This week Joel Najman’s My Place program celebrates the life in music of composer and lyricist Richard Adler with an hour of his biggest hits and most famous songs from both on the radio and on the Broadway stage. Memorable recordings by Doris Day, Sarah Vaughan, Eddie Fisher and others are among the selections featured.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn passed away at age 70 this past May 13 2012 while on tour in Japan. Duck Dunn during the 1960’s as house band bassist for Memphis’ Stax Record Company was responsible for laying the bedrock for some of the biggest soul-inflected R&B hits of that decade, as well as for numerous hit instrumentals as longtime bassist for Booker T and the MG’s. This week Joel Najman’s My Place program celebrates the life in music of Duck Dunn with an hour of significant early studio recordings on which he played electric bass.
This week Joel Najman’s My Place program celebrates the release of Carol King’s memoir and cd containing original demo recordings of some of her most famous pop music compositions, with an hour of songs written or co-written by her as recorded by the artists that first released them commercially.