Narada Michael Walden

Narada Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952) is an American jazz-funk/soul musician and producer who drummed in the second lineup of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, playing on the 1974/75 albums Apocalypse and Visions of the Emerald Beyond. In 1976, he played on jazz-rock albums by Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Jeff Beck, Allan Holdsworth, and Nova. As […]

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Visions of the Emerald Beyond (1975)

Visions of the Emerald Beyond is an album by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, released in 1975 on Columbia. The album is the fourth chronological studio release under the Mahavishnu nameplate and the second to feature the mark II lineup with violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and drummer Narada Michael Walden. Tracklist: A1. “Eternity’s Breath Part 1” (3:10) A2. […]

Weather Report – Black Market (1976)

Black Market is the fifth studio album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble Weather Report, released in 1976 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Black Market” (6:30) A2. “Cannon Ball” (4:35) A3. “Gibraltar” (7:45) B1. “Elegant People” (5:02) B2. “Three Clowns” (3:14) B3. “Barbary Coast” (3:05) B4. “Herandnu” (6:35) Credits: Joe Zawinul — synthesizer, rhodes electric piano, grand […]

Teena Marie ‎– Starchild (1984)

Starchild is the sixth album by American soul/funk musician/vocalist Teena Marie, released in 1984 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Lovergirl” (4:50) A2. “Help Youngblood Get to the Freaky Party” (5:42) A3. “Out on a Limb” (6:36) A4. “Alibi” (5:23) B1. “Jammin’” (5:47) B2. “Starchild” (5:34) B3. “We’ve Got to Stop (Meeting Like This)” (5:05) B4. “My Dear […]

Mahavishnu Orchestra

The Mahavishnu Orchestra were a multinational jazz-rock ensemble that was active during the early-to-mid-1970s and again during the mid-1980s. Led through all phases by English guitarist John McLaughlin, the lineup underwent two incarnations between 1971 and 1976. The first incarnation was a five-piece band with Czech keyboardist Jan Hammer, Irish bassist Rick Laird, and two […]

Narada Michael Walden – Garden of Love Light (1976)

Garden of Love Light is the debut solo album by jazz-funk/soul musician Narada Michael Walden, released in 1976 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “White Night” (4:57) A2. “Garden of Love Light” (4:55) A3. “Delightful” (4:51) A4. “First Love” (5:52) B1. “Meditation” (1:38) B2. “The Sun Is Dancing” (9:29 — 3:47–6:20) B3. “You Got the Soul” (3:22) […]

Sister Sledge ‎– All American Girls (1981)

All American Girls is the fifth album by American soul/funk vocal act Sister Sledge, released in 1981 on Cotillion. Tracklist: A1. “All American Girls” (4:42) A2. “He’s Just a Runaway” (3:57) A3. “If You Really Want Me” (4:37) A4. “Next Time You’ll Know” (3:57) A5. “Happy Feeling” (3:35) B1. “Ooh, You Caught My Heart” (4:25) […]

Devadip Carlos Santana ‎– Oneness (Silver Dreams-Golden Reality) (1979)

Oneness (Silver Dreams-Golden Reality) is an album by Latin-jazz/rock guitarist Carlos Santana, released in 1979 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “The Chosen Hour” (0:38) A2. “Arise Awake” (2:05) A3. “Light Versus Darkness” (0:48) A4. “Jim Jeannie” (3:30) A5. “Transformation Day” (3:47) A6. “Victory” (1:09) A7. “Silver Dreams Golden Smiles” (4:09) A8. “Cry of the Wilderness” (3:10) […]

Narada Michael Walden – The Dance of Life (1979)

The Dance of Life is the fourth solo album by American jazz-funk/soul musician Narada Michael Walden, released in 1979 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “You’re Soo Good” (6:02) A2. “I Shoulda Loved Ya” (6:34) A3. “Lovin’ You Madly” (5:15) A4. “Crazy for Ya” (3:51) B1. “Tonight I’m Alright” (5:14) B2. “Why Did You Turn Me On” […]

Jeff Beck ‎– Wired (1976)

Wired is an album by English guitarist Jeff Beck, produced by George Martin and released in 1976 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Led Boots” (3:59) A2. “Come Dancing” (5:54) A3. “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” (5:26) A4. “Head for Backstage Pass” (2:41) B1. “Blue Wind” (5:49) B2. “Sophie” (6:27) B3. “Play With Me” (4:06) B4. “Love Is […]

Mahavishnu Orchestra with the London Symphony Orchestra ‎– Apocalypse (1974)

Apocalypse is the third studio album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble the Mahavishnu Orchestra, produced by George Martin and released in 1974 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Power of Love” (4:36) A2. “Vision Is a Naked Sword” (14:16) A3. “Smile of the Beyond” (7:56) B1. “Wings of Karma” (6:12) B2. “Hymn to Him” (19:23) Credits: Jean-Luc […]

Narada Michael Walden – I Cry, I Smile (1977)

I Cry, I Smile is the second solo album by American R&B musician/vocalist Narada Michael Walden, released in 1977 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “I Need Your Love” (3:41) A2. “Better Man” (4:19) A3. “Soul Bird” (4:32) A4. “I Remember” (4:30) A5. “Oneness-Cry” (4:57) B1. “Mango Bop” (4:43) B2. “Rainbow-Sky” (1:17) B3. “I Cry, I Smile” […]