Tag: Robert Palmer

Friday 2/12/2021 10pm ET: Feature LP: Robert Palmer – Double Fun (1978)

Double Fun is the fourth solo album by Robert Palmer, released in 1978. Self-produced, this pop album is influenced by multiple genres including blue-eyed soul, disco and heavy rock but maintains an overall consistency of production which holds it all together. The album peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1978, his highest rank up to that point, and includes a top 20 hit, “Every Kinda People.”

The hit single from the album “Every Kinda People” was written by former Free bassist Andy Fraser. Fraser recorded his own version of the song which he never released but which Palmer heard. This album and the hit single paved the way for his next album Secrets which reached No. 19 on the Billboard charts and gave Palmer his biggest hit yet with the Moon Martin penned “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)”.

The album cracked the Billboard Top 100 peaking at No. 45 thanks to the success of “Every Kinda People”, and two follow up singles continued to keep the album afloat on the charts. The last track “You’re Going To Get What’s Coming” penned by Palmer later became a hit single (reaching No. 73 on the Billboard Charts in 1980) for Bonnie Raitt and was featured on her 1979 album The Glow. Double Fun peaked at No. 10 in the Netherlands and No. 29 in New Zealand.

“Every Kinda People” – 3:17
“Best of Both Worlds” – 3:54
“Come Over” – 4:06
“Where Can It Go?” – 3:20
“Night People” – 4:12
“Love Can Run Faster” – 4:02
“You Overwhelm Me” – 3:05
“You Really Got Me” – 4:23
“You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming” – 4:29

Robert Palmer – vocals, guitar, percussion
Paul Barrère – guitar, backing vocals
Keith Errol Benson, Richie Hayward, Chris Parker – drums
Harry Bluestone – concertmaster
Michael Brecker – saxophone
Randy Brecker – trumpet
Pierre Brock, Jimmy Williams, Bob Babbitt – bass guitar
Lenny Castro, Robert Greenidge – percussion
Gene Davis – string arrangements
John Davis – string arrangements
Freddie Harris, Neil Hubbard, James Mahoney, Donovan McKitty, T.J. Tindall – guitar
Ron Kersey, Edward Putmon, Steve Robbins, James Allen Smith, Louis John Davis – keyboards
Bill Payne – keyboards, backing vocals
Don Renaldo – concertmaster
Brenda Russell – backing vocals
Brian Russell – backing vocals
Allan Schwartzberg – percussion, drums

Friday 11am ET: Feature Artist – Robert Palmer

Robert Allen Palmer (January 19, 1949 – September 26, 2003) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He was known for his distinctive, soulful voice, sartorial elegance and for combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae, and blues.

Palmer’s involvement in the music industry began in the 1960s, covered four decades and included a spell with the band Vinegar Joe. He found success both in his solo career and with the Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1980s. Three of his hit singles, “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On,” “Addicted to Love,” and “Simply Irresistible”, were accompanied with stylish music videos directed by British fashion photographer Terence Donovan. Palmer received a number of awards throughout his career, including two Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, an MTV Video Music Award, and two Brit Award nominations for Best British Male Solo Artist.

Palmer died following a heart attack on September 26, 2003.

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week on the Sounds of The 80’s, Edie Brickell, Cars, Robert Palmer, America, Julian Lennon, Dave Edmunds, Hall & Oates, Whispers, Jacksons, AC/DC and more. . . 

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

This week on Sounds of The 70’s we feature:  Pablo Cruise, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Charlie Daniels Band, Wild Cherry, Neil Diamond, Hot Chocolate, Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Robert Palmer, Doobie Brothers and more . . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week we feature music from:  Journey, Stray Cats, Juice Newton, Planet P Project, Peter Tosh, Elton John, Dicks, Toto, Huey Lewis and The News, Stevie Nicks, .38 Special, Lionel Richie, Robert Palmer and more . .  .

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 9am ET

Summer hitsIt’s “Summer Hits of the 70s” today at 9:00 am on Sounds of The 70s were we’ll feature, Bad Company, Bob Seger, Paul Simon Godspell, Eric Carmen, Three Dog Night, Chris Thompson, Robert Palmer, John Travolta & Olivia Newton John, Robin McNamara, Pilot, 8th Day, Hot, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Elton John, Bobby Sherman, Grand Funk Railroad, Helen Reddy, and so much more. Join us at 9:00 am!

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 10am ET

CR-VRPThis week on the Vinyl Resting Place, Classic Rock of the 70s featuring: Loggins & Messina, Styx, David Bowie, Van Halen, Pat Benatar, Tim Curry, Ian Hunter, Meat Loaf, Ace Frehley, Bruce Springsteen, Eagles, Toto, Elton John, Robert Palmer, AC/DC and many more. Join your host Mr. Willie B 10am ET and also check out the RadioMax on-demand area for more VRP progams!

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

70sSounds of the Seventies Live with Dan Varroney tonight at 7:00 pm ET. This week it’s “Top Hits of the Seventies.” We’ll feature Dire Straits, Bee Gees, Cheap Trick, Grand Funk Railroad, Raspberries, Robert Palmer, Bob Welch, Boston, Chi-Lites, and John Paul Young.