This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.
We continue with the completion of letter M and start with N and feature music from: Paul McCartney & Wings, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Aretha Franklin, John Lennon, Steeleye Span, America, Pink Floyd, Tufano & Giammarese, Queen, Michael Jackson, Sweet, Doobie Brothers and many more.
This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.
We continue with the completion of letter I and J and start the K list and feature music from: David Bowie, Queen, Seals and Crofts, Allman Brothers Band, Argent, Spinners, Baby Washington, Jim Croce, Bruce Springsteen, Electric Light Orchestra, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Chicago and many more.
Gladys Knight & the Pips were an American R&B/soul/funk family music group from Atlanta, Georgia, that remained active on the music charts and performing circuit for over three decades.
Starting out as simply The Pips in 1952, derived from a cousin’s nickname, the founding members were Gladys Knight, brother Merald “Bubba” Knight, sister Brenda Knight and cousins Eleanor Guest and William Guest. After a couple of years performing in talent shows, the group signed with Brunswick Records in 1957, recording a couple of singles that failed to chart. Brenda Knight and Eleanor Guest eventually left the group and were replaced by another cousin, Edward Patten, and a non-relative, Langston George in 1959. This lineup produced the group’s first hit single, “Every Beat of My Heart”. After the single was released on three different labels, they changed their name to Gladys Knight & the Pips in 1961. Langston George left the same year and Gladys Knight left in 1962 to start a family with musician Jimmy Newman. Knight rejoined in 1964 and this lineup continued until the group’s disbandment in 1989.
The group reached commercial success after signing with Motown Records in 1966. After a year and a half, the group recorded the first hit single version of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” in 1967, which led to several hit singles for Motown’s Soul Records label, including “Nitty Gritty”, “Friendship Train”, “If I Were Your Woman”, “I Don’t Want to Do Wrong” and the Grammy-winning “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)”, before leaving the label for Buddah Records in 1973. At Buddah, they recorded the hits “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me”, “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination”, “I Feel a Song (In My Heart)” and their Grammy-winning and number-one hit single, “Midnight Train to Georgia”. In 1974, they recorded the soundtrack to the successful film Claudine with producer Curtis Mayfield, which included the songs “On and On”, “The Makings of You” and “Make Yours a Happy Home”. Contractual difficulties with their labels forced the group to record side projects from 1977 until 1980 when they signed with Columbia Records. Later hits included “Landlord”, “Save the Overtime (For Me)” and the Grammy-winning single “Love Overboard”. In 1989, the group disbanded with the Pips retiring and Knight embarking on a successful solo career.
Gladys Knight & the Pips are multiple Grammy and American Music Award winners and are inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1996 and 2001 respectively.
Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me
Midnight Train to Georgia
The Way We Were / “Try to Remember”
Didn’t You Know (You’d Have to Cry Sometime)
Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)
I think I’ve got a nice mixed bag of music for you, when you join me later this evening at 7PM Eastern Time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” On the playlist I’ve got: Barry White, the Bar-Kays, Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder, Guns & Roses, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Grandmaster Flash, Manhattan Transfer, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Bob Marley, Talking Heads and a whole lot more. Remember, that after the original live broadcast this evening, starting tomorrow, you can listen to the show again at your heart’s content, anytime day or night, until next Wednesday evening’s new show, by going to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html.
So join me later at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s”
On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, we’ll continue getting ready for the new year of 2016, with our “New Year’s Eve” show. We’re gonna dance and party our way up to Thursday evening’s ball drop in Time’s Square, with music from: Michael Jackson, the Salsoul Orchestra, Lipps, Inc., Stars on 45, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Smith, New Edition, Prince, the Temptations, Gladys Knight & the Pips ( with our sincere condolences going out to their entire family, over the passing of cousin and original founding member of the Pips, William Guest, who left us on Christmas Eve), and many other tunes which I think you’ll love. Check in with us at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. You can bring me some more egg nog and lifting a glass of champagne would also be appropriate. So I’ll see ya later ‘gator for “G.S.P. 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Last evening we began our Christmas Music Weekend with part 1, and this evening, it’s part 2 on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” On the holiday playlist will be songs by: George Michael & Wham, the Whispers, Gerald Alston, New Edition, the Temptations, Sheena Easton, Paul McCartney, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Bon Jovi, Run D.M.C., the Skyliners and many more. We kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. The Christmas fun continues later this evening with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
This week on the Vinyl Resting Place – the women who went to number 1 during the Rock and Roll era. Featuring hits from Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Rosemary Clooney, Carole King, Lulu, Dolly Parton, Sheena Easton, Little Eva, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Vicki Lawrence, Bonnie Tyler, Jo Stafford, Blondie, Brenda Lee, Singing Nun, Laurie London, Little Peggy March and more…. Join Willie B, 5pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.
This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” we’ll be hearing from: Teddy Pendergrass, the Jones Girls, Spandau Ballet, Barry White, Whitney Houston, Babyface, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Anita Baker, REO Speedwagon, Gladys Knight & the Pips and many, many more. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” here at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Tomorrow is “Father’s Day,” so this evening on “Great Soul Performances” we’ll play songs for “Dad” as well as pay a musical tribute to one of the greatest vocalists of all time, the late “Little” Jimmy Scott who passed away on Thursday. In addition you’ll hear: Major Harris, Joe Bataan, the Dells, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Michael Jackson from his “Xscape” CD, Minnie Riperton, Big Joe Turner, James Brown, Sly & the Family Stone and Stevie Wonder “live in concert” plus more.