Tag: Eric Clapton

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

Friday 12/31/21 3pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 4

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with land complete letter D with music from: BW Stevenson, Diana Ross, Aerosmith, America, Who, Shocking Blue, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Queen, Peter Frampton, Paul Kelly, James Brown, Electric Light Orchestra, Miracles and many more.

3pm to 6pm ET

Thursday 12/30/21 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 3

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with letter C and start D with music from: Spinners, Byrds, Buckingham Nicks, Led Zeppelin, America, King Harvest, Chicago, Joe Walsh, Doobie Brothers, Elton John, War, Helen Reddy, Who, Jimmy Buffett, Anne Murray, Archie Bell and The Drells and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 12/29/21 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 2

This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with letter B and start C with music from: Elton John, Carole King, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Judge Dread, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Dave Edmunds, Faces, Who, Rolling Stones, Millie Jackson, Jim Croce, Blue Oyster Cult and many more.

2pm to 6pm ET

Monday 11/29/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Eric Clapton – Journeyman (1989)

Journeyman is the eleventh solo studio album by Eric Clapton, released November 7, 1989. Heralded as a return to form for Clapton, who had struggled with alcohol addiction and recently found sobriety, the album has a 1980s electronic sound, but it also includes blues songs like “Before You Accuse Me”, “Running on Faith”, and “Hard Times.” “Bad Love” was released as a single, reaching the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart in the United States, and being awarded a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1990. “Pretending” had also reached the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart the previous year, remaining at the top for five weeks (“Bad Love” had only stayed for three weeks).

The album reached number 2 on the UK Albums Chart and 16 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and it went on to become double platinum in the US. Clapton has said Journeyman is one of his favorite albums.

“Pretending” – 4:48
“Anything for Your Love” – 4:16

“Bad Love” – 5:11
“Running on Faith” – 5:27
“Hard Times” – 3:00
“Hound Dog” – 2:26
“No Alibis” – 5:32
“Run So Far”– 4:06
“Old Love” – 6:25
“Breaking Point”– 5:37
“Lead Me On” – 5:52
“Before You Accuse Me”– 3:55

Eric Clapton – guitar, lead vocals
Jerry Lynn Williams – guitar (1), backing and harmony vocals (1)
Robert Cray – guitar (2, 6, 9, 12), guitar solo (9, 12)
Phil Palmer – guitar (3)
John Tropea – rhythm guitar (5)
George Harrison – guitar (8), harmony vocals (8)
Cecil Womack – acoustic guitar (11), backing vocals (11)
Nathan East – bass guitar (1, 2, 4-7, 9-12), backing vocals (1, 4, 7)
Pino Palladino – bass guitar (3)
Darryl Jones – bass guitar (8)
Jeff Bova – synth horns (1), synth organ (1), synthesizer programming (2, 10), drum programming (10), sequenced bass (10), sequenced organ (10)

Alan Clark – synth horns (1), Hammond organ (1, 4), sequenced bass (1), keyboards (3), synthesizers (8), synth strings (9)
Greg Phillinganes – acoustic piano (1, 4, 5), keyboards (2, 7, 10), backing vocals (4, 7), synthesizers (8)
Richard Tee – acoustic piano (2, 6, 7, 9, 12), Fender Rhodes (11)
Robbie Kondor – keyboards (2), vocoder (2), bass harmonica (2), drum programming (2), synthesizers (6, 12), synthesizer programming (7, 8), synth piano (9)
Rob Mounsey – synthesizers (8)
Robbie Kilgore – synthesizers (11)
Jimmy Bralower – drum programming (1, 7, 8)
Jim Keltner – drums (2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12), percussion (6), programming (8, 10) tambourine (9)
Phil Collins – drums (3), backing and harmony vocals (3)
Steve Ferrone – drums (4, 5, 11), hi-hat (10)
Carol Steele – congas (1), tambourine (4), percussion (7, 10, 11)
Gary Burton – vibraphone (9)
Arif Mardin – horn arrangements (5), string arrangements (11)

Hank Crawford – alto saxophone (5)
Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone (5)
David “Fathead” Newman – tenor saxophone (5)
David Sanborn – alto saxophone (10)
Jon Faddis – trumpet (5)
Lew Soloff – trumpet (5)
Chaka Khan – backing vocals (1, 7)
Tessa Niles – backing vocals (3)
Katie Kissoon – backing vocals (3)
Lani Groves – backing vocals (4, 7)
Rev. Timothy Wright Washington Temple Concert Choir – choir (4)
Roger Forrester and Friends – dog barking (6)
Daryl Hall – harmony vocals (7)
Tawatha Agee – backing vocals (10)
Vaneese Thomas – backing vocals (10)
Linda Womack – backing vocals (11)

Friday 9/3/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Various Artists – Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Released October 22, 1991. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, “Two Rooms at the End of the World”, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.

  1. “Border Song” Eric Clapton 4:21
  2. “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” Kate Bush 4:57
  3. “Come Down in Time” Sting 3:38
  4. “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” The Who 4:32
  5. “Crocodile Rock” The Beach Boys 4:21
  6. “Daniel” Wilson Phillips 4:03
  7. “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” Joe Cocker 3:57
  8. “Levon” Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
  9. “The Bitch is Back” Tina Turner 3:38
  10. “Philadelphia Freedom” Hall & Oates 5:12
  11. “Your Song” Rod Stewart 4:49
  12. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” Oleta Adams 6:02
  13. “Madman Across the Water” Bruce Hornsby 6:10
  14. “Sacrifice” Sinéad O’Connor 5:12
  15. “Burn Down the Mission” Phil Collins 6:11
  16. “Tonight” George Michael 7:23

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 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Eric Clapton Top 30 Hits

The singles of Eric Clapton consists of 24 early career singles that Clapton recorded with various bands and artists including The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Blues Breakers, Cream, John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band as well as Derek and the Dominos. As a solo artist, Clapton released 91 singles and various promotional formats from 1970 to date. His commercially most successful singles are “Lay Down Sally”, “Wonderful Tonight”, “Change the World”, “Tears in Heaven” and the cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff”, released in 1974, that actually outplayed the original release, becoming a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit.

1I Shot the Sheriff
2Tears in Heaven
3Change the World
4Layla (Acoustic)
5It’s Probably Me (with Sting)
6Wonderful Tonight
7Runaway Train (with Elton John)
8My Father’s Eyes
9Lay Down Sally
10Promises
11Forever Man
12Pretending
13After Midnight
14Bad Love
15Tearing Us Apart
16I’ve Got a Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart
17I Can’t Stand It
18Motherless Child
19Tulsa Time (Live)
20It’s in the Way That You Use It
21Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
22Blue Eyes Blue
23Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
24Willie and the Hand Jive
25Hello Old Friend
26Run So Far
27Circus
28Riding with the King
29No Alibis
30Born in Time

Wednesday 3/31/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Eric Clapton – August (1986)

August is the tenth solo studio album by Eric Clapton, released November 26, 1986 by Duck Records/Warner Bros. Records. Described as a “hard R&B” album, it was primarily produced by Phil Collins, in association with longtime Clapton associate Tom Dowd.

“It’s in the Way That You Use It” – 4:11
“Run” – 3:39
“Tearing Us Apart” (with Tina Turner) – 4:15
“Bad Influence” – 5:09
“Walk Away” – 3:52
“Hung Up on Your Love” – 3:53
“Take a Chance” – 4:54
“Hold On” – 4:56
“Miss You” – 5:06
“Holy Mother” – 4:55
“Behind the Mask” – 4:47
“Grand Illusion” – 6:23

Eric Clapton – guitars, lead vocals
Gary Brooker – keyboards (1), backing vocals (1)
Richard Cottle – synthesizers (1)
Greg Phillinganes – keyboards (2-12), backing vocals (2-12)
Richard Feldman – additional keyboards (5)
Larry Williams – synthesizer programming
Laurence Cottle – bass guitar (1)
Nathan East – bass guitar (2-12)
Henry Spinetti – drums (1)
Phil Collins – drums (2-12), percussion (2-12), backing vocals (2-12)
Michael Brecker – saxophone (2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Dave Bargeron – trombone (2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Randy Brecker – trumpet (2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Jon Faddis – trumpet (2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Leon Pendarvis – horn arrangements (2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Tina Turner – lead vocals (3), backing vocals (8)
Katie Kissoon – backing vocals (7, 10, 11)
Magic Moreno – backing vocals (7)
Tessa Niles – backing vocals (7, 10, 11)

Monday 1/25/2021 10pm ET: Feature LP: Eric Clapton – Slowhand (1977)

Slowhand is the fifth full-length studio album by Eric Clapton. Released on November 25, 1977 by RSO Records, and titled after Clapton’s nickname, it is one of his most commercially and critically successful studio albums. Slowhand produced the two hit singles “Lay Down Sally” and “Wonderful Tonight”, reached various international music charts and was honoured with numerous awards and recording certifications. In 2012, a deluxe edition was released to celebrate the album’s 35th anniversary.

In November 2012, a remastered two-compact-disc 35th anniversary deluxe edition of Slowhand was released. The first disc consists of the remastered album, with additional bonus tracks and studio jam sessions. The second disc features a previously unreleased live concert, recorded in April 1977 at the Hammersmith Odeon; although the concert is of the same era as the Slowhand sessions, it was performed prior to the album’s recording and release, and so does not include any of the album’s tracks.

1. “Cocaine” 3:38
2. “Wonderful Tonight” 3:44
3. “Lay Down Sally” 3:56
4. “Next Time You See Her” 4:01
5. “We’re All the Way” 2:32
6. “The Core” 8:45
7. “May You Never” 3:01
8. “Mean Old Frisco” 4:42
9. “Peaches and Diesel” 4:46
10. “Looking at the Rain” 3:41
11. “Alberta” Traditional 2:43
12. “Greyhound Bus” 2:58
13. “Stars, Strays and Ashtrays” 4:38

1. “Tell the Truth” 9:00
2. “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” 5:17
3. “Steady Rollin’ Man” 6:54
4. “Can’t Find My Way Home” 6:05
5. “Further on Up the Road” 6:33
6. “Stormy Monday” 12:39
7. “Badge” 8:01
8. “I Shot the Sheriff” 14:02
9. “Layla” 6:11

Eric Clapton – lead vocals, guitar
George Terry – guitar
Dick Sims – keyboards
Carl Radle – bass guitar
Jamie Oldaker – drums, percussion
Mel Collins – saxophone
Yvonne Elliman – harmony and backing vocals
Marcy Levy – harmony and backing vocals, duet on “The Core”

Monday 9/28/2020 2am ET: Feature LP: Eric Clapton – Pilgram

Pilgrim is the thirteenth solo studio album by the British rock musician Eric Clapton, released on March 10, 1998 for Reprise Records. The album features all-new studio-recorded material, the first to do so since Clapton’s 1989 hit album Journeyman and was nominated for several music awards. Although most of the critics responded negatively to the 1998 studio effort, it was one of Clapton’s most commercially successful albums, reaching the Top 10 in twenty-two countries.

1. “My Father’s Eyes” 5:24
2. “River of Tears” 7:22
3. “Pilgrim” 5:50
4. “Broken Hearted” 7:52
5. “One Chance” 5:55
6. “Circus” 4:11
7. “Going Down Slow” 5:19
8. “Fall Like Rain” 3:50
9. “Born in Time” 4:41
10. “Sick and Tired” 5:43
11. “Needs His Woman” 3:45
12. “She’s Gone” 4:45
13. “You Were There” 5:31
14. “Inside of Me” 5:25

Eric Clapton – guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals (8)
Andy Fairweather Low – guitar (1)
Simon Climie – keyboards (1, 2, 5-10, 12, 14), synthesizer bass (2), backing vocals (2, 3, 13), drum programming (3, 4, 10, 13), keyboard programming (4)
Joe Sample – acoustic piano (1, 13)
Chris Stainton – Hammond organ (1, 13)
Paul Carrack – Hammond organ (3, 5, 7, 10, 12), Wurlitzer electric piano (7)
Greg Phillinganes – keyboards (4, 11)
Nathan East – bass guitar (1, 4, 6, 8, 11)
Luís Jardim – bass guitar (2), percussion (2, 9)
Pino Palladino – bass guitar (5, 7, 9, 12)
Dave Bronze – bass guitar (13)
Paul Waller – drum programming (1, 2, 4-9, 11, 12, 14)
Steve Gadd – drums (1, 4, 12, 13)
Paul Brady – tin whistle (4), backing vocals (4)
Nick Ingman – string arrangements (2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14)
The London Session Orchestra – strings (2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14)
Chyna Whyne – backing vocals (1-6, 12, 13, 14)
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – backing vocals (9)
Tony Rich – backing vocals (11)
Ruth Kelly-Clapton – spoken verse (14)

Producers – Eric Clapton and Simon Climie
Engineer – Alan Douglas
Assistant Engineer – Adam Brown
Mixing – Mick Guzauski (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 & 11); Alan Douglas (Tracks 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13 & 14)
ProTools Computer – Simon Climie, assisted by Mike Higham.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME).
Guitar Technician – Lee Dickson
Album Sleeve Concept – Eric Clapton
Design – Wherefore Art?
Illustration – Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

 

Wednesday 9pm ET: Feature Artist – Paul Carrack


Paul Melvyn Carrack (born April 22, 1951) is an English singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded as both a solo artist and as a member of several popular bands. The BBC dubbed Carrack “The Man with the Golden Voice”, while Record Collector remarked: “If vocal talent equalled financial success, Paul Carrack would be a bigger name than legends such as Phil Collins or Elton John.”

Carrack rose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the frontman and principal songwriter of Ace, and gained further recognition for his work as a solo artist and for his tenures as a member of Roxy Music, Squeeze and Roger Waters’ backing band, The Bleeding Heart Band, intermittently handling lead vocals on Squeeze and Waters recordings. From the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, he enjoyed considerable success as the co-lead singer (with Paul Young) and a songwriter for Mike + The Mechanics; following Young’s death in 2000, Carrack served as the band’s sole lead vocalist until his departure in 2004. He maintains an active solo career to the present day.

Carrack sang some of his affiliated bands’ best-known hits, including Ace’s “How Long”; Squeeze’s “Tempted”; and Mike + The Mechanics’ “Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)”, “The Living Years” and “Over My Shoulder”. He also performed lead vocals on tracks from the Roger Waters albums Radio K.A.O.S. and The Wall – Live in Berlin, and achieved a major solo hit with “Don’t Shed a Tear”. Carrack’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald and Jools Holland, and he has served as a session and/or touring musician for Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, The Pretenders, The Smiths and Madness.

Thursday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born March 30, 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and fourth in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”. He was also named number five in Time magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009.

In the mid-1960s Clapton left the Yardbirds to play with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed the power trio Cream with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and “arty, blues-based psychedelic pop”. After Cream broke up, he formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. Clapton’s solo career began in the 1970s, where his work bore the influence of the mellow style of J. J. Cale and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” helped reggae reach a mass market. Two of his most popular recordings were “Layla”, recorded with Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads”, recorded with Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton’s grief was expressed in the song “Tears in Heaven”, which appeared on his Unplugged album.

Clapton has been the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004 he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music. He has received four Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In his solo career, Clapton has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.

Monday 12am ET: Feature LP: Eric Clapton – Complete Clapton (2007)

Complete Clapton is a greatest hits collection by British rock musician Eric Clapton, released on October 9, 2007 to accompany Clapton’s official autobiography.

1. “I Feel Free” (Cream) 1966 2:52
2. “Sunshine of Your Love” (Cream) 1967 4:09
3. “White Room” (Cream) 1968 4:56
4. “Crossroads” (Live) (Cream) 4:06
5. “Badge” (Cream) 1969 2:40
6. “Presence of the Lord” (Blind Faith) 1969 4:46
7. “After Midnight” 1970 3:06
8. “Let It Rain” 5:03
9. “Bell Bottom Blues” (Derek & the Dominos) 1970 5:00
10. “Layla” (Derek & the Dominos) 7:07
11. “Let It Grow” 1974 4:54
12. “I Shot the Sheriff” 4:20
13. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” 1975 4:22
14. “Hello Old Friend” 1976 3:32
15. “Cocaine” Cale 1977 3:32
16. “Lay Down Sally” 3:47
17. “Wonderful Tonight” 3:38
18. “Promises” 1978 2:57
19. “I Can’t Stand It” 1981 4:07

1. “I’ve Got a Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart” 1983 3:12
2. “She’s Waiting” 1985 4:54
3. “Forever Man” 3:11
4. “It’s in the Way That You Use It” 1986 4:10
5. “Miss You” 5:05
6. “Pretending” 1989 4:42
7. “Bad Love” 5:08
8. “Tears in Heaven” 1992 4:31
9. “Layla” (Acoustic version) 1992 4:38
10. “Running on Faith” (Acoustic version) 6:10
11. “Motherless Child” 1994 2:56
12. “Change the World” 1996 3:54
13. “My Father’s Eyes” 1998 5:22
14. “Riding with the King” (B.B. King and Eric Clapton) 2000 4:23
15. “Sweet Home Chicago” 2004 5:15
16. “If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day” 2004 3:26
17. “Ride the River” (J.J. Cale and Eric Clapton) 2006 4:35

1. “Old Love” 6:21
2. “Blues Before Sunrise” 2:58
3. “Milkcow’s Calf Blues” 3:19
4. “Ramblin’ On My Mind” 2:42