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Tuesday, June 6, 2023 4pm ET: That JJ Kane Show with JJ Kane FRSA @caravanmediapr

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Listen Live:

pMad – Fire
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Sound Of Contact – Pale Blue Dot
VFM125 – In the Light Of Ordinary things
Rick Nelson – Garden Party
A Band Called Paul – Nothing Left To Give
Sadler’s Row – Galactic Gypsies
Sarantos – Believe In Yourself
ZZK – Sola
The Guapos – : Nunca Te Quise
The Lilac Hour – People On TV
Two Piece Face – Thief
Phil Marinucci – 321
Coldplay – Higher Power

In Memoriam: Cynthia Weil (1940 – 2023)

Cynthia Weil (October 18, 1940 – June 1, 2023) was an American songwriter who wrote many songs together with her husband Barry Mann. Weil and Mann were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. In 1987, she was inducted with her husband into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2011, they jointly received the Johnny Mercer Award, the highest honor bestowed by that Hall of Fame.

Weil and her husband, both based at the Brill Building, were instrumental in shaping the sound of rock and roll in the 1960s, alongside other luminaries, such as Carole King, Burt Bacharach, and Neil Diamond.

Weil and her husband went on to create songs for many contemporary artists, winning several Grammy Awards as well as Academy Award nominations for their compositions for film. As their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame biography put it, in part: “Mann and Weil’s… [works went from] epic ballads (‘On Broadway’, ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin”) to outright rockers (‘Kicks’, ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place’) [and they also] placed an emphasis on meaningful lyrics in their songwriting. With Weil writing the words and Mann the music, they came up with a number of songs that addressed such serious subjects as racial and economic divides[,] ‘Uptown’, …and the difficult reality of making it in the big city (‘On Broadway’). ‘Only in America’… tackled segregation and racism, making it rather too controversial for the Drifters, who were the intended artists. ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place’ became an anthem for [the] Vietnam soldier, antiwar protesters, and young people who viewed it as an anthem of greater opportunities.”

List of songs written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

“A World of Our Own”
“Absolutely Green” – Dom DeLuise
“Beyond the Last Island” – Adam Ryen
“Black Butterfly” – Deniece Williams
“Blame It on the Bossa Nova” – Eydie Gormé
“Bless You” – Tony Orlando
“Christmas Vacation”
“Don’t Know Much” – Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt
“He’s Sure the Boy I Love” – The Crystals
“Heart” – Kenny Chandler
“Here You Come Again” – Dolly Parton
“Home of the Brave” – Bonnie and the Treasures
“How Can I Tell Her It’s Over” – Andy Williams
“Hungry” – Paul Revere & the Raiders
“I Just Can’t Help Believing” – B. J. Thomas, Elvis Presley
“I’m Gonna Be Strong” – Gene Pitney; covered by Cyndi Lauper
“I Will Come to You” – Hanson
“It’s Not Easy” – Normie Rowe, The Will-O-Bees
“Just a Little Lovin’ (Early in the Morning)”
“Just Once” – James Ingram with Quincy Jones
“Kicks” – Paul Revere & the Raiders
“Late at Night” – George Benson and Vicki Randle
“Let Me In” (Rick Derringer/Weil) – Rick Derringer
“Looking Through the Eyes of Love”
“Love Doesn’t Ask Why” – Celine Dion.
“Love Her” – The Everly Bros, The Walker Bros.
“Love is Only Sleeping” – The Monkees
“Magic Town” – The Vogues
“Make Your Own Kind of Music” – “Mama” Cass Elliot
“Never Gonna Let You Go” – Sérgio Mendes
“Nobody But You” – Gladys Knight and Ruby Turner
“None of Us Are Free”
“On Broadway” – The Drifters, Eric Carmen, and later George Benson, Neil Young, Gary Numan
“Only in America” – Jay and the Americans
“Remember” – Josh Groban
“Running with the Night”
“Saturday Night at the Movies”
“Shades of Gray” – The Monkees
“Shape of Things to Come” – Max Frost and the Troopers
“Somewhere Out There” – Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram
“Sweet Survivor” – Peter, Paul, and Mary
“Uptown” – The Crystals, covered by Bette Midler
“Walking in the Rain” – Jay and the Americans
“We Gotta Get out of This Place” – The Animals
“Where Have You Been (All My Life)”
“(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” – The Righteous Brothers
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” – The Righteous Brothers

Weil died at her home in Beverly Hills, California, on June 1, 2023, at the age of 82.

Monday, June 5, 2023 11pm ET: Feature LP: Stray Kids – 5 Stars

5-Star (stylized as ★★★★★) is the third Korean-language studio album (fourth overall) by South Korean boy band Stray Kids. It was released on June 2, 2023, by JYP Entertainment and Republic Records, following their seventh EP Maxident (2022). A combination of hip hop, pop, and electronica, the album was described as a “unique and quirky” record that “shows the color of Stray Kids properly after a long time”.

On the album, 3Racha worked with songwriters and producers Versachoi, Chae Kang-hae, Restart, Zack Djurich, Millionboy, Trippy, Nickko Young, Kyle Reynolds, Chris LaRocca, and Jun2, as well as member Felix. It comprises twelve tracks, including the lead single “S-Class”, the Korean version of “The Sound”, originally from the group’s Japanese album of the same name and “Mixtape: Time Out” from the Mixtape Project, and features a guest appearance from Tiger JK on the track “Topline”.

  1. “Hall of Fame” (위인전) 2:51
  2. “S-Class” (특) 3:16
  3. “Item” 3:12
  4. “Super Bowl” 3:03
  5. “Topline” (featuring Tiger JK) 3:24
  6. “DLC” 3:06
  7. “Get Lit” (죽어보자) 2:51
  8. “Collision” (충돌) 2:38
  9. “FNF” 2:52
  10. “Youtiful” Bang Chan 3:29
  11. “The Sound” (Korean version) 2:58
  12. “Mixtape: Time Out” 2:55

Stray Kids – vocals (all), background vocals (2, 4, 11)
Bang Chan (3Racha) – background vocals (1, 3, 5–6, 9–10, 12), all instruments (2, 4, 10), computer programming (1–4, 9–10), bass (9), synthesizer (9), drum (9), vocal directing (10)
Changbin (3Racha) – background vocals (1, 3, 5–6), vocal directing (10)
Han (3Racha) – background vocals (1, 3, 5–8), vocal directing (10)
Felix – background vocals (5, 9)
Seungmin – background vocals (6)
Versachoi – synthesizer (1, 3, 5), drum (1, 3, 5, 12), bass (1, 3, 5), computer programming (1, 3, 5, 12)
Chae Kang-hae – all instruments (2, 7), computer programming (2, 7)
Restart – all instruments (2, 5, 7), computer programming (2, 5, 7)
Zack Djurich – all instruments (4, 10), computer programming (4, 10)
Millionboy – all instruments (8)
Trippy – bass (9), synthesizer (9), drum (9), piano (9), computer programming (9)
Nickko Young – guitar (10, 12), piano (10), drum (10)
Kim Hong-seo – bass (10)
Lee Jae-myung – bass (12)

Monday, June 5, 2023 10pm ET: Feature LP: Bob Dylan – Shadow Kingdom (2023)

Shadow Kingdom is the 40th studio album and second soundtrack album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on June 2, 2023, through Columbia Records. It is Dylan’s first album of new studio recordings since his 2020 album Rough and Rowdy Ways. The songs were recorded at Village Recorder in West Los Angeles in early 2021 to accompany Alma Har’el’s film Shadow Kingdom: The Early Songs of Bob Dylan, which was shot later. Although no musicians are listed in the credits, various sources have identified the session players as consisting of veterans such as T Bone Burnett and Don Was. It is the only Dylan album in which he plays with a band that features no drums or percussion.

Shadow Kingdom consists of new recordings of 13 songs from the first half of Dylan’s career plus a new instrumental song titled “Sierra’s Theme”. The album was preceded by a single for “Watching the River Flow”, which was released on streaming platforms and as a YouTube video on April 13, 2023. The performance of “Forever Young” from Har’el’s film was released as a standalone video on June 2, 2023. The album received praise from critics.

  1. “When I Paint My Masterpiece” 4:25
  2. “Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine” 3:32
  3. “Queen Jane Approximately” 5:14
  4. “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” 3:04
  5. “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” 4:26
  6. “Tombstone Blues” 5:00
  7. “To Be Alone with You” 3:10
  8. “What Was It You Wanted” 5:03
  9. “Forever Young” 3:15
  10. “Pledging My Time” 3:50
  11. “The Wicked Messenger” 2:56
  12. “Watching the River Flow” 3:00
  13. “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” 2:49
  14. “Sierra’s Theme” 4:23

Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Jeff Taylor – accordion
Greg Leisz – guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandolin
Tim Pierce – guitar
T-Bone Burnett – guitar
Ira Ingber – guitar
Don Was – upright bass
John Avila – electric bass
Doug Lacy – accordion
Steve Bartek – additional acoustic guitar

Monday, June 5, 2023 9pm ET: Feature LP: Ben Harper – Wide Open Light (2023)

Wide Open Light is the seventeenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Ben Harper, released on June 2, 2023, through Chrysalis Records. It was preceded by the lead single “Yard Sale” featuring Jack Johnson. Harper will tour Europe and North America from July 2023.

  1. “Heart and Crown” 2:09
  2. “Giving Ghosts” 4:11
  3. “Masterpiece” 2:44
  4. “8 Minutes” 2:16
  5. “Yard Sale” (with Jack Johnson) 4:17
  6. “Trying Not to Fall in Love with You” 3:33
  7. “Wide Open Light” 4:10
  8. “One More Change” 3:48
  9. “Growing Growing Gone” 2:28
  10. “Love After Love” 2:32
  11. “Thank You Pat Brayer” 3:54

Monday, June 5, 2023 8pm ET: Feature LP: The Revivalists – Pour It Out Into The Night (2023)

The Revivalists are an American rock band formed in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2007. The eight-piece band consists of Ed Williams (pedal steel guitar, guitar), David Shaw (lead vocals), Zack Feinberg (guitar), Rob Ingraham (saxophone), George Gekas (bass guitar), Andrew Campanelli (drums and percussion), Michael Girardot (keyboards and trumpet), and Paulet “PJ” Howard (drums and percussion).

After The Revivalists released their album, Men Amongst Mountains, on July 17, 2015, they were named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of “10 Bands You Need to Know”. In September 2016, their song “Wish I Knew You” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart, and in May 2017, the song reached No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart. On September 11, the single was certified platinum by the RIAA.

A 2018 single, “All My Friends,” from their album, Take Good Care, went to No.1 at Adult Alternative radio.

The Revivalists – Pour It Out Into The Night Released June 2, 2023

1 Kid 3:29
2 Don’t Look Back 3:26
3 Good Old Days 4:22
4 Down in the Dirt 3:35
5 The Long Con 3:17
6 Only You 3:18
7 Alive 5:08
8 Wait for the Sun 2:42
9 When I Got You 3:32
10 How We Move 3:38
11 Say Goodbye 2:52
12 Pour It out into the Night 4:59

Monday, June 5, 2023 7pm ET: Feature LP: Kenny Rogers – Life Is Like a Song (2023)

Life Is Like a Song is a posthumous studio album by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. It was released on June 2, 2023, by UMe. The album marks Rogers’ first non-Christmas studio album in ten years, since the 2013 release of You Can’t Make Old Friends. The album features ten tracks, including eight previously unreleased songs from the Kenny Rogers vault. “Tell Me That You Love Me” and “Goodbye” were previously released in 2009 on the Time Life box set, The First 50 Years, although “Tell Me That You Love Me” has been remixed for this album.

  1. “Love Is a Drug” 2:58
  2. “I Wish It Would Rain” 3:02
  3. “Am I Too Late” 3:28
  4. “Tell Me That You Love Me” (with Dolly Parton) 3:13
  5. “Straight Into Love” (with Jamie O’Neal) 4:01
  6. “Wonderful Tonight” 3:26
  7. “Catchin’ Grasshoppers” 4:09
  8. “That’s Love to Me” 3:43
  9. “I Will Wait for You” 5:06
  10. “Goodbye” 3:21
  11. “Say Hello to Heaven” 3:39
  12. “At Last” 2:47

Monday, June 5, 2023 4pm ET: That JJ Kane Show with JJ Kane FRSA @caravanmediapr

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Listen Live:

The Projectors – You Can only Wait
No Serial Killer – Yes
Yoyo XNO – Vacation postcard
Lucinda Williams – Me & Bobby Mcgee
Carbellion – Bar Fight
eMolecule – Beyond Belief
Dubxanne – Boys Wanna Have Fun
Mark Wonder – Urgency
Adam Masterson – Take A Little Love
Chichino – Every Little Thing
Wyatt Pauley Band – 2 Steps Forward
Lil NazX – Old Town Road
Apache Indian – On A Ragga Tip
Tizane – Don’t Tell Me the End
Fleetwood Mac – Tell Me Lies
Precinct 7 – Wish You Were Here

Sunday, June 4, 2023 3pm ET: Feature LP: Beatles – Help! (1965)

Help! is the fifth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles and the soundtrack to their film of the same name. It was released on August 6, 1965. Seven of the fourteen songs, including the singles “Help!” and “Ticket to Ride”, appeared in the film and take up the first side of the vinyl album. The second side includes “Yesterday”, the most-covered song ever written. The album was met with favourable critical reviews and topped the Australian, German, UK and US charts.

During the recording sessions for the album, the Beatles continued to explore the studio’s multitracking capabilities to layer their sound. “Yesterday” features a string quartet, the band’s first use of Baroque sensibilities, and “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” includes a flute section. The North American release is a true soundtrack album, combining the first seven songs with instrumental music from the film. The omitted tracks are instead spread across the Capitol Records LPs Beatles VI, Rubber Soul and Yesterday and Today.

In the US, Help! marked the start of artistic recognition for the Beatles from mainstream critics, including comparisons to the European art music tradition. It was nominated in the category of Album of the Year at the 1966 Grammys Awards, marking the first time that a rock band had been recognised in this category. In 2000, it was voted 119th in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s book All Time Top 1000 Albums. In 2020, it was ranked 266th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In September 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed its sales award rules, Help! was certified platinum for recorded sales since 1994.

  1. “Help!” 2:18
  2. “The Night Before” 2:34
  3. “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” 2:09
  4. “I Need You” 2:28
  5. “Another Girl” 2:05
  6. “You’re Going to Lose That Girl” 2:18
  7. “Ticket to Ride” 3:09
  8. “Act Naturally” 2:30
  9. “It’s Only Love” 1:56
  10. “You Like Me Too Much” 2:36
  11. “Tell Me What You See” 2:37
  12. “I’ve Just Seen a Face” 2:05
  13. “Yesterday” 2:05
  14. “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” 2:54

John Lennon – lead, harmony and background vocals; rhythm and acoustic guitars; electric piano, organ on “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”; tambourine on “Tell Me What You See”; snare drum on “I Need You”
Paul McCartney – lead, harmony and background vocals; bass, acoustic and lead guitars; piano, electric piano
George Harrison – harmony and background vocals; lead, acoustic and rhythm guitars; lead vocals on “I Need You” and “You Like Me Too Much”; guiro on “Tell Me What You See”
Ringo Starr – drums and miscellaneous percussion; claves on “Tell Me What You See”; lead vocals on “Act Naturally”
George Martin – producer, piano on “You Like Me Too Much”
John Scott – tenor and alto flutes on “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”
String quartet on “Yesterday”, arranged by Martin in association with McCartney