Bill Withers releases ‘Just As I Am,’ his debut album featuring ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ (1971)

Bill Withers' 'Just As I Am' feat. 'Ain't No Sunshine' is his debut studio album released in May 1971 by Sussex.1 . Harlem (Live) 2 . Ain't No Sunshine (live with violins) 3 . Grandma's Hands 4 . Grandma's Hands (2009 Live) 5 . Hope She'll Be Happier Track Listing : 1.Harlem (Bill Withers) - 03:23 . 2.Ain'T No Sunshine (Bill Withers) - 02:04 . 3.Grandma'S Hands (Bill Withers) - 02:00 . 4.Sweet…

Bill Withers releases ‘Still Bill’ featuring ‘Lean on Me’ & ‘Use Me’ (1972)

Bill Withers's 'Still Bill' feat. 'Lean on Me' & 'Use Me' is his second studio album released in May 1972 by Sussex.Track Listing : 1.Lonely Town, Lonely Street (Bill Withers) - 03:42 . 2.Let Me In Your Life (Bill Withers) - 02:41 . 3.Who Is He (And What Is He To You)? (Bill Withers, Stanley Mckenny) - 03:13 . 4.Use Me (Bill Withers) - 03:45 . 5.Lean On Me (Bill Withers) - 04:17 . 6.Kissing…

We remember Bill Withers. ‘Lean On Bill’

This day (March 30, 2020), in Los Angeles, California, died William Harrison Withers, Jr. a.k.a Bill Withersan American singer-songwriter and musicianDigest Tracklist : Ain'T No Sunshine (1974) . w/ Patti Labelle & Stevie Wonder - Lean On Me (1995) . Lovely Day (1988) . Documentary . Harlem (1974) . Grandma'S Hands (1973) . Use Me (1972) . Live (1972) . Tracklist : Ain't No Sunshine . Lovely…

English television tapes Bill Withers (1973)

November 21, 1973 - the BBC program "In Concert" is going to tape a Bill Withers private set featuring "Grandma's Hands," "Lean On Me," "Let Me In Your Life," "Use Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine" at the Paris Studios in London

This week In Soul Artists 27/52

Maxwell, Marvin Gaye, Aaron Neville, D'Angelo, Barry White, Eric B. & Rakim, Bill Withers, Jimmy Cliff, Muddy Waters, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Michael Jackson

This week In Male Balladeers 22/52

Bryan Ferry, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Dan Auerbach, Elvis Costello, Country Joe McDonald, Pokey LaFarge, Chris Cornell, John Hiatt, Kevin Godley, Graham Gouldman, Jeff Buckley, Bill Withers

This week In Soul Artists 22/52

David Ruffin, The Temptations, John Legend, Teddy Pendergrass, Gregory Porter, Johnnie Taylor, Bill Withers, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Deniece Williams, Rihanna, Diana Ross

This week In Male Balladeers 18/52

Bill Withers , Muddy Waters, Elvis Costello, Ben E King, Bob Seger, Morrissey, Engelbert Humperdinck, Ben Harper, Damon Albarn, Michael Bublé, Benjamin Clementine, David Gahan

This week In Soul Artists 18/52

Roberta Flack, Bill Withers, Joan Armatrading, The Isley Brothers, Ray Charles, Ben E. King, The Neville Brothers, Patti Labelle, Dionne Warwick, Destiny's Child, Childish Gambino, Snoop Dogg

This week In Soul Artists 16/52

Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Richie Havens, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kelis, Earth Wind, Fire, Parliament, Prince, Chic, A Tribe Called Quest, Al Green, Lyle Lovett

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Waylon Jennings, Ian Dury, The Blockheads, Johnny Cash, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Lou Reed, Glen Hansard, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elliott Smith, Thom Yorke, Steven Tyler

Maverick Records publish Me’shell Ndegeocello’s ‘Peace Beyond Passion’ (1996)

Me'shell Ndegeocello's 'Peace Beyond Passion' is an album produced by David Gamson and released on June 25, 1996 by Maverick Records.1 . Leviticus Faggot 2 . Leviticus Faggot Track Listing : 1.The Womb (Me'Shell Ndegeocello) - 01:25 . 2.The Way (Me'Shell Ndegeocello) - 04:58 . 3.Deuteronomy: Niggerman (Me'Shell Ndegeocello) - 04:01 . 4.Ecclesiastes: Free My Heart (Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Torri…

Luther Vandross releases ‘Dance with My Father,’ his thirteenth and final album (2003)

Luther Vandross 'Dance with My Father' is his thirteenth and final studio album released on June 10, 2003 by J Records.1 . Dance With My Father 2 . The Closer I get to you (w/ Beyonce) Track Listing : 1.If I Didn'T Know Better (Ezekiel Lewis, Luther Vandross, Reed Vertelney) - 04:07 . 2.Think About You (James Porte, Luther Vandross) - 05:04 . 3.If It Ain'T One Thing (Robbie Nevil, Luther…

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…

Joe Bonamassa releases his tenth album : ‘Driving Towards the Daylight’ (2012)

Joe Bonamassa's 'Driving Towards the Daylight' is his tenth studio album, released on May 22, 2012 by Jr Records.. Track Listing : 1.Dislocated Boy (Joe Bonamassa) - 06:40 . 2.Stones In My Passway (Robert Johnson) - 03:58 . 3.Driving Towards The Daylight (Joe Bonamassa, Danny Kortchmar) - 04:50 . 4.Who'S Been Talking? (Chester Burnett) - 03:28 . 5.I Got All You Need (Willie Dixon) - 03:04 . 6.A…

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…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 16/52

Robert Plant & Queen, Guns N' Roses & Angus Young, Joan Jett, Miley Cyrus & Dave Grohl, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney & Joe Walsh, Sting & Backstreet Boys, Massive Attack & Portishead, Korn & Robert Smith, David Bowie & Peter Frampton, Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson, Mary J. Blige & Jamie Foxx, Stevie Wonder & John Legend, Dr John, Professor Longhair & The…

The Isley Brothers release ‘Givin’ It Back,’ their ninth album featuring only covers of ‘white rock acts’ (1971)

The Isley Brothers's 'Givin' It Back' is their ninth album (covering famous songs by white rock acts), released on April 8, 1971 by T-Neck.Track Listing : 1.Ohio / Machine Gun (Neil Young / Jimi Hendrix) - 09:13 . 2.Fire And Rain (James Taylor) - 05:29 . 3.Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan) - 010:22 . 4.Spill The Wine (Charles Miller, Howard E. Scott, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Harold Ray Brown, Thomas…

Marcus Miller releases his seventh album : ‘Silver Rain’ (2005)

Marcus Miller's 'Silver Rain' is his seventh album released on March 8, 2005 by Koch.Track Listing : 1.Intro Duction (Marcus Miller) - 00:30 . 2.Bruce Lee (Marcus Miller) - 05:23 . 3.La Villette (Lalah Hathaway, Marcus Miller) - 05:54 . 4.Behind The Smile (Marcus Miller) - 06:24 . 5.Frankenstein (Edgar Winter) - 06:33 . 6.Moonlight Sonata (Ludwig Van Beethoven) - 07:38 . 7.Boogie On Reggae Woman…

‘Let Me in Your Life’ is Aretha Franklin’s twenty-second studio album, co-produced with Jerry Wexler (1974)

Aretha Franklin's 'Let Me in Your Life' is her twenty-second studio album (and one of her top-selling) released on February 25, 1974 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Let Me In Your Life (Bill Withers) - 03:29 . 2.Every Natural Thing (Eddie Hinton) - 02:37 . 3.Ain'T Nothing Like The Real Thing (Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 03:49 . 4.I'M In Love (Joan Griffin, Kashif, Bobby Womack) - 02:51 .…

Motown publish Michael Jackson’s solo debut album : ‘Got to Be There’ featuring ‘Rockin’ Robin’ and ‘Got to Be There’ (1972)

Michael Jackson's 'Got to Be There' is his solo debut album produced By Hal Davis & Willie Hutch and released on January 24, 1972 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.Ain'T No Sunshine (Bill Withers) - 04:09 . 2.I Wanna Be Where You Are (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) - 03:01 . 3.Girl Don'T Take Your Love From Me (Willie Hutch) - 03:46 . 4.In Our Small Way (Beatrice Verdi, Christine Yarian) - 03:38 .…

Kudu Records publish Grover Washington, Jr’s debut album : ‘Inner City Blues’ (1972)

Grover Washington, Jr's 'Inner City Blues' is his debut album produced By Creed Taylor and released on January 3, 1972 by Kudu Records.Track Listing : 1.Inner City Blues (Marvin Gaye) - 07:10 . 2.Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) - 04:38 . 3.Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (Marvin Gaye) - 05:07 . 4.Until It'S Time For You To Go (Buffy Saint-Marie) - 04:35 . 5.I Loves You Porgy…

Death Row publish Dr. Dre’ s debut album : ‘The Chronic’ featuring Snoop Dogg (1992)

Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' is his debut studio album featuring Snoop Dogg and released on December 15, 1992 by Death Row / Interscope Track Listing : 1.The Chronic (Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Colin Wolfe) - 01:57 . . 2.Fuck Wit Dre Day (Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Colin Wolfe) - 04:52 . . 3.Let Me Ride.Dr. Dre, Rbx, Snoop Dogg) - 04:21 . . 4.The Day The Niggaz Took Over (Dr. Dre, Rbx, Snoop Dogg, Dat Nigga…

2Pac releases his debut album : ‘2Pacalypse Now’ (1991)

2Pac's '2Pacalypse Now' is his debut studio album released on November 12, 1991, by Interscope / EastWest RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Young Black Male (2Pac) - 02:35 . . 2.Trapped (2Pac) - 04:44 . . 3.Soulja'S Story (2Pac) - 05:05 . . 4.I Don'T Give A Fuck (2Pac) - 04:20 . 5.Violent (2Pac) - 06:25 . . 6.Words Of Wisdom (2Pac) - 04:54 . . 7.Something Wicked (2Pac) - 02:28 . . 8.Crooked Ass Nigga…

John Legend and The Roots release a collaborative album : ‘Wake Up!’ (2010)

'Wake Up!' by John Legend & The Roots is a collaborative studio album released on September 21, 2010 by GOOD, Columbia.Track listing : 1.Hard Times (Curtis Mayfield) 05:16 . 2.Compared to What (Eugene McDaniels) - 06:26 . 3.Wake Up Everybody (Victor Carstarphen, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead) - 04:26 . 4.Our Generation (The Hope of the World) (Leon Moore, Corey Penn) - 03:15 . 5.Little…

Kanye West releases his second album : ‘Late Registration’ featuring ‘Gold Digger’ (2005)

Kanye West's 'Late Registration' is his second studio album featuring Adam Levine, Lupe Fiasco, Jamie Foxx, Common, Jay-Z, Brandy, Nas and more as guests and released on August 30, 2005 by Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam.Track Listing : 1.Wake Up Mr. West (Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin) - 00:41 . Sample : "Someone That I Used To Love" By Natalie Cole] . 2.Heard 'Em Say (Kanye West, Adam Levine, Michael…

Concord publish George Benson’s ‘Songs and Stories’ produced with Marcus Miller (2009)

George Benson's 'Songs and Stories' is a studio album co-produced with Marcus Miller and released on August 25, 2009 by Concord.Track listing : 1.Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor) - 03:48 . 2.Family Reunion (Catero Colbert, Rod Temperton) - 04:18 . 3.Show Me the Love (Steve Lukather, Marcus Miller, David Paich) - 04:16 . 4.A Telephone Call Away (Bill Withers) - 05:54 . 5.Someday We'll…

‘Isaac Hayes at Wattstax’ is recorded at the Wattstax music festival held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1972)

'Isaac Hayes at Wattstax' is his performance at the Wattstax music festival, recorded on August 20, 1972 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and released on April 1, 2003 by Stax.Track listing : . 1.Theme from Shaft (Isaac Hayes) - 04:38 . 2.Soulsville (Isaac Hayes) - 04:37 . 3.Never Can Say Goodbye (Clifton Davis) - 05:16 . 4.Part Time Love (Clay Hammond) - 05:55 . 5.Your Love Is So Doggone…

Everyday People

Starting and ending with 'Everyday People' made famous by  Sly and the Family Stone, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Bill Withers, Peggy Lee, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole and many more.

Heart Beats

From 'Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart' to 'Heart On A String', we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Soul' tunes around the theme of 'The Heart'. It has Funk Brothers, Barney Kessel, Trammps, Teresa Cristina and many more.

We remember Art Pepper. ‘The Art(ist)’

This day (June 15, 1982), in Los Angeles., died Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr. A.k.a. Art Pepper, an American alto saxophonist and clarinetist.Tracklist : 1 . Mambo Koyama 2 . w/ Jimmy Witherspoon - Past Forty Blues (Live on L.A. Jazz 1981) 3 . Intro to Art (first clip of three) Jazz Performance: The Trip 4 . Notes from a Jazz Survivor Tracklist : You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to . Straight Life .…

Vertigo publish ‘Dire Straits,’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Sultans of Swing’ (1978)

'Dire Straits' is their debut and eponymous studio album featuring 'Sultans of Swing,' produced by Muff Winwood and released on June 9, 1978 by Vertigo1 . Down to the Waterline (1979, Live) 2 . Down to the Waterline (1980, Dortmund) 3 . Water of Love (Rockpalast, 1979) 4 . Water Of Love (TopPop) 5 . Setting Me Up 6 . Setting Me Up (w/ Notting Hillbillies, 1997, Glasgow) 7 . Six blade knife…

Melody Gardot releases her third album produced by Heitor Pereira : ‘The Absence’ (2012)

Melody Gardot's 'The Absence' is her third studio album produced by Heitor Pereira and released on May 29, 2012 by Verve Records.1 . Mira 2 . Medley (North Sea Jazz, 2012) 3 . So Long (Avo Session) 4 . So we meet again (San Sebastian Jazz Festival, 2012) 5 . Lisboa (Direct Live, October 2012) 6 . Impossible Love 7 . Goodbye (Olympia Paris, 5 November 2012) 8 . Yemanja Track Listing : 1.Mira…

Michael Bublé publishes his eighth album : ‘To Be Loved’ (2013)

Michael Bublé's 'To Be Loved' is his eighth studio album produced by Bob Rock and released on April 22, 2013 by 143 / Reprise Track Listing : 1.You Make Me Feel So Young (Mack Gordon) - 03:06 . 2.It'S A Beautiful Day (Michael Bublé, Bob Rock, Alan Chang) - 03:19 . 3.To Love Somebody (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) - 03:15 . 4.Who'S Lovin You (William Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy) - 02:56 . 5.Something…

J&R Adventures publish ‘Live In Amsterdam,’ the first collaboration album by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa (2014)

'Live In Amsterdam' by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa is their first collaboration album recorded at Koninklijk Theater Carre in Amsterdam and released on March 24, 2014 by J&R Adventures.Track Listing : 1.Amsterdam, Amsterdam! (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Kevin Shirley) - 01:45 . 2.Them There Eyes (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey) - 02:59 . 3.Sinner'S Prayer (Lowell Fulson, Lloyd…

It Takes Many To Be Alone

From 'Alone In The City' to 'Lonely Boy Blues', we have mixed 17 'Jazz and Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Solitude'. It has Mal Waldron, Brenda Lee, Wes Montgomery, Ray Charles and many more.