Tag: Chicago

Wednesday 9/22/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago III (1971)

Chicago III is the third studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1971. It was the band’s third consecutive double album of new studio material in less than two years.

  1. “Sing a Mean Tune Kid” 9:13
  2. “Loneliness Is Just a Word” 2:36
  3. “What Else Can I Say” 3:12
  4. “I Don’t Want Your Money” 4:47
  5. “Travel Suite” 22:30 / 7:28
  6. “Mother” 4:30
  7. “Lowdown” 3:35
  8. “An Hour in the Shower” 5:30
  9. “Elegy” 15:27 / 6:26

Terry Kath – guitar, lead and backing vocals
Robert Lamm – keyboards, lead and backing vocals, spoken word on “When All the Laughter Dies in Sorrow”
Peter Cetera – bass, lead and backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet
James Pankow – trombone
Walter Parazaider – saxophone, flute
Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion

Wednesday 6/30/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago XI (1977)

Chicago XI is the ninth studio album (eleventh overall) by the American band Chicago, released in 1977. The album marked the end of an era for the band. This would be the last Chicago album to feature band leader, guitarist, and founding member Terry Kath prior to his death in an accident with a gun just over four months later, and the last Chicago album to be produced by James William Guercio.

  1. “Mississippi Delta City Blues” 4:39
  2. “Baby, What a Big Surprise” 3:04
  3. “Till the End of Time” 4:49
  4. “Policeman” 4:02
  5. “Take Me Back to Chicago” 5:17
  6. “Vote for Me” 3:47
  7. “Takin’ It on Uptown” 4:45
  8. “This Time” 4:44
  9. “The Inner Struggles of a Man” 2:44
  10. “Prelude (Little One)” 0:52
  11. “Little One” 5:40

Peter Cetera – bass, lead and backing vocals
Laudir de Oliveira – percussion
Terry Kath – electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, lead and backing vocals
Robert Lamm – acoustic piano, Hammond organ, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, lead and backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
James Pankow – trombone, keyboards, percussion, vocals, brass arrangements
Walter Parazaider – saxophones, flute, clarinet
Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion
David “Hawk” Wolinski – ARP synthesizer on “Take Me Back to Chicago”; Fender Rhodes on “Little One’
James William Guercio – acoustic guitars and bass on “Baby, What a Big Surprise”
Tim Cetera – additional background vocals on “Baby, What a Big Surprise”
Carl Wilson – additional background vocals on “Baby, What a Big Surprise”
Chaka Khan – background vocals and incredible preach at end of “Take Me Back to Chicago”
Dominic Frontiere – orchestral conception and orchestration on “Baby, What a Big Surprise”; orchestration for “The Inner Struggles of a Man”; string and orchestral arrangements for “Little One”
The Voices of Inspiration – choir on “Vote for Me”

Sunday 6/6/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago X (1976)

Chicago X is the eighth studio album, and tenth album overall, by the American band Chicago. It was recorded at Caribou Ranch and it was released by Columbia Records on June 14, 1976. The album made it to number three on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on June 21, 1976, a week after its release. It was the band’s first album to be certified platinum, on September 14, 1976, and has since been certified multi-platinum. In honor of the group’s platinum album achievement, Columbia Records awarded the group a 25-pound bar of pure platinum, made by Cartier. (Billboard magazine reported it as a 30-pound bar.)

Chicago X was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and it won a Grammy Award for Best Album Package.

The album produced Chicago’s first number one single in the United States, “If You Leave Me Now”. The single went on to win two Grammy Awards: for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus, the band’s first Grammy Award; and for Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists, for arrangers James William Guercio and Jimmie Haskell. It was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. It would later go on to be featured in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V on the Los Santos Rock Radio station.

Two other songs from the album released as singles—”Another Rainy Day in New York City”, and “You Are On My Mind”—made it into the Billboard Hot 100. “Another Rainy Day in New York City” made it to number 32, and “You Are On My Mind” went to number 49.

  1. “Once or Twice” 3:01
  2. “You Are on My Mind” 3:24
  3. “Skin Tight” 3:20
  4. “If You Leave Me Now” 3:58
  5. “Together Again” 3:53
  6. Another Rainy Day in New York City” 3:03
  7. “Mama Mama” 3:31
  8. “Scrapbook” 3:28
  9. “Gently I’ll Wake You” 3:36
  10. “You Get It Up” 3:34
  11. “Hope for Love” 3:04
  12. “I’d Rather Be Rich” 2:33
  13. “Your Love’s An Attitude” 5:58

Peter Cetera – bass, lead and backing vocals
Laudir de Oliveira – percussion
Terry Kath – guitar (except on “If You Leave Me Now”), lead and backing vocals
Robert Lamm – keyboards, lead and backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Together Again”
James Pankow – trombone, lead vocals on “You Are On My Mind”
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds
Danny Seraphine – drums
David J. Wolinski – keyboards on “Hope For Love”
James William Guercio – lead and rhythm acoustic guitars on “If You Leave Me Now”, guitar on “Hope For Love”
Othello Molineaux – steel drums on “Another Rainy Day in New York City”
Leroy Williams – steel drums on “Another Rainy Day in New York City”
Jimmie Haskell – string and brass orchestration on “If You Leave Me Now” and “Mama Mama”, conductor on “Gently I’ll Wake You”

Friday 5/14/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago VII (1974)

Chicago VII is the sixth studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released in 1974. It is notable for being their first double album of new material since 1971’s Chicago III, and remains their final studio release in that format. It features session percussionist Laudir de Oliveira who would become a full-fledged band member for the release of Chicago VIII the following year.

  1. “Prelude to Aire” 2:47
  2. “Aire” 6:27
  3. “Devil’s Sweet” 10:07
  4. “Italian from New York” 4:14
  5. “Hanky Panky” 1:53
  6. “Life Saver” 5:18
  7. “Happy Man” 3:34
  8. “(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long” 4:29
  9. “Mongonucleosis” 3:26
  10. “Song of the Evergreens” 5:20
  11. “Byblos” 6:18
  12. “Wishing You Were Here” 4:37
  13. “Call on Me” 4:02
  14. “Woman Don’t Want to Love Me” 4:35
  15. “Skinny Boy” 5:12

Peter Cetera – bass, lead vocals, backing vocals (6, 8, 9, 12, 13), guitar (12)
Terry Kath – guitars, lead vocals, backing vocals (6, 8, 10), bass (7, 11, 12, 15), bells (10)
Robert Lamm – Mellotron (1), keyboards (2), Fender Rhodes (3-8, 13, 15), ARP synthesizer (4), clavinet (6, 14), backing vocals (6, 8, 9, 13), acoustic piano (8, 9, 12, 14), Minimoog (8), lead vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums, percussion (7, 12), hi-hat (11), bass drum (11)
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn (3, 5), backing vocals (8, 10, 13), lead vocals (10),
James Pankow – trombone, percussion (8), timbales (9), backing vocals (8, 9)
Walter Parazaider – flute (1, 2), soprano saxophone (3), alto saxophone (9), tenor saxophone
Brass arrangements (4) by James Pankow & Robert Lamm; (2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12-15) by James Pankow
Laudir de Oliveira – percussion on 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 & 16; congas on 2, 4, 6 & 8.
David Wolinski – ARP synthesizer on 8 & 12; acoustic piano on 10, Mellotron and Fender Rhodes on 11.
James William Guercio – acoustic guitar on 7, bass on 10, guitar on 12.
Jimmie Haskell – strings on 8
Wayne Tarnowski – acoustic piano on 11
Guille Garcia – percussion on 7; congas on 9, 11, 13 & 15.
Bobbi Roen, Camelia Ortiz, Diane Nini, Hank Steiger and Julie Nini – background party noises on 9
Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, & Dennis Wilson – backing vocals on 12
The Pointer Sisters – backing vocals on 15
Ross Salomone – drums on 15

Friday 5/7/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago 17

Chicago 17 is the fourteenth studio album by American band Chicago, released on May 14, 1984. It was the group’s second release for Full Moon/Warner Bros. Records, their second album to be produced by David Foster and their last with founding bassist/vocalist Peter Cetera.

Four singles were released from the album, all of which placed in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The success of the singles propelled Chicago 17 to achieve an RIAA certification of six times platinum. Chicago 17 remains the biggest-selling album in the band’s history.

In 1985 the album received three Grammy Awards. David Foster won for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (tied in this category with Lionel Richie and James Anthony Carmichael), Humberto Gatica won for Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical, and David Foster and Jeremy Lubbock won for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s) for “Hard Habit to Break” which was also nominated for Record of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals and Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices. In his review of the album for AllMusic, music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine says Chicago 17 is “the pinnacle of [producer David Foster’s] craft and one of the best adult contemporary records of the ’80s,” and one of the most influential albums “within its style.”

  1. Stay the Night” 3:48
  2. “We Can Stop the Hurtin'” 4:11
  3. “Hard Habit to Break” 4:43
  4. “Only You” 3:53
  5. “Remember the Feeling” 4:28
  6. “Along Comes a Woman” 4:14
  7. “You’re the Inspiration” 3:49
  8. “Please Hold On” 3:37
  9. “Prima Donna” 4:09
  10. “Once in a Lifetime” 4:12

Peter Cetera – bass guitar on “Stay the Night”; lead and background vocals, arrangements on “Stay the Night”, “Along Comes a Woman”, “You’re the Inspiration”, and “Prima Donna”; vocal arrangements on “Remember the Feeling”
Bill Champlin – guitars, keyboards, lead and background vocals, vocal arrangements on “Only You”
Robert Lamm – keyboards, lead and background vocals, arrangements on “We Can Stop the Hurtin'”, vocal arrangements on “Only You”
Lee Loughnane – trumpet
James Pankow – trombone, horn arrangements, arrangements on “Once In a Lifetime”
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds
Chris Pinnick – guitar
Danny Seraphine – drums
Jeff Porcaro – drums (uncredited) on “Stay the Night”
Carlos Vega – drums (uncredited) on “You’re the Inspiration”
Michael Landau – guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
Mark Goldenberg – guitar, additional arrangements on “Along Comes a Woman” and “Prima Donna”
Paulinho da Costa – percussion
David Foster – keyboards, synthesizer programming, synth basses on all tracks (except “Stay the Night”), additional arrangements
John Van Tongeren – synthesizer programming
Erich Bulling – synthesizer programming
Marcus Ryle – synthesizer programming
Gary Grant – trumpet
Greg Adams – trumpet
Kenny Cetera – background vocals on “Stay the Night”, “Prima Donna”, “You’re the Inspiration”, and “Along Comes a Woman”
Donny Osmond – background vocals on “We Can Stop the Hurtin'”
Richard Marx – background vocals on “We Can Stop the Hurtin'”

Friday 4/30/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Night & Day: Big Band (1995)

Night & Day: Big Band is the eighteenth studio album by the American band Chicago, and twenty-second overall, released May 23, 1995. It is a departure from Top 40 material for a more thematic project, with a focus on classic big band, jazz, and swing music.

Chicago left Reprise Records and started their own imprint, Chicago Records, to re-distribute their music. This album was carried by Giant Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music, who also distributes Reprise.

With producer Bruce Fairbairn, Chicago recorded Night & Day: Big Band from late 1994 to early 1995 and released it that May. Although Bruce Gaitsch played guitar on the sessions, the guitar slot would eventually be filled that year by Keith Howland, who remains Chicago’s present guitarist. Joe Perry of Aerosmith was brought in to add a solo to “Blues in the Night”.

The album reached #90 in the US, on the Billboard 200 chart.

  1. “Chicago” 3:06
  2. “Caravan” 3:23
  3. “Dream a Little Dream of Me” 3:12
  4. “Goody Goody” 4:05
  5. “Moonlight Serenade” 4:26
  6. “Night and Day” 5:36
  7. “Blues in the Night” 6:05
  8. “Sing, Sing, Sing” 3:21
  9. “Sophisticated Lady” 5:11
  10. “In the Mood” 3:43
  11. “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” 3:38
  12. “Take the “A” 5:36

Bill Champlin – keyboards, guitar, vocals, vocal arrangement, arrangement (4, 7, 10, 11)
Bruce Gaitsch – guitar, arrangement (10)
Tris Imboden – drums, harmonica, arrangement (10)
Robert Lamm – keyboards, vocals, additional vocal arrangement, arrangement (1, 6, 9-12)
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn, brass arrangement (7, 8, 10), arrangement (8), vocal arrangement (8)
James Pankow – trombone, brass arrangement (1-6, 9-12), arrangement (2, 3, 5, 10)
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds, arrangement (10)
Jason Scheff – bass guitar, vocals, additional vocal arrangement, arrangement (9, 10)
Luis Conte – percussion
Jack Duncan – percussion on “Night and Day”
Sal Ferreras – percussion on “Night and Day”
The Gipsy Kings (Nicolas Reyes and Patchai Reyes) – vocals, rumba flamenco guitars and vocal arrangements on “Sing, Sing, Sing”
Jade – vocals on “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
Joe Perry – guitar solo on “Blues in the Night”
Paul Shaffer – piano on “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
Bruce Fairbairn – trumpet solo on “Chicago”
Tonino Baliardo – lead guitar on “Sing, Sing, Sing”
Peter Wolf – arrangements on “In the Mood”
Shelly Berg – orchestration, big band arrangements
Bill Watrous – big band arrangements

Monday 4/26/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago 16

Chicago 16 is the thirteenth studio album by the American band Chicago, released on June 7, 1982. It is considered their “comeback” album because it was their first album to go platinum since 1978’s Hot Streets, it made it into the top ten of the Billboard 200, and it produced their second number one single in the United States, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.” The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in August, 1982, two months after its release, and platinum in December, 1982, six months after its release. The song, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Chicago 16 is the first album in a decade-long association with new label Warner Bros. Records; the band’s first project to be produced by David Foster, who had been called the “key” to their comeback; their first album to include some songs exclusively by composers outside of the group; and it is also the first album since Chicago VII (1974) not to feature Laudir de Oliveira as a band member. It is also the first studio album to be released two years after the previous, as every other studio album was released once per year.

  1. “What You’re Missing” 4:10
  2. “Waiting for You to Decide” 4:06
  3. “Bad Advice” 2:58
  4. “Chains” 3:22
  5. “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” / “Get Away” 5:08
  6. “Follow Me” 4:53
  7. “Sonny Think Twice” 4:01
  8. “What Can I Say” 3:49
  9. “Rescue You” 3:57
  10. “Love Me Tomorrow” 5:06

Peter Cetera – bass, acoustic guitar on “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”, lead and backing vocals, BGV arrangements, rhythm arrangements
Bill Champlin – keyboards, guitars, lead and backing vocals, BGV arrangements
Robert Lamm – keyboards, backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet
James Pankow – trombone, horn arrangements
Walter Parazaider – woodwinds
Danny Seraphine – drums, rhythm arrangements
David Foster – keyboards, synth bass, rhythm arrangements, additional horn arrangements
David Paich – synthesizers
Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, synthesizer programming
Chris Pinnick – guitar
Steve Lukather – guitar
Michael Landau – guitar
Jeremy Lubbock, Peter Cetera and David Foster – string arrangements on “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” and “Love Me Tomorrow”

Monday 4/12/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Chicago V (1972)

Chicago V is the fourth studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released on July 10, 1972. It is notable for being the group’s first single album release, after having released three consecutive double albums and a four-disc box set of live material.

  1. “A Hit by Varèse” 4:56
  2. “All Is Well” 3:52
  3. “Now That You’ve Gone” 5:01
  4. “Dialogue (Part I)” 2:57
  5. “Dialogue (Part II)” 4:13
  6. “While the City Sleeps” 3:53
  7. “Saturday in the Park” 3:56
  8. “State of the Union” 6:12
  9. “Goodbye” 6:02
  10. “Alma Mater” 3:56

Peter Cetera – bass guitar, wah-wah bass, lead and backing vocals
Terry Kath – electric and acoustic guitars, lead and backing vocals
Robert Lamm – acoustic piano, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, Hohner Pianet, lead and backing vocals
Lee Loughnane – trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, backing vocals
James Pankow – trombone, percussion, backing vocals, brass arrangements
Walter Parazaider – saxophones, flute, percussion, backing vocals
Danny Seraphine – drums, congas, antique bells, percussion

Wednesday 4/7/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Peter Cetera (1981)

Peter Cetera, released in September 1981, is the self-titled first solo release by American musician Peter Cetera, released while he was the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Chicago.

A much more rock-oriented album than the disco-influenced music Chicago had been producing at the time, Cetera released the album in September 1981 while still a member of the band. Released on Full Moon Records, a subsidiary of Warner Brothers (reissued in 2004 on Wounded Bird Records), the album was not commercially successful, peaking at number 143 on the Billboard 200 chart in March 1982, after making its first appearance on the Billboard 200 chart on January 23, 1982 at number 192.[4] However, it is notable because Cetera is the sole writer of all songs on the album save one—”I Can Feel It,” which Cetera co-wrote with Ricky Fataar and Carl Wilson. Wilson, a member of the Beach Boys and a friend of Cetera’s, also played guitar on the song. The single “Livin’ in the Limelight,” the only hit from the album, was released on November 18, 1981, and charted at number six in the Billboard Mainstream Rock.

One year after Peter Cetera was released, Cetera and Chicago launched a major comeback with the number one single, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”, and album, Chicago 16. After 1984’s Chicago 17 was also a massive hit, Cetera left the band to concentrate fully on his solo career. The song, “On the Line”, which appears on this album, was on the B-side of the 45 RPM single of Cetera’s first number one song as a solo performer in 1986, “Glory of Love”.

  1. “Livin’ in the Limelight” – 4:20
  2. “I Can Feel It” – 3:07
  3. “How Many Times” – 4:21
  4. “Holy Moly” – 4:25
  5. “Mona Mona” – 3:18
  6. “On the Line” – 4:00
  7. “Not Afraid to Cry” – 3:27
  8. “Evil Eye” – 2:37
  9. “Practical Man” – 4:49
  10. “Ivy Covered Walls” – 3:56

Wednesday 2pm ET: Feature Artist: Terry Kath (Chicago)

Terry Alan Kath (January 31, 1946 – January 23, 1978) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago. He played guitar and sang lead vocals on many of the band’s early hit singles. He has been praised by the band for his guitar skills and Ray Charles-influenced vocal style.

Growing up in a musical family, Kath took up a variety of instruments in his teens, including the drums and banjo. He played bass in a number of bands in the mid-1960s, before settling on the guitar when forming the group that became Chicago. His guitar playing was an important component of the group’s sound from the start of their career, and he sang lead on several of the group’s singles. He used a number of different guitars, but eventually became identified with a Fender Telecaster fitted with a single neck-position humbucker pickup combined with a bridge position angled single-coil pickup and decorated with numerous stickers. Kath was also said to be Jimi Hendrix’s favorite guitarist.

Kath had a self-admitted history of drug abuse, including alcohol. Seraphine knew that Kath had a high tolerance for drugs, but later recalled Kath telling him, “I’m going to get things under control … if I don’t, this stuff is going to kill me.” Chicago bandmates have indicated that he was also increasingly unhappy. However, Guercio has said that Kath was finishing writing a solo album before he died, and Pankow adamantly denies that Kath was suicidal.

By 1978, Kath was regularly carrying guns around and enjoyed shooting them. Around 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Monday, January 23, after a party at the home of roadie and band technician Don Johnson, in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, Kath began to play with his guns. He spun his .38 revolver on his finger, put it to his temple, and pulled the trigger. The gun was not loaded. Johnson warned Kath several times to be careful. Kath then picked up a semi-automatic 9-mm pistol and, leaning back in a chair, said to Johnson, “Don’t worry about it … Look, the clip is not even in it.” Those were his last words. To assuage Johnson’s concerns, Kath showed Johnson the empty magazine. Kath then replaced the magazine in the gun, put the gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. Apparently unbeknownst to Kath, the semi-automatic had a round in the chamber. He died instantly from the gunshot, eight days shy of his 32nd birthday.

Kath left a wife Camelia Kath (born Camelia Emily Ortiz), whom he had met in 1974, and a two-year-old daughter, Michelle Kath (now Michelle Kath Sinclair). He married his first wife Pamela Robinson in 1970, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1974.

After his death, his widow married and later divorced actor Kiefer Sutherland. Kath is interred near his mother, Evelyn Kath, in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California, in the Gardens of Remembrance.

The group’s members were devastated over losing Kath and strongly considered disbanding, but were persuaded by Doc Severinsen, musical director of the Tonight Show band, that they should continue. Kath’s position as guitarist in Chicago was subsequently filled by Donnie Dacus, then Chris Pinnick, Dawayne Bailey, and Keith Howland. At Chicago concerts, original members Lee Loughnane (trumpet) and Robert Lamm (keyboards) have, on occasion, performed lead vocals originally sung by Terry Kath.

Thursday 12am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Group Portrait (1991)

Group Portrait is a compilation album by the American band Chicago, released in 1991 by Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings originally, later reissued on the band’s Chicago Records label. It includes hits and album cuts from the band’s first fourteen albums along with rare tracks.

Group Portrait bears notable differences from most of the band’s other official compilation and live albums including the following: it is not assigned a number in the album title number sequence; its cover art depicts people instead of just a logo art concept; and it includes commentary from band members James Pankow, Robert Lamm, former members Peter Cetera, Walt Parazaider and producer James William Guercio. Unlike the 2003 anthology The Box released later, this collection only covers their tenure with Columbia Records, and does not include Warner Bros. material.

“Introduction” 6:35 Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
“Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” 4:35 Chicago Transit Authority
“Beginnings” 7:55 Chicago Transit Authority
“Questions 67 & 68” 5:03 Chicago Transit Authority
“Listen” 3:22 Chicago Transit Authority
“Poem 58” 8:36 Chicago Transit Authority
“I’m a Man” 7:40 Chicago Transit Authority
“Make Me Smile” 4:35 Chicago (II) (1970)
“So Much to Say, So Much to Give” 1:02 Chicago (II)
“Anxiety’s Moment” 0:57 Chicago (II)
“West Virginia Fantasies” 1:33 Chicago (II)
“Colour My World” 3:00 Chicago (II)
“To Be Free” 1:31 Chicago (II)
“Now More Than Ever” 1:10 Chicago (II)
“Fancy Colours” 5:10 Chicago (II)
“25 or 6 to 4” 4:51 Chicago (II)
“Where Do We Go from Here” 2:50 Chicago (II)

“Flight 602” 2:45 Chicago III (1971)
“Free” 2:16 Chicago III
“What Else Can I Say” 3:13 Chicago III
“Mother” 4:28 Chicago III
“Lowdown” 3:35 Chicago III
“A Song for Richard and His Friends” 6:22 Chicago at Carnegie Hall (IV) (1971)
“A Hit by Varèse” 4:51 Chicago V (1972)
“Saturday in the Park” 3:56 Chicago V
“Dialogue Part I” 2:57 Chicago V
“Dialogue Part II” 4:12 Chicago V
“Alma Mater” 3:52 Chicago V
“Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” 4:14 Chicago VI (1973)
“In Terms of Two” 3:30 Chicago VI
“Critics’ Choice” 2:49 Chicago VI
“Just You ‘n’ Me” 3:43 Chicago VI
“Something in This City Changes People” 3:42 Chicago VI

“Life Saver” 5:18 Chicago VII (1974)
“Happy Man” 3:31 Chicago VII
“(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long” 4:28 Chicago VII
“Skinny Boy” 5:12 Chicago VII
“Byblos” 6:16 Chicago VII
“Wishing You Were Here” 4:33 Chicago VII
“Call on Me” 4:01 Chicago VII
“Brand New Love Affair, Part I & II” 4:29 Chicago VIII (1975)
“Harry Truman” 3:01 Chicago VIII
“Old Days” 3:29 Chicago VIII
“You Are on My Mind” 3:21 Chicago X (1976)
“If You Leave Me Now” 3:54 Chicago X
“Together Again” 3:53 Chicago X
“Another Rainy Day in New York City” 3:01 Chicago X
“Hope for Love” 3:03 Chicago X

“Take Me Back to Chicago” 5:15 Chicago XI (1977)
“Mississippi Delta City Blues” 4:40 Chicago XI
“Baby, What a Big Surprise” 3:05 Chicago XI
“Prelude (Little One)” 0:52 Chicago XI
“Little One” 5:44 Chicago XI
“No Tell Lover” 4:13 Hot Streets (XII) (1978)
“Closer to You” 4:54 B-side of “Must Have Been Crazy”; recorded during the Hot Streets sessions
“Gone Long Gone” 3:59 Hot Streets (XII)
“Alive Again” 4:05 Hot Streets (XII)
“Must Have Been Crazy” 3:24 Chicago 13 (1979)
“Doin’ Business” 3:25 (1991); from the rehearsal sessions for Chicago XIV (1980)
“Song for You” 3:41 Chicago XIV
“Thunder and Lightning” 3:32 Chicago XIV
“The American Dream” 3:17 Chicago XIV
“Beginnings (Live edited version)” 3:41 Chicago at Carnegie Hall (IV)

Friday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Chicago

Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1969. The self-described “rock and roll band with horns” blended elements of classical music, jazz, R&B, and pop music. They began writing songs with politically charged lyrics, and later moved to a softer sound, generating several hit ballads. The group had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In September 2008, Billboard ranked Chicago at number thirteen in a list of the top 100 artists of all time for Hot 100 singles chart success, and ranked them at number fifteen on the same list produced in October 2015. Billboard also ranked Chicago ninth on the list of the hundred greatest artists of all time in terms of Billboard 200 album chart success in October 2015. Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups, and one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 100 million records. In 1971, Chicago was the first rock act to sell out Carnegie Hall for a week.

To date, Chicago has sold over 40 million units in the U.S., with 23 gold, 18 platinum, and eight multi-platinum albums. They have had five consecutive number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and 20 top-ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1974 the group had seven albums, its entire catalog at the time, on the Billboard 200 simultaneously. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2017, Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm, and James Pankow were elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame for their songwriting efforts as members of the music group.

Robert William Lamm (born October 13, 1944) is an American keyboardist, singer and songwriter best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago. He wrote many of the band’s biggest hits, including “Questions 67 & 68”, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, “Beginnings”, “25 or 6 to 4”, “Saturday in the Park”, “Dialogue (Part I & II)” and “Harry Truman”. Lamm is one of three founding members (alongside James Pankow and Lee Loughnane) still performing with the group.

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, Spinners, Chicago, Barry Manilow, Marshall Tucker Band and more . . .

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on The Sounds of The 80s we feature tunes from:  Leslie Pearl, Whitesnake, Chicago, Pretenders, David Bowie, Pebbles, Wham!, Erasure, Billy Idol, Alabama, John Mellencamp and more . . . 

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70’s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s:  Yes, Wet Willie, Tony Orlando & Dawn, John Mellencamp, Elton John, Rattles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Abba, Queen, Chicago, Billy Joel, Helen Reddy, Jackson Browne and more . .