Tag: America

Saturday 2/12/22 11am ET: Feature LP: America – Holiday (1974)

Holiday is the fourth studio album by the American folk rock band America, released on the Warner Bros. Records label on June 26, 1974. The album was produced in London by longtime Beatles record producer George Martin, the first of seven consecutive albums he produced with America.

The album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 3 on the Billboard album chart and being certified gold by the RIAA. It produced two hit singles: “Tin Man” reached number 4 on the Billboard singles chart and went to number 1 on the adult contemporary chart; and “Lonely People” which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard singles chart and also hit number 1 on the adult contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including “Baby It’s Up To You” and “Another Try”. The album was also released on Quadrophonic reel-to-reel tape for 4-channel enthusiasts.

  1. “Miniature” 1:12
  2. “Tin Man” 3:27
  3. “Another Try” 3:16
  4. “Lonely People” 2:27
  5. “Glad to See You” 3:42
  6. “Mad Dog” 2:39
  7. “Hollywood” 2:49
  8. “Baby It’s Up to You” 2:24
  9. “You” 2:25
  10. “Old Man Took” 3:10
  11. “What Does It Matter” 2:18
  12. “In the Country” 2:58

Dewey Bunnell – vocals, guitars
Gerry Beckley – vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass
Dan Peek – vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards
Willie Leacox – drums, percussion
George Martin – producer, arranger, keyboards

Monday 1/17/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 15

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We complete letter S and begin our travels into T.

1pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/14/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 14

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the letter S.

1pm to 4pm ET

Thursday 1/13/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 13

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter R and start with S into T.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 1/12/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 12

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter N and start with O into R and feature music from: Hurricane Smith, Shocking Blue, Rod Stewart, Spinners, America, Three Dog Night, Eagles, Jackson Browne, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Jim Croce, Lighthouse, Clarence Carter, Allman Brothers Band and many more.

12pm to 6pm ET

Tuesday 1/11/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 11

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter M and start with N and feature music from: Paul McCartney & Wings, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Steeleye Span, America, Pink Floyd, Tufano & Giammarese, Queen, Michael Jackson, Sweet, Doobie Brothers and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Friday 12/31/21 3pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 4

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with land complete letter D with music from: BW Stevenson, Diana Ross, Aerosmith, America, Who, Shocking Blue, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Queen, Peter Frampton, Paul Kelly, James Brown, Electric Light Orchestra, Miracles and many more.

3pm to 6pm ET

Thursday 12/30/21 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 3

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with letter C and start D with music from: Spinners, Byrds, Buckingham Nicks, Led Zeppelin, America, King Harvest, Chicago, Joe Walsh, Doobie Brothers, Elton John, War, Helen Reddy, Who, Jimmy Buffett, Anne Murray, Archie Bell and The Drells and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Tuesday 5/18/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown : America Top 30 Hits

America is an American rock group who have released sixteen studio albums, four live albums and seven compilation albums, including a holiday album. They have also issued 47 singles, including two Billboard Hot 100 and three Adult Contemporary number ones.

America’s best-known song is their 1972 debut single, “A Horse with No Name”. It was the lead-off single to their self-titled debut album. The song became their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and was also a Top 5 hit in the United Kingdom, where it reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, America had charted eleven Top 40 singles in the United States. However, in the 1990s, their popularity began to fade. They have not had a Billboard charted single in the United States since 1984, though “Young Moon” charted in Germany in 1994, peaking at number 59 on the country’s Media Control Charts along with hitting #33 on the Radio & Records AC Airplay Top 40 charts. Additionally, in 1998 “From a Moving Train” charted on the Radio & Records AC Airplay Top 40 chart for six weeks and peaked at number 25 and “Winter Wonderland” peaked on the same chart at number 26 in 2002.

1A Horse with No Name
2Ventura Highway
3Sister Golden Hair
4You Can Do Magic
5Tin Man
6I Need You
7Daisy Jane
8Lonely People
9The Border
10Today’s the Day
11Don’t Cross the River
12Woman Tonight
13Muskrat Love
14Right Before Your Eyes
15Amber Cascades
16Young Moon
17Special Girl
18From a Moving Train 
19Survival
20Only in Your Heart
21Sandman
22Chasing the Rainbow
23All Around
24Wednesday Morning
25Only Game in Town
26Greenhouse
27All My Life
28Moment to Moment
29California Dreamin’
30Rainbow Song

Thursday 4/8/21 12am ET: Feature LP: America – Hearts (1975)

Hearts is the fifth studio album by American folk rock trio America, released by Warner Bros. Records on March 19, 1975. The album was produced by Beatles producer George Martin.

This album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 4 on the Billboard album chart and being certified gold by the RIAA. It produced three hit singles: “Sister Golden Hair”, which went to number 1 on the Billboard singles chart and number 5 on the adult contemporary chart; “Daisy Jane”, which peaked at 20 on the Billboard singles chart and number 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart; and the funky “Woman Tonight”, which reached 44 on the Billboard singles chart and 41 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks including “Company”, “Old Virginia”, “Bell Tree” and “Midnight”. The album was also released on Quadrophonic reel-to-reel tape for 4-channel enthusiasts.

The cover was designed by Phil Hartman, who eventually left graphic design to pursue acting.

  1. “Daisy Jane” 3:07
  2. “Half a Man” 3:33
  3. “Midnight” 2:41
  4. “Bell Tree” 2:32
  5. “Old Virginia” 3:28
  6. “People in the Valley” 2:43
  7. “Company” 3:23
  8. “Woman Tonight” 2:19
  9. “The Story of a Teenager” 3:19
  10. “Sister Golden Hair” 3:16
  11. “Tomorrow” 2:48
  12. “Seasons” 3:00

Gerry Beckley – vocals, guitar, keyboards
Dewey Bunnell – vocals, guitar
Dan Peek – vocals, guitar, keyboards
David Dickey – bass
Willie Leacox – drums, percussion
George Martin – keyboards
Uncredited – cello (on “Daisy Jane”)
Clydie King, Venetta Fields – background vocals “Story of a Teenager”

Sunday 1/31/2021 12am ET: Feature LP: America – Hideaway (1976)

Hideaway is the sixth studio album by American folk rock trio America, released by Warner Bros. Records in April 1976. The album was produced by legendary Beatles producer George Martin.

It was recorded at Caribou Ranch in Colorado in February 1976, with the album cover and inner sleeve photos reflecting the wintry environment. Deciding that they needed a contrast, the group recorded its next album Harbor in Hawaii.

This album was a hit in the US, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard album chart and being certified Gold by the RIAA. It produced two hit singles: “Today’s the Day”, which reached 23 on the Billboard singles chart and went all the way to number 1 on the adult contemporary chart for two weeks; and “Amber Cascades”, which peaked at 75 on the Billboard singles chart and hit number 17 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Several other songs received airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including “Jet Boy Blue”, “Watership Down”, “Don’t Let It Get You Down”, and “Lovely Night”.

1. “Lovely Night” 2:32
2. “Amber Cascades” 2:50
3. “Don’t Let It Get You Down” 2:58
4. “Can’t You See” 2:22
5. “Watership Down” 4:58
6. “She’s Beside You” 2:58
7. “Hideaway Part I” 1:30
8. “She’s a Liar” 3:28
9. “Letter” 3:05
10. “Today’s the Day” 3:15
11. “Jet Boy Blue” 3:21
12. “Who Loves You” 4:33
13. “Hideaway Part II” 2:03

Dewey Bunnell – guitar, lead and backing vocals
Gerry Beckley – guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboard
Dan Peek – guitar, banjo, lead and backing vocals, keyboard

David Dickey – bass guitar
Willie Leacox – drums, percussion
George Martin – piano on “She’s Beside You” and “Hideaway Part I”

Thursday 12/10/2020 2am ET: Feature LP: America – Your Move (1983)

Your Move is the eleventh studio album by American folk rock duo America, released by Capitol Records on June 3, 1983.

1. “My Kinda Woman” 3:08
2. “She’s A Runaway” 4:11
3. “Cast The Spirit” 4:06
4. “Love’s Worn Out Again” 3:35
5. “The Border” 3:59
6. “Your Move” 3:19
7. “Honey” 3:48
8. “My Dear” 4:23
9. “Tonight Is For Dreamers” 3:20
10. “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” 3:23
11. “Someday Woman” 3:51
12. “The Last Unicorn” 3:08
13. “Man’s Road” 3:20
14. “In The Sea” 3:16

Wednesday 12/2/2020 12am ET: America – 50th Anniversary: The Collection (2019)

America celebrates its half-centennial this year with a trio of compilations that follow the iconic Grammy-winning band to the top of the pop charts, across musical eras, and deep into the hearts of innumerable fans. The multi-platinum-selling group led by founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell and known for their memorable and dynamic live performances–have also announced a series of live dates celebrating the anniversary and are on tour now.

The three-disc version of 50th ANNIVERSARY: THE COLLECTION, released July 12, 2019 brings the core of America’s recorded legacy together with choice rarities like an early studio recording of “Ventura Highway,” a live performance of “Riverside,” and an unreleased demo for the #1 hit “Sister Golden Hair.” All of the band’s Top 10 singles are included here: “Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People” and more.

1 A Horse with No Name 4:12
2 I Need You 3:03
3 Sandman 5:08
4 Here 5:27
5 Rainy Day 2:54
6 Three Roses 3:53
7 Riverside (Live on Old Grey Whistle Test) 3:01
8 Children (Live on Old Grey Whistle Test) 3:10
9 Everyone I Meet Is from California (Single Version) 3:05
10 Ventura Highway 3:31
11 To Each His Own 3:14
12 Don’t Cross the River 2:29
13 Only in Your Heart 3:17
14 Cornwall Blank 4:19
15 Till the Sun Comes up Again 2:12
16 Head and Heart 3:49
17 Hat Trick 8:26
18 Muskrat Love 3:06
19 Green Monkey 3:37
20 Submarine Ladies 3:13
21 Molten Love 3:08
22 It’s Life 4:00
23 Rainbow Song 3:52
24 She’s Gonna Let You Down 3:40
25 Tin Man 3:29
26 Another Try 3:21
27 Lonely People 2:30
28 Hollywood 2:53
29 Baby It’s up to You 2:26
30 Old Man Took 3:15
31 Mad Dog (Demo) 2:45
32 Midnight 2:43
33 Sister Golden Hair 3:17
34 Daisy Jane 3:06
35 Woman Tonight 2:22
36 Old Virginia 3:31
37 Company 3:26
38 Today’s the Day 3:16
39 Amber Cascades 2:51
40 Watership Down (Alternate Mix) 4:59
41 Letter 3:07
42 God of the Sun 3:16
43 Political Poachers 2:41
44 Sarah 2:47
45 Are You There 2:53
46 You Can Do Magic 3:57
47 Sergeant Darkness (Demo) 2:55
48 Ventura Highway (Early Take 4) 4:00
49 Sister Golden Hair (Demo) 3:22
50 A Horse with No Name (Live) 4:21

Saturday 1am ET: Feature LP 2: America – Homecoming (1972)

Homecoming is the second studio album by America, released on November 15, 1972 through Warner Bros. Records. Acoustic guitar-based, with a more pronounced electric guitar and keyboard section than their first album, their second effort helped continue the band’s success, and includes one of their best known hits, “Ventura Highway.”

Homecoming peaked at number 9 on Billboard’s Pop Albums Chart and was certified platinum by the RIAA. It produced three hit singles: “Ventura Highway”, which peaked at number 8 on the Billboard singles chart and number 3 on the adult contemporary chart; “Don’t Cross the River”, which hit number 35 on Billboard and 23 on the AC chart; and “Only in Your Heart” peaked at number 62 on Billboard’s Pop singles chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including “To Each His Own”, “California Revisited”, and “Cornwall Blank”.

For this album and the next six throughout the next five years, the group traditionally chose titles beginning with the letter “H” (the self-titled debut album became unofficially included in this distinction when fans started referring to it as the “Horse with No Name” album when that track was added to later pressings).

1. “Ventura Highway” 3:32
2. “To Each His Own” 3:13
3. “Don’t Cross the River” 2:30
4. “Moon Song” 3:41
5. “Only in Your Heart” 3:16
6. “Till the Sun Comes Up Again” 2:12
7. “Cornwall Blank” 4:19
8. “Head and Heart” 3:49
9. “California Revisited” 3:03
10. “Saturn Nights” 3:31

Wednesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Pablo Cruise, Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick, John Mellencamp, Elton John, Doobie Brothers, Village People, America, Hillside Singers and more . . .