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Happy Birthday Mark King

October 20, 1958 - Mark King, English musician, lead singer and bassist of Level 42 is 62. Happy Birthday Sir 'Level 42' feat. "Love Games" is their eponymous debut album produced by Mike Vernon and released in August 1981 by Polydor. >> British band Level 42 is scheduled on WDF show 'Musik Convoy' hosted by Alan Bangs.The truck will be parked on the Market Place in Lemgo, Germany.…

Van Halen release their twelfth album : ‘A Different Kind of Truth’ marking the return of David Lee Roth (2012)

Van Halen's 'A Different Kind of Truth' is their twelfth studio album (the first with David Lee Roth since he left in 1984) released on February 7, 2012, by Interscope Records.Track Listing : 1.Tattoo (Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen) - 04:44 . 2.She'S The Woman (Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen) - 02:56 . 3.You And Your Blues…

Barking Pumpkin publish Frank Zappa’s ‘Tinseltown Rebellion,’ a double live album (1981)

Frank Zappa's 'Tinseltown Rebellion' is a double live album released on May 17, 1981 by Barking Pumpkin.Track Listing : 1.Fine Girl (Frank Zappa) - 03:31 . 2.Easy Meat (Frank Zappa) - 09:19 . 3.For The Young Sophisticate (Frank Zappa) - 02:48 . 4.Love Of My Life (Frank Zappa) - 02:15 . 5.I Ain'T Got No Heart (Frank Zappa) - 01:59 . 6.Panty Rap (Frank Zappa) - 04:35 . 7.Tell Me You Love Me (Frank…

Happy Birthday Robert Fripp. ‘King Robert’

This day (May 16 , 1946), in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England, is born Robert Fripp an English guitarist.Digest Tracklist : w/ King Crimson – Starless (2021) . King Crimson - Indiscipline (2017) . w/ King Crimson - Heroes (2016) . w/ The Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists Vi - Chords Circulations (2013) . w/ Theo Travis - When The Rains Fall (from Follow) (2012) . Robert Fripp String Quintet - Kan…

John Grant releases his debut solo album : ‘Queen Of Denmark’ (2010)

John Grant's 'Queen of Denmark' is his debut solo album co-produced with Paul Alexander and Eric Pulido and released on April 19, 2010 by Bella UnionTrack Listing : 1.Tc And Honeybear (John Grant) - 05:04 . 2.Marz (John Grant) - 03:56 . 3.Where Dreams Go To Die (John Grant) - 06:02 . 4.Sigourney Weaver (John Grant) - 03:29 . 5.Chicken Bones (John Grant) - 03:36 . 6.Silver Platter Club (John Grant)…

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…

Eric Clapton releases his ninth album : ‘Behind the Sun’ featuring Lindsey Buckingham & Phil Collins as guests (1985)

Eric Clapton's 'Behind the Sun' is his ninth album featuring Lindsey Buckingham & Phil Collins as guests and released on March 11, 1985 by Duck / Warner BrosTrack Listing : 1.She'S Waiting (Eric Clapton, Peter Robinson) - 04:55 . 2.See What Love Can Do (Jerry Lynn Williams) - 03:58 . 3.Same Old Blues (Eric Clapton) - 08:15 . 4.Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper) - 03:19 . 5.Something'S…

Adrian Belew, Tony Levin et al revisit King Crimson (2014)

March 8, 2014 - The Crimson ProjeKCt - that is Adrian Belew (g), Tony Levin (b, stick), Pat Mastelotto (d), Markus Reuter (stick), Julie Slick (b) and Tobias Ralph (d) - will play some King Crimson songs at Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark

Bruce Springsteen releases his seventeenth album : ‘Wrecking Ball’ featuring ‘We Take Care of Our Own’ (2012)

Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball' feat. 'We Take Care of Our Own' is his seventeenth studio album released on March 5, 2012 by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.We Take Care Of Our Own (Bruce Springsteen) - 03:54 . 2.Easy Money (Bruce Springsteen) - 03:37 . 3.Shackled And Drawn (Bruce Springsteen) - 03:46 . 4.Jack Of All Trades (Bruce Springsteen) - 06:00 . 5.Death To My Hometown (Bruce Springsteen) -…

Elektra publish Metallica’s third album : ‘Master of Puppets,’ a musical landmark (1986)

Metallica's 'Master of Puppets' is their third studio (six times platinum) album produced by Flemming Rasmussen and released on March 3, 1986 by Elektra Records.Track Listing : 1.Battery (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich) - 05:12 . 2.Master Of Puppets (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett) - 08:36 . 3.The Thing That Should Not Be (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett) - 06:37 .…

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 : Fish Fry(1966) . Let The Good Times Roll . w/ His Tympany Five - Buzz Me . Five Guys Named Moe . Fuzzy Wuzzy . Rationblues . Beware . Caldonia (1946) . Tracklist : Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby . Ain't Nobody Here But Us…

Bruce Springsteen releases his sixteenth album : ‘Working on a Dream’ (2009)

Bruce Springsteen's 'Working on a Dream' is his sixteenth studio album produced by Brendan O'Brien and released on January 27, 2009 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Outlaw Pete (Bruce Springsteen) - 08:00 . 2.My Lucky Day (Bruce Springsteen) - 04:01 . 3.Working On A Dream (Bruce Springsteen) - 03:30 . 4.Queen Of The Supermarket (Bruce Springsteen) - 04:40 . 5.What Love Can Do (Bruce…

Daptone Records publish ‘Naturally,’ Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ second album (2005)

'Naturally' by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings is their second album released on January 25, 2005 By Daptone Records.Track Listing : 1.How Do I Let A Good Man Down? (Bosco Mann) - 03:02 . 2.Natural Born Lover (Bosco Mann) - 03:04 . 3.Stranded In Your Love (Bosco Mann) - 05:47 . 4.My Man Is A Mean Man (Bosco Mann) - 03:16 . 5.You'Re Gonna Get It (Bosco Mann) - 04:59 . 6.How Long Do I Have To…

Elektra publish Carly Simon’s fourth album : ‘Hotcakes’ featuring ‘Mockingbird’ and ‘Haven’t Got Time for the Pain’ (1974)

Carly Simon's 'Hotcakes' is her fourth studio album produced by Richard Perry and released on January 11, 1974 by Elektra. Track Listing : 1.Safe And Sound (Carly Simon, Jacob Brackman) - 3:40 . 2.Mind On My Man (Carly Simon) - 02:59 . 3.Think I'M Gonna Have A Baby (Carly Simon) - 03:57 . 4.Older Sister (Carly Simon) - 03:09 . 5.Just Not True (Carly Simon) - 05:19 . 6.Hotcakes (Carly Simon) -…

Barking Pumpkin publish Frank Zappa’s ‘Thing-Fish,’ a triple album box set (1984)

Frank Zappa's 'Thing-Fish' is an album originally released as a triple album box set on December 21, 1984 by Barking Pumpkin.Track Listing : 1.Prologue (Frank Zappa) - 02:56 . 2.The Mammy Nuns (Frank Zappa) - 03:50 . 3.Harry & Rhonda (Frank Zappa) - 03:36 . 4.Galoot Up-Date (Frank Zappa) - 05:29 . 5.The 'Torchum' Never Stops (Frank Zappa) - 10:32 . 6.That Evil Prince (Frank Zappa) - 01:17 .…

Bob Dylan releases his twenty-second album : ‘Infidels’ co-produced with Mark Knopfler (1983)

Bob Dylan's 'Infidels' is his twenty-second studio album co-produced with Mark Knopfler and released on October 27, 1983 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Jokerman (Bob Dylan) - 06:12 . 2.Sweetheart Like You (Bob Dylan) - 04:31 . 3.Neighborhood Bully (Bob Dylan) - 04:33 . 4.License To Kill (Bob Dylan) - 03:31 . 5.Man Of Peace (Bob Dylan) - 06:27 . 6.Union Sundown (Bob Dylan) - 05:21 . 7.I And…

Barking Pumpkin publish Frank Zappa’s album : ‘Them or Us’ (1984)

Frank Zappa's 'Them or Us' is an album released on October 18, 1984 by Barking Pumpkin.Track Listing : 1.The Closer You Are (Earl Lewis, Morgan Bobby Robinson) - 02:55 . 2.In France (Frank Zappa) - 03:30 . 3.Ya Hozna (Frank Zappa) - 06:26 . 4.Sharleena (Frank Zappa) - 04:33 . 5.Sinister Footwear Ii (Frank Zappa) - 08:39 . 6.Truck Driver Divorce (Frank Zappa) - 08:59 . 7.Stevie'S Spanking (Frank…

No Doubt release their third album ‘Tragic Kingdom’ featuring ‘Don’t Speak’ (1995)

No Doubt's 'Tragic Kingdom' feat. 'Don't Speak' is their third studio album produced by Matthew Wilder and released on October 10, 1995 by Trauma / Interscope Records. Track Listing : .Spiderwebs (Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal) - 04:28 . 2.Excuse Me Mr. (Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont) - 03:04 . 3.Just A Girl (Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont) - 03:28 . 4.Happy Now? (Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal) - 03:43 .…

Island Records publish King Crimson’s seventh album : ‘Red’ (1974)

King Crimson's 'Red' is their seventh studio album self-produced and released on October 6, 1974 by Island / Atlantic RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Red (Robert Fripp) - 06:20 . 2.Fallen Angel (Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Richard Palmer-James) - 06:00 . 3.One More Red Nightmare (Robert Fripp, John Wetton) - 07:07 . 4.Providence (David Cross, Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford) - 08:08 . 5.Starless…

Joe Bonamassa releases his fourteenth live album : ‘Live at the Greek Theatre,’ a tribute to Albert King, B.B. King and Freddie King (2016)

Joe Bonamassa's ‘Live at the Greek Theatre’ is his fourteenth live album (a tribute to the"Three Kings" : Albert King, B.B. King and Freddie King) released on September 23, 2016.Track Listing : 1.See See Baby (Freddie King, Sonny Thompson) - 03:16 . 2.Some Other Day, Some Other Time (Sonny Thompson) - 04:01 . 3.Lonesome Whistle Blues (Alan Moore, Elson Teat, Rudy Toombs) - 04:22 . 4.Sittin’ On The…

The tracklisting of the new Joe Bonamassa (King Bee?) reads like a christic journey from shakedown and wounds to reconstruction and redemption. Heavy stuff and riffs!

Joe Bonamassa's 'Redemption' is his thirteenth solo studio album produced by Kevin Shirley and released on September 21, 2018 by J&R Adventures (Source Joe Bonamassa - Redemption | Official Site)Blues Rock Review Bonamassa throws in a flashy solo, but his playing, as well as his vocals, have a lot of soul. He’s not phoning in this performance. Louder Want it or not, a breakup album is his…

Eric Clapton meets Mark Knopfler in San Francisco (1988)

September 21, 1988 - Eric Clapton (g, voc), Mark Knopfler (g), Nathan East (b), Alan Clark (kb), Steve Ferrone (d), Jody Linscott (perc), Tessa Niles (backing voc) and Katie Kissoon (backing voc) will hit the stage at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View in San Francisco

Sire publish ‘Talking Heads: 77,’ their debut album featuring ‘Psycho Killer’ (1977)

'Talking Heads: 77' is their debut (featuring 'Psycho Killer') album released on September 16, 1977 by Sire.Track listing : 1.Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town (David Byrne) - 02:48 . 2.New Feeling (David Byrne) - 03:09 . 3.Tentative Decisions (David Byrne) - 03:04 . 4.Happy Day (David Byrne) - 03:55 . 5.Who Is It? (David Byrne) - 01:41 . 6.No Compassion (David Byrne) - 04:47 . 7.The Book I Read…

Eric Clapton & Mark Knopfler team up in Philadelphia (1988)

September 7, 1988 - Eric Clapton and his band with Mark Knopfler on guitar plus Alan Clark on keyboards, Nathan East on bass, Steve Ferrone on drums, Jody Linscott on percussion, Katie Kissoon and Tessa Niles on backing vocals are at Spectrum in Philadelphia

Stax Records release Albert King’s ‘In Session’ recorded for Canadian television with Stevie Ray Vaughan (1999)

Albert King's 'In Session' is an album recorded live for Canadian television with Stevie Ray Vaughan and released on August 17, 1999 by Stax Records.Track listing : 1.Call It Stormy Monday (Aaron "T-Bone" Walker) - 08:59 . 2.Old Times - 1:15 . 3.Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughan) - 05:57 . 4.Ask Me No Questions (B.B. King) - 05:02 . 5.Pep Talk - 0:51 . 6.Blues at Sunrise (Albert King) - 15:08 .…

We remember Elvis Presley. ‘King Singer’

This day (August 16, 1977), in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., died Elvis Aaron Presley simply known as Elvis Presley and even 'the King' , an American singer and actor. Digest Tracklist : Vivo em Tupelo (1955) . Blue suede shoes (1956) . Hound Dog (1956) . Jailhouse Rock (1957) . King creole (1958) . Shoppin' Around(1960) . Can't Help Falling In Love (1961) . Return To Sender . Marguerita (1963) . Big…

As we wish Mark Knopfler a Happy Birthday, the day is perfect for a ‘Dire Straits at their bests’ post

As we wish, today, English singer and guitarist Mark Knopfler a Happy 71th Birthday, the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Dire Straits CREDITSPhoto : Victor SchiferliAudio : Sultans of Swing . Money for Nothing . Walk of Life . Brothers in Arms . Romeo and Juliet . So Far Away . Tunnel of Love . Your Latest Trick . Private Investigations . Lady Writer . Video : Sultans Of Swing…

Talking Heads release their third album : ‘Fear of Music,’ produced with Brian Eno and featuring ‘Life During Wartime’ (1979)

Talking Heads' 'Fear of Music' is their third studio album produced with Brian Eno and released on August 3, 1979 by Sire.Track Listing : 1.I Zimbra (David Byrne, Brian Eno, Hugo Ball) - 03:09 . 2.Mind (David Byrne) - 04:13 . 3.Paper (David Byrne) - 02:39 . 4.Cities (David Byrne) - 04:10 . 5.Life During Wartime (David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth) - 03:41 . 6.Memories Can'T…

The Rolling Stones release their twentieth album, the first without Bill Wyman : ‘Voodoo Lounge’ featuring ‘You Got Me Rocking’ (1994)

The The Rolling Stones' 'Voodoo Lounge' is their twentieth (their first in five years and their first without Bill Wyman) studio album released on July 11, 1994 by Virgin Records.Track Listing : 1.Love Is strong (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 03:46 . 2.You Got Me Rocking (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 03:34 . 3.Sparks Will Fly (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 03:14 . 4.The Worst (Mick Jagger,…

We remember Louis Armstrong. ‘Hooray for King Louis’

This day (July 6, 1971), in Corona, Queens, died Louis Armstrong, an American jazz trumpeter and singer.Digest Tracklist : Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly . w/ Johnny Cash - Blue Yodel No 9 (1970) . Basin Street Blues (1964) . Someday (1962) . w/ Dizzy Gillespie - Umbrella Man . w/ The All Stars - Mack The Knife (1959) . w/ Billie Holiday - The Blues Are Brewin . Dinah (1933) . Tracklist : What a…

George Benson starts the recording of ‘Good King Bad’ for CTI (1975)

George Benson's 'Good King Bad' is an album recorded on July 1 & 8, October 9 and December 4 & 5, 1975 and released in 1976 By CTI.Track Listing : 1.Theme From Good King Bad (David Matthews) - 06:03 . 2.One Rock Don'T Make No Boulder (David Matthews) - 06:50 . 3.Em (Philip Manamworth) - 04:56 . 4.Cast Your Fate To The Wind (Vince Guaraldi) - 07:00 . 5.Siberian Workout (David Matthews) -…

Concord Jazz publish George Benson’s ‘Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole’ (2013)

George Benson's 'Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole' is a studio album (featuring covers of Cole’s greatest songs) released on June 4, 2013 by Concord Jazz.Track Listing : 1.Mona Lisa (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) - 00:56 . 2.Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) - 02:42 . 3.Unforgettable (Irving Gordo) - 05:05 . 4.Walkin' My Baby Back Home (Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk) - 02:43 . 5.When I Fall…

Sire release Talking Heads’s fifth album ‘Speaking in Tongues’ featuring ‘Burning Down the House’ (1983)

Talking Heads's 'Speaking in Tongues' feat. 'Burning Down the House' is their fifth studio album released on May 31, 1983 by Sire.Track Listing : 1.Burning Down The House (David Byrne, Talking Heads) - 04:01 . 2.Making Flippy Floppy (David Byrne, Talking Heads) - 05:53 . 3.Girlfriend Is Better (David Byrne, Talking Heads) - 05:42 . 4.Slippery People (David Byrne, Talking Heads) - 05:05 . 5.I Get…

Van Morrison – Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue

Released on March 24, 2015, "Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue" is the thirty fith album by Van Morrison duetting with Bobby Womack, Steve Winwood, Joss Stone, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Mark Knopfler, Mick Hucknall, Natalie Cole, Michael Bublé, George Benson and more.Track Listing : 1.Some Peace Of Mind (Van Morrison) - 05:14 . 2.If I Ever Needed Someone (Van Morrison) - 03:49 . 3.Higher Than The…

Happy Birthday Sir Elton John. ‘Rocket John (It Still Is A Long Long Time)’

This day (March 25, 1947), in Pinner, Middlesex, England, is born Reginald Kenneth Dwight better known as Elton John, English singer, composer and pianistDigest Tracklist : Your Song (BBC, 1970) . Levon (BBC, 11971) . Rocket Man (Royal Festival Hall, 1972) . Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (TOTP, 1973) . Daniel (Watford, 1974) . Pinball Wizard (Dodger Stadium, 1975) . Don't Go Breaking My Heart (w/…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 10/52

Alice In Chains & Heart, David Gilmour & The Who, Iggy Pop & Metallica, Jonny Lang & Eric Johnson, Gary Clark Jr. & William Bell, Chicago & REO Speedwagon, Robert Plant & Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins, Lionel Richie & Blake Shelton, Sharon Corr & Vonda Shepard, Billy Joel & Itzhak Perlman, Larry Graham & Mark KingThey are the 12 one-off…

Level 42 visit Holland (2009)

February 18, 2009 - Level 42 - that is Mark King (voc, b), Gary Husband (d), Mike Lindup (kb), Nathan King (g) and Sean Freeman (s) - will be on stage at the Vredenburg in Utrecht, Holland