Tag: Beach Boys

Monday Labor Day Special 6 LPs: (1) Beach Boys – Endless Summer (1974)

Endless Summer is a compilation album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on June 24, 1974. A collection of hits from the band’s 1962–65 period, Endless Summer was compiled by their old label, Capitol Records, while the Beach Boys were contracted to Reprise Records. Its unexpected success bore immediate consequences for the band’s then-progressive musical direction. It revitalized the band’s popularity after years of lukewarm sales, but also inspired nostalgia for the Beach Boys’ early surfing and hot rod-themed music, repositioning the group as an oldies act.

Four months after its release, the album reached number 1 in the United States and Canada. It was the group’s second chart-topping album in the US and returned them to a level of commercial success they had not experienced there since the mid 1960s. The compilation spent 155 weeks on the Billboard albums chart and was certified 3x platinum by the RIAA for shipping over three million copies.

The album was included in Robert Christgau’s “Basic Record Library” of 1950s and 1960s recordings, published in Christgau’s Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981). It was voted number 972 in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000).

1. “Surfin’ USA” 2:05
2. “Surfer Girl” 2:26
3. “Catch a Wave” 2:07
4. “The Warmth of the Sun” 2:51
5. “Surfin’ U.S.A.” 2:27

1. “Be True to Your School” 2:07
2. “Little Deuce Coupe” 1:38
3. “In My Room” 2:11
4. “Shut Down” 1:49
5. “Fun, Fun, Fun” 2:16

1. “I Get Around” 2:12
2. “Girls on the Beach” 2:24
3. “Wendy” 2:16
4. “Let Him Run Wild” 2:20
5. “Don’t Worry Baby” 2:47

1. “California Girls” 2:38
2. “Girl Don’t Tell Me” 2:19
3. “Help Me, Rhonda” 3:08
4. “You’re So Good to Me” 2:14
5. “All Summer Long” 2:06

21. “Good Vibrations” 3:35

Thursday 3pm ET: Feature Artist – Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group’s original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine. Distinguished by their vocal harmonies and early surf songs, they are one of the most influential acts of the rock era.[1] The band drew on the music of jazz-based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, and black R&B to create their unique sound, and with Brian as composer, arranger, producer, and de facto leader, they often incorporated classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways.

The Beach Boys began as a garage band led by Brian and managed by the Wilsons’ father Murry. In 1963, the band gained national prominence with a string of top-ten singles reflecting a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance, dubbed the “California Sound”. From 1965, they abandoned beachgoing themes for more personal lyrics and ambitious orchestrations. In 1966, the Pet Sounds album and “Good Vibrations” single raised the group’s prestige as rock innovators and established the band as symbols of the nascent counterculture era. After scrapping the album Smile in 1967, Brian’s contributions diminished due to his mental health issues. The group’s commercial momentum faltered, and despite efforts to maintain an experimental sound, they were dismissed by early rock critics as the archetypal “pop music cop-outs”.

Carl took over as the band’s musical leader until the late 1970s, during which they rebounded with successful worldwide concert tours. Personal struggles, creative disagreements, and the overshadowing success of the band’s greatest hits albums precipitated their transition into an oldies act. Dennis drowned in 1983 and Brian soon became estranged from the group. Between the 1990s and 2000s, the members filed numerous lawsuits over royalties, defamation, songwriting credits, and use of the band’s name. Following Carl’s death from lung cancer in 1998, the group and its corporation (Brother Records Inc.) granted Love legal rights to tour as “the Beach Boys”. As of 2020, Brian and Jardine do not perform with Love’s Beach Boys, but remain official members of the band.

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded the Beach Boys. After signing with Capitol Records in 1962, Wilson wrote or co-wrote more than two dozen Top 40 hits for the group. In addition to his unorthodox approaches to pop composition and mastery of recording techniques, Wilson is known for his lifelong struggles with mental illness. He is often referred to as a genius and is widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative and significant songwriters of the late 20th century.

Michael Edward Love (born March 15, 1941) is an American singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. Characterized by his nasal and sometimes baritone singing, Love has been one of the band’s vocalists and lyricists for their entire career, contributing to each of their studio albums and serving as their frontman for live performances. He is the cousin of bandmates Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, (his mother was a Wilson), and is often regarded as a malign figure in the group’s history, a reputation he acknowledges: “For those who believe that Brian walks on water, I will always be the Antichrist.”

Alan Charles Jardine (born September 3, 1942) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best known as the band’s rhythm guitarist and for occasionally singing lead vocals on songs such as “Help Me, Rhonda” (1965), “Then I Kissed Her” (1965), and “Come Go with Me” (1978). His song “Lady Lynda” became a UK top 10 hit for the group in 1978.

Bruce Arthur Johnston (born Benjamin Baldwin; June 27, 1942) is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer best known as a member of the Beach Boys. In 1965, Johnston joined the band for live performances, filling in for the group’s co-founder Brian Wilson, who had quit touring in order to spend more time in the studio. Johnston then became a contributing member on subsequent albums. His songs for the Beach Boys include “Tears in the Morning” (1970), “Deirdre” (1970), and “Disney Girls (1957)” (1971). He served as a producer for the Beach Boys albums L.A. (Light Album) (1979) and Keepin’ the Summer Alive (1980). Johnston is also known for his early 1960s collaborations with Terry Melcher as Bruce & Terry and with the surf band the Rip Chords, as well as composing the 1975 Barry Manilow hit, “I Write the Songs”. He continues to tour as a member of the Beach Boys alongside band co-founder Mike Love.

Carl Dean Wilson (December 21, 1946 – February 6, 1998) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best remembered as their lead guitarist, as the youngest brother of bandmates Brian and Dennis Wilson, and as the group’s de facto leader in the early 1970s. He was also the band’s musical director on stage from 1965 until his death.

Dennis Carl Wilson (December 4, 1944 – December 28, 1983) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best remembered as their drummer and as the middle brother of bandmates Brian and Carl Wilson. Dennis was the only true surfer in the Beach Boys, and his personal life exemplified the “California Myth” that the band’s early songs often celebrated. He was also known for his association with Charles Manson, a cult leader and songwriter later convicted of several murders, and for co-starring in the 1971 film Two-Lane Blacktop.

Wednesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Beach Boys’ Party! Uncovered and Unplugged

Beach Boys’ Party! Uncovered and Unplugged is a compilation and remix album released by Capitol Records on November 20, 2015. It is an 81-track expansion of Beach Boys’ Party!, presenting it without informal chatter overdubs followed by a selection of outtakes collected from the album’s original five recording sessions.

1. “Hully Gully” 2:22
2. “I Should Have Known Better” 1:40
3. “Tell Me Why” 1:47
4. “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” 2:18
5. “Mountain of Love” 2:51
6. “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” 2:25
7. “Devoted to You” 2:20
8. “Alley Oop” 2:55
9. “There’s No Other (Like My Baby)” 2:57
10. “I Get Around” / “Little Deuce Coupe” 3:20
11. “The Times They Are a-Changin'” 2:25
12. “Barbara Ann” Fred Fassert 3:26
13. “Let’s Get This Party Rolling” 1:58
14. “I Should Have Known Better” (Take 1) 1:43
15. “Ruby Baby” (Take 1) 2:14
16. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (Take 1) 2:15
17. “Hully Gully” (Take 1) Smith, Goldsmith 2:08
18. “Blowin’ in the Wind” Dylan 3:04
19. “Dialog: ‘The Sunrays'” 1:29
20. “Ruby Baby #2” 2:16
21. “Dialog: ‘The Masked Phantom'” 1:10
22. “Hully Gully #2” 3:25
23. “Dialog: ‘Carl, Go Get Your Bass'” 2:00
24. “Hully Gully #3” 2:11
25. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction #2” 2:03
26. “Dialog: ‘That’s A Bad Guitar'” 0:28
27. “Ruby Baby #3” Leiber, Stoller 2:04
28. “Dialog: ‘What’s The Matter Carl?'” 0:23
29. “Ruby Baby #4” Leiber, Stoller 2:44
30. “Dialog: ‘Carl’s Tires'” 0:23
31. “I Should Have Known Better #2” 0:46
32. “I Should Have Known Better #3” 1:29
33. “Dialog: ‘Wasn’t That Great Folks?'” 0:25
34. “Tell Me Why #1” 0:59
35. “Don’t Worry Baby” 0:44
36. “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away #1” 2:20
37. “Little Deuce Coupe #1” 1:55
38. “California Girls” 2:56

1. “She Belongs To Me / The Artist (Laugh At Me) #1”
2. “Fooling Around: Hang On Sloopy / You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ / Twist And Shout”
3. “Riot In Cell Block No.9 #1”
4. “Fooling Around: The Diary”
5. “Dialog: ‘I Think We Better Do This Next Week'”
6. “Dialog: ‘Let’s Cook Now And Eat Later'”
7. “Tell My Why #2”
8. “I Should Have Known Better #4”
9. “Dialog: ‘What I Want To Do'”
10. “Dialog: ‘Are We Still In The Party?'”
11. “Mountain Of Love #1”
12. “Dialog: ‘Where s Denny?'”
13. “Devoted To You #1”
14. “Dialog: ‘What Are You Doing Now'”
15. “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away #2”
16. “Dialog: ‘This Phony Party’ / Ticket To Ride”
17. “Alley Oop #1”
18. “Alley Oop #2”
19. “Dialog: ‘Tune It Like This'”
20. “There’s No Other (Like My Baby) #1”
21. “There’s No Other (Like My Baby) #2”
22. “Dialog: ‘Do The Splits'”
23. “Devoted To You #2”
24. “Devoted To You #3”
25. “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away #3”
26. “I Get Around”
27. “Little Deuce Coupe #2”
28. “Mountain Of Love #2”
29. “Ticket To Ride #2”
30. “Riot In Cell Block No.9 #2”
31. “The Artist (Laugh At Me) #2”
32. “One Kiss Lead To Another”
33. “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away #4”
34. “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away #5”
35. “Dialog: ‘What Did You Stop Us For Chuck?'”
36. “The Times They Are A-Changin'”
37. “Fooling Around: Heart And Soul / Long Tall Sally”
38. “Fooling Around: The Boy From New York City”
39. “Smokey Joe’s Café”
40. “Dialog: ‘I Got One More'”
41. “Barbara Ann #1”
42. “Barbara Ann #2”
43. “Barbara Ann #3”

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  DeBarge, Def Leppard, Journey, Beach Boys, Limahl, Johnny Lee, Billy Joel, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Culture Club, Icehouse and more . . . 

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin (1991)

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, “Two Rooms at the End of the World”, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.

“Border Song” – Eric Clapton 4:21
“Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” – Kate Bush 4:57
“Come Down in Time” – Sting 3:38
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” – The Who 4:32
“Crocodile Rock” – The Beach Boys 4:21
“Daniel” – Wilson Phillips 4:03
“Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” – Joe Cocker 3:57
“Levon” – Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
“The Bitch is Back” – Tina Turner 3:38
“Philadelphia Freedom” – Hall & Oates 5:12
“Your Song” – Rod Stewart 4:49
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – Oleta Adams 6:02
“Madman Across the Water” – Bruce Hornsby 6:10
“Sacrifice” – Sinéad O’Connor 5:12
“Burn Down the Mission” – Phil Collins 6:58
“Tonight” – George Michael 7:23

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from; Beach Boys, Tavares, Olivia Newton-john, Electric Light Orchestra, Tubes, Elton John, Dan Hartman, Police, Eagles, Hot, Dire Straits, Badfinger, Cat Stevens, Boston, Chic, Bad Company and more . . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

Today we feature music from Starship, Billy Joel, Clash, Elton John, Beach Boys, John Mellencamp, Rockpile, Lenny Kravitz, Billy Squier and more . . . 

Tuesday 6pm: Sounds of The 60’s

This week we feature music from: Wanda Jackson, Chiffons, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Beatles, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Rolling Stones, Troggs, Bob Dylan, Grass Roots, James Brown, McCoys, Beach Boys, Janis Ian and many more . . . 

Thursday 6pm: History of Rock and Roll with Bill Drake

This installment of the History of Rock and Roll features:

  • Hits of 1964
  • Girl Groups of The Sixties
  • Phil Spector Listening Test
  • The Start of Motown
  • Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
  • The Beach Boys

 

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

1965This week on the Vinyl Resting Place we start our new three hour time slot, sorry. But we’re breaking format a bit and rather than going with all the obscure songs and odd ball themes I thought we’d kick things off with the top 45 songs that all came out on 45s during the year 1965. To spice it up a bit, I’m playing the stereo versions of all the songs (except 1) – and we’re going to throw in some air checks from the that year, A Huntley Brinkley Time capsule and even a guest spot from Bob Newhart.

VRP 1965Here is a few of the artists featured;  Four Seasons, Beach Boys, Searchers, Herman’s Hermits, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Supremes, Beatles, Byrds, McCoys, Temptations, Freddie and the Dreamers, Rolling Stones, Righteous Brothers, Sonny & Cher and many more.

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrp1963V4This week the Vinyl Resting place turns the clock back to 1963.  With the help of Chet, David, and a few musicians, join Willie B at noon on Sunday.  You’ll hear music from Beach Boys, Morty Jay And The Surferin’ Cats, Jan And Dean, Chubby Checker, Allisons, Duane Eddy, Peggy Lee, Connie Francis, King Curtis and many many many more.  

Thursday 10pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrpjuly42015From the Vinyl Resting Place Archive (2015) – Celebrate July 4th with Willie B and the Vinyl Resting Place with music and more from Red Skelton, Cashman and West, Mark Lindsay, Ray Stevens, Don McLean, Donna Fargo, Simon and Garfunkel, Corbin & Hanner Band, Beach Boys, Steve Miller Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Hope, Byron MacGregor; Charlie Rich, Glen Campbell, Billy Brown, Elvis Presley, America, Yes, Grand Funk, Joseph Brent & The Bronx Opera and many more. 

Sunday 12pm, Monday 12am: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrp-grad-specialThis week on the Vinyl Resting place – we honor the graduating class of 2016 – join us this Sunday for the pomp, and bring a little circumstance featuring music from: Beach Boys, Arbors, Jordan Hill, Karen Lake, Fleetwoods, The Ivy League, Are You Ready!, Bobby Pickett, Cardigans, Chris Isaak, Classmates, Dave Matthews Band, Dropline, The Four Fifths, Vitamin C, Boys II Men and many many more.  12pm on RadioMaxMusic

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

70sTonight we’ll feature Bad Company, Bob Seger, Olivia Newton-John, Beatles, Beach Boys, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Elvis Presley, Edgar Winter Group, Journey, Maxine Nightingale, Ringo Star, Jay Ferguson, Jaggerz, England Dan and John Ford Coley, Nilsson, and much more. Join us at 7:00 pm!

History of Rock and Roll 12pm ET

fourSeasonsBeach_BoysThis week on the History of Rock and Roll: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and The Beach Boys