Tag: Vocal Group Hall of Fame

Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B 10am ET #vrp @TheDoobieBros

Doobie-Brothers-Logo_shadowThis week the Vinyl Resting Place features The Doobie Brothers.  Join Willie B for all you need to know about the band.

The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band. The group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide throughout their career. The band has been active in five decades, with their biggest success occurring in the 1970s. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.

Artist Countdown: The O’Jays Top 35 Hits 1pm ET

O'jaysThe O’Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Williams (born August 25, 1943), William Powell (January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The O’Jays made their first chart appearance with “Lonely Drifter” in 1963, but reached their greatest level of success once Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters, signed them to their Philadelphia International label in 1972. With Gamble & Huff, the O’Jays (now a trio after the departure of Isles and Massey) emerged at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with “Back Stabbers” (1972), and topped the Billboard Hot 100 the following year with “Love Train”. Numerous other hits followed through the 1970s and into the 80s and 90s, and The O’Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. – Wikipedia

1 I Love Music
2 Love Train
3 Use ta Be My Girl
4 Back Stabbers
5 Livin’ for the Weekend 
6 Message in Our Music
7 Put Our Heads Together
8 Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)
9 Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)
10 Brandy
11 Put Your Hands Together
12 For the Love of Money
13 Forever Mine
14 Time to Get Down
15 Sing a Happy Song
16 Give the People What They Want
17 Girl, Don’t Let It Get You Down
18 Look Over Your Shoulder
19 Sunshine
20 992 Arguments
21 One Night Affair
22 Deeper (In Love with You)
23 Let Me Make Love to You 
24 Lovin’ You
25 What’s Stopping You
26 Stairway to Heaven (with Pure Soul)
27 Stand in for Love
28 Baby You Know
29 Have You Had Your Love Today
30 Don’t Let Me Down
31 Extraordinary Girl
32 Keep on Lovin’ Me
33 Looky Looky (Look at Me Girl)
34 Let Me Touch You
35 Family Reunion

Artist Countdown: Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

4seasonsThe Four Seasons are an American rock and pop band who became internationally successful in the mid-1960s. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame has stated that the group was the most popular rock band before the Beatles. Since 1970, they have also been known at times as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. In 1960, the group known as the Four Lovers evolved into the Four Seasons, with Frankie Valli as the lead singer, Bob Gaudio (formerly of the Royal Teens) on keyboards and tenor vocals, Tommy DeVito on lead guitar and baritone vocals, and Nick Massi on bass guitar and bass vocals.

The legal name of the organization is the Four Seasons Partnership, formed by Gaudio and Valli after a failed audition in 1960. While singers, producers, and musicians have come and gone, Gaudio and Valli remain the group’s constant (with each owning fifty percent of the act and its assets, including virtually all of its recording catalog). Gaudio no longer plays live, leaving Valli the only member of the group from its inception that is currently touring.

The Four Seasons (group members 1960–1966) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, and joined the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. They are one of the best-selling musical groups of all time, having sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Sherry
2 Big Girls Don’t Cry
3 Walk Like A Man
4 Rag Doll 
5 My Eyes Adored You    (Frankie Valli)
6 December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)
7 Grease  Frankie Valli
8 Can’t Take My Eyes off You Frankie Valli
9 Candy Girl
10 Dawn (Go Away)
11 Let’s Hang On! 
12 Who Loves You
13 Ronnie 
14 Swearin’ to God Frankie Valli
15 The Night 
16 Working My Way Back To You
17 I’ve Got You Under My Skin
18 C’mon Marianne 
19 Save It For Me 
20 Tell It to the Rain
21 Our Day Will Come
22 Don’t Think Twice 
23 Opus 17 (Don’t You Worry ‘Bout Me)
24 December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)(Remix Version)
25 Stay
26 Beggin’
27 Alone
28 New Mexican Rose
29 Fallen Angel
30 We Can Work It Out

Artist Countdown: Sam & Dave Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @RadioMax

sam&daveSam & Dave were an American soul and rhythm and blues (R&B) duo who performed together from 1961 through to 1981. The tenor (higher) voice was Samuel David Moore (born Samuel David Hicks on October 12, 1935), and the baritone/tenor (lower) voice was Dave Prater (May 9, 1937 – April 9, 1988).

Sam & Dave are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and are Grammy Award and multiple gold record award winning artists. According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Sam & Dave were the most successful soul duo, and brought the sounds of the black gospel church to pop music with their call-and-response records. Recorded primarily at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, from 1965 through 1968, these included “Soul Man”, “Hold On, I’m Comin”, “I Thank You”, “When Something is Wrong with My Baby”, “Wrap It Up”, and many other Southern Soul classics. Other than Aretha Franklin, no soul act during Sam & Dave’s Stax years (1965–1968) had more consistent R&B chart success, including 10 consecutive top 20 singles and 3 consecutive top 10 LPs.

Their crossover charts appeal (13 straight appearances and 2 top 10 singles) helped to pave the way for the acceptance of soul music by white pop audiences, and their song “Soul Man” was one of the first songs by a black group to top the pop charts using the word “soul”, helping define the genre. “Soul Man” was a number one Pop Hit (Cashbox: November 11, 1967) and has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rolling Stone magazine, and RIAA Songs of the Century. “Soul Man” was featured as the soundtrack and title for a 1986 film and also a 1997–1998 television series, and Soul Men was a 2008 feature film.

Nicknamed “Double Dynamite”, “The Sultans of Sweat”, and “The Dynamic Duo” for their gritty, gospel-infused performances, Sam & Dave were one of the greatest live acts of the 1960s. They were an influence on many future musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, Tom Petty, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, The Jam, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Joel and Steve Winwood. The Blues Brothers, who helped create a resurgence of popularity for soul, R&B, and blues in the 1980s, were influenced by Sam & Dave – their biggest hit was a cover of “Soul Man”, and their act and stage show had many similarities to the duo.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Soul Man
2 I Thank You
3 Soul Sister Brown Sugar
4 Soothe Me
5 Hold On, I’m Comin’
6 When Something is Wrong with My Baby
7 You Don’t Know What You Mean to Me
8 Can’t You Find Another Way
9 Everybody Got to Believe in Somebody
10 You Got Me Hummin’
11 You Don’t Know Like I Know
12 Born Again
13 Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody
14 Don’t Pull Your Love
15 A Little Bit of Good (Cures a Whole Lot of Bad)
16 Baby Baby Don’t Stop Now
17 One Part Love, Two Parts Pain
18 No More Pain
19 A Place Nobody Can Find
20 I Take What I Want
21 Knock It Out the Park
22 Sweet Soul Music
23 How Sweet It Is
24 Wrap It Up
25 I Got Everthing I Need

Artist Countdown: The Drifters Top 50 Hits 12pm ET

The_DriftersThe Drifters are a long-lived American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group. They were originally formed to serve as a backing group for Clyde McPhatter (of Billy Ward & the Dominoes) in 1953.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the Drifters were the least stable of the great vocal groups, as they were low-paid musicians hired by George Treadwell, who owned the Drifters name. There have been 60 vocalists in the history of the Treadwell Drifters line, including several splinter groups by former Drifters members (not under Treadwell’s management). These groups are usually identified with a possessive credit such as “Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters“, “Charlie Thomas’ Drifters”, etc. There are two notable versions of the Drifters. The first classic Drifters, formed by Clyde McPhatter, was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as “The Drifters” or “The Original Drifters“. The second Drifters, featuring Ben E. King, was separately inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as “Ben E. King and the Drifters”. In their induction, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame selected four members from the classic Drifters, two from the second Drifters, and one from the post-Treadwell Drifters.

According to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, “Through turmoil and changes the (original) Drifters managed to set musical trends and give the public 13 chart hits, most of which are legendary recordings today.” Matching that feat, subsequent formations of the Drifters managed to give the public 13 Hot 100 top 30 chart hits.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Save the Last Dance for Me
2 Dance with Me
3 I’ll Take You Home
4 At the Club
5 Under the Boardwalk
6 There Goes My Baby
7 Up on the Roof
8 On Broadway
9 This Magic Moment
10 Saturday Night at the Movies
11 Honey Love
12 Sweets for My Sweet
13 Please Stay
14 I’ve Got Sand in My Shoes
15 Ain’t It the Truth
16 (If You Cry) True Love, True Love
17 Some Kind of Wonderful
18 I Count the Tears
19 When My Little Girl Is Smiling
20 Lonely Winds
21 Come On Over to My Place
22 Kissin’ in the Back Row of the Movies
23 Money Honey
24 Adorable
25 Such A Night
26 Whatcha Gonna Do
27 There Goes My First Love
28 Steamboat
29 You’re More than a Number in My Little Red Book
30 Like Sister and Brother
31 Down on the Beach Tonight
32 Ruby Baby
33 Fools Fall in Love
34 Can I Take You Home Little Girl
35 I Gotta Get Myself a Woman
36 Hello Happiness
37 Every Night’s a Saturday Night With You
38 Love Games
39 Vaya Con Dios
40 Memories Are Made of This
41 Baby What I Mean
42 I’ll Take You Where the Music’s Playing
43 One Way Love
44 Drip Drop
45 Rat Race
46 Moonlight Bay
47 Room Full of Tears
48 Stranger on the Shore
49 Hypnotized
50 Follow Me