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Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

gsppicOn this very cold Monday, I hope I can warm you up later this evening on “Great Soul Performances” with music from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Walter Jackson, Jackie Wilson, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Dramatics, Al Green, the Soul Children, Baby Washington, Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, Joss Stone, Clyde McPhatter, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye (live in concert) and more. We kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. We’re at the home of the “Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s & 80s,” with “Great Soul Performances” later on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

gsppicWelcome to the “Dog Days of Summer.” It’s August 1st, and time for “Great Soul Performances.” This evening you’ll hear on the show: Barry White, the O’Jays, Archie Bell & the Drells, the Three Degrees; paying homage to the Chantels, Curtis Mayfield, Esther Phillips, the Elgins, the Independents, J.R. Bailey, the Vibrations, Clyde McPhatter; live at the World Famous Apollo Theatre, and a bushel basket full of many other fantastic artists. The program starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. It’s gonna be good. “Great Soul Performances” coming your way this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

bobbyjaypaintHow about these abnormally high temperatures in the eastern section of the country? I’ll take ’em. On “Great Soul Performances” this evening, I’ve got music from: Otis Redding, the Dells, Jackie Wilson, Skylark, James Brown, the Drifters, Clyde McPhatter, Phil Perry, Johnny Thunder, something new from an artist named Oleg Frish with Ben E. King, a salute to Frank Sinatra on his 100th birthday, Sam Cooke; live in concert from Miami Florida, and much, much more. We’ll kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later with “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. FYI, next week, its our annual Christmas show. Ho! Ho! Ho! (Who You Callin’ A Ho?)

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #BigE #gsp

Big eWeekend two at the “Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts.” On “Great Soul Performances” this evening you’ll hear: Rose Royce, Lou Rawls, the Shirelles, Barbara Acklin, the Impressions, Bettye Swann, the Manhattans, Pharrell Williams, Phil Perry, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Clyde McPhatter “live in concert” at the Apollo Theatre and many more. It’ll begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. We’ll have a good time and I think we’ll all feel “Happy” when “Great Soul Performances” comes to you again from the “Big E” later on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Artist Countdown: Billy Swan Top 21 Hits 7:30p ET

Billy SwanWilliam Lance Swan (born May 12, 1942) is an American songwriter and singer, best known for his 1974 single, “I Can Help”.

Swan was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. As a child, he learned drums, piano and guitar, and began writing songs. His first big break was in 1962 when Clyde McPhatter recorded “Lover Please”, a song written by Swan when he was in a local band called Mirt Mirly & the Rhythm Stoppers, and which had first been recorded by Bill Black.[1] McPhatter’s version quickly became a No. 7 pop hit.

Swan moved to Memphis to work with Black, but this was cut short with Black’s illness and subsequent death in 1965. He also for a time worked on Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate. He then moved to Nashville, which enabled him to write hit country songs for numerous artists, including Conway Twitty, Waylon Jennings, and Mel Tillis. In 1969, Swan first took on the role of record producer, producing Tony Joe White’s Top Ten hit “Polk Salad Annie”. Swan also played bass guitar for Kris Kristofferson, and then signed a solo recording deal with Monument Records.

His first album included the song “I Can Help”, a rockabilly number that topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and country charts in 1974, also becoming a hit in many other countries. Swan recorded the song in two takes (without overdubs) with an RMI organ that Kristofferson and singer Rita Coolidge had bought for him as a wedding gift. However, other albums with Monument, A&M, and Epic did not have nearly the success of his first.

In 1979, Swan traveled to Havana, Cuba, to participate in the historic Havana Jam festival that took place between March 2–4, alongside Stephen Stills, the CBS Jazz All-Stars, the Trio of Doom, Fania All-Stars, Weather Report, Bonnie Bramlett, Mike Finnegan, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge and Billy Joel, plus an array of Cuban artists such as Irakere, Pacho Alonso, Tata Güines and Orquesta Aragón. His performance is captured on Ernesto Juan Castellanos’s documentary Havana Jam ’79.

Swan continued to tour as a member of Kristofferson’s band, and has recorded two albums with Randy Meisner of The Eagles. In 1986 he walked into a Californian studio (Bench Records) as part of a band called Black Tie and along with Meisner, Jimmy Griffin (Bread), David Kemper (drummer), David Miner and David Mansfield recorded an album called When the Night Falls. He recorded another solo album, Like Elvis Used to Do in 2000, and another Black Tie-style album with Meisner and Charlie Rich, Jr. billed as “Meisner, Swan & Rich”. As of 2005, Swan remained a backing singer and session musician.

Swan was married to his late wife Marlu for 30 years. They had two daughters, recording artists Planet Swan & Sierra Swan.  – Wikipedia

1 I Can Help
2 I’m Her Fool
3 Don’t Be Cruel
4 Everything’s the Same (Ain’t Nothing Changed)
5 Just Want to Taste Your Wine
6 You’re the One
7 Shake, Rattle and Roll
8 Hello! Remember Me
9 No Way Around (It’s Love)
10 Do I Have to Draw a Picture
11 I’m into Lovin’ You
12 Stuck Right in the Middle of Your Love
13 With Their Kind of Money and Our Kind of Love
14 Your Picture Still Loves Me (And I Still Love You)
15 Rainbows and Butterflies
16 Yes
17 You Must Be Lookin’ for Me
18 I’m Gonna Get You
19 P.M.S. (Post Mortem Sickness)
20 Ways Of A Woman In Love
21 I’d Like To Work For You

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

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET @RadioMax #gsp

BobbyJayIt’s gonna be fun, fun, fun this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” with something for everyone. A real mixed bag. Bobby will have artists like: Ray Charles, the Escorts, John Lee Hooker, the O’Jays, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Lenny Williams, Shalamar, the Jacksons, Clyde McPhatter, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Etta James, Gloria Estefan and more. It all follows Dave Graham tonight at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT on RadioMaxMusic.com. Don’t be late, don’t hesitate and don’t procrastinate. Later ‘Gator!