Tag: Michael Jackson

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Michael Jackson – HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I is the ninth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on June 20, 1995. It was the fifth Jackson album released through Epic Records, and the first on his label MJJ Productions. It comprises two discs: HIStory Begins, a greatest hits compilation, and HIStory Continues, comprising new material written and produced by Jackson and collaborators. The album features appearances from Shaquille O’Neal, Slash and The Notorious B.I.G. The genres of it span R&B, pop, hip hop, elements of hard rock and funk rock. The themes include environmental awareness, isolation, greed, suicide, injustice, and Jackson’s conflicts and common-ground with the media.

Starting in the late 1980s, Jackson and the tabloid press had a difficult relationship. In 1993, the relationship between Jackson and the press collapsed when he was accused of child sexual abuse. Although he was not charged, Jackson was subject to intense media scrutiny while the criminal investigation took place. Several of the album’s 15 new songs pertain to the child sexual abuse allegations made against him in 1993 and Jackson’s perceived mistreatment by the media, mainly the tabloids. Because of this, HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I has been described as Jackson’s most “personal” album.

HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, among nineteen other countries. Six singles were released including the protest songs “Earth Song” and “They Don’t Care About Us”. “Scream/Childhood”, a duet between Jackson and his sister Janet, debuted at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first song in history to debut in the top five of the chart. “You Are Not Alone” was the first song in history to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It was Jackson’s final number-one single. Though the album received generally positive reviews, the lyrics of “They Don’t Care About Us” drew accusations of antisemitism; Jackson said the lines had been misinterpreted and replaced them on later pressings.

Jackson embarked on the HIStory World Tour which grossed $165 million (equivalent to $268 million in 2019), making it the highest-grossing solo concert tour of the 1990s. It was Jackson’s third and final concert tour as a solo artist. The tour attracted more than 4.5 million fans from 58 cities in 35 countries around the world. HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I has sold over 22 million copies worldwide[2], making it one of the best-selling albums of all time, and the best-selling multi-disc album. In August 2018, it was certified 8x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It was nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning Best Music Video – Short Form for “Scream”. In 2001, the greatest hits disc was reissued as Greatest Hits: HIStory, Volume I.

1. “Billie Jean” (from Thriller, 1982) 4:54
2. “The Way You Make Me Feel” (from Bad, 1987) 4:58
3. “Black or White” (from Dangerous, 1991) 4:16
4. “Rock with You” (from Off the Wall, 1979) 3:40
5. “She’s Out of My Life” (from Off the Wall) 3:38
6. “Bad” (from Bad) 4:07
7. “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” (duet with Siedah Garrett) 4:13
8. “Man in the Mirror” (from Bad) 5:19
9. “Thriller” (from Thriller) 5:58
10. “Beat It” (from Thriller) 4:18
11. “The Girl Is Mine” (duet with Paul McCartney) 3:42
12. “Remember the Time” (from Dangerous) 4:00
13. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (from Off the Wall) 6:06
14. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” (from Thriller) 6:03
15. “Heal the World” (from Dangerous) 6:25

1. “Scream” (duet with Janet Jackson) 4:38
2. “They Don’t Care About Us” 4:44
3. “Stranger In Moscow” 5:44
4. “This Time Around” (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.) 4:21
5. “Earth Song” 6:48
6. “D.S.” (featuring Slash) 4:49
7. “Money” 4:42
8. “Come Together” (recorded in 1988) 4:03
9. “You Are Not Alone” 5:46
10. “Childhood” 4:28
11. “Tabloid Junkie” 4:33
12. “2 Bad” (featuring Shaquille O’Neal) 4:50
13. “HIStory” 6:38
14. “Little Susie” 6:15
15. “Smile” 4:56

 

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” I’ve got some nice songs for you from artists like: The Whispers, the Mad Lads, Lloyd Price, Theola Kilgore, Eugene Pitt, Blue Magic, the Five Stairsteps, the Shells, the Dells, Billy Stewart, Raphael Saadiq, Freddie Scott, the Magnificent Men; live at the Uptown Theatre in Philadelphia, and so much more. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Then at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: Diana Ross, Al Jarreau, Cameo, Marvin Gaye, Gene Chandler, Rick James & Teena Marie, the Main Ingredient, Etta James, the Spinners, Michael Jackson, George Benson and others. Encore time tomorrow Sunday as usual at 5PM eastern time. It’s all good with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. I think by this time, many of you have heard of the passing of another of my childhood buddies from our neighborhood, Leroy Binns of the Charts, the Cadillacs and the Del Vikings. Next Saturday I’ll be paying tribute to Lee on “G.S.P.” and I hope you’ll join me for it.

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” we will pay tribute to and salute the late Herb Cox of the Cleftones, who passed away one week ago today, December 7th.

We will play all the hits of the Cleftones, plus you’ll hear Herb in his own words during an interview I did with him when Lar Enterprises produced their TV show “Our Doo Wop Journey.” And guess what”? Back in 1981, I was in the Cleftones for a hot minute alongside Herb, Charles James and the late Tony Gaines, and I’m gonna play a few songs of us singing during a practice session. I think you’ll enjoy the tribute. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Right afterwards comes “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist are: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Blondie, Barry & Glodean White, Grandmaster Flash, Cliff Richard, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Johnny Mathis, Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, Dr. Hook and many more. Start time is 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. I can’t wait for you to join me for our tribute to the late Herb Cox & the Cleftones this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week we feature music from:  Kurtis Blow, Lionel Richie, Supertramp, Pat Benatar, Beastie Boys, Joe Jackson, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Blondie, David Lee Roth and more . . .

Tuesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Tom Petty, Steely Dan, Toto, Huey Lewis and The News, Steve Perry, Styx, Billy Idol, Stars On 45, Traveling Wilburys, Michael Jackson, George Harrison and many more . . .

Thursday 6pm: Feature Artist – Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the “King of Pop”, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers. Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records, and in the early 1980s, became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those for “Beat It”, “Billie Jean”, and “Thriller” from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. Their popularity helped bring the television channel MTV to fame. Bad (1987) was the first album to produce five US Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles.[nb 1] He continued to innovate throughout the 1990s with videos such as “Black or White” and “Scream”, and forged a reputation as a touring artist. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized complicated dance techniques such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His sound and style have influenced artists of various genres.

Jackson is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated sales of over 350 million records worldwide;[nb 2] Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, with estimated sales of 66 million copies worldwide. His other albums, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world’s best-selling. He won hundreds of awards (more than any other artist in the history of popular music), has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, and is the only pop or rock artist to have been inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame. His other achievements include Guinness world records (including the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time), 15 Grammy Awards (including the Legend and Lifetime Achievement awards), 26 American Music Awards (more than any other artist), and 13 number-one US singles (more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era). Jackson was the first artist to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades. In 2016, his estate earned $825 million, the highest yearly amount for a celebrity ever recorded by Forbes.

In the late 1980s, Jackson became a figure of controversy for his changing appearance, relationships, behavior and lifestyle. In 1993, he was accused of sexually abusing the child of a family friend. The accusation was settled out of court. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges. In 2009, while preparing for a series of comeback concerts, This Is It, Jackson died from an overdose of sedatives administered by his personal physician, Conrad Murray. Jackson’s fans around the world expressed their grief, and his public memorial service was broadcast live. The 2019 documentary Leaving Neverland detailed renewed child sexual abuse allegations and led to an international backlash against Jackson.

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80s, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Cyndi Lauper, M. Pat Benatar, Leslie Pearl, Pointer Sisters, Timbuk 3 and more. . . 

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

On this very cold Saturday, I’ll try to warm you up this evening with some “Hot Soul Music” on “Great Soul Performances.” On tap are: Lou Rawls, First Choice, Lenny Welch, the Jacksons, the Temptations, the Sylvers, Angel Rissoff, Phil Granito, the Radiants, Bob Marley, the Isley Brothers, the Velours, Stevie Wonder; live in concert from the White House and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Following at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, comes “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where you’ll hear: Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, the Isley Brothers, the Gap Band, Jocelyn Brown & Inner Life, Sheila E. & Prince, Alexander O’Neal, Gloria Estefan and more.

Both shows will air encore performances tomorrow Sunday, after the next installment of the “Disco Top 700 Countdown” at 3PM eastern time. Spend the weekend with me and the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Michael Jackson Top 60 Hits

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the “King of Pop”, he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world and one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Jackson’s contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those of “Beat It”, “Billie Jean”, and “Thriller” from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped bring the television channel MTV to fame. Jackson’s 1987 album Bad spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Bad”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “Man in the Mirror”, and “Dirty Diana”, becoming the first album to have five number-one singles in the nation. He continued to innovate with videos such as “Black or White” and “Scream” throughout the 1990s, and forged a reputation as a touring solo artist. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous artists of various music genres.

Jackson became a figure of controversy in the 1980s due to his changing physical appearance, his relationships and behavior. In 1993, he was accused of sexually abusing the child of a family friend; the case led to an investigation but was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. In 2005, he was tried and acquitted of further child sexual abuse allegations and several other charges after the jury found him not guilty on all counts. While preparing for his comeback concert series, This Is It, Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication in 2009, after suffering from cardiac arrest. The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled his death a homicide, and his personal physician, Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Jackson’s death triggered a global outpouring of grief, and a live broadcast of his public memorial service was viewed around the world. Forbes ranked Jackson as the top-earning deceased celebrity for the fifth consecutive year in 2017. His estate earned $825 million in 2016, the highest yearly amount ever recorded by the magazine. – Wikipedia

1 We Are the World (as a member of the USA for Africa)
2 Black or White
3 Billie Jean
4 Beat It
5 Bad
6 You Are Not Alone
7 Scream (with Janet Jackson)
8 Remember the Time
9 Say Say Say (with Paul McCartney)
10 I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett)
11 Somebody’s Watching Me (with Rockwell and Jermaine Jackson)
12 Thriller
13 Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
14 You Rock My World
15 Dirty Diana
16 The Way You Make Me Feel
17 Blood on the Dance Floor
18 Heal the World
19 In the Closet
20 Love Never Felt So Good (with Justin Timberlake)
21 Jam
22 Who Is It
23 Another Part of Me
24 Rock with You
25 Earth Song
26 They Don’t Care About Us
27 Smooth Criminal
28 Man in the Mirror
29 Will You Be There
30 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
31 Stranger in Moscow
32 Do the Bartman (with The Simpsons)
33 Give In to Me
34 The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
35 Leave Me Alone
36 Ben
37 History
38 Muscles (with Diana Ross)
39 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
40 Human Nature
41 Liberian Girl
42 She’s Out of My Life
43 Off the Wall
44 Gone Too Soon
45 Rockin’ Robin
46 Farewell My Summer Love
47 One Day in Your Life
48 Get It (with Stevie Wonder)
49 We’re Almost There
50 Got to Be There
51 Ease on Down the Road (with Diana Ross)
52 State of Independence (with Donna Summer & Friends)
53 Happy
54 Ain’t No Sunshine
55 Centipede (with Rebbie Jackson & The Weather Girls)
56 Hollywood Tonight
57 Just a Little Bit of You
58 I Wanna Be Where You Are
59 Girlfriend
60 Butterflies

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” we’ll have: Bruno Mars, the Independents, the Marvelettes, the Meters, the Clovers, the Cleftones, Jackie Wilson, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Isley Brothers, the Dells, Eugene Pitt, Tower Of Power, John Legend-Jamie Foxx-Nick Jonas & Seal; live in concert at The White House and more. It happens at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. A reminder: next Saturday will be our annual Christmas Show. Coming up later on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” on tap will be: Run D.M.C., GQ, Earth, Wind & Fire, Main Ingredient, Ashford & Simpson, the Sugarhill Gang, Michael Jackson, Ann Peebles, the Average White Band, Weird Al Yankovic and several others. “G.S.P. 2” begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. It’s all good, and I think you’ll have a wonderful time. Check us out later for the music and the fun on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. This evening on “Great Soul Performances” we’ll be playing music by: Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight & the Pips; the return my group the Laddins, Dinah Washington, Chuck Jackson, Blue Magic, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Cliff Perkins & Soul Generation, my former co-worker at WWRL, Enoch Hawthorne Gregory; the Dixie Drifter, James Brown, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Stevie Wonder; live in concert, and much, much more.

Right after comes “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at 9PM ET, where you’ll hear: The Whispers, Barry White, the Dells, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, the Beastie Boys, Stevie Wonder, Lakeside, Marvin Gaye, Vaughan Mason & the Crew, Michael Jackson and many others. So you see, it’s all good later this evening with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the “Home Of The Hits” RadioMaxMusic.Com. I’ll be looking for you.

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

It’s mid-week once again, yes it’s “Hump Day,” and on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” today, I’ll be playing for you: The Spinners, Ray, Goodman & Brown, New Edition, Atlantic Starr, Richard “Dimples” Fields, the Dells, Lipps, Inc., Michael Jackson, Lakeside, Ben E. King and more. It’s starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT. It’s gonna be good this evening, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the home of the greatest hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

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

Gsp 2 NewOnce again it’s Wednesday; mid-week, (you know what we call it) and time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” On the playlist: Michael Jackson, the Manhattan Transfer, Luther Vandross, Dynasty, Gene Chandler, Donna Summer, Debbie Harry & Blondie, the Capris, Billy Joel, Stephanie Mills and others. The show begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the home of the greatest hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s, RadioMaxMusic.Com. Happy You Know What Day. Later ‘Gator!

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

gsp-bjIt’s mid-week once again and time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” Entertaining you this evening will be: Michael Jackson, my former WWRL co-worker, Imhotep Gary Byrd, Skyy, the S.O.S. Band, George Clinton, Gerald Albright, Process & the Doo Rags, Rory Dodd (with Bonnie Tyler Ha! Ha! Ha!), Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and more. Drop on by at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM MT. Enjoy “Hump Day” and join me later this evening for the music on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the home of the “Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances Halloween with Bobby Jay

happy_halloweenIt’s “All Hallows’ Eve” which means that this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” it will be our annual “Halloween Show.” I’ve rounded up the usual suspects, so you can be assured that you’ll be hearing from the likes of: Michael Jackson, Vincent Price, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Ray Stevens, the Cadillacs, Bobby “Boris” Pickett, the Coasters, Jimmy Castor & his nefarious Bunch, Bette Midler, Jeff Richmond & Tracy Morgan, Queen Latifah, Ray Parker, Jr., Rockapella and many other “Ghouls,” “Goblins,” “Werewolves,” “Witches,” and “Zombies.” The frightfest begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Don’t forget to bring plenty of wolfsbane for Larry Talbot and tana leaves to brew tea for the “Mummy” when we get together later tonight for our “Halloween Show” on “Great Soul Performances” straight out of the crypt on RadioMaxMusic.Com.