Tag: Glenn Frey

Thursday 11/24/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Glenn Frey – No Fun Aloud (1982)

No Fun Aloud is the debut solo studio album by Glenn Frey. It was released May 28, 1982 on Asylum.

The album reached #32 on the charts and contained two top 40 singles, “The One You Love” and “I Found Somebody”. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA, selling over 500,000 (half a million) copies in the United States.

  1. “I Found Somebody” 4:05
  2. “The One You Love” 4:34
  3. “Partytown” 2:57
  4. “I Volunteer” 4:06
  5. “I’ve Been Born Again” 4:36
  6. “Sea Cruise” 2:36
  7. “That Girl” 3:41
  8. “All Those Lies” 4:43
  9. “She Can’t Let Go” 3:11
  10. “Don’t Give Up” 4:48

Glenn Frey – lead vocals, organ (1), lead guitar (1, 3, 4, 8), electric piano (2, 5, 7, 8), guitar (2, 5, 10), bass (2, 9), drum machine programming (2, 9), acoustic piano (3), backing vocals (4, 10), all other instruments (9), clavinet (10), synthesizers (10)
David “Hawk” Wolinski – synthesizers (1, 10), organ (4, 6, 7, 8)
Clayton Ivey – acoustic piano (6)
Allan Blazek – additional keyboards (10)
Josh Leo – guitar (1, 3)
Danny Kortchmar – guitar (4)
Duncan Cameron – electric guitar (6, 7, 8)
Wayne Perkins – acoustic guitar (7)
Bryan Garofalo – bass (1)
Bob Glaub – bass (3, 5, 10)
Roberto Piñón – bass (4)
David Hood – bass (6, 7, 8)
Michael Huey – drums (1, 3, 4, 10)
John Robinson – drums (5)
Roger Hawkins – drums (6, 7, 8), bells (7, 8)
Steve Forman – percussion (5, 9)
Al Garth – tenor saxophone (1)
Jim Horn – tenor saxophone (2)
Ernie Watts – saxophone (2)
The Heart Attack Horns (5):
Greg Smith – baritone saxophone
Bill Bergman – tenor saxophone
Jim Coile – alto saxophone
John Berry, Jr. – trumpet
Lee Thornburg – trumpet, horn arrangements
Ronnie Eades – saxophone (6)
Harvey Thompson – saxophone (6)
Jim Ed Norman – string arrangements (2, 7), horn arrangements (5)
The Monstertones – backing vocals (3)
Marcy Levy – backing vocals (4)
Bill Champlin – backing vocals (4)
Tom Kelly – backing vocals (4)
Julia Waters – backing vocals (8, 10)
Maxine Waters – backing vocals (8, 10)
Oren Waters – backing vocals (8, 10)

Monday 11/7/22 9am ET: Feature Artist: Glenn Frey

Glenn Lewis Frey (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, guitarist and a founding member of the rock band Eagles. Frey was the co-lead singer and frontman for the Eagles, roles he came to share with fellow member Don Henley, with whom he wrote most of the Eagles’ material. Frey played guitar and keyboards as well as singing lead vocals on songs such as “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Already Gone”, “James Dean”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, “New Kid in Town”, and “Heartache Tonight”.

During the hiatus of the Eagles from 1980 to 1994, Frey embarked on a successful solo career. He released his debut album, No Fun Aloud, in 1982 and went on to record Top 40 hits “The One You Love”, “Smuggler’s Blues”, “Sexy Girl”, “The Heat Is On”, “You Belong to the City”, “True Love”, “Soul Searchin'” and “Livin’ Right”. As a member of the Eagles, Frey won six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the first year they were nominated. Consolidating his solo recordings and those with the Eagles, Frey had 24 Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

From about 2000, Frey had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, which affected his joints. The medication that he was prescribed to control the disease eventually led to colitis and pneumonia and in November 2015, the Eagles announced they were postponing their appearance at the Kennedy Center Honors because Frey required surgery for intestinal problems and needed a lengthy recovery period. Because of complications from pneumonia, he never had the surgery and was placed in a medically induced coma at Columbia University Medical Center. Frey died there on January 18, 2016 at the age of 67 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. Medications for rheumatoid arthritis or ulcerative colitis can compromise the immune system’s ability to fight off pneumonia. In January 2018, Frey’s widow filed a suit against Mount Sinai Hospital and gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz for the wrongful death of Frey.

Frey was publicly mourned by his friends, fellow musicians and bandmates including Don Henley, Randy Meisner, J. D. Souther, Jack Tempchin, Irving Azoff, Linda Ronstadt, Don Felder, and Bob Seger. At the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, the remaining members of the Eagles and Jackson Browne performed “Take It Easy” in his honor. A life-sized statue of Frey was unveiled at the Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona, on September 24, 2016, to honor his songwriting contributions to “Take It Easy”, made famous by the Eagles as their first single in 1972. The road which runs next to the high school (now a middle school) that he attended in Royal Oak, Michigan bears his name.

Thursday 9/15/22 10am ET: Feature Artist / Feature LP: B.B. King – B.B. King & Friends: 80 (2005)

Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending, shimmering vibrato and staccato picking that influenced many later blues electric guitar players. AllMusic recognized King as “the single most important electric guitarist of the last half of the 20th century”.

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname “The King of the Blues”, and is considered one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with Albert King and Freddie King, none of whom are related). King performed tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing on average at more than 200 concerts per year into his 70s. In 1956 alone, he appeared at 342 shows.

King was born on a cotton plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, and later worked at a cotton gin in Indianola, Mississippi. He was attracted to music and the guitar in church, and he began his career in juke joints and local radio. He later lived in Memphis and Chicago; then, as his fame grew, toured the world extensively. King died at the age of 89 in Las Vegas on May 14, 2015.

B.B. King & Friends: 80 is the forty-first album by B.B. King released September 13, 2005. Recorded in several studios, it celebrates King’s 80th birthday and features duets with a variety of musicians. 80 reached No. 45 in the Billboard 200 top albums chart as well as No. 1 in the blues albums chart.

  1. “Early in the Morning” Van Morrison 4:50
  2. “Tired of Your Jive” Billy Gibbons 3:53
  3. “The Thrill is Gone” Eric Clapton 5:03
  4. “Need Your Love So Bad” Sheryl Crow 3:58
  5. “Ain’t Nobody Home” Daryl Hall 3:52
  6. “Hummingbird” John Mayer 4:42
  7. “All Over Again” Mark Knopfler 4:54
  8. “Drivin’ Wheel” Glenn Frey 4:20
  9. “There Must Be a Better World Somewhere” Gloria Estefan 6:50
  10. “Never Make Your Move Too Soon” Roger Daltrey 4:59
  11. “Funny How Time Slips Away” Bobby Bland 4:09
  12. Rock This House” Elton John 3:07

B.B. King – vocals, guitar
Van Morrison – vocals, harmonica (tr. 1)
Billy F Gibbons – guitar, vocal (tr. 2)
Eric Clapton – guitar (tr. 3)
Billy Ward – drums (tr. 9
Ian Thomas – drums ((1, 3, 7, 10)
Clem Clempson – guitar (tr. 10,
John Mahon – percussion (tr. 12)
Leland Sklar – bass guitar (tr. 2, 4, 8, 11)
Robbie Buchanan – keyboards, Hammond organ (tr.2, 4, 8, 11)
Mark Knopfler – guitar
Bob Birch – bass guitar (tr. 12
Jerry Hey – trumpet
Nathaniel Kunkel – shaker
Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trumpet
Brian Mitchell – keyboards (tr. 9
John Mayer – vocals, guitar
Nigel Olsson – drums (tr. 12
Brandon Fields – saxophone
Gary Grant – trumpet
Glenn Frey – vocals, guitar (tr.8
T-Bone Wolk – bass guitar (tr. 9,
Guy Babylon – keyboards
Davey Johnstone – guitar (tr. 12)
Russ Kunkel – drums (2, 4, 8, 11)
Luke Smith – Hammond organ (tr. 3)
Yolanda Charles – bass guitar (1, 3, 7, 10)
Dean Parks – rhythm guitar (tr. 8,
Elton John – vocals, piano (tr. 12)
Larry Campbell – (bass?) guitar (tr. 5, 6, 9)
Chris Stainton – keyboards (tr. 10)

Monday 7/27/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Glenn Frey – The Allnighters (1984)

The Allnighter is the second solo studio album by Glenn Frey, the guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles. The album was released in mid 1984 on MCA in the United States and the United Kingdom, two years after Frey’s modestly successful debut album, No Fun Aloud and four years after the demise of the Eagles. It was and still is Frey’s most successful solo album throughout his whole solo career, having reached #22 on the Billboard charts, and releasing two Top 20 singles with “Smuggler’s Blues” and “Sexy Girl”. The album achieved Gold status by the RIAA in the US. It is generally regarded as the culmination of the smoother, more adult-oriented sound of Frey’s solo work.

The single “Smuggler’s Blues” helped to inspire the Miami Vice episode of the same name, and Frey was invited to star in that episode, which was Frey’s acting debut. The music video for the single also won Frey an MTV Video Music Award in 1985.

1. “The Allnighter” 4:22
2. “Sexy Girl” 3:30
3. “I Got Love” 3:49
4. “Somebody Else” 6:00
5. “Lover’s Moon” 4:10
6. “Smuggler’s Blues” 4:20
7. “Let’s Go Home” 5:01
8. “Better in the U.S.A.” 3:00
9. “Living in Darkness” 4:35
10. “New Love” 4:25

“The Heat Is On” 3:45
“The Heat Is On” 6:45

Saturday 9pm: In Memoriam 2016

memoriam-lsWe feature music from some of those we lost in 2016, featuring music from: David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship for Paul Kantner, Earth, Wind and Fire for Maurice White, Emerson Lake and Palmer for Gregg Lake and Keith Emerson, Merle Haggard, Prince, Billy Paul, Juan Gabriel, Bobby Vee, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and George Michael.