Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

June 3, 2019
Editor In Chief

War Child is the seventh studio album by Jethro Tull, released in October 1974. It was released almost a year and a half after the release of A Passion Play. The turmoil over criticism of the previous album surrounded the production of War Child, which obliged the band to do press conferences and explain their plans for the future.

1. “War Child” 4:35
2. “Queen and Country” 3:00
3. “Ladies” 3:17
4. “Back-Door Angels” 5:30
5. “Sealion” 3:37
6. “Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day” 4:09
7. “Bungle in the Jungle” 3:35
8. “Only Solitaire” 1:38
9. “The Third Hoorah” 4:49
10. “Two Fingers” 5:11

Aqualung is the fourth studio album by the rock band Jethro Tull, released in 1971. It is regarded, despite the band’s disagreement, as a concept album featuring a central theme of “the distinction between religion and God”. The album’s “dour musings on faith and religion” have marked it as “one of the most cerebral albums ever to reach millions of rock listeners”. Aqualung’s success signalled a turning point in the band’s career, which went on to become a major radio and touring act.

Recorded at Island Records’ studio in London, it was their first album with John Evan as a full-time member, their first with new bassist Jeffrey Hammond, and last album featuring Clive Bunker on drums. Something of a departure from the band’s previous work, the album features more acoustic material than previous releases; and—inspired by photographs of homeless people on the Thames Embankment taken by singer Ian Anderson’s wife Jennie—contains a number of recurring themes, addressing religion along with Anderson’s own personal experiences.

Aqualung has sold more than seven million units worldwide, and is thus Jethro Tull’s best-selling album. The album was generally well-received critically and has been included on several music magazine best-of lists. The album spawned two singles, “Hymn 43” and “Locomotive Breath”.

1. “Aqualung” 6:34
2. “Cross-Eyed Mary” 4:06
3. “Cheap Day Return” 1:21
4. “Mother Goose” 3:51
5. “Wond’ring Aloud” 1:53
6. “Up to Me” 3:15

1. “My God” 7:08
2. “Hymn 43” 3:14
3. “Slipstream” 1:13
4. “Locomotive Breath” 4:23
5. “Wind-Up” 6:01

Sunday 9am: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B Special

June 2, 2019
Editor In Chief

This past week the third NYC rock radio station found the lord, so this Sunday the Vinyl Resting Place pays tribute to WMCA, WWDJ and WPLJ with music and airchecks from all three.

The Rock & Roll history of WWDJ began on Monday, May 17th of 1971 when WJRZ, a country station, became WWDJ – Top 40 – a format that would be it’s cornerstone for the nearly three years of it’s existence. But an AM station with a poor signal just couldn’t compete in a world where music was going to FM (Where there was no static at all) – so with the playing of Suite Judy Blue-Eyes, WWDJ Top40 rode off into radio history and became a religious station on April 1, 1974.

I guess the most famous of the rock turn religious was WMCA A Top 40 outlet featuring a lineup of disc jockeys known as the “Good Guys”. It is credited with having been the first New York radio station to broadcast a recording by the Beatles. In 1960, WMCA began promoting itself by stressing its on-air personalities, the Good Guys. Led by program director Ruth Meyer, the first woman to hold the position in New York City radio, and with pop radio still recovering from the Payola scandal and trying to distance itself from poor old Alan Freed, this was the era of the high-profile Top 40 disc jockey with an exuberant personalities (read that loud and NYC/abrasive). With the advent of the Good Guys format, WMCA became more “on top” of new music and started to become known for “playing the hits”. WABC AM (the amplitude modulated sister station of the future WPLJ) countered with “The All Americans”.

Now this week a third NY rock radio station turns to the lord – WPLJ. In February of 1971, WABC-FM became WPLJ-FM. By this time, the schedule included J.J. Jackson, Tony Pigg and Mike Turner and by August of 1971, the free-form format that had been the hallmark of ABC-FM was history as the station became “Rock In Stereo” with a minimum of talk, and music that comprised only the biggest album hits. Just before the change, the station hired Zacherley from WNEW-FM for nights. Later in the 1970s personalities including Jim Kerr & Pat St. John were on board. The station became WWPR in December of 1987, but in late December of 1988 it switched back to the WPLJ call letters. Kerr would continue in morning drive until the Spring of ’89, but most of the other DJ’s who had been around since the AOR (Album Oriented Rock) days would be gone by 1985. In the 90’s the station rotated between various Adult Contemporary formats. In mid-2007, Disney, which acquired the station when it bought Capital Cities in 1996 (Capital Cities had purchased ABC Broadcasting in 1985), sold the station to Citadel Broadcasting. In the Fall of 2011, Citadel merged with Cumulus Broadcasting and the path toward the end of NYC rock radio was being paved.

So Be with us at 9 (AM or PM) NYC time, This Sunday for a look back at NYC rock and roll radio (before it was saved) == Willie B

Sunday on RadioMaxMusic / Classic Countdown Channel

June 2, 2019
Editor In Chief

12:00 AM ET – SATURDAY NIGHT ROCK SHOW
06:00 AM ET – BRIT ROCK WITH DOMINIC FORBES (ENCORE)
09:00 AM ET – VINYL RESTING PLACE WITH WILLIE B
12:00 PM ET – THAT THING WITH RICH APPEL
03:00 PM ET – DAN SWEENEY’S ONE HIT WONDERS
05:00 PM ET – GREAT SOUL PERFORMANCES WITH BOBBY JAY (ENCORE)
07:00 PM ET – GREAT SOUL PERFORMANCES 2: THE 80’S WITH BOBBY JAY (ENCORE)
09:00 PM ET – VINYL RESTING PLACE WITH WILLIE B (ENCORE)

 

02:00 AM ET – CLASSIC COUNTDOWN JUNE 1, 1974 WITH RON KOVACS
06:00 AM ET – CLASSIC COUNTDOWN JUNE 2, 1979 WITH RON KOVACS
10:00 AM ET – CLASSIC COUNTDOWN JUNE 1, 1991 WITH RON KOVACS
02:00 PM ET – TOP 50 COUNTRY HITS OF 1995 WITH RON KOVACS
06:00 PM ET – CLASSIC COUNTDOWN JUNE 2, 1979 WITH RON KOVACS
10:00 PM ET – EURO CHART SHOW JUNE 2, 2012 WITH DAVE GRAHAM
11:00 PM ET – EURO CHART SHOW JUNE 2, 2014 WITH RON KOVACS

 

 

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

May 20, 2019
Editor In Chief

Two albums featured this evening.   Santana’s Abraxas and Steely Dan’s Can’t Buy A Thrill.

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B Featuring Janis Joplin

February 11, 2019
Editor In Chief

Tonight @ 10pm on RadioMaxMusic.com it is another episode of The LP Lounge. What we’ve done is, rather than a true needle drop, we’ve used the unreleased Q4 reels, encoded them for QS and are playing both, in their entirety. Personally I prefer the resulting mixes to the the SACD and SQ releases – but that’s just me – why not listen in, and tell us what you think?

Tuesday 12am: LP Lounge with Willie B Featuring Pink Floyd

February 11, 2019
Editor In Chief

Tonight at 10 – sit back, relax, have a cigar, we’ll supply the Money – you (us and them) just have to Breathe. It’s 3 complete LPs – by Pink Floyd. They feature mixes you won’t find in the digital domain. We’ve taken the liberty of adding bits of the 1973 hit song “Money” in 5 of its key forms – Roger Waters original acoustic “demo”, the original stereo mix, before it was completed – and the actual release version as it appeared on the stereo LP, – later in the show we offer up a mix that was available in Germany, Australia and a few other countries (but not the US) – that one mixed using the SQ quadraphonic system. Finally (well not finally, actually in the middle of the show) we play the full DSOTH LP mixed using the QS system, as available to the Japanese market.

Atom Heart Mother kicks off the show and we wrap with Wish You Were Hear (those two mixed in SQ) – and fear not – I only talk in-between LPs – those we play in their entirety. So it’s Pink Floyd x 3 x 4 – wow!

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

January 28, 2019
Editor In Chief

Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children’s author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 U.S. hits include “Anticipation” (No. 13), “You Belong To Me” (No. 6), “Coming Around Again” (No. 18), and her four Gold certified singles “Jesse” (No. 11), “Mockingbird” (No. 5, a duet with James Taylor), “You’re So Vain” (No. 1), and “Nobody Does It Better” (No. 2) from the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me.

No Secrets is the third studio album by American singer and songwriter Carly Simon, released on November 28, 1972 by Elektra Records. The album was Simon’s commercial breakthrough. It spent five weeks at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and quickly went Gold, as did its lead single, “You’re So Vain”, which remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks, and topping on the Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks. 25 years after its initial release, the album was officially certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 12, 1997. The album is ranked number 997 in All-Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd. edition, 2000).

“The Right Thing to Do” – 2:57
“The Carter Family” – 3:29
“You’re So Vain” – 4:17
“His Friends Are More Than Fond of Robin” – 3:00
“We Have No Secrets” – 3:57
“Embrace Me, You Child” – 4:06
“Waited So Long” – 4:14
“It Was So Easy” – 3:06
“Night Owl” – 3:47
“When You Close Your Eyes” – 3:05

Maria Muldaur (born September 12, 1943) is an American folk and blues singer who was part of the American folk music revival in the early 1960s. She recorded the 1973 hit song “Midnight at the Oasis” and continues to record albums in the folk traditions.

She was the wife of musician Geoff Muldaur and is the mother of singer-songwriter Jenni Muldaur.

Waitress in a Donut Shop, her second album, included a re-recording of “I’m a Woman”, the Leiber and Stoller number first associated with Peggy Lee and a standout feature from her Jug Band days. The title of this album is taken from a line in another song on the album, “Sweetheart”, by Ken Burgan.

1 Squeeze Me 3:24
2 Gringo En Mexico 3:20
3 Cool River 2:53
4 I’m A Woman 4:08
5 Sweetheart 3:06
6 Honey Babe Blues 3:05
7 If You Haven’t Any Hay 2:45
8 Oh Papa 3:19
9 It Ain’t The Meat It’s The Motion 3:01
10 Brickyard Blues 4:32
11 Travelin’ Shoes 2:24

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