Dr. Smooth’s Flashback #16: Radio & Records Jazz Radio National Airplay album chart of June 18, 1982

Spend an hour remembering some of the most popular jazz of 1982 as listed on the Jazz Radio National Airplay chart in the June 18, 1982 issue of Radio & Records magazine.

The jazz chart had premiered in the May 21, 1982 issue:rrjazzz

Playlist:


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#29: “Common Ground” by Judy Roberts, from the #29 album of the week, Nights in Brazil. Written by Ivan Lins, John Guth, Michael Holmes, and Paul Winter; produced by Judy Roberts and Andy Waterman. The album spent 5 weeks on the R&R chart, peaking at #16: this would be its last week on the chart, having first charted when the chart premiered on May 21.

  • Judy Roberts – Vocals, keyboards
  • Neal Saroka – Guitar
  • David Derge – Drums, percussion
  • Michael Fiorino – Bass

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#24: “On Second Thought” by Nightwind, from the #24 album of the week, A Casual Romance. Written by Jeff Hull; produced by Charles Black, Jeff Hull, Peter Lewis, and Bill Stilfield. Debuting on this week’s chart, the album would eventually spend 10 weeks on the R&R jazz chart, peaking at #15 on July 2.

  • Charles Black – Reeds, percussion
  • Jeff Hull – Drums
  • Barry Coates – Guitars
  • Rich Eames – Keyboards
  • Steve Anderson – Bass
  • John Mandel – Percussion, mallets

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#21: “Love Duet” by Michael Franks, from the #21 album of the week, Objects of Desire. Written by Michael Franks; produced by Michael Colina and Ray Bardani. The album spent 7 weeks on the R&R chart, peaking at #14 on the May 21 chart.

  • Michael Franks, Renee Diggs – Vocals
  • Francisco Centeno – Bass
  • Harvey Mason – Drums
  • Hugh McCracken – Guitar
  • Rob Mounsey, Michael Colina – Keyboards
  • Victor Feldman, Ray Bardani – Percussion
  • David Sanborn – Saxophone

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#20: “East River Drive” by Grover Washington, Jr. from the #20 album, Come Morning. Written by Grover Washington, Jr.; produced by Grover Washington, Jr. and Ralph MacDonald. The album spent 6 weeks on the R&R chart, peaking at #10 on the May 21 chart.

  • Grover Washington, Jr. – Saxophone
  • Ralph MacDonald – Percussion
  • Steve Gadd – Drums
  • Marcus Miller – Bass
  • Richard Tee – Fender Rhodes
  • Eric Gale – Guitar
  • Paul Griffin – Synthesizer

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#15: “Margarita” by Herb Alpert from the #15 album, Fandango. Written by Juan Carlos Calderón; produced by José Quintana and Herb Alpert. The album spent 21 weeks on the R&R jazz chart, peaking at #12 on July 2.

  • Herb Alpert – Trumpet
  • José Quintana – Backing vocals
  • Victor Ruiz Pazos – Bass
  • Carlos Vega – Drums
  • Miguel Peña – Guitar
  • Bill Cuomo – Keyboards
  • Paulinho DaCosta – Percussion

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#13: “Paradise” by Herbie Hancock from the #13 album, Lite Me Up. Written by Herbie Hancock, Jay Graydon, David Foster, and Bill Champlin; produced by Jay Graydon. The album spent 14 weeks on the R&R jazz chart, peaking at #4 on July 2.

  • Herbie Hancock – Vocals, keyboards
  • Jay Graydon – Guitar
  • Jeff Porcaro – Drums
  • Abe Laboriel – Bass
  • David Foster – Acoustic piano
  • Bill Champlin, Richard Page, Venette Gloud – Background vocals

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#11: “Birdland” by Freddie Hubbard from the #11 album, Ride Like the Wind. Written by Joe Zawinul; produced by Jeffrey Weber. The album spent 8 weeks on the R&R jazz chart, peaking here at #11.

  • Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet
  • Bill Maxwell – Drums
  • Joe Porcaro – Percussion
  • Abe Laboriel – Bass
  • Bill Mays – Keyboards
  • Dan Ferguson – Guitars
  • Chuck Findley, Gary Grant – Trumpets
  • Vince Derosa – French Horn
  • Bill Waltrous – Trombone
  • Bud Shank, Bill Perkins, Bob Tricarico – Saxophones

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#7: “Forget Me Nots” by Patrice Rushen from the #7 album, Straight from the Heart. Written by Patrice Rushen, Teri McFadden, and Freddie Washington; produced by Charles Mims Jr. and Patrice Rushen. The album spent 12 weeks on the R&R jazz chart, peaking at #4 on the premiere chart of May 21.

  • Patrice Rushen – Vocals, keyboards
  • Ollie E. Brown – Drums
  • Freddie Washington – Bass
  • Gerald Albright – Saxophone
  • Roy Galloway – Backing vocals

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#5: “San Juan Sunset” by Lee Ritenour from the #5 album, Rio. Written by Eumir Deodato; produced by Lee Ritenour. The album spent 9 weeks on the R&R jazz chart, peaking here at #5.

  • Lee Ritenour – Guitar
  • Dave Grusin – Keyboards
  • Marcus Miller – Bass
  • Buddy Williams – Drums
  • Jeff Mironov – Rhythm Guitar
  • Rubens Bassini – Percussion

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#4: “Soaring” by Dan Siegel from the #4 album, Dan Siegel. Written and produced by Dan Siegel. The album spent 14 weeks on the R&R jazz chart, peaking here at #4.

  • Dan Siegel – Keyboards
  • Rob Thomas – Bass
  • Moyes Lucas, Jr. – Drums
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – Guitar
  • Lenny Castro – Percussion
  • Mark Hatch – Flugelhorn

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#2: “Hollywood” by Maynard Ferguson from the #2 album, Hollywood. Written and produced by Stanley Clarke. The album spent 16 weeks on the R&R jazz chart, peaking here at #2.

  • Maynard Ferguson – Trumpet
  • Nathan East – Bass
  • Ndugu Chancler – Drums
  • Stanley Clarke – Acoustic Piano
  • Todd Cochran – Keyboards
  • Alex Acuna – Percussion
  • David Sanborn – Saxophone solos
  • Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley, Gary Grant, Larry Hall – Trumpets
  • Charlie Loper, Lew McCreary, Bill Reichenbach – Trombones
  • Jim Horn, Larry Williams, Gary Herbig, Kim Hutchcroft – Saxophones

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#1: “Eighteen” by Pat Metheny Group from the #1 album, Offramp.  Written by Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, and Nan Vaconcelos; produced by Manfred Eicher. The album spent 27 weeks on the R&R jazz chart, spending 10 consecutive weeks in the #1 position.

  • Pat Metheny – Guitars, guitar synthesizers
  • Lyle Mays – Keyboards
  • Steve Rodby – Bass
  • Dan Gottlieb – Drums
  • Nana Vasconcelos – Percussion, voice

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