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Monday 8/31/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Prince – Diamonds and Pearls (1991)

Diamonds and Pearls is the 13th studio album by American recording artist Prince, and the first with his new backing band The New Power Generation. It was released on October 1, 1991, by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records. The album produced several hit singles, including “Gett Off”, “Cream”, “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night”, “Insatiable”, and the title track. Dancers Lori Werner (then dancing under the stage name of Lori Elle) and Robia LaMorte, known as “Diamond” and “Pearl” respectively, appeared on the holographic cover (re-pressings of the album are non-holographic). Diamond and Pearl also appeared in the music videos for “Cream”, “Strollin'”, “Gett Off”, and the title track, and also participated in Prince’s Diamonds and Pearls Tour.

Diamonds and Pearls contains a hybrid of music styles, from the funk of “Daddy Pop”, “Jughead”, and first single “Gett Off”, to some of the more mainstream pop/rock songs Prince had recorded in some time, such as “Cream”, “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night” and the title song. “Willing and Able” was used in a video montage during the closing credits of CBS coverage of Super Bowl XXVI.

1. “Thunder” 5:45
2. “Daddy Pop” 5:17
3. “Diamonds and Pearls” 4:45
4. “Cream” 4:13
5. “Strollin'” 3:47
6. “Willing and Able” Prince, Levi Seacer, Jr., Tony Mosley 5:00
7. “Gett Off” 4:31
8. “Walk Don’t Walk” 3:07
9. “Jughead” Prince, Tony Mosley, Kirk Johnson 4:57
10. “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night” Prince, Rosie Gaines 4:46
11. “Push” Prince, Rosie Gaines 5:53
12. “Insatiable” 6:39
13. “Live 4 Love (Last Words from the Cockpit)” Prince, Tony Mosley 6:59

Monday 11:30pm ET: Feature LP: Prince – 1999 (Super Deluxe Edition) (2019)

1999 is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Prince, and the first to feature his band the Revolution. It was released on October 27, 1982, by Warner Bros. Records. According to the Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004), “1999 may be Prince’s most influential album: Its synth-and-drum machine-heavy arrangements codified the Minneapolis sound that loomed over mid-’80s R&B and pop, not to mention the next two decades’ worth of electro, house, and techno.”

1999 was Prince’s first top ten album on the Billboard 200, peaking at number nine. It was the fifth-best-selling album of 1983. “1999”, a protest against nuclear proliferation, was a Billboard Hot 100 top 20 hit, peaking at number 12 whilst also reaching the top 10 in six other countries. It has since become one of Prince’s most recognizable compositions. “Little Red Corvette” peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Prince’s highest charting US single at the time. The music videos for both “1999” and “Little Red Corvette” both received heavy rotation on MTV. 1999 received widespread acclaim from critics, and was seen as Prince’s breakthrough album. 1999 is certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

1999’s critical and commercial success secured Prince a place in the public psyche, and marked the beginning of two years of heightened fame via massively successful tours, hit singles and a Hollywood movie. It has been ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2008, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Following Prince’s death in 2016, the album re-peaked at that peak at number seven on the Billboard 200. A re-release and remaster of the album, including 35 previously unreleased recordings, was released in November 2019.

Disc 1: 2019 Remaster
1. “1999”
2. “Little Red Corvette”
3. “Delirious”
4. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married”
5. “D.M.S.R.”
6. “Automatic”
7. “Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)”
8. “Free”
9. “Lady Cab Driver”
10. “All the Critics Love U in New York”
11. “International Lover”

Disc 2: Single Edits & B-Sides
1. “1999 (7″ Stereo Edit)”
2. “1999 (7″ Mono Promo-only Edit)”
3. “Free (Promo-only Edit)”
4. “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore (“1999″ B-side)”
5. “Little Red Corvette (7″ Edit)”
6. “All The Critics Love U In New York (7” Edit)”
7. “Lady Cab Driver (7″ Edit)”
8. “Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix Promo-only Edit)”
9. “Little Red Corvette (Special Dance Mix)”
10. “Delirious (7” Edit)”
11. “Horny Toad (“Delirious” B-side)”
12. “Automatic (7″ Edit)”
13. “Automatic (Video Version)”
14. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married (7″ Edit)”
15. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married (7″ Mono Promo-only Edit)”
16. “Irresistible Bitch (“Let’s Pretend We’re Married” B-side)”
17. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Video Version)”
18. “D.M.S.R. (Edit)”

Disc 3: The Vault, Part I
1. “Feel U Up”
2. “Irresistible Bitch”
3. “Money Don’t Grow on Trees”
4. “Vagina”
5. “Rearrange”
6. “Bold Generation”
7. “Colleen”
8. “International Lover (Take 1, Live in Studio)”
9. “Turn It Up”
10. “You’re All I Want”
11. “Something in the Water (Does Not Compute) (Original Version)”
12. “If It’ll Make U Happy”
13. “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore? (Take 2, Live in Studio)”

Disc 4: The Vault, Part II
1. “Possessed (1982 version)”
2. “Delirious (full length)”
3. “Purple Music”
4. “Yah, You Know”
5. “Moonbeam Levels (previously released on the 2016 compilation, 4Ever)”
6. “No Call U”
7. “Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got”
8. “Do Yourself A Favor”
9. “Don’t Let Him Fool Ya”
10. “Teacher, Teacher”
11. “Lady Cab Driver / I Wanna Be Your Lover / Head / Little Red Corvette (tour demo)”

Disc 5: Live In Detroit, November 30, 1982 (Midnight Show)
1. “Controversy”
2. “Let’s Work”
3. “Little Red Corvette”
4. “Do Me, Baby”
5. “Head”
6. “Uptown”
7. “Interlude”
8. “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?”
9. “Automatic”
10. “International Lover”
11. “1999”
12. “D.M.S.R.”

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

We give thanks this evening on “Great Soul Performances” since Thanksgiving Day is coming up on Thursday. All of our songs will be about “Thanks,” “Thankful,” “Thank You,” and “Thanksgiving.” Plus, since Thanksgiving is about eating, I’ll be playing music about food and desserts.

On the playlist are: The Supremes, Ray Charles & James Taylor, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Dickie Harmon & the Autumns, Sly & the Family Stone, Brook Benton, Nat “King” Cole, the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jerry Butler, Destiny’s Child, Boyz II Men, John Lithgow, the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Angels, Sam & Dave, Adam Sandler and more.

The music starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. We will continue playing songs of “Thanks” on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” with music by: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Prince, Anita Baker, George Benson, Diana Ross, Stacy Lattisaw, Grandmaster Flash, Richard “Dimples” Fields, D Train, David Peaston, the Bar-Kays, Al B. Sure! and several others. “G.S.P. 2” begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.

Reminder: encore time for both shows commences at 5PM eastern, tomorrow Sunday. You’re gonna have big fun with me this evening when get together on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Don’t forget the cranberry sauce.

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Toto, Kenny Loggins, Prince, Dan Fogelberg, Gloria Estefan, Robin Williams, Blues Brothers, Elton John, Billy Joel, Peter Cetera, Alabama, Romeo Void and more . . .

Thursday 10pm: Feature LP: Prince – Originals (2019)

Originals is a posthumous demo album by American musician Prince, released through Warner Bros. Records on June 7, 2019, exclusively through Tidal, with a wide release following on June 20, 2019. It compiles the original demo versions of songs Prince wrote and gave to other artists. All but Prince’s recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U”, which was first officially released in 2018, were previously unreleased.

1. “Sex Shooter” 3:06
2. “Jungle Love” 3:04
3. “Manic Monday” 2:51
4. “Noon Rendezvous” 3:00
5. “Make-Up” 2:27
6. “100 MPH” 3:30
7. “You’re My Love” 4:24
8. “Holly Rock” . 6:38
9. “Baby, You’re a Trip” 5:51
10. “The Glamorous Life” 4:12
11. “Gigolos Get Lonely Too” 4:41
12. “Love… Thy Will Be Done” 4:07
13. “Dear Michaelangelo” 5:22
14. “Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me?” 5:56
15. “Nothing Compares 2 U” 4:40

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on Sounds of The 80’s:  Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Murphy, Kenny Rogers, Dire Straits, Robert John, Prince, Ramones, Air Supply, Steely Dan, America, Boston, Elton John, Poison, Stevie Nicks, Queen, Men At Work and many many more .. . 

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

We are wrapping up Christmas week, and heading into the new year of 2019 this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” with leftover Christmas songs and other songs of the season, with our “New Year’s Eve” show where you’ll hear from: Lou Rawls, Charles Brown, the Manhattan Transfer, Nat “King” Cole, the Manhattans, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chuck Jackson, Aaron Neville, the Shirelles, the Glows (aka Joel & the Dymensions featuring Joel Katz, Eugene Pitt and yours truly), the Heartbeats, Darlene Love, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Bobby Darin and so much more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

The holiday festivities continue at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist are: Ray Charles, the Temptations, El DeBarge, the Tune Weavers, Rick James, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Buster Poindexter, the Whispers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Pointer Sisters, Bono & U2, Ray Parker, Jr., Gerald Alston, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Prince; live in concert and several others.

Don’t forget, if you miss these shows, or want to hear them again, they will be rerun tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern time, following the next segment of the “Disco Top 700 Countdown” at 3PM ET. Our last weekend of 2018 will be a fun one with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on the “Home of the Hits” RadioMaxMusic.Com. Happy New Year!

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Since Daylight Saving Time returns at 2:00 AM Sunday, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” all of our songs will reflect on “Time.” Singing about “Time” will be: The Chambers Brothers, the Isley Brothers, Baby Washington, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, the O’Jays, Tyrone Davis, Aretha Franklin, Eugene Pitt & the Jive Five, James Brown, the Jimmy Castor Bunch, and the Flamingos among others. Our “Time” starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Then it’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, where you’ll hear: David Peaston, Stephanie Mills, Rockwell, Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince, Lakeside, Ben E. King, El DeBarge, Bobby McFerrin, Billy Vera & the Beaters and more. I’ll be looking for you later with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. In the words of Jimmy Castor, “Don’t Waste The Time!”

Wednesday 6pm: Great Soul Performances II with Bobby Jay

I’m in Lyndhurst, New Jersey this evening, in Town Park on Delafield Avenue, hosting “Music Under The Stars” with the Chicago Tribute Band, “Beginnings” at 7PM, and “Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot;” with a tribute to Billy Joel at 9PM. However, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” will air this evening featuring among others: Run D.M.C., Frankie Beverly & Maze, the Isley Brothers, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Earth, Wind & Fire, James Mtume, Stephanie Mills, the Manhattans, Prince, Aaron Neville, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (Will Smith), and others. It starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT, and 3PM PT. “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com. If you’re in the Lyndhurst, New Jersey area, specifically Town Park this evening, stop by and say hello. More on the rest of week’s concerts tomorrow.

Tuesday 6pm: The Tuesday Night MaxMusic Mix with Dan Varroney


We’re celebrating birthdays tonight: Cyndi Lauper and & Aerosmith! Great music from: Ed Sheeran, Prince, Traffic, Alice Cooper, Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood, Chainsmokers & Coldplay, Darius Rucker, Alessia Cara, Los Lonely Boys, Adele, & Queen. Thanks for all requests! Robert J. Breitenbach and his wife Deb, Jane Beyer and her husband Ken,Patricia Donche Nelson, Bill Card,Bob Watson,Judy Beebe Zoeller, Heather Cassidy,Kathleen McCarten-Bricketto, Christina Whirl, Tim Singstock, Beth Gano Cattunar, Ian T. Lovejoy, Susan Twomey Collins,Paul M. Sebula, Jeanne Donnelly Weaver,Ted Kirkpatrick, Beth Leary Hegedus,Jay Bookie, Mary Jean Hanley Lacidonia, & Patrick Hurd. Plus, another special dedication to my beautiful Princess Jeanine Dunn Varroney. We’ll be talking soon!

 

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

When we convene this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” on the playist will be: Stevie Wonder, Prince, the Pointer Sisters, Z.Z. Hill, Fred Parris & the Satins, Patti LaBelle, Barry White, Robert Winter & Fall, Denise LaSalle, Billy Preston & Syreeta Wright, Atlantic Starr, and a host of others. A reminder: our new time slot is 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.

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

gsp-iPhoneFor our first “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” of 2017 this evening, artists on the playlist will include: Barry & Glodean White, Stacy Lattisaw, Phil Collins, Bobby McFerrin, the Four Tops, Luther Vandross, Run D.M.C., Marvin Gaye, Prince, Grandmaster Flash and many others. The program begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. It’s going to be a great evening of music with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the home of the greatest hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 9pm: In Memoriam 2016

memoriam-lsWe feature music from some of those we lost in 2016, featuring music from: David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship for Paul Kantner, Earth, Wind and Fire for Maurice White, Emerson Lake and Palmer for Gregg Lake and Keith Emerson, Merle Haggard, Prince, Billy Paul, Juan Gabriel, Bobby Vee, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell and George Michael.

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

RmaxXmasIt’s still Christmas week, it’s the first day of winter and I’m not yet through with Christmas music. I guess you could call Monday’s “Great Soul Performances” “Christmas Show Part One,” so we’ll call tonight’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” “Christmas Show Part Two.” In our holiday stocking we find: Prince, R. Kelly, the Isley Brothers, the Shirelles, Chuck Jackson, Chris Brown, Run D.M.C., Destiny’s Child, Manhattan Transfer, Gerald Alston, the Four Tops, Jimmy Castor, the Stylistics and I’ve dug out some great Christmas “Doo Wop” songs from the 80s by the Tune Weavers, the Uniques, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners and the Echelons. It’s going to be a fantastic mixed bag of holiday music this evening starting at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. “Christmas Show Part Two” from the North Pole studio of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Ho! Ho! Ho!

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

gsp2Today is Wednesday (HUMP DAY!) where this evening “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way and you will hear: The Isley Brothers, De La Soul, Major Harris, the Pointer Sisters, the Clash, Rick James, Prince, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Dickie Goodman and many others. It happens at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Happy “Hump Day” and I’ll see you later at the home of the Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, RadioMaxMusic.Com.