On this day in music history: April 19, 1974 - “Big Fun”, the thirty eighth studio album by Miles Davis is released. Produced by Teo Macero, it is recorded at Columbia Studios B & E in New York City from November 19, 28, 1969, February 6, 1970, March 3, 1970 and June 12, 1972. The original double album consists four side long tracks, and are previously unreleased recordings from the “Bitches Brew” and “On The Corner” sessions. Though largely ignored on its original release, it is later sampled by artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, and Brand Nubian. First released on CD in 1987 through CBS Records’ Special Products division, it is remastered and reissued on 2000, in an expanded edition that adds four more tracks. “Big Fun” peaks at number one hundred seventy nine on the Billboard Top 200.