On “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we’ll be hearing from: Teddy Pendergrass, the Stylistics, George Benson, Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, the Elgins, 8th Day, the Delegation, Al Green, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and Billy Davis, Jr. “live in concert” plus more from Ben E. King, with material I could not get in from last week’s tribute, and yes Sparkie Martin, you’ll hear the “Soul Clan” and of course, many others. Wow, a lot on the plate today. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, following the encore performance of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time.
Next Saturday, a tribute to B.B. King. Because B.B.’s passing occurred late Thursday night, and I heard the news with the rest of us yesterday morning, there of course was no time to prepare a fitting tribute to such an American musical hero and icon, therefore that will happen next Saturday. I met B.B. King once many years ago and stated to him that aside from loving his music for most of my life, that we shared something in common, he asked what that was, and I was proud to say that we both worked in Memphis at WDIA, and we talked about people there like Nat D. Williams, A.C. “Moohah” Williams, Ford Nelson, Theo “Bless My Bones” Wade and of course the “Mouth Of The South,” “The Big Bad Dog,” Rufus Thomas and the former owner of the radio station, Bert Ferguson, all people that B.B. and I both knew and worked with. He laughed that big B.B. King laugh and stated that we were now permanently joined as brothers of the microphone. Be sure to listen next week. But as for now, I’ll be looking to see you this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.