As we wish today a happy birthday to Richard Carpenter, the time is perfect for a ‘Carpenters At their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, American musician and singer Richard Carpenter a Happy 74th Birthday, the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : The Carpenters CREDITSPhoto : Erica FelicianoAudio : We've Only Just Begun . Close to You . Superstar . Rainy Days and Mondays . Top of the World . Yesterday Once More . Merry Christmas Darling . Please Mr. Postman . Sleigh Ride . Goodbye to Love . Video…

A&M publish Carpenters’ sixth album : ‘Horizon’ featuring ‘Solitaire’ (1975)

Carpenters' 'Horizon' is their sixth album produced by Richard & Karen Carpenter and released on June 6, 1975 by A&M1 . Only Yesterday 2 . Please Mr Postman 3 . Please Mr Postman 4 . In Concert at the New London Theatre (1976) Track Listing : 1.Aurora (Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) - 01:32 . 2.Only Yesterday (Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) - 04:11 . 3.Desperado (Don Henley, Glenn…

A&M publish ‘Carpenters,’ their eponymous third album featuring ‘Superstar’ (1971)

'Carpenters' feat. 'Superstar' is their eponymous third studio album released on May 14, 1971 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Rainy Days And Mondays (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) - 03:40 . 2.Saturday (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) - 01:20 . 3.Let Me Be The One (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) - 02:25 . 4.(A Place To) Hideaway (Randy Sparks) - 03:40 . 5.For All We Know (Fred Karlin, Arthur James,…

A&M release The Carpenters’ fifth album : ‘Now & Then’ (1973)

The Carpenters' 'Now & Then' is their fifth album featuring Karen Carpenter as a drummer on almost all tracks and released on May 1, 1973 by A&MTrack Listing : 1.Sing (Joe Raposo) - 03:20 . 2.This Masquerade (Leon Russell) - 04:50 . 3.Heather (Johnny Pearson) - 02:47 . 4.Jambalaya / Dead Man'S Curve / Johnny Angel / The Night Has A Thousand Eyes / Our Day Will Come / One Fine Day ( .…

We Remember Karen Carpenter

February 4, 1983 - Karen Carpenter, American singer, one half of The Carpenters, died at 32 in California from a heart failure caused by an eating disorder. She is remembered.Carpenters' 'Horizon' is their sixth album produced by Richard & Karen Carpenter and released on June 6, 1975 by A&M >> The Carpenters' 'Now & Then' is their fifth album featuring Karen Carpenter as a…

A&M publish The Carpenters’ second album : ‘Close To You’ featuring ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ (1970)

The Carpenters' 'Close to You' is their second studio album featuring '(They Long to Be) Close to You' and 'We've Only Just Begun,' produced by Jack Daugherty and released on August 19, 1970 by A&MTrack Listing : 1.We'Ve Only Just Begun (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) - 03:04 . 2.Love Is Surrender (Ralph Carmichael) - 01:59 . 3.Maybe It'S You (John Bettis, Richard Carpenter) - 03:09 . 4.Reason…

Art Pepper records ‘Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics’ with a big band conducted by Marty Paich (1959)

'Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics' is an album recorded on March 12, 24 & May 12, 1959 with a jazz big band conducted and arranged by Marty Paich and released the same year by Contemporary.Track Listing : 1.Move (Denzil Best) - 03:26 . 2.Groovin' High (Dizzy Gillespie) - 03:22 . 3.Opus De Funk (Horace Silver) - 03:13 . 4.'Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie…

Miles Davis records ‘Walkin’ with the Miles Davis All Stars (1954)

Miles Davis' 'Walkin' is an album recorded on April, 3 and April 29, 1954 with the 'Miles Davis All Stars' and released the same year by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) - 13:24 . 2.Blue 'N' Boogie (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli) - 08:15 . 3.Solar (Miles Davis) - 04:41 . 4.You Don'T Know What Love Is - (Don Raye / Gene De Paul)) - 04:20 . 5.Love Me Or Leave Me (Gus Kahn /…

ABC Paramount publish Quincy Jones’ debut album : ‘This Is How I Feel About Jazz’ (1957)

Quincy Jones' 'This Is How I Feel About Jazz' is his debut album recorded in New-York City and released on March 21, 1957 by Abc Paramount.Track Listing : 1.Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) – 10:47 . 2.Stockholm Sweetnin' (Quincy Jones) – 05:41 . 3.Evening In Paris (Quincy Jones) – 04:09 . 4.Sermonette (Adderley, Hendricks) – 05:58 . 5.A Sleepin' Bee (Arlen, Capote) – 04:42 . 6.Boo'S Blues (Jones) –…

This week In Singing Ladies 51/52

Kylie Minogue, Judy Garland, Karen Carpenter, Linda Ronstadt, Samantha Fish, Christina Aguilera, Cesaria Evora, Rihanna, Gianna Nannini, Heather Nova, Tarja Turunen, Maria Callas They are the 12 Singing Ladies selected among the 267 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Kylie Minogue . Santa Baby Lifted from : Kylie Minogue closes her…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Groovin’ at Smalls’ Paradise,’ a live album for Blue Note (1957)

Jimmy Smith's 'Groovin' at Smalls' Paradise' is a live album recorded on November 15, 1957 and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : Imagination (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 07:56 . Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) - 11:41 . My Funny Valentine (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 11:03 . It'S Only A Paper Moon (Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg, Billy Rose) - 10:28 . I Can'T Give You Anything…

This week In Singing Ladies 42/52

Amy Winehouse, Andra Day, Anita Baker, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Jessie J, Esperanza Spalding, Sarah McLachlan, Carpenters, Julie London, Lady Gaga, Lisa Fischer They are the 12 Singing Ladies selected among the 400 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Amy Winehouse . Stronger Than Me Lifted from : Amy Winehouse releases her…

Miles Davis records ‘Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival’ with George Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams (1963)

Miles Davis' 'Live at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival' is an album recorded with George Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams on September 20, 1963 and released on July 31, 2007 By Monterey Jazz Festival Records.Track Listing : 1.Waiting For Miles – 0:41 . 2.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) – 11:24 . 3.So What (Miles Davis) – 11:20 . 4.Stella By…

Miles Davis records ‘In Europe’ with Ron Carter, George Coleman, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams at Festival du Jazz in Antibes (1963)

Miles Davis' 'In Europe' is an album with Ron Carter, George Coleman, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams, recorded on July 27, 1963 at Festival Mondial du Jazz in Antibes and released in 1964 by Columbia.Track listing : . 1.Autumn Leaves (Johnny Mercer / Jacques Prévert) - 13:52 . 2.Milestones (Miles Davis) - 09:16 . 3.I Thought About You (James Van Heusen / Johnny Mercer) - 11:44 . 4.Joshua…

We remember Ray Charles. ‘Ray Of Light’

This day (June 10, 2004), in Beverly Hills, California, died Ray Charles, an American singer and musician.Tracklist : 1 . Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder - Living For The City 2 . A Song For You (1999) 3 . What' D I Say (1997) 4 . Hit The Road Jack (1982) 5 . America The Beautiful 6 . La Mama (1979) 7 . Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles – It Takes Two To Tango (1975) 8 . Georgia On My Mind 9 .…

Eliane Elias releases ‘I Thought About You’ as ‘A Tribute to Chet Baker’ (2013)

Eliane Elias' 'I Thought About You' is an album sub-titled 'A Tribute to Chet Baker' released on May 28, 2013 by Concord.Track Listing : 1.I Thought About You (James Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer) - 04:56 . 2.There Will Never Be Another You (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 04:42 . 3.This Can'T Be Love (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 03:53 . 4.Embraceable You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 05:04 .…

Happy Birthday Judy Collins

May 1, 19** - Miss Judith Marjorie Judy Collins, American singer, of "Judy Blue Eyes" song fame is @)_!. Happy Birthday Miss Judy Collins is backed by Ken Bichel (kb), Corky Hale (harp, kb), Lou Volpe (g), Done Payne (b) & Warren Odes (d) plus Tom Bogdon, Dave Smith & Leslie Dorsey (bck voc) at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ >> 97 MINUTES on RVM >> David Bromberg,…

Happy Birthday Emmylou Harris

April 2, 19** - Emmylou Harris, American singer, songwriter and musician is @)_!. Happy Birthday Miss Stray Cats, Levon Helm, B.B. King, Al Kooper, Don Was, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, The Byrds with Roger McGuinn, David Crosby & Chris Hillman, Bob Dylan plus Cindy Bullens (g), Wendy Melvoin (g), Lisa Coleman (kb), Tina Weymouth (b), Debbie Peterson (voc)and Carla Azar (d). They…

Paul, Jackson, Emmylou et al celebrate Joan Baez (2016)

January 27, 2016 - David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Richard Thompson and more. They will all celebrate Joan Baez Birthday at the Beacon Theatre in New York City

Columbia publish Miles Davis’ album : ‘Four & More: Recorded Live in Concert’ (1964)

Miles Davis' 'Four & More: Recorded Live in Concert' is an album recorded on February 12, 1964 at Philharmonic Hall Of Lincoln Center, New York City and released on January 17, 1966 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.So What (Miles Davis) - 09:10 . 2.Walkin' (Richard Henry Carpenter) - 08:06 . 3.Joshua/Go-Go (Victor Feldman) - 11:14 . 4.Four (Eddie Vinson) - 06:18 . 5.Seven Steps To Heaven…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s album : ‘Tony’ (1957)

Tony Bennett's 'Tony' is an album (re-titled 'Tony Bennett Showcase') produced by Ernest Altschuler and released on January 14, 1957 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.It Had To Be You (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 02:58 . 2.You Can Depend On Me (Charlie Carpenter, Louis Dunlap, Earl Hines) - 02:14 . 3.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 03:29 . 4.Taking A Chance On Love (Vernon…

Happy Birthday Joan Baez. ‘Here’s To Joan’

This day (January 9, 1941), in Staten Island, New York, is born Joan Chandos Baez simply known as Joan Baez, an American folk singer and activist.Tracklist : It Aint Me Babe (BBC Television 1965) . With God on Our Side (1966) . Tears Of Rage (1968) . One Day at a Time (Woodstock, 1969) . Let It Be (Isle Of Wight, 1970) . Love Song to a Stranger (France, 1973) . Diamonds And Rust (French…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 50/52

Nicole Scherzinger, John~Owen~Jones, Ramin Karimloo, Simon Bowman . Earl Carpenter, Eric Clapton, D'Angelo, David Sanborn . Marcus Miller, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton . Mitch Mitchell, Lady Gaga . The Rolling Stones, George Harrison . Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne . David Crosby, Paul Weller . Adele, Warren Hayes . Dave Matthews, Joe Walsh . Billy Gibbons,…

Arista Records publish Kenny G’s second cover album : ‘At Last…The Duets Album’ (2004)

Kenny G's 'At Last...The Duets Album' is his second cover album recorded with David Sanborn , Arturo Sandoval, LeAnn Rimes, Earth, Wind & Fire, Yolanda Adams, Daryl Hall, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Richard Marx, Barbra Streisand and more and released on November 23, 2004 by Arista Records.Track Listing : 1.(Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Michael Kamen, Robert John "Mutt" Lange) - 04:21 .…

Harmonizing veteran David Crosby embark young partners, among them Michael Teague of Snarky Puppy, for another trip toward Woodstock. Your weed or mine?

David Crosby's 'Here If You Listen' is his seventh album recorded with Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis and Michael Teague of Snarky Puppy and released on October 26, 2018 by BMG (Source David Crosby - Here If You Listen | Official Site)USA Today At age, 77, David Crosby is a “lion in winter” – sage in the ways of the world he serenades, with leonine hair and a history of stirring up trouble…

Happy Birthday Jackson Browne

October 9, 1948 - Jackson Browne, American singer, songwriter & musician is 72. Happy Birthday SirJackson Browne 's 'Running on Empty' is his fifth album released on December 6, 1977 by Asylum. >> 'Jackson Browne' is his eponymous debut album produced by Richard Sanford Orshoff and released in January 1972 by Asylum. >> Jackson Browne' s 'For Everyman' is his second album…

Sting releases his eleventh album : ‘The Last Ship’ based on his eponymous musical to be premiered the following year (2013)

Sting's 'The Last Ship' is his eleventh (his first since 2003) studio album released on September 20, 2013 by Cherrytree, Interscope, A&M.Track Listing : 1.The Last Ship (Sting) - 03:50 . 2.Dead Man'S Boots (Sting) - 03:29 . 3.And Yet (Sting) - 03:52 . 4.August Winds (Sting) - 03:17 . 5.Language Of Birds (Rob Mathes, Sting) - 03:30 . 6.Practical Arrangement (Rob Mathes, Sting) - 03:19 . 7.The…

Verve publish Diana Krall’s ninth album : ‘From This Moment On’ (2006)

Diana Krall's 'From This Moment On' is her ninth album released on September 19, 2006 by Verve.Track listing : 1.It Could Happen To You (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 03:29 . 2.Isn't This a Lovely Day? (Irving Berlin) – 06:07 . 3.How Insensitive (Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 05:20 . 4.Exactly Like You (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 03:03 . 5.From This Moment…

Happy Birthday David Bromberg. ‘Bromberg Variations’

This day (September 19, 1945), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born David Bromberg, an American bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, etc. multi-instrumentalist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Big Road (2020) . Statesboro Blues/Church Bell Blues (2019) . Walkin’ Blues (2017) . Dehlia (2015) . I Like to Sleep Late in the Morning (2013) . It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (2012) . w/ his Big…

Happy Birthday David Crosby. ‘Sing Crosby’

This day (August 14, 1941), in Los Angeles, California, is born David Van Cortlandt Crosby simply known as David Crosby, American singer-songwriter, guitarist & co-founder of the The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & NashDigest Tracklist : Mr. Tambourine Man (w/ The Byrds, 1965) . Chimes Of Freedom (w/ The Byrds, 1967) . Down By The River (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, 1970) . Traction In…

Happy birthday Mavis Staples. ‘The Mavis Singer’

This day (July 10, 1939 ), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Mavis Staples, an American rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist who recorded with The Staple Singers, her family's band.Mavis StaplesDigest Tracklist : w/ Lake Street Dive - Everyday People (2020) . Touch A Hand, Make A Friend (2019) . No Time For Cryin (2018) . If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)…