Monday 9pm: Feature LP: Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks (1975) @bobdylantheband

Bob_Dylan_-_Blood_on_the_TracksBlood on the Tracks is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released in January 1975 on Columbia Records. The album marked Dylan’s return to Columbia after a two-album stint with Asylum Records. Most of the lyrics on the album revolve around heartache, anger, and loneliness.

The album, which followed on the resurgence of critical acclaim for Dylan’s work after Planet Waves, was greeted enthusiastically by fans and critics. In the years following its release it has come to be regarded as one of his best albums; it is common for subsequent records to be labeled his “best since Blood on the Tracks.”. It is also commonly seen as a standard for confessional singer-songwriter albums; though Dylan has denied that the songs are autobiographical, his son Jakob Dylan has stated: “The songs are my parents talking. In 2003, the album was ranked number 16 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and in 2004, it was placed at number 5 on Pitchfork Media’s list of the top 100 albums of the 1970s.

The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and #4 on the UK Albums Chart. The single “Tangled Up in Blue” peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The album remains one of Dylan’s best-selling studio releases, with a double-platinum US certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) (Wikipedia)

All songs written and composed by Bob Dylan.

1. “Tangled Up in Blue” 5:42
2. “Simple Twist of Fate” 4:19
3. “You’re a Big Girl Now” 4:36
4. “Idiot Wind” 7:48
5. “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” 2:55
6. “Meet Me in the Morning” Sep 4:22
7. “Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts” 8:51
8. “If You See Her, Say Hello” 4:49
9. “Shelter from the Storm” 5:02
10. “Buckets of Rain” 3:22

 

 

Artist Countdown: Mary Chapin Carpenter Top 50 Hits – 2pm ET #MaryChapinCarpenter

MccTop50Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American folk and country music singer, songwriter and musician. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C. clubs before signing in the late 1980s with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Carpenter’s first album, 1987’s Hometown Girl, did not produce any singles, although 1989’s State of the Heart and 1990’s Shooting Straight in the Dark each produced four Top 20 hits on the Billboard country singles charts.

Carpenter’s most successful album to date remains 1992’s Come On Come On, which yielded seven charting country singles and was certified quadruple platinum in the U.S. for sales exceeding four million copies. She followed it with Stones in the Road (1994) and A Place in the World (1996), which both featured hit singles. In the 2000s, Carpenter’s albums departed both thematically and musically from her early work, becoming less radio-friendly and more focused on societal and political issues. Her most acclaimed and most topical album to date, The Calling, was released in March 2007. She followed that with The Age of Miracles in April 2010. – Wikipedia

 

Feature LP: Bob Dylan – Shadows in the Night (2015) 9pm

Shadows in the Night is the thirty-sixth studio album by Bob Dylan, released by Columbia Records on February 3, 2015. For a Bob Dylan album, it is unusual in that none of the songs are original compositions. Instead, the album consists of covers of traditional pop standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, chosen by Dylan himself. On January 23, 2015, it was announced that 50,000 free copies would be given away to randomly selected AARP The Magazine readers.[3] Prior to the album’s release, Dylan recorded a cover of the tune “Full Moon and Empty Arms” and made it available for free streaming online on May 13, 2014.

1. “I’m a Fool to Want You” Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf, Joel Herron 4:51
2. “The Night We Called It a Day” Matt Dennis, Tom Adair 3:24
3. “Stay with Me” Jerome Moross, Carolyn Leigh 2:56
4. “Autumn Leaves” Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert (French), Johnny Mercer (English) 3:02
5. “Why Try to Change Me Now” Cy Coleman, Joseph McCarthy 3:38
6. “Some Enchanted Evening” Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers 3:28
7. “Full Moon and Empty Arms” Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman, Sergei Rachmaninoff 3:26
8. “Where Are You?” Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh 3:37
9. “What’ll I Do” Irving Berlin 3:21
10. “That Lucky Old Sun” Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith 3:39

Feature LP: Pink Floyd – The Endless River (2014) 9pm ET

PF - EndlessThe Endless River is the fifteenth and final studio album by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. It was released by Parlophone and Columbia Records in Friday-release countries on 7 November 2014 and in the United Kingdom and United States on 10 November 2014. It is Pink Floyd’s first studio album since the death of keyboardist and founder member Richard Wright, who appears posthumously, and the third by the David Gilmour-led Pink Floyd after Roger Waters’ departure in 1985. It is also the first Pink Floyd album distributed by Parlophone and Warner Bros. Records following the purchase of EMI and its assets by the Universal Music Group in 2012, their transfer to Parlophone and the purchase of Parlophone by Warner Bros. in 2013.

Described as a “swan song” for Wright, The Endless River mostly comprises instrumental and ambient music. It is based on 20 hours of unreleased material the band wrote, recorded and produced with Wright during sessions for Pink Floyd’s previous studio album The Division Bell (1994). Work on the album was completed in 2013 and 2014 in Gilmour’s studios the Astoria and Medina Studios in Hove, England. It was produced by Gilmour, Youth, Andy Jackson and Phil Manzanera.

Information about the The Endless River was leaked via social media, after which Pink Floyd made a formal announcement. The band, Parlophone and Columbia Records (outside Europe) launched a promotional campaign in the lead-up to its release with television advertisements and installations of the album artwork placed in cities around the world, including London, New York, Paris, Berlin and Milan. The cover concept is by Ahmed Emad Eldin with sleeve design by Stylorouge. Aubrey Powell served as creative director for the artwork. The album received mixed reviews. – Wikipedia

1 Things Left Unsaid…   4:24
2 It’s What We Do   6:21
3 Ebb and Flow   1:50
4 Sum   4:49
5 Skins   2:37
6 Unsung   1:06
7 Anisina   3:15
8 The Lost Art of Conversation   1:43
9 On Noodle Street   1:42
10 Night Light   1:42
11 Allons-y (1)   1:56
12 Autumn ’68   1:35
13 Allons-y (2)   1:35
14 Talkin’ Hawkin’   3:25
15 Calling   3:38
16 Eyes to Pearls   1:51
17 Surfacing   2:46
18 Louder than Words   6:32

Artist Countdown: Aretha Franklin Top 90 Hits 6pm ET (PART 2) @ArethaFranklin

ArethaAretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church as a child. In 1960, at age 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Think”. These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade.

Franklin eventually recorded a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart’s history. Franklin also recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted & Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with a cameo appearance in the film, The Blues Brothers and with the albums, Jump to It and Who’s Zoomin’ Who?. In 1998, Franklin won international acclaim for singing the opera aria, “Nessun Dorma”, at the Grammys of that year replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that same year, she scored her final Top 40 recording with “A Rose Is Still a Rose”.

Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. Franklin has been honored throughout her career including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists on Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, in which she placed number 9, and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in which she placed number 1 – Wikipedia

1 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (with George Michael)
2 Freeway of Love
3 Spanish Harlem
4 Who’s Zoomin’ Who
5 Respect
6 Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves (with Eurythmics)
7 Another Night
8 Jimmy Lee
9 Jumpin’ Jack Flash
10 Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)
11 Think
12 Baby I Love You
13 Chain of Fools
14 (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone
15 It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be (with Whitney Houston)
16 I Say a Little Prayer 
17 Angel
18 Day Dreaming
19 Through the Storm (with Elton John)
20 Don’t Play That Song (with The Dixie Flyers)
21 A Rose Is Still a Rose
22 Bridge Over Troubled Water 
23 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
24 See Saw 
25 Willing to Forgive
26 Jump to It
27 The Weight 
28 A Deeper Love
29 Eleanor Rigby
30 I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) 
31 The House That Jack Built 
32 Rock Steady 
33 Call Me 
34 Get It Right
35 Share Your Love with Me
36 I’m in Love
37 Here We Go Again
38 I Can’t See Myself Leaving You 
39 You’re All I Need to Get By
40 Ever Changing Times (with Michael McDonald)
41 Spirit in the Dark (with The Dixie Flyers) 
42 Rock-A-Lott
43 Border Song (Holy Moses) 
44 Ain’t Nobody Ever Loved You
45 Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing
46 Love All the Hurt Away (with George Benson)
47 Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes)
48 What a Fool Believes
49 All the King’s Horses 
50 Without Love
51 Everyday People
52 Take a Look
53 Ain’t No Way 
54 Something He Can Feel
55 Oh Me Oh My (I’m a Fool for You Baby) 
56 My Song 
57 Look into Your Heart
58 If Ever a Love There Was (with Four Tops)
59 United Together
60 The Only Thing Missin’
61 Mr. D.J. (5 for the D.J.)
62 Won’t Be Long
63 You Send Me 
64 Break It to Me Gently
65 Runnin’ Out of Fools
66 Jump
67 The Tracks of My Tears 
68 Come to Me
69 Almighty Fire (Woman of the Future)
70 Operation Heartbreak 
71 Gentle on My Mind 
72 Gimme Your Love (with James Brown)
73 Today I Sing the Blues
74 When I Think About You
75 One Step Ahead
76 Cry Like a Baby
77 You Made Me Love You
78 Honey
79 (No, No) I’m Losing You
80 Lee Cross
81 Mockingbird
82 Put You Up on Game (with Fantasia)
83 Wonderful
84 It Hurts Like Hell
85 Rolling In the Deep (The Aretha Version)
86 I Surrender, Dear 
87 Don’t Cry, Baby
88 Rough Lover 
89 Are You Sure
90 Soulville

Artist Countdown: Travis Tritt Top 45 Hits 6p ET @Travistritt

Travis TrittJames Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is an American country music singer. He signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1989, releasing seven studio albums and a greatest hits package for the label between then and 1999. In the 2000s, he released two albums on Columbia Records and one for the defunct Category 5 Records. Seven of his albums (counting the Greatest Hits) are certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); the highest-certified is 1991’s It’s All About to Change, which is certified triple-platinum. Tritt has also charted more than 40 times on the Hot Country Songs charts, including five number ones — “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You with My Heart,” “Foolish Pride”, and “Best of Intentions” — and 15 additional top ten singles. Tritt’s musical style is defined by mainstream country and Southern rock influences.

He has received two Grammy Awards, both for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals: in 1992 for “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’,” a duet with Marty Stuart, and again in 1998 for “Same Old Train”, a collaboration with Stuart and nine other artists. In addition, he has received four awards from the Country Music Association, and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1992.  Source: Wikipedia

1 Foolish Pride
2 More Than You’ll Ever Know
3 Help Me Hold On
4 Anymore
5 Can I Trust You with My Heart
6 I’m Gonna Be Somebody
7 Drift Off to Dream
8 Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)
9 Tell Me I Was Dreaming
10 The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’ (with Marty Stuart)
11 Nothing Short of Dying
12 Sometimes She Forgets
13 This One’s Gonna Hurt (with Marty Stuart)
14 Between an Old Memory and Me
15 Where Corn Don’t Grow
16 Lord Have Mercy on the Working Man
17 Looking Out for Number One
18 T-R-O-U-B-L-E
19 If I Lost You
20 Here’s Your Sign (Get the Picture)  (with Bill Engvall)
21 Best of Intentions
22 Country Club
23 Honky Tonkin’s What I Do Best  (with Marty Stuart)
24 Take It Easy
25 It’s a Great Day to Be Alive
26 Still in Love with You
27 Ten Feet Tall and Bulletproof
28 Helping Me Get Over You (with Lari White)
29 She’s Going Home with Me
30 Love of a Woman
31 Put Some Drive in Your Country
32 Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde
33 No More Looking Over My Shoulder
34 Only You (And You Alone)
35 Worth Every Mile
36 Strong Enough to Be Your Man
37 What Say You (with John Mellencamp)
38 Start the Car
39 Country Ain’t Country
40 You Never Take Me Dancing
41 The Girl’s Gone Wild
42 I See Me
43 Lonesome, On’ry and Mean
44 Southern Boy (with Charlie Daniels)
45 Move It On Over (with George Thorogood)

Feature LP: Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind (1997) 9pm ET

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Time Out of Mind is the thirtieth studio album by the American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released in September 1997 by Columbia Records. It was his first double studio album (on vinyl) since Self Portrait in 1970. It was also released as a single CD.

For fans and critics, the album marked Dylan’s artistic comeback after he struggled with his musical identity throughout the 1980s; he hadn’t released any original material for seven years, since Under the Red Sky in 1990. Time Out of Mind is hailed as one of Dylan’s best albums, and it went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1998. Also, the album is ranked number 408 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003.

The album features a particularly atmospheric sound, the work of producer (and past Dylan collaborator) Daniel Lanois, whose innovative work with carefully placed microphones and strategic mixing was detailed by Dylan in the first volume of his memoirs, Chronicles: Volume One. Although Dylan has spoken positively of Lanois’ production style (especially for his 1989 album Oh Mercy), he expressed dissatisfaction with the sound of Time Out of Mind. Dylan has self-produced his subsequent albums.  For additional details and track details click HERE