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Service Outage 5/23/22

We are experiencing a service outage from our provider, Xfinity from 12:05 until further notice. It i expected to be repaired by 1:20pm ET. Our apologies. Programs affected during this period will be rescheduled. We will announce when service has been restored.

Service restored at 1:40pm ET. Our apologies for the shit service we are provided.

Monday 5/23/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1962 A to Z – Part 2

12pm – 1pm ET

4th Annual Grammy Awards
Record of the Year: Henry Mancini for “Moon River”
Album of the Year: Judy Garland for Judy at Carnegie Hall
Song of the Year: Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer (songwriters) for “Moon River” performed by Henry Mancini
Best New Artist: Peter Nero
Best Country Recording: Jimmy Dean for Big Bad John
Best Folk Recording: The Belafonte Folk Singers for Belafonte Folk Singers at Home and Abroad
Best Gospel: Mahalia Jackson for Everytime I Feel the Spirit
Best Jazz Performance: André Previn for André Previn Plays Harold Arlen
Best Jazz Performance: Stan Kenton for Kenton’s West Side Story
Best Jazz Composition: Galt MacDermot (composer) for “African Waltz” performed by Cannonball Adderley
Best Solo Vocal Female: Judy Garland for Judy at Carnegie Hall
Best Solo Vocal Male: Jack Jones for “Lollipops and Roses”
Best Vocal Group: Lambert, Hendricks & Ross for High Flying
Best Performance Chorus: Johnny Mann for Great Band With Great Voices performed by the Johnny Mann Singers and the Si Zentner Orchestra
Best Rock Recording: Chubby Checker for “Let’s Twist Again”
Best R&B Performance: Ray Charles for “Hit the Road Jack”

Future Country Artist’s Births
January 13 — Trace Adkins, whose style meshes honky-tonk and dance-influenced rock.
February 4 — Clint Black, star of the 1990s and key player in the new traditionalist movement.
February 6 — Richie McDonald, former lead singer of Lonestar.
February 7 — Garth Brooks, the man who revolutionized country music in the 1990s.
February 11 — Sheryl Crow, pop singer who has also had substantial success in country.
April 2 — Billy Dean, contemporary-styled singer who had the peak of his success in the 1990s.
May 2 — Ty Herndon, contemporary-styled singer who had most of his success in the 1990s.
August 23 — Emilio Navaira, singer-songwriter of country and Tejano music (died 2016).
November 26 — Linda Davis, prominent backing vocalist who had a series of solo hits in the 1990s.

Monday 5/23/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Cher Top 30 Hits

Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer, actress and television personality. Often referred to by the media as the “Goddess of Pop”, she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. Cher is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances throughout her six-decade-long career.

Having sold 100 million records, Cher is one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Her achievements include a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, the Billboard Icon Award, and awards from the Kennedy Center Honors and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She is the only artist to date to have a number-one single on a Billboard chart in six consecutive decades, from the 1960s to the 2010s. Aside from music and acting, she is noted for her political views, social media presence, philanthropic endeavors, and social activism, including LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS prevention.

1 – Believe – 1998
2 – If I Could Turn Back Time – 1989
3 – The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) – 1990
4 – Strong Enough – 1999
5 – Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) – 1966
6 – Love and Understanding – 1991
7 – The Music’s No Good Without You – 2001
8 – Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves – 1971
9 – Dark Lady – 1974
10 – Just Like Jesse James – 1989
11 – Half-Breed – 1973
12 – All or Nothing – 1999
13 – I Found Someone – 1987
14 – One by One – 1996
15 – Dov’è l’amore – 1999
16 – I Hope You Find It – 2013
17 – Save Up All Your Tears – 1991
18 – All I Really Want to Do – 1965
19 – After All (with Peter Cetera) – 1989
20 – Heart of Stone – 1990
21 – Dead Ringer for Love (with Meat Loaf) – 1981
22 – Sunny – 1966
23 – Take Me Home – 1979
24 – Walking in Memphis – 1995
25 – The Way of Love – 1972
26 – We All Sleep Alone – 1988
27 – Living in a House Divided – 1972
28 – Song for the Lonely – 2002
29 – Train of Thought – 1974
30 – I Saw a Man and He Danced with His Wife – 1974

Monday 5/23/22 9am ET: Feature LP: Split Enz – True Colours (1980)

True Colours is the fifth studio album released by New Zealand band Split Enz, and was their first major commercial success. Released January 25, 1980, the album featured more pronounced contributions from co-lead singer and songwriter Neil Finn. Credited to him is the album’s New Zealand and Australian #1 single, “I Got You”, which also broke them internationally. The US release of the album featured “Shark Attack” and “I Got You” in reversed positions due to the latter’s success on the single charts.

  1. “Shark Attack” 2:52
  2. “I Got You” 3:24
  3. “What’s the Matter with You” 3:02
  4. “Double Happy” 3:15
  5. “I Wouldn’t Dream of It” 3:14
  6. “I Hope I Never” 3:24
  7. “Nobody Takes Me Seriously” 3:32
  8. “Missing Person” 3:32
  9. “Poor Boy” 3:19
  10. “How Can I Resist Her” 3:26
  11. “The Choral Sea” 4:29

Tim Finn – vocals, acoustic guitar
Neil Finn – vocals, guitar
Noel Crombie – vocals, percussion
Malcolm Green – drums
Nigel Griggs – bass guitar
Eddie Rayner – keyboards

Monday 5/23/22 8am ET: Feature LP: Nickelback – All The Right Reasons (2005)

All the Right Reasons is the fifth album by Canadian rock band Nickelback, released on October 4, 2005 on Roadrunner Records. It is the band’s first album with former 3 Doors Down drummer Daniel Adair, who replaced Ryan Vikedal in January 2005. The album topped the Canadian Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 albums chart and has sold 11 million copies worldwide. It is Nickelback’s best-selling album to date, according to certifications from the CRIA, the RIAA, and the BPI. Seven singles were released from the album. The album re-entered the Finland Albums Chart in 2010, setting a new peak position at number 21.

All the Right Reasons was certified diamond by the RIAA in March 2017 and had sold 7.96 million copies in the US as of December 2015, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time in the US. In Canada, All the Right Reasons was certified 7× Platinum by the CRIA in March 2010.

Italic titles indicate singles released. Between 2005 through 2007, 7 singles were released.

  1. “Follow You Home” 4:20
  2. “Fight for All the Wrong Reasons” 3:44
  3. “Photograph” 4:18
  4. “Animals” 3:06
  5. “Savin’ Me” 3:39
  6. “Far Away” 3:58
  7. “Next Contestant” 3:34
  8. “Side of a Bullet” 3:00
  9. “If Everyone Cared” 3:38
  10. “Someone That You’re With” 4:01
  11. “Rockstar” 4:15

Chad Kroeger – lead vocals, lead guitar
Ryan Peake – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Mike Kroeger – bass, backing vocals
Daniel Adair – drums, backing vocals
Timmy Dawson – piano on “Savin’ Me” and “If Everyone Cared”, additional guitars (15th Anniversary Disc 2) on “Someday”
Dimebag Darrell – guitar solo (sample) on “Side of a Bullet”
Chris Gestrin – organ on “Rockstar”
Billy Gibbons – guitar and backing vocals on “Follow You Home,” “Fight for All the Wrong Reasons” and “Rockstar”
Brian Larson – synthesizer strings on “Far Away”

Monday 5/23/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Rush – Signals (1982)

Signals is the ninth studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in September 1982 by Anthem Records. After the release of their previous album, Moving Pictures, the band started to prepare material for a follow-up during soundchecks on their 1981 concert tour and during the mixing of their subsequent live album Exit…Stage Left. Signals demonstrates the group continuing with the use of synthesizers, sequencers, and other electronic instrumentation. It is their last album produced by their longtime associate Terry Brown, who had worked with them since 1974.

The album peaked at No. 1 in Canada, No. 3 in the United Kingdom, and No. 10 in the United States. In November 1982, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling one million copies in the United States. Rush released three singles from the album: “New World Man”, which became the band’s highest charting single in the United States and a number-one hit in Canada, as well as “Subdivisions”, and “Countdown”. The group supported Signals with a concert tour from April 1982 to May 1983. Signals has been reissued several times, including a remaster with a new stereo and 5.1 surround sound mix in 2011.

1. “Subdivisions” 5:35
2. “The Analog Kid” 4:47
3. “Chemistry” 4:57
4. “Digital Man” 6:23
5. “The Weapon” (Part II of “Fear”) 6:24
6. “New World Man” 3:42
7. “Losing It” 4:53
8. “Countdown” 5:49

Geddy Lee – bass guitars, synthesizers, vocals, arrangements
Alex Lifeson – electric and acoustic guitars, Moog Taurus pedals, arrangements
Neil Peart – drums, percussion, arrangements, brief vocals on “Subdivisions”
Ben Mink – electric violin on “Losing It”

Sunday 5/22/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Leo Sayer – Endless Flight (1976)

Endless Flight is the fourth album by English singer-songwriter Leo Sayer, which was released November 5, 1976. It was released in the US and Canada by Warner Bros. Records and in the UK by Chrysalis Records.

The album consolidated his international popularity, reaching No. 4 in the UK and No. 10 in the USA; it also charted strongly in other countries including Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, and was certified as a platinum album in both the UK and the USA, and double-platinum in Canada. The peak of his career came in 1977, when he scored two consecutive US number one hits, first with the disco-styled “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” (a Grammy Award winner for the year’s best Rhythm and Blues Song), followed by the romantic ballad, “When I Need You” (1977), which reached number one in both the UK and US. Written by Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager, it was Sayer’s first UK No. 1 single (after three number two hits). It was also the first of two UK chart-toppers in a row for producer Richard Perry.

“Hold On to My Love” 3:08
“You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” 3:40
“Reflections” 3:07
When I Need You” 4:08
“No Business Like Love Business” 3:50
“I Hear the Laughter” 3:13
“Magdalena” 4:20
“How Much Love” 3:35
“I Think We Fell in Love Too Fast” 3:05
“Endless Flight” 4:38

Leo Sayer – guitar, harmonica, vocals
John Barnes – piano, clavinet
Bill Bodine – bass
Paul Buckmaster – synthesizer, cello
Auburn Burrell – guitar
Larry Carlton – guitar
Steve Gadd – drums
Bob Glaub – guitar, bass guitar
Ed Greene – drums
Bobbye Hall – percussion
David Hungate – bass guitar
John Barlow Jarvis – piano
Mark T. Jordan – electric piano
Clydie King – background vocals
Trevor Lawrence – horn
Bobby Keys – saxophone on “When I Need You”
Becky Louis – background vocals
Steve Madaio – horn
Sherlie Matthews – background vocals
Andy Muson – bass guitar
Danny O’Keefe – performer
Nigel Olsson – drums
Michael Omartian – electric piano
Ray Parker Jr. – guitar
Dean Parks – Dobro, guitar, electric guitar
Jimmy Phillips – synthesizer, Mellotron
Jeff Porcaro – drums
Chuck Rainey – bass guitar
Lee Ritenour – guitar
Rick Shlosser – drums
Earl Slick – guitar
Leland Sklar – bass guitar
John Vastano – guitar
Willie Weeks – bass guitar
Richard Tee – piano

Sunday 5/22/22 6pm ET: Feature LP: Dio – Holy Diver (1983)

Holy Diver is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Dio, released in 1983. Vocalist Ronnie James Dio had just finished his first tenure in Black Sabbath, whose drummer, Vinny Appice, he took with him to put together his own band. The roster was completed by his former bandmate from Rainbow, Jimmy Bain, on bass and by the young guitarist Vivian Campbell, coming from the NWOBHM band Sweet Savage. The album was acclaimed by the music press and is the band’s most successful effort.

1. “Stand Up and Shout” 3:18
2. “Holy Diver” 5:513. “Gypsy” 3:39
4. “Caught in the Middle” 4:14
5. “Don’t Talk to Strangers” 4:53
6. “Straight Through the Heart” 4:31
7. “Invisible” 5:24
8. “Rainbow in the Dark” 4:15
9. “Shame on the Night” 5:19

Ronnie James Dio – lead vocals, synthesizers, production
Vivian Campbell – guitar
Jimmy Bain – bass, keyboards
Vinny Appice – drums

Sunday 5/22/22 5pm ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Tunnel of Love (1987)

Tunnel of Love is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released on October 9, 1987. Although members of the E Street Band occasionally performed on the album, Springsteen recorded most of the parts himself, often with drum machines and synthesizers. While the album’s liner notes list the E Street Band members under that name, Shore Fire Media, Springsteen’s public relations firm, does not count it as an E Street Band album and 2002’s The Rising was advertised as his first studio album with the E Street Band since Born in the USA. The album won Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo at the 1988 Grammy Awards.

In 1989, the album was ranked #25 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Best Albums of the Eighties” while in 2012, Rolling Stone ranked it at #467 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. “Brilliant Disguise”, “Tunnel of Love”, “One Step Up”, “Tougher Than the Rest”, and “Spare Parts” were all released as singles.

  1. “Ain’t Got You” 2:11
  2. “Tougher Than the Rest” 4:35
  3. “All That Heaven Will Allow” 2:39
  4. “Spare Parts” 3:44
  5. “Cautious Man” 3:58
  6. “Walk Like a Man” 3:45
  7. “Tunnel of Love” 5:12
  8. “Two Faces” 3:03
  9. “Brilliant Disguise” 4:17
  10. “One Step Up” 4:22
  11. “When You’re Alone” 3:24
  12. “Valentine’s Day” 5:10

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, backing vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass guitar, keyboards, harmonica, percussion, drum machine, sound effects on “Tunnel of Love”
Roy Bittan – acoustic piano on “Brilliant Disguise”, synthesizers on “Tunnel of Love”
Clarence Clemons – backing vocals on “When You’re Alone”
Danny Federici – Hammond organ on “Tougher Than the Rest”, “Spare Parts” and “Brilliant Disguise”
Nils Lofgren – guitar solo on “Tunnel of Love”, backing vocals on “When You’re Alone”
Patti Scialfa – backing vocals on “Tunnel of Love”, “One Step Up” and “When You’re Alone”
Garry Tallent – bass guitar on “Spare Parts”
Max Weinberg – drums on “All That Heaven Will Allow”, “Two Faces” and “When You’re Alone”; percussion on “Tougher Than the Rest”, “Spare Parts”, “Walk Like a Man”, “Tunnel of Love”, and “Brilliant Disguise”
James Wood – harmonica on “Spare Parts”