Fijne Verjaardag Jan Akkerman. ‘Chord Focus’

This day (December 24, 1946), in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is born Jan Akkerman, a guitar player, constantly experimenting with new equipment and guitars. Tracklist : 1 . Reunion (2020) 2 . Spiritual Privacy (2020) 3 . Beyond The Horizon (2019) 4 . @ Helmond, Bluesroute (2018) 5 . w/ Laurie Akkerman – Knight Of The Guitar (2017) 6 . @ Bergen op Zoom (2016) 7 . w/ Eelco Gelling – @ Carre Netherlands…

Focus revisits Hocus Pocus (2012)

October 26, 2012 - Dutch band Focus - that is original member Thijs van Leer (voc, org, fl) plus Menno Gootjes (g), Bobby Jacobs (b) & Pierre van der Linden (d) - will perform at XENIX in Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands

Focus release their second album : ‘Moving Waves’ featuring ‘Hocus Pocus’ (1971)

Focus' 'Moving Waves' feat. "Hocus Pocus" is their second studio album produced by Mike Vernon and released in October 1971 by Imperial Records.1 . Hocus Pocus 2 . Hocus Pocus (Live) 3 . Focus 2 (The Rainbow, 1973) 4 . Focus 2 ("Goud Van Oud," 1990) 5 . Eruption (Live) 6 . Eruption ("New Skin Tour") Track Listing : 1.Hocus Pocus (Thijs Van Leer, Jan Akkerman) - 06:42 . 2.Le Clochard (Bread)…

Stan Getz records ‘Focus’ for Verve with a string orchestra (1961)

Stan Getz' 'Focus' is an album recorded on July 14 & 28 and September-October 1961 with a string orchestra and released the same year by Verve. Track Listing : 1.I'M Late, I'M Late (Eddie Sauter) - 08:10 . 2.Her (Eddie Sauter) - 06:13 . 3.Pan (Eddie Sauter) - 03:58 . 4.I Remember When (Eddie Sauter) - 05:03 . 5.Night Rider (Eddie Sauter) - 03:58 . 6.Once Upon A Time (Eddie Sauter) - 04:48 .…

Me:nu Du Jour January 27 (EN.FR.ES)

>> EN FRANCAIS | >> EN ESPAÑOLTODAY We Listen To Frank Zappa, Paco de Lucía, Bootsy Collins, Lana Del Rey, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Nat King Cole, Joe Henderson, Cannonball Adderley We Celebrate Nick Mason, Pink Floyd, Bobby Hutcherson, Mahalia Jackson, Pete Seeger, Bobby Blue Bland We Watch Michael Jackson, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Steve…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 04/52

Ann-Margret & Tina Turner, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Maria McKee, David Sanborn & Van Dyke Parks, Jeff Beck & Beth Hart , The Corrs & Bono, Sting & Cheb Mami, Milva & Aaron Neville, George Duke & Anita Baker, Elis Regina & Michel Legrand, John Hiatt & Lyle Lovett, Roger Miller & Danny Gatton, Yo-Yo Ma & T. M. Krishna, Michael Hutchence & Ray Charles

Bruce Springsteen releases his sixteenth album : ‘Working on a Dream’ (2009)

Bruce Springsteen's 'Working on a Dream' is his sixteenth studio album produced by Brendan O'Brien and released on January 27, 2009 by Columbia Records.1 . Working On A Dream (Glastonbury, 2009) 2 . Outlaw Pete (Glastonbury, 2009) 3 . Outlaw Pete (Stockholm Stadion) 4 . My Lucky Day 5 . Working On A Dream (Making Of Queen Of The Supermarket Videoclip) 6 . Queen Of The Supermarket (2013/05/07,…

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…

EMI publish Frank Zappa’s album : ‘Does Humor Belong in Music?’ (1986)

Frank Zappa's 'Does Humor Belong in Music?' is the only authorized (by FZ) CD (featuring concert recordings from October–December 1984) and released on January 27, 1986 by EMI.1 . Zoot Allures (Live) 2 . Tinsel Town Rebellion Track Listing : 1.Zoot Allures (Frank Zappa) - 05:26 . 2.Tinsel-Town Rebellion (Frank Zappa) - 04:44 . 3.Trouble Every Day (Frank Zappa) - 05:31 . 4.Penguin In Bondage…

Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley records ‘Know What I Mean?’ with Bill Evans and the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet (1961)

Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley's 'Know What I Mean?' is an album recorded on January 27, February 21, March 13, 1961 with Bill Evans & the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Track Listing : 1.Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans, Gene Lees) - 05:15 . 2.Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) - 06:15 . 3.Who Cares? (Take 5) (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 05:57 . 4.Who Cares? (Take 4) (George Gershwin, Ira…

Columbia publish ‘Chicago,’ their second and eponymous album featuring ‘Make Me Smile’ and ’25 or 6 to 4′ (1970)

'Chicago' is their second studio album (also referred to as 'Chicago II') released on January 26, 1970 one year after their debut 'Chicago Transit Authority'1 . Poem For The People (7/21/1970, Tanglewood) 2 . In The Country (7/21/1970, Tanglewood) 3 . Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon / So Much To Say, So Much To Give (7/21/1970) 4 . Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (Live, 1977) 5 . Ballet For A…

Wes Montgomery records his fourth album for Riverside : ‘The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery’ (1960)

'The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery' is his fourth album recorded on January 26–27, 1960 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Four On Six (1965) 2 . West Coast Blues 3 . Quartet, 1965 Track Listing : 1.Airegin (Sonny Rollins) - 04:26 . 2.D-Natural Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:23 . 3.Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 04:44 . 4.Four On Six (Wes Montgomery)…

Adele releases ’21’ featuring ‘Rolling in the Deep,’ ‘Someone like You,’ ‘Set Fire to the Rain,’ ‘Rumour Has It’ and ‘Turning…

Adele's '21' feat. 'Rolling in the Deep' is her second studio album released on January 24 , 2011 by XL / Columbia1 . Someone Like You (Largo) 2 . Set Fire To The Rain (The Royal Albert Hall) 3 . Don't You Remember (Largo) 4 . Turning Tables (The Royal Albert Hall) 5 . Rolling In The Deep (Royal Albert Hall) 6 . Rumour Has It (Royal Albert Hall) 7 . Rumor Has It (Itunes Festival, 2011 ) 8 . Don't…

Archie Shepp begins the recording of ‘Attica Blues,’ an album for Impulse! (1972)

Archie Shepp's 'Attica Blues' is an album (in direct reference to the Attica Prison riots) recorded on January 24–26, 1972 at A&R Recording, NYC and released the same year by Impulse!1 . Blues For Brother G. Jackson (w/ Attica Blues Big Band) Track Listing : 1.Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) - 04:49 . 2.Invocation: Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) - 00:18 . 3.Steam,…

Blue Note publish Lena Horne’s last album : ‘Seasons of a Life’ (2006)

Lena Horne's 'Seasons of a Life' is her last album recorded between 1993 and 1997 and released on January 24, 2006 by Blue Note. 1 . Maybe 2 . (On "Flip Wilson Show," 1973) 3 . Stormy Weather (1966) 4 . Stormy Weather / If You Believe Track Listing : 1.Black Is (Marissa Dodge) - 05:20 . 2.Maybe (Billy Strayhorn) - 02:42 . 3.I'Ve Got To Have You (Kris Kristofferson) - 04:15 . 4.I'Ll Always…

Pink Floyd release their tenth album : ‘Animals’ (1977)

Pink Floyd's 'Animals' is their tenth studio album released on January 23, 1977 by Harvest Records.1 . Sheep (Live 1977, Part 1) 2 . Sheep (Live 1977, Part Part 2) 3 . Pigs On The Wing (Part 1 & 2) Track Listing : 1.Pigs On The Wing 1 (Roger Waters) - 01:25 . 2.Dogs (Roger Waters, David Gilmour) - 17:03 . 3.Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Roger Waters) - 11:25 . 4.Sheep (Roger Waters) - 10:25…

Ella Fitzgerald records the album ‘Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!’ with a quartet led by Lou Levy (1961)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!' is a studio album recorded on January 23, 1961 &June 22-23, 1961 with a jazz quartet led by Lou Levy and released the same year By Verve. 1 . Round Midnight 2 . Mr Paganini (British TV, 1961 ) Track Listing : 1.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 04:06 . 2.You'Re My Thrill (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) - 03:35 . 3.My…

Michael Brecker records ‘Wide Angles,’ an album for Verve (2003)

Michael Brecker's 'Wide Angles' is an album recorded on January 22 & 24, 2003 and released on September 9, 2003 by Verve.1 . Broadband, 2004 2 . Blue Note Tokyo, 2004 Track Listing : 1.Broadband (Michael Brecker) - 06:45 . 2.Cool Day In Hell (Michael Brecker) - 07:51 . 3.Angle Of Repose (Michael Brecker) - 06:41 . 4.Tumbuktu (Michael Brecker) - 07:51 . 5.Night Jessamine (Michael Brecker) -…

Joe Lovano records ‘Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard,’ a live album for Blue Note (1995)

Joe Lovano's 'Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard' is a live album recorded on March 12, 1994 and January 22, 1995 and released in 1995 By Blue Note.1 . (Copenhagen Jazz House, 1997) Track Listing : 1.Fort Worth (Joe Lovano) - 10:01 . 2.Birds Of Springtime Gone By (Joe Lovano) - 06:43 . 3.I Can'T Get Started (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 08:32 . 4.Uprising (Joe Lovano) - 07:35 . 5.Sail Away…

Decca publish The Rolling Stones’ fifth album : ‘Between the Buttons’ (1967)

The Rolling Stones' 'Between the Buttons' feat. 'Ruby Tuesday' & 'Let's Spend the Night Together' is their fifth studio album, released on January 20, 1967 by Decca.1 . Rehearsals Of Connection 2 . Connection (From "Shine A Light") 3 . Ruby Tuesday (Live, 1991) 4 . Let's Spend The Night Together ("Totp" 1967) 5 . Let's Spend The Night Together (Live) Track Listing : 1.Yesterday'S Papers…

Deep Purple release their seventh album : ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ featuring ‘Woman from Tokyo’ (1973)

Deep Purple's 'Who Do We Think We Are' is their seventh studio album featuring Ian Gillan on vocals and released in January 1973 by Purple / Warner Bros.1 . Woman From Tokyo (Montreux, 1996) 2 . Woman From Tokyo & Black Night (Paris, 1985) 3 . Mary Long (Perihelion) 4 . Rat Bat Blue (1973) Track Listing : 1.Woman From Tokyo (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) -…

EMI publish Corinne Bailey Rae’s second album : ‘The Sea’ (2010)

Corinne Bailey Rae's 'The Sea' is her second studio album released on January 20, 2010 by EMI, 1 . Are You Here 2 . The Blackest Lily (SiriusXM) 3 . Closer 4 . Closer (Williamsburg) 5 . I Would Like To Call It Beauty (Live, 2010) 6 . I Would Like To Call It Beauty (Drake Hotel, Toronto) 7 . Paris Nights/New York Mornings (Williamsburg) 8 . Paris Nights/New York Mornings & Interview Live On…

Oscar Peterson and Milt Jackson record together ‘Two of the Few,’ an album for Pablo (1983)

'Two of the Few' by Oscar Peterson & Milt Jackson is a studio album recorded on January 20, 1983 and released the same year by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Oh, Lady Be Good! (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 07:54 . 2.If I Had You (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro) - 04:27 . 3.Limehouse Blues (Philip Braham, Douglas Furber) - 04:28 . 4.Mister Basie (Oscar Peterson) - 05:54 .…

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…

RCA publish Lou Reed’s sixth solo album : ‘Coney Island Baby’ (1976)

Lou Reed's 'Coney Island Baby' is his sixth solo album recorded in New-York and released on January 19, 1976 by RCA1 . Charley's Girl (Grand Rex, Paris, July 05, 2011) 2 . Kicks (1976) 3 . Coney Island Baby (9/25/1984, Capitol Theatre) Track Listing : 1.Crazy Feeling (Lou Reed) - 02:56 . 2.Charley'S Girl (Lou Reed) - 02:36 . 3.She'S My Best Friend (Lou Reed) - 06:00 . 4.Kicks (Lou Reed) -…

Discreet publish Frank Zappa’s album : ‘Sleep Dirt’ (1979)

Frank Zappa's 'Sleep Dirt' is an album released (without his permission) on January 19, 1979 by Discreet.Track Listing : 1.Filthy Habits (Frank Zappa) - 07:33 . 2.Flambay (Frank Zappa) - 05:02 . 3.Spider Of Destiny (Frank Zappa) - 02:54 . 4.Regyptian Strut (Frank Zappa) - 04:15 . 5.Time Is Money (Frank Zappa) - 02:52 . 6.Sleep Dirt (Frank Zappa) - 03:20 . 7.The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution…

Art Pepper records ‘Art Pepper meets The Rhythm Section’ with Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1957)

'Art Pepper meets The Rhythm Section' is an album recorded on January 19, 1957 with Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones and released the same year by Contemporary.Track Listing : 1.You'D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) - 05:25 . 2.Red Pepper Blues (Red Garland) - 03:37 . 3.Imagination (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 05:52 . 4.Waltz Me Blues (Paul Chambers, Art Pepper) -…

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.1 . Heatseeker (Official Video) 2 . Heatseeker (Donington, 8/17/91) 3 . That's The Way I Wanna Rock 'N' Roll (Official Video) 4 . Nick Of Time (Hamilton, 1988) Track Listing : 1.Heatseeker (Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Brian Johnson) - 03:50 . 2.That'S The Way I Wanna…

Bryan Adams releases his third album : ‘Cuts Like a Knife’ featuring ‘Straight from the Heart’, ‘This Time’ and ‘Cuts Like a Knife’ (1983)

Bryan Adams' 'Cuts Like a Knife' is his third studio album recorded in Vancouver during 1982 fall and released on 18 January 1983 by A&M Records.1 . The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You 2 . This Time 3 . Straight From The Heart (Lisbon, 2005) 4 . Straight From The Heart 5 . Straight From The Heart (1983) 6 . Cuts Like A Knife 7 . I'm Ready 8 . I'm Ready Track Listing : 1.The Only One…

Simon & Garfunkel release their second album : ‘Sounds of Silence’ featuring ‘The Sound of Silence,’ ‘Homeward Bound’ and ‘I Am a Rock’ (1966)

Simon & Garfunkel's 'Sounds of Silence' is their second studio album recorded in 1964 & 1965 and released on January 17, 1966 by Columbia.1 . Sound Of Silence (1967, Live) 2 . The Sound Of Silence (Madison Square Garden, NYC, 2009/10/29&30) 3 . Leaves That Are Green 4 . Leaves That Are Green 5 . Kathy's Song 6 . Kathy's Song (Live, 2003) 7 . Anji 8 . Richard Cory (Canadian TV, 1966)…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Soul ’69’ (1969)

Aretha Franklin's 'Soul '69' is an album of cover material released on January 17, 1969 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Ramblin' (Maybelle Smith) – 03:10 . 2.Today I Sing The Blues (Curtis Lewis) – 04:25 . 3.River'S Invitation (Percy Mayfield) – 02:40 . 4.Pitiful (Rosie Marie Mccoy, Charlie Singleton) – 03:04 . 5.Crazy He Calls Me (Bob Russell, Carl Sigman) – 03:28 . 6.Bring It On Home To Me (Sam…

Columbia publish Miles Davis’ album : ‘Four & More: Recorded Live in Concert’ (1964)

Miles Davis' 'Four & More: Recorded Live in Concert' is an album recorded on February 12, 1964 at Philharmonic Hall Of Lincoln Center, New York City and released on January 17, 1966 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.So What (Miles Davis) - 09:10 . 2.Walkin' (Richard Henry Carpenter) - 08:06 . 3.Joshua/Go-Go (Victor Feldman) - 11:14 . 4.Four (Eddie Vinson) - 06:18 . 5.Seven Steps To Heaven…

The Byrds release their fifth album : ‘The Notorious Byrd Brothers’ (1968)

The Byrds' 'The Notorious Byrd Brothers' is their fifth album produced by Gary Usher released on January 15, 1968 by Columbia Records1 . Goin' Back Track Listing : 1.Artificial Energy (Roger Mcguinn, Chris Hillman, Michael Clarke) - 02:18 . 2.Goin' Back (Carole King, Gerry Goffin) - 03:26 . 3.Natural Harmony (Chris Hillman) - 02:11 . 4.Draft Morning (David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Roger Mcguinn) -…

Singing Foo Fighters

Florence + The Machine, Luiza Possi, Lyla & Javi , Boyce Avenue, Stereoknob, Robyn Adele Anderson, Falling Flowers, Shide, The Warning, Prince, Joyland, Paul Potts

Bruce Springsteen releases his eighteenth album : ‘High Hopes’ featuring ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ (2014)

Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' is his eighteenth studio album produced by Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien & Springsteen and released on January 14, 2014 by Columbia Records. 1 . High Hopes 2 . High Hopes 3 . American Skin (w/ The E Street Band, New York City) 4 . American Skin (Berlin Olympiastadion, 19/06/16) 5 . Just Like Fire Would 6 . Just Like Fire Would (Brisbane, 14/03/2013) 7 .…

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.1 . The Name Is Bootsy Baby (1998) 2 . Ah The Name Is Bootsy Baby / Disco To Go 3 . Pinocchio's Theory 4 . What's A Telephone Bill (The Key Club, Hollywood) 5 . We Want Bootsy... (Paris, 2011) Track Listing : 1.Ahh...The…

Aretha Franklin records ‘Amazing Grace,’ a live album for Atlantic (1972)

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' is a live album (& the biggest selling live gospel album of all time) recorded on January 13 & 14, 1972 and released on June 01, 1972 by Atlantic.1 . Old Landmark 2 . (w/ Rev. Cecil & Erma Franklin) 3 . Amazing Grace (Live) 4 . Climbing Higher Mountains (Church & Her Father's Proclaims!) 5 . God Will Take Care Of You (Mcdgospelfest, 2013, NJ)…