Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

June 27, 2016
Editor In Chief

gsp2I hope to see you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances,” when I’ll be playing music from: Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson, the Dells, the Jackson Five, Teddy Pendergrass, Main Ingredient, the Staple Singers, the Heartbeats, David Ruffin, Joe Simon, Dinah Washington, the Presidents, Laura Nyro; live in concert at the Bottom Line in NYC, and others. It gets underway at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. It should be a lot of fun, so join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

August 15, 2015
Editor In Chief

Motown-EssentialsThis evening on “Great Soul Performances” it’s time once again for “Motown Remakes.” Those are the fantastic songs that came out of Motown in Detroit and were covered and remade by the top Soul and R&B artists, the top Pop artists and were also passed around in-house, and were remade by other Motown artists as well. We always hear versions we never knew existed, and that’s always a lot of fun. So, on tap we’ve got: Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Jackie Wilson, the Isley Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, the Monitors, Margie Joseph, Michael McDonald, David Ruffin, Luther Vandross, the Marvelettes, Marv Johnson, the Elgins, the Miracles and many others. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT, & 4PM PT. I can’t wait. I hope you’ll join me for “Motown Remakes” on “Great Soul Performances” here at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Artist Countdown: Temptations Top 50 Hits 6pm ET

December 17, 2014
Editor In Chief

temps-origThe Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, they were highly influential to R&B and soul .

Known to always feature at least five male vocalists and dancers, the group formed in 1960 in Detroit, Michigan under the name The Elgins. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are one of the most successful groups in music history. As of 2013, the Temptations continue to perform and record for Universal Music Group with one living original member, Otis Williams, still in the lineup.

The original founding members of the group were Otis Williams, Elbridge “Al” Bryant, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, and Paul Williams. The members were from two former rival vocal groups, the Distants and the Primes. In 1964, Bryant was replaced by David Ruffin. Four years later, Ruffin was replaced by Dennis Edwards. In 1971, the lineup changed again when Kendricks and Paul Williams were replaced by Ricky Owens and Richard Street. The former replacement was soon replaced by Damon Harris. Like its “sister” group, The Supremes, the Temptations’ lineup has changed frequently over the years.

temptations-newOver the course of their career, the Temptations have released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles and fourteen R&B number-one singles. Their material earned them three Grammy Awards. The Temptations was the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award and in 2013 the group received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Six of the Temptations (Edwards, Franklin, Kendricks, Ruffin, Otis Williams and Paul Williams) were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Three classic Temptations songs, “My Girl”, “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)”, and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The Temptations were also ranked at #68 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of all time. -Wikipedia

1 I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (with Diana Ross & the Supremes)
2 Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
3 Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)
4 I Can’t Get Next to You
5 Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
6 Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
7 Cloud Nine
8 (I Know) I’m Losing You
9 Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
10 You’re My Everything
11 Get Ready
12 Psychedelic Shack
13 My Girl
14 I Wish It Would Rain
15 Take a Look Around
16 Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
17 I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)
18 It’s Growing
19 Treat Her Like a Lady
20 Sail Away
21 Motown Song (with Rod Stewart)
22 Standing On The Top – Pt. 1 (featuring Rick James)
23 I Wonder Who She’s Seeing Now
24 Runaway Child, Running Wild
25 Masterpiece
26 All I Need
27 The Way You Do the Things You Do
28 (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It’s You That I Need
29 Since I Lost My Baby
30 Don’t Let The Joneses Get You Down
31 Shakey Ground
32 Let Your Hair Down
33 Please Return Your Love To Me
34 I’ll Try Something New  (with Diana Ross & the Supremes)
35 Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue)
36 Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)
37 Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World)
38 Happy People
39 Glasshouse
40 Plastic Man
41 The Weight  (with Diana Ross & the Supremes)
42 Lady Soul
43 Heavenly
44 I’ll Be in Trouble
45 Keep Holdin’ On
46 It’s Summer
47 You’ve Got My Soul on Fire
48 All I Want From You
49 My Love is True (Truly for You)
50 Do You Really Love Your Baby

Artist Countdown: Rick James Top 25 Hits 6p ET @RadioMax

January 30, 2014
Editor In Chief

rick-jamesRick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.; February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was an American musician and composer.

James started his singing career fronting doo-wop and rhythm and blues bands in his hometown of Buffalo, New York in the early 1960s, with his vocal style influenced by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and David Ruffin. After entering the United States Navy to avoid conscription after he dropped out of high school, James deserted and relocated to Toronto, Canada where he resumed his music career. While there, James formed the rock-soul fusion band Mynah Birds, whose lineup once included a young Neil Young. James’ tenure with the Mynah Birds was interrupted after he was discovered recording with the group in Motown in the 1960s, and surrendered to military authorities serving out a one-year sentence in a prison in Buffalo. James returned to Canada where he resumed the Mynah Birds, though the band eventually split; James relocated to California where he started a series of rock bands. He also had a period where he served as a staff writer with Motown (under an assumed name) before he left the label.

In 1977, he signed with the Gordy Records subsidiary of Motown as a recording artist where in 1978, he recorded his first album, Come Get It!, which sold over a million copies at the time of its release. He would go on to score several popular hits on the pop and R&B charts, including four number-one hits on the latter chart. James became noted not only as a hit maker on his own recordings but also produced successful recordings for the likes of Teena Marie, the Mary Jane Girls, the Temptations, Eddie Murphy and Smokey Robinson. His best-selling recording, 1981’s Street Songs, sold over three million copies helping to renew sagging fortunes in Motown.

Addictions to cocaine and crack however hampered his career by the late 1980s and in the 1990s, his legal troubles, which would include assaulting two women while under the influence of crack, led him to serve a three-year prison sentence at California’s Folsom State Prison. James was released on parole in 1996 and resumed his musical career releasing the album, Urban Rapsody, in 1997. A mild stroke suffered during a concert in early 1998 interrupted his career for a brief time. James received new notoriety in 2004 when he appeared on an episode of Dave Chappelle’s Chappelle Show in the Charlie Murphy “True Hollywood Stories” segment of the show, in which James’ past wild lifestyle was satirized. James died later that year from heart failure at the age of 56.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 You and I
2 Give It to Me Baby
3 Dance Wit’ Me
4 Cold Blooded
5 Can’t Stop
6 Glow
7 Big Time
8 Loosey’s Rap (featuring Roxanne Shanté)
9 17
10 Sweet and Sexy Thing
11 Standing on the Top  (with The Temptations)
12 Super Freak
13 Mary Jane
14 Love Gun
15 Ebony Eyes (with Smokey Robinson)
16 Bustin’ Out
17 High on You Love Suite
18 U Bring the Freak Out
19 You Turn Me On
20 Hard to Get
21 Come into My Life
22 Ghetto Life
23 Fool on the Street
24 Spend the Night With Me
25 Wonderful

Encore: Great Soul Performances Special with Bobby Jay 10:05pm ET

July 30, 2012
Editor In Chief

On this last Monday of July, on “Great Soul Performances” we will spotlight music from the year 1969.  I’ll feature Aretha Franklin, the Unifics, Lou Rawls, the Five Stairsteps, Joe Tex, the Mad Lads, the Chi-Lites, the Meters, David Ruffin, Little Anthony & the Imperials and more, all from 1969.  A lot of great music from that year. So join me at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

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