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 .…

Funkadelic release the album : ‘First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate’ (2014)

Funkadelic's 'First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate' is an album released on December 23, 2014, 33 years after their last official album, by The C Kunspyruhzy.Track Listing : 1.Baby Like Fonkin' It Up (George Clinton, Novena Carmel, Tracey Lewis, Tra'Zae Lewis-Clinton & Gilberto Fuentes) - 09:37 . 2.Get Low (George Clinton, Tairee Parks, Lashonda Clinton & Tracey Lewis) - 05:44 . 3.If I Didn'T…

Stevie Wonder releases his twenty third album : ‘A Time to Love’ featuring ‘So What the Fuss’ (2005)

Stevie Wonder's 'A Time to Love' is his twenty third (and his first in ten years) studio album released on October 18, 2005 by Motown.1 . If Your Love Cannot Be Moved 2 . From The Bottom Of My Heart (Live) 3 . So What The Fuss ("Live 8," 2005) 4 . Positivity 5 . So What The Fuss (NBA Finals) Track Listing : 1.If Your Love Cannot Be Moved (Stevie Wonder) - 06:11 . 2.Sweetest Somebody I Know…

Mariah Carey releases her twelfth album : ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel’ featuring ‘Obsessed’ (2009)

Mariah Carey -'s 'Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel' feat. 'Obsessed' is her twelfth studio album released on September 25, 2009 by Island Records. 1 . Obsessed (Official Video) 2 . Obsessed ("Lopez Tonight," 2009) 3 . H.A.T.E.U. ("David Letterman," 11/13/09) 4 . H.A.T.E.U. ("Today Show," 10/02/2009) 5 . It's A Wrapmariah Carey At "Lopez Tonight" Show. 6 . Up Out My Face (w/ Nicki Minaj, Official…

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.1 .…

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)…

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 .…

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…

Kanye West releases his seventh album : ‘The Life of Pablo’ featuring ‘Famous,’ ‘Father Stretch My Hands’ and ‘Fade’ (2016)

Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' is his seventh studio album released on February 14, 2016 by Good.Track Listing : 1.Ultralight Beam (Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Sam Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West, Cydel Young) - 05:21 . 2.Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1 (Pastor T.L. Barrett, Chancelor…

This week In Soul Artists 51/52

James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Betty Wright, Nina Simone, Carla Thomas, Nat King Cole, The Jackson 5, El DeBarge, Mary J. Blige, Ray Charles, Billy Preston, Syreeta, Alicia Keys

This week In Soul Artists 23/52

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

This week In ’80s Throwback’ 22/52

Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Ferry, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Sting, Queen, Deniece Williams, El Debarge, Talking Heads, Elton John, Whitney Houston

Hip-Hop & Soul N°265 – Vintage 90s Music Videos

Sydney Youngblood, Craig Mack, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Public Enemy, Incognito, Sounds Of Blackness, Yvette Michele, Shinehead, Quincy Jones, Barry White, James Ingram, Al B. Sure, El Debarge, Cypress Hill, Innocence

Geffen publish ‘Liquid Swords,’ GZA’s second solo album featuring Wu-Tang Clan members a guests (1995)

GZA's 'Liquid Swords' is his second solo studio album featuring Wu-Tang Clan members among ather guests, produced by RZA and released on November 7, 1995 by Geffen1 . Liquid Swords 2 . Duel Of The Iron Mic 3 . Living In The World Today 4 . Cold World (w/ Inspectah Deck) 5 . Shadowboxin' (w/ Method Man) 6 . Shadowboxin (Live, w/ Method Man & Masta Killa) 7 . I Gotcha Back Track Listing :…

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.1 . Bali Run (w/ Lee Ritenour, Blue Note Tokyo '91) 2 . Bali Run (w/ Larry Carlton, 2000) 3 . Bali Run (Tokyo Jazz, 2008) 4 . 101 Eastbound 5 . 101 Eastbound 6 . Max O Man 7 . Max O Man (Blue Note, Tokyo, 1991) 8 . After The Dance…

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 .…

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…

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…

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…

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 Records1 . Gimme The Loot (Live) 2 . Warning (Official Video) 3 . One More Chance (Official Video) ) 4 . One More Chance 5 . Juicy (Official Video) ) 6 . Big Poppa (Official Video) ) 7 . Unbelievable (Atlanta) Track Listing : 1.Intro…

Happy Birthday Ramsey Lewis. ‘Gentleman Ramsey’

This day (May 27, 1935), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Ramsey Lewis, an American jazz composer and pianist.Digest Tracklist : The In Crowd (2017) . Jazz Series (2016) . Brazilica (2013) . Auld Lang Syne (2011) . Documentary (2009) . Living For The City . In Crowd (1990) . & Billy Taylor - Have Got Some Serious Rhythm . You Are The Reason (1980) . Ramsey Lewis Trio - Hang On Sloopy (1967) .…