Happy Birthday Narada Michael Walden. ‘Mas Que Narada’

This day (April 23, 1952), in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is born Narada Michael Walden, an American producer, drummer, singer and songwriter. Digest Tracklist : Sizzle Reel (2013) . 40 Days & 40 Nights (2012) . Shake The House . w/ Jeff Beck - Drum Solo, Sheffield (2010) . Freeway Of Love (2008) . w/ Joe Zawinul, Alphonso Johnson & Alex Acuna - Black Market (1995) . Interview (1988) . The Real…

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Aretha Franklin, Ronald Isley, Dennis Edwards, Isaac Hayes, Earth Wind and Fire, Whitney Houston, Etta James, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Les Mccann, Eddie Harris, Narada Michael Walden, Parliament Funkadelic , The Pointer Sisters, Snoop Dogg, Wu Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest

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The Neville Brothers, James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, Narada Michael Walden, The Brothers Johnson, George Benson, Zapp Band, The Temptations, Luther Vandross, Billy Paul, Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton

Sony publish Mahavishnu Orchestra’s sixth album : ‘Inner Worlds’ (1976)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Inner Worlds' is their sixth (and its last for nearly ten years) album released in January 1976 by Sony.1 . Lotus Feet (w/ Paco De Lucia) 2 . Lotus Feet (Jazz Day, 2013, w/ Ponty & Hussain) Track Listing : 1.All In The Family (John McLaughlin) - 06:02 . 2.Miles Out (John McLaughlin) - 06:44 . 3.In My Life (John McLaughlin, Narada Michael Walden) - 03:22 . 4.Gita…

Mahavishnu Orchestra records the album ‘Visions of the Emerald Beyond’ for Columbia (1975)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Visions of the Emerald Beyond' is an album recorded in December 1974 and released in February 1975 by Columbia.1 . Vision' Prt2 / On The Way Home To Earth 2 . Eternity's Breath (w/ HR-Bigband & Billy Cobham) Track Listing : 1.Eternity'S Breath, Pt. 1 (John McLaughlin) - 03:10 . 2.Eternity'S Breath, Pt. 2 (John McLaughlin) - 04:50 . 3.Lila'S Dance (John McLaughlin) -…

Whitney Houston releases her third album : ‘I’m Your Baby Tonight’ featuring next to the title track ‘All the Man That I Need’ and ‘Miracle’ (1990)

Whitney Houston's 'I'm Your Baby Tonight' is the third studio album released on November 6, 1990 by Arista Records.1 . I'm Your Baby Tonight (Official Video) 2 . I'm Your Baby Tonight / My Name Is Not Susan / Who Do You Love (Live, 1992) 3 . My Name Is Not Susan (Official Video) 4 . All The Man That I Need (Official Video) 5 . Anymore 6 . Anymore (Japan) 7 . Miracle (Live, 1991) 8 . Miracle…

Mariah Carey releases her seventh album : ‘Rainbow’ featuring ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘Thank God I Found You’ (1999)

Mariah Carey's 'Rainbow' is her seventh studio album featuring among others Jay-Z, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott as guests and released on November 2, 1999 by Columbia Records. 1 . Heartbreaker (w/ Jay-Z, Official Video) 2 . Can't Take That Away / Mariah's Theme (Official Video) 3 . Can't Take That Away ("Billboard Music Awards," 1999) 4 . Against All Odds / Take A Look At Me Now…

Polydor publish Chick Corea’s ‘My Spanish Heart’ featuring ‘Armando’s Rhumba’ (1976)

Chick Corea's 'My Spanish Heart' is an album (among his most successfull) recorded in October, 1976 and released In 1976 By Polydor.1 . Love Castle (w/ Gary Burton) Track Listing : 1.Love Castle (Chick Corea) - 04:45 . 2.The Gardens (Chick Corea) - 03:12 . 3.Day Danse (Chick Corea) - 04:27 . 4.My Spanish Heart (Chick Corea) - 01:37 . 5.Night Streets (Chick Corea) - 06:08 . 6.The Hilltop (Chick…

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,…

Lionel Richie releases his third solo album : ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ featuring ‘Say You, Say Me’ (1986)

Lionel Richie's 'Dancing on the Ceiling' is his third solo album released before he takes a ten years hiatus on July 15, 1986 by Motown.1 . Dancing On The Ceiling (Paris, 2007) 2 . Dancing On The Ceiling 3 . Sela 4 . Ballerina Girl 5 . Love Will Conquer All 6 . Say You Say Me 7 . Say You Say Me (Live) 8 . Say You Say Me (Symphonica In Rosso) Track Listing : 1.Dancing On The Ceiling (Mike…

Arista publish ‘Whos Zoomin Who?’, Aretha Franklin’s thirtieth album featuring ‘Freeway of Love’ (1985)

Aretha Franklin's 'Who's Zoomin' Who?' is her thirtieth studio album featuring 'Freeway of Love,' produced mostly by Narada Michael Walden and released on July 9, 1985 by Arista1 . Freeway Of Love (Official Video) 2 . Freeway of Love (w/ Stevie Wonder, 1991) 3 . Another Night (Official Video) 4 . Sweet Bitter Love 5 . Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves (w/ Aretha Franklin) (Official Video) 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…

XL Recordings publish Bobby Womack’s twenty-seventh and final album : ‘The Bravest Man in the Universe’ (2012)

Bobby Womack's 'The Bravest Man in the Universe' is his twenty-seventh and final studio album produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell and released in June 12, 2012 by XL Recordings1 . The Bravest Man In The Universe (w/ Damon Albarn) 2 . The bravest man in the Universe 3 . The Making Of The Bravest Man In The Universe 4 . Please Forgive My Heart (Glastonbury 2013) 5 . Please Forgive My Heart…

Arista release Whitney Houston’s second album : ‘Whitney’ featuring ‘ I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ (1987)

Whitney Houston's ‘Whitney' feat. ' I Wanna Dance With Somebody' is her second studio album released on June 2, 1987 by Arista Records.1 . I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Official Video) 2 . I Wanna Dance With Somebody 3 . Love Will Save The Day 4 . Didn't We Almost Have It All (Official Video) 5 . Didn't We Almost Have It All (Nelson Mandella Freedom Fest, 1988) 6 . So Emotional (Japan) 7 . So…

Epic publish Jeff Beck’s third solo album : ‘Wired’ (1976)

Jeff Beck's 'Wired' is his third solo (and strictly instrumental) album released in May 1976 by Epic. Track Listing : 1.Led Boots (Max Middleton) - 04:03 . 2.Come Dancing (Narada Michael Walden) - 05:55 . 3.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus) - 05:31 . 4.Head For Backstage Pass (Wilbur Bascomb, Andy Clark) - 02:43 . 5.Blue Wind (Jan Hammer) - 05:54 . 6.Sophie (Narada Michael Walden) -…

Gordy publish Rick James’ ‘Throwin’ Down’ featuring The Temptations, Teena Marie and Grace Slick (1982)

Rick James' 'Throwin' Down' is an album featuring The Temptations, Teena Marie and Grace Slick as guests and released on May 13, 1982 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.Dance Wit' Me (Rick James) - 07:16 . 2.Money Talks (Rick James) - 04:50 . 3.Teardrops (Rick James) - 04:49 . 4.Throwdown (Rick James) - 03:17 . 5.Standing On The Top (Rick James) - 03:51 . 6.Hard To Get (Rick James) - 04:07 . 7.Happy…

Happy Birthday Herbie Hancock

This day (April 12, 1940 ), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Herbert Jeffrey Herbie Hancock, an American pianist, keyboardist and composer.Digest Tracklist : Actual Proof (Austin City Limits) . SoCal Connected (2014) . w/ Friends - Walkin (2012) . w/ Pink, Seal, India Arie - Imagine (2010) . w/ Christina Aguilera - A Song For You (2008) . w/ .Wynton Marsalis - Chicago. Part 2 (1981) . w/ Wayne…

Rick James releases his fifth album : ‘Street Songs’ featuring ‘Super Freak’ (1981)

Rick James' 'Street Songs' feat. 'Super Freak is his fifth album released on April 7, 1981 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.Give It To Me Baby (Rick James) - 04:08 . 2.Ghetto Life (Rick James) - 04:20 . 3.Make Love To Me (Rick James) - 04:48 . 4.Mr. Policeman (Rick James) - 04:17 . 5.Super Freak (Rick James, Alonzo Miller) - 03:24 . 6.Fire And Desire (Rick James) - 07:17 . 7.Call Me Up (Rick James) -…

Arista publish ‘Whitney Houston,’ her eponymous debut album featuring ‘You Give Good Love,’ ‘Saving All My Love for You’ and ‘How Will I Know’ (1985)

'Whitney Houston' feat. '"Saving All My Love for You' and 'How Will I Know' is her self-titled debut album released on February 14, 1985 by Arista.Track Listing : 1.You Give Good Love (Lala) - 04:36 . 2.Thinking About You (Kashif, Lala) - 05:24 . 3.Someone For Me (Raymond Jones, Freddie Washington) - 04:58 . 4.Saving All My Love For You (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser) - 03:58 . 5.Nobody Loves Me…