Tag: Jackson Browne

Thursday 5/12/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Jackson Browne – The Pretender (1976)

The Pretender is the fourth album by the American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, released in November 1976. It peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s album chart. The singles from the album were “Here Come Those Tears Again”, which reached No. 23, and “The Pretender”, which peaked at No. 58. The Pretender was released after the suicide of Browne’s first wife, Phyllis Major, and one of the album’s songs “Here Come Those Tears Again” (co-written by Major’s mother Nancy Farnsworth) is dedicated to her.

“The Fuse” 5:50
“Your Bright Baby Blues” 6:05
“Linda Paloma 4:06
“Here Come Those Tears Again” 3:37
“The Only Child” 3:43
“Daddy’s Tune” 3:35
“Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate” 2:37
“The Pretender” 5:53

Jackson Browne – vocals, acoustic guitar (1, 2)
David Lindley – slide guitar (1, 6), violin (5)
Leland Sklar – bass (1, 6, 7)
Craig Doerge – acoustic piano (1, 6, 7, 8)
Russ Kunkel – drums (1)
Roy Bittan – acoustic piano (2)
Jim Gordon – drums (2, 4)
Bill Payne – Hammond organ (2), acoustic piano (4, 5)
Chuck Rainey – bass (2, 5)
Lowell George – slide guitar (2), harmony vocals (2)
Arthur Gerst – harp (3), backing vocals (3), musical arrangements (3)
Roberto Gutierrez – guitarrón (3), violin (3), backing vocals (3)
Luis Damian – acoustic guitar (3), backing vocals (3)
Michael Utley – Hammond organ (4)
John Hall – guitar solo (4)
Fred Tackett – acoustic guitar (4, 5, 7, 8), electric guitar (4, 7, 8), guitar left (6)
Bob Glaub – bass (4, 8)
Albert Lee – electric guitar (5)
Gary Coleman – percussion (5)
Jeff Porcaro – drums (5–8)
Waddy Wachtel – guitar right (6)
Jim Horn – saxophone (6), horn arrangements (6)
Quitman Dennis – saxophone (6)
Dick Hyde – trombone (6)
Chuck Findley – trumpet (6)
David Campbell – string arrangements (7, 8)
Rosemary Butler (4), Bonnie Raitt (4)
Don Henley (5), J. D. Souther (5)
David Crosby (8), Graham Nash (8)

Sunday 3/6/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Jackson Browne (1972)

Jackson Browne (also known, mistakenly, as Saturate Before Using) is the debut album of American singer Jackson Browne, released in January 1972. It peaked on the Billboard 200 chart at number 53. Two singles were released with “Doctor, My Eyes”, which peaked at number 8 on the Pop Singles chart, and “Rock Me on the Water”, which reached number 48.

“Jamaica Say You Will” – 3:23
“A Child in These Hills” – 3:57
“Song for Adam” – 5:22
Doctor, My Eyes” – 3:11
“From Silver Lake” – 3:49
“Something Fine” – 3:47
“Under the Falling Sky” – 4:08
“Looking into You” – 4:20
“Rock Me on the Water” – 4:13
“My Opening Farewell” – 4:45

Jackson Browne – acoustic guitar, piano, vocals
David Campbell – viola
David Crosby – harmony vocals
Jesse Ed Davis – electric guitar on “Doctor My Eyes”
Craig Doerge – piano on “From Silver Lake”, “Rock Me on the Water” and “My Opening Farewell”
Jimmie Fadden – harmonica
Jim Gordon – organ

David Jackson – piano on “Looking into You”
Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar on “Looking into You”
Leah Kunkel – composed vocal counter-melody on “From Silver Lake”
Russ Kunkel – drums, congas on “Doctor My Eyes” and “Under the Falling Sky”
Albert Lee – electric guitar on “A Child in These Hills” and “Under the Falling Sky”
Graham Nash – harmony vocals
Leland Sklar – bass guitar
Clarence White – acoustic guitar on “Jamaica Say You Will”

Monday 1/31/22 8am ET: Feature LP: Jackson Browne – Running On Empty (1977)

Running on Empty is the fifth album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. Featuring songs themed around life on the road, the entire album was recorded on tour, either live on stage, or in locations associated with touring, such as backstage, on tour buses, or in hotel rooms. Released December 6,1977, the album reached No. 3 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1978 and stayed on the charts for 65 weeks. The single for the title track, “Running on Empty”, peaked at No. 11 and the follow-up single, “The Load-Out”/”Stay”, reached No. 20 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart.

The album received two Grammy Award nominations in 1979: one for Album of the Year and the other for Pop Male Vocal Performance for the song “Running on Empty”.

“Running on Empty” 5:20
“The Road” 4:50
“Rosie” 3:37
“You Love the Thunder” 3:52
“Cocaine” 4:55
“Shaky Town” 3:36
“Love Needs a Heart” 3:28

“Nothing but Time” 3:05
“The Load-Out” 5:38
Stay” 3:28

Jackson Browne – vocals, guitar, acoustic piano
Rosemary Butler – background vocals, co-lead vocal on “Stay”
Craig Doerge – acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, Minimoog, Oberheim synthesizer, string synthesizer, Hammond organ
Doug Haywood – background vocals
Danny Kortchmar – lead guitar, harmony vocals (on “Shaky Town”)
Russ Kunkel – drums, snare drum, cardboard box, hi-hat
David Lindley – lap steel guitar, fiddle, co-lead vocal on “Stay”
Leland Sklar – bass guitar
Joel Bernstein – background vocals (on “Rosie”)

Monday 1/17/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 15

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We complete letter S and begin our travels into T.

1pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/14/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 14

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the letter S.

1pm to 4pm ET

Thursday 1/13/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 13

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter R and start with S into T.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 1/12/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 12

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter N and start with O into R and feature music from: Hurricane Smith, Shocking Blue, Rod Stewart, Spinners, America, Three Dog Night, Eagles, Jackson Browne, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Jim Croce, Lighthouse, Clarence Carter, Allman Brothers Band and many more.

12pm to 6pm ET

Friday 10/8/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Jackson Browne

Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded songs such as “These Days”, “The Pretender”, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”, “For a Rocker”, and “Somebody’s Baby”. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and given an honorary doctorate of music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked him as 37th in its list of the “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time”.

After graduating in 1966, Browne joined the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, performing at the Golden Bear (Huntington Beach, California) where they opened for The Lovin’ Spoonful. The band later recorded a number of Browne’s songs, including “These Days”, “Holding”, and “Shadow Dream Song”. He also spent a short time in his friend Pamela Polland’s band, Gentle Soul. Browne left the Dirt Band after a few months and moved to Greenwich Village, New York, where he became a staff writer for Elektra Records’ publishing company, Nina Music, before his eighteenth birthday. He reported on musical events in New York City with his friends Greg Copeland and Adam Saylor. He spent the remainder of 1967 and 1968 in Greenwich Village, where he backed Tim Buckley and singer Nico of the Velvet Underground. In 1967, Browne and Nico were romantically linked and he became a significant contributor to her debut album, Chelsea Girl, writing and playing guitar on several of the songs (including “These Days”). In 1968, following his breakup with Nico, Browne returned to Los Angeles, where he formed a folk band with Ned Doheny and Jack Wilce, and first met Glenn Frey.

Browne’s first songs, such as “Shadow Dream Song” and “These Days”, were recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tom Rush, Nico, Steve Noonan, Gregg Allman, Joan Baez, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, the Byrds, and others. Browne did not release his own versions of these early songs until years later. Soon after this, Rolling Stone mentioned Browne as a “new face to look for” and praised his “mind-boggling melodies”.

Sunday 7/25/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Jackson Browne – Downhill From Everywhere (2021) Twitter: @JacksonBrowne

Jackson Browne albums don’t come around all that often anymore. During his prolific years in the 1970s and ’80s, he had plenty to say and said it with the sensitivity and poetic candor that is his stock-in-trade. Released in July 2021, Downhill from Everywhere is Browne’s fourth studio album since the turn of the millennium, and it’s a pretty good one. One of the defining voices of the boomer generation, he epitomized the laid-back singer/songwriter sound of the West Coast and in that respect, little has changed. At 72, Browne’s musical legacy remains undiminished and if Downhill isn’t a particularly radical entry in his catalog, it has the heart, craft, and veteran presence of an artist who has little to prove, but still a bit more to say. Warmly arranged in the lean manner of his best ’70s work, the ten-song set is a delight of tasteful guitar work, folk-rock charm, and perceptive lyrics befitting the singer’s current position on the timeline. Among the reflections on mortality (the wistful “Still Looking for Something”) and late-in-life romance (“Minutes to Downtown”) are more topical concerns like the environment (the title track’s punchy anti-pollution plea) and immigration (the poignant “The Dreamer”). In this way, Downhill adheres to Browne’s late-period album template of presenting a fairly even balance of the personal and political. Captaining the expected band of L.A. studio stalwarts with easy grace, it’s an album full of strong performances, few missteps, and the weary charisma that has been one of the singer’s hallmarks. A half-century into his career, that timeless feeling that signified even Browne’s earliest releases is still present, if ever-so-slightly more shopworn by time’s passing. AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger

1 Still Looking for Something 03:10
2 My Cleveland Heart 03:20
3 Minutes to Downtown 05:31
4 A Human Touch 04:42
5 Love Is Love 04:46
6 Downhill From Everywhere 05:45
7 The Dreamer 03:16
8 Until Justice Is Real 04:33
9 A Little Soon to Say 06:27
10 A Song for Barcelona 08:37

Monday 10pm ET: LP Lounge with Willie B

Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded songs such as “These Days”, “The Pretender”, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers in Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”, “For a Rocker”, and “Somebody’s Baby”. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and given an honorary doctorate of music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked him as 37th in its list of the “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time”.

Wednesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week on the sounds of the seventies we feature music from:  Gordon Lightfoot, Abba, Jackson Browne, Elton John, Tin Tin, Bay City Rollers, Stampeders, Bill Withers, George Harrison, Doobie Brothers and more . . .

Wednesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Jackson Browne – I’m Alive (1993)

I’m Alive is the tenth album by American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 1993. The title track, “I’m Alive”, reached No. 18 on the Album Rock Tracks chart and No. 28 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Other singles released from the album were “Everywhere I Go” (UK No. 67) and “Sky Blue and Black”.

“I’m Alive” – 5:01
“My Problem Is You” – 4:40
“Everywhere I Go” – 4:36
“I’ll Do Anything” – 4:31
“Miles Away” – 3:52
“Too Many Angels” – 6:04
“Take This Rain” – 4:49
“Two of Me, Two of You” – 2:56
“Sky Blue and Black” – 6:06
“All Good Things” – 4:28

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70’s

This week on the Sounds of The 70s:  Yes, Wet Willie, Tony Orlando & Dawn, John Mellencamp, Elton John, Rattles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Abba, Queen, Chicago, Billy Joel, Helen Reddy, Jackson Browne and more . .  

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s.  Temptations, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Harry Chapin, Lou Rawls, Neil Young, Elton John, Paul McCartney & Wings, Rod Stewart, Jacksons, Van Halen, Stevie Wonder, Blondie and more . . . 

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