We remember Joe Sample. ‘Hey Joe’

This day (September 12, 2014) , died Joseph Leslie Joe Sample,an American pianist, keyboard player and founder of the CrusadersTracklist : 1 . w/ Randy Crawford – Streetlife 2 . w/ Ndr Bigband – I Wanna Go Home And Street Life (2011) 3 . w/ Marcus Miller – A Collaboration Of Keys 4 . Ashes To Ashes (2000) 5 . w/ The Crusaders – Sunrise 6 . Spellbound 7 . w/ Wilton Felder, David T. Walker, Larry…

Randy Crawford and Joe Sample release ‘Feeling Good ‘ (2006)

'Feeling Good ' by Randy Crawford & Joe Sample is an album released - thirty years after their first collaboration on 'Everything Must Change' - on August 21, 2006 by Pra Records.1 . Feeling Good 2 . Feeling Good 3 . Leverkusener Jazztage 2011 4 . Rio De Janeiro Blues 5 . Tell Me More And Then Some (Live) 6 . Everybody's Talking ((Live) 7 . Everybody's Talking 8 . Last Night At Danceland…

Bobby Hutcherson records ‘San Francisco’ with Joe Sample for Blue Note (1970)

Bobby Hutcherson's 'San Francisco' is an album recorded with Joe Sample and Harold Land and released on July 15, 1970 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Goin' Down South (Joe Sample) - 07:10 . 2.Prints Tie (Bobby Hutcherson) - 00:00 . 3.Jazz! (Joe Sample) - 05:26 . 4.Ummh (Bobby Hutcherson) - 07:49 . 5.Procession (Bobby Hutcherson) - 05:46 . 6.A Night In Barcelona (Harold Land) - 07:23 Musicians :…

Verve publish Joe Sample’s ‘The Pecan Tree,’ inspired by his Southeast Texas roots (2002)

Joe Sample's 'The Pecan Tree' is an album featuring eleven compositions inspired by his Southeast Texas roots and influences and released on June 11, 2002 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.The Pecan Tree (Joe Sample) - 05:24 . 2.Hot And Humid (Joe Sample) - 04:39 . 3.No One But Myself To Blame (Jonatha Brooke, Joe Sample) - 05:16 . 4.X Marks The Spot (Marie Laveau) (Joe Sample) - 05:11 . 5.Fool'S Gold…

Joe Satriani records a double album ‘Satriani Live!’ in Anaheim, California (2006)

Joe Satriani's 'Satriani Live!' is a live double album recorded on May 2, 2006 in Anaheim, California and released on October 31, 2006 by Red Ink.Track Listing : 1.Flying In A Blue Dream (Joe Satriani) - 08:38 . 2.The Extremist (Joe Satriani) - 03:40 . 3.Redshift Riders (Joe Satriani) - 04:46 . 4.Cool #9 (Joe Satriani) - 08:02 . 5.A Cool New Way (Joe Satriani) - 10:00 . 6.Satch Boogie (Joe…

Joe Bonamassa publishes ‘Dust Bowl,’ his ninth album (2011)

Joe Bonamassa's 'Dust Bowl' is his ninth studio album released on March 22, 2011 by J&R Adventure.Track Listing : 1.Slow Train (Joe Bonamassa, Kevin Shirley) - 06:49 . 2.Dust Bowl (Joe Bonamassa) - 04:33 . 3.Tennessee Plates (John Hiatt, John Porter) - 04:18 . 4.The Meaning Of The Blues (Bobby Troup, Leah Worth) - 05:44 . 5.Black Lung Heartache (Joe Bonamassa) - 04:14 . 6.You Better Watch…

This week In Jazz Legends (collaborations) 37/52

Bobby McFerrin, The LCJO Randy Crawford, Joe Sample, Kenny Garrett, Roy Ayers, Oscar D'Leon, Steve Turre, Joe Zawinul, Trilok Gurtu, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Lenny White, Jim Hall, Attila Zoller, Red Mitchell, Daniel Humair, George Benson, Earl Klugh, Grady Tate, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Hermeto Pascoal, Stan Getz, Larry Coryell, Larry Carlton, John Abercrombie, John…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 34/52

Jamie Cullum & Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse & The Specials, Mary J. Blige & Eve, Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez & Taylor Swift, Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton, Etta James & Dr.John, Randy Crawford & Joe Sample, Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy, Usher, Valerie Simpson & Mike Stoller, George Benson & Marcus Miller, Santana, Herbie Hancock,…

This week In Soul Artists 34/52

Mary J. Blige & Eve, Whitney Houston, The Roots, Valerie Simpson, Randy Crawford, Joe Sample, Ben E. King, Aaliyah, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes, Bettye LaVette, Aretha Franklin, Ms. Lauryn Hill

This week In Soul Artists 31/52

Chic, Stevie Wonder, Lalah Hathaway, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, Imany, Joss Stone, Aretha Franklin, Nneka, Earth, Wind, Fire, Michael Jackson, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, George Duke

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,…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 28/52

Paul McCartney & Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan & Tom Petty, Roger Mcguinn & Chris Hillman, John Mayer & Bob Weir, Eric Clapton, Steve Gadd, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn & Joe Sample, Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy, Louis Armstrong & Mahalia Jackson, Wayne Shorter & Santana, Gil Evans & Sting, George Benson & Al Jarreau, Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville, Tina…

Playing Stevie Wonder

George Benson, Joe Sample, Dave Weckl, Jay Oliver, Jacob Collier, WDR Big Band, Robert Glasper, Martin Miller, Tom Quayle, Nathan East, SFJazz Collective, Eric Darius, Howard Wiley, Extra Nappy, Joe Driscoll, Sekou Kouyate, Stuff, Chick Corea

Asylum publish Joni Mitchell’s seventh album : ‘The Hissing Of Summer Lawns’ (1975)

Joni Mitchell's 'The Hissing of Summer Lawns' is her seventh studio album released in November 1975 by Asylum1 . In France They Kiss On Main Street 2 . Edith And The Kingpin 3 . Harry's House 4 . Shadows And Light Track Listing : 1.In France They Kiss On Main Street (Joni Mitchell) - 03:19 . 2.The Jungle Line (Joni Mitchell) - 04:25 . 3.Edith And The Kingpin (Joni Mitchell) - 03:38 . 4.Don'T…

Steely Dan release their seventh album : ‘Gaucho’ featuring ‘Hey Nineteen’ (1980)

Steely Dan's 'Gaucho' feat. 'Hey Nineteen' is their seventh studio album released on November 21, 1980 by Mca.Track Listing : 1.Babylon Sisters (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:55 . 2.Hey Nineteen (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:10 . 3.Glamour Profession (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 07:29 . 4.Gaucho Walter Becker, Donald Fagen, Keith Jarrett) - 05:32 . 5.Time Out Of Mind (Walter Becker,…

Dion releases ‘Born To Be With You,’ his fourteenth solo album produced mostly by Phil Spector (1975)

Dion's 'Born to Be with You' is his fourteenth solo studio album produced by Phil Spector on six tracks and released in October 1975 by Phil Spector Records1 . Your Own Backyard 2 . Only You Know (1975) Track Listing : 1.Born To Be With You (Don Robertson) - 06:51 . 2.Make The Woman Love Me (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) - 04:33 . 3.Your Own Back Yard (Dion Dimucci, Tony Fasce) - 03:50 . 4.(He'S…

Eric Clapton spends four days at Budokan (1997)

October 27, 1997 - Eric Clapton's "Change The World Japan Tour" with Steve Gadd (d), Chris Stainton (kb), Joe Sample (p), Andy Fairweather Low (g), Dave Bronze (b), Katie Kissoon & Tessa Niles (bck voc) returns for four nights at Budokan in Tokyo, Japan More Info

Ringo Starr releases his eighth album : ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’ featuring ‘Wrack My Brain’ (1981)

Ringo Starr's 'Stop and Smell the Roses' feat. "Wrack My Brain" is his eighth studio album released on October 27, 1981 by Boardwalk / RCA1 . Private Property (1981) 2 . Private Property 3 . Wrack My Brain (1981) 4 . Stop And Take The Time To Smell The Roses (1981) 5 . Back Off Boogaloo Track Listing : 1.Private Property (Paul Mccartney) - 02:44 . 2.Wrack My Brain (George Harrison) - 02:21…

Sanctuary publish Chaka Khan’s ‘ClassiKhan,’ her tenth album recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra (2004)

Chaka Khan's 'ClassiKhan' is her tenth studio album recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and released on October 5, 2004 by Sanctuary Records.1 . (w/ Melissa Vardey & Us Airforce Band) 2 . Hey, Big Spender (w/ Eastman Students) 3 . (Making Of Classikhan) 4 . I Believe (Live, Basel, 2004) Track Listing : 1.Hey Big Spender (Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields) - 03:18 . 2.Hazel'S Hips (Oscar…

Benson Strictly Guitar

This Day (but in 2011), George Benson releases "Guitar Man" a mostly instrumental album.Now, guitar players are great on CD or streaming, but they are even better on video. By the simple fact that you can watch their fingers. (No you cannot on a CD).So we have compiled a "Benson Strictly Guitar" video playlist featuring a non-singing Benson, for all of you out there who love to watch the…

Concord publish George Benson’s ‘Guitar Man’ (2011)

George Benson's 'Guitar Man' is a studio album featuring jazz and pop standards and released on October 4, 2011 by Concord.1 . I Wanna Hold Your Hand 2 . Don't Know Why (Glasgow, 2014) 3 . Don't Know Why (Acoustic Version) 4 . My One And Only Love 5 . Danny Boy (Live, 2000) Track Listing : 1.Tenderly (Jack Lawrence, Walter Gross) - 02:01 . 2.I Want To Hold Your Hand (John Lennon, Paul…

Toni Braxton releases her fifth album : ‘Libra’ (2005)

Toni Braxton's 'Libra' (her astrological sign) is her fifth studio album released on September 27, 2005 by Blackground Records.1 . Please (Official Video) 2 . Please (Live) 3 . Trippin 4 . Shadowless (Acoustic , "Aol Sessions") Track Listing : 1.Please (Scott Storch, Makeba Riddick, Vincent Herbert, Kameron Houff) - 03:57 . 2.Trippin' (That'S The Way Love Works) (Bryan-Michael Cox, Kendrick Dean,…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Ask a Woman Who Knows,’ an album featuring Diana Krall (2002)

Natalie Cole's 'Ask a Woman Who Knows' is an album featuring Diana Krall and released on September 17, 2002 by Verve.1 . I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do (Live) 2 . Tell Me All About It (Live) 3 . Ask A Woman Who Knows (Live) 4 . So Many Stars (Live) 5 . I'm Glad There Is You (Live) Track Listing : 1.I Haven'T Got Anything Better To Do (Lee Pockriss, Paul Vance) - 04:07 . 2.Tell Me All About…

Anita Baker releases ‘Rhythm of Love,’ her fifth album featuring ‘Body and Soul’ (1994)

Anita Baker's 'Rhythm of Love' is her fifth album released on September 13, 1994 by Elektra.1 . Body And Soul (Official Video) 2 . Body And Soul 3 . I Apologize (Official Video) 4 . I Apologize (1994) 5 . You Belong To Me 6 . Wrong Man Track Listing : 1.Rhythm Of Love (Anita Baker, Patrick Moten) - 05:50 . 2.The Look Of Love (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 04:47 . 3.Body And Soul (Rick Nowels,…

Tamla Records publish Marvin Gaye’s twelfth album : ‘Let’s Get It On’ (1973)

Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' is his twelfth studio album released on August 28, 1973 by Tamla Records. 1 . Distant Lover (Live) 2 . Distant Lover (Live, 1976 3 . Let's Get It On Track listing : 1.Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) - 04:44 . 2.Please Stay (Once You Go Away) (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) - 03:32 . 3.If I Should Die Tonight (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) - 03:57 . 4.Keep…

This week In Singing Ladies 34/52

Valerie Simpson, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Buika, Aaliyah, Randy Crawford, Lauryn Hil, Etta James . Mary J. Blige, Brittany Howard, Bettye LaVette, Bette Midler

Happy Birthday Terri Lyne Carrington. ‘Love Lyne’

This day (August 4, 1965), in Medford, Massachusetts, is born Terri Lyne Carrington, a jazz drummer and composer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Social Science - Trapped In The American Dream, Waiting Game, Bells (Ring Loudly), Purple Mountains (NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, 2020) 2 . Amalgarhythm (2018) 3 . w/ Jaguar Wright - So Good (2015) 4 . w/ Geri Allen &Esperanza Spalding - Jazz in Marciac (2013)…

Marcus Miller & Lalah Hathaway meet in Tokyo (1991)

July 30, 1991 - Marcus Miller (b), Lalah Hathaway (Voc), Joe Sample (p), Philippe Saisse (kb), Dean Brown (g), Everette Harp (s), Michael Stewart (tp), Poogie Bell (d), Steve Thornton (perc), Stacy Campbell (Voc), Jeffrey Ramsey (Voc) and Sharone Young (Voc) share the stage at Open Theater "East of Yomiuri Land" in Tokyo, Japan

Al Jarreau & Miki Howard meet “Under The Sky” (1990)

July 28, 1990 - Al Jarreau plus lady singer Miki Howard will share the stage with Joe Sample(p), Steve Gadd(ds), Buzzy Feiten(g), Philipe Saisse(kb), Lenny Castro(perc) and Freddy Washington (b) at "Live Under The Sky Festival" in Tokyo

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 28/52

Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Tomatito, Sonny Landreth, Ronny Jordan, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Micheal Hampton, Joe Satriani, Marc Ribot, John Scofield, Lee Ritenour, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai

The Crusaders play at North Sea Jazz (1987)

July 10, 1987 - The Crusaders - that is Joe Sample (kb), Wilton Felder (s), Eddie Davis (tp), David T. Walker (g), James Christopher ‘Jimmy’ Earl (b) and Scott Peaker (d) - will revisit their repertoire at "North Sea Jazz Festival" in The Hague, The Netherlands

Happy Birthday Marcus Miller. ‘Marcus Imperator’

This day (June 14, 1959), in Brooklyn, New York, is born Marcus Miller, an American bass player, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.Tracklist : 1 . Trip Trap & Bitches Brew (2020) 2 . Laid Black (2019) 3 . w/ Kinga Glyck - Blast (2018) 4 . w/ Tom Ibarra - Tutu (2016) 5 . Solo (2013) 6 . Tightrope (2012) 7 . Blast (2008) 8 . Jean Pierre (2008) 9 . Come Together (2007) 10 . Bruce Lee…

Natalie Cole releases ‘Unforgettable… with Love,’ an album of standards performed by her father, Nat King Cole (1991)

Natalie Cole's 'Unforgettable… with Love' is an album featuring covers of standards performed by Natalie's father, Nat King Cole and released on June 11, 1991 by Elektra..1 . Route 66 (w/ Diana Krall) 2 . Mona Lisa, Smile (The Natalie Cole Special 1978) 3 . L.O.V.E. 4 . This can't be Love, Paper Moon 5 . That Sunday That Summer 6 . STRAIGHTEN UP 7 . Unforgettable Track Listing : 1.The Very…

Capitol Records release Tina Turner’s fifth solo album : ‘Private Dancer’ featuring ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ (1984)

Tina Turner's 'Private Dancer' is her fifth (and best-selling) solo album released on May 29, 1984 By Capitol Records.1 . I Might Have Been Queen 2 . What's love got to do with it 3 . Show Some Respect/ It's Only Love (Rio '88) 4 . Private Dancer (Official Video) 5 . Let's stay together (Birmingham NEC) 6 . Steel Claw Track Listing : 1.I Might Have Been Queen (Jeanette Obstoj, Rupert Hine, Jamie…

GRP/Verve publish George Benson’s ‘Absolute Benson’ featuring ‘The Ghetto’ (2000)

George Benson's 'Absolute Benson' is a studio album released on May 23, 2000 by Grp/Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.The Ghetto (Al Eaton, Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Todd Shaw) - 04:56 . 2.El Barrio (George Benson, Kenny Gonzalez, Joe Henderson, Louie Vega) - 03:34 . 3.Jazzenco (Marc Antoine) - 05:48 . 4.Deeper Than You Think (Joe Sample) - 05:55 . 5.One On One (Joe Sample) - 07:05 . 6.Hipping…