Tag: Carly Simon

Monday 9/5/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Carly Simon – No Secrets (1972)

No Secrets is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released by Elektra Records, on November 16, 1972.

Simon’s major commercial breakthrough, No Secrets spent five weeks at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart and quickly went Gold, as did its lead single, “You’re So Vain”, which remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks, and the Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks. The second single, “The Right Thing to Do”, reached No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The album was officially certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 12, 1997. It was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on November 11, 2011.

No Secrets is ranked No. 997 in All-Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd. edition, 2000). The making of the album, including commentary from many of the main musicians and production staff, was examined in the 2017 documentary Carly Simon: No Secrets, directed by Guy Evans for Eagle Rock Film Productions and broadcast on BBC Four.

  1. “The Right Thing to Do” 2:57
  2. “The Carter Family” 3:29
  3. “You’re So Vain” 4:17
  4. “His Friends Are More Than Fond of Robin” 3:00
  5. “We Have No Secrets” 3:57
  6. “Embrace Me, You Child” 4:06
  7. “Waited So Long” 4:14
  8. “It Was So Easy” 3:06
  9. “Night Owl” 3:47
  10. “When You Close Your Eyes” 3:05

Carly Simon – lead vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (1, 7), acoustic piano (1–4, 10), string arrangements (3), ARP synthesizer arrangements (4), acoustic guitar (5–8)
David Hentschel – ARP synthesizer (4)
Peter Robinson – acoustic piano (6)
Nicky Hopkins – acoustic piano (7, 9)
Bill Payne – organ (7)
Paul Keough – acoustic guitar (5, 8)
Lowell George – slide guitar (7)
Jimmy Ryan – bass (1, 10), guitar (2, 3), acoustic guitar (4, 10), lead guitar (5), electric guitar (6–9)
Klaus Voormann – bass (2, 3, 5–9)
Andy Newmark – drums (1, 2, 6, 8, 10)
Jim Gordon – drums (3, 5)
Jim Keltner – drums (7, 9)
Ray Cooper – congas (1, 9)
Richard Perry – percussion (3)
Bobby Keys – tenor saxophone (9)
Kirby Johnson – string arrangements (1, 2, 5), horn arrangements (1), woodwind arrangements (2), conductor (5), electric piano (5)
Paul Buckmaster – orchestration (3), synthesizers (6, 10); orchestra, synthesizer and woodwind arrangements (6, 10), conductor (6, 10)
Vicki Brown – backing vocals (1)
Liza Strike – backing vocals (1)
Mick Jagger – backing vocals (uncredited) (3)
James Taylor – backing vocals (7)
Bonnie Bramlett – backing vocals (9)
Linda McCartney – backing vocals (9)
Paul McCartney – backing vocals (9)
Doris Troy – backing vocals (9)

Thursday 6/23/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Carly Simon – Boys In The Trees (1978)

Boys in the Trees is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released by Elektra Records, in April 1978.

The lead single, “You Belong to Me”, reached No. 6 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, becoming Simon’s fifth Top 10 pop hit, and earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female. The second single, a remake of The Everly Brothers’ 1958 hit “Devoted to You” (sung as a duet with then-husband James Taylor), also reached the Top 40, peaking at No. 36. The singles also hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at No. 4 and No. 2, respectively. The track “Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)” reached No. 86 on the US Cashbox Pop chart. Boys in the Trees became one of Simon’s biggest selling albums; it was officially certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on August 7, 1978, for sales of over one million copies in the United States alone.

  1. “You Belong to Me” 3:52
  2. “Boys in the Trees” 3:13
  3. “Back Down to Earth” 3:08
  4. “Devoted to You” 2:29
  5. “De Bat (Fly in Me Face)” 2:28
  6. “Haunting” 2:28
  7. “Tranquillo (Melt My Heart)” 4:02
  8. “You’re the One” 3:38
  9. “In a Small Moment” 3:08
  10. “One Man Woman” 3:39
  11. “For Old Times Sake” 3:41

Carly Simon – lead vocals, backing vocals (1, 7, 8, 11), acoustic guitar (2, 3, 11)
Richard Tee – Fender Rhodes, (1, 4), acoustic piano (3, 8, 10)
Ken Bichel – acoustic piano (6), Fender Rhodes (9), ARP synthesizer (9)
Don Grolnick – Fender Rhodes (7), ARP String Ensemble (7)
Cornell Dupree – electric guitar (1, 8, 10)
Eric Gale – electric guitar (1)
Jeff Mironov – acoustic guitar (2), electric guitar (3)
John Hall – electric guitar (3), backing vocals (5)
Hugh McCracken – electric guitar solo (4)
Hamish Stuart – guitar (7), backing vocals (7, 8)
Onnie McIntyre – guitar (7)
Stuart Scharf – electric guitar (9), acoustic guitar (11), autoharp (11)
Gordon Edwards – bass (1, 8, 10)
Will Lee – bass (3, 4)
Tony Levin – bass (7, 8, 9)
Steve Gadd – drums (1-4, 6-10)
David Carey – marimba (2)
Rubens Bassini – percussion (5)
Errol “Crusher” Bennett – bass drum (5), congas (5), percussion (10)
David Sanborn – alto saxophone (1)
Harvey Estrin – soprano and tenor recorders (2)
George Marge – soprano and tenor recorders (2)
Phil Bodner – oboe (6)
Gloria Agostini – harp (6)
Margaret Ross – harp (6)
Joe Farrell – flute (9)
Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone (10)
Arif Mardin – horn and string arrangements, conductor, glass harmonica (11)
Gene Orloff – concertmaster
James Taylor – backing vocals (1, 2, 5, 7), acoustic guitar (2-5), vocal arrangement (5), horn arrangements (7)
Harvey Estrin – alto saxophone
George Young – alto saxophone
Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone
Jaroslav Jakubovič – baritone saxophone
Eddie Bert – trombone
Barry Rogers – trombone
Randy Brecker – trumpet
James Buffington – French horn
Brooks Tillotson – French horn
Roderick George – backing vocals (5)
Luther Vandross – backing vocals (5)
Ken Williams – backing vocals (5)
Steven Dickson – backing vocals (6)
Marc Embree – backing vocals (6)
Alyia Orme – backing vocals (6)
Joanna Simon – backing vocals (6)
Lucy Simon – backing vocals (6)
Cissy Houston – backing vocals (7)
Alex Ligertwood – backing vocals (8)
Jonathan Abramowitz, Lamar Alsop, Julien Barber, Alfred Brown, Fredrick Buldrini, Paul Gershman, Ted Hoyle, Theodore Israel, Harold Kohon, Jesse Levy, Charles Libove, Guy Lumia, Joe Malin, Yoko Matsuo, Homer Mensch, Kermit Moore, Marvin Morgenstern, Alan Shulman, Mitsue Takayama and Gerald Tarack – strings

Tuesday 1/18/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 16

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue our travels into T.

1pm to 6pm ET

Thursday 1/13/22 6pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 A to Z – Part 8

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We complete letter H and begin I. We feature music from: Police, Peter Cetera, Lulu, Pretenders, Abba, The Who, Glen Campbell, Terri Gibbs, Foreigner, Ronnie Milsap, Phil Collins, Donald Byrd, Carly Simon, Bangles, U2, AC/DC, Santana and many more. . .

6pm to 10pm ET

Thursday 6/24/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Carly Simon Top 30 Hits Twitter: @CarlySimonHQ

Carly Simon, an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children’s author, consists of 23 studio albums, one live album, nine compilation albums, one Christmas album, four soundtrack albums, one audiobook, and 41 singles, on Elektra Records, Warner Bros. Records, Epic Records, Arista Records, Rhino Entertainment, Columbia Records, Hear Music, and Iris Records, with special releases on Qwest Records, Angel Records, Walt Disney Records, and Macmillan Audio. These lists include all live and studio albums, and the motion picture soundtracks list includes albums containing more than 50% of music by Simon. She has five Platinum-certified albums, and three Gold-certified albums. All but three of her studio albums have charted on the Billboard 200, with 12 charting in the Top 40, and five in the Top 10. Two of her compilation albums have also charted in the Top 40. Apart from her album successes, she also has amassed 24 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 13 of them hitting the Top 40, and 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary chart singles, all charting in the Top 40. Four of her singles have been certified Gold by the US RIAA: “You’re So Vain”, “Mockingbird” (with James Taylor), “Nobody Does It Better”, and “Jesse”. Two of those singles have also been certified Silver by the UK BPI: “You’re So Vain” and “Nobody Does It Better”.

1You’re So Vain1972
2Nobody Does It Better1977
3Coming Around Again1986
4Mockingbird (with James Taylor)1974
6The Right Thing to Do1973
7You Belong to Me1978
9That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be1971
10Haven’t Got Time for the Pain1974
11Attitude Dancing1975
12Legend in Your Own Time1972
13Devoted to You (with James Taylor)1978
14Let the River Run1989
15It Keeps You Runnin’1976
17Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)2001
18Give Me All Night1987
19All I Want Is You1987
20The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of1987
21Better Not Tell Her1990
22Tired of Being Blonde1985
25You Know What to Do1983
26I’ve Got to Have You1972
27Love of My Life1992
28Holding Me Tonight1991
29Half a Chance1976
30More and More1975

Thursday 6/25/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Carly Simon

Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children’s author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include “Anticipation” (No. 13), “You Belong To Me” (No. 6), “Coming Around Again” (No. 18), and her four Gold certified singles “Jesse” (No. 11), “Mockingbird” (No. 5, a duet with James Taylor), “You’re So Vain” (No. 1), and “Nobody Does It Better” (No. 2) from the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.

After a brief stint with her sister Lucy Simon as duo group the Simon Sisters, she found great success as a solo artist with her 1971 self-titled debut album Carly Simon, which won her the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and spawned her first Top 10 single, “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” (No. 10). Her second album, Anticipation, followed later that year and became an even greater success, earning Simon another Grammy nomination and later being certified Gold by the RIAA. She achieved international fame the following year with the release of her third album, No Secrets, which sat firmly at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for five weeks, was certified Platinum, and spawned the worldwide hit “You’re So Vain”, for which she received three Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. With her 1988 hit “Let the River Run”, from the film Working Girl, she became the first artist to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song composed and written, as well as performed, entirely by a single artist.

Over the course of her career, Simon has amassed 24 Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary charting singles, and won 2 Grammy Awards, from 14 nominations. AllMusic called her “one of the quintessential singer-songwriters of the ’70s”. She has a contralto vocal range, and has cited Odetta as a significant influence. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994. In 1995 and 1998, respectively, she received the Boston Music Awards Lifetime Achievement and a Berklee College of Music Honorary Doctor of Music Degree. She was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “You’re So Vain” in 2004 and awarded the ASCAP Founders Award in 2012.

Thursday 12am ET: Feature LP: Carly Simon – Collector’s Edition (2009)

Carly Simon Collector’s Edition is a special edition compilation of 30 of Simon’s songs on 3 discs in an attractive tin box. The songs are selections from Simon’s first eleven studio albums from the years 1971 to 1983, her Elektra and Warner Brothers years. This compilation was produced and manufactured by Warner Custom Products (a Warner Music Group company) and was marketed and distributed by Madacy Entertainment from St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada. It was released on March 31, 2009. Within the tin box is a CD case for the 3 discs as well as a booklet detailing Simon’s career and accomplishments up to the present time. The photographs used on the cover of the tin box, the case cover and within the booklet are by Bob Gothard and are from the liner notes and photo shoot from Simon’s 1994 album, Letters Never Sent.

“Anticipation” – 3:22
“The Right Thing to Do” – 2:59
“That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” – 4:17
“Haven’t Got Time for the Pain” – 3:55
“Waterfall” – 3:32
“Mockingbird” – 4:12
“Legend in Your Own Time” – 3:45
“Back Down to Earth” – 3:08
“We Have No Secrets” – 3:58
“Darkness ‘Til Dawn” – 3:19
“Never Been Gone” – 3:36
“Devoted to You” – 2:31
“Not a Day Goes By” – 2:43
“Boys in the Trees” – 3:14
“It Happens Every Day” – 2:47
“We’re So Close” – 5:11
“Julie Through the Glass” – 3:25
“Older Sister” – 3:07
“I Get Along Without You Very Well” – 3:48
“For Old Times Sake” – 3:40
“You’re So Vain” – 4:19
“Jesse” – 4:17
“Vengeance” – 4:14
“You Belong to Me” – 3:52
“Come Upstairs” – 4:19
“Playing Possum” – 3:58
“You Know What to Do” – 4:13
“The Girl You Think You See”– 3:06
“Take Me As I Am” – 4:51
“One More Time” – 3:32