We Remember King Curtis

August 13, 1971 - Mr.Curtis Ousley a.k.a. King Curtis, an American rhythm and blues saxophonist was killed aged 37. He is remembered.Recorded on March 5–7, 1971, "Live at Fillmore West" is an album by King Curtis with his band The Kingpins who were backing Aretha Franklin. >> King Curtis and Champion Jack Dupree will perform together at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland >>…

Aretha Franklin, backed by King Curtis & the Kingpins, tapes ‘Aretha Live at Fillmore West’ (1971)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha Live at Fillmore West' is her second live album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 and released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 03:53 . 2.Love The One You'Re With (Stephen Stills) - 04:15 . 3.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - 05:55 . 4.Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 02:33 . 5.Make It With You (David Gates) - 04:33 .…

King Curtis records ‘Live at Fillmore West’ while opening for Aretha (1971)

King Curtis' 'Live at Fillmore West' is an album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 with Aretha Franklin's backing band, The Kingpins and released in August 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Memphis Soul Stew (Curtis Ousley) - 07:41 . 2.A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher) - 05:26 . 3.Whole Lotta Love (Willie Dixon, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) -…

Curtis Mayfield records his first album ‘Curtis/Live!’ at The Bitter End in New York (1971)

Curtis Mayfield’s 'Curtis/Live!' is his first album, after leaving The Impressions.recorded in January, 1971 at The Bitter End in New York City and released in May by Curtom.1 . People Get Ready / Move On Up ("Ohne Filter") 2 . People Get Ready 3 . The Making Of You 4 . We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue / Give Me Your Love (Live) Track Listing : 1.Mighty Mighty (Spade And Whitey) (Curtis…

Joe Henderson records with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Hutcherson et al, ‘Mode for Joe’ an album for Blue Note (1966)

Joe Henderson's 'Mode for Joe' is his fifth studio album recorded on January 27, 1966 with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Hutcherson & more and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.A Shade Of Jade (Joe Henderson) - 07:08 . 2.Mode For Joe (Cedar Walton) - 08:00 . 3.Black (Cedar Walton) - 06:51 . 4.Caribbean Fire Dance (Joe Henderson) - 06:41 . 5.Granted (Joe Henderson) -…

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 :…

We remember Curtis Mayfield. ‘Political Mover’

This day (December 26, 1999), in Roswell, Georgia, died Curtis Mayfield an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter .Tracklist : 1 . Superfly (1973) 2 . Billy Jack (1990) 3 . Pusherman 4 . People Get Ready (1988) 5 . Move On Up (1987) 6 . Freddie’s Dead 7 . Keep On Keeping On (1972) Tracklist : Move On Up . Superfly . Pusherman . Freddie’s Dead . Little Child Runnin’ Wild . The…

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…

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) -…

Ode publish Carole King’s second album : ‘Tapestry’ featuring ‘It’s Too Late’ and ‘I Feel the Earth Move’ (1971)

Carole King's 'Tapestry' is her second studio album featuring 'It's Too Late' & 'I Feel the Earth Move,' produced by Lou Adler and released on February 10, 1971 by Ode Records. 1 . I Feel The Earth Move (From "Welcome To My Living Room") 2 . So Far Away (1971) 3 . So Far Away (w/ James Taylor, Live, "Boston Strong") 4 . It's Too Late ("In Concert," 1971) 5 . It's Too Late (From "Welcome…

Jive Talking

From 'I Want To Rock' to 'Dont jive me', we have mixed 18 'Swing Music' tunes around the theme of 'Jive'. It has Sarah Vaughan, June Richmond, Louis Prima, Memphis Slim and many more.

This week In One-Off Collaborations 33/52

Peter Gabriel & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Phil Collins & David Crosby, Laura Mvula & Esperanza Spalding, Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo', Les Paul & Chet Atkins, King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree, Stevie Wonder & Chick Corea, Larry Graham & Prince, Rodrigo Y Gabriela & Robert Trujillo, Bon Jovi & Aerosmith, Aerosmith & Jimmy Page, Sting, Zucchero & Jeff Beck

This week In Soul Artists 33/52

Maxwell, Sly and The Family Stone, Grover Washington Jr., Tower Of Power, The Crusaders, King Curtis and The Kingpins, Ohio Players, Booker T and The MG's, Joe Tex, The Voices Of East Harlem, Larry Graham, Maceo Parker

This week In One-Off Collaborations 24/52

Bruce Springsteen & Neil Young, Paul Simon & Bette Midler, Michael Stipe & Radiohead, Billy Joel & Paul Mccartney, Etta James & John Mayall Bluesbreakers, King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree, Clarence Clemons & Billy Preston, Rory Gallagher & Jack Bruce, Larry Graham & Prince, B.B. King & Eric Clapton, Santana & Dave Matthews, Stevie Ray Vaughan &…

This week In Soul Artists 24/52

Bobby Womack, Otis Redding, Rhiannon Giddens, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Ayo, Champion Jack Dupree, King Curtis, The Temptations, Guy, Toni Braxton, Chaka Khan, Isley Brothers

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Lady Soul’ featuring ‘Chain of Fools,’ ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and ‘(Sweet Sweet Baby)…

Aretha Franklin's 'Lady Soul' feat. 'Chain of Fools' is an album also including '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' and other hits and released on January 22, 1968 by Atlantic. 1 . Chain Of Fools (Live, 1968) 2 . A Natural Woman 3 . The making of 'Aint No Way' w/ Sister Carolyn Track Listing : 1.Chain Of Fools (Don Covay) - 02:46 . 2.Money Won'T Change You (James Brown Nat Jones) -…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Soul ’69’ (1969)

Aretha Franklin's 'Soul '69' is an album of cover material released on January 17, 1969 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Ramblin' (Maybelle Smith) – 03:10 . 2.Today I Sing The Blues (Curtis Lewis) – 04:25 . 3.River'S Invitation (Percy Mayfield) – 02:40 . 4.Pitiful (Rosie Marie Mccoy, Charlie Singleton) – 03:04 . 5.Crazy He Calls Me (Bob Russell, Carl Sigman) – 03:28 . 6.Bring It On Home To Me (Sam…

Sam Cooke records his second live album : ‘Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963’ (1963)

Sam Cooke's 'Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963' is his second live album recorded on January 12, 1963 and released in June 1985 by RCA.1 . Twistin' The Night Away (Live, 1963) Track Listing : 1.Feel It (Sam Cooke) - 03:46 . 2.Chain Gang (Sam Cooke) - 03:11 . 3.Cupid (Sam Cooke) - 02:46 . 4.Medley: It'S All Right/For Sentimental Reasons (William Best / Sam Cooke) - 05:11 . 5.Twistin' The…

John Lennon releases his second solo album : ‘Imagine’ featuring the title track plus ‘Jealous Guy’ (1971)

John Lennon 's 'Imagine' is his second studio album co-produced with Phil Spector and released on September 9, 1971 by Apple1 . Jealous Guy (w/ The Flux Fiddlers) 2 . It's So Hard ("Mike Douglas Show" '72) Track Listing : 1.Imagine (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) - 03:01 . 2.Crippled Inside (John Lennon) - 03:47 . 3.Jealous Guy (John Lennon) - 04:14 . 4.It'S So Hard (John Lennon) - 02:25 . 5.I Don'T…

Atlantic publish Roberta Flack’s second album : ‘Chapter Two’ (1970)

Roberta Flack's 'Chapter Two' is her second album, released on August 12, 1970 by Atlantic.1 . Reverend Lee 2 . Gone Away' (The Soul To Soul Concert In Ghana, 1971) Track Listing : 1.Reverend Lee (Gene Mcdaniels) - 04:31 . 2.Do What You Gotta Do (Jimmy Webb) - 04:09 . 3.Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan) - 06:14 . 4.Let It Be Me (Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë) - 05:00 . 5.Gone Away…

Donny Hathaway releases his debut album : ‘Everything Is Everything’ featuring ‘The Ghetto’ (1970)

Donny Hathaway's 'Everything Is Everything' is his first studio album released on July 1, 1970 by Atco.Track Listing : 1.Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) (Richard Evans, Ric Powell, Phil Upchurch) - 03:28 . 2.Je Vous Aime (I Love You) (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Edward Kennedy) - 03:31 . 3.I Believe To My Soul (Ray Charles) - 03:51 . 4.Misty (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) - 03:38 .…

Atlantic Records release Aretha Franklin’s ‘Aretha Now’ (1968)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha Now' is an album produced by Jerry Wexler and released on June 14, 1968, less than six months after 'Lady Soul' by Atlantic Records.1 . Think (1989) (Official Video) 2 . Respect Think (w/ Sammy Davis Jr., 1968) 3 . I Say A Little Prayer Track Listing : 1.Think (Aretha Franklin, Teddy White) - 02:19 . 2.I Say A Little Prayer (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 03:36 . 3.See…

Happy Birthday Bernard Purdie. ‘So Pretty’

This day (June 11, 1939), in Elkton, Maryland, is born Bernard Lee Purdie a.k.a Pretty Purdie, an American session drummer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Sugaray Rayford - (2018) 2 . w/ Roy Bennett - Battle (2016) 3 . Souper Groove (2015) 4 . Funky Grooves in Japan (2013) 5 . @ NAMM (2012) 6 . w/ Chuck Rainey, David T Walker, Lou Donaldson - Tighten Up (1993) 7 . w/ Under Kontrol - Live in France (2011) 8…

Ice Cube releases ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted,’ his first album after his split from N.W.A. (1990)

Ice Cube's 'AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted' is his solo debut studio album released on May 16, 1990 after his split from N.W.A. by Priority.Track Listing : 1.Better Off Dead (Sir Jinx) - 01:03 . 2.The Nigga Ya Love To Hate (Ice Cube, E. Sadler) - 03:15 . . 3.Amerikkka'S Most Wanted (Ice Cube, E. Sadler, Keith Shocklee) - 04:05 . . 4.What They Hittin' Foe? (The Average White Band, Ice Cube) - 01:20 .…

Four Concerts With Cornell Dupree’

One of the greatest R&B guitarists, Cornell Dupree, who died today ten years ago has been for almost 50 years a "top session guitarist".Very much in demand, Cornell has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click on //go.rvm.pm/cornelldupree).The 'Four Concerts with Cornell Dupree' are with Les McCann, Various Friends, Stuff and King Curtis plus a bonus Aretha…

ATCO release ‘Donny Hathaway,’ his second album produced by Jerry Wexler (1971)

'Donny Hathaway' is his eponymous second studio album Released on April 2, 1971 by ATCOTrack Listing : 1.Giving Up (Van Mccoy) - 06:20 . 2.A Song For You (Leon Russell) - 05:25 . 3.Little Girl (Billy Preston) - 04:47 . 4.He Ain'T Heavy, He'S My Brother (Bob Russell, Bobby Scott) - 05:55 . 5.Magnificent Sanctuary Band (Dorsey Burnette) - 04:24 . 6.She Is My Lady (George S. Clinton) - 05:33 . 7.I…

Aretha Franklin releases her twelfth album : ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’ featuring ‘Respect’ (1967)

Aretha Franklin's 'I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You' feat. 'Respect. is her twelfth studio album released on March 10, 1967 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 02:29 . 2.Drown In My Own Tears (Henry Glover) - 04:07 . 3.I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (Ronnie Shannon) - 02:51 . 4.Soul Serenade (Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon) - 02:39 . 5.Don'T Let Me Lose This Dream…

This week In Soul Artists 10/52

Luther Vandross, Joss Stone, Lionel Richie . Kenny Chesney, Ernie Isley, Aretha Franklin, Incognito, Mary Wilson, King Curtis . The Kingpins, The Staple Singers, Gary Clark Jr. . William Bell, Ben Harper, Cesaria Evora. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Luther Vandross . Creepin…

Great Balls of Fire

Starting and ending with 'Great Balls Of Fire' made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Jazz Jamaica, Screamin'Lord Sutch, Johnny Guitar Watson, Janis Joplin and many more.

The Twist

Starting and ending with 'The Twist' made famous by Chubby Checker, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Dee Dee Ramone, Chubby Checker, Rootvalta, Fabiana Cantilo and many more.

Next Stop : Soul Station

From 'Soul Station' to 'Memphis Soul Stew' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hank Mobley's Soul Station'. "Next Stop : Soul Station" has Miles Davis, Bar-Kays, Les Brown, Jazz Crusaders and many more.

This week In Soul Artists 04/52

Anita Baker, The Neville Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Lena Horne, Corinne Bailey Rae, James Brown, Mahalia Jackson, Sharon Jones & The Dap~Kings, Eddie Floyd, D'Angelo, Bell Biv Devoe, Janet Jackson

Bruce Springsteen releases his eighteenth album : ‘High Hopes’ featuring ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ (2014)

Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' is his eighteenth studio album produced by Ron Aniello, Brendan O'Brien & Springsteen and released on January 14, 2014 by Columbia Records. 1 . High Hopes 2 . High Hopes 3 . American Skin (w/ The E Street Band, New York City) 4 . American Skin (Berlin Olympiastadion, 19/06/16) 5 . Just Like Fire Would 6 . Just Like Fire Would (Brisbane, 14/03/2013) 7 .…

This week In Soul Artists 52/52

Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, The Pointer Sisters, Barry White, John Legend, The Neville Brothers, Billy Ocean, Aretha Franklin, Frankie Valli, Roberta Flack, Nnenna Freelon

Funkadelic release the album : ‘First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate’ (2014)

Funkadelic's 'First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate' is an album released on December 23, 2014, 33 years after their last official album, by The C Kunspyruhzy.Track Listing : 1.Baby Like Fonkin' It Up (George Clinton, Novena Carmel, Tracey Lewis, Tra'Zae Lewis-Clinton & Gilberto Fuentes) - 09:37 . 2.Get Low (George Clinton, Tairee Parks, Lashonda Clinton & Tracey Lewis) - 05:44 . 3.If I Didn'T…

Geffen publish Mary J. Blige’s eighth album : ‘Growing Pains’ featuring ‘Just Fine’ (2007)

Mary J. Blige's 'Growing Pains' is her eighth studio album released on December 18, 2007 by Geffen Records. 1 . Work That 2 . Work That 3 . Just Fine ("The Neighborhood Ball:An Inauguration Celebration") 4 . Just Fine (Official Video) 5 . Just Fine (w/ Lil' Mama) 6 . Feel Like A Woman 7 . Stay Down (Official Video) 8 . Til The Morning (Official Video) 9 . Smoke (Official Video) 10 . Come To Me…

Quincy Jones starts the recording of ‘The Quintessence’ with his orchestra (1961)

Quincy Jones' 'The Quintessence' is an album recorded with his orchestra on November 29, December 18 and 22, 1961.Track Listing : 1.Quintessence (Quincy Jones) - 04:21 . 2.Robot Portrait (Billy Byers) - 05:25 . 3.Little Karen (Benny Golson) - 03:44 . 4.Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) - 02:26 . 5.For Lena And Lennie (Quincy Jones) - 04:17 . 6.Hard Sock Dance (Quincy Jones) - 03:20 .…

The Avalanches release “Since I Left You,” their debut album in Australia (2000)

The Avalanches' "Since I Left You" is their debut studio album produced by group members Robbie Chater and Darren Seltmann and released on November 27, 2000 by Modular Recordings.1 . Since I Left You 2 . Since I Left You (Paradiso, Amsterdam, 27/06/2017) 3 . Close To You 4 . Frontier Psychiatrist (Official Video) 5 . Extra Kings / Electricity Track Listing : 1.Since I Left You (Robbie Chater,…

Casablanca publish Parliament’s ‘Motor Booty Affair’ featuring ‘Rumpofsteelskin’ and ‘Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)’ (1978)

Parliament's 'Motor Booty Affair' is an album featuring 'Rumpofsteelskin' and 'Aqua Boogie' and released on November 20th, 1978 by Casablanca.1 . Mr. Wiggles (Live, 1979) 2 . Mr Wiggles 3 . Rumpofsteelskin / Much Thrust (w/ Bernie Worrell ) 4 . Aqua Boogie (D.C., 1979) 5 . Aqua Boogie (w/ George Clinton + P Funk Allstars, Paradiso, Amsterdam, 2014/07/27) 6 . Motor Booty Tour, 1979 7 .…

Madonna releases ‘Like a Virgin,’ her second album featuring ‘Like a Virgin,’ ‘Into the Groove’ and ‘Material Girl’ (1984)

Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' is her second studio album co-produced with Nile Rodgers and released on November 12, 1984 by Sire Records. 1 . Material Girl (Official Video) 2 . Material Girl ("Rebel Heart Tour") 3 . Like A Virgin (Official Video) 4 . Over And Over ("Virgin Tour") 5 . Heartbreakcity / Love Don't Live Here Anymore ("Rebel Heart Tour") 6 . Dress You Up (Official Video) 7 . Dress You Up…