Tag: Bonnie Raitt

Sunday 7/24/22 4pm ET: Feature LP: Bonnie Raitt – Give It Up (1972)

Give It Up is the second studio album by American musician Bonnie Raitt. Released in September 1972 by Warner Bros. Records, Give It Up is an amalgamation of various genres, including folk, blues, R&B, and soft rock. Seven of the ten tracks on the album are covers, and the tracks are either soft sentimental ballads or fast-paced folk rock pieces. Lyrically, Give It Up revolves around Raitt’s femininity, relationships, and being comfortable with herself. Raitt recorded the album at Bearsville Studios with producer Michael Cuscuna.

Give It Up was Raitt’s first album to reach the Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart, where it peaked at number 138. The initial reception was positive, as critics liked the vocals and the musicianship throughout the album. Contemporary reviews are also positive, with some critics calling Give It Up a stand-out album within Raitt’s discography. In 2012, Rolling Stone ranked Give It Up at number 495 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

  1. “Give It Up or Let Me Go” 4:28
  2. “Nothing Seems to Matter” 4:04
  3. “I Know” 3:40
  4. “If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody” 2:54
  5. “Love Me Like a Man” 3:10
  6. “Too Long at the Fair” 2:54
  7. “Under the Falling Sky” 3:38
  8. “You Got to Know How” 3:32
  9. “You Told Me Baby” 4:01
  10. “Love Has No Pride” 3:43

Bonnie Raitt – lead vocals, steel guitar (1, 3), acoustic guitar (2, 4-8, 10), backing vocals (3, 7), 12-string guitar (6), electric rhythm guitar (9), acoustic piano (10)
Jack Viertel – steel guitar (1)
T.J. Tindall – electric guitar (3, 7)
Kal David – electric guitar (4)
Lou Terriciano – acoustic piano (1, 8)
Mark Jordan – acoustic piano (3), vibraphone (3), electric piano (7)
Merl Saunders – acoustic piano (4)
Dave Holland – acoustic bass (1, 2, 8)
Chris Parker – drums (1, 4, 8)
Wells Kelly – congas (2, 3, 9), drums (3, 6, 7, 9), cowbell (3, 7), backing vocals (3)
Dennis Whitted – drums (5)
Eric Kaz – vibraphone (2), acoustic piano (6), horn arrangement (9)
Peter Ecklund – cornet (1, 3)
Amos Garrett – trombone (1)
Freebo – tuba (1), 12-string rhythm guitar (2), fretless bass (3-7, 9, 10), backing vocals (3)
John Payne – tenor saxophone (2), clarinet (8), soprano saxophone (9), sax solo (9)
Marty Grebb – tenor saxophone (4), alto saxophone (9)
Terry Eaton – tenor saxophone (9)
Gene Boris Stashuk – cello (6)
Paul Butterfield – harmonica (7)
John Hall – backing vocals (3), electric guitar (6, 9), “steel drum” guitar (9)
Jackie Lomax – backing vocals (3)
Tim Moore – backing vocals (7)

Friday 4/22/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That (2022)

Bonnie Raitt has announced her first new album since 2016. The new record, Just Like That…, is out April 22 via Redwing. Below, listen to Raitt’s new single “Made Up Mind.”

Raitt recorded Just Like That… in Sausalito, California in summer 2021. She made the album with bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson, drummer Ricky Fataar, keyboardist and backing vocalist Glenn Patscha, and guitarist Kenny Greenberg. Raitt also produced the album, working with mixing engineer Ryan Freeland.

Just Like That… follows February 2016’s Dig in Deep. Before that, Raitt released Slipstream in 2012; it eventually earned her and Ryan Freeland the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album.

1 Made Up Mind 3:40
2 Something’s Got a Hold of My Heart 4:52
3 Livin’ For the Ones 3:04
4 Just Like That 5:05
5 When We Say Goodnight 5:00
6 Waitin’ For You To Blow 5:27
7 Blame It On Me 5:47
8 Love So Strong 4:31
9 Here Comes Love 4:15
10 Down the Hall 4:30

Thursday 12/30/21 6pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1980 A to Z – Part 25

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.

We complete our review of the RadioMaxMusic Library of 1980 music. This installment features music from Electric Light Orchestra, Pat Benatar, Dr. Hook, Billy Joel, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Tommy James, Eddy Raven, Lou Rawls, Diana Ross, Ambrosia, Bonnie Raitt and many more. We start our travel into the next segment 1981 next Tuesday.

6pm – 9:30pm ET

Tuesday 9/14/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Bonnie Raitt – Nick of Time (1989)

Nick of Time is the tenth studio album by the American singer Bonnie Raitt, released on March 21, 1989. It was Raitt’s first album to be released by Capitol Records. A commercial breakthrough after years of personal and professional struggles, Nick of Time topped the Billboard 200 chart, selling five million copies, and won three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, which was presented to Raitt and producer Don Was. In 2003, the album was ranked number 229 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, then was re-ranked at number 230 on the 2012 list. As of September 2020, it is ranked at number 492. The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

  1. “Nick of Time” 3:52
  2. “Thing Called Love” 3:52
  3. “Love Letter” 4:04
  4. “Cry on My Shoulder” 3:44
  5. “Real Man” 4:27
  6. “Nobody’s Girl” 3:14
  7. “Have a Heart” 4:50
  8. “Too Soon to Tell” 3:45
  9. “I Will Not Be Denied” 4:55
  10. “I Ain’t Gonna Let You Break My Heart Again” 2:38
  11. “The Road’s My Middle Name” 3:31

Bonnie Raitt – lead vocals, electric piano (1, 9), slide guitar (2, 3, 4, 7), guitar (5, 6, 11), backing vocals (5)
Scott Thurston – keyboards (3, 7)

Michael Ruff – keyboards (4)
Jerry Lynn Williams – acoustic piano (5)
Don Was – keyboards (8)
Herbie Hancock – acoustic piano (10)
Michael Landau – guitar (1, 3)
Johnny Lee Schell – acoustic guitar (2), backing vocals (2), guitar (3, 9)
Arthur Adams – guitar (3)
John Jorgenson – guitar (8)
Jay Dee Maness – pedal steel guitar (8)
James “Hutch” Hutchinson – bass (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9)
Chuck Domanico – acoustic bass (4, 6)
Preston Hubbard – bass (11)
Ricky Fataar – drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9), percussion (1)
Fran Christina – drums (11)
Paulinho da Costa – congas (1), percussion (4, 7)
Tony Braunagel – percussion (2, 5), timbales (2), drums (4)
Marty Grebb – tenor saxophone (3, 9)
Bill Bergman – saxophone
Greg Smith – saxophone
John Berry, Jr. – trumpet
Dennis Farias – trumpet
Kim Wilson – harmonica (5, 11)
Sir Harry Bowens – backing vocals (1, 3, 8, 9, 11)
Arnold McCuller – backing vocals (1, 7, 8, 11)
Sweet Pea Atkinson – backing vocals (3, 8, 9, 11)
David Crosby – backing vocals (4)
Graham Nash – backing vocals (4)
Larry John McNally – backing vocals (5)
David Lasley – backing vocals (7)

Friday 1pm ET: Feature Artist: Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter, and activist.

During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums that incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In 1989, after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success, she had a major hit with the album Nick of Time. The following two albums, Luck of the Draw (1991) and Longing in Their Hearts (1994), were also multimillion sellers, generating several hit singles, including “Something to Talk About”, “Love Sneakin’ Up on You”, and the ballad “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (with Bruce Hornsby on piano).

Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and number 89 on the magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Australian Country Music Artist Graeme Connors has said, “Bonnie Raitt does something with a lyric no one else can do; she bends it and twists it right into your heart.”

Sunday with Ron Kovacs 8am ET

Sunday 3This week on Sunday, join Ron Kovacs with some listener requests, music from Eric Clapton, Elton John, Rolling Stones, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kevin Sharp, Blake Shelton, and more….   Live at 8am ET on RadioMaxMusic.