We Remember Louis Jordan. ‘Father Of R&B, King of the Jukebox’

This day (February 4, 1975), in Los Angeles, California, died Louis Jordan, a pioneering American jazz, blues and rhythm & blues musician and bandleaderTracklist : 1 . Fish Fry(1966) 2 . Let The Good Times Roll 3 . w/ His Tympany Five - Buzz Me 4 . Five Guys Named Moe 5 . Fuzzy Wuzzy 6 . Rationblues 7 . Beware 8 . Caldonia (1946) Tracklist : Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby . Ain't Nobody…

Nat King Cole records ‘St. Louis Blues’ with Nelson Riddle as arranger and conductor (1963)

Nat King Cole's 'St. Louis Blues' is an album (OST to the film of the same name staring Cole) recorded on January 29–31, 1958 with Nelson Riddle as arranger and conductor and released in May, 1963 by Capitol. 1 . Morning Star (w/ Pearl Bailey) Nat King Cole - St. Louis Blues Track Listing : 1.Overture (Introducing Love Theme)/Hesitating Blues (Nelson Riddle) – 3:08 . 2.Harlem Blues (W.C.…

Dinah Washington records ‘The Swingin’ Miss D,’ an album arranged by Quincy Jones (1956)

Dinah Washington's 'The Swingin' Miss D' is a studio album arranged by Quincy Jones and recorded on December 4–6, 1956 and released in 1957 by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.They Didn'T Believe Me (Jerome Kern, Herbert Reynolds) - 02:44 . 2.You'Re Crying (Leonard Feather, Quincy Jones) - 03:29 . 3.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 02:26 . 4.Ev'Ry Time We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter) - 02:27…

RCA Victor publish Harry Nilsson’s seventh album : ‘Nilsson Schmilsson’ featuring ‘Without You’ (1971)

Harry Nilsson's 'Nilsson Schmilsson' is his seventh album featuring 'Without You' and 'Coconut,' produced by Richard Perry and released by RCA Victor in November 19711 . Gotta Get Up (BBC, 1971) 2 . Without You 3 . Without You 4 . Coconut (1971) Track Listing : 1.Gotta Get Up (Harry Nilsson) - 02:24 . 2.Driving Along (Harry Nilsson) - 02:02 . 3.Early In The Morning (Leo Hickman, Louis Jordan,…

We remember Junior Walker. ‘Shotgone’

This day (November 23, 1995), in Battle Creek, died Junior Walker, an American musician from the Junior Walker & the All Stars fame.Tracklist : 1 . otgun (1966) 2 . How sweet is is 3 . What Does It Take (1985) 4 . Cleo’s Back (1973) 5 . Shake (1965) Junior Walker Top 10 : Shotgun . Cleo’s Mood . Shake And Fingerpop . What Does It Take . How Sweet It Is . Come See About Me . Pucker Up…

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…

Joe Bonamassa releases his fourteenth live album : ‘Live at the Greek Theatre,’ a tribute to Albert King, B.B. King and Freddie King (2016)

Joe Bonamassa's ‘Live at the Greek Theatre’ is his fourteenth live album (a tribute to the"Three Kings" : Albert King, B.B. King and Freddie King) released on September 23, 2016.1 . Ole Time Religion (The Greek Theatre) 2 . Oh, Pretty Woman (The Greek Theatre) 3 . Angel Of Mercy (The Greek Theatre) 4 . Let The Good Times Roll( The Greek Theatre) 5 . Breaking Up Somebody's Home (The Greek Theatre)…

Diana Krall starts the recording of her second album : ‘Only Trust Your Heart’ (1994)

Diana Krall's 'Only Trust Your Heart' is her second album recorded between September 13 and 16, 1994 and released on February 14, 1995 by GRP.1 . I've Got The World On A String 2 . Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby (8/15/1998, Newport Jazz Festival) 3 . I Love Being Here With You (Rio) ) 4 . I Love Being Here With You (Paris) Track listing : 1.Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby (Bill Austin,…

We Remember Chuck Brown. ‘Go! Go! Mr. Brown’

This day (May 16, 2012), in Baltimore, Maryland, died Chuck Brown, a guitarist and singer, called the Godfather of Go-goDigest Tracklist : NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (2010) . Tim Brant's College Football Preview 2010 . Wind Me Up! (2001) . Family Affair (2002) . w/ The Soul Searchers – Run Joe (1987) . Tracklist : Blow Your Whistle . Bustin' Loose . Chuck Baby . LOVE . We Need Some Money . It…

Satchmo Loves Company

Louis Armstrong's exuberant and gravelly voice happened to be the perfect match with the mellifluous or crooning voices of his contemporaries. His blasting trumpet, the perfect contrast with the pianist.Who ever they were, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and so…

Jazzed Christmas

From 'Al I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)' to 'Christmas Blues' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Christmas'. It has Billy Eckstine, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and many more.

Maybe(s)

From 'Maybe This Time' to 'Tomorrow May Never Come' , we have mixed 20 'Strict Jazz with a bit of Soul' tunes around the theme of 'Uncertainties'. It has Steve Tyrell, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan And His Orchestra, Jack Teagarden and many more.

Great Balls of Fire

Starting and ending with 'Great Balls Of Fire' made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Jazz Jamaica, Screamin'Lord Sutch, Johnny Guitar Watson, Janis Joplin and many more.

New-Year Resolutions (Of All Kinds)

From 'I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door' to 'I Ain't Gonna Pick No More Cotton' , we have mixed 20 'Blues, Latin and Soul' tunes around the theme of 'What I'm Gonna Do'. It has The Five Satins, Hank Penny, Louis Jordan & The Tympani Five, John Henry Barbee and many more.

Blues, Sweat and Tears

From 'Sweat & Tears' to 'It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry' , we have mixed 20 'Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Crying and Working'. It has Rod Piazza, Little Joe Blue, Earl Hooker & Junior Wells, Little Charlie & The Nightcats and many more.

Let The Good Time Roll

From 'Shout for joy' to 'Sometimes I'm Happy', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Joy & Happiness'. It has Tony Bennett, Rigmor Gustafsson, Bobby Timmons, B.B. King and many more.

Where Is My Money?

From 'Ain t Nobody s Business' to 'What Can A Poor Man Do', we have mixed 20 'Pure Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Money'. It has Chuck Berry, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Fats Domino, Brownie McGhee and many more.

Sire publish k.d. lang’s debut solo album : ‘Shadowland’ (1988)

k.d. lang's 'Shadowland' is her debut solo album featuring Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn and Brenda Lee a guests, produced by Owen Bradley and released in 1988 by Sire 1 . Western Stars (w/ The Reclines) 2 . Western Stars 3 . Lock, Stock And Teardrops 4 . Lock Stock And Teardrops (On "Johnny Carson") 5 . & The Reclines (Sugar Moon - w/ The Reclines) 6 . Sugar Moon / Turn Me Round ("The…

Miles Davis records ‘Sketches of Spain’ for Columbia (1959)

Miles Davis' 'Sketches of Spain' is an album (including an extended version of the second movement of Joaquin Rodrigo's 'Concierto de Aranjuez') recorded on November 20, 1959 & March 10, 1960 and released on July 18, 1960 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio) (Joaquín Rodrigo) – 16:19 . 2.Will O' The Wisp (Manuel De Falla) – 03:47 . 3.The Pan Piper (A.K.A. Alborada De…

The Offspring release their fifth album : ‘Americana’ featuring ‘Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)’, ‘Why Don’t You Get a Job?’ and ‘The Kids Aren’t…

The Offspring's 'Americana' feat. 'Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)' is their fifth studio album released on November 17, 1998 by Columbia1 . Have You Ever (Live) 2 . Staring At The Sun (Live) 3 . Pretty Fly |For A White Guy] (Official Video) 4 . The Kids Aren't Alright (Official Video) 5 . The Kids Aren't Alright ("Guitar Center Sessions," DirecTV) 6 . She's Got Issues (Official Video) 7 . She's…

Leona Lewis releases her debut album : ‘Spirit’ featuring ‘A Moment Like This,’ ‘Bleeding Love’ and ‘Better in Time’ (2007)

Leona Lewis ' 'Spirit' is her debut studio album recorded after she won 'The X Factor ' and released on November 9, 2007 by Syco Music.1 . Bleeding Love (Official Video) 2 . Bleeding Love (The O2) 3 . Whatever It Takes (The O2) 4 . Whatever It Takes (Rock In Rio, 22nd May, 2010) 5 . Homeless (The O2) 6 . Better In Time (Official Video) 7 . Better In Time (The O2) 8 . Take A Bow (The O2) 9 . I…

Chuck Berry records ‘Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll,’ a live album with Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Etta James and more (1986)

Chuck Berry's 'Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is a live album recorded on October 6 and 16, 1986 with Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Etta James and many more guests and released in October, 1987 by Mca.1 . Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll (Pt.1/2) (w/ Robbie Robertson) 2 . Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Roll (Pt.2/2) (w/ Robbie Robertson) 3 . Too Much Monkey Business (w/ Keith Richards & Robert Cray)…

Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Aretha’ (1980)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha' is an album (her second album with this title) released in October 1980 by Arista Records.Track Listing : 1.Come To Me (Willard Eugene Price) - 03:42 . 2.I Can'T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) - 03:55 . 3.United Together (Phil Perry, Chuck Jackson) - 05:02 . 4.Take Me With You (Phil Perry, Terry Coleman, Chuck Jackson) - 04:05 . 5.Whatever It Is (Mark Gary, Eddie Setser,…

OutKast release their fifth album : ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,’ a double album featuring ‘Hey Ya!’ and ‘The Way You Move’ (2003)

OutKast's 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below' feat. 'Hey Ya!' and 'The Way You Move' is their fifth studio album released as a double album on September 23, 2003, by LaFace Records.1 . Ghettomusick (Official Video) 2 . The Way You Move (w/ Sleepy Brown, Official Video) 3 . Prototype (Official Video) 4 . Hey Ya! (Official Video) 5 . Roses (Official Video) 6 . Ghetto Musick (Live, 2004) 7 . Roses Track…

Columbia publish ‘Mariah Carey,’ her eponymous debut album featuring ‘Vision of Love’ (1990)

'Mariah Carey' feat. 'Vision of Love' is her eponymous debut studio album, released on June 12, 1990 by Columbia.1 . Vision Of Love 2 . Vision of Love (Madison Square Garden) 3 . Vision of Love (MTV Unplugged) 4 . There's Got to Be a Way (Official Video) 5 . I Don't Wanna Cry (Official Video) 6 . Someday (Official Video) 7 . Someday (Live) 8 . Love Takes Time (Live) 9 . Love Takes Time (#1 to…

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…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Unforgettable… with Love,’ an album of standards performed by her father, Nat King Cole (1991)

Natalie Cole's 'Unforgettable… with Love' is an album featuring covers of standards performed by Natalie's father, Nat King Cole and released on June 11, 1991 by Elektra..1 . Route 66 (w/ Diana Krall) 2 . Mona Lisa, Smile (The Natalie Cole Special 1978) 3 . L.O.V.E. 4 . This can't be Love, Paper Moon 5 . That Sunday That Summer 6 . STRAIGHTEN UP 7 . Unforgettable Track Listing : 1.The Very…

We remember Ray Charles. ‘Ray Of Light’

This day (June 10, 2004), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ray Charles, an American singer and musician.Tracklist : 1 . Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder - Living For The City 2 . A Song For You (1999) 3 . What' D I Say (1997) 4 . Hit The Road Jack (1982) 5 . America The Beautiful 6 . La Mama (1979) 7 . Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles – It Takes Two To Tango (1975) 8 . Georgia On My Mind 9 .…

Concord Jazz publish Marcus Miller’s ‘Renaissance,’ his nineteenth album (2012)

Marcus Miller's 'Renaissance' is his nineteenth studio album released on May 28, 2012 by Concord Jazz. Track Listing : 1.Detroit (Marcus Miller ) - 05:45 . 2.Redemption (Marcus Miller ) - 06:09 . 3.February (Marcus Miller ) - 04:15 . 4.Slippin' Into Darkness (Sylvester Allen, Harold Ray Brown, Morris Dewayne Dickerson, Leroy Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott ) - 09:17 . 5.Setembro…

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…

Chance the Rapper releases his third mixtape : ‘Coloring Book’ featuring Kanye West, Justin Bieber and 2 Chainz among others (2016)

Chance the Rapper's 'Coloring Book' is his third mixtape featuring Kanye West, Young Thug, Justin Bieber and 2 Chainz among others and released on May 13, 2016 on Apple MusicTrack Listing : 1.All We Got (Chancelor J. Bennett, Kanye West, Grace Weber, Nate Fox, Nico Segal, Peter Wilkins, Francis Farewell Starlite, Vasil Garnanliever, Teddy Jackson, Sima Cunningham, Josephine Lee, Jack Red, Isaiah…

Miles Davis starts the recording of ‘Miles Ahead’ with Gil Evans (1957)

Miles Davis' 'Miles Ahead' is his first collaboration with Gil Evans after the' Birth of the Cool' sessions, recorded on May 6, 10, 23, 27 and August 22, 1957 and released In November 1957 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Springsville (John Carisi) - 03:27 . 2.The Maids Of Cadiz (Léo Delibes) - 03:53 . 3.The Duke (Dave Brubeck) - 03:35 . 4.My Ship (Kurt Weill) - 04:28 . 5.Miles Ahead (Miles Davis,…

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…

RCA Victor release ‘Elvis Is Back!’ Elvis Presley’s first album after his return from the Army (1960)

Elvis Presley's 'Elvis Is Back!' is his tenth studio album recorded after his return from the U.S. Army.and released on April 8, 1960 by RCA Victor in mono and stereoTrack Listing : 1.Make Me Know It (Otis Blackwell) - 01:58 . 2.Fever (John Davenport, Eddie Cooley) - 03:31 . 3.The Girl Of My Best Friend (Beverly Ross, Sam Bobrick) - 02:21 . 4.I Will Be Home Again (Bennie Benjamin, Raymond Leveen,…

Bad Boy / Arista Record publish Notorious B.I.G.’s second and final album : ‘Life After Death’ (1997)

Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Life After Death' is his second and final studio album released on March 25, 1997 by Bad Boy / Arista Records, sixteen days after his deathTrack Listing : 1.Life After Death Intro (Christopher Wallace, Sean Combs, Steven Jordan) - 01:39 . . 2.Somebody'S Gotta Die (Christopher Wallace, Nashiem Myrick, Carlos Broady, Sean Combs, Anthony Hester) - 04:26 . . 3.Hypnotize…

Happy Birthday Bobby McFerrin. ‘Bobby Sings One More Note’

This day (March 11, 1950), in Manhattan, New York, is born Robert 'Bobby' McFerrin, a virtuoso American vocalist.Tracklist : w/ Ranky Tanky - All For You (2019) . @Salle Pleyel Paris (2018) . w/ MozART Group (2017) . @ Gstaad Menuhin Festival (2014) . 25:15 (2013) . w/ Boy Singing - Route 66 (Live In Kaunas) . Concert À Cappella . w/ Chick Corea - Duet Live (2012) . The Power Of The…

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.

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.

The Nearness of Hoagy

From 'The nearness of you' to 'I Get Along Without You Very Well', we have mixed 14 'Pure Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Hoagy Carmichael'. It has Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Stephane Grappelli, Nina Simone and many more.