Tag: Luther Vandross

Wednesday 2/2/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Luther Vandross – The Ultimate Luther Vandross (2006)

The Ultimate Luther Vandross is a greatest hits album by American R&B/soul singer Luther Vandross, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). The compilation was re-released in 2006 with a different track listing, along with two previously unreleased songs. The unreleased cut “Got You Home” which appears on the 2006 edition of the compilation, earned Vandross a posthumous nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 49th Grammy Awards in 2007.

“Shine” 4:50
“Got You Home” 3:38
“Never Too Much” 3:50
“Take You Out” 3:26

“Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)” 4:32
“Here and Now” 5:22
“Dance with My Father” 4:25
“A House Is Not a Home” 7:08
“Give Me the Reason” 4:45
“I’d Rather” 4:19
“Any Love” 5:00

“Power of Love/Love Power” 4:19
“Think About You” 3:28
“Wait for Love” 4:16
“Your Secret Love” 4:01
“The Closer I Get to You” 4:25

“Buy Me a Rose” 3:48
“Endless Love” (Duet with Mariah Carey) 4:18
“Shine” (The Freemasons Mix) 4:51
“Power of Love/Love Power” (The Dance Radio Mix) 6:30
“Can Heaven Wait” (David Harness Soulful Club Mix) 7:19
“Take You Out Tonight” (Allstar Remix) 3:45
“I’d Rather” (Mike Rizzo Global Mix) 3:36
“‘Til My Baby Comes Home” (Dance Version) 7:38
“Stop to Love” (12″ Mix) 5:32

Sunday 3/28/21 1:15am ET: Feature LP: Quincy Jones – Back On The Block (1989)

Back on the Block is a 1989 studio album, released November 8, produced by Quincy Jones. The album features legendary musicians and singers from across three generations, including Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Take 6, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Ray Charles and a 12-year-old Tevin Campbell.

1 “Prologue (2Q’s Rap)” 1:04
2 “Back on the Block” 6:34
3 “I Don’t Go for That” 5:11
4 “I’ll Be Good to You” 4:54
5 “The Verb To Be (Introduction to Wee B. Dooinit)” 0:29
6 “Wee B. Dooinit (Acapella Party by the Human Bean Band)” 3:34
7 “The Places You Find Love” 6:25
8 “Jazz Corner of the World (Introduction to “Birdland”)” 2:54
9 “Birdland” 5:33
10 “Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)” 5:05
11 “One Man Woman” 3:44
12 “Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)” 4:46
13 “Prelude to the Garden” 0:54
14 “The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)” 6:41

Quincy Jones – lead vocals (track 1), choir conductor (7), handclaps (2, 6, 9), drums (6), drum machine (2), M1 pads (10)
Gerald Albright – alto saxophone solo (tracks 10, 12)
Nadirah Ali – background vocals (track 3)
Maxi Anderson – background vocals (track 7)
George Benson – guitar solo (tracks 8–10)
Peggi Blu – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Michael Boddicker – drum machine (track 2), M1 pads (10), synth pads (10), synth programming (4, 7, 9)
McKinley Brown – background vocals (track 12)
Ollie E. Brown – percussion (track 12)
Jorge Calandrelli – synth strings (track 13)
Tevin Campbell – lead vocals (tracks 2, 12)
Ray Charles – lead vocals (track 4)
Paulinho da Costa – percussion (track 10, sampled on 7)
Andraé Crouch – vocal arranger, choir conductor, background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Sandra Crouch – choir conductor (track 2), background vocals (2, 7)
Miles Davis – trumpet solo (tracks 8–9)
El DeBarge – lead and background vocals (track 14)
George Duke – keyboard solo (track 11), Fender Rhodes solo (10)
Chad Durio – backing vocals (track 12)
Sheila E. – timbales solo (track 11)
Nathan East – bass guitar (track 9)
Geary Lanier Faggett – background vocals (track 7)
Vonciele Faggett – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Ella Fitzgerald – lead vocals (tracks 6, 8–9)
Kenneth Ford – background vocals (track 12)
Jania Foxworth – background vocals (track 12)
Siedah Garrett – lead vocals (tracks 3, 6–7, 11), background vocals (tracks 3, 11, 14, sampled on 7, additional on 4), choir director (12)
Tammi Gibson – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Dizzy Gillespie – trumpet solo (tracks 8–9)
James Gilstrap – background vocals (track 4)
J. C. Gomez – African percussion (track 2)
Jackie Gouche – background vocals (track 7)
Gary Grant – trumpet (track 9)
Reginale Green – background vocals (track 12)
Herbie Hancock – keyboard solo (tracks 3, 7, 10), synth pads (10)
Alex Harris – background vocals (track 12)
Howard Hewett – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Jerry Hey – trumpet (track 9), additional keyboards (7)
Jennifer Holliday – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Pattie Howard – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Ice-T – rap (track 2)
James Ingram – lead vocals (track 14), additional background vocals (4), sampled background vocals (7)
Jesse Jackson – narrator (track 2)
Paul Jackson Jr. – sampled guitar (track 7)
Al Jarreau – vocals (track 6)
George Johnson – guitar (track 4), sampled background vocals (4)
Louis Johnson – Moog synth bass (tracks 2, 4), bass guitar (2, 4, sampled on 7), sampled background vocals (4)
Tiffany Johnson – background vocals (track 12)
Jean Johnson-McRath – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Big Daddy Kane – rap (vocals) (tracks 2, 8)
Randy Kerber – keyboards (track 12), sampled keyboards (7), sampled synthesizer (7)
Chaka Khan – lead vocals (tracks 4, 7)
Michael Landau – sampled guitar (track 7)
Rhett Lawrence – Fairlight bass and analog guitar synthesizer (track 7)
Edie Lehman – background vocals (tracks 6, 7)
Steve Lukather – guitar (tracks 12, 14)
Clif Magness – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Harvey Mason Sr. – drums (track 4)
Donovan McCrary – background vocals (track 12)
Howard McCrary – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Bobby McFerrin – vocals, additional percussion (track 6)
Melle Mel – rap (track 2)
Kool Moe Dee – rap (tracks 2, 8)
James Moody – alto saxophone solo (tracks 8–9)
Perry Morgan – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
David Paich – keyboards (tracks 4, 10, additional on 7)
Phil Perry – additional background vocals (track 4)
Tyren Perry – background vocals (track 12)
Greg Phillinganes – keyboards (tracks 2, 4, 10–11), Fender Rhodes (12, 14)
Steve Porcaro – synth programming (tracks 2, 4, 7, 10)
Ian Prince – keyboards (tracks 3–4, 9–11), vocoder (6), background vocals (3)
Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone (track 9)
John Robinson – drums (tracks 12, 14, sampled on 7)
Derrick Schofield – background vocals (track 7)
Caiphus Semenya – background vocals (track 2)
Shane Shoaf – background vocals (track 12)
Alfie Silas – background vocals (tracks 2, 7)
Neil Stubenhaus – synth bass (track 12), bass guitar (14)
Rose Stone – choir director (track 12), background vocals (2, 7)
Bill Summers – percussion (track 8, African on 2, additional on 7), hindewhu
Al B. Sure! – lead and background vocals (track 14)
Bruce Swedien – recording engineer (all tracks), mixing (all tracks), kick & snare drums (tracks 4, 14)
Take 6 – background vocals (tracks 1, 6, 10)
Rod Temperton – drum machine (tracks 1–2), handclaps (2, 6, 9)
Ian Underwood – handclaps (tracks 2, 6, 9), synth programming (3–4, 10)
Luther Vandross – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Sarah Vaughan – lead vocals (tracks 6, 8–10)
Mervyn Warren – background vocals (tracks 1, 6, 10), voices (5)
Dionne Warwick – sampled background vocals (track 7)
Barry White – lead vocals (track 14)
Larry Williams – saxophone (track 9), keyboards (9, 13–14, sampled on 7), sampled synthesizer (7), synth programming (3–4, 11, 13–14)
Syreeta Wright – sampled background vocals (track 4)
Charity Young – background vocals (track 12)
Michael C. Young – synth programming (track 9)
Joe Zawinul – synthesizer solo (tracks 2, 8), sampled synthesizer (9)

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s (7p – 9p ET)

GspRadio2As we prepare to wrap up the Thanksgiving Day Weekend, this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” I’ll be presenting songs by: Luther Vandross, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Tierra, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Phoebe Snow, the Pointer Sisters, Tavares, New Edition, tracks by two of my former co-workers at WWRL in New York City; Gerry Bledsoe with the Fatback Band, and Gary Imhotep Byrd with his G.B.E., plus a lot more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for yours truly and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

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

Big eI’ve been so busy on the fairgrounds of the Eastern States Fair and Expositon; The Big E, that I didnt have much time to tell about this evening’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” until now. So here goes. You’re gonna hear: Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Anita Baker & the Winans, Rick James & the Temptations, the Dazz Band, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Carl Carlton, Atlantic Starr and a whole lot more. We’ll begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I hope you’ll join me later for the Sound of Soul, 80’s style, on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay

bobbyjayrmWanna hear some fantabulous songs from the decade of the 80s? Then check me out this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com, when I host “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” where I’ve selected music for your listening pleasure from artists such as: Anita Baker, Rick James & Teena Marie, the Commodores, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Luther Vandross, the Beastie Boys ( with the voice of a sampled Jimmy Castor), Robert Winters & Fall, Rodney Franklin, the Bar-Kays, Tom Browne and a bunch of other great artists. I’ll be here looking for you at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. So you see, you’re welcome, stop on by. Check you later, ‘gator. It’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” all over the universe.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

GSP-LOGO“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” comes your way this Sunday afternoon with music from: Shalamar, the Crown Heights Affair, Luther Vandross, Atlantic Starr, Larry Graham, Sade, New Edition, Vesta Williams, Regina Belle & Peabo Bryson, Phoebe Snow, Lakeside and others. It kicks off at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT and it is immediately followed at 7PM eastern time by an encore of last evening’s “Great Soul Performances” if you missed it, or want to hear it again. So join me for four hours of “Sweet Soul Music” this Sunday afternoon, on the best radio station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

Souls Hits 80sThis afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” you’ll hear music by: Prince, GQ, Gene Chandler, Eric B. & Rakim, Luther Vandross, the Gap Band, El DeBarge, the Average White Band, Fonda Rae, New Kids On The Block, Third World and more. It begins at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT, and will be followed by an encore of last night’s “Beach Music” show on “Great Soul Performances” at 7PM eastern. A nice four hours of music awaits you today with me and RadioMaxMusic.com.

 

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 10p ET #GSP

i-love-the-80sCheck out “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s later today, when you’ll hear songs by: Janet Jackson, Bob Marley, Chaka Khan, the Beastie Boys, Luther Vandross, Isley, Jasper, Isley, Meli’sa Morgan, New Edition, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Oran “Juice” Jones, Babyface and more. We begin at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT with encore performances on Friday at 12Noon, Saturday at 5PM and Sunday at 7PM; all times eastern. So join me this evening for a fantastic time musically with wonderful songs from the 80’s on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com.