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…

Kanye West releases his debut album : ‘The College Dropout’ featuring ‘Through the Wire,’ ‘Jesus Walks,’ ‘All Falls Down’ and ‘Slow Jamz’…

Kanye West's 'The College Dropout' is his debut studio album released on February 10, 2004 by Roc-A-Fella Records.Track Listing : 1.Intro (Kanye West) - 00:19 . 2.We Don'T Care (Kanye West, Miri Ben-Ari, Ross Vannelli) - 03:59 . . 3.Graduation Day (Kanye West, John Stephens Miri Ben-Ari) - 01:22 . 4.All Falls Down (Kanye West, Lauryn Hill) - 03:43 . . 5.I'Ll Fly Away (Albert E. Brumley) - 01:09…

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Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper & Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin & Lou Rawls, Fiona Apple & The Roots, Marianne Faithfull & Bill Frisell, Rosanne Cash & Ry Cooder, Brandi Carlile & Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen & Clarence Clemons, Roger Daltrey & The Chieftains, Gary Moore & Albert Collins, Peter Frampton & Leslie West, Randy Bachman…

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Rich Robinson, Gary Moore, John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Stanley Jordan, Gary Clark Jr, Eric Clapton, Mick Jones, Jeff Beck, Leslie West, Prince

Billy Joel releases his twelfth album : ‘River of Dreams’ (1993)

Billy Joel's 'River of Dreams' is his twelfth studio album (and his last - so far - with new music material) released on August 10, 1993. 1 . No Man's Land (The River Of Dreams Tour) 2 . Blonde Over Blue (1993, Studio) 3 . Blonde Over Blue (New York City, 01-27-2014) 4 . Shades Of Grey (The River Of Dreams Tour) 5 . All About Soul (Official Video) 6 . All About Soul (New York, 3-15-16) 7 .…

Tori Amos releases her debut album : ‘Little Earthquakes’ featuring ‘Silent All These Years’, ‘China’, ‘Winter’ and ‘Crucify’ (1992)

Tori Amos''Little Earthquakes' is her debut solo album featuring 'Silent All These Years', 'China', 'Winter' and 'Crucify' and released in England on January 6, 1992 by East West/ Atlantic.1 . Crucify (Official Video) 2 . Silent All These Years (Official Video) 3 . Silent All These Years (Montreux 1991/1992) 4 . Silent All These Years 5 . Precious Things 6 . Precious Things (Montreux, 1991) 7 .…

Mariah Carey releases her ninth album : ‘Charmbracelet’ (2002)

Mariah Carey's 'Charmbracelet' is her ninth studio album released on December 3, 2002 by Island Records.1 . Through The Rain ("MTV Presents") 2 . Boy I Need You ("Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway") 3 . Oh Boy (2003, Dinesh Kuchhadia) 4 . Yours ("Today Show," 03) 5 . You Got Me (Seoul, Korea) 6 . I Only Wanted In The View ( 2002, Live) 7 . Clown (Charmbracelet Tour, 2003) 8 . Clown…

Steely Dan release their seventh album : ‘Gaucho’ featuring ‘Hey Nineteen’ (1980)

Steely Dan's 'Gaucho' feat. 'Hey Nineteen' is their seventh studio album released on November 21, 1980 by Mca.Track Listing : 1.Babylon Sisters (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:55 . 2.Hey Nineteen (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:10 . 3.Glamour Profession (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 07:29 . 4.Gaucho Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, Keith Jarrett) - 05:32 . 5.Time Out Of Mind (Walter Becker,…

Toni Braxton releases her fourth album : ‘More Than a Woman’ featuring ‘Hit the Freeway’ (2002)

Toni Braxton's 'More Than a Woman' is her fourth studio album released on November 19, 2002 by Arista Records.1 . Hit The Freeway & Loon Track Listing : 1.Let Me Show You The Way (Out) (Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Keri Lewis, Curtis Mayfield, Ernest D. Wilson) - 04:19 . 2.Give It Back (Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton, Byron Thomas, Bryan Williams) - 03:38 . 3.A Better Man (Ivan Matias, Gerrard…

Jay-Z releases ‘The Black Album,’ his eighth album featuring ’99 Problems’ (2003)

Jay-Z 's 'The Black Album' is his eighth studio album featuring '99 Problems' and released on November 14, 2003, by Roc-A-Fella Records1 . Change Clothes (w/ Pharrell) 2 . Dirt Off Your Shoulder 3 . 99 Problems 4 . December 4th ("The Fade To Black Concert," 2004) 5 . What More Can I Say? 6 . What More Can I Say? (Live, 9/29/2012) 7 . Numb / Encore ("The Live Lounge") 8 . Encore w/ Kanye West,…

James Brown records ‘Soul on Top’ with conductor Oliver Nelson and Louie Bellson & his orchestra (1969)

James Brown's 'Soul on Top' is an album recorded on November 10–11, 1969, with conductor Oliver Nelson and Louie Bellson & his orchestra and released in 1970 By King.1 . It's A Man's Man's Man's World Track Listing : 1.That'S My Desire (Helmy Kressa, Carroll Loveday) - 04:10 . 2.Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams) - 02:59 . 3.What Kind Of Fool Am I? (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 03:06…

Quincy Jones releases ‘Q’s Jook Joint,’ an album featuring Stevie Wonder, Bono and Ray Charles among other famous guests (1995)

Quincy Jones' 'Q's Jook Joint' is an album (his first in six years) released on November 7, 1995 by Qwest.1 . Let The Good Times Roll (w/ Stevie Wonder & Nikki Yanofsky ) 2 . Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) 3 . Moody's Mood For Love (w/ Take 6, Brian Mcknight, Patti Austin) 4 . Moody's Mood For Love 5 . Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me Track Listing : 1.Jook Joint Intro (Quincy Jones) -…

Columbia publish Harry Connick, Jr’s debut album : ’20’ (1988)

Harry Connick, Jr's '20' is his first album with vocal, recorded in his 20th year and released on November 1, 1988 by Columbia.1 . Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans Track Listing : 1.Avalon (Buddy Desylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose) - 03:40 . 2.Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) - 03:45 . 3.Imagination (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen) - 04:24 . 4.Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans…

Tony Bennett releases ‘Duets II’ recorded with seventeen famous guests (2011)

Tony Bennett's 'Duets II' is an album recorded with seventeen very famous guests and released on September 20, 2011 by Columbia. 1 . The Lady Is A Tramp (w/ Lady Gaga) 2 . The Lady Is A Tramp (w/ Lady Gaga, éA Very Gaga Thanksgiving") 3 . One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (w/ John Mayer) 4 . Body And Soul (w/ Amy Winehouse) 5 . Don't Get Around Much Anymore (In Studio Version) 6 .…

Bill Evans in Europe – The Sixties

For the first time, in August 1964, Bill Evans goes to Europe. Taking drummer Larry Bunker and bassist Chuck Israels to Stockholm in Sweden for a session with local singer Monica Zetterlund ...

Concord publish Ray Charles’ posthumous and final album : ‘Genius Loves Company’ recorded with Norah Jones, James Taylor, Diana Krall and more famous guests (2004)

Ray Charles' 'Genius Loves Company' is his final studio album posthumously released on August 31, 2004 by Concord/Hear Music.1 . (w/ Norah Jones, Elton John, Bb King 2 . (w/ Michael Mcdonald, Willie Nelson & Van Morrison Track listing : 1.Here We Go Again (Don Lanier, Red Steagall) - 03:59 . 2.Sweet Potato Pie (James Taylor) - 03:47 . 3.You Don't Know Me (Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker) - 03:55 .…

Nonesuch publish Randy Newman’s eleventh album : ‘Dark Matter’ (2017)

Randy Newman 's 'Dark Matter' is his eleventh studio album released on August 4, 2017 by Nonesuch.1 . NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert 2 . Putin (Official Video) 3 . Sonny Boy 4 . It's A Jungle Out There (Hollywood in Vienna, 2014) 5 . She Chose Me (Electric Lady Sessions) 6 . Takes On Politics With His New Album (HBO) Track Listing : . 1.The Great Debate (Randy Newman) - 08:09 . 2.Brothers (Randy…

Happy Birthday to Lionel Richie. ‘Lionel Truly’

This day (June 20, 1949), in Tuskegee, Alabama,, is born Lionel Richie, an American singer-songwriter, etc and ex-member of the Commodores.Tracklist : 1 . Say You, Say Me (2018) 2 . Endless Love (2016) 3 . w/Tim McGraw - Sail On (2013) 4 . I Am...I Said (2011) 5 . Say You, Say Me (2008) 6 . Hello (2007) 7 . I Call It Love (2007) 8 . w/ Diana Ross - Endless Love 9 . w/ Westlife - Easy Like Sunday…

We remember Wes Montgomery. ‘Once Upon A Time, Wes’

This day (June 15, 1968), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died John Leslie Montgomery a.k.a Wes Montgomery, an American jazz guitarist .Tracklist : 1 . Round Midnight 2 . Twisted Blues 3 . Windy (1967) 4 . There'S That Rainy Day 5 . Nica'S Dream (1965) 6 . Blues in F (1965) 7 . Impressions (1965) 8 . Full House Tracklist : Four On Six . Airegin . West Coast Blues . D-Natural Blues . Polka Dots and…

Verve Records publish Diana Krall’s fifth album : ‘When I Look in Your Eyes’ (1999)

Diana Krall's 'When I Look in Your Eyes' is her fifth album released on June 8, 1999 by Verve Records.1 . Devil May Care 2 . Let's Fall In Love 3 . I ve got You Under My Skin 4 . East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) 5 . Pick Yourself Up (Live) 6 . Look Of Love (Paris) Track Listing : 1.Let'S Face The Music And Dance (Irving Berlin) - 05:18 . 2.Devil May Care (Bob Dorough, Terrell Kirk) - 03:20…

Happy Birthday Peter Frampton

April 22, 1950 - Peter Frampton, English-American rock singer and guitarist is 71. Happy Birthday SirPeter Frampton 's 'I'm in You' is his fifth studio album recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York and released on May 28, 1977 by A&M. >> Peter Frampton's 'Frampton Comes Alive!' is a double live album released in the US on January 6, 1976 and one of the best-selling live albums in…

Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s thirty-sixth album : ‘A Rose is Still a Rose’ (1998)

Aretha Franklin's 'A Rose is Still a Rose' is her thirty-sixth studio album released on March 23, 1998 by Arista.Track Listing : 1.A Rose Is Still A Rose (Lauryn Hill) - 04:27 . 2.Never Leave You Again (Sean Puffy Combs, Kelly Price, Corey Rooney) - 04:36 . 3.In Case You Forgot (Bill Dickens, Tim Gant, Michael Gray) - 04:49 . 4.Here We Go Again (Troy Lee Broussard, Jermaine Dupri, Wayne Garfield,…

Columbia publishes Aretha Franklin’s second album ‘Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo’ (1961)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo' is her second album also known as 'Right Now It's Aretha' and released on February 27, 1961 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Won'T Be Long (J. Leslie Mcfarland) - 03:12 . 2.Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg) - 02:42 . 3.Love Is The Only Thing (J. Leslie Mcfarland) - 02:44 . 4.Sweet Lover (J. Leslie Mcfarland, Sidney Wyche) - 03:26 .…

Abbey Lincoln records ‘Straight Ahead’ with Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins & Max Roach (1961)

Abbey Lincoln's 'Straight Ahead' is an album recorded on February 22, 1961 with Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and others and released the same year by Candid.Track Listing : 1.Straight Ahead (Abbey Lincoln, Earl Baker, Mal Waldron)- 05:24 . 2.When Malindy Sings (Oscar Brown, Paul Lawrence Dunbar)- 04:05 . 3.In The Red (Chips Bayen, Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach)- 08:32 . 4.Blue Monk (Abbey…

‘Bill Evans at Town Hall’ is recorded today in New York City, by the Bill Evans Trio (1966)

'Bill Evans at Town Hall' is a live album recorded on February 21, 1966, at The Town Hall in New York City with his Trio and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.I Should Care (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 05:30 . 2.Spring Is Here (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 05:00 . 3.Who Can I Turn To (Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley) - 06:17 . 4.Make Someone Happy (Betty Comden,…

XL Recordings publish ‘Vampire Weekend’ their eponymous debut album (2008)

'Vampire Weekend' is their debut studio album released on January 29, 2008 by XL Recordings. 1 . Mansard Roof (Reading Festival) 2 . Mansard Roof (Reading Festival, 2008) 3 . Oxford Comma ("Jools Holland Rave") 4 . Oxford Comma (Glastonbury, 2008) 5 . AP(unk / Oxford Comma - Reading Festival, 2009) 6 . Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (Glastonbury, 2010) 7 . Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa 8 . M79 ("Pitchfork…

Bill Frisell releases his thirty fourth album : ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ (2016)

Bill Frisell's 'When You Wish Upon A Star' is his thirty fourth album (a "re-imagination of time-honored gems of music for film and television") released on January 29, 2016 by Sony Masterworks.1 . When You Wish Upon A Star 2 . When You Wish Upon A Star 3 . Shadow Of Your Smile + Surfer Girl (w/ The Big Sur Sextet, Copenhagen, 2013) 4 . Moon River (Jazz Middelheim, 2015) Bill Frisell - When You…