Category: Feature Artist

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

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

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.

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.

 

Wednesday 9/16/2020 4pm ET: Tina Turner Collection (Twenty Four Seven)

Twenty Four Seven is the tenth and final solo studio album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone/Virgin on October 28, 1999. It is Turner’s last studio album before her retirement from recording.

The album was produced by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling, the team behind Cher’s Believe, Johnny Douglas (Kylie Minogue, George Michael, All Saints etc.), Terry Britten and Absolute, best known for their work with British pop acts like Lisa Stansfield, Will Young, Atomic Kitten, Gareth Gates, and S Club 7. Bryan Adams guests on both the title track and “Without You”.

In 2000 the album was released as a limited edition special pack with a bonus disc including live recordings from Turner’s 60th birthday celebration in London in November 1999 as well as the promo videos for “When the Heartache Is Over” and “Whatever You Need”.

Twenty Four Seven is Turner’s last full-length studio album before her retirement from recording.

1. “Whatever You Need” 4:49
2. “All the Woman” 4:03
3. “When the Heartache Is Over” 3:44
4. “Absolutely Nothing’s Changed” 3:43
5. “Talk to My Heart” 5:08
6. “Don’t Leave Me This Way” 4:19
7. “Go Ahead” 4:20
8. “Without You” 4:06
9. “Falling” 4:21
10. “I Will Be There” 4:37
11. “Twenty Four Seven” 3:47

Tina Turner – lead vocals
Background vocals – Tracy Ackerman, Bryan Adams, Terry Britten
Acoustic guitar – Pete Lincoln
Bass guitar – Pino Palladino
Guitar – Terry Britten, Phil Hudson, Milton McDonald, Phil Palmer, Adam Phililps, Alan Ross
Harmonica – Peter Hope-Evans
Horns – Duncan Mackay, Mike Stevens, Nichol Thompson
Other instrumentation – Absolute, Marcus Brown, Dave Clews, Johnny Douglas, Graham Stack, Mark Taylor
Keyboards – Mark Taylor
Programming – Bruno Bridges
Strings – The London Musicians Orchestra
Trumpet – Steve Sidwell

Wednesday 9/16/2020 3pm ET: Feature Artist: Lita Ford


Lita Rossana Ford (born 19 September 1958) is an English-born American heavy metal guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. She was the lead guitarist for the Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a successful solo career in the 1980s. The 1989 single “Close My Eyes Forever”, a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, remains Ford’s most successful song, reaching No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Wednesday 9/16/2020 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Righteous Brothers

The Righteous Brothers were originally an American musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. They began performing together in 1962 in the Los Angeles area as part of a five-member group called the Paramours,[1] but adopted the name “The Righteous Brothers” when they embarked on their recording career as a duo. Their most active recording period was in the 1960s and 70s, and although the duo was inactive for some years, Hatfield and Medley reunited in 1981 and continued to perform until Hatfield’s death in 2003. The music they performed is sometimes dubbed “blue-eyed soul”.

Hatfield and Medley had contrasting vocal ranges, which helped them to create a distinctive sound as a duet, but also strong vocal talent individually that allowed them to perform as soloists. Medley sang the low parts with his bass-baritone voice, with Hatfield taking the higher register vocals with his tenor voice.

They had their first major hit with the 1964 song “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”, produced by Phil Spector and often considered one of his finest works. Other notable hits include “Ebb Tide”, “Soul and Inspiration”, “Rock and Roll Heaven”, and in particular, their version of “Unchained Melody”. Both Hatfield and Medley also had for a time their own solo careers. In 2016, Medley re-formed The Righteous Brothers with Bucky Heard and they continue to perform as a duo.

The Righteous Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Rolling Stone ranked them No. 16 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time.

Hatfield died at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 5, 2003. He was found by Bill Medley and the Righteous Brothers’ road manager Dusty Hanvey. A security guard let them into Hatfield’s room after he had failed to show up at the concert venue when expected. He apparently died in his sleep, hours before a scheduled Righteous Brothers concert. In January 2004, a toxicology report concluded that cocaine use had precipitated a fatal heart attack. The initial autopsy found that Hatfield had advanced coronary disease. The medical examiner stated that “in this case, there was already a significant amount of blockage in the coronary arteries.”

 

Wednesday 9/16/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Trish Yearwood

Patricia Lynn Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is an American country recording artist, actress, author, television personality, and celebrity chef. She rose to fame with her 1991 debut single “She’s in Love with the Boy”, which became a number one hit on the Billboard country singles chart. Its corresponding self-titled debut album would sell over two million copies. Yearwood continued a series of major country hits during the early to mid-1990s, including “Walkaway Joe” (1992), “The Song Remembers When” (1993), “XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl)” (1994), “Believe Me Baby (I Lied)” (1996) and “How Do I Live” (1997).

Yearwood’s 1997 single “How Do I Live” reached number two on the country singles chart and was internationally successful. It appeared on her first compilation (Songbook) A Collection of Hits (1997). The album certified quadruple-platinum in the United States and featured the hits “In Another’s Eyes” and “Perfect Love”. Yearwood had a string of commercial successes over the next several years including the hit singles “There Goes My Baby” and “I Would’ve Loved You Anyway”. She released her tenth studio record Jasper County in 2005, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the top ten of the Billboard 200. It would become her fastest-selling album in the United States. Yearwood signed with Big Machine Records in 2007 and released the critically acclaimed Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love the same year.

Yearwood spent several years on hiatus from her own musical career to focus on other projects. She published three successful cookbooks, which appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list. In 2012, she began a culinary television series on the Food Network called Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, which later won a Daytime Emmy Award. Yearwood has sold over 15 million records worldwide, her work has earned her several awards and nominations, including three Grammy Awards, three awards from the Academy of Country Music, and three awards from the Country Music Association. Yearwood has also been a cast member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1999.

 

Wednesday 9/16/2020 10am ET: Feature Artist: The Tubes


The Tubes are a San Francisco-based rock band. Their eponymous 1975 debut album included the single “White Punks on Dope,” while their 1983 single “She’s a Beauty” was a top-10 U.S. hit and its music video was frequently played in the early days of MTV. The band also performed in the 1980 film Xanadu, singing the rock portion of the cross-genre song “Dancin'” opposite a big band.

Tuesday 9/15/2020 4pm ET: Tina Turner Collection (Foreign Affair / Wildest Dreams)

Foreign Affair is the seventh solo studio album by Tina Turner, released on Capitol Records September 13, 1989. It was Turner’s third album release after her massively successful global comeback five years earlier, and although the album was not a major success in Turner’s native United States, it was a huge international success in Europe. The album reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, her first number one album there. The album includes the single “The Best” which has gone on to become one of Turner’s best-known songs.

1. “Steamy Windows” 4:03
2. “The Best” 5:30
3. “You Know Who (Is Doing You Know What)” 3:45
4. “Undercover Agent for the Blues” 5:20
5. “Look Me in the Heart” 3:46
6. “Be Tender with Me Baby” 4:18
7. “You Can’t Stop Me Loving You” 4:00
8. “Ask Me How I Feel” 4:46
9. “Falling Like Rain” 4:03
10. “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” 4:20
11. “Not Enough Romance” 4:04
12. “Foreign Affair” 4:27

Wildest Dreams is the ninth solo studio album by Tina Turner, released on Parlophone/Virgin on April 22, 1996 earning double platinum certifications in the United Kingdom and in Europe.

1. “Do What You Do” 4:23
2. “Whatever You Want” 4:52
3. “Missing You” 4:36
4. “On Silent Wings” 6:12
5. “Thief of Hearts” 4:05
6. “In Your Wildest Dreams” 5:33
7. “GoldenEye” (Single edit) 3:27
8. “Confidential” 4:39
9. “Something Beautiful Remains” 4:20
10. “All Kinds of People” 4:43
11. “Unfinished Sympathy” 4:30
12. “Dancing in My Dreams/Something Beautiful Remains 6:09

 

 

Monday 9/14/2020 2pm ET: Tina Turner Collection (Private Dancer)

Private Dancer is the fifth solo studio album by Tina Turner. It was released by Capitol Records in May 1984, and was her first album released through the label. Recording sessions for the album took place at several studios in England and was overseen by four different production teams, including Rupert Hine, and Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh of Heaven 17. A radical departure from the rhythm and blues sound Turner had performed with her former husband and performing partner Ike Turner, the tracks in the album are a mixture of uptempos and ballads, inspired by pop and rock genres; it also features elements of smooth jazz and R&B.

After several challenging years of going solo after divorcing Ike, Private Dancer propelled Turner into becoming a viable solo star, as well as one of the most marketable crossover singers in the recording industry. It became a worldwide commercial success, earning multi-platinum certifications in Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. To date, it remains her best-selling album in North America. Private Dancer produced seven singles, including “What’s Love Got to Do with It”, “Better Be Good to Me”, “Private Dancer”, and “Let’s Stay Together”. Positively received by critics on release for Turner’s ability to give energy and raw emotion to slickly-produced professional pop/rock songs; its long term legacy is that the softening of her raw Southern soul style produced a “landmark” in the “evolution of pop-soul music”. The album was promoted throughout 1985 in a 177-date worldwide tour entitled the Private Dancer Tour.

In 2020, the album was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

1. “I Might Have Been Queen” 4:10
2. “What’s Love Got to Do with It” 3:48
3. “Show Some Respect” 3:18
4. “I Can’t Stand the Rain” 3:41
5. “Private Dancer” 7:11
6. “Let’s Stay Together” 5:16
7. “Better Be Good to Me” 5:11
8. “Steel Claw” 3:48
9. “Help!” 4:30
10. “1984” 3:09

2015 30th Anniversary Edition bonus disc
1. “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)” (with B.E.F.)
2. “I Wrote a Letter” (“Let’s Stay Together” B-side)
3. “Rock ‘n Roll Widow” (“Help” B-side)
4. “Don’t Rush the Good Things” (“What’s Love Got to Do with It” B-side)
5. “When I Was Young” (“Better Be Good to Me” B-side)
6. “Keep Your Hands Off My Baby” (“Private Dancer” B-side)
7. “Tonight” (Live with David Bowie) (Live at The NEC, Birmingham)
8. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married” (Live)
9. “What’s Love Got to Do with It” (Extended 12″ Remix)
10. “Better Be Good to Me” (Extended 12″ Remix) (edit)
11. “I Can’t Stand the Rain” (Extended 12″ Remix)
12. “Show Some Respect” (Extended Mix)
13. “We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)” (Single Edit)
14. “One of the Living” (Single Remix)
15. “It’s Only Love” (with Bryan Adams)

Tina Turner – lead vocals (all tracks), background vocals (1, 7, 8)
Gary Barnacle – saxophone (6)
Jeff Beck – guitar (5, 8)
Terry Britten – guitar (2, 3, 4), background vocals (2, 3)
Graham Broad – drums (4)
Alex Brown – background vocals (9)
John Carter – percussion (5)
Leon “Ndugu” Chancler – drums (9)
Alan Clark – keyboards (5, 8), percussion (5)
Mel Collins – saxophone (5)
David Cullen – string arrangements (10)
Cy Curnin – background vocals (1, 7)
Jullian Diggle – percussion (5)
David Ervin – synthesizer, programming (9)
Gwen Evans – background vocals (9)
Charles Fearing – guitar (9)
Wilton Felder – bass guitar (9), saxophone (9)
Nick Glennie-Smith – keyboards (2, 3, 4)
Glenn Gregory – background vocals (6, 10)
Rupert Hine – bass guitar (1, 7), keyboards (1, 7), percussion, programming (1, 7), background vocals (1, 7)
Graham Jarvis – Oberheim DX (2, 3)
John Illsley – bass guitar (5, 8)
Hal Lindes – guitar (5, 8)
Billy Livsey – keyboards (2, 3)
Trevor Morais – drums (1, 7)
Simon Morton – percussion (2)
Tessa Niles – background vocals (2, 3)
Frank Ricotti – percussion (6)
Ray Russell – guitar (6)
Joe Sample – synthesizer (9), piano (9)
David T. Walker – guitar (9)
Martyn Ware – programming, electronic drums (6, 10), arrangements (6, 10), background vocals (6, 10)
Greg Walsh – programming (6, 10), arrangements (6, 10)
Jamie West-Oram – guitar (1, 7)
Jessica Williams – background vocals (9)
Terry Williams – drums (5, 8)
Nick Plytas – piano, synthesizer (6, 10)
Richie Zito – guitar (8)

Monday 9/14/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge is an American musical vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim, and Kathy Sledge. The siblings achieved international success at the height of the disco era. In 1979, they released their breakthrough album We Are Family, which peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 and included the 1979 US top-10 singles “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “We Are Family”. A third single, “Lost in Music”, reached the US top 40. “We Are Family” earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Their other US singles include a 1982 remake of Mary Wells’ 1964 hit “My Guy”, “Mama Never Told Me” (1973), and “Thinking of You” (1984), before reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart with the song “Frankie” in 1985. Remixed versions of three of their singles in 1993 returned them to the UK Top 20. Although Kathy undertook a solo career in 1989, she continued to tour with the group (with Kathy occasionally rejoining for one-off performances and several releases in the 1990s). In 2015, Sister Sledge performed for Pope Francis at the World Festival of Families in Philadelphia.

 

Saturday 9/12/2020 6pm ET: Tina Turner Collection

Break Every Rule is the sixth solo studio album by Tina Turner, released through Capitol Records in 1986. It was the follow-up to Turner’s globally successful comeback album, Private Dancer, released two years earlier.

1. “Typical Male” 4:18
2. “What You Get Is What You See” 4:31
3. “Two People” 4:11
4. “Till the Right Man Comes Along” 4:11
5. “Afterglow” 4:30
6. “Girls” 4:56
7. “Back Where You Started” 4:27
8. “Break Every Rule” 4:02
9. “Overnight Sensation” 4:40
10. “Paradise Is Here” 5:35
11. “I’ll Be Thunder” 5:21

Tina Turner – lead vocals, backing vocals (8, 11)
Nick Glennie-Smith – keyboards (1–6), string arrangements (4)
Billy Livsey – keyboards (3)
Steve Winwood – synthesizer solo (5)
Bryan Adams – acoustic piano (7), guitar (7), backing vocals (7)
Tommy Mandel – Hammond organ (7)
Rupert Hine – all instruments (8, 11), arrangements (8, 11), backing vocals (8, 11)
Guy Fletcher – keyboards (9, 10)
Albert Boekholt – programming (9, 10)
Terry Britten – guitar (1–6), bass guitar (1–6), backing vocals (1, 3, 4), programming (2, 4, 5)
Graham Lyle – mandolin (2)
Keith Scott – lead guitar (7)
Jamie West-Oram – guitar (8, 11)
Mark Knopfler – guitar (9, 10)
Dave Taylor – bass guitar (7)
Eric Clapton – guitars (2)
Micky Feat – bass guitar (9)
Phil Collins – drums (1, 6)
Jack Bruno – drums (3, 5)
Mickey Curry – drums (7)
Jamie Lane – drums (9)
Garry Katell – percussion (6)
Jim Vallance – percussion (7)
Frank Ricotti – percussion (9, 10)
Tim Cappello – saxophone solo (1)
Branford Marsalis – soprano saxophone (10)
Tessa Niles – backing vocals (1, 4, 5)
Samantha Brown – backing vocals (10)
Margo Buchanan – backing vocals (10)
Jimmy Chambers – backing vocals (10)
George Chandler – backing vocals (10)

Terry Britten – producer (1–6)
Bryan Adams – producer (7)
Bob Clearmountain – producer (7), engineer (7), mixing (7)
Rupert Hine – producer (8, 11)
Mark Knopfler – producer (9, 10)
Neil Dorfsman – producer (9, 10), engineer (9, 10)
Richard Elen – sound designer (1–6)
John Hudson – engineer (1–6), mixing (1–6)
Stephen W. Tayler – engineer (8, 11), mixing (8, 11)
Mike Ging – assistant engineer (1–6)
Paul Hamilton – assistant engineer (7)
Mark McKenna – assistant engineer (7)
Richard Moakes – assistant engineer (7, 9, 10)
Steve Rinkoff – assistant engineer (7)
Andrew Scarth – assistant engineer (8, 11)
Stephen Marcussen – mastering at Precision Lacquer (Hollywood, California).
Stylorouge – design
Herb Ritts – photography
Jenni Bolton – stylist, personal assistant
Phyllis Cohen – make-up
Roger Davies – director, management
Keith Dean – management
Lindsey Scott – management

Friday 9/11/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Everclear

Everclear is an American rock band formed in Portland, Oregon, in 1991. The band was formed by Art Alexakis, the band’s lead songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist; and for most of the band’s height of popularity, consisted of Craig Montoya on bass guitar and Greg Eklund on drums. After the limited release of their independently released debut album, World of Noise, the band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records: Sparkle and Fade, So Much for the Afterglow, and Songs from an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile, which were all certified platinum in sales. However, the following two albums Songs from an American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude and Slow Motion Daydream, were not as well received, and as sales suffered, Montoya and Eklund left the band shortly after in 2003.

After a brief stint of solo performances, Alexakis decided to push forward with the Everclear name, finding new musicians to perform with and releasing two more albums, Welcome to the Drama Club and Invisible Stars. In 2012, Alexakis started a 1990s nostalgia tour, named the Summerland Tour, which occurs every summer with Everclear and other 1990s alternative rock bands. In April 2015, the band released a ninth studio album, entitled Black is the New Black.

 

Thursday 9/10/2020 2pm ET: Tina Turner Collection

Love Explosion is Tina Turner’s fourth solo studio album, released late 1979 on the EMI label in the Europe, Ariola Records in West Germany and United Artists Records in the UK. Italy and South Africa followed in early 1980. The album was not released in the United States. It was her second solo album released after she left husband Ike Turner and the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Love Explosion failed to chart, so Turner lost her recording contract. It would be her last album until the critically acclaimed Private Dancer in 1984.

1. “Love Explosion” 5:55
2. “Fool For Your Love” 3:24
3. “Sunset on Sunset” 3:35
4. “Music Keeps Me Dancin'” 3:49
5. “I See Home” 5:19
6. “Backstabbers” 3:34
7. “Just a Little Lovin'” 3:12
8. “You Got What I’m Gonna Get” 3:08
9. “On the Radio” 3:49

Tina Turner – vocals
Jean-Claude Chavanat – guitar
Tony Bonfils – bass guitar
Bernard Arcadio – keyboards
André Ceccarelli – drums
Emmanuel “Manu” Roche – percussion
George Young, Lawrence Feldman, Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
Lew Del Gatto – baritone saxophone
Barry Rogers, David Taylor, Tom Malone, Wayne Andre – trombone
Alan Rubin, Randy Brecker – trumpet
George Marge – oboe
Arthur Simms, Stephanie de Sykes, Stevie Lange, Vicki Brown – background vocals
The Pat Halling String Ensemble – strings
Georges Rodi – synthesizer, programming