This week In Soul Artists 33/52

Maxwell, Sly and The Family Stone, Grover Washington Jr., Tower Of Power, The Crusaders, King Curtis and The Kingpins, Ohio Players, Booker T and The MG's, Joe Tex, The Voices Of East Harlem, Larry Graham, Maceo Parker

Beyoncé releases ‘Lemonade,’ her sixth album featuring James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Jack White as guests (2016)

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' is her sixth studio album featuring James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Jack White as guests and released on April 23, 2016 by Parkwood Entertainment / Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Pray You Catch Me (Beyoncé, Kevin Garrett, James Blake) - 03:15 . 2.Hold Up (Beyoncé, Thomas Wesley Pentz, Ezra Koenig, Emile Haynie, Joshua Tillman, Uzoechi Emenike, Sean Rhoden,…

Warner Bros. publish Jaco Pastorius’ third album : ‘Invitation’ recorded with his Word of Mouth big band (1983)

Jaco Pastorius 'Invitation' is his third album recorded with his Word of Mouth big band and released in December 1983 by Warner Bros.1 . Invitation 2 . Amerika (Montreal) 3 . Soul Intro / The Chicken (Live, 1982) 4 . Continuum (Live, w/ Word Of Mouth Big Band) 5 . Liberty City 6 . Liberty City 7 . Sophisticated Lady (w/ Toots Thielemans 8 . Fannie Mae Track Listing : 1.Invitation (Bronislaw…

Jaco Pastorius records ‘The Birthday Concert’ in Florida for Warner Bros. (1995)

Jaco Pastorius' 'The Birthday Concert' is a live album recorded on December 1, 1981, at Mr. Pip'S In Ft. Lauderdale in Florida and released on September 26, 1995. by Warner Bros.1 . Invitation 2 . Three Views Of A Secret 3 . Liberty City Track Listing : 1.Soul Intro/The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis, Jaco Pastorius) - 08:01 . 2.Continuum (Jaco Pastorius) - 02:34 . 3.Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper) -…

Happy Birthday Randy Brecker. ‘Brother Randy’

This day (November 27, 1945), in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, is born Randy Brecker, an American trumpeter and flugelhornist.Tracklist : 1 . Now's the Time (2020) 2 . w/ Chad Lefkowitz-Brown & F. Giachino trio – @ Torino Jazz Festival (2019) 3 . Some Skunk Funk (2018) 4 . w/ Marvin Stamm – A Night of Jazz (2017) 5 . w/ Andrei Kondakov – ДЖАЗ НА ДНЕПРЕ (2016) 6 . w/ Bob Mintzer – Some skunk funk…

Polydor release James Brown’s album : ‘Get On the Good Foot’ featuring ‘Cold Sweat’ and ‘Please, Please, Please’ (1972)

James Brown's 'Get On the Good Foot' feat. 'Cold Sweat' & 'Please, Please, Please' is a double album released on November 20, 1972 by Polydor.1 . Get On The Good Foot 2 . Good Foot 3 . Cold Sweat (The Boston Garden) 4 . Please Please Please (The Apollo Theatre, 1985) 5 . Ain't That A Groove (w/ The Famous Flames ) 6 . Make It Funky Track Listing : 1.Get On The Good Foot, Pts. 1& 2…

Chris Robinson takes the Soulive Revue plus some famous guests to Florida (2014)

, 2014 - Chris Robinson's Soulive Revue - that is Chris Robinson of Black Crowes fame (voc), Eric Krasno (g), Alan Evans (d), Neal Evans (kb), Eric Bloom (tp), Ryan Zoidis (s), Alecia Chakour & Jasmine Muhammad (bck voc) - plus George Porter Jr. (b), Ivan Neville (kb), Oteil Burbridge (b), Pee Wee Ellis (s), Jennifer Hartswick (bck voc), Bernard Purdie (d) and Roosevelt Collier (steel) as…

James Brown records ‘Sex Machine,’ a double live album with the original J.B.’s (1969)

James Brown's 'Sex Machine' is a double live album recorded on October 14, 1969, with the original J.B.'s featuring Bootsy Collins and Catfish Collins and released In 1970 By King.1 . Sex Machine (1971) 2 . Brother Rapp 3 . Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (Palasport, Bologna Italy April, 1971) 4 . (On "The Mike Douglas Show," 1969) 5 . It's A Man Man World (1971) 6 . Please, Please, Please…

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…

CTI publish George Benson’s ‘Body Talk’ produced by Creed Taylor (1973)

George Benson's 'Body Talk' is a studio album produced by Creed Taylor and released on August 23, 1973 by CTI.Track Listing : 1.Dance (George Benson, Pee Wee Ellis) - 10:31 . 2.When Love Has Grown (Donny Hathaway, Gene Mcdaniels) - 05:03 . 3.Plum (George Benson) - 05:31 . 4.Body Talk (George Benson) - 08:20 . 5.Top Of The World (George Benson) - 09:45 Pete Turner ALSO READOfficial…

World Circuit release Ali Farka Touré’s final solo album : ‘Savane’ (2006)

Ali Farka Touré's 'Savane' is his final solo (and the third and final part of the 'Hôtel Mandé Sessions') album, released on July 17, 2006 by World Circuit.1 . Savane Track Listing : 1.Erdi (Ali Farka Touré) - 04:42 . 2.Yer Bounda Fara (Ali Farka Touré) - 04:18 . 3.Beto (Ali Farka Touré) - 04:49 . 4.Savane (Ali Farka Touré) - 07:43 . 5.Soya (Ali Farka Touré) - 04:38 . 6.Penda Yoro (Ali Farka…

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…

We remember Bernie Worrell. ‘Bernie M.P.’

This day (June 24, 2016) in Everson, Washington, died George Bernard 'Bernie' Worrell, Jr., an American keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads.Tracklist : 1 . George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic - Keyboard Solo (2004) 2 . The Bernie Worrell Orchestra - Star Child (2012) 3 . w/ Pee Wee Ellis & Fred Wesley -…

Happy Birthday Bernard Purdie. ‘So Pretty’

This day (June 11, 1939), in Elkton, Maryland, is born Bernard Lee Purdie a.k.a Pretty Purdie, an American session drummer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Sugaray Rayford - (2018) 2 . w/ Roy Bennett - Battle (2016) 3 . Souper Groove (2015) 4 . Funky Grooves in Japan (2013) 5 . @ NAMM (2012) 6 . w/ Chuck Rainey, David T Walker, Lou Donaldson - Tighten Up (1993) 7 . w/ Under Kontrol - Live in France (2011) 8…

Happy Birthday Maceo Parker. ‘Pass The Year, Maceo’

This day ( February 14, 1943), in Kinston, North Carolina, is born Maceo Parker, an American funk and soul jazz saxophonist.Tracklist : @ Jazz San Javier (2019) . Make it Funky! (2018) . P-Funkin' (2016) . Go Ahead / Uptown Up / Shake Everything You Got (2014) . Make it funky (2012) . Medley (2010) . Let'S Get It On . At North Sea Jazz (1/2) (2005) . At North Sea Jazz (2/2) (2005) . Uptown Up…

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong record ‘Ella and Louis Again’ for Verve (1957)

'Ella and Louis Again' by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong is a studio (sequel to their 1956 'Ella and Louis') album recorded on July 23 & 31 and August 13, 1957 In 1957 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Be That Way (Benny Goodman, Mitchell Parish, Edgar Sampson) - 05:01 . 2.Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 03:59 . 3.They All Laughed (George…

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950) . Tracklist : Greensleeves . Body And Soul . La Rosita . Smoke Gets in Your Eyes . Desafinado . One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota…

Steve Vai releases ‘Real Illusions: Reflections,’ his seventh studio album (2005)

Steve Vai's 'Real Illusions: Reflections' is his seventh studio album (and the first part of a three-part concept album) released on February 22, 2005 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.Building The Church (Steve Vai) - 04:58 . 2.Dying For Your Love (Steve Vai) - 04:50 . 3.Glorious (Steve Vai) - 04:35 . 4.K'M-Pee-Du-Wee (Steve Vai) - 04:00 . 5.Firewall (Steve Vai) - 04:19 . 6.Freak Show Excess (Steve Vai)…

Guitar Heroes

From 'Wringin' and Twistin'' to 'Make No Mistake', we have mixed 19 'Jazz and Some Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Jazz Guitarists'. It has Lonnie Johnson & Eddie Lang, Eddie Lang & Carl Kress, George Barnes & Carl Kress, Big Bill Broonzy and many more.