Tag: Barry Manilow

Tuesday 7/19/22 5pm ET: Feature LP: Barry Manilow – Tryin’ to Get the Feeling (1975)

Tryin’ to Get the Feeling is the third studio album by singer-songwriter Barry Manilow, released October 1, 1975. It featured the title track, “Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again”, with other hits including “New York City Rhythm”, “Bandstand Boogie” (the theme from the long-running ABC series American Bandstand) and the chart topping “I Write the Songs”. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Chart on November 8, 1975, reaching number five in early 1976. The album was certified double platinum.

The Piano Player sculpture on the album’s front cover was created by Italian artist Dino Bencini. Both front and back cover art were later parodied by Ray Stevens on the cover of his 1979 album The Feeling’s Not Right Again, which contains the song “I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow.”

“New York City Rhythm” 4:42
“Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again” 3:51
“Why Don’t We Live Together” 2:54
“Bandstand Boogie” 2:49
“You’re Leaving Too Soon” 3:30
“She’s a Star” 4:16
“I Write the Songs” 3:51
“As Sure as I’m Standin’ Here” 4:50
“A Nice Boy Like Me” 3:58
“Lay Me Down” 4:20
“Beautiful Music” 4:32

Barry Manilow – lead and backing vocals, piano, rhythm track arrangements, string arrangements (3), “32 voices” (4)
Alan Axelrod – keyboards
Charlie Brown – guitar
Sid McGinnis – guitar, pedal steel guitar (5)
Steve Donaghey – bass
Lee Gurst – drums, percussion
Jimmy Maelen – bongos, congas, shaker
The Flashy Ladies (Debra Byrd, Lorraine Mazzola, Monica Burruss) – backing vocals
Ramona Brooks – backing vocals
Ron Dante – background vocals
Norman Harris – string arrangements (1, 8, 9), horn arrangements (9)
Gerald Alters – horn and string arrangements (2, 7)
Arif Mardin – horn arrangements (4, 11), string arrangements (6)
T.G. Conway – arrangements (9)
Joe Renzetti – string arrangements (10)

Monday 4/25/22 9am ET: Feature LP: Barry Manilow – Even Now (1978)

Even Now is the fifth studio album by singer-songwriter Barry Manilow. It was recorded at A&M Studios in Hollywood, California and released in February 1978. The album reached triple platinum and spun off four hit singles in 1978 and early 1979: the title song, “Can’t Smile Without You”, “Copacabana” and “Somewhere in the Night” (which had previously been a hit in 1976 for Helen Reddy).

“Copacabana (At the Copa)” 5:46
“Somewhere in the Night” 3:26
“A Linda Song” 3:20
“Can’t Smile Without You” 3:13
“Leavin’ in the Morning” 3:25
“Where Do I Go From Here” 3:07
“Even Now” 3:28
“I Was a Fool (To Let You Go)” 3:29
“Losing Touch” 2:40
“I Just Want to Be the One in Your Life” 3:39
“Starting Again” 2:40
“Sunrise” 3:16

Barry Manilow – vocals, piano
Mitch Holder – guitar
Will Lee – bass
Bill Mays – keyboards
Ronnie Zito – drums
Alan Estes – percussion
Jeff Mironov – guitar on “Somewhere in the Night”
Bob Babbitt – bass on “Somewhere in the Night”
Paul Shaffer – electric piano on “Somewhere in the Night”
Jimmy Young – drums on “Somewhere in the Night”
Jimmy Maelen – percussion on “Somewhere in the Night”
Lee Ritenour – guitar on “A Linda Song”
Jay Graydon – guitar on “Sunrise”
Artie Butler, Dick Behrke, Richard Winzeler, Jimmie Haskell – orchestration

Tuesday 6/15/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Barry Manilow Top 30 Hits Twitter: @barrymanilow

Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus, June 17, 1943) is an American singer–songwriter, musician, arranger, producer, and conductor. His discography consists of 31 studio albums, 6 live albums, 17 compilation albums, and 57 singles. Signed to his first recording contract in 1969 by Tony Orlando, after writing, singing and recording hit jingles for business corporations in the mid and late 1960s, Manilow released his first solo album, Barry Manilow, in 1973. He is best known for such recordings as “Mandy”, “Can’t Smile Without You”, and “Copacabana (At the Copa)”. To date, he has sold more than 85 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling recording artists of all time.

1Mandy1974
2I Write the Songs1975
3Can’t Smile Without You1978
4Copacabana (At the Copa)1978
5Could It Be Magic 1975
6Somewhere in the Night 1978
7Read ‘Em and Weep1983
8Let’s Hang On! 1982
9Looks Like We Made It1977
10It’s a Miracle1975
11Ready to Take a Chance Again1978
12Weekend in New England1976
13Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again1976
14Ships1979
15Even Now1978
16Some Kind of Friend 1983
17Jump Shout Boogie1977
18This One’s for You1976
19I Don’t Want to Walk Without You1980
20The Old Songs1981
21I Made It Through the Rain1980
22The Last Duet (with Lily Tomlin)1980
23When I Wanted You1979
24Somewhere Down the Road1981
25I Wanna Do It with You1982
26Memory1982
27Oh Julie1982
28You’re Looking Hot Tonight1984
29Run to Me (Duet with Dionne Warwick)1985
30I’m Your Man1986

Monday 5/10/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from Doobie Brothers (Spotlight Artist), Minnie Ripperton, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton-john, Peter Frampton, Barry Manilow, McFadden & Whitehead, Van McCoy, Neil Diamond, Billy Ocean and featuring extended program.

Tuesday 6/16/2020 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus, June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician, producer and actor with a career that has spanned more than 50 years. His hit recordings include “Could It Be Magic”, “Mandy”, “I Write the Songs”, “Can’t Smile Without You” and “Copacabana (At the Copa)”.

He recorded and released 46 Top 40 singles on the Adult Contemporary Chart, including 13 that hit number one and 28 of which appeared within the top ten, and has released 13 platinum and six multi-platinum albums. Although not a favorite artist of music critics, Manilow has been praised by entertainers including Frank Sinatra, who was quoted in the 1970s as saying, “He’s next.” In 1988, Bob Dylan stopped Manilow at a party, hugged him and said, “Don’t stop what you’re doing, man. We’re all inspired by you.”

As well as producing and arranging albums for himself and other artists, Manilow has written and performed songs for musicals, films, and commercials for corporations such as McDonald’s, Pepsi-Cola, and Band-Aid, from the 1960s. He has been nominated for a Grammy Award (winning once) as a producer, arranger and performer a total of fifteen times (and in every decade) from 1973 to 2015. He has also produced Grammy-nominated albums for Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson and Sarah Vaughan. Manilow has sold more than 75 million records as a solo artist worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists.

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, Spinners, Chicago, Barry Manilow, Marshall Tucker Band and more . . .

Thursday 9pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 7)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Pam Tillis, Roy Orbison, Barry Manilow, TG Sheppard, Bruce Springsteen, Space Monkey, Osmonds, Association and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

Today on Sounds of The 80’s we feature:  Christopher Cross, Pointer Sisters, Missing Persons, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Van Halen, Barry Manilow, Warren Zevon, Gregory Abbott, Blue Oyster Cult, Four Tops and more . . . 

Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs 9am ET @radiomax

Music_Of_The_Year_1978This week on the RadioMax Classic Countdown, we feature the Top 40 Hits from this week in 1978, specifically July 1, 1978.

1 SHADOW DANCING    Andy Gibb
2 BAKER STREET    Gerry Rafferty 
3 IT’S A HEARTACHE    Bonnie Tyler
4 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT    John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
5 TAKE A CHANCE ON ME    Abba
6 MISS YOU    Rolling Stones 
7 USE TA BE MY GIRL    O’Jays 
8 DANCE WITH ME    Peter Brown with Betty Wright 
9 TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD    Meat Loaf
10 YOU BELONG TO ME    Carly Simon 
11 STILL THE SAME    Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band
12 THE GROOVE LINE    Heatwave
13 EVERY KINDA PEOPLE    Robert Palmer
14 LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN    Sweet 
15 BLUER THAN BLUE    Michael Johnson 
16 TOO MUCH, TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE    Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
17 EVEN NOW    Barry Manilow
18 LAST DANCE    Donna Summer
19 I WAS ONLY JOKING    Rod Stewart 
20 FEELS SO GOOD    Chuck Mangione
21 YOU’RE THE LOVE    Seals & Crofts
22 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN    Eruption
23 BECAUSE THE NIGHT    Patti Smith Group 
24 GREASE    Frankie Valli
25 FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME    Genesis
26 WONDERFUL TONIGHT    Eric Clapton
27 ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG    Billy Joel 
28 RUNAWAY    Jefferson Starship
29 HEARTLESS    Heart 
30 ON BROADWAY    George Benson
31 COPACABANA (At The Copa)    Barry Manilow
32 MY ANGEL BABY    Toby Beau
33 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY    Pablo Cruise
34 THREE TIMES A LADY    Commodores 
35 FM (No Static At All)    Steely Dan
36 KING TUT    Steve Martin & Toot Uncommons 
37 BABY HOLD ON    Eddie Money
38 MAGNET AND STEEL    Walter Egan 
39 LIFE’S BEEN GOOD    Joe Walsh
40 I’M NOT GONNA LET IT BOTHER ME TONIGHT    Atlanta Rhythm Section