Tag: Etta James

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Bobby Jay during Legends Concert presented by Laguardia – January 10, 2007 in Belleville, New Jersey, United States.

When we get together later for “Great Soul Performances,” I’ll have on our musical menu: The Chi-Lites, O’Jays, Ohio Players, Ashford & Simpson, Turbans, Wilson Pickett, Laddins, Martha & the Vandellas, Joe Tex, Blue Magic, Temptations, War, Larry Chance & the Earls, Four Tops with Billy Eckstein; live in concert and more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

“Great Soul Performances 2:The 80s” follows, with music by: Gene Chandler, Whispers, Bar-Kays, Barry White, Patti LaBelle, Earl Swindell (Third World Earl), O’Jays, Shalamar, Diana Ross, Etta James, Freddie Mercury & Queen, Bobby Womack and many others. It kicks off at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT.

Don’t forget the encore performances tomorrow, Sunday at 5PM eastern. So I hope to see you later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Sunday 8am ET: Feature Artist – Etta James

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as “The Wallflower”, “At Last”, “Tell Mama”, “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”, and “I’d Rather Go Blind”. She faced a number of personal problems, including heroin addiction, severe physical abuse, and incarceration, before making a musical comeback in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.

James’s powerful, deep, earthy voice bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll. She won six Grammy Awards and 17 Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Rolling Stone magazine ranked James number 22 on its list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time; she was also ranked number 62 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

James was hospitalized in January 2010 to treat an infection caused by MRSA, a bacterium resistant to many antibiotics. During her hospitalization, her son Donto revealed that she had received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2008.

She was diagnosed with leukemia in early 2011. The illness became terminal, and she died on January 20, 2012, five days before her 74th birthday, at Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, California. Her death came three days after that of Johnny Otis, the man who had discovered her in the 1950s. Thirty-six days after her death, her sideman Red Holloway died.

Her funeral was presided over by Reverend Al Sharpton and took place in Gardena, California eight days after her death. Stevie Wonder, Beyoncé, and Christina Aguilera each gave a musical tribute. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Los Angeles County, California.

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” I’ve got some nice songs for you from artists like: The Whispers, the Mad Lads, Lloyd Price, Theola Kilgore, Eugene Pitt, Blue Magic, the Five Stairsteps, the Shells, the Dells, Billy Stewart, Raphael Saadiq, Freddie Scott, the Magnificent Men; live at the Uptown Theatre in Philadelphia, and so much more. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Then at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where you’ll hear: Diana Ross, Al Jarreau, Cameo, Marvin Gaye, Gene Chandler, Rick James & Teena Marie, the Main Ingredient, Etta James, the Spinners, Michael Jackson, George Benson and others. Encore time tomorrow Sunday as usual at 5PM eastern time. It’s all good with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. I think by this time, many of you have heard of the passing of another of my childhood buddies from our neighborhood, Leroy Binns of the Charts, the Cadillacs and the Del Vikings. Next Saturday I’ll be paying tribute to Lee on “G.S.P.” and I hope you’ll join me for it.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

On this Memorial Day Weekend when we remember and pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, “Great Soul Performances” will present an array of great talent to get you motivated on this “unofficial” start of the summer season.

You’ll hear: The Four Tops, the Main Ingredient, Barbara Mason, the Clovers, Bloodstone, Sam Cooke, the Sylvers, Etta James, Harvey Fuqua & the Spinners, Foster Sylvers, Billy Stewart, the 5 Royales, Little Willie John, the Laddins, Lou Rawls, the Embers, the Magnificent Men; live in concert from the Uptown Theatre in Philadelphia and so many others.

It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Immediately following at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where on the playlist will be: Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, New Edition with Little Anthony Gourdine, the Ad-Libs, Whitney Houston, the Manhattans, Freddie Jackson, Johnnie Taylor, Anita Baker, Gene Chandler and more. It’s all good, and I think you’ll have a good time, so join me later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Coming after the holiday weekend we will present the Dells special. Stay tuned for details!!

Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

I hope everyone treated their dads wonderfully yesterday on Father’s Day, and with that in mind, this evening on “Great Soul Performances” all songs are about “Daddy,” “Father,” and “Poppa.” On deck to render these songs will be: Luther Vandross, Horace Silver, Gladys Knight & the Pips, James Brown, the Students, the Chi-Lites, Sylvia Robinson, the Temptations, Joe Bataan, the Winstons, Etta James, Joel & the Dymensions; featuring Joel Katz, Johnny Maestro and yours truly, Usher, Soul II Soul with Isaac Hayes; live in concert, and several others. Be here for “Dad” at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT. It’s all about our “Fathers” this evening with “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 6pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

After a tumultuous and deadly weekend, my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and my friends in London. In a few hours I’ll be playing some boss songs by artists such as: The Temptations, Ruby & the Romantics, the Joe Cuba Sextet, Irma Thomas, the Vibrations, Etta James, the Flamingos, Jimmy Castor, Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters, Nancy Wilson, in concert: Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler, the Impressions, Gene Chandler and a whole lot of other fantastic artists. The fun begins at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT, 3PM PT, for “Great Soul Performances” on the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

gsp-banner1How’s everyone doing? This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” on the playlist will be: The Whispers, Etta James, the Isley Brothers, Jimmy Castor, Ruby & the Romantics, James Brown, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, Jackie Wilson, the Jackson Five, the Van Dykes and I’ve got something new from Jerry Lawson; the former lead singer of the Persuassions. Jerry’s out with his first solo CD entiled “Just A Mortal Man” and we’ll be playing a track from it, in addition, another cut from Timothy Wilson’s new CD, and Jerry Butler, live in concert, plus, if you can believe it, a whole lot more. It gets underway at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. So please join me later for “G.S.P.” where the “Soul” always rolls, RadioMaxMusic.Com.