Kudu Records publish Grover Washington, Jr’s debut album : ‘Inner City Blues’ (1972)

Grover Washington, Jr's 'Inner City Blues' is his debut album produced By Creed Taylor and released on January 3, 1972 by Kudu Records.Track Listing : 1.Inner City Blues (Marvin Gaye) - 07:10 . 2.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 04:38 . 3.Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Marvin Gaye) - 05:07 . 4.Until It'S Time For You To Go (Buffy Saint-Marie) - 04:35 . 5.I Loves You Porgy…

Motown publish Stevie Wonder’s ‘Innervisions,’ his sixteenth album featuring ‘Higher Ground’ and ‘Living for the City’ (1973)

Stevie Wonder's 'Innervisions' feat.'Higher Ground' is his sixteenth studio album released on August 3, 1973 by Motown Records.Track Listing : 1.Too High (Stevie Wonder) - 04:36 . 2.Visions (Stevie Wonder) - 05:23 . 3.Living For The City (Stevie Wonder) - 07:22 . 4.Golden Lady (Stevie Wonder) - 04:58 . 5.Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder) - 03:42 . 6.Jesus Children Of America (Stevie Wonder) - 04:10…

Charles Mingus records ‘The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady,’ an album for Impulse! (1963)

Charles Mingus' 'The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady' is a studio album (featuring a single composition divided into four tracks and six movements) recorded on January 20, 1963 and released the same year by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Track A . Solo Dancer . Stop! Look! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney! (Charles Mingus) - 06:39 . 2.Track B . Duet Solo Dancers . Hearts' Beat And Shades In Physical…

Marvin Gaye releases ‘What’s Going On,’ his eleventh album featuring ‘Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)’ (1971)

Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' is his eleventh (and the first he produced himself) studio album, released on May 21, 1971 by Tamla Records.Track Listing : 1.What'S Going On (Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo ""Obie"" Benson) - 03:53 . 2.What'S Happening Brother (James Nyx, Marvin Gaye) - 02:43 . 3.Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky) (Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover) - 03:49 . 4.Save…

Happy Birthday Sly Dunbar. ‘Sly from the Dunbar Family’

This day (May 10, 1952), in Kingston, Jamaica, is born Lowell 'Sly' Fillmore Dunbar a.k.a Sly Dunbar, a drummer usually orking together with bassist Robbie Shakespeare.Digest Tracklist : Ernest Ranglin, Monty Alexander, Sly & Robbie - Ram Jam (2011) . Sly & Robbie - Documentary (2011) . Sinéad O'Connor - Marcus Garvey (2005) . Black Uhuru, Sly & Robbie - Switzerland (2001) . Grace…

A Tribe Called Quest release ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’ featuring ‘Can I Kick It?’ (1990)

A Tribe Called Quest's 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' is their debut album released on April 17, 1990 by Jive Records.Track Listing : 1.Push It Along (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White) - 07:42 . . 2.Luck Of Lucien (Q-Tip, Lucien Revolucien) - 04:32 . . 3.After Hours (Q-Tip) - 04:39 . . 4.Footprints (Q-Tip) - 04:00 . . 5.I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Q-Tip, Phife…

Joe Cocker releases ‘Cocker’ featuring ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ (1986)

Joe Cocker's 'Cocker' feat. 'You Can Leave Your Hat On' is his tenth studio album released in April 1986 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Shelter Me (Nick Distefano) - 05:36 . 2.A To Z (Tom Kimmel) - 04:21 . 3.Don'T You Love Me Anymore (Albert Hammond, Diane Warren) - 05:25 . 4.Living Without Your Love (Michael Bolton, Doug James) - 04:09 . 5.Don'T Drink The Water (Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson) -…

We remember Marvin Gaye. ‘I Heard It Through Marvin’

This day ( April 1, 1984), in Los Angeles, California, died Marvin Pentz Gay a.k.a. Marvin Gaye , an American singer and songwriter.Digest Tracklist : Take This Heart Of Mine . What'S Going On? . How Sweet It Is (1974) . Distant Lover . Heavy Love Affair . I Heard It Through The Grapevine . Can I Get A Witness . Let'S Get It On . Pride And Joy . Motown On Showtime (2/6) . Motown On Showtime (3/6)…

‘Vous Avez Dit Bizarre’ N°127 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

The Teardrop Explodes, Eurythmics, Working Week, Voice Of The Beehive, Rick Springfield, Dead Or Alive, Ryuichi Sakamoto . Thomas Dolby, The Church, The Style Council, Sisters of Mercy, Iggy Pop, UltravoxThey are the performers of twelve vintage amusing, puzzling and sometimes shocking videos of songs that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (11/52) BUT ... in the Eighties 80s. (Source)…

Happy Birthday Courtney Pine. ‘English Pine’

This day (March 18, 1964), in London, England, is born Courtney Pine, an English saxophone , flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and keyboards player.Tracklist : w/ The Inner City Ensemble Captain Green (2018) . w/ Omar (2017) . Liamuiga (Cook Up) (2015) . House of Legends (2013) . Liamuiga (Cook Up) (2012) . Dunfermline -Fife Jazz Festival (2011) . At The Skywards Dubai (2008) . The Hague Jazz…

Hip-Hop & Soul N°112 – Vintage 90s Music Videos

Shaggy, Sounds Of Blackness, Johnny Gill, Lil' Kim, DJ Jazzy Jeff . The Fresh Prince, Ms. Lauryn Hill, . People, Gabrielle, Imani Coppola, DJ Kool, Rob Base, Inner CityThey are the performers of the twelve vintage hip-hop, soul, etc. tracks that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (08/52) BUT ... in the Nineties 90s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!For TWELVE…

‘Music For The Dancers’ N°327 – Vintage 90s Music Videos

Inner City, Vanilla, Sugar Ray, ETA, Five, Rozalla, . People, Skunk Anansie, Captain Hollywood Project, Dream Frequency, Deuce, London Boys They are the performers of the twelve vintage dance tunes that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (05/52)BUT ... in the Nineties 90s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!For TWELVE more 'Music For The Dancers' . Vintage…

This week In Jazz Legends 01/52

Dr. Lonnie Smith, James Carter Organ Trio, Chris Potter, Michel Petrucciani, David Sanborn, Grover Washington Jr., Art Blakey . The Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, Mccoy Tyner, Erroll Garner, The Timex All StarThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 185 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1…

Marvin Gaye records for Tamla, ‘Marvin Gaye Live!’ at Oakland Coliseum in California (1974)

'Marvin Gaye Live!' is his second live album, recorded on January 4, 1974 at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California On June 19, 1974 and released by Tamla Records.Track Listing : 1.Introduction – 0:34 . 2.Overture (Marvin Gaye) - 02:24 . 3.Trouble Man (Marvin Gaye) - 06:36 . 4.Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)/ Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy Gaye, Elgie Stover) - 04:28 .…

‘Music For The Dancers’ N°92 – Vintage 80s Videos

The Sugarhill Gang, Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, The Gap Band, Sheila, Inner City, Neneh Cherry, Bananarama, Alexander O'Neal, Will To Power, Rose Royce, The NolansThey are the performers of the twelve vintage dance tunes that were ranked in the UK charts, this week but in the Eighties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!For TWELVE more 'Music For The…

We remember Grover Washington Jr. ‘Just One Like Him’

This day (December 17, 1999 ), in New York city, died Grover Washington, Jr., an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : Hits Medley . Promo Video For Grover Live . Just The Two Of Us (1982) . Winelight (1981) . Let It Flow (1981) . Mister Magic (1981) . Make Me A Memory (1981) . Tracklist : Just the Two Of Us . Mister magic . Black Frost . Soulful Strut . Winelight . Let It Flow .…

Tamla Records publish Marvin Gaye’s album : ‘Here, My Dear’ (1978)

Marvin Gaye's 'Here, My Dear' is a studio double album chronicling his ill-fated first marriage to Anna Gordy and released on December 15, 1978 by Tamla Records.Track Listing : 1.Here, My Dear (Marvin Gaye) - 02:48 . 2.I Met A Little Girl (Marvin Gaye) - 05:03 . 3.When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Marvin Gaye) - 06:17 . 4.Anger (Delta Ashby, Ed Townsend, Marvin Gaye) - 04:04…

Sarah Vaughan ends the recording of ‘A Time in My Life’ (1971)

Sarah Vaughan's 'A Time in My Life' is a studio album (arranged by Ernie Wilkins and recorded between November 16 and 26, 1971 and released in 1972 By Mainstream.Track Listing : 1.Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Marvin Gaye, James Nyx) - 04:08 . 2.Imagine (John Lennon) - 04:36 . 3.Sweet Gingerbread Man (Michel Legrand, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman) - 03:00 . 4.On Thinking It Over (Brian…

‘L’Amour Toujours’ N°272 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

Natalie Cole, Peter Gabriel, Freddie Jackson, Eurythmics, Hanoi Rocks, Freeez, . Flock Of Seagulls, Blancmange, Inner City, George Michael, Isley Jasper Isley, Cliff Richard They are the performers of the twelve vintage love songs that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (47/52) BUT ... in the Eighties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 .…

Hip-Hop & Soul N°208 – Vintage 90s Music Videos

The Brand New Heavies, Aaliyah, Ten City, Inner City, Xscape, Busta Rhymes, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Johnny Gill, The Notorious B.I.G., Seal, Joe, Black BoxThey are the performers of the twelve vintage hip-hop, soul, etc. tracks that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (44/52) BUT ... in the Nineties 90s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . The Brand New…

‘Music For The Dancers’ N°255 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

The Three Degrees, Will Powers, The Cross, Rock Steady Crew, The Bangles, Terence Trent D'Arby, Double Trouble, Martika, Inner City, The Beatmasters, Big Audio Dynamite, Black BoxThey are the performers of the twelve vintage dance tunes that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (41/52) BUT ... in the EIghties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 .…

Happy Birthday Kenny Garrett. ‘Kenny G Like Garrett’

This day (October 9, 1960), in Detroit, Michigan , is born Kenny Garrett, an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.Digest Tracklist : Chasing The Wind (2019) . w/Chucho Valdes – Chucho’s Step (2017) . Happy People (2013) . J Mac (2012) . Documentary . Inner City Blues . Wayne’S Thing (1999) . w/ Rick Braun, Larry Carlton, Boney James & Kirk Whalum – Always There . w/ Pat Metheny – Sing A…

MC Hammer rocks LA (2017)

September 8, 2017 - MC Hammer, his suits and the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, a young dancing crew will hit the stage at Staples Center in Los Angeles

This week In Male Balladeers 34/52

Joe Cocker, Jamie Cullum, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach, Serj Tankian, Taj Mahal, Dan Fogelberg, Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers, Boy George They are the Male Balladeers selected among the 382 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Joe Cocker . Inner City Blues Lifted from : Joe Cocker sings in…

Hip-Hop & Soul N°165 – Vintage 90s Music Videos

Ahmad, Gabrielle, Blacknuss, De La Soul, Main Source, Mase w/ Blackstreet, Inner City, The Notorious B.I.G., Lynden David Hall, The Click, Pras, Sporty ThievzThey are the performers of the twelve vintage hip-hop, soul, etc. tracks that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (27/52) BUT ... in the Nineties 90s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Ahmad…

Sheila E’ s ‘Iconic: Message 4 America’

Sheila E.' s 'Iconic: Message 4 America' is her eighth studio album (and first with a political theme) including covers of 'Pusherman','One Nation Under A Groove...', 'Inner City Blues' etc., featuring among other guests Ringo Starr, Candy Dulfer and released on September 1, 2017 by Stiletto Flats Music(Source Sheila E.' s 'Iconic: Message 4 America' | Official Site)Sheila E.' s 'Iconic: Message…

People Get Ready

Starting and ending with 'People Get Ready' made famous by Curtis Mayfield, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Stevie Wonder, Slim & The Supreme Angels, Marvin Gaye , Joe South and many more.

Low Probabilities

From 'The Best is Yet to Come' to 'If You See My Rooster' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Things That (Almost) Never Happen'. It has Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder, Billie Holiday, William Shatner, The Barry Sisters and many more.

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,…

Douglas Records publish John McLaughlin’s ‘My Goal’s Beyond,’ his third solo album (1971)

John McLaughlin's 'My Goal's Beyond' is his third solo album dedicated to Indian guru Sri Chinmoy, his spiritual leade aAnd released in June 1971 by Douglas Records. 1 . Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat 2 . Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat (w/ Jonas Hellborg) 3 . Blue In Green 4 . Blue In Green (Chicago) Track Listing : 1.Peace One (John Mclaughlin) - 07:18 . 2.Peace Two (John Mclaughlin) - 12:15 . 3.Goodbye Pork…

Bill Withers releases ‘Just As I Am,’ his debut album featuring ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ (1971)

Bill Withers' 'Just As I Am' feat. 'Ain't No Sunshine' is his debut studio album released in May 1971 by Sussex.1 . Harlem (Live) 2 . Ain't No Sunshine (live with violins) 3 . Grandma's Hands 4 . Grandma's Hands (2009 Live) 5 . Hope She'll Be Happier Track Listing : 1.Harlem (Bill Withers) - 03:23 . 2.Ain'T No Sunshine (Bill Withers) - 02:04 . 3.Grandma'S Hands (Bill Withers) - 02:00 . 4.Sweet…

Young Turks publish Jamie xx debut album : ‘In Colour’ (2015)

Jamie xx' 'In Colour' is his debut studio album featuring The xx members Romy and Oliver Sim and released on May 29, 2015 by Young Turks.1 . Gosh 2 . Gosh (Official Video) 3 . Sleep Sound 4 . Sleep Sound (Official Video) 5 . Stranger in a room & SeeSaw (BBC R1, w/ Romy & Olivier) 6 . Obvs + Could Heaven Ever Be Like This? (Yotaspace, Moscow, 30.10.15) 7 . Loud Places (w/ Romy) 8 . Loud…

Joe Henderson records ‘Power to the People’ with Herbie Hancock and Jack DeJohnette (1969)

Joe Henderson's 'Power to the People' is an album recorded on May 23 & 29, 1969 with among others Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette and released in 1969 by Milestone.Track Listing : 1.Black Narcissus (Joe Henderson) - 04:50 . 2.Afro-Centric (Joe Henderson) - 07:00 . 3.Opus One-Point-Five (Ron Carter) - 04:56 . 4.Isotope (Joe Henderson) - 04:53 . 5.Power To The People (Joe Henderson) - 08:42 .…

We Remember Frank Sinatra. ‘Frankly, My Dear’

This day (May 14, 1998), in Los Angeles, California, died Frank Sinatra, an American singer and film actor.Digest Tracklist : That'S Life (1966) . One For My Baby (1992) . & Liza Minnelli - New York New York (1990) . The Girl From Ipanema (1981) . America The Beautiful (1978) . You Make Me Feel So Young (1971) . Fly Me To The Moon (1969) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Can'T We Be Friends (1959) . Old…

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 Buckethead. ‘Bucket Garni’

This day (May 13, 1969), in Huntington Beach, California, is born Brian Carroll a.k.a Buckethead , a guitarist and multi instrumentalist.Digest Tracklist : Jordan (2019) . Claymation Courtyard (2018) . w/ Brain & Brewer - Gory Head Stump (2017) . Soothsayer (B.B. Kings,2016) . BucketHead - Colorado (2012) . Night of the slunk (2008) . Frozen Brains Tell No Tales (2006) . Guitar Solo,…

Since it’s Agnetha’s Birthday, let’s have a ‘ABBA At Their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, singer Agnetha Fältskog a 'Happy @|#} th Birthday,' we found it was the perfect time to playlist the 'BESTS' of her band : ABBA CREDITSPhoto : Kevin OliverAudio : Dancing Queen . Mamma Mia . Take a Chance on Me . The Winner Takes It All . Waterloo . Knowing Me, Knowing You . Fernando . Super Trouper . Money, Money, Money . Lay All Your Love on Me . Video : Dancing Queen .…

Happy Birthday Hiromi Uehara. ‘Super Hiromi’

This day (March 26, 1979), in Hamamatsu, Japan, is born Hiromi Uehara, a Japanese jazz composer and pianist.Digest Tracklist : Kaleidoscope (2020) . Seeker (2018) . w/ Edmar Castaneda – Fire (2017) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips – @ Nave de Vero in Jazz (2016) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips – Desire (2015) . w/ Anthony Jackson & Steve Smith – Labyrinth (2013) . Teatro…

Happy Birthday Sir Elton John. ‘Rocket John (It Still Is A Long Long Time)’

This day (March 25, 1947), in Pinner, Middlesex, England, is born Reginald Kenneth Dwight better known as Elton John, English singer, composer and pianistDigest Tracklist : Your Song (BBC, 1970) . Levon (BBC, 11971) . Rocket Man (Royal Festival Hall, 1972) . Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (TOTP, 1973) . Daniel (Watford, 1974) . Pinball Wizard (Dodger Stadium, 1975) . Don't Go Breaking My Heart (w/…

Miles Davis records ‘Tutu’ in tribute to Desmond Tutu (1986)

Miles Davis' 'Tutu' is an album (in tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu) recorded on March 25, 1986 and released in December 1986 By Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Tutu (Marcus Miller) - 05:15 . 2.Tomaas (Miles Davis, Marcus Miller) - 05:38 . 3.Portia (Marcus Miller) - 06:18 . 4.Splatch (Marcus Miller) - 04:46 . 5.Backyard Ritual(George Duke) -4:49 . 6.Perfect Way (David Gamson, Green…