Tag: Poco

Wednesday 4/28/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Poco – Legend (1978)

Legend is the eleventh studio album by the American country rock band Poco, released November 1978.

Contemporary reviews of Legend typically noted how the album evinced the shedding of Poco’s country rock provenance: The Philadelphia Inquirer considered that Poco had shifted “emphasis to an extremely tasty straight-on pop-rock, nicely executed with strong vocals and pretty harmonies.” Stuart Goldman of the LA Times was less enamored of the band’s new direction: “The songs on ‘Legend’ are well crafted. The hooks are strong and the guitar breaks concise. But the end result is vapid and spiritless. Gone are Young’s soaring steel guitar lines and…Cotton’s…ultrathin voice quickly becomes irritating. The lyrics to the tunes – fraught with ‘easy evenin’ breezes’, ‘cool southern rain’, and ‘faded memories’ – simply aren’t tolerable without the livelier stance [Poco] used to take.”

In his Allmusic review, music critic Bruce Eder wrote, “Listening to parts of this album, one gets the sense that, with the arrival of Charlie Harrison (bass, harmony vocals) and Steve Chapman (drums) in the group, Poco was deliberately adopting a change in sound similar to what the Eagles went through when Joe Walsh joined, into much harder rocking territory, at least part of the time.” He called “Heart of the Night” “one of the most finely crafted songs in the group’s history.”

“Boomerang” – 3:48
“Spellbound” – 5:13
“Barbados” – 3:31
“Little Darlin’” – 3:47
“Love Comes Love Goes” – 3:55
“Heart of the Night” – 4:49
“Crazy Love” – 2:55
“The Last Goodbye” – 5:40
“Legend” – 4:16

Paul Cotton – guitar, vocals
Rusty Young – steel guitar, guitar, vocals
Charlie Harrison – bass, vocals
Steve Chapman – drums
Michael Boddicker – synthesizer
Steve Forman – percussion
Tom Stephenson – keyboards
Jai Winding – keyboards
Phil Kenzie – saxophone
David Campbell – string arrangements

Saturday 12/12/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Poco – Legacy (1989)

Legacy is the seventeenth studio album by the country rock band Poco, released in 1989. The album reunited the five original members of the group (from the Pickin’ Up the Pieces album) and contained two top-40 singles, “Call It Love” and “Nothin’ to Hide”.

Legacy was the second Poco album to be certified gold.

“When It All Began” – 3:36
“Call It Love” – 4:17
“The Nature of Love” – 4:03
“What Do People Know” – 3:52
“Nothin’ to Hide”  – 5:12
“Look Within” – 5:03
“Rough Edges” – 3:08
“Who Else” – 4:01
“Lovin’ You Every Minute”  – 3:10
“If It Wasn’t for You” – 4:16
“Follow Your Dreams” – 2:56

Jim Messina – guitar, vocals, lead vocals on “Follow Your Dreams,” “Lovin’ You Every Minute,” and “Look Within”
Richie Furay – guitar, 12-string guitar, vocals, lead vocals on “When It All Began” and “If It Wasn’t for You”
Rusty Young – steel guitar, banjo, dobro, guitar, piano, vocals, lead vocals on “Call It Love,” “What Do People Know,” and “Who Else”
Randy Meisner – bass, vocals, lead vocals on “The Nature of Love,” “Rough Edges,” and “Nothin’ to Hide”
George Grantham – drums, vocals

Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
Leland Sklar – bass
Jeff Porcaro – drums
Richard Marx – vocals
Gary Mallaber – drums
Billy Payne – keyboards
Frank Marocco – accordion
C.J. Vanston – keyboards
Joe Chemay – bass
Bruce Gaitsch – acoustic guitar

Tuesday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy Bruce Schmit (born October 30, 1947) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He has performed as the bassist and vocalist for Poco and the Eagles, having replaced bassist and vocalist Randy Meisner in both cases. Schmit has also worked for decades as a session musician and solo artist. In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Eagles.

In 1968, Schmit auditioned for Poco but was turned down in favor of founding member Randy Meisner. When Meisner quit the band in 1969, Schmit replaced him on bass and vocals. He appeared on nine of Poco’s studio albums and two live albums between 1969 and 1977, composing numerous songs. He wrote and was the lead singer on the song “Keep on Tryin’,” Poco’s biggest hit single to that point, peaking at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975. Apart from Poco, Schmit also contributed vocals to Firefall’s 1977 hit, “Just Remember I Love You.”

Schmit also sang backing vocals on the Steely Dan albums Pretzel Logic, The Royal Scam and Aja. Schmit also sang backing vocals on “Never Let Her Slip Away”, a top 5 UK hit for Andrew Gold in 1978, along with Brock Walsh, J.D. Souther and an uncredited Freddie Mercury.

In 1977, Schmit joined the Eagles during the Hotel California tour, once again replacing Randy Meisner on bass/vocals after Meisner quit. Although the Eagles are thought of as a quintessential California band, Schmit is the only member of the group to actually be a native of California.

On the 1979 album, The Long Run, Schmit co-wrote and sang lead vocals on the song “I Can’t Tell You Why”. The band later broke up in 1980 and reunited 14 years later in 1994, with Schmit singing the lead vocals on “Love Will Keep Us Alive”, on the reunion album Hell Freezes Over.

In 2007, the Eagles released a new album, Long Road Out of Eden. Schmit continued to be part of the Eagles lineup along with Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh until Frey’s death in 2016.

After the Eagles broke up in 1980, Schmit embarked on a solo career, singing vocals and playing bass for hire during studio sessions. His voice can be heard on many hits, including Bob Seger’s “Fire Lake” and Boz Scaggs’ “Look What You’ve Done to Me” (each with Frey and Henley), Don Felder’s “Heavy Metal (Takin’ a Ride)” (with Henley), and Crosby, Stills and Nash’s “Southern Cross”, where he sang harmony. He was also a background musician on two of Don Henley’s hit songs, “Dirty Laundry” and “You Don’t Know Me at All”.

Schmit teamed with his predecessor in both Poco and the Eagles, Randy Meisner, along with their mutual Eagles bandmate Joe Walsh, to provide background vocals to the Richard Marx 1987 hit “Don’t Mean Nothing”. Schmit also performed on the Toto 1983 hit singles “I Won’t Hold You Back” and “Africa”, and the Jars of Clay song “Everything in Between”. He also played on the 1983 Glenn Shorrock solo album. In 1991 Schmit covered the standard “I Only Have Eyes for You” for the soundtrack of the film Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. In 1988 he added background vocals to Sheena Easton’s album The Lover in Me and in 1989 Schmit added background vocals on the Stacey Q single, “Heartbeat”, which was featured on her critically acclaimed Nights Like This album.

Wednesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 70s

This week we feature music from George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Poco, Temptations, Carpenters, Billy Preston, Charlie Daniels Band and more . . .

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Bobby Goldsboro (born January 18, 1941) is an American pop and country singer-songwriter. He had a string of pop and country hits in the 1960s and 1970s, including his signature No. 1 hit “Honey”, which sold over one million copies in the United States.

“Summer (the first time)”, a 1973 reminiscence about a 17-year-old boy’s first sexual experience with a 31-year-old woman, was a Top 25 hit in the U.S. and reached number 9 in the UK. Using a repeating piano riff, 12-string guitar, and an orchestral string arrangement, the song was suggestive enough to spark some controversy. A follow-up, “Hello Summertime”, was written by Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway and hit No. 14 in the UK in September 1974.

 

 

Poco is an American country rock band originally formed by Richie Furay, Jim Messina and Rusty Young. Formed following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968, Poco was part of the first wave of the West Coast country rock genre. The title of their first album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, is a reference to the break-up of Buffalo Springfield. Throughout the years Poco has performed in various groupings, and is still active.

Crazy Eyes is the fifth studio album (and sixth album overall) released by the American country rock band Poco. Released in 1973, Crazy Eyes was the album with which founding member Richie Furay ended his original tenure with the group.

Artist Countdown: Poco Top 25 Hits / Tracks 6pm ET

PocoPoco is a Southern California country rock band originally formed by Richie Furay, Jim Messina and Rusty Young following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968. The title of their first album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, is a reference to the break-up of Buffalo Springfield. Highly influential and creative, they were pioneers of the country rock genre and forerunners of the Americana genre. Throughout the years Poco has performed in various groupings, and is still active today. Source: Wikipedia