Tag: Aretha Franklin

Thursday 3/25/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Aretha Franklin – Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) (1973)

Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) is the nineteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin. Released on June 25, 1973 by Atlantic Records, It was the first Atlantic album by Aretha to miss the Top 25 of the album chart. (It peaked at #30.) This album was originally planned to be a straight jazz album with songs like “Moody’s Mood” and “Just Right Tonight”, but producers Franklin and Quincy Jones took a detour and produced songs like “Mister Spain” and the title cut.

Notable songs include the No. 1 R&B and top 20 pop single “Angel” written by Aretha’s younger sister, Carolyn Franklin, as well as a cover of “Somewhere” which features Franklin on piano and Phil Woods on alto saxophone. This recording was reissued on compact disc through Rhino Records in the 1990s. The song “Master of Eyes” was included as the tenth track on the reissue. Even though it was a single, it was not included on the first release.

“Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)” – 4:41
“Somewhere” – 6:14
“So Swell When You’re Well” – 4:14
“Angel” – 4:26
“Sister from Texas” – 3:08
“Mister Spain” – 6:41
“That’s The Way I Feel About Cha” – 7:10
“Moody’s Mood” – 2:55
“Just Right Tonight” – 7:42′
“Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)” – 3:25

Aretha Franklin – lead vocals, acoustic piano solo (2, 3)
Spooner Oldham – keyboards
Billy Preston – acoustic piano solo (9)
Jimmy Johnson – guitar
Tommy Cogbill – bass guitar
Jerry Jemmott – bass guitar
Roger Hawkins – drums
Richie Pratt – drums
Phil Woods – alto saxophone (2)
Joe Farrell – tenor sax solo (4), flute solo (6)
Willie Bridges – saxophone
Charles Chalmers – saxophone
Andrew Love – saxophone
Floyd Newman – saxophone
Wayne Jackson – trumpet

Saturday / Sunday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

When we get together this evening for “Great Soul Performances” we are going to pay tribute to the co-founder of Kool & the Gang, Ronald Bell who passed away on Wednesday September 9th. You’ll hear all the big hits by Jersey City, New Jersey’s own. We’ll also be playing songs by: The Manhattans, Dionne Warwick, the Coasters, the Sylvers, Aretha Franklin, David Ruffin, LaBelle, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Artistics, Big Joe Turner and more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” immediately following, you’ll hear: Donna Summer, Marvin Gaye, the Jacksons, Steve Winwood, the Blues Brothers, Teri DeSario & KC, the Dells, the Mary Jane Girls, the O’Jays, Rick James, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Whitney Houston and others. It starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. Encore time as usual, is tomorrow Sunday at 7PM eastern Time. Don’t forget to join me later this evening for our tribute to Ronald Bell and Kool & the Gang on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” all for you on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

 

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, but it’s still Valentine’s Weekend, therefore, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening all songs will have a variation “Love” in the title. Singing love songs will be: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Barbara Acklin, Luther Vandross, Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Frankie Valli; with both editions of his of his group, the Four Lovers & the Four Seasons, Little Milton, Patti LaBelle, Joe Tex, Aretha Franklin, Eugene Pitt, the Shirelles, Jackie Wilson, Larry Chance & the Earls, the Pentagons, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station (live in concert) and others. The “Love Fest” begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Then of course, we’ll continue loving you with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” presenting: Aaron Neville, Rose Royce, Keith Sweat, Whitney Houston, New Edition, Mandrill, Aretha Franklin, the O’Jays, Luther Vandross & Gregory Hines, Keni Burke, Atlantic Starr and more. The “Love” continues at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. The encore of “Love” is tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern time. I can’t wait for you to join me later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” only on RadioMaxMusic.Com. BTW, the “Prophet of Love” Rashi Sudan will be with us for both shows.

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

On this eve of Super Bowl LIV Sunday, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” on the playlist will be songs by: David Ruffin, the Temptations, James Brown, the Sandpebbles, Little Stevie Wonder, Carlton Jumel Smith, the O’Jays, Little Willie John, the Coasters, Aretha Franklin, the Four Tops, my group, the Laddins with legendary radio air personality; my co-worker at WWRL, Gerry Bledsoe (Jolly Jerry B), live at the Bottom Line in Greenwich Village New York and many others. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.

Immediately following at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT, I’ll lay on your ears “Great Soul performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: Irene Cara, Barry White, GrandMaster Flash, Luther Vandross with Cheryl Lynn, the Capris, Hall & Oates, Shalamar, Manhattan Transfer, Third World, Patti LaBelle, Process & the Doo Rags and more. Now, if you wish to hear them again (if it won’t interfere with your Super Bowl experience) the encore performances happen tomorrow beginning at 5PM eastern time.

It’s all on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Wishing good luck and all the best to the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami for Super Bowl LIV. Programming Note: I think most of you have heard that I lost another friend and co-worker this week. Ironically at 101 PM on Tuesday January 28th, we lost “New York’s Morning Mayor” Harry Harrison of WMCA 570 AM, WABC 770 AM and WCBS-FM 101.1. So next Saturday February 8th, I’ll be paying tribute to Harry on “Great Soul Performances.” I hope you’ll tune in. And remember to “Unwrap Each Day Like A Precious Gift.”

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Welcome to 2020. Our first “Great Soul Performances” of the new year will air this evening, where you’ll hear: The Escorts, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, the Friends Of Distinction, Brenda & the Tabulations, Cory Daye, the Bar-Kays, Joe Simon, Lee Dorsey, the Temptations, Raven Simone, Amos Millburn, Vivian Reed, Joe Cocker; live in concert and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, and 4PM PT.

On it’s heels will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where I’ve got: Luther Vandross, the Dells, the Isley Brothers, the Mary Jane Girls, Run D.M.C. with Steven Tyler & Aerosmith, Rufus and Chaka Khan, the Fat Boys, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Teri DeSario with Harry Casey and many others. It all begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.

Encore time; as always, will be tomorrow Sunday beginning at 5PM eastern time. Let’s get 2020 off to a fantastic and soulful start with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later this evening at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, which means on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all songs will be about “Mother” “Mama,” “Mommy,” “Mom,” “Ma,” and even “Mothers-In-Law.” This time out I’ll be playing a lot of songs I’ve never played before, to celebrate our mothers. I also have a song about a woman who was a surrogate mom to me, and other members of my original vocal group the Laddins. So on the playlist are: The Jackson 5, Frankie Lymon, the Teenagers, Aretha Franklin, the Spinners, Ernie K-Doe, Jackie Wilson, Ruth Brown, the Five Keys, Tupac Shakur, James Brown, the Temptations, Tyrone Davis, the Laddins, the Ohio Players, the Students, Boyz II Men, the Moonglows, Formerly the Harlettes, B.B. King & Bobby “Blue” Bland; live in concert and many more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Then at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT, “Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s” will present: The Dells, Michael Henderson, Lakeside, New Edition, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Kool & the Gang, Bloodstone, Phoebe Snow, Mr. T., Sade, Tavares, Jermaine Jackson, GQ, the Temptations and several others. At 3PM eastern time tomorrow Sunday, we’re down to the final two instalments of the “Top 700 Disco Countdown” which I host, and following we will air encore performances of this evening’s “G.S.P” & “G.S.P. 2 The 80s.” It’s gonna be a fantabulous weekend of music here on RadioMaxMusic.Com, and don’t forget to do something spectacular for Mom on her day tomorrow.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” it will be all about “Fancy Miss Nancy,” Nancy Wilson. We lost her on Thursday December 13, 2018, so on G.S.P. we’ll be Nancy Wilson intensive. You’ll hear most of her big hits, her remakes, a live performance and a few surprises. Our tribute begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.

Then at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way, where you’ll hear: Aretha Franklin, New Edition, the Temptations, Levert, Babyface, the O’Jays, the Blues Brothers, GQ, Angela Winbush, Heatwave, Freddie Jackson and more.

Tomorrow Sunday at 3PM eastern time, another segment of our “700 Top Disco Songs Countdown.” A great weekend of music with “Great Soul Performances,” “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” and the “700 Top Disco Songs Countdown.” “Fancy Miss Nancy,” Nancy Wilson this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

We are wrapping up Christmas week, and heading into the new year of 2019 this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” with leftover Christmas songs and other songs of the season, with our “New Year’s Eve” show where you’ll hear from: Lou Rawls, Charles Brown, the Manhattan Transfer, Nat “King” Cole, the Manhattans, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chuck Jackson, Aaron Neville, the Shirelles, the Glows (aka Joel & the Dymensions featuring Joel Katz, Eugene Pitt and yours truly), the Heartbeats, Darlene Love, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Bobby Darin and so much more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

The holiday festivities continue at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist are: Ray Charles, the Temptations, El DeBarge, the Tune Weavers, Rick James, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Buster Poindexter, the Whispers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Pointer Sisters, Bono & U2, Ray Parker, Jr., Gerald Alston, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Prince; live in concert and several others.

Don’t forget, if you miss these shows, or want to hear them again, they will be rerun tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern time, following the next segment of the “Disco Top 700 Countdown” at 3PM ET. Our last weekend of 2018 will be a fun one with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on the “Home of the Hits” RadioMaxMusic.Com. Happy New Year!

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

The Best of Aretha Franklin is a 1973 compilation by Aretha Franklin. It contains alternate takes and is one of only a few quadraphonic releases. It was reissued on DVD-Audio by Rhino Handmade in August 2010. It is not to be confused with a 1984 compilation of the same name.

  1. “Respect” – 2:24
  2. “Baby, I Love You” – 2:46
  3. “Chain of Fools” – 4:22 an alternate version exclusive to this compilation
  4. “Rock Steady” – 4:19 contains an alternate introduction exclusive to this compilation
  5. “Spanish Harlem” – 3:40
  6. “Don’t Play That Song” – 2:48
  7. “Dr. Feelgood” – 3:18
  8. “Day Dreaming” – 3:49
  9. “I Say A Little Prayer” – 3:22
  10. “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” – 2:43
  11. “Call Me” – 3:24
  12. “Bridge over Troubled Water” – 5:30

Aretha Live at Fillmore West is the third live album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic Records. It was reissued on compact disc in 1993 through Rhino Records. An expanded, limited edition 4-CD box set entitled, Don’t Fight the Feeling: The Complete Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live at Fillmore West was released by Rhino in 2005. This was limited to 5000 numbered copies. In addition, there is a guest duet vocal by Ray Charles on “Spirit in the Dark”.

Franklin played a Fender Rhodes piano on four cuts, including “Eleanor Rigby”, “Spirit in the Dark”, “Don’t Play That Song” and “Dr. Feelgood”. Backing Franklin was King Curtis’ band, the Kingpins, featuring Cornell Dupree on guitar, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Jerry Jemmott on bass, Billy Preston on organ, Curtis on saxophone, together with the Memphis Horns.

   1. “Respect” Otis Redding 3:53
   2. “Love the One You’re With” 4:15
   3. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” 5:55
   4. “Eleanor Rigby” 2:33
   5. “Make It with You” 4:33
   6. “Don’t Play That Song 3:16
   7. “Dr. Feelgood” 7:06
   8. “Spirit in the Dark” 5:33
   9. “Spirit in the Dark” (Reprise with Ray Charles) 8:53
 10. “Reach Out and Touch” 2:35