Tag: Diana Ross

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

Wednesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Diana Ross – The Greatest (2011)

The Greatest is a 2011 compilation album by American singer Diana Ross and includes both her solo and Supremes material as well as duets with Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye. The album reached number 24 in the UK and was awarded a BPI Silver disc for sales of over 60,000 copies in 2015.

“I’m Coming Out”
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
“Why Do Fools Fall in Love”
“If We Hold on Together”
“Love Child” – Diana Ross & The Supremes
“Remember Me”
“When You Tell Me That You Love Me”
“Chain Reaction”
“Touch Me in the Morning”
“It’s My House”
“The Boss”
“Last Time I Saw Him”
“My Old Piano”
“Love Hangover”
“Work That Body”
“Endless Love” – Lionel Richie, Diana Ross
“Baby Love” – The Supremes
“Ease on Down the Road” #1 
“Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)” 
“Come See About Me” – The Supremes
“Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)”
“Upside Down”
“Stop! In the Name of Love” – The Supremes
“I’m Still Waiting”
“One Shining Moment”
“Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)”
“Reflections” – Diana Ross & The Supremes
“No One Gets the Prize”
“You Are Everything” – Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye
“The Happening” – The Supremes
“I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” – Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Temptations
“You Can’t Hurry Love” – The Supremes
“It’s My Turn”
“Big Bad Love” – Diana Ross, Ray Charles
“DoobeDood’nDoobe, DoobeDood’nDoobe, DoobeDood’nDoo”
“Where Did Our Love Go” – The Supremes
“Not Over You Yet”
“Take Me Higher”
“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” – The Supremes
“I’ve Got a Crush on You” – Diana Ross, Rod Stewart
“Lovin’, Livin’ and Givin'”
“What a Wonderful World” [Live from Wembley Arena, 1989]

Wednesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Albert Hammond, Grand Funk Railroad, Undisputed Truth, Stevie Wonder, Jacksons, Elton John, Dave Edmunds, Argent, Diana Ross, Heart, Warren Zevon and more . . .

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 . . .

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Foreigner, Steely Dan, Clint Holmes, Redbone, Elton John, Selector, Robert Gordon, Freda Payne, Toto, Diana Ross and more . . .

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week we feature extended remix versions of eighties hits from Donna Summer, Peter Wolf, Paul Abdul, Brothers Johnson, Madonna, Diana Ross, Huey Lewis and The News, Duran Duran, Flaco and more more more

Sunday 7pm: Feature Artist – The Supremes

supremesThe Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most commercially successful of Motown’s acts and are, to date, America’s most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Most of these hits were written and produced by Motown’s main songwriting and production team, Holland–Dozier–Holland. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it is said that their success made it possible for future African American R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.

Founding members Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross, and Betty McGlown, all from the Brewster-Douglass public housing project in Detroit, formed the Primettes as the sister act to the Primes (with Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, who went on to form the Temptations). Barbara Martin replaced McGlown in 1960, and the group signed with Motown the following year as the Supremes. Martin left the act in early 1962, and Ross, Ballard, and Wilson carried on as a trio.

During the mid-1960s, the Supremes achieved mainstream success with Ross as lead singer. In 1967, Motown president Berry Gordy renamed the group Diana Ross & the Supremes, and replaced Ballard with Cindy Birdsong. Ross left to pursue a solo career in 1970 and was replaced by Jean Terrell, at which point the group’s name reverted to the Supremes. After 1972, the lineup changed more frequently; Lynda Laurence, Scherrie Payne, and Susaye Greene all became members of the group during the mid-1970s. The Supremes disbanded in 1977 after 18 years. – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Lionel Richie Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax @LionelRichie

lRichieLionel Brockman Richie, Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. From 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie and number-one hit “Truly”.

Richie was raised in Tuskegee, Alabama, the son of Alberta R. (Foster) and Lionel Brockman Richie. Richie grew up on the campus of Tuskegee Institute. His grandfather’s house was across the street from the home of the president of the college. His family moved to Joliet, Illinois, where he graduated from Joliet Township High School, East Campus. A star tennis player in Joliet, he accepted a tennis scholarship to attend Tuskegee Institute, and graduated with a major in economics. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Tuskegee, Richie briefly attended graduate school at Auburn University. He is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

As a student in Tuskegee, Richie formed a succession of R&B groups in the mid-1960s. In 1968 he became a singer and saxophonist with the Commodores. They signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 1968 for one record before moving on to Motown Records initially as a support act to The Jackson 5. The Commodores then became established as a popular soul group. Their first several albums had a danceable, funky sound, as in such tracks as “Machine Gun” and “Brick House.” Over time, Richie wrote and sang more romantic, easy-listening ballads such as “Easy,” “Three Times a Lady,” “Still,” and the tragic breakup ballad “Sail On.”

By the late 1970s he had begun to accept songwriting commissions from other artists. He composed “Lady” for Kenny Rogers, which hit #1 in 1980, and produced Rogers’s album Share Your Love the following year. Richie and Rogers maintained a strong friendship in later years. Latin jazz composer and salsa romantica pioneer La Palabra enjoyed international success with his cover of “Lady,” which was played at Latin dance clubs. Also in 1981 Richie sang the theme song for the film Endless Love, a duet with Diana Ross. Issued as a single, the song topped the UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and US pop music charts, and became one of Motown’s biggest hits (in the US it sold 2 million copies and became a platinum single record).[citation needed] Its success encouraged Richie to branch out into a full-fledged solo career in 1982. He was replaced as lead singer for The Commodores by Skyler Jett in 1983. His debut album, Lionel Richie, produced another chart-topping single, “Truly,” which continued the style of his ballads with the Commodores. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 All Night Long (All Night)
2 Say You, Say Me
3 Hello
4 Stuck on You
5 Dancing on the Ceiling
6 Running with the Night
7 Endless Love (with Diana Ross)
8 Do It to Me
9 Penny Lover
10 Ballerina Girl
11 You Are
12 Don’t Wanna Lose You
13 Se La
14 Truly
15 Angel
16 I Call It Love
17 Love Will Conquer All
18 Just for You
19 My Destiny
20 My Love
21 Just Go
22 Deep River Woman (with Alabama)
23 Love, Oh Love
24 Long Long Way to Go
25 Ordinary Girl
26 Don’t Stop the Music
27 To Love a Woman (with Enrique Iglesias)
28 Still in Love
29 Closest Thing to Heaven
30 Face in the Crowd (with Trijntje Oosterhuis)
31 All Around the World
32 Time
33 Endless Love (with Shania Twain)
34 Tender Heart
35 I Forgot
36 Cinderella
37 Climbing
38 What You Are
39 Deep River Woman (with Little Big Town)
40 I Still Believe