Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Tonight, Monday, on RadioMaxMusic we drop the needle on 3 Guess Who LPs on, the LP Lounge. #10, Road Food and the Best of. AND – since RCA trimmed the opening of American Woman on the Best of LP, we went back to the multi tracks, and remixed it. – oh, did I forget to mention that all three LPs have been demodulated, then encoded into the QS? – well, they have! so come on over for more than 2 hours of…. Guess Who!?! – It starts at 10pm, US East Coast time.

#10 is the eleventh studio album by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who. The title derives from its being the band’s tenth overall release. (That number seems to include both a live album and best-of compilation, but to not include offshoot releases of the band’s early recordings prior to 1969.) It was originally released in 1973 by RCA Records.

The 2012 Iconoclassic reissue marked the first time the album was made available on CD in the U.S., as well as sporting both dramatically upgraded sound quality compared to all other CD releases, and a previously unreleased, stripped-down mix of “Glamour Boy” without the sound effects and crowd noise.

A Quadraphonic mix was available on both vinyl and Quadraphonic 8-track tape formats.

Road Food is the twelfth studio album by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who and the last to feature guitarists Kurt Winter and Donnie McDougall.

A Quadraphonic mix was available on both vinyl and Quadraphonic 8-track tape formats.

On its first CD issuing, the side two tracks precede the side one tracks, making “Clap for the Wolfman”, “Pleasin’ for Reason”, “Road Food”, and “Ballad of the Last Five Years” tracks 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively.

The Best of The Guess Who is the fourth compilation album by The Guess Who and was released in 1971. It reached number 12 on the Billboard LPs chart and has been issued on CD twice; the first CD issue in 1988 on RCA, replaced the single version of American Woman with the longer album version; and then a digitally remastered reissue issued by Legacy Recordings in 2006 with 3 bonus tracks and the single version restored. Side Two of the album consists of five songs from their previous album Share the Land; “Hand Me Down World”, “Bus Rider”, “Share the Land”, “Do You Miss Me Darlin’?” and an edited single version of “Hang On to Your Life” (without the Psalm 22 excerpt that closes the album version).

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Tony Orlando and Dawn is an American pop music group that was popular in the 1970s. Their signature hits include “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree”, “Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose”, and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)”.

Red Octopus is the second album by Jefferson Starship, released on Grunt Records in 1975. Certified double platinum by RIAA in 1995, it is the best-selling album by any incarnation of Jefferson Airplane and its spin-off groups. The single “Miracles” was the highest-charting single any permutation of the band had until Starship’s “We Built This City” a decade later, ultimately peaking at #3 on the Billboard singles chart; the album itself reached #1 four non-consecutive weeks during 1975 on the Billboard 200. As with several other albums from the epoch, stereo and quadraphonic mixes of Red Octopus were released concurrently.

Following a guest appearance on the preceding Dragon Fly, Jefferson Airplane founder Marty Balin returned as a fully integrated member of the ensemble. Balin wrote or co-wrote five of the ten tracks on the album, including “Miracles.” The group attempted to create a commercialized sound which was a total contrast to their past works, paving the musical direction of their next two albums. – Wikipedia

Tonight, 10pm NYC time – we drop the needle on 2 70’s quad LPs – and, so you can (sort-a) hear them in quad, we’ve demodulated the cd-4 vinyl, then re-encoded them for QS (or Regular Matrix). please join us on RadioMaxMusic.com – and, starting tomorrow we begin our regular surround sound shows on EZMax music (The humble sister station of RadioMaxMusic)

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

The Best of Aretha Franklin is a 1973 compilation by Aretha Franklin. It contains alternate takes and is one of only a few quadraphonic releases. It was reissued on DVD-Audio by Rhino Handmade in August 2010. It is not to be confused with a 1984 compilation of the same name.

  1. “Respect” – 2:24
  2. “Baby, I Love You” – 2:46
  3. “Chain of Fools” – 4:22 an alternate version exclusive to this compilation
  4. “Rock Steady” – 4:19 contains an alternate introduction exclusive to this compilation
  5. “Spanish Harlem” – 3:40
  6. “Don’t Play That Song” – 2:48
  7. “Dr. Feelgood” – 3:18
  8. “Day Dreaming” – 3:49
  9. “I Say A Little Prayer” – 3:22
  10. “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” – 2:43
  11. “Call Me” – 3:24
  12. “Bridge over Troubled Water” – 5:30

Aretha Live at Fillmore West is the third live album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on May 19, 1971 by Atlantic Records. It was reissued on compact disc in 1993 through Rhino Records. An expanded, limited edition 4-CD box set entitled, Don’t Fight the Feeling: The Complete Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live at Fillmore West was released by Rhino in 2005. This was limited to 5000 numbered copies. In addition, there is a guest duet vocal by Ray Charles on “Spirit in the Dark”.

Franklin played a Fender Rhodes piano on four cuts, including “Eleanor Rigby”, “Spirit in the Dark”, “Don’t Play That Song” and “Dr. Feelgood”. Backing Franklin was King Curtis’ band, the Kingpins, featuring Cornell Dupree on guitar, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Jerry Jemmott on bass, Billy Preston on organ, Curtis on saxophone, together with the Memphis Horns.

   1. “Respect” Otis Redding 3:53
   2. “Love the One You’re With” 4:15
   3. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” 5:55
   4. “Eleanor Rigby” 2:33
   5. “Make It with You” 4:33
   6. “Don’t Play That Song 3:16
   7. “Dr. Feelgood” 7:06
   8. “Spirit in the Dark” 5:33
   9. “Spirit in the Dark” (Reprise with Ray Charles) 8:53
 10. “Reach Out and Touch” 2:35

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Two LP’s from the Vinyl Resting Place Vault – Join Willie B with

Both Sides Now is a concept album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell that was released in 2000. It is her 17th studio album. The album won two Grammy Awards in 2001 for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the song “Both Sides, Now”.

The album traces the progress of the modern relationship through Mitchell’s orchestral renditions of classic jazz songs. Two of her songs are included: “A Case of You” (1971) and “Both Sides, Now” (1969). The orchestra was arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza.

In the liner notes, co-producer Larry Klein describes the album as “a programmatic suite documenting a relationship from initial flirtation through optimistic consummation, metamorphosing into disillusionment, ironic despair, and finally resolving in the philosophical overview of acceptance and the probability of the cycle repeating itself”.

A limited run of copies was released on February 8, 2000, in chocolate box packaging for Valentine’s Day with several lithographs of Mitchell paintings. A jewel-case edition was released on March 20, 2000.

On tour, Mitchell performed the songs in the same sequence as the album, but she opened with the overture “Nuages”, the first movement from Nocturnes, an orchestral suite composed by Claude Debussy. “Nuages” is the French word for “clouds”. Although the music sets a romantic mood, the use of this piece can be seen as a pun since Clouds is the name of the album on which the song “Both Sides, Now” made its appearance.

1. “You’re My Thrill” 3:52
2. “At Last” 4:28
3. “Comes Love” 4:29
4. “You’ve Changed” 5:00
5. “Answer Me, My Love”3:23
6. “A Case of You” 5:52
7. “Don’t Go to Strangers” 4:10
8. “Sometimes I’m Happy” 3:58
9. “Don’t Worry ’bout Me” 3:49
10. “Stormy Weather” 3:07
11. “I Wish I Were in Love Again” 3:36
12. “Both Sides, Now” 5:40

Carl Hilding “Doc” Severinsen (born July 7, 1927) is an American jazz trumpeter who led the band for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Severinsen was born in Arlington, Oregon, to Minnie Mae (1897–1998) and Carl Severinsen (1898–1972).[He was nicknamed Doc after his father, the only dentist in Arlington. His father played violin and wanted him to play, too, but Severinsen wanted to play trombone. Because his arms weren’t long enough for trombone and the small Arlington music store had none available, he settled for cornet. A neighbor gave him some help on how to play, while his father, tobacco in mouth, instructed him to spit out the notes like spitting tobacco. His mother threatened to spank him if he didn’t practice.

Severinsen proved to have a knack for the instrument. He was in a high school band when he was seven, and two years later he won a state trumpet contest. At thirteen, he joined a multi-state all-star band, and at fourteen he auditioned for Tommy Dorsey but wasn’t hired. He started a quartet called the Blue Notes that performed at local dances.

Before graduating from high school, he was hired to go on the road with the Ted Fio Rito Orchestra. After he graduated, he went on tour with Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman. He was drafted by the Army during World War II. In 1946, he played trumpet on radio station KODL.

Doc Severinsen His Trumpet And Orchestra* ‎– Fever
Label: Command ‎– RS 893-S.D., Command ‎– RS 893SD
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: US
Released 1966
Genre: Jazz
Style: Easy Listening

Fever ‎(LP, Album, Quad) Command RS 893-S.D. Colombia 1971

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Tonight the LP Lounge drops a needle on the best concert recording of the 1970s. And we have two reasons, beyond the quality of the recording, that make this broadcast worth listening in on (in our own humble opinion) – First, we’ve taken the original quadraphonic vinyl, demodulated it into it’s 4 separate channels, then re-encoded it using the QS system so you can actually get a reasonable approximation of the Quad mix (either by using regular stereo headphones, or playing it through a Dolby pro-logic home theater system) – the other reason – we are bringing you the 12 minutes of Elvis that was cut from the original broadcast when RCA put it on LP. These are being played in QS surround sound as well (even though these were never on LP, we hope you won’t mind). You can hear us on RadioMaxMusic.com, or using the tuneIn app – look for RadioMaxMusic!  Encore Thursday 12am ET

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Holiday is the fourth studio album by the American folk rock band America, released on the Warner Bros. Records label in June 1974. The album was produced in London by noted record producer George Martin.

The album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 3 on the Billboard album chart and being certified gold by the RIAA. It produced two hit singles: “Tin Man” reached number 4 on the Billboard singles chart and went to number 1 on both the adult contemporary chart as well as the Radio & Records chart; and “Lonely People” which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard singles chart and also hit number 1 on the adult contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including “Baby It’s Up To You” and “Another Try”. The album was also released on Quadraphonic reel-to-reel tape for 4-channel enthusiasts.

Band Member Dewey Bunnell was thrilled at the prospect of working with Martin as producer. He was quoted as saying that it “was great working with George. It was like we knew each other. We were familiar with the Beatles, of course, and we had that British sense of humor.” In a separate interview, Dan Peek recalled to Circus magazine: “Gerry (Beckley) had been in England, and we’d talked about using George Martin as our producer. He’s such a hot arranger, thinking about all the stuff he’s done. There were several other people we wanted to use, but that idea sort of flashed and George was available.”

It was the recording debut of America’s longtime drummer Willie Leacox, who is in the car in the cover photo.

Hearts is the fifth studio album by American folk rock trio America, released by Warner Bros. Records in 1975. The album was produced by Beatles producer George Martin.

This album was a big hit in the US, reaching number 4 on the Billboard album chart and being certified GOLD by the RIAA. It produced three hit singles: “Sister Golden Hair”, which went to number 1 on the Billboard singles chart and number 5 on the adult contemporary chart; “Daisy Jane”, which peaked at 20 on the Billboard singles chart and number 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart; and the funky “Woman Tonight”, which reached 44 on the Billboard singles chart and 41 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks including “Old Virginia”, “Bell Tree” and “Midnight”. The album was also released on Quadraphonic reel-to-reel tape for 4-channel enthusiasts.

The cover was designed by Phil Hartman, who eventually left graphic design to pursue acting, to great success.  – Wikipedia

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

This installment of the LP Lounge feature two CD4 (Quad) LP’s from the Doobie Brothers.

What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits is the fourth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers. The album was released on February 1, 1974, by Warner Bros. Records.

Tom Johnston’s “Another Park, Another Sunday” was chosen to be the album’s first single. “It’s about losing a girl,” stated Johnston. “I wrote the chords and played it on acoustic, and then Ted Templeman had some ideas for it, like running the guitars through Leslie speakers.” The song did moderately well on the charts, peaking at #32.

The second single released was “Eyes of Silver”, another Johnston penned tune. According to him, “Wordwise, that one really isn’t that spectacular. I wrote them at the last minute.” That song didn’t have much success on the charts either. Grasping for chart action, Warner Brothers re-released the band’s first single, “Nobody”. This release was soon overshadowed when radio stations discovered “Black Water”. Other stations joined in and the song was officially released as a single that went on to sell over a million copies and became the Doobie Brothers’ first #1 hit. “Black Water” had been featured as the B-side of “Another Park, Another Sunday” eight months earlier.

Stampede is the fifth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers. The album was released on April 25, 1975, by Warner Bros. Records. It was the final album by the band before Michael McDonald replaced Tom Johnston as lead vocalist and primary songwriter. The album has been certified gold by the RIAA.

Stampede showed the band diversifying elements of their sound more than ever before, combining elements of their old sound as well as country-rock, funk and folk music. Many guest musicians contributed on the album including Maria Muldaur, Ry Cooder and Curtis Mayfield.

The first and most successful single released from this album was “Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)” on April 23, 1975, a classic Motown tune written by the legendary songwriting trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland. Tom Johnston had wanted to record the song for several years. “I thought that would be a killer track to cover,” he said. “It’s probably one of my favorite songs of all time. I thought our version came out great.”

The next single, released on July 8, 1975, was “Sweet Maxine” which was more akin to the Doobie Brothers’ earlier hits style-wise. “Pat wrote the music to this and I wrote the words, ” Johnston recalled. “And Billy Payne had a lot to do with the sound of the song, because of his incredible keyboard playing.” The track stalled at #40 on the Billboard charts.

The third and final single was Patrick Simmons’ “I Cheat the Hangman”, released November 12, 1975. It is a somber outlaw ballad that was inspired by the story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce. “It’s about a ghost returning to his home after the Civil War and not realizing he’s dead,” said Simmons about the song. The album version of the song is a progressive rock-style composition ending in a twisted collage of strings, horns and synthesizers made to sound like ghostly wails. “We’d cut the track, and we kicked around how to develop the ending-I thought about synthesizers and guitar solos. Ted [Templeman] got to thinking about it, and he ran it past [arranger] Nick DeCaro for some orchestration ideas. ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ by Mussorgsky really inspired the wildness of the strings, and Nick came up with the chorale thing at the end.” The ambitious “I Cheat the Hangman” only managed to reach #60 on the music charts.

“Neal’s Fandango” was inspired by the Santa Cruz mountains and was an homage to Neal Cassady, Merry Prankster bus driver and former Jack Kerouac sidekick in On The Road. It was occasionally played on San Francisco Bay Area classic rock station KFOX “K-FOX” (that means KUFX) because of the Doobie Brothers’ South Bay roots. – Wikipedia