Artists United Against Apartheid release a collective album ‘Sun City’ produced by Steven Van Zandt (1985)

Artists United Against Apartheid's 'Sun City' is an album featuring Miles Davis, Bono and Bob Dylan among other guests produced by Steven Van Zandt and released on December 7, 1985 by EMI / Manhattan Records1 . Artists United Against Apartheid, Sun City 2 . Sun City Track Listing : 1.Sun City (Steven Van Zandt) – 07:12 . 2.No More Apartheid (Peter Gabriel) – 07:10 . 3.Revolutionary Situation -…

The Police release ‘Ghost in the Machine,’ their fourth album featuring ‘Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic’ and ‘Spirits in the Material World’ (1981)

The Police's 'Ghost in the Machine' (a name inspired by Arthur Koestlers book) is their fourth album released on October 2, 1981 by A&M.1 . Spirits In The Material World 2 . Hungry For You (Live) 3 . Hungry For You (Gateshead, 1982) 4 . Demolition Man 5 . Demolition Man 6 . One World Not Three (1981) 7 . One World (Festival De Viña Del Mar Chile, 1982) Track Listing : 1.Spirits In…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 21/52

Vanessa Paradis & Lenny Kravitz, Dee Dee Bridgewater & Mike Hucknall, Ronald Isley & Burt Bacharach, Haley Reinhart & Tony Bennett, Oleta Adams & Tears For Fears, Little Steven and The Disciples Of Soul & Bruce Springsteen, Noel Gallagher & Paul Weller, George Harrison & Bob Dylan, Jewel & Beyonce, Rihanna & Britney Spears, Madonna & Stevie Wonder, Marc…

Happy Birthday Bruce Springsteen. ‘Big Boss A Lula’

This day (September 23, 1949 ), in Long Branch, New Jersey, is born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen simply known as Bruce Springsteen a.k.a. The Boss, American singer-songwriter, frontman with the E Street BandTracklist : 1 . Spirit in the Night (Los Angeles, 1973) 2 . Henry Boy (A The Gaslight Club, 1972 3 . Badlands (1978) 4 . No Nukes – final (New York, 1979) 5 . The River (Tempe, 1980) 6…

This week In New Music Videos 46

Céline Dion, Kyle Eastwood, Zucchero, Taylor Hawkins . Weezer, Little Steven, The Vision, Andreya Triana, Oskido . Juana Molina, Farafi, Iggy Azalea, Alice Chater, Kitchen Dwellers are the performers of the twelve brand new songs that caught, this week, our interest and liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Céline Dion . Courage More by the same :…

Barbra Streisand records her fifth live album in Las Vegas : ‘Timeless: Live in Concert’ (1999)

Barbra Streisand's 'Timeless: Live in Concert' is her fifth live album recorded on December 31, 1999 – January 1, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada and released on September 19, 2000 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Opening/You'Ll Never Know (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) - 02:31 . 2.Something'S Coming (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) - 03:41 . 3.The Way We Were (Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn…

Wynton Marsalis’ ‘Crescent City Christmas Card’ is a holiday album featuring Kathleen Battle and Jon Hendricks (1990)

Wynton Marsalis' 'Crescent City Christmas Card' is a holiday album featuring Kathleen Battle and Jon Hendricks and released in January, 1990 by Columbia.1 . Winter Wonderland 2 . w/ Kathleen Battle 3 . 'twas The Night Before Christmas 4 . Jazz Christmas Song (The Hudson Union Society) Track Listing : 1.Carol Of The Bells (Mykola Leontovych, Traditional) - 04:56 . 2.Silent Night (Franz Gruber,…

Nina Simone records ‘Sings the Blues,’ her first album for RCA Victor (1966)

Nina Simone's 'Sings the Blues' is an album recorded on December 19, 1966 and released in 1967 By RCA VictorTrack Listing : 1.Do I Move You? (Nina Simone) - 02:46 . 2.Day And Night (Rudy Stevenson) - 02:35 . 3.In The Dark (Lil Green) - 02:57 . 4.Real Real (Nina Simone) - 02:21 . 5.My Man'S Gone Now (George Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 04:16 . 6.Backlash Blues (Langston Hughes, Nina Simone) - 02:31…

Motown publish The Jackson 5’s debut album : ‘Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5’ featuring ‘I Want You Back’ (1969)

'Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5' is the debut album of The Jackson 5 featuring Michael Jackson as lead singer, released on December 18, 1969 by Motown.1 . I Want You Back 2 . Can You Remember Track Listing : 1.Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel) - 03:18 . 2.Nobody (The Corporation) - 02:54 . 3.I Want You Back (The Corporation) - 03:04 . 4.Can You Remember (Thom Bell, William Hart) -…

Tommy Boy publish Queen Latifah’s debut album : ‘All Hail The Queen’ featuring ‘Ladies First’ (1989)

Queen Latifah's 'All Hail the Queen' is her debut album featuring 'Ladies First' and released on November 28, 1989 by Tommy Boy1 . Dance For Me (Official Video) 2 . Come Into My House 3 . Ladies First (w/ Monie Love) 4 . Come Into My House 5 . Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children (w/ De La Soul) 6 . Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children (Live) 7 . Wrath Of My Madness (8/31/2019) 8 . Princess Of…

The Avalanches release “Since I Left You,” their debut album in Australia (2000)

The Avalanches' "Since I Left You" is their debut studio album produced by group members Robbie Chater and Darren Seltmann and released on November 27, 2000 by Modular Recordings.1 . Since I Left You 2 . Since I Left You (Paradiso, Amsterdam, 27/06/2017) 3 . Close To You 4 . Frontier Psychiatrist (Official Video) 5 . Extra Kings / Electricity Track Listing : 1.Since I Left You (Robbie Chater,…

Alicia Keys releases her third album : ‘As I Am’ featuring ‘No One’ ‘Like You’ll Never See Me Again’ and ‘Superwoman’ (2007)

Alicia Keys' 'As I Am' feat. 'No One' is her third studio album and released on November 13, 2007 by J Records.1 . Go Ahead (North Sea Jazz, 2008) 2 . Superwoman (Madrid) 3 . Superwoman (Official Video) 4 . No One (Official Video) 5 . No One Live ("Concert Hurricance Sandy") 6 . No One (On "Letterman") 7 . Like You'll Never See Me Again (Live) 8 . Like You'll Never See Me Again (Official…

Arista publish Lisa Stansfield’s third album : ‘So Natural’ (1993)

Lisa Stansfield's 'So Natural' is her third studio album released on November 8, 1993 by Arista Records.1 . So Natural 2 . So Natural 3 . So Natural 4 . Little Bit Of Heaven 5 . In All The Right Places 6 . In All The Right Places Track Listing : 1.So Natural (Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney) - 05:05 . 2.Never Set Me Free (Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney) - 05:00 . 3.I Give You Everything (Lisa…

Island publish Grace Jones’ sixth album : ‘Living My Life’ featuring ‘Nipple to the Bottle’ and ‘My Jamaican Guy’ (1982)

Grace Jones' 'Living My Life' is her sixth studio album (and the last of the three albums she recorded at the Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas) released on November 7, 1982 by Island.1 . My Jamaican Guy Track Listing : 1.My Jamaican Guy (Grace Jones) - 06:00 . 2.Nipple To The Bottle (Grace Jones, Sly Dunbar) - 05:55 . 3.The Apple Stretching (Melvin Van Peebles) - 07:08 . 4.Everybody Hold…

Kendrick Lamar releases his second album : ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ featuring ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’ (2013)

Kendrick Lamar's "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" is his second studio album released on October 22, 2012 by Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath Entertainment & Interscope Records.1 . Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe 2 . Backseat Freestyle 3 . Sing About Me 4 . Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (Short Film By Kendrick Lamar) 5 . Swimming Pools 6 . Compton / Witness Greatness (Grammys) 7 . Compton Official (w/ Dr…

Capitol publish Joe Cocker’s thirteenth album : ‘Night Calls’ (1991)

Joe Cocker's 'Night Calls' is his thirteenth studio album released on October 7, 1991 by Capitol. Track Listing : 1.Love Is Alive (Gary Wright) - 03:57 . 2.Little Bit Of Love (Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Simon Kirkeandy Fraser) - 02:28 . 3.Please No More (Greg Hansen, David Egan) - 05:28 . 4.There'S A Storm Coming (John Hadley, Wally Wilson) - 04:08 . 5.You'Ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (John…

Living Colour release their fourth album : ‘Collideøscope’ (2003)

Living Colour's 'Collideøscope' is their fourth (and first in more than ten years) studio album released on October 7, 2003 by Sanctuary.1 . Song Without Sin (Official Video) 2 . A Question Of When 3 . Flying (Live, 2004) 4 . Flying 5 . In Your Name 6 . In Your Name (World Cafe) 7 . Back In Black 8 . Lost Halo (Live) 9 . Sacred Ground Track Listing : 1.Interlude (Dizzy Gillespie) -…

This week In Male Balladeers 40/52

Dean Martin, Charles Aznavour, Chris Isaak, Sting, Tom Waits, Warren Zevon, Gordon Lightfoot, Mumford . Sons, Cat Stevens . Chris Cornell, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Morrissey

Verve publish Diana Krall’s eleventh album : ‘Glad Rag Doll’ (2012)

Diana Krall's 'Glad Rag Doll' is her eleventh studio (covering 1920s and 1930s jazz tunes) album released on October 2, 2012 by Verve Records..1 . We Just Coudn't Say Goodbye ( "Live Sur RTL") 2 . There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears 3 . There Ain't No Sweet Man 4 . Glad Rag Doll (Elvis Costello Interviews Diana Krall & T-Bone Burnett) 5 . A Little Mixed Up (…

Stanley Clarke releases ‘Up’ by The Stanley Clarke Band (2014)

Released on September 30, 2014, "Up" is an album by The Stanley Clarke Band with many guests (and friends), covering Clarke's own hits. Track Listing : 1.Pop Virgil (Stanley Clarke) - 03:17 . 2.Last Train To Sanity (Stanley Clarke) - 03:32 . 3.Up (Stanley Clarke) - 03:16 . 4.Brazilian Love Affair (For George Duke) (George Duke) - 06:36 . 5.Bass Folk Song #13: Mingus (Stanley Clarke) - 00:57 . 6.I…

Epic publish Macy Gray’s second album : ‘The Id’ featuring ‘Sexual Revolution’ (2001)

Macy Gray's 'The Id' is her second studio album released on September 18, 2001 by Epic. 1 . Relating To A Psychopath (Subculture, NYC, 6/19/13) 2 . Sexual Revolution 3 . Sexual Revolution ("Top Of The Pops", Friday 7th December, 2001) 4 . Sweet Baby (Las Vegas) 5 . The Zodiac Showmacy Grayfreak Like Me/Finale 6 . Oblivion (Nissan, "Live Sets On Yahoo! Music") 7 . Oblivion (North Sea Jazz Festival,…

Aerosmith release ‘Pump,’ their tenth studio album featuring ‘Love in an Elevator,’ ‘Janie’s Got a Gun’ and ‘What It Takes’ (1989)

Aerosmith's 'Pump' is their tenth studio album produced by Bruce Fairbairn and released on September 12, 1989 by Geffen.1 . Young Lust (Rio, Brazil, 1994) 2 . F.I.N.E (Germany, 1997) 3 . Love In An Elevator (Official Video) 4 . Janie's Got A Gun (Official Video) 5 . The Other Side (Official Video) 6 . Hoodo Voodo Medicine Man (Live) 7 . What It Takes (Official Video) 8 . Love In An Elevator (From…

Madeleine Peyroux releases her fourth album : ‘Half the Perfect World’ (2006)

Madeleine Peyroux 'Half the Perfect World' is her fourth studio album released on September 12, 2006 by Rounder/Universal.1 . I'm All Right (Warsaw, 2009) 2 . La Javanaise (Warsaw, 2009) Track listing : 1.I'm All Right (Walter Becker, Madeleine Peyroux, Larry Klein) - 03:27 . 2.The Summer Wind (Hans Bradtke, Henry Mayer, Johnny Mercer) - 03:55 . 3.Blue Alert (Leonard Cohen, Anjani Thomas) -…

Jamiroquai release their fifth album : ‘A Funk Odyssey’ (2001)

Jamiroquai's 'A Funk Odyssey' is their fifth studio album released on September 3, 2001 by Sony Soho Square.1 . Little L 2 . You Give Me Something 3 . Corner Of The Earth 4 . Love Foolosophy 5 . Black Crow (Milano, 2001) 6 . Main Vein (Live) Track listing : 1.Feel So Good (Jay Kay, Toby Smith) - 05:21 . 2.Little L (Jay Kay, Toby Smith) - 04:55 . 3.You Give Me Something (Jay Kay, Rob Harris,…

Aerosmith release their ninth studio album : ‘Permanent Vacation’ featuring ‘Angel’ and ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’ (1987)

Aerosmith's 'Permanent Vacation' is their ninth studio album produced by Bruce Fairbairn and released on August 18 1987 by Geffen Records.1 . Hearts Done Time 2 . Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (Official Video) 3 . Angel (Official Video) 4 . Rag Doll (Monsters Of Rock, 2013) 5 . Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (Live, 2014) 6 . Angel Track Listing : 1.Heart'S Done Time (Joe Perry, Desmond Child) - 04:42 .…

We remember Aretha Franklin. ‘Long Live The Queen, she lives forever’

This day (August 16, 2018), in Detroit, died Aretha Franklin a.k.a. the Queen of Soul, American Soul singer.Tracklist : 1 . You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman (Kennedy Center, 2015) 2 . Bridge Over Troubled Water (2011) 3 . Nessun Dorma (1998) 4 . w/ Patti Labelle & Mary J Blige - Essence Awards 5 . w/ Michael Mc Donald - Ever Changing Times 6 . Do right woman do right man (1988) 7 .…

Paul Simon releases his seventh album : ‘Graceland’ featuring ‘You Can Call Me Al’ and ‘The Boy in the Bubble’ (1986)

Paul Simon's 'Graceland' is his seventh studio album released on August 12, 1986 by Warner Bros.1 . The Boy In The Bubble 2 . The Story Of Graceland 3 . Paul Simon Explains Why The Titlesong Graceland Is His Favorite 4 . Gumboots (Itunes Festival) 5 . Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes 6 . Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (w/ Ladysmith Black Mambazo - ") 7 . You Can Call Me Al (Official Video)…

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…

Mary J. Blige releases her debut album : ‘What’s the 411?’ featuring ‘You Remind Me’ and ‘Real Love’ (1992)

Mary J. Blige's 'What's the 411?' feat. 'You Remind Me' & 'Real Love' is her debut album released on July 28, 1992 by Uptown, Mca.1 . Reminisce (Official Video) 2 . Real Love (1992) 3 . You Remind Me (Official Video) 4 . Love No Limit (Official Video) 5 . I Don't Want to do Anything Else (w/ K Ci Haily) 6 . What's The 411? (w/ Grand Puba, "Yo! MTV Raps", 1993) 7 . Reminisce (Live) 8 . Sweet…

Happy Birthday Martha Reeves. Vandellazing’

This day (July 18, 1941), in Eufaula, Alabama, is born Martha Reeves, an American R&B and Pop singer and former politician who was the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas.Tracklist : 1 . Dancing In The Street (2015) 2 . No One There (2013) 3 . w/ The Vandellas - Heatwave (2008) 4 . Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things (2011) 5 . w/ James Brown - Georgia On My Mind (1996)…

Michael Jackson finishes the recording of his seventh album : ‘Bad’ featuring ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,’ ‘Man in the Mirror,’ ‘Smooth…

Michael Jackson's 'Bad' is his seventh studio album, recorded from January till July 9, 1987 and released on August 31, 1987 by Epic..1 . Bad (Shortened Version) 2 . The Way You Make Me Feel (Official Video) 3 . Speed Demon (Official Video) 4 . Liberian Girl (Official Video) 5 . Another Part of Me (Official Video) 6 . Man In The Mirror (Official Video) 7 . Dirty Diana (Live) 8 . Leave Me Alone…