Wes Montgomery records his fourth album for Riverside : ‘The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery’ (1960)

'The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery' is his fourth album recorded on January 26–27, 1960 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Four On Six (1965) 2 . West Coast Blues 3 . Quartet, 1965 Track Listing : 1.Airegin (Sonny Rollins) - 04:26 . 2.D-Natural Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:23 . 3.Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 04:44 . 4.Four On Six (Wes Montgomery)…

Toots Thielemans records ‘Man Bites Harmonica!’ an album for Riverside (1958)

Toots Thielemans' 'Man Bites Harmonica!' is an album recorded on December 30, 1957 and January 7, 1958.Track Listing : 1.East Of The Sun (Brooks Bowman) - 07:14 . 2.Don'T Blame Me (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy Mchugh) - 02:27 . 3.18Th Century Ballroom (Ray Bryant) - 03:46 . 4.Soul Station (Toots Thielemans) - 06:58 . 5.Fundamental Frequency (Toots Thielemans) - 04:54 . 6.Struttin' With Some Barbecue (Lil…

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…

Wes Montgomery records his fifth album : ‘Movin’ Along’ for Riverside (1960)

Wes Montgomery's 'Movin' Along' is his fifth album recorded on October 12, 1960.Track Listing : 1.Movin' Along (Wes Montgomery) - 05:40 . 2.Tune-Up (Miles Davis) - 04:27 . 3.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Victor Young, Ned Washington, Bing Crosby) - 05:02 . 4.Sandu (Clifford Brown) - 03:23 . 5.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 07:19 . 6.So Do It!…

Wes Montgomery records his third album : ‘The Wes Montgomery Trio (or A Dynamic New Sound: Guitar Organ Drums)’ for Riverside (1959)

'The Wes Montgomery Trio (or A Dynamic New Sound: Guitar Organ Drums)' is Montgomery's third album recorded on October 5–6, 1959 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams) - 04:58 . 2.Yesterdays (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 03:20 . 3.The End Of A Love Affair (Edward Redding) - 03:18 . 4.Whisper Not (Benny Golson) - 04:40 .…

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn record ‘Great Times!’ for Riverside (1950)

'Great Times!' by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn is an album recorded on September 13, October 3 & November, 1950 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Take The A Train (w/ Billy Strayhorn ) 2 . Cotton Tail / Hot Chocolate (1941) 3 . C Jam Blues (1942) 4 . Take The A Train (1964) 5 . Take The A Train 6 . (w/ Billy Strayhorn) Track Listing : 1.Cotton Tail (Duke…

Wes Montgomery records his sixth album : ‘So Much Guitar’ for Riverside (1961)

Wes Montgomery's 'So Much Guitar' is his sixth album recorded on August 4, 1961 and released the same year by Riverside.1 . Twisted Blues 2 . Twisted Blues Track Listing : 1.Twisted Blues (Wes Montgomery) - 05:31 . 2.Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) - 03:38 . 3.I Wish I Knew (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 05:26 . 4.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Duke Ellington, Mack David) - 05:57 . 5.Repetition (Neal…

Wes Montgomery records his seventh (and first live) album : ‘Full House’ with Johnny Griffin, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb (1962)

Wes Montgomery's 'Full House' is his seventh (and first live) album recorded on June 25, 1962 by Riverside/Ojc.1 . Full House 2 . Full House Track Listing : 1.Full House (Wes Montgomery) - 09:14 . 2.I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 03:18 . 3.Blue 'N' Boogie (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 09:31 . 4.Cariba (Wes Montgomery) - 09:35 . 5.Come Rain Or Come…

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 month In ’60s Throwback’ 07/12

The Doors, The Yardbirds, Cream, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Johnny Rivers, Little Richard, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger, Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, John Mayall, Jethro Tull

This month In ’60s Throwback’ 03/12

The Beach Boys, Johnny Rivers, Cliff Richard, The Shadows, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Led Zeppelin, Bee Gees, Tim Buckley

Singing Chuck Berry (Oldies)

To celebrate Chuck Berry . who passed away today five years ago . we have selected twelve "oldies" artists or bands who have performed songs that Berry made famous. . They are . Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Rivers, George Thorogood, The Hollies, Rockpile, Electric Light Orchestra, Mick Taylor, Rory Gallagher, Asleep At The Wheel, Keith Richards, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ten Years After Here,…

We remember Chuck Berry. ‘Ageless Rocker & Bluesman’

This day (March 18, 2017), in St. Charles County, Missouri, died Charles Edward Anderson 'Chuck' Berryan American guitarist, singe, songwriter and rock and roll pioneerTracklist : Johnny B. Goode (1958) . You Never Can Tell . Roll over Beethoven (1972) . Maybellene (1958) . Sweet Little Sixteen . No Particular Place To Go . w/ Tina Turner - Rock n roll music . Carol . w/ Robert Cray - Brown Eyed…

What’d I Say

Starting and ending with 'What'd I Say' made famous by Ray Charles, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Shirelles, Howling Wolf & The Wolf Gang, Etta James, Cliff Richard and many more.

Big Band Baby

From 'Baby youve always on my mind' to 'Baby I Need Your Lovin', we have mixed 19 'Big Band Jazz' tunes around the theme of '"Baby" and "Babies"'. It has Dinah Washington, Benny Goodman, Jay McShann and his Orchestra, Buddy Johnson and His Orchestra and many more.

Miles Davis begins the recording of ‘Birth of the Cool’ in New York City (1949)

Miles Davis' 'Birth of the Cool' is an album recorded on January 21 & April 22, 1949 and March 9, 1950 with a nonet at WOR Studios in New York City and released In February 1957 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Move (Denzil Best) - 02:32 . 2.Jeru (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 3.Moon Dreams (Chummy Macgregor, Johnny Mercer) - 03:17 . 4.Venus De Milo (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 5.Budo (Miles Davis, Bud…

The Kinks release their sixth album : ‘The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society’ (1968)

'The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society' is their sixth studio album produced by lead singer Ray Davies and released on November 22, 1968 by Pye / Reprise.1 . Picture Book Track Listing : 1.The Village Green Preservation Society (Ray Davies) - 02:45 . 2.Do You Remember Walter? (Ray Davies) - 02:23 . 3.Picture Book (Ray Davies) - 02:34 . 4.Johnny Thunder (Ray Davies) - 02:28 .…

Art Blakey records ‘Caravan,’ an album with the Jazz Messengers (1962)

Art Blakey's 'Caravan' is a studio album recorded on October 23 & 24, 1962 with the Jazz Messengers and released in February 1963 by Riverside.1 . Thermo (w/ The Jazz Messengers, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter & Curtis Fuller) Track Listing : 1.Caravan (Juan Tizol) - 09:46 . 2.Sweet 'N' Sour (Wayne Shorter) - 05:30 . 3.In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (David Mann, Bob Hilliard) -…

For his twenty fifth album, Elvis Costello has recruited ex-collaborators The Imposters and Burt Bacharach, he has added Carole King for the female touch. Sounds like the return of Ocean 11!

Elvis Costello's 'Look Now' is his twenty fifth album recorded with The Imposters, co-produced with Sebastian Krys, featuring songs by Carole King and Burt Bacharach and released on October 12, 2018 by Concord Records(Source Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Look Now | Official Site)Consequence of Sound ...Costello’s first record of new music in five years is an intricately detailed and…

UB40 release their fourth album : ‘Labour of Love’ featuring ‘Red Red Wine’ (1983)

UB40's 'Labour of Love' is their fourth studio album featuring only covers among which 'Red Red Wine,' co-produced with Ray 'Pablo' Falconer and released on September 12, 1983 by Virgin1 . Cherry Oh Baby 2 . Keep On Moving 3 . Please Don't Make Me Cry 4 . Sweet Sensation 5 . Johnny Too Bad 6 . Johnny Too Bad (South Africa) 7 . Red Red Wine (Official Video) 8 . Guilty 9 . She Caught The Train 10 .…

Wes Montgomery records his ninth album : ‘Boss Guitar’ (1963)

Wes Montgomery's 'Boss Guitar' is his ninth album recorded on August 22, 1963 and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velázquez, Sunny Skylar) - 06:28 . 2.Dearly Beloved (Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer) - 04:49 . 3.Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 03:44 . 4.The Trick Bag (Wes Montgomery) - 04:25 . 5.Canadian Sunset (Eddie Heywood, Norman…

Thelonious Monk records ‘Misterioso’ at the Five Spot Café, New York City (1958)

Thelonious Monk's 'Misterioso' is a live album recorded on August 7, 1958 at Five Spot Café, New York City with Roy Haynes, Ahmed Abdul-Malik and Johnny Griffin.Track listing : 1.Nutty (Thelonious Monk) - 05:22 . 2.Blues Five Spot (Thelonious Monk) - 08:11 . 3.Let's Cool One (Thelonious Monk) - 09:16 . 4.In Walked Bud (Thelonious Monk) - 011:20 . 5.Just a Gigolo (Irving Caesar, Leonello…

We remember Idris Muhammad. ‘Funky Idris’

This day (July 29, 2014), in New Orleans, Louisiana, died Leo Morris a.k.a Idris Muhammad, an American jazz drummer.Tracklist : 1 . Idris Muhammad – Live in Pittsburgh 2 . w/ Ahmad Jamal – The Aftermath (2008) 3 . w/ Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana (2007) 4 . w/ Chico Freeman - Salt + Peanuts (1993) 5 . Bessie's Blues (1993) 6 . w/ Sam Rivers etc - Lester Leaps In (1992) Tracklist : Loran's Dance .…

Island release Jimmy Cliff’s ‘The Harder They Come,’ the soundtrack album of the movie of the same name (1972)

Jimmy Cliff's 'The Harder They Come' is the soundtrack album (released on July 7, 1972 by Island) to the eponymous film where Cliff is the star.1 . The Harder They Come 2 . The Harder They Come 3 . Draw Your Brakes Scotty 4 . Bongoman/Rivers of Babylon Mashup 5 . Jimmy Cliff Recording The Harder They Come In Studio Session Track Listing : 1.You Can Get It If You Really Want (Jimmy Cliff) -…

Happy Birthday Kenny Wayne Shepherd. ‘Blues Shepherd’

This day (June 12, 1977), in Shreveport, Louisiana, is born Kenny Wayne Shepherd, an American blues artist , guitarist and songwriterTracklist : 1 . I want you (2020) 2 . Woman Like You (2019) 3 . Born With A Broken Heart (2018) 4 . Hard Lesson Learned (2017) 5 . While We Cry (2015) 6 . King Bee / Oh Well (2014) 7 . Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (2013) 8 . Shotgun Blues (2011) 9 . While We Cry…

Sonny Rollins records ‘The Sound of Sonny’ with Sonny Clark, Roy Haynes, Percy Heath and Paul Chambers (1957)

Sonny Rollins' 'The Sound of Sonny' is an album recorded on June 11, 12 & 19 1957 with Sonny Clark, Roy Haynes and Percy Heath or Paul Chambers and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.The Last Time I Saw Paris (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Jerome Kern) - 02:58 . 2.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 03:59 . 3.Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye (Ernie Erdman, Ted Fio…

Stan Kenton and his orchestra record ‘Cuban Fire!’ for Capitol (1956)

'Cuban Fire!' by Stan Kenton & his orchestra is an album (one of the most influential Latin jazz large-ensemble recordings of all time), recorded on May 22–24, 1956 and releaseed the same year by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire) (Johnny Richards) - 06:02 . 2.El Congo Valiente (Valiant Congo) (Johnny Richards) - 05:53 . 3.Recuerdos (Reminiscences) (Johnny Richards) - 05:01…

We Remember Hank Jones. ‘So Long Mr. Jones’

This day (May 16, 2010), in Manhattan, New York, died Hank Jones, an American jazz pianist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight (2010) . Nica’S Dream (2008) . w/ Joe Lovano – Monk’S Mood (2006) . Recordame (1993) . w/ John Lewis - All The Things You Are . w/ Lester Young Septet, Ella Fitzgerald – Blues For Greasy (1950) . Hank Jones Trio (1950) . Tracklist : ‘Round Midnight . Blue Monk…

Happy Birthday Liza Minnelli. ‘Lady Liza’

This day ( March 12, 1946), in Hollywood, California, is born Liza May Minnelli, an American actress and singer, the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli.Tracklist : New York, New York (2011) . You’ve Let Yourself Go (2008) . @ Susana Giménez (2007) . @ David Letterman (2006) . w/ Ann Hampton Callaway – Stormy Weather . On Creating The Look Of Cabaret . For The World Goes Round (1995)…

I Can’t Get Started (and Other Phony Excuses)

From 'I Can't Get Started' to 'Nobody's Fault But Mine' , we have mixed 16 'Jazz and Soul' tunes around the theme of 'Excuses'. It has Eddie Hinton, Rickie Lee Jones, Sekouba Bambino, Johnny Hodges and many more.

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.

They Cover The Waterfront

From 'The Waterfront' to 'Didn't Old John Cross The Water', we have mixed 20 'Jazz & Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Water'. It has Billie Holiday, Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, John Lee Hooker and many more.