April 1, 2019
Editor In Chief

Monday 2pm: Sounds of The 90’s

Wednesday 11pm: Feature LP – Elton John – Madman Across The Water (1971)

March 27, 2019
Editor In Chief

Madman Across the Water is the fourth studio album by Elton John, released November 5, 1971 through DJM and Uni Records.

Madman Across the Water was the fourth studio album released by Elton John, as well as his third album to be released in 1971, at which point John had been rising to prominence as a popular music artist. It contains 9 tracks, each composed and performed by John and with lyrics written by songwriting partner Bernie Taupin as with his previous material. As with all of John’s other studio albums at the time, Madman only featured John’s touring band- which consisted of bassist Dee Murray and percussionist Nigel Olsson- on a single song, which was due to producer Gus Dudgeon’s lack of faith in the group being used for studio recordings. Instead, most of the tracks were backed by studio players, as well as string arrangements put together by Paul Buckmaster. Davey Johnstone, who had previously worked with Dudgeon as a part of Magna Carta, was also put on as the main guitarist. Murray and Olsson would later be fully featured in John’s succeeding album, Honky Château. Later band member, percussionist Ray Cooper, makes his first appearance with this album. As with all John songs during this period, the lyrics were penned by his writing partner, Bernie Taupin. This was the last album to be recorded at London’s Trident Studios, although subsequent albums would be remixed or overdubbed at Trident. Caleb Quaye and Roger Pope would not play with John again until Rock of the Westies in 1975, following Murray and Olsson’s departure from the band.

1. “Tiny Dancer” 6:15
2. “Levon” 5:22
3. “Razor Face” 4:44
4. “Madman Across the Water” 5:56

1. “Indian Sunset” 6:45
2. “Holiday Inn” 4:17
3. “Rotten Peaches” 4:56
4. “All the Nasties” 5:08
5. “Goodbye” 1:48
“Rock Me When He’s Gone” 4:50

The SACD version of the album contained a longer version of “Razor Face”, which extended the song-ending jam to 6:42 instead of the early fade on the original album. This extended version can only be heard in the 5.1 surround mix.

Saturday Programming on RadioMaxMusic

January 26, 2019
Editor In Chief

Today on RadioMax and the channels

12:00pm – Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes
Rock tunes from 1989

03:00pm – Max 20th Century featuring more of 1978 music.

07:00pm:  Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay
Can’t wait for “Great Soul Performances” later this evening, it’s gonna be a good one. You’ll be hearing from: The Whispers, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Commodores, Sam Cooke with Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, the Manhattans, Jerry Butler with Brenda Lee Eager, Bloodstone, Sister Sledge, Arthur Prysock, the Schoolboys, Marvin Gaye and more. Lots of great ballads and slow jams starting at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Following of course, will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, where on deck will be: The Trammps, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Marvin Gaye, Patti LaBelle, Phil Collins, the Fat Boys, Third World, Billy Vera & the Beaters, the Fatback Band, Kid Creole & the Coconuts and so much more. Tomorrow Sunday, another segment of “Disco’s Top 700 Song Countdown;” which I host, at 3PM eastern time. There you have it. Wonderful music for you this weekend with me here at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

11:00pm – Sammaraco Beats with Chris Sammarco

RADIOMAXMUSIC 2 – CLASSIC COUNTDOWN CHANNEL

10:00am – Top 50 Country Hits of 1985

02:00pm – Euro Chart Show with David Graham
Top 20 Hits January 26, 2013

03:00pm – Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs
Top 40 Hits of January 16, 1974

06:00pm – Top 50 Albums of 1981

RADIOMAXMUSIC 3 – EZMAX

Full day of beautiful music.

 

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B (LPs in QS Surround Sound)

January 21, 2019
Editor In Chief

Nightbirds is an album by the all-female singing group Labelle, released in 1974 on the Epic label. Notable for their biggest hit, the number-one song, “Lady Marmalade”, it became the group’s most successful album to date.

1. “Lady Marmalade” 3:56
2. “Somebody Somewhere” 3:25
3. “Are You Lonely?” 3:12
4. “It Took a Long Time” 4:03
5. “Don’t Bring Me Down” 2:48
6. “What Can I Do for You?” 4:02
7. “Nightbird” 3:09
8. “Space Children” 3:02
9. “All Girl Band” 3:50
10. “You Turn Me On” 4:37

Killing Me Softly is a studio album by American singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, released on August 1, 1973, by Atlantic Records. She recorded the album with producer Joel Dorn for 18 months.

Killing Me Softly reached number three on the Billboard Top LPs & Tape and number two on the Soul LPs chart. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the album gold on August 27, 1973, and double platinum on January 30, 2006, denoting shipments of two million copies in the United States. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, which it lost to Stevie Wonder’s 1973 album Innervisions. The album’s title track was released as a single and topped the Billboard Hot 100. It won the 1974 Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

“Killing Me Softly with His Song” 4:49
“Jesse” 4:03
“No Tears (In the End)” 4:56
“I’m the Girl” 4:55
“River” 5:03
“Conversation Love” 3:43
“When You Smile” 3:44
“Suzanne” 9:44

LPs in QS surround sound for the first time

 

Monday 6pm: Max 20th Century – 1978 (Part I)

January 21, 2019
Editor In Chief

January 14 – The Sex Pistols play their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom.
January 16 – Elton John appears on this week’s People (magazine) without his trademark glasses. John will still wear glasses occasionally for the next ten years until wearing them permanently again.
January 21 – As Saturday Night Fever becomes a cultural phenomenon, the soundtrack hits #1 on the Billboard Charts, where it will stay until July.
January 23 – Terry Kath, guitarist and founding member of rock band Chicago, dies from an accidental gunshot wound to the head from a gun he thought was unloaded, in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles; he is 32 years old.
January 25
Electric Light Orchestra kick off their “Out of the Blue” world tour in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Bob Dylan makes his directorial debut in the surrealist film Renaldo and Clara, shot during his Rolling Thunder Revue tour.
January 26 – Workers at EMI’s record processing plant in England refuse to press copies of The Buzzcocks’s second single “What Do I Get?” because of its flipside, “Oh Shit”. The single is eventually pressed and goes on to become the band’s first hit.
January 28 – By request, Ted Nugent autographs his name into a fan’s arm with a bowie knife in Philadelphia.
February 4 – Elton John appears as the guest star on The Muppet Show.
February 10 – Van Halen debuts with a self-titled album; Eddie Van Halen introduces a powerful new sound and technique to world, while David Lee Roth is ushered in as the front man.
March 18 – California Jam II is held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in California. Over 300,000 fans come to see Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Santana, Dave Mason, Foreigner, Heart and more.
April 22
In the Eurovision Song Contest in Paris, France, victory goes to Israel’s entry “A-Ba-Ni-Bi”, performed by Izhar Cohen & The Alphabeta.
The “One Love Peace Concert” is held in Kingston, Jamaica, headlined by Bob Marley, making his first concert appearance since December 1976.
Steve Martin performs the original “King Tut” on Saturday Night Live; also this night, The Blues Brothers make their first appearance on the show.
May 6 – The Knack is formed (first album released in 1979).
May 13 – Barry Gibb becomes the only songwriter in history to have written 4 consecutive #1 singles on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart.
May 18 – The Buddy Holly Story, starring Gary Busey, is released. It would win the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score, and earn a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Busey) and Best Sound.
May 25 – In a performance used for The Kids Are Alright, The Who play their last show with Keith Moon.
June 10 – The Rolling Stones begin their 25-date US summer tour in Lakeland, Florida.
June 13 – The Cramps play a free concert for patients at the Napa State Mental Hospital.
June 16 – The film adaptation of the musical Grease, opens in theaters and is a box office hit.
June 20 – Grace Slick splits with Jefferson Starship the day after a disastrous concert in Hamburg, Germany, in which a heavily intoxicated Slick verbally abused the crowd and groped various fans and bandmates.
June 29 – Peter Frampton is nearly killed in a car accident in The Bahamas, suffering multiple broken bones, a concussion, and muscle damage.
July 1 – The first Texxas Jam is held over the July 4 long weekend at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The first day features Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, Heart, Journey, Head East, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Eddie Money, Van Halen and Walter Egan. Sunday consists of Willie Nelson headlining his sixth annual Fourth of July picnic.
July 19 – Dead Kennedys play their first concert, at the Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco, California.
July 21 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a much-hyped musical film starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees performing the music of The Beatles, opens in theaters. The film is savaged by critics and proves a box office disappointment.
July 29 – Glenn Goins, one of the lead vocalists for the band Parliament-Funkadelic dies of Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age of 24.
July 30 – Thin Lizzy officially announces that Gary Moore has replaced Brian Robertson on guitar.

Monday 12pm: Across The Tracks Cowboy Week!

January 21, 2019
Editor In Chief

Today on Across the Tracks we feature song with Cowboy, Cowgirl in the title or a tune about Cowboys. We’ll even include a possible ranch or two. It’s Cowboy Week on RadioMaxMusic!

A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend. A subtype, called a wrangler, specifically tends the horses used to work cattle. In addition to ranch work, some cowboys work for or participate in rodeos. Cowgirls, first defined as such in the late 19th century, had a less-well documented historical role, but in the modern world have established the ability to work at identical tasks and obtained considerable respect for their achievements. There are also cattle handlers in many other parts of the world, particularly South America and Australia, who perform work similar to the cowboy in their respective nations.

The cowboy has deep historic roots tracing back to Spain and the earliest European settlers of the Americas. Over the centuries, differences in terrain, climate and the influence of cattle-handling traditions from multiple cultures created several distinct styles of equipment, clothing and animal handling. As the ever-practical cowboy adapted to the modern world, the cowboy’s equipment and techniques also adapted to some degree, though many classic traditions are still preserved today.

Sunday 9 am ET: RadioMax 4: Dan Varroney LIVE

December 9, 2018
RadioMaxMusic Christmas

Among the many Christmas Jazz Smooth Artists that we’ll feature today: Nils, Dave Koz, Ricky Alan Draughn, Jazz Alchemy, Kenya, David Benoit, Reta Watkins, & Kenwood Anderson. See you at 9:00 am in the RadioMaxMusic Christmas Cafe. Check us out on at RadioMaxMusic Channel 4, the Online Radio Box, or at TuneInRadiochirstmas-jazz

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