Happy Birthday Sly Dunbar. ‘Sly from the Dunbar Family’

This day (May 10, 1952), in Kingston, Jamaica, is born Lowell 'Sly' Fillmore Dunbar a.k.a Sly Dunbar, a drummer usually orking together with bassist Robbie Shakespeare.Digest Tracklist : Ernest Ranglin, Monty Alexander, Sly & Robbie - Ram Jam (2011) . Sly & Robbie - Documentary (2011) . Sinéad O'Connor - Marcus Garvey (2005) . Black Uhuru, Sly & Robbie - Switzerland (2001) . Grace…

Columbia publish Herbie Hancock’s thirty-fifth album : ‘Future Shock’ featuring ‘Rockit’ (1983)

Herbie Hancock's 'Future Shock' feat. 'Rockit' is his thirty-fifth album released in August, 1983 by Columbia.1 . Rockit (Official Video) 2 . Earth Beat (1985) 3 . Autodrive 4 . Rock It (Live) Track Listing : 1.Rockit (Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn, Bill O. Laswell) - 05:28 . 2.Future Shock - (Curtis Mayfield) - 08:05 . 3.Tfs (Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn, Bill O. Laswell) -…

Montreux gets up, stands up for Peter Tosh (1979)

July 16, 1979 - Peter Tosh and band - that is Darryl Thompson (g), Ed Elizalde (g), Mikey Chung (g), Robbie Shakespeare (b), Sly Dunbar (d), Robert Lynn (kb), Keith Sterling (kb)& The Tamlins (bck voc) - perform at "Montreux Jazz Festival" in Switzerland

Happy Birthday Monty Alexander. ‘The Full Monty’

This day (June 6, 1944), in Kingston, Jamaica, is born Monty Alexander, a jazz pianist with a strong Caribbean influence.Tracklist : 1 . RastaMonk Vibrations (2019) 2 . Battle hymn of the Republic/Glory Hallelujah (2018) 3 . Nature Boy / Running Away (2015) 4 . Funji Mama (2012) 5 . Renewal (2011) 6 . w/ Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie - Live In Tokyo (2011) 7 . w/ Harlem Kingston Express - No…

Def Jam publish Rihanna’s third album : ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ featuring ‘Umbrella’ & ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ (2007)

Rihanna's 'Good Girl Gone Bad' feat. 'Umbrella' &'Don't Stop the Music' is her third studio album released on May 31, 2007 by Def Jam /SRP Records.1 . Umbrella (Orange Version) (Official Music Video, w/ JAY-Z) 2 . Umbrella (Pepsi Smash) 3 . Don't Stop The Music 4 . Breakin' Dishes (Control Room) 5 . Breakin' Dishes (BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2007) 6 . Shut Up and Drive (AOL Sessions) 7 .…

Happy Birthday Paul Weller

May 25, 1958 - Paul Weller, English singer, songwriter and guitarist, founder and member of The Jam is 63. Happy Birthday SirThe Jam's 'Setting Sons' feat. 'The Eton Rifles,' is their fourth studio album almost fully written by leader Paul Weller and released on November 16, 1979 by Polydor >> The Jam's 'In the City' is their debut studio album released on May 20, 1977 by Polydor…

Island release Joe Cocker’s ‘Sheffield Steel’ recorded with the Compass Point Allstars (1982)

Joe Cocker's 'Sheffield Steel' is his eighth studio album recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau and released on May 22, 1982 by Island.Track Listing : 1.Look What You'Ve Done (Leo Nocentelli) . 2.Shocked (Ira Ingber, Greg Sutton) . 3.Sweet Little Woman (Andy Fraser) . 4.Seven Days (Bob Dylan) . 5.Marie (Randy Newman) . 6.Ruby Lee (Bill Withers, Melvin Dunlap) . 7.Many Rivers To Cross (Jimmy…

Grace Jones releases ‘Nightclubbing,’ her fifth album featuring ‘Pull Up to the Bumper’ (1981)

Grace Jones' 'Nightclubbing' is her fifth studio album recorded at At Compass Point, Bahamas with a team of session musicians and released on May 11, 1981.Track Listing : 1.Walking In The Rain (Harry Vanda, George Young) - 04:18 . 2.Pull Up To The Bumper (Grace Jones, Koo Koo Baya, Dana Mano) - 04:41 . 3.Use Me (Bill Withers) - 05:04 . 4.Nightclubbing (David Bowie, Iggy Pop) - 05:06 . 5.Art…

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Island publish Grace Jones’ fourth album : ‘Warm Leatherette’ featuring ‘Private Life’ (1980)

Grace Jones' 'Warm Leatherette' is her fourth (more reggae & New Wave than disco) studio album released on May 9, 1980 by Island. Track Listing : 1.Warm Leatherette (Daniel Miller) - 05:38 . 2.Private Life (Chrissie Hynde) - 06:19 . 3.A Rolling Stone (Deniece Williams, Fritz Baskett, Grace Jones) - 03:30 . 4.Love Is The Drug (Bryan Ferryandy Mackay) - 08:41 . 5.The Hunter Gets Captured By The…

Virgin publish Peter Tosh’s debut album : ‘Legalize It’ (1976)

Peter Tosh's 'Legalize It' is his debut album as a solo artist, recorded in May 1976 and released in May 1976 by Virgin / Columbia .Track Listing : 1.Legalize It (Peter Tosh) - 04:35 . 2.Burial (Peter Tosh, Bunny Livingston) - 03:54 . 3.What'Cha Gonna Do? (Peter Tosh) - 02:25 . 4.No Sympathy (Peter Tosh) - 04:35 . 5.Why Must I Cry (Peter Tosh, Bob Marley) - 03:08 . 6.Igziabeher (Let Jah Be…

Fugees release their second and final album : ‘The Score’ featuring ‘Killing Me Softly,’ ‘Fu-Gee-La’ and ‘Ready or Not’ (1996)

Fugees' 'The Score' feat. 'Ready Or Not' and 'Killing Me Softly' is their second and final studio album released on February 13, 1996 by Ruffhouse.Track Listing : 1.Red Intro (Fugees) - 01:51 . 2.How Many Mics (Lauryn Hill) - 04:28 . 3.Ready Or Not (Thom Bell, Lauryn Hill) - 03:47 . 4.Zealots (Lauryn Hill) - 04:20 . 5.The Beast (Lauryn Hill, Natalie Jean) - 05:37 . 6.Fu-Gee-La (Lauryn Hill,…

The Rolling Stones release their seventeenth album : ‘Undercover’ (1983)

The The Rolling Stones ' 'Undercover' is their seventeenth studio album released on November 7,1983 by The Rolling Stones Records. Track Listing : 1.Undercover Of The Night (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 04:31 . 2.She Was Hot (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 04:40 . 3.Tie You Up (The Pain Of Love) (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 04:16 . 4.Wanna Hold You (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 03:52…

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

Grace Jone' '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.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 Still (Grace Jones, Barry…

Bob Dylan releases his twenty-second album : ‘Infidels’ co-produced with Mark Knopfler (1983)

Bob Dylan's 'Infidels' is his twenty-second studio album co-produced with Mark Knopfler and released on October 27, 1983 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Jokerman (Bob Dylan) - 06:12 . 2.Sweetheart Like You (Bob Dylan) - 04:31 . 3.Neighborhood Bully (Bob Dylan) - 04:33 . 4.License To Kill (Bob Dylan) - 03:31 . 5.Man Of Peace (Bob Dylan) - 06:27 . 6.Union Sundown (Bob Dylan) - 05:21 . 7.I And…

Chrysalis publish Robbie Williams’ seventh studio album : ‘Rudebox’ (2006)

Robbie Williams' 'Rudebox' is his seventh studio album featuring William Orbit, Mark Ronson & Pet Shop Boys and released on October 23, 2006 by ChrysalisTrack Listing : 1.Rudebox (Robbie Williams, Kelvin Andrews, Danny Spencer, Bill Laswell, Carl Aiken, William Collins, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare) - 04:45 . 2.Viva Life On Mars (Robbie Williams, Andrews Spencer) - 04:51 . 3.Lovelight…

‘Rockpalast’ tapes Black Uhuru (1981)

October 17, 1981 - Jamaican reggae band Black Uhuru (featuring the rhythm "dream team" Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare) performs in Essen (Germany) for the WDR Rockpalast TV Show.

Paul Weller has put a lot of acoustic guitars, strings and ballads in his mod music. ‘That’s all folk…music!’

Paul Weller's "True Meanings" is his fourteenth solo album featuring among other guests Martin Carthy, Danny Thompson, Noel Gallagher and Rod Argent of the Zombies and released on September 14, 2018 by Parlophone(Source Paul Weller - True Meanings | Official Site)Paste his voice smooth and low over acoustic guitars before giving way to pastoral strings on the instrumental break. The Clash Music…

We remember Peter Tosh. ‘Legalize Pete’

This day (September 11, 1987), in Jamaica, died Winston Hubert McIntosh a.k.a Peter Tosh, a Jamaican reggae musician.Digest Tracklist : Legalize It . Rastafari Is . Mama Africa . Johnny B Goode . Bush Doctor (1979) . Get Up Stand Up (1979) . w/ Mick Jagger – Walk & Don T Look Back . w/ Bob Marley – Concrete Jungle (1973) . Tracklist : Legalize It . Get Up, Stand Up . Equal Rights . Burial .…

With the release of ‘As the World Turns,’ Duckie Simpson brings back Black Uhuru after a seventeen years hiatus. ‘As the world turns, always expect a return’

Black Uhuru's 'As the World Turns' is their sixteenth studio album produced by Horace “King Hopeton” Campbell released on September 7, 2018 by Capitol.(Source Black Uhuru - As the World Turns | Official Site)Exclaim! Even after being in the industry for 50-plus years, Simpson's vocals sound as youthful and reverent as ever ReggaeVille Half of the album was recorded in California & the rest…

David Bowie releases his eighth album : ‘Diamond Dogs’ featuring ‘Rebel Rebel’ and ‘1984’ (1974)

David Bowie's 'Diamond Dogs' feat. 'Rebel Rebel'" is his eighth studio album released on May 24, 1974 by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Future Legend (David Bowie) - 01:05 . 2.Diamond Dogs (David Bowie) - 05:56 . 3.Sweet Thing (David Bowie) - 03:39 . 4.Candidate (David Bowie) - 02:40 . 5.Sweet Thing (Reprise) (David Bowie) - 02:31 . 6.Rebel Rebel (David Bowie) - 04:30 . 7.Rock 'N' Roll With Me (David…

‘Vous Avez Dit Bizarre’ N°346 – New Music Videos

Phoebe Green, Kate Bollinger, tobi lou, Sondre Lerche, Peach Pit, Isaac Dunbar, Zheani, Aldous Harding, ericdoa, Lynks, Porridge Radio, StromaeThey are the performers of twelve brand new videos that amused, puzzled and sometimes shocked us, these past days. Beware possibly NSFW Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Phoebe Green . Make It Easy Lyrics >>…

Abbey Lincoln records ‘Straight Ahead’ with Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins & Max Roach (1961)

Abbey Lincoln's 'Straight Ahead' is an album recorded on February 22, 1961 with Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and others and released the same year by Candid.Track Listing : 1.Straight Ahead (Abbey Lincoln, Earl Baker, Mal Waldron)- 05:24 . 2.When Malindy Sings (Oscar Brown, Paul Lawrence Dunbar)- 04:05 . 3.In The Red (Chips Bayen, Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach)- 08:32 . 4.Blue Monk (Abbey…