This week on Sounds of The 80’s: Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Murphy, Kenny Rogers, Dire Straits, Robert John, Prince, Ramones, Air Supply, Steely Dan, America, Boston, Elton John, Poison, Stevie Nicks, Queen, Men At Work and many many more .. .
We’ve been having fabulous, unseasonably warm weather here on the east coast this week, so this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” I feel like dancing. Back to the Disco! We’ll be dancing to music from: Tavares, A Taste of Honey, Van McCoy, Vicki Sue Robinson, KC & the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Frankie Smith, Diana Ross, Kool & the Gang and more. I want to see you in your best polyester and platform shoes at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Then stick around because at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT it’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where we’ll boogie to songs from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Quincy Jones, the Jones Girls, Rick James & Teena Marie, Eddie Murphy, Chaka Khan, the O’Jays, Al B. Sure!, Anita Baker and several others. I’ll be looking for your face, in the place this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. DISCO!
On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, the music will be provided by: Ashford & Simpson, Sheila E. & Prince Rogers Nelson, Patti Austin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Rockie Robbins; doing Little Willie John, the Dazz Band, Air Supply, Major Harris, Anita Baker & the Winans, Eddie Murphy and several more. The shows starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT. That’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s later this evening on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” comes your way this evening, where you’ll hear from the likes of: Jimmy Castor, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Jimmy Ruffin, Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer, Atlantic Starr, Ambrosia, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti Austin, Eddie Murphy, the Whispers, the Blues Brothers, New Edition and many others. Stop on by at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. We’ll have fun and I’m certain you’ll enjoy it. “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Join Ron Kovacs filling in for Bobby Jay this week on Great Soul Performances. Since “TIME” changes took place over the weekend we feature music with “TIME” in the tile from artists: Rick James, O’Jays, Sam & Dave, Eddie Murphy, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Box Tops, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Marvin Gaye and many many more. . . It’s all LIVE 7pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.
Well, in the inimitable words of William Count Basie, “Let’s Try It One More Once!” Brrrrrrr! Throughout most of the country, it is COLD! I’m staying indoors and serving up a hot plate of soul for your afternoon entertainment on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s.” On the menu: Heatwave (pun intended), Howard Johnson, the Sugarhill Gang, Angela Bofill, Eddie Murphy, the Jones Girls, Samantha Fox, the Average White Band, Kylie Minogue, the Commodores and more. The party begins at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT. So come and warm up with me later this afternoon with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com. There, I think I got it right this time.
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|
|8||Loosey’s Rap (featuring Roxanne Shanté)|
|10||Sweet and Sexy Thing|
|11||Standing on the Top (with The Temptations)|
|15||Ebony Eyes (with Smokey Robinson)|
|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|
|23||Fool on the Street|
|24||Spend the Night With Me|