Tag: Etta James

Tuesday 11/25/22 11am ET: Feature Artist: Etta James

Jamesetta Hawkins (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012), known professionally as Etta James, 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 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999, and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001. 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. Billboard’s 2015 list of The 35 Greatest R&B Artists Of All Time includes James, whose “gutsy, take-no-prisoner vocals colorfully interpreted everything from blues and R&B/soul to rock n’ roll, jazz and gospel”.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

Souls Hits 80sComing up in a couple of hours, it’ll be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” where you’ll hear songs from the likes of: Philip Bailey, Howard Hewitt, Rodney Franklin, Salt-N-Pepper, Barry White, the Manhattans, Etta James, Doug E. Fresh, Tina Turner, B.T. Express and more. It begins at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT, with a encore of last night’s “Great Soul Performances” at 7PM eastern. A nice afternoon of music just for you, with me, and RadioMaxMusic.Com. See Ya Later!

Great Soul Performances Saturday 5-7p – 7-9p ET #GSP #RadioMax

bobby-jayGreat Soul Performances Saturday means an ENCORE Great Soul Performances The 80s and a brand NEW edition of Great Soul Performances at 7pm ET.

1 . ENCORE features:  Shalamar, Dennis Edwards, the Four Tops, Patti LaBelle, the Whispers, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, the Jones Girls, Larry Graham, Diana Ross, the Dells and many others . . 

2.  NEW EDITION features:  We take a look back to last year and pay tribute to the singers, musicians, artists and writers we lost in 2013. You’ll also hear a couple of new tunes from Cliff Perkins & Soul Generation, Otis Redding, the Notations, Aretha Franklin, the Jewells, Etta James, the Four Tops, Major Lance, the Tams, Jimmy Castor; (in his own words) & B.B. King and Bobby “Blue” Bland “live in concert.” It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. It follows an repeat performance of “Great Soul Performances 2, The 80’s” at the appropriate time in each time zone. If you miss the show this evening, the encore performances are on Monday at 10PM and on Wednesday at 12 Noon; both times eastern. We lost a lot of good and cherished people in 2013, so let’s remember them later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.com. -Bobby Jay

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

BobbyJayIt’s gonna be fun, fun, fun this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” with something for everyone. A real mixed bag. Bobby will have artists like: Ray Charles, the Escorts, John Lee Hooker, the O’Jays, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Lenny Williams, Shalamar, the Jacksons, Clyde McPhatter, the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Etta James, Gloria Estefan and more. It all follows Dave Graham tonight at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT on RadioMaxMusic.com. Don’t be late, don’t hesitate and don’t procrastinate. Later ‘Gator!

 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay – 7pm ET

bobby-jayLast week on “Great Soul Performances” we paid tribute to the late Damon Harris and sadly, this evening, we will salute the late Richard Street. You’ll hear Richard singing with the Temptations, the Distants and the Monitors. Also on the show we’ll have Brook Benton, Grover Washington, Jr., Santana, the Emotions, Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, Etta James and a lot more. Please join me at 7PM ET on RadioMaxMusic.Com.