Tag: Gerry Rafferty

Wednesday 5/25/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Gerry Rafferty – City to City (1978)

City to City is the second solo studio album by Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, released on January 20, 1978 by United Artists Records. It was Rafferty’s first solo release in six years—and first release of any kind since 1975—due to his tenure in the band Stealers Wheel and subsequent legal proceedings which prevented Rafferty from releasing any new solo recordings for the next three years. The album was well received, peaking at No. 1 in the US and going Platinum, as well as reaching No. 6 in the UK Albums Chart and achieving Gold status. “Baker Street”, “Right Down the Line” and “Home and Dry” were successfully released as singles.

  1. “The Ark” 5:36
  2. “Baker Street” 6:06
  3. “Right Down the Line” 4:28
  4. “City to City” 4:51
  5. “Stealin’ Time” 5:39
  6. “Mattie’s Rag” 3:28
  7. “Whatever’s Written in Your Heart” 6:30
  8. “Home and Dry” 4:52
  9. “Island” 5:04
  10. “Waiting for the Day” 5:26

Gerry Rafferty – lead vocals, acoustic guitar (1, 4, 5), backing vocals (3-10) and acoustic piano (10)
Tommy Eyre – acoustic piano (1, 2, 3, 5–8), synthesizers (2, 5, 7, 8), organ (3, 9, 10), electric piano (2, 5, 9, 10) and brass arrangements (10)
Willy Ray – accordion (6, 9)
Jerry Donahue – electric guitar (1)
Hugh Burns – rhythm and lead guitars (2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10)
Nigel Jenkins – rhythm guitar (2), lead guitar (8)
Micky Moody – acoustic guitar (5)
Andy Fairweather-Low – rhythm guitar (10)
B.J. Cole – steel guitar (3, 4, 5, 9) and dobro (6)
Gary Taylor – bass and backing vocals (1-10)
Henry Spinetti – drums (1-6, 8, 10)
Graham Preskett – fiddle (1, 4, 6, 10), mandolin (1), string arrangements (2, 8), string synthesizer (5, 6) and brass arrangements (6)
Glen LeFleur – tambourine (1, 3, 5), clave (3), congas (2, 10) and drums (9)
Hugh Murphy – tambourine (4)
Raphael Ravenscroft – saxophones (2, 9)
Paul Jones – harmonica (4)
Barbara Dickson – backing vocals (1, 7)
Roger Brown – backing vocals (4)
Vivienne McAuliffe – backing vocals (4)
John McBurnie – backing vocals (4)
Rab Noakes – backing vocals (4)
Joanna Carlin – backing vocals (7)

Friday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Gerry Rafferty


Gerald Rafferty (April 16, 1947 – January 4, 2011) was a Scottish rock singer-songwriter. His solo hits in the late 1970s included “Baker Street”, “Right Down the Line” and “Night Owl”, as well as “Stuck in the Middle with You”, which was recorded with the band Stealers Wheel in 1973.

Rafferty was born into a working-class family in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. His mother taught him both Irish and Scottish folk songs when he was a boy; later, he was influenced by the music of The Beatles and Bob Dylan. He joined the folk-pop group The Humblebums in 1969. After they disbanded in 1971, he recorded his first solo album, Can I Have My Money Back? Rafferty and Joe Egan formed the group Stealers Wheel in 1972 and produced several hits, most notably “Stuck in the Middle with You” and “Star”. In 1978, he recorded his second solo album, City to City, which included “Baker Street”, his most popular song.

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street (1988)

Baker Street is a compilation album released in 1998 by Gerry Rafferty. It features 16 of his best hits from 1978 to 1988.

“Baker Street” – 6:11
“Right Down the Line” – 4:30
“City to City” – 5:05
“Waiting for the Day” – 5:47
“Get It Right Next Time” – 4:44
“Take the Money and Run” – 5:53
“Days Gone Down” – 6:32
“Why Won’t You Talk to Me” – 4:02
“The Royal Mile” – 3:50
“Wastin’ Away” – 3:31
“Bring it All Home” – 4:43
“Don’t Close the Door” – 3:48
“Sleepwalking” – 3:53
“A Change of Heart” – 4:10
“On the Way” – 4:22
“Night Owl” – 6:10

Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs 9am ET @radiomax

Music_Of_The_Year_1978This week on the RadioMax Classic Countdown, we feature the Top 40 Hits from this week in 1978, specifically July 1, 1978.

1 SHADOW DANCING    Andy Gibb
2 BAKER STREET    Gerry Rafferty 
3 IT’S A HEARTACHE    Bonnie Tyler
4 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT    John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
5 TAKE A CHANCE ON ME    Abba
6 MISS YOU    Rolling Stones 
7 USE TA BE MY GIRL    O’Jays 
8 DANCE WITH ME    Peter Brown with Betty Wright 
9 TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD    Meat Loaf
10 YOU BELONG TO ME    Carly Simon 
11 STILL THE SAME    Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band
12 THE GROOVE LINE    Heatwave
13 EVERY KINDA PEOPLE    Robert Palmer
14 LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN    Sweet 
15 BLUER THAN BLUE    Michael Johnson 
16 TOO MUCH, TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE    Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
17 EVEN NOW    Barry Manilow
18 LAST DANCE    Donna Summer
19 I WAS ONLY JOKING    Rod Stewart 
20 FEELS SO GOOD    Chuck Mangione
21 YOU’RE THE LOVE    Seals & Crofts
22 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN    Eruption
23 BECAUSE THE NIGHT    Patti Smith Group 
24 GREASE    Frankie Valli
25 FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME    Genesis
26 WONDERFUL TONIGHT    Eric Clapton
27 ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG    Billy Joel 
28 RUNAWAY    Jefferson Starship
29 HEARTLESS    Heart 
30 ON BROADWAY    George Benson
31 COPACABANA (At The Copa)    Barry Manilow
32 MY ANGEL BABY    Toby Beau
33 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY    Pablo Cruise
34 THREE TIMES A LADY    Commodores 
35 FM (No Static At All)    Steely Dan
36 KING TUT    Steve Martin & Toot Uncommons 
37 BABY HOLD ON    Eddie Money
38 MAGNET AND STEEL    Walter Egan 
39 LIFE’S BEEN GOOD    Joe Walsh
40 I’M NOT GONNA LET IT BOTHER ME TONIGHT    Atlanta Rhythm Section