Holiday is the fourth studio album by the American folk rock band America, released on the Warner Bros. Records label in June 1974. The album was produced in London by noted record producer George Martin.
The album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 3 on the Billboard album chart and being certified gold by the RIAA. It produced two hit singles: “Tin Man” reached number 4 on the Billboard singles chart and went to number 1 on both the adult contemporary chart as well as the Radio & Records chart; and “Lonely People” which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard singles chart and also hit number 1 on the adult contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including “Baby It’s Up To You” and “Another Try”. The album was also released on Quadraphonic reel-to-reel tape for 4-channel enthusiasts.
Band Member Dewey Bunnell was thrilled at the prospect of working with Martin as producer. He was quoted as saying that it “was great working with George. It was like we knew each other. We were familiar with the Beatles, of course, and we had that British sense of humor.” In a separate interview, Dan Peek recalled to Circus magazine: “Gerry (Beckley) had been in England, and we’d talked about using George Martin as our producer. He’s such a hot arranger, thinking about all the stuff he’s done. There were several other people we wanted to use, but that idea sort of flashed and George was available.”
It was the recording debut of America’s longtime drummer Willie Leacox, who is in the car in the cover photo.
Hearts is the fifth studio album by American folk rock trio America, released by Warner Bros. Records in 1975. The album was produced by Beatles producer George Martin.
This album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 4 on the Billboard album chart and being certified GOLD by the RIAA. It produced three hit singles: “Sister Golden Hair”, which went to number 1 on the Billboard singles chart and number 5 on the adult contemporary chart; “Daisy Jane”, which peaked at 20 on the Billboard singles chart and number 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart; and the funky “Woman Tonight”, which reached 44 on the Billboard singles chart and 41 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks including “Old Virginia”, “Bell Tree” and “Midnight”. The album was also released on Quadraphonic reel-to-reel tape for 4-channel enthusiasts.
The cover was designed by Phil Hartman, who eventually left graphic design to pursue acting, to great success. – Wikipedia
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day Thursday, and now back to the music. This evening on “Great Soul Performances” we will once again present “Motown Remakes.” It’s always fun hearing the Motown catalog reinterpreted by the Motown acts themselves and by others. Also great to hear Pop and R&B songs remade by Motown artists. So join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for “Motown Remakes.” Next week we salute the fantastic “Blue-Eyed Soul” artists. All for you on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Happy Thanksgiving! Today on RadioMaxMusic we feature a re-broadcast of the 9th Annual Top 77 Hits of All Time. Starting at 6am, this annual countdown started at the Musicradio 77 .Com website written and researched by Mike Riccio and Tom Natoli. This event has continued each year and you can still vote for a short time at the votetop77.com site or http://www.musicradio77.com/voting2013.html and help create a NEW Top 77.
All day today we feature the 2006 produced edition which was hosted by Don Tandler, Steve West and Allan Sniffen.
This is a 14 Hour Program. Enjoy!
With Thanksgiving Day coming on this Thursday the 28th, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” all tunes played will have “Thanks,” “Thank You,” or “Thankful” in the titles. I thankfully look forward to your presence later at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Don’t forget the encore performances on Monday at 10PM eastern and on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday at 12Noon eastern time. Let’s give “Thanks” for RadioMaxMusic.com.
Great Soul Performances (GSP) with Bobby Jay starts at 7pm ET. This week it’s Halloween! From Facebook: Halloween is coming up on Thursday October 31st, therefore this evening on “Great Soul Performances” we’ll celebrate “All Hallow’s Eve” with our Halloween Special at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. All the ghouls, goblins, spooks, werewolves, mummies, vampires, zombies and monsters will be in attendance in a very fun-loving way, but just in case, I’ll have a generous supply of wolfsbane, tana leaves, torches and chains if necessary, to ward off the evil spirits. I’ll see you later this evening, whatever you are, as I come forth from my crypt on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Well, here we go again. Just three months after Hurricane Sandy and the North East is hit with the Blizzard of 2013. Roads are closed in three states and there’s no reason to venture outdoors. Just sit by the fireplace or the radiator and warm up with some great soul music on “Great Soul Performances” this evening.
This coming Thursday is “Valentines Day” so on this Valentine’s Weekend it’ll be “Love Songs” on the show. All the music we’ll play will have “Love” in the title. It should be a lot of fun. Love will be in the air. Wherever you are, stay safe. – Bobby Jay