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…

XL Recordings publish ‘Vampire Weekend’ their eponymous debut album (2008)

'Vampire Weekend' is their debut studio album released on January 29, 2008 by XL Recordings. 1 . Mansard Roof (Reading Festival) 2 . Mansard Roof (Reading Festival, 2008) 3 . Oxford Comma ("Jools Holland Rave") 4 . Oxford Comma (Glastonbury, 2008) 5 . AP(unk / Oxford Comma - Reading Festival, 2009) 6 . Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (Glastonbury, 2010) 7 . Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa 8 . M79 ("Pitchfork…

Bill Frisell releases his thirty fourth album : ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ (2016)

Bill Frisell's 'When You Wish Upon A Star' is his thirty fourth album (a "re-imagination of time-honored gems of music for film and television") released on January 29, 2016 by Sony Masterworks.1 . When You Wish Upon A Star 2 . When You Wish Upon A Star 3 . Shadow Of Your Smile + Surfer Girl (w/ The Big Sur Sextet, Copenhagen, 2013) 4 . Moon River (Jazz Middelheim, 2015) Bill Frisell - When You…

Elektra publish Carly Simon’s fourth album : ‘Hotcakes’ featuring ‘Mockingbird’ and ‘Haven’t Got Time for the Pain’ (1974)

Carly Simon's 'Hotcakes' is her fourth studio album produced by Richard Perry and released on January 11, 1974 by Elektra. 1 . Mockingbird (w/ James Taylor) 2 . Mockingbird (w/ Stephen Colbert) Track Listing : 1.Safe And Sound (Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman) - 3:40 . 2.Mind On My Man (Carly Simon) - 02:59 . 3.Think I'M Gonna Have A Baby (Carly Simon) - 03:57 . 4.Older Sister (Carly Simon) - 03:09…

Muddy Waters releases his thirteenth album : ‘I’m Ready’ produced by Johnny Winter (1978)

Muddy Waters' 'I'm Ready' is his thirteenth (and second produced by Johnny Winter) studio album released in January 1978 by Blue Sky,Track Listing : 1.I'M Ready (Willie Dixon) - 03:26 . 2.33 Years (Mckinley Morganfield) - 05:20 . 3.Who Do You Trust (Mckinley Morganfield) - 05:00 . 4.Copper Brown (Mckinley Morganfield) - 04:58 . 5.I'M Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) - 03:59 . 6.Mamie…

Herbie, Aretha et al honor Lionel Hampton (1992)

December 30, 1992 - CBS airs the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony where the recipients are Lionel Hampton, Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, Ginger Rogers, Mstislav Rostropovich and Paul Taylor. The Lionel Hampton segment features Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin and more.

MCA publish ‘Street Life’ by The Crusaders featuring Randy Crawford on the title track (1979)

The Crusaders' 'Street Life' is their twelfth studio album featuring Randy Crawford on the title track and released on December 9, 1979 by MCA1 . Street Life (Official Video) 2 . Street Life (Montreux, 2003) 3 . Carnival Of The Night Track Listing : 1.Street Life (Will Jennings, Joe Sample) - 11:18 . 2.My Lady (Wilton Felder) - 06:43 . 3.Rodeo Drive (Joe Sample) - 04:28 . 4.Carnival Of The Night…

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 .…

Island publish Grace Jones’ sixth album : ‘Living My Life’ featuring ‘Nipple to the Bottle’ and ‘My Jamaican Guy’ (1982)

Grace Jones' 'Living My Life' is her sixth studio album (and the last of the three albums she recorded at the Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas) released on November 7, 1982 by Island.1 . My Jamaican Guy Track Listing : 1.My Jamaican Guy (Grace Jones) - 06:00 . 2.Nipple To The Bottle (Grace Jones, Sly Dunbar) - 05:55 . 3.The Apple Stretching (Melvin Van Peebles) - 07:08 . 4.Everybody Hold…

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…

John Legend releases ‘Evolver,’ his third album featuring Kanye West, Brandy, Estelle, Andre 3000 et al (2008)

John Legend's 'Evolver' is his third studio album featuring Kanye West, Brandy, Estelle and Andre 3000, among other guests and released on October 28, 2008 by Good, Columbia. 1 . Good Morning 2 . Green Light (w/ André 3000, Official Video) 3 . Green Light (on "Letterman") 4 . Everybody Knows (Official Video) 5 . Everybody Knows (Live) 6 . This Time (NBC) 7 . Good Morning 8 . If You´Re Out There…

Elton John releases his eleventh album : ‘Blue Moves’ featuring ‘Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word’ (1976)

Elton John's 'Blue Moves' feat. 'Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word' is his eleventh studio album produced by Gus Dudgeon and released on October 22, 1976 by Rocket / MCA. 1 . Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word 2 . One Horse Town (Live, 1977) 3 . One Horse Town (w/ Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney, 1986) 4 . Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (The Royal Opera House, 2002) 5 . Bite Your Lip…

Jamie Cullum releases his third album : ‘Twentysomething’ (2003)

Jamie Cullum's 'Twentysomething' is his third album released on October 20, 2003 by UCJ, Candid Records, & Verve.1 . What A Difference A Day Made 2 . These Are The Days 3 . The Singin' Umbrella Mashup (Music Matters, 2009) 4 . Twentysomething (V Festival, 2004) 5 . But for Now 6 . I Could Have Danced All Nigh (Live) 7 . BBC Prom, 2010 8 . Lover You Should Have Come Over 9 . Next Year Baby…

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 .…

Warner Bros. publish Chaka Khan’s debut solo album : ‘Chaka’ featuring ‘I’m Every Woman’ (1978)

Chaka Khan's 'Chaka' is her debut solo album released on October 12, 1978.1 . I'm Every Woman 2 . Life Is A Dance (Official Video) 3 . I'm Every Woman (1978) 4 . I'm Every Woman (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.I'M Every Woman (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 04:05 . 2.Love Has Fallen On Me (Lloyd Webber, Charles Stepney) - 04:52 . 3.Roll Me Through The Rushes (David Lasley, Lana…

Motown publish ‘Lionel Richie,’ his eponymous debut solo album featuring ‘Truly,’ ‘You Are’ and ‘My Love’ (1982)

'Lionel Richie' is his debut solo album after he left the Commodores, released on October 6, 1982 By Motown.1 . My Love (w/ Kenny Chesney) 2 . Truly (w/ Lady Antelbellum) 3 . Truly (Live) 4 . You Are 5 . You Are (w/ Blake Shelton) 6 . You Mean More To Me (1982) Track Listing : 1.Serves You Right (John Mcclain, Greg Phillinganes, Lionel Richie) – 05:14 . 2.Wandering Stranger (Lionel…

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,…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Ask a Woman Who Knows,’ an album featuring Diana Krall (2002)

Natalie Cole's 'Ask a Woman Who Knows' is an album featuring Diana Krall and released on September 17, 2002 by Verve.1 . I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do (Live) 2 . Tell Me All About It (Live) 3 . Ask A Woman Who Knows (Live) 4 . So Many Stars (Live) 5 . I'm Glad There Is You (Live) Track Listing : 1.I Haven'T Got Anything Better To Do (Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance) - 04:07 . 2.Tell Me All About…

Rca Victor publish Tom Harrell’s ‘Time’s Mirror’ (1999)

Tom Harrell's 'Time's Mirror' is a big band album released on September 14, 1999 by Rca Victor.1 . Shapes (April 3, 2011, w/ Jazz Orchestra Of The Concertgebouw) 2 . Daily News (w/ Salerno Jazz Orchestra) Track Listing : 1.Shapes (Tom Harrell) - 08:19 . 2.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 03:32 . 3.Daily News (Tom Harrell) - 04:01 . 4.Dream (Johnny Mercer) - 02:47 .…

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 .…

RCA release ‘Christina Aguilera,’ her self-titled debut album featuring ‘Genie in a Bottle,’ ‘What a Girl Wants,’ ‘I Turn to You’ and ‘Come On…

'Christina Aguilera' feat. 'Genie in a Bottle' is her eponymous debut studio album released on August 24, 1999, by RCA Records.1 . Genie In A Bottle (Official Video) 2 . What A Girl Wants (Official Video) 3 . I Turn To You (Official Video) 4 . So Emotional (Official Video) 5 . Come On Over (Official Video) 6 . Reflection (Live, Muchmusic) 7 . Love For All Seasons (Vancouver, 071900) 8 . When…

Epic publish Living Colour’s second album : ‘Time’s Up’ (1990)

Living Colour's 'Time's Up' is their second album released on August 20, 1990 by Epic. 1 . Time's Up (Live) 2 . Time's Up (Live, 1992) 3 . Pride (The Apollo) 4 . Pride (Live, 89/90) 5 . Love Rears Its Ugly Head (Montreux, 2001) 6 . Love Rears Its Ugly Head 7 . Elvis Is Dead (Live) 8 . Elvis Is Dead (Live, 1992) 9 . Type 10 . Type (Live) 11 . Information Overload (Live) 12 . Information Overload…

Aerosmith release their ninth studio album : ‘Permanent Vacation’ featuring ‘Angel’ and ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’ (1987)

Aerosmith's 'Permanent Vacation' is their ninth studio album produced by Bruce Fairbairn and released on August 18 1987 by Geffen Records.1 . Hearts Done Time 2 . Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (Official Video) 3 . Angel (Official Video) 4 . Rag Doll (Monsters Of Rock, 2013) 5 . Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (Live, 2014) 6 . Angel Track Listing : 1.Heart'S Done Time (Joe Perry, Desmond Child) - 04:42 .…

Marvin Gaye records ‘Marvin Gaye at the Copa’ at the Copacabana in New York (1966)

'Marvin Gaye at the Copa' is a live album recorded on August 5-6, 1966 at the Copacabana, a club in New York and not released before 2005.1 . Pride And Joy Track Listing : 1.Introduction/I Concentrate On You (Cole Porter) - 03:19 . 2.Just In Time (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) - 01:58 . 3.How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (Holland-Dozier-Holland) - 04:48 . 4.Motown Medley 1 (Marvin…

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…

Bob Dylan releases ‘Self Portrait,’ his tenth album (1970)

Bob Dylan's 'Self Portrait' is his tenth studio (and a double) album featuring mostly covers and released on June 8, 1970 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.All The Tired Horses (Bob Dylan) - 03:12 . 2.Alberta #1 (Traditional) - 02:57 . 3.I Forgot More Than You'Ll Ever Know (Cecil A. Null) - 02:23 . 4.Days Of 49 (Alan Lomax, John Lomax, Frank Warner) - 05:27 . 5.Early Mornin' Rain (Gordon…

We remember Stan Getz. ‘Getz à Go Go’

This day (June 6, 1991), in Malibu, California, died Stan Getz, an American jazz saxophone player who was known as The Sound. Tracklist : 1 . Lush Life (1983) 2 . Yours And Mine (1990) 3 . Blood Count (1989) 4 . Dream’S (1986) 5 . w/ Chet Baker - Airegin (1983) 6 . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - I Can'T Get Started (1978) 7 . Chega De Saudade (1976) 8 . A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (1967) 9 . w/…

The Rolling Stones release ‘Still Life,’ a live album recorded during their previous year American Tour (1982)

The Rolling Stones' 'Still Life' is a live album recorded during the band's American Tour in 1981 and released on June 1, 1982 by Rolling Stones/Virgin.1 . Let's Spend The Night Together (Tempe, Arizona '81) 2 . Shattered (Tempe, Arizona '81) 3 . The Shattered (Hampton Coliseum , 1981) 4 . The Twenty Flight Rock (Hampton Coliseum, 1981) 5 . Twenty Flight Rock (Tempe, Arizona '81) 6 . The Going To…

Concord Jazz publish Marcus Miller’s ‘Renaissance,’ his nineteenth album (2012)

Marcus Miller's 'Renaissance' is his nineteenth studio album released on May 28, 2012 by Concord Jazz. Track Listing : 1.Detroit (Marcus Miller ) - 05:45 . 2.Redemption (Marcus Miller ) - 06:09 . 3.February (Marcus Miller ) - 04:15 . 4.Slippin' Into Darkness (Sylvester Allen, Harold Ray Brown, Morris Dewayne Dickerson, Leroy Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott ) - 09:17 . 5.Setembro…

We remember Chet Baker. ‘Chet After Chet’

This day (May 13, 1988), in Amsterdam, Netherlands, died Chesney Henry Baker, Jr. a.k.a Chet Baker, an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Blue In Green (1988) . My Funny Valentine (1987) . w/ Van Morrison - Send In The Clowns (1986) . w/ Stan Getz - Sweden (1983) . Love For Sale (1979) . Time After Time (1964) . w/ Lars Gullin - All The Things You Are (1959) .…

The Beatles release their final album : ‘Let It Be’ featuring ‘Get Back’ and ‘The Long And Winding Road’ (1970)

The Beatles' 'Let It Be' feat. 'Get Back' is s twelfth and final studio album released on May 8, 1970 by Apple.Track Listing : 1.Two Of Us (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 03:37 . 2.Dig A Pony (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 03:55 . 3.Across The Universe (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 03:48 . 4.I Me Mine (George Harrison) - 02:26 . 5.Dig It (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Richard…

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,…

Prince releases his seventh album : ‘Around the World in a Day’ featuring ‘Raspberry Beret’ (1985)

Prince's 'Around the World in a Day' feat. "Raspberry Beret" is his seventh studio album recorded with The Revolution and released on April 22, 1985 by Paisley Park.Track Listing : 1.Around The World In A Day (Prince, John L. Nelson, David Coleman) - 03:28 . 2.Paisley Park (Prince) - 04:42 . 3.Condition Of The Heart (Prince) - 06:48 . 4.Raspberry Beret (Prince) - 03:33 . 5.Tamborine (Prince) -…

Geffen Records publish Aerosmith’s eleventh album ‘Get a Grip’ featuring ‘Livin’ on the Edge’ (1993)

Aerosmith's 'Get a Grip' feat. 'Livin' on the Edge' is their eleventh studio album released on April 20, 1993 by Geffen Records.Track Listing : 1.Intro (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance) - 00:24 . 2.Eat The Rich (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance) - 04:11 . 3.Get A Grip (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance) - 03:59 . 4.Fever (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry) - 04:15 . 5.Livin' On The Edge…

Def Jam publish Public Enemy’s third album : ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’ (1990)

Public Enemy's 'Fear of a Black Planet' is their third studio album featuring 'Fight the Power' and produced by The Bomb Squad and released on April 10, 1990, by Def Jam / ColumbiaTrack Listing : 1.Contract On The World Love Jam (Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour) - 01:44 . 2.Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Keith Shocklee, Eric Sadler, Carl Ridenhour) - 05:07 . 3.911 Is A Joke (William…

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