As we wish Otis Williams a Happy Birthday, the day is perfect for a ‘The Temptations At Their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, American vocalist and baritone Otis Williams a Happy 81th Birthday, the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : The Temptations Video Tracklist : 1 . Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) 2 . Silent night 3 . Papa Was A Rolling Stone 4 . I Can't Get Next To You 5 . My Girl 6 . Treat Her Like A Lady 7 . I Wish It Would Rain 8 . Earth Angel 9 . I'm Losing You 10…

Gordy publish The Temptations’ album : ‘A Song for You’ featuring ‘Happy People’ and ‘Shakey Ground’ (1975)

The Temptations' 'A Song for You' is an album featuring then-lead singer Dennis Edwards on the title track and released on January 16, 1975 by Gordy. 1 . Glasshouse 2 . Shakey Ground 3 . Shakey Ground 4 . A Song For You 5 . A Song For You 6 . A Song For You 7 . Firefly Track Listing : 1.Happy People (Don Baldwin, Jeffrey Bowen, Lionel Richie) - 03:38 . 2.Glasshouse (Charlemagne) - 03:54 .…

Gordy publish The Temptations’ album : ‘1990’ (1973)

The Temptations' '1990' is an album (their final written and produced by Norman Whitfield) released on December 7, 1973 by Gordy.1 . You've Got My Soul On Fire Track Listing : 1.Let Your Hair Down (Norman Whitfield) - 02:40 . 2.I Need You (Norman Whitfield) - 03:05 . 3.Heavenly (Norman Whitfield) - 03:57 . 4.You'Ve Got My Soul On Fire (Norman Whitfield) - 03:53 . 5.Ain'T No Justice (Norman…

Motown publish The Temptations’s album : ‘In a Mellow Mood’ (1967)

The Temptations' 'In a Mellow Mood is an album composed mostly of standards and released on November 27, 1967 by Motown.1 . Hello Young Lovers 2 . For Once In My Life 3 . Old Man River 4 . Ol' Man River Track Listing : 1.Hello Young Lovers (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) - 03:01 . 2.A Taste Of Honey (Ric Marlow, Bobby Scott) - 02:08 . 3.For Once In My Life (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) -…

Gordy publish Temptations’ third album : ‘The Temptin’ Temptations’ featuring ‘My Baby’ and ‘Don’t Look Back’ (1965)

The Temptin' Temptations' is their third studio album released on November 1, 1965 by Gordy.1 . My Baby (1965) 2 . My Baby 3 . Don't Look Back (w/ Paul Williams Sr.) Track Listing : 1.Since I Lost My Baby (Warren "Pete" Moore, Smokey Robinson) - 02:51 . 2.The Girl'S Alright With Me (Eddie Holland, Eddie Kendricks, Norman Whitfield) - 02:49 . 3.Just Another Lonely Night (Ivy Jo Hunter, William…

Motown publish The Temptations’s ‘For Lovers Only,’ their final album with Melvin Franklin (1995)

The Temptations's 'For Lovers Only' is an album (featuring the final recordings of Melvin Franklin) released on September 26, 1995 by Motown.1 . Some Enchanting Evening 2 . Some Enchanted Evening (1995) 3 . Time After Time Track Listing : 1.Some Enchanted Evening (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) - 05:28 . 2.I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 05:49 . 3.At…

The Temptations release ‘All Directions’ featuring ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’ and produced by Norman Whitfield (1972)

The Temptations 'All Directions' is their fifteenth album featuring 'Papa Was a Rollin' Stone,' produced by Norman Whitfield and released on July 27, 1972 by Gordy1 . Papa Was A Rolling Stone (1972) 2 . Love woke me up this morning 3 . Love Woke Me Up This Morning (Paris, 1973) 4 . The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Paris, 1973) Track Listing : 1.Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On (Barrett…

Gordy publish The Temptations’ ‘With a Lot o’ Soul’ featuring ‘(I Know) I’m Losing You’ and ‘All I Need’ (1967)

The Temptations' 'With a Lot o' Soul' is an album (the most successful from their 'classic 5' era) released on July 17, 1967 by Gordy.1 . I'm Losing You 2 . Sorry Is A Sorry Word (1967) 3 . You're My Everything Track Listing : 1.(I Know) I'M Losing You (Cornelius Grant, Edward Holland, Jr., Norman Whitfield)- 02:30 . 2.Ain'T No Sun Since You'Ve Been Gone (Cornelius Grant, Sylvia Moy, Norman…

Gordy release The Temptations’ fourth studio album : ‘Gettin’ Ready’ featuring ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’ (1966)

The Temptations 'Gettin' Ready' is their fourth studio album marking their transition between Smokey Robinson to Norman Whitfield as producers and released on June 15, 1966 by Gordy.1 . Ain't too proud to beg 2 . GET READY Track Listing : 1.Say You (Robert Dobyne, Charles Jones, Robert Staunton) - 02:30 . 2.Little Miss Sweetness (Smokey Robinson) - 03:09 . 3.Ain'T Too Proud To Beg (Eddie…

Gordy publish ‘Wish It Would Rain,’ an album by The Temptations (1968)

The Temptations' 'Wish It Would Rain' is an album (the final from the group's 'Classic-5' era) released on April 29, 1968 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) (Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) - 03:33 . 2.Cindy (Smokey Robinson) - 03:08 . 3.I Wish It Would Rain (Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield) - 02:48 . 4.Please Return Your…

Gordy publish The Temptations’ ‘Reunion’ featuring David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks reunited after ten years (1982)

The Temptations' 'Reunion' is an album featuring David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks reunited after ten years and released on April 7, 1982 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.Standing On The Top (Rick James) - 09:48 . 2.You Better Beware (Barrett Strong) - 05:00 . 3.Lock It In The Pocket (Kerry Gordy, Benny Medina) - 04:30 . 4.I'Ve Never Been To Me (Ron Miller, Ken Hirsch) - 05:57 . 5.Backstage (Smokey…

Motown release ‘The Temptations Sing Smokey’ written and produced by Smokey Robinson (1965)

'The Temptations Sing Smokey' is their second studio album produced by Smokey Robinson and released on March 22, 1965 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.The Way You Do The Things You Do (Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers) - 02:41 . 2.Baby, Baby I Need You (Smokey Robinson) - 02:53 . 3.My Girl (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) - 02:45 . 4.What Love Has Joined Together (Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers) - 02:58 .…

Gordy publish The Temptations’s album : ‘Psychedelic Shack’ produced by Norman Whitfield (1970)

The Temptations' 'Psychedelic Shack' is an album written and produced by Norman Whitfield and released on March 6, 1970 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.Psychedelic Shack (Norman Whitfield, Barrett strong) - 03:51 . 2.You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth (Norman Whitfield, Barrett strong) - 02:46 . 3.Hum Along And Dance (Norman Whitfield, Barrett strong) - 03:53 . 4.Take A Stroll Thru…

The Temptations release ‘Masterpiece’ fully produced and written by Norman Whitfield (1973)

The Temptations' 'Masterpiece' is an album produced and written by Norman Whitfield and released on February 21, 1973 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.Hey Girl (I Like Your Style) (Norman Whitfield) - 04:36 . 2.Masterpiece (Norman Whitfield) - 13:49 . 3.Ma (Norman Whitfield) - 04:46 . 4.Law Of The Land (Norman Whitfield) - 05:08 . 5.Plastic Man (Norman Whitfield) - 05:53 . 6.Hurry Tomorrow (Norman…

Geffen publish Mary J. Blige’s eighth album : ‘Growing Pains’ featuring ‘Just Fine’ (2007)

Mary J. Blige's 'Growing Pains' is her eighth studio album released on December 18, 2007 by Geffen Records. 1 . Work That 2 . Work That 3 . Just Fine ("The Neighborhood Ball:An Inauguration Celebration") 4 . Just Fine (Official Video) 5 . Just Fine (w/ Lil' Mama) 6 . Feel Like A Woman 7 . Stay Down (Official Video) 8 . Til The Morning (Official Video) 9 . Smoke (Official Video) 10 . Come To Me…

Asylum publish Joni Mitchell’s double album : ‘Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter’ (1977)

Joni Mitchell's 'Don Juan's Reckless Daughter' is a double album released on December 13, 1977 by Asylum.Track Listing : 1.Overture / Cotton Avenue (Joni Mitchell) - 06:41 . 2.Talk To Me (Joni Mitchell) - 03:45 . 3.Jericho (Joni Mitchell) - 03:22 . 4.Paprika Plains (Joni Mitchell) - 16:21 . 5.Otis And Marlena (Joni Mitchell) - 04:09 . 6.The Tenth World (Joni Mitchell, Don Alias, Manolo Badrena,…

Labelle release their seventh album (and first in over thirty years) : ‘Back to Now’ (2008)

Labelle's 'Back to Now' is their seventh studio album and the first in over thirty years, released on October 21, 2008 by Verve, Universal.1 . Superlover ("The View") 2 . You Turn Me On & Candlelight (Beacon Theater, 02/26/09) 3 . Back To Now ("Today Show" 22 Oct, 2008 ) 4 . System (Beacon Theater, 02/26/09) 5 . Without You In My Life (Reunion Christmas) 6 . Tears Of The World Track…

Happy Birthday Steve Cropper. ‘Colonel Steve’

This day (October 21, 1941), in Dora, Missouri, is born Steve Cropper, an American guitarist, best known for his work at Stax Record with Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and moreTracklist : 1 . Fire It Up (2021) 2 . w/ Benjamin Booker – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (2018) 3 . w/ Dave Mason – Can’t Find My Way Home (2018) 4 . w/The Animals – Time Is Tight (2013) 5 .…

RCA publish ‘Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,’ her thirty eigth album (2014)

'Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics' is her thirty eigth studio album featuring ten covers of songs made famous by female artists and released on October 17, 2014 by Rca.Track Listing : 1.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 03:53 . 2.Rolling In The Deep (Adele Adkins, Nickolas Ashford, Paul Epworth, Valerie Simpson) - 04:00 . 3.Midnight Train To Georgia (James Weatherly) - 04:21 .…

Michael Bublé releases his sixth album : ‘Crazy Love’ (2009)

Michael Bublé's 'Crazy Love' is his sixth studio album released on October 9, 2009 by 143 Records..1 . Cry Me A River (X-Factor) 2 . All Of Me (Baden-Baden, Germany) 3 . All Of Me (2009-10-13) 4 . Georgia On My Mind (Live) 5 . Georgia (Live) 6 . Crazy Love (Official Video) 7 . Crazy Love (Baden-Baden, Germany) 8 . Haven't Met You Yet (Official Video) 9 . All I Do Is Dream Of You…

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,…

Lenny Kravitz release his tenth album : ‘Strut’ featuring ‘The Chamber’ (2014)

Lenny Kravitz' 'Strut' is his tenth studio album released on September 23, 2014 by Roxie Records1 . Sex 2 . The Chamber 3 . Dirty White Boots 4 . New York City (Official Video) 5 . The Pleasure & The Pain 6 . Strut (The Bercy Arena, Paris, 2014) 7 . Frankenstein (Boston, 8.29.15) 8 . Sex (Just Let Go) 9 . New York City (Just Let Go) 10 . Strut ("The Graham Norton Show") 11 . Frankenstein…

Def Jam publish Rihanna’s debut album : ‘Music of the Sun’ featuring ‘Pon de Replay’ (2005)

Rihanna's 'Music of the Sun' feat. 'Pon de Replay' is her debut studio album released on August 30, 2005 by Def Jam Recordings.1 . Pon De Replay 2 . If It's Lovin' That You Want 3 . If It's Lovin' That You Want (Live) 4 . You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) (Live On MSN, w/ Vybz Kartel 5 . Let Me 6 . Let Me (Control Room) Track Listing : 1.Pon De Replay (Alisha Brooks, Vada Nobles, Evan Rogers, Carl…

Frank Zappa releases his second solo album : ‘Hot Rats’ featuring ‘Peaches en Regalia’ (1969)

Frank Zappa's 'Hot Rats' is his second solo (and his first after the dissolution of the Mothers of Invention) album recorded from July 18 till August 30, 1969 and released on October 10, 1969 by Bizarre/Reprise. 1 . Peaches and Regalia 2 . Mr.Green Genes Medley (Texas, 1973) Track listing : 1.Peaches en Regalia (Frank Zappa) - 03:38 . 2.Willie the Pimp (Frank Zappa) - 09:21 . 3.Son of Mr. Green…

James Brown starts the recording of ‘Live At The Apollo, Volume II’ (1967)

James Brown's 'Live At The Apollo, Volume II' is a live double album (follow-up to his 1963 'Live at the Apollo') recorded on June 24–25, 1967 and released in August 1968 by King.1 . Cold Sweat (Apollo Theater, March 1968) 2 . Kansas City (Apollo Theater, March 1968) Track Listing : 1.Introduction To The James Brown Show (James Brown) - 00:31 . 2.Think (Lowman Pauling) - 02:55 . 3.I Wanna Be…

Parlophone publish Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It,’ her eighth solo album (1993)

Tina Turner's 'What's Love Got to Do with It' is her eighth solo album (OST for her biographical film) released on June 15, 1993 by Parlophone.1 . Tina Turner I Don't Wanna Fight 2 . I Don't Wanna Fight (Live) 3 . Tina Turner Disco Inferno 4 . Disco Inferno 5 . Why Must We Wait Until Tonight (Official Music Video) 6 . Why Must We Wait Until Tonight (Live 1993) 7 . Nutbush City Limits (Live) 8 .…

Duck publish ‘Live from Madison Square Garden’ recorded live by Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood (2008)

'Live from Madison Square Garden' by Eric Clapton' & Steve Winwood is a live album recorded the last week of February 2008 and released on May 19, 2009 by Duck / Reprise Records.Track Listing : 1.Had To Cry Today (Steve Winwood) - 07:47 . 2.Low Down (J.J. Cale) - 04:10 . 3.Them Changes (Buddy Miles) - 05:10 . 4.Forever Man (Jerry Lynn Williams) - 03:33 . 5.Sleeping In The Ground (Sam Myers)…

Howlin’ Wolf begins the recording in Memphis of his debut album ‘Moanin’ In The Moonlight’ (1951)

Howlin' Wolf's 'Moanin' in the Moonlight' is his debut (and compilation) album recorded from May 14, 1951 on and released in 1959 by Chess Records.Track Listing : 1.Moanin' At Midnight (Chester Burnett) - 02:58 . 2.How Many More Years (Chester Burnett) - 02:42 . 3.Smokestack Lightnin' (Chester Burnett) - 03:07 . 4.Baby How Long (Chester Burnett) - 02:56 . 5.No Place To Go (Chester Burnett) - 02:59…

Arturo Sandoval releases ‘Trumpet Evolution’ (2003)

Arturo Sandoval's 'Trumpet Evolution' is an album ('a journey through the great trumpeters from jazz's and orchestral music's past') released on May 6, 2003 by Crescent Moon/Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Dipper Mouth Blues (King Oliver) - 02:15 . 2.When It'S Sleepy Time Down South (Clarence Muse, Otis Rene, Leon René) - 03:02 . 3.At The Jazz Band Ball (Edwin Bransford "Daddy" Edwards, Edwin Edwards,…

We remember Muddy Waters. ‘Still Waters’

This day (April 30, 1983), in Westmont, Illinois, died McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters, an American blues musician.Digest Tracklist : Manish Boy . w/ The Rolling Stones - Champagne And Reefer (1981) . w/ Sonny Boy Williamson - Got My Mojo Working . w/ Foghat- I Just Want To Make Love To You (1978) . w/ Clark Terry - Stormy Monday Blues (1977) . The Blues Had A Baby (And They Named Rock…

Muddy Waters records in Chicago ‘Fathers and Sons,’ a double album (1969)

Muddy Waters' 'Fathers and Sons' is a double studio album recorded on April 21–23 and 24, 1969 in Chicago and released in August 1969 by Chess Records.Track Listing : 1.All Aboard (Mckinley Morganfield) - 02:52 . 2.Mean Disposition (Mckinley Morganfield) - 05:42 . 3.Blow Wind Blow (Mckinley Morganfield) - 03:38 . 4.Can'T Lose What You Ain'T Never Had (Mckinley Morganfield) - 03:06 . 5.Walkin'…

Louis Prima records ‘The Wildest!’ the album featuring ‘Just a Gigolo’ at Capitol Studios (1956)

Louis Prima's 'The Wildest!' is an album recorded on April 19 and 20, 1956 at Capitol Studios, produced by Voyle Gilmore and featuring 'Just a Gigolo'Track Listing : 1.Just A Gigolo / I Ain'T Got Nobody (Leonello Casucci, Julius Brammer, Irving Caesar,Spencer Williams, Roger A. Graham) - 04:42 . 2.(Nothing'S Too Good) For My Baby (Mack H. Kay, Fred Patrick, Ted Eddy) - 02:36 . 3.The Lip (Ted…

Chess release Muddy Waters’s only all-acoustic album : ‘Folk Singer’ (1964)

Muddy Waters's 'Folk Singer' is his fourth (and only all-acoustic) album released on April 17, 1964 by Chess.Track Listing : 1.My Home Is In The Delta (Muddy Waters) - 03:58 . 2.Long Distance (Muddy Waters) - 03:30 . 3.My Captain (Willie Dixon) - 05:10 . 4.Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Sonny Boy Williamson) - 03:12 . 5.You Gonna Need My Help (Muddy Waters) - 03:09 . 6.Cold Weather Blues (Muddy…

RCA Victor release ‘Elvis Is Back!’ Elvis Presley’s first album after his return from the Army (1960)

Elvis Presley's 'Elvis Is Back!' is his tenth studio album recorded after his return from the U.S. Army.and released on April 8, 1960 by RCA Victor in mono and stereoTrack Listing : 1.Make Me Know It (Otis Blackwell) - 01:58 . 2.Fever (John Davenport, Eddie Cooley) - 03:31 . 3.The Girl Of My Best Friend (Beverly Ross, Sam Bobrick) - 02:21 . 4.I Will Be Home Again (Bennie Benjamin, Raymond Leveen,…

Jerry Lee Lewis records ‘Live at the Star Club’ in Hamburg, Germany (1964)

Jerry Lee Lewis's 'Live at the Star Club' is a live album recorded with The Nashville Teens in Hamburg, Germany on April 5, 1964 and released in 1964 by Philips. Track Listing : 1.Mean Woman Blues (Claude Demetrius) - 04:01 . 2.High School Confidential (Ron Hargrave, Jerry Lee Lewis) - 02:25 . 3.Money (That'S What I Want) (Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy) - 04:35 . 4.Matchbox (Carl Perkins) - 02:46 .…

Erykah Badu releases her fifth album : ‘New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)’ featuring ‘Window Seat’ (2010)

Erykah Badu's 'New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)' feat. 'Window Seat' is the fifth studio album released on March 30, 2010 by Universal Motown..Track Listing : 1.20 Feet Tall (Erykah Badu, Patrick Douthit, Doug Wimbish) - 03:25 . . 2.Window Seat (Erykah Badu, James Poyser) - 04:50 . 3.Agitation (Erykah Badu, Shafiq Husayn, David Sancious) - 01:33 . . 4.Turn Me Away (Get Munny) (Roy…

Chess Records publish ‘Bo Diddley,’ an eponymous compilation album featuring ‘Hey! Bo Diddley,’ ‘I’m a Man’ and more (1958)

'Bo Diddley' is an eponymous compilation album of his most famous songs recorded between March 2, 1955 and January 29, 1958 and released in 1958 by Chess RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Bo Diddley (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 02:30 . 2.I'M A Man (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 02:41 . 3.Bring It To Jerome (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 02:37 . 4.Before You Accuse Me (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 02:40 . 5.Hey! Bo Diddley (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 02:17 .…

Kanye West releases his seventh album : ‘The Life of Pablo’ featuring ‘Famous,’ ‘Father Stretch My Hands’ and ‘Fade’ (2016)

Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' is his seventh studio album released on February 14, 2016 by Good.Track Listing : 1.Ultralight Beam (Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Sam Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West, Cydel Young) - 05:21 . 2.Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1 (Pastor T.L. Barrett, Chancelor…

FRE:SH SINGING LADIES 01 – Episode 10/10

More than EIGHT hours of newly released singing ladies albums. Shuffle it! : Jane Monheit . The Puppini Sisters . Chrystel Wautier . Nicola Conte, Stefania Dipierro . Enrico Pieranunzi, Simona Severini . Cyrille Aimee . Champian Fulton . Dena Taylor . Andrea Motis . Hajdu Klàra Quartet . Jane Monheit - Songbook Sessions: Ella FitzgeraldJane Monheit revisists Ella's repertoire with Nicholas…