‘Starring Sammy Davis, Jr.’ is his debut album recorded for Decca (1955)

'Starring Sammy Davis, Jr.' is his debut studio album recorded on April 18, 1955 and released the same year by Decca.Track Listing : 1.The Lonesome Road (Gene Austin, Nathaniel Shilkret) - 02:10 . 2.Hey There (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) - 02:48 . 3.And This Is My Beloved (Robert C. Wright, George Forrest) - 02:52 . 4.September Song (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill) - 02:51 . 5.Because Of You…

Shirley Horn records ‘You Won’t Forget Me’ with Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Toots Thielemans et al (1990)

Shirley Horn's 'You Won't Forget Me' is a studio album recorded on June 12 & August 13, 1990 and featuring Miles Davis' last appearance as a sideman and released in 1991 by Verve.1 . Come Dance With Me 2 . This Is The End Of A Beautiful Friendship (Bern, 1990) 3 . Loads Of Lovely Love (Bern, 1990) 4 . Nice And Easy (Bern, 1990) 5 . Music Thats Make Me Dance (Bern, 1990) 6 . Something Happens…

Miles Davis records ‘Seven Steps to Heaven’ produced By Teo Macero for Columbia (1963)

Miles Davis' 'Seven Steps to Heaven' is his eighth studio album recorded April 16-17 and May 14, 1963 and released the same year In 1963 by Columbia Records..Track Listing : 1.Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams) - 10:29 . 2.Seven Steps To Heaven (Victor Feldman, Miles Davis) - 06:26 . 3.I Fall In Love Too Easily (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 06:46 . 4.So Near, So Far (Tony Crombie, Benny Green) -…

Miles Davis, John Coltrane et al record ‘Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet’ (1956)

'Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet' is an album recorded on May 11 and October 26, 1956 and released in May 1961 by Prestige.Track Listing : 1.Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Richard Rodgers) - 09:05 . 2.Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke) - 06:09 . 3.Something I Dreamed Last Night (Sammy Fain) - 06:15 . 4.Diane (Lew Pollack, Erno Rapee) - 07:49 . 5.Well, You Needn'T (Thelonious…

This week In Male Balladeers 39/52

Tony Bennett, Leonard Cohen, Bee Gees, Jamie Cullum, Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry, Johnny Mathis, Tony Joe White, Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil, Sammy Davis Jr. & Andy Williams, Simply Red, Rod Stewart

Singing With Ella Fitzgerald

Mel Torme, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Flip Wilson, Danny Kaye, Buddy Greco, Karen Carpenter, Ginger Rogers, Nancy Dussault, Tom Jones, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Sammy Davis Jr., Treorchy Male Choir

Atlantic Records release Aretha Franklin’s ‘Aretha Now’ (1968)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha Now' is an album produced by Jerry Wexler and released on June 14, 1968, less than six months after 'Lady Soul' by Atlantic Records.1 . Think (1989) (Official Video) 2 . Respect Think (w/ Sammy Davis Jr., 1968) 3 . I Say A Little Prayer Track Listing : 1.Think (Aretha Franklin, Teddy White) - 02:19 . 2.I Say A Little Prayer (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 03:36 . 3.See…

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 -…

We wish Happy Birthday to Diana Ross. ‘La Ross’

This day (March 26, 1944), in Detroit, Michigan, is born Diana (Ernestine Earl) Ross a.k.a. Diana Ross , an American singer, who was lead singer of The Supremes.Digest Tracklist : If We Hold on Together (2019) . I'm Coming Out-Ain't No Mountain High Enough (2017) . Baby Love/Stop! In the Name of Love (2015) . More TODAY Than Yesterday (2007) . Interview (2004) . Touch Me In The Morning (1998) .…

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 : w/ Big Band - Moanin' . The 75Th Birthday Celebration Live At Montreux (2008) . w/ Toots Thielemans, Patti Austin - Setembro (1996) . Back On Block Live (1991) . w/ Tamia & Babyface - Slow Jams . w/ Miles Davis -…

We remember Mary Wilson. ‘Oh Mary Love, My ….’

This day (February 8, 2021), in Henderson, Nevada, died Mary Wilson, American singer and founding member of The SupremesTracklist : Imagine (2018) . I Am Changing (2015) . Up Close The Copa Room . Stop In The Name Of Love (2010) . w/ Sugababes – Stop (2008) . w/ James Gavin – The Lena Horne Project . Walk The Line . Save Me . Green River . The Supremes – Baby Love . In Soul Train Line .…

This week In Jazz Legends 05/52

Bill Evans, Carmen McRae, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Ella Fitzgerald . Sammy Davis Jr., J.J. Johnson . Kai Winding, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins . Jim Hall, Anita O'Day, Weather Report, Donald Byrd, Herbie HancockThey are the "Jazz Legends" performers selected among the 291 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Bill Evans .…

We remember Dean Martin. ‘Arrivederci Dino’

This day (December 25, 1995), in Beverly Hills, California, died Dino Paul Crocetti a.k.a Dean Martin, an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian.Tracklist : Everybody Loves Somebody . Mr Wondeful . w/ Louis Armstrong - Dixie Melodie . Small Exception Of Me . w/ Tony Bennett - Medley . Volare . Christmas Blues . Caroline In The Morning . Tracklist : That's Amore . Ain't…

Singing with Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra whose birthday is today, has duetted with . myriad of artistsWe have selected thirteen of them. They are Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Shore, Doris Day, Nancy Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald . Liza Minelli Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Bing Crosby…

We remember Ike Turner. ‘Ike A Rocking Stone’

This day (December 12, 2007), in San Marcos, California, died Ike Turner, an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer.Tracklist : Rolling on The River . w/ Lyrica Garrett - Nutbush City Limits (2006) . w/ the Kings of Rhythm – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (2002) . w/ Tina Turner - I've been loving you too long (1969) . w/ Tina Turner - Medley (1965) . w/ his…

Happy Birthday Tina Turner. ‘Head Turner’

This day (November 26, 1939), in Nutbush, Tennessee, is born Anna Mae Bullock a.k.a Tina Turner, an American singer.Digest Tracklist : The Best (2009) . Let's Stay Together (1999) . Golden Eye (1996) . w/ Rod Stewart - Get Back & Hot Legs (1981) . w/ Ike Turner - Baby Get It On (1975) . w/ Ike Turner - Proud Mary (1973) . w/ Ike Turner - I Wanna Take you Higher, Come Together and Proud Mary…

Singing Broadway

Eighty six famous artists sing seventy songs lifted from sixty-one Broadway Shows. This is our special "Singing Broadway" in video<Enjoy!Track Listing : 1.Barbra Streisand / People (From "Funny Girl") - 05:01 . 2.Judy Garland / Get Happy (From "Summer Stock") - 02:41 . 3.Tony Bennett & Buddy Rich / Manhattan (From "The Garrick Gaieties") - 03:47 . 4.Sarah Brightman / Somewhere (From "West…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 39/52

David Gilmour . Benedict Cumberbatch, Bonnie Raitt . Alison Krauss, Bruce Springsteen . U2, Mary Wilson . Georgie Fame, Brittney Howard . The Roots, Sting . No Doubt, Steven Tyler, Jeff Beck . Sting, Bruce Springsteen . Bryan Adams, Ed Sheeran . Tom Jones, Sammy Davis Jr. . Andy Williams, Buika . Javier Limón . Sergio Mendes . Carlinhos BrownThey are the 12 one-off collaborations selected among…

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.1 . Some Enchanting Evening 2 . Some Enchanted Evening (1995) 3 . Time After Time 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…

We remember Andy Williams. ‘Across The Moon River’

This day ( September 25, 2012) in Branson, Missouri, U.S., died Howard Andrew Andy Williams, an American singer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Henry Mancini – Moon River 2 . Love Story On The Muppet Show! 3 . w/ Antonio Carlos Jobim – Girl From Ipanema 4 . w/ Sammy Davis, Jr. – Breezin’ Along with the Breeze 5 . w/ Julie Andrews – Language Of Love 6 . w/ Tony Bennett – City Medley Tracklist : It’s the Most…

Capitol publish ‘Bluejean Bop!’, Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps’ debut album (1956)

Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps' 'Bluejean Bop!' is their debut album produced by Ken Nelson and released on August 13, 1956 by Capitol1 . Blue Jean Bop (Italy, 1960) Track Listing : 1.Bluejean Bop (Hal Levy, Gene Vincent) - 02:35 . 2.Jezebel (Wayne Shanklin) - 02:38 . 3.Who Slapped John? (Tex Davis, Gene Vincent) - 02:07 . 4.Ain'T She Sweet (Milton Ager, Jack Yellen) - 02:44 . 5.I Flipped…

Happy Birthday Patti Austin. ‘Austin Power’

This day (August 10, 1950), in Harlem, New York, is born Patti Austin, an American R&B and jazz music singer who made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Tracklist : 1 . Mack The Knife (2019) 2 . w/ l'Orchestra Jazz Siciliana - Ella now and Then (2019) 3 . Get Happy (2018) 4 . Mr. Paganini (2016) 5 . w/ Kurt Elling - Too…

Herbie Hancock records his thirty-fourth album : ‘Quartet’ with the V.S.O.P. Quartet (1981)

Herbie Hancock's 'Quartet' is his thirty-fourth album recorded on July 28, 1981 with the V.S.O.P. Quartet featuring Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis and Tony Williams and released in 1982 by Columbia.1 . Well You Needn't 2 . Eye of The Hurricane (1986) 3 . Eye Of The Hurricane 4 . Tokyo (1983) Track listing : . 1.Well You Needn't (Thelonious Monk) - 06:29 . 2.'Round Midnight (Bernie Hanighen, Cootie…

Sun Ra records ‘Mayan Temples’ at Mondial Sound in Milano, Italy (1990)

Sun Ra's 'Mayan Temples' is an album recorded on July 24 & 25, 1990 and released the same year by Black Saint.Track Listing : 1.Dance Of The Language Barrier (Sun Ra) - 03:58 . 2.Bygone (Sun Ra) - 05:15 . 3.Disciple No. 1 (Sun Ra) - 04:57 . 4.Alone Together (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 07:02 . 5.Prelude To Stargazers (Sun Ra) - 05:17 . 6.Mayan Temples (Sun Ra) - 07:40 . 7.I'Ll Never Be…

Ella Fitzgerald records in studio ‘Whisper Not’ with the Marty Paich Orchestra (1966)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Whisper Not' is a studio album recorded on July 20, 1966 with the Marty Paich Orchestra and released in 1967 by Verve. 1 . Sweet Georgia Brown (w/ Duke Ellington) 2 . Old McDonald 3 . Lover Man Track listing : . 1.Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) - 03:30 . 2.Whisper Not (Benny Golson, Leonard Feather) - 02:59 . 3.I Said No (Frank Loesser, Jule…

Warner Bros. publish Al Jarreau’s fifth album : ‘Breakin’ Away’ (1981)

Al Jarreau's 'Breakin' Away' is his fifth album produced by Jay Graydon and released on June 30, 1981 by Warner Bros.1 . We're In This Love Together (Official Video) 2 . We're In This Love Together (Live, 1994) 3 . Easy (Milan, 1983) 4 . Easy (Live) 5 . Al Jarreau (London 1984) 6 . Roof Garden (Official Video) 7 . Jazz Day (2013) 8 . TEACH ME TONIGHT Track Listing : 1.Closer To Your Love (Tom…

Bill Evans records ‘Sunday at the Village Vanguard’ with Scott Lafaro and Paul Motian (1961)

Bill Evans' 'Sunday at the Village Vanguard' is an album recorded on June 25, 1961 at the Village Vanguard in New-York City and released the same year by Riverside?Track Listing : 1.Gloria'S Step (Take 2) (Scott Lafaro) - 06:09 . 2.My Man'S Gone Now (George Gershwin) - 06:21 . 3.Solar (Miles Davis) - 08:52 . 4.Alice In Wonderland (Take 2) (Sammy Fain) - 08:34 . 5.All Of You (Take 2) (Cole Porter)…

Happy Birthday Tom Jones. ‘Miner Tom’

This day (June 7, 1940), in Treforest, Pontypridd, Wales, is born Sir Thomas John Woodward a.k.a Tom Jones, a Welsh singer.Tracklist : 1 . Knock On Wood (2020) 2 . w/ Bethzienna Williams - Cry To Me (2019) 3 . Don't Knock (2017) 4 . New Kiss (2016) 5 . Take My Love (2015) 6 . w/ Sally Barker - Walking In Memphis (2014) 7 . Soul of a Man (2012) 8 . Sex Bomb (1999) 9 . Green Green Grass Of Home…

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Jazz at Santa Monica ’72’ with the Count Basie Orchestra (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Jazz at Santa Monica '72' is a live album recorded on June 2, 1972 with the Tommy Flanagan trio and the Count Basie Orchestra and released on August 2, 1972 by Pablo.Track Listing : 1.Introductions By Norman Granz - 01:00 . 2.Basie Power (Ernie Wilkins) - 03:07 . 3.The Spirit Is Willing (Sammy Nestico) - 04:37 . 4.The Meetin' Time (Oliver Nelson) - 04:50 . 5.Blues In Hoss'S…

We Remember Coleman Hawkins. ‘The True Mister Bean’

This day (May 19, 1969), in New York City, New York, died Coleman Hawkins, an American jazz tenor saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Disorder At The Border . With Lester Young . With Harry Edison . South Of France Blues . Body and Soul (1967) . With Charlie Parker (1950) . Tracklist : Greensleeves . Body And Soul . La Rosita . Smoke Gets in Your Eyes . Desafinado . One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota…

ATCO release ‘Donny Hathaway,’ his second album produced by Jerry Wexler (1971)

'Donny Hathaway' is his eponymous second studio album Released on April 2, 1971 by ATCOTrack Listing : 1.Giving Up (Van Mccoy) - 06:20 . 2.A Song For You (Leon Russell) - 05:25 . 3.Little Girl (Billy Preston) - 04:47 . 4.He Ain'T Heavy, He'S My Brother (Bob Russell, Bobby Scott) - 05:55 . 5.Magnificent Sanctuary Band (Dorsey Burnette) - 04:24 . 6.She Is My Lady (George S. Clinton) - 05:33 . 7.I…

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 : New York, New York (2011) . You’ve Let Yourself Go (2008) . @ Susana Giménez (2007) . @ David Letterman (2006) . w/ Ann Hampton Callaway – Stormy Weather . On Creating The Look Of Cabaret . For The World Goes Round (1995)…

Freddie Hubbard records ‘The Body & the Soul’ with Eric Dolphy & Wayne Shorter (1963)

Freddie Hubbard's 'The Body & the Soul' is his eighth album recorded on March 11 & May 2, 1963, with among others Eric Dolphy and Wayne Shorter and released the same year by Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 04:39 . 2.Carnival (Manha De Carnaval) (Luiz Bonfá, Luigi Creatore, Antônio Maria, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss)…