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

Tonight, Monday, at 10pm on the LP Lounge we bring needle drops, on 3 great women of music. Dottie West, Dionne Warwick and Judy Collins.  We’ve taken the original surround sound vinyl pressings (CD-4 they used to call it) – run them through a decoder (more properly, a demodulator) to extract the 4 discrete channels of sound – then (since we can’t play discrete 4 channel sound) we have encoded all three to be compatible with most home theater systems (QS, RM, Dolby pro logic) – are playing them in surround sound for you – AND – you don’t even need 4 ears (though it wouldn’t hurt, and it would be easier to keep your glasses from sliding off)!

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

On the Border is the third studio album by American rock group the Eagles, released in 1974. Apart from two songs produced by Glyn Johns, it was produced by Bill Szymczyk because the group wanted a more rock‑oriented sound instead of the country-rock feel of the first two albums. It is the first Eagles album to feature guitarist Don Felder. On the Border reached number 17 on the Billboard album chart and has sold two million copies.

Three singles were released from the album: “Already Gone”, “James Dean” and “Best of My Love”. The singles peaked at numbers 32, 77 and 1 respectively. “Best of My Love” became the band’s first of five chart toppers. The album also includes “My Man”, Bernie Leadon’s tribute to his deceased friend Gram Parsons. Leadon and Parsons had played together in the pioneer country rock band Flying Burrito Brothers, before Leadon joined the Eagles.

This is the first album by the Eagles to be released in Quadraphonic surround sound. It was released on Quadraphonic 8-track tape and CD-4 LP. A hidden message carved into the run out groove of some vinyl LPs reads: “He who hesitates is lunch”. – Wikipedia

One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the Eagles, released in 1975. The record would become the Eagles’ first number one album on Billboard’s album chart in July that year, and yielded three Top 10 singles, “One of These Nights”, “Lyin’ Eyes” and “Take It to the Limit”. Its title song is the group’s second number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold four million copies and was nominated for Grammy Album of the Year. A single from the album, “Lyin’ Eyes”, was also nominated for Record of the Year, and won the Eagles’ first Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

One of These Nights is the last Eagles album to feature guitarist Bernie Leadon, who left the band after the One Of These Nights tour and was replaced by Joe Walsh. The seventh track, “Visions”, is the only Eagles song on which lead guitarist Don Felder sang the lead vocals, despite his desire to write and sing more songs. The album was the band’s commercial breakthrough, transforming them into international superstars. They went on a worldwide tour to promote the album. – Wikipedia

Monday 10pm: LP Lounge with Willie B

Unborn Child is the sixth studio album by American pop/folk duo Seals and Crofts. It included two low-charting singles, the title track (which reached #66) and “The King of Nothing”, which reached #60.

The project originated when Lana Bogan, wife of recording engineer Joseph Bogan, watched a TV documentary on abortion and she was inspired to write a poem from the perspective of the terminated fetus.

According to Dash Crofts, Warner Bros. tried to warn them not to release the album, because the subject of abortion was highly controversial, but neither Seals nor Crofts cared about the money, because they were doing the record to save lives while Warners was in the business to make money. Furthermore, the duo insisted that the song’s message was to not take life too lightly, but rather to consider it before even carrying out the procedure of abortion.

Despite Warners’ warnings, the album was released in February 1974 and the label’s worst fears came true: the title track was deemed controversial at the time because of its pro-life stance and as a result, Unborn Child hurt the duo’s popularity and it was criticized by music critics. According to Bill de Young, the duo crossed the thin line that separated their music from the Baha’i faith, a religion that disapproves of abortion, and abortion-rights advocates boycotted the album and the duo’s concerts. – Wikipedia

‘ll Play For You is Seals & Crofts’ seventh studio album. The title cut reached #18 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the Adult Contemporary charts in the summer of 1975. It was equally successful in Canada (Pop #28, AC #2). It also charted in New Zealand (#30). “Castles in the Sand” also charted in both nations, peaking at #21 U.S. AC. – Wikipedia

 

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