Tag: Barbra Streisand

Wednesday 12/1/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Barbra Streisand – Wet (1979)

Wet is the twenty-first studio album released by Barbra Streisand in October 1979. The album is a concept album of sorts with all the songs referring to, or expressing different interpretations of, water. Wet is also the first and the last word sung on the album.

The album was a major success for Streisand, propelled by the album’s US No. 1 hit single, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)”, a duet with American disco singer Donna Summer which underwent a retitling and change of emphasis in order to qualify under the water theme. Streisand also scored a top 10 US Adult Contemporary hit with the follow up single “Kiss Me In The Rain.”

There are two covers on the album: the 1940s standard “Come Rain or Come Shine” and the Bobby Darin classic “Splish Splash”, which features background vocals by Toto lead singer Bobby Kimball.

  1. “Wet” 3:59
  2. “Come Rain or Come Shine” 4:46
  3. “Splish Splash” 4:18
  4. “On Rainy Afternoons” 3:09
  5. “After the Rain” 3:42
  6. “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” 8:20
  7. “Niagara” 3:33
  8. “I Ain’t Gonna Cry Tonight” 5:04
  9. “Kiss Me in the Rain” 4:20

Barbra Streisand – vocals
Dan Ferguson – acoustic guitar

Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, Larry Carlton – electric guitar
David Hungate, Neil Stubenhaus – bass guitar
Ian Underwood, Michael Boddicker – synthesizer
Ed Greene, Jeff Porcaro, Rick Shlosser, Steve Schaeffer, James Gadson – drums
Richard Tee, David Foster, Bill Payne, Lincoln Mayorga, Michael Lang – piano
Jai Winding, Alan Broadbent – Fender Rhodes, piano
Greg Mathieson – piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer
Bobbye Hall, Gary Coleman, Paulinho da Costa – percussion
Tom Scott – saxophone
Gayle Levant – harp
Bobby Kimball, Tom Kelly, Bill Champlin, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Luther Waters – backing vocals
Lee Holdridge, Lalo Schifrin, Nick De Caro, Marvin Hamlisch, Charlie Calello, Greg Mathieson – arrangements, conducting

Tuesday 9pm: Feature LP: Barbra Streisand – Walls (2018)

Walls is the thirty-sixth studio album by American singer and songwriter Barbra Streisand, released on November 2, 2018 by Columbia Records. The lead single “Don’t Lie to Me” was written as a criticism of America’s political climate amid the presidency of Donald Trump, while the title track alludes to Trump’s frequent calls for a wall at the Mexico border. The album is Streisand’s poorest-selling studio album in her 55 year recording career with Columbia Records, selling less than 50,000 units in four weeks. It only stayed on Billboard Magazine’s Top 200 album chart for two weeks. Again her poorest showing in her career.

Walls received acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Origins has an average score of 84 based on four reviews.

1. “What’s On My Mind”   5:16
2. “Don’t Lie to Me” 3:57
3. “Imagine / What a Wonderful World” 5:20
4. “Walls” 3:54
5. “Lady Liberty” 3:52
6. “What the World Needs Now” 4:36
7. “Better Angels” 4:08
8. “Love’s Never Wrong” 4:06
9. “The Rain Will Fall” 4:42
10. “Take Care of This House” 4:10
11. “Happy Days Are Here Again” 3:53

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

bobbyjay070612Welcome to Sunday everyone. I’m sure the talk and speculation all week will be, who will win the Belmont Stakes. Can American Pharaoh do it? We’ll see. But let’s go “Groovin’ On A Sunday Afternoon” with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” where you’ll hear: Kool & the Gang, War, the Whispers, Sade, the Ad-Libs, Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand, Ashford & Simpson, the Manhattans, Barry White, Grandmaster Flash, the Sugarhill Gang, plus we’ll hear words from Ben E. King, as he talks about some of the younger groups and much more. It all begins at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT, & 2PM PT to be followed at 7PM eastern by an encore of last evening’s “Great Soul Performances.” I think its gonna be a fantastic Sunday and I urge you to join me for all of it, here on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Artist Countdown: Neil Diamond Top 50 Hits 6pm ET @NeilDiamond

neil_diamondNeil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter with a career that began in the 1960s. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide. He is the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard charts behind Barbra Streisand and Elton John. His songs have been covered internationally by many performers from various musical genres.

Neil Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Additionally, he received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and in 2011 was an honoree at Kennedy Center. On the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, he has had ten #1 singles: “Cracklin’ Rosie”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Longfellow Serenade”, “I’ve Been This Way Before”, “If You Know What I Mean”, “Desiree”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, “America”, “Yesterday’s Songs”, “Heartlight” and “I’m a believer”. He continues to record and release new material and maintains an extensive touring schedule as well. – Wikipedia

1 Cracklin’ Rosie
2 I Am…I Said
3 Song Sung Blue
4 Longfellow Serenade
5 Love on the Rocks
6 Sweet Caroline
7 If You Know What I Mean
8 Desiree
9 Heartlight
10 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (w/ Barbra Streisand)
11 Beautiful Noise
12 Forever in Blue Jeans
13 Hello Again
14 Holly Holy
15 September Morn’
16 Stones
17 Play Me
18 Shilo 
19 Soolaimón
20 Do It
21 Yesterday’s Songs
22 Walk on Water
23 I’m a Believer
24 I’ve Been This Way Before
25 America
26 Skybird
27 Solitary Man
28 Cherry, Cherry
29 Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon
30 Be
31 Thank the Lord for the Night Time
32 Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show
33 Stargazer
34 Kentucky Woman
35 The Boat That I Row
36 This Time
37 New Orleans
38 You Got To Me
39 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
40 The Last Thing on My Mind
41 Red, Red Wine
42 Two-Bit Manchild
43 Sunday Sun
44 The Long Way Home
45 Until It’s Time for You to Go
46 Brooklyn Roads
47 Done Too Soon
48 Midnight Train to Georgia
49 Some Day Baby
50 You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’ (w/ Dolly Parton)

Feature LP: Barbra Streisand – Partners (2014) 9pm ET

Barbra_Streisand_Partners_Album_CoverPartners is the thirty-fourth studio album by Barbra Streisand, released in September 2014. The album features Streisand singing duets with an all-male lineup including John Legend, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, and Elvis Presley. The collection also features Streisand’s first studio-recorded duet with her son, Jason Gould. The album release was preceded by a music video for “It Had to Be You” with Bublé.

While the recordings are new, most of the songs have a previous history as Streisand releases. Two classic Streisand duets are updated with new partners: “What Kind of Fool”, newly performed with John Legend (originally with Barry Gibb) and “Lost Inside of You”, newly performed with Babyface (originally with Kris Kristofferson). The deluxe edition features recordings from her 2002 Duets compilation with Frank Sinatra, Bryan Adams, Barry Manilow, and Barry Gibb. – Wikipedia

1 It Had to Be You   Michael Bublé 4:23
2 People   Stevie Wonder 4:14
3 Come Rain or Come Shine   John Mayer 4:11
4 Evergreen   Babyface 3:14
5 New York State of Mind   Billy Joel 4:47
6 I’d Want It to Be You   Blake Shelton 4:05
7 The Way We Were   Lionel Richie 4:29
8 I Still Can See Your Face   Andrea Bocelli 4:13
9 How Deep Is the Ocean   Jason Gould 4:18
10 What Kind of Fool   John Legend 4:43
11 Somewhere   Josh Groban 4:05
12 Love Me Tender   Elvis Presley 3:31

Artist Countdown: Barbra Streisand Top 30 Hits 6pm ET

barbrastreisandBarbra Joan Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand; April 24, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, writer, film producer, and director. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who has won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 140 million records sold worldwide. She is the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America‘s (RIAA) Top Selling Album Artists list, the only female recording artist in the top ten, and the only artist outside of the rock and roll genre.

After beginning a successful recording career in the 1960s, by the end of the decade, Streisand ventured into film starring in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl (1968) and Hello, Dolly! (1969), the former for which she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Other notable films include The Owl and the Pussycat, The Way We Were and A Star Is Born for which she received her second Academy Award for composing the lyrics to the picture’s main song, Evergreen. By the 1980s, Streisand established herself as one of the film industry’s most notable figures by becoming the first woman to direct, produce, script and star in her own picture.

According to the RIAA, Streisand holds the record for the most top-ten albums of any female recording artist – a total of 32 since 1963. Streisand has the widest span (48 years) between first and latest top-ten albums of any female recording artist. With her 2009 album, Love Is the Answer, she became one of the rare artists to achieve number-one albums in five consecutive decades. According to the RIAA, she has released 51 Gold albums, 30 Platinum albums, and 13 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States. – Wikipedia

1 Woman in Love
2 Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)
3 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (with Neil Diamond)
4 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (with Donna Summer)
5 Tell Him (with Celine Dion)
6 I Finally Found Someone (with Bryan Adams)
7 People
8 Second Hand Rose
9 Stoney End
10 The Way We Were
11 Guilty (with Barry Gibb)
12 Comin’ In and Out of Your Life
13 My Heart Belongs to Me
14 The Main Event / “Fight”
15 Till I Loved You (with Don Johnson)
16 Songbird
17 The Way He Makes Me Feel
18 Memory
19 Somewhere
20 Where You Lead
21 Kiss Me in the Rain
22 What Kind of Fool (with Barry Gibb)
23 Left in the Dark
24 Love Theme from ‘Eyes of Laura Mars’ (Prisoner)
25 Make No Mistake, He’s Mine (with Kim Carnes)
26 Promises
27 Emotion
28 Superman
29 Stranger In A Strange Land
30 If You Ever Leave Me (with Vince Gill)