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!”
We’ve been having fabulous, unseasonably warm weather here on the east coast this week, so this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” I feel like dancing. Back to the Disco! We’ll be dancing to music from: Tavares, A Taste of Honey, Van McCoy, Vicki Sue Robinson, KC & the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Frankie Smith, Diana Ross, Kool & the Gang and more. I want to see you in your best polyester and platform shoes at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Then stick around because at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT it’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where we’ll boogie to songs from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Quincy Jones, the Jones Girls, Rick James & Teena Marie, Eddie Murphy, Chaka Khan, the O’Jays, Al B. Sure!, Anita Baker and several others. I’ll be looking for your face, in the place this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. DISCO!
On this eve of “Super Bowl 52”, I’ve got something special for you on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, that I have to thank Clarence Booker, Jr. for planting the seed and inspiring me to do this. You see, a few weeks ago, Clarence sent me a copy of the WWRL “Top 100 of 1971 Countdown,” so that’s just what we’re gonna do.
We will begin that countdown at number 100, and over the course of the next few months, (because we’re not going to do this every week) we’ll get all the way to number 1. As I used to say when; as the voice of “The Big ‘RL,” who voiced all the promos, sweepers, liners and contests, “And If That Weren’t Enough,” I’m going to take you back to those days when “Super Sixteen” was not only one of the top general market radio stations in “Greater New York,” but prior to the advent of WBLS, the top R&B and Soul station in the nation.
You’ll hear the sounds of “The Great Entertainer” as well the voices of some of best radio personalities ever! Enoch Hawthorne Gregory (The Dixie Drifter), Frankie Crocker (The Love Man), Jeffrey Troy (The Devilish Angel), Gerry Bledsoe (Jolly Jerry B.), Hank Spann (The Soul Server), Gary Byrd (The Gary Byrd Experience), Bob Law (The Urban Preacher) and as times goes on, Al Gee (The Master), Hal Jackson (The Dean of Radio), Chuck Leonard, Rocky Groce (Whirlin’ Rock G), Bob Tarring (Hairy Bob T.), Reggie LaVong (the 3rd Dr. Jive), Don “Early” Allen, Sonny Taylor, and of course, yours truly. I noticed today several people including my twin brother Shelly Buchansky were waying in and saying some nice things about WWRL, so I think you’re gonna love this. For those who remember the way radio ways, and who hope and pray it could be that way again, and for the younger ones among us who weren’t there “back in the day,” here’s your chance.
It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. “Great Soul Performances” salutes WWRL later this evening right here on RadioMaxMusic.Com. All the best to the Eagles and the Patriots tomorrow at Super Bowl 52, and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and fans of a very talented man who I shared the stage with many times, and who left us yesterday all too soon, Dennis Edwards of the Temptations and the Contours. R.I.P. Dennis.
Get out your dancing shoes and your polyester suits, because we’re gonna have a ball tonight. In the very near future, Ron Kovacs will be counting down the “Top 700 Disco Songs Of All Time” here on RadioMax, but I thought I’d get a slight jump on it; a teaser of sorts, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, as we hang out once again at Studio 54. “Disco” music abounds. You’ll hear songs by: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Rick James, the Pointer Sisters, the Trammps, Lipps, Inc. the Village People, Donna Summer, Chic, James Brown, Michael Jackson and more. The “Disco Ball” is all polished and shining and waiting for you at 7PM ET. Right afterwards it’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” for you, where on tap are: Barry & Glodean White, Teddy Pendergrass, Earth, Wind & Fire, Whitney Houston, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, the Main Ingredient, Aretha Franklin & George Michael, Yarbrough & Peoples, the Dells and several others. It happens at 9PM ET. We’re going to have a fantastic time this evening with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
There is no “Shutdown” at RadioMax. Therefore on “Great Soul Performances” tonight at 7PM ET, you’ll hear: Joe Tex, Jackson Five, Five Stairsteps, Jackie Wilson, Dells, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Four Tops, Trammps, Avons, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Timothy Wilson, a cut from the new CD from my surrogate son Kid Kyle, from their acapella album; taken from practice tapes, Sheps, Joel & the Dymensions, Tower of Power (live) and more.
Then following on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” I received so many positive responses about last week’s “1980s Remakes,” we’re doing it again today with songs from artists like: The Impressions, Stephanie Mills, Tierra, Natalie Cole & Peabo Bryson, War, Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville, Manhattans, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Larry Graham, Blues Brothers, New Edition and several others. The “80s Remakes” begins at 9PM ET. It’s gonna be exciting this evening when I come your way with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. DON’T MISS IT!
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.
We will say goodbye to 2017 on “Great Soul Performances” & “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, with four hours of holiday music, signifying the end of the old year, and since it’s still Christmas week, some left over Christmas songs as well. On G.S.P. 1, we’ll have: The Manhattans, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Bobby Darin, the Soul Clan, Brook Benton, the Jackson Five, Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, Enchantment, Sonny Til & the Orioles, Kool & the Gang, Sam Cooke, my dear friend and former co-worker at WCBS-FM 101.1; our “Morning Mayor,” Harry Harrison, and so many, many others. It’ll begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Then immediately following on G.S.P. 2, you’ll hear from: Charles Brown, the Whispers, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Jimmy Beaumont & the Skyliners, the Eagles, the O’Jays, Huey Lewis & the News, Marvin Sease, New Edition, Harry Connick, Jr., and a whole lot more. G.S.P. 2 starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. Let’s ring out the old, and ring in the new with “Great Soul Performances,” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.