Joe Cocker vs The Originals

Billy Preston, Elton John, Jimmy Cliff, Albert Hammond, Bryan Adams, INXS, Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Lovin' Spoonful , The Box Tops, Dave Mason, Randy Newman

This week In Soul Artists 51/52

James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Betty Wright, Nina Simone, Carla Thomas, Nat King Cole, The Jackson 5, El DeBarge, Mary J. Blige, Ray Charles, Billy Preston, Syreeta, Alicia Keys

This week In Soul Artists 47/52

Earth Wind & Fire, Tina Turner, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Sly & The Family Stone, Big Joe Turner, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Marvin Gaye, Ne-Yo, Parliament, Ray Charles, Luther Vandross

This week In Soul Artists 46/52

Earth, Wind and Fire, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Missy Elliott, Chaka Khan, Maze, Etta James, Erykah Badu, Ruth Brown, Alicia Keys, Ray Charles, Irma Thomas, Aretha Franklin

This week In Male Balladeers 46/52

Bryan Ferry, Meat Loaf, Aloe Blacc, Morrissey, Don McLean, Frank Sinatra, Akon, Gilbert O' Sullivan, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Barry Manilow, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Chris Martin, John Hammond

Singing (and playing) With B.B. King

Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Ray Charles, U2, Ruth Brown, Richie Sambora, Gary Moore, Tracy Chapman, David Gilmour, Luciano Pavarotti, Gladys Knight, Jerry Reed

Singing With Johnny Cash

Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, June Carter, Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Gordon Lightfoot, Kris Kristofferson, Marty Robbins, Johnny Rodriguez, Martin Delray

This week In Soul Artists 36/52

Billy Preston, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Gloria Gaynor, Rufus, Funkadelic, Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue, Destiny's Child, Earth, Wind & Fire, Macy Gray, The Jackson 5, Kool and The Gang

Singing (or Playing) With Van Morrison

Chet Baker, Cliff Richard, Bob Dylan , Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler, The Chieftains, Candy Dulfer, John Lee Hooker, Them, The Band, Michael Bublé

Singing With Aretha Franklin

Dennis Edwards & Ronald Isley, Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson, Lou Rawls, The Blues Brothers , Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, George Michael, Michael Mcdonald, Annie Lennox, Mariah Carey, Keith Richards & Whoopi Goldberg

This week In ’80s Throwback’ 32/52

U2, Joe Jackson, Paul Simon, Paul Simon, Dire Straits, Billy Joel, Luther Vandross, Ray Charles & Chaka Khan, George Benson, N.W.A., Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden

This week In Soul Artists 29/52

Billie Holiday, The Temptations, Martha and The Vandellas, Etta James, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, George Clinton, the P Funk All Stars, Bernie Worrell, the Woo Warriors

This week In Soul Artists 28/52

Ray Charles, Rachelle Ferrell, Booker T. Jones, Mavis Staples, Lionel Richie, James Brown, Chaka Khan, Childish Gambino, Terence Trent D'Arby, Incognito , D'Angelo, Maceo Parker

This week In Soul Artists 23/52

Michael McDonald, Billy Preston, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Sharon Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sheila E, Prince, Earth, Wind, Fire, Candi Staton, Joss Stone, Alicia Keys, Luther Vandross, Beyonce, El DeBarge, Faith Evans, Brandy

This week In Male Balladeers 23/52

Father John Misty, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Chris Isaak, Glen Hansard, Elvis Presley, Jon Bon Jovi, Jake Bugg, Mel Torme, Mick Hucknall, Hank Williams Jr., Boz Scaggs

Singing With Stevie Wonder

Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Beyonce, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Rolling Stones, George Michael, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Ray Charles

Singing With Billy Joel

Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Sting, Ray Charles, Jimmy Fallon, Lou Gramm, Mick Jones, Brian Johnson, Boyz II Men, Rufus Wainwright

This week In Soul Artists 18/52

Roberta Flack, Bill Withers, Joan Armatrading, The Isley Brothers, Ray Charles, Ben E. King, The Neville Brothers, Patti Labelle, Dionne Warwick, Destiny's Child, Childish Gambino, Snoop Dogg

Singing With Barbra Streisand

Michael Bublé, Céline Dion, Il Divo, Vince Gill, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Neil Diamond, Barry Gibb, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Garland, Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand

Singing With Elton John (Oldies)

Olivia Newton John, Cher, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, RuPaul, Spice Girls, Leann Rimes, George Michael, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Ray Charles, Andy Williams, Cass Elliot, Bette Midler, Cher

This month In ’60s Throwback’ 03/12

The Beach Boys, Johnny Rivers, Cliff Richard, The Shadows, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Led Zeppelin, Bee Gees, Tim Buckley

Happy Birthday Chaka Khan. ‘Ain’t Nobody Like Chaka’

This day (March 23, 1953), in Chicago, Illinois, is born Yvette Marie Stevens a.k.a. Chaka Khan, an American singer.Tracklist : 1 . Band Rehearsal (2022) 2 . Like Sugar (2019) 3 . A’nt Nobody (Jools Holland 2016/2017) 4 . Live Medley (Tokyo 2014) 5 . Ain’t nobody (2012) 6 . Edisons (2010) 7 . w/ Stevie Wonder – Tell me Something Good 2003 8 . Im Every Woman (2002) 9 . w/ Fourplay – Between The…

Rca Victor release in mono ‘Elvis Presley,’ his debut album (1956)

"Elvis Presley" is his eponymous debut studio album released, in mono, on March 23, 1956 by Rca Victor.1 . Blue Suede Shoes 2 . Blue Suede Shoes 3 . Blue Suede Shoes (1968) 4 . I Got A Woman (Live) 5 . I Got A Woman (Live, 1970) 6 . Money Honey (1956) 7 . Money Honey Elvis Presley (debut) Track Listing : 1.Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins) - 02:00 . 2.I'M Counting On You (Don Robertson) -…

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 : 1 . Live in Cardiff (2022) 2 . Turn Your Love Around -(2019) 3 . Lady (2019) 4 . Affirmation (Capitol Florida 2016) 5 . Don’t Know Why (Glasgow 2014) 6 . Love X Love (North Sea Jazz 2012) 7 . At The Mambo Inn (2011) 8 . Ibanez Lbg300 9 . On Broadway (2008) 10 . w/ Lee…

Elvis Presley records ‘Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis’ at the at Mid-South Coliseum in … Memphis (1974)

Elvis Presley's 'Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis' is his fifth live album recorded on March 20, 1974 at Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee and released in July 1974 by RCA Records.1 . Why Me Lord (Memphis, 1974) 2 . Rock Medley (1974) Track Listing : 1.See See Rider (Traditional, Elvis Presley) - 03:03 . 2.Medley: I Got A Woman / Amen (Ray Charles, Renald Richard) - 04:45 . 3.Love…

Madeleine Peyroux releases ‘The Blue Room,’ her sixth album (2013)

Madeleine Peyroux's 'The Blue Room' is her sixth album released on March 19, 2013 by Decca/Emarcy.1 . Take These Chains (WFUV) 2 . Bye Bye Love ("Le Grand Studio RTL") 3 . Jarasum, Jazz Festival, 2013 4 . Changing All Those Changes 5 . Changing All Those Changes ("Off Cover") 6 . Guilty (WFUV) 7 . Desperadoes Under The Eaves (WFUV) Madeleine Peyroux - The Blue Room Track Listing : 1.Take…

Happy Birthday Quincy Jones. ‘Today is ‘Super Q’s Day”

This day (March 14, 1933), in Seattle, Washington, is born Quincy Delightt Jones a.k.a. Quincy Jones, an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, ..Tracklist : 1 . w/ Big Band – Moanin’ 2 . The 75Th Birthday Celebration Live At Montreux (2008) 3 . w/ Toots Thielemans, Patti Austin – Setembro (1996) 4 . Back On Block Live (1991) 5 . w/ Tamia & Babyface – Slow Jams 6 . w/…

Eric Clapton releases ‘Reptile,’ his fifteenth studio album featuring Billy Preston (2001)

Eric Clapton's 'Reptile' is the fifteenth studio album featuring Billy Preston and The Impressions and released on March 13, 2001 by Duck / Reprise.1 . Reptile (Official Video) 2 . Got You On My Mind (Live) 3 . Travelin' Light (USA, Jun 22, 2001) 4 . I Ain't Gonna Stand For It (Official Video) 5 . Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (RAH, 2001) Eric Clapton - Reptile Track Listing : 1.Reptile…

Happy Birthday Liza Minnelli. ‘Lady Liza’

This day ( March 12, 1946), in Hollywood, California, is born Liza May Minnelli, an American actress and singer, the daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli.Tracklist : 1 . New York, New York (2011) 2 . You’ve Let Yourself Go (2008) 3 . @ Susana Giménez (2007) 4 . w/ Ann Hampton Callaway – Stormy Weather 5 . On Creating The Look Of Cabaret 6 . For The World Goes Round (1995) 7 . w/ Julie…

Happy Birthday Bobby McFerrin. ‘Bobby Sings One More Note’

This day (March 11, 1950), in Manhattan, New York, is born Robert 'Bobby' McFerrin, a virtuoso American vocalist.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Ranky Tanky - All For You (2019) 2 . @Salle Pleyel Paris (2018) 3 . w/ MozART Group (2017) 4 . @ Gstaad Menuhin Festival (2014) 5 . 25:15 (2013) 6 . w/ Boy Singing - Route 66 (Live In Kaunas) 7 . Concert In Bratislava (1986 ) 8 . Concert À Cappella 9 . Don'T…

The Everly Brothers start the recording of their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Bye Bye Love’ (1957)

'The Everly Brothers' is their eponymous debut album produced by Archie Bleyer, recorded between March 1 and November 3, 1957 and released in 1958 by Cadence.1 . This Little Girl Of Mine 2 . Bye, Bye Love (Live, 1983) 3 . Message To Mary / Maybe Tomorrow 4 . Rip It Up (Shindig, Nov 18, 1964) 5 . I Wonder If I Care As Much 6 . Wake Up Little Susie (1957) 7 . Wake Up Little Susie (Live, 1983) 8 .…

Impulse! publish ‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins’ (1963)

'Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins' is an album recorded in August 18, 1962 At Van Gelder Studio and released in February 1963 by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Limbo Jazz (Duke Ellington) - 05:14 . 2.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard) (Duke Ellington) - 05:56 . 3.Ray Charles' Place (Duke Ellington) - 04:04 . 4.Wanderlust (Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges) — 05:00 . 5.You Dirty Dog (Duke…

Island publish Chaka Khan’s twelfth album ‘Hello Happiness’ featuring ‘Like Sugar’ (2019)

Chaka Khan's 'Hello Happiness' is her twelfth album (her first in 12 years) produced by Dave ‘Switch’ Taylor & Sarah Ruba and released on February 15, 2019 by Island(Source Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness | Official Site)The Guardian Its sound is based on an intricate knowledge of her back catalogue – the vivid funk she recorded with Rufus 40 years ago The Arts Desk it is the soundtrack to the…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 06/52

Angélique Kidjo & Buddy Guy, Paul Simon & Chris Thile, Post Malone & Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sharon Stone & Aerosmith, Slash & Carole King, Marianne Faithfull & Bill Frisell, Candy Dulfer & Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dionne Warwick & Chuck Jackson, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Porter & Laura Mvula, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh & Diana…

Peggy Lee records ‘Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee,’ a live album for Capitol (1961)

'Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee' is a live album arranged by Jack Marshall, recorded on February 9 & March 8, 1961 and released the same year by Capitol.1 . Day In, Day Out / Boston Beans. 2 . Day In, Day Out 3 . Fever! 4 . Non Dimenticar / My Romance 5 . I Love Being Here With You 6 . I Love Being Here With You Peggy Lee - Basin Street East Proudly Presents Miss Peggy Lee…

We Remember Louis Jordan. ‘Father Of R&B, King of the Jukebox’

This day (February 4, 1975), in Los Angeles, California, died Louis Jordan, a pioneering American jazz, blues and rhythm & blues musician and bandleaderTracklist : 1 . Fish Fry(1966) 2 . Let The Good Times Roll 3 . w/ His Tympany Five - Buzz Me 4 . Five Guys Named Moe 5 . Fuzzy Wuzzy 6 . Rationblues 7 . Beware 8 . Caldonia (1946) Tracklist : Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby . Ain't Nobody…

As we remember today INXS singer Michael Hutchence on his birthday, the time isperfect for a ‘INXS At Their Bests’ post

As we remember, today, Michael Hutchence on his Birthday,' the time has come to list the 'BESTS' of his band : INXS Video Tracklist : 1 . Need You Tonight 2 . Mystify 3 . Devil Inside 4 . Beautiful Girl 5 . Never Tear Us Apart (Wembley 1991) 6 . Please (You Got That...) (w/ Ray Charles, Letterman) 7 . Slide Away (w/ Bono) 8 . Dancing on The Jetty 9 . By My Side 10 . Disappear 11 . Don't Change…