Happy Birthday LL Cool J

January 14, 1968 - American rapper, James Todd Smith better known as Ladies Love Cool James and more simply as LL Cool J is 54. Happy Birthday SirTracklist : 1 . I Need Love 2 . Mama Said Knock You Out 3 . Luv U Better 4 . I'm Bad 5 . Hey Lover (w/ Boyz II Men) 6 . Paradise (w/ Amerie) 7 . Headsprung 8 . Hush (w/ 7 Aurelius) 9 . Going Back To Cali 10 . 4,3,2,1 (w/ Method Man, Redman, Canibus,…

Def Jam publish LL Cool J’s debut album : ‘Radio’ (1985)

LL Cool J's 'Radio' is his debut album produced by Rick Rubin and Jazzy Jay and released on November 18, 1985 by Def Jam / Columbia1 . I Can't Live Without My Radio 2 . I Can't Live Without My Radio 3 . Dear Yvette (Live) Track Listing : 1.I Can'T Live Without My Radio (James Todd Smith, Rick Rubin) - 05:28 . 2.You Can'T Dance (James Todd Smith, Rick Rubin) - 03:37 . 3.Dear Yvette (James Todd…

Def Jam publish LL Cool J’s fourth album : ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ featuring ‘Around the Way Girl’ (1990)

LL Cool J's 'Mama Said Knock You Out' is his fourth studio album produced mostly by Marley Marl and released on September 14, 1990 by Def Jam.1 . Around The Way Girl ("Yahoo! Live Sets") 2 . Mama Said Knock You Out (Official Video) 3 . Jingling Baby 4 . 6 Minutes Of Pleasure Track Listing : 1.The Boomin' System (Ll Cool J, James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams) - 03:41 . . 2.Around The Way Girl (Ll…

Def Jam release LL Cool J ‘s tenth album : ‘The DEFinition’ (2004)

LL Cool J's 'The DEFinition' is histenth studio album produced partly by Timbaland and released on August 31, 2004 by Def Jam Recordings., N.O. Joe and 7 Aurelius.1 . Headsprung 2 . Headsprung ("Yahoo! Live Sets") 3 . Hush (w/ 7 Aurelius Track Listing : 1.Headsprung (Timothy Mosley, J.T. "Tiny" Smith) - 04:27 . 2.Rub My Back (J.T. "Tiny" Smith) - 04:43 . 3.I'M About To Get Her (R. Kelly, J.T.…

LL Cool J releases ‘Walking with a Panther,’ his third album featuring ‘I’m That Type of Guy’ (1989)

L L Cool J's 'Walking with a Panther' is his third studio album co-produced mostly by L.L. Cool J and Dwayne Simon and released June 13, 1989, on Def Jam Recordings.1 . Smokin Dopin 2 . I'm That Type Of Guy 3 . Going Back To Cali (Official Video) 4 . Big Ole Butt 5 . One Shot At Love 6 . Jingling Baby 7 . Jingling Baby (Extended Version) Track Listing : 1.Droppin' Em (Dwayne Simon, J.T. Smith) -…

Def Jam release LL Cool J’s ‘Bigger and Deffer (BAD),’ his second album (1987)

LL Cool J's 'Bigger and Deffer (BAD)' is his second studio album by rapper LL Cool J released on May 29, 1987 by Def Jam.1 . I'm Bad 2 . I'm Bad Award (Show Performance 1988) 3 . Get Down (The Summit, Houston, Texas) 4 . I Need Love 5 . I Need Love Track Listing : 1.I'M Bad (J.T. Smith, Bobby Ervin, Darryl Pierce, Dwayne Simon) - 04:39 . 2.Kanday (J.T. Smith, Bobby Ervin, Darryl Pierce, Dwayne…

LaFace / Arista publish TLC’s second album : ‘CrazySexyCool’ featuring ‘Waterfalls’ (1994)

TLC's 'CrazySexyCool' is their second studio album featuring 'Waterfalls' and released on November 15, 1994 by LaFace / Arista1 . Creep (Official Video) 2 . Creep (Original Video) 3 . Kick Your Game 4 . Kick Your Game (Live, 1996) 5 . Diggin' On You (Official Video) 6 . Red Light Special 7 . Waterfalls (Official Video) 8 . Waterfalls (w/ Lil' Mama, "The American Music Awards," 11/24/13) Track…

Motown publish Boyz II Men’s debut album : ‘Cooleyhighharmony’ featuring ‘Motownphilly’ and ‘It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday’ (1991)

Boyz II Men's 'Cooleyhighharmony' is their debut album produced by Michael Bivins of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe and released on February 14, 1991 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.Please Don'T Go (Nathan Morris) - 04:26 . 2.Lonely Heart (Nathan Morris) - 03:42 . 3.This Is My Heart (Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman) - 03:26 . 4.Uhh Ahh (Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris) - 03:51 . 5.It'S So…

FRE:SH COOL & MELLOW 01 (394 minutes – 8 albums)

Six and a half hours of newly released melodious, soul & jazzy albums. : Bill Laurance . KING . Ed Motta . Nicolas Bearde . De Phazz . Hidden Jazz Quartett . DJ Cam Quartet . Radare . . . Bill Laurance - AftersunThe Snarky Puppy's pianist with his colleagues Michael League and Robert Sput Searight plus New Orleans percussionist Weedie Braihma.KING - We Are King,Twins Paris and Amber Strother…

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…

Decca publish The Rolling Stones’ fifth album : ‘Between the Buttons’ (1967)

The Rolling Stones' 'Between the Buttons' feat. 'Ruby Tuesday' & 'Let's Spend the Night Together' is their fifth studio album, released on January 20, 1967 by Decca.1 . Rehearsals Of Connection 2 . Connection (From "Shine A Light") 3 . Ruby Tuesday (Live, 1991) 4 . Let's Spend The Night Together ("Totp" 1967) 5 . Let's Spend The Night Together (Live) Track Listing : 1.Yesterday'S Papers…

We remember Gerry Mulligan. ‘Baritone And Gerry’

This day (January 20, 1996), in Darien, Connecticut, died Gerry Mulligan, an American jazz baritone saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger.Tracklist : 1 . Satin Doll (1987) 2 . North Atlantic Run (1981) 3 . Out Back Of The Barn (1980) 4 . w/ Charles Mingus – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (1975) 5 . w/ Dave Brubeck – Lullaby To Mexico (1969) 6 . As Catch Can (1958) 7 . w/ Bob Brookmeyer – Walking…

Art Pepper records ‘Art Pepper meets The Rhythm Section’ with Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1957)

'Art Pepper meets The Rhythm Section' is an album recorded on January 19, 1957 with Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones and released the same year by Contemporary.Track Listing : 1.You'D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) - 05:25 . 2.Red Pepper Blues (Red Garland) - 03:37 . 3.Imagination (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 05:52 . 4.Waltz Me Blues (Paul Chambers, Art Pepper) -…

Happy Birthday Ryuichi Sakamoto. ‘Yellow Magic Solo’

This day (January 17, 1952), in Tokyo, Japan, is born Ryuichi Sakamoto, a Japanese musician, composer and actor.Tracklist : 1 . Minamata Main Theme (2020) 2 . The Sheltering Sky (2018) 3 . Alva Noto (2012) 4 . bibo no aozora (2008) 5 . Where is Amro (2007) 6 . Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence 7 . Undercooled (2005) 8 . w/ Caetano Veloso, Jaques Morelenbaum – Lindeza (1995) 9 . Psychedelic Afternoon…

Al Green inaugurates Bill Clinton (1993)

January 17, 1993 - starts "The Reunion on the Mall" festival as part of the Bill Clinton's Inaugural Celebration. Al Green will perform there next to Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, LL Cool J and many more.

Kenny Burrell records ‘Midnight Blue’ with Stanley Turrentine and Ray Barretto (1963)

Kenny Burrell's 'Midnight Blue' is an album (and one of his best-known) recorded on January 8, 1963 with Stanley Turrentine & Ray Barretto among others and released in 1963 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Chitlins Con Carne (Kenny Burrell) - 05:30 . 2.Mule (Kenny Burrell, Major Holley, Jr.) - 06:56 . 3.Soul Lament (Kenny Burrell) - 02:43 . 4.Midnight Blue (Kenny Burrell) - 04:02 . 5.Wavy…

Billie Holiday begins the recording of ‘Body and Soul,’ an album for Verve (1957)

Billie Holiday's 'Body and Soul' is a studio album recorded on January 3, 4,7 & 9, 1957 and released the same year by Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 06:18 . 2.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:08 . 3.Darn That Dream (Eddie Delange, James Van Heusen) - 06:15 . 4.Let'S Call The Whole…

As we wish Dexter Holland a Happy Birthday, the time has come to post The ‘Bests’ of his band : The Offspring

As we wish, today, American musician and singer Dexter Holland a Happy 57th Birthday, the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : The Offspring Video Tracklist : 1 . Want You Bad 2 . The Kids Aren't Alright 3 . Self Esteem 4 . You're Gonna Go Far, Kid 5 . Original Prankster 6 . Why Don't You Get A Job? 7 . Come Out And Play 8 . All I Want 9 . Hit That 10 . (Can't Get My) Head Around…

Helen Merrill records with Clifford Brown ‘Helen Merrill,’ her eponymous debut album for Emarcy (1955)

'Helen Merrill' is her eponymous debut studio album recorded on December 22-24, 1954, with Clifford Brown and released in 1955 by Emarcy.1 . You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Live, 1960) 2 . What's New? 3 . Falling In Love With Love 4 . Born to be Blue 5 . 'S wonderful (Live) Track Listing : 1.Don'T Explain (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) - 05:08 . 2.You'D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole…

Don Cherry records with Gato Barbieri, Henry Grimes and Edward Blackwell ‘Complete Communion,’ an album for Blue Note (1965)

Don Cherry's 'Complete Communion' is an album recorded on December 24, 1965 with Gato Barbieri, Henry Grimes and Edward Blackwell and released in 1966 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Complete Communion: Complete Communion/And Now/Golden Heart/Remembrance (Don Cherry) - 20:38 . 2.Elephantasy: Elephantasy/Our Feelings/Bishmallah/Wind, Sand And Stars (Don Cherry) - 19:36Reid MilesALSO…

The Gil Evans Orchestra records the album ‘Out of the Cool’ for Impulse! (1960)

'Out of the Cool' by The Gil Evans Orchestra. is an album recorded on November 18 & 30, December 10 & 15, 1960 and released in February 1961 by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.La Nevada (Gil Evans) – 15:38 . 2.Where Flamingos Fly (Elthea Peale, Harold Courlander, John Benson Brooks) - 05:14 . 3.Bilbao Song (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) - 04:13 . 4.Stratusphunk (George Russell) - 08:04 .…

Nonesuch publish Joni Mitchell’s ‘Travelogue,’ an album featuring orchestral re-recordings of her previous songs (2002)

Joni Mitchell's 'Travelogue' is a double album featuring orchestral re-recordings of her previous songs, released on November 19, 2002 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.Otis And Marlena (Joni Mitchell) - 03:54 . 2.Amelia (Joni Mitchell) - 06:48 . 3.You Dream Flat Tires (Joni Mitchell) - 03:48 . 4.Love (Joni Mitchell) - 05:40 . 5.Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) - 05:56 . 6.Slouching Toward Bethlehem (Joni…

Atlantic publish ‘Stephen Stills,’ his debut and eponymous solo album featuring ‘Love the One You’re With’ (1970)

'Stephen Stills' is his debut and eponymous solo album featuring 'Love the One You're With,' co-produced with Bill Halverson and released on November 16, 1970 by Atlantic1 . Love The One You're With (w/ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, 1974) 2 . Love The One You're With (w/ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Farm Aid, 2000) 3 . Go Back Home (3/23/1979, Capitol Theatre) 4 . Go Back Home 5 .…

Happy Birthday Diana Krall. ‘Diana, Quiet Star’

This day (November 16, 1964), in Nanaimo, British Columbia, is born Diana Krall, a Canadian jazz pianist and singer.Tracklist : 1 . Autumn In New York (2020) 2 . @ 54th Heineken Jazzaldia (2019) 3 . w/ Tony Bennett – Love Is Here To Stay (2018) 4 . w/ Michael Bublé – Love (2018) 5 . Walk On By (2016) 6 . Temptation (2013) 7 . Everybody’s Song (on Sesame Street:) 8 . There Ain’t No Sweet Man…

The Velvet Underground release their fourth album : ‘Loaded’ featuring ‘Sweet Jane’ and ‘Rock & Roll’ (1970)

The Velvet Underground's 'Loaded' is their fourth studio album (the last with Lou Reed) released on November 15, 1970 by Cotillion / Atlantic Records.1 . Sweet Jane 2 . Rock N' Roll (Live) Track Listing : 1.Who Loves The Sun (Lou Reed) - 02:45 . 2.Sweet Jane (Lou Reed) - 04:06 . 3.Rock & Roll (Lou Reed) - 04:44 . 4.Cool It Down (Lou Reed) - 03:06 . 5.New Age (Lou Reed) - 05:11 . 6.Head Held…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Groovin’ at Smalls’ Paradise,’ a live album for Blue Note (1957)

Jimmy Smith's 'Groovin' at Smalls' Paradise' is a live album recorded on November 15, 1957 and released the same year by Blue Note.1 . The Champ (Live) 2 . Laura Track Listing : Imagination (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 07:56 . Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) - 11:41 . My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 11:03 . It'S Only A Paper Moon (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Billy Rose) -…

We remember Mose Allison. ‘Mose Years’

This day (November 15, 2016), in Hilton Head, S.C., died John Mose Allison, an American jazz blues pianist and singer who has influenced many blues and rock artists.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Amy Allison – Was 2 . w/ Mel Graves & George Mars – New George’S In San Rafael (1986) 3 . Your Molecular Structure 4 . Gettin’ There (1989) 5 . Your Mind Is On Vacation (1975) Mose Allison Top 10 : The Seventh…

Hank Mobley records ‘Roll Call’ with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey and Freddie Hubbard for Blue Note (1960)

Hank Mobley's 'Roll Call' is an album recorded on November 13, 1960 with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey and Freddie Hubbard and released in 1961 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Roll Call (Hank Mobley) - 10:33 . 2.My Groove Your Move (Hank Mobley) - 06:07 . 3.Take Your Pick (Hank Mobley) - 05:27 . 4.A Baptist Beat (Hank Mobley) - 08:54 . 5.The More I See You (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) -…

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…

A Tribe Called Quest release ‘Midnight Marauders,’ their third album featuring ‘Award Tour’ and ‘Electric Relaxation’ (1993)

A Tribe Called Quest's 'Midnight Marauders' is their third album released on November 9, 1993 by Jive, Bmg.1 . Award Tour (Official Video) 2 . Electric Relaxation (Official Video) 3 . Oh My God (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.Midnight Marauders Tour Guide (Jonathan Davis, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Malik Taylor) - 00:45 . 2.Steve Biko (Stir It Up) (Jonathan Davis, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Malik…

RCA publish Lou Reed’s second album : ‘Transformer’ featuring ‘Walk on the Wild Side,’ ‘Satellite of Love’ and ‘Vicious’ (1972)

Lou Reed's 'Transformer' is his second studio album released on November 8, 1972 by RCA.1 . Vicious (Hard Rock Cafe, 1997) 2 . Vicious (2000, Düsseldorf) 3 . Perfect Day ("Later... With Jools Holland," 2003, BBC Two) 4 . A Walk On The Wild Side (Farm Aid, 1985) 5 . Walk On The Wild Side Track Listing : 1.Vicious (Lou Reed) - 02:55 . 2.Andy'S Chest (Lou Reed) - 03:17 . 3.Perfect Day (Lou Reed)…

Sonny Rollins records ‘A Night at the Village Vanguard,’ an album for Blue Note (1957)

Sonny Rollins' 'A Night at the Village Vanguard' is an album recorded on November 3, 1957 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Old Devil Moon (E.Y. Yip Harburg, Burton Lane) - 07:43 . 2.Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Sigmund Romberg) - 06:39 . 3.Striver'S Row (Sonny Rollins) - 05:50 . 4.Sonnymoon For Two (Sonny Rollins) - 07:30 . 5.A Night In…

Asylum publish Joni Mitchell’s fifteenth album : ‘Turbulent Indigo’ (1994)

Joni Mitchell's 'Turbulent Indigo' is her fifteenth album released on October 25, 1994 by Asylum.1 . Sunny Sunday (BBC2, "The Late Show", 1994) 2 . Sex Kills (Toronto, 1994) 3 . How Do You Stop? 4 . The Magdalene Laundries (Toronto, 1994) 5 . The Magdalene Laundries (Japan) Track Listing : 1.Sunny Sunday (Joni Mitchell) - 02:21 . 2.Sex Kills (Joni Mitchell) - 03:56 . 3.How Do You Stop (Charlie…

Cannonball Adderley records ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at The Club’ with Nat Adderley, Joe Zawinul et al (1966)

Cannonball Adderley's 'Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at 'The Club' is an album recorded on October 20, 1966 and released the same year by Capitol..Track Listing : 1.Fun (Nat Adderley) – 08:26 . 2.Games (Nat Adderley) – 07:19 . 3.Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Joe Zawinul) – 05:10 . 4.Sticks (Cannonball Adderley) – 03:54 . 5.Hippodelphia (Joe Zawinul) – 05:49 . 6.Sack O' Woe (Cannonball Adderley) – 10:29…

Geffen Records publish Joni Mitchell’s eleventh album : ‘Wild Things Run Fast’ (1982)

Joni Mitchell's 'Wild Things Run Fast' is her eleventh studio album released in October 1982 by Geffen Records.1 . Unchained Melody (Chinese Cafe) 2 . Moon At The Window (1998) Track Listing : 1.Chinese Café/Unchained Melody (Joni Mitchell, Alex North, Hy Zaret) - 05:17 . 2.Wild Things Run Fast (Joni Mitchell) - 02:12 . 3.Ladies' Man (Joni Mitchell) - 02:37 . 4.Moon At The Window (Joni…

Angel Olsen releases her fourth album : ‘All Mirrors’ (2019)

Angel Olsen's 'All Mirrors' is her fourth studio album co-produced with John Congleton and released on October 4, 2019 by Jagjaguwar1 . Lark 2 . Lark (Pitchfork Music Festival 2021) 3 . All Mirrors (Official Video) 4 . All Mirrors 5 . Too Easy New Song (Anfiteatro Del Venda) 6 . New Love Cassette (Live On KCRW) 7 . New Love Cassette (Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ 10/30/2019) 8 . Spring…

Columbia publish Marty Robbins’ fifth album : ‘Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs’ (1959)

Marty Robbins' 'Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs' is his fifth studio album featuring 'El Paso,' produced by Don Law and released in September 1959 by Columbia1 . Big Iron 2 . Medley (w/ Jerry Reed) 3 . Cool Water 4 . They're Hanging Me Tonight / El Paso 5 . The Strawberry Roan 6 . El Paso (Live) 7 . El Paso {Live, G.O.O.} 8 . The Master's Call 1971 9 . Running Gun Track Listing : 1.Big Iron…

Bon Anniversaire Jean-Luc Ponty. ‘Cool Hand Jean-Luc’

This day (September 29, 1942), in Avranches, France, is born Jean-Luc Ponty, a French violinist and jazz composer.Tracklist : 1 . Stay With Me (2018) 2 . The Gardens Of Babylon (2017) 3 . New Country (w/ Jon Anderson) (2016) 4 . Lotus Feet (w/ John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain) (2015) 5 . Round Midnight (w/ Eddie Louiss & Daniel Humair) (2012) 6 . Mirage (1982) 7 . The Struggle Of The Turtle To…

Epic publish Luther Vandross’ fifth album : ‘Give Me the Reason’ co-produced with Marcus Miller (1986)

Luther Vandross 'Give Me the Reason' is his fifth studio album released on September 19, 1986 By Epic.1 . Stop To Love 2 . Stop To Love (Wembley) 3 . So Amazing 4 . Give Me The Reason 5 . Give Me The Reason (Wembley) 6 . There's Nothing Better Than Love (w/ Gregory Hines) Track Listing : 1.Stop To Love (Luther Vandross, Nat Adderley, Jr.) - 05:19 . 2.See Me (Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller) -…

Guitarist Marc Ribot enrols Tom Waits, Meshell Ndegeocello, Steve Earle et al in the resistance. ‘Here comes back the protest song’

Marc Ribot's "Songs of Resistance 1942-2018" is his twenty fourth album recorded with among other guests Tom Waits, Sam Amidon, Steve Earle, Tift Merritt and Meshell Ndegeocello and released on September 14, 2018 by Anti.(Source Marc Ribot - Songs of Resistance 1942-2018 | Official Site)<img src='//rvm.pm/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Marc-Ribot-Songs-of-Resistance-RVM-SMALL.jpg'…