Tag: Toto

Tuesday 7/27/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Toto – Hydra (1979)

Hydra is the second studio album by American rock band Toto, released in 1979. It reached #37 on the Billboard Pop Albums. While most of the album’s singles failed to make any impact in the charts, “99”, a song inspired by the 1971 science fiction movie THX 1138, reached #26 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  1. “Hydra” 7:31
  2. “St. George and the Dragon” 4:45
  3. “99” 5:16
  4. “Lorraine” 4:46
  5. “All Us Boys” 5:03
  6. “Mama” 5:14
  7. “White Sister” 5:39
  8. “A Secret Love” 3:07

Bobby Kimball – lead and backing vocals
Steve Lukather – guitars, lead and backing vocals
Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, electronics, synthesizer programming
David Paich – piano, keyboards, lead and backing vocals
David Hungate – bass guitar, guitars
Jeff Porcaro – drums, percussion
Lenny Castro – percussion
Michael Boddicker – synthesizer samples
Roger Linn – assistant synthesizer programming
Marty Paich – string arrangements

Tuesday 6/22/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s

1980-1989 Today we feature music from and not in this order: Prince, Huey Lewis & The News, Blondie, Michael Jackson, Peter Wolf, Tina Turner, Men At Work, Donna Summer, Van Halen, Elton John, Toto and more . . .

Sunday 5/23/21 1:15am ET: Feature LP: Toto – The Seventh One (1988)

The Seventh One is the seventh studio album by the American rock band Toto. It was released March 1, 1988, and became the best-received Toto album since Toto IV. The title track, “The Seventh One”, is featured only on the Japanese version of the album and on the B-side of the single “Pamela”. It was also released on some compilations on a later date.

  1. “Pamela” 5:11
  2. “You Got Me” 3:11
  3. “Anna” 4:58
  4. “Stop Loving You” 4:29
  5. “Mushanga” 5:35
  6. “Stay Away” 5:31
  7. “Straight for the Heart” 4:09
  8. “Only the Children” 4:11
  9. “A Thousand Years” 4:53
  10. “These Chains” 4:59
  11. “Home of the Brave” 6:51
  12. “The Seventh One” 6:20

Joseph Williams – lead vocals (1, 2, 4–9, 11) and backing vocals (3, 7, 10, 11)
Steve Lukather – guitars (all tracks), lead (3, 10) and backing vocals (1, 4–9, 11)
David Paich – synthesizer (2, 5–9, 11), electric piano (1, 3, 4, 10), piano (8), co-lead (8, 11) and backing vocals (3–9, 11)
Mike Porcaro – bass (1, 3–11), bass fills (2), solo 5 string bass (5, 7)
Jeff Porcaro – drums (all tracks)
Steve Porcaro – synthesizer (1, 3–8, 10, 11), horn synthesizer (1, 5, 7, 11), string synthesizer (4, 8–11), drum loops (2, 7), synth bass (2), organ (9)

Friday 4/30/21 12pm ET: Artist Countdown – Toto Top 30 Hits

Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Los Angeles. The band’s current lineup consists of Steve Lukather (guitars and vocals) and Joseph Williams (vocals), as well as touring musicians, John Pierce (bass), Robert “Sput” Searight (drums), Dominique “Xavier” Taplin (keyboards and vocals), Steve Maggiora (keyboards and vocals) and Warren Ham (horns and vocals). Toto is known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, blues and jazz.

David Paich and Jeff Porcaro had played together as session musicians on several albums and decided to form a band. David Hungate, Lukather, Steve Porcaro, and Bobby Kimball were recruited before the first album release. The band enjoyed great commercial success in the late 1970s and 1980s, beginning with the band’s eponymous debut released in 1978. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Toto IV (1982), Toto became one of the best-selling music groups of their era. Widely known for the Top 5 hits “Hold the Line”, “Rosanna”, and “Africa”, the makeup of the group continued to evolve. Hungate left in 1982; Kimball left in 1984, but rejoined the band in 1998, leaving again in 2008. Jeff Porcaro died in 1992 after inhaling pesticides while gardening. Hungate rejoined Toto as a touring musician and later a band member. In 2008, Lukather announced his departure from the band, and the remaining band members later went their separate ways.

In the summer of 2010, Toto reformed and went on a short European tour, with a new lineup, to benefit Mike Porcaro, who had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and was no longer an active member of the band. He died in 2015. The band celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. Toto announced an extended hiatus following the final leg of their 40th anniversary tour in 2019. In October 2020, the band announced that guitarist and founding member Steve Lukather and longtime vocalist Joseph Williams would return to touring as Toto in the 2021 “Dogz of Oz” tour, and in a live-streamed concert on November 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toto has released 14 studio albums, and has sold over 40 million records worldwide. The group has been honored with several Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.

1Africa
2Rosanna
3Hold the Line
4I’ll Be Over You
5I Won’t Hold You Back
6Pamela
7Stop Loving You
8Stranger in Town
999
10Georgy Porgy
11Don’t Chain My Heart
12Without Your Love
13I’ll Supply the Love
14I Will Remember
15Mushanga 
16Love Has the Power
17Melanie
18Make Believe
19Waiting for Your Love
20Out of Love
21If It’s the Last Night
22Holyanna
23St. George and the Dragon
24All Us Boys
25Spanish Sea
26Goin’ Home
27The Other Side
28Goodbye Elenore
29Rockmaker 
302 Hearts

Thursday 3/4/21 6pm ET: Feature LP: Toto – Old Is New (2018 / 2020)

Old Is New is the fourteenth studio album (though counted as the 15th album overall) by the American rock band Toto, released as part of the band’s All In box set on November 6, 2018, and separately on April 3, 2020. The tracks “Devil’s Tower”, “Spanish Sea” and “Oh Why” feature deceased band members Jeff (who died in 1992) and Mike Porcaro (who died in 2015).

1. “Alone” 4:32
2. “Devil’s Tower” 3:44
3. “Fearful Heart” 3:52
4. “Spanish Sea” 4:25
5. “In a Little While” 4:49
6. “Chelsea” 4:51
7. “Chase the Rain” 3:16
8. “Oh Why?” 3:55
9. “Struck by Lightning” 4:17
10. “We’ll Keep On Running” 4:41

Steve Lukather – guitars, backing and lead vocals, bass guitar (1, 9), sitar (8), piano (3)
Joseph Williams – lead and backing vocals, additional keyboards, keyboard bass (6)
David Paich – piano, keyboards, backing and lead vocals
Steve Porcaro – synthesizers, keyboards, lead vocals (7), backing vocals (4, 5), synth bass (7), Hammond organ (6, 8, 9)
Vinnie Colaiuta – drums (1, 6, 9)
Lenny Castro – percussion
Jeff Porcaro – drums (2–5, 8)
Mike Porcaro – bass guitar (3, 4, 8)
David Hungate – bass guitar (2, 5)
Shannon Forrest – drums (7)

Mark T. Williams – backing vocals (3, 4), Timothy B. Schmit – backing vocals (4)
Martin Tillman – cello (8, 9)
Pat Knox, Lorraine Paich, Weston Wilson – backing vocals (lightning chant) (9)
James Rushent, Surahn Sidhu & Trevor Lukather – additional instrumentation (10)

 

Tuesday 11/24/2020 4am ET: Feature LP: Toto – 40 Trips Around The Sun (2018)

40 Trips Around the Sun is a greatest hits album by American rock band Toto, released on February 9, 2018. The album was released in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Toto’s self-titled debut album (1978).

40 Trips Around the Sun contains 14 tracks from 1978 to 1993, and three previously unreleased recordings (“Spanish Sea”, “Alone” and “Struck by Lightning”). “Spanish Sea” was recorded during the sessions for Isolation (1984), and was re-written with a new chorus. Steve Lukather said of the song: “Thanks to modern tech we were able to play once again with not only our 20 something selves but with our dear brothers Jeff and Mike Porcaro reminding us just how deep their groove was. Bittersweet… Many stories, laughs and a few tears on this one”. “Alone” is a newly written song by Toto members David Paich, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro and Joseph Williams, while “Struck by Lightning” was previously unreleased.

1. “Alone” 4:32
2. “Spanish Sea” 4:20
3. “I’ll Supply the Love” 3:44
4. “I’ll Be Over You” 3:50
5. “Stranger in Town” 4:47
6. “99” 5:13
7. “Struck by Lightning” 4:15
8. “Pamela” 5:09
9. “Afraid of Love” 3:52
10. “I Won’t Hold You Back” 4:53
11. “Jake to the Bone” 7:04
12. “Stop Loving You” 4:29
13. “Lea” 4:30
14. “Hold the Line” 3:55
15. “Georgy Porgy” 4:08
16. “Rosanna” 5:31
17. “Africa” 4:55

Steve Lukather: guitars, bass, backing vocals
David Paich: piano, keyboards
Steve Porcaro: synthesizers
Joseph Williams: lead and backing vocals, additional keyboards
Vinnie Colaiuta: drums
Lenny Castro: percussion

Thursday 9/24/2020 1am ET: Feature LP: Toto IV (1982)

Toto IV is the fourth studio album by American pop and rock band Toto released on April 8, 1982 by Columbia Records.

The lead single, “Rosanna”, peaked at number 2 for five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, while the album’s third single, “Africa”, topping the Hot 100 chart, became the group’s first and only number 1 hit. Both songs were hits in the UK as well, reaching number 12 and 3, respectively. The fourth single, “I Won’t Hold You Back”, also peaked within the top ten on the Hot 100, at number 10, but atop the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts for three weeks. It also went into the top 40 in the UK. With the success of “Africa”, the album climbed back into the top 10 in early 1983 on both sides of the Atlantic.

Toto IV received six Grammy Awards in 1983 including Album of the Year, Producer of the Year for the band, and Record of the Year for “Rosanna”. It reached number four on the Billboard 200 album charts in the United States, shortly after its release. It also reached the top ten in other countries, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Japan. It was also the last Toto album to feature their original bassist David Hungate until his return in 2014 (with the release of their 2015 album Toto XIV) when he replaced by Mike Porcaro after the band’s recording of the album, and also the final album to feature original lead vocalist Bobby Kimball until his comeback in 1998 (with the release of the 1999 album Mindfields).

1. “Rosanna” 5:31
2. “Make Believe” 3:43
3. “I Won’t Hold You Back” 4:53
4. “Good for You” 3:17
5. “It’s a Feeling” 3:05
6. “Afraid of Love” 3:52
7. “Lovers in the Night” 4:25
8. “We Made It” 3:56
9. “Waiting for Your Love” 4:12
10. “Africa” 4:55

Bobby Kimball – lead vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 8-10), backing vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6-10)
Steve Lukather – guitars, lead vocals (tracks 1, 3, 6), backing vocals (tracks 1-4, 6-10), piano (track 4)
David Paich – keyboards, lead vocals (tracks 7, 10), backing vocals (tracks 1, 2, 5-10), orchestral arrangements (tracks 3, 5-7), horn arrangements (track 1)
Steve Porcaro – keyboards, lead vocals (track 5)
David Hungate – bass guitar
Jeff Porcaro – drums, percussion

Lenny Castro – congas and percussion (tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 10)
Ralph Dyck – synthesizer (track 7)
Gary Grant – trumpet (track 1)
Jerry Hey – trumpet and horn arrangements (track 1)
Jim Horn – saxophone (tracks 1, 7), recorders (track 10)
James Newton Howard – orchestral arrangements and conductor (tracks 3, 5-7)
Tom Kelly – backing vocals (tracks 1, 2)
Roger Linn – synthesizer programming (track 4)
The Martyn Ford Orchestra – strings (tracks 3, 5-7)
Marty Paich – orchestral arrangements (track 3)
Jimmy Pankow – trombone (track 1)
Joe Porcaro – percussion (tracks 5, 10), xylophone (track 6), tympani (track 7), marimba (track 10)
Mike Porcaro – cello (tracks 3, 8)
Timothy B. Schmit – backing vocals (tracks 3, 4, 10)
Tom Scott – saxophone (tracks 1, 7)
Jon Smith – saxophone (track 2)

Saturday 5/16/20 12am ET: Feature LP: Toto – Kingdom of Desire (1992)

Kingdom of Desire is the eighth studio album by Toto, released in 1992. Guitarist Steve Lukather assumed sole lead vocal duties. It is also the last album to feature drummer Jeff Porcaro, who died during rehearsals for the tour promoting this album; British drummer Simon Phillips filled in for him during the tour. The album was mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

1. “Gypsy Train” 6:45
2. “Don’t Chain My Heart” 4:46
3. “Never Enough” 5:45
4. “How Many Times” 5:42
5. “2 Hearts” 5:13
6. “Wings of Time” 7:27
7. “She Knows the Devil” 5:25
8. “The Other Side” 4:41
9. “Only You” 4:28
10. “Kick Down the Walls” 4:54
11. “Kingdom of Desire” 7:16
12. “Jake to the Bone” 7:05
13. “Little Wing” 4:15

Monday 4pm ET: Feature Artist: Toto

Toto was an American rock band formed in 1977 in Los Angeles. The band’s most recent lineup consisted of Joseph Williams (lead vocals), David Paich (keyboards, vocals), Steve Porcaro (keyboards), Steve Lukather (guitars, vocals), plus touring members Lenny Castro (percussion), Warren Ham (saxophone), Shem von Schroeck (bass) and Shannon Forrest (drums). Toto is known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, blues, and jazz.

Paich and Jeff Porcaro had played together as session musicians on several albums and decided to form a band. David Hungate, Lukather, Steve Porcaro, and Bobby Kimball were recruited before the first album release. The band enjoyed great commercial success in the late 1970s and 1980s, beginning with the band’s eponymous debut released in 1978. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Toto IV (1982), Toto became one of the best-selling music groups of their era.

Widely known for the Top 5 hits “Hold the Line”, “Rosanna”, and “Africa”, the makeup of the group continues to evolve. Hungate left in 1982; Kimball left in 1984, but rejoined the band in 1998, leaving again in 2008. Jeff Porcaro died in 1992 of a heart attack. Hungate rejoined Toto as a touring musician and later a band member. In 2008, Lukather announced his departure from the band, and the remaining band members later went their separate ways. In the summer of 2010, Toto reformed and went on a short European tour, with a new lineup, to benefit Mike Porcaro, who had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and was no longer an active member of the band. He died in 2015. The band celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. Toto announced an extended hiatus following the final leg of their 40th anniversary tour in 2019.

Toto has released 14 studio albums, and has sold over 40 million records worldwide. The group has been honored with several Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009.

Tuesday 4pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week on the Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Tom Petty, Steely Dan, Toto, Huey Lewis and The News, Steve Perry, Styx, Billy Idol, Stars On 45, Traveling Wilburys, Michael Jackson, George Harrison and many more . . .

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Van Halen, Robbie Nevil, Billy Ocean, Models, Toto, Bon Jovi, Ronnie Milsap, U2, INXS, Contours, Jimmy Buffett, Kool & The Gang, Double Image, Donna Summer and more . . . 

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, Spinners, Chicago, Barry Manilow, Marshall Tucker Band and more . . .

Wednesday 4pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from:  Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Foreigner, Steely Dan, Clint Holmes, Redbone, Elton John, Selector, Robert Gordon, Freda Payne, Toto, Diana Ross and more . . .

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Toto, Kenny Loggins, Prince, Dan Fogelberg, Gloria Estefan, Robin Williams, Blues Brothers, Elton John, Billy Joel, Peter Cetera, Alabama, Romeo Void and more . . .