Steely Dan release their fourth album : ‘Katy Lied,’ their first to feature Michael McDonald (1975)

Steely Dan's 'Katy Lied' is their fourth album (and the first to feature Michael McDonald) released in March 1975 by ABC.Track Listing : 1.Black Friday (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:33 . 2.Bad Sneakers (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:16 . 3.Rose Darling (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 02:59 . 4.Daddy Don'T Live In That New York City No More (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:12 . 5.Doctor…

Thundercat releases ‘Drunk’ featuring Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa & Pharrell as guests (2017)

Thundercat's 'Drunk' is his third studio album featuring Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa & Pharrell a guests and released on February 24, 2017 by Brainfeeder.Track Listing : 1.Rabbot Ho (Stephen Bruner, Dennis Hamm) - 00:38 . 2.Captain Stupido (Stephen Bruner, Steve Ellison) - 01:41 . 3.Uh Uh (Stephen Bruner, Zack Sekoff) - 02:16 . 4.Bus In These Streets (Stephen…

Happy Birthday Michael McDonald. ‘On His Own’

This day ( February 12, 1952), in St. Louis, Missouri, is born Michael McDonald, a baritone singer and ex-member of The Doobie BrothersTracklist : I Keep Forgetting (2018) . w/ Kenny Loggins - Heart to Heart, This Is It, What a Fool Believes (2017) . w/ Donald Fagen, Boz Scaggs - Whos That Lady? (2014) . Here To Love You (2013) . w/ Dukes of September - If You Don't Know Me By Now (2012) .…

Michael Bublé publishes his eighth album : ‘To Be Loved’ (2013)

Michael Bublé's 'To Be Loved' is his eighth studio album produced by Bob Rock and released on April 22, 2013 by 143 / Reprise Track Listing : 1.You Make Me Feel So Young (Mack Gordon) - 03:06 . 2.It'S A Beautiful Day (Michael Bublé, Bob Rock, Alan Chang) - 03:19 . 3.To Love Somebody (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) - 03:15 . 4.Who'S Lovin You (William Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy) - 02:56 . 5.Something…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 51/52

Judy Garland & Mel Tormé, Keith Richards & Jerry Lee Lewis, Christina Aguilera & Andrea Bocelli, Boz Scaggs, Naughty By Nature, Joan Osborne, Marcus Miller & David Sanborn, Michael McDonald & Carla Thomas, Joan Baez, Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir, Eddie Vedder & Ben Harper, Rod Stewart & Tina Turner, Eros Ramazzotti & Joe Cocker, Billy Preston & Syreeta, Joe…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 40/52

Toni Braxton & Michael Mcdonald, Judy Garland & Barbra Streisand, Joan Baez & Mercedes Sosa, R.E.M. & Bruce Springsteen, Nelly Furtado & Dave Stewart, John Mellencamp & Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Sting & Stevie Wonder, Craig David & Sting, Tom Petty & Bo Diddley, Chris Cornell & Cat Stevens, Elvis Costello & The Police, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker & Gary…

This week In Soul Artists 40/52

Marvin Gaye, Brandy, Prince, The New Power Generation, Macy Gray, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Barry White, Toni Braxton, Michael McDonald, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Lionel Richie

Singing With Aretha Franklin

Dennis Edwards & Ronald Isley, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson, Lou Rawls, The Blues Brothers , Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, George Michael, Michael Mcdonald, Annie Lennox, Mariah Carey, Keith Richards & Whoopi Goldberg

This week In Soul Artists 23/52

Michael McDonald, Billy Preston, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Sharon Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sheila E, Prince, Earth, Wind, Fire, Candi Staton, Joss Stone, Alicia Keys, Luther Vandross, Beyonce, El DeBarge, Faith Evans, Brandy

This week In Male Balladeers 17/52

Michael McDonald, John David Souther, Lou Reed, Beck, Damon Albarn, Jim Morrison, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, Eric Burdon, Willie Nelson, Luther Vandross, David Sylvian

Singing Diana Ross

Beyoncé, Erykah Badu, Bee Gees, Amanda Cole, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin , Andy Gibb, Marilyn McCoo, Yolanda Adams, Mariah Carey, Michael McDonald, Toni Braxton, Lani Misalucha, Manhattan Transfer

Happy Birthday Donald Fagen. ‘The Voice Fagen’

This day (January 10, 1948), in Passaic, New Jersey, is born Donald Fagen, an American musician, songwriter and co-founder/ lead singer of Steely Dan.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs -Whos That Lady? (2014) 2 . On Letterman 3 . w/ Michael McDonald – Lonely Teardrops 4 . New Frontier (2006) 5 . w/Steely Dan – Do it Again (1974) 6 . w/Steely Dan – My Old School (1973) . Tracklist :…

Van Halen release their sixth album : ‘1984’ featuring ‘Jump,’ ‘Panama’ and ‘I’ll Wait’ (1984)

Van Halen's '1984' is their sixth studio album (and the last before David Lee Roth leaves the band in 1985) released on January 9, 1984 by Warner Bros.1 . Jump (Live, 04/02/2015) 2 . Jump (Live) 3 . Panama (Live, 2015) 4 . Panama (Live, 1986) 5 . Drop Dead Legs / Feel Your Love Tonight (Camden, NJ 8/27/15) 6 . Hot For Teacher (Eddie Van Halen, Live) 7 . Hot For Teacher (Live, 2009) 8 . I'll…

This week In ’70s Throwback’ 51/52

T. Rex, The Clash, KISS, Steve Miller Band, Grand Funk Railroad, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Lou Reed, Black Sabbath, The Guess Who, The Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, Faces

Happy Birthday Carla Thomas. ‘Queen Of Memphis’

This day (December 21, 1942), in Memphis, Tennessee, is born Carla Thomas, an American singer, often referred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Ricky Fanté – Tramp (2017) 2 . w/ Michael McDonald – When Something is Wrong with My Baby 3 . Gee Whiz (1988) 4 . Pick Up The Pieces (1972) 5 . Comfort Me 6 . Every Ounce of Strength (1965) Tracklist : Gee Whiz . B-A-B-Y . Let Me Be…

Steely Dan release their seventh album : ‘Gaucho’ featuring ‘Hey Nineteen’ (1980)

Steely Dan's 'Gaucho' feat. 'Hey Nineteen' is their seventh studio album released on November 21, 1980 by Mca.Track Listing : 1.Babylon Sisters (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:55 . 2.Hey Nineteen (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:10 . 3.Glamour Profession (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 07:29 . 4.Gaucho Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, Keith Jarrett) - 05:32 . 5.Time Out Of Mind (Walter Becker,…

Happy Birthday Toni Braxton. ‘The Queen Of Heart’

This day (October 7, 1967), in Severn, Maryland, is born Toni Braxton, an American R&B singer.Tracklist : 1 . Dance (2020) 2 . Long As I Live (2018) 3 . Unbreak My Heart 4 . w/ Michael Mcdonald – Stop Look Listen 5 . Hands Tied (2010) 6 . w/ Tom Jones – Knock On Wood (1996) 7 . Overjoyed 8 . Another Sad Love Song 9 . Let It Flow 10 . The Braxtons – So Many Ways (1996) Tracklist : Un-Break My…

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,…

Chaka Khan releases ‘Funk This,’ her eleventh album (2007)

Chaka Khan's 'Funk This' is her eleventh studio album produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and released on September 25, 2007 by Burgundy.1 . Angel (Official Video) 2 . Angel (London Nov, 2007) 3 . Will You Love Me? 4 . Will You Love Me 5 . Will You Love Me? 6 . Pack'd My Bags (BB King's Blues Club, NYC, 6-18-11) 7 . Super Life (w/ Eric Benet, Kelly Price, Luke James & More; Trayvon Martin…

Anita Baker releases ‘Rhythm of Love,’ her fifth album featuring ‘Body and Soul’ (1994)

Anita Baker's 'Rhythm of Love' is her fifth album released on September 13, 1994 by Elektra.1 . Body And Soul (Official Video) 2 . Body And Soul 3 . I Apologize (Official Video) 4 . I Apologize (1994) 5 . You Belong To Me 6 . Wrong Man Track Listing : 1.Rhythm Of Love (Anita Baker, Patrick Moten) - 05:50 . 2.The Look Of Love (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 04:47 . 3.Body And Soul (Rick Nowels,…

Concord publish Ray Charles’ posthumous and final album : ‘Genius Loves Company’ recorded with Norah Jones, James Taylor, Diana Krall and more famous guests (2004)

Ray Charles' 'Genius Loves Company' is his final studio album posthumously released on August 31, 2004 by Concord/Hear Music.1 . (w/ Norah Jones, Elton John, Bb King 2 . (w/ Michael Mcdonald, Willie Nelson & Van Morrison Track listing : 1.Here We Go Again (Don Lanier, Red Steagall) - 03:59 . 2.Sweet Potato Pie (James Taylor) - 03:47 . 3.You Don't Know Me (Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker) - 03:55 .…

Happy Birthday Valerie Simpson. ‘Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Valerie’

This day (August 26, 1946), in Bronx, New York, is born Valerie Simpson, one half of the songwriter/producers and performers couple Ashford & Simpson Tracklist : 1 . Send Me To the 'Lectric Chair (2019) 2 . Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ (2018) 3 . It’s My House (2017) 4 . I’m Every Woman (2014) 5 . w/ Clayton – Street Corner (2012) 6 . w/ Usher & Mike Stoller – You’re All I Need To Get…

Four Concerts with Willie Weeks

Bassist extraordinaire, Willie Weeks, who is born this day in 1947 - Happy Birthday - has been for almost 60 years a "top session bassist".Very much in demand, Willie has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click on //go.rvm.pm/willieweeks).The 'Four Concerts with Willie Weeks' are with Eric Clapton, Doobie Brothers, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Wood & Keith Richards.…

ABC publish Steely Dan’s second studio album : ‘Countdown To Ecstasy’ (1973)

Steely Dan's 'Countdown to Ecstasy' is their second studio album produced by Gary Katz and released in July 1973 by ABC1 . Bodhisattva (TKV) 2 . Bodhisattva (St Louis) 3 . Show Biz Kids (w/ Michael McDonald) 4 . My Old School Track Listing : 1.Bodhisattva (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:18 . 2.Razor Boy (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:11 . 3.The Boston Rag (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) -…

We remember Billy Preston. ‘Billy the Fith’

This day (June 6, 2006), in Scottsdale, Arizona, died William Everett Billy Preston a.k.a Billy Preston, a musician whose work often nicknamed The Fifth BeatleTracklist : 1 . w/ Michael McDonald - I Was Made to Love Her (2005) 2 . w/ Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty - My sweet lord (2002) 3 . Nothing From Nothing (1987) 4 . w/ Patti LaBelle, Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful…

Steely Dan release their fifth album : ‘The Royal Scam’ featuring ‘Kid Charlemagne’ (1976)

Steely Dan's 'The Royal Scam' is their fifth album produced by Gary Katz and released in May 1976 by Abc.Track Listing : 1.Kid Charlemagne (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:38 . 2.The Caves Of Altamira (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 03:33 . 3.Don'T Take Me Alive (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:16 . 4.Sign In Stranger (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:23 . 5.The Fez (Walter Becker, Donald…

Warner Bros. publish ‘Rickie Lee Jones,’ her debut eponymous album featuring ‘Chuck E.’S In Love’ (1979)

'Rickie Lee Jones' is her eponymous debut album released on February 28, 1979 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Chuck E.'S In Love (Rickie Lee Jones) - 03:28 . 2.On Saturday Afternoons In 1963 (Rickie Lee Jones) - 02:31 . 3.Night Train (Rickie Lee Jones) - 03:14 . 4.Young Blood (Rickie Lee Jones) - 04:04 . 5.Easy Money (Rickie Lee Jones) - 03:16 . 6.The Last Chance Texaco (Rickie Lee Jones) -…

This week In ‘2000s Throwback’ 07/52

Carolina Chocolate Drops, Prince, Michael Mcdonald, Toni Braxton, George Benson . Al Jarreau, Sergio Mendes, Madonna, Gorillaz, PJ Harvey, Beth Hart, Nneka, Tenacious D, Robbie Williams, Peter Gabriel They are the '2000s Throwback' artists selected among the 283 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Carolina Chocolate Drops . Hit 'Em…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 07/52

2Pac . Dr.Dre, Johnny Cash . Waylon Jennings, Sting . Peter Gabriel, Sergio Mendes, Erykah Badu . Will.I.Am . Willy Deville . Jan Akkerman, Kylie Minogue . Robbie Williams, Chuck Berry . John Lennon, Ed Sheeran . Stormzy, Al Jarreau . Kurt Elling, Patti Labelle . Michael Mcdonald, Stan Getz . Chet Baker, Serge Gainsbourg . Screamin Jay HawkinsThey are the 12 one-off collaborations selected among…

This week In Male Balladeers 07/52

Robbie Williams, Glen Hansard, Jamie Cullum, Joseph Arthur, Ed Sheeran, Zach Condon, Myles Kennedy, The Weeknd, John Lennon, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Serge Gainsbourg They are the Male Balladeers selected among the 283 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Robbie…