events919It’s Hump Day in New England, my last Wednesday of the Eastern States Fair & Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, on the playlist are: Barry White, Kenny G. with Kashif, Confunkshun, Atlantic Starr, Bono & U2, New Edition, Grandmaster Flash, Patti Austin, Gerald Albright, Gregory Abbott and others. The show begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, and 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for you, you and especially you to join me for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com from “The Big E.”

rt-neal-morseThis week on Rock Talk a discussion with Neal Morse of Spock’s Beard

Spock’s Beard are an American progressive rock band formed in Los Angeles.

The band was formed in 1992 by brothers Neal (lead vocals, keyboards) and Alan Morse (vocals, guitars), John Ballard (bass) and Nick D’Virgilio (drums). Ballard was replaced by Dave Meros before the release of their debut album, The Light (1995), and Ryo Okumoto (keyboards) joined soon after. Neal Morse left the band following the release of their sixth album, Snow (2002), and D’Virgilio took over as the band’s frontman. In 2011, D’Virgilio also left and was replaced by Jimmy Keegan (drums) and Ted Leonard (lead vocals) from Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep (2013) onwards. To date, the band have released twelve studio albums, and numerous live releases.

The band, particularly the Neal Morse line-up, are considered to be at the forefront of modern progressive rock music. Four of their first six albums featured in the Prog Report’s “Top 50 Prog Albums 1990-2015”, with the The Light and Snow featuring in the top ten.


events919It is fall in New England. I left my hotel room, on my way to the fairground of the “Big E,” I could see my breath. They say it’s gonna warm up. Anyway, I will be bringing you “Great Soul Performances” this evening, albeit wrapped up warmly, and presenting music by: Boyz II Men, the Velvelettes, G.C. Cameron, Thelma Jones, Joe Simon, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the Futures, Solomon Burke, the Temptations, Wilson Pickett, the Manhattans, the Spinners; live in concert from the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and many, many others. Check in with me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances: from the “Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts, on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

vrp-tvThis week radio goes TV – well actually radio goes internet which goes TV – 3 hours of themes from some of your favorite TV shows – had to leave about 100 or so off – but here’s the core (be sure to listen Sunday at Noon to The Vinyl Resting Place)

hour 1
Stan Freberg – Tele-Vee-Shun

detective/cop shows

Rhythm Heritage – S.W.A.T. Theme
Mike Post – Theme From Magnum P.I.
Al Jarreau – Moonlighting (Theme)
Cagney and Lacey
Charlie’s Angels
Dragnet – Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
Hawaii 5-0
Hawaiian Eye (Werner Mueller)
Police Woman
Theme From ‘Perry Mason’ – Ray Conniff
[Billy Goldenberg] Kojak -Theme
Rockford Files (Henry Mancini)
Mannix (Billy May)
Mancini – Peter Gunn
Mancini – Mystery Movie Theme
Quincy ME
Lalo Schifrin – Mission Impossible
Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Frank Chacksfield))
law And Order (Daniel Caine Orchestra)

Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You (Theme From Friends)

—> Hour 2

angel and the reruns – buffy come back
Brady Bunch
Car 54, Where Are You
Donna Reed Show
Chico And The Man
Courtship Of Eddie’s Father
Everywhere You Look [Full House]
F-Troop (1965-67)
Facts Of Life
Gomer Pyle, USMC
Flying Nun
I Love Lucy (Wilbur Hatch)
Jackie Gleason – Melancholy Serenade
That Girl
The Andy Griffith Show (Studio Artist)
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – Love is All Around (Mary Tyler Moore TV Theme Cover)
John Sebastian – Welcome Back
MASH – Suicide is Painless (from MASH film)
Theme From Hogan’s Heroes – Bob Crane
Patty Duke – Theme From The Patty Duke Show (Cousins) (First Season Version)
pratt & McClain – happy days
Nanny And The Professor
Room 222
The Dick Van Dyke Show (Frank Chacksfield)
Family Affair
Curt Massey – Petticoat Junction
Green Acres
Mayberry RFD

——>hour 3

The Ballad Of Jed Clampett – Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
stairway to Gilligan
Gilligan’s Island (1964-67)

Kids shows
Sandy Becker theme – That happy feeling
The Archies
Top Cat
The Flintstones
Tennessee Tuxedo
Speed Racer
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Josie and the Pussycats
Huckleberry Hound
George Of The Jungle
Felix The Cat
Casper, The Friendly Ghost
Bowling For Soup – Jimmy Neutron Theme
fraggle rock theme
The Muppet Show Theme
Peanuts Theme Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christm
Mr. Rogers Neighborhood
Captain Kangaroo (Puffin’ Billy)
Howdy Doody

Joey Scarbury – Greatest American Hero Theme
Adventures of Superman (50’s TV- George Reeves)
Al (He’s The King) Hirt – Green Hornet Theme
Batman (Neil Hefti)
[Mark Snow] The X-Files – TV Version
twilight zone
The Munsters
I Dream of Jeannie (Hugo Montenegro)


Bat Masterson
Frankie Laine – TV Themes – Rawhide (superb quality) stereo
Have Gun, Will Travel

Midsomer Murders
Monty Python – The Liberty Bell