We remember Freddie King. ‘The King of Texas’

This day (December 28, 1976), in Dallas, Texas, died Frederick Christian a.k.a Freddie King, an American blues guitarist and singer.Tracklist : 1 . Sweet Home Chicago 2 . The Things That I Used To Do (1975) 3 . Blues Band Shuffle (1974) 4 . Boogie Funk (1973) 5 . Ain’t No Sunshine (1973) 6 . Big Legged Woman (1972) 7 . Have You Ever Loved a Women (1970) 8 . Blues (1966) 9 . Hideaway Tracklist :…

Freddie King opens for GFR at MSG (1972)

December 23, 1972 - Freddie King opens for Grand Funk Railroad at the Madison Square Garden in New-York City. This is a benefit concert for "Phoenix House" to be filmed and aired by ABC early next year

Joe Bonamassa releases his fourteenth live album : ‘Live at the Greek Theatre,’ a tribute to Albert King, B.B. King and Freddie King (2016)

Joe Bonamassa's ‘Live at the Greek Theatre’ is his fourteenth live album (a tribute to the"Three Kings" : Albert King, B.B. King and Freddie King) released on September 23, 2016.1 . Ole Time Religion (The Greek Theatre) 2 . Oh, Pretty Woman (The Greek Theatre) 3 . Angel Of Mercy (The Greek Theatre) 4 . Let The Good Times Roll( The Greek Theatre) 5 . Breaking Up Somebody's Home (The Greek Theatre)…

Freddie Hubbard records ‘Breaking Point!’ for Blue Note (1964)

Freddie Hubbard's 'Breaking Point!' is his ninth album recorded on May 7, 1964 and released in September 1964 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Breaking Point (Freddie Hubbard) - 10:19 . 2.Far Away (Freddie Hubbard) - 10:58 . 3.Blue Frenzy (Freddie Hubbard) - 06:23 . 4.D Minor Mint (Freddie Hubbard) - 6:24 . 5.Mirrors (Joe Chambers) - 06:08 Musicians : Freddie Hubbard - Trumpet . James Spaulding -…

Island publish Brian Eno’s second solo album : ‘Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)’ (1974)

Brian Eno's 'Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)' is his second solo album featuring Phil Manzanera, and released in November 1974 by Island.1 . China My China (1974) Track Listing : 1.Burning Airlines Give You So Much More (Brian Eno) - 03:18 . 2.Back In Judy'S Jungle (Brian Eno) - 05:16 . 3.The Fat Lady Of Limbourg (Brian Eno) - 05:03 . 4.Mother Whale Eyeless (Brian Eno) - 05:45 . 5.The Great…

Freddie Hubbard records the album ‘Keystone Bop Vol. 2: Friday & Saturday’ with Joe Henderson and Bobby Hutcherson (1981)

Freddie Hubbard's 'Keystone Bop Vol. 2: Friday & Saturday' is a live album recorded on November 27 & 28, 1981 with Joe Henderson and Bobby Hutcherson and released in 1996 By Prestige.1 . Round About Midnight 1 2 . Round About Midnight 2 3 . Red Clay (Ancona Jazz, 1985) Track Listing : 1.One Of Another Kind (Freddie Hubbard) - 17:30 . 2.'Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious…

Stanley Turrentine records for CTI ‘Sugar,’ an album with Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter et al (1970)

Stanley Turrentine's 'Sugar' is an album recorded mainly during November 1970 with among others, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter, ... and released In 1971 By CTI.1 . Sugar Track Listing : 1.Sugar (Stanley Turrentine) - 10:03 . 2.Sunshine Alley (Butch Cornell) - 10:48 . 3.Impressions (John Coltrane) - 14:14 . 4.Gibraltar (Stanley Turrentine) - 9:35 Pete Turner ALSO READOfficial…

Freddie Hubbard records ‘Straight Life’ with Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, George Benson , Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette et al (1970)

Freddie Hubbard's 'Straight Life' is a soul/funk influenced jazz album recorded on November 16, 1970 with Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, George Benson , Ron Carter, Jack Dejohnette and more and released in January 1971 By Cti.1 . Straight Life Track Listing : 1.Straight Life (Hubbard) - 17:30 . 2.Mr. Clean (Weldon Irvine) - 13:37 . 3.Here'S That Rainy Day (James Van Heusen , Johnny Burke) -…

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…

Bill Evans records ‘Interplay’ with Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard (1962)

Bill Evans' 'Interplay' is an album recorded on July 16–17 and August 21, 1962, with Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Jim Hall and Freddie Hubbard and released the same year by Riverside.Track Listing : 1.You And The Night And The Music (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 07:04 . 2.When You Wish Upon A Star (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington) - 05:45 . 3.I'Ll Never Smile Again (Ruth Lowe) - 06:32 .…

V.S.O.P. featuring Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and Wayne Shorter record ‘The Quintet’ (1977)

V.S.O.P's 'The Quintet' is an album featuring Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and Wayne Shorter and recorded on July 16 & 18, 1977 and released in October 1977 By Columbia.Track Listing : 1.One Of A Kind (Freddie Hubbard) - 09:27 . 2.Third Plane (Ron Carter) - 07:19 . 3.Jessica (Herbie Hancock ) - 07:02 . 4.Lawra (Tony Williams) - 09:43 . 5.Darts (Herbie Hancock )…

John Coltrane records ‘Ascension’ with Mccoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp et al (1966)

John Coltrane's 'Ascension' is an album of continuous performance without breaks recorded on June 28, 1965 and released in February 1966 by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Edition I/Ascension (John Coltrane) – 38:30 . 2.Edition Ii/Ascension (John Coltrane) – 40:49Chuck Stewart ALSO READWikipediaOhio UniversityNewsweekMusicians : John Coltrane - Tenor Saxophone . Mccoy Tyner - Piano . Jimmy Garrison -…

A&M / CTI release Quincy Jones’ ‘Walking in Space’ featuring ‘Killer Joe’ (1969)

Quincy Jones' 'Walking in Space' feat. 'Killer Joe' is a studio album recorded on June 18 & 19, 1969 and released in 1969 by A&M/Cti..1 . Killer Joe (Quincy Jones 80th Birtay, 2013) Track Listing : 1.Dead End (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) - 04:05 . 2.Walking In Space (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 12:06 . 3.Killer Joe (Benny Golson) - 05:12 . 4.Love And Peace…

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…

Sonny Rollins records ‘East Broadway Run Down’ with Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones (1966)

Sonny Rollins' 'East Broadway Run Down' is an album recorded on May 9, 1966 with Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones and released the same year by Impulse!.Track Listing : 1.East Broadway Run Down (Sonny Rollins) – 20:27 . 2.Blessing In Disguise (Sonny Rollins) – 12:27 . 3.We Kiss In A Shadow (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) – 05:40Chuck Stewart ALSO READWikipediaOhio…

Dexter Gordon records ‘Doin’ Allright’ with Freddie Hubbard, Horace Parlan et al for Blue Note (1961)

Dexter Gordon's 'Doin' Allright' is an album recorded on May 6, 1961 and released the same year by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.I Was Doing All Right (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 09:18 . 2.You'Ve Changed (Bill Carey, Carl T. Fischer) - 07:26 . 3.For Regulars Only (Dexter Gordon) - 05:45 . 4.Society Red (Dexter Gordon) - 12:21 . 5.It'S You Or No One (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 06:13 Francis…

Freddie Hubbard records ‘The Body & the Soul’ with Eric Dolphy & Wayne Shorter (1963)

Freddie Hubbard's 'The Body & the Soul' is his eighth album recorded on March 11 & May 2, 1963, with among others Eric Dolphy and Wayne Shorter and released the same year by Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 04:39 . 2.Carnival (Manha De Carnaval) (Luiz Bonfá, Luigi Creatore, Antônio Maria, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss)…

Thinking Is Just An Idea

From 'I Think It Was A Dream' to 'I Think I'll Call It Morning' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Thinking'. It has Chick Corea, Dinah Washington, Elmer Bernstein, Donald Byrd and many more.

This month In Blues Legends 12/12

John Mayall, Albert King, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Hubert Sumlin, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Beth Hart, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Freddie King, Joe Louis Walker, Muddy Waters, Gary Moore, Willie Dixon, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Lucky Peterson

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 52/52

Prince, Frank Zappa, Eelco Gelling, Jan Akkerman, Freddie King, Roy Buchanan, John Mayer, John Scofield, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Cipollina, Philip Sayce, Joe Bonamassa, Issei Noro, Marc Ribot

This month In Blues Legends 09/12

R L Burnside, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Robert Cray, Freddie King, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Luther Allison, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, Albert King, Jeff Healey, B.B. King, T Bone Walker, B.B. King

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 38/52

Freddie King, Duane Allman, Albert King, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, John McLaughlin, Steve Howe, Steve Hackett, Terje Rypdal, Shawn Lane, Ralph Towner, John Abercrombie

This week In One-Off Collaborations 29/52

Miles Davis & Chaka Khan, Steve Winwood, Arturo Sandoval & Tito Puente, Bob Weir & Grace Potter, John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana & Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Freddie King & Johnny Winter, John Mayall & Eric Clapton, Eric Clapton, David Sanborn, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller & Joe Sample, Bobby Mcferrin & The Yellowjackets, Rick Wakeman & Jon Lord,…

Reprise Records publish Eric Clapton’s twelfth album : ‘From the Cradle’ (1994)

Eric Clapton's 'From the Cradle' is his twelfth studio (and a blues) album released on September 13, 1994 by Reprise Records.1 . Blues Before Sunrise 2 . Third Degree (Legends, Montreux, 1997) 3 . Third Degree (Pavarotti And Friends, 1996) 4 . Hoochie Coochie Man (Live) 5 . How Long Blues (w/ Dr. John, 1996) 6 . Sinners Prayer 7 . Standing Around Crying (w/ Muddy Waters, Live, 1978) 8 . Driftin'…

We remember Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown. ‘Texas Star “Gate”‘

This day (September 10, 2005), in Orange, Texas, died Clarence Gatemouth Brown, an American blues musician.Tracklist : 1 . Born In Louisiana 2 . I’Ve Got My Mojo Working (2004) 3 . Caldonia (2000) 4 . Pressure Cooker / Up Jump The Devil (1984) 5 . Song For Renee (1983) 6 . w/ Dizzy Gillespie – Frosty (1977) 7 . w/ Canned Heat – Live At Montreux (1973) 8 . w/ Freddie King – Funky Mama (1966) 9 .…

John Mayall releases ‘Crusade’ recorded with the Bluesbreakers featuring Mick Taylor (1967)

'Crusade' by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers is their third studio album (and the first recording of a young (18) Mick Taylor) released on September 1, 1967 by Decca.1 . Oh, Pretty Woman (w/ The Bluesbreakers, Mick Taylor 2 . My Time After A While (w/ Rocky Athas 3 . The Death Of J.B.Lenoir Track Listing : 1.Oh, Pretty Woman (A.C. Williams) - 03:40 . 2.Stand Back Baby (John Mayall) - 01:50…

We remember Luther Allison. ‘The Blues is On’

This day ( August 12, 1997), in Madison, Wisconsin, died Luther Allison, an American blues guitarist who played with Howlin' Wolf's band and backed James Cotton.Tracklist : 1 . Watching You 2 . Soul Fixin' Man (1994) 3 . w/ Johnny Hallyday - La Guitare fait mal (1992) 4 . Bad News is Coming 5 . Otis Rush & Luther Allison & Eric Clapton – Every Day I Have The Blues 6 . Serious (1985) 7 .…

Happy Birthday Robert Cray. ‘Cray One (More)’

This day (August 1, 1953), in Columbus, Georgia, is born Robert Cray, an American blues guitarist and singer.Tracklist : 1 . Shiver (2019) 2 . I'll Always Remember You (2018) 3 . You Must Believe in Yourself (2017) 4 . Time Makes Two (2015) 5 . Poor Johnny (2013) 6 . I'm Done Cryin' (2012) 7 . Smoking Gun 8 . Sittin On Top Of The World (2008) 9 . Will You Think Of Me (2000) 10 . There'S Nothing…

Decca publish John Mayall’s first studio album : ‘Blues Breakers’ recorded with Eric Clapton (1966)

John Mayall's 'Blues Breakers' is his first studio album recorded with ex-Yardbird Eric Clapton and (released on July 22, 1966 by Decca.1 . Have you heard about my baby (part 1) 2 . Have you heard about my baby (part 2) Track Listing : 1.All Your Love (Otis Rush) - 03:38 . 2.Hideaway / The Walk (Freddie King/Sonny Thompson / Jimmy Mccracklin) - 03:17 . 3.Little Girl (John Mayall) - 02:36 .…

Happy Birthday Derek Trucks

June 8, 1979 - Derek Trucks, American guitarist, co-founder with his wife Susan Tedeschi of the Tedeschi Trucks Band. is 43. Happy Birthday SirTracklist : 1 . Sleep Walk (1996) 2 . Afro Blue (20th B'day, June-09-1999) 3 . D Minor Blues (2-14-00) 4 . Desdemona (w/ The Allman Brothers, Warren Haynes) 5 . Volunteered Slavery (9/11/2004, Princeton, MA) 6 . Wanee Festival 2005 7 . I'd Rather Be…

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…

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…

Stevie Ray Vaughan records in Austin his first album ‘In the Beginning’ (1980)

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'In the Beginning' is an album recorded on April 1, 1980 at Steamboat 1874 in Austin, Texas with Double Trouble and released on October 6, 1992 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.In The Open (Sonny Thompson, Freddie King) – 05:57 . 2.Slide Thing (Stevie Ray Vaughan) – 03:18 . 3.They Call Me Guitar Hurricane (Eddie Jones) – 03:06 . 4.All Your Love (Otis Rush) – 06:23 . 5.Tin Pan…

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…

Decca publish John Mayall’s third album : ‘A Hard Road’ recorded with the Bluesbreakers featuring Peter Green, John McVie and Aynsley Dunbar (1967)

John Mayall's 'A Hard Road' is his third album recorded with the Bluesbreakers featuring Peter Green, John McVie & Aynsley Dunbar and released on February 17, 1967 by Decca.Track Listing : 1.A Hard Road (John Mayall) - 03:12 . 2.It'S Over (John Mayall) - 02:51 . 3.You Don'T Love Me (Willie Cobbs) - 02:50 . 4.The Stumble (Freddie King, Sonny Thompson) - 02:54 . 5.Another Kinda Love (John…

Nile, Danube. Blues Are The Rivers

From 'Goin' to Sit Down on the Banks of the River' to 'Watching The River Flow', we have mixed 19 'Mostly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Rivers'. It has Louis Armstrong, Roscoe Holcomb, Bo Diddley, Blind Gary Davis and many more.

Hot And Cool

From 'Hot Rod Rumble' to 'Cool Breeze', we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hot AND…Cool'. It has Kenny Burrell, Jazz Crusaders, Louis Armstrong With The Commanders, Dean Martin and many more.

Happy Birthday Benny Golson. ‘Along Came Benny’

This day (January 25, 1929), in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is born Benny Golson,an American bebop & hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist.Tracklist : 1 . Take The A Train (2009) 2 . Killer Joe (2009) 3 . Interview & Live. 4 . Milt Jackson & Benny Golson & Art Farmer & NHØP - Blues for Diahann (1997) 5 . Freddie Hubbard & Stablemates (1989) 6 . w/ Alan Branscombe, Dave Goldberg,…

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.1 . Got To Be There / Brand New Thing 2 . Rockin' Robin 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…

Benny Goodman records ‘The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert’ (1938)

Benny Goodman's 'The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert' is one of the first recording (done on January 16, 1938) of music issued on the new long-playing format and one of the first to sell over a million copies. ,1 . Avalon (1959) 2 . I Got Rhythm (1959) 3 . #6 (w/ The Mcguire Sisters, 1958) 4 . 1955 (China Boy) 5 . Sing, Sing, Sing (Gene Krupa, From "Hollywood Hotel Film" (1937)) Track…