Tag: Ben E King

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Since Daylight Saving Time returns at 2:00 AM Sunday, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” all of our songs will reflect on “Time.” Singing about “Time” will be: The Chambers Brothers, the Isley Brothers, Baby Washington, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, the O’Jays, Tyrone Davis, Aretha Franklin, Eugene Pitt & the Jive Five, James Brown, the Jimmy Castor Bunch, and the Flamingos among others. Our “Time” starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Then it’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, where you’ll hear: David Peaston, Stephanie Mills, Rockwell, Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince, Lakeside, Ben E. King, El DeBarge, Bobby McFerrin, Billy Vera & the Beaters and more. I’ll be looking for you later with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. In the words of Jimmy Castor, “Don’t Waste The Time!”

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.

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

It’s mid-week once again, yes it’s “Hump Day,” and on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” today, I’ll be playing for you: The Spinners, Ray, Goodman & Brown, New Edition, Atlantic Starr, Richard “Dimples” Fields, the Dells, Lipps, Inc., Michael Jackson, Lakeside, Ben E. King and more. It’s starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT. It’s gonna be good this evening, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the home of the greatest hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay

On this “HUMP DAY” I can’t wait for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening when I can play for you music by: Ben E. King, Quincy Jones & James Ingram, Tyrone Davis, Sheila E. & Prince, Process & the Doo Rags, Rupert Holmes, Slave, Weird Al Yankovic, Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock, a cut-in record from Dickie Goodman and another cut-in record by my former WCBS-FM co-worker Bob Shannon and I, calling ourselves the Conspirators; a/k/a/ the Strange Bedfellows and a lot more. The show begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. It’s gonna be a lot of fun musically. I’ll be looking for you to join me for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Happy “HUMP DAY!’

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

gsppicIs it hot where you are? It is HOT where I am. I’m gonna try and cool it off this evening, when I come your way with “Great Soul Performances.” On the playlist will be, songs by: Ike & Tina Turner, Richard “Groove” Holmes, the Friends of Distinction, Dee Dee Warwick, 100 Proof (Aged In Soul), Ramsey Lewis, Ben E. King, Double Exposure, Valerie Simpson, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Aretha Franklin (live in concert), and more. The “cool” music starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Bring along a pitcher of lemonade, when I see later for “Great Soul Performances” on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

summer-solsticeIt’s the “Summer Solstice!” The first day of summer has arrived. Also, it will be the longest day of the year. Aren’t we blessed? I hope you treated your Dad well yesterday for “Father’s Day.” This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” (albeit a day late) we’ll salute our fathers with all songs saluting “Dad,” “Father,” “Daddy” and “Papa.” Those artists paying tribute will be: Luther Vandross, Lenny Kravitz, the Temptations,(my Facebook friend) Paul Peterson, the Astors, James Brown, Ben E. King, the Chi-Lites, Wayne Newton, Ruth Brown, Joe Bataan, Beyoncé and others. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Let’s color him “Father,” and color him “Love” later on “Great Soul Performances” here on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

GSP2This week Ron Kovacs fills in for Bobby Jay on Great Soul Performances.  We’ll feature music from Simply Red, Pointer Sisters, Four Tops, Ben E. King, Kool and The Gang, Eartha Kitt, Diana Ross, Earth Wind and Fire, Tyrone Davis, Bobby Brown, Sister Sledge and more!  It all starts 7pm ET Live on RadioMaxMusic.

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

bobbyjay070612Welcome 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.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

gsp-logoIt’s Spring, but you’d never know when you step outside. Winter just doesn’t want to let go. Nevertheless, I’ve got a good menu of songs for you today on “Great Soul Performances.” You’ll hear from: Barry White, Sly & the Family Stone, James Brown, Little Willie John, War, Ben E. King, Barbara Lewis, the Cadillacs, Miriam Makeba, Little Stevie Wonder, Tavares; (live in concert) and many others. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT following the encore airing of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM ET. So join me later for a good time with fantastic music on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances (Soul Remakes) with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp

R&BThis evening on “Great Soul Performances” once again it’s “Soul Remakes & Covers.” This is so much fun. You’ll hear artists such as Erma Franklin, Ben E. King, the Intruders, Eugene Pitt, the Rascals, Billy Paul, Aretha Franklin, Dyke & the Blazers, Janis Joplin, Peaches & Herb, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bobby “Blue” Bland and many others. It happens right after an encore performance of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM, so that means you can catch it at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. If you miss it, or want to hear it again, it’s available on Monday at 10PM or Wednesday at 12Noon; all times eastern. I’ll be looking for you later this evening for “Soul Remakes & Covers” on RadioMaxMusic.com. 

Artist Countdown: The Drifters Top 50 Hits 12pm ET

The_DriftersThe Drifters are a long-lived American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group. They were originally formed to serve as a backing group for Clyde McPhatter (of Billy Ward & the Dominoes) in 1953.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the Drifters were the least stable of the great vocal groups, as they were low-paid musicians hired by George Treadwell, who owned the Drifters name. There have been 60 vocalists in the history of the Treadwell Drifters line, including several splinter groups by former Drifters members (not under Treadwell’s management). These groups are usually identified with a possessive credit such as “Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters“, “Charlie Thomas’ Drifters”, etc. There are two notable versions of the Drifters. The first classic Drifters, formed by Clyde McPhatter, was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as “The Drifters” or “The Original Drifters“. The second Drifters, featuring Ben E. King, was separately inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as “Ben E. King and the Drifters”. In their induction, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame selected four members from the classic Drifters, two from the second Drifters, and one from the post-Treadwell Drifters.

According to the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, “Through turmoil and changes the (original) Drifters managed to set musical trends and give the public 13 chart hits, most of which are legendary recordings today.” Matching that feat, subsequent formations of the Drifters managed to give the public 13 Hot 100 top 30 chart hits.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Save the Last Dance for Me
2 Dance with Me
3 I’ll Take You Home
4 At the Club
5 Under the Boardwalk
6 There Goes My Baby
7 Up on the Roof
8 On Broadway
9 This Magic Moment
10 Saturday Night at the Movies
11 Honey Love
12 Sweets for My Sweet
13 Please Stay
14 I’ve Got Sand in My Shoes
15 Ain’t It the Truth
16 (If You Cry) True Love, True Love
17 Some Kind of Wonderful
18 I Count the Tears
19 When My Little Girl Is Smiling
20 Lonely Winds
21 Come On Over to My Place
22 Kissin’ in the Back Row of the Movies
23 Money Honey
24 Adorable
25 Such A Night
26 Whatcha Gonna Do
27 There Goes My First Love
28 Steamboat
29 You’re More than a Number in My Little Red Book
30 Like Sister and Brother
31 Down on the Beach Tonight
32 Ruby Baby
33 Fools Fall in Love
34 Can I Take You Home Little Girl
35 I Gotta Get Myself a Woman
36 Hello Happiness
37 Every Night’s a Saturday Night With You
38 Love Games
39 Vaya Con Dios
40 Memories Are Made of This
41 Baby What I Mean
42 I’ll Take You Where the Music’s Playing
43 One Way Love
44 Drip Drop
45 Rat Race
46 Moonlight Bay
47 Room Full of Tears
48 Stranger on the Shore
49 Hypnotized
50 Follow Me