This RadioMax special features our Library of music from 1980 A2Z.
We complete our review of the RadioMaxMusic Library of 1980 music. This installment features music from Electric Light Orchestra, Pat Benatar, Dr. Hook, Billy Joel, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Tommy James, Eddy Raven, Lou Rawls, Diana Ross, Ambrosia, Bonnie Raitt and many more. We start our travel into the next segment 1981 next Tuesday.
Louis Allen Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, voice actor, and record producer. Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, and had numerous charting singles, most notably his song “You’ll Never Find Another Love like Mine”. He worked as a film, television, and voice actor. He was also a three-time Grammy-winner, all for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
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 . . .
I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend, and that Christmas Day, yesterday, was all you wanted it to be. As the holiday week continues, we’re going to get a jump on New Year’s Eve this evening, as “Great Soul Performances” rolls up the rug prepares to party hardy with music from: Lou Rawls, the Manhattans, Charles Brown, the Shirelles, Chuck Jackson, Bobby Darin, something new from the Coasters, Darlene Love, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan, and a Christmas bag full of many others. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT, and just like last weekend, we will continue the party tomorrow on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” I just ran out of egg nog, so I’ve got to run to the store for more, but I’ll see you later for “G.S.P.” right here on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Coming soon – GSP and GSP2 wiill move to On-Demand exclusively on RadioMaxMusic
Well, with this massive, oppressive heatwave gripping the nation, let’s cool it off with some “Sweet Soul Music” this evening on “Great Soul Performances.” On tap I’ve got songs by: The Temptations, Brenda & the Tabulations, Joe Tex, the Unifics, MFSB, New York City, Ron Tyson & the Ethics, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Donnie Elbert, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, Lou Rawls, Donna Summer; live in concert in N.Y.C. and a “cooler” full of other fantastic songs by fantastic artists. The party begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for your “face in the place” here with “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
I hope you’ll join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances.” I’ve got on the playlist: Lou Rawls, Baby Washington, Little Willie John, the Dells, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Isaac Hayes, Barry White, the Fascinations, Natalie Cole, Joe Cuba, a brief tribute to the late Edward “Dip” “Sonny” Bivans of the Manhattans, the O’Jays live in concert and many others. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. There’ll be an encore performance (if you want to hear this show again) tomorrow at 7PM eastern time following “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” I think you’ll have a good time with a lot of fantastic songs, so join me later for “Great Soul Performances” here on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Louis Allen “Lou” Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He was known for his smooth vocal style: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had “the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game”. Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, and had numerous charting singles, most notably his song “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine”. He worked as a television, motion picture, and voice actor and was known for his frequently used expression, “Yeah, buddy!” Rawls was also a three-time Grammy-winner, all for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.
In December 2005, it was announced that Rawls was being treated for cancer in both his lungs and brain. With his wife of three years by his side, Lou Rawls succumbed to his illness on January 6, 2006, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. – Wikipedia
Weekend two at the “Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts.” On “Great Soul Performances” this evening you’ll hear: Rose Royce, Lou Rawls, the Shirelles, Barbara Acklin, the Impressions, Bettye Swann, the Manhattans, Pharrell Williams, Phil Perry, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Clyde McPhatter “live in concert” at the Apollo Theatre and many more. It’ll begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. We’ll have a good time and I think we’ll all feel “Happy” when “Great Soul Performances” comes to you again from the “Big E” later on RadioMaxMusic.com.
I’m on the fairground of the Eastern States Fair and Exposition; The “Big E,” and that’s where “Great Soul Performances” will be coming from today, West Springfield, Massachusetts. On tap you’l hear: Teddy Pendergrass, Patti Labelle, the Jacksons, 8th Day, James Brown, Inez & Charlie Foxx, the Four Tops, the Three Degrees, the Intruders, Lou Rawls and the “Queen of Disco” Donna Summer; “live in concert” plus a host of others. We had a great opening day yesterday at the fair and we’re expecting a great run. So join me from the “Big E” later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on the 70s Music Station
This edition of Feature Year looks at the hits and music from 2006
Year of Mozart, marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. January 6 – Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933) Died January 19 – Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941) Died January 30 – Coretta Scott King, American civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1927) Died February 10 – J Dilla, American music producer (b. 1974) Died February 22 – Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961) Died March 4 – The final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 receives no response March 6 – King Floyd, American singer (b. 1945) Died April 5 – Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941) Died April 11 – Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973) Died April 11 – June Pointer, American singer (b. 1953) Died May 13 – Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American R&B singer (b. 1949) Died May 19 – Freddie Garrity, English singer (Freddie and the Dreamers) (b. 1940) Died May 25 – Desmond Dekker, Jamaican singer and songwriter (b. 1941) Died June 6 – Billy Preston, American artist and musician (b. 1946) Died June 6 – Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican jazz pianist (b. 1952) Died June 18 – Former Beatle Paul McCartney turns 64 after writing “When I’m Sixty-Four” at age 16. June 25 – Arif Mardin, Turkish-born music producer (b. 1932) Died Syd Barrett, English singer, Pink Floyd, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1946) Died July 15 – Twitter is launched. August 3 – Arthur Lee, American musician (b. 1945) Died August 24 – The International Astronomical Union defines ‘planet’ at its 26th General Assembly, demoting Pluto to the status of ‘dwarf planet’ more than 70 years after its discovery. September 9 – Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955) Died September 20 – John W. Peterson, American composer (b. 1921) Died October 14 – Freddy Fender, American singer (b. 1937) Died November 5 – Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is sentenced to death by hanging by the Iraqi Special Tribunal November 8 – Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing is released November 8 – Basil Poledouris, American composer (b. 1945) Died November 10 – Gerald Levert, American singer (b. 1966) Died November 17 – Ruth Brown, American singer (b. 1928) Died November 22 – John Allan Cameron, Canadian musician (b. 1938) Died November 23 – Anita O’Day, American singer (b. 1919) Died November 24 – Walter Booker, American jazz bassist (b. 1933) Died November 27 – Alan Freeman, Australian-born broadcaster and disc jockey (b. 1927) December 13 – “Homesick” James Williamson, American blues musician (b. 1910) Died December 25 – James Brown, American singer (b. 1933) Died December 26 – Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States (b. 1913) Died December 30 – Saddam Hussein, 5th President of Iraq (executed by hanging) (b. 1937)