This week we feature music from; Paul Simon, Staple Singers, Melissa Manchester, Eddie Kendricks, Isley Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Spinners, America, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, First Class and many more . . .
On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, when we commemorate his birth; which officially was yesterday, “Great Soul Performances” has on tap this evening to entertain you: The Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, Billy Griffin & the Miracles, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes with Teddy Pendergrass, Mandrill, the Chantels, Ahmad Jamal, the Moonglows; live in concert, Eddie Kendricks, the Dells, the Magnificent Men, the Temptations, Billy Stewart, James Brown & the Famous Flames, the Sons Of Saint Rocco and many more. How about that? We begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. BTW, hello to all my friends and fans in the Los Angeles area, whom I got up close and personal with this past Saturday night when the “Legendary” Teenagers and I performed in Cerritos, California. So join me later this evening when we convene for “Great Soul Performances” at the home of the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
The 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|
|8||(I Know) I’m Losing You|
|9||Ain’t Too Proud to Beg|
|10||You’re My Everything|
|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)|
|19||Treat Her Like a Lady|
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|41||The Weight (with Diana Ross & the Supremes)|
|44||I’ll Be in Trouble|
|45||Keep Holdin’ On|
|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|
On “Great Soul Performances” this evening we’ll have: The Dramatics, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marlena Shaw, Enchantment, Eddie Kendricks, Brenda & the Tabulations, War, the Delfonics, Aretha Franklin, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (live in concert) and a lot more great music. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Please join me later for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.
It’s the final weekend of “The Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts, and this evening on “Great Soul Performances” you’ll hear: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, Shorty Long, the Spinners, Bobby Freeman, the Capitols, Larry Graham, Eddie Kendricks, Crown Heights Affair, Billy Paul “Live in London” and a whole lot more. We kick it off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. So join us for our last Saturday at “The Big E” and “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Would you believe, it’s the first Saturday of Spring? Well to commemorate the beginning of Spring, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening you’ll be entertained by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Cliff Perkins & Soul Generation, Edwin Starr, Sam Cooke, the Moments, Bill Cosby, Eugene Pitt (“Steppin’ Out In Front”), Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Charts, Eddie Kendricks, and the Jacksons “live in concert,” plus many more. I’ll be looking for you at 7PM ET, (following an encore performance of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s”) 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. If you miss it, you can check out the encore performances on Monday at 10p or Wednesday at 12p (all times eastern daylight saving time) and it all happens on RadioMaxMusic.com. See Ya Later Gator!
This evening when we get together for “Great Soul Performances,” you’ll hear: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, the Fatback Band with one of my dearest friends, WWRL’s Gerry Bledsoe, Garnet Mims, the Ponderosa Twins + One, something I think you’ll enjoy, a “Gospel Soul” segment featuring the Mighty Clouds of Joy, James Brown, the Clark Sisters, Paul Simon & the Dixie Hummingbirds, Sam Cooke, Eddie Kendricks and many others. It begins at 7PM ET (of course following an encore performance of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM,”) 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. You can check out our encore performances on Monday at 10PM and Wednesday at 12Noon, all times are eastern daylight saving times. So, you are all welcome, stop on by as the “Soul Rolls On” on RadioMaxMusic.com.