Tuesday 11pm: Top 100 Albums of The 70’s – #98 – Neil Young – After The Gold Rush (1970)

May 7, 2019
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The Top 100 Albums of The 70’s

#98 – Neil Young – After The Gold Rush (1970)

After the Gold Rush is the third studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, released in September 1970 on Reprise Records. It is one of four high-profile albums released by each member of folk rock collective Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the wake of their chart-topping 1970 album Déjà Vu. Gold Rush consists mainly of country folk music, along with the rocking “Southern Man”, inspired by the Dean Stockwell-Herb Bermann screenplay After the Gold Rush.

After the Gold Rush peaked at number eight on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart; the two singles taken from the album, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and “When You Dance I Can Really Love”, made it to number 33 and number 93 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite a mixed initial reaction, it has since appeared on a number of “greatest albums” lists.

1. “Tell Me Why” 2:54
2. “After the Gold Rush” 3:45
3. “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” 3:05
4. “Southern Man” 5:31
5. “Till the Morning Comes” 1:17

1. “Oh, Lonesome Me” 3:47
2. “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” 2:56
3. “Birds” 2:34
4. “When You Dance I Can Really Love” 4:05
5. “I Believe in You” 3:24
6. “Cripple Creek Ferry” 1:34

Thursday 10pm: Feature LP: Neil Young – Songs For Judy (2018)

December 13, 2018
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Songs for Judy captures Neil Young at his mercurial peak, writing songs too fast to release and scrapping albums too fast to remember. In November 1976, on a tour backed by the reunited Crazy Horse, he opened with solo acoustic sets at his buzzed and intimate best. Sanctioned photographer and taper Joel Bernstein and teenage rock journalist Cameron Crowe sorted through recordings of that run, compiling a 20-plus-track mix that, when leaked and bootlegged, eventually came to be known as The Bernstein Tapes. Long circulated among fans, it is perhaps the definitive document of Young in his archetypal solo acoustic guise.

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/neil-young-songs-for-judy/

1. Songs for Judy (Intro)
2. Too Far Gone
3. No One Seems to Know
4. Heart of Gold
5. White Line
6. Love Is a Rose
7. After the Gold Rush
8. Human Highway
9. Tell Me Why
10. Mr. Soul
11. Mellow My Mind
12. Give Me Strength
13. A Man Needs a Maid
14. Roll Another Number
15. Journey Through the Past
16. Harvest
17. Campaigner
18. Old Laughing Lady
19. The Losing End
20. Here We Are In the Years
21. The Needle and the Damage Done
22. Pocahontas
23. Sugar Mountain

Sunday with Ron Kovacs (8a – 12p) ET

December 6, 2015
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SundayJoin Ron Kovacs for another edition of Sunday.  This week music from Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull, Steeleye Span, The Band, The Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Mamas & the Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, Ryan Adams, Joan Armatrading, Beck, Jackson Browne, Harry Chapin, Tracy Chapman, Jim Croce, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Dan Fogleberg, Steve Forbert, Ben Howard, Carole King, Mark Knopfler, Gordon Lightfoot, Van Morrison, Patrick Park, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Teddy Thompson, Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Warren Zevon and more . .. .   Live starting 8am on RadioMaxMusic.

Artist Countdown: Rick James Top 25 Hits 6p ET @RadioMax

January 30, 2014
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rick-jamesRick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.; February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was an American musician and composer.

James started his singing career fronting doo-wop and rhythm and blues bands in his hometown of Buffalo, New York in the early 1960s, with his vocal style influenced by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and David Ruffin. After entering the United States Navy to avoid conscription after he dropped out of high school, James deserted and relocated to Toronto, Canada where he resumed his music career. While there, James formed the rock-soul fusion band Mynah Birds, whose lineup once included a young Neil Young. James’ tenure with the Mynah Birds was interrupted after he was discovered recording with the group in Motown in the 1960s, and surrendered to military authorities serving out a one-year sentence in a prison in Buffalo. James returned to Canada where he resumed the Mynah Birds, though the band eventually split; James relocated to California where he started a series of rock bands. He also had a period where he served as a staff writer with Motown (under an assumed name) before he left the label.

In 1977, he signed with the Gordy Records subsidiary of Motown as a recording artist where in 1978, he recorded his first album, Come Get It!, which sold over a million copies at the time of its release. He would go on to score several popular hits on the pop and R&B charts, including four number-one hits on the latter chart. James became noted not only as a hit maker on his own recordings but also produced successful recordings for the likes of Teena Marie, the Mary Jane Girls, the Temptations, Eddie Murphy and Smokey Robinson. His best-selling recording, 1981’s Street Songs, sold over three million copies helping to renew sagging fortunes in Motown.

Addictions to cocaine and crack however hampered his career by the late 1980s and in the 1990s, his legal troubles, which would include assaulting two women while under the influence of crack, led him to serve a three-year prison sentence at California’s Folsom State Prison. James was released on parole in 1996 and resumed his musical career releasing the album, Urban Rapsody, in 1997. A mild stroke suffered during a concert in early 1998 interrupted his career for a brief time. James received new notoriety in 2004 when he appeared on an episode of Dave Chappelle’s Chappelle Show in the Charlie Murphy “True Hollywood Stories” segment of the show, in which James’ past wild lifestyle was satirized. James died later that year from heart failure at the age of 56.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 You and I
2 Give It to Me Baby
3 Dance Wit’ Me
4 Cold Blooded
5 Can’t Stop
6 Glow
7 Big Time
8 Loosey’s Rap (featuring Roxanne Shanté)
9 17
10 Sweet and Sexy Thing
11 Standing on the Top  (with The Temptations)
12 Super Freak
13 Mary Jane
14 Love Gun
15 Ebony Eyes (with Smokey Robinson)
16 Bustin’ Out
17 High on You Love Suite
18 U Bring the Freak Out
19 You Turn Me On
20 Hard to Get
21 Come into My Life
22 Ghetto Life
23 Fool on the Street
24 Spend the Night With Me
25 Wonderful

Artist Countdown: Neil Young Top 25 Hits 8:10pm ET #NeilYoungDay

November 12, 2013
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NeilYoung09Neil Percival Young OC, OM (born November 12, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, later joining Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969. He forged a successful and acclaimed solo career, releasing his first album in 1968; his career has since spanned over 40 years and 35 studio albums, with a continual and uncompromising exploration of musical styles. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website describes Young as “one of rock and roll’s greatest songwriters and performers”. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice: first as a solo artist in 1995, and second as a member of Buffalo Springfield in 1997.

Young’s work is characterized by his distinctive guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature alto or high tenor singing voice. Although he accompanies himself on several different instruments, including piano and harmonica, his idiosyncratic electric and clawhammer acoustic guitar playing are the defining characteristics of a varyingly ragged and melodic sound. While Young has experimented with differing music styles, including swing and electronic music throughout a varied career, his best known work usually falls into two primary styles: acoustic (folk and country rock) and electric (amplified hard rock, very often in collaboration with the band Crazy Horse). Young has also adopted elements from newer styles such as alternative rock and grunge. His influence on the latter caused some to dub him the “Godfather of Grunge“.

Young has directed (or co-directed) a number of films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past (1973), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Human Highway (1982), Greendale (2003), and CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008). He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled Linc/Volt. The project involves a 1959 Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology, which Young plans to drive to Washington, D.C. as an environmentalist example to lawmakers there.

Young is an outspoken advocate for environmental issues and the welfare of small farmers, having co-founded in 1985 the benefit concert Farm Aid. In 1986, Young helped found The Bridge School, an educational organization for children with severe verbal and physical disabilities, and its annual supporting Bridge School Benefit concerts, together with his wife Pegi Young (née Morton). Young has three children: sons Zeke (born during his relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress) and Ben, who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and daughter Amber Jean who, like Young himself, has epilepsy. Young lives on his ranch in La Honda, California. Although he has lived in northern California since the 1970s and sings as frequently about U.S. themes and subjects as he does about his native country, he has retained his Canadian citizenship. On July 14, 2006, Young was awarded the Order of Manitoba, and on December 30, 2009, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Comes a Time
2 Heart of Gold
3 Harvest Moon
4 Long May You Run
5 Old Man
6 Rockin’ In The Free World
7 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
8 Cinnamon Girl
9 Southern Pacific
10 This Note’s For You
11 War Song (with Graham Nash)
12 Mansion on the Hill
13 Change Your Mind
14 Ten Men Workin’
15 No More
16 Touch the Night
17 Mr. Soul (Parts I and II)
18 Long Walk Home
19 When You Dance I Can Really Love
20 Get Back to the Country
21 Old Ways
22 Weight of the World
23 Over and Over
24 Are There Any More Real Cowboys
25 Rust Never Sleeps Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)

Artist Countdown: David Crosby Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @thedavidcrosby @CSNofficial

August 14, 2013
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DavidCrosbyDavid Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In addition to his solo career, he was a founding member of three bands: The Byrds; Crosby, Stills & Nash (who are sometimes joined by Neil Young); and CPR. Crosby has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: once for his work in The Byrds and once for his work with CSN.

This countdown is a compilation of David Crosby music with The Byrds, Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, Solo work and Crosby Stills & Nash.

1 Wasted on the Way  (CSN)
2 Just a Song Before I Go  (CSN)
3 Southern Cross  (CSN)
4 Got It Made  (CSNY)
5 Mr. Tambourine Man  (Byrds)
6 Teach Your Children
7 Ohio  (CSNY)
8 Turn! Turn! Turn!  (Byrds)
9 Eight Miles High   (Byrds)
10 Our House  (CSNY)
11 All I Really Want to Do   (Byrds)
12 Marrakesh Express  (CSNY)
13 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes  (CSNY)
14 American Dream  (CSNY)
15 Live It Up  (CSN)
16 Woodstock  (CSNY)
17 Too Much Love to Hide  (CSN)
18 That Girl  (CSNY)
19 So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star   (Byrds)
20 My Back Pages   (Byrds)
21 No Tears Left  (CSNY)
22 Mr. Spaceman   (Byrds)
23 Night Time for the Generals  (CSNY)
24 Fair Game (CSN)
25 5D (Fifth Dimension)   (Byrds)
26 War Games (CSN)
27 Set You Free This Time  (Byrds)
28 Have You Seen Her Face  (Byrds)
29 Lady Friend   (Byrds)
30 Goin’ Back  (Byrds)
31 This Old House  (CSNY)
32 Please Let Me Love You  (Byrds)
33 It Won’t Be Wrong  (Byrds)
34 Out of The Darkness (Crosby & Nash)
35 Music Is Love
36 Spotlight  (Crosby & Nash)
37 Hero  (with Phil Collins)
38 In My Room  (with Carly Simon and Jimmy Webb
39 Southbound Train (Crosby & Nash)
40 Return of The Grievous Angel (with Lucinda Williams)
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