Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella in Japan: ‘S Wonderful’ a live album for Verve (1964)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella in Japan:'s Wonderful' is a live album recorded on January 19 and 22, 1964 at Hibiya Public Hall and Hotel Okura in Tokyo, Japan and released in 2011 by Verve.1 . S'Wonderful (w/ Sammy Davis, Jr., On "The Ed Sullivan Show") 2 . Hallelujah, I Love Him So 3 . Meraviglioso, Misty 4 . Shiny Stockings (Japan, 1964) 5 . I Love Being Here With You (Japan, 1964) Track…

Elektra publish Carly Simon’s fourth album : ‘Hotcakes’ featuring ‘Mockingbird’ and ‘Haven’t Got Time for the Pain’ (1974)

Carly Simon's 'Hotcakes' is her fourth studio album produced by Richard Perry and released on January 11, 1974 by Elektra. 1 . Mockingbird (w/ James Taylor) 2 . Mockingbird (w/ Stephen Colbert) Track Listing : 1.Safe And Sound (Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman) - 3:40 . 2.Mind On My Man (Carly Simon) - 02:59 . 3.Think I'M Gonna Have A Baby (Carly Simon) - 03:57 . 4.Older Sister (Carly Simon) - 03:09…

Ella Fitzgerald records for Verve ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook’ with an orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle (1963)

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook' is a studio album recorded on January 5-7, 1963, with an orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Let'S Begin (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) - 02:56 . 2.A Fine Romance (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) - 03:36 . 3.All The Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) - 03:15 . 4.I'Ll Be Hard To…

Freddie King opens for GFR at MSG (1972)

December 23, 1972 - Freddie King opens for Grand Funk Railroad at the Madison Square Garden in New-York City. This is a benefit concert for "Phoenix House" to be filmed and aired by ABC early next year

For his twenty fifth album, Elvis Costello has recruited ex-collaborators The Imposters and Burt Bacharach, he has added Carole King for the female touch. Sounds like the return of Ocean 11!

Elvis Costello's 'Look Now' is his twenty fifth album recorded with The Imposters, co-produced with Sebastian Krys, featuring songs by Carole King and Burt Bacharach and released on October 12, 2018 by Concord Records(Source Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Look Now | Official Site)Consequence of Sound ...Costello’s first record of new music in five years is an intricately detailed and…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘At the Opera House’ in Los Angeles for Verve (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'At the Opera House' is a live album recorded on October 7, 1957 in Los Angeles and released in 1958 by Verve.1 . It's All Right With Me (w/ Nat King Cole ) 2 . April In Paris (1957) 3 . Goody Goody (Nat King Cole Show '57) Track Listing : 1.It'S All Right With Me (Cole Porter) - 02:45 . 2.Don'Cha Go Way Mad (Jimmy Mundy, Illinois Jacquet, Al Stillman) - 2:31 . 3.Bewitched,…

Ella Fitzgerald starts the recording of ‘Ella Sings Broadway’ with an orchestra conducted by Marty Paich (1962)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella Sings Broadway' is a studio album recorded on October 1–4, 1962 with an orchestra arranged and conducted by Marty Paich and released In 1963 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Hernando'S Hideaway (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) - 03:17 . 2.If I Were A Bell (Frank Loesser) - 02:22 . 3.Warm All Over (Frank Loesser) - 02:46 . 4.Almost Like Being In Love (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe)…

The tracklisting of the new Joe Bonamassa (King Bee?) reads like a christic journey from shakedown and wounds to reconstruction and redemption. Heavy stuff and riffs!

Joe Bonamassa's 'Redemption' is his thirteenth solo studio album produced by Kevin Shirley and released on September 21, 2018 by J&R Adventures (Source Joe Bonamassa - Redemption | Official Site)Blues Rock Review Bonamassa throws in a flashy solo, but his playing, as well as his vocals, have a lot of soul. He’s not phoning in this performance. Louder Want it or not, a breakup album is his…

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald begin the recording of ‘Porgy and Bess’ for Verve (1957)

'Porgy and Bess' by Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald is a studio album recorded on August 18-19 & October 14, 1957 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Overture (George Gershwin) – 10:52 . 2.Summertime (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 04:58 . 3.I Wants To Stay Here (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 04:38 . 4.My Man'S Gone Now (George…

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong record ‘Ella and Louis’ with the Oscar Peterson Quartet (1956)

'Ella and Louis' by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong is a studio album recorded on August 16, 1956 with the Oscar Peterson Quartet. Track Listing : 1.Can'T We Be Friends? (Paul James, Kay Swift) - 03:47 . 2.Isn'T This A Lovely Day? (Irving Berlin) - 06:16 . 3.Moonlight In Vermont (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) - 03:42 . 4.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) -…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Live at Mister Kelly’s’ in Chicago with the Lou Levy Trio (1958)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Live at Mister Kelly's' is an album recorded on August 10, 1958 in Chicago and released in 2007 by Verve.1 . Cameo In "St. Louis Blues" (1958) 2 . I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues (1958) 3 . Bewitched , Bothered & Bewildered (Nat King Cole Show1) Track listing : 1.Your Red Wagon (Gene de Paul, Richard M. Jones, Don Raye) - 02:59 . 2.Nice Work If You Can Get It (George…

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong record ‘Ella and Louis Again’ for Verve (1957)

'Ella and Louis Again' by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong is a studio (sequel to their 1956 'Ella and Louis') album recorded on July 23 & 31 and August 13, 1957 In 1957 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) - 05:01 . 2.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 03:59 . 3.They All Laughed (George…

Ella Fitzgerald records in studio ‘Whisper Not’ with the Marty Paich Orchestra (1966)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Whisper Not' is a studio album recorded on July 20, 1966 with the Marty Paich Orchestra and released in 1967 by Verve. 1 . Sweet Georgia Brown (w/ Duke Ellington) 2 . Old McDonald 3 . Lover Man Track listing : . 1.Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) - 03:30 . 2.Whisper Not (Benny Golson, Leonard Feather) - 02:59 . 3.I Said No (Frank Loesser, Jule…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Montreux ’77’ with the Tommy Flanagan Trio at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1977)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Montreux '77' is a live album recorded on July 17, 1977 with the Tommy Flanagan Trio and released In 1977 by Pablo1 . My Man (Montreux Jazz Festival, 1977) 2 . You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 3 . I Ain't Got Nothin But The Blues (Montreux Jazz Festival, 1977) Track Listing : 1.Too Close For Comfort (Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George David Weiss) - 03:27 . 2.I Ain'T Got…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella and Basie!’ her first studio album with Count Basie and his Orchestra arranged by Quincy Jones (1963)

'Ella and Basie!' is the first studio album (recorded on July 16–17, 1963) by Ella Fitzgerald with the Count Basie Orchestra playing arrangements by Quincy Jones and released in September 1963 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Honeysuckle Rose (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) - 02:42 . 2.'Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) - 02:40 . 3.Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts) - 03:20…

Concord publish ‘Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory’ recorded with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather,…

'Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory' is an album recorded for his 50th birthday with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern and more and released on June 29, 2010 by Concord.1 . John Scofield & Lee Ritenour 2 . Cause We've Ended as Lovers 3 . Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather and Andy McKee 4 . Drifting (La…

Discreet release ‘One Size Fits All’ by Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention (1975)

'One Size Fits All' by Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention is an album released on June 25, 1975 by Discreet.1 . Inca Roads 2 . Florentine Pogen (w/ The Mothers) 3 . San Ber'dino 4 . Sofa No.2 (Munich, 1978) Track Listing : 1.Inca Roads (Frank Zappa) - 08:45 . 2.Can'T Afford No Shoes (Frank Zappa) - 02:38 . 3.Sofa No. 1 (Frank Zappa) - 02:39 . 4.Po-Jama People (Frank Zappa) - 07:39 .…

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 .…

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…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Jazz at Santa Monica ’72’ with the Count Basie Orchestra (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Jazz at Santa Monica '72' is a live album recorded on June 2, 1972 with the Tommy Flanagan trio and the Count Basie Orchestra and released on August 2, 1972 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Introductions By Norman Granz - 01:00 . 2.Basie Power (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:07 . 3.The Spirit Is Willing (Sammy Nestico) - 04:37 . 4.The Meetin' Time (Oliver Nelson) - 04:50 . 5.Blues In Hoss'S…

Ode / A&M publish Carole King’s ‘debut album : ‘Writer’ (1970)

Carole King's 'Writer' is her debut album co-written with Gerry Goffin and released in May 1970 by Ode / A&M . Track Listing : 1.Spaceship Races (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 03:09 . 2.No Easy Way Down (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 04:36 . 3.Child Of Mine (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 04:05 . 4.Goin' Back (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 03:20 . 5.To Love (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 03:39 .…

Singing With Ella Fitzgerald

Mel Torme, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Flip Wilson, Danny Kaye, Buddy Greco, Karen Carpenter, Ginger Rogers, Nancy Dussault, Tom Jones, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Sammy Davis Jr., Treorchy Male Choir

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella in London’ at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (1974)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Ella in London' is a live album recorded on April 11, 1974 at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club with a quartet and released the same year by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) - 03:15 . 2.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:12 . 3.Ev'Ry Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter) - 02:57 . 4.The Man I Love (G.…

Recording of ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ is wrapped up today (1956)

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook' is a studio album recorded between February 7 and March 27, 1956 with an orchestra conducted by Buddy Bregman and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.All Through The Night (Cole Porter) - 03:15 . 2.Anything Goes (Cole Porter) - 03:21 . 3.Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter) - 03:00 . 4.Too Darn Hot (Cole Porter) - 03:47 . 5.In The Still Of…

Verve start the recording of ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook’ (1958)

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook' is a studio album recorded between March 13 & 19, 1958, with a studio orchestra conducted by Paul Weston and released in 1958 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Let'S Face The Music And Dance (Irving Berlin) - 02:57 . 2.You'Re Laughing At Me (Irving Berlin) - 03:18 . 3.Let Yourself Go (Irving Berlin) - 02:20 . 4.You Can Have Him (Irving Berlin) -…

Today is the second session of Ella Fitzgerald recording the ‘Hello Dolly!’ album (1964)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Hello Dolly!' is a studio album recorded on March 3-4, April 7, 1964 and released in July 1964 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Hello, Dolly! (Jerry Herman) - 02:55 . 2.People (Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) - 03:48 . 3.Can'T Buy Me Love (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 02:39 . 4.The Sweetest Sounds (Richard Rodgers) - 02:08 . 5.Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter) - 03:56 . 6.My Man (Jacques…

We remember Nat King Cole. ‘Nat “Unforgettable” Cole’

This day (February 15, 1965), in Santa Monica, California, died Nathaniel Adams Coles a.k.a. Nat King Cole, an American singer.Tracklist : Straighten Up And Fly Right . My Flaming Heart (1953) . The Christmas Song . What'S My Line? (1953) . Mona Lisa . When I Fall In Love (1957) . After Midnight Once More (1961) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Lamento Negro (1958) . Tracklist : L-O-V-E . Unforgettable .…

Van Morrison – Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue

Released on March 24, 2015, "Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue" is the thirty fith album by Van Morrison duetting with Bobby Womack, Steve Winwood, Joss Stone, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Mark Knopfler, Mick Hucknall, Natalie Cole, Michael Bublé, George Benson and more.Track Listing : 1.Some Peace Of Mind (Van Morrison) - 05:14 . 2.If I Ever Needed Someone (Van Morrison) - 03:49 . 3.Higher Than The…

Lana Del Rey releases her second album : ‘Born to Die’ featuring ‘Video Games’ (2012)

Lana Del Rey's 'Born to Die' is her second studio album released on January 27, 2012 by Interscope Records1 . Born To Die 2 . Off To The Races Live (2015, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles) 3 . Blue Jeans 4 . Blue Jeans (The Scala Club) 5 . Video Games (The Premises) 6 . Diet Mountain Dew (Official Video) 7 . National Anthem 8 . National Anthem (Live) 9 . Carmen (Official Video) 10 . Carmen (Jazz…

Warner Bros. Records publish Bootsy’s Rubber Band’s third album : ‘Bootsy? Player of the Year’ (1978)

'Bootsy? Player of the Year' by Bootsy's Rubber Band is their third album led by Bootsy Collins and released on January 27, 1978 by Warner Bros. Records.1 . Very Yes 2 . Bootzilla / RotoR(ooter - BB King Blues Club, NYC 6/13/12) 3 . Bootzilla/RotoR(ooter - SESC Pompéia, São Paulo) Track Listing : 1.Bootsy? (What'S The Name Of This Town) (Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Maceo Parker) - 06:59 .…

A&M publish Sting’s third album : ‘The Soul Cages’ featuring ‘All This Time’ (1991)

Sting's 'The Soul Cages' is his third studio album dedicated to his recently deceased father and released on January 22, 1991 by A&M.1 . All This Time 2 . All This Time 3 . Mad About You (Unplugged) 4 . The Soul Cages (The Hollywood Bowl, 1991) 5 . When The Angels Fall (Live) Track Listing : 1.Island Of Souls (Sting) - 06:41 . 2.All This Time (Sting) - 04:54 . 3.Mad About You (Sting) - 03:53…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ a studio album with a big band for Verve (1964)

Jimmy Smith's 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' is a studio album recorded on January 20-21 & 27, 1964 with a big band and released in March by Verve.1 . Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolf (1964) Track Listing : 1.Slaughter On Tenth Avenue (Richard Rodgers) - 07:06 . 2.Who'S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 1 (Don Kirkpatrick, Keith Knox) - 04:29 . 3.Who'S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, Pt. 2 (Don…

Reprise publish Ry Cooder’s second album : ‘Into the Purple Valley’ (1972)

Ry Cooder's 'Into the Purple Valley' is his second studio album released in January 1972 by Reprise.1 . Vigilante Man (Live, 1973) Track Listing : 1.How Can You Keep Moving (Unless You Migrate Too) (Agnes Sis Cunningham) - 02:25 . 2.Billy The Kid (Traditional, Ry Cooder) - 03:45 . 3.Money Honey (Jesse Stone) - 03:28 . 4.Fdr In Trinidad (Fitz Maclean) - 03:01 . 5.Teardrops Will Fall (Dickey Doo,…

Elektra publish ‘The Doors,’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Light My Fire’, ‘Alabama Song’ and ‘The End’ (1967)

'The Doors' feat. 'Light My Fire', 'Alabama Song' & 'The End' is their eponymous debut album produced by Paul A. Rothchild and released on January 4, 1967 by Elektra.1 . Break On Through (1966) 2 . Break On Through (KTLA-Tv) 3 . The Story Of "Break On Through" 4 . Soul Kitchen (Matrix, San Francisco, 1967) 5 . The Crystal Ship 6 . Alabama Song (Live) 7 . Light My Fire (Official Video)…