Tag: Al Green

Wednesday 7pm ET: Feature Artist – Al Green

Albert Leornes Greene (born April 13, 1946), often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer; he is best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including “Take Me to the River”, “Tired of Being Alone”, “I’m Still in Love with You”, “Love and Happiness”, and his signature song, “Let’s Stay Together”. After an incident in which his girlfriend committed suicide, Green became an ordained pastor and turned to gospel music. He later returned to secular music.

Green was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. He was referred to on the museum’s site as being “one of the most gifted purveyors of soul music”. He has also been referred to as “The Last of the Great Soul Singers”. Green is the winner of 11 Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also received the BMI Icon award and is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient. He was included in the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, ranking at No. 65, as well as its list of the 100 Greatest Singers, at No. 14.

Monday 10pm ET: LP Lounge with Willie B

I’m Still in Love with You is the fifth studio album by the American gospel and soul singer Al Green, released on October 23, 1972, on Hi Records. Recording sessions took place during 1972. The album was produced solely by Willie Mitchell. The album peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200 and number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and produced four singles: “Love and Happiness” which was rated ninety-eight on Rolling Stones’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time as well as “I’m Still in Love with You” and “Look What You Done for Me” which were top five hits on the US Pop Chart. In 2003, the album was ranked number 285 on the 500 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone, and 286 in a 2012 revised list.

1. “I’m Still in Love with You” 3:12
2. “I’m Glad You’re Mine” 2:57
3. “Love and Happiness” 5:07
4. “What a Wonderful Thing Love Is” 3:40
5. “Simply Beautiful” 4:11
6. “Oh, Pretty Woman” 3:23
7. “For the Good Times” 6:27
8. “Look What You Done for Me” 3:05
9. “One of These Good Old Days” 3:24

Call Me is the sixth album by soul singer Al Green. It is widely regarded as Green’s masterpiece, and has been called one of the best soul albums ever made. In 2003 the TV network VH1 named it the 70th greatest album in any genre. Call Me was a Top 10 Billboard Pop Album, and the third #1 Soul Album. In 2003, the album was ranked number 289 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, and 290 in a 2012 revised list. Praised for his emotive singing style, Green here incorporates country influences, covering both Willie Nelson and Hank Williams. This album contained three top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100: “You Ought to Be with Me,” “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” and “Call Me (Come Back Home).”

1. “Call Me (Come Back Home)”  3:03
2. “Have You Been Making Out O.K.” 3:42
3. “Stand Up” 3:25
4. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” 3:10
5. “Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun” 3:09
6. “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” 4:14
7. “Funny How Time Slips Away” 5:33
8. “You Ought to Be with Me” 3:15
9. “Jesus Is Waiting” 5:36

 

 

 

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

We are wrapping up Christmas week, and heading into the new year of 2019 this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” with leftover Christmas songs and other songs of the season, with our “New Year’s Eve” show where you’ll hear from: Lou Rawls, Charles Brown, the Manhattan Transfer, Nat “King” Cole, the Manhattans, Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chuck Jackson, Aaron Neville, the Shirelles, the Glows (aka Joel & the Dymensions featuring Joel Katz, Eugene Pitt and yours truly), the Heartbeats, Darlene Love, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Bobby Darin and so much more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

The holiday festivities continue at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist are: Ray Charles, the Temptations, El DeBarge, the Tune Weavers, Rick James, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, Buster Poindexter, the Whispers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Pointer Sisters, Bono & U2, Ray Parker, Jr., Gerald Alston, Chaka Khan, Al Green, Prince; live in concert and several others.

Don’t forget, if you miss these shows, or want to hear them again, they will be rerun tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern time, following the next segment of the “Disco Top 700 Countdown” at 3PM ET. Our last weekend of 2018 will be a fun one with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on the “Home of the Hits” RadioMaxMusic.Com. Happy New Year!

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

When we get together this evening for “Great Soul Performances” I’ll be saluting the city of Memphis, Tennessee, with many of the artists from Stax and Hi Records. In addition, you’ll hear recollections and the sounds of my former Memphis Radio Station; the Big 1070 Soul, WDIA. On the playlist will be: Booker T. & the MGs, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, Ann Peebles, the Soul Children, Otis Redding, Al Green, Ollie & the Nightingales, Isaac Hayes, the Temprees, the Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor and more. It begins at 7PM ET, then immediately following on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we’ll be presenting music from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Barry White, Madonna, Tone Loc, Jocko Henderson, the Main Ingredient, Yarbrough & Peoples, Ben E. King, New Edition, the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis and several others. I thinks it’s going to be a good evening for music and memories as we spotlight the music of Memphis and the 50,000 watt Soul Giant, WDIA and fabulous 80s sounds on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s,” on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances Special with Bobby Jay

Coming up in about an hour on “Great Soul Performances,” we will salute and pay tribute to the late Chuck Berry. You’ll hear Chuck’s biggest hits plus his comments on his career, and tributes from guitarists like Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. You’ll hear Chuck Berry recorded live with Tina Turner as well as with Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. We’ll also have music from: Al Green, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke; live in concert. It happens at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. We will be Chuck Berry intensive on the first day of Spring on “Great Soul Performances” right here on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

gsppicOn this very cold Monday, I hope I can warm you up later this evening on “Great Soul Performances” with music from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Walter Jackson, Jackie Wilson, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Dramatics, Al Green, the Soul Children, Baby Washington, Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, Joss Stone, Clyde McPhatter, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye (live in concert) and more. We kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. We’re at the home of the “Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s,” with “Great Soul Performances” later on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 7pm ET

gsppicJoin Ron Kovacs filling in for Bobby Jay this week on Great Soul Performances.  Since “TIME” changes took place over the weekend we feature music with “TIME” in the tile from artists:  Rick James, O’Jays, Sam & Dave, Eddie Murphy, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Box Tops, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Marvin Gaye and many many more. . .   It’s all LIVE 7pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

BobbyJayOn “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.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

Brook BentonIs it really Spring? Cloudy and rainy in the south, snow all over the ground in the northeast. It can only get better.

Today on “Great Soul Performances” I’m going to begin something very special for me. I’m presenting; in monthly installments, an interview I did on WCBS-FM in the “Hall of Fame” with the late Brook Benton. Brook was a dear friend to me. I MC’d for him on several occasions and we had planned to record together. We were going to do an album; which Brook was writing and the late Eric Gale was to be guitarist on, that would be a combination singing and spoken word project. Guess what part I was doing. Unfortunately, Brook passed away on April 9, 1988 before we could get into the studio and get it done. I reached down into the archive and pulled out this interview that we did on September 17, 1987 and I’m proud to present it to you starting today and every month throughout the rest of the year.

Brook Benton was such a prolific singer, songwriter, producer and performer, that should not be forgotten. He should be remembered and revered. He’s got great stories to tell. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Also on the program you’ll hear: Al Green, the Chi-Lites, Jackie Moore, Love Unlimited, the Temptations, Curtis Mayfield, the Manhattans, the Four Tops, Louis Williams & the Ovations, the Ramsey Lewis Trio; “live in concert” and more. It jumps off at 7PM EDT, 6PM CDT, 5PM MDT, & 4PM PDT, following an encore of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM EDT. As you see, a full plate today, so join me for the fun on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

max-xmas-1This afternoon, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” presents our first annual “Christmas Show.” Several of Santa’s elves will be here like: Ray Parker, Jr., the Whispers, Run-D.M.C., Al Green, Madonna, Johnny Gil, Jon Bon Jovi, Kurtis Blow, Buster Poindexter, comedy from Bob Rivers and many other 80’s Holiday favorites.  Following will be the encore performance of last night’s “Great Soul Performances” “Christmas Special.” Fantastic artists on board; if you missed it, like: Isaac Hayes, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Nat & Natalie Cole, Denice & Vince Montana, “Tiny Tim” Timothy Wilson, Charles Brown, Larry Darnell, the Supremes, bluesman Roy C, the Jackson 5 and many others. It hits at 7PM ET. In other words, you’ll have four straight hours of holiday music starting at 5PM eastern. How about that? So join me later for all the festivities only on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp @RadioMax

Al Green In ConcertThis evening on “Great Soul Performances,” on the playlist we’ve got: Stevie Wonder, the Joneses, Aretha Franklin, the Manhattans, Natalie Cole, the Marvelettes, Enchantment, Doris Troy, Bloodstone, Peabo Bryson, Al Green (live in concert) plus many more, and because as you know, tonight we turn back our clocks to usher in “standard time” once again, we’ll have a “time” segment, to help you “Turn Back The Hands Of Time.” The “Time” for all of this is 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. So as Jimmy Castor once said on a record I recorded with him, “Don’t Waste The Time.” Join me later for “Great Soul Performances” only on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Artist Countdown: Al Green Top 30 Hits 6p ET @RadioMax

al-greenAlbert Greene (born April 13, 1946), better known as Al Green or Reverend Al Green, is an American singer, best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including “Tired of Being Alone”, “I’m Still In Love With You”, “Love and Happiness” and his signature song, “Let’s Stay Together”.  Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, Green was referred to on the museum’s site as being “one of the most gifted purveyors of soul music”.  He has also been referred to as “The Last of the Great Soul Singers”. Green was included in the Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, ranking at No. 66.  – Wikpedia

1 Let’s Stay Together
2 Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
3 You Ought to Be with Me
4 L-O-V-E (Love)
5 Tired of Being Alone
6 I’m Still in Love with You
7 Look What You Done for Me
8 Put a Little Love in Your Heart (with Annie Lennox)
9 Livin’ for You
10 Call Me (Come Back Home)
11 Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
12 Let’s Get Married
13 Full of Fire
14 Back Up Train
15 Keep Me Cryin’
16 Oh Me, Oh My (Dreams in My Arms)
17 I Can’t Get Next to You
18 Belle
19 Guilty
20 The Message Is Love (with Arthur Baker)
21 I Tried to Tell Myself
22 I Feel Good
23 Take Me To The River
24 Love and Happiness
25 Hot Wire
26 To Sir, with Love 
27 Love Is a Beautiful Thing
28 Right Now, Right Now
29 As Long as We’re Together
30 Let It Shine

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p ET / 00 GMT #gsp @RadioMax

GspRadio2gsp-iPhoneIt’s time, once again, for “Great Soul Performances.” On the broadcast are the Emotions, Little Willie John, Al Green, the Tams, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Sylvia, the O’Jays, Boys II Men, Jimmy Castor and King Curtis “live in concert” plus many others. We get underway at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT with encore performances on Monday at 10PM and Wednesday at 12 Noon; both times are eastern time. Also heads-up for “Great Soul Performances 2, the 80’s airing on Wednesday at 10PM, Friday at 12 Noon, Saturday at 5PM & Sunday at 7PM all times are eastern. Check it out; “G.S.P. 2 the 80’s” and join me this evening for “G.S.P.” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

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Join Bobby Jay for another “Great Soul Performances.” On the program this evening we’ll be entertained by Al Green, Ruby & the Romantics, the Esquires, Timothy Wilson, Boyz II Men, Gregory Abbott, “Little” Stevie Wonder, Love Unlimited, Michael McDonald in concert and the second installment of “The Motown Story.” The show begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.com, the Best Music On The Internet!