Tag: Diana Ross

Monday 6/21/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s (Actual start 1:30)

The best music from 1970 – 1979 featuring tunes from: Billy Paul, Bonnie Pointer, Outlaws, Paper Lace, Diana Ross, Andy Gibb, Don McLean, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and more . . .

Monday 5/17/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from Jethro Tull, Thin Lizzy, Paper Lace, Cher, Bad Company, Rare Earth, CCR, Jim Croce, Eddie Floyd, Elton John, BTO, Miracles, Big Star, Diana Ross and more . . .

Monday 5/10/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from Doobie Brothers (Spotlight Artist), Minnie Ripperton, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton-john, Peter Frampton, Barry Manilow, McFadden & Whitehead, Van McCoy, Neil Diamond, Billy Ocean and featuring extended program.

Thursday 10/29/2020 9pm ET: Feature LP: Diana Ross – Diana (1980)

Diana is the tenth studio album by American singer Diana Ross, released on May 22, 1980, by Motown. The album is the biggest-selling studio album of Ross’s career, worldwide and spawning three international hit singles, including the US and international number-one hit “Upside Down”.

Robert Christgau, writing for The Village Voice, gave the album an A- rating. He remarked that “not since Lady Sings the Blues has Ms. R. been forced into such a becoming straitjacket. Her perky angularity and fit-to-burst verve could have been designed for Rodgers & Edwards’s synergy – you’d swear she was as great a singer as Alfa Anderson herself. And Nile is showing off more axemanship than any rhythm guitarist in history.” In a retrospecive review, Charity Stafford from Allmusic called the album “Ross’ best solo record.” She found that “Ross sounds more forceful than she had in years. The helium-toned style of her early hits with the Supremes is worlds away from the assertive way she rips into the funky hit “Upside Down.” […] The glossy Chic production might sound a bit dated to some ears, but it’s matured much better than many similar albums of the era.” In her 2003 review of Diana’s deluxe edition, Daryl Easlea from BBC Music wrote: “Diana is an artistic portrayal of complete freedom; Rodgers and Edwards’ writing symbolises Ross’ breaking free of the shackles of Motown on one level, but moreover, the work has a universality; celebrating gayness, blackness, equality; an album of challenging ideas, friendship and freedom.”

1. “Upside Down” 4:05
2. “Tenderness” 3:52
3. “Friend to Friend” 3:19
4. “I’m Coming Out” 5:24
5. “Have Fun (Again)” 5:57
6. “My Old Piano” 3:55
7. “Now That You’re Gone” 3:59
8. “Give Up” 3:45
9. “Upside Down” (Original Chic Mix) 4:17
10. “Tenderness” (Original Chic Mix) 5:10
11. “Friend to Friend” (Original Chic Mix) 3:20
12. “I’m Coming Out” (Original Chic Mix) 6:01
13. “Have Fun (Again)” (Original Chic Mix) 7:09
14. “My Old Piano” (Original Chic Mix) 4:52
15. “Now That You’re Gone” (Original Chic Mix) 3:40
16. “Give Up” (Original Chic Mix) 3:59

1. “Love Hangover” (Extended Alternate Mix) 10:25
2. “Your Love Is So Good for Me” (12-Inch Version) 6:36
3. “Top of the World” 3:09
4. “Lovin’, Livin’ and Givin'” (Ross Album Remix) 5:12
5. “What You Gave Me” (12-Inch Version) 6:08
6. “You Were the One” 4:04
7. “The Diana Ross & the Supremes Medley of Hits” (12-inch Mix) 9:59
8. “No One Gets the Prize”/”The Boss” (12-Inch Re-Edit) 9:41
9. “I Ain’t Been Licked” (12-inch Mix) 5:18
10. “Fire Don’t Burn” 3:26
11. “We Can Never Light That Old Flame Again” (Alternate Mix) 4:38
12. “You Build Me Up to Tear Me Down” 5:42
13. “Sweet Summertime Livin'”

Diana Ross – lead vocals
Alfa Anderson – background vocals
Fonzi Thornton – background vocals
Luci Martin – background vocals
Michelle Cobbs – background vocals
Bernard Edwards – bass guitar
Nile Rodgers – guitar
Tony Thompson – drums
Andy Barrett (Schwartz) – piano[10]
Raymond Jones – keyboards
Eddie Daniels – saxophone
Meco Monardo – trombone
Bob Milliken – trumpet
Valerie Haywood (The Chic Strings) – strings
Cheryl Hong (The Chic Strings) – strings
Karen Milne (The Chic Strings) – strings
Gene Orloff – conductor

Thursday 8/26/2020 10pm ET: Feature LP 2020: Diana Ross – Supertonic Collection (2020)

Diana Ross will celebrate the spectacular success of Eric Kupper’s remixes of her classic songs with the Supertonic collection. The Motown/UMe album will be available digitally on May 29, with CD and crystal-clear vinyl editions to follow on June 26.

Supertonic is produced by Diana Ross and features Kupper’s remixes, with executive remix production & marketing By Brad LaBeau Co + Peter Nelson for Pro-Motion. All of the remixes have been created from original multi-track masters in the vaults of Motown Records.

In March, Diana Ross created history when ‘Love Hangover 2020’ topped Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs Chart. It became her fourth consecutive No. 1 remix with a song that was a No. 1 dance hit in its original version. Kupper’s 2020 mix of the 1976 smash is available as the first single from Supertonic.

The unprecedented fourth chart-topping achievement followed the history-making success of ‘The Boss 2019.’ This topped the same Billboard chart during the 40th anniversary of the original version leading that survey, becoming Ms. Ross’ then third consecutive No. 1 Dance Club Songs Chart hit.

As well as ‘Love Hangover 2020,’ Supertonic also features the three remixes that went No. 1 dance during a 15-month period: ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ ‘I’m Coming Out/Upside Down’ and ‘The Boss.’ The remix of Ashford & Simpson’s ‘Ain’t No Mountain…’ hit the top in January 2018. An edited version appeared on Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection. The original was a pop and R&B No. 1 in 1970.

Kupper’s ‘I’m Coming Out/Upside Down 2018’ mashup took just eight weeks to reach the dance chart pinnacle. Both songs were written and produced by Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards and were No. 1 simultaneously on the same chart in 1980. ‘Upside Down’ also went No. 1 pop and R&B.

‘The Boss 2019’ was a dance No. 1 in April 2019, 40 years after the Ashford & Simpson-produced original did the same. Ms. Ross has now had a total eight No. 1 hits on Dance Club Songs.

Boss remixes
Also on Supertonic are remixes of two more tracks from the album The Boss, tracks from which were collectively listed as No. 1 dance hit. They are an up-tempo ‘No One Gets The Prize’ and a Latin-flavored version of ‘It’s My House.’ The 1970 top 20 hit ‘Remember Me’ is given a new R&B treatment, gets a smart R&B feel and both 1971’s ‘Surrender’ and the 1973 No. 1 ‘Touch Me In The Morning’ get Kupper’s remix treatment.

29 May also sees the digital release of Supertonic: Instrumental Mixes, featuring instrumental versions of all the tracks on the Supertonic album.

1. I’m Coming Out / Upside Down 3:07*
2. Love Hangover 3:45
3. The Boss 3:38
4. Surrender 3:06
5. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 4:05
6. No One Gets The Prize 5:20
7. It’s My House 4:40
8. Touch Me in the Morning 4:18
9. Remember Me 3:40

Article Ctsy https://www.udiscovermusic.com/

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 (Part 3 of 3)

Diana Ross & the Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 is a three disc box set consisting of The Supremes’ original-released singles as released by Motown from 1961-1969.

1. “Reflections” 2:52
2. “Going Down for the Third Time” 2:32
3. “In and Out of Love” 2:39
4. “I Guess I’ll Always Love You” 2:45
5. “Forever Came Today” 3:19
6. “Some Things You Never Get Used To” 2:24
7. “You’ve Been So Wonderful to Me” 2:32
8. “Love Child” 2:59
9. “Will This Be the Day” 2:49
11. “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” 3:07
12. “A Place in the Sun” 3:29
13. “I’m Livin’ in Shame (first version)” 3:08
14. “I’m So Glad I Got Somebody (Like You Around)” 3:38
16. “I’ll Try Something New” 2:25
18. “The Composer” 2:54
19. “The Beginning of the End” 2:29
20. “No Matter What Sign You Are (first version)” 2:55
21. “The Young Folks” 3:15
23. “The Weight” 3:02
24. “For Better or Worse” 2:38
25. “Someday We’ll Be Together” 3:26
26. “He’s My Sunny Boy” 2:21

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 (Part 2 of 3)

Diana Ross & the Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 is a three disc box set consisting of The Supremes’ original-released singles as released by Motown from 1961-1969.

1. “Stop! In the Name of Love” 2:53
2. “I’m in Love Again” 2:20
3. “Back in My Arms Again” 2:57
4. “Whisper You Love Me Boy” 2:40
5. “The Only Time I’m Happy” 2:29
6. “Nothing but Heartaches” 2:43
7. “He Holds His Own” 2:31
8. “Things Are Changing” 2:58
9. “Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine” 2:23
10. “I Hear a Symphony” 2:42
11. “Who Could Ever Doubt My Love” 2:36
12. “Children’s Christmas Song” 2:46
13. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Me” 3:03
14. “My World Is Empty Without You” 2:35
15. “Everything Is Good About You” 3:12
16. “Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart” 2:54
17. “He’s All I Got” 2:44
18. “You Can’t Hurry Love” 2:54
19. “Put Yourself in My Place” 2:16
20. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” 2:47
21. “Remove This Doubt” 2:54
22. “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” 2:49
23. “There’s No Stopping Us Now” 3:02
24. “The Happening” 2:52
25. “All I Know About You” 1:56
26. “L’amore Verra’ (You Can’t Hurry Love)” 2:51
27. “Se Il Filo Spezzerai (You Keep Me Hangin’ On)” 2:44
28. “Supremes Interview” 5:42

Thursday 12am ET: Feature LP: Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 (Part 1 of 3)

Diana Ross & the Supremes – 50th Anniversary: The Singles Collection 1961–1969 is a three disc box set consisting of The Supremes’ original-released singles as released by Motown from 1961-1969.

1. “I Want a Guy” 3:05
2. “Never Again” 3:02
3. “Buttered Popcorn (first version)” 2:56
4. “Who’s Lovin’ You” 2:50
5. “Buttered Popcorn (second version)” 2:32
6. “Your Heart Belongs to Me 2:36
7. “(He’s) Seventeen” 2:40
9. “Let Me Go the Right Way” 2:33
10. “Time Changes Things” 2:27
11. “My Heart Can’t Take It No More” 2:58
12. “You Bring Back Memories” 2:37
13. “A Breath Taking Guy” 2:25
14. “(The Man with the) Rock and Roll Banjo Band” 3:04
15. “When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes” 3:06
16. “Standing at the Crossroads of Love” 2:30
17. “Run, Run, Run” 2:22
18. “I’m Giving You Your Freedom” 2:34
19. “Where Did Our Love Go” 2:33
20. “He Means the World to Me” 1:51
21. “Baby Love” 2:36
22. “Ask Any Girl” 3:02
23. “Come See About Me” 2:41
24. “You’re Gone (But Always in My Heart)” 2:27
25. “Moonlight and Kisses” 2:44
26. “Baby, Baby, Wo Ist Unsere Liebe (Where Did Our Love Go)” 2:39
27. “Thank You Darling” 2:44
28. “Jonny Und Joe (Come See About Me)” 2:38

Friday 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Diana Ross

Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, who during the 1960s became Motown’s most successful act, and are the best-charting female group in US history, as well as one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. The group released a record-setting twelve number one hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Baby Love”, “Come See About Me”, “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”, “Love Child”, and “Someday We’ll Be Together”.

Following her departure from the Supremes in 1970, Ross released her eponymous debut solo album that same year, featuring the No. 1 Pop hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. She later released the album Touch Me in the Morning in 1973; its title track was her second solo No. 1 hit. She continued a successful solo career through the 1970s, which included hit albums like Mahogany and Diana Ross and their No. 1 hit singles, “Theme from Mahogany” and “Love Hangover”, respectively. Her 1980 album Diana produced another No. 1 single, “Upside Down”, as well as the international hit “I’m Coming Out”. Her final single with Motown during her initial run with the company achieved her sixth and final US number one Pop hit, the duet “Endless Love” featuring Lionel Richie, whose solo career was launched with its success.

Ross has also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe Award-winning and Academy Award–nominated performance in the film Lady Sings the Blues (1972); she recorded its soundtrack, which became a number one hit. She also starred in two other feature films, Mahogany (1975) and The Wiz (1978), later acting in the television films Out of Darkness (1994), for which she also was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and Double Platinum (1999).

She is the only female artist to have number one singles as a solo artist; as the other half of a duet (Lionel Richie); as a member of a trio; and as an ensemble member (We are the World-USA for Africa). In 1976, Ross was named the “Female Entertainer of the Century” by Billboard magazine. In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared her the most successful female music artist in history, due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts, with a career total of 70 hit singles with her work with the Supremes and as a solo artist. She had a top 10 UK hit in every one of the last five decades, and sang lead on a top 75 hit single at least once every year from 1964 to 1996 in the UK, a period of 33 consecutive years and a record for any performer.

In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Supremes, alongside Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. She was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. Ross is also one of the few recording artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—one as a solo artist and the other as a member of the Supremes. In Billboard magazine’s Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists chart, she ranked 16th as the lead singer of the Supremes and 26th as a solo artist. Diana Ross ranks among the Top 5 artists of the rock era (1955 to date) on the Billboard Hot 100 when combining her solo and Supremes’ hits.