Saturday, December 29, 2007

EPISODE53 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy


There really isn't another male artist that has been quite as influential in the Miami dance and Latin freestyle movement as Stevie B. This week we talked about the singer/songwriter and played his classic hits "Dreamin Of Love," "Spring Love" and "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" from his 2005 release, The Greatest Hits, on SPG Music. We also talked a little about what he's been up to recently (tours with several other freestyle artists that include Timmy T, the Covergirls and many others.) We also mentioned the new "Spring Love 2007" featuring Pitbull and his latest single, "Running For Miles," which you can hear at his MySpace page.


Stevie B - The Greatest HitsStevie B
"Dreamin' Of Love" (mp3)
from "Stevie B - The Greatest Hits"
(SPG Music)

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Stevie B - The Greatest HitsStevie B
"Spring Love" (mp3)
from "Stevie B - The Greatest Hits"
(SPG Music)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Napster
More On This Album



Stevie B - The Greatest HitsStevie B
"Because I Love You" (mp3)
from "Stevie B - The Greatest Hits"
(SPG Music)

Buy at iTunes Music Store
Buy at Napster
More On This Album



Saturday, December 22, 2007

EPISODE52 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy


This was a pretty busy week as we paid tribute to a fallen artist as well as hold our first annual Christmas episode.

The news of Dan Fogelberg's passing hit us hard at 80's Music Central. It's hard not to get misty-eyed when listening to some of his hits ("Leader Of The Band," "Same Old Lang Syne" or "Longer") but hearing of his death added a lump to our throats. So we featured a montage of his hits from the 1980s (oddly missing "Language Of Love" which is a personal favorite of mine.)

The votes came in for our special Christmas episode (which happens to fall on our 1 year anniversary.) The top 3 favorite holiday hit (of the 80s) voted for by you were:

  1. Billy Squier's "Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You"
  2. The Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping"
  3. John Mellencamp's "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"

Happy Holidays from our staff




Saturday, December 15, 2007

EPISODE51 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy


This was a good week for us to talk about one of country music's biggest heavy-hitters, Garth Brooks. Not many people would lump him in as an 80's artist but is is deserving as his self-titled debut album came out just in time. So, this week we showcased the early track "Not Counting You" which was a very successful single (it was a #2 hit but you don't hear anything about it anymore... heck, it didn't even make it on any of his 'best of' albums.) Speaking of 'best of' releases, we also featured his new recording of the hit "Workin' For A Livin'" featuring Huey Lewis from his recent Ultimate Hits release. It's always great to have a new song that features two musicians that have left a lasting impression on the pop psyche.

We also continued to take votes for our Christmas show.



Tuesday, December 11, 2007

EPISODE50 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy


This week we featured tracks ("Welcome To The Machine" and "Heaven On Their Minds") from Queensryche's new studio album, Take Cover. I don't know if Martin is biggest fan of the band but found he really enjoyed a few of the tracks on the album. Should be interesting to hear the new album they will release next year.

We also took a call from someone that was looking for information on what Joan Jett and Nitzer Ebb have been up to lately. Jett has been touring behind her latest album, Sinner, and Nitzer Ebb allowed a new song, "Payroll (John O Mix)," to be released on the Saw IV soundtrack following the release of the Body Of Work collection (expect more new stuff from them soon.) We will also keep taking your Christmas song votes (in the chat room, via email and calls.)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

EPISODE49 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy



We paid our respects to Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot this week and reminisce with samples of some of our favorite vocal performances just before we got to our featured artist.

Deborah Harry's new studio album, Necessary Evil, is quite astounding. It can only be said that she continues to redefine herself on each solo album. We featured the songs "Love With A Vengeance" and "Dirty And Deep" from the album to show just how varied the topics and delivery are on this disc. Go pick it up! We also continued our quest for the top 3 Christmas songs to be aired on Dec. 22nd.