As we wish guitarist Neal Schon a ‘Happy Birthday,’ the day is perfect for a ‘Journey At Their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, guitarist Neal Schon a 'Happy 66th Birthday,' the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Journey CREDITSPhoto : Atle GrimsbyAudio : Don't Stop Believin' . Any Way You Want It . Faithfully . Wheel in the Sky . Open Arms . Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) . Lights . Who's Crying Now . Only the Young . Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' . Video : Faithfully . Don't Stop…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 06/52

Gary Moore, Jeff Beck, Tommy Emmanuel, Ronny Jordan, Pat Metheny, Frank Gambale, Julian Lage, Shawn Lane, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, Neal Schon, Eddie Van Halen

Santana release their fourth album : ‘Caravanserai’ (1972)

Santana's 'Caravanserai' is their fourth studio album co-produced By Carlos Santana & Mike Shrieve and released on October 11, 1972 by Columbia.1 . Every Step Of The Way 2 . Every Step Of The Way (Japan, 1973) Track Listing : 1.Eternal Caravan Of Reincarnation (Tom Rutley, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve) – 04:28 . 2.Waves Within (Doug Rauch, Greg Rolie, Carlos Santana) – 03:54 . 3.Look Up (To…

The tracklisting of the new Joe Bonamassa (King Bee?) reads like a christic journey from shakedown and wounds to reconstruction and redemption. Heavy stuff and riffs!

Joe Bonamassa's 'Redemption' is his thirteenth solo studio album produced by Kevin Shirley and released on September 21, 2018 by J&R Adventures (Source Joe Bonamassa - Redemption | Official Site)Blues Rock Review Bonamassa throws in a flashy solo, but his playing, as well as his vocals, have a lot of soul. He’s not phoning in this performance. Louder Want it or not, a breakup album is his…

Columbia publish Santana’s third album : ‘Santana (III)’ (1971)

'Santana (III) ' is their third (and second self-titled) studio album released in September 1971 in September 1971 by Columbia.1 . Batuka / No One To Depend On (Santiago, 1992) 2 . Batuka No One To Depend On (San Quentin Prison ) 3 . No One To Depend On (1993) 4 . Batuka / No One To Depend On (Santiago, 1992) 5 . Toussaint Louverture (Earthquake Relief, 1989) 6 . Everybody's Everything (w/ SRV)…

Journey visits Tokyo (1981)

July 31, 1981 - Journey - that is Steve Perry (voc), Jonathan Cain (kb), Ross Valory (b), Steve Smith (d), and Neal Schon (g) - is live at Shinjuku Koseinenkin Kaikan in Tokyo, Japan

Happy Birthday Joe Satriani. ‘Extremely Guitarist’

This day (July 15, 1956), in Westbury, New York, is born Joe Satriani, an American instrumental rock guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . Nineteen Eighty (2020) 2 . w/ Neal Schon - Red House (2019) 3 . Always With Me, Always With You (2018) 4 . Ice-9 (2016) 5 . Shockwave Supernova (2015) 6 . Unstoppable Momentum (2013) 7 . The Crush of Love 8 . Cryin (2008) 9 . Flying In A Blue Dream (2006) 10 . w/ Slash -…

Santana record in Japan, a triple live album to be released as ‘Lotus’ (1973)

Santana's 'Lotus' is a live album recorded on July 3 & 4, 1973 in Japan and released as a triple vinyl in May 1974 by Columbia.1 . Incident At Neshabur (8/18/1970, Tanglewood) 2 . LIGHT OF LIFE, SE ACABO (CASTILLOS DE ARENA) Track Listing : 1.Going Home (Gregg Rolie) - 03:23 . 2.A-1 Funk (José Chepitó Areas / Tom Coster, Richard Kermode, Armando Peraza, Doug Rauch, Carlos Santana, Santana,…

Concord publish ‘Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory’ recorded with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather,…

'Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory' is an album recorded for his 50th birthday with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern and more and released on June 29, 2010 by Concord.1 . John Scofield & Lee Ritenour 2 . Cause We've Ended as Lovers 3 . Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather and Andy McKee 4 . Drifting (La…

Columbia publish ‘Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!’ recorded in Honolulu at the ‘Sunshine ’72 Festival’ (1972)

'Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live!' is a live album recorded in Honolulu at the 'Sunshine '72 Festival' and released on June 7, 1972 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Marbles (John McLaughlin) - 04:18 . 2.Lava (Buddy Miles) - 02:10 . 3.Evil Ways (Sonny Henry) - 06:36 . 4.Faith Interlude (Buddy Miles, Carlos Santana) - 02:13 . 5.Them Changes (Buddy Miles) - 05:50 Musicians : Carlos Santana -…

Happy Birthday Steve Vai. ‘Vai Day’

This day (June 6, 1960), in Carle Place, New York, is born Steve Vai, an American guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . Tender Surrender (2019) 2 . Dark Matter (2018) 3 . For The Love of God (at the Vai Academy 2017) - 4 . Whispering A Prayer (2016) 5 . Gravity Storm (2013) 6 . The Crying Machine (TEC Awards 2012) 7 . Hendrix tribute day (Santa Cruz Blues Festival, 2011) 8 . I'm The Hell Outta Here…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 23/52

John Scofield, Stanley Jordan, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Derek Trucks, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Robert Fripp, Dimebag Darrell, Slash, Kirk Hammett, Yngwie Malmsteen

New superband Journey is at Winterland (1974)

May 26, 1974 - brand new supergroup Journey - that is Gregg Rolie (voc, kb) (ex-Santana), Neal Schon (g, voc) (ex-Santana), Ross Valory (b, voc), Aynsley Dunbar (d) (ex Zappa & Bowie) and George Tickner(g) - will be on stage at Winterland in San Francisco, CA

Joe Bonamassa releases his tenth album : ‘Driving Towards the Daylight’ (2012)

Joe Bonamassa's 'Driving Towards the Daylight' is his tenth studio album, released on May 22, 2012 by Jr Records.. Track Listing : 1.Dislocated Boy (Joe Bonamassa) - 06:40 . 2.Stones In My Passway (Robert Johnson) - 03:58 . 3.Driving Towards The Daylight (Joe Bonamassa, Danny Kortchmar) - 04:50 . 4.Who'S Been Talking? (Chester Burnett) - 03:28 . 5.I Got All You Need (Willie Dixon) - 03:04 . 6.A…

Sammy Hagar and guests are at Winterland (1978)

May 19, 1978 - Sammy Hagar backed by Bill Church (b), Alan Fitzgerald (kb, voc), Gary Pihl (g) and Chuck Ruff -(d) plus a few guests like Jimmy Lyon, Eddie Money and Neal Schon are at Winterland in San Francisco, CA

Happy Birthday Joe Bonamassa. ‘Hey Joe’

This day (May 8, 1977), in New Hartford, New York, is born Joe Bonamassa, an American blues rock guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Walk In My Shadow (2020) . This Train (2019) . Redemption (2018) . Drive (At Carnegie Hall, 2017) . Mountain Climbing (2016) . Sloe Gin (Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, 2015) . Oh Beautiful (PinkPop, 2014) . Athens to Athens ( LIVE at Vienna Opera House) . Driving…

Santana Records release ‘Santana IV,’ featuring a reunion of the almost complete Woodstock line-up (2016)

Santana's 'Santana IV' is their twenty-third studio album (reuniting the almost entire Woodstock lineup) released on April 15, 2016 by Santana Records.Track Listing : 1.Yambu (Karl Perazzo, Carlos Santana) - 03:26 . 2.Shake It (Michael Carabello, Karl Perazzo, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon) - 04:44 . 3.Anywhere You Want To Go (Gregg Rolie) - 05:04 . 4.Fillmore East (Michael Carabello, Karl Perazzo,…

Happy Birthday Warren Haynes

April 6, 1960 - Warren Haynes, American guitarist, longtime member of the Allman Brothers and Gov't Mule is 61. Happy Birthday, Sir Dave Matthews Band have invited Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin, Warren Haynes & Tim Reynolds to join them on stage at Madison Square Garden in New-York City >> 152 MINUTES on RVM >> the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Friends - that is Rita Coolidge, John Bell,…

Journey release ‘Evolution,’ their first album with drummer Steve Smith (1979)

Journey's 'Evolution' is their fifth studio album (their first with drummer Steve Smith), produced by Roy Thomas Baker and released on April 5, 1979 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Majestic (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) - 01:16 . 2.Too Late (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) - 02:58 . 3.Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' (Steve Perry) - 03:55 . 4.City Of The Angels (Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon) - 03:12 .…

Joe Cocker releases ‘Cocker’ featuring ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ (1986)

Joe Cocker's 'Cocker' feat. 'You Can Leave Your Hat On' is his tenth studio album released in April 1986 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Shelter Me (Nick Distefano) - 05:36 . 2.A To Z (Tom Kimmel) - 04:21 . 3.Don'T You Love Me Anymore (Albert Hammond, Diane Warren) - 05:25 . 4.Living Without Your Love (Michael Bolton, Doug James) - 04:09 . 5.Don'T Drink The Water (Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson) -…

Journey travel to Winterland (1974)

March 30, 1974 - New band Journey formed by two ex-Santana : keyboardist Gregg Rolie and guitarist Neal Schon plus George Tickner (g), Ross Valory (b) & Aynsley Dunbar (d) will hit the stage at Winterland in San Francisco, CA

Journey release ‘Departure,’ their sixth album featuring ‘Any Way You Want It’ (1980)

Journey's 'Departure' feat. 'Any Way You Want It' is their sixth studio album released on March 23 1980 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Any Way You Want It (Steve Perry, Neal Schon) - 03:22 . 2.Walks Like A Lady (Steve Perry) - 03:17 . 3.Someday Soon (Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon) - 03:32 . 4.People And Places (Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Ross Valory) - 05:05 . 5.Precious Time (Steve…

This week In ‘Hard & Metal Throwback’ 09/52

KISS, Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Journey, L7, Cheap Trick, Primus, AC/DC, Aerosmith, MC5, Deep Purple They are the ‘Hard . Metal Throwback’ artists selected among the 354 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Kiss . Detroit Rock City Lifted from : Kiss mark the 'End Of The Road' in LA (2020)2 . Bon Jovi . Wanted Dead Or Alive…

This week In ’80s Throwback’ 09/52

Rod Stewart, Journey, Metallica, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, Queen, Quincy Jones, Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, The . U2, Depeche ModeThey are the '80s Throwback' artists selected among the 354 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Rod Stewart . Every Beat of My Heart Lifted from : Rod Stewart travels to Buenos Aires (1989)2 . Journey .…