Happy Birthday John Hammond. ‘Blues Heritage’

This day (November 13, 1942), in New York City, is born John P. Hammond, an American blues singer and guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . Ask Me Nice (2019) 2 . Found True Love (2018) 3 . One on One Session (2016) 4 . Raindogs (2013) 5 . Sail On, Merlefest (2012) 6 . Walking Blues 7 . I can’t be (2003) 8 . John Hammond Trio – Come Find Out 9 . John Hammond & Duke Robillard – Too Tired (1994) 10 . Drop…

Columbia publish Santana’s fifth album : ‘Welcome’ featuring John McLaughlin, Alice Coltrane and Flora Purim (1973)

Santana's 'Welcome' is the fifth studio album by . Released on November 9, 1973 by Columbia.1 . Going Home / Amazing Grace 2 . Castillos De Arena / Light Of Life / Se Acabo Track Listing : 1.Going Home (Antonín Dvorák, Alice Coltrane, Santana Band) - 04:11 . 2.Love, Devotion & Surrender (Richard Kermode, Carlos Santana) - 03:38 . 3.Samba De Sausalito (José Areas) - 03:11 . 4.When I Look Into…

Elton John releases his third album : ‘Tumbleweed Connection’ (1970)

Elton John's 'Tumbleweed Connection' is his third studio album produced by Gus Dudgeon and released on October 30, 1970 by DJM / Uni1 . Come Down In Time (Live, 2003) 2 . Come Down In Time ("Later... With Jools Holland," May 10Th, 2016) 3 . Country Comfort (1971) 4 . Where To Now St. Peter (Wembley Empire Pool, 1977) 5 . Talking Old Soldiers ("VH1 Storytellers," September, 19, 1997) 6 .…

John Lennon releases his fourth album : ‘Mind Games’ (1973)

John Lennon's 'Mind Games' is his fourth studio album (his first self-produced) recorded in New York and released on October 29, 1973 by Apple.Track Listing : 1.Mind Games (John Lennon) - 04:13 . 2.Tight A$ (John Lennon) - 03:37 . 3.Aisumasen (I'M Sorry) (John Lennon) - 04:44 . 4.One Day (At A Time) (John Lennon) - 03:09 . 5.Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple) (John Lennon) - 04:12 . 6.Nutopian…

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…

Decca publish ‘The Union,’ a collaboration album by Elton John and Leon Russell (2010)

'The Union' by Elton John & Leon Russell is a collaboration album produced By T Bone Burnett and released on October 19, 2010 by Decca.1 . If It Wasn't For Bad (Beacon Theatre, NYC) 2 . If It Wasn't For Bad 3 . Eight Hundred Dollar Shoes (Beacon Theatre, 10/19/10) 4 . Hey Ahab ("Letterman") 5 . Hey Ahab (The Beacon Theatre, New York) 6 . Gone To Shiloh (The Beacon Theater, October 19,…

Island publish Brian Eno’s ‘Another Green World,’ his third album recorded with Robert Fripp, Phil Collins, John Cale et al (1975)

Brian Eno's 'Another Green World' is his third studio album featuring Robert Fripp, Phil Collins and John Cale as guests and released in September 1975 by Island Records .1 . Arena Track Listing : 1.Sky Saw (Brian Eno) - 03:25 . 2.Over Fire Island (Brian Eno) - 01:49 . 3.St. Elmo'S Fire (Brian Eno) - 03:02 . 4.In Dark Trees (Brian Eno) - 02:29 . 5.The Big Ship (Brian Eno) - 03:01 . 6.I'Ll Come…

Blue Note publish John Scofield’s ‘Hand Jive,’ an album recorded with Eddie Harris (1994)

John Scofield's 'Hand Jive' is a studio album recorded with Eddie Harris and released on August 9, 1994 by Blue Note Records.1 . I'Ll Take Les 2 . Do Like Eddie Pt.1 (w/ Eddie Harris) 3 . Do Like Eddie Pt.2 (w/ Eddie Harris) 4 . She's So Lucky (w/ Eddie Harris) Track Listing : 1.I'Ll Take Les (John Scofield) - 06:58 . 2.Dark Blue (John Scofield) - 07:37 . 3.Do Like Eddie (John Scofield) - 08:06 .…

Decca publish John Mayall’s first studio album : ‘Blues Breakers’ recorded with Eric Clapton (1966)

John Mayall's 'Blues Breakers' is his first studio album recorded with ex-Yardbird Eric Clapton and (released on July 22, 1966 by Decca.1 . Have you heard about my baby (part 1) 2 . Have you heard about my baby (part 2) Track Listing : 1.All Your Love (Otis Rush) - 03:38 . 2.Hideaway / The Walk (Freddie King/Sonny Thompson / Jimmy Mccracklin) - 03:17 . 3.Little Girl (John Mayall) - 02:36 .…

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin record ‘Love Devotion Surrender’ with their respective bands (1973)

'Love Devotion Surrender' by Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin is an album recorded with their respective bands, Santana and The Mahavishnu Orchestra and released on July 20, 1973 by Columbia.1 . Naima (Montreux, 2011) 2 . The Life Divine (Live) 3 . Switzerland 2016 Full Concert Track Listing : 1.A Love Supreme (John Coltrane) - 07:48 . 2.Naima (John Coltrane) - 03:09 . 3.The Life Divine…

Def Jam publish Frank Ocean’s debut album : ‘Channel Orange’ featuring John Mayer, Earl Sweatshirt and André 3000 as guests (2012)

Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' is his debut studio album featuring John Mayer, Earl Sweatshirt and André 3000 as guests, produced by Malay, Om'Mas Keith and Pharrell Williams among others and released on July 10, 2012 by Def Jam Recordings.Track Listing : 1.Start (Christopher Breaux, James Ho) - 00:45 . 2.Thinkin Bout You (Christopher Breaux, Shea Taylor) - 03:20 . 3.Fertilizer (James Fauntleroy,…

Elton John releases his eighth album : ‘Caribou’ featuring ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ and ‘The Bitch Is Back’ (1974)

Elton John's 'Caribou' is his eighth album produced by Gus Dudgeon and released on June 28, 1974 by MCA Records.1 . The Bitch Is Back (w/ Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney, 1986) 2 . The Bitch Is Back (Live) 3 . Grimsby (1974) 4 . Dixie Lily 5 . Dont let the sun go down on me (Live) 6 . Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Royal Opera House, 2002) 7 . Ticking (The Old Grey Whistle Test, 1974) 8 .…

Verve release ‘That’s What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles’ (2005)

‘That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles' is a tribute album released on June 7, 2005 by Verve Records.1 . Busted (w/ Marcus Belgrave, Berklee) 2 . I Got a Woman (w/ Ricky Skaggs, Berklee) 3 . You Don't Know Me (Berklee) Track Listing : 1.Busted (Harlan Howard) - 06:31 . 2.What'D I Say (Ray Charles) - 06:18 . 3.Sticks And Stones (Henry Glover, Titus Turner) - 03:44 . 4.I…

Columbia release John Mayer’s debut album : ‘Room for Squares’ (2001)

John Mayer's 'Room for Squares' is his debut studio album released on June 5, 2001 by Aware / Columbia Records.1 . No Such Thing (Nokia Theatre) 2 . Why Georgia (Live) 3 . Why Georgia 4 . My Stupid Mouth (Live) 5 . My Stupid Mouth (The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) 6 . Your Body Is A Wonderland (Live) Track Listing : 1.No Such Thing (John Mayer, Clay Cook) - 03:51 . 2.Why Georgia (John Mayer) -…

John Mayall – Find A Way To Care

Released on September 4, 2015, "Find a way to care" is the new album by John Mayall.Track Listing : 1.Mother-In-Law Blues (Don Robey) - 03:12 . 2.The River'S Invitation (Percy Mayfield) - 03:47 . 3.Ain'T No Guarantees (John Mayall) - 03:23 . 4.I Feel So Bad (Sam Hopkins) - 04:19 . 5.Find A Way To Care (John Mayall) - 03:42 . 6.Long Distance Call (Mckinley Morganfield) - 04:30 . 7.I Want All My…

This month In Blues Legends 11/12

T Bone Walker, John Mayer, Lonnie Brook, Gary Moore, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B B King, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, Etta James, John Mayall, the Bluesbreakers, Roy Buchanan, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Bobby McFerrin, Big Joe Turner, Lucky Peterson

This week In Male Balladeers 46/52

Bryan Ferry, Meat Loaf, Aloe Blacc, Morrissey, Don McLean, Frank Sinatra, Akon, Gilbert O' Sullivan, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Barry Manilow, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Chris Martin, John Hammond

Aretha Franklin records ‘Amazing Grace,’ a live album for Atlantic (1972)

Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' is a live album (& the biggest selling live gospel album of all time) recorded on January 13 & 14, 1972 and released on June 01, 1972 by Atlantic.1 . Old Landmark 2 . (w/ Rev. Cecil & Erma Franklin) 3 . Amazing Grace (Live) 4 . Climbing Higher Mountains (Church & Her Father's Proclaims!) 5 . God Will Take Care Of You (Mcdgospelfest, 2013, NJ)…

Stevie Ray Vaughan records ‘Live at Carnegie Hall,’ a live album with Double Trouble (1997)

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'Live at Carnegie Hall' is a live album recorded on October 4, 1984 with Double Trouble and released on July 29, 1997 by Epic.1 . Intro / Scuttlebuttin (w/ Double Trouble, 8-25-1984) 2 . Testify (Japan) 3 . Love Struck Baby (Alabama, 1984) 4 . Cold Shot (Germany, 1984, Lorelei Festival) 5 . Things That I Used To Do (1984) 6 . Lenny (The Sydney Opera House, 1984) Track…

Benson Strictly Guitar

This Day (but in 2011), George Benson releases "Guitar Man" a mostly instrumental album.Now, guitar players are great on CD or streaming, but they are even better on video. By the simple fact that you can watch their fingers. (No you cannot on a CD).So we have compiled a "Benson Strictly Guitar" video playlist featuring a non-singing Benson, for all of you out there who love to watch the…

We remember Stevie Ray Vaughan. ‘A Ray Of Life’

This day (August 27, 1990), in East Troy, Wisconsin, died Stevie Ray Vaughan, an American guitarist, singer-songwriter.Tracklist : 1 . Voodoo Child 2 . Riviera Paradise (1989) 3 . Tightrope 4 . Superstition 5 . Pride And Joy (1985) 6 . w/ Albert King – The Sky Is Crying (1983) 7 . Dirty Pool (1982) 8 . Live Rockpalast (1984) Tracklist : Pride And Joy . Little Wing . Scuttle Buttin' . Texas…

George Benson records his third album : ‘The George Benson Cookbook’ (1966)

'The George Benson Cookbook' is his third album produced by John Hammond and recorded on August 1 & October 19, 1966 and released the same year by Columbia.1 . Trumpet and Guitar Workshop 7/2/1966, Newport Jazz Festival 2 . All of me Track Listing : 1.The Cooker (George Benson) - 04:18 . 2.Benny'S Back (George Benson) - 04:10 . 3.Bossa Rocka (George Benson) - 04:20 . 4.All Of Me (Gerald…

We remember Benny Goodman. ‘Such A Goodman’

This day (June 13, 1986), in New York City, died Benjamin David Goodman a.k.a Benny Goodman, an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader.Tracklist : 1 . Blue Room (1985) 2 . Sweet Lorraine / Limehouse Blues (1982) 3 . Body And Soul (1980) 4 . w/ George Benson - Salute to John Hammond (1975) 5 . In Musikhalle Hamburg Germany (1973) 6 . Moonglow (1972) 7 . w/ Jack Duffy &…

Anti release the first Tom Waits in six years : ‘Mule Variations’ (1999)

Tom Waits' 'Mule Variations' is his twelfth (his first in six years) studio album released on April 16, 1999 by Anti. Track Listing : 1.Big In Japan (Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan) - 04:05 . 2.Lowside Of The Road (Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan) - 02:59 . 3.Hold On (Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan) - 05:33 . 4.Get Behind The Mule (Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan) - 06:52 . 5.House Where Nobody Lives (Tom…

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…

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.

Jazzin’Around Blue Rondo

Starting and ending with Dave Brubeck's composition '(Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue that you have to guess' tunes around the theme of 'Dave Brubeck'. It has Marlena Shaw, Astrud Gilberto featuring Zoot Sims, Dexter Gordon, Bessie Smith and many more.

Guitar Heroes

From 'Wringin' and Twistin'' to 'Make No Mistake', we have mixed 19 'Jazz and Some Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Jazz Guitarists'. It has Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang, Eddie Lang & Carl Kress, George Barnes & Carl Kress, Big Bill Broonzy and many more.

Columbia publish ‘Chicago,’ their second and eponymous album featuring ‘Make Me Smile’ and ’25 or 6 to 4′ (1970)

'Chicago' is their second studio album (also referred to as 'Chicago II') released on January 26, 1970 one year after their debut 'Chicago Transit Authority'1 . Poem For The People (7/21/1970, Tanglewood) 2 . In The Country (7/21/1970, Tanglewood) 3 . Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon / So Much To Say, So Much To Give (7/21/1970) 4 . Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (Live, 1977) 5 . Ballet For A…

Atlantic publish Dusty Springfield’s fifth album : ‘Dusty in Memphis’ featuring ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ (1969)

Dusty Springfield's 'Dusty in Memphis' is her fifth studio album produced by Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd, recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis and released on January 18, 1969 by Atlantic Records.1 . Son Of A Preacher Man 2 . Son Of A Preacher Man 3 . I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore ("The Hollywood Palace," 1969) Track Listing : 1.Just A Little Lovin' (Barry Mann, Cynthia…

The Beatles release their tenth album : ‘Yellow Submarine’ featuring ‘All You Need Is Love’ (1969)

The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' feat. 'All You Need Is Love' is their tenth studio album released in the United States on January 13, 1969 and featuring six songs by The Beatles, the rest being re-recording of the soundtrack to the animated film of the same name by George Martin.1 . Yellow Submarine (Original Trailer, 1968) 2 . All Together Now (w/ Paul Mccartney, O2 Arena London, 23/05/2015) 3…

Chicago release their third (and double) album : ‘Chicago III’ (1971)

Chicago's 'Chicago III' is their third studio album released as a double album on January 11, 1971. 1 . I Don't Want Your Money (7/21/1970, Tanglewood) 2 . I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love 3 . Mother (7/21/1970, Tanglewood) 4 . Mother (Live) Track Listing : 1.Sing A Mean Tune Kid (Robert Lamm) - 09:13 . 2.Loneliness Is Just A Word (Robert Lamm) - 02:36 . 3.What Else Can I Say (Peter Cetera)…

A&M publish Peter Frampton’s double live album : ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ (1975)

Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive!' is a double live album (one of the best-selling live of all time .) released on January 6, 1976 by A&M.1 . Doobie Wah (2011, Live) 2 . Doobie Wah (2/14/1976, Capitol Theatre) 3 . Show Me The Way ("Midnight Special," 1975) 4 . Show Me The Way (1976, Live) 5 . It's A Plain Shame 6 . It's A Plain Shame (2/14/1976, Capitol Theatre) 7 . All I Want To Be…

Joe Cocker vs The Originals

Billy Preston, Elton John, Jimmy Cliff, Albert Hammond, Bryan Adams, INXS, Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Lovin' Spoonful , The Box Tops, Dave Mason, Randy Newman

Death Row publish Dr. Dre’ s debut album : ‘The Chronic’ featuring Snoop Dogg (1992)

Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' is his debut studio album featuring Snoop Dogg and released on December 15, 1992 by Death Row / Interscope 1 . Nuthin' But A G Thang (w/ Snoop Dogg ) 2 . Let Me Ride (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.The Chronic (Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Colin Wolfe) - 01:57 . . 2.Fuck Wit Dre Day (Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Colin Wolfe) - 04:52 . . 3.Let Me Ride.Dr. Dre, Rbx, Snoop Dogg) -…

The Beatles release their fourth album : ‘Beatles for Sale’ featuring ‘Rock and Roll Music’ and ‘Eight Days a Week’ (1964)

The Beatles' 'Beatles for Sale' is their fourth studio album produced by George Martin and released on December 4, 1964 by Parlophone. 1 . Baby's In Black (Empire Pool) 2 . Baby's In Black (Germany) 3 . Rock And Roll Music (Live) 4 . Rock And Roll Music (Paris) 5 . Kansas City, I'm A Loser, Boys ("Shindig Show," 1964 ) 6 . Words Of Love 7 . Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby Track Listing :…

The Beatles release their sixth album : ‘Rubber Soul’ featuring ‘Drive My Car,’ ‘Norwegian Wood,’ ‘Michelle’ and ‘Girl’ (1965)

The Beatles' 'Rubber Soul' is their sixth studio album produced by George Martin and released on December 3, 1965 by ParlophoneTrack Listing : 1.Drive My Car (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:25 . 2.Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:01 . 3.You Won'T See Me (Lennon–Mccartney) - 03:18 . 4.Nowhere Man (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:40 . 5.Think For Yourself (George Harrison) - 02:16 . 6.The…