Tag: New Jersey

Tuesday 12pm: Music of The States – New Jersey

Listen every Monday through Friday at 12PM ET as we feature the music of the states, A to Z.  Tuesday we feature music focusing on New Jersey in the title or tunes about the state including popular cities.

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States. It is a peninsula, bordered on the north and east by the state of New York; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by the Delaware Bay and Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 9 million residents as of 2017, and the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states; its biggest city is Newark. New Jersey lies completely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia and is the third-wealthiest state by median household income as of 2016.

New Jersey was inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years, with historical tribes such as the Lenape along the coast. In the early 17th century, the Dutch and the Swedes made the first European settlements in the state. The English later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey after the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey, and granting it as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. New Jersey was the site of several decisive battles during the American Revolutionary War in the 18th century.

In the 19th century, factories in cities (known as the “Big Six”), Camden, Paterson, Newark, Trenton, Jersey City, and Elizabeth helped to drive the Industrial Revolution. New Jersey’s geographic location at the center of the Northeast megalopolis, between Boston and New York City to the northeast, and Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., to the southwest, fueled its rapid growth through the process of suburbanization in the second half of the 20th century. In the first decades of the 21st century, this suburbanization began reverting with the consolidation of New Jersey’s culturally diverse populace toward more urban settings within the state, with towns home to commuter rail stations outpacing the population growth of more automobile-oriented suburbs since 2008.

Feature Artist: Dr. Hook (Singles) 8pm ET

dr.hookDr. Hook & the Medicine Show, shortened in 1975 to Dr. Hook, was an American rock band, formed around Union City, New Jersey. They enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles including “Sylvia’s Mother”, “The Cover of Rolling Stone”, “Sharing the Night Together”, “A Little Bit More” and “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman”. In addition to their own material, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show performed songs written by the poet Shel Silverstein.

The band had eight years of regular chart hits, in both the U.S. and the UK, and greatest success with their later gentler material, as Dr. Hook. – Wikipedia

Salute To Bob Crewe 9:30pm ET (1931 – 2014)

Bob CreweBob Crewe (born Stanley Robert Crewe, November 12, 1931 – Septermber 11, 2014, Newark, New Jersey) was an American songwriter, dancer, singer, manager, record producer and fine artist. He was known for producing, and co-writing with Bob Gaudio, a string of Top 10 singles for The Four Seasons. He was equally known for his hit recordings with The Rays, Diane Renay, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Freddy Cannon, Lesley Gore, Oliver, Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Patti LaBelle, and his own The Bob Crewe Generation.

On September 11, 2014, Crewe died at the age of 82.   We will feature some of the classic tunes.

Artist Countdown: Kool & The Gang Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @KoolntheGngLIVE

Kool-and-the-GangKool & the Gang are an American jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

They went through several musical phases during the course of their recording career, starting out with a purist jazz sound, then becoming practitioners of funk and R&B, progressing to a smooth pop-funk ensemble, and in the post-millennium creating music with a modern, electro-pop sound.

They have sold over 70 million albums worldwide.

The group’s main members over the years included brothers Robert “Kool” Bell on bass and Ronald Bell on tenor saxophone, lead vocalist James “J.T.” Taylor, George Brown on drums, Larry Gittens on trumpet, Dennis Thomas on alto saxophone, Claydes Charles Smith on guitar, and Rick Westfield on keyboards. The Bell brothers’ father was an acquaintance of Thelonious Monk, and the brothers were friends with Leon Thomas. – Wikipedia

1 Celebration
2 Joanna
3 Cherish
4 Fresh
5 Get Down on It
6 Ladies’ Night
7 Stone Love
8 Misled
9 Victory
10 Let’s Go Dancin’ (Ooh La, La, La)
11 Big Fun
12 Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)
13 Emergency
14 Jones Vs. Jones
15 Take It to the Top
16 Steppin’ Out
17 Too Hot
18 Straight Ahead
19 Jungle Boogie
20 Tonight
21 Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho
22 Open Sesame 
23 Holiday
24 Hangin’ Out
25 Hollywood Swinging
26 Rags to Riches
27 Funky Stuff
28 Spirit of the Boogie 
29 Higher Plane
30 Caribbean Festival
31 Rhyme Tyme People
32 Kool and the Gang
33 Special Way
34 Love and Understanding (Come Together)
35 Let the Music Take Your Mind
36 Funky Man
37 Slick Superchick
38 The Gangs Back Again 
39 Love the Life You Live, Part I
40 I Want to Take You Higher

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #GSP @RadioMax

Lewis LymonI hope everyone will tune in this evening to “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com. This week’s show was pre-recorded because I’m in Lyndhurst, New Jersey hosting the outdoor Summer Concert Series there, so I can’t give you many details, other than it will be another great show with all the things you expect to hear. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. It’s been a tough week for me trying to cope with the passing of another of my brothers, Lewis Lymon on Tuesday.  Next week I’ll do a small segment saluting the career of the last Lymon brother, Lewis.

 

 

Artist Countdown: Paul Revere and The Raiders – Top 30 Hits 6pm ET

prrPaul Revere & the Raiders are an American rock band that saw considerable U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s with hits such as “Kicks” (1966; ranked number 400 on Rolling Stone magazine‘s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time), “Hungry” (1966), “Him Or Me – What’s It Gonna Be?” (1967) and the 1971 No. 1 single “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)”. – Wikipedia

1 Kicks
2 Hungry
3 Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon
4 Let Me
5 Just Like Me
6 Good Thing
7 We Gotta All Get Together
8 The Great Airplane Strike
9 Steppin’ Out
10 Cinderella Sunshine
11 Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
12 Him Or Me, What’s It Gonna Be
13 Peace of Mind
14 Too Much Talk
15 I Had A Dream
16 Birds of a Feather
17 Ups And Downs
18 Country Wine
19 Powder Blue Mercedes Queen
20 Just Seventeen
21 Love Music
22 Song Seller
23 Gone Movin’ On
24 Louie Louie 
25 Don’t Take It So Hard
26 Ooh Poo Pah Doo/ “Sometimes”
27 Over You
28 All Over You
29 Do Unto Others
30 Louie, Louie Go Home

Feature Year: 1997 9pm ET

This edition of Feature Year looks at the hits and tunes of 1997.

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January 1 – Townes Van Zandt, American folk singer (b. 1944) Died
January 5 – Burton Lane, American composer and lyricist (b. 1912) Died
January 23 – Richard Berry African-American singer and composer (b. 1935) Died
January 31 – Johnny Klein, American drummer (b. 1918) Died
February 13 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 7,000 for the first time, gaining 60.81 to 7,022.44.
February 23 – Tony Williams, American musician (b. 1945) Died
February 28 – North Hollywood shootout: Two robbers wearing kevlar body armor armed with AK-47s containing armor-piercing bullets injure 17 police officers and civilians in a gun battle. The incident sparked debate on the appropriate firepower for United States patrol officers to have available in similar situations in the future.
March 9 – The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (b. 1972) Died
March 10 – La Vern Baker, American singer (b. 1929) Died
March 17 – Jermaine Stewart, American singer (b. 1957) Died
April 8 – Laura Nyro, American singer and composer (b. 1947) Died
April 19 – El Duce, American singer and drummer (b. 1958) Died
April 21 – A Pegasus rocket carries the remains of 24 people into earth orbit, in the first space burial.
April 27 – Andrew Cunanan murders Jeffrey Trail, beginning a murder spree that lasts until July and ends with the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
June 6 – In Lacey Township, New Jersey, high school senior Melissa Drexler kills her newborn baby in a toilet.
June 13 – A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
June 21 – Rebecca Black, American singer
June 28 – Mrs. Miller, American singer (b. 1907) Died
July 1 – The United Kingdom hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China.
July 15 – Spree killer Andrew Cunanan shoots fashion designer Gianni Versace to death outside Versace’s Miami, Florida residence.
July 16 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 63.17 to close at 8,038.88. It is the Dow’s first close above 8,000. The Dow has doubled its value in 30 months.
July 17 – The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business.
August 10 – Conlon Nancarrow, American-born composer (b. 1912) Died
August 16 – Greyson Chance, American singer, songwriter and pianist
August 21 – Be Here Now, the third album from English rock band Oasis, becomes the fastest selling album in UK history.
August 31 – Death of Diana, Princess of Wales: Diana, Princess of Wales is taken to hospital after a car accident shortly after midnight, in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is pronounced dead at 3:00 am.
September 6 – The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, takes place at Westminster Abbey, watched by over 2 billion people worldwide.
September 18 – Jimmy Witherspoon, American blues singer (b. 1920) Died
September 19 – Rich Mullins, American musician (b. 1955) Died
October 5 – Arthur Tracy, American singer (b. 1899) Died
October 12 – John Denver, American musician (b. 1943) Died
October 19 – Glen Buxton, American guitarist (b. 1947) Died
November 1 – Alex Wolff, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
November 12 – Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the World Trade Center 1993 bombings.
November 15 – Saul Chaplin, American composer (b. 1912)
November 22 – Michael Hutchence, Australian musician, INXS (b. 1960) Died
December 2 – Michael Hedges, American composer and guitarist (b. 1953) Died
December 19 – James Cameron’s Titanic, the highest-grossing film of all time until his other film Avatar, premieres in the US.
December 21 – Amie Comeaux, American country singer (b. 1976) Died

Feature Year: 1983 6pm ET

January 4 – Spencer Chamberlain, American musician
January 18 – Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
January 24 – Diane Birch, American singer-songwriter
January 26 – Lotus 1-2-3 is released for IBM-PC compatible computers.
February 1 – Andrew VanWyngarden, American Singer
February 4 – Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (b. 1950) Died
February 17 – Kevin Rudolf, American singer-songwriter and record producer
February 28 – The final episode of M*A*S*H is aired and the record of most watched episode is broken.
March 3 – Katie White, English singer (The Ting Tings)
March 8 – IBM releases the IBM PC XT.
March 10 – Carrie Underwood, American singer
March 14 – Taylor Hanson, American musician (Hanson)
March 16 – Arthur Godfrey, American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer (b. 1903)
March 25 – Motown celebrates its 25th anniversary and has the television special Motown 25 during which Michael Jackson performed “Billie Jean” and introduces to the world the moonwalk.
April 22 – Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, American musician (b. 1903)
April 23 – Taio Cruz, British singer-songwriter, record producer, occasional rapper, and entrepreneur
April 30 – Muddy Waters, American musician (b. 1915)
May 6 – Lisa Lavie, Canadian singer-songwriter and Internet celebrity
May 23 – Heidi Range, British singer (Sugababes member)
May 31 – David Hernandez, American singer
June 2 – Stan Rogers, Canadian musician (b. 1949)
June 10 – Larry Hooper, American singer (b. 1917)
June 17 – Lee Ryan, English singer (Blue)
June 17 – Peter Mennin, American composer and teacher (b. 1923)
June 30 – Cheryl Cole, British singer (Girls Aloud) and TV personality
July 2 – Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
July 5 – Harry James, American musician and band leader (b. 1916)
July 12 – Chris Wood, British rock musician (b. 1944)
July 17 – Roosevelt “Honeydripper” Sykes, American blues musician (b. 1906)
July 30 – Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
August 2 – James Jamerson, American musician (b. 1938)
September 1 – Flashdance and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi are box-office hits.
September 14 – Amy Winehouse, British singer (d. 2011)
September 16 – Ronald Reagan announces that the Global Positioning System (GPS) would be made available for civilian use.
September 17 – Vanessa Lynn Williams becomes the first African-American to be crowned Miss America, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
September 18 – The rock group Kiss officially appear in public without makeup for the first time on MTV.
September 24 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers launch their first, self-titled, album.
October 4 – Shontelle, Barbadian singer, and songwriter
November 2 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: At the White House Rose Garden, U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating a federal holiday on the third Monday of every January to honor American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
November 3 – The Reverend Jesse Jackson announces his candidacy for the 1984 Democratic Party presidential nomination.
November 3 – Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (b. 1901)
November 22 – Tyler Hilton, American singer-songwriter and actor
November 27 – Professor Green, British rapper
December 1 – McDonald’s introduces the McNugget.
December 3 – Andy Grammer, American singer/songwriter
December 12 – Katrina Elam, American singer
December 28 – Dennis Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (b. 1944)