Capitol publish ‘Bluejean Bop!’, Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps’ debut album (1956)

Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps' 'Bluejean Bop!' is their debut album produced by Ken Nelson and released on August 13, 1956 by Capitol1 . Blue Jean Bop (Italy, 1960) Track Listing : 1.Bluejean Bop (Hal Levy, Gene Vincent) - 02:35 . 2.Jezebel (Wayne Shanklin) - 02:38 . 3.Who Slapped John? (Tex Davis, Gene Vincent) - 02:07 . 4.Ain'T She Sweet (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) - 02:44 . 5.I Flipped…

Pink Martini release ‘Hey Eugene!’ their third album (2007)

Pink Martini's 'Hey Eugene!' is their third full-length album released on May 15, 2007 by Heinz Records.Track Listing : 1.Everywhere (China Forbes, Thomas Lauderdale) - 03:10 . 2.Tempo Perdido (Ataulfo Alves) - 03:42 . 3.Mar Desconocido (Martin Zarzar, Frederic Chopin) - 03:12 . 4.Taya Tan (Taku Izumi, Michio Yamagami) - 02:42 . 5.City Of Night (China Forbes, Thomas Lauderdale) - 04:19 . 6.Ojalá…

Bucky Pizzarelli & John Pizzarelli release a collaborative album ‘Generations’ (2007)

'Generations' by Bucky & John Pizzarelli is a father & son album released on April 10, 2007 by Arbors Records.Track Listing : 1.Fred (Neal Hefti) - 03:49 . 2.Polka Dots And Moon Beams (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen) - 05:32 . 3.Rose Room (Art Hickman, Harry Williams) - 03:58 . 4.Midnight Sun (Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer) - 05:23 . 5.A Sleepin' Bee (Harold Arlen, Truman…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 52/52

Brian Johnson & Billy Joel, Jeff Beck & Beth Hart, Etta James, Grateful Dead & Tower Of Power, Marianne Faithfull & David Bowie, Kelly Clarkson & John Legend, Annie Lennox & Al Green, Natalie Cole & Diana Krall, Patti Smith & R.E.M, Ian Dury & Mick Jones, Boz Scaggs & Los Lobos, Dean Martin & Tony Bennett, Julie Andrews, John Denver & Placido Domingo…

Stiff publish Ian Dury’s debut album : ‘New Boots And Panties!!’ (1977)

Ian Dury's 'New Boots and Panties!!' is his debut album featuring 'Wake Up and Make Love with Me,' produced by Peter Jenner, Laurie Latham and Rick Walton and released on September 30, 1977 by Stiff1 . Wake Up And Make Love With Me (w/ The Blockheads, Live) 2 . Sweet Gene Vincent 3 . Sweet Gene Vincent (w/ The Blockheads) 4 . I Am A Partial To Your Abracadabra 5 . My Old Man / Blockheads (w/ The…

The Everly Brothers start the recording of their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Bye Bye Love’ (1957)

'The Everly Brothers' is their eponymous debut album produced by Archie Bleyer, recorded between March 1 and November 3, 1957 and released in 1958 by Cadence.Track Listing : 1.This Little Girl Of Mine (Ray Charles) - 02:18 . 2.Maybe Tomorrow (Don Everly) - 02:07 . 3.Bye Bye Love (Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant) - 02:26 . 4.Brand New Heartache (Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant) - 02:17 . 5.Keep A…

John Lennon releases his sixth solo album : ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ featuring ‘Stand by Me’ (1975)

John Lennon's 'Rock 'n' Roll' is his sixth studio album produced (in part) by Phil Spector and released on February 17, 1975 by Apple.Track Listing : 1.Be-Bop-A-Lula (Tex Davis, Gene Vincent) - 02:39 . 2.Stand By Me (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King) - 03:26 . 3.Rip It Up / Ready Teddy (Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell, John Marascalco) - 01:33 . 4.You Can'T Catch Me (Chuck Berry) - 04:51 . 5.Ain'T…

Crossroads

Starting and ending with 'Crossroads' made famous by Cream, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has The Nashville Teens, The Doors, Will Bradley Trio, The Doors and many more.

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Lady Soul’ featuring ‘Chain of Fools,’ ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and ‘(Sweet Sweet Baby)…

Aretha Franklin's 'Lady Soul' feat. 'Chain of Fools' is an album also including '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' and other hits and released on January 22, 1968 by Atlantic. 1 . Chain Of Fools (Live, 1968) 2 . A Natural Woman 3 . The making of 'Aint No Way' w/ Sister Carolyn Track Listing : 1.Chain Of Fools (Don Covay) - 02:46 . 2.Money Won'T Change You (James Brown Nat Jones) -…

Benny Goodman records ‘The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert’ (1938)

Benny Goodman's 'The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert' is one of the first recording (done on January 16, 1938) of music issued on the new long-playing format and one of the first to sell over a million copies. ,1 . Avalon (1959) 2 . I Got Rhythm (1959) 3 . #6 (w/ The Mcguire Sisters, 1958) 4 . 1955 (China Boy) 5 . Sing, Sing, Sing (Gene Krupa, From "Hollywood Hotel Film" (1937)) Track…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s album : ‘Tony’ (1957)

Tony Bennett's 'Tony' is an album (re-titled 'Tony Bennett Showcase') produced by Ernest Altschuler and released on January 14, 1957 by Columbia. 1 . Love Walked In (1959) 2 . Taking A Chance On Love 3 . Without A Song (1959) 4 . Without A Song (Danny Thomas Show, 1/12/59) Track Listing : 1.It Had To Be You (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 02:58 . 2.You Can Depend On Me (Charlie Carpenter, Louis…

Kanye West releases ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,’ his fifth album featuring ‘Power’ (2010)

Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' is his fifth studio album featuring 'Power' and released on November 22, 2010 by Def Jam / Roc-A-Fella1 . Dark Fantasy (w/ Teyana Taylor) 2 . Power 3 . All Of The Lights (w/ Rihanna, Kid Cudi) 4 . Runaway (w/ Pusha T) 5 . Blame Game (w/ John Legend) 6 . Lost In The World (w/ Bon Iver) 7 . Gorgeous (Freestyle 2012) 8 . Power (Coachella 1080 )…

John Legend releases ‘Evolver,’ his third album featuring Kanye West, Brandy, Estelle, Andre 3000 et al (2008)

John Legend's 'Evolver' is his third studio album featuring Kanye West, Brandy, Estelle and Andre 3000, among other guests and released on October 28, 2008 by Good, Columbia. 1 . Good Morning 2 . Green Light (w/ André 3000, Official Video) 3 . Green Light (on "Letterman") 4 . Everybody Knows (Official Video) 5 . Everybody Knows (Live) 6 . This Time (NBC) 7 . Good Morning 8 . If You´Re Out There…

United Artists Records publish Don McLean’s second album : ‘American Pie’ (1971)

Don McLean's 'American Pie' is his second studio album released on October 24, 1971 by United Artists Records.1 . American Pie 2 . Vincent 3 . Crossroads 4 . Winterwood (TV, 1983) 5 . Empty Chairs 6 . Over The Waterfall / Babylon. Track Listing : 1.American Pie (Don Mclean) - 08:33 . 2.Till Tomorrow (Don Mclean) - 02:11 . 3.Vincent (Don Mclean) - 03:55 . 4.Crossroads (Don Mclean) - 03:34 .…

When Benny Goodman played New-York

Four occasions, three years : 1985, 1974 and 1938 "When Benny Goodman played New-York"."Concert One" that he played during the tribute he received eight months before his death, at the Broadway Ballroom (yes, people were dancing to jazz then) of the newly opened Marriott Marquis Hotel.Two, a more intimate concert performed in 1974 at the Rainbow Room on the top of the RCA Building.The "concert…

Toni Braxton releases her fifth album : ‘Libra’ (2005)

Toni Braxton's 'Libra' (her astrological sign) is her fifth studio album released on September 27, 2005 by Blackground Records.1 . Please (Official Video) 2 . Please (Live) 3 . Trippin 4 . Shadowless (Acoustic , "Aol Sessions") Track Listing : 1.Please (Scott Storch, Makeba Riddick, Vincent Herbert, Kameron Houff) - 03:57 . 2.Trippin' (That'S The Way Love Works) (Bryan-Michael Cox, Kendrick Dean,…

Tony Bennett releases ‘Duets II’ recorded with seventeen famous guests (2011)

Tony Bennett's 'Duets II' is an album recorded with seventeen very famous guests and released on September 20, 2011 by Columbia. 1 . The Lady Is A Tramp (w/ Lady Gaga) 2 . The Lady Is A Tramp (w/ Lady Gaga, éA Very Gaga Thanksgiving") 3 . One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (w/ John Mayer) 4 . Body And Soul (w/ Amy Winehouse) 5 . Don't Get Around Much Anymore (In Studio Version) 6 .…

Benny Goodman In Japan

Benny Goodman came to Japan three times to perform in concert. In 1957 (or is it 1956?) sponsored by the U.S. State Department / ANTA and with a big band, in 1964 with a small group and in 1980 for the "Aurex Jazz Festival" happening in three cities.

Concord publish Ray Charles’ posthumous and final album : ‘Genius Loves Company’ recorded with Norah Jones, James Taylor, Diana Krall and more famous guests (2004)

Ray Charles' 'Genius Loves Company' is his final studio album posthumously released on August 31, 2004 by Concord/Hear Music.1 . (w/ Norah Jones, Elton John, Bb King 2 . (w/ Michael Mcdonald, Willie Nelson & Van Morrison Track listing : 1.Here We Go Again (Don Lanier, Red Steagall) - 03:59 . 2.Sweet Potato Pie (James Taylor) - 03:47 . 3.You Don't Know Me (Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker) - 03:55 .…

Philadelphia International publish ‘Back Stabbers,’ an album by The O’Jays (1972)

The O'Jays' 'Back Stabbers' is a studio album produced by Gamble & Huff and Bunny Sigler and released in August 1972 by Philadelphia International1 . Back Stabbers ("Soul Train") 2 . Back Stabbers ("50Th Anniversary Concert") 3 . Love Train ("Soul Train") 4 . Live From The Apollo Track Listing : 1.When The World'S At Peace (Kenneth Gamble, Bunny Sigler, Phil Hurtt) - 05:21 . 2.Back Stabbers…

Frank Zappa releases his debut solo album ‘Lumpy Gravy’ recorded with the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra (1967)

Frank Zappa's 'Lumpy Gravy' is his debut solo album (with Zappa conducting the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra) released on August 7, 1967.1 . Oh No 2 . King Kong (w/ And The Mothers Of Invention, 1968, BBC) 3 . King Kong (w/ And The Mothers Of Invention, Essen, 1968) Track Listing : 1.The Way I See It, Barry (Frank Zappa) - 00:06 . 2.Duodenum (Frank Zappa) - 01:32 . 3.Oh No (Frank…

Bob Marley & The Wailers record the album ‘Live!’ at The Lyceum in London (1975)

'Live!' by Bob Marley & The Wailers is an album recorded on July 18 and 19, 1975 at The Lyceum in London and released on December 5, 1975 By Island.1 . Them Belly Full (1975, New York) 2 . Lively Up Yourself (+ Interview, 1979) 3 . No woman No cry (1979) 4 . Kinky reggae 5 . Natty Dread (1975, New York] 6 . w/ the Wailers at the Lyceum Track Listing : 1.Trenchtown Rock (Bob Marley) -…

‘Toni Braxton’ her first self-titled album featuring ‘Breathe Again’ and ‘Seven Whole Days’ (1993)

'Toni Braxton' is her self-titled debut album released on July 13, 1993 by Laface Records.1 . Another Sad Love Song 2 . Breathe Again (Official Video) 3 . Seven Whole Days 4 . Love Shoulda Brought You Home (Official Video) 5 . Love Shoulda Brought You Home (SWR Live, 9th May 2010) 6 . How Many Ways 7 . You Mean The World To Me Track Listing : 1.Another Sad Love Song (Babyface, Daryl Simmons) -…

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)…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Unforgettable… with Love,’ an album of standards performed by her father, Nat King Cole (1991)

Natalie Cole's 'Unforgettable… with Love' is an album featuring covers of standards performed by Natalie's father, Nat King Cole and released on June 11, 1991 by Elektra..1 . Route 66 (w/ Diana Krall) 2 . Mona Lisa, Smile (The Natalie Cole Special 1978) 3 . L.O.V.E. 4 . This can't be Love, Paper Moon 5 . That Sunday That Summer 6 . STRAIGHTEN UP 7 . Unforgettable Track Listing : 1.The Very…

Columbia record ‘Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall’ (1962)

'Tony Bennett at Carnegie Hall' is a live album recorded on June 9, 1962 at Carnegie Hall, New York City and released on July 23, 1962 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Broadway (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) - 02:10 . 2.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 02:08 . 3.All The Things You Are (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 03:04 . 4.Stranger In Paradise (Alexander Borodin,…

Arista release Whitney Houston’s second album : ‘Whitney’ featuring ‘ I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ (1987)

Whitney Houston's ‘Whitney' feat. ' I Wanna Dance With Somebody' is her second studio album released on June 2, 1987 by Arista Records.1 . I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Official Video) 2 . I Wanna Dance With Somebody 3 . Love Will Save The Day 4 . Didn't We Almost Have It All (Official Video) 5 . Didn't We Almost Have It All (Nelson Mandella Freedom Fest, 1988) 6 . So Emotional (Japan) 7 . So…

Nonesuch publish Joshua Redman’s fourteenth album : ‘Walking Shadows’ (2013)

Joshua Redman's 'Walking Shadows' is his fourteenth album recorded with a large symphonic ensemble and released on May 6, 2013 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.The Folks Who Live On The Hill (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 04:00 . 2.Lush Life (Billy Strayhorn) - 06:44 . 3.Stop This Train (John Mayer, Pino Palladino) - 04:44 . 4.Adagio (Johann Sebastian Bach) - 03:16 . 5.Easy Living (Ralph…

Sarah Vaughan records ‘How Long Has This Been Going On?’ with Oscar Peterson quartet (1978)

Sarah Vaughan's 'How Long Has This Been Going On?' is a studio album recorded on April 25, 1978 with a quartet led by Oscar Peterson and released the same year by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.I'Ve Got The World On A String (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 05:38 . 2.Midnight Sun (Sonny Burke, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Mercer) - 04:40 . 3.How Long Has This Been Going On? (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) -…

Maxwell releases ‘Maxwell Urban Hang Suite,’ his debut concept-album via Columbia (1996)

'Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite' is Maxwell's debut (and concept) album released on April 2, 1996 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.The Urban Theme (Maxwell) - 02:42 . 2.Welcome (Maxwell, Stuart Matthewman) - 05:18 . 3.Sumthin' Sumthin' (Maxwell, Leon Ware) - 04:18 . 4.Ascension (Maxwell, Itaal Shur) - 05:46 . 5.Dancewitme (Maxwell, Hod David) - 06:15 . 6....Til The Cops Come Knockin' (Maxwell,…

Stones Throw publish Madvillain’s debut album : ‘Madvillainy’ produced by members MF Doom and Madlib (2004)

Madvillain's 'Madvillainy' is their debut studio album produced by members of the duo, MF Doom and Madlib and released on March 23, 2004 by Stones Throw Records. Track Listing : 1.The Illest Villains (Daniel Dumile, Otis Jackson Jr.) - 01:55 . 2.Accordion (Daniel Dumile, Otis Jackson Jr.) - 01:58 . . 3.Meat Grinder (Daniel Dumile, Otis Jackson Jr.) - 02:11 . . 4.Bistro (Daniel Dumile, Otis…

Jean-Luc Ponty’s Turning Point

The end of the Sixties and the beginning of the Seventies mark the real start of Jean-Luc Ponty's international stardom.Hooking up with 23 years old George Duke.Recording his own "King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa" album.Recording the "Open Strings" album in Germany with Philip Catherine and Joachim Kühn.Relocating to Los Angeles with family. Embarking on various tours with…

Americans in Paris

From 'Made You Love Paris' to 'Florence Sur Les Champs-Elysees' , we have mixed 20 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'American Jazzmen in (and about) Paris'. It has Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, The Ray Draper Quintet, Cal Tjader and many more.