This week we feature music from Doobie Brothers (Spotlight Artist), Minnie Ripperton, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton-john, Peter Frampton, Barry Manilow, McFadden & Whitehead, Van McCoy, Neil Diamond, Billy Ocean and featuring extended program.
The Spinners are an American rhythm and blues vocal group that formed in Ferndale, Michigan, in 1954. They enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums during the 1960s and 1970s, particularly with producer Thom Bell. The group continues to tour, with Henry Fambrough as the only original member.
The group is also listed as the Detroit Spinners and the Motown Spinners, due to their 1960s recordings with the Motown label. These other names were used in the UK to avoid confusion with a British folk group also called The Spinners. On June 30, 1976, they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2015, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Music critic Robert Christgau has called the Spinners “a renowned show group whose super smooth producer inhibits improvisation”.
|1||Working My Way Back to You / “Forgive Me, Girl” (medley)|
|2||Cupid / “I’ve Loved You for a Long Time” (medley)|
|3||Then Came You (with Dionne Warwick)|
|4||Could It Be I’m Falling in Love|
|5||The Rubberband Man|
|6||I’ll Be Around|
|8||They Just Can’t Stop It (Games People Play)|
|9||One of a Kind (Love Affair)|
|10||It’s a Shame|
|12||I’m Coming Home|
|13||I’ll Always Love You|
|14||Love Don’t Love Nobody|
|15||Love or Leave|
|16||Living a Little, Laughing a Little|
|17||Wake Up Susan|
|18||Right or Wrong|
|19||Yesterday Once More / “Nothing Remains the Same” (medley)|
|21||If You Wanna Do a Dance|
|22||That’s What Girls Are Made For|
|23||Heaven on Earth (So Fine)|
|24||You’re Throwing a Good Love Away|
|26||Are You Ready for Love|
|27||How Could I Let You Get Away|
|29||We’ll Have It Made|
|30||Funny How Time Slips Away|
Fly Like an Eagle is the ninth studio album by American rock group Steve Miller Band. The album was released May 20, 1976 by Capitol Records in the United States, Canada and Japan and Mercury Records in Europe.
The album was a success, spawning three singles: the title track, “Take the Money and Run” and “Rock’n Me”, and eventually receiving quadruple platinum certification from the RIAA.
It was voted number 400 in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000). In 2012, the album was ranked number 445 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
- “Space Intro” 1:15
- “Fly Like An Eagle” 4:42
- “Wild Mountain Honey” 4:51
- “Serenade” 3:13
- “Dance, Dance, Dance” 2:18
- “Mercury Blues” 3:30
- “Take the Money and Run” 2:50
- “Rock’n Me” 3:05
- “You Send Me” 2:42
- “Blue Odyssey” 1:00
- “Sweet Maree” 4:16
- “The Window” 4:19
- “Fly Like An Eagle ’73”
- “Take The Joker and Run”
- “Rock’n Me ’76 Slow”
Steve Miller – vocals, guitar, keyboards, sitar, ARP Odyssey (1, 2), producer
Lonnie Turner – bass guitar (all but 12)
Gary Mallaber – drums (all but 12), percussion
James Cotton – harmonica (11)
Curley Cooke – guitar (12)
Les Dudek – guitar (12)
Charles Calamise – bass guitar (12)
Kenny Johnson – drums (12)
John McFee – dobro (5)
Joachim Young – B3 organ (2, 12)
Combat Rock is the fifth studio album by the English rock band the Clash. It was released on May 14, 1982 through CBS Records. In the United Kingdom, the album charted at number 2, spending 23 weeks in the UK charts and peaked at number 7 in the United States, spending 61 weeks on the chart.
Combat Rock is the group’s best-selling album, being certified double platinum in the United States. It contains two of the Clash’s most popular songs, the singles “Rock the Casbah” and “Should I Stay or Should I Go”. Combat Rock is the last Clash album featuring the classic lineup.
- “Know Your Rights” 3:39
- “Car Jamming” 3:58
- “Should I Stay or Should I Go” 3:09
- “Rock the Casbah” 3:42
- “Red Angel Dragnet” 3:48
- “Straight to Hell” 5:30
- “Overpowered by Funk” 4:55
- “Atom Tan” 2:32
- “Sean Flynn” 4:30
- “Ghetto Defendant” 4:45
- “Inoculated City” 2:43
- “Death Is a Star” 3:13
Joe Strummer – lead and backing vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
Mick Jones – guitar, backing and lead vocals, keyboard, sound effects
Paul Simonon – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Red Angel Dragnet”
Topper Headon – drums, piano and bass guitar on “Rock the Casbah”
Allen Ginsberg – guest vocals on “Ghetto Defendant”
Futura 2000 – guest vocals on “Overpowered by Funk”
Ellen Foley – backing vocals on “Car Jamming”
Joe Ely – backing vocals on “Should I Stay or Should I Go”
Tymon Dogg – piano on “Death Is a Star”
Tommy Mandel (as Poly Mandell) – keyboards on “Overpowered by Funk”
Gary Barnacle – saxophone on “Sean Flynn”
Kosmo Vinyl – vocals on “Red Angel Dragnet”
Original Soundtracks 1 is a studio album recorded by rock band U2 and Brian Eno under the pseudonym Passengers as a side project. Released on November 6, 1995, the album is a collection of songs written for mostly imaginary films (the exceptions being songs for Ghost in the Shell, Miss Sarajevo, and Beyond the Clouds). Owing to Eno’s involvement as a full songwriting partner and the album’s experimental nature, the moniker “Passengers” was chosen to distinguish it from U2’s conventional albums. It was commercially unnoticed by the band’s standards and received generally mixed reviews. Guest musicians on the record included Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti (on “Miss Sarajevo”) and producer Howie B, who would co-produce U2’s following album, Pop (1997).
- “United Colours” United Colours of Plutonium (Japan) 5:31
- “Slug” Slug (Germany) 4:41
- “Your Blue Room” Par-delà les nuages / Beyond the Clouds (Italy) 5:28
- “Always Forever Now” Always Forever Now (Hong Kong) 6:24
- “A Different Kind of Blue” An Ordinary Day (USA) 2:02
- “Beach Sequence” Par-delà les nuages / Beyond the Clouds (Italy) 3:31
- “Miss Sarajevo” Miss Sarajevo (USA) 5:40
- “Ito Okashi” (featuring Holi) Ito Okashi / Something Beautiful (Japan) 3:25
- “One Minute Warning” Ghost in the Shell (Japan) 4:40
- “Corpse (These Chains Are Way Too Long)” Gibigiane / Reflections (Italy) 3:35
- “Elvis Ate America” Elvis Ate America (USA) 3:00
- “Plot 180” Hypnotize (Love Me ’til Dawn) (UK) 3:41
- “Theme from The Swan” The Swan (Hungary) 3:24
Bono – vocals, additional guitar, piano on “Beach Sequence”
Adam Clayton – bass guitar, additional guitar on “Your Blue Room”, percussion, narration on “Your Blue Room”
The Edge – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Corpse,” church organ on “Your Blue Room”
Brian Eno – strategies, sequencers, keyboards, backing vocals, guitar, treatments, mixing, chorus voices, vocals on “A Different Kind of Blue”, production
Larry Mullen, Jr. – drums, percussion, rhythm sequence on “One Minute Warning,” rhythm synthesizer on “United Colours”
Luciano Pavarotti – tenor voice on “Miss Sarajevo”
Holi – vocals on “Ito Okashi,” voices on “One Minute Warning”
Howie B – mixing, treatments, scratching, and rhythm track on “Elvis Ate America”
Craig Armstrong – string arrangement on “Miss Sarajevo”
Paul Barrett – string arrangement on “Always Forever Now”
Des Broadbery – sequencer on “Always Forever Now”
David Herbert – saxophone on “United Colours” and “Corpse”
Holger Zschenderlein – additional synthesizer on “One Minute Warning”
Middle Man is an album by Boz Scaggs that was released by Columbia Records in 1980. Scaggs hired members of the band Toto as session musicians and shared songwriting credits with them, returning to the commercial, soul-influenced rock of Silk Degrees (1976).
The album reached No. 8 in the Billboard 200 album chart, and two singles reached the Billboard Hot 100: “Breakdown Dead Ahead” at No. 15 and “Jojo” at No. 17.
- “Jojo” 5:51
- “Breakdown Dead Ahead” 4:33
- “Simone” 5:05
- “You Can Have Me Anytime” 4:56
- “Middle Man” 4:51
- “Do Like You Do in New York” 3:44
- “Angel You” 3:38
- “Isn’t It Time” 4:53
- “You Got Some Imagination” 3:56
Boz Scaggs – lead vocals, guitar (1-8)
Ray Parker Jr. – guitar (1-8), bass guitar (6)
Steve Lukather – lead guitars (1, 3, 5-8), additional guitars (2), guitar solo (2, 7, 8), all guitars (9)
Carlos Santana – guitar solo (4)
David Foster – synthesizers (1, 3, 5, 7-9), acoustic piano (1-5, 7), string arrangements (1, 3, 4, 5, 8), electric piano (3, 4, 8), synthesizer programming
Don Grolnick – electric piano (2), acoustic piano (8)
David Paich – additional synthesizer (3), organ (6), synthesizers (6)
James Newton Howard – clavinet (6)
Larry Fast – synthesizer programming
Michael Boddicker – synthesizer programming
Steve Porcaro – synthesizer programming
John Pierce – bass guitar (1)
David Hungate – bass guitar (2-5, 7-9)
Jeff Porcaro – drums (1, 3-5, 7, 9)
Rick Marotta – drums (2, 8)
Joe Vitale – drums (6)
Lenny Castro – percussion
Adrian Tapia – saxophone solo (1)
Marty Paich – string arrangements (4)
Charlotte Crossley – backing vocals (1)
David Lasley – backing vocals (1, 6)
Sharon Redd – backing vocals (1)
Paulette Brown – backing vocals (2, 3, 5, 8, 9)
Venetta Fields – backing vocals (2, 3, 5, 8, 9)
Bill Thedford – backing vocals (2, 3, 8)
Julia Tillman Waters – backing vocals (5, 9)
Oren Waters – backing vocals (5, 9)
Bill Champlin – backing vocals (6)
Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – backing vocals (6)
Rosemary Butler – backing vocals (7, 8)
Program from May 9, 2017
American singer LeAnn Rimes has released 12 studio albums and placed 32 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart since 1996.
At the age of nine, Rimes released her demo album in 1991 on an independent label. Disc jockey Bill Mack became aware of Rimes’ album and was impressed by her voice, and soon began to cultivate a plan for Rimes to make her breakthrough in the country music industry. Rimes recorded Mack’s self-penned “Blue” and released it as a single in 1996, and it became a major country hit, propelling Rimes to her breakthrough only at age 13.
The album sold over six million copies in the United States. Her second album, You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs, is the only album to ever debut at number one on three individual charts at the same time. It spawned an extended mix of the number two pop hit, “How Do I Live”, which brought Rimes to crossover pop stardom. Rimes’ later releases focused on the pop music market. After the commercial decline of her 2002 album, Twisted Angel, Rimes released the album This Woman, which returned Rimes to recording country music.
Rimes is mainly known for her pop hits in Europe, Australia, and Asia. Her 2002 pop album, Twisted Angel, went gold in Australia. In 2004, The Best of LeAnn Rimes album, reached number two in the UK and was certified platinum. A remix edition of The Best of album was released in Europe later that year. In 2006, she released the pop album, Whatever We Wanna, internationally due to a rise in sales of This Woman after “Something’s Gotta Give” was released as a single.
In the United States, Rimes’s success is primarily from her country hits. The 2007 album, Family included two Top 40 country singles, as well as “What I Cannot Change”, which hit number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in February 2009. LeAnn has also garnered Dance Club success with remixes of “Nothin’ Better to Do”, “Headphones” and “Good Friend and a Glass of Wine”.
Rimes has sold over 37 million records worldwide to date, with 16.5 million albums and 5.5 million singles certified by RIAA. Rimes was ranked the number 17 Best Selling Artist of the 1990-99 decade by Billboard. She was also ranked at number 184 on Billboard 200 Artists and number thirty-one on Country Artists of the 2000-09 decade.
|1||Can’t Fight the Moonlight|
|2||How Do I Live|
|3||Life Goes On|
|4||I Need You|
|6||Written in the Stars (With Elton John)|
|7||Last Thing on My Mind (Ronan Keating)|
|11||One Way Ticket (Because I Can)|
|13||But I Do Love You|
|15||On the Side of Angels|
|16||You Light Up My Life|
|17||Nothin’ New Under the Moon|
|19||The Light in Your Eyes|
|20||Nothin’ Better to Do|
|21||Long Live Love|
|22||And It Feels Like|
|23||Something’s Gotta Give|
|24||Looking Through Your Eyes|
|25||Nothin’ ’bout Love Makes Sense|
|26||Probably Wouldn’t Be This Way|
|30||Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore (With Bon Jovi)|
Lloyd Price (March 9, 1933 – May 3, 2021) was an American R&B vocalist, known as “Mr. Personality,” after his 1959 million-selling hit, “Personality.” His first recording, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” was a hit for Specialty Records in 1952.
Art Rupe, the owner of Specialty Records, based in Los Angeles, came to New Orleans in 1952 to record the distinctive style of rhythm and blues developing there, which had been highly successful for his competitor Imperial Records. Rupe heard Price’s song “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and wanted to record it. Because Price did not have a band, Rupe hired Dave Bartholomew to create the arrangements and Bartholomew’s band (plus Fats Domino on piano) to back Price in the recording session. The song was a massive hit. His next release, “Oooh, Oooh, Oooh,” cut at the same session, was a much smaller hit. Price continued making recordings for Specialty, but none of them reached the charts at that time.
In 1954, he was drafted into the US Army and sent to Korea. When he returned he found he had been replaced by Little Richard. In addition, his former chauffeur, Larry Williams, was also recording for the label, having released “Short Fat Fannie.”
He eventually formed KRC Records with Harold Logan and Bill Boskent. Their first single, “Just Because,” was picked up for distribution by ABC Records. From 1957 to 1959 Price recorded a series of national hits for ABC that successfully adapted the New Orleans sound, including “Stagger Lee” (which topped the Pop and R&B charts and sold over a million copies), “Personality” (which reached number 2), and “I’m Gonna Get Married” (number 3). When Price appeared on the television program American Bandstand to sing “Stagger Lee,” the producer and host of the program, Dick Clark, insisted that he alter the lyrics to tone down its violent content. “Stagger Lee” was Price’s version of an old blues standard, recorded many times previously by other artists. Greil Marcus, in a critical analysis of the song’s history, wrote that Price’s version was an enthusiastic rock rendition, “all momentum, driven by a wailing sax.” In all of these early recordings by Price (“Personality,” “Stagger Lee,” “I’m Gonna Get Married,” and others) Merritt Mel Dalton was the lead sax player; he was also in the traveling band and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show with Price. The personnel on the original hit recording of “Stagger Lee” included Clarence Johnson on piano, John Patton on bass, Charles McClendon and Eddie Saunders on tenor sax, Ted Curson on trumpet and Sticks Simpkins on drums.
In 1962, Price formed Double L Records with Logan. Wilson Pickett got his start on this label. In 1969, Logan was murdered. Price then founded a new label, Turntable, and opened a club by the same name at 1674 Broadway in New York City.
During the 1970s, Price helped the boxing promoter Don King promote fights, including the “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire and its accompanying concert which featured James Brown and B. B. King. He and Don King formed a record label, LPG, which issued Price’s last hit, “What Did You Do With My Love,” to limited success.
Price toured Europe in 1993 with Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Gary U.S. Bonds. He performed with soul legends Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, and Ben E. King on the “Four Kings of Rhythm and Blues” tour in 2005; concerts were recorded for a DVD and a PBS television special.
On June 20, 2010, he appeared and sang in the season 1 finale of the HBO series Treme. As of 2018 he continued to sing.
On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Lloyd Price among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.
Price and his wife resided in Westchester County, New York. He died on May 3, 2021, aged 88.
Lloyd Price (March 9, 1933 – May 3, 2021) was an American R&B vocalist, known as “Mr. Personality,” after his 1959 million-selling hit, “Personality.” His first recording, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” was a hit for Specialty Records in 1952. He continued to release records, but none were as popular until several years later, when he refined the New Orleans beat and achieved a series of national hits. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Price was born and raised in Kenner, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. His mother, Beatrice Price, owned the Fish ‘n’ Fry Restaurant. Price picked up lifelong interests in business and food from her. He and his younger brother Leo were both musical.
He had formal training on trumpet and piano, sang in his church’s gospel choir, and was a member of a combo in high school.
Price and his wife resided in Westchester County, New York. He died on May 3, 2021, aged 88.