Monday 9pm: Black History Month Feature Artist – Barry White

Barry White (born Barry Eugene Carter; September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter and composer.

A three-time Grammy Award–winner known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice and romantic image, White’s greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with The Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits, “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” and “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”.

During the course of his career in the music business, White achieved 106 gold albums worldwide, 41 of which also attained platinum status. White had 20 gold and 10 platinum singles, with worldwide record sales in excess of 100 million, White is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. His influences included the Rev. James Cleveland, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Elvis Presley plus Motown artists The Supremes, the Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye.

White was overweight for most of his adult life—weighing 375 pounds (170 kg) according to Casey Kasem — and suffered from related health problems. In October 1995, White was admitted to a hospital as a result of high blood pressure. In August 1999, White was forced to cancel a month’s worth of tour dates owing to exhaustion, high blood pressure and a hectic schedule. In September 2002, White was hospitalized with kidney failure attributed to chronic diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure.

While undergoing dialysis and awaiting a kidney transplant in May 2003, White suffered a severe stroke, which forced him to retire from public life. On July 4, 2003, White died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 58. His remains were cremated, and the ashes were scattered in the ocean off the California coast. – Wikipedia

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.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. This evening on “Great Soul Performances” we’ll be playing music by: Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight & the Pips; the return my group the Laddins, Dinah Washington, Chuck Jackson, Blue Magic, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Cliff Perkins & Soul Generation, my former co-worker at WWRL, Enoch Hawthorne Gregory; the Dixie Drifter, James Brown, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Stevie Wonder; live in concert, and much, much more.

Right after comes “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at 9PM ET, where you’ll hear: The Whispers, Barry White, the Dells, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, the Beastie Boys, Stevie Wonder, Lakeside, Marvin Gaye, Vaughan Mason & the Crew, Michael Jackson and many others. So you see, it’s all good later this evening with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the “Home Of The Hits” RadioMaxMusic.Com. I’ll be looking for you.

Tuesday 6pm: Feature Artist – Barry White

Barry White (born Barry Eugene Carter; September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003), was an American singer, songwriter and composer.

A three-time Grammy Award–winner known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice and romantic image, White’s greatest success came in the 1970s as a solo singer and with The Love Unlimited Orchestra, crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs such as his two biggest hits, “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” and “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”.

During the course of his career in the music business, White achieved 106 gold albums worldwide, 41 of which also attained platinum status. White had 20 gold and 10 platinum singles, with worldwide record sales in excess of 100 million, White is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time.[1] His influences included the Rev. James Cleveland, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Elvis Presley plus Motown artists The Supremes, the Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye.

Wednesday 6pm: Great Soul Performances II with Bobby Jay

So, let’s see what I have for you musically on this “Hump Day,” when “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes at you later this evening. On the playlist: Shalamar, B.T. Express, Barry White, Gloria Estefan, 8th Day, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rick James, Yarbrough & Peoples, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Chaka Khan and more. It should be good. It happens at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT. BTW, today is the official start of summer. I’ll be looking for you later at the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s.” Happy “HUMP DAY!!!”

Wednesday 6pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

I’d like you to join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” when I’ll be playing for you: The Isley Brothers, Boz Scaggs, the Average White Band, Barry White, the Masqueraders, Patti LaBelle, Collage, Kim Carnes, Juice Newton and others. The show begins at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT & 3PM PT. I think you’ll enjoy it, so be here with me for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 6pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way this evening, where you’ll hear music by: Barry White, Kim Carnes, the Isley Brothers, Olivia Newton-John, Major Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Brooklyn Dreams, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Mirage, Process & the Doo Rags, “Sweet” James Epps and more. Drop by at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT. Check us out this evening. “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.