We remember Bing Crosby. ‘Crosby Still Young’

This day (October 14, 1977), in La Moraleja, Alcobendas, died Bing Crosby, an American singer and actor.Tracklist : 1 . I Love Paris 2 . w/ Bette Midler – Accentuate the Positive (1977) 3 . w/ David Bowie – Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy 4 . Doin’ The Bing 5 . Far Away Places 6 . Silent Night 7 . White Christmas Bing Crosby Top 10 : White Christmas . Silver Bells . I’ll Be Home For Christmas…

Bing Crosby sings in Norway (1977)

August 27, 1977 - Bing Crosby performs with the Joe Bushkin Quartet featuring Johnny Smith (g), George Duvivier (b) and Jake Hanna (d) in Olso, Norway.

Wes Montgomery records his fifth album : ‘Movin’ Along’ for Riverside (1960)

Wes Montgomery's 'Movin' Along' is his fifth album recorded on October 12, 1960.Track Listing : 1.Movin' Along (Wes Montgomery) - 05:40 . 2.Tune-Up (Miles Davis) - 04:27 . 3.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Victor Young, Ned Washington, Bing Crosby) - 05:02 . 4.Sandu (Clifford Brown) - 03:23 . 5.Body And Soul (Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) - 07:19 . 6.So Do It!…

On TV today, Barbra Streisand debuts (1963)

September 27, 1963 - they tape a Bob Hope Show Comedy Special. Bob is ill but Jack Benny and Bing Crosby host the show. Among the guests Janet Leigh , Dean Martin, Mary Travers, Peter Yarrow and a 21 years old artist named Barbra Streisand.

Impulse publish Diana Krall’s fourth album : ‘Love Scenes’ produced by Tommy LiPuma (1997)

Diana Krall's 'Love Scenes' is her fourth album produced by Tommy LiPuma and released on August 26, 1997 by Impulse!.1 . All Or Nothing At All 2 . All Or Nothing At Al 3 . Peel Me A Grape (on "Jazz 606" BBBC 2, 1.4.1998) 4 . I Don't Know Enough About You (2009, Live) 5 . I Don't Know Enough About You (Australia) 6 . I Miss You So 7 . They Can't Take That Away From Me (w/ Russell Malone, Paul…

Billie Holiday records ‘Music For Torching’ with Harry Sweets Edison, Benny Carter, Barney Kessel et al (1955)

Billie Holiday's 'Music For Torching' is a studio album recorded on August 23 & 25, 1955 and released In October 1955 By Clef.Track Listing : 1.It Had To Be You (Isham Jones, Gus Kahn) - 04:02 . 2.Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 04:23 . 3.I Don'T Want To Cry Anymore (Victor Schertzinger) - 03:55 . 4.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Victor Young, Ned…

Loud / RCA publish Raekwon(s debut album : ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ produced by RZA and featuring Nas, Ghostface Killah and other ex-Wu-Tang Clan colleagues (1995)

Raekwon's 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...' is his debut studio album produced by RZA, featuring Nas, Ghostface Killah and other ex-Wu-Tang Clan colleagues and released on August 1, 1995 by Loud / RCA1 . Incarcerated Scarfaces (Official Video) 2 . Criminology (Official Video, w/ Ghostface Killah) 3 . Can It Be All So Simple (Official Video, w/ Wang Clan) 4 . Glaciers of Ice (Official Video, w/…

Happy Birthday Barbra Streisand. ‘Her Name Is Barbra’

This day (April 24, 1942), in Brooklyn, New York, is born Barbra Joan Streisand a.k.a Barbra Streisand, an American singer, actress, writer, film producer and director.Digest Tracklist : My Man (2019) . Being Alive (2016) . Pure Imagination . Didn't We Live (2012) . I'Ll Never Say Goodbye (2011) . Some Other Time (2009) . What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? (2006) . The Way We Were…

Frank Sinatra records ‘No One Cares’ with Gordon Jenkins as arranger (1959)

Frank Sinatra's 'No One Cares' is an album recorded on March 24, 25, 26, May 14, 1959 and released the same year by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.When No One Cares (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 02:42 . 2.A Cottage For Sale (Larry Conley, Willard Robison) - 03:16 . 3.Stormy Weather (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 03:20 . 4.Where Do You Go? (Arnold Sundgaard, Alec Wilder) - 02:34 . 5.I Don'T Stand A…

We remember Louie Bellson. ‘Bellson’s Drum Roll Fades’

This day (February 14, 2009), in Los Angeles, California, died Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni a.k.a. Louie Bellson, an Italian-American jazz drummer and bandleader.Tracklist : Setting Up His Drums (2008) . w/ Arthur Feidler & Theboston Pops Orchestra - Carnaby Street. Guessing . w/ Big Band & Harry Sweets Edison - Sweet Tooth ( 1992) . w/ Dennis Chambers, Gregg…

We remember George Shearing. ‘The Lullaby of Shearing Land’

This day ( February 14, 2011), in New York City, New York, died Sir George Shearing, an Anglo-American jazz pianist.Tracklist : w/ Peggy Lee - Lullaby Of Birdland . w/ Mel Torme - Medley At Newport . At The Boston Pops . I'Ll Be Around . Move . w/ Pat Boone - Two Well Knowns In Paradise . Tracklist : Guilty . Lullaby Of Birdland . September In The Rain . Pick Yourself Up . Conception . I'll…

We remember Peggy Lee. ‘Feverish’

This day (January 21, 2002), in Los Angeles, California, died Norma Deloris Egstrom a.k.a. Peggy Lee, an American jazz and popular music singer.Tracklist : Is That All There Is? (1969) . Peggy Lee And Toots Thielemans - Makin'Whoopee . w/ Petula Clark - Wedding Bell Blues . Why Don'T You Do Right . Manana (1950) . w/ Andy Williams - St Louis Blues . Fever . Big Spender . Tracklist : Fever .…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Fine and Mellow,’ an album for Pablo (1974)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Fine and Mellow' is a studio album recorded on January 8, 1974 and released in 1979 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Fine And Mellow (Billie Holiday) – 06:05 . 2.I'M Just A Lucky So-And-So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 06:35 . 3.I Don'T Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young) - 05:01 . 4.Rockin' In Rhythm (Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, Irving…

We remember Dean Martin. ‘Arrivederci Dino’

This day (December 25, 1995), in Beverly Hills, California, died Dino Paul Crocetti a.k.a Dean Martin, an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian.Tracklist : Everybody Loves Somebody . Mr Wondeful . w/ Louis Armstrong - Dixie Melodie . Small Exception Of Me . w/ Tony Bennett - Medley . Volare . Christmas Blues . Caroline In The Morning . Tracklist : That's Amore . Ain't…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 51/52

Judy Garland . Mel Tormé, Keith Richards . Jerry Lee Lewis, Christina Aguilera . Andrea Bocelli, Boz Scaggs, Naughty By Nature, Joan Osborne, Marcus Miller . David Sanborn, Michael McDonald . Carla Thomas, Joan Baez, Jerry Garcia . Bob Weir, Eddie Vedder . Ben Harper, Rod Stewart . Tina Turner, Eros Ramazzotti . Joe Cocker, Billy Preston . Syreeta, Joe Strummer . The Pogues, Frank Sinatra . Bing…

We remember Nancy Wilson. ‘Today, Tomorrow, Forever, Miss Nancy’

This day (December 13, 2018), in Pioneertown, California, died Nancy Wilsonan American singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop; a 'consummate actress' and 'the complete entertainer.'Tracklist : At The Patton College 125Th Anniversary Gala . When October Goes (2010) . Guess Who I Saw TODAY (1994) . My Shining Hour . Dearly Beloved (1988) . Trio (1987) . Interview . Teach Me Tonight (1982) . For…

Singing with Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra whose birthday is today, has duetted with . myriad of artistsWe have selected thirteen of them. They are Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Shore, Doris Day, Nancy Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald . Liza Minelli Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Bing Crosby…

We remember Ravi Shankar

December 11, 2012 - Ravi Shankar, Indian musician and composer, master of the sitar passed away aged 92. He is remembered. George Harrison and Ravi Shankar stage two concerts to alert the world to the plight of the Bangladeshi people, victims of simultaneous floods, famine and civil wa at Madison Square Garden in New-York >> 36 MINUTES on RVM >> a year after George Harrison's…

Frank Sinatra records the album ‘A Man and His Music’ for Reprise (1965)

Frank Sinatra's 'A Man and His Music' is a double album recorded from December 19, 1960 till October 21, 1965, with various conductors and released in 1965 by Reprise.1 . Luck Be A Lady (1966) 2 . My Kind Of Town (Live) 3 . The Oldest Established (w/ Dean Martin) 4 . I'Ve Got You Under My Skin 5 . Witchcraft 6 . Young At Heart 7 . Young At Heart (1965) Track Listing : 1.Put Your Dreams Away…

Happy Birthday Bette Midler

December 1st, 19** - Miss Bette Midler, American singer and actress is @)_!. Happy Birthday MissTracklist : 1 . Hawaiian Oklahoma NBC 2 . You Don't Own Me, Goldie Hawn & Diane Keaton 3 . I Put A Spell On YouHocus Pocus 1993 4 . The Wind Beneath My Wings: Live in 2008 5 . Beast Of Burden 6 . w/ Cher - Trashy Ladies Medley (1975) 7 . When A Man Loves A Woman 8 . Be My Baby 9 . Under The…

Satchmo Loves Company

Louis Armstrong's exuberant and gravelly voice happened to be the perfect match with the mellifluous or crooning voices of his contemporaries. His blasting trumpet, the perfect contrast with the pianist.Who ever they were, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Marlene Dietrich, Peggy Lee, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and so…

Jazzed Christmas

From 'Al I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)' to 'Christmas Blues' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Christmas'. It has Billy Eckstine, Ramsey Lewis Trio, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee With Jud Conlon's Rhythmaires and many more.

Egocentrics

From 'Me, Myself And I' to 'Me And Piney Brown' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz and Other Musics' tunes around the theme of 'Me And The Rest Of The World'. It has Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday & Lester Young, Edith Piaf, Patience And Prudence and many more.

Jazzin’Around Sway

Starting and ending with Pablo Beltran Ruiz's composition Quien Sera / Sway', we have mixed 18 'mixing Latin, Jazz & Pop' tunes around the theme of 'Pablo Beltran Ruiz'. It has Cher, Bobby Darin, Mose Allison, Cannonball Adderley and many more.

It’s Snow (or Never)

From 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!' to 'Ornette Never Sleeps' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Snow (or … Never)'. It has George Shearing & Billy May, Michel Legrand, Quincy Jones, Art Blakey and many more.

Wintertime (1)

From 'Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow' to 'Winter Weather' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Winter (Cold Side)'. It has George Benson, Pauline London, Stan Getz, Wayne Newton and many more.

On the Airs

From 'Ventos Do Norte' to 'Air Waves' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Four Elements (Air)'. "On the Airs" has Djavan , Phil Woods, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan and many more.

Sweet Suite

From 'Cherry' to 'Apple Honey' , we have mixed in "Sweet Suite", 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Sweets And Desserts'. It has Roland Kirk, Duke Ellington, Eric Donaldson, Herb Ellis and many more.

Beauty is in the Eyes (of the Listener)

From 'Bonita' to 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Beauty & Prettiness'. It has Cortijo y su Combo, Daniel Jobim, Billy Preston, Louis Armstrong and many more.

James Van Heusen Goes All The Way

From 'Polka Dots And Moonbeams' to 'Darn That Dream' , we have mixed 21 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'James Van Heusen'. It has Bobby Darin, Chico Hamilton, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson and many more.

The Oedipus Complexity

From 'I'm Man' to 'Mama Don't Want No Peas 'n' Rice 'n' Coconut Oil' , we have mixed 19 'Jazz, Blues and More' tunes around the theme of 'Mothers & Sons'. It has Bing Crosby, Milton Brown, Neal Hefti, Mance Lipscomb and many more.

Meetiques

From 'Strange Meeting' to 'If We Never Meet Again', we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Meeting'. It has Quincy Jones & Harry Arnold, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny Griffin, Otis Spann and many more.

Come Fly With Sammy (Cahn)

From 'Its Been A Long Long Time' to 'The Things We Did Last Summer', we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes written or co-written by 'Sammy Cahn'. It has Mario Lanza, Four Aces, Poncho Sanchez, Bing Crosby 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.