Tag: Eddie Kendricks

Tuesday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Eddie Kendricks

Edward James Kendrick (December 17, 1939 – October 5, 1992), best known by the stage name Eddie Kendricks, was an American singer and songwriter. Noted for his distinctive falsetto singing style, Kendricks co-founded the Motown singing group The Temptations, and was one of their lead singers from 1960 until 1971. His was the lead voice on such famous songs as “The Way You Do the Things You Do”, “Get Ready”, and “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)”. As a solo artist, Kendricks recorded several hits of his own during the 1970s, including the number-one single “Keep on Truckin’.”

In late 1991, Kendricks, by now living in his native Birmingham, Alabama, underwent surgery to have one of his lungs removed in hopes of preventing the spread of cancer. He believed the disease was caused by his 30 years of smoking. He continued to tour through the summer of 1992, when he fell ill again and was hospitalized. Kendricks died of lung cancer at Baptist Medical Center-Princeton in Birmingham on October 5, 1992 at age 52. He was survived by his three children: Parris, Aika, and Paul Kendricks. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Ensley, Alabama. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.

Friends and fans paid tribute to Kendricks during four concerts held at the Strand in Los Angeles on October 16 and October 17, 1992. Performers including Bobby Womack, Chaka Khan, Mary Wilson, and Vesta Williams sang Temptations songs as well as some of their own.

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70’s

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 . . . 

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

BobbyJay 7-9-15On 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.

Artist Countdown: Temptations Top 50 Hits 6pm ET

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

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

bobbyjay070612On “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.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 6pm ET #gsp

Big eIt’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.

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

BJ MetsWould 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!

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp #radiomax

BobbyJayThis 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.