Coming up on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” on the playlist are: Lakeside, Bobby Brown, Third World, Van Halen, Johnny Mathis, Rick James, Roberta Flack, Barry White, Olivia Newton-John, a tribute to Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers by Diana Ross and Process & the Doo Rags, and I’ll give a quick salute to the late Chuck Barris who passed away yesterday. Meet me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” straight ahead on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
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.
Today is Thanksgiving Eve and this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we’ll be entertained by: Barry & Glodean White, Heavy D & the Boys, Anita Baker & the Winans, Major Harris, Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, Bobby Brown, the Masqueraders, Bruce Springsteen, Eric B. & Rakim, Atlantic Starr, the Pointer Sisters, and a former co-worker of mine; (who made a record) when I worked at WDIA 1070 Soul in Memphis, Tennessee, Herb “The K” Kneeland and many more. I’ll look for you at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, & 4PM PT. Great music for you to listen to as you base the turkey this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” only on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
This 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.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American recording artist, singer, actress, producer, model. In 2009, the Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston was one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 200 million records worldwide. She released six studio albums, one holiday album and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification. Houston’s crossover appeal on the popular music charts, as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for “How Will I Know”, influenced several African American female artists to follow in her footsteps.
Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. She is the second artist behind Elton John and the only female artist to have two number-one Billboard 200 Album awards (formerly “Top Pop Album”) on the Billboard magazine year-end charts. Houston’s 1985 debut album Whitney Houston became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was named Rolling Stone’s best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album Whitney (1987) became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Houston’s first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The film’s original soundtrack won the 1994 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Its lead single “I Will Always Love You”, became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. With the album, Houston became the first act (solo or group, male or female) to sell more than a million copies of an album within a single week period under Nielsen SoundScan system. The album makes her the top female act in the top 10 list of the best-selling albums of all time, at number four. Houston continued to star in movies and contribute to their soundtracks, including the films Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996). The Preacher’s Wife soundtrack became the best-selling gospel album in history.
On February 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in her guest room at The Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, California. The official coroner’s report showed that she had accidentally drowned in the bathtub, with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.] News of her death coincided with the 2012 Grammy Awards and featured prominently in American and international media. (Source: Wikipedia)
We are going to have fun on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, I Promise. We’ll have the Temptations, Luther Vandross, Natalie Cole, the Spinners, Bobby Brown, the Pointer Sisters, Ray Baretto, Aretha Franklin, Terry Johnson & the Flamingos, Curtis Mayfield; live “in concert,” and the first installment of “The Motown Story” which will be aired every few weeks during the rest of the year, and much much more. It gets underway at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT and if you miss it or want to hear it again, don’t forget the encore performance on Monday evening at 10PM eastern time. I’ll be looking for you, you and you on RadioMaxMusic.com. Later Gator! —Bobby Jay via Facebook