We remember Freddie King. ‘The King of Texas’

This day (December 28, 1976), in Dallas, Texas, died Frederick Christian a.k.a Freddie King, an American blues guitarist and singer.Tracklist : 1 . Sweet Home Chicago 2 . The Things That I Used To Do (1975) 3 . Blues Band Shuffle (1974) 4 . Boogie Funk (1973) 5 . Ain’t No Sunshine (1973) 6 . Big Legged Woman (1972) 7 . Have You Ever Loved a Women (1970) 8 . Blues (1966) 9 . Hideaway Tracklist :…

Stanley Turrentine records for CTI ‘Sugar,’ an album with Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter et al (1970)

Stanley Turrentine's 'Sugar' is an album recorded mainly during November 1970 with among others, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter, ... and released In 1971 By CTI.1 . Sugar Track Listing : 1.Sugar (Stanley Turrentine) - 10:03 . 2.Sunshine Alley (Butch Cornell) - 10:48 . 3.Impressions (John Coltrane) - 14:14 . 4.Gibraltar (Stanley Turrentine) - 9:35 Pete Turner ALSO READOfficial…

Bill Evans records ‘Interplay’ with Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard (1962)

Bill Evans' 'Interplay' is an album recorded on July 16–17 and August 21, 1962, with Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.You And The Night And The Music (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 07:04 . 2.When You Wish Upon A Star (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington) - 05:45 . 3.I'Ll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe) - 06:32 .…

V.S.O.P. featuring Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and Wayne Shorter record ‘The Quintet’ (1977)

V.S.O.P's 'The Quintet' is an album featuring Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and Wayne Shorter and recorded on July 16 & 18, 1977 and released in October 1977 By Columbia.Track Listing : 1.One Of A Kind (Freddie Hubbard) - 09:27 . 2.Third Plane (Ron Carter) - 07:19 . 3.Jessica (Herbie Hancock ) - 07:02 . 4.Lawra (Tony Williams) - 09:43 . 5.Darts (Herbie Hancock )…

Queen release ‘The Game’ featuring ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ (1980)

Queen's 'The Game' feat. 'Another One Bites the Dust' & 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' is their eighth studio album released on June 30, 1980 by EMI.1 . Play The Game (Official Video) 2 . Play The Game (Milton Keynes Bowl, 1982) 3 . Dragon Attack 4 . Dragon Attack (Milton Keynes Bowl, 1982) 5 . Another One Bites the Dust (Official Video) 6 . Need Your Loving Tonight 7 . Need Your Loving…

We Remember B.B. King. ‘Long Lived The King’

This day (May 14, 2015), in Las Vegas, died Riley B. King a.k.a. B.B. King (B.B. short for Blues Boy), an American blues guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : In Sing Sing Prison (1973) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (1/2) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (2/2) . When The Saints Go Marching In . All Over Again (1989) . w/ Eric…

Happy Birthday Benny Golson. ‘Along Came Benny’

This day (January 25, 1929), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Benny Golson,an American bebop & hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Take The A Train (2009) 2 . Killer Joe (2009) 3 . Interview & Live. 4 . Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer & NHØP - Blues for Diahann (1997) 5 . Freddie Hubbard & Stablemates (1989) 6 . w/ Alan Branscombe, Dave Goldberg,…

Motown publish Michael Jackson’s solo debut album : ‘Got to Be There’ featuring ‘Rockin’ Robin’ and ‘Got to Be There’ (1972)

Michael Jackson's 'Got to Be There' is his solo debut album produced By Hal Davis & Willie Hutch and released on January 24, 1972 by Motown.1 . Got To Be There / Brand New Thing 2 . Rockin' Robin Track Listing : 1.Ain'T No Sunshine (Bill Withers) - 04:09 . 2.I Wanna Be Where You Are (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) - 03:01 . 3.Girl Don'T Take Your Love From Me (Willie Hutch) - 03:46 . 4.In Our…

We remember Curtis Mayfield. ‘Political Mover’

This day (December 26, 1999), in Roswell, Georgia, died Curtis Mayfield an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter .Tracklist : 1 . Superfly (1973) 2 . Billy Jack (1990) 3 . Pusherman 4 . People Get Ready (1988) 5 . Move On Up (1987) 6 . Freddie’s Dead 7 . Keep On Keeping On (1972) Tracklist : Move On Up . Superfly . Pusherman . Freddie’s Dead . Little Child Runnin’ Wild . The…

Quincy Jones starts the recording of ‘The Quintessence’ with his orchestra (1961)

Quincy Jones' 'The Quintessence' is an album recorded with his orchestra on November 29, December 18 and 22, 1961.Track Listing : 1.Quintessence (Quincy Jones) - 04:21 . 2.Robot Portrait (Billy Byers) - 05:25 . 3.Little Karen (Benny Golson) - 03:44 . 4.Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) - 02:26 . 5.For Lena And Lennie (Quincy Jones) - 04:17 . 6.Hard Sock Dance (Quincy Jones) - 03:20 .…

Parlophone publish ‘With the Beatles,’ their second album featuring ‘All My Loving’ ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ and ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ (1963)

'With The Beatles' feat. "All My Loving" "I Wanna Be Your Man" etc; is their second studio album released on November 22 , 1963 by Parlophone.1 . Till There Was You (Live) 2 . Till There Was You (Royal Variety Performance) 3 . Please Mr. Postman 4 . Roll Over Beethoven (Live ) 5 . Money (That's What I Want) (Live) Track Listing : 1.It Won'T Be Long (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:13 . 2.All I'Ve…

Epic publish ‘There’s a Riot Goin’ On’ by Sly and the Family Stone featuring ‘Family Affair’ and ‘Runnin’ Away’ (1971)

'There's a Riot Goin' On' by Sly and the Family Stone is their fifth studio album released on November 20, 1971 by Epic Records.1 . Family Affair (1972) 2 . Family Affair Track Listing : 1.Luv N' Haight (Sylvester Stewart) - 04:01 . 2.Just Like A Baby (Sylvester Stewart) - 05:12 . 3.Poet (Sylvester Stewart) - 03:01 . 4.Family Affair (Sylvester Stewart) - 03:06 . 5.Africa Talks To You 'The…

This month In Blues Legends 09/12

R L Burnside, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Robert Cray, Freddie King, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Luther Allison, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, Albert King, Jeff Healey, B.B. King, T Bone Walker, B.B. King

We remember Luther Allison. ‘The Blues is On’

This day ( August 12, 1997), in Madison, Wisconsin, died Luther Allison, an American blues guitarist who played with Howlin' Wolf's band and backed James Cotton.Tracklist : 1 . Watching You 2 . Soul Fixin' Man (1994) 3 . w/ Johnny Hallyday - La Guitare fait mal (1992) 4 . Bad News is Coming 5 . Otis Rush & Luther Allison & Eric Clapton – Every Day I Have The Blues 6 . Serious (1985) 7 .…

Happy Birthday Robert Cray. ‘Cray One (More)’

This day (August 1, 1953), in Columbus, Georgia, is born Robert Cray, an American blues guitarist and singer.Tracklist : 1 . Shiver (2019) 2 . I'll Always Remember You (2018) 3 . You Must Believe in Yourself (2017) 4 . Time Makes Two (2015) 5 . Poor Johnny (2013) 6 . I'm Done Cryin' (2012) 7 . Smoking Gun 8 . Sittin On Top Of The World (2008) 9 . Will You Think Of Me (2000) 10 . There'S Nothing…

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 .…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella and Basie!’ her first studio album with Count Basie and his Orchestra arranged by Quincy Jones (1963)

'Ella and Basie!' is the first studio album (recorded on July 16–17, 1963) by Ella Fitzgerald with the Count Basie Orchestra playing arrangements by Quincy Jones and released in September 1963 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Honeysuckle Rose (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) - 02:42 . 2.'Deed I Do (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) - 02:40 . 3.Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall (Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts) - 03:20…

Bob Dylan releases ‘Self Portrait,’ his tenth album (1970)

Bob Dylan's 'Self Portrait' is his tenth studio (and a double) album featuring mostly covers and released on June 8, 1970 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.All The Tired Horses (Bob Dylan) - 03:12 . 2.Alberta #1 (Traditional) - 02:57 . 3.I Forgot More Than You'Ll Ever Know (Cecil A. Null) - 02:23 . 4.Days Of 49 (Alan Lomax, John Lomax, Frank Warner) - 05:27 . 5.Early Mornin' Rain (Gordon…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Jazz at Santa Monica ’72’ with the Count Basie Orchestra (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Jazz at Santa Monica '72' is a live album recorded on June 2, 1972 with the Tommy Flanagan trio and the Count Basie Orchestra and released on August 2, 1972 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Introductions By Norman Granz - 01:00 . 2.Basie Power (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:07 . 3.The Spirit Is Willing (Sammy Nestico) - 04:37 . 4.The Meetin' Time (Oliver Nelson) - 04:50 . 5.Blues In Hoss'S…

Arturo Sandoval releases ‘Trumpet Evolution’ (2003)

Arturo Sandoval's 'Trumpet Evolution' is an album ('a journey through the great trumpeters from jazz's and orchestral music's past') released on May 6, 2003 by Crescent Moon/Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Dipper Mouth Blues (King Oliver) - 02:15 . 2.When It'S Sleepy Time Down South (Clarence Muse, Otis Rene, Leon René) - 03:02 . 3.At The Jazz Band Ball (Edwin Bransford "Daddy" Edwards, Edwin Edwards,…

Happy Birthday to Ron Carter. ‘Beau Ron’

This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist. Digest Tracklist : w/ Al Foster & Eli Degibri - United Blues (2019) . Foursight (2018) . You Are My Sunshine (2015) . Golden Striker Trio (2013) . My Funny Valentine (2011) . Dear Miles (2010) . w/ Helen Sung - First Trip (2009) . Autumn Leaves (2006) . Little Walts (1990) . w/ Bobby…

Sly & the Family Stone release ‘Stand!’ their fourth album (1969)

'Stand!' by Sly & the Family Stone is their fourth (and breakout) studio album released on May 3, 1969 by Epic. Track Listing : 1.Stand! (Sly Stone) - 03:08 . 2.Don'T Call Me Nigger, Whitey (Sly Stone) - 05:58 . 3.I Want To Take You Higher (Sly Stone) - 05:22 . 4.Somebody'S Watching You (Sly Stone) - 03:20 . 5.Sing A Simple Song (Sly Stone) - 03:56 . 6.Everyday People (Sly Stone) - 02:21 .…

Epic release ‘Dance to the Music,’ Sly & the Family Stone’s second album (1968)

'Dance to the Music' by Sly & the Family Stone is their second studio album produced by Sly Stone and released on April 27, 1968 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.Dance To The Music (Sylvester Stewart) - 03:00 . 2.Higher (Sylvester Stewart) - 02:49 . 3.I Ain'T Got Nobody (For Real) (Sylvester Stewart) - 04:26 . 4.Dance To The Medley (Sylvester Stewart) - 012:12 . 5.Ride The Rhythm (Sylvester Stewart)…

Happy Birthday to Al Green. ‘Al(leluia) Green’

This day (April 13, 1946), in Forrest City, Arkansas, is born Albert Greene a.k.a. Al Green, an American gospel and soul music singer.Digest Tracklist : Simply Beautiful (2019) . I'm still in love with you . How Can You Mend A Broken Heart . w/ Ann Nesby - Put It On Paper . Lets Stay Together (2010) . w/ Ben E. King, Teddy Pendergrass, Chuck Jackson, Brian Mcknight - Stand By Me (1993) . w/…

Stevie Ray Vaughan records in Austin his first album ‘In the Beginning’ (1980)

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'In the Beginning' is an album recorded on April 1, 1980 at Steamboat 1874 in Austin, Texas with Double Trouble and released on October 6, 1992 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.In The Open (Sonny Thompson, Freddie King) – 05:57 . 2.Slide Thing (Stevie Ray Vaughan) – 03:18 . 3.They Call Me Guitar Hurricane (Eddie Jones) – 03:06 . 4.All Your Love (Otis Rush) – 06:23 . 5.Tin Pan…

Geffen release Macy Gray’s fouth album : ‘Big’ featuring Natalie Cole and Justin Timberlake among other guests (2007)

Macy Gray's 'Big' is her fourth studio album featuring Natalie Cole, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, Will.I.Am as guests and released on March 21, 2007 by Geffen.Track Listing : 1.Finally Made Me Happy (Natalie Hinds, Teedra Moses, Cassandra O'Neil, Justin Meldal-Johnson, Victor Indrizzo) - 04:02 . 2.Shoo Be Doo (Natalie Hinds, Jared Gosselin, Phillip White, Meldal-Johnson, Printz Board, Mary Brown,…

143 Records publish ‘Michael Bublé’, his eponymous and third album featuring ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ and ‘Kissing A Fool’ (2003)

'Michael Bublé' is his self-titled third studio album by Michael Bublé released on February 11, 2003 by 143 Records.Track Listing : 1.Fever (Eddie Cooley, Otis Blackwell) - 03:51 . 2.Moondance (Van Morrison) - 04:13 . 3.Kissing A Fool (George Michael) - 04:34 . 4.For Once In My Life (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) - 02:32 . 5.How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) - 03:54 .…

Hip-Hop & Soul New Music Videos 21

Chance the Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, Blueface, Doja Cat, K. Michelle, Tyga, Yg, Santana, YFN Lucci, Tinashe, Rich Dunk, Krept, Konan, Bankroll Freddie, Hoodcelebrityy are the performers of the twelve brand new hip-hop, soul, etc. songs that caught, this week, our interest and liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Chance the Rapper . Hot Shower (w/ MadeinTYO,…

Cry Me A Blues River

From 'Is You Ever Seen A One-Eyed Woman Cry' to 'Keep Yourself From Crying Too' , we have mixed 17 'Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Crying Time'. It has Lynn White, Freddie Spruell, Etta James, Otis Rush and many more.

The Blues of House

From 'One Room Country Shak' to 'Red House' , we have mixed 18 'Blues' tunes around the theme of 'The House and Other Rooms'. It has Bessie Smith, John Lee Hooker, Pink Anderson, Lonnie Mack and many more.

Nile, Danube. Blues Are The Rivers

From 'Goin' to Sit Down on the Banks of the River' to 'Watching The River Flow', we have mixed 19 'Mostly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Rivers'. It has Louis Armstrong, Roscoe Holcomb, Bo Diddley, Blind Gary Davis and many more.

Sing C’est La Vie

From 'Singin' the Blues' to 'Crickets Sing for Ana Maria', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Singing and Singers'. It has Al Jolson, The New Seekers, The Manhattan Transfer, Toots Thielemans and many more.

Hot And Cool

From 'Hot Rod Rumble' to 'Cool Breeze', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hot AND…Cool'. It has Kenny Burrell, Jazz Crusaders, Louis Armstrong With The Commanders, Dean Martin and many more.

The Piedmont Fingerstyle

Featuring Etta Baker . David Holt . John Dee Holman .Piedmont Blues . George Higgs . Move On . Cephas and Wiggins . Little School Girl . Sonny Terry . Brownie McGhee . Red River Blues . Crow Jane . Dirty Piedmont Blues . Brandon Turner . Freddie Vanderford . She Can Cook Good Sallat . Charlie Parr . Hogkill Blues . Etta Baker .