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Tuesday 11pm ET: Feature LP: Alabama – For The Record (1998)

For the Record is a 44-track greatest hits package released by the American country music band Alabama.

The album chronicles the biggest hits from Alabama released between 1980 and 1998. The lineup includes all 33 of their Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks No. 1 singles, as well as other songs which reached number one on the former Radio & Records (now Mediabase) charts; each of the non-Billboard No. 1 hits made the top 5 on that chart.

Three new tracks are also included. Of these, “How Do You Fall in Love” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in late 1998. The follow-up single, “Keepin’ Up”, reached the Top 20 in early 1999, while “Five O’Clock 500” was not released as a single.

All of the greatest hits are presented in their single/radio edit forms; in some cases, the songs were nearly two minutes shorter than their original album versions.

“Five O’Clock 500” – 3:36
“Keepin’ Up” – 3:05A
“How Do You Fall in Love” – 3:00
“Tennessee River” – 3:02
“Why Lady Why” – 3:09
“Old Flame” – 3:10
“Feels So Right” – 3:35
“Love in the First Degree” – 3:18
“Mountain Music” – 3:38
“Take Me Down” – 3:43
“Close Enough to Perfect” –3:33
“Dixieland Delight” – 3:56
“The Closer You Get” – 3:37
“Lady Down on Love” – 3:57
“Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)” – 3:43
“When We Make Love” – 3:36
“If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” – 3:22
“(There’s A) Fire in the Night” – 3:57
“There’s No Way” – 4:11
“40 Hour Week (For a Livin’)” – 3:18
“Can’t Keep a Good Man Down” – 3:39
“She and I” – 3:34
“Touch Me When We’re Dancing” – 3:41
“”You’ve Got” the Touch” – 4:15
“Face to Face” – 3:00
“Fallin’ Again” – 3:59
“Song of the South” – 3:11
“If I Had You” – 3:33
“High Cotton” – 3:00
“Southern Star” – 3:08
“Jukebox in My Mind” – 3:39
“Forever’s as Far as I’ll Go” – 3:33
“Down Home” – 3:27
“Here We Are” – 2:51
“Then Again” – 3:43
“Born Country” – 3:19
“I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)” – 2:48
“Once Upon a Lifetime” – 4:13
“Hometown Honeymoon” – 3:18
“Reckless” – 3:19
“Give Me One More Shot” – 3:29
“She Ain’t Your Ordinary Girl” – 2:53
“In Pictures” – 3:33
“Sad Lookin’ Moon” – 3:33

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on The Sounds of The 80s we feature tunes from:  Leslie Pearl, Whitesnake, Chicago, Pretenders, David Bowie, Pebbles, Wham!, Erasure, Billy Idol, Alabama, John Mellencamp and more . . . 

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Toto, Kenny Loggins, Prince, Dan Fogelberg, Gloria Estefan, Robin Williams, Blues Brothers, Elton John, Billy Joel, Peter Cetera, Alabama, Romeo Void and more . . .

Tuesday 8pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2001

More music from 2001 – featuring Colin Hay, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, U2, Bee Gees, Alabama, Gloria Estefan, Steve Forbert, Smash Mouth, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Trace Adkins, Craig David and more…

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Alabama Top 50 Hits

Alabama is an American country and Southern rock band formed in Fort Payne, Alabama, in 1969. The band was founded by Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass guitar, background vocals). They were soon joined by their other cousin, Jeff Cook (lead guitar, fiddle, and keyboards). First operating under the name Wildcountry, the group toured the Southeast bar circuit in the early 1970s, and began writing original songs. They changed their name to Alabama in 1977 and following the chart success of two singles, were approached by RCA Records for a record deal.

Alabama’s biggest success came in the 1980s, where the band had over 27 number one hits, seven multi-platinum albums and received numerous awards. Alabama’s first single on RCA Records, “Tennessee River”, began a streak of 21 number one singles, including “Love in the First Degree” (1981), “Mountain Music” (1982), “Dixieland Delight” (1983), “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” (1984) and “Song of the South” (1988). The band’s popularity waned slightly in the 1990s although they continued to produce hit singles and multi-platinum album sales. Alabama disbanded in 2003 following a farewell tour and two albums of inspirational music but reunited in 2010 and have continued to record and tour worldwide.

The band’s blend of traditional country music and Southern rock combined with elements of gospel, and pop music gave it a crossover appeal that helped lead to their success. They also toured extensively and incorporated production elements such as lighting and “sets” inspired by rock concerts into their shows. The band has over 30 number one country records on the Billboard charts to their credit and have sold over 75 million records, making them the most successful band in country music history. AllMusic credited the band with popularizing the idea of a country band and wrote that “It’s unlikely that any other country group will be able to surpass the success of Alabama.” – Wikipedia

1 Mountain Music
1 Dixieland Delight
3 When We Make Love
4 Love in the First Degree
5 Take Me Down
6 Feels So Right
7 The Closer You Get
8 Lady Down on Love
9 Forever’s as Far as I’ll Go
10 God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You (Feat. ‘N Sync)
11 There’s No Way
12 Then Again
13 Close Enough to Perfect
14 Keepin’ Up
15 How Do You Fall in Love
16 Tennessee River
17 Old Flame
18 Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)
19 If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)
20 (There’s A) Fire in the Night
21 40 Hour Week (For a Livin’)
22 Can’t Keep a Good Man Down
23 She and I
24 Touch Me When We’re Dancing
25 You’ve Got the Touch
26 Face to Face
27 Fallin’ Again
28 Song of the South
29 If I Had You
30 High Cotton
31 Southern Star
32 Jukebox in My Mind
33 Down Home
34 I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)
35 Reckless
36 She Ain’t Your Ordinary Girl
37 Sad Lookin’ Moon
38 Why Lady Why
39 Born Country
40 Take a Little Trip
41 Hometown Honeymoon
42 Pass It On Down
43 Here We Are
44 Once Upon a Lifetime
45 Give Me One More Shot
46 In Pictures
47 Dancin’, Shaggin’ on the Boulevard
48 T.L.C. A.S.A.P.
49 Tar Top
50 We Can’t Love Like This Anymore

Friday 12pm: Songs of The States

We start with Alabama as we feature the music about the states.  Join us every Monday thru Friday at noon.  How many versions of Sweet Home Alabama will be played?  

Alabama is a state in the United States. Its capital city is Montgomery. The largest city is Birmingham. It became a state in 1819.


Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrpjuly416If you missed my archive show this past Thursday – I’ll have a brand new 4th of July celebration today at noon.  We feature music from artists:  Frank A. Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Guy Mitchel, Robert Merrill, Fred Warring, Merle Haggard, Guess Who, John Cougar Mellencamp, Pete Seeger, Alabama, Chuck Berry and many more.  12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.