Aretha Franklin, backed by King Curtis & the Kingpins, tapes ‘Aretha Live at Fillmore West’ (1971)

Aretha Franklin's 'Aretha Live at Fillmore West' is her second live album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 and released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 03:53 . 2.Love The One You'Re With (Stephen Stills) - 04:15 . 3.Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon) - 05:55 . 4.Eleanor Rigby (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 02:33 . 5.Make It With You (David Gates) - 04:33 .…

King Curtis records ‘Live at Fillmore West’ while opening for Aretha (1971)

King Curtis' 'Live at Fillmore West' is an album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 with Aretha Franklin's backing band, The Kingpins and released in August 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Memphis Soul Stew (Curtis Ousley) - 07:41 . 2.A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher) - 05:26 . 3.Whole Lotta Love (Willie Dixon, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) -…

We Remember King Curtis

August 13, 1971 - Mr.Curtis Ousley a.k.a. King Curtis, an American rhythm and blues saxophonist was killed aged 37. He is remembered.Recorded on March 5–7, 1971, "Live at Fillmore West" is an album by King Curtis with his band The Kingpins who were backing Aretha Franklin. >> King Curtis and Champion Jack Dupree will perform together at The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland >>…

Stax publish ‘King & Queen’ by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (1967)

'King & Queen' by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas is a studio album (her fourth and his sixth and final) released on March 16, 1967 by Stax. Track Listing : 1.Knock On Wood (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd) - 02:48 . 2.Let Me Be Good To You (Isaac Hayes, David Porter, Carl Wells) - 02:48 . 3.Tramp (Lowell Fulson, Jimmy Mccracklin) - 03:00 . 4.Tell It Like It Is (George Davis, Lee Diamond) -…

Ode publish Carole King’s second album : ‘Tapestry’ featuring ‘It’s Too Late’ and ‘I Feel the Earth Move’ (1971)

Carole King's 'Tapestry' is her second studio album featuring 'It's Too Late' & 'I Feel the Earth Move,' produced by Lou Adler and released on February 10, 1971 by Ode Records. Track Listing : 1.I Feel The Earth Move (Carole King) - 03:00 . 2.So Far Away (Carole King) - 03:55 . 3.It'S Too Late (Toni Stern, Carole King) - 03:54 . 4.Home Again (Carole King) - 02:29 . 5.Beautiful (Carole King) -…

Curtis Mayfield records his first album ‘Curtis/Live!’ at The Bitter End in New York (1971)

Curtis Mayfield’s 'Curtis/Live!' is his first album, after leaving The Impressions.recorded in January, 1971 at The Bitter End in New York City and released in May by Curtom.Track Listing : 1.Mighty Mighty (Spade And Whitey) (Curtis Mayfield) - 06:56 . 2.I Plan To Stay A Believer (Curtis Mayfield) - 03:16 . 3.We'Re A Winner (Curtis Mayfield) - 04:47 . 4.We'Ve Only Just Begun(Paul Williams,…

Joe Henderson records with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Hutcherson et al, ‘Mode for Joe’ an album for Blue Note (1966)

Joe Henderson's 'Mode for Joe' is his fifth studio album recorded on January 27, 1966 with Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby Hutcherson & more and released the same year by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.A Shade Of Jade (Joe Henderson) - 07:08 . 2.Mode For Joe (Cedar Walton) - 08:00 . 3.Black (Cedar Walton) - 06:51 . 4.Caribbean Fire Dance (Joe Henderson) - 06:41 . 5.Granted (Joe Henderson) -…

We remember Freddie King. ‘The King of Texas’

This day (December 28, 1976), in Dallas, Texas, died Frederick Christian a.k.a Freddie King, an American blues guitarist and singer.Tracklist : Sweet Home Chicago . The Things That I Used To Do (1975) . Blues Band Shuffle (1974) . Boogie Funk (1973) . Ain't No Sunshine (1973) . Big Legged Woman (1972) . Have You Ever Loved a Women (1970) . Blues (1966) . Hideaway . Tracklist : Going Down .…

We remember Curtis Mayfield. ‘Political Mover’

This day (December 26, 1999), in Roswell, Georgia, died Curtis Mayfield an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter .Tracklist : Superfly (1973) . Billy Jack (1990) . Pusherman . People Get Ready (1988) . Move On Up (1987) . Freddie's Dead . Keep On Keeping On (1972) . Tracklist : Move On Up . Superfly . Pusherman . Freddie's Dead . Little Child Runnin' Wild . The Makings Of You .…

Curtom publish Curtis Mayfield’s debut album : ‘Curtis’ featuring ‘Move On Up’ (1970)

Curtis Mayfield's 'Curtis' is his debut album released in September 1970 by Curtom.Track listing : 1.(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go (Curtis Mayfield) - 07:50 . 2.The Other Side of Town (Curtis Mayfield) - 04:01 . 3.The Makings of You (Curtis Mayfield) - 03:43 . 4.We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue (Curtis Mayfield) - 06:05 . 5.Move on Up (Curtis Mayfield) -…

Jive Talking

From 'I Want To Rock' to 'Dont jive me', we have mixed 18 'Swing Music' tunes around the theme of 'Jive'. It has Sarah Vaughan, June Richmond, Louis Prima, Memphis Slim and many more.

Ice Cube releases ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted,’ his first album after his split from N.W.A. (1990)

Ice Cube's 'AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted' is his solo debut studio album released on May 16, 1990 after his split from N.W.A. by Priority.Track Listing : 1.Better Off Dead (Sir Jinx) - 01:03 . 2.The Nigga Ya Love To Hate (Ice Cube, E. Sadler) - 03:15 . . 3.Amerikkka'S Most Wanted (Ice Cube, E. Sadler, Keith Shocklee) - 04:05 . . 4.What They Hittin' Foe? (The Average White Band, Ice Cube) - 01:20 .…

Four Concerts With Cornell Dupree’

One of the greatest R&B guitarists, Cornell Dupree, who died today ten years ago has been for almost 50 years a "top session guitarist".Very much in demand, Cornell has played on numerous albums and behind the greatest (you want to verify ? click on //go.rvm.pm/cornelldupree).The 'Four Concerts with Cornell Dupree' are with Les McCann, Various Friends, Stuff and King Curtis plus a bonus Aretha…

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…

Aretha Franklin releases her twelfth album : ‘I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You’ featuring ‘Respect’ (1967)

Aretha Franklin's 'I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You' feat. 'Respect. is her twelfth studio album released on March 10, 1967 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Respect (Otis Redding) - 02:29 . 2.Drown In My Own Tears (Henry Glover) - 04:07 . 3.I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (Ronnie Shannon) - 02:51 . 4.Soul Serenade (Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon) - 02:39 . 5.Don'T Let Me Lose This Dream…

This week In Soul Artists 10/52

Luther Vandross, Joss Stone, Lionel Richie & Kenny Chesney, Ernie Isley, Aretha Franklin, Incognito, Mary Wilson, King Curtis & The Kingpins, The Staple Singers, Gary Clark Jr. & William Bell, Ben Harper, Cesaria Evora. They are the Soul Artists selected among the 286 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Luther Vandross -…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Lady Soul’ featuring ‘Chain of Fools,’ ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and ‘(Sweet Sweet Baby)…

Aretha Franklin's 'Lady Soul' feat. 'Chain of Fools' is an album also including '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' and other hits and released on January 22, 1968 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Chain Of Fools (Don Covay) - 02:46 . 2.Money Won'T Change You (James Brown Nat Jones) - 02:09 . 3.People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield) - 03:42 . 4.Niki Hoeky (Jim Ford, Lolly Vegas, Pat Vegas) -…

Atlantic publish Aretha Franklin’s album : ‘Soul ’69’ (1969)

Aretha Franklin's 'Soul '69' is an album of cover material released on January 17, 1969 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Ramblin' (Maybelle Smith) – 03:10 . 2.Today I Sing The Blues (Curtis Lewis) – 04:25 . 3.River'S Invitation (Percy Mayfield) – 02:40 . 4.Pitiful (Rosie Marie Mccoy, Charlie Singleton) – 03:04 . 5.Crazy He Calls Me (Bob Russell, Carl Sigman) – 03:28 . 6.Bring It On Home To Me (Sam…

Sam Cooke records his second live album : ‘Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963’ (1963)

Sam Cooke's 'Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963' is his second live album recorded on January 12, 1963 and released in June 1985 by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Feel It (Sam Cooke) - 03:46 . 2.Chain Gang (Sam Cooke) - 03:11 . 3.Cupid (Sam Cooke) - 02:46 . 4.Medley: It'S All Right/For Sentimental Reasons (William Best / Sam Cooke) - 05:11 . 5.Twistin' The Night Away (Sam Cooke) - 04:19 . 6.Somebody…

John Lennon releases his second solo album : ‘Imagine’ featuring the title track plus ‘Jealous Guy’ (1971)

John Lennon 's 'Imagine' is his second studio album co-produced with Phil Spector and released on September 9, 1971 by AppleTrack Listing : 1.Imagine (John Lennon, Yoko Ono) - 03:01 . 2.Crippled Inside (John Lennon) - 03:47 . 3.Jealous Guy (John Lennon) - 04:14 . 4.It'S So Hard (John Lennon) - 02:25 . 5.I Don'T Want To Be A Soldier (John Lennon) - 06:05 . 6.Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon) -…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 33/52

Peter Gabriel & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Phil Collins & David Crosby, Laura Mvula & Esperanza Spalding, Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo', Les Paul & Chet Atkins, King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree, Stevie Wonder & Chick Corea, Larry Graham & Prince, Rodrigo Y Gabriela & Robert Trujillo, Bon Jovi & Aerosmith, Aerosmith & Jimmy Page, Sting, Zucchero & Jeff BeckThey…

We remember Aretha Franklin. ‘Long Live The Queen, she lives forever’

This day (August 16, 2018), in Detroit, died Aretha Franklin a.k.a. the Queen of Soul, American Soul singer.Digest Tracklist : You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman (Kennedy Center, 2015) . Bridge Over Troubled Water (2011) . Nessun Dorma (1998) . w/ Patti Labelle & Mary J. Blige - Essence Awards . w/ Michael Mc Donald - Ever Changing Times . Do right woman do right man (1988) .…

This week In Soul Artists 33/52

Maxwell, Sly and The Family Stone, Grover Washington Jr., Tower Of Power, The Crusaders, King Curtis and The Kingpins, Ohio Players, Booker T and The MG's, Joe Tex, The Voices Of East Harlem, Larry Graham, Maceo ParkerThey are the Soul Artists selected among the 421 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Maxwell - Get To Know Ya Lifted…

Atlantic publish Roberta Flack’s second album : ‘Chapter Two’ (1970)

Roberta Flack's 'Chapter Two' is her second album, released on August 12, 1970 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Reverend Lee (Gene Mcdaniels) - 04:31 . 2.Do What You Gotta Do (Jimmy Webb) - 04:09 . 3.Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan) - 06:14 . 4.Let It Be Me (Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoë) - 05:00 . 5.Gone Away (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Curtis Mayfield) - 05:16 . 6.Until It'S Time For…

Donny Hathaway releases his debut album : ‘Everything Is Everything’ featuring ‘The Ghetto’ (1970)

Donny Hathaway's 'Everything Is Everything' is his first studio album released on July 1, 1970 by Atco.Track Listing : 1.Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) (Richard Evans, Ric Powell, Phil Upchurch) - 03:28 . 2.Je Vous Aime (I Love You) (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson, Edward Kennedy) - 03:31 . 3.I Believe To My Soul (Ray Charles) - 03:51 . 4.Misty (Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner) - 03:38 .…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 24/52

Bruce Springsteen & Neil Young, Paul Simon & Bette Midler, Michael Stipe & Radiohead, Billy Joel & Paul Mccartney, Etta James & John Mayall Bluesbreakers, King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree, Clarence Clemons & Billy Preston, Rory Gallagher & Jack Bruce, Larry Graham & Prince, B.B. King & Eric Clapton, Santana & Dave Matthews, Stevie Ray Vaughan &…

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.Track Listing : 1.Think (Aretha Franklin, Teddy White) - 02:19 . 2.I Say A Little Prayer (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 03:36 . 3.See Saw (Steve Cropper, Don Covay) - 02:46 . 4.Night Time Is The Right Time (Big Bill Broonzy) - 04:50 . 5.You…

This week In Soul Artists 24/52

Bobby Womack, Otis Redding, Rhiannon Giddens, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Ayo, Champion Jack Dupree, King Curtis, The Temptations, Guy, Toni Braxton, Chaka Khan, Isley BrothersThey are the Soul Artists selected among the 382 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Bobby Womack - The bravest man in the Universe Lifted from : XL…

Happy Birthday Bernard Purdie. ‘So Pretty’

This day (June 11, 1939), in Elkton, Maryland, is born Bernard Lee Purdie a.k.a Pretty Purdie, an American session drummer.Digest Tracklist : w/ Sugaray Rayford - (2018) . w/ Roy Bennett - Battle (2016) . Souper Groove (2015) . Funky Grooves in Japan (2013) . @ NAMM (2012) . w/ Chuck Rainey, David T Walker, Lou Donaldson - Tighten Up (1993) . w/ Under Kontrol - Live in France (2011) . Live in…

Great Balls of Fire

Starting and ending with 'Great Balls Of Fire' made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Jazz Jamaica, Screamin'Lord Sutch, Johnny Guitar Watson, Janis Joplin and many more.

The Twist

Starting and ending with 'The Twist' made famous by Chubby Checker, we made a playlist powered by Hittin'Around. It has Dee Dee Ramone, Chubby Checker, Rootvalta, Fabiana Cantilo and many more.

Next Stop : Soul Station

From 'Soul Station' to 'Memphis Soul Stew' , we have mixed 18 'Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Hank Mobley's Soul Station'. "Next Stop : Soul Station" has Miles Davis, Bar-Kays, Les Brown, Jazz Crusaders and many more.

We remember Billy Higgins. ‘Soldier Higgins’

This day (May 3, 2001), in Inglewood, California, died Billy Higgins, an American jazz drummer who played on over 700 recordings.Digest Tracklist : w/ Charles Lloyd - Forest Flower (1999) . Documentary (1996) . w/ Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny & Christian mcBride (1993) . w/ Tete Montoliu Trio - Lament (1990) . w/ Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden - Lonely Woman (1986) . w/ Freddie Hubbard &…

The Hives release their second studio album ‘Veni Vidi Vicious’ (2000)

The Hives' 'Veni Vidi Vicious' is their second studio album produced by Pelle Gunderfelt and released on April 10, 2000 by Burning Heart / EpitaphTrack Listing : 1.The Hives Declare Guerre Nucleaire (Randy Fitzsimmons) - 01:35 . 2.Die, All Right! (Randy Fitzsimmons) - 02:46 . 3.A Get Together To Tear It Apart (Randy Fitzsimmons) - 01:52 . 4.Main Offender (Randy Fitzsimmons) - 02:33 . 5.Outsmarted…

David Bowie releases ‘Black Tie White Noise,’ his eighteenth album co-produced with Nile Rodgers (1993)

David Bowie's 'Black Tie White Noise' is his eighteenth studio album featuring guitarist Mick Ronson, co-produced with Nile Rodgers and released on April 5, 1993 by SavageTrack Listing : 1.The Wedding (David Bowie) - 05:04 . 2.You'Ve Been Around (David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels) - 04:45 . 3.I Feel Free (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) - 04:52 . 4.Black Tie White Noise (David Bowie) - 04:52 . 5.Jump They Say…

Joe Cocker releases ‘Cocker’ featuring ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ (1986)

Joe Cocker's 'Cocker' feat. 'You Can Leave Your Hat On' is his tenth studio album released in April 1986 by Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Shelter Me (Nick Distefano) - 05:36 . 2.A To Z (Tom Kimmel) - 04:21 . 3.Don'T You Love Me Anymore (Albert Hammond, Diane Warren) - 05:25 . 4.Living Without Your Love (Michael Bolton, Doug James) - 04:09 . 5.Don'T Drink The Water (Richard Feldman, Pat Robinson) -…

Iggy Pop releases his first solo album ‘The Idiot’ co-written with David Bowie (1977)

Iggy Pop's 'The Idiot' is his debut solo album co-written with David Bowie and released on March 18, 1977 by RCA.Track Listing : 1.Sister Midnight (Carlos Alomar, James Osterberg, David Bowie) - 04:19 . 2.Nightclubbing (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) - 04:14 . 3.Funtime (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) - 02:54 . 4.Baby (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) - 03:24 . 5.China Girl (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie)…

Happy Birthday to Bill Frisell. ‘Happy Bill Day’

This day ( March 18, 1951), in Baltimore, Maryland, is born William Richard 'Bill' Frisell, an American guitarist.Tracklist : What The World Needs Now (2020) . Goldfinger (2018) . Ramblin’ Round & Pastures Of Plenty (2016) . Surfer Girl (2014) . w/ Chick Corea – It Could Happen To You (2013) . Come Together (2012) . Just Like A Woman (2006) . Cluck Old Hen (2002) . w/ Ron Carter – (2002) .…

Joe Satriani releases ‘Engines of Creation,’ his eighth studio album (2000)

Joe Satriani's 'Engines of Creation' is his eighth studio album released on March 14, 2000 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.Devil'S Slide (Joe Satriani) - 05:10 . 2.Flavor Crystal 7 (Joe Satriani) - 04:26 . 3.Borg Sex (Joe Satriani) - 05:27 . 4.Until We Say Goodbye (Joe Satriani) - 04:31 . 5.Attack (Joe Satriani) - 04:22 . 6.Champagne? (Joe Satriani) - 06:04 . 7.Clouds Race Across The Sky (Joe Satriani)…