Concord publish ‘Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory’ recorded with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather,…

'Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory' is an album recorded for his 50th birthday with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern and more and released on June 29, 2010 by Concord.1 . John Scofield & Lee Ritenour 2 . Cause We've Ended as Lovers 3 . Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather and Andy McKee 4 . Drifting (La…

Happy Birthday Taj Mahal. ‘Senor Mahal’

This day (May 17, 1942), in Harlem, New York, is born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks a.k.a Taj Mahal, an American blues musician.Digest Tracklist : w/ Keb' Mo' - She Knows How To Rock Me (2018) . Corrina (2016) . Queen Bee (2015) . Diving Duck Blues (2013) . Checkin' Up On My Baby (2012) . Senor Blues (2010) . w/ The Phantom Blues Band - New York (2012) . If The River Was Whiskey (2008) . w/ Eric…

Taj Mahal records ‘The Real Thing,’ a live album at Fillmore East, New York City (1971)

Taj Mahal's 'The Real Thing' is a live album recorded on February 13, 1971 at Fillmore East, New York City with a band with four tuba players and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Fishin' Blues (Henry Thomas) – 02:58 . 2.Ain'T Gwine To Whistle Dixie (Any Mo') (Taj Mahal, Jesse Ed Davis, Gary Gilmore, Chuck Blackwell) – 09:11 . 3.Sweet Mama Janisse (Taj Mahal) - 03:32 . 4.Going…

Columbia publish Taj Mahal’s second album : ‘The Natch’l Blues’ (1968)

Taj Mahal's 'The Natch'l Blues' is his second studio album released on December 23, 1968 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Good Morning Miss Brown (Taj Mahal) - 03:13 . 2.Corinna (Mahal, Jesse Ed Davis) - 02:59 . 3.I Ain'T Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll (Taj Mahal) - 03:12 . 4.Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue (Taj Mahal) - 03:34 . 5.Done Changed My Way Of Living (Taj Mahal) - 07:02…

Taj Mahal records for Columbia records, his self-titled debut album : ‘Taj Mahal’ (1967)

'Taj Mahal' is his eponymous debut album recorded in August 1967.Track Listing : 1.Leaving Trunk (Sleepy John Estes) - 04:51 . 2.Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie Mctell) - 02:59 . 3.Checkin' Up On My Baby (Sonny Boy Williamson) - 04:55 . 4.Everybody'S Got To Change Sometime (Sleepy John Estes) - 02:57 . 5.Ez Rider (Taj Mahal) - 03:04 . 6.Dust My Broom (Robert Johnson) - 02:39 . 7.Diving Duck Blues…

Taj, Eric et al celebrate Gregg Allman (2014)

January 10, 2014 - Taj Mahal, Eric Church, Jackson Browne, Vince Gill, Zac Brown and many more will gather to celebrate "The Songs And Voice of Gregg Allman" at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta

This month In Blues Legends 05/12

Sonny Boy Williamson II, Taj Mahal, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Landreth, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy

This week In One-Off Collaborations 20/52

David Byrne & St. Vincent, Sam Moore & Blues Brothers Band, B.B. King & James Brown, Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo', Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, Robin Gibb & Nigel Kennedy, The Corrs & Ron Wood, Jason Mraz & Sungha Jung, Eric Clapton & Ed Sheeran, Pete Townshend & Lou Reed, Andy Summers & Robert Fripp, Janet Jackson & Justin Timberlake

This week In Soul Artists 20/52

Carla Thomas, Blues Brothers Band , Sharon Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Taj Mahal, Johnny Guitar Watson, Chuck Brown, The Soul Searchers, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Donna Summer, Grace Jones, Mary J. Blige, Guru, Donald Byrd, Run DMC

This week In Soul Artists 27/52

Maxwell, Marvin Gaye, Aaron Neville, D'Angelo, Barry White, Eric B. & Rakim, Bill Withers, Jimmy Cliff, Muddy Waters, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Michael Jackson

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band release ‘Safe As Milk,’ their debut studio album (1967)

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band's 'Safe as Milk' is their debut studio album produced by Richard Perry and Bob Krasnow and released in June 1967 by Buddah Records.Track Listing : 1.Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do (Herb Bermann, Don Van Vliet) - 02:15 . 2.Zig Zag Wanderer (Herb Bermann, Don Van Vliet) - 02:40 . 3.Call On Me (Don Van Vliet) - 02:37 . 4.Dropout Boogie (Herb Bermann, Don Van Vliet) -…

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…

Billie Joe Armstrong and Elvis Costello celebrate ‘Decades of Rock’ (2006)

May 19, 2006 - Elvis Costello and The Imposters - that is Steve Nieve (kb), Pete Thomas (d), Davey Faragher (b) - , Death Cab For Cutie - that is Ben Gibbard (voc, g), Chris Walla (g, kb), Nick Harmer (b), Jason McGerr (d), Fiona Apple and Billie Joe Armstrong will record a special show entitled "Decades Rock Live" which will be broadcast at the end of July on VH1 Classic at Taj Mahal in Atlantic…

We Remember Frank Sinatra. ‘Frankly, My Dear’

This day (May 14, 1998), in Los Angeles, California, died Frank Sinatra, an American singer and film actor.Digest Tracklist : That'S Life (1966) . One For My Baby (1992) . & Liza Minnelli - New York New York (1990) . The Girl From Ipanema (1981) . America The Beautiful (1978) . You Make Me Feel So Young (1971) . Fly Me To The Moon (1969) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Can'T We Be Friends (1959) . Old…

We Remember B.B. King. ‘Long Lived The King’

This day (May 14, 2015), in Las Vegas, died Riley B. King a.k.a. B.B. King (B.B. short for Blues Boy), an American blues guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : In Sing Sing Prison (1973) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (1/2) . w/ John Mayer, Tedeschi Trucks - Finale, Hollywood Bowl (2012) (2/2) . When The Saints Go Marching In . All Over Again (1989) . w/ Eric…

Happy Birthday Joe Bonamassa. ‘Hey Joe’

This day (May 8, 1977), in New Hartford, New York, is born Joe Bonamassa, an American blues rock guitarist and singer.Digest Tracklist : Walk In My Shadow (2020) . This Train (2019) . Redemption (2018) . Drive (At Carnegie Hall, 2017) . Mountain Climbing (2016) . Sloe Gin (Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, 2015) . Oh Beautiful (PinkPop, 2014) . Athens to Athens ( LIVE at Vienna Opera House) . Driving…

Universal publish ‘Childhood Home’ by Ellen & Ben Harper, a fully acoustic album (2014)

'Childhood Home' by Ellen & Ben Harper is a fully acoustic album released on May 6, 2014 by Universal / Prestige Folklore..Track Listing : 1.A House Is A Home (Ben Harper) - 02:42 . 2.City Of Dreams (Ellen Harper) - 03:41 . 3.Born To Love You (Ben Harper) - 03:30 . 4.Heavyhearted World (Ben Harper) - 02:56 . 5.Farmer'S Daughter (Ellen Harper) - 03:14 . 6.Memories Of Gold (Ben Harper) -…

Joan, Bruce et al celebrate Pete Seeger 90th birthday (2009)

May 3, 2009 - more than 40 artists, including Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Richie Havens, Roger McGuinn, Ani DiFranco, Taj Mahal, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews and many others will celebrate Pete Seeger's 90th birthday at Madison Square Garden in New York. More Info

We remember Richie Havens. ‘Stairway To Havens’

This day (April 22, 2013), in Jersey City, New Jersey, died Richie Havens an American folk singer and guitarist.Digest Tracklist : Freedom . Going Back To My The Roots (2008) . w/ Groove Armada - Hands Of Time (2002) . License To Kill . Wonder Child (1975) . Here Comes The Sun (1971) . High Flying Bird - How Late It Is (1969) . Tracklist : Here Comes The Sun . Handsome Johnny . Just Like A…

Happy Birthday Emmylou Harris

April 2, 19** - Emmylou Harris, American singer, songwriter and musician is @)_!. Happy Birthday Miss Stray Cats, Levon Helm, B.B. King, Al Kooper, Don Was, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, The Byrds with Roger McGuinn, David Crosby & Chris Hillman, Bob Dylan plus Cindy Bullens (g), Wendy Melvoin (g), Lisa Coleman (kb), Tina Weymouth (b), Debbie Peterson (voc)and Carla Azar (d). They…

Happy Birthday George Benson. ‘(Bens)On Birthday’

This day (March 22, 1943), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is born George Benson, an American guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Turn Your Love Around -(2019) . Lady (2019) . Affirmation (Capitol Florida 2016) . Don't Know Why (Glasgow 2014) . Love X Love (North Sea Jazz 2012) . At The Mambo Inn (2011) . Ibanez Lbg300 . On Broadway (2008) . w/ Lee Ritenour - Tribute Wew Montgomery . This Masquarade…

Happy Birthday Jorge Ben. ‘Parabéns! Mas Que Todos, Jorge’

This day (March 22, 1942), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is born Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes a.k.a. Jorge Ben Jor , a Brazilian popular musician.Tracklist : Taj Mahal (2019) . São Valentin (2018) . Psicodália (2018) . País Tropical @ Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony . Zumbi / Bebete Vambora / Take It Easey My Brother Charles (2014) . Mas Que Nada (2012) . w/ Lucio Dalla - Mas Que Nada (2007) . Que…

Eric Clapton publishes ‘Old Sock,’ his twentieth album (2013)

Eric Clapton's 'Old Sock' is the twentieth studio album released on March 12, 2013 by Surfdog.Track Listing : 1.Further On Down The Road (Jesse Edwin Davis Iii, Taj Mahal) - 05:45 . 2.Angel (J.J. Cale) - 03:54 . 3.The Folks Who Live On The Hill (Jerome Kern) - 03:47 . 4.Gotta Get Over (Eric Clapton) - 04:38 . 5.Till Your Well Runs Dry (Peter Tosh) - 04:43 . 6.All Of Me (Gerald Marks / Seymour…

This month In Blues Legends 02/12

James Blood Ulmer, Vernon Reid, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Louisiana Red, Taj Mahal, Eric Bibb, Sonny Terry, Brownie Mcghee, Magic Slim, Memphis Slim, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Albert King, Keb' Mo', Larry JohnsonThey are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1180 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . James Blood Ulmer .…

Tedeschi Trucks Band release their fourth album ‘Signs’ featuring ‘Hard Case’ (2019)

Tedeschi Trucks Band's 'Signs' is their fourth album recorded live to two-inch analog tape, co-produced by Derek Trucks, Jim Scott and Bobby Tis, featuring among other guests Warren Haynes & Doyle Bramhall II and released on February 15, 2019 by Fantasy(Source Tedeschi Trucks Band - Signs | Official Site)NPR There's such warmth to the playing, you can picture the band members standing in the…

This month In Blues Legends 01/12

Willie Dixon, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Lightnin' Hopkins, Junior Wells, Albert Collins, BB King, Jimmy Johnson, Hubert Sumlin ,David Johansen, Charlie Musselwhite, Lucky Peterson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Taj Mahal, Gregg AllmanThey are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1217 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Willie…

We Remember Pete Seeger

January 27, 2014 - Mr.Pete Seeger, American folk music legend passed away aged 94. He is remembered.Bruce Springsteen' s 'We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions' is his fourteenth studio album featuring thirteen songs made popular by Pete Seeger, released on April 25, 2006 by Columbia Records. >> do not miss anti-Vietnam War activist Pete Seeger, John Mayall, -The Everly Brothers and…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 02/52

Muddy Waters . The Rolling Stones, Taj Mahal . Gregg Allman, Willie Nelson . Wynton Marsalis, Joan Baez . John Denver, Lulu . Maurice Gibb, Dave Matthews . Tim Reynolds, Rod Stewart . Ronald Isley, Mary J. Blige . Eric Clapton, David Bowie . Damon Albarn, Carly Simon . James Taylor, Melanie . & Natalie Appleton, Foo Fighters, Slash . Tenacious DThey are the 12 one-off collaborations selected…

Happy Birthday Lee Ritenour. ‘Captain Lee’

This day (January 11, 1952), in Los Angeles, California, is born Lee Ritenour, an American jazz guitarist.Tracklist : w/ Dave Grusin - KNKX Studio Session (2019) . Stone Flower (2018) . w/ Dave Grusin - Amager Bio (2017) . A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That (2016) . Rio Funk (2015) . w/ Friends - @ Jarasum Jazz Festival (2013) . w/ Dave Grusin - Minden Jazz Club ( 2012 = . w/ Mike…

Happy Birthday Mike Stern. ‘Upside Mike’

This day (January 10, 1953), in Boston, Massachusetts, is born Mike Sedgwick a.k.a. Mike Stern, an American jazz guitarist,Tracklist : w/ Jeff Lorber - Righteous (2019) . w/ Manu Katche Richard Bona & Niels Lan Doky - @Jazz in Marciac (2018) . Out Of The Blue (2017) . Chromazone (2016) . Kate (2015) . w/ Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover (2013) . January 1 (2012) . w/ Didier Lockwood -…

As we wish Dave Matthews, a Happy Birthday, let us have a ‘Dave Matthews Band At Their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, Dave Matthews a 'Happy Birthday,' the time has come to list the 'BESTS' of his band : Dave Matthews Band CREDITSPhoto : Julio EnriquezAudio : Crash into Me . So Much To Say . Two Step . Ants Marching . The Space Between . Satellite . #41 . Crush . Too Much . What Would You Say . Video : Crash Into Me . Dreamgirl . Two Step . Grace Is Gone . Ants Marching . Crush . You Might Die…

Happy Birthday Joan Baez. ‘Here’s To Joan’

This day (January 9, 1941), in Staten Island, New York, is born Joan Chandos Baez simply known as Joan Baez, an American folk singer and activist.Tracklist : It Aint Me Babe (BBC Television 1965) . With God on Our Side (1966) . Tears Of Rage (1968) . One Day at a Time (Woodstock, 1969) . Let It Be (Isle Of Wight, 1970) . Love Song to a Stranger (France, 1973) . Diamonds And Rust (French…