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.
I hope all of our Mothers had a wonderful day yesterday and in keeping with that spirit and sentiment, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” all of the music will be about Mothers, Mamas, Mothers-In-Law, and even “Baby Mamas” provided by: The Supremes, Lyn Collins, Brook Benton, the Teenagers, Ruth Brown, the Temptations, James Brown, Three Dog Night, Frankie Lymon, Tom Jones, the Shirelles, Lou Rawls, Sharon Redd-Ula Hedwig-Charlotte Crossley (formerly of the Harlettes), Ernie K-Doe, yours truly & the Laddins and so many more. Be here for the fun at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT as we salute our moms on “Great Soul Performances” on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
“Great Soul Performances” this evening will have a very diverse playlist. Since Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, all of our music will reflect “Thanks,” “Thank You,” “Thankful,” and even “Thanksgiving.” You’ll be hearing from: Boz II Men, Abba, Enchantment, Alanis Morissette, Sly & the Family Stone, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Brook Benton, Wayne Newton, Natalie Cole, Adam Sandler, Earth, Wind & Fire, Shania Twain and many others. The “Thankful” fun begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Make sure you bring me some egg nog and cranberry sauce when drop by to check out “Great Soul Performances” later today on the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Today on “Great Soul Performances” I’m going to begin something very special for me. I’m presenting; in monthly installments, an interview I did on WCBS-FM in the “Hall of Fame” with the late Brook Benton. Brook was a dear friend to me. I MC’d for him on several occasions and we had planned to record together. We were going to do an album; which Brook was writing and the late Eric Gale was to be guitarist on, that would be a combination singing and spoken word project. Guess what part I was doing. Unfortunately, Brook passed away on April 9, 1988 before we could get into the studio and get it done. I reached down into the archive and pulled out this interview that we did on September 17, 1987 and I’m proud to present it to you starting today and every month throughout the rest of the year.
Brook Benton was such a prolific singer, songwriter, producer and performer, that should not be forgotten. He should be remembered and revered. He’s got great stories to tell. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Also on the program you’ll hear: Al Green, the Chi-Lites, Jackie Moore, Love Unlimited, the Temptations, Curtis Mayfield, the Manhattans, the Four Tops, Louis Williams & the Ovations, the Ramsey Lewis Trio; “live in concert” and more. It jumps off at 7PM EDT, 6PM CDT, 5PM MDT, & 4PM PDT, following an encore of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM EDT. As you see, a full plate today, so join me for the fun on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Have you been enjoying your Thanksgiving Weekend? This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we give “Thanks.” The show we postponed from last weekend to pay tribute to the late Jimmy Ruffin, airs today. Every song we play has “Thanks,” “Thank You” or “Thankful” in the title. Artists on board include: the Temptations, Kirk Franklin, Boyz II Men, Alicia Myers, Billy Eckstine, the Beatles, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, the Ikettes, Atlantic Starr, Brook Benton, the Impressions and more. We’ll start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. So as we wrap up our Thanksgiving Weekend and eat that last bit of turkey leftovers, I say “Thank You” in advance for joining me later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Last week on “Great Soul Performances” we paid tribute to the late Damon Harris and sadly, this evening, we will salute the late Richard Street. You’ll hear Richard singing with the Temptations, the Distants and the Monitors. Also on the show we’ll have Brook Benton, Grover Washington, Jr., Santana, the Emotions, Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, Etta James and a lot more. Please join me at 7PM ET on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
- R.I.P. the Temptations’ Richard Street (pitchfork.com)
- The Temptations’ Richard Street dies (contactmusic.com)
- Former Temptations singer Richard Street dies (todayentertainment.today.com)
- Temptations Lose Another, Richard Street Dies At 70 (oldschool955.com)