We remember Freddie Mercury. ‘Freddie The Great’

This day (November 24, 1991), in Kensington, London, England, died Mr.Farrokh Bulsara a.k.a Freddie Mercury, British singer, lead vocalist of QueenTracklist : 1 . Living On My Own(1993) 2 . Keep Yourself Alive (w/ Queen, 1973) 3 . Killer Queen (w/ Queen, Top Of The Pops, 1974) 4 . Bohemian Rhapsody (w/ Queen, Odeon Hammersmith, 1975) 5 . You Take My Breath Away (Hyde Park, 1976) 6 . We are the…

OutKast release their fourth album : ‘Stankonia’ featuring ‘Ms. Jackson’ (2000)

OutKast's 'Stankonia' is their fourth studio album recorded with many local Atlanta musicians and released on October 31, 2000 by Laface.1 . Gasoline Dreams 2 . So Fresh, So Clean (Official Video) 3 . Ms. Jackson (Live, 2001) 4 . B.O.B. (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.Intro (Antwan Pattonandre Benjamin) - 01:09 . 2.Gasoline Dreams (Antwan Pattonandre Benjamin) - 03:34 . 3.I'M Cool…

Joe Bonamassa releases his fourteenth live album : ‘Live at the Greek Theatre,’ a tribute to Albert King, B.B. King and Freddie King (2016)

Joe Bonamassa's ‘Live at the Greek Theatre’ is his fourteenth live album (a tribute to the"Three Kings" : Albert King, B.B. King and Freddie King) released on September 23, 2016.1 . Ole Time Religion (The Greek Theatre) 2 . Oh, Pretty Woman (The Greek Theatre) 3 . Angel Of Mercy (The Greek Theatre) 4 . Let The Good Times Roll( The Greek Theatre) 5 . Breaking Up Somebody's Home (The Greek Theatre)…

Motown publish Michael Jackson’s second solo album : ‘Ben’ featuring ‘I Wanna Be Where You Are’ (1972)

Michael Jackson's 'Ben' is his second studio album recorded while he was still a member of The Jackson 5 and released on August 4, 1972 by Motown.1 . Shoo-be-doo-be-doo-da-day (w/ Jackson 5) 2 . Ben Track listing : 1.Ben (Walter Scharf, Don Black) - 02:44 . 2.Greatest Show on Earth (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) - 02:48 . 3.People Make the World Go 'Round (Thom Bell, Linda Creed) - 03:15 .…

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 .…

Motown publish ‘Skywriter,’ The Jackson 5 ‘s eighth album (1973)

The Jackson 5 's 'Skywriter' is their eighth studio album produced by Hal Davis and released on March 29, 1973 by Motown. Track Listing : 1.Skywriter (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) - 03:08 . 2.Hallelujah Day (Freddie Perren, Christine Yarian) - 02:46 . 3.The Boogie Man (Deke Richards) - 02:56 . 4.Touch (Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson) - 03:00 . 5.Corner Of The Sky (Stephen Schwartz) - 03:33 . 6.I Can'T…

Motown publish Michael Jackson’s solo debut album : ‘Got to Be There’ featuring ‘Rockin’ Robin’ and ‘Got to Be There’ (1972)

Michael Jackson's 'Got to Be There' is his solo debut album produced By Hal Davis & Willie Hutch and released on January 24, 1972 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.Ain'T No Sunshine (Bill Withers) - 04:09 . 2.I Wanna Be Where You Are (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) - 03:01 . 3.Girl Don'T Take Your Love From Me (Willie Hutch) - 03:46 . 4.In Our Small Way (Beatrice Verdi, Christine Yarian) - 03:38 .…

Milt Jackson begins the recording ‘Goodbye,’ an album for CTI (1972)

Milt Jackson's 'Goodbye' is an album recorded on December 12, 1972 and December, 1973 with various top class musicians and released in 1974 By Cti.Track Listing : 1.Old Devil Moon (E. Y. Harburg, Burton Lane) - 05:50 . 2.S.K.J. (Milt Jackson) - 06:47 . 3.Opus De Funk (Horace Silver) - 06:46 . 4.Detour Ahead (Lou Carter, Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo) - 08:00 . 5.Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) - 09:21 Pete…

Quincy Jones releases ‘Q’s Jook Joint,’ an album featuring Stevie Wonder, Bono and Ray Charles among other famous guests (1995)

Quincy Jones' 'Q's Jook Joint' is an album (his first in six years) released on November 7, 1995 by Qwest.1 . Let The Good Times Roll (w/ Stevie Wonder & Nikki Yanofsky ) 2 . Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) 3 . Moody's Mood For Love (w/ Take 6, Brian Mcknight, Patti Austin) 4 . Moody's Mood For Love 5 . Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me Track Listing : 1.Jook Joint Intro (Quincy Jones) -…

Miriam, Joe, Sting et al get together for Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday (1988)

June 11, 1988 - Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Sting, George Michael, Eurythmics, Graham Chapman, Lenny Henry, Al Green, Joe Cocker, Jonathan Butler, Freddie Jackson, Ashford & Simpson, Fry and Laurie, Wet Wet Wet,Joan Armatrading, Paul Carrack, Fish, Paul Young, Curt Smith, Tears For Fears, Bryan Adams, Bee Gees, Jackson Browne, Aswad, Sly & Robbie, Peter Gabriel, Maxi Priest,UB40, Tracy…

We Remember Robin Gibb

May 20, 2012 - Mr.Robin Gibb, English singer, member of the Bee Gees passed away aged 62. He is remembered. 'Bee Gees' 1st' feat. 'Holiday' & 'New York Mining Disaster 1941' is their third studio album released on July 14, 1967 on Polydor / ATCO >> Released in September 1968, "Idea" is the fifth studio (sold over a million copies worldwide) album by the Bee Gees. >> Recorded…

Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder. ‘Wonder Day In Wonderland’

This day (May 13, 1950), in Saginaw, Michigan, is born Stevland Hardaway Morris a.k.a Stevie Wonder, an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.Digest Tracklist : Lean On Me, Love's In Need of Love Today (2020) . Easy like Sunday Morning (Lionel Richie Tribute Kennedy Center Honors, 2019 ) . Isn’t She Lovely ( Global Citizen 2017 New York) . Faith (w/ Ariana Grande, 2016) . w/ Sting…

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 Tracy Chapman

March 30, 19** - Miss Tracy Chapman, an American singer-songwriter is @)_!. Happy Birthday Tracy"Tracy Chapman" is the self-titled debut album by Tracy Chapman, released on April 15, 1988. >>Released on October 3, 1989, "Crossroads" is the second album by Tracy Chapman. >> Released on November 14, 1995, "New Beginning" is the fourth album by Tracy Chapman >> is held in…

Hip-Hop & Soul N°256 – Vintage 90s Music Videos

Ginuwine, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Digital Underground, Victoria Wilson James, Alison Limerick, David Peaston, Will Downing, P.M. Dawn, Freddie Jackson, Eric Gable, Mc Hammer, Pressure DropThey are the performers of the twelve vintage hip-hop, soul, etc. tracks that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (11/52) BUT ... in the Nineties 90s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

‘L’Amour Toujours’ N°321 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

Neil Diamond, Cinderella, Brenda Russell, Debbie Harry, Vixen, Freddie Jackson, Georgio, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Alexander O'Neal, Gregory Abbott, Gwen GuthrieThey are the performers of the twelve vintage love songs that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (09/52) BUT ... in the Eighties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!For TWELVE more 'L'Amour…

‘L’Amour Toujours’ N°313 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

V Capri, Klymaxx, When In Rome, Prefab Sprout, Robert Plant . The Honeydrippers, The Smiths, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Freddie Jackson, Fra Lippo Lippi, The Stranglers, Bruce SpringsteenThey are the performers of the twelve vintage love songs that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (07/52) BUT ... in the Eighties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!For…

We remember Hugh Masekela. ‘Just Hugh’

This day (January 23, 2018), in Johannesburg, died Hugh Ramopolo Masekela, a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer. Tracklist : Musicport Festival (2011) . Makoti . Melafestivalen (2010) . Hugh Masekela & Jabu Nkosi Ashiko - Sa Jazz Maestros . Conversations With Felicia . w/ Miriam Makeba - South Africa Freedom Song . Mandela (Bring Him Back Home)…

We Remember Maurice Gibb

January 12, 2003 - Mr.Maurice Gibb, English singer, member of the Bee Gees passed away aged 53. He is remembered. 'Bee Gees' 1st' feat. 'Holiday' & 'New York Mining Disaster 1941' is their third studio album released on July 14, 1967 on Polydor / ATCO >> Released in September 1968, "Idea" is the fifth studio (sold over a million copies worldwide) album by the Bee Gees. >>…

Happy Birthday Annie Lennox

December 25, 19** - Miss Annie Lennox, Scottish singer & songwriter, one half of Eurythmics with David A. Stewart is @)_!. Happy Birthday MissEurythmics' 'Be Yourself Tonight' feat. "Would I Lie to You?" is their fifth album released on April 29, 1985 by RCA >>Released on March 6, 1995, "Medusa" is the second solo album by Annie Lennox. >> Eurythmics' 'We Too Are One' is their…

We remember Joe Cocker. ‘The Soul Shouter’

This day (December 22, 2014), in Crawford, Colorado, United States, died John Robert Joe Cocker an English rock and blues singer.Tracklist : You Are So Beautiful -(2013) . I Put A Spell On You (2007) . Many rivers to cross . w/ Eros Ramazzotti - That's All I Need To Know (1998) . Feelin' Alright (1992) . You Can Leave Your Hat On (1986) . Jennifer Warnes - Up where we belong (1983) . Hitchcock…

Geffen Records publish Mary J. Blige’s seventh album : ‘The Breakthrough’ (2005)

Mary J. Blige's 'The Breakthrough' is her seventh studio album released on December 20, 2005 by Geffen Records.Track Listing : 1.No One Will Do (Erik Ortiz, Kevin Crowe, Clifford Brown Iii, Dave Young, Bunny Sigler) - 04:46 . 2.Enough Cryin (Mary J. Blige, Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Shawn Carter) - 04:20 . 3.About You (Mary J. Blige, William Adams, Keith Harris, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse)…

Mellow In May

From 'Rio De Maio' to 'Paris In May', we have mixed 13 'Jazz & World' tunes around the theme of 'May'. It has Simon Diaz, Jane Monheit / Ivan Lins, Harvey Mason, Nat King Cole and many more.

Columbia publish Leonard Cohen’s ninth album : ‘The Future’ (1992)

Leonard Cohen's 'The Future' is his ninth studio album released on November 24, 1992 by Columbia. 1 . The Future (London) 2 . Closing Time 3 . Closing Time Track Listing : 1.The Future (Leonard Cohen) - 06:41 . 2.Waiting For The Miracle (Leonard Cohen, Sharon Robinson) - 07:42 . 3.Be For Real (Frederick Knight) - 04:32 . 4.Closing Time (Leonard Cohen) - 06:00 . 5.Anthem (Leonard Cohen) - 06:09 .…

Columbia publish Earth, Wind & Fire’s eighth album : ‘All n All’ featuring ‘Serpentine Fire’ and ‘Fantasy’ (1977)

Earth, Wind & Fire's 'All n All' feat. 'Serpentine Fire' & 'Fantasy' is their eighth (and most well known) studio album released on November 21, 1977 by Columbia.1 . Serpentine Fire (Official Video) 2 . Serpentine Fire 3 . Fantasy (Live) 4 . Loves Holiday 5 . I Write A Song For You 6 . Magic Mind (1979, Japan) Track Listing : 1.Serpentine Fire (Maurice White, Verdine White, Reginald…

Snoop Dogg releases his seventh album : ‘R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece’ featuring ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ and ‘Signs’ (2004)

Snoop Dogg's 'R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece' is his seventh studio album released on November 16, 2004, by Doggystyle Records.1 . Drop It Like It's Hot (w/ Pharrell Williams, Official Video) 2 . Drop It Like It's Hot ("AOL Sessions") 3 . Ups & Downs 4 . Let's Get Blown (w/ Pharrell Williams) 5 . Let's Get Blown (w/ Pharrell Williams) 6 . Fresh Pair Of Panties On (w/ Ole…

Concord publish ‘Givin’ It Up’ by Al Jarreau and George Benson (2006)

'Givin' It Up' by Al Jarreau & George Benson is their first collaboration album, released on October 24, 2006 by Concord.1 . Givin' It Up (EPK) 2 . Summer Breeze (Live) Track Listing : 1.Breezin' (Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau) - 05:40 . 2.Mornin' (Al Jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon) - 05:02 . 3.'Long Come Tutu (Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau) - 06:37 . 4.God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday,…

RCA publish ‘Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,’ her thirty eigth album (2014)

'Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics' is her thirty eigth studio album featuring ten covers of songs made famous by female artists and released on October 17, 2014 by Rca.Track Listing : 1.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 03:53 . 2.Rolling In The Deep (Adele Adkins, Nickolas Ashford, Paul Epworth, Valerie Simpson) - 04:00 . 3.Midnight Train To Georgia (James Weatherly) - 04:21 .…

Columbia publish Earth, Wind & Fire’s tenth album : ‘Faces’ (1980)

Earth, Wind & Fire's 'Faces' is their tenth studio album released as a double-LP on October 14, 1980 by Arc/Columbia Records. 1 . Let Me Talk (Official Video) 2 . Pride & Mighty Mighty 3 . Keep Your Head To The Sky ("Live By Request") Track Listing : 1.Let Me Talk (Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Ralph Johnson, Al Mckay, Maurice White, Verdine White) - 04:09 . 2.Turn It Into Something Good…

Four Jazz Messengers Euro Gigs

On October 9, 1989, two days before his 70th birthday, Art Blakey took his Jazz Messengers to the Leverkusen Jazz festival in Germany.The concert turned out to be a special event when ex Messengers joined the party. From the Fifties / Sixties line-ups : Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean. From the Eighties : Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison.Benny…

Concord publish George Benson’s ‘Guitar Man’ (2011)

George Benson's 'Guitar Man' is a studio album featuring jazz and pop standards and released on October 4, 2011 by Concord.1 . I Wanna Hold Your Hand 2 . Don't Know Why (Glasgow, 2014) 3 . Don't Know Why (Acoustic Version) 4 . My One And Only Love 5 . Danny Boy (Live, 2000) Track Listing : 1.Tenderly (Jack Lawrence, Walter Gross) - 02:01 . 2.I Want To Hold Your Hand (John Lennon, Paul…

Jay-Z releases his sixth album ‘The Blueprint’ featuring Eminem as guest (2001)

Jay-Z's 'The Blueprint' is his sixth studio album featuring Eminem as guest, produced by Kanye West and Timbaland among others and released on September 11, 2001 by Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam 1 . Girls, Girls, Girls (Hackney Weekend, Live ) 2 . Heart Of The City (Brooklyn, 2012) 3 . Never Change (Tidal, Live) 4 . Renegade (w/ Eminem, On "Letterman") Track Listing : 1.The Ruler'S Back (Shawn Carter,…

Columbia release Herbie Hancock’s thirtieth album : ‘Mr. Hands’ (1980)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'Mr. Hands' is his thirtieth album (with Jaco Pastorius on one track.) released in September 1980 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Spiraling Prism (Herbie Hancock) - 06:25 . 2.Calypso (Herbie Hancock) - 06:44 . 3.Just Around The Corner (Herbie Hancock) - 07:36 . 4.4 A.M. (Herbie Hancock) - 05:23 . 5.Shiftless Shuffle (Herbie Hancock) - 07:10 . 6.Textures (Herbie Hancock) - 06:37…

Columbia tape ‘First Time! The Count Meets the Duke’ by Duke Ellington & Count Basie and their respective orchestras (1961)

'First Time! The Count Meets the Duke' by Duke Ellington & Count Basie is an album recorded on July 6, 1961, with their combined orchestras and released the same year by Columbia..Track Listing : 1.Battle Royal (Duke Ellington) - 05:33 . 2.To You (Thad Jones) - 03:53 . 3.Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) - 03:46 . 4.Corner Pocket (Freddie Green, Donald Wolf) - 04:53 . 5.Wild Man (Duke…

Herbie Hancock records ‘V.S.O.P.’ at Newport Jazz Festival (1976)

Herbie Hancock's 'V.S.O.P.' is a live album recorded at Newport Jazz Festival, New York on June 29, 1976 and released in April 1977 by Columbia..1 . Eye Of The Hurricane 2 . Hang Up Your Hangups (1979) 3 . Paul Jackson bass w/ Herbie Hancock (Live, 1979) Track Listing : 1.Piano Introduction - 04:33 . 2.Maiden Voyage (Herbie Hancock) - 13:18 . 3.Nefertiti (Wayne Shorter) - 05:17 . 4.Introduction…

A&M / CTI release Quincy Jones’ ‘Walking in Space’ featuring ‘Killer Joe’ (1969)

Quincy Jones' 'Walking in Space' feat. 'Killer Joe' is a studio album recorded on June 18 & 19, 1969 and released in 1969 by A&M/Cti..1 . Killer Joe (Quincy Jones 80th Birtay, 2013) Track Listing : 1.Dead End (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) - 04:05 . 2.Walking In Space (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 12:06 . 3.Killer Joe (Benny Golson) - 05:12 . 4.Love And Peace…