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Friday 9/4/2020 4pm ET: RadioMax Special – Tina Turner Collection (Part 3)

Come Together is a studio album by R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner and their backing vocalists the Ikettes, released on Liberty Records in May 1970.

Following Ike & Tina Turner’s tour with the Rolling Stones in November 1969, the duo began incorporating rock songs into their repertoire. Due to the receptive public response of their live performances, a studio version of the Beatles’ “Come Together” was released on Minit Records in December 1969. It peaked at No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 21 on the Billboard Soul Singles chart. Due to the success of the single, they were promoted to Minit’s parent label, the more mainstream Liberty Records. Their second single, “I Want to Take You Higher” by Sly and the Family Stone was released in May 1970. It peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 25 on the Billboard Soul Singles chart.

The track “Evil Man” was originally recorded as “Evil Woman” by the band Crow, more famously remembered for the version Black Sabbath released in January 1970. Ike & Tina Turner’s recording is gender swapped, describing a man rather than a woman.

The album peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Soul LP’s chart and at No. 130 on the Top LP’s chart.

1. “It Ain’t Right (Lovin’ To Be Lovin’)” 2:34
2. “Too Much Woman (For A Henpecked Man)” 2:31
3. “Unlucky Creature” 2:25
4. “Young And Dumb” 2:50
5. “Honky Tonk Women” 3:30
6. “Come Together” 3:37

1. “Why Can’t We Be Happy” 3:49
2. “Contact High” 2:16
3. “Keep On Walkin’ (Don’t Look Back)” 2:07
4. “I Want To Take You Higher” 2:51
5. “Evil Man” 3:25
6. “Doin’ It” 2:41

 

Thursday 9/3/2020 2:30 pm ET: RadioMax Special: Tina Turner Collection (Part 2)

Part 2 of The Tina Turner Collection  – This installment features . . 

The Hunter is a studio album by R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner released on Blue Thumb Records in October 1969.

The Hunter is one of their most blues-oriented albums which came during the blues revival period of the late 1960s. The title track is an Albert King song, and the album was recorded with electric blues guitarist Albert Collins. Collins played on the track “Bold Soul Sister.” Collins was not credited on the album to avoid a possible conflict of interest lawsuit because he was signed to Imperial Records.

“The Hunter” was the lead single, released in June 1969. It reached No. 37 in the Billboard R&B Singles chart and No. 93 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second single “I Know” missed the Hot 100 chart at No. 126. However, the B-side “Bold Soul Sister” charted at No. 59 on the Hot 100 and No. 22 on the R&B chart. The album peaked at No. 176 in the Billboard Top LPs and No. 49 on the Billboard R&B albums chart. In 1971, after Ike and Tina had left the Blue thumb label a third single “You Don’t Love Me (Yes I Know)” was released in France.

1. “The Hunter” 6:33
2. “You Don’t Love Me (Yes I Know)” 2:54
3. “You Got Me Running” 2:59
4. “Bold Soul Sister” 2:36

1. “I Smell Trouble” 3:44
2. “The Things I Used To Do” 3:14
3. “Early In The Morning” 3:01
4. “You’re Still My Baby” 2:47
5. “I Know” 2:31

 

Thursday 9/3/2020 2pm ET: RadioMax Special – Feature LP: Tina Turner Collection

As we begin this feature we start with the 1966/1969 release of Ike and Tina Turner’s River Deep, Mountain High and we feature the 1969 US Release of the Album.

River Deep – Mountain High is a studio album by R&B duo Ike & Tina Turner. It was originally released by London Records in the UK in 1966, and later A&M Records in the US in 1969. In 2017, Pitchfork ranked it at No. 40 on their list of the 200 Best Albums of the 1960s.

1966
River Deep – Mountain High was intended to be released on Phil Spector’s Philles label as LP-4011 in the US, but it was shelved when the single “River Deep – Mountain High” did not do well on the charts. Only a few copies of LP-4011 were pressed, the covers never printed, before it was canceled by Philles. However, the single was successful in England. By popular demand, Spector released the album in the UK with liner notes written by Decca’s promotion man Tony Hall. Hall included a quote from Spector stating, “We can only assume that England is more appreciative of talent and exciting music than the U.S.” Actor Dennis Hopper shot the cover of the album. The album peaked at No. 27 in the UK.

1969
The album was eventually released in the United States when it was reissued by A&M Records in 1969. The reissue has a slightly different track listing. It substitutes “You’re So Fine” with “I’ll Never Need More Than This,” which was released as a non-album track in 1967. Upon its release in the US, the album reached No. 102 on the Billboard 200 and No. 28 on the R&B Albums chart.

1. “River Deep – Mountain High” 3:38
2. “I Idolize You” 3:46
3. “A Love Like Yours (Don’t Come Knocking Everyday)” 3:05
4. “A Fool in Love” 3:13
5. “Make ‘Em Wait” 2:22
6. “Hold On Baby” 2:59
7. “I’ll Never Need More Than This” 3:33
8. “Save the Last Dance for Me” 3:02
9. “Oh Baby!” 2:46
10. “Every Day I Have to Cry” 2:40
11. “Such a Fool for You” 2:48
12. “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” 3:14

Tina Turner – vocals
Barney Kessel, Don Peake, John Ewing, Robert Gerstlauer – guitar
Jimmy Bond – string bass
Carol Kaye, Ray Pohlman, Lyle Ritz – Fender bass
Harold Battiste, Larry Knechtel, Ike Turner, Michael Rubini – piano
Jim Gordon, Earl Palmer – drums
Frank Capp, Gene Estes – percussion
Roy Caton, Oliver Mitchell – trumpet
John Ewing, Lew McCreary – trombone
Plas Johnson, Jim Horn, Jim Migliori – tenor sax
Robert Gerstlauer, Jim Horn – baritone sax
The Ikettes, Ike Turner – backing vocals
Phil Spector – producer, tracks 1,3,6,7,8, and 10 (reissue version)
Ike Turner – producer, tracks 2,4,5,9,11, and 12 (reissue version)
Jack Nitzsche, Gene Page, Perry Botkin Jr. – arrangers
Larry Levine – engineer
Dennis Hopper – photography

Monday 8pm: RadioMax Special – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran talks about his latest release –

No.6 Collaborations Project is the fourth studio album by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was released on July 12, 2019 by Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. The album is a follow-up to Sheeran’s 2011 EP No. 5 Collaborations Project, and includes a range of guest appearances from artists such as Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, Cardi B, Paulo Londra, Young Thug and Bruno Mars, among others, alongside British rappers Stormzy, J Hus and Dave. It was preceded by the singles “I Don’t Care” with Bieber, “Cross Me” featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, “Beautiful People” featuring Khalid, “Best Part of Me” featuring Yebba, “Blow” with Chris Stapleton and Mars, and “Antisocial” with Scott. The album debuted atop the UK Albums Chart and US Billboard 200.

 

Wednesday 12pm: RadioMaxMusic Archive 2013 – Agnetha Fältskog Interview

agnethaAgnetha Åse Fältskog or just Agnetha Fältskog is a Swedish recording artist born on April 5,1950. She achieved success in Sweden after the release of her debut album Agnetha Fältskog in 1968, and reached international stardom as a member of the pop group ABBA, which has sold over 370 million albums and singles worldwide, making them one of the best–selling music artists in history and the second or third best–selling band in history.

On March 11, 2013 it was announced that the album called “A” and is produced by Jörgen Elofsson and Peter Nordahl would be released on May 13, 2013.  In the UK the first single “When You Really Loved Someone”. In Germany the first single was “The One Who Loves You Now”. The album includes a duet with Gary Barlow “I Should’ve Followed You Home”.

This program is an interview performed by Barry Barnes. Music selected from the various Agnetha releases including Cilla Black, Abba and Connie Francis tracks.  Produced by Ron Kovacs from the official interview.

RadioMax Special – Agnetha Fältskog Interview 9pm ET

agnethaAgnetha Åse Fältskog or just Agnetha Fältskog is a Swedish recording artist born on 5 April 1950. She achieved success in Sweden after the release of her debut album Agnetha Fältskog in 1968, and reached international stardom as a member of the pop group ABBA, which has sold over 370 million albums and singles worldwide, making them one of the best–selling music artists in history and the second or third best–selling band in history.

On 11 March 2013 it was announced that the album is called “A” and is produced by Jörgen Elofsson and Peter Nordahl. Pre-orders have appeared on the New Zealand, Australia, Russia & the UK iTunes Store. It will be released on 10 May 2013 (13 May in the UK). In the UK the first single “When You Really Loved Someone” was released for download on 11 March, the music video was also released on the same day. In Germany the first single is “The One Who Loves You Now” and it was also released for download on 11 March 2013. The album includes a duet with Gary Barlow “I Should’ve Followed You Home”.

This program is an interview performed by Barry Barnes. Music selected from the various Agnetha releases including Cilla Black, Abba and Connie Francis tracks.  This is a 9o minute feature.  Some material sourced from Wikipedia and Program produced by Ron Kovacs from the official interview.