When we get together later for “Great Soul Performances,” I’ll have on our musical menu: The Chi-Lites, O’Jays, Ohio Players, Ashford & Simpson, Turbans, Wilson Pickett, Laddins, Martha & the Vandellas, Joe Tex, Blue Magic, Temptations, War, Larry Chance & the Earls, Four Tops with Billy Eckstein; live in concert and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.
“Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s” follows, with music by: Gene Chandler, Whispers, Bar-Kays, Barry White, Patti LaBelle, Earl Swindell (Third World Earl), O’Jays, Shalamar, Diana Ross, Etta James, Freddie Mercury & Queen, Bobby Womack and many others. It kicks off at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.
Don’t forget the encore performances tomorrow, Sunday at 5PM eastern. So I hope to see you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Ashford & Simpson were an American husband-and-wife songwriting-production team and recording duo of Nickolas Ashford (May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011) and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946).
Ashford was born in Fairfield, South Carolina, and Simpson in the Bronx, New York City. Afterwards, his family relocated to Ypsilanti, Michigan, where he became a member of Christ Temple Baptist Church. While there, he sang with a group called the Hammond Singers (named after the founding minister, James Hammond). Later, Nickolas attended and graduated from Willow Run High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan, before pursuing his professional career, where he would ultimately meet his wife, Valerie. They met at Harlem’s White Rock Baptist Church in 1964. After having recorded unsuccessfully as a duo, they joined an aspiring solo artist and former member of the Ikettes, Joshie Jo Armstead, at the Scepter/Wand label, where their compositions were recorded by Ronnie Milsap (“Never Had It So Good”), Maxine Brown (“One Step at a Time”), as well as the Shirelles and Chuck Jackson. Another of the trio’s songs, “Let’s Go Get Stoned,” gave Ray Charles a number one U.S. R&B hit in 1966. That same year, Ashford & Simpson joined Motown, where their best-known songs included “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need To Get By,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” and “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand).” Ashford and Simpson wrote many other hit songs, including Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman” (1978) and Teddy Pendergrass’s “Is It Still Good to You?”
As performers, Ashford & Simpson’s best-known duets are “Solid” (1984) and “Found a Cure” (1979). The duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. Ashford and Simpson were also recipients of The Rhythm & Blues Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 1999, and ASCAP’s highest honor, the Founder’s Award, which they received on March 18, 1996.
This evening on “Great Soul Performances” we’ll have: Bruno Mars, the Independents, the Marvelettes, the Meters, the Clovers, the Cleftones, Jackie Wilson, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Isley Brothers, the Dells, Eugene Pitt, Tower Of Power, John Legend-Jamie Foxx-Nick Jonas & Seal; live in concert at The White House and more. It happens at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. A reminder: next Saturday will be our annual Christmas Show. Coming up later on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” on tap will be: Run D.M.C., GQ, Earth, Wind & Fire, Main Ingredient, Ashford & Simpson, the Sugarhill Gang, Michael Jackson, Ann Peebles, the Average White Band, Weird Al Yankovic and several others. “G.S.P. 2” begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. It’s all good, and I think you’ll have a wonderful time. Check us out later for the music and the fun on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, the music will be provided by: Ashford & Simpson, Sheila E. & Prince Rogers Nelson, Patti Austin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rockie Robbins; doing Little Willie John, the Dazz Band, Air Supply, Major Harris, Anita Baker & the Winans, Eddie Murphy and several more. The shows starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT. That’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s later this evening on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
When “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes you way this evening, you’ll hear: Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Third World, Ashford & Simpson, the Reddings, Natalie Cole, New Edition, Narada Michael Walden, Teddy Pendergrass, Greg Phillinganes, Roberta Flack and others. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Check it out later and let’s continue to cheer on “Team USA” in the Olympics, as our medal count rises. See you on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Ok, “Super Tuesday” is over, and now it’s time for “Wacky Wednesday;” aka “Hump Day” on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where else, but on RadioMaxMusic.Com. On the playlist this evening will be: Brass Construction, GQ, Gene Chandler, Cameo, Ashford & Simpson, David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks, the Bar-Kays, Marvin Gaye, the Dells, Paul Shaffer, Anita Baker and more. Stop on by at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. After the original airing tonight, you can listen again until the new show airs next Wednesday by going to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html. I’ll see you later on for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80” on RadioMax. Happy “Hump Day!”
How’s everybody doing following the Hampshire primary? This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” we will feature music by: The Jacksons, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, Ashford & Simpson, Carl Carlton, the Blues Brothers, Regina Belle, Babyface, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Barbara Mason and many others. It happens at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Tomorrow until next Wednesday at 7PM eastern time, you can hear the show over again as many times as you wish by going to: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html. So check us out later for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” from RadioMaxMusic.Com.
I think I’ve got something for everyone this evening on “Great Soul Performances” First of all, Timothy Wilson has a brand new CD entitled, “In The Mood,” and I’ll be playing a track from it. Also, a very talented and promising female R&B singer named Adrena has something new I’ll lay on you. In addition, we’ll hear from: Enchantment, Tito Puente, the Temptations, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Isley Brothers, Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, the Intruders, the Delfonics, Marvin Gaye, Ashford & Simpson, I’ll be starting a periodic conversation with the last living member of the Four Tops, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, to talk about the group’s career and their legacy, and we’ll be treated to a live performance from Michael Jackson & the Jacksons in concert. It will all get underway at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT at the home of the best music on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com. I’ll see you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances.”
Welcome to Sunday everyone. I’m sure the talk and speculation all week will be, who will win the Belmont Stakes. Can American Pharaoh do it? We’ll see. But let’s go “Groovin’ On A Sunday Afternoon” with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” where you’ll hear: Kool & the Gang, War, the Whispers, Sade, the Ad-Libs, Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand, Ashford & Simpson, the Manhattans, Barry White, Grandmaster Flash, the Sugarhill Gang, plus we’ll hear words from Ben E. King, as he talks about some of the younger groups and much more. It all begins at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT, & 2PM PT to be followed at 7PM eastern by an encore of last evening’s “Great Soul Performances.” I think its gonna be a fantastic Sunday and I urge you to join me for all of it, here on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Having a ball here in Hauppauge Long Island with Doo Wop Weekend Volume XII. Chuck Jackson and Barbara Lewis killed them last night, along with the rest of a fantastic cast. Looking forward to this afternoon’s show as well. On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” this afternoon you’ll hear: Ashford & Simpson, Fat Larry’s Band, Angela Winbush, Babyface, Narada Michael Walden, the Average White Band, Gerald Alston, Arthur Prysock, Billy Griffin, New Edition and many more. Check us out at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT, to be followed by an encore of last evening’s “Great Soul Performances” at 7PM eastern time. So if you’re on Long Island this afternoon, and if there are any tickets left for this afternoon’s concert, drop by Hauppauge High School and say hello. If not, I’ll see you on the radio with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” and “Great Soul Performances” all good, all for you on RadioMaxMusic.com.
As many people begin to travel home after the Thanksgiving Weekend, I beg you to travel safely either by car, rail or in the air. This afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” scheduled are songs by: Ashford & Simpson, Diana Ross, Donald Byrd & the 125th Street Band, Aretha Franklin, Change featuring Luther Vandross, Donna Summer, Carl Carlton, Jermaine Jackson, New Edition, Teena Marie and much more. We’ll kick it off at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PMPT. Don’t forget, Join me later on for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” only on RadioMaxMusic.com.
This Afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” you’ll hear: Irene Cara, the Manhattans, Sylvester, the Average White Band, Sharon Redd, the Jones Girls, Ashford & Simpson, the Temptations, Cuba Gooding, Sr., Prince and many, many more. I think it’s a nice way to spend a Sunday on this holiday weekend. We kick it off at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT.
Time again for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s.” This evening on the show you’ll hear: Cameo, the Pointer Sisters, the Whispers, Billy Ocean, Gloria Estefan, KC & the Sunshine Band with Teri DeSario, Luther Vandross, Ashford & Simpson, Patti LaBelle, Al B. Sure! and much more. We’ll begin at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT with encore performances on Friday at 12Noon, Saturday (just ahead G.S.P. 1) at 5PM and on Sunday at 7PM; all times are eastern daylight saving times. So join me later this evening for a great time with great music at the greatest internet radio station on the planet, RadioMaxMusic.com.
This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” you’ll hear: Ashford & Simpson, New Edition, Barry & Glodean White, Doug E. Fresh, Al B. Sure!, Diana Ross, Public Enemy, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Gerald Alston as a solo artist and fronting the Manhattans plus many more. It begins at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT. If you miss it tonight you can catch one of the encore performances on Friday at 12Noon, Saturday at 5PM (preceding G.S.P. 1 at 7), or Sunday at 7PM; all times are eastern time. So please join me later for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com. I think you’ll love it.
This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” you’ll hear George Benson, Shalamar, Ashford & Simpson, D Train, Rick James, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Miami Sound Machine, Teddy Pendergrass, the Four Tops, Sylvester (live in concert) and many more. The party begins at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT with re-broadcasts on Friday at 12Noon, Saturday, just ahead of G.S.P. 1 at 5PM and Sunday at 7PM (all times eastern). I think you’ll enjoy it and have a good time, so join me later on RadioMaxMusic.com.