Tag: Eugene Pitt

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, but it’s still Valentine’s Weekend, therefore, on “Great Soul Performances” this evening all songs will have a variation “Love” in the title. Singing love songs will be: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Barbara Acklin, Luther Vandross, Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Frankie Valli; with both editions of his of his group, the Four Lovers & the Four Seasons, Little Milton, Patti LaBelle, Joe Tex, Aretha Franklin, Eugene Pitt, the Shirelles, Jackie Wilson, Larry Chance & the Earls, the Pentagons, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station (live in concert) and others. The “Love Fest” begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

Then of course, we’ll continue loving you with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” presenting: Aaron Neville, Rose Royce, Keith Sweat, Whitney Houston, New Edition, Mandrill, Aretha Franklin, the O’Jays, Luther Vandross & Gregory Hines, Keni Burke, Atlantic Starr and more. The “Love” continues at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. The encore of “Love” is tomorrow Sunday at 5PM eastern time. I can’t wait for you to join me later this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” only on RadioMaxMusic.Com. BTW, the “Prophet of Love” Rashi Sudan will be with us for both shows.

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.

Wednesday 6pm ET: Feature Artist – Jive Five Featuring Eugene Pitt

The Jive Five are an American doo-wop group. They are best known for their debut hit single, “My True Story” (1961), the Nickelodeon bumper jingles in the 1980s and 1990s, and the fact that they outlasted most of their musical peers by re-modeling themselves as a soul group in the 1970s and beyond.

Eugene Sampson Pitt (November 6, 1937 – June 29, 2018) was an American musician and the founding member of The Jive Five. He formed a group with some school friends in 1954 called the Genies, in which he was the lead singer. There were no recordings from this group.

In 1959 he, together with Jerome Hanna, Richard Harris, Norman Johnson, and Billy Prophet formed The Jive Five. Among their classic doo-wop recordings, released on Beltone Records, were “My True Story”, “Never, Never”, and “What Time Is It?”. In 1985, they sang doo wop on the American TV Cable Nickelodeon. Pitt and The Jive Five were introduced to New York cable TV branding consultants Fred Seibert and Alan Goodman by his latest producer, Ambient Sound’s Marty Pekar. Together, they embarked on an almost ten-year relationship, creating and singing the a cappella signature sound of the American children’s television network Nickelodeon. Terry Stewart, President & CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, called Pitt “the most underrated soul singer in America”. Eugene’s cousin, Elijah Pitts, was an NFL running back and long-time assistant coach. Pitt died at the age of 80 on June 29, 2018.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances & Eugene Pitt Salute by Bobby Jay

“I’m A Happy Man” to have known and loved Eugene Pitt since we were kids in the music business starting in the early 1960s. I’ll be paying tribute to the late lead singer of the Jive Five on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, when I play his outstanding songs recorded with the group and from his first; and now only solo album, “Eugene Pitt’s Steppin’ Out In Front ‘I Love Beach Music’.” You’ll also hear the great work he did in helping to establish Viacom’s children cable network, “Nickelodeon.”

If you’re a Eugene Pitt fan or just curious as to who he was, and what he was all about, this is going to be right up your alley. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT.

After that, it’s time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where on the playlist will be: The Main Ingredient, DeBarge, the Four Tops, Richard “Dimples” Fields, the Temptations, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Peaches & Herb, Dennis Edwards, Heatwave, Whitney Houston and more. It kicks off at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. It’s gonna be a wonderful evening of music and memories, and I hope you’ll join me on the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Eugene Sampson Pitt (November 6, 1937 – June 29, 2018) was an American musician and the founding member of The Jive Five. He formed a group with some school friends in 1954 called the Genies, in which he was the lead singer. There were no recordings from this group.

In 1959 he, together with Jerome Hanna, Richard Harris, Norman Johnson, and Billy Prophet formed The Jive Five. Among their classic doo-wop recordings, released on Beltone Records, were “My True Story”, “Never, Never”, and “What Time Is It?”. In 1985, Pitt and The Jive Five were introduced to New York cable TV branding consultants Fred Seibert and Alan Goodman by his latest producer, Ambient Sound’s Marty Pekar. Together, they embarked on an almost ten-year relationship, creating and singing the a cappella signature sound of the American children’s television network Nickelodeon. Terry Stewart, President & CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, called Pitt “the most underrated soul singer in America”.

Pitt’s cousin, Elijah Pitts, was an NFL running back and long-time assistant coach.

Pitt died at the age of 80 on June 29, 2018. – Wikipedia

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

This evening on “Great Soul Performances” we’ll have: Bruno Mars, the Independents, the Marvelettes, the Meters, the Clovers, the Cleftones, Jackie Wilson, Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Isley Brothers, the Dells, Eugene Pitt, Tower Of Power, John Legend-Jamie Foxx-Nick Jonas & Seal; live in concert at The White House and more. It happens at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. A reminder: next Saturday will be our annual Christmas Show. Coming up later on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” on tap will be: Run D.M.C., GQ, Earth, Wind & Fire, Main Ingredient, Ashford & Simpson, the Sugarhill Gang, Michael Jackson, Ann Peebles, the Average White Band, Weird Al Yankovic and several others. “G.S.P. 2” begins at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT. It’s all good, and I think you’ll have a wonderful time. Check us out later for the music and the fun on “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the “Home of the Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Saturday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

“Great Soul Performances” this evening will be dedicated to my dear friend and singing buddy, the late Angel Rissoff; “The Bronx Bomber Of Soul,” who passed away last month. I was always in awe of Angel and his unlimited talent, be it singing with Little Isidore & the Inquisitors, Kenny Vance & the Planotones or with Phil Granito, Seth Glassman and myself as the Sons Of Saint Rocco, and of course his solo output which made him a star on the “Beach Music” circuit. You’ll hear Angel’s interpretations of songs by: The Manhattans, the Temptations, the Radiants, the Drifters, Marvin Gaye, Darrell Banks, the Rosalinde Block Party, and Eugene Pitt from his solo album “Steppin’ Out In Front; I Love Beach Music” and our tribute to one of our favorite Angel Rissoff songs, featuring Johnny Gale who co-wrote and played on the original as well as ours, and more. The tribute begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I think you’re going to enjoy some great soul music from “The Bronx Bomber Of Soul,” the late Angel Rissoff. Immediately following will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where on the playlist will be: Oran “Juice” Jones, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jimmy Ruffin, Manhattan Transfer, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Cameo, the Gap Band, Patti LaBelle, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes and many others. G.S.P. 2: The 80s starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. It’s gonna be a jam packed 4 hours of soul at the “Home Of The Hits,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

GSP-LOGOToday is the second day of the brand new year 2017 and this evening will be our first “Great Soul Performances” of the year, with music from: The O’Jays, Gene Chandler, the Isley Brothers, Aretha Franklin, Eugene Pitt, Archie Bell & the Drells, J.R. Bailey, Joe Bataan, the Originals, Barbara Lynn, James Brown, the Contours (live in concert) and several others. Drop on by at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Hope you’re enjoying your New Year’s weekend and I’ll be looking forward to seeing you this evening for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Monday 7pm: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

GspRadio2It’s Monday and time once again for some “Sweet Soul Music” this evening with “Great Soul Performances.” Stopping by musically will be: The Spinners, Bettye Swann, Isaac Hayes, Bloodstone, the Escorts, Eugene Pitt, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the Casinos. Blue Magic, Big Maybelle, Stevie Wonder (live in concert) and several more. Join us at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances” on the home of the hits. . .

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET

Jerry lawsonI think we need some “Sweet Soul Music” on this day after the City of Lights, BobbyJay 7-9-15Paris, was so brutally and viciously attacked last night. We stand in solidarity with the people of France #peaceforparis, America’s first ally. This evening on “Great Soul Performances” you’ll hear: Ike & Tina Turner, Billy Vera & Judy Clay, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, James Brown, Eugene Pitt, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, J.R. Bailey, Barry White, Jesse Belvin, another cut from the new Jerry Lawson CD, a track from James Brown disciple Earl Swindell; known as “Third World Earl,” my buddy Timothy Wilson with the Serenaders and a selection from his current CD, and a live track, in concert from my favorite venue in world “The Bottom Line” in Greenwich Village in NYC, you’ll hear Tony Orlando during the recording of his first ever “live” album. I’m also going to profile the late Allen Toussaint, who passed away on Monday in Madrid, Spain. It’s gonna be a full plate and you don’t want to miss any of it. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #beachmusic

Beach Music TurntableOn today’s “Great Soul Performances” it’s all about “Beach Music!” Easter was this past Sunday, and the Monday following Easter officially starts “Beach Music Season.” I mean after the horrendous winter we’ve just gone through, what could be better? Spring is here, the Baseball Season 2015 is underway, and we look forward to summertime. So, on the Beach Music Playlist today you’ll find: The Embers, Billy Stewart, Eugene Pitt, the Esquires, the Tymes, Jerry Butler, Willie Tee, the Catalinas, Chuck Jackson, the Platters, and I even take a turn singing a “Beach Music Classic,” plus there’s a whole lot more. It kicks off at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT, following an encore of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time. Please join me for all the classic songs as we usher in “Beach Music Season” because “Summertime’s Calling Me” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances (Soul Remakes) with Bobby Jay 7p ET #gsp

R&BThis evening on “Great Soul Performances” once again it’s “Soul Remakes & Covers.” This is so much fun. You’ll hear artists such as Erma Franklin, Ben E. King, the Intruders, Eugene Pitt, the Rascals, Billy Paul, Aretha Franklin, Dyke & the Blazers, Janis Joplin, Peaches & Herb, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bobby “Blue” Bland and many others. It happens right after an encore performance of “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM, so that means you can catch it at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. If you miss it, or want to hear it again, it’s available on Monday at 10PM or Wednesday at 12Noon; all times eastern. I’ll be looking for you later this evening for “Soul Remakes & Covers” on RadioMaxMusic.com. 

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

BObbyJay+Half the country is gripped in stormy weather this weekend, but we’ll try and liven things up this evening with another interesting “Great Soul Performances.” On the playlist is: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Eugene Pitt & the Jive Five, Jr. Walker & the All-Stars, the Whispers, Laura Lee, Spyro Gyra, the Tymes, James Brown, Joss Stone and Darlene Love “in concert.” We’ll get underway at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Next week is our annual Christmas show. So, it’s all good right here on RadioMaxMusic.com.

 

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

bobbyjayrmIt’s the weekend once again and time for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com. This evening on tap: the Jacksons, Johnnie Taylor, Michael McDonald, the Intruders, Eugene Pitt, Brainstorm, Marvin Gaye, J.R. Bailey, Al Jarreau & David Sanborn “live in concert,” segment 7 of the “Motown Story” and a whole lot more. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT with the encore performance on Monday evening at 10PM and Wednesday 12pm eastern time.  (Source: Bobby Jay)

 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay Live from the Big E 7pm ET

Big eOn “Great Soul Performances” this evening, Live from the fairground of the “Big E” you’ll hear Darlene Love, Larry Chance, the O’Jays, the Dells, Natalie Cole, the Dramatics, the Stylistics, Frankie Lymon, Eugene Pitt, segment 6 of “The Motown Story,” and Main Ingredient “in concert.” We start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Don’t forget if you miss the show, we schedule an encore performance on Monday night on RadioMaxMusic.com.

 

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp

bobby-cynthiaThis week on “Great Soul Performances” you’ll hear: Gladys Knight & the Pips, L.T.D., Michael Jackson, the Manhattans, Eugene Pitt, Voyage, High Inergy, the Temprees, David Ruffin, the Honey Cone, James Brown, the “Candy Licker” Marvin Sease, “live in concert,” and much more. It starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT and don’t forget the encore performance on Labor Day, Monday, at 10PM eastern time on RadioMaxMusic.com.