1980-1989 Today we feature music from and not in this order: Prince, Huey Lewis & The News, Blondie, Michael Jackson, Peter Wolf, Tina Turner, Men At Work, Donna Summer, Van Halen, Elton John, Toto and more . . .
Featuring tunes from Duran Duran, Animotion, Pointer Sisters, Ratt, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, and more and more . . .
Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s, breaking through with his first album, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man (which contained his first national hit of the same name) in 1968. By the early 1970s, he had dropped the ‘System’ from his recordings and continued to strive for broader success with various other bands. In 1973, he put together the Silver Bullet Band, with a group of Detroit-area musicians, with whom he became most successful on the national level with the album Live Bullet (1976), recorded live with the Silver Bullet Band in 1975 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. In 1976, he achieved a national breakout with the studio album Night Moves. On his studio albums, he also worked extensively with the Alabama-based Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, which appeared on several of Seger’s best-selling singles and albums.
A roots rocker with a classic raspy, powerful voice, Seger wrote and recorded songs that deal with love, women, and blue-collar themes and is an example of a heartland rock artist. Seger has recorded many hits, including “Night Moves”, “Turn the Page”, “Still the Same”, “We’ve Got Tonite”, “Against the Wind”, “You’ll Accomp’ny Me”, “Hollywood Nights”, “Shame on the Moon”, “Like a Rock”, and “Shakedown”, the last of which was written for the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Seger also co-wrote the Eagles’ number-one hit “Heartache Tonight”, and his recording of “Old Time Rock and Roll” was named one of the Songs of the Century in 2001.
With a career spanning six decades, Seger has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. Seger was named Billboard’s 2015 Legend of Live honoree at the 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, held November 18–19 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. He announced his farewell tour in September 2018.
Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets is a compilation album by American rock singer–songwriter Bob Seger. The double-disc album was released on November 21, 2011, and contains 26 remastered tracks from throughout Seger’s career, which spans more than four decades. Included are the original mono version of “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man”, Seger’s first hit with The Bob Seger System from 1968, the classic Christmas song “The Little Drummer Boy” from 1987’s A Very Special Christmas, which makes its first appearance on a Seger album, and previously unreleased cover versions of Tom Waits’ “Downtown Train” and Little Richard’s “Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey (Going Back to Birmingham).” There is also a Walmart exclusive edition that includes the bonus track “Living Inside My Heart,” a song from the soundtrack of the 1986 film About Last Night…, which has also never before been released on any Bob Seger album. Two songs on this compilation album are edited compared to the original releases: “We’ve Got Tonight” is the single edit, which is about one minute shorter than the album version, and “Katmandu” is a newly edited version which omits the second verse, making the song also about one minute shorter compared to the original album version. In the US it was certified gold and platinum in June 2013 by the RIAA.
This compilation is the closest Seger has come to the release of a career-spanning boxed set (usually 3 or 4 compact discs). Seger remains an artist, among those whose careers have spanned decades, who has not released a traditional boxed set of his music.
1. “Old Time Rock and Roll” Stranger in Town, 1978 3:16
2. “Hollywood Nights” Stranger in Town 5:03
3. “Night Moves” Night Moves, 1976 5:25
4. “Mainstreet” Night Moves 3:44
5. “Roll Me Away” The Distance, 1982 4:41
6. “Turn the Page” (Live) Live Bullet, 1976; 5:14
7. “Her Strut” Against the Wind, 1980 3:54
8. “Still the Same” Stranger in Town 3:25
9. “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” Against the Wind 4:01
10. “We’ve Got Tonight” Stranger in Town 3:41
11. “Like a Rock” Like a Rock, 1986 5:58
12. “Fire Lake” Against the Wind 3:34
13. “Tryin’ to Live My Life Without You” (Live) Nine Tonight, 1981 4:09
1. “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” Night Moves 3:54
2. “Against the Wind” Against the Wind 5:34
3. “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man, 1968 2:25
4. “The Fire Down Below” Night Moves 4:28
5. “Travelin’ Man” (Live) Live Bullet 4:40
6. “Beautiful Loser” (Live) Live Bullet 3:42
7. “Shakedown” Beverly Hills Cop II Soundtrack, 1987 4:03
8. “Shame on the Moon” The Distance 4:55
9. “Katmandu” (Edited version) Beautiful Loser 5:00
10. “The Little Drummer Boy” A Very Special Christmas, 1987 3:31
11. “Wait for Me” Face the Promise, 2006 3:43
12. “Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey (Going Back to Birmingham)” 2011 2:07
13. “Downtown Train” 3:59
Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He has performed as the bassist and vocalist for Poco and the Eagles, having replaced bassist and vocalist Randy Meisner in both cases. Schmit has also worked for decades as a session musician and solo artist. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Eagles.
In 1968, Schmit auditioned for Poco but was turned down in favor of founding member Randy Meisner. When Meisner quit the band in 1969, Schmit replaced him on bass and vocals. He appeared on nine of Poco’s studio albums and two live albums between 1969 and 1977, composing numerous songs. He wrote and was the lead singer on the song “Keep on Tryin’,” Poco’s biggest hit single to that point, peaking at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975. Apart from Poco, Schmit also contributed vocals to Firefall’s 1977 hit, “Just Remember I Love You.”
Schmit also sang backing vocals on the Steely Dan albums Pretzel Logic, The Royal Scam and Aja. Schmit also sang backing vocals on “Never Let Her Slip Away”, a top 5 UK hit for Andrew Gold in 1978, along with Brock Walsh, J.D. Souther and an uncredited Freddie Mercury.
In 1977, Schmit joined the Eagles during the Hotel California tour, once again replacing Randy Meisner on bass/vocals after Meisner quit. Although the Eagles are thought of as a quintessential California band, Schmit is the only member of the group to actually be a native of California.
On the 1979 album, The Long Run, Schmit co-wrote and sang lead vocals on the song “I Can’t Tell You Why”. The band later broke up in 1980 and reunited 14 years later in 1994, with Schmit singing the lead vocals on “Love Will Keep Us Alive”, on the reunion album Hell Freezes Over.
In 2007, the Eagles released a new album, Long Road Out of Eden. Schmit continued to be part of the Eagles lineup along with Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh until Frey’s death in 2016.
After the Eagles broke up in 1980, Schmit embarked on a solo career, singing vocals and playing bass for hire during studio sessions. His voice can be heard on many hits, including Bob Seger’s “Fire Lake” and Boz Scaggs’ “Look What You’ve Done to Me” (each with Frey and Henley), Don Felder’s “Heavy Metal (Takin’ a Ride)” (with Henley), and Crosby, Stills and Nash’s “Southern Cross”, where he sang harmony. He was also a background musician on two of Don Henley’s hit songs, “Dirty Laundry” and “You Don’t Know Me at All”.
Schmit teamed with his predecessor in both Poco and the Eagles, Randy Meisner, along with their mutual Eagles bandmate Joe Walsh, to provide background vocals to the Richard Marx 1987 hit “Don’t Mean Nothing”. Schmit also performed on the Toto 1983 hit singles “I Won’t Hold You Back” and “Africa”, and the Jars of Clay song “Everything in Between”. He also played on the 1983 Glenn Shorrock solo album. In 1991 Schmit covered the standard “I Only Have Eyes for You” for the soundtrack of the film Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. In 1988 he added background vocals to Sheena Easton’s album The Lover in Me and in 1989 Schmit added background vocals on the Stacey Q single, “Heartbeat”, which was featured on her critically acclaimed Nights Like This album.
Stranger in Town is the tenth studio album by American rock singer Bob Seger and his second with the Silver Bullet Band, released by Capitol Records on May 5,1978. Like its predecessor, the Silver Bullet Band backed Seger on about half of the songs and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section backed Seger on the other half.
The album became an instant success in the United States, being certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America less than a month after the album’s release, and, like its predecessor Night Moves, it would later go 6× Platinum. It was also his first album to chart in the UK, where limited editions were released on silver vinyl and in picture disc format as well as standard black vinyl.
1. “Hollywood Nights” 4:59
2. “Still the Same” 3:18
3. “Old Time Rock and Roll” 3:14
4. “Till It Shines” 3:50
5. “Feel Like a Number” 3:42
6. “Ain’t Got No Money” 4:11
7. “We’ve Got Tonight” 4:38
8. “Brave Strangers” 6:20
9. “The Famous Final Scene” 5:09
In this installment of Sounds of The 80’s feature music from; Taylor Dayne, Eddie Money, Squeeze, Poco, Bob Seger, Bon Jovi, Survivor, Stevie Nicks and LOTS more. 2pm – 6pm on RadioMaxMusic.
Today Labor Day 2016 we feature Live tracks all day from great artists all day then a special Vinyl Resting Place Labor Day at 5pm with Willie B. Today you will hear Live tracks from Joni Mitchell, Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper, Journey, Bob Seger, Elton John, Steve Miller Band, Genesis, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Kiss, Nils Lofgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Madonna, Vixen, Tom Petty, Lisa Marie Presley, John Fogerty and many more.
It’s “Summer Hits of the 70s” today at 9:00 am on Sounds of The 70s were we’ll feature, Bad Company, Bob Seger, Paul Simon Godspell, Eric Carmen, Three Dog Night, Chris Thompson, Robert Palmer, John Travolta & Olivia Newton John, Robin McNamara, Pilot, 8th Day, Hot, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Elton John, Bobby Sherman, Grand Funk Railroad, Helen Reddy, and so much more. Join us at 9:00 am!