Tag: Grover Washington

Thursday 4/21/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Grover Washington Jr. – Winelight (1980)

Winelight is a 1980 studio album by jazz musician Grover Washington Jr. Released October 24, 1980. The record received the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance in 1982. The album was released by Elektra Records. It includes the Grammy Award-winning hit “Just the Two of Us” sung by Bill Withers. The track “In the Name of Love” from the album was also released in rearranged form, without Washington’s saxophone track, under the name of Ralph MacDonald and Bill Withers (on vocals).

“Winelight” 7:32
“Let It Flow (For “Dr. J”)” 5:52
“In the Name of Love” 5:26
“Take Me There” 6:16
“Just the Two of Us” 7:23
“Make Me a Memory 6:32

Grover Washington Jr. – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Richard Tee – Fender Rhodes (1, 3, 5, 6)
Ray Chew – clavinet (1)
Paul Griffin – clavinet (1), Fender Rhodes (2, 4)
Ed Walsh – Oberheim 8-Voice (1-4, 6)
Bill Eaton – Oberheim 8-Voice (5), arrangements and conductor
Eric Gale – guitars
Marcus Miller – bass
Steve Gadd – drums
Ralph MacDonald – congas, percussion, Syndrums
Robert Greenidge – steel drums
Hilda Harris, Yvonne Lewis, Ullanda McCullough – backing vocals
Bill Withers – lead vocals (5)

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

GspRadio2When we come your way this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” from the fairgrounds of “The Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts, on the playlist will be: New Edition, Hall & Oates, Gloria Gaynor, AWB, Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers, the Gap Band, Kenny Loggins, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Elton John, the Whispers and others. The fun starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for your face, in the place for “G.S.P. 2: The 80’s,” only on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay – 7pm ET

bobby-jayLast week on “Great Soul Performances” we paid tribute to the late Damon Harris and sadly, this evening, we will salute the late Richard Street. You’ll hear Richard singing with the Temptations, the Distants and the Monitors. Also on the show we’ll have Brook Benton, Grover Washington, Jr., Santana, the Emotions, Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, Etta James and a lot more. Please join me at 7PM ET on RadioMaxMusic.Com.