gsppicYou won’t believe this, but I was all set to present a nice show for you this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” I was all set to go, when I realized that Mother’s Day is Sunday. So, it was back to the drawing board very quickly, therefore within the hour it’ll be our “Mother’s Day Show.” All songs will be about “Mother” and “Mama.” You’ll hear from Jackie Wilson, Etta James, the Moonglows featuring Marvin Gaye, both B.B. King with Bobby “Blue” Bland & Steven Tyler & Aerosmith “live in concert,” Little Richard, Arthur Prysock, Lou Rawls, Ernie K-Doe and even yours truly with the Laddins, Tom Jones, James Brown, Harry Belafonte, the Clovers, Ruth Brown, Frankie Lymon and bunch more. Coming up at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. To listen again to your heart’s content go to http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsplisten.html. A reminder: On Wednesday, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s, will air part two of our tribute to Prince. So I’ll see you in a few minutes for “Great Soul Performances” here at the home of “The Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com

best-prince-songs-5It’s all Prince on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening. His breathtaking, earth shattering, one of a kind musical genius and talent will be on display, plus, we’ll hear from Prince in his own words about his beginnings, his inspirations and his sense of self. I think you’re gonna enjoy this. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. You’ll want to hear this again, so the link is: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html. I’ll be wearing Purple, I’ll have on my head my “Raspberry Beret” and I’ll drive up in my “Little Red Corvette.” I want to see later for our tribute to Prince on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), known as Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was a musical innovator and known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Prince was born in Minneapolis and developed an interest in music as a young child. He secured a recording contract with Warner Bros. at the age of 18, and released his album For You in 1978. His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three records—Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—continued his success, showcasing Prince’s trademark of prominently sexual lyrics and blending of funk, dance, and rock music. In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as the Revolution and released Purple Rain, which served as the soundtrack to his film debut of the same name and was met with widespread acclaim. After releasing the albums Around the World in a Day (1985) and Parade (1986), The Revolution disbanded and Prince released the double album Sign o’ the Times (1987) as a solo artist. He released three more solo albums before debuting the New Power Generation band in 1991.

In the early 1990s, Prince became embroiled in a contractual battle with Warner Bros. In 1993, he changed his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol Prince (logo.svg), also known as the “Love Symbol”, and soon began releasing new albums at a faster pace to remove himself from contractual obligations to Warner Bros. He released five records between 1994 and 1996 before signing with Arista Records in 1998. In 2000, he began referring to himself as “Prince” again. He released 16 albums after that and his final album, HITnRUN Phase Two, was first released exclusively on the Tidal streaming service on December 11, 2015. Prince died at his Paisley Park recording studio and home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21, 2016, at the age of 57 after suffering from flu-like symptoms for over two weeks.  – Wikipedia

gsppicI think I’ve got a fantastic show on tap for you this evening with “Great Soul Performances.” You’re gonna hear on G.S.P.: Lou Rawls, the Temprees, Marvin Gaye, Jimmy Charles, the Staple Singers, Peaches & Herb, Little Stevie Wonder, Barry White, the Manhattans, the Temptations, my vocal group; the Laddins, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the final installment of my interview with Brook Benton, Freddie Scott; “live in concert,” and many others. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. You’ll want to hear this again, and to do so, all you need is the link, and here it is: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsplisten.html. A reminder to tune into “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on Wednesday at 7PM eastern time, for our tribute to one of the greatest artists and performers of the past 38 years, Prince. You won’t want to miss this expression of our love and grief over the loss of Prince Rogers Nelson. In the mean-time, and the in-between-time, I’ll see you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Dolly PartonToday as mentioned earlier we feature Dolly Parton in a new edition of Vinyl Country USA with Willie B.   This feature airs at 12pm ET and again at 9pm ET today.

We have a recent Dolly Parton interview in its entirety – Click HERE to watch 

Need a viewer?  Click HERE for a variety of files.

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.

Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, and digital downloads during her career have topped 100 million worldwide. She has garnered eight Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 46 Grammy nominations, tying her with Bruce Springsteen for the most Grammy nominations and placing her in tenth place overall.

In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, notably “I Will Always Love You” (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper for Parton, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston). She is also one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards.

As an actress, she starred in films such as 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, and Steel Magnolias.  -Wikipedia