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.
This edition of Across The Tracks features Aretha Franklin Hits and her latest release of hits “Brand New Me” with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at the church of her father, minister C. L. Franklin’s church. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but only achieving modest success. Following her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Spanish Harlem” and “Think”. By the end of the 1960s decade she had gained the title “The Queen of Soul”. Franklin eventually recorded a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and twenty number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart’s history. Franklin also recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Lady Soul, Young, Gifted and Black and Amazing Grace before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s. After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with her part in the film The Blues Brothers and with the albums Jump to It and Who’s Zoomin’ Who?. In 1998, Franklin won international acclaim for singing the opera aria “Nessun dorma”, at the Grammys of that year replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that same year, she scored her final Top 40 recording with “A Rose Is Still a Rose”. Franklin’s other popular and well known hits include “Rock Steady”, “Think”, “Jump to It”, “Freeway of Love”, “Who’s Zoomin’ Who”, “Chain Of Fools”, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (with George Michael),and a remake of The Rolling Stones song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”.
Franklin has won a total of 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. Franklin has been honored throughout her career including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists on Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, in which she placed number 9; and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, in which she placed number 1. – Wikipedia
I hope you’re enjoying the long “4th of July” weekend and that you’ll join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances” where you’ll hear: Bobby Womack, the Temptations, Tyrone Davis, MFSB, Rare Earth, the O’Jays, the Spaniels, New Birth, Arthur Prysock, the Intruders, Aretha Franklin, the Young Rascals; live in concert, and more. The show starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later with “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Happy Independence Day.
It is sooo cold all up and down the east coast with even snow in some places, therefore we’ll try to warm things up this evening on “Great Soul Performances.” On the playist: The Contours, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson Five, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Ray Charles, War, Solomon Burke, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Arthur Prysock, the Temptations; once again, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge with your humble host live in concert at the Austin J. Tobin Plaza of the lamented World Trade Center in lower Manhattan and a whole lot more of many hits. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for a couple of hours of “Sweet Soul Music” on “Great Soul Performances” at RadioMaxMusic.
Today is the second day of the brand new year 2017 and this evening will be our first “Great Soul Performances” of the year, with music from: The O’Jays, Gene Chandler, the Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Eugene Pitt, Archie Bell & the Drells, J.R. Bailey, Joe Bataan, the Originals, Barbara Lynn, James Brown, the Contours (live in concert) and several others. Drop on by at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Hope you’re enjoying your New Year’s weekend and I’ll be looking forward to seeing you this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way later on with these artists on the playlist: Rufus & Chaka Khan, Tierra, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops with Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Kenny Rogers, Kool & the Gang, Kenny Loggins, U.S.A. For Africa, New Edition, Sister Sledge and many others. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, and 4PM PT. We’ll have a good time with a lot of fantastic artists and music later this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Back from the “Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts and coming your way this evening with “Great Soul Performances” where you’ll hear: Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Delfonics, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Little Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bloodstone, the Primettes; (Who?), Joe Bataan & the O’Jays; live in concert, and of course, many others. I promise I’ll be awake by 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT, to bring you “Great Soul Performances” at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.