Anita Denise Baker (born January 26, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which included the Grammy-winning single “Sweet Love”. She is regarded as one of the most popular singers of soulful romantic ballads during the height of the quiet storm period of contemporary R&B in the 1980s. As of 2017, Baker has won eight Grammy Awards and has five platinum albums and one gold album. Her vocal range is contralto.
We give thanks this evening on “Great Soul Performances” since Thanksgiving Day is coming up on Thursday. All of our songs will be about “Thanks,” “Thankful,” “Thank You,” and “Thanksgiving.” Plus, since Thanksgiving is about eating, I’ll be playing music about food and desserts.
On the playlist are: The Supremes, Ray Charles & James Taylor, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Dickie Harmon & the Autumns, Sly & the Family Stone, Brook Benton, Nat “King” Cole, the Vince Guaraldi Trio, Jerry Butler, Destiny’s Child, Boyz II Men, John Lithgow, the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Angels, Sam & Dave, Adam Sandler and more.
The music starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. We will continue playing songs of “Thanks” on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” with music by: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Prince, Anita Baker, George Benson, Diana Ross, Stacy Lattisaw, Grandmaster Flash, Richard “Dimples” Fields, D Train, David Peaston, the Bar-Kays, Al B. Sure! and several others. “G.S.P. 2” begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.
Reminder: encore time for both shows commences at 5PM eastern, tomorrow Sunday. You’re gonna have big fun with me this evening when get together on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Don’t forget the cranberry sauce.
This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from: Anita Baker, Hooters, Bangles, Rolling Stones, Genesis, Danny Wilson, Gordon Lightfoot, Huey Lewis and The News, Jacksons, Warren Zevon, Sheena Easton and much more. . .
On this Memorial Day Weekend when we remember and pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, “Great Soul Performances” will present an array of great talent to get you motivated on this “unofficial” start of the summer season.
You’ll hear: The Four Tops, the Main Ingredient, Barbara Mason, the Clovers, Bloodstone, Sam Cooke, the Sylvers, Etta James, Harvey Fuqua & the Spinners, Foster Sylvers, Billy Stewart, the 5 Royales, Little Willie John, the Laddins, Lou Rawls, the Embers, the Magnificent Men; live in concert from the Uptown Theatre in Philadelphia and so many others.
It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Immediately following at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where on the playlist will be: Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, New Edition with Little Anthony Gourdine, the Ad-Libs, Whitney Houston, the Manhattans, Freddie Jackson, Johnnie Taylor, Anita Baker, Gene Chandler and more. It’s all good, and I think you’ll have a good time, so join me later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Coming after the holiday weekend we will present the Dells special. Stay tuned for details!!
In the words of the Jamies, “It’s Summertime, Summertime, Sum-Sum-Summertime!” At 6:07 AM eastern time this past Thursday, Summer 2018 officially began, so on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all songs will be about “Summer” from artists like: War, Kool & the Gang, Natalie Cole, Manhattan Transfer, James Brown, Sarah Vaughan, the Chantels, Richard Barrett, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Sly & the Family Stone, Nat “King” Cole, Miles Davis, Johnny Mathis (live) and others. The “Summer” music begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Then it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: The Trammps, Chris Rea, Barry White, Olivia Newton-John, the Four Tops, Kashif, Grandmaster Flash, Minnie Riperton & Peabo Bryson, Phil Collins & Phillip Bailey, Anita Baker, the Gap Band and more. That show starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. I think it’s gonna be a fun evening of music with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
We’ve been having fabulous, unseasonably warm weather here on the east coast this week, so this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” I feel like dancing. Back to the Disco! We’ll be dancing to music from: Tavares, A Taste of Honey, Van McCoy, Vicki Sue Robinson, KC & the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Frankie Smith, Diana Ross, Kool & the Gang and more. I want to see you in your best polyester and platform shoes at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Then stick around because at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT it’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where we’ll boogie to songs from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Quincy Jones, the Jones Girls, Rick James & Teena Marie, Eddie Murphy, Chaka Khan, the O’Jays, Al B. Sure!, Anita Baker and several others. I’ll be looking for your face, in the place this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. DISCO!
When “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way this evening, you’ll be entertained by: Bobby Brown, New Edition, Anita Baker, Air Supply, the Bar-Kays, Barry & Glodean White, Bruce Springsteen, Atlantic Starr, Grandmaster Flash, Gladys Knight & the Pips and more. We kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later when “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” hits the air-ways on RadioMaxMusic.Com.