Happy Birthday Joseph Bowie. ‘Living Defunkt’

This day (October 17, 1953), in St Louis, Missouri, is born Joseph Bowie, an American bandleader, trombonist, and founder of the seminal jazz fusion band, Defunkt. Digest Tracklist : Defunkt – @ Reigen, Vienna (2019) . Defunkt – @ Piano Dortmund (2018) . w/ Seven Eleven – Gimme the Funk (2015) . w/ Saskia Laroo band – @ Paradiso Amsterdam (2014) . Defunkt Millenium – Believing In Love (2012) .…

Jamiroquai release their fifth album : ‘A Funk Odyssey’ (2001)

Jamiroquai's 'A Funk Odyssey' is their fifth studio album released on September 3, 2001 by Sony Soho Square.Track listing : 1.Feel So Good (Jay Kay, Toby Smith) - 05:21 . 2.Little L (Jay Kay, Toby Smith) - 04:55 . 3.You Give Me Something (Jay Kay, Rob Harris, Nick Fyffe) - 03:23 . 4.Corner of the Earth (Jay Kay, Rob Harris) - 05:40 . 5.Love Foolosophy (Jay Kay, Toby Smith) - 03:45 . 6.Stop…

Parlophone publish ‘Gorillaz’ by virtual band Gorillaz, fully written by Damon Albarn (2001)

'Gorillaz' is the virtual band's eponymous debut studio album produced by Tom Girling, Jason Cox & Dan the Automator and released on March 26 , 2001 by Parlophone / Virgin.Track Listing : 1.Re-Hash (Damon Albarn) - 03:37 . 2.5/4 (Damon Albarn) - 02:39 . 3.Tomorrow Comes Today (Damon Albarn) - 03:12 . 4.New Genius (Brother) (Damon Albarn, Odetta Gordon) - 03:57 . . 5.Clint Eastwood (Damon…

The Prodigy release ‘The Fat of the Land,’ their third studio album featuring ‘Breathe’ and ‘Firestarter’ (1997)

The Prodigy' s 'The Fat of the Land' is their third studio album released on June 30, 1997 by XL Recordings / Maverick Records.1 . Smack My Bitch Up (Rock am Ring, 2009) 2 . Breathe 3 . Breathe (Rock am Ring, 2009) 4 . Diesel Power (Rock am Ring, 2009) 5 . Funky Shit (Phoenix Festival, 1996) 6 . Mindfields (Phoenix Festival, 1996) 7 . Firestarter (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.Smack My Bitch…

Def Jam publish Public Enemy’s second album :’It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’ featuring ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ (1988)

Public Enemy's 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back' is their second studio album produced by member Chuck D and Hank Shocklee and released on June 28, 1988.by Def Jam / Columbia1 . Countdown To Armageddon (Chuck D Intro, Sydney) 2 . Countdown To Armageddon / Mind Terrorist (Live) 3 . Bring The Noise (Original Video) 4 . Bring The Noise (Official Video, w/ Anthrax) 5 . Don't Believe The…

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…

Columbia release Beyoncé’s debut album : ‘Dangerously in Love’ featuring ‘Crazy in Love’ (2003)

Beyoncé's 'Dangerously in Love' feat. "Crazy in Love" is her debut studio album released on June 24, 2003 by Columbia.1 . Crazy In Love (w/ Jay-Z) 2 . Naughty Girl 3 . Baby Boy (w/ Sean Paul 4 . Be With You (Early Show, 09.07.03) 5 . Me, Myself and I 6 . Me, Myself & I (AOL Music Sessions) 7 . Me Myself And I (Billboard Awards, 2003) 8 . Speechless (Live, 2011) 9 . Dangerously In Love (Live)…

East West publish En Vogue’s third album : ‘EV3’ featuring ‘Don’t Let Go (Love)’ (1997)

En Vogue's 'EV3' feat. 'Don't Let Go (Love)' is their third studio album released on June 17, 1997 on East West Records. 1 . Whatever (Official Music Video) 2 . Don't Let Go (Official Video) 3 . Too Gone, Too Long (Official Video) 4 . Too Gone, Too Long (Live, 1997) Track Listing : 1.Whatever (Babyface, Keith Andes, Giuliano Franco) - 04:20 . 2.Don'T Let Go (Andrea Martin,Ivan Matias, Organized…

Columbia publish Herbie Hancock’s ‘Sunlight’ recorded with Tony Williams and Jaco Pastorius (1978)

Herbie Hancock's 'Sunlight' is an album recorded with Tony Williams and Jaco Pastorius and released on June 15, 1978 by Columbia.1 . I Thought It Was You Track Listing : 1.I Thought It Was You (Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin, Jeffrey Cohen) – 08:56 . 2.Come Running To Me (Herbie Hancock, Allee Willis) – 08:25 . 3.Sunlight (Herbie Hancock) - 07:12 . 4.No Means Yes (Herbie Hancock) - 06:21 . 5.Good…

Stanley Clarke releases his fourth album : ‘School Days’ recorded with John Mclaughlin, George Duke, Billy Cobham et al (1976)

Stanley Clarke's 'School Days' is his fourth album recorded in June 1976 and released the same year by Nemperor Records.1 . School Days (w/ George Duke) 2 . School Days (w/ Larry Coryell, Sevilla, 1991) 3 . Life Is Just A Game (10/12/1979) 4 . Life Is Just A Game Track Listing : 1.School Days (Stanley Clarke) - 07:51 . 2.Quiet Afternoon (Stanley Clarke) - 05:09 . 3.The Dancer (Stanley…

Teddy Pendergrass releases ‘Life Is a Song Worth Singing,’ his second album featuring ‘Only You’ and ‘Close the Door’ (1978)

Teddy Pendergrass 'Life Is a Song Worth Singing' feat. 'Only You' & 'Close the Door' is his second album released on June 2, 1978 by Philadelphia International Records.1 . Life Is A Song Worth Singing (1979) 2 . Only You (Live) 3 . Only You (Live '82) 4 . Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose (Live '79) 5 . Close The Door (Official Video) 6 . Close The Door (Live) Track Listing : 1.Life Is…

The Police release ‘Synchronicity,’ their fifth and final album featuring ‘Every Breath You Take’ (1983)

The Police's 'Synchronicity' is their fifth, final and most popular studio album co-produced with Hugh Padgham and released on June 1, 1983 by A&M.1 . Synchronicity Live in Usa 2 . Walking In Your Footsteps (Oakland 1983) 3 . Walking in your footsteps 4 . O, My God (Oakland '83) 5 . O, My God 6 . Synchronicity II 7 . Synchronicity II (Montreal '83) 8 . Every Breath You Take (Official Video)…

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…

This week In Singing Ladies 21/52

Lalah Hathaway, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Patti Labelle, Gladys Knight, Minnie Riperton, Diana Ross, Lauryn Hill, En Vogue, Tina Turner, Jewel & Beyonce, Omara Portuondo

Epic publish Jeff Beck’s third solo album : ‘Wired’ (1976)

Jeff Beck's 'Wired' is his third solo (and strictly instrumental) album released in May 1976 by Epic. Track Listing : 1.Led Boots (Max Middleton) - 04:03 . 2.Come Dancing (Narada Michael Walden) - 05:55 . 3.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus) - 05:31 . 4.Head For Backstage Pass (Wilbur Bascomb, Andy Clark) - 02:43 . 5.Blue Wind (Jan Hammer) - 05:54 . 6.Sophie (Narada Michael Walden) -…

Daft Punk release ‘Random Access Memories,’ their fourth album featuring ‘Get Lucky’ (2013)

Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' incl. 'Get Lucky' is their fourth studio album released on May 17, 2013 by Daft Life.Track Listing : 1.Give Life Back To Music (Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, Paul Jackson, Jr., Nile Rodgers) - 04:34 . 2.The Game Of Love (Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo) - 05:21 . 3.Giorgio By Moroder (Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo,…

Parlophone release Paul McCartney’s second solo album : ‘McCartney II’ featuring ‘Coming Up’ (1980)

Paul McCartney's 'McCartney II' is his second completely solo album (his first while he is in Wings), released on May 16, 1980 by Parlophone / Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Coming Up (Paul McCartney) - 03:53 . 2.Temporary Secretary (Paul McCartney) - 03:14 . 3.On The Way (Paul McCartney) - 03:38 . 4.Waterfalls (Paul McCartney) - 04:43 . 5.Nobody Knows (Paul McCartney) - 02:52 . 6.Front Parlour (Paul…

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 Buckethead. ‘Bucket Garni’

This day (May 13, 1969), in Huntington Beach, California, is born Brian Carroll a.k.a Buckethead , a guitarist and multi instrumentalist.Digest Tracklist : Jordan (2019) . Claymation Courtyard (2018) . w/ Brain & Brewer - Gory Head Stump (2017) . Soothsayer (B.B. Kings,2016) . BucketHead - Colorado (2012) . Night of the slunk (2008) . Frozen Brains Tell No Tales (2006) . Guitar Solo,…

Gordy publish Rick James’ ‘Throwin’ Down’ featuring The Temptations, Teena Marie and Grace Slick (1982)

Rick James' 'Throwin' Down' is an album featuring The Temptations, Teena Marie and Grace Slick as guests and released on May 13, 1982 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.Dance Wit' Me (Rick James) - 07:16 . 2.Money Talks (Rick James) - 04:50 . 3.Teardrops (Rick James) - 04:49 . 4.Throwdown (Rick James) - 03:17 . 5.Standing On The Top (Rick James) - 03:51 . 6.Hard To Get (Rick James) - 04:07 . 7.Happy…

Happy Birthday Joe Bonamassa. ‘Hey Joe’

This day (May 8, 1977), in New Hartford, New York, is born Joe Bonamassa, an American blues rock guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Walk In My Shadow (2020) . This Train (2019) . Redemption (2018) . Drive (At Carnegie Hall, 2017) . Mountain Climbing (2016) . Sloe Gin (Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, 2015) . Oh Beautiful (PinkPop, 2014) . Athens to Athens ( LIVE at Vienna Opera House) . Driving…

Motown Records publish Jackson 5’s ‘ABC’ featuring ‘The Love You Save’ (1970)

The Jackson 5's 'ABC' feat. 'The Love You Save' is their second studio album released on May 8, 1970 by Motown Records. Track Listing : 1.The Love You Save (The Corporation) - 03:01 . 2.One More Chance (The Corporation) - 02:59 . 3.Abc (The Corporation) - 02:56 . 4.2-4-6-8 (Gloria Jones, Pam Sawyer) - 02:55 . 5.(Come 'Round Here) I'M The One You Need (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland)…

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

Paul McCartney releases his third solo album produced by George Martin : ‘Tug of War’ featuring ‘Ebony & Ivory’ (1982)

Paul McCartney's 'Tug of War' feat. 'Ebony & Ivory' is his third solo studio album produced by George Martin and released on April 26, 1982 by Parlophone.Track Listing : 1.Tug Of War (Paul McCartney) - 04:22 . 2.Take It Away (Paul McCartney) - 04:14 . 3.Somebody Who Cares (Paul McCartney) - 03:19 . 4.What'S That You'Re Doing? (Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder) - 06:19 . 5.Here Today (Paul…

Beastie Boys drop their third album : ‘Check Your Head’ (1992)

Beastie Boys' 'Check Your Head' is their third studio album released on April 21, 1992 by Capitol. Track Listing : 1.Jimmy James (Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Mario Caldato Jr.) - 03:14 . 2.Funky Boss (Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Mark Ramos Nishita) - 01:35 . 3.Pass The Mic (Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Mario Caldato Jr.) - 04:17 . 4.Gratitude (Michael…

We wish ‘Gefeliciteerd!’ to Han Bennink. ‘Let It Bennink’

This day (April 17, 1942), in Zaandam, the Netherlands, is born Donald Hantopher 'Han' Bennink, a Dutch jazz drummer and percussionist.Digest Tracklist : w/ Uri Caine (2018) . w/ Terrie Ex (2016) . Desktop Drumming HEREZIE (2014) . Solo Improvisation At Bishopsgate Institute, London . Anton Goudsmit En Han Bennink Spelen Traps No. 1 (2009) . Cheltenham (2008) . w/ Trio Bbg (2006) . Live @…

Universal publish Dee Dee Bridgewater’s album : ‘Red Earth’ recorded with african musicians (2007)

Dee Dee Bridgewater's 'Red Earth' is an album (subtitled 'A Malian Journey') released on April 17, 2007 by Universal.Track Listing : 1.Afro Blue (Oscar Brown, Jr., Mongo Santamaría) - 05:11 . 2.Bad Spirits (Dee Dee Bridgewater) - 05:49 . 3.Dee Dee (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Baba Sissoko (Dee Dee Bridgewater) - 02:57 . 4.Mama Don'T Ever Go Away (Dee Dee Bridgewater) - 05:39 . 5.Long Time Ago (Dee Dee…

Happy Birthday to Al Green. ‘Al(leluia) Green’

This day (April 13, 1946), in Forrest City, Arkansas, is born Albert Greene a.k.a. Al Green, an American gospel and soul music singer.Digest Tracklist : Simply Beautiful (2019) . I'm still in love with you . How Can You Mend A Broken Heart . w/ Ann Nesby - Put It On Paper . Lets Stay Together (2010) . w/ Ben E. King, Teddy Pendergrass, Chuck Jackson, Brian Mcknight - Stand By Me (1993) . w/…

Happy Birthday Herbie Hancock

This day (April 12, 1940 ), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Herbert Jeffrey Herbie Hancock, an American pianist, keyboardist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Actual Proof (Austin City Limits) . SoCal Connected (2014) . w/ Friends - Walkin (2012) . w/ Pink, Seal, India Arie - Imagine (2010) . w/ Christina Aguilera - A Song For You (2008) . w/ .Wynton Marsalis - Chicago. Part 2 (1981) . w/ Wayne…

Columbia publish Aerosmith’s third album : ‘Toys in the Attic’ featuring ‘Walk This Way’ (1975)

Aerosmith's 'Toys in the Attic' is their third (and their most commercially successful) studio album, released on April 8, 1975 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Toys In The Attic (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry) - 03:07 . 2.Uncle Salty (Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton) - 04:09 . 3.Adam'S Apple (Steven Tyler) - 04:33 . 4.Walk This Way (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry) - 03:41 . 5.Big Ten Inch Record (Fred Weismantel) -…

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) -…

This week In Male Balladeers 14/52

Lenny Kravitz, Joe Cocker, Randy Newman, Van Morrison, Maxwell, Sting, Elvis Presley, Eric Burdon, Dr. John, John Oates, Lou Reed, Chris Martin

Lalo Schifrin records ‘Black Widow’ featuring Patti Austin for CTI (1976)

Lalo Schifrin's 'Black Widow' is an album featuring, among others, Patti Austin on vocals and recorded on March 29 & 30, 1976 and released the same year by CTITrack Listing : 1.Black Widow (Lalo Schifrin) - 04:11 . 2.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) - 04:31 . 3.Quiet Village (Les Baxter) - 05:45 . 4.Moonglow/Theme From Picnic (Will Hudson, Irving Mills, Eddie Delange/George Duning, Steve…

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 Jorge Ben. ‘Parabéns! Mas Que Todos, Jorge’

This day (March 22, 1942), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is born Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes a.k.a. Jorge Ben Jor , a Brazilian popular musician.Tracklist : Taj Mahal (2019) . São Valentin (2018) . Psicodália (2018) . País Tropical @ Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony . Zumbi / Bebete Vambora / Take It Easey My Brother Charles (2014) . Mas Que Nada (2012) . w/ Lucio Dalla - Mas Que Nada (2007) . Que…