Happy Birthday Melba Moore. ‘Peachy’

This day (October 29, 1945), in New York City, New York, is born Beatrice Melba Smith a.k.a Melba Moore, an American disco, R&B singer and actress who began her performing career in 1967 as Dionne in the original cast of the musical Hair along with Ronnie Dyson and Diane Keaton. Tracklist : 1 . Just Dance (2015) 2 . Love’s comin’ at ya (2013) 3 . Live in London (2012) 4 . I Believe 5 . The…

This week In Soul Artists 44/52

James Brown, OutKast, Smokey Robinson, The Miracles, Curtis Mayfield, The Temptations, Melba Moore, The Neville Brothers, Emeli Sandé, Lizz Wright, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson

Verve record ‘Dizzy Gillespie at Newport’ with a big band (1957)

'Dizzy Gillespie at Newport' is a live album recorded with a big band on July 6, 1957 and released the same year by Verve. Track Listing : 1.Dizzy'S Blues (Ahmad Kharab Salim) - 11:51 . 2.School Days (Will D. Cobb, Gus Edwards) - 05:47 . 3.Doodlin' (Horace Silver) - 07:56 . 4.Manteca (Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo) - 07:11 . 5.I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson) - 04:48 . 6.Cool Breeze…

Ray Charles records in New-York ‘The Genius of Ray Charles’ (1959)

'The Genius of Ray Charles' is his sixth studio album mixing big band songs with string-backed ballads, recorded on May 6 and June 23, 1959 and released in October 1959 by Atlantic. .Track Listing : 1.Let The Good Times Roll (Sam Theard, Fleecie Moore) - 02:53 . 2.It Had To Be You (Gus Kahn, Isham Jones) - 02:45 . 3.Alexander'S Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin) - 02:53 . 4.Two Years Of Torture (Percy…