Tag: Steve Miller Band

Thursday 10/6/22 9am ET: Feature Artist / Feature LP: Steve Miller Band – Young Hearts Complete Greatest Hits (2003)

Young Hearts is a compilation album by the Steve Miller Band released September 16, 2003 by Capitol Records. It is the first single-disc career-spanning compilation for the band, including material from their earliest days through their latest (at the time) album. The album charted at number 37 on Billboard 200 and it peaked at number 93 in the Netherlands.

“Take the Money and Run” 2:52
“Abracadabra” 3:41
“Rock’n Me” 3:08
“Swingtown” 3:39
“The Joker” 4:29
“Livin’ in the USA” 3:47
“Space Intro” 1:14
“Fly Like an Eagle” 4:06
“Threshold” 1:06
“Jet Airliner” 4:30
“Jungle Love” 3:10
“Serenade” 3:15
“Cry, Cry, Cry” 4:09
“Shubada Du Ma Ma” 5:44
“Wide River” 3:59
“Wild Mountain Honey” 4:54
“The Stake” 3:34
“My Dark Hour” 2:38
“Who Do You Love” 2:50
“I Want to Make the World Turn Around” 4:31
“Dance Dance Dance” 2:21

Tuesday 5/31/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra (1982)

Abracadabra is the twelfth studio album by American rock band Steve Miller Band. The album was released on June 15, 1982, by Capitol Records.

  1. “Keeps Me Wondering Why” 3:43
  2. “Abracadabra” 5:08
  3. “Something Special” 3:35
  4. “Give It Up” 3:35
  5. “Never Say No” 3:37
  6. “Things I Told You” 3:15
  7. “Young Girl’s Heart” 3:33
  8. “Goodbye Love” 2:53
  9. “Cool Magic” 4:23
  10. “While I’m Waiting” 3:26

Steve Miller – vocals, guitar, Synclavier, synthesizers on track 2, Roland Jupiter-8 on track 2 and Roland Juno-60 on track 2
John Massaro – guitar
Kenny Lee Lewis – guitar; bass guitar on track 2[9]
Norton Buffalo – harmonica
Byron Allred – keyboards
Gerald Johnson – bass guitar
Gary Mallaber – drums, percussion, keyboards
Additional personnel
Greg Douglass – guitar on tracks 3 & 8
Lonnie Turner – bass guitar on tracks 3 & 8

Tuesday 5/3/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Steve Miller Band – Book of Dreams (1977)

Book of Dreams is the tenth studio album by Steve Miller Band. The album was released in May 1977 on Capitol Records in the United States, Canada and Japan and by Mercury Records in Europe. Three singles were released from the album in 1977 with the first single, “Jet Airliner”, being the most successful.

The album peaked in the top 10 of the trade charts in four countries, including Canada where the album topped RPM magazine’s 100 Albums chart. The album has gone on to become one of the group’s most successful studio albums.

  1. “Threshold” 1:05
  2. “Jet Airliner” 4:25
  3. “Winter Time” 3:10
  4. “Swingtown” 3:54
  5. “True Fine Love” 2:37
  6. “Wish Upon a Star” 3:39
  7. “Jungle Love” 3:10
  8. “Electro Lux Imbroglio” 0:55
  9. “Sacrifice” 5:17
  10. “The Stake” 3:57
  11. “My Own Space” 3:00
  12. “Babes in the Wood” 2:40

Steve Miller – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, sitar, producer
David Denny – guitar
Greg Douglass – guitar, slide guitar
Byron Allred – piano, synthesizer
Lonnie Turner – bass guitar
Gary Mallaber – drums, percussion
Norton Buffalo – harmonica on “Winter Time” and “The Stake”
Les Dudek – lead guitar on “Sacrifice”
Kenny Johnson – drums on “Sacrifice”
Jachym Young – piano on “Sacrifice”
Charles Calamise – bass guitar on “Sacrifice”
Curley Cooke – acoustic guitar on “Sacrifice”
Bob Glaub – bass guitar on “Winter Time”

Tuesday 2/1/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Steve Miller Band – The Joker (1973)

The Joker is the eighth studio album by Steve Miller Band. The album was recorded at Capitol Studios and released Capitol Records on October 19, 1973. The album marked a period of significant change for the group as the band abandoned their psychedelic-oriented music for a more melodic, smooth rock/blues sound. Perhaps not coincidentally, it was also their first solid commercial success due to the strong radio-play of the title track. The title track took 19 days to record. The album reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified Platinum in the United States. It reached No. 1 on the Cash Box Albums Charts on January 8, 1974.

The artwork of the album is also considered amongst the greatest; for example Rolling Stone would later rank it as one of the “Top 100 Album Covers Of All Time”.

  1. “Sugar Babe” 4:35
  2. “Mary Lou” 2:24
  3. “Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma” 5:41
  4. “Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ but Trash” 3:21
  5. “The Joker” 4:26
  6. “The Lovin’ Cup” 2:10
  7. “Come On in My Kitchen” 4:06
  8. “Evil 4:35
  9. “Something to Believe In” 4:41

Steve Miller – guitar, vocals, harmonica
Gerald Johnson – bass guitar (all but 8), vocals

Dick Thompson – organ, clavinet
John King – drums
Lonnie Turner – bass guitar (8)
“Sneaky” Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar (9)

Monday 5/10/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (1976)

Fly Like an Eagle is the ninth studio album by American rock group Steve Miller Band. The album was released May 20, 1976 by Capitol Records in the United States, Canada and Japan and Mercury Records in Europe.

The album was a success, spawning three singles: the title track, “Take the Money and Run” and “Rock’n Me”, and eventually receiving quadruple platinum certification from the RIAA.

It was voted number 400 in the third edition of Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums (2000). In 2012, the album was ranked number 445 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

  1. “Space Intro” 1:15
  2. “Fly Like An Eagle” 4:42
  3. “Wild Mountain Honey” 4:51
  4. “Serenade” 3:13
  5. “Dance, Dance, Dance” 2:18
  6. “Mercury Blues” 3:30
  7. “Take the Money and Run” 2:50
  8. “Rock’n Me” 3:05
  9. “You Send Me” 2:42
  10. “Blue Odyssey” 1:00
  11. “Sweet Maree” 4:16
  12. “The Window” 4:19
  13. “Fly Like An Eagle ’73”
  14. “Take The Joker and Run”
  15. “Rock’n Me ’76 Slow”

Steve Miller – vocals, guitar, keyboards, sitar, ARP Odyssey (1, 2), producer
Lonnie Turner – bass guitar (all but 12)
Gary Mallaber – drums (all but 12), percussion
James Cotton – harmonica (11)
Curley Cooke – guitar (12)
Les Dudek – guitar (12)
Charles Calamise – bass guitar (12)
Kenny Johnson – drums (12)
John McFee – dobro (5)
Joachim Young – B3 organ (2, 12)

Saturday 6pm ET: Feature Artist – Steve Miller Band

The Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California. The band is led by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals. The group is best known for a string of (mainly) mid- to late-1970s hit singles that are staples of classic rock radio, as well as several earlier psychedelic rock albums. Miller left his first band to move to San Francisco and form the Steve Miller Blues Band. Shortly after Harvey Kornspan negotiated the band’s contract with Capitol Records in 1967, the band shortened its name to the Steve Miller Band. In February 1968, the band recorded its debut album, Children of the Future. It went on to produce the albums Sailor, Brave New World, Your Saving Grace, Number 5, Rock Love, Fly Like an Eagle, Book of Dreams, and more. The band’s Greatest Hits 1974–78, released in 1978, sold over 13 million copies. In 2016, Steve Miller was inducted as a solo artist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Steve Miller Band, Captain and Tennille, Santana, George Benson, Elton John, Pablo Cruise, Jimmy Buffett, Foreigner, Elvis Presley, Andy Gibb, Tommy Roe and more . . .

Monday 9am: Labor Day Live Tracks

LaborDay2016Today Labor Day 2016 we feature Live tracks all day from great artists all day then a special Vinyl Resting Place Labor Day at 5pm with Willie B.  Today you will hear Live tracks from Joni Mitchell, Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper, Journey, Bob Seger, Elton John, Steve Miller Band, Genesis, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Kiss, Nils Lofgren, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Madonna, Vixen, Tom Petty, Lisa Marie Presley, John Fogerty and many more.

Thursday 10pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrpjuly42015From the Vinyl Resting Place Archive (2015) – Celebrate July 4th with Willie B and the Vinyl Resting Place with music and more from Red Skelton, Cashman and West, Mark Lindsay, Ray Stevens, Don McLean, Donna Fargo, Simon and Garfunkel, Corbin & Hanner Band, Beach Boys, Steve Miller Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Hope, Byron MacGregor; Charlie Rich, Glen Campbell, Billy Brown, Elvis Presley, America, Yes, Grand Funk, Joseph Brent & The Bronx Opera and many more. 

Tuesday 8pm: All 80’s Show

all80sThis week on the All 80’s Show, music from Split Enz, Steve Miller Band, Van Halen, Fleetwood Mac, Bow Wow Wow, War, Joe Jackson, Billy Vera, Styx, Ramones, Bronski Beat, Bee Gees, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Kim Carnes and much more . . .