Tag: Ella Fitzgerald

Sunday 3/28/21 1:15am ET: Feature LP: Quincy Jones – Back On The Block (1989)

Back on the Block is a 1989 studio album, released November 8, produced by Quincy Jones. The album features legendary musicians and singers from across three generations, including Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Take 6, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Ray Charles and a 12-year-old Tevin Campbell.

1 “Prologue (2Q’s Rap)” 1:04
2 “Back on the Block” 6:34
3 “I Don’t Go for That” 5:11
4 “I’ll Be Good to You” 4:54
5 “The Verb To Be (Introduction to Wee B. Dooinit)” 0:29
6 “Wee B. Dooinit (Acapella Party by the Human Bean Band)” 3:34
7 “The Places You Find Love” 6:25
8 “Jazz Corner of the World (Introduction to “Birdland”)” 2:54
9 “Birdland” 5:33
10 “Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)” 5:05
11 “One Man Woman” 3:44
12 “Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)” 4:46
13 “Prelude to the Garden” 0:54
14 “The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)” 6:41

Quincy Jones – lead vocals (track 1), choir conductor (7), handclaps (2, 6, 9), drums (6), drum machine (2), M1 pads (10)
Gerald Albright – alto saxophone solo (tracks 10, 12)
Nadirah Ali – background vocals (track 3)
Maxi Anderson – background vocals (track 7)
George Benson – guitar solo (tracks 8–10)
Peggi Blu – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Michael Boddicker – drum machine (track 2), M1 pads (10), synth pads (10), synth programming (4, 7, 9)
McKinley Brown – background vocals (track 12)
Ollie E. Brown – percussion (track 12)
Jorge Calandrelli – synth strings (track 13)
Tevin Campbell – lead vocals (tracks 2, 12)
Ray Charles – lead vocals (track 4)
Paulinho da Costa – percussion (track 10, sampled on 7)
Andraé Crouch – vocal arranger, choir conductor, background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Sandra Crouch – choir conductor (track 2), background vocals (2, 7)
Miles Davis – trumpet solo (tracks 8–9)
El DeBarge – lead and background vocals (track 14)
George Duke – keyboard solo (track 11), Fender Rhodes solo (10)
Chad Durio – backing vocals (track 12)
Sheila E. – timbales solo (track 11)
Nathan East – bass guitar (track 9)
Geary Lanier Faggett – background vocals (track 7)
Vonciele Faggett – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Ella Fitzgerald – lead vocals (tracks 6, 8–9)
Kenneth Ford – background vocals (track 12)
Jania Foxworth – background vocals (track 12)
Siedah Garrett – lead vocals (tracks 3, 6–7, 11), background vocals (tracks 3, 11, 14, sampled on 7, additional on 4), choir director (12)
Tammi Gibson – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet solo (tracks 8–9)
James Gilstrap – background vocals (track 4)
J. C. Gomez – African percussion (track 2)
Jackie Gouche – background vocals (track 7)
Gary Grant – trumpet (track 9)
Reginale Green – background vocals (track 12)
Herbie Hancock – keyboard solo (tracks 3, 7, 10), synth pads (10)
Alex Harris – background vocals (track 12)
Howard Hewett – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Jerry Hey – trumpet (track 9), additional keyboards (7)
Jennifer Holliday – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Pattie Howard – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Ice-T – rap (track 2)
James Ingram – lead vocals (track 14), additional background vocals (4), sampled background vocals (7)
Jesse Jackson – narrator (track 2)
Paul Jackson Jr. – sampled guitar (track 7)
Al Jarreau – vocals (track 6)
George Johnson – guitar (track 4), sampled background vocals (4)
Louis Johnson – Moog synth bass (tracks 2, 4), bass guitar (2, 4, sampled on 7), sampled background vocals (4)
Tiffany Johnson – background vocals (track 12)
Jean Johnson-McRath – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Big Daddy Kane – rap (vocals) (tracks 2, 8)
Randy Kerber – keyboards (track 12), sampled keyboards (7), sampled synthesizer (7)
Chaka Khan – lead vocals (tracks 4, 7)
Michael Landau – sampled guitar (track 7)
Rhett Lawrence – Fairlight bass and analog guitar synthesizer (track 7)
Edie Lehman – background vocals (tracks 6, 7)
Steve Lukather – guitar (tracks 12, 14)
Clif Magness – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Harvey Mason Sr. – drums (track 4)
Donovan McCrary – background vocals (track 12)
Howard McCrary – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Bobby McFerrin – vocals, additional percussion (track 6)
Melle Mel – rap (track 2)
Kool Moe Dee – rap (tracks 2, 8)
James Moody – alto saxophone solo (tracks 8–9)
Perry Morgan – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
David Paich – keyboards (tracks 4, 10, additional on 7)
Phil Perry – additional background vocals (track 4)
Tyren Perry – background vocals (track 12)
Greg Phillinganes – keyboards (tracks 2, 4, 10–11), Fender Rhodes (12, 14)
Steve Porcaro – synth programming (tracks 2, 4, 7, 10)
Ian Prince – keyboards (tracks 3–4, 9–11), vocoder (6), background vocals (3)
Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone (track 9)
John Robinson – drums (tracks 12, 14, sampled on 7)
Derrick Schofield – background vocals (track 7)
Caiphus Semenya – background vocals (track 2)
Shane Shoaf – background vocals (track 12)
Alfie Silas – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Neil Stubenhaus – synth bass (track 12), bass guitar (14)
Rose Stone – choir director (track 12), background vocals (2, 7)
Bill Summers – percussion (track 8, African on 2, additional on 7), hindewhu
Al B. Sure! – lead and background vocals (track 14)
Bruce Swedien – recording engineer (all tracks), mixing (all tracks), kick & snare drums (tracks 4, 14)
Take 6 – background vocals (tracks 1, 6, 10)
Rod Temperton – drum machine (tracks 1–2), handclaps (2, 6, 9)
Ian Underwood – handclaps (tracks 2, 6, 9), synth programming (3–4, 10)
Luther Vandross – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Sarah Vaughan – lead vocals (tracks 6, 8–10)
Mervyn Warren – background vocals (tracks 1, 6, 10), voices (5)
Dionne Warwick – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Barry White – lead vocals (track 14)
Larry Williams – saxophone (track 9), keyboards (9, 13–14, sampled on 7), sampled synthesizer (7), synth programming (3–4, 11, 13–14)
Syreeta Wright – sampled background vocals (track 4)
Charity Young – background vocals (track 12)
Michael C. Young – synth programming (track 9)
Joe Zawinul – synthesizer solo (tracks 2, 8), sampled synthesizer (9)

Saturday 9/5/2020 – Sunday 9/6/2020 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

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.

 

Saturday 7pm / Sunday 5pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

As we continue with our holiday week, I sincerely hope you’re enjoying Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. This evening on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we get ready for the new year and the new decade, with our annual “New Year’s Eve” shows.

We’ve got party tunes, New Year’s Eve tunes and some left over Christmas songs. On “G.S.P.” we’ll hear from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Ray Charles & Betty Carter, the Shells, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Luther Vandross & Darlene Love, the Manhattans. Toni Braxton, Take 6, Brian McKnight, John Legend and my former co-worker; New York’s Morning Mayor from WMCA, WABC, and WCBS-FM, Harry Harrison, and several others.

The party begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Then beginning at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, it’s “G.S.P. 2,” where the party music will be coming from: Prince & the Revolution, the Temptations, Rick James, Tina Turner, the Salsoul Orchestra, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Margo Sylvia & the Tune Weavers, the New Kids On The Block, Marvin Sease, Harry Connick, Jr. and more. I’ll be looking for you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” and don’t forget, encore performances happens tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern Time. It all happens on the best music station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Feature Year: 1996 – 6pm ET

This edition of Feature Year – 1996.
January 15 – Les Baxter, American musician and composer (b. 1922) Died
January 20 – Gerry Mulligan, American musician (b. 1927) Died
January 25 – Jonathan Larson, American composer and playwright (b. 1960) Died
February 9 – The element Copernicium is discovered.
February 16 – Brownie McGhee, American musician (b. 1915) Died
February 21 – Morton Gould, American musician and composer (b. 1913) Died
February 28 – Canadian singer Alanis Morissette wins the top honor, Album of the Year award, at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards. She is the youngest person to ever win this award, a record she held until 2010.
March 15 – Olga Rudge, American violinist (b. 1895) Died
March 31 – Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American musician (b. 1958) Died
April 4 – Larry LaPrise, American songwriter (b. 1912) Died
May 17 – Kevin Gilbert, American musician, composer, and record producer (b. 1966) Died
May 21 – Paul Delph, American musician and producer (b. 1957) Died
May 24 – Jacob Druckman, American composer (b. 1928) Died
May 25 – Brad Nowell, American musician (b. 1968) Died
June 13 – An 81-day standoff between the Montana Freemen and FBI agents ends with their surrender in Montana.
June 15 – Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (b. 1917) Died
June 23 – The Nintendo 64 video game system is released in Japan.
July 2 – Lyle and Erik Menendez are sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
July 12 – Jonathan Melvoin, American musician (b. 1961) Died
July 16 – John Panozzo, American drummer (b. 1948) Died
July 27 – The Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Summer Olympics kills 1 and injures 111.
July 29 – Jason Thirsk, American bass player (b. 1967) Died
August 6 – The American punk rock band The Ramones play their last show.
August 11 – The British rock band Oasis plays the biggest free-standing concert in UK history at Knebworth, Hertfordshire.
August 13 – David Tudor, American pianist and composer (b. 1926) Died
August 20 – Rio Reiser, German rock musician and singer (b. 1950) Died
August 23 – Osama bin Laden writes “The Declaration of Jihad on the Americans Occupying the Country of the Two Sacred Places,” a call for the removal of American military forces from Saudi Arabia.
September 9 – Bill Monroe, American “father of bluegrass” music (b. 1911) Died
September 13 – Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor also known as “2Pac” (b. 1971) Died
September 17 – Spiro Agnew, American politician, 39th Vice President of the United States (b. 1918) Died
November 5 – Eddie Harris, American Jazz musician (b. 1934) Died
November 30 – Tiny Tim, American musician (b. 1932) Died
December 10 – Faron Young, American singer (b. 1932) Died
December 20 – Steve Jobs’ company NeXT is bought by Apple Computer, the company co-founded by Jobs.