We remember Sonny Terry. ‘Sonny Left Brownie’

This day (March 11, 1986), in Mineola, New York, died Saunders Terrell a.k.a. Sonny Terry, an American Piedmont blues harmonica player.Tracklist : w/ Brownie Mcghee & Pete Seeger - Rock Island Line (1966) . Sonny Terry - Pt 1 . Sonny Terry - Pt 2 . w/ Brownie Mcghee - Drinkin' Wine . w/ Brownie Mcghee - Ride And Roll (1974) . w/ Brownie Mcghee - Burnt Child (Afraid Of Fire) (1967) . w/…

Sonny Rollins records ‘Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass’ with a big band (1958)

'Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass' is an album recorded on July 10 & 11 1958, in quartet with a big band and released the same year by Metrojazz.Track Listing : 1.Grand Street (Sonny Rollins) - 06:04 . 2.Far Out East (Ernie Wilkins) - 04:31 . 3.Who Cares? (Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin) - 03:56 . 4.Love Is A Simple Thing (June Carroll, Arthur Siegel) - 03:01 . 5.What'S My Name? (David Saxon,…

This month In Blues Legends 03/12

Skip James, Chuck Berry, T Bone Walker, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim, Helen Humes, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins , Otis Taylor, Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite, Gary Moore, Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall Ii, Jeff Healey, Ana Popovic, Robert Cray

This month In Blues Legends 02/12

James Blood Ulmer, Vernon Reid, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Louisiana Red, Taj Mahal, Eric Bibb, Sonny Terry, Brownie Mcghee, Magic Slim, Memphis Slim, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Albert King, Keb' Mo', Larry JohnsonThey are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1180 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . James Blood Ulmer .…

We remember Brownie McGhee. ‘Passing With The Blues’

This day (February 16, 1996), in Oakland, California, died Walter Brown 'Brownie' McGhee, blues singer and guitarist, known for his collaborations with harmonica player Sonny Terry.Tracklist : Born And Living With The Blues . w/ Bert Jansch - Come On Keep It Coming/Death Of Blind Boy Fuller (1992) . w/ Sonny Terry - Ride And Roll (1974) . w/ Sonny Terry - Burnt Child (Afraid Of Fire) (1967) . w/…

This month In Blues Legends 12/12

John Mayall, Albert King, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Hubert Sumlin, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Beth Hart, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Freddie King, Joe Louis Walker, Muddy Waters, Gary Moore, Willie Dixon, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Lucky PetersonThey are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1279 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist…

Feelin’ Kind of Blue(sy)

From 'Lord, I Feel Just Like Goin' On' to 'Blues with a Feeling' , we have mixed 19 'Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Feelings'. It has Blind Gary Davis, Chuck Berry, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Lightnin'Hopkins and many more.

The Blues of House

From 'One Room Country Shak' to 'Red House' , we have mixed 18 'Blues' tunes around the theme of 'The House and Other Rooms'. It has Bessie Smith, John Lee Hooker, Pink Anderson, Lonnie Mack and many more.

Jazzin’Around My Mojo Working

From 'I Got My Mojo Working' to 'Got My Mojo Working' , we have mixed 18 'linked together by a clue' tunes around the theme of 'Muddy Waters'. It has Floyd Dixon, Robert Johnson, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry, Lightnin'Hopkins and many more.

It’s a Woman’s Woman’s Woman’s World

From 'Under Eyed Woman' to 'I Gotta Lyin' Woman', we have mixed 18 'Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Woman'. It has John Lee Hooker, Eddy Clearwater, Bonnie Lee, Roosevelt Sykes and many more.

Movers And Shakers

From 'Wake Me. Shake Me' to 'God moves on the water', we have mixed 19 'Blues & Soul' tunes around the theme of 'Moving & Shaking'. It has Johnny Kidd And The Pirates, Johnny Guitar Watson, John Lee Hooker, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and many more.

Ne Me Leave “Pas”

From 'It's nobody's fault but mine' to 'Please Don t Go', we have mixed 19 'Strictly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Break-Ups'. It has Lightnin' Hopkins, Floyd Dixon, Popa Chubby, B.B.King and many more.

Take The B (Like Blues) Train

From 'Sunnyland Train' to 'Gravy Train', we have mixed 18 'Strictly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'The Train'. It has Big Boy Crudup, Blind Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry and many more.

The Piedmont Fingerstyle

Featuring Etta Baker . David Holt . John Dee Holman .Piedmont Blues . George Higgs . Move On . Cephas and Wiggins . Little School Girl . Sonny Terry . Brownie McGhee . Red River Blues . Crow Jane . Dirty Piedmont Blues . Brandon Turner . Freddie Vanderford . She Can Cook Good Sallat . Charlie Parr . Hogkill Blues . Etta Baker .

Harmonicating The Blues

Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson . Your Funeral And My Trial . Junior Wells . The Hoodoo Man . Hound Dog Taylor . Little Walter . Sonny Terry . Brownie Mcghee . Hootin' The Blues . Snooky Pryor . How'D You Learn To Shake It Like That? . Big Walter Horton . Shakey'S Blues . Lazy Lester . Lynwood Slim . Charlie Musselwhite . Gone Too Long . Jason Ricci . Harmonica . Solo . Corky Siegel . Hey Billie…

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…

We Remember Duke Ellington. ‘Le Duke’

This day (May 24, 1974), in New York City, died Edward Kennedy Ellington a.k.a Duke Ellington, an American composer, pianist and big-band leader.Digest Tracklist : Take The A Train . La Plus Belle Africaine (1969) . Duke Ellington Orchestra - Prologue To The Black And Tan Fantasy/ Creole Love Call/ The Mooche (1966) . On The Fringe Of The Jungle (1967) . & Ella Fitzgerald - Lush Life (1965)…

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…

We remember Muddy Waters. ‘Still Waters’

This day (April 30, 1983), in Westmont, Illinois, died McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters, an American blues musician.Digest Tracklist : Manish Boy . w/ The Rolling Stones - Champagne And Reefer (1981) . w/ Sonny Boy Williamson - Got My Mojo Working . w/ Foghat- I Just Want To Make Love To You (1978) . w/ Clark Terry - Stormy Monday Blues (1977) . The Blues Had A Baby (And They Named Rock…

We remember Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen. ‘AKA NHØP’

This day (April 19, 2005), in Copenhagen, Denmark, died Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, a Danish jazz bassist.Digest Tracklist : Gustav Csík Trió - Tribute to Great Niels Pedersen (1990) . w/ Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer - Blues for Diahann (1997) . w/ Joe Pass - Corcovado (1992) . Tete Montoliu Quartet - Bohemia afterdark 1988) . Oscar Peterson - Easter Suite (1984) . Clark…

We Remember Maurice White. ‘Earth, White & Fire’

This day (February 4, 2016), in Los Angeles, California, died Maurice White, an American singer, songwriter and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire.Tracklist : Earth, Wind And Fire - Kalimba Tree . Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland (1997) . Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Hide Love . Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Let Go (1980) . Earth, Wind & Fire – After the Love has Gone (1979) .…

We remember Dizzy Gillespie. ‘Dizzy Pieces’

This day (January 6, 1993), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Dizzy Gillespie, an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.Tracklist : w/ Stan Getz: - A Night In Tunisia (1978) . w/ Lalo Schifrin – Here it tis (1992) . w/ Miriam Makeba - Live The Future . w Bernard Purdie (1982) . w/ James Moody/Gene Harris/Ray Brown/Grady Tate - Ow! (1985) . w/ Charlie Parker - Hot…

King publish James Brown’s album : ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ (1966)

James Brown's 'I Got You (I Feel Good)' is a studio album released on January 1, 1966 by King.Track Listing : 1.I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown) - 02:44 . 2.Lost Someone (James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Lloyd Stallworth) - 03:32 . 3.Night Train (Jimmy Forrest, Lewis Simpkins, Oscar Washington) - 03:37 . 4.You'Ve Got The Power (James Brown, Johnny Terry) - 02:20 . 5.Love Don'T Love Nobody (James…

We remember Alphonse Mouzon. ‘Fusion Moves On’

This day (December 26, 2016), in Los Angeles, California, died Alphonse Mouzon, a jazz-fusion drummer and percussionist Tracklist : w/ Larry Coryell & The 11th House - Right On, Y'all (2013) . I Wonder Why (2012) . Jams . w/ Paul Jackson & Herbie Hancock - Hang Up Your Hang Ups (1979) . w/ Jaco Pastorius, Albert Mangelsdorff - Zores Mores (1976) . w/ Miroslav Vitous & Weather…

Ray Charles records ‘Genius + Soul = Jazz,’ an album arranged by Quincy Jones for Impulse! (1960)

Ray Charles' 'Genius + Soul = Jazz' is an album arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded on December 26–27, 1960 with members of The Count Basie Band and released in March 1961 By Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.From The Heart (Ray Charles) - 03:30 . 2.I'Ve Got News For You (Ray Alfred) - 04:28 . 3.Moanin' (Bobby Timmons) - 03:14 . 4.Let'S Go (Ray Charles) - 02:39 . 5.One Mint Julep (Rudy Toombs) - 03:02 .…

Duke Ellington records with an orchestra, ‘Masterpieces by Ellington’ for Columbia (1951)

Duke Ellington's 'Masterpieces by Ellington' is an album recorded on December 18, 1950 with an orchestra and released in 1951 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) - 15:27 . 2.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 11:29 . 3.The Tattooed Bride (Duke Ellington) - 11:43 . 4.Solitude (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Eddie…

Happy Birthday Tina Turner. ‘Head Turner’

This day (November 26, 1939), in Nutbush, Tennessee, is born Anna Mae Bullock a.k.a Tina Turner, an American singer.Digest Tracklist : The Best (2009) . Let's Stay Together (1999) . Golden Eye (1996) . w/ Rod Stewart - Get Back & Hot Legs (1981) . w/ Ike Turner - Baby Get It On (1975) . w/ Ike Turner - Proud Mary (1973) . w/ Ike Turner - I Wanna Take you Higher, Come Together and Proud Mary…

Columbia publish Earth, Wind & Fire’s eighth album : ‘All n All’ featuring ‘Serpentine Fire’ and ‘Fantasy’ (1977)

Earth, Wind & Fire's 'All n All' feat. 'Serpentine Fire' & 'Fantasy' is their eighth (and most well known) studio album released on November 21, 1977 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Serpentine Fire (Maurice White, Verdine White, Reginald Sonny Burke) - 03:51 . 2.Fantasy (Maurice White, Verdine White, Eduardo Delbarrio) - 04:38 . 3.In The Marketplace (Interlude) (Maurice White) - 00:43 .…

Dinah Washington records ‘Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller’ for Emarcy (1957)

Dinah Washington Sings Fats Waller' is an album featuring twelve songs penned or performed by the legendary pianist and recorded on October 1, 2, 4, November 20, 1957 and released the same year by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Christopher Columbus (Chu Berry, Andy Razaf) - 02:45 . 2.Tain'T Nobody'S Biz-Ness If I Do (Porter Grainger, Robert Graham Prince, Clarence Williams) - 03:25 . 3.Jitterbug Waltz…

Atlantic publish Roberta Flack’s third album : ‘Quiet Fire’ (1971)

Roberta Flack's 'Quiet Fire' is her third studio album released in November 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Go Up Moses (Flack, Jesse Jackson, Joel Dorn) - 05:20 . 2.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - 07:13 . 3.Sunday And Sister Jones (Gene Mcdaniels) - 04:48 . 4.See You Then (Jimmy Webb) - 03:40 . 5.Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King, Gerry Goffin) - 03:59 . 6.To Love…

Geffen publish Robbie Robertson’s eponymous solo debut album (1987)

'Robbie Robertson' is his eponymous solo debut album co-produced with Daniel Lanois and released on October 27, 1987 by Geffen.Track Listing : 1.Fallen Angel (Robbie Robertson, Martin Page) - 05:52 . 2.Showdown At Big Sky (Robbie Robertson) - 04:43 . 3.Broken Arrow (Robbie Robertson) - 05:17 . 4.Sweet Fire Of Love (Robbie Robertson, U2) - 05:08 . 5.American Roulette (Robbie Robertson) - 04:46 .…

Elektra publish Anita Baker’s third album : ‘Giving You the Best That I Got’ (1988)

Anita Baker's 'Giving You the Best That I Got' is her third album produced By Michael J. Powell and released on October 18, 1988 by Elektra.Track Listing : 1.Priceless (Garry Glenn) - 05:00 . 2.Lead Me Into Love (Steve Lane, Larry Prentiss) - 04:45 . 3.Giving You The Best That I Got (Baker, Randy Holland, Skip Scarborough) - 04:18 . 4.Good Love (Gary Taylor) - 05:39 . 5.Rules (Graham Lamb, Phil…

Lionel Richie releases his second solo album : ‘Can’t Slow Down’ featuring ‘All night long’ and ‘Hello’ (1983)

Lionel Richie's 'Can't Slow Down' is his second solo album released on October 11, 1983 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.Can'T Slow Down (David Cochrane, Lionel Richie) – 04:43 . 2.All Night Long (All Night) (Lionel Richie) – 06:25 . 3.Penny Lover (Brenda Harvey Richie, Lionel Richie) – 05:35 . 4.Stuck On You (Lionel Richie) – 03:15 . 5.Love Will Find A Way (Greg Phillinganes, Lionel Richie) – 06:16 .…

Thelonious Monk records ‘Brilliant Corners’ for Riverside (1956)

Thelonious Monk's 'Brilliant Corners' is a studio album recorded on October 9, 15 and December 7, 1956 and released In 1957 by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.Brilliant Corners (Thelonious Monk) - 07:42 . 2.Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (Thelonious Monk) - 13:24 . 3.Pannonica (Thelonious Monk) - 08:50 . 4.I Surrender, Dear (Barry Harris)- 05:25 . 5.Bemsha Swing (Thelonious Monk, Denzil Best) - 07:42…

The Deep Mix

From 'How Deep Is The Ocean' to 'River Deep Mountain High' , we have mixed 14 'Mainly Jazz With A Touch Of Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Depth'. It has Sonny Clark, Charlie Christian, Earl Hines, Harry Nilson and many more.

All the Things Oscar

From 'I'll Take Romance' to 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' , we have mixed 23 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Oscar Hammerstein II'. It has Terry Snyder, Antigua Jazz band, Lou Donaldson, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.

Irving Berlin…Always

From 'Always' to 'Ive Got My Love To Keep Me Warm', we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Irving Berlin'. It has Stacey Kent, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Otis Redding and many more.

Where Is My Money?

From 'Ain t Nobody s Business' to 'What Can A Poor Man Do', we have mixed 20 'Pure Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Money'. It has Chuck Berry, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Fats Domino, Brownie McGhee and many more.