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Saturday 1/15/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: A2Z of the Hit of 1990 – Part 1

We interrupt our regular Saturday schedule with an installment of Part 1 of our library of 1990. In this segment we’ll feature music from: Stranglers, Soul II Soul, Tom Petty, Beautiful South, Eric Johnson, Willie Nelson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nick Lowe, Elton John, Whistle, Robert Planet, Ian Hunter & Mark Ronson, and many more.

12pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/7/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Ace of Base – Hidden Gems (2015)

Hidden Gems is a 2015 compilation album by Swedish pop group Ace of Base. It was released worldwide by Playground Music on March 6, 2015.

  1. “Would You Believe” 2:50
  2. “Go Go Go” 3:29
  3. “Into the Night of Blue” 4:13
  4. “Don’t Stop” 2:49
  5. “Make My Day” 2:55
  6. “Mercy Mercy” 3:37
  7. “No Good Lover” 3:35
  8. “Summer Days” 3:46
  9. “Giving It Up (2014 remake)” 2:46
  10. “Come to Me (Ace version)” 3:54
  11. “Prime Time” 3:14
  12. “Look Around Me” 3:16
  13. “Pole Position” 3:23
  14. “Sunset in Southern California” 3:12
  15. “Moment of Magic” 2:29

Friday 1/7/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Aretha Franklin – Who’s Zoomin Who? (1985)

Who’s Zoomin’ Who? is the thirtieth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin. It was released by Arista Records on July 9, 1985, in the United States. A departure from the Luther Vandross-produced adult contemporary sound of her previous albums Jump to It (1982) and Get It Right (1983), Franklin worked with producer Narada Michael Walden on the majority of the album, envisioning “a record with a younger sound to it”. As a result, Who’s Zoomin’ Who? contains influences of several popular mid-1980s genres, including dance-pop, synth-pop, and contemporary R&B, as well as pop songs with crossover appeal.

Released to praising reviews, Who’s Zoomin’ Who? became Franklin’s highest-charting album since Young, Gifted and Black (1972) and her first and only studio album to earn a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with more than one million copies physically distributed. A top-10 entry in New Zealand and Sweden, the album also went platinum in Canada and reached silver status in the United Kingdom. “Freeway of Love”, the album’s lead single, proved both a commercial success, as well as a career achievement for Franklin, earning her a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance while holding the number-one position on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for five consecutive weeks.

Who’s Zoomin’ Who? was considered Franklin’s comeback album, with many journalists comparing its performance to Tina Turner’s late-career crossover success with her album Private Dancer (1984), and marked the start of several collaborations with Walden. With the album, the singer established herself as a star of music video, with popular videos for “Freeway of Love”, “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” and “Another Night” enjoying heavy rotation on MTV. In 1989, the album was ranked number 89 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Best Albums of the Eighties listing. At the time of its release, Franklin herself rated Who’s Zoomin’ Who? as one of her best albums ever recorded.

  1. “Freeway of Love” 5:52
  2. “Another Night” 4:31
  3. “Sweet Bitter Love” 5:11
  4. “Who’s Zoomin’ Who” 4:44
  5. “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves” (with Eurythmics) 5:52
  6. “Until You Say You Love Me” 4:23
  7. “Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You” 4:50
  8. “Push” (with Peter Wolf) 4:35
  9. “Integrity” 4:24

Aretha Franklin – lead vocals
Walter Afanasieff – keyboards (1, 2, 4, 6-8)
Preston Glass – keyboards (1, 2, 6-8), keyboard vibes (1), backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 7)
Nat Adderley Jr. – keyboards (3, 9)
Robbie Kondor – synthesizer (3, 9)
Annie Lennox – keyboards (5), lead vocals (5)
David A. Stewart – keyboards (5), rhythm guitar (5)

Benmont Tench – Hammond organ (5)
Corrado Rustici – guitar (1, 2, 4, 6-8), guitar synthesizer (2)
Ray Gomez – guitar solo (2)
Doc Powell – guitar (3, 9)
Steve Khan – guitar (3, 9)
Mike Campbell – lead guitar (5)
Carlos Santana – guitar solo (8)
Randy Jackson – synth bass (1, 2, 4, 6, 8), bass guitar (2, 7), backing vocals (2, 4)
Louis Johnson – bass guitar (3, 9)

Nathan East – bass guitar (5)
Narada Michael Walden – drums (1, 2, 4, 6-8), percussion (1, 2, 6-8), acoustic piano (4), keyboards (7)
Yogi Horton – drums (3, 9)
Stan Lynch – drums (5)
Steve Kroon – percussion (3, 9)
Gigi Gonaway – tambourine (1)
The Santana Rhythm Section – percussion (1, 7)
Andy Narell – steel drums (7)

Clarence Clemons – saxophone (1)
Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet solo (9)
Paul Riser – string arrangements (3, 9)
Kitty Beethoven – backing vocals (1, 2, 7)
Carolyn Franklin – backing vocals (1, 4)
Jim Gilstrap – backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 6, 7)
Vicki Randle – backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 6, 7)
Sylvester – backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 6, 7)
Jeanie Tracy – backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 6-8)
Martha Wash – backing vocals (1)

Laundon Von Hendricks – backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 7, 8)
Nikita Germaine – backing vocals (2)
The Charles Williams Singers – choir (5)
Peter Wolf – lead vocals (8)
Craig Thomas – backing vocals (8)
Karen Benington – backing vocals (8)
Sandra Feva – backing vocals (9)
Margaret Branch – backing vocals (9)
Brenda Corbett – backing vocals (9)

Wednesday 12/22/21 1pm ET: Feature Artist: BR5-49

BR549 (originally spelled BR5-49) was an American country music band founded in 1993. It originally consisted of Gary Bennett (lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar), Don Herron (steel guitar, Dobro, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar), “Smilin'” Jay McDowell (upright bass), Chuck Mead (lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar), and “Hawk” Shaw Wilson (drums, background vocals). Bennett and McDowell left the band in 2001, with Chris Scruggs and Geoff Firebaugh respectively replacing them. Both Firebaugh and Scruggs later left the band as well; Mark Miller has become the band’s third bassist. The name of the band is taken from a mangled phone number from Hee Haw comedian Junior Samples’ car salesman skit.

BR549 released six albums and two EPs, including three albums on Arista Nashville and two on Dualtone Records. The band’s self-titled debut album produced three singles on the Billboard country charts in 1996. The band was nominated three times for the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, in 1996 (“Honky Tonk Song”), 1997 (“Wild One”) and 1999 (“Cherokee Boogie”).

Thursday 12/16/21 2am ET: Feature LP: Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barn (2021)

Barn is the 41st studio album by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Neil Young and his 14th with Crazy Horse. The album was released on December 10, 2021, by Reprise Records. A stand-alone film of the same name will also be released on Blu-ray and will be directed by Young’s wife Daryl Hannah.

“Song of the Seasons” – 6:04
“Heading West” – 3:22
“Change Ain’t Never Gonna” – 2:53
“Canerican” – 3:12
“Shape of You” – 2:55
“They Might Be Lost” – 4:32
“Human Race” – 4:14
“Tumblin’ Thru the Years” – 3:19
“Welcome Back” – 8:28
“Don’t Forget Love” – 3:48

Neil Young
Nils Lofgren
Billy Talbot
Ralph Molina