1980-1989 Today we feature music from and not in this order: Prince, Huey Lewis & The News, Blondie, Michael Jackson, Peter Wolf, Tina Turner, Men At Work, Donna Summer, Van Halen, Elton John, Toto and more . . .
This week we feature music from the Proclaimers, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Lulu, Paula Cole, Poison, Bon Jovi, Donna Summer, Fleetwood Mac, Joshua Kadison, Marcia Griffiths, Mariah Carey, Cher, Spin Doctors and more. . . .
Bad Girls is the seventh studio album by American singer and songwriter Donna Summer, released on April 25, 1979, on Casablanca Records. Originally issued as a double album, Bad Girls became the best-selling and most critically acclaimed album of Summer’s career. It was also her final studio album for Casablanca Records. In 2003, Universal Music re-issued Bad Girls as a digitally remastered and expanded deluxe edition.
Bad Girls reached atop the US Billboard 200, where it stayed for six weeks: for one week on June 16, 1979, and then for five consecutive weeks, from July 7 to August 4, 1979. Bad Girls also topped the Billboard R&B Albums chart for three weeks, from June 23 to July 7, 1979, and all cuts from the album topped the Disco Top 80 for seven weeks, from May 26 to July 7, 1979. It contained the US Billboard Hot 100 number-one hits “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls”, and the number-two hit “Dim All the Lights”. Summer also achieved further success when she became the first female artist to have two songs in the top three of the Billboard Hot 100, when on the week of June 30, 1979, “Hot Stuff” fell to number two and “Bad Girls” rose to number three.
Bad Girls was universally acclaimed and was certified platinum—now double platinum—by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) within just a week of its release. At the 1980 Grammy Awards, Bad Girls was nominated for Album of the Year and “Hot Stuff” won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Additionally, “Bad Girls” was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and “Dim All the Lights” was nominated for Best Disco Recording.
Bad Girls is widely considered one of the greatest disco albums. It was ranked by Rolling Stone’s list of the Women Who Rock: The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time at number 23, where the magazine wrote, “The late great Queen of Disco pulls out all the stops for an album that sums up Seventies radio, from ladies-choice smooch jams to filthy funk.” In a BBC Music review of the album, Daryl Easla wrote, “Bad Girls is a fantastic reminder of when [Summer] was the Britney, Christina, Mary J and Missy of her day all rolled into one.”
1. “Hot Stuff” 5:14
2. “Bad Girls” 4:55
3. “Love Will Always Find You” 3:59
4. “Walk Away” 4:27
5. “Dim All the Lights” Summer 4:40
6. “Journey to the Center of Your Heart” 4:36
7. “One Night in a Lifetime” 4:12
8. “Can’t Get to Sleep At Night” 4:45
9. “On My Honor” 3:34
10. “There Will Always Be a You” Summer 5:07
11. “All Through the Night” 6:01
12. “My Baby Understands” 4:03
13. “Our Love” 4:51
14. “Lucky” 4:37
15. “Sunset People” 6:27
16. “Bad Girls” (demo version) 4:00
1. “I Feel Love” 8:12
2. “Last Dance” (from the soundtrack Thank God It’s Friday) 8:11
3. “MacArthur Park Suite” (“MacArthur Park”/”One of a Kind”/”Heaven Knows”/”MacArthur Park (Reprise)”)
4. “Hot Stuff” 6:47
5. “Bad Girls” 4:57
6. “Walk Away” 7:16
7. “Dim All the Lights” Summer 7:14
8. “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” (duet with Barbra Streisand) 11:44
9. “On the Radio” (long version; from the original soundtrack Foxes) 7:35
Donna Summer – lead and background vocals, composition, production
Giorgio Moroder – bass guitar, synthesizer, guitar, composition, production
Pete Bellotte – bass guitar, composition, production
Harold Faltermeyer – bass guitar, composition, drums, keyboards, synclavier
Bruce Sudano – synthesizer, composition
Joe Esposito – background vocals, composition
Keith Forsey – background vocals, drums, percussion, composition
Jeff Baxter – guitar (solo on “Hot Stuff”)
Bob Conti – percussion, composition
Edward “Eddie” Hokenson – composition
Pamela Quinlan – background vocals
Jai Winding – piano
Jay Graydon, Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
Al Perkins – steel guitar
Sid Sharp – strings
Scott Edwards, Bob Glaub – bass guitar
Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Steve Madaio – trumpet
Gary Herbig – saxophone
Dick Hyde, Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone
Stephanie Straill, Julia, Maxine Willard – backing vocals
When we get together this evening for “Great Soul Performances” we are going to pay tribute to the co-founder of Kool & the Gang, Ronald Bell who passed away on Wednesday September 9th. You’ll hear all the big hits by Jersey City, New Jersey’s own. We’ll also be playing songs by: The Manhattans, Dionne Warwick, the Coasters, the Sylvers, Aretha Franklin, David Ruffin, LaBelle, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Artistics, Big Joe Turner and more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.
On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” immediately following, you’ll hear: Donna Summer, Marvin Gaye, the Jacksons, Steve Winwood, the Blues Brothers, Teri DeSario & KC, the Dells, the Mary Jane Girls, the O’Jays, Rick James, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Whitney Houston and others. It starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. Encore time as usual, is tomorrow Sunday at 7PM eastern Time. Don’t forget to join me later this evening for our tribute to Ronald Bell and Kool & the Gang on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” all for you on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
It’s the Labor Day Weekend, so on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all of our music will reflect “Work,” Working,” “Jobs” (or the lack thereof) by artists such as: Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, William Powell & the O’Jays, Donna Summer, the Heartbeats, the Impressions, Ike & Tina Turner, the Silhouettes, Jackie Wilson, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Mary J. Blige, Chuck Jackson, James Brown & Marva Whitney, the Sensational Nightingales, Arthur Prysock, Sam Cooke (live in concert) and more.
Our “Job” begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Following at 9PM CT, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where we’ll continue with “Work” songs from the likes of: Gary U.S. Bonds, Dolly Parton, the Highway QC’s, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Prince & the Revolution, Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, the Bangles, Aaron Neville, Bruce Springsteen, Donna Summer, Huey Lewis & the News, Ella Fitzgerald, the Jacksons (live in concert) and several others.
Tomorrow Sunday, our encore airings start at 7PM eastern time. So join me for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later this evening when we’ll get busy and go to “Work” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and please, please stay safe and healthy. Everybody, do the right things.
Joe Porcaro passed away July 6, 2020 at 90.
The following is a list of artists and groups he has appeared. We feature tracks from Glen Campbell, Donna Summer, Toto and Richard Marx during our 60 minute salute,
This evening on “Great Soul Performances” in the second hour, I’ll pay tribute to my WCBS-FM co-worker, New York’s “Morning Mayor” the late Harry Harrison. Via air checks, we’ll remember Harry and the way great radio was from one of the very best.
You’ll also hear: The Fifth Dimension, New Birth, the Impressions, the Coasters, Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross, the Mighty Marvellows, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Clarence Carter, Bette Midler, Tyrone Davis, the Avalons, the Wanderers and others. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.
Then “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way where I’ll present: The S.O.S. Band, Donna Summer, George Clinton, Lionel Richie, MFSB, Kim Carnes, Sheila E. & Prince, Barry White, Melba Moore, the Mary Jane Girls and more. It kicks off at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. Encore time as always, tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern time. I hope you’ll join me later this evening at the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com and “May You Always” remember Harry Harrison.
LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name based on her married name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter and actress. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s and became known as the “Queen of Disco”, while her music gained a global following.
While influenced by the counterculture of the 1960s, Summer became the lead singer of a psychedelic rock band named Crow and moved to New York City. Joining a touring version of the musical Hair, she left New York and spent several years living, acting and singing in Europe, where she met music producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte in Munich, where they recorded influential disco hits such as “Love to Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love”, marking her breakthrough into an international career. Summer returned to the United States in 1975, and other hits such as “Last Dance”, “MacArthur Park”, “Heaven Knows”, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girls”, “Dim All the Lights”, “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” (duet with Barbra Streisand) and “On the Radio” followed.
Summer earned a total of 42 hit singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 in her lifetime, with 14 of those reaching the top-ten. She claimed a top 40 hit every year between 1975 and 1984, and from her first top-ten hit in 1976, to the end of 1982, she had 12 top-ten hits (10 were top-five hits), more than any other act during that time period. She returned to the Hot 100’s top-five in 1983, and claimed her final top-ten hit in 1989 with “This Time I Know It’s for Real”. She was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the US within a 12-month period. She also charted two number-one singles on the R&B Singles chart in the US and a number-one single in the United Kingdom. Her most recent Hot 100 hit came in 1999 with “I Will Go with You (Con Te Partiro)”. While her fortunes on the Hot 100 waned through those decades, Summer remained a force on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart over her entire career.
Summer died on May 17, 2012, from lung cancer, at her home in Naples, Florida. She reportedly sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She won five Grammy Awards. In her obituary in The Times, she was described as the “undisputed queen of the Seventies disco boom” who reached the status of “one of the world’s leading female singers.” Giorgio Moroder described Summer’s work with them on the song “I Feel Love” as “really the start of electronic dance” music. In 2013, Summer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In December 2016, Billboard ranked her at No. 6 on its list of the Greatest of All Time Top Dance Club Artists.
This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, KC & The Sunshine Band, Bad Company, Aerosmith, Henry Gross, Doobie Brothers, Thelma Houston, Grass Roots and more. . .
This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from: Van Halen, Robbie Nevil, Billy Ocean, Models, Toto, Bon Jovi, Ronnie Milsap, U2, INXS, Contours, Jimmy Buffett, Kool & The Gang, Double Image, Donna Summer and more . . .
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 . . .