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Showing posts with label Soul Jazz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soul Jazz. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Quincy Jones Discography

Quincy Jones is a traveler - a traveler on a more than 50-year journey through the music business, unlike that of any other musician. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Quincy and his brother frequently spent time with their grandmother in Louisville, OH. In 1943, their father, Quincy Sr separated from his wife Sarah and moved together with his boys to Sinclair Heights, WA where they met their stepmother Elvera.

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Thanks to Fresh Sly, dvoid and others

Friday, January 2, 2009

Herbie Hancock Discography

Herbie Hancock: An Introduction
Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while still maintaining his unique, unmistakable voice. Herbie's success at expanding the possibilities of musical thought has placed him in the annals of this century's visionaries. With an illustrious career spanning five decades, he continues to amaze audiences and never ceases to expand the public's vision of what music, particularly jazz, is all about today.

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Headhunters without Herbie!


Sideman Discography

Simon says : OK, this might be too massive an idea, but I'll just start adding sideman albums when I feel like it. Please leave blog links or upload things in the comments, that might have a lot to do with how far this gets ... have barely started on the Miles, for example ... want to help?

Thanks Fresh Sly for your hard work on this discography.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Aretha Franklin Discography

b. Aretha Louise Franklin, 25th March 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Aretha Franklin's roots are purely gospel based.

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  • The Gospel Soul of Aretha Franklin (1956)
  • Aretha (Columbia 1961)
  • The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (Columbia 1962)
  • The Tender The Moving, The Swinging (Columbia 1962)
  • Laughing On The Outside (Columbia 1963)
  • Unforgettable (Columbia 1964)
  • Songs Of Faith (Checker 1964)
  • Running Out Of Fools (Columbia 1964) 
  • Yeah!!! (Columbia 1965)
  • Queen Of Soul (1965)
  • Once In A Lifetime (1965)
  • Soul Sister (Columbia 1966)
  • Take It Like You Give It (Columbia 1967)
  • I Never Loved A Man The Way That I Love You (Atlantic 1967)
  • Aretha Arrives (Atlantic 1967)
  • Take A Look - early recordings (Columbia 1967)
  • Aretha: Lady Soul (Atlantic 1968)
  • Aretha Now (Atlantic 1968)
  • Aretha In Paris (Atlantic 1968)
  • Aretha Franklin: Soul '69 (Atlantic 1969)
  • Today I Sing The Blues (Columbia 1969)
  • Soft And Beautiful (Columbia 1969
  • I Say A Little Prayer (1969)
  • Aretha Franklin Live (1969)
  • This Girl's In Love With You (Atlantic 1970)
  • Spirit In The Dark (Atlantic 1970)
  • Two Sides Of Love (1970)
  • Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Atlantic 1971)
  • "Don't Fight the Feeling : The Complete Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live at the Fillmore West" (1971)
  • Young, Gifted And Black (Atlantic 1972)
  • Amazing Grace (Atlantic 1972) / alternate
  • Hey Now Hey (The Other Side Of The Sky) (Atlantic 1973)
  • Let Me Into Your Life (Atlantic 1974)
  • With Everything I Feel In Me (Atlantic 1974)
  • You (Atlantic 1975)
  • Sparkle (Atlantic 1976)
  • Sweet Passion (Atlantic 1977)
  • Satisfaction (1977)
  • Almighty Fire (Atlantic 1978)
  • La Diva (Atlantic 1979)
  • Aretha (Arista 1980)
  • Love All The Hurt Away (Arista 1981)
  • Jump To It (Arista 1982)
  • Get It Right (Arista 1983)
  • Who's Zoomin' Who? (Arista 1985)
  • Aretha (Arista 1986)
  • One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism (Arista 1987)
  • Through The Storm (Arista 1989)
  • What You See Is What You Sweat (Arista 1991)
  • Aretha Gospel (live) (1991)
  • A Rose is Still a Rose (1998)
  • So Damn Happy (Arista 2003)
  • Joy to the World (christmas) (2006)
  • This Christmas (Borders, 2008

  • Sweet Bitter Love (1960-66 material)
  • Aretha Sings the Blues (early)
  • Respect and other Hits (1997)
  • The Delta Meets Detroit - Aretha's Blues (1998)
  • Love Songs (1997)
  • Jazz to Soul (1992)
  • Beautiful Ballads and Love Songs (2008)
  • Jewels in the Crown (duets) (2007)
  • Rare & Unreleased (Rhino, 2007, 2 CDs)
  • Triology (3 CDs) - (2006)
  • Sunday Morning Classics (2009, 3 Cds)
  • Aretha Franklin (Gospel tracks)

Remixes / 7" / 12" singles
  • 'A Rose Is Still a Rose' - Hex Hector club mix
  • 'Jump to It' remixes - Andy Apple & Disco Deviance
  • 12" : "I Knew You Were Waiting" (with George Michael)
  • 12" : The Only Thing Missin' (2003)
  • 12" : Jumping Jack Flash (1986)
  • 12" : Jimmy Lee
  • 12" : A Deeper Love
  • 12" : A Deeper Love pt 1
  • 12" A Deeper Love Pts 2 & 3
  • 12" : Who's Zoomin Who ?
  • 12" : Freeway Of Love
  • 12 " : Aretha Franklin & Whitney Houston - It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be
  • 12" : Classics (many songs)
  • 12" : Jump To It
  • 7" : Soulville / Evil Gal Blues

  • Live At Park West (1985)


  • Live at Jamaica World Music Festival (1982)
  • Stockholm (1968) - FLAC

Friday, October 10, 2008

Roy Ayers Discography

born September 10, 1940, Los Angeles


Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most-loved and respected jazz/R&B artists on the music-scene today. Now in his fourth decade in the music business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. In the ’60s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&B bandleader in the ’70s/’80s. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand and whose music has been sampled by music industry heavyweights, including Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac, and Ice Cube.

Ayers recently recorded with hip-hop artist Talib Kweli (produced by Kanye West) and jazz/R&B singer Will Downing. Many of Ayers’ songs including “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,”, “Searchin”, “Running Away” have been frequently sampled and remixed by DJ’s worldwide.

One of the most visible and winning jazz vibraphonists of the 1960s, then an R&B bandleader in the 1970s and '80s, Roy Ayers' reputation s now that of one of the prophets of acid jazz, a man decades ahead of his time. A tune like 1972's "Move to Groove" by the Roy Ayers Ubiquity has a crackling backbeat that serves as the prototype for the shuffling hip-hop groove that became, shall we say, ubiquitous on acid jazz records; and his relaxed 1976 song "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" has been frequently sampled. Yet Ayers' own playing has always been rooted in hard bop: crisp, lyrical, rhythmically resilient. His own reaction to being canonized by the hip-hop crowd as the "Icon Man" is tempered with the detachment of a survivor in a rough business. "I'm having fun laughing with it," he has said. "I don't mind what they call me, that's what people do in this industry."

Growing up in a musical family — his father played trombone, his mother taught him the piano — the five-year-old Ayers was given a set of vibe mallets by Lionel Hampton, but didn't start on the instrument until he was 17. He got involved in the West Coast jazz scene in his early 20s, recording with Curtis Amy (1962), Jack Wilson (1963-1967), and the Gerald Wilson Orchestra (1965-1966); and playing with Teddy Edwards, Chico Hamilton, Hampton Hawes and Phineas Newborn. A session with Herbie Mann at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach led to a four-year gig with the versatile flutist (1966-1970), an experience that gave Ayers tremendous exposure and opened his ears to styles of music other than the bebop that he had grown up with.

After being featured prominently on Mann's hit Memphis Underground album and recording three solo albums for Atlantic under Mann's supervision, Ayers left the group in 1970 to form the Roy Ayers Ubiquity, which recorded several albums for Polydor and featured such players as Sonny Fortune, Billy Cobham, Omar Hakim, and Alphonse Mouzon. An R&B-jazz-rock band influenced by electric Miles Davis and the Herbie Hancock Sextet at first, the Ubiquity gradually shed its jazz component in favor of R&B/funk and disco.

In the 1980s, besides leading his bands and recording, Ayers collaborated with Nigerian musician Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, formed Uno Melodic Records, and produced and/or co-wrote several recordings for various artists. As the merger of hip-hop and jazz took hold in the early '90s, Ayers made a guest appearance on Guru's seminal Jazzmatazz album in 1993 and played at New York clubs with Guru and Donald Byrd.



Both EPs : Roy Ayers - Vibes / Sonny Sharrock - Guitar / Miroslav Vitous - Bass / Bruno Carr - Drums






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