Happy Birthday LL Cool J

January 14, 1968 - American rapper, James Todd Smith better known as Ladies Love Cool James and more simply LL Cool J is 53. Happy Birthday SirTracklist : I Need Love . Mama Said Knock You Out . Luv U Better . I'm Bad . Hey Lover (w/ Boyz II Men) . Paradise (w/ Amerie) . Headsprung . Hush (w/ 7 Aurelius) . Going Back To Cali . 4,3,2,1 (w/ Method Man, Redman, Canibus, DMX, Master P) . Doin it .…

Def Jam publish LL Cool J’s debut album : ‘Radio’ (1985)

LL Cool J's 'Radio' is his debut album produced by Rick Rubin and Jazzy Jay and released on November 18, 1985 by Def Jam / ColumbiaTrack Listing : 1.I Can'T Live Without My Radio (James Todd Smith, Rick Rubin) - 05:28 . 2.You Can'T Dance (James Todd Smith, Rick Rubin) - 03:37 . 3.Dear Yvette (James Todd Smith, Rick Rubin) - 04:07 . 4.I Can Give You More (James Todd Smith, Rick Rubin) - 05:08 .…

Def Jam publish LL Cool J’s fourth album : ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ featuring ‘Around the Way Girl’ (1990)

LL Cool J's 'Mama Said Knock You Out' is his fourth studio album produced mostly by Marley Marl and released on September 14, 1990 by Def Jam.Track Listing : 1.The Boomin' System (Ll Cool J, James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams) - 03:41 . . 2.Around The Way Girl (Ll Cool J, James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams) - 04:07 . . 3.Eat 'Em Up, L Chill (Ll Cool J, James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams) - 04:37 .…

Def Jam release LL Cool J ‘s tenth album : ‘The DEFinition’ (2004)

LL Cool J's 'The DEFinition' is his tenth studio album produced partly by Timbaland and released on August 31, 2004 by Def Jam Recordings., N.O. Joe and 7 Aurelius.Track Listing : 1.Headsprung (Timothy Mosley, J.T. "Tiny" Smith) - 04:27 . 2.Rub My Back (J.T. "Tiny" Smith) - 04:43 . 3.I'M About To Get Her (R. Kelly, J.T. "Tiny" Smith) - 04:21 . 4.Move Somethin' (J.T. "Tiny" Smith) - 03:39 .…

LL Cool J releases ‘Walking with a Panther,’ his third album featuring ‘I’m That Type of Guy’ (1989)

LL Cool J's 'Walking with a Panther' is his third studio album co-produced mostly by L.L. Cool J and Dwayne Simon and released June 13, 1989, on Def Jam Recordings.Track Listing : 1.Droppin' Em (Dwayne Simon, J.T. Smith) - 04:22 . 2.Smokin', Dopin' (Dwayne Simon, J.T. Smith) - 03:31 . 3.Fast Peg (J.T. Smith, Bryan Philpot) - 01:38 . 4.Clap Your Hands (J.T. Smith) - 05:07 . 5.Nitro (J.T. Smith,…

Def Jam release LL Cool J’s ‘Bigger and Deffer (BAD),’ his second album (1987)

LL Cool J's 'Bigger and Deffer (BAD)' is his second studio album by rapper LL Cool J released on May 29, 1987 by Def Jam.Track Listing : 1.I'M Bad (J.T. Smith, Bobby Ervin, Darryl Pierce, Dwayne Simon) - 04:39 . 2.Kanday (J.T. Smith, Bobby Ervin, Darryl Pierce, Dwayne Simon) - 03:59 . 3.Get Down (J.T. Smith, Bobby Ervin, Darryl Pierce, Dwayne Simon) - 03:23 . 4.The Bristol Hotel (J.T. Smith, Bobby…

Motown publish Boyz II Men’s debut album : ‘Cooleyhighharmony’ featuring ‘Motownphilly’ and ‘It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday’ (1991)

Boyz II Men's 'Cooleyhighharmony' is their debut album produced by Michael Bivins of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe and released on February 14, 1991 by Motown.Track Listing : 1.Please Don'T Go (Nathan Morris) - 04:26 . 2.Lonely Heart (Nathan Morris) - 03:42 . 3.This Is My Heart (Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman) - 03:26 . 4.Uhh Ahh (Michael Bivins, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris) - 03:51 . 5.It'S So…

LaFace / Arista publish TLC’s second album : ‘CrazySexyCool’ featuring ‘Waterfalls’ (1994)

TLC's 'CrazySexyCool' is their second studio album featuring 'Waterfalls' and released on November 15, 1994 by LaFace / AristaTrack Listing : 1.Intro-Lude (Phife) - 01:03 . 2.Creep (Dallas Austin) - 04:28 . . 3.Kick Your Game (Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes) - 04:14 . 4.Diggin' On You (Babyface) - 04:14 . 5.Case Of The Fake People (Dallas Austin) - 04:04 . 6.Crazysexycool –…

FRE:SH COOL & MELLOW 01 (394 minutes – 8 albums)

Six and a half hours of newly released melodious, soul & jazzy albums. : Bill Laurance . KING . Ed Motta . Nicolas Bearde . De Phazz . Hidden Jazz Quartett . DJ Cam Quartet . Radare . . . Bill Laurance - AftersunThe Snarky Puppy's pianist with his colleagues Michael League and Robert Sput Searight plus New Orleans percussionist Weedie Braihma.KING - We Are King,Twins Paris and Amber Strother…

Horace Silver records ‘Doin’ the Thing,’ a live album at the Village Gate (1961)

Horace Silver's 'Doin' the Thing' is a live album recorded on May 19 & 20 1961 at the Village Gate in New York City and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Filthy Mcnasty (Horace Silver) - 11:02 . 2.Doin' The Thing (Horace Silver) - 11:16 . 3.Kiss Me Right (Horace Silver) - 09:18 . 4.The Gringo/Cool Eyes (Theme) (Horace Silver) - 12:03 Francis WolffALSO…

Dexter Gordon records ‘Dexter Calling…’ with Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1961)

Dexter Gordon's 'Dexter Calling...' is an album recorded on May 9, 1961 and released the same year by Blue Note. Track Listing : 1.Soul Sister (Dexter Gordon) - 07:45 . 2.Modal Mood (Kenny Drew) - 05:23 . 3.I Want More (Dexter Gordon) - 05:20 . 4.The End Of A Love Affair (Edward Redding) - 06:53 . 5.Clear The Dex (Kenny Drew) - 04:54 . 6.Ernie'S Tune (Dexter Gordon) - 04:16 . 7.Smile (Charlie…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 18/52

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones, Joan Baez & Judy Collins, Paloma Faith & Candi Staton, Luther Vandross & Boy George, Martina Mcbride & Bob Seger, Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck & Billy Preston, Carlos Santana & Juanes, Joan Jett & Miley Cyrus, David Gahan & Martin Gore, Sting &…

Bill Withers releases ‘Still Bill’ featuring ‘Lean on Me’ & ‘Use Me’ (1972)

Bill Withers's 'Still Bill' feat. 'Lean on Me' & 'Use Me' is his second studio album released in May 1972 by Sussex.Track Listing : 1.Lonely Town, Lonely Street (Bill Withers) - 03:42 . 2.Let Me In Your Life (Bill Withers) - 02:41 . 3.Who Is He (And What Is He To You)? (Bill Withers, Stanley Mckenny) - 03:13 . 4.Use Me (Bill Withers) - 03:45 . 5.Lean On Me (Bill Withers) - 04:17 . 6.Kissing…

Reunited Cream start the recording of ‘Royal Albert Hall London’ (2005)

Cream's 'Royal Albert Hall London' is the live album of their reunion recorded on May 2, 3, 5and 6, 2005 and released on October 4, 2005 By Reprise.Track Listing : 1.I'M So Glad (Skip James) - 06:18 . 2.Spoonful (Willie Dixon) - 07:29 . 3.Outside Woman Blues (Blind Joe Reynolds) - 04:33 . 4.Pressed Rat And Warthog (Ginger Baker, Mike Taylor) - 03:21 . 5.Sleepy Time Time 1 (Jack Bruce, Janet…

The Rolling Stones release their ninth album : ‘Sticky Fingers’ featuring ‘Brown Sugar’ (1971)

The The Rolling Stones' 'Sticky Fingers' feat. 'Brown Sugar' is their ninth British studio album produced by Jimmy Miller and released on April 23, 1971 by The Rolling Stones Records.Track Listing : 1.Brown Sugar (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 03:48 . 2.Sway (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 03:50 . 3.Wild Horses (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 05:42 . 4.Can'T You Hear Me Knocking (Mick Jagger,…

We Remember Lee Konitz. ‘Cool Lee’

This day (April 15, 2020), in New-York City, died Lee Konitzan American jazz alto saxophonist Digest Tracklist : Darn that dream (2018) . @ SeixalJazz (2017) . Body & Soul . Live In Italy (2012) . Solar (2008) . w/ Zimbo Trio - Luiza (1999) . w/ Frank Wunch - Thingin' (1995) . w/ Paul Motian Trio ~ I Wish I Knew (1991) . w/ Chick Corea - Stella By Starlight (1981) . Bird (1973) . w/ Bill…

Jimmy Smith records ‘Cool Blues’ in a New-York Club with Lou Donaldson, Art Blakey et al (1958)

Jimmy Smith's 'Cool Blues' is a live album recorded on April 7, 1958 at Small's Paradise in New York City and released in 1978 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Dark Eyes (Traditional) - 11:43 . 2.Groovin' At Small'S (Babs Gonzales) - 12:01 . 3.A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) - 17:04 . 4.Cool Blues (Charlie Parker) - 11:07 Francis WolffALSO READWikipediaJazztimes @ PinterestMusicians : Jimmy…

Sonny Rollins starts the recording of ‘What’s New?’ with with Jim Hall et al (1962)

Sonny Rollins ' 'What's New?' is an album recorded on April 5, 25 , 26 & May 14, 1962 with Jim Hall, Bob Cranshaw, Ben Riley, Dennis Charles, Frank Charles, Willie Rodriguez and Candido and released the same year by Rca Victor.Track Listing : 1.If Ever I Would Leave You (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) - 11:58 . 2.Jungoso (Sonny Rollins) - 10:51 . 3.Bluesong (Sonny Rollins) - 04:41 . 4.The…

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…

Joni Mitchell publishes her thirteenth album : ‘Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm’ (1988)

Joni Mitchell's 'Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm' is her thirteenth album released on March 23, 1988 by Geffen.Track Listing : 1.My Secret Place (Joni Mitchell) - 05:01 . 2.Number One (Joni Mitchell) - 03:46 . 3.Lakota (Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein) - 06:25 . 4.The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms) (Joni Mitchell, Larry Klein) - 04:49 . 5.Dancin' Clown (Joni Mitchell) - 04:09 . 6.Cool Water (Joni…

Herbie Hancock records his second album ‘My Point of View’ with 17 years old Tony Williams (1963)

<pHerbie Hancock's 'My Point of View' is his second album recorded on March 19, 1963 with among others a 17 years old Tony Williams and released the same year by Blue Note . Track Listing : 1.Blind Man, Blind Man (Herbie Hancock) - 08:19 . 2.A Tribute To Someone (Herbie Hancock) - 08:45 . 3.King Cobra (Herbie Hancock) - 06:55 . 4.The Pleasure Is Mine (Herbie Hancock) - 04:03 . 5.And What If I…

The Velvet Underground release their first album and it is called ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ (1967)

'The Velvet Underground & Nico' is their debut album recorded during Andy Warhol's "Exploding Plastic Inevitable" multimedia event tour and released on March 12, 1967 by Verve Records. Track Listing : 1.Sunday Morning (Lou Reed, John Cale) - 02:54 . 2.I'M Waiting For The Man (Lou Reed) - 04:39 . 3.Femme Fatale (Lou Reed) - 02:38 . 4.Venus In Furs (Lou Reed) - 05:12 . 5.Run Run Run (Lou Reed)…

Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley records ‘Somethin’ Else’ with Miles Davis (1958)

Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley's 'Somethin' Else' is an album recorded on March 9, 1958 with Miles Davis and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) - 10:55 . 2.Love For Sale (Cole Porter) - 07:01 . 3.Somethin' Else (Miles Davis) - 08:15 . 4.One For Daddy-O (Nat Adderley) - 08:26 . 5.Dancing In The Dark (Arthur Schwartz,…

Lee Morgan records ‘Search for the New Land’ with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Grant Green, Reggie Workman and Billy Higgins (1964)

Lee Morgan's 'Search for the New Land' is an album recorded on February 15, 1964 with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Grant Green,. Reggie Workman & Billy Higgins and released in 1966 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Search For The New Land (Lee Morgan) - 15:45 . 2.The Joker (Lee Morgan) - 05:04 . 3.Mr. Kenyatta (Lee Morgan) - 08:43 . 4.Melancholee (Lee Morgan) - 06:14 . 5.Morgan The Pirate (Lee…

The Rolling Stones release their third American album : ‘Now!’ featuring ‘Heart of Stone’ and ‘Little Red Rooster’ (1965)

The The Rolling Stones 'Now!' feat. 'Heart of Stone' and 'Little Red Rooster' is their third American studio album released on February 13, 1965 by London Records.Track Listing : 1.Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Solomon Burke, Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler) - 03:00 . 2.Down Home Girl (Jerry Leiber, Arthur Butler) - 04:13 . 3.You Can'T Catch Me (Chuck Berry) - 03:40 . 4.Heart Of Stone (Mick Jagger,…

2Pac releases his fourth album : ‘All Eyez on Me’ featuring ‘I Love L.A.’How Do U Want It’ and ‘California Love’ (1996)

2Pac's 'All Eyez on Me' feat. 'California Love' is his fourth studio album released on February 13, 1996 by Death Row Records and Interscope Records.Track Listing : 1.Ambitionz Az A Ridah (2Pac, Delmar "Daz" Arnaud) - 04:39 . 2.All About U (2Pac, Larry Blackmon, Calvin Broadus, Nathaniel Hale, Johnny Jackson, Bruce Washington) - 04:37 . 3.Skandalouz (2Pac, Delmar "Daz" Arnaud) - 04:09 . 4.Got My…

Luther Vandross records the album ‘Live Radio City Music Hall 2003’ (2003)

Luther Vandross 'Live Radio City Music Hall 2003' is a live album recorded on February 11 & 12, 2003 (two months before his hospitalization for a serious stroke) and released on October 14, 2003 by J.Track Listing : 1.Never Too Much(Luther Vandross) - 04:02 . 2.Here And Now (David Elliot, David L. Elliott, Terry Steele) - 07:40 . 3.Take You Out (Warryn Campbell, Harold Lilly) - 04:50 . 4.Love…

RCA publish Jefferson Airplane’s second album : ‘Surrealistic Pillow’ featuring ‘Somebody to Love’ and ‘White Rabbit’ (1967)

Jefferson Airplane's 'Surrealistic Pillow' feat. 'Somebody to Love' is their second (but the first with Grace Slick and Spencer Dryden) album, recorded during November 1966 in Hollywood, California and released on February 1, 1967, by RCA Victor.Track Listing : 1.She Has Funny Cars (Jorma Kaukonen, Marty Balin) - 03:14 . 2.Somebody To Love (Darby Slick) - 03:00 . 3.My Best Friend (Skip Spence) -…

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…

Decca publish The Rolling Stones’ fifth album : ‘Between the Buttons’ (1967)

The The Rolling Stones' 'Between the Buttons' featuring (in the US version) 'Ruby Tuesday' & 'Let's Spend the Night Together' is their fifth studio album, released on January 20, 1967 by Decca.Track Listing : (UK Version) >> 1.Yesterday’S Papers (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 02:04 . 2.My Obsession (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 03:17 . 3.Back Street Girl (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)…

We remember Gerry Mulligan. ‘Baritone And Gerry’

This day (January 20, 1996), in Darien, Connecticut, died Gerry Mulligan, an American jazz baritone saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger.Tracklist : Satin Doll (1987) . North Atlantic Run (1981) . Out Back Of The Barn (1980) . w/ Charles Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (1975) . w/ Dave Brubeck - Lullaby To Mexico (1969) . As Catch Can (1958) . w/ Bob Brookmeyer - Walking Shoes…

Art Pepper records ‘Art Pepper meets The Rhythm Section’ with Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones (1957)

'Art Pepper meets The Rhythm Section' is an album recorded on January 19, 1957 with Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones and released the same year by Contemporary.Track Listing : 1.You'D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) - 05:25 . 2.Red Pepper Blues (Red Garland) - 03:37 . 3.Imagination (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 05:52 . 4.Waltz Me Blues (Paul Chambers, Art Pepper) -…

Happy Birthday Ryuichi Sakamoto. ‘Yellow Magic Solo’

This day (January 17, 1952), in Tokyo, Japan, is born Ryuichi Sakamoto, a Japanese musician, composer and actor.Tracklist : Minamata Main Theme (2020) . The Sheltering Sky (2018) . Alva Noto (2012) . bibo no aozora (2008) . Where is Amro (2007) . Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence . Undercooled (2005) . w/ Caetano Veloso, Jaques Morelenbaum – Lindeza (1995) . Psychedelic Afternoon (1994) . Tibetan Dance…

Al Green inaugurates Bill Clinton (1993)

January 17, 1993 - starts "The Reunion on the Mall" festival as part of the Bill Clinton's Inaugural Celebration. Al Green will perform there next to Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, LL Cool J and many more.

Kenny Burrell records ‘Midnight Blue’ with Stanley Turrentine and Ray Barretto (1963)

Kenny Burrell's 'Midnight Blue' is an album (and one of his best-known) recorded on January 8, 1963 with Stanley Turrentine & Ray Barretto among others and released in 1963 By Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Chitlins Con Carne (Kenny Burrell) - 05:30 . 2.Mule (Kenny Burrell, Major Holley, Jr.) - 06:56 . 3.Soul Lament (Kenny Burrell) - 02:43 . 4.Midnight Blue (Kenny Burrell) - 04:02 . 5.Wavy…

Billie Holiday begins the recording of ‘Body and Soul,’ an album for Verve (1957)

Billie Holiday's 'Body and Soul' is a studio album recorded on January 3, 4,7 & 9, 1957 and released the same year by Verve Records.Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 06:18 . 2.They Can'T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 04:08 . 3.Darn That Dream (Eddie Delange, James Van Heusen) - 06:15 . 4.Let'S Call The Whole…

As we wish Dexter Holland a Happy Birthday, the time has come to post The ‘Bests’ of his band : The Offspring

As we wish, today, American musician and singer Dexter Holland a Happy 55th Birthday, the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : The Offspring CREDITSPhoto : ANSPressSocietyNewsAudio : The Kids Aren't Alright . Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) . Self Esteem . You're Gonna Go Far, Kid . Why Don't You Get a Job? . Want You Bad . Original Prankster . Hit That . Come Out and Play . All I…

Helen Merrill records with Clifford Brown ‘Helen Merrill,’ her eponymous debut album for Emarcy (1955)

'Helen Merrill' is her eponymous debut studio album recorded on December 22-24, 1954, with Clifford Brown and released in 1955 by Emarcy.Track Listing : 1.Don'T Explain (Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday) - 05:08 . 2.You'D Be So Nice To Come Home To (Cole Porter) - 04:17 . 3.What'S New? (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) - 04:56 . 4.Falling In Love With Love (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 03:52 .…