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Thursday 1/20/22 2am ET: Feature LP: Pink – Hurts 2B Human (2019)

Hurts 2B Human is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Pink. Released on April 26, 2019, by RCA Records, the album was initially planned as a standalone extended play (EP). Pursuing a sound that would be departure from her previous albums, Pink enlisted the assistance of collaborators such as Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, and Ryan Tedder. The album features guest appearances by Cash Cash, Khalid, Chris Stapleton, and Wrabel. The album was officially announced during Pink’s interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show broadcast in February 2019. Musically, Hurts 2B Human is a pop record whose lyrics delve into themes of love, family, introspection, life, and self-worth.

The album received generally favorable reviews from music critics, many of whom praised its production and cohesiveness; others felt it was too calculated and formulaic. Commercially, the album was successful, reaching number one in eight countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Switzerland. In the United States, Hurts 2B Human became Pink’s third consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awarded it a platinum certification. To promote the singer’s album, “Walk Me Home” was released on February 20, 2019, as a lead single to commercial success, peaking within the top-ten charts of several countries, including Ireland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The second single, “Can We Pretend”, was released on May 17, 2019, while the title track and “Love Me Anyway” had a limited release.

  1. “Hustle” 2:55
  2. “(Hey Why) Miss You Sometime” 3:23
  3. “Walk Me Home” 2:59
  4. “My Attic” 3:02
  5. “90 Days” (featuring Wrabel) 3:50
  6. “Hurts 2B Human” (featuring Khalid) 3:22
  7. “Can We Pretend” (featuring Cash Cash) 3:44
  8. “Courage” 4:19
  9. “Happy” 3:01
  10. “We Could Have It All” 4:33
  11. “Love Me Anyway” (featuring Chris Stapleton) 3:08
  12. “Circle Game” 4:54
  13. “The Last Song of Your Life” 3:53

Pink – vocals, background vocals (tracks 2, 9), executive production, production (tracks 11, 13)
Wrabel – featured vocals, production (track 5)
Khalid – featured vocals (track 6)
Chris Stapleton – featured vocals (track 11)
Jorden Odegard – all instruments (except guitar) (track 1), keyboards, strings, programming (track 6), production (tracks 1, 6)
Dan Reynolds – guitar, additional production (track 1)
Shellback – background vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, production, programming (track 2)
Max Martin – keyboards, production, programming (track 2)
Peter Thomas – background vocals, gang vocals, synthesizer, electric guitar, percussion, drums, handclaps, production, programming (track 3)
Kyle Moorman – background vocals, gang vocals, synthesizer, electric guitar, percussion, drums, handclaps, production, programming (track 3)
Ludvig Soderberg – keyboards, bass, programming (track 4)

Jakob Jeristrom – keyboards, bass, programming (track 4)
Ilsey Juber – guitar (track 4)
Rami Yacoub – additional guitar (track 4)
Mattias Johansson – violin (track 4)
David Bukovinszky – cello (track 4)
Michael Engstrom – double bass (track 4)
Mattias Bylund – strings arranging, recording, editing (track 4)
Steve Robson – piano, production, programming (track 5)
Teddy Geiger – guitar (track 6), vocal production (track 9)

Alexander Makhlouf – keyboards, synths, production, mixing (track 7)
Samuel Frisch – drum programming, production (track 7)
Jean-Paul Makhlouf – editing, sound design, production (track 7)
Greg Kurstin – piano, guitar, bass, synthesizers, production (tracks 8, 10, 12), drums keyboards (track 8), keyboards (track 10), drums, rhodes (track 12)
Oscar Görres – keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion, drums, production, programming (track 9)
Sasha Sloan – background vocals (track 9)

Taylor Hawkins – drums (track 10)
Sal Oliveri – piano, bass, additional production (track 11)
Stevie Blacke – strings arranged & performing (track 11)
Matt Kelly – pedal steel (track 11)
Songa Lee – violin (track 12)
Josefina Vergara – violin (track 12)
Alma Fernandez – viola (track 12)

Jacob Braun – cello (tracks 12, 14 (bonus))
billymann – acoustic guitar, production, engineering, mixing (track 13)
The Struts – production (track 4)
Simon Gooding – additional production (tracks 5, 11), vocals recording (tracks 3–6), engineering, mixing (tracks 3, 5, 11), Pink vocals recording (track 14 (bonus))
Ryan Tedder – production, vocal production (track 7)

Thursday 1/20/22 1am ET: Feature LP: Elvis Costello and The Imposters – The Boy Named If (2022)

The Boy Named If is the 32nd studio album by English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello and The Imposters. The album was released on January 14, 2022 by EMI Records and Capitol Records. The Boy Named If received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 84, which indicates “universal acclaim”, based on 11 reviews.

  1. “Farewell, OK” 2:54
  2. “The Boy Named If” 4:24
  3. “Penelope Halfpenny” 2:57
  4. “The Difference” 3:45
  5. “What If I Can’t Give You Anything But Love?” 4:03
  6. “Paint the Red Rose Blue” 4:46
  7. “Mistook Me for a Friend” 4:13
  8. “My Most Beautiful Mistake” 4:47
  9. “Magnificent Hurt” 3:13
  10. “The Man You Love to Hate” 4:53
  11. “The Death of Magic Thinking” 3:31
  12. “Trick Out the Truth” 4:53
  13. “Mr. Crescent” 3:39

Elvis Costello – vocals, guitar (all tracks); piano (6)
Davey Faragher – additional vocals, bass (all tracks); upright bass (12)
Pete Thomas – drums, percussion
Steve Nieve – keyboards, piano
Sebastian Krys – background vocals (3, 4)
Nicole Atkins – vocals (8)

Thursday 1/20/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Bush – The Kingdom (2020)

The Kingdom is the eighth studio album by English rock band Bush. It was originally scheduled to be released in May 2020 but it was later pushed back to a release date of July 17, 2020. The band released two singles prior to the album, the first being “Bullet Holes” which was released in May 2019 and featured in the film John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and the second single off the album was “Flowers on a Grave” and was released one year later in March 2020.

  1. “Flowers on a Grave” 3:45
  2. “The Kingdom” 3:47
  3. “Bullet Holes” 3:47
  4. “Ghosts in the Machine” 4:15
  5. “Blood River” 4:20
  6. “Quicksand” 3:59
  7. “Send in the Clowns” 4:13
  8. “Undone” 5:02
  9. “Our Time Will Come” 3:50
  10. “Crossroads” 3:15
  11. “Words Are Not Impediments” 3:08
  12. “Falling Away” 3:52

Gavin Rossdale – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Chris Traynor – lead guitar, backing vocals
Corey Britz – bass guitar, backing vocals
Gil Sharone – drums (all tracks except “The Kingdom” & “Flowers on a Grave”)
Nik Hughes – drums

Wednesday 1/19/22 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Katey Sagal

Catherine Louise Sagal (born January 19, 1954) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is known for playing Peggy Bundy on Married… with Children (1987–1997), Leela on Futurama (1999–2003, 2008–2013), Cate Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules (2002–2005), Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2011, Dr. Jones on Shameless (2018–2019), and Louise Goldufski on The Conners (2018–present).

Sagal started her career in show business as a singer and songwriter. In 1973, she worked as a backing vocalist for various singers, including Bob Dylan, Etta James, and Tanya Tucker. In 1976, while a member of The Group with No Name, she contributed to the album Moon over Brooklyn (on which she was credited as “Katie Sagal”). She was a member of Bette Midler’s backup group The Harlettes in 1978, and again from 1982 to 1983.

During the filming of 1983’s Valley Girl, Sagal was scheduled to sing at The Central. Her name can be seen in the schedule of upcoming acts, posted inside the door.

She performed backing vocals on the self-titled Gene Simmons solo album, the Molly Hatchet album Take No Prisoners, and on Olivia Newton-John’s 1985 single “Soul Kiss.” She performed the song “It’s the Time for Love” that appears in the movie Silent Rage featuring Chuck Norris. Sagal also provided the vocals for “Loose Cannons,” the theme song for the 1990 movie of the same name featuring Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd.

On April 19, 1994, Sagal released her first solo album, Well…. On June 1, 2004, she released her second album, Room. She has also contributed to the Sons of Anarchy soundtrack.

Wednesday 1/19/22 1am ET: Feature LP: Chicago – Chicago VI (1973)

Chicago VI is the fifth studio album by American rock band Chicago and was released on June 25, 1973. It was the band’s second in a string of five consecutive albums to make it to No. 1 in the US, was certified gold less than a month after its release, and has been certified two-times platinum since. It is the first album to feature percussionist Laudir de Oliveira, who would become a full-fledged member of the band for Chicago VIII. VI is the first studio album (the other being 1975’s compilation Chicago IX) to feature the original band members on the cover before the death of leader and co-founder Terry Kath.

  1. “Critics’ Choice” 2:49
  2. “Just You ‘n’ Me” 3:42
  3. “Darlin’ Dear” 2:56
  4. “Jenny” 3:31
  5. “What’s This World Coming To” 4:58
  6. “Something in This City Changes People” 3:42
  7. “Hollywood” 3:52
  8. “In Terms of Two” 3:29
  9. “Rediscovery” 4:47
  10. “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day” 4:15

Peter Cetera – Bass guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals, harmonica on “In Terms of Two”
Terry Kath – Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals
Robert Lamm – Acoustic piano, Hammond organ, clavinet, Wurlitzer electric piano, Fender Rhodes, ARP synthesizer, Hohner Pianet, lead vocals, backing vocals

Lee Loughnane – Trumpet, backing vocals, percussion, co-lead vocals on “Something In This City Changes People”
James Pankow – Trombone, brass arrangements
Walter Parazaider – Saxophone, flute
Danny Seraphine – Drums, percussion
Laudir de Oliveira – Congas
Joe Lala – Congas
J. G. O’Rafferty – Pedal steel

Wednesday 1/19/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Pearl Jam – Vitalogy

Vitalogy is the third studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam, released on November 22, 1994, on Epic Records. Pearl Jam wrote and recorded Vitalogy while touring behind its previous album Vs. (1993). The music on the record was more diverse than previous releases, and consisted of aggressive rock songs, ballads, and other stylistic elements, making it Pearl Jam’s most experimental album to date.

The album was first released on vinyl, followed by a release on CD and cassette two weeks later on December 6, 1994. The LP sold 34,000 copies in its first week of release, and until Jack White’s 2014 album Lazaretto it held the record for most vinyl sales in one week since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. Upon its CD release, Vitalogy became the second-fastest selling album in history, only behind the band’s previous release Vs., selling 877,000 copies in its first week and went multi-platinum quickly. The album has been certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the United States. It is Pearl Jam’s last album to feature drummer Dave Abbruzzese, who left the band before the recording session was finished. He was initially replaced by session drummers and later officially replaced by former Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Jack Irons, who completed recording of the album.

  1. “Last Exit” 2:54
  2. “Spin the Black Circle” 2:47
  3. “Not for You” 5:52
  4. “Tremor Christ” 4:12
  5. “Nothingman” 4:35
  6. “Whipping” 2:34
  7. “Pry, To” 1:03
  8. “Corduroy” 4:37
  9. “Bugs” 2:44
  10. “Satan’s Bed” 3:30
  11. “Better Man” 4:28
  12. “Aye Davanita” 2:57
  13. “Immortality” 5:28

Dave Abbruzzese – drums
Jeff Ament – bass guitar, vocals, double bass, black-and-white photography
Stone Gossard – guitar, vocals, mellotron

Jack Irons – drums
Mike McCready – guitar, slide guitar
Eddie Vedder – vocals, guitar, accordion on “Bugs”; credited as “e.v.” for book concept, theory of Vitalogy, typist

Tuesday 1/18/22 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Mark Collie

George Mark Collie (born January 18, 1956) is an American country music singer, songwriter, musician, actor, record producer, and fundraiser for Type 1 diabetes study. He has won awards and acclaim for his music, his acting, and his philanthropy. His singing career has included five major-label albums: four for MCA Nashville and one for Giant Records. Sixteen of his singles have charted on Hot Country Songs, including the top ten hits “Even the Man in the Moon Is Cryin'” and “Born to Love You”.

Collie has also written songs for Aaron Tippin, Alabama, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and JT Hodges. His acting career includes roles in Fire Down Below, The Punisher, and Kill Switch.

Tuesday 1/18/22 2am ET: Feature LP: Great White – Once Bitten (1987)

Once Bitten is the third studio album released by the American hard rock band Great White. It was released June 29. 1987 and became a commercial success, selling more than one million copies and being certified Platinum in April, 1988. The anthem “Rock Me” became a hit single, charting in September 1987, and is one of Great White’s best known songs. AllMusic explains in their review that it brought Great White a broader audience. “Save Your Love” also charted, becoming their most famous power ballad at the time, in February 1988. “Lady Red Light” and “All Over Now” would become fan favorites and be included among 15 tracks on their later retrospective, “Absolute Hits”. The last album to feature bassist Lorne Black.

In the UK, the track listing was strangely altered, losing four new tracks and replacing them with songs from 1986 album Shot in the Dark and with a live version of “What Do You Do”. The album’s opening track, “Lady Red Light”, was featured on the NBC show Parks and Recreation in the episode “Tom’s Divorce”. The model photographed on the cover is Tracy Martinson.

1. “Lady Red Light” 4:55
2. “Gonna Getcha” 4:13
3. “Rock Me” 7:19
4. “All Over Now” 4:22
5. “Mistreater” 5:50
6. “Never Change Heart” 4:28
7. “Fast Road” 3:41
8. “On The Edge” 6:02
9. “Save Your Love” 5:46

Jack Russell – lead and backing vocals
Mark Kendall – lead guitar, backing vocals
Michael Lardie – rhythm guitar, keyboards, harmonica, backing vocals
Lorne Black – bass, backing vocals
Audie Desbrow – drums

Tuesday 1/18/22 1am ET: Feature LP: The Clash – London Calling (1980)

London Calling is the third studio album by English rock band the Clash. It was originally released as a double album in the United Kingdom on December 14, 1979 by CBS Records, and in the United States in January 1980 by Epic Records.

The Clash recorded the album with producer Guy Stevens at Wessex Sound Studios in London during August, September and November 1979, following a change in management and a period of writer’s block for songwriters Joe Strummer and Mick Jones. Bridging a traditional punk rock sound and a new wave aesthetic, London Calling reflects the band’s growing interest in styles beyond their punk roots, including reggae, rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, lounge jazz, and hard rock. Themes include social displacement, unemployment, racial conflict, drug use, and the responsibilities of adulthood.

The album was a top ten chart success in the UK, and its lead single “London Calling” was a top 20 single. The album has sold over five million copies worldwide, and was certified platinum in the United States for sales of one million. It was also met with widespread critical acclaim and has retrospectively been named one of the greatest albums of all time. On Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, London Calling ranked eighth in the 2003 and 2012 editions, and sixteenth in the 2020 edition.

  1. “London Calling” 3:19
  2. “Brand New Cadillac” 2:09
  3. “Jimmy Jazz” 3:52
  4. “Hateful” 2:45
  5. “Rudie Can’t Fail” 3:26
  6. “Spanish Bombs” 3:19
  7. “The Right Profile” 3:56
  8. “Lost in the Supermarket” 3:47
  9. “Clampdown” 3:49
  10. “The Guns of Brixton” 3:07
  11. “Wrong ‘Em Boyo” 3:10
  12. “Death or Glory” 3:55
  13. “Koka Kola” 1:46
  14. “The Card Cheat” 3:51
  15. “Lover’s Rock” 4:01
  16. “Four Horsemen” 2:56
  17. “I’m Not Down” 3:00
  18. “Revolution Rock” 5:37
  19. “Train in Vain” 3:09

Joe Strummer – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
Mick Jones – lead guitar, piano, harmonica, backing and lead vocals
Paul Simonon – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on “The Guns of Brixton”
Topper Headon – drums, percussion
Mickey Gallagher – organ
Ray Bevis – tenor saxophone
John Earle – tenor and baritone saxophone
Chris Gower – trombone
Dick Hanson – trumpet, flugelhorn

Tuesday 1/18/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Gwen Stefani – Love.Angel.Music.Baby. (2004)

Love. Angel. Music. Baby. is the debut solo studio album by American singer Gwen Stefani. It was released on November 12, 2004, by Interscope Records. Stefani, who had previously released five studio albums as lead singer of the rock band No Doubt, began recording solo material in early 2003. She began working on Love. Angel. Music. Baby. as a side project that would become a full album after No Doubt went on hiatus. Stefani co-wrote every song on the album, collaborating with various songwriters and producers including André 3000, Dallas Austin, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the Neptunes and Linda Perry. The album also features guest appearances by Eve and André 3000.

Designed to sound like a 1980s dance record, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. was influenced by artists and bands such as the Cure, Lisa Lisa, New Order, Prince, Depeche Mode and Madonna. The album incorporates a diverse range of genres, including electropop, dance-rock, new wave, R&B, hip hop, soul, and disco, while lyrically, it explores themes of fashion, wealth and relationships. Promotion of the album included the release of six commercially successful singles and the North American Harajuku Lovers Tour. While promoting, Stefani was often accompanied by backup dancers called the Harajuku Girls.

Love. Angel. Music. Baby. was met with generally positive reviews from music critics, and received a total of six Grammy Award nominations, including Album of the Year, during the 2006 ceremony. It debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200, selling 309,000 copies in its first week, eventually peaking at number five. The album has received multi-platinum sales certifications in several countries and has sold over seven million copies worldwide.

  1. “What You Waiting For?” 3:41
  2. “Rich Girl” (featuring Eve) 3:56
  3. “Hollaback Girl” 3:19
  4. “Cool” 3:09
  5. “Bubble Pop Electric” (featuring Johnny Vulture) 3:42
  6. “Luxurious” 4:24
  7. “Harajuku Girls” 4:51
  8. “Crash” 4:06
  9. “The Real Thing” 4:12
  10. “Serious” 4:48
  11. “Danger Zone” 3:37
  12. “Long Way to Go” (with André 3000) 4:34
  13. “The Real Thing” (Slow Jam Mix) 3:35

Gwen Stefani – vocals
Samuel Littlemore – programming (track 1)
Linda Perry – guitar, keyboards (track 1)
Rusty Anderson – additional guitar (track 1)
Mimi (Audia) Parker – background vocals (track 1)

Eve – vocals (track 2)
Mike Elizondo – keyboards, guitar (track 2)
Mark Batson – keyboards, keyboard bass (track 2)
Rick Sheppard – MIDI (tracks 4, 11)
Jason Lader – programming (tracks 4, 6, 9, 11)
Tony Reyes – Line 6 guitar, bass guitar (tracks 4, 11)
Dallas Austin – drums, keyboards (tracks 4, 11)
André 3000 – vocals, keyboards (tracks 5, 12); programming, guitar (track 5)

Tony Kanal – programming, keyboards, synthesizers (tracks 6, 8, 10)
Chipz – programming (track 6)
Aidan Love – programming (tracks 6, 9, 11)
Simon Gogerly – programming (track 6)
Sheldon Conrich – keyboards (track 6)
GMR – French spoken word (track 6)
Lee Groves – mix programming (tracks 6, 8–10); keyboards (tracks 8–10)
James “Big Jim” Wright – keyboards (track 7)
Jimmy Jam – bass (track 7)

IZ – drums, percussion (track 7)
Bobby Ross Avila – guitar, keyboards (track 7)
Zoey – background vocals (track 7)
Naomi Martin – background vocals (track 7)
Wendy Melvoin – guitar (track 9)
Lisa Coleman – keyboards (track 9)
Peter Hook – bass (track 9)
Greg Collins – electric guitar, slide guitar (track 9)
Bernard Sumner – background vocals (track 9)
Aaron Mills – bass (track 12)
Kevin Kendricks – keyboards, piano (track 12)
CutMaster Swiff – cuts (track 12)

Monday 1/17/22 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Kid Rock

Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known professionally as Kid Rock (also known as Bobby Shazam), is an American singer, songwriter and rapper. His style alternates between rock, hip hop, country, and heavy metal. A self-taught musician, he plays every instrument in his backing band and has overseen production on all but two of his albums.

Kid Rock started his music career as a rapper and DJ, releasing his debut album Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast (1990) on Jive Records. His subsequent independent releases The Polyfuze Method (1993) and Early Mornin’ Stoned Pimp (1996) saw him developing a more distinctive style, which was fully realized on his breakthrough album Devil Without a Cause (1998), which sold 14 million copies. This album and its follow-up, Cocky (2001), were noted for blending elements of hip hop, country, rock and heavy metal. His most successful single from that period, “Cowboy” (1999), is considered a pioneering song in the country rap genre.[3] His best-selling singles overall are “Picture” (2002) and “All Summer Long” (2008). Starting with his 2007 album Rock n Roll Jesus, his musical output has tended to be in the country and rock styles.

Monday 1/17/22 10am ET: Artist Countdown: Ronnie Milsap Top 30 Hits

Ronnie Lee Milsap (born Ronald Lee Millsaps; January 16, 1943) is an American country music singer and pianist. He was one of country music’s most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s. He became one of the most successful and versatile country “crossover” singers of his time, appealing to both country and pop music markets with hit songs that incorporated pop, R&B, and rock and roll elements. His biggest crossover hits include “It Was Almost Like a Song”, “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World”, “Any Day Now”, and “Stranger in My House”. He is credited with six Grammy Awards and 35 number-one country hits, third to George Strait and Conway Twitty. He was selected for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

In October 2018, Billboard announced that Milsap would release a duets album, titled Ronnie Milsap: The Duets in January 2019. The album was released on January 18, 2019.

Milsap’s son, Ronald Todd Milsap, was found dead on February 23, 2019, on his houseboat. Ronald Todd’s son, who had not heard from his father for the past two days, found the body. Ronald Todd was 49.

Joyce Reeves Milsap, wife, died on Sept. 6, 2021 She was 81.

Monday 1/17/22 1am ET: Feature LP: Atlantic Starr – As The Band Turns (1985)

As the Band Turns is the sixth album by R&B band Atlantic Starr, released April 15, 1985. Following the departure of initial lead singer Sharon Bryant, As The Band sees the introduction of new vocalist Barbara Weathers. This proved to be one of the band’s more successful releases, yielding several R&B hits, such as “Freak-A-Ristic,” “If Your Heart Isn’t In It” (written by former Average White Band vocalist Hamish Stuart), and the smash quiet storm anthem “Secret Lovers.” This would be the band’s last release for A&M Records after a memorable, although inconsistent, run of hits throughout the early 80’s.

“Freak-A-Ristic” 4:05
“Cool, Calm, Collected” 4:04
“One Love” 3:52
“In the Heat of Passion” 4:38
“If Your Heart Isn’t In It” 4:02
“Silver Shadow” 4:53
“Let’s Start It Over” 5:33
“Secret Lovers” 5:30
“Thank You” 4:29

Barbara Weathers – lead vocals (5, 6, 8), backing vocals (6, 7, 8)
David Lewis – guitars (1-4, 6-9), drum programming (1, 6, 8, 9), backing vocals (1, 2, 4-9), arrangements (1, 3, 6), lead vocals (2, 3, 4, 8, 9)
Wayne Lewis – keyboards (1, 3-9), lead vocals (1, 5, 7), backing vocals (1, 2), arrangements (1, 3, 4, 6)

Jonathan Lewis – keyboards, trombone
Joseph Phillips – percussion
Atlantic Starr – arrangements (4)
John Barnes – keyboards (1, 3, 9)
Bill Bottrell – keyboards (1), keyboard programming (1)
Derek Nakamoto – keyboard programming (1, 3)
William “Dr. Z” Zimmerman – keyboards (1, 7)
Joey Gallo – keyboards (2, 4, 7), arrangements (2, 7)
William Shelby – keyboards (4)
Calvin Harris – keyboard programming (5)
Rex Salas – keyboards (5)
Craig Harris – synthesizer string programming (6, 8)
David Cochrane – guitars (4, 9), saxophone solo (5)
Barry “Sonjohn” Johnson – bass guitar (5, 9)

Wardell Potts, Jr. – drums (2, 4, 7), percussion (2, 4, 7), arrangements (2, 4, 7)
Derek Organ – drums (5)
Paulinho Da Costa – percussion (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Damon Rentie – saxophone ending (5)
Gene Page – horn arrangements (3), string arrangements (3, 5)
Hamish Stuart – arrangements (5)
Clare Fischer – synthesizer string arrangements and performance (6, 8), string and horn arrangements (9)
Dana Meyers – backing vocals (4)
Darryl Phinnessee – backing vocals (5)
Phyllis St. James – backing vocals (5)
Krystal Davis – backing vocals (9)
Fonzi Thornton – backing vocals (9)

Monday 1/17/22 12am ET: Feature LP: Midnight Star – No Parking On The Dance Floor (1983)

No Parking on the Dance Floor is an album by American vocal band Midnight Star, released on June 6, 1983. The album contains the singles “Freak-A-Zoid”, “Wet My Whistle”, “Electricity” and “No Parking (On the Dance Floor)”, as well as the seminal quiet storm anthem, “Slow Jam”. Of all of the group’s albums, it is their most successful, in which it achieved the highest chart placings on the U.S. Billboard 200 and R&B albums charts, as well as in New Zealand, where it peaked at No. 30.

“Electricity” 6:58
“Night Rider” 4:40
“Feels So Good” 4:23

Wet My Whistle” 5:06
No Parking (On the Dance Floor) 4:27
Freak-A-Zoid” 8:06
“Slow Jam” 4:17
“Playmates” 4:10

In Memoriam: Jon Lind (1948 – 2022)

Jonathan G. Lind (1948 – January 15, 2022), professionally known as Jon Lind, was an American songwriter and performer.

Lind, was raised in New York City. He studied classical guitar at the Mannes College of Music. His first break was in the 1970s where he worked with Bob Cavallo. At this period he met producer and visionary Maurice White who recorded his songs with Ramsey Lewis and Earth, Wind and Fire. He was also a member of the band Howdy Moon and The Fifth Avenue Band. He has written songs for soulful artists such as The Emotions, Jennifer Holliday, D.J. Rogers, Atlantic Starr and Ramsey Lewis. In 1984, Lind signed with Warner Brothers. He was a Senior Vice President of A&R at Hollywood Records. Lind died from cancer on January 15, 2022, at the age of 73.