It is sooo cold all up and down the east coast with even snow in some places, therefore we’ll try to warm things up this evening on “Great Soul Performances.” On the playist: The Contours, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, the Jackson Five, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Ray Charles, War, Solomon Burke, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Arthur Prysock, the Temptations; once again, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge with your humble host live in concert at the Austin J. Tobin Plaza of the lamented World Trade Center in lower Manhattan and a whole lot more of many hits. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for a couple of hours of “Sweet Soul Music” on “Great Soul Performances” at RadioMaxMusic.
Congratulations to Michael Phelps on winning his 19th Gold Medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil yesterday. With that in mind, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we will play songs relating to Rio and the Olympics by artists like: Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz, Nat “King” Cole, the Two Step Orchestra; Gloria & Tony Nazzaro (my cousins), the Ritchie Family, Barry Manilow, Xavier Cugat, and also songs by Jimmy Castor, Joe Bataan, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, the Vibrations, the Magnificent Men, another from my fellow WWRL “Soul Brother,” Imhotep Gary Byrd, Curtis Mayfield; live in concert from the Bitter End in New York City and several others. The “Samba” begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. So, will I see you later? Looking for you when I lay “Great Soul Performances” on your ears at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Welcome 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.
It’s the first weekend of Fall and our second weekend at the “Big E” so, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” you’ll be hearing from: Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Sly & the Family Stone, the Temptations, Joe Bataan, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Dells, the Manhattans, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Doggett & his Combo, another segment in my talks with Brook Benton, Stevie Wonder; in concert, “live” from London, and much more. We’ll start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I think it’s going to be a fun-filled evening of music, and i invite one and all to join with me in the festivities from the fairground up here in West Springfield, Massachusetts, as it comes to you exclusively on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Is it really Spring? Cloudy and rainy in the south, snow all over the ground in the northeast. It can only get better.
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.
It feels good to be back in the home studio after spending the last three weeks in Massachusetts, so, it’s once again time for “Great Soul Performances” on home turf. This evening we’ll hear music from: the Commodores, Gene Chandler, Blue Magic, Angel Rissoff, Joe Cuba, Wynonnie Harris, Archie Bell & the Drells, Jimmy Castor, the Soul Survivors, Ray Charles & the Raelettes, Curtis Mayfield live in concert, segment 9 of the “Motown Story” and a whole lot more. We’ll begin as usual at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Let’s get together and have a good time later on “Great Soul Performance” right here on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Last week it was “Motown Remakes” on “Great Soul Performances.” This week for your Labor Day Weekend, it’ll be “Soul Remakes & Covers.” I’ve got a wonderful array of artists for your listening pleasure like: Ronnie Dyson, Chaka Khan, the 5 Du-Tones, Tavares, Little Isidore & the Inquisitors, the Soul Sisters, Donald Banks, Mary J. Blige, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield and more. I think you’ll enjoy it.