Johnny Otis puts on a ‘Show’ at North Sea Jazz (1985)

July 14, 1985 - Johnny Otis Show - that is Johnny Otis (vib, p), James Clark (g), Nat Abraham (b), Nicky Otis (d), Miles Evans (voc), Barbara Morrison (voc), Johnny Walker (voc), Michael Turis (s), Preston Love (s), Renny Clark (s), Laura Bryan (tp) and Bob Frasier (tp) - will be on stage at "North Sea Jazz Festival" in The Hague, The Netherlands

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,…

Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information/Wings of Love

AND ALSO MORE MUSIC WITH SHUGGIE OTIS MORE GUITAR MORE ROCKBUY IT FROMAMAZONITUNESCD UNIVERSEIn 1974, Otis released 'Inspiration Information', his third album which had taken almost three years to finish. In 2013 Legacy pairs it with 'Wings of Love', a new collection of material recorded between 1975 and 2000.

Eric Clapton is in Miami to record his second album : ‘461 Ocean Boulevard’ featuring ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ (1974)

Eric Clapton's '461 Ocean Boulevard' is his second studio album recorded in April–May 1974 and released the following July by RSO.Track Listing : 1.Motherless Children (Traditional, Eric Clapton, Carl Radle) - 04:55 . 2.Give Me Strength (Eric Clapton) - 02:51 . 3.Willie And The Hand Jive (Johnny Otis) - 03:31 . 4.Get Ready (Eric Clapton, Yvonne Elliman) - 03:50 . 5.I Shot The Sheriff (Bob Marley)…

Eric Clapton releases his eighth album : ‘Money and Cigarettes’ (1983)

Eric Clapton's 'Money and Cigarettes' is his eighth studio album released in February 1983 by Duck / Warner Bros. Track Listing : 1.Everybody Oughta Make A Change (Sleepy John Estes) - 03.16 . 2.The Shape You'Re In (Eric Clapton) - 04.08 . 3.Ain'T Going Down (Eric Clapton) - 04.01 . 4.I'Ve Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart (Steve Diamond, Troy Seals, Eddie Setser) - 03.13 . 5.Man Overboard (Eric Clapton)…

We remember Esther Phillips. ‘Esthernal’

This day (August 7, 1984), in Carson, California, died Esther Phillips, an American singer.Digest Tracklist : What a difference a day makes . Early In The Morning / Cherry Red (1984) . Too Many Roads Between Us . Lover Man . You're coming home (1975) . Unforgettable (1976) . w/ Cleanhead Vinson - Johnny Otis Show -Monterey (1970) . And I Love Him (1966) . Just Say Goodbye (1966) . Tracklist :…

Boogie Me!

From 'Spann s Boogie' to 'Saint-Louis stomp' , we have mixed 22 'True Swing' tunes around the theme of 'Boogie Woogie'. It has Speckled Red, Blind John Davis , Dave Brubeck, Memphis Slim and many more.

Catherine Russell – Bring It Back

Released on February 11, 2014, "Bring It Back" is the fifth album by American artist Catherine Russell . Track Listing : 1.Bring It Back (Harrison Nelson) - 03:54 . 2.I'M Shooting High (Ted Koehler, Jimmy Mchugh) - 02:31 . 3.I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, John Redmond) - 04:08 . 4.You Got To Swing And Sway (Ida Cox) - 03:09 . 5.Aged And Mellow (Preston…

We remember Muddy Waters. ‘Still Waters’

This day (April 30, 1983), in Westmont, Illinois, died McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters, an American blues musician.Digest Tracklist : Manish Boy . w/ The Rolling Stones - Champagne And Reefer (1981) . w/ Sonny Boy Williamson - Got My Mojo Working . w/ Foghat- I Just Want To Make Love To You (1978) . w/ Clark Terry - Stormy Monday Blues (1977) . The Blues Had A Baby (And They Named Rock…

This month In Blues Legends 04/12

Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Walter Trout, Otis Spann, Johnnie Johnson, Ana Popovic, Ronnie Earl, Matt Schofield, Muddy Waters, Clark Terry, B.B King, R.L. Burnside, J.B. Lenoir, Lonnie Mack

Louis Prima records ‘The Wildest!’ the album featuring ‘Just a Gigolo’ at Capitol Studios (1956)

Louis Prima's 'The Wildest!' is an album recorded on April 19 and 20, 1956 at Capitol Studios, produced by Voyle Gilmore and featuring 'Just a Gigolo'Track Listing : 1.Just A Gigolo / I Ain'T Got Nobody (Leonello Casucci, Julius Brammer, Irving Caesar,Spencer Williams, Roger A. Graham) - 04:42 . 2.(Nothing'S Too Good) For My Baby (Mack H. Kay, Fred Patrick, Ted Eddy) - 02:36 . 3.The Lip (Ted…

Jerry Lee Lewis records ‘Live at the Star Club’ in Hamburg, Germany (1964)

Jerry Lee Lewis's 'Live at the Star Club' is a live album recorded with The Nashville Teens in Hamburg, Germany on April 5, 1964 and released in 1964 by Philips. Track Listing : 1.Mean Woman Blues (Claude Demetrius) - 04:01 . 2.High School Confidential (Ron Hargrave, Jerry Lee Lewis) - 02:25 . 3.Money (That'S What I Want) (Janie Bradford, Berry Gordy) - 04:35 . 4.Matchbox (Carl Perkins) - 02:46 .…

The Temptations release ‘Masterpiece’ fully produced and written by Norman Whitfield (1973)

The Temptations' 'Masterpiece' is an album produced and written by Norman Whitfield and released on February 21, 1973 by Gordy.Track Listing : 1.Hey Girl (I Like Your Style) (Norman Whitfield) - 04:36 . 2.Masterpiece (Norman Whitfield) - 13:49 . 3.Ma (Norman Whitfield) - 04:46 . 4.Law Of The Land (Norman Whitfield) - 05:08 . 5.Plastic Man (Norman Whitfield) - 05:53 . 6.Hurry Tomorrow (Norman…

Dinah Washington records ‘What a Diff’rence a Day Makes!’ (1959)

Dinah Washington's 'What a Diff'rence a Day Makes!' is an album arranged by Belford Hendricks, recorded on February 19 and August 1959 and released the same year by Mercury.Track Listing : 1.I Remember You (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) - 02:42 . 2.I Thought About You (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Mercer) - 02:28 . 3.That'S All There Is To That (Clyde Otis, Kelly Owens) - 02:15 . 4.I Won'T Cry…

Kanye West releases his seventh album : ‘The Life of Pablo’ featuring ‘Famous,’ ‘Father Stretch My Hands’ and ‘Fade’ (2016)

Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' is his seventh studio album released on February 14, 2016 by Good.Track Listing : 1.Ultralight Beam (Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Sam Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West, Cydel Young) - 05:21 . 2.Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1 (Pastor T.L. Barrett, Chancelor…

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 .…

Stones Throw publish ‘Donuts,’ J Dilla’s second album (2006)

J Dilla's 'Donuts' is his second (and final during his lifetime) studio album released on February 7, 2006 by Stones Throw Records.Track Listing : 1.Donuts (Outro) (J Dilla) - 00:11 . . 2.Workinonit (J Dilla) - 02:57 . 3.Waves (J Dilla) - 01:38 . . 4.Light My Fire (J Dilla) - 00:35 . . 5.The New (J Dilla) - 00:49 . . 6.Stop (J Dilla) - 01:39 . . 7.People (J Dilla) - 01:24 . . 8.The…

This month In ’60s Throwback’ 01/12

Aretha Franklin, Buffalo Springfield, Steppenwolf, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett, Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding, Dusty Springfield, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine They are the " '60s Throwback'" performers selected among the 1217 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Aretha Franklin - Chain of…

The Black Crowes release their debut album : ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ featuring ‘Hard to Handle’ and ‘She Talks to Angels’ (1990)

The Black Crowes' 'Shake Your Money Maker' is their debut studio album produced by George Drakoulias and released on January 24, 1990 by Def American Recordings.Track Listing : 1.Twice As Hard (Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson) - 04:09 . 2.Jealous Again (Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson) - 04:35 . 3.Sister Luck (Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson) - 05:13 . 4.Could I'Ve Been So Blind (Chris Robinson, Rich…

This month In Blues Legends 09/12

R L Burnside, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Robert Cray, Freddie King, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Luther Allison, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, Albert King, Jeff Healey, B.B. King, T Bone Walker, B.B. KingThey are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1630 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious…

Motown publish The Temptations’s ‘For Lovers Only,’ their final album with Melvin Franklin (1995)

The Temptations's 'For Lovers Only' is an album (featuring the final recordings of Melvin Franklin) released on September 26, 1995 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.Some Enchanted Evening (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Richard Rodgers) - 05:28 . 2.I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 05:49 . 3.At Last (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 04:44 . 4.Night And Day (Cole Porter) - 03:53 .…

Warner Bros. publish Bette Midler’s ninth album : ‘Bathhouse Betty’ (1998)

Bette Midler's 'Bathhouse Betty' is her ninth studio album released on September 15, 1998 by Warner Bros.Track Listing : 1.Song Of Bernadette (Leonard Cohen, Bill Elliott, Jennifer Warnes) - 03:46 . 2.I'M Beautiful Dammitt! (Brinsley Evans) - 03:55 . 3.Lullaby In Blue (Adam Cohen, Brock Walsh) - 05:09 . 4.Ukulele Lady (Gus Kahn, Richard Whiting) - 03:34 . 5.I'M Hip (Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg) -…

Def Jam publish Rihanna’s debut album : ‘Music of the Sun’ featuring ‘Pon de Replay’ (2005)

Rihanna's 'Music of the Sun' feat. 'Pon de Replay' is her debut studio album released on August 30, 2005 by Def Jam Recordings.Track Listing : 1.Pon De Replay (Alisha Brooks, Vada Nobles, Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken) - 04:06 . 2.Here I Go Again (Evan Rogers, Carl Sturken, Robyn Fenty, J-Status) - 04:11 . 3.If It'S Lovin' That You Want (Jean Claude Oliver, Samuel Barnes, Makeba Riddick, Alaxsander…

We remember Stevie Ray Vaughan. ‘A Ray Of Life’

This day (August 27, 1990), in East Troy, Wisconsin, died Stevie Ray Vaughan, an American guitarist, singer-songwriter.Digest Tracklist : Voodoo Child . Riviera Paradise (1989) . Tightrope . Superstition . Pride And Joy (1985) . w/ Albert King – The Sky Is Crying (1983) . Dirty Pool (1982) . Live Rockpalast (1984) . Tracklist : Pride And Joy . Little Wing . Scuttle Buttin' . Texas Flood . Life…

We remember Luther Allison. ‘The Blues is On’

This day ( August 12, 1997), in Madison, Wisconsin, died Luther Allison, an American blues guitarist who played with Howlin' Wolf's band and backed James Cotton.Digest Tracklist : Watching You . Soul Fixin' Man (1994) . w/ Johnny Hallyday - La Guitare fait mal (1992) . Bad News is Coming . Otis Rush & Luther Allison & Eric Clapton – Every Day I Have The Blues . Serious (1985) . Little Red…

This month In Blues Legends 07/12

Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, Earl King, Taj Mahal, Magic Slim, Eric Bibb, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Johnny Winter, Jeff Healey, John Lee Hooker , Keb' Mo', Albert King They are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1777 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Big Mama Thornton - Ball And Chain (w/ Buddy Guy) Lifted from :…

Decca publish John Mayall’s first studio album : ‘Blues Breakers’ recorded with Eric Clapton (1966)

John Mayall's 'Blues Breakers' is his first studio album recorded with ex-Yardbird Eric Clapton' and (released on July 22, 1966 by Decca.Track Listing : 1.All Your Love (Otis Rush) - 03:38 . 2.Hideaway / The Walk (Freddie King/Sonny Thompson / Jimmy Mccracklin) - 03:17 . 3.Little Girl (John Mayall) - 02:36 . 4.Another Man (John Mayall) - 01:47 . 5.Double Crossing Time (Eric Clapton, John Mayall)…

James Brown starts the recording of ‘Live At The Apollo, Volume II’ (1967)

James Brown's 'Live At The Apollo, Volume II' is a live double album (follow-up to his 1963 'Live at the Apollo') recorded on June 24–25, 1967 and released in August 1968 by King.Track Listing : 1.Introduction To The James Brown Show (James Brown) - 00:31 . 2.Think (Lowman Pauling) - 02:55 . 3.I Wanna Be Around (Johnny Mercer, Sadie Vimmerstadt) - 03:11 . 4.James Brown (Thanks) (James Brown) -…

We remember Wes Montgomery. ‘Once Upon A Time, Wes’

This day (June 15, 1968), in Indianapolis, Indiana, died John Leslie Montgomery a.k.a Wes Montgomery, an American jazz guitarist .Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight . Twisted Blues . Windy (1967) . There'S That Rainy Day . Nica'S Dream (1965) . Blues in F (1965) . Impressions (1965) . Full House . Tracklist : Four On Six . Airegin . West Coast Blues . D-Natural Blues . Polka Dots and Moonbeams .…

I Can’t Get Started (and Other Phony Excuses)

From 'I Can't Get Started' to 'Nobody's Fault But Mine' , we have mixed 16 'Jazz and Soul' tunes around the theme of 'Excuses'. It has Eddie Hinton, Rickie Lee Jones, Sekouba Bambino, Johnny Hodges and many more.

My Girl

Starting and ending with 'My Girl' made famous by The Temptations, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Bobby Rydell, The Righteous Brothers, The Shangri-Las, Eddie Floyd and many more.

(Don’t)Lie To Me

From 'You Told A Lie' to 'Pra Que Mentir' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz & Latin' tunes around the theme of 'Lies & Liars'. "(Don't)Lie To Me" has Los Tres Diamantes, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Felipe Antonio and many more.

Enough is Enough (but not Enough Blues)

From 'Stop Talking' to 'I Ain't Gonna Pick No More Cotton' , we have mixed 20 'Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Enough, Stop, No More, etc.'. It has Willie Dixon, Tampa Red , Big Bill Broonzy, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters and many more.

Blues, Sweat and Tears

From 'Sweat & Tears' to 'It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry' , we have mixed 20 'Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Crying and Working'. It has Rod Piazza, Little Joe Blue, Earl Hooker & Junior Wells, Little Charlie & The Nightcats and many more.

Meetiques

From 'Strange Meeting' to 'If We Never Meet Again', we have mixed 19 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Meeting'. It has Quincy Jones & Harry Arnold, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Eddie Lockjaw Davis & Johnny Griffin, Otis Spann and many more.

Ne Me Leave “Pas”

From 'It's nobody's fault but mine' to 'Please Don t Go', we have mixed 19 'Strictly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Break-Ups'. It has Lightnin' Hopkins, Floyd Dixon, Popa Chubby, B.B.King and many more.

Boys Get The Blues, Girls Too

From 'Blues Boy s Tone' to 'Little Girl Won't Quit', we have mixed 18 'Strictly Blues' tunes around the theme of 'Boys & Girls'. It has Johnnie Taylor, Roosevelt Sykes, Memphis Minnie, John Primer and many more.