Tag: Kim Carnes

Monday 10/5/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Kim Carnes – Mistaken Identity (1981 / 1999)

Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she began her career as a songwriter in the 1960s, writing for other artists while performing in local clubs and working as a session background singer with the famed Waters sisters (featured in the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom). After she signed her first publishing deal with Jimmy Bowen, she released her debut album Rest on Me in 1972. Carnes’ self-titled second album primarily contained self-penned songs, including her first charting single “You’re a Part of Me”, which reached No. 35 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in 1975. In the following year, Carnes released Sailin’, which featured “Love Comes from Unexpected Places”. The song won the American Song Festival and the award for Best Composition at the Tokyo Song Festival in 1976.

In her breakthrough year, 1980, Carnes was commissioned by Kenny Rogers to co-write the songs for his concept album Gideon (1980), and their duet “Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer” hit No. 4 on Billboard Hot 100, and earned the duo a Grammy Award nomination. Later that year, her cover of Smokey Robinson’s “More Love”, from the album Romance Dance (1980), hit No. 10. The following year, Carnes released Mistaken Identity, which featured the worldwide hit, “Bette Davis Eyes”. This became the best-selling single of the year in the United States, spending nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, going Gold, and won the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Mistaken Identity went to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, was certified Platinum, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Carnes also saw success with the singles “Draw of the Cards” (No. 28), “Does It Make You Remember” (No. 36), “Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)” (No. 15), “Make No Mistake, He’s Mine” (No. 51), with Barbra Streisand, “What About Me?” (No. 15), with Kenny Rogers and James Ingram, “I’ll Be Here Where the Heart Is”, from the Flashdance soundtrack, and the Grammy Award nominated singles “Voyeur” (No. 29) and “Invisible Hands” (No. 40). Her other successes as a songwriter include co-writing the No. 1 duet “The Heart Won’t Lie” with Donna Weiss (who had co-written “Bette Davis Eyes” with Jackie DeShannon), which was recorded by Vince Gill and Reba McEntire.

Her distinctive, raspy vocal style has drawn comparisons to Rod Stewart. Her most recent studio album is Chasin’ Wild Trains (2004). As of 2017, Carnes was residing in Nashville, Tennessee, where she continues to write music.

Mistaken Identity is the sixth studio album by American singer Kim Carnes. It was released in April 1981 by EMI America Records. The album spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, and was subsequently certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

The album’s lead single “Bette Davis Eyes” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine non-consecutive weeks and topped the Hot 100 year-end chart of 1981. Follow-up singles “Draw of the Cards” and “Mistaken Identity” reached numbers 28 and 60 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.

1. “Bette Davis Eyes” 3:47
2. “Hit and Run” 3:17
3. “Mistaken Identity” 4:49
4. “When I’m Away from You” 3:36
5. “Draw of the Cards” 4:54
6. “Break the Rules Tonite (Out of School)” 3:17
7. “Still Hold On” 4:39
8. “Don’t Call It Love” 3:09
9. “Miss You Tonite” 5:12
10. “My Old Pals” 3:19
11. “More Love” 3:35
12. “Invisible Hands” (Mix) 5:08
13. “Voyeur” 3:56
14. “Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)” 3:36
15. “I Pretend” 5:20
16. “Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer” (with Kenny Rogers) 3:39

Kim Carnes – lead vocals (all tracks); piano (track 10)
Bill Cuomo – arrangement (tracks 1, 3); Prophet
Steve Goldstein – keyboards
Bryan Garofalo – bass, background vocals
Craig Krampf – drums, background vocals
Craig Hull – electric guitar, slide guitar, background vocals
Josh Leo – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, background vocals
M. L. Benoit – percussion
Jerry Peterson – saxophone
Waddy Wachtel – electric guitar (track 1); acoustic guitar (track 2); harmony vocals (track 6); background vocals
Danny Kortchmar – acoustic guitar (tracks 4, 7)
Don Francisco – percussion (tracks 6, 9)
Dave Ellingson – harmony vocals (tracks 2, 3, 7, 8); background vocals
Daniel Moore – harmony vocals (tracks 2, 4, 8, 10); background vocals
Wendy Waldman – harmony vocals (track 7)
Maxine Willard Waters – harmony vocals (track 4)
Julia Tillman Waters – harmony vocals (track 4)

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” in the second hour, I’ll pay tribute to my WCBS-FM co-worker, New York’s “Morning Mayor” the late Harry Harrison. Via air checks, we’ll remember Harry and the way great radio was from one of the very best.

You’ll also hear: The Fifth Dimension, New Birth, the Impressions, the Coasters, Marvin Gaye & Diana Ross, the Mighty Marvellows, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Clarence Carter, Bette Midler, Tyrone Davis, the Avalons, the Wanderers and others. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.

Then “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way where I’ll present: The S.O.S. Band, Donna Summer, George Clinton, Lionel Richie, MFSB, Kim Carnes, Sheila E. & Prince, Barry White, Melba Moore, the Mary Jane Girls and more. It kicks off at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. Encore time as always, tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern time. I hope you’ll join me later this evening at the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com and “May You Always” remember Harry Harrison.

Wednesday 6pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

I’d like you to join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” when I’ll be playing for you: The Isley Brothers, Boz Scaggs, the Average White Band, Barry White, the Masqueraders, Patti LaBelle, Collage, Kim Carnes, Juice Newton and others. The show begins at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT. I think you’ll enjoy it, so be here with me for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 6pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way this evening, where you’ll hear music by: Barry White, Kim Carnes, the Isley Brothers, Olivia Newton-John, Major Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Brooklyn Dreams, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Mirage, Process & the Doo Rags, “Sweet” James Epps and more. Drop by at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT. Check us out this evening. “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Tuesday 8pm: All 80’s Show

all80sThis week on the All 80’s Show, music from Split Enz, Steve Miller Band, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, Bow Wow Wow, War, Joe Jackson, Billy Vera, Styx, Ramones, Bronski Beat, Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Kim Carnes and much more . . .

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

gsp2If you love the music of the 1980s, I’ve got some fantastic songs for you. Coming up this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” you’ll hear: Kool & the Gang, Lionel Richie, the Average White Band, Barry & Glodean White, Atlantic Starr, Whitney Houston, Babyface, the Four Tops with Phyliss Hyman, Michael Jackson, Kim Carnes and more. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. You’ll want to hear the show again, and you can, by going to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html. I’ll see ya later gator, for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com, the home of the “Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s.”

Artist Countdown: Kenny Rogers Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @_KennyRogers

Kenneth Donald “Kenny” Rogers (born 21 August 1938) is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone.

1 Lucille
2 Coward of the County
3 Islands in the Stream w/ Dolly Parton
4 Lady
5 We’ve Got Tonight w/ Sheena Easton
6 The Gambler
7 She Believes in Me
8 I Don’t Need You
9 Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer w/ Kim Carnes
10 You Decorated My Life
11 Love Will Turn You Around
12 Daytime Friends
13 The Greatest
14 Love or Something Like It
15 Sweet Music Man
16 The Last Ten Years (Superman)
17 I Can’t Unlove You
18 Through the Years
19 Twenty Years Ago
20 Morning Desire
21 Crazy
22 All My Life
23 Real Love w/ Dolly Parton
24 Scarlet Fever
25 Buried Treasure