Tag: Dr. Hook

Thursday 7/7/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Dr. Hook -Sometimes You Win (1979)

Sometimes You Win is the eighth studio album by Dr. Hook. Released October 5, 1979. The album contains three of the band’s most commercially successful singles: “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” (also included on their previous album Pleasure and Pain), “Better Love Next Time” and “Sexy Eyes.”

“Better Love Next Time” 2:59
“In Over My Head” 3:40
“Sexy Eyes” 3:30
“Oh! Jesse” 2:54
“Years From Now” 3:14
“I Don’t Feel Much Like Smilin'” 2:41
“When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” 3:00
“What Do You Want?” 3:08
“Love Monster” 3:10
“Mountain Mary” 2:37
“Help Me Mama” 4:02
“When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” 12″ 4:34

Ray Sawyer – Guitar, Vocals
Dennis Locorriere – Guitar, Vocals
Billy Francis – Keyboards, Vocals
John Wolters – Drums, Vocals
Rik Elswit – Guitar, Vocals
Jance Garfat – Bass
Bob “Willard” Henke – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Barry Beckett, Billy Puett, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Jon Goin, Larry Byrom, Mickey Buckins, Randy McCormick, Rod Smarr, Roger Hawkins, Shane Keister
Diane Tidwell, Lisa Silver, Sheri Kramer, The Cherry Sisters – backing vocals
The Nashville Horns – horns
The Shelly Kurland Strings – strings

Wednesday 1/5/22 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 (by title) A to Z – Part 2

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We continue with letter A and move into B. We feature music from: Oak Ridge Boys, Iggy Pop, Jim Steinman, Kinks, Sugarhill Gang, Mitch Ryder, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Joe Jackson, Devo, Kenny Rogers, AC/DC, Smokey Robinson, Spider, April Wine and many more. . .

8pm to 12am ET

Tuesday 1/4/2022 8pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1981 (by title) A to Z – Part 1

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1981 A2Z.

We start a new series starting characters and numbers and get into letter A. We feature music from: Outlaws, Ronnie Milsap, Dr. Hook, Thelma Houston, Cliff Richard, Harry Chapin, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Knack, Billy Joel, Andy Gibb & Victoria Principal, Billy Ocean and more…..

8pm to 12am ET

Thursday 12/30/21 6pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1980 A to Z – Part 25

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.

We complete our review of the RadioMaxMusic Library of 1980 music. This installment features music from Electric Light Orchestra, Pat Benatar, Dr. Hook, Billy Joel, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Tommy James, Eddy Raven, Lou Rawls, Diana Ross, Ambrosia, Bonnie Raitt and many more. We start our travel into the next segment 1981 next Tuesday.

6pm – 9:30pm ET

Wednesday 7/14/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Dr. Hook – Belly Up! (1973)

On the first listen I realized that this is what making music is all about. On Belly Up! Dr. Hook invites you into the house and plays music just because it’s fun. There’s no super-slick production, no formula songwriting, no celebrity sit-ins. In fact, there doesn’t seem to be any thought of trying to have a hit at all. This record sounds like it was made for fun, and it sounds like they had a lot of fun making it. I’m sure they were all starving and dying for a pay check at the time. But the effect of this album is to make me smile, and dance, and laugh, and feel sad. It’s very genuine. Sure, the vocals are technically awful. So what? These guys had personality and character. The songs are about real life situations and emotions. Things that I’ve felt and thought and seen and been through myself. And it’s just fun!
This was Dr. Hook’s third record. I checked out more of their stuff and find that I like the first four albums and after that they progressively get a bit more slick and hit-oriented. That’s okay, but this here is what making music is really about- good times with good friends.
Oh, I’ll tell you my wife used to hate Dr. Hook, too, until she realized how bouncy I get when I play this stuff. Now she doesn’t mind so much.

I only gave it four stars because I’m a musician and, really, this was a technically dreadful band. However, I couldn’t give it less than that because very few bands have the ability to capture life in the grooves the way Dr. Hook did. (Eric / Amazon)

Release January 1973

1 Acapulco Goldie 2:22
2 Penicillin Penny 2:52
3 Life Ain’t Easy 3:03
4 When Lilly Was Queen 2:25
5 Monterey Jack 1:14
6 You Ain’t Got The Right 3:51
7 Put a Little Bit On Me 3:10
8 The Ballad Of… 3:33
9 Roland the Roadie and Gertrude the Groupie 3:01
10 Come On In 1:45
11 The Wonderful Soup Stone 3:43

Monday 6/14/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s

The best music from 1970 – 1979 featuring tunes from: Raspberries, Elton John, Cheap Trick, Dave Mason, Van Halen, Billy Joel, Jackson 5, Jefferson Airplane, Kinks, Joe Hinton and more . . .

In Memoriam: Ray Sawyer (1937 – 2018)

Ray Sawyer (February 1, 1937 – December 31, 2018) was an American singer and vocalist with the 1970s rock band, Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. Though primarily a backing vocalist and occasional percussionist on congas or maracas, he sang lead on their hit song “The Cover of Rolling Stone” and was a recognisable presence in the band owing to the eyepatch and cowboy hat he wore. He was also the uncle of the vocalist of Wild Fire, Zack Sawyer.

Sawyer lost his right eye in a 1967 automobile accident. He said the following about his life around the time of his accident: “I must have played all the clubs from Houston to Charleston until I decided I was going insane from too much beans and music, and I gave it up. I saw a John Wayne movie and proceeded to Portland, Oregon, to be a logger complete with plaid shirt, caulk boots, and pike pole. On the way my car slipped on the road and the accident left me with the eye patch I now wear. When I recovered I ran straight back to the beans and music and vowed, ‘here I’ll stay’.” Dr. Hook had many hit singles such as “Sylvia’s Mother”, “The Cover of Rolling Stone”, “A Little Bit More”, “Only Sixteen”, “Walk Right In”, “Sharing the Night Together”, “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman”, “Better Love Next Time”, “Sexy Eyes”, “Girl Can Get It”, and “Baby Makes Her Bluejeans Talk”.

From 1988 to October 2015, Sawyer toured the nostalgia circuit as “Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer,” under license from bandmate Dennis Locorriere, who tours separately and owns the Dr. Hook trademark. Sawyer retired in 2015 and died after a short illness, aged 81.

Feature Artist: Dr. Hook (Singles) 8pm ET

dr.hookDr. Hook & the Medicine Show, shortened in 1975 to Dr. Hook, was an American rock band, formed around Union City, New Jersey. They enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles including “Sylvia’s Mother”, “The Cover of Rolling Stone”, “Sharing the Night Together”, “A Little Bit More” and “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman”. In addition to their own material, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show performed songs written by the poet Shel Silverstein.

The band had eight years of regular chart hits, in both the U.S. and the UK, and greatest success with their later gentler material, as Dr. Hook. – Wikipedia