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Friday 5/22/20 12am ET: Feature LP: Rosanne Cash – River & the Thread (2014)

The River & the Thread is the fourteenth studio album by Rosanne Cash, released in 2014 by Blue Note Records. The album received critical acclaim from music critics. The album won 3 Grammy Awards on February 8, 2015. The album swept all the categories that it was nominated for: “Best Americana Album”, “Best American Roots Song” and “Best American Roots Performance” for “A Feather’s Not a Bird.”

1. “A Feather’s Not a Bird” 3:18
2. “The Sunken Lands” 2:56
3. “Etta’s Tune” (featuring John Paul White) 3:44
4. “Modern Blue” 3:02
5. “Tell Heaven” 2:40
6. “The Long Way Home” 3:17
7. “World of Strange Design” 3:25
8. “Night School” 3:48
9. “50,000 Watts” 2:58
10. “When the Master Calls the Roll” 5:08
11. “Money Road” (featuring Allison Moorer) 4:01
12. “Two Girls” 3:40
13. “Biloxi” 3:26
14. “Your Southern Heart” 2:09

Thursday 5/21/20 10pm ET: Feature Artist – Waddy Wachtel (Part 1)

Robert “Waddy” Wachtel (born May 24, 1947) is an American musician, composer and record producer, most notable for his guitar work. Wachtel has worked as session musician for other artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards (guitarist of Keith’s side-band The X-pensive Winos), The Rolling Stones (lead guitar on Saint Of Me), Jon Bon Jovi, James Taylor, Iggy Pop, Warren Zevon, Bryan Ferry, Michael Sweet, Jackson Browne, and Andrew Gold, both in the studio and live.

We’ll feature some of the music that Wachtel has been featured in this program from some of the artists listed below:

Andrew Gold
Lonely Boy (Asylum Records, 1977)

Ringo Starr
Time Takes Time (Private Music, 1992)

Keith Richards
Talk Is Cheap (Virgin Records, 1988)
Main Offender (Virgin Records, 1992)
Crosseyed Heart (Republic Records, 2015)

Phoebe Snow
Rock Away (Mirage, 1981)

Jackson Browne
The Pretender (Asylum Records, 1976)
Lives in the Balance (Asylum Records, 1986)
I’m Alive (Elektra Records, 1993)
Looking East (Elektra Records, 1996)

Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge (Island Records, 1988)
Brave and Crazy (Island Records, 1989)
Yes I Am (Island Records, 1993)

With Helen Reddy
Play Me Out (MCA Records, 1981)

Ronnie Hawkins
The Hawk (United Artists Records, 1979)

Ivan Neville
Saturday Morning Music (UpTop Entertainment, 2002)
Scrape (Evangeline Recorded Works, 2004)

John Prine
Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings (Oh Boy Records, 1995)

Kim Carnes
Mistaken Identity (EMI, 1981)
Voyeur (EMI, 1982)
Café Racers (EMI, 1983)
Barking at Airplanes (EMI, 1985)
Light House (EMI, 1986)

James Taylor
In the Pocket (Rhino Records, 1976)
Flag (Columbia Records, 1980)
Dad Loves His Work (Columbia Records, 1981)

Bonnie Raitt
The Glow (Warner Bros. Records, 1979)

Linda Ronstadt
Hasten Down the Wind (Asylum Records, 1976)
Simple Dreams (Asylum Records, 1977)
Living in the USA (Asylum Records, 1978)
Mad Love (Asylum Records, 1980)
Get Closer (Asylum Records, 1982)
We Ran (Elektra Records, 1998)

Neil Young
Storytone (Reprise Records, 2014)

Rita Coolidge
Heartbreak Radio (A&M Records, 1981)

Carole King
Thoroughbred (A&M Records, 1976)

Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna (Atco Records, 1981)
The Wild Heart (Modern Records, 1983)
Rock a Little (Modern Records, 1985)
The Other Side of the Mirror (Modern Records, 1989)
Street Angel (Modern Records, 1994)
Trouble in Shangri-La (Reprise Records, 2001)
In Your Dreams (Reprise Records, 2011)
24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault (Reprise Records, 2014)

LeAnn Rimes
Spitfire (Curb Records, 2013)

Don Henley
I Can’t Stand Still (Asylum Records, 1982)
The End of the Innocence (Geffen, 1989)

Randy Newman
Little Criminals (Reprise Records, 1977)
Born Again (Reprise Records, 1979)
Trouble in Paradise (Reprise Records, 1983)

Jon Bon Jovi
Blaze of Glory (Columbia Records, 1990)

John Mayer
Battle Studies (Columbia Records, 2009)

Beth Hart
Fire on the Floor (Provologue Records, 2016)

Robbie Williams
Escapology (EMI, 2002)
Intensive Care (Chrysalis Records, 2005)

Bob Dylan
Under the Red Sky (Columbia Records, 1990)

Jackie DeShannon
New Arrangement (Columbia Records, 1975)

Ronnie Wood
1234 (Columbia Records, 1981)
I Feel Like Playing (Eagle Rock Entertainment, 2010)

Amanda Marshall
Tuesday’s Child (Epic Records, 1999)

Neil Diamond
The Christmas Album (Columbia Records, 1992)
The Christmas Album, Volume II (Columbia Records, 1994)

Karla Bonoff
Karla Bonoff (Columbia Records, 1977)
Restless Nights (Columbia Records, 1979)
Wild Heart of the Young (Columbia Records, 1982)

Gilby Clarke
Pawnshop Guitars (Virgin Records, 1994)
The Hangover (Paradigm Records, 1997)

Miranda Lambert
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Columbia Nashville, 2007)

Kenny Rogers
Love Will Turn You Around (Liberty Records, 1982)

Dolly Parton
The Great Pretender (RCA Records, 1984)
Rainbow (Columbia Records, 1987)

Wendy Waldman
The Main Refrain (Warner Bros. Records, 1976)

Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon (Asylum Records, 1976)
Excitable Boy (Asylum Records, 1978)
Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School (Elektra Records, 1980)
The Envoy (Asylum Records, 1982)
Sentimental Hygiene (Virgin Records, 1987)
Transverse City (Virgin Records, 1989)
Mr. Bad Example (Giant, 1991)

Bette Midler
No Frills (Atlantic Records, 1983)

Cher (Geffen, 1987)

Bryan Ferry
The Bride Stripped Bare (EG Records, 1978)

Sheryl Crow
Threads (Big Machine Records, 2019)

Graham Nash
Innocent Eyes (Atlantic Records, 1986)

Rod Stewart
Vagabond Heart (Warner Bros. Records, 1991)

Maria Muldaur
Sweet Harmony (Reprise Records, 1976)

Rosanne Cash
Rhythm & Romance (Columbia Records, 1985)

Tracy Chapman
Matters of the Heart (Elektra Records, 1992)

Leo Sayer
Leo Sayer (Chrysalis Records, 1978)

Van Stephenson
Suspicious Heart (MCA Records, 1986)

Thursday 5/21/20 6pm ET: Ron Kovacs Show Live

Thursday 5/21/20 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Jewel

Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actress, author, and poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2015, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

Jewel was raised in Homer, Alaska, where she grew up singing and yodeling as a duo with her father, a local musician. At age fifteen, she received a partial scholarship at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where she studied operatic voice. After graduating, she began writing and performing at clubs and coffeehouses in San Diego, California. Based on local media attention, she was offered a recording contract with Atlantic Records, who released her debut album, Pieces of You, in 1995; it went on to become one of the best-selling debut albums of all time, going 12-times platinum. The debut single from the album, “Who Will Save Your Soul”, peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100; two others, “You Were Meant for Me” and “Foolish Games”, reached number two on the Hot 100, and were listed on Billboard’s 1997 year-end singles chart, as well as Billboard’s 1998 year-end singles chart.

Her subsequent album, Spirit, was released in 1998, followed by This Way (2001). In 2003, she released 0304, which marked a departure from her previous folk-oriented records, featuring electronic arrangements and elements of dance-pop. In 2008, she released Perfectly Clear, her first country album; it debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and featured three singles, “Stronger Woman”, “I Do”, and “‘Til It Feels Like Cheating”. Jewel released her first independent album, Lullaby, in 2009.

Jewel has also had endeavors in writing and acting; in 1998 she released a collection of poetry, and the following year appeared in a supporting role in Ang Lee’s Western film Ride with the Devil (1999) which earned her critical acclaim.

Thursday 2/21/20 01am ET: Overnight – Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Overnight we feature the music of the 80s.

Thursday 5/21/20 12am ET: Feature LP: Alabama & Friends (2013)

Alabama & Friends is a tribute album to American country rock group Alabama. It was released on August 27, 2013 via Show Dog-Universal Music. The album includes two new tracks, “That’s How I Was Raised” and “All American,” performed by Alabama.

The album debuted at No. 8 on Billboard 200, and No. 2 on Top Country Albums, selling 32,000 copies in the United States in the first week.

The artists on the album also later performed a tribute concert in Nashville, Tennessee at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The show was filmed. The film was released on 2-disc DVD, titled “Alabama & Friends – At The Ryman”, on September 30, 2014 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

1. “Tennessee River” (Jason Aldean) 4:22
2. “Love in the First Degree” (Luke Bryan) 3:23
3. “Old Flame” (Rascal Flatts) 3:12
4. “Lady Down on Love” (Kenny Chesney) 3:57
5. “The Closer You Get” (Eli Young Band) 3:38
6. “Forever’s as Far as I’ll Go” (Trisha Yearwood) 3:35
7. “She and I” (Toby Keith) 3:56
8. “I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)” (Florida Georgia Line) 2:51
9. “That’s How I Was Raised” (Alabama) 3:40
10. “All American” (Alabama) 3:13
11. “My Home’s in Alabama” (Jamey Johnson) 6:37

Wednesday 5/20/20 2pm ET: Feature Year: 1969

January 4 – Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is accused of arrogance by British television producers after playing an impromptu version of “Sunshine of Your Love” past his allotted timeslot on the BBC1 show Happening for Lulu.
January 12 – Led Zeppelin’s eponymous debut album released.
January 18 – Pete Best wins his defamation lawsuit against The Beatles. Best had originally sought $8 million, but ended up being awarded much less.
January 30 – The Beatles perform for the last time in public, on the roof of the Apple building at 3 Savile Row, London. The performance, which was filmed for the Let It Be movie, is stopped early by police after neighbors complain about the noise.

February – Eric Burdon & The Animals disband.
February 3 – John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr hire Allen Klein as The Beatles’ new business manager, against the wishes of Paul McCartney.
February 4 – Paul McCartney hires the law firm of Eastman & Eastman, Linda Eastman’s father’s law firm, as general legal counsel for Apple Records.
February 15 – Vickie Jones is arrested for impersonating Aretha Franklin in a concert performance. Jones’ impersonation was so convincing that nobody in the audience asked for a refund.
February 17 – Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan record together in Nashville, Tennessee. Only one song, “Girl from the North Country”, would be released from these sessions.
February 18 – Lulu and Bee Gee Maurice Gibb are married in the UK.
February 24 – Johnny Cash performs “A Boy Named Sue” at California’s San Quentin State Prison

March 1 – During a performance at Miami’s Dinner Key Auditorium, Jim Morrison of the Doors is arrested for allegedly exposing himself during the show. Morrison is officially charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent behavior, open profanity and public drunkenness.
March 12 – The 11th Grammy Awards are presented. Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman in London. George Harrison and his wife Pattie are arrested in the UK on charges of hashish possession.
March 20 – John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.
March 25-31 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono host a “Bed-In” for peace in their room at the Amsterdam Hilton, turning their honeymoon into an antiwar event. Lennon also learns from a morning newspaper that publisher Dick James has sold his shares of Northern Songs to Lew Grade’s Associated Television (ATV).
March 26 -Lotti Golden records her debut LP Motor-Cycle (Atlantic SD 8223) at Atlantic Studios in New York City, featured in Newsweek (July 1969).
March 29 – At the 14th annual Eurovision Song Contest held at the Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain, the final result is a four-way tie for first place between Spain (“Vivo cantando” – Salomé); United Kingdom (“Boom Bang-a-Bang” – Lulu); Netherlands (“De Troubadour” – Lenny Kuhr) and France (“Un jour, un enfant” – Frida Boccara). As there was no tie-break rule in force up to this time, the four entries involved, who each scored 18 points, are declared ex-aequo winners.

April 1 – The Beach Boys file a lawsuit against their record label, Capitol Records, for $2,041,446.64 in unpaid royalties and producer’s fees for Brian Wilson. Capitol retaliates by deleting most of its Beach Boys catalog, severely limiting the band’s income.
April 8 – Opening for Ten Years After at the Fillmore East in New York City, Family perform their first U.S. concert, and the show is an unmitigated disaster. Vocalist Roger Chapman, on his 27th birthday, throws a microphone stand into the audience, unintentionally in the direction of Fillmore East impresario Bill Graham.
April 20 – The L.A. Free Festival in Venice, California ends early following a riot of audience members, 117 of which were arrested.
April 22 – The first complete performance of The Who’s rock opera Tommy during a performance in Dolton, Devon, UK John Lennon officially changes his name from John Winston Lennon to John Winston Ono-Lennon.
April 24 – The Beatles make a $5.1 million counter offer to the Northern Songs stockholders in an attempt to keep Associated TV from controlling the band’s music.
April 28 – Chicago releases its debut album, The Chicago Transit Authority.

May 3 – Sly & the Family Stone release their breakthrough album, Stand!, which became one of the top-selling albums of the decade and made the band one of the most popular acts in rock and soul music.
Jimi Hendrix is arrested by Canadian Mounties at Toronto’s International Airport for possession of narcotics. Hendrix is released on $10,000 bail.
May 6 – In London, representatives of Warner Brothers-Seven Arts discuss the purchase of fifteen percent of The Beatles’ Northern Songs.
May 10 – The Turtles perform at the White House. Singer Mark Volman falls off the stage five times.

June 2 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono host a “Bed-In” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada. The couple records the song “Give Peace a Chance” live in their suite with Tommy Smothers, Timothy Leary, and several others.
June 12 – 25 – First Annual Rock & Roll Revival fifth estate Performers include amongst others MC5, Johnny Winter, Chuck Berry, Dr. John, Sun Ra, David Peel, The Stooges, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
June 13 – Mick Taylor joins the Rolling Stones.
June 29 – Bass player Noel Redding announces to the media that he has quit the Jimi Hendrix Experience, having effectively done so during the recording of Electric Ladyland.

July 3 – Brian Jones is found dead in the swimming pool at his home in Sussex, England, almost a month after leaving The Rolling Stones.
July 5 – The Rolling Stones proceed with a free concert in Hyde Park, London, as a tribute to Brian Jones; it is also the band’s first concert with guitarist Mick Taylor. Estimates of the audience range from 250,000 to 400,000.
July 31 – Elvis Presley returns to live performances in Las Vegas. The engagement ends on August 28.

August 9 – Members of would-be folk singer Charles Manson’s “family” murder film star Sharon Tate and others, in Tate’s home.
August 15-17 – The Woodstock Music and Art Festival is held at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, New York, near Woodstock, New York. Performers include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Country Joe and the Fish, Ten Years After, and Sly & the Family Stone.
August 21-24 – The Bilzen Jazz and Pop Festival is held in Bilzen, Belgium. Performers include Deep Purple, Shocking Blue, The Moody Blues, Soft Machine, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The Move and The Blossom Toes.
August 30-31 – The Isle of Wight Festival is held in Wootton Bridge. Performers include amongst others The Band, Blodwyn Pig, Edgar Broughton Band, Joe Cocker, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Bob Dylan, Family, The Who, Free, Mighty Baby, The Moody Blues, The Nice, The Pretty Things, Third Ear Band.

September 13 – John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band perform at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival 12-hour music festival, backed by Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and Alan White. Other performers on the bill include Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and up-and-comers Chicago. It is Lennon’s first-ever public rock performance without one or more of The Beatles since meeting Paul McCartney in 1957. He decides before returning to the UK to leave The Beatles permanently.
September 24 – Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform the Concerto for Group and Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in London, in the first elaborate collaboration between a rock band and an orchestra.

October 14 – The final single by Diana Ross & The Supremes, “Someday We’ll Be Together”, is released. The single becomes the final #1 hit of 1969 (and of the 1960s). After a farewell concert in January 1970, Diana Ross leaves the Supremes for a solo career.
October 18 – Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Live at the Fillmore East, NY

November – Simon & Garfunkel give live concert at Iowa State University, where they record the track “Bye, Bye Love” for their upcoming album, Bridge Over Troubled Water.
November 1 – After seven years off the top of the charts, Elvis Presley hits No. 1 on the Billboard chart with “Suspicious Minds”.
November 7 – The Rolling Stones open their US tour in Fort Collins, Colorado.
November 8 – Simon & Garfunkel, on tour for the first time with a band, give live concert in Carbondale, Illinois, presumably at Southern Illinois University. The concert is not released until 1999 as part of a recording compiled by Head Records, called Village Vanguard.
November 11 – Simon & Garfunkel give live concert at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The recording is later released in the 1990s as Back to College on Yellow Dog Records and A Time of Innocence on Bell Bottom Records.
November 15 – Musik für die Beethovenhalle in Bonn, a multi-auditorium retrospective concert of the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, with the world premiere of his Fresco presented in four different foyer spaces continuously over a span of four-and-a-half hours.
November 29 – Billboard Magazine changes its policy of charting the A and B sides of 45 singles on its pop chart. The former policy charted the two sides separately, but the new policy considers both sides as one chart entry. The Beatles are the first beneficiary of the new policy as their current 45 single featuring “Come Together” on one side, and “Something” on the other, accrue enough combined points to make the single a #1 pop hit. Similarly, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” and “Down On The Corner” accrue enough combined points to reach #3 three weeks later.
November 30 – Simon & Garfunkel air TV special Songs of America, ostensibly an hour-long show that is anti-war and anti-poverty featuring live footage from their 1969 tour.

December – The Jackson 5 release their debut album, Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5.
December 6 – Altamont Free Concert
Zubin Mehta marries Nancy Kovack.
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash perform together on The Johnny Cash Show.
Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker & Steve Winwood form Blind Faith.
Brian Eno’s musical career begins as a member of Cornelius Cardew’s Scratch Orchestra.