Tag: Rod Stewart

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 5/21/21 1am 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 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

Monday 1/11/2021 8pm ET: Feature Artist: Rod Stewart


Sir Roderick David Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945) is a British rock and pop singer, songwriter and record producer. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 250 million records worldwide. He has had ten number-one albums and 31 top ten singles in the UK, six of which reached number one. Stewart has had 16 top ten singles in the US, with four reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100. He was knighted in the 2016 Birthday Honors for services to music and charity.

Stewart’s music career began in 1962 when he took up busking with a harmonica. In October 1963, he joined The Dimensions as harmonica player and vocalist. In 1964, Stewart joined Long John Baldry and the All Stars before joining The Jeff Beck Group in 1967. Becoming the singer for the Faces in 1969, he also maintained a solo career releasing his debut solo album that same year. Stewart’s early albums were a fusion of rock, folk music, soul music, and R&B. His third solo album, 1971’s Every Picture Tells a Story was his breakthrough, topping the charts in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. The ballad “Maggie May” off of it went to number one for multiple weeks in those same countries. His 1972 follow-up album, Never a Dull Moment, was another UK and Australian chart-topper while reaching the top three in the US and Canada. Its lead single, “You Wear It Well”, also topped the chart in the UK while being a moderate hit elsewhere.

After a handful more UK top ten hits, Stewart announced the breakup of the Faces in 1975. His next few singles were ballads with “Sailing”, off the 1975 UK and Australian number-one album, Atlantic Crossing, becoming a hit in the UK and the Netherlands (number one), Germany (number four) and other countries, but barely charting in North America. A Night on the Town (1976), his fifth straight chart-topper in the UK, began a three-album run of going number one or top three in North America, the UK and Australia with each release. That album’s “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” spent almost two months at number one in the US and Canada, and made the top five in other countries. Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977) featured the major hit “You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) as well as the rocker “Hot Legs”. Blondes Have More Fun (1978) and its disco-tinged “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” both went to number one in Canada, Australia and the US with “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” also hitting number one in the UK and the top ten in other countries. Stewart’s albums regularly hit the upper rungs of the charts in the Netherlands throughout the 70s and in Sweden from 1975 onward.

After a disco and new wave period in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Stewart’s music turned to a soft rock/middle-of-the-road style, with most of his albums reaching the top ten in the UK, Germany and Sweden, but faring less well in the US. The single “Rhythm of My Heart” was a top five hit in the UK, US and other countries, with its source album, 1990’s Vagabond Heart, becoming, at number ten in the US and number two in the UK, his highest charting album in a decade. In 1993, he collaborated with Bryan Adams and Sting on the power ballad “All for Love”, which went number one in many countries. In the early 2000s, he released a series of successful albums interpreting the Great American Songbook.

In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked him the 17th most successful artist on the “Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists”. A Grammy and Brit Award recipient, he was voted at No. 33 in Q Magazine’s list of the Top 100 Greatest Singers of all time As a solo artist, Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and he was inducted a second time into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of Faces.

 

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Rod Stewart – You’re in My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2019)

You’re in My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is an album by British singer-songwriter Rod Stewart. It was released on November 22, 2019 by Rhino Records and Warner Records. The album features Rod Stewart’s “classic vocal tracks” accompanied by new arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album also contains new versions of the hit songs “Maggie May”, “It Takes Two” featuring Robbie Williams, and the new song “Stop Loving Her Today”.

1. “Maggie May”
2. “Reason to Believe”
3. “Handbags and Gladrags”
4. “Sailing”
5. “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)”
6. “The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)”
7. “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”
8. “The First Cut Is the Deepest”
9. “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)”
10. “I Was Only Joking”

1. “It Takes Two”
2. “Stay with Me”
3. “Young Turks”
4. “What Am I Gonna Do (I’m So in Love with You)”
5. “Every Beat of My Heart”
6. “Forever Young”
7. “Downtown Train”
8. “Rhythm of My Heart”
9. “Have I Told You Lately”
10. “Tom Traubert’s Blues (Waltzing Matilda)”
11. “If We Fall in Love Tonight”
12. “Stop Loving Her Today”

Tuesday 12am 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 ending with A Night On The Town. The album contains elements of hard rock (“Hot Legs”), funk rock (“You’re Insane”), and progressive rock (“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

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin (1991)

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. 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.

“Border Song” – Eric Clapton 4:21
“Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)” – Kate Bush 4:57
“Come Down in Time” – Sting 3:38
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” – The Who 4:32
“Crocodile Rock” – The Beach Boys 4:21
“Daniel” – Wilson Phillips 4:03
“Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” – Joe Cocker 3:57
“Levon” – Jon Bon Jovi 5:27
“The Bitch is Back” – Tina Turner 3:38
“Philadelphia Freedom” – Hall & Oates 5:12
“Your Song” – Rod Stewart 4:49
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” – Oleta Adams 6:02
“Madman Across the Water” – Bruce Hornsby 6:10
“Sacrifice” – Sinéad O’Connor 5:12
“Burn Down the Mission” – Phil Collins 6:58
“Tonight” – George Michael 7:23

Thursday 8pm: Across The Tracks: Featuring – One (Part 8)

This installment of Across The Tracks feature tunes with “ONE” in the title.  We’ll feature music from Darius Rucker, Elton John, April, Rod Stewart, Abba, Helen Reddy, Clint Black, Andrew Gold, Jack Johnson and much more across the tracks and genres.  

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s.  Temptations, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Harry Chapin, Lou Rawls, Neil Young, Elton John, Paul McCartney & Wings, Rod Stewart, Jacksons, Van Halen, Stevie Wonder, Blondie and more . . . 

Wednesday 1pm: Sounds Of The 70’s

This we an extended edition of The Sounds of The 70’s.  This week music from – Minnie Ripperton, David Bowie, Supertramp, Addrisi Brothers, Rod Stewart, Hues Corporation, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Chicago and more . . .

Saturday 12pm / Sunday 6am: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

This week on Brit Rock – Michael Schenker Group, Scorpions, Focus, Concrete Kingdoms, Meme Detroit, Survival Code, Green Day, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Styx, Procol Harem, Marillion, Dio, Motorhead, Don Henley, Foreigner, Chicago, Queen, Deep Purple, Genesis, Night Ranger, Allman Bros Band, Fleetwood Mac, REM, Joe Cocker, Rolling Stones, Who, Ozzy Osbourne, Mountain, Rembrandts, C.C.S., Rod Stewart, Aerosmith.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm or the encore Sunday 6am on RadioMaxMusic.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

Love-Songs-LogoSounds of the Seventies with Dan Varroney. This week in honor of Valentine’s Day it’s “Love Songs of the Seventies.” We’ll feature great love songs from Bread, Paul Davis, Barry Manilow, Elton John, Rod Stewart, The Partridge Family, Boz Scaggs, Bob Welch, Donna Summer, and the Doobie Brothers.