Stax publish Isaac Hayes’ album : ‘Black Moses’ featuring ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’ (1971)

Isaac Hayes' 'Black Moses' is a double album released in November 1971 by Stax Records Enterprise.1 . Never Can Say Goodbye Track Listing : 1.Never Can Say Goodbye (Clifton Davis) - 05:07 . 2.(They Long To Be) Close To You (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 08:58 . 3.Nothing Takes The Place Of You (Toussaint Mccall, Alan Robinson) - 05:29 . 4.Man'S Temptation (Curtis Mayfield) - 04:59 . 5.Never Gonna…

Isaac Hayes releases his second album ‘Hot Buttered Soul’ (1969)

Isaac Hayes' 'Hot Buttered Soul' is his second studio album, released on September 23, 1969 by Enterprise.1 . Walk On By 2 . Walk On By (Montreux, 2005) 3 . Hyperbolic (Pori Jazz, 1996) 4 . By The Time I Get To Phoenix Track Listing : 1.Walk On By (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 12:03 . 2.Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic (Isaac Hayes, Alvertis Isbell) - 09:38 . 3.One Woman (Charles Chalmers,…

‘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.1 . Shaft (w/ Richard Pryor, Wattstax, 1973 ) 2 . Rolling Down A Mountainside (Wattstax, 1973) 3 . Soulville Track listing : . 1.Theme from Shaft (Isaac Hayes) - 04:38 . 2.Soulsville (Isaac Hayes) - 04:37 . 3.Never…

We remember Isaac Hayes. ‘From Shaft To Chef’

This day (August 10, 2008), in Memphis, Tennessee, died Isaac Hayes, an American songwriter, musician, singer and actor.Tracklist : 1 . Shaft (2005) 2 . Chocolate Salty Balls (2002) 3 . Never Can Say Goodbye 4 . Fragile (1996) 5 . I Stand Accused 6 . Rolling Down A Mountainside (1973) 7 . Walk On By (1969) Tracklist : Theme From Shaft . Run Fay Run . Walk On By . Never Can Say Goodbye . Do…

Isaac Hayes releases ‘Shaft,’ the soundtrack of the Gordon Parks movie ‘Shaft’ (1971)

Isaac Hayes' 'Shaft' is the soundtrack (released on July 2, 1971 by Enterprise) of the eponymous American 'blaxploitation' film directed by Gordon Parks.1 . Shaft (Live, 1973) 2 . Shaft trailer (1971) 3 . SHAFT'S CAB RIDE (fan made Music Video/Action Montage) 4 . Soulville 5 . Do Your Thing (Shaft, No Name Bar scene) 6 . Do Your Thing 7 . Theme From Shaft 8 . SHAFT Official Trailer 9 . Opening…

Volt release Otis Redding’s fourth album ‘The Soul Album’ recorded with Isaac Hayes and Booker T & the MGs (1966)

Otis Redding's 'The Soul Album' is his fourth studio album featuring among other session men Isaac Hayes and Booker T & the MGs released on April 1, 1966 by Volt/Atco.Track Listing : 1.Just One More Day (Otis Redding, Steve Cropper, Mcelvoy Robinson) - 03:31 . 2.It'S Growing (Smokey Robinson, Warren Pete Moore) - 02:47 . 3.Cigarettes And Coffee (Jerry Butler, Eddie Thomas, Jay Walker) - 03:53…

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Stax publish Eddie Floyd’s debut album : ‘Knock On Wood’ (1967)

Eddie Floyd's 'Knock On Wood' is his debut album recorded from July till December 1966 at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and released on January 26, 1967 by Stax. 1 . Knock On Wood 2 . Knock On Wood (The White House: Memphis Soul) 3 . Raise Your Hand Track Listing : 1.Knock On Wood (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) - 03:05 . 2.Something You Got (Chris Kenner, Fats Domino) - 03:05 . 3.But It'S…

Eurythmics release their second album : ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ featuring ‘Love Is a Stranger’ and ‘Sweet Dreams’ (1983)

Eurythmics' 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' is their second studio album released on January 4, 1983 by RCA Records.1 . Sweet Dreams (Live, 2005) 2 . Sweet Dreams (Peace Tour) 3 . Love Is A Stranger 4 . Love Is A Stranger (Peace Tour) 5 . I've Got An Angel ("Live From Heaven," 1983) 6 . Wrap It Up (1984/09/16, Live) 7 . I Could Give You A Mirror ("Live From Heaven," 1983) 8 . The Walk 9 .…

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 1 . Nuthin' But A G Thang (w/ Snoop Dogg ) 2 . Let Me Ride (Official Video) 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) -…

We remember Rufus Thomas. ‘Funky Rufus’

This day (December 15, 2001), in Memphis, Tennessee, died Rufus Thomas, an American rhythm and blues, funk and soul singer and comedian.Tracklist : 1 . Live in Italy (1993) 2 . w/ Blues Brothers Band – Walking the dog (1988) 3 . Documentary (1973) 4 . Funky Chicken (1973) 5 . Jump Back Tracklist : Do The Funky Chicken . Walking The Dog . The Memphis Train . Bear Cat . Can Your Monkey Do The Dog…

Atlantic publish The Blues Brothers’ first album : ‘Briefcase Full of Blues,’ recorded live in Los Angeles (1978)

The Blues Brothers' 'Briefcase Full of Blues' is their first album released on November 28, 1978 by Atlantic Records.1 . Can't Turn You Loose / Peter Gunn Theme 2 . Can't Turn You Loose 3 . Hey Bartender 4 . Messin' With The Kid 5 . Messin With The Kid ("Blues Brothers On Parole And In Concert") 6 . (I Got Everything I Need) Almost (Live ) 7 . Rubber Biscuit 8 . Shotgun Blues 9 . Groove Me…

Wu-Tang Clan release their third album ‘The W,’ featuring Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg and Nas among other guests (2000)

Wu-Tang Clan's 'The W' is their third studio album produced by RZA and Mathematics and released on November 21, 2000 by Loud Records1 . Careful (Official Video) 2 . One Blood Under W (Live, 2004) 3 . Protect Ya Neck (Official Video) 4 . I Can't Go To Sleep (Official Video) 5 . Gravel Pit (Official Video) 6 . Gravel Pit (Sydney Opera House) Track Listing : 1.Intro –Chamber Music (Robert…

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 Records1 . Trapped 2 . If My Homie Calls (Official Video) 3 . If My Homie Calls (Live) 4 . Brenda's Got A Baby Track 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) -…

Stax publish Sam & Dave’s third album ‘Soul Men’ featuring ‘Soul Man’ (1967)

Sam & Dave's 'Soul Men' is their third album featuring the hit 'Soul Man' and released on October 26, 1967 by Stax/Atlantic.1 . Soul Man Track Listing : 1.Soul Man (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 02:36 . 2.May I Baby (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 02:38 . 3.Broke Down Piece Of Man (Steve Cropper, Joe Shamwell) - 02:46 . 4.Let It Be Me (Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoé) - 02:45 .…

Happy Birthday Steve Cropper. ‘Colonel Steve’

This day (October 21, 1941), in Dora, Missouri, is born Steve Cropper, an American guitarist, best known for his work at Stax Record with Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and moreTracklist : 1 . Fire It Up (2021) 2 . w/ Benjamin Booker – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (2018) 3 . w/ Dave Mason – Can’t Find My Way Home (2018) 4 . w/The Animals – Time Is Tight (2013) 5 .…

Donald Fagen releases his fourth solo album : ‘Sunken Condos’ (2012)

Donald Fagen's 'Sunken Condos' is his fourth solo album released on October 16, 2012 by Reprise Records.1 . On "Letterman" Track Listing : 1.Slinky Thing (Donald Fagen) - 05:12 . 2.I'M Not The Same Without You (Donald Fagen) - 04:31 . 3.Memorabilia (Donald Fagen) - 04:14 . 4.Weather In My Head (Donald Fagen) - 05:29 . 5.The New Breed (Donald Fagen) - 04:35 . 6.Out Of The Ghetto (Isaac Hayes) -…

Barry White releases his second album : ‘Stone Gon” featuring ‘Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up’ (1973)

Barry White's 'Stone Gon'' is his (self-produced) second album released on October 2, 1973 by 20Th Century..1 . Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up ("Toppop") Track Listing : 1.Girl It'S True, Yes I'Ll Always Love You (Barry White) - 08:36 . 2.Honey Please, Can'T Ya See (Barry White) - 05:11 . 3.You'Re My Baby (Barry White) - 09:08 . 4.Hard To Believe That I Found You (Barry White) - 06:59 . 5.Never,…

Jay-Z releases his third album : ‘Vol 2 … Hard Knock Life’ (1998)

Jay-Z's 'Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life' is his third studio album released on September 29, 1998 by Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam 1 . Jigga What, Jigga Who 2 . Money, Cash, Hoes (w/ DMX) 3 . Can I Get A... (w/ Amil & Ja Rule, Official Video) 4 . Money Ain'T A Thang (w/ Jermaine Dupri) 5 . Money Ain'T A Thang (w/JD, So So Def 20th Anniversary, 2013) 6 . Hard Knock Life (Live) Track Listing : 1.Intro…

Outkast release ‘Aquemini,’ their third album featuring ‘Rosa Parks’ (1998)

Outkast's 'Aquemini' is their third studio album (its title combines the two Zodiac signs : Aquarius for Big Boi and Gemini for André 3000), released on September 29, 1998 by Laface Records.1 . Rosa Parks (Official Video) 2 . Rosa Parks Track Listing : 1.Hold On, Be strong (Outkast) - 01:11 . 2.Return Of The "G" (André Benjamin, Giorgio Moroder, Organized Noize, Antwan Patton) - 04:49 . 3.Rosa…

OutKast release their fifth album : ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,’ a double album featuring ‘Hey Ya!’ and ‘The Way You Move’ (2003)

OutKast's 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below' feat. 'Hey Ya!' and 'The Way You Move' is their fifth studio album released as a double album on September 23, 2003, by LaFace Records.1 . Ghettomusick (Official Video) 2 . The Way You Move (w/ Sleepy Brown, Official Video) 3 . Prototype (Official Video) 4 . Hey Ya! (Official Video) 5 . Roses (Official Video) 6 . Ghetto Musick (Live, 2004) 7 . Roses Track…

Volt publish Otis Redding’s third album : ‘Otis Blueː’ featuring ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,’ ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Respect’ (1965)

Otis Redding's 'Otis Blue' is his third studio album featuring 'I've Been Loving You Too Long,' 'Satisfaction' and 'Respect,' produced by Jim Stewart and Steve Cropper and released on September 15, 1965 by Volt1 . Respect 2 . Respect 3 . I've Been Loving You Too Long (1967.06.17, Monterey, Ca) 4 . Shake ("Ready, Steady, Go!", 1966) 5 . Shake (w/ Eric Burdon & Chris Farlowe, 1966) 6 . My…

Bad Boy Records publish The Notorious B.I.G.’s first album : ‘Ready To Die’ (1994)

The Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Ready to Die' is his debut studio album produced by Sean 'Puffy' Combs among others and released on September 13, 1994, by Bad Boy / Arista Records1 . Gimme The Loot (Live) 2 . Warning (Official Video) 3 . One More Chance (Official Video) ) 4 . One More Chance 5 . Juicy (Official Video) ) 6 . Big Poppa (Official Video) ) 7 . Unbelievable (Atlanta) Track Listing : 1.Intro…

UB40 release their fourth album : ‘Labour of Love’ featuring ‘Red Red Wine’ (1983)

UB40's 'Labour of Love' is their fourth studio album featuring only covers among which 'Red Red Wine,' co-produced with Ray 'Pablo' Falconer and released on September 12, 1983 by Virgin1 . Cherry Oh Baby 2 . Keep On Moving 3 . Please Don't Make Me Cry 4 . Sweet Sensation 5 . Johnny Too Bad 6 . Johnny Too Bad (South Africa) 7 . Red Red Wine (Official Video) 8 . Guilty 9 . She Caught The Train 10 .…

Curtom publish Curtis Mayfield’s debut album : ‘Curtis’ featuring ‘Move On Up’ (1970)

Curtis Mayfield's 'Curtis' is his debut album released in September 1970 by Curtom.1 . (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below, We're All Going To Go 2 . The Making Of You 3 . Move On Up (Live) 4 . Move On Up 5 . Move On Up Track listing : 1.(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go (Curtis Mayfield) - 07:50 . 2.The Other Side of Town (Curtis Mayfield) - 04:01 . 3.The Makings…

Robert Cray releases ‘4 Nights Of 40 Years Live’ to celebrate his 40 years of performing (2015)

Robert Cray’s ‘4 Nights Of 40 Years Live’ is a double live album celebrating his 40 years of performing, released on August 28, 2015 by Provogue.1 . I'll Always Remember You (7/20/14, Music Center At Strathmore, Bethesda, MD 2 . Won't Be Coming Home (Bing Lounge) 3 . Sitting On Top Of The World (Ithaca, NY, March 13, 2015 4 . Love Gone To Waste 5 . Bad Influence (Live) 6 . These Things 7 . Right…

Portishead release their debut album : ‘Dummy’ featuring ‘Glory Box’ (1994)

Portishead's 'Dummy' is their debut album released on August 22, 1994 by Go! Beat.1 . Mysterons (Live Recording, Studio 104) 2 . Strangers (Roseland NYC) 3 . Wandering Star (Live Recording, Studio 104) 4 . Roads 5 . Glory Box 6 . Sour Times (Bizarre Festival, 1998) 7 . Strangers (Bizarre Festival, 1998) 8 . Glory Box (Live) Track Listing : 1.Mysterons (Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley) -…

Atlantic publish ‘The Exciting Wilson Pickett,’ his second album featuring ‘Land of 1000 Dances’ and ‘In the Midnight Hour’ (1966)

'The Exciting Wilson Pickett' is his second album (containing 'Land of 1000 Dances' and 'In the Midnight Hour') released in August 1966 by Atlantic.1 . Land Of 1000 Dances ("Letterman") 2 . In The Midnight Hour (Live) 3 . In The Midnight Hour (w/ Bruce Springsteen, 1999 Induction Ceremony) Track listing : . 1.Land of 1000 Dances (Chris Kenner) - 02:28. 2.Something You Got (Chris Kenner) -…

The Temptations release ‘All Directions’ featuring ‘Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone’ and produced by Norman Whitfield (1972)

The Temptations 'All Directions' is their fifteenth album featuring 'Papa Was a Rollin' Stone,' produced by Norman Whitfield and released on July 27, 1972 by Gordy1 . Papa Was A Rolling Stone (1972) 2 . Love woke me up this morning 3 . Love Woke Me Up This Morning (Paris, 1973) 4 . The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Paris, 1973) Track Listing : 1.Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On (Barrett…

Epic publish Macy Gray’s debut album : ‘On How Life Is’ featuring ‘I Try’ (1999)

Macy Gray's 'On How Life Is' feat. 'I Try' is her debut studio album produced by Andrew Slater and released on July 27, 1999 by Epic.1 . Still (Video) 2 . The letter (Argentina) 3 . I Try (Yahoo! Live Sets) 4 . I Try (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.Why Didn'T You Call Me (Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna) - 03:14 . 2.Do Something (Macy Gray, Darryl Swann, Jeremy Ruzumna, Dion Murdock, Patrick…

Beastie Boys release their second album : ‘Paul’s Boutique’

Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique' is their second studio album released on July 25, 1989 by Capitol.1 . Shake Your Rump (Amsterdam) 2 . Egg Man 3 . High Plains Drifter (Japan Space Shower, 1995) 4 . POSSE IN EFFECT & HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (Live, 98) 5 . Sounds of Science (Japan Space Shower, 1994) 6 . Sounds Of Science (Kawasaki, 1996) 7 . Hey Ladies 8 . Interview + Looking down the barrel of a…

Def Jam publish Public Enemy’s second album :’It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’ featuring ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ (1988)

Public Enemy's 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back' is their second studio album produced by member Chuck D and Hank Shocklee and released on June 28, 1988.by Def Jam / Columbia1 . Countdown To Armageddon (Chuck D Intro, Sydney) 2 . Countdown To Armageddon / Mind Terrorist (Live) 3 . Bring The Noise (Original Video) 4 . Bring The Noise (Official Video, w/ Anthrax) 5 . Don't Believe The…