Happy Birthday Steve Cropper. ‘Colonel Steve’

This day (October 21, 1941), in Dora, Missouri, is born Steve Cropper, an American guitarist, best known for his work at Stax Record with Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and moreDigest Tracklist : Fire It Up (2021) . w/ Benjamin Booker – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (2018) . w/ Dave Mason – Can’t Find My Way Home (2018) . w/The Animals – Time Is Tight (2013) .…

Rod Stewart releases ‘A Night on the Town,’ his seventh album featuring ‘Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)’ (1976)

Rod Stewart's 'A Night on the Town' is his seventh album, released on June 18, 1976 by Riva / Warner Bros.1 . Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) (Official Video) 2 . Tonight's The Night (1976) 3 . First Cut Is The Deepest 4 . The Killing Of Georgie (Part I & II) (Official Video) 5 . The balltrap (Live, feb 2014) 6 . Pretty Flamingo (A night on the town TV special 1976) 7 . Big bayou…

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 John Fogerty

May 28, 1945 - John Fogerty, American musician, singer and frontman of Creedence Clearwater Revival is 76. Happy Birthday SirCreedence Clearwater Revival 's 'Pendulum is their sixth studio album fully writtenand produced by John Fogerty and released on December 7, 1970 by Fantasy Records >> Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Green River' feat. 'Bad Moon Rising' is their third studio album…

We Remember Gregg Allman

May 27, 2017 - Mr.Gregory Lenoir Allman simply known as Gregg Allman, American singer-songwriter and musician, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. passed away aged 52. He is remembered.Allman Brothers Band' s 'Eat a Peach' is their third studio album (the last with Duane Allman) produced by Tom Dowd and released on February 12, 1972 >> Allman Brothers Band 's 'Brothers and…

Roxy Music release their seventh album : ‘Flesh and Blood’ (1980)

Roxy Music's 'Flesh and Blood' is their seventh studio album (that It will spend 60 weeks on the albums UK chart), released on May 23, 1980 by E.G.Track Listing : 1.In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper) - 03:09 . 2.Oh Yeah (Bryan Ferry) - 04:51 . 3.Same Old Scene (Bryan Ferry) - 03:57 . 4.Flesh And Blood (Bryan Ferry) - 03:08 . 5.My Only Love (Bryan Ferry) - 05:16 . 6.Over You…

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa release ‘Seesaw,’ their second collaboration album (2013)

'Seesaw' by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa is their second collaboration album containing 11 cover versions of Beth's favorite songs and released on May 20, 2013 by Provogue.Track Listing : 1.Them There Eyes (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey) - 02:32 . 2.Close To My Fire (Peter Hoppe, Stephanie Popp) - 05:14 . 3.Nutbush City Limits (Tina Turner) - 03:36 . 4.I Love You More Than You'Ll…

Virgin publish Janet Jackson’s fifth album : ‘Janet’ featuring ‘That’S The Way Love Goes’ (1993)

Janet Jackson's 'Janet' feat. 'That'S The Way Love Goes' is her fifth studio album produced by Jellybean Johnson, Terry Lewis & Jimmy Ja and released on May 18, 1993 by Virgin.Track Listing : 1.Morning (Intro) - 0:31 . 2.That'S The Way Love Goes (Janet Jackson, James Harris Iii, Terry Lewis) - 04:24 . . 3.You Know... (Interlude) - 00:12 . 4.You Want This (Janet Jackson, James Harris Iii,…

We Remember Donald Duck Dunn. ‘Just Our Duck’

This day (May 13, 2012), in Tokyo, Japan, died Donald Duck Dunn, an American bass guitarist and session musician.Digest Tracklist : Blues Brothers Band - Hold On I'M Coming . w/ Steve Cropper - Green Onions (2011) . Booker T & The Mg'S - Green Onions (2003) . Neil Young – The Dock Of The Bay (1993) . Blues Brothers Band - Last Night (1988) . Eric Clapton - She'S Waiting (1985) . Gerry…

This year Crossroads Festival takes place at MSG (2013)

April 12, 2013 - Eric Clapton, Vince Gill, Doyle Bramhall, Andy Fairweather-Low, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, The Allman Brothers, Booker T, Keb Mo, Steve Cropper, Matt 'Guitar' Murphy and more play at the Crossroads Guitar Festival--Evening One held at Madison Square Garden in New-York City

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…

J&R Adventures publish ‘Live In Amsterdam,’ the first collaboration album by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa (2014)

'Live In Amsterdam' by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa is their first collaboration album recorded at Koninklijk Theater Carre in Amsterdam and released on March 24, 2014 by J&R Adventures.Track Listing : 1.Amsterdam, Amsterdam! (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Kevin Shirley) - 01:45 . 2.Them There Eyes (Maceo Pinkard, Doris Tauber, William Tracey) - 02:59 . 3.Sinner'S Prayer (Lowell Fulson, Lloyd…

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) -…

Eric Clapton releases his ninth album : ‘Behind the Sun’ featuring Lindsey Buckingham & Phil Collins as guests (1985)

Eric Clapton's 'Behind the Sun' is his ninth album featuring Lindsey Buckingham & Phil Collins as guests and released on March 11, 1985 by Duck / Warner BrosTrack Listing : 1.She'S Waiting (Eric Clapton, Peter Robinson) - 04:55 . 2.See What Love Can Do (Jerry Lynn Williams) - 03:58 . 3.Same Old Blues (Eric Clapton) - 08:15 . 4.Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper) - 03:19 . 5.Something'S…

The Staple Singers shoot a film in Ghana (1971)

March 6, 1971 - The Staple Singers - that is Mavis Staples leading plus father Pops, sister Cleotha and brother Pervis - backed by Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn and Al Jackson, Jr. are in Ghana for a special film project.

Albert King records ‘Born Under a Bad Sign’ with Booker T. & The MG’s (1966)

Albert King's 'Born Under a Bad Sign' is his second studio album recorded on March 3, 1966 & June 9, 1967 and released in August 1967 by Stax.Track Listing : 1.Born Under A Bad Sign (William Bell, Booker T. Jones) - 02:47 . 2.Crosscut Saw (R.G. Ford) - 02:35 . 3.Kansas City (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 02:33 . 4.Oh, Pretty Woman (A.C. Williams) - 02:48 . 5.Down Don'T Bother Me (Albert King)…

Volt/Atco publish ‘The Dock of the Bay,’ the first posthumous Otis Redding’s album (1968)

Otis Redding's 'The Dock of the Bay' is his seventh (and first posthumous) album recorded at Stax Studio and released on February 23, 1968 by Volt/Atco.Track Listing : 1.(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Steve Cropper, Otis Redding) - 02:38 . 2.I Love You More Than Words Can Say (Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones) - 02:50 . 3.Let Me Come On Home (Al Jacobson, Jr., Booker T. Jones, Otis Redding) - 02:53…

Warner Bros. publish Gary Clark Jr.’s fifth album : ‘This Land’ (2019)

Gary Clark Jr.'s 'This Land' is his fifth album produced by Jacob Sciba and released on February 22, 2019 by Warner Bros.(Source Gary Clark Jr. - This Land | Official Site)The Guardian Langston Hughes was my first introduction to writing. I remember checking out a book of his poems at the library in elementary school USA Today He laughs, more bitter than amused. “I got a pearl Cadillac. I loved…

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…

Booker T. takes The MG’s to Oakland (1970)

January 31, 1970 - Booker T & The MGs - that is Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn and Al Jackson, Jr. - opens for Creedence Creedence Clearwater Revival at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California

ABC Dunhill publish ‘Steppenwolf’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Born to Be Wild’ and ‘The Pusher’ (1968)

'Steppenwolf' feat. Feat. 'Born to Be Wild' and 'The Pusher' is their eponymous first studio album, released in January 1968 on ABC Dunhill Records.Track Listing : 1.Sookie Sookie (Don Covay, Steve Cropper) - 03:12 . 2.Everybody'S Next One (John Kay, Gabriel Mekler) - 02:53 . 3.Berry Rides Again (John Kay) - 02:45 . 4.Hoochie Koochie Man (Willie Dixon) - 05:07 . 5.Born To Be Wild (Mars Bonfire)…

Stax publish Eddie Floyd’s debut album : ‘Knock On Wood’ (1967)

Eddie Floyd's 'Knock On Wood' is his debut album recorded from July till December 1966 at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and released on January 26, 1967 by Stax. Track Listing : 1.Knock On Wood (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) - 03:05 . 2.Something You Got (Chris Kenner, Fats Domino) - 03:05 . 3.But It'S Alright (J.J. Jackson, Pierre Tubbs) - 02:53 . 4.I Stand Accused (Billy Butler, Jerry…

Stax Records publish ‘Melting Pot,’ an album by Booker T. & the MGs (1971)

'Melting Pot' by Booker T. & the MGs is a studio album - the last to feature the classic lineup of Jones, Cropper, Dunn & Jackson - released in January 1971 by Stax Records.Track Listing : 1.Melting Pot (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.) - 08:15 . 2.Back Home (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald Duck Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.) - 04:40 . 3.Chicken Pox…

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,…

The Jam release their second album : ‘This Is the Modern World’ (1977)

The Jam's 'This Is the Modern World' is their second studio album produced by Chris Parry & Vic Smith and released on November 18, 1977. Track Listing : 1.The Modern World (Paul Weller) - 02:32 . 2.London Traffic (Bruce Foxton) - 01:50 . 3.Standards (Paul Weller) - 02:30 . 4.Life From A Window (Paul Weller) - 02:54 . 5.The Combine (Paul Weller) - 02:21 . 6.Don'T Tell Them You'Re Sane (Bruce…

Apple publish Ringo Starr’s fourth album : ‘Goodnight Vienna’ (1974)

Ringo Starr's 'Goodnight Vienna' is his fourth studio album featuring among others Billy Preston, Robbie Robertson, Harry Nilsson and released on November 15 , 1974 by Apple.Track Listing : 1. Goodnight Vienna (John Lennon) - 02:35 . 2.Occapella (Allen Toussaint) - 02:55 . 3.Oo-Wee (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia) - 03:45 . 4.Husbands And Wives (Roger Miller) - 03:34 . 5.Snookeroo (Elton John,…

Happy Birthday Booker T Jones ‘Greener than Ever’

This day (November 12, 1944), in Memphis, Tennessee, is born Booker T.Jones, singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and frontman of the band Booker T. and the MGs,Digest Tracklist : Hey Ya (2019) . Try A Little Tenderness (2017) . Take Me to the River (2013) . w/ The Mg'S - Booker-Loo (1968) . Everything Is Everything . w/ The Mg'S - Green Onions . Npr Music Tiny Desk Concert . w/ The Mg'S -…

Creedence Clearwater Revival release their fourth album : ‘Willy and the Poor Boys’ featuring ‘Down on the Corner’ (1969)

Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Willy and the Poor Boys' is their fourth studio album produced by front man John Fogerty and released on November 2, 1969 by Fantasy RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Down On The Corner (John Fogerty) - 02:46 . 2.It Came Out Of The Sky (John Fogerty) - 02:53 . 3.Cotton Fields (Huddie Ledbetter) - 02:56 . 4.Poorboy Shuffle (John Fogerty) - 02:25 . 5.Feelin' Blue (John…

Ringo Starr releases his third album : ‘Ringo’ featuring ‘Photograph’ and ‘You’re Sixteen’ (1973)

Ringo Starr's 'Ringo' is his third studio album produced by Richard Perry and released on November 2 1973 by Apple.Track Listing : 1.I'M The Greatest (John Lennon) - 03:21 . 2.Have You Seen My Baby (Randy Newman) - 03:44 . 3.Photograph (Richard Starkey, George Harrison) - 03:56 . 4.Sunshine Life For Me (George Harrison) - 02:45 . 5.You'Re Sixteen (Bob Sherman, Dick Sherman) - 02:48 . 6.Oh My My…

Stax publish Sam & Dave’s third album ‘Soul Men’ featuring ‘Soul Man’ (1967)

Sam & Dave's 'Soul Men' is their third album featuring the hit 'Soul Man' and released on October 26, 1967 by Stax/Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Soul Man (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 02:36 . 2.May I Baby (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 02:38 . 3.Broke Down Piece Of Man (Steve Cropper, Joe Shamwell) - 02:46 . 4.Let It Be Me (Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoé) - 02:45 . 5.Hold It Baby…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 42/52

Flea . Nirvana, Eddie Van Halen . Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards . U2, John Mayer . Eric Clapton, Lee Ritenour . Steve Lukather, Steve Cropper, Robert Cray . Dave Edmonds, Elton John . Leon Russell, Lauryn Hill . Ziggy Marley, Wyclef Jean . Destiny's Child, Donna Summer . Seal, Jack Bruce . Friends, John Legend . Esperanza SpaldingThey are the 12 one-off collaborations selected among the 400 Posts we…

Happy Birthday John Mayer

October 16, 1977 - John Clayton Mayer simply known as John Mayer, American singer, songwriter & guitarist is 43. Happy Birthday SirJohn Mayer 's 'Room for Squares' is his debut studio album released on June 5, 2001 by Aware / Columbia Records. >> John Mayer 's 'Heavier Things' is his second studio album produced by Jack Joseph Puig and released on September 9, 2003 by Columbia >>…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 42/52

John Mayer, Jack White, Frank Zappa, Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Bernie Marsden, Eilidh McKellar, Jonny Lang, Steve Cropper, Robert Cray, Dave Edmunds, Eric Gales, Steve Lukather, Nita Strauss, Jeff Beck, Jennifer Batten, Brian May, Joe Satriani, Steve VaiThey are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 400 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

Columbia publish Art Garfunkel’s second solo album : ‘Breakaway’ (1975)

Art Garfunkel's 'Breakaway' is his second solo studio album produced by Richard Perry and released on October 14, 1975 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.I Believe (Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright) - 03:47 . 2.Rag Doll (Steve Eaton) - 03:03 . 3.Break Away (Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle) - 03:31 . 4.Disney Girls (Bruce Johnston) - 04:32 . 5.Waters Of March (Antônio Carlos Jobim) - 03:34 . 6.My…

Otis Redding – Otis Blueː Otis Redding Sings Soul

Otis Redding's 'Otis Blue' is his third studio album featuring 'I've Been Loving You Too Long,' 'Satisfaction' and 'Respect,' produced by Jim Stewart and Steve Cropper and released on September 15, 1965 by Volt(Source Otis Redding - Otis Blueː Otis Redding Sings Soul | Official Site)Otis Redding's 'Otis Blue' | RVM MAMAZON . ITUNES .

New Edition release their sixth album : ‘Home Again’ featuring ‘Hit Me Off’ and ‘I’m Still in Love With You’ (1996)

New Edition's 'Home Again' is the sixth studio album featuring Bobby Brown and released on September 10, 1996 by MCA Records.Track Listing : 1.Oh, Yeah, It Feels So Good (Ricky Bell, Ronnie Devoe, James Harris Iii, Terry Lewis, James Brown, Fred Wesley, John Starks) - 06:02 . . 2.Hit Me Off (Dinky Bingham, Michael Bivins, Ronnie Devoe, Jeff Dyson, Silky, Bob James) - 04:21 . . 3.You Don'T Have…

Rod Stewart releases his sixth album : ‘Atlantic Crossing’ featuring ‘Sailing’ (1975)

Rod Stewart's 'Atlantic Crossing' is his sixth album produced by Tom Dowd and released on August 15 1975 by Riva / Warner Bros..Track Listing : 1.Three Time Loser (Rod Stewart) - 04:03 . 2.Alright For An Hour (Rod Stewart, Jesse Ed Davis) - 04:17 . 3.All In The Name Of Rock 'N' Roll (Rod Stewart) - 05:02 . 4.Drift Away (Mentor Williams) - 03:43 . 5.Stone Cold Sober (Rod Stewart, Steve Cropper) -…

Atlantic publish ‘The Exciting Wilson Pickett,’ his second album featuring ‘Land of 1000 Dances’ and ‘In the Midnight Hour’ (1966)

'The Exciting Wilson Pickett' is his second album (containing 'Land of 1000 Dances' and 'In the Midnight Hour') released in August 1966 by Atlantic.Track listing : . 1.Land of 1000 Dances (Chris Kenner) - 02:28. 2.Something You Got (Chris Kenner) - 02:58. 3.634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) - 03:00. 4.Barefootin' (Robert Parker) - 02:22. 5.Mercy Mercy (Don Covay, Ronald…