This week we feature music from; Paul Simon, Staple Singers, Melissa Manchester, Eddie Kendricks, Isley Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Spinners, America, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, First Class and many more . . .
Tonight (May 7th) at 10pm (US East Coast time) the LP Lounge will be featuring 2 complete vinyl LPs – the catch – these recordings were mixed for LP release, and are unavailable in any other form. They were part of the #Quadraphonic revolution that came (and went) in the 1970s. Even though 5.1 and other forms of surround sound are fully accepted standards today, both in Movies and recordings; in the 70s it was a niche market. And even though all quadraphonic LPs were playable on just about any regular stereo system, the record companies reverted back to the early days of consumer stereo (when you could buy an album in stereo or mono) – and issued most quad releases in both stereo & quad versions (the quad costing $1 more per LP).
To be fair, most of the reissues, and many of the new albums were mixed for stereo, and had to be remixed for quad. When the CD world opened up, and the old albums became available in the digital domain – it was the original 2 channel stereo masters that were used. As a result – the only way to hear the mixes used on these LPs, is to track down one of the LPs – which we have done for you. Be there tonight on RadioMaxMusic.com!
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon’s musical career has spanned seven decades, with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, which was formed in 1964 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “Bridge over Troubled Water”.
The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity and Simon began a successful solo career as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music, which sold 14 million copies worldwide on its release and remains his most popular solo work. Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony (1980) and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman (1998) with the poet Derek Walcott. On June 3, 2016, Simon released his 13th solo album, titled Stranger to Stranger, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Chart and the UK charts.
Simon has earned sixteen Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including three for Album of the Year (Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years, Graceland), and a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the “100 People Who Shaped the World” by Time magazine. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine named Simon as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists. In 2015, he was named as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by Rolling Stone. Among many other honors, Simon was the first recipient of the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007. In 1986, Simon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees. – Wikipedia
Another installment of Sounds of The 70s and this week feature music from Chicago, Roberta Flack, Paul Simon, Dave Edmunds, and more… 6pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.
Stranger to Stranger is the thirteenth solo studio album by American folk rock singer-songwriter Paul Simon. Produced by Paul Simon and Roy Halee, it was released on June 3, 2016 through Concord Records. Simon wrote the material over a period of several years, perfecting it and rewriting it to his liking. Its music is experimental, making use of custom-made instruments by composer and music theorist Harry Partch. Three of the songs on the album are collaborations with Italian electronic artist Clap! Clap!.
His first release in over five years, Stranger to Stranger received wide critical acclaim.
“Stranger to Stranger”
“In a Parade”
“Proof of Love”
“In the Garden of Edie”
“Cool Papa Bell”
“Horace and Pete”
“Duncan” (Live from A Prairie Home Companion February 2016)
“Wristband” (Live from A Prairie Home Companion)
“Guitar Piece 3”
This evening when we get together for “Great Soul Performances,” you’ll hear: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, the Fatback Band with one of my dearest friends, WWRL’s Gerry Bledsoe, Garnet Mims, the Ponderosa Twins + One, something I think you’ll enjoy, a “Gospel Soul” segment featuring the Mighty Clouds of Joy, James Brown, the Clark Sisters, Paul Simon & the Dixie Hummingbirds, Sam Cooke, Eddie Kendricks and many others. It begins at 7PM ET (of course following an encore performance of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM,”) 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. You can check out our encore performances on Monday at 10PM and Wednesday at 12Noon, all times are eastern daylight saving times. So, you are all welcome, stop on by as the “Soul Rolls On” on RadioMaxMusic.com.