Happy Birthday Michael Franks. ‘Frankly Michael’

This day (September 18, 1944), in La Jolla, California, is born Michael Franks, a soft jazz singer.Tracklist : 1 . Now That The Summer’s Here & Rainy Night In Tokyo (2017) 2 . Eggplant (2013) 3 . Your Secret’S Safe With Me (1991) 4 . Monkey See Monkey Do (2010) 5 . w/ Reunion – Under The Sun (2007) 6 . Documentary (2006) 7 . Antonio’s Song(1993) 8 . w/ Veronica Nunn – When I Give My Love To…

Michael Franks begins the recording of ‘The Art of Tea’ (1975)

Michael Franks' 'The Art of Tea' is his second studio album recorded between May 22 and June 9, 1975 and released in 1976 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Nightmoves (Michael Franks) - 04:03 . 2.Eggplant (Michael Franks) - 03:34 . 3.Monkey See—Monkey Do (Michael Franks) - 03:33 . 4.St. Elmo'S Fire (Michael Franks) - 03:58 . 5.I Don'T Know Why I'M So Happy I'M Sad (Michael Franks) - 04:16 . 6.Jive…

Some things never change. Michael Franks’ jazz meets brazilian music and “naive” lyrics never change. C’est ainsi!

Michael Franks' s 'The Music In My Head' is his eighteenth studio album featuring among other musicians / producers Scott Petito, guitarists Chuck Loeb & David Spinozza, pianists Rachel Z & Gil Goldstein, bassist Jimmy Haslip and released on June 8, 2018 by Shanachie.(Source Michael Franks - The Music In My Head | Official Site)Soul Tracks Say we don’t want to catch the flu” with the…

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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…

The Manhattan Transfer release ‘Coming Out’ featuring ‘Chanson d’Amour’ (1976)

The Manhattan Transfer's 'Coming Out' feat. 'Chanson d'Amour' is their third album released on August 19, 1976 by Atlantic.1 . Don't Let Gomanhattan Transfer 2 . Chanson D'Amour 3 . Chanson D`Amour 4 . Scotch And Soda (w/ Laurel Massé, 1977) 5 . Poinciana (w/ Laurel Massé) Track Listing : 1.Don'T Let Go (Jesse Stone) - 02:45 . 2.Zindy Lou (Johnny Moore, Eddie Smith) - 02:50 . 3.Chanson D'Amour…

Verve Records publish Diana Krall’s fifth album : ‘When I Look in Your Eyes’ (1999)

Diana Krall's 'When I Look in Your Eyes' is her fifth album released on June 8, 1999 by Verve Records.1 . Devil May Care 2 . Let's Fall In Love 3 . I ve got You Under My Skin 4 . East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) 5 . Pick Yourself Up (Live) 6 . Look Of Love (Paris) Track Listing : 1.Let'S Face The Music And Dance (Irving Berlin) - 05:18 . 2.Devil May Care (Bob Dorough, Terrell Kirk) - 03:20…

Happy Birthday Astrud Gilberto. ‘La Garota de Bahia’

This day (March 30, 1940), in Bahia, Brazil, is born Astrud Gilberto, a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer.Digest Tracklist : Canto De Ossanha (1991) . Ponteio (1991) . My Friend Flora (1988) . @ Hollabrunn Festival (1985) . Samba de Verão . Meditation (1967) . Bim Bom (1966) . w/ Stan Getz- La Chica de Ipanema (1964) . Corcovado . Tracklist : Agua De Beber . The Girl From Ipanema . Fly…

Tommy LiPuma & The Ladies

From Miles Davis to Paul McCartney, LiPuma has produced a large batch of grammy certified albums and artists. George Benson, Al Jarreau, Michael Franks, Dr. John to name a few. And some fine ladies too Barbra Streisand, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Randy Crawford and a few more. Find them all with "Tommy LiPuma and the Ladies"Track Listing Video: 1.Claudine Longet / Both Sides Now -…

Rainbow (And The Colors Of)

From 'Over The Rainbow' to 'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows' , we have mixed 18 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Rainbow And Colors'. It has Anna Nygren, Keith Jarrett, Joe Sample, Frank Sinatra and many more.

It Might as Well Be Spring (actually it is)

From 'It Might As Well Be Spring' to 'Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most' , we have mixed 12 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Springtime'. It has Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, Joachim Kühn, Arturo Sandoval and many more.

Kanye West releases ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,’ his fifth album featuring ‘Power’ (2010)

Kanye West's 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' is his fifth studio album featuring 'Power' and released on November 22, 2010 by Def Jam / Roc-A-Fella1 . Dark Fantasy (w/ Teyana Taylor) 2 . Power 3 . All Of The Lights (w/ Rihanna, Kid Cudi) 4 . Runaway (w/ Pusha T) 5 . Blame Game (w/ John Legend) 6 . Lost In The World (w/ Bon Iver) 7 . Gorgeous (Freestyle 2012) 8 . Power (Coachella 1080 )…

Island Records publish Tom Waits’ ninth album : ‘Rain Dogs’ (1985)

Tom Waits' 'Rain Dogs' is his ninth album released in September 1985 by Island Records.1 . Clap Hands 2 . Cemetery Polka (Live, 1985) 3 . Rain Dogs 4 . 9Th & Hennepin 5 . Gun Street Girl 6 . Walking Spanish (Live, 1987) Track Listing : 1.Singapore (Tom Waits) - 02:46 . 2.Clap Hands (Tom Waits) - 03:47 . 3.Cemetery Polka (Tom Waits) - 01:51 . 4.Jockey Full Of Bourbon (Tom Waits) - 02:45 .…

Island publish ‘Frank’s Wild Years,’ Tom Waits’ tenth album featuring ‘Way Down in the Hole’ (1987)

Tom Waits' 'Franks Wild Years' is his tenth studio album featuring 'Way Down in the Hole' and released on August 17, 1987 by Island1 . Hang On St. Christopher (Big Time Documentary, 1988) 2 . Straight To The Top & Interview (On "David Letterman", 1988) 3 . Straight To The Top (1988 ) 4 . Blow Wind Blow 5 . Blow Wind Blow & Interview 6 . Temptation 7 . Innocent When You Dream 8 . Innocent…

Yes release their first album with Steve Howe : ‘The Yes Album’ (1971)

'The Yes Album' by Yes is their third ( and first with guitarist Steve Howe) studio album, released on February 19, 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Yours Is No Disgrace (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Bill Bruford) - 09:36 . 2.Clap (Steve Howe) - 03:07 . 3.Starship Trooper (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe) - 09:23 . 4.I'Ve Seen All Good People (Jon Anderson, Chris…