Tag: Bruce Springsteen

Friday 9/18/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed “The Boss”, he is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, his distinctive voice, and his lengthy and energetic stage performances—with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running at up to four hours in length. His artistic endeavors reflect both his personal growth and the zeitgeist of the times.

Springsteen’s recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born to Run (1975) and Born in the U.S.A. (1984) find pleasures in the struggles of daily American life. He has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. He has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999. In 2009, Springsteen was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in 2013 was named MusiCares person of the year, and in 2016 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He married Patti Scialfa in 1991, and the couple have had three children – Evan James, Jessica Rae and Sam Ryan.

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

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80’s:  Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Murphy, Kenny Rogers, Dire Straits, Robert John, Prince, Ramones, Air Supply, Steely Dan, America, Boston, Elton John, Poison, Stevie Nicks, Queen, Men At Work and many many more .. . 

Friday 6pm: Feature LP: Springsteen on Broadway (2018)

AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Never in rock & roll history has there been a production like Springsteen on Broadway. Following a busy 2016 which opened with him touring a revival of The River with the E-Street Band and concluded with the publication of his autobiography Born to Run, Springsteen decided to stay in one place for 2017 — New York City, to be specific, where he began a residency at the Walter Kerr Theatre in October 2017, performing a show based on his memoir. Springsteen on Broadway turned out to be a runaway success, staying on Broadway through December 15, 2018 and commemorated with a Netflix special supported by this double-disc document of the show.

All of the strengths of the production are apparent on the album: the clever construction of the show, where his story is closely tied to his songs, the good humor and earned sentimentality, the illusion of intimacy. What’s striking about Springsteen on Broadway as an album, as compared to either its stage or screen version, is that it’s possible to hear the pure theatricality of Springsteen’s performance, both in his oversized spoken introductions and singing. It becomes very clear that Springsteen is playing the part of Springsteen, exaggerating certain aspects of his life and persona for dramatic effect. This has a ripple effect through the songs — many of which are quite familiar, with a couple of latter-day numbers thrown in for good measure — which, in this context, feel written instead of live. Perhaps that punctures the Boss’ myth of authenticity for some listeners, but the net effect is a revelation of just how thoroughly and carefully Springsteen turns his life into art: first into song, then into verse, then finally onto stage.

Thursday 10pm: Feature LP: Bruce Springsteen – The Promise (2010)

The Promise is an album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released November 16, 2010 on Columbia Records. The album is a collection of previously unreleased songs recorded during the Darkness on the Edge of Town sessions in 1977–1978 with modern vocals and additional instrumentation recorded in 2010. It was released in 2CD and 3LP formats. The album is also available as part of the box set The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story. The two-CD version of the release entered the UK Albums Chart at number 7. It had been in production for many years and was originally scheduled to be released for the 30th anniversary in 2008. The Promise debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200, while the box set, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story, debuted at #27.

The album features one of the last appearances of Clarence Clemons before his death in June 2011. Clemons is featured on the song “Save My Love”, which was the only song on the album completely re-recorded by Springsteen and the E Street Band for the project.

Click here for album contents from Wikipedia

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

gsp2When “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way this evening, you’ll be entertained by: Bobby Brown, New Edition, Anita Baker, Air Supply, the Bar-Kays, Barry & Glodean White, Bruce Springsteen, Atlantic Starr, Grandmaster Flash, Gladys Knight & the Pips and more. We kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later when “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” hits the air-ways on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

gsp2Today is Thanksgiving Eve and this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we’ll be entertained by: Barry & Glodean White, Heavy D & the Boys, Anita Baker & the Winans, Major Harris, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Bobby Brown, the Masqueraders, Bruce Springsteen, Eric B. & Rakim, Atlantic Starr, the Pointer Sisters, and a former co-worker of mine; (who made a record) when I worked at WDIA 1070 Soul in Memphis, Tennessee, Herb “The K” Kneeland and many more. I’ll look for you at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, & 4PM PT. Great music for you to listen to as you base the turkey this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” only on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 12pm ET

vrp0515Join Willie B for another edition of the Vinyl Resting Place.  

Well with the Vinyl Resting Place back on the air (or wires) – I thought we’d give a random sampling of some of the music and silliness my loyal listeners (both of them) have come to expect. this week’s line-up..

Jefferson Airplane, Billy Sawn, Carpenters, Gunhill Road, Lois Fletcher, Bruce Springsteen, Albert Hammond, Lori Lieberman, Roger Whittaker, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Normam Greenbaum,  Electric Light Orchestra & Olivia Newton John, Elvis Presley, Horst Jankowski, Lady Gaga, Karmin, Smiley Lewis, Lloyd Price,  Billy Joel and LOTS more.  ..  12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic