Artist Countdown: Black Sabbath Top 25 6p ET @BlackSabbath

BS-2013Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with Tony Iommi the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed in 1968 as a heavy blues rock band named Earth, the band began incorporating occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and tuned-down guitars. Despite an association with occult and horror themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophecies of the horrors of war.

BS-DioOsbourne’s heavy drug use led to his dismissal from the band in 1979. He was replaced by former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio. After a few albums with Dio’s vocals and songwriting collaborations, Black Sabbath endured a revolving line-up in the 1980s and 1990s that included vocalists Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen and Tony Martin, as well as multiple members of Deep Purple and Rainbow. In 1992, Iommi and Butler rejoined Dio and drummer Vinny Appice to record Dehumanizer. The original line-up reunited with Osbourne in 1997 and released a live album Reunion. Black Sabbath’s 19th studio album, 13, which features three of the original members, was released in June 2013.

Black Sabbath are cited as pioneers of heavy metal. The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970) and Master of Reality (1971). They were ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all time, and placed second in VH1′s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them number 85 in their “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. They have sold over 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. They have also won two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance. – Wikipedia


RadioMax Rewind: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s 10p ET #gsp @RadioMax

bobbyjayrmI’m very excited about “Great Soul Performances, The 80′s.” I’m having so much fun getting re-introduced to all the fantastic genres of music from that wonderful decade. I invite you to join me this evening at 10PM when you’ll hear: the O’Jays, Lionel Richie, the Commodores, El DeBarge, Atlantic Starr, Prince, U.S.A. for Africa, Maze, Deniece Williams, New Edition and much more.   –Bobby Jay

Artist Countdown: Roxy Music Top 20 Hits 6p ET @RadioMax

roxymusicRoxy Music are an English art rock band formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry, who became the group’s lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. The other members are Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe) and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion). Former members include Brian Eno (synthesiser and “treatments”), and Eddie Jobson (synthesiser and violin). Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and have toured together intermittently since that time. Despite a 18-year gap between activity Roxy Music never officially split up. Ferry frequently enlisted many Roxy members as session musicians for his solo releases.

Roxy Music attained popular and critical success in Europe and Australia during the 1970s and early 1980s, beginning with their debut album, Roxy Music (1972). The band was highly influential, as leading proponents of the more experimental, musically sophisticated element of glam, as well as a significant influence on early English punk music. They also provided a model for many new wave acts and the experimental electronic groups of the early 1980s. The group is distinguished by their visual and musical sophistication and their preoccupation with style and glamour. Ferry and co-founding member Eno have also had influential solo careers, the latter becoming one of the most significant record producers and collaborators of the late 20th century. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Roxy Music No. 98 on its “The Immortals – 100 The Greatest Artists of All Time” list.

Their music was influenced by other British artists, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Pretty Things, Pink Floyd, The Creation, The Move, Traffic, David Bowie, King Crimson, and Elton John, as well as American artists like Little Richard, Elvis Presley and The Velvet Underground.

The band’s last studio album was 1982′s Avalon. In 2005 they began recording a new studio album, which would have been their ninth, and would have been their first record since 1973 with Brian Eno, who wrote two songs for it as well as played keyboards. However, Bryan Ferry eventually confirmed that material from these sessions would be released as a Ferry solo album, with Eno playing on “a couple of tracks,” and that he doesn’t think they’ll ever record as Roxy Music again. The album ultimately became Ferry’s 2010 album Olympia.  - Wikipedia

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 10p ET #vrp

realistic2This is a special edition of the Vinyl Resting Place.  It’s in QUAD! ss Quadraphonic Sound.  Surround Sound Spectacular with your host Willie B!  Check it out and if you miss it, check the schedule for encore times.


Artist Countdown: Mike & The Mechanics Top 25 6p ET

M&MMike + The Mechanics are an English rock/pop supergroup formed in 1985 as a side project of Mike Rutherford, one of the founding members of the band Genesis. The band is known for their hit singles “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”, “All I Need Is a Miracle”, “Word of Mouth”, “Over My Shoulder”, and “The Living Years”.

Initially, the band included Rutherford, vocalists Paul Carrack and Paul Young, keyboardist Adrian Lee and drummer Peter Van Hooke. Carrack was generally assigned to ballads and more pop-oriented numbers, while Young handled the band’s heavier work.[1] After a successful decade, Lee and Van Hooke dropped out in 1995, and were not replaced. Following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack became the band’s sole lead vocalist until 2004 when the band (essentially a duo at this point) went on hiatus. The band identity was revived in 2010 with a completely new set of musicians working with Rutherford, including new vocalists Andrew Roachford and Tim Howar. – Wikipedia

1 The Living Years
2 Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)
3 All I Need is a Miracle
4 Word of Mouth
5 Over My Shoulder
6 Everybody Gets a Second Chance
7 Another Cup of Coffee
8 Taken In
9 Nobody’s Perfect
10 A Beggar on a Beach of Gold
11 Now That You’ve Gone
12 Nobody Knows
13 All I Need is a Miracle ’96
14 Seeing is Believing
15 Mea Culpa
16 Whenever I Stop
17 A Time and Place
18 Hanging By A Thread
19 Get Up
20 Stop Baby
21 One Left Standing
22 Perfect Child
23 Reach Out (Touch The Sun)
24 Try To Save Me
25 Why Me

Artist Countdown: Glen Campbell Top 50 Hits 6p ET @GlenCampbell

Glen CampbellGlen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Campbell’s hits include John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind”, Jimmy Webb’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston”, Larry Weiss’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” and Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights”.

Campbell made history by winning four Grammys in both country and pop categories in 1967. For “Gentle on My Mind” he received two awards in country & western, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” did the same in pop. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and took the CMA’s top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 1969 Campbell was picked by actor John Wayne to play alongside him in the film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Campbell sang the title song which was nominated for an Academy Award.

In 2005, Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In June 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six months earlier. In April 2014, news reports indicated the 78 year old had become a patient at an Alzheimer’s long-term care and treatment facility.

Campbell went on a final “Goodbye Tour”, while he could still recall the lyrics to his songs, with three of his children joining him in his backup band; his last show was on November 30, 2012 in Napa, California. Campbell sang “Rhinestone Cowboy” as a goodbye at the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 12, 2012.  - Wikipedia

1 Rhinestone Cowboy
2 Southern Nights
3 Galveston
4 Honey Come Back
5 All I Have to Do Is Dream (with Bobbie Gentry)
6 Wichita Lineman
7 It’s Only Make Believe
8 Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)
9 Try a Little Kindness
10 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
11 Don’t Pull Your Love (Medley)
12 Sunflower
13 True Grit
14 Can You Fool
15 Everything a Man Could Ever Need
16 I Say A Little Prayer (with Anne Murray)
17 Let It Be Me (with Bobbie Gentry)
18 The Last Time I Saw Her
19 Dreams of the Everyday Housewife
20 I Wanna Live
21 Where’s the Playground Susie
22 Houston (I’m Comin’ to See You)
23 One Last Time
24 Oh Happy Day
25 See You on Sunday
26 By the Time I Get to Phoenix
27 Gentle on My Mind
28 Somethin’ ‘Bout You Baby I Like (with Rita Coolidge)
29 Hey Little One
30 Wherefore and Why
31 The Greatest Gift of All (with Russ Taff)
32 Oklahoma Sunday Morning
33 Bonaparte’s Retreat
34 Another Fine Mess
35 It’s a Sin When You Love Somebody
36 My Prayer
37 Manhattan, Kansas
38 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (with Steve Wariner)
39 Where I Am Going
40 It’s Just a Matter of Time
41 Any Which Way You Can
42 Faithless Love
43 I Love My Truck
44 She’s Gone, Gone, Gone
45 Hound Dog Man
46 The Best Is Yet to Come
47 I Don’t Want to Know Your Name
48 The Boy in Me
49 Call Home
50 Still Within The Sound of My Voice

Artist Countdown: Erasure Top 30 Hits 3:30p ET @erasureinfo

ErasureErasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke. They formed in London, England, UK and entered the music scene in 1985 with their debut single “Who Needs Love Like That”. Following the release of their fourth single “Sometimes”, the duo established itself on the UK Singles Chart and became one of the most successful artists of the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s.

From 1986 to 2007, Erasure achieved 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK, while having 3 Top 20 hits in the US (on the Billboard Hot 100): ”The Circus”, “A Little Respect”, ”Blue Savannah”, “Chains of Love”, ”Love to Hate You”, “Always”, ”Breathe” and ”In My Arms”. By 2009, 34 of their 45 singles & EPs (of which 8 out of the 45 were not chart eligible in the UK) had made the UK Top 40, with 17 climbing into the Top 10.

The duo are most popular in their native UK and mainland Europe (especially Germany, Denmark and Sweden) and also in South America (especially in Argentina, Chile and Peru). To date, Erasure have sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

The band is also popular within the LGBT community for whom the openly gay singer Andy Bell has become a gay icon. – Wikipedia

1 Sometimes
2 Always
3 Chorus
4 Love to Hate You
5 Chains of Love
6 A Little Respect
7 Breathe
8 In My Arms
9 Drama!
10 Run to the Sun
11 Victim of Love
12 It Doesn’t Have To Be
13 Blue Savannah
14 Oh L’amour
15 Breath of Life
16 Who Needs Love Like That
17 I Love Saturday
18 Am I Right?
19 You Surround Me
20 Solsbury Hill
21 I Could Fall in Love with You
22 Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day)
23 Stop!
24 Freedom
25 Stay with Me
26 Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
27 Rock Me Gently
28 Gaudete
29 S.O.S.
30 Video Killed The Radio Star