As we wish Terry Ellis of En Vogue, a Happy Birthday, the day has come for an ‘En Vogue At their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, American singer, Terry Ellis a 'Happy @|#} th Birthday,' the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of her band : En Vogue CREDITSPhoto : SOMBILON STUDIOSAudio : Free Your Mind . Don't Let Go (Love) . My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) . Giving Him Something He Can Feel . Hold On . Don't Let Go . Give It Up, Turn It Loose . Whatever . Love Don't Love You . Riddle . Video :…

Island release Jethro Tull’s second album : ‘Stand Up’ featuring their adaptation of J. S. Bach’s ‘Bourée’ (1969)

Jethro Tull,'s 'Stand Up' is their second studio album fully written by leader Ian Anderson and released on July 25, 1969 by Island / Reprise.1 . New Day Yesterday (Live 1976) 2 . Bourée 3 . Jeffrey goes to Leicester Square (Los Angeles, 1999) 4 . Back to the Family ("The Minstrel Looks Back") 5 . Look into the Sun (Live, 1992) 6 . Fat Man (Live) 7 . We Used To Know / For A Thousand Mothers (Isle…

East West publish En Vogue’s third album : ‘EV3’ featuring ‘Don’t Let Go (Love)’ (1997)

En Vogue's 'EV3' feat. 'Don't Let Go (Love)' is their third studio album released on June 17, 1997 on East West Records. 1 . Whatever (Official Music Video) 2 . Don't Let Go (Official Video) 3 . Too Gone, Too Long (Official Video) 4 . Too Gone, Too Long (Live, 1997) Track Listing : 1.Whatever (Babyface, Keith Andes, Giuliano Franco) - 04:20 . 2.Don'T Let Go (Andrea Martin,Ivan Matias, Organized…

Eastwest publish En Vogue’s second album : ‘Funky Divas’ featuring ‘Free Your Mind’ (1992)

En Vogue's 'Funky Divas' feat. 'Free Your Mind' is their second album recorded from May 1991 till January 1992 by Eastwest.Track Listing : 1.This Is Your Life (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) - 05:05 . 2.My Lovin' (You'Re Never Gonna Get It) (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) - 04:42 . 3.Hip Hop Lover (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) - 05:13 . 4.Free Your Mind (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) - 04:52 .…

Atlantic release En Vogue’s debut album : ‘Born to Sing’ featuring ‘Hold On’ (1990)

En Vogue's 'Born to Sing' feat. 'Hold On' is their debut studio album released on April 3, 1990 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Party (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) - 01:10 . 2.Strange (En Vogue, Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) - 04:39 . 3.Lies (En Vogue, Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy, Shaheed) - 04:16 . 4.Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Hughie Prince, Don Raye) - 00:54 . 5.Hold On (En Vogue, Denzil…

Chrysalis publishes Jethro Tull’s fourth album : ‘Aqualung’ (1971)

Jethro Tull's 'Aqualung' is their fourth studio album co-produced by leader Ian Anderson and Terry Ellis and released on March 19, 1971 by Chrysalis / IslandTrack Listing : 1.Aqualung (Ian Anderson, Jennie Anderson) - 06:34 . 2.Cross-Eyed Mary (Ian Anderson) - 04:06 . 3.Cheap Day Return (Ian Anderson) - 01:21 . 4.Mother Goose (Ian Anderson) - 03:51 . 5.Wond'Ring Aloud (Ian Anderson) - 01:53 . 6.Up…

Jethro Tull release ‘Thick as a Brick,’ their fifth album co-produced by Ian Anderson (1972)

Jethro Tull's 'Thick as a Brick' is their fifth studio album co-produced by band leader Ian Anderson and Terry Ellis and released on March 3, 1972 by Chrysalis / Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Thick As A Brick, Part I (Gerald Bostock, Ian Anderson) - 22:40 . 2.Thick As A Brick, Part Ii (Gerald Bostock, Ian Anderson) - 21.06 Musicians : Jethro Tull - Band . Ian Anderson – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Flute,…

Island publish Jethro Tull’s debut album : ‘This Was’ featuring ‘A Song for Jeffrey’ (1968)

Jethro Tull's 'This Was' is their debut album released on October 25, 1968 by IslandTrack Listing : 1.My Sunday Feeling (Ian Anderson) - 03:43 . 2.Some Day The Sun Won'T Shine For You (Ian Anderson) - 02:49 . 3.Beggar'S Farm (Mick Abrahams, Ian Anderson) - 04:19 . 4.Move On Alone (Abrahams) - 01:58 . 5.Serenade To A Cuckoo (Roland Kirk) - 06:07 . 6.Dharma For One (Ian Anderson, Clive Bunker) -…

This week In Soul Artists 36/52

Billy Preston, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Gloria Gaynor, Rufus, Funkadelic, Sal, Destiny's Child, Earth, Wind, Fire, Macy Gray, The Jackson 5, Kool and The GangThey are the Soul Artists selected among the 323 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Billy Preston . Agent Double-O Soul Lifted from : On TV today, Billy Preston at 'Shindig!'…

Roberta Flack releases her fifth album : ‘Killing Me Softly’ (1973)

Roberta Flack's 'Killing Me Softly' is a studio album released on August 1, 1973 by Atlantic.1 . Killing Me Softly With His Song 2 . Jesse 3 . River 4 . Suzanne 5 . In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony (1975) Track Listing : 1.Killing Me Softly With His Song (Charles Fox, Norman Gimbel) - 04:49 . 2.Jesse (Janis Ian) - 04:03 . 3.No Tears (In The End) (Ralph Macdonald, William Salter) - 04:56 .…

Jill Scott releases her sixth album : ‘Woman’ (2015)

Jill Scott.'s 'Woman' is her sixth albumreleased on July 24, 2015 by Blues Babe1 . You Don't Know (Official Video) 2 . A Long Walk/It's Love (Live) 3 . SJ 4 . You Don't Know Nothing About Love ("STL", w/ The Pipes) Track Listing : 1.Wild Cookie (Jill Scott, Warryn Campbell) - 01:49 . 2.Prepared (Jill Scott, Andre Harris, Sir Darryl Farris) - 05:18 . 3.Run Run Run (Aaron Pearce, Harold Lilly,…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book’ with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book' is a studio album recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on June 25 and October 17, 1957 and released the same year By Verve Records.1 . Côte d'Azur - I 2 . Côte d'Azur - II 3 . w/ Duke Ellington (1968) 4 . I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So 5 . sings In a Mellow Tone (w/ Oscar Peterson) 6 . It Don't Mean a thing (1974) 7 . Just a sittin…

James Brown starts the recording of ‘Live At The Apollo, Volume II’ (1967)

James Brown's 'Live At The Apollo, Volume II' is a live double album (follow-up to his 1963 'Live at the Apollo') recorded on June 24–25, 1967 and released in August 1968 by King.1 . Cold Sweat (Apollo Theater, March 1968) 2 . Kansas City (Apollo Theater, March 1968) Track Listing : 1.Introduction To The James Brown Show (James Brown) - 00:31 . 2.Think (Lowman Pauling) - 02:55 . 3.I Wanna Be…

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 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…

RSO Records publish Eric Clapton’s third album : ‘There’s One in Every Crowd’ (1975)

Eric Clapton's 'There's One in Every Crowd' is his third studio album recorded shortly after '461 Ocean Boulevard' and released in March 1975 by RSO.Track Listing : 1.We'Ve Been Told (Jesus Coming Soon) (Willie Johnson, Traditional) - 04:28 . 2.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Traditional, Eric Clapton') - 03:33 . 3.Little Rachel (Jim Byfield) - 04:06 . 4.Don'T Blame Me (Eric Clapton', George Terry) -…

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds release ‘Murder Ballads,’ their ninth album featuring ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’ with Kylie Minogue and ‘Henry Lee’ with PJ Harvey…

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 'Murder Ballads' is their ninth studio album featuring 'Where the Wild Roses Grow' with Kylie Minogue and 'Henry Lee' with PJ Harvey and released on February 5, 1996 by MuteTrack Listing : 1.Song Of Joy (Nick Cave) - 06:47 . 2.Stagger Lee (Traditional, Nick Cave) - 05:15 . 3.Henry Lee (Traditional, Nick Cave) - 03:58 . 4.Lovely Creature (Blixa Bargeld, Martyn P. Casey,…

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…

We remember Oscar Peterson. ‘And The Oscar Goes To …’

This day (December 23, 2007), in Mississauga, Ontario, died Oscar Peterson, a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.Tracklist : Cakewalk (2004) . Take the A Train . w/ Count Basie - Jumpin' At The Woodside . w/ Joe Pass – You Look Good to Me . Sweet Georgia Brown . C Jam Blues (1964) . Live in Italy (1961) . Tracklist : Oscar Peterson Plays the Duke Ellington Song book is an album recorded…

We remember Charlie Byrd. ‘Last Flight’

This day (December 2, 1999), in Annapolis, Maryland, died Charlie Byrd, an American guitarist known for his association with Stan Getz. and Brazilian music.Tracklist : Corcovado . He loves, she loves & How long has this been going on . w/ Tal Farlow, Barney Kessel – Seven Come Eleven (1988) . w/ Luiz Bonfa - Samba de Orfeu . w/ Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis – Medley (1980) . solo . w/ Stan…

Polydor release James Brown’s album : ‘Get On the Good Foot’ featuring ‘Cold Sweat’ and ‘Please, Please, Please’ (1972)

James Brown's 'Get On the Good Foot' feat. 'Cold Sweat' & 'Please, Please, Please' is a double album released on November 20, 1972 by Polydor.Track Listing : 1.Get On The Good Foot, Pts. 1& 2 (James Brown, Fred Wesley, Joe Mims) - 05:44 . 2.The Whole World Needs Liberation (James Brown, Bobby Byrd) - 03:41 . 3.Your Love Was Good For Me (J. J. Barnes, Whiz Whisenhut) - 03:20 . 4.Cold…

Mariah Carey releases her seventh album : ‘Rainbow’ featuring ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘Thank God I Found You’ (1999)

Mariah Carey's 'Rainbow' is her seventh studio album featuring among others Jay-Z, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott as guests and released on November 2, 1999 by Columbia Records. Track Listing : 1.Heartbreaker (Mariah Carey, Shawn Carter, Shirley Elliston, Lincoln Chase, Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen) - 04:46 . 2.Can'T Take That Away (Mariah Carey, Diane Warren) - 04:33 . 3.Bliss (Mariah…

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…

James Brown records ‘Sex Machine,’ a double live album with the original J.B.’s (1969)

James Brown's 'Sex Machine' is a double live album recorded on October 14, 1969, with the original J.B.'s featuring Bootsy Collins and Catfish Collins and released In 1970 By King.Track Listing : 1.Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ron Lenhoff) - 10:48 . 2.Brother Rapp (Part I & Part Ii) - (James Brown) - 05:09 . 3.Medley: - 13:42 . - Bewildered (Teddy…

Earth, Wind & Fire release ‘Illumination,’ their nineteenth album (2005)

Earth, Wind & Fire's 'Illumination' is their nineteenth album recorded with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Kenny G, Kelly Rowland, will.i.am and Brian McKnight and released on September 20, 2005 by Sanctuary.Track Listing : 1.Lovely People (Keith Harris, Will.I.Am) - 04:28 . 2.Pure Gold (James Harris Iii, Terry Lewis, Tony L. Tolbert, Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. Avila) - 04:40 . 3.A Talking…

Discreet release Frank Zappa’s ‘Studio Tan’ (1978)

Frank Zappa's 'Studio Tan' is an album released on September 15, 1978 by Discreet.Track Listing : 1.Greggery Peccary (Frank Zappa) - 20:40 . 2.Let Me Take You To The Beach (Frank Zappa) - 02:44 . 3.Revised Music For Guitar & Low-Budget Orchestra (Frank Zappa) - 07:36 . 4.Redunzl (Frank Zappa) - 08:12 Gary PanterALSO READOfficial SiteThe Guardian @ InstagramWikipediaMusicians : Frank Zappa –…

OutKast release their sixth (and potentially final) album : ‘Idlewild’ (2006)

OutKast's 'Idlewild' is their sixth studio album released on August 22, 2006 by LaFace/Jive.Track listing : 1.Intro - 02:12 . 2.Mighty 'O' (André Benjamin, Antwan Patton, Cab Calloway, Clarence Gaskill, Dave Robbins, Irving Mills, Patrick Brown, Ray Murray, Rico Wade) - 04:16 . 3.Peaches (Antwan Patton, Marvin Parkman, Mike Hardnett, P. Brown, Preston Crump, Ray Murray, Rico Wade, Terrence…

John Pizzarelli – Junior Pizzarelli

This day (April 6, 1960), in Paterson, New Jersey, is born John Pizzarelli, Jr., an American jazz guitarist and vocalist, son of Bucky Pizzarelli.Wikipedia : This day (April 6, 1960), in Paterson, New Jersey, is born John Pizzarelli, Jr., an American jazz guitarist and vocalist, son of Bucky Pizzarelli.Official Web Site : After playing in pickup groups and garage bands through high school he began…

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…