Tag: Atlantic Starr

Monday 1/17/22 1am ET: Feature LP: Atlantic Starr – As The Band Turns (1985)

As the Band Turns is the sixth album by R&B band Atlantic Starr, released April 15, 1985. Following the departure of initial lead singer Sharon Bryant, As The Band sees the introduction of new vocalist Barbara Weathers. This proved to be one of the band’s more successful releases, yielding several R&B hits, such as “Freak-A-Ristic,” “If Your Heart Isn’t In It” (written by former Average White Band vocalist Hamish Stuart), and the smash quiet storm anthem “Secret Lovers.” This would be the band’s last release for A&M Records after a memorable, although inconsistent, run of hits throughout the early 80’s.

“Freak-A-Ristic” 4:05
“Cool, Calm, Collected” 4:04
“One Love” 3:52
“In the Heat of Passion” 4:38
“If Your Heart Isn’t In It” 4:02
“Silver Shadow” 4:53
“Let’s Start It Over” 5:33
“Secret Lovers” 5:30
“Thank You” 4:29

Barbara Weathers – lead vocals (5, 6, 8), backing vocals (6, 7, 8)
David Lewis – guitars (1-4, 6-9), drum programming (1, 6, 8, 9), backing vocals (1, 2, 4-9), arrangements (1, 3, 6), lead vocals (2, 3, 4, 8, 9)
Wayne Lewis – keyboards (1, 3-9), lead vocals (1, 5, 7), backing vocals (1, 2), arrangements (1, 3, 4, 6)

Jonathan Lewis – keyboards, trombone
Joseph Phillips – percussion
Atlantic Starr – arrangements (4)
John Barnes – keyboards (1, 3, 9)
Bill Bottrell – keyboards (1), keyboard programming (1)
Derek Nakamoto – keyboard programming (1, 3)
William “Dr. Z” Zimmerman – keyboards (1, 7)
Joey Gallo – keyboards (2, 4, 7), arrangements (2, 7)
William Shelby – keyboards (4)
Calvin Harris – keyboard programming (5)
Rex Salas – keyboards (5)
Craig Harris – synthesizer string programming (6, 8)
David Cochrane – guitars (4, 9), saxophone solo (5)
Barry “Sonjohn” Johnson – bass guitar (5, 9)

Wardell Potts, Jr. – drums (2, 4, 7), percussion (2, 4, 7), arrangements (2, 4, 7)
Derek Organ – drums (5)
Paulinho Da Costa – percussion (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Damon Rentie – saxophone ending (5)
Gene Page – horn arrangements (3), string arrangements (3, 5)
Hamish Stuart – arrangements (5)
Clare Fischer – synthesizer string arrangements and performance (6, 8), string and horn arrangements (9)
Dana Meyers – backing vocals (4)
Darryl Phinnessee – backing vocals (5)
Phyllis St. James – backing vocals (5)
Krystal Davis – backing vocals (9)
Fonzi Thornton – backing vocals (9)

Friday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr is a White Plains, New York-based band and among their biggest hits were “Always”, “Secret Lovers”, “Send for Me”, “Circles”, “Silver Shadow” and “Masterpiece”.

Atlantic Starr began in Greenburgh, New York with trumpeter Duke Jones (who left the band prior to their first recordings), drummer Porter Carroll Jr., bassist Clifford Archer, percussionist and flautist Joseph Phillips, Sheldon Tucker (Guitar; parted ways with the band before the first recordings), and three brothers: David Lewis (vocals/guitar), Wayne Lewis (keyboards and vocals), and Jonathan Lewis (percussion and trombone). The band’s membership eventually stabilized around Carroll, Archer, Phillips, the three Lewis brothers, lead singer Sharon Bryant (who was later replaced by Barbara Weathers), trumpeter William Sudderth III, and saxophonist Damon Rentie (who was later replaced by Koran Daniels). In 1977, the band came to Westwood, California and performed on the nightclub scene under the name “Newban,” which they agreed to change at the request of A&M Records executive Herb Alpert when they were signed. Having already agreed to keep the Starr part of an early idea for a new band name, the members decided to add the word Atlantic, because of their East Coast roots.

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on the Sounds of The 80’s, Edie Brickell, Cars, Robert Palmer, America, Julian Lennon, Dave Edmunds, Hall & Oates, Whispers, Jacksons, AC/DC and more. . . 

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

GSP-LOGO“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” comes your way this Sunday afternoon with music from: Shalamar, the Crown Heights Affair, Luther Vandross, Atlantic Starr, Larry Graham, Sade, New Edition, Vesta Williams, Regina Belle & Peabo Bryson, Phoebe Snow, Lakeside and others. It kicks off at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT and it is immediately followed at 7PM eastern time by an encore of last evening’s “Great Soul Performances” if you missed it, or want to hear it again. So join me for four hours of “Sweet Soul Music” this Sunday afternoon, on the best radio station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp

ThanfulHave you been enjoying your Thanksgiving Weekend? This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we give “Thanks.” The show we postponed from last weekend to pay tribute to the late Jimmy Ruffin, airs today. Every song we play has “Thanks,” “Thank You” or “Thankful” in the title. Artists on board include: the Temptations, Kirk Franklin, Boyz II Men, Alicia Myers, Billy Eckstine, the Beatles, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Ikettes, Atlantic Starr, Brook Benton, the Impressions and more. We’ll start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. So as we wrap up our Thanksgiving Weekend and eat that last bit of turkey leftovers, I say “Thank You” in advance for joining me later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp

GSP2Good Sunday to one and all. This afternoon we’ll air the first “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” from the home studio, back from the “Big E.” On the playlist: Cheryl Lynn, Odyssey, the Gap Band, Kashif, Atlantic Starr, the Bar-Kays, Thelma Houston, the Brothers Johnson, Quincy Jones, Fonda Rae and more. It happens at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. Looking to see you later this afternoon for “G.S.P. 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp @RadioMax

bobbyjayThis afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s;” the first Sunday and first full day of the summer of 2014, we’ll hear from New Edition, Paula Abdul, Babyface, Journey, Patti LaBelle, Levert, Barry White, Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson, Stevie Wonder, Atlantic Starr and others. We start at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT and remember if you want to hear the show again; anytime you desire, just go to our website tomorrow and thereafter and click “ON DEMAND” or our “PODCAST” link. 

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 10p ET #gsp

BobbyJay14Won’t you join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s?” You’ll be hearing from Doug E. Fresh, Lisa Stansfield, GrandMaster Flash & the Furious Five, Natalie Cole, Tone-Loc, Teena Marie, Atlantic Starr, Billy Preston & Syreeta Wright, Gladys Knight & the Pips and many others. I’ll be looking for you at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT with encore performances on Friday at 12 Noon, Saturday at 5PM all times EDT.  So check me out later on RadioMaxMusic.com.  I know you’ll love it.

Great Soul Performances: The 80s with Bobby Jay 10p #gsp80

GSP2This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” I think I’ve got a great show for you. You’ll hear Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, Bloodstone, Jeffrey Osborne, Whitney Houston, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Paul Shaffer, Lakeside, LL Cool J, the Jones Girls, Public Enemy, Atlantic Starr and many many more. We begin at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT. The encore shows are on Friday at 12 Noon, Saturday at 5 PM (preceding the original G.S.P.) and on Sunday at 7 PM, all times are eastern. Join us, won’t you? It’s right here on RadioMaxMusic.com. I think you’ll love it.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET @ArethaFranklin @rkelly #GreatSoulPerformances

 mcojThis evening on the broadcast you’ll hear “Lady SoulAretha Franklin, Lou Rawls, the Whispers, the Vibrations, Walter Jackson, Ralfi Pagan, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Atlantic Starr, R. Kelly, Sam Cooke; “live in concert,” segment 3 of “The Motown Story” and lots more. The festivities begin at 7PM ET and don’t forget our encore performance on Monday at 10PM eastern time. I’ll be looking for you, you, you and especially you this evening on RadioMaxMusic.com.