We remember Ian Curtis

May 18, 1980 - Mr.Ian Curtis, English lead singer and lyricist of Joy Division passed away aged 23. He is remembered.Joy Division's 'Closer' is their second and final studio album released on July 18, 1980 byn Factory Records two months after lead singer Ian Curtis suicide. >> Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' is their debut studio album produced by Martin Hannett and released on June 15,…

Curtis Mayfield records his first album ‘Curtis/Live!’ at The Bitter End in New York (1971)

Curtis Mayfield’s 'Curtis/Live!' is his first album, after leaving The Impressions.recorded in January, 1971 at The Bitter End in New York City and released in May by Curtom.1 . People Get Ready / Move On Up ("Ohne Filter") 2 . People Get Ready 3 . The Making Of You 4 . We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue / Give Me Your Love (Live) Track Listing : 1.Mighty Mighty (Spade And Whitey) (Curtis…

Joe Henderson records with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Hutcherson et al, ‘Mode for Joe’ an album for Blue Note (1966)

Joe Henderson's 'Mode for Joe' is his fifth studio album recorded on January 27, 1966 with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Hutcherson & more and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.A Shade Of Jade (Joe Henderson) - 07:08 . 2.Mode For Joe (Cedar Walton) - 08:00 . 3.Black (Cedar Walton) - 06:51 . 4.Caribbean Fire Dance (Joe Henderson) - 06:41 . 5.Granted (Joe Henderson) -…

Motown publish The Jackson 5’s debut album : ‘Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5’ featuring ‘I Want You Back’ (1969)

'Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5' is the debut album of The Jackson 5 featuring Michael Jackson as lead singer, released on December 18, 1969 by Motown.1 . I Want You Back 2 . Can You Remember Track Listing : 1.Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel) - 03:18 . 2.Nobody (The Corporation) - 02:54 . 3.I Want You Back (The Corporation) - 03:04 . 4.Can You Remember (Thom Bell, William Hart) -…

Curtom publish Curtis Mayfield’s second album : ‘Roots’ (1971)

Curtis Mayfield's 'Roots' is his second studio album released In October 1971 By Curtom.1 . Keep On Keepin' ("OGWT" 1972) 2 . (We Got To Have Peace) 3 . (We Gotta Have Peace) Track Listing : 1.Get Down (Curtis Mayfield) - 05:45 . 2.Keep On Keeping On (Curtis Mayfield) - 05:08 . 3.Underground (Curtis Mayfield) - 05:15 . 4.We Got To Have Peace (Curtis Mayfield) - 04:44 . 5.Beautiful Brother Of…

Concord Records publish Diane Schuur’s ‘Friends for Schuur,’ an album featuring among others Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder (2000)

Diane Schuur's 'Friends for Schuur' is an album featuring duets with Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder and released on September 26, 2000 by Concord Records.1 . Had To Be You (Ray Charles & Diane Schuurit, Live) Track Listing : 1.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 04:26 . 2.I'D Fly (Riccardo Cocciante, Jean Paul Drean, Roxanne Seeman) - 05:07 . 3.For The First Time (Gerry Goffin, Ken…

Diana Krall starts the recording of her second album : ‘Only Trust Your Heart’ (1994)

Diana Krall's 'Only Trust Your Heart' is her second album recorded between September 13 and 16, 1994 and released on February 14, 1995 by GRP.1 . I've Got The World On A String 2 . Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby (8/15/1998, Newport Jazz Festival) 3 . I Love Being Here With You (Rio) ) 4 . I Love Being Here With You (Paris) Track listing : 1.Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby (Bill Austin,…

Curtom publish Curtis Mayfield’s debut album : ‘Curtis’ featuring ‘Move On Up’ (1970)

Curtis Mayfield's 'Curtis' is his debut album released in September 1970 by Curtom.1 . (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below, We're All Going To Go 2 . The Making Of You 3 . Move On Up (Live) 4 . Move On Up 5 . Move On Up Track listing : 1.(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go (Curtis Mayfield) - 07:50 . 2.The Other Side of Town (Curtis Mayfield) - 04:01 . 3.The Makings…

Reprise Records publish ‘Fleetwood Mac,’ their tenth self titled album featuring ‘Rhiannon’ (1975)

'Fleetwood Mac' is their tenth eponymous studio album (the first with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks) released in July 1975 by Reprise Records.1 . Heart Beat Like A Hammer 2 . I Loved Another Woman (1987) 3 . World Keep On Turning (w/ Peter Green) 4 . World Turning ("The Midnight Special") Track Listing : 1.Monday Morning (Lindsey Buckingham) - 02:48 . 2.Warm Ways (Christine Mcvie) - 03:54…

Curtis Mayfield releases ‘Super Fly’ as the soundtrack for the eponymous film (1972)

Curtis Mayfield's 'Super Fly' is his third studio album released as the soundtrack for the eponymous film on July 11, 1972 by Curtom 1 . Little Child Running Wild (Ronnie Scott's) 2 . Pusherman 3 . Pusherman 4 . Freddies Dead 5 . Freddie's Dead (Live, 1972) 6 . Junkie Chase 7 . Give Me Your Love 8 . Give Me Your Love (1972) 9 . Eddie You Should Know Better (Live, TV, 1971) 10 . Superfly 11 .…

Capitol begin the recording of ‘Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley’ with Nat Adderley on Cornet and Joe Zawinul on Piano (1961)

'Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley' is a studio album by Cannonball Adderley quintet with Nancy Wilson sitting in, recorded on June 27, 29 and August 23, 24, 1961 and released the same year by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Save Your Love For Me (Buddy Johnson) - 02:38 . 2.Teaneck (Nat Adderley) - 04:30 . 3.Never Will I Marry (Frank Loesser) - 02:16 . 4.I Can'T Get Started (Vernon Duke, Ira…

Aretha Franklin releases ‘Sparkle,’ her twenty-fourth album written and produced by Curtis Mayfield (1976)

Aretha Franklin's 'Sparkle' is her twenty-fourth studio album (featuring the music of the eponymous movie), written and produced by Curtis Mayfield and released on May 27, 1976 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Sparkle (Curtis Mayfield) - 04:13 . 2.Something He Can Feel (Curtis Mayfield) - 06:21 . 3.Hooked On Your Love (Curtis Mayfield) - 05:00 . 4.Look Into Your Heart (Curtis Mayfield) - 04:04 . 5.I…

Joe Satriani releases ‘Engines of Creation,’ his eighth studio album (2000)

Joe Satriani's 'Engines of Creation' is his eighth studio album released on March 14, 2000 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.Devil'S Slide (Joe Satriani) - 05:10 . 2.Flavor Crystal 7 (Joe Satriani) - 04:26 . 3.Borg Sex (Joe Satriani) - 05:27 . 4.Until We Say Goodbye (Joe Satriani) - 04:31 . 5.Attack (Joe Satriani) - 04:22 . 6.Champagne? (Joe Satriani) - 06:04 . 7.Clouds Race Across The Sky (Joe Satriani)…

Aretha Franklin, backed by King Curtis & the Kingpins, tapes ‘Aretha Live at Fillmore West’ (1971)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha Live at Fillmore West' is her second live album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 and released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 03:53 . 2.Love The One You'Re With (Stephen Stills) - 04:15 . 3.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - 05:55 . 4.Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 02:33 . 5.Make It With You (David Gates) - 04:33 .…

King Curtis records ‘Live at Fillmore West’ while opening for Aretha (1971)

King Curtis' 'Live at Fillmore West' is an album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 with Aretha Franklin's backing band, The Kingpins and released in August 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Memphis Soul Stew (Curtis Ousley) - 07:41 . 2.A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher) - 05:26 . 3.Whole Lotta Love (Willie Dixon, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) -…

Joy Division release their second and final album : ‘Closer'(1980)

Joy Division's 'Closer' is their second and final studio album released on July 18, 1980 byn Factory Records two months after lead singer Ian Curtis suicide.Track Listing : 1.Atrocity Exhibition (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) - 06:06 . 2.Isolation (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner) - 02:53 . 3.Passover (Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris,…

CBS release Paul Young’s debut solo album : ‘No Parlez’ featuring ‘Come Back and Stay’ and ‘Love of the Common People’ (1983)

Paul Young's 'No Parlez' is the debut solo album produced Laurie Latham and released on July 18, 1983 by CBS. 1 . Come Back and Stay (Official Video) 2 . Come Back and Stay (Top Of The Pops, 08/09/1983) 3 . Love Will Tear Us Apart (The Tube, 1983) 4 . Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) 5 . Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) (Top Of The Pops, 21/07/1983) 6 . No Parlez (BBC1, Monday 4th May…

Factory Records release Joy Division’s debut album : ‘Unknown Pleasures’ featuring ‘She’s Lost Control’ (1979)

Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' is their debut studio album produced by Martin Hannett and released on June 15, 1979 by Factory Records.1 . Day of the Lords (Apollo Theatre, Manchester, 28.10.1979) 2 . Candidate 3 . She's Lost Control (Something Else Show) 4 . She's Lost Control (Performance From Control) 5 . Shadowplay 6 . Shadowplay (BBC, 79) 7 . Interzone Track Listing : 1.Disorder (Ian…

Iggy Pop releases his first solo album ‘The Idiot’ co-written with David Bowie (1977)

Iggy Pop's 'The Idiot' is his debut solo album co-written with David Bowie and released on March 18, 1977 by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Sister Midnight (Carlos Alomar, James Osterberg, David Bowie) - 04:19 . 2.Nightclubbing (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) - 04:14 . 3.Funtime (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) - 02:54 . 4.Baby (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) - 03:24 . 5.China Girl (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie)…

Last week In Visual Artists 14

Dennis Morris, Jonathan Mannion, Bob Gruen, Norman Jean Roy, Brian Griffin, Nigel Dick, Peter Saville, Marc Klasfeld, Mike Kelley, Robert "Robt" Williams, Richard Avedon, Roy De Carava. They are the 12 Visual Artists selected among the 266 Posts we published last week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Dennis Morris - Bob Marley Photographer (by…

Lambchop release ‘Nixon,’ their fifth album (2000)

Lambchop's 'Nixon' is their fifth studio album produced by Mark Nevers and Kurt Wagner and released on February 7, 2000 by Merge / City Slang 1 . The Old Gold Shoe ("Black Session," 26/2/2004) 2 . Grumpus (La Cité De La Musique, Paris, 2013) 3 . Grumpus (Ancienne Belgique, Brussel, 29-01-2015) 4 . You Masculine You (Le Rocher De Palmer, Cenon) 5 . Up With People 6 . Up With People (Live) 7 .…

Columbia publish Santana’s thirteenth album : ‘Beyond Appearances’ (1985)

Santana's 'Beyond Appearances' is their thirteenth studio album recorded in California in 1984 and released in February 1985 by Columbia., 1 . Brotherhood ("Kaiser Gold Sounds 96," São Paulo) 2 . Right Now ("Live Aid" ) 3 . I'm The One Who Loves You Santana - Beyond Appearances Track Listing : 1.Breaking Out (Alphonso Johnson, Alex Ligertwood) - 04:30 . 2.Written In Sand (Mitchell Froom,…

50 Cent releases his debut album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin” featuring ‘In da Club,’ ‘P.I.M.P.’ and ’21 Questions’ (2003)

50 Cent's 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'' is his debut studio album produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem and released on February 6, 2003 by Aftermath Entertainment.1 . What Up Gangsta (Live) 2 . What Up Gangsta (w/ Young Buck, Live) 3 . Patiently Waiting (w/ Eminem) 4 . Many Men / Wish Death 5 . Many Men (Live) 6 . In Da Club (Official Video) 7 . Heat (Official Video) 8 . Heat (Live) 9 . If I Can't…

Art Farmer and Benny Golson record together ‘Meet the Jazztet’ (1960)

'Meet the Jazztet' by Art Farmer & Benny Golson is an album recorded on February 6, 9 & 10, 1960 and released the same year by Argo.1 . I Remember Clifford ( w/ Milt Jackson, Benny Golson, Art Farmer & NHøP ) Track Listing : 1.Serenata (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish) - 03:30 . 2.It Ain'T Necessarily So (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:26 . 3.Avalon (Buddy Desylva, Al Jolson,…

Elektra Nonesuch publish Bill Frisell’s thirteenth album : ‘Blues Dream’ (2001)

Bill Frisell's 'Blues Dream' is his thirteenth album released on January 30, 2001 by Elektra Nonesuch.1 . Blues Dream (Live) 2 . Ron Carter 3 . Ron Carter 4 . Outlaws 5 . The Tractor Track Listing : 1.Blues Dream (Bill Frisell) - 02:31 . 2.Ron Carter (Bill Frisell) - 06:45 . 3.Pretty Flowers Were Made For Blooming (Bill Frisell) - 03:20 . 4.Pretty Stars Were Made To Shine (Bill Frisell) -…

This week In Soul Artists 04/52

Anita Baker, The Neville Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Lena Horne, Corinne Bailey Rae, James Brown, Mahalia Jackson, Sharon Jones & The Dap~Kings, Eddie Floyd, D'Angelo, Bell Biv Devoe, Janet Jackson

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) -…

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…

Tamla publish Marvin Gaye’s sixteenth album : ‘In Our Lifetime’ (1981)

Marvin Gaye's 'In Our Lifetime' is his sixteenth (and final for Motown) studio album released on January 15, 1981 by Tamla. Track Listing : 1.Praise (Marvin Gaye) - 04:51 . 2.Life Is For Learning (Marvin Gaye) - 03:39 . 3.Love Party (Marvin Gaye) - 04:58 . 4.Funk Me (Marvin Gaye) - 05:34 . 5.Far Cry (Marvin Gaye) - 04:28 . 6.Love Me Now Or Love Me Later (Marvin Gaye) - 04:59 . 7.Heavy Love Affair…

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 .…

Sam Cooke records his second live album : ‘Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963’ (1963)

Sam Cooke's 'Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963' is his second live album recorded on January 12, 1963 and released in June 1985 by RCA.1 . Twistin' The Night Away (Live, 1963) Track Listing : 1.Feel It (Sam Cooke) - 03:46 . 2.Chain Gang (Sam Cooke) - 03:11 . 3.Cupid (Sam Cooke) - 02:46 . 4.Medley: It'S All Right/For Sentimental Reasons (William Best / Sam Cooke) - 05:11 . 5.Twistin' The…

Dean Martin releases his first studio album : ‘Dean Martin Sings’ (1953)

'Dean Martin Sings' is his first studio album featuring eight songs from the Martin & Lewis film 'The Stooge' and released on January 12, 1953 by Capitol.1 . Whos Your Little Who Zis 2 . Oh Marie 3 . That's Amore (1956) 4 . When You're Smiling Track Listing : 1.Who'S Your Little Who-Zis! (Al Goering, Ben Bernie, Walter Hirsch) - 02:19 . 11.When You'Re Smiling (Larry Shay, Mark Fischer, Joe…

United Artists Records publish Bobby Womack’s ‘Lookin’ For A Love Again’ featuring ‘Lookin’ for a Love’ (1974)

Bobby Womack's 'Lookin’ For A Love Again' is an album released on January 11, 1974 by United Artists Records.1 . Lookin' For A Love 2 . Let It Hang Out Point Of No Return Track Listing : 1.Lookin' For A Love (James Alexander, Zelda Samuels) - 02:37 . 2.I Don'T Wanna Be Hurt By Ya Love Again (Bobby Womack) - 03:26 . 3.Doing It My Way (Bobby Womack) - 05:36 . 4.Let It Hang Out (Bobby Womack) -…

Peggy Lee records ‘Miss Wonderful,’ an album arranged and conducted by Sy Oliver (1956)

Peggy Lee's 'Miss Wonderful' is an album (arranged & conducted by Sy Oliver) recorded on January 6, June 8, 1956 and released in 1959 by Decca Records.1 . I Don't Know Enough About You 2 . Mr. Wonderful (1982) Track Listing : 1.Mister Wonderful (George Weiss, Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener) - 03:18 . 2.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 02:57 . 3.Where…

Art Blakey records ‘Keystone 3’ with the Jazz Messengers featuring Wynton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis for Concord Jazz (1982)

Art Blakey's 'Keystone 3' is a live album recorded in January, 1982 with the Jazz Messengers featuring Wynton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis and released in 1982 by Concord Jazz.1 . Fuller Love (w/ The Jazz Messengers & Wynton Marsalis, Seventh Avenue South, 1981) 2 . A La Mode 3 . A La Mode (w/ Freddie Hubbard, Solo ) Track Listing : 1.In Walked Bud (Thelonious Monk) - 08:25 . 2.In A…

Motown Records publish Edwin Starr’s album : ‘War & Peace’ featuring ‘War’ (1970)

Edwin Starr's 'War & Peace' is an album featuring the hit 'War,' produced By Norman Whitfield and released on January 1, 1970 by Motown Records.1 . War (1969) 2 . War (Live, 2001) Track Listing : 1.War (Barrett strong, Norman Whitfield) - 03:12 . 2.Running Back And Forth (Richard Wylie, Edwin Starr) - 02:50 . 3.Adios Senorita (Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby) - 02:31 . 4.All Around The World…

This week In Male Balladeers 52/52

America, George Michael, Barry Manilow, John Legend, Lou Gramm. Jay Kay, Leonard Cohen, Demis Roussos, Barry White, Dean Martin, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield

John Legend releases his debut album : ‘Get Lifted’ featuring ‘Ordinary People’ (2004)

John Legend's 'Get Lifted' feat. 'Ordinary People' is his debut studio album released on December 28, 2004, '1 . Let's Get Lifted (on "Letterman") 2 . Used To Love U (Official Video) 3 . Ordinary People (Official Video) 4 . Ordinary People (on "Letterman") 5 . Stay With You (Live) 6 . So High (Piano Acoustic) 7 . So High (Official Video) 8 . I Can Change Live Track Listing : 1.Prelude (John…

We remember Freddie King. ‘The King of Texas’

This day (December 28, 1976), in Dallas, Texas, died Frederick Christian a.k.a Freddie King, an American blues guitarist and singer.Tracklist : 1 . Sweet Home Chicago 2 . The Things That I Used To Do (1975) 3 . Blues Band Shuffle (1974) 4 . Boogie Funk (1973) 5 . Ain’t No Sunshine (1973) 6 . Big Legged Woman (1972) 7 . Have You Ever Loved a Women (1970) 8 . Blues (1966) 9 . Hideaway Tracklist :…

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…