Category: RadioMax Shows

Saturday 9/19/2020 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

On “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we will once again pay tribute to artists we just recently lost. We’ll salute Edna Wright; Darlene Love’s younger sister and lead singer of the Honey Cone, D.J. Rogers, Frederick “Toots” Hibbert of Toots & the Maytals and Charles Patrick of the Monotones.

We’ll also be playing: Bobby Womack, the Temprees, Johnny Ace, the O’Jays, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, the Four Tops, Billy Preston, the Joe Cube Sextet, Otis Redding and more. We’ll begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes along at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, where you’ll hear: The Main Ingredient, Eddie Murphy, Quincy Jones & James Ingram, the New Kids on The Block, Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer, Johnny Mathis, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, the Dells, Chaka Khan, the Whispers, Aaron Neville, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole and several others. Encore time tomorrow Sunday is 7PM Eastern. I hope you’ll join me later this evening for great music and our tributes on the “Home of the Hits” RadioMaxMusic.Com.


Saturday 9/19/2020 6pm ET: Tina Turner Collection

From 1974, rereleased in 2005 – Tina Turners Keeps On Rockin’

Saturday 9/18/2020 1am ET: Feature LP: Pete Townshend – White City: A Novel (1985)

White City: A Novel is the fourth solo studio album by English rock musician Pete Townshend, released on November 11, 1985 by Atco Records. Chris Thomas produced the album (who had also produced Townshend’s previous two albums, Empty Glass and All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes) and it was recorded by Bill Price at three separate recording studios in London, England, which were both of the Eel Pie studios, and A.I.R.

The album peaked at No. 70 on the UK Albums Chart, and at No. 26 on the US Billboard 200. The album also reached the Top 20 in five other countries, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland.

1. “Give Blood” 5:44
2. “Brilliant Blues” 3:06
3. “Face the Face” 5:51
4. “Hiding Out” 3:00
5. “Secondhand Love” 4:12
6. “Crashing by Design” 3:14
7. “I Am Secure” 4:00
8. “White City Fighting” 4:40
9. “Come to Mama” 4:40

Pete Townshend – vocals; guitar
John “Rabbit” Bundrick – keyboards
Tony Butler – bass guitar
Phil Chen – bass guitar
Chucho Merchan – bass guitar
Pino Palladino – bass guitar
Steve Barnacle – bass guitar
Mark Brzezicki – drums
Simon Phillips – drums
Clem Burke – drums
David Gilmour – guitar (tracks 1, 8)
Peter Hope-Evans – harmonica
Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Peter Thoms
Ewan Stewart – voice (spoken word)
Emma Townshend – backing vocals
Jackie Challenor – backing vocals
Mae McKenna – backing vocals
Lorenza Johnson – backing vocals
Justine Frischmann – backing vocals on “Night School”

Saturday 9/19/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Peter Gabriel – Us (1992)

Us is the sixth studio album by the English singer-songwriter and musician Peter Gabriel, released on 28 September 1992 by Real World Records. Following the release of his soundtrack album Passion in 1989, Gabriel started work on new material for a new album, his first since So, which became his biggest selling release. Gabriel focused on personal themes on Us, including his divorce in the late 1980s, his subsequent relationship with actress Rosanna Arquette, and the growing distance between himself and his first daughter.

Us was promoted with an early form of interactive multimedia software for Macintosh computers entitled Xplora1: Peter Gabriel’s Secret World, which featured several music videos from the album. The album was a worldwide chart success, reaching No. 2 in the UK and the US and the top-ten in twelve other countries. Four singles were released: “Digging in the Dirt”, “Steam”, “Blood of Eden”, and “Kiss That Frog”, with “Steam” reaching No. 10 in the UK. Gabriel supported the album with his Secret World Tour in 1993 and 1994 which was documented on the Secret World Live album and same-titled concert film, both released in 1994. Us was reissued in 2002 and 2010.

1. “Come Talk to Me” (with Sinéad O’Connor) 7:06
2. “Love to Be Loved” 5:18
3. “Blood of Eden” (with Sinéad O’Connor) 6:38
4. “Steam” 6:03
5. “Only Us” 6:30
6. “Washing of the Water” 3:52
7. “Digging in the Dirt” 5:18
8. “Fourteen Black Paintings” 4:38
9. “Kiss That Frog” 5:20
10. “Secret World” 7:03

Peter Gabriel – vocals (all tracks), keyboards (all tracks), triangle (track 1), programming (tracks 1, 2, 7–10), synth bass (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9, 10), percussion (tracks 2, 4, 9), valiha (track 2), horn arrangement (track 4), harmonica (track 9), Mexican flute (track 10)
Tony Levin – bass guitar (tracks 1–7 and 10)
David Rhodes – guitar (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7–10), twelve-string guitar (track 3), solo guitar (track 4)
Manu Katché – drums (tracks 1, 6, 7), electric drums (tracks 2, 4, 5, 10), percussion (track 10)
The Babacar Faye Drummers – sabar drums (tracks 1 and 4)
Doudou N’Diaye Rose – programming (tracks 1 and 10)
David Bottrill – programming (tracks 1–4, 7, 10), additional programming (tracks 5 and 9), studio engineer
Chris Ormston – bagpipes (track 1)
Daniel Lanois – shaker (track 1), guitar (tracks 1, 10), additional vocals (track 1), hi-hat (track 3), vocals (track 3), horn arrangements (track 4), dobro on (tracks 8, 10)
Richard Blair – additional verse keyboards (track 1), programming (tracks 4, 5, 7, 9), additional programming (tracks 2, 3)
Levon Minassian – duduk (tracks 1, 3, 8)
Sinéad O’Connor – vocals (tracks 1, 3)
Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble (Russian: Ансамбль Дмитрия Покровского) – vocals (track 1)
Hossam Ramzy – tabla (track 2), surdo (track 7)
Daryl Johnson – drums (track 2)
William Orbit – programming (track 2), additional programming (track 5)
Bill Dillon – guitar (tracks 2, 5)
Mark Rivera – alto saxophone (tracks 4, 6)
Brian Eno – additional keyboards (track 2)
L. Shankar – violin (tracks 2, 3, 5, 8)
Caroline Lavelle – cello (tracks 2, 6, 10), string arrangement (track 2)
Wil Malone – string arrangement (track 2, 6)
Jonny Dollar – string arrangement (track 2, 6)
Richard Evans – additional engineering (track 2), mix engineer (track 8), mandolin (track 8)
Gus Isidore – bridge guitar (track 3)
Richard Chappell – bridge section mix (track 3)
Leo Nocentelli – guitar (tracks 4, 7)
Tim Green – tenor saxophone (tracks 4, 6)
Reggie Houston – baritone saxophone (tracks 4, 6)
Renard Poché – trombone (tracks 4, 6)
Wayne Jackson – trumpet (track 4), cornet (track 6)
Kudsi Erguner – ney flute (track 5), shaker (track 4)
Ayub Ogada – vocals (track 5, 7)
Malcolm Burn – horn arrangement (track 6), additional synth cello (track 10), additional production ideas (track 10)
Mark Howard – horns recording (track 6)
Babacar Faye – djembe (tracks 7, 8)
Assane Thiam – tama (track 7), talking drum (track 8)
Peter Hammill – vocals (track 7)
Richard Macphail – vocals (track 7)
John Paul Jones – surdo (track 8), bass (track 8), keyboards (track 8)
Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble – additional percussion loop (track 9)
Manny Elias – Senegalese shakers (track 9)
Marilyn McFarlane – vocals (track 9)

Friday 9/18/2020 6pm ET: All Request Show Simulcast with Ron Kovacs

Friday 9/18/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed “The Boss”, he is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, his distinctive voice, and his lengthy and energetic stage performances—with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running at up to four hours in length. His artistic endeavors reflect both his personal growth and the zeitgeist of the times.

Springsteen’s recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born to Run (1975) and Born in the U.S.A. (1984) find pleasures in the struggles of daily American life. He has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. He has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999. In 2009, Springsteen was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in 2013 was named MusiCares person of the year, and in 2016 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He married Patti Scialfa in 1991, and the couple have had three children – Evan James, Jessica Rae and Sam Ryan.

Friday 9/18/2020 1am ET: Feature LP: 3 Doors Down – Away From The Sun (2002)

Away from the Sun is the second studio album recorded by American rock band 3 Doors Down, It was released by Universal Music Group on November 12, 2002. The singles released for the album were as follows: “When I’m Gone”, “The Road I’m On”, “Here Without You”, and “Away from the Sun”. The recording sessions took place during the summer of 2002 with producer and engineer Rick Parashar at London Bridge Studio, in Seattle, Washington. Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson performed live with the band during their premiere party in Biloxi for Away from the Sun. The album has sold eight million copies worldwide, including well over four million in the US alone.

1. “When I’m Gone” 4:21
2. “Away from the Sun” 3:53
3. “The Road I’m On” 3:59
4. “Ticket to Heaven” 3:27
5. “Running Out of Days” 3:31
6. “Here Without You” 3:58
7. “I Feel You” 4:07
8. “Dangerous Game” 3:36
9. “Changes” 3:56
10. “Going Down in Flames” 3:28
11. “Sarah Yellin'” 3:17
12. “This Time” 5:18

Brad Arnold – lead vocals
Matt Roberts – lead guitar, backing vocals
Chris Henderson – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Todd Harrell – bass guitar
Josh Freese – drums
Additional musicians

David Campbell – strings
Rick Hopkins – Hammond B3
Matthew Burgess – percussion

Zach Blackstone – assistant
David Campbell – string arrangements, orchestral arrangement, string conductor, concertmaster
Sandy Brummels – creative director
Steve Churchyard – engineer
Joel Derouin – concertmaster
Ted Jensen – mastering
Suzie Katayama – orchestra manager
Dean Maher – engineer, digital editing, mixing assistant
George Marino – mastering
Frank Ockenfels – photography
Geoff Ott – engineer, digital editing, overdub engineer
Rick Parashar – producer, engineer, digital editing
Bill Richards – product manager
Paul Silveira – mixing assistant
Honchol Sin – assistant engineer, assistant
Gordon Sran – assistant, overdub assistant
Randy Staub – mixing
Tom Sweeney – assistant engineer, assistant
Latif Tayour – assistant engineer, assistant, overdub assistant
Karen Walker – art direction, design

Friday 9/18/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Stevie Wonder – Hotter Than July (1980)

Hotter than July is the nineteenth studio album by American singer, songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder, originally released on Motown’s Tamla label on September 29, 1980. The recording sessions were primarily done at Wonderland Studios, which Wonder had recently acquired, in Los Angeles where he became responsible for writing, producing and arranging his own material for the new album.

Following the commercial and critical disappointment of Wonder’s Journey through the Secret Life of Plants, Wonder felt struggle at the turn of the new decade. He insisted to the media that Journey through the Secret Life of Plants was not as critically acclaimed as his albums during his “classic period” because of Motown’s weak promotion for the album.

Hotter than July peaked at number three on the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 3, 1981. It was Wonder’s most successful album in the UK, peaking at number two on the UK Albums Chart and producing four top ten singles there. The first, third and fourth single were released with music videos.

Hotter than July was nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Album at the 1982 American Music Awards. Writing for The Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004), J. D. Considine found the album “buoyantly tuneful” and said fans viewed it as a return to form after the commercial disappointment of Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants.

“Did I Hear You Say You Love Me” – 4:07
“All I Do” – 5:06
“Rocket Love” – 4:39
“I Ain’t Gonna Stand for It” – 4:39
“As If You Read My Mind” – 3:37
“Master Blaster (Jammin’)” – 5:07
“Do Like You” – 4:25
“Cash in Your Face” – 3:59
“Lately” – 4:05
“Happy Birthday” – 5:57

Stevie Wonder – vocals, synthesizer, drums, Fender Rhodes, bass guitar, clavinet, background vocals, ARP, vocoder, piano, harpsichord, celeste, keyboards, harmonica, cabasa, percussion, bells, handclaps, flute
Nathan Watts – bass guitar, background vocals
Benjamin Bridges – guitar, background vocals
Dennis Davis – drums on “Did I Hear You Say You Love Me,” “As If You Read My Mind” and “Master Blaster (Jammin’)”
Earl DeRouen – percussion, background vocals
Isaiah Sanders – keyboards, piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, background vocals
Hank Redd – saxophone, handclaps
Robert Malach – saxophone
Larry Gittens, Nolan A. Smith Jr. – trumpet
Paul Riser – string arrangement
Hank DeVito – steel guitar
Rick Zunigar – guitar
Angela Winbush, Mary Lee Whitney Evans, Susaye Greene Brown, Alexandra Brown Evans, Shirley Brewer, Eddie “Bongo” Brown, Charlie Collins, Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, Michael Jackson, Jamil Raheem, Betty Wright, Ronnie J. Wilson, Charles K. Wilson, Syreeta Wright, Marva Holcolm, Melody McCulley, Delores Barnes – background vocals
Stephanie Andrews, Bill Wolfer, Trevor Lawrence, Dennis Morrison, Kimberly Jackson – handclaps


Thursday 9/17/2020 11pm ET: Feature LP 2020: Seether – Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (2020)

Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum is the eighth studio album by South African rock band Seether. It was released on August 28, 2020 through Fantasy Records and was produced by lead vocalist Shaun Morgan. The album’s first single, “Dangerous”, was released ahead of the album in June 2020, as well as “Bruised and Bloodied” in July and “Beg” in August

1. “Dead and Done” 3:27
2. “Bruised and Bloodied” 3:37
3. “Wasteland” 3:59
4. “Dangerous” 3:49
5. “Liar” 4:18
6. “Can’t Go Wrong” 3:47
7. “Buried in the Sand” 4:17
8. “Let It Go” 4:08
9. “Failure” 3:51
10. “Beg” 3:40
11. “Drift Away” 4:52
12. “Pride Before the Fall” 4:12
13. “Written in Stone” 3:37

Shaun Morgan – lead vocals, guitar, production
Dale Stewart – bass
Corey Lowery – guitar, vocals, engineering
John Humphrey – drums
Additional personnel

Matt Hyde – engineering, mixing
Ted Jensen – mastering
Matt Marshall – A&R
Shawn Coss – artwork
Florian Mihr – package design

Thursday 9/17/2020 10pm ET: Feature LP 2020: Marilyn Manson – We Are Chaos (2020)

We Are Chaos (stylized in all caps) is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released on September 11, 2020 by Loma Vista Recordings and Concord Music. It was produced by Manson himself and Shooter Jennings.

Upon release, the album received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 80 based on nine reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews”, the highest score for any of the band’s albums. Album of the Year collected 12 reviews and calculated an average of 82 out of 100. Aggregator AnyDecentMusic? gave the album 7.9 out of 10, based on their assessment of the critical consensus.

Consequence of Sound said the production, musicianship and songwriting found on the album was among the best of the band’s entire discography. Clash described it as a concise record, noting the absence of filler, and said that despite being disparate musicians, Manson and Jennings have “created, if not perfected, a rousing ballad of angst for the Millennials.” NME also complimented the collaboration between the two, praising Manson for focusing more on songwriting than “spectacle” with the album’s lyrics while saying that Jennings’s production resulted in the record being a “stately and varied listen with subtlety to match the spookiness.” They went on to describe it as Manson’s “most human work so far.”

Similarly, Metal Hammer described the lyrics on the record as “more wounded and emotionally raw than [Manson has] ever been”, while Kerrang! said the production evokes a “sense of stateliness at times” and a “sleazy rock club stench at others”, and complimented Manson’s “razor-sharp lyrical tongue”. They went on to say of the album: “It’s not pared back, but WE ARE CHAOS is a less immediately antagonistic and forward prospect than [the band’s] recent output. But that’s a good thing that’s been mastered to darkly brilliant effect here. Unexpected, bold and artistic, Manson remains an artist it is dangerous to underestimate.”

Both and The Oakland Press dubbed it the album of the week.

1. “Red Black and Blue” 5:03
2. “We Are Chaos” 4:00
3. “Don’t Chase the Dead” 4:17
4. “Paint You with My Love” 4:29
5. “Half-Way & One Step Forward” 3:16
6. “Infinite Darkness” 4:15
7. “Perfume” 3:33
8. “Keep My Head Together” 3:49
9. “Solve Coagula” 4:22
10. “Broken Needle” 5:23
11. “We Are Chaos” (acoustic version) 4:05
12. “Broken Needle” (acoustic version) 5:21

Marilyn Manson – songwriting, vocals, instrumentation, production and artwork
Shooter Jennings – songwriting, instrumentation and production
Juan Alderete – bass
Jamie Douglass – drums
Ted Russell Kamp – bass
Brandon Pertzborn – drums
Aubrey Richmond – fiddle
John Schreffler – guitars, pedal steel guitar
Paul Wiley – guitars

Tony Ciulla – management
Christopher Leckie – layout design
Steve Olmon – session assistant
Mark Rains – engineering
David Spreng – engineering, additional instrumentation, “second layer additional mix”

Thursday 9/17/2020 9pm ET: Feature LP 2020: Old 97’s – Twelfth (2020)

Old 97’s is an American alternative country band from Dallas, Texas. Formed in 1993, they have since released twelve studio albums, two full extended plays, shared split duty on another, and have one live album. Their most recent release is Twelfth.

They are recognized as pioneers of the alt-country movement during the mid-to-late 1990s, along with Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, Whiskeytown, The Jayhawks, and The Bottle Rockets.

Lead vocalist and primary songwriter Rhett Miller has described the band’s style as “loud folk”.

The Old 97’s announced that their next studio album, aptly named Twelfth, is set for release August 21, 2020, by ATO Records. The twelve tracks were produced by Vance Powell, who produced Graveyard Whistling. The band noted that the recording sessions in Nashville started on the night of a deadly tornado outbreak and right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Here are the tracks featured in tonight’s installment of Feature LP 2020.

1 The Dropouts 03:44
2 This House Got Ghosts 03:46
3 Turn Off the TV 02:44
4 I Like You Better 04:41
5 Happy Hour 04:10
6 Belmont Hotel 02:46
7 Confessional Boxing 03:12
8 Diamonds on Neptune 03:07
9 Our Year 04:03
10 Bottle Rocket Baby 03:27
11 Absence (What We’ve Got) 03:21
12 Why Don’t We Ever Say We’re Sorry 03:36


Thursday 9/17/2020 6pm ET: Top 50 Summer Hits of 1969 with Ron Kovacs

Thursday 9/17/2020 4pm ET: Top 30 Summer Hits 1967 with Don Bombard

Thursday 9/17/2020 2pm ET: Tina Turner Collection

Another installment of the Tina Turner Collection

What’s Love Got to Do with It is the eighth solo studio album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone in 1993. It was the soundtrack album for the 1993 Tina Turner biographical film of the same name, which was released by Touchstone Pictures the same year.

1. “I Don’t Wanna Fight” 6:06
2. “Rock Me Baby” (1993 version) 3:57
3. “Disco Inferno” 4:03
4. “Why Must We Wait Until Tonight” 5:53
5. “Nutbush City Limits” (1993 version) 3:19
6. “(Darlin’) You Know I Love You” (1993 version) 4:27
7. “Proud Mary” (1993 version) 5:25
8. “A Fool in Love” (1993 version) 2:54
9. “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” (1993 version) 2:49
10. “Stay Awhile” 4:50
11. “I Might Have Been Queen” (1993 version) 4:20
12. “What’s Love Got to Do with It” 3:49



Thursday 9/17/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Faith Hill

Audrey Faith McGraw (née Perry; born September 21, 1967), known professionally as Faith Hill, is an American singer and record producer. She is one of the most successful country music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

Hill’s first two albums, Take Me as I Am (1993) and It Matters to Me (1995), were major successes and placed a combined three number ones on Billboard’s country charts. She then achieved mainstream and crossover success with her next two albums, Faith (1998) and Breathe (1999). Faith spawned her first international success in early 1998, “This Kiss”, while Breathe became one of the best-selling country albums of all time, led by the huge crossover success of the songs “Breathe” and “The Way You Love Me”. It had massive sales worldwide and earned Hill three Grammy Awards.

In 2001, she recorded “There You’ll Be” for the Pearl Harbor soundtrack and it became an international success and her best-selling single in Europe. Hill’s next two albums, Cry (2002) and Fireflies (2005), were both commercial successes; the former spawned another crossover single, “Cry”, which won Hill a Grammy Award, and the latter produced the singles “Mississippi Girl” and “Like We Never Loved at All”, which earned her another Grammy Award.

Hill has won five Grammy Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, six American Music Awards, and several other awards. Her Soul2Soul II Tour 2006 with McGraw became the highest-grossing country tour of all time. In 2001, she was named one of the “30 Most Powerful Women in America” by Ladies Home Journal. In 2009, Billboard named her as the No. 1 Adult Contemporary artist of the 2000s decade and also as the 39th best artist. From 2007 to 2012, Hill was the voice of NBC Sunday Night Football’s intro song. Hill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019. Hill is married to American singer Tim McGraw, with whom she has recorded several duets.