The Staple Singers shoot a film in Ghana (1971)

March 6, 1971 - The Staple Singers - that is Mavis Staples leading plus father Pops, sister Cleotha and brother Pervis - backed by Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn and Al Jackson, Jr. are in Ghana for a special film project.

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 StaplesTracklist : 1 . w/ Lake Street Dive - Everyday People (2020) 2 . Touch A Hand, Make A Friend (2019) 3 . No Time For Cryin (2018) 4 . If You're Ready (Come Go With…

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…

We Remember Donald Duck Dunn. ‘Just Our Duck’

This day (May 13, 2012), in Tokyo, Japan, died Donald Duck Dunn, an American bass guitarist and session musician.Digest Tracklist : Blues Brothers Band - Hold On I'M Coming . w/ Steve Cropper - Green Onions (2011) . Booker T & The Mg'S - Green Onions (2003) . Neil Young – The Dock Of The Bay (1993) . Blues Brothers Band - Last Night (1988) . Eric Clapton - She'S Waiting (1985) . Gerry…

This week In Soul Artists 10/52

Luther Vandross, Joss Stone, Lionel Richie . Kenny Chesney, Ernie Isley, Aretha Franklin, Incognito, Mary Wilson, King Curtis . The Kingpins, The Staple Singers, Gary Clark Jr. . William Bell, Ben Harper, Cesaria Evora. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Luther Vandross . Creepin…

We remember Wilson Pickett. ‘We Need The Wicked Pickett’

This day (January 19, 2006), in Reston, Virginia, died Wilson Pickett, an American R&B/Soul singer.Tracklist : Everybody Needs Somebody (1968) . w/ James Brown - Together . Mustang Sally . Wilson Pickett And Bee Gees - Hey Jude . The Midnight Hour (1999) . Land Of 1000 Dances (1966) . Funky Broadway . I'M In Love . Tracklist : Land of 1000 Dances . In the Midnight Hour . Mustang Sally . Hey…

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 .…

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 .…

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…

We remember Ike Turner. ‘Ike A Rocking Stone’

This day (December 12, 2007), in San Marcos, California, died Ike Turner, an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer.Tracklist : Rolling on The River . w/ Lyrica Garrett - Nutbush City Limits (2006) . w/ the Kings of Rhythm – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (2002) . w/ Tina Turner - I've been loving you too long (1969) . w/ Tina Turner - Medley (1965) . w/ his…

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…

Happy Birthday Booker T Jones ‘Greener than Ever’

This day (November 12, 1944), in Memphis, Tennessee, is born Booker T.Jones, singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and frontman of the band Booker T. and the MGs,Digest Tracklist : Hey Ya (2019) . Try A Little Tenderness (2017) . Take Me to the River (2013) . w/ The Mg'S - Booker-Loo (1968) . Everything Is Everything . w/ The Mg'S - Green Onions . Npr Music Tiny Desk Concert . w/ The Mg'S -…

We remember Eddie Harris. ‘Incomparable’

This day (November 5, 1996), in Los Angeles, died Eddie Harris, an American tenor saxophone player.Digest Tracklist : w/ Les Mccann - Compared To What . That Is Why You'Re Over Weight . w/ John Scofield - She'S So Lucky (1994) . w/ Les Mccann & Eddie Harris Live In Ghana (1971) . Listen Here (1969) . w/ Les Mccann - Compared To What (1969) . Eddie Harris Top 10 : Listen Here . It's All…

Happy Birthday Les McCann. ‘Yes! McCann’

This day (September 23, 1935), in Lexington, Kentucky, is born Les McCann, an American soul jazz piano player and vocalist .Digest Tracklist : Morning Song (1989) . The Theme . Billy Taylor Meets Mccann . w/ His Magic Band – Just Like Magic (1983) . w/ Eddie Harris – Live In Ghana (1971) . w/ Eddie Harris – Compared To What (1969) . Tracklist : Burnin’ Coal . Boo-Go-Loo . Watermelon Man . Sunny…

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

Respect Yourself

Starting and ending with 'Respect Yourself' made famous by The Staple Singers, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Joe Tex, The Staple Singers, The Monkees, Bob Marley and many more.

Jazzin’Around Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Starting and ending with Jerome Kern / Otto Harbach's composition 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes', we have mixed 18 'Jazzy' tunes around the theme of 'Jerome Kern / Otto Harbach'. It has Andy Kirk And His Orchestra, Amalia Rodrigues , Cannonball Adderley, Chet Baker and many more.

This week In Singing Ladies 28/52

Toni Braxton, Katie Melua, Beth Hart, Linda Ronstadt, Mavis Staples, Christine Mcvie, Macy Gray, Suzanne Vega, Minnie Riperton, Storm Large, Ella Fitzgerald, Sade Adu

This week In Singing Ladies 25/52

Judy Garland, Janis Joplin, Roberta Flack, Jill Scott, Lana Del Rey, Mavis Staples, Ann Wilson, Syreeta Wright, Cyndi Lauper, Beyoncé, Diana Ross, Amy Winehouse

Happy Birthday Steve Gadd. ‘He Is So Gadd’

This day (April 9, 1945), in Irondequoit, New York, is born Steve Gadd, an American session and studio drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Hermine Deurloo (2020) . w/ Blicher & Hemmer - Up Close (2019) . Can't turn you loose (2018) . w/ Chick Corea (Blue note NYC 2016) . Way Back Home (2015) . w/ Buddy Rich Big Band - Unknown . w/ James Taylor - Your Smiling Face (2012) . w/ Friends - Caravan…

This week In Male Balladeers 06/52

Lenny Kravitz, Bryan Ferry, Paul Simon, Michael Bublé, Father John Misty, Ed Kowalczyk, Keb' Mo', Kurt Elling, Stuart Staples, Paul McCartney, Lou Rawls, Arlo Guthrie They are the Male Balladeers selected among the 281 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Lenny Kravitz . Dancin' Til Dawn Lifted from : Virgin publish Lenny Kravitz'…

This week In Singing Ladies 03/52

Sade, Lana Del Rey, Mavis Staple . Valerie June, Ana Tijoux, Corinne Bailey Rae, Tracy Chapman, Gloria Estefan, Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Anita O'Day, Elis Regina They are the 12 Singing Ladies selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Sade . Nothing Can Come Between Us Lifted from : Happy Birthday Sade Adu.…

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…

Who Are You?

From 'How Am I To Know' to 'I Am A Nigerian', we have mixed 16 'Jazz With a Slice Of Rock' tunes around the theme of 'Identity'. It has Kai Winding, Sally Norvell, Barbara Lynn, Blossom Dearie and many more.

She Asks

From 'What Kind Of Fool Am I' to 'Why must your love well be so dry' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Questions Women Ask'. "She Asks" has Sarah Vaughan, Abbey Lincoln, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline and many more.

Morning Glories

From 'What's Your Story Morning Glory' to 'In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning', we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Morning'. It has Stacey Kent, Billie Holiday, Room Eleven, Peggy Lee and many more.

A Matter of Choirs

Featuring Latvian Song Festival . Aunu . Aunu Balti Kajas . St. Thomas Choir Thomanerchor . Matthäuspassion . Milton Friedman Choir . The Corporation . Soweto Gospel Choir . As It Happens Complaints Choir . Complaints Choir Of Birmingham . Stand By Me . Beautiful Girls . The Choir . Russian Red Army Choir . Little Bell Kolokoltschik . Leningrad Cowboys . Red Army Choir . Sweet Home Alabama .…