Happy Birthday Patti Austin. ‘Austin Power’

This day (August 10, 1950), in Harlem, New York, is born Patti Austin, an American R&B and jazz music singer who made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Tracklist : 1 . Mack The Knife (2019) 2 . w/ l'Orchestra Jazz Siciliana - Ella now and Then (2019) 3 . Get Happy (2018) 4 . Mr. Paganini (2016) 5 . w/ Kurt Elling - Too…

Lalo Schifrin records ‘Black Widow’ featuring Patti Austin for CTI (1976)

Lalo Schifrin's 'Black Widow' is an album featuring, among others, Patti Austin on vocals and recorded on March 29 & 30, 1976 and released the same year by CTITrack Listing : 1.Black Widow (Lalo Schifrin) - 04:11 . 2.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) - 04:31 . 3.Quiet Village (Les Baxter) - 05:45 . 4.Moonglow/Theme From Picnic (Will Hudson, Irving Mills, Eddie Delange/George Duning, Steve…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 44/52

Bonnie Raitt & Crosby Stills and Nash, Tony Bennett & k d Lang, Omara Portuondo & Natalia Lafourcade, Celine Dion & Ne Yo, Mariah Carey & Joe, Maroon 5 & SZA, Patti Austin & Kurt Elling, Carlos Santana & Los Lobos, Elton John, Eric Clapton & Mark Knopfler, Metallica & Ray Davies, U2 & Patti Smith, Todd Rundgren & Taj Mahal

This week In One-Off Collaborations 32/52

Caetano Veloso & Maria Bethânia, George Benson & Patti Austin, Gladys Knight & The Boston Pops, Jose James & Kori Withers, Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger, Dire Straits & Eric Clapton, Brandi Carlile & Pearl Jam, Johnny Hallyday & Luther Allison, Todd Terje & Bryan Ferry, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer & Zakir Hussain, Esperanza Spalding & Flota Zjednoczonych Sił,…

This week In Soul Artists 32/52

Barry White, Luther Vandross, George Mccrae, Anthony Hamilton, Isaac Hayes, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Esther Phillips, Roberta Flack, The Neville Brothers, Lizz Wright, Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin

Warner Bros. publish George Benson’s album : ’20/20′ (1985)

George Benson's '20/20' is a studio album released on January 7, 1985 by Warner Bros.1 . Nothing's Gonna Change 2 . Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You (Java Jazz Festival, 2011) 3 . Beyond The Sea (Montreux, 1986) 4 . 20/20 (Montreux, 1986) Track Listing : 1.No One Emotion (Tommy Keane, Clif Magness, Mark Mueller) - 03:55 . 2.Please Don'T Walk Away (James Newton Howard, Steve Lukather) -…

Luther Vandross releases his third album : ‘Busy Body’ co-produced with Marcus Miller (1983)

Luther Vandross 'Busy Body' is his third studio album co-produced with Marcus Miller and released on November 25, 1983.1 . How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (w/ Dionne Warwick ) 2 . How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye (w/ Dionne Warwick, 1985) 3 . Superstar / Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) 4 . Superstar (Wembley) Track Listing : 1.I Wanted Your Love (Luther Vandross, Marcus…

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,…

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) -…

Happy Birthday Kurt Elling. ‘Elling’s Tone’

This day (November 2, 1967), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Kurt Elling, an American jazz vocalist, composer, lyricist and vocalese performer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Charlie Hunter - The Seed (2021) 2 . My Foolish Heart (2020) 3 . w/ Kenny Banks Jr. – Georgia on My Mind (2019) 4 . American Tune 5 . w/ Rosario Giuliani – I like the sunrise (2017) 6 . w/ Patti Austin – Too Close For Comfort (2015) 7 .…

Concord publish ‘Givin’ It Up’ by Al Jarreau and George Benson (2006)

'Givin' It Up' by Al Jarreau & George Benson is their first collaboration album, released on October 24, 2006 by Concord.1 . Givin' It Up (EPK) 2 . Summer Breeze (Live) Track Listing : 1.Breezin' (Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau) - 05:40 . 2.Mornin' (Al Jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon) - 05:02 . 3.'Long Come Tutu (Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau) - 06:37 . 4.God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday,…

Paul Simon releases his fourth album : ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’ featuring ’50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’ (1975)

Paul Simon's 'Still Crazy After All These Years' is hise fourth studio album co-produced with, Phil Ramone and released on October 6, 1975 by Columbia.1 . Still Crazy After All These Years 2 . Still Crazy After All These Years 3 . Do It For Your Love (BBC TV ) 4 . Do It For Your Love ("The Paul Simon Special," 1977 ) 5 . 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Track Listing : 1.Still Crazy After All…

We remember Wilton Felder. ‘Crusading’

This day (September 27, 2015) died Wilton Felder, American saxophone and bass player best known as a founding member of The Crusaders, initially called the Jazz Crusaders.Tracklist : 1 . The Crusaders – Soul Shadows (1984) 2 . The Crusaders – Way Back Home (2003) 3 . Patti Austin & The Jazz Crusaders – Street Life (1997) 4 . w/ Bobby Womack – Inherit The Wind 5 . Live Under The Sky – Put It…

Concord publish George Benson’s ‘Songs and Stories’ produced with Marcus Miller (2009)

George Benson's 'Songs and Stories' is a studio album co-produced with Marcus Miller and released on August 25, 2009 by Concord.1 . Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (w/ Marcus Miller) 2 . Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (2013, Jazz Fest) 3 . The George Benson Sessions: The Making Of Songs And Stories: Living In High Definition Track listing : 1.Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor) - 03:48…

Paul Simon releases ‘One-Trick Pony,’ his fifth solo album, produced with Phil Ramone (1980)

Paul Simon's 'One-Trick Pony' is his fifth solo studio album col-produced with Phil Ramone and released on August 12 1980 by Warner Bros. Records1 . Late In The Evening (Official Video) 2 . One-Trick Pony (Live) 3 . Ace In The Hole (Live) 4 . Long, Long Day (Live) 5 . Late In The Evening (Webster Hall) 6 . One-Trick Pony (Live) Track Listing : 1.Late In The Evening (Paul Simon) - 04:02 .…

Michael Jackson releases ‘Off The Wall,’ his fifth solo album featuring ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ and ‘Rock with You’ (1979)

Michael Jackson's 'Off the Wall' is his fifth solo studio album featuring 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' and 'Rock with You,' produced by Quincy Jones and released on August 10, 1979 by Epic1 . Don’t Stop 'til You Get Enough (Official Video) 2 . Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough 3 . Rock With You (Official Video) 4 . Rock With You (Yokohama, 1987) 5 . Workin' Day And Night (Bremen, 1992) 6 .…

George Benson releases ‘Give Me The Night,’ an album produced by Quincy Jones (1980)

George Benson's 'Give Me The Night' is an album by produced by Quincy Jones and released in August, 1980 by Qwest Records. 1 . Love X Love (Montreux, 1986) 2 . Off Broadway (w/ Pat Kelley) 3 . Give Me The Night Track listing : . 1.Love X Love (Rod Temperton) - 04:45 . 2.Off Broadway (Rod Temperton) - 05:23 . 3.Moody's Mood (Eddie Jefferson, James Moody) - 03:24 . 4.Give Me the Night (Rod…

Quincy Jones conducts a mega big band in Tokyo (1981)

July 9, 1981 - Quincy Jones (conductor), Jean "Toots" Thielmans (harmo), g)), Patti Austin (voc)), James Ingram (voc), Vivien Cherry (voc), Peggy Lipton Jones (voc), Janna Tyler (voc), Carlos Rios (g), Louis Johnson (b), Rod Temperton (kb), Greg Phillinganes (kb), Jerome Richardson (ss, fl), Peter Christlieb (se), Jerry Hey (Flugelhorn), John Robinson (d), Ollie Brown (perc), Nobuo Hara And The…

This week In Singing Ladies 27/52

Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves, Nina Simone, Lianne La Havas, Betty Wright, Esperanza Spalding, Chaka Khan, Rachelle Ferrell, Amy Winehouse, Björk, The Go Go'S, Lauryn Hill

Happy Birthday Dave Grusin. ‘Scorecerer’

This day (June 26, 1934), in Littleton, Colorado, is born Robert David Grusin a.k.a Dave Grusin, an American composer, arranger and pianist .Tracklist : 1 . w/ Lee Ritenour - Jarasum Int'l Jazz Festival (2017) 2 . Live from the Crown (2015) 3 . w/ Michael Brecker + Big Band - Somethings coming on 4 . w/ Lee Ritenour - Live In Montreux (2011) 5 . w/ Patti Austin - It Might Be You 6 . w/ Lee…

This week In Singing Ladies 17/52

Natalie Cole, Eartha Kitt, Sarah Vaughan, Barbra Streisand, Beth Gibbons, Melody Gardot, Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Toni Braxton, Janet Jackson, Donna Summer, China Forbes

Happy Birthday Quincy Jones. ‘Today is ‘Super Q’s Day”

This day (March 14, 1933), in Seattle, Washington, is born Quincy Delightt Jones a.k.a. Quincy Jones, an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, ..Tracklist : w/ Big Band - Moanin' . The 75Th Birthday Celebration Live At Montreux (2008) . w/ Toots Thielemans, Patti Austin - Setembro (1996) . Back On Block Live (1991) . w/ Tamia & Babyface - Slow Jams . w/ Miles Davis -…

Quincy Jones releases ‘The Dude’ featuring ‘Ai No Corrida’ and James Ingram (1981)

Quincy Jones' 'The Dude' is a studio album featuring James Ingram's debut and released in March 1981 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Ai No Corrida (Chaz Jankel, Kenny Young) - 01:43 . 2.The Dude Rod (Temperton, Patti Austin) - 04:16 . 3.Just Once (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 03:28 . 4.Betcha Wouldn'T Hurt Me (Stevie Wonder, Stephanie Andrews) - 03:06 . 5.Somethin' Special (Rod Temperton) - 06:06 .…

Roberta Flack releases her fifth album : ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’ featuring the eponymous song (and big hit) (1975)

Roberta Flack's 'Feel Like Makin' Love' is her fifth solo album produced by Rubina Flake and released on March 1, 1975 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Feelin' That Glow (Bobby Fusco, Sister Charlotte Laws, Gene Mcdaniels, Maurice Mckinley, Leon Pendarvis) - 05:48 . 2.I Wanted It Too (Ralph Macdonald, William Salter) - 02:51 . 3.I Can See The Sun In Late December (Stevie Wonder) - 12:48 . 4.Some…

Tommy LiPuma & The Ladies

From Miles Davis to Paul McCartney, LiPuma has produced a large batch of grammy certified albums and artists. George Benson, Al Jarreau, Michael Franks, Dr. John to name a few. And some fine ladies too Barbra Streisand, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Randy Crawford and a few more. Find them all with "Tommy LiPuma and the Ladies"Track Listing Video: 1.Claudine Longet / Both Sides Now -…

May Flowers

From 'Apple Blossom' to 'Daisy Bell', we have mixed 14 'Lady Singers' tunes around the theme of 'Flowers'. It has Marianna Leporace, Dinah Shore, Maysa, Pauline Scanlon and many more.

Jazzin’Around Blue Rondo

Starting and ending with Dave Brubeck's composition '(Round, Round, Round) Blue Rondo', we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue that you have to guess' tunes around the theme of 'Dave Brubeck'. It has Marlena Shaw, Astrud Gilberto featuring Zoot Sims, Dexter Gordon, Bessie Smith and many more.

Mellow In May

From 'Rio De Maio' to 'Paris In May', we have mixed 13 'Jazz & World' tunes around the theme of 'May'. It has Simon Diaz, Jane Monheit / Ivan Lins, Harvey Mason, Nat King Cole and many more.

Happy Birthday Michael Stipe. ‘One Stipe Beyond’

This day (January 4, 1960), in Decatur, Georgia (USA), is born Michael Stipe , a singer, songwriter and social activist, best known as the lead singer of R.E.M.Tracklist : 1 . R.E.M. – 1982 – Wolves, Lower 2 . R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe 3 . Pale Blue Eyes from Just Like a Movie © Laura Levine 1984 4 . R.E.M. – Sitting Still 5 . Arena Brains 6 . R.E.M. (featuring Buren Fowler on guitar) – It’s…

This week In ‘2000s Throwback’ 52/52

George Michael, Cat Power, Joseph Arthur, Annie Lennox, Avril Lavigne, John Legend, Sharleen Spiteri, Natalie Cole, Marianne Faithfull, Patti Smith , Jamiroquai, The Offspring

This week In Singing Ladies 52/52

Annie Lennox, Marianne Faithfull, Patti Smith, Cat Power, Elis Regina, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Blondie, Paloma Faith, Sharleen Spiteri, Gloria Gaynor, Jennifer Rush, Kim Wilde

Thom Yorke has composed a soundtrack for the remake of horror classic Dario Argento’s ‘Suspiria.’ E(lectro)D(ark)M(usic)

Thom Yorke's 'Suspiria' is his third solo album, written for the Luca Guadagnino film 'Suspiria,' co-produced with Sam Petts-Davies and released on October 26, 2018 by XL (Source Thom Yorke - Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) | W.A.S.T.E.)The Guardian ...is instead much more traditional, belonging in the background to ramp up the emotional cues, and as such... Rolling Stone Well,…