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Happy Birthday John Kay. It’s Time for a ‘Steppenwolf At Their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, singer John Kay a Happy Birthday, the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Steppenwolf CREDITSPhoto : David BaileyAudio : Born to Be Wild . Magic Carpet Ride . The Pusher . Rock Me . It's Never Too Late . Sookie Sookie . Hey Lawdy Mama . Snowblind Friend . Move Over . Ride With Me . Video : Born To Be Wild . The Pusherman . Snowblind Friend . I'm Movin' On .…

Coral Records publish ‘Johnny Burnette and the Rock ‘n Roll Trio,’ their eponymous debut album (1956)

'Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio' is their eponymous debut album released in December 1956 by Vogue/Coral Records1 . Train Kept A Rollin' 2 . Lonesome Train 3 . Rockabilly Boogie 4 . Lonesome Tears In My Eyrs 5 . The Train Kept A Rollin' Track Listing : 1.Honey Hush (Big Joe Turner) – 1:59 . 2.Lonesome Train (Glen Moore, Milton Subotsky) - 02:09 . 3.Sweet Love On My Mind (Wayne…

John Coltrane records ‘Coltrane Jazz’ with McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones (1959)

John Coltrane's 'Coltrane Jazz' is his sixth studio album recorded on March 26, November 24, December 2, 1959 & October 21, 1960 with McCoy Tynerr and Elvin Jones and released in February 1961 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Little Old Lady (Hoagy Carmichael, Stanley Adams) - 04:28 . 2.Village Blues (John Coltrane) - 05:23 . 3.My Shining Hour (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 04:54 . 4.Fifth…

Whitney Houston releases ‘My Love Is Your Love,’ her fourth album featuring ‘When You Believe,’ ‘Heartbreak Hotel,’ ‘It’s Not Right, But It’s…

Whitney Houston's 'My Love Is Your Love' feat. 'Heartbreak Hotel' is her fourth (her first in eight years) studio album released on November 17, 1998 by Arista.1 . It's Not Right But It's Okay (Official Video) 2 . My Love Is Your Love (Official Video) 3 . My Love Is Your Love (w/ Bobbi Kristina Brown) 4 . If I Told You That (w/ George Michael, Official Video) 5 . I Learned From The Best…

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 .…

Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson plus the Oscar Peterson trio record ‘Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House’ for Verve (1957)

'Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House' is a live album recorded on October 10, 1957, accompanied by the Oscar Peterson trio and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Billie'S Bounce (Charlie Parker) – 09:45 . 2.My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 08:10 . 3.Crazy Rhythm (Irving Caesar, Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn) – 07:59 . 4.Blues In The Closet (Oscar…

Miles Davis records ‘Bitches Brew’ with Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter and others (1969)

Miles Davis' 'Bitches Brew' is a studio double album recorded on August 19–21, 1969 and released in April 1970 by Columbia.1 . Bitches Brew (Copenhagen, 1969) 2 . Bitches Brew (Europe, 1969) 3 . Spanish Key (Isle Of Wight, 1970) 4 . Sanctuary / Spanish Key (Tanglewood, Wizard 1970) 5 . Sanctuary (Europe, 1969) 6 . Full Concert (08/18/70, Tanglewood) Track listing : . 1.Pharaoh's Dance (Joe…

Concord publish ‘Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory’ recorded with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather,…

'Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory' is an album recorded for his 50th birthday with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern and more and released on June 29, 2010 by Concord.1 . John Scofield & Lee Ritenour 2 . Cause We've Ended as Lovers 3 . Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather and Andy McKee 4 . Drifting (La…

We Remember Johnnie Taylor. ‘Taylored’

This day (May 31, 2000), in Dallas, Texas, died Johnnie Taylor, an American vocalist from rhythm and blues, soul, blues and gospel to pop, doo-wop and disco.Tracklist : 1 . Good Love (1989) 2 . Still Called The Blues 3 . I’M Changing 4 . Disco Lady (1976) 5 . It’ S September (1974) 6 . Jody’S Got Your Girl And Gone (1972) 7 . Stop Doggin’ Me Around (1972) 8 . Who’S Making Love (1969) Tracklist…

DJM release ‘Elton John, ‘ his self-titled second album featuring ‘Your Song’ (1970)

'Elton John' is his second album (including the hit "Your Song") released on April 10, 1970 by DJM.Track Listing : 1.Your Song (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 04:02 . 2.I Need You To Turn To (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 02:35 . 3.Take Me To The Pilot (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 03:47 . 4.No Shoe Strings On Louise (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 03:31 . 5.First Episode At Hienton (Elton John,…

We remember John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet fame. ‘John Left The Notes’

This day (March 29, 2001), in New York City, died John Aaron Lewis, an American jazz pianist, composer and musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Digest Tracklist : Django (2000) . w/ Davor Kajfes - in Zagreb (1994) . w/ Hank Jones - Manha` De Carnaval . w/ Toshiko Akiyoshi - Willow Weep For Me . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - Bags Groove (1987) . w/ Modern Jazz Quartet - The Golden Striker…

RCA publish Elvis Presley’s album : ‘Frankie and Johnny,’ the soundtrack of the film of the same name (1966)

Elvis Presley's 'Frankie and Johnny' is his twenty-fifth album featuring the OST to the eponymous film and released on March 1, 1966 by RCA Victor Records in mono and stereo.Track Listing : 1.Frankie And Johnny (Alex Gottlieb, Fred Karger, Ben Weisman) - 02:32 . 2.Come Along (David Hess) - 01:52 . 3.Petunia, The Gardener'S Daughter (Roy C. Bennett, Sid Tepper) - 02:59 . 4.Chesay (Ben Weisman, Fred…

This week In Male Balladeers 05/52

Neil Finn, Eddie Vedder, John Kay, John Oates, James Blake, Graham Nash, Chris Cornell, Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst, Biffy Clyro, Boy George, Anohni, Glen Hansard, Peter Doherty

This week In Male Balladeers 15/52

David Bowie, John Mayer, John Kay, Michael Stipe, Lowell George, Bob Dylan, David Bromberg, Andy Williams, Garland Jeffreys, Jason Mraz, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar

ABC Dunhill publish ‘Steppenwolf’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Born to Be Wild’ and ‘The Pusher’ (1968)

'Steppenwolf' feat. Feat. 'Born to Be Wild' and 'The Pusher' is their eponymous first studio album, released in January 1968 on ABC Dunhill Records.1 . Sookie Sookie 2 . Everybody's Next One (1968) 3 . Berry Rides Again (Playboy Mansion, 1968) 4 . Hoochie Coochie Man (w/ John Kay, Louisville) 5 . Hoochie Coochie Man (2005, Live) 6 . Born To Be Wild 7 . Born To Be Wild (Live, 2006) 8 .…

We Remember Maurice White. ‘Earth, White & Fire’

This day (February 4, 2016), in Los Angeles, California, died Maurice White, an American singer, songwriter and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire.Tracklist : 1 . Earth, Wind And Fire - Kalimba Tree 2 . Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland (1997) 3 . Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Hide Love 4 . Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Let Go (1980) 5 . Earth, Wind & Fire – After the Love has Gone…

Columbia publish Bob Dylan’s thirty-sixth album : ‘Shadows in the Night’ (2015)

Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night' is his thirty-sixth studio album featuring standards already sung by Frank Sinatra and released on February 3, 2015 by Columbia Records.1 . I'm A Fool To Want You (Córdoba, 9/07/2015) 2 . The Night We Called It A Day (on "David Letterman") 3 . Autumn Leaves (October 3, 2015) 4 . Autumn Leaves (Lucca Summer Festival, 01/07/2015) 5 . Why Try To Change Me Now?…

Modern Jazz Quartet record ‘For Ellington’ a tribute album for East West (1988)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'For Ellington' is a tribute album recorded on February 1-3, 1988 in New-York City and released the same year by East West.1 . Softly As In A Morning Sunrise / Prelude To A Kiss (1990) Modern Jazz Quartet - For Ellington Track Listing : 1.For Ellington (John Lewis) - 08:01 . 2.Jack The Bear (Duke Ellington) - 05:04 . 3.Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon,…

Atlantic publish Tori Amos’ second album : ‘Under the Pink’ featuring ‘Cornflake Girl’ (1994)

Tori Amos' 'Under the Pink' feat. 'Cornflake Girl' is her second album released on January 31, 1994 by Atlantic.1 . Pretty Good Year (Official Video) 2 . Pretty Good Year 3 . God (Official Video) 4 . God (1994) 5 . Bells For Her (Live, 1994) 6 . Bells For Her 7 . Past The Mission (Official Video) 8 . The Wrong Band (Washington, D.C., 12/5/11) 9 . The Waitress ("Live Session," 1998) 10 . The…

Island publish Brian Eno’s debut solo album : ‘Here Come the Warm Jets’ featuring Robert Fripp, Phil Manzanera and Chris Spedding among other guests (1974)

Brian Eno's 'Here Come the Warm Jets' is his debut solo album featuring Robert Fripp, Phil Manzanera and Chris Spedding among other guests and released in January 1974 by Island RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Needles In The Camel'S Eye (Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera) - 03:11 . 2.The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch (Brian Eno) - 03:04 . 3.Baby'S On Fire (Brian Eno) - 05:19 . 4.Cindy Tells Me (Brian Eno, Phil…

Adele releases her debut album : ’19’ featuring ‘Chasing Pavements’ and ‘Make You Feel My Love’ (2008)

Adele's '19' feat. "Chasing Pavements" is her debut studio album released on January 28 , 2008 by XL Recordings. 1 . Best For Last (Minneapolis) 2 . Chasing Pavements 3 . Cold Shoulder (Unplugged) 4 . Crazy For You (Massey Hall, Toronto) 5 . First Love (Atlanta) 6 . Right As Rain (Itunes Festival, 2011 ) 7 . Make You Feel My Love (On "Letterman") 8 . Make You Feel My Love ("Amy Winehouse…

Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley records ‘Know What I Mean?’ with Bill Evans and the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet (1961)

Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley's 'Know What I Mean?' is an album recorded on January 27, February 21, March 13, 1961 with Bill Evans & the rhythm section of the Modern Jazz Quartet.Track Listing : 1.Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans, Gene Lees) - 05:15 . 2.Goodbye (Gordon Jenkins) - 06:15 . 3.Who Cares? (Take 5) (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 05:57 . 4.Who Cares? (Take 4) (George Gershwin, Ira…

Modern Jazz Quartet begins the recording of ‘Lonely Woman,’ an album for Atlantic (1962)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'Lonely Woman' is an album recorded on January 24, 25 & 29 and February 2, 1962 and released the same year by Atlantic.1 . Lonely Woman (May, 1962 ) 2 . The Golden Striker (May, 1962) 3 . If I Were Eve (May, 1962) Track Listing : 1.Lonely Woman (Ornette Coleman) - 06:20 . 2.Animal Dance (John Lewis) - 04:05 . 3.New York 19 (John Lewis) - 07:59 . 4.Belkis (John Lewis)…

Modern Jazz Quartet records ‘Fontessa,’ an album for Atlantic (1956)

Modern Jazz Quartet's 'Fontessa' is an album recorded from January 22 till February 14, 1956 and released the same year by Atlantic.1 . Woody'n You (London) Track Listing : 1.Versailles (John Lewis) - 03:22 . 2.Angel Eyes (Earl Brent, Matt Dennis) - 03:48 . 3.Fontessa (John Lewis) - 11:12 . 4.Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg) - 03:50 . 5.Bluesology (Milt Jackson) - 05:04 . 6.Willow…

Vertigo publish Def Leppard’s third album : ‘Pyromania’ (1983)

Def Leppard's 'Pyromania' is their third studio album featuring 'Photograph,' produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange and released on January 20, 1983 by Vertigo / Mercury Records.1 . Rock! Rock! ("Live From Mirror Ball" ) 2 . Photograph 3 . Photograph 4 . Stagefright 5 . Stagefright (Live) 6 . Too Late For Love ("In The Round In Your Face," 1988 ) 7 . Die Hard The Hunter ("In The Round In Your…

Gordy publish The Temptations’ album : ‘A Song for You’ featuring ‘Happy People’ and ‘Shakey Ground’ (1975)

The Temptations' 'A Song for You' is an album featuring then-lead singer Dennis Edwards on the title track and released on January 16, 1975 by Gordy. 1 . Glasshouse 2 . Shakey Ground 3 . Shakey Ground 4 . A Song For You 5 . A Song For You 6 . A Song For You 7 . Firefly Track Listing : 1.Happy People (Don Baldwin, Jeffrey Bowen, Lionel Richie) - 03:38 . 2.Glasshouse (Charlemagne) - 03:54 .…

Elektra publish ‘The Doors,’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Light My Fire’, ‘Alabama Song’ and ‘The End’ (1967)

'The Doors' feat. 'Light My Fire', 'Alabama Song' & 'The End' is their eponymous debut album produced by Paul A. Rothchild and released on January 4, 1967 by Elektra.1 . Break On Through (1966) 2 . Break On Through (KTLA-Tv) 3 . The Story Of "Break On Through" 4 . Soul Kitchen (Matrix, San Francisco, 1967) 5 . The Crystal Ship 6 . Alabama Song (Live) 7 . Light My Fire (Official Video)…

This week In ‘2000s Throwback’ 52/52

George Michael, Cat Power, Joseph Arthur, Annie Lennox, Avril Lavigne, John Legend, Sharleen Spiteri, Natalie Cole, Marianne Faithfull, Patti Smith , Jamiroquai, The Offspring

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

Bill Evans records, with Paul Motian and Scott LaFaro, ‘Portrait in Jazz’ for Riverside (1959)

Bill Evans' 'Portrait in Jazz' is an album recorded on December 28, 1959 with Paul Motian and Scott LaFaro and released in 1960 by Riverside.1 . Autumn Leaves (w/ Alex Riel, 1965) Track Listing : 1.Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 03:24 . 2.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer) – 6:00 . 3.Witchcraft (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) - 04:37 . 4.When I…

Geffen publish Mary J. Blige’s eighth album : ‘Growing Pains’ featuring ‘Just Fine’ (2007)

Mary J. Blige's 'Growing Pains' is her eighth studio album released on December 18, 2007 by Geffen Records. 1 . Work That 2 . Work That 3 . Just Fine ("The Neighborhood Ball:An Inauguration Celebration") 4 . Just Fine (Official Video) 5 . Just Fine (w/ Lil' Mama) 6 . Feel Like A Woman 7 . Stay Down (Official Video) 8 . Til The Morning (Official Video) 9 . Smoke (Official Video) 10 . Come To Me…

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) -…

Arista Records publish Patti Smith’s debut album : ‘Horses’ featuring ‘Gloria’ (1975)

Patti Smith's 'Horses' is her debut studio album produced by John Cale and released on December 13, 1975 by Arista Records. 1 . Gloria (1979, Germany) 2 . Gloria (The Latitude Festival) 3 . Redondo Beach (1976, Stockholm) 4 . Redondo Beach (Montreux, 2005) 5 . Birdland (The Fillmore, San Francisco, December 30, 2015) 6 . Birdland (12/31/09 ) 7 . Free Money (1977, Mike Douglas Show) 8 . Free…

Milt Jackson begins the recording ‘Goodbye,’ an album for CTI (1972)

Milt Jackson's 'Goodbye' is an album recorded on December 12, 1972 and December, 1973 with various top class musicians and released in 1974 By Cti.1 . S.K.J. (Jazz Baltica, 1999) 2 . S.K.J. (Sandra K. Jackson) (w/ Benny Golson, Art Farmer & NHøP ) Track Listing : 1.Old Devil Moon (E. Y. Harburg, Burton Lane) - 05:50 . 2.S.K.J. (Milt Jackson) - 06:47 . 3.Opus De Funk (Horace Silver) - 06:46…

Cream release their debut album : ‘Fresh Cream’ featuring ‘Spoonful,’ ‘I’m So Glad’ and ‘Toad’ (1966)

Cream's 'Fresh Cream' is their debut studio album released on December 9, 1966 as both a mono and stereo version by Reaction Records .1 . Cream 2 . Sleepy Time (Royal Albert Hall 2005) 3 . Four Until Late (w/ Eric Clapton, 09/13/95, Philadelphia) 4 . I'm So Glad (New York, 1967) 5 . I'm So Glad (Reunion 2005, Royal Albert Hall) 6 . Toad (Farewell Concert) 7 . Toad (2005, Cream Reunion )…