Happy Birthday to Al Green. ‘Al(leluia) Green’

This day (April 13, 1946), in Forrest City, Arkansas, is born Albert Greene a.k.a. Al Green, an American gospel and soul music singer.Digest Tracklist : Simply Beautiful (2019) . I'm still in love with you . How Can You Mend A Broken Heart . w/ Ann Nesby - Put It On Paper . Lets Stay Together (2010) . w/ Ben E. King, Teddy Pendergrass, Chuck Jackson, Brian Mcknight - Stand By Me (1993) . w/…

Polydor publish Toots Thielemans’ ‘Live’ recorded in Holland (1974)

Toots Thielemans' 'Live' is an album recorded in Holland with an European rhythm section and released on April 4, 1974 by Polydor Of Holland.Track Listing : 1.Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 06:11 . 2.Lullaby (Toots Thielemans) - 03:33 . 3.Tenor Madness (Sonny Rollins) - 07:59 . 4.Nice To Be Around (John Williams, Paul Williams) - 03:13 . 5.Strange Boogie Man (Toots…

A&M Records publish Joan Baez’ ‘Diamonds & Rust’ (1975)

Joan Baez' 'Diamonds & Rust' is an album featuring the title track, a song about Bob Dylan and released in April 1975 by A&M. Track Listing : 1.Diamonds & Rust (Joan Baez) - 04:47 . 2.Fountain Of Sorrow (Jackson Browne) - 04:30 . 3.Never Dreamed You'D Leave In Summer (Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) - 02:45 . 4.Children And All That Jazz (Joan Baez) - 03:07 . 5.Simple Twist Of Fate (Bob…

Wings (Paul & Linda McCartney and Dennis Laine) release ‘London Town’ (1978)

Wings' 'London Town' is their sixth studio album released on March 31, 1978 by Parlophone / Capitol and featuring the three remaining members of the band Paul & Linda McCartney and Dennis Laine.Track Listing : 1.London Town (Paul McCartney, Denny Laine) – 04:10 . 2.Cafe On The Left Bank (Paul McCartney) - 03:25 . 3.I'M Carrying (Paul McCartney) - 02:44 . 4.Backwards Traveller (Paul McCartney)…

Happy Birthday Tracy Chapman

March 30, 19** - Miss Tracy Chapman, an American singer-songwriter is @)_!. Happy Birthday Tracy"Tracy Chapman" is the self-titled debut album by Tracy Chapman, released on April 15, 1988. >>Released on October 3, 1989, "Crossroads" is the second album by Tracy Chapman. >> Released on November 14, 1995, "New Beginning" is the fourth album by Tracy Chapman >> is held in…

Strut Records publish Mulatu Astatke’s first solo album since the 1980s : ‘Steps Ahead’ (2010)

Mulatu Astatke's 'Steps Ahead' is his first solo album since the 1980s released on March 29, 2010 by Strut Records.Track Listing : 1.Radcliffe (Mulatu Astatke) - 07:54 . 2.Green Africa (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:13 . 3.The Way To Nice (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:09 . 4.Assosa (Arr.Mulatu Astatke) - 02:39 . 5.I Faram Gami I Faram (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:33 . 6.Mulatu'S Mood (Mulatu Astatke) - 05:56 . 7.Ethio…

Columbia publishes ‘The Electrifying Aretha Franklin,’ her second album (1962)

'The Electrifying Aretha Franklin' is her second studio album released on March 19, 1962 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.You Made Me Love You (Joe Mccarthy, James Vincent Monaco) - 02:19 . 2.I Told You So (John Leslie Mcfarland) - 02:44 . 3.Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody (Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young) - 02:24 . 4.Nobody Like You (James Cleveland) - 02:23 . 5.Exactly Like You…

On web TV today, Nao at ‘NPR Tiny Desk Concert’ (2019)

March 18, 2019 - if in front of a computer, do not miss English singer Nao - plus Ariel O'Neal (g), Joe Price (kb), Henry Guy (b), Samson Jatto (d), Troi Lauren (voc), Taylor Samuels (voc) - singing four songs at "NPR Music Tiny Desk" on YouTube

Happy Birthday Phil Lesh

March 15, 1940 - Philip Chapman Lesh simply known as Phil Lesh, bassist and co-founding member of the Grateful Dead, is 81. Happy Birthday, SirThe Grateful Dead 's 'Wake of the Flood' is a studio album (the first without founding member Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan) released on October 15, 1973 by Grateful Dead Records. >>Grateful Dead's 'From the Mars Hotel' is a studio album recorded in April…

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…

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…

We remember Chris Barber. ‘Barberism’

This day (March 2, 2021), in England, died Donald Christopher 'Chris' Barber, a British jazz and skiffle trombonistDigest Tracklist : Drinking Wine, Spo-De-O-Dee . w/ Lonnie Donegan – Just Good Fun . When You Wore A Tulip . Wild Cat Blues (2011) . Ice Cream (1997) . Tiger Rag (1996) . Hiawatha Rag (1990) . Take The A-Train . Buddy Boldens Blues (1984) . Momma Don’t Allow (Wood Green Jazz Club…

This week In ‘2000s Throwback’ 08/52

Incognito, Portishead, Nine Inch Nails, Joe Bonamassa, Rihanna, Corinne Bailey Rae, Foo Fighters, David Sylvian, CocoRosie, Seal, Ian Brown, Steve Vai They are the '2000s Throwback' artists selected among the 297 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Incognito - Talkin' Loud Lifted from : As we wish Jean-Paul 'Bluey' a happy…

Stacey Kent records ‘The Boy Next Door’ an album for Candid Records (2003)

Stacey Kent's 'The Boy Next Door' is an album recorded on February 18-22, 2003 and released on August 26, 2003 by Candid Records.Track Listing : 1.The Best Is Yet To Come (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) - 03:24 . 2.The Boy Next Door (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) - 03:38 . 3.The Trolley Song (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane) - 04:00 . 4.Say It Isn'T So (Irving Berlin) - 04:39 . 5.Too Darn Hot (Cole Porter) -…

Polydor publish Eric Clapton’s seventh album : ‘Another Ticket’ (1981)

Eric Clapton's 'Another Ticket' is his seventh studio album released on February 17, 1981 by Polydor.Track Listing : 1.Something Special (Eric Clapton) - 02:36 . 2.Black Rose (Troy Seals, Eddie Setser) (Eric Clapton) - 03:44 . 3.Blow Wind Blow (Muddy Waters) (Eric Clapton) - 02:58 . 4.Another Ticket (Eric Clapton) - 05:43 . 5.I Can'T Stand It (Eric Clapton) - 04:07 . 6.Hold Me Lord (Eric Clapton)…

Happy Birthday Fred Frith. ‘Frith The Fred’

This day (February 17, 1949), in Heathfield, Sussex, England, is born Fred Frithan English multi-instrumentalist.Tracklist : @ L'Asilo, Napoli, (2019) . @ Makedonska filharmonija . Live in Istanbul . Rock in Opposition . w/ Rusconi - Live At Moods (2012) . w/ Bérangère Maximin - Live Improv At Batofar (2012) . Cosa Brava (2008) . w/ Evelyn Glennie - A Little Prayer . Solo Concert From Mózg…

Vertigo publish ‘Black Sabbath’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘N.I.B.’ (1970)

'Black Sabbath' is their eponymous debut studio album released on February 13, 1970 in the UK by VertigoTrack Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) - 04:44 . 2.Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) - 06:03 . 3.Speak Low (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 06:26 . 4.Obsession (Tracy Mann, Danilo Caymmi, Gilson Peranzzetta) - 07:37 . 5.If You Could See Me Now (Tadd Dameron,…

Dianne Reeves releases ‘The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan’ produced by George Duke (2001)

Dianne Reeves' 'The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan' is a studio album produced by George Duke and released on February 13, 2001 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Lullaby Of Birdland (George Shearing, George David Weiss) - 04:44 . 2.Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) - 06:03 . 3.Speak Low (Ogden Nash, Kurt Weill) - 06:26 . 4.Obsession (Tracy Mann, Danilo Caymmi, Gilson Peranzzetta) - 07:37 .…

143 Records publish ‘Michael Bublé’, his eponymous and third album featuring ‘How Can You Mend a Broken Heart’ and ‘Kissing A Fool’ (2003)

'Michael Bublé' is his self-titled third studio album by Michael Bublé released on February 11, 2003 by 143 Records.Track Listing : 1.Fever (Eddie Cooley, Otis Blackwell) - 03:51 . 2.Moondance (Van Morrison) - 04:13 . 3.Kissing A Fool (George Michael) - 04:34 . 4.For Once In My Life (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) - 02:32 . 5.How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) - 03:54 .…

‘L’Amour Toujours’ N°311 – New Music Videos

Domo Wilson, Kenny Lattimore, PJ Morton, keshi, Calum Scott, Dekko, JaeyBxrd, Innoss'B, Henry Santos & Pavel Nuñez, WizKid, Enrique Iglesias, Joel Deleon They are the performers of the twelve brand new worldwide love songs that caught, these past days, our interest and liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Domo Wilson - Love Letter More by the same :…

Paul McCartney releases his fifteenth solo album : ‘Kisses on the Bottom’ featuring ‘My Valentine’ (2012)

Paul McCartney's 'Kisses on the Bottom' is his fifteenth studio album including only two compositions by McCartney, the rest being covers, produced by Tommy LiPuma and released on February 6, 2012 by Hear MusicTrack Listing : 1.I'M Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter (Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young) - 02:36 . 2.Home (Peter Van Steeden, Jeff Clarkson, Harry Clarkson) - 04:04 . 3.It'S Only A…

Columbia publish Tony Bennett’s tribute album to Billie Holiday : ‘Tony Bennett on Holiday’ (1997)

'Tony Bennett on Holiday' is a studio album recorded in tribute to Billie Holiday and released on February 4, 1997 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.(In My) Solitude (Eddie Delange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 02:57 . 2.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 01:44 . 3.When A Woman Loves A Man (Bernie Hanighen, Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer) - 03:11 . 4.Me, Myself And I (Irving Gordon, Alan…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 05/52

Carlos Santana, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot & Mary Halvorson, George Benson, James Blood Ulmer, Otis Rush & Eric Clapton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Bonamassa, Prince, Steve Hackett, Toni Iommi They are the Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 323 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Carlos Santana - Once It's…

Reprise publish Neil Young’s fourth album : ‘Harvest’ featuring ‘Old Man’ and ‘Heart of Gold’ (1972)

Neil Young's 'Harvest' is his fourth album, featuring James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Stephen Stills as guests and released on February 1, 1972 by Reprise.Track Listing : 1.Out On The Weekend (Neil Young) - 04:35 . 2.Harvest (Neil Young) - 03:11 . 3.A Man Needs A Maid (Neil Young) - 04:05 . 4.Heart Of Gold (Neil Young) - 03:07 . 5.Are You Ready For The Country? (Neil…

Nonesuch publish Pat Metheny’s album : ‘Orchestrion’ (2010)

Pat Metheny's 'Orchestrion' is a studio album recorded by using various orchestrionic instruments and released on January 26, 2010 by Nonesuch.Track Listing : 1.Orchestrion (Pat Metheny) - 15:48 . 2.Entry Point (Pat Metheny) - 10:28 . 3.Expansion (Pat Metheny) - 08:35 . 4.Soul Search (Pat Metheny) - 09:19 . 5.Spirit Of The Air (Pat Metheny) - 07:45 Musicians : Pat Metheny - Bass, Bottle,…

Archie Shepp begins the recording of ‘Attica Blues,’ an album for Impulse! (1972)

Archie Shepp's 'Attica Blues' is an album (in direct reference to the Attica Prison riots) recorded on January 24–26, 1972 at A&R Recording, NYC and released the same year by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) - 04:49 . 2.Invocation: Attica Blues (Archie Shepp, Beaver Harris) - 00:18 . 3.Steam, Part 1 (Archie Shepp) - 5:08 . 4.Invocation To Mr. Parker…

We remember Hugh Masekela. ‘Just Hugh’

This day (January 23, 2018), in Johannesburg, died Hugh Ramopolo Masekela, a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer. Tracklist : Musicport Festival (2011) . Makoti . Melafestivalen (2010) . Hugh Masekela & Jabu Nkosi Ashiko - Sa Jazz Maestros . Conversations With Felicia . w/ Miriam Makeba - South Africa Freedom Song . Mandela (Bring Him Back Home)…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Lady Soul’ featuring ‘Chain of Fools,’ ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and ‘(Sweet Sweet Baby)…

Aretha Franklin's 'Lady Soul' feat. 'Chain of Fools' is an album also including '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' and other hits and released on January 22, 1968 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Chain Of Fools (Don Covay) - 02:46 . 2.Money Won'T Change You (James Brown Nat Jones) - 02:09 . 3.People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) - 03:42 . 4.Niki Hoeky (Jim Ford, Lolly Vegas, Pat Vegas) -…

Rahsaan Roland Kirk records ‘Prepare Thyself to Deal With a Miracle,’ an album for Atlantic (1973)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk's 'Prepare Thyself to Deal With a Miracle' is an album recorded on January 22, 1973 in New-York City and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Salvation And Reminiscing (Rahsaan Roland Kirk) - 05:22 . 2.Seasons: One Mind Winter/Summer/Ninth Ghost (Rahsaan Roland Kirk) - 09:37 . 3.Celestial Bliss (Rahsaan Roland Kirk) - 05:40 . 4.Saxophone Concerto: Saxophone…

Miles Davis begins the recording of ‘Birth of the Cool’ in New York City (1949)

Miles Davis' 'Birth of the Cool' is an album recorded on January 21 & April 22, 1949 and March 9, 1950 with a nonet at WOR Studios in New York City and released In February 1957 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Move (Denzil Best) - 02:32 . 2.Jeru (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 3.Moon Dreams (Chummy Macgregor, Johnny Mercer) - 03:17 . 4.Venus De Milo (Gerry Mulligan) - 03:10 . 5.Budo (Miles Davis, Bud…

We Remember Maurice Gibb

January 12, 2003 - Mr.Maurice Gibb, English singer, member of the Bee Gees passed away aged 53. He is remembered. 'Bee Gees' 1st' feat. 'Holiday' & 'New York Mining Disaster 1941' is their third studio album released on July 14, 1967 on Polydor / ATCO >> Released in September 1968, "Idea" is the fifth studio (sold over a million copies worldwide) album by the Bee Gees. >>…

‘Pretenders’ is their debut eponymous album featuring ‘Stop Your Sobbing’ and ‘Brass in Pocket’ (1980)

'Pretenders' feat. 'Stop Your Sobbing' & 'Brass in Pocket' is their debut eponymous studio album produced by Chris Thomas and released on 7 January 1980 by Real / Sire.Track Listing : 1.Precious (Chrissie Hynde) - 03:36 . 2.The Phone Call (Chrissie Hynde) - 02:29 . 3.Up The Neck (Chrissie Hynde) - 04:27 . 4.Tattooed Love Boys (Chrissie Hynde) - 02:59 . 5.Space Invader (Pete Farndon, James…

David Ruffin begins the recording of ‘David,’ a posthumous album (1969)

David Ruffin's 'David' is an album (also known as 'The Unreleased Album') recorded between January 6, 1969 & May 26, 1971 and released on June 25, 2004 by Hip-O.Track Listing : 1.Each Day Is A Lifetime (Henry Cosby, Dino Fekaris, Nick Zesses) - 03:11 . 2.I Want You Back (The Corporation, Berry Gordy, Jr., Alphonso Mizell, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards) - 02:50 . 3.Out In The…

Tony Bennett records ‘Strike Up the Band’ with Count Basie and his Orchestra (1959)

Tony Bennett's 'Strike Up the Band' is a studio album recorded on January 3 & 5, 1959 with Count Basie and his Orchestra and first released as 'Basie Swings, Bennett Sings' the same year by Roulette.Track Listing : 1.Strike Up The Band (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 01:33 . 2.I Guess I'Ll Have To Change My Plans (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 01:44 . 3.Chicago (Fred Fisher) - 02:07 .…

Barbra Streisand records her fifth live album in Las Vegas : ‘Timeless: Live in Concert’ (1999)

Barbra Streisand's 'Timeless: Live in Concert' is her fifth live album recorded on December 31, 1999 – January 1, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada and released on September 19, 2000 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Opening/You'Ll Never Know (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) - 02:31 . 2.Something'S Coming (Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim) - 03:41 . 3.The Way We Were (Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, Marilyn…

Coral Records publish ‘Johnny Burnette and the Rock ‘n Roll Trio,’ their eponymous debut album (1956)

'Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio' is their eponymous debut album released in December 1956 by Vogue/Coral RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Honey Hush (Big Joe Turner) – 1:59 . 2.Lonesome Train (Glen Moore, Milton Subotsky) - 02:09 . 3.Sweet Love On My Mind (Wayne Walker) - 02:26 . 4.Rock Billy Boogie (Paul Burlison, Dorsey Burnette, Johnny Burnette) - 02:33 . 5.Lonesome Tears In My Eyes (Paul…

Ray Charles records ‘Genius + Soul = Jazz,’ an album arranged by Quincy Jones for Impulse! (1960)

Ray Charles' 'Genius + Soul = Jazz' is an album arranged by Quincy Jones, recorded on December 26–27, 1960 with members of The Count Basie Band and released in March 1961 By Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.From The Heart (Ray Charles) - 03:30 . 2.I'Ve Got News For You (Ray Alfred) - 04:28 . 3.Moanin' (Bobby Timmons) - 03:14 . 4.Let'S Go (Ray Charles) - 02:39 . 5.One Mint Julep (Rudy Toombs) - 03:02 .…

We remember George Michael. ‘Before He Went-Went’

This day (December 25, 2016), in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, died Mr.Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou a.k.a George Michael, British singer, songwriter and half of the duo Wham!Tracklist : Going To A Town . White Light . December Song (I Dreamed Of Christmas) (2010) . An Easier Affair . I'm Your Man (Earls Court, 2008) . Idol (Wembley Arena, 2007) . Everything She Wants (Parkinson Show,…