Tag: Gloria Estefan

Sunday 9/18/22 3pm ET: Feature LP: Miami Sound Machine – Primitive Love (1985)

Primitive Love is the ninth studio album and second English-language record by the Miami Sound Machine, released August 13, 1985, by Epic Records.

  1. “Body to Body” 3:56
  2. “Primitive Love” 4:42
  3. “Words Get in the Way” 3:23
  4. “Bad Boy” 3:53
  5. “Falling in Love (Uh-Oh)” 3:58
  6. “Conga” 4:11
  7. “Mucho Money” 4:44
  8. “You Made a Fool of Me” 2:54
  9. “Movies” 2:57
  10. “Surrender Paradise” 4:50
  11. “Conga (Dance Mix)” 5:59
  12. “Bad Boy (Club Mix)” 6:24
  13. “Body to Body (Dance Mix)” 6:49
  14. “Primitive Love (Dance Mix)” 6:25

Gloria Estefan – lead vocal, background vocals
Emilio Estefan – percussions
Enrique “Kiki” García – drums
Juan Marcos Ávila – bass guitar
Wesley B. Wright – guitar
Roger Fisher – keyboards
Gustavo Lezcano – harmonica
Víctor López – trumpet
Ed Calle – saxophone
Tony Concepcion – trumpet
Rafael Padilla – percussion, timbales
Betty Cortez – keyboards, background vocals
Rafael Vigil – background vocals
Paquito Hechavarría – piano (“Conga”)
Juanito Márquez – guitar (“Conga”)
Suzi Carr – background vocal (“Body to Body”)

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)

Thursday 9/1/22 10:15am ET: Feature Artist / Feature LP: Gloria Estefan – Greatest Hits (1992)

Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García; September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-American singer, actress, and businesswoman. Estefan is a seven-time Grammy Award winner, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and has been named one of the Top 100 greatest artists of all time by both VH1 and Billboard. Estefan’s record sales exceed 75 million worldwide, making her the second best selling female latin artist in history and one of the best-selling female singers of all-time.


Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan, released on October 30, 1992, by Epic Records. The album includes songs with soft rock influenced sounds as well as more upbeat Latin pop works inspired by dance music. The tracks were gathered from various releases over the 1985 to 1992 period.

  1. “Conga” 4:15
  2. “Words Get in the Way” 3:28
  3. “Can’t Stay Away from You” 3:56
  4. “1-2-3” 3:34
  5. “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” 3:56
  6. “Anything for You” 4:02
  7. Here We Are” 4:49
  8. Get on Your Feet” 3:38
  9. “Don’t Wanna Lose You” 4:09
  10. “Coming Out of the Dark” 4:03
  11. “Christmas Through Your Eyes” 4:52
  12. “I See Your Smile” 4:38
  13. “Go Away” 4:17
  14. “Always Tomorrow” 4:51

Monday 8/17/2020 1am ET: Feature LP 2020: Gloria Estefan – Brazil 305 (2020)

Brazil305 is the fourteenth studio album by Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan, released by Sony Masterworks on August 13, 2020. It is Estefan’s first bilingual album as well as her twenty-ninth overall, and consists of re-recorded versions of her greatest hits with Brazilian rhythms. It also includes four new songs, featuring the lead single “Cuando Hay Amor”.

AllMusic gaved the album a positive review, saying “Estefan has outdone herself on Brazil305: By re-recording her hits, she illustrates the Brazil/Cuba/Africa argument, while welcoming fans along for the ride. She bridges these cultures in an inspiring, polished program that explores new sounds and contexts, while reasserting the eminently translatable appeal and transcendent power of her own music.”

Quentin Harrison from Albumism rated the album four out of five stars, saying “The product of this action is an album that reverberates with the vibrancy of a woman still at her artistic best despite what she has already achieved—that is a testament to Estefan’s enduring creative excellence.”

1. “Samba (Conga)” 3:40
2. “Un Nuevo Mundo” (Spanish adaptation of “O Homem Falou”) 3:50
3. “Cuts Both Ways” 3:36
4. “Cuando Hay Amor” 4:01
5. “Con Los Años Que Me Quedan” 4:14
6. “Tú Y Yo” G. Estefan 4:39
7. “Hoy” 3:34
8. “Ayer” 4:47
9. “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” 3:45
10. “Mi Tierra” 4:36
11. “Don’t Wanna Lose You” 4:16
12. “Hasta Siempre” 3:55
13. “Más Allá” 5:07
14. “Abriendo Puertas” 3:30
15. “Get on Your Feet” (featuring Carlinhos Brown) 3:25
16. “Here We Are” 4:40
17. “Only Together” (English adaptation of “O Homem Falou”) 3:49
18. “Magalenha” (featuring Carlinhos Brown) 3:41

Wednesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Gloria Estefan – The Essential Gloria Estefan (2006)

The Essential Gloria Estefan is the seventh compilation album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the twenty-eighth album overall, released in 2006. It is part of Sony BMG’s The Essential series.

The album included a special bonus interview by Internet, in which Estefan talks about every song of the album.

On August 31, 2010, the album was reissued with a bonus disc and retitled “Essential 3.0”. The third (bonus) disc contains 8 songs including a rare edited version of “Betcha Say That.”

1. “Dr. Beat” 4:24
2. “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” 3:57
3. “Heaven’s What I Feel” 4:33
4. “Everlasting Love” 4:01
5. “You’ll Be Mine (Party Time)” 3:34
6. “Get On Your Feet” 3:39
7. “Go Away” ( 3:51
8. “Don’t Let This Moment End” 4:10
9. “No Me Dejes de Querer” 3:29
10. “Bad Boy” 3:46
11. “1-2-3” 3:36
12. “Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)” 4:53
13. “Live For Loving You” 4:21
14. “Sí Señor!…” 4:40
15. “Oye” 4:19
16. “Turn The Beat Around” 3:53
17. “Mi Tierra” 4:39
18. “Conga” 4:13
19. “Doctor Pressure 3:24

1. “Can’t Stay Away from You” 3:59
2. “Don’t Wanna Lose You” 4:09
3. “Anything For You” 3:49
4. “Falling In Love (Uh-Oh)” 3:57
5. “Words Get in the Way” 3:28
6. “Cuts Both Ways” 3:16
7. “Here We Are” 4:51
8. “If We Were Lovers” 4:38
9. “Nayib’s Song (I Am Here for You)” 4:40
10. “Reach” 3:51
11. “Music Of My Heart” (*NSYNC & Gloria Estefan) 4:31
12. “I See Your Smile” 4:36
13. “I’m Not Giving You Up” 3:51
14. “Wrapped” 3:28
15. “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” 3:23
16. “Along Came You (A Song For Emily)” 6:21
17. “Coming Out of the Dark” 4:05
18. “Always Tomorrow” 4:54

1. “Betcha Say That” 3:42
2. “Seal Our Fate” 4:25
3. “Can’t Forget You” 4:16
4. ” It’s Too Late” 3:20
5. “You Can’t Walk Away from Love” 4:44
6. “Out of Nowhere” 8:56
7. “Hoy” (Salsa Version) 4:25
8. “I Could Fall in Love” 4:26

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Toto, Kenny Loggins, Prince, Dan Fogelberg, Gloria Estefan, Robin Williams, Blues Brothers, Elton John, Billy Joel, Peter Cetera, Alabama, Romeo Void and more . . .

Tuesday 8pm: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2001

More music from 2001 – featuring Colin Hay, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, U2, Bee Gees, Alabama, Gloria Estefan, Steve Forbert, Smash Mouth, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Trace Adkins, Craig David and more…

Friday 10:30: Feature Artist – Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García; September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She started off her career as the lead singer in the group called “Miami Latin Boys” which was eventually known as Miami Sound Machine.

Estefan’s breakthrough success with “Conga” in 1985 made her known worldwide. The song became Estefan’s signature song and led to the Miami Sound Machine winning the grand prix in the 15th annual Tokyo Music Festival in 1986.  In the middle of 1988 she and the band got their first number-one hit for the song “Anything for You”. She is a contralto.

In March 1990, Estefan had a severe accident in her tour bus. She made her comeback in March 1991 with a new world tour and album called Into The Light. Her 1993 Spanish-language album Mi Tierra won the first of her three Grammy Awards for Best Tropical Latin Album. It was the first number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, established when it was released. It was also the first Diamond album in Spain. Many of her songs like “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”, “1-2-3”, “Get On Your Feet”, “Here We Are”, “Coming Out of the Dark”, “Bad Boy”, “Oye!”, “Party Time” and a remake of Vicki Sue Robinson’s “Turn the Beat Around” became international hits, with chart-topping scores. Estefan has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide, including 31.5 million in the United States alone.

She has won seven Grammy Awards. Estefan also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame. In 2015, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions to American music and will receive the Kennedy Center Honors in December 2017 for her contributions to American Culture Life. Estefan also won an MTV Video Music Award, and two ACE Awards. She was honored with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement as well as being named BMI Songwriter of the Year. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has received multiple Billboard Awards. She is also on the list of VH1 top 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and in Billboard’s Top 100 Greatest Artists Of All time.

Artist Countdown: Jon Secada Top 25 6pm ET @JonSecada

Jon SecadaJon Secada (born Juan Francisco Secada Ramirez; October 4, 1961) is a Cuban American singer and songwriter.  Secada was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Hialeah, Florida. He has won two Grammy Awards and sold 20 million albums since his English-language debut album in 1992. His music fuses funk, soul, pop and Latin percussion. Secada also has worked as a songwriter for Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Mandy Moore and other performers. – Wikipedia

1 Just Another Day
2 Do You Believe in Us
3 If You Go 
4 Angel
5 Too Late Too Soon
6 I’m Free 
7 Mental Picture 
8 Stop 
9 Whipped
10 Feliz Navidad
11 Es Por Ti
12 Window to My Heart
13 Por Amor (feat. Gloria Estefan)
14 Free
15 La Magia de tu Amor
16 Where Do I Go from You
17 Do You Really Want Me?
18 If I Never Knew You (feat. Shanice)
19 One of a Kind
20 Alma con Alma
21 Believe
22 Dejame Quererte
23 My Way
24 Get Crazy (Feat T. Lopez)
25 Evil Ways

 

Artist Countdown: Gloria Estefan Top 30 Hits 12pm ET @GloriaEstefan

gloria-estefanGloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan, known professionally as Gloria Estefan (born September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-born American singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur. She is in the top 100 best selling music artists with an estimated 100 million records sold worldwide, 31.5 million of those in the United States alone. She has won seven Grammy Awards and is the most successful crossover performer in Latin music to date.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Don’t Wanna Lose You
2 Anything for You
3 Can’t Stay Away from You
4 1-2-3
5 Reach
6 Bad Boy
7 Dr. Beat
8 Coming Out of the Dark
9 Heaven’s What I Feel
10 Here We Are
11 Conga
12 Get On Your Feet
13 Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
14 Turn The Beat Around
15 Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)
16 Words Get In The Way
17 Everlasting Love
18 Music Of My Heart (with *NSYNC)
19 I’m Not Giving You Up
20 You’ll Be Mine (Party Time)
21 Live For Loving You
22 Cuts Both Ways
23 Always Tomorrow
24 Falling in Love (Uh-Oh)
25 Betcha Say That
26 Seal Our Fate
27 I See Your Smile
28 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
29 Can’t Forget You
30 Out Of Nowhere