04:51 . 2.Life Is For Learning (Marvin Gaye) - 03:39 . 3.Love Party (Marvin Gaye) - 04:58 . 4.Funk Me (Marvin Gaye) - 05:34 . 5.Far Cry (Marvin Gaye) - 04:28 . 6.Love Me Now Or Love Me Later (Marvin Gaye) - 04:59 . 7.Heavy Love Affair…

Paul Simon releases his seventh album : ‘Graceland’ featuring ‘You Can Call Me Al’ and ‘The Boy in the Bubble’ (1986)

Paul Simon's 'Graceland' is his seventh studio album released on August 12, 1986 by Warner Bros.1 . The Boy In The Bubble 2 . The Story Of Graceland 3 . Paul Simon Explains Why The Titlesong Graceland Is His Favorite 4 . Gumboots (Itunes Festival) 5 . Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes 6 . Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (w/ Ladysmith Black Mambazo - ") 7 . You Can Call Me Al (Official Video)…

Virgin release Ben Harper’s second album : ‘Fight for Your Mind’ (1995)

Ben Harper's 'Fight for Your Mind' is his second (and last before adding the Innocent Criminals to his line-up) album released on August 1, 1995 by Virgin.1 . Ground On Down 2 . Ground On Down 3 . Another lonely day 4 . Please Me Like You Want To (w/ Jack Johnson) 5 . Gold to Me 6 . Burn One Down 7 . Excuse Me Mr 8 . Excuse Me Mr (Eurockéennes, 2008) 9 . Fight For Your Mind (Rockpalast, 1998) 10…

The Jacksons release ‘Victory’ featuring ‘State of Shock’ recorded with Mick Jagger (1984)

The Jacksons' 'Victory' is their seventeenth (and the first and only one to include all si brothers) studio album released on July 2, 1984 by Epic.1 . Torture (Official Video) 2 . VICTORY 3 . State Of Shock (w/ Michael, Mick AND Freddie) Track Listing : 1.Torture (Jackie Jackson, Kathy Wakefield) - 04:53 . 2.Wait (Jackie Jackson, David Paich) - 05:25 . 3.One More Chance (Randy Jackson) - 05:06 .…

Beck releases his second official album : ‘Odelay’ featuring ‘Where It’s At’ (1996)

Beck's 'Odelay' feat. 'Where It's At' is his second official studio album, originally released on June 18, 1996 by Dgc.1 . Devils Haircut (Official Video) 2 . Devils Haircut (2 Meter Sessions) 3 . Devil's Haircut (Later With Jools Holland, 1997) 4 . Hotwax (San Francisco, Treasure Island Music Festival 2013) 5 . The New Pollution (Official Video) 6 . The New Pollution (Official Video) 7 . The New…

We remember Wes Montgomery. ‘Once Upon A Time, Wes’

This day (June 15, 1968), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died John Leslie Montgomery a.k.a Wes Montgomery, an American jazz guitarist .Tracklist : 1 . Round Midnight 2 . Twisted Blues 3 . Windy (1967) 4 . There'S That Rainy Day 5 . Nica'S Dream (1965) 6 . Blues in F (1965) 7 . Impressions (1965) 8 . Full House Tracklist : Four On Six . Airegin . West Coast Blues . D-Natural Blues . Polka Dots and…

Santana release ‘Supernatural,’ their seventeenth album featuring ‘Maria, Maria’ (1999)

Santana's 'Supernatural' feat. 'Maria, Maria' is their seventeenth (and most successful ) album released on June 14, 1999 by Arista.1 . Supernatural (Da Le) Yaleo Live 2 . Love of My Life (w/ Dave Matthews) 3 . Everlast & Put Your Lights On (Live) 4 . Africa Bamba (Official Video) 5 . Africa bamba (Viña del mar 2009) 6 . Do u like the way (w/ Laurynn Hill, Cee lo= 7 . Maria Maria (w/ The…

J Records publish Alicia Keys’ debut album : ‘Songs in A Minor’ featuring ‘Fallin” (2001)

Alicia Keys' 'Songs in A Minor' is her debut studio album (featuring only one song 'Jane Doe' in the key of A minor) released on June 5, 2001 by J Records .1 . Girlfriend (2002 NBA All Star Weekend) 2 . How Come You Don't Call Me (Later With Jools Holland) 3 . How Come You Don't Call Me (Official HD Video) 4 . Fallin' (Official HD Video) 5 . Fallin (Manchester Cathedral) 6 . Troubles (Live) 7 .…

Arista release Whitney Houston’s second album : ‘Whitney’ featuring ‘ I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ (1987)

Whitney Houston's ‘Whitney' feat. ' I Wanna Dance With Somebody' is her second studio album released on June 2, 1987 by Arista Records.1 . I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Official Video) 2 . I Wanna Dance With Somebody 3 . Love Will Save The Day 4 . Didn't We Almost Have It All (Official Video) 5 . Didn't We Almost Have It All (Nelson Mandella Freedom Fest, 1988) 6 . So Emotional (Japan) 7 . So…

We Remember Gregg Allman

May 27, 2017 - Mr.Gregory Lenoir Allman simply known as Gregg Allman, American singer-songwriter and musician, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. passed away aged 52. He is remembered.Allman Brothers Band' s 'Eat a Peach' is their third studio album (the last with Duane Allman) produced by Tom Dowd and released on February 12, 1972 >> Allman Brothers Band 's 'Brothers and…

Common releases ‘Be,’ his sixth album produced by Kanye West and J Dilla (2005)

Common's 'Be' is his sixth studio album produced by Kanye West and J Dilla and released on May 24, 2005 by Geffen / GOOD MusicTrack Listing : 1.Be (Lonnie Lynn, Kanye West, Albert Jones) - 02:24 . . 2.The Corner (Lonnie Lynn, Kanye West, Abiodun Oyewole, Umar Bin Hassan, Leon Moore) - 03:45 . . 3.Go! (Lonnie Lynn, Kanye West, John Mayer, Linda Lewis) - 03:44 . . 4.Faithful (Lonnie Lynn, Kanye…

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,…

Happy Birthday Willie Nelson. ‘Simple Nelson’

This day (April 29, 1933), in Abbott, Texas, U.S., is born Willie Hugh Nelson a.k.a Willie Nelson, American singer, songwriter and activistDigest Tracklist : Hello Walls . Mr. Record Man (1969) . Bloody Mary Morning (Austin City Limits, 1974) . If You’ve Got The Money Honey (1977) . Live Medley (w/ Bee Gees, Glen Campbell, 1979) . Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (Midnight Special 1980) . Somewhere…

Gregg Allman plays The Roxy (2015)

April 24, 2015 - Gregg Allman will be with Scott Sharrard (g), Peter Levin (kb), Steve Potts (d), Marc Quinones (perc), Ron Johnson (b), Jay Collins, Art Edmaiston & Marc Franklin (horns) plus daughter of Tom Johnston of Doobie Brothers : Lara Johnston at The Roxy Theater in Los Angeles

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…

Hank, Kacey, Miranda et al celebrate Merle Haggard (2017)

April 6, 2017 - Hank Williams Jr., Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Avett Brothers, Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Keith Richards and more. They all take part in the Merle Haggard Tribute at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN

Happy Birthday Emmylou Harris

April 2, 19** - Emmylou Harris, American singer, songwriter and musician is @)_!. Happy Birthday Miss Stray Cats, Levon Helm, B.B. King, Al Kooper, Don Was, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, The Byrds with Roger McGuinn, David Crosby & Chris Hillman, Bob Dylan plus Cindy Bullens (g), Wendy Melvoin (g), Lisa Coleman (kb), Tina Weymouth (b), Debbie Peterson (voc)and Carla Azar (d). They…

Boz Scaggs releases his immensely successful album : ‘Silk Degrees’ (1976)

Boz Scaggs' 'Silk Degrees' is his seventh album (that will eventually spend 115 weeks on the Billboard 200) released in March 1976 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.What Can I Say (Boz Scaggs, David David Paich) - 03:01 . 2.Georgia (Boz Scaggs) - 03:57 . 3.Jump Street (Boz Scaggs, David David Paich) - 05:14 . 4.What Do You Want The Girl To Do (Allen Toussaint) - 03:53 . 5.Harbor Lights (Boz…

We remember Chuck Berry. ‘Ageless Rocker & Bluesman’

This day (March 18, 2017), in St. Charles County, Missouri, died Charles Edward Anderson 'Chuck' Berryan American guitarist, singe, songwriter and rock and roll pioneerTracklist : Johnny B. Goode (1958) . You Never Can Tell . Roll over Beethoven (1972) . Maybellene (1958) . Sweet Little Sixteen . No Particular Place To Go . w/ Tina Turner - Rock n roll music . Carol . w/ Robert Cray - Brown Eyed…

Happy Birthday Phil Lesh

March 15, 1940 - Philip Chapman Lesh simply known as Phil Lesh, bassist and co-founding member of the Grateful Dead, is 81. Happy Birthday, SirThe Grateful Dead 's 'Wake of the Flood' is a studio album (the first without founding member Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan) released on October 15, 1973 by Grateful Dead Records. >>Grateful Dead's 'From the Mars Hotel' is a studio album recorded in April…

Tedeschi Trucks Band release their fourth album ‘Signs’ featuring ‘Hard Case’ (2019)

Tedeschi Trucks Band's 'Signs' is their fourth album recorded live to two-inch analog tape, co-produced by Derek Trucks, Jim Scott and Bobby Tis, featuring among other guests Warren Haynes & Doyle Bramhall II and released on February 15, 2019 by Fantasy(Source Tedeschi Trucks Band - Signs | Official Site)NPR There's such warmth to the playing, you can picture the band members standing in the…

Stones Throw publish ‘Donuts,’ J Dilla’s second album (2006)

J Dilla's 'Donuts' is his second (and final during his lifetime) studio album released on February 7, 2006 by Stones Throw Records.Track Listing : 1.Donuts (Outro) (J Dilla) - 00:11 . . 2.Workinonit (J Dilla) - 02:57 . 3.Waves (J Dilla) - 01:38 . . 4.Light My Fire (J Dilla) - 00:35 . . 5.The New (J Dilla) - 00:49 . . 6.Stop (J Dilla) - 01:39 . . 7.People (J Dilla) - 01:24 . . 8.The…

We remember Mahalia Jackson. ‘The Gospel Of MJ’

This day (January 27, 1972), in Evergreen Park, Illinois, died Mahalia Jackson,an African-American gospel contre-alto singer referred to as 'The Queen of Gospel'.Tracklist : Silent Night . Trouble Of The World . Jesus And The Woman At The Well (1961) . Amazing Grace . Down By The Riverside . Mahalia Jackson & Nat King Cole - Steal Away (1957) . The Battle Of Jericho (1957) . How I Got Over .…

Happy Birthday Aaron Neville. ‘Brother Aaron’

This day (January 24, 1941), is born Aaron Neville, an American soul and R&B, country singer alone or with his brothers Art, Charles and Cyril as The Neville Brothers. Tracklist : Amazing Grace (2019) . Don't Know Much (2017) . w/ The Rolling Stones - Under The Boardwalk (2013) . Don't Know Much (Tribute to Linda Ronstadt, 2016) . The Neville Brothers - Amazing Grace . I Am a Pilgrim…

AC/DC release their tenth album : ‘Blow Up Your Video’ featuring ‘Heatseeker’ (1987)

AC/DC's 'Blow Up Your Video' is their tenth album recorded in France during summer 1987 and released on January 18, 1988 by Albert.Track Listing : 1.Heatseeker (Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Brian Johnson) - 03:50 . 2.That'S The Way I Wanna Rock 'N' Roll (Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Brian Johnson) - 03:45 . 3.Meanstreak (Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Brian Johnson) - 04:08 . 4.Go Zone (Malcolm Young,…

Warner Bros. publish Bootsy’s Rubber Band’s album : ‘Ahh…The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!’ produced by George Clinton (1977)

Bootsy's Rubber Band's 'Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!' is an album produced by George Clinton and Bootsy Collins and released on January 14, 1977 by Warner Bros. Records.Track Listing : 1.Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby (William Collins, George Clinton, Maceo Parker) - 06:52 . 2.The Pinocchio Theory (William Collins, George Clinton) - 06:08 . 3.Rubber Duckie (William Collins, George Clinton,…

We remember Michael Brecker. ‘Ace Brecker’

This day (January 13, 2007), in New York City, New York, died Michael Brecker, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.Tracklist : Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (2003) . Delta City Blues (1998) . Peep (1990) . w/ Bill Evans, Ernie Watts, Stanley Turrentine - Four Sleepers / Pools (1989) . w/ Pat Metheny - Song For Bilbao . Choral (1983) . w/ Ben Sidran - Someday My Prince Will Come (1978) .…

Alison, Lyle, Susan, Derek et al ‘Sing One With Willie’ (2019)

January 12, 2019 - Chris Stapleton, Bobby Bare, Margo Price, Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, The Avett Brothers, Ray Benson, Jack Johnson, Sturgill Simpson, Eric Church, Dane Matthews, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, George Strait, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson and more. They all take part in "Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw "…

Happy Birthday Mike Stern. ‘Upside Mike’

This day (January 10, 1953), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Mike Sedgwick a.k.a. Mike Stern, an American jazz guitarist,Tracklist : w/ Jeff Lorber - Righteous (2019) . w/ Manu Katche Richard Bona & Niels Lan Doky - @Jazz in Marciac (2018) . Out Of The Blue (2017) . Chromazone (2016) . Kate (2015) . w/ Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover (2013) . January 1 (2012) . w/ Didier Lockwood -…

David Ruffin begins the recording of ‘David,’ a posthumous album (1969)

David Ruffin's 'David' is an album (also known as 'The Unreleased Album') recorded between January 6, 1969 & May 26, 1971 and released on June 25, 2004 by Hip-O.Track Listing : 1.Each Day Is A Lifetime (Henry Cosby, Dino Fekaris, Nick Zesses) - 03:11 . 2.I Want You Back (The Corporation, Berry Gordy, Jr., Alphonso Mizell, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards) - 02:50 . 3.Out In The…

Wes Montgomery records his debut album : ‘Fingerpickin” for Pacific Jazz (1957)

Wes Montgomery's 'Fingerpickin'' is his debut album recorded on December 30, 1957 and featuring seven tracks originally released as The Montgomery Brothers.Track Listing : 1.Sound Carrier (Buddy Montgomery) - 06:57 . 2.Bud'S Beaux Arts (Buddy Montgomery) - 07:33 . 3.Bock To Bock (Buddy Montgomery) - 10:08 . 4.Billie'S Bounce (Charlie Parker) - 04:42 . 5.Lois Ann (Buddy Montgomery) - 04:45 . 6.All…