Friday 9pm: Feature Artist – Linda Ronstadt (1968 – 1978) Part I

Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music and country music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award, and many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum in the United States and internationally. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. On July 28, 2014, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.

In total, she has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 21 reaching the top 40, 10 in the top 10, three at number 2, and “You’re No Good” at number 1. This success did not translate to the UK, with only her single “Blue Bayou” reaching the UK Top 40. Her duet with Aaron Neville, “Don’t Know Much”, peaked at number 2 in December 1989. In addition, she has charted 36 albums, 10 top-10 albums and three number 1 albums on the Billboard Pop Album Chart. Her autobiography, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir, was published in September 2013. It debuted in the Top 10 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Ronstadt has collaborated with artists in diverse genres, including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle. She has lent her voice to over 120 albums and has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Christopher Loudon, of Jazz Times, wrote in 2004 that Ronstadt is “blessed with arguably the most sterling set of pipes of her generation.”

After completing her last live concert in late 2009, Ronstadt retired in 2011. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in December 2012, which left her unable to sing. – Wikipedia

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

Coming up shortly on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” will be: David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks, Gloria Gaynor, Robert Winter & Fall, Process & the Doo Rags, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Linda Ronstadt, Major Harris, U2, the Ad-Libs and more. Join me at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT 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.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

Motown-EssentialsThis evening on “Great Soul Performances” it’s time once again for “Motown Remakes.” Those are the fantastic songs that came out of Motown in Detroit and were covered and remade by the top Soul and R&B artists, the top Pop artists and were also passed around in-house, and were remade by other Motown artists as well. We always hear versions we never knew existed, and that’s always a lot of fun. So, on tap we’ve got: Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Jackie Wilson, the Isley Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, the Monitors, Margie Joseph, Michael McDonald, David Ruffin, Luther Vandross, the Marvelettes, Marv Johnson, the Elgins, the Miracles and many others. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, & 4PM PT. I can’t wait. I hope you’ll join me for “Motown Remakes” on “Great Soul Performances” here at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7am ET

70sIt’s “Summer Love Songs of the 70s” this week with Dan Varroney and we’ll feature, Crystal Gayle, Tavares, Paul Davis, Jefferson Starship, Bad Company, Michael Martin Murphey, The Raspberries, Eddie Money, Dean Friedman, Pablo Cruise, Peter Frampton, Gary Wright, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Carly Simon, Sweet, Aerosmith, Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Chicago, Ray Parker Jr & Raydio, Fancy, and so much more, so its Sounds of The 70s Live today at 7:00 am ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay “300th Episode” Blue Eyed Soul Special

Blue Eyed SoulLast December we saluted our “Blue-Eyed” soul brothers and sisters on “Great Soul Performances.” This evening we’ll do it again. You’ll hear the likes of: Tom Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald, the Average White Band, Dusty Springfield, Bobby Cauldwell, KC & the Sunshine Band, Joss Stone, Larry Chance & the Earls, the Blues Brothers; Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi, a new track from my youngest surrogate son Kid Kyle and two “live” concert segments with Kenny Vance & the Planotones featuring Phoebe Snow and one with my buddy Billy Vera & the Beaters. 

 

 

Artist Countdown: Linda Ronstadt Top 50 Hits 12pm ET

Linda-RonstadtLinda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award.

Ronstadt has collaborated with artists from a diverse spectrum of genres including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Flaco Jiménez, Philip Glass, Carla Bley, The Chieftains, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle. She has lent her voice to over 120 albums and has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times noted in 2004, Ronstadt is “Blessed with arguably the most sterling set of pipes of her generation … rarest of rarities – a chameleon who can blend into any background yet remain boldly distinctive … It’s an exceptional gift; one shared by few others.”

In total, she has released over 30 studio albums and 15 compilation or greatest hits albums. Ronstadt charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles, with 21 reaching the top 40, 10 in the top 10, three at #2, and “You’re No Good” at #1. This success did not translate to the UK, with only her single “Blue Bayou” reaching the UK Top 40. Her duet with Aaron Neville, “Don’t Know Much”, peaked at #2 in December 1989. In addition, she has charted 36 albums, 10 top-10 albums and three #1 albums on the Billboard Pop Album Chart.

In a 2011 interview with the Arizona Daily Star she said, “I am 100 percent retired and I’m not doing anything any more”. It was announced publicly in August 2013 that Linda had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in December 2012, which left her unable to sing.

Her autobiography, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir, was released in September 2013. It debuted in the Top 10 on The New York Times Best Sellers List.

Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, 2014. – Wikipedia

1 Blue Bayou
2 Don’t Know Much (with Aaron Neville)
3 When Will I Be Loved
4 You’re No Good
5 Somewhere Out There (with James Ingram)
6 That’ll Be the Day
7 Tracks of My Tears
8 It’s So Easy
9 Back in the U.S.A.
10 Poor Poor Pitiful Me
11 All My Life (with Aaron Neville)
12 Ooh Baby Baby
13 Hurt So Bad
14 Heat Wave
15 I Never Will Marry
16 It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
17 Just One Look
18 When Something Is Wrong with My Baby (with Aaron Neville)
19 Love Has No Pride
20 I Knew You When
21 Telling Me Lies
22 Someone to Lay Down Beside Me
23 Heartbeats Accelerating
24 Adios
25 How Do I Make You
26 What’s New
27 Long, Long Time
28 To Know Him Is To Love Him (Emmylou Harris & Dolly Parton)
29 Silver Threads and Golden Needles
30 Easy for You to Say
31 Blue Train
32 Love Is a Rose
33 Tumbling Dice
34 Get Closer
35 I Can’t Let Go
36 Skylark
37 Those Memories of You
38 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)
39 I’ve Got a Crush on You
40 Crazy
41 The Long Way Around
42 Wildflowers
43 Lose Again
44 Rambler Gambler
45 Alison
46 Walk On
47 The Sweetest Gift (with Emmylou Harris)
48 When I Fall in Love
49 Rock Me on the Water
50 A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes