Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

It’s “Summ-Summ Summertime,” therefore on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all songs will be about “Summer,” featuring a varied and eclectic array of artists. I’m talking about the likes of: War, Frank Sinatra, the Ad-Libs, Nat “King” Cole, Sly & the Family Stone, Michael Buble, the Valentines, George Benson, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, the Chantels, Larry Chance & the Earls, John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, the Danleers, Charlie Parker, the Temptations, the Who; live in concert and so many, many others. Our “Summer” salute starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT. “Great Soul Performances” will be all about “Summer” later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

gsp400Last week I realized that I usually acknowledge summer with a show dedicated to summer songs, but I forgot. Therefore this evening on “Great Soul Performances” it’s gonna me “Summer Songs” with a sprinkling of songs about Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, as our USA Olympic team continues to dominate. We’ve got artists like: Sly & the Family Stone, Sam Cooke, the Chantels; with and without Richard Barrett, Donald Byrd & the Blackbyrds, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Jamies, Nat “King” Cole, Larry Chance & the Earls, Barry White, the Two Step Orchestra, Jimmy Ricks & the Ravens, George Benson; live in concert, and a medley I put together of “The Girl From Ipanema” featuring: Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Lou Rawls, my cousin Gloria Nazzaro, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dionne Warwick, Nat “King” Cole, Diana Krall, and Andy Williams. I think you are going to like this show. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Let’s go for the “Gold” this evening with “Summer Songs” on “Great Soul Performances,” at the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

gsppicMemorial Day is the day we acknowledge the supreme sacrifice made by men and woman in uniform in our armed forces, to keep our country free and safe from those who attempt to undermine the democracy and freedom we live under. God Bless their memory and their families. This Memorial Day evening, when many us; particularly on the east coast, have been driven indoors by tropical depression Bonnie, “Great Soul Performances” will endeavor to brighten things up by bringing you music by: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mandrill, the Whispers, Lou Rawls, Sly & the Family Stone, Bobby Marchan, Larry Chance, the Temptations, L.T.D., Frank Sinatra, Timothy Wilson, the Cadillacs, Jimi Hendrix with Buddy Miles (live in concert) and many many more. Our musical Bar-B-Que starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. 

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 2pm ET

SinatraIts Saturday with Sinatra. To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the old man’s birth – this Saturday on the Vinyl Resting Place we offer up the entire, original vinyl pressing of A Man and his Music – along with a real gem – a few tracks from his final performance (never officially released) It all begins Saturday – at our new time 2pm.

We’ll also be putting a few Sinatra collections up on the demand “extras” channel – a special Christmas gift for all

Feature LP: Bob Dylan – Shadows in the Night (2015) 9pm

Shadows in the Night is the thirty-sixth studio album by Bob Dylan, released by Columbia Records on February 3, 2015. For a Bob Dylan album, it is unusual in that none of the songs are original compositions. Instead, the album consists of covers of traditional pop standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, chosen by Dylan himself. On January 23, 2015, it was announced that 50,000 free copies would be given away to randomly selected AARP The Magazine readers.[3] Prior to the album’s release, Dylan recorded a cover of the tune “Full Moon and Empty Arms” and made it available for free streaming online on May 13, 2014.

1. “I’m a Fool to Want You” Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf, Joel Herron 4:51
2. “The Night We Called It a Day” Matt Dennis, Tom Adair 3:24
3. “Stay with Me” Jerome Moross, Carolyn Leigh 2:56
4. “Autumn Leaves” Joseph Kosma, Jacques Prévert (French), Johnny Mercer (English) 3:02
5. “Why Try to Change Me Now” Cy Coleman, Joseph McCarthy 3:38
6. “Some Enchanted Evening” Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers 3:28
7. “Full Moon and Empty Arms” Buddy Kaye, Ted Mossman, Sergei Rachmaninoff 3:26
8. “Where Are You?” Harold Adamson, Jimmy McHugh 3:37
9. “What’ll I Do” Irving Berlin 3:21
10. “That Lucky Old Sun” Haven Gillespie, Beasley Smith 3:39

Artist Countdown: Lou Rawls Top 30 Hits (Special Time) 8pm ET

Lou RawlsLouis Allen “Lou” Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He was known for his smooth vocal style: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had “the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game”. Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, and had numerous charting singles, most notably his song “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine”. He worked as a television, motion picture, and voice actor and was known for his frequently used expression, “Yeah, buddy!” Rawls was also a three-time Grammy-winner, all for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

In December 2005, it was announced that Rawls was being treated for cancer in both his lungs and brain. With his wife of three years by his side, Lou Rawls succumbed to his illness on January 6, 2006, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. – Wikipedia

1 You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
2 Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing
3 Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
4 Dead End Street
5 A Natural Man
6 Lady Love
7 Show Business
8 See You When I Git There
9 Groovy People 
10 You Can Bring Me All Your Heartaches
11 I Can’t Make It Alone
12 Let Me Be Good To You
13 Wind Beneath My Wings
14 Sit Down And Talk To Me
15 You’ve Made Me So Very Happy
16 I Wish You Belonged To Me
17 One Life To Live
18 The Shadow Of Your Smile
19 I Go Crazy
20 Bring It On Home
21 His Song Shall Be Sung
22 Will You Kiss Me One More Time
23 Ain’t That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)
24 All Time Lover
25 Down Here On The Ground
26 This Song Will Last Forever
27 There Will Be Love
28 You’re My Blessing
29 Trouble Down Here Below
30 Three O’Clock In The Morning

Feature LP: Elton John – Caribou (1974) 7pm ET

Elton_John_-_CaribouCaribou is the eighth album by the English singer-songwriter Elton John, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). It was John’s fourth chart-topping album in the United States and his third in the United Kingdom. The album contains the singles, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”, which reached number 16 in the UK Singles Chart and number 2 in the US, and “The Bitch Is Back“, which reached number 15 in the UK and number 4 in the US. Both these singles reached number 1 in Canada on the RPM 100 national Top Singles Chart (as did the album itself). The album was named for the Caribou Ranch recording studio, where part of the album was recorded. Elton and associates previously recorded three albums at Château d’Hérouville in France. In the US the album was certified gold in July 1974 and was certified platinum and 2x platinum in March 1993 by the RIAA.

In the liner notes to the 1995 CD re-release, John described the album as being quickly recorded in January 1974, with only about 9 days to get everything recorded, as he and the band “were under enormous pressure” to finish the album and then immediately embark on a Japanese tour. Producer Gus Dudgeon would later add additional backing vocals, horns and other overdubs after John and the band had finished their work.

In addition to the singles, John has over the years played several others songs from this album in concert, including “Grimsby”, “You’re So Static”, “Ticking” and “Dixie Lily”. The 1995 CD reissue contains four songs from the general period in and around the “Caribou” release, though only two of them, the b-sides “Sick City” and “Cold Highway”, were recorded during the album’s sessions. “Step Into Christmas” was recorded during a previous one-off single session, and “Pinball Wizard” was recorded at The Who’s Rampart Studios in England during the sessions for the “Tommy” movie score and soundtrack album.

All songs by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, except where noted.

“The Bitch Is Back” – 3:44
“Pinky” – 3:54
“Grimsby” – 3:47
“Dixie Lily” – 2:54
“Solar Prestige a Gammon” – 2:52
“You’re So Static” – 4:52

“I’ve Seen the Saucers” – 4:48
“Stinker” – 5:20
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – 5:36
“Ticking” – 7:33

Bonus tracks (1995 Mercury and 1996 Rocket reissue)
“Pinball Wizard” (Pete Townshend) – 5:09
“Sick City” – 5:23
“Cold Highway” – 3:25
Step into Christmas” – 4:32

When MCA Records re-issued this album, on cassette tape, in the 1980s, “You’re So Static” and “Stinker” were swapped in the album’s running order. You’re So Static also featured an early fade out.

At one point, the title of this album was to be “Ol’ Pink Eyes Is Back” a pun on Frank Sinatra’s “Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back”.
On the 1995 CD, “You’re So Static” is spelled incorrectly as “Your’re So Static”.