Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Just a few short days until Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, therefore this evening on “Great Soul Performances” all of our songs will express, “Thanks,” “Thank You,” and “Thankful.” You’ll be hearing from artists such as: Jerry Butler, the Dramatics, Billy Paul, Dickie Harmon & the Autumns, Sarah Vaughan, Brook Benton, Atlantic Starr, Sam & Dave, Sly & the Family Stone, Nat “King” Cole, the Impressions, Count Basie and others.

We’ll continue with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” and on the playlist will be: Chaka Khan, Earth, Wind & Fire, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Starship, Melba Moore, Lakeside, Prince, Confunkshun, Kenny Loggins, Marvin Gaye, Cameo, Anita Baker and several more. So join me later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” as we give “Thanks” for all that we have and the music on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Sunday 12pm: Bobby Jay’s Artist Profiles Smokey Robinson

Today on the Artist Profile – Smokey Robinson

William “Smokey” Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he also served as the group’s chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as the Five Chimes until 1972 when he announced a retirement from the group to focus on his role as Motown’s vice president.

However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year. Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Robinson was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime contributions to popular music. – Wikipedia

Sunday 12pm: Bobby Jay Artist Profile – Harvey Fuqua (Part II)

Harvey Fuqua (July 27, 1929 – July 6, 2010) was an American rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, record producer, and record label executive.

Fuqua founded the seminal R&B/doo-wop group the Moonglows in the 1950s. He is notable as one of the key figures in the development of the Motown label in Detroit, Michigan. His group gave Marvin Gaye a start in his music career. Fuqua and his wife at the time, Gwen Gordy, distributed the first Motown hit single, Barrett Strong’s “Money (That’s What I Want)”, on their record label, Anna Records. Fuqua later sold Anna Records to Gwen’s brother Berry Gordy and became a songwriter and executive at Motown. He was the nephew of Charlie Fuqua of the Ink Spots and the uncle of the filmmaker Antoine Fuqua. – Wikipedia

Sunday 12pm: Bobby Jay’s Artist Profile Featuring Frankie Lymon Part II

Franklin Joseph “Frankie” Lymon (September 30, 1942 – February 27, 1968) was an American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, best known as the boy soprano lead singer of the New York City-based early rock and roll group The Teenagers. The group was composed of five boys, all in their early to mid-teens. The original lineup of the Teenagers, an integrated group, included three African-American members, Frankie Lymon, Jimmy Merchant, and Sherman Garnes; and two Puerto Rican members, Joe Negroni and Herman Santiago.

The Teenagers’ first single, 1956’s “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” was also its biggest hit. After Lymon went solo in mid-1957, both his career and that of the Teenagers fell into decline. He was found dead at the age of 25 on the floor of his grandmother’s bathroom from a heroin overdose. His life was dramatized in the 1998 film Why Do Fools Fall In Love. – Wikipedia

Sunday 12pm: Bobby Jay’s Artist Profile Featuring Frankie Lymon

Franklin Joseph “Frankie” Lymon (September 30, 1942 – February 27, 1968) was an American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, best known as the boy soprano lead singer of the New York City-based early rock and roll group The Teenagers. The group was composed of five boys, all in their early to mid-teens. The original lineup of the Teenagers, an integrated group, included three African-American members, Frankie Lymon, Jimmy Merchant, and Sherman Garnes; and two Puerto Rican members, Joe Negroni and Herman Santiago.

The Teenagers’ first single, 1956’s “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” was also its biggest hit. After Lymon went solo in mid-1957, both his career and that of the Teenagers fell into decline. He was found dead at the age of 25 on the floor of his grandmother’s bathroom from a heroin overdose. His life was dramatized in the 1998 film Why Do Fools Fall In Love. – Wikipedia

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

I’m up here on the fairground of the Eastern States Fair and Exposition; “The Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts, where “Great Soul Performances” will be coming your way with music from: Earth, Wind & Fire, the Temptations, Pete Wingfield & the Olympic Runners, the Impressions, Baby Huey & the Babysitters, Alvin Cash & the Crawlers, Big Joe Turner, the Soul Children, Dionne Warwick, the Whispers, Beyoncé, Teddy Pendergrass, Clyde McPhatter; live in concert and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

We then segue to “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT, where on the playlist will be: Aretha Franklin, Joe Bataan, the Sugarhill Gang, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, GQ, the Gap Band, Paula Abdul, Gene Chandler, Weird Al Yankovic, Levert and several others. Check the website for the encore times for both shows. BTW, some of the talent here at the fair this year include, the Village People, the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Sugarhill Gang, El Mariachi Azteca Del Sol, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Sheila E., Grand Funk Railroad, Ten Years After, and my favorite cyclist and all around funny man, Hilby; the Skinny German Juggler Boy. I Say Wow! Join me later this evening for my first weekend from the grounds of “The Big E” for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.