Quincy Jones releases ‘The Dude’ featuring ‘Ai No Corrida’ and James Ingram (1981)

Quincy Jones' 'The Dude' is a studio album featuring James Ingram's debut and released in March 1981 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Ai No Corrida (Chaz Jankel, Kenny Young) - 01:43 . 2.The Dude Rod (Temperton, Patti Austin) - 04:16 . 3.Just Once (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 03:28 . 4.Betcha Wouldn'T Hurt Me (Stevie Wonder, Stephanie Andrews) - 03:06 . 5.Somethin' Special (Rod Temperton) - 06:06 .…

Hip-Hop & Soul N°265 – Vintage 90s Music Videos

Sydney Youngblood, Craig Mack, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Public Enemy, Incognito, Sounds Of Blackness, Yvette Michele, Shinehead, Quincy Jones, Barry White, James Ingram, Al B. Sure, El Debarge, Cypress Hill, Innocence

We All remember Ella Fitzgerald. ‘Hello Ella’

This day (June 15, 1996), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ella Fitzgerald, an American jazz and song vocalist, also known as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella, who had a vocal range spanning three octaves and was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a horn-like improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.Tracklist : 1 .…

We remember Ray Charles. ‘Ray Of Light’

This day (June 10, 2004), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ray Charles, an American singer and musician.Tracklist : 1 . Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder - Living For The City 2 . A Song For You (1999) 3 . What' D I Say (1997) 4 . Hit The Road Jack (1982) 5 . America The Beautiful 6 . La Mama (1979) 7 . Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles – It Takes Two To Tango (1975) 8 . Georgia On My Mind 9 .…

Happy Birthday El Debarge. ‘DeBarge’

This day (June 4, 1961), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Eldra Patrick a.k.a. El DeBarge, an American R&B/pop singer& songwriter.Tracklist : 1 . Rhythm Of The Night (1985) 2 . Lay with you (w/ Faith Evans, 2011) 3 . Slide 4 . All This Love (1999) 5 . My Heart Belongs to You 6 . EL Debarge (1989) 7 . Time Will Reveal Tracklist : Lay With You . Where Is My Love? . Dindi . Can't Get Enough .…

We remember Sarah Vaughan. ‘Define The Divine’

This day (April 3, 1990), in Hidden Hills, California, died Sarah Lois Vaughan a.k.a. Sarah Vaughan, an American singer, nicknamed 'Sailor Sassy' and 'The Divine One'Digest Tracklist : George Gershwin Medley . On A Clear Day (1990) . Round Midnight (1987) . Chelsea Bridge (1983) . Send In The Clowns (1981) . Once In A While ( 1978) . w/ Bill Bailey - Won'T You Please Come Home (1964) . Lover Man…

Happy Birthday Chaka Khan. ‘Ain’t Nobody Like Chaka’

This day (March 23, 1953), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Yvette Marie Stevens a.k.a. Chaka Khan, an American singer.Tracklist : Like Sugar (2019) . A'nt Nobody (Jools Holland 2016/2017) . Live Medley (Tokyo 2014) . Ain't nobody (2012) . Edisons (2010) . w/ Stevie Wonder - Tell me Something Good 2003 . Im Every Woman (2002) . hrough The Fire (1995) . w/ Fourplay - Between The Sheets . w/ Bb King,…

Happy Birthday George Benson. ‘(Bens)On Birthday’

This day (March 22, 1943), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is born George Benson, an American guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Turn Your Love Around -(2019) . Lady (2019) . Affirmation (Capitol Florida 2016) . Don't Know Why (Glasgow 2014) . Love X Love (North Sea Jazz 2012) . At The Mambo Inn (2011) . Ibanez Lbg300 . On Broadway (2008) . w/ Lee Ritenour - Tribute Wew Montgomery . This Masquarade…

Happy Birthday Quincy Jones. ‘Today is ‘Super Q’s Day”

This day (March 14, 1933), in Seattle, Washington, is born Quincy Delightt Jones a.k.a. Quincy Jones, an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, ..Tracklist : w/ Big Band - Moanin' . The 75Th Birthday Celebration Live At Montreux (2008) . w/ Toots Thielemans, Patti Austin - Setembro (1996) . Back On Block Live (1991) . w/ Tamia & Babyface - Slow Jams . w/ Miles Davis -…

Happy Birthday Bobby McFerrin. ‘Bobby Sings One More Note’

This day (March 11, 1950), in Manhattan, New York, is born Robert 'Bobby' McFerrin, a virtuoso American vocalist.Tracklist : w/ Ranky Tanky - All For You (2019) . @Salle Pleyel Paris (2018) . w/ MozART Group (2017) . @ Gstaad Menuhin Festival (2014) . 25:15 (2013) . w/ Boy Singing - Route 66 (Live In Kaunas) . Concert À Cappella . w/ Chick Corea - Duet Live (2012) . The Power Of The…

This week In Soul Artists 09/52

James Ingram, Sam Cooke, Harry Belafonte, Corinne Bailey Rae, Laura Mvula, Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu, Esperanza Spalding, Mary Mary, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Little Eva. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 354 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . James Ingram . Just Once Lifted from : Quincy Jones release 'The Dude'…

This week In ’80s Throwback’ 09/52

Rod Stewart, Journey, Metallica, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Queen, Quincy Jones, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, The . U2, Depeche ModeThey are the '80s Throwback' artists selected among the 354 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Rod Stewart . Every Beat of My Heart Lifted from : Rod Stewart travels to Buenos Aires (1989)2 . Journey .…

Island publish Chaka Khan’s twelfth album ‘Hello Happiness’ featuring ‘Like Sugar’ (2019)

Chaka Khan's 'Hello Happiness' is her twelfth album (her first in 12 years) produced by Dave ‘Switch’ Taylor & Sarah Ruba and released on February 15, 2019 by Island(Source Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness | Official Site)The Guardian Its sound is based on an intricate knowledge of her back catalogue – the vivid funk she recorded with Rufus 40 years ago The Arts Desk it is the soundtrack to the…

We remember Al Jarreau. ‘Al Is For Always’

This day (February 12, 2017), in Los Angeles, died Alwin 'Al' Lopez Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy Award winning American jazz singer.Tracklist : w/ Alita Moses - Summertime (Montreux Jazz Festival, 2015) . Take Five / Blue Rondo a la Turk / Jazz Day 2013 . w/ Mattia Bazar - San Remo Festival (2012) . Spain (2011) . High Crime (2000) . w/ Kurt Elling - Take 5 . Don'T You Worry (1995) . w/ Miki…

‘Music For The Dancers’ N°322 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

The Specials, Kool . The Gang, Kurtis Blow, Jeffrey Osborne, Sharon Redd, James Ingram . Michael McDonald, Whodini, George Benson . LL Cool J, The Buggles, Re Flex, Elton JohnThey are the performers of the twelve vintage dance tunes that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (04/52) BUT ... in the EIghties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!For TWELVE more…

We remember Dizzy Gillespie. ‘Dizzy Pieces’

This day (January 6, 1993), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Dizzy Gillespie, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.Tracklist : w/ Stan Getz: - A Night In Tunisia (1978) . w/ Lalo Schifrin – Here it tis (1992) . w/ Miriam Makeba - Live The Future . w Bernard Purdie (1982) . w/ James Moody/Gene Harris/Ray Brown/Grady Tate - Ow! (1985) . w/ Charlie Parker - Hot…

Happy Birthday Dionne Warwick. ‘Don’t Make You Over’

This day (December 12, 1940), in East Orange, New Jersey, is born Marie Dionne Warrick a.k.a. Dionne Warwick, an American singer, actress and TV show host.Tracklist : What The World Needs Now Is Love (2019) . I'll Never Love This Way Again (2018) . Alfie (2015) . Say a little prayer (2013) . Night & Day (2012) . All In Love Is Fair (1975) . Aquarela Do Brasil (2009) . w/ Stevie Wonder,…

Michael Jackson releases his sixth album : ‘Thriller’ featuring ‘The Girl Is Mine,’ ‘Billie Jean,’ ‘Beat It,’ ‘Wanna Be Startin’…

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is his sixth studio album co-produced with Quincy Jones and released on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records.Track Listing : 1.Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Michael Jackson) - 06:03 . 2.Baby Be Mine (Rod Temperton) - 04:20 . 3.The Girl Is Mine (Michael Jackson) - 03:42 . 4.Thriller (Rod Temperton) - 05:57 . 5.Beat It (Michael Jackson) - 04:18 . 6.Billie Jean (Michael…

Columbia publish Barbra Streisand’s album : ‘Till I Loved You’ (1988)

Barbra Streisand's 'Till I Loved You' is a studio album released on October 25, 1988 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.The Places You Find Love (Glen Ballard, Clifton Magness) - 05:09 . 2.On My Way To You (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) - 03:44 . 3.Till I Loved You (Maury Yeston) - 05:10 . 4.Love Light (Burt Bacharach, Carol Bayer Sager) - 04:32 . 5.All I Ask Of You (Andrew Lloyd…

‘L’Amour Toujours’ N°251 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes . James Ingram, Queen, Spear Of Destiny, Eugene Wilde, Will Downing, ZZ Top, Lionel Richie, Why, George Benson, Jody Watley, Bee Gees They are the performers of the twelve vintage love songs that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (42/52) BUT ... in the Eighties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 .…

Stax Records publish Angie Stone’s fourth album : ‘The Art of Love & War’ (2007)

Angie Stone's 'The Art of Love & War' is her fourth studio album released on October 15, 2007 by Stax Records.Track Listing : 1.Take Everything In (Angie Stone, Jonathan Richmond, Juanita Wynn, Shamora Crawford) – 03:52 . 2.Baby (Angie Stone, Corey Tatum, K. Norton, Curtis Mayfield) – 04:50 . 3.Here We Go Again (Angie Stone, Jonathan Richmond) – 03:33 . 4.Make It Last (Angie Stone, Jonathan…

We remember Miles Davis. ‘Last Miles’

This day (September 28, 1991), in Santa Monica, California, died Miles Dewey Davis III a.k.a. Miles Davis, a America trumpeter.Digest Tracklist : w/ Chaka Khan – Human Nature (Montreux 1989) . DonT Stop Me Now (Paris 1989) . Time After Time (1985) . Bitches Brew (1970) . Perfect Way . Joshua (1964) . w/ Marcus Miller – Mr Pastorius . Gingerbread Boy (1967) . Round About Midnight (1967) . Autumn…

Kanye West releases ‘Graduation,’ his third album featuring T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Mos Def and Chris Martin among other guests (2007)

Kanye West's 'Graduation' is his third studio album featuring T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Mos Def and Chris Martin among other guests and released on September 11, 2007 by Def Jam / Roc-A-FellaTrack Listing : 1.Good Morning (Kanye West, Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 03:15 . . 2.Champion (Kanye West, Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 02:47 . . 3.stronger (Kanye West, Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De…

We remember Joe Zawinul. ‘Syndicative’

This day (September 11, 2007), in Vienna, Austria, died Joe Zawinul, an Austrian-American jazz keyboardist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Zawinul Syndicate – Orient Express (2007) . Weather Report – Birdland (1978) . Tower of Silence . Zawinul Syndicate – Zansa (1997) . Live in Hamburg (1996) . w/ Trilok Gurtu – Live in Frankfurt . w/ Friedrich Gulda (1986) . Miles Davis – Live in Berlin (1969)…

Singing With Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan, whose birthday is today . Happy Birthday BTW . has duetted with . myriad of singers of all genres, Latin or not. We have selected eighteen of them.They are Paul Simon, Chaka Khan, Alejandro Fernandez, Jose Feliciano, Tony Bennett, . Sync, James Ingram, Aretha Franklin, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Celia Cruz, Celine Dion, Patti Labelle, Arturo Sandoval Here, they are reunited in one…

Happy Birthday Patti Austin. ‘Austin Power’

This day (August 10, 1950), in Harlem, New York, is born Patti Austin, an American R&B and jazz music singer who made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Digest Tracklist : w/ Gregory Porter - Dedicated To You (2019) . w/ l'Orchestra Jazz Siciliana - Ella now and Then (2019) . Get Happy (2018) . Mr. Paganini (2016) . w/…

Quincy Jones releases ‘Back on the Block’ recorded with famous jazz, soul and hip-hop artists (1989)

Quincy Jones's 'Back on the Block' is a studio album released on August 8, 1989 by Qwest and featuring many famous artists : Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Take 6, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Ray Charles and more.Track…

This week In Soul Artists 32/52

Barry White, Luther Vandross, George Mccrae, Anthony Hamilton, Isaac Hayes, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Esther Phillips, Roberta Flack, The Neville Brothers, Lizz Wright, Sarah Vaughan, Aretha FranklinThey are the Soul Artists selected among the 319 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Barry White . You Are The First, My Last, My…

‘L’Amour Toujours’ N°202 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

Blancmange, . Flock Of Seagulls, Eurythmics, Animal Nightlife, Naked Eyes, Crowded House, Whitesnake, Michael Jackson, Def Leppard, Debbie Gibson, Guns N' Roses, Linda Ronstadt . James Ingram They are the performers of the twelve vintage love songs that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (29/52) BUT ... in the Eighties 80s. (Source) Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

Quincy Jones conducts a mega big band in Tokyo (1981)

July 9, 1981 - Quincy Jones (conductor), Jean "Toots" Thielmans (harmo), g)), Patti Austin (voc)), James Ingram (voc), Vivien Cherry (voc), Peggy Lipton Jones (voc), Janna Tyler (voc), Carlos Rios (g), Louis Johnson (b), Rod Temperton (kb), Greg Phillinganes (kb), Jerome Richardson (ss, fl), Peter Christlieb (se), Jerry Hey (Flugelhorn), John Robinson (d), Ollie Brown (perc), Nobuo Hara And The…

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.

Rihanna releases her second album : ‘A Girl like Me’ featuring ‘SOS’ (2006)

Rihanna's 'A Girl like Me' feat. 'SOS' is her second studio album released on April 11, 2006 by Def Jam Recordings.Track Listing : 1.S.O.S. (Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Jonathan Rotem) - 04:00 . 2.Kisses Don'T Lie (E. Amelia Rogers) - 03:52 . 3.Unfaithful (Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen) - 03:48 . 4.We Ride (Tor Erik Hermansen, M. Riddick) - 03:56 . 5.Dem Haters (A. Clarke, E. Amelia Rogers)…

Lincoln Center premieres Wynton Marsalis’ oratorio ‘Blood on the Fields’ (1994)

Wynton Marsalis' 'Blood on the Fields' is a three-and-a-half-hour jazz oratorio composed by Marsalis, premiered on April 1, 1994 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hal and released in 1995 by ColumbiaTrack Listing : 1.Calling The Indians Out (Wynton Marsalis) - 05:27 . 2.Move Over (Wynton Marsalis) - 10:04 . 3.You Don'T Hear No Drums (Wynton Marsalis) - 11:52 . 4.The Market Place (Wynton Marsalis)…

Ben Harper releases his first album without the Innocent Criminals : ‘Diamonds On the Inside’ (2003)

Ben Harper's 'Diamonds On the Inside ' is an album (the first without the Innocent Criminals) released on March 11, 2003 by Virgin.Track Listing : 1.With My Own Two Hands (Ben Harper) - 04:35 . 2.When It'S Good (Ben Harper) - 03:03 . 3.Diamonds On The Inside (Ben Harper) - 04:27 . 4.Touch From Your Lust (Ben Harper) - 04:28 . 5.When She Believes (Ben Harper) - 05:20 . 6.Brown Eyed Blues (Ben…

Stones Throw publish ‘Donuts,’ J Dilla’s second album (2006)

J Dilla's 'Donuts' is his second (and final during his lifetime) studio album released on February 7, 2006 by Stones Throw Records.Track Listing : 1.Donuts (Outro) (J Dilla) - 00:11 . . 2.Workinonit (J Dilla) - 02:57 . 3.Waves (J Dilla) - 01:38 . . 4.Light My Fire (J Dilla) - 00:35 . . 5.The New (J Dilla) - 00:49 . . 6.Stop (J Dilla) - 01:39 . . 7.People (J Dilla) - 01:24 . . 8.The…

Harry Connick, Jr releases his seventeenth album : ‘Only You’ (2004)

Harry Connick, Jr.s 'Only You' is his seventeenth album consisting of versions of songs from the 1920s to the 1960s and released on February 3, 2004 by Sony/Columbia. Track Listing : 1.More (Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero, Norman Newell) - 04:12 . 2.The Very Thought Of You (Ray Noble) - 03:39 . 3.Save The Last Dance For Me (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman) - 04:50 . 4.My Blue Heaven (Walter Donaldson, George…

Sony/Columbia publish Harry Connick, Jr’s concept album about New Orleans : ‘Oh, My NOLA’ (2007)

Harry Connick, Jr's 'Oh, My NOLA' is an album containing well-known songs associated with New Orleans, recorded with a his big band and released on January 30, 2007 by Sony/Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Working In The Coal Mine (Allen Toussaint) - 03:36 . 2.Won'T You Come Home, Bill Bailey? (Hughie Cannon) - 03:56 . 3.Something You Got (Chris Kenner) - 03:24 . 4.Let Them Talk (Harry Carlson, Lew…

Eric Burdon releases his tenth album : ‘Til Your River Runs Dry’ (2013)

Eric Burdon's 'Til Your River Runs Dry' is his tenth album as a solo artist (his first of largely original material since 2004) released on January 29, 2013 by ABKCO RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Water (Eric Burdon, Dave Steen) - 04:20 . 2.Memorial Day (Tony Braunagel, Eric Burdon, Terry Wilson) - 04:39 . 3.Devil And Jesus (Eric Burdon, Gregg Sutton) - 04:22 . 4.Wait (Eric Burdon, Terry Wilson) - 03:45…

We remember Albert King. ‘King Albert’

This day (December 21, 1992), in Memphis, Tennessee, died Albert King, an American blues guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Why You´re so mean to me (1992) . The Sky Is Crying (1989) . w/ Stevie Ray Vaughn- Don’t You Lie To Me (1983) . Born Under A Bad Sign . w/ John Mayall - Stormy Monday . Blues Power (1970) . I'll Play The BLues For You . Tracklist : Born Under A Bad Sign . Crosscut Saw .…