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.
Last 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.
Memorial 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.
Its 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
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. 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
Louis 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
In 1983, he co-wrote with Michael Jackson the song “I Never Heard”, which was retitled and released in 2009 under the name “This Is It”. An additional song that Jackson co-wrote with Anka from this 1983 session, “Love Never Felt So Good”, has since been discovered, and will be released in the future. The song was also released by Johnny Mathis in 1984. Anka became a naturalized US citizen in 1990. (Source: Wikipedia)