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A&M publish John Hiatt’s eighth album : ‘Bring the Family’ featuring Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner (1987)

John Hiatt's 'Bring the Family' is his eighth album produced by John Chelew, featuring Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner and released on May 29, 1987 by A&M1 . Thank You Girl 2 . Memphis In The Meantime 3 . Alone In The Dark (w/ The Goners) 4 . Alone In The Dark 5 . Thing Called Love (w/ Bonnie Raitt, Farm Aid 1990) 6 . Thing called love (w/ The Goners & Sonny Landreth, Werchter 1988) 7…

Columbia publish Harry Connick, Jr’s debut album : ’20’ (1988)

Harry Connick, Jr's '20' is his first album with vocal, recorded in his 20th year and released on November 1, 1988 by Columbia.1 . Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans Track Listing : 1.Avalon (Buddy Desylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose) - 03:40 . 2.Blue Skies (Irving Berlin) - 03:45 . 3.Imagination (Johnny Burke, James Van Heusen) - 04:24 . 4.Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans…

Parlophone publish Paul McCartney’s ‘Flowers in the Dirt,’ his eighth album featuring ‘My Brave Face’ (1989)

Paul McCartney's 'Flowers in the Dirt' is his eighth studio solo album released on June 5, 1989 by Parlophone.1 . My Brave Face 2 . Rough Ride 3 . Distractions 4 . Distractions 5 . We Got Married 6 . We Got Married (Rio, 1990) 7 . Put it there 8 . Figure of Eight (Cincinnati, Feb 1990) 9 . How Many People (Countdown NL 1989) 10 . Paul McCartney How Many People Live Countdown NL 1989) Track…

Reprise release Stevie Nicks’first album in ten years : ‘In Your Dreams’ co-written with Dave Stewart (2011)

Stevie Nicks' 'In Your Dreams' is her seventh studio album (her firstin ten years) released on May 3, 2011 by Reprise Records.Track Listing : 1.Secret Love (Stevie Nicks) - 03:15 . 2.For What It'S Worth (Stevie Nicks, Michael Campbell) - 04:32 . 3.In Your Dreams (Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart) - 03:58 . 4.Wide Sargasso Sea (Stevie Nicks, Dave Stewart) - 05:36 . 5.New Orleans (Stevie Nicks, Neale…

Santana record the live parts of the album ‘Moonflower’ for Columbia (1976)

Santana's 'Moonflower' is a double album recorded (for the live parts) in December 1976 and 1977 and released in October 1977 By Columbia.1 . Carnival, Let The Children Play (Live, 1977) 2 . Jugando / Let The Children Play 3 . I'll Be Waiting 4 . Zulu / Let The Children / Jugando 5 . Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen (Cal Jam, 1978) 6 . Dance Sister Dance (Chicago, 1977 ) 7 . Dance Sister Dance…

For his twenty fifth album, Elvis Costello has recruited ex-collaborators The Imposters and Burt Bacharach, he has added Carole King for the female touch. Sounds like the return of Ocean 11!

Elvis Costello's 'Look Now' is his twenty fifth album recorded with The Imposters, co-produced with Sebastian Krys, featuring songs by Carole King and Burt Bacharach and released on October 12, 2018 by Concord Records(Source Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Look Now | Official Site)Consequence of Sound ...Costello’s first record of new music in five years is an intricately detailed and…

Elvis Costello releases ‘Blood & Chocolate’ his eleventh (his ninth with The Attractions) album (1986)

Elvis Costello's 'Blood & Chocolate' is his eleventh (his ninth with The Attractions) studio album produced by Nick Lowe released on September 15, 1986 by Demon1 . Uncomplicated 2 . Uncomplicated (Omaha, 2021) 3 . I Hope You'Re Happy Now (The Spectacular Spinning Songbook Tour, 2011) 4 . I Hope You'Re Happy Now, Peace In Our Time (w/ The Attractions, 1984) 5 . Home Is Anywhere You Lay Your…

Solomon Burke releases ‘Don’t Give Up on Me’ produced by Joe Henry (2002)

Solomon Burke's 'Don't Give Up on Me' is a studio album released on July 23, 2002.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Give Up On Me (Dan Penn, Carson Whitsett, Hoy Lindsey) - 03:45 . 2.Fast Train (Van Morrison) - 05:43 . 3.Diamond In Your Mind (Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan) - 04:24 . 4.Flesh And Blood (Joe Henry) - 06:07 . 5.Soul Searchin' (Brian Wilsonandy Paley) - 03:59 . 6.Only A Dream (Van Morrison) -…

Stiff Records publish Elvis Costello’s debut album : ‘My Aim Is True’ featuring ‘Alison’ and ‘Watching the Detectives’ (1977)

Elvis Costello's 'My Aim Is True' is his debut album produced by Nick Lowe and released on July 22, 1977 by Stiff1 . Blame It on Caine (w/ Larkin Poe) 2 . Alison (1977) 3 . Mystery Dance 4 . I'm Not Angry (w/ the Attractions, 5/5/1978, Capitol Theatre) 5 . Alison (7/25/1999, Woodstock 99 East Stage) 6 . Less Than Zero (5/5/1978, Capitol Theatre) 7 . Welcome to the Working Week 8 . Sneaky Feelings…

Anti publish Mavis Staples’ fourteenth album : ‘One True Vine’ recorded with Jeff Tweedy (2013)

Mavis Staples ' 'One True Vine' is her fourteenth album recorded with Jeff Tweedy from Wilco and released on June 24, 2013 by Anti.1 . I Like the Things About Me (WFUV) 2 . I Like The Things About Me 3 . TD Jazz Festival 2013 4 . Far Celestial Shores (WFUV) 5 . You Are Not Alone 6 . One True Vine' Out Now! Track Listing : 1.Holy Ghost (Alan Sparhawk) - 02:42 . 2.Every Step (Jeff Tweedy) - 04:02 .…

Nonesuch publish Ry Cooder’s twelfth album : ‘Chávez Ravine’ (2005)

Ry Cooder's 'Chávez Ravine' is his twelfth (and a concept and historical) studio album released on June 7, 2005 by Nonesuch.1 . Chavez Ravine 2 . Los Chucos Suaves (Spotlight 29 Casino 1999) 3 . Chinito Chinito (w/ Nick lowe) Track Listing : 1.Poor Man'S Shangri-La (Ry Cooder, William Garcia, Gene Aguilera) - 05:28 . 2.Onda Callejera (David Hidalgo, William Garcia) - 03:50 . 3.Don'T Call Me Red…

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Elvis Costello releases ‘This Year’s Model,’ his first album with the Attractions (1978)

Elvis Costello's 'This Year's Model' is his second album (his first with the Attractions), produced by Nick Lowe and released on March 17, 1978 by Radar.Track Listing : 1.No Action (Elvis Costello) - 01:58 . 2.This Year'S Girl (Elvis Costello) - 03:17 . 3.The Beat (Elvis Costello) - 03:45 . 4.Pump It Up (Elvis Costello) - 03:14 . 5.Little Triggers (Elvis Costello) - 02:40 . 6.You Belong To Me…

Elvis Costello releases ‘Brutal Youth’ recorded with The Attractions (1994)

Elvis Costello's 'Brutal Youth' is an album recorded with his band the Attractions and released on March 8, 1994 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Pony St. (Declan Macmanus) - 03:25 . 2.Kinder Murder (Declan Macmanus) - 03:25 . 3.13 Steps Lead Down (Declan Macmanus) - 03:16 . 4.This Is Hell (Declan Macmanus) - 04:27 . 5.Clown Strike (Declan Macmanus) - 04:05 . 6.You Tripped At Every Step (Declan…

Elvis Costello & The Attractions release their third album together ‘Get Happy!!’ (1980)

'Get Happy!!' by Elvis Costello and the Attractions is Costello's fourth album and his third with the Attractions, released on February 15, 1980 by F-Beat Records.Track Listing : 1.Love For Tender (Elvis Costello) - 01:57 . 2.Opportunity (Elvis Costello) - 03:13 . 3.The Imposter (Elvis Costello) - 01:58 . 4.Secondary Modern (Elvis Costello) - 01:58 . 5.King Horse (Elvis Costello) - 03:01 .…

Elvis Costello releases ‘Trust,’ his fifth album recorded with the Attractions (1981)

Elvis Costello's 'Trust' is his fifth album recorded with the Attractions.and released on January 23, 1981 by F-Beat / Columbia Track Listing : 1.Clubland (Elvis Costello) - 03:42 . 2.Lover'S Walk (Elvis Costello) - 02:17 . 3.You'Ll Never Be A Man (Elvis Costello) - 02:56 . 4.Pretty Words (Elvis Costello) - 03:11 . 5.Strict Time (Elvis Costello) - 02:40 . 6.Luxembourg (Elvis Costello) - 02:26 .…

‘Pretenders’ is their debut eponymous album featuring ‘Stop Your Sobbing’ and ‘Brass in Pocket’ (1980)

'Pretenders' feat. 'Stop Your Sobbing' & 'Brass in Pocket' is their debut eponymous studio album produced by Chris Thomas and released on 7 January 1980 by Real / Sire.Track Listing : 1.Precious (Chrissie Hynde) - 03:36 . 2.The Phone Call (Chrissie Hynde) - 02:29 . 3.Up The Neck (Chrissie Hynde) - 04:27 . 4.Tattooed Love Boys (Chrissie Hynde) - 02:59 . 5.Space Invader (Pete Farndon, James…

Elvis Costello releases his third album : ‘Armed Forces’ recorded with the Attractions and featuring ‘Accidents Will Happen’ and ‘Oliver’s Army’ (1979)

Elvis Costello's 'Armed Forces' is his third album recorded with the Attractions and released on January 5, 1979 by Radar / Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Accidents Will Happen (Elvis Costello) - 03:00 . 2.Senior Service (Elvis Costello) - 02:17 . 3.Oliver'S Army (Elvis Costello) - 02:58 . 4.Big Boys (Elvis Costello) - 02:54 . 5.Green Shirt (Elvis Costello) - 02:42 . 6.Party Girl (Elvis Costello) -…

Carmen McRae records ‘Portrait of Carmen,’ an album for Atlantic (1967)

Carmen McRae's 'Portrait of Carmen' is a studio album recorded on November 27-29, 1967 with Shorty Rogers, Benny Carter and Gene Di Novi and featuring arrangements by Oliver Nelson and released in 1968 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.I'M Always Drunk In San Francisco (Tommy Wolf) - 03:04 . 2.Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind) - 03:03 . 3.Day By Day (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) - 02:28 .…

Quincy Jones releases ‘Q’s Jook Joint,’ an album featuring Stevie Wonder, Bono and Ray Charles among other famous guests (1995)

Quincy Jones' 'Q's Jook Joint' is an album (his first in six years) released on November 7, 1995 by Qwest.1 . Let The Good Times Roll (w/ Stevie Wonder & Nikki Yanofsky ) 2 . Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe) 3 . Moody's Mood For Love (w/ Take 6, Brian Mcknight, Patti Austin) 4 . Moody's Mood For Love 5 . Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me Track Listing : 1.Jook Joint Intro (Quincy Jones) -…

Buddy Guy releases his twenty sixth album : ‘Living Proof’ (2010)

Buddy Guy's 'Living Proof' is his twenty sixth (and his highest charting) studio album released on October 25, 2010 by Silvertone, Jive.1 . Stay Around A Little Longer (w/ B.B. King, Official Video) 2 . 74 Years Young 3 . 74 Years Young (2013, Red Rock Colorado) 4 . Living Proof (2-22-13, The Klein Bridgeport, CT) 5 . 74 Years Young / Let The Door Knob Hit Ya (BB King Blues Club, NYC,…

INXS release their sixth album : ‘Kick’ featuring ‘Need You Tonight,’ ‘Devil Inside’ and ‘New Sensation’ (1987)

INXS' 'Kick' feat. 'Need You Tonight' is their sixth studio album produced by Chris Thomas and released on October 19, 1987 by WEA / Atlantic / Phonogram Records.1 . Guns In The Sky 2 . Devil Inside (Official Video) 3 . Need You Tonight (Official Video) 4 . Need You Tonight 5 . Mediate 6 . The Loved One (1981) 7 . Wild Life 8 . Never Tear Us Apart (Official Video) 9 . Mystify (Official Video)…

Happy Birthday Abdullah Ibrahim. ‘Dr. Ibrahim’

This day (October 9, 1934), in Cape Town, South Africa, is born Adolph Johannes Brand a.k.a. Dollar Brand a.k.a. Abdullah Ibrahim, a South African pianist and composer.Tracklist : 1 . Torino Jazz Festival (2013) 2 . Blue Bolero (2011) 3 . @ Leverkusen (2007) 4 . Cape Town Flower (1999) 5 . w/ Carlos Ward – Poland 1984 6 . w/ Max Roach – Jazz Baltica 1997 7 . At The Victoria Hall, Geneva,…

Blue Note publish Norah Jones’ sixth album : ‘Day Breaks’ (2016)

Norah Jones' 'Day Breaks' is her sixth solo studio album featuring compositions by Horace Silver and Duke Ellington and released on October 7, 2016.1 . Tragedy (Dans Le Grand Studio RTL) 2 . Flipside (Newport Jazz Festival) 3 . Flipside (Later… With Jools Holland, BBC Two) 4 . Day Breaks (Live On KCRW) Track Listing : 1.Burn (Norah Jones, Sarah Oda) - 04:38 . 2.Tragedy (Norah Jones, Sarah…

We remember Ginger Baker. ‘The Fabulous Baker Boy’

This day (October 6, 2019), in Canterbury, England, died Peter Edward Baker a.k.a Ginger Baker, an English drummer, known for his work with Cream and Blind Faith.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Afro Collection 2 . w/ Pee Wee Ellis Alec Dankworth Abass Dodoo - @ Jazz Café (2018) 3 . w/ Pee Wee Ellis - Jazz Confusion (2015) 4 . Aiko Biaye (2014) 5 . w/ Steve Winwood - 70th Birthday (2010) 6 . Cream - Toad…

Rufus Wainwright releases ‘Want One,’ his third album (2003)

Rufus Wainwright's 'Want One' is his third studio album produced by Marius de Vries and released on September 23, 2003 by DreamWorks1 . Oh What A World 2 . Oh What A World (w/ Royal Philharmonic, White Rock Theatre, Hastings) 3 . I Don't Know What It Is 4 . I Don't Know What It Is 5 . Pretty Things 6 . Go Or Go Ahead' 7 . Go Or Go Ahead 8 . Vibrate 9 . Vibrate (The Filmore) 10 . 14th Street 11 .…

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 .…

The Coral release ‘The Coral,’ their debut eponymous studio album (2002)

'The Coral' is their debut and eponymous studio album produced by Ian Broudie and Zion Egg and released on July 29, 2002 by Deltasonic1 . Spanish Main (2002, France) 2 . Spanish Main/Who's gonna find Me 3 . I Remember When (Live2) 4 . I Remember When (Liverpool) 5 . Shadows Fall (2002, France) 6 . Shadows Fall (Live) 7 . Dreaming Of You (Director's Cut) 8 . Dreaming of You (Later Archive,…

Beastie Boys release their second album : ‘Paul’s Boutique’

Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique' is their second studio album released on July 25, 1989 by Capitol.1 . Shake Your Rump (Amsterdam) 2 . Egg Man 3 . High Plains Drifter (Japan Space Shower, 1995) 4 . POSSE IN EFFECT & HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (Live, 98) 5 . Sounds of Science (Japan Space Shower, 1994) 6 . Sounds Of Science (Kawasaki, 1996) 7 . Hey Ladies 8 . Interview + Looking down the barrel of a…

Tom Waits starts the recording of his third album : ‘Small Change’ (1976)

Tom Waits' 'Small Change' is his fourth album recorded between July 15 and 29, 1976 and released in September 1976 By Asylum.1 . Step Right Up (Rockpalast, 1977) 2 . Jitterbug Boy (Rockpalast, 1977) 3 . I Wish I Was In New Orleans (Rockpalast, 1977) 4 . Invitation To The Blues (Rockpalast, 1977) 5 . Invitation To The Blues (Montreal Jazz Festival, 1981) 6 . Pasties And A G String (Rockpalast,…

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,…

Kanye West release ‘Yeezus’ his sixth album featuring ‘Black Skinhead’ and ‘Bound 2’ (2013)

Kanye West's 'Yeezus' is his sixth studio album featuring 'Black Skinhead' and 'Bound 2' and released on June 18, 2013 by Def Jam / Roc-A-Fella Records. 1 . BLKKK SKKKN HEAD 2 . Black Skinhead (on SNL) 3 . Kanye Explaining "I Am A God" from Yeezus 4 . New Slaves (on SNL) 5 . New Slaves (w/ Charlie Wilson, Later Archive) 6 . Flashing Lights (w/ Dwele) 7 . Blood On The Leaves (Later... with Jools…

Warner Bros. Chaka Khan’s sixth album : ‘Destiny’ (1986)

Chaka Khan's 'Destiny' is her sixth studio album released on June 14, 1986 by Warner Bros.1 . So Close (Live) Track Listing : 1.Love Of A Lifetime (David Gamson, Green Gartside) - 04:21 . 2.Earth To Mickey (Joshua Fried, Reggie Griffin, Arif Mardin, Charlie Singleton, Jeremy Wolff) - 05:37 . 3.Watching The World (John Lang, Richard Page, Steve George) - 04:44 . 4.The Other Side Of The World (B.…