RCA publish Sam Cooke’s last album of his lifetime : ‘Ain’t That Good News’ featuring ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ (1964)

Sam Cooke's 'Ain't That Good News' is a studio (and the final to be issued during his lifetime) album released on March 1, 1964 by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Ain'T That Good News (Sam Cooke) - 02:30 . 2.Meet Me At Mary'S Place (Sam Cooke) - 02:44 . 3.Good Times (Sam Cooke) - 02:28 . 4.Rome Wasn'T Built In A Day (Sam Cooke, Beverly Prudhomme, Betty Prudhomme) - 02:34 . 5.Another Saturday Night (Sam…

Sam Cooke records ‘Night Beat’ with Barney Kessell on guitar & Billy Preston on organ (1963)

Sam Cooke's 'Night Beat' is his twelfth studio album recorded on February 22, 23 & 25, 1963 and released in August 1963 By Rca Victor.Track Listing : 1.Nobody Knows The Trouble I'Ve Seen (Traditional, Sam Cooke) - 03:22 . 2.Lost And Lookin' (James W. Alexander, Lowell Jordan) - 02:09 . 3.Mean Old World (Sam Cooke) - 03:44 . 4.Please Don'T Drive Me Away (Charles Brown, Jesse Ervin) - 02:12 .…

Sam Cooke records his tenth album : ‘Twistin’ the Night Away’ for RCA (1961)

Sam Cooke's 'Twistin' the Night Away' is his tenth studio album (and one of his most successful) recorded on January 30, 1961 and released in April 1962 by RCATrack Listing : 1.Twistin' The Night Away (Sam Cooke) - 02:39 . 2.Sugar Dumpling (Sam Cooke) - 02:16 . 3.Twistin' In The Kitchen With Dinah (Sam Cooke) - 02:08 . 4.Somebody'S Gonna Miss Me (Lattimore Brown, Arthur Lee Reeves) – 02:32 . 5.A…

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.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 Night Away (Sam Cooke) - 04:19 . 6.Somebody…

Singing Sam Cooke

To Celebrate Sam Cooke, who passed away today fifty seven years ago, we have selected various solo artists or bands who have covered the songs that Cooke wrote or made famous. They are Brian Owens, Thomas Owens, Gregory Porter, Paul McCartney, The Avett Brothers, Jae Jin, St Paul, The Broken Bones, Southside Johnny, Bruce Springsteen, Amy Winehouse, Kymi Mila, Kapinga, Co, Dr Hook, Riona, Kohei…

We remember Sam Cooke. ‘Who Did Send You?’

This day (December 11, 1964), in Los Angeles, California, died Sam Cooke, an American gospel, R&B, soul, and pop singer.Tracklist : Twistin' the Night Away (1963) . Documentary (1964) . Blowing in the Wind . You Send Me . Old Man River . w/ Jackie Wilson - Cha Cha Cha (1958) . Tracklist : A Change Is Gonna Come . Wonderful World . You Send Me . Cupid . Twistin' the Night Away . Chain Gang…

James Brown starts the recording of ‘Live At The Apollo, Volume II’ (1967)

James Brown's 'Live At The Apollo, Volume II' is a live double album (follow-up to his 1963 'Live at the Apollo') recorded on June 24–25, 1967 and released in August 1968 by King.1 . Cold Sweat (Apollo Theater, March 1968) 2 . Kansas City (Apollo Theater, March 1968) Track Listing : 1.Introduction To The James Brown Show (James Brown) - 00:31 . 2.Think (Lowman Pauling) - 02:55 . 3.I Wanna Be…

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…

We remember Billy Preston. ‘Billy the Fith’

This day (June 6, 2006), in Scottsdale, Arizona, died William Everett Billy Preston a.k.a Billy Preston, a musician whose work often nicknamed The Fifth BeatleTracklist : 1 . w/ Michael McDonald - I Was Made to Love Her (2005) 2 . w/ Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty - My sweet lord (2002) 3 . Nothing From Nothing (1987) 4 . w/ Patti LaBelle, Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful…

Roy Hargrove Quintet releases ‘Earfood’ featuring ‘Strasbourg/St. Denis’ (2008)

Roy Hargrove Quintet's 'Earfood' feat. 'Strasbourg/St. Denis' is a studio album released on June 2, 2008 by Emarcy / Universal.1 . I'm Not So Sure (Java Jazz Festival, 2010) 2 . I'm Not So Sure 3 . Brown (Chicago, 12/28/2011) 4 . Strasbourg St. Denis (w/ SWR Big Band) 5 . The Stinger 6 . The Stinger 7 . Rouge/You're My Everything (Java Jazz Festival, 2010) 8 . Rouge 9 . Mr. Clean (MECC Jazz…

Common releases ‘Be,’ his sixth album produced by Kanye West and J Dilla (2005)

Common's 'Be' is his sixth studio album produced by Kanye West and J Dilla and released on May 24, 2005 by Geffen / GOOD MusicTrack Listing : 1.Be (Lonnie Lynn, Kanye West, Albert Jones) - 02:24 . . 2.The Corner (Lonnie Lynn, Kanye West, Abiodun Oyewole, Umar Bin Hassan, Leon Moore) - 03:45 . . 3.Go! (Lonnie Lynn, Kanye West, John Mayer, Linda Lewis) - 03:44 . . 4.Faithful (Lonnie Lynn, Kanye…

Capitol publish Steve Miller Band’s ninth album : ‘Fly Like an Eagle’ (1976)

Steve Miller Band's 'Fly Like an Eagle' is their ninth studio album produced by leader Steve Miller and released on May 20, 1976 by Capitol RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Space Intro (Steve Miller) - 01:15 . 2.Fly Like An Eagle (Steve Miller) - 04:42 . 3.Wild Mountain Honey (Steve Mccarty) - 04:51 . 4.Serenade (Steve Miller, Chris Mccarty) - 03:13 . 5.Dance Dance Dance (Steve Miller, Joseph Cooper,…

Elektra Nonesuch publish Bill Frisell’s twentieth album : ‘History, Mystery’ (2008)

Bill Frisell's 'History, Mystery' is his twentieth album released on May 13, 2008 by Elektra Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.Imagination (Bill Frisell) - 01:51 . 2.Probability Cloud (Bill Frisell) - 04:45 . 3.Probability Cloud Part 2 (Bill Frisell) - 01:01 . 4.Out Of Body (Bill Frisell) - 02:27 . 5.Struggle (Bill Frisell) - 05:32 . 6.A Momentary Suspension Of Doubt (Bill Frisell) - 00:38 . 7.Onward…

Decca publish ‘Small Faces’ debut album featuring ‘Sha-La-La-La-Lee’ (1966)

Small Faces' feat. 'Sha-La-La-La-Lee' is their eponymous debut album featuring Ronnie Lane as lead vocalist and released on May 11, 1966 by Decca. Track Listing : 1.Shake (Sam Cooke) - 02:55 . 2.Come On Children (Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane, Steve Marriott, Jimmy Winston) - 04:20 . 3.You'D Better Believe It (Kenny Lynch, Jerry Ragovoy) - 02:19 . 4.It'S Too Late (Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane, Steve…

RCA publish Graham Parker’s ninth album : ‘The Mona Lisa’s Sister’ (1988)

Graham Parker's 'The Mona Lisa's Sister' is his ninth album co-produced with Brinsley Schwarz and released in April 1988 by RCATrack Listing : 1.Don'T Let It Break You Down (Graham Parker) - 03:34 . 2.Under The Mask Of Happiness (Graham Parker) - 03:34 . 3.Back In Time (Graham Parker) - 03:24 . 4.I'M Just Your Man (Graham Parker) - 03:41 . 5.Ok Hieronymus (Graham Parker) - 04:15 . 6.Get Started.…

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…

Otis Redding records ‘Live in Europe’ at the Olympia Theatre in Paris (1957)

Otis Redding's 'Live in Europe' is his first and unique live album recorded at the Olympia Theatre in Paris on March 21, 1967 and released during his lifetime by Volt/Atco..Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 03:00 . 2.Can'T Turn You Loose (Otis Redding) - 03:20 . 3.I'Ve Been Loving You Too Long (Jerry Butler, Otis Redding) - 03:40 . 4.My Girl (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) - 02:44 .…

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) -…

This week In Soul Artists 11/52

Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind, Fire, Sly, the Family Stone, Quincy Jones, will.i.am, Donna Summer, Barry Manilow, Aaron Neville, Soulive, Gil Scot, Etta James . Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Sam Cooke. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 330 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Marvin Gaye . All The Way Around Lifted from : Tamla…

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 09/52

James Ingram, Sam Cooke, Harry Belafonte, Corinne Bailey Rae, Laura Mvula, Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu, Esperanza Spalding, Mary Mary, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Little Eva. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 354 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . James Ingram . Just Once Lifted from : Quincy Jones release 'The Dude'…

This month In ’60s Throwback’ 02/12

The Who, The Beatles, Bill Haley, His Comets, The Byrds, Dionne Warwick, The Rolling Stones, Peggy Lee, Jefferson Airplane, Beach Boys, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Sam Cooke, Chubby Checker They are the " '60s Throwback' " performers selected among the 1180 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . The Who . My Generation Lifted from…

John Lennon releases his sixth solo album : ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ featuring ‘Stand by Me’ (1975)

John Lennon's 'Rock 'n' Roll' is his sixth studio album produced (in part) by Phil Spector and released on February 17, 1975 by Apple.Track Listing : 1.Be-Bop-A-Lula (Tex Davis, Gene Vincent) - 02:39 . 2.Stand By Me (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King) - 03:26 . 3.Rip It Up / Ready Teddy (Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell, John Marascalco) - 01:33 . 4.You Can'T Catch Me (Chuck Berry) - 04:51 . 5.Ain'T…

Rihanna releases her eighth album : ‘Anti’ featuring ‘Work,’ ‘Needed Me’ and ‘Love on the Brain’ (2016)

Rihanna's 'ANTI' is her eighth studio album released on January 28, 2016 by Westbury Road / Roc Nation.Track Listing : 1.Consideration (Tyran Donaldson, Robyn Fenty, Solana Rowe) - 02:41 . 2.James Joint (James Fauntleroy, Robyn Fenty, Shea Taylor) - 01:12 . 3.Kiss It Better (Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John Glass, Teddy Sinclair) - 04:13 . 4.Work (Jahron Braithwaite, Robyn Fenty, Aubrey "Drake"…

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…

Atco Records publish Otis Redding’s debut album : ‘Pain in My Heart’ (1964)

Otis Redding's 'Pain in My Heart' is his debut album produced by Jim Stewart and released on January 1, 1964 by Atco Records.Track Listing : 1.Pain In My Heart (Naomi Neville) - 02:22 . 2.The Dog (Rufus Thomas) - 02:30 . 3.Stand By Me (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 02:45 . 4.Hey Hey Baby (Otis Redding) - 02:15 . 5.You Send Me (Sam Cooke) - 03:10 . 6.I Need Your Lovin' (Don Gardner,…

This week In Soul Artists 50/52

Rufus Thomas, Bobby Womack, Otis Redding, D'Angelo, Gladys Knight, Sam Cooke, Donna Summer, Eartha Kitt, Bettye LaVette, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Nancy Wilson. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 327 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Rufus Thomas .…

We remember Otis Redding. ‘Loving Him So Long’

This day (December 10, 1967), in Madison, Wisconsin, died Otis Redding, an American soul singer and songwriter.Tracklist : Try A Little Tenderness . I'Ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) . My LoverS Prayer . I CanT Turn You Loose . At Ready Steady Go) - I CanT Get No Satisfaction & My Girl . At Ready Steady Go - I CanT Turn You Loose & Shake . Mr. Pitiful . My Girl . Tracklist :…

Concord publish ‘Givin’ It Up’ by Al Jarreau and George Benson (2006)

'Givin' It Up' by Al Jarreau & George Benson is their first collaboration album, released on October 24, 2006 by Concord.Track Listing : 1.Breezin' (Bobby Womack, Al Jarreau) - 05:40 . 2.Mornin' (Al Jarreau, David Foster, Jay Graydon) - 05:02 . 3.'Long Come Tutu (Marcus Miller, Al Jarreau) - 06:37 . 4.God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 03:40 . 5.Summer Breeze (Jim…

Rod Stewart releases his fifth album : ‘Smiler’ featuring a duet with Elton John (1974)

Rod Stewart's 'Smiler' is his fifth solo album featuring a duet with Elton John and released on October 4, 1974 by Mercury Records.Track Listing : 1.Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller (Chuck Berry) - 03:43 . 2.Lochinvar (Pete Sears) - 00:25 . 3.Farewell (Martin Quittenton, Rod Stewart) - 04:34 . 4.Sailor (Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood) - 03:35 . 5.Bring It On Home To Me/You Send Me (Sam Cooke) - 03:57 .…

Motown publish The Temptations’s ‘For Lovers Only,’ their final album with Melvin Franklin (1995)

The Temptations's 'For Lovers Only' is an album (featuring the final recordings of Melvin Franklin) released on September 26, 1995 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.Some Enchanted Evening (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) - 05:28 . 2.I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 05:49 . 3.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 04:44 . 4.Night And Day (Cole Porter) - 03:53 .…

We remember Jimi Hendrix. ‘The Wind Cried Jimi’

This day (September 18, 1970), in London, died James Marshall a.k.a. Jimi Hendrix ,an American guitarist, singer and composer.Digest Tracklist : The Wind Cries Mary . Life And Career . Spanish Castle Magic . Hey Joe . Red House . Voodoo Child . Jimi Hendrix: The Dick Cavett Show Trailer . Tracklist : All Along the Watchtower . Purple Haze . Hey Joe . Little Wing . The Wind Cries Mary . Fire .…

We remember Aretha Franklin. ‘Long Live The Queen, she lives forever’

This day (August 16, 2018), in Detroit, died Aretha Franklin a.k.a. the Queen of Soul, American Soul singer.Digest Tracklist : You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman (Kennedy Center, 2015) . Bridge Over Troubled Water (2011) . Nessun Dorma (1998) . w/ Patti Labelle & Mary J. Blige - Essence Awards . w/ Michael Mc Donald - Ever Changing Times . Do right woman do right man (1988) .…

Mercury publish Rod Stewart’s fourth album : ‘Never a Dull Moment’ featuring ‘You Wear It Well’ (1972)

Rod Stewart's 'Never a Dull Moment' feat. 'You Wear It Well' is his fourth solo album released on July 21, 1972 by Mercury.Track Listing : 1.Angel (Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood) - 03:32 . 2.Lost Paraguayos (Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood) - 03:57 . 3.Mama You Been On My Mind (Bob Dylan) - 04:29 . 4.Italian Girls (Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood) - 04:54 . 5.Angel (Jimi Hendrix) - 04:04 . 6.Interludings (Art Wood)…

Jazzin’Around Little Red Rooster

Starting and ending with Willie Dixon's composition 'Little Red Rooster', we have mixed 18 'Pure Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Willie Dixon'. It has Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Roscoe Holcomb, Frank Hovington, James Brown and many more.

God Only Knows

Starting and ending with 'God Only Knows' made famous by The Beach Boys, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Sam Cooke, Maria Joao And Mario Laginha, Buddy Holly, The Shangri-Las 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.

Trials And Errors

From 'Alone Again Naturally' to 'Falling In Love Again' , we have mixed 20 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Again (and Never Again)'. "Trials And Errors" has The Frank And Joe Show, John Lee Hooker, Camille Howard, April Stevens and many more.