Tag: Singer-songwriter

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

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: Bill Withers (Singles) 6pm ET

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

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 10am ET #vrp

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

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

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

Artist Countdown: Leo Sayer Top 25 12p ET @TheLeoSayer

Leo SayerLeo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer on 21 May 1948) is a British singer-songwriter, musician, and entertainer whose singing career has spanned four decades. Sayer was a top singles and album act on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1970s. His first seven hit singles in the United Kingdom all reached the Top 10 – a feat first registered by his one-time manager, Adam Faith. – Wikipedia

1 When I Need You
2 You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
3 More Than I Can Say
4 How Much Love
5 Thunder in My Heart
6 Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)
7 Thunder in My Heart Again (Meck)
8 Living in a Fantasy
9 Raining in My Heart
10 The Show Must Go On
11 One Man Band
12 Moonlighting
13 I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I Try)
14 Have You Ever Been in Love
15 Orchard Road
16 Heart (Stop Beating in Time)
17 You Make Me Feel Like Dancing  (Groove Generation)
18 Easy To Love
19 Till You Come Back to Me
20 Unchained Melody
21 There Isn’t Anything
22 Another Year
23 Magdalena
24 Let It Be
25 Endless Flight

Artist Countdown: Tracy Chapman Top 25 7p ET @tchapmannews

Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her singles “Fast Car”, “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution”, “Baby Can I Hold You”, “Crossroads”, “Give Me One Reason” and “Telling Stories”. She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist.

Chapman often performs at and attends charity events such as Make Poverty History, amfAR and AIDS/LifeCycle, to support social causes. She identifies as a feminist.

Although Chapman has never disclosed her sexual orientation, in the mid-1990s she dated writer Alice Walker. Chapman maintains a strong separation between her personal and professional lives. “I have a public life that’s my work life and I have my personal life,” she said. “In some ways, the decision to keep the two things separate relates to the work I do.”  –Wikipedia

1 Fast Car
2 Give Me One Reason
3 Crossroads
4 Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution
5 Baby Can I Hold You
6 Telling Stories
7 Sing for You
8 Smoke and Ashes
9 Bang Bang Bang
10 New Beginning
11 All That You Have Is Your Soul
12 Subcity
13 Dreaming on a World
14 The Promise
15 It’s OK
16 Happy
17 Wedding Song
18 You’re the One
19 Another Sun
20 Thinking of You
21 Open Arms
22 Speak The Word
23 I’m Ready
24 Let It Rain
25 Bridges


Artist Countdown: Cathy Dennis Top 15 Hits 9p ET

cathydennisCatherine Roseanne “Cathy” Dennis (born 25 March 1969) is a British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. After a moderately successful international solo career, Dennis later received great success as a writer of pop songs, scoring eight UK number ones and winning five Ivor Novello Awards.

In 2004, Dennis was listed 66th in the Q Magazine list of the top 100 most influential people in music and in 2006 she won the UK music industry’s Woman of the Year Award.  (Wikipedia)

1 Touch Me (All Night Long)
2 Just Another Dream
3 C’mon and Get My Love (with D Mob)
4 Too Many Walls
5 You Lied to Me
6 Irresistible
7 That’s the Way of the World (with D Mob)
8 Everybody Move
9 Moments of Love
10 Waterloo Sunset
11 Why (with D Mob)
12 West End Pad
13 Falling
14 When Dreams Turn to Dust
15 The Date

Artist Countdown: Suzy Bogguss Top 30 1p ET @SuzyBogguss

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASusan Kay “Suzy” Bogguss (born December 30, 1956) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Bogguss began her career in the early 1980s as a solo singer. In the 1990s, she released one platinum and three gold albums and charted six top ten singles, winning the Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Female Vocalist and the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award.

After taking a brief recording hiatus in the mid-1990s to start a family with her husband, songwriter Doug Crider, Bogguss returned to the country music industry, but did not match her earlier success. Although she last appeared on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart in 2001, Bogguss continues to record and tour extensively.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Drive South
2 Hey Cinderella
3 Just Like the Weather
4 Aces
5 Letting Go
6 Outbound Plane
7 Hopelessly Yours  (with Lee Greenwood)
8 Someday Soon
9 Somebody to Love
10 My Sweet Love Ain’t Around
11 You Wouldn’t Say That to a Stranger
12 Give Me Some Wheels
13 She Said, He Heard
14 Heartache
15 Somewhere Between
16 Cross My Broken Heart
17 Under the Gun
18 Goodnight
19 Nobody Love, Nobody Gets Hurt
20 Souvenirs
21 Keep Mom and Dad in Love (with Billy Dean)
22 No Way Out
23 From Where I Stand
24 I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire
25 Love Will Never Slip Away
26 All Things Made New Again
27 Teach Your Children (with Krauss & Mattea)
28 Love Is Blind
29 Eat At Joes
30 (Ghost Riders) In The Sky

Artist Countdown: Kenny Rogers Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @_KennyRogers

Kenneth Donald “Kenny” Rogers (born 21 August 1938) is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Though he has been most successful with country audiences, he has charted more than 120 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone.

1 Lucille
2 Coward of the County
3 Islands in the Stream w/ Dolly Parton
4 Lady
5 We’ve Got Tonight w/ Sheena Easton
6 The Gambler
7 She Believes in Me
8 I Don’t Need You
9 Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer w/ Kim Carnes
10 You Decorated My Life
11 Love Will Turn You Around
12 Daytime Friends
13 The Greatest
14 Love or Something Like It
15 Sweet Music Man
16 The Last Ten Years (Superman)
17 I Can’t Unlove You
18 Through the Years
19 Twenty Years Ago
20 Morning Desire
21 Crazy
22 All My Life
23 Real Love w/ Dolly Parton
24 Scarlet Fever
25 Buried Treasure


Feature Year: 1992 6pm ET

Join us later this afternoon for the music of 1992, it begins 6pm ET right here on RadioMaxMusic.  Here are some events and artist birthdays this year in 1992.

January 11 – Singer Paul Simon is the first major artist to tour South Africa after the end of the cultural boycott.
January 19 – Mac Miller, American rapper
January 29 – Willie Dixon, American composer and musician (b. 1915) Died
February 8 – The opening ceremony for the 1992 Winter Olympics is held in Albertville, France.
February 15 – William Schuman, American composer (b. 1910) Died
March 14 – Jasmine Murray, American singer
April 7 – Alexis Jordan, American singer and actress
April 9 – A Miami, Florida jury convicts former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega of assisting Colombia’s cocaine cartel.
April 10 – Sam Kinison, American comedian (b. 1953) Died
April 14 – Sammy Price, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1908)
April 24 – Doc Shaw, American actor and rapper
April 27 – Allison Iraheta, American singer
May 12 – Robert Reed, American actor (b. 1932) Died
June 26 – Melanie Amaro, American singer
July 8 – Sky Ferreira, American singer, songwriter, model, and actress
July 22 – Selena Gomez, American actress and singer
July 25 – August 9 – The 1992 Summer Olympics are held in Barcelona, Spain.
July 26 – Mary Wells, American singer (b. 1943) Died
August 5 – Jeff Porcaro, American musician (b. 1954) Died
August 12 – John Cage, American composer (b. 1912) Died
August 16 – Mark Heard, American singer (b. 1951) Died
August 20 – Demi Lovato, American actress, singer, songwriter
August 23 – Hurricane Andrew attains Category 5 status on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, and at 2100 UTC hits Eleuthera and the Bahama Banks
September 16 – Nick Jonas, American singer/songwriter and actor
September 29 – Paul Jabara, American actor, singer, and songwriter (b. 1948) Died
October 5 – Eddie Kendricks, American singer (b. 1939) Died
October 10 – Gabrielle Aplin, English singer and songwriter
October 14 – Savannah Outen, American singer
October 25 – Roger Miller, American singer (b. 1936) Died
November 3 – United States presidential election, 1992: Bill Clinton is elected the 42nd President of the United States.
November 23 – Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer
November 23 – Roy Acuff, American singer (b. 1903) Died
November 28 – Adam Hicks, American rapper, actor and dancer
December 8 – Katie Stevens, American singer
DEcember 21 – Albert King, American musician (b. 1923) Died
December 23 – Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (b. 1950) Died