Tag: Cat Stevens

Monday 6/14/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s

The best music from 1970 – 1979 featuring tunes from: Raspberries, Elton John, Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Van Halen, Billy Joel, Jackson 5, Jefferson Airplane, Kinks, Joe Hinton and more . . .

Sunday 1/3/2021 10pm ET: Feature LP: Cat Stevens – Teal For The Tillerman (1970) 50th Anniversary / Yusuf / Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 2 (2020)

Tea for the Tillerman is the fourth studio album by singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, released in November 1970.

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau found the music monotonous and lacking the “dry delicacy” Stevens exhibited on Mona Bone Jakon (1970). Rolling Stone magazine’s Ben Gerson said that Stevens’ songs effortlessly resonate beyond their artfully simple lyrics and hooks, despite his occasional overuse of dynamics “for dramatic effect.”

In a retrospective five-star review, AllMusic’s William Ruhlmann praised Stevens’ themes of spirituality and transcendence, and felt that he had continued to show his ability as a pop melodicist: “As a result, Tea for the Tillerman became a big seller and, for the second time in four years, its creator became a pop star.” On November 18, 2003, Rolling Stone included this album in its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list at number 206, number 208 in a 2012 revised list, and currently at number 205 on its latest list published in 2020. In 2006, the album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2007, the album was included in the list of “The Definitive 200 Albums of All Time”, released by The National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was voted number 342 in Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums.

1. “Where Do the Children Play?” (Recorded July 1970 at Morgan Studios) 3:52
2. “Hard Headed Woman” (Recorded July 1970 at Morgan) 3:47
3. “Wild World” (Recorded July 1970 at Morgan) 3:20
4. “Sad Lisa” (Recorded July 1970 at Morgan) 3:45
5. “Miles from Nowhere” (Recorded June 1970 at Olympic Studios) 3:37

1. “But I Might Die Tonight” (Recorded May 1970 at Island Studios) 1:53
2. “Longer Boats” (Recorded June 1970 at Olympic) 3:12
3. “Into White” (Recorded June 1970 at Olympic) 3:24
4. “On the Road to Find Out” (Recorded May 1970 at Island) 5:08
5. “Father and Son” (Recorded July 1970 at Morgan) 3:41
6. “Tea for the Tillerman” (Recorded May 1970 at Island) 1:01

1. “Wild World” (Demo) 3:14
2. “Longer Boats” (Recorded: 1 May 1971 at Troubadour Club, Los Angeles) 2:51
3. “Into White” (Recorded: 1 May 1971 at Troubadour Club, Los Angeles) 3:37
4. “Miles from Nowhere” (Demo) 3:14
5. “Hard Headed Woman” (Recorded: 22 July 1974 at Sunplaza Hall, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan) 3:57
6. “Where Do the Children Play?” (Recorded: 22 February 1976 at William & Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia) 3:20
7. “Sad Lisa” (Recorded: 22 February 1976 at William & Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia) 3:13
8. “On the Road to Find Out” (Recorded: 8 June 1971 at KCET PBS TV Full Circle, Los Angeles) 4:57
9. “Father and Son” (Yusuf’s Café Sessions) 4:25
10. “Wild World” (Yusuf’s Café Sessions) 3:03
11. “Tea for the Tillerman” (Recorded: 27 November 1971 at BBC 2 TV Broadcast, London, England) 0:50

Cat Stevens – classical guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, lead vocals
Alun Davies – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Harvey Burns – drums, congas, tambourine
John Ryan – double bass
Del Newman – string arrangements
Jack Rothstein (as John Rostein) – solo violin

On May 28, 2020, Yusuf announced his new album, Tea for the Tillerman2, which was released on September 18, 2020. Tea for the Tillerman2 is a reimagining of “the same eleven songs for a new age with dramatic results”, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tea for the Tillerman.

Tea for the Tillerman 2 (stylized as Tea for the Tillerman²) is the sixteenth studio album by singer-songwriter Yusuf / Cat Stevens, released on September 18, 2020. It is a re-imagining of his hit 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman.

1. “Where Do the Children Play?” 4:09
2. “Hard Headed Woman” 3:32
3. “Wild World” 3:47
4. “Sad Lisa” 3:58
5. “Miles from Nowhere” 4:02

1. “But I Might Die Tonight” 3:13
2. “Longer Boats” 2:30
3. “Into White” 3:43
4. “On the Road to Find Out” 5:48
5. “Father and Son” 3:50
6. “Tea for the Tillerman” 1:00

Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Spanish guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, grand piano, keyboards, harpsichord, lead vocals
Alun Davies – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Jim Cregan – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, backing vocals
Eric Appapoulay – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Spanish guitar, backing vocals
Bruce Lynch – double bass, electric bass
Peter-John Vettese – keyboards, organ, synth horns, backing vocals, string arrangements
Kwame Yeboah– drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
John Ashton Thomas – string arrangements
Christopher Nightingale – arrangements
Brother Ali – rap

Wednesday 8/26/2020 10pm ET: Across The Tracks with Ron Kovacs

ATT-Trains
This week on Across The Tracks its all about Songs with Train(s) in the title.  It’s Live 9pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.  We have music from the Doobie Brothers, Sheena Easton, Rosanne Cash, Van Zant, Cindy Bullens, Cat Stevens, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Jimi Hendrix and more. . . 

Wednesday 7/22/2020 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Cat Stevens

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; July 21, 1948), commonly known by his stage name Cat Stevens, and later Yusuf, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His musical style consists of folk, pop, rock, and, in his later career, Islamic music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

His 1967 debut album and its title song “Matthew and Son” both reached top ten in the UK charts. Stevens’ albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were certified triple platinum in the US. His 1972 album Catch Bull at Four spent weeks at the top of several major charts. He earned ASCAP songwriting awards in 2005 and 2006 for “The First Cut Is the Deepest”, and the song has been a hit for four artists.[9] His other hit songs include “Father and Son”, “Wild World”, “Moonshadow”, “Peace Train”, and “Morning Has Broken”.

In December 1977, Stevens converted to Islam and adopted the name Yusuf Islam the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all of his guitars for charity. He has since bought back at least one of these guitars as a result of the efforts of his son Yoriyos, and left his musical career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He was embroiled in a long-running controversy regarding comments he made in 1989 about the death fatwa on author Salman Rushdie. He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace as well as other humanitarian awards.

In 2006, he returned to pop music – releasing his first new studio album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup. With that release and subsequent ones, he dropped the surname “Islam” from the album cover art – using the stage name Yusuf as a mononym. In 2009, he released the album Roadsinger and, in 2014, he released the album Tell ‘Em I’m Gone and began his first US tour since 1978. His second North American tour since his resurgence, featuring 12 shows in intimate venues, ran from September 12 to October 7, 2016. In 2017, he released the album The Laughing Apple.

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from; Beach Boys, Tavares, Olivia Newton-john, Electric Light Orchestra, Tubes, Elton John, Dan Hartman, Police, Eagles, Hot, Dire Straits, Badfinger, Cat Stevens, Boston, Chic, Bad Company and more . . . 

Sunday 12pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

VRPMFP#musicforpeace – Sunday at noon we start our three hour special dedicated to the concept of Music for peace.  Living in the past as I do, I’m linking this to concept of Peace through Understanding – the theme for the 1964-65 world’s fair.  With a special thanks to Marci Geller for coming up with the concept – because we need it now more than ever…  Here are some of the artists featured today.  Jeff Buckley, Tom Clay, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Glory Rhodes, 5th Dimension, Four Tops, Olivia Newton John, Jimmy Cliff,  John Lennon, Beatles, Chambers Brothers, Isla Grant, Cat Stevens, The New Seekers, Big Sean, Perry Como, Drifters, Temptations, Louis Armstrong, Rodger Whitaker – New World In The Morning — with Marci Geller.

 

Sunday with Ron Kovacs (8a – 12p) ET

SundayJoin Ron Kovacs for another edition of Sunday.  This week music from Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull, Steeleye Span, The Band, The Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Mamas & the Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Ryan Adams, Joan Armatrading, Beck, Jackson Browne, Harry Chapin, Tracy Chapman, Jim Croce, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Dan Fogleberg, Steve Forbert, Ben Howard, Carole King, Mark Knopfler, Gordon Lightfoot, Van Morrison, Patrick Park, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Teddy Thompson, Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Warren Zevon and more . .. .   Live starting 8am on RadioMaxMusic.

Artist Countdown: Cat Stevens (Yusuf) Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @YusufCatStevens

Cat StevensYusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. He is a prominent convert to Islam. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Stevens’ albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both certified triple platinum in the US by the RIAA. His 1972 album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone and was Billboard’s number-one LP for three consecutive weeks. He also earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in consecutive years for “The First Cut Is the Deepest”; the song has been a hit single for four different artists. Some of his other hit songs are “Father and Son”, “Wild World”, “Peace Train”, “Moonshadow”, and “Morning Has Broken”. In December 1977, Stevens converted to Islam and adopted the name Yusuf Islam the following year. In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars for charity and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community. He has received several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including the 2003 World Award, the 2004 Man of Peace Award, and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace. Known professionally by the single name Yusuf, in 2006 he returned to pop music with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup. On 5 May 2009, he released the album Roadsinger. – Wikipedia

1 Morning Has Broken
2 Another Saturday Night
3 Father and Son Ronan Keating with Yusuf Islam
4 Moonshadow
5 (Remember The Days of the) Old School Yard
6 Peace Train
7 Oh Very Young
8 Sitting
9 The Hurt
10 Banapple Gas
11 Two Fine People
12 Wild World
13 Lady D’Arbanville
14 Matthew and Son
15 I Love My Dog
16 I’m Gonna Get Me a Gun
17 Can’t Keep It In
18 A Bad Night
19 Father and Son
20 Ready
21 Was Dog a Doughnut?
22 Sweet Jamaica
23 I Want To Live in a Wigwam
24 Kitty
25 Bad Brakes
26 Lovely City (When Do You Laugh)
27 Just Another Night
28 Thinking ‘Bout You
29 Roadsinger (To Warm You Through the Night)
30 Honey Man  (with Elton John)