Tag: Bruce Springsteen

Thursday 9/23/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Bruce Springsteen Top 30 Hits

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He has released twenty studio albums, many of which feature his backing band, the E Street Band. Originally from the Jersey Shore, he is one of the originators of the heartland rock style of music, combining mainstream rock musical style with narrative songs about working class American life. During a career that has spanned five decades, Springsteen has become known for his poetic, socially conscious lyrics and energetic stage performances, sometimes lasting up to four hours in length. He has been nicknamed “the Boss”.

Springsteen has released records steadily since 1973, and is widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered on his native New Jersey. The E Street Band have been Springsteen’s primary backing band since 1972 and have appeared on a majority of his studio albums and live releases. Springsteen also released one studio and live album with The Sessions Band.

Springsteen’s recordings have tended to alternate between commercially accessible rock albums and somber folk-oriented works. His most commercially successful period occurred between 1975’s Born to Run and 1987’s Tunnel of Love. 1984’s Born in the U.S.A. launched Springsteen into superstardom and the album went on to become one of the biggest selling albums of all time. It produced seven top-10 hit singles, tied for the most ever with Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814. Springsteen has steadily maintained a loyal audience since his 80s success, and experienced a renewed commercial strength since 2002’s The Rising, the first in a string of consecutive successful albums following a 1999 reunion with The E Street Band with whom he parted ways in 1988. 2014’s High Hopes was Springsteen’s eleventh #1 album placing him at third all-time for most #1 albums ever trailing only Jay-Z (13) and The Beatles (19). He achieved his eleventh #1 album in the UK with his next release, 2019’s Western Stars, which saw him join Elvis Presley and Robbie Williams on eleven UK #1s, trailing only Madonna (12) and The Beatles (15). On October 25, 2019, Springsteen released a theatrical film for Western Stars which marked his directorial debut. The film was accompanied by the Western Stars – Songs from the Film soundtrack. On October 23, 2020, Springsteen released his twentieth studio album, Letter to You.

Overall, Springsteen has released 20 studio albums, 73 singles, eight extended plays, 23 live albums, seven box sets, eight compilation albums, one soundtrack, 61 music videos and 17 home videos. He has sold 64.5 million albums in the US, making him the 15th highest-selling artist of all time and seventh highest-selling male artist overall behind Garth Brooks (135 million), Elvis Presley (134.5 million), Billy Joel (81.5 million), Michael Jackson (81 million), Elton John (73.5 million) and George Strait (69 million). In 2014, Springsteen opened the Bruce Springsteen Archives and announced that he will release various shows from his past that have been digitally restored and remastered and, unlike the bootleg releases, officially endorsed by Springsteen himself.

1Streets of Philadelphia
2Human Touch
3Born in the U.S.A.
4Brilliant Disguise
5War
6Dancing in the Dark
7Glory Days
8Cover Me
9My Hometown
10I’m on Fire
11Tunnel of Love
1257 Channels (And Nothin’ On)
13Fire
14Hungry Heart
15The Rising
16Badlands
17I’m Goin’ Down
18Better Days
19Prove It All Night
20Working on a Dream
21The Wrestler
22Tougher Than the Rest
23Born to Run
24Radio Nowhere
25One Step Up
26Leap of Faith
27Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
28The River
29Lonesome Day
30Fade Away

Sunday 9/19/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (1973)

The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle is the second studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. It was recorded by Springsteen with the E Street Band at 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York, and released on November 5, 1973 by Columbia Records. It includes the song “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”, the band’s most-used set-closing song through 1985.

As with Springsteen’s first album released earlier in the year, The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle was well-received critically but had little commercial success at the time, nationally. Locally though, the album sold well, was played regularly on Northeast AOR stations and did make Springsteen a local phenomenon. Once Springsteen achieved nationwide popularity with Born to Run, several selections from this album became popular FM radio airplay and concert favorites. On November 7, 2009, Springsteen and the E Street Band played the album in its entirety for the first time during a concert at Madison Square Garden.

The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle has gone on to sell nearly 3 million albums. This was the final Springsteen album to feature original pianist David Sancious. In the 2020 updated version of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, the album was ranked at number 345.

  1. “The E Street Shuffle” 4:31
  2. “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” 5:36
  3. “Kitty’s Back” 7:09
  4. “Wild Billy’s Circus Story” 4:47
  5. “Incident on 57th Street” 7:45
  6. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” 7:04
  7. “New York City Serenade” 9:55

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals (all tracks), guitar (all tracks), recorder (track 1), maracas (track 1), harmonica (track 4), mandolin (track 4)
Clarence Clemons – tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7), backing vocals (tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7), pennywhistle (track 2)
Danny Federici – backing vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7), accordion (tracks 2, 4) organ (tracks 3, 5), second piano (track 5)
Garry Tallent – bass guitar (all tracks except 4), tuba (tracks 1, 4), backing vocals (track 3)
David Sancious – piano (all tracks except 1, 4), clavinet (track 1), soprano saxophone (track 1), electric piano (track 1), backing vocals (track 1), organ solo (track 3), mellotron (track 7), string arrangement (track 7)
“Mad Dog” Vini Lopez – drums, percussion (all tracks except 4), backing vocals (tracks 1, 3, 7), cornet (track 1)
Richard Blackwell – percussion (tracks 1, 7)
Albany “Al” Tellone – baritone saxophone (track 1)
Suki Lahav – choir vocals (tracks 2, 5)

Tuesday 6/15/21 11pm ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (1975)

Born to Run is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. As his effort to break into the mainstream, the album was a commercial success, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200 and eventually selling six million copies in the United States. Two singles were released from the album: “Born to Run” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”; the first helped Springsteen to reach mainstream popularity. The tracks “Thunder Road”, “She’s the One”, and “Jungleland” became staples of album-oriented rock radio and Springsteen concert high points.

Born to Run garnered widespread acclaim when it was first released on August 25, 1975, by Columbia Records. It has since been considered by critics to be one of the greatest albums of all time. On November 14, 2005, a 30th Anniversary remaster of the album was released as a box set including two DVDs: a production diary film and a concert movie.

The album was remastered again in 2014 by veteran mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, who has worked on much of Springsteen’s audio output since 1982, for release as part of The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973–1984, a boxed set composed of remastered editions of his first seven albums. It was later released in remastered form as a single disc as well.

  1. “Thunder Road” 4:49
  2. “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” 3:11
  3. “Night” 3:00
  4. “Backstreets” 6:30
  5. “Born to Run” 4:31
  6. “She’s the One” 4:30
  7. “Meeting Across the River” 3:18
  8. “Jungleland” 9:34

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars (tracks 1–6, 8), harmonica (track 1), horn arrengement (track 2)
Roy Bittan – piano (tracks 2–4, 6–8), glockenspiel (tracks 1, 3), harpsichord (tracks 3, 6), organ (tracks 4, 6), Fender Rhodes (track 1), background vocals (track 1)
Clarence Clemons – saxophones (tracks 1–3, 5, 6, 8)
Garry Tallent – bass guitar (tracks 1–6, 8)
Max Weinberg – drums (tracks 1–4, 6, 8)
Ernest Carter – drums (track 5)
Danny Federici – organ (track 5)
David Sancious – keyboards (track 5)
Steven Van Zandt – background vocals (track 1), horn arrengement (track 2)
Mike Appel – background vocals (track 1)
Randy Brecker – trumpet (tracks 2, 7), flugel horn (track 2)
Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone (track 2)
David Sanborn – baritone saxophone (track 2)
Wayne Andre – trombone (track 2)
Richard Davis – bass (track 7)
Suki Lahav – violin (track 8)
Charles Calello – string arrangements and conductor (track 8)

Thursday 12/10/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – The River (1980)

The River is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. It was released on October 17, 1980, by Columbia Records. Springsteen’s only double album, The River was produced by Jon Landau, Springsteen, and bandmate Steven Van Zandt. The album was Springsteen’s first to go number one on the Billboard 200 and spent four weeks at the top of chart. “The River” was nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance at the 1982 Grammy Awards.

1. “The Ties That Bind” 3:34
2. “Sherry Darling” 4:03
3. “Jackson Cage” 3:04
4. “Two Hearts” 2:45
5. “Independence Day” 4:50

1. “Hungry Heart” 3:19
2. “Out in the Street” 4:17
3. “Crush on You” 3:10
4. “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)” 2:37
5. “I Wanna Marry You” 3:30
6. “The River” 5:01

1. “Point Blank” 6:06
2. “Cadillac Ranch” 3:03
3. “I’m a Rocker” 3:36
4. “Fade Away” 4:46
5. “Stolen Car” 3:54

1. “Ramrod” 4:05
2. “The Price You Pay” 5:29
3. “Drive All Night” 8:33
4. “Wreck on the Highway” 3:54

Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, twelve-string guitar, harmonica, percussion, piano on “Drive All Night”, producer

Roy Bittan – piano, Hammond organ on “I’m a Rocker” and “Drive All Night”, background vocals
Clarence Clemons – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, percussion, background vocals
Danny Federici – Hammond organ, glockenspiel
Garry Tallent – bass guitar
Steven Van Zandt – rhythm electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lead guitar on “Crush on You”, harmony vocals, background vocals, producer
Max Weinberg – drums, percussion
Additional vocals

Flo & Eddie (Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman) – backing vocals on “Hungry Heart”

Saturday 11/28/2020 4:30am ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Live 1075 – 1985 (1986)

Live/1975–85 is a live album by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. It consists of 40 tracks recorded at various concerts between 1975 and 1985, released as a box set by Columbia Records on November 10, 1986.

In November of ’85, Springsteen wrote in the liner notes, “Jon Landau sent a four-song cassette of ‘Born in the U.S.A.’, ‘Seeds’, ‘The River’ and ‘War’ down to my house with a note attached saying he ‘thought we might have something here’. Over the following months we listened to 10 years of tapes, the music did the talkin’, and this album and its story began to emerge. We hope you have as much fun with it as we did. I’d like to thank Jon for his friendship and perseverance and the E Street Band for 1,001 nights of comradeship and good rockin’. They’re all about the best bunch of people you can have at your side when you’re goin’ on a long drive.”

It was released as a box set of five vinyl records, three cassettes, or three CDs. There was also a record club only release which came on three 8-track cartridges.

“Thunder Road” – 5:46
“Adam Raised a Cain” – 5:26
“Spirit in the Night” – 6:25
“4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” – 6:34
“Paradise by the “C”” – 3:54
“Fire” – 2:51
“Growin’ Up” – 7:58
“It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City” – 4:39
“Backstreets” – 7:35
“Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” – 10:00
“Raise Your Hand” (Cropper/Floyd/Isbell) – 5:01
“Hungry Heart” – 4:30
“Two Hearts” – 3:06

“Cadillac Ranch” – 4:52
“You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)” – 3:58
“Independence Day” – 5:08
“Badlands” – 5:17
“Because the Night” (Springsteen/Smith) – 5:19
“Candy’s Room” – 3:19
“Darkness on the Edge of Town” – 4:19
“Racing in the Street” – 8:12
“This Land Is Your Land” (Guthrie) – 4:21
“Nebraska” – 4:18
“Johnny 99” – 4:24
“Reason to Believe” – 5:19
“Born in the U.S.A.” – 6:10
“Seeds” – 5:14

“The River” – 11:42
“War” (Strong/Whitfield) – 4:53
“Darlington County” – 5:12
“Working on the Highway” – 4:04
“The Promised Land” – 5:36
“Cover Me” – 6:57
“I’m on Fire” – 4:26
“Bobby Jean” – 4:30
“My Hometown” – 5:13
“Born to Run” – 5:03
“No Surrender” – 4:41
“Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” – 4:21
“Jersey Girl” (Waits) – 6:30

Wednesday 11/11/2020 10pm ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Tracks (1998)

Tracks is a four-disc box set by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1998 containing 66 songs. This box set mostly consists of never-before-released songs recorded during the sessions for his many albums, but also includes a number of single B-sides, as well as demos and alternate versions of already-released material.

The project began in February 1998, when Springsteen and his chief recording engineer, Toby Scott, began going through his massive collection of unreleased songs. Springsteen had been known as a very prolific songwriter (Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, and Born in the U.S.A. each had more than 50 songs written for them), and by 1998 the number of unreleased songs was up to more than 350— 3/4 of all his recorded material. Scott had begun on a computerized database of Springsteen’s archives in 1985 in order to allow Springsteen to find specific songs that hadn’t been released yet, and it was understood by Scott and others since the 1980s that Springsteen would eventually compile a selection of these unreleased recordings into a box set.

1. “Mary Queen of Arkansas” (Demo Version) May 3, 1972 4:27
2. “It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City” (Demo Version) May 3, 1972 2:52
3. “Growin’ Up” (Demo Version) May 3, 1972 2:38
4. “Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?” (Demo Version) May 3, 1972 1:58
5. “Bishop Danced” January 31, 1973 4:18
6. “Santa Ana” July 1, 1973 4:35
7. “Seaside Bar Song” July 24, 1973 3:33
8. “Zero and Blind Terry” August 7, 1973 5:56
9. “Linda Let Me Be the One” June 29, 1975 4:24
10. “Thundercrack” August 9, 1973 + 1997 8:25
11. “Rendezvous” December 31, 1980 2:48
12. “Give the Girl a Kiss” October 11, 1977 3:51
13. “Iceman” October 27, 1977 3:17
14. “Bring On the Night” June 13, 1979 2:36
15. “So Young and in Love” June 1, 1974 3:47
16. “Hearts of Stone” October 14, 1977 4:29
17. “Don’t Look Back” July 2, 1977 3:00

Disc two
1. “Restless Nights” May 2, 1980 3:44
2. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Pittsburgh)” May 6, 1982 3:15
3. “Roulette” April 12, 1980 3:51
4. “Dollhouse” August 21, 1979 3:31
5. “Where the Bands Are” October 9, 1979 3:43
6. “Loose Ends” July 18, 1979 4:00
7. “Living on the Edge of the World” December 3, 1979 4:17
8. “Wages of Sin” May 10, 1982 4:51
9. “Take ‘Em as They Come” April 10, 1980 4:28
10. “Be True” July 18, 1979 3:39
11. “Ricky Wants a Man of Her Own” April 10, 1980 2:44
12. “I Wanna Be with You” May 31, 1979 3:21
13. “Mary Lou” July 13, 1979 3:21
14. “Stolen Car” (alternate version) September 24, 1979 4:26
15. “Born in the U.S.A.” (Demo Version) January 3, 1982 3:08
16. “Johnny Bye-Bye” January 4, 1983 1:49
17. “Shut Out the Light” January 19, 1983 3:51

Disc three
1. “Cynthia” June 15, 1983 4:13
2. “My Love Will Not Let You Down” May 5, 1982 4:28
3. “This Hard Land” May 11, 1982 4:46
4. “Frankie” May 14, 1982 7:22
5. “TV Movie” June 13, 1983 2:48
6. “Stand on It” (alternative version) June 16, 1983 3:05
7. “Lion’s Den” January 25, 1982 2:18
8. “Car Wash” May 31, 1983 2:06
9. “Rockaway the Days” January 12, 1984 4:40
10. “Brothers Under the Bridges ’83” September 14, 1983 5:06
11. “Man at the Top” January 12, 1984 3:19
12. “Pink Cadillac” May 31, 1983 3:33
13. “Two for the Road” February 1, 1987 1:57
14. “Janey, Don’t You Lose Heart” June 16, 1983 3:24
15. “When You Need Me” January 20, 1987 2:54
16. “The Wish” February 22, 1987 5:14
17. “The Honeymooners” February 22, 1987 2:04
18. “Lucky Man” April 4, 1987 3:31

Disc four
1. “Leavin’ Train” February 27, 1990 4:05
2. “Seven Angels” June 29, 1990 3:26
3. “Gave It a Name” August 24, 1998 2:47
4. “Sad Eyes” January 25, 1990 3:47
5. “My Lover Man” December 4, 1990 3:56
6. “Over the Rise” December 7, 1990 2:38
7. “When the Lights Go Out” December 6, 1990 3:05
8. “Loose Change” January 31, 1991 4:18
9. “Trouble in Paradise” December 1, 1989 4:37
10. “Happy” January 18, 1992 4:51
11. “Part Man, Part Monkey” January 1990 4:28
12. “Goin’ Cali” January 29, 1991 2:59
13. “Back in Your Arms” January 12, 1995 4:35
14. “Brothers Under the Bridge ’95” May 22, 1995 4:55

Saturday 10/24/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Letter To You (2020)

Letter to You is the twentieth studio album from Bruce Springsteen; it marks his first new studio album with his regular backing band the E Street Band since 2014’s High Hopes. The release has been met with critical acclaim by critics, particularly with the album’s ability to face mortality and aging in a profound manner.

Letter to You was met with universal acclaim reviews from critics noted at review aggregator Metacritic. This release received a weighted average score of 89 out of 100, based on 19 reviews. With three reviews, aggregator Album of the Year sums up critical consensus as a 83 out of 100. Alex McLevy of The A.V. Club gave the album an A rating, calling it “one of the finest achievements of Bruce Springsteen’s career” for the songwriting’s profound look at loss and the fact that listeners can hold up “nearly any track as a microcosm of its overall scope”. Kory Grow of Rolling Stone awarded this four out of five stars for Springsteen’s deep ability to express his emotions in the “self-therapy” of the lyrics and sums up the music as “the sound of Springsteen accepting that for himself”. Richard Williams of Uncut devotes a lengthy review of Letter to You that places it in the context of Springsteen’s career as a milestone release that is ultimately about Springsteen, his relationship with his band, and their relationship with the audience, particularly in their ability to interpret American culture, history, and politics; he gives it a nine out of 10. Writing for the Associated Press, David Bauder has a mixed take on the material, noting how it’s ironic that the composer of “Glory Days” spends so much time looking back and while Springsteen “is not, by any means, a nostalgia act”, between this album and his Broadway show, his current output “is less about pulling out of here to win than pulling back in to appreciate what he has”; the review praises some songs but notes that Springsteen sometimes slips into cliché.

Adrian Thrills in the UK’s Daily Mail gave the album 5 stars and called it “life-affirming to the core”.

IndieWire’s David Ehrlich reviewed the documentary, characterizing it as a “rockin’ meditation on death” which is also “an upbeat portrait of someone who isn’t going anywhere, even when he leaves us”; he gave the film a B rating. In Time, Stephanie Zacharek also gave a positive assessment of the film, calling it “captivating” in its perspective on aging and as a retrospective on Springsteen’s career.

“One Minute You’re Here” – 2:57
“Letter to You” – 4:55
“Burnin’ Train” – 4:03
“Janey Needs a Shooter” – 6:49
“Last Man Standing” – 4:05
“The Power of Prayer” – 3:36
“House of a Thousand Guitars” – 4:30
“Rainmaker” – 4:56
“If I Was the Priest” – 6:50
“Ghosts” – 5:54
“Song for Orphans” – 6:13
“I’ll See You in My Dreams” – 3:29

Roy Bittan – piano, vocals
Jake Clemons – saxophone
Charles Giordano – organ, vocals
Nils Lofgren – guitar, vocals
Patti Scialfa – vocals
Bruce Springsteen – guitar, vocals, harmonica, production
Garry Tallent – bass guitar, vocals
Steven Van Zandt – guitar, vocals
Max Weinberg – drums, vocals

Saturday 9/5/2020 – Sunday 9/6/2020 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

It’s the Labor Day Weekend, so on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all of our music will reflect “Work,” Working,” “Jobs” (or the lack thereof) by artists such as: Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, William Powell & the O’Jays, Donna Summer, the Heartbeats, the Impressions, Ike & Tina Turner, the Silhouettes, Jackie Wilson, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Mary J. Blige, Chuck Jackson, James Brown & Marva Whitney, the Sensational Nightingales, Arthur Prysock, Sam Cooke (live in concert) and more.

Our “Job” begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Following at 9PM CT, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where we’ll continue with “Work” songs from the likes of: Gary U.S. Bonds, Dolly Parton, the Highway QC’s, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Prince & the Revolution, Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, the Bangles, Aaron Neville, Bruce Springsteen, Donna Summer, Huey Lewis & the News, Ella Fitzgerald, the Jacksons (live in concert) and several others.

Tomorrow Sunday, our encore airings start at 7PM eastern time. So join me for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later this evening when we’ll get busy and go to “Work” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and please, please stay safe and healthy. Everybody, do the right things.

 

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Collection: 1973 – 2012 (2013)

Collection: 1973–2012 is a compilation album by Bruce Springsteen released on Columbia in 2013 containing 18 tracks spanning forty years of Springsteen’s musical career. Fourteen of the songs on the album are credited to Springsteen as a solo act and four (namely “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”, “Hungry Heart”, “Born in the U.S.A.”, and “Dancing in the Dark”) are credited to the formation Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. Two of the tracks, namely “Badlands” and “The Promised Land”, were remastered for the compilation edition.

“Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)” (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) (7:01)
“Thunder Road” (4:48)
“Born to Run” (4:30)
“Badlands” (4:04)
“The Promised Land” (4:29)
“Hungry Heart” (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) (3:19)
“Atlantic City” (3:56)
“Born in the U.S.A.” (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) (4:39)
“Dancing in the Dark” (Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) (4:02)
“Brilliant Disguise” (4:15)
“Human Touch” (5:09)
“Streets of Philadelphia” (3:14)
“The Ghost of Tom Joad” (4:22)
“The Rising” (4:47)
“Radio Nowhere” (3:18)
“Working On a Dream” (3:28)
“We Take Care of Our Own” (3:53)
“Wrecking Ball” (5:49)

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of the 80s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, George Thorogood and The Destroyers, Van Halen, T’Pau, Living Colour, Red Rider, Peter Gabriel 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.  

Thursday 8pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 6)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tune with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Rob Thomas, Martina McBride, Carlene Carter, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Harry Chapin, Marvin Gaye, Kiss, Bruce Springsteen and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s.  Edward Bear, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Supertramp, America, Abba, Peter Frampton, Led Zeppelin, Marshall Tucker Band, Bachman Turner Overdrive and more. . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature your requests and music from:  Boz Scaggs, John Mellencamp, Reba McEntire, Peter Gabriel, Julian Lennon, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Ramones, Steve Carlisle, Journey and more . . . 

Tuesday 10pm: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars (2019)

Western Stars is the nineteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released through Columbia Records on June 14, 2019  It was produced by Ron Aniello, who worked with Springsteen on his two previous albums: Wrecking Ball (2012) and High Hopes (2014). The album marks Springsteen’s first new studio album of completely original material since Wrecking Ball.

Springsteen said a documentary on the making of the album is being planned. However, he is not expected to do a tour for the album and announced that he will shift focus towards recording a new album with the E Street Band in the fall of 2019.

Springsteen stated in April 2019 that the album was influenced by “Southern California pop music” of the 1970s, including artists such as Glen Campbell and Burt Bacharach. Upon announcing the album in April 2019, he called it “a return to my solo recordings featuring character-driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements”, with a press release characterizing it as about a “range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope”.

1. “Hitch Hikin'” 3:37
2. “The Wayfarer” 4:18
3. “Tucson Train” 3:31
4. “Western Stars” 4:41
5. “Sleepy Joe’s Café” 3:14
6. “Drive Fast (The Stuntman)” 4:16
7. “Chasin’ Wild Horses” 5:03
8. “Sundown” 3:17
9. “Somewhere North of Nashville” 1:52
10. “Stones” 4:44
11. “There Goes My Miracle” 4:05
12. “Hello Sunshine” 3:56
13. “Moonlight Motel” 4:16