Happy Birthday Yusuf / Cat Stevens

July 21, 1948 - Yusuf Islam born Steven Demetre Georgiou also known as Cat Stevens, British singer, songwriter and musician is 74. Happy Birthday SirTracklist : 1 . Wild World 2 . Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 3 . Maybe You'Re Right 4 . How Can I Tell You? 5 . Morning Has Broken (1976) 6 . Where Do The Children Play 7 . Peace Train 8 . I Love My Dog 9 . Thinking 'Bout You 10 . NPR Music Tiny Desk…

Cat Stevens releases his fourth album : ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ featuring ‘Wild World’ (1970)

Cat Stevens' 'Tea for the Tillerman' feat. 'Wild World' is his fourth studio album released on November 23, 1970 by Island.Track Listing : 1.Where Do The Children Play? (Cat Stevens) - 03:52 . 2.Hard Headed Woman (Cat Stevens) - 03:47 . 3.Wild World (Cat Stevens) - 03:20 . 4.Sad Lisa (Cat Stevens) - 03:45 . 5.Miles From Nowhere (Cat Stevens) - 03:37 . 6.But I Might Die Tonight (Cat Stevens) -…

Cat Stevens releases his fifth album : ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ featuring ‘Moonshadow’ and ‘Morning Has Broken’ (1971)

Cat Stevens ' 'Teaser and the Firecat' is his fifth studio album titled after a children's book written and illustrated by Stevens and released on October 1, 1971. Track Listing : 1.The Wind (Cat Stevens) - 01:42 . 2.Rubylove (Cat Stevens) - 02:37 . 3.If I Laugh (Cat Stevens) - 03:20 . 4.Changes Iv (Cat Stevens) - 03:32 . 5.How Can I Tell You (Cat Stevens) - 04:24 . 6.Tuesday'S Dead (Cat Stevens)…

Cat Stevens releases his sixth album : ‘Catch Bull at Four’ (1972)

Cat Stevens' 'Catch Bull at Four' is his sixth studio album released on September 27, 1972 by Island /A&M.Track Listing : 1.Sitting (Cat Stevens) - 03:14 . 2.Boy With A Moon & Star On His Head (Cat Stevens) - 05:57 . 3.Angelsea (Cat Stevens) - 04:30 . 4.Silent Sunlight (Cat Stevens) - 03:00 . 5.Can'T Keep It In (Cat Stevens) - 02:59 . 6.18Th Avenue (Cat Stevens) - 04:21 . 7.Freezing Steel…

Sufjan Stevens releases his fifth album : ‘Illinois’ (2005)

Sufjan Stevens' 'Illinois' is his fifth studio album released on July 4, 2005 by Asthmatic Kitty /Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade1 . Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, IL (Manchester) 2 . Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois 3 . Come on! Feel the Illinoise! 4 . Come on Feel the Illinoise (End Of The Road Festival, 2015) 5 . John Wayne Gacy Jr 6 . John Wayne Gacy, Jr.…

United Artists publish Bobby Womack’s album ‘Communication’ featuring ‘That’s The Way I Feel About Cha’ (1971)

Bobby Womack's, 'Communication' is an album (including the hit 'That's The Way I Feel About Cha') released on September 15, 1971 by United Artists Records.Track Listing : 1.Communication (Bobby Womack) - 04:30 . 2.Come L'Amore (Bob Hilliard, Leon Ware) - 03:00 . 3.Fire And Rain (James Taylor) - 04:30 . 4.(If You Don'T Want My Love) - 0Give It Back (Bobby Womack) - 02:50 . 5.Medley:…

This week In Male Balladeers 29/52

Robert Plant, Chris Cornell, Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Timothy B. Schmit, John Sebastian, Elliott Smith, Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen, Roger Hodgson, Jake Bugg, Tom Chaplin, Peter Tosh

Elektra publish 10,000 Maniacs’ second album : ‘In My Tribe’ mostly written by Natalie Merchant (1987)

10,000 Maniacs' 'In My Tribe' is their second album mostly written by lead singer Natalie Merchant and released on July 27, 1987 by Elektra.1 . What's the Matter Here? 2 . Hey Jack Kerouac 3 . Like the Weather 4 . Don't Talk 5 . Peace Train 6 . Gun Shy (Live) 7 . City Of Angels (1989, New Haven, CT) 8 . Verdi Cries 9 . Like The Weather ("The White Room") 10 . Don't Talk Track Listing : 2.Hey…

Rod Stewart releases ‘A Night on the Town,’ his seventh album featuring ‘Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)’ (1976)

Rod Stewart's 'A Night on the Town' is his seventh album, released on June 18, 1976 by Riva / Warner Bros.1 . Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) (Official Video) 2 . Tonight's The Night (1976) 3 . First Cut Is The Deepest 4 . The Killing Of Georgie (Part I & II) (Official Video) 5 . The balltrap (Live, feb 2014) 6 . Pretty Flamingo (A night on the town TV special 1976) 7 . Big bayou…

Columbia publish Santana’s eleventh album : ‘Zebop!’ (1981)

Santana's 'Zebop!' is their eleventh studio album featuring Alex Ligertwood on vocals and released in April 1981 by Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Changes (Cat Stevens) - 04:27 . 2.E Papa Ré (Carlos Santana, Richard Baker, David Margen, Orestes Vilató, Alex Ligertwood) - 04:32 . 3.Primera Invasion (Graham Lear, David Margen, Alan Pasqua, Carlos Santana) - 02:08 . 4.Searchin' (Alex Ligertwood, Carlos…

This week In Male Balladeers 11/52

Guy Garvey, Adam Granduciel, Yusuf . Cat Stevens, Johnny Cash, Neil Finn, Vince Gill, James Taylor, Billy Bragg, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ry Cooder, Charles Bradley, Eric Burdon, Iggy Pop They are the Male Balladeers selected among the 330 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Guy Garvey . Mirrorball (w/ Elbow) Lifted from : Fiction Records…

Island Records publish P J Harvey’s eighth album : ‘Let England Shake’ (2011)

PJ Harvey's 'Let England Shake' is her eighth studio album co-produced with Flood, Mick Harvey & John Parish and released on February 14, 2011 by Island Records. Track Listing : 1.Let England Shake (P J Harvey) - 03:09 . 2.The Last Living Rose (P J Harvey) - 02:21 . 3.The Glorious Land (P J Harvey) - 03:34 . 4.The Words That Maketh Murder (P J Harvey) - 03:45 . 5.All And Everyone (P J Harvey)…

Singing With Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel whose birthday is today . Happy Birthday BTW . has performed with . myriad of artists of all genres, either on records or in concerts. We have selected fifteen of them. They are . Chris Martin, Kate Bush, Sinéad O'Connor, Jivan Gasparyan, Brian May, Johnny Clegg, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Papa Wemba, Laurie Anderson, Angun, Natalie Merchant, Michael Stipe, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan,…

Singing With Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder whose birthday is today . Happy Birthday BTW . has performed with, beside his Pearl Jam colleagues, . myriad of bands or solo artists of all genres. We have selected twelve of them. They are . Natalie Maines, Glen Hansard, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, The Rolling Stones . Neil Finn, Ben Harper, Chris Martin, Tom Petty, R.E.M., The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters Here, they are reunited…

Singing George Harrison

To Celebrate George Harrison, who passed away 19 years ago today, we have selected twelve solo artists or bands who have covered the songs George wrote or co-wrote. . They are Sruli Portnoy, Evan Rachel Wood, Santana, Davy Knowles, Peter Frampton, Yusuf Islam , The Analogues . Ann Wilson, Eric Clapton . Billy Preston, Pharrell Williams, Brad Paisley . Dhani Harrison, Joe Bonamassa Here, they are…

This week In Male Balladeers 47/52

Freddie Mercury, Josh Groban, Yusuf . Cat Stevens, Arno, Tom Waits, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby, Seu Jorge, Michael Hutchence, Enrique Iglesias, Mika, Boy George They are the Male Balladeers selected among the 350 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Freddie Mercury . You Take My Breath Away (w/ Queen) Lifted from : We remember Freddie…

Atlantic publish ‘Bette Midler’ her eponymous second album (1973)

Bette Midler' is her eponymous second studio album produced by Arif Mardin, Barry Manilow and released on November 16, 1973 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) - 03:02 . 2.Drinking Again (Johnny Mercer, Doris Tauber) - 02:48 . 3.Breaking Up Somebody'S Home (Al Jackson Jr., Timothy Matthews) - 03:49 . 4.Surabaya Johnny (Bertolt Brecht, Herbert Hartig, Kurt Weill)…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 40/52

Toni Braxton . Michael Mcdonald, Judy Garland . Barbra Streisand, Joan Baez . Mercedes Sosa, R.E.M. . Bruce Springsteen, Nelly Furtado . Dave Stewart, John Mellencamp . Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Sting . Stevie Wonder, Craig David . Sting, Tom Petty . Bo Diddley, Chris Cornell . Cat Stevens, Elvis Costello . The Police, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker . Gary MooreThey are the 12 one-off collaborations…

This week In ’70s Throwback’ 40/52

Santana, Bob Marley, The Wailers, Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Electric Light Orchestra, The Who, Cat Stevens, The Police, Genesis, Paul Simon, Led Zeppelin They are the '70s Throwback' artists selected among the 321 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Santana . One Chain (Don't Make No Prison) Lifted from : Columbia publish…

This week In Male Balladeers 40/52

Dean Martin, Charles Aznavour, Chris Isaak, Sting, Tom Waits, Warren Zevon, Gordon Lightfoot, Mumford . Sons, Cat Stevens . Chris Cornell, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Morrissey They are the Male Balladeers selected among the 321 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Dean Martin . I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face Lifted from : Capitol…

Special Animated New Music Videos N°22

Yusuf . Cat Stevens, Goldfish, Harrison Lipton, Elliott Brood, Automat, Cj Fly, Devvon Terrell, Starbenders, Pendulum, Perfume, Ozzy Osbourne, Corey Taylor are the performers of the (animated only) music videos that caught, these past days, our interest and musical or visual liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Yusuf . Cat Stevens . Father And Son More…

This week In (Animated) New Music Videos 104

Bright Eyes, Baauer, Mackie, Noah Cyrus, Guitarricadelafuente, Indochine, Yo And The South, Yusuf . Cat Stevens, Katie Dey, Bendik Finborud, Seether, Rauw Alejandro are the performers of the (animated only) music videos that caught, these past days, our interest and musical or visual liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Bright Eyes . Mariana Trench More…

Gordy release The Temptations’ fourth studio album : ‘Gettin’ Ready’ featuring ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’ (1966)

The Temptations 'Gettin' Ready' is their fourth studio album marking their transition between Smokey Robinson to Norman Whitfield as producers and released on June 15, 1966 by Gordy.1 . Ain't too proud to beg 2 . GET READY Track Listing : 1.Say You (Robert Dobyne, Charles Jones, Robert Staunton) - 02:30 . 2.Little Miss Sweetness (Smokey Robinson) - 03:09 . 3.Ain'T Too Proud To Beg (Eddie…

Warner Bros. Chaka Khan’s sixth album : ‘Destiny’ (1986)

Chaka Khan's 'Destiny' is her sixth studio album released on June 14, 1986 by Warner Bros.1 . So Close (Live) Track Listing : 1.Love Of A Lifetime (David Gamson, Green Gartside) - 04:21 . 2.Earth To Mickey (Joshua Fried, Reggie Griffin, Arif Mardin, Charlie Singleton, Jeremy Wolff) - 05:37 . 3.Watching The World (John Lang, Richard Page, Steve George) - 04:44 . 4.The Other Side Of The World (B.…

Island release ‘Exodus,’ Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ninth album featuring ‘Natural Mystic’ (1977)

'Exodus' by Bob Marley & The Wailers is their ninth studio album released on June 3, 1977 by Island.1 . The Heathen (The Rainbow Theatre, London, 1977) Track Listing : 1.Natural Mystic (Bob Marley) - 03:31 . 2.So Much Things To Say (Bob Marley) - 03:08 . 3.Guiltiness (Bob Marley) - 03:20 . 4.The Heathen (Bob Marley) - 02:32 . 5.Exodus (Bob Marley) - 07:38 . 6.Jamming (Bob Marley) - 03:32 .…

We remember Bob Marley. ‘Leaving Babylon’

This day (May 11, 1981), in Miami, Florida, died Robert Nesta Marley a.k.a Bob Marley, a Jamaican singer and songwriter.Digest Tracklist : w/ The Wailers - Coming In From The Cold (1980) . War (1979) . w/ The Wailers - Exodus (1977) . The Roots Rock Reggae (1976) . w/ The Wailers - Kinky Reggae (1975) . Lively Up Yourself (1974) . w/ The Wailers - Get up Stand up (1973) . Bob Marley and Peter…

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…

Tamla publish Stevie Wonder’s fifth album : ‘Up Tight’ (1966)

Stevie Wonder's 'Up Tight' is his fifth studio album released on May 4, 1966 by Tamla.Track Listing : 1.Love A Go Go (Beth Beatty, Ernie Shelby) - 02:46 . 2.Hold Me (Morris Broadnax, Clarence Paul, Stevie Wonder) - 02:36 . 3.Blowin' In The Wind (Bob Dylan, Clarence Paul) - 03:46 . 4.Nothing'S Too Good For My Baby (Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, William Stevenson) - 02:39 . 5.Teach Me Tonight (Sammy…

Herbie Hancock releases ‘Sextant,’ the last album of the Mwandishi period (1973)

Herbie Hancock's 'Sextant' is his eleventh album (and the last with his Mwandishi Band) released on March 30, 1973 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Rain Dance (Herbie Hancock) - 09:16 . 2.Hidden Shadows (Herbie Hancock) - 10:11 . 3.Hornets (Herbie Hancock) - 19:35Musicians : </strongHerbie Hancock - Arp Echoplex, Clapping, Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Fuzz-Wah, Handclapping, Keyboards, Mellotron,…

Warner Bros. release Chaka Khan’s second solo album : ‘Naughty’ produced By Arif Mardin (1980)

Chaka Khan's 'Naughty' is her second solo album produced By Arif Mardin and released on March 26, 1980 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Clouds (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) - 04:28 . 2.Get Ready, Get Set (Kathy Anderson, Ellison Chase, Bill Haberman, Art Jacobson) - 03:42 . 3.Move Me No Mountain (Jerry Ragovoy, Aaron Schroeder) - 04:14 . 4.Nothing'S Gonna Take You Away (Deborah Ash, Bill…

Stax publish ‘King & Queen’ by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (1967)

'King & Queen' by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas is a studio album (her fourth and his sixth and final) released on March 16, 1967 by Stax. Track Listing : 1.Knock On Wood (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) - 02:48 . 2.Let Me Be Good To You (Isaac Hayes, David Porter, Carl Wells) - 02:48 . 3.Tramp (Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Mccracklin) - 03:00 . 4.Tell It Like It Is (George Davis, Lee Diamond) -…