Tag: Sam Cooke

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Elton John – Sleeping With The Past (1989)

Sleeping with the Past is the 22nd studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released on August 29, 1989.  It is his best-selling album in Denmark (where it was recorded for tax purposes) and is dedicated to his longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin.  The album featured his first solo #1 single, “Sacrifice”, in his home country of the UK, which helped the album also hit #1 there.  John and Taupin meant for the songs to reflect the style of 1960’s R&B icons such as Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, whom they admired.  It also became his first platinum album in the UK since 1983’s Too Low for Zero, and was also certified Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA.  Guy Babylon made his debut on this album and would continue to play keyboards with John for the next 20 years.  Fred Mandel left the band shortly after.

“Durban Deep” – 5:32
“Healing Hands” – 4:21
“Whispers” – 5:30
“Club at the End of the Street” – 4:49
“Sleeping with the Past” – 4:58
“Stones Throw From Hurtin'” – 4:55
“Sacrifice” – 5:11
“I Never Knew Her Name” – 3:32
“Amazes Me” – 4:39
“Blue Avenue” – 4:21
“Dancing in the End Zone” – 3:55
“Love Is a Cannibal” – 3:55

Saturday 6pm ET: Feature Artist – Sam Cooke

Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, civil-rights activist and entrepreneur.

Influential as both a singer and composer, he is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals and importance within popular music. He began singing as a child and joined the Soul Stirrers before moving to a solo career where he scored a string of hit songs like “You Send Me”, “A Change Is Gonna Come”, “Wonderful World”, “Chain Gang”, “Twistin’ the Night Away”, and “Bring It On Home to Me”.

His pioneering contributions to soul music contributed to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Billy Preston, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown. AllMusic biographer Bruce Eder wrote that Cooke was “the inventor of soul music”, and possessed “an incredible natural singing voice and a smooth, effortless delivery that has never been surpassed”.

On December 11, 1964, at the age of 33, Cooke was shot and killed by Bertha Franklin, the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California. After an inquest, the courts ruled Cooke’s death to be a justifiable homicide. Since that time, the circumstances of his death have been called into question by Cooke’s family.

Friday 10pm ET: History of Rock & Roll with Bill Drake

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

As Thanksgiving Weekend winds down, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening I’m thankful for music by: The Chi-Lites, Billy Stewart, the Detroit Emeralds, Sam Cooke, Ike & Tina Turner, the Floaters, Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters, Chuck Jackson & Yvonne Fair, Eddie & the Starlites, Jerry Butler & the Impressions, Janis Joplin, Lou Rawls (live) and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Then at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, it’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: Larry Graham, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, George Kerr, Prince & the Revolution, the Intruders, Smokey Robinson, Aaron Neville, the Trammps, Heavy D & the Boyz, Luther Vandross, Process & the Doo Rags, Whitney Houston and several others.

Join me later for fantastic music as you recuperate from “Black Friday” for “G.S.P.” and “G.S.P. 2:The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com., and of course, encore time tomorrow Sunday is at 5PM Eastern Time just ahead of “Cyber Monday.” May The Soul Roll On!

Tuesday 12am: Feature LP: Elton John – Sleeping With The Past (1989)

Sleeping with the Past is the 22nd studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released on August 29, 1989.  It is his best-selling album in Denmark (where it was recorded for tax purposes) and is dedicated to his longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin.  The album featured his first solo #1 single, “Sacrifice”, in his home country of the UK, which helped the album also hit #1 there.  John and Taupin meant for the songs to reflect the style of 1960’s R&B icons such as Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, whom they admired.  It also became his first platinum album in the UK since 1983’s Too Low for Zero, and was also certified Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA.  Guy Babylon made his debut on this album and would continue to play keyboards with John for the next 20 years.  Fred Mandel left the band shortly after.

“Durban Deep” – 5:32
“Healing Hands” – 4:21
“Whispers” – 5:30
“Club at the End of the Street” – 4:49
“Sleeping with the Past” – 4:58
“Stones Throw From Hurtin'” – 4:55
“Sacrifice” – 5:11
“I Never Knew Her Name” – 3:32
“Amazes Me” – 4:39
“Blue Avenue” – 4:21
“Dancing in the End Zone” – 3:55
“Love Is a Cannibal” – 3:55

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

On this Memorial Day Weekend when we remember and pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, “Great Soul Performances” will present an array of great talent to get you motivated on this “unofficial” start of the summer season.

You’ll hear: The Four Tops, the Main Ingredient, Barbara Mason, the Clovers, Bloodstone, Sam Cooke, the Sylvers, Etta James, Harvey Fuqua & the Spinners, Foster Sylvers, Billy Stewart, the 5 Royales, Little Willie John, the Laddins, Lou Rawls, the Embers, the Magnificent Men; live in concert from the Uptown Theatre in Philadelphia and so many others.

It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Immediately following at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where on the playlist will be: Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, New Edition with Little Anthony Gourdine, the Ad-Libs, Whitney Houston, the Manhattans, Freddie Jackson, Johnnie Taylor, Anita Baker, Gene Chandler and more. It’s all good, and I think you’ll have a good time, so join me later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Coming after the holiday weekend we will present the Dells special. Stay tuned for details!!

Saturday 7pm: Sunday 3am: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

We will say goodbye to 2017 on “Great Soul Performances” & “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, with four hours of holiday music, signifying the end of the old year, and since it’s still Christmas week, some left over Christmas songs as well. On G.S.P. 1, we’ll have: The Manhattans, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Bobby Darin, the Soul Clan, Brook Benton, the Jackson Five, Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, Enchantment, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Kool & the Gang, Sam Cooke, my dear friend and former co-worker at WCBS-FM 101.1; our “Morning Mayor,” Harry Harrison, and so many, many others. It’ll begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Then immediately following on G.S.P. 2, you’ll hear from: Charles Brown, the Whispers, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, the Eagles, the O’Jays, Huey Lewis & the News, Marvin Sease, New Edition, Harry Connick, Jr., and a whole lot more. G.S.P. 2 starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. Let’s ring out the old, and ring in the new with “Great Soul Performances,” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

gsp400Last week I realized that I usually acknowledge summer with a show dedicated to summer songs, but I forgot. Therefore this evening on “Great Soul Performances” it’s gonna me “Summer Songs” with a sprinkling of songs about Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, as our USA Olympic team continues to dominate. We’ve got artists like: Sly & the Family Stone, Sam Cooke, the Chantels; with and without Richard Barrett, Donald Byrd & the Blackbyrds, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Jamies, Nat “King” Cole, Larry Chance & the Earls, Barry White, the Two Step Orchestra, Jimmy Ricks & the Ravens, George Benson; live in concert, and a medley I put together of “The Girl From Ipanema” featuring: Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Lou Rawls, my cousin Gloria Nazzaro, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dionne Warwick, Nat “King” Cole, Diana Krall, and Andy Williams. I think you are going to like this show. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Let’s go for the “Gold” this evening with “Summer Songs” on “Great Soul Performances,” at the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

gsppic“Great Soul Performances” comes your way this evening with a “bowl full of soul” featuring: Jackie Wilson and Count Basie, Marvin Gaye, the O’Jays, Betty Wright, the Buddy Miles Express, Ruth Brown, the Artistics, the Four Tops, Sam Cooke, Freddie Scott, the late Billy Paul; “live in concert,” from London, England, plus a whole lot more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. To hear it again, go to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsplisten.html. Looking for you later for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp @RadioMax

BobbyJayThis evening on “Great Soul Performances” you’ll hear: the Spinners, Barry White, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Johnnie Taylor, Jean Carn, the Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, South Shore Commission, Sam Cooke “live in concert” from the Copacabana in New York City and more. The festivities begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 6pm ET on 70s Music Station

BobbyJayLast week it was “Motown Remakes” on “Great Soul Performances.” This week for your Labor Day Weekend, it’ll be “Soul Remakes & Covers.” I’ve got a wonderful array of artists for your listening pleasure like: Ronnie Dyson, Chaka Khan, the 5 Du-Tones, Tavares, Little Isidore & the Inquisitors, the Soul Sisters, Donald Banks, Mary J. Blige, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield and more. I think you’ll enjoy it. 

Great Soul Performances Special with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp

bobby-womackThis evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we salute and pay tribute to the late Bobby Womack. You’ll hear his biggest hits, his collaborations with other artists, his early days in the studio with his mentor Sam Cooke recording his brothers, the Womack Brothers aka the Valentinos and a concert segment with Bobby live on stage. I think you’re gonna enjoy this one because we’re going in deep to display the talent and range of one R&B and Soul’s major guitarist, singer-songwriter, performer and producer, Bobby Womack. We’ll begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. So in the words of the late Bobby Womack, “You’re Welcome, Stop On By” at RadioMaxMusic.com.

 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp @RadioMax

BJ MetsWould you believe, it’s the first Saturday of Spring? Well to commemorate the beginning of Spring, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening you’ll be entertained by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Cliff Perkins & Soul Generation, Edwin Starr, Sam Cooke, the Moments, Bill Cosby, Eugene Pitt (“Steppin’ Out In Front”), Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Charts, Eddie Kendricks, and the Jacksons “live in concert,” plus many more. I’ll be looking for you at 7PM ET, (following an encore performance of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s”) 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. If you miss it, you can check out the encore performances on Monday at 10p or Wednesday at 12p (all times eastern daylight saving time) and it all happens on RadioMaxMusic.com. See Ya Later Gator!

Artist Countdown: Bobby Womack Top 35 6p ET @RealBobbyWomack

bobby-womackRobert Dwayne “Bobby” Womack (born March 4, 1944) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s where he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist, Womack’s career has spanned more than 50 years and has spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country.

Womack wrote and originally recorded The Rolling Stones’ first UK No. 1 hit, “It’s All Over Now” and New Birth’s “I Can Understand It” among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits “Lookin’ For a Love”, “That’s The Way I Feel About Cha”, “Woman’s Gotta Have It”, “Harry Hippie”, “Across 110th Street” and his 1980s hit “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”.

In 2009, Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

(Source: Wikipedia)

1 Lookin’ For a Love
2 That’s The Way I Feel About Cha
3 Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out
4 Harry Hippie
5 Woman’s Gotta Have It
6 California Dreamin’
7 You’re Welcome, Stop on By
8 I Wish He Didn’t Trust Me So Much
9 Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
10 Fly Me to the Moon
11 Across 110th Street
12 Love Has Finally Come at Last (with Patti LaBelle)
13 Check It Out
14 If You Think You’re Lonely Now
15 Daylight
16 How I Miss You Baby
17 More Than I Can Stand
18 Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way
19 Tell Me Why
20 Where Do We Go From Here
21 I’m Back For More (with Lulu)
22 I’m Gonna Forget About You
23 What Is This
24 The Preacher /More Than I Can Stand
25 Communication
26 How Could You Break My Heart
27 It’s Gonna Rain
28 Home Is Where The Heart Is
29 I Left My Heart in San Francisco
30 (I Wanna) Make Love to You
31 It’s All Over Now (with Bill Withers)
32 Living in a Box
33 It Takes a Lot of Strength to Say Goodbye
34 I’m Through Trying To Prove My Love To You
35 Copper Kettle

Artist Countdown: Sam Cooke Top 40 Hits 1p ET @RadioMax

Sam CookeSam Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), born Samuel Cook, was an African-American recording artist, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur. He is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. His pioneering contributions to soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Billy Preston and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.

Cooke had 30 U.S. top 40 hits between 1957 and 1964, and a further three after his death. Major hits like “You Send Me”, “A Change Is Gonna Come”, “Cupid”, “Chain Gang”, “Wonderful World”, and “Twistin’ the Night Away” are some of his most popular songs. Cooke was also among the first modern black performers and composers to attend to the business side of his musical career. He founded both a record label and a publishing company as an extension of his careers as a singer and composer. He also took an active part in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

On December 11, 1964, Cooke was fatally shot by the manager of the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 33. At the time, the courts ruled that Cooke was drunk and distressed, and that the manager had killed Cooke in what was later ruled a justifiable homicide. Since that time, the circumstances of his death have been widely questioned.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Chain Gang
2 Twistin’ the Night Away
3 You Send Me
4 Another Saturday Night
5 Wonderful World
6 Cupid
7 Frankie and Johnny
8 Only Sixteen
9 Shake
10 Nothing Can Change This Love
11 Bring It On Home to Me
12 Send Me Some Lovin’
13 I’ll Come Running Back to You
14 Having a Party
15 (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
16 Win Your Love for Me
17 Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha
18 Lonely Island
19 Love You Most of All
20 A Change Is Gonna Come
21 You Were Made for Me
22 Sugar Dumpling
23 Sad Mood
24 That’s It, I Quit, I’m Moving On
25 It’s Got the Whole World Shakin’
26 Desire Me
27 Cousin of Mine
28 Teenage Sonata
29 Somebody Have Mercy
30 There, I’ve Said It Again
31 (Ain’t That) Good News
32 Good Times
33 Tennessee Waltz
34 When a Boy Falls in Love
35 Feel It
36 Forever
37 Baby, Baby, Baby
38 Summertime
39 It’s All Right
40 That’s Where It’s At