Concord publish ‘Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory’ recorded with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather,…

'Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory' is an album recorded for his 50th birthday with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern and more and released on June 29, 2010 by Concord.1 . John Scofield & Lee Ritenour 2 . Cause We've Ended as Lovers 3 . Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather and Andy McKee 4 . Drifting (La…

Happy Birthday Steve Lukather. ‘Hot Hand Luke’

This day (October 21, 1957), in San Fernando Valley, is born Steve Lukather, an American guitarist and singer, best known for his work with Toto.Digest Tracklist : I Found The Sun Again (2021) . Run To Me (2020) . w/ Toto - Home of the Brave (2019) . Black Magic woman . Bridge of Sigh (2016) . Wings Of Time (2015) . Smile (2013) . Tumescent (2012) . @ Elysée Montmartre Paris (2010) . While My…

Quincy Jones releases ‘Back on the Block’ recorded with famous jazz, soul and hip-hop artists (1989)

Quincy Jones's 'Back on the Block' is a studio album released on August 8, 1989 by Qwest and featuring many famous artists : Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Take 6, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Ray Charles and more.1 .…

Lionel Richie releases his third solo album : ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ featuring ‘Say You, Say Me’ (1986)

Lionel Richie's 'Dancing on the Ceiling' is his third solo album released before he takes a ten years hiatus on July 15, 1986 by Motown.1 . Dancing On The Ceiling (Paris, 2007) 2 . Dancing On The Ceiling 3 . Sela 4 . Ballerina Girl 5 . Love Will Conquer All 6 . Say You Say Me 7 . Say You Say Me (Live) 8 . Say You Say Me (Symphonica In Rosso) Track Listing : 1.Dancing On The Ceiling (Mike…

The Jacksons release ‘Victory’ featuring ‘State of Shock’ recorded with Mick Jagger (1984)

The Jacksons' 'Victory' is their seventeenth (and the first and only one to include all si brothers) studio album released on July 2, 1984 by Epic.1 . Torture (Official Video) 2 . VICTORY 3 . State Of Shock (w/ Michael, Mick AND Freddie) Track Listing : 1.Torture (Jackie Jackson, Kathy Wakefield) - 04:53 . 2.Wait (Jackie Jackson, David Paich) - 05:25 . 3.One More Chance (Randy Jackson) - 05:06 .…

Warner Bros. publish Al Jarreau’s fifth album : ‘Breakin’ Away’ (1981)

Al Jarreau's 'Breakin' Away' is his fifth album produced by Jay Graydon and released on June 30, 1981 by Warner Bros.1 . We're In This Love Together (Official Video) 2 . We're In This Love Together (Live, 1994) 3 . Easy (Milan, 1983) 4 . Easy (Live) 5 . Al Jarreau (London 1984) 6 . Roof Garden (Official Video) 7 . Jazz Day (2013) 8 . TEACH ME TONIGHT Track Listing : 1.Closer To Your Love (Tom…

Happy Birthday Jeff Beck. ‘Beck In The Day’

This day (June 24, 1944), in Wallington, Surrey England, is born Geoffrey Arnold Beck a.k.a Jeff Beck, an English rock guitarist.Tracklist : 1 . Holland Blues Festival (2018) 2 . free jam (2017) 3 . w/ Steven Tyler - Train Kept A-Rollin' (2016) 4 . Baloise Session (2016) 5 . Mna Na Heireann (2013) 6 . w/ Beth Hart - I'd Rather Go Blind 7 . B.B. King & Jeff Beck - Rock Me Baby / Key To The…

Warner Bros. publish Van Halen’s ninth studio album : ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (a.k.a. F.U.C.K.)’ (1991)

Van Halen's 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' is their ninth studio album (also known as F.U.C.K.) released on June 18, 1991 by Warner Bros. Records.1 . Poundcake (1991) 2 . Poundcake (Live) 3 . Judgement Day (Live) 4 . Spanked (Live) 5 . Runaround 6 . Runaround (Live) 7 . Pleasure Dome & Drum Solo 8 . In 'n' Out (Live) 9 . Man On A Mission (Live) 10 . Man On A Mission (Live, 92) 11 . The Dream…

Stevie Nicks releases ‘The Wild Heart,’ her second album featuring ‘Stand Back’ (1983)

Stevie Nicks' 'The Wild Heart' is her second studio album released on June 10, 1983 by Modern, a year after Fleetwood Mac's 'Mirage'.1 . Stand Back (Official Music Video) 2 . Enchanted (08-14-1998 Woodstock) 3 . Stand Back (Chicago) 4 . Beauty and the Beast (2006) Track Listing : 1.Wild Heart (Stevie Nicks) - 06:12 . 2.If Anyone Falls (Stevie Nicks, Sandy Stewart) - 04:09 . 3.Gate And Garden…

Earth, Wind & Fire release their ninth album : ‘I Am’ featuring ‘Boogie Wonderland’ & ‘After the Love Has Gone’ (1979)

Earth, Wind & Fire's 'I Am' feat. 'Boogie Wonderland' & 'After the Love Has Gone' is their ninth studio album released on June 9, 1979 by Cbs. Track Listing : 1.In The Stone (Maurice White, Allee Willis, David Foster) - 04:48 . 2.Can'T Let Go (Bill Meyers, Maurice White, Allee Willis) - 03:28 . 3.After The Love Has Gone (David Foster, Jay Graydon, Bill Champlin) - 04:26 . 4.Let Your…

Happy Birthday Taj Mahal. ‘Senor Mahal’

This day (May 17, 1942), in Harlem, New York, is born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks a.k.a Taj Mahal, an American blues musician.Digest Tracklist : w/ Keb' Mo' - She Knows How To Rock Me (2018) . Corrina (2016) . Queen Bee (2015) . Diving Duck Blues (2013) . Checkin' Up On My Baby (2012) . Senor Blues (2010) . w/ The Phantom Blues Band - New York (2012) . If The River Was Whiskey (2008) . w/ Eric…

We Remember Frank Sinatra. ‘Frankly, My Dear’

This day (May 14, 1998), in Los Angeles, California, died Frank Sinatra, an American singer and film actor.Digest Tracklist : That'S Life (1966) . One For My Baby (1992) . & Liza Minnelli - New York New York (1990) . The Girl From Ipanema (1981) . America The Beautiful (1978) . You Make Me Feel So Young (1971) . Fly Me To The Moon (1969) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Can'T We Be Friends (1959) . Old…

We Remember B.B. King. ‘Long Lived The King’

This day (May 14, 2015), in Las Vegas, died Riley B. King a.k.a. B.B. King (B.B. short for Blues Boy), an American blues guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : In Sing Sing Prison (1973) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (1/2) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (2/2) . When The Saints Go Marching In . All Over Again (1989) . w/ Eric…

Elton John releases ’21 at 33,’ his fourteenth album featuring ‘Little Jeannie’ (1980)

Elton John's '21 at 33' is his fourteenth studio album released on May 13, 1980 by MCA / Rocket.Track Listing : 1.Chasing The Crown (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 05:38 . 2.Little Jeannie (Elton John, Gary Osborne) - 05:21 . 3.Sartorial Eloquence (Elton John, Tom Robinson) - 04:42 . 4.Two Rooms At The End Of The World (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 05:39 . 5.White Lady White Powder (Elton John,…

Three Concerts with Greg Phillinganes

Keyboardist extraordinaire, Greg Phillinganes, who turns 65 today - Happy Birthday BTW - , has been for 40 years a "top session musician".Very much in demand, Greg has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click on //go.rvm.pm/phillinganes).The 'Three Concerts with Greg Phillinganes' are with Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson & Toto plus one interview bonus.…

Happy Birthday Joe Bonamassa. ‘Hey Joe’

This day (May 8, 1977), in New Hartford, New York, is born Joe Bonamassa, an American blues rock guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Walk In My Shadow (2020) . This Train (2019) . Redemption (2018) . Drive (At Carnegie Hall, 2017) . Mountain Climbing (2016) . Sloe Gin (Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, 2015) . Oh Beautiful (PinkPop, 2014) . Athens to Athens ( LIVE at Vienna Opera House) . Driving…

Happy Birthday George Benson. ‘(Bens)On Birthday’

This day (March 22, 1943), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is born George Benson, an American guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Turn Your Love Around -(2019) . Lady (2019) . Affirmation (Capitol Florida 2016) . Don't Know Why (Glasgow 2014) . Love X Love (North Sea Jazz 2012) . At The Mambo Inn (2011) . Ibanez Lbg300 . On Broadway (2008) . w/ Lee Ritenour - Tribute Wew Montgomery . This Masquarade…

Eric Clapton releases his ninth album : ‘Behind the Sun’ featuring Lindsey Buckingham & Phil Collins as guests (1985)

Eric Clapton's 'Behind the Sun' is his ninth album featuring Lindsey Buckingham & Phil Collins as guests and released on March 11, 1985 by Duck / Warner BrosTrack Listing : 1.She'S Waiting (Eric Clapton, Peter Robinson) - 04:55 . 2.See What Love Can Do (Jerry Lynn Williams) - 03:58 . 3.Same Old Blues (Eric Clapton) - 08:15 . 4.Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper) - 03:19 . 5.Something'S…

Quincy Jones releases ‘The Dude’ featuring ‘Ai No Corrida’ and James Ingram (1981)

Quincy Jones' 'The Dude' is a studio album featuring James Ingram's debut and released in March 1981 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Ai No Corrida (Chaz Jankel, Kenny Young) - 01:43 . 2.The Dude Rod (Temperton, Patti Austin) - 04:16 . 3.Just Once (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 03:28 . 4.Betcha Wouldn'T Hurt Me (Stevie Wonder, Stephanie Andrews) - 03:06 . 5.Somethin' Special (Rod Temperton) - 06:06 .…

Asylum publish Jackson Browne’s eighth album : ‘Lives in the Balance’ (1986)

Jackson Browne's 'Lives in the Balance' is his eighth album self-produced and released on February 18, 1986 by AsylumTrack Listing : 1.For America (Jackson Browne) - 05:13 . 2.Soldier Of Plenty (Jackson Browne) - 04:37 . 3.In The Shape Of A Heart (Jackson Browne) - 05:41 . 4.Candy(Greg Copeland, Wally Stocker) - 04:12 . 5.Lawless Avenues(Jackson Browne, Jorge Calderón) - 05:40 . 6.Lives In The…

Van Halen release their tenth album : ‘Balance’ featuring ‘Can’t Stop Lovin’ You’ (1995)

Van Halen's 'Balance' is their tenth studio album (the last to feature Sammy Hagar), released on January 24, 1995 by Warner Bros. Records. Track Listing : 1.The Seventh Seal (Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen) - 05:18 . 2.Can'T Stop Lovin' You (Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen) - 04:08 . 3.Don'T Tell Me (What Love Can Do) (Eddie Van Halen,…

Warner Bros. publish Randy Newman’s seventh album : ‘Trouble in Paradise’ featuring ‘I Love L.A.’ (1983)

Randy Newman's 'Trouble in Paradise' is his seventh album released on January 17, 1983 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.I Love L.A. (Randy Newman) - 03:29 . 2.Christmas In Capetown (Randy Newman) - 04:21 . 3.The Blues (Randy Newman) - 03:01 . 4.Same Girl (Randy Newman) - 02:53 . 5.Mikey'S (Randy Newman) - 02:10 . 6.My Life Is Good (Randy Newman) - 04:38 . 7.Miami (Randy Newman) - 04:04 . 8.Real…

Happy Birthday Lee Ritenour. ‘Captain Lee’

This day (January 11, 1952), in Los Angeles, California, is born Lee Ritenour, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Dave Grusin - KNKX Studio Session (2019) . Stone Flower (2018) . w/ Dave Grusin - Amager Bio (2017) . A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That (2016) . Rio Funk (2015) . w/ Friends - @ Jarasum Jazz Festival (2013) . w/ Dave Grusin - Minden Jazz Club ( 2012 = . w/ Mike…

Happy Birthday Mike Stern. ‘Upside Mike’

This day (January 10, 1953), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Mike Sedgwick a.k.a. Mike Stern, an American jazz guitarist,Tracklist : w/ Jeff Lorber - Righteous (2019) . w/ Manu Katche Richard Bona & Niels Lan Doky - @Jazz in Marciac (2018) . Out Of The Blue (2017) . Chromazone (2016) . Kate (2015) . w/ Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover (2013) . January 1 (2012) . w/ Didier Lockwood -…

Warner Bros. publish George Benson’s album : ’20/20′ (1985)

George Benson's '20/20' is a studio album released on January 7, 1985 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.No One Emotion (Tommy Keane, Clif Magness, Mark Mueller) - 03:55 . 2.Please Don'T Walk Away (James Newton Howard, Steve Lukather) - 03:51 . 3.I Just Wanna Hang Around You (Danny Sembello, Michael Sembello) - 04:41 . 4.Nothing'S Gonna Change My Love For You (Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser) - 04:04…

Happy Birthday John Scofield. ‘Sco Hand’

This day (December 26, 1951), in  Dayton, Ohio, is born John Scofield, an American jazz guitarist and composer.Tracklist : Self Portrait in Three Colors (2020) . w/ Jon Cleary – @Reigenlive (2019) . Icons at the fair (2018) . w/ Uberjam Band – Blue Matter (2017) . w/ Mehldau Guiliana – Wake Up (2016) . w/ Joe Lovano Quartet – Chariots (2015) . Lawns (2014) . w/ Organic Trio @ Jazzwoche Burghausen…

Four Concerts with Nathan East

Bassist extraordinaire, Nathan East, who turns 65 today - Happy Birthday BTW - has been for almost 40 years a "top session bassist".Very much in demand, Nathan has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click on //go.rvm.pm/nathaneast).The 'Four Concerts with Nathan East' are with Eric Clapton, Herbie Hancock, Fourplay and Toto. plus a Q&A Session bonus.…

Michael Jackson releases his sixth album : ‘Thriller’ featuring ‘The Girl Is Mine,’ ‘Billie Jean,’ ‘Beat It,’ ‘Wanna Be Startin’…

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' is his sixth studio album co-produced with Quincy Jones and released on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records.Track Listing : 1.Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Michael Jackson) - 06:03 . 2.Baby Be Mine (Rod Temperton) - 04:20 . 3.The Girl Is Mine (Michael Jackson) - 03:42 . 4.Thriller (Rod Temperton) - 05:57 . 5.Beat It (Michael Jackson) - 04:18 . 6.Billie Jean (Michael…

Paul McCartney releases his fifth album : ‘Give My Regards to Broad Street’ featuring ‘No More Lonely Nights’ (1984)

Paul McCartney's 'Give My Regards to Broad Street' is his fifth studio album produced by George Martin and released on October 22 , 1984 by Parlophone Track Listing : 1.No More Lonely Nights (Paul McCartney) - 05:13 . 2.Good Day Sunshine (Lennon–Mccartney) - 02:33 . 3.Corridor Music (Paul McCartney) - 00:19 . 4.Yesterday (Lennon–Mccartney) - 01:43 . 5.Here, There And Everywhere (Lennon–Mccartney)…

Geffen publish Donna Summer’s eight album : ‘The Wanderer’ (1980)

Donna Summer's 'The Wanderer' is her eight studio album released on October 20, 1980 by Geffen. Track Listing : 1.The Wanderer (Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer) - 03:47 . 2.Looking Up (Pete Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer) - 03:57 . 3.Breakdown (Pete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer) - 04:08 . 4.Grand Illusion (Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer) - 03:54 . 5.Running For Cover (Donna Summer) - 04:01 .…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 42/52

Flea . Nirvana, Eddie Van Halen . Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards . U2, John Mayer . Eric Clapton, Lee Ritenour . Steve Lukather, Steve Cropper, Robert Cray . Dave Edmonds, Elton John . Leon Russell, Lauryn Hill . Ziggy Marley, Wyclef Jean . Destiny's Child, Donna Summer . Seal, Jack Bruce . Friends, John Legend . Esperanza SpaldingThey are the 12 one-off collaborations selected among the 400 Posts we…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 42/52

John Mayer, Jack White, Frank Zappa, Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Bernie Marsden, Eilidh McKellar, Jonny Lang, Steve Cropper, Robert Cray, Dave Edmunds, Eric Gales, Steve Lukather, Nita Strauss, Jeff Beck, Jennifer Batten, Brian May, Joe Satriani, Steve VaiThey are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 400 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

Columbia publish ‘Toto’ their first and eponymous album featuring ‘Hold the Line’ (1978)

'Toto' feat. "Hold the Line" is their first studio eponymous album released on October 15, 1978 by ColumbiaTrack Listing : 1.Child'S Anthem (David Paich) - 02:46 . 2.I'Ll Supply The Love (David Paich) - 03:46 . 3.Georgy Porgy (David Paich) - 04:09 . 4.Manuela Run (David Paich) - 03:54 . 5.You Are The Flower (Bobby Kimball) - 04:11 . 6.Girl Goodbye (David Paich) - 06:13 . 7.Takin' It Back (Steve…

Columbia publish Earth, Wind & Fire’s tenth album : ‘Faces’ (1980)

Earth, Wind & Fire's 'Faces' is their tenth studio album released as a double-LP on October 14, 1980 by Arc/Columbia Records. Track Listing : 1.Let Me Talk (Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Ralph Johnson, Al Mckay, Maurice White, Verdine White) - 04:09 . 2.Turn It Into Something Good (Valerie Carter, J.N. Howard, Maurice White) - 04:10 . 3.Pride (Philip Bailey, Larry Dunn, Al Mckay, Freddie White,…

Joe Cocker releases his nineteenth album : ‘Heart & Soul’ (2004)

Joe Cocker's 'Heart & Soul' is his nineteenth studio album featuring only cover songs and released on October 12, 2004.Track Listing : 1.What'S Going On (Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye) – 05:15 . 2.Chain Of Fools (Don Covay) – 03:46 . 3.One (U2) – 04:36 . 4.I (Carlo Donida, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Julio Rapetti) – 04:03 . 5.Maybe I'M Amazed (Paul McCartney) – 03:24 . 6.I…

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 .…

Columbia publish Barbra Streisand’s twenty-third album : ‘Emotion’ (1984)

Barbra Streisand's 'Emotion' is her twenty-third studio album released on October 9, 1984 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Emotion (Peter Bliss) - 04:58 . 2.Make No Mistake, He'S Mine (Kim Carnes ) - 04:10 . 3.Time Machine (Maurice White, Martin George Page, Brian Fairweather) - 04:56 . 4.Best I Could (Bobby Whiteside, Richard Parker) - 04:21 . 5.Left In The Dark (Jim Steinman) - 07:13 . 6.Heart…

Geffen Records publish Joni Mitchell’s eleventh album : ‘Wild Things Run Fast’ (1982)

Joni Mitchell's 'Wild Things Run Fast' is her eleventh studio album released in October 1982 by Geffen Records.Track Listing : 1.Chinese Café/Unchained Melody (Joni Mitchell, Alex North, Hy Zaret) - 05:17 . 2.Wild Things Run Fast (Joni Mitchell) - 02:12 . 3.Ladies' Man (Joni Mitchell) - 02:37 . 4.Moon At The Window (Joni Mitchell) - 03:42 . 5.Solid Love (Joni Mitchell) - 02:57 . 6.Be Cool (Joni…

Arista publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Aretha’ (1980)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha' is an album (her second album with this title) released in October 1980 by Arista Records.Track Listing : 1.Come To Me (Willard Eugene Price) - 03:42 . 2.I Can'T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) - 03:55 . 3.United Together (Phil Perry, Chuck Jackson) - 05:02 . 4.Take Me With You (Phil Perry, Terry Coleman, Chuck Jackson) - 04:05 . 5.Whatever It Is (Mark Gary, Eddie Setser,…

The tracklisting of the new Joe Bonamassa (King Bee?) reads like a christic journey from shakedown and wounds to reconstruction and redemption. Heavy stuff and riffs!

Joe Bonamassa's 'Redemption' is his thirteenth solo studio album produced by Kevin Shirley and released on September 21, 2018 by J&R Adventures (Source Joe Bonamassa - Redemption | Official Site)Blues Rock Review Bonamassa throws in a flashy solo, but his playing, as well as his vocals, have a lot of soul. He’s not phoning in this performance. Louder Want it or not, a breakup album is his…

Reprise publish Randy Newman’s ‘Land of Dreams’ featuring ‘It’s Money That Matters’ (1988)

Randy Newman's 'Land of Dreams ' is an album (about his childhood in New Orleans) released in September 1988 by Reprise.Track listing : 1.Dixie Flyer (Randy Newman) - 04:10 . 2.New Orleans Wins The War (Randy Newman) - 03:27 . 3.Four Eyes (Randy Newman) - 03:34 . 4.Falling In Love (Randy Newman) - 03:00 . 5.Something Special (Randy Newman) - 03:07 . 6.Bad News From Home (Randy Newman) - 02:45 .…