We remember Count Basie. ‘For The Count’

This day (April 26, 1984), in Hollywood, Florida, died William 'Count' Basie a.k.a Count Basie, an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Sarah Vaughan,Tony Bennett,George Benson (1981) . w/ Oscar Peterson, Documentary (1980) . w/ Ella Fitzgerald - Booty'S Blues (1979) . April In Paris . w/ Frank Wess, Milan (1960) . w/ Ben Webster & Jimmy Rushing -…

Three Concerts with Steve Ferrone

Drummer extraordinaire, Steve Ferrone, who turns 71 today - Happy Birthday - , has been for 23 years a "Heartbreaker".Very much in demand, Steve has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click on //go.rvm.pm/steveferrone).The 'Three Concerts with Steve Ferrone' are with his own band Average White Band, Duran Duran & Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers plus one…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 17/52

Carlos Santana, Mark Knopfler, Gary Moore, Otis Rush, Gary Clark Jr., Albert King, , Ronnie Van Zant, Dave Stewart, Pete Townshend, Mike Campbell, Daryl Stuermer

We remember Don Pullen. ‘Ode To Don’

This day (April 22, 1995), in Los Angeles, California,, died Don Pullen, an American jazz pianist and organist.Digest Tracklist : w/ The African-Brazilian Connection - El Matador (1992) . Jam Session / Autumn Leaves (1988) . Reincarnated . w/ George Adams Quartet - Song From The Old Country (1987) . w/ George Adams - City Gates (1984) . Interviewed by Ramsey Lewis + Ode to life . w/ George…

David Bowie releases his seventeenth album : ‘Never Let Me Down’ featuring ‘Day-In Day-Out’ (1987)

David Bowie's 'Never Let Me Down' is his seventeenth studio album released on 20 April 1987 by EMI.Track Listing : 1.Day-In Day-Out (David Bowie) - 05:35 . 2.Time Will Crawl (David Bowie) - 04:18 . 3.Beat Of Your Drum (David Bowie) - 05:03 . 4.Never Let Me Down" (David Bowie, Carlos Alomar) - 04:03 . 5.Zeroes (David Bowie) - 05:46 . 6.Glass Spider (David Bowie) - 05:30 . 7.Shining Star (David…

Columbia publish Nas debut album : ‘Illmatic’ (1994)

Nas 'Illmatic' is his debut studio album released on April 19, 1994 by Columbia RecordsTrack Listing : 1.The Genesis (Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, F. Braithwaite) - 01:45 . . 2.N.Y. State Of Mind (Nasir Jones, C.F. Martin) - 04:53 . . 3.Life'S A Bitch (Nasir Jones, A. Cruz, Olu Dara, Ronnie Wilson, Oliver Scott) - 03:30 . . 4.The World Is Yours (Nasir Jones, Pete Rock) - 04:50 . . 5.Halftime…

‘The Great Concert of Charles Mingus’ is recorded in Paris with Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan et al (1964)

'The Great Concert of Charles Mingus' is a live album recorded on April 19, 1964, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and released the same year by America.Track Listing : 1.A.T.F.W. (Art Tatum, Fats Waller) - 04:17 . 2.Presentation Of Musicians (Charles Mingus) - 01:08 . 3.So Long Eric (Don'T Stay Over There Too Long) (Charles Mingus) - 21:47 . 4.Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then…

Chaka Khan releases ‘What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me,’ her third album produced by Arif Mardin (1981)

Chaka Khan's 'What Cha' Gonna Do for Me' is her third solo album produced by Arif Mardin and released on April 15, 1981 y Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.We Can Work It Out (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 03:43 . 2.What Cha' Gonna Do For Me (Ned Doheny, Hamish Stuart) - 03:54 . 3.I Know You, I Live You (Chaka Khan, Arif Mardin) - 04:29 . 4.Any Old Sunday (Andy Fraser, Danny Ironstone, Linda Mccrary,…

Santana Records release ‘Santana IV,’ featuring a reunion of the almost complete Woodstock line-up (2016)

Santana's 'Santana IV' is their twenty-third studio album (reuniting the almost entire Woodstock lineup) released on April 15, 2016 by Santana Records.Track Listing : 1.Yambu (Karl Perazzo, Carlos Santana) - 03:26 . 2.Shake It (Michael Carabello, Karl Perazzo, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon) - 04:44 . 3.Anywhere You Want To Go (Gregg Rolie) - 05:04 . 4.Fillmore East (Michael Carabello, Karl Perazzo,…

Frank Sinatra finishes the recording of the ‘Nice ‘n’ Easy’ album arranged by Nelson Riddle (1960)

Frank Sinatra's 'Nice 'n' Easy' is an album recorded between March 1 & 3, April 13, 1960 and released the same year by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Nice 'N' Easy (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Keith, Lew Spence) - 02:45 . 2.That Old Feeling (Lew Brown, Sammy Fain) - 03:33 . 3.How Deep Is The Ocean? (Irving Berlin) - 03:15 . 4.I'Ve Got A Crush On You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 02:16 . 5.You Go To…

Columbia publish Andy Williams’ extremely successful album : ‘Born Free’ (1967)

Andy Williams' 'Born Free' is an album (due to remain on Billboard's Top LP's chart for 79 weeks), released on April 10, 1967 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Born Free (John Barry, Don Black) - 02:27 . 2.Somewhere My Love (Maurice Jarre, Paul Francis Webster) - 02:38 . 3.Spanish Eyes (Bert Kaempfert, Charlie Singleton, Eddie Snyder) - 03:04 . 4.Strangers In The Night (Bert Kaempfert,…

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 15/52

Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Beck, Jerry Garcia, Dickey Betts, Robert Fripp, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Robin Trower, Ritchie Blackmore, Dave Grohl , Eric Clapton & Keith Richards, Marc Ribot

Paul Simon releases ‘So Beautiful or So What,’ his twelfth album (2011)

Paul Simon's 'So Beautiful or So What' is his twelfth studio album recorded at his cottage In Connecticut and released on April 8, 2011 by Hear Music.Track Listing : 1.Getting Ready For Christmas Day (Paul Simon) - 04:06 . . 2.The Afterlife (Paul Simon) - 03:40 . 3.Dazzling Blue (Paul Simon) - 04:32 . 4.Rewrite (Paul Simon) - 03:49 . 5.Love And Hard Times (Paul Simon) - 04:09 . 6.Love Is Eternal…

Stevie Ray Vaughan records in Austin his first album ‘In the Beginning’ (1980)

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'In the Beginning' is an album recorded on April 1, 1980 at Steamboat 1874 in Austin, Texas with Double Trouble and released on October 6, 1992 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.In The Open (Sonny Thompson, Freddie King) – 05:57 . 2.Slide Thing (Stevie Ray Vaughan) – 03:18 . 3.They Call Me Guitar Hurricane (Eddie Jones) – 03:06 . 4.All Your Love (Otis Rush) – 06:23 . 5.Tin Pan…

Happy Birthday Angus Young. The perfect day for a ‘AC/DC at their Best’

As we wish, today, guitarist Angus Young a 'Happy Birthday,' the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : AC/DC CREDITSPhoto : VladimirAudio : Back in Black . Highway to Hell . You Shook Me All Night Long . Thunderstruck . Hells Bells . Shoot to Thrill . T.N.T. . Have a Drink on Me . Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap . What Do You Do for Money Honey . Video : Thunderstruck . Back In Black .…

Bruce Springsteen releases ‘Lucky Town,’ his tenth album (1992)

Bruce Springsteen's 'Lucky Town' is his tenth studio album released on March 31, 1992, the same day as 'Human Touch' by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Better Days (Bruce Springsteen) - 04:08 . 2.Lucky Town (Bruce Springsteen) - 03:27 . 3.Local Hero (Bruce Springsteen) - 04:04 . 4.If I Should Fall Behind (Bruce Springsteen) - 02:57 . 5.Leap Of Faith (Bruce Springsteen) - 03:27 . 6.The Big Muddy (Bruce…

Clapton & The Bluesmen

Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, George Benson, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Dr. John, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Keith Richards, Carl Perkins, Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Joe Cocker records ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ at Fillmore East with Leon Russell et al (1970)

Joe Cocker's 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' is a live album recorded on March 27–28, 1970 at Fillmore East, New York City and released in August 1970 by A&M.Track Listing : 1.Honky Tonk Women (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 03:47 . 2.Sticks And Stones (Titus Turner, Henry Glover) - 02:37 . 3.Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton) - 04:00 . 4.Bird On The Wire (Leonard Cohen) - 06:37 . 5.Feelin' Alright…

Hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. releases their first album (1984)

'Run–D.M.C.' is their eponymous debut album released March 27, 1984.Track Listing : 1.Hard Times (Jimmy Bralower, James B. Moore, Russell Simmons, Larry Smith, William Warring) - 03:52 . 2.Rock Box (Darryl Mcdaniels, Joseph Simmons, Larry Smith) - 05:30 . 3.Jam-Master Jay (Darryl Mcdaniels, Jason Mizell, Joseph Simmons, Larry Smith, Russell Simmons) - 03:11 . . 4.Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2)…

This week In ‘Hard & Metal Throwback’ 12/52

Skid Row, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Linkin Park, Metallica, Rush, AC/DC, Halestorm, Van Halen, Europe, Megadeth, Korn They are the ‘Hard & Metal Throwback’ artists selected among the 367 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Skid Row - My Enemy Lifted from : Skid Row serenade Paris (1995)2 . Iron Maiden - The Prisoner Lifted…

Phil Elverum publishes Mount Eerie’s eighth lbum : ‘A Crow Looked at Me’ (2017)

Mount Eerie's 'A Crow Looked at Me' is their eighth studio album produced by sole band member Phil Elverum and released on March 24, 2017Track Listing : 1.Real Death (Phil Elverum) - 02:27 . 2.Seaweed (Phil Elverum) - 03:01 . 3.Ravens (Phil Elverum) - 06:39 . 4.Forest Fire (Phil Elverum) - 04:15 . 5.Swims (Phil Elverum) - 04:07 . 6.My Chasm (Phil Elverum) - 02:22 . 7.When I Take Out The Garbage At…

Mute Records publish Depeche Mode ‘s eighth album : ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion’ (1993)

Depeche Mode's 'Songs of Faith and Devotion' is their eighth studio album (the last one with long time member Alan Wilder) released on March 22,1993 by Mute Records.Track Listing : 1.I Feel You (Martin Gore) - 04:35 . 2.Walking In My Shoes (Martin Gore) - 05:35 . 3.Condemnation (Martin Gore) - 03:20 . 4.Mercy In You (Martin Gore) - 04:17 . 5.Judas (Martin Gore) - 05:14 . 6.In Your Room…

Geffen release Macy Gray’s fouth album : ‘Big’ featuring Natalie Cole and Justin Timberlake among other guests (2007)

Macy Gray's 'Big' is her fourth studio album featuring Natalie Cole, Fergie, Justin Timberlake, Will.I.Am as guests and released on March 21, 2007 by Geffen.Track Listing : 1.Finally Made Me Happy (Natalie Hinds, Teedra Moses, Cassandra O'Neil, Justin Meldal-Johnson, Victor Indrizzo) - 04:02 . 2.Shoo Be Doo (Natalie Hinds, Jared Gosselin, Phillip White, Meldal-Johnson, Printz Board, Mary Brown,…

Columbia release ‘Spirit’ Depeche Mode’s fourteenth album (2017)

Depeche Mode 's 'Spirit' is their fourteenth studio album produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco and released on March 17, 2017 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Going Backwards (Martin L. Gore) - 05:43 . 2.Where'S The Revolution (Martin L. Gore) - 04:59 . 3.The Worst Crime (Martin L. Gore) - 03:48 . 4.Scum (Martin L. Gore) - 03:14 . 5.You Move (Martin L. Gore, Dave Gahan) - 03:50 . 6.Cover…

Epic publish ‘Who Else!’ Jeff Beck’s seventh album featuring Jennifer Batten (1999)

Jeff Beck's 'Who Else!' is his seventh studio album featuring Jennifer Batten on guitar and released on March 16, 1999 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.What Mama Said (Jennifer Batten, Jeff Beck, Tony Hymas) - 03:22 . 2.Psycho Sam (Tony Hymas) - 04:55 . 3.Brush With The Blues (Tony Hymas, Jeff Beck) - 06:24 . 4.Blast From The East (Tony Hymas) - 04:46 . 5.Space For The Papa (Tony Hymas) - 07:41 .…

Brad Mehldau releases ‘Highway Rider’ recorded with Joshua Redman (2010)

Brad Mehldau's 'Highway Rider' is an album recorded with Joshua Redman and a chamber orchestra conducted by Dan Coleman and released on March 16, 2010 by Nonesuch. Track Listing : 1.John Boy (Brad Mehldau) - 03:15 . 2.Don'T Be Sad (Brad Mehldau) - 08:40 . 3.At The Tollbooth (Brad Mehldau) - 01:07 . 4.Highway Rider (Brad Mehldau) - 07:45 . 5.The Falcon Will Fly Again (Brad Mehldau) - 08:21 . 6.Now…

Verve release ‘You’re My Thrill’ by Shirley Horn (2001)

Shirley Horn's 'You're My Thrill' is a studio album arranged by Johnny Mandel and released on March 13, 2001 by Verve.Track Listing : 1.You'Re My Thrill (Jay Gorney, Sidney Clare) - 04:45 . 2.The Best Is Yet To Come (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) - 02:37 . 3.Solitary Moon (Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Johnny Mandel) - 05:06 . 4.Sharing The Night With The Blues (Emmanuel Logan) - 03:00 . 5.I Got…

‘Vous Avez Dit Bizarre’ N°347 – Vintage 80s Music Videos

Jennifer Rush, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Shriekback, Immaculate Fools, Dave Edmunds, Talk Talk, Kissing The Pink, The Bible, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Def Leppard, The Soup Dragons, Mike + The MechanicsThey are the performers of twelve vintage amusing, puzzling and sometimes shocking videos of songs that were ranked in the UK charts, this week (11/52) BUT ... in the Eighties 80s. (Source) Here,…

New Animated Music Videos N°73

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dip, ABRA, Radioactive, Dios, SiM, Rush, Foy Vance, Magdalena Bay, Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra, Dama Scout , Max Cooper They are the performers of the (animated only) music videos that caught, these past days, our interest and musical or visual liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Red Hot Chili Peppers - Poster Child Lyrics…

New Animated Music Videos N°72

Biga*Ranx, Redondo & Senders, Chelsea Jade, Brent Faiyaz, Ravyn Lenae, Pickle, Coheed and Cambria, Brad Mehldau, Yonder Mountain String Band, Tommy Lee Sparta, Khruangbin & Leon Bridges, Weird Nightmare They are the performers of the (animated only) music videos that caught, these past days, our interest and musical or visual liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist.…

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds release their fourteenth album : ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ (2008)

'Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!' by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds is their fourteenth studio album produced by Nick Launay and released on March 3, 2008 by Mute / ANTITrack Listing : 1.Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (Nick Cave) - 04:11 . 2.Today'S Lesson (Nick Cave) - 04:41 . 3.Moonland (Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey , Jim Sclavunos) - 03:53 () . 4.Night Of The Lotus Eaters (Nick Cave, Warren Ellis) -…

Frank Zappa releases ‘Sheik Yerbouti,’ a live album featuring Adrian Belew and Terry Bozzio (1979)

Frank Zappa's 'Sheik Yerbouti' is a live double album with studio elements released on March 3, 1979 by Zappa Records.Track Listing : 1.I Have Been In You (Frank Zappa) - 03:33 . 2.Flakes (Frank Zappa) - 06:41 . 3.Broken Hearts Are For Assholes (Frank Zappa) - 03:42 . 4.I'M So Cute (Frank Zappa) - 04:27 . 5.Jones Crusher(Frank Zappa) - 02:49 . 6.What Ever Happened To All The Fun In The World(Frank…

We remember Jeff Healey. ‘Jeff Saw The Light’

This day (March 2, 2008), in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, died Norman Jeffrey 'Jeff' Healey, a blind Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist.Tracklist : Angel Eyes (2006) . See The Light . As The Years Go Passing By . Like A Hurricane . w/ Philip Sayce - At Ohne Filter . w/ Randy Bachman - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (2007) . w/ Ronnie Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, The Band -…

Steely Dan release ‘Two Against Nature’ after a 20 years hiatus (2000)

Steely Dan's 'Two Against Nature' is their eighth (and first in 20 years) album released on February 29, 2000 by Giant.Track Listing : 1.Gaslighting Abbie (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:53 . 2.What A Shame About Me (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 05:17 . 3.Two Against Nature (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 06:17 . 4.Janie Runaway (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) - 04:09 . 5.Almost Gothic (Walter…