As we wish Ray Davies a Happy Birthday, it is the perfect day for a ‘The Kinks At their best’ page

As we wish, today, English singer & songwriter Sir Raymond Douglas Davies a.k.a. Ray Davies a Happy Birthday, the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : The Kinks CREDITSPhoto : Sean RoweAudio : You Really Got Me . All Day and All of the Night . Sunny Afternoon . Lola . A Well Respected Man . Waterloo Sunset . Tired of Waiting for You . Victoria . Strangers . This Time Tomorrow .…

Warner Bros. publish ‘Van Halen,’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Runnin’ with the Devil’ and ‘You Really Got Me’ (1978)

'Van Halen' is their eponymous debut studio album featuring 'Runnin' with the Devil' and 'You Really Got Me,' produced by Ted Templeman and released on February 10, 1978 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Runnin' With The Devil (Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony) - 03:36 . 2.Eruption (Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony) - 01:42 . 3.You…

‘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…

Happy Birthday Ozzy Osbourne

December 3, 1948 - John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne simply known as Ozzy Osbourne, English singer, lead vocalist of Black Sabbath is 73. Happy Birthday SirBlack Sabbath' s 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' is their fifth studio album released on December 1st, 1973. >> Black Sabbath's 'Sabotage' is their sixth studio album co-produced by guitarist Tony Iommi and released on July 28, 1975 by Vertigo.…

The Kinks release their eighth album : ‘Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One’ featuring ‘Lola’ (1970)

The Kinks 'Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One' is their eighth studio album also called 'Lola' produced by singer Ray Davies and released on November 27, 1970 by Pye / Reprise.Track Listing : 1.The Contenders (Ray Davies) - 02:42 . 2.Strangers (Dave Davies) - 03:20 . 3.Denmark Street (Ray Davies) - 02:02 . 4.Get Back In Line (Ray Davies) - 03:04 . 5.Lola (Ray Davies) - 04:01 .…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 44/52

Bonnie Raitt . Crosby Stills and Nash, Tony Bennett . k . Lang, Omara Portuondo . Natalia Lafourcade, Celine Dion . Ne Yo, Mariah Carey . Joe, Maroon . & SZA, Patti Austin . Kurt Elling, Carlos Santana . Los Lobos, Elton John, Eric Clapton . Mark Knopfler, Metallica . Ray Davies, U2 . Patti Smith, Todd Rundgren . Taj MahalThey are the 12 one-off collaborations selected among the 340 Posts we…

Polydor publish The Jam’s third album : ‘All Mod Cons’ (1978)

The Jam's 'All Mod Cons' is their third album produced by Vic Coppersmith-Heaven & Chris Parry and released on November 3, 1978 by Polydor Records.Track Listing : 1.All Mod Cons (Paul Weller) - 01:20 . 2.To Be Someone (Paul Weller) - 02:32 . 3.Mr. Clean (Paul Weller) - 03:29 . 4.David Watts (Ray Davies) - 02:56 . 5.English Rose (Paul Weller) - 02:51 . 6.In The Crowd (Paul Weller) - 05:40 .…

The Kinks release their fourth album : ‘Face to Face’ featuring ‘Sunny Afternoon’ (1966)

The Kinks' 'Face to Face' is their fourth studio album fully written by Ray Davies, produced by Shel Talmy and released on October 28, 1966 by Pye / Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Party Line (Ray Davies) - 02:35 . 2.Rosy Won'T You Please Come Home (Ray Davies) - 02:34 . 3.Dandy (Ray Davies) - 02:12 . 4.Too Much On My Mind (Ray Davies) - 02:28 . 5.Session Man (Ray Davies) - 02:14 . 6.Rainy Day In June…

RCA Records publish David Bowie’s seventh album ‘Pin Ups’ featuring ‘Sorrow’ (1973)

David Bowie's 'Pin Ups' is his seventh studio album featuring covers, co-produced with Ken Scott and released on October 19, 1973 by RCA Records.Track Listing : 1.Rosalyn (Jimmy Duncan, Bill Farley) - 02:27 . 2.Here Comes The Night (Bert Berns) - 03:09 . 3.I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold) - 02:40 . 4.See Emily Play (Syd Barrett) - 04:03 . 5.Everything'S Alright (Nicky Crouch, John Konrad, Simon…

Pye publish The Kinks’ seventh album : ‘Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)’ (1969)

The Kinks' 'Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)' is their seventh (and a concept) studio album produced by lead singer Ray Davies and released on October 10, 1969 by Pye / Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Victoria (Ray Davies) - 03:40 . 2.Yes Sir, No Sir (Ray Davies) - 03:46 . 3.Some Mother'S Son (Ray Davies) - 03:25 . 4.Drivin' (Ray Davies) - 03:21 . 5.Brainwashed (Ray Davies) - 02:34…

Pye release ‘Something Else by The Kinks,’ their fifth album featuring ‘Waterloo Sunset’ (1967)

'Something Else by The Kinks' feat. '"Waterloo Sunset' is their fifth studio album co-produced by Shel Talmy & Ray Davies and released on September 15, 1967 by Pye.Track Listing : 1.David Watts (Ray Davies) - 02:32 . 2.Death Of A Clown (Dave Davies, Ray Davies) - 03:04 . 3.Two Sisters (Ray Davies) - 02:01 . 4.No Return (Ray Davies) - 02:03 . 5.Harry Rag (Ray Davies) - 02:16 . 6.Tin Soldier…

The Pretenders release their second album : ‘Pretenders II’ featuring ‘Talk of the Town’ and ‘ Go to Sleep’ (1981)

The Pretenders ' 'Pretenders II' is their second studio album produced by Chris Thomas and released on August 15, 1981 by Sire.Track Listing : 1.The Adultress (Chrissie Hynde) - 03:55 . 2.Bad Boys Get Spanked (Chrissie Hynde) - 04:04 . 3.Message Of Love (Chrissie Hynde) - 03:26 . 4.I Go To Sleep (Ray Davies) – 2:55 . 5.Birds Of Paradise (Chrissie Hynde) - 04:14 . 6.Talk Of The Town (Chrissie…

We Remember Frank Sinatra. ‘Frankly, My Dear’

This day (May 14, 1998), in Los Angeles, California, died Frank Sinatra, an American singer and film actor.Digest Tracklist : That'S Life (1966) . One For My Baby (1992) . & Liza Minnelli - New York New York (1990) . The Girl From Ipanema (1981) . America The Beautiful (1978) . You Make Me Feel So Young (1971) . Fly Me To The Moon (1969) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Can'T We Be Friends (1959) . Old…

We Remember B.B. King. ‘Long Lived The King’

This day (May 14, 2015), in Las Vegas, died Riley B. King a.k.a. B.B. King (B.B. short for Blues Boy), an American blues guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : In Sing Sing Prison (1973) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (1/2) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (2/2) . When The Saints Go Marching In . All Over Again (1989) . w/ Eric…

Happy Birthday Liza Minnelli. ‘Lady Liza’

This day ( March 12, 1946), in Hollywood, California, is born Liza May Minnelli, an American actress and singer, the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli.Tracklist : New York, New York (2011) . You’ve Let Yourself Go (2008) . @ Susana Giménez (2007) . @ David Letterman (2006) . w/ Ann Hampton Callaway – Stormy Weather . On Creating The Look Of Cabaret . For The World Goes Round (1995)…

David Gilmour releases ‘About Face,’ his second solo album recorded with Steve Winwood & Jon Lord among others (1984)

David Gilmour's 'About Face' is his second solo studio album co-produced with Bob Ezrin and released on March 5, 1984 by Harvest.Track Listing : 1.Until We Sleep (David Gilmour) - 05:15 . 2.Murder (David Gilmour) - 04:59 . 3.Love On The Air (David Gilmour, Pete Townshend) - 04:19 . 4.Blue Light (David Gilmour) - 04:35 . 5.Out Of The Blue (David Gilmour) - 03:35 . 6.All Lovers Are Deranged (David…

Nonesuch publish Joni Mitchell’s ‘Travelogue,’ an album featuring orchestral re-recordings of her previous songs (2002)

Joni Mitchell's 'Travelogue' is a double album featuring orchestral re-recordings of her previous songs, released on November 19, 2002 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.Otis And Marlena (Joni Mitchell) - 03:54 . 2.Amelia (Joni Mitchell) - 06:48 . 3.You Dream Flat Tires (Joni Mitchell) - 03:48 . 4.Love (Joni Mitchell) - 05:40 . 5.Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) - 05:56 . 6.Slouching Toward Bethlehem (Joni…

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,…

Columbia publish Barbra Streisand’s twenty-third album : ‘Emotion’ (1984)

Barbra Streisand's 'Emotion' is her twenty-third studio album released on October 9, 1984 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Emotion (Peter Bliss) - 04:58 . 2.Make No Mistake, He'S Mine (Kim Carnes ) - 04:10 . 3.Time Machine (Maurice White, Martin George Page, Brian Fairweather) - 04:56 . 4.Best I Could (Bobby Whiteside, Richard Parker) - 04:21 . 5.Left In The Dark (Jim Steinman) - 07:13 . 6.Heart…

Supertramp release their third album : ‘Crime of the Century’ featuring ‘Bloody Well Right’ (1974)

Supertramp's 'Crime of the Century' feat. 'Bloody Well Right' is their third album released on September 13, 1974 by A&MTrack Listing : 1.School (Roger Hodgson, Rick Davies) - 05:35 . 2.Bloody Well Right (Roger Hodgson, Rick Davies) - 04:32 . 3.Hide In Your Shell (Roger Hodgson, Rick Davies) - 06:49 . 4.Asylum (Roger Hodgson, Rick Davies) - 06:45 . 5.Dreamer (Roger Hodgson, Rick Davies) -…

GRP release George Benson’s ‘That’s Right,’ an album produced by Tommy Lipuma (1996)

George Benson's 'That's Right' is an album released produced by Tommy Lipuma and on July 30, 1996 by Grp .Track Listing : 1.That'S Right (Ron Smith, Michael White) - 05:02 . 2.The Thinker (Gary Haase, Bob Ward) - 05:37 . 3.Marvin Said (George Benson) - 05:20 . 4.True Blue (Adam Gus Falcon, Trevor Gale) - 05:06 . 5.Holdin' On (Gary Brown) - 05:32 . 6.Song For My Brother (Paul Peterson) - 04:16 .…

The Prodigy release ‘The Fat of the Land,’ their third studio album featuring ‘Breathe’ and ‘Firestarter’ (1997)

The Prodigy' s 'The Fat of the Land' is their third studio album released on June 30, 1997 by XL Recordings / Maverick Records.Track Listing : 1.Smack My Bitch Up (Liam Howlett, Cedric Miller, Trevor Randolph, Maurice Smith, Keith Thornton) - 05:42 . 2.Breathe (Iam Howlett, Keith Flint, Keith Palmer) - 05:35 . 3.Diesel Power (Liam Howlett, Keith Thornton) - 04:17 . 4.Funky Shit (Liam Howlett,…

‘La La Land’

'La La Land' is the album featuring the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of the eponymous movie directed by Damien Chazelle and released on December 9, 2016 by Interscope RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Another Day Of Sun (Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul) - 03:48 . 2.Someone In The Crowd (Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul) - 04:19 . 3.Mia And Sebastian'S Theme (Justin Hurwitz) - 01:38 .…