Tag: Rod Stewart

Wednesday 7/13/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight:

Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, Joe Cocker, CCR, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Dave Matthews Band, Rockpile, Jethro Tull, Chuck Berry, Neil Young, Who, America, Iron Maiden, Tori Amos, Supertramp, Three Dog Night, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Specials, Air Supply, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Wings, Queen, Cars, Firehouse,


Sunday 5/15/22 1pm ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Camouflage (1984)

Camouflage is Rod Stewart’s 13th studio album, released on June 18, 1984 by Warner Bros. Records. The three singles from the album were “Infatuation”, “Some Guys Have All the Luck”, and a cover of the Free hit, “All Right Now”. The album marked a reunion of sorts between Stewart and Jeff Beck, who plays guitar on several tracks, as the two had been members of the influential 1960s group The Jeff Beck Group.

“Infatuation” 5:13
“All Right Now” 4:41
“Some Guys Have All the Luck” 4:33
“Can We Still Be Friends” 3:46
“Bad For You” 5:17
“Heart Is on the Line” 4:02
“Camouflage” 5:19
“Trouble” 4:42

Rod Stewart – lead vocals
Jeff Beck – guitar solo on “Infatuation”, “Can We Still Be Friends” and “Bad for You”
Jim Cregan, Michael Landau, Robin Le Mesurier – guitar
Jay Davis – bass guitar
Tony Brock – drums
Kevin Savigar – keyboards
Michael Omartian – keyboards, percussion, backing vocals, horn arrangements
Jimmy Zavala – harmonica
Gary Herbig – saxophone
Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Kim Hutchcroft, Charlie Loper, Gary Grant – horns

Monday 1/17/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 15

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We complete letter S and begin our travels into T.

1pm to 4pm ET

Friday 1/14/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Foot Loose and Fancy Free (1977)

Foot Loose & Fancy Free is Rod Stewart’s eighth album, released November 4, 1977 on Riva Records in the UK and Warner Bros in the US.

The album is the final album in a string of Stewart’s acclaimed 1970s albums, beginning with Atlantic Crossing and including the platinum-selling A Night on the Town. The album contains elements of hard rock (“Hot Legs”), funk rock (“You’re Insane”), and progressive rock via Motown (“You Keep Me Hanging On”), as well as Stewart’s usual ballads (“You’re in My Heart”). “I Was Only Joking”, a tale about regret and the care-free minds of the young, has become one of Stewart’s most loved compositions.

“Hot Legs” – 5:14
“You’re Insane” – 4:48
“You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” – 4:30
“Born Loose” – 6:02
“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” – 7:28
“(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right” – 5:23
“You Got A Nerve” – 4:59
“I Was Only Joking” – 6:07

Rod Stewart – lead and backing vocals
Fred Tackett – Acoustic guitar (A3)
Steve Cropper – guitar
David Foster – keyboards
Gary Grainger – guitar, backing vocals
Billy Peek – guitar, backing vocals
Phil Chen – bass guitar, drums, backing vocals
Nicky Hopkins – synthesizer
Jim Cregan – guitar, backing vocals
Carmine Appice – drums, backing vocals
Roger Bethelmy – drums ( A3. B2 )
John Jarvis – keyboards, backing vocals
Paulinho Da Costa, Tommy Vig – percussion
John Mayall – harmonica on “Born Loose”
Phil Kenzie – saxophone
Richard Greene – violin
Mark Stein – background vocals on “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”
Andy Johns – background vocals, engineering and mixing

Friday 1/14/22 1pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 14

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the letter S.

1pm to 4pm ET

Thursday 1/13/22 2pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 13

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter R and start with S into T.

2pm to 6pm ET

Wednesday 1/12/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: The Music of 1973 A to Z – Part 12

This RadioMax extended special features our Library of music from 1973 A2Z.

We continue with the completion of letter N and start with O into R and feature music from: Hurricane Smith, Shocking Blue, Rod Stewart, Spinners, America, Three Dog Night, Eagles, Jackson Browne, Led Zeppelin, Ringo Starr, Jim Croce, Lighthouse, Clarence Carter, Allman Brothers Band and many more.

12pm to 6pm ET

Tuesday 1/4/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Atlantic Crossing (1975)

Atlantic Crossing is the sixth studio album by the English singer-songwriter Rod Stewart, released on August 15, 1975. It peaked at number one in the UK (his fifth solo album to do so), and number nine on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.

The title indicated Stewart’s new commercial and artistic direction, referring to both his crossing over to Warner Brothers and on his departure to escape the 83 per cent top rate of income tax introduced by British Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson for the jet-set lifestyle in Los Angeles (where he had applied for American citizenship at this time). The album was divided into a slow side and a fast side, apparently at the suggestion of Stewart’s then-girlfriend, Swedish actress Britt Ekland. Stewart would repeat the format for his next two albums.

The album contained two of Stewart’s most popular songs, “Sailing” and “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”, and classic rock favorites “Three Time Loser” and “Stone Cold Sober”.

With Atlantic Crossing, Stewart ended his association with Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and the stable of musicians who had been his core collaborators on his classic run of albums for Mercury Records, fusing soul and folk. Instead, he used a group of session musicians, including The Memphis Horns and three-quarters of Booker T. and the MG’s. The album was produced by Tom Dowd, the famous engineer and producer on records by so many of Stewart’s heroes during Dowd’s time on staff at Atlantic Records. The only song performed from this album on The Faces’ final US tour in autumn 1975 was “Three Time Loser”, and the rest of the group heavily disliked Stewart’s change in musical direction on this album. Following the success of the album, and his move to the U.S., Stewart announced his exit from the Faces by the end of the year.

“Three Time Loser” 4:03
“Alright for an Hour” 4:17
“All in the Name of Rock ‘N’ Roll” 5:02
“Drift Away” 3:43
“Stone Cold Sober” 4:12
“I Don’t Want to Talk About It” 4:47
“It’s Not The Spotlight” 4:21

“This Old Heart of Mine” 4:04
“Still Love You” 5:08
“Sailing” 4:37

“To Love Somebody” 4:12
“Holy Cow” 3:16
“Return to Sender” 3:42
“Three Time Loser” [Alternate Version] 4:40

“Alright for an Hour” [Alternate Version] 4:36
“All in the Name of Rock ‘n’ Roll” 5:00
“Drift Away” [Alternate Version] 3:58
“Too Much Noise” [Early Version of “Stone Cold Sober”] 3:24
“I Don’t Want to Talk About It” [Alternate Version] 4:56

“It’s Not the Spotlight” [Alternate Version] 4:27
“This Old Heart of Mine” [Alternate Version] 3:54
“Still Love You” [Alternate Version] 4:57
“Sailing” [Alternate Version] 4:39
“Skye Boat Song (The Atlantic Crossing Drum & Pipe Band)” [Alternate Version] 4:20

Rod Stewart – vocals
Pete Carr – acoustic guitar and electric guitar on Sailing
Jesse Ed Davis – guitars
Steve Cropper – guitars
Fred Tackett – guitars
Jimmy Johnson – guitars
Barry Beckett – keyboards

Albhy Galuten – keyboards
Booker T. Jones – Hammond organ
Donald “Duck” Dunn – bass
Lee Sklar – bass

Bob Glaub – bass
David Hood – bass
David Lindley – mandolin, violin
Al Jackson, Jr. – drums, percussion
Roger Hawkins – drums, percussion
Nigel Olsson – drums, percussion
Willie Correa – drums, percussion
The Memphis Horns – trumpet, trombone, saxophone
Cindy & Bob Singers, The Pets & The Clappers – backing vocals

Wednesday 11/17/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – The Tears of Hercules (2021)

The Tears of Hercules is the thirty-second studio album by British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart. It was released on 12 November 2021 through Warner and Rhino. It was produced by Stewart and Kevin Savigar.

  1. “One More Time” 3:58
  2. “Gabriella” 3:33
  3. “All My Days” 3:37
  4. “Some Kind of Wonderful” 3:02
  5. “Born to Boogie 3:43
  6. “Kookooaramabama” 3:43
  7. “I Can’t Imagine” 3:35
  8. “The Tears of Hercules” 4:10
  9. “Hold On” 4:19
  10. “Precious Memories” 3:59
  11. “These Are My People” 2:57
  12. “Touchline” 3:55

Rod Stewart – vocals (all tracks), production (all tracks)
Kevin Savigar – production (all tracks), keyboards (all tracks), programming (all tracks)
J’Anna Jacoby – violin (1), fiddles (3)
Amanda Miller – backing vocals (1-6, 8-10, 12)
Holly Brewer – backing vocals (1-10, 12)
Gemma Mewse – backing vocals (1-10)
Emerson Swinford – guitars (2, 4-7, 9, 11), bass (5-6)
Julia Thornton – percussion (3-5, 8-9, 11-12)
Harlano Weekes – backing vocals (4, 8-11)
Adeola Shyllon – backing vocals (4, 8-9, 11)
Mark Agyei – backing vocals (4, 8-11)
Melissa Veszi – backing vocals (4, 8-9, 11)
Sabrina Adel – backing vocals (4, 8-9, 11)
Taya Plant – backing vocals (4, 8-9, 11)
Roo Saville – backing vocals (7-8, 12)
Jessica Childress – backing vocals (9)
T Jay Weekes – backing vocals (10)
David Palmer – drums (5)
Mike Severs – guitars (10)
Jimmy Roberts – saxophone (10)

Friday 9/3/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Various Artists – Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin is a 1991 tribute album consisting of interpretations of sixteen songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Released October 22, 1991. The title refers to a song on John’s album 21 at 33, “Two Rooms at the End of the World”, and to the duo’s unusual collaborative style; it is also the title of a 1991 film documenting their collaboration.

  1. “Border Song” Eric Clapton 4:21
  2. “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” Kate Bush 4:57
  3. “Come Down in Time” Sting 3:38
  4. “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” The Who 4:32
  5. “Crocodile Rock” The Beach Boys 4:21
  6. “Daniel” Wilson Phillips 4:03
  7. “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” Joe Cocker 3:57
  8. “Levon” Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
  9. “The Bitch is Back” Tina Turner 3:38
  10. “Philadelphia Freedom” Hall & Oates 5:12
  11. “Your Song” Rod Stewart 4:49
  12. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” Oleta Adams 6:02
  13. “Madman Across the Water” Bruce Hornsby 6:10
  14. “Sacrifice” Sinéad O’Connor 5:12
  15. “Burn Down the Mission” Phil Collins 6:11
  16. “Tonight” George Michael 7:23

Thursday 6/3/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story (1971)

Every Picture Tells a Story, is the third studio album by Rod Stewart. It was released on 28 May 1971. It incorporates hard rock, folk, and blues styles. It went to number one on both the UK and US charts and finished third in the Jazz & Pop critics’ poll for best album of 1971. It has been an enduring critical success, including a number 172 ranking on Rolling Stone’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

  1. “Every Picture Tells a Story” 6:01
  2. “Seems Like a Long Time” 4:02
  3. “That’s All Right / Amazing Grace” 6:02
  4. “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” 3:43
  5. “Maggie May” 5:15
  6. “Mandolin Wind” 5:33
  7. “(I Know) I’m Losing You” 5:23
  8. “(Find a) Reason to Believe” 4:05

Rod Stewart – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Ronnie Wood – guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass guitar
Sam Mitchell – slide guitar
Martin Quittenton – acoustic guitar
Pete Sears – piano, celeste
Micky Waller – drums
Danny Thompson – upright bass
Andy Pyle – bass guitar
Dick Powell – violin

Ray Jackson (“the mandolin player in Lindisfarne”) – mandolin
Long John Baldry – vocals on “Every Picture Tells a Story”
Maggie Bell – “vocal abrasives” on “Every Picture Tells a Story”
Madeline Bell and friends – “vocal abrasives” on “Seems Like a Long Time”
Ian McLagan – Hammond organ, piano on “(I Know) I’m Losing You”
Kenney Jones – drums on “(I Know) I’m Losing You” (uncredited)
Ronnie Lane – bass guitar and backing vocals on “(I Know) I’m Losing You” (uncredited)

Friday 5/21/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown: Rod Stewart Top 30 Hits

British singer/musician Rod Stewart album and single sales total have been variously estimated as more than 100 million, or at 200 million, in either case earning him a place on the list of best-selling music artists.

Studio albums 30
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 22
Video albums 2
Music videos 68
Singles 147

1Rhythm of My Heart
2Love Touch
3Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?
4Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
5Passion
6Sailing 
7All for Love with Bryan Adams & Sting
8Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me)
9Baby Jane
10Crazy About Her
11Young Turks
12You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
13Lost in You
14Downtown Train
15Every Beat of My Heart
16Infatuation
17It Takes Two with Tina Turner
18The Motown Song with Temptations
19I Don’t Want to Talk About It
20Maggie May
21Have I Told You Lately (live)
22Tom Traubert’s Blues (Waltzing Matilda)
23You Wear It Well
24Some Guys Have All the Luck
25Hot Legs
26Ain’t Love a Bitch
27Forever Young
28What Am I Gonna Do (I’m So in Love with You)
29My Heart Can’t Tell You No
30Broken Arrow

Friday 5/7/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Faces – A Nod Is As Good As a Wink… to a Blind Horse (1971)

A Nod’s As Good As a Wink… to a Blind Horse is the third album by British rock group Faces, and their second album of 1971. Released November 17, 1971 Bolstered somewhat by lead singer Rod Stewart’s recent solo success with “Maggie May”, it was their most successful album worldwide, peaking at No. 6 in the US, and reaching No. 2 in the UK. It also contains their biggest US hit, the swaggering “Stay with Me” (No. 6 in the UK, No. 17 in the US), and the album itself would be certified gold by the RIAA in 1972.

The album is generally regarded by critics and fans as the Faces’ definitive statement; the most consistent, balanced album of the group’s career in terms of songwriting and of mood, thanks in no small part to the decision to share production duties with Glyn Johns (Johns’ association with the group stretched back as far as their original iteration as the Small Faces). As a result of Johns’ involvement the album is a more focused and concise offering than the two previous Faces LPs, clocking in at 36.28, where both of its predecessors exceeded the 45 minute mark.

The album features two tasteful original ballads and a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Memphis Tennessee” alongside the usual Faces’ trademark raucous bluesy rockers and rollicking bar-room swing-alongs. Bassist Ronnie Lane, usually confined to backing vocals and the occasional sole lead vocal on previous Faces records, sings lead on three of his own compositions here (one co-written with keyboardist Ian McLagan). Of these, “Debris”, an elliptical but profoundly emotional examination of father-son relationships, was chosen as the B-side to their hit “Stay With Me”.

The title of the album is a reference to a similar line in Monty Python’s Flying Circus’s “Nudge Nudge” sketch. The original issue of the album came with a large poster consisting of a picture collage, including images of pills and pharmaceutical capsules, as well as polaroid photos apparently taken on tour of band and crew members reveling with naked groupies in hotel rooms. Within weeks of release, the record company had second thoughts about the poster and re-issued the album without it, turning original copies with the poster into collectors’ items overnight.

  1. “Miss Judy’s Farm” 3:42
  2. “You’re So Rude” 3:46
  3. “Love Lives Here” 3:09
  4. “Last Orders Please” 2:38
  5. “Stay with Me” 4:38
  6. “Debris” 4:39
  7. “Memphis” 5:31
  8. “Too Bad” 3:16
  9. “That’s All You Need” 5:05

Rod Stewart – lead vocals on tracks 1, 3, 5 & 7–9, harmonica
Ronnie Lane – bass, acoustic guitar, percussion, lead vocals on tracks 2, 4 & 6, backing vocals on “Stay With Me” and “Too Bad”
Ronnie Wood – lead, slide, acoustic and pedal steel guitars, harmonica, backing vocals on “Stay With Me” and “Too Bad”
Ian McLagan – piano, organ, backing vocals on “Too Bad”
Kenney Jones – drums, percussion
Harry Fowler – steel drums on “That’s All You Need”
Glyn Johns – co-producer, engineer

Monday 5/3/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 70’s

This week we feature music from Johnny Rivers, Harry Nilsson, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Supertramp, Argent, Daddy Dewdrop, Undisputed Truth, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ronnie Dyson and more . . .

Tuesday 2/23/2021 12am ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – Storyteller The Complete Anthology (1964- 1990)

Storyteller – The Complete Anthology: 1964–1990, often referred to as The Storyteller Anthology or simply Storyteller is a 4-disc compilation released by Rod Stewart in November 1989 (see 1989 in music). It was released by Warner Bros. Records (WEA 9 25987-2) and contains sixty-five tracks, five of which had never before been released.

Disc One
“Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” (previously released as a single) – 2:06
“Can I Get a Witness?” (Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 3:34
“Shake” (previously released as a single) – 2:48
“So Much to Say” (previously released as B-side to “Little Miss Understood”) – 3:13
“Little Miss Understood” (previously released as a single) – 3:37
“I’ve Been Drinking” (previously released as B-side to “Love Is Blue” by The Jeff Beck Group) – 3:17
“I Ain’t Superstitious” (previously released on Truth by The Jeff Beck Group) – 4:53
“Shapes of Things” (previously released on Truth by The Jeff Beck Group) – 3:18
“In a Broken Dream” (previously released as a single by Python Lee Jackson) – 3:39
“Street Fighting Man” (previously released on An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down) – 5:05
“Handbags and Gladrags” (previously released on An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down) – 4:23
“Gasoline Alley” (previously released on Gasoline Alley) – 4:02
“Cut Across Shorty” (previously released on Gasoline Alley) – 6:31
“Country Comforts” (previously released on Gasoline Alley) – 4:43
“It’s All Over Now” (previously released on Gasoline Alley) – 6:22
“Sweet Lady Mary” (previously released on Long Player by Faces) – 5:48
“Had Me a Real Good Time” (previously released on Long Player by Faces) – 5:54

Disc Two
“Maggie May” (previously released on Every Picture Tells a Story) – 5:45
“Mandolin Wind” (previously released on Every Picture Tells a Story) – 5:30
“(I Know) I’m Losing You” (previously released on Every Picture Tells a Story) – 5:22
“Reason to Believe” (previously released on Every Picture Tells a Story) – 4:07
“Every Picture Tells a Story” (previously released on Every Picture Tells a Story) – 5:58
“Stay With Me” (previously released on A Nod Is as Good as a Wink…To a Blind Horse by Faces) – 4:37
“True Blue” (previously released on Never a Dull Moment) – 3:33
“Angel” (previously released on Never a Dull Moment) – 4:04
“You Wear It Well” (previously released on Never a Dull Moment) – 5:02
“I’d Rather Go Blind” (previously released on Never a Dull Moment) – 3:53
“Twistin’ the Night Away” (previously released on Never a Dull Moment) – 3:14
“What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)” (previously released as UK B-side to “Angel”) – 2:52
“Oh! No Not My Baby” (previously released as a Rod Stewart and Faces single) – 3:38
“Pinball Wizard” (previously released on Tommy (London Symphony Orchestra album) and later on the greatest hits compilation Sing It Again Rod) – 3:40
“Sweet Little Rock ‘N Roller” (previously released on Smiler) – 3:46
“Let Me Be Your Car” (previously released on Smiler) – 4:58
“You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything” (previously released as a single by Faces) – 4:23

Disc Three
“Sailing” (previously released on Atlantic Crossing) – 4:38
“I Don’t Want to Talk About It (1975)” (previously released on Atlantic Crossing) – 4:49
“Stone Cold Sober” (previously released on Atlantic Crossing) – 4:12
“To Love Somebody” with Booker T. & the M.G.’s (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb) – 4:30
“Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” (previously released on A Night on the Town) – 3:54
“The First Cut Is the Deepest” (previously released on A Night on the Town) – 4:26
“The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)” (previously released on A Night on the Town) – 6:31
“Get Back” (previously released on All This and World War II soundtrack) – 4:24
“Hot Legs” (previously released on Foot Loose & Fancy Free) – 5:11
“I Was Only Joking” (previously released on Foot Loose & Fancy Free) – 6:02
“You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” (previously released on Foot Loose & Fancy Free) – 4:28
“Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” (previously released on Blondes Have More Fun) – 5:28
“Passion” (previously released on Foolish Behaviour) – 5:30
“Oh God, I Wish I Was Home Tonight” (previously released on Foolish Behaviour) – 5:01
“Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me)” (previously released on Tonight I’m Yours) – 4:10

Disc Four
“Young Turks” (previously released on Tonight I’m Yours) – 5:01
“Baby Jane” (previously released on Body Wishes) – 4:43
“What Am I Gonna Do (I’m so in Love with you)” (previously released on Body Wishes) – 4:17
“People Get Ready” with Jeff Beck (previously released as a single) – 4:52
“Some Guys Have All the Luck” (previously released on Camouflage) – 4:32
“Infatuation” (previously released on Camouflage) – 5:12
“Love Touch” (previously released on Every Beat of My Heart) – 4:03
“Every Beat of My Heart” (previously released on Every Beat of My Heart) – 5:18
“Lost in You” (previously released on Out of Order) – 4:57
“My Heart Can’t Tell You No” (previously released on Out of Order) – 5:11
“Dynamite” (previously released on Out of Order) – 4:15
“Crazy About Her” (previously released on Out of Order) – 4:54
“Forever Young” (previously released on Out of Order) – 4:03
“I Don’t Want to Talk About It (1989)” (previously unreleased version) – 4:52
“This Old Heart of Mine” with Ronald Isley (previously unreleased version) – 4:12
“Downtown Train” (Tom Waits) (new song) – 4:39