We remember Rufus Thomas. ‘Funky Rufus’

This day (December 15, 2001), in Memphis, Tennessee, died Rufus Thomas, an American rhythm and blues, funk and soul singer and comedian.Tracklist : Live in Italy (1993) . w/ Blues Brothers Band - Walking the dog (1988) . Documentary (1973) . Funky Chicken (1973) . Jump Back . Tracklist : Do The Funky Chicken . Walking The Dog . The Memphis Train . Bear Cat . Can Your Monkey Do The Dog . Jump…

Happy Birthday Carla Thomas. ‘Queen Of Memphis’

This day (December 21, 1942), in Memphis, Tennessee, is born Carla Thomas, an American singer, often referred to as the Queen of Memphis Soul.Tracklist : w/ Ricky Fanté - Tramp (2017) . w/ Michael McDonald - When Something is Wrong with My Baby . Gee Whiz (1988) . Pick Up The Pieces (1972) . Comfort Me . Every Ounce of Strength (1965) . Tracklist : Gee Whiz . B-A-B-Y . Let Me Be Good To You .…

Pink Martini release their sixth album ‘Get Happy’ featuring Rufus Wainwright, Phyllis Diller and more guests (2013)

Pink Martini's 'Get Happy' is their sixth studio album recorded with Phyllis Diller, Philippe Katerine, Meow Meow, Ari Shapiro, the von Trapps, and Rufus Wainwright as guests and released on September 24, 2013 by Heinz Records.Track Listing : 1.Ich Dich Liebe (Max Kolpé, Lotar Olias, Karl Vibach) - 02:36 . 2.Quizás, Quizás, Quizás (Osvaldo Farrés) - 03:18 . 3.I'M Waiting For You (Yan Kuan, Chen…

Def Jam publish Public Enemy’s second album :’It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’ featuring ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ (1988)

Public Enemy's 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back' is their second studio album produced by member Chuck D and Hank Shocklee and released on June 28, 1988.by Def Jam / Columbia1 . Countdown To Armageddon (Chuck D Intro, Sydney) 2 . Countdown To Armageddon / Mind Terrorist (Live) 3 . Bring The Noise (Original Video) 4 . Bring The Noise (Official Video, w/ Anthrax) 5 . Don't Believe The…

We Remember Johnnie Taylor. ‘Taylored’

This day (May 31, 2000), in Dallas, Texas, died Johnnie Taylor, an American vocalist from rhythm and blues, soul, blues and gospel to pop, doo-wop and disco.Tracklist : 1 . Good Love (1989) 2 . Still Called The Blues 3 . I’M Changing 4 . Disco Lady (1976) 5 . It’ S September (1974) 6 . Jody’S Got Your Girl And Gone (1972) 7 . Stop Doggin’ Me Around (1972) 8 . Who’S Making Love (1969) Tracklist…

Dr. Feelgood record their third album : ‘Stupidity’ for United Artists (1975)

Dr. Feelgood's 'Stupidity' is their third album recorded live on May 23 & November 8, 1975 and released in September 1976 by United ArtistsTrack Listing : 1.Talking About You (Chuck Berry) - 01:58 . 2.Twenty Yards Behind (Wilko Johnson) - 02:01 . 3.Stupidity (Solomon Burke) - 02:25 . 4.All Through The City (Wilko Johnson) - 02:54 . 5.I'M A Man (Bo Diddley) - 05:10 . 6.Walking The Dog (Rufus…

A Tribe Called Quest release ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm’ featuring ‘Can I Kick It?’ (1990)

A Tribe Called Quest's 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' is their debut album released on April 17, 1990 by Jive Records.Track Listing : 1.Push It Along (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White) - 07:42 . . 2.Luck Of Lucien (Q-Tip, Lucien Revolucien) - 04:32 . . 3.After Hours (Q-Tip) - 04:39 . . 4.Footprints (Q-Tip) - 04:00 . . 5.I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Q-Tip, Phife…

Decca publish ‘The Rolling Stones,’ the band’s debut album featuring ‘Can I Get A Witness’ (1964)

'The The Rolling Stones' feat. 'Can I Get A Witness' is their debut eponymous album released on April 16 1964 by Decca.Track Listing : 1.Route 66 (Bobby Troup) - 02:20 . 2.I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) - 02:17 . 3.Honest I Do (Jimmy Reed) - 02:09 . 4.Mona (I Need You Baby) (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 03:33 . 5.Now I'Ve Got A Witness (Like Uncle Phil And Uncle Gene) (Nanker Phelge) - 02:29…

Naughty by Nature release ’19 Naughty III’ featuring ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ (1993)

Naughty by Nature's '19 Naughty III' feat. 'Hip Hop Hooray' is their third album released on February 23, 1993 by Tommy Boy Records.Track Listing : 1.19 Naughty Iii (Vinnie Brown, Anthony Criss, Kaygee Gist, Naughty By Nature) - 04:42 . . 2.Hip Hop Hooray (Vinnie Brown, Anthony Criss, Kaygee Gist, Naughty By Nature) - 04:26 . . 3.Ready For Dem (Vinnie Brown, Anthony Criss, Kaygee Gist, Naughty…

Columbia Records publish ‘Aerosmith’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Dream On’ (1973)

'Aerosmith' is their eponymous debut studio album released on January 5, 1973 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Make It (Steven Tyler) - 03:41 . 2.Somebody (Steven Tyler, Steven Emspack) - 03:45 . 3.Dream On (Steven Tyler) - 04:28 . 4.One Way Street (Steven Tyler) - 07:00 . 5.Mama Kin (Steven Tyler) - 04:25 . 6.Write Me A Letter (Steven Tyler) - 04:11 . 7.Movin' Out (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry)…

Atco Records publish Otis Redding’s debut album : ‘Pain in My Heart’ (1964)

Otis Redding's 'Pain in My Heart' is his debut album produced by Jim Stewart and released on January 1, 1964 by Atco Records.Track Listing : 1.Pain In My Heart (Naomi Neville) - 02:22 . 2.The Dog (Rufus Thomas) - 02:30 . 3.Stand By Me (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 02:45 . 4.Hey Hey Baby (Otis Redding) - 02:15 . 5.You Send Me (Sam Cooke) - 03:10 . 6.I Need Your Lovin' (Don Gardner,…

We remember Albert King. ‘King Albert’

This day (December 21, 1992), in Memphis, Tennessee, died Albert King, an American blues guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Why You´re so mean to me (1992) . The Sky Is Crying (1989) . w/ Stevie Ray Vaughn- Don’t You Lie To Me (1983) . Born Under A Bad Sign . w/ John Mayall - Stormy Monday . Blues Power (1970) . I'll Play The BLues For You . Tracklist : Born Under A Bad Sign . Crosscut Saw .…

This week In Soul Artists 50/52

Rufus Thomas, Bobby Womack, Otis Redding, D'Angelo, Gladys Knight, Sam Cooke, Donna Summer, Eartha Kitt, Bettye LaVette, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Nancy Wilson. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 327 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Rufus Thomas .…

The Specials release their eponymous and debut album produced by Elvis Costello (1979)

'The Specials' is their eponymous and debut album featuring 'A Message to You, Rudy,' produced by Elvis Costello and released on October 19, 1979 by 2 ToneTrack Listing : 1.A Message To You, Rudy (Dandy Livingstone) - 02:53 . 2.Do The Dog (Rufus Thomas, Jerry Dammers) - 02:09 . 3.It'S Up To You (Jerry Dammers, The Specials) - 03:25 . 4.Nite Klub (Jerry Dammers, The Specials) - 03:22 . 5.Doesn'T…

Def Jam publish LL Cool J’s fourth album : ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ featuring ‘Around the Way Girl’ (1990)

LL Cool J's 'Mama Said Knock You Out' is his fourth studio album produced mostly by Marley Marl and released on September 14, 1990 by Def Jam.Track Listing : 1.The Boomin' System (Ll Cool J, James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams) - 03:41 . . 2.Around The Way Girl (Ll Cool J, James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams) - 04:07 . . 3.Eat 'Em Up, L Chill (Ll Cool J, James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams) - 04:37 .…

This week In Soul Artists 34/52

Mary J. Blige, Eve, Whitney Houston, The Roots, Valerie Simpson, Randy Crawford, Joe Sample, Ben E. King, Aaliyah, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes, Bettye LaVette, Aretha Franklin, Ms. Lauryn HillThey are the Soul Artists selected among the 382 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Mary J. Blige . Eve . Not Today Lifted from : Geffen Records…

Stax Records artists gather at “Wattstax” (1972)

August 20, 1973 - Stax Records organizes a concert with all their roster - The Dramatics, The Staple Singers, The Bar-Kays, Albert King, Little Milton, Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Luther Ingram, Isaac Hayes and many more - to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

We remember Isaac Hayes. ‘From Shaft To Chef’

This day (August 10, 2008), in Memphis, Tennessee, died Isaac Hayes, an American songwriter, musician, singer and actor.Digest Tracklist : Shaft (2005) . Chocolate Salty Balls (2002) . Never Can Say Goodbye . Fragile (1996) . I Stand Accused . Rolling Down A Mountainside (1973) . Walk On By (1969) . Tracklist : Theme From Shaft . Run Fay Run . Walk On By . Never Can Say Goodbye . Do Your…

4th & B’way Records publish Eric B. & Rakim’s debut album : ‘Paid In Full’ (1987)

Eric B. & Rakim's 'Paid in Full' is their debut album released on July 7, 1987 by 4th & B'way Records. Track Listing : 1.I Ain'T No Joke (Eric B. & Rakim) - 03:54 . . 2.Eric B. Is On The Cut (Eric B. & Rakim) - 03:48 . . 3.My Melody (Eric B. & Rakim) - 06:46 . . 4.I Know You Got Soul (Eric B. & Rakim) - 04:46 . . 5.Move The Crowd (Eric B. & Rakim) - 03:49 . .…

Blues Menagerie

From 'Crawlin' Black Spider' to 'Bear Cat', we have mixed 20 'Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Animals'. It has Sam Cooke, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, John Lee Hooker and many more.

Warner Bros. Chaka Khan’s sixth album : ‘Destiny’ (1986)

Chaka Khan's 'Destiny' is her sixth studio album released on June 14, 1986 by Warner Bros.1 . So Close (Live) Track Listing : 1.Love Of A Lifetime (David Gamson, Green Gartside) - 04:21 . 2.Earth To Mickey (Joshua Fried, Reggie Griffin, Arif Mardin, Charlie Singleton, Jeremy Wolff) - 05:37 . 3.Watching The World (John Lang, Richard Page, Steve George) - 04:44 . 4.The Other Side Of The World (B.…

Happy Birthday Sting. ‘Sumner Time’

This day (October 2, 1951), in Wallsend, Northumberland, England, is born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner a.k.a. Sting, English singer and songwriter, co-founder of The PoliceDigest Tracklist : Only the Wind (w/ Eberhard Schoener & The Police ,1978) . Message In A Bottle (w/ The The Police) . Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (w/ The The Police) . Murder By Numbers (w/ The The Police,…

Happy Birthday Jack DeJohnette. ‘Jack Of All Rhythms’

This day (August 9, 1942), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Jack DeJohnette, an American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Skyline Trio feat. Ron Carter & Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Gypsy (2019) . w/ Anouar Brahem - La nuit (2018) . w/ John Scofield, John Medeski and Larry Grenadier - Hudson (2017) . Made in Chicago (Album EPK) (2015) . Playing Free Jazz (2013) . w/ Stanley Clarke & Chick Corea…

This week In New Music Videos 68

Khruangbin . Leon Bridges, SZA . Justin Timberlake, Gorillaz, Alanis Morissette, Taylor Swift, James Blunt, Rufus Wainwright, Dirty Projectors, Midnight Divide, Leonard Cohen, Residente, Four Tet are the performers of the twelve brand new songs that caught, these past days, our interest and musical or visual liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Khruangbin…

Astronomy Domine

From 'El Satelite' to 'Saturday Night On Saturn', we have mixed 17 'Jazz With a Slice Of Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Stars, Planets And Other Sky Items'. It has Benny Carter, Pat Metheny, Gene Ammons With Woody Herman & His Orchestra, Dinah Washington and many more.