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Monday 10pm ET: LP Lounge with Willie B

I’m Still in Love with You is the fifth studio album by the American gospel and soul singer Al Green, released on October 23, 1972, on Hi Records. Recording sessions took place during 1972. The album was produced solely by Willie Mitchell. The album peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200 and number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and produced four singles: “Love and Happiness” which was rated ninety-eight on Rolling Stones’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time as well as “I’m Still in Love with You” and “Look What You Done for Me” which were top five hits on the US Pop Chart. In 2003, the album was ranked number 285 on the 500 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone, and 286 in a 2012 revised list.

1. “I’m Still in Love with You” 3:12
2. “I’m Glad You’re Mine” 2:57
3. “Love and Happiness” 5:07
4. “What a Wonderful Thing Love Is” 3:40
5. “Simply Beautiful” 4:11
6. “Oh, Pretty Woman” 3:23
7. “For the Good Times” 6:27
8. “Look What You Done for Me” 3:05
9. “One of These Good Old Days” 3:24

Call Me is the sixth album by soul singer Al Green. It is widely regarded as Green’s masterpiece, and has been called one of the best soul albums ever made. In 2003 the TV network VH1 named it the 70th greatest album in any genre. Call Me was a Top 10 Billboard Pop Album, and the third #1 Soul Album. In 2003, the album was ranked number 289 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and 290 in a 2012 revised list. Praised for his emotive singing style, Green here incorporates country influences, covering both Willie Nelson and Hank Williams. This album contained three top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100: “You Ought to Be with Me,” “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” and “Call Me (Come Back Home).”

1. “Call Me (Come Back Home)”  3:03
2. “Have You Been Making Out O.K.” 3:42
3. “Stand Up” 3:25
4. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” 3:10
5. “Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun” 3:09
6. “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” 4:14
7. “Funny How Time Slips Away” 5:33
8. “You Ought to Be with Me” 3:15
9. “Jesus Is Waiting” 5:36

 

 

 

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Two Queen LP’s are featured – A Night At The Opera and A Day At The Races.

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Minnie Julia Riperton-Rudolph (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979), was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single “Lovin’ You” and her five-octave coloratura soprano range. She is also widely known for her use of the whistle register and has been referred to by the media as the “Queen of the whistle register”. Born in 1947, Riperton grew up in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. As a child, she studied music, drama and dance at Chicago’s Lincoln Center. In her teen years, she sang lead vocals for the Chicago-based girl group the Gems. Her early affiliation with the legendary Chicago-based Chess Records afforded her the opportunity to sing backup for various established artists such as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Ramsey Lewis, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters. While at Chess, Riperton also sang lead for the experimental rock/soul group Rotary Connection, from 1967 to 1971.

On April 5, 1975, Riperton reached the apex of her career with her No. 1 single “Lovin’ You”. The single was the last release from her 1974 gold album titled Perfect Angel. In January 1976, Riperton was diagnosed with breast cancer and, in April, she underwent a radical mastectomy. By the time of diagnosis, the cancer had metastasized and she was given about six months to live. Despite the grim prognosis, she continued recording and touring. She was one of the first celebrities to go public with her breast cancer diagnosis but did not disclose she was terminally ill. In 1977, she became a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. In 1978, she received the American Cancer Society’s Courage Award, which was presented to her at the White House by President Jimmy Carter. Riperton died of cancer on July 12, 1979 at age 31.

Riperton was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph from August 1970 until her death in July 1979. Together, Riperton and Rudolph had two children; music engineer Marc Rudolph (b. 1968) and actress/comedian Maya Rudolph (b. 1972).

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B (Debut Season 2)

The Best of Bread is a multi-platinum compilation album by the band Bread released in 1973 by Elektra Records. The original album contains 12 songs that were first released between 1969 and 1972.

In addition to the usual 2 channel stereo version the album was also released by Elektra in a 4 channel quadraphonic version in 1973. The quadraphonic version was released on LP record, 8-track tape and reel to reel tape. The quadraphonic LP was encoded using the Quadradisc system.

The 2001 CD re-issue by Rhino has eight additional tracks including several from the 1974 album The Best of Bread, Volume 2, along with the November 1976 single Lost Without Your Love.

In 2015 Audio Fidelity released the 12 song album on the Super Audio CD format. This edition contains both stereo and quadraphonic mixes.

Side one
“Make It with You” – 3:15
“Everything I Own” – 3:06
“Diary” – 3:05
“Baby I’m-a Want You” – 2:25
“It Don’t Matter to Me” – 2:41
“If” – 2:33
“Mother Freedom” – 2:55
“Down on My Knees” (Gates, James Griffin) – 2:44
“Too Much Love” (Griffin, Robb Royer) – 2:45
“Let Your Love Go”- 2:25
“Look What You’ve Done” (Griffin, Royer) – 3:10
“Truckin'” (Griffin, Royer) – 2:31

Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American soul group The Chi-Lites. The album was released in 1972 on the Brunswick label.

1. “Oh Girl” 3:48
2. “I Wanna Pay You Back” 2:56
3. “I Like Your Lovin’ (Do You Like Mine)” 3:36
4. “Give It Away” 2:50
5. “Let Me Be the Man My Daddy Was” 3:33
6. “Love Uprising” 2:32
7. “The Coldest Days of My Life (Part I)” 4:27
8. “The Coldest Days of My Life (Part II)” 4:15
9. “Have You Seen Her” 5:10
10. “(For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People” 3:50
11. “Are You My Woman” 3:06
12. “We Are Neighbors” 3:39
13. “Living in the Footsteps of Another Man” 2:57
14. “I’m Ready If I Don’t Get To Go” 4:21
15. “24 Hours Of Sadness” 2:11
16. “A Lonely Man” 6:23

 

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

War Child is the seventh studio album by Jethro Tull, released in October 1974. It was released almost a year and a half after the release of A Passion Play. The turmoil over criticism of the previous album surrounded the production of War Child, which obliged the band to do press conferences and explain their plans for the future.

1. “War Child” 4:35
2. “Queen and Country” 3:00
3. “Ladies” 3:17
4. “Back-Door Angels” 5:30
5. “Sealion” 3:37
6. “Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day” 4:09
7. “Bungle in the Jungle” 3:35
8. “Only Solitaire” 1:38
9. “The Third Hoorah” 4:49
10. “Two Fingers” 5:11

Aqualung is the fourth studio album by the rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1971. It is regarded, despite the band’s disagreement, as a concept album featuring a central theme of “the distinction between religion and God”. The album’s “dour musings on faith and religion” have marked it as “one of the most cerebral albums ever to reach millions of rock listeners”. Aqualung’s success signalled a turning point in the band’s career, which went on to become a major radio and touring act.

Recorded at Island Records’ studio in London, it was their first album with John Evan as a full-time member, their first with new bassist Jeffrey Hammond, and last album featuring Clive Bunker on drums. Something of a departure from the band’s previous work, the album features more acoustic material than previous releases; and—inspired by photographs of homeless people on the Thames Embankment taken by singer Ian Anderson’s wife Jennie—contains a number of recurring themes, addressing religion along with Anderson’s own personal experiences.

Aqualung has sold more than seven million units worldwide, and is thus Jethro Tull’s best-selling album. The album was generally well-received critically and has been included on several music magazine best-of lists. The album spawned two singles, “Hymn 43” and “Locomotive Breath”.

1. “Aqualung” 6:34
2. “Cross-Eyed Mary” 4:06
3. “Cheap Day Return” 1:21
4. “Mother Goose” 3:51
5. “Wond’ring Aloud” 1:53
6. “Up to Me” 3:15

1. “My God” 7:08
2. “Hymn 43” 3:14
3. “Slipstream” 1:13
4. “Locomotive Breath” 4:23
5. “Wind-Up” 6:01

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Two albums featured this evening.   Santana’s Abraxas and Steely Dan’s Can’t Buy A Thrill.