We’re going to do something different on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we’ll salute the music that has been the rage in the north of London for decades, “Northern Soul.” G.S.P. was born in London on VIP Radio and was launched by the King of “Northern Soul” Kev Roberts; who I hope will be listening today. “Northern Soul” is a music and a dance movement based on the style of American Soul Music, particularly the heavy beat and tempo of Motown. It turned out that several American artists had hits in the UK that frankly bombed in the U.S. but resonated across the pond. So you’ll hear songs by: Little Anthony & the Imperials, Barbara Acklin, the Contours, Doris Troy, Eddie Holland, Lou Johnson, Mary Wells, the Parliaments, Eddie Holman, Barbara McNair, Frankie Beverly & the Butlers, Roy C. and others. It will kick off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.
After we finish with “Northern Soul” it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist will be: Michael Jackson & Sir Paul McCartney, the O’Jays, my former co-worker at WWRL, Imhotep Gary Byrd & the G.B.E.; produced by Stevie Wonder, Carl Carlton, Billy Vera & the Beaters, Johnny Mathis, Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Fred Parris & the Satins, David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks, Earth, Wind & Fire, Hall & Oates and more. It starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. I think it’s gonna an interesting and fun filled evening of music and entertainment on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
As we close out the month of May and round the corner into June, let’s keep all of our friends and loved ones who are suffering in Texas, Oklahoma and elsewhere, under this catastrophic deluge of rain and destruction, in our thoughts and prayers. This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” we will hear from: James Brown, Natalie Cole, Bobby Caldwell, the Jackson Five, Fontella Bass, the Spinners, Candi Staton, Eddie Holman, Lenny Welch, Jimmy Castor; “live in concert,” and more in our tribute to the late “King Of The Blues” B.B. King. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, following an encore of last Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at 5PM eastern time. So please join me and let’s have “A Funky Good Time” with “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
I’m still reeling over the passing of my life-long, childhood friend and brother, Ben E. King, but, the show must go on. On “Great Soul Performances” this evening, you’ll hear: Archie Bell, the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Aretha Franklin, the Delfonics, Phoebe Snow with Johnnie Johnson & (Yours Truly), Bill Withers, Eddie Holman, the Temptations, Valerie Simpson, the Dells, Marvin Gaye; “live in concert” and many others. Showtime is 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, following an encore of last Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time. Next Saturday, I’ll be presenting; as a tribute to the late Ben E. King, a musical montage of his hits with the Drifters and as a solo artist. You’ll want to tune in for it. In the meantime and the in-between time, I’ll be looking to see you later for “Great Soul Performances” right here on RadioMaxMusic.com.
“Great Soul Performances” comes to you from the fairgrounds of the Eastern States Fair & Exposition; “The Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts for the second week this evening. On the playlist I’ve got: Heatwave, Barbara Acklin, the Four Tops, Phyliss Hyman, Johnnie Taylor, Tavares, the Mad Lads, Marvin Gaye in concert, the Detroit Emeralds plus many more and my very special guest, Eddie Holman, who closed out his 5 day, 10 show engagement here on the Comcast Court of Honor Stage last night.