Happy Birthday Robert Kool Bell. ‘Leader Of The Gang’

This day (October 8, 1950), in Youngstown, Ohio, is born Robert Kool Bell, an American singer, bassist and founding member of Kool & the Gang.Tracklist : 1 . Kool And The Gang – Ladies Night 2 . Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie (2007) 3 . Kool And The Gang – Fresh (2004) 4 . Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness (2000) 5 . Kool And The Gang – Medley (1984) 6 . Kool And The Gang – Ooh La La…

De-Lite Records publish Kool & the Gang’s ‘Ladies’ Night,’ their thirteenth album featuring ‘Too Hot’ (1979)

Kool & the Gang's 'Ladies' Night' is their thirteenth studio album produced by Eumir Deodato and released on September 6, 1979 by De-Lite.1 . Ladies Night 2 . Ladies Night 3 . Too Hot Track listing : 1.Ladies' Night (George Brown, Kool & the Gang) - 06:38 . 2.Got You into My Life (Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang) - 04:25 . 3.If You Feel Like Dancin' (Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang) -…

Stones Throw publish ‘Donuts,’ J Dilla’s second album (2006)

J Dilla's 'Donuts' is his second (and final during his lifetime) studio album released on February 7, 2006 by Stones Throw Records.1 . Last Donut Of The Night (Official Video) 2 . Lightworks (Official Video) 3 . Don't Cry 4 . Geek Down 5 . UL(ove) J Dilla - Donuts Track Listing : 1.Donuts (Outro) (J Dilla) - 00:11 . . 2.Workinonit (J Dilla) - 02:57 . 3.Waves (J Dilla) - 01:38 . . 4.Light My…

The Fugees release their debut album : ‘Blunted on Reality’ (1994)

The Fugees' 'Blunted on Reality' is their debut album released on February 1, 1994 by Ruffhouse.1 . Freestyle, 1994 2 . Vocab 3 . Vocab 4 . Boof Baf (Official Video) The Fugees - Blunted on Reality Track Listing : 1.Introduction (Lauryn Hill) - 01:14 . 2.Nappy Heads (Lauryn Hill) - 04:29 . . 3.Blunted Interlude (Lauryn Hill) - 06:49 . 4.Recharge (Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Prakazrel "Pras"…

Island publish Brian Eno’s debut solo album : ‘Here Come the Warm Jets’ featuring Robert Fripp, Phil Manzanera and Chris Spedding among other guests (1974)

Brian Eno's 'Here Come the Warm Jets' is his debut solo album featuring Robert Fripp, Phil Manzanera and Chris Spedding among other guests and released in January 1974 by Island RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Needles In The Camel'S Eye (Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera) - 03:11 . 2.The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch (Brian Eno) - 03:04 . 3.Baby'S On Fire (Brian Eno) - 05:19 . 4.Cindy Tells Me (Brian Eno, Phil…

Motown publish The Jackson 5’s debut album : ‘Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5’ featuring ‘I Want You Back’ (1969)

'Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5' is the debut album of The Jackson 5 featuring Michael Jackson as lead singer, released on December 18, 1969 by Motown.1 . I Want You Back 2 . Can You Remember Track Listing : 1.Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel) - 03:18 . 2.Nobody (The Corporation) - 02:54 . 3.I Want You Back (The Corporation) - 03:04 . 4.Can You Remember (Thom Bell, William Hart) -…

Artists United Against Apartheid release a collective album ‘Sun City’ produced by Steven Van Zandt (1985)

Artists United Against Apartheid's 'Sun City' is an album featuring Miles Davis, Bono and Bob Dylan among other guests produced by Steven Van Zandt and released on December 7, 1985 by EMI / Manhattan Records1 . Artists United Against Apartheid, Sun City 2 . Sun City Track Listing : 1.Sun City (Steven Van Zandt) – 07:12 . 2.No More Apartheid (Peter Gabriel) – 07:10 . 3.Revolutionary Situation -…

Def Jam publish The Roots’ tenth album : ‘Undun’ (2011)

The Roots' 'Undun' is their tenth studio album produced mainly by member Questlove and released on December 2, 2011 by Def Jam Recordings 1 . Sleep (Live) 2 . Make My (Official Video) 3 . Make My (w/ Big K.R.I.T., Highline Ballroom) 4 . The Otherside (w/ Bilal) 5 . The Otherside (w/ Bilal) 6 . Stomp (w/ PORN) 7 . Lighthouse (w/ Dice Raw) Track Listing : 1.Dun (Ray Angry, Ahmir Thompson) -…

RSO publish ‘Saturday Night Fever’ the soundtrack album from the eponymous film (1977)

'Saturday Night Fever' is the soundtrack album from the eponymous film featuring 'How Deep Is Your Love,' 'Stayin' Alive' and 'Night Fever' by the Bee Gees and released on November 15, 1977 by RSO / Polydor1 . Stayin Alive 2 . How Deep Is Your Love 3 . Night Fever 4 . More Than A Woman (w/ Bee Gees) 5 . If I Can't Have You (1977) 6 . Fifth Of Beethoven 7 . Open Sesame w/ Kool & The Gang 8 .…

Wu-Tang Clan release their debut album : ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’ (1993)

Wu-Tang Clan 's 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' is their debut studio album produced by group's leader RZA released on November 9, 1993, by Loud 1 . Can It Be All So Simple (Official Video) 2 . Da Mystery Of Chessboxin' (Official Video) 3 . C.R.E.A.M. (Official Video) 4 . Method Man (Official Video) 5 . Protect Ya Neck (Official Video) Track Listing : 1.Bring Da Ruckus (Rza, Ghostface Killah,…

Warner publish Jungle Brothers’ second album : ‘Done By The Forces Of Nature’ featuring ‘Doin’ Our Own Dang’ (1989)

Jungle Brothers' 'Done by the Forces of Nature' is their second studio album featuring 'Doin' Our Own Dang' and released on November 7, 1989 by Warner Bros.1 . Beyond This World (Official Video) 2 . Feelin' Alright (Red Hook, 2008) 3 . What U Waitin' 4? (Official Video) 4 . What U Waitin' 4? (Live, 1990) 5 . Black Woman 6 . Doin' Our Own Dang (w/ De La Soul, QT(ip & Monie Love, Official…

Venom release their second album : ‘Black Metal’ (1982)

Venom's 'Black Metal' is their second album co-produced with Keith Nichol and released on November 1, 1982 by Neat1 . Black Metal (London, 1985) 2 . Black Metal ("Sweden Rock") 3 . Buried Alive (London, 1985) 4 . Buried Alive 5 . Buried Alive / Raise The Dead (Grog Shop, Cleveland Hts. Ohio, 2016) 6 . Teacher's Pet / Skool Daze (Live, 1990) 7 . 1,000 Days / Teacher's Pet 8 . Leave Me In Hell…

This week In Soul Artists 41/52

Earth Wind and Fire, Chaka Khan, James Brown, Kool and The Gang, The Three Degrees, Lionel Richie, Donna Summer, Erykah Badu, Prince, Sam Moore, Solomon Burke

Joss Stone releases her second album : ‘Mind Body & Soul’ featuring ‘You Had Me’ (2004)

Joss Stone's 'Mind Body & Soul' is her second studio album released on September 15, 2004 by Relentless.1 . Right To Be Wrong (SWU Music And Arts Festival, Brazil, 2010) 2 . Jet Lag (São Paulo, 2012) 3 . Jet Lag (Jakarta, Java Jazz Festival, 01-03-2013) 4 . You Had Me 5 . Spoiled 6 . Don't Cha Wanna Ride 7 . Don't Cha Wanna Ride (Rio, 13 Jun 08) 8 . Less Is More (Paradiso Amsterdam ) 9 . Torn…

Happy Birthday Nas

September 14, 1973 - Today we wish Happy Birthday to American rapper, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, simply known by as Nas Tracklist : 1 . Nas Is Like 2 . I Can 3 . Wave Gods (w/ A$AP Rocky & DJ Premier) 4 . Hate Me Now (w/ Puff Daddy) 5 . As We Enter (w/ Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley) 6 . Nah Mean (w/ Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley) 7 . One Mic 8 . If I Ruled the World (w/ Lauryn Hill) 9 . Affirmative…

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…

This week In Soul Artists 36/52

Billy Preston, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Gloria Gaynor, Rufus, Funkadelic, Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue, Destiny's Child, Earth, Wind & Fire, Macy Gray, The Jackson 5, Kool and The Gang

Quincy Jones releases ‘Back on the Block’ recorded with famous jazz, soul and hip-hop artists (1989)

Quincy Jones's 'Back on the Block' is a studio album released on August 8, 1989 by Qwest and featuring many famous artists : Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Take 6, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Ray Charles and more.1 .…

N.W.A. release their debut album : ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (1988)

N.W.A.'s 'Straight Outta Compton' is their debut studio album produced by Dr. Dre with DJ Yella and released August 8, 1988 by Ruthless Records.1 . Straight Outta Compton (Official Video) 2 . Express Yourself 3 . Dopeman (Houston, 1989) Track Listing : 1.Straight Outta Compton (Ice Cube, Mc Ren, The D.O.C., Eazy-E) - 04:18 . {Samples : "Funky Drummer" By James Brown; "You'Ll Like It Too" By…