Feature Artist: Tori Amos (Singles) 8:30pm ET @toriamos @Undented

September 1, 2015
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Tori AmosTori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos; born 1963) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. She is a classically trained musician and has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has received eight Grammy nominations.

Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, the youngest person ever to have been admitted, at age five. She was expelled at age eleven for, in her own words, insisting on playing by ear and because of her interest in popular rock music. Amos originally served as the lead singer of short-lived 1980s pop group Y Kant Tori Read before achieving her breakthrough as a solo artist at the forefront of a number of female singer-songwriters in the early 1990s. She has since become one of the world’s most prominent female singer-songwriters whose songs have discussed a broad range of topics including sexuality, feminism, politics and religion. She was also noteworthy early in her solo career as one of the few alternative rock performers to use a piano as her primary instrument. Some of her charting singles include “Crucify”, “Silent All These Years”, “God”, “Cornflake Girl”, “Caught a Lite Sneeze”, “Professional Widow”, “Spark”, “1000 Oceans”, “Flavor”, and “A Sorta Fairytale”, her most commercially successful single in the U.S. to date. Amos has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. She has been nominated for and won several awards in different genres, ranging from MTV VMAs to classical music with an Echo award in 2012. – Wikipeda

Feature Artist: Joe Jackson 6pm ET @JoeJacksonMusic

September 1, 2015
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Joe JacksonDavid Ian “Joe” Jackson (born 11 August 1954) is a musician and singer-songwriter. Born in England, he lived in New York before moving to Berlin, and his career, during which he recorded nineteen studio albums and garnered five Grammy Award nominations, spans from 1979 to today. Jackson became an overnight success with his 1979 hit “Is She Really Going Out with Him?”, his first single, and after a number of new wave singles moved to a more jazz-inflected pop music; he had a Top 10 hit in 1982 with “Steppin’ Out”, and another hit in 1984 with “You Can’t Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)”. He has also composed classical music. – Wikipedia

Feature Artist: Bill Withers (Singles) 6pm ET

July 8, 2015
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bill withersWilliam Harrison “Bill” Withers, Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985. He recorded a number of major hits, including “Lean on Me”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, “Use Me”, “Just the Two of Us”, “Lovely Day”, and “Grandma’s Hands”.   Withers’ life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Still Bill.  In April 2015, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. – Wikipedia

Carly Simon Singles 12pm ET

April 18, 2015
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Carly-SimonCarly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children’s author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include “Anticipation” (No. 13), “You Belong To Me” (No. 6), “Coming Around Again” (No. 18), and her four Gold certified singles “Jesse” (No. 11), “Mockingbird” (No. 5), a duet with James Taylor, “You’re So Vain” (No. 1), and “Nobody Does It Better” (No. 2) from the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me.  

We feature singles from 1971 – 1988

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 10am ET #vrp

August 23, 2014
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Jim CroceThis week on the Vinyl Resting Place, the music of Jim Croce

James Joseph “Jim” Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) was an American singer-songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released five studio albums and 11 singles. His singles “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “Time in a Bottle” were both number one hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The album I Got a Name was released on December 1, 1973. The posthumous release included three hits: “Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues”, “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song”, and the title song, which had been used as the theme to the film The Last American Hero which was released two months prior to his death. The album reached No. 2 and “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song” reached No. 9 on the singles chart.

The song “Time in a Bottle” had been featured over the opening and closing credits and during a scene in which Desi Arnaz Jr. is opening the You Don’t Mess Around With Jim album in the ABC made-for-television movie She Lives!, which aired on September 12, 1973. That appearance had generated significant interest in Croce and his music in the week just prior to the plane crash. That, combined with the news of the death of the singer, sparked a renewed interest in Croce’s previous albums. Consequently, three months later, “Time in a Bottle”, originally released on Croce’s first album the year before, hit number one on December 29, 1973, the third posthumous chart-topping song of the rock era following Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” and Janis Joplin’s recording of “Me and Bobby McGee”.

A greatest hits package entitled Photographs & Memories was released in 1974. Later posthumous releases have included Home Recordings: Americana, The Faces I’ve Been, Jim Croce: Classic Hits, Down the Highway, and DVD and CD releases of Croce’s television performances, Have You Heard: Jim Croce Live. In 1990, Croce was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The Croces’ son Adrian James (born September 28, 1971) is a singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, and he owns and operates his own record label, Seedling Records.

From 1985 to 2013 Ingrid Croce owned and managed Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar — a project she and Jim had jokingly discussed a decade earlier — in the historic Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. On July 3, 2012, she published a memoir about her husband, entitled I Got a Name: The Jim Croce Story.  – Wikipedia

Artist Countdown: Jackson Browne Top 30 7pm ET @SongsofJBrowne

June 23, 2014
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jacksonbrowneClyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded songs such as “These Days”, “The Pretender”, “Running on Empty”, “Lawyers In Love”, “Doctor My Eyes”, “Take It Easy”, “For a Rocker”, and “Somebody’s Baby”. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. – Wikipedia

1 The Load Out / Stay
2 Somebody’s Baby
3 You’re a Friend of Mine (Clarence Clemmons)
4 Lawyers in Love
5 In the Shape of a Heart
6 For America
7 Tender Is the Night
8 Doctor My Eyes
9 Here Come Those Tears Again
10 I’m Alive
11 For a Rocker
12 Running on Empty
13 World In Motion
14 Chasing You Into the Light
15 Boulevard
16 That Girl Could Sing
17 Anything Can Happen
18 The Night Inside Me
19 Lives in the Balance
20 Cut It Away
21 Rock Me On the Water
22 The Pretender
23 Redneck Friend
24 Hold On Hold Out
25 You Love the Thunder
26 Take It Easy / Our Lady of The Well
27 Miles Away
28 My Problem Is You
29 About My Imagination
30 The Road

Artist Countdown: Carly Simon Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @CarlySimonHQ

May 28, 2014
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Carly-Simon-006Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children’s author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include “Anticipation”, “You Belong To Me”, “Coming Around Again”, and her three Gold certified singles “Jesse” (No. 11), the iconic “You’re So Vain” (No. 1), and “Nobody Does It Better” (No. 2) from The Spy Who Loved Me.

After a brief stint with her sister Lucy Simon as duo group the Simon Sisters, she found great success as a solo artist with her 1971 self-titled debut album Carly Simon, which won her the Best New Artist Grammy, and spawned her first Top 10 single “That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be”. Simon achieved international fame with her breakthrough album No Secrets which sat firmly at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for 5 weeks, and spawned the worldwide hit “You’re So Vain”, for which she received two Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year. Over the course of her career, Simon has amassed 23 Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, and has won two Grammy Awards, out of 14 nominations. Allmusic called Simon, “One of the quintessential singer/songwriters of the ’70s”. Simon has a contralto vocal range.

For her 1988 hit “Let the River Run”, from the film “Working Girl”, Simon became the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song both written and performed entirely by a single artist. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994, inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for “You’re So Vain” in 2004, and awarded the ASCAP Founders Award in 2012. In 1995 and 1998, respectively, Simon received the Boston Music Awards Lifetime Achievement and a Berklee College of Music Honorary Doctor of Music Degree.

Simon is the former wife of another notable singer-songwriter, James Taylor. Simon and Taylor have two children together, Sarah “Sally” Maria Taylor and Ben Taylor, who are also musicians. – Wikipedia

1 You’re So Vain
2 Nobody Does It Better
3 Coming Around Again
4 Mockingbird (with James Taylor)
5 Jesse
6 The Right Thing to Do
7 You Belong to Me
8 Anticipation
9 That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be
10 Haven’t Got Time for the Pain
11 Attitude Dancing
12 Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You) (with Janet & Missy Elliott)
13 Legend in Your Own Time
14 Devoted to You (with James Taylor)
15 Why
16 Let the River Run
17 It Keeps You Runnin’
18 Give Me All Night
19 The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
20 All I Want Is You
21 Tired of Being Blonde
22 Waterfall
23 Vengeance
24 You Know What to Do
25 Better Not Tell Her
26 Love of My Life
27 Spy
28 Holding Me Tonight
29 Take Me as I Am
30 Hurt
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