Tuesday 6pm: Sounds of The 60’s

June 25, 2019
Editor In Chief

This week we feature music from: Wanda Jackson, Chiffons, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Beatles, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Rolling Stones, Troggs, Bob Dylan, Grass Roots, James Brown, McCoys, Beach Boys, Janis Ian and many more . . . 

Tuesday 6pm: Sounds of The 60s

June 11, 2019
Editor In Chief

This week we feature:  Yardbirds, Jimmy Ruffin, Ray Charles, Lesley Gore, Supremes, Bee Gees, Frank Sinatra, Ides of March, Duane Eddy, Dion, Kinks, Del Shannon, Cream, Rolling Stones, Cowsills and more . .  .

Thursday 11pm: Feature LP: Rolling Stones – Some Girls (1978)

May 2, 2019
Editor In Chief

Some Girls is the 14th British and 16th American studio album by the Rolling Stones, released June 9, 1978 on Rolling Stones Records.

The album was the first album to feature guitarist Ronnie Wood as a full-time member; joining founder members Mick Jagger (vocals), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Wood had contributed to some tracks on the Rolling Stones prior two albums, 1974’s It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll and 1975’s Black and Blue, and joined the band full time in 1976. With a stable line-up in place for the first time in several years, the album marked a return to basics for the Rolling Stones, unlike many of the prior albums there were few guest musicians. One notable contribution, however, does come from blues harmonica player Sugar Blue on “Miss You”.

Rebounding from the relative critical disappointment of their prior album, Some Girls reached number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, and became the band’s top selling album in the United States, certified by the RIAA as having six million copies sold as of 2000. It was a major critical success, becoming the only Rolling Stones album to be nominated for a Grammy in the Album of the Year category. Many reviewers called it a classic return to form and their best album since 1972’s Exile on Main St.

Several hit singles emerged from the album which would become rock radio staples for decades, including “Beast of Burden”, “Shattered”, “Respectable”, highlighted by “Miss You”, which reached number one in the US and Canada, number three in the UK, and was a top ten hit in dozens of worldwide markets.

1. “Miss You” 4:48
2. “When the Whip Comes Down” 4:20
3. “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)” 4:38
4. “Some Girls” 4:36
5. “Lies” 3:11
6. “Far Away Eyes” 4:24
7. “Respectable” 3:06
8. “Before They Make Me Run” 3:25
9. “Beast of Burden” 4:25
10. “Shattered” 3:48
11. “Miss You” 8:28

Thursday 10pm: Feature LP: Rolling Stones – Bridges to Babylon (1997)

May 2, 2019
Editor In Chief

Bridges to Babylon is the 21st British and 23rd American studio album by British rock band The Rolling Stones, released by Virgin Records on September 29,1997. It was their last full-length release of new songs until 2005’s A Bigger Bang. Released as a double album on vinyl and a single CD, the album was supported by the year-long worldwide Bridges to Babylon Tour that met with much success.

Unlike the prior several albums, which the production and songwriting team of vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards had co-produced alongside a single producer, the group brought in an eclectic mix of superstar producers, including the Dust Brothers, Don Was, and Rob Fraboni among others. Similarly, a wide array of guest musicians appeared on each of the tracks alongside band members Jagger, Richards, Ronnie Wood (guitar) and Charlie Watts (drums). The sprawling album features a wide range of genres, including the Stones-standard blues rock, sample-laden hip hop and rap. As a decade earlier, the band was once again not on speaking terms during the recording of the album, with Jagger and Richards each recording their parts separately and rarely appeared in the studio together. They had, however, repaired their relationship well enough to embark on a wildly successful tour to support the album.

Though critics gave the album mixed reviews, it sold well, reaching platinum or gold status in many markets, and produced the world-wide top-40 single “Anybody Seen My Baby?”

1. “Flip the Switch” 3:28
2. “Anybody Seen My Baby?” 4:31
3. “Low Down” 4:26
4. “Already Over Me” 5:24
5. “Gunface” 5:02
6. “You Don’t Have to Mean It” 3:44
7. “Out of Control” 4:43
8. “Saint of Me” 5:15
9. “Might as Well Get Juiced” 5:23
10. “Always Suffering” 4:43
11. “Too Tight” 3:33
12. “Thief in the Night” 5:15
13. “How Can I Stop” 6:53

Singles
“Anybody Seen My Baby?” Released: 22 September 1997
“Saint of Me” Released: 26 January 1998
“Out of Control” Released: August 1998

Wednesday 11pm: Feature LP: Rolling Stones – Sticky Finger’s – Live At The Fonda Theater (2015)

February 27, 2019
Editor In Chief

This latest addition to the From The Vault series captures a truly unique event in the long and eventful history of The Rolling Stones. On the May 20th, 2015 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California, the band performed the entire Sticky Fingers album live in concert for the first and so far only time in their career. The show celebrated the reissue of the Sticky Fingers album and was the opening night of The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour of North America that would run over the next two months. The intimate setting of the Fonda Theatre was in contrast to the huge stadiums in which the band would perform for the rest of the tour and made this an incredibly special occasion for those fans lucky enough to get a ticket. The DVD include interviews with the band members inter-cut with full length performances.

1) Start Me Up
2) When The Whip Comes Down
3) All Down The Line
4) Sway
5) Dead Flowers
6) Wild Horses
7) Sister Morphine
8) You Gotta Move
9) Bitch
10) Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
11) I Got The Blues
12) Moonlight Mile
13) Brown Sugar
14) Rock Me Baby
15) Jumpin’ Jack Flash
16) I Can’t Turn You Loose

Thursday 6pm: History of Rock and Roll with Bill Drake

February 14, 2019
Editor In Chief

This installment 

  • Folk Rock of The Sixties
  • Rolling Stones
  • The Beatles
  • Beatles Solo

 

Tuesday 6pm: Artist Countdown: Rolling Stones Top 60 Hits

December 18, 2018
Editor In Chief

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (guitar, backing vocals), Bill Wyman (bass), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ian Stewart (piano). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as a touring member until his death in 1985. Brian Jones was the original leader of the group. The band’s primary songwriters, Jagger and Richards, assumed leadership after Andrew Loog Oldham became the group’s manager. Their musical focus shifted from covering blues songs to writing original material, a decision with which Jones did not agree. Jones left the band less than a month before his death in 1969, having already been replaced by Mick Taylor, who remained until 1974. After Taylor left the band, Ronnie Wood took his place in 1975 and continues on guitar in tandem with Richards. Following Wyman’s departure in 1993, Darryl Jones joined as their touring bassist. The Stones’ touring keyboardists have included Nicky Hopkins (1967–1982), Ian McLagan (1978–1981), Billy Preston (through the mid-1970s) and Chuck Leavell (1982–present).

The Rolling Stones were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that became popular in the United States in 1964 and were identified with the youthful and rebellious counterculture of the 1960s. Rooted in blues and early rock and roll, the band started out playing covers but found more success with their own material; songs such as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Paint It Black” became international hits. After a short period of experimentation with psychedelic rock in the mid-1960s, the group returned to its “bluesy” roots with Beggars Banquet (1968), which along with its follow-ups Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile on Main St. (1972), is generally considered to be the band’s best work and is seen as their “Golden Age”. It was during this period they were first introduced on stage as “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”.

The band continued to release commercially successful albums through the 1970s and early 1980s, including Some Girls (1978) and Tattoo You (1981), the two best-sellers in their discography. From 1983 to 1987 tensions between Jagger and Richards almost caused the band to split; however, they overcame their differences and rekindled their friendship after a temporary separation to work on solo projects. The Stones experienced a comeback with Steel Wheels (1989), promoted by a large stadium and arena tour. Since the 1990s, the group has lost much of their mainstream relevancy and new material has been less frequent. Despite this, the Rolling Stones continue to be a huge attraction on the live circuit. By 2007, the band had four of the top five highest-grossing concert tours of all time: Voodoo Lounge Tour (1994–1995), Bridges to Babylon Tour (1997–1998), Licks Tour (2002–2003) and A Bigger Bang Tour (2005–2007). Musicologist Robert Palmer attributes the endurance of the Rolling Stones to their being “rooted in traditional verities, in rhythm-and-blues and soul music”, while “more ephemeral pop fashions have come and gone”.

The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them fourth on the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” list and their estimated record sales are above 250 million. They have released 30 studio albums, 23 live albums and numerous compilations. Let It Bleed (1969) marked the first of five consecutive No. 1 studio and live albums in the UK. Sticky Fingers (1971) was the first of eight consecutive No. 1 studio albums in the US. In 2008, the band ranked 10th on the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists chart. In 2012, the band celebrated its 50th anniversary.

In May 2017, a new tour across Europe was announced, called the No Filter Tour, with fourteen shows in twelve different venues across Europe in September and October of the same year. It was later extended throughout July 2018, adding fourteen new dates across the UK and Europe, making it the band’s first UK tour since 2006. In November 2018, the Stones announced plans to bring the No Filter Tour to U.S. stadiums in 2019, with 13 shows set to run from April to June. – Wikipedia

1 “Angie”
2 “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
3 “Brown Sugar”
4 “Honky Tonk Women”
5 “Start Me Up”
6 “Miss You”
7 “Harlem Shuffle”
8 “Emotional Rescue”
9 “Undercover of the Night”
10 “Mixed Emotions”
11 “Love Is Strong”
12 “Anybody Seen My Baby?”
13 “Highwire”
14 “Doom and Gloom”
15 “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
16 “Paint It Black”
17 “Get Off of My Cloud”
18 “The Last Time”
19 “Like a Rolling Stone” (Live)
20 “Out of Tears”
21 “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?”
22 “It’s All Over Now”
23 “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)”
24 “We Love You”
25 “Going to a Go-Go” (Live)
26 “Sympathy for the Devil”
27 “Almost Hear You Sigh”
28 “Rock and a Hard Place”
29 “One Hit (To the Body)”
30 “She Was Hot”
31 “19th Nervous Breakdown”
32 “Just Your Fool”
33 “Mother’s Little Helper”
34 “Time Is on My Side”
35 “Tumbling Dice”
36 “Fool to Cry”
37 “Let’s Spend the Night Together”
38 “Street Fighting Man”
39 “Waiting on a Friend”
40 “I Go Wild”
41 “Rain Fall Down”
42 “As Tears Go By”
43 “Little Red Rooster”
44 “She’s a Rainbow”
45 “Heart of Stone”
46 “Tell Me”
47 “She’s So Cold”
48 “Ruby Tuesday”
49 “Star Star”
50 “Not Fade Away”
51 “Hang Fire”
52 “Dandelion”
53 “Out of Time”
54 “Happy”
55 “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”
56 “Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)”
57 “Respectable”
58 “Wild Horses”
59 “Beast of Burden”
60 “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
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